Friday, August 31, 2007

Fri Aug 31

3904: Bogusman back on the air with a good signal here - 9+10dB. Heard @ 2040 playing song by St Etienne. Always good to hear Mr B with his views on life etc. SINPO 44444. (see comment)

6255: KBC via Lithuania with the Wolfman Jack Show heard @ 2225. Strong signal, as always. SINPO 55544.

6275: Radio Likedeeler being heard much better this evening, with a fair to good signal. Heard @ 1830 with woman spelling out station name, chat by man (Uncle Bernard) in German and English and playing 60s music. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Condor (tent) @ 2130. Could hear dance music but weak signal on a noisy frequency. SINPO 23332.

6421: Laser Hot Hits also coming through tonight @ 1840 playing 60s music. Fair signal - hovering around S7. SINPO 34333.

(updated 22:30UTC)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thu Aug 30

6275: Radio Likedeeler (tent) heard @ 2000. Weak signal here but sounded like Likedeeler. He's quite active at the moment. SINPO 24332.

Caroline denied shortwave licence

Rob Leighton of Radio Caroline writes:

Back in May this year we started talking to Graham Warren, Head of Broadcast Technical Policy at Ofcom, with the intention of applying for a 12 month test & development licence to relay Caroline’s Satellite Service from the UK, using 1kW on either 41m or 49m shortwave.

We proposed carrying out research into the ruggedness of DRM reception when the signal was subjected to conditions of severe selective fading as found in and around the edge of a shortwave transmitter’s skip zone.

We proposed using a 50/50 mix of DRM and AM, so that listeners with traditional AM shortwave receivers could listen to our AM programmes and be informed of what was happening when we switched to DRM mode, and how they could contribute data if they wished to be involved with the research findings.

By proposing these tests we envisaged introducing Caroline to a substantial new audience of European shortwave listeners, whilst at the same time promoting the use of a new, efficient, high quality digital modulation technique and contributing to DRM’s global pool of knowledge.

Listeners to our AM transmissions using traditional receivers would be fully aware of what we were doing at the AM/DRM switch-over, would be told how and when to decode our DRM signals, and from where to obtain the necessary software and equipment.

We received a reply from Ofcom earlier this month, in which Mr Warren informed us that the particular aspect of research we had proposed had already been investigated, and that our licence request was therefore unsuccessful.

Naturally we are disappointed, as the granting of the licence we requested should have resulted in a win-win situation for everyone.

But it’s understandable that Ofcom have little desire to grant a test & development licence to repeat aspects of research that have already been completed. We still have other confidential irons in the fire - Caroline has never liked the word ‘no’!

(Source: Rob Leighton, Radio Caroline via Radio Netherlands Media Network blog)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tue Aug 28

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1650. Fair signal but splash from 6225 (Radio Racja). SINPO 33433.

6275: Radio Likedeeler heard @ 1910, giving out hotline number and playing music. Talk by man and woman. Signal not as good as on Sunday with lot of static noise. SINPO 24332.

6290: West Coast Radio playing Irish/Scottish drinking songs @ 2220. Good signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Condor putting in a good signal tonight @ 1930, playing dance music. Signal peaking at S9. Some SSB and morse QRM. SINPO 43333.
Heard the station again @ 2205 with an S9 signal, but some CW QRM and fading, but 48m staying open late tonight. SINPO 43433.

6400: Unid station @ 1900. Good signal. Still listening @ 1940 - now playing Euro-pop, I doubt it's WMR. Probably Dutch. SINPO 44444. (Seems to be Russian or East European - see comments)

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2210 playing pop. Fair to good signal on clear channel. SINPO 34333.

6878: Pirate Music playing pop @ 1920. Weak signal with rapid fading. SINPO 24332.

(updated 22:20UTC)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mon Aug 27

5805: Radio Telstar South playing offshore radio recordings. Good signal here. Today was a public holiday here. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio already coming in a good signal @ 1630. Playing the usual non-stop pop, some deep fades. SINPO 44433.

6265: Premier Radio Int making an evening broadcast tonight. Heard @ 1945 playing "Axel F" from the 80s. Some splash from Iran on 6255 but a good signal. SINPO 43433.

6307: Radio Altrex heard @ 1735 with a poor signal and deep fades, playing oldies. Caught ID on a peak. SINPO 23332. I was listening again @ 1955, signal much better - peaking at S9 (34433). Click here for a recording.

6310: Radio Condor pumping out the beats with his dance music @ 1750, some local QRM and splash from Altrex. Said was signing off. SINPO 33333.

6400: Unid station playing non-stop rock music @ 1935. Poor at first but improving by 2000. SINPO 34333.

6878: Pirate Music with a weak signal, but in the clear @ 1640. Sounding very much like Mystery Radio, but not so strong, with non-stop pop/dance music. SINPO 24332.

(updated 20:00UTC)

More offshore nostalgia

On Friday August 31 there will be a special radio programme commemorating the end of the Dutch offshore pirate stations 31 August 1974.

This programme will start at 6 AM BST on the 675 kHz transmitter of the Dutch Arrow Classic Rock Radio and will lasts to the (very late) evening on that day.

For more information about this you can read a press-message in the Dutch language on and then click on the green "nieuws"button.

I hereby wish you all much enjoy to listen to this very special programme!

Pirate radio greetings of Nico from Gouda, the Netherlands.

(via Anorak Nation)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sun Aug 26

3923: West Coast Radio heard @ 2150 putting in a good signal here, playing Rush. SINPO 44433.

5720: Orion Radio heard signing off @ 0800. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

5805: Radio Telstar South heard playing Dusty Springfield @ 2005. Good signal but quite a lot of static in the air. SINPO 44333.

6200: Radio Geronimo (according to Robertas's logs on Alfa Lima) @ 1045 playing ZZ Top. Some SSB QRM. Not good short skip conditions today. Faded out a few minutes later. SINPO 33433.

6205: Radio Sonar heard briefly @ 0810. Just caught ID and some music but a few minutes later signal was gone. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio coming in well this evening. Heard @ 1750 with the usual pop/disco/dance music. SINPO 43433.

6260: Radio Thunderbird playing rock, IDs @ 0805. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Relax" @ 0815. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Devalon Int with one of his occasional programmes. Heard @ 0900 playing The Beatles "Paperback Writer," and then into free radio news and short recordings. A very well put together programme. Fair signal with good peaks. Off 0930. SINPO 34433. To hear recording click here

6275: Radio Likedeeler @ 1805 giving out mailing address and hotline, playing rock music. Fair signal but rapid fading. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Kentucky @ 0935 playing schlager, giving out hotline number. SINPO 34333.

6308: Radio Valencia playing 60s music @ 0925, followed by ID. SINPO 34433.

6311: Radio Lowland with oldies @ 1730 but suffering QRM from another station on 6309. Lowland had the stronger signal. SINPO 33433.

6324: Radio Waves Int with ID, playing country music. Heard @ 1225 with a fair signal but deep fading. SINPO 34433.

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard with song by Kool & The Gang @ 2010, part of a sponsored show presented by Jolly Roger. Fair signal. SINPO 33333.

6430: Radio Victoria with oldies, some SSB QRM @ 1020. SINPO 33333.

6878: Pirate Music with non-stop pop @ 1740. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:55UTC)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sat Aug 25

3905: Radio Victoria heard @ 2110 playing a Tina Turner song, then ID and email address. At first, there was some sort of telephony QRM but that seems to have stopped now. SINPO 34333.

5805: Radio Telstar South with the Telstar theme tune @ 2020, IDs and into a programme marking the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6274: Radio Fox 48 playing rock music @ 2040, followed by ID. SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits marking the 30th anniversary of Elvis's death with music by The King @ 0930. Fair signal but deep fading. SINPO 34433.

6280: Orion Radio playing polka @ 0805. Fair signal but noisy channel. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Kentucky heard @ 1830 playing non-stop schlager. Het with another station on 6307. ID @ 1855. Strong signal. SINPO 43433.

6307: Radio Altrex struggling to be heard under Kentucky. Caught REM @ 1845. SINPO 32432.

6308: Radio Kentucky heard @ 2115 giving out phone number and mail address in Dutch and English. Not as strong as earlier, but still good. SINPO 44333.

6310: Radio Altrex changed frequency @ 1905. Was better for about a minute but now I think Kentucky has moved to 6308 so it's back to square one!! Shame he didn't check as Altrex moved first. SINPO 32432.

6324: Radio Waves Int coming in very well tonight. Heard @ 1902 with talk in French, followed by jingle ID and country music. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6325: Delta Radio @ 2125 playing a song by OMD, greeting Mike from Norway. He said was testing new antenna. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6421: Laser Hot Hits with a promo for its sponsored shows @ 1858, playing oldies. No utility at this time although fair bit of static crackle. SINPO 34333.

6878: Pirate Music playing pop @ 1920. Fair signal but some static. SINPO 34333.

(updated 21:25UTC)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Fri Aug 24

6255: KBC via Lithuania with the Wolfman Jack show, playing "Summer in the City" @ 2240. SINPO 55544.

6310: Delta Radio very strong @ 2025, playing pop, with signal peaking at S9+20dB. Still going strong at 2130. SINPO 54444.

6420: Laser Hot Hits heard with fair signal @ 2020 but suffering from heavy utility QRM. It seems to be proving difficult for Laser to find a clear channel in that area of the band. SINPO 32432.

(updated 22:40UTC)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thurs Aug 23

6301: Unid station @ 1910 playing "On Blueberry Hill." Nasty het with Sahara station on 6300, so best in usb. Went off a few minutes later. SINPO 32432.

6310: Radio Skywire with rock music @ 1905, followed by ID. SINPO 34333.

6878: Pirate Music (tent) playing pop music @ 1900. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wed Aug 22

3910: Weekend Music Radio (tent) @ 1910 playing John Lennon "Number Nine Dream." Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

3923: West Coast Radio playing rock music @ 2215. Fair-good signal but some static. SINPO 44333.

(updated 22:15UTC)

Radio Jackie history

As the 1967 offshore era is marked and Ofcom considers its Future Of Radio consultation there is a new slideshow of early Jackie history here:

(Trevor Brook, Website Editor and Engineering, Radio Jackie, 110 Tolworth Broadway, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7JD, via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Note: Radio Jackie is now a licensed local radio station broadcasting to south west London and north Surrey on 107.8FM having originally started out as a landbased pirate broadcasting on medium wave to the London area.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tues Aug 21

6878: Pirate Music (pres) playing non-stop disco music @ 1930. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Mon Aug 20

6307: Radio Altrex @ 1935 playing music by UB40. Fair signal here but some noise. Also heard with ID and greeting Dr Tim. SINPO 34333.

6878: Pirate Music (pres) with pop music @ 1955. Some SSB and static noise but could hear music through it. SINPO 233332.

North American log

Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee heard this pirate yesterday:

6925usb: Radio Bunny/WBNY @ 0020-0050. 19 Aug in English. A well produced show oriented towards Cdr. Bunny’s run for the Presidency. Endorsements from several NA pirate operators and notable SW aficionados. Mentions that Cdr.Bunny shirts were available on EBay. Poor.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sun Aug 19

Very quiet on 48m today. This is what's been heard:

3927: Radio Likedeeler coming in well @ 2145, reading reports, playing rock music, chatting in English about stations heard. SINPO 44333.

5720: Orion Radio playing "Does Your Mama Know?" @ 0750. Fair signal but no major QRM so comfortable listening. SINPO 34433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) with a weak signal @ 0840, with music heard on peaks. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1815. Good signal but some fading and local QRM. SINPO 43433.

6222: Unid station heard @ 0940. Sounded like schlager but difficult to hear due to weak signal and heavy utility. SINPO 22432.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing the Pet Shop Boys @ 0900. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 0835 with a advert for Laser t-shirts. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with instrumental music @ 0845 and canned IDs. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Malaisy (tent) @ 1810 playing pop and then sudden off with no announcement. Good signal. SINPO 43433.

6322: Radio Zodiac greeting Kai in Norway @ 0925, giving out hotline and email details, playing rock music. SINPO 34333.

6374: Unid station playing schlager @ 0950. Possibly Hamamelis or Brigitte. Weak signal and utility QRM. SINPO 23432.

6420: Laser Hot Hits back on this frequency. Heard @ 2130 playing a dance track but some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sat Aug 18

3935: Unid. Very weak signal @ 2230 and I can just hear faint music. I think conditions are poor tonight on 75m although 48m has stayed open quite late.

6255: KBC via Lithuania with a dance track @ 2225. Strong signal. SINPO 55544

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing offshore recordings @ 0820. Deep fades with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6280: Orion Radio heard @ 0815 playing Kiss "I Was Made for Loving You." Fair to good signal. SINPO 34433.

6302: Radio Valencia @ 1050 playing song by Queen, giving out email address and hotline number. Poor to fair signal with deep fades. SINPO 24332.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int coming in well tonight. Heard @ 2005 playing schlager, signal peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Condor with dance music @ 2100. Fair signal here. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Altrex heard @ 1810 playing T Rex "Get It On" followed by ID in English. SINPO 23432.

6315: Radio Boomerang with rock music @ 1935. Usual strong signal. Signed off a few minutes later. SINPO 44444.

6322: Radio Zodiac playing a song by the Doobie Brothers @ 2215. He said was testing the equipment for the morning. Signal good at first but fading out. SINPO 44333.

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

(updated 22:30UTC)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Fri Aug 17

3927: Radio Quintus heard playing schlager and polka, greeting Dave from England and several Dutch pirates @ 2145. He said was closing down soon. SINPO 44333.

3927: Radio Atlantis Int heard with ID @ 2208, playing rock music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: West Coast Radio heard @ 2155 playing New Order's "Blue Monday," greeting Marcel, QSO with Condor. Signal started fair but faded right down to nothing before fading up again. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Condor in QSO with WCR @ 2203. Signal much weaker but could just hear Condor. SINPO 24332.

(updated 22:10UTC)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thurs Aug 16

3927: Radio Boomerang in QSO with West Coast and Cupid Radio @ 2105. Strong signal. SINPO 44444.

3936: Cupid Radio with a good signal @ 2010 playing rock and pop music, greeting listeners. SINPO 44333.

3936: West Coast Radio heard @ 2057 playing Depeche Mode from the 80s. Nice signal from WCR as well. Seems to be good conditions tonight. SINPO 44433.

6306: Radio Doctor Tim playing Elvis songs - obviously to mark the 30th anniversary of Elvis's death today. Heard playing "Now Or Never" at 2000. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6310: Radio Skywire heard @ 2130 playing "Man of Action," giving ID and email address. SINPO 34333. Click here for a recording

(updated 21:40UTC)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pirate nostalgia

This last few week there has been no end of pirate radio nostalgia emanating from the United Kingdom with commemorations of the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act, which saw the outlawing of the offshore radio staions in 1967.

The national newspapers have been full of reports of the swashbuckling pioneers from the 1960s and the broadcasts recreating those days via the Red Sands Radio RSL and Pirate BBC Essex.

Read about one writer's view in an item called Could Pirates Rule The Airwaves Once More? on The Guardian newspaper's blog at

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tues Aug 14

3910: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 2015 playing Radio Caroline airchecks from 1967. A repeat of Sunday's programme, so not sure if the real one or the hoaxer (real one - see comments). Good signal but some ute QRM. SINPO 43433. Of course today is the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Mon Aug 13

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1655. Some splash from 6225. SINPO 33433.

6280: Unid station playing schlager and polka @ 2020. Weak signal with fair peaks. Noisy frequency. SINPO 23432.

6878: Laser Hot Hits via Pirate Music heard @ 2035 playing Blondie. Fair signal but utility QRM. SINPO 33433. I've not had a lot of luck hearing 6420 - I don't know how frequently it is on or whether it is just poor propagation.

(updated 20:40UTC)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sun Aug 12

Poor conditions today with a lot of deep fading and signals going from very good to poor within a matter of minutes. There has been very little on today - even now at 1940, the only stations I'm hearing is Mystery Radio with a good signal on 6220 and WMR on 6400 (but not 3945) also coming in well.

3926: West Coast Radio rounding off the weekend. Heard @ 2145 playing Pink Floyd with a S9 signal here, but quite a lot noise tonight. SINPO 44333.

5720: Orion Radio coming in well @ 0740 playing the song "No More Mr Nice Guy." SINPO 34433.

6200: Radio Rapido (tent) @ 0920 playing an Echo & The Bunnymen song, some splash from 6207. Signal faded out before could get ID. SINPO 33433.

6207: Radio Scotland Int playing "House of the Rising Sun" @ 0930. He said was testing transmitter after connector problem last night. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0755, weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6245: Britain Radio Int v JRRI with a Marine Offences Act special programme. Heard @ 0910 with a good signal. SINPO 44433.

6265: Radio Borderhunter back from his holidays, playing Boney M "Ma Baker" @ 0900. Sounds like weak station underneath (possibly Premier Radio). SINPO 43433.

6280: Radio Merlin with full ID and contact details @ 0914, asking for reports. Op said station was commemorating the 40th anniversary of the MOA with Radio London recordings and offshore radio documentaries. Reception conditions very varied. Currently a very good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Saturnus with an Abba song @ 0750. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with Jack talking about offshore radio @ 0800. SINPO 34333.

6540: Radio Ramona playing oldies @ 0950, sounded like he was testing his mic. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:55UTC)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sat Aug 11

3904: Bogusman heard @ 2100 reading emails and playing alternative rock. Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

3927: Radio Likedeeler greeting DJ Dipol and playing German rock @ 2110. Good signal - S9. SINPO 44433. Click here to hear a recording.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing a news report about the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act @ 1810. Fair signal but some splash from 3955. In parallel with 6400. SINPO 33433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop and jingles @ 1600. Some splash from 6225 (Radio Racja). SINPO 33433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania playing David Bowie "Rebel Rebel" @ 2210. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 0800. Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

6280: Unid station (Merlin?) playing a recording of the final hour of offshore station Radio London. Heard @ 1610. Some local QRM. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Condor (tent) heard @ 2105. Sounded like dance music, but weak signal on noisy frequency. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio Six International via Latvia @ 0745 with Saturday Sounds. Back on shortwave after several months absence. SINPO 45444.

6300: Radio Valencia playing "Ring of Fire" @ 1555, followed by ID. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with Jack talking about the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act @ 1805. Deep fades. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:10UTC)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fri Aug 10

Out all day so no chance for listening any earlier on.

6255: KBC v Lithuania signing on @ 2200 with usual strong signal. SINPO 55544.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thu Aug 9

6265: Premier Radio Int heard @ 2000 playing 70s music. Live programme with time checks and mentions of "broadcasting from the west coast of Ireland." Some splash from Iran on 6255. SINPO 33333.

6285: Radio Skywire heard @ 1910, playing schlager. But noisy frequency with SSB and other QRM but ID came through on signal peak. SINPO 23332.

6310: Radio Condor with dance music@ 2140, said was signing off soon. Went off at 2151. Fair-good signal here. SINPO 34333. Click here for audio clip.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Pirate BBC Essex

BBC presenters are taking to the sea on board a former lightship to mark 40 years since the Marine Offences Bill became law.

Johnnie Walker of BBC Radio 2, Emperor Rosko, Norman St John and John Kerr are just four of the DJs taking part.

Programmes from the LV18 start on Thursday August 9 and continue 24-hours a day until 15:00 on Tuesday August 14 - 40 years to the day and time that nearly all the original pirate stations went off air.

Tim Gillett, Programmes Editor for BBC Essex, said the original pirate DJs were queuing up to take part in this unique radio event, legally broadcasting from the bridge of the LV18.

"We did a similar thing in 2004 when we celebrated 40 years since the start of pirate radio, when pirate radio, led by Radio Caroline, broadcast off the Essex coast," he said. "It was phenomenally popular, with thousands of emails and hits to the website from all over the world.

As well as by tuning in to Pirate BBC Essex on 729, 765 and 1530 MW, the shows can also be heard via the BBC Essex website. (Waveguide)

(via Mike Terry, dxldyg via DXLD)
More details and the internet connection is at

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wed Aug 8

6275: Radio RWE v Laser Hot Hits @ 2045, talking about radio with classical music interludes, IDs and giving out email address. Bit of surprise since announcement on Alfa Lima said this was going out at 0600UTC tomorrow morning. Web address is Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tues Aug 7

6311: Radio Bonofox heard @ 1710 playing polka following by ID. He said was testing modulation. Deep fades with signal disappearing into the noise. SINPO 24332.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Mon Aug 6

3927: West Coast Radio heard @ 2145 playing rock music, asking for reports. Good signal but some static noise. SINPO 44333.

Martin Schoech's pirate address list

I've updated my pirate-radio address-list PWdB:

The main part of the list (other names, P.O. boxes, activity, etc.) is only for subscribers, since I want to get some reward for my work and also because some of the pirates are rather suspicious about the publication of certain data on the web.

But the part of the list with the E-mail-addresses and the www-pages can be seen for free:

Orders and critical comments are welcome!

Payment for a subscription to the list please via PayPal, the price is 5 EUR / 6 USD for 2 years .
For the same you can also get free access to the files of the QSL Info Pages QIP.

Martin Schoech

(info via swpirates)

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sun Aug 5

3927: Radio Likedeeler playing rock music @ 2125, greeting listeners. SINPO 34333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing oldies @ 1935. Good signal but some static noise. SINPO 44333.

6045: MV Baltic R v Juelich signing on @ 1200. Gave web address as
Playing rock and pop. SINPO 55544.

6200: Radio Rapido @ 0910 greeting listeners, playing rock music. Some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433. Clip here for audio clip.

6210: Radio Geronimo playing a documentary about Radio Caroline @ 0800, then some soft rock before closing down at 0815. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433. Clip here for audio clip

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0805. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Altrex playing oldies @ 0813. Weak signal but just caught ID. Later heard in QSO with Sallandse Boer. SINPO 24332.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int playing song "You're Daddy's Little Girl" @ 1230 followed by ID and hotline number, signing off - "very hot in the studio". SINPO 34433.

6307: Sallandse Boer in QSO with Radio Altrex @ 0900. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Odyssey with non-stop 80s music @ 2135 and occasional IDs by woman. SINPO 34333.

6314: Radio Kilo Tango Lima playing oldies @ 1730, followed by ID. SINPO 34433.

6315: Radio Zodiac heard @ 1125 playing Simple Minds. Deep fades but fair peaks. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Saturnus heard playing the song "Chequered Love" @ 0750. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing Kim Wilde's "Kids in America" @ 0755. Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

6420: Laser Hot Hits playing a song by the Human League @ 1740. Best reception I've had of Laser since they moved here. Fair-good signal but some fading. SINPO 34433.

6540: Radio Hamamelis @ 0805 with schlager, deep fades. SINPO 24332.

6730: Unid station in lsb. Thanks to tip from Marcel on Alfa Lima forum. Tuned in @ 1940 to hear station playing "I Am What I Am" with man talking almost continuously in Portuguese. Fair signal here (S5). I wonder who this is? Click here to hear recording.

(updated 21:40UTC)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Sat Aug 4

3935: Radio Nova heard @ 2000 giving out mailing address of PO Box 2702, Herten and web address of Also playing 80s music. Some splash from Radio Underground. SINPO 23332.

3940: Radio Underground heard @ 1750 with radio news and music. According to message left on the Alfa Lima forum, it might be the last time. Let's hope not as it's always an interesing listen. Poor-fair signal at the moment. SINPO 24432.

3945: Weekend Music Radio with offshore radio documentary @ 1800. Jack said was using this frequency to avoid clashing with the Dutch on 3910. Again, poor-fair at moment. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with a live programme presented by Chris Ise @ 1950 playing dance music. Good signal here. Andy Walker heard @ 2150. SINPO 44433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania, signing on @ 2200. Signal peaking at S9+30dB. I think long skip conditions are doing better on 48m tonight. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 0845. Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.

6290: Unid station playing A-ha "Take on Me" @ 2145, with periods of silence. SINPO 33433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard playing recordings of Red Sands Radio @ 2135. Deep fades with signal going from very good to inaudible.

9290: Radio Joystick in German via Latvia with dance music @ 0905. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:10UTC)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Fri Aug 3

3904: Bogusman with a repeat of a programme he aired a week or so ago. Heard @ 2040 with the usual reflections on life and playing alternative music. Good signal but rapid fading. SINPO 44433.

6255: KBC v Lithuania with a show by Wolfman Jack, playing the Four Seasons @ 2243. Usual "mighty" signal. SINPO 55544.

6270: Radio Gloria (see comments) playing lots of 60s music, probably via an unknown station. Coming in with a fair to good signal @ 2025. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Romeo Echo playing "Ha, Ha, Said the Clown" from the 60s @ 2035. Fair signal but some SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.

6400: West Coast Radio playing rock music. Poor signal plus utility noise making reception very difficult @ 2140. SINPO 23332.

(updated 22:45UTC)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thurs Aug 2

3927: West Coast Radio playing rock music @ 2210. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6311: Unid station playing polka and country music @ 1955. SINPO 33333.

Radio Six to return to shortwave

Effective August 11th, Scotland’s only independent international broadcaster, Radio Six International, returns to shortwave with a resumption of its Saturday morning broadcast on 9290 kHz beamed to Europe, the Far East and Pacific regions.

The programme – transmitted every Saturday between 0700 and 0800 GMT – will be relayed from the 100 kW facility at Ulbroka, Latvia as well as from the 2.7 kW medium wave transmitter on 945 kHz in Riga, Latvia.

The station has recently expressed reservations about the effectiveness of short wave transmissions, and is available 24 hours a day on the internet at as well as via satellite and FM in various parts of the world at certain times of day.

The shortwave and MW transmissions will continue until the end of September, when the situation will be reviewed.

For further information contact Tony Currie, Programme Director, at Radio Six International – tony @

Radio Six International, PO Box 600, Glasgow G41 5SH, Scotland
Telephone and fax: +44 141 427 0531

(Tony Currie, July 26, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wed Aug 1

3927: Radio Whitesnake and Cupid Radio playing plenty of rock music on an otherwise quiet night on the bands. Heard @ 1900 playing Bad Company "Feeling Like Making Love." Fair signal. SINPO 34433.