Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The end of the Irish pirate era 25 years ago

The introduction of the Irish wireless and telegraphy act 25 years ago brought to an end the free-for-all on the Irish radio spectrum.

Radiotoday.ie marks the occasion with an article called "The day the music died" which includes a RTE news report from the time (including footage of raids on Nova and Sunshine) and several press cuttings.

The article begins: "A number of pirate radio stations closed 25 years ago today (Dec 30) and tomorrow, including WABC in Donegal and Sunshine in Dublin as the new broadcasting wireless and telegraphy act was introduced. The super pirates KISS, Q102, Radio Dublin, Sunshine Radio, Radio West, ABC, Coast 103 and more were silenced as the then Minister for Communications Ray Burke introduced new legislation aimed at suppressing the stations."

The 1980s saw Irish pirate stations take over the FM, medium wave and shortwave bands. A far cry from the situation today where there are only a handful still active. The only pirate from Ireland still on shortwave is Premier Radio, which can be heard regularly on 6910 kHz.

To read the article go to:

There's a lot more about the 1980s Irish pirates at: irishpirates.com

FRS Holland programme this Sunday

On Sunday, the 5th of January, from 9 to 14 UTC, Channel 292 will relay a program of FRSH, Free Radio Service Holland, on 6070 kHz.

They will be glad to get your reports, address can be found here: http://frsholland.net/  

This broadcast still will be over the old transmitter; there is still work to be done on the new one. And if you always were curious, what might have been the origin of the strange name "Channel 292", now you can find the solution on our homepage http://www.channel292.de/

Till then! Radio Channel 292

Radio Nord AM on shortwave

Dear friends!

We hope you could enjoy some nice Christmas holidays and are now ready
to start into the new year 2014. To make this switch a little bit more
smooth for you, we will bring you some nice tunes and a little bit of
chatter (in German only, luckily) on shortwave to celebrate the new
year. If you like to tune in, please do so:

1500-1600 UTC: 3985 kHz, 6005 kHz
1830-1930 UTC: 3985 kHz

The show will be repeated on the next day:
1100-1200 UTC: 7310 kHz

If you would like to tune in online, please try one of these livestreams:
http://broadcast.funkhaus.info/radio700-kw1.m3u (6005 / 7310)
http://broadcast.funkhaus.info/radio700-kw2.m3u (3985)
...or see our site on Facebook for more info:

We would love to hear from you! Your reception reports will be confirmed
with a new QSL card. Please send your reports to nordam @
shortwaveservice.com and don't forget to tell us if you'd like a printed
or electronic QSL card. Please note that listeners who hear us using a
livestream will receive an electronic QSL consequently.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All the best and happy listening,

Torben & Daniel

P.S: These transmissions are made possible thanks to RADIO 700. Please
see www.shortwaveservice.com for more info.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pirate radio stations caused chaos for emergency services in Ireland

The Irish Independent newspaper reports:
Pirate radio and TV stations were causing chaos in 1983 for communications systems within the Irish emergency and transport services.

Confidential documents, released from the state archives, showed the government was determined to increase fines to clamp down on the soaring number of pirate stations.
One memo, dated April 23, warned: "Illegal radio stations have caused serious interference to authorised services in this country.

"Formal complaints have been received regarding harmful interference caused by unlicensed stations here to authorised broadcasting stations overseas.

Interference has also been caused to airport fire services, taxiing aircraft and aircraft immediately after take-off, to ambulance and garda radio networks and to radio and television reception."

In a separate memo to Posts and Telegraphs Minister Jim Mitchell, a civil servant warned that there were now 50 illegal radio stations operating in Ireland.
Such was the level of interference that emergency services were being impacted.

Of even greater concern, Dublin Airport had reported a total of 22 incidents in 1982 where radio frequency interference was recorded.


(via Mike Terry, Anoraks UK Yahoo group)

Sun Dec 29

4029 1753 Laser Hot Hits. DB Boulevard "Another Point of View." SINPO 44433.
5800 0950 FRS Holland. Motors "Airport", //7685. SINPO 24332.
6045 1005 Shortwave Rock via Nauen. ID, Alan Parsons Project. SINPO 55544.
6070 1034 FRSH via Channel 292. Peter Verbruggen reading reception reports, not //5800, 7685. SINPO 44433.
6201 0934 Radio Sunflower. Status Quo "Whatever You Want," SINPO 34333.
6205 0940 Radio King SW. Jingle ID, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6210 1419 Time Radio. Madness "Baggy Trousers," ID jingle.  SINPO 44333.
6270 1402 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs, ID. SINPO 34333.
6300 1026 Radio Ronalisa. ID, oldies. SINPO 24332.
6305 1740 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, IDs. SINPO 44333.
6380 0929 Radio Altrex. "My Heart Beats Like A Drum," cow noises. SINPO 34333.
6450 0923 Radio Lowland. "Do It Again," then off. SINPO 34333.
6450 1044 Radio Ronalisa. Move from 6300. Bellamy Brothers "Let Your Love Flow." SINPO 34333.
6799 1039 Radio Pink Panther. Rock mx. SINPO 44433.
6940 1352 Trans Europe Radio. Yazoo "Only You," Talk Talk "It's My Life." SINPO 44433.
6970 1429 Radio Pluto. Talk, weak signal. SINPO 24332.
7400 1347 Radio Ronalisa. Instr mx. SINPO 34333.
7490 1017 VOTN/RECH. Rod Stewart "Young Hearts", test ahead of annual NY Eve px. SINPO 55444.
7685 0947 FRSH. Motors "Airport," Christmas greetings. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sat Dec 28

4029 1803 Laser Hot Hits. "Don't Worry About A Thing." SINPO 44333.
6205 0950 Radio King SW. Prog rock. SINPO 34333.
6210 1556 Radio Flying Dutchman. Instr mx, greetings, ID. SINPO 44433.
6255 0920 Radio Merlin Int. Slade "Merry Christmas Everyone", then "You to me Are Everything." SINPO 34333.
6270 1551 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 44333.
6275 1516 Radio Telstar. Queen "Another One Bites the Dust," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6280 1535 Radio Telstar. Move from 6275. Huey Lewis & The News. SINPO 54444.
6280 1545 Radio Pluto. QSO with Telstar, "House of the Rising Sun." SINPO 34333.
6285 1001 Radio Goudenster. Dutch song, greeting Radio Casablanca, ID/contact details. SINPO 34333.
6289 1453 Magic AM. Ozzy Osborne "I'm Just a Dreamer," Bruce Springsteen "Born to Run," IDs, audio slightly distorted. SINPO 54444.
6306 1443 Radio Malibu. Greeting Gino, polka. SINPO 44433.
6326 1530 Blueman Radio. "Let's Talk About Sex." SINPO 44433.
6450 1522 Radio Zeewolf. "Black is Black," SINPO 34333.
6747 0955 Radio Pink Panther. Leo Sayer "When I Need You," ID jingle, "
Bee Gees "You Should Be Dancing." SINPO 44433.
6940 1006 Radio Coax. ID, oldies. SINPO 24332.
9510 0930 European Music Radio v IRRS. Flock of Seagulls "Wishing I Picture of You," greeting listeners, said been on air since 1976. SINPO 55544.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thurs Dec 26

3930 1615 Sluwe Vos Radio. Sting "Englishman in New York." SINPO 34333.
4029 1625 Laser Hot Hits. RTTY QRM on 4030. Bee Gees song. SINPO 43433.
5800 1610 Tower Radio. Moved from 5825. ID jingle, Band Aid, some sort of utility noise. SINPO 53443.
5825 1004 Tower Radio. "I Want to Wish You Merry Christmas," jingle ID, Dutch song. SINPO 54444.
6210 0935 Tip & Elvis Show. Icehouse "Hey Little Girl," ID, greetings. Very strong signal. SINPO 55444.
6235 1027 Radio Rode Adelaar. ID, Dutch music. SINPO 34333.
6240 0930 Radio Omejan. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6242 1035 Radio Telstar. Instr mx, ID., Dexys Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen." SINPO 44433.
6242 1150 Radio Karbiet. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6250 0945 Radio Casanova. Boney M "Mary's Boy Child," ID. SINPO 44433.
6255 0940 Radio Merlin Int. Ultravox "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes", SINPO 33333.
6265 1121 Unid. Relay of Artem's World Music show. SINPO 54444.
6266 1419 Radio Jingle Bells. ID, "Little Red Rooster," SSTV. SINPO 34333.
6275 1127 Radio Digital. Suzi Quatro, then David Bowie "Space Oddity." SINPO 44433.
6285 0951 Radio Focus Int. Steppenwolf then The Tokens, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6290 1404 Radio Goudenster. Chris Rea "Driving Home for Christmas." SINPO 34333.
6291 1601 Odynn Radio. Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen," Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting." SINPO 44333.
6305 1000 Radio Marabu. Rock. SINPO 44433.
6310 1414 Radio Telstar South. The Searchers "Every Time You Walk into the Room.," talk about The Searchers. 44433.
6318 1142 WNKR. Rock mx. SINPO 34333.
6325 0925 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6325 1345 Radio Quintus. Polka, instr mx, RTTY QRM. SINPO 53433.
6380 0905 SWCH. ID, Artem's World Music show. SINPO 34333.
6450 0900 Radio Trans Universe. Abba "Supertrouper." SINPO 44433.
6450 1147 Radio Ronalisa. "Free Electric Band." SINPO 44433.
6747 1113 Pink Panther Radio. Move from 6796. "Do They Know It's Christmas." SINPO 45444.
6796 1018 Pink Panther Radio. Shakin Stevens "Merry Christmas Everyone," utility QRM. SINPO 42442.
6808 0855 Sundown Radio. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6922 1448 Radio Mistero Ghost Planet. ID, greetings, "In the Summertime." SINPO 34333.
6932 1500 RMGP. Move from 6922 to avoid utility QRM. SINPO 34333.
7300 1012 U Boat 66 Radio. Jazz music. SINPO 44433.
7510 1335 Trans Europe Radio. Blondie "Maria", Jonah Lewie "Stop the Cavalry," signing off. SINPO 55444.
14600L 1023 Baltic Sea Radio. ID/email jingle, music (Finnish?). SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

4029 1642 Laser Hot Hits. Two from Human League "Mirror Man" and "Keep Feeling Fascination." SINPO 44433.
6200 0925 Radio Action. Instr mx, ID, Dutch music. SINPO 34333.
6210 0939 Radio Luxemburg. Instr mx, strong. SINPO 54444.
6225 1134 WNKR. Eddy & Hot Rods "Do Anything You Wanna Do." SINPO 34333.
6240 1021 RKNW. Andy Walker px. Oldies but difficult to hear, splash 6245. SINPO 23332.
6245 0930 Radio Ronex. Jingle ID/email, "I Want to be With You." SINPO 44433.
6255 0934 Radio Merlin Int. Procul Harem "Night in White Satin," ID. SINPO 34333.
6265 1011 Radio Experience. "Without You" Nillson. SINPO 34333.
6285 1000 Radio Focus Int. "Spanish Harlem," ID. SINPO 34333.
6295 0944 Radio Mistletoe. Queen "Thank God It's Christmas," SINPO 54444.
6298 1555 Magic AM. The Sweet "Light in Your Eye." SINPO 54444.
6295 1120 Radio Verona. IDs, Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6305 1005 Radio Marabu. Talk in German, song by The Killers. SINPO 34333.
6375 0919 Radio Speedwing. ID, instr mx. SINPO 34333.
6910 0952 Premier Radio. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, greeting DX Helli, ute splash. SINPO 33333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all stations and DXers. Thanks for the many hours of listening pleasure during 2013.

Tues Dec 24

4029 1636 Laser Hot Hits. Stewart Ross show. Splitz Ends "I've Got You." SINPO 44433.
6200 0915 Crazy Wave Radio. German pop, ID, //7480. SINPO 44333.
6245 1225 CWR. Moved from 6200. ID, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6255 0938 Radio Merlin Int. Jackie Frost show. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6265 1210 Telstar Radio. "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Walk Like An Egyptian." SINPO 44433.
6265 1642 Radio Tango Italia. ID, Italian national anthem. SINPO 34333.
6285 0930 Radio Focus Int. "Spanish Harlem," ID jingle. Good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6290 1524 Radio Ronex. Christmas mx. SINPO 34333.
6296 1512 Odynn Radio. Pirates for Peace announcement, rock mx, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6298 1241 Magic AM. "Jingle Bells", "That's the Way," for Dr Tim. SINPO 54444.
6305 0945 Radio Marabu. The Killers song. SINPO 44433.
6325 1234 Radio Ronex. ID, "Apache," "White Christmas."  SINPO 44433.
6380 1230 Radio Altrex (tent). Instr and Dutch mx. SINPO 34333.
6920 1458 Trans Europe Radio. Blondie "Maria." SINPO 54444.
6930 1501 Trans Europe Radio. Moved to avoid utility QRM. Eurythmics "Here Comes the Rain." SINPO 54444.
7480 0918 Crazy Wave Radio. German pop, ID, greetings. //6200. SINPO 45444.
7705 1517 Sluwe Vos Radio. 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday," ID jingle. Antenna back up after blown down. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, December 23, 2013

RKNW on shortwave

British medium wave pirate RKNW plans to take to  the airwaves on shortwave on Christmas Day. On its website it announces it will be using 6240 kHz plus a second relay from Germany.

Regular free radio listeners will recognise the names of the presenters: Andy Walker, Chris Ise, Jackie Frost, Stewart Ross and Andy Peters.

There will also be a selection of classic 'radio comedy' shows.

The station is normally heard on 1521 kHz on Sundays broadcasting to south west London.

Email address is rknw1521am@gmail.com

For more information visit: http://rknw1521am.webs.com

Mon Dec 23

3935 2307 Crazy Wave Radio. Sex Pistols song, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
4029 1818 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott px. "Love is Like Oxygen" then Neil from The Young Ones "Hole in My Shoe." Strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sat Dec 21

4026 1732 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott px. "First Cut is the Deepest." SINPO 34333.
5800 1715 Tower Radio. Jonah Lewie "Stop the Cavalry." SINPO 34333.
6215 0910 Radio King Shortwave. Soft rock, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6265 1721 Radio Tango Italia. Multi-lingual IDs, tango mx. SINPO 44433.
6305 0900 Radio Omejan. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6305 1655 Tip & Elvis Show. "Listen to the Music," "Rock Me Amadeus". SINPO 54444.
6735 0929 Cool AM. ID jingles, Propaganda song. SINPO 44433.
6910 1700 Premier Radio. Boney M "Daddy Cool," Kylie "Santa Baby." SINPO 34333.
6950 0920 Radio Coax. Oldies, ID. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas greetings

Thanks to everyone who has sent festive greetings so far. You can see the ones received so far at: http://www.freewebs.com/ukdxer/apps/photos/

Monday, December 16, 2013

Oliebollenbakkers QSL

QSL received for reception on Friday December 13, 1625 kHz. Many thanks.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sun Dec 15

4026  1710 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart px. Steps, then Jim Reeves "Silver Bells," strong but sounds like carrier underneath. SINPO 54444.
6045 0944 EMR via Nauen. Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart," then Feeder, also on 9480. SINPO 55555.
6205 1030 Radio Tina. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6207 1630 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Talk about democracy, "You Don't Own Me." SINPO 54444.
6215 1017 Radio King SW. Lotus Eaters "First Picture of You." SINPO 44433.
6240 0930 Radio Technical Man. Electro mx, white noise jamming. SINPO 53443.
6255 1110 Radio Merlin Int. Rock mx. SINPO 34333.
6255 1637 Radio Telstar South. Recordings of RNI. SINPO 54444.
6265 0933 Radio Devalon. "Rock n Roll Christmas," blocked by jammer 6265, 0934. SINPO 34333.
6285 0936 Radio Devalon. Moved to avoid jammer. Jammer followed, Devalon forced to close.
6285 1645 Radio Underground. "Going Down to Liverpool," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6291 0939 Radio Norton. Also jammed, by carrier on 6290. Dutch mx. SINPO 42332.
6305 1113 Radio Technical Man. IDs, pop, white noise jamming. SINPO 53443.
6450 0922 Radio Universe. "Keep on Running," "Train to Memphis." SINPO 54444.
6450 1100 Radio Poema. ID, greetings, country mx. SINPO 44333.
6450 1116 NMD Radio. QSO with Poema, ID jingle, electro mx. SINPO 44433.
6796 1105 Pink Panther Radio. ID, greetings, Golden Earring. SINPO 54444.
6910 0919 Premier Radio. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day," splash from utility on 6905 (real one this time, not a jammer). SINPO 43433.
6930 1718 U Boat 66 Radio. Bob Marley "Jamming." SINPO 54444.
7490 0915 Radio East Coast Holland. Move from 7495. "Radar Love." SINPO 54444.
7495 0914 RECH. Alice Cooper "School's Out," then white noise jamming. SINPO 54444.
9480 0948 EMR via MV Baltic. Feeder, Talk Talk. SINPO 55544.
9480 1000 Radio Geronimo SW v MVB. Stewart Ross px. "Spaceman." SINPO 55544.
11401 0955 Radio Waves Int. Country mx. SINPO 3433.
18980L 1055 Baltic Sea Radio. ID jingle, German song. SINPO 45444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sat Dec 14

A new disturbing development .... someone has decided to jam stations either by use of white noise or switching a strong carrier on 1kHz away to create a strong het. Why? So much for Christmas spirit! 

3905 2120 Radio Alice. Bee Gees "Massachusetts," ID jingle. SINPO 44333.
4026 0942 Laser Hot Hits. 80s music. Fair. SINPO 34333.
4026 1722 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Norris with a live show. Greetings to Laser crew, dance mx. SINPO 54444.
6200 1630 Radio Technical Man. Dance mx, QRM legal stations 6200/6195. SINPO 53443.
6210 1548 Radio Tina. "Pump Up The Jam." SINPO 54444.
6215 0953 Radio King SW. "In the Year 2525", good signal but occasionally completely covered by utility QRM (or deliberate jamming). SINPO 44433.
6215 1623 Carmen Radio. ID jingle, ambient music, some splash from utility 6220. SINPO 53433.
6240 1601 Radio Saturnus. Rock mx, jammed. SINPO 52442.
6255 1616 Radio Casanova. "Love Goes Where My Rosemary Goes," ID. SINPO 54444.
6255 1705 Radio Merlin Int. Rock mx, some splash from 6260, strong peaks. SINPO 43433.
6265 1642 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6280 1715 Radio Tango Italia. Move from 6265. SINPO 34333.
6290 1544 Radio Odynn. The Doors "Riders of the Storm", then jammer came alongside. SINPO 44433.
6294 1639 Radio Mustang. Rock mx, splash 6306. SINPO 53443.
6305 1015 Radio Altrex. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6305 1524 Radio Tidalwave. ID, Simple Minds, jammed. SINPO 52442.
6306 1633 Radio Groenteboertje. Dance mx. SINPO 55444.
6324 1548 Radio Underground. Artem's World Music. Jammed. SINPO 52442.
6450 1523 Radio Lowland. ID, "Driver Street", off. SINPO 44433.
6796 0922 Radio Mistero Ghost Planet. ID, music then covered by utility QRM. SINPO 24332.
6930U 1540 Over 60 Degree Radio. Artem's World Music px. SINPO 34433.
6950 0928 Radio Coax. Bee Gees "Tragedy," ID, greetings, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6975 1020 Radio Ronalisa. Instr mx, dance mx. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fri Dec 13

3910 2317 Skyline International Radio. Johnny Cash. Fair signal. SINPO 34333.
4026 2330 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx. Weak. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wed Dec 11

4026 2310 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show. Sheila B Devotion "Singing in the Rain", Anneka "Japanese Boy," talk about reception conditions, plug for Iann's pirate chat. SINPO 44433. (via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tues Dec 10

4026 2150 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence px. Nik Kershaw and Erasure songs. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Monday, December 09, 2013

Radio Karbiet QSL

This QSL was for reception in April. I sent a follow-up at the weekend and received a QSL by return. Many thanks. You can hear a clip of Karbiet on the recordings panel on the right.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Sun Dec 8

4026 0912 Laser Hot Hits. Stewart Ross px. Pat Benatar "Love is a Battlefield." SINPO 54444.
4026 1703 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Norris with a live show. Greetings, Slade. SINPO 54444.
5995 0904 RFB. Kraftwerk "Tour de France," ID, address. SINPO 54444.
6140 1014 Radio Scotland Int. "You Should Be Dancing," greetings. SINPO 54444.
6190 0929 MV Baltic Radio. ID in EG & GM, tourist info in EG. SINPO 55544.
6215 0830 Radio King SW. Soft rock. SINPO 44433.
6240 1011 Radio Saturnus. Blues rock. SINPO 44333.
6255 1607 Radio Telstar South. Simon & Garfunkel "The Boxer." SINPO 54444.
6286 0820 Radio Focus Int. Dexys Midnight Runners song. SINPO 54444.
6305 0920 Bogusman. Talk about putting clocks back, Au Pairs "Diet." SINPO 54444.
6306 1633 Radio Verona. Instr mx, ID and off, ute QRM. SINPO 43333.
6325 1645 Radio Groenteboertje. Dance music, talk in Dutch, very strong. SINPO 54444.
6375 1625 Radio Mustang. CCR "Who'll Stop the Rain," ID. SINPO 54444.
6390 1103 Radio Altrex. Madonna "Like a Prayer." SINPO 34333.
6395 1001 Radio Scotland Int. Said closing to avoid causing QRM to Pluto on 6400. SINPO 54444.
6400 1002 Radio Pluto. "I Was Made for Loving You." SINPO 34333.
6450 1612 Radio Lowland. "Silence is Golden," utility QRM. SINPO 43333.
6796 1620 Radio Pink Panther. Band Aid "Do they KNow It's Christmas", some SSB QRM. SINPO 43333.
6808 1006 Sundown Radio. Greeting listeners, instr mx. SINPO 54444.
6910 0945 Premier Radio Int. Europe "The Final Countdown", strong utility splash from 6905. SINPO 24332.
6915 0948 Premier Radio Int. Moved from 6910, "Fairytale of New York," some SSB QRM. SINPO 3333.
6975 0953 Radio Ronalisa. ID jingle, country mx. SINPO 44433.
7310 0941 Radio Atlantic 2000 v Radio 700. Talk in FR, Suzy Quatro "If You Can't Give Me Love." SINPO 55555.
7310 1050 FRS Holland v R700. The Beatles "We can work it Out," Capital Cities "Safe & Sound." SINPO 54444.
7480 0909 Crazy Wave Radio. Short test, German song. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Some medium wave DX

Here's a few stations I heard at home in the west of England using a Degen 1103 portable with Tecsun AN-200 loop:

1611 1945 Radio Calipso. Dutch songs, ID, greetings, polka. SINPO 44433.
1620 2013 Radio Twentana. Dutch music. SINPO 24332.
1629 2019 Radio Al Capone. Polka, "Safety Dance." SINPO 34333.
1648 2002 Radio Casablanca. Dutch mx. ID. SINPO 34333.
1654 2053 Radio Kristel. Rammstein, then polka, ID. SINPO 34333.

Sat Dec 7

4026 1015 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew px. 80s soul & funk. SINPO 44333.
4026 1627 Laser Hot Hits. The signal strength varies a lot during the day. At this time S9+20dB on Twente SDR. Erasure "Chorus." SINPO 54444.
6210 1525 Radio Luxemburg. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6215 0955 Radio King SW. Soft rock. Audio sounding a lot better. SINPO 44433.
6240 1515 Radio Flying Dutchman. ID, said closing soon, "Pretty Woman," Roy Orbison. SINPO 54444.
6265 0941 Radio Nora. ID, instr mx, "Guitar Ma." SINPO 54444.
6265 1533 Supersound Radio. ID jingles, Deep Purple "Black Nights." SINPO 44433.
6280 1540 Radio Tjakka. Lots of greetings to listeners, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6286 1003 Radio Focus Int. Boston "More than a Feeling," Ryan Adams song. SINPO 54444.
6291 1554 Radio Norton. ID, Dutch mx. SINPO 34333.
6305 0905 Radio Pluto. Talking Heads "Psycho Killer", ID. SINPO 44433.
6306 0936 Radio Verona. On after Pluto cd. Dutch mx, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6324 1520 Radio Malibu. Dutch mx. SINPO 44433.
6375 1545 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. ID jingle, techno mx. SINPO 44433.
6720 1600 Cool AM. Weak signal, beginning to fade. SINPO 24332.
6940 0922 Radio Coax. ID, greetings, dance mx. SINPO 34333.
7775 1605 Tower Radio. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, December 06, 2013

Fri Dec 6

3905 2135 Skyline Radio Int. ID, greets, "Capt Scarlett," "Forever Young." Good peaks. SINPO 34333.
4026 2145 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx, weak. SINPO 24332.
6205 2150 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

FRS Holland on 41 metres this Sunday

Next Sunday, December 8th, FRS-Holland will conduct a test broadcast on 7310 kHz/ 41 metres.
The test will last for two hours between 10:00-12:00 UTC/ 11:00- 13:00 CET. We are understandably curious what reception is like in your particular area. Therefore we do hope as many listeners as possible will be tuning our way and send a reception report, either via e-mail or snail mail. Correct reception reports will be verified with our station QSL. You can truly help us by sending in your reception report!

Our next full broadcast will be over the Holiday Season: on Sunday December 29th FRS-Holland will continue a long time tradition, ringing out 2013. It was in the early 1980s that we started with December Xmas broadcasts. Only very few times in the past 33 years, FRS was absent in December.
In the past years we have seen a  decline in the number of listeners willing to participate in our Seasonal broadcast.

We call on you as a faithful FRS friend and listener to take part this year…
We’d like to invite you- the listener-  to participate. Forward your very own personal Season's Greetings to the Free Radio Service Holland and we will make sure it'll be read out during our broadcast. You can dedicate your greetings to friends etc. but you can also make a 'general' New Year’s  greeting.

It can be written or taped (cassette, CD, MD or MP3 file), it’s up to you! Send your message to P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands or do it the ‘quick and easy ‘way by sending an e-mail to <frs@frsholland.nl >. 

On December 29th FRSH will be on 7600//5800 kHz & 6070 kHz for at least 5 hours.

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

QSL from Shortwave Rock

Many thanks!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

First Dutch pirate fined under new policy

The first FM pirate raided under the new Telecom Agency policy, has been fined . 'Club AA' from Gramsbergen  was fined nearly € 10,000, reported the pirate site etherpiraten.com
Since 1 November the pirate no longer gets a warning. And so a pirate who is raided can expect a letter after a few weeks .
In a recent judgment, the court endorsed the new policy of Telecom Agency, so the chances of success for a pirate when challenging his fine is not very good.

Until a year and a half ago the popular pirate frequencies 97.0 and 94.5 MHz from the north eastern provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe had almost permanently ( 7 days a week , 24 hours a day) extremely powerful pirates on air, with huge heavy transmitters and towers which caused serious interference to the reception of legal Dutch and German stations.Powerful Twente pirates with high masts which used a frequency 97.0, meant the reception of the 3FM station Lopik ( 96.8 ) and that of Radio NL Zwolle ( 97.2 ) and the broadcast station in the German Nordhorn Deutschland, Radio Kultur on 97.1 were made ​​completely unusable .

 Now it has become clear that Radiocommunications Agency is serious this time it is virtually silent on the pirate front. Pirates teams with powerful FM transmitters and high masts, which until recently were on air,  are nowhere to be seen.
If there a fixed transmitter, then the (minimal ) fine is € 2,500. When using mobile transmission equipment ( eg a mobile phone mast) the basic fine is € 5,000 .
 The maximum fine that a pirate can get is € 45,000 .In the case of Club AA Gramsbergen  the calculation of the fine was  € 9,928. This pirate was raided on Saturday, November 9, so after the new policy Telecom Agency. Two and a half weeks later the letter with intention to impose the penalty was sent .

(Radio.nl translated into English by Google Translate)

Read the original in Dutch at http://radio.nl/785146/eerste-piratenboete-onder-nieuwe-beleid-bekend

See also: http://shortwavedx.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/dutch-telecom-agency-to-get-tough-with.html

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Tues Dec 3

4026 2143 Laser Hot Hits. Reading from report Canada, current pop. SINPO 34333.
6285 2150 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, strong peaks.  SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mon Dec 2

4026 2015 Laser Hot Hits. Only a weak signal, music just audible but not loud enough to identify. SINPO 24332. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sat Nov 30

4026 1745 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart px. Peter Kent "Real Good Feeling," talk about weather. SINPO 54444.
6215 1000 Radio King SW. Oldies, audio still on low side but seems to be  better than last week. SINPO 44433.
6240 0920 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6246 1725 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, jingle ID. SINPO 44333.
6255 1717 Radio Telstar South. The Beatles "I Am the Walrus," Veronica jingles. SINPO 54444.
6270L 1735 Over 60 Degree Radio. Move from 6290. Finnish mx. SINPO 24432.
6290L 1732 Over 60 Degree Radio. Sparks "This Town Ain't Big Enough," splash 6285. SINPO 23432.
6285 0929 Radio Focus Int. Contact details, Billy Idol Dancing With Myself." SINPO 54444.
6305 1709 Radio Mustang. Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone," ID. SINPO 54444.
6796 1011 Pink Panther Radio. Village People "YMCA", SINPO 54444.
6940 0945 Radio Coax. ID, reggae song. SINPO 34333.
7775 0954 Radio Tower. The Cure "Caterpillar," ID, greetings. SINPO 55544.
9510 0939 European Music Radio v IRRS. "Classical Gas", Alice Cooper "Poison," giving out details of future broadcasts, off 0945. SINPO 55555.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thurs Nov 28

4026 2145 Laser Hot Hits. Songs from Uberman and Mercury Rev, ads for FSN News, Offshore Echoes. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tues Nov 26

4026 2052 Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews px. Reading report from Greece, Roger Hodgson song. SINPO 54444.

European Music Radio this Friday night - Saturday Morning

29 Nov 2013 on 7290 kHz from 19:00-19:45 UTC
29 Nov 2013 on 1368kHz from 19:00-19:45 UTC via Challenger Radio in Italy
Repeat Transmission:
30 Nov 2013 on 9510kHz from 09:00-09:45 UTC
27 Dec 2013 on 7290 kHz from 19:00-19:45 UTC
27 Dec 2013 on 1368kHz from 19:00-19:45 UTCvia Challenger Radio in Italy
Repeat Transmission:
28 Dec 2013  on 9510kHz from 09:00-09:45 UTC
All reports to:  studio@emr.org.uk    Thank you! 
All Saturdays and Wednesdays the programs of HLR.
06.00 - 09.00 UTC, program in Spanish, English, German on 7265 KHz
09.00 - 12.00 UTC, program in German on 6190 KHz
12.00 - 16.00 UTC, program in German, Spanish, English on 7265 KHz

Good Listening!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ultra-rare Radio Britannia heard in London

There are not many medium wave pirates operating in the UK, but one that's been going for many years is Radio Britannia from South Yorkshire, in the north of England. Now the station has been logged in London, 175 miles away, on its frequency of 1476 kHz.

It was heard on a Perseus SDR and flag antenna by the DXing et all blog. To hear a clip go to: http://www.swradiorelay.com/

(Source: Mike Barraclough, We Love the Pirate Stations Facebook group)

Sun Nov 24

4026 1610 Laser Hot Hits. Gina G "A Little Bit More." SINPO 44333.
5730 1546 Sluwe Vos Radio. "Some Kind of Wonderful." SINPO 44433.
6045 1040 Shortwave Rock. Rock mx, reading reports. SINPO 54444.
6201 1017 Radio Likedeeler. Talk in German, blues mx. SINPO 44333.
6205 1504 Radio Black Arrow. "Like Diamonds in the Sky." SINPO 54444.
6217 1014 Radio Onda Caliente. Short test. ID, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6235 0925 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6240 1040 Voice of the Netherlands. Rock, asking for QSO, 70W. SINPO 54444.
6242 1523 Radio AC DC. Police "Do Do Do", ID, utilty QRM. SINPO 43333.
6240 1115 Radio Scotland Int. QSO VOTN, Rammstein. SINPO 54444.
6245 0915 Radio Onda Caliente. Oldies, ID, email address. SINPO 34333.
6265 1535 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6266 1032 Radio Telstar. ID, greetings, "Dity Old Man." SINPO 54444.
6285 1518 Radio Tina & Telstar. Schlager, ID. SINPO 34333.
6290 1008 Radio Waves Int. Talking about station's history, country mx (maybe via relay). SINPO 54444.
6300 1100 Bogusman. Talk about fracking, Hawkwind. SINPO 54444.
6305 0909 Radio Sonic. Greetings, oldies, ID. SINPO 44333.
6305 1028 Radio Altrex. ID, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6373 1528 Magic AM. ID, email add, Chic "Le Freak." SINPO 54444.
6796 1551 Radio Pink Panther. Dutch song, SSB QRM. SINPO 53443.
6910 1556 Premier Radio Int. Elvis "A Little Less Conversation," Tony Christie "Amarillo." SINPO 34333.
6975 0937 Radio Ronalisa. "My Bel Ami," "If I Had A Hammer." SINPO 34333.
6975 1509 Mike Radio. Electro mx, jingles, v strong. SINPO 55444.
9480 0930 Radio Gloria v MV Baltic. David Bowie song, then "Why Does the Sun Shine on Me." SINPO 55544.
9480 1003 Radio Geronimo SW v MV Baltic. Stewart Ross px. Earth & Fire "Maybe Tomorrow." SINPO 55544.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sat Nov 23

4026 1714 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence reading entries from guest book, talk about mailing address closing (it closed on Nov 1, only contact via email now). SINPO 54444.
6140 1355 Radio Waves Int v Issouden. Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline," off 1358. SINPO 55544.
6209 1702 Radio Underground. Dutch songs, ID, talk about cold weather. SINPO 54444.
6215 1003 Radio King SW. Oldies, carrier up to S9+10dB but audio low. SINPO 44332.
6215 1411 Radio Twentana. ID, polka. SINPO 34333.
6285 1629 Telstar Radio. New Order "Blue Monday," Depeche Mode "Just Can't Get Enough." SINPO 54444.
6290 0944 Odynn Radio. "Pump Up the Volume," "Silver Machine." SINPO 44433.
6290 1020 Radio Pluto. Report to Odynn. SINPO 34333.
6300 1645 Crazy Wave Radio. Andy Walker px. Free "Wishing Well," John Lennon "Whatever Gets You Through the Night." SINPO 54444.
6305 1400 Radio Verona. BZN, ID, talk in Dutch. SINPO 44333.
6305 1423 Witte Reus Radio. JM Jarre mx. SINPO 44333.
6305 1540 NMD Radio. Dance mx, QSO. SINPO 54444.
6325 1438 Radio Nachtpiraat. "Don't Go," QSO NMD Radio. SINPO 44433.
6325 1554 Radio Baken 16. QSO, Kraftwerk "Radioactivity." SINPO 54444.
6425 1429 Studio 52. Kim Wilde "Cambodia," "Big in Japan," ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
6747 1626 Radio Pioneer. Dutch version of "Please Release Me." SINPO 44433.
6796 0920 Radio Pink Panther. "Boy Named Sue," "Dear John." SINPO 44433.
6910 1620 Premier Radio Int. Tracy Ullman "Breakaway," ID, Sailor "Glass of Champagne." SINPO 34333.
6920 0925 Radio Coax. ID, inst mx, said closing soon. SINPO 24332.
6920 1605 Trans Europe Radio. Go Gos "Our Lips Are Sealed," ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6975 0932 Radio Ronalisa. Dutch song, ID, JM Jarre. SINPO 44433.
7625 1446 Sluwe Vos Radio. ID, "Crocketts Theme," testing new audio equipment. SINPO 55444.
9510 0955 Radio City v IRRS. German song, sign off. SINPO 55544.
11401 1527 Radio Waves Int. "Show Must Go On" Queen, ID, Toto "Africa." SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fri Nov 22

4026 2314 Laser Hot Hits. Jon & Vangelis "I'll Find My Way Home," talking about internet scams. No signal earlier. SINPO 44333.
6245.5 2005 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, ID 2016. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio Geronimo and Radio Waves this weekend

This weekend 100 kW-transmissions by Radio Waves International:
November 23rd, 1300 - 1400 UTC on 6140 kHz (Issoudun),
November 24th, 0000 - 0100 UTC on 7300 kHz (Nauen),
November 24th, 1330 - 1430 UTC on 17540 kHz (Nauen)
Please send all reports to: rwaves@free.fr;    Thank you!

Radio Geronimo on Sunday 24th November:
10.00 - 12.00 UTC on 9480 KHz (MV Baltic Radio)
Please send all reports to: geronimoshortwave@hotmail.com  Thank you!

Good Listening!

(via Tom Taylor)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Radio Caroline-Rainbow

Radio Rainbow Int replied following their special anti-spying show on 6070 with Radio Caroline Int via Channel 292 last Sunday. Check out their site: www.piratesforpeace.tk 

Men behind Huddersfield pirate radio station in court

Two men have appeared in court after a pirate radio station was run from their two Huddersfield homes.
The illegal station, named Phatt FM, was broadcast for a month using properties including an Almondbury flat.
One of the caught men Philip Hnatkiwskyj - known as DJ Niceness - has been a disc jockey for 25 years and previously worked for hospital radio in the town [in West Yorkshire].
The men's prosecutions, brought by Ofcom, were so unusual that magistrates had no guidelines to consult when sentencing them.

To read full story:

(via Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wed Nov 20

4026 2135 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stewart px. Kylie Minogue "Hand on Your Heart," then Sailor "Glass of Champagne," talking about bacon. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio City and RGI Relays this weekend

Radio City will be on the air on Friday November 22nd at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC via IRRS on 7290 kHz and on 1368 KHz via Challenger Radio in Italy, with a repeat on Saturday November 23rd at 09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9510 kHz.

Please send all reports to: citymorecars@yahoo.ca   Thank you!

Radio Gloria International Schedule for 24th November 2013

06.00 - 08.00 UTC on  7265 kHz
08.00 - 10.00 UTC on  9480 kHz
10.00 - 11.00 UTC on  6005/7310 kHz
12.00 - 14.00 UTC on  7265 kHz

Internet:   16.00 -18.00 UTC  via coloRadio.org“ and laut.fm/kompakt

Repeat: on Dec 9th:  16.00 - 18.00 UTC via laut.fm/kompakt
Repeat: on Dec.12th:10.00 - 12.00 UTC  on 6190 kHz

Please send all reports to: radiogloria@aol.com    Thank you!

Good Listening!

(Tom Taylor)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mon Nov 18

4026 1950 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, fair signal but quite noisy. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sun Nov 17

3905 1735 Sluwe Vos Radio. ID jingles, "La Dolce Vita," strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
4026 0955 Laser Hot Hits. Kylie Minogue song. Fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
4026 1743 Laser Hot Hits. Recording of Caroline 558. A-Ha "Cry Wolf," much better signal now. SINPO 54444.
6201 0930 Radio Likedeeler. Rock mx, ID. SINPO 44433.
6205 1050 Radio Borderhunter. Greetings, electronic mx. SINPO 55444.
6220 0915 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6240 1104 Radio Casanova. "Juanita," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6255 1645 Radio Telstar South. "Born Free," "Tell Me When," splash from 6260. SINPO 53443.
6265 1708 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, ID. SINPO 34333.
6285 1030 Radio Scotland Int. ID, greetings, testing antenna, rock mx. SINPO 54444.
6285 1650 Radio Underground. ID, greeting listeners, BZN. SINPO 54444.
6290 1245 Odynn Radio. ID, Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6305 0920 Radio Altrex. ID, Pet Shop Boys "Surburbia," moo sounds. SINPO 34333.
6305 1211 Radio Witte Reus. ID, The Doors "Riders on the Storm." SINPO 44333.
6325 1043 Bogusman. Felt "Penelope Tree", chat. SINPO 34333.
6325 1238 The Ghoul. XTC "Making Plans for Nigel", talk about Premium Bonds. SINPO 44333.
6796 1133 Radio Pink Panther. George McRae "Rock Your Baby," Sylvester "You Make Me Feel." SINPO 54444.
6910 1728 Premier Radio Int. "Play That Funky Music", "Jeans On," greeting Terry in Newfoundland. SINPO 44333.
6975 1058 Radio Ronalisa. Jean Michel Jarre mx. SINPO 44333.
7615 1635 Sluwe Vos Radio. "Love Reaction," quick fading. SINPO 55433.
9480 0938 European Music Radio v MV Baltic Radio. Michael Jackson and America songs, contact details. SINPO 55444.
9920L 1206 Baltic Sea Radio. Seagulls ID, music (Finnish?). SINPO 44333.
10080 1141 Sluwe Vos Radio. Unusual frequency. ID, greetings, Yello "The Race." SINPO 35433.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sat Nov 16

3905 1712 Skyline International Radio. "Funky Town," Dutch song. ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
4026 0920 Laser Hot Hits. Soft rock. SINPO 34333.
5800 1740 Tower Radio. "Needles & Pins," then Dutch song. SINPO 54444.
6210 1520 Radio Flying Dutchman. Fleetwood Mac "Tell Me Lies," ID jingle, Rolling Stones "Angie." SINPO 54444.
6210 1640 Big Podcast via relay. Vasily's weekend px. Iggy Pop "The Passenger," talk in Russian. SINPO 54444.
6215 0910 Radio King SW (pres). Oldies. Low audio. SINPO 34333.
6220 1218 Sluwe Vos Radio. "Capt Scarlett," ID jingle, BZN song, quick fading. SINPO 44433.
6245 1525 Radio Klabautermann. "Live It Up," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6245 1755 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 44333.
6305 1555 Radio Altrex. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6324 1655 Radio Underground. ID, greetings, Chinese music. SINPO 54444.
6325 1545 Radio Skywire. Polka, ID, instr mx and close down. SINPO 34333.
6380 1733 Radio Zeewolf. ID, Koto tune. SINPO 34333.
6423 1703 Studio 52. "Leave A Light on For Me," ID, greets. SINPO 44333.
6747 1535 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6796 1210 Pink Panther Radio. UB40 "Red Red Wine," ID jingles. SINPO 54444.
6950 0900 Radio Coax.  Weak signal. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6975 1540 Radio Ronalisa. Testing new antenna, Shakin Stevens "Julie." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Recordings updated

I've updated my pirate recordings with a few clips from earlier this year.

The new stations are: Radio Monique, Sluwe Vos Radio, Radio Digitaal, Blueman Radio, Bluestar Radio and Radio Karbiet.

Fri Nov 15

3905 2025 Radio Alice. Polka and Dutch songs, ID, greeting Skyline. SINPO 44333.
4026 1750 Laser Hot Hits. "First Cut is the Deepest," "Safe & Sound," news headlines. SINPO 54444.
6205 2035 Radio Tango Italia. From 6265. IDs then tango music. SINPO 44433.
6240 1657 Radio Casanova. Multi-lingual IDs, reggae song. SINPO 43333.
6247 1705 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6250 1715 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6265 1745 Radio Tango Italia. Move from 6250. Tangoes, ID. SINPO 34333.
6290 1702 Radio Witte Reus. ID, Dutch mx, closing down. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thurs Nov 14

4026 2115 Laser Hot Hits. Reading report from Germany, current r&b song, some dance tracks. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Is it back to pirate radio for black Britons?

We set up the station to fill a cultural void. Rebranding it as Capital Xtra is a betrayal that takes us back to the 1980s, writes Neil Kenlock, who helped start Choice FM, on The Guardian website.

"If you took a walk down any south London street in the early 1990s, the slogan "London's soul power" could be heard booming with pride from passing car stereos, at local youth centres and in businesses too. This sense of community empowerment and embracing our black British identity was the vision we had as the founders of Choice FM, Britain's first successful radio station granted a licence to cater for the black community.

Now this dream lies in tatters after the station's current owners, Global Radio, effectively killed it off by turning it into Capital Xtra – leaving Britain with no black station with a commercial licence. After this announcement last month, there was a huge backlash from listeners outraged about the change of name and of programme format, including the sacking of popular DJs. And now broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has said it will monitor the station before deciding whether to launch a formal investigation."

To read full article go to: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/14/demise-choice-fm-pirate-radio-black-britons-capital-xtra

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Black Eagle QSL

I was pleased to receive a QSL from Dutch station Radio Black Eagle after hearing him on 6240 on November 10 at 1055 UTC. The op said he was using 8 watts, has been on the air for three months and his antenna is 2x15m V-shape. Thanks for the quick reply.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sun Nov 10

4026 0950 Laser Hot Hits. Aretha Franklin "Say A Little Prayer." SINPO 34333.
6070 1600 Radio Caroline/Rainbow v Channel 292. Sign on with spy special programme, "I Spy for the DTI," Eurythmics "1984." Splash from China on 6075. SINPO 53443.
6200 1025 Technical Man. ID, greets Black Arrow, country song. SINPO 44333.
6210 1520 Sluwe Vos Radio. "I'm Too Sexy," ID jingles, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6215 1040 Radio King SW. Oldies, low audio. SINPO 34333.
6220 0910 Radio Twentana. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6240 1052 Radio Black Eagle. Instr mx, ID. SINPO 24332.
6241 1509 Radio AC DC. Queen "Don't Stop Me Now," ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6250 1047 Radio Rainbow. Greeting listeners, "Eternal Flame." SINPO 44433.
6285 1030 Radio Borderhunter. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way," ELP "C'est La Vie," ID, greets to listeners in the chat. SINPO 55444.
6285 1515 Radio Altrex. Oldies, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6305 0925 Radio Omejan. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
6306 1530 Radio Verona. Inst version of "Hard Day's Night," utility QRM. SINPO 53443.
6380 0930 Radio Paardenkracht. "Come Up & See Me," "Let's Live Together." SINPO 54444.
6400 1012 Radio Scotland Int. "Nothing But A Heartache," ID, greetings, peaking +30dB. SINPO 55444.
6423 1537 Radio Lowland. Asking for QSO, Dutch mx. SINPO 44333.
6796 1106 Radio Pink Panther. Schlager. SINPO 54444.
6910 1020 Premier Radio Int. Pointer Sisters "Jump for Your Love," splash from utility on 6905. SINPO 33333.
7300 0955 Radio U Boat 66. Greetings, Bob Marley "Jamming." SINPO 44433.
7480 0920 Skyline Radio Germany. "Black Betty," "You Know I Love You," ID. 34333.
7610 0915 Shoreline Radio. Kraftwerk "Radioactivity." SINPO 55444.
11401 1003 Radio Waves Int. "Keep on Running," ID, mention 30th birthday, giving out address. SINPO 45433.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Sat Nov 9

4026 1009 Laser Hot Hits. Travis "Sing." SINPO 34333.
5800 1415 Tower Radio. Dutch music. SINPO 54444.
5990 2205 Radio Waves Int via Lithuania. "Downtown", IDs, talk in French, "You've Got Your Troubles." SINPO 54444.
6205 1820 Radio Tango Italia. Back on this frequency, Italian National Anthem, ID, tangoes. SINPO 34333.
6215 0952 Radio King SW (tent). Oldies, signal under-modulated. SINPO 24332.
6255 1625 Radio Telstar South. "Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd, SINPO 54444.
6265 1703 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, jingle IDs, new frequency. SINPO 34333.
6291 1805 Radio Odynn. "House of the Rising Sun" ID, greets, "Dreadlock Holiday." SINPO 54444.
6306 0957 Radio Verona. Inst mx, ID, greets in Dutch, rock. SINPO 54444.
6324 1800 Radio Malibu. Dutch mx, email add. SINPO 44433.
6325 1500 Radio Python. ID, alternative mx. SINPO 54444.
6326 1632 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Email add, Eurythmics "No More I Love You," SINPO 54444.
6390 1650 Radio Mustang. Oldies, off few mins later then back for QSO. SINPO 54444.
6390 1655 Radio Lowland. QSO Mustang, Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
6425 1642 Radio Kanaalstreek (tent). Polka, talk in Dutch, het from carrier 6425.6. SINPO 43333.
6910 1737 Premier Radio. "My Sharona," ID, then "Baker Street." SINPO 44433.
6950 0942 Radio Coax. "Every Day is Like Sunday," ID. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Fri Nov 8

4026 2305 Laser Hot Hits. Bachman Turner Overdrive "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," BA Robertson "Bang Bang." Good now, but no sign of a signal earlier this evening. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

2013 Pirate Radio Annual

American DXer Andrew Yoder is now taking advance orders for his annual Pirate Annual. On his Hobby Broadcasting blog he writes:

"The 2013 Pirate Radio Annual is now nearly finished and I'm taking advance orders for copies of the book. I've been finishing assembling and editing the audio tracks for this edition over the past few weeks and I just spent a couple of hours creating the master audio CD tonight. That means that I can match my mistakes in hitting the track indicator with the track listing. This in turn means that I can finally finish the text files and send them to the printer.

 From there, the finished books should be ready in 4-6 weeks.

 In case you are wondering what the Pirate Radio Annual is, it's a paperback book with an 5.5" x 8.5" trim size. This is the 4th edition.

Each are divided into two parts: the first is pirate radio "articles" and the second part of the book is a listing of entries on North American shortwave pirate stations that were reported in the past year (and also European pirates that were reported in a large portion of North America).

The book contains images from dozens of stations + contact information, URLs of websites, etc. The "articles" in this year's edition include "Dutch pirate radio, 1931–1967" by Kai Salvesen, "Shortwave Pirate Radio 2012: A Year in Review" by Chris Smolinski, "Internet Resources" (for listening), and "Recording and Archiving Pirate Radio for Future Generations."

 This year's edition is 176 pages and contains an audio CD-R with sample tracks of audio from pirates from the past year. 72 different stations are represented on the CD....although the recording is on a CD-R, it is an audio CD that can be played in standard CD players, computers, etc. BTW, after creating hundreds of these CDs, I heard from one reader that the CD wouldn't fit properly in his slot-loading Mac computer. If you want to use it in one of these computers or device with a narrow slot, let me know and I can send your CD without a label.

 If you want an advance copy, the price until December 7 is $15 + $3 shipping ($18) to the United States, $15 + $5 shipping ($20) to Canada and Mexico, and $15 + $10 shipping ($25) to the rest of the world.

 You can either send a check or money order in US funds to:
 Cabinet Communications
 PO Box 109
 Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214
 or  you can send the $ via PayPal to info /at/ hobbybroadcasting.com
 My apologies for the delays in producing this year's edition! It's been a challenge!"

(Source: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com )

Channel 292 news

Dear friends of Radio Channel 292,

We have a short announcement for Sunday, 10th of November:
 From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm we will transmit the program of Radio Caroline/Rainbow: www.carolineteam.blogspot.cz
under the motto " Dont´t spy on us and to each other! "
 And there will be a special QSL card!

 The modification of our antenna system is proceeding bit by bit; with the new air choke replacing the old balun,  the SWR is so good, that the reflected power is approximately 0,1 % - it can not be read anymore from the display.

 On Sunday 3rd of November, at 8:30 pm, the 100,000th visitor visited our homepage - thanks to all those, who inform themselves there!

 One question:
 We recently received several requests why there is no account for donations. We especially thank our listener in  Finland who donated 100€ - now we can pay some more hours of power for our transmitter :-).
So what do you think of the idea of publishing a donation account?
 One suggestion:
 If you have a music request that fits our music style, we would love to add it to our playlist. Please write an e-mail with the subject "music". If there is enough demand, we can also add a corresponding rubric on our homepage.

 Regarding the new transmitter: unfortunately there are no news. We found one, but it has to be tuned and tested, and they are searching for the documentations...
That's all for now, see you soon!

[ www.channel292.de via http://ihorswldx.blogspot.com ]

Time could be CET (UTC+1 hr) Frequency 6070 kHz. Channel 292 - formerly known as Radio 6150

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thurs Nov 7

4026 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Herb Alpert "Route 101," reading report from Capt Davros. SINPO 44433.
6205 2131 Spaceshuttle Radio. Jingle ID, greetings, oldies, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6240L 2137 Over 60 Degree R. Moved from 6285, "Blue Jeans," ID. SINPO 34333.
6285L 2111 Over 60 Degree Radio. Bonnie Tyler "It's A Heartache," ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Wed Nov 6

4026 2020 Laser Hot Hits. Tom Petty & Heartbreakers "Learning to Fly." then Donna Summer "Love's Unkind," talk about EastEnders. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Tues Nov 5

4026 2100 Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrew px. Graham Parker song, ads for FSN, Offshore Echoes, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions "Perfect Skin." SINPO 44333.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Dutch telecom agency to get tough with pirates

Andy Sennitt post this on the PCJ Media and PCJ Radio Facebook group:

 2 November 2013
 People involved in illegal radio broadcasts in the Netherlands will no longer receive a warning but immediately get a fine, says the Dutch Telecom Agency. The penalty applies to all illegal FM broadcasts and can be as much as 45,000 euros .

 Illegal radio stations often have a wide reach, causing stations that have paid for their licence to lose listeners and advertising revenue. The Telecom Agency receives about twelve hundred complaints a year from people who cannot listen to their favourite radio station because of interference.

 Up to now, owners of land or buildings where an antenna system is found have received a warning letter asking them to stop the illegal broadcasts. A fine was imposed only if it appeared that the system was still used after the warning. Now they will get an instant fine, says the Agency. This applies to all those involved, both the owner or tenant of the place where the transmitter is, and the broadcasters themselves.

 The tightening of the procedure is needed to ensure that more people adhere to the law. In addition to imposing fines, the Agency still has the power to put an immediate end to the broadcast by turning off the equipment and sealing it.

 [Source: Radio.NL/Novum. Translation by Andy Sennitt]

(Mike Terry, BDXC-UK)

Radio Spaceshuttle news

Radio Spaceshuttle has already repaired first antennas. First ready was our 48mb antenna. We did test it on Saturday 2nd of November and antenna seemed to work nicely! But BIG PROBLEMS we faced was with our bigger transmitter which did not work at all. Seems that it has went seriously broken with few transmissions earlier this year with a broken antenna. (:

So we are forced to use our little Low Power transmitters in future (Back to poor old normal). That means also changes to our frequency plan published earlier.

Frequencies and transmitting power plan of Radio Spaceshuttle valid from 2nd of November 2013:
76mb (3900/3905/3927/4020 kHz] with 60 watts max. power. Antenna still under construction [Ready Thursday 7th of November??) If ready in time, TESTS during evening-night (7-8th November) between 21 up to 02 UTC??

48mb (6205/6210/6220/6260/6270/6305/6310 kHz)with 60 watts max. power. (Ready for use 1st Nov. 2013)

31mb (9270/9290 kHz)with 20 watts max. power. Antenna still under construction. (Ready in the beginning of December?)

25mb (12265 kHz)with 20 watts max. power. (Ready in the beginning of December?)
More info shall be sent after antenna works are done and time for more testing starts.

Best greetings,
Dick of Radio Spaceshuttle

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Sat Nov 2

4026 0945 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx. SINPO 34333.
5815 0953 Misti Radio. Elvis "Blue Suede Shoes." SINPO 34333.
6205 1519 Radio Spaceshuttle. ID jingle, Squeeze "Cool for Cats," Nena "99 Red Balloons." SINPO 34333.
6210 1513 Skyline Radio Germany. Rock, jingle "This SRG - Skyline Radio Germany." SINPO 34333.
6215 0937 Radio King SW (pres). Slow rock song, mod slightly on the low side. SINPO 34333.
6240 1718 Radio Tango Italia. Move to avoid Iran on 6205. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6246 1540 Radio Underground. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow," SINPO 44433.
6255 1723 Radio Telstar South. "Desert Island Discs" and other radio theme tunes. SINPO 54444.
6285 1642 Radio Black Arrow. "Land of the Living," ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6293 1649 Radio Mustang. ID, greets, "Sing Hallelujah," "Saturday Night," some utility splash but no problem for Mustang's mega-signal. SINPO 54444.
6302 1640 Halloween Radio. Contact details, rock, off few minutes later. SINPO 54444.
6310 1635 Radio Titanic. Dutch song, closing down with "Caroline," ID. SINPO 44333.
6423 1506 Studio 52. "Red Balloon," ID, greets, DT song. SINPO 44433.
6747 Radio Pioneer. Jon & Vangelis, then "Going Back to My Roots." SINPO 54444.
6796 1000 Radio Pink Panther. Dutch polka songs. SINPO 54444.
6800 1532 Radio Tower. IDs and email address in English & Dutch, "You're My Favourite Waste of Time." SINPO 54444.
6910 1730 Premier Radio. "Green Green Grass of Home," "I'm A Believer." SINPO 44433.
6925 1628 Trans Europe Radio. "Blinded Me With Science", Human League "Open Your Heart." SINPO 54444.
6940 0927 Radio Coax. ID, Boston "More than a Feeling." SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

MVBR Test / European Music Radio Schedule

MV Baltic Radio Test Transmissions on 9480 KHz

Tomorrow Sunday November 3, MVBR will make some tests on 9480 KHz, between 0900 and 1100 UTC.

All reports to: info@mvbalticradio.de     Thank you!

European Music Radio Schedule for November 2013:

17th November 2013,  08.00 - 09.00 UTC  Gohren / 7265 KHz   Tom Taylor (60s & 70s)
17th November 2013,  09.00 - 10.00 UTC  Gohren / 9480 KHz   Repeat

29th November 2013,  19.00 -19.45 UTC   IRRS   / 7290  kHz  Tom Taylor (New prog)
30th November 2013,  09.00 - 09.45 UTC  IRRS   / 9510  KHz   Repeat

More information will follow...

Good Listening!


Friday, November 01, 2013

Radio Coax QSL

Nice surprise in my inbox with the arrival of this QSL from low power station Radio Coax. Many thanks. He also has a blog at http://radiocoax.blogspot.com

Fri Nov 1

4026 1922 Laser Hot Hits. "Nobody's Perfect," Mike & Mechanics, reading report from Australia (listening in Netherlands). SINPO 54444.
6205 1914 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

New North American blog

Well-known North American DXer Andrew Yoder has started a blog, with some of his observations of the pirate scene and other oddities from the other side of the pond.

The address is: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The WNKR story (part 1)

British land-based shortwave station WNKR hasn't been heard much on the air  recently. But station operator Dave Martin has now uploaded onto YouTube the story of the station's early days from 1987-1994.

To listen, click on the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpEEOmfBaig#t=14

Alternatively, you can also hear it on the station website: http://www.wnkr.co.nr/

Radio Tango Italia QSL

Nice QSL received from Radio Tango Italia. Many thanks.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mon Oct 28

4026 1805 Laser Hot Hits. Fleetwood Mac song. SINPO 44433.
6285 1657 Radio Ronex. "Dragon's Lair," ID. SINPO 34333.
6292 1706 Radio Experience. Bob Marley. SINPO 34333.
6324 1644 Radio Underground. Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper," Afrika Bambaata. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sat Oct 26

3905 2040 Radio Alice. Country mx. SINPO 44333.
4026 1625 Laser Hot Hits."Blue Guitar". SINPO 34333.
6205 2025 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, talk in Italian. SINPO 34333.
6240.5 0947 Radio Merlin Int. Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells," testing ahead of tomorrow's Halloween special. SINPO 34333.
6245 1759 Radio Klabautermann. ID, greets, country mx. SINPO 43433.
6246 1530 Radio Underground. John Denver, ID, "then "Castles in the Sky." SINPO 54444.
6255 1700 Radio AC DC. "I Want You To Want Me," "Heart of Glass." SINPO 54444. On 6253 at 1735. SINPO 54444.
6266 1738 Radio Telstar. Sister Sledge "Lost in Music." SINPO 54444.
6285 0940 Radio Focus Int. Steve Miller Band "Keep on Rocking Me Baby," ID, contact details. SINPO 44433.
6305 1605 Radio Marabu. Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart," ID jingle. SINPO 54444.
6310 1745 Radio Telstar South. RNI recordings from 1970s, splash 6305. SINPO 43433.
6325 1545 Radio Joey. Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
6390 1725 Radio Baken 16. "I Want You To Want Me," ID, greets, Kraftwerk "Radioactivity." SINPO 54444.
6425 1053 NMD Radio. Modulation test, polka, Dutch song, ID. SINPO 34333.
6747 0956 Radio Pioneer. Donna Summer "I Feel Love." SINPO 54444.
6796 1000 Radio Pink Panther. Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun," ID jingles. SINPO 54444.
6930 1515 Trans Europe Radio. Dutch band Bots "Seven Days Long." SINPO 54444.
6940 1553 Trans Europe Radio. QSO with Python. SINPO 54444.
6940 1556 Radio Python. Heaven 17 "Temptation," QSO TER. SINPO 54444.
6975 1705 Radio Ronalisa. "Rivers of Babylon," utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
7610L 2020 Over 60 Degree Radio. "I Only Want to Be With You." SINPO 34433.
7625 1550 Sluwe Vos Radio. "Crocketts Theme," short test, close down. SINPO 45433.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fri Oct 25

3905 1950 Skyline Radio Int. Desmond Dekker "The Israelites." SINPO 54444.
4026 2003 Laser Hot Hits. Foreigner "That Was Yesterday." SINPO 34333.
6205 2010 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 44333.
6285 1929 Radio Focus Int. Mojos (from 1964) "Why Not Tonight." SINPO 54444.
6305 1915 Radio Marabu. Alternative mx, jingles. SINPO 54444.
6310 1920 Radio Telstar South. Moody Blues song, talk about the group, offshore pirates. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thurs Oct 24

4026 2030 Laser Hot Hits. Fleetwood Mac "Seven Wonders," utility QRM on 4024. SINPO 43333.
6210 1655 Sluwe Vos Radio. Electro instrumental mx, ID jingles. SINPO 54444.
6245 1701 Radio Tina. Greetings, "Casanova" song. SINPO 44433.
6285 1725 Radio Altrex. Back on the air! ID, greetings, T Rex song. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wed Oct 23

4026 2045 Laser Hot Hit Hits. "Don't Worry," then Alphaville "Big in Japan." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tues Oct 22

4026 1917 Laser Hot Hits. Tony James px. The Imperials "Who's Gonna Love Me." SINPO 44433.
6747 1910 Radio Pioneer. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.
6910 1900 Premier Radio. "Shake Your Body Down", ID, email address, The Goodies theme tune. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mon Oct 21

4026 1905 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew px. "White Lines." Grandmaster & Melly Mel, then ads for FSN News and Offshore Echoes. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Radio Jackie celebrates 10 years as legal station

At 12 noon, Radio Jackie celebrated 10 years as South West London's legal station.  Jackie, is of course, really marking its 44th birthday, as it started life as a pirate in 1969 before being closed down in 1985. Lucy Mayer talks now to Programme Controller, and Jackie pioneer, Dave Owen, to see how the last ten years have shaped Jackie, from pirate to modern day radio station.
15 minute interview at:

(Radio Jackie, via Mike Barraclough, BDXC-UK)

(Radio Jackie broadcasts on 107.8 to South West London)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sat Oct 19

4026 1605 Laser Hot Hits. Modern Faith "Say A Little Prayer." SINPO 44433.
6210 1524 Skyline Radio Germany. Jingle IDs, music, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6210 1755 Radio Tango Italia. Tangoes. SINPO 34333.
6240 1518 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs, ID, occasional utility splash. SINPO 54444.
6267.5L 2045 Over 60 Degree Radio. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6300 1532 Tower Radio. Dutch songs, utility splash. SINPO 53443.
6310 1735 Radio Telstar South. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders. SINPO 54444.
6326 1748 Tower Radio. Move from 6300, "I Don't Want ot Lose Your Love Tonight," ID jingle. SINPO 54444.
6423 1623 Radio Zeewolf. Dutch songs, greetings to Iann. SINPO 54444.
6423 1805 Radio Lowland. Giving out contact number, "Charlie Brown." SINPO 44433.
6747 0934 Radio Pioneer. Dutch folk songs. SINPO 54444.
6796 0903 Pink Panther Radio. Steve Miller Band "The Joker," then Abba. SINPO 54444.
6910 2035 Premier Radio. Luther Vandross "Never Too Much", ID, email address, Denise Williams "Let's Hear It for the Boy." SINPO 34333.
6950 0807 Radio Coax. IDs, email address, only running 2 watts. SINPO 24332.
9510 0817 Radio City v IRRS. Pilot "Magic", Chuck Berry "Riding in My Automobile." SINPO 55555.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fri Oct 18

4026 2033 Laser Hot Hits. The Doors "Light My Fire," Guns N Roses "Paradise City." SINPO 44333.
6199 1717 Radio AC DC. ID, splash from 6195. SINPO 53443.
6203 1718 Radio AC DC. Move from 6199, "Rawhide," rock mx. SINPO 54444.
6210 1615 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6240 1600 Radio Pelikaan. "Heat of the Moment", utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
6245 1606 Radio Pelikaan. Move from 6240, Dutch mx, ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6245 1722 Radio Tina. Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go to." SINPO 44433.
6270L 1647 Over 60 Degree Radio. "Take Me Home." SINPO 24332.
6285 1620 Long Live Radio. Tuning signal, email address, instr mx. SINPO 34333.
6290 1726 Radio Mustang. Dr Hook "Sylvia's Mother." SINPO 54444.
6310 1637 Radio Telstar South. "Power  to the People," ID, "Magic Moments." SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thurs Oct 17

4026 1942 Laser Hot Hits. Laser Goes DX. Old recording of EMR, featuring offshore memories of Atlantis. SINPO 54444.
6305 1935 Radio Merlin Int. Rod Stewart "Stay With Me," ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

US shutdown sees pirate activity reach all-time high

The SWLing Post
By Thomas  
October 14, 2013
As frustrated as many are over the US government shutdown, it nonetheless offers one unique benefit to the shortwave radio community, and to pirate radio in particular––no FCC enforcement.
As we mentioned earlier, the FCC’s enforcement arm was shut down along with all other FCC activities that weren’t directly connected with “the protection of life or property.”
The result?  Pirates––lots of pirates––on the air! The Jolly Roger flaps in the breeze…
Pirate radio activity since the shutdown has truly been at a record high, with pirates taking to the airwaves throughout the week, and especially on the weekends.

Case in point: this past weekend, the North American “pirate radio grounds” of 6,920-6,970 kHz were packed with pirate radio stations.  There were even crowded band conditions; at one point I tweeted that there were no less than three pirates broadcasting simultaneously in just a small chunk of bandwidth on AM. Indeed, there may even have been a fourth that I couldn’t quite detect…An unusual occurrence, to say the least.  And with pirate radio’s favorite holiday, Halloween (think War of the Worlds), fast approaching, there’s likely to be more such unusual activity.


(Source: Mike Terry, radioanoraksuk Yahoo! group)   

Tues Oct 15

4026 1925 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show, dedicating his programme to former Capital DJ Mike Allen, Grandmaster Flash "The Message." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sun Oct 13

3905 1745 Skyline Int Radio. Testing audio, ID, greets, UB40 "Lonely Girl." SINPO 54444.
3985 0831 Radio Atlantic 2000 via R700. Free "All Right Now," also on 6005/7310. SINPO 44433.
4026 1741 Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews px. Hall & Oates, then Blondie. SINPO 44433.
6005 0830 Radio Atlantic 2000 v R700. Free. Also 3985/7310. SINPO 55444.
6200 1038 Radio Orang Utan. All Saints, ID jingle, Tina Turner "Nutbush City Limits." SINPO 34333.
6205 1336 Radio Borderhunter. Talking about the weather, Eurythmics "Sweets Dreams." SINPO 54444.
6210 0857 Radio AC DC. Rod Stewart "Hot Legs," "Rawhide," ID, greets to OzDXer in Australia. SINPO 54444.
6210 1013 Radio Saturnus. Rock, ID, greets to Radio Tina. SINPO 44433.
6210 1736 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6245 1653 Radio Tina. Polka, ID, instr mx. SINPO 44333.
6250 0816 Technical Man. ID, phone nos, version of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" (not the Stones). SINPO 44433.
6265 0821 Radio Pelicaan. Dutch yodelling mx, ID, talk Dutch. SINPO 34333.
6282 1658 Radio Borderhunter. ID, Eagles "Hotel California.," up to S9+40dB. SINPO 54444.
6282 1754 Radio Zeewolf. Report for Borderhunter. SINPO 54444.
6285 0853 Top Radio. Polka, jingle IDs. SINPO 44333.
6285 1019 Bogusman. Inspiral Carpets "Two Worlds Collide", giving out email & web address. SINPO 44433.
6298 Radio Telstar. "I Love Rock n Roll," ID, slight het. SINPO 53443.
6305 1725 Radio Paardenkracht. Madonna "Papa Don't Preach," ID, spelling out name, splash 6310. SINPO 43433.
6310 1730 Radio Telstar South. "Quartermaster Stores", The Beatles "Paperback Writer," squeezed by stations on 6305/6315. SINPO 53443.
6315 1710 Radio Telstar. Relay of Artem's latest World Music Show. SINPO 54444.
6423 0846 Radio Lowland. Audio testing, ID, Motors "Airport." SINPO 44433.
6425U 1757 Radio Python (tent). Relay of Artem's World Music show. SINPO 54444.
6485 1715 Premier Radio. "Man of Action," ID, "broadcasting from west coast of Ireland," CW QRM on 6483. SINPO 33333.
6540 1048 Free Radio Victoria. "Silence is Golden." SINPO 54444.
6796 1034 Radio Pink Panther. German pop. SINPO 54444.
6975 1701 Radio Ronalisa. Queen "I Want to Break Free." SINPO  34333.
7310 0827 Radio Atlantic 2000 v R700. "Love is a Battlefield," also 3985/6005. SINPO 55444.
9905L 1042 Baltic Sea Radio. Pop, good signal, sudden off  1043. Back on 1051. SINPO 45444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sat Oct 12

1611 1955 Radio Barones. CCR "Have You Ever Seen The Rain," ID 2000, greetings. S9+30dB via Twente. SINPO 55555.
3905 1848 Radio Alice. "Going to New Orleans," Alice jingle. SINPO 54444.
3932 1841 MRF Radio. Jingle ID, Harry Chapin "WOLD." SINPO 34333.
4026 1653 Laser Hot Hits. Lighning Seeds "Pure." SINPO 44333.
6210 1818 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. Powering in tonight. SINPO 54444.
6216 0849 Radio King SW (tent). Sounds like new transmitter, mod good but signal quite weak. SINPO 24332.
6238 1916 Radio Black Arrow. Coldplay, QSO with Sluwe Vos. SINPO 54444.
6238 1919 Sluwe Vos Radio. QSO, rock, talk in Dutch/English. SINPO 54444.
6239 1618 Big Podcast Radio (via Dutch relay). "Great Balls of Fire," "Living on a Prayer," talk in Russian and English. SINPO 54444.
6250 1608 Radio Onda Caliente. Dance mx, ID. SINPO 34333.
6255 1837 Radio Technical Man. ID, greetings, Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
6285 0842 Radio Grutte Pier. Dr Hook "Sylvia's Mother." SINPO 34333.
6285 1640 Dokkum DX Radio. Greetings, ID, "Why Can't You Tell Me." SINPO 44433.
6300 0834 Radio Merlin Int. Happy Mondays "Step On," ID jingles, utility splash. SINPO 43433.
6305 1600 Radio Paardenkracht. "You're the One that I Want," "One for You." SINPO 54444.
6305 1828 Radio Python. ID, alternative mx. SINPO 54444.
6310 1908 Radio Telstar South. "Man of Action," RNI jingles. SINPO 54444.
6325 1914 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6796 0825 Radio Pink Panther. "DISCO" Ottawan, "Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich. SINPO 54444.
21510 1555 Pirate Radio Boston (USA). ID, greetings, chat, "Halleuyah." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dublin's Pirate Days 6-part video

Dublin's Pirate Days is a six part interview series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the 1988 Wireless Telegraphy Act that closed many of the most famous pirate radio stations in Irish broadcasting history.

Go to: http://vimeo.com/channels/574044

Source: Gary Stevens Free Radio Board: http://members7.boardhost.com/PirateRadio/msg/1381310873.html

Fri Oct 11

3905 2200 Skyline International Radio. "Hello Mary Lou," then off with no announcement. SINPO 54444.
4026 2215 Laser Hot Hits. "Don't Worry," then Alphaville "Big in Japan." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thurs Oct 10

4026 2050 Laser Hot Hits. The Earls "Remember Then." SINPO 44333.
6210 1654 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wed Oct 9

4026 1920 Laser Hot Hits. Offshore recording of 1980s Caroline. SINPO 44433.
6210 1910 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Sun Oct 6

4026 1955 Laser Hot Hits. Soft rock. SINPO 34333.
6210 1948 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
13860 1935 Undercover Radio (USA). American-accented talk, ID, email address, "Born to be Wild." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sat Oct 5

6210 1810 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx. SINPO 34333.
6285 0835 Radio Goudenster. Dutch songs, ID, said closing down. SINPO 34333.
6290 1750 Radio Odynn. Dutch songs, ID, greetings. SINPO 54444;
6300 1747 Tower Radio. Dutch songs, strong QRM from utility. SINPO 53443.
6302 0830 Radio Digital. Instr mx, ID 0844 and off. SINPO 44433.
6310 1742 Radio Telstar South. Andy Williams songs, offshore memories. SINPO 54444.
6320 1735 Radio Andromeda. Greek music. SINPO 54444.
6324 1805 Radio Malibu. Polka. SINPO 44433.
6423 1802 Radio Lowland. Country mx. SINPO 44333.
6747 1755 Radio Pioneer. Dutch drinking songs. SINPO 54444.
6796 1800 Radio Pink Panther. Bad frequency, utility QRM on both sidebands. SINPO 42432.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Thurs Oct 3

4026 2020 Laser Hot Hits. Christine Aguilera "Let There Be Love," Shapeshifters "Count on Me." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

With FCC in shutdown, pirates hit the air

The SWLing Post blog notes more pirate activity than usual in the USA following the US government shutdown.

Read his post at: http://swling.com/blog/2013/10/with-the-fcc-in-shutdown-pirates-hit-the-air/

Also check out his reception of Radio Borderhunter: http://swling.com/blog/2013/10/the-secret-sound-borderhunter-qsl/

Wed Oct 2

6206 1805 Radio Ronalisa. ID, instr mx. SINPO 24332.
6210 1810 Radio Tango Italia. Tango mx, occasional ute bursts. SINPO 33333.
6285 1755 Radio Mazda. Dutch songs, IDs. SINPO 54444.
6425 1815 Radio Zomerzon. Pink Floyd "Another Brick in the Wall." SINPO 34333.
6796 1800 Radio Pink Panther. Dutch pop. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sun Sept 29

6005 0830 Radio Atlantic 2000 via R700. Mixing with Radio 700 audio //7310. SINPO 23332.
6045 0900 Shortwave Rock v Nauen. "We are An American Band", ID, then Jethro Tull." SINPO 55544.
6285 0810 Radio Focus Int. The Fortunes "Caroline." SINPO 54444.
6300 0815 Radio Waldmeister. Santana "She's Not There," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6975 0910 Test Pirate. JM Jarre, greetings. SINPO 24332.
7310 0820 Radio Atlantic 2000 via R700. As on 6005, mixing with R700 audio. SINPO 43433.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sat Sept 28

3905 2006 Radio Alice. Dance mx. SINPO 34333.
4026 0815 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew px. Justin Brown "Love's Gonna Get You." SINPO 34333.
6210 2015 Radio Tango Italia. ID, tango mx. SINPO 24332.
6241 1553 Radio Experience. Snap "Rhythm is a Dancer", ID. SINPO 34333.
6250 1953 Radio Groenteboertje. Polka. SINPO 44433.
6285 0810 Radio Focus Int. Contact details, three songs from the Kinks, including their original version of "David Watts." (covered by The Jam). SINPO 54444.
6291 1958 Radio Odynn. "Rolling Down the River," Splash from strong Focus on 6285. SINPO 53443.
6291 2253 Ronex Radio. ID, "Knock on Wood." SINPO 34333.
6300 1510 Tower Radio. Sutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6305 0840 Radio Merlin Int. Free "All Right Now," ZZ Top "Legs." SINPO 44433.
6325 2020 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6423 2025 Studio 52. "Highway to Hell", ute QRM. SINPO 33333.
6450 1947 Radio Universe. Songs by Madness and U2. SINPO 54444.
6750 1515 Radio Pink Panther. Barbara Dickson "January February," Blondie "Tide is High." SINPO 34333.