Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2007.

Sun Dec 31

Conditions again are disappointing and it's very windy. I hope my longwire doesn't blow down!

3334: Radio Bila Hora (tent). Long talk by men in Czech (?) with extracts of music, playing Boney M "Daddy Cool" @ 2023. Deep fades but reaching fair-good peaks. Buzzing on band making listening difficult and occasional CW QRM. SINPO 33333.

6210: Radio East Coast Holland and Voice of the Netherlands with their New Year's Eve broadcast. Heard @ 0855 playing rock and greeting listeners. SINPO 44333.

6216: Radio King Shortwave (tent) playing oldies @ 1025, splash from 6210. Weak signal with fair peaks (23432).

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 0915. SINPO 34333.

6260: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 1057, hoping he was on a clear channel and playing some oldies. Good signal but fading. SINPO 44433.

6265: Premier Radio Int heard with recording of an American radio station from the 60s @ 1005. SINPO 34333.

6275: Radio Tornado playing oldies @ 1250 and announcing email address: radiotornadoshortwave @ hotmail.com SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Victoria playing oldies @ 0905. Email address: freeradiovictoria @ hotmail.com SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Lycos from Germany heard @ 1345 playing schlager and polka. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Boomerang with a very strong signal @ 0900 playing U2's "New Year's Day." SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Northpole with oldies @ 1010. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Foxfire with dance music @ 1400. Gave email address as radiofoxfire @ hotmail.com

6327: Radio Saturnus with rock and oldies @ 0910 and reporting no damage from the storms that hit the Netherlands.

6375: Radio Brigitte with schlager, ID and email address. Signal weak. SINPO 24332.

6401: Weekend Music Radio with rock and oldies @ 0850. SINPO 44333.

9290: Latvia Today via Ulbroka, Latvia @ 1300. Repeat of the current affairs programme in English produced by Latvian broadcaster Radio SWH. SINPO 44444.

(updated 8.25pm)

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Sat Dec 30

Conditions started well and been going downhill rest of the day. Conditions as bad as the weather here this afternoon (rain and strong winds).

6210: Radio Blue House via Dutch relay heard with a strong signal on 6210 @ 1005 playing blues and rock n roll. Email: radiobluehouse @ hotmail.com and uses SRS Germany mailing address. SINPO 44444.

6210: Unid Dutch station playing oldies and schlager @ 6210. Weak signal (23332). Another station came on top but again not strong enough to get ID.

6220: Mystery Radio with live programme from Chris Ise and Andy Walker starting @ 1800. After the miserable conditions this afternoon Mystery Radio booming in with strong signal here but some fading. SINPO 44433. But problem with the feed as signal went off at 1806 leaving dead air, back on at 1810.

6265: Premier Radio Int (tent) playing 60s music @ 1400. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with pop @ 1135. Signal poor to fair (34433).

6290: Unid station @ 1235 playing schlager. Weak signal. SINPO 23332. Achim's logs say Radio Scirocco.

6300: WNKR heard with brief test @ 1245 with Dave Martin playing a Walker Brothers song. Splash from Boomerang on 6310. SINPO 33433.

6305: Scab (?) FM playing long periods of schlager. First heard @ 1010, with ID and greeting listeners in Dutch @ 1040. Good signal (44444) . Still audible @ 1230 but signal only fair. Not sure about the name. Sounds like Dutch FM pirate. According to Jari on Alfa Lima's forum it is De 8 Onwiezen uut Marle.

6310: Radio Boomerang testing his antenna. Strong signal (44444) @ 1250 playing oldies from 60s and 70s. Also sent greetings to Bycross Radio and Dave.

6475: Radio Campervan (pres) heard playing Black Sabbath track and "We Love the Pirate Stations," @ 0905 but then the signal faded out and nothing more heard. Some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

9290: Latvia Today via the Ulbroka, Latvia transmitter. Heard in English @ 0855 with talk about Latvian food. Signed off @ 0900 to be followed by German dance music station Radio Joystick with one hour programme. Then at 1000 Latvia Today was repeated. SINPO 45444.

(updated 6.10pm)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Fri Dec 29

3922: Radio Boomerang with a great signal @ 2145 playing Billy Idol song, announced antenna test. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1445. Signal weak at moment with frequency quite noisy. Should improve later on. SINPO 23332.

6300: Unid station playing rock, oldies and polka @ 1140. Signal poor-fair with lot of fading. Dutch station but couldn't hear ID before I went out. SINPO 34333.

(updated 9.45pm)

Radio Bila Hora

Radio Bila Hora from Czech Republic will be on air on Sunday (31.12.2006).

Show starts at 1600 GMT.

Frequency is 3333 khz.

Attractive programme with amazing music!

(info via SW Pirates)

Radio Campervan

"Radio Campervan will make an freq change to 6475 khz on the 30th of December starting the show at 09.00UTC.

We will have a special guest in the studio - DJ Starfighter from ex Radio Ravens, a Swedish pirate station active 1998.

So you can look forward to a nice show and a lot of rock music.

Best regards from Mr Campervan and DJ Starfighter"

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thurs Dec 28

Mystery Radio coming in well this evening on 6220 @ 2115 with non-stop pop and jingle IDs. Signal 9+10dB. SINPO 54444.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

East Coast Holland/VO The Netherlands

Radio East Coast Holland and Voice of the Netherlands have announced their traditional New Year's Eve broadcast:

31-12-2006 on shortwave and medium wave:
6210Khz Eastcoastholland & V.O.T.N. (Voice of the Netherlands) short wave. (100watts)
1584Khz Vrij Drenthe & Stem van Nederland medium wave. (500watts).

We try too start around 08.00 local time (0700UTC).

Our new adress for only letters the broadcasting on 31-12-2006.
E.C.H. & V.O.T.N.
ERICALAAN 16
7906ND HOOGEVEEN
THE NETHERLANDS

E-Mail: eastcoastholland @ hotmail.com
HL: 0031-6-23968182
http://www.listen.to/eastcoastholland (we also update the homepage)

Thanks for your cooperating and greetings and also happy Christmas.

(info via Dr Tim's Pirate News)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tues Dec 26

Conditions started off okay but faded during the morning, better in afternoon.

3902: Unid Dutch station playing schlager, two men in long talk in Dutch @ 2050. Didn't hear mention of station name. Maybe Radio Continental? SINPO 34333. (Dr Tim's logs IDed this as Wig Wam Team).

6200: Radio Mistletoe with a repeat of Christmas show @ 1020. Good signal (44444).

6210: Radio Telstar South playing 60s music @ 1120. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 0940 with non-stop pop. SINPO 34433.

6260: Radio Robbie heard with Christmas music @ 0915. Signal poor-fair (34333).

6260: West Coast Radio playing Pink Floyd, 10CC, @ 1425. Good signal but occasional burst of strong utility. SINPO 43433.

6265: Antonio Radio playing schlager @ 0915, co-channel with another station. SINPO 43433.

6265: Premier Radio with 70s music @ 1305. Signal struggling. SINPO 34433.

6277: Bogusman reading out emails @ 1400 and playing his usual obscure music. SINPO 43433.

6280: Radio Atlantis with a good signal @ 0920, but QRM from another station on 6281 (Merlin?). Atlantis playing oldies, dance music. SINPO 43433.

6280: Radio Merlin Int with dance music, IDs. Giving out phone number and email address: radiomerlin @ blueyonder.co.uk SINPO 33333.

6290: Radio Scotland Int heard @ 1015 talking about testing his transmitter which was giving problems, played New Order song. SINPO 33433.

6295: Unid station playing rock/indie music @ 1125. Poor signal but sounded like UK station (XTC, Bogusman?). SINPO 23432.

6300: Hot Radio @ 0925 with dance music, talk in Dutch. SINPO 34433. (New info says this Top Radio, see comments)

6310: Radio Bonofox playing Boney M songs @ 0930. SINPO 34433.

6310: Unid station playing non-stop dance music @ 1445. Probably Radio Malaisy (how about a few jingles?). SINPO 33333. As I type this at 1525, all pirates have faded out except 6310 and Mystery Radio on 6220 - suggesting both these stations from southern Europe (Italy).

6315: Dutch station playing oldies @ 1025. Signal poor-fair. Talk in Dutch but couldn't catch station name. SINPO 23332.

6575: Radio Sparks (tent) @ 1035 with oldies. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 9.55pm)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Mon Dec 25

Merry Christmas! Conditions not that great though, but in between eating Christmas dinner and unwrapping presents I did have time to listen to the radio:

3926: Radio Pacman heard with voice only report to Delta Radio @ 2358 in English. SINPO 34333. Also heard in QSO with Radio Delmare.

3927: Delta Radio "from the east part of the Netherlands" heard @ 2235 playing 80s pop, ID and hotline in Dutch and English. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6210: Bogusman heard with his off-beat comments about life and playing alternative music @ 1010. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with Andy Walker & Chris Ise @ 1600. They are still on at 1715. SINPO 44333.

6239: Britain Radio Int with the Christmas programme but reception not good today with signal poor-fair @ 1015. SINPO 34333.

6260: Radio Mistletoe back with festive music @ 0855. Good signal again - SINPO 44444.

6272: Flux AM with schlager @ 0905 but some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6275: Delta Radio playing oldies, greeting Dave from England @ 1000 but only 3kHz from Flux AM so some splash. SINPO 43433.

6280: Unid station playing schlager @ 0910 but problem of utility on same channel. SINPO 34333. I see from Achim's logs this was Radio Black Power.

6285: WNKR with relay of 1476MW service with the very-busy Andy Walker. Heard @ 1025. Email address: wnkr @ rock.com SINPO 34333.

6288: West Coast Radio with oldies @ 1440. SINPO 44333.

6295: Radio Boomerang playing a Kim Wilde song, ID in Dutch @ 1445. SINPO 44433.

6298: Antonio Radio with polka, announcement in Dutch @ 0900. Later QRM from station on 6300. SINPO 34333.

6300: Unid station playing Christmas music @ 0915, QRM Antonio. SINPO 33433.

6300: Unid station with dance music @ 1455. SINPO 34333.

6310: Unid. Non-stop pop @ 1505. Could be Malaisy. SINPO 34333. Still audible as I type this at 1710.

6305: Radio Boomerang with oldies, greeting Marcel @ 1050. SINPO 44433.

6325: Orion Radio playing Christmas music @ 0845. SINPO 44433.

6524: Radio Ramona (tent). His signal struggling today, not helped by loud buzzing on that part of the band. Heard @ 1015. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio City via Latvia, playing oldies @ 1005. Email address: citymorecars @ yahoo.ca SINPO 44433.

(updated 12.00am)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Sun Dec 24

Conditions very unstable today with lot of fading:

3920: Radio Mistletoe on air again tonight playing Christmas music. Heard @ 2250 with good signal but fluttery fading. SINPO 44333.

5775: European Music Radio via IRRS. Sign on @ 1930 with 30 minute Christmas show. Very strong signal (55555).

6205: Radio Mistletoe @ 1230 with repeat of programme aired earlier on 6242. Signal not so strong. SINPO 34433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) with instrumental music @ 0900, splash from Mystery Radio. SINPO 33433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0925, SINPO 33433.

6242: Radio Mistletoe is a Christmas station which unsuprisingly played a lot of festive music. One hour programme repeated twice. Heard signing on @ 0910. Email address radiomistletoe @ hotmail.com for QSLs. Probably best signal on 48m today. SINPO 54444.

6265: Antonio Radio playing rock music and oldies @ 1405. ID at 1415, giving out hotline number. SINPO 34333.

6270: Flux AM playing polka @ 0830. Good peaks but fading. SINPO 44333.

6280: Orion Radio heard playing "We Love the Pirate Stations" @ 0840. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6280: Cupid Radio came on after Orion closed down with a strong signal, playing Wham "Last Christmas," @ 0910. SINPO 44444.

6300: Skyline International Radio playing Abba songs @ 0845, IDs in English, German and Dutch. SINPO 44433.

6300: Unid. Weak station playing schlager @ 1035.

6305: Radio Boomerang with report to Shadowman @ 1110. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Mazda with schlager @ 1340. Not a strong as usual for Mazda (34433).

6307: Radio Shadowman playing pop and schlager @ 1020. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Bonofox with oldies, email address @ 0855 but suffering utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6324: Radio Waves Int with talk in French and country music @ 0920, later lost under Dutch station. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio RP playing schlager @ 1305. QRM from Radio Waves. SINPO 32332. Better @ 1545 when in the clear. SINPO 34333.

6375: West Coast Radio playing the Beatles @ 1030, greeting Gert from Sweden, some utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

6401: Weekend Music Radio, with Jack @ 0930 talking about the poor N American medium wave DX conditions, playing rock music. Good signal (44444).

6524: Radio Ramona playing 60s music @ 0905, including Cliff Richard "The Young Ones," signal quite good. SINPO 44333.

(updated 10.50pm)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Dec 22 & 23

Out all day today so no time for listening. Hopefully I'll get a few hours over Christmas...

I did hear the first programme from the Latvia transmitter for about six months this morning (Saturday). Radio Joystick with dance music on 9290 @ 0905 in German. SINPO 44433. More programmes to come from Latvia (see earlier posting).

Mystery Radio last night (Fri) @ 2300 on 6220 with a 33433 SINPO. This evening @ 1805 with pop and IDs. Again fair signal (33433). Listening now to Andy Walker & Chris Ise show @ 2340, playing the KLF. Enjoyable stuff but reception only fair (34333).

Radio Marabu very strong (9+40dB!)on 5775 via IRRS @ 2115, playing alternative music. SINPO 55555.

Unid station on 3929 (Quintus?) @ 2125. Just heard snatch of polka and signal disappeared or faded out. SINPO 23432. Possibly something on 3925 but can barely detect a carrier.

(updated 11.40pm)

FRS Holland repeat on internet

Last Sunday FRS-Holland was heard on 6220 kHz between 09.00- 13.00 UTC.

Conditions were rather unstable compared with the 10th December when we carried out a promotional broadcast. Nonetheless we received numerous mails.

On Xmas Eve Dec 24th FRS-Holland will repeat the complete broadcast of the previous week on the Internet. Times are the same: between 09.00- 13.00 UTC. We'd like to thank all listeners for the many e-mails.

If you would like to give it a try listening to FRS in good quality on Sunday, then check this:

For those using Win Amp use http://bereik.net:8500/listen.pls
Windows Media Player users should surf to http://bereik.net:8500

Early next Sunday morning FRS will be broadcasting a 60 min. show hoping to reach North America. We could be on 48 metres but perhaps also on 41 metres, around 7490 kHz.
Test will start at approx 05.00 UTC.

Peter Verbruggen (via SW Pirates yg)

(Email is not clear whether next Sunday for 0500 test is tomorrow or New Year's Eve)

Christmas broadcasts from IRRS

IRRS-Shortwave is running some additional broadcast at high power (150 kW) around Christmas and the New Year. Although we will be beaming to Europe, North Africa and Middle East, we expect that reception will also be possible outside our target ares in the Americas, Asia and Australia.

Saturday Dec. 23, 2006 on 5,775 kHz (150 kW):
1900-2300 UTC (2000-0000 CET): Radio Rasant (first hour) followed by three hours of Radio Marabu

Sunday Dec 24, 2006 on 9,310 kHz (150 kW):
From 1030-1300 UTC (1130-1400 CET), a mix of the usual Sunday programs from European Gospel Radio, featuring a special IPAR (International Public Access Radio), music program from Radio Six International from 1200-1300UTC (1300-1400 CET)

Our usual Sunday schedule follows (150 kW): on 15,735 kHz from 1300-1330 UTC to India (in English), and on 5,775 kHz from 1500-1600 UTC to Europe (in German), and on 5,775 kHz from 1700-1930 UTC to EU, N Africa and Middle East (in English)

Check our special feature: "39 Dover Street" at on Dec. 24, 2006 on 5,775kHZ from 1845-1900 UTC, an IPAR program with poetry from New Zealand (http://www.doverstreet.org)

Also on Sunday Dec. 24, 2006 we have a special 30 min. extension, on 5,775 kHz from 1930-2000 UTC (2030-2100 CET) featuring EMR/European Music Radio from London, England.

Lastly for this year on Sunday Dec. 31, 2006: on 9,310 kHz from 0930-1030 UTC (150 kW) we will broadcast a special program from Radio Rasant (http://www.radiorasant.org/), the student radio from Sundern in Germany, followed by our usual Sunday schedule.

We will appreciate receiving your reception reports for any of our broadcasts. You can email reports@nexus.org - We will reply and answer all your requests by email, and forward your reception reports to our broadcasters for further verification by letter or QSL.

We hope you can enjoy our members programs during this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year from us all here at NEXUS-IBA in Milan!

Ron Norton

Friday, December 22, 2006

Latvia relays

Relay schedule of the Ulbroka transmitter on 9290 kHz (100 kW) between Xmas and New Year:

Sat December 23: Radio Joystick 0900-1000

Mon December 25: Radio Six International 0600-1000
Radio City 1000-1200

Sat December 30: Latvia Today* 0800-0900
Radio Joystick 0900-1000

Sun December 31: Latvia Today* 1300-1400

* Latvia Today is produced by the national Latvian commercial radio station Radio SWH

(Raimonds Kreicbergs via Bernd Trutenau, Lithuania, Dec 21, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tues Dec 19

6220: Mystery Radio with pops @ 1515. Fair signal (33433). Tried to listen to Andy Walker and Chris Ise but signal @ 1850 poor-fair with a lot of noise just below 6220. Now as I type this at 2115, signal booming in with non-stop pop at s9+10dB - shame they're not on now!!

6300: Free Radio Holland heard @ 1605 playing schlager. Signal fading out. Gave email address as freeradioholland @ hotmail.com SINPO 34433.


updated 9.15pm

Hamburg Local Radio

Non-commercial Hamburg Local Radio on air with SPECIAL programmes via T-systems Juelich site on 6045 kHz, 100 kW, monopole vertical cache antenna, non-dir to Europe.

Reception Reports desired, please include RETURN POSTAGE.

1000-1100 UT December 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st, 2006.
January 1st, - and from Sun Jan 8th - every Sunday in 2007!

Das nichtkommerzielle Hamburger Lokalradio sendet am 24.12.-26.12. sowie 30.12.06 - 1.1.2007 und danach jeden Sonntag von 1000-1100 UTC auf der Kurzwelle 6045 kHz. Ausgestrahlt werden die Sonderprogramme ueber einen 100 kW Sender der T-Systems aus Juelich. Fuer die europaweiten Sendungen wird eine Quadrant-Antenne benutzt. Empfangsberichte sind erwuenscht. Bitte Rueckporto beifuegen.

Hamburger Lokalradio
Kulturzentrum LOLA
21031 Hamburg
Germany

E-mail: redaktion @ hamburger-lokalradio.de

Wir wuenschen ein friedliches Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2007. Michael Kittner, Stationsleiter HLR

(via Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, wwdxc BC-DX Dec 17 via Wolfgang B├╝schel, dxldyg via DXLD)

Monday, December 18, 2006

European Music Radio


EMR Christmas Programme next Sunday Night
On - 5775 khz (via IRRS)
At - 1930-2000UTC Christmas Eve
On - 24th of December for 30 mins.

This Programme is a short transmission from EMR with a new output power that will be used for 49 metre broadcasts on Sunday nights along with 5965 khz.


The Programmes on 5775 khz will be different from our 5965 outlet (Julich).


Good listening.

73s Tom
web address: www.emr.org.uk

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sun Dec 17

Poor conditions today with a lot of fading, so quite a few unids:

6205: Radio Blackbeard (tent) heard giving out phone number and email @1135. Poor-fair signal but definately a UK station. SINPO 34433.

6216: King Shortwave (tent) heard with oldies and email @ 0925. Some splash from 6220. SINPO 33433.

6220: FRS Holland signing on @ 0910 via Mystery Radio. Longer programme from FRS but unfortunately conditions meant not easy to hear later on. SINPO 34433.

6260: Unid station with schlager @ 0900. Poor-fair signal. I see Achim had this as Radio Robbie. SINPO 34333.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Christmas music @ 0920. SINPO 34433.

6271: Radio Devalon with Christmas show, playing 60s mx and giving out free radio news. Heard at 1000 talking about the Seekers. Uses SRS Germany mailing address. SINPO 44333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 1110 with pop and rock. Better signal than yesterday so possibly different relay. SINPO 33433.

6280: Orion Radio heard playing "Mary's Boy Child" @ 0855. Good signal but fading (44433). Off as usual at 0900.

6280: Radio Atlantis playing polka, schlager and electro music @ 1035. Good signal (44333).

6285: Radio Rainbow with oldies and talk @ 1010. Fading in and out. SINPO 34333.

6290: Radio Boomerang @ 1130 playing Freddie Mercury, Stranglers. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Boomerang @ 1325 playing Mud "Tiger Feet", Kraftwerk "The Model" and off, announcement in English, Dutch. SINPO 44433

6308: Radio Powerliner (tent) playing Abba's "Happy New Year" @ 0905. SINPO 33433.

6310: West Coast Radio in QSO with Powerliner and Quintus @ 1155. SINPO 44433.

6322: Radio Zodiac playing oldies, greeting listeners @ 1140. SINPO 44333.

6325: West Coast Radio playing oldies, deep fades @ 1015. SINPO 34333.

6401: Unid station playing funky music @ 1030 (WMR?). SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Ramona @ 0930 talking about the Borderhunter summer meeting. SINPO 34333.

(updated 1.30pm)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sat Dec 16

Fairly quiet today - I think a combination of poor conditions and Christmas shopping!

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1600 with pop. SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 1450 with pop and rock. Weak signal (24332).

6298: Flux AM heard playing schlager @ 1405. SINPO 34333.

6305: Unid station playing 80s music @ 0930. SINPO 44333.

6305: West Coast Radio heard with oldies @ 1335 but suffering co-channel QRM for some of the programme. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Boomerang playing a Midnight Oil song @ 1345. As usual, good signal. SINPO 44444.

6325: Radio Quintus with schlager and polka @ 1400. SINPO 34333.

6950: Radio Sparks (tent). Music heard on this frequency @ 1430 but weak and competing against strong buzzing noise (local QRM). SINPO 24232.

FRS Holland

Hello SW Friends,

After nearly a year's silence FRS-Holland will return on SW next Sunday, December 17th 2006. Pxs will be aired on 6220 kHz/ 48 metres and start at 09.00 UTC/ 10.00 CET.
We will be closing down at 13.00 UTC/ 14.00 CET.

Next Sunday will feature FRS Magazine with letters, a retrospect to December 1979 (including afew radio extracts) and great music.
The German Service will be hosted by a new voice: Jan van Dijk.
He will replace Mark Jones who was our German presenter since the late 90s. We like to thank him for all the great pxs on FRS-Holland. We hope (and think) Mark will remain involved with FRS in the background!
Jan's show will feature present-day music and two interesting radio-related features. Worth while!
SW News and News from Around the World in FRS Goes DX part 1 & 2.

Tune in next Sunday. Reports and letters are (as usual) highly appreciated.
POBox 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, the Netherlands or e-mail at <frs@frsholland.nl> or <frs.holland@hccnet.nl>.

Have a nice weekend,
73s,
Peter Verbruggen

(via SW Pirates)

This I imagine will be via Mystery Radio like FRS's 1-hour programe last Sunday. Came in quite well here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thu Dec 14

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2155 playing 80s oldies, fading signal. SINPO 34333.

No sign of the Cupid & Whitesnake broadcast on 6305 here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Radio Six International

Christmas broadcasts from RADIO SIX INTERNATIONAL:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24th
9,310kHz (150kW) to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and at www.radiosix.com:
1200 - 1300UTC
CHRISTMAS IN THE LIVELY LOUNGE: Tony Currie live from Glasgow with an instrumental extravaganza!

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25th
9,290kHz (100kW) to Europe, the Far East and Pacific and at www.radiosix.com:
0600 - 0700UTC TONY CURRIE'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER - live from Glasgow, fun and games for Christmas morning
0700 - 0703UTC NEWS SUMMARY
0703 - 0755UTC SOUNDWAVE - John Cavanagh with a festive edition of his alternative music show
0755 - 0800UTC LETTER FROM SCOTLAND - Patsy Dewar Gibb describes Scottish celebrations of the winter season
0800 - 1000UTC RECORD OF THE YEAR 2006 - live from Scotland, Tony Currie counts down the records you've voted for in this year's nail-biting finale

Randomly chosen reception reports will receive surprise Christmas gifts.
Radio Six International, PO Box 600, Glasgow G41 5SH, Scotland

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dec 11 & 12

Not home in time to hear the new show from Mystery Radio but have heard the station later on in the evening on 6220 with non-stop pop and jingles:
Yesterday @ 2330 with SINPO 34333.
Today @ 2150 with SINPO 33333.

Mystery Radio new show

"Tune in every day from Monday to Friday for the evening show from 18:00 to 19:00 UTC (19:00 CET)

We like to hear from you

mysteryradio@googlemail.com

Thanks to hundreds of listeners writing in so far."

(info via SW Pirates Yahoo! group)

Email from station I had said this would be Andy Walker and Chris Ise. Uses 800W-1kW from southern Europe on 6220. Added they don't QSL.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sun Dec 10

Another busy day on the bands - conditions don't seem too bad....

6210: Radio Borderhunter with a good strong signal, playing Dire Straits @ 1015. SINPO 54444.

6216: Unid station, possibly co-channel QRM as whistle on signal plus splash from 6220 @ 0915. So not easy to hear! SINPO 32332.

6220: FRS Holland via Mystery Radio. Sign on @ 0910 with Peter Verbruggen. Gave mailing address of PO Box 2702, 6049ZG Herten and said the station would be on again from 0900-1300UTC next Sunday on the same channel. Today's was one hour programme but good to hear FRS back on the air. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with Chris Ise in German and English @ 1010. SINPO 33433.

6239: Britain Radio Int with their regular 2nd Sunday programe but suffering utility QRM @ 1005 so not too easy to hear. SINPO 33433.

6260: Orion Radio playing Christmas music @ 0855. Some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6265: Premier Radio Int @ 0905 with 70s music, later a whistle on signal suggesting another station underneath. SINPO 43433.

6275: Radio Powerliner heard @ 0850 playing oldies. Gave email address of radiorpi(@)hotmail.com SINPO 33433.

6275: Radio Zeelandia playing schlager and polka, ID in Dutch @ 1225. SINPO 43433.

6280: Radio Atlantis playing schlager @ 0920. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6290: Radio Scirocco with pop, schlager and polka @ 1025. SINPO 33433.

6290: Radio Blackbeard from the UK with Dave Norris (from Radio Galaxy). Heard playing Michael Jackson song @ 1150, giving out phone number but said no email at present. SINPO 33433.

6295: Unid station playing instrumental music @ 1200. Off 1203 with no announcements. SINPO 44444.

6300: Flux AM with schlager, ID, hotline number, talk in English. Heard @ 0900 with a good signal but some QRM. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Bonofox heard @ 1535 playing oldies and closing down in English and Dutch. Nice signal but some fading. SINPO 44333.

6306: Radio Brandaris with schlager @ 1315, but not good choice of frequency with splash from Spaceman. SINPO 32432.

6310: Unid station (Radio Malaisy?) playing Euro-pop music. Strong signal here @ 1545 - peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 54444.

6311: Radio Spaceman playing rock, pop, schlager. Good strong signal @ 1020. SINPO 44444.

6325: Radio Rainbow talking about Russia in English @ 1030. SINPO 34333.

6401: Weekend Music Radio. Jack talking about problem of finding a clear channel @ 0925, playing oldies. Coming in very well well here. SINPO 54444.

6425: Zender Ascona (tent). Caught a station playing schlager @ 1345 but signal faded into the noise. Might improve later. SINPO 24332.

6524: Radio Ramona playing rock music @ 1035, also heard with the Pirates Week show from the USA. SINPO 33433.

(updated 3.45pm)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Sat Dec 9

Bright sunny day here but conditions don't seem that great. No signal at 1300 heard here from Spaceshuttle on 9290 or Cupid on 15070 at this QTH. But this is what I have listened to:

6220: Mystery Radio with a good signal on 6220 @ 1600. SINPO 44444.

6275: Laser Hot Hits playing pop @ 1030 but a weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6295: Radio Whitesnake @ 1015 with pop and giving out phone number and email address: radiowhitesnake(@)hotmail.com SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Boomerang @ 1350 with dance music, ID, off @ 1354. SINPO 44444. Back again @ 1410 before moving down to 6295 to avoid Mazda. SINPO still 44444.

6301: Radio Valencia playing schlager but suffering from another station on the same frequency. Heard @ 1520 with SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Boomerang @ 1005 playing dance music, ID in Dutch. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Mazda @ 1335 playing polka and schlager, calling other stations. SINPO 34333.

6306: Unid station heard @ 1605 playing rock music, greeting Marko & Jaroslav before closing down but not giving ID while I was listening. He said would be on again tomorrow. SINPO 44433.

6401: Weekend Music Radio (presumed) playing non-stop rock and pop from 70s & 80s. Good signal (44444).

(updated 4.10pm)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Fri Dec 8

A day off today so a chance for a bit of listening:

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1730. Some fading of signal and splash from strong international station, Radio International (a clandestine broadcasting to Iran) on 6225. SINPO 33433.

6300: Flux AM heard @ 1505 playing schlager with 'Flux AM' jingles. Some splash from WCR. SINPO 43433.

6305: West Coast Radio @ 1500 playing song by the Eurythmics and greeting listeners in Norway and Sweden. Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wed Dec 6

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2000 coming in well with pop music. SINPO 44444.

9290 (lsb): Radio Spaceshuttle Int: Very weak signal @ 1045 - only s1 on my s-meter. Clear ID heard @ 1109 followed by "House of the Rising Sun." SINPO 14431.

Britain Radio International

Roger Davis writes: "BRI should be on air December 10th/24th Dec from 10am, using 6240khz, features in the programme includes a tribute to the late Alan Freeman who died recently, also the DJ profile is Mike Lennox, rare 60s archive, and a sprinkling of Xmas songs.

Also look out for us on Xmas day morning, possibly Boxing Day and New Years Day, of course all broadcasts are subject to change or cancellation depending on the situation/availability at the TX site.

Any messages for the Christmas Day/New Years Day broadcasts please send them in good time to britainradio@hotmail.com "


(info via Alfa Lima forum)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Dec 4 & 5

6220: Mystery Radio still continues to be heard at all times of the evening. Yesterday @ 233o with a 34433 SINPO and today @ 2010 with a SINPO of 44444. Usual pop and jingle IDs.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sun Dec 3

Better conditions but very windy here today:

6210: Cupid Radio @ 0900 mentioning he has two new QSL cards available for reports to his Oldebroek mailing address. SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio Borderhunter @ 1010 thanking listeners for their reports, and playing song by the Police. SINPO 44433.

6214: Radio Brandaris heard with ID @ 1143 and polka music. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 0910 with Chris Ise programme in English and German. SINPO 33433.

6240: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio @ 1020 with oldies. SINPO 33433.

6260: West Coast Radio playing rock and pop and signing off @ 0850. SINPO 43444.

6265: Radio Scotland Int with short broadcast playing New Order's "Blue Monday" @ 0855 followed by ID. SINPO 44444.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing 70s music @ 0915. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with 60s music and the Jolly Roger Show. Signal poor to fair. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Atlantis (pres) with schlager @ 0853. Didn't hear ID and gone when rechecked frequency. SINPO 44444.

6280: Flux AM @ 1200 playing Harpo "Movie Star," giving out email and hotline. SINPO 33433.

6285: Radio Rainbow @ 1015 talking about peace in English. SINPO 33433.

6290: West Coast Radio with dance music @ 1100 but problem with 'bleeping' utility on frequency. SINPO 43433.

6294: Alfa Lima International playing dance music @ 0840. SINPO 43433.

6295: Radio Shadowman with rock and pop @ 1030. SINPO 43433.

6299: KBC & Radio Quintus promoting the new programmes from KBC on 1386kHz starting in a few weeks time. Playing 60s music and KBC jingles and promos.

6300: Radio Golfbreker playing polka and schlager with echo-effect on voice, splash from Delta. SINPO 33433.

6305: Delta Radio playing 80s music, giving out phone number @ 0905. Strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6315: Unid station playing dance music @ 1045 with operator and his child at the mic. Couldn't pick out ID. SINPO 33333.

6325: Radio Hamamelis with schlager, polka, pop and talk in Dutch @ 1135. SINPO 34433.

6401: Weekend Music Radio talking about recent jamming on the frequency @ 1000 and playing pop and rock. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6425: Radio Ascona giving ID and hotline number @ 1125 but suffering utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6524: Radio Ramona continues to put a good signal on this frequency. Heard playing David Hasselhoff song @ 1115. SINPO 44433.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Quintus & KBC

In consultation between Radio KBC and Radio Quintus a promo rebroadcast will be on Sunday 3 Dec on 48m at 10:00 Netherlands time (0900 UTC).

The programme will last approximately 1 hour with jingles and music from 1960s and 70s.

Greetings from Radio KBC (ERIC) and Radio Quintus (Wilco)

Sat Dec 2

Poor conditions today and very little to report although I was out doing some Christmas shopping early afternoon - it is getting closer!

3927: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 2245 playing Katrina & The Waves, Dire Straits. But signal not the usual strength and frequency quite noisy. SINPO 33333.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1610 with pop but not usual booming signal. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with pop, but weak signal competing against strong SSB QRM @ 1200. SINPO 22432.

6301: Radio Lowland heard @ 1555 playing polka. SINPO 33433.

6401: Unid (Weekend Music Radio?). Non-stop 60s oldies but no IDs heard @ 1600. Signal also fading out. SINPO 34333.

(Updated 10.50pm)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Fri Dec 1

Strong signal from Mystery Radio on 6220 coming in with s9+10dB @ 2230 playing the usual pop music. SINPO 54444.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nov 29 & 30

Mystery Radio on 6220:
Wednesday @ 2030: SINPO 43433.
Today @ 1825, quite noisy on the frequency, SINPO 33433.

Received a message from Radio Spaceshuttle Int that he was broadcasting on 9290 (lsb) early evening tonight. Listening now (1830) but unfortunately can't hear anything. Maybe others will have more luck!

Radio Cupid & Radio Whitesnake heard on 6300 @ 2005 playing rock music, including Manic Street Preachers and Aerosmith, ID at 2010. Fair signal but lot of fading (34433).

(updated 9.10pm)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nov 27 & 28

Mystery Radio continues to be heard well with its non-stop diet of pop. Logged @ 1530 yesterday with a SINPO of 43433 and today @ 2030 with SINPO of 43433 - some fading and a bit of utility QRM.

Monday, November 27, 2006

KBC to return

Former Pirate station KBC Radio from the Netherlands is back on the air starting December 23 on 1386 kHz with 500,000 W from Kaunas, Lithuania, every Saturday evening from 23.00 to 24.00 CET [2200-2300 UTC until DST: 2100-2200 UT]. On December 23 and 30 they will start with two test transmissions.

In the 70s and 80s KBC was a very active pirate on shortwave and mediumwave. They are working on a special KBC International website, coming soon.

Programs are mainly in English. Contact the station at info @ k-po.com

(info via Eric van Willegen (25/11-2006), Ydun's mwinfo via DX Listening Digest)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sun Nov 26

Much better day here, sun is shining, conditions also seem to be okay. Can't be bad:

6205: Radio Thunderbird was coming in well on 6205 @ 0900. I don't know whether he's increased power or skip conditions from Germany are especially good today. A fair-good signal from Thunderbird, with rock music, IDs, talk in German, uses the SRS Germany mailing address. SINPO 33433.

6205: Radio Borderhunter heard with ad for Summer meeting 2007 @ 1435. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1040. SINPO 43433.

6240: Radio Paardenkracht with oldies, but transmitter problem as spurs also heard 15kHz either side on 6225 & 6255. SINPO 44444.

6240: Britain Radio Int via JRRI suffering co-channel QRM from Paardenkracht @ 1020. SINPO 43433.

6240: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI with the Jolly Roger show @ 1215. SINPO 44433.

6245: Radio Likedeeler (tent) suffering splash from 6240 plus utility QRM @ 1030. Certainly a German station. SINPO 22332.

6265: Premier Radio Int from Ireland with 70s music @ 0930. Email: premierradio(@)yahoo.ie. SINPO 43433.

6265: Antonio Radio with a fair-good signal, playing schlager, polka, ID in English and Dutch @ 1425. SINPO 33443.

6271: Radio Zodiac with his usual good signal and clear audio. Playing rock music @ 1210. SINPO 44433.

6280: Orion Radio playing rock music @ 0855 before closing down as usual at 0900. Good signal today (44444).

6280: Radio Fox 48 doing a modulation test, playing dance music @ 0915. SINPO 34433.

6285: Radio Caroline with relay of satellite service @ 1005. Weak (as usual). SINPO 23332.

6290: Radio Galaxy (tent). Oldies and 'Buzz FM' (another name used by the Galaxy crew) jingles heard @ 1245. SINPO 43433.

6295: Radio Robbie with schlager and polka @ 0910. SINPO 33433.

6295: Radio Bonofox playing a Madonna song @ 1420. Some ute qrm. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Northpole playing 80s oldies @ 0925 , suffering splash from Spaceman. SINPO 43433.

6307: Radio Spaceman and Radio Delmare with a massive signal @ 0905, playing schlager, rock, pop etc, greeting listeners. SINPO 54444.

6310: Unid station playing non-stop pop @ 1430. Good signal - Malaisy? SINPO 44433.

6324: Radio Waves Int playing French music, IDs @ 0955. SINPO 34433.

6325: West Coast R heard in QSO with Zodiac @ 1410. Good signal (44444).

6326: Radio Paardenkracht moved from 6240. Heard @ 1200 playing Boney M, and no sign of the transmitter problem he was having on 6240. SINPO 44433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI with Lee Richards A-Z of Pop show @ 1025. SINPO 33433.

6390: Radio Victoria trying out this frequency today. Heard @ 1155 with oldies. SINPO 34333.

6425: Radio Ascona with schlager @ 1455. SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Ramona continues to come in well on this channel, playing oldies @ 1000. SINPO 44444.

6540: Radio Brigitte playing Boney M @ 1010, schlager, IDs in English, French, Dutch and German. Uses Herten mailing address. SINPO 34433.

(updated 3.30pm)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sat Nov 25

Conditions didn't seem that great today but quite a few stations logged:

3927: Radio Spaceman with Radio Delmare. Conditions not good on 75m tonight and Major Tom only fair with fading - not the usual 9+20dB. Playing oldies, giving out hotline @ 2150 and email address: komopdeband(@)hotmail.com SINPO 34433.

6210: Cupid Radio playing rock music @ 1540, also announced 15070. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio coming in strong @ 2310, playing 70s disco followed by "Mystery Radio Worldwide" jingle. SINPO 44444.

6264: West Coast Radio playing song by OMD @ 1535 and other 80s pop, mentioned he was on Skype for anyone wanting to call in. Good signal (44444).

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the Colin Dixon Show @ 1050, SINPO 34433.

6295: Radio Atlantis heard playing schlager with jingles @ 1055, a good signal but some fading (44433).

6297: Radio Alfa Lima heard @ 2320 with dance music, followed by ID. QRM from Dutch station Atlantis on 6300. SINPO 43433.

6298: Flux AM playing Beach Boys song @ 1525 and then signing off. Using 50W. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Atlantis playing schlager with jingles @ 2340. Good signal but some QRM from Alfa Lima. SINPO 43433. Moved to 6310 @ 2347 but splash from utility here (43433).

6310: Radio Paardenkracht with schlager @ 1110. SINPO 44333.

6310: Radio Galaxy from the UK playing dance music, "Super Station" jingles, ID @ 1530. SINPO 34433. Faded out quite quickly after this as it began getting dark here. SINPO 34433.

6401: Radio RP heard with schlager, ID and email address in Dutch @ 1000, no sign of WMR. SINPO 34333.

6425: Radio Ascona @ 1100 playing schlager and IDs. Fair signal but some 'roaring' type ute QRM, SINPO 33433.

(updated 11.50pm)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Fri Nov 24

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1930 playing pop. SINPO 34333.

Electric Radio announced test on 6278.7 @ 2030, but nothing logged here @ 2050. On Alfa Lima's forum, operator said the email address was pirateradio(@)rock.com

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Orange Wave Radio

Look out for a new station tonight (Thu 23 Nov) from 2100UTC on 4780 +/- and 6360 +/- when Orange Wave Radio takes to the airwaves under the name Radio Helena.

Any changes will be posted on Alfa Lima's forum.

(info via Alfa Lima forum)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wed Nov 22

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2020 playing Duran Duran "The Reflex," followed by canned ID. SINPO 43433.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Weekend Music Radio jamming

Here is a message I received from WMR:

"WMR has been using the freq of 6400 for some years now, since the current solar cycle made the use of 41m pointless. However the last 2 weeks have seen the station jammed by presumably 2 separate sources.

Some retard has been recording WMR from SW and rebroadcasting the tapes at various times, and was deliberately jamming WMR last sunday. This is the first time we remember that the hoax WMR has been seen as malicious.The hoax WMR has been broadcasting to our knowledge, for at least 6 years!!! Does anyone have any clue as to the whereabouts of this jamming signal?? Who is behind such a long term pointless project?? Why?? Why WMR??

To make matters worse, WMR was jammed again this Sunday by some Dutch twit, or at least someone playing non stop Dutch music. Is this the same source, or a different transmitter?

This is one reason we prefer 41m, away from the crap and ignorant operators. When the new solar cycle begins properly, and 41 is working again, we will certainly move back up in freq.

Some dxer must be getting a ground wave from this signal."

ukdxer comment:
Jack is obviously very unhappy with this situation and who can blame him. I enjoy listening to WMR who puts in a good signal here so it is annoying when other stations use 6400 and make the frequency unlistenable. I'm sure his signal carries as far as the Netherlands so could operators please check before switching on (actually, that goes for any frequency as there is no point two stations trying to broadcast on top of each other).

Monday, November 20, 2006

Mon Nov 20

6220: Mystery Radio with pop and jingles @ 1910. SINPO 44444.

6285: Radio Caroline heard with pop and rock @ 1000. SINPO 23332.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sun Nov 19

Busy Sunday on the bands:

5965: European Music Radio via Julich heard with the Mailbox programme @ 1335. Very strong signal (55555).

6205: Radio Borderhunter, moved from 6210 @ 1025 to avoid interference. SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio Borderhunter with a good signal @ 0925. Playing rock music, commenting that it's raining. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with Chris Ise playing dance music @ 0905. SINPO 44433.

6239: Radio Scirocco playing schlager @ 0930 and heard spelling out station name. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6239: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio, playing pop, but co-channel QRM (Scirocco?). SINPO 43443.

6245: Radio Caroline with a relay of satellite service @ 1320. Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Deep Purple @ 1015, but co-channel QRM. SINPO 33433.

6265: Radio Alpenroos with some heavy rock @ 1430, ID and email, and signing off. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Caroline test transmissions moved from 6300 @ 0935. Less interference on this channel. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Atlantis (presumed) @ 1100 with non-stop dance music but some co-channel SSB QRM. SINPO 43443.

6279: Electric Radio International (presumed) @ 0915 with instrumental music. No ID heard, signal gone or faded out by 0930. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Spaceman had a great signal on 6280, with rock music. SINPO 54444.

6285: Radio Caroline (satellite relay) with religious programme @ 0905. SINPO 23332.

6290: Radio Mazda (presumed) @ 1035 with non-stop schlager. SINPO 43443.

6294: Solar Radio from the UK heard giving out phone number @ 0945, playing oldies. SINPO 33433.

6295: Kenwood Radio playing dance music and ID in Dutch @ 1440. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Caroline with test transmission @ 0920. SINPO 33433.

6300: Skyline International Radio with dance music and ID @ 1045. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Lowland @ 1310 playing a U2 song followed by QSO with Skyline. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Spaceman part of massive Dutch QSO @ 1410. Reports to VO The Netherlands, Rob 007, Lowland, Quintus, Flux AM and West Coast (phew!). SINPO 44444.

6304: Antonio Radio with rock and pop @ 1010. SINPO 34433.

6307: Radio Brandaris heard with schlager @ 1435. SINPO 34433.

6310: Orion Radio playing oldies @ 0845. Good punchy signal. SINPO 44433.

6327: Radio Saturnus using 25W, playing oldies @0940. Great signal for that amount of power. SINPO 44444.

6327: Radio Quintus playing oldies and closing down @ 1315. Good signal (44444).

6374: Radio Pandora heard for first time for several months with Steve St John playing INXS record @ 1405. Giving ID and contact information and mention for this site (thanks). SINPO 43443.

6380: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio @ 1055 with pop and rock. SINPO 44433.

6401: Weekend Music Radio from Scotland was booming in on 6401 @ 0850, playing rock music. SINPO 54444.

6524: Radio Ramona with oldies @ 0855. SINPO 33433.

(updated 2.55pm)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sat Nov 18

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 2325 with a programme from Chris Ise of Crazy Wave Radio in English, playing dance music. Gave email address as mysteryradio(@)googlemail.com SINPO 44444

6260: Radio Caroline (another one!) @ 0920 announcing that this was test transmission and asking for reports to studio(@)radiocaroline.co.uk SINPO 33433

6275: Unid station heard @ 0915 playing non-stop schlager. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the Jolly Roger programme (not to be confused with Jolly Roger Radio) @ 1015. SINPO 344433.

6285: Radio Caroline (different to 6260) with relay of internet service @ 0930. As usual, barely audible. SINPO 24332.

6295: Cupid Radio greeting a listener in the USA @ 1440. Also announced 15070. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Spaceman playing some French music for Marcel @ 1005. Good signal (44444).

6300: Radio Scotland with a report to Spaceman @ 1045 Strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6301: Orion Radio heard playing rock and pop @ 1240, ID in Dutch. Off at 1245. SINPO 44444.

6308: Radio Valencia with a strong signal @ 6308. I don't know if he's increased his power recently. Playing schlager, greeting Gunter in Germany, giving out the email address. SINPO 44444.

6310: Radio Optimod with a short broadcast @ 1000, playing dance music. SINPO 44444.

6324: West Coast Radio in a long chat with Rob 007 in Dutch @ 1525. SINPO 44444.

6401: Radio Robbie with schlager @ 1520, ID in Dutch. SINPO 33433.

(updated 11.30pm)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fri Nov 17

Radio Caroline heard on 6285 @ 1005 playing rock, pop and oldies. If it's coming from the UK, the relay must be using 10W or less as most of the time it's barely audible. SINPO 24332.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Thu Nov 16

Mystery Radio back on tonight after a few days absence.

Heard on 6220 @ 1905 with pop and jingles. SINPO 44444.

European Music Radio

EMR 19th November 2006 AT 1300 UTC ON 5965 KHZ (via Julich)

1300 TOM TAYLOR
1315 PAT EDISON (DJs Radio History)
1330 MIKE TAYLOR (Mail Box)
1400 CLOSE DOWN

Good Listening
73s Tom

(Info via Tom Taylor)

Contact details:
Postal Address: EMR, c/o A Taylor, 32 Shearing Drive, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1BL, United Kingdom
Web address: www.emr.org.uk
Email: studio(@)emr.org.uk

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pirate address list

Martin Schoech has updated his Pirate-Radio address-list PWdB:

http://www.schoechi

"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 public.

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

http://www.schoechi

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 ."

Martin Schoech (via SW Pirates Yahoo! group)

Wed Nov 15

Here's one from this morning.

Flux AM heard closing down in Dutch, English and German @ 1140 on 6293. SINPO 33333.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Latvia relays

9290 khz relays from Latvia

The relay service on 9290 khz from Latvia will be returning to the air in mid December 2006.

If there are any stations that would like to be relayed via this service please send an email
to the following address: kreicbergs@parks.lv

Only this email address will be valid.

More information will follow in December 2006
73s
Tom

(info via Tom Taylor)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sun Nov 12

Good conditions and very busy today on 48 metres....

6202: German station. Faded up briefly. German rock heard. Think it was On Air AM. Heard @ 0935 with SINPO 33433.

6205: RNI World Service heard @ 1300 with ID in English and German, playing oldies but some splash from Telstar. SINPO 33433.

6210: Cupid Radio playing oldies @ 0850 but suffering co-channel QRM. SINPO 43443.

6210: Radio Telstar South in the clear @ 0955 after Cupid closed down. Playing 60s music, lots of IDs. SINPO 34433. No contact details heard for this UK station.

6239: Britain Radio Int via Jolly Roger Radio, with Roger Davis talking about BRI's webstream @ 0925 and playing tribute to the late Norman Nelson of Radio East Coast Commercial. SINPO 44444.

6265: Premier Radio Int heard playing "Do The Locomotion" @ 0920. SINPO 33433. Lost when Borderhunter came on same channel. SINPO 33433.

6265: Radio Borderhunter, noting a lot of stations on today, @ 1015. Premier Radio underneath. SINPO 43443.

6265: Flux AM heard @ 1200, after Borderhunter gone. Email: info(@)fluxfm.nl SINPO 34433.

6266: Radio Scotland Int heard @ 1430 using an old transmitter as his main transmitter broken. After playing some oldies closed down. SINPO 44444.

6270: Radio Mazda playing schlager and polka @ 1255. Good signal (44444).

6270: West Coast Radio with a report to Mazda @ 1305. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the Steve Roberts programme @ 0910. SINPO 34433.

6282: Flux AM giving out email and hotline @ 0900. Easier to hear after Orion signed off at 0900. SINPO 33433.

6285: Orion Radio heard @ 0855 reading reports, mentioning On Air AM broadcast. Some QRM from Flux AM. SINPO 43443.

6290: Radio Northpole closing down @ 1030 after playing rock and pop. Splash from Tower plus utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6290: Brandaris Radio with polka @ 1230, ID. SINPO 43443.

6301: Tower/Veronique with the usual powerful signal. Heard @ 0905 taking live phone calls, plus the usual programme of schlager and oldies. SINPO 54444.

6308: Radio Paardenkracht with schlager @ 0907, suffering splash from Tower. SINPO 43443.

6310: Unid station playing pop music @ 1515. Could be Malaisy. SINPO 43433.

6315: West Coast Radio @ 1240, with report to Paardenkracht, giving out hotline number. SINPO 43443.

6324: Radio Waves Int heard playing French songs @ 1000. SINPO 34433.

6373: Radio Essentia (tent). I'm not sure about the spelling. Heard @ 0925 playing schlager, Boney M song, ID. SINPO 33433.

6375: Radio Rob 007 with long talk in Dutch, then Osmonds song @ 1420, splash from Laser. SINPO 33433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio @ 0915 with Lee Richards' A-Z of Pop. SINPO 44444.

6390: Kenwood Radio in QSO with West Coast. Playing Creedence Clearwater Revival song, good signal. SINPO 44444.

6400/6401: Weekend Music Radio. Strange situation here! Two WMR programmes heard going out on 6400 and 6401 @ 1020. Result was a mess and difficult to hear either. This might have been the real WMR on 6401 and the hoax WMR on 6400. SINPO for both 42332.

6524: Radio Ramona coming in well, playing Simple Minds song @ 0930. SINPO 44444.

(updated 3.40pm)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sat Nov 11

3905: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 2250 playing a song by Alvin Stardust and asking for reports. Some utility or local interference here but strong signal. SINPO 43433.

6220: Mystery Radio suffering a heterodyne from a station underneath @ 1620. Usual pop. SINPO 43443. Hearing it now at 1955, no major QRM, SINPO 44444.

6265: Radio Bonofox playing oldies, including Abba, @ 1345. IDs and email address. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with recordings of Veronica - probably the Anorak Hour. This was at 1000. SINPO 34333.

6290: Radio Mazda coming in well @ 1350, playing schlager, but some utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

6300: Radio Atlantis International with a good signal and audio @ 1305, playing oldies with frequent jingle IDs. Email: dutchradioatlantis(@)hotmail.com SINPO 44444.

6300: Skyline International Radio putting in a good signal on this frequency @ 1510, with schlager. SINPO 44444.

6306: Unid station with rock music @ 1605. Didn't catch ID unfortunately. Good signal though - SINPO 44444.

6307: Radio Valencia was playing schlager @ 1315. SINPO 34433.

6324: Radio Waves Int's anniversary celebrations continue. Heard @ 1600 with ID, rock n roll, mentioning 1983-2006. SINPO 34433.

6380: Radio Lowland giving out email and hotline number, playing schlager @ 1455. Later heard in QSO. SINPO 34433.

(updated 10.55pm)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Sierra Whiskey Tango

Here's a challenge:

"Hi to all!

SWT is relatively new to the pirate radio scene, our new shortwave transmitter having only recently been built.

For more information on our history, please click on the link below.

SWT shall be running half a watt of power from North Dorset (South West England) at 10 PM(GMT) this friday, the 10/11/06. Operating frequncy will be 29.498MHZ- not ideal, but the only one we have crystals for!

Transmission will be short, of five-ten minute duration and will be in CW mode. Expected range is only 6-10 miles under optimum conditions, so we do not expect mass reports.

Yes, I admit, we are small-fry- but everyone has to start somewhere!"

http://www.henhouse.8k.com/index_1.html

(info via Alfa Lima forum)

Thu Nov 9

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1600 with pop and IDs. SINPO 44433.

6300: Cupid Radio. Can only just get trace of carrier @ 2130 - can't hear anything else!

6401: Weekend Music Radio (pres) @ 1030. Non-stop oldies using low-power transmitter (see comment on yesterday's posting). SINPO 34433. Still on at 1615.

(updated 9.40pm)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wed Nov 8

6220: Mystery Radio still pumping out the pop music. Heard @ 1630 with SINPO of 44433.

6401: Unid station on again. Heard @ 1610 playing non-stop oldies from the 60s and 70s.
SINPO 34333.

Britain Radio International

Hopefully we shall be on air Sunday 12th/26th November from 10am UK time using 6240khz.

Features in this month's programme include the DJ profile looking at Tony Brandon's radio career, also we remember John Peel, and the late Norman Nelson from RECC, you will hear his voice once again on SW as we pay tribute too a good friend who is still sadly missed on SW, even though 11 years have now passed, the rare 60s archive includes 3 rare 7" records including a few scratches!! mixed in with various pieces of radio news etc..

Possibly further webstream tests will follow up to Christmas via our webstream www.geocities.com/britainradio48

Good listening..
Roger.

(info via Alfa Lima forum)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tues Nov 7

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1630 with ID followed by Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls." SINPO 44444.

6280: Flux AM heard @ 1000 playing schlager, giving out hotline and email address: info(@)fluxfm.nl SINPO 33433.

6296: Radio Bonofox playing Abba songs @ 1540, followed by an ID. SINPO 44433.

6311: Radio Quintus greeting Gunther from Potsdam and playing polka @ 1525. Good signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

6325: Radio Robbie heard with schlager and IDs @ 1550. SINPO 33433.

6401: Unid playing relaxing 'chill out' music @ 1615, no IDs. SINPO 33433.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mon Nov 6

6220: Mystery Radio booming in @ 1530 with a SINPO of 44444.

6295: Unid German station (not pirate) @ 1615. Discussion between man and woman. Was someone relaying this or is it another legal station moved into 48 metres from the overcrowded 49 metre band? SINPO 34433.

6300: unid station @ 1445, playing non-stop pop, no IDs. Strong signal - maybe someone testing their transmitter. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Fox 48 testing @ 1610, playing pops. SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Alpenroos playing Status Quo, ID in Dutch, @ 1545. Gave email address as barres60(@)hotmail.com

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sun Nov 5

Good conditions today with plenty of activity on 48 metres.

5965: MV Baltic Radio via Julich, Germany. Sign on in German and English @ 1300, rock music. Off 1400. Gave web address of www.rrms.de SINPO 55555.

6209: Radio Paardenkracht playing oldies, David Bowie "Let's Dance" @ 1600, occasional IDs. Signal beginning to fade now (1620), as is the light here. SINPO 43443.

6210: Radio Borderhunter coming in very well @ 0855, playing a Bryan Adams song, ad for the Summer Meeting 2007. SINPO 54444.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1040, suffering some splash from Borderhunter. SINPO 33433.

6239: Laser Hot Hits via Jolly Roger Radio with the Jolly Roger show @ 1015. SINPO 44444. This is one of three frequencies you could hear Laser today.

6260: Orion Radio signing off @ 0900. Strong utility QRM on the channel, making Orion difficult to hear. SINPO 32332.

6265: Premier Radio Int from Galway, Ireland with the usual selection on 70s music @ 0920. He also mentioned new QSL cards were being printed. Off at 1100. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with a sponsored show @ 0905. SINPO 44444.

6280: Radio Mazda playing schlager, ID in Dutch @ 1245. SINPO 43443.

6285: Radio Bonofox heard with oldies. SINPO 33333.

6290: Flux AM, a new station for me, heard @ 0930 heard playing Dutch songs with jingles. Good signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6290: West Coast Radio playing a ZZ Top, mentioning Radio Holland. Good signal but some fading and occasional utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6290: Radio Lowland playing polka @ 1550. Mentioned Boomerang. SINPO 33433.

6291/6294: Radio Holland AM. Started on 6291 @ 1220 (43443) before moving to 6294 @ 1230 (44444). Playing mainly 60s music. Gave email as radiohollandam(@)hotmail.com

6300: Radio Zodiac Int heard signing on @ 1155, whistle from a station underneath. SINPO 43443.

6300: Radio Boomerang with a very strong signal @ 1545 but another station underneath. Playing dance music. SINPO 53443.

6305: Radio Northpole playing pop and rap music @ 1030. Email given as radio.northpole(@)planet.nl SINPO 34433.

6306: Cupid Radio putting in a good signal @ 0850, heard reading listeners' reports. SINPO 44444.

6307: Radio Brandaris International @ 1345, mentioning Marko, giving out email, playing oldies. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Bonofox with oldies and schlager @ 1215. SINPO 33433.

6324: Radio Waves Int playing sounds from 1987 @ 0910. SINPO 34433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits v JRR with rock music @ 1045. SINPO 43433.

6401: Weekend Music Radio blasting in @ 1010, playing rock music. Email address: wmrscotland(@)yahoo.co.uk SINPO 54444.

6524: Radio Ramona on its new frequency with a fair signal @ 0915, giving out email address of radioramona(@)hotmail.com SINPO 34433

6540: Radio Ammerilis playing rock 'n' roll @ 1035. SINPO 34333.

(last update 4.20pm)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Sat Nov 4

A lot of activity this afternoon with a few QSOs going on between different Dutch stations. This is what I've heard:

6210: Radio Borderhunter @ 1550 with his usual clear, crisp signal, playing some instrumental music and dance music. SINPO 44444.

6265: Unid station playing mostly 60s music @ 1545. SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing 70s music @ 1710. SINPO 44433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits. Heard @ 0905 with Tony James, ad for Offshore Echoes and song by OMD. SINPO 34433.

6297: Radio Quintus: QSO with Lowland, Shadowman, Digital @ 1527. SINPO 44444.

6290: On Air AM playing oldies, talk in German. Heard @ 1535, poor at first but improved as the light faded. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Lowland @ 1510 giving out hotline and email address, radiolowland(@)hotmail.com SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Scotland Int in QSO with WCR, Northpole @ 1257. Moved from 6305. SINPO 44444.

6300: Magic AM testing, giving out email, snail mail and hotline. Heard playing T Rex song @ 1555. Some QRM from other Dutch stations but signal improved from 43443 to 54444 @ 1625. Closed a few minutes later.

6305: West Coast Radio in QSO with Kenwood Radio (on same frequency) @ 1140. Both with SINPO 44433

6305: Radio Scotland Int with a QSO with Radio Northpole @ 1240. ID in Dutch, English. SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Digital in QSO with Shadowman and Quintus @ 1515. SINPO 44444.

6310: Unid station heard playing polka @ 1300. Possibly Valencia? SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Bonofox playing Deep Purple @ 1610. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Lowland @ 2020 playing oldies, giving out hotline and email. Signal fading a lot. SINPO 34333.

6324: Radio Waves Int, mentioning 23rd anniversary in English @ 0910. SINPO 34433.

6401: Weekend Music Radio heard playing Pink Floyd music @ 1605. Jack Russell heard at 1800 talking about radio (thanks for the mention). SINPO 44444.

6524: Radio Ramona testing a new frequency. Heard @ 1700 playing oldies, giving out email. SINPO 33333 - some SSB QRM.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fri Nov 3

Temperature is dropping towards freezing here...another frosty night in store. Caught some stations on 48m this afternoon.

Radio Bonofox was on 6305 @ 1600 playing rock and pop, IDs in English. Asked for reports to radiobonofox(@)hotmail.com Signed off at 1640. SINPO 34433.

Radio Digital was on 6311 @ 1700. Started well but faded rapidly. Playing schlager, ID and email in Dutch. SINPO 34333.

Station heard on 6310 @ 2040 playing dance music. Signal coming in well (34433) but by 2048 had faded away before ID could be heard.

Checked for Radio Free Italy on 7485 @ 2050, but nothing heard here. Strong buzzing (s7) rules out hearing any weak signals. It will be interesting to see if anyone else has better luck.

(updated 2055)

Radio Waves Int

R.W.I 1983-2006 Broadcasts
The complete schedule & programs details are available on our website http://go.to/ rwi

Special broadcasts during November.

Country music show, French service, Rock City & Pirate memories - the sounds on short-waves around the world "on the highway to freedom."

For review and airplay send your promos to: RADIO WAVES INTERNATIONAL, BP 130,
92504 RUEIL Cedex, FRANCE

(Info via SW Pirates Yahoo! group)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

MV Baltic Radio, EMR

New Frequency for MV Baltic Radio + European Music Radio

Our new frequency for the wintertime starting in November will be 5965 kHz (via Julich, Germany) between 1300 and 1400 utc.

Sunday November 5 --- MV Baltic Radio
Sunday November 19 -- European Music Radio

Good Listening
73s Tom

(info: Tom Taylor, EMR)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Scandinavian Weekend Radio

Scandinavian Weekend Radio will have many tests during this transmission day (Nov 3-4). So please tune in and send your comments. See programme table on our webpage: http://swradio.net There's for example Rick Random's free radio news at 9-10 UTC....

S W R T E S T I N G
Tx site Virrat in middle of Finland 62,22 N 23,37 E
Power and frequencies:-
25 meter band RF output power: 100 watts, frequencies 11690 and 11720 kHz
49 meter band RF output power: 100 Watts, Frequencies 5980, 5990 and 6170 kHz
MW transmitter on 1602 kHz RF output power 100 Watts

25 mb DX-tests:
1. DX-test towards Eastern and Southern Europe on 25 mb Saturday 4th from 0500 to 1000 UTC. Our 3-element beam will be changed from normal 240 degrees to 170 degrees.
2. DX-test towards North-America on 25 mb Saturday 4th from 1000 to 1600 UTC. Antenna direction will be 300 degrees.
MW 1602 kHz:Our new 44 meters long vertical antenna will be taken in use during this transmission day. We are still making some final installation and tuning works but anyway please try how our signal is there. During last transmision we used that antenna during few hours in rest of our transmission and 1602 kHz was heart at least in Latvia.
48 mb: Our antenna here is towards 260 degrees in this moment. Please check how it works in your listening place.

Contact info: Tel: +358 400 995 559 Live while on air and SMS Service
E-mail: info@swradio.net Web: www.swradio.net
Scandinavian Weekend Radio, PL 9934801, VIRRAT, FINLAND
QSL Manager: Alpo Heinonen. All correct snailmail reception reports will be verified with our QSL-card (several NEW ONE's available). Enclose, please 2 EURO/ 2USD 2IRC (correctly stamped) for handling.

Time- and frequency scedule:
MW 1602 kHz:
fr. 2200- sa 2200 UTC
48 mb:
Fr. 22-23 UTC 6170 kHz
Fr. 23-24 UTC 5980 kHz
Sa.00-04 UTC 5980 kHz
Sa.04-17 UTC 6170 kHz
Sa.17-19 UTC 5980 kHz
Sa.19-22 UTC 6170 kHz
25 mb:
Fr. 22-24 UTC 11720 kHz
Sa.00-07 UTC 11720 kHz
Sa.07-12 UTC 11690 kHz
Sa.12-20 UTC 11720 kHz
Sa 20-22 UTC 11690 kHz

Alpo Heinonen Scandinavian Weekend Radio
(via SW Pirates Yahoo! group)

Wed Nov 1

Mystery Radio very strong tonight on 6220. Heard @ 2145 playing the Pet Shop Boys "Always on my Mind," then ID. SINPO 54444. Very cold and frosty here tonight!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oct 30 & 31

Mystery Radio continues pounding in on 6220....

Monday: 1440, SINPO 33433
Tuesday: 2155, SINPO 44433

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sun Oct 29

The start of winter time and 48 metres a bit slow to get going this morning and very few signals better than "fair.". No time for any listening after lunch.

6210: Classic Rock Radio playing rock music. Heard @ 0830 with SINPO 33433.

6210: IRF510 heard @ 1025. SINPO 33433. Had no luck hearing station on 3935 either last night or this evening.

6220: Mystery Radio with the usual pop @ 0820. SINPO 44444. Twelve hours later, still blasting in (54444).

6239: Britain Radio Int with one of its 5th Sunday broadcasts. Today, playing the Big L Fab 40. Heard at 1020 with SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio suffering QRM from station on 6266. Premier stronger of the two. Heard @ 1015 with 33433 SINPO.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with Lee Richardson programme @ 1030. Signal stronger than yesterday on 6275, maybe more power or different relay. SINPO 44444.

6285: Radio Saturnus @ 0850, mentioning Chris from Italy and playing the song "Mississipi." SINPO 34433.

6290: Radio Paardenkracht with schlager and email address. Heard @ 1005 with 43433 SINPO.

6294: Radio Skywire being squeezed between stations on 6290 & 6300. At 0915, caught distinctive email address: qso48(@)hotmail.com SINPO 23332.

6300: Unid station playing dance music @ 0900. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Golfbreker with schlager and polka @ 1345. SINPO 34433.

6305: Orion Radio heard playing Simon & Garfunkel song @ 0845, off at 0915. SINPO 34433.

6307: Brandaris Radio calling Northpole @ 1010. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Alpenroos with schlager @ 0905. SINPO 34333.

6400: Radio Ramona with oldies and jingles @ 0840. No sign of WMR at this time. SINPO 34333.

6401: Weekend Music Radio @ 1045 playing rock and a recording of Radio Free City from the 1980s. SINPO 43433.

6540: Radio Brigitte giving station ID in several languages @ 1000. SINPO 34433.

9290: IRF510 in lsb. Heard giving out phone number and address in English @ 1035. SINPO 24332. I wonder if this via Radio Spaceshuttle or their own tx?

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sat Oct 28

Another busy Saturday on 48 metres with many stations heard:

6210: IRF510 heard @ 1625 with rock and Halloween-type noises (spooky laughter etc). IRF (International Radio Friends) is a joint programme by On Air AM, Bermudadreieck, Crazy Wave Radio and a member of FRS Holland. Uses the SRS Germany address. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio heard playing pop @ 1655. SINPO 44444.

6265: Voice of the Netherlands involved in QSO with WCR and Radio Titanic @ 1510. SINPO 34433.

6266: West Coast Radio with 80s oldies. Heard @ 1300 playing song from Dire Straits and Prince. Mentioned the IRF510 station. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits. Regular Saturday slot now for Laser on this frequency. Heard @ 0805 with Dave Simpson programme. SINPO 34333.

6290: Radio Northpole heard @ 1250 playing oldies and ballads. SINPO 34433.

6291: Unid. Non-stop oldies @ 1600. No IDs heard. SINPO 33333.

6300: Radio Valencia heard signing off @ 1500. SINPO 34333.

6301: Radio Scirocco heard @ 0800 playing polka and giving out hotline number in Dutch, English and German. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Mazda. Long spells of country music and schlager with occasional IDs @ 1145. Good signal here. SINPO 44433.

6306: Unid. Song by Manfred Mann heard @ 1905 then faded out. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Rainbow. Non-stop oldies and occasional jingles. Ian Dury song heard @ 1630. SINPO 33333.

6401: Weekend Music Radio. Non-stop 80s music for most of the afternoon. Heard @ 1545 with SINPO 44444. By 1645, signal very strong, 9+20db! Jack Russell came on @ 1700 saying first time WMR on air for eight weeks.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Fri Oct 27

Mystery Radio heard on 6220 @ 1820. SINPO 34433.

Radio Boomerang was on 3927 @ 2015 playing dance music, with talk in Dutch and then off. SINPO 44433.

He was folllowed on 3927 by Radio Spaceman @ 2020, mentioning Boomerang and thanking Dave from England for SMS. SINPO 44433.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Thurs Oct 26

Nice surprise to hear a Dutch station on 48m this evening.

Cupid Radio & Radio Whitesnake heard @ 1900 on 6299 playing 70s music. SINPO 44433. Still going strong as I type this at 2040, signal holding up well. Also announced 15070.

Mystery Radio also on this evening, as usual using 6220. Logged @ 1925 with SINPO 33433.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wed Oct 25

Mystery Radio on 6220 @ 2030. SINPO 34433.

Radio Campervan from Sweden plans to be on air tomorrow (Thursday) evening.
Email address: radiocampervan(@)hotmail.com
(info from Alfa Lima forum)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Radio Sonar

“RADIO SONAR” is active on Wednesday, 25th of October, 16:00 and 18:00 GMT between 6.275 and 6.305 khz.

We certify reception reports with our October-QSL - mp3-files are very appreciated.

Phone in or sending text messages:
Tel: + 49 (0) 176 - 262 171 42 (during broadcast)
email: radiosonar@hotmail.de

(info via Dr Tim's Pirate News)

Oct 23 & 24

Mystery Radio continues to broadcast daily on 6220.

Logged on Monday @ 1940 with a SINPO of 44444 and today @ 1715, again with a SINPO of 44444. Usual non-stop pop and jingles.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sun Oct 22

Again, many stations heard, although a lot of fading. Here they are (in alphabetical order):

Radio Brandaris heard briefly on 6306 @ 1100 with announcements in Dutch. SINPO 43433.

Radio Brigitte was on 6540 @ 0905 with schlager. Fair signal (33433).

Britain Radio Int was coming in well today on 6239 via Jolly Roger Radio @ 0915 with radio news and oldies. Operator Roger Davis also mentioned the station was testing webstreams via its website. You can access BRI's site via the link on this page. SINPO 44444.

Cupid Radio was on 6210 @ 0745, mentioning listeners' reports, playing music from the 70s & 80s. SINPO 44444. In the afternoon Cupid Radio heard again, this time on 6212 @ 1445. Said also on 19 metres and had a lot of response from USA. SINPO 44444.

Radio Fox 48 from Scandinavia heard @ 1720 on 6324 playing songs from the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart. SINPO 34433.

Laser Hot Hits via JRR on 6380 @ 0950 with song by Madness and listeners' letters. SINPO 33433. Signal strengthened during the morning. After BRI's programme finished on 6239, Laser also heard on 6239 @ 1125. SINPO 44444.

Radio Malaisy (tent) on 6310 @ 1525. Non-stop music, mainly from the 80s. If they are going to play non-stop music, it would be useful to have a few jingles so we know who we're listening to. SINPO 44333.

Radio Mazda heard on 6290 @ 1315 playing schlager and polka. ID at 1325. SINPO 44433.

Mystery Radio on 6220 was heard @ 0800 with the Chris Ise programe in English and German. SINPO 34433.

Orion Radio was on 6295 @ 0740, playing rock and pop music. Good signal here. SINPO 44444.

Radio Paardenkracht was on 6324 @ 0855, playing schlager, country and pop music. Another good signal at this time (44444).

Good signal today from Premier Radio Int. Heard on 6265 @ 0805, playing 70s music and jingles, some utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

Radio Quintus was on 6295 @ 1435 playing schlager, greeting Dave from England. SINPO 44333. Heard on 6300 @ 1510 after moving to avoid Reflections Europe which had signed on at 1500 on 6295.

New station Zender Rocu heard on 6300 @ 1055 in QSO with Radio Pacman. SINPO 34433. At 1105, joined by Radio Quintus.

Radio Ramona was on his usual frequency of 6400 @ 1425 with oldies and jingles. Fair signal (34333).

Radio Scirocco playing schlager on 6275 @ 1445. Giving out phone number in English and Dutch. SINPO 33333.

Radio Skywire on 6302 @ 1555 playing Rolling Stones music and asking for QSO. Splash from Reflections Europe. SINPO 33433.

Radio Tarzan heard on 6300 @ 0850, playing schlager and giving out email address. Good signal (44444).

Radio Underground faded in @ 0940 on 6311. Heard reading Dr Tim's logs, playing radio recordings and mentioning listeners who called in last week. SINPO at this time was 44444 but did fade during the morning.

Radio Victoria was on 6285 @ 0900 playing 60s music. SINPO 33433.

WNKR heard testing on 5820 @ 1005, with Dave Martin playing 80s pop. SINPO 34433.

Unids:
6285: Dutch station playing non-stop schlager @ 1450. Fair-good signal.
6326: Also around same time, station with poor signal. Couldn't grab ID out of the noise level.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Sat Oct 21

Good daytime conditions today with a plenty of stations logged.

This morning heard Radio Borderhunter on 6210 with his usual good, clear signal. Always a pleasure to listen to. Heard @ 0900 playing The Eagles. SINPO 44444.

Radio Boomerang was on 6305 @ 0910 playing oldies and schlager. ID and off @ 0913. SINPO 44444. Radio Scotland Int then came on the frequency for a QSO and they were joined by Skyline Radio.

Laser Hot Hits was on 6275 @ 0930 with pop and the usual LHH promos. SINPO 34433.

I went out for a few hours but when I returned I heard Radio Shadowman on 6310 @ 1430 in a QSO with Zodiac.

Radio Spaceman came on 6315 @ 1435, before thinking better of it and moving to 6305 where he joined the QSO. Strong signal on both frequencies (54444). Also taking part in the QSO was Boomerang.

Radio Tarzan heard playing Simply Red on 6300 @ 1438 and giving out the email address of: tools(@)planet.nl SINPO 43443.

Radio Robbie was on 6325 @ 1445 playing schlager. SINPO 34333.

Good signal from Radio Mazda on 6290 with a mixture of schlager and oldies. Heard @ 1450 with a SINPO of 44444.

Radio Bonofox was on 6280 @ 1500 playing oldies, mentioning listeners who had been in touch. Some ute QRM. SINPO 33433.

Weak signal on 6316 @ 1530. Couldn't get an ID through the noise.

Mystery Radio heard on 6220 @ 1550. SINPO 43443.

This evening Radio Oscar Zulu (ROZ) on 6268 @ 1820 with best signal I've heard from him for a long time. Good selection of tunes from 70s & 80s. SINPO 44433. He said email is the only way to contact the station. The address is roz(@)chello.nl

Station on 6305 @ 1835 playing Rolling Stones music. Started off well but faded out at 1850 before an ID was heard (44333).

Radio Spaceman heard on 3927 @ 1850 playing 60s music. Very strong signal (54444). When tuned in again at 1950 a roaring-type noise on frequency spoiling reception, although signal still strong.

Station on 3905 @ 2000 with poor-fair signal. I see in Achim's blog, it was Radio Sensation. Too noisy to get a clear ID here. SINPO 23332.

Radio Optimod was heard on 3920 @ 2040 with oldies from 70s & 80s and Optimod jingles. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

Another unidentified station on 3900 playing oldies. Went off @ 2045, came back briefly and then went off again. No IDs heard. SINPO 43443.

Radio Borderhunter has been testing different frequencies through the day. Heard on 3905 @ 2225 playing some good 80s music from The Smiths, The Cure etc and having a problem with his phone. SINPO 44444.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Fri Oct 20

Radio Delmare heard on 3927 @ 1900, playing instrumental music. Weak signal just rising above the noise. Just caught ID. SINPO 24332.

Mystery Radio on 6220 @ 1855 with a good signal. SINPO 44444.

Antonio Radio (tent) on 6300 @ 2205. I'm surprised to hear anything at this time on 48m, but there is a station on 6300 playing rock n roll. ID sounded like Antonio Radio but signal weak and fading a lot. SINPO 23332.

Thurs Oct 19

Radio Whitesnake logged in northern Sweden by Gert Nillson on 6305 yesterday evening with good strength. Also heard by George Maroti in New York.

They also logged Solar Radio from the UK on 6294.2. Weak audio in New York @ 2205.

(Info via SW Pirates Yahoo! Group)

Neither station logged here last night. Only station audible was Mystery Radio with fair signals on 6220.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wed Oct 18

The winter season certainly feels like it is upon us. It now starts getting dark here about 6pm (1700), the leaves are falling off the trees and there is nothing much to hear on 48 metres in the evening, except of course Mystery Radio.

I'm listening now @ 1935 on 6220, signal booming in with SINPO of 44444 with the usual 80s pop and jingles.

I've also added some new links of pirate and other radio-related stuff. If anyone wants me to add their link to this website, let me know.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tues Oct 17

Mystery Radio continues to power on on 6220. At 1920 was SINPO 33433 but now (2050) is 44444. One day the mystery of Mystery Radio will be solved....

Monday, October 16, 2006

Mon Oct 16

Just one station today - Mystery Radio on 6220 @ 1555 with a SINPO of 43433 - some utility-type noise causing QRM.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sun Oct 15

Conditions very variable today with stations going from very good signals to fading out completely! Stations heard today (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Radio was on 6292 @ 0905 playing 60s music. SINPO 43443.

Radio Boomerang and Radio Optimod doing a joint programme on 6280 @ 1125, playing oldies. As usual, a very strong signal (54444).

Radio Brigitte heard on 6540 @ 1025 signing off in Dutch, German, French and English. Certainly a multi-lingual radio station! SINPO 44433.

Cupid Radio was on 6210 @ 0815, playing music from the 80s & 90s. SINPO 44444.

Always an excellent signal from Radio Enjoy Delux from Germany. Heard @ 0800 on 6300 playing a Madonna song. SINPO 54444.

Radio Face de Blatte (tent) on 6265 @ 0900. One of the stations affected by the variable conditions with reception going from good to poor within the space of a few minutes. Didn't get a clear ID but see message on Alfa Lima forum that RFB on 6265 at this time. Mailing address via SRS Germany. SINPO 44433.

Short programme from Radio Fox 48 on 6300. Heard @ 1015 playing oldies. SINPO 34433.

One of the best signals in the morning was from Magic AM on 6275. Started fair but signal strengthened during the morning. Gave out email address of magic.am(@)wanadoo.nl and mailing address of PO Box 56719, 1049 AS Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An enjoyable selection of oldies played. SINPO went from 34433 to 44444.

Radio Mazda was on 6290 @ 1050 playing rock music, such as Status Quo. SINPO 44444.

Mystery Radio was on 6220 with a programme from Chris Ise of Crazy Wave Radio, IDing as "Mystery Radio" and giving out the Mystery Radio email address, playing 80s music. SINPO 34433.

Radio Paardenkracht heard on 6324 @ 0925 playing oldies plus Dutch music. SINPO 34433.

Radio Paardenkracht also heard @ 1240 on 6298 in QSO with Blackbird and Zodiac. SINPO 43443.

Radio Quintus testing a new antenna on 6270 @ 1130. Playing schlager. Antenna seemed to be working well as it was a good signal (44444).

Radio Rainbow heard on 6285 @ 1020 playing Supertramp song. SINPO 34433.

Radio Ramona was on 6400 @ 1035 playing oldies. SINPO 34433.

Radio Shadowman on 6300 @ 0940 for a short broadcast. Playing polka, ID in Dutch and off. SINPO 44433.

Radio Skyline (or Skywire) heard on 6300 @ 1115 playing schlager. Station trying out echo-effect on voice which didn't make IDing very easy!

Radio Underground heard for the first time for a while. But signal didn't fade in here until mid-morning. Heard on 6311 @ 1030 talking about Laser. SINPO 44433. Hopefully this is the start of more regular programmes as it is always a station worth listening to with lots of free radio news and recordings. Email address is: radiounderground(@)go.com but there are no QSL cards!