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
GLASGOW
G41 4HF
Scotland

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 www.txfm.ie.

(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 www.frsholland.nl 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 GΓΆhren, 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
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u  will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u 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:
http://irishpost.co.uk/rte-radios-longwave-252-service-will-axed-2017-despite-campaign-irish-across-britain-save/

(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: http://www.meathchronicle.ie/entertainment/roundup/articles/2016/10/06/4127910-pirate-radio-station-moved-304-times/

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 www.Irishtv.com" 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: https://vimeo.com/90407094
- 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 (http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com/) 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)