Monday, October 31, 2011

Mon Oct 31

4015 2056 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott with the mystery year. Song by Red Dragon. SINPO 34333.

6295 1635 Misti Radio. Polka @ 1635, ID and greetings. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6300 1615 Halloween Radio. ID and address, "Doctor Doctor" then SSTV. Good to strong signal. SINPO 44433.

6305 1625 Osaka Radio. "Bohemian Rhapsody," IDs and address. SINPO 33333.

6326 1650 Halloween Radio. SSTV, ID, not parallel to 6300. SINPO 24332.

6450 1710 Radio Baken 16. Dance music, occasional jingles. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6510 1655 Radio Rising Sun. Oldies, fair strength. SINPO 34333.

6930 1745 Irish Music Radio. Sixties music, fair signal but quite noisy. SINPO 34333.

6970 1735 Laser Hot Hits. Rolling Stones "Here Comes the Night." Good signal. SINPO 44433.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sun Oct 30

4026 1750 Laser Hot Hits. Christine Aguilera song, ad for FSM News. SINPO 44433.

5815 0810 Orion Radio. "We Love the Pirate Stations", greetings to listeners. Good, steady signal. SINPO 44444.

6075 0925 Crazy Wave Radio. Using Deutsche Welle's former frequency, weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6200 0815 Radio Orang Utan. "Son of My Father", ID then "Under the Moon of Love." SINPO 34333.

6205 1005 Misti Radio. Weak signal detected, just hear rock n roll above the noise. SINPO 24332.

6210 1525 Misti Radio. Music, weak-fair signal, better than this morning. SINPO 23332.

6220 0820 Radio Merlin Int. Warming up with Abba songs, "Lay All Your Love On Me". SINPO 44433.

6285 1510 Radio Zeewolf. ID, Talking Heads "Road to Nowhere", signing off. SINPO 34333.

6290 1210 Radio Mazda. Instrumental music, ID then Dutch song. SINPO 44433.

6295 0830 Radio Nachtpiraat. Dance music. ID. SINPO 23332.

6295 1242 Radio Pluto. Testing, fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

6300 1155 Radio Morning Star. Weak signal, IDs. SINPO 24332.

6301 0825 Radio Bonofox. Roy Orbison "Pretty Woman", instrumental music, ID 0837. SINPO 34333.

6305 0930 Radio Altrex. ID and talk, weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6305 1520 Osaka Radio. Grace Jones "Pull Up to the Bumper". Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6305 1658. Radio Alice in QSO with Marconi and Pluto. Alice & Marconi 54444, Pluto 34333.

6305 2045 Radio Powerliner. Depeche Mode "Leave in Silence". SINPO 54444.

6310 1515 Radio Nachtpiraat. "Knock on Wood", ID, said closing. SINPO 33333.

6310 2040 Old Timer Radio. Haddaway "What Is Love." Strong. SINPO 54444.

6320 1230 Trans Europe Radio. "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real", ID and greetings. SINPO 34333.

6325 1550 Radio Underground. Taking about Merlin's broadcast, winter time, song "Clouds Across the Moon". SINPO 44333.

6325 1745 Black Bandit Radio. Country music, ID, then German song. SINPO 54444.

6384 1615 Black Bandit Radio. "Living on Love", ID, said on low power and having technical problems. SINPO 54444.

6384 1720 Halloween Radio. Punk music, giving out email and mailing address. Good signal but muffled audio. SINPO 44433.

6420 2035 Radio Mustang. Roy Orbison "You Got It." Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6425 0840 Radio Pionier. Jingle with ID and email address, music but then lost under utility. SINPO 33333.

6524 1610 Radio Ramona. Music and ID, only using 8W. Weak. SINPO 24332.

6550 1545 Radio Rising Sun. "Wake Up Little Suzie", fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6920 0843 Radio Geronimo SW. Foreigner "Feels Like the First Time", then Dave Scott announcing Peter Verbruggen was joining the team. SINPO 54444.

6920 1530 Test Radio. Jean Michel Jarre music, ID and said running 35-40W. Good signal and audio. SINPO 44333.

6930 1200 Irish Music Radio. Chris Brown "Beautiful People", ID. SINPO 44433.

6970 0850 Laser Hot Hits. Blondie "Call Me". SINPO 34333.

7630 0920 Radio Northpole. ID, Bee Gees "Staying Alive." SINPO 34333.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sat Oct 29

3900: Radio Titanic. New station heard with strong signal. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow" @ 2150, Ultravox "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes." SINPO 54444.

3930: Radio Batavia. The Carpenters "Top of the World" @ 2145. SINPO 34333.

4026: Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Depeche Mode "Policy of Truth" @ 1600. SINPO 44433.

6095: KBC via Wertachtal. "Be My Baby" @ 1505, then "Roll Over Beethoven." Very strong. SINPO 55444.

6220: Radio Merlin Int. Moved from 6280, "Love Potion Number Nine" @ 1530. SINPO 44433.

6280: Radio Merlin Int. Test with 10W @ 1435, John Farnham "The Voice" then "Werewolves of London." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Fox 48. Rock n roll @ 1615. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6305: Radio Altrex. Soft rock @ 0900, weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6305: Radio Mazda. Dutch music @ 1420, ID and hotline number at 1431. Good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6305: QSO between Radio Pluto (34333), Mazda (54444) and Alice (54444) between 1619-1624.

6930: Irish Music Radio. "I'll Be Your Everything" @ 1455, then "Doctor Who Theme" (the old one, not the current one!). Good-strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6940: Trans Europe Radio. "I Blame You For the Moonlit Sky" @ 1540, good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott show. Thompson Twins "Love on Your Side" @ 0850. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

Stations sign up for Japan test weekend

Five stations have so far signed up for Finnish DXer Harri's Japan test weekend which takes place from November 5 and 6. He will reveal the names of the stations just before the weekend, and any others who decide to take part. So far two from Scandinavia, two from Holland and one from the USA are taking part.
More details on Harri's blog at http://hkdx2.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fri Oct 28

3905: Skyline International Radio. "I've Got You Babe" @ 2042, ID and greetings to listeners. SINPO 44433.

4026: Laser Hot Hits. Bob Marley "Could It Be Love" @ 2050, deep fades. SINPO 24332.

6285: Radio Underground. ID and greetings @ 1720, "Popcorn." Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433.

6292: Radio Fox 48. Music @ 1650, weak signal with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

6300: Radio Pluto. Song "Rio" @ 1600, ID and asking for QSO. Fair strength for low power. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Fox 48. QSO with Pluto @ 1610, not so strong but okay. SINPO 24332.

6303v: Radio Mazda. "Yellow Sun" @ 1700, frequency drifting slowly upwards, also splattering. SINPO 54444.

6325: Radio Grutte Pier. "Relight My Fire" @ 1640, recorded ID 1649. Fair signal, some fading. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Tina Arena "I'm In Chains" @ 1625, fair strength but fairly noisy. SINPO 34333.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thurs Oct 27

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Song called "Radio Romance" @ 2030, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6287: Radio Shadow. Whitney Houston @ 1720, ID jingle then Yvonne Elliman "If I Can't Have You." SINPO 44433.

6291: Radio Caroline Int. ID jingles and pop-dance music @ 2025. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6307v: Radio Mazda. Dutch music @ 1730, strong signal, drifting upwards. SINPO 54444.

6325: Radio Black Bandit. Country music "Pour Me Another Tequila" @ 1635, IDing as "Radio Zeurpiet." SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Reading reception reports @ 1655, then Visage "Fade to Grey." SINPO 34333.

Radio Jampie Westerbeek

Nice QSL! Thanks

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wed Oct 26

4026: Laser Hot Hits. Coldplay song @ 2210. Fair signal, deep fades. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Witte Reus. Eagles "Hotel California" @ 1620 then Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Sweet "Love is Like Oxygen" @ 1635. SINPO 34333.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tues Oct 25

4026: Laser Hot Hits. Moved from 4015, Thompson Twins "Love on Your Side" @ 2010, fair signal but some morse QRM. SINPO 33333.

6219: Bluestar Radio. ID @ 1630, Dutch music. Fair signal. SINPO 34333. Up to 54444 by 1745.

6282: Radio Altrex. Dutch songs @ 1730, occasional cow noises. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6288-6291v: Radio Mazda. Dutch music @ 1715, switched to 6291 at 1717 but drifting upwards. ID 1729 asking for QSO. SINPO 54444.

6325: Radio Black Bandit. ID and said closing down @ 2214, polka music. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. London Beat "A Better Love" @ 1650, fair. SINPO 34333.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sun Oct 23

1512: Laser 558. Simple Minds "Promised You A Miracle" @ 1145, Laser jingles. Strong. SINPO 55444.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. John Lennon "Borrowed Time" @ 1605, then Hollies song. SINPO 44433.

5800: FRS Holland. Deep Blue Something "Breakfast At Tiffanys" @ 0803, parallel to 7600. SINPO 34333.

5815: Orion Radio. "Crazy on You" @ 0747, ad for Offshore Echoes, ID and greetings. SINPO 44444.

6005: Radio Gloria via Radio 700. ID and giving out web address @ 0925, rock music. SINPO 44433. Parallel with 9480.

6045: Radio Iceman via Wertachtal. Paul Young "Come Back and Stay" @ 0900. SINPO 55444. Broadcast through XVRB.

6095: KBC via Wertachtal. Four Seasons "Oh What A Night" @ 1425. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6200: Radio Orang Utan. "I'm A Believer" @ 0740, then "Death of A Clown." SINPO 34333.

6210: Radio Paardenkracht. "Wheels on Fire" @ 1055, ID 1121 and said signing off. SINPO 44433.

6220: Misti Radio. "Ha Ha Said the Clown" @ 1440. SINPO 34333.

6220: Radio Grutte Pier. "Don't Stop" @ 1627, then "Kayleigh." SINPO 24332.

6240: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. "Walking in the Air" @ 1615, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.

6285: Radio Alice. ID jingle, Dutch song @ 1435. SINPO 44433.

6287: Radio Powerliner. Nenah Cherry song @ 0935, then polka, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6288: Radio Jampie Westerbeek. Instrumental Dutch music @ 1130. Weak-fair. SINPO 24332.

6290: Radio Boomerang. ID and off @ 1510. Strong signal. SINPO 54444. Moved to 6323 @ 1515, asking for QSO. SINPO 54444.

6299: Magic AM. Pearl Jam song @ 0910, ID and said testing new antenna. SINPO 34333.

6304: Radio Mazda. ID @ 1135, Dutch music, good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Witte Reus. ID @ 1448, pop-dance music. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Black Bandit. "Johnny Remember Me" @ 1100, usual strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Jesse J "Who's Laughing Now" @ 1512, ID and giving out email address. SINPO 44333.

6935: Mike Radio. "Born to be Wild" @ 0830, "Radar Love", ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Roxy Music "Same Old Thing" @ 0755. SINPO 34333.

7600: FRS Holland. Peter Verbruggen sign on @ 0800, then "Breakfast At Tiffanys." Parallel to 5800. Very good signal. SINPO 55444.

9480: European Music Radio via MV Baltic Radio. Aerosmith @ 0840 then 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday." SINPO 44433.

9480: Radio Gloria via MV Baltic. Rock @ 0930, parallel with 6005. SINPO 34333.

12257: WR International. Big surprise to hear this station as signal normally skips over me. Fair signal @ 1050 with good peaks. Song "You're Ready Now." Only there for about 10 mins before faded out. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sat Oct 22

1512: Laser 558. Non-stop 80s music and Laser 558 jingles. "My Girl Wants to Party All the Time" @ 1655, then "Don't Walk Away." Strong so power obviously increased. SINPO 54444.

3930: Radio Batavia. Pop music @ 1945, weak-fair. SINPO 24332.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews show. Men At Work "Down Under" @ 1632. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5815: Radio Royal. ID and greetings @ 0840, "War of the Worlds." SINPO 34333.

6095: KBC via Wertachtal. The Chiffons "One Fine Day" @ 1515. Strong signal. SINPO 55444.

6220: Misti Radio. Jerry Lee Lewis @ 1540. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6220: Radio Caroline Int. Depeche Mode @ 1935. Fair strength. SINPO 34333.

6240: Radio Caroline Int. Dance music, ID jingles @ 1610, audio over-modulated. SINPO 34333.

6295 lsb: Radio Pluto. Voice only broadcast, calling for QSO @ 1710. SINPO 34333.

6298: Radio Fox 48. Country and Dutch music @ 1545, jingle ID. SINPO 24332.

6301: Radio Witte Reus. "Dragon's Lair" @ 1915, ID and greetings. SINPO 44433.

6315: Delta Radio. Nazareth "Love Hurts" @ 1925, then "Scatman." SINPO 54444.

6550: Radio Rising Sun. Wanda Jackson song @ 1600. SINPO 34333.

6915 lsb: Baltic Sea Radio. Procul Harem "Whiter Shade of Pale," canned ID and email address by woman with seagull noises in background. Fair but clear signal. SINPO 34434.

6920: Trans Europe Radio. "White Wedding" @ 2008, ID and said closing down. Good-strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Song "I'll be Your Everything" @ 1535, then "Doctor Who Theme" followed by ID. SINPO 44433.

6942: Radio Fox 48. Weak and noisy signal but just able to hear music through the noise @ 2012. SINPO 24332.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Dance music @ 0800. SINPO 34333.

EMR and Gloria this Sunday

European Music Radio   and Radio Gloria International will be on the air this Sunday.

EMR will be using 9480 (MV Baltic's 1kW transmitter) from 0800-0900 UTC with a repeat of last week's programme with Tom Taylor from 0800 and Mike Taylor from 0830 UTC.

Radio Gloria is on from 0900-1000 UTC on 9480, plus 6005 (via Radio 700) and shortwavesevice.com. Radio Gloria's programme will be repeated from 1300-1400 UTC on 6140 kHz at at 1500-1600 UTC at coloradio.org.

EMR reception reports to: studio@emr.org.uk and RGI reception reports to: radiogloria@aol.com

(via Tom Taylor)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fri Oct 21

3905: Skyline International Radio. Usual Friday night broadcast, good with strong peaks @ 1755, song "Every Way You Go." SINPO 44433.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run" @ 2210. SINPO 33333.

6220: Polaris Radio. ABC "When Smoky Sings" @ 1525, ID and greetings, also played ZZ Top. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6295: Radio Mazda. Dutch music @ 1730, ID 1739 and asking for QSO. SINPO 54444.

6295: Radio Powerliner. Report for Mazda @ 1750, Dutch instrumental music. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Paardenkracht. ID and talk in Dutch @ 1747, splash from 6295. SINPO 43433.

6305: Radio Fox 48. "Put A Spell On You" then "Good Vibrations." SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Osaka. Four Seasons "Oh What A Night" @ 1543, ID jingle. Weak-fair signal, quite noisy. SINPO 24332.

6325: Radio Underground. The Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" @ 1738, ID and hill billy music, talking about a lack of sleep. SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. The Saturdays "All Fired Up" @ 1600. SINPO 34333.

7510: Trans Europe Radio. ABC "The Night You Murdered Love" @ 1720, followed by ID, then "Voyage Voyage." SINPO 54444.

FRS Holland this Sunday

Dear FRS Friends,

Sunday October 23rd
Sunday October 23rd FRS-Holland will be on air between 07:52- 14:00 UTC. Important: the broadcast is on 5800//7600 kHz but there's a chance that we will be using 7685 instead of 7600 kHz. So keep an eye on 7600 and 7685. Of course we do hope propagation will be satisfactory that day.
Programme line-up includes all FRS presenters and consists of FRS Magazine, the German Service, FRS Goes DX , Radio Waves and the FRS Golden Show. Ingredients....great music, DX News, letters, the day calendar and a number of  radio related items.  Radio entertainment on a Sunday. Tune in....

Internet Stream
That same day between 13:52- 20:00 UTC/15:52- 22.00 CEST will see a full repeat on the internet. Check on your computer < http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u >.
A week later, on Sunday October 30th, once again a full repeat on the internet. At this date winter time will be introduced and as a result FRSH can be heard between 14:52- 19:00 UTC/15:52- 22.00 CET.

FRS News #36: special 30th Anniversary edition
The latest edition of FRS News #36 is out for some time now. In this 24 page edition (in colour!). In the past months FRS-Holland has been working very hard to produce this booklet covering 30 Years of FRS Holland. It contains several photos and of course much information:

  • Memories on 30 Years of FRS-Holland from both former presenters and listeners;
  • a Number of Fact Files (Special moments to Remember, FRS Presenters 1980-2010, The Beginning);
  • Reflections on 30 Years of FRS-Holland;
  • The 1983 Raid;
  • Mailbox 2702 including the Anniversary mail;
  • How the 30th Anniversary broadcasts came about;
  • Last but not least a potted history 1980- 2010 !!

This is a true collector's item and no doubt it makes an interesting read! We never produced something similar in the past. In case you are interested …you can obtain a hard-copy of our specially produced 30Years of FRS-Holland booklet for 5 euro/ 7 US dollars in cash.
Send your order to FRSH, POBox 2702, 6049 BE Herten, the Netherlands.

In the meantime FRS-Holland has become 31 years....

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS Team

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thurs Oct 20

1512: Unid. Laser 558 jingles @ 1740, Grace Jones "Pull Up to the Bumper." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Dance music @ 2010. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

5815: Radio Hercules. Polka @ 2220, ID and Dutch song. SINPO 34333.

6220: Radio Caroline Int. Dance music @ 1650, ID jingles. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Marconi. Rhianna song @ 2150. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Underground. Talking about going to the chip shop @ 1955, greeting listeners, Shaggy song. SINPO 44433.

6305: Radio Mazda. "Yellow Sun" @ 2050, instrumental music and ID. SINPO 54444.

6306: Radio Morning Star. Country music @ 1615, occasional ID jingles. Only using 5 watts. SINPO 24332.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Freda Payne "Band of Gold" @ 1545. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wed Oct 19

1512: Unid. Laser 558 recording, Procul Harem "Whiter Shade of Pale" @ 1725. SINPO 34333. (see comments)

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Deborah Harry "French Kissing in the USA" @ 2025. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6295: Radio Fox 48. Rock n roll @ 1650. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6304: Radio Mazda. French song @ 1950, instrumental tune, ID and said asking for QSO. SINPO 54444.

6304: Radio FSM (24332) @ 1957 and Black Bandit/Jan Kackel (44433) responded.

6304: Radio Powerliner heard @ 2225 in QSO with Wizard (not heard). SINPO 54444.

6305: Radio Rockefeller. ID @ 1640, said signing off, Duran Duran song. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Zeewolf. Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough" @ 1630, ID. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Osaka. Came on after Zeewolf signed off, rock n roll @ 1655, jingle IDs. SINPO 24332.

6325: Radio Morning Star. Country music @ 2215. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Sugababes song @ 1705, mention report from New Zealand. SINPO 34333.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tues Oct 18

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. Stevie Nicks "Stand Back" @ 2145. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6219: Bluestar Radio. Dutch music @ 1750. SINPO 44433.

6288: Unid. Non-stop Dutch music, heard @ 1705, good with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6307: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Long talk @ 1620, woman singing then ID jingles. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. "She's Not There" @ 1645. Signal a lot weaker at this time. SINPO 34333.

QSL from Long Live Radio


A very quick reply from Long Live Radio. In his reply the operator says: "We use driving oscillator and power amplifier both on vacuum tubes, max output is about 75W (GU-50 tubes). Antenna - halfwave endfeed resonant wire ("Fuchs' antenna"). Tests began on 7th of September evening on 5800 kHz. First broadcast with station IDs was on 16th of September. QTH is one of the countries of ex-USSR. Next tests are planned for October 18th, 19th and 21st from 1600 till 1845 UTC (start time may vary) on 5780 kHz or near. Antenna configuration will be changed every 30 min." Thanks for the QSL!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mon Oct 17

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Gary Numan "Cars" @ 2145. Fair strength. SINPO 34333.

5780: Long Live Radio (tent). Music heard on peak @ 1725 before disappearing back into noise. Faded back up 1738, heard The Stranglers "Golden Brown," weak, deep fades. SINPO 24232.

6220: Radio Merlin Int. Songs by Aqua @ 1615, then Steps. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6283: Radio Altrex. "Hit the Road Jack" @ 1805, ID and greeting listeners. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Morning Star. Sixties music @ 1750, weak-fair, only using 7 watts. SINPO 24332.

6305: Top Radio. Pop and dance music @ 1715, antenna test. Reaching good levels. SINPO 44333.

6315: Old Timer Radio. Dutch song @ 1950, then "Walking Back to Happiness." Strong. SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Song "Better Love" @ 1640, listeners ask to guess the year. Fair-good. SINPO 34333.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sun Oct 16

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Song "Remember Me" @ 1050, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

5815: Orion Radio. "Whole Lotta Loving" @ 0750, jingle ID and address, ad for Offshore Echoes. SINPO 44433.

6045: XVRB Radio via Wertachtal. Reading emails @ 0920, song by the Playthings. Strong. SINPO 55444.

6095: KBC via Wertachtal. Starship "We Built this City" @ 1055. SINPO 55444.

6200: Radio Orang Utan. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel "Come Up and See Me" @ 0755, fair strength. SINPO 34333.

6205: Radio Scotland Int. Dance music @ 0900, ID. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6220: Radio Borderhunter. Greeting listeners @ 0910, song "Land of the Living." SINPO 54444.

6220: Radio Merlin Int. Hall & Oates "She's Gone" @ 1627, ID. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6240: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Dance music and "Caroline" jingles. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6250: Radio Boomerang. U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday" @ 1010, ID and said signing off. SINPO 54444.

6265: Radio Geronimo SW. Dave Scott show. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ 0835, strong. SINPO 54444.

6282: Radio Shadow. "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down" @ 0800. Weak-fair. SINPO 24332.

6285: Radio Marconi & Alice. Joint programme, ID, Dutch music @ 1645. SINPO 54444.

6295: Free Radio Victoria. 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday" @ 0810, good signal. SINPO 44333.

6305: Radio Witte Reus. Sixties music @ 1000, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6305: Top Radio. ID jingles, folk-type music. Fair signal with good peaks but a bit fluttery. SINPO 34333.

6316: Radio Mazda. Dutch songs @ 0905. Good signal but some fading. SINPO 44433. On 6318 @ 0930. SINPO 44333.

6387: Radio Zodiac. "Man of Action" @ 1125, ID then Bad Company. SINPO 34333.

6420: Radio Universe. Kraftwerk "The Model" @ 0805. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6420: Radio Black Bandit. Flash & The Pan "Waiting for a Train" @ 1750. Usual strong signal but some audio problems. SINPO 54444.

6540 usb: Radio Sextant. Finnish music @ 1635, weak but clear. SINPO 24332.

6550: Radio Rising Sun. Bee Gees "Massachusetts" @ 1657, then theme tune "House of the Rising Sun" with occasional canned IDs. SINPO 34333.

6565: Radio Powerliner. ID, Althea & Donna "Uptown Top Ranking" @ 1733. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6920: Radio Geronimo SW. Moved from 6265, Genesis song @ 0955, mention QSL cards. SINPO 54444.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Mink Deville "Spanish Stroll" @ 1720, then Canned Heat. Good-strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Dance music @ 1715. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6985: Radio Waves Int. Soft rock @ 0855, ID, weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

7600: Free Radio Service Holland. Isley Brothers "Who's That Lady" @ 0840. Very good signal. SINPO 55444.

9480: Radio Atlantic 2000 via MV Baltic. ID and talk in French, Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing" @ 0850. Fair signal with occasional strong peaks. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sat Oct 15

3905: Radio Quintus. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow" @ 1805, followed by ID. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Abba "Angel Eyes" @ 0825. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6095: KBC via Wertachtal. Emperor Rosko show. "King of Broken Hearts" @ 0912, few minutes late starting. SINPO 55444.

6220: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. ID jingles and dance music @ 1955. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6282: Radio FSM. Report to Mazda @ 1742. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6285: Radio Mazda. ID and giving out hotline @ 1712, "Yellow Sun." Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6288: Radio Jampie Westerbeek. Polka @ 2025 and ID in Dutch. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Paardenkracht. ID and talk in Dutch @ 1558, then off. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Morning Star. IDs and music @ 1612, weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6316: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. IDs and pop music @ 1616. Fair signal but some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6325: Radio FSM. Alternative music @ 1705 and IDs. Fair signal with good peaks. SINPO 34333.

6425: Radio Black Bandit. Dutch music, ID and said closing down @ 1935 which he did at 1938. Slight rumbling sound, possibly from the transmitter. SINPO 54444.

6425: Radio Powerliner. Polka and IDs in Dutch and English @ 2002, Dutch song. Strong signal but quite fady. SINPO 54433.

6524: Radio Ramona. Weak and noisy signal, oldies heard @ 1747. SINPO 24332.

6550: Radio Powerliner. ID and said closing down, Dutch song @ 1840. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Smokie "Oh Carol" @ 1603. Good, steady signal. SINPO 44444.

6950 lsb: Baltic Sea Radio (tent). Guns N Roses "Paradise City" @ 2013, also played Finnish song. Off with no ID. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. The Farm "All Together Now" @ 0755. Strong. SINPO 54444.

7505: Trans Europe Radio. Men At Work "Down Under" @ 1640, slight heterodyne from weak signal on 7507. SINPO 54444.

9510: Radio City via IRRS. Sign on @ 0800, then song "I Want Somebody." Very good reception today. SINPO 55444.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fri Oct 14

3905: Skyline International Radio. U2 "Without or Without You" @ 1649. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Dance music @ 2150. Good signal. SINPO 44444.

4030: Radio Black Bandit (tent). Reggae and instrumental music @ 2215. Strong. SINPO 54444.

6285: Radio Marconi. ID and said was signing off, strong signal @ 1620. SINPO 54444.

6288: Radio Jampie Westerbeek. ID and Dutch music @ 1720. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6295: Unid. Foo Fighters song @ 1600, good signal, strong peaks, no ID. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Morning Star. ID heard @ 1616, weak signal suffering splash from 6295. SINPO 22332. After 6295 signed off  at 1627 in clear SINPO 24332.

6305: Radio Zodiac in QSO with Baken 16 @ 1545. Both around same strength. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Fox 48. Rock music @ 1630, fair signal, dropped power from 150-125W. SINPO 34333.

6316: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. IDs heard @ 1613, song by female vocalist. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Osaka. Abba "Day Before You Came" @ 1605, weak-fair signal with some SSB QRM. SINPO 23332.

6375: Radio Universe. Euro-pop @ 2005, strong signal, some morse QRM. SINPO 54444.

6394: Wizard Radio. Dance music, reggae @ 1705, ID and talk about Radio Pacman. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6550: Radio Rising Sun. Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" @ 1638, followed by jingle IDs. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. "She's Not There" @ 1642, then "Summer of 69." Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

FRS Holland test broadcast on Sunday

Hello Radio Friends
Some latest info. Next Sunday 16 October at 08:00 UTC/ 10:00 CEST there will be a 60 minute test on 7600 kHz in preparation for the FRSH 23rd October broadcast.
According to our tx operator, it might be the case that 7600 is used by a foreign station during day time on Sundays. Therefore I will try to check 7600 next Sunday.
If any of you are listening in next Sunday and are able to tune in to 7600 between 09-14 UTC, please do so. If you hear any signals from a foreign (Chinese?) station on 7600, please let us know by email. If 7600 happens to be used for one or more hours during day time (before 14 UTC), we will be using 7685.
October 23rd and 30th will see our internet stream between 13:52-20:00 UTC/ 14:52- 21:00 UTC (Oct. 30th > winter time).
Let's hope propagation will improve a bit so that we can enjoy loud and clear signals on 7600 or 7685.

All the best

Peter V

email: frs@frsholland.nl

(via alfalima.net)

New Radio Tropiq QSL


A colourful new QSL has been received from Radio Tropiq in Hungary. The station says it runs 50 watts into a 17 metre long antenna which is 11 metres off the ground. The station mostly broadcasts at weekends. Thanks for the QSL.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thurs Oct 13

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews show. Sixties music @ 1905. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6206: Radio Spaceshuttle. Weak signal @ 1650, IDs and music heard. SINPO 24332.

6291: Radio Caroline Int. ID jingles and music @ 1620, weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6295: Radio FSM. ID and greetings, rock music @ 1745. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6300: Radio Marconi. Dance music @ 1530, also played some Dutch music and rock.Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6300: Radio Fox 48. Procul Harem "Whiter Shade of Pale" @ 1625. Weak-fair. SINPO 24332. Also heard on 6205 @ 1750, slightly better. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Song by The Saturdays @ 1550, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

European Music Radio and Radio Atlantic 2000 this Sunday

Radio Atlantic 2000 and European Music Radio will both be on the air this Sunday using MV Baltic Radio's 1kW transmitter on 9480 kHz.

Atlantic 2000 will be on from 0800-0900 UTC and EMR from 1200-1300 UTC.

EMR programmes are:
12.00   Tom Taylor
12.25   Mike Taylor

EMR Internet radio service on Sunday and Monday.
Programme repeats are at the following times:
15:00 - 18:00 - 21:00 UTC
 Please visit www.emr.org.uk and click on the “EMR internet radio” button
which you will find throughout the website (see the menu on the left).

Please send all reception reports to: studio@emr.org.uk or write to:
European Music Radio,
c/o M.V. Baltic Radio,
Seestraße 17,
D-19089 GΓΆhren,
Germany

(Tom Taylor)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wed Oct 12

3905: Polaris Radio. Motorhead @ 2210, weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

3935: Radio Armadillo. Siouxsie & The Banshees "Christine" @ 2220. Best via Barney's TenTec receiver. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. "Who Do You Think you Are" @ 2200, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4030: Radio Black Bandit. Dutch music for Radio Tina @ 2155, good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6285: Radio Alice. Dutch music @ 1710, ID and said was testing new equipment. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6425: Radio Dr Einstein. "Crocketts Theme" @ 1650, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Recording of a dance music pirate @ 1720. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tues Oct 11

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Dire Straits "Private Investigations" @ 2005, fair signal but quite fady. SINPO 34333.

6288: Radio Witte Reus in QSO with Jampie Westerbeek in Dutch @ 1608. Weak and noisy for both signals. SINPO 24332.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Cathy Dennis song @ 1515, then London Beat. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Monday, October 10, 2011

New UK pirate radio forum

Blunders writes: "Hope I'm not treading on peoples toes here, but should you be a UK Pirate Radio Enthusiast, especially FM, I've created a new forum especially for us,

It will include chat on the UK Pirate scene, mainly focussing on FM, and also have a forum for technical advise.

I've only just set this up so we're quite thin when it comes to members, but hopefully that will change.

Check it out here,

http://www.ukpir8radio.co.uk/phpBB3/index.php

(via alfalima.net)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Sun Oct 9

3905: Skyline International Radio. Greeting listeners, Dutch music @ 1647. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Rock music @ 0800, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6095: KBC. Stray Cats "Rock This Town" @ 1158, KBC ID at top of the hour. Strong signal. SINPO 55444.

6200: Radio Orang Utan. ID @ 0755, Dutch music then "Hang on Sloopy." SINPO 34333.

6207: Grolschman Radio. Depeche Mode "Everything Counts" @ 1605, heard with ID and giving out email address. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6220: Radio Merlin Int. "Part of the Union" @ 1020, ID, the "House of the Rising Sun." Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6263: Cosmic Radio. ID, then Specials "Ghost Town"  @ 1610. Fair signal but splash from 6260. SINPO 33333.

6280: Radio Marconi. Pink Floyd "Money" @ 1040, occasional IDs. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6283: Radio Boomerang. Modern Talking @ 1405, then Right Said Fred, ID, said short test. SINPO 54444.

6285: Radio Alice. In QSO with Marconi, talk in Dutch, country music @ 1627. Strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6290: Radio Borderhunter. Dance music @ 0835, fair-good signal, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6299: Magic AM. Donna Summer "Macarthur Park" @ 0900, IDs in English, Dutch and German. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Underground. Greeting listeners @ 1620, giving out hotline number. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Continental. Polka @ 0926, ID and talk in Dutch. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6310: Radio Witte Reus. "Don't Call My Name" @ 1045. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6325: Trans Europe Radio. Using his old 25W transmitter, fair signal @ 1418. SINPO 34333.

6382: Unid. Relay of MW station Radio Seagull, country version of "Last Train to Clarksville" @ 0953. SINPO 54444.

6401: Elvis AM. ID and giving out email address @ 0920, 10cc "Dreadlock Holiday," some ute noise. SINPO 33333.

6485: Premier Radio Int. David Bowie "Jean Genie" @ 0945, then ID. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" @ 1140, then ID and giving out email address. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Hot Chocolate "Put Your Love in Me" @ 1125. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sat Oct 8

3905: Skyline International Radio. ID and sending out greetings, Tom Petty track @ 1950, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Maggie Reilly song @ 0845. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6095: KBC (via Wertachtal?). Back on shortwave, sign on @ 0900, Emperor Rosko with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." SINPO 55444.

6219: Radio Royal. Dutch music @ 1600, ID and greetings 1614. Good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6240: Radio Caroline Int. Very weak signal, just detect music on peaks @ 2005, utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

6280: Radio Merlin Int. Neil Diamond "Beautiful Noise" @ 1945. Switched briefly to 6305 but more QRM so switched back. SINPO 44433.

6285: Radio Merlin Int. The Hoosiers "Goodbye Mr A" @ 1810. Good signal. SINPO 44433.

6285: Radio Alice. Country music @ 1415, ID and greetings. SINPO 44333.

6295: Radio Monte Carlo. Bangles "Manic Monday" @ 1540, ID, fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6303: Radio Powerliner. ID and greeting listeners, polka @ 2115. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Fox 48. Polka @ 1618, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Marconi. Rolling Stones @ 1318, fair signal. SINPO 34333. Also heard on 6300 @ 1421, SINPO 44333.

6305: Radio Tropiq. IDs and music, weak-fair signal @ 1700 but quite noisy. SINPO 24332.

6400: Radio Low Power. Dead Kennedys "Holiday in Cambodia" @ 1325, fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

6420: Radio Black Bandit. "18 Yellow Roses" @ 2010, usual strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6485: Premier Radio Int. "Walking Back to Happiness" @ 1938, ID and giving out email address, then 60s guitar instrumental. SINPO 44433.

6550: Radio Rising Sun. Eric Clapton "Wonderful Tonight" @ 1505. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6930: Irish Music Radio. Thin Lizzy "Don't Believe A Word" @ 1515, good signal but occasional bursts of strong utility QRM. SINPO 43333.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Roxy Music "Same Old Thing" @ 0835. SINPO 44433.

7520: Trans Europe Radio. Jean Michelle Jarre "Oxygene" @ 1710, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Fri Oct 7

3905: Radio Zodiac. Lady Ga Ga @ 2020, ID, then Bob Marley. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Al Stewart "The Running Man" @ 20205. Good signal. SINP 44444.

6220: Misti Radio. Signing off @ 1558. Weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6279: Unid. Dance music @ 1608, het from Family Radio on 6280. SINPO 33333.

6290: Radio Fox 48. Back again, dance music @ 1725. Fair signal, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6300: Radio Fox 48. Rock n roll @ 1603, weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332.

6305: Radio Monte Carlo. Kim Wilde song, ID, then instrumental music. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio FSM. ID then The Hives @ 1810. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6325: Trans Europe Radio. Men At Work "Down Under" @ 1645, testing old 25W transmitter. SINPO 34333. He then switched to his more power transmitters - SINPO 44333.

6420: Black Bandit Radio. Rock n roll @ 2036, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

6485: Premier Radio Int. Chris Rea "The Road to Hell" @ 2030, good-strong signal but audio a bit distorted. SINPO 44433.

6920: Trans Europe Radio. Moved from 6325 @ 1702, "Rosanna." Co-channel ute QRM. SINPO 43333. Then went to 6955 @ 1706. SINPO 54444.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson show. "Shakin' All Over" @ 1635. Good-strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Thurs Oct 6

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Stewart Ross show. "Sunshine Reggae" @ 1945, then Falco song. SINPO 44433.

6207: Radio Spaceshuttle. Music and IDs heard @ 1750. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.

6290: Radio Skywire. Dutch songs @ 1730, fair signal, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

6295: Delta Radio. The Stranglers "No Mercy" @ 1525, fair signal, ID jingles. Operator came on @ 1556 thanking listeners for reports, said using 20W. SINPO 34333.

6424: Radio FSM. Rock music @ 1755, good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Natural Selection "Do Anything" @ 1605. Strong signal but a bit of utility splash. SINPO 54444.

12805: Radio Spaceshuttle. Moved from 6207, weak signal with fair peaks @ 1800. SINPO 24332.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Wed Oct 5

4015: Laser Hot Hits. The Eagles "Long Road out of Eden" @ 1958, then Squeeze "Cool for Cats." SINPO 54444.

6299: Wizard Radio. QSO with Zeewolf @ 1704, greeting listeners, talking in Dutch and English. Strong signal with good audio. SINPO 54444.

6300: Radio Zeewolf. QSO with Wizard, talk about reception @ 1656. Good signal. SINPO 44333.

6308: Radio Powerliner. Instrumental music @ 1900, said was signing off, using 7 watts. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6423: Radio Rosso. "Running Against the Wind" @ 1715, ID. Good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6920: Trans Europe Radio. Bronski Beat "So Cold the Night" @ 1718, ID and greetings. Good signal with strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews show. Pink Floyd track @ 1730, strong signal. SINPO 54444.

KBC returns to shortwave on Saturday

The website of Dutch-based KBC Radio states that the tests on mediumwave 531 kHz from Burg, Germany will stop on Friday 7 October. Until then, the tests are at 1500-1800 UTC.

As previously reported, KBC Radio will start testing on 6095 kHz shortwave on Saturday 8 October. The tests will be each Sat & Sun at 0900-1600 UTC. The schedule of programmes is on this page.

(via Radio Netherlands Media Network)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tues Oct 4

4015: Laser Hot Hits. Go West "Goodbye Girl" @ 2145, reading email from listener in Channel Islands. SINPO 44333.

6205: Radio Spaceshuttle. Dance music @ 1705, then ID, weak signal but improving. SINPO 24332.

6295: Free Radio Victoria. The Clash @ 1940, ID and greetings, then Santana "She's Not There." Good with strong peaks, some fading. SINPO 44433.

6298: Radio Altrex. Barrel organ music @ 1712. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.

6305: Radio Zeewolf. ID, dance music @ 1650. Blasted out by stronger station co-channel 1653 which was on until 1704. SINPO 34333.

6325: Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Dance music and jingles @ 1735, weak and noisy signal. SINPO 24332.

6375: Wizard Radio. Report to Zeewolf @ 1719, also mentioning the change in the weather. Good signal with strong peaks, using 35W. SINPO 44433.

6970: Laser Hot Hits. Tony James show. Al Stewart "Roads to Moscow" @ 1545. Fair-good signal. SINPO 34333.

Wizard's medium wave pirate review

Wizard Radio writes on the AM Forum: "The very latest MW Pirate Review is now available to download. This is the third instalment of the mp3 download and contains lots more recordings of Dutch pirate stations made here in England.

There are around 50 different stations on this latest review, many of them different from the pirates heard on the first two reviews. There are stations with just a few watts of power and stations with several kilowatts, from all parts of the Netherlands.

Please click here http://download1488.mediafire.com/cnm1cuotiogg/2t6zj9cjov0vx35/MW+Pirate+Review+3.mp3 to download the October review, which contains recordings made during September.

For anybody who missed the first reviews, you can dowload August's instalment here http://download846.mediafire.com/uye5ovvhq6eg/k0z611yv9ryed8r/MW+Pirate+Review+1.mp3 and September here http://download940.mediafire.com/7ojwd5ssod2g/54i3exvewlpe3e0/MW+Pirate+Review+2.mp3.

Comments can be left on the AM Forum at: http://www.am-forum.nl/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15915

(via AM Forum)

Monday, October 03, 2011

Mon Oct 3

4015: Laser Hot Hits. 2040. "Sweet Harmony", fair-good signal, fading. SINPO 44433.

6220: Misti Radio. 1558.  Polka, ID, greetings and sign off at 1600. SINPO 34333.

6295: Unid. 1645. The Police "Every Breath You Take." S9+10dB signal. SINPO 54444. 

6325: Radio Fox 48. 1700. Polka music, weak-fair signal. SINPO 24332. 

6970: Laser Hot Hits. 1605. Mike Andrews show, jingles. Exile "Kiss You All Over." Good signal, some fading. SINPO 44433.