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Offline Brixx

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ION Radio 6955 AM was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« on: December 18, 2021, 1943 UTC »
As always, outstanding audio! 59 in PA.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2022, 2015 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: ION Radio 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 1945 UTC »
1945 Quite strong here, very good audio.
1955 Off
2008 Back on 6955 AM, still a great signal here.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2014 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: ION Radio 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 1946 UTC »
20k wide
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Re: ION Radio 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2021, 1947 UTC »
Very good reception.  Thanks, ION for the cheerful broadcast on this dreary southern New England Saturday.

1945 "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas"  Perry Como (Actually it's beginning to look a lot like London here in the Nutmeg State, drizzle & Fog 🌧️)
1947 ID, greetings to HFU folk, "Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season" Andy Williams
1950 Phonetic ID to "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Frank Sinatra
1953 Phonetic ID then went deep into noise
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 1954 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: ION Radio 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2021, 1954 UTC »
2002 Carrier on 6955, music and ION ID @ 2004z. emailed Ion after abrupt shut down, wide ute  qrm, tried 6925 ute qrm all the way up
        to 6925. Wow. Moved to 6955 kHz. Thanks Ion.
2010 "It's beginning to look like Christmas", strong signal S9+10 with nice wide audio on K3FEF in PA. ID, email.
2014 ID, "Let It Snow". I will try home RX when washer qrm stops.
2022 ID, Xmas greets to HFU.
2235 "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt. Good signal on home RX in CT, S9+  :).
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2037 UTC by flexoman61 »
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Unid 6955 USB 2008 UTC 18 Dec 2021
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2021, 2009 UTC »
2008 Faint music
2015 "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Frank Sinatra - much noise  >:(, switched back to AM
2017 Phonetic ID to "A Marshmellow World" Dean Martin (who I am named after  ;D)
2020 "Holly Jolly Christmas" Burl Ives
2022 "Merry Christmas to everyone on HFU, our email address is...." to "Sleigh Ride" Johnny Mathis
2025 Christmas shopping ads to "Blue Christmas" Elvis Presley, reception improving less noise
2030 "Frosty the Snowman" Willie Nelson
2032 Christmas AD for US Savings Bond
2034 "Santa Baby" Eartha Kitt
2038 "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" Andy Williams, will be listening while doing some chores.  Thanks again!
2104 Under noise floor  :'(
2108 Just making it over noise again "Merry Frickin' Christmas" Frickin' A
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2109 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2021, 2013 UTC »
S6, fair copy @ 2013 with "Happy Holiday" by Andy Williams
2014 - ION ID, then "Let It Snow"
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2021, 2025 UTC »
2024  Noise @ minus 114 dB and carrier at minus 85 to 90 dB
2025  ID with email address


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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2021, 2028 UTC »
SINPO=44444, great signal!

2025- OM giving history of Saint Nicholas with music in background.
2027- YL wishing everyone on HFU a Merry Christmas, and then gives email address.
2027- "Blue Christmas" by Elvis.

Now SINPO=34333, noisier.
2046- "Christmas Time Is Here" by The Vince Guaraldi Trio (From a Charlie Brown Christmas).
2049- "Overture and A Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives.
2051- "We're A Couple Of Misfits" by Burl Ives.
2052- "Silver And Gold" by Burl Ives.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2058 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2021, 2029 UTC »
S8 nice signal. Merry Christmas ION!
2027 - YL with ID and Merry Christmas greetings to HFU posters.
2028 - "Blue Christmas" - Elvis
2030 - "Frosty The Snowman" - Willie Nelson
2037 – “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” – Andy Williams
2101 – “2000 Miles – The Pretenders
2112 – “White Trash Christmas” – Bob Rivers (band starting to change )
2118 - Signal dropped into the noise

Thanks for the Christmas show ION!
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2127 UTC by Radio Star »
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2021, 2039 UTC »
2038 UTC - "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with S8-S9 signal. Thanks for the show!
2041 UTC - ID with email
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2043 UTC by hammarhead »
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2021, 2041 UTC »
2036 It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"  -Andy Williams
2039 Carol Of The Bells - John Williams S9 +20 ....  great audio ...
2109 Band's changing and Ion's going into the noise ... still there but weaker ....



Here's my audio of the last 30 mins or so:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YA0LibBgkD3OwMpTYD9T9tn_exwWmMGQ/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: December 19, 2021, 1657 UTC by clobdell »
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2021, 2113 UTC »
2111 UTC - Signal is S5 in WNY, audio in and out of the noise. Hearing country version of White Christmas.
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2021, 2114 UTC »
2114 UTC:  S2-3 here.  Some deep fades.
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Re: ION Radio 6955 was 6870 AM 1943 UTC 18 DEC 2021
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2021, 2115 UTC »
2103 UTC Tuned in late here....fair signal with choppy fade and excellent audio..."2,000 Miles"-The Pretenders
2105 UTC Music with a YL giving phonetic ID
2106 UTC YL with ID, and back to music...lyrics about a "Naughty Naughty Christmas"?
2110 UTC "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"-version with parody lyrics
2113 UTC "I'm Dreaming of a White Trash Christmas"-version with parody lyrics
2115 UTC YL wishing everybody on the HFU a Merry Christmas followed by a Ho Ho Ho, then spoken word
2117 UTC Signal dropped down into the noise  :(

Thanks for the Christmas tunes ION! I wish I had tuned in earlier but I was out an about at the stores! Here's a short recording from 2103-2117 UTC:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1luWx1CTc-M1f_eOwvbG4uC2QzKFCTpAi/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 2137 UTC by Skipmuck »
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