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Author Topic: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019  (Read 3311 times)

Offline refmo

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XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« on: September 22, 2019, 0118 UTC »
Sounding good on the Tecsun portable with sign on loop
0126 - “Under The Stars” Morning Parade
0136 - sudden big fade just now, barely audible here. Is 60 meters an option tonight?

0309 - listening on a Vancouver sdr, "Pneuma" by Tool sounding good out west.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0310 UTC by refmo »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 0126 UTC »
0113 Sign on loop with periodic announcements including ID's, "please stand by."

Unfortunately, signal is dropping - started at S6 and has dropped to S5 by 0125 with "Welcome to Radio Free America" and first song.
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 0128 UTC »
Sadly, the signal at 0125 UTC is very low in the noise.....way too much static tonight  :(
0130 UTC I can just make out the sound of redhat's voice deep in the noise, with a few brief fadeups
0137 UTC Utility QRM now
0139 UTC Live time check and email addy "Music to the Power of X"
0140 UTC "Capricorn(A Brand New Name)"-30 Seconds To Mars
0145 UTC "Sunset In July"-311 ( Deep fade into the noise at 0146 UTC  :( )

No joy in Poor Brook Valley here this evening....
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0148 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 21 Sep 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 0129 UTC »
Catching the sign on of XFM on 6275 using the old CCRadio portable here in Central MN camping in the park at 0120 with a really good signal and excellent audio on the portable. Thanks Redhat, looking forward to a great show somewhere under the stars in these woods!.Could I make a request for Billy Idol of your choosing. Thanks for playing White Wedding my friend! !
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0218 UTC by oly1959 »

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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 0131 UTC »
XFM coming in with a great signal of S9+10 at times. Great tunes. Thanks for the broadcast.
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 0134 UTC »
Tuned in at 0132utc, very weak under increased noise from midwestern storms approaching, barely hear male speaking, I'll keep monitoring to see if it gets any better,
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 0134 UTC »
Barely audible here at my temporary place with a bad antenna, but the SDR about five miles away from me has the signal coming in pretty well at times between fades, despite more than usual static.

Redhat talking about the new Tool album at 0132 UTC and other new songs he intends to play. He also gave the email address and mentioned HFU and other pirate forums.

He also just gave the phone number and mentioned that he QSLs when he can. Apologizing for his backlogged QSLs. Shoutout to Radio True North at 0135 UTC, and now reading HFU posts and talking about the broadcasting conditions, etc. Mentioned my emailed request for Leonard Cohen.

0140 UTC: Canned ID, then "Capricorn" by 30 Seconds to Mars
0145 UTC: A 311 song. Static's increasing a bit more.
0155 UTC: "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen (Thanks, Redhat!)
0200 UTC: Redhat talking again, reading posts and giving shoutouts.
* * * went away from the radio a while
0245 UTC: "Reaching Out" by Bassnectar. The static is overtaking the signal at times here on the local SDR I'm listening to. My own receiver's still hearing the signal right at noise level.
0246 UTC: Redhat reading posts again, then an ID, time and introduction to song "Spilling Lines" by Polica
0250 UTC: Redhat with quick intro to song "Blur" by M0.
0253 UTC: "Dark Necessities" by RHCP
0255 UTC: Growing interference from a peskie or something else.
0258 UTC: Redhat identifying the just-played songs and then chatting, giving shoutouts again from HFU. But the signal's getting overwhelmed by noise and interference here.
0423 UTC: Checked back in on the signal to find it struggling with the static and other noise on the closest SDR to me.
0500 UTC: Local noise level has gone down enough that I can hear the music via my own receiver at times in AM mode.
0501 UTC: Listening via the W7RNA SDR in Sedona, Arizona, in addition to my own receiver at times. Redhat identified the last songs he played and intro'd "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes. Signal's VERY good and clear of static via this particular SDR.
0510 UTC: Then "How Long" (missed the artist) followed by "Still in Love" by The Stills after intros and ID by Redhat.
0513 UTC: "Stripped" by Rammstein (cover of a good Depeche Mode tune)
0517 UTC: Redhat identifies the last few songs, then introduces "Pretty Pimpin'" by Kurt Vile.
0522 UTC: "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches (I LOVE The Avalanches!). Sadly, the signal's faded down to noise level on this SDR.
0527 UTC: Just switched to an SDR in Corinne, Utah, where the signal's still OK. Redhat called The Avalanches' tune a "fairly notorious" song as he reviewed the past few songs played. He then chatted about "breakup songs" and did a shoutout or two from the HFU board before introducing "All I Need" by Air.
0535 UTC: Redhat intro into "The Silence" by Manchester Orchestra.
0542 UTC: "You're Magic" by Brian Culbertson, requested by Mix Radio, Redhat mentioned.
0553 UTC: After another song, Redhat mentioned the late hour and introduced "Parallel Lines" by Junior Boys.
0558 UTC: Back to listening on the K9VD SDR near me, where static still is plaguing the frequency, but the signal's listenable again. After a canned ID, Redhat reviewed the last few songs played,"unfortunately, it has come to that time" and chats about the somewhat lousy propagation, etc., and gives shoutouts (including to me) to the HFU posters.
0602 UTC: Signoff greetings from "east of the Rockies and west of normal" and then a long King Crimson instrumental tune before QRT at 0613.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0618 UTC by Treehouse SWL »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 0139 UTC »
0136 UTC - Listening in on my PL-880 from the Detroit area.
Barely audible, lots of static.

0148 UTC - Switched to a webSDR in Virginia, S7 signal but lots of static still.
0155 UTC - Switched to a webSDR in Utah now, S9 signal, a lot less noise.  Sounding good.
0221 UTC - Signal going down in Utah and static picking back up.
0235 UTC - Sounding great again in Utah.  S9+ / low noise right now.
0243 UTC - Switched back to my PL-880 in Michigan; sounding great!  S9 and static has went down a lot.
0251 UTC - Back to the Utah webSDR; such weird propagation tonight.  S9 ++ in Utah.
0303 UTC - Heard some familiar harmonica notes in the background of the current track playing.....got a lil' ahead of yourself, I would bet "The Wizard" by Black Sabbath is coming up soon.
0303 UTC - Tiga Lilly - 'What Life Is"
0308 UTC - Signals are dropping all over and the static is back with a vengeance.
0308 UTC - TOOL - "Pneuma"
0319 UTC - Black Sabbath - "The Wizard" ----  I was right at 0303 UTC.  :)  Thank you for fulfilling my Black Sabbath request.
0324 UTC - Peter Gabriel - "Sledgehammer"
0329 UTC - Girl Ray - "Show Me More"
0332 UTC - Foo Fighters - "Saint Cecilia"
0336 UTC - The Flys - "Got You (Where I Want You)"
0348 UTC - Foster The People - "Imagination"

Thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0349 UTC by Es0teric »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2019, 0153 UTC »
6275 am 0152utc xfm station id just above the noise here playing music by request
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0157 UTC by jim »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 0206 UTC »
Usually I don't post nonreception, but this is X-FM we're talking about here. There's not even a carrier on 6275 where I am. Deep winter conditions already? Looks like it.

0212 now using Token's kiwi SDR in the Mojave, where there's a signal to be copied. Huzzah!
0224 getting rough over here... time to hunt for another online SDR. Song sounds like it could be "Never Say Never" Romeo Void, but I might be way off.
0226 Yep, I called the song. Getting a better signal on the Sigma kiwi SDR on the CT/MA border, but there's a lot of static crashes here. X-FM ID.
0235 Now on the Uniontown PA kiwi SDR, decent strength and not as many static crashes here. Redhat on the mic.
0406 still sounding good at Uniontown.
0505 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes winding down, and so am I. Good night!
« Last Edit: September 22, 2019, 0505 UTC by MDK2 »
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 0212 UTC »
I wish 60 meters was possible, but I only have the 48/43M antenna here tonight.

Band switch will be happening soon, but with the amount of storm noise out there tonight, 73M might be unlistenable anyway.

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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2019, 0244 UTC »
Very good signal to the west coast of British Columbia, Canada at 0243 UTC. Excellent audio quality. Playing some very tasty music at the moment. Thanks for the show!!

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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 0251 UTC »
If this report helps I have you at a solid S9 into northern Ohio. Good sounding signal with very occasional fading.
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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 0330 UTC »
 Great sounding station on the various sdr radios I'm running around on.  Black Sabbath and now Peter Gabriel...
My local reception is useless,  I can see the carrier faintly but no usable audio.
Listening to an sdr in Nevada right now.
Great signals into it.
Thanks for the show.  Do you have any Nina Hagen that you can play?  Maybe New York New York?

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Re: XFM 6275 AM 0115 UTC 22 Sep 2019
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2019, 0348 UTC »
There's a bitter irony to the propagation making the good signals ignore my quiet farm property. :(


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