Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wed Apr 18

6205 1910 Laser Hot Hits. Art of Noise, then the Shangrilas. SINPO 44433.
7726 1917 Zeppelin Radio. "Stars on 45" Abba mix then a blues song. SINPO 35333.

(via Twente SDR)

eQSL from Greek pirate Zeppelin Radio

My tentative reception of Zeppelin Radio on Monday has been rewarded with an eQSL from the station. In an email the operator said he uses a homebrew 110W transmitter with 47m longwire antenna. Although Greek pirates are regularly heard mixing with the Dutch at the top of medium wave, not so many are heard on shortwave.

This is only my third shortwave Greek pirate - the others were Odyssey Radio and Spider Radio, around 10 years ago. Many thanks for this eQSL.

His email address is

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tues Apr 17

1625 2015 Radio Marianne. "Marianne" song, SINPO 44433.
1645 2152 Radio Melkbus. Greetings, polka. SINPO 24332.
3945 2137 Dance Wave Shortwave. Patti Smith "Because the Night," SINPO 23332.
6240 1703 Ronnie AM. Laura Brannigan "Self Control," Tina Turner "Simply the Best." SINPO 23332.
6285 1535 Atlantis FM Tenerife via relay. Mariah Carey "Fantasy," SINPO 34333.
6375 1527 Harmony Radio. 'Beautiful music on Harmony' jingle, easy listening music. SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Mon April 16

6205 1611 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. Tom Petty "Running Down A Dream," Nick Straker Band "Walk in the Park," sudden fade of signal. SINPO 44433.
6285 1620 Atlantis FM via relay. Take That "Rule the World," SINPO 24332.
7726 1915 Zeppelin Radio (pres). Non-stop instrumental music, no IDs heard during time I was listening. SINPO 35333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sun Apr 15

1685 2135 The Ghoul. Switch to medium wave. Heard with music from Alan Parsons Project and Steely Dan "Ricky Don't Lose That Number." Then Bogusman opening with The Adverts "Gary Gilmore's Eyes." Weak with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
3936 2150 Radio Dr Tim. Radio Osaka tribute programme. SINPO 24332.
4895 0903 Dance Wave Shortwave. Dance music. SINPO 25332.
6205 0838 Laser Hot Hits. Nick Kamen "Each Time You Break My Heart," SINPO 33333.
6210 0822 Radio King Shortwave. Rock music. SINPO 33333.
6260 0908 Radio Zeewolf. Rock & dance music. SINPO 34333.
6285 0850 Energy FM via relay. Audio feed problem with sound cutting out. Fair signal.
6285 1530 Atlantis FM via relay. Blondie "Sunday Girl," Tenerife ads, audio problem fixed now. SINPO 34433.
6375 0855 Harmony Radio. Easy listening music. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

It has been an incredibly quiet Sunday on 48 metres as operators don't bother switching on due to on-going bad propagation. If you haven't seen it, Terry's blog explains what's going on: 

Let's hope conditions improve. A lot of the Dutch seem to concentrating on the top end of medium wave. Last night was busy on MW and I was getting many good signals - even on a small portable in the west of England. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sat Apr 14

*1625 1840 Radio Pandora (NL). Rock, greetings, jingle ID. SINPO 34433.
*1640 1837 Radio Relmus. Greetings, ID, signing off. SINPO 34333.
*1655 1847 Radio Golfbreker. Dutch music. SINPO 34433.
3940 1640 Radio 319 (pres). State of Trance dance music programme, then into Radio Caroline at 1649. SINPO 34333.
6205 1418 Laser Hot Hits. Mungo Jerry "Alright Alright Alright," SINPO 34333.
6265 1907 Crazy Wave Radio. Electro music, using 50W. SINPO 34333.
6285 1427 Energy FM via relay. Dance & pop. SINPO 35433.
6295 1855 Radio Dr Tim. Tribute programme to operator of Radio Osaka. SINPO 23332.
6320 1405 Radio Joey. Dance versions of "Age of Aquarius" and "Freedom." SINPO 44433.
6375 1413 Harmony Radio. Easy listening music. SINPO 33333.
6423 1432 Studio 52. Bryan Adams "Summer of 69," greetings. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *via Kiwi SDR, Peterborough)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Fri Apr 13

6205 1640 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. "Sending out an SOS," then "Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache." SINPO 44433.
6285 1650 Coast FM via relay. Adele "Send My Love," Tenerife adverts. SINPO 44433.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Irish pirate radio history

This month's Wireless on Flirt FM features aspects of the history of the Irish pirate radio era of the 1970s and 1980s.

2018 is the 30th anniversary of the closure of the pirates in anticipation of new broadcasting legislation.

The programme features an interview with Irish radio historian Eddie Bohan on a new exhibition on the pirates to open in Dublin in May, and an interview with veteran broadcaster David Baker who worked in various Dublin stations in the 1980s and went on to radio in the UK.

(Info: John Walsh, BDXC email group)