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Author Topic: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014  (Read 6581 times)

Offline radio_cosmo

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 0354 UTC »
XFM with a great signal north of Chicago - gave ID and announced playlist (Fionna Apple) -superb audio - some QRN
from static crashes but good copy.  Minimal QSB
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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2014, 0359 UTC »
X-FM @ 0355z, 45343. S7-S9 after just getting home from a buddy's party. Nice sounding audio as usual. Great to hear X-FM and Redhat again. Been a while.

ID at 0357z. Golden Earring "Twilight Zone"

Thanks for the shout  8)

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« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 0411 UTC by Zane »
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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2014, 0401 UTC »
 ::)  ummm... make that 0355 UTC...

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2014, 0407 UTC »
Got back from the fireworks to catch X-FM here with a solid S9 and great audio above the storm just south of my QTH with ID at 0330 and same details as fellow posters. Thanks for the great 4th of July Show Redhat, sounding good in the neighborhood! Also, awesome compiled list of songs skeezix! :D
« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 0426 UTC by oly1959 »

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2014, 0430 UTC »
Welcome l0ngwire, I'm a fellow Californian. Here's the email:
xfmshortwave@gmail.com

0237 (sun was up)

I hear bass along with musisc but fading in and out. And a despicable beacon beeping away as interference.
SINPO
34333

0429 (sun is down)
"Power of X"
Reception about the same.
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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2014, 0528 UTC »
Thanks, Antennae!   I'll send them a QSL e-mail.  What part of California are you in?

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2014, 0648 UTC »
Tuned around the common pirate frequencies at 0410 UTC and boom!  Good signal on to the isthmus tonight, including clear IDs and songs by Fastball and Good Charlotte.  SINPO 44344, and thanks for the show! 
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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2014, 1212 UTC »
SDR Recording Catch
SINPO: 44333
Signal improved as night wore on.

0201 - First noticed carrier
0217 - "Who Loves You" - Frankie Valli
0223 - "Lying Eyes" - Eagles
0227 - "Island Girl" - Elton John
0230 - Time check, Positive  ID by OM as "XFM... ...Music to the power of X",
          E-Mail addy given: xfmshortwave@gmail.com
          solicits reception reports
0231 - "America the Beautiful" - Ray Charles (a great version)
0241 - "Sweet Surrender"
...
0512 - S/Off - QRT


Thank You for the great show !
« Last Edit: July 05, 2014, 1241 UTC by ByteBORG »
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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2014, 1309 UTC »
Here's a 22 minute recording of what this sounded like in C-QUAM stereo with the bandwidth wide-open, S7-S8 signal at the beginning of this:

6945 kHz X-FM C-QUAM STEREO 0303-0322 UTC 05JL14.mp3

Due to the summer noise, Sodira had a rough time locking onto the C-QUAM pilot at times, but X-FM's quality audio still shines through.  I hope other listeners with SDRs are taking advantage.

Great show Redhat!

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2014, 1515 UTC »
SDR recording catch, mostly an S8 signal here.

Email address: xfmshortwave@gmail.com

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Re: X-FM 6945 C-QUAM 0204 UTC 5 July 2014
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2014, 2107 UTC »
Recorder Catch on 6945 AM

Couldn't listen live (had company last nite) but caught and recorded the show starting at the Eagles tune at 0222z.  The recording showed very nice S9 to +5 reception with little fading but a scoche of atmospheric noise (what new?). 

Thank you for the show, and a Happy 4th weekend to the crew at XFM!
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