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)