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Author Topic: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021  (Read 476 times)

Offline elburndx

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Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« on: April 18, 2021, 0112 UTC »
S9+ signal

0106 Young Blood - Bad Company
0108 Advice For The Young At Heart - Tears For Fears
0114 Ballsmaker Email and guess tonight's theme
0115 Fooling Yourself - Styx
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0118 UTC by elburndx »
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Ball Smacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 0115 UTC »
SINPO=54444.

114- YL IDs Ball Smacker Radio with email address. Guess tonight's theme.
115- "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)" by Styx.
120- "Young Blood" by The Coasters.
122- YL IDs with email address and bowling ball sound.
122- "Get Together" by the Youngbloods.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0124 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 0121 UTC »
Tuned in at 0120utc, fair/poor signal at my location, song "young girl", nice variety of pop tunes from 1960's, 1970's,   
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0128 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 0128 UTC »
0126 UTC - Signal is S7 in WNY, audio is decent.
0127 UTC - The Rascals - Groovin'
0130 UTC - Daryl Hall & John Oates- Every Time You Go Away
0133 UTC - Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
0154 UTC - David Bowie - Young Americans
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0156 UTC by Traveling Wave »
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 0138 UTC »
signal S9+10 on the SDR in Fair Hill, Maryland
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 0142 UTC »
0105 Listening while doing other things, so didn't keep a list of songs.  Several ID's with characteristic bowling pin dropping.  "Young at heart" at 0142

S6 throughout.
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 0149 UTC »
S9 and sounding good.  Thanks for the show!
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2021, 0153 UTC »
0151 PYT [Pretty Young Thing] - Michael Jackson  S5 and a little watery sounding tonight Propagation not the best.
0154 Young Americans - David Bowie
0157 Only The Young - Journey
0201 Old Man - Neil Young
0204 ID by OM.
0205 Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel.
0208 All The Young Dudes - Matt The Hoople
0211 Station ID, email address
        Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar.
0215 Young Girls - Bruno Mars.
0220 She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
0223 Young Girl - Gary Puckett & His Union Gap.
0226 SSTV
0227 ID and email info .
        Wildfire signature tune.
0228 off. Thanks for the show bro!
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0229 UTC by Chris Lobdell »
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2021, 0158 UTC »
0157 S9  "Young Americans", ID as Ballsmacker, Journey "Only the Young"
0201 Neil Young "Old Man"
0204 ID, Billy Joel "Only the Good Die Young"
« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0204 UTC by raypfaff »
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2021, 0158 UTC »
0158 good signal in Denver, thanks for the rebroadcast!
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2021, 0222 UTC »
02:17 UTC - S7 ~ S8 to my location. Audio sounds distorted and lots signal of multi-path bouncing / fading.
02:19 UTC - Station ID: Ballsmacker Radio. I did an antenna change to my end-fed longwire. Signal is now S9 to +10 but definitely a bad audio relay or replay. High level of distortion.
02:26 UTC - SSTV.
02:27 UTC - "That's all for tonight" with e-mail address for reception report.
00:28 UTC - End of broadcast.

Now that Ballsmacker Radio is off the air, I am receiving some intermittent QRM on the frequency which may have been the cause of the distorted Ballsmacker Radio broadcast. Origin UNID and as of 02:31 UTC has gone.

02:32 UTC - Received ALE traffic.
02:33 UTC - Quick burst of digital traffic.
02:39 UTC - Received ALE traffic.
[02:39:44][FRQ 4030000][SND][               ][TWS][FC6FEM3        ][AL0] BER 18 SN 04
[02:39:37][FRQ 4030000][SND][               ][TWS][FC6            ][AL0] BER 15 SN 03

I just looked up this frequency and it is associated with US Army MARS and FEMA. The FC6 and FEM3 call signs are FEMA. This may not be an ideal frequency to operate a pirate radio station from as it is occupied by a federal agency.


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« Last Edit: April 18, 2021, 0245 UTC by ~SIGINT~ »

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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2021, 0226 UTC »
20 over S9 in NW GA tonight!

02:24 - Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2021, 0301 UTC »
Good set!
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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2021, 0306 UTC »
Barely coming in over the noise but managed to grab this SSTV

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Re: Ballsmacker Radio 4030 USB 0106 UTC 18 APR 2021
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2021, 0411 UTC »
I was listening to the show while doing some work.



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