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Offline tennessee

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2019, 0055 UTC »
Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0054 UTC 24 December 2019

s9 on a 160/80 meter fan dipole using a Yaesu ft-890. Audio sounds like a microphone put in front of a speaker. Sounds awful. Heard "Radio Free Whatever" more than once.

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2019, 0107 UTC »
Way to go Tennessee!
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2019, 0110 UTC »
Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0109 UTC 24 December 2019

Yep. That's an improvement.

Great signal strength.

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2019, 0158 UTC »
0158 Just in time to hear Dick weed talking about qsls and sign off !


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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2019, 0206 UTC »
After signing off I'm hearing another station on this frequency in USB and I swear I heard the OM say "DJ Dickweed" but maybe I'm just having a nervous breakdown and imagining it. Is anyone else hearing any of this? The signal was very very faint. Sub S unit level and almost not there....fading on the fringe.
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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2019, 0207 UTC »
Tennessee,do you have tuxedo? If you do, there's a fella I want you to meet.

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2019, 0216 UTC »
I heard the weak signal, as well. No s meter bump, though. Sounded like rock music, but I could be wrong.


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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2019, 0245 UTC »
Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 0054 UTC 24 December 2019

s9 on a 160/80 meter fan dipole using a Yaesu ft-890. Audio sounds like a microphone put in front of a speaker. Sounds awful. Heard "Radio Free Whatever" more than once.

Tennessee, I knew of two very well known, and well heard different pirates, who taped the key down their handheld mics and ran the audio in via one side of a pair of headphones taped to the mic.  One never wised up, the other did, and sounded about as good as you could tx'ing in SSB in those days, like squawking gulls over a dump.

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Re: Radio Free Whatever 4185 USB 2256 UTC 23 Dec 2019
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2019, 0256 UTC »
I'm enjoying the pirate listening near amateur bands. I'll soon be making some more dipoles, especially for 40 and 75 meters. My current antennas are coax (75 ohm CATV) fed and cut for the CW portions.

 

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