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Offline jFarley

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Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« on: April 26, 2012, 0400 UTC »
26 April 12

Mix of music, IDs as "You are listening to Turtlehead Radio, the Voice of the Mentally Handicapped."
Gin Blossoms - "Follow You Down", Killers - "All These Things That I've Done".

Roller-coaster propagation: peaks to S9 with 20dB fades.

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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 0425 UTC »
Turtlehead Radio, 4-26-12, 0350-0413*, 6.925U, weak programming under the static copied here.  at end, copied this sstv image in scottie 1.

Please QSL.  Thanks.
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 1159 UTC »
I need more training!   :'(

Had a solid S9 copy at two seperate ID's and wrote down "Metal Head Radio".

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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 1205 UTC »
Danoman; the IDs last night were tough; I did not catch it until the 4th time around...
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 1250 UTC »
Recorder catch:

6925 USB SIO 131-545

Interesting conditions last night - began receiving Turtle Head Radio's SSTV images at 02:35z through 02:58z.  At 03:31z broadcast began with SIO 333 signal, but during the broadcast fading took the signal from completely under the noise floor to booming loud at times.  There was a few more SSTV images at the end of the show and then one last one at 04:38z.  Only listened a little bit to my recording so far, but I liked the weird overlapped voices near the begining. :)

02:35z-02:37z Scottie 1 mode:


02:48z-02:50z Scottie 1 mode:


02:56z-02:58z Scottie 1 mode:



03:31z-04:19z Turtle Head Radio show

Audio (complete tx): http://archive.org/download/ShortwavePirateRadioCont/TurtleHeadRadio6925Usb0331z-0419z04-26-12.mp3


04:12z-04:14z Scottie 1 mode:


04:14z-0416z Scottie 1 mode:


04:17z-04:19z Scottie 1 mode:


04:38z-04:40z Scottie 1 mode


Thanks for the show & the images Turtle Head Radio! :)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2012, 1346 UTC by Sealord »
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 1341 UTC »
SDR recording here. Very good reception, about S9 during the first half of the show, down to about S7 by 0357.
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 1424 UTC »
Hello Sealord et al,
Would you be so kind as to give me some insight into how you "decipher" the SSTV??  I'm familiar enough with WEFAX (I have a Universal M8000 decoder unit).
Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 1433 UTC »
Hi fpeconsultant

No problem - I use MMSSTV like most others around here which you can download the file from this page:

http://hamsoft.ca/pages/mmsstv.php

Here's a snapshot of my settings I've used in the past:



The 'Device ID' is where you select your audio input (sound card) on the 'Misc' tab page.  The first tab 'RX' can be set like I've got it shown for 'set & forget', but playing with these setting will let you fine tune MMSSTV for your pc & audio rate.  I'm sure some of the other dxers have different setting, but this works pretty well for me. :)
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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 1443 UTC »
Here's the Turtlehead SSTV I copied, via the SDR recordings:









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Re: Turtlehead Radio 6925USB *0331
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 1538 UTC »
Sealord,
THX for the info - I'll give it a try!!
FPE
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