Monday, July 22, 2019

Mon Jul 22

5030 1849 Radio 319. Sixties music, Mi Amigo jingles. SINPO 24332. Moved to 5050 at 1856, also SINPO 24332.
5035 2040 Radio Pamela. ID/email address, Europe "The Final Countdown." SINPO 24332.
5140 1702 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5775 1651 Zenith Classic Rock. The Doors "Light My Fire," Chicago "Just You n Me." SINPO 34333.
5800 1645 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recording. SINPO 44433.
6210 1904 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Parliament "P-Funk." SINPO 34333.
6275 2015 Quadzilla Radio. Pirates for Peace promo, ID, greetings, closing down. SINPO 44433.
7725 2022 Zeppelin Radio (pres). Frankie Vaughan "Look At That Girl." SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Pirates For Peace seeks radio logos

Link to Pirates for Peace promo:

Photos from Radio Johnny Walker

I heard Dutch station  Radio Johnny Walker yesterday on 6275 kHz. I sent him an audio clip and he replied with some photos and information about his station. He said he has been on shortwave for seven years, using 30W power. His email address is 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sun Jul 21

3905 1721 Radio Kachelboer. Box Tops "Cry Like A Baby," Barry Ryan "Eloise," testing new transmitter. SINPO 44433.
5140 1700 Charleston Radio Int. Music and radio newsreel clips from 1920s. SINPO 34333.
5700 1635 Radio Aristona. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
5775 0938 Zenith Classic Rock. Steely Dan "Ricky Don't Lose that Number." SINPO 34333.
5810 0921 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34333.
6205 0932 Laser Hot Hits. DJ Quicksilver "Bellisima." SINPO 44433.
6210 0914 Radio King Shortwave. They Might Be Giants "Birdhouse In Your Soul," splash from Laser and SSB QRM. SINPO 32432.
6230 0857 Radio Casanova. ID, greetings, "My African Lady." SINPO 34333.
6270 1715 Premier Radio Int. The Cars "Drive," M "Pop Music." SINPO 24332.
6275 0905 Radio Johnny Walker. Dutch instrumental music, IDs. SINPO 24332.
6276 1419 Radio Polkawelle. Polka music. SINPO 34333.
6285 1001 Radio Quadzilla. Hank the Knife "Stan the Gunman," The Classics "Yellow Sun of Ecuador." SINPO 34333.
6285 2149 Radio Johnny Tobacco. "Heart of Gold," "The Covers Over Me." SINPO 54444.
6290 0948 Radio Zwarte Non. Dutch songs. SINPO 24332.
6300 1402 Radio Batavia. ID, greetings, Shadows "Apache," Nena "Anyplace Anytime Anywhere," splash from Reflections Europe on 6295. SINPO 43443.
6305 1417 Radio Batavia. Move from 6300. SINPO 44444.
6390 1642 Studio 52. Donna Summer "I Feel Love," Giorgio Moroder "From Here to Eternity." SINPO 34333.
12140U 2208 Mix Radio Int (USA). Jazz music, canned IDs by woman. SINPO 35333.

(via a Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sat Jul 20

4974 2036 Radio Pamela. ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Loving." SINPO 23332.
5140 1710 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.
5775 1623 Zenith Classic Rock. Supertramp "Love Hollywood," Jefferson Starship "With Your Love." SINPO 45444.
6205 1615 Laser Hot Hits. Everything But the Girl then Barbara Tucker "Beautiful People." SINPO 34333.
6280 2025 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Schlager, country. SINPO 44433.
6290 2012 Channel 92. Elton John "Rocketman," Michael Jackson "Billie Jean," IDs. SINPO 34333.
6295 1858 Radio Joey. Snowy White "Bird of Paradise," Styx "Babe." SINPO 34333.
6305 1959 Enterprise Radio. Techno versions of "You Spin Me Round," "Forever Young." SINPO 34333.
6390 1716 Ronnie AM. "Popcorn," ID, greetings, "Girl Like You." SINPO 34333.
6875 1851 Radio Europe (Italy). Soul music, ID, off 1853. SINPO 34333.
7725 1917 Zeppelin Radio (pres). The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go," Deacon Blue " Real Gone Kid." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Free radio and other DX links

I've given the links section on my Shortwave Pirates website ( a tidy up.

Here you can find many useful links, including to other free radio blogs and radio forums.

There's links to other free radio websites, including a nostalgia category with links to websites featuring pirate radio from the past.

In addition there's categories for general DX websites, SDRs and frequency guides.

If you know of any other useful/interesting websites I might have missed, you can post them in the comments section and I can add them to the list.

The link is:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fri Jul 19

4954 2220 Radio Pamela. Lene Lovich "Lucky Number," ID, Andrew Gold "Lonely Boy," slight whistle from station on 4950. SINPO 23332.
5140 1935 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5775 1946 Zenith Classic Rock. Kim Jennett song, utility QRM. SINPO 33433.
6205 1647 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Cher "Believe," T Rex "Metal Guru." SINPO 34433.
6210 1557 Radio King Shortwave. Simple Minds "Summer," ID jingle, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
6260 1911 Radio Aristona. Dutch music, off a few minutes later. SINPO 24332.
6260 1916 Panda Radio. Move from 6270, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6270 1915 Panda Radio. Three Degrees "When Will I See You Again," splash from 6280. SINPO 23332.
6280 1846 Radio Mustang. Hermans Hermits "There's A Kind of Hush," Spencer Davis Group "Gimme Some loving." SINPO 55444.
6295 1604 Radio Cuckoo. Kool & The Gang "Fresh," ID jingle, Chic "Le Freak." SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thurs Jul 18

5025 1840 Radio 319. Radio Veronica recordings, 60s music. SINPO 44433.
5140 1830 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5775 1845 Zenith Classic Rock. Pink Floyd track. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio Pandora QSL cards

A package was received from Radio Pandora today containing two QSL cards, info sheets and letter. Pandora first took to the airwaves in 1993 with a transmitter built by Apollo Engineering. Operator Steve St John had a few technical problems but in 1995 with help from Bill Lewis of Live Wire Radio was able to get back on the air and has been broadcasting ever since.

Over the years he has also relayed other stations including Radio Joystick, Voice of South Dublin Radio, Pipeline Radio and WRCR.

These days he runs  the transmitter at 85 Watts into a half wave dipole. Although reception has been patchy recently, last Saturday when I heard him the signal was booming in on 6322.5 kHz. A report was emailed to Pandora who sent the QSLs by post.

Thanks Steve.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wed Jul 17

5140 1955 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44333.
5775 1751 Zenith Classic Rock. Mick Ronson "The Empty Bed," Genesis "Dance on a Volcano." SINPO 454444.
6205 1744 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott's retro chart show. Justin "It's All About You," Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way." SINPO 44333.
6290 2041 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Country music. SINPO 55444.
6295 1935 Transatlantic Broadcast. Easybeats "Friday on My Mind." SINPO 34333.
7725 2000 Zeppelin Radio (pres). Dr Hook "Sylvia's Mother," Pavlov's Dog "Julia." SINPO 35333.
11640U 2136 Mix Radio Int (USA). Heart "Alone," Soft Cell "Tainted Love," Patty Smyth "The Warrior." ID. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

FRS Holland summer evening broadcasts

Dear FRS Friends,

We have some good news...FRS-Holland  will be on air with two Summer evening broadcasts.

In the past 5 years, these typical evening broadcasts proved to be very successful. Not only because of good reception but also because of the thematic programmes which were certainly to the taste of many SW/ Free Radio enthusiasts.

The first Summer evening broadcast will take place on Sunday July 28th.
For full details: go to 

The July 28th broadcast runs from 1652-2100UTC on 7700 & 5810 kHz (or 5800 kHz).

The 2nd one will be our 39th Anniversary  being planned for Sunday September 1st. Details will follow in the 2nd half of August.

Have a good weekend...'see' you soon on the SW free radio bands!

73s, Peter V. on behalf of the FRS crew

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tues Jul 16

5140 1723 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5775 2200 Zenith Classic Rock. Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil," Joni Mitchell song, fading. SINPO 24332.
5785 1644 Radio 319. Tramps "Disco Inferno," Gilbert O'Sullivan "Alone Again," ID at 1700. SINPO 34333.
6205 1650 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Cher "Believe" & "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves." SINPO 34333.
6275 1936 Unid. Dutch music, talking in Dutch at 1943, but also co-channel SSB. SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mon Jul 15

5140 1714 Charleston Radio Int. Music from 1920s-1940s. SINPO 34333.
5800 1942 Rebel Ska & Reggae Radio. Desmond Dekker "Shing A Ling." SINPO 44433.
6205 1705 Laser Hot Hits. Candlelight "Can I Get There," Propaganda song, 'spitting' utility QRM. SINPO 33433.
6225 1833 Radio Lesbos (pres). Non-stop Greek music. SINPO 34333.
6300 1919 Radio Discovery. Anita Baker "Sweet Love." SINPO 44333.
6290 2017 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Country music. SINPO 55444. Moved to 6300 at 2025, still SINPO 55444.
6320 2031 Radio Sovereign (pres). JJ Cale "Crazy Mama," Thin Lizzy "Waiting for an Alibi," Radio Nova jingles heard. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England) 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sun Jul 14

5740 1132 Radio Pamela. The Crystals "Da Do Ron Ron." SINPO 24332.
5800 1530 Rebel Ska & Reggae Radio. The Beat "Tears of a Clown," Barry Biggs "Break Your Promise." SINPO 44433.
6205 1028 Laser Hot Hits. The XX "I Dare You," Sharpe & Numan "Change Your Mind." SINPO 34433.
6305 1126 Radio Merlin Int. The Radio Jackie story. SINPO 34333.
6320 1012 Radio Sovereign. Steve Miller Band "Fly Like An Eagle," Stevie Ray Vaughan "Texas Flood." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Sat Jul 13

5053 1757 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 44333.
5140 1803 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
6205 1549 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Mixmasters "Grand Piano." SINPO 44433.
6270 1754 Radio 102. Yazz "The Only Way Is Up." SINPO 24332.
6275 2035 Radio Quadzilla. "Son of a Preacher Man," T Rex "Get It On." SINPO 44433.
6285 1725 Unid. Relay of Dutch LPAM station TPot. Ricky Nelson "For You," Vanity Fair "Hitching A Ride." SINPO 54444.
6285 2029 Radio Fox 48. Koto "Dragon's Legend." SINPO 33333.
6295 1713 Radio Joey. Meat Loaf "Heaven Can Wait," Boston "Don't Look Back." SINPO 34433.
6301 1749 Unid. Sixities music, possible ID but too weak to understand. SINPO 23332.
6305 2024 Triple L Radio (Johnny Tobacco). Polka, "One Night With You." SINPO 54444.
6322.5 1659 Radio Pandora. Bellamy Brothers "Old Hippy," promo for Achim's website, Primitives "Crash," reading reception reports. Strong peaks! SINPO 44444.
6390 1915 Studio 52. Alice Cooper "Poison." SINPO 44333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)