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Author Topic: The Relay Station 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018  (Read 2582 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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The Relay Station 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« on: May 26, 2018, 2217 UTC »
2152 Very weak audio, SIO 222?
2253 Now SIO 444 with "Come A Little Bit Closer"
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0058 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 2220 UTC »
S7 with fading in and out of the noise. Tough copy.

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
2226 Signal improved. Good audio above the noise floor.
2226 - Sweet - Fox On The Run
2228 - ELO - Mr Blue Sky
0006 - Peaking at S9+ now with very nice audio. Still some fading.
0055 - VORW Signing on.


Thanks for the show
Thanks for the EQSL for 5/19
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0055 UTC by PghScanner »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 2239 UTC »
S6 with some fades @ 2238 with "Surrender" Cheap Trick.
2244 - "Father And Son" Cat Stevens
2329 - up to S9 now with very good audio, "Up All Night" Beck
2339 - "Wish I Knew You" The Revivalists
2354 - sounds like an old recording of a german numbers station
2358 - "High And Low" Empire Of The Sun
0032 - SSTV's
0047 - SSTV's
0054 - East German anthem ?
0055 - Voice of the Report of the Week
0143 - S8 to S9, "You Got It" Roy Orbison
0220 - SSTV, S9
0224 - "99 Luftballons" Nena
0258 - SSTV's, S9





« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0305 UTC by refmo »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 2255 UTC »
Good signal on the K1RA SDR in Virginia. Thanks for the show!

0231 over the past hour or so the signal has been slowly building, and is now a solid if fair copy.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0232 UTC by MDK2 »
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The Relay Station 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 2257 UTC »
Mostly a weak carrier here during several checks over the last 15 minutes....just a few traces of music  :(
2323 UTC Signal picked up nicely! "Wait By the River"-Lord Huron
2328 UTC "Up All Night"-Beck
2331 UTC "Adventure of a Lifetime"-Coldplay (booming in now at S8!)
2336 UTC "Wish I Knew You"-The Revivalists
2341 UTC "Celebrate"-Dirty Heads
2349 UTC "Va Va Va Voom"-Brett Smiley (S9 +10!)
2353 UTC Bells tolling, into German #s station with "Achtung" breaks and RTTY in the background (I believe this was an East German operation)
2358 UTC "High and Low"-Empire of the Sun
0001 UTC "Outside"-Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding
0005 UTC Toasted white bread with four chickens and a coke......hmmm  ;)
0006 UTC "Get Outta My Way"-Kylie Minogue





0027 UTC "Right On Track"-Breakfast Club







Repeat of first image, into some kind of national anthem...presumably the East German one from the old days
 Thanks Radio Stasi and thanks Relay Station! Cool show!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0059 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 2303 UTC »
Signal booming Lima Charlie in W.N.Y.
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2018, 2303 UTC »
Tuned in at 2302utc, very poor, hear bits of audio, much static.
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 2342 UTC »
2341 -  good signal here - Celebrate - The Unlikely Candidates
Slight fading and a few static crashes
2351 - Va va va Voom - Brett Smiley
0011 - 2  SSTVs
0027 - Right on Track - Breakfast Club hitting s 9 + now
0211 - Kraftclub
0213 - Modern Tlaking
S9 with qrm here
0228 - Major Tom - Peter Schilling
Good signal cutting through the qrm very well
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0229 UTC by Helicaster »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 2343 UTC »
Reception good, just started coming through

2340z Unid rock song
2342z "Momma Can U Hear Me" Solomon Childs. Reception now excellent
If you take requests "Va Va Va Voom" by Brett Smiley, I've got a story about him.
2350z "Va Va Va Voom". So, Brett was 2 years my senior when we attended PS 102 in the blue collar Elmhurst section of the Borough of Queens in NYC.  At age 10 (1965), he was Oliver in the Broadway production of "Oliver Twist". A cast mate of his was THE Davy Jones.  He was dropped from the film as an all English cast was wanted.  He had a garage band that was the school band in '67.  A mutual friend of ours thought we should become the band when Brett graduated from PS 102, so we did. Brett finshed schooling in LA.  Went on to try a solo career in music to be a David Bowie-like persona before Bowie hit it big, he was managed by the Stones' manager.  It sounds like there was career/music/personal mishaps along the way.  Oddly, Smiley died within two days of Bowie.  Last I knew if you checked out the book "Oliver Twist" from the Elmhust Library above the title page in ink was written "Brett Smiley is...."   Thanks for the play :)!
0005z OM & YL talking about chicken to music
0017z Excellent reception continues, unfamiliar with songs.
0024z "Were you crying there?"
0030z Count down from 5.
0035z "Venus" Bananarama
0051z National Anthem of East Germany - "Auferstanden aus Ruinen" - Really enjoyed Radio Stasi!
0055z Time pips to VORW
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0100 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2018, 2344 UTC »
Massive signal, sounds like a local station, peaking at 30db over S9.  Looks like a commercial broadcaster on the waterfall
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 2348 UTC »
2347z Great signal in New Hampshire, S9+15
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2018, 2354 UTC »
2348 Fading in and out with instrumental music

S6 at peaks.
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 0007 UTC »
thanks gentleman !
i hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend !
i did my best to send out confirmation reports based on the time reported in this forum thread (https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,42699.0.html) from 5/19 to everyone i could obtain an email address from, i hope i didnt make any errors since i did each one individually.
for those of you that did not get the confirmation report for 5/19 and wish to have one, you can send me an email at shortwavepirate@aol.com and i will make you one.
tonight's shows will be two "Stasi" shows and one VORW show as requested by the producers who created them, thanks to you !
edit 1: (im not sure how well the SSTV will work through AM due to phase issues caused by fade but i guess we will see)
edit 2: im currently having some slight power issues, line voltage has been dropping below 240VAC, down to 200VAC several times and hovering around 210VAC, seems to be an issue with the 7.2KV supply to the step-down transformer, kind of annoying watching the power fluctuate all over the place on the ACV-RMS needle meter.
edit 3: props and hats off to powerhouse Wolverine Radio ;)
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 0039 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2018, 0008 UTC »
0004 now music (only a carrier at 2327)
0005 M+W duo talking(short), music again
0009 SSTV
0035 "Venus" (not the original)
0132 DX news, recent pirate log
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 1105 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 2152 UTC 26 May 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 0017 UTC »
S5 here.  Tough copy with the storm noise
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