Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wed Jul 31

4026 2027 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart px. Marc Almond, Jon & Vangelis. SINPO 44433. 
6210 1757 Radio Goundenster. Song, female singer. SINPO 34333.
6240 2005 Radio Sluwe Vos. Kraftwerk "Autobahn," ID. SINPO 44433.
6285 1747 Radio Telstar. "Urgent," "Rebel Yell." SINPO 54444.
6296 2000 Radio Black Arrow. Polka, closedown before back for QSO. SINPO 54444.
6296 2021 Radio Mustang. Dance mx, report for Black Arrow. SINPO 55444.
6300 1645 Radio Black Arrow. "Dragon's Slayer," ID, said closing down. SINPO 34333.
6300 1650 Radio Zeewolf. Report to Black Arrow in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
6745 1653 Radio Pioneer. Beats Int "Dub be Good to Me," het from carrier. SINPO 43333.
6910L 2055 Baltic Sea Radio. Abba mega-mix, jingle ID. SINPO 34433.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tues Jul 30

4026 2042 Laser Hot Hits. Stewart Ross px. Dan Fogelburg song. SINPO 54444.
6208 2220 Unid. Dire Straits "Money for Nothing," off few mins later with no ID. SINPO 44444.
6280L 2230 Over 60 Degree Radio.  Music, ID. SINPO 23332.
6285 2019 Unid. "Rocking in the Free World." Non-stop oldies. SINPO 34333.
6295 2022 Radio Odynn. Eagles "Hotel California," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.

Pirate Radio Thrives in Internet Age

Unlicensed “pirate” radio stations are thriving in the Internet age, despite the fact that most people can now operate their own Web-based radio stations without risking arrest.

“A vibrant pirate radio scene continues in the United States, and also in Europe and to a lesser extent in South America,” said George Zeller, a pirate radio listener/journalist for the past four decades.

“This includes a very energetic pirate radio scene on shortwave, and also a stunningly resilient pirate radio scene on FM and to a lesser extent on medium wave, despite the frequent busts by the FCC of FM pirates.”

(Read full article at: http://www.rwonline.com/article/pirate-radio-thrives-in-internet-age/220315)

Soure: Radio World

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mon Jul 29

4026 2018 Laser Hot Hits. 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday." SINPO 44333.
6240 1927 Radio DSI. "Left to My Own Devices," "Love is the Drug." SINPO 34333.
6423 1917 Radio Lowland. Stevie Wonder "Jamming," jingle ID. SINPO 44333.
6910L 2008 Baltic Sea Radio. Seagulls ID, "The Birdie Song." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sun Jul 28

3932 2057 MRF Radio. Haddaway "What Is Love," ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
4026 2018 Laser Hot Hits. The Associates "Party Fears Two," SINPO 44333.
6070 2046 Radio Geronimo SW via Radio 6150. Repeat of yesterday's show. Dave Simpson px. SINPO 54444.
6210 1939 The Ghoul. Alternative mx, chat. SINPO 34333.
6240 2012 DSI Radio Int. "Je Suis Un Rock Star," "Love & Pride." SINPO 34333.
6240 2052 Radio Powerliner. Typically Tropical "Barbados." SINPO 44433.
6250 1932 Radio Mustang. "Born to be Wild." SINPO 54444.
6260 2002 Shortwave Gold. Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water." SINPO 54444.
6285 1951 Radio Focus Int. Dan Hartman "I Can Dream About You." SINPO 44433.
6305 1956 Radio Merlin. Jackie Frost px. Earth Wind & Fire "Fantasy." SINPO 54444.
6910L 2033 Baltic Sea Radio. Black Sabbath "Paranoid," ID jingle. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sat Jul 27

4026 0910 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 24332.  
6070 1930 Radio Geronimo SW via Radio 6150. Dave Simpson px. Bob Dylan song. SINPO 34333.
6210 1954 Radio AC DC (tent). Housemartins "Happy Hour." SINPO 34333.
6260 2000 SW Gold. ID jingle, Steve Winwood "Higher Love."   SINPO 54444.
6285 0857 Radio Focus Int. Dexys Midnight Runners. Strong peak then faded back again. SINPO 44433.
6295 1945 Radio Witte Reus. KLF "What Time Is Love," SINPO 34333.
6305 0903 Radio Merlin Int. Public Image Ltd. SINPO 34333.
6530 1600 Radio Bizon. Dutch music, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6735U 1949 Cool AM. Vangelis mx, utility QRM. SINPO 23332.
6745 1640 Radio Pioneer. Elton John "Sacrifice." SINPO 34333.

Geronimo SW updated information

Geronimo Shortwave will be on air via R 6150 on the 49mtr band this Saturday evening at 20.00 hours till 22.00 hours. Programs from Dave Simpson.

We wish you good listening, if all goes well there will be further programs to come next month with programs from  Dave Scott and Keith Jones.

Regards all from Chris Watson  RGSW.

(via Dr Tim Yahoo group)

The information doesn't indicate if the time is UTC. 

UPDATE: Just heard from transmitter operator ... broadcast to start at 1800 UTC

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fri Jul 26

3905 1928 Skyline Int Radio. OMD "Enola Gay," ID, greetings. SINPO 34333. 
4026 1915 Laser Hot Hits. Bee Gees song, SINPO 34333.
6245 2208 Radio Mustang. Dance mx, move to 6305. SINPO 44333.
6260 1924 Shortwave Gold. ID jingle, Style Council, co-ch CVC via Tashkent. SINPO 53443.
6285 2230 Radio Focus Int. Al Stewart "On the Border," SINPO 24332.
6296L 2210 Over 60 Degree Radio. Slow song (Finnish tango?). SINPO 24332.
6305 2214 Radio Mustang. Move from 6245, ID, greets, dance mx. SINPO 54444.
6324 2222 Radio Underground. Chat, JM Jarre mx,  fading in (a bit). SINPO 24332.
6745 1733 Radio Pioneer. Wet Wet Wet "Sweet Surrender." SINPO 34333.
6900L 2203 Baltic Sea Radio. "Jungle Rock," ID. SINPO 34333.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thurs Jul 25

4026 2035 Laser Hot Hits. "Hungry Eyes," morse CW 4027. SINPO 33333.
6300 2030 Radio Mustang. Depeche Mode, greet Kris in Warsaw. SINPO 54444.
6300 2053 Radio Black Bandit. "Old Man Down the Road," talk in Dutch. SINPO 54444.
6530 2023 Radio U Boat 66. Instr mx, close down. SINPO 44333.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wed Jul 24

4026 2217 Laser Hot Hits. Craig McLoughlin song. SINPO 34333.
6240 2051 Sluwe Vos Radio. "She's A Maniac," from Flashdance. SINPO 54444.
6265 2042 Shortwave Gold. New frequency. Abba "Lay All Your Love On Me," ID jingle. SINPO 54444.
6270L 2208 Over 60 Degree Radio. Song with female signer. SINPO 24333.
6290 2030 Radio Foxfire. "Rockin in the Free World," Neil Young, ID. SINPO 44333.
6290 2205 Radio Black Arrow. Oldies, ID and signing off. SINPO 44433.
6300 2037 Radio Mazda. Inst Dutch mx, ID, hotline. SINPO 54444.
6900L 2047 Baltic Sea Radio. "Johnny B Good," SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Geronimo Shortwave via Radio 6150

Geronimo Shortwave will be on air via Radio 6150 on 6070 kHz this Saturday evening  (27th July) at 7pm UK time (1800 UTC)  for two hours.

(Info via Geronimo Shortwave)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tues Jul 23

4026 2005 Laser Hot Hits. "Why Does Your Love." SINPO 34333.
6285 2015 Radio Odynn. Duran Duran "The Reflex," ID. SINPO 44433.
6295 1937 Radio Black Power. CCR "Have You Seen The Rain." SINPO 54444.
6295 2011 Radio Black Arrow. "Black is Black," "Paint it Black." SINPO 54444.
6295 2022 Radio Mustang. Calling BArrow and BPower. SINPO 54444.
6295 2037 Radio Morning Star. QSO with BA, BP, Mustang. SINPO 54444.
6305 2020 Unid. Dutch and oldies mx, no ID heard. SINPO 54444.
6400 2105 Radio Caroline Int. Pop/dance mx, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6900L 1947 Baltic Sea Radio. Rock. SINPO 44433.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mon Jul 22

3905 2220 Radio Activity. Dance mx. SINPO 44333.
4026 2232 Laser Hot Hits. A-Ha "You Are the One." SINPO 44333.
6240 2024 Unid. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." SINPO 54444.
6251 2210 Wizard Radio. ID, greets, instr mx. SINPO 34333.
6295 2226 Radio Black Power. ID, Dutch mx, signing off. SINPO 54444.
6325 2205 Radio Mustang. Rob Orbison "Pretty Woman." SINPO 54444.
6900L 2213 Baltic Sea Radio. "The Twist", seagulls ID. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sun Jul 21

4026 1954 Laser Hot Hits. Ad for FSN News, song female signer. SINPO 34333.
6257 2024 Bogusman. Move from 6283. Jesus & Mary Chain. SINPO 44333.
6275 1913 Radio Klabautermann. ID greets, German schlager. SINPO 44333.
6283 1927 Bogusman. Talk about Rockall, British Sea Power mx. SINPO 44433.
6290 1933 Radio Skywire. U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday." SINPO 34333.
6305 1917 The Stoned Beatle (Odynn). Beatles special. "Get Back." SINPO 44333.
6325 1910 Radio Norton. Dutch mx, CW QRM. SINPO 43333.

 (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sat Jul 20

4026 1845 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
5800 1705 Radio Tower. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6210 1830 Radio Powerliner. Dutch music, very occasional IDs. SINPO 54444.
6250 1923 Skyline Radio Germany. Talk and music, weak. SINPO 24332.
6260 1645 Radio Playback Int. "Baby Come Back," ID, "Big Time Operator." SINPO 34333.
6275 1639 Radio Northpole. "Rivers of Babylon," Boney M, ID. SINPO 34333.
6275 1917 Radio Osaka. Salsa mx, moved to avoid QRM. SINPO 44433.
6285 1634 Radio Osaka. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6295 1815 Radio Tidalwave. Dance mx, ID jingle. SINPO 44444.
6296 1926 Radio Boomerang. "I Wish It Would Rain," ID, SINPO 55444.
6305 1620 Radio Merlin Int. "War of the Worlds." SINPO 34333.
6423 1913 Radio Lowland. Instr mx. SINPO 44333.
6745 1820 Radio Pioneer. "When A Man Loves A Woman," "Groove is in the Heart." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fri Jul 19

4026 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence px. Cheryl Cole song. SINPO 54444.
6210 2045 Radio Mustang. Moved from 6240 & 6220 due to QRM. Pop, ID. SINPO 54444.
6240 2040 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. German pop, clear after Mustang moved, ID.  SINPO 54444.
6260 2008 Shortwave Gold. All Saints song, ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6280 2036 Radio Mazda. ID, greets, instr mx. SINPO 54444.
6285 1925 Radio Python. Instr mx. SINPO 34333.
6291u Over 60 Degree Radio. "This Old Heart of Mine," ID, greets. SINPO 24332.
6305 2057 Radio Morning Star. Talk in Dutch, old music (1950s?). SINPO 54444.
6306 1905 Radio Joey. Music, weak. SINPO 24332.
6325 1915 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6422 1947 Studio 52. "Kids in America," ID, greet Dr Tim. SINPO 34333.
6920 1930 Trans Europe Radio. ID, Alphaville "Sounds Like A Melody." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thurs Jul 18

3905 1957 Radio Activity. Rolling Stones "It's All Over Now." SINPO 34333.
4026 2007 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Norris px. Dance, utility QRM. SINPO 43333.
6290 1948 Radio Telstar. Foreigner "Urgent," ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6290 2024 Radio Python. Alternative mx, ID, said signing off. SINPO 44333.
6306 1943 Radio Odynn. The Knack "My Sharona," ID. SINPO 44333.
6400 2016 Radio Caroline Int. ID jingle, "More More More." Whistle from weak signal. SINPO 53433.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wed Jul 17

4026 2042 Laser Hot Hits. Instr mx, co-ch LSB QRM. SINPO 33333.
6291 1910 Radio Skywire. "Runaway Train," "Hungry Heart," ID. SINPO 34333.
6292 2018 Radio Mazda. ID, greets, Dutch mx. SINPO 54444.
6305 2022 Cupid Radio. Dance mx, ID, greets. SINPO 55444.
6400 2027 Radio Yellow Submarine. Dance mx, ID jingle. SINPO 54444.
6425 2030 Radio Zeewolf. Proclaimers "Letter from America." SINPO 44333.
6435 1916 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch mx, ID, again overmodulated. SINPO 54443.
6450 2049 Radio Readymix. Shadows, talk in Dutch. SINPO 54444.
6900L 2036 Baltic Sea Radio. Latin Am mx, ID jingle. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tues Jul 16

3905 1940 Radio Activity. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
4026 2003 Laser Hot Hits. A-Ha "You're the One," early Chris Moyles recordings. SINPO 44333.
6240 2048 Virgin Radio. Instr mx. SINPO 54444.
6290 2102 Radio Witte Reus. ID 'back on shortwave,' instr mx. SINPO 54444.
6305 1905 Radio Merlin Int. "You're The Voice," "Werewolves of London." SINPO 44433.
6325 2053 Radio Kiloherz. "Summertime Blues," ID, The Beatles "Revolution." SINPO 44333.
6435 1948 Radio Zwarte Panter. Polka, instr mx. Overmodulated signal. SINPO 54444.
6735u 1955 Cool AM. Jingles, "Hold Back the Night." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sun Jul 14

3905 2033 Radio Likedeeler. German mx, phone nos, The Kinks. SINPO 54444.
4026 2028 Laser Hot Hits. Jon & Vangelis "I'll Find My Way Home." SINPO 44433.
6210 2013 Radio Goudenster. Polka. SINPO 34333.
6217 0950 Radio King SW. Oldies, usual poor modulation. SINPO 34332.
6260 0857 Radio Playback Int. ID jingles, "More More More." SINPO 34333.
6260 1659 Shortwave Gold. ID jingles, Grace Jones song. SINPO 44433.
6270 0840 Hitradio Rode Baron. Country mx. SINPO 44433.
6280 0904 Radio Boomerang. Pet Boy Boys "Always on My Mind," Queen "Radio Ga Ga." ID 0922. SINPO 44433.
6280 Radio Mazda. Dutch mx, signing off. SINPO 54444.
6300 1055 Radio Norton. Moved from 6325. Dutch mx. SINPO 34333.
6300 1633 Radio Morning Star. "Mama Told Me Not to Come." SINPO 54444.
6305 2008 Radio Powerliner. Rock n roll. SINPO 34333,
6325 1027 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6400 2018 Radio Dr Tim (via relay). Jingles, polka. SINPO 44433.
6553 1008 Radio Zeewolf. Polka. SINPO 54444.
6745 1050 Radio Pink Panther. "Smoke on the Water." SINPO 34333.
15870u 1000 Radio Spaceshuttle. IDs, greets, folk mx. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sat Jul 13

4026 0845 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx. SINPO 24332.
5800 2004 Radio Tower. "It's My Life," ID, greets, Banarama song. SINPO 54444.
6240 1905 Radio Mustang. ID, greets, 60s mx. SINPO 54444.
6250 2017 Radio Black Arrow. Lady GaGa "Poker Face," ID, greets. SINPO 54444.
6260 1949 Shortwave Gold. Duran Duran "Don't Say a Prayer," co-channel QRM. SINPO 53443.
6270 1900 Hitradio Roter Baron. Version of "Pump Up the Jam." SINPO 54444.
6285 1925 Radio Goudenster. Dutch mx. SINPO 44333.
6295 0822 Radio TWN (Lowland). Moody Blues "Go Now." SINPO 24332.
6295 1855 Radio TWN. "Highway to Hell", "School's Out." SINPO 54444.
6306 1850 Radio Telstar. Rock n roll, "Born to be Wild." SINPO 54444.
6306 2012 Radio Rob. Visage "Fade to Grey." SINPO 44433.
6745 1931 Radio Pioneer. ID jingle, oldies. SINPO 44433.
6925 1919 Trans Europe Radio. "Cathy's Clown," "Una Paloma Blanca." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fri Jul 12

6260 2105 Radio Playback Int. Back on the air. Pilot "Magic," ID, Bay City Rollers "Bye Bye Baby." SINPO 54444.
6270 2047 Hit Radio Roter Baron."The Irish Rover," ID jingle "Smoke on the Water." SINPO 44433.
6277u 2100 Radio Python. Alternative mx. SINPO 34433.
6285 2003 Radio Black Arrow. Darude "Sandstorm" and off. SINPO 44433.
6305 2000 Radio Merlin Int. Blancmange "Living on the Ceiling," het from weaker station. SINPO 43433.
6400 2040 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Jingles, dance/pop. SINPO 34333.
6423 2012 Studio 52. Laura Braningan "Self Control." SINPO 34333.
6745 2005 Radio Pink Panther. Gilbert O'Sullivan "Clare." SINPO 34333.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thurs Jul 11

3905 2000 Skyline International Radio. Boney M "Brown Girl in the Ring," ID, greets. SINPO 44333.
4026 1950 Laser Hot Hits. Dire Straits "Industrial Disease." SINPO 44433.
6285 1853 Radio Goudenster. ID, Dutch songs. SINPO 24332.
6293 1850 Radio Odynn. IDs, polka, greets. SINPO 34333.
6325 1845 Older Timer Radio. Country music, jingle ID. SINPO 54444.
6400 2047 Radio Goofy. America "Horse With No Name," dogs barking. SINPO 34333.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wed Jul 10

3905 2200 Radio Activity. Signing off, greetings to Batavia. Weak-fair. SINPO 24332. 
4026 1915 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott px. Daft Punk song. SINPO 34333.
6285 1932 Radio Goudenster. Polka, audio test. SINPO 24332.
6292 1927 Radio Mazda. "Railroad Man," sudden off, back on 1940. SINPO 54444.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Tues Jul 9

4026 2147 Laser Hot Hits. London Beat song, fady signal. SINPO 44433. 
6285 1758 Radio Goudenster. Instr mx, IDs. SINPO 24332.
6295 1753 Radio Odynn. CCR "Bad Moon Rising," then The Knack "My Sharona." SINPO 34333.
6325 1747 Radio Norton. "Starry Starry Night," cd 1815. SINPO 34333.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Mon Jul 8

4026 1900 Laser Hot Hits. Blur "There's No Other Way," then Bananarama. SINPO 34333.
6291 2005 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Rap mx, jingles, talk about peace. SINPO 34333.
6425 1750 Radio Dutchwing. Country mx, ID. SINPO 34333.
6435 1745 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6980 2040 Unid. Kasabian song. No IDs heard. Suggestion in pirate chat was Rock Radio Network. No ID heard but strong signal. SINPO 54444.

Free radio recordings updated

It has been a while but I've finally got round to putting a few more short clips into the Free Radio Recordings file. These were made in November and December last year.

The new clips are from: Crazy Wave Radio, Radio Zwarte Panter, Radio Pink Panther, Radio Zomerzon, Radio Witte Reus, Radio Twentana, Radio Nora and Radio AC DC.

Just click on the file you would like to hear in the box on the right of this page.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sun Jul 7

4026 0831 Laser Hot Hits. Phil Oakley "Electric Dreams." SINPO 24332.
6200 1907 Radio AC DC.  AC DC songs. SINPO 34333.
6210 0720 Technical Man. Dutch songs, ID in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
6220 0845 Radio Northpole. Music, ID in pirate chat. SINPO 24332.
6260 1913 Shortwave Gold. Rolling Stones "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," ID jingle, co-channel CVC. SINPO 33333.
6285 1900 Radio Morning Star. Country mx. SINPO 34333.
6295 0735 Radio Lowland. Four Tops "Reach Out I'll Be There." SINPO 34333.
6300 1852 Radio Mustang. REM "Losing My Religion." SINPO 54444.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Sat Jul 6

3905 2232 Radio Alice. ID, instr mx, Dutch song. SINPO 34333. 
4026 2240 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx. SINPO 34333. 
5800 2245 Radio Tower. Moved from 5825. "Knock on Wood." Also ann 1611. SINPO 34333.
5825 1854 Radio Tower. Schlagers. SINPO 34333.  
6245 1755 The Technical Man. Electr instr mx, ID in English. SINPO 44433.
6260 1748 Summerfest Radio (almost certainly via SW Gold). Donna Summer "On the Radio," co-channel CVC Tashkent. SINPO 33333.
6295 2205 Radio Lowland. Sade "Smooth Operator," then "Knock on Wood." SINPO 34333.
6300 1820 Radio Rainbow. Alessi Brothers "Oh Lori." SINPO 34333.
6305 1825 Radio Python. Relay of Slay Radio (internet station). SINPO 24332.
6305 1838 Technical Man. Moved from 6245. Python cd. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
6325 1800 Radio Norton. Booker T & MGs "Green Onions." SINPO 34333.
6450 2210 Radio Readymix. Ace of Bass "All that She Wants." SINPO 34333.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Fri Jul 5

4026 2240 Laser Hot Hits. Music, weak signal unfortunately. SINPO 24332. 
5811 2222 Continental Radio. The Knack "My Sharona," ID, greetings, jingles. SINPO 34333.
6260 2230 Summerfest Radio. Ike & Tina Turner "Riverdeep Mountain High." SINPO 54444.
6287 2207 Radio Underground. Closing down. SINPO 34333.
6300 2215 TRX Radio. Blues mx. SINPO 54444.
6306 2205 Radio Odynn. Hawkwind "Silver Machine," ID and contact details, splash 6300. SINPO 34333.
6745 2202 Radio Pioneer. "We Can Work It Out." SINPO 44444.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Thurs Jul 4

4026 2230 Laser Hot Hits. Dance mx. SINPO 44433.
6210 2052 Sluwe Vos Radio. Dance mx. SINPO 54444.
6260 2213 Summerfest Radio. Via relay. "Let Me Help," "Beautiful Noise." SINPO 54444.
6270 2057 Radio Merlin Int. ID, "Stay With Me Baby." SINPO 44433.                        

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Wed Jul 3

4026 2030 Laser Hot Hits. Blur "There's No Other Way." SINPO 34333.
6210 2020 Ramm Radio via Sluwe Vos Radio. Rammstein music. SINPO 44433.
6260 2025 Unid. Summerfest Radio relay. "I Found Loving," Fatback Band, weather. SINPO 54444. Probably via SW Gold.
6296 2158 Polaris Radio. "Dizzy," fair signal. SINPO 34333.
6305 2010 Radio Python. Relay of internet station Slay Radio, electro mx. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Less raids for pirate radio stations

Either there are less pirate radio stations around these days, or they are getting smarter by not getting caught.
Ofcom raids on ‘pirate’ radio stations have more than halved in number over the past five years, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act, and seen by RadioToday.
The previously unpublished data reveals that the number of operations conducted by Ofcom against illegal broadcasters fell from 927 in 2007 to 431 in 2012, with only 39 operations conducted outside London last year.
The number of successful convictions for illegal broadcasting dropped from 37 in 2007 to just seven in 2012. The average fine fell to £225, and average costs awarded down to £350. The maximum penalties that can be imposed at Crown Court are an unlimited fine and two years in prison.

However the number of complaints about interference from pirates also reduced, from 535 in 2010 to 324. Last year saw 67 complaints from licensed broadcasters, including community and RSL stations; and 256 from listeners.

According to the Ofcom data, the last occasion where a pirate endangered ‘safety of life’ was in September 2010, affecting London’s air traffic control centre in Swanwick, Hampshire.
More recently, an incident in 2012 at London City Airport was initially classified as having affected safety of life, but was subsequently downgraded. In total, 42 of last year’s incidents involved aeronautical equipment, while two affected the emergency services.

The figures highlight Ofcom’s struggle to permanently close down illegal stations. One station in London – Shine FM, broadcasting on 87.9FM - was raided 20 times in 2012.
Twelve further stations were raided ten or more times in the year: Blazin FM, dΓ©jΓ  vu FM, House FM, Klick, Kool FM, Lightning FM, On Top FM, Origin FM, Playback, TSOL, Vibes FM and WBLS FM.
In total across the year, Ofcom’s operations included 13 raids on studios, and 148 seizures of the main illegal transmitter.

(Source: Radio Today via Garry Stevens Free Radio Board)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Tues Jul 2

4026 1955 Laser Hot Hits. The Prodigy "Firestarter." Ute QRM. SINPO 33333.
6260 1930 Unid. Relay of Summerfest Radio 87.9 (a licensed UK RSL radio station). Possibly via Shortwave Gold. Co-channel QRM. SINPO 53443. Clear channel after 2000 .. SINPO 54444.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mon Jul 1

3905 2022 Radio Alice. Instr mx, ID jingles. SINPO 44433.
4026 2015 Laser Hot Hits. "Mexican Magic." Some ute QRM. SINPO 43433.
6450 2027 Radio Readymix. Rock n roll, ID. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)