Monday, May 29, 2017

Borderhunter Summer Meeting 2017

Hi Free Radio and pirate fans!

 It's already time for another one! From the 30th June to 2nd July 2017, everyone of distinction in the free radio scene meets once again – both listeners and stations!

On this particular weekend, it’s provisionally planned that the next Borderhunter summer meeting (well-known and well-loved across Europe) will take place in the first weekend of July. Only those who already know about this fantastic meeting, know what the home stayers miss.

As in every year, the question of where to stay overnight is no problem! You can stay in a car, tent, caravan, hotel, B&B or at the accommodation at the camp site (complete with beds, but bring a sleeping bag) – everything can be brought along, as everything is best provided for.

The meeting begins officially on Saturday, as usual. In addition, every year many hobbyists travel on Friday, which the boss of the organisation also has no problem with. Everyone is always most cordially welcome at any time!

You can safely leave your picnic basket at home with your mother – the selection of meals and drinks is so vast, that you will be a little bit heavier when you return home on Sunday!

And all this and more at affordable prices. However in order not to drive the meeting organisation into financial ruin, there is a small contribution of 2 Euros per person which is obligatory.

Radio Borderhunter will organise a meeting for friends of the free radio and pirate hobby, that is not only unique, but will also remain unsurpassed – that we promise all hobbyists!

 In order that we can better plan, we request that you let us know when you are coming, in advance if possible. As we want to make sure that we have enough food beforehand, for example.

Reservations, applications and questions should be directed to the following e-mail address: or to

The exact route to the meeting will be given in advance. Most of you will know it from previous years.

Our motto for this meeting, as always is: come, see, be amazed, be at home.

All free radio friends are cordially welcome at the BORDERHUNTER SUMMER MEETING on 30th June until 2nd of July 2017!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wed May 24

3925 2013 Mike Radio. Kim Wilde "Cambodia," OMD "Joan of Arc." Strong peaks. SINPO 44444.
5800 2033 Radio 319. Caroline recording. Pink Floyd "See Emily Play." SINPO 44333.
6210 2050 Panda Radio. Talk & instrumental music, weak. SINPO 23332.
6220 2023 Laser Hot Hits. Sheila B Devotion, talk about Eurovision Song Contest. SINPO 55444.
6282 2007 Radio Enterhaken. Rock, talk and IDs in German. SINPO 33333.
6290 2003 Radio Ronalisa. Instrumental music, weak. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

We Are Manchester

Thanks CoolAM!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pirate Studio 52 to start monthly broadcast via relay

Studio 52 will start a short wave via Media Broadast GmbH, starting from 3 June 2017, once a month, from 1200 to 1500 UTC (14:00 - 17:00 hours CET).

Due to delays in the approval from the German authorities, the broadcast is initially outsourced to Sofia and from there the 11715 kHz with 100kW.

The aim is, however, to carry the transmission in the 49m band with 100kW from Nauen.

The same transmitter and antenna is used for the well-known KBC, so that approximately the same reception conditions are achieved.

The broadcasts also run via the stream, which is also frequented by Hitmix and Radio60 during the week.

Studio52 wird ab dem 03.06.2017 zunächst immer einmal im Monat in der Zeit von 12:00 - 15:00 Uhr UTC (14:00 - 17:00 Uhr MESZ) eine Kurzwelle bei der Media Broadast GmbH anmieten.

Wegen Verzögerungen bei der Genehmigung der deutschen Behörden wird die Ausstrahlung vorerst nach Sofia ausgelagert und von dort die 11715 kHz mit 100kW eingesetzt. Ziel ist es jedoch, die Ausstrahlung im 49m-Band mit 100kW von Nauen aus durchzuführen. Dort wird dann der gleiche Sender und Antenne wie das allseits bekannte KBC benutzt, sodass in etwa die gleichen Empfangsbedingungen erreicht werden.

Die Sendungen laufen auch über den Stream, der unter der Woche auch von Hitmix und Radio60 frequentiert wird.

(info via Dr Tim)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sun May 21

3905 2027 Skyline Radio Int. OMD "Joan of Arc." SINPO 44433.
4915 2050 EDMR. Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive." SINPO 34333.
5890 2042 Radio Batavia. Kim Wilde "Kids in America," SINPO 44444.
6210 2021 Radio Nordsee Int. Sixties music, talk in German. SINPO 34333.
6220 2015 Laser Hot Hits. Heart "The Girl," then Norway's Eurovision entry. SINPO 44433.
6285U 2036 Radio Barraquda. Boney M "Sunny," SINPO 44433.
6305 2010 Radio Underground. ID, Jean Michel Jarre "Oxygene," SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fri May 19

3920 1959 EDMR. Leo Sayer "You Make Feel Like Dancing." SINPO 34333.
6205U 1955 Radio Barraquda. "I Never Knew Love Like This Before." SINPO 44433.
6220 1945 Laser Hot Hits. Elton John "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." SINPO 44343.
6267 1940 Radio Mustang. Pop/dance. SINPO 54444.
6290 1945 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
*6293 1810 Radio Altrex. Pop, cow noises. SINPO 34333.
*6321 1803 Shortwave Pirate. Jingles, SSTV. SINPO 34333.
*6725 1815 Radio Pioneer. David Bowie "Modern Love," SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR/*Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thurs May 18

4915 2036 EDMR. Billy Joel "Just the Way You Are," SINPO 34333.
5800 2042 Radio 319. "Family Man," "When the Levees Break," off 2050. SINPO 34333.
6220 2031 Laser Hot Hits. Status Quo, then REM. SINPO 34333.
6305 2020 Mike Radio. "Albatross," greetings, ID, then "Oxygene," SINPO 54444.
6320 2025 Little Feat Radio. Oldies. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Delays in replies to reception reports

Due to health problems and personal problems listeners replies are delayed for some stations.

Especially replies from stations Radio Marchmusic, Radio Heidi, Radio Dummyload, Radio Dr.Tim, Radio Jodelpiraat, Radio Sofaking, Radio Lesbos, Radio BZN, Clinic Radio, Radio Anonymous, Transatlantic Broadcast, World Cup Radio are delayed.

All listeners letters will be answered from time to time. All reports will be verified 100%. Please be patient....

Aufgrund gesundheitlicher und sonstiger Probleme hat es bei einigen Stationen in den letzten Wochen und Monaten Verzögerungen gegeben bei der Beantwortung der Hörerpost. Unter anderem sind davon die Stationen Radio Marchmusic, Radio Heidi, Radio Dummyload, Radio Dr.Tim, Radio Jodelpiraat, Radio Sofaking, Radio Lesbos, Radio BZN, Clinic Radio, Radio Anonymous, Transatlantic Broadcast, World Cup Radio .... betroffen.

Alle Hörerpost wird nach und nach beantworetet, alle Reports werden wie bekannt zui 100% bestätigt. Man bittet nur noch um ein bisschen Geduld........

(information via Dr Tim)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mon May 15

6220 1718 Laser Hot Hits. Broken English "Coming on Strong," Thompson Twins "Doctor Doctor." SINPO 44444.

(Kiwi SDR, SW England)

eQSL from Radio March Music

Radio March Music sent me this eQSL for reception on March 15 2017. Thank you March Music!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sun May 14

6095 1000 Ronnie AM. Dutch instrumental music, ID, greetings. SINPO 35333.
6150 1027 Radio Marabu v Europe 24. Robert Miles "Children," SINPO 45444.
6210 1600 Radio King Shortwave. "Fanfare for the Common Man," SINPO 24332.
6220 1011 Laser Hot Hits. Live show, Olivia Newton John "Xanadu," Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart." SINPO 45444.
6240 1730 Radio Casanova. Schlager. SINPO 43433.
6282 1613 Radio De Kat. Men at Work "Down Under," SINPO 34333.
6285 1231 Radio Python. High energy disco music. SINPO 44333.
6285 1553 Radio Panda. Instrumental music, short test. SINPO 23332.
6285 1649 Telstar Radio. "Rolling Home," ID, greetings. SINPO 44444.
6300 1706 Radio Foxfire. Flock of Seagulls "I Ran," SINPO 33333.
6307 1656 Radio Goofy. ID jingle, music. SINPO 23332.
6323 1724 Radio Zodiac. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
7460 1719 Radio Dr Tim. Testing. African type music. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sat May 13

4915 1851 EDMR. Rolling Stones. SINPO 24332.
5800 1803 Radio 319.  Manic Street Preachers. SINPO 34333.
6220 1758 Laser Hot Hits. "Give You My Love," SINPO 44444. (4029 seems to be off air)
6290 1807 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44444.
6307 1855 Radio Goofy. Music, ID jingles. SINPO 24332.
6325 1750 Radio Python (tent). Blur, then "Crocketts Theme," off. SINPO 54444.
6725 1840 Radio Pioneer. Dutch music. SINPO 34333.

(Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fri May 12

6220 1714 Laser Hot Hits. "One Night In Bangkok," SINPO 54444. Still a great signal at 2150 - SINPO 55444.
6260 1725 Unid. Country, Dutch & easy listening music, ID at 1742 but too weak to hear.  SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thurs May 11

4029 1958 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Dance music. SINPO 33333.
6220 1950 Laser Hot Hits. B52s "Love Shack," Squeeze "Goobye Girl." SINPO 54444.
6380 1938 Radio Blauwe Panter (tent). Polka, utility QRM. SINPO 43443.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Medium wave pirate log from Portugal

Carlos Goncalves in Portugal has posted on the PlayDX blog another huge X-band log of Dutch, Greek and Serbian pirates he has heard this month between 1607 & 1760 kHz.

Take a look at:

(via Giampiero Bernardini, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tues May 9

4029 1906 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. Weak and noisy signal, 6220 lot better. SINPO 24332.
4915 1835 EDMR Shortwave. "Theme from Shaft," "Sweet Home Alabama." SINPO 34333.
5800 1900 Radio 319. Simple Minds "81 82 83 84," SINPO 34333.
6220 1847 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott show. "I Am Peace Man," SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Irish pirate radio website

There's a new website for people interested in the Irish pirate radio era. The site owner, who has been involved in several Irish medium wave and shortwave stations, is interested in swapping recording with other enthusiasts.

On his site he says he believes it is one of largest privately owned collections. He adds: "This website is based around my large collection of pirate radio recordings, which I will not put up on the internet for anyone to download free of charge. I prefer to swap my recordings with other people, so that we can all share our collections in a controlled manner, so that we can all enlarge our respective collections in the process."

Monday, May 08, 2017

Mon May 8

4029 1755 Laser Hot Hits. Kinks "Lazy Sunday Afternoon." SINPO 34333.
6220 1747 Laser Hot Hits. Eurythmics "Missionary Man", Lady Gaga "Poker Face." SINPO 44444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Sat May 6

4029 1603 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
5840 1617 Radio 319. Simple Minds "81 82 83 84," ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6210 1710 Ronnie AM. Rubettes "Juke Box Jive." SINPO 34333.
6220 1542 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott show. 3T "I Would Do Anything For You." SINPO 45444.
6280 1547 Radio Tarzan. OMD "Electricity," ID, short test. SINPO 33333.
6300 1525 Radio Bizon "Dragons Lair," talk in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
6725 1715 Radio Pioneer. Polka. SINPO 44333.
6850 1537 Radio Arcadia. Jazz, strong SSB QRM. SINPO 22332. Reception improved at 1610, fair peaks, SSB gone. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

New book about pirate radio in 80s London

The book is called "TX Magazine: Pirate radio dispatches from eighties London." Information about
the book on the AM FM website says:

"For three years between 1985 and 1988, TX Magazine documented the changes on London’s illegal airwaves. New laws had just increased the risks of pirate broadcasting, driving away many of the earlier participants. An experiment in community broadcasting was planned by the government, only to be axed over extremism fears. From a small hardcore of pirates in 1985, the FM band exploded with new and diverse stations.

This book presents a slice through the archives of TX Magazine, giving an insight into London’s radio at this critical time in its history and the hopes for a better radio system that reflected the changing city.

Compiled by Stephen Hebditch, the editor of TX Magazine and author of the acclaimed history of unlicensed radio in the capital, London’s Pirate Pioneers.

Featuring an updated history of the magazine and including layouts from the original magazine masters, this new book returns TX to print for the first time in over a quarter century."

For more information go to:

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wed May 3

6207 1810 Radio Goofy. Music, ID and off 1812. SINPO 33333.
6220 1827 Laser Hot Hits. Andrew Gold "Lonely Boy." SINPO 44444.
6235 1814 Trans Atlantic Radio. Old German music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mon May 1

4029 1737 Laser Hot Hits. Playing radio promos. SINPO 34333.
5771 1707 Radio Igloo. ID/email, "I've Got You Under My Skin." SINPO 24332.
6220 1620 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music, jingles. SINPO 44444.
6285 1604 Unid. Relay of Radio Monique, Simple Minds "Promised You A Miracle." SINPO 34333.
6295 1609 Telstar Radio. Stranglers "Skin Deep", ID, greetings. SINPO 55444.
6850 1636 Radio Bandido. Country music. SINPO 34333.
6875 1649 Radio Europe. Smooth jazz, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Pirate BBC Essex 2017

The BBC & Pharos Trust are pleased to confirm that the LV18 will again be the host for Pirate BBC Essex. The station will run 12th to 14th August 2017 and will mark, on 14th August, the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which closed most pirate radio stations.

Keith Skues will present his Sunday late show from the LV18, with other Saturday/Sunday shows to be confirmed.

Pirate BBC Essex programmes from 9am – 3pm on Mon 14th live from the LV18 on all frequencies (for the first time!) including presenters Johnnie Walker, Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day, Tom Edwards and Norman St John. Other surprise Pirate guests expected !

There will also be a unique link up with Radio Caroline aboard the Ross Revenge during Monday afternoon.

Other activities will include: a Pirate Exhibition on Ha’penny Pier open to the public from Sat 12th to Mon 14th August
The Boat That Rocked film showing at Electric Palace cinema on Sun 13th (evening) introduced by former pirate broadcasters.

(via Mike Terry BDXC-UK Yahoo group)