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Author Topic: What do you listen to on SW?  (Read 62466 times)
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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2014, 04:16:56 PM »

I remember WWCR and thier far-right catastrophist programming - it was pretty entertaining at times. I used to listen to the antidote/opposite as well - RFPI from Costa Rica.
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2014, 07:08:02 AM »

Sadly, their catastrophism came true to life.
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 08:55:26 AM »

I can't wait for all the external broadcasters to run out money and shut down their operations.  I was an avid SWL back in the days when the broadcasts were controversial but now it's just crap.  The faster they drop off of 40 meters the better.  My Hallicrafter SX-110 now serves as a platform for my tube collection now.
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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2014, 12:34:55 AM »

How about FM broadcast feeds around 25,950 MHz or so during band openings? (in FM mode of course). Is WBCQ still around? Been out of that loop for a while.
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KC4MOP
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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2014, 03:59:17 PM »

How about FM broadcast feeds around 25,950 MHz or so during band openings? (in FM mode of course). Is WBCQ still around? Been out of that loop for a while.

WBCQ 7.490 now. It is still around and Fri evening and Saturday/Sunday evening there are music programs.
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IZ5PQT
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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2014, 01:02:06 PM »

I used to be a SWL from 1974 to 2004 more or less, mainly on the tropical bands (90 and 60 m) which for me were the most exciting bands. Today they are practically dead  Cry. I think that medium wave and longwave dx-ing is probably the most interesting listening activity today. These bands are becoming less crowdeded and open interesting possibilities. I read that european longwave stations are routinely received in the US, likewise
AM US and SA stations are being received in Europe. Non-directional-beacon NDB DX-ing has also many adepts. Another interesting DX-ing is Navtex. Paradoxically one can have excellent antennas for LW and MW in little space, like loops and the PA0RDT miniwhip. A good place to get serious up-to-date information is CumbreDx on Yahoo groups.

73 Giovanni IZ5PQT
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KW4AE
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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2014, 03:41:06 PM »

The problem today is most programming is canned. If you want to hear a person live I recommend AM talk radio. For sw Alex Jones is live afternoons 12160, nights 4840 (taped).

For best music I'd say Havana Cuba, 5025. For great African music Afrique No 1. African music is classy and creative unlike rap music as are many African people.

The best way to listen to shortwave today is use Tune In. Just find foreign stations under location.
My favorite is Cherie FM in Paris. French pop music is nothing like junk you have here. In fact pop music doesn't really exist any longer here. That's why so many stations play music from the 60s to 80s over and over.
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2014, 07:29:07 PM »

The problem today is most programming is canned. If you want to hear a person live I recommend AM talk radio. For sw Alex Jones is live afternoons 12160, nights 4840 (taped).

For best music I'd say Havana Cuba, 5025. For great African music Afrique No 1. African music is classy and creative unlike rap music as are many African people.

The best way to listen to shortwave today is use Tune In. Just find foreign stations under location.
My favorite is Cherie FM in Paris. French pop music is nothing like junk you have here. In fact pop music doesn't really exist any longer here. That's why so many stations play music from the 60s to 80s over and over.

I sometimes listen to the local "pop music" station here in Sacramento, "Hot 103.5" (KHHM-FM). Lot of really bad quality, feminized rap, with lots of words bleeped out. The most tolerable time to listen is during the dance/party mix shows, Liftoff Mix at 5pm M-Th, All Star Mix Show from 5pm to 2am Fri. The DJs are modestly capable considering what they have to work with.

I never dreamed that rap and hip hop would still be popular in 2014 back when I was a teen in the early 90s, I'll say. It even isn't good rap, but really dumb stuff about certain types of sex acts (keeping in mind that all sorts of people are reading, I'll leave it at that), and talk about having lots of money, and references to prostitution and strippers. Every so often a talented female singer will pop up, like a woman called Jasmine B, who recently performed in Roseville.

The weird thing is, it used to be that every few years we'd have a new style of music pop up, but music in the US seems to have stagnated. I'm not sure why, although it may have to do with "helicopter parenting" and the insistence of schools on absolute conformity and dumping art and music programs in favor of an emphasis on standardized testing.

One would have thought that after the Great Recession that adolescent rage would be pouring out of every radio in the country, but nope. Look at the post-Cold War economic problems in the US, you had grunge rock and a revival of punk and hardcore, angry ghetto rap like gangsta rap and "conscious" rap (political themes). It's really sad, the system seems to have beaten rebellion out of today's youth, all they're interested in is social one-upmanship and doing dope and binge drinking until their brains cook.
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« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2014, 04:56:51 AM »

I like a lot of the alt pop. I think much of it is quite good.

The reason there hasn't been a "new style" of music hit it big recently probably has more to do with the heavy fragmentation of the music industry -- and the decline in the importance of radio as a music delivery system -- than anything else. Most young people I know don't even listen to radio. they listen to Spotify and Pandora.

RE Shortwave: Voice of Greece is about the only station I'll tune into to hear the music. When Vividh Bharati comes in, I'll listen to it. Sometimes Radio Nacional Da Amazonia, but lately when I tune in I've just been hearing sports, and not knowing much Portuguese, it's difficult to follow the action...

IF RNZ or R. Australia have an interesting program, I'll listen to them, also. Generally those two SW stations have had really good quality programs over the years.
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« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2014, 05:16:43 AM »

I'd really like to find out what you listen to.  Please post your frequencies and possibly broadcast times in GMT.  

There has to be more out there.    

http://www.short-wave.info
http://www.shortwaveschedule.com

http://www.worldofradio.com

http://monitor-post.blogspot.dk
http://mt-milcom.blogspot.dk

http://www.monitoringtimes.com/html/mttopHF.html
http://www.brogers.dsl.pipex.com/enigma2000/

5680KHz Kinloss Rescue (Helicopter & MediVac)
3413, 5505, 8957, 13264KHz Shannon Volmet (WX info, good against insomnia)
5371.5 5398.5 5403.5KHz British Ragchewing, mostly evening UTC.
3330 7850 14670KHz CHU Canada Time Signal, for propagation checks.
14300KHz The Maritime Mobile Network, Sailor Hams checking in worldwide.

5195, 10144KHz German beacons, for propagation check
http://www.ncdxf.org Synchronised Beacon Network

14195KHz Nino giving the LIDS what they deserve..
14313KHz, not sure, but it sounds like SouthPark on Meth.
3690KHz, ditto, but in German.

http://www.klingenfuss.org

Also, search for "Glenn Hauser" and "Larry Van Horn"
They seem to be what's left after the demise of
MediaScan and SCDX.

Not sure if George Wood is still around(?)..
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KW4AE
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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2014, 01:05:56 PM »

I've been having fun with hf fax. There isn't much fax any longer but you can see weather fax transmissions using Fldigi software. Below is a page with still available wefax transmissions. I'd try USCG Boston and New Orleans first during evening hours. Boston is 9110 khz. Press non stop button to start print scroll. Center frequency will be about 9108.1 (center frequency is always -1.9 khz from stated frequency). Align right line on visible wefax stream. Good luck!

http://www.hffax.com/html/hauptteil_hffax_schedules.htm
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KW4AE
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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2014, 05:08:47 PM »

Best talk radio now is Michael Savage. He blasts left and right both and has started having unscreened callers. His knowledge of broad subjects and life experiences is unequaled. Addictive!!
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