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Author Topic: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022  (Read 1418 times)

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X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« on: May 30, 2022, 0216 UTC »
0215 UTC Music under some ute QRM (Right at the noise floor....best in USB to avoid the ute)
0218 UTC Moved to 6285 AM with unid rock song
0220 UTC OM DJ, into unid rock song (Signal is in the clear with S8 peaks)
0224 UTC OM with ID, into grunge rock tune OM singer
(The storm static is getting increasingly loud)
0228 UTC Redhat with song ID and live time check "Broadcasting East of the Rockies"
0229 UTC Thanks for the shoutout!
0236 UTC Unid song (Sorry about all the UNID's but I don't have Shazam and am not familiar with the music!)
0247 UTC Redhat with DJ chat...including a weather report!
0312 UTC Music to the power of X ID and chat
0334 UTC Redhat with live TC and chat..."tornado warning in effect North Dakota"
(0340 UTC Signal has improved vs the storm static)
0345 UTC Sounding very nice now with S9 peaks here!
0357 UTC Redhat chatting...last song Depeche Mode...
0403 UTC Thanks for the shoutout!

Good to hear you again here on the east coast! Falling down tired here and going to call it a night. Thank you Mr. redhat!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0403 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: X-FM? 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 0219 UTC »
0218Z 45344 S9+20 Stone Sour "Absolute Zero". With some static crashes due to regional thunderstorms (N (in SINPO) = 3)
0220Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0220Z 45344 S9+20  Jane's Addiction "Irresistible Force"
0224Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0224Z 45344 S9+20 Jerry Cantrell "My Song"
0233Z 45344 S9+20 Redhat giving shoutouts. Talking about fuel prices. Diesel here is $5.19/gal (I have a diesel). Gasoline prices are a bit lower, but still outrageously expensive.
0236Z 45344 S9+20 Minus the Bear "My Time"
0239Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0240Z 45344 S9+20 Cannons "Hurricane"
0244Z 45344 S9+20 Just Jack "Starz In Their Eyes"
0247Z 45344 S9+20 ID & Redhat talking and giving a tornado warning for Nebraska.
0253Z 45344 S9+20 Cake "Never There"
0256Z 45344 S9+20 Röyksopp "Happy Up Here"
0259Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0259Z 45344 S9+20 Crystal Castles "Celestica"
0303Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0303Z 45344 S9+20 Revis "Seven"
0307Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0307Z 45344 S9+20 Roșu și Negru "Pseudofabula"
0311Z 45344 S9+20 ID with Redhat recapping the recent songs
0311Z 45344 S9+20 The Weekend "I Feel It Coming"
0320Z 45344 S9+20 RÜFÜS DU SOL "On My Knees"
0324Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0324Z 45344 S9+20 Modest Mouse "Dashboard"
0329Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0329Z 45344 S9+20 Kasabian "Re-Wired"
0334Z 45344 S9+20 ID. Redhat with more weather... Tornado warning in NE is gone, but there's one in Grand Forks, ND now. "Weather is kind of a cruel thing." "Transmitting from east of the Rockies, and to the west of normal."
0340Z 45344 S9+20 Wavves "Sinking Feeling"
0343Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0343Z 45344 S9+20 Jamiroquai "Cloud 9"
0347Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0347Z 45344 S9+20 Hot Chip "Huarache Lights"
0352Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0352Z 45344 S9+20 Depeche Mode "I Feel Loved"
0356Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0405Z 45344 S9+20 Cubicolor "Summer & Smoke"
0411Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0411Z 45344 S9+20 Everything But The Girl "Wrong"
0417Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0417Z 45344 S9+20 Alexandra Stan "Mr. Saxobeat"
0420Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0420Z 45344 S9+20 Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
0425Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0425Z 45344 S9+20 Jack and the Rippers "Safe and Secure" (Request from Andrew Yoder)
0433Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0433Z 45444 S9+30 The Alan Parsons Project "Standing on Higher Ground"
0438Z 45444 S9+30 ID
0438Z 45444 S9+30 Bastille "Bad Blood"
0442Z 45444 S9+30 ID
0442Z 45444 S9+30 Taylor Janzen "What I Do..."
0445Z 45344 S9+20 ID
0450Z 45344 S9+20 Meg Myers "Running Up That Hill"
0455Z 45344 S9+10 ID
0455Z 45334 S9+10 Primal Scream & Kate Moss "Some Velvet Morning" The band is starting to take some slow fades... Signal ranges from S9+20 to S9, with the lightning static crashes becoming prominent on the lower signal levels.
0500Z 45334 S9+10 ID
0500Z 45334 S9+20 Redlight King "Old Man"
0504Z 45334 S9+20 ID
0504Z 45334 S9+20 Absofacto "Dissolve"
0511Z 45334 S9+20 ID
0516Z 45334 S9+20 AC/DC "Thunderstruck" (Request from Steve Olson)
0525Z 45334 S9+20 Depeche Mode "Useless"
0530Z 45334 S9+20 Oleander "Why I'm Here"
0534Z 45334 S9+20 ID
0534Z 45334 S9+20 Sevendust "Angel's Son"
0538Z 45334 S9+20 The Fixx "The Sign of Fire"
0541Z 45334 S9+20 Nada Surf "Popular"
0545Z 45334 S9+20 Peter Murphy "Strange Kind of Love"
0548Z 45334 S9+20 Peter Murphy "Cuts You Up"
0554Z 45334 S9+20 ID & Redhat talking. Its now time to go. Saying thanks & good night to everyone.
0557Z 45334 S9+20 The Wallflowers "One Headlight"
0603Z 45334 S9+20 ID
0603Z Off Air.

Great show tonight and enjoyed it thoroughly. Even with the frequent static crashes, the signal came through without much problem and sounded fantastic. 

National NC-125 with a pair of Bonito Boni-Whip antennas in a Quantum Phaser.
Also tried a 137' doublet, but it picks up much more of the lightning crashes than the Boni-Whips.
While the s-meter readings are shown above, the NC-125's meter is a notorious liar giving overly optimistic readings.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0603 UTC by skeezix »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 0221 UTC »
Meter shows peaks up to S9+20 (with a fair amount of fading), but having a hard time making it out above the S8+ noise.
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 0222 UTC »
S9+10 with QRN

0220 Irresistible Force - Jane's Addiction
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 0223 UTC »
0222 UTC: Weak in the noise and fadey. 
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2022, 0227 UTC »

226- "My Song" by Jerry Cantrell.
228- Redhat IDs last song and station. Time check. "East of the Rockies but west of normal." Checks HFU and poster shout-outs (thank you!) Provides email address. Broadcasting in full wide-band mono tonight.
236- "My Time" by Minus The Bear.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0237 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2022, 0229 UTC »
S9+20 with Milford PA KiwiSDR. Lots of static.

0227 UTC-Talking, mentions of people on the HFU (thanks!), talking about the high static
0231 UTC-Email xfmshortwave@gmail.com, broadcasting in wide band AM mono, more mentions of people on the HFU, price of gas, QSL cards
0236 UTC-My Time by Minus The Bear
0240 UTC-Station ID
0240 UTC-Hurricane by Cannons
0243 UTC-Station ID
0243 UTC-Starz In Their Eyes by Just Jack
0247 UTC-Name of the last song, talking about not being able to find physical copies of indie releases, talking about the clipping in Californiacation by red hot chilli peppers, hello to HFU posters, extreme weather conditions in some places, Email address, phone number 408-800-6925, more music coming up (request), station ID
0253 UTC-Never There by Cake
0256 UTC-Station ID
0256 UTC-Happy Up Here by Röyksopp
0259 UTC-Station ID
0259 UTC-Celestica by Crystal Castles
0303 UTC-Name of the last song, station ID, almost 20 years since X-FM’s first broadcast
0303 UTC-Seven by Revis
0307 UTC-Station ID
0307 UTC-Pseudofabula by Roșu și Negru
0311 UTC-The last song was a request, name of some of the songs played, hello to listeners of the HFU, mentions of other forums, Email address, songs coming up, DJ Redhat, Station ID, talking about the song in the background
0316 UTC-I Feel It Coming by The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk
0320 UTC-Station ID
0320 UTC-On My Knees by RÜFÜS DU SOL
0325 UTC-Station ID
0325 UTC-Dashboard by Modest Mouse
0329 UTC-Station ID
0329 UTC-Re-Wired by Kasabian
0334 UTC-Station ID, time, paramount of activity for a Sunday night, talking about Outhouse Radio, WTF Radio Worldwide, and ION Radio, now another tornado warning, songs played, Email for requests, logs, time
0340 UTC-Sinking Feeling by Wavves
0343 UTC-Station ID
0343 UTC-Cloud 9 by Jamiroquai
0347 UTC-Station ID
0347 UTC-Huarache Lights by Hot Chip
0352 UTC-Station ID
0353 UTC-I Feel Loved by Depeche Mode
0357 UTC-Name of the last song, request from Kevin, loss of multiple musicians on the same day, don’t waste time on things, talking about the Depeche mode song, more Depeche coming up, other songs, Email for requests, posts on the HFU (thanks!), time, Memorial Day weekend, songs coming up next, station ID
0406 UTC-Summer & Smoke (Mixed) by Cubicolor
0411 UTC-Station ID
0411 UTC-Wrong (Todd Terry Remix) by Everything But The Girl
0417 UTC-Station ID
0417 UTC-Mr. Saxobeat by Alexandra Stan
0420 UTC-Station ID
0420 UTC-Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes
0425 UTC-Hello to Andrew Yoder and mention of reception in New Zealand, songs played, HFU posts, most people are asleep when propagation is good during summer, getting time to wind down the show, songs coming up, Station ID and time
0429 UTC-Safe And Secure by Jack & The Rippers
0433 UTC-Station ID
0433 UTC-Standing On Higher Ground by The Alan Parsons Project
0438 UTC-Station ID
0438 UTC-Bad Blood by Bastille
0442 UTC-Station ID
0442 UTC-What I Do... by Taylor Janzen
0445 UTC-Talking about the song played, hello to Kevin, other songs played, Email for requests, hello to posters on the HFU, things to do if you have an extra day off, songs coming up, Email address
0450 UTC-Running Up That Hill by Meg Myers
0455 UTC-Station ID
0455 UTC-Some Velvet Morning (Extended Mix) by Primal Scream & Kate Moss
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0456 UTC by Shortwave_listener »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2022, 0230 UTC »
Tuned in at 0228 on Normal IL sdr with fair S9 to S9+10 signal, I selected CQUAM stereo on sdr, DJ talking about HF underground posts, he said broadcasting in mono so I switched to SAM, signal faded to poor S7 to S9, trying other sdr's but they are no better, also tried Cork Ireland and that shows only a trace of carrier,   
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0250 UTC by William Hassig »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2022, 0231 UTC »
S9 but with a very high static level tonight
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2022, 0244 UTC »
S9+ @ 0244 with "Starz In Their Eyes" Just Jack
0358 - Redhat on the microphone with some good life advice.  S7
0505 - "Dissolve" Absofacto, bedtime for me.  Thanks for the show!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0506 UTC by refmo »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2022, 0253 UTC »
Redhat on the mike mentioning tornado.
0251 Cake/ never there
0301 Crystal castles/ celestica

Good to hear you RH

S7 although some atmospheric noise
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0304 UTC by Davep »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2022, 0300 UTC »
Very good signal tonight. Thanks for the show. You are hitting this area effortlessly and your signal does sound excellent. Thanks for the neat show.
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2022, 0318 UTC »
0315 - S9+15 dB signal on the R390A in SAM.
           Nice to have you on the air tonight.

0548 still listening.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0549 UTC by M R I »
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2022, 0403 UTC »
Good signal with Depeche Mode, Redhat talking about death of Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode & that life is finite and that it goes by fast, shoutouts, etc.
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Re: X-FM 6285 AM was 6275 AM 0215 UTC 30 May 2022
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2022, 0432 UTC »
0345 Red Hat sounding "OK" here about S6 but the QRN is bad tonite.  Mentioned a member of Depeche Mode had died ... played some DM
0428 Playing a request from Andrew Yoder now ...
0438 "Bad Blood" by Bastille per my request ! Thanks RH!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2022, 0440 UTC by clobdell »
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