Saturday, June 30, 2007

Sat Jun 30

Longer skip conditions this evening with Radio Underground not as strong as previous weeks and no sign of announced WNKR on 6285. Mystery Radio booming in however!

3900: Unid station with rock music @ 2045. Sudden off. SINPO 24332.

3907: Radio Atlantis playing dance music @ 1945 but annoying WMR on 3910. See Alfa Lima forum. SINPO 43433.

3910: Weekend Music Radio heard in parallel with 6400 @ 1955, suffering splash from Atlantis. SINPO 43433. Later heard @ 2110 with very strong signal - peaking at 9+20dB. SINPO 54444.

3927: Radio Kentucky playing schlager. Putting in a good signal @ 1950 but some fading. SINPO 44433.

3940: Radio Underground @ 1705 talking about the Summer Meeting. Signal not really faded in yet so still fairly weak. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop with jingles @ 2025. SINPO 44433.

6255: KBC via Lithuanua heard @ 2205 playing Flock of Seagulls " I Ran" from the 80s. Usual strong signal - s9+30dB. SINPO 55555.

6270: Unid station - possibly the one on 3900 - heard @ 2100 with rock, snatch of Beethoven's 1812. Announcements heard but couldn't pick out clear ID. Possibly Radio White Star. SINPO 24332.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0940 playing The Who "Who Are You." Fairly poor signal with deep fading. SINPO 24432.

6306: Sallandse Boer QSOing with Radio Alice. Heard @ 1700. SINPO 33433.

6310: Orion Radio playing the song "Movie Star" @ 0820, also mentioning Radio Tina. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music. Fair signal here. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Alice in QSO with Sallandse Boer @ 1655. SINPO 33333.

6315: Unid station playing A-ha "Take on Me" @ 2020 but sudden faded out midway through. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Hamamelis calling Sallandse Boer @ 1710. SINPO 34333.

6326: Radio Zodiac heard @ 1720 giving out contact details, greeting Radio Tina, signal fading quite a lot. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing 60s music. Heard @ 1940 with a strong signal but was gone later in the evening before returning @ 2125. SINPO 54444.

(updated 22:20UTC)

Radio RWE

This Sunday, July 1, 2007 at 0700UTC a new show of Radio RWE will be relayed via Mystery Radio, on 6220 kHz.

The new show will be devoted to historic broadcasts, inter alia, a pirate broadcaster relaying Radio Free Europe in Poland in 1956 !

Reception reports are very welcome! QSL confirmation cards (individually numbered) will be distributed for e-mail or postal reports. Please go to for details (We finally got our QSL cards printed! Soon we start to distribute them!)

Kind regards,
Frank, Radio RWE

(Station direct)

Also tomorrow (July 1) MV Baltic Radio has its regular monthly broadcast via Juelich on 6045 starting at 1200UTC.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fri Jun 29

3927: Radio Spaceman back again, now on 75m. Heard @ 2015 with strong signal, peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

6275: Radio Spaceman heard @ 1915 playing rock n roll, but whistle under signal. SINPO 43433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 2000 playing a Supertramp song followed by ad for Offshore Echoes magazine. Fair-good signal from Laser (better than daytime reception). Spaceman had signed off. SINPO 34433.

(updated 20:20UTC)

North American loggings

Some more logs from Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee:

6925 WMPR. 0053-0118. June 29. Several synthesized IDs and techno mx. ID as "This is WMPR-6925" with OM synthesized voice followed by YL synthesized voice. I think this is the first time I have heard this particular ID. Good.

12471v The Crystal Ship. 0146-0213, June 29. John Poet and the Xtal Ship sailing on another odd frequency. The signal was audible from 12471-12473. Several IDs heard. The programming consisted of mx by Bob Seeger, BTO, and others followed by a Star Trek parody. Signal VP from 0146-0153 then improved greatly and then fell to barely audible at 0213. There was a fair amount of static throughout the bx. P-F.

Finn Hits Radio broadcasts

Fri 29.6 - Sat 30.6 - Sun 1.7 - 100 W

FRIDAY 29.6.2007
18.00 - 18.15 UTC 6273 kHz
20.00 - 20.15 UTC 6273 kHz
Perhaps also later

SATURDAY 30.6.2007
08.00 - 08.15 UTC 15061 kHz
14.00 - 14.15 UTC 15061 kHz
18.00 - 18.15 UTC 6273 kHz
20.00 - 20.15 UTC 6273 kHz
Perhaps also later

SUNDAY 1.7.207
08.00 - 08.15 UTC 15061 kHz

P.O.Box 85,
9410 AB Beilen

Online during/after brodcasts:

(info via Dr Tim yg)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thu Jun 28

3945: Weekend Music Radio. I guess Mr Hoaxer is back with his WMR re-broadcasts. Strong signal pushing 9+10dB but splash from the international powerhouse on 3955. WMR programe with rock music mentioning "new" website and email address! SINPO 43443.
Click here for audio clip

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wed Jun 27

3945: Weekend Music Radio (which one?) playing "One Night in Bangkok" @ 1940. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music @ 1945 but lost under strong SSB chatter. SINPO 32432.

6320: Dantrax Radio (tent) @ 2000 playing dance music. Weak signal. ID as per Alfa Lima forum. SINPO 24432.

N American log

Another log from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN:

6925 WMPR. 2349-2354. June 26. Several synthesized IDs and techno mx. Strong signal with fades. Fair to Good.

He also received a QSL from WTCR, heard on 6925u at 0136-0206*on 3 June 2007. Received a f/d card in 18 days for an EG report, three mint stamps and $1 (US). Address WTCR, Twentieth Century Radio, POB 1, Belfast, NY 14711, USA.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tue Jun 26

3927: Radio Kentucky with a good signal @ 1915 giving out hotline and mailing address and playing schlager. SINPO 44433.

3936: Cupid Radio with low power, using 30W, @ 2015. Heard @ 2015 playing rock music. SINPO 34333.

6265: Premier Radio Int on late tonight, but putting in a good signal from the west coast of Ireland. Heard @ 2145 playing Blondie "Sunday Girl" and The Motors "Airport." SINPO 44433.

6306: West Coast Radio heard @ 1750 giving out snail mail address and playing the song "Yellow River." Fair signal but quite a bit of fading on signal. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:50UTC)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mon Jun 25

3910: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 2000 talking about Red Sands Radio and playing archive pirate recordings. SINPO 44333.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sun Jun 24

Not great conditions today and a few unids among the logs:

3900: Radio Shadowman in QSO with Radio Jimmy and Zender Athletico @ 1925. SINPO 34333.

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 0815 playing ELO, but fading out. SINPO 24332.

3930: West Coast Radio with non-stop rock music @ 2230, with occasional jingles. Good signal but fair bit of static crashing. SINPO 44333.

3931: Radio Atlantis playing pop, jingle IDs. SINPO 34333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio (the real one) @ 1935 playing "Never Met A Girl Lke You." SINPO 34333.

5720: Orion Radio with Radio Tina heard @ 0800 playing polka and schlager. SINPO 33433.

5805: Radio Telstar South playing the Monkees "Daydream Believer" @ 1930. Suffering ute splash just above their frequency. SINPO 43433.

5825: WNKR playing "American Pie" @ 1915. Unfortunately poor-fair signal with deep fades. SINPO 33333.

6245: Britain Radio Int heard @ 0955 talking about its 27 years on the air.

6252: Unid station heard playing Veronica recordings @ 0830. SINPO 33433.

6260: Unid station heard playing David Bowie "Let's Dance" @ 0820 but signal not strong enough to ID. SINPO 23432.

6270: Radio Summermeeting giving out hotline in German and English @ 1000, playing oldies. SINPO 34333.

6270: Radio Zeelandia with schlager and polka @ 1920. Not a good frequency due to the numbers station coming on this channel. SINPO 34333.

6285: Radio Kentucky heard playing 60s music @ 1540. SINPO 34333.

6299: Radio Rainbow announcing itself as "the Voice of Peace" and playing oldies @ 0945. SINPO 34333.

6300: West Coast Radio greeting Radio Altrex @ 1535. Fair signal but some splash from Reflections Europe on 6295. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Condor heard @ 1855 in QSO with Zodiac. SINPO for both 43433.

6325: Radio Saturnus greeting a listener in Austria @ 0810, playing oldies. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio @ 0905 playing the song "Breakfast at Tiffanys." Andy Walker also a guest DJ this weekend. SINPO 44433.
Click here for audio clip

(updated 22:30UTC)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sat Jun 23

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 1910 in parallel with 6400 playing The Who, some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

3945: Weekend Music Radio (hoax station) @ 2215 with Jack Russell. Meanwhile the real WMR is on 3910/6400. SINPO 43433. (see comment)

6255: KBC via Lithuania playing rock and blues music. As usual, very strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6265: Premier R (tent) @ 1440. Weak signal with music heard on peaks. SINPO 23432.

6270: Unid station with schlager @ 1815. Also playing promos for the Summermeeting. Fair signal, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6271: Radio Summermeeting moved from 6275. Heard at 2035 suffering QRM from first a numbers station then a utility. SINPO 43433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 0955. Weak signal reaching fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6275: Radio Summermeeting has taken to the air. First heard @ 1920 playing Duran Duran. Fair signal but some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

6295: Radio Zodiac with a short programme @ 0750 before heading to the Summermeeting. Heard playing "I Shot the Sheriff," deep fades. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Underground with Andy Walker @ 1000, giving out hotline and email address, playing a varied selection of music, all with a radio theme. Signal S7-9 here. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Malaisy (tent) with Euro-disco music @ 1705, very similar to the type pumped out by Mystery Radio. My guess is that the music is from the 80s, although I don't recognise any of it. No IDs heard. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Condor with dance music @ 2200. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 1710 playing Pink Floyd, followed by jingle ID. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Casablanca via Latvia heard @ 1100 signing on, playing German pop and schlager. SINPO 45433.
To hear a clip, click here

(updated 22:15UTC)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fri Jun 22

3900: Radio Quintus heard @ 1930 in QSO with Shadowman. SINPO 34333. Other stations also heard in lsb including Zender Athletico and Radio Jimmy. Also heard was Radio Boomerang.

3927: Radio Spaceman and KWRN Radio Nordland heard @ 1940 playing Slade and the Rolling Stones. Very strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6275: Radio BOA putting in a good signal @ 2200 playing techno music, asking for phone calls. Some splash from the Chinese music station on 6280. SINPO 43443.
Click here for audio clip

6295: Radio Northpole playing polka @ 1800, said was test transmission. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Underground with Andy Walker playing a pirate radio song @ 1805. Station due to stay on the air until tomorrow evening. SINPO 34333.

(updated 22:10UTC)

More from N.America

Another log from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN:

6925 WMPR. 0012-0032. June 21. Standard WMPR prgm. Electronic mx and synthesized IDs. G-VG.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thurs Jun 21

3910: Weekend Music Radio (pres) playing rock music @ 1920 in parallel with 6400. SINPO 44333.

3927: Radio Albatross @ 1930 in QSO with Boomerang. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Northpole playing John Miles "Music" @ 1935. Some splash from the Saharan station on 6300. Email address given as radio.northpole @ SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Condor with dance music, greeting Dr Tim @ 1925. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Bonofox heard @ 1635 playing schlager and German pop, ID and gving email address. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio in parallel with 3910 @ 1922. Strong signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 54444.

(updated 19:45UTC)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wed Jun 20

3927: Radio Boomerang on this frequency @ 2015, co-channel with another station. Other station closed down. SINPO 43443 to 44444.

3930: West Coast Radio heard @ 2200 with Kraftwerk's "The Model." Good signal but some static crashes. SINPO 44333.
Click here for a audio clip

3935: Radio Boomerang heard playing Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence" @ 2005. Good signal before moving to 3927. Thanks for mention. SINPO 44444.

6275: Radio Kentucky moved here from 6310, playing schlager. SINPO 44433.

6275: On Air AM with very strong signal - s9+10dB - playing pop music. Programme via Borderhunter's transmitter. SINPO 54444.
Click here to hear short clip

6285: Radio Atlantis heard @ 1915 playing "Rock Your Baby," having moved from 6290. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6290: Radio Atlantis with dance music @ 1845, but suffering utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Kentucky with schlager @ 1920. SINPO 34433.

(updated 22:05UTC)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tues Jun 19

3900: Radio Shadowman heard @ 1950 with QSO with Radio Pacman. Shadowman had a SINPO of 44333 while Pacman was 24322.

3927: Radio Boomerang with rock music @ 1958 having moved from 3935. He said was using low power but still peaking at s9+10db! Off 2004. SINPO 44444.
To hear a clip click here

3930: Unid station playing non-stop music from Blondie, David Bowie etc @ 2245. Possibly West Coast but no IDs heard. Off at 2250. Good signal but some static crashes. SINPO 44333.

6306: Radio Brandaris playing polka @ 1945. Modulation sounded better. SINPO 34333.

(updated 22:50UTC)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mon Jun 18

3930: West Coast Radio (pres) playing Thin Lizzy's "Whisky in the Jar" @ 2220. Good signal but some static crashes. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio with dance music @ 1615. QRM from station on 6225. SINPO 33433.

6306: Radio Brandaris heard @ 1645 playing schlager, but modulation sounds a bit rough today. SINPO 34333.

6310: Unid station playing schlager @ 1705, but fading and splash from Brandaris makes it difficult to identify. SINPO 23332.

(updated 22:25UTC)

North American pirate logs

North American pirate logs heard by Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee:
6925u Unid. June 16, 2311-2314, OM in EG with repeated calls of "Happy Halloween." Poor.
6925u Northwoods Radio June 17, 0312-0325, ID and call of the Loon. Parody mx and poetry. Fair.
6925u WBNY/Radio Bunny June 15, 2315, Cdr. Bunny with ID as "WBNY-Radio Bunny," and nothing else thru the static. P-VP.
6955 Unid, June 16, 2314-2320. Electronic dance mx with no ID heard. Poor.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sun Jun 17

3928: West Coast Radio playing Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart" @ 2055. Fair-good signal but some fading. SINPO 44333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio with soft rock @ 1945, but not in parallel with 6400. SINPO 34333.

5720: Orion Radio playing schlager @ 0820. SINPO 34433.

6045: European Music Radio via Juelich signing on @ 1200 and going into a song by Mika. SINPO 44433.
Click here to hear a audio clip

6200: Unid station with non-stop oldies @ 0935. Weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0945. SINPO 34433.

6245: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio playing a Saw Doctors song @ 0925. A different programme to 6275. SINPO 44433.

6260: Radio Doctor Tim with a tribute programme in German to Peter Hell heard @ 0905. The strongest signal on 48m this morning. Off at 1040. SINPO 44433.

6265: Premier Radio Int suffering splash from 6260 @ 0955. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 23432.

6265: Radio Boomerang with a short broadcast, heard @ 1055 with dance music. Signal only S6-7 (not the usual S9+ for Boomerang!). SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the Jolly Roger show @ 0925. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Scirocco with schlager @ 0830. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6300: Unid station playing non-stop oldies @ 0940. Another station underneath making whistle on signal. SINPO 43433.

6305: Radio Waves Int (tent) relaying an American country music programe. SINPO 33433.

6316: Radio Zodiac heard playing "Roxanne" by the Police @ 1050. SINPO 34333.

6375: Radio Brigitte with dance music, followed by ID @ 0950. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing Golden Earring "Radar Love" @ 1940. Not // with 3945. Good signal now but no reception this morning of WMR. SINPO 44444.

6524: Radio Ramona Int playing XTC "Senses Working Overtime" @ 0825. Fair signal on a clear channel. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:30UTC)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sat Jun 16

3904: Bogusman very strong tonight - peaking at s9+20dB @ 2145 with the usual chat and indie music. SINPO 54444.
Click here for a recording

3910: Weekend Music Radio playing "Summer Breeze" @ 1720. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

3927: Radio Spaceman heard @ 1840 playing rock music. Strong signal, as usual. SINPO 44444.

3940: Radio Underground heard @ 1835 playing a Radio Merlin recording taken from this blog (it's okay, I don't mind). Fair to good signal. 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with 70s disco @ 1615, some form of two-way communication on the same frequency. SINPO 33433.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio playing ambient music @ 2040. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania with a strong signal but about 10dB down on some weeks - only peaking at S9+20dB! Playing Bachman Turner Overdrive "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," @ 2205. SINPO 55544.

6268: Unid station playing non-stop 80s music @ 1850. Possibly ROZ. SINPO 33333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing oldies @ 0755. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6280: Orion Radio heard signing off @ 0745. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Merlin Int playing "Just Be Good To Me" by Beats International @ 1625. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Boomerang heard @ 1845 playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and calling West Coast Radio. Good signal. SINPO 44444.
Click here for a recording

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music. Fair signal, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6324.5: Radio Waves Int playing French music @ 1915, jingle ID. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 1730 with Jack Russell talking about QSL cards and new DJs. Signal not great at the moment with deep fades. SINPO 34333.

(updated 22:05UTC)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fri Jun 15

3927: Radio Spaceman very strong tonight. Heard playing Midnight Oil song @ 2055, sign off at 2130. SINPO 54444

6220: Radio Borderhunter with dance and rock music @ 2100, greeting friends and playing his Summer Meeting promo. SINPO 44444.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1135 playing "Walking Back to Happiness," deep fades with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:30UTC)

European Music Radio


June 17, 2007 at 1200 to 1300utc on 6045 khz (via Juelich)

Good Listening

73s Tom

(info via Tom Taylor, EMR)


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thu Jun 14

3935: West Coast Radio playing rock music @ 2155. Good signal but some static crashes. SINPO 44333.

6265: Premier Radio heard @ 1915 with oldies, giving out email address, but suffering splash from ROZ. SINPO 33433.

6268: ROZ playing "Funky Town," @ 1910 followed by ID, talk in Dutch. Good clear audio. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Merlin playing folk rock @ 1920, with ID. Fair-good signal but some static QRM. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Sonar heard @ 1845 playing German rock and with talk in German. Fair signal but quite a lot of static here. SINPO 34333.
To hear a recording, click here

(updated 22:00UTC)

The Crystal Ship

The Crystal Ship - Summer 2007 Frequency Schedule

The Crystal Ship, a North American shortwave pirate radio station based in the Great Lakes region, releases its summer frequency schedule:

Our primary and preferred frequency remains 6875 kHz. If we are on the air on any other frequency, we will also be on the air on this frequency; and reception and audio quality may be superior on 6875 kHz, if you can receive it.

Secondary frequencies are as follows:
5386 kHz. While using the less powerful Viking II transmitter, this frequency has been relatively useful to reach nearby listeners regionally within the Great Lakes area, for whom 6875 kHz becomes blacked out ('goes long') sometime after local darkness. We will be active on this frequency throughout the summer, as a frequent parallel
to 6875 kHz.
3275 kHz may be used as a parallel frequency this summer, but probably only in such cases when transmissions will run beyond 0300 UTC.
Experimental frequencies:
Tests on 7575 kHz, while free of QRM have proven less effective than 6875 kHz with the antennas in use. 7575 kHz may yet be used as a parallel in the future, if a new resonant antenna is erected for it. We intend to make some test transmissions around 12500 kHz, intended to reach listeners based west of the Rocky Mountains, as well as in Europe. Tests may also be done on 13 and 15 MHz. For specific frequency and program announcement information, potential listeners should ask to subscribe to our Email list, at tcsshortwave @

Days and times of transmission:
As a pirate station, naturally we have no 'official schedule' although we are likely more predictable than most others. Through the summer of 2007, likely hours of operation will extend somewhere from 2200 hours through 0400 UT on any of the aforementioned frequencies as well as on 6875 kHz. Most likely days of operation are Sunday evenings (US local time), as well as random weeknights.

First-time QSL requests may be Emailed to us at tcsshortwave @ and we'll pick up the postage. U.S. listeners desiring additional QSLs from The Crystal Ship should send their reception reports, including three First Class stamps, to: The Crystal Ship, P. O. Box 1, Belfast, N.Y. 14711, USA

All non-U.S. reports should be mailed to the Belfast address, and should include $2 US or I.R.C.s for return postage.

(John Poet, The Crystal Ship, June 11, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Radio Sonar

RADIO SONAR is active 14 June (today), 17-1900 GMT on 48m.

We certify reception reports with our June-QSL - mp3-files are very appreciated.

Phone in or sending text messages:
Tel: + 49 (0) 176 - 262 171 42 (during broadcast)
email: radiosonar @

DJ Dycke

(info via Alfa Lima)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wed Jun 13

6305: Radio Kentucky playing schlager, greeting Jaroslav @ 1920. Good signal but some splash from the Saharan station on 6300. SINPO 43433.
Click here for recording

9290: Radio Mi Amigo via Latvia @ 1915, playing rock, jingles. SINPO 55544.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tue Jun 12

6220: Radio East Coast Holland @ 1950 suffering from strong utility QRM. Can just hear the station underneath. SINPO 22332.

North American pirates

Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee, contacted me with details of The Crystal Ship which he heard on an unusual frequency.

5386 The Crystal Ship. 0358-0441. June 6, 07. The Xtal Ship sailing on an odd freq. Lots of music from the 1980s including: "What About Love,""Heat of the Moment," "Midnight Blue" and several others that I couldn’t ID. Station ID at 0431 by YL as "You are listening to the Crystal Ship" followed by unreadable comments. ID by John Poet at 0432-"You’re tuned to the Crystal Ship." Audio clip about the war in Iraq at 0436. Signal audible from 5384-5388 and // 6875. The signal was lost on 6875 at 0425. Static closed in at 0440 on 5386. Some fades throughout the bx. Fair to good signal on 5386 until 0437 then very poor until 0440. Poor signal on 6875 throughout.

He says the pirates over there are also starting to use 6875 and 6855 in addition to the regular 6925 and 6955 channels.

He adds that Weekend Music Radio and Mystery Radio are fairly regularly heard in the USA.

Anyone interested in hearing North American pirates can check out the Free Radio Network forum for the latest news.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Mon Jun 11

6290: Radio Atlantis Int playing schlager and Summer Meeting promo @ 1935. Strong signal, peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

6322: Radio Zodiac testing equipment @ 1930, giving out hotline and email address. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6400: Unid station playing music @ 2015, before sudden off. Possibly WMR testing. SINPO 44433.

(updated 20:20UTC)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sun Jun 10

A lot of signals fading in and out today. One minute booming in, the next gone completely!

3930: West Coast Radio with a good signal tonight (s9), playing rock music and oldies @ 2110. SINPO 44333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio @ 2005 playing recordings from London 80s pirates. High levels of static noise on 75m tonight made reception difficult. SINPO 34232. Parallel 6400 much better (54444).

5725: Orion Radio playing 60s music. Heard @ 0755 with a fair signal. SINPO 34433.

5805: Radio Telstar South with the Golden Boys playing music from the 60s @ 0815. SINPO 34433.

6205: Britain Radio Int celebrating its 27th anniversary, using this frequency to avoid Borderhunter. Playing 80s music. Although the signal reached reached good levels it also disappeared completely a few times. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop, jingle ID @ 1540. SINPO 34433.

6245: Radio Borderhunter with talk about the Summer Meeting @ 0855. One of the stronger signals this morning. SINPO 44433.

6245: Radio Boomerang heard in QSO with Borderhunter @ 1010. Also joining in were Brandaris Radio and Sallandse Boer. SINPO 34433.

6260: Radio Thunderbird with rock music @ 0910, talk in German. Poor-fair signal here. SINPO 24432.

6265: Premier Radio heard with a relay of Premier FM @ 0805, with 60s music. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Spaceman with a good signal @ 1255, playing "Like a Rolling Stone," some fading. SINPO 44433.
Click here for a recording

6280: Radio Scirocco heard @ 0905 with ID and hotline number. Poor-fair signal with some sort of noise on the frequency making reception difficult. SINPO 23432.

6290: Radio Shadowman with a strong signal, but also splattering quite a lot. Heard @ 0915 playing Man of Action, ID. SINPO 44444.
Click here to hear a clip

6305: Radio Merlin Int @ 0945 playing oldies. SINPO 3433.

6315: Unid @ 1255 with oldies, heard "Love is a battlefield" but poor signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24432.

6325: Radio Zodiac heard @ 1315 playing Dire Straits "Money for Nothing," but co-channel with weaker station. Sign off 1324. SINPO 32432.

6325: Radio Saturnus in clear @ 1325 after Zodiac signed off. Heard playing Bronski Beat, ID @ 1335. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6374: Unid station @ 1000. I thought it was West Coast but Achim's blog had Radio Brigitte. Utility QRM made ID difficult here. SINPO 23432.

6385: Unid station. Weak signal heard briefly @ 0925 before faded out. SINPO 24332.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing a Fairport Convention song @ 0800. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

(updated 21:15UTC)

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Sat Jun 9

Very quiet during the day but more activity this evening.

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 1815, moved here to avoid Radio Underground. Signal improving. SINPO 34333.

3940: Radio Underground @ 1810 with free radio chat, reading messages, using 20W. Thanks for mention. SINPO 44433.
Click here to hear an audio clip

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing rock music @ 1725 in parallel with 6400. Deep fades. SINPO 24332.

6255: KBC v Lithuania heard @ 2245 playing Dutch music. Usual strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6290: Radio Atlantis Int playing Dutch song followed by Summer Meeting promo @ 1830. Good signal but the usual intermittant ute qrm. SINPO 43433.

6310: Unid Dutch station playing schlager and polka @ 2100. Occasional announcements in Dutch. Good signal. Sudden off at 2115. SINPO 44333.

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music @ 2125. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing a Tom Petty song @ 1720. Fair-good signal strengthening all the time. SINPO 34433.

(updated 22:45UTC)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Fri Jun 8

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing pop music @ 1820. Weak signal and static makes listening difficult. SINPO 24332.

6305: Radio Merlin Int playing reggae and dance music @ 1745. Fair-good signal but some static crashes. Email address given as radiomerlin @ SINPO 34333. Radio Merlin heard @ 2040 with recording of its FM programme, announcing 87.7FM. Signal much stronger now. SINPO 44433.
Click here for short clip or this second clip here

6310: Radio Boomerang playing Dutch music @ 2020 before closing down at 2024. Strong signal as usual. SINPO 44444.

6311: Radio Fox 48 heard @ 2025 after Boomerang went off. Weak signal. SINPO 23332.

(updated 20:40UTC)

Britain Radio's 27th anniversary

BRI 27th year on SW schedule

It was 27 years ago when we made our first test transmission on SW back in June 1980, 27 years later we are still here broadcasting most 2nd/4th Sundays of the month!

We hope to celebrate in a small way on Sunday 10th/24th June, remembering the first 10 years of broadcasting playing the music from that period. We think 1980 to 1990 was the most exciting time for the station we often received over 100 letters for each broadcast, we had a full team of DJs and helpers, how times have changed in 2007!!

But we still have our listeners which is the most important thing, without their support we would of almost certainly closed down by now.

Subject to TX availability we shall be using 6245khz or possibly 6240khz from 10am UK time, if conditions are unfavourable then the programme should also be going out via our webstream which is available at

Reception reports are especially welcome for this month's broadcasts to britainradio @

Thanks for your support - listeners past and present.
73s Roger

(Roger Davis via Alfa Lima)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wed Jun 6

6290: Radio Bonofox heard closing down @ 2040. Moved here for avoid Radio Condor on 6310. Some ute QRM. SINPO 33333.

6305: West Coast Radio @ 1815 playing rock music, signal quite good but some fading. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Condor heard @ 1935 playing dance music. Whistle caused by a co-channnel weaker station. SINPO 33333.

6310.7: Radio Bonofox flattened by Radio Condor. Could only ID in usb. But clear ID and email address heard @ 2042. Station playing schlager. SINPO 32332.

9290: Radio Mi Amigo v Latvia with a strong signal. Sign on @ 1900 with a jingle and straight into a track by Bob Dylan. SINPO 55444.

(updated 20:50UTC)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tues Jun 5

6285: Radio Skywire playing rock music @ 2055. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with polka and schlager, ID in English with hotline number @ 1815. Fair-good signal here. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:30UTC)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Offshore pirates reunion

From the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame website:

The Radio Academy is holding a major event in August to celebrate the legacy of sixties offshore radio.

The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame has been helping with the planning. Dozens of offshore radio DJs of the era have been invited and although they probably won't all be able to attend, it could be the biggest gathering of ex-pirates ever.

And you could be there too! Check out the Radio Academy web site for more details and to book your ticket.

There is a discount if you get in quick. (The site will require you to register on-line. You will then be sent an email giving details of how to order tickets.) And if you were a sixties pirate and you haven't heard from us yet, please let us know.

Radio Academy webpage on the event: type=event&ID=81

Pirate Radio Hall of Fame website with link for any offshore radio staff they have not yet contacted:

(info via radioanoraksuk)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sun Jun 3

3930: West Coast Radio playing that all-time pirate classic "Caroline" by the Fortunes @ 2150. Good signal tonight. SINPO 44333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing "Word Up" @ 1955. Good signal. SINPO 44333. Look forward to more live broadcasts!

5720: Orion Radio with oldies @ 0810. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6045: MV Baltic Radio v Juelich with sign on @ 1200, playing rock music. Very strong here. SINPO 55544.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual pop @ 0820. SINPO 34433.

6245: Laser Hot Hits playing pop @ 1025. SINPO 34433.

6259: Antonio Radio with 60s music @ 0915, some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard reading out reception reports @ 0900. SINPO 34433.

6275: Radio Skywire playing non-stop schlager @ 1755. ID heard @ 1810 with email address of qsl48 @ SINPO 34433.

6290: Unid station playing the Summer Meeting promo (twice) @ 1015 and then closed down with no announcement. SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Scirocco @ 0910 with IDs in Dutch and English, playing polka and rock. Off at 1030. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Malaisy @ 1235 playing 80s disco. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Fox 48 heard @ 2030 with Ike & Tina Turner "Nutbush City Limits." Signal has improved in last 10 minutes as it starts getting dark here. S7 here. SINPO 33333.
Click here to hear short clip

6311: Radio Lowland @ 1202 calling Radio Alice in Dutch for QSO, playing polka. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Saturnus announcing his hotline @ 0855, asking about conditions, playing oldies. SINPO 33433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing rock music @ 0815. SINPO 34433.

6540: Radio Brigitte with multi-lingual IDs @ 0925, playing schlager and oldies. SINPO 34433.

6878: Laser Hot Hits v Pirate Music with the Jolly Roger show @ 1805. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:55UTC)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sat Jun 2

Summer has decided to make another appearance today with blue skies and warm sunshine so it looks like a day for doing things outdoors as daytime conditions poor. Reception improved by the evening.

3910: Weekend Music Radio playing the Lighthouse Family @ 2025. As usual, in parallel with 6400, but not so strong as the other frequency. SINPO 34433.

3925: Bogusman was on @ 2155 playing Echo & The Bunnymen from the 80s before telling a Canadian anecdote. Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

3930: Unid station heard @ 1950 playing Fleetwood Mac song, gone by 2000 recheck. SINPO 34333.

3932: Radio Pacman heard @ 2205 calling West Coast (but not getting a reply). SINPO 44333.

3940: Radio Underground with Steve Underground reading out free radio logs @ 1945. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio booming in tonight @ 2015 playing 70s disco. SINPO 44444.

6255: KBC v Lithuania with its usual powerful signal peaking at s9+30dB, signing on @ 2200. SINPO 55555.

6265: Premier Radio on again this evening. Heard @ 2000 with oldies and IDs. SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1055 playing Abba's "Money Money Money." Poor signal fading in and out. SINPO 24332.

6280: Orion Radio with schlager and polka @ 0745. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6290: Radio Scotland Int with rock music @ 2145, occasional ute qrm (as always on 6290). SINPO 44444.

6295: Radio Condor playing dance music @ 2150, ID and email address, some splash from Scotland. SINPO 33433.
Click here to hear a recording.

6306: Brandaris Radio Int with a late night programme on 6306 @ 2230, playing schlager and giving out hotline and email address. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
Click here for a recording

6307: West Coast Radio @ 1530 playing oldies, rapid fading. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio @ 1720 with Andy Walker's London pirates programme, including a recording of the closedown of 70s pirate Kaleidoscope. Good signal but slow fades. SINPO 44433. In parallel with 3910 which is very weak at the moment.

6878: Laser Hot Hits is now being relayed by Pirate Music. Heard @ 2005 with a dance music show. Fair-good signal but rapid fading. SINPO 34333.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Fri Jun 1

3927: Radio Quintus heard @ 1945 playing country music, ID at 1953. Fair-good signal but fluctuating signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1915 with a live programme from Chris Ise playing disco music from the 70s and 80s. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6265: Premier Radio Int, also with a live programme. Heard @ 1930 playing Samantha Mumba, giving ID and email address. Fair-good signal but deep fades. SINPO 34333.
Click here to listen to a recording.

6275: Unid station playing schlager @ 2035. some SSB QRM. SINPO 33333. (Unid was Radio Skywire: confirmed by station)