Thursday, February 20, 2014

Auds'n'Ends: 2/20/14

Electricity was in the air on Saturday night.

Of course. This is radio. Any time a radio station is on the air, the signals are bouncing around the ionosphere.

But Saturday night, was different because Undercover Radio was on the air and with a lot of power. Again, this isn't anything new. Undercover radio often uses a lot of power and so does Wolverine Radio. Wolverine is often heard all around the world.

The difference is that approximately 40 listeners (from at least 18 different states and two Canadian provinces) reported the broadcast on the pirate forums. Shortwave broadcasting is supposedly dead and buried, but this was a fantastic turnout, just from those active loggers, let alone all of the listeners who heard the broadcast but didn't write about it.

To add to the incredible signal and the number of listeners, the audio was excellent as was the programming.

Dr. Benway took advantage of the excellent signals and captive audience to offer two-sided Undercover Radio t-shirts for sale, with "all funds raised going to the Wounded Warriors."

Good times listening to the radio.

* I'm selling off a few things on eBay to clear some space around here. Everything is starting really low, so I thought I'd mention them here. Ramsey FM-10 (working) starting at $4.99, a Hallicrafters HT-18 low-power CW/NBFM transmitter starting at $49.49, and a WiNRADiO WR-1550E software-defined receiver (SDR) starting at $4.99.

* My recording computer crashed this past weekend and I thought that I lost a few audio recordings + a few SSTV images (I did lose the audio, but the images were saved):

WRR aired a Radio Totse SSTV image

SSTV from Heat Man Radio (although it took me a bit to determine that it wasn't "Meat Man Radio")
* Considering the snow over the past two weeks, this movie should be particularly horrifying for people in some parts of the U.S. (especially in the South)

* Why is called the Winter Olympics when it could be called "4 hours of ice dancing every night for two weeks" ?

* Radio song of the day is Vladimir Ussachevsky "Wireless Fantasy"

* I hate to end this post on a sad note, but I received this e-mail tonight:

FINAL TRANSMISSION of Radio Spaceshuttle! (INFO-Wednesday 19/02/2014): Hello friends everywhere,

We have sad news to tell you dear listeners! Radio Spaceshuttle is making last programes to be aired in near future. We shall use one of our 76 mb frequencies 3900/ 3905 or 3927 kHz to these transmissions.

We do not know yet times or dates of these transmissions- It might be only one or two different sessions in the end of February or start of March 2014. We would like to have few hours to be aired but that is absolutly not sure.

After these transmissions we shall take our antenna masts and antennas down and do not really know shall we ever return to airwaves  again :(
We shall put our equipments to good warehouse waiting for better times (if there ever are such).

Radio Spaceshuttle wish as many listeners as possible to try our frequencies during The Final Countdown. Please try direct or with any remote receiver to catch us! We like to receive your tapes, music wishes or memories of short history of Radio Spaceshuttle. Send your audiofiles and other material as soon as possible to our e-mail : . Or send link to your audio source, please.

Many thanks all dear listeners! It has been so fun....
Good Bye, this is Radio Spaceshuttle's call for our LAST FINAL transmissions!

Please use our email-address or send your report to our mail box:
Radio Spaceshuttle International
P.O.Box 2702
Herten The Netherlands

Best greetings- May God Bless You (and us),
Dick of Radio Spaceshuttle

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