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PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Hi Curtis, thats interesting let us know.

There might be anything from 6925 to 6999.
Also 14 mhz and 1710 broadcast.

several times recently i have heard what sounds like
very high speed CW in the region you mentioned, not data
But computer generated Cw, with multiple sigs.any clue??


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PostPosted: Nov Fri 02, 2012 9:37 pm 
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That is my main go to page Marcc but I figured it a bit too confusing to many of the beginners so just linked one of them.

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i think that guy in his truck is back on 6940 USB right now, 9:45 et friday nite.


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PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 3:42 am 
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Whaaat?

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PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 4:26 am 
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There is a station on now 6925 usb 322gmt
Try 6925.4 too weak for me. Only thing i heard was
Song "i ran ," by flock of seagulls.


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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 6:14 am 
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John Bartley wrote:

But .... the focus is DX. And .... CB is not eligible, as it is not something that the average DX'r would be tuning for.

John


Well to be honest, most of the people I knew on the CB back in the day was into DX, and would chase signals from all over Europe on LSB/USB 27 MHz. By US standards I guess you'd almost consider a 300 mile copy on SSB a "local", but there are people who chase DX on the CB bands, and do so seriously.

There's something very special about talking to some guy in Italy using nothing more than a wire half wave dipole and 4W of RF - that would almost have been a "legal" copy back in the day when 50% efficient 1.5 meter antennas in length were the legal limit

When the skip was right we'd often hear American farmers talking to their home base, with nothing more than a Midland 150M and a DV27. We could never get back to them, its a shame that many of those people never realised that we here in the UK knew what they were going to have for dinner when they got home from driving their tractors :)

Would you consider a separate area for 27MHz communications? I have no idea how popular CB is in the US.....

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Um. I don't even know what most of the acronyms mean. I kept thinking USB = universal serial bus, until DragonForce juxtaposed it against LSB and I realized upper/lower sideband, a mostly forgotten term I must have encountered in some class in college. Not that I have any clear sense of what those terms mean for listening. Can I pick those up on the 4-band Silvertone I have in my living room?

What's SSTV? Pirate radio means unlicensed?

Sorry guys, you'll have to learn me up a bit. I don't even know what I don't know to ask about it! I'm in "the AM/FM generation."


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PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Im excited about this thread! I spend alot of time listening to the HF and
BCB bands, much more time listening these days than chasing dx on the
ham bands. This morning I fired up the NC-183D and listened to Saturday
Night Country on Radio Australia (6020 kcs around 1200utc), later I tuned
down to Radio New Zealand on 5940kc. The Far East comes in great in
the mornings here in the Midwest. There's still plenty to listen to on the
shortwave bands, dont let any one tell you different. Fall and Winter is also
prime DX season on the BCB band, in years past Ive been able to copy a
few Trans-Pacific MW stations from Japan here in Oklahoma, but I havent
had any luck thus far this year. I use receivers both modern and vintage.
I have a few old communications receivers and German hifi giants that
do very well on the AM band, I also enjoy listening with my software defined
radios, which are absolutely terrific receivers. Glad to see other like chasing
pirate stations as well. 73

Chris KC5IIE


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PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 5:48 pm 
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I am away from home this weekend. Anyone have some good links to access remotely tuned receivers? Then I can still listen on my laptop and experiment with receivers in different locations.

Frank

ps. Carl, thanks for all the links you provided, I saved them in my bookmarks.


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PostPosted: Nov Sat 03, 2012 6:33 pm 
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DragonForce wrote:
John Bartley wrote:

But .... the focus is DX. And .... CB is not eligible, as it is not something that the average DX'r would be tuning for.

John


Well to be honest, most of the people I knew on the CB back in the day was into DX, and would chase signals from all over Europe on LSB/USB 27 MHz. By US standards I guess you'd almost consider a 300 mile copy on SSB a "local", but there are people who chase DX on the CB bands, and do so seriously.

There's something very special about talking to some guy in Italy using nothing more than a wire half wave dipole and 4W of RF - that would almost have been a "legal" copy back in the day when 50% efficient 1.5 meter antennas in length were the legal limit

When the skip was right we'd often hear American farmers talking to their home base, with nothing more than a Midland 150M and a DV27. We could never get back to them, its a shame that many of those people never realised that we here in the UK knew what they were going to have for dinner when they got home from driving their tractors :)

Would you consider a separate area for 27MHz communications? I have no idea how popular CB is in the US.....



I thought the UK was using only FM for CB channels?

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palegreenthumb wrote:
Um. I don't even know what most of the acronyms mean. I kept thinking USB = universal serial bus, until DragonForce juxtaposed it against LSB and I realized upper/lower sideband, a mostly forgotten term I must have encountered in some class in college. Not that I have any clear sense of what those terms mean for listening. Can I pick those up on the 4-band Silvertone I have in my living room?

What's SSTV? Pirate radio means unlicensed?

Sorry guys, you'll have to learn me up a bit. I don't even know what I don't know to ask about it! I'm in "the AM/FM generation."



You can pick up SSB on a normal radio, but you will need a BFO (beat frequency oscillator) to replace the carrier that is suppressed during transmission of SSB.

SSTV - Slow Scan Television.

Hope it helps ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
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Peter Bertini wrote:


I thought the UK was using only FM for CB channels?

Pete



Hi Peter

Yes we're allowed only FM for CB use here in the UK, however, even with that we could talk to Italy is the skip was running right.

Lots of CB heads here used American multi block SSB transceivers though, Hy-Gain V's, Cobra 148GTL's, the Ham International range, the President series. Before CB became legal in the UK and for many years after, we would use American CB radios like Midlands, Commtron's Cobra's etc.

Just because we were only allowed to use FM, it didn't stop us using AM and SSB modes ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Listening Post
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Listening to a blues music program out of Edmonton on about 7000 khz on BCB using a zenith 7s363 and my attic long wire antenna. Precise call and freq when I get station ID.

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No station ID but I think it is CBC One on 740 am. It's a blowtorch, but still not too bad for a first timer. Can't beat the blues and gospel programming.

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I am hearing 740 CFZM ...good audio. They played Gordon Lightfoot at 5:45z


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No station ID but I think it is CBC One on 740 am. It's a blowtorch, but still not too bad for a first timer. Can't beat the blues and gospel programming.

Speaking about blowtorches, KCBS/San Francisco blankets the 740 spot here in Cali, once the sun sets. Even my two-Transistor Boy's radios pick it up, with plenty of volume, about 400 miles away.

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Getting lots of stations out of the bay area tonight. All high watt stations. Got KFSO on 560am, KNBR on 680am, and KGO on 810am. Next weekend I will swap out the zenith for an RCA C7-6 and see what I get.

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Nothing wrong with Gordon Lightfoot! My dad listened to Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald when I was a kid. He LOVED that song!

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Getting lots of stations out of the bay area tonight. All high watt stations. Got KFSO on 560am, KNBR on 680am, and KGO on 810am. Next weekend I will swap out the zenith for an RCA C7-6 and see what I get.

Yup, those all come in clearly down here in SoCal, at night.

For a real test, try 1200, KYAA, Monterey; nothin' but oldies. BTW, 560 is KSFO. :wink:

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Nice catch fifties... I will see what I get at 1200.

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