Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sun Nov 4

Misty day and plenty of stations on the air.

3945: Weekend Music Radio with Dave Anderson playing recordings of 70s shortwave pirate Radio Viking @ 2230. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

5705: Orion Radio on a new frequency, giving out contact details and greeting Marcel @ 0855. Good move as frequency is clear. SINPO 44444.

5805: Radio Telstar South with the Golden Boys playing more 60s memories @ 0850. SINPO 34433.

5822: Unid @ 1320, bit of hum on signal, playing pop. Mentioned Hotmail email address. Couldn't catch name, thought might be Condor but email from station says it wasn't him. Any ideas? SINPO 34333. (Radio Pandora - IDed on Alfa Lima forum)

5965: MV Baltic Radio v Germany @ 1330 with IDs, tourist info in English and mentioning the MV Baltic Radio mug. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.

6205: Radio North Sea Int playing the song "Northern Lights" @ 1005. Good signal but some SSB QRM. SINPO 43433.

6210: Radio Geronimo heard briefly @ 0910 with Dave Scott giving out contact details. SINPO 44433.

6210: Radio 48 playing Phil Collins @ 1105. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 0925. SINPO 34433.

6251: Crazy Wave Radio heard @ 1035 with lots of IDs, playing rock music. Fair signal here. SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing 70s music @ 0845, some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6271: Radio Halloween heard @ 1010 in German with various spooky sounds and music. SINPO 23332.

6281: Radio Black Power playing 10CC's "Dreadlock Holiday," @ 1315, ID in Dutch @ 1333. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6282: Radio Sonar with a weak signal @ 0915, but fair peaks when able to catch station ID. Playing rock music. Deep fades. SINPO 23432. Click here for recording

6285: Radio Geronimo signing off @ 0857. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6295: Radio Northpole playing rock n roll @ 0905. SINPO 34433.

6295: Radio Saturnus in QSO @ 1050. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Zeelandia (tent) playing schlager @ 1140, some splash from 6305. SINPO 23432.

6305: Radio Underground heard @ 1030 talking about Radio Telstar South, strong utility over the signal at this time. SINPO 43433. Wiped out @ 1055 by strong station. Deliberate jamming or just careless??

6305: Unid strong station playing dance music @ 1055 over Radio Underground. SINPO 43433.

6317: Radio Kilo Tango Lima playing rock music @ 0900, but heavy utility. SINPO 33433.

6325: Radio Alice with polka @ 0920, some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6374: Laser Hot Hits playing Dire Straits @ 1045, whistle from a co-channel weaker station. SINPO 33433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio had the best signal this morning with S9+20dB. Heard @ 0930 playing ZZ Top. Jack was talking about looking for a new frequency to avoid QRM from North Korea in the afternoon. SINPO 54444.

(updated 22:30UTC)


Anonymous said...

YES, it was Deliberate jamming of Underground by a coward who didn't give any ID.

Anonymous said...

Underground sounds better when jammed IMO

Anonymous said...

Disagree totally. Underground's a good listen. I don't want to listen to non stop music, i can get that by other means. The jamming, if it was deliberate, was an unbelievably selfish act. It just meant i couldn't listen to what i wanted to.

Anonymous said...

underground is a great station to listen has everything us free radio guys want to know about. Steve if you are reading this please dont get put off and go giving up on us.if we look on the bands over the weekend you can count the number of free radio stations broadcasting from the british isles on 1 hand.we need to support these stations before HF broadcasing really is a thing of the past.i dont think the jamming was deliberate.a lot of the dutch broadcasters leave their TXs on soak test just to keep themselves a free spot on the band.i have done this myself in the past.48mb has always suffered from clutter.maybe such stations should consider moving down to 5.8 especially with the way the sunspot cycle is at my opinion its working much better than 48 at the moment.

Anonymous said...

According to Dr Tim's logs, it was Radio Merlin behind the jamming.

Have they got a grudge against Steve from Underground?

There are few enough British pirates on without them jamming each other.

We can't even blame the Dutch this time!!!

The best programmes are on the UK stations. Stations like Underground, WMR and Bogusman take time to put programmes together rather than just slap on a few records.

mr underground said...

thanks for the support it wasn't paul from merlin that was just lazy logging on dr tims logs as paul was on 6305 on saturday and nobody got an id from the jamming anyway. I have a good idea where it is coming from it is from an area known for high power operators and every now and then they like to flex their muscles and jam out qrp stations their attitude is we have the power we do what we want. This has happened before to qrp uk stations. Thanks everyone Steve .

Anonymous said...

Thanks steve just because we were on 6305 on saturday .Does not mean rmi blocked out r underground on sunday.We have had the same problems using 6305 in the past so the last thing we would do is jam anyone. We have got better things to do with our lives.Anyway sorry to hear steve was jamed
paul watt

yohan said...

I enjoy radio underground and agree that a small minority of dutch stations give free radio a bad name power is not everything it about programme content of which underground , wmr , merlin and other uk stations provide and these jammers should be named by dutch stations if they know who's doing it. Keep up the good work yohan south netherlands.

Anonymous said...

Question: What station with a big power house signal 'wasn't' logged last week?
Answer: He's the one that did it !!