Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thurs Apr 30
3905: Unid station with instrumental music @ 1956. Good signal, might have been Radio Noorderlicht. SINPO 44444.
3939: Radio Roni playing "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" @ 2000. Fair-good signal but audio a bit muffled, some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard with Mike Andrews @ 1920 playing a song by Heart. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.
6220: Mystery Radio with dance music @ 1910 followed by ID jingle. Different programme on 6870. SINPO 44444. Heard later @ 2140 with live programme with Playback, //6870. SINPO 54444.
6870: Radio Playback Int with a live programme. Heard @ 1915 with the song "Everyone's Gotta Learn Sometime." SINPO 44333.
6925u: Spider Radio with a poor-fair signal, playing Depeche Mode "Just Can't Get Enough" @ 1952. SINPO 24332.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wed April 29
6220: Mystery Radio/Playback Int with Cindi Lauper "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" @ 1830 followed by the two stations jingles. //6870. Live programme at 1845. SINPO 44444.
6310: Grensstad Radio heard @ 0855 with oldies and instrumental music, with ID at 0907. Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.
6870: Radio Playback Int/Mystery Radio in //6220, heard @ 1835 playing Paul Young "Come Back and Stay." Not as strong as 6220. SINPO 34333.
Pirate radio special
BBC London 94.9
Monday May 4: 3pm to 7pm UK time (1400-1800UTC)
Tony Blackburn's Pirate Radio Special
A lookback at the era of pirate radio with Tony Blackburn, great guests and music.
(via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)
I guess this refers to the offshore stations of the 60s rather than the current wave of FM pirates in London (which sometimes causes QRM to BBC London's FM channel).
Monday, April 27, 2009
Mon April 27
6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1825. Good steady signal. SINPO 44444.
6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2015 with oldies. Weaker signal tonight. SINPO 24332.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sun April 26
5810: Radio Geronimo with rock music @ 1010, off at 1012. SINPO 34333.
5815: Orion Radio playing French songs @ 0750. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.
5815: Free Radio Victoria playing the Shadows @ 1200. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6140: Radio Gloria via Wertachtal signing on @ 0900, playing rock and pop music. SINPO 55544.
6205: Radio Suzuki playing oldies @ 0945. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6210: Radio Mustang playing Queen songs @ 1035, followed by ID. Quick fading on signal. SINPO 34333.
6220: Mystery Radio with the Cutting Crew's "I Just Died in Your Arms @ 0800. SINPO 34333.
6220: Radio Marabu via Mystery heard @ 0810 with alternative music, programme in German. SINPO 34333.
6280: Radio Altrex playing M "Pop Music" @ 0815. Weak signal, with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6290: Radio Quintus heard @ 0920 playing Finnish rockers Lordi. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.
6325: Radio Relmus heard testing, playing the Beatles "Penny Lane" @ 1515. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6425: Radio Pionier playing country music @ 1145 followed by ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6660u: Unid station playing techno music @ 1940. In AM mode but best in usb to avoid co-channel strong French QSO in lsb. SINPO 23332.
6870: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1715 with JJ live playing Abba "Mamma Mia." SINPO 34333.
6925u: Spider Radio coming in well tonight. Heard @ 2006 with canned ID and Abba "Waterloo." SINPO 34333.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Sat April 25
3900: Skyline International Radio with schlager and polka. Heard @ 1650 with fair signal but quite high noise level. SINPO 34333.
3905: Radio Fox 48 with rock music @ 2150. Fair signal but noisy. SINPO 343333.
3930: Radio Piepzender playing Dutch songs @ 1935. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
4025: Laser Hot Hits with Mike Andrews playing a Duran Duran song @ 1550. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
4025: Britain Radio Int via LHH with a KBC ad, then the song "Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher" @ 2200. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6220: Mystery Radio heard with pop @ 1710 and ID jingle. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6280: Radio Altrex heard @ 0800 playing "Stop in the Name of Love." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6305u: Radio Spaceshuttle playing rock and pop. Heard @ 1625 with a weak signal and fair peaks, giving out address. SINPO 24332. (via Beds web receiver)
6425: Radio Pionier signing off with ID and email address @ 1618. SINPO 44433.
6870: Radio Playback Int with non-stop oldies @ 1720. SINPO 34333.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Fri April 24
3905: Continental Radio with schlager @ 2040. Good signal. SINPO 44444.
3910: Radio Fox 48 with schlager. Fair signal @ 2215. SINPO 34333.
4025: Laser Hot Hits playing Bill Wyman's "Je Suis A Rock Star" @ 1820. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6220: Mystery Radio with the Bee Gees "Shadow Dancing" @ 1830. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.
6870: Radio Playback Int playing dance music @ 1835 followed by jingle. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6925u: Spider Radio with oldies @ 2050. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thurs April 23
6220: Mystery Radio with Spandau Ballet "I Can't Keep the Pressure On" followed by ID jingle @ 1830. SINPO 44444.
6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2000 with oldies. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
UK pirate test on medium wave
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL LISTENERS.
ALTHOUGH ONLY WITH A POWER OF 50W IF RECEPTION IS NOTED WE WILL INCREASE POWER TO AROUND 500W DURING THE NEXT MONTH OR SO AND MOVE FREQ INTO THE MEDIUM WAVE BAND PROBABLY 1611 OR 1593khz.
THIS IS JUST A TEST AT THE MOMENT AND ALL THOSE LISTENERS WHO VIEW THIS SITE SHOULD RECOGNISE THE STATION. MANY THANKS.
(for those that didn't see this posted in the comments section on Tuesday)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wed Apr 22
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1825 playing the Human League "Human." Good signal but noise level higher tonight. SINPO 44333.
6220: Mystery Radio with a strong signal, playing Bryan Adams "Everything I Do.." followed by ID jingle. Wasn't on during the RTE broadcast. SINPO 54444.
6925u: Spider Radio with a better signal tonight. Heard @ 2005 playing "For the Very First Time." SINPO 34333.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tues April 21
4025: Laser Hot Hits @ 1845 playing a Dean Friedman song. Good signal. SINPO 44444.
6870: Radio Playback Int (pres) heard @ 1940 with pop. Fair-good signal but noisy. SINPO 34333.
EMR ends 24-hour internet streaming
The EMR Internet Service
Due to the financial crisis in the UK the EMR Internet Service will only be online every 3rd Saturday - Sunday and Monday of the month as from tonight (21st of April 2009).
European Music Radio is very sorry to lose our 24 hour service, but hopefully this service will return very soon!
No ban on Powerline Adaptors
I was one of the 3,554 people who signed the Number 10 Downing Street petition calling for powerline adaptors to be banned due to the interference they cause to the shortwave spectrum. The government has now responded:
"Thank you for the E-petition demanding a ban on powerline adaptors like the ones currently supplied by BT.
As with all electrical and electronic products sold in the UK, Power Line Technology (PLT) equipment is required to meet the relevant regulations before it can be placed on the market. In particular, it must comply with the Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations 2006 (the EMC Regulations) which are based on a European Directive, and any person who places such products on the market (usually the manufacturer or the importer) must ensure that the products comply and apply the ‘CE’ mark.
The Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) is responsible for the EMC Regulations. Enforcement powers are delegated to local Trading Standards offices, and to Ofcom where there is a radio spectrum protection or management issue. Ofcom estimates there are around 500,000 pieces of PLT equipment in use in the UK. Ofcom have received around 84 individual complaints of interference attributed to PLT equipment. All of these complaints are in the process of being investigated or have been successfully resolved. Each complaint is investigated on its own merits. We do not believe an outright ban of all powerline adaptors is justified.
It is often the case that electrical equipment that is used in the home has to comply with the EMC regulations. Some of this equipment has the capacity to cause interference to other radio communications equipment in certain circumstances; this can be due to the manner in which it is installed or operated.
Ofcom can provide advice and assistance to those who complain of interference with radio communications equipment. Any individuals who wish to report specific cases of interference that may be caused by PLT apparatus, or any other source, should contact Ofcom’s Advisory Team on 0300 123 3333 for further assistance."
Monday, April 20, 2009
Mon April 20
6220: Mystery Radio with Abba "Chiquitita" @ 2145. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34433.
6280: Radio Altrex signing off @ 0845. Signal heard just below the noise level. SINPO 24332.
6295u: Spider Radio heard @ 2025 playing New Order. Weak signal. SINPO 24332. (via the Beds DX web tuner)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sun April 19
3886: Radio Baken 16 playing the RNI theme @ 2205, talk about Dr Tim being raided. SINPO 44433.
3898: Bluestar Radio with schlager @ 1950. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
3901: Radio Sallandse Boer heard @ 1830 with Dutch songs, giving out email address. SINPO 34333.
3930: Continental Radio with Dutch songs @ 2000, talk by man and woman in Dutch, then ID and email address in English. SINPO 44333.
4025: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 0755. Signal heard just above the noise. SINPO 24332.
5815: Orion Radio with John greeting listeners, playing instrumental music @ 0800. SINPO 34333.
6140: European Music Radio via Wertachtal celebrating its 33rd birthday. Tom Taylor playing "See My Baby Jive" @ 0905. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.
6210: Radio Mustang with oldies @ 1250. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.
6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 0805. SINPO 34433.
6285: Radio Condor playing dance music @ 1130. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6295: Radio Devalon with free radio news and recordings, rock n roll music @ 0835. Fair signal despite poor conditions. SINPO 343333.
6425: Radio Pionier heard with ID @ 1145, weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6870: Radio Playback Int with blues music @ 0855. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6925u: Spider Radio playing Simple Minds "Don't you Forget About Me" @ 2015. SINPO 24332. (via Beds DX web tuner)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Sat April 18
3901: Delta Radio playing dance music and polka @ 1710. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44433.
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1725 playing Madness "My Girl." SINPO 44433.
6205: Voice of the Netherlands with non-stop oldies. Heard @ 0950 playing the Rolling Stones "Ruby Tuesday." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 1750. SINPO 44444.
6240: Old Time Radio moved from 6306 to avoid QRM. Heard @ 1905 playing Lordi. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here
6280: Radio Altrex heard greeting Michal and Jaroslav, playing oldies @ 0800. SINPO 34333.
6285: Old Time Radio broadcasting live from Finland, heard @ 1825 with a phone call from a listener then playing Dire Straits. SINPO 44433.
6289: Radio Mustang playing A-Ha "The Sun Shine Always Shines On TV" @ 1140. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6305: Radio Malaisy heard @ 1730 with the song "Just the Way You Are." Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.
6306: Old Time Radio moved here from 6285 @ 1850 to avoid splatter from Cairo on 6290. Rock music and reading SMS messages. SINPO 44433.
6424: Radio Pionier with country music and IDs @ 1145. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.
6870: Radio Playback Int with jazz music @ 0850. SINPO 34333.
European Music Radio 33rd birthday
EMR 33rd Birthday programme
Time 0900 to 1000 UTC
Date Sunday 19th of April 2009
Channel 6140 khz (via Wertachtal, Germany)
0900 to 0920 Tom Taylor
0920 to 1000 Mike Taylor (mail box programme)
(via Tom Taylor)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Fri April 17
3924: Radio Fox 48 with rock music @ 2047. SINPO 34333. At 2050, moved to 3930. Fair signal.
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1820 reading email from listener Terry in Newfoundland and playing Roxy Music. SINPO 44444.
6220: Mystery Radio with French pop song @ 1810. Good signal. SINPO 44444.
6300: Radio Alice heard @ 1805 playing Dutch music, IDs in Dutch and English. Whistle caused by co-channel Western Sahara station. SINPO 43433.
6870: Radio Playback Int with JJ live @ 1825 and playing the song "She's A Lady." Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.
6925u: Spider Radio with dance music @ 2042. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thurs April 16
4025: Laser Hot Hits with Mike Andrews playing Creedance Clearwater Revival @ 1840. Strong again tonight. SINPO 54444.
6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1930 with dance music. World Radio Network heard underneath signing on and going into the RTE programme. SINPO 54444.
6870: Radio Playback Int/Mystery Radio heard @ 1920 with rock music. Good signal, peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.
6925u: Spider Radio coming in well this eveing. Heard @ 2000 with oldies, fair signal. SINPO 34333.
Atlantic 2000 podcast
Le 21 avril 1985, Atlantic 2000 émettait sur 7330 kHz. Retrouvez cette émission maintenant sur notre site internet.
Visit our website :
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wed April 15
6220: Mystery Radio playing the song "Killing Me Softly" @ 1812. Strong tonight. SINPO 54444.
6280: Radio Altrex heard @ 0845 playing "Good Vibrations." Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6925u: Spider Radio with a weak signal @ 2045, playing oldies. SINPO 24332.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tues April 14
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 1800 with Tony James playing "Blue Moon." Nice, strong signal - SINPO 54444.
6210: Misti Radio heard @ 0840 playing polka. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6220: Mystery Radio with Duran Duran's "Union of the Snake" @ 1820. God signal. SINPO 44433.
6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 1945 with oldies. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Mon April 13
6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1800 playing "Just Be Good to Me." SINPO 44433.
6305u: Radio Meteor from Finland playing the Kinks "Lazy Sunday Afternoon" @ 1730. SINPO 24332. Via Beds DX web tuner. Also at home SINPO 14331. To hear recording click here
6370: Radio Cochiguaz with pan pipes music and IDs @ 1635. Bad choice and strong utilty QRM. SINPO 32432.
6870: Radio Playback Int with jazz music @ 1715. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. Via Beds DX web tuner
6925u: Spider Radio playing oldies @2040. Only audible on peaks above the noise. SINPO 14331.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sun April 12
4025: Laser Hot Hits with oldies @ 0750. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
5815: Orion Radio with "Amsterdam" @ 0755. Not as strong as normal. SINPO 34333.
6202: Crazy Wave Radio heard with ID and playing French rock @ 1330. Fair signal but deep fades. SINPO 34333. Heard via Beds DX web receiver
6210: Misti Radio playing the Turtles "Happy Together" @ 0940. SINPO 24332.
6220: Mystery Radio/Playback Int with Chris Ise playing "When the Going Gets Tough" @ 0810. SINPO 34333.
6280: Radio Saxonia playing Creedance Clearwater Revival @ 0845. Good signal so probably via relay. SINPO 44433.
6286: Rammstein Radio playing Rammstein @ 1605, occasional ID jingles. SINPO 34333. (ID via Dr Tim's logs)
6289: Radio Mustang moved from 6325. Heard @ 1105 playing the Bangles "Manic Monday." SINPO 34333. To hear recording click here
6299: Radio Boomerang heard briefly @ 1107. Strong signal. SINPO 44444. Returned a few minutes later before moving to 6303 @ 1120. Having technical problems.
6300: Radio Malaisy with non-stop pop and occasional ID jingles @ 1310. Signal 7-8 with fading. SINPO 34333.
6300: Radio Playback Int/Malaisy/Mystery in a joint programme in parallel with 6220 & 6870. Heard at 1545 playing Bronski Beat. Some splash from Reflections Europe on 6295. SINPO 43433.
6310: Radio Condor with dance music @ 1000. SINPO 34333.
6325: Radio Mustang heard @ 1050 playing Alannah Myles "Black Velvet." Slight whistle from Radio Waves, underneath. Moved to 6289 when realised. SINPO 34333.
6325: Crazy Wave Radio heard @ 1540 with IDs. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6380: Radio Marconi (tent) playing song "Moonlight & Wine" @ 0800. Non-stop music, but Achim heard ID. SINPO 34333.
6389: Radio Cochiguaz with Andean music and IDs in Spanish @ 0910. Deep fades. SINPO 24332.
6400: Radio Caroline Eifel @ 0805. Talking and music but deep fades. SINPO 24332. (see comments)
6422: Unid station playing Starship @ 1040. No IDs heard. SINPO 34333.
6425: Radio Pionier playing Dutch songs with IDs @ 1005. SINPO 34333.
6524: Radio Ramona with ID and playing Kim Wilde "Kids in America" @ 1305. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
9770: Big L Shortwave via KBC heard @ 0905 with Adrian John playing the song "Last Train to San Fernando." Signal more disturbed today. SINPO 45433.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sat April 11
6210: Misti Radio heard @ 1150 playing Queen "I Want to Break Free." Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6325: Radio Mustang testing with non-stop oldies with occasional jingles. Heard @ 1125 playing "For the Longest Time." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6325: Radio Waves Int heard playing Chic "Le Freak" @ 1715. Fair signal but quite noisy. SINPO 34333.
6376: Radio Dutchwing playing instrumental music @ 0925, followed by ID in English. Some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6389: Radio Cochiguaz heard with usual South American pan pipes and IDs @ 1115. Weak signal but ID caught on peak at S8. SINPO 24332.
6399: Radio Monte Carlo with Starship "We Built This City" @ 1155. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.
6400: Radio Rainbow heard @ 1950 with ID and giving out email address. Fair peaks, some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.
6425: Radio Pionier playing schlager @ 1430. Good signal, some fading SINPO 44433.
6554: Radio Rainbow heard @ 2235 talking about 'states of unrest.' Fair signal. SINPO 34333. Via Beds DX web tuner
6870: Radio Playback Int with a weak signal @ 0905 - just barely audible. SINPO 24332. Very different @ 2000 with a signal of S9+10dB - SINPO 54444.
6925u: Spider Radio with Roxette "Listen to Your Heart" @ 2010. Fair peaks on signal. SINPO 24332.
9770: Big L Shortwave via KBC heard @ 0845 with Adrian John playing a Michael Jackson song. Strong signal. SINPO 55544.
Radio Waves at Easter
Infosline will be ready to receive your sms 33 6 75 44 70 26, from France 06 75 44 70 26.
Don't miss to put your snail mailing address to get the special Easter 2009's QSL card.
1964 - 2009: 45th birthday of Radio Caroline - Happy birthday to the lady in red
Have a nice long weekend.
Dj Philippe & Peter HILLS
Now listen to us on the net via http://www.pirateradionetwork.com/
RADIO WAVES INTERNATIONAL http://go.to/rwi
Country music show, French service,Rock City & Pirate memories - the sounds on short-waves around the world "on the highway to freedom"
Peter HILLS & Philippe - " The terrible twins"
For review and airplay send your promos to :
RADIO WAVES INTERNATIONAL
92504 RUEIL Cedex
Friday, April 10, 2009
Fri April 10
6205: Unid station with weak signal heard @ 1525. Off a few minutes later. SINPO 23332.
6210: Test Piraat heard @ 1520 playing schlager, then dance music. IDs in Dutch, off at 1540. SINPO 34333.
6220: Mystery Radio with Chris Ise live, playing Billy Joel @ 1410. SINPO 34333.
6296: Radio Doctor Tim playing schlager, greeting listeners on Iann's chat @ 1730. SINPO 33333.
6870: Radio Playback Int & Mystery with live programme presented by JJ, playing "Let's Do the Time Warp" @ 1550. Fair but noisy signal. SINPO 34333. Via Beds DX Tuner
6925u: Spider Radio playing the Eagles "Hotel California" @ 2035. SINPO 23332.
New Radio Rainbow video on YouTube
New website address www.radiorainbow.tk
We are testing transmitters on 3932 khz and 6400 and 6554 next easter weekend. RRI is back on air at easter! We hope you will respond if you hear us. And tell your friends in eastern Europe, because now , they can also probably receive us !
Thanks for your great help!
crew Radio Rainbow International , the voice of peace.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Pirate BBC Essex
Pirate BBC Essex is also on Twitter and has a YouTube channel.
Links to all of these at:
http://www.bbc. co.uk/essex/ content/articles /2007/08/ 01/pirate_ bbc_essex_ listen_live_ feature.shtml
In 2007 they had test transmissions on the internet stream the night before they started between 2140 and 2400 UK time.
(via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)
Also check out the medium wave frequencies 729, 765 & 1530 kHz
Thurs April 9
6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1930 with an instrumental tune, RTE underneath. SINPO 54444.
6925u: Spider Radio from Greece heard @ 2030 playing Tears for Fears "Shout." Signal coming in well tonight. SINPO 34333.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Wed April 8
6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2025 playing the song "Safety Dance." Signal S3-4. SINPO 24332. Via Beds DX Tuner
Monsters beat the Boat
The Dreamworks film, which pits classic film monsters against beings from outer space, beat British comedy The Boat That Rocked into second place.
The Richard Curtis film, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rhys Ifans, took £1.8m in its opening weekend.
Last week's number one, Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage, is at three.
Runner-up is not a bad result for The Boat that Rocked
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Tues April 7
Bristol's offshore weekend
60s music, stalls, events, offshore exhibition. Broadcasting from the Ferry Station cafe, Narrow Quay.
More with some pirate clips and jingles at:
http://www.myspace. com/radiocorrine bristol
(via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)
Offshore radio events coming up
April 18: Veronica Day, Hotel Lapershoek, Hilversum
May 21-May 30: Radio Waddenzee/Radio Seagull broadcasting offshore
September 19: Radio Day, Erkrath (Germany)
November 14: Radio Day Amsterdam
(via Mike Terry, radioanoraksuk)
Monday, April 06, 2009
Mon Apr 6
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Sun April 5
3900: Skyline International Radio heard @ 0800 playing oldies. SINPO 24332.
4025: Laser Hot Hits with Tony James playing the song "Three Times in Love" @ 0750. SINPO 44433.
5815: Shortwave Cowboys heard @ 0853 signing on. Fair signal despite poor conditions. SINPO 34333.
6140: MV Baltic Radio via Wertachtal signing on at its new start time of 0900. SINPO 44444.
6203: Radio Scotland Int with the song "Here is the News" 0805. Not the usual strong signal from RSI. SINPO 34333.
6220: Mystery Radio @ 1620 with non-stop music, ID jingle at 1723. SINPO 34333.
6286: Polka Radio Melbourne heard with polkas @ 1250. SINPO 34333. Via Beds DX Tuner
6290: Radio Quintus with schlager @ 1035, fair-good signal. SINPO 44433.
6300: Radio Borderhunter defying the conditions with a strong signal @ 1050, playing Van Halen "Jump." SINPO 54444.
6375: Radio Lowland heard @ 1105 with ID, playing oldies, mentioned also Marconi and Dutchwing. SINPO 34333.
6375: Skyline International Radio heard @ 1137 in QSO with Marconi and Lowland. SINPO 24332.
6376: Radio Marconi QSOing with Lowland and Skyline @ 1145. SINPO 34333.
6400: Transatlantic Radio heard with dance music @ 2130, fair signal but fading. SINPO 33333.
6870: Radio Playback Int with oldies @ 0845. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.
6925u: Spider Radio heard @ 2000 playing OMD "Enola Gay" followed by jingle ID. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Sat April 4
3900: Skyline International heard @ 1605 underneath utility QRM. SINPO 32432. QRM stopped at 1610, Skyline 34333.
3900: Radio Baken 16 heard @ 1800 giving out email address and playing Steely Dan. Good signal. SINPO 44333. To hear recording click here
3905: Unid station playing oldies @ 1935. SINPO 24332.
3920: MRF Radio with short voice test @ 2229. SINPO 34333.
3920: Voice of the Netherlands took over @ 2234, opening with Status Quo. Signal peaking at S9+10dB. SINPO 44444.
3932: Radio Rainbow via Galaxy, Poland heard @ 2155 with oldies. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332. Via Beds DX Tuner
4025: Laser Hot Hits heard @ 0755 playing a song by Imagination. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6220: Radio Playback Int heard with station jingles and the song "Easy Lover" @ 1600. SINPO 34433. Via Mystery, I guess.
6265: Radio Oscar Zulu playing dance music @ 1125, ID at 1152. Fair signal but much fading. SINPO 34333.
6285: Radio Altrex with polka and talking about having a haircut @ 0842. SINPO 34333.
6305: Radio Black Power heard @ 0930 playing "You're the One that I Want." Going on & off. Good signal. ID at 0950. SINPO 44444.
6390: Radio Polkawelle heard @ 2140 with polka sounds, splash from strong utility on 6285. Moved to 6400 at 2150. SINPO 34333.
6400: Radio Rainbow via Galaxy signing off @ 1945, followed by Galaxy ID and web address and into music. Signal S8, some utility QRM. SINPO 33433. To hear recording click here
6554: Radio Galaxy playing pop @ 2225. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 23332.
6870: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1700 playing "Rolling Down the River" with JJ & Grant Benson, //6220. SINPO 34333.
6925: MAC Shortwave (USA) (tent) heard @ 2245 with American DJ and burst of music. Lost signal, or signed off soon after. SINPO 24332. To hear recording click here
9510: Radio Joystick v IRRS signing on @ 0800 and playing dance music. SINPO 44433.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Fri April 3
6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 2030 with the Eagles "Hotel California." In the clear as RTE finshes its programme. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.
6306: Radio Fox 48 playing "Whiter Shade of Pale" @ 1825. Splash from the Saharan station on 6300. SINPO 33333. At 1828, moved ot 6310 - SINPO 34333.
6390: Transatlantic Broadcast heard @ 2045 playing music from 60s, greeting listener in Canada. Only using 20W. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here
6400: Radio Rainbow via Radio Galaxy, Poland heard @ 2025 with ID and playing Booker T & The MGs. Weak signal. SINPO 23332.
6554: Galaxy Radio heard @ 2240 playing Axel F, ID with email address at 2245. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.
6870: Radio Playback Int with an American blues & rock programmes @ 1830. Good signal. SINPO 44333.
It's finally here
Many people aren't interested in pirate radio or are too young to have lived through the broadcasting revolution unleashed by Radio Caroline and co. in the 60s, so just view it as a film about a radio station on a ship, without any particular nostalgia that many of us attach to the film.
But today it goes on general release at cinemas up and down the country, when the general public can make up their own minds. Will it soar to the top of the box office charts or sink without trace?
One person who did like it was Jonathon Ross, presenter of the BBC's popular Film 2009 programme.
You can catch what he had to say about it on the BBC iPlayer via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00jkgd2/Film_2009_with_Jonathan_Ross_Episode_10/
I would be interested to know what people think of it. Why not post your opinion here?
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Thurs April 2
6220: Radio Playback Int/Mystery Radio with JJ live @ 2050, playing "Smoke on the Water,"//6870. SINPO 44433.
6270: Unid station heard playing pop music @ 1905. Fair signal but some fading and utility noise. SINPO 33333.
6400: Radio Dummyload with German folk music @ 2025. Good signal but deep fades. SINPO 44433. To hear recording click here
6870: Radio Playback Int heard @ 1910 with JJ live, playing "Someone's Watching Me". Strong signal - S9+10dB. SINPO 54444.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Wed April 1
6210: Misti Radio heard @ 1532 playing "Stand By Me." Fair signal but some fading. SINPO 34333.
6220: Mystery Radio playing pop @ 1800. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.
6307: Radio Skywire heard @ 1805 playing the song "Suzi Q," ID and asking for reports. Fair-good here. SINPO 34333.
6375: Unid station with Tina Charles "I Love to Love" @ 1530, off with no ID at 1532. SINPO 44433.
6840: Unid station playing rock music @ 1810. Good-strong signal. SINPO 44444.
6870: Radio Playback Int heard @ 2030 with the station's theme tune and close down. Good signal. SINPO 44433.