Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pirate broadcast of Sudwestrundfunk

SWR stopped broadcasts on 7265 kHz eight years ago but recently the station has been heard again on 7265 kHz.

Manuel Méndez of Lugo, Spain reports via the DX Listening Digest Yahoo group: "About the German station Südwestrundfunk SWR now on 7265 kHz Short Wave, that I picked it up 25th of November, this station has been out of the air since 2004 in this frequency. I send an e-mail in English to the Station to see if they confirm the come back to the air on Short Wave and here is the reply in German. Below is the English translation with the aid of Google translate."

Sehr geehrter Herr Méndez,
der SWR betreibt seit 2004 keinen Kurzwellensender mehr. Zudem besitzen wir für diese ehemalige SWR-Frequenz auch keine Lizenz mehr. Momentan wird aber unser SWR3-Programm auf der Frequenz 7265 kHz ohne unsere Erlaubnis unrechtmäßig ausgestrahlt. Die Bundesnetzagentur ist über diesen Umstand bereits informiert und wir prüfen, ob wir rechtliche Schritte gegen Unbekannt ergreifen.
Für weitere Fragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Udo Merzig

Dear Mr. Méndez,
SWR operates since 2004 no more with the short-wave transmitter. In addition, we have this former SWR frequency without license. Currently, however, our SWR3 program is broadcast illegally on the 7265 kHz frequency without our permission. The German Federal Network Agency has been informed of this fact and we check if we can take legal action against the unknown people who are transmitting our program.
 For further questions please contact us.
 Sincerely yours
 Udo Merzig

(via Hard-Core DX mailing list)

Harald Khul adds on the BDXC Yahoo group: "Hamburger Lokalradio is testing on 6190 kHz and 7265 kHz. However, there was a jamming station trying to interfer with these tests. Also the program of Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR4 has been used for deliberate jamming of Hamburger Lokalradio on 6190 kHz and 7265 kHz."

( Via BDXC Yahoo group)


Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,

such SW Radio should be glad that they are on the air again on shortwaves!
Signal here at such day was really good on such QRG.


Anonymous said...

It is a b it stupid from that shortwave radio listener to have noticed that to these official german stations ...
But that pirate station is also a bit stupid to relay them ...

Anonymous said...

Yes, and I guess some "Dxers" even wrote in to SWR asking for a QSL

Anonymous said...

A bit stupid? The listeners are more dangerous than the PTT in this days.