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Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« on: November 09, 2020, 2223 UTC »
Being that time of the year, one would assume a BX is imminent.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 2225 UTC »
I don't think they were on last year. And I think they usually air on the weekend closest to the date. Unfortunately I think they may not be happening anymore, like Cinco de Mayo Radio. I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 2229 UTC »
Actually in 2019 EFR was on 11/10 at 1808z and 2125z on 6925 and 6875 respectively.
11/10 in 2018 on 6925 at 2050z.  Last time they were on on 11/9 was 2014.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 0056 UTC »
I did a research paper on the wreck of the mighty Fitz back in the early 80's - fascinating story with a very mysterious ending.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 0619 UTC »
Actually in 2019 EFR was on 11/10 at 1808z and 2125z on 6925 and 6875 respectively.
11/10 in 2018 on 6925 at 2050z.  Last time they were on on 11/9 was 2014.

Good to know. I had looked for a log here on HFU but couldn't find it.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 1317 UTC »
I did a research paper on the wreck of the mighty Fitz back in the early 80's - fascinating story with a very mysterious ending.
    Ring the bell 29 times November 10th.
        Rest in Peace, Gentlemen.

I get the willies every time I hear the radio transmission between the Captain of the Andersen and the USCG when he says "the last time we heard from the Fitzgerald they said they we're 'holding their own'".
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 1736 UTC »
If anyone is on Facebook, there's also this that's happening later today.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1258910804508110
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 2213 UTC »
Back in 2015 I received a reply from Edmund Fitzgerald Radio that included an eQSL, the lyrics to one of the songs played "Shoals of Caribou" by Russell R. Scott, AND a studio copy of the show. If the op is still around somewhere, I hope you don't mind me posting a link to that studio copy.  :) The audio is crystal clear and every bit as chilling as when I heard it via shortwave.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lpkmuKEk9fsQzIh4Jh-_7WDHzH5y6dbm/view?usp=sharing
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 2315 UTC »
Back in 2015 I received a reply from Edmund Fitzgerald Radio that included an eQSL, the lyrics to one of the songs played "Shoals of Caribou" by Russell R. Scott, AND a studio copy of the show. If the op is still around somewhere, I hope you don't mind me posting a link to that studio copy.  :) The audio is crystal clear and every bit as chilling as when I heard it via shortwave.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lpkmuKEk9fsQzIh4Jh-_7WDHzH5y6dbm/view?usp=sharing

Very nice. I got an eQSL from the 2017 broadcast, which I had to catch on the K3FEF web SDR in PA (though I was excited to hear it under the noise here) but that was all. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2020, 2343 UTC »
interview with Bernie Cooper, Captain of the Arthur M. Andersen, the Fitz's trailing ship that night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VXY6tuZ5eU
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 0028 UTC »
Back in 2015 I received a reply from Edmund Fitzgerald Radio that included an eQSL, the lyrics to one of the songs played "Shoals of Caribou" by Russell R. Scott, AND a studio copy of the show. If the op is still around somewhere, I hope you don't mind me posting a link to that studio copy.  :) The audio is crystal clear and every bit as chilling as when I heard it via shortwave.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lpkmuKEk9fsQzIh4Jh-_7WDHzH5y6dbm/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for posting, Skipmuck! Just listened. Never heard this station before.
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Re: Edmund Fitzgerald Radio
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 0225 UTC »
Thanks everyone for the posts - no copy here this year but they've been on as late as 11/12 in years past so stay tuned.
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