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Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« on: December 04, 2023, 0110 UTC »
Playing a Casey Kasem program for a transmitter test.
0114: State of the Heart by Rick Springfield. 
0121: Heaven by Bryan Adams.
0124: Hello Again by Neil Diamond.
0409: Off, thank you for the show tonight.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0410 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2023, 0112 UTC »
4185 khz, S9+  Casey Kasem... #32 on the count down...thanks for the broadcast !
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2023, 0113 UTC »
SINPO=44444

107- Casey Kasem on the mic. July 27, 1985 American Top 40.
108- "St. Elmo's Fire Theme" by John Parr.
110- Short snippets of 80s tunes in quick succession.
111- Radio ads, then weather forecast, follwed by commercial station ID.
112- Casey back on the mic.
112- "State Of The Heart" by Rick Springfield.
All reception from this location, radio and antenna.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2023, 0117 UTC »
How is the audio comrades? We are optimizing everything including the audio. Please let us know how you think it sounds.

Many thanks, DW
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2023, 0120 UTC »
AUDIO  IS GREAT !!!
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2023, 0125 UTC »
0124 Audio good for SSB .... how many watts DW?   500 watts nice
0232 The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News.
0304 Still sounding good here DW!
0409 off - good signal to the end!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0410 UTC by clobdell »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2023, 0127 UTC »
Half a kilo!

Thanks for the input.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2023, 0128 UTC »
Comrade, the audio quality is excellent-- Clear and crisp!
All reception from this location, radio and antenna.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2023, 0133 UTC »
Audio is pretty good!
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« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0151 UTC by Paul65 »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2023, 0145 UTC »
0121 UTC Rough reception here with moderate fading and an S5 noise level, but some S7 peaks with excellent audio. Casey Kasem's American Top 40 relay
0142 UTC "St Elmo's Fire"-John Parr
0249 UTC "Sussudio"-Phil Collins (signal is about the same with the high noise level here)
0317 UTC Hit some S8 peaks during "Never Surrender"-Corey Hart
0400 UTC "Shout"-Tears For Fears"
0404 UTC "Every Time You Go Away"-Paul Young

Here's a 15 minute recording from 0121-0136 UTC:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZW_cpGNZ0uhY1wfDDgjA9j5auVzn_HR/view?usp=sharing
Another 15 minute recording from 0318-0333 UTC:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KmW2u5Vf8zZq1yW5vRAzjDaLEVcMPV_f/view?usp=sharing

Thank you for the trip back to 1985 DJDW!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0407 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2023, 0153 UTC »
Great signal on the Sutton, MA SDR! S7-S9

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2023, 0155 UTC »
Great to hear from everyone! I'm going to just let this show play out the whole way. It will likely fade out for most but its a great test for the station and heats the bunker too! Thanks Skipmuck for the recording! I'll check it out after.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2023, 0203 UTC »
Super strong, S9+15 / SINPO 55555 on a New England SDR with Casey Kaysem's American Top 40 countdown from obviously decades ago (about 1985 or so) but adverts from 2021. Replay from a station in the Canadian Maritimes, "Coast 101". (Eh?) Mentions of Nova Scotia in the adverts and temperatures in Celsius but then an advert for a car dealership in Newfoundland.

DJDW asked for comments on the audio. I'm listening on a hi-fi speaker. I'm going to be the contrarian and say that the high end sounds a little restricted; there is a bit more rolloff above 3 KHz than I have heard from you in the past on 43 meters. Sorry to rain on the parade. Otherwise, no problems.

Recording of 5:23 starting at 0209 UTC, after boosting the high end: https://voca.ro/1oMzWXHwR937

0241 - Live on-scene report from a pastry shop in downtown Saint John's (Newfoundland).
0246 - They are up to Phil Collins' "Sussudio" with Kasey playing all the sections of songs containing stuttering that have hit number 1.
0250 - Gotta go. I'm out. Cheers.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0250 UTC by Charlie_Dont_Surf »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2023, 0207 UTC »
ok Charlie...thanks for the report. Opened up the highs a little bit more. Any change?
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 04 DEC 2023
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2023, 0210 UTC »
ok Charlie...thanks for the report. Opened up the highs a little bit more. Any change?

Yeah, I think so. In fact, I think I noticed the exact moment that you did that. Seeing "energy" out a little past 4 KHz now, which is new. TNX, man.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 0214 UTC by Charlie_Dont_Surf »
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Every minute Charlie squats in the bush, his signal gets stronger."

 

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