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Author Topic: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013  (Read 3231 times)

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1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 0601 UTC »
Big AM carrier noted on 1710 at 0557z and then into "Happy New Year" song.  S6-S8 signal, best heard in USB mode to dodge 1700 splatter.  New Year's Eve themed show.

Off at 1040z

Thanks Big Q!
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 1649 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 0606 UTC »
0005Z 35433 S7 ID "The Big Q"
0005Z 35433 S7 Dusty Springfield "Wishin' And Hopin'"
0008Z 35433 S8 Larry Williams "Slow Down"
0011Z 35433 S8 ID
0011Z 35433 S7 Edison Lighthouse "Love Grows"





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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 0721 UTC »
Yes, sigs at 10 over at times. But Celestial is giving the "Q" an occasional run of interference... Shout out to several who've logged the Q (congrats once again Tim). Including the Philco guy. Philco guy is actually BDM (wink wink) ;D
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 0821 UTC by BDM »
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 1820 UTC »
here is a pieced together vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CSV8GaXxR8
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 1450 UTC »
thanks for the recording.. I'll have to make a preset on my radio for the freq. and check it often.  It sounds very professional, DJ Michael has a very professional radio voice.. I wonder if he was or is a real DJ somewhere..

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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 1930 UTC »
thanks for the recording.. I'll have to make a preset on my radio for the freq. and check it often.  It sounds very professional, DJ Michael has a very professional radio voice.. I wonder if he was or is a real DJ somewhere..

My guess is he has professional broadcasting experience in his background as noted. My guess overall is whoever operates this station has a heavy broadcasting & technical background. In a sense this station isn't like the classic pirates we're all used to as it mimics stations of the late 60s and 70s. No political protest or underground style of music so to say. Nothing ever mentioned against the Federal Corporate Cooks either. More just for fun type of broadcast. For me at least, that is part of the fun in receiving any pirate broadcast. Who why where and enjoying the programming that cannot be found elsewhere...Rock on pirates ;D
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 1935 UTC by BDM »
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 1933 UTC »
thanks for the recording.. I'll have to make a preset on my radio for the freq. and check it often.  It sounds very professional, DJ Michael has a very professional radio voice.. I wonder if he was or is a real DJ somewhere..

My guess is he has professional broadcasting experience in his background as noted. My guess overall is whoever operates this station has a heavy broadcasting & technical background. In a sense this station isn't like the classic pirates we're all used to as it mimics stations of the late 60s and 70s. No political protest or underground style of music so to say. Nothing ever mentioned against the Federal Corporate Cooks either. More just for fun type of broadcast.

Yeah.. I bet your are right.. I'd love to catch it one day.  Anyone who didnt know better, would probably think it was a real commercial station.  I love the classic theme, i was born in the mid 70s, so i never got to experience that on the radio. 

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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 0858 UTC »
I'd guess he's using an ex-commercial transmitter; it sounds too slick to be a ham transmitter and a monster amp.

There were certain AM and oldies FM stations that sounded like "The Big Q" where I'm at, but the mid-80s wiped out that format.
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 2251 UTC »
I'd guess he's using an ex-commercial transmitter; it sounds too slick to be a ham transmitter and a monster amp.

There were certain AM and oldies FM stations that sounded like "The Big Q" where I'm at, but the mid-80s wiped out that format.

I agree, that's no HAM gear.
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Re: 1710 KHz "The Big Q" 0557-1040 UTC 1/1/2013
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 2211 UTC »
Somebody on Waste-O'-Time-Tube claimed it was all in audio processing and other "tricks" broadcasters know; I can acknowledge that the audio probably has been run through something, but the receiving range just gives away that the operator is using some sort of commercial-grade equipment. I don't want to know what it is, but I am damn sure it isn't a modified Drake T-4X hooked up to some Russian sledgehammer amp.
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