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Author Topic: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016  (Read 6873 times)

Offline refmo

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XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« on: September 24, 2016, 0115 UTC »
Signing on.  S9 with utility QRM on the upper sideband.
0117 - moved to 6870khz.  Excellent bass, sounds like he runs some heavy metal in that transmitter.
0127 - S8 to S9 with Redhat talking.  Got away from the original utility QRM, but now some Stanag has popped up on 6870 USB.
0211 - shoutouts.  Sounding good on the Kenwood - S9.  Can't get rid of the noise on the SDR.
0323 - S9+ and sounding good, but gotta call it a night.  Thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0324 UTC by refmo »
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 0118 UTC »
Thanks for the note, we moved down 5 KHz, hopefully with less QRM.

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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 0120 UTC »
0120- dance music  S5-6 and heavy UTE QRM
0123- Red Hat talking
0127- mentioned HFU and gave station gmail for QSLs
0129- shout outs to listeners
0131- X-FM ID and slogan of "music to the power of X"
0132- rock tune OM vocals
0142- rock tune YL vocals
0147- Incubus song
0153- RH talking about tonight's propagation and gave out a phone number to call in song requests
0156- X-FM ID and live time check into a tune by R.E.M.
0226- song by Rush
0310- electronica music then X-FM ID
0313- thanks for the shout out Red Hat!  :)

 Thanks for the show!  ;D
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0313 UTC by JoeFLIPS »

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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 0121 UTC »
S7 over the static and lighting up the Pilot Stereo indicator.  Looking forward to show!

0210: Unfortunately the static is overcoming the signal here now.  Also someone on 6870 usb disrupting things at the moment.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0212 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 0122 UTC »
0121 dance music, S9+20 signal with some occasional slight fades, SIO 555
0123 Redhat on the mic, last song was called "Somewhere." Mentioned last being on in early July, had technical issues with amp.
0127 Redhat gave email, xfmshortwave@gmail.com
0131 "Killing Moon" Echo and the Bunnymen.
0136 XFM the power of X. Redhat introduces next song which is "Ice Cream" by Beca
0141 Redhat, into "Heathens" Twenty One Pilots
0144 "New Skin" Incubus *
0148 "Emergency on Planet Earth" Jamiroquai *
0152 Redhat back on the mic. Talking about the various different reception experiences being reported, may change frequencies. Recapped music already played. (Signal suddenly started doing rapid fades at this point.)
0156 REM "Wolves, Lower" Thanks for playing my request Redhat!
0200 XFM ID into "Float" Switchfoot *
0204 Redhat introducing track, "Desire" Meg Myers
0209 XFM ID, Redhat with email address. Talking about equinox, how it only meant winter was coming when he was a kid. Not a fan of winter, eh? :)
           Continues with HFU shoutouts. Mentions it's an election year. (Signal is dropping again.) More shoutouts, I think from Free Radio Cafe from page two of this thread.
0217 "Annie" Neon Indian (signal back to full strength)
0221 XFM ID into "Young and Unafraid" The Moth & The Flame * (signal's dropped out again, at times fading out almost completely before coming back a little)
0224 XFM ID, music faint. Signal S1, can't shazam song.
0228 Hearing the last part of "The Trees" by Rush. Signal is still rough.
0232 Signal seems to be back. Or propagation is cooperating. Song is "Another Life" GusGus *
0235 "Tom Sawyer" Rush
0239 "Squeeze Box" The Who
0242 Redhat back, someone requested Lou Reed. (signal faded, hard to follow everything he's saying.) HFU shoutouts. Set recap.
0246 signal below noise floor, but new song can be heard. Did hear Redhat say Kurt Vile.
0252 signal lost. I think the band closed on me.

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Thanks for the show Redhat!

Video of reception at 0134: https://youtu.be/VrsKVQV16-M
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0252 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 0122 UTC »
XFM 6870 AM SIO 2/2/2 but terrible interference from adjacent frequencies

0119: GusGus "Airwaves"

0122: talking about last time on the air

0126: gave XFMShortwave@gmail.com and mentioned HF Underground & Free Radio Cafe

0133: Echo & The Bunnymen "The Killing Moon"

0151: Jamiroquai "Emergency On Planet Earth"

0153: Talking about propagation and email address again.

0155: Playing R.E.M. for Matthew

0201: Switchfoot "Float"

0204: Meg Meyers "Desire"

0217: Neon Indian "Annie"

Video clip of broadcast: https://youtu.be/ly5xKVS2xCQ
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 1303 UTC by PirateSWL »
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Re: XFM 6875 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2016, 0123 UTC »
Utility station around the same frequency is just clobbering everything, only way I can hear anything is switch the radio over to LSB. Music sounds good though, what I can hear of it.
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 0125 UTC »
Hearing redhat chatting at 0124 UTC with very good signal here using LSB....USB is getting slammed by some ute QRM
0126 UTC ID and mention of HF Underground and Free Radio Cafe
0130 UTC Live time check and jingle
0131 UTC "The Killing Moon"-Echo and the Bunnymen
(Noise level is pretty high this evening....somebody else is on the frequency tuning up or something)
0137 UTC UNID tune
0141 UTC Redhat chatting...into "Heathens"-Twenty One Pilots (from soundtrack to Suicide Squad)
0144 UTC XFM ID, into "New Skin"-Incubus
0149 UTC "Emergency On Planet Earth"-Jamiroquai
0153 UTC Redhat talking about the QRM...
(Our resident expert in the chat "Token" says the QRM on 6870 USB is Russian CIS-12 or AT3104D modem)
0156 UTC "Wolves, Lower"-REM
0200 UTC XFM jingle, into "Float"-Switchfoot
0204 UTC Redhat with ID, into "Desire"-Meg Myers
0209 UTC "Music to the power of X"
0212 UTC Thanks for the shoutout Mr. Redhat! :)..."bringing a program of good music to you from somewhere under the stars"
0216 UTC Live Time check and jingle ID, into "Annie"-Neon Indian
0223 UTC "Young & Unafraid"-The Moth and the Flame
0225 UTC "The Trees"-Rush (request for JD Stephens)
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0225 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 0126 UTC »
Huge signal down south. constant 10+ over S9. sounds like an FM station  ;D
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 0134 UTC »
Nothing here on the East Coast  Just QRM
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 0148 UTC »
Massive signal booming into northwest alabama!  Got the R390a warmed up and the bandwidth set to 16kc, sounds like a local FM station!  Thanks for the show!
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 0150 UTC »
XFM station ID heard 0148. Extremely weak signal. Some music but I can't make out what songs.
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2016, 0156 UTC »
X-FM, 6870 AM, 0146, 9/24/16.  Pretty hard driving rock, 0148 quick ID, more rock, Redhat talking and with some requests announced, playing request

S8 with a fair amount of noise.
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2016, 0157 UTC »
XFM station ID heard 0148. Extremely weak signal. Some music but I can't make out what songs.

Band seems to be opening up slightly.... Moments of great signal! REM @ 0157
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Re: XFM 6875/6870 AM 0112 UTC 24 Sep 2016
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2016, 0211 UTC »
Catching XFM on 6870 at a S9 and good audio playing Meg Meyer and talking about the start of Fall at 0210. Thanks for the shout out! How about something by Lou Reed? Signal up to 5 over S9 at 0221, stronger than WRMI on 6855! Sounding really good! Thanks Redhat!
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 0234 UTC by oly1959 »

 

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