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Author Topic: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018  (Read 3503 times)

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XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« on: August 04, 2018, 2146 UTC »
2145 Now a relay of XFM, I just heard Redhat talking
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 2147 UTC »
XFM 6880 AM S9 in NY

2147: Redhat with Hello, Hello, testing 1,2,3
2149: Def Leppard "Foolin" (Remix)
2152: Redhat with a time & date stamp, then said he forgot his headphones
2155: Bananarama "Cruel Summer" (Remix)
2156: Redhat says they are 4 minutes to airtime
2200: P-R-R-L This is the Pirate Radio Relay League
2002: B-52's "Roam"
2007: Redhat thanking the Relay Station
2008: Redhat with an XFM I.D. Music to the power of X !
2030: The Black Keys "Tighten Up"
2033: Bad Suns "Salt"
2110: Redhat says main computer froze up, can't change anything, the mouse is moving but nobody is home, may be the end of the broadcast after this song
2117: Computer still misbehaving on the streaming front, XFMShortwave@gmail.com
2358: Shoutouts to HFU posters from top to bottom
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 2358 UTC by PirateSWL »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 2147 UTC »
Tuned in via Elida OH kiwi SDR, heard OM say testing 1 2 3. I presume this is the same thing Chris copied.
2150 hearing music now, signal is about  S7 in Elida. Lots of static crashes.
2152 OM interrupts song with current date and time.
2157 OM speaking after some silence, low in the audio mix, or perhaps that's just how it's being received.
2158 "Am I live and noone's telling me? That would be embarrassing."
2159 "Papa Romeo Romeo Lima. This is the Pirate Radio Relay League."
2200 start of broadcast
2202 "Roam" B-52's (a few bumps and skips noted on the playback)
2206 XFM ID by Redhat. Timestamp. (Your clock's correct). into "Oh my gosh, caught with my pants down. Always assume a mic is hot. Thanks to the PRRL." Giving some background on the PRRL. XFM ID repeated at 2208. xfmshortwave@gmail.com.
2209 audio suddenly cut out, carrier still present
2211 audio back, glitches, says it's the internet.
2212 "The internet is far less reliable than a piece of wire going where you need it to go."
2213 read my email request. HFU shoutouts, another glitch in the middle of that.
2214 Announcing "Summer of Love" B-52's but the audio glitched out again
2215 back on, "music to the power of x" and into "Summer of Love" B-52's, still trouble with audio dropouts
2223 back on after a lengthy dropout
2226 "Frail" Jars of Clay
2227 dropout... then back up. Redhat thinks he has the issue solved.
2229 Black Keys "Tighten Up" Signal is really good at Elida, S9, some fades though
               gotta make dinner now, so won't be keeping a log of the broadcast
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2357 been listening casually since making dinner. Still a good signal at Elida, ranging from faded to strong. Heard Soundgarden, Tool, Linkin Park and several others.

Thanks for the show Redhat!

0012 "Radio Free Europe" REM (this version is from the original single that was their very first release)
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0048 PRRL ID then off
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 0050 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 2156 UTC »
2155  lots of noise S5 audio is good
   DJ Stacey Zirgar/ cruel summer feeling

2156  Red hat - "It sucks" 
2200 The B52s / roam     really good audio at times
2215 B52s / summer of love
2226 Jars of Clay/ frail
2230 The Black Keys/ tighten up     signal has shot up S7 
2233 Bad Suns/ salt.     Great audio
2241 Chronic future/ time and time again   
2248 Linkin Park/ in the end
2336 Red hat speaking  Solid S7


Great to hear you Red hat ! Sounded great TRS
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 0011 UTC by Davep »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 2201 UTC »
Sadly, just some bits and pieces of threshold audio here at 2200 UTC  :(
0014 UTC Finally able to ID a song! Radio Free Europe-REM  :)
Signal remains at threshold with brief fade ups to moving the S-meter
0016 UTC "SHC"-Foster The People
0018 UTC I think I hear Mr. Redhat speaking
(Getting some audio drop outs)
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 0021 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 2207 UTC »


2205z Nothing here
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 2209 UTC »
S7 with Red Hat talking @ 2207
2208 - email, and mention of HFU
2216 - ID after a few minutes of dead air
2225 - music (also being relayed on 6960?).  (Audio on 6960 actually seems to be a second or two ahead of 6880)
2320 - still S7, "Eulogy" Tool
0008 - "If I Go Down (The You'll Go Down Too)" Nigel Stanford
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 0008 UTC by refmo »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018, 2229 UTC »
no worries RedHat, its all good :)
97F ! thats hot ! - sending chilled air your way ;)
one of my favorite Tool songs.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 2319 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 2230 UTC »
2228 - fair to good signal here
2312 - listening in USB now due to peskies
thanks for the show!
2357 - sounding real nice now
2358 - shoutouts. Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 2359 UTC by Helicaster »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 2306 UTC »
23:00 time check and back to music
Sounding good Mr. Hat

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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2018, 2319 UTC »
2319- Carrier fading in and out of the noise.
2346- OM Talking and into music SIO 231
0041- Thanks for the shoutouts! Enjoyed the variety of music...thanks for the show..
0049- Off
« Last Edit: August 05, 2018, 0049 UTC by PRO2006 »
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2018, 2335 UTC »
2325 music, ID and talk by Redhat, more danceable music, 2329 ID  and talk, more music

Fair - S7 here.

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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2018, 2343 UTC »
23:40  S8-9 here in SE VA tonight with an honest 20Khz wide signal - sounding great, and thanks for the show!
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2018, 2348 UTC »
S7-S9 into central NY. Some ute at the very tip of the USB. Nice audio if it weren't fading around a bunch. Some audio issues around 2348z. Thanks for the show :)
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Re: XFM 6880 AM 2145 UTC 4 Aug 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 2356 UTC »
Weak into AL with a high noise level.  Having to listen in usb mode
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