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Author Topic: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019  (Read 1784 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« on: October 17, 2019, 2009 UTC »
2009 Just signed on, fishing related song. SIO 555
2022 ID over the Munsters theme.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2023 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 2026 UTC »
Tuned in to a couple of sea shanties, including "Good Ship Venus." Excellent signal
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 2032 UTC »
Tuned in via Chris' SDR in Westminster, Maryland, as the signal's not making it to the Seattle area ...

2028 UTC: "Nightmare on My Street" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
2030 UTC: OM announcer with ID of "Radio Free USA" as the song was ending, mentioned this is an early Halloween song and gave the email.
2031 UTC: "This is Halloween" playing as the OM announcer gave another ID or two.
2034 UTC: OM -- aka Mr. Red Sky -- started playing the "Halloween" movie theme, gave his name, IDs, email again.
2037 UTC: Mr. Red Sky gave ID and email again, then played "Dragula" by Rob Zombie. I can get the signal via the University Park, Pennsylvania SDR, with a fair but distorted signal, but it's not making it anywhere in the West (Utah, Idaho or Washington state) that I've checked.
2041 UTC: Mr. Red Sky with a quick ID into "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne.
2045 UTC: After an ID and the email address, Mr. Red Sky played the theme from "The Exorcist."
2048 UTC: "I'm Your Boogie Man" by KC & The Sunshine Band. The signal's fading now with increasing static via the Westminster, Maryland, SDR.
2052 UTC: "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon.
2055 UTC: Mr. Red Sky gave shoutouts, ID again into "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult. Now listening via the Burke, Virginia, SDR. The signal's fair to good, but static creeping in on the increasing fades.
2100 UTC: Halloween sound effects as the signal fades some more. Ah, it's "Halloween" by the Misfits. Getting more difficult to hear the signal via Virginia.
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2123 UTC: Checked in on the signal at my own receiver and via the SDR in Machias, Washington, which is just across town from me, and I can hear music right at/just above the noise floor level now.

Thanks for the early Halloween tunes, Mr. Red Sky!
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2127 UTC by Treehouse SWL »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 2036 UTC »
on 6925 USB      direct
2034 just fading in, extra weak music
2045 "Tubular bells", 2050 next, slowly fading up,
2109 sudden fade up, pop, 2112 Radio Free USA, music,
2128 IDs, then sudden fade up, rock
2133 ID, talking, music
2136 off
(have not heard any jamming or QRM here)
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2138 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 2044 UTC »
2040 UTC - Signal is S5-S7 in WNY, band is a bit noisy here but audio is ok. 
2046 UTC - ID as Radio Free USA, happy Halloween show.
2053 UTC - Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
2055 UTC - Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
2105 UTC - Radio Free USA with Mr. Red Sky and thanks for the shoutouts!
2113 UTC - Adam's Family Theme
2120 UTC - Signal now S9, audio is very good.  :)
2123 UTC - Meatloaf- Bat Out of Hell
2129 UTC - Jamming from another pirate station on 6925.
2133 UTC - Thanking Clever Name Radio for jamming him, so Radio Free USA is signing off.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2134 UTC by Traveling Wave »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 2048 UTC »
6925U weak music just above noise threshold

2124 - "Bat Out Of Hell" - Meatloaf
2128 - ID "Radio Free USA"
2128 - "Big Balls" - AC/DC (signal jumped to S8 w/great audio)
2131 - "D.O.A." - Bloodrock
2133 - "Halloween" - Linkon (w/OM talking about possible interference by CNR?)
2136 - OFF.......
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2138 UTC by Radio Star »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 2054 UTC »
Been listening and signal has been up/down - mostly 333 with good audio

2050 - KC & The Sunshine Band, Boogey Man
2052 - Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London
2055 - ID & shoutout (THANKS!)
2136 - off air

Thanks Mister Redsky for the Halloween show!
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2139 UTC by aurora »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 2059 UTC »
NA5B SDR in DC
S7+ @ 2058 "Don't Fear the Reaper"
2135 off because of CNR "Jamming"
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2136 UTC by tcolgan »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 2126 UTC »
Radio Free USA 6925 USB S1-S7 in NY

2126: Meat Loaf “Bat Out Of Hell”
2128: Radio Free USA I.D. & e-mail and shout out to Pirate SWL into AC/DC “Big Balls” (Signal peaking S7 now)
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 2130 UTC by PirateSWL »
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 2131 UTC »
2130 AC DC / big balls
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Re: Radio Free USA 6925 USB 2009 UTC 17 Oct 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2019, 2136 UTC »
2109 Pet Sematary Ramones
2112 ID and Adams Family Theme Song
2114 The Time Warp
2117 They Are Everywhere (Spooky Forest Night)
2119 Bat Out Of Hell Meatloaf
2127 ID shoutouts email address
2129 Big Balls AC/DC
2131 DOA Bloodrock
2133 ID claim being jammed by clever name radio Radio Free USA signing off
Off 2135
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