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Offline BryanDX

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Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« on: September 02, 2013, 0801 UTC »
This station on 6925U has been thundering in at North Island and South Island locations of New Zealand since first observed at 0603 UTC on Monday 2 September.
As I type this at 0758 UTC there is a documentary on marjuana being aired. In an eQSL reecived last weekend the operator said his location is Central North Island.
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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 0853 UTC »
Thanks for the heads-up this morning!

0849z: A very faint signal can be heard right now, sounds like talk as opposed to music, occasionally popping above the S3 noise floor.  A bit early yet for any sunrise enhancement here but I suspect the signal will strengthen in another hour or two if still on.

0943z: SSTV
1025z: Announcement, sounded like a Radio Totse ID given, signal is still faint.
1135z: SSTV
1139z: "You are listening to Radio Totse"
1220z: Faint but still being heard
1222z: Off now?
« Last Edit: September 02, 2013, 1223 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 1104 UTC »
Hearing Radio Totse here as well, some QRM from the FL shrimpers for a short period of time.

0735 Scottie DX SSTV:

0941 Scottie DX SSTV:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2013, 1301 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 1107 UTC »
Tuned in at 1042. Some signal here. Could hear some vocals with vibrato that with the weak signal & static, sounded to me like Iron Maiden or some band in that realm. Then hammered by a QSO by the US shrimpers (talking about how Joel's phone service is unreliable at his new apartment, red vs. white shrimp, the price of shrimp, etc.). During this time, I could hear what sounded like some intricate flute, kind of like Irish folk music.

My 1st time to actually hear Radio Totse. I left the radio on a few weeks ago & caught a pretty nice SSTV image, but the signal this morning didn't seem to be that strong.

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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 1131 UTC »
Hearing it faintly in the S3 noise floor @ 1120
Signal is in & out, can tell speech from music, but that's about it

1130, 1142, faint music
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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 1139 UTC »
music, extremely faint, 1136 heard SSTV (?) then back to music
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Re: Australasian Pirate Radio Totse
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 1314 UTC »
Reviewed the overnight recordings. Very faint into GA, audio was just on the edge of being discernible from the noise. A few shrimp boats made copy even tougher. A faint trace of SSTV at one point as well.


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