We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissible in your locale.

Author Topic: XFM 6950 AM *0135  (Read 3497 times)

Offline jFarley

  • Marconi Class DXer
  • ********
  • Posts: 5922
  • near Chicago
    • View Profile
    • Email
XFM 6950 AM *0135
« on: March 25, 2012, 0139 UTC »
Abt *0135 with big sig, "Brick By Brick"
0148 "This is Radio Station XFM.  Please stand by".
0150 t/c
0157 B52's - Channel Z

...back; blew the circuit breaker to shack; if a 12V power supply starts smelling and smoking, is that bad?

0230 Taking a Van Halen request from Chicago

Thanks redhat!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0235 UTC by jFarley »
Joe Farley, Near Chicago
SDR-IQ / R8 / R7
Remote Resonant Loops for HF and LF / ALA 1530
Active 60" Whip / PA0RDT
QSLS appreciated to:    jfarley44@att.net

Offline skeezix

  • Global Moderator
  • Marconi Class DXer
  • *****
  • Posts: 5553
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • What does 'RNO stand for?
    • View Profile
Re: Someone Firing Up on 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 0144 UTC »
0143Z 45444 S9+ Arctic Monkeys "Brick By Brick"
0235Z 45444 S9+ No Doubt "Spiderwebs"  Very nice signal... ~22 kHz bandwidth.  
0243Z 45444 S9+ Van Halen "Love Walks In" Request from mytequinn
0245Z 45444 S9+ ID X-FM  
0251Z 45444 S9+ Queens Of The Stone Age "I Never Came"
0319Z 45444 S9+ Arcade Fire "The Suburbs"
0322Z 45444 S9+ ID "X-FM is the power of X"
0322Z 45444 S9+ Red Hot Chili Peppers "Factory Of Faith"
0326Z 45444 S9+ ID "This is X-FM"
0326Z 45444 S9+ Third Eye Blind "Losing A Whole Year"
0330Z 45444 S9+ Dire Straits "Sultans Of Swing"
0335Z 45444 S9+ Hibernate "Submit"
0340Z 45344 S9+ ID "X-FM, the power of X"  Taking telephone requests and took a call live from Catherwood.
0344Z 45344 S9+ Boston "More Than A Feeling" - Requested by Bender.
0349Z 45344 S9+ ID "X-FM the power of X"
0349Z 45344 S9+10 Frank Zappa "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow"
0352Z 45344 S9+10 Op talking. Maybe having stereo coming this summer? Taking requests. ID "X-FM"
0354Z 55434 S9+15 Savage Garden "To The Moon And Back" (S9 to S9+15)
0359Z 45434 S9+ Op wrapping things up. Mentioned that DimBulb sent in the next song.
0400Z 45434 S9+ Little Feat "Two Trains"
0403Z 45434 S9+ Sneaker Pimps "6 Underground"
0406Z 45434 S7 Signing off. KiloKat7 has a video on YouTube of the broadcast. The telephone may not be a regular item for the show, but will be around occasionally.
0401Z 45434 S8 Telepopmusik "Breathe"
0415Z 45434 S8 ID X-FM
0415Z Off air.






Perseus SDR + 102' G5RV @ 25'
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0415 UTC by skeezix »
Minneapolis, MN

Offline Kilokat7

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 1450
  • West Michigan
    • View Profile
    • Kilokat7 DX
Re: Someone Firing Up on 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 0151 UTC »
X-FM ID at 0148 utc, synthetic voice now between techno dance beat, signal is up and down peaking up to S8 on the high side.  Audio looks to be about 20 khz wide.  Op with live time check at 0150 utc.
PLS QSL kilokat7(at)gmail.com
Location: Western Michigan
Perseus SDR / DKAZ loops
1980s pirate off-air archive
West Michigan DX

Offline L Cee

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 478
  • East Coast - USA
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 0158 UTC »
XFM, 3/25/12, 6950am, 1:55+ UTC, SIO 333 in static noise, music, ID at 2:02 UTC, email address given, reception reports request, op with playlist, very nice audio on ops mic, "XFM The Power of X"

At 3:28 UTC still sounding good. Between static crashes, music audio is very nice. Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing"
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0335 UTC by L Cee »
L Cee
East Coast - USA

Offline Zane

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 1384
  • hearing the negative waves
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 0206 UTC »
X-FM SW, 6950.0 AM, SINPO 35422
Mostly S7, but frequent deep fades to the noise floor so a bit of a rough copy

0149z - X-FM ID
0236z - No Doubt
0241z - Van Halen - Love Comes Walking In
0249z - Smashmouth - Walkin' on the Sun - Thanks  ;)

Zane
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0249 UTC by Zane »
Chicagoland
Palstar R30CC / Sherwood SE-3 MK IV / pa0rdt Mini-Whip / Gone Long Engineering remote resonant loop / Fansome approved

QSL to zaneradio@comcast.net

Offline Rafman

  • DXing Phenomena
  • *******
  • Posts: 2584
  • Virgilina Border
  • Pirate Radio: Radio FUN minus Station Management!!
    • View Profile
    • WirelessDX - Collection of Pirate Radio clips by Rafman K4RAF
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 0215 UTC »
Can hear XFM though very high local storm static @20 over on 6950AM
SINPO 43244 @0213z
0215z ID
0246z "Love Walks In" Van Halen
0249z "Power of X" ID w/!?!phone number!?! & music lineup
0251z "Walking on the Sun"
Was able to grab a clip through static which is receding now that storms have passed:

http://youtu.be/Y7LYlBo8G9M

I have not heard XFM since New Years Eve!
Great to hear XFM again!

Rafman
PS: Trying to call
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0352 UTC by RAFman »
~
Rafman
Onion Flats [Baskerville] VA USA
[All QSLs greatly appreciated: WIFIDX@gmail.com]
Elad FDM-S1&S2 / SDRplay1 & SDRplay2
Mizuho SX59 & SX3 preselectors / JPS ANC4 Noise Phaser
41m EU beverage / 40m loop / 75m CF Zepp / 41m Sloping Dipole
The "Real FCC" http://bit.ly/2lQDNYm

Offline Seasix

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 0216 UTC »
 I'm hearing XFM from the woods west of Show Low, AZ with a YB-400PE portable using the whip, under a metal roof. Amazing!

Thanks XFM
Atlanta

Offline Northern Relay Service

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 187
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 0219 UTC »
Pretty reliable signal into the north country with deep fades . High static.

Hopefully gets better .

Giving out telephone # !! Cool  ;D

Very good evening to U Red Hat Sir ! Thanks for the QSL card just found it in my mail. Think I took that picture !
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0223 UTC by Northern Relay Service »

Offline corq

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 632
    • ICQ Messenger - 6176320
    • AOL Instant Messenger - uncorq
    • View Profile
    • corq dot co
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 0222 UTC »
Bit Crashy here tonight due to passing rainstorms but hearing you around 32233

Got a bit of capture posted here:

http://corqswl.posterous.com/xfm-6950am

Thanks for the show!
Icom IC-705/AirSpyHF+ Discovery via GR5V
QTH: KMCO
plz qsl: corqpub ~at~ gmail.com
Captures posted to: http://youtube.com/uncorq
Kicks, Screams and Other Heresies: http://corq.co

Offline Catherwood

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Middle America
  • At Your Service
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 0228 UTC »
03/25/12 6.950 AM

Very nice signal into very middle of America. S9 +10Db. Covering all static in AM mode. Practically commercial broadcast quality signal as long as keep the filters under 3200K.

02:24z ID The power of ? This is XFM
02:25z Back to music - I don't know the artist ."..brand new day, banging of the drum.. Ian Brown
02:27z Shout out to Red Mercury Labs, rundown on tracks
02:28z gave out email address.. mention of good condx

Catherwood

PS - Stepped outsiode with my tiny little Degen DE 321 and picked up Filter - "Where do we go from here", into announcer with playlist rundown. This is  $20 radio with an 18" whip!

PS. Hmm, I transcribed the email address wrong. It bounced.

PPS. Main receving station here is a Ten Tec Jupiter and a 31' ground mounted vertical with 32 radials. Stepped in to the kitchen and got a decent signal on  my old Zenith TransOceanic Royal 7000 with just the whip. Impressive.

Thanks for the show.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0304 UTC by Catherwood »
Smack dab in the Middle of Flyover Country

Newfoundland DXer

  • Guest
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 0238 UTC »
up and down here, but finally got a copiable peak at 0237 with shout outs and promises of QSLs, ID

Thanks for the show XFM

Cheers, Terry


Offline Token

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 2122
    • View Profile
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 0310 UTC »
Over S9 in the Mojave Desert of California.  Also veeerrryyy wide, like over 23 kHz and excellent audio.

T!
T!
Mojave Desert, California USA

Offline Jolly Roger

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 459
    • View Profile
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 0320 UTC »
Nice steady signal into northern Canada. Doesn't seem as affected by the static crashes as I would have thought an AM signal would be.
Please QSL to MaplRadio@gmail.com

Next weeks contest: guess how many Volkswagons can fit in Joy Behars mouth. I pick five.

If Rosie O'Donnell jumps in the water Rosie doesn't get wet, the water gets ugly.

Icom R9000 (yes, a R9000!)
Pixel magnetic loop

Offline Andrew Yoder

  • DX Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 2169
    • View Profile
    • Hobby Broadcasting Blog
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 0327 UTC »
Fair here with rock & DJ Redhat. Not nearly as good as their SSB signal this time.

Thanks for the show!
Andrew
Please QSL to: POB 109, BRS, PA 17214
Hobby Broadcasting Blog: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com/
Drake R8, AOR AR-7030, R-390A, R-388, SX-28A, Philco 44 + some others    Horizontal loops & 1/2-wave inverted V

Offline Catherwood

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Middle America
  • At Your Service
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: XFM 6950 AM *0135
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2012, 0352 UTC »
Was not expecting to be on the air with DJ Redhat. A little "ate up with the dumbass"" over that one. Sent him a YouTube link of Little Feat "Fatman in the Bathtub".

03:51z I've lost them. Not sure if they went off, or condx shifted radically. Been strong all night. Hope you all enjoyed my Zappa request.

Thank you DJ Redhat, great show tonight.

Catherwood

PS. If anyone is recording, I would appreciate a link later. I cannot hear them anymore. I see on Skeezix's log that DimBulb sent DJ Redhat "Two Trains" by Little Feat. Good selection! Hope the folks enjoyed it. Thank You!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 0413 UTC by Catherwood »
Smack dab in the Middle of Flyover Country

 

HFUnderground T-Shirt
HFUnderground Garden Flag
by MitchellTimeDesigns