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Was tuning around the FM dial this morning and caught a station on 97.9 playing some really good rock music. Artists were from the Doors, Hendrix, Joplin, Kid Rock, CCR Van Halen and many others. This went on for about 4 hrs of straight, uninterrupted music until at the end the operator said Z-Rock FM. and then was off. For FM, I use a Carver TX-11 Tuner hooked to a older Channel Master Stereo Probe 9 antenna on a rotor and it works really good. Lots of FM DX on this rig. Signal was rock solid and audio was excellent with no overload and wide stereo separation but did hear a little 60 hz hum in the background when I turned up the volume. Went for a drive from my home QTH and lost signal going south about 4 miles and going north about 3 miles. Really don't know if this is a start of a LPFM station or is a Free FM radio operator. Whoever you are, thanks for the great tunes this morning! Very enjoyable!
DXing' with a Drake R8A/Afedri Net SDR into a full size G5RV here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Please QSL at email@example.com. Thanks and have a great day my friend! "Long Live Pirate Radio!"
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