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Author Topic: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013  (Read 2877 times)

Offline DimBulb

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X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« on: September 15, 2013, 0259 UTC »
X-FM sounding good in NH tonight, S9+10 and well above the noise.

0257z Oasis - Supersonic
0301z X-FM ID (yes, you have been found thanks to LightKeeper), xfmshortwave@gmail.com
0305z Queens of the Stone Age - I Sat by the Ocean
0310z Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
0313z ID into Noro - Brand New
0318z Celestica - Crystal Castles

Taking requests here or via email (above)

0322z Van Halen - Panama (for OLY1969)
0327z Kansas - Carry on my Wayward Son  (for Skeezix)

Skeezix says his true request is for a beer, maybe you have a beer tune, or a good beer-drinking tune

0330z Blur - Girls and Boys

How about B-52's Love Shack and/or Give Me Back My Man?

0335z Reel Big Fish - Beer (raise one for me Skeezix)
0338z ID into Neon Trees & Kaskade - Lessons in Love
0348z ID into Bush - The Sound of Winter
0351z ID into Bush - Machinehead
0400z ID into Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go 'Round (sounds seriously autotuned)

0405z Bedtime - Thanks for the music RedHat  (signal still holding at S9+10)

Request line open at (408) 800-6925




« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 0402 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: X-FM 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 0302 UTC »
6975 Am  XFM 
S7 - S8  just above the static here at S7
3:00z XFM Id
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Re: X-FM 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 0305 UTC »
03:04 Just barely picking them up over the noise level S2 ---- hear OP talking
03:20 music S4 -- moving up
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 0321 UTC by RCCI »
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Re: X-FM 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 0306 UTC »
Fairly good signal strength on the west coast.....only problem is the static is just as loud. Stevie Ray songs never go amiss on a Saturday night ;-)

Thanks for the show....BOR

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Re: X-FM 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 0310 UTC »
Being heard here in Chicago with the typical great audio and S9+15 signal.

0305 "Playing tunes for you under the stars"

Thanks XFM!

« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 0328 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: X-FM 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 0318 UTC »
Tuned in at 0311utc, fair/poor, soft rock and pop music. xfmshortwave@gmail.com.
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 0328 UTC »
Just a trace of a carrier here, dang it!!!
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 0356 UTC »
Hearing Machine head s8 in Maine, pretty good above the noise and some occasional digital interference.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 0408 UTC »
Got RML in with a nice signal into northern Canada.
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 0512 UTC »
Been listening since he came on. Been up & down, from the noise level S5 to a solid S9.

Around 0430Z, the band dropped and signal has been just above the noise level. Too bad too, some great music playing tonight. And, of course, in the awesome C-QUAM.

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 1322 UTC »
SDR catch, very nice audio as usual, but the summer static is still with us :-(

Off-air 20 kHz wide stereo recording using the SDR and Sodira: 6975 kHz X-FM C-QUAM STEREO 0256-0337 UTC 15SE13.mp3

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013, 1407 UTC »
SDR recording catch. 0245 sign on, with about an S8 signal. The signal improved over time, and was around S9 by 0300, until 0340 when the band went long and it almost completely faded out. Just traces until 0520 sign off.

jFarley - a nice example of the classic barber pole effect on your waterfall, showing the path going long for you.

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 6975 AM 0253z Sept. 15, 2013
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 1458 UTC »
SDR recording catch. 0245 sign on, with about an S8 signal. The signal improved over time, and was around S9 by 0300, until 0340 when the band went long and it almost completely faded out. Just traces until 0520 sign off.

jFarley - a nice example of the classic barber pole effect on your waterfall, showing the path going long for you.


I noticed the same on my waterfall, however the "barber pole" was going the opposite direction of jFarley's.  Not sure why but I thought it was interesting.  The band went long for me during Skeezix's beer song, X-FM being hardly audible from then on.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2013, 1500 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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