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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Sat 24, 2021 4:43 am 
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Received on Tecsun PL800


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Sun 25, 2021 5:20 am 
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Something different for me. I decided to take a listen way down low tonight in the 2200 meter band with my SDR. I heard lots of CW activity. I ran a decoder for a little while. Some of them were sending so fast my program couldn't keep up. Even though I bought front end filters to knock down commercial AM and FM stations a few months ago I never thought of listening down there til now because of all the overload, images and noise I usually had to deal with over the years. I stopped trying. Now its possible again. The loudest of the bunch was K4OAP in TN on 138khz


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Tue 27, 2021 2:25 pm 
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QTH Erie Pa.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 2:30 pm 
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7/28/21 Re NOAA 162.400 to 162.550 Mhz . Nice localized tropos occurring over the past few days here , enough to be interesting with each check.
Besides the usual North - South stations , some less usual to my south west . Monitoring for real DX.

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KIG77 Cape Hatteras 162.475 flipping with WXL59 Rocky Mount NC .
WWG33 162450 Margarettsville NC
WNG586. 162.500 Henderson NC
WXM57. 162 400 Heathsvillle Va
WXK97 162.500 Sudlersville MD
KEC83 162.400 Baltimore MD


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Wed 28, 2021 5:32 pm 
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Two nights ago I was listening to 1330 KHZ, a favorite frequency for dx. The propagation shifted, and the two usual oldies stations I get I couldn't hear. For the first time on that frequency a country station came in. After weeding out the unlikely stations on Wikipedia I narrowed it down to two likely stations. One was KCKM in Monahans, TX. But with 1kw that's a very long trip being in west-central TX. The more likely choice is KPTY in Waterloo, IA with 5kw. Both stations are about the same distance, and it would explain the shift in propagation to the northwest instead of west. Unfortunately I lost copy right before the top of the hour id. Murphy 's law, right?
Hopefully I'll hear it again, but my chances are slim. The receiver is a Zenith Royal 50.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Jul Thu 29, 2021 1:25 pm 
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Dalton wrote:
QTH Erie Pa.

01:00 GMT

German ham on 40 meters, Tecsun PL-880




https://youtu.be/X4zhhJV85zw


If I heard correctly, the callsign he gave at the end shows he lives in New Hampshire USA.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Aug Sun 08, 2021 3:22 pm 
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Wolverine Radio had a good S7 signal at 6980 kHz USB on Aug 8 around 0025 UT. Theme was " morning". For example Chelsea Morning ..*Joni Mitchell will get squeezed in,
no matter what. *
Also XFM had a great AM signal around 0243 UT on 6285 kHz.

VHF : A Noaa trifecta on 162.475 mhz , Rocky Mount NC WXL59 / Richmond VA WXK65 / Cape Hatteras KIG77 fading in and out overnight.
Atlantic City NJ KHB38 at about 200 miles has been the tropo distance winner over the last week or so.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Aug Sun 08, 2021 8:55 pm 
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Stumbled across this today. I don't remember this station myself, but maybe some of you did. WIL 1430 St. Louis, MO.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Aug Sun 22, 2021 7:50 am 
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Heard early this morning 8/22 KBRH 1260 Baton Rouge, LA. They have an Urban oldies/Blues format with 127 watts overnight!
Receiver is Panasonic R-1027.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Aug Wed 25, 2021 4:41 pm 
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Never heard of or picked up WIL AM 1430. After a Google I see it is currently only an FM station.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIL-FM

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Aug Sun 29, 2021 6:04 am 
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Radio Enciclopedia CMBR LA Habana, Cuba 530 AM coming in good but with static crash throughout the band tonight. It's nice to hear that soft instrumental music. Receiver is Zenith Royal 66.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 4:37 am 
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Currently listening to KKYX 680, a country station in San Antonio, TX. They run 10kw overnight, and can be heard on most radios, though usually weak. There are two stations on frequency that make copy very difficult. WCNN Atlanta, and WPTF in Raleigh, NC. WCNN runs 10kw overnight, and WPTF 50kw. Even with the antenna facing west WPTF is still quite strong (but can be nulled out) unless propagation shifts somewhat. I like KKYX because they tend to play more western oriented country, which is quite different from WSM. Radios tonight are Zenith Royal 66, and Panasonic R-1021.
The other thing I like is KKYX goes a long way between commercial interruption, especially at night. Sometimes I stream them during the day.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 5:45 am 
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Around 11:30 pm CST I briefly heard a station on 680 KHZ broadcasting an oldies format. The only station found on Wikipedia within listening range would be WCTT Corbin, KY with 830 watts overnight. Without a positive id I can't say for sure, but that would be a great find for sure. The antenna was east/west. Zenith Royal 66 receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 9:29 am 
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Zenith Royal wrote:
Currently listening to KKYX 680, a country station in San Antonio, TX. They run 10kw overnight, and can be heard on most radios, though usually weak. There are two stations on frequency that make copy very difficult.

Not if you use a tunable loop.

At my location I can usually pick up KUZZ/550/Bakersfield at 75 miles away, and on occasion, KFYI/550/Phoenix will drift in. Although it can sometimes drown out the closer station, it usually competes.

Using a loop and turning in one direction will increase it's signal while decreasing the other. Turning the loop in a different direction does the opposite. Kinda fun actually.

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Mon 06, 2021 3:27 pm 
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fifties wrote:
Zenith Royal wrote:
Currently listening to KKYX 680, a country station in San Antonio, TX. They run 10kw overnight, and can be heard on most radios, though usually weak. There are two stations on frequency that make copy very difficult.

Not if you use a tunable loop.

At my location I can usually pick up KUZZ/550/Bakersfield at 75 miles away, and on occasion, KFYI/550/Phoenix will drift in. Although it can sometimes drown out the closer station, it usually competes.

Using a loop and turning in one direction will increase it's signal while decreasing the other. Turning the loop in a different direction does the opposite. Kinda fun actually.


I might just go for a tunable loop. Last night after I heard that oldies station on 680, KKYX got stronger a little before midnight. The band opened more to the west. If I stay up till 2-3 AM the band usually peaks somewhere around those hours, then slowly declines afterwards. It is fun listening then, if I can stay awake.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Sat 11, 2021 3:15 am 
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Question; why do so many SW stations transmit on different frequencies, many at the same time?


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 2:32 am 
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Mike Toon wrote:
Question; why do so many SW stations transmit on different frequencies, many at the same time?


Most likely to reach as many people in different locations as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 2:56 am 
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Lately I've been listening to 1270 KHZ. I confirmed WLIK in Newport, TN. WBOJ in Columbus, GA is a good oldies station with very good copy. Tonight at 8PM heard WGSV, Guntersville, AL identify briefly with 124 watts! Receiver is new to me Zenith Royal 755LK.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Sun 19, 2021 2:17 am 
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6975 USB 0005 UTC 19 Sept 2021
Wolverine Radio

0011 The Animals/ We gotta get out of this p!ace
0018 4 Tops / reach out
0020 CCR/ It came out of the sky
0027 Allman Bros Band/ one way out
0031 Leon Russell/ Out in the woods
0035 Bruce Springsteen/ 10 th ave freeze out
00045 Joe Jackson / stepping out
0054 Tom Petty/ out in the cold
0102 SSTV Scottie 1

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Sep Tue 21, 2021 11:33 pm 
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Here are a few old pirate gems from my channel.

Radio Casablanca https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qeix3JQX2Ws
Wolverine Radio https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NkcQhIdoOik
WFDR https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PgzYsGljnWg
Germany Calling https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vOdZwmJ9l3o
ARF shout out WTWW https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5_EdOl4oRIE
Magic eye Russia https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AuYT8Cir6ms Russian student run 11.5 meters!
Johnny Tobacco/ Mustang Radio ( Dutch Pirate) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TyktrvHdyzs
Bangalore Poacher numbers station https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hmNb5jQVJM4 ( I called the phone number=car dealer in Canada)
Unidentified https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_MUZMm3F0-U
WDDR https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=exQV1Ogq1EE
Voice of Honor https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ8CkDYIvFA
Unidentified MW https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2keCW0oPkbI
Nighttime MW scan HF antenna https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ncAW7YsREy4


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