Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thurs Dec 31

3334: Radio Bila Hora from the Czech Republic heard via the Bedford web receiver with singing in Czech @ 1755. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

3890: Radio Noorderlicht with pop, IDs and greetings to listeners @ 1735. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6210: Voice of the Netherlands/Radio East Coast Holland with their annual NY Eve broadcast, heard @ 0940 playing "We're in Heaven." Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6280: Radio Merlin fading in @ 0955 with Jackie Frost playing "Stand By Me." Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Boomerang heard @ 1030 playing "New Year's Day." Usual strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6405: Radio Marconi with a German song @ 0930. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6550: Radio Brigitte (tent) playing Mamas & the Papas @ 1000. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6870: Pirate Music with a female version of the John Miles song "Music" @ 0950. SINPO 34333.

6955: Radio Jan van Gent playing country music @ 0945. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wed Dec 30

6870: Pirate Music heard with jingle ID and playing Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" @ 0950. SINPO 34333.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tues Dec 29

3890: Skyline International Radio with polka and country music @ 1930 with a good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits (tent) with a poor signal @ 2010 via the Bedford web receiver. Just heard music above the noise. SINPO 24332.

Bristol Wireless Pirate Radio Talk

Bristol Wireless will be hosting a fascinating talk on UK Pirate Radio in the 1960’s and 70’s on Wednesday 14th Jan at 8pm in The Zoo Bar, St Werburghs Community Centre, Bristol.

Our Treasurer Julien Weston will be talking of how and why the pirate stations came about, their fascinating and ongoing conflict with the UK government and the draconian measures the government eventually took to get the North Sea broadcasters off the air once and for all.

The talk will feature original sounds from many of the pirate stations and stunning images from the North Sea. Julien tells us his talk will cover the ships, the transmitters, the music, the people – and unfortunately, the authorities.

The Bristol Wireless bar will be open on the evening for your refreshment with all proceeds going to the Bristol Wireless project. The talk will last for one hour with plenty of time for questions and answers afterwards.

THE BRISTOL WIRELESS PIRATE RADIO TALK The Zoo Bar (Room 3), St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, BRISTOL BS2 9TJ, Wednesday 14th Jan, 8-9pm.

(via Bristol Pirate Radio Recordings blog)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mon Dec 28

3890: Skyline International Radio playing "Feels Like Heaven" @ 1535. Good-strong signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 54444.

3932: Radio Jan van Gent heard @ 1605 with rock n roll. Fair-good signal but fair bit of noise. SINPO 44333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1503 playing the Corgis. Good signal but quite high noise level. SINPO 44333.

6425: Radio Alice (tent) with polka and Dutch songs @ 1445. Fair signal but beginning to fade out. SINPO 34333.

North American logs

Some logs from Joe Wood in Greenback, Tennessee, USA:
 
6925 WHYP. 1425-1434+. Christmas Day, 2009. EG. ID and James Brownyard recounting tales of Christmases past. Music included Burl Ives “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and others. P-F.

6925  UNID. 1751-1817+. 27 Dec 09. EG. Maybe WNKR. Heavy static and fades. OM anncr with British accent playing what sounded like Motown mx. The reception was just one-step above “rhythmic static.” Poor.

6950 WNKR. 2110-2125. 27 Dec 09. EG. ID as “Your #1 Radio Station-WNKR.” Music by the Beatles and other 1960’s British pop. Parallel bx on 6925. This is the first time I can remember a pirate being broadcast on two different freqs at the same time. 6950 had a much better signal. Good.

6950u Radio Bunny/WBNY. 1819-1827+. 27 Dec 09. EG. Several Radio Bunny/WBNY ID’s. Ments of this being a “Special Broadcast,” and tk of somebody “Driving the pirates away.” Poor. (Wood, TN).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sun Dec 27

1636: Radio Napoleon with IDs in Dutch and English, playing Dutch  music @ 2240. SINPO 34333.

3900: Radio Bluestar with a Dutch song @ 1715. Very good signal but didn't last as abruptly faded out at 1720. SINPO 54444.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing Susan Cadogan "Hurt So Good" @ 1430. SINPO 34333.

5800: FRS Holland playing Snow Patrol, mentioning the FRS jingles CD @ 0855. Good signal. SINPO 44444. In parallel with 7685.

5810: Orion Radio with Dutch songs @ 0900. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6140: Radio Gloria Int via Wertachtal signing on @ 1000, playing Shinedown "Breaking Inside." SINPO 54444.

6202: Radio Scotland Int with oldies @ 0950, said also had webcam running. SINPO 44433.

6211: Radio Perfekt heard @ 1035 with oldies. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6216: Radio King SW (tent) with oldies @ 0925, splash from 6220. SINPO 23432.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery heard @ 0905 playing Lily Allen song, talk in German. SINPO 34333.

6240: Crazy Wave Radio with rock @ 0910. SINPO 34333.

6240: Free Radio Victoria thanking listeners for their reports @ 1045. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6260: Radio Activity from Holland heard @ 1435, co-channel with another station. SINPO 33433. At 1445 on 6320, utility QRM - SINPO 33433. At 1500 on 6290, techno - SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Merlin Int with Jackie Frost playing oldies @ 0920. SINPO 44433.

6285: Trans Europe Radio with 60s music @ 1110. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6296: Radio Titanic playing "I Hear You Knocking" @ 1205, ID. SINPO 34333.

6298: Voice of the Netherlands playing Madonna "Papa Don't Preach" @ 1005. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6298: Radio Boomerang came on after VOTN signed off. Heard @ 1125 playing "You Keep Me Hanging On," ID and asking for QSO. SINPO 54444.

6300: Unid station heard @ 1505 playing "Forever Young", then off with no ID. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Malaisy with dance music and jingle IDs @ 0915, splash from 6310. SINPO 33433.

6310: Radio Mazda with ID and giving out email address, playing the TV polka @ 0902. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Condor co-channel with Mazda @ 0930, playing dance music. SINPO 42332.

6310: Grensstad Radio with IDs and playing "We Love the Pirate Stations" @ 1015, station underneath. SINPO 43433.

6324: Techno Radio heard @ 1140 with (unsurprisingly) techno music, IDs. Good signal but lot of fading. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here

6325: Radio Northpole with oldies. Heard @ 1020 playing "Oxygene." Good signal. ID heard @ 1055. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Baken 16 heard @ 1220 with oldies. SINPO 34333.

6385: Radio Dutchwing with Dutch and country music @ 1210. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6400: Delta Radio (W Brabant) with Doors "Light My Fire" @ 1250. Weak signal - only using 2W. SINPO 24332.

6425: Radio Marconi playing "Baby Come Back" @ 1237. Good signal, off with no ID but confirmed in Iann's chat. SINPO 44433.

6450: Radio Marconi playing a Dutch version of "Camouflage" @ 1300. Good signal with peaks of S9+10dB. Some fading though. SINPO 44433.

6550: Radio Brigitte with ID @ 1100. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

7599: Radio Pacman playing Supersister @ 1320, peaking at S9. Only using 5W. SINPO 34433.

7610: Radio Amica playing "Stairway to Heaven" @ 1315. SINPO 34433.

7620: Unid station with Nena "99 Red Balloons" @ 1320, then off again. SINPO 44433.

7671: Radio Baken 16 greeting listeners, playing oldies @ 1327. SINPO 34333.

7685: FRS Holland finally faded in, signing on with repeat of morning broadcast @ 1305, and playing Adamski. Very good signal now. SINPO 55444.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sat Dec 26

3945: The Ghoul heard @ 1055 playing Muse and talking about politics. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

3945: Bogusman now on @ 1445, but not easy to hear (even via Bedford web receiver). Chat and indie music. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1110 with the A to Z of Classic Rock, playing the Eagles "Life in the Fast Lane." Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 33433.

5815: Orion Radio playing "White Christmas" @ 0915, greeting listeners. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6200: Misti Radio heard @ 0900 playing "Telstar" and "Hawaii 5-O" and greeting listeners. SINPO 34333.

6202: Radio Scotland Int testing out a new webcam in his studio @ 1405 so could see him in action, playing oldies. Strong signal. Web address: www.radioscotland.nl. SINPO 54444.

6210: Radio Borderhunter @ 1240 talking about the raid on Dutch FM pirate Dance Radio. SINPO 44444.

6212: Radio Mistletoe with plenty of IDs, playing Queen "A Winter's Tale" @ 0905. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio with dance music @ 0925, jingle ID. SINPO 44433.

6240: Radio Scirocco greeting listeners and playing "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" @ 1030. SINPO 34333.

6255: Radio Fox 48 playing "All I Want for Christmas is You" @ 1440, ID, mentioned lot of snow there. Weak signal with deep fades via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 24432.

6280: Radio Merlin with Jackie Frost playing "Mama He's Making Eyes At Me" @ 0930. SINPO 34333.

6292: Trans Europe Radio playing country music @ 1135, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6295: Radio Shadowman with 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday" @ 1000. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Brandaris playing "See You Later Alligator" @ 0910. SINPO 44444.

6305: Overijssel Radio with Dutch songs @ 0920 but splash from Brandaris. SINPO 33433.

6305: Radio Malaisy has been on most of today but underneath Overijssel Radio. But it is the stronger station now @ 1510 as the Dutch station has faded out. Heard with the usual non-descript pop. SINPO 44433. 

6399: Radio Pacman heard @ 1015 playing Visage "Fade to Grey." Fair signal but noisy. SINPO 34333.

6405: Radio Marconi playing "Whatever You Want" followed by ID @ 1300. SINPO 44433.

6420: Radio Lowland with country music @ 1025, testing new antenna. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6524: Northcoast Radio (tent) playing Ike & Tina Turner @ 1230. SINPO 34333.

6870: Radio Playback Int/Mystery with a live programme, playing Van Halen "Jump" @ 1327. SINPO 34333. Also on 6220.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fri Dec 25

3945: Bogusman with indie music and chat @ 1335 but high noise level made it difficult to hear. SINPO 33232.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0950 playing Eagles "Take it to the Limit." Fair signal. SINPO 34333. 

6200: Misti Radio with rock music @ 0955. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. 

6205: Radio Mistletoe back again @ 1255, playing "Silver Bells." Signal still strong. SINPO 54444.

6205: Radio Optimod playing Boney M @ 1035. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. 

6210: Radio Geronimo Shortwave playing Three "Raging Animals" @ 0945. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333. 

6210: Radio Borderhunter playing "Driving Home for Christmas" @ 1322. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. 

6216: Radio King Shortwave (tent) with Christmas music @ 0935. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing dance music @ 1315. SINPO 34333.

6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery Radio heard @ 1735 with alternative music and talk in German. Fair and noisy signal. SINPO 34333.

6240: Crazy Wave Radio heard @ 1020 playing The Killers "Human." Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6260: Radio Paardenkracht with Thunderclap Newman "Something in the Air" @ 0912. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6265: Radio Mistletoe with Christmas music @ 0855 and IDs. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6279: Radio Mazda with Dutch music, ID and email address @ 0905. SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Merlin playing Hot Chocolate "You Win Again." Some sort of utility noise on frequency. SINPO 33433.

6290: Radio Saxonia with a strong signal @ 0915, playing John Lennon "Jealous Guy." Possibly a relay. SINPO 44444.

6297: Radio Condor with dance music and IDs @ 0910. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Brandaris playing instrumental music @ 1250, said will be back tomorrow. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Boomerang playing Toto "Africa" @ 1350, quick ID and off. SINPO 54444.

6305: Overijssel Radio with Dutch songs @ 0900. SINPO 34433.

6315: Trans Europe Radio with oldies @ 1000. SINPO 34333. Moved to 6310 @ 1005 to avoid noise - SINPO 34433.

6325: Radio Mistletoe with a repeat of its Christmas show, signing on @ 0920 with "We Love the Pirate Stations." SINPO 44444.

6375: Radio Baken 16 with Donna Summer "I Feel Love" @ 1345, co-channel QRM. SINPO 33433.

6401: Central Radio with chat and playing the song "Roadblock" @ 1257. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6524: Radio Ramona playing Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" @ 0930. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6870: Radio Playback Int playing Christmas music @ 1015. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas everybody


Thurs Dec 24

5820: Free Radio Victoria testing with just 4W @ 1030, playing Cliff Richard. SINPO 24332.  

6210: Misti Radio with rock n roll @ 1200. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.  

6280: Radio Merlin heard @ 1000 playing the Eagles "Hotel California." Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6299: Radio Radio Radio Radio heard @ 1040 with instrumental music and IDs. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6375: Radio Baken 16 with rock music @ 1035. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6378: Radio Dutchwing playing "Let It Snow" @ 1220. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6415: Radio Lowland with IDs and playing the Pointer Sisters @ 1015, seemed to have few mic problems. SINPO 44333.

6416: Radio Marconi with polka @ 0905. SINPO 34333.

6550: Radio Brigitte (tent) with Dutch songs @ 1135. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6870: Pirate Music with oldies and jingles @ 1025. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wed Dec 23

3890: Skyline International Radio playing polka, sending out greetings @ 1425. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

3900: Unid station heard briefly @ 2330 with reggae, off with no ID. SINPO 44433.

3905: Polaris Radio heard @ 2300 playing Sister Sledge "Lost in Music," canned IDs. Good signal but some noise and fading. SINPO 44333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2140 playing ELO, fair signal but high noise level. SINPO 34232.

6220: Mystery Radio playing "Treat Her Like A Lady" @ 2045, followed by usual ID jingle. Good-strong signal. SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Merlin playing rock music @ 1415. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6304: Radio Mazda playing Dutch songs @ 1110, ID at 1132 and giving out contact details. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

Radio Caroline back on 531

See in 2010 with Radio Caroline live from the radio ship Ross Revenge – and again we will be also be broadcasting on 531 kHz AM to South Essex and North Kent!

Our New Year's Eve party programme gets underway at 8pm with great music and tracks from the Caroline Presenter's favourite albums of 2009.

Ross Revenge will be taking centre stage in the coming year as she will be celebrating her 50th birthday. The New Year weekend will be the first of a number of live broadcasts for "Ross Fifty " – our year long celebration of the ship's birth.

Details of schedule at: http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk

(Radio Caroline website, via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)

Pirate radio woman found guilty

A 42 year old woman from Dudley (near Birmingham in the West Midlands), who was a key member of a pirate radio station, has been handed a conditional discharge by Dudley Magistrates.

Tracey Louise Sarah Bond, of Beech Green, was given the three year conditional discharge, as well as being ordered to pay £2,000 costs, after being found guilty of helping to run the unlicensed radio station.

'Kriss FM' had been illegally broadcasting throughout the Walsall area on 95.3MHz since 1999 and was the subject of repeated intervention by Ofcom, following a high numbers of complaints from listeners of BBC Radio WM, who could not hear the station due to interference from the pirate show.

In January 2008, Ofcom officers tracked the illegal transmission to a house in Dudley, where they found the radio studio base.

Five months later, in June that year, officers issued a search warrant at the home of Bond, where they found a number of significant items associated with the radio station, including paperwork, a DJ schedule and a series of adverts for the station.

Following the sentencing, an Ofcom spokesman said: "Pirate radio is a significant problem in the UK's major urban areas. Safety of life services - ambulance, fire, police and air traffic control services - as well as licensed radio stations can suffer interference from these illegal stations.

"We monitor the airwaves 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and work closely with the police to crackdown on the problem. This involves raiding studios and taking them off air, seizing equipment and bringing the culprits to court."

http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/4814272.Pirate_radio_woman_guilty/


(via Mike Terry, radioanoraksuk)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tues Dec 22

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1815 with ID jingle and playing Abba disco megamix. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Monte Carlo playing "Rollin' on the River" @ 1330, IDs and greetings to listeners. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Year's Eve broadcasts

Czech pirate Radio Bila Hora has announced its annual New Year's Eve broadcast which will be starting on Dec 31 at 1600UTC on 3333 kHz, 1233 kHz and 96.9 MHz.

Email address is: rbh (at) email.cz and the web address is http://rbh.czechian.net.

Also on New Year's Eve is the annual Radio East Coast Holland/Voice of the Netherlands broadcast.

On Alfalima's forum they say: "We will use two freq. one in the medium wave band on 1476khz and on short wave we will use the 6202khz freq. Our hotline will be open and you can send the sms to use well none number and that is 0031-625426740. Hopefully you will enjoy the live programming from the Netherlands with Ronald e.c.h. and Gerrit v.o.t.n."

Merseyland Alternative Radio's marathon broadcast

MAR – Merseyland Alternative Radio begins its marathon Christmas and New Year schedule today (Sunday) at 10am. We're hoping to be on everyday between now and the early part of 2010! You can catch us on 1386 KHz AM (217 metres on the medium wave).
Our primary broadcasting area is Merseyside, but often our broadcast range extends to various places throughout north west England and north Wales. To those outside the broadcast area we have a web stream available carrying the same schedule. It's on our web site at www.mar1386.com

Our email address for requests, dedications, feedback and reception reports is mar(at)rock.com
Text number; 07504 464678
Happy listening!
MAR krew

(via Anorak Nation)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sun Dec 20

3905: Weekend Music Radio with Jack talking about QSLs, playing rock music @ 1545. SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Stewart Ross playing Kim Wilde "Chequered Love" @ 1342. Good signal. SINPO 44333. 

5815: Radio Altrex playing Abba "Dancing Queen" @ 1002. SINPO 34333.

5825: Polaris Radio (tent) heard briefly @ 1110, off with ID. SINPO 34333.

6140: European Music Radio via Wertachtal playing REO Speedwagon @ 1025. Strong signal. SINPO 55444.

6205: Radio Borderhunter with instrumental music @ 0915, talking about all the snow that fell in the night. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6210: Misti Radio playing "The Twist" @ 0835. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6210: Radio Nordsee Int with RNI theme @ 1240, co-channel with Misti Radio. SINPO 32432.

6216: Radio King Shortwave playing "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" @ 0920, splash from stronger stations nearby. SINPO 23332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing "Rock Your Baby" @ 0900. SINPO 44433.

6260: Radio Scirocco playing "Do They Know It's Christmas?" @ 1040. Fair signal. SINPO 33333.

6265: Radio Geronimo playing Peter Frampton "Show Me The Way" @ 0925. Dave Scott said now using higher power. Good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44444.

6280: Radio Altrex heard @ 0840 also talking about the snow, greeting listeners and playing oldies. SINPO 34433.

6280: Radio Devalon with free radio news and rock n roll @ 0955. SINPO 44444.

6285: Radio Hollandia heard @ 0955 with first broadcast. Weak signal and splash from 6280. SINPO 23332. 

6285: Delta Radio playing Christmas music @ 1155. SINPO 54444.  

6289: Radio Mustang with ID and Dutch songs. SINPO 33433. 

6290: Trans Europe Radio playing "Frosty the Snowman" @ 0950. Fair-good signal. SINPO 33433.

6290: Radio Skywire heard @ 1055 with polka and IDs, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6295: Radio Quintus with "Bohemian Rhapsody" @ 1145. SINPO 33433.

6297: Condor Radio with dance music @ 0930, some utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

6303: Radio Mazda with "Venus" @ 1000, moved to 6305. Good signal, some splash from Delta. SINPO 43443.

6305: Radio Malaisy with dance music @ 1540, jingle IDs. SINPO 34433.

6310: Delta Radio with instrumental music @ 0845. Good-strong signal. SINPO 44444.

6325: Radio Waves Int with country music @ 0905, ID. SINPO 34433.

6400: Weekend Music Radio back on the air, giving out email address - studio @ wmrscotland.com, playing AC-DC @ 0855. SINPO 34333. The signal soon picked up and was around S9+20dB for rest of the day. Good to have them back!

6410: Free Radio Victoria playing Lou Bager @ 1015, splash from utility on 6405. SINPO 43443.

6415: Radio Marconi playing Meatloaf @ 1120. SINPO 43443.

6424: Unid station heard playing "Freed From Desire" @ 0850, no IDs heard, off at 0905. Possibly Pionier. SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Ramona playing Martika @ 1008. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sat Dec 19


4025: Laser Hot Hits playing "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" @ 1225. Good-strong signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 54444.  

6210: Misti Radio with Dutch songs, greeting listeners @ 0845. SINPO 34333.

6260: Radio Quintus playing Dutch songs @ 1400. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6265: Radio Oscar Zulu with 60s music, playing the Beatles @ 1125, ID at 1200. SINPO 34333.

6280: Trans Europe Radio playing "Stop the Cavalry" @ 1205. SINPO 34433.

6301: Radio Mustang playing Queen "We Will Rock You" @ 0915 and ID. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6306: Radio Brandaris with Christmas music @ 1215. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Scirocco playing oldies @ 0945 and ID. SINPO 34333.

6315: Cool AM with polka, Dutch songs and offshore tunes @ 0930. SINPO 34333.

6320: Radio Waves Int with country music and ID @ 1455, some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6325: Radio Monte Carlo playing Bryan Adams @ 1120. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6375: Polaris Radio with instrumental music @ 0920. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6397: Radio Altrex playing "Wonderful Christmas Time" @ 1235, strong carrier on 6400 a minute later, so Altrex moved to 6390. SINPO 34333.

6400: Weekend Music Radio playing The Clash "Know Your Rights" @ 1240. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. (see comments)

6524: Radio Northcoast playing Dire Straits @ 1155, ID. SINPO 34333.

6946: Radio Jan van Gent playing Christmas music @ 0925. SINPO 34333.

6870: Radio Playback Int with oldies @ 1005. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

9510: Radio City via IRRS with rock n roll @ 0955, followed by ID and "Fairytale of New York." Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fri Dec 18

3900: Radio Baken 16 heard @ 2305 playing "My Sweet Marie." Quite lot of noise and interference - even on Bedford web receiver. SINPO 33333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1930, splash from RTE on 6225. SINPO 43443.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thurs Dec 17

6220: Mystery Radio playing soft rock @ 2240, good signal. Some fading. SINPO 44433.

6292: Radio East Coast Holland heard testing @ 1410, playing Dutch songs. Good signal. SINPO 44433.  

6870: Radio Playback Int with ID jngle and playing Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time" @ 0940. Fair signal, with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wed Dec 16

3905: Radio Jan van Gent playing Dutch and country music @ 2050. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" @ 2045. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. 

6210: Misti Radio playing Dutch songs @ 1140, off at 1151. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 2100 with ID jingle and playing an instrumental tune then "Heard It Through the Grapevine". Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Spaceshuttle heard @ 1225 playing rock. Weak signal via Barney's Bedford web receiver, but little noise or QRM. Fair peaks. SINPO 24433.

Radio Mistletoe Christmas show

Yes, it's that time of year again!! We're busy planning our Christmas broadcasts and have also opened up the e-mail address. If you'd like to contact us, our e-mail address is the same as it has been;
radiomistletoe@live.com

Free free to write.
Kris

(via alfalim forum) 

FRS Christmas broadcast

Following our November 15th & 22nd broadcasts a few weeks ago, FRS-Holland will again take to
the airwaves over the X-Mas Holiday Season. On December 27th FRS-Holland will continue a long-time tradition. And that means we invite you - the listener to participate. Forward your very own personal New Year Greetings to the Free Radio Service Holland and we will make sure it'll be read out during our broadcast.

You can dedicate your greetings to friends, etc. but you can also make a 'general NY Greeting. It can be written or (preferably!) Taped (cassette, CD, MD or MP3 file) and send to our PO Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands. Of course the easy & quick way is by sending an e-mail to or . You can add something special to our  broadcast by participating. So take part in the FRS Party that day. It'll be great fun. Make sure your contribution reaches us before December 16th. We are looking forward hearing from you! Tune in on the 27th ... it'll be worth while!

FRSH will be on 27th December 7600 / / 5810 kHz for at least 4 hours. After close down, the full
Programming will be repeated! Pxs will be presented by Jan van Dijk doing the German show.
Dave Scott will be playing classic rock and has a few interesting radio related items. Hopefully Paul Graham will be hosting another classic Golden FRS show playing great stuff 60s/70s as well as a feature on a landbased pirate radio station from years gone by. Peter Verbruggen will look back to what happened in the past on December 27th (Day Calendar) en plays a mix of 80s/90s/00s records in FRS Magazine. He will also host a 45 min FRS Goes DX edition with the latest news from the wonderful world of wireless.

Mike Anderson's DX wave will feature a mix of DX news and music. During the pxs we will read
mail out November and New Year's Greetings. So there is the 'Phrase that Pays'. Pxs most likely commence at 07.52 UTC / 08.52 CET and last 4 or 5 hours. All shows will be repeater
ted on the same frequencies, during the afternoon hours. FRS that day will likely be so
heard via the Internet.

73s, Peter V. 


(station direct)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tues Dec 15

3905: Radio Baken 16 playing Talk Talk @ 2310. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2155 playing KC & The Sunshine Band, Martin Scott talking about New Year resolutions. SINPO 34333.

6210: Misti Radio heard @ 0930 playing "Somebody to Lean On." SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" @ 2020, splash from 6225. SINPO 43443.

6289: Radio Rainbow said was broadcasting live from the North Sea. Heard greeting listeners on Iann's chat @ 0950 and playing "Happy Birthday" to Altrex. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6398: Radio Altrex with Nena songs @ 0935. SINPO 34333.

6870: Radio Playback Int with Simon & Garfunkel "Mrs Robinson" @ 1000, followed by ID jingle. SINPO 34333.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mon Dec 14

3935: Unid station heard @ 1945 playing ballads, no ID heard. Fair signal but quite high noise level. SINPO 34333. 

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing dance music @ 2010. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing Elton John "Crocodile Rock" @ 2020, splash from RTE on 6225. SINPO 43443.

6320: Central Radio testing @ 2130, playing Tiffany. Strong utility killing signal. SINPO 32432. Moved to 6325 @ 2138 - SINPO 44333.

6550: Radio Brigitte playing the Birdy Song @ 1020. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6870: Pirate Music with ID jingle, playing rap @ 1940, SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.

6880: Radio Luka from the Netherlands playing Jimi Hendrix @ 2120, ID and email and then off. Surprisingly good signal (via Bedford web receiver). SINPO 34333.

Two pirates shut down

Two pirate radio stations in Huddersfield, England, have been raided and shut down.

Ofcom officials pulled the plug on Vibes and Frontline, which broadcast urban music. The two stations, which had to move premises frequently to avoid being caught, were tracked down by the communications industry regulator to adjacent properties in Almondbury on Wednesday.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested. Larry Stoddart, who was one of the pioneers of pirate radio in Huddersfield in the early 1990s, said about £5,000 or £6,000 of equipment, including transmitters, turntables and amplification equipment, was seized.

He said: “Without pirate radio, it’s going to be a very sour Christmas. “These are the only stations providing music that a lot of people want to listen to. Thousands of people listen to pirate radio. If they are using public money to hound pirate radio, it’s a total waste.”

The stations, which operated on FM frequencies 90.6 and 94.7, mainly played reggae, R ‘n’ B and soul and had been running for about four years. They transmitted primarily at weekends and survived thanks to revenue from advertising by small businesses and promoters of club nights.

The man behind Vibes, known only as ‘The General’, has been involved in pirate radio for 20 years and has become a cult figure in the scene.

He said: “I feel rotten about it to be honest. “We give the community up-to-date information about what’s going on and music that they want to listen to. We play what other radio stations aren’t playing.” But he vowed pirate radio would be back. “I’ve got plans,” he said.

Mr Stoddart, 45, said pirate radio helped to reach young people with important messages. He said: “Our main listeners are teenagers and we provide a lot of messages raising awareness of knife and gun crime, sexually transmitted infections and other issues. We are looking for some sort of legislation that would allow pirate radio to operate – maybe having one station per town or city. They say transmitting pirate radio could bring an aeroplane down, but so could a mobile phone.” He said there would be a campaign to bring pirate radio back.

An Ofcom spokesman said: “Ofcom can confirm that it has carried out a raid on two illegal pirate radio stations. Equipment was seized during the operation and is being retained as evidence. The investigation is ongoing.”

During 2008, Ofcom carried out 36 studio raids, secured 28 prosecutions and 14 formal cautions, removed 489 illegal transmitters and issued 74 written warnings to combat illegal broadcasting activities.

(Source: Huddersfield Daily Examiner, via Radio Netherlands Media Network)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sun Dec 13

3900: Radio Polaris with heavy rock @ 2240. Difficult to hear due to strong utility. SINPO 32432. Moved to 3904 @ 2252 where clearer - SINPO 34433. Via Bedford web receiver. 

3920: Radio Luka heard @ 2315 with country music. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver, off at 2320. SINPO 34333. 

3932: Radio Jan van Gent heard @ 2025 playing Dutch music, ID and giving out email address. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.  

4025: Laser Hot Hits with "Playing With the Queen of Hearts" @ 1240. Good signal but noise level fairly high. SINPO 44333.

5800: Radio Boomerang playing Men At Work "Down Under" @ 1030. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. also heard @ 1140 on 6295 ... off few minutes later. SINPO 54444.

5810: Radio Star Int making its first broadcast, signing on @ 0900 with Roger Dale playing Tears for Fears. Announced web address of www.radiostarinternational.com. In parallel with 7600. Some splash from Orion on 5815. SINPO 43433. To hear recording click here

5815: Orion Radio playing the Pretenders "It Must be Christmas Time" @ 0855. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

5825: Radio Geronimo playing David Lee Roth "Just Like Living in Paradise" @ 1050. SINPO 34333.

5835: Thunderbird Radio coming in well @ 0920 with IDs and playing rock music @ 0910. SINPO 34433.

6210: Radio Borderhunter playing "Mr Vain" @ 1000. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6220: Mystery Radio with disco @ 0850. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6240: Free Radio Victoria playing "On the Border" @ 0940. SINPO 44433.

6257: Radio Scotland Int playing dance music and greeting listeners @ 1053. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6262: Radio Suzuki with Christmas music @ 1035, voice audio bit of low side. SINPO 33433.

6280: Trans Europe Radio heard with Boney M and UB40, and ID @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6292: Radio Mazda back on the air, with IDs and Dutch music @ 0912. Good signal, some utility QRM. Heard on 6297 @ 0950. SINPO 43443.

6295: Radio Phoenix Int heard @ 1205 playing REM and Morrissey. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444. To hear recording click here

6300: Radio Brandaris Int with polka and instrumental music @ 1120. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6305: Radio Scotland Int playing "I Feel Love" @ 0945. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Malaisy with dance music @ 1115, co-channel QRM. SINPO 43333.

6310: Radio Grensstad with instrumental music @ 1200. SINPO 44433.

6311: Radio Northpole with Dutch music @ 0950, ID at 1015. SINPO 33433.

6318: Central Radio heard @ 1145 with relay of FM service, playing dance music, "Move Every Mountain." Good signal. SINPO 44433.Moved to 6320 few minutes later.

6324: Flux AM with ID jingles and playing instrumental music @ 1010. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Mustang playing Jean Michel Jarre @ 1227. SINPO 34333.

6375: Sonic Radio with IDs and palying reggae music @ 0857. Good signal today. SINPO 44433.

6387: Radio Zodiac playing "Shaking All Over" @ 1100, followed by ID and contact details. SINPO 54444.

6400: Radio Lowland playing Dutch music @ 1045. Fair-good signal. SINPO 33433.

6417: Radio Marconi heard @ 1020 with Dutch songs and polka. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6425: Radio Alice with rock music @ 1040, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6524: Radio Northcoast playing Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" @ 1230. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6952: Radio Jan van Gent with Dutch music @ 1225. SINPO 34333.

7600: Radio Star Int playing They Might Be Giants @ 0915. Signal fading quite a lot, peaking at S9+20dB but also fading right down. In parallel with 5810. SINPO 44433.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sat Dec 12

3900: Bluestar Radio playing country music @ 2055. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.

3905: Radio Oscar Zulu with OMD @ 2045. Fair signal, just audible above noise level. SINPO 34333.

3907: Radio Boomerang playing dance music and Dutch songs @ 2135, IDs in Dutch. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

3908: Radio Baken 16 heard playing "Is this the Way to Amarillo" @ 2150. SINPO 34333.

3930: Radio Jan van Gent heard with Dutch music @ 1550. Fair signal but noisy. SINPO 34333.

3945: Bogusman heard talking about holidays in Wales, playing Then Jericho @ 1435. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

4025: Britain Radio Int via LHH heard @ 1035 playing the Stereophonics. SINPO 44433.

6205: Radio Trans Europe playing Jona Lewie "Stop The Cavarly," @ 1205, off soon after. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2115. Fair-good signal. SINPO 44433.

6265: Radio Oscar Zulu heard @ 0855 playing the Pet Shop Boys. SINPO 34433. Still on @ 1235 - SINPO 34333.

6285: Radio Altrex playing Roxette "You've Got the Look" @ 0900. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

6291: Radio Scirocco playing dance music, strong occasional utility QRM. SINPO 33433.

6376: Radio Sonic with reggae music @ 0850. SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Northcoast playing Bonnie Tyler @ 0940. SINPO 34333.

6553: Radio Rainbow with ID and email address, then playing Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" @ 2210. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

6870: Pirate Music with ID jingles, playing "You Don't Love Me Anymore" @ 1010. SINPO 34333.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fri Dec 11

6210: Misti Radio heard with pop @ 1045. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6216: Radio King Shortwave heard @ 0945 with rock music, then jingle. Weak signal with deep fades. SINPO 24332.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thurs Dec 10

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2200 talking about the poor night-time conditions, playing "American Heartbeat." Better receptions tonight - SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio playing the Pet Shop Boys @ 1840, followed by ID jingle. SINPO 34333.

6324: Flux AM heard @ 1005 playing Queen & David Bowie "Under Pressure." Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.

New shortwave station

A new UK station should be on the air this Sunday (December 13th).

The station will feature a mix of programme styles and is scheduled to be on from 0900 -1500.

The main frequency for Radio Star International will be 7600kHz, with a lower powered transmitter on 5810kHz. Contact details will be given out during the broadcast.

Please listen in, shortwave fans!

(comment left on my blog, Dec 8)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wed Dec 9

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2120. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio with oldies @ 2005. Good signal but splash from 6225 (RTE). SINPO 43443.

6324: Flux AM playing Roxette "Joyride" @ 1410. SINPO 34433.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tues Dec 8

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2135 with Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing." Usual high noise level. SINPO 34232. 

6220: Mystery Radio @ 2125 playing George Michael followed by ID jingle. Good signal. SINPO 44433. 

6870: Pirate Music heard @ 1005 playing Europe "The Final Countdown" and ID jingles. SINPO 34333.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Mon Dec 7

4025: Laser Hot Hits with "Playing With the Queen of Hearts" @ 2120. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with ID jingle and playing Spandau Ballet @ 2127. SINPO 44433.

6870: Pirate Music heard @ 0945 playing dance music and ID jingles and the song "Would I Lie To You." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sun Dec 6

3900: Bluestar Radio playing Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" @ 1145. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

3920: Radio Noorderlicht with rock music @ 1510, fair-good signal but lot of rapid fading. SINPO 34323.

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing ELO "Turn to Stone" @ 1150. SINPO 34333.

5815: Antonio Radio with IDs and playing instrumental music @ 1005. Fair-good signal but some fading. SINPO 34433.

6140: MV Baltic Radio via Wertachtal signing on @ 1000 and playing Bowie's "Golden Years." SINPO 44444.

6202: Radio Scotland Int playing Ultravox "The Voice" @ 1010, also said pictures of his transmitter on his web page. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio Scirocco playing Bruce Springsteen @ 0905, said was closing down soon. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with oldies @ 0920, ID jingle. Good signal today. SINPO 44433.

6240: Misti Radio with 60s music, including "No Milk Today" @ 0900. SINPO 34333.

6265: Radio Borderhunter greeting listeners and playing Boston @ 0918. Good signal and audio, as always. SINPO 44444.

6285: Radio Altrex heard @ 0855 with the song "Heat of the Moment" and promo for Dr Tim's News. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Brandaris playing "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" @ 0930. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6301: Radio Mustang with The Sweet "Dynamite" @ 1330, some splash from Malaisy. SINPO 33333.

6302: Voice of the Netherlands heard @ 1200 playing OMD and Coldplay and asking for QSO. SINPO 44444.

6305: Trans Europe Radio playing "Tubular Bells" @ 0852, fair signal. SINPO 34333. Also heard @ 6280 @ 1045 - SINPO 34433.

6305: Radio Malaisy playing dance music, occasional jingle IDs. Heard @ 1340 with SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Titanic playing disco music and greeting listener in Romania @ 1243. SINPO 34333.

6310: Grensstad Radio playing instrumental music @ 1050. SINPO 44333.

6325: Flux AM with jingles and playing "Achy Breaky Heart" @ 0857. SINPO 44433.

6375: Sonic Radio heard playing reggae, with song "Amigo" @ 0845. SINPO 34433.

6375: Radio Baken 16 playing "Feels Like Heaven" @ 1425. SINPO 34333.

6400: Radio Saturnus with a French song @ 0850. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6420: Radio Dutchwing getting all festive with Christmas music, including "Jingle Bells" @ 1220. SINPO 44433.

6425: Radio Marconi with country rock @ 1215, some splash from 6420. SINPO 34333.

6524: Northcoast Radio with Alice Cooper "Poison" @ 0925. SINPO 34333.

6524: Radio Ramona heard with IDs, playing Kirsty McColl "There's A Guy Who Works down the Chip Shop..." @ 1255. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6815: Radio Altrex on an usual frequency, playing country rock @ 1410. SINPO 33333.

6870: Radio Playback Int with relay of US station, playing "Funky Town" @ 0923. SINPO 34333.

6943: Radio Jan van Gent with country music @ 1415. SINPO 34333.

6955: Cactus Jack Radio playing soundtrack to the film "Mission to Mars" @ 1025. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Sat Dec 5

1665: Radio Barones with a programme in English about RNI @ 1900. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

3886: Radio Baken 16 playing CCR @ 2245. Fair signal but noisy. SINPO 34333.

3901: Radio Sallandse Boer with country music @ 1640. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. 

3905: Bluestar Radio with Dutch songs @ 1645. SINPO 44333. Heard on 3908 @ 1730, greetings to Fox 48, giving out hotline number. SINPO 34333. 

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0910 playing Starship. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6216: Radio King Shortwave with the song "Yesterday Man" @ 0915. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1855 followed by ID jingle. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6285: Radio Altrex with Dutch songs and polka @ 0855. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Tornado playing "Can You Feel It" by the Jacksons @ 1405. Fair signal but station underneath (Golfbreker?). SINPO 33333.

6301: Radio Mustang with polka and IDs @ 1210, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Northpole playing Dutch songs, SSB QRM @ 1230. ID from Achim's blog. SINPO 33333.

6310: Radio Trans Europe heard @ 1420 playing 60s instrumental music. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6316: Radio Delta Lima with reggae music @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Mustang with polka and brass band music @ 1503. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6373: Flux AM with dance music @ 1005, good signal. SINPO 44433.

6425: Radio Marconi playing "I Was Made For Loving You" @ 1520. Fair signal. ID at 1537. SINPO 34333.

6877: Central Radio testing @ 1510 with dance music, moved a few minutes later to 6875. Weak signal and difficult to hear due to noise and utilities. SINPO 23332.

6945: Radio Jan van Gent with country music @ 1220. Fair signal but noisy. SINPO 34333.

9510: Radio Joystick via IRRS signing on @ 0900 and playing The Temptations. SINPO 44444.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Fri Dec 4

3885: Continental Radio with rock music @ 2240. Good signal but some noise and fading. SINPO 44333.

3900: Skyline International Radio playing polka @ 1815. Fair signal with good peaks, but quite high noise level. SINPO 34333.

3940: Unid station with rock music @ 2230. Poor signal with whistle from nearby station. SINPO 23332.

4025: Laser Hot Hits audible tonight, heard @ 2245 playing ELO "Here is the News." Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with a good signal now, playing "Our Love is History" @ 2253. SINPO 44433.

Radio "7800"

According to station's op, Radio "7800" are going to broadcast this Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 UTC (10-11CET) on 7800kHz.
Email to station: radio7800@wp.pl

Output power is 5W, but aerial seems to works properly so should be audible hundreds kilometers from their QTH, located somewhere in Northern Poland. Unfortunately annoing UTE sometimes makes problems on mentioned frequency.

Radio "7800" is not real name of this stations. This is my personal name of it because real name is not published yet or at least is not known for me.

Information via Polish radio-forum "RadioPolska" (http://forum.radiopolska.pl/index.php?showtopic=16005&st=40).


(via Foton, alfalima.net)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thurs Dec 3

1395: Big L/KBC heard @ 2250 with Wolfman Jack show, song "Bobby's Girl," Big L International IDs. Also ads for KBC Imports. SINPO 44433. 

6220: Mystery Radio with dance music and jingle ID @ 1855. Fair-good signal, but some fading/ SINPO 44433.

Big L testing on 1395

The site of KBC Radio has photos of the (re-)installation work of the Dutch transmitter at Trintelhaven on 1395 kHz, which will carry the programmes of KBC and Big L. Work was carried out yesterday, and is apparently continuing today. Tests have now started. These tests are subject to interruption. It appears that the transmitter is not yet operating at full power.

(via Radio Netherlands Media Network)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Mon Nov 30

3900: Radio Baken 16 playing Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" @ 1040. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332. 

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 2250 with ID jingle, playing reggae, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6870: Radio Playback Int playing Alvin Stardust @ 1030, followed by PBi jingle, fair single but some fading. SINPO 34333.

North American log

A log from Joe Wood in Greenback, TN, USA:

6876 The Crystal Ship. 1317-1433+. 28 Nov. EG. Mr. Poet with music from the 1960’s and 1970’s including: “Riders on the Storm,” “Ride Captain Ride,” “I Fought the Law,” and maybe “The Ballad of the Red Baron.” There were several others I could not identify. The signal started out poorly, but improved to fair. The music was much more readable than the VOX. Two definite ID’s heard at 1420 and 1433. The first was by a YL and the second was the “Blue States” ID. Poor to Fair. 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sun Nov 29

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1210 playing dance music. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4025: Britain Radio Int via LHH heard @ 1500 with Roger Davis talking about the latest radio books. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

5815: Orion Radio with Dutch songs @ 0920, good signal. SINPO 44444.

6205: Radio Borderhunter with dance music @ 1005, then Black Sabbath, good signal. SINPO 44444.

6210: Misti Radio with "Rock Around the Clock" @ 1003. Fair signal but splash from 6205. SINPO 33333. At 1010 moved to 6240 - SINPO 34333.

6211: Radio Scirocco with ID @ 1150, poor signal. SINPO 24332.

6216: Radio King Shortwave (tent) with oldies @ 1035, weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 23332.

6220: Radio Marabu with rock music @ 0925, talk in German. SINPO 34433.

6260: Radio Likedeeler heard @ 1030, playing "Run to You." Fair signal. SINPO 33333.

6265: Radio Geronimo Shortwave with Dave Scott giving out contact details, playing Genesis @ 0955. SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Merlin with Jackie Frost playing Michael Ball @ 1010. Signal not as strong as usual. SINPO 34333.

6290: Radio Trans Europe playing OMD "Enola Gay" and ID and giving out email address @ 1058, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6292: Radio Quintus playing Meatloaf @ 1155. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Northpole @ 1020 playing Nicole, ID @ 1038. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6315: Radio Waves Int with country music @ 0905. SINPO 34333. Heard @ 1100 on 6320 - SINPO 24332.

6325: Radio Mustang with ID and playing polka @ 1200, off at 1202. SINPO 34333.

6373: Flux AM with polka and Dutch songs @ 0910. SINPO 33333.

6378: Radio Dutchwing heard @ 1505 with ID and instrumental music, greeting Dr Tim, playing promo for Summer Meeting 2010. SINPO 44433.

6396: WNKR heard @ 1055 playing Genesis. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6417: Radio Marconi with ID @ 1143, he said was testing the audio, played Bowie's "Heroes." Good signal. SINPO 44433.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sat Nov 28

 3900: Unid station with pop @ 1615, no ID. SINPO 34333.

3925: The Ghoul heard talking about Iraq, playing "I'm In Love With A German Film Star" @ 1545. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with recording of former pirate Sunshine Radio Ludlow from 80s, playing "This is It" @ 0850. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

5815: Orion Radio playing Abba "Supertrouper" @ 1300. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6210: Misti Radio with oldies @ 0950. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1630, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6280: Trans Europe Radio @ 1000 with ID and folk rock. SINPO 34333.

6289: Radio Rainbow giving out website address and playing German song "For our German listeners" @ 1245. SINPO 34333.

6303: Radio Scirocco with ZZ Top "Gimme All Your Loving" @ 0855, off a few minutes later. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Altrex playing soft rock and greeting listeners @ 0910. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Mustang playing "Where Do You Go To My Lovely" @ 1017. SINPO 34333.

6425: Radio Alice heard @ 1537 calling Radio Lowland, playing Dutch music. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6870: Radio Playback Int playing Bacarra "Yes sSir, I Can Boogie" @ 1120, followed by PBi ID. SINPO 34333.

9510: Radio Joystick via IRRS @ 0915 with ID "funky sounds for central Europe" ID and playing Dionne Warwick "The Letter." SINPO 44444.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fri Nov 27

3900: Continental Radio heard @ 2035 with ID, playing Dutch music and polka. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

Atlantic Radio news

Atlantic R, Ireland, 3910, 13 Nov, via Global Tuners UK from 2302 to 2333 with predictably nice signal. However 6960 was not heard, even in the UK.

A QSL e-mail from Stephen Prendergast explained why: "We broadcast from the west coast of Ireland, we have a 80 ft vertical tower that supports a inverted V for our 6960 kHz transmitter (currently 10 watts) and we have a inverted L antenna for 1251 kHz MW. Our 1251 kHz transmitter will not be fully up and running till Christmas, and will operate on 300 Watts.

The 3910 kHz transmitter is located at a different site not too far away, it`s a horizontal dipole, the transmitter was running at 150 W from 2000 to 2210, and then 500 W from then till close at 2333.

This has been our second broadcast, and first on 3910. We hope to return during the Christmas season as we need to make improvements to our 6960 transmitter. Our link was dropping due to water logging in the coax."

10 W is not likely to travel far! 6960 could be an interesting target for the Christmas broadcast.

(Bruce Churchill, Fallbrook CA, USA, Nov 22, Cumbre DX via DX Listening Digest)

The station's website is at http://www.atlanticradio.ie/

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thurs Nov 26

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2155 talking about Radio Rainbow, playing 60s music. SINPO 34333.

6292:
Unid station heard @ 1407 playing Flock of Seagulls "I Ran." Fair signal but utility QRM. Couldn't catch ID. SINPO 33333.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wed Nov 25

4025: Laser Hot Hits finally faded in @ 2245, playing dance music. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

6292:
Unid station heard @ 1000 playing dance music, off a minute later with no ID. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tues Nov 24

6220: Mystery Radio playing the Eurthymics "Here Comes the Rain" @ 2135. Fair-good signal. Some fading. SINPO 34333.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mon Nov 23

4025: Laser Hot Hits playing dance music @ 2150. Fair sigal via Bedford DX tuner. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio
playing Cockney Rebel "Come up & See Me" @ 2140. Weak-fair signal via Bedford DX tuner, lot of fading. SINPO 24332. But then signal suddenly recovered ... up to good levels, which shows how unstable propagation is at the moment after dark.

Phoenix Radio tests

Phoenix Radio will be testing on 6.295, Saturday 28th November, subject to getting the Antenna up again after the tree we were using. Blew down earlier in the week. Reception reports would be welcome.

(via alfalima.net)

Not heard of this station before ... no clue on message of what country they'll be broadcasting from.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sun Nov 22

3886: Radio Baken 16 heard @ 1525 playing a French song. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

3920: Central Radio
heard @ 1035 with dance track "I Love You Baby." Good signal but bit of rumbling noise - maybe transmitter. SINPO 44333. Also heard @ 1530 on 3946 - similar reception - SINPO 44333.

3932: Bogusman
on today, playing Thomas Dolby song @ 1405. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

4025: Laser Hot Hits
with Stewart Ross playing Gary Byrd "The Crown" @ 0925. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

5815: Orion Radio playing polka @ 1015, said had been having computer problems so wasn't on earlier. SINPO 44433.

6140: Radio Gloria via Wertachtal playing Editors "The End Has A Start" @ 1005. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6200: Radio Borderhunter heard briefly @ 0915 givng out ID. SINPO 44444.

6202: Radio Boomerang heard @ 0952 calling Radio Scotland. SINPO 44444.

6220: Radio Scotland Int playing "Rocking Robin" @ 1140. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio playing "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" @ 1545. SINPO 44433.

6260: Radio Borderhunter with lots of ID jingles and the song "When the Morning Comes." SINPO 44444.

6260: Radio Paardenkracht with "Are You Going to San Franciso" @ 1515, and ID. Hum from station underneath. SINPO 43443.

6280: Radio Merlin playing Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights" @ 0920. SINPO 44433.

6290: Radio Trans Europe with Billy Idol "White Wedding" @ 1010, followed by IDs, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6290: Radio Scotland Int giving report to Trans Europe @ 1019, also thanking Radio Tina. SINPO 44433.

6295: Voice of the Netherlands asking for QSO, playing "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" @ 1535. SINPO 44433.

6297: Radio Boomerang with "No Milk Today" @ 0910, said was testing equipment. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6297: Radio Condor with dance music @ 1044, splash from Paardenkracht on 6300. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Paardenkracht playing "Stuck in the Middle With You"@ 1045, splash from 6297. SINPO 43433.

6300: Radio Golfbreker with polka @ 1245. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Merlin playing Banarama @ 1520. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6306: Radio Brandaris with IDs and a Dutch song @ 0950. SINPO 44433.

6310: Grensstad Radio playing "Stairway to Heaven" @ 1350. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6315: Radio Waves Int with ID, playing the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" @ 0905. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Skywire playing "Nights in White Satin" @ 1215. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6325: Top Radio with report for Skywire @ 1220. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Monte Carlo heard @ 1540 playing Bryan Adams, before fading out. SINPO 34333.

6387: Radio Zodiac with IDs and playing "London Calling" by The Clash @ 1230. SINPO 44433.

6395: Radio RFB heard with IDs and giving out email address, playing oldies @ 0900. SINPO 44333.

6415: Radio Marconi playing Dutch songs @ 1235. SINPO 44433.

6420: Radio Scirocco playing "Rhythm of the Night" @ 1505, faded out a few minutes later. SINPO 44333.

6424: Radio Pionier with polka @ 0855, utility QRM. SINPO 43433.

6425: Skyline Radio International playing "Nights in White Satin" @ 1215. SINPO 44433.

6870: Radio Playback Int with relay of a US station playing rock n roll @ 1550. SINPO 34333.

7600: FRS Holland starting its sign on @ 1052. Good signal but utility QRM. Nothing heard on parallel 9300. SINPO 43443. At 1300, signal much better and ute gone ... Dave Scott's Radio Waves with recordings of Radio Kaleidoscope from the 70s. SINPO 55444.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sat Nov 21

3885: Continental Radio heard @ 1530 playing Rammstein. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

3885: Overijssel Radio heard @ 2035 playing Dutch songs. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

3905: Radio Borderhunter playing Eurythmics "Love is A Stranger" @ 2145, talking about his mic. Good signal. SINPO
44444.

3925: The Ghoul
(via Bogusman?) heard @ 1335 playing a Billy Connolly sketch, talking about a Wolfgang Fleur book and playing the Prodigy. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

3932: MRF Radio
with a weak signal @ 1605. Difficult to hear through the noise. SINPO 24332.

3932: Radio Rainbow
with the song "This is How We Do It" @ 2210. In parallel with stronger 6554. SINPO 24232. Via Bedford web receiver.

3946: Central Radio
(tent) heard @ 1425 playing "Good Enough for You" and "I'm Free to do What I Want." Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.

4025: Britain Radio Int via LHH
@ 0855 with Roger Davis talking about the new station website and playing a rare 60s song from Bobby Parcher. SINPO 44433.

6216: Radio King Shortwave (tent) with oldies @ 0930. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing Spandau Ballet @ 2157. SINPO 44444.

6240: Radio Altrex greeting listeners and playing the song "Mystify Me" @ 0910. Utility QRM. SINPO 33333. Heard on 6265 @ 1000 - SINPO 34333. Then @ 1015 on 6310 - SINPO 34333.

6280: Radio Merlin playing "Caroline" @ 1033, IDs, followed by "Man of Action." Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6296: Radio Condor with dance music and IDs @ 1010. Good signal. SINPO 444433.

6301: Radio Mustang with a Dutch song then the song "Japanese Boy" @ 0915, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6302: Radio Trans Europe heard @ 1550, splash from 6305. SINPO 33333. Moved to 6325 @ 1555. SINPO 34333.

6305: Voice of the Netherlands playing "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" @ 1554, asking for report or QSO. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6310: Grensstad Radio with a French song @ 1320, IDs. SINPO 34333.

6375: Radio Sonic heard @ 0905 with IDs and playing a reggae song. SINPO 33333.

6425: Radio Alice playing rock music and oldies @ 1310. SINPO 34333.

6425: Radio Lowland playing "When the Going Gets Tough" @ 1545. SINPO 44433.

6554: Radio Rainbow playing Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" @ 2215. In parallel with 3932. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34433.

6870: Radio Playback Int with the song "Mystify Me" and ID jngle. SINPO 34333.

6905: Cactus Jack Radio playing the Art of Noise @ 2220. Weak signal but clear channel, via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 24333.

9510: Radio City via IRRS signing on @ 0900 and playing the Carpenters "On Top of the World." Good signal. SINPO 44444.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fri Nov 20

3900: Skyline Radio International with polka @ 2030. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

3911: Radio Sallandse Boer
with rock, ID @ 2310 and off. SINPO 34333.

3920: Radio Noorderlicht
playing Boston "More than a Feeling" @ 2150. SINPO 34333.

3940: Radio Jan van Gent
with polka @ 2245. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6300:
Unid station heard @ 1130 with polka and Dutch songs. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6870: Radio Playback Int
heard @ 1045 playing the Beatles "Yellow Submarine." SINPO 34333.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thurs Nov 19

4025: Laser Hot Hits (tent) with a weak signal @ 2245. Music just audible above noise @ 2245 via Bedford web receiver. Certainly poor conditions after dark on shortwave. SINPO 24332.

6870: Radio Playback Int
with the song "Sugar Sugar" @ 0935, followed by ID jingle. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wed Nov 18

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2245 with Adam & The Ants "Ant Music." Fair signal via Bedford web tuner. SINPO 34333.

Former sheriff charged as radio pirate

WESTLAKE HILLS, Texas (KXAN) - A former Travis County Sheriff, Raymond Frank, is being charged for breaking the law by running his own pirate radio station and illegally broadcasting the controversial Alex Jones radio show.

Alex Jones, who describes his radio show as "conspiracy-tinted site containing strong opposition to socialism, communism, and the New World Order," said he had no idea Frank was illegally broadcasting his show.

The FCC adopted the forfeiture order on Nov. 5 and ordered former Travis County sheriff Raymond Frank pay $10,000 for "willfull and repeated violation of Section 301 of the Communications Act of 1934." Frank was the head of the Travis County Sheriff's Office from 1972 to 1981.

Click here for full story.

(via KRQE, New Mexico, USA)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mon Nov 16

4025: Laser Hot Hits faded in now, heard Stewart Ross playing rap song "The Crown" from Gary Byrd @ 2150. Best reception on Bedford web receiver. SINPO 44433.

6220: Mystery Radio
heard with ID jingle and the song "Rush Hour" @ 2130. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sun Nov 15

4025: Laser Hot Hits with Mike Andrews playing "American Heartbeat" @ 1210. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5810: FRS Holland
heard reading letters @ 0850, in parallel with 7610. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5820: Orion Radio greeting Stuart, playing soft rock @ 0916, slight change of frequency due to FRS on 5810. SINPO 44444.

6202: Radio Borderhunter greeting listeners @ 0950 and playing "Twisting By The Pool." Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio Paardenkracht playing Slade @ 0909. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with a fair-good signal @ 2250 although quite heavy fading. SINPO 34333.

6265: Antonio Radio with instrumental music @ 0920. SINPO 34333.

6280: Radio Merlin with statino ID and the song "Speedy Gonzales" @ 0857. SINPO 34333.

6289: Radio Rainbow heard @ 1245 with talk and playing ELO. Modulation a bit dull making difficult to follow the talk. SINPO 33333.

6292: Radio Condor with trance music @ 1045. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6295: New Wave Radio playing "Is This the Way to Amarillo" @ 0912. SINPO 44433. Heard on 6285 @ 1050 - SINPO 33333. To hear recording click here

6301: Unid station playing "Do You Love Me" @ 0900. Fair signal, some utility QRM. SINPO 33443.

6306: Radio Brandaris with the Birdie Song, then ID and giving out contact details @ 1010. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6306: Radio Boomerang heard @ 1150 calling Brandaris. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6309: Sonnet Radio with ID and playing "When Doves Cry" @ 1147. Good signal but QRM from adjacent stations. SINPO 43433.

6310: Radio Saturnus with "Sorry I'm A Lady" from Baccara @ 0905. SINPO 33443.

6325: Radio Waves Int with 10CC "I'm Not In Love" @ 1037. Fair signal via Bedford DX tuner. SINPO 34333.

6400: Radio Contact playing dance music and Dutch songs. Heard @ 1020 with fair signal via Bedford DX tuner. SINP 34333.

6424: Radio Pionier heard with ID and email address @ 0855 and sign off. SINPO 34333.

6550: Radio Brigitte with dance music @ 1005. Poor signal. SINPO 24332.

7600: FRS Holland going through reception reports, playing Snow Patrol @ 0852, slightly stronger than parallel 5810. SINPO 55544.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sat Nov 14

3905: Radio Oscar Zulu heard @ 2020 playing "Brown Eyed Girl." Fair signal. IDs far and few between, off 2110. SINPO 34333.

3925:
Unid station playing Tina Turner "We Don't Need Another Hero" @ 1840. SINPO 34333.

3936: Central Radio
heard playing Simple Red "Money Too Tight To Mention" @ 1600. Good signal but bit of a whistle. SINPO 43333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits
with Gary Drew playing Mary J Blyth @ 0915 and explaining the different ways to hear Laser on the web. SINPO 44433.

6216: Radio King Shortwave playing "Ever So Lonely" @ 1015. Weak-fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 24332.

6220: Mystery Radio playing dance music @ 2305, jingle ID. Good signal, some fading. SINPO 44433.

6265: Radio Altrex greeting listeners and playing a Dutch song @ 0900. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio New Wave playing "Mississippi" @ 1155, followed by IDs. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6301: Radio Mustang with "Take My Breath Away" @ 0955. SINPO 34333.

6308: Delta Radio playing Queen "Somebody to Love" @ 1445. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6325: Unid station playing a documentary about offshore station Radio London @ 1500. Good signal via Bedford web rx. SINPO 44433.

6375: Flux AM playing polka @ 1250. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6400: Unid station heard @ 1510 playing Lily Allen, no IDs heard. Fair signal via Bedford web rx. SINPO 34433.

6870: Radio Playback Int/Mystery Radio playing "Don't You Want Me" by the Human League @ 1105. Via Bedford web rx. SINPO 34333.

6888: Cactus Jack Radio with "The Good, the Bad & The Ugly" jingle IDs, playing funky music @ 2315. Weak signal with fair peaks via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 24332.

Radio Atlantic 2000 broadcast

Atlantic 2000 International will be on the air this Sunday, November 15th, from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC (15:00 to 17:00 CET) on 7610 kHz, and at the same time on our website.
Program includes music from the 60’s to nowadays, radio news, and the story of The Voice of Peace. Each correct reception report will be confirmed by QSL-card.

(station direct)

Probably via Radio Amica

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fri Nov 14

3880: Radio Continental with ID and email address, playing polka. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

3900: Skyline Radio Int with polka @ 2047, but blasted out by strong station on 3906 a few minutes later, via Bedford web rx. SINPO 34333.

3906: Radio Optimod playing "Son of My Father" @ 2050. Strong signal killing anything nearby, via web rx. Off with no ID. SINPO 55444. (see comments)

3910: Atlantic Radio heard @ 2115 playing The Killers, then ID jingle and Candi Staton "You Got the Love." Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333. Also announced parallel 6960 but not heard here.

3932: MRF Radio with soul music @ 2130. Fair signal but some fading via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits with 60s music @ 2135. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio with Abba "Fernando" @ 2043 followed by ID jingle. Via YB400 portable. SINPO 44433.

FRS broadcasts in November

FRS-Holland will be on air next Sunday, November 15th 2009.

The broadcast will start at 07.52 UTC/ 08.52 CET sharp and close down will be at 12.35 UTC/13.35 CET. Of course we do hope propagation will be satisfactory that day.

Programme line-up consists of FRS Magazine, German Service, FRS Goes DX and FRS Golden Show. In addition an 'old' new presenter will make his debut show on FRS-Holland. We are very happy he has joined our team.

Ingredients....great music, DX News, letters, the day calendar for November 15th, various audio related items, the Phrase that Pays and extracts of landbased pirate station of the past.

Radio entertainment on a Sunday.
Tune in...7600 kHz/ 39 metres ánd 5810 kHz / 51 metres (low power only).

Info about the internet stream will be sent later this week.

On Sun Nov 22nd FRS will be again on with a full repeat of upcoming Sunday's broadcast. Pxs on the 22nd will commence at 10.52 UTC/ 11.52 CET and 5810 will be replaced by another frequency. More info about that at a later stage.

All letters from the previous broadcasts are handled coming your way very soon (with the brandnew QSL cards).

Emails have already been done.

The tests on Oct. 4th & 11th produced over 100 reports from all over Europe and beyond. Thanks you all!

73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS staff)

(via FRS Holland)

EMR relay this Sunday

EMR relay this Sunday
Date: 15th of November 2009
Time: 10.00 to 1100 utc
Channel: 6140 khz
Programmes:
09.00 Tom Taylor programme
09.30 Mike Taylor (Mail Box programme)

EMR Internet radio service on Sunday and Monday
Programme repeats are at the following times: 0900 - 1200 - 1500 - 1800 and 2000 utc
Please visit www.emr.org.uk and click on the “EMR internet radio” button which you will find on the website (see the menu on the left).

Please send all reception reports to: studio@emr.org.uk

Good Listening
73s Tom

(via Tom Taylor)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wed Nov 11

6325: Radio Waves Int with their 26th birthday show. Heard @ 1010 with offshore jingles and playing "You Can't Hurry Love." Fair signal via Bedford web receiver (my Yaesu is broken!). Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tues Nov 10

4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 2140 with Mike Andrews playing the song "Breakaway" and reading reception reports. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6870: Pirate Music
heard @ 1030 playing dance music followed by ID jingles. Fair signal via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 33333.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mon Nov 9

6210: Misti Radio heard @ 0945 playing reggae and greeting listeners, off at 1003. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

Technical problems hit Joystick

Today [Saturday] the IRRS had a technical problem with there digital audio link to the station and one other problem in the studio in Milano.

One of the RAID disks failed in Milano, the system did not recover on time, so Radio Joystick's audio file was skipped and a backup was played instead. Two problems at the same time!

A repeat of Radio Joystick’s programme will take place next Saturday on November 14 from 0900 to 1000 utc on 9510 khz.

73s Tom

(via Tom Taylor)

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sun Nov 8

3898: Radio Sallandse Boer playing U2 "In the Name of Love" @ 1658, followed by ID in Dutch. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

3898: Radio Pluto heard @ 1725 giving out email address and playing "Creatures of the Night." Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

3900: Radio Likedeeler coming in surprisingly well @ 2240, with long talk an
d then rock music. SINPO 44333.

3907: Cool AM via Fox 48 heard @ 1710 with dance music and jingles. Weak-fair s
ingle. SINPO 24332. (via Bedford web receiver)

3932: MRF Radio
with a short test @ 1625, playing RNI recording. SINPO 34333.

3932: Radio Baken 16
came on after MRF signed off. Heard @ 1640 playing "Big in Japan." SINPO 34333.

4025: Laser Hot Hits
heard @ 0845 with Gary Drew playing Scritti Politti. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

5800: Antonio Radio with "Una Paloma Blanca" @ 0907. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

5815: Orion Radio with the song "Let Me Tell You About the Birds & Bees" @ 0905. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

5815: Radio Quintus heard @ 1040 calling Orion. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5835: Radio Thunderbird heard @ 1005 with jingle and giving out station address. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6200: Radio Scotland Int playing The Cure "Hanging Garden" @ 1220. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6202: Radio East Coast Holland with CCR "I Put A Spell On You" @ 0850. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6210: Radio Paardenkracht with ID and the song "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat" @ 0855. SINPO 54444.

6220: Mystery Radio with "I'm In Chains" @ 0920. SINPO 34433.

6240: Misti Radio playing Meatloaf @ 1000, occasional utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6262: Unid station playing "Summer in the City" @ 1208, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6265: Radio Altrex with jingles and "In The Mood" @ 0915. SINPO 34333.

6290: Trans Europe Radio with ID and playing Madonna @ 0950. SINPO 34333. Also heard on 6305 @ 1045 - SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio New Wave just audible @ 0955. SINPO 24332.

6295: Voice of the Netherlands playing "Smooth Operator" @ 1520, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Borderhunter playing dance music and greeting listeners @ 1550. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6301: Radio Optimod with a strong signal @ 1225, playing "Rock N Roll is King" with jingle IDs. SINPO 54444.

6301: Radio Northpole playing Guns N Roses "Sweet Child of Mine" @ 1125, followed by ID and asking for reports. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6302: Radio Dorzetter with report @ 1515. SINPO 34333.

6306: Radio Brandaris Int with instrumental music. Good signal @ 1135. SINPO 44433.

6308: Delta Radio playing Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells" @ 1432. SINPO 44333.

6315: Radio Waves Int heard with a weak signal @ 0910. SINPO 23332.

6315: Radio Scirocco playing "Rhythm of the Night" @ 1457, ID, weak station underneath (Fox 48). SINPO 43433. Moved to 6401 @ 1510 - SINPO 44333.

6325: Radio Monte Carlo with polka @ 0900. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Mustang with a Dutch song @ 1145. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Baken 16 playing the Stranglers @ 1427. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6325: Radio Quintus and Marconi heard in QSO @ 1455. Both 44433.

6375: Radio Brigitte with ID and playing 60s music @ 1510, modulation a bit low. SINPO 34333.

6423: Radio Dutchwing with a Dutch song and ID @ 1230. SINPO 44333.

6550: Radio Brigitte with Dutch music @ 0945. SINPO 24332.

6870: Radio Playback Int with a live show, hosted by JJ @ 1150, playing a French song. High noise level. SINPO 34232.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Sat Nov 7

3900: Radio Fox 48 with dance music @ 2255, weak signal and high noise level, even via Bedford web receiver. SINPO 24232.

3925: Skyline Radio Germany
@ 2315 heard briefly with talk in German. Occasional peaks above noise. SINPO 24232.

4025: Laser Hot Hits
back on the air with dance music @ 2235. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6200: Misti Radio
@ 0948 giving out the station's email address, playing Cliff Richard. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6210: Cupid Radio with "Bad Moon Rising" @ 0905, announced also testing to Australia on 15070. Using 35W on 6210 and 400W on 15070. SINPO 44433.

6210: Mike Radio testing @ 1355 with IDs and oldies. SINPO 24332.

6215: Radio King SW (tent) with oldies @ 0955, weak signal with some splash from Cupid. SINPO 23332.

6218: Unid station playing polka @ 1105, off with no ID @ 1111. SINPO 54444.

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2000. Fair signal with splash from RTE on 6225. SINPO 33433.

6265: Radio Altrex playing promo for Dr Tim's News @ 0855 and then Eurythmics "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel." SINPO 34333.

6292: Radio Condor with techno music @ 1040. Good signal but some fading and utility QRM. SINPO 44433.

6295: Newwave Radio making its first shortwave broadcast. Heard @ 1440 playing "Born to be Wild." A new Dutch station. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6301: Radio Mustang with the song "You Bring on the Sun" @ 0915, ID and giving out email address. SINPO 44433.

6303: Trans Europe Radio heard @ 1510 with ID and greetings, then song "I Drove All Night." SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Baken 16 playing "Relight My Fire" @ 1335. SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Skywire @ 1430 with ID and playing polka, whistle from Baken on 6305. SINPO 33333.

6310: Radio Black Power playing A Flock of Seagulls @ 1530, strong signal but also splattering +/-20kHz. SINPO 54444.

6315: Radio Waves Int with easy listening music @ 1520, some utility interference. SINPO 33333.

6325: Radio Monte Carlo with polka @ 1035. SINPO 34333.

6423: Radio Dutchwing with barrel organ music @ 1525. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6870: Unid station relaying WABC New York - same as webstream @ 1605 with news programme. SINPO 44333.

9510: Radio Joystick via IRRS signing on @ 0900 and Charlie Prince playing a song by The Temptations. SINPO 44444.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Fri Nov 6

3900: Skyline International Radio with a weak signal @ 2300 and lot of noise. SINPO 24232.

3905: Radio Baken 16
with rock and dance music. Fair-good signal @ 1550, ID finally at 1645. SINPO 34333.

3905: ROZ
(tent) playing The Who @ 2310. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 34333.

5815: Radio Quintus
with polka @ 1605, good signal but splash from adjacent stations. SINPO 43433.

6215: Radio Trans Europe
playing Baccara @ 1525. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34433.

6324: Flux AM
with Dutch, country and other music and ID jingles @ 1410, some utility and morse QRM. SINPO 33333.

6870: Unid station with relay of American station, talking about Iraqi oil @ 1445. Good signal. SINPO 44333.