Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wed Dec 31

Happy New Year!

3325 1547 Misti Radio. Testing on usual freq. Rock. SINPO 24332.
6207 1603 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Many IDs, dance mx. SINPO 34333.
6238 1710 Radio Pirana. Non-stop Latin American music, via European relay, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6267 1554 Skyline Radio Germany. Rock. SINPO 34333.
6284 1559 Radio Black Arrow. Inst mx, signing off. SINPO 54444.
6284 1652 Radio Underground. DT song, ID, greetings, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6295 1611 Radio Babysitter (Black Bandit). Country and DT mx. SINPO 54444.
6305 1658 Radio Merlin Int. Supergrass, talk about NY Eve. SINPO 34333.
6803 1608 Radio Pink Panther. Country mx. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Nord AM on New Year's Day

Dear all,

2014 is almost over and we're looking forward to an exciting New Year with great music from all over the world. So why not welcome 2015 together with our little, tiny radio-show called NordAM? We bring you some nice Indie tunes as well as some random chatter in German. Sounds great, anyway, doesn't it?

Okay. Anyway: Here's our schedule:

January 1
1300-1400 UTC: 7310 kHz
1500-1600 UTC: 6005 kHz
1800-1900 UTC: 3985 kHz
(All frequencies via Kall-Krekel, Germany, power: 1 kW)

Please see to find out how you can listen to us via the internet. You are invited to pay a visit to our Facebook page where we'll also post the links for our live-streaming: By the way, detailed reception reports will be confirmed with a printed OR electronic QSL-card. (Please note that everyone who listens to us via WebSDR or a live-stream will receive an eQSL.) Our address is nordam @ Please allow us some time to answer your reports.

Our broadcast is made possible thanks to SHORTWAVESERVICE and our friends at RADIO 700. See their website or for more info about their services. (They're great, trust us!)

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and lots of fun in the world of radio.

All the best,
Torben & Daniel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

RTE told to stop jamming pirate radio signals
30 December 2014

Pirate radio stations caused quite the stir in 1984, creating a headache for both the RTÉ and the Government.

Unlicensed, pirate radio stations flourished in Ireland in the early 1980s — providing younger listeners an alternative to the state broadcaster.

Amongst them, were the Dublin stations of Sunshine Radio and Nova — which employed a full roster of presenters.

Jamming signals:
Due to pirate radio stations setting up shop on frequencies with no licence, the Government moved to impose further regulations on them. Meanwhile, RTÉ also attempted to put a stop to stations using illegal frequencies by putting out jamming signals.

There was cause for concern as the frequencies being used and the jamming signals impacted on phone lines, as well as frequencies used by hospitals and airports.

In state files released under the 30 year rule, a letter from Dublin City Council to the Government said they “deplored” the situation with pirate radio stations and was becoming a public safety matter as people could not reach doctors when the phones were out of use.

The Taoiseach at the time, the late Garret Fitzgerald, received a number of letters from members of the public, particularly young people, asking for the Government to intervene and begin granting more broadcasting licences.

Read the full article at: 

(via Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Test transmission from Radio Cochiguaz

We will do a test transmission the 31st of December 2014 on the last day of this year.  The frequency will be around 6300kHz but check our website for more accurate information just before transmission begin at 02.00 UTC.

73's from Quri Chakana

Estaremos haciendo una emisión de prueba el 31 de diciembre, en el ultimo día del año. La frecuencia sera alrededor de 6300kHz. Visite nuestra pagina WEB para información mas exacta, que estará disponible minutos antes de iniciar la transmisión a las 02.00 UTC.

73's de Quri Chakana

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sun Dec 28

3930 1700 Radio Focus Int. Version of "12 Days of Christmas." SINPO 34333.
6005 1000 Radio Mi Amigo v R700. DT programme, oldies. SINPO 55444.
6065L 1655 Radio Mi Amigo v Sala, Sweden. Broadcasting in LSB. Station info,  Rubettes. SINPO 55544.
6070 0955 Radio Marabu v Ch292. Female presenter, GM talk, alternative mx. SINPO 45433.
6220 0930 Radio Ronnie. Music. Weak signal. SINPO 24332.
6246 1014 Radio BZN. BZN music, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6267 0915 Skyline Radio Germany. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6285 0925 Radio Focus Int. Christmas music. SINPO 34333.
6295 1009 Crazy Wave Radio. ID, GM talk, oldies, strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
6305 0920 Radio Merlin Int. "Seasons in the Sun," SINPO 34333.
6380 0950 Radio Altrex. Pop. SINPO 24332.
6395 1650 Weekend Music Radio. ID, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6870 0852 Radio Samuray. Easy listening mx. SINPO 24332.
6943 0848 Radio Enterprise. Nik Kershaw. SINPO 34333.
6995L 1705 Baltic Sea Radio. "Johnny Be Good," ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
7300 0845 Radio Arcadia. Easy lisening mx. SINPO 24332.
7600 0840 Radio Polaris. Rammstein. SINPO 44433.
7700 0934 FRS Holland. Waterboys. SINPO 45433.
9335 0939 FRS Holland. Chris de Burgh. //7700. SINPO 24332.
9485 0944 Radio Gloria v MV Baltic. Shakespeare's Sister. SINPO 55444.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sat Dec 27

3930 1645 Radio Focus Int. Icicle Works. SINPO 34333.
6065 1546 Radio City v Sala, Sweden. ID, IT song. SINPO 55444.
6070 1103 Radio Marabu v Ch292. Alternative mx, GM talk by YL. SINPO 45444.
6205 1640 Laser Hot Hits v Magic 6205. Clash with Caroline on 6207, lively music, off 1643. SINPO 32332.
6207 1531 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. ID, Madness, SINPO 44433.
6246 1100 Radio Jingle Bells. ID jingle and off. SINPO 24332.
6267 1536 Skyline Radio Germany. Heavy rock. SINPO 34333.
6285 1120 Hobart Radio Int v Focus. ID, email, talk about radio. SINPO 34333.
6300 1528 Crazy Wave Radio. Rap, ID, asking for QSO. SINPO 44433.
6385 1551 Radio Baken 16. Taking part in QSO round with Ridiculous, Zeewolf, Test Pirate, Rob. SINPO 44433.
6395 1653 Weekend Music Radio. "Give Me Back My Love," talk about weather. SINPO 44433.
6995L 1625 Baltic Sea Radio. Big band mx, ID jingle. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Hobart Radio International eQSL

This quick reply came from HRI in Australia after I reported on their programme, relayed by Cupid Radio on Christmas Day. Thanks very much. This isn't my first HRI QSL - I received another in 2008 after hearing him via Spider Radio. But after a break of a few years he is back with new programmes and well worth a listen!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Fri Dec 26

6216 0950 Radio Jingle Bells. Xmas mx, ID jingle, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6239 1000 Radio Marabu. ID jingles, GM talk, Xmas song. SINPO 44433.
6260 0925 Crazy Wave Radio. Soft rock, ID, GM talk. SINPO 34333.
6265 0955 Radio Experience. "Black Eyed Boys," ID, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
6265 1013 Radio Casanova. Greetings, ID, JM Jarre. SINPO 44433.
6285 0935 Radio Focus Int. Oldies, ID. SINPO 34333.
6295 0930 Tower Radio. DT music. SINPO 54444.
6305 0944 Radio Merlin Int. Band Aid. SINPO 23332.
6395 1007 Laser Hot Hits. Siouxsie & Banshees, talk about Xmas TV. SINPO 34333.
6875 1023 Radio Europe. Dance mx. SINPO 24332.
7310 1018 Radio Marabu v R700. Oldies. SINPO 55444.
7520 0940 Crazy Wave Radio. Move from 6260. Neneh Cherry. SINPO 54444.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thurs Dec 25

3930 1641 Radio Focus Int. Soft Cell. SINPO 34333.
6207 1615 Radio Goofy. Michael Jackson, ID  jingles. SINPO 44333.
6211 0955 Radio Mistletoe. Annual Christmas broadcast, festive music and chat. SINPO 55444.
6220 1014 Radio Quasar. Soft rock, low mod. SINPO 24332.
6239 1000 Radio Marabu. Rock, ID jingle, ute QRM. SINPO 43443.
6260 0927 Crazy Wave Radio. ID, jingles, signing off. SINPO 54444.
6263.5 1628 Radio OZNRH (pres). Mellow jazz. SINPO 33333.
6265 0948 Hobart Radio Int v relay. Xmas music, talk about Christmas in Australia. SINPO 54444.
6285 0936 Radio Focus Int. Christmas music. SINPO 34333.
6297 0946 Top Radio. Christmas music. SINPO 34333.
6300 1611 Radio Carrierwave. Soft rock. SINPO 34333.
6307 0931 Skyline Radio Germany. ID, "Man of Action." SINPO 34333.
6375 0922 Radio Activity. Dutch FM pirate relay, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6380 1600 Radio Pluto. U2, ID, talk about stations heard. SINPO 44333.
6380 1637 Radio Abu Dhabi. Greeting Pluto, country mx. SINPO 544444.
6395 1605 Weekend Music Radio. "Say Hello Wave Goodbye," ID. SINPO 44333.
6400 0941 Radio Speedwing. Dance mx. SINPO 34333.
6940 1027 Premier Radio. "Fairytale of New York." SINPO 24332.
7310 1008 Radio Marabu v R700. Soft rock, not //6239. SINPO 55544.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas everybody!

FRS Holland website online

Season's Greetings from all of us at FRS-Holland !
We wish you a Merry Christmas 2014 and a Happy 2015 in good health.

December 28th: 
FRS-Holland on 7700//9335 kHz
06:00-08:00 (North America)
08:00- 15:00 UTC (Europe).

As an extra 15:00- 16:00 UTC on 6065 kHz (10 kW) and 3950 kHz (5 kW).

For details visit the new FRS website which is on-line now.
Using Google you should use the keywords .

(The 6065/3930 are almost certainly via Radio Revival's transmitters in Sweden )

Wed Dec 24

3930 1532 Radio Focus Int. Oldies, not //6285. SINPO 34333.
6207 1513 Radio Caroline Int. Jingle, GM music. SINPO 44433.
6220 1145 Radio Astra. Oldies, close down. SINPO 24332.
6239 1138 Radio Marabu. ID, GM talk, rock, ute QRM. SINPO 33333.
6245 1434 Radio AC DC. Heavy rock, ute QRM. SINPO 43443.
6265 1445 Radio Experience. Madonna, ID. SINPO 44433.
6285 1148 Radio Focus Int. Xmas music. SINPO 34333.
6295 1622 Radio Telstar Int. Inst guitar mx. SINPO 54444.
6300 1528 Radio Witte Reus. Instr electro mx. SINPO 34333
6307 1503 Skyline R Germany. Testing new antenna, "Star Wars," ID. SINPO 34333.
6324 1710 XTC (tent). Weak with het from carrier, music just audible. SINPO 23432.
6385 1628 Radio Witte Reus. Bob Marley. SINPO 44433.
6735 1141 Cool AM. Jingles, oldies. SINPO 24332.
6747 1508 Radio Pioneer. Polka. SINPO 54444.
6803 1438 Radio Pink Panther. Soft rock, strong. SINPO 54444.
6925 1456 Trans Europe Radio. Xmas mx. SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tidalwave greetings

Other e-Christmas cards have also arrived in the last few days. I'm uploading them onto my site. To go to page CLICK HERE

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mi Amigo & Marabu programmes over Christmas

Dear Shortwave listener,
Some very good news for you, we have in December a lot of special programms for you on shortwave. A lot of good and special programms are waiting for you, like special Christmas Programms ans also a special "Offshore Top 50" from 1974. Hope you all listen and we get a lot of reception reports, also you can win great prizes.
Best regards, Happy Christmas to all of you
Cpt. Kord, Mi Amigo


Unsere nächsten Sendetermine auf Kurzwelle sind wie folgt:

23, 24,25. Dezember 2014 durchgehend auf der Frequenz 6240 kHz.
25. Dezember 2014 von 08.00 bis 12.00 Uhr auf der Frequenz 7310 kHz
26. Dezember 2014 von 08.00 bis 12.00 Uhr auf der Frequenz 7310 kHz
27. Dezember 2014 von 10.00 bis 14.00 Uhr auf der Frequenz 6070 kHz
28. Dezember 2014 von 10.00 bis 14.00 Uhr auf der Frequenz 6070 kHz

Über Zuschriften, Kommentare zum Programm und Empfangsberichte würden wir uns sehr freuen.

Marabu FM
Freundeskreis Radio Marabu e.V.
Postfach 1166, 49187 Belm
Marktring 14, 49191 Belm
Tel.: 05406/899484 -- Fax: 05406/899485

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas greetings from Station QRP & U Boat 66

Chelmsford Calling World Service on air tomorrow

Quick reminder - our programme number 2 will be broadcast on 7265 kHz tomorrow, Saturday 20th December, at 14:00 UTC, by our friends at Hamburger Lokalradio.

This is our last transmission before Christmas, so - HAPPY CHRISTMAS - from Chelmsford Calling

Jim Salmon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Radio City, HLR & EMR relays

Radio City will be on the air this weekend:
Friday December 19th at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC on 7290 and 1368 kHz,
and repeated on Saturday December 20th at 09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9510 kHz
Our address remains
We will also be on the air Saturday December 27th at 13.00 - 14.00 UTC via Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265 kHz
There is also a separate weekly programme via Radio Merkurs, Latvia every Saturday at 20.00 - 21.00 UTC on 1485 kHz.

 European Music Radio Relay on 21st of December 2014:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 7265 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
09.00 to 10.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 9485 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
Please send all E.M.R. reports to:  Thank you!

EMR Internet repeats on Sunday and Monday:  
Programme repeats are at the following times: 08.00, 13.00, 17.00, 20.00 UTC
Please visit and click on the “EMR internet radio” button which you will find throughout the website (see the menu on the left) or and sign in
If you live outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web Receiver at

Every Saturday and Wednesday the programs of HLR:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
Every Sunday:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail:  Thank you!

Dear Listeners,
EMR wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!
All the best  
Tom & Mike Taylor from European Music Radio


Sunday, December 14, 2014

No Christmas show from Weekend Music Radio

Jack of WMR has updated his website:
"WMR and RADIO GSV are taking a break for now to try and find a new remote broadcast site. The last transmission for WMR was 23rd November. This was forced upon us due to web trolls that made broadcasting from the Radio GSV fixed location too risky. We had a good run though. It is just a shame that we probably will not make it on the airwaves this Christmas time as planned.

The programme on 23rd November featured a recording from Radio Woodstock from 1980, a Scottish pirate station that ran live from Falkirk for a few months, and took phone calls live on air."

It is a big shame that some idiots have decided to sabotage WMR/GSV's broadcasts. Hopefully they can find a new secure location and return to the airwaves soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hobart Radio Int's Christmas special

 Hobart Radio writes: "I sent an email out to the group about a week or two ago requesting help relaying shows here from downunder in Australia. I'd like to say a big thank you and that is has been extraordinary to see such generosity to get shows on the air by different stations. Thank you! It is very exciting to see the hf band is no way nearing an end unlike many government broadcasters feel. Shortwave is not an ancient technology!

I have produced a shortwave broadcast-ready 2014 Christmas special which I would like to offer to any other pirates who would like a one-off different show to broadcast over the Christmas period.

It's out and ready for anyone to listen to - the 2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

In this year's show we play music by John Lennon and Cascada, we travel back to Australia in 1958 via Doctor Who's spare TARDIS and see what Christmas means then. On our journey home we get a comical cultural dose of a hot summers Christmas in Australia - it's no winter wonderland downunder! And as we do every year we finish it off with Jiminy Cricket's Twas the night before Christmas."

Go to:

(Via SW Pirates Yahoo group)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FRS Holland wants to hear from you

Dear FRS Friends,

We'd like to invite all of you to participate in the upcoming traditional Seasonal December 28th broadcast. Basically we offer the possibility to spread your very own personal New Year (December) Greetings or musical request by way of the ionosphere. We will read them out in our 6 hour broadcast on the final 2014 Sunday. You can dedicate your greetings to anybody or anything . It's up to you!

Greetings can be written or taped (CD, MD or mp3 file) and send to our P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.  Of course the easy & quick way  is by sending an e-mail: .  Remember: you can add something special to our December 28th broadcast. 

As one of our jingles says: Short wave radio is two-way traffic.... Your input is our output! Make sure your contribution reaches us in time. Latest on December 16th. The sooner = the better! We are looking forward hearing from you !!! Up till now a few listeners have contributed....we are trying to have your involvement too.  Let's do it together....December will only take a few minutes to add a little bit extra/ special to that broadcast.

Some news regarding our upcoming December 28th broadcast:
* frequencies will be 7700//9335 kHz.
* we will start at already 08:00 UTC=09:00 CET. First hour is non-stop followed by 6 hours of presented shows.
* we will do a few extra hours very early in the morning hoping to cross the pond. Specially for North American DXers...

Have a good Sunday and a great festive December  month!

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

Monday, December 08, 2014

DX programme looking for relay stations

 Message from Hobart Radio International:
"I am writing to see if a station is willing to form a partnership. I publish the popular DX Extra shortwave news show at getting around 500 listeners a month - 250 per show and growing.

"I am passionate about the pirate radio hobby and feature pirate radio logs including recordings on the show. Back in the mid 2000s Hobart Radio International was proudly being relayed by The baltic sea relay station and JRRI. Would a station consider relaying the show as a partnership so I could announce your station at the end of each show as well as promote it on the website with a direct link to your show, the link would also be displayed on every show published as it is included in the transcript. I am even open to the possibility of promos advertising the radio station.

I am very passionate about the shortwave hobby, dxing to hear new and exciting content on shortwave but really feel disconnected with hobbyists who used to tune into Hobart Radio International between 2005-2008. It would be great to once again reach a European audience and maybe even an American audience. Sadly commercial stations cost a lot making it hard for independant small stations to get out into the radiowaves."


Kind regards,

Friday, December 05, 2014

Station QRP new website

Low power station Station QRP emailed to say he has a new website. It is at

Radio Mi Amigo (Spain) news

Hello Shortwave listeners,

Hope, you have a wonderful Christmas time in your country. We are there for you every Sunday 8 hours on shortwave and have a lot of specials for you. Don't forget to send in your song-requests and greetings for the shows on Sunday 21st December up to the 10th December to:

Please write also, which DJ should read your request, the programme line-up you find always on:

Also you have the chance to win big prizes, like Radio Mi Amigo Souvenir-Packages and a Tablet-PC. The only thing you have to do: Take your Smartphone, Tablet, I-Phone or whatever and go into your Google-play-store or Apple-i-tune store and get the radiomiamigo app for free. Search here for the word: radiomiamigo

When you got it on your mobile, just take a picture of it, where we can see the Mi Amigo App and send it to:

You can listen now to our programms 24h a day and with a little luck win a big prize. More infos you will find on Facebook:

Don't forget to "LIKE" us there, thanks a lot.

We hope to get a lot of mails and letters during the Christmas-time if it is reception-reports, song requests or whatever.

Have a great xmas-time together with Radio Mi Amigo

Note: Radio Mi Amigo on the air on Sundays from 0700-1000 UTC on 6005 kHz and 1100-1400 UTC on 7310 kHz. More info

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Dutch pirate in FM on 27 mHZ

I was tuning around 27 megs on the Twente SDR when I heard this Dutch station on 27125 kHz in FM mode. Very strong signal so I guess broadcasting from the Twente area. I sent a  clip to Sluwe Vos who thinks it might have been 27 mHz amateur relaying an FM pirate. I have heard Dutch pirates on this band before.

Here is the 2:40 minute recording I made on November 21 at 2120 UTC. Any other suggestions welcome.