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)


Anonymous said...

That's awful, and not in the spirit of free radio by anyone's standards. I have heard of only a handful of similar experiences in the past. During the late 1970's, there was a British pirate station called Radio Enoch, which was the mouthpiece for an pro-right wing group called People Against Marxism. It's racist output did not sit well with the music pirates on 48 meters, of which there were many British ones at the time. They retaliated by jamming the signals of Enoch on 6240 kHz. Radio Enoch dismissed the music pirates as "flea powered nuisances" but in fact, the jamming did help bring an end to the Radio Enoch phenomenon.

And then in the early 1990's, between July 1992 and Summer 1994, there was a service of Radio Caroline on shortwave: I think they used 6210 kHz, with programmes recorded aboard the impounded Ross Revenge and then rebroadcast from an installation in Ireland, which was still relatively liberal towards SW piracy. So, in a way, between the end of its offshore era and the relaunch as an internet/satellite station, Caroline did spend some time as a landbased pirate operation. I heard rumours at the time that some of the UK landbased stations were not happy about the powerhouse Caroline signal on 48 meters and that some wanted to jam it. But I do not think that this actually occured.

Of course, the jamming signal might come from a legal installation. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that some government has taken international telecoms laws into their own hands. Didn't R.T.E. attempt to jam Radio Nova and the other "super-pirates" during the early 80's?

uk dxer said...

See my logs for Sunday ... jamming is continuing. Certainly much discussion (and anger) in Iann's pirate chat ( most believe jamming station located in The Netherlands. What his motive is, I have no idea?

Anonymous said...

Radio Enoch - racist output? But Enoch Powell was right - as what he predicted has happened today. Its not racist to talk about immigration. I also heard this Radio Enoch in 1990 with a powerful FM signal

Anonymous said...

does any one think it might be the dutch radio authority,s doin the jamming.? no british stations has been jammed. have they.? so why pick on dutch stations to jam.? ideas wellcome.

Anonymous said...

radio underground was jammed on several freq's and is a u.k station.

uk dxer said...

Jamming seemed to have stopped Sunday afternoon. We have to see if it starts up again.

I wonder if it is a disgruntled pirate wanting to cause some mayhem or the Dutch telecom authorities targeting shortwave pirates. They might have mistook Underground for a Dutch pirate ... as he plays lots of Dutch music.

It has also been suggested jammer is monitoring stations using the Twente SDR so when a station moves he can follow them.

Anonymous said...

This is a radio blog. It is not the space to be discussing immigration policy. Nevertheless, whilst it is not racist to have a debate about immigration (BBC Radio 5 Live does it every other day), Radio Enoch, and its forerunner, Two Spires Radio (1978/9) is generally considered to have broadcast material praising South Africa's apartheid regime, criticising Margaret Thatcher as "wet" and mocking Africans as subhumans. In 1984, the British soul pirate Radio Invicta carried out the only known interview with the operators of Radio Enoch. This was later published in the 1985 book "Rebel Radio" by Hind and Mosco. The operators clarified that they did consider themselves to be motivated by the politics of race.

In any case, Radio Enoch's broadcasts became increasingly sporadic during the early 1980's and it is not believed to have made any transmissions for over 20 years.