Monday, April 30, 2007

Mon Apr 30

6220: Mystery Radio with dance music @ 1630. Already strong here. SINPO 44333.

6311: Radio Lowland heard playing some polka music @ 1245, ID in Dutch and English. SINPO 34333.

The Western Sahara clandestine station that was using the popular pirate frequency of 6300 in the evenings/early morning appears to have moved. I heard the station on 6378 with a very strong signal this evening. How long the station will stay there is anyone's guess!

(updated 21:55UTC)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sun Apr 29

Not good conditions this morning with many signals struggling, better this evening:

3923: West Coast Radio coming in well @ 2215, playing rock music. SINPO 44333.

3933: Radio Black Arrow heard @ 2050 playing "Runaway Train" and "Walk on Water." Fair-good signal but lot of static on band. SINPO 34333.

3933: Radio Fox 48 heard @ 2225 playing Rolling Stones "It's Only Rock n Roll," ID and said was closing down. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

3940: WNKR heard with Andy Walker @ 1850 playing 60s music. Some static crashes. SDINPO 34333.

5725: Orion Radio heard playing oldies @ 0815, talking about the good weather. SINPO 34333.

6210: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 0825 with oldies and playing promo for the Summer Meeting. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6220: Radio Marabu v Mystery Radio in German, with alternative music @ 0820. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with a strong signal tonight. Usual pop music @ 1940. SINPO 44433.

6244: Jolly Roger Radio relaying an American country music programme @ 1030. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 23432.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1035 playing some hi-energy music from the 80s. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Mazda with 60s music @ 1045. Greeting listeners. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Quintus playing schlager @ 0810. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing recordings of Irish station Radio Nova @ 0830. One of the better signals this morning. SINPO 44433.

6524: Radio Ramona (pres) with oldies @ 0930. Signal just audible. SINPO 24332.

(updated 22:25UTC)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sat Apr 28

3908: Radio Fox 48 playing oldies and greeting Jari @ 2010. SINPO 34333.

3910: Unid station heard with weak signal, playing disco music @ 2150. SINPO 23332. (see comments)

3927: Antonio Radio @ 2025 announcing hotline number playing oldies. SINPO 44333.

3935: Radio Sensation with a good signal playing 60s music. Announced address of PO Box 73, 7160AB Neede and email radiosensation @ SINPO 44333. Also heard in QSO with West Coast @ 2210.

3937: West Coast Radio heard in long conversation in Dutch with Antonio Radio @ 2155. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio with alternative music, talk in German @ 1840. SINPO 43433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania with their usual strong signal @ 2205, heard ads for their business and the website Played song by The Runaways. SINPO 55555.

6275: WNKR heard playing jazz music @ 1850. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6276: Laser Hot Hits with recordings of Swinging Radio England @ 0935. SINPO 34433.

6299: Radio Saturnus playing Robbie Williams songs, greeting Mike from Norway @ 1115. Some utility noise. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Mazda with schlager @ 2010 and announced mailing address of Pastinaak 4, 7443JD Nijverdal, Netherlands. SINPO 44444.

6311: Radio Lowland playing some polka music @ 1140. Fair signal but rapid fading. Also giving out email address. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Lycos with polka and schlager @ 1055. Email address is lycosrds @ SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio putting in a very good signal @ 1740, playing 80s song "Big in Japan," and giving out web address. SINPO 54444.

9290: Radio Casablanca via Latvia signing on @ 1100 with German pop and schlager. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:00UTC)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Fri Apr 27

3932: Radio Jimmy (tent) heard @ 2247 signing off giving email address. Some utility splash from 3930. SINPO 43433.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual non-stop pop and jingles @ 2155. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:50UTC)

Latvia relays

9290 relays this weekend.

April 28th
10-1100UTC: Latvia Today (interview with Robert Maloni, an Italian who lives in Latvia with group Bonoparti)
11-1200UTC: Radio Casablanca

April 29th
14-1500UTC: RWE (see below)
15-1600UTC: Latvia Today

(info via Tom Taylor)

Radio RWE

Radio RWE, via Ulbroka 9290 kHz, April 29.

Please let me draw your attention to a new initiative called Radio RWE. We rented time off the Ulbroka transmitter and plan to air our first show in English.

Radio RWE will be relayed on shortwave via Ulbroka, Latvia transmitter (100 kW) on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 1400 until 1500 UT on 9290 kHz. You can also listen to the show on the Internet at the following address:

The show will be devoted mainly to shortwave vintage transmissions, jamming and current DX news, as well as some literature subjects. We hope to broadcast on regular basis, no less than once a quarter, with similar kind of programming.

Reception reports for shortwave relay are very welcome! Please send them (including return postage) to the following address: SRS Deutschland, Radio RWE. Postfach 101145, 99801 Eisenach, Germany.

We highly appreciate your mp3 files with recordings of our shortwave relay! Please send them to the following e-mail address: radiorwe @ or radiorwe @

We can confirm your e-mail reception reports - with mp3 recording included - with our electronic QSL cards (if you prefer to receive snail mail "traditional" QSL card, please send return postage and your reception report to the address above).

Kind regards, Radio RWE team

(via A-DX Apr 14 via BCDX April 20 via DX Listening Digest)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pirate forum

Radio Lowland has started a new forum where people can place listings of shortwave pirates heard. The address is

Thurs Apr 26

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1845 with pop. SINPO 33433.

6400: Unid station playing music by the group Air @ 1915. Strong signal here (S9+10dB) no ID heard. SINPO 44444. Tuned in again @ 2130, station still strong here, playing American soft rock. WMR testing maybe?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wed April 25

3930: West Coast Radio heard @ 2135 giving out the station's mailing address and email address before some playing some pop music. Good signal tonight from WCR. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2035. SINPO 44444.

9290: Radio Mi Amigo v Latvia blasting in @ 2040, playing rock music. Signal 9+20dB here. SINPO 55544.

(updated 21:40UTC)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tues Apr 24

3929: West Coast Radio heard playing heavy rock @ 2130 with "West Coast" jingles. Fair-good signal peaking at S9. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual pop @ 1655. SINPO 34333.

6400: Radio RP with schlager @ 1635 followed by ID and hotline number in Dutch. Email address given as radiorp @ SINPO 34333.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Mon Apr 23

3927: Radio Fox 48 from Norway heard playing a Dire Straits song @ 2010. Gave email address as radiofox48 @ Good signal, peaking just over S9 here, although a bit fluttery. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2015. SINPO 44444.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sun Apr 22

Again poor conditions this morning with a lot of fading, although some stations did manage to make it through the noise.

3927: Radio Borderhunter putting in a good, clear signal @ 2025, greeting Jari and Mike from Fox 48, playing dance music and lots of plugs for the Summer Meeting. SINPO 44444.

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2205 playing oldies, clear ID, giving out address. This the first time I've heard Laser on 75m since they closed their transmitters down. I guess this is via a relay. Poor-fair signal, suddenly improving @ 2315 (as if someone had turned the power up). SINPO 24332 to 34433.

5715: Radio Boomerang with a good signal @ 0805, playing schlager and dance music. SINPO 44444.

5725: Orion Radio with schlager @ 0800, some splash from Boomerang. SINPO 33433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) with oldies @ 0900, but signal fading in and out. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop with jingles @ 1700. SINPO 33433.

6239: Jolly Roger Radio heard playing country music @ 1250, some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6240: Radio Kentucky with schlager @ 0945. SINPO 34433.

6244: Britain Radio Int struggling today. Heard @ 1100, giving out web address, playing oldies, but weak signal. SINPO 23332.

6265: Premier Radio Int with oldies @ 0810. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 0915 with Dave Simpson playing a Tom Petty song. SINPO 34433.

6290: Radio Casanova heard playing schlager, giving out hotline number in Dutch @ 1430. SINPO 34433.

6295: Radio Northpole playing dance music @ 0920, ID. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Zodiac heard playing oldies and giving out hotline and email address @ 1235. Fair signal, but fading. SINPO 34333.

6306: Unid station heard @ 0750 playing polka, and the "Chariots of Fire" theme. SINPO 34333.

6310: Unid station playing schlager and ballads. Heard @ 1950 and listened to station faded out at 2003. No IDs heard. SINPO 33433.

6392: Unid station heard playing 80s music @ 1245. Weak signal, not helped by splash from WMR. SINPO 23332.

6400: Weekend Music Radio had one of the best signals this morning. Heard @ 0855 playing an Elton John song. SINPO 44444.

9710: Laser Radio via Lithuania with a very good signal here. Signing on @ 1130 for a three hour broadcast. Geoff Rogers playing Al Stewart, Cliff Richard and Kaiser Chiefs. Email address is studio @ SINPO 55544.

(updated 22:15UTC)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sat Apr 21

3904: Bogusman @ 1845 playing alternative music, chatting about life etc. Good signal, peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

3910: Radio Likedeeler heard @ 2140 greeting Dr Tim, giving out hotline and mailing address. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 23332.

3927: Radio Spaceman with his usual massive signal, hitting 9+20dB. Heard @ 1825 with usual mix of schlager, rock and pop. SINPO 54444.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) with oldies @ 0920. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio with a live programme from Chris Ise. Heard @ 1700 playing oldies. SINPO 43433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania playing rock and pop @ 2230. Very strong signal. SINPO 55555.

6265: Premier Radio heard @ 1140 playing oldies and announcing as "Premier FM" so must also be broadcasting locally in Ireland. SINPO 34333.

6270: Unid station with oldies, breaks in transmission but quite a good signal @ 0935. SINPO 44433.

6276: Laser Hot Hits heard with advert for Laser sweatshirts @ 0915. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6300: Radio Lowland heard @ 1715 with co-channel QRM from Saharan clandestine station. Moved at 1720 to 6316. SINPO 42432.

6308: Radio Kentucky heard @ 2010 playing schlager, giving out hotline and mailing address in English and Dutch. SINPO 44433.

6310: Orion Radio playing "When a man loves a woman" @ 0750 and greeting Marco. SINPO 34433.

6310: Lycos Radio with polka and schlager @ 1310, plus IDs in English. SINPO 34433.

6316: Radio Lowland with Radio Dutchwing heard @ 1725 playing Abba's "Dancing Queen." Some utility QRM but not a problem. SINPO 43443.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with non-stop 70s/80s oldies @ 0925. SINPO 44433. Heard @ 1705 with Jack playing a recording 80s pirate Spectrum World Broadcasting. Very strong. SINPO 54444.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Fri Apr 20

3908: Radio Fox 48 playing dance music @ 2215. One of best signals heard from station but signal is a bit overmodulated. SINPO 44333.

3927: Antonio Radio greeting listeners @ 2210, giving out email and hotline, playing 60s music. SINPO 44333.

3928: Radio Pacman heard with schlager, talk in Dutch, mentioning Boomerang, @ 1930. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

3934: Radio Pacman with report to Antonio Radio @ 2235. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual pops @ 1950. SINPO 44444.

6305: Cobra Radio (v tent) @ 1925 playing dance music, but splash from the Saharan station on 6300 and flattened when Boomerang was on 6310. SINPO 33433 (when Boomerang not on). (Radio Condor...see comments)

6310: Radio Boomerang with a very strong signal @ 1920 playing oldies. Returning for QSO with MRF Radio before closing down just before 2000. SINPO 54444.

(updated 22:45UTC)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thurs Apr 19

3929: Station heard @ 2200 playing dance music, no IDs. Closed down or faded out by 2225. SINPO 34433.

3940: Radio Whitesnake and Cupid Radio playing David Bowie's "Heroes" @ 2008, with occasional jingle IDs. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333. Heard @ 2038 greeting listeners who had contacted the stations. Signal peaking at S9+10dB but rapid fading.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2000. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:30UTC)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wed Apr 18

3929: West Coast Radio @ 2210 playing rock music and giving out hotline number, some Russian SSB QRM. Signal here S9. SINPO 33433.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2005 with pop and jingles. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Mi Amigo v Latvia booming in @ 2030 with Neil Gates playing soft rock. The station's slogan is "classic album radio." Web address is and email is miamigodigital @ SINPO 55555.

(updated 22:10UTC)

Laser Radio

LITHUANIA. A test transmission of Laser Radio will be carried at 1130-1430 on Sunday, 22 April via Sitkunai 9710 (100 kW) with the 279 degrees antenna.

Laser Radio is the label for a "new" relay service project by Andrew Yates. Some years ago his productions/relays were carried by the Ulbroka relay service in Latvia under the label "Laser
Radio" and "Euronet Radio".

The refurbished project website is:

Information about Laser/Euronet Radio transmissions & activities in earlier years can be found in the Internet Archive Mayback Machine:*/ and*/

(Bernd Trutenau, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This is a separate set-up from Laser Hot Hits

Meanwhile, tonight from 19-2100UTC, Radio Mi Amigo is being broadcast via the Ulbroka, Latvia transmitter on 9290. I guess this is the same station that has been heard via IRRS and, more recently, via the Lithuania medium wave transmitter on 1386.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tues Apr 17

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1700 coming in with a very good signal. As usual, the non-stop pops. SINO 44444.

Anyone who can receive Channel 4 in the UK, can see a programme on TV tonight at 9pm (BST) called Get Your Act Together With Harvey Goldsmith where the famous music promoter tries to turn around the fortunes of the radio station Big L 1395, which despite having many famous name DJs has very few listeners. I watched the show last week, where he helped 1980s heavy metal band Saxon reach out to new younger metal fans.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mon Apr 16

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1910. SINPO 44433.

Euroradio 2007


Euroradio 2007 - France Radio Club /Offshore Echo's

France Radio Club and Offshore Echo's annual event commemorates the 40th anniversary of the British Marine Offences Act, that closed most of the offshore radio stations down in August 1967.

Euroradio 2007 takes place in Calais, France on Saturday 8 September, at theHotel Georges V. Commemorating 40 years ago, and celebrating the best of offshore radio, with special guests and video presentations.

This year's special guests include:
SIMON DEE: The man who officially opened Radio Caroline at mid-day on Easter Saturday 28th March 1964.
CARL THOMPSON: One of Radio Caroline's original engineers in the 1960's, Carl will be introducing an audio-visual presentation
JOHN ASTON: Worked on a number of 60's offshore stations under a variety of names, and will be re-calling some of those times
DAVE MACKAY: In contrast to most of the offshore stations, Britain Radio & Radio 355 broadcast "easy listening" music. Dave remembers life aboard the Laissez Faire.
OTHER GUESTS: To be announced

Booking: Euroradio 2007 costs 35 euro (£24.00) including dinner, or just 10 euro (£7.00) for the afternoon (without dinner).

For Bookings and further information contact:
E-mail oem @ offshoreechos. com
Post: Offshore Echo's, PO Box 1514, London W7 2LL, England

(info via radioanoraksuk)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sun Apr 15

Poor daytime reception - very much summer propagation conditions at the moment.

3928: Radio Scirocco playing polka music @ 1745. Weak here. Off a few minutes later. SINPO 24332.

3929: West Coast Radio heard @ 2145 playing a track by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Fair-good signal here. Thanks for the mention. SINPO 34433.

5730: Orion Radio greeting listeners @ 0750 and playing "We Love the Pirate Stations." SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 0900. SINPO 33433.

6239: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI (tent) heard @ 1145 playing oldies. Deep fades of the signal. SINPO 34333.

6265: Premier Radio with 70s music @ 0750. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Devalon with one of the better signals this morning - but still only fair/good at best. Heard @ 0835 with rock n roll and free radio news. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Lowland heard @ 1820 playing music from Gerry Rafferty, Dire Straits and Queen, giving out hotline and email address in English. Good signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

6309: Unid station playing schlager @ 0800. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 1030 talking about pirates from the 1980s. Deep fades. SINPO 44333.

6524: Radio Ramona (pres) @ 0840 playing oldies. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

9510: European Music Radio v IRRS with Paul Graham playing 60s music. Heard @ 1138 playing the Animals "We've Got To Get Out of This Place." SINPO 44433.

(updated 21:50UTC)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sat Apr 14

Summer is here (two months early!). Hot and sunny outside but still a few stations around.

3904: Bogusman putting in a very good signal tonight with the usual chat and indie music. Heard @ 1940 with SINPO of 44444.

3927: Antonio Radio playing oldies @ 2055. Poor signal here. SINPO 24332.

5825: WNKR heard @ 2045 with Dave Martin playing instrumental music. Some splash from 5830. SINPO 33433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) @ 0920 with oldies. Poor to fair signal, noisy and fading. Not easy to hear. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio coming in well with non-stop pop and jingles @ 1645. Nothing else around on 48m at this time. SINPO 44433.

6239: Jolly Roger Radio Int heard with country music @ 0945 and IDs. SINPO 34433.

6255: The Mighty KBC v Lithuania @ 2230 playing Del Shannon. Peaking at 9+30dB here. SINPO 55555.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing "Radar Love," by Golden Earring @ 0915. Fair signal. SINPO 34433. The station was also heard @ 1950, playing "American Pie." SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Mazda heard playing schlager @ 2110, ID and then sign off. SINPO 44444.

6285: Orion Radio playing schlager @ 0910, off at 0914 so he could go and walk the dog! SINPO 34433.

6300: Unid station playing continuous music from the Wizard of Oz. First heard @ 0930 and still going strong @ 1110. Fair to good signal. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard playing "I Love Rock & Roll" @ 1930. Good signal peaking at 9+20dB. SINPO 44444.

(updated 22:30UTC)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Fri Apr 13

3926: MRF Radio heard in QSO with Boomerang @ 1952. Poor-fair signal. Greeting Jari in Finland. SINPO 24332.

3930: Radio Boomerang with his usual powerful signal @ 1940, playing Cockney Rebel "Come Up and See Me" and Freddie Mercury's "Living on my Own." Signal peaking here at 9+20dB. SINPO 54444. Also heard @ 1955 on 3926 in QSO with MRF Radio.

3940: Radio Whitesnake and Radio Antonio playing rock music @ 2015, co-channel SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1935. SINPO 44433.

(updated 20:20UTC)

Radio Waves on the internet

Go to
1. download the player
2. choose stations
a. then music
b. then country
c. then Radio Waves Int

If you can leave us a message about where are you are listening from, what you think about the idea of listening to RWI via the net, when you can listen to us and would like to do this via the net?
All comments are welcome.
Peter Hills

BP 130
92504 RUEIL Cedex

(info via swpirates)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thu Apr 12

3940: Cupid Radio and Radio Whitesnake heard @ 2035 with their regular Thursday night broadcast, greeting listener in Austria and playing some Austrian rock. Good signal here. Thanks for the mention! SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop music. Coming in well @ 2040. SINPO 44433.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wed Apr 11

6220: Mystery Radio again with a good signal this evening. Non-stop pop with jingles. Signal peaking at 9+10dB @ 2040. SINPO 44444.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tues Apr 10

6220: Mystery Radio with pop and jingles @ 1705. SINPO 44433.

European Music Radio broadcasts

Two transmissions from EMR on Sunday, April 15, to mark its 31st birthday

1130 to 1200UTC on 9310 khz (via IRRS)
Paul Graham programme - part 1

1500 to 1700UTC on 9290 khz (via Latvia)
Tom Taylor programme - 1500 to 1530
Paul Graham - part 2 - 1530 to 1600
Mike Taylor mail box - 1600 to 1700

These are all new programmes. There will be repeats via the internet service on Sunday night



Monday, April 09, 2007

Mon Apr 9

5825: WNKR's Easter marathon continues although daytime reception here has been difficult. Heard Steve Underground @ 0905 with a poor/fair signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 23432. Steve Underground was on again @ 1745, signal stronger - 34333, but carrier came on same frequency five minutes later.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) playing oldies @ 0850. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1735 with pop. SINPO 43433.

6280: Radio Marconi "from north part of the Netherlands" playing oldies @ 0915. SINPO 34433.

6303: Unid station just heard through utility noise @ 0855. SINPO 22332.

6305: Radio Shortwave is a new station heard @ 1740 playing "Lay Down Sally," followed by clear ID. Some splash from the Sahara station on 6300. SINPO 33433.

6306: Radio Skywire heard @ 2005 with ID and rock. Fair signal. SINPO 33333.

6308: Unid station heard playing 70s disco @ 1805. No ID heard. SINPO 34433.

6311: Radio Lowland with 70s and 80s rock and pop @ 1825. Mostly non-stop music. SINPO 43433. Still going strong @ 2025, greeting listener in Austria and playing The Scorpions "Winds of Change." Email address: radiolowland @ SINPO 44433.

6374: West Coast Radio playing oldies, some utility QRM but a fair-good signal. SINPO 33433.

9290: World Communications Services/Radio Waves Int v Latvia @ 0900 with a one hour programme of 80s oldies, offering special QSL for reports. SINPO 45444.

9290: Radio Marabu v Latvia took over @ 1000 for a three hour programe in German. SINPO 45444.

(updated 20:35UTC)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sun Apr 8

The good weather and better propagation certainly brought the stations out today with plenty heard although deep fades a problem early on.

3927: Radio Spaceman with a massive signal @ 2000, playing rock music and schlager, greeting listeners. Peaking at S9+20dB here. Strongest signal heard on 75m for a long time. SINPO 54444.

3927: Radio Delmare heard with voice report to Spaceman @ 2240. SINPO 24332.

3930: Radio Rob 007 (tent) @ 2246 playing "Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood" and Heatwave "Boogie Nights." Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

5725: Orion Radio heard @ 0755 playing A-Ha's "Take on Me", sign off at 0830. Coming in well today. SINPO 44433.

5825: WNKR with Andy Walker talking about Radio Telstar South @ 1010. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6210: Radio Bonofox @ 0915 with oldies, but deep fades of the signal making listening difficult. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual pop @ 0820. SINPO 33433.

6239: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI @ 1125 with the A-Z of Classic Pop, playing Christopher Cross. SINPO 34433.

6245: Unid station with badly disorted signal @ 0955 not helped by utility QRM. SINPO 33432.

6260: Premier Radio Int with 70s music, on this frequency to avoid Cupid on 6265. Heard @ 0935 with SINPO of 34333.

6265: Cupid Radio @ 0750 reading a message from Germany, playing oldies. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6270: Radio Spaceman back on the air with the usual super signal - strongest on 48m this morning. Usual mix of rock and schlager. Signal peaking @ S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing oldies @ 1055 but suffering splash from Spaceman's monster signal. SINPO 32432.

6290: Radio Mazda putting in a good signal @ 0920 with schlager and country music. SINPO 44433.

6295: Radio Northpole playing oldies, greeting Radio Bonofox @ 0930, but splash from Mazda. SINPO 33433.

6306: Radio Zodiac @ 1005 asking for reports, greeting Radio Galaxy. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Malaisy playing dance music, jingle ID heard @ 1351. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Bluehouse heard @ 2015 playing blues music, announced "this is a free radio station from Finland," although being relayed, probably by a Dutch station. Very good signal. Uses the SRS Germany mailing address in Eisenach. SINPO 44444.

6311: Radio Lowland giving out his email and hotline @ 0940 before playing "Heat of the Moment." SINPO 33433.

6325: Saturnus Radio playing rock and pop, email address: radiosaturnus @ SINPO 44433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio reading letters and playing Hot Chocolate "You Sexy Thing," @ 0925. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Ramona heard @ 0805 playing Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart." Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

9290: Radio Joystick v Latvia signing on @ 0900 for a one hour programme of dance music, in German. SINPO 454444.

9290: World Communication Service/Radio Waves Int v Latvia with an hour of oldies and pirate memories from 1000. SINPO 45444.

9290: Radio City v Latvia with two hours of oldies, starting @ 1100. Strange email address: citymorecars @ SINPO 45433.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Sat Apr 7

The early arrival of summer has certainly not helped the propagation with 48 metres very quiet today with signals going from strong to nothing within a few minutes, although the 100kW transmitter in Latvia has been busy on 9290.

3927: Radio Scotland Int heard playing rock music @ 2025. Some utility noise but Scotland's signal was just above it. SINPO 33433.

3940: Cupid Radio heard @ 2230 greeting listeners and playing "Bad Moon Rising." Also mentioned RWI's 9290 broadcast tomorrow and said was closing down on 3940 and moving to 6265. Signal peaking at S9 but rapid fading. Fair/good. SINPO 34433.

5825: WNKR continuing its Easter broadcast. Heard here @ 1235 with Andy Walker spinning the discs. Fair signal (S6) but fading. SINPO 34433.

6216: King Shortwave heard @ 0945 playing oldies, jingle ID. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop and jingles @ 1545. SINPO 43433.

6255: KBC v Lithuania putting in a good signal @ 2220 with oldies. SINPO 55544.

6265: Premier Radio Int from Ireland with a live Saturday evening broadcast. Heard @ 2005 playing "Kung Fu Fighting." Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6276: Laser Hot Hits @ 1225 playing blues music, mentioned has relays in North America on 6925 and 6955. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Valencia heard @ 1245 playing 70s music from KC & The Sunshine Band and The Sweet. ID and hotline number @ 1300. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio (tent) with non-stop oldies @ 1410. SINPO 34433. Heard with Jack @ 1700, strong signal (peaking at S9+10dB) but deep fades. SINPO 44433.

9290: German Radio Caroline with a two hour programme via Latvia. I heard it @ 0740 playing rock music and closing @ 0800 with "Caroline" by the Fortunes. Web address: SINPO 44433.

9290: Latvia Today via Latvia took over @ 0800 with a one hour programme about Latvia. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Joystick v Latvia followed with a one hour programme of dance music in German. Heard @ 0910. Reception had improved to 44444.

(updated 22:40UTC)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Fri Apr 6

3927: Antonio Radio with polka and schlager @ 1935. Weak signal with fair peaks here. SINPO 24332.

3930: Radio Quintus heard here@ 2110 before moving @ 2113 to 3935 to avoid QRM with Antonio Radio. Signal booming in (S9) but rapid fading. Playing Status Quo song and greeting listeners. SINPO 44433 (both frequencies).

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1610 with 70s disco. Good signal but fading. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Bonofox heard with instrumental music @ 1415. ID and operator said very interested in reception reports which should be sent to radiobonofox @ Fair signal here but quite a bit of fading (34433).

6301: Radio Tarzan (tent) with schlager, ID in English and Dutch @ 1505 but signal faded out a few minutes later. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:25UTC)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter relays via Latvia

Relays for Easter via 9290Khz (Ulbroka, Latvia).

Friday April 6th
WCS/RWI (Radio Waves Int) 23.00 -00.00UTC

Saturday April 7th
German Caroline 6.00 -8.00UTC (Caroline Eifel?)
Latvia Today 8.00 -9.00UTC
Radio Joystick 9.00 -10.00UTC
WCS/RWI 23.00 - 00.00UTC

Sunday April 8th
Radio Joystick 9.00 -10.00UTC
WCS/RWI 10.00 - 11.00UTC
Radio City 11.00 -13.00UTC
Latvia Today13.00 -14.00UTC

Monday April 9th
WCS/RWI 9.00 -10.00UTC
Radio Marabu 10.00 -13.00UTC

(info via Tom Taylor)

Busy long weekend on 9290....let's hope for good conditions there and on 48 and 75 metres!

Thurs Apr 5

3939: West Coast Radio heard in a QSO with Radio Pacman @ 2147 in Dutch. Good signal. SINPO 44433. Pacman is 34433.

3940: Radio Whitesnake playing rock music @ 1900, greeting Jari in Finland. Gave hotline and email address of radiowhitesnake @ SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing 80s disco @ 1610. Fair signal (34433).

6240: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1550 with Colin Dixon programme, giving out contact details. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits also heard on this frequency @ 1555, with a sponsored listener's show of high-energy music. Not in parallel with 6240 and not as strong. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Mazda @ 1650 playing schlager, with ID @ 1653 with station contact details. IDed as "Mazda Radio International." Good signal here. SINPO 44433.

(updated 2150UTC)

Radio Pirana Int

Radio Pirana Int
Here is the schedule for our Easter transmissions from South America:

Wednesday 4 April - ending Monday 9 April
2200 - 1200 UTC (on Monday 9 ending at 10 UTC) on 6307kHz
20 watts

Please reply to: rpi @ radiopirana. com

(info via swpirates)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wed Apr 4

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2205 playing UB40 song. Signal beginning to fade a bit. SINPO 34433.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Tues Apr 3

3925: Unid station with programe about Irish pirate radio @ 1900. Strong signal here suggesting possibly from the UK. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1910 with the usual pop. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6310: Radio Odyssey or Universe (tent). Non-stop pop and dance music first heard @ 1855. Still coming in well @ 2005. Heard muffled announcement @ 2000 but couldn't make out ID. SINPO 34333. (See comments)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Mon Apr 2

6220: Mystery Radio with pop, coming in well @ 1955. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Alice heard with a good signal @ 1845, playing schlager. SINPO 44433.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sun Apr 1

Very bad conditions today here. I turned on the radio just before 0800UTC and there was nothing audible on 48 metres at all. After some breakfast I returned to the radio and could hear a few signals but not much. Only by 0930 did conditions improve (slightly). This is what I've managed to hear:

6045: MV Baltic Radio via Juelich heard @ 1230 giving contact details in English and playing rock music. Very strong signal - 55555.

6210: Radio Borderhunter had one of strongest signals this morning. Heard signing on @ 1010 talking about the strange propagation and playing Ike & Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits." SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," @ 0900, but some splash from Transworld Radio on 6230 (very strong). SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio Int with oldies @0905, but utility QRM adding to the problems. SINPO 23432.

6285: Radio Kentucky with schlager @ 0945. Signal fading in and out. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Valencia playing schlager @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with oldies but very weak. SINPO 24332.

(updated 1230UTC)