I really really do.
So much has happened here in the last 2 weeks or so that I forget half of it.
I'm about half done with podcast 14, should be out end of this week I hope. Many many new members have joined up with us, great to have you here guys. For those who follow the buzzer you might be aware of Peter from the russian radio scanner forum, who has been following the buzzer even longer than we have. Peter dropped into the IRC the other day and has joined the group. It's great to have Peter along for the ride. The diversity of the Priyom.org community is perhaps why I enjoy all this so much.
Peter also indicated that there was another buzzer style station that we should be paying attention to Plovets-41. This station broadcasts "Monolyth" or "Buzzer" style messages, similar to those we hear across most Russian military stations. The station has been around for many years as a part of this network and broadcasts an R morse beacon on 4325 with messages being broadcast in USB. Gwraspe mentioned hearing messages broadcast on this station previously and we already know about S6930 and the many random broadcasts we hear from the Russian military, so it sounds like its time to give the whole thing another look. We need to nail down the message format before we can add it to the database though, so manual entries on the website until then.
The pip had a great one for the olympics:
S30: 8С1Щ НА СЕГОДНЯ ОГРАНИЧИТЬ ПРИМЕНЕНИЕ ВОЙСК, МАССОВЫЙ ВЫХОД
ТЕХНИКИ В СВЯЗИ С НАЧАЛОМ ОТКРЫТИЯ ОЛИМПИЙСКИХ ИГР
8S1Shch RESTRICT THE USE OF FORCES FOR TODAY, MASSIVE MOVE OF TECHNICS DUE TO START OF OPENING OF THE OLYMPICS
We shall discuss this one a bit more in the next podcast (ep 15) but I thought you all would enjoy hearing that one.
More minor, we now have 2 IRC bots in the channel. When I get some time (ah ha ha like that is gonna happen!) I shall have a look at coding up a calander shout function where the bot reads the calander and shouts out a station five minutes before its broadcast with a link to the utwente sdr. Shouldn't be an issue to code it... hopefully, who knows what the google calander API is like? Heh, any volunteers? ;-)