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Author Topic: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC  (Read 1844 times)

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6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« on: December 24, 2014, 0015 UTC »
0013  SnowBall Radio ID
0015  Hippopotamus song  Decent signal S5+
0016  ID  Snow Ball Radio.. email snowballradio@gmail.com (lots of pest LSB QRM)

...
0033 Booming now, S9, no shortage of ID's and greetings.
0036  Slight drift in the freq.
...
0039  Looks like it's off now.

Nice show, thanks!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0040 UTC by halifaxtap »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 0017 UTC »
  Hearing a signal on 6940khz USB Snowball Radio ID male voice with Christmas music fair signal here. plus 10 signal but there are some static clashes also.
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 0017 UTC »
Christmas music at tune-in, followed by ID by OM @ 0013.  Then into "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas".
S7 and good audio.
ID and email @ 0016.  snowballradio@gmail.com

Up to S9 @ 0021, sounding good!
Frequency bumped up to 6940.1
Frequency bumped down to 6939.95 @ 0036.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0036 UTC by refmo »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 0020 UTC »
6940usb
s7 or so
0019z id at tune in - out of james brown xmas song - into another song - unknown to me
0023 email address - qsl requests to snowballradio@gmail.com into cheech & chong skit
aaargh - had to feed the cats - came back 0040z to nada....looks like i missed sign off by a minute or so.
thanks for the show snowball - a qsl would be very much appreciated
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0043 UTC by fpeconsultant »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 0021 UTC »
Awesome! I was hoping for this! S9+ here into Western MA on 6940 USB with excellent audio at 0014 UTC tune in with a rather unusual song by a lady singer in progress. Loud peskie QRM on LSB bleeding over a bit.
0015 UTC Man announcer with..."You are tuned to Snowball Radio...send your reception reports to snowballradio@gmail.com, followed by UNID Christmas tune
0020 UTC Man announcer with ID, followed by UNID Christmas tune
0023 UTC Man announcer with ID, followed by "Cheech & Chong Christmas skit ;D
(Signal dropped down just a bit to S8...the NRD-515 has frequency as 6940.1 KHZ)
0030 UTC Man announcer with ID..."This is Snowball Radio, Snowball Radio...2014...Merry Christmas my pirate friends", followed by what I thought was "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano, but the lyrics seem to be different?
0032 UTC Man announcer with ID, followed by UNID Christmas tune with man singer
0034 UTC Man announcer with ID same as at 0030 UTC, followed by "Holly Jolly Christmas" :)
0036 UTC Man announcer with ID and email, followed by "All I Want For Christmas(Is My 2 Front Teeth)
(Signal headed back down to 6940 at 0036 UTC)
0039 UTC OFF

Thanks Snow Ball Radio! My first time hearing you and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Doesn't look like snow around here in Western Massachusetts this year...just rain :(
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0041 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 0021 UTC »
About an S8 at 0021z.
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 0025 UTC »
0021 sounded like a country xmas tune
0023 ID, addy, and into Chong and Cheech
0030 ID, Feliz Navidad parody
0039n seems off now

S5 here; good to hear you again!
Some impressive storm QRN being heard tonight.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0040 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 0025 UTC »
S-9 +10 with Cheech and Chong's "Santa Claus & His Old Lady".
Occas. freq. adjustments. Off at 0039*
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0040 UTC by Chris Lobdell »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2014, 0025 UTC »
0023z ID w/email
0024z "Story of Santa Claus" Cheech & Chong [A classic that brings back many good memories!!!]
0029z ID w/ Merry Christmas All Our Pirate Friends [To you as well!!!]
0032z ID w/email address for reports snowballradio@gmail.com
0039z /off [something else weak after /off..

s9+10

Thanks for the show!!!
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 0044 UTC by Rafman »
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Re: 6940 USB Snowball Radio Dec24, 2014 0013 UTC
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2014, 1305 UTC »
SDR Recording Catch
Barely above the noise at first, gradually improving... S3 to S4, to an S4 to S5
Occasional strong peskies on LSB weren't an issue.
Hearing a few lightning crashes, though.
Numerous ID's and E-Mail addys given: snowballradio@gmail.com

0010 - First noticed on frequency with Snoopy and the Red Baron
0013 - O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi Trio - a snippet and into ID
0013 - Positive ID by OM as "Snowball Radio"
0013 - I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas
....... - signal waned here
0023 - Santa & His Old Lady - Cheech & Chong
0030 - Positive ID by OM as "Snowball Radio"
0031 - Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
0031 - noticed freq drift up to 6940.1 kHz
0036 - noticed freq drift down to 6939.95 kHz
0037 - All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
0039 - S/Off - QRT

This is the first time hearing this station !
Thanks Snowball Radio !
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 1416 UTC by ByteBORG »
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