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Author Topic: 6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225  (Read 4201 times)

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6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225
« on: July 03, 2008, 0233 UTC »
0225 - "Hello Itasca this is KHAQQ KHAQQ"  (Originally thought to have been "KHACQ", but corrected via historical info)

Props to Jon-FL and Lex for transcribing the audio - was noisy to copy @ my QTH.

Almost like a marine vessel call-up, no response....

0227 - Strangely good quality oldies jazz clips, off and on again...

ongoing... SIO 444 in Central FL

Of Historical reference:

"Itasca is most famous as the "picket ship" that would provide air navigation and radio links for Amelia Earhart when she made her 1937 flight around the world. Itasca attempted to keep in radio contact with her, however, they couldn't manage to keep contact as Earhart had
difficulty in using her radio equipment."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Itasca_%281929%29
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 0257 UTC by corq »
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Re: 6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 0315 UTC »
Group effort logging this one, between corq, Jon-FL, dstanton's log and audio clip on FRN and my catch in N. Central TX.  Very clever and timely concept/theme show.
Three-minute audio clip: http://www.mediafire.com/?ujow0s2nw01
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Re: 6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 1204 UTC »
Is that woman ever gonna land that plane?

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Re: 6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 0246 UTC »
She haunts the skies tonight, her anniversary...6925u rebroadcast from last year I believe. Spooky and intriguing.



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Re: 6925 UNID "Hello Itasca" - KHAQQ 0225
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 1813 UTC »
Also heard this broadcast last night on 6925 USB ~02:25z-02:44z in memorial of Amelia Earhart.  Very cool & eerie broadcast!  I ran the CW portion of the show through my decoder a few times trying to make heads or tails of the morse; hopefully this is close to being accurate (~110bpm):

VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI PSE TKSX VTAMT05 KEET Z I S
VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI PSE QST ET VT1ÖS5 KH L
VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI NIL
VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI PSE QSX VTATTTTTTTTH TEEE KHTD
VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI ADIE ANSE KKÜSBK
VVV KHAQQ KHAQQ KHAQQ DE NRUI NRUI NRUI AL' STNS ANSE QRX KHAQQ SE 105 KHAQQ DE NRUI

Recorded all, but a couple of minutes of Radio Itasca after the first CW message when I switched over to try and get an ID on Radio Casablanca & then switched back:

Audio: http://archive.org/download/ShortwavePirateRadio/RadioItasca6925Usb0225z-0244z07-03-09.mp3

Thanks RI! :)
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