Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Brief email from ULX2 + logs

Last night I received a brief email from Alex (ULX2). He understandably didn't have a lot to say, but he did write:

    Yes, indeed. Thank you very much once again.

This was in response to my well wishes & being glad to hear that he was OK.

Speaking of OK, I heard Radio Europe again this morning and am listening right now:

Radio Europe: 5835.2, 1517-1525* Via Twente web receiver. Rolling Stones "It's Only Rock'n'Roll," another song & off at 1525 UTC

Radio Europe: 5835.2, 1903+ Via Twente web receiver. Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall" Excellent signal

UVB-76 Jammer: 4625 USB, 1844+ Via Twente web receiver. Metallica "For Whom the Bell Tolls." My guess is that this is via a Ukrainian military transmitter or from a high-powered amateur because this has been reported by a number of listeners in North America

Jammer 5125 USB, 1530+ Via Twente web receiver. Squealing pigs (being slaughtered?) jamming of Russian military channel. Audio sounds to me like it's being played backward, but it's hard to tell. I think squealing pigs would sound fairly similar whether it was played forward or backward. I assume the intention is that they are letting Russians know that their troops are like "pigs heading to the slaughter."

Just 10 kHz up from that jammer is:

Charleston Radio International: 5135, 1850+ Via Twente web receiver. Strong signal with all 1930s programming. Plenty of Big Band music and some bits from old-time radio. This station has been on the air for years now and has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine, but I thought I'd mention it because of its proximity (frequency-wise) to the 5125 jammer. This one really gives you the feel of tuning around the radio during WWII.

Just saw that a bombing run took out the main TV station in Kiev

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