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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Presumed WEDG 1610 AM 1525 UTC 29 Nov 2013
« on: November 29, 2013, 1534 UTC »
It looks like WEDG is back again.  Nonstop Christmas music being heard, fighting with CHHA Toronto right now, as it usually does. No ID yet, but this one often only IDs every few hours.

I have heard this semi local MW pirate annually since 2010.  It usually signs on Thanksgiving or the day after, and runs until just after Christmas.

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Re: Presumed WEDG 1610 AM 1525 UTC 29 Nov 2013
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 1621 UTC »
1615Z.  Nothing but CHHA heard here, Radio Voces Latinas.  

I heard a European pirate (Radio Calypso) yesterday on 1638, and can't hear a USA pirate on MW today.  :)

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Re: Presumed WEDG 1610 AM 1525 UTC 29 Nov 2013
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 1856 UTC »
I heard a European pirate (Radio Calypso) yesterday on 1638

You heard this from Ohio?  If so then congrats, that would be an awesome catch!  I have yet to catch any Euro pirates in the expanded band.  Way too many domestics to contend with here.
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Re: Presumed WEDG 1610 AM 1525 UTC 29 Nov 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 1658 UTC »
Hearing this again at 1657z, but tough copy under CHHA. They don't seem to be quite as strong as previous years.

Driving up the road into PA, they do get stronger and can be heard on the car radio.
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