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Offline Andrew Yoder

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« on: November 15, 2022, 0237 UTC »
I wrote about this more on my blog, but Hobby Broadcasting Radio show #1 is done. It's scheduled to be aired on WBCQ's 5130-kHz transmitter on Thursday November 17 from 11-12 PM EST (November 18 from 0400-0500 UTC).

This show is primarily an interview with Brian Penney (longtime pirate listener and also the pirate radio columnist for NASWA), where we also talk about Halloween stations and manage to squeeze in some clips from stations on that weekend.

The plan is for HB Radio to be on the air every third Thursday of the month at this time on 5130 kHz. I'm not sure what the coverage is like for 5130, and I don't yet have it online. Let me know if you'd like to hear it, but can't.

If you hear show #1, did it sound like something you'd want to listen to each month? If not, is there anything we could do to make it better?
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2022, 2210 UTC »
Andy - I look forward to listening even though the time is kind of late for an old guy like me!  But Iíll do the old Fred Flintstone toothpicks to prop open the eyes trick if need be.
Thanks for your continued support of the hobby.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2022, 2234 UTC »
Andy - I look forward to listening even though the time is kind of late for an old guy like me!  But Iíll do the old Fred Flintstone toothpicks to prop open the eyes trick if need be. Thanks for your continued support of the hobby. FPE

If that don't work you can go the "Alex DeLarge" route (found the dvd today @ local thrift store- you're never too old to enjoy a decent hobby).  8)

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2022, 2341 UTC »
Andy - I look forward to listening even though the time is kind of late for an old guy like me!  But Iíll do the old Fred Flintstone toothpicks to prop open the eyes trick if need be. Thanks for your continued support of the hobby. FPE

If that don't work you can go the "Alex DeLarge" route (found the dvd today @ local thrift store- you're never too old to enjoy a decent hobby).  8)

Hah!  Yes you are right but 4am (when I get up) comes awfully earlyÖ.
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2022, 1704 UTC »
Thanks much for the interest! Sleep's important and this is the only time slot, so I can e-mail the MP3 to you if you'd like and if your e-mail can handle 20Mb attachments
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Hobby Broadcasting Blog: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2022, 1730 UTC »
Thanks much for the interest! Sleep's important and this is the only time slot, so I can e-mail the MP3 to you if you'd like and if your e-mail can handle 20Mb attachments

Since I did not get a chance to hear it. I would like a copy. Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2022, 1918 UTC »
Thanks much for the interest! Sleep's important and this is the only time slot, so I can e-mail the MP3 to you if you'd like and if your e-mail can handle 20Mb attachments

Andy - that would be great if you email me the mp3 just in case the toothpicks break
Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2022, 2050 UTC »
Yes, I would love a copy of that. Thanks Andrew.
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2022, 0403 UTC »
Program beginning now, good signal on the Northwest Ireland KiwiSDR. WBCQ 5130 kHz is difficult to hear at my location, but it makes it to Europe well.

Thanks for the program! I really enjoyed it! I can’t wait to hear it again next month :D

My off-air recording of the full program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRyeY0JKv7s
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2022, 0411 UTC »
you should have had some pirates broadcast it too . bcq is buried in the noise , so if you feel like it Andrew send me a copy to listen to .

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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2022, 0413 UTC »
I have very poor direct reception here in Springfield, MA, but earlier saw the wisdom of breaking a general rule to not use online SDR's. I have excellent reception on Chris Smolinski's 120 foot T2FD kiwi! Some light fades, but overall a solid S9 here. Time to kick back and enjoy the show....thanks Andrew!
QSL's to poorbrookking >at< aol.com are greatly appreciated! All reception and postings using My radio, My antenna, and generally in real time(excluding posting of SSTV images!).
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2022, 0436 UTC »
It's coming in better here than I'd expected on my new horizontal loop: S9+5/10, pretty steady. I should've set the levels on the phone higher. I am happy that I could completely copy some of the airchecks

Outhouse: I don't think I have your address
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Hobby Broadcasting Blog: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2022, 0444 UTC »
It's coming in better here than I'd expected on my new horizontal loop: S9+5/10, pretty steady. I should've set the levels on the phone higher. I am happy that I could completely copy some of the airchecks

Outhouse: I don't think I have your address
my email is still the same

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2022, 0538 UTC »
Thanks much for the interest! Sleep's important and this is the only time slot, so I can e-mail the MP3 to you if you'd like and if your e-mail can handle 20Mb attachments
If you have a studio recording of the program, it's worth uploading to the internet archive site, archive.org. I've used that site for years to upload a few of my better off air recordings. All are still intact -- unlike all the other upload sites that went dormant or switched from free to premium subscriptions and deleted every file from the free accounts.

And if pirates want to relay the program, they can access it easily from there. Even if we upload a wav file, the site automagically creates more compact but good quality files in common formats, as well as open source formats that have no licensing issues. And media files can be played directly from archive dot org via their built-in players, or streamed through our preferred media player.
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Re: Hobby Broadcasting Radio
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2022, 1338 UTC »
Here's another off-air recording I made using Chris Smolinski's 120 foot T2FD kiwi, through my browser direct to Audacity. Enjoyed the show very much and I hope to hear these shows on a regular monthly basis. Thanks Andrew and Brian Penney! Good job all around!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r2YZCRzfQ416PQTmIjVyFHYG3Of3U1Nn/view?usp=sharing
QSL's to poorbrookking >at< aol.com are greatly appreciated! All reception and postings using My radio, My antenna, and generally in real time(excluding posting of SSTV images!).
QTH:Springfield, MA
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