Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thurs Dec 29

3905 1554 Radio Batavier. Roxy Music "Jealous Guy." SINPO 34333.
3920 1603 Mike Radio. Move from 4030. SINPO 34333.
3930 1550 Radio Mustang. The Doors "Love Her Madly." SINPO 55444.
4029 1608 Laser Hot Hits. Eagles "Lying Eyes." SINPO 34333.
4030 1545 Mike Radio. Move from 5930. JM Jarre "Oxygene," SINPO 34333.
*5800 1614 Laser Hot Hits. Carly Simon "Why." SINPO 24332.
*5930 1535 Mike Radio. "Man of Action," off. SINPO 54444.

(*via Barneys SDR, Bedford, UK/  via Kiwi SDR, Leiden, NL)

Shortwave recordings

Authentic Rock Radio

Grooveline Radio

Radio Panda

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sun Dec 25

3910 1538 Radio Borderhunter. Short test, "It's Christmas Time." SINPO 54444.
4029 1516 Laser Hot Hits. Bruce Springsteen "Hungry Heart." SINPO 34333.
5800 1500 Laser Hot Hits. Evelyn King "Love Comes Down," SINPO 34333.
6175 0930 Speedwing Radio. "Wishing on a Star," SINPO 35433.
6200 1226 Radio Dr Tim. Abba "Fernando," SINPO 23332.
6220 0946 Radio Merlin Int. B52s "Love Shack, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6230 1243 Radio Dr Tim. Move from 6200. SINPO 34333.
6230 1158 Radio Casanova. Yodelling music. SINPO 34333.
6280 1217 Radio Geronimo Shortwave. David Bowie "Heroes," //7700. SINPO 24332.
6285 0936 Hitmix Radio. Schlager. SINPO 34333.
6286 1205 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing," SINPO 44433.
6305 0941 Radio Marabu. ID in English, oldies. SINPO 34333.
6333 0925 Radio Orion 2000. "Last Christmas," SINPO 34333.
6930 1455 Radio Enterhaken. Offshore recordings. SINPO 34333.
7700 1220 Radio Geronimo Shortwave. David Bowie "Heroes," ID. SINPO 45444.

(via Twente SDR)

Christmas greetings from U-Boat 66 Radio

Many thanks!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sat Dec 24

3920 1543 Mike Radio (tent). Abba "Happy New Year," started strong but faded rapidly. SINPO 44433.
4029 1535 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
5030 1553 Sluwe Vos Radio. "I want to be a Hippy," signal fading. SINPO 34333.
5800 1605 Laser Hot Hits. Band Aid then Bee Gees, faded out by 1616. SINPO 44433.
*6292 1425 NMD Radio. "Magic Fly," off shortly afterwards. SINPO 24332.
*6380 1433 Radio Rona Lisa. "Against All Odds," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
*6803 1442 Radio Pink Panther. Police "Every Breath You Take." SINPO 34333.
7700U 1420 Marconi Radio Int. Talk in Italian. SINPO 24432.

(*via Barneys web SDR/ via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int this weekend

Please be advised that  Marconi Radio International will be on the air this weekend as follows: on 24 December 2016, from 1300 to 1600 UTC on 7700 kHz USB Mode and on 25 December 2016, from 0800 to 1100 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB mode).

Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by QSL verification. Some lucky listeners will ALSO receive our printed QSL card, so don't forget to include your postal address. E-mail: marconiradiointernational (at)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Festive greetings from Irish Paul and Bogusman & The Ghoul

Thanks for the greetings!

Some special Christmas broadcasts

Radio Spaceshuttle on 6070 kHz
Dec 26: 14-1600 UTC
Jan 1: 14-1600 UTC.

Radio Marabu:
Dec 24-26 on 6305 kHz
Dec 23/24 from 2300-0500 UTC on  6070 kHz

Blueman Radio on 6070 kHz
Dec 24 - 1500-1600 UTC
Dec 26 - 1300-1400 UTC
Dec 31 - 1500-1600 UTC

6070 kHz via Channel 292

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Relays via Shortwave Service

Dear friends,

please find included the relays of the coming two weeks via Shortwaveservice:

25.12.2016 0900-1000 UTC 6045 kHz Nauen 233° (Europa) - Radio Menschen & Geschichten

25.12.2016 1000-1100 UTC 11690 kHz Noratus 078° (Asien) -  SM Radio International

25.12.2016 1200-1300 UTC 17695 kHz Noratus 100° (Australien) - SM Radio International

25.12.2016 1800-1900 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) - SM Radio International

25.12.2016 1900-2100 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) - Radio Mi Amigo International

25.12.2016 2100-2200 UTC 6005 kHz Noratus 245° (Afrika) - SM Radio International

26.12.2016 0000-0200 UTC 6080 kHz Nauen 300° (Nordamerika) - Radio Mi Amigo International

26.12.2016 0100-0200 UTC 12020 kHz Noratus 245° (Südamerika) - SM Radio International

26.12.2016 0300-0400 UTC 7305 kHz Noratus 330° (Nordamerika) - SM Radio International

31.12.2016 1000-1200 UTC 6005 kHz Kall 020° (Europa) - SM Radio Dessau

01.01.2017 1900-2000 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) – Radio Menschen & Geschichten

01.01.2017 2000-2100 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) - Radio Pushka

01.01.2017 2100-2130 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) - Golden 80s Rewind

14.01.2017 1900-2000 UTC 6145 kHz Noratus 305° (Europa) – ADDX Jubiläumsprogramm

Best regards

Christian Milling

(DXLD yg via BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas broadcasts from Mi Amigo

Hello listeners of Radio Mi Amigo International!

This Christmas we’ll present you with 2 extra high power- Special Event broadcasts that will cover a large part of the globe! What better occasion than X-mas to celebrate the fact that in 2016 we became the fastest growing AM/Shortwave station in Europe -and possibly the world.

Our special 2 hour broadcast on December 25th will come from the Armenian 100 kW transmitter -
aimed at the larger European region - including Eastern Europe and large parts of Russia and the Middle East.

In the night of December 26th * a very powerful 125 kW signal from Nauen in Germany will be aimed directly at North America, but with a large overlap in other regions as well.

Our special event show will be presented live from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, with contributions from all involved with Radio Mi Amigo, directly from studio's in Holland, The UK, Germany, Spain and Ecuador. We'll introduce ourselves to hopefully many new listeners, celebrate with the current ones, look back at our 2016 highlights and play some very special music. You'll get updates of our plans for next year and we'll talk DX and Shortwave.

Please note the times and frequencies below and calculate UTC times to your timezone.

Date: 25-12-2016 
Time:  19:00 - 21:00 UTC (20:00 - 22:00 hrs Central European Time)
Frequency: 6145 kHz (49 meter band) - via Armenia (100 kW)

Date: 26-12-2016 
Time:  00:00 - 02:00 UTC (01:00 hrs - 03:00 hrs Central European Time)
Frequency: 6080 kHz (49 meter band) via Nauen, Germany (125 kW)

* Note that in the U.S. the broadcast date is still December 25! 7 - 9 pm [EST], 6- 8 pm [CST] and 4 - 6 pm [PST]. Of course all shows can be heard at the same time on our onlinestreams. All nfos also on our Facebook-page

We look forward to your reception reports. As always, we'll reward you with our colourful printed QSL card and Mi Amigo car stickers.

On behalf of everyone at Radio Mi Amigo International, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Season greetings from IBC

Our updated schedule:
18.00-20.00 UTC 1584 KHZ AM STEREO ***NEW***
18.00-21.00 UTC 3975 KHZ AM
19.00-20.00 UTC 6070 KHZ AM
02.00-02.30 UTC 9955 KHZ
13.00-14.00 UTC 6070 KHZ
21.00-21.30 UTC 1584 KHZ AM STEREO
00.30-01.00 UTC 7730 KHZ

"IBC DIGITAL" schedule:
- EVERY WEDNESDAY ON 3975 KHZ 20.30-21.00 UTC in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500
- EVERY FRIDAY ON 9955 KHZ 02.25-02.30 UTC in MFSK32
- EVERY SATURDAY ON 1584 KHZ 21.25-21.30 UTC in MFSK32
- EVERY SUNDAY ON 7730 KHZ 00.55-01.00 UTC in MFSK32
- EVERY SUNDAY ON 6070 KHZ 11.30-12.00 UTC in MFSK32 and OLIVIA 16-500 (VIA RADIO BCLNEWS)



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tues Dec 13

4029 2115 Laser Hot Hits. Pop music, utility splash from 4026. SINPO 33333. (via Twente SDR)

Radio Sterrekijker eQSL

This came following a report for a shortwave test Radio Sterrekijker made in October on 6240 kHz. Operator Gerrie said he was using just 7 watts.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sun Dec 11

*4029 1625 Laser Hot Hits. Elvis Costello "Can't Stand Up For Falling Down," SINPO 34333.
6205 0935 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show. "Keep On loving You," SINPO 34333.
*6205 1635 Laser Hot Hits. Fine Young Cannibals "Have You Ever Fallen in Love," strong. SINPO 54444.
6210 0850 Radio King Shortwave. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6225 0845 Mike Radio. "Theme from MASH," "Wonderful World." SINPO 45444.
6225 1315 Radio Mazda. Dutch music, ID. SINPO 44433.
6239 1013 Base Radio. The Beatles. SINPO 34333.
6235 0855 Misti Radio. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6259.5 1030 Radio Nova. "Sweet Caroline," jingles and IDs, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6281 0930 FRS Holland. Announcements about Christmas broadcast. SINPO 44433. On 6290 at 1045 - SINPO 44433.
6285 1322 Telstar Radio. Greetings, anorak tunes. SINPO 54444.
6290 0952 NMD Radio. "My Girl Lollipop." SINPO 34333.
6320 1004 Little Feat Radio. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.
6320 1303 Radio Zwarte Panter. Abba medley. SINPO 44433.
6320 1335 Radio Powerliner. "Come Up and See Me," IDs. SINPO 34333.
6330 1328 Radio Joey. "Bette Davis Eyes," SINPO 34333.
6380 1020 Misti Radio. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6390 0944 Radio Quadzilla. "Keep Love Alive," SINPO 34333.
6803 1311 Radio Pink Panther. Dutch song. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR, England/ *via Twente SDR)

Christmas greetings from Radio Uniek

Many thanks!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Send a Christmas greeting to FRS Holland

On the 26th December 2016 FRS-Holland will be traditionally ringing out another year…

In most cases we are on the final December Sunday, usually after the Xmas weekend. This year Xmas Day December 25th is the final 2016 Sunday.

As the SW bands are usually crowded with stations on Xmas Day, FRS has decided to broadcast a day later on Boxing Day December 26th.

In the past years we have unfortunately 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 participate in our 2016 Xmas Shows.

It’s simple… forward your very own personal Season’s Greetings (Xmas and/or New Year’s greetings) to the Free Radio Service Holland and we will make sure they’ll be read out during the broadcast. You can dedicate your greetings to radio friends, relatives etc. but you can also make a 'general' Xmas/ New Year’s Greeting. It can be written or taped (MP3 file or traditional media), 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 a mail to [].
Easiest way: via  

Compiling a written message only costs  a couple of minutes. In this way you can add something personal to our December broadcast during the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.

So...please don't hesitate and take part in the FRS Seasonal Party that day. It'll be great fun.

Make sure your contribution reaches us in it in time.
We are looking forward hearing from you !!!

Tune in’ll be worth while!!!
Go and tell your friends....

Sat Dec 10

4029 1733 Laser Hot Hits. Haircut 100 "Nobody's Fool", weak signal. SINPO 24332.
6960 1810 Unid. Greek pirate, maybe. Greek music, fair signal. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Wed Dec 7

4029 2136 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show. Gladys Knight  "Licence to Kill," good to strong signal, just able avoid utility on 4024.5. SINPO 44433. (via Twente SDR)

Broadcasts from KCR and Marconi Radio Int

Also look out for Marconi Radio Int tomorrow afternoon. In an email they say:
"Please be advised that tomorrow, Thursday, 8 December 2016, Marconi Radio International will be
on the air from 1315 to 1615 UTC on 7700 kHz USB Mode with a power of 100 watts.

Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by QSL verification. Some
lucky listeners will also receive our printed QSL card, so don't forget to include your postal address. E-mail: marconiradiointernational (at)

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.

Best 73's

Marconi Radio International (MRI)

Monday, December 05, 2016

Mon Dec 5

4029 1817 Laser Hot Hits. Goldie "Making Up Again," the Cars "You Might Think I'm Cracy," some utility QRM. SINPO 53443. (via Twente SDR)

David Bowie Radio eQSL

David Bowie Radio sent this great eQSL. Thanks Sigfrido.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Sun Dec 4

3902 1700 Radio Kachelboer. Dutch music. SINPO 24332.
3920 1708 Mike Radio. Rock music, off 1712. SINPO 34333.
3935 1645 Radio Underground. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
4029 1625 Laser Hot Hits. Mike Andrews show. Paul McCartney "With A Little Luck." SINPO 44333.
6205  0930 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6205 1612 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Archie Bell & The Drells "Don't Let Dance Get You Down," SINPO 44433.
6240 0950 Radio Mazda. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way." SINPO 24332.
6252 0925 Radio Thunderbird. German talk, jingles. SINPO 34333.
6260 0945 Radio Waves Int. ID, oldies. SINPO 24332.
6285 1312 Bogusman. Songs by The Trees and Melic, signal not great today. SINPO 34333.
6305 0939 Radio Merlin Int. "Playing With the Queen of Hearts." SINPO 44433.
6950 0920 Radio Enterprise. Salsa music. SINPO 34333.
7300 0915 Radio U Boat 66. "Leaving on a Jet Plane." SINPO 35333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sat Dec 3

*3895 2146 Technical Man. IDs in Dutch & English, pop, great signal. SINPO 55444.
*3905 2135 Radio Wilskracht. ID, "Let's Groove Tonight." SINPO 34333.
*3926 2141 Radio Lesbos. IDs, Greek music. SINPO 44333.
*4029 1625 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Curtis Heston then Loose Ends, utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
*4035 2155 TRX Radio. Louis Armstrong "Wonderful World." SINPO 44333.
6205 1615 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew with Was Not Was then After Dark. SINPO 45444.
6235 1403 Radio Casanova. ID, "Queen of Hearts." SINPO 34333.
6270 1400 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6285 1435 Telstar Radio. Kraftwerk "Radioactivity," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6320 1426 Radio Joey. Techno, some SSB QRM. SINPO 43433.
6335 1415 Radio Blacklake. Dire Straits "Money for Nothing," SINPO 44433.
6385.5 1455 Radio Witte Reus. Greetings, electro music. SINPO 44433.
6450 1420 Piet Piraat. Dutch music, only using 4W. SINPO 24332.
6803 1410 Radio Pink Panther. Oldies. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys SDR, near London/ *via Twente SDR) 

Friday, December 02, 2016

Fri Dec 2

*3975 1650 David Bowie Radio. "Starman". SINPO 24332.
*4029 1630 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, some utility interference. SINPO 43433.
6040 1450 Eighties Radio. IDs  and 80s music, some weaker co-ch QRM but totally blocked at 1500 by Romania. SINPO 43433.
6335 1522 Radio Blacklake. Dutch songs. SINPO 45333.
6735 1505 Radio Pioneer. "Wooden Heart," SINPO 35443.

(via Barneys SDR, near London/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Thurs Dec 1

4029 1705 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew with his soul and funk show. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Radio Lesbos eQSL

Many thanks Radio Lesbos for sending this eQSL. The station has been heard a few times in the 48 and 76 metre bands.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mon Nov 28

3975 1853 David Bowie Radio. "Ashes to Ashes," believed to be transmitting from Italy. SINPO 24332.
4029 1840 Laser Hot Hits. Bananarama "Only Your Love," some SSB QRM but the strong utility seems to have gone. SINPO 33333. (via Twente SDR)

Bogusman and Blacklake eQSLs

Bogusman sent me this great eQSL for my log of his station yesterday afternoon via the Twente SDR. Not heard on Barney's SDR in UK.

Radio Blacklake is a new station for me - but a quick reply for reception yesterday.

Thanks very much.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sun Nov 27

*4029 1545 Laser Hot Hits. Savage Garden, strong utility on 4030. SINPO 42442.
5800 0936 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, weak signal. SINPO 25332.
6205 0920 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show. "Run to You," then "Fergus Sings the Blues/" SINPO 44433.
6210 0955 Radio King Shortwave. Oldies, low modulation, good peaks. SINPO 33333.
6210 1438 Radio Komintern. Russian talk and music. SINPO 23432.
6235 0930 Mike Radio. Dutch music, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6240.5 1524 Radio Lesbos (tent). Greek music, blocked by another station on 6241 at 1528. SINPO 33333.
6250 0915 Radio Casanova. "No Milk Today," ID, greetings, SINPO 44433.
6265 1400 Radio Python. The The. SINPO 54444.
6267 1512 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Country music. SINPO 44433.
*6285 1352 Bogusman. Wire "Dot Dash," jingle, then into The Ghoul show. No signal on Barneys! SINPO 54444.
*6285 1530 Bogusman. Talking about seagulls, RJW selection, Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plas Pour Moi." SINPO 54444.
6320 1447 Delta Radio. "Message to You Rudi," ID jingle, then The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary." SINPO 34333.
6325 1153 Radio Blacklake. Johnny Cash "I'm Going to Jackson." SINPO 34333.
6386 1505 Radio Orion 2000. Desmond Dekker "The Israelites," jingles. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys Web SDR (near London)/ *via Twente SDR)

Laser Hot Hits relay on 1494 seems to getting out well. I heard it at home at 1800 using my Degen 1103 portable, with a boost from a Tecsun AN200 loop antenna. SINPO 34333. With shortwave being so unreliable at the moment it seems to be the best way to get the signal out.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sat Nov 26

Bad conditions with 48m shutting down for short skip soon after 1500!

6210 1410 Radio Komintern. Soviet era music, Russian talk, fair signal. SINPO 35333.
6307 1425 Radio Goofy. IDs, dance music. SINPO 34333.
6325 1434 Hitmix Radio. Relay of Dutch legal station Radio Sterren. SINPO 34333.
7700U 1535 Marconi Radio Int. Italian talk. SINPO 25432.

(via Twente SDR)

1494 1840 Laser Hot Hits. Bangles "Manic Monday," ID jingle. SINPO 33333.

(via KiwiSDR, Northampton)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fri Nov 25

3905 2010 Skyline International Radio. AC DC, ID, Billy Idol "Eyes Without A Face." SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Pirate radio recordings

Radio Zodiac

Mike Radio

Radio Stove Farmer

Radio Batavia

Monday, November 21, 2016

Panda Radio eQSL

Panda Radio sent this great eQSL for a test transmission on Saturday. He was trying out different antennas but  found the 16m antenna was working best. His setup is 15w carrier (30%) about 50w PEP with usable SWR.  Thanks for the eQSL.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Special announcement for Artem's World Music N30

My dear colleagues and friends,

As you maybe know my next show will be N30. Unfortunately I had no special celebration on 10, 20 and 25…. So I am planning something special for N30.

All my listeners and operators who play my shows on the air know that it is dedicated to World Music. So if you are able to record a greeting for my show N30 n your native language, it will be great.

You also could remind me of music I maybe played or maybe you just want to hear, so ask me for a singer, group or just a region of the World and I’ll try to do my best!

Special attention: we have a lot of English speaking listeners, but English is different from part to part of the World so if your native language is English, please turn your local accent on as much as it is possible. Sure, it will be great

The plan is to produce new show before Christmas 2016!
If I’d collect as much different and exotic languages as possible, it will be greeeeeeaaaaat!
Thank you in advance for support!

Yours truly,
Incredible Artem

His email address is arpro (@)

Sat Nov 19

*4029 1544 Laser Hot Hits. Wilson Phillips "Hold On" RTTY QRM. SINPO 53443.
6205 1520 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Love Unlimited Orchestra. SINPO 44433.
6260 1533 Radio Waves Int. ID, oldies, co-channel QRM. SINPO 33333.
6285 1445 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6321 1455 Radio Lesbos. Greek music, IDs, not sure if actually broadcasting from Greece! SINPO 24332.
6380 1526 Radio Panda. Talk about antenna, Peter Gabriel, good peaks. SINPO 33333.
*7615 1610 Radio Latino. Salsa music, utility splash. SINPO 33333.

(via Barneys web SDR, UK/ *via Twente SDR)

Test broadcast via Channel 292 this Wednesday

Dear friends,

Christmas is near, and our schedule shows, that the holidays are really crowded. Due to the conditions during the winter, some stations moved to daylight hours:

Some new or well known programs can be heard (again), too: Hobart Radio from Australia, from Sweden the Swedish DX Federation, from Germany SM Radio Dessau, and Blueman Radio is one more. Surely these stations would be happy to get your reports!

And we have a request, not only for the listeners in German speaking areas:
Starting in 2017, a new station from the northern part of Germany wants to fill shortwave with life for some hours per day. They are still looking for a good partner to bring their program on air with a good and strong signal.

To check this, they will run a test program this coming week on Wednesday the 23rd, at 1400 CET = 1300 UTC on 6070 kHz.

We know that for a lot of listeners this will not be a good time to tune in, but all the others, who are able to listen, should send reception reports to the address mentioned in the program. Please let them know how good and strong (as we hope) you receive our signal!

If this test for them shows a positive result, it would be a big step forward for our station; maybe we even could run a second frequency in the 49 meter band.

We count on you!!
Channel 292

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thurs Nov 17

4029 1723 Laser Hot Hits. Simply Red, then the Saturdays. SINPO 34333.
6287 1708 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, electronic voice IDs. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tues Nov 15

4029 2115 Laser Hot Hits. Music, weak signal. SINPO 24332. (via Twente SDR)

Weekend shortwave relays

Hamburger Lokal Radio via Shortwave Station Göhren, Germany with 1KW to Western Europe:
6190 KHz     Every Saturday      07.00 to 11.00 UTC
7265 KHz     Every Saturday      11.00 to 16.00 UTC  
9485 KHz     Every Sunday        10.00 to 13.00 UTC    
Contact email:

European Music Radio via;
WBCQ to Central & North America on 7490 KHz on 19th November between 22.00 to 23.00 UTC
Contact email:
Internet Repeats on 20th November 2016:
EMR will repeat this months Transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:16.00, 18.00, 20.00 UTC will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low
bandwidth like mobile phones.

Radio City via:
IRRS to Europe on 9510 KHz (every Saturday) between 09.00 to 10.00 UTC
IRRS to Europe on 7290 KHz (every 3rd Friday) between 19.00 to 20.00 UTC
Challenger Radio to Northern Italy on 1368 KHz every Saturdays from 20.00 UTC onwards
Radio Merkurs on 1485 KHz Every Saturday between 20.00 onwards
Contact email:

KBC via:
Media Broadcast to America on 6145 KHz Every Sunday between 00.00 to 01.00
Contact email:

Hobart Radio via:
Channel 292 to Western Europe on 6070 KHz Sundays between 21.00 to 21.30 UTC
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Sunday between 03.30 to 04.00 UTC
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Tuesday between 22.30 to 23.00 UTC
WBCQ to North America on 5130 KHz Mondays 03.30 to 04.00 UTC
Unique Radio to North Australia Fridays at 08.00 & 14.00 UTC
Unique Radio to North Australia Saturdays at 07.30 & 14.30 UTC
Contact email:

For outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web RX at

You can also hear many European free and alternative stations via the Internet at:

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules on 6070 KHz (on the air every day):

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:

Good Listening!
Tom Taylor

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sat Nov 12

*3905 1648 Radio Alice. "The Race is On," then a Dutch song. SINPO 55444.
*4029 1551 Laser Hot Hits. Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good," some utilty splash. SINPO 43333.
*5030 1544 Europe Music Radio. Jackie Wilson "I Get the Sweetest Feeling," SINPO 34333.
6220 1539 Straightline Radio Austria. AC DC "Highway to Hell." SINPO 24332.
6260 1634 Radio Zwarte Panter. ID, instrumental music. SINPO 54444.
6285 1658 Radio Zwarte Panter. Move from 6260. ID, Hollies "Air That I Breathe." SINPO 54444.
6305 1524 Radio Merlin Int. Aerosmith "Love in An Elevator," SINPO 44444.
6316 1500 Radio OZNRH. Smooth jazz. SINPO 44333.
6325 1519 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6385 1505 Hitmix Radio. Police "Every Breath You Take," SINPO 34333.
6385 1642 Radio Zeewolf. Greetings, instrumental music, off. SINPO 44333.

(via Barneys SDR, UK/ *via Twente SDR)

Pirate Radio Recordings

Radio Igloo

Stress Radio

Marconi Radio Int

Radio GSV


Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Wed Nov 9

3975 2020 IBC. Talk in Italian. SINPO 44433.
4029 2027 Laser Hot Hits. Pet Shop Boys "It's Going to be All Right." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sun Nov 6

*4029 1630 Laser Hot Hits. "Nobody's Worth It," Paul Stuart talking about Celebrity Big Brother. SINPO 44333.
5800 1526 Laser Hot Hits. Duran Duran, weak-fair. SINPO 24332.
5995 0947 RFB. Big Country "In A Big Country." SINPO 45333.
6190 1319 Europe Music Radio (tent). Procul Harem "Whiter Shade of Pale." SINPO 24332.
6205 1030 Laser Hot Hits. Justin Bieber, then Luther Vandross. SINPO 55444.
6210 1046 Radio Paardenkracht. Boney M "Sunny," splash from LHH. SINPO 53443.
6220 0929 Radio Mazda. Dutch songs. SINPO 55544.
6230 0932 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs, splash from Mazda. SINPO 54544.
6231 1020 Radio Merlin Int. Four Seasons "Let's Hang on to What We Got." SINPO 44444.
6240 1302 Radio AC DC. Simple Minds "Somewhere in Summertime," ID. SINPO 44433.
6242 0959 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.
6252 0936 Thunderbird Radio. Bob Dylan "Lay Lady Lay," talk in German. SINPO 34333.
6253 1040 Radio Zwarte Panter. ID, greetings, Dutch songs. SINPO 44333.
6262 1025 Radio Waves Int. Polka, ID. SINPO 34333.
6267 1506 Radio Akenzo. Dutch songs. Very strong. SINPO 55544.
6280 0954 Radio Quadzilla. "Working for the Yankee Dollar," ID, splash from Focus. SINPO 43443.
6287 1002 Radio Focus Int. Dire Straits "Industrial Disease." SINPO 55544.
6305 1448 Radio Odynn. Tom Robinson Band "2-4-6-8 Motorway," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6320 1327 Radio 102. Imagination "Just An Illusion," couldn't catch ID. SINPO 24332.
6327 1455 Radio Joey. The Who "Don't Get Fooled Again," very good audio. SINPO 55444.
6375 0940 Readymix Radio. Rock, utility splash. SINPO 43443.
6390 1015 Misti Radio. Rock music. SINPO 44433.
6390 1257 Panda Radio. Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe," ID. SINPO 34333.
6425 1010 Radio Altrex. Moo sounds, ID, "Lion Sleeps Tonight." SINPO 34333.
6425 1545 Premier Radio Int. Back on air again after a long break. 70s music - "Girls Girls Girls," "Howzat." SINPO 34333.
6478 1540 Radio Dr Tim. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Barneys web SDR, UK/ *via Twente SDR))

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Sat Nov 5

*3905 1700 Mike Radio. "Don't You Want Somebody to Love," then "Living Next Door to Alice." SINPO 34333. At  1705 switched to USB - SINPO 44433.
*4029 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart reading messages, dance tune, news headlines. SINPO 44333.
6205 1308 Laser Hot Hits. Yazz "Only Way Is Up," then Max Headroom. SINPO 44433.
6220 1300 Sluwe Vos Radio. Greetings, Depeche Mode. SINPO 34333.
6231 1335 Studio Renaldo. Schlager. SINPO 23332.
6260 1342 Telstar Radio. Black Sabbath "Paranoid." SINPO 44433.
6287 1315 Radio Focus Int. Survivor "Eye of the Tiger." SINPO 44433.
6305 1322 Radio Merlin Int. "Wide World," "I Can't See Clearly Now." SINPO 34333.
6387 1356 Radio Orion 2000. "Ha Ha Said the Clown," "Sugar Sugar." SINPO 34333.
6720 1618 Radio Pioneer. Instrumental guitar music. SINPO 34333.
6950 1630 Radio Voyager. Jazz music, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
*7650 1638 Radio Latino. George Michael "Careless Whisper," some utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR) 

Global Pirate Weekend

Message from Andrew Yoder:

I'm just writing with a reminder about the Global HF Pirate weekend is just starting. This is the revival of an idea from a few years ago: Stations broadcast on high frequencies in an effort to be heard across long distances and in different continents. I've heard from a few stations, received a schedule from one, and have heard from a few listeners in countries without many stations. So, I have hope that we'll all have a good time by the shortwave radios over the next 48 hours or so.

November 5-6, 2016
General frequency ranges:
15010-15100 kHz
21455-21550 kHz

Basic schedule:
European morning, 0800-1200 UTC from Europe to Asia/Japan/Oceania.
European afternoon, 1200-1600 UTC from Europe to North American and vice versa.
European night, 2200-2400 UTC from North America to Asia/Oceania.

Of course, these are general frequency ranges where pirates have broadcast during prior Global HF Pirate weekends. Some stations will surely operate on frequencies and times outside of these ranges. These will be updated on HF Underground and on the Hobby Broadcasting blog ( as schedules are received from stations.


Thanks & have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 03, 2016

First programme from Golden 80s Rewind this weekend

Jordan's new project Golden 80s Rewind makes its debut this weekend. Writing on his Facebook page he says: "Sunday 6th November 2000 - 2100 UTC 6145Khz. I'll be on the air with 100kw of power straight into the ionosphere and into your radios. The Golden 80's Rewind makes its first appearance."

Broadcast is via Noratus, Armenia, directed towards Europe with 100kW, brokered by Shortwave Service in Germany.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Tues Nov 1

3636 2100 Halloween Radio. Rock music, spooky sounds. SINPO 34333.
4029 2114 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott show. Phil Collins "One More Night." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Non Stop 90s Radio to cease broadcasting

Much hyped pirate radio station Non-Stop 90s is closing down its transmitters today (Oct 31)  after a year of broadcasting across much of Ireland.

At 7pm on Bank Holiday Monday 31st October 2016 the station – heard on 107.1FM in Dublin, 104.2FM in the North East, 87.7FM in the North West, 1494AM in Dublin and 6205SW across Ireland and the UK – will turn the TXs off.

RadioToday understands a number of legal stations in Dublin have been complaining about the station, campaigning for it to be closed down for fear of them taking revenue away.

The programme schedule, according to its website, includes Enda Caldwell at breakfast, Vinny S, Ronan Devitt, Louise Jordan, Ter Fitz and John Troy on Lates. Weekends included Greg James, Mark Byrne, Tracy Lee and Gary Cruz.

Non-Stop 90s has a purpose built studio and has built up a large following and profit since it started.

( via Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

I believe the station is now applying for a license from the Irish authorities. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mon Oct 31

4029 1755 Laser Hot Hits. The Who "Substitute," the Dusty Springfield "You Don't Have to Say." SINPO 44333.
5800 1740 Laser Hot Hits. Robert Miles, utility QRM. SINPO 23332.
6205 1730 Non Stop 90s Radio via relay. Dance & pop. SINPO 34333.
6305 1800 Radio Merlin Int. Halloween special. "Monster Mash," "Abracadabra." SINPO 34333.
6950 2042 Enterprise Radio. ID, "Ghostbusters." SINPO 34333.
7700U  1747 Marconi Radio Int. Italian talk, Halloween music. SINPO 35443.

(via Twente SDR)

Halloween broadcast from Marconi Radio Int

Greetings from Italy!

Please be advised that our weekly Tuesday transmission will be replaced in the week from 31 October to 6 November by a special Halloween brodcast.

This means that Marconi Radio International will once again be on air  Monday, 31 October 2016, as follows:  17.00-22.00 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode) with 100 watts.

To celebrate  Halloween, we’ll air  a special 45 minute show, with  a number of rock songs, from punk to power metal,  with the word "Halloween" in their title.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sat Oct 29

*4029 1632 Laser Hot Hits. Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good," SINPO 34333.
5800 1600 Laser Hot Hits. Music from 1991. The Shamen "Move Any Mountain." SINPO 44444.
6205 1545 Non Stop 90s Radio via relay. Dublin-based FM station, 90s music. SINPO 44444.
6240 1642 Radio Sterrekijker. Imagination "Just an Illusion," IDs in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
6255 1515 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs. SINPO 44444.
6285 1533 Telstar Radio. RNI theme. SINPO 55444.
6295.5 1637 Radio Dr Tim. Accordion music, jingles. SINPO 24332.
6305 1525 Radio Merlin Int. Rock n roll. SINPO 34433.
6423 1550 Studio 52. ELO "Hold On Tight," greetings. SINPO 34333.
6510 1706 Straightline Radio Austria. "Heat of the Moment," SINPO 24332.
6850 1610 Radio Bandido. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Radio Six International shortwave broadcasts

Per the station website:

During the latter part of the 2000s, we broadcast regularly on shortwave via transmitters around the globe. Since then, many international broadcasters have discontinued broadcasting on the HF bands, as we did in 2007. Is there a future for shortwave radio? We carried out a one-off two-hour shortwave broadcast on Saturday 25th April 2015 and Saturday March 19th, 2016 from Roerbach in Germany.

We'd be grateful for your reception reports and will verify by e-QSL card or, if you mail us one Euro or two US Dollars, we'll mail you a proper QSL card! All reports received electronically to date have been verified with eQSLs and copies of Radio News.

Radio Six International now also produces regular programming for European Music Radio which is broadcast regularly on shortwave. The next transmissions are as follows:

Saturday 19th November 2016: 
21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7,490 kHz - Central & North America via WBCQ

Saturday 17th December 2016: 
21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7,490 kHz - Central & North America via WBCQ

Sunday 18th December 2016: 
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9,475 kHz - Southern Europe, Portugal and Spain via KBC
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 6,045 kHz - Western Europe & UK via KBC
09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9,485 kHz - Western Europe & UK via MV Baltic Radio
20.00 to 21.00 UTC on 6,070 kHz - Western Europe & UK via Channel 292

Reception Reports:
We issue QSL cards for all our broadcasts and reception reports are always welcome. Please send your reception reports (using the SINPO code if possible) with an International Reply Coupon to:

The Chief Engineer
Radio Six International
21 Sherbrooke Avenue
G41 4HF

We'll acknowledge all verifiable reports with a QSL Card and a free copy of our printed programme guide Radio News.

(via Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Radio Casanova eQSL

Great eQSL received from Radio Casanova. Many thanks!

Former Irish pirate to close

Dublin's alternative music station TXFM closes tomorrow  (Wednesday 26th) after only two and a half years on air.

TXFM began as Phantom, a pirate station which went on air in 1996 and was licensed ten years later. The station suffered badly in the Irish economic crash of 2008 and was part-acquired by media giant Communicorp and re-launched as TXFM in 2014.

However in March of this year Communicorp announced that it was pulling the plug. Following the closure there will be no  commercial FM station in Ireland dedicated to alternative music. The last hours of TXFM can be heard on 105.2 FM in Dublin and on

(Source: John Walsh, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sun Oct 23

*4029 1612 Laser Hot Hits. Enya, then Kraftwerk "The Model." SINPO 44333.
5800 1130 Laser Hot Hits. Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good." SINPO 34333.
5890 1056 Radio Batavia. Dutch music, jingles. SINPO 44444.
6070 1258 FRS Holland via Ch292. Reading reception reports. SINPO 55444.
6190 0921 Mike Radio. Animals "We've Got to Get Out of this Place." SINPO 54544.
6205 1031 Coast FM Tenerife via relay. Meat Loaf "I Would Do Anything." SINPO 55544.
6220 0934 Radio Merlin Int. Rod Stewart "Hot Legs." SINPO 44333.
6230 1312 Radio Panda. Jazz music. SINPO 34333.
6240 0926 Radio Waves Int. Country music via Independent Music Network. SINPO 34333.
6240 1350 Unid. Relay of Radio Melodia, Ukraine. SINPO 44444.
6255 1119 Radio Casanova. Dutch music, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6260 1334 Radio Ramona. Stones "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," "Derek & Dominoes "Layla." SINPO 54444.
6267 0945 Radio Black Arrow. Petula Clark "Down Town." SINPO 44433.
6285 0916 NMD Radio. Dutch music, greetings. SINPO 55444.
6285 1003 Radio Relmus. Dutch music, off 1008. SINPO 44433.
6285 1025 Top Radio. Jingles, pop. SINPO 44433.
6285 1344 Telstar Radio. "Telstar," "Urban Spaceman." SINPO 55444.
6285 1642 Radio Akenzo. "Mrs Appleby." SINPO 55555.
6305 1008 Radio Marabu. Soft rock. SINPO 55544.
6320 1041 Radio Quadzilla. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
6325 0904 Misti Radio. "Hound Dog," SINPO 44333.
6329 1630 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6377 1620 Delta Radio. Jingles, dance music. SINPO 44333.
6380 0911 Radio Mr Cash. Van Halem "Jump," SINPO 34333.
6385 1305 Radio Baken 16. QSO, talk in Dutch. SINPO 54444.
6385 1635 Radio Zodiac. Instrumental music,signing off. SINPO 55444.
6425 1036 Radio Altrex. Move from 7390. SINPO 24332.
6940 0950 Enterprise Radio. Madonna "Get into the Groove." SINPO 34333.
7390 0958 Radio Altrex. Greetings, oldies. SINPO 24332.
7700 1105 FRS Holland. FRS Goes DX with Peter Verbruggen. SINPO 45444.
*9301 1140 FRS Holland. Dave Scott's Radio Waves. Comedy of Errors "Spirit." //7700. SINPO 33333.

(via Barneys SDR, Bedford/ *via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sat Oct 22

*3930 1548 Radio Stove Farmer. "What A Wonderful World," "Funky Town," ID, strong peaks. SINPO 44333.
*4029 1602 Laser Hot Hits. Chris Farlowe "Out of Time," SINPO 34333.
5800 1515 Laser Hot Hits. Pat Benator "Promises in the Dark," female DJ. SINPO 55444.
6205 1700 Coast FM Tenerife v relay. News headlines, James Bay song. SINPO 54444.
6210 1455 Radio Merlin Int. "Let the Sun Shine," then Righteous Brothers. SINPO 34333.
6235 1449 Radio Relmus. Country music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6240 1625 Radio Python. Alternative music, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6285 1444 Radio Batavier (tent). Doors "Riders on the Storm," SINPO 44433.
6295 1435 Mike Radio. "American Woman," ID, strong. SINPO 55444.
6305 1503 Radio Marabu. ID, "I Could be Happy," SINPO 44433.
6317 1630 Rock Radio Network (tent). Non-stop rock, no IDs. SINPO 54444.
6530 1509 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.

(via Central England SDR/ *Twente SDR)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fri Oct 21

*4029 1720 Laser Hot Hits. Promos for FSN & Offshore Echoes, strong peaks //5800. SINPO 44433.
5800 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Abba "Dancing Queen," Dexys "Geno." Good clear audio.  SINPO 54444.
5890 1652 Radio Batavia. Greetings, IDs, Dutch song. SINPO 55444.
6210 1624 Radio Ronalisa. Coldplay "Rule the World," greetings, said testing new transmitter, sounding good. SINPO 44433.
6294 1640 Long Live Radio. Tuning signal, ID, oldies, poor modulation. SINPO 24332.
6305 1632 Radio Marabu. Osmonds "Crazy Horses," talk in German. SINPO 34333.
6321 1705 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Tom Jones "Sex Bomb," ID. SINPO 55544.
6322 1619 Radio Orion 2000. German song, ID in German. SINPO 34333.
6379 1629 Radio GSV. Stones "Honky Tonk Woman," off 1630. SINPO 44433.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

FRS Holland this Sunday

Dear FRS Friend,

Next week on Sunday October 23rd, FRS-Holland will be on air on 7700//9300 and at a different time schedule (that same day) on 6070 kHz.
For details (streaming, programme schedule, times etc.) surf to and click on Latest News (on top of the page).
Have a good weekend!

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS staff

Marconi Radio Int on air today

Please be advised that today (21 October 2016) Marconi Radio International will once again be on air, as follows: 1800-2000 UTC on 5700 kHz  (New frequency) USB mode with an unscheduled test broadcast. Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by a "solid" QSL card! (Please note that reports on reception via remote web sdr receivers will be ackwnoledged ONLY by electronic QSL).

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mon Oct 17

6316 2030 Radio OZNRH. Smooth jazz, ID jingles. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

European Music Radio relays on shortwave this weekend

EMR Relay on 15th of October 2016 via WBCQ, Monticello Maine USA - 50 KW:       
21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7490 KHz - Central & North America

EMR Relays on 16th of October 2016:
07.00 to 08.00 UTC on 11650 KHz - Southern Europe via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 100 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   6045 KHz -  Europe & UK via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 125 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   9485 KHz - Europe & UK via MV Baltic Radio, via Göhren, Germany - 1 KW
19.00 to 20.00 UTC on   6070 KHz - Europe & UK via Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany - 10 KW

Internet Repeats on 16th October 2016:
EMR will repeat this months transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC  will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

RTE set to close longwave 252 service in 2017

The Irish Post - the newspaper for the Irish in Britain - reports:

"RTÉ Radio will proceed with plans to axe its longwave 252 service next year, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for the national broadcaster confirmed the closure will take place in 2017 but that it would “explore possible ways forward” to maintain links with the Irish community across Britain, many of whom rely on the service.

Today’s announcement comes despite efforts by the Irish community to stop, or at least further delay, the closure."

Full story at:

(Source:Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

I noticed in the newsagents today that the Irish Post had also made it their front page story. So that looks like the end for another long wave station. Of course, many will remember the years 252 kHz broadcast Atlantic 252 which put in a great signal across Britain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wed Oct 12

3921 1832 Radio Dr Tim. Instrumental music, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.
3975 1824 IBC. Italian talk and pop music //6070. SINPO 44333.
4015 1815 Laser Hot Hits. News headlines, Huey Lewis & The News "This Is It," greetings, utility splash. SINPO 53443.
5800 1807 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show with 80s soul & funk. SINPO 33333.
6070 1827 IBC via Ch292. Italian talk, pop. SINPO 55555.
*6305 1800 Radio Mazda. Greetings, country music. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tues Oct 11

4015 1859 Laser Hot Hits. Talk Talk "Today," SINPO 34333.
5770 1907 Radio Igloo. "Singing the Blues," IDs, good peaks. SINPO 35443.
5800 1850 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 23432.
6295 1830 Little Feat Radio. Country music. SINPO 44433.
7530 1837 Radio Latino. Music, IDs. SINPO 33333.
7700U 1844 Marconi Radio Int. Music just audible. SINPO 25442.

(via Twente SDR)

Irish pirate radio station moved 304 times

The Meath Chronicle in Ireland reports:

"Portrait of a Pirate Radio Pioneer is a half-hour film by Jackie Jarvis and produced by Kevin Allen for IRISH TV that documents the fascinating life of a television engineer in rural Co Monaghan who set up the first land-based pirate radio station in Ireland.

Sean Mac Quillan works locally in Clones as a supplier of televisions, parts and services and in addition to his love for cobbling together old and disused remnants to fix television sets at minimum cost, he also doubles up as an ‘elegant chauffeur’ for debutantes to whom he hires out his vintage 1974 Jaguar.

As Mac Quillan recounts poignant moments while painting an ordinary life punctuated by extraordinary moments in laid-back tones, it is clear to the viewer that this authentic Irish character retains a steely determination to work solidly below the radar at what he loves in life while being an undisputed driven entrepreneurial pioneer and local treasure."

Read  whole article at:

The programme was broadcast on Saturday, but the articles adds at the end "IRISH TV can be viewed on Sky 191; Freesat 400; Free to Air and" so it could be repeated or available on the IrishTV website.

Info: Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group 

Alan Pennington, also on the BDXC-UK Yahoo group, adds:
The film is available to watch on Vimeo Mike at:
- his pirate radio exploits starts about 11 minutes in.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Mon Oct 10

4015 2045 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show from August. Coldplay "Paradise." SINPO 54444. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Sat Oct 8

4015 1748 Laser Hot Hits. Paul Stuart show from August, talking about Olympics, utility splash. SINPO 43443.
*6208 1650 Misti Radio. Instrumental music. SINPO 24332.
*6265 1706 Radio Enterhaken. ID/email address, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6285 1605 Radio Focus Int. RNLI promo, Shocking Blue "Never Marry A Railroad Man." SINPO 44433.
6305 1623 Radio Merlin Int. ELO "Here is the News," Elton John "Saturday Night." SINPO 44433.
*6320 1730 Stress Radio (Black Bandit). "Addicted to Love," said having audio problems. SINPO 54444.
*6325 1655 Radio Yogi. Dolly Parton "Working 9 to 5." SINPO 34333.
6379.5 1610 Radio GSV. IDs, instrumental music. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

Friday, October 07, 2016

Fri Oct 7

4015 1612 Laser Hot Hits. Shalamar song, then news report from 1980s about Laser 558. SINPO 34333.
6295 1600 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6305 1713 Long Live Radio. Tuning signal, IDs. SINPO 24332.
6325 1702 Odynn Radio. MARRS "Pump Up the Volume," ID, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6379.5 1639 Radio GSV. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way," J Geils Band "Centrefold," carrier on 6381. SINPO 43333.

(via Twente SDR)

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Thurs Oct 6

4015 1855 Laser Hot Hits. Utility just below 4015 making it hard to hear. SINPO 42332.
5765 1658 Radio Igloo. The Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," said closing soon, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6240 1841 Radio Panda. "The Great Pretender," "Saturday Night at the Movies." SINPO 24332.
6285 1838 Radio Batavier. Vengaboys "Going to Ibiza," then off. SINPO 54444.
6290 1650 Radio Goofy. Pop music, IDs, strong peaks. SINPO 44333.
6320U 1706 Radio Kimmy. OMD "Joan of Arc." SINPO 35443.
6320 1757 Radio Python. Alternative music, chat. SINPO 55544. Heard at 1830 chatting with Radio Oleg (still strong).

(via Twente SDR)

HF Global Pirate Weekend

North American DXer Andrew Yoder writes:

Just wanted to pass along the info for the upcoming Global HF weekend:

November 5-6, 2016
General frequency ranges:
15010-15100 kHz
21455-21550 kHz

Basic schedule:
European morning, 0800-1200 UTC from Europe to Asia/Japan/Oceania.
European afternoon, 1200-1600 UTC from Europe to North American and vice versa.
European night, 2200-2400 UTC from North America to Asia/Oceania.

Of course, these are general frequency ranges where pirates have broadcast during prior Global HF Pirate weekends. Some stations will surely operate on frequencies and times outside of these ranges. These will be updated on HF Underground and on the Hobby Broadcasting blog ( as schedules are received from stations.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Tues Oct 4

4015 1719 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. Eighties soul, utility splash. SINPO 43443.
*6236 1654 Hitmix Radio. Instrumental music. SINPO 34333.
6379 1724 Radio GSV. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way," ID, J Geils Band "Centrefold." good peaks. SINPO 33333.
7700U 1705 Marconi Radio Int. DX show in English. SINPO 35433.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

Free radio recordings

FRS Holland

Radio Barones

Cupid Radio

Alex Warner Radio Show

Radio Mi Amigo (RSL from LV Lightship, Harwich)

Monday, October 03, 2016

Mon Oct 3

*4015 1809 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 44333.
6284 1821 Radio Altrex. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6290 1817 Radio Klaubautermann. Dutch music. SINPO 33333.
6305 1814 Free Radio Victoria. Dutch version of "Should I Stay or Should I Go." SINPO 34333.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Sun Oct 2

*4015 1716 Laser Hot Hits. 1991 retro countdown with 808 State, then Kenny Thomas. SINPO 44433.
6210 1753 Laser Hot Hits (tent). Rock n roll. SINPO 24332.
6240 1445 Radio Black Arrow (tent). U2 "Beautiful Day," greetings but no ID. SINPO 44433.
6260 1440 Radio Panda. Music from Briquebec, ID and off. SINPO 24332.
6265 1625 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
6285 1615 Radio Akenzo. Dutch music. SINPO 54444.
6300 1416 Unid. "Whiter Shade of Pale," splash 6295/6305. SINPO 43433.
6305 1400 Radio Merlin Int. David Essex "Make You A Star," SINPO 44433.
6320 1633 Telstar Radio. Rock n roll. SINPO 54444.
6375 1430 Radio Readymix. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
6385 1508 Radio Witte Reus. Jean Michel Jarre, ID. SINPO 34333.
6393 1518 Radio 102. Musical Youth "Pass the Duchie," ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6510 1523 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, French SSB QRM. SINPO 22432.
*7580 1710 Radio Latino. Aretha Franklin "Say A Little Prayer." SINPO 44433.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thurs Sept 22

4015 2034 Laser Hot Hits. Stone Roses "Fools Gold." SINPO 34333.
6265 2020 Radio Cupid. Pop, Id jingle. SINPO 34333.
6985 2028 QBC International. Soul II Soul "Back to Life." SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tues Sept 20

4015 1919 Laser Hot Hits. Ace "How Long", then "Ball of Confusion". SINPO 44333.
6210 1909 Radio Blackbeard. ID, asking for reports, pop/dance. SINPO 44333.
6319 1900 Radio Goofy. ID, relay of east European station? SINPO 44433.
6965 1940 QBC International. ID, alternative rock, some utility QRM. SINPO 23332.

 (via Twente SDR)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Mon Sept 19

4015 2052 Laser Hot Hits. Ocean Drive, some utility splash. SINPO 43443.
5705U 2057 Radio Oleg. Move from 6320, slightly stronger, Ultravox "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes." SINPO 34333.
6210 2044 Radio Blackbeard. Dance music, ID jingle. SINPO 44333.
6310 2038 Radio OZNRH. ID jingle, smooth jazz. SINPO 34333.
6320U 2023 Radio Oleg. Instrumental music. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Radio Oleg eQSL

Very quick reply in only 3 minutes from Radio Oleg for reception on Saturday evening on 5700U. Address is radyooleg @ Many thanks.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sun Sept 18

3905 1830 Radio Relmus. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
4015 1835 Laser Hot Hits. "You're My Everything." SINPO 44333.
6210 1824 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 44333.
6285 1757 Radio Akenzo. "Heart of Gold," greetings, ID. SINPO 54444.
6325 1817 Radio Yogi & Einstein. Beatles "Hey Jude." SINPO 24332.
6385 1809 Radio GSV. ID, Bill Withers "Lovely Day." SINPO 44433.
6392 1842 Shortwave Pirate. Nena "99 Luftballons." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sat Sept 17

*3905 1645 Radio Relmus. Lily Allen song. SINPO 24332.
*4015 1650 Laser Hot Hits. EU talk. SINPO 34333.
*5700U 1918 Radio Oleg. Instrumental music, ID, weak but clear. SINPO 25442.
6206 1614 Radio Ronnie AM. ID, greetings, Kim Wilde "Cambodia." SINPO 34333.
6230 1630 Radio Casanova. Sweet "Dynamite," greetings. SINPO 44433.
6240 1640 Radio Casanova. Move from 6230. Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
6255 1655 Unid. "The Theme from S'Express," then Blondie, could catch ID. SINPO 24332.
*6320 1912 Radio Mustang. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
6375 1435 Radio Readymix. Kiss "I Was Made for Loving You." SINPO 34333.
6385 1443 Hitmix Radio. Schlager. SINPO 24332.
6392 1559 Radio Dr Tim. Move from 6539. SINPO 25332.
6423 1527 Studio 52. Dutch and German music. SINPO 44433.
6539 1538 Radio Dr Tim. Test, music just audible. SINPO 25332.
*6985 1948 QBC International. Stereophonics "Have A Nice Day." SINPO 24332.
*7700U 1605 Marconi Radio Int. Italian talk. SINPO 25332.
*9912L 1710 Baltic Sea Radio. Swing music. SINPO 45444.

(via Central England Web SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thurs Sept 15

4015 1738 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, SINPO 44433.
6305 1710 Radio Merlin Int. The Doors "Light My Fire," strong. SINPO 54444.
6315 1725 Radio Goofy. Pop, oldies, jingles but hard to hear. SINPO 24432. (see comments)
6325 1700 Hitmix Radio. "Reet Petite," then "Whole Lotta Shaking." SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)


eQSL received from Danish pirate OZNRH. It can normally be heard on 6310 kHz with smooth jazz but on this occasion was heard on 6316 kHz. Many thanks!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tues Sept 13

4015 1948 Laser Hot Hits. Wham "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go." SINPO 44333.
6210 1850 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. Pop, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6310 2020 Radio OZNRH (pres). Smooth jazz, lot of noise. SINPO 24232.
6322 1845 Anthony Radio. Pop, greetings, jingles. SINPO 44333.
6985 2010 QBC International (tent). Music. SINPO 23332.
7700U 2000 Marconi Radio Int. Depeche Mode, ID, weak/fair. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int on today and tomorrow

This week Marconi Radio International plays doubles!!

We'll be on air on both, 13 September 2016, from 1830 to 2130 UTC, and on 14 September 2016, from 1700 to 2100 UTC. The frequency is 7700 kHz USB mode and power 100 watts!.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100%. Our electronic mail address is:marconiradiointernational@ - Please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a fresh off the press  QSL card which can be seen on our Facebook page  at this web-address: https://www.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sat Sept 10

1611U 2045 Mike Radio. Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army." SINPO 45444.
4015 1952 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show. "Walking in the Rain." SINPO 43433.
6005 1912 Radio Northern Ireland v R700. SSTV, strong splash. SINPO 53443.
6210 1822 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. The Shamen song, SINPO 34333.
6260 2029 Radio Panda. Eagles "Hotel California," fair-good peaks. SINPO 24332/3.
6265 2019 Radio Mr Cash. Dolly Parton "Jolene," greetings, ID. SINPO 44333.
6285 1900 Radio Focus Int. Canned Heat "Let's Work Together," promo for RNLI. SINPO 44433.
6305 1919 Radio Marabu. German rock, utility QRM. SINPO 53443.
6316 1959 Radio OZNRH. IDs, smooth jazz. SINPO 44433.
6320 1837 Radio Mustang. Hollies "Air That I Breathe." SINPO 34333.
6325 2033 Radio Norton. Demis Roussos "Forever & Forever." SINPO 44333.
6423 2040 Studio 52. Oldies, utility QRM. SINPO 23332.
6985 2055 QBC International (tent). Alternative rock music, weak. SINPO 24332.
7700U 1806 Marconi Radio Int. DX show, fair peaks. SINPO 25443.
11845 1815 SM Radio v Armenia. Ron O'Quinn 70s show. SINPO 55544.

(via Twente SDR)

Tonight - best conditions on 48m for a while. Let's hope it continues....

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Italian Broadcasting Corporation schedule

Dear listeners,
this is just to remind you our weekly schedule:
- WEDNESDAY 20.00-22.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz
- FRIDAY 01.00-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz
- SATURDAY 01.30-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz

The first 30 minutes are devoted this week to the news for HAM and BCL "DX ITALIA DX NEWS", followed by "LA POSTA DEGLI ASCOLTATORI", the listeners' mailbox, with your August letters.
The second hour, on 6070 kHz, is occupied this week by "PANORAMA ONDE CORTE", news for BCL, and "History Hit", with music and news from 1978.

Inside our brodcasts we have some digital programs called "IBC DIGITAL" as follows:
- WEDNESDAY 20.30-21.00 UTC ON 6070 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) and OLIVIA 16-500 (2200 Hz)
- FRIDAY 01.25-01.30 UTC ON 9955 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
- SATURDAY 01.55-02.00 UTC ON 11580 kHz in MFSK32 (1500 Hz)
We wait for your reception reports to ... good listening and decoding!



Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Tues Sept 6

4015 2010 Laser Hot Hits. Carpenters "Top of the World," not //5800. SINPO 44333.
5800 2003 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
6310 1955 Radio OZNRH. Non-stop IDs, good signal but some SSB QRM. SINPO 43333.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, September 05, 2016

Mon Sept 5

4015 2026 Laser Hot Hits. Talking about EU, utility QRM, not //5800. SINPO 53433.
5800 2015 Laser Hot Hits. Phil Collins "Against All Odds," clip from Laser 558, Queen "I Want to Break Free." SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Sun Sept 4

*4015 1737 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott show, pop and dance, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
*5800 1800 FRS Holland. Sign on, then Mi Amigo tribute show. SINPO 44333.
6245 0912 Radio Digital. Chicago "If You Leave Me Now." SINPO 34333.
6255 0903 Radio Casanova. Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You," off 0915. SINPO 34333.

(via Central England Web SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Free radio recordings

With not much to listen to on 48 metres thanks to the terrible propagation conditions, here's a few recordings I made in July:

Radio Armada

Radio Oscar Zulu

SM Radio Int (via Ch292)

Radio Northern Ireland (via WRMI)
Radio Star Int, Italy (via Ch292)

FRS Holland 51mb test this evening

Dear FRS Friends,

First of all thanks to each and everyone sending us a mail/report/letter for our August 21st broadcast, some 2 weeks ago.
Soon we will be putting a little overview of that broadcast on the site. At the moment we do that, you will be informed by mail.
Of course we will do the best we can to answer all mail as soon as possible. No worries, FRS always replies to its listeners!
On Sunday September 4th, FRS will conduct a test broadcast within the 51 mb: most likely on either 5810 or 5855.
The 3 hour test will start around 18 UTC/ 20 CEST and will consist of a (partly) repeat of August 21st shows.
If you have time, give it a try and let us know about reception. Go tell your friends!
For now, all the best, have a good Sunday !!

73s,  FRS Team

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tues Aug 30

4015 2036 Laser Hot Hits. Haddaway "What is Love," then Freddie Mercury "Living on My Own." SINPO 44433. (via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int broadcast moves to Thursdays

Please be advised that  as from September of this year, our weekly broadcasts from Wednesdays move to Thursdays.

Here is the schedule for the first Thursday transmissions of MRI on  1 September 2016:  
1600-1800 UTC  on 7700 kHz (USB mode), 
1815-1915 UTC on 15070 kHz (USB mode) 
1930-2130 UTC on 9300 kHz (USB Mode).

Our broadcasts include some kind of programmes now sadly missing from most shortwave radio stations:  an old style DX show in English “Italian Short Wave Panorama” (there is also the Italian version called “Panorama Onde Corte”) with lot of recent logs  as well as  a mailbag show (“La Posta degli ascoltatori”) in Italian. Our  station identification  announcements are not only in English and Italian but also in French, German, Romanian, Spanish and Catalan.

For the first time in our history a Facebook page about our station has been introduced. It is called "MRI World" and can be found at this web address: - Although it is still  far from being completed  you can leave your comments and suggestions.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100%. Our electronic mail address is: marconiradiointernational@ - Please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

Last but not least,  we need your help! If you use social networks, please post an announcement on Facebook  or send out a tweet the day  before the broadcast. You can also forward this message to a friend. This should help increase our  potential audience.

We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our transmissions.

Best 73's

Marconi Radio International (MRI)

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mon Aug 29

*4015 1825 Laser Hot Hits. FSN and Offshore Echoes promos, The Drifters "Up on the Roof". SINPO 34333.
6305 1730 Radio Merlin Int. Black "Wonderful Life," ID. SINPO 44433.
6319 1745 Radio Goofy. Pop music, IDs, poor audio. SINPO 33333.
6385 1758 Radio Altrex. ID, M "Pop music." SINPO 34333.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tues Aug 23

3905 2041 U Boat 66 Radio. Just able to hear music, weak. SINPO 24332.
4015 2046 Laser Hot Hits. Stereo MCs. SINPO 44333.
5890 2035 Radio Batavia. Weak signal, music just audible. SINPO 24332.
6210 2054 Laser Hot Hits v Blackbeard. Dance music, signal was weak then peaked at strong level before fading back again, all in a few minutes! SINPO 24332 - 54433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sun Aug 21

4015 2205 Laser Hot Hits. Black "Wonderful Life," Fiction Factory "Feels Like Heaven," narrow filter best to avoid ute on 4019-4021. SINPO 44333.
6210 1540 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Live show, OMD. SINPO 44433.
*6230 1550 Radio Panda. Music just audible. SINPO 24332.
*6260 1500 Sundown Radio. Instrumental music, weak signal. SINPO 24332.
*6285 1555 Radio Akenzo. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6300 2148 FRS Holland. Roger Davis show. The Originals, reading reception reports, Diana Ross & Supremes, strong peaks,. SINPO 44333.
*6303 1505 Radio Pioneer. Dutch song. SINPO 44333.
6385 1530 Hitmix Radio. "Maria" followed by "Marie Marie." SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR/ * via Barneys SDR, England)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sat Aug 20

3905 1845 Radio Alice. "I want to be a Hippy," ID, "Scatman." SINPO 44333.
4015 1855 Laser Hot Hits. Yellow Dog "One More Night," SINPO 54444.
4025 2108 Sluwe Vos Radio. Pet Shop Boys "Always on My Mind." SINPO 44433.
6210 2055 Radio Blackbeard. IDs, music, poor signal. SINPO 24332.
*6225 1725 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs, greetings. SINPO 44333.
*6307 1749 Skyline Radio Germany. ID, music just audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

FRS Holland tomorrow evening

Dear FRS Friend,

On Sunday August 21st (evening) FRS-Holland will hit the SW airwaves.
Programmes that evening will start at 16:52 UTC/ 18:52 CEST with no less than 5 hours of music and information.

FRS will offer varied programmes and no doubt it will be worth while tuning our way.
A thematic Sunday evening full of music, information and radio related items....the 'old fashioned' true sound of short wave free radio.

Frequencies will 9300//a 48 mb frequency (6200-6300 range). Tune in! Go tell your friends... 
For more detailed information surf to []. A fresh article providing all details is now available on our web site...

May we take this opportunity to tell you that any mail or snail mail is more than welcome. Remember your support (letters, mails, reception reports) is our reward and thus very important.

In the mean time our web site has been updated. All information about updates/ new articles/ new menu-items can be read in the aforementioned fresh article.

Thanks for reading this mail...we very much hope to 'meet' you on Sunday August 21st on the short wave bands!!

73s  Peter Verbruggen (on behalf of the entire FRS crew)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thurs Aug 18

4015 2145 Laser Hot Hits. Motors "Airport," Brothers Johnson, then XTC "Senses Working Overtime. SINPO 54333.  (via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wed Aug 17

4015 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Change of frequency. Thompson Twins "Hold Me Now." SINPO 54333.
6285 2022 Radio Blauwe Ster. Dutch instrumental music. SINPO 24332.
6320 2015 Little Feat Radio. Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do." SINPO 54333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Radio Uniek eQSL

Great eQSL from Dutch medium wave pirate Radio Uniek for reception on Friday on 1621 kHz. Many thanks.

Marconi Radio Int on air tomorrow

After our  “Ferragosto Special Broadcast” on 15 August, 2016, Marconi Radio International goes back to normal with its regular weekly transmissions on Wednesdays.

We’ll once again be on air tomorrow 17 August 2016, as follows:
1600-1800 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode), 
1830-1930 UTC on 15070 kHz (USB mode), 
2000-2200 UTC on 7700 kHz (USB Mode).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sun Aug 14

4029 2124 Laser Hot Hits. Pop music. SINPO 34333.
*5800 1818 Telstar FM v relay. Dutch station. Dutch version of "Heartbeat". SINPO 24332.
*6040 1750 Eighties Radio. Debbie Harry "French Kissing in the USA." SINPO 34333.
6210 2024 Mustang Radio. Greetings, "If You Can't Give Me Love," SINPO 44444.
6230 2050 Radio Blackbeard. Black Box "Right on Time." SINPO 44333.
6260 2029 Radio Batavier. Dutch song. SINPO 44333.
*6265 1755 Radio Joey. Dance music, signal improving. SINPO 24332.
*6285 1815 Radio Focus Int. Rock, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6305 2130 Radio Merlin Int. The Doors "People are Strange." SINPO 55444.
6310 2045 Radio OZNRH. Mellow jazz. SINPO 44333.
6337 2040 Radio Odynn. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
*6385 1807 Studio 52. Nena song. SINPO 34333.

(*via Central England SDR/ via Twente SDR)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sat Aug 13

4029 2200 Laser Hot Hits. Pop, splash from 4035. SINPO 33333.
4035 2140 TRX Radio (pres). Blues music. SINPO 54444.
6210 1809 Mike Radio. "Mission Impossible," theme. SINPO 44433.
6240 1609 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Jingles, dance music. SINPO 34333.
6240 2208 Radio Blackbeard. ID, dance music. SINPO 44433.
6258 1848 Radio Batavier. Oldies. SINPO 43333.
6285 1625 Radio Focus Int. The Byrds, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6295 1735 Voice of the Netherlands. Rose Royce "Is this Love You're After," SINPO 44433, moved to 6293 at 1804. Strong peaks.
6295 1902 Radio Batavier. Move from 6258. "Bad Moon Rising." SINPO 33333. Still on at 2150 - now SINPO 54444.
6320 1827 Magic AM. KC & The Sunshine Band "That's the Way," SINPO 34333.
6340 1838 Lowland Radio. Oldies. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Marconi Radio Int special broadcast

On August 15, let's celebrate one year since MRI returned back on the air  on the occasion of Ferragosto national holiday! Tune in to MRI  Thank you for your participation!

Every year many Italians observe Assumption Day, also known as Ferragosto, on August 15. This year the national holiday of Ferragosto  (which celebrates the Catholic belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven at her death) coincides with the first anniversary since MRI,  after 15 years of dormancy, returned back to the airwaves  on 15 August 2015.

Although most of Italians go to the beach (or mountains) for Ferragosto, MRI will be on the air with a special broadcast as follows: from  0800 to 1000 UTC  on 7700 kHz USB and from 1030 to 1530 UTC on 15025 kHz.

To mark this anniversary, we’ll air  “Ferragosto Show”, with music, interviews and listeners' feedbacks.

But that is not all. In addition to our weekly DX shows  "Italian Shortwave Panorama" (in English) and  "Panorama Onde Corte" (in Italian),  we'll be airing a repeat of our special programme  in Italian produced, in cooperation with Radio Europe  and IBC – Italian Broadcasting Corporation, to celebrate the  role of free shortwave radio on the occasion of 2016 World Radio Day.

We take this opportunity to invite shortwave listeners and DXers, in conjunction with this Special Ferragosto broadcasts  on August 15, 2016, to send your greetings in a form of audio clip (mp3-file) or  text  to We'll  air  and include  your greetings in our next MRI Newsletter.

As usual MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts are welcome! We QSL 100% and of course a  Special  Ferragosto  QSL verification will be sent to acknowledge reports about reception of above mentioned broadcasts.

Our e-mail address is: but please don’t forget to include your postal address as some lucky listeners will also receive a printed QSL card.

Last but not least, we need your help! If you use social networks, please post an announcement on Facebook or send out a tweet the day before the broadcasts. You can also forward this message to a friend. This should help increase our potential audience.
We hope to hear from a lot of shortwave listeners about our special Ferragosto broadcasts.

Best 73's
Marconi Radio International

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thurs Aug 11

4029 2041 Laser Hot Hits. Status Quo "Down Down," QRM from utility on 4031. SINPO 33333.
6240 2006 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6265 1950 Cupid Radio. Rock, IDs and off. Said might be on at weekend. SINPO 54444.
6290 2010 Radio Goofy. Music, jingles and off. SINPO 33333.
6295 2050 Radio Pirana. ID, Bob Marley "No Woman No Cry," also played jingle for my address list (thanks). SINPO 44333.
6306 2000 Alex Warner Radio Show. ID, greetings, German rock. SINPO 54444.
6850 1955 U Boat 66 Radio. Greetings, soft rock, testing new transmitter. SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wed Aug 10

4029 2202 Laser Hot Hits. The Classics Experience with Paul Walker. "Twist & Shout", "Rose Garden." SINPO 44333.

(via Twente SDR)

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Tues Aug 9

4029 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Carpenters "Top of the World." SINPO 34333.
5830 2030 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6295 2045 Unid. Spanish talk, Latin Am music. SINPO 34333.
6319 2020 Radio Odynn. Kate Bush "Running up the Hill," SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Sun Aug 7

*4029 1925 Laser Hot Hits. Kane Gang "Cloest Thing to Heaven," SINPO 34333.
6040 1915 Eighties Radio. "Never Stop Me From Loving You," ID. SINPO 44433.
6240 1752 Radio Casanova. ID, greetings, "Save Me." SINPO 44433.
6255 1725 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6257 1930 Radio Akenzo. The Beatles "Hey Jude," SINPO 34333.
6285 1800 Radio Focus Int. "Still Got the Blues for You," ID. SINPO 34333.
6307 1825 Radio Goofy. European pop, bad sound on the audio - transmitter fault? SINPO 24332.
6315 1904 Radio Nachtrijder. Lady GaGa then Roxette "Joyrider," SINPO 34333.
6960 1735 Radio Digital. "Locomotion," "Ob La Di Ob La Do." SINPO 34333.

(via Central England Web SDR/
*via Twente SDR))

BPM Shortwave eQSL

BPM Shortwave sent me this great eQSL after hearing on July 30 on 6245 kHz. Many thanks.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Sat Aug 6

6235 1741 Radio Technical Man. ID, polka. SINPO 34333.
6260 1750 Digital AM. Elvis "Jailhouse Rock." SINPO 34333.
6295 1737 Radio Pioneer. Abba "Winner Takes It All." SINPO 34333.
6306 1730 Radio Groentboertje. Dutch music, whistle from station on 6305. SINPO 33333.
6320 1720 Magic AM. Gilbert O'Sullivan "Get Down," then Human League," greetings. SINPO 44433.

(via Central England Web SDR) 

Friday, August 05, 2016

Fri Aug 5

6070 1735 Radio Mi Amigo v Ch292. Broadcasting from the LV Lightship, Harwich. Punk classics. SINPO 45444.
6285 1700 Radio Focus Int. Sixities music, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6307 1710 Radio Goofy. Just traces of music, ID in Iann's chat.

(via Central England SDR)

SM Radio International eQSL

SM Radio International sent an eQSL for its programme on July 9. The station is relayed via Channel 292. Tomorrow it is scheduled to broadcast between 1000-1200 UTC and 1900-2100UTC.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Wed Aug 3

4029 2048 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show, "The Midas Touch." SINPO 44333.
7700U 2034 Marconi Radio Int. Italian talk, not easy to hear. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, August 01, 2016

Radio Armada wins QSL award

The long-running Dutch medium wave pirate Radio Armada has been voted as the first recipient of the free radio QSL Award at this year's Dutch summer meeting for free radio listeners and operators, held a few weeks ago.

Listeners had been voting for which station they believed offered the best QSL service and the result was announced at the meeting. The station operator received a  Swedish crystal vase and a bouquet of flowers.

The award was sponsored by the Shortwave Combination Holland free radio station and Swedish DX clubs MKVK and VDXK.

I was able to listen to Radio Armada on Saturday evening on 1667 kHz and sent him a reception report. I received a quick reply with an eQSL, letter and photo of him with his award.

Congratulations and many thanks!