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by JohnPoet
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Shortwave Radio Receivers & Antennas
Topic: What kind of shortwave receiver & antenna do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

What kind of shortwave receiver & antenna do you use?

Listening to shortwave pirates who have much less power than the big international broadcasters often requires a desktop receiver hooked to some kind of outdoor shortwave antenna. In good conditions, listeners sometimes are able to pull in certain pirates with a portable receiver and only a whip ant...
by JohnPoet
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Free Radio Cafe Now "on the Cloud"!
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Free Radio Cafe Now "on the Cloud"!

Thanks, Uncle John!

Seems pretty good here, once the DNS straightened itself out.

Host Data Center Locations:
• US - New York
• US - Chicago
• US - Orlando
• US - Kansas City
• US - Phoenix
• US - Los Angeles
• UK - London
• Canada - Toronto
• Asia - Singapore
by JohnPoet
Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Free Radio Cafe Now "on the Cloud"!
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Free Radio Cafe Now "on the Cloud"!

The Free Radio Café forums and website have now been moved to 'cloud servers' in the USA! If you are reading this, you are on the new website. The old forums are closed. The DNS for the domain was changed about 2 hours ago, and may not fully resolve for everyone for up to 24-48 hours. I've been gett...
by JohnPoet
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: The QSL Gallery
Topic: Black Cat Radio QSL
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Black Cat Radio QSL

(originally posted by Steve O)
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by JohnPoet
Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Pirate Radio Loggings - Australia/New Zealand
Topic: Welcome to the Oceania loggings forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1322

Welcome to the Oceania loggings forum

Pirate activity has been on the rise in the South Pacific, with some active and planned stations-- and we had no obvious place to post the loggings. This folder was requested by a user from the area.
by JohnPoet
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Broadcasting - Shortwave/AM
Topic: Restoring Vintage Transmitters/Radios: ReCapping
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Restoring Vintage Transmitters/Radios: ReCapping

After acquiring a vintage ham radio transmitter for use as a pirate radio transmitter (or any other use), it is advisable to replace any of the old paper or electrolytic capacitors with new ones. The same updating should be done to vintage receivers or television sets. These types of capacitors age ...
by JohnPoet
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Hello, I'm extremely offensive
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Hello, I'm extremely offensive

Speaking as the Admin here.... our rules here are intended as a guideline.... and something for me to fall back on in the most extreme cases, if I'm ever forced to do so. Except in the case of one *individual* (sic, LOL) who willfully injected a known sock-puppet into this forum, (and then used it t...
by JohnPoet
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Hello, I'm extremely offensive
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Hello, I'm extremely offensive

This is rather interesting. It looks as if you ran head-first into one of the problems with participating in a forum which has no stated rules. The HFU has no clearly stated rules--- which means, the rules are whatever the admins decide the rules are, on whatever day it happens to be that some membe...
by JohnPoet
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Station Loggings - North America
Topic: TCS "Sex Show" Relay 6930 USB 2320 UTC 19Oct13
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: TCS "Sex Show" Relay 6930 USB 2320 UTC 19Oct13

Hearing it at 0001 UTC. About S-3 in Lansing MI Exploration of uses of the "F-word". Into April Wine "If You See Kay" at 0003. Intermittent pescadore interference, weaker than the signal. 0006- "All night long"- Rainbow TCS Shortwave Relay Network ID at 0011; into "The Internet is for Porn" 0015 "I ...
by JohnPoet
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Embedding Youtube: URL changes
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Embedding Youtube: URL changes

There's been a change in the way Youtube embeds videos that affects our site (we've done nothing different here). I just ran into it while trying to embed a Youtube, which I haven't done for a while. To embed Youtubes with the button, only this version of the video URL will work: The Youtube URL mus...
by JohnPoet
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: New Kid on the HIGH SEAS
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: New Kid on the HIGH SEAS

Ab, Welcome to Free Radio Café!
by JohnPoet
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Broadcasting - Shortwave/AM
Topic: FCC Field Offices
Replies: 0
Views: 2673

FCC Field Offices

Federal Communications Commission Compliance & Information Bureau Field Office Mailing Addresses ------------------------------------------------------------------------ (See also FCC HF Long Range Direction-Finding Monitoring Network ) ATLANTA OFFICE (AT) Federal Communications Commission 3575 Koge...
by JohnPoet
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Broadcasting - Shortwave/AM
Topic: FCC Long-Range HF Direction-Finding Network
Replies: 0
Views: 2334

FCC Long-Range HF Direction-Finding Network

This map shows the monitoring station locations in the FCC's remotely-operated HF (shortwave) monitoring network, as well as their physical addresses: http://goo.gl/maps/wD6iY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It is these monitoring stations which are used to get an initial fix on an un...
by JohnPoet
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Station Loggings - North America
Topic: Captain Morgan Shortwave 6925AM 0214UTC
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Captain Morgan Shortwave 6925AM 0214UTC

Captain Morgan Shortwave 6925AM 3/24/2013,

0214UTC 'Brandy'

S-7 to S-9 in Lansing
by JohnPoet
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Zimbabwe's pirate Radio Dialogue Raided
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Zimbabwe's pirate Radio Dialogue Raided

Zimbabwe's Radio Dialogue Raided Radio Dialogue logo.jpg The following statement comes from Peter Zwidekalanga Khumalo Chairperson, Radio Dialogue Joint Statement on the Radio Dialogue Raid March 4, 2013 Radio Dialogue and the Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) wish to make it...
by JohnPoet
Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Utilities, Numbers, Beacons, MARS: Loggings
Topic: Follow FRC on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter; social bookmarking
Replies: 0
Views: 19337

Follow FRC on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter; social bookmarking

If you could "like" our Facebook page... well, that would be nice :)
https://www.facebook.com/FreeRadioCafe

You can also 'follow' Free Radio Cafe on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/FreeRadioCafe

FRC Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeRadioCafe
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by JohnPoet
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Links on forum..
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Links on forum..

I'll see what I can do. http://freeradiocafe.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://freeradiocafe.com/freeradioweekly.php Ok, here's the deal: New windows will open on all links put in new posts, from this time forward -- like the two above. Some of the old links open new windows,...
by JohnPoet
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Double Posts??
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Double Posts??

Just a glitch. No big deal.

You can delete the extra post in the future. Just click "edit", then check the box at the top to delete the extra post.
But I think I took care of the duplicates already.
by JohnPoet
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Hi there :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Hi there :-)

Welcome Radio OZNRH! I'm glad to see you here!

When you get ready to tell about your transmitting equipment in more detail, you'll want to post that in the
"Pirate Radio Broadcasting Shortwave/AM" forum. I'm looking forward to it!
by JohnPoet
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Free Radio Cafe's New Home & Top-Level Now Open
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Free Radio Cafe's New Home & Top-Level Now Open

Free Radio Cafe's new permanent Home/Index page is now open at http://freeradiocafe.com (note link at top of forum pages). It includes links in the top navigation to entry pages for the two most popular pirate radio chatrooms, #PirateRadio on IRC, populated mostly by North Americans, and PirateRadio...