How can they be heard over the 50 to 100kw regulars? Something is amiss here.
Not at all - it's exactly the same techniques used to find the Columbian, Mexican or Brazilian stations on 49 meters during the 'height' of the hi power stuff time-wise, and Token touched on it. You become familiar with the band during a particular slice of time, and make like a gopher and dig. Eventually you will be able to identify most of the big-power stations on their regular freqs - this makes the stations like this one stand out like a sore thumb (although I will say that putting a pirate in the middle of 49m during the evening is either crazy or smart - it's called hiding in plain sight).How can they be heard over the 50 to 100kw regulars? Something is amiss here.
Is this another one of the wanna be disc jockeys or someone with REAL programming content? Certainly, it would be nearly impossible to get any sort of following by frequency hopping all over the place.