Monday, June 30, 2014

Mon Jun 30

4015 1911 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6210 1850 Shortwave Gold. Oldies, jingles, het from another signal on 6210.5. SINPO 32332.
6290 1845 Radio Telstar. "I Fought the Law," closing down. SINPO 54444.
6322 1854 Radio Python. Queens of the Stone Age, greetings, Arcade Fire, talk about Atlantic Radio. SINPO 44433.
6525 1835 Radio Grutte Pier. Oldies. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sun Jun 29

4015 1818 Laser Hot Hits. Kinks "You Really Got Me." SINPO 24332.
6205 0751 Radio King SW. Oldies, splash from Paardenkracht. SINPO 43433.
6210 0746 Radio Paardenkracht. Sister Sledge "We Are Family." SINPO 44444.
6210 1749 Shortwave Gold. Rose Royce "Carwash," ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6239 0800 Radio Marabu. Rammstein, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6285 0840 Radio Focus Int. "Because of You," ID, email address, SMS number, "The Final Countdown." SINPO 34333.
6291 1738 Radio Rainbow. Dance music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6300 0825 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
7300 0805 Radio U Boat 66. Soft Cell "Tainted Love." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sat Jun 28

4015 1948 Laser Hot Hits. XTC "Making Plans for Nigel." SINPO 34333.
6210 1800 Shortwave Gold. Oldies and jingles. SINPO 24332.
6239 1738 Radio Marabu. Rock, strong. SINPO 54444.
6285 1730 Radio Focus Int Divynls "I Touch Myself," Lightning Seeds "Life of Riley." SINPO 44433.
6300 1910 Radio Akenzo. Osmonds "Crazy Horses," utility splash. SINPO 43333.
6305 1858 Radio Klabautermann. "Birdie Song," ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6306 1912 Radio Akenzo. Move from 6300. SINPO 44444.
6325 1915 Bogusman. Propaganda "Duel", apologising for the tracking on the record, some utility QRM. SINPO 54444.
6400 2010 Radio Python. New Order "Blue Monday," good-strong signal. SINPO 54444.
6450 1743 Radio Ronalisa. Only using 2W, audio just audible. SINPO 24332.
6735U 2027 Cool AM. Blues music. SINPO 34433.
6803 1755 Radio Pink Panther. Tina Charles "Feels Like I'm In Love," strong utility on 6802. SINPO 42342.
6915 1923 Premier Radio. "Too Late for Goodbyes," "Love Changes Everything." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fri Jun 27

4015 2042 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Bucks Fizz. SINPO 34333.
6210 2033 Shortwave Gold. Gary's Gang, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6220 2028 Radio Tango Italia. Tango music. SINPO 34333.
6240 2023 Radio Marabu. Alternative music. SINPO 44333.
6285 2018 Radio Focus Int. James Blunt "You're Beautiful." SINPO 54444.
6305 2007 Radio Rainbow Int. Greetings, ID, talk about peace & democracy. SINPO 54444.
6320 2012 Radio Caroline Int. ID jingles, easy listening music. SINPO 44433.
6450 2055 Radio Python. Alternative music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thurs Jun 26

4015 2042 Laser Hot Hits. "Heat is On," talking about Eurovision song contest. SINPO 44333.
6210 1846 Shortwave Gold. Diso music, some SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.
6220 2051 Radio Powerliner. Barrel organ music, rock, ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6280 1835 Radio Merlin Int. Blues  rock. SINPO 34333.
6290 2020 Radio Odynn. Hollies "Air That I Breathe." SINPO 54444.
6306 2026 Radio Underground. "Einstein A Go Go," polka, ID, testing antenna after it fell down. SINPO 54444.
6323 2036 Radio Akenzo. "Born to be Alive," ID, greetings, talk in Dutch. SINPO 44333.
6450 1840 Studio 52. Kim Wilde "Cambodia." SINPO 44333.
11402U 1950 Over 60 Degrees Radio. Finnish blues music show. SINPO 34433.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wed Jun 25

4015 1915 Laser Hot Hits. Radio Caroline recordings. SINPO 34333.
6210 1910 Shortwave Gold. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6220 1900 Free Radio Victoria. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6240 1855 Jamaica Radio. Dutch music, some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6280 1851 Radio Merlin Int. Human League "Keeping Feeling Fascination." SINPO 34333.
6290 1845 Radio Uferlos (tent). Rock music. SINPO 44433.
6322 1921 Radio Python. ID, greetings, alternative music. SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tues Jun 24

4015 1938 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott talking about Lib Dems. "Amigo," SINPO 34333.
6175 1931 Radio Nordsee Int. "Pictures of Matchstick Men," "I'll Be There for You," ID and address in German. SINPO 34333.
6200 1918 Sluwe Vos Radio. Rammstein, then Baccara "Yes Sir I Can Boogie." SINPO 54444.
6240 1952 Radio Ronalisa. Polka. SINPO 24332.
6305 1923 Radio Rode Adelaar. Polka, ID, email address. SINPO 44333.
6400L 1942 Over 60 Degree Radio. Blues music. SINPO 34333.
6526 1927 Radio Grutte Pier. "Eye of the Tiger," "Pictures of Matchstick Men." SINPO 44333.
6950 1935 LHH via Radio Blackbeard. Strawbs "Part of the Union," strong but slightly overmodulated. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR) 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sun Jun 22

4015 1830 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6201 1709 Radio Joey. Spash from BBCWS on 6195, plus het from carrier on 6200. SINPO 32332.
6205 0830 Radio King Shortwave. ID jingles, oldies. SINPO 24332.
6210 1811 Shortwave Gold. Disco. SINPO 34333.
6220 1753 Hitmix Radio. Move from 6320. SINPO 54444.
6240 1807 Radio Foxfire. "I Love Rock n Roll," ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
6255 0825 Radio Focus Int (pres). Recording of  BBC Radio Norfolk offshore radio special. SINPO 34333.
6285 1714 Radio Telstar. Johnny Cash, said closing soon. SINPO 44433.
6285 1724 Radio Foxfire. QSO Telstar, "Baby Come Back." SINPO 34333.
6280 0818 Radio Merlin Int. Joe Jackson "Is She Really Going Out With Him," SINPO 34333.
6291 1743 Radio Joey. Move from 6201. ID, "Love is A Battlefield." SINPO 44433.
6295 0810 Radio Altrex. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6305 1828 Radio Black Arrow. Dance music. SINPO 54444.
6320 1735 Hitmix Radio. Instr music. SINPO 44433.
6325 1747 Radio Etherfreak. ID, greetings, closing down. SINPO 34333.
6380U 1819 Radio Minipower. Jazz music. SINPO 34433.
6803 1757 Pink Panther Radio. Oldies. SINPO 44444.
9301 1800 Radio Geronimo Shortwave. Sign on, Dave Simpson show, Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower," strong peaks. SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sat Jun 21

3905 1925 Radio Alice. Dutch songs, on after Mustang closed. SINPO 44433.
3906 1841 Radio Mustang. "Walking on Sunshine," "Satellite," occasional IDs. SINPO 54444.
4015 1919 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6205 0855 Radio King SW (tent). Music just audible, poor signal. SINPO 24332.
6220 1911 Radio Flying Dutchman. Greetings, ID, Dutch song. SINPO 54444.
6240 2217 Radio Goudenster. "I Want to Know What Love Is," SINPO 44433.
6255 0845 Radio Focus Int. Recording of tribute to the offshore stations with 60s music, recordings and nostalgia, first broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk. SINPO 34333.
6265 2212 Hitmix Radio. German country, talk in German, ID. SINPO 54444.
6290 1733 Radio Ronalisa. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6290 1907 Radio Rode Adelaar. Instr mx, ID jingles. SINPO 54444.
6316 2230 Radio Doctor Tim. Polka, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6383 2223 NMD Radio. ID, greetings, "Movie Star," SINPO 44433.
6425 1835 Studio 52. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6725 1720 Tower Radio. Dutch song then Boney M. SINPO 34333.
6915 1900 Premier Radio. Oldies and off. SINPO 24332. Heard again at 2255 with documentary about Irish pirate Sunshine Radio. SINPO 44433.
6980 2245 Rock Radio Network (pres). Rock. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

FRS Holland & Radio Geronimo

Dear FRS listeners,

First of all we'd like to thank each and everyone for sending in reports for our June 8th broadcast and the 4 hour repeat (as a kind of test) last Sunday June 15th.
We are very happy with the number of reports we received from all corners of  Europe plus a good number from the USA.
Reports for our June 15th test will be answered very soon. For June 8th one we have to wait till the new QSL is ready printed....this QSL is part of our current  series 'FRS-Holland through the Years'. As always all mail will be handled, that has always been the case.

May we pay your attention to the fact that colleague SW station Radio Geronimo will be conducting a 4 hour broadcast next Sunday June 22ndStart is at 18:00 UTC=19:00 BST=20:00 UTC. Frequency is 9302 kHz/31 metres.

Tune in...and have fun.

73s, have a good weekend!

Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS-team and Chris from Geronimo) 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Fri Jun 20

4015 1933 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart programme. "Native New Yorker." SINPO 34333.
6165 2055 Radio Flying Dutchman. Instrumental music, greetings, T Rex "Get It On."  SINPO 54444.
6210 1920 Shortwave Gold. Soul-funk, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.
6220 1925 Radio Columbia. Al Stewart "Year of the Cat," SINPO 24332.
6220 2052 Radio Mustang. Tina Turner "What's Love Got to do With It," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6240 2028 Radio Tango Italia. Tango music. SINPO 34333.
6264 1910 Radio Rode Adelaar. "Rock Your Baby," ID, greetings, talk in Dutch. SINPO 54444.
6285 2023 Radio Odynn. Rock, ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
6290 2138. Radio Odynn. Now on this frequency. Madness "Baggy Trousers." SINPO 54444.
6295 1905 Radio Joey. Men At Work "Down Under," SINPO 44433.
6305 2152 Radio Focus Int. Absolutely killed by co-channel utility which has been on 6305 all evening.
6803 1915 Radio Pink Panther. Blues rock. SINPO 43333.
6940U 2147 Artem's World Music v Over 60 Degree Radio. African music. SINPO 34433.
6950 2142 Little Feat Radio. ID, greetings, oldies, good levels. SINPO 34333.
6980 2033 Rock Radio Network (pres). Rock music, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thurs Jun 19

4015 2012 Laser Hot Hits. Rap music. SINPO 24332.
6210 1758 Radio AC DC. Otis Redding, fair peaks, but a few minutes later co-channel QRM from another station signing on (believed to be Shortwave Gold). SINPO 24332.
6210 1934 Shortwave Gold. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6280 1720 Radio Tarzan. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6285 1911 Radio Klabautermann. Del Shannon "Runaway," polka, ID. SINPO 34333.
6290 1722 Radio Tarzan. Instr music, move from 6280, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6300 1905 Radio Python. Alternative music, closing due to poor conditions. SINPO 34333.
6300 1927 Radio NMD. "Telstar", ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio Geronimo SW this Sunday

Radio Geronimo Shortwave will be on 31 mtrs  9300khz  this coming Sunday at 1900  BST (1800 UTC).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wed Jun 18

4025 2000 Laser Hot Hits. Koto music. SINPO 24332.
6210 1952 Shortwave Gold. Oldies, ID jingles. SINPO 24332.
6220 1922 Radio Rode Adelaar. "Save Your Kisses for Me," "Lying the Arms of Mary," SINPO 44433.
6268 1943 Carmen Radio. Polka, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6300 1915 Radio Blauwe Panter (tent). Mink de Ville "Spanish Stroll." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

New documentary film about pirate radio

Drowned City is a new film exploring the world of FM pirate radio in London, following the people who spend their time dodging the law to put out their broadcasts out across the city. It recently won the Best UK Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival.  There's a lot more information about the film at its website: www.drownedcity.com



Drowned City Trailer from PG Film on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tues Jun 17

4015 2025 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6210 1825 Shortwave Gold (tent). Weak signal, music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6240 1810 Hitmix Radio. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6287 2015 Car Radio (tent). Oldies, occasional jingles. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sun Jun 15

4015 2007 Laser Hot Hits. Alison Moyet "Weak in the Presence of Beauty," SINPO 34333.
6210 2020 Shortwave Gold. Oldies, het with Radio Seat on 6211. SINPO 32332.
6220 2002 Radio Mustang. Tubeway Army "Are Friends Electric," strong but some utility splash. SINPO 54444.
6239 1956 Radio Underground. Chinese music, ID, email and off. SINPO 44333.
6240 2101 Hitmix Radio. Move from 6322. SINPO 44333.
6260 2035 Radio Flying Dutchman. ID, greetings, "Hey Papa Joe." SINPO 44444.
6280 2052 Radio Verona. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6286 1958 Radio Focus Int. Carly Simon "You're So Vain," announcement, then "Stuck in the Middle With You." SINPO 44444.
6306 2022 Radio Joey. Techno version of "Aquarius," then Level 42, some ute QRM. SINPO 43433.
6322 1952 Radio Etherfreak. Dance music. SINPO 24332.
6322 2057 Hitmix Radio. Schlager, close down. SINPO 44333.
6803 1948 Radio Pink Panther. "One Way Ticket," "War of the Worlds." SINPO 44433.
9301 2045 FRS Holland. Dave Scott's radio waves show with recording of Radio Enterprise from 1980s. SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sat Jun 14

4015 1807 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 24332.
6070 0750 Channel 292. Non-stop Eagles. SINPO 35333.
6095 0840 KBC v Nauen. Coast to Coast Country with Emperor Rosko. Bar Tenders song. SINPO 55555.
6205 0825 Radio King Shortwave. Oldies, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.
6210 1915 Shortwave Gold. Disco. SINPO 34333.
6220 1905 Tip & Elvis Show. Huey Lewis & The News "Power of Love," ID. SINPO 55544.
6240 1922 Oldies Radio (tent). Dutch music. SINPO 24332.
6286 0738 Radio Focus Int. "We Will Rock You," "Starman." SINPO 44333.
6293 1702 Odynn Radio. The Clash "London Calling," ID, then Sex Pistols. SINPO 33333.
6300 1640 Radio Joey. T'Pau "China in Your Hand," SINPO 34333.
6306 1709 Radio Rode Adelaar. Chubby Checker "The Twist." SINPO 44433.
6322 1644 Hitmix Radio. QSO with Pluto, Witte Reus. SINPO 34333.
6323 1753 Radio Python. Electro music. SINPO 44333.
6747 1424 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6803 1430 Radio Pink Panther. "Aint No Mountain High Enough." SINPO 34333.
9510 0830 Radio City v IRRS. "Milk Buggy Boogie," IDs. SINPO 55555.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fri June 13

3905 2035 Skyline International Radio. Queen & David Bowie "Under Pressure," UB40 "Red Red Wine." SINPO 54444.
4015 2040 Laser Hot Hits. "There's A Whole Lot of Loving," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Strong peaks. SINPO 44444.
6205 1900 Radio Tango Italia. Tango music. SINPO 34333.
6210 1925 Shortwave Gold. Disco. SINPO 24332.
6250 2150 Radio Sallandse Boer. ID, talk in Dutch, Tina Turner. SINPO 44433.
6260 2205 RNW. Move from 6300. Techno. SINPO 44433.
6286 1848 Radio Focus Int. Squeeze "Tempted," Scorpions "Winds of Change." SINPO 44333.
6295 1910 Radio Witte Reus. Instr mx. SINPO 34333.
6295 2108 Radio Black Arrow. Sting. SINPO 54444.
6300 2155 RNW. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6925U 1930 Over 60 Degree Radio. Artem's World Music. SINPO 34333.
6940 2210 Little Feat Radio. Phil Collins "Sussuadio," ID, talking about World Cup. SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Weekend programmes from FRS Holland, EMR and Radio City

On Sunday June 15 FRS-Holland will repeat its full last Sunday broadcast via the Internet: http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u
For mobile devices there is a 24 kbps mono stream: http://nednl.net:8000/frsh24.m3u.
Just like last Sunday start is at 15:52 UTC/ 17:52 CEST and 6 hours later close down will be at 22.03 UTC/ 00:03 CEST.
Last Sunday we were not very lucky with propagation conditions. Although good reception was reported from different parts of Europe, also much poorer reception was the case at other locations. Variable... Especially 7700 kHz was poorer than we hoped for although the signal improved during the last 2 hours. Positive was 9302 kHz which replaced 5800 kHz. Knowing we used only relatively low power on 9302, it performed quite well in wide areas of Central Europe.

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Radio City will be on the air on Saturday June 14 between 08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9510 kHz.
There is also the weekly transmission via Radio Mercurs in Riga, Latvia on 1485 kHz on Saturday evenings at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC.
The 4th Saturday of the month there is a transmission via Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265 kHz (carrier and upper side band) at 12.00 to 13.00 UTC
Please send all reports to: citymorecars@yahoo.ca   Thank you!

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EMR 15th June (Testing for the summer conditions):
9485 KHz between 15.00 - 16.00 UTC
7265 KHz between 16.00 - 17.00 UTC
Please send all E.M.R. reports to:  studio@emr.org.uk
Thank you!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thurs Jun 12

4015 1940 Laser Hot Hits. New frequency to escape utility around 4025. Ottawan "DISCO," Blow Monkeys "Doesn't Have to be This Way." SINPO 44333.
6210 1930 Shortwave Gold. "Gimme Some," ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6290 2157 Radio Powerliner. IDs, greetings, ballad. SINPO 54444.
6305 1920 Radio Merlin Int. America "Ventura Highway," jingle, "Missing You." SINPO 34333.
6485 1913 Premier Radio Int. Free "All Right Now," Lynrd Skynrd "Freebird." SINPO 34333.
6935 2005 Little Feat Radio. "Band of Gold," ID and giving email address, "All Right Now," good peaks but static levels fairly high again tonight. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio Flying Dutchman QSL


Very detailed QSL received from Radio Flying Dutchman. Many thanks. His transmitter is homemade with a maximum power of 200W, usually running at 50W. Antenna is inverted-V. He has a new email address: rfdshortwave@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wed Jun 11

6262 1656 Radio Experience. Prince "Raspberry Parade," closed down, some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
6286 1701 Radio Focus Int. "Don't You Want Me Baby," "Fantastic Day." SINPO 34333.
6295 1645 Telstar Radio. ID, greetings, Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6390 1719 Radio Dutchwing. Dire Straits, then CCR "Who Stopped the Rain," occasional IDs. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tues Jun 10

4025 1935 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Greeting listeners, dance music from 80s, utility splash. SINPO 33333.
6210 1915 Shortwave Gold. Disco music, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, June 09, 2014

Mon Jun 9

4025 1940 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, utility QRM and static. SINPO 43333.
6280 1926 Radio Merlin Int. "You've Lost that Loving Feeling." SINPO 24232.
6290 1915 Radio Deutsche Schallplattensender. Schlager, closing down. SINPO 34333.
6305 1910 Radio Pluto. Move from 6320 to avoid utility. "Days of Pearly Spencer,"  ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6803 1919 Radio Pink Panther. Oldies, lot of static. SINPO 54343.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Sun Jun 8

6005 0825 Radio Atlantic 2000 via Radio 700. "The Show Must Go On," strong peaks. SINPO 44444.
6095 0900 KBC via Nauen. Jingles, "This One's For the Girls." SINPO 55555.
6070 0855 Channel 292 (pres). Non-stop rock music. SINPO 34333.
6205 0810 Radio King Shortwave. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6210 1723 Radio Flying Dutchman. ID jingle, Status Quo "Again Again," SINPO 54444 (signals suddenly improved!).
6210 1740 Shortwave Gold. Soul/disco from 70s. SINPO 34333.
6220 1730 Radio Flying Dutchman. Move to avoid co-channel QRM. SINPO 54444.
6220 1826 Radio Tango Italia. Classical music. SINPO 34333.
6240 1710 Radio Casanova. "My Guy," ID, greetings. SINPO 44333.
6240 1751 Skyline Radio Germany. "We Will Rock You." SINPO 24332.
6245 0805 Radio AC DC. Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody," ID and sign off. SINPO 34333.
6280 1804 Radio Merlin Int. "Come on Eileen," Dexys Midnight Runners. SINPO 34333.
6300 1705 Radio Joey. Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U." SINPO 44333.
6305 0818 Radio Merlin Int. Bowie "Life on Mars," SINPO 34333.
6320 0835 Radio Altrex. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6325 1734 Radio Verona. IDs in Dutch/English, instr mx, SINPO 54444.
6725 1645 Tower Radio. ID, Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6803 1650 Radio Pink Panther. Pop, poor signal, lot of static noise. SINPO 24332. Much better at 1806  (SINPO 54444).
6960 1820 Premier Radio. "Brown Eyed Girl," "Play That Funky Music." SINPO 34333.
7590 1400 Trans Europe Radio. Dutch song, ID, greetings, instr music, "Jump for Joy." SINPO 45444.
7700 1630 FRS Holland. Eddie & Hotrods "Do Anything You Wanna Do," SINPO 44333.
9302 1640 FRS Holland. In parallel with 7700, het with carrier on 9305. SINPO 33333.
9485 0830 Radio Atlantic 2000 v MVBR. Parallel with 6005. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Sat Jun 7

3910 2000 Radio Technical Man. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
4025 1955 Laser Hot Hits. Difficult to hear as blasted by utility just below it. SINPO 32432.
6150 1620 Unid. Non-stop music. ELO "Don't Bring Me Down," occasional IDs "This is a test transmission in the 49 metre band." Pirate? SINPO 34333.
6210 2010 Shortwave Gold. Het from station on 6211. Voyage "From East to West." SINPO 43333.
6211 1720 Radio Achterhoekse. Dutch FM pirate, Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6220 2005 Radio Flying Dutchman. "Blue Eyes," greetings. SINPO 54444.
6240 1713 Radio Flying Dutchman. Donna Summer "I Feel Love", "Love Reaction." SINPO 44433.
6255 2030 Radio Telstar South. Roy Orbison "Pretty Woman." SINPO 54444.
6282 1654 Radio Luxemburg. "Rock Star," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," occasional jingle IDs. SINPO 44433.
6282 2022 Radio Pluto. Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK," jingles. SINPO 34333.
6296 1600 Radio Joey. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6320 1935 Delta Radio. Polka. SINPO 44433.
6425 1748 Studio 52. Move from 6450. Bangles "Walk Like An Egyptian,"  ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
6450 1550 Studio 52. U2 "In the Name of Love." SINPO 34333.
6747 1611 Radio Pioneer. Thin Lizzy "Whisky in the Jar." SINPO 44433.
6803 1605 Radio Pink Panther.  Blondie "Denis Denis," Heatwave "Boogie Nights." SINPO 34333.
6925 1947 Station QRP. ID, blues music. SINPO 34333.
6960 1941 Premier Radio. Frank Sinatra "Come Fly With Me." SINPO 34333.
9800 1634 Radio Minipower. Disco music, said only using 5W. SINPO 34333. Switched to USB at 1636 (SINPO 44434)
9905L 1628 Baltic Sea Radio. Pop, seagulls jingle, short breaks in audio. SINPO 34433.

(via Twente SDR)

Atlantic 2000 and FRS Holland relays

Atlantic 2000 International 32nd anniversary show
Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this Sunday 8th June from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC on 6005 and 9485 kHz (+ stream).  email: atlantic2000international@gmail.com

Also on Sunday June 8th FRS-Holland will be on air with a regular Sunday evening broadcast.
We start at 15:52 UTC (17:52 CEST) and 6 hours later close down will be at 22.03 UTC (00:03 CEST).
Frequencies will be 7700 kHz/ 39 metres as well as 9301 kHz/31 metres.
Programmes will consist of the well known line up including FRS Magazine/PV, the German Show/Jan van Dijk, Dave Scott/Radio Waves, 1980s Show/Paul Graham FRS Golden Show/Roger Davis.
Previous reports will be verified as soon as possible.....don't worry!

On Sunday June 15th we will repeat the broadcast via the Internet:  http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u
For mobile devices there is a 24 kbps mono stream: http://nednl.net:8000/frsh24.m3u

73s, the FRS team
e-mail:  frs@frsholland.nl

Friday, June 06, 2014

Fri Jun 6

4025 2010 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6210 1923 Shortwave Gold. ID jingles, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6220 1927 Radio Tango Italia. Tango music. SINPO 34333.
6240 2000 Radio Mustang (pres). "You Win Again," strong but no IDs. SINPO 54444.
6281 1949 Hitmix Radio. ID jingle, talk in German, "Summer in the City." SINPO 54444.
6290 1932 Radio Ronalisa. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6296 1910 Radio Joey. Soft rock. SINPO 44433.
6305 1944 Radio Marabu. Alternative music, talk in German. SINPO 54444.
6320 1937 Radio Norton. Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6803 1919 Radio Pink Panther. Ottawan "DISCO", some utility splash. SINPO 43433.
6935 2013 Little Feat Radio. Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Woman," ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Pirate radio is going the way of other mass media

FLEX FM is one of London’s best-known radio stations. For 22 years it has broadcast a mixture of house, garage, jungle and techno music; its DJs appear at parties across the city. Yet its primary output is illegal. Flex FM’s studio is in a secret spot in south-west London and its transmitters are hidden at the top of council tower blocks. Every few months Ofcom, Britain’s broadcast regulator, rings up to suggest the station gets a licence, says Daniel James, a DJ. “But that’s not for us.”

Britain has had pirate radio stations since the 1960s, when Radio Caroline broadcast from a ship in the North Sea. In the 1990s unlicensed operators helped drive the rise of British types of dance music such as jungle and garage. Now that anyone can broadcast on the internet, illegal transmissions might seem unnecessary. Yet pirate stations survive, particularly in London. Around 75 broadcast regularly from within the capital, according to Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, and around ten do so 24 hours a day.

To read full article go to:
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21603476-pirate-radio-going-way-other-mass-media-plank-walk

(via Mike Terry, Radioanoraksuk)

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Thurs Jun 5

4025 2044 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
6220 2031 Radio Tango Italia. IDs, tango music. SINPO 44333.
6240 2025 Radio Python. Ambient music, strong peaks, some utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
6240 2052 Radio Mazda. "Venus," ID, greeting listeners. SINPO 44433.
6301 2015 Radio Seat. Dutch music, greetings. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Wed Jun 4

6210 1631 Radio Mustang. Kim Wilde "View from a Bridge," finally IDed 1708. SINPO 44433.
6240 1715 Radio Casanova. Move from 6265. Dutch abd country songs. SINPO 44433.
6265 1710 Radio Casanova. Instr music, IDs, greetings, ute QRM. SINPO 43433.
6285 1625 Telstar Radio. Johnny Cash song, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6296 1705 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6305 1637 Radio Merlin Int. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6747 1700 Radio Pioneer. "For the Longest Time," SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

400 pirate radio stations in Valencia

I spotted this article in the latest edition of "Communication," the British DX Club's monthly magazine, and managed to track it down online. It looks at the pirate radio situation in Spain, in particular Valencia where the article on the El Pais website says there are 400 stations broadcasting without a licence.

But that it not the country's biggest pirate hotspot. According to the Spanish Commercial Radio Broadcasting Authority there are even more unlicensed stations in the Canary Islands and Andalusia.

Obviously the commercial stations are very unhappy with the situation and want the authorities to take action.

Here is part of the article on the English language website of El Pais.
"A mixing console, a computer, an antenna and a small transmitter worth a total of €1,500 is all that you need to take control of a radio frequency. This is the equipment used by a thirtysomething who broadcasts dance music sessions out of J├ívea, a popular resort on the Mediterranean coast.

“I don’t do this for profit,” he replies via email. Yet his website offers ad space, mobile disco services and even t-shirts. Juan (an assumed name) juggles his dexterity at the mic with a day job as a Civil Guard officer, according to the local businessman who has filed a complaint with the Spanish military police about the amateur DJ's activities.

Pirates have taken the Valencian airwaves by storm. More than 400 unlicensed stations are broadcasting across the region with near complete impunity, sometimes even pushing out the legal stations by interfering with their frequencies.

The government’s sluggishness when it comes to issuing fines for this activity, coupled with the technical complexity involved in catching wrongdoers, has created a breeding ground for a movement that has been growing since 2007.

The outlaw broadcasters are also contributing to the flow of layoffs and shutdowns at the 125 legal stations operating in the country, and whose advertising revenues have been slashed by half, according to industry figures."

To read the whole article go to: http://elpais.com/m/elpais/2014/05/01/inenglish/1398940943_100116.html


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Tues Jun 3

4025 2048 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 54444.
6280 1945 Radio Merlin Int. Bryan Ferry "Let's Stick Together," Lenny Kravitz "Are You Goin g My Way." SINPO 34333.
6290 2008 Radio Pluto. "Pretty Brown Eyes," ID jingles. SINPO 44333.
6290 2039 Radio Python. Back on. Greetings, chat, indie sounds. SINPO 44333.
6295 1935 Radio Python. ID, greetings, alternative music, sudden off. SINPO 44433.
6300 2000 Radio Mazda. Dire Straits "Walk of Life," instr music. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

QSL from Station QRP


QSL received from low power Dutch station, Station QRP, using just 8 watts. In his reply he said: "QRP is all about propagation, timing and antenna basics. In comparison to Dutch powerhouses I find it very challenging to reach as far as possible. Plus I live in a highly populated area so I must be very careful not causing interference…" Thanks for the QSL.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Sun Jun 1

4025 1800 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6060 0815 Radio Face de Blatte. French pop. SINPO 35333.
6205 0845 Radio King SW. Dead of Alive "You Spin Me Round." SINPO 34333.
6265 0835 Power AM. Jean Michelle Jarre, "Days of Pearly Spancer," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6266 1725 Radio Onda Caliente. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.
6280 1452 Radio Silverback. Easy listening music. SINPO 34333.
6285 0828 Radio Focus Int. Undertones "Teenage Kicks," co-ch Power AM. SINPO 33333. In clear after Power AM moved to 6265.
6292 0910 Radio Scotland Int. Testing transmitter, Elton John "Saturday Night." SINPO 54444.
6300 0823 Radio Verona. ID jingles, Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6300 1746 Radio Merlin Int. "Aint No Stopping Us Now," SINPO 44433.
6305 1443 Radio Rode Adelaar. "Keep on Smiling." SINPO 44433.
6306 1629 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6325 1719 Telstar Radio. "Why Can't You Tell Me," SINPO 54444.
6385 1741 Radio Altrex. "Didn't I See You Crying." SINPO 24332.
6930 1735 Little Feat Radio. "Papa Told Me." SINPO 34333.
6950 1708 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. Martin Scott show. Foreigner "Urgent." SINPO 54444.
7300 0915 U Boat 66 Radio. Soft Cell "Tainted Love," SINPO 24332.
7450 0941 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. Scouting for Girls "You'll Never Keep Me Down". SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)