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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 18 Apr 2016 23:21

Ah so you can hear it as well Mark I went to Wigan tonight and it was good reception all the way but going down the St Helens side of our hill it went er it's not my cup of tea either.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by pioneer » 18 Apr 2016 23:42

not my kind of music.

getting it strong in blackpool andy.
but on the beam pointing south eastish direction, nothing on the vertical.

first time i have heard this, but could not swing the beam around to see if made a difference from any other direction, faulty rotator.
new one going up, heavy duty yaesu soon.

mark.
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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 19 Apr 2016 10:48

I am now going to guess where this is coming from the same place that Legacy UK was coming from as signal levels and direction match when they were on at Easter.
This has a huge coverage if it's getting down to Tims location they are shoving some serious power out :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by pioneer » 19 Apr 2016 11:04

will try find out where its coming from.
just cant swing beam at moment to get a precise bearing on it.

listening to it now, well one ear on it as its running in the background.

mark.
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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 19 Apr 2016 13:06

Just been out to St Helens and ABGT is weak there so it's defo coming coming from the Wigan direction as I said last night reception flawless around Wigan.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 19 Apr 2016 20:20

Big L is on 87.7 tonight on horizontal while ABGT 87.7 bangs away on vertical :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 20 Apr 2016 11:31

Hooray ABGT has gone off air :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 24 Apr 2016 10:18

Pirates on today MAR 87.5 in mono and the audio quality is more rubbish than usual this is on the vertical FM 3 beaming West to Liverpool and Ireland.
Now on the FM 5 beaming S/E on 87.5 is a weak Veronica VHF on 101.4 is also Veronica VHF better signal than 87.5 and he has just announced (we are on 101.4 and I think on 87.5) does he not know what frequency he is broadcasting on :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 24 Apr 2016 10:23

Veronica VHF has just announced that Skyline FM is coming to 87.7 next week when they get a new TX.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 25 Apr 2016 11:46

MAR last night had two Tx's running on 87.5 one from Liverpool the other to my S/E suspect Chester there was a 15 sec delay between the two quite funny that one.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 15 May 2016 16:36

Pirates on air today Veronica VHF 87.5 was on this morning went off early afternoon Central Radio 100.8 from Liverpool and another pirate on 101.4 no ID and that is being received on all aerials wiping out Today FM so is a strong one or close to here.


Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Tim Bucknall » 16 May 2016 21:31

101.4 here too, so strong I thought it was from BIddulph!

nice to hear different music
1829 tune in- electro funk
1916 dubby house, sample or remix of orbs blue room?
2100 much more conventional house mx now, shame, the dubby stuff would have helped me relax before bed
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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 18 May 2016 14:08

101.4 has been a blank carrier from yesterday morning and still is so maybe they haven't been up the tower block to switch it off :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 19 May 2016 20:42

Pirates on tonight Manx Radio 87.5 two unknown on 87.7 and blank carrier 101.4 still.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by legacyuk » 21 May 2016 07:21

87.5FM is now at a new location the 87.7 signal swapped freqs for this weekend folks some reception reports please guys? No it's not legacy on yet..

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 21 May 2016 11:16

Supertab Radio 87.5 is booming in here chucking 60 db this morning audio excellent will check later when I go out in the car.

101.4 is back to blank carrier this morning it was on yesterday and could hear it all over St Helens and Wigan.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by pioneer » 21 May 2016 13:29

cracking signal into blackpool.
and great audio.

well done.
oh and nice tunes by the way.

mark.
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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by pioneer » 21 May 2016 13:33

Andrew Webster,Wigan wrote:101.4 has been a blank carrier from yesterday morning and still is so maybe they haven't been up the tower block to switch it off :lol:

Andy
tower blocks andy.
whatever do you mean.
dont think i ever done that back in the day.
never entered a tower block roof space to erect band 2 antennas, haha, NEVER, NOT ME.
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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 21 May 2016 15:21

pioneer wrote:cracking signal into blackpool.
and great audio.

well done.
oh and nice tunes by the way.

mark.
blackpool
Been out this afternoon in the car to St helens and Supertab is solid with no signal dropouts the highest signal level at home is peaking to my South and is receivable on all four aerials here and can't null it out so either close to here or some serious power could be both.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: pirate update midlands/north

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 21 May 2016 15:31

pioneer wrote:
Andrew Webster,Wigan wrote:101.4 has been a blank carrier from yesterday morning and still is so maybe they haven't been up the tower block to switch it off :lol:

Andy
tower blocks andy.
whatever do you mean.
dont think i ever done that back in the day.
never entered a tower block roof space to erect band 2 antennas, haha, NEVER, NOT ME.
Ah right I see I believe yer :lol:

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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