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 @ SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Victoria playing oldies @ 0905. Email address: freeradiovictoria @ 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 @

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 @ 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.

E-Mail: eastcoastholland @
HL: 0031-6-23968182 (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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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
Windows Media Player users should surf to

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 (

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 (, 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 - 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 @ 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

E-mail: redaktion @

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 Büschel, 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:

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 <> or <>.

Have a nice weekend,
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:

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

9,290kHz (100kW) to Europe, the Far East and Pacific and at
0600 - 0700UTC TONY CURRIE'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER - live from Glasgow, fun and games for Christmas morning
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

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(@) 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(@) 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 "

(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.