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Author Topic: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014  (Read 2766 times)

Offline kilowatt

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Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« on: May 27, 2014, 0300 UTC »
Noisy tonight into NW WA.  Lots of QRN and some deep fades.  Hoping the band firms up as we move into darkness.

Did catch an early ID

0257 My Happiness Depends on You -- Amos Milburn
0259 Take a Swing With Me -- B.B. King
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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 0302 UTC »
Noisy tonight into NW WA.  Lots of QRN and some deep fades.  Hoping the band firms up as we move into darkness.

Did catch an early ID

0257 My Happiness Depends on You -- Amos Milburn
0259 Take a Swing With Me -- B.B. King
Just playing with my low power (25 watts) transmitter tonight. Thanks very much for the report. Cheers...BOR

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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 0312 UTC »
When the band cooperates your 25 w is Q5.  I expect it'll improve with darkness.

~0304 Baby Wont you Please Come Home -- Bessie Smith
~0306 Nobody in Mind --Big Joe Turner

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0310 ID

nice...

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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 03:10 27 May 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 0318 UTC »
6940 AM  03:10 27 May 2014

Lots of QSB/QRN . Storms all around here to night. Signal from s3 to 5-9+
Good blues tunes hope the band gets better . YouTube Video
I understand you running low power 25 w Getting stronger now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NGfRKPozas

73  Vinylman

« Last Edit: May 27, 2014, 0401 UTC by vinylman »
:) be happy

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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 0328 UTC »
0326
I hear something. If I didn't know you were transmitting I would think it was just noise.  If it weren't so noisy I could hear you better.
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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 0339 UTC »
just a carrier here

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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 0403 UTC »
Can hear the carrier on SSB, on AM I can hear bits and bursts of music. Lots of thunderstorm static here, but still great to hear you!
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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 03:10 27 May 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 0418 UTC »
6940 AM  03:10 27 May 2014

Lots of QSB/QRN . Storms all around here to night. Signal from s3 to 5-9+
Good blues tunes hope the band gets better . YouTube Video
I understand you running low power 25 w Getting stronger now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NGfRKPozas

73  Vinylman


Thanks for your report and for posting the video. Yeah, 25 watts on AM doesn't quite cut it this time of year with all the storm static. Maybe I'll get the big fella on the air later this week :-)

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Re: Blue Ocean Radio 6940 AM 0255 27 May 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 1208 UTC »
A faint carrier around 0530z, that's about it, on the SDR recording.
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