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Author Topic: KMUD MOJAVE PHONE BOOTH RE-BROADCAST via NAPRS 6935 AM 0107 UTC 21 MAY 2023  (Read 1133 times)

Offline N2MLP

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SOMEONE TALKING ON PHONE
S 9 plus signal

OFF THE AIR 0230 UTC

« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0245 UTC by N2MLP »
ALL RECEPTION IS DIRECT  QSL's are greatly appreciated!

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0107 Om talking ?
0110 two  om talking  /Laughter   HFU ?
0112 Phone conversation ?
noisy with a little fading hard to understand .
0120 going to do radio broadcast?
0203 Id KMUD
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0205 UTC by hsmith77 »
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SINPO=33433

108- Two OMs intermittently talking, as if on a phone call. Making comments about people being out there tonight. Laughing. Talking about doing a radio broadcast. Mention of Free Radio Network (FRN.net) website, and the grapevine feature. Hang up at 112.
113- Phone connecting noises.
113- Another conversation begins.

127- Checking back, and hearing phone connecting noises again.
127- Two OMs talking again. Mention of, you need a little bit of money, looking for a Ham publication in the magazine rack, frn.net, etc.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0131 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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0107 UTC xmsn breaks, then 2 OM chatting on the phone...mention of the FRN, and short chat.
0113 UTC Another phone conversation with mention of pirate radio
0119 UTC Mention of San Diego and "if you want to be a part of the pirate radio broadcast"...."K-MUD"
0121 UTC "We're out here in the Mojave desert"..."100 miles west of Las Vegas"..."run by the National Park Service"
0124 UTC YL phone call..."sometimes the phone rings and we pick it up and nobody's there"
0132 UTC Phone call from somebody who can't understand English? Next call..."Hello Mojave phone booth"
0135 UTC "The booth is all shot up and covered with bumper stickers"
0146 UTC "Not a cloud in the sky"..."10:15 we'll be signing off"
0148 UTC Music from a radio, then OM with ID and shoutouts to the people who phoned in...K-MUD Radio
0150 UTC Sounds like opera music now
0203 UTC Music followed by another phone call....YL caller
0215 UTC Tough copy now...can hear part of the ops, but nothing from the caller
0221 UTC Music then an OM caller
0226 UTC SSTV, then OFF


Another one I always wanted to hear! Thanks NAPRS! Here's my recording of the show:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vaRg8Y6ZcVGEbjlHn66qAm_SH1-MKRGn/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0241 UTC by Skipmuck »
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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S8 with kiwisdr in Fair Hill, Maryland.
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Reception into NE Ohio:

S3  SIO 222  SINPO 25222 very weak, just above noise at times

0118 UTC Phone call, San Diego area
0121 Different phone call....We're going to do a pirate radio broadcast from here.....Mohave National preserve, 100 miles west of Las Vegas....
0125 New phone call with female from Tennessee
0126 discussing equipment settings, audio

Thanks for the rebroadcast!!!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0126 UTC by Chuck54 »
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0108 phone chat heard FRN mentioned.
0122 talking about drinking beer in the Mojave Desert
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Why it's ol' McGreevy himself! I wonder if he can hear the relay in his fern filled canyon in Marin County? I understand they used a 20 watt mil-surplus transmitter for this tx.

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Tried several sdr's in usa and Canada and got weak carrier on all of them with occasional audio of people talking.
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S9+20 with the K3FEF KiwiSDR.

0135 UTC-Phone call from Atlanta, Georgia, talking about the Mojave Phone Booth
0138 UTC-Next call, YL caller
0138 UTC-Steve talking about the Art Bell show and Desert Chad
0147 UTC-Trying to get some music going, a bit of music
0148 UTC-Captain Kirk saying hello to listeners, phone number to call KMUD
0150 UTC-Opera music
0151 UTC-Kirk answering a phone call from Germany
0154 UTC-Next phone call, caller from Florida
0202 UTC-KMUD ID, music
0203 UTC-Another phone call, YL caller
0216 UTC-Music
0216 UTC-Next call
0221 UTC-Music, short phone calls
0221 UTC-Caller from Scotland
0226 UTC-Music, KMUD ID
0226 UTC-Scottie 2 SSTV
0228 UTC-OFF

« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0233 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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0136 Talk about Joshua Trees ….. S7 audio could use a boost ….must be a poor tape ….
0146 Mention of Godried’s web site …. wind noise on mike annoying ...
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0146 UTC by clobdell »
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S9 here but with low audio and a high qrn level.  Tough copy.
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0136 Talk about Joshua Trees ….. S7 audio could use a boost ….must be a poor tape ….
0146 Mention of Godried’s web site …. wind noise on mike annoying ...

It's an old show, the copy is likely made from a tape of the same vintage. It's not going to be pristine audio. It almost sounds like it's an on air recording, not a studio copy like they get from an audiophile like the great Bram Stoker.

BTW, that was Radio Bob calling in from supposedly Atlanta. That voice was hard to mistake. Bob had good antennas, he could hear me fart during a tx.

I've got a decent copy on Smolinski's Kiwi w/ the 900 ft. loop. I'm going hit the head and log off the Kiwi.

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0136 Talk about Joshua Trees ….. S7 audio could use a boost ….must be a poor tape ….
0146 Mention of Godried’s web site …. wind noise on mike annoying ...

It's an old show, the copy is likely made from a tape of the same vintage. It's not going to be pristine audio. It almost sounds like it's an on air recording, not a studio copy like they get from an audiophile like the great Bram Stoker.

BTW, that was Radio Bob calling in from supposedly Atlanta. That voice was hard to mistake. Bob had good antennas, he could hear me fart during a tx.

I've got a decent copy on Smolinski's Kiwi w/ the 900 ft. loop. I'm going hit the head and log off the Kiwi.

This is where this came from: https://archive.org/details/KmudshortwaveMojavePhoneBoothBroadcast

That was uploaded by Steve himself, but it is broken up into several parts and poor quality. The version that is on the air right now came from here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PkWV7FZjc4c&pp=ygULS211ZCBtb2phdmU%3D

Lots of cool pictures in that archive.org upload, including that 20 watt TX. Steve is still around on HF as a ham, I’ve heard him once but didn’t get to talk to him.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 0228 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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Songs are identified with Shazam if needed. I usually use KiwiSDR receivers. Reception from my QTH is using an SDRPlay RSP1A for SWL with a 40 meter band Inverted V at 40 feet. Kenwood TS-570D for ham use.
My website: https://swl7.wordpress.com/
Shortwave Radio Archive: https://www.youtube.com/@SW_Archive
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Tuned in to SSTV 0226-27

Right @ noise floor, SIO=222

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