Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wed Sept 18

5035 1631 Radio Pamela. The Who "Join Together," Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me." SINPO 24332.
5770 1705 Radio Igloo. Music, barely audible, ID through the pirate chat. SINPO 14331.
5780 1640 Radio Harmony. Bing Crosby "Moonlight Becomes You." SINPO 44433.
6205 1652 Laser Hot Hits. Frankie Valli "You're Ready Now," Weird Al Yankovic "Yoda." SINPO 44433.
6270 1658 Radio 319. Vintage Caroline recordings. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR in SW England)

Photos from Radio Tornado

I have received a friendly email from Dutch pirate Radio Tornado who sent me some photos of his studio and equipment. He says he has been active on medium wave for some time but recently started on shortwave. I reported on one of his shortwave tests. His email is Many thanks!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tues Sept 17

1617 1940 Radio Marianne. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1629 1930 Radio Turftrekker. Dutch music. SINPO 43433.
3903 1715 Misti Radio. Rolling Stones "It's Only Rock n Roll," & "Fool to Cry," SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.
5035 1623 Radio Pamela. Billy Idol "Rebel Yell," Steve Earle "Copperhead Road." SINPO 24332.
6205 1638 Laser Hot Hits. Rod Stewart "Rhythm of My Heart," Jim Reeves "When Two Worlds Collided," some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.
6385 1658 Radio Tornado. Utility QRM. SINPO 32332. Moved to 6390 at 1703 playing Marianne Faithfull "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan." SINPO 44333.
9290 1709 Radio Spaceshuttle. Bob Dylan song, just about audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mon Sept 16

1648 2030 Old Timer Radio. Dutch songs & polka, greeting Snowman, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
5035 1701 Radio Pamela. Macoys "Hang on Sloopy," Jim Gilstrap "Swing your Daddy," ID. SINPO 24332.
5780 1652 Radio Harmony. Alfred Butt "Crazy Feet," Spiral Starecase "Broken Hearted Man." SINPO 35433.
6205 1644 Laser Hot Hits. Adele "Set Fire to the Rain," recording of Captain Kremmen (Kenny Everett). SINPO 34333.
6272 1735 Misti Radio. Troggs "Wild Thing," greetings, "Save the Last Dance for Me." SINPO 44433.
6285 1707 Radio Ronalisa. John Fogerty "Big Train from Memphis," ELO "Mr Blue Sky." SINPO 34333.
6285 1722 Radio Zeewolf. QSO with Ronalisa, chatting in Dutch, electro music. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR in SW England)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sun Sept 15

5780 0932 Radio Harmony. Rosemary Clooney "Hey There," The Mills Brothers "I Guess I'll Get the Papers." SINPO 44433.
6205 0917 Laser Hot Hits. Ronnie Lane "The Poacher." SINPO 43433.
6210 0912 Radio King Shortwave. Ironhorse "My Sweet Lui-Louise." SINPO 33433.
6230 0957 Radio Casanova. Dutch music, IDs. SINPO 44433.
6254 0902 Radio Benelux. Creedence Clearwater Revival, talk in German, also on 7480, audio slightly distorted (over modulated?). SINPO 24332.
6270 0922 Love Parade Radio. Eric Clapton "Lay Down Sally," Supertramp "Crime of the Century." SINPO 24332.
6275 1707 Ronnie AM. Dutch version of "Big in Japan," Fischer Z "Marliese." SINPO 44333. Moved to 6270 at 1719 to avoid station on 6280.
6304 1746 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Strong signal, many different genres of music from opera to rock n roll. SINPO 54444.
6850 0942 Blue Moon Radio (pres). Sophie B Hawkins "As I Lay Down," Christine Aguilera "The Voice Within." SINPO 34433.
6940 1720 Premier Radio Int. Irish jig music from East of Eden, then Real Thing "You To Me Are Everything." SINPO 44433.
7480 0952 Radio Benelux. A version of "Shaking All Over," talk in German. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sat Sept 14

3975 2107 Shortwave Radio. Live show with Chris Ise of CWR. U2 "Angel of Harlem," Simple Minds "On the Waterfront." SINPO 54444.
5780 1732 Radio Harmony. Shirley Bassey "I Am What I Am," Gene Kelly "Singing in the Rain." SINPO 34333.
6205 1723 Laser Hot Hits. Prince "Little Red Corvette," Peters & Lee "Welcome Home." SINPO 34333.
6850 2042 Blue Moon Radio (pres). Men At Work "Down Under," Leona Lewis "Run." If this is Blue Moon it would good if they could insert some ID jingles into their programmes. SINPO 34333.
7725 2035 Radio Zeppelin (pres). Flying Pickets "Only You," Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me By Now." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

World Music Radio forced to suspend shortwave service

In an announcement on their Facebook page, WMR has said: "In a completely unexpected move the Danish authorities (Energistyrelsen) has withdrawn the permission to use out of band short wave frequencies (on a non interference basis) for World Music Radio (WMR).

"This means that WMR will be ceasing operations on 5840 and 15805 kHz tomorrow (Sunday September 15th 2019) at 2200 UTC. WMR may return to shortwave – using frequencies inside the official SW bands – but this may take several months.

"Meanwhile WMR continues working on getting on the air on medium wave 927 kHz in Copenhagen.

"Thanks for listening to WMR on short wave for the past almost two years. Please keep listening via internet streaming at "

This will no doubt also hit another low powered Danish station, Radio OZ-Viola which uses 5825 kHz, but no announcement from them yet.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fri Sept 13

5870 1709 Radio Harmony. Nat King Cole "Unforgettable," Frankie Avalon "Venus." SINPO 55444.
6205 1720 Laser Hot Hits. ELO "I Wish I Was A Wild West Hero," Prince "Little Red Corvette." SINPO 44433.
6270 1715 Radio 319. Justin Bieber " If I Was Your Boyfriend." SINPO 44433.
6280 2159 Channel 92. Glenn Miller "In the Mood," SINPO 24332.
6290 1735 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is," greeting Ray, Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round." SINPO 55444.
6390 1653 Radio Deltracks. Zombies "Time of the Season," Lucefora & Boggan "Yage." SINPO 44433.
6747 1644 Radio Pioneer. Donna Summer "I Feel Love." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thurs Sept 12

1640 2012 Radio Columbia. ID, greetings to Alf in English, QSO with Alabama. SINPO 34433.
5780 2000 Radio Harmony. Fifth Dimension "Aquarius," jazz tune. SINPO 54444.
6105 1632 Radio Fox 48. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow," SINPO 24332.
6205 1950 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Marmalade "Rainbow." SINPO 34333.
6260 1958 Radio Zendpiraat. ID/email and off. SINPO 24332.
6286 1942 Radio Abu Dhabi. Polka and country music. SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wed Sept 11

3905 1655 Mike Radio. Instrumental music. SINPO 34333.
4980 1727 Unid. State of Trance ID, DJ mentioning club nights in Ibiza and Sydney, trance music. SINPO 44433.
5073 1720 Mike Radio. Move from 3905, ute QRM. SINPO 43433. Heard on 4920 at 1735 (43433) and 4960 at 1746. SINPO 54444.
5780 1703 Radio Harmony. Louis Armstrong "Where the Blues Were Born," Julie London "I'm in the Mood for love." SINPO 44433.
6205 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Police "So Lonely," The Beatles "Another Girl." SINPO 54444.
6275 1934 Radio Batavia. Toto "Africa," ID, greetings, splash from strong station on 6282. SINPO 43433.
6290 1903 Radio KR1. Anneka "Japanese Boy," Abba "Rock n Roll Band," Bart greeting Terry in Texas, talking about America. SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tues Sept 10

5870 1925 Radio Harmony. Safaris "Image of a Girl," Julie London "Laura," utility on lower side band. SINPO 53443.
5825 1909 Continental Radio (pres). Relay of Dutch FM or internet station with traditional Dutch music. SINPO 44333.
6205 1901 Laser Hot Hits. Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plane Pour Moi," Ian Dury "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick." SINPO 54444.
6280 1659 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, September 09, 2019

Mon Sept 9

5780 1906 Radio Harmony. Nelson Eddie "Rose Marie," Carpenters "Close to You." SINPO 54444.
6205 1844 Laser Hot Hits. Aztec Camera "Somewhere in My Heart," Paul Hardcastle "The Wizard" (Top of the Pops theme in late 80s). SINPO 34333.
6284 1852 Radio Joey. Delerium "Silence," Guru Josh Project "Infinity." SINPO 54444.
6955U 2157 WREC (USA). Deep Purple "Highway Star," weak but clear. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)