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Author Topic: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018  (Read 3696 times)

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X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« on: December 23, 2018, 0124 UTC »
Huge S9 signal and sounding great at sign-on a few minutes ago.  Looking forward to the Christmas show - thanks Redhat!

Off-air recording capturing most of the show with a good signal the majority of the time:

4085_kHz_XFM_0115-0327_UTC_23DE18
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0405 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 0128 UTC »
0127 UTC "Let It Snow"-Dean Martin
0131 UTC "Good King Wenceslas"-Mannheim Steamroller
0134 UTC Redhat speaking
(Sounds like something else on the frequency in USB....very weak under the X-FM audio)
0135 UTC Thanks for the shoutout!
0143 UTC X-FM ID, into "Carol of the Bells"-Mannheim Steamroller
(Signal tonight is peaking at S7 with deep fades down to the noise floor)
0147 UTC "Little Drummer Boy"-Mannheim Steamroller
0151 UTC Redhat chat
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0223 UTC "The Snowman(Soundtrack)"-Howard Blake (Still going!)
0233 UTC Redhat chat
0237 UTC "Rhiannon"-Fleetwood Mac
Signal is fading more and more into the noise here....  :(
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0240 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 0131 UTC »
Good signal but QRM from another source.
Let it snow...
01:31 Instrumental..unknown...
No clue whats going on...per dj.
Callouts.
Taking requests.
Archives of Christmas weak
Rotted fish talk.
Snowman on the agenda.
Phone given for requests.
Get drunk and drink eggnog.
01:39 Manhiem steamroller Deck the Halls.
XFM ID with gmail address given.
XFM ID 01:43.
01:43 Carole of Bells.
MSR
01:45 Little Drummer Boy MSR.
Christmas show...Thanks for the show!
Music to the power of the X.
01:50 Callouts of HF Underground.
If your traveling...travel safe...careful with eggnog.
Request for Scott Todd.
XFM Id
01:55 song about Norwegian fish tradition in midwest.
02:00 XFM and email addy given.
Is Wolverine about tonight?
02:02 Greensleeves MSR.
The Power of X.
Talk about Snowman 26 minutes long 02:07




« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0207 UTC by KMD3HR »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 0132 UTC »
Tuned in at 0129utc, weak noisy signal, song "let it snow" which is now controversial thanks to #metoo, signal improved to fair, now faded to weak and noisy again.
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 0138 UTC »
0136Z 45444 S9 Hearing Redhat talking. Signal is good with occasional significant fading. Some strong local QRM 4088-4096. With receiver set to sync+LSB, no problem.
0139Z 45444 S9 ID
0139Z 45444 S9 Mannheim Steamroller "Deck the Halls"
0201Z 45444 S9 Redhat talking. Said its going to be a trainwreck... drinking, no planning...  (which I think is fun)
0203Z 45444 S9 Mannheim Steamroller "Greensleeves"
0207Z 45444 S9 Howard Blake "The Snowman"
0215Z 15421 S1 The band took a dive. Now mostly static, but can hear rare audio.
0220Z 45423 S7 Faded back in... long & deep fades.
0236Z 35433 S7 Fleetwood Mac "Rhiannon"



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« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0236 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2018, 0142 UTC »
listening to your broadcast RedHat while i do some re-coding on my Kiwi SDR to increase the current audio bandwidth from 12Khz to 20Khz.
this will improve audio response from the current 6Khz to 10Khz.
happy holidays to everyone  8)
yes, you hit the nail square center - to play tunes and enjoy - exactly what i am doing while i work on the Kiwi  :)
thanks RedHat !
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0237 UTC by TheRelayStation »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2018, 0145 UTC »
Huge signal into Chicago tonight. Thanks for the show!

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2018, 0146 UTC »
Still going strong at 0143 UTC, with "Carol of the Bells" by Mannheim Steamroller.  S8 in NY with good audio.  Nice to see stations are moving to 4 Mhz for nighttime broadcasts.

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2018, 0147 UTC »
Just tuned in at 0144 UTC. It's weak enough here that I'm listening in USB to hear the music.

Tuned in again at 0246 UTC, and the signal's below the noisy floor now. The lower bands have not been good here all day!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0250 UTC by Treehouse SWL »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2018, 0157 UTC »
157  great copy S7   sounds good
204 Mannheim Steamroller/ greesleeves.     
206 Howard Blake/ the snowman soundtrack
223 Peter Auty/ walking in the air
236 Fleetwood Mac / Rhiannon

4 mhz working here tonight!
Thanks Redhat
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0237 UTC by Davep »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2018, 0203 UTC »
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Lots of noise here at locale in Omaha  @ 0200.
Audio sounds good when noise subsides but copy diffivult.
0202: Orchestral rendition of "What Child Is This?" into station iID.
-0223 sounds like selection from animated film " The Snowman."
Copy still very difficult with high persistent static levels.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0227 UTC by JohnS »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 0205 UTC »
Hello Redhat. Catching your Christmas show on the K3fef SDR with a S8-S9 and great audio with a song about "Lutefisk" at 0157. Had it once and YUCK! Talk about it being a train wreck not knowing what to do at 0200 and then playing Manheim Steamroller. At my QTH, you are a S9 just above that nasty noise level. Thanks for your Christmas Show buddy and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0216 UTC by oly1959 »

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2018, 0227 UTC »
2:22 Mostly above the noise in WNY  73
2:37 Rhiannon
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 0240 UTC by MrMomB (LED) »
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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2018, 0233 UTC »
0232 - OM after story - S9 in west Michigan, best I've ever gotten X-FM.

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Re: X-FM Shortwave 4085 AM 0118 UTC December 23 2018
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 0236 UTC »
0221 "the Snowman" story, Redhat with information about the story, TC and talk about the program and requests

S7 here.  Very nice signal.
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