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Offline fpeconsultant

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Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« on: November 02, 2021, 2027 UTC »
11/10/75 Edmund Fitzgerald sinks/goes missing in Lake Superior leaving 29 missing/dead.
I don't recall the Memorial broadcast being on in 2020....but it did recently appear in at least 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.
Hopefully this year.  As early as 1440z and as late as 0420z - and as early as 11/9 and as late as 11/12.  On USB and AM - 5150khz - 6950khz (typically and recently 6875khz-6950khz).
Time will tell.
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 2116 UTC »
In an eerie parallel, I stayed 10 weeks this summer in a California AirBNB which was furnished but no TV, nor reading material.  Early in my stay there to assist family, I took a walk in the neighborhood and noticed someone had left a pile of magazines outside their home free for the taking.  Included in the stack was an April 1959 National Geographic, I grabbed it for eventual reading.  In the National Geographic was an article about commerce on the Great Lakes. On the fourth page of the story was a picture and several paragraph narrative of the brand spanking new Edmund Fitzgerald, crowned the Flagship of the iron ore fleet.  Quite an unsettling read knowing the ship's fate.

Thanks for the heads up about a potential broadcast!

April 1959 National Geographic.  https://www.biblio.com/book/national-geographic-magazine-volume-115-number/d/986546398
« Last Edit: November 02, 2021, 2121 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2021, 0228 UTC »
Wow.  Eerie indeed.
Thx and if you catch a broadcast please post in the pirate radio forum.
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 1637 UTC »
Hopefully the op will broadcast, and at a time that favors greater propagation (after sunset, guys, after sunset if you're on 43m. Sunspots are back so you don't need to worry about skip zones so much.)
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 0239 UTC »
Too bad that it sounds like SS Edmund Fitzgerald Radio didn't make an appearance this year. I understand that in previous transmissions the station broadcast the names of the 29 souls lost on that day in 1975. I hope we can hear them again next year.
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2021, 1919 UTC »
Too bad that it sounds like SS Edmund Fitzgerald Radio didn't make an appearance this year. I understand that in previous transmissions the station broadcast the names of the 29 souls lost on that day in 1975. I hope we can hear them again next year.

They weren't on last year either. I fear that it may not return, but I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2021, 1309 UTC »
Several of the seasonal pirates have not been heard recently. I don't think Radio Paisano was on this year?
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Re: Next week will be "that time of the year" again.
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2021, 1131 UTC »
Speaking of seasonal pirates... it's been a while since I've heard WJFK, and today is Nov 22nd.
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