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Author Topic: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17  (Read 3286 times)

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Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« on: April 07, 2017, 2305 UTC »
2304- RFW ID by DJ Dickweed and talking about propagation conditions at the moment  S8-9
2306- signal suddenly faded out in mid talk  ???
2307- can hear DW saying "hello hello?" but sounds like having audio difficulty
2313- back on with DW saying "this is all Assistant Stavin's fault"
2335- back on and said "can anyone hear me at 13 watts?"  S4-5
2337- DW said using 13 watts because he is having amp trouble
2338- DW lamenting "I just wanna play some music for people, God please help me!"  ;D
2340- signal up to S5-6 now with DW talking about maybe having a bad audio cable
2342- DW trying out a beer can for a ground to hopefully fix the audio trouble  ;D
0001- DW back on
0002- off for the time being
0008- back on with Soviet National Anthem  S9+ and great 4k wide audio
0010- greetings from DJ Dickweed and said an old Radio Shack audio cable was causing the troubles
0011- RFW ID into "Diet Cig" Tummy Ache
0026- DW now having computer troubles
0031- "Letter From The Moon" Mynt
0059- RFW ID into "Dick's Mail Sack" with listener emails
0129- "Wan Thang" Tahiti 80 per Shazam
0130- RFW ID
0147- "Hero" Wildcat! Wildcat! per Shazam
0149- RFW ID then rundown of songs played  signal down to S6-7
0151- gave dickweeddj@gmail.com then "do whatever" and off.

 Thanks for the show RFW!  :)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0152 UTC by JoeFLIPS »

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 2315 UTC »
2313 UTC I can hear DW talking but the audio is distorted....
S9+ at 0035 UTC with "Carl Sagan"-Night Moves
0036 UTC DJ DW keeping the pirate ship afloat tonight with duct tape!   :)
0037 UTC "Tides"-Swimming Tapes
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 1106 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 2336 UTC »
2335z - I can hear you in central NC dickweed   S6
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 2337 UTC »
S4 with fades @ 2335 with Dick Weed wondering what has changed about his station.
2337 - mention of running only 13 watts since his amplifier is having problems

0010 - back on with Russian NA, and up to S8.  Blaming the earlier problems on a cheap cable.
0152 - off.  Thanks for the show, Mr. Weed!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0154 UTC by refmo »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 2338 UTC »
2338z - peskie interference DJ
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 2342 UTC »
2340z Good signal in New Hampshire, S7 - Seems to be trying to debug some kind of intermittent audio problem (distortion when amp enabled?)
2343z With the amp is enabled the signal is up to S9+10 - did hear some intermittent distortion with amp

0010z Back on the air with no distortion and S9+10... Replaced a cheap audio cable that was allowing some RF to get into the audio

0057z Still sounding good at S9+10
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0057 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 0012 UTC »
Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 5/9 in NY

0009: Radio Free Whatever theme music "Hymne Sovietique"
0010: DJ Dickweed on the air
0011: Diet Cig "Tummy Ache"

Video clip of broadcast: https://youtu.be/OLCPFRZ1_44
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 1457 UTC by PirateSWL »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 0015 UTC »
Listening on the iPhone on PA websdr. Great signal. Fell asleep in recliner listening to him troubleshoot audio. XYL thought I was nuts, woke me up and told me to go to bed. I went into the shack instead and turned on the real radio just as he got it all fixed. Great signal direct. Watch out for the scuds, Mr. Weed.
Can you come over now and fix my Ameritron amp?
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 0016 UTC »
0014z 6950 KHz USB S9-ish, audio about 4 KHz wide.  'From us to the ionosphere to you, this is radio free whaaateveeeerrrrr....!
0024z DW lamenting about computer problems, audio stuttering, and his internet is misbehaving....I know the feeling all too well.
0104z Kavinsky 'Nightcall' (Someone requested this on my show once.)
0106z RFW ID...silence....then a Home Depot spot...lol  'Blah Blah Blah, no one beats their prices...yeah we know' :)
0149z DW backselling music, one song called 'Wildcat, Wildcat'.  Station ID
0151z QRT.

Thanks for the show!

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0152 UTC by redhat »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 0016 UTC »
0016  S9 great signal. Haven't heard comrade Weed in a while, nice to hear. Best "Hifi" USB signal around !
0025 mr Weed commenting, limited internet bandwidth problem, having some technical difficulties. Computer problems. "Royaly -Bleeped-. Computer toast, wrapped up show at 0027. Email address. Computer recovers... and not leaving after all.
0028  Hunting for song on computer, explaining artwork index system (!)
0030 Letter from the Moon, Mint (after ad)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0030 UTC by halifaxtap »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 0023 UTC »
0023z 6950 USB - RFW coming in pretty good here in NYC
0042z - Signal is even stronger now S9++++
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0041 UTC by intellman »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2017, 0028 UTC »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2017, 0108 UTC »
Tuned in at 0100utc, fair sig, pop music, R-2000 & dipole.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2017, 0129 UTC »
0128 late to the party. Weak but clear in Colorado as the sun is setting. Thanks for the show!
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 6950 USB 2304 UTC 4/7/17
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2017, 0131 UTC »
0130 UTC- Radio Free Whatever with DJ Dick Weed, signal S9++ here in WNY.
0142 UTC - Strong signal S9+20dB here in WNY.
0152 UTC - DJ DW  signed off, thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 0153 UTC by Traveling Wave »
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