Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thurs Apr 24

3935 1948 Radio Rainbow. Rolling Stones "Start Me Up." SINPO 24332.
4025 2004 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Barry White "Trouble With Me." SINPO 54444.
6212 2036 Radio Minipower (tent). Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6260 2028 Radio Mazda. Dutch song, then "Needles & Pins." SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wed Apr 23

6205 1710 Radio Sun City. "Some Gets In Your Eyes," "Without You." SSB QRM. Occasional IDs. SINPO 33333.
6290 1639 Radio Silverback. Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mon Apr 21

4025 2025 Laser Hot Hits. Bananarama "Love Truth & Honesty." SINPO 54444.
6212 2022 Radio Minipower. Kool & The Gang "Get Down On It." SINPO 34333.
6219 2012 Radio Star Int. Tim Anderson programme ending, then off air. SINPO 44433.
6239 2010 Radio Marabu. ID, alternative music. SINPO 54444.
6280 2018 Radio Merlin Int. ID, Leftfield. SINPO 34333.
6293 2005 Radio Underground. Jimi Hendrix, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6383 2000 Radio Little Feat. Disco mx, ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sun Apr 20

3905 2213 Radio Alice. Inst version of "Let it Be," ID jingle. SINPO 44333.
4025 1622 Laser Hot Hits. Bryan Adams "Run to You." SINPO 34333.
6045 0843 European Music Radio via Nauen. Jermaine Stewart "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off." Also on 9485. SINPO 55555.
6200 0832 Radio Technical Man. Dutch songs, ID, said closing soon. SINPO 54444.
6219 0855 Radio Star Int. Matt Roberts talking about Dutch pirates, North Korea, song by The Crimea. SINPO 34333.
6239 0825 Radio Marabu. Alternative music, signal slightly overmodulated. SINPO 44333.
6250 0852 Radio Casanova. Country music. SINPO 44433.
6255 2203 Radio Telstar South. Sixties music. SINPO 43433.
6265 0804 Radio Nora. ID, ZZ Top. SINPO 44433.
6265 2155 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 44333.
6280 0809 Radio Merlin Int. Supertramp "Goodbye Stranger." SINPO 34333.
6283 2158 Radio Python. Killers "Mr Brightside", spelling out name. SINPO 54444.
6285 0840 Radio Mazda. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6285 1040 The Ghoul. Strawberry Switchblade "Only Yesterday." SINPO 44433.
6290 0815 Radio Orang Utan. Signing off. SINPO 34333.
6291 2209 Radio Pirana Int. Latin American music, "Ghostbusters." SINPO 34333.
6324 2156 Radio Underground. "Oxygene", closing down, greeeting Terry in Newfoundland. SINPO 44433.
6325 0820 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6481 1050 Skylab Radio. Music, ID. Weak. SINPO 24332.
6725 1615 Radio Tower. "Soldiers Who Want to be Heroes." SINPO 54444.
6803 0913 Radio Pink Panther. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love." SINPO 44433.
7300 0905 U Boat 66 Radio. Bruce Hornsby "The Way It Is." SINPO 343333.
7328 0945 Radio Mistero Ghost Planet. Music, weak signal. SINPO 24332.
7475 0953 Trans Europe Radio. Modern Talking "Brother Louie" SINPO 44333.
9485 0846 EMR v Gohren. "Echo Beach," also on 6045. SINPO 34333.
9485 0925 Radio Geronimo SW via Gohren. Dave Scott show. Brimstone "The Fixed Wheel," reading reception reports. SINPO 55444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sat Apr 19

3905 1813 Radio Calypso. Dutch song. SINPO 34333.
3936 2242 Crazy Wave Radio. Heart "Alone," SINPO 34333.
4025 1745 Laser Hot Hits. Go West "We Close Our Eyes." SINPO 44433.
6205 0845 Radio King Shortwave. Sparks "Amateur Hour." SINPO 34333.
6210 1718 Radio Technical Man. ID, "Runaway Train." SINPO 54444.
6219 0832 Radio Star Int. Station announcement, Rush "Spirit of Radio." SINPO 44333.
6239 0825 Radio Marabu. Alternative mx. SINPO 44433.
6255 1906 Radio Merlin Int. Tremeloes, then Rolling Stones. SINPO 33333.
6268 1807 Cosmic Radio. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6283 1711 Hit Mix Radio. "More more More" then "Lonely Boy." SINPO 44433.
6285 2216 Cupid Radio. ID, dance mx, QSO Powerliner. SINPO 54444.
6285 2230 Radio Powerliner. Polka, QSO Cupid. SINPO 34333.
6290 0840 Radio Verona. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
6306 1913 Radio Mustang. "Walking on Sunshine," move to 6325. SINPO 55444.
6325 1817 Radio Telstar. Relay of Artem's World Music Show. SINPO 54444.
6325 1915 Radio Mustang. Move from 6306. "Chariots of Fire." SINPO 54444.
6378 1928 Radio Minipower. Blues music. SINPO 34333.
6380 2212 Radio Zeewolf. Sweet "Fox on the Run", ID, AC DC. SINPO 44333.
6425 1705 Radio Zeewolf. "Give Me A Redneck Girl," Visage "Fade to Grey." SINPO 44433.
6450 1901 Studio 52. ID, inst mx. SINPO 44333.
6808 1726 Sundown Radio. ID, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6910 1735 Premier Radio. Caroline recordings, ID, "Out of Time." SINPO 34333.
6925L 1855 Over 60 Degree Radio. BZN music. SINPO 34433.
6945 2205 Radio Minipower. Diana Ross "Love Hangover." SINPO 34333.
9510 0855 Radio City v IRRS. "This Old House," sign off. SINPO 55544.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fri Apr 18

3905 1925 Skyline International Radio. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
4026 1928 Laser Hot Hits. Anorak Hour with Radio Caroline air checks from 1980s. SINPO 54444.
6219 1915 Radio Star Int. Petula Clark "Call Me," ID, better signal than last week. SINPO 54444.
6255 1910 Radio Telstar South. Frank Ifield "I Remember You," utility QRM. SINPO 53433.
6265 1920 Radio Tango Italia. Tango music. SINPO 44333.
6286 1905 Radio Underground. Visage "Fade to Grey," greetings. SINPO 54444.
6383 1900 NMD Radio. "Railroad Man," strong peaks. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Pirate radio station raided in Somerset

A suspected pirate radio station operating from the centre of Taunton, Somerset, has been closed down following a raid by police and OFCOM officers.

Town Centre Neighbourhood officers and members of OFCOM, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, executed a warrant under the Wireless and Telegraphy Act 2006.

Computers and broadcasting equipment was seized during the operation in the High Street area, police say.

Police were called in after complaints about Rage FM, which broadcast junk music and political comment, including expletives.

Full story: http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/11155788.Pirate_radio_station_closed_down_after_police_raid_in_Taunton/?ref=var_0

(Via Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Their website is http://ragefm.org.uk/
Comments on the BDXC group said the station was also raided in 2012.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WR International QSL card


This QSL was received in the post for an email report sent in January. WR International is a difficult catch in the UK due to its high frequency but was heard quite well on the Twente SDR receiver in The Netherlands.

In addition to the QSL card, I received a WRI pen and calendar plus a personal letter. The station has been on the air for 20 years, has a power output of 35 watts fed into a wire dipole antenna and broadcasts live every Sunday morning from 0800-1100 UTC on 12257 kHz.

Thanks for the QSL.