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Author Topic: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018  (Read 759 times)

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X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« on: November 03, 2018, 0001 UTC »
0001- Music
0002- Broadcast will begin in three minutes..think it said X-FM
0018- DJ RedHat - talking about computers, equipment, the show, and music selection  SIO 333
0020- Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
0038- Had an SIO 433, then about 5 min later dropped into the noise. Keeping an eye on Colorado and listening on other SDRs that have the signal. Don't want to miss the show!

0134- Fading back into Colorado - SIO 332
0144- Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap -    very nice here ATM
0146- You Wanted More - Tonic           Certainly some new to me tunes tonight, really enjoying the show...thanks
0150- Victoria - Eve 6
0153- Wall Of Glass - Liam Gallagher    (Different from the Shameless Liam Gallagher).
0202- Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan
0204- Lovers In A Dangerous Time - Bruce Cockburn
0215- Make It Wit Chu - Queens Of The Stone Age
0224- BLW's request played

0257- Destiny - Zero7         lost it here, but have it S9 on CA SDR
0300- I Want You - Third Eye Blind
0307- Some final shout outs... winding down the show, one last track
0307- Gravity


« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0307 UTC by PRO2006 »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 0001 UTC
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 0002 UTC »
0002z Good signal in New Hampshire, S7-S8
0004z Moved to 6885 kHz, X-FM ID
0011z "The is music to the power of X", Talking about lousy Halloween propagation and getting back on the air
0013z Sounding great here... Thanks for the shout
0015z Peaking S9+ now
0019z Send reports and requests to xfmshortwave@gmail.com or (408) 800-6925

Black Keys - Tighten Up (what about Archie Bell and the Drells?)

0034z Getting to some requests (inc. Clash - London Calling)

« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0039 UTC by DimBulb »
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Re: UNID 6880 AM 0001 UTC
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 0004 UTC »
S8 with some deep fades.  XFM ID
0003 - Moved to 6885 khz
0021 - "Sledgehammer" Peter Gabriel, S7 with fades, nice on peaks.
0039 - "London Calling", S5 with fades.  Fair copy on peaks
0058 - "Pray To God", signal getting a little better, S6
0108 - "Doubt", S6 with fades
0115 - barely audible now
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0115 UTC by refmo »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 0009 UTC »
REALLY good signal booming into here. I tuned in at 0005 UTC, just in time to hear the "X-FM is on the air" ID, followed by a montage of "drops" mixed with music.

0007 UTC: "Russian Radio" by Red Flag
0010 UTC – RedHat saying it's "good to be back again" and talking about Halloween night and the bad propagation that night. Also giving shoutouts to all of us here on the board and talking about his technical challenges and what he plans to play.
0018 UTC - Gave his email address for requests, then played ID
0019 UTC - "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel
0024 UTC - ID, then "I Think I'm Paranoid" by Garbage. I just did a test on my radio and disconnected my external antennas, and the signal's still pretty good just with the whip antenna.
0029 UTC - ID, gave email address again, then "Devil's Dance Floor" by Flogging Molly
0033 UTC – ID, then RedHat chatting into "Tighten Up" by The Black Keys
0037 UTC – "London's Calling" by The Clash (yes, this was my request, and if you listened closely enough, now you know my real first name. Thanks for the music, X-FM!)
0040 UTC - "Edge of the Earth" by 30 Seconds to Mars. Fading has increased here the past few minutes, but the signal's still peaking strongly.
0045 UTC - RedHat IDed the song, gave time and chatted a bit, said his phone’s messed up, read more posts from the HFU board and gave shoutouts.
0050 UTC – "It's My Life" by Talk Talk. I was a dope; I've been listening all this time in USB. Now switched to AM, and it sounds VERY good!
0054 UTC – Recorded ID: "Rocking your dial … X-FM!", then RedHat intro'd "Pray to God" by Calvin Harris
0058 UTC – Recorded ID straight into "Criminals" by MS MR
0102 UTC – RedHat talked about the past few songs, gave email address again and then talked about the music he likes playing and the sameness of commercial radio and pop music (something I agree with).
0110 UTC - During the music, the signal took a HUGE dive and now, at 0116 UTC, it's just barely audible above the noise here, even in USB mode.
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0131 UTC - I checked back and heard RedHat talking. The signal's further above the noise than it was 20 minutes ago and it seems to be making a comeback, but still no better than barely fair reception right now.
0210 UTC - Checked back again to hear "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. The audio sounds great at its peaks, but the deep fades that showed up an hour ago still are killing the signal here.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0212 UTC by Treehouse SWL (aka SnohomishScoop) »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 0014 UTC »
Off to a great start this evening on 6880 AM. Very strong signal.

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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 0016 UTC »
0016: S5  with fading and storm crash --  RedHat
0020 Peter Gabriel/ sledgehammer
0026 Garbage/ i think I'm paranoid
0036 Black Keys/ tighten up
0038 Clash/ London calling
0047 shoutouts
0051 Talk Talk / it's my life      good one
117 9 inch nails
121 Foo Fighters/ everlong     good one
147  fading and low last 10 mins
210'The Police / walking on the moon
233 Angels and airwaves/  do it for me now.   
258  Zero 7/ destiny 

Audio sounds great at times    Thanks Redhat!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0258 UTC by Davep »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 0025 UTC »
Carrier only here. I'm starting to wonder if my antenna failed in the past week or so
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 0031 UTC »
Absolutely no signal in Denver - that's some skip zone. Getting a decent copy at the KPH kiwi SDR though. Thanks for the show!
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0130 now getting a signal. Not much, but it's a lot more than it was. Still better in CA, but there are fades happening there now.
0136 signal came up pretty well here in Denver, enough for me to hear shout outs including a recap of my last update. Now fading a bit again. Will try to log some songs and stuff if the signal maintains its quality.
0151 unfortunately the signal strength didn't last. Ah well. KPH SDR is still copying it.
0222 heading to bed now, while show is still coming in strong to CA. Thanks for the show Mr. Redhat...
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0245 OK, I lied and haven't gone to bed yet. Here's a video clip of what I was hearing earlier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_nwTBpAOAI
0312 QRT after playing something that I think was by Tool
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0313 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 0033 UTC »
00:30z   some kind of nautical song    Great Audio S9+  Great Surprise on a rainy Friday
00:37z   The Clash London Calling..
00:53z   Talk Talk   It's My Life...
01:20z   Signal in the noise now down to s3-s5  Great show tonight Thanks for the Broadcast 
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0121 UTC by Azimuth Coordinator »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 0036 UTC »
Fair to strong signal on the west coast of British Columbia at 0035Z.

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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 0036 UTC »
0006 Welcome to Radio Free America
0007 Russian Radio Red Flag
0012 Sitting in a basement playing music for people out in the ether. Acknowledging HFU posters
0020 Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
0025 The music sounds best on X FM shortwave
0026 I Think I’m Paranoid Garbage
0029 ID
0030 Devil’s Dance Floor Flogging Molly
0033 ID
0034 Tighten Up The Black Keys
Requesting Fairytale of New York The Pogues if you have it. Please QSL
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 0037 UTC »
Good signal coming in- strong audio sounding good. Some sort of noise interference some of the time. Quiet periods the music is hitting +20. Thanks a lot for the broadcast.

ID and The power of X, as if you had a choice. Great station IDs. Music selection is great tonight.

Sure would like to hear Dazzle by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Thanks for the request being played. First time I've asked for a song. Thanks.

0240 utc, and a great signal is hitting +20 with really good audio
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0242 UTC by blw »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2018, 0038 UTC »
nice signal into nw wa...  enjoying the show at 0037z

~0115z faded and gone....  bummer!

thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0128 UTC by kilowatt »
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2018, 0049 UTC »
I hear stronger noise on 6885, in 30 min I bet I will have good copy. Thanks for the show, mang!
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Re: X-FM 6880>6885 AM 0001 UTC 3 Nov 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2018, 0056 UTC »
0055 Tune in at 0005 coming in good on a PA SDR with S5 to S7
0242 Still listening. You signal is holding up nicely. I have been enjoying the music.
0300 S5 into  Alberta Canada.  Thanks for the broadcast.   :)
« Last Edit: November 03, 2018, 0313 UTC by Radio Station »
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