The Art of Noise kicks off this Mighty KBC broadcast. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
The Mighty KBC broadcast again early this morning (from 00:00-02:00 UTC) on their new summer frequency of 9,925 kHz. Their signal from Nauen, Germany was packing 125 kW–it was amazingly strong into North America. As we’ve come to expect, the KBC’s Giant Jukebox of music has a lot of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades; DJ, “Uncle Eric” knows how to entertain and spin the tunes!
You’ll notice that Kim Elliott has another installation of digital text modes in this broadcast. Decode these digital modes using Fldigi from www.w1hkj.com. Be sure to check out Dr. Elliott’s VOA Radiogram website for full details about this broadcast.
I recently discovered that the radio show L’etranger, on Radio Panik, 105.4 in Brussels, used shortwave radio recordings of pirate radio and numbers stations, from the SWLing Post and other sources, in one of their mixes of eclectic music and sound clips.
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.
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