Monday, December 31, 2007

Mon Dec 31

3902: Radio Bluestar putting in a good signal @ 2035, giving out contact details and greeting listeners. SINPO 44433.

3925: Top Radio (see comments) @ 2040 playing pop and dance music. Strong signal peaking at s9+20dB. Sounded like relay of an FM station with IDs spoken very quickly. SINPO 44433. Anyone got any ideas? Click here for short recording

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing "Brown Eyed Girl" @ 2045. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

Happy New Year to all readers of this blog. Let's hope for good reception conditions in 2008.

Radio Bila Hora

Listen out for Radio Bila Hora on shortwave 3334 kHz on December 31, 2007, from around 1600 UTC.

The station's Czech language website, contains photos, reception report copies and a text on the station's history.

Radio Bila Hora broadcast always on the last day of the year.

The broadcast was aired last year on Sunday, December 31, 2006, at 1600-1657 UTC.


Email: bila_hora @

(info via Shortwave Central)

Nothing noted here at the moment but checking my logs for Dec 31, 2006, I see I logged the station at 2023UTC with a SINPO 33333.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sun Dec 30

5800: Radio Telstar South faded in, heard @ 1200 playing song by Johnny Mathis. SINPO 34433.

5815: Orion Radio coming in well this morning. Heard @ 0845 playing oldies. SINPO 44444.

5815: FRS Holland signing on @ 1005, before going into the FRS Magazine programme, not in parallel with 6220. Better signal than 6220. SINPO 44444. Said show will be repeated on 5815 from 20-2400UTC. To hear recording click here

6205: Cupid Radio playing the song "Free Electric Band," @ 0925. SINPO 34433.

6210: Radio 48 heard @ 1205 playing Billy Idol song, followed by ID from Mike Peters. SINPO 34433.

6216: Radio King Shortwave heard @ 0855 playing oldies, followed by ID and email address. Fair signal but splash from 6220. SINPO 33333.

6220: FRS Holland via Mystery Radio looking at radio news from 1991 @ 0850. Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6262: Radio Altrex playing "Summer of 69" by Bryan Adams @ 0915. Deep fades on signal. SINPO 24332.

6276: Radio Jingle Bells (tent) heard @ 1100 with talk in German. Weak signal. SINPO 24332. Later in QSO with Radio Scotland.

6276: Radio Scotland Int playing Alice Cooper @ 1115, asking for QSO. SINPO 44444.

6295: Unid station playing rock n roll. Heard @ 1130 with "24 hours from Tulsa." SINPO 34433.

6306: Radio Lowland playing schlager @ 0900. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Paardenkracht with song by Queen @ 0920. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with Andy Walker playing recordings of Radio Kaleidoscope @ 1015. Fair signal but improving. SINPO 34433.

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1155 giving out mailing address. Only heard briefly before fading out again. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio Caroline Eifel via Latvia with rock n roll @ 0910. SINPO 45444.

(updated 12:05UTC)

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sat Dec 29

3906: Bluestar Radio now on 76m. Heard @ 1540 with ID, playing Dire Straits. Good signal - S9 here. SINPO 44433. At 1600, moved to 3904. Still coming in well - SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 1545 with Dave Simpson playing song by Roxy Music. Coming in well as it just begins to get dark here. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio coming in well @ 2315 playing the usual 80s pop, followed by jingle. SINPO 44433.

6260: Unid station playing country music @ 1030. Poor signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332. According to Achim's blog it is Radio Altrex.

6260: Radio Bluestar playing "99 Red Balloons" @ 1410, giving out contact details. SINPO 34333.

6270: VOTN/RECH playing rock and pop @ 0955, preparing for their NY Eve's px on this frequency. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with a Christmas show @ 0950. Splash from 6270. SINPO 33433.

6295: Radio Kentucky playing schlager, giving out contact details @ 1405. SINPO 34433.

6305: Cupid Radio with a song by The Darkness @ 1415. Good signal and good music but rapid fading. SINPO 44433.

6305: Double (Dubbel?) Kilo Radio heard @ 2325 playing Men At Work "Down Under." Announced PO Box 65, 7260AB Ruurlo address. Coming in at S9 but deep fades. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6310: Radio Lowland heard briefly @ 1400 with email address. Station says will be on all-day tomorrow. Splash from Cupid. SINPO 33433.

(updated 23:25UTC)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Fri Dec 28

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing the song "Feel the Need in Me" @ 1950. Not a bad signal but some sort of utility/local QRM plus SSB making reception difficult. SINPO 33433.

6235: KBC via Lithuania with the Wolfman Jack show heard @ 2220. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thurs Dec 27

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing dance music @ 2240. Signal improving but utility qrm. SINPO 33333.

FRS Holland

Next Sunday, December 30th, FRS-Holland will take to the airwaves with another 4-hour seasonal broadcast.

We will be on 6220 kHz 08.00-12.00 UTC. In addition we are on 5815 kHz 10.00-14.00 UTC.

Pxs will be presented by Jan van Dijk, Mike Anderson & Peter Verbruggen.
Mike Anderson will present his debut show DX-Welle in German.
Jan van Dijk will be doing the German Service plus an extra 30 min 2007 review.
Peter V. presents an extra long FRS Magazine flashing back to December 1991 and news from the world of radio in a new edition of FRS Goes DX.

Ingredients: great music from the past 4 decades, radio news, 2007 review, listeners' letters from November, a listeners' competition, the Phrase that Pays, New Year Greetings and much, much more....

FRSH on a Sunday means fun & enjoyment....

(Station direct)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wed Dec 26

3910: Weekend Music Radio's 75m band frequency faded in now. Heard @ 1510 with bagpipes music. SINPO 34333.

3925: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 2250 with "Ballad of Xanadu" and greeting listeners. Great signal and nice, clear audio. SINPO 44444. Thanks for kind comments!

3932: Bogusman with chat and playing alternative music @ 1415. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard playing the Pussycat Dolls @ 1505. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

5800: Radio Telstar South @ 1030 with the Golden Boys playing 60s music. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6200: Skyline Radio Germany heard @ 0930 playing rock music. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6216: King Shortwave playing oldies @ 0935. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1325 with a live programme presented by Chris Ise playing dance music. SINPO 33433. Update: Andy Walker now on Mystery Radio @ 1940, SINPO 43433.

6240: Laser Hot Hits with a live programe presented by Martin Scott. Heard @ 0940 playing dance and r&b. SINPO 44444.

6247: Britain Radio Int with Roger Davis playing oldies. Coming in well here @ 1035 but a bit of fading. SINPO 44433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania with another Wolfman Jack show @ 1040. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6270: Orion Radio playing "Wonderful Christmas Time" (how many times have I heard this song over the last few days?) @ 0905. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6275: Delta Radio playing schlager @ 1135, followed by ID in Dutch and then the song "Jingle Bells." SINPO 44433.

6275: Radio Scotland Int heard @ 1455 in QSO with RECH. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6280: Antonio Radio heard with 60s music, ID and giving out contact details @ 0925. SINPO 33433.

6280: Radio East Coast Holland @1400 with a short test, talking about New Year's Eve broadcast with VOTN. SINPO 34433.

6290: Radio Mistletoe @ 0900 with Christmas music and festive tales. Good signal but some ute qrm. SINPO 43433.

6291: Radio Jingle Bells heard @ 1020, suffering splash from Shadowman and ute QRM. IDs in German. SINPO 23432.

6295: Unid station playing non-stop Christmas music @ 0920, splash from Mistletoe. Went off while I was checking another station. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Shadowman playing polka and schlager @ 1025. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6306: Radio Brandaris together with Free Radio Holland playing schlager @ 0910. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Paardenkracht with schlager @ 0915. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Borderhunter giving out contact details and playing song by Dire Straits @ 1050. Good signal but some splash from 6305. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Malaisy playing 70s music with jingle IDs. Some splash from 6306. SINPO 33433.

6325: Radio Merlin Int playing dance music @ 1015, also announced 100FM. Het caused by weak co-channel QRM. SINPO 43433.

6374: Radio Kentucky Int with schlager @ 1420, giving out hotline and ID - said first time tried this frequency. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio warming up with rock music @ 1125 with live programmes due to start at midday. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tues Dec 25

No white Christmas here...pouring with rain!

3930: Bogusman with a Christmas Day afternoon broadcast of anecdotes and alternative music. Heard @ 1510 playing The Cure. SINPO 44433.

6200: Unid station heard @ 0920. Foton's logs had Radio Arctica. SINPO 24332.

6205: Crazy Wave Radio @ 0900 playing rock music, using 80W. SINPO 34333.

6205: Radio Nordsee Int with Slade's "Merry Christmas Everybody" @ 1047. SINPO 34333.

6210: Radio 48 heard with a song by Genesis @ 1030. SINPO 34333.

6220: Laser Hot Hits back with another live broadcast. Heard @ 0915 with dance music. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio (or maybe not - see comments) with pop @ 1100. Did they come on to jam Laser? SINPO 33433.

6240: Laser Hot Hits moved from 6220 @ 1050 to avoid what they said was "jamming from Mystery Radio." Playing song by Ultravox. Better reception here - local QRM on 6220. SINPO 44433.

6245: Britain Radio Int with Roger Davis playing the Beatles @ 1015. SINPO 33433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania with a Wolfman Jack programme @ 1005. SINPO 44444.

6260: Radio Mistletoe back for its annual festive programme playing "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" @ 0845. Good signal. SINPO 44444. To hear recording click here

6265: Unid station playing oldies, including Boney M "Belfast" @ 1515. Fair signal here. SINPO 3433.

6270: Radio Geronimo with feature about landbased pirates @ 1000, also playing rock music. SINPO 34433.

6275: Skyline Radio Germany heard briefly @ 0905 playing rock music, splash from 6280. SINPO 23332.

6280: Antonio Radio (tent) playing 60s music. Heard with "Hey Mr Tambourine Man" @ 0855. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Mistletoe back again @ 1245, heard greeting Marcel in France. Another excellent signal and clear audio. SINPO 44444.

6300: Radio Boomerang playing Christmas music @ 0925. SINPO 44444.

6300: Radio Spaceman greeting listeners @ 1025. Usual strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with schlager @ 0910. Later squeezed by Spaceman and Borderhunter. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Borderhunter with festive sounds @ 0955. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Blue House heard @ 2250 with rock and blues music. Surprise to hear a signal this late on 48m - weak but caught ID. SINPO 24332.

6327: Radio Black Arrow (confirmed by Foton's recordings). Just caught end of the programme @ 0850. SINPO 34433.

6540: Radio Brigitte (tent) playing Christmas music. SINPO 34433.

9290: Radio Joystick via Latvia playing dance music @ 0930. SINPO 45444.

9290: Caroline Classic Rock via Latvia playing Tears for Fears "Sowing Seeds of Love" @ 1010. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:55UTC)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Many thanks for all your support for this blog over the past year. It has been a good year for free radio with plenty of activity on 48 metres (and elsewhere) keeping things interesting.

Nice to hear Laser back to 24 hour operation (even though propagation has not been too kind) and some great programmes from Weekend Music Radio.

The Dutch stations always there to keep us entertained and keeping the free radio flag flying.

I wonder what 2008 will bring?

Mon Dec 24

6210: Radio Waves Int playing country music @ 1135. Weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6220: Laser Hot Hits @ 1035 with a live Christmas Eve programme presented by Martin Scott. Nice to hear some live shows from Laser. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6240: Crazy Wave Radio playing rock music @ 1025 with Chris Ise. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6265: Radio Altrex (confirmed by station) heard @ 1040 playing polka and oldies. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6300: Radio Shadowman heard @ 1250 playing Ultravox "Vienna," followed by ID in Dutch then off. Strong signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Black Power heard with schlager and polka @ 1445. SINPO 34433. Heard @ 1515 in QSO with Shadowman.

6307: Radio Boomerang playing Christmas music @ 1405, before signing off and asking for QSO. A station came on briefly on 6300 but possible techincal problems as went off again. SINPO 44444.

(updated 15:15UTC)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sun Dec 23

3910: Weekend Music Radio playing "Wonderful Christmas Time" @ 0850. Coming in better now on this frequency than yesterday evening. SINPO 44433.

3945: Weekend Music Radio with Andy Walker playing Christmas records @ 1550 and talking what stations will be on over Christmas. SINPO 34433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 1545 with Colin Dixon playing "Wonderful Christmas Time" (seems to be a popular record, today!) and greeting listeners. Good signal at the moment. SINPO 44444.

5815: Orion Radio playing Christmas music @ 0845, greeting listeners. Not as strong this week. SINPO 34433.

5825: Radio Pandora heard @ 1310 with Steve St John giving out contact details. Signal here S5-6. I've not heard this station properly for a long time. Some buzzing-type QRM. SINPO 33433.

6140: Radio Gloria via Germany signing on @ 1300 and playing The Escape Club "Come Alive." SINPO 55544.

6200: Radio Scotland Int heard @ 1225 playing "It's A Family Affair." Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio 48 heard @ 1255 playing rock music, utility QRM. Poor short skip conditions today so not much heard from the UK. SINPO 23432.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) playing "Fairytale of New York," by the Pogues @ 1008, splash from Brother Stair on 6220. SINPO 23432.

6220: A terrible mess here @ 1215. Mystery Radio seemed to be in there, plus Brother Stair and possibly a third station. All on exactly 6220. None of them dominant on the channel.

6265: Radio Altrex playing rock music @ 1015, fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6271: Radio Zodiac @ 1057 playing U2 "Sunday, Bloody Sunday." Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6275: Radio Doctor Tim playing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" @ 1003. Fair signal, S6-7 here. SINPO 34433.

6280: Antonio Radio @ 0945 playing schlager and oldies, ID at 0955. SINPO 34433.

6284: Radio Royal heard @ 1200 playing polka, with some help from his child! SINPO 34333.

6292: Radio Perfekt playing German Christmas songs @ 1040, some utility QRM. Signal reaching fair peaks. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Shadowman playing Dire Straits @ 1030, ID in Dutch. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Boomerang playing Wham's "Last Christmas" @ 1120. Strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6305: Radio Northpole playing Christmas records @ 1035. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Condor heard @ 1130 with dance music, some splash from Boomerang. SINPO 33433.

6310: Delta Radio playing schlager @ 1205, ID and contact info in Dutch. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Quintus with schlager and oldies @ 0935, giving out email address and hotline number. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio now faded in on this channel @ 0925 with Jack playing some seasonal music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6430: Radio Victoria playing oldies @ 1025, contact only possible by email. SINPO 34433.

6524: Radio Ramoma @ 0930 playing Paul McCartney's "Frog Chorus." SINPO 34433.

6540: Radio Brigitte (tent) playing schlager @ 1045. SINPO 34433.

(updated 15:50UTC)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sat Dec 22

3900: SW Pirate heard @ 2235 playing the carol "Silent Night," giving out email address. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

3910: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 2045 playing Christmas music. Fair signal but 75m not performing well tonight. SINPO 34333.

3930: Radio Victoria with ID, playing song "Forever Young" @ 2050. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing a Dave Edmunds song @ 1605. Just getting dark here. SINPO 34433. Annoyingly, within five minutes signal had disappeared!

6220: Unid. Non-stop choral Christmas music heard @ 1240. Brother Stair's preaching was on earlier. Good signal. SINPO 44433. Update: Brother Stair back on this afternoon so musical interlude probably part of the Overcomer broadcast, relayed via Laser, I expect.

6235: KBC via Lithuania playing Pink Floyd "Money" @ 2250. Usual strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6265: Radio Oscar Zulu playing oldies. Heard @ 1035 with Duran Duran's "View to a Kill." Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

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

6290: Unid station playing dance music @ 1105, announcement said closing down, but no ID. Co-channel Cairo. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Royal playing polka @ 0920, followed by ID and email address. Modulation sounded a bit better. SINPO 34333. To hear recording click here

6305: Radio Black Power @ 1433 putting in a good signal, talk in Dutch, playing song from 80s. SINPO 44433.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int testing new mixer. Heard @ 1050 giving out hotline number, audio and mixing sounded fine. SINPO 34433.

6310: Delta Radio (Gelderland) playing schlager and pop, ID @ 1503. Good signal peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6311: Radio Lowland heard @ 1425 playing a Dutch song before closing down. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6427v: Radio Pionier playing schlager @ 1438, ID in Dutch. Bad modulation. SINPO 34432.

9290: Radio City v Latvia @ 0930 with music from 50s and 60s. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:50UTC)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas on the radio

The Mighty KBC is on the air this Christmas on 6255:
Christmas Day: 1000-1430UTC with a special Wolfman Jack X-Mas Show......4.5 hours with the Mighty Wolf blasting out of your speakers....
December 26: 1000-1430UTC. No idea what we will air.....could be anything...
(kbc forum)

Latvia relays on 9290:
Christmas Day: Radio Joystick 0900-1000UTC followed by Irish-based station Caroline Classic Rock from 1000-1200UTC. More info about this station on the website at:
(info via Tom Taylor)

Fri Dec 21

4025: Laser Hot Hits faded in for short time @ 1840 with a recording of an interview with Dave 'The Fish' Turner about Radio Caroline. Signal disappeared again a few minutes later. SINPO 34333.

6235: KBC via Lithuania with the Wolfman Jack show @ 2255 followed by the sign off. SINPO 55544.

6275: Radio Rainbow via Laser Hot Hits @ 1040, playing Supertramp "Give A Little Bit." This was followed by a Laser Hot Hits Christmas show. SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Black Power playing "Forever Young" @ 1340 followed by ID in Dutch then "Video Killed The Radio Star," then off. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1200 with talk about the frequencies Laser uses. Signal faded out a few minutes later. SINPO 34433.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

New pirate forum

American pirate operator Darklife (who is also a regular on the Alfa Lima forum) has set up a new pirate forum.

He says: "Check out our new pirate radio forums. We need members because the forums were just opened. They contain all kinds of subforums for pirate radio along with a general chit chat forum. So join in on the fun..."

The address is (via swpirates)

While on the subject of forums, while checking out the Alfa Lima forum this morning I was shocked at the amount of spam in the message boards, mainly the first one - Pirates Shortwave.

I know the moderators are busy people with lives to lead but could someone go in every day and just clear this rubbish off. Also don't click on these postings - it will just encourage the spammers to post more if they think people are looking at it.

Even better would be to find a solution to stopping it altogether.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wed Dec 19

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 2120 playing oldies. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1035 with the Jolly Roger programme, playing 60s music. SINPO 44433.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tues Dec 18

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 2145 with Stewart Ross playing Thin Lizzy "Boys Are Back in Town." SINPO 34333.

6421: Laser Hot Hits playing dance music @ 1135. Fair signal - S7-8. SINPO 34433.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Mon Dec 17

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing pop @ 1945. Fair signal here, but gone by 2035. SINPO 34333.

6280: Radio Merlin Int putting in a good signal @ 1035, playing "Radio Wall of Sound." Bit of fading. SINPO 44433.

6306: Unid station playing country music. Weak signal so haven't been able to catch an ID. SINPO 24332.

6421: Laser Hot Hits with dance music @ 1030. SINPO 34433.

(updated 20:35UTC)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sun Dec 16

3910: Weekend Music Radio with Radio Luxembourg recordings @ 0900. SINPO 34433.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing ELO "Mr Blue Sky" @ 1655. Some splash from strong station on 3955. SINPO 33433. Meanwhile at 2325, coming in very well, playing Radio Caroline recordings from Christmas 1979 - SINPO 44444.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing Europe "It's the Final Countdown" @ 2315. No signal earlier but 75m seems to have picked up at this late hour. Some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

5815: Orion Radio playing "Driving Home for Christmas" @ 0905, and then sign off. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6199: Radio Rapido playing 80s mx, ID in morse @ 1155. Some utility and SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

6210: Radio 48 greeting listeners, playing song by Thin Lizzy @ 1200. SINPO 34433.

6205: Radio Borderhunter with one of the best signals this morning. Heard @ 0940 with schlager and Christmas music. Signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0910. SINPO 34433. Heard at 1700 with a live programme presented by Chris Ise. Fair signal here and some local QRM. SINPO 33433.

6255: Laser Hot Hits via JRRI @ 1035 with promo for Radio Review mag, playing 60s music. SINPO 34333.

6271: Radio Doctor Tim giving out hotline @ 1015 and greeting listeners. Weak signal but fair peaks here. SINPO 24332.

6280: Radio Devalon @ 0935 with one of his occasional programmes, playing music from 50s and 60s plus free radio news. Off at 1030. SINPO 44433.

6285: Radio Royal playing schlager, bad modulation. SINPO 34332.

6285: Radio Zodiac giving out phone number @ 1225, playing Christmas music. SINPO 44433.

6290: Radio East Coast Holland @ 0920 mentioning his programme with VOTN on New Year's Eve, playing oldies, some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Sallandse Boer @ 1055 with ID, playing rock music. SINPO 34333.

6300: Skyline International Radio playing polka, ID @ 1220, calling Sallandse Boer. Good signal. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6305: Antonio Radio with 60s music @ 0925. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Oscar Zulu battling for control of this frequency @ 1235 with a station playing schlager. Both coming in about same strength here, although the schlager station had the edge. ROZ IDed @ 1300 with email address, other station also heard announcing sign off but couldn't get his name. SINPO for ROZ was 32432 and after co-channel station closed 34333.

6310: Radio Lowland heard @ 1245 playing Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street." Splash from 6305. Off with ID at 1257. SINPO 33333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio @ 0955 with Andy Walker playing the Animals "When I Was Young." Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6421: Laser Hot Hits playing recordings from Laser 558 @ 1150. SINPO 34433.

6524: Radio Ramona @ 0930 with soft rock music. Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

(updated 23:25UTC)

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sat Dec 15

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 2220 with Andy Walker going through listeners' reports. SINPO 34333.

3921: SW Pirate
(tent) @ 1635 with a weak signal. Could hear Christmas music and announcement on signal peaks. SINPO 23332.

4025: Laser Hot Hits
playing Laser 558 recordings @ 1625. Some SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.

6210: Radio 48 heard playing Motorhead "Ace of Spaces" @ 1030. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) @ 1045 playing oldies. Weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 2315. SINPO 34433.

6235: KBC with Radio Mi Amigo via Lithuania @ 2225 playing oldies. Strong signal again. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the A-Z of Classic Pop show, playing "Grease is the Word" @ 0915. SINPO 34333.

6280: Radio Merlin Int said was having antenna problems @ 1025, playing "All Right Now," by Free. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6295: Orion Radio heard with rock music, signing off @ 1035. He said will be back on air tomorrow morning. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Valencia playing schlager @ 1040, swamping Altrex on 6307. SINPO 33433.

6305: ROZ playing 60s music @ 1440, ID came at 1458 before signing off. Some splash from Quintus. SINPO 33433.

6307: Radio Altrex @ 1033 lost underneath station on 6305. SINPO 32432.

6310: Radio Quintus playing schlager and oldies. Giving out hotline @ 1430. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6310: Radio Alice playing oldies @ 1535, putting in a good signal here. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Merlin heard @ 1200 with ID, playing pop. Different programme to stronger 6280. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6421: Laser Hot Hits playing pop @ 1020. SINPO 34433.

(updated 23:15UTC)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fri Dec 14

4025: Laser Hot Hits putting in a very good signal @ 1920 playing Calvin Harris "Acceptable in the 80s." Also thanks for mentioning this blog - glad the reports are useful. Signal S9+10db. In parallel with 6421 which is also coming in well at this time. SINPO 44433.

6235: KBC via Lithuania with the Wolfman Jack show @ 2240 playing 60s surf music. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6310: Unid station playing 60s music @ 1925. Quite noisy frequency and fading but 48m open surprisingly late. SINPO 33333.

6421: Laser Hot Hits'
signal finally made it @ 1135 after hearing nothing during checks earlier the morning. Heard with a sponsored programmes promo and playing some music from the 60s. SINPO 34433.

(updated 22:40UTC)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thurs Dec 13

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2305 playing "Rosanna." Conditions poorer than earlier in the week on 75m. Signal poor-fair with fading. SINPO 24332.

6310: Radio Skywire
heard @ 1320 playing Dutch rock n roll, ID. Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.

6421: Laser Hot Hits playing Justin Hayward "Forever Autumn" @ 1030. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 23:05UTC)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wed Dec 12

3935: Laser Hot Hits/Rainbow (pres) @ 2045 from posts of Alfa Lima and Achim's blog. Very weak here - not as clear as last night's test.

4025: Laser Hot Hits giving out station address @ 2040, playing oldies. SINPO 33433.

6421: Laser Hot Hits @ 1025 playing pop. Signal struggling at the moment althought might break through later. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:30UTC)

NY Eve broadcast

Hello all,

RECH (Radio East Coast Holland) will do it again on shortwave and medium wave together with the VOTN (Voice of the Netherlands) on New Year's Eve.

On medium wave we can use the TX of Radio Vrijdrenthe on 1476Khz with about 300watts.

On shortwave we will use the 100 watts of votn. We start around 0900utc and we close about 1600utc.

But is is live so maybe we will do it a little bit longer. We have two hot live telephone numbers ECH 0031-625 426 740, votn 0031-623 968 182 and also two e-mail addresses votn @ and eastcoastholland @

Hopefully you will listening on 31-12-2007 again.

Greetings ronald & gerrie.

(via swpirates)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tues Dec 11

It is good to see 75 metres propagating well in the evenings now after several weeks of just hearing noise. Writing this at 2315, listening to Laser on 4025 - signal a steady S9 just nudging +10dB. Good signal here.

3935: Radio Rainbow @ 1930 with a test transmission. Announcement on a loop tape asking for reports to the usual Hotmail address over a dance music soundtrack. SINPO 34333. To hear recording click here

4025: Laser Hot Hits reading listeners' reports @ 1935. Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6421: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1015 playing offshore recordings of RNI and Radio Mi Amigo. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

(updated 23:15UTC)

Radio Mistletoe Xmas broadcast

Merry Christmas to everyone here!

It's time once again for our special Christmas show on shortwave!
Last year's show was a great success and everyone enjoyed it.

This year we decided to open up the e-mail address early so that you could write in with your requests, dedications, or simple a greeting for inclusion in the show!

This is a busy time of year here at the North Pole, so write as soon as you can!

Our e-mail address has changed slightly. It's now radiomistletoe @

Of course we can't give you a broadcast schedule at this time. But be sure to tune around over the Christmas season and hopefully you'll hear the show.

Thanks for your wonderful support!
73's from the North Pole!

Kris Kringle

(info via Shortwave Report Europe via Alfa Lima forum)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mon Dec 10

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing dance music @ 1820. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sun Dec 9

3945: Weekend Music Radio @ 1905 talking about strange laws in the USA, playing Billy Ocean song. Splash from strong international station on 3955. SINPO 43433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 1900 with advert for Offshore Echoes mag and playing oldies. SINPO 34333.

5805: Radio Telstar South @ 1020 playing song "Captain Scarlet." Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

5815: Orion Radio getting in the Christmas mood with some festive music. Heard @ 0905 playing "Driving Home for Christmas." Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

5825: Radio Boomerang (tent) playing Supertramp "Dreamer" @ 0910. Good signal but signed off while I was checking the 48mb! SINPO 44433.

6210: Radio 48 heard with music by Judas Priest @ 1100. Signal finally faded in. SINPO 34333.

6255: Britain Radio Int v JRRI playing song by Gabrielle @ 1000. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6255: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI @ 1235 playing dance music. SINPO 34433.

6260: Radio Borderhunter making a welcome return to the airwaves. Heard @ 1130 playing some Dutch songs. Good signal and usual excellent audio. SINPO 44433.

6265: Premier Radio Int @ 0930 with 60s and 70s music. Weak station underneath. SINPO 33433.

6280: Radio Royal playing "Africa" by Toto @ 0925. Weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6285: Radio Saturnus with ID and schlager @ 1105. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6299: Magic AM coming in well @ 0935 with a song by Paul Young. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Paardenkracht playing some instrumental music @ 1330 with IDs. SINPO 34433.

6318: Radio Zodiac playing "Rocking All Over The World" @ 1045. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6327: Radio Waves Int (tent) heard with country music @ 1055. Poor signal with some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with Andy Walker's disco show, playing "The Best Disco in Town" @ 0915. Good signal peaking at 9+20dB. SINPO 44444.

6421: Laser Hot Hits @ 1240 with a promo for sponsored shows, playing ELO. SINPO 34433.

6430: Radio Victoria playing oldies @ 1015 followed by ID. SINPO 34433.

6524: Radio Ramona heard @ 1243 giving out email address, playing the song "Will You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz." Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 19:10UTC)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Sat Dec 8

75 metres best for a long time this evening with several stations coming in very well here, especially Bluestar, WMR and Bogusman.

3904: Radio Bluestar heard @ 1800 playing schlager and A-Ha "Take on Me," followed by ID. Fair signal here. SINPO 34433. To hear recording click here

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 1805 with Andy Walker playing recordings from 80s soul station Radio Invicta. SINPO 24332. Much improved signal by 2200.

3920: SW Pirate @ 2150 with a weak signal. Could just hear music here above noise level. SINPO 23332. (Thanks to Dr Tim for ID - see comments)

3932: Bogusman heard @ 2040 chatting about different topics, including flies, swearing and delivering newspapers. Also playing alternative music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing David Bowie "Let's Dance" @ 2045. SINPO 34333.

6235: KBC via Lithuania signing on @ 2200 and going into a rock song. Strong signal - S9+30dB. SINPO 54544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 0920 playing oldies from the 70s. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6307: Radio Altrex with pop and IDs at 1005. Swamped by Condor when he signed on a few minutes later. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music @ 1010. Fair-good signal reaching S9. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with recordings from 70s London FM pirate Invicta. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Casablanca via Latvia playing schlager @ 1215. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:00UTC)

Friday, December 07, 2007

Fri Dec 7

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing Elvis "Return to Sender" @ 2255. Fair signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6235: KBC via Lithuania @ 2240 with the Wolfman Jack show. SINPO 55544.

6285: VO The Netherlands with non-stop rock and pop. Heard @ 1025 playing "Burning Heart." ID came at 1045, giving out hotline number. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Altrex with dance music @ 1030. SINPO 34433.

6315v: Radio Pionier playing schlager @ 1035, occasional IDs, lousy modulation (as usual) and drifting. SINPO 34432.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thurs Dec 6

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 2005 playing Lionel Richie "Dancing on the Ceiling." SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

KBC goes daily

The Mighty KBC will start the 1st of January 2008 with a daily show of one hour on shortwave...starting at 22.00 hours UTC on 6235 kHz.

Monday till Friday - The Wolfman Jack Show
Saturday - Eric van Willegen and some other interesting deejays
Sunday - BIG L International 1395 & The Mighty KBC

(info from kbc forum)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tues Dec 4

4025: Laser Hot Hits with offshore recordings @ 2330. Some occasional SSB QRM. SINPO 23332.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Mon Dec 3

4025: Laser Hot Hits audible @ 2300, playing "Don't Bring Me Down." SINPO 24332.

6421: Laser Hot Hits with Steve Roberts playing a song by Broken English @ 1010. Fair signal here - first time I've managed to hear Laser on this frequency for a few days. Unfortunately it was short-lived as by 1030 signal had faded out again. It is a pity the signal fades in and out like this rather than staying consistent all day - but then that's shortwave for you! SINPO 34433.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sun Dec 2

Poor conditions with only the Dutch stations putting in good signals. No short skip for reception of English stations like Underground. Also very wet and windy here today (hope the longwire doesn't blow down!).

3945: Weekend Music Radio with Andy Walker and his cover version show, playing "A Message to you Rudy" @ 1600. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Radio Mi Amigo recordings @ 1620. Some local QRM. SINPO 33433.

5815: Orion Radio heard @ 0850 playing polka, greeting listeners. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5965: MV Baltic Radio via Wertachtal, Germany signing on @ 1300, playing Jimi Hendrix song. SINPO 45444.

6210: Radio 48 heard briefly @ 1125 playing ELO song. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0855. SINPO 34333.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio playing alternative music @ 1155 with IDs in German. SINPO 34333.

6245: Radio Underground @ 1120 with Steve talking about having his bike nicked. Faded out again a few minutes later. SINPO 34333.

6260: Unid station heard @ 1115 playing Prince's "Purple Rain." Only on for short time. SINPO 34333. (Radio Shadowman - see comments)

6265: Premier Radio playing music from the 60s and 70s @ 0910. SINPO 34433.

6294: Crystal Radio (tent) playing a U2 song @ 0950. Gave out hotline and email address. SINPO 34333. Kessel Radio according ot Dr Tim's News.

6300: Hermits from Holland from east side of the Netherlands heard @ 1040 playing polka and schlager. Gave out hotline and mailing address of PO Box 73, Neede. Featuring Mr Spaceman. Good signal. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6303: Radio Boomerang playing oldies @ 1005, co-channel QRM from station wanting to QSO. SINPO 43433.

6303: Radio Shadowman in QSO with Boomerang @ 1013. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Viking playing instrumental music, oldies and schlager, few IDs. Heard @ 0905. SINPO 44433. Update: Still heard @ 1220 with woman giving out hotline number. also mentioned Tante Voek. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Paardenkracht giving out email address @ 0955, playing schlager. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing song "Have A Life" @ 1020. SINPO 34433.

(updated 16:20UTC)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sat Dec 1

3910: Weekend Music Radio with Andy Walker playing original and cover versions of songs this week. Heard at 1705 playing the original 60s version of "Bye Bye Baby." He must have a massive record collection! Good signal but fading out. SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing "More than a Woman" @ 1535. Fair signal but fades out a few minutes later. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1925. Noisy frequency and signal soon disappeared back into the noise. SINPO 33333.

6235: KBC with Radio Mi Amigo via Lithuania signing on @ 2200 opening with "Dancing In The Street." Signal S9+20dB. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing recordings of Radio Caroline @ 1015. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Boomerang @ 1405 with schlager and dance music, greeting listeners. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6306: Unid Dutch station with oldies @ 1025. Deep fades. SINPO 24332.

6327: Radio Alice playing schlager @ 1510. Signal started well but faded off. SINPO 34433.

9290: Radio Joystick v Latvia @ 0915 with Charlie Prince playing dance music. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:05UTC)