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Mr. fjockey, I had seen your beautiful
website some time ago. Actually, it’s been
quite a while since I have seen it.
Because of life’s trials and
tribulations, I don’t think I have even
heard your station’s stream, sorry about
that. I remember from long ago, you had
mentioned the station on 1120 in Concord, MA(?)
I was staying in Gardiner, MA for a time (about 1988,) and heard
the Concord 1120 station. They were GREAT. I’m not as
sharp as I used to be (that’s for sure) I don’t remember
the callsign. In those days, I was going back and forth
between Gardiner, MA and Newington, CT. There was
(still is) an 1120 in CT about 10 miles from here. Back
then, it wrecked my chance to hear the Concord 1120,
although it’s pattern might not have favored my direction.
Seems to me like you’ve gotten a lot done in the Part 15
world (a lot more than me) I hope you will find a happy
outcome for yourself and your listeners.
Bruce, very cool about the old radio and the HOMEMADE loop
that’s the way to go, man! I am a minimalist and like using
older equipment, bringing it back to life and having fun with it.
I have a loop here, that has a variable cap and is on a wooden
frame. I used to use it with a Hammarlund HQ-140X. What a
combination. The things it could hear!
With my eyes, it’s hard to go back and see the comments from
you guys again. John (or is it Jon) , thank you for the information, I wish
you could come over and show me how to get onto some of these
really good official sites.
Yeah, WRCR had been on 1300 khz – 500w day and 83(?) watts night.
I don’t know what happened.
To the guy in New Jersey, that’s
cool you reported the reception.
My eyes are too shot to go back and
see your name, I’m sorry.
So for medical reasons, we have to leave
our house and find an apartment.
This blew away my chances of getting back on
Part 15 with a good set-up – however it also
might blow away my chance to be a monitoring
station (AM DX, SWL, whatever) – if there is tons
of computer noise, etc etc.
However, I have told some people that I am
prepared to put a receiver in the car at night
and transmit whatever I am monitoring back
to the inside of the apartment. It sounds
outlandish, but I will do it if I have to. I tend
to monitor a channel (whatever it is) for hours
at a time, so this works for me. I have already
done it, except the receiver was in the backyard
and not in the car. A challenge. And it works.
I started doing it years ago when I DXed the
longwave BC band (153 to 279 kHz) – there was
no way the radio could be in the house. I heard
a lot of things. My favorite longwave broadcaster
was Iceland on 189 kHz. What a great station.
I’m determined to still be a DX listener anyway.
I hope I got all of this right and responded to the
right people about the right things.
It’s 0340 local EDT here. I was supposed to
just take the dogs out. Then I got on here.
Hey, were’s Carl? It’s 0240 local in St. Louis.
I bet Carl is up recording a “Blare On Air” or
something. I don’t think he ever really sleeps.
If you haven’t heard the WWV like time clock he
has on the KDX stream overnight (most nights
during the week) check it out, it’s a blast. KDX
is a very mysterious station – in that – there are
so many different things to hear – I’m not even
close to figuring out what they all are yet.
Carl is probably out in the backyard with a mike
getting ready to record the “predawn bird songs”
with his wireless mike or something like that.
Then he will mix that audio with a classical piece
that’s in Creative Commons and the birds will
sue him for using their audio! I’m going back to bed.
This place is great!