July 12th 2011 at 9:00pm est somewhere in the city of Detroit. It was a hot muggy night in the motor city, the cicadas were buzzing along with synthesizers in the distance, the ambient still air was crackling transiently with the movements of R.F. energy and yet a young man in a hot upstairs room stands in front of a collection of various vintage vacuum tube communications equipment; ready to disperse a unique sound across the city of Detroit over the airwaves. As broadcast on shortwave via F.C.C. part 15 rules, Telegraphy compiled a forty minute live set of minimal and Detroit style techno along with ambient and noise sounds. Sounds of shortwave were captured in real time with the use of a vintage Collins R-388 vacuum tube high frequency receiver. All tracks were produced by Telegraphy.
01: Somewhere In Detroit......................41:18 min
My seventh attempt at trying to capture this elusive station from Sweden. On July 3rd 2011 my father and I traveled to a remote field 30 miles north of Detroit where the R.F. interference is lower. There, we set up our receiving gear which consisted of two frequency selective level meters. Every year for the past seven years we made this pilgrimage to have a listen to the worlds last operational Alexanderson Alternator transmitter. Thus far we have yet to to hear it !