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Author Topic: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017  (Read 2009 times)

Offline R4002

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WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« on: December 07, 2017, 2352 UTC »
FDR speech radio address regarding that Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941

76 years ago today

2351 UTC - Fair to poor copy (locally and on OH based remote SDR receiver)
2353 UTC - switched to remote receiver (one of many in NJ) - signal is S9 to S9+10 there.  SIO 555 with some very rapid fading
2354 UTC - can hear crowd cheering and clapping...very strong signal
2355 UTC - "I ask that the Congress declare..." "Sunday, December 7th, 1941...a state of war has existed...."
2356 UTC - short pause after "between the United States and the Japanese Empire"
2357 UTC - OM "W F D R, President" "yesterday...December 7th, 1941...a date which will live in infamy" [speech restarted]
2359 UTC - co-channel SSB QRM, likely from pescadores (they're all over the band tonight!)
0000 UTC - "last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong...."
0005 UTC - speech restarted
0012 UTC - WFDR ID
0013 UTC - radio address from December 8th, 1941 restarts
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 0014 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: UNID 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 0000 UTC »
 :o
was thinking maybe you heard a long delayed echo signal. ;D
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WFDR 6935 USB 0007 UTC 8 DEC 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 0008 UTC »
0007 UTC FDR speech on the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor
(Nice solid S8 peaks and 100% copy  8) )
0012 UTC OM with "This is WFDR...stand by for more"
0014 UTC More speech by FDR (December 8, 1941 speech to Congress)
0020 UTC "We shall gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God"
0021 UTC OFF?
0022 UTC Speech repeated (Signal is down to S3 now)
0029 UTC OM with ID W-F-D-R, into another repeat of the FDR speech(signal just above the noise floor now)
0043 UTC Still audible but mostly in the noise now
Thank you for the memorial show WFDR!
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 0044 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 0013 UTC »
"This is W-F-D-R; standby for more"
Thanks for the correction Skip.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2017, 0018 UTC by myteaquinn »
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 0026 UTC »
Just above the noise here.  Thank you for playing this!
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 0027 UTC »
Pretty good signal into Northern VA S5-S7. Very readable.
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 0028 UTC »
0028 - Very audible signal here
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 0031 UTC »
Continuing past 0025 w/ FDR speech. Very stirring; quite a contrast to current Presidential addresses. Slow speed ID.Signal only fair at S3 level ( in USB ). Repeat of speech at 0030, "date which will live in infamy".
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 0032 UTC »
0032 FDR's infamy speech. S3, mod noise, decent copy.
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Re: WFDR 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2017, 1407 UTC »
About an SIO 444 on the SDR recording.
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Re: UNID 6935 USB 2350 UTC 7 Dec 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 0311 UTC »
:o
was thinking maybe you heard a long delayed echo signal. ;D

I recently sent a friend who does an academic blog on urban legends that old ham whopper about the distress signal from the "Titanic" being heard by various hams into the 1960's. He asked me about the Amelia Earhart transmissions. I told him I wasn't about to go down that hole as I knew a weird old coot that practically resided there.