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Author Topic: 15555 LSB...why?  (Read 401 times)

Offline [tRMZ]

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15555 LSB...why?
« on: May 07, 2018, 1429 UTC »
Okay it's 14:26z and here I am listening to this preacher guy on 15555 KHz LSB.

Why? Why does this station broadcast on SSB? He's an evangelist...why would he evangelize only on SSB? Seems like he's limiting his audience
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 0346 UTC »
USB, I think you mean? If they were in LSB, that's worth noting because WJHR is supposed to be in USB.

I have no answer for "why." I'm just remarking because of the report that they were in LSB.
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 1818 UTC »
There's reduced utility bill from going ssb, for one.

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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 0048 UTC »
I'll check on him again and tell ya for sure but it's perfectly likely I made a mistake even tho I do write everything down but anyhow I hear this guy all the damn time I guess what puzzles me is why this dude would be on SSB at all cuz his evangelism  would reach more ppl if he were...like the other AM evangelists not SSB. He could maximize his evangelism if he switched to AM
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 1641 UTC »
Isn't the 11th commandment "Thou Shalt Not Evangelize on Lower Sideband"?
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 2035 UTC »
Isn't the 11th commandment "Thou Shalt Not Evangelize on Lower Sideband"?

Hahaha it's got to be
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 2046 UTC »
USB, I think you mean? If they were in LSB, that's worth noting because WJHR is supposed to be in USB.

It's 20:43z and I'm hearing this station. The station is WJHR? And yes sir, it is USB. It's such a strong signal here that it sounds very good on LSB when I have the bandwidth set WIDE, which is the reason for my mistake. Thanx.

I just think it's weird!
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 0524 UTC »
They've been doing it for years, at least a decade, if not longer.

At one time there was some air traffic that began in that part of the band. The first few times I heard WJHR up there is was a real "WTH" moment, "Why are pilots ranting about religion?". Then I was sure it was an unstable harmonic. Nope. One day I'm on a radio newsgroup and there it is, "WJHR 15555 USB". I felt like more of dolt than usual.

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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 1444 UTC »
At one time there was some air traffic that began in that part of the band. The first few times I heard WJHR up there is was a real "WTH" moment, "Why are pilots ranting about religion?".

LOL yes that is hilarious when you have one of those 'WTH moments' on SW. I'm pretty new to radio; when I got a •Kaito• I was having fun scanning...and I came upon an odd station. I kept listening trying to figure what the heck. 
I thot, "wow! ...are these African farm animals?" cuz it sounded like chickens and hyenas and hippopotamuses...sounded like a shamanic animal sacrifice.

But it was just ppl speaking in tongues. Man I thot they were zebras
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 0033 UTC »
I've been waiting for 9 months for the coveted JHR qsl.   This time I'm putting in a bible verse to get some leverage over the average heathen e mail.
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 0141 UTC »
I've been waiting for 9 months for the coveted JHR qsl.   This time I'm putting in a bible verse to get some leverage over the average heathen e mail.

seriously? Haha! their QSL works in mysterious ways. Ask and you so shall receive.  ;D
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Re: 15555 LSB...why?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 0406 UTC »
I've been waiting for 9 months for the coveted JHR qsl.   This time I'm putting in a bible verse to get some leverage over the average heathen e mail.

Be sure to include $500 and a prayer for whatever it was they were preaching when you tuned in. You'll be put on a mailing list at the very least.
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