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Author Topic: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023  (Read 2394 times)

Offline WREC RadioFreeEastCoast

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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2023, 1853 UTC »
@Skipmuck Thanks for that OM! I can always count on you guy

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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2023, 1914 UTC »
Iím testing my new WREC 3.0 audio chain this afternoon with old Radio Free East Coast 1990s era shows on trusty old fashioned cassette tapes.  :) Thanks for listening and any audio quality comments are welcome! 🤗


1912 solid S7 and good audio quality for USB. Got to say the comedy parody's are funny!
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2023, 1935 UTC »
1934 UTC - Amish music show spoof. S6 signal here this afternoon.
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2023, 2012 UTC »
S9 in Boston - banter between DJ Sparx and his XYL?
« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 2013 UTC by Nomadiq »
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2023, 2023 UTC »
2022 UTC just tuned in to hear a man and young lady talking.
2029 UTC Dj Sparks & Miss Kitty with station id.

S 3 to 5 with moderate noise with noise reduction on, thanks for the show, pls qsl and thanks.

Audio quality: https://voca.ro/1GQ4Xcpv0nC4
« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 2030 UTC by TRI International »
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2023, 2039 UTC »
2037 heard the explanation for the WREC name and the announcers name it's not DJ Sparx it's "PJ Sparx".
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2023, 2043 UTC »
2042utc SIO222direct
Miss kitty and the news
2110utc signal got better
2120utc band on the run

Thanks for show
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2023, 2104 UTC »
Miss Kitty and myself are thankful for all the posts!  ;D Keep on listening please 🙏

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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2023, 2155 UTC »
I have with a Good signal.  PJ Sparks just gave ID and  history of WREC.  Thanks for the show.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2023, 2208 UTC by JustGreg »
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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2023, 2229 UTC »
Heard at 2212 UTC in Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Good signal, but a lot of propagational noise

2106 UTC "Teenager in Love"
2211 UTC. Pitch to join ACE.
2212 UTC. Free East Coast Radio ID, reports to POB 1 Belfast NY, with three first class stamps.
WREC at WRECradio@aol.com
2219 UTC. "Pirate's Life for Me"

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Re: WREC 6950 USB 1538 UTC 12 Nov 2023
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2023, 2054 UTC »
Finally had a chance to upload my off-air recording of this broadcast from yesterday. It's about 5 hours and 16 minutes long, from 1744 UTC to sign-off at 2300:
https://archive.org/details/wrec-6950-usb-1744-utc-12-nov-2023

Thanks again for the marathon broadcast and for re-transmitting these classic tapes from your archive, PJ Sparks!

I thought I'd transcribe the brief history of WREC heard a little after 2200 UTC because I found it interesting:

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You are tuned to Radio Free East Coastís fifth anniversary program. This is your host, PJ Sparks. If this is the first time youíre hearing WREC, or for you veteran listeners who are curious about how WREC got started, here is some background information on my station. WRECís first test broadcast was way back on September 28, 1992 at 0012 UTC on the frequency of 7415 kHz. WREC continued testing on or around 7415 until early October of 1992 when the Johnson Viking II transmitter broke down. While the transmitter was being repaired, the North American Pirate Relay Service was kind enough to air a couple of WREC programs during January and February of 1993. After making final transmitter repairs and an antenna adjustment, the Viking II rig was finally back on the air in March and Radio Free East Coastís first program was broadcast on March 13, 1993 at 0036 UTC on 7417 kHz. Since then, Radio Free East Coast has been active relaying numerous other pirate stations as well as WREC programming. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the listeners who voted for WREC as the best pirate station of 1997. Your support of Radio Free East Coast is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoy this fifth anniversary program.
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