Pirate Radio Recordings: Hardtack Radio

This Hard Tack Radio SSTV image can be decoded at the end of the broadcast.

This Hardtack Radio SSTV image can be decoded at the end of the broadcast.

For your listening pleasure: a 24 minute recording of the pirate radio station, Hardtack Radio.

Hard Tack Radio plays US Civil War era songs “celebrating the Blue and the Gray.”

I caught Hardtack’s broadcast Friday night (April 12) around 23:10 UTC. Their upper side band signal was pretty strong and well above the active noise floor, though there was a heterodyne/data noise located right around 6926.8 kHz. You won’t hear this noise in the recording below, because I effectively used the WinRadio Excalibur’s notch filter to eliminate it. At the very end of the recording, I turn off the notch and you’ll hear the noise a few seconds before the broadcast ends.

Click here to download the full recording of Hardtack Radio, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

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