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Offline Zoidberg

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WBCQ Area 51 weeknights
« on: May 11, 2012, 0158 UTC »
5/11/12, 0230z, 5110 AM (probably 5109.8 and some change):
Looks like Area 51 got some funding for weeknight broadcasts again.  Hearing Magic Radio (is this the same Majik/Majick Radio that serenaded Cosmikdebris with SSTV a coupla years ago?) with Tasha Femkin, references to the Complex Variables studio, Tasha talking about 7415 mega-Weiners, so presumably an older program.  Excellent signal and audio via an east coast web tuner.

Alas, buried in the mud here at home, can just make out Bjork's siren warbling at 0255z on the home rx, best in USB due to local noise.  Signal improved significantly here at home near end of broadcast.

Lots of ute QRM just below, 5105-5108, making it impossible to rely on ECSS or AM sync.  But good in USB.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 0201 UTC by Lex »
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Re: WBCQ Area 51 weeknights
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 0305 UTC »
5/12/12, 5110 AM, 0300z: Heard Jean Shepherd until 0300z, sounded like Cosmikdebris station ID and segue to some bluesy/jazzy stuff.

Tough signal here but generally better after 0200z.
That li'l ol' DXer from Texas
Unpleasant Frequencies Crew
Al: Palstar R30C & various antennae
Snoopy: Sony ICF-2010
Roger: Magnavox D2935
(Off-air recordings.)