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Author Topic: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 2 Jan 2021  (Read 1623 times)

Offline Bali_Frank

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Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 2 Jan 2021
« on: January 02, 2021, 0159 UTC »
signal S9+10-20 on the SDR in Vermont
01.58 piano
02.00 ID
02.00 song "After Midnight"
02.03 song "1999"
02.06 ID
02.06 song "Bringing In A Brand New Year"
02.11 song "Let's Start The New Year Right"
02.14 ID + email
02.14 song "New Year's Day"

« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 1755 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 0201 UTC »
Hearing here as well, since 0200. Very strong signal, little noise, and nice clear audio. "You are listening  to Ballsmacker Radio," followed by Eric Clapton with After Midnight.
0203: Prince: 1999 (Signal is booming here in NE MA). Two light jazz tunes followed.
0215: ID and announcer mentioned that if you guess the theme, you get the special QSL. Email given as Ballsmacker@protonmail.com
0216: U2 New Year's Day (still a killer signal)
0224: Ballsmacker ID, and bowling pin strike sound effect.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0226 UTC by R. Comeau »

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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 0201 UTC »
SINPO: 44444 S7-S8
0200 - "After Midnight" - Eric Clapton
0203 - "1999" - Prince
0206- YL: "check out our new website, into: "Bringing In A Brand New Year" - Charles Brown
0212  - "Let's Start The New Year Right" - Bing Crosby
0214 - YL w/email addy info
0215 - "New Year's Day" - U2
0219 - "Happy New Year" - ABBA
0223 - "A Long December" - Counting Crows
0228 - "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" - Ella Fitzgerald
0231 - "Raise Your Glass" - P!nk
0235 - "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" - Barry Manilow
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0236 UTC by Radio Star »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2021, 0202 UTC »
0201 After Midnight - Clapton S-9+ Nice audio
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 0203 UTC »
0202: Hearing music barely under the noise.
0203:  Nothing now.  :(
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 0204 UTC »
Wildfire Interval
Ballsmacker Radio
02:00 After Midnight Eric Clapton formerly with The Cream in the 1960s The Slow Hand
02:03 1999 Prince RIP Prince.
Ballsmacker.net ID
02:06 Bringing in a Brand New Year Charles Brown
02:12 Lets Start the New Year The late Bing Crosby
Ballsmacker email addy given for valid reception report and theme...location needed too
02:14 New Years Day U2
02:19 Happy New Year ABBA Swedish Rock/Pop band of the 1970s
02:21 A Long December Counting Crows
02:28 What are you doing The late Ella Fitzgerald of Newport News, Virginia Jazz singer of the 40s
Ballsmacker Radio ID
02:31 Raise a Glass Pink
It's just another New Year's Eve Live Barry Manilow Massive Pop hits in the 1970s Was Bette Midlers piano player before coming popular
02:39 New Year's Resolution The late Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
02:42 Auld Lang Syne Mariah Carey
Ballsmacker ID
02:45 Same Old Lang Syne Danny Folgelberg
02:51 Better Days The Goo Goo Dolls
Ballsmacker ID
02:55 New Year's Day Bon Jovi
02:59 New Year's Day Taylor Swift
Ballsmacker Radio
03:03 I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
02:07 New Year's Eve Tom Waits
03:12 Next Year Foo Fighters
03:16 New Year's Day Penatonix
03:20 The Final Countdown Europe
03:25 F2020 Avenue Beat
Ballsmacker Addy given.
Wildfire Interval
Off the Air.

Thanks for the show AND HAPPY NEW YEAR BALLSMACKER
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0329 UTC by KMD3HR »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 0205 UTC »
Tuned in 0201 to Eric Clapton "After Midnight"
Prince "1999" after
Noise is brutal tonight. S7-S9 here in SW FL.
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 0206 UTC »
0205 Prince, "Party like it's 1999". S5  At 0214 had ID and QSL info, but all I could really copy was "dot com"
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0216 UTC by raypfaff »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 0207 UTC »
SINPO=55555, wow!

206- "Bringing In A Brand New Year" by Charles Brown.
211- "Let's Start The New Year Right" by Bing Crosby.
214- YL IDs with email repeated.
214- "New Year's Day" by U2.
218- "Happy New Year" by ABBA.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0219 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2021, 0209 UTC »
Ball Smacker Radio sounding good with a signal showing S8 at the moment. Thanks for the broadcast.
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2021, 0213 UTC »
Tuned in at 0212utc, low noise level, barely detect weak carrier in ssb mode, barely hear audio at times, signal has improved to poor, hear music, at 0320 heard Ballsmacker ID then sound of bowling ball hitting pins. 
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0322 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2021, 0217 UTC »
Getting Ballsmacker with a S7 signal in western New York.  I'd probably have a better report, but I'm in between antennas right now and am using my rain gutter. 

8:58     "Wildfire" marker
9:00     Greeting,  After Midnight
9:03     1999
9:06     "Bringing in a brand new year"
9:11     "One minute to midnight"

« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0219 UTC by sgreenstreet »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2021, 0242 UTC »
First run with the new Airspy HF+ on a linux PC and GQRX.  Homemade power injector for the MLA-30, but lower noise with the MW transmit antenna on the SDR.
No calibrated carrier measurement at this time, signal peaking to about S4 S6 here, assuming my math is correct.

0235 a mellow piano piece in a minor key.  Too close to the noise for identification.
0239 some kind of ID followed by a new song.  Motown kinda sounding?
0244 a dance version of the new years eve song.  Sounds like Mariah Carey.

Carrier looks to be about 50 Hz off.

Thanks for the show!

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« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0251 UTC by redhat »
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2021, 0245 UTC »
S7 and sounding good!  Thanks for the show!
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Re: Ball Smacker Radio 4030 AM 0158 UTC 02 Jan 2021
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2021, 0325 UTC »
0324 Not nearly as good as last weekend .... weak signal with tons of local QRN ....... I hope others are having better reception.

Maybe the band will recover like it did last night?
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 0328 UTC by Chris Lobdell »
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