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  • Arrest of Brother Ralph Stair confirmed on multiple charges

    12/18/2017 8:59:07 PM PST · by bigbob · 3 replies
    Walterboro Live ^ | 12-18-17 | Press and Standard
    Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived at the Overcomer Ministry at 12680 Augusta Highway early Monday morning to take Ralph G. Stair, the leader of the religious compound, into custody on eight criminal charges. Lt. Tyger Benton, public information officer of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said a large contingent of law enforcement officers arrived at the church compound Monday at approximately 7:30 a.m. to take Stair, 84, into custody. The charges, all filed by the sheriff’s office investigators, include three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and single counts of assault with the intent to commit criminal sexual conduct,...
  • Brother Stair Arrested following sexual assault allegations amid ongoing FBI probe

    12/18/2017 10:04:54 AM PST · by blindsangamon · 22 replies
    The Charleston Post and Courier ^ | December 18, 2017 | Michael Majchrowicz and Angie Jackson
    Authorities on Monday said the founder of a rural Christian compound in Walterboro was arrested on sexual assault charges after several women came forward with allegations. Preacher Ralph Gordon Stair, 84, was arrested by Colleton County sheriff's deputies Monday morning, and S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents were serving a search warrant at the Overcomer Ministry, which is located on a rural property tucked off S.C. Highway 61, said Lt. Tyger Benton. Authorities said Stair is charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, one count of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the...
  • Internet outage - Comm alternatives Emergency updates, FR contingency ham email & shortwave news

    10/21/2016 5:22:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 195 replies
    In light of today's widespread Internet outages, we should discuss contingency plans for FR availability, news updates and emergency communications. Please share what ham amateur radio shortwave frequencies to monitor for emergencies and news updates, as well as practical ham email on the HF and VHF bands.
  • Turkey gouvernement revokes 3213 ham radio licenses (Spellius Wrongus Copy/Paste)

    07/20/2016 6:55:03 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies ^ | 7/20/16 | UNK
    It has been confirmed by Supreme Council of radio and television of Turkey (RTUK) the news that Mr. Erdogan – the president of Turkey has revoked 3213 national ham radio licenses. The HF radio in Turkey is now silent. No transmissions are allowed. Following the coup d’etat – of July 5th – many things are changing in Turkey. TV , Radio licenses have been cancelled and this involved also our colleagues : ham radio amateurs. The number of amateur radio operators in Turkey is not too much, but according to the site it looks like that around 3000 licenses...
  • My Life and Shortwave Radio

    07/04/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 144 replies
    Self | 7/4/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Way back in the early 70s, my mother's youngest brother (who was a seasonal worker for the US Army Corps of Engineers), as was his habit, brought his car over to our house while he was away on "the boat" (as we all called it). But this time he left something else . . . an very plain-looking, ordinary radio. Back in those days FM was still fairly exotic. AM was still king, and that's where most of the music and regular radio programming was. This little radio happened to have both AM and FM. But it had a third...
  • Rick Wiles asks, “Do white Protestant Christian lives matter?”

    10/03/2015 4:24:40 PM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Rick Wiles
    Rick rips the silence of Barack Obama, the establishment news media, and the Democratic Party Far Left over the execution of Christian students yesterday in Roseburg, Oregon. He asks, “Do white Protestant Christian lives matter?” Rick also wants to know if the gunman was a frequent visitor to Rick also reports that Chinese fighter jets will soon join the Russians in Syria. In Part 2, Sovereign Man Simon Black talks about how American citizens are being squeezed out of offshore investment opportunities because of FATCA, and ways Americans can obtain second passports. Read more at
  • Introducing Shortwave’s Newest Broadcaster: Global 24 Radio

    10/25/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT · by mylife · 119 replies Blog ^ | 9/22/14 | Thomas
    This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve seen in international broadcasting in ages: an around-the-clock, fixed-frequency, commercial shortwave radio broadcaster, transmitting via WRMI. The new Global24 will begin broadcasting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 19:00 EDT (0000 UTC November 1st) on 9395 kHz. Below, you’ll find Global24’s first press release: (Source: (Hollywood, FL) Oct. 21, 2014 – Global 24 Radio LLC announced today that its inaugural broadcast will go live at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 (0000 UTC November 1), with a line-up of new and well-known programs and around-the-clock English language programming. The broadcast can...
  • Can someone explain UVB-76 for me?

    03/15/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 11 replies
    UVB-76 page ^ | Tonight | Me
    I know it is a numbers station and this one is supposedly Russian. From the graphic, has it been busy the past 24 hours? Also here, put in 4625 for the freq. It's deviated a couple times tonight...
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

    03/05/2014 12:33:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
  • Shortwave radio is (almost) dead, long live Internet radio (vanity)

    12/30/2013 3:57:33 PM PST · by steelhead_trout · 82 replies
    Dec. 30, 2013 | steelhead_trout
    Anyone who is or was a shortwave listener, like I was, knows there isn't much left on the bands these days. Nothing like the Cold War days of the 70s and 80s when it seemed every nation from the biggest superpowers to the most forlorn Iron Curtain client state, had a booming shortwave network that broadcast in English, among dozens of other languages. The Cold War's end, lack of money, and the Internet did away with all that. But there's still Internet radio, and it can do wonders. There are thousands of stations, foreign and domestic, that broadcast in Engish,...
  • Secret Transmission Detected from North Korea [Have you heard anything unusual on shortwave bands?]

    04/09/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 63 replies ^ | April 8, 2013 | Olav Phillips
    Within hours of South Korean news sources breaking a story that several Sang-Ho class submarines had disappeared from their North Korean bases, a ham radio operator named Tim, picked up a “numbers station” broadcasting on the same frequency as “The Voice of Korea” propaganda station. What makes this even more interesting is that at the tail end of the numbers transmission there was a long duration digital transmission as well. So why is this important and alarming?There are several reasons why this new development is particularly alarming. The first being the existence of the numbers station coming online shortly after...
  • What Is The Best Shortwave Radio (multi-band) On A Budget? (vanity)

    02/06/2013 7:37:43 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/6/21013 | Moi
    I had a great multi-band radio a few years ago and would love to get one again. It was great listening to it at night. Loved the 'numbers stations' (and would LOVE to hear theories about them!). They were sooooooo creepy. I like analog receivers. I know their outdated......but easier to tune. I'm looking in the $150 range and under. Don't want to spend much as we have a lot of expenses coming up.
  • Realistic DX-160 - my favorite radio-

    01/11/2013 3:10:42 PM PST · by virgil283 · 62 replies
    "In 1967, Radio Shack introduced the DX-150 general coverage ...Over the next few years, this line underwent several improvements.. . In 1975 the DX-160 was introduced with the most noticeable change being the addition of a LW band (150-400 kHz). This family of radios was made for Radio Shack by General Research of Electronics, Inc. of Japan....My impressions? This is as solid a radio as I could ask for given its age and simplicity of design. It has reasonably good selectivity and you have to be careful to tune it slowly or you'll miss the station you're looking for. The...
  • Tecsun PL-390

    06/16/2012 10:16:42 AM PDT · by mylife · 57 replies
    mylife ^ | 6/16/12 | mylife
    This is a pretty neat little radio. The first thing I did was peel off the goofy ETM sticker in the lower left face of the thing, but this ETM is awesome. It scans the entire SW band and puts all active stations into memory. Then you just spin the tuning knob and it wheels through the memory. It needs CW and SSB but this thing is pretty neat, especially for folks that don't want to futz around searching the bands. Stereo speakers,SW LW MW FM, Recharges via USB, 2 alarms, thermometer, line input and 5 IF filter settings. The...
  • VTN, the Vietnamese Numbers Station

    10/10/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Token Radio ^ | 29 May 2011 | Token Radio
    Background A little after 1600 UTC on February 21, 2010, in the #wunclub IRC channel, a user (LDO, a European region monitor) threw out the question "Vietnamese numbers? 10255" I had been paying fairly close attention to the Asian numbers stations for the past year or so, and immediately tuned to the indicated frequency of 10255 kHz. Sure enough, there was a previously unreported Vietnamese language numbers station on that frequency. S6 or stronger here in Southern California. What made this signal fairly interesting is that as far as I know no Vietnamese numbers station of any kind had been...
  • ARRL Field Day 2011: June 25-26!

    06/24/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies
    ARRL Field Day Overview ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate. ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community...
  • Short wave radio recommendations?

    10/19/2010 4:13:05 AM PDT · by djf · 115 replies
    FReepers being the experts they are, I am curious about peoples experiences/recommendations for a decent short-wave radio. I know nothing about the subject! Can you hear stations/people from around the world? Would a 12V one be better than a 110V? Antennas? Do you have to live on the top of the Empire State Building? My curiosity is prompted because it is entirely clear that the solar minimum is over. BIG TIME OVER!!!! Check to see what I mean. TIA!
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • How Do We Communicate if a Melt-Down Occurs?

    06/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT · by jobim · 131 replies · 2,338+ views
    vanity | 6/11/10 | jobim
    In the event that the catastrophe takes place which we all are thinking about and talking about in these days under this regime, whether it be a global financial shut-down (see this scenario:, a military strike somewhere, or some such dire event unleashes sudden freeze-up of our society: How do citizens communicate? CB? Short wave? Our lifeblood is communication. What are our options to maintain this link to patriots across the country?
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...