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 √°nd 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.

New date for Big L relaunch

The relaunch of Big L International on 1395 kHz via the Dutch mediumwave transmitter at Trintelhaven is now expected to take place next weekend (14/15 November). A message on the website of KBC Radio, which will be providing the overnight programming, reads:

“We are almost ready for the relaunch of Big L International. We know you can’t wait for it to happen and apologise for the delay but we have been told it will take a little longer than expected to get everything done correctly and on time. However, if everything goes according to plan we hope to be up and running by next weekend. Once again we apologise, but it will be worth the wait.”

KBC Radio boss Eric van Willegen subsequently clarified that ‘next weekend’ means 14/15 November.

(via Radio Netherlands Media Network)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thurs Nov 5

3900: Continental Radio playing Abba "Waterloo" @ 2035, followed by a Dutch song. Good signal now, nothing an hour earlier. SINPO 44333.

6870: Radio Playback Int
(pres) with relay of an American local station, talk about Afghanistan @ 1015. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wed Nov 4

6870: Radio Playback Int (tent) with relay of US station @ 1700. Just possible to hear on peaks above the noise level. SINPO 24232.

Pirate station raided

TWO teenagers have been arrested after police raided a pirate radio station in east London where drugs were found.

The youths aged 16 and 18 were collared for illegally broadcasting from premises at Leywick Street in West Ham.

Officials from Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, went in with the neighbourhood police team after detecting broadcasts being relayed through an illegal transmitter located in Stephens Parade, nearby.

The signal interfered with legal radio stations and could be picked up as far as Croydon in south London. The equipment worth £45,000 was seized by Ofcom.

The teenagers were held for broadcasting offences under the Wireless & Telecommunications Act, but later bailed pending further inquiries.

Class B drugs were discovered on the premise during the search carried out with a court warrant, Scotland Yard confirmed today. A 25-year-old woman was cautioned for possession.
(via East London Advertiser)

Other reports said the station was called Heat FM which broadcast on 96.6FM

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Tues Nov 3

6220: Mystery Radio with pop @ 2130. Good signal tonight. SINPO 44444.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Mon Nov 2

6210: Misti Radio playing country rock @ 1030. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Mystery Radio heard @ 1955 with an Abba medley of hits, splash from 6225. Good signal. SINPO 43433.

6280: Unid station playing Heintje @ 1050. Weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6310: Radio Altrex playing "Green Onions" @ 1035. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

North American log

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

6925u Undercover Radio. 0447-0516. All Hallows Eve, 2009. EG. Replay of Halloween 2005 show. Several IDs and call for reports. Recipe for “Hotel Hot Dogs” which sounded very tasty albeit dangerous to prepare. Music and radio drama appropriate for the Holiday. Good.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Sun Nov 1

5815: Orion Radio playing Nena "99 Luftballons" and TV polka @ 0925. He said closing soon. Good steady signal. SINPO 44444.

5815: Radio Telstar South
with the James Bond theme @ 1035, talking about the Mebo 2 and playing Ricky Nelson song. SINPO 44444.

5825: Radio Geronimo SW
playing Foreigner "Cold As Ice" @ 1052 and giving out contact details. Fair signal. SINPO 34433.

6140: MV Baltic Radio via Wertachtal
signing on @ 1000, marking 20 years since fall of the Berlin Wall, playing David Bowie "Heroes." SINPO 54444.

6177: Antonio Radio
on an unusual frequency, playing Dutch music @ 1020. SINPO 34333.

6200: Radio Scotland Int
with U2 "It's A Beautiful Day" @ 1025, greeting listeners. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. Also heard on 6325 @ 1100 - SINPO 44444.

6210: Radio Paardenkracht
playing Dutch songs and Heaven 17 @ 0910. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

6220: Mystery Radio with 70s music @ 0920. SINPO 34433.

6240: Mike Radio testing, ID, hotline number, said would be moving to 7600, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6260: Radio Scirocco playing "Boys of Summer" @ 1240, followed by IDs and greetings. SINPO 34333.

6280: Radio Merlin playing themes from Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett @ 1015. Strong signal but some co-channel QRM. SINPO 53443.

6285: Radio Trans Europe playing Blondie "Heart of Glass" @ 0905. SINPO 44433.

6292: Radio Condor with dance music @ 0945. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6293: Retro Radio playing Uriah Heep @ 1200. SINPO 34433.

6300: Radio Doorzetter playing Bruce Springsteen @ 0900, followed by ID. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Shadowman playing "Beds Are Burning" @ 1010, ID and asking for QSO. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Playback Int via Malaisy heard @ 1930 with Kevin Turner playing the Stereo MCs. Excellent signal, not heard on 6870. SINPO 54444.

6306: Radio Brandaris playing "It Takes Two" @ 1125, followed by IDs. Good signal, using 100W. SINPO 44433.

6310: Grensstad Radio playing Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall" @ 0950. SINPO 44433.

6310: Radio Black Power in QSO with Grensstad @ 1110. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6315: Radio Waves Int with "House of the Rising Sun" @ 0955. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Continental with Dutch songs @ 0850. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6325: Radio Mustang heard @ 1108 with IDs @ 1108. SINPO 34333.

6375: Radio Marconi with ID, playing "Bye Bye Baby" @ 1150. SINPO 34433.

6424: Radio Pionier with ID and playing Dutch music before signing off @ 1112. SINPO 34433.

6425: Voice of the Netherlands in QSO with Pionier @ 1245. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. also heard @ 1253 on 6330 calling Mustang. SINPO 54444.