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Author Topic: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014  (Read 3824 times)

Offline DimBulb

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Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« on: January 01, 2014, 0126 UTC »
Good signal from Doctor Benway, S7 in New Hampshire

Live show from the doctor, saying Happy New Year to all us listeners.  Talking about trying to inspire other stations to get on 1720 kHz and all the PRB and RFW relays he's done on the frequency during the past couple of weeks.

Thanks for the remarks on you experiences on 1710.  I was curious of whether your operation there resulted in getting some emails from listeners outside of the normal pirate radio enthusiasts.

0128z  ID, undercoverradio@gmail.com (thanks Doctor)
0140z Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
0154z Massive Attack - Dissolved Girl
0217z ID, The doctor is spacing out... ah yes.
0220z Off

Happy New Year to you and we love it live!

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 0220 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 0129 UTC »
Copy here with S4 signal with live talk from the Doc on the challenges of operating on MW.  Thanks Undercover!
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 0129 UTC »
Nice reception here in MD.

Good to hear you on MW, Dr. Benway. It brings back memories of listening to the NYC MW pirates back in the 80s.
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 0129 UTC »
Being heard here at S8 with some fades to the floor

0132 w/ shouts to HFUers (TY!) and HNY to all

Thanks Dr. Benway!
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 0136 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 0130 UTC »
S7  Here tonight
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 0131 UTC »
Great to hear Dr. Benway on live! About S-6 here with good audio.
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 0132 UTC »
Tuned in at 0130utc. Quite weak but I can make out some of the speech, it does sound like Dr Benway. BTW, Kenwood & dipole.
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 0133 UTC »
Very nice S9 signal from Dr. Benway tonight at 0132 UTC (1/1/14) talking casually about the mediumwave operations and saying he's going to shut down to cool things off for a while.
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 0139 UTC »
Good AM signal here: S9 with QSB

01:37 "one more chance to fight the machine"??

01:38 synth solo

01:39 ID "Undercover Radio. Contact us at undercoverradio@gmail.com"

01:40 Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups

73 es Happy New Year,

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 0141 UTC by Frank5000 »
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 0142 UTC »
Wow, first time listening on 1720khz. Heard Undercover Radio ID at 0140z. S9 here but barely above the noise level. Listening to female artist at 0141z.
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2014, 0149 UTC »
1720 khz AM  S7 on peaks,  fading up down and back slowly into the noise at S5.

1:46 utc Undercover ID Dr. Benway talking
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2014, 0216 UTC »
About an S6/7 copy here tonight. Missed the MW challenges part. Would have loved to catch it.
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1710/KHz the MW Pirate Clear Channel (not so much anymore "sigh")

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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2014, 0221 UTC »
Off air, and a Happy New Year to you also good Dr. Many more to come hopefully. Thank you for the many broadcast :)
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Re: Dr. Benway 1720 AM 0120z Jan 01, 2014
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 0304 UTC »
I tried for ya here, Doc.  A nice solid carrier on top of a +7 noise floor but very little modulation rising up.  Thanks for the mediumwave show!
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