Monday, March 31, 2008

Mon Mar 31

6310: Unid station heard @ 1820 playing polka. Voice quite distorted so couldn't get ID. SINPO 33332.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sun Mar 30

5800: Radio Telstar South with oldies @ 1320. Weak signal and fading heavily. SINPO 24322. Tuned in again @ 1630, much better signal now - around S8 with the Golden Boys. SINPO 34433.

5815: Orion Radio coming in well this morning @ 0845, playing Dutch songs. Signal peaking at 9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio with pop and rock. Heard @ 0915 with SINPO 34433.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1540 playing dance music. Signal S8 here. SINPO 34433.

6275: Voice of the Netherlands with a good signal. Heard @ 0830 playing Queen "Don't Stop Me Now." SINPO 44444.

6280: Radio Calypso heard signing on @ 0945 and playing oldies. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Daiwa heard in QSO with Calypso @ 1305. SINPO 34333.

6295: Unid station heard briefly @ 0935 playing a Rolling Stones song before fading out. SINPO 24332. Maybe same station @ 1135 playing snatches of music - still much fading.

6300: Radio Merlin (tent) @ 0840 with oldies, bit of a whistle from co-channel station. I'm not sure what time the Saharan station signs off. SINPO 33433.

6308: Radio Royal with schlager and IDs @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Malaisy playing "Rhythm is a Dancer" @ 1105, with jingle IDs. SINPO 34333.

6882: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1635 with a fair-good signal, playing the song "Tell It To My Heart." SINPO 34433. The station also has a new blog.

(updated 16:35UTC)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sat Mar 29

3935: Laser Hot Hits @ 1730 with Steve Roberts playing oldies. SINPO 34333.

6215: Radio King Shortwave (tent) @ 1010 playing rock music. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6265: Radio Altrex heard here @ 1645 signing off after moving to avoid QRM on 6270. SINPO 34333.

6270: Radio Altrex playing blues music @ 1530. ID heard at 1535, giving out email address. SINPO 34333.

6275: Radio Monte Carlo playing Kim Wilde song @ 1520. Splash from Merlin. He said he was broadcasting from the Netherlands with "little power and longwire antenna." SINPO 33333. For recording click here

6280: Radio Calypso with a fair-good signal @ 0915, playing schlager. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Merlin playing "Supernature" @ 1415. Good signal here - not in parallel with 6300. SINPO 44444.

6300: Radio Merlin heard @ 1025 playing r&b with IDs. Fair signal here - S7-8. SINPO 34433.

6306: Radio Pionier with 60s music and ID in Dutch @ 1610. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Condor playing dance music, jingle ID @ 1720. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Alice playing instrumental music @ 1620, ID at 1630. SINPO 34433.

6882: Power FM with jingle then playing Boney M @ 1420. SINPO 34433.

6882: Radio Playback Int @ 1635 with jingle followed by rock music. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

(updated 17:35UTC)

North American logs

Here's some interesting logs from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN, USA, made last night:

6925u Radio Caroline. 2316-0015+. 28-29 Mar. English. Presumed relay of this station. It is also my first log of the station. Rock music from Aerosmith, Jefferson Starship, David Bowie, and many others that were less well known. Several IDs as "Radio Caroline," and one at 2333 as "The Legend Lives One-Radio Caroline." The programming changed over to a Blues Show with Mr. Charles at 2400. Both segments were great. All of the TC were in synch with GMT, so this was either a live feed to a relay station, or somebody took a great deal of care to match up a recording to the times, or Radio Caroline is now broadcasting on 6925 from the UK. The signal was a great deal stronger and better than any other Europirates I have heard, so I think it was a relay of some kind, but one never knows….. Fair to Good

6925u Victory Radio. *0135-0153*. 29 Mar. English. First log of this station. OM announcer with several mentions of the University of Texas (the other, UT) basketball team. Music by "The Austin Lounge Lizards." Also, "The Eyes of Texas" at s/on. There was a polka and ments of nightspots in Austin where Bob Wills is still the King. Off with ID and Unreadable QSL ancmts. Poor.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fri Mar 28

3935:Laser Hot Hits with 60s music @ 1900. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Barrentina testing his antenna. Coming in quite well here - about S7. Heard @ 1905 playing the song "Crazy." Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6882: Radio Playback Int playing a Michael Jackson song @ 1825. Some local QRM. SINPO 33333.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thurs Mar 27

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1905 playing a Joan Armatrading song. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio @ 2130 with oldies, deep fades with SSB QRM. SINPO 23332.

(updated 21:30UTC)

North American logs

A couple more logs from Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee, USA:

6925L Unid. 2354-0005, 24-25 March. English. Parody game show “Sexual Harassment Challenge.” Parody ads for GGW, Beauty Pageants and Hooters Restaurants. Parody of “Surfin USA” and “Sesame Street.” Unid mx about Southern US. S7/Fair.

6925u Conelrad Radio (p). 2330-2334. 25 March. English. Mx from the 1940-1960 era including: “…Boogie,” “Fujiama Mama,” and “Counter Spy” by Bob Newhart. Off at 2334 in mid song. S5/Poor.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wed Mar 26

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1915 giving out mailing address, playing 60s music. SINPO 34333.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tues Mar 25

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1910 playing Paul McCartney's "Frog Chorus." SINPO 33333.

6925u: Unid. Tuned in @ 2305 to hear American radio jingles "Classic Q 104.3." Off at 2307. Was this Spider Radio? Fair signal. SINPO 34333. To hear recording click here

(updated 23:10UTC)

Listening to Laser

We have set up a new way of listening to Laser shows on the Internet by using a Flash-based player called uBroadcast.

Surf along to to download and install the program. We can be found on the Stations section by clicking through the category/shows folders to "Independent Music Broadcasters/Pop/Pop Variety/Laser Ch 2".

Or else go to and click the "Play" symbol under the "Rusty Bucket Radio" title at the top of the screen.

If the "Play" button does not appear, there may be a browser message at the top of the screen instead. This will ask you if you want to install an Active X plug-in which will allow the uBroadcast player to automatically install and start playing a Laser show from the beginning.

If you don't want to hear that show then just click "Play" once more. This will start streaming another show. The audio quality is the best we have ever broadcast on the Internet with some shows in stereo so give it a go !

(info via Laser website)

Well, here's some more ways to catch Laser if the shortwave frequencies aren't coming through.

North American log

Another log from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN, USA

6925u WBNY-Radio Bunny. 2320-2349UTC. Sun 23 Mar. English. Cdr. Bunny with his announced 39th annual Easter bx. Several IDs and add as P.O.Box 1, Belfast, NY 14711, USA. Call for reports and mentions of enclosing 3 first class US stamps. S2/Poor.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Mon Mar 24

3935: Radio Rainbow playing rock and pop. Heard @ 1800 with SINPO 33433.

6200: Unid station heard @ 1005 playing oldies. Signal not strong enough to hear ID. SINPO 24332.

6215: Radio King Shortwave (tent) @ 1030 with music by Jean Michel Jarre. Weak signal. SINPO 23332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 0905. SINPO 34433.

6263: Radio Scotland Int playing U2 song @ 1010. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6270: Radio Calypso putting in a very good signal @ 1130, peaking at S9+10dB. Heard with ID and giving out hotline number. SINPO 44433.

6271: Unid station heard @ 0930. Sounded German. SINPO 24332.

6285: Orion Radio with schlager @ 0915. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6295: Grensstad Radio playing polka @ 0920. SINPO 34433.

6300: Unid station with schlager @ 0925, whistle from weaker c0-channel station. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Boomerang with strong signal, playing dance music @ 0935. SINPO 44444.

6310: Radio Malaisy playing dance music @ 1230. SINPO 34333.

6312: Radio Barrentina with two men talking in Catalan @ 1805 followed by some local music. Quite a good signal (just getting dark here). SINPO 33433.

6882: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1640 with recording of an American radio station. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 18:10UTC)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sun Mar 23

3935: Laser Hot Hits (tent) difficult to hear above the noise level. Could just detect music @ 2135. SINPO 24332.

5815: Orion Radio heard @ 0900 playing rock. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6140: Radio Gloria via Wertchatal heard @ 1310 playing rock music. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio @ 1045 playing "Total Eclipse of the Heart." SINPO 33333.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Power of Love" @ 0905. SINPO 34433.

6271: Radio Doctor Tim (tent) with Summer Meeting 2008 promos and a Starclub Radio recording @ 0910. SINPO 34333.

6274: Radio Scotland Int playing music by U2 @ 1030. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6295: Radio Shadowman playing pop, testing a new transmitter. Good signal here, peaking at S9+10db. SINPO 44433.

6300: Unid station with schlager @ 0935, splash from Mazda. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Mazda with polka and schlager, ID @ 0930. SINPO 44433.

6305v: Radio Pionier with schlager @ 1205. SINPO 33333.

6310: Radio Optimod with a strong signal @ 1255, playing instrumental music with occasional jingle IDs. Signal S9+10dB. SINPO 44444. To hear a recording click here

6882: Radio Playback Int @ 0925 playing a song by Fleetwood Mac. SINPO 34433.

6925u: Spider Radio playing oldies @ 2145, deep fades. SINPO 24332.

9290: Q103 v Latvia signing on @ 1300 and playing German rock music. SINPO 45444.

9290: Radio Caroline via Latvia, live from the Ross Revenge. Heard @ 1605 playing "Can't Get Enough of Your Love." SINPO 55544. To hear a recording click here or here
(updated 21:45UTC)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sat Mar 22

3935: Laser Hot Hits with a sponsored show @ 1800. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6270: Radio Calypso heard @ 0915 playing polka and schlager. Fair-good signal here. SINPO 34433.

6306: Radio Royal with dance music @ 1005. Clear ID with email address heard at 1030. SINPO 33333.

6309: Radio Pionier playing schlager @ 1750. Usual poor modulation. SINPO 33333.

6325: Free Radio Holland and Radio Sweetfire heard @ 1335 playing Dutch music. Fair signal - S8 here. SINPO 34433.

6554: Unid station with blues music @ 1345. Weak to fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6882: Radio Playback Int with a recording of an American station @ 1620. SINPO 34333.

9290: Radio City via Latvia @ 1025 with music from the 60s and 70s. SINPO 45444.

9290: RMRC via Latvia @ 1625 with German and Dutch music. Strong signal. SINPO 55444. Seems it might not have been RMRC according to Achim's blog, as the wrong programme was aired. Instead it was a Dutch station called Firma Arkade.

(updated 18:10UTC)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Fri Mar 21

3905: Antonio Radio with schlager @ 2220, followed by ID. But co-channel telephony QRM making it difficult to hear. SINPO 23332.

3935: Radio Rainbow playing "99 Red Balloons" @ 1755. Weak signal but improving, some SSB QRM. SINPO 23332.

6055: KBC via Lithuania putting in a strong signal, peaking at S9+30dB, with Wolfman Jack. Easily heard despite being in the crowded 49mb. SINPO 54444.

6882: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1805 with jingle followed by Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy." Fair to good signal. SINPO 33433.

6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2135 playing Abba "Fernando." Weak signal but fairly clear. SINPO 24332.

(updated 22:25UTC)

Wolfman Jack

BBC Radio 4 has a programme about the legendary US DJ Wolfman Jack on tomorrow (Mar 22) at 1030UTC called "In Search of the Wolf."

There is also a long article about him on the BBC website at

(info via Mike Terry, anoraksuk)

Shortwave listeners to KBC will be familiar with the Wolfman who can be heard on the station six days a week.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Barretina blog

Radio Barretina has started a blog which can be viewed at The station says he is on air today on 6311. As I write this at 1200UTC, I can just hear a very weak signal.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wed Mar 19

3935: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 1945. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. I wonder is 4025 is off the air as I've not heard it for a while while 6210 seems to be at the mercy of the strange propagation conditions.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tues Mar 18

3935: Laser Hot Hits playing Kraftwerk @ 1855. Poor-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

Caroline back on Ross Revenge

Easter 2008 live from Ross Revenge

The entire weekend will be hosted by presenters from our second ship, Mi Amigo who all served on board between 1977 and 1980.

This special birthday broadcast starts at 6am on Good Friday and runs until midnight on Easter Monday. You'll be able to watch some of the action via on-board webcams.

There'll be some additional ways to listen this Easter too.

You'll be able to tune in via our friends at Radio Mi Amigo where a special stream will be dedicated entirely to Caroline. They will also be replacing some their regular programmes with ours. Just go to

Caroline will also be available on 9290khz shortwave from Latvia between 1500-1800 on Easter Sunday afternoon.

Please do not attempt to visit Ross Revenge this Easter. We hope to move the ship to a more accessible location soon and look forward to seeing you then.

(via Mike Terry, anoraksuk)

Radio Caroline will also be on 945kHz tomorrow (Sun) from 2100UTC until Monday at 0400UTC. I believe that's via a transmitter in Latvia.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mon Mar 17

3935: Radio Rainbow heard @ 1805 playing a song by the Police. SINPO 34333.

6055: KBC via Lithuania coming in strong tonight @ 2235 with Wolfman Jack. SINPO 54444.

6215: Unid station playing music by Jean Michel Jarre @ 1045. Weak-fair signal with fading. At 1105, archive recordings of offshore station Radio London were heard. SINPO 34433.

6311: Radio Barretina heard relaying Radio L'Arboc @ 1035. Talk by man in Catalan. Weak signal with some utility QRM. SINPO 23432.

(updated 22:40UTC)

North American log

The latest logging from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN, USA:

6925U, Wolverine Radio. 0145-0230. 16 March 08. English. Wolverine Radio playing Neil Young, David Bowie and a whole bunch more that I could not identify. OM announcer mentioned that some of the mx was from a Swiss band. IDs at 0204 and 0212. Faint signal-close to unreadable.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sun Mar 16

Conditions slightly better than last Sunday...but not much!

3935: Laser Hot Hits with pop music @ 1925. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

5815: Orion Radio with schlager @ 0905. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6140: European Music Radio via Werchatal heard @ 1305 with Paul Graham playing rock music. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6205: Radio Borderhunter with promo for the Summer Meeting 2008 @ 1015. Frans is joined by Dr Tim in the studio. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with dance music @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6262: Radio Zodiac greeting listeners @ 1110 and playing rock music. SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio (tent) @ 1005 playing oldies. Weak signal and utility QRM. SINPO 23432.

6265: Radio Calypso @ 1345 with ID and giving out hotline, playing some rock music. Lot of fading on signal and some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

6270: Radio Altrex (tent) playing 60s music @ 0930. SINPO 24332.

6280: Unid station playing recordings of American radio stations @ 1000. Foton has it as World Music Radio. SINPO 34333.

6295: Grensstad Radio playing 60s music @ 1035. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Boomerang playing instrumental music @ 0910, mentioned Radio Ramona before signing off. SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Royal playing a variety of music - Dutch, dance and oldies. Heard @ 1255 with a good signal. SINPO 44433.

6328v: Radio Pionier with schlager and ID in Dutch @ 1245. SINPO 34333.

6882: Radio Playback Int playing rock music from the "island of nowhere" @ 1935. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2155 with rock music. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio Marina heard making its first transmission via Latvia, signing on @ 1300 giving out an address in the Netherlands. I believe this is a Dutch internet station. SINPO 45433. When I returned at 1310, just a blank carrier so obviously some technical problems! Programme resumed a few minutes later.

(updated 21:55UTC)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sat Mar 15

3935: Radio Rainbow heard @ 1800 with IDs and playing rock music. SINPO 33433.

6265: Radio Calypso with non-stop schlager @ 1005. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1145 with Jolly Roger playing rock music. Fair signal now, but nothing heard earlier. SINPO 34433.

6310: Radio Valencia heard playing Abba's "Fernando" @ 1335 with IDs given by a child. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6311: Radio Barretina heard relaying Radio L'Arboc @ 1745. Some local QRM. SINPO 33433.

6315: Radio Lowland heard briefly @ 1430 playing instrumental music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6325v: Radio Pionier with schlager @ 1435, rough modulation. SINPO 43433.

6882: Radio Playback Int @ 1500 with the promised American radio drama. Although a fair-good signal, some utility QRM and fading made it tricky to follow. Nice idea though. SINPO 43433.

6924.7u: US pirate? Radio Foxtrot? Heard @ 2040 with recordings of American radio stations. No sign of Spider Radio but it faded up soon after (see below). Station seemed to be logged on the American FRN forum. See:
Fair signal - if US pirate amazing reception at this time of the evening. Fair-weak signal. Click here for recording or here

6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2100 playing a song by Sting. Fair signal but deep fades. SINPO 33333.

(updated 21:10UTC)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Fri Mar 14

3935: Laser Hot Hits with archive Radio Caroline recordings @ 2015. SINPO 34333.

6311: Radio Barretina with Radio L'Arboc relay @ 2020. Fair signal. SINPO 33333.

6882: Radio Playback Int heard @ 2030 playing John Lennon's "Just Like Starting Over." Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio also coming in quite well this evening @ 2040, with a signal around S4, some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thurs Mar 13

4025: Laser Hot Hits with the Crazy World of Arthur Brown's 60s hit "Fire" @ 1920. SINPO 44433.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wed Mar 12

3935: Laser Hot Hits playing Elvis Costello's "Watching the Detectives" @ 1930. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with its Anoraks Hour featuring recordings of UK Radio @ 1925. Good signal - steady at S9+10dB. SINPO 44433.

6311: Radio Barretina with a midweek broadcast, relaying Radio L'Arboc. Heard @ 2110 with a weak signal and some local QRM. SINPO 23432.

6882: Power FM via Pirate Music heard @ 1945 playing the song "Heat of the Moment" followed by a jingle. Deep fading. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio (pres) @ 2120. I can just hear music but not strong enough to identify any songs. SINPO 24332.

(updated 21:25UTC)

North American log

Another logging from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN, USA.

6700 The Crystal Ship. 2336-0010UTC. 11-12 Mar. English. The Xtal Ship opening with choral music followed by a block of Jackson Brown tunes. ID at 0009. Muffled Audio. Fair.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tues Mar 11

4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 1000 playing song by Rhianna. Annoying buzzing on the band - possibly local QRM. SINPO 43433.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mon Mar 10

3935: Radio Rainbow with long talk about something @ 1745 - but not strong enough signal to hear what is was! Some SSB QRM as well. SINPO 23332.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1020 with ad for Offshore Echoes magazine and then into the Tony James show. Reception a bit more unsettled today. SINPO 34333.

6275: Laser Hot Hits heard with Lee Richards' A-Z of Classic Pop @ 1210. Not parallel with 4025. SINPO 34333.

(updated 17:45UTC)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sun Mar 9

Another Sunday, and again bad conditions on the band. It's a shame as yesterday's conditions were good.

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1755 playing oldies. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1030 playing dance music. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with jingle ID and dance music @ 1410. SINPO 33433.

6265: Premier Radio Int playing Kim Wilde "Kids in America" @ 0905. SINPO 34333.

6305: Unid station @ 1300 playing schlager and oldies. Might still be Viking but no IDs heard. SINPO 44433.

6306: Radio Viking playing a U2 song @ 1005 followed by ID and giving out hotline number. Much fading of the signal. SINPO 24332.

6325: RFB heard @ 1435 playing "Live is Life" followed by jingle ID. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433. To hear recording click here or longer recording here

6882: Radio Playback Int with a Barry Manilow song @ 0855. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio playing Abba "Supertrouper" @ 2130. Weak signal, about S5. SINPO 23432.

(updated 21:30UTC)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Sat Mar 8

3905: Radio Borderhunter with a strong signal @ 2245, greeting Marcel and playing a French song. Signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 54444.

3935: Radio Rainbow playing its "She's Like A Rainbow" theme song and reading listeners' letters @ 1630. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Jolly Roger playing Shalamar's "A Night to Remember" @ 1550. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6055: KBC via Lithuania coming in better today. Heard @ 2240 with a signal peaking at S9+30dB. SINPO 54444.

6210: Laser Hot Hits heard playing oldies @ 0935. Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6215: Radio King Shortwave with rock music @ 1020. Laser seems to have faded out on 6210 so no splash there. SINPO 34433.

6270: Radio Altrex with the Beatles song "Hey Jude" @ 0930. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits again suffering co-channel QRM from Calypso @ 0925. SINPO 32432.

6275: Radio Calypso playing schlager @ 0925, ID but battling with Laser for control of frequency. SINPO 32432. After the comments on this blog last Saturday you would think Calypso wouldn't use this frequency again on a Saturday!

6275: Radio Rainbow reading listeners' reception reports @ 1225. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6285: Radio Calypso moved here to avoid QRM with Laser. Heard @ 1025 giving out hotline number and playing schlager. Clear channel here. SINPO 34433.

6295: Radio Victoria heard @ 0915 with ID, playing the song "Mississippi." Weaker station underneath. SINPO 33433. Also heard @ 1145 with non-stop oldies. ID at 1220. SINPO 34333.

6301: Radio Valencia playing schlager @ 1130 with ID at 1140. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6306: Unid station playing instrumental music @ 1135. Splash from Valencia. Went off few minutes later. SINPO 33433.

6307: Radio Sallandse Boer playing schlager @ 1600, talk in Dutch mentioning Mazda and Dr Tim. SINPO 44444.

6310: Radio Lowland talking in Dutch @ 1353, playing polka. SINPO 34433. (see comments)

6311: Radio Barrentina relaying Radio L'Arboc @ 1605 with man talking in Catalan. Weak signal with some local QRM and splash from Sallandse Boer. SINPO 23432.

6325: Orion Radio testing his new tubes, playing schlager. Good signal here peaking at S9+10dB @ 0920. SINPO 44444.

6325: Free Radio Holland and Radio Sweetfire heard @ 1620 with ID and email address followed by polka. SINPO 34333.

6882: Radio Playback Int heard @ 0910 with jazz music. Fair signal. SINPO 33433.

6925u: Spider Radio from Greece with canned ID and playing a Whitney Houston song @ 1640. SINPO 24332.

(updated 22:50UTC)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Fri Mar 7

3935: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 1625. Weaker than 4025. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Martin Scott @ 0935 playing dance music. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB, some fading. SINPO 44433.

6210: Laser Hot Hits with Lee Richards' A-Z of Classic Pop @ 1120. Good signal at the moment, but a bit of fading and utility QRM. In parallel with 4025. SINPO 43433.

6882: Power FM via Pirate Music heard @ 1745 playing song by Blondie with "Power FM" jingles. Deep fades. SINPO 33333.

6882: Radio Playback Int v Pirate Music booming in tonight @ 2055 playing Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody." SINPO 44333.

6925u: Spider Radio with canned ID by woman followed by Grace Jones song @ 2300. SINPO 23432.

(updated 23:05UTC)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thu Mar 6

3935: Laser Hot Hits with old Radio Caroline recordings @ 1715. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with the Jolly Roger programme @ 1010 playing "Lost in Music." Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6276: Unid station heard playing oldies from the 60s and 70s, including Earth, Wind & Fire @ 1535. Audio sounded a bit rough. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2100 playing a Rod Stewart song. Weak signal but clear. SINPO 24432.

(updated 21:05UTC)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wed Mar 5

3935: Radio Rainbow heard @ 1745 talking about peace and playing a song by Blondie. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing pop @ 1025. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6210: Laser Hot Hits seems to be appearing around lunchtime on this frequency. Heard @ 1250 with dance music, some SSB QRM. Different programme to 4025. SINPO 33433.

(updated 17:55UTC)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tues Mar 4

6210: Laser Hot Hits on its new 48mb frequency. Faded in by 1230, when heard song by the Isley Brothers. Fair-good signal but some fading. SINPO 34433.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Mon Mar 3

3935: Radio Rainbow heard playing song by Green Day @ 1840. Noisy but breaking through on peaks. SINPO 24332.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1015 playing pop. Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.
Looking at the Laser website, I see the station has changed frequency from 6421 to 6210 - although I haven't managed to hear it, yet.

6055: KBC via Lithuania on its latest frequency. Heard @ 2235 with Wolfman Jack. Good signal and no major QRM problems, although a bit of splatter from a very strong signal on 6040. SINPO 44444.

(updated 22:40UTC)

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sun Mar 2

Very poor conditions today with most signals skipping over my QTH. But this evening better for reception from southern Europe.

3935: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1930 with 60s offshore recordings of Radio London. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Lee Richards' A-Z of Classic Pop @ 0945. SINPO 43433.

6140: MV Baltic Radio via Wertachal signing on @ 1300 in German and English. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6140: KBC via Lithuania still here suffering heavy splash from 6145. Signal only fair again. Heard @ 2220 playing "Mull of Kintyre." But the station is expecting to move to 6055 tomorrow from 22-2300UTC. SINPO 33433.

6220: Mystery Radio booming in tonight with dance music from the 80s @ 1935. SINPO 44444.

6270: Radio Altrex (tent) playing "Stuck in the Middle With You" @ 1150. Weak signal not helped by utility on same frequency. SINPO 23432.

6276: Radio Doctor Tim with a special programme in memory of Radio Bobby. Heard playing schlager @ 0905. SINPO 33333. Here's a QSL from that broadcast - thanks for the speedy reply, Dr Tim

6280: Radio Borderhunter (tent) signing off @ 1105. Weak signal. Just caught mention of Herten and promo for Summer Meeting. SINPO 24332.

6295: Grensstad Radio (tent) heard @ 1135 playing a Spandau Ballet song. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6310: Radio Malaisy (tent) playing non-stop pop @ 1025. No IDs heard but Achim suggests it is Malaisy. Weak-fair signal here. SINPO 33333.

6312: Radio Barrentina @ 2045 with an Elton John song followed by talk in Catalan. Loud hum making reception difficult, best in lsb. SINPO 22322.

6882: Radio Playback Int with a good signal @ 1940 - S8-9, playing the song "At Seventeen." SINPO 44333.

6925u: Spider Radio coming in well tonight. Heard @ 2050 playing Boney M "Rasputin." Signal S5. Some occasional SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.

(updated 22:25UTC)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Sat Mar 1

3925: Radio Blue House heard @ 2045 playing blues music, giving out mailing and email addresses. As this is a Finnish pirate, he was no doubt being relayed by someone else. SINPO 34333.

3935: Laser Hot Hits with offshore recordings @ 1730. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing rock and pop @ 1410 with a Colin Dixon tribute show. S9 here. SINPO 44433.

6140: KBC still on this frequency tonight. Wolfman Jack heard @ 2220 playing The Beatles "Ticket to Ride." Signal only fair and splash from 6145. SINPO 33433.

6215: Radio King Shortwave (tent) playing song @ 1035 from Hazel O'Connor. Weak signal. SINPO 23332.

6264: Radio Gay back on again tonight, playing Madonna @ 1705. Poor signal with utility QRM. SINPO 23432.

6265: Radio Oscar Zulu with jingle IDs, playing reggae music @ 1255. Utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6270: Radio Altrex heard @ 1110 playing Abba, followed by ID asking for reports. Some splash from Calypso. SINPO 33433.

6275: Radio Calypso heard playing schlager @ 0955, ID giving out hotline number. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34433.

6275: Laser Hot Hits @ 1305 underneath Calypso, which is stronger here. Laser best in usb. SINPO 32432. Usual co-channel QRM result...mess of two stations accompanied by heterodyne. Surely one of them could move?

6295: Grensstad Radio playing polka @ 1045. Poor signal with deep fading. SINPO 24332.

6306: Radio Royal playing instrumental music @ 1250, ID. SINPO 34433.

6311: Radio Barrentina heard @ 1820 with dance music and talk in Catalan. SINPO 23332.

6882: Radio Playback Int with a live programme, heard @ 1645 with ID, email address and playing oldies. SINPO 34333.

6925u: Spider Radio playing UB40 @ 1635. Fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

9290: Radio Joystick via Latvia @ 0915 with dance music presented by DJ Charlie Prince. SINPO 45444.

9290: Radio Casablanca via Latvia @ 1240 with schlager, talk in German. SINPO 45444.

(updated 22:20UTC)

KBC moving again

Just looking at KBC forum...the station is announcing it will be on 6055 tonight from 2200-2300UTC.