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Author Topic: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15  (Read 9343 times)

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XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« on: December 12, 2015, 0051 UTC »
0051 just rolling it out with an S9+10 signal, deep rolling fades
0054 3 minutes till showtime
0057 "XFM is now on the air!"
0058 "...My God...this is coming over the air!"
0059 WoV - "Mexican Radio"
0103 "...let's see what this button does"
0108 Pat Benatar - "Invincible"
0112 ID, "...we rock your baby for ya"
0117 shouts (TY!)   no snow; it was 59F here today

Signal Strength here over the 1st 25 minutes



0129 redhat playing a track he 1st heard over XLR8 the other night
0141 "...the A index is 20, the K index is 4, and the little spring on my microphone just exploded..."
0209 playing "Let's Get Freaked Out" for oly1959
0230 "This is XFM, coming to you from somewhere under the stars tonight"
0248 LZ - "Heartbreaker"  --  now a sudden commencement of very jagged fading
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0249 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 0053 UTC »
oh my favorite!
s7 in DC.
barely audible audio.
bass coming through though.
"unts unts unts unts"
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 0054 UTC »
0053 - Hearing XFM's Interval Signal
          "Broadcast in 3 minutes"
0104 - Hearing RH illustrious voice - talking about political mudslinging &
          all politicians being crooks
0107 - RH talking about OTHR and being leery about xmitting "up-here"
          solicits reports or recordings
0109 - Invincible - Pat Benatar
0113 - Canned ID
0113 - Panic at the Disco music
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0114 UTC by ByteBORG »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 0054 UTC »
0054z "Please Stand By" ID s/on loop w/electronic music loop
0058z program start
0059z "Mexican Radio" Wall of VooDoo
0058z Program started
0126z "Feel Good Inc" Gorillaz [2nd only to "Sunshine in a Bag"]
0159z LIVE time check
0231z "Black Days" Sound Garden
0240z ID "In C-QUAM Stereo"

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« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0349 UTC by Rafman »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2015, 0055 UTC »
S9 and good copy.  Not as wide as usual (at least not yet).

0058 - widening the signal out now - 10khz audio - sounding great.
0115 - "Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks"
0142 - shoutouts to HFU posters.  S9+10! and then into "Monument"
0200 - "Infected" by Bad Religion [nice!]
0215 - "Voodoo Cadillac"
0230 - "Black Days".  Occasionally hitting S9+20.  Nice propagation here tonight.
0238 - looks like 14 khz audio and thumping bass with a Grimes tune.
0243 - "Dark Star" by Polica.  First time hearing this one, gonna have to check them out.
0255 - dipped below S9 for the first time tonight.
0335 - just barely audible :(

« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0336 UTC by refmo »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2015, 0057 UTC »
weak signal up against some local noise
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2015, 0058 UTC »
XFM computer ID "XFM is now on the air" at 0057 UTC. Awesome XFM signal tonight, S9+10! Into audio clips after the ID. Nice to hear XFM tonight.
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2015, 0100 UTC »
0059 UTC with music and spoken word talkover skit. Nice S8 signal here sounding great through the stereo this evening!
0100 UTC "Mexican Radio"-Wall of Voodoo
0103 UTC OM with "Lets see what this button does", ID, live TC...microphone's going crazy on me"...chat about all the political mudslinging.."turn your television off...you'd probably be a happier person"....(I already turned off my TV about 8 months ago!)...redhat gives kudos to XLR8 and a song he heard...gonna play it tonight! "8 minutes after the hour"...80's tune
0109 UTC "Invincible"-Pat Benatar
0113 UTC "13 minutes after", into a song from 2006
0119 UTC Live TC as "19 minutes and 15 seconds after 1".... :D
0045 UTC and still going strong...down a bit to S6/S7 with some selective fading.
(Did I hear you say pyschobilly" How about some Reverend Horton Heat?)
0209 UTC Uhhh...Parental Advisory Warning!

Thanks for the Reverend Horton Heat redhat! Some of his music is decidedly pyschobilly! :)

0259 UTC Thanks for the shoutout redhat!

0337 UTC Time to slumber...old people lose focus! Thanks for the entertainment and the request X-FM! NRD is on timer for half an hour while I fall asleep 8)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0339 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2015, 0100 UTC »
0059- "Mexican Radio" S7-8
0103- XFM ID
0109- "Invincible" Pat Benatar
0118- shoutouts to listeners
0126- "Feel Good Inc" Gorillaz
0134- ID "In CQUAM stereo this is X FM" into rock tune
0140- live time check playlist and mentioned emails received so far tonight
0155- mentioned "somewhere under the stars"
0210- rock tune by OM S6-7 now and noisy
0231- "Fell On Black Days" Soundgarden thanks!
0235- ID and "where music sounds best" slogan
0303- shoutouts
0329- signal fading up and down now with music
 Thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0330 UTC by JoeFLIPS »

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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2015, 0106 UTC »
Love "Mexican Radio", S8 up to S9+10 here in SE VA tonight under so-so conditions.
Thanks for the show Red Hat!
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2015, 0108 UTC »
01:09 Hearing OP Totally awesome killer signal! S9+
01:11 Pat Benatar - Invincible
01:20 ID with shout outs....Thanks Red Hat!
02:10 ID song w/warning: "Let's Get F--ked Up" Signal still a smoking S9+ here in IL

Rocking my Friday...Thanks!
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2015, 0113 UTC »
0113z with a Panic at the Disco song. S9 signal.

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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2015, 0114 UTC »
Pat Benetar at S9+20! Smoking signal XFM! Excellent and rock solid smooth using SAM with max of 10 kHz bandwidth. Switching to the User mode I am in AM but have a good signal out to 16 kHz, but with selective fading. Unbelieveable audio. Thanks for the show. You're pushing past +20 right now.

Shout outs and just broke the mic. Measuring your signal still at 16 kHz width and fading has dropped way down.

« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 0155 UTC by blw »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2015, 0118 UTC »
Signal up and down, S8 fading down to S5 at times.  Always great to hear your shows, thanks!

EDIT: Signal took a big dive at 0340z and never recovered.  Here's an hour's worth of stereo audio beginning around 0245z when the signal was best here:

6975 kHz X-FM C-QUAM STEREO 0245-0339 UTC 12DE15.mp3

I notice I'm getting more noticeable platform motion in the stereo audio when I play back this MP3 recording.  Almost certainly something going on here due to my recording process since this isn't as noticeable when listening to the live broadcast, or listening to the SDR recording when I play it back through Sodira.

Obligatory waterfall screenshot:

« Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 1946 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: XFM 6975 AM 0051 UTC 11Dec15
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2015, 0119 UTC »
6975 AM / 0110 / DEC 12
Signal here into eastern Nebraska is plagued by heavy static, despite relatively strong signal.  Clear ID and shout-outs to HFU posters ~ 0117/
Hopefully, conditions quiet down here.
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