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Author Topic: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019  (Read 2012 times)

Offline Dick Weed

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Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« on: October 31, 2019, 2213 UTC »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 2215 UTC »
About S8 here @ 2215, pretty good copy.
2216 - Russian national anthem
2219 - Dick Weed talking about going vegan
2222 - "Saturday Saviour" Failure

2341 - signal just now took a big dip, Dick Weed talking just above the noise now

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« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 0024 UTC by refmo »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 2215 UTC »
2215 SIO 444. Hmm, maybe even SIO 555.  I think your clock is a little fast, Dickweed, it's only 2215  :)
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 2216 UTC »
Good reception

Happy Halloween https://imgur.com/a/Jfmzdsw

2215. Instrumental music....very creepy
2216 "Auferstanden aus Ruinen"
2220 Doing a regular show....
2236 Lists just played music.  "People listening...."
2237 Very hungry since going vegan...
2238 "Undertow" Michael Crowdin.  Now excellent reception
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 2239 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 2219 UTC »
S3 here.  Kinda tough copy.  Hopefully signal will improve as its getting dark now
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 2219 UTC »
22:26 Solid S-8 into WNY
Dick Weed quit smoking and drinking. No Monster Mash tonight.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 2223 UTC by MrMomB (LED) »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 2220 UTC »
 S5 Dick weed talking at 2219
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 2223 UTC »
Excellent signal into Grand Rapids, MI
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2019, 2223 UTC »
2220 Armchair copy via CT/MA Border SDR.

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019, 2230 UTC »
2230 Great to hear tonight DW! Music playing at S6 with good copy.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2019, 2239 UTC »
2236 UTC Just tuned in to a very nice S8 signal here with DJ Dickweed wishing he had a beer!
2239 UTC "Undertow"-Mikal Cronin
(Good to hear you again DJDW!)
2243 UTC RFW ID, into "Don't Say Shit You Don't Mean"-Camp Howard
2247 UTC "Partners In Motion"-Wild Nothing
2251 UTC Dickweed chat (Got a mouthful of spinach...), into "Heavy Like the World"-Guided By Voices
2256 UTC "Call Me"-Cherry Glazer featuring Portugal. The Man
2259 UTC RFW ID..."flagship of the pirate armada", into "Loving Is the Way"-Alex McArtor
2303 UTC DJDW chatting....shoutouts to HFU posters...Thanks!
2307 UTC "If it Makes You Happy"-Screaming Females
2311 UTC Signal just dropped into the noise  :(

Thanks for the "Halloween" show Dickweed! Good to hear ya again!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 2315 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2019, 2239 UTC »
Tuned in at 2236utc, weak signal with low noise, hear DJ Dick Weed talking and now playing heavy metal tune, at 2325 he mentioned my name while reading posts on HFU, signal slowly improved to fair during broadcast, apparently off about 2355utc.   
« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 2357 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2019, 2240 UTC »
Sounding good in New Hampshire, S7 and nicely above the noise

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2019, 2248 UTC »
Nothing out west. Guess the comrades aren't terribly interested in reaching us anymore.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2218 UTC 31 OCT 2019
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2019, 2253 UTC »
Comrades!
Nice signal at 2250 UTC in lower Michigan...
Steady S-5 with peaking around S-7.

But-- I don't know if that's a het whistling on you, or what.... fading up on it now at 2252 while you fade down a little... but I hear ya chatting about the music, Dickweed!

Good move with the lower frequencies, but not sure about that particular one...

I quit smoking May 1st, and this time it is sticking.

Still listening to the tunes at 2337 UTC, heard a shout-out by Dickweed a while back..

Yeah, the het may very well be local but it's messy here.  Still, the only pirate I've heard on my own receiver in eons...

« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 2339 UTC by John Poet »

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