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Author Topic: XFM 6955AM *0213  (Read 1763 times)

Offline jFarley

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XFM 6955AM *0213
« on: June 29, 2012, 0223 UTC »
29 June 2012

0213 Tones/modulation test
0218 XFM, ID, program start countdown over music
0226 audio clips; "...My God!  This is coming through the air..."
0231 ID by dj redhat, ment moving all his stuff from one location to another, the stereo project will get back on track
0253 Kinks - Ello Ellay Lola

Good signal with some choppy fading.  Nice audio on peaks.
Thanks XFM!  
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 0256 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 0224 UTC »
6955 AM SIO 333

Good signal & audio with little fade.  Thanks for the ID JF!

02:21z "...this is radio station (?)..."
02:22z cool synth music
02:23z ID again, but can't make it out clearly
02:25z "...this is radio station XFM...please stand by..."
02:31z Redhat mentioning it's been awhile
02:32z "...we're having a theme night..."
02:34z talikng about the stereo setup situation
02:35z "...XFM...the power of X..."
02:47z 'Rough Boys' - Pete Townshend, great tune!
02:51z ID
02:53z 'LOLA' - Kinks
02:58z shoutouts to HFU & FRC posters - thnx Redhat!
03:01z 'Bobby Brown Goes Down' - Zappa
03:09z saying hello to the folks on #pirateradio chat
03:26z signal has pick up a bit
03:27z "...the music sounds best on XFM..."
03:28z rap/remix version of 'Old Man' - by Neil Young, this sounded cool Redhat
03:31z 'Old Man' - Neil young
03:38z ID
05:25z Off

Nice signal XFM!


Audio (02:18z-04:25z): http://archive.org/download/ShortwavePirateRadioCont/XfmRadio6955Am0218z-0425z06-29-12.mp3

Thanks for the show Redhat! :)
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 1554 UTC by Sealord »
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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 0237 UTC »
6/29/12, 6955 AM, detectable signal since around 0215z testing, but no clear ID audible until 0235z.  Very rough conditions, still haven't been able to copy any material well enough to ID anything.
0238z: Song with "on the radio" in lyrics, XFM "Power of X" ID
0247z: Pete Townshend "Rough Boys"
0253z: Kinks, 'ello, L.A., Lo-lo-lo-la-Lola
0257z: ID, shout-outs to listeners.
0305z: Lou Reed "Walk on the Wild Side"

SINPO=33232, very rough conditions.  Minor QRM from ute/data on 6960, main problem is QRN and fades.  Only occasionally peaking clear of the noise to copy some songs and IDs.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 0305 UTC by Lex »
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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 0240 UTC »
10-20 over in oklahoma
great sounding audio
thanks xfm
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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 0240 UTC »
0235Z just tuned in...S6 on the west coast...heard ID XFM and now into music...audio quality very good
Thanks, XFM
0402Z been S8 or so the whole time...very nice signal
Thanks for the show X-FM
0424Z off air, thanks again
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 0427 UTC by lightkeeper »

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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 0241 UTC »
S9+ into MD.
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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 0252 UTC »
6/28/2012, 6955 kHz AM,

0240 "XFM"- 'We're doing a theme night'


Noise is horrendous. From 0242-0245... sounded like someone (or some thing) keyed up with a horrendous noisemaking transmitter. May have  come from the station itself somehow, or could have been local to me--hard to tell, but nothing else was being heard for those minutes. Wasn't lightning crashes, but continuous, then off.

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0247 'Rough Boys'- Pete Townsend


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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 0255 UTC »
Peaks to +10 with excellent audio into Louisiana.

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Re: XFM 6955AM *0213
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 0300 UTC »
Nice signal for this time of day but bad static crashes here.
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