Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tues July 31

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1850. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6310: Unid station @ 2020. Weak signal - could just hear music but not strong enough to identify.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sun July 29

3927: West Coast Radio playing Europe "The Final Countdown" @ 2200. Fair-good signal here. SINPO 34333.

3930: Pacman Radio heard playing "Fade to Grey" @ 1900, ID. SINPO 34333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio on his Sunday frequency playing The Clash "I Fought the Law" @ 1910. SINPO 44333.

5720: Orion Radio heard @ 0835 playing Golden Earring "Radar Love." No signal heard when I first tuned in at around 0740. But now coming in well - best signal for a long time. SINPO 44433.

5805: Radio Telstar South @ 1925 with 60s music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0745. SINPO 34433.

6225: LMR heard @ 0925 playing easy listening music, asking for reports to be sent in by text. Good signal and clear audio. SINPO 44333. Click here for a short audio clip

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Fleetwood Mac @ 0825, some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

6276: Radio Blackbird playing schlager and giving out hotline number. Weak signal. Email address: blackbird @ wanadoo.nl SINPO 24332.

6292: Voice of the Netherlands playing the Police "Every Little Thing She Does," @ 0850 and asking for reports. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6292: Radio Scotland heard in QSO with VOTN @ 0935. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Valencia with schlager and ID @ 0940. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Brandaris heard @ 1235 playing schlager. Also announcing new email address of info @ radiobrandaris.com SINPO 34433.

6311: Radio Alice @ 1510 playing a mix of schlager, country and oldies. SINPO 34433.

6312: Radio Altrex (tent) @ 0830. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing Meatloaf @ 0740. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:00UTC)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Sat July 28

3900: Unid station @ 2210 heard while another unid station on 3901 off briefly. Both stations suffering splash from Bogusman. 3900: SINPO 22332, 3901: SINPO 33433

3904: Bogusman back with his highly individual take on life and playing alternative music. Some splash from WMR. Heard @ 2100, with signal peaking at 9+20dB. SINPO 54444.

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 1710 with Meatloaf's "Bat Out Of Hell." Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

3927: Delta Radio with a good signal, playing schlager and greeting Marcel @ 2030. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1720. Weak signal but beginning to improve. Splash from Radio Racja on 6225. SINPO 22432.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio heard @ 2125 playing alternative music. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6255: KBC via Lithuania @ 2205 with advert for K-PO receivers and playing rock music. SINPO 54444.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0800 with Jolly Roger playing the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations." Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6275: Radio Romeo Echo heard @ 2050 playing the song "Black Velvet" followed by ID and email address. SINPO 34333.

6285: Radio Skywire with schlager @ 2045, followed by ID and said he was "listening out on 48m." SINPO 34333.

6290: Radio Bermudadreieck heard @ 1920 with lots of jingles, mention of Eisenach address and hotline. Some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

6301: Radio Zeelandia with schlager and polka and occasional IDs. Heard @ 1605, off at 1619. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

6307: Radio Fox 48 with dance music @ 1905, giving out email address. SINPO 24332.

6385: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1935 playing David Bowie "Golden Years." SINPO 24432.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard briefly with a fair signal @ 1705 with ID before disappearing. Recheck @ 1725, back with S9 signal. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Waves Int via Latvia playing country music @ 0750. Off at 0800. SINPO 45444. To hear an audio clip, click here

9290: RMRC (Rhein Main Radio Club) v Latvia heard @ 1700 signing on with "Man of Action," then into programme in German. SINPO 45444.

(updated 23:10UTC)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Fri July 27

3899: Pacman Radio heard with a low power test, asking for QSO @ 2035. Fair signal here. SINPO 33333.

3927: Radio Likedeeler playing rock music, ID, talk in German @ 2025. Signal about S7 here. SINPO 34333.

3932: Radio Pacman playing rock music @ 2145. According to West Coast, only using 6W. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio Waves Int v Latvia @ 2140 with country music. SINPO 45444.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thurs July 26

3945: WMR hoaxer (pres). I measured frequency to 3944.7 suggesting it's the hoaxer as WMR last night was above 3945. Playing recording of Nova. Strong signal but splash from the powerhouse on 3955. SINPO 43443.

6385: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1910 playing Four Seasons "Who Loves You." There was CW QRM at first but this stopped a few minutes later leaving Laser on a clear channel. Certainly better than 6380 where the morse seems to be continual. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:00UTC)

RWI via Latvia

Here is RWI's next schedule via Riga on 9290khz with a special country music show dedicated to N°1 festival in France - the Country Rendezvous Festival.

It is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with 15 groups performing 24 hours of live music during the last weekend of July.
Friday July 27, 21.00 to 22.00 utc
Saturday July 28, 07.00 to 08.00 utc
Sunday July 29, 06.00 to 07.00 utc

We will be on holiday for two weeks but the radio programs continue on the net. Now listen to us on the net via http://www.pirateradionetwork.com/
Philippe & Peter Hills
(info via swpirates)
Dr Tim's News reports RMRC (Rhein Main Radio Club) back on the air via 9290 this Saturday from 1700-1900. Web address: http://www.rmrc.de/

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wed July 25

3945: WMR (pres) playing 80s electro-pop @ 1930. Off with no ID. SINPO 44433.

3945: WMR (the real one - see comments) back with archive recording of Kiss FM, Ireland, @ 2155. Strong signal here. SINPO 54444.

6289: West Coast Radio playing Abba "Fernando" @ 1740. ID and went off a few minutes later. Poor-fair signal with some ute QRM. SINPO 23332.

(updated 22:00UTC)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tues July 24

3929: West Coast Radio (pres) playing non-stop oldies. Heard @ 2230 with a SINPO 44433.

3945: WMR hoaxer (pres) back on tonight @ 1955 with recordings of Radio Nova from Ireland. Excellent signal peaking at S9+10dB here. It seems the station's coming from Ireland (see comments on previous posting). Click here for an audio clip. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Optimod playing dance music @ 2055. Good signal here. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Mon July 23

3945: Weekend Music Radio (pres) playing a recording of Kiss FM, Ireland, with an American top 40 show from the 80s. Good signal. SINPO 44433. Thought to be the hoaxer (see comments).

6294: West Coast Radio playing rock. Good signal peaking at S9, but some splash from the Sahara clandestine on 6300. SINPO 43433.

6311: Unid station playing schlager and rock n roll @ 1050. Achim's blog says Radio 5 from the Netherlands was being heard on this frequency. Weak signal here. SINPO 24332.

6311: Radio Lowland and Radio 5 in a joint programme. ID in English heard @ 1935 announcing hotline and Lowland's email address. Stations playing schlager. Fair signal but some local QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 21:55UTC)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sun July 22

Lot of deep fading on the signals today. Here's what's been heard:

3928: Antonio Radio heard @ 2050 playing the Mamas & The Papas, good peaks on the signal. SINPO 34333.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing the Rolling Stones @ 2140, some slight SSB QRM. SINPO 44433.

5720: Orion Radio @ 0745 with John talking about the weather and playing some schlager. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

5805: Radio Telstar South playing Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" @ 0905. Usual fast moving, slick programmes. Good peaks but also deep fades. SINPO 34433.

6045: Radio Gloria via Juelich signing on @ 1200 in German before playing a dance track by Leftfield. SINPO 45444.

6200: Radio Rapido heard @ 0940 playing punk music. Fair peaks but deep fades. SINPO 34433.

6210: Radio Borderhunter playing schlager, pop and rock. Heard @ 1010 with a fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6220: Radio Merlin Int @ 0855 playing "Unchained Melody," ID. SINPO 33433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 2045. SINPO 33433.

6245: Britain Radio Int v JRRI signing on @ 0900 with pop and radio chat with Roger Davis. Fair signal today. SINPO 34433.

6265: Premier Radio heard @ 0750 playing a Dr Tim promo and oldies. SINPO 24332.

6275: Unid station with rock music @ 2040, some utility QRM. Sudden off at 2050. SINPO 33433.

6290: Delta Radio with some soft rock @ 0845, occasional utility QRM. Audio sounded a bit distorted. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Valencia @ 2035 with schlager, some splash from 6300. SINPO 43433.

6306: Brandaris Radio greeting listeners @ 0850 and playing a mix of oldies and schlager. SINPO 34433.

6308: Bluestar Radio with schlager and signing off @ 0755. Weak signal but just able to catch ID. SINPO 24332.

6310: Brandaris Radio moved to this frequency @ 0930. Signal S7-8 but some utility noise. SINPO 33433.

6325: Unid station heard @ 1155 playing rock music. Sudden off. SINPO 34433.

6385: Laser Hot Hits playing a George Michael song @ 1050. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with Jack playing archive recordings @ 0805, including Radio Budapest's final English broadcast last month. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6524: Radio Ramona playing rock music @ 1055, followed by Ramona ID. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:45UTC)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sat July 21

3910: Weekend Music Radio @ 1945 playing archive interval signals and recordings of Radio Impact from 1979, which certainly brought back a few memories. SINPO 34333.

3925: Radio Sensation heard @ 2110 giving out hotline in several anguages, playing schlager. SINPO 34333.

6255: KBC via Lithuania @ 2235 playing Bryan Adams. Usual strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1050 with Stewart Ross asking for listeners to support the station. Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

6300: Antonio Radio (tent) with long talk in Dutch @ 1045 followed by schlager then off. Possibly a QSO but couldn't hear other station. SINPO 24332.

6302: Radio Brandaris moved here @ 2030, heard palying polka but squeezed between the Saharan station on 6300 and Valencia on 6305. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Merlin playing a song by Wet Wet Wet @ 1430 (very appropriate considering the bad weather we've been having. Much of England seems to be under water at the moment!). Fair signal but rapid fading. SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Valencia giving out his hotline in English @ 2025, playing schlager. SINPO 43433.

6306: Radio Brandaris @ 2010 playing polka and instrumental music, whistle caused by Valencia. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Delta with instrumental music @ 2035, ID at 2042. Gave Ruurlo address as contact. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6311: Lowland Radio heard briefly @ 2005 with polka and schlager. SINPO 33333.

6385: Laser Hot Hits coming in with a pretty good signal here @ 1115 playing David Bowie's "Golden Years." Averaging S8 and on a clear channel. Not parallel with 6275. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio coming in with a good signal, playing music from the 60s including Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" @ 1725. Bit of fading. SINPO 44433.

9290: Radio Casablanca via Latvia signing on @ 1100 and going into German pop and schlager. SINPO 44433.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fri July 20

3928: Antonio Radio heard @ 1945 playing schlager, giving out hotline in Dutch. SINPO 34333.

6255: KBC via Lithuania heard signing on @ 2200 and going straight into the 70s punk classic "Have You Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn't Have" by the Buzzcocks. SINPO 55544.

6304: Unid station playing schlager @ 2150. Some utility QRM. Sudden off at 2157 with no announcements. SINPO 33433.

(updated 22:00UTC)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thurs July 19

6220: Mystery Radio with pop. Fair signal @ 1720. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Condor heard @ 1800 playing dance music and 'anorak' tunes. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tues July 17

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1900 with pop. Seems to be more active again - maybe he was on his holidays. SINPO 43433.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mon July 16

3910: Unid station playing schlager @ 1915. Good signal but some static crashes. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1910. SINPO 44433.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sun July 15

Strange conditions with a lot of deep fading on signals today.

3945: Weekend Music Radio playing "Everlasting Love" @ 1955. SINPO 44333.

6200: Radio Rapido heard announcing the Merlin, Ontario address for letters @ 0815 and playing alternative music. Fair signal to start with but faded out within 15 minutes. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop and jingles @ 1630. Station doesn't seem to be on the air quite so much these days. Splash from 6225 (Radio Racja). SINPO 33433.

6245: Laser Hot Hits v JRRI playing Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me," @ 0910. SINPO 33333.

6250: Radio Borderhunter heard @ 1125 playing 80s disco music. He said it was just a short broadcast to say hello. Some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6265: Premier Radio Int with oldies @ 0830. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Saturnus playing pop @ 1130. Poor to fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with schlager @ 0825. One of the better signals first thing. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Odyssey from Greece with a good signal here @ 2250 playing "Time After Time," with occasional IDs by woman. SINPO 44333.
Click here for short audio clip

6324: Radio Waves Int (tent) with a weak signal @ 0920. SINPO 24332.

6380: Laser Hot Hits playing oldies @ 0820 but signal fading out. SINPO 24332.

6400: Weekend Music Radio with a Frankie Miller song @ 0835. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6524: Radio Ramona heard @ 0915 talking about the summer meeting, playing the song "Come Back My Love" @ 0915. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

(updated 22:55UTC)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sat July 14

3904: Bogusman heard @ 2120 with his usual offbeat views about life and playing indie music. SINPO 44444.

3910: Weekend Music Radio in parallel with 6400, broadcasting archive recordings of Irish pirate radio stations. SINPO 34433.

3910: Radio Boomerang switched to this frequency @ 2125 to avoid Spaceman, but unfortunately jamming WMR! SINPO 32432.

3926: Radio Delmare heard @ 2250 calling Spaceman. Modulation sounded a bit rough. Spaceman came back in reply. Radio Thunderbird and West Coast Radio also involved in the QSO. SINPO 34433.

3927: Radio Boomerang playing some 70s glam rock @ 2005. The usual strong signal. SINPO 44444.

3927: Radio Spaceman playing Creedance Clearwater Revival @ 2115. Another Dutch powerhouse. SINPO 54444.

3940: Radio Underground talking about Laser Hot Hits @ 1805. Fair signal here. SINPO 34433.

6255: KBC via Lithuania playing Heart "Some Kind of a Secret" @ 2225. Tonight, only S9+10dB. SINPO 55544.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0805 playing oldies. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6275: Radio Rainbow @ 1600 playing Nena's "99 Red Balloons," and talking about peace. Power might have been increased as signal is a lot better than previous Saturdays. SINPO 34433.

6288: Unid station. Weak signal @ 2015 suffering from utility splash from 6290. Can just hear some music and talking. SINPO 23332.

6324: Radio Waves Int talking about upcoming RWI broadcasts on 9290 @ 1730 and playing the Rubettes "Sugar Baby Love." SINPO 34433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits suffering strong CW QRM @ 1740. Heard giving out mailing address and playing oldies. Fair signal but difficult to listen to with the constant morse code. SINPO 32432.

6400: Weekend Music Radio blasting in @ 1735, signal 9+20dB. Jack Russell playing The Doors "Riders on the Storm." SINPO 54444.

(updated 23:00UTC)

Red Sands Radio

Red Sands Radio broadcasting from the Red Sands Fort in the North Sea, seven miles from Whitstable in Kent, has gone on the air. The station will be broadcasting on 1278kHz until July 23, having been given a temporary licence by Ofcom.

The station is commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which saw the closure of most of the offshire pirates in 1967. The wartime structures were used by several stations between 1964 and 1967.

HD de Boer sent me an audio clip he made of Red Sands Radio in Dokkum in the north of the Netherlands. Click here to hear the recording.

The station also has streaming audio via its website, where you can also find out more about the project. Go to http://www.redsandonline.co.uk/

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fri July 13

3908: West Coast Radio heard playing some rock music @ 2220, thanks for the very nice mention. SINPO 44433.

3925: Radio Atlantis playing Madonna @ 2145. Also experimenting with lsb and usb modes. Good signal. Jingle gave email address as dutchradioatlantisinternational @ hotmail.com But the email was returned but I tried dutchradioatlantis @ hotmail.com and it went through okay. SINPO 44444. Hear a clip here

6255: KBC via Lithuania slightly weaker this week (only 9+20dB). Heard @ 2236 playing Iggy Pop "Lust for Life." SINPO 55544.

6286: West Coast Radio calling Condor Radio @ 1755, playing some techo music. SINPO 34433.

6288: Radio Condor trying out a new frequency @ 1745, playing dance music with IDs. Weak signal but clear channel. SINPO 24432.

6311: West Coast Radio heard @ 1735 playing Soft Cell "Tainted Love." Fair signal but deep fades and local QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Station addresses

Today I have posted a list of shortwave pirates' addresses including email, snail mail and web details - where known. There might be some gaps in my list so any corrections welcome. You can view it at http://www.esnips.com/web/ukdxersaddresses

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wed July 11

6295: Unid station @ 1805. Weak signal, possibly Radio Northpole but not strong enough to identify. SINPO 24332.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tues July 10

Busy evening for a Tuesday...

3900: West Coast Radio heard @ 2210 with what he said was "gothic and alternative music." Fair signal here. SINPO 34333.

3927: Radio Spaceman with his usual mighty signal. Heard @ 2035 playing Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights." SINPO 54444.

6286: Radio Doctor Tim heard @ 2045 with reports to Northpole and Brandaris. Quite a good signal from Germany! SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Northpole @ 2020 with schlager. Sounded like there was a station underneath. SINPO 33433.

6295: Radio Brandaris heard @ 2030 calling Northpole and Bonofox. SINPO 33433.

6300: Radio Northpole playing schlager @ 1840, the usual co-channel QRM from the Western Sahara clandestine. Best in usb. SINPO 32432.

6305: Radio Boomerang @ 1845 calling Northpole, usual strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6312: Radio Bonofox (tent) playing schlager @ 1850. SINPO 34333. (Didn't have time to wait for an ID - time for my dinner!).

(updated 22:15UTC)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Mon July 9

3900: Radio Jimmy heard in QSO with Radio Pacman @ 2007. Pacman said he was on low power. Some ssb and utility noise on the frequency. SINPO for both 33333.

3913: Unid station heard @ 2013 playing Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing." Good signal but some utility splash. No ID heard. SINPO 43433.

3929: West Coast Radio with rock music followed by station jingles @ 2230. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

(updated 22:35UTC)

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sun July 8

Poor conditions so far today with very few stations heard:

3927: Radio Spaceman with his usual strong signal @ 1950, playing schlager, greeting Axel in Germany. SINPO 44444.

3945: Weekend Music Radio with Jack reading listeners' letters and emails @ 1945. SINPO 34333.

6200: Radio Rapido heard @ 0950 thanking listeners who had contacted the station, playing rock music. Sounded like English station but weak signal. SINPO 23432. (Confirmed by station)

6210: Radio Geronimo heard @ 0810 playing rock music, advert for the British DX Club, then a feature about Radio Caroline. SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1510 with pop and jingle IDs. SINPO 34433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing the song "I Drove All Night" @ 0830. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Zeelandia heard playing Shadows "Apache" @ 1955 before announcing he was closing down. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with schlager @ 0820. Also announced a new website at http://www.radiobrandaris.com/ although the site is still under construction. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Merlin Int just faded in, heard @ 0920 playing Duran Duran, greeting Michael from Poland. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio heard @ 1500 playing the Rolling Stones "Paint it Black." SINPO 34433. Listening to WMR now @ 2145 - signal is S9+20dB - SINPO 55544!

(updated 21:45UTC)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sat July 7

3900: West Coast Radio playing rock music @ 2205. Some splash from WMR, very strong now on 3910. SINPO 43443.

3910: Weekend Music Radio playing Irish Radio Nova recordings @ 2010, strong signal (s9+10db). Some sort of warbling noise on signal. See Alfa Lima's forum. I hope it is not deliberate jamming of WMR. SINPO 44433. Update - recheck at 2030, the warbling's stopped. Listening now to WMR @ 2245, super signal (S9+20dB) - I'm pleased to report no reception problems. Let's hope the warbling was a one-off!

3925: Bogusman heard @ 2200 with the usual chat and indie music. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

3940: Radio Underground with free radio news and recordings @ 2005. Always enjoyable programmes. SINPO 44333.

6255: KBC v Lithuania @ 2225 with ads for its business and playing oldies. Tonight, the S-meter is pushing S9+40dB. SINPO 55555.

6265: Premier Radio Int heard @ 0930 playing Golden Earring "Radar Love," jingle ID.

6275: Laser Hot Hits with the Stewart Ross programe @ 0810. SINPO 33433.

6275: Radio Rainbow playing Commandards "Don't Leave This Way" @ 1115, followed by ID. SINPO 34433.

6286: Radio Scotland Int playing a song by U2, followed by ID and jingle. Good signal but some splash from the Chinese music station on 6280. SINPO 44444.
Click here to hear a short clip

6300: Radio Albatross playing song "Little Arrows" @ 1105, followed by ID and email address. Fair signal but deep fading. SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Saturnus playing oldies @ 1705, commenting that it was hot in the studio, Saharan station heard underneath but not faded in yet. SINPO 33433.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int heard @ 1335 playing polka, lots of IDs, then "Popcorn." SINPO 34433.

6306: Telstar Radio and Radio Brandaris heard @ 2020 playing schlager, greeting listeners in Dutch and English. SINPO 34433.

6310: Unid station playing "Stand By Me" @ 2218, before going into Eurthymics song and closing down suddenly, no IDs. SINPO 33333.

6314: Radio Altrex heard @ 1735 calling Radio Saturnus and Rob 007. SINPO 33433.

6318: Radio KTL (tent) at 1715 playing "The Great Pretender," but audio very bassy. Went off suddently at 1718. SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Quintus playing schlager and testing audio @ 1720 but suffering utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 22:30UTC)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Fri July 6

3907: Radio Spaceman @ 2100 greeting Weekend Music Radio and playing "Scotland the Brave." SINPO 43433. In parallel with 3927 - or is it a spur from 3927, or someone else relaying Spaceman there?

3910: Weekend Music Radio (pres) @ 2045 playing non-stop rock music. Strong signal (s9+10db). SINPO 44444.

3927: Radio Spaceman @ 2005 playing Four Non-Blondes. As usual, very strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6255: KBC v Lithuania with its first Friday evening broadcast. Heard @ 2245 with S9+30dB signal here, playing rock music. SINPO 55544.

6305: Radio Merlin Int heard @ 2050 playing a Lily Allen song. Good signal but splash from the Saharan station on 6300 which is strong tonight. SINPO 43433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits @ 2055 with ID, playing oldies but strong morse QRM making listening difficult. SINPO 22432.

(updated 22:45UTC)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thurs July 5

6300.7: Unid station with relay of Dutch commercial station. Heard @ 1720 playing Gnarls Barkley "Crazy." Obviously with the Sahara clandestine on the same frequency IDing it was not easy. Nasty heterodyne. SINPO 32432.

6305: Radio Boomerang heard @ 2045, playing music by OMD. Unfortunately Brandaris was still on 6306, so bit of a mess. Fortunately Boomerang went off again a few minutes later. SINPO 43433.

6306: Radio Brandaris heard @ 1950 playing instrumental music, some utility and ssb QRM. Saying was switching transmitters. SINPO 33433. Back @ 1955 with second transmitter and much better signal. SINPO 44433.

6380: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2050 with the Jolly Roger Show. Poor-fair signal with non-stop morse code. Comment left on previous post said LHH was testing 24 hours on this frequency. SINPO 234332. Tuned in again at 2145, signal had improved, now peaking at s9, although morse code still going. SINPO 33433.

(updated 21:50UTC)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Wed July 4

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1550 with advert for Radio Review magazine and playing dance music. The station said it was hoping to return to 24 hour broadcasting again. Fair signal but within 10 minutes faded out completely. SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Northpole still persisting with 6300 despite sharing the frequency with the Sahara station. Northpole is the stronger at the moment, heard @ 1730 playing pop music, but there is a whistle on the signal. SINPO 33433.

(updated 17:35UTC)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Tues July 3

3930: West Coast Radio heard @ 2230 playing ELO "It's A Living Thing." Good signal peaking @ s9+10db. SINPO 44333.

6275: The Overcomer Ministry @ 0905 with Brother's Stair's religious rants. Hardly a new station (see posting below) - Brother Stair can be heard all over the shortwaves with much better reception than here. I don't who is putting the relay out. Is it Laser? Or is it one of Laser's relayers like JRRI or Radio Rainbow? I wonder how much Br. Stair pays for these relays? Let's hope this does not mean religion 24/7 on 6275! Poor signal so couldn't really hear much anyway. SINPO 24332.

6300: Radio Northpole heard @ 1910 playing Gorillaz, but reception only possible in usb due to the Sahara clandestine station on the same frequency. It's a pity Northpole didn't check the channel before switching on (I assume the Sahara station can be heard in the Netherlands). SINPO 42332.

(updated 22:30UTC)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Mon July 2

6316: Radio Altrex (tent) heard @ 2000 playing country music and schlager. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

New station

Hello dear radiofriends!

Tuesday July 3, 2007 between 0900 -1500 UTC there will be a test transmission of a new radio station on the frequency 6275 khz.

Its important for us that you send reports and comments to the 2 addresses given in the transmission. Please help us.

We will respond! Best wishes and good luck. Tuesday July 3, something to put in your diary!

Thank you.

N American log

Another log from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN:

6925usb, The Voice of Captain Ron-Shortwave. June 30. 0225-0240. First log of this station. The good Captain with numerous IDs playing heavy metal mx in the genre of “Man O’War.” Serious QRM from station broadcasting in AM mode. Poor.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sun Jul 1

3930: Alpenroos Radio (tent) signing off @ 2020. Weak signal so can't be sure if this was correct ID. SINPO 24332.

3945: Weekend Music Radio on its Sunday 75m frequency, in parallel with 6400. Heard @ 2025 playing Nik Kershaw. SINPO 44433.

5720: Orion Radio playing polka @ 0810. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6205: Radio Borderhunter playing schlager, country, pop etc. Good signal but rapid fading @ 1000. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 0830 with pop. SINPO 33433. At 2035, Andy Walker heard playing a selection of music. Good signal here with a bit of fading. SINPO 44433.

6245: The Overcomer Ministry via JRRI (?) @ 0920. The usual religious ranting from Brother Stair. He's on enough shortwave frequencies - do we really need him on 48 metres as well? SINPO 34333.

6265: Premier Radio Int @ 0835 playing ELO "Don't Bring Me Down." SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Scirocco with polka, ID and announcing hotline in Dutch @ 0820. SINPO 34333.

6316: Radio Altrex heard playing schlager and country @ 1045, sign off at 1100. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6324: Radio Waves Int (tent) @ 1050 relaying an American country music show. Some utility QRM. SINPO 23432.

6374: West Coast Radio playing Steeleye Span "All Around My Hat" @ 0815. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio putting in a good signal this morning. Heard @ 0925 talking about Irish station Energy 103 and playing Lenny Kravitz. New email address: studio @ wmrscotland.com SINPO 44444.

6540: Radio Hamamelis @ 0910 playing schlager followed by Robbie Williams, then ID and chat in Dutch. SINPO 34433.

(updated 20:40UTC)