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Offline Zoidberg

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The mysterious Long Range Radio emerges from hiatus
« on: May 23, 2009, 1955 UTC »
One of the more enigmatic pirate stations, Long Range Radio, appears to have been confirmed by several listeners posting to the FRN.  Long Range Radio was heretofore logged only by legendary DXer George Zeller.

The 5/23/09, 0100 UTC transmission seemed of dubious origin, due to the absence of Warren Zevon music, a signature of the mysterious Long Range Radio: http://www.frn.net/vines/Forum4/HTML/013987.html

However, a 5/23/09, 1700 UTC transmission with Zevon music appeared to be the genuine article: http://www.frn.net/vines/Forum4/HTML/014003.html

5/23/09 Late log per unattended recording. My recorder doesn't time stamp so times are very approximate.
6925 USB
0100 UTC (time approx per these logs): Mojo Nixon pirate radio song
Followed by some unid song, Jimmy Buffett "Havana Daydreaming", another Jimmy Buffett song.
0120z (time approx): Long Range Radio ID just audible through noise after Buffett songs.
Music resumed after a few moments of dead air.
Some version of "The Shake" (another station just barely audible in background), Buffett "Boat Drinks"

SINPO - 22332, fair signal, moderately heavy local RFI, moderate QRN static crashes

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Re: The mysterious Long Range Radio emerges from hiatus
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 2027 UTC »
This could be who I had here, around 1857-1901z, pretty weak, but I think I was hearing something, as opposed to just hearing things.

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