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Author Topic: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023  (Read 979 times)

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BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« on: January 07, 2023, 0158 UTC »
BallSmacker Radio 4030.0 kHz AM 01:58 UTC 07 JAN 2023

01:58 UTC - Carrier is up with interval signal; weak readable with fading;
02:00 UTC - Broadcast begins; now weak barely readable;
02:30 UTC - Still weak unreadable.

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0232 UTC by ~SIGINT~ »

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2023, 0201 UTC »
SIO 555 20 over S9 - great AM Audio
0201 Shout - Tears for Fears
0207 I Count The Tears - The Drifters (boy this song sounds like LETS LIVE FOR TODAY) wow!
0208 YL Ball Smacker ID
0208  Heaven - Eric Clapton
0213  Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and Pacemakers
0215  "Wire Strung Up in a tree" ID
0216  Driver's Seat - Sniff n The Tears
0220  Spinning Wheel - Blood Sweat and Tears
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0220 UTC by FelixChapel »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2023, 0203 UTC »
Tuned in at 0200 utc on Traverse City MI sdr with fair S9 to S9+10 signal, piano IS then woman saying "this is Ball Smacker Radio", rock tune I can't ID, wide variety of songs with a tears or crying theme, at 0330 "96 tears" by question mark and the mysterians then SSTV/FAX of girl holding bowling ball, goodbye announcement, piano IS then off air. Thanks for the tunes. 
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0348 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2023, 0204 UTC »
0202 utc  sinpo 22222
Shout
0207 utc I count the tears 😢
0208 utc tears in heaven
0213 utc don't let the sun catch u crying
Tears 😢 😹 😿 😭  0215 id  wires in the trees 🌳
0215 utc drivers seat
0220 utc spining wheel
0225 utc signal fading away
0230 utc lonely tear drops
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« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0236 UTC by dxwingr »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2023, 0207 UTC »
signal S9+5-10 on the SDR in Fair Hill, Maryland
01.58 piano
02.00 ID
02.00 song "Shout"
02.06 song "I Count the Tears"
02.08 ID
02.08 song "Tears in Heaven"
02.13 song "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying"
02.15 ID
02.15 song "Driver's Seat"
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0216 UTC by Bali_Frank »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2023, 0216 UTC »
No Patsy and Elmo? They've got a Spotify list.

Nice S-9 signal on the Kiwi w/ the 900 ft. loop @ Smolinski's Radio Ranch and Geiger Counter Compound. Fading a bit, sounds like Eric Clapton doing an acoustic version of "You Look Beautiful Tonight".

I'm heading out west to see if I can get a better signal at Marie's place.

Nope, but I got back in time to hear the great Jackie Wilson belt out "Lonely Teardrops". Jackie invented what became known as "The Moonwalk" thirty years before Michael Jackson caught his own hair on fire showing off. Jackie was the best.

The Rolling Stones with "As Tears Go By" a song they gave to an underage girlfriend of Mick's named Marianne Faithful ,I wonder what she did with it?  The Miracles with "The Tears of a Clown". More Miracles with "The Tracks of my Tear's". Smokey could sing his ass off back when Motown ruled the airwaves.

Huey Lewis,meh, followed by someone who sounded like Jackson Browne. Followed by funk tune. Op talking about qsl's, pass.

Your modulation is low, approx. 3:05 UTC, bring up the audio.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0307 UTC by Pigmeat »

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2023, 0236 UTC »
Just bits of music in the noise here
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2023, 0242 UTC »
0157 "Wildfire" IS, ID, "Shout" - Tears for Fears, "I count the tears" - The Drifters, ID, "Driver's Seat" - Sniff n' the Tears, "Spinning Wheel" - Blood, Sweat and Tears, "Two kinds of Teardrops" - Del Shannon, ID, "Lonely Teardrops" - Jackie Wilson, "Don't cry out loud" - Melissa Manchester, "Don't shed a tear" - Paul Carrack into a program of "tears" related songs.

Started at a good S 8 - 9 and slowly declined to S6 - 7 with increasing noise by 0242.
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2023, 0246 UTC »
0243 UTC: A noisy S7 signal. But enjoying the music as I try to organize my pictures.



Thanks for the broadcast it was enjoyable as always.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2023, 0335 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2023, 0254 UTC »
S7 @ 0253 with "Here Come Those Tears Again" Jackson Browne
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2023, 0317 UTC »
S7 and mostly below the band noise. Very bad copy, Ballsmacker! Not an enjoyable listening experience. You're making me long for the days when you were "just some wires strung up in the trees" and back on 6960.
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2023, 0336 UTC »
Much better signal on the V-Beam pointing NE on the Kiwi in Westminster,MD. Valdemar Huerta w/ "I'll Be There Before The Next Teardrop Falls". Valdemar aka Freddie Fender aka "El Rock N' Roll Kid" was a helluva guitarist,too.

Female with what sounded like id.

Some caterwauling female singing a disco tune.

Now this is more like it. Question Mark and The Mysterians with "96 Tears".

Contact info after SSTV racket and interval signal 3:33 UTC. approx.

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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2023, 0337 UTC »
The only thing I'm getting is a tiny blip above the noise grass. No audio was heard at any time. Hope this helps.
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Re: BallSmacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 07 JAN 2023
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2023, 0343 UTC »
It's the atmosphere. There's not a thing any of these folks can do about it. At least Ballsmacker and a few other op's have had the sense to go down the bands.

 

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