Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sun Apr 15

1685 2135 The Ghoul. Switch to medium wave. Heard with music from Alan Parsons Project and Steely Dan "Ricky Don't Lose That Number." Then Bogusman opening with The Adverts "Gary Gilmore's Eyes." Weak with fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
3936 2150 Radio Dr Tim. Radio Osaka tribute programme. SINPO 24332.
4895 0903 Dance Wave Shortwave. Dance music. SINPO 25332.
6205 0838 Laser Hot Hits. Nick Kamen "Each Time You Break My Heart," SINPO 33333.
6210 0822 Radio King Shortwave. Rock music. SINPO 33333.
6260 0908 Radio Zeewolf. Rock & dance music. SINPO 34333.
6285 0850 Energy FM via relay. Audio feed problem with sound cutting out. Fair signal.
6285 1530 Atlantis FM via relay. Blondie "Sunday Girl," Tenerife ads, audio problem fixed now. SINPO 34433.
6375 0855 Harmony Radio. Easy listening music. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

It has been an incredibly quiet Sunday on 48 metres as operators don't bother switching on due to on-going bad propagation. If you haven't seen it, Terry's blog explains what's going on: 

Let's hope conditions improve. A lot of the Dutch seem to concentrating on the top end of medium wave. Last night was busy on MW and I was getting many good signals - even on a small portable in the west of England. 


Anonymous said...

The problem also is that the UK/Irish stations worth their salt no longer broadcast, and there are no others to succeed them.

Irish Paul said...

I would have to disagree with You there.
They are still some good Uk/Irish stations Including The Bogusman, the Ghoul, Radio Merlin, Laser Hot Hits, Radio Underground, Radio Pandora and many more.
It's not the operators fault that conditions are generally poor at the moment.


Anonymous said...

Many more, Paul? I meant Livewire, WMR, Subterranean, Ozone(without Gary Stevens), Armadillo, Blackbeard, Sierra Sierra, Gloria, TCR/Nitrozone...
To call some of the ones you mention as being "good" is incredibly subjective, but it of course down to individual opinions/taste.

uk dxer said...

I think the stations battling on despite the bad propagation deserve our support.

Bogusman/The Ghoul are providing genuinely different programmes to what you would hear on mainstream radio - real "free radio." Also trying medium wave to try to get their programmes out there.

Laser Hot Hits has celebrated it 28th birthday and is still going strong with music for all tastes while Radio Merlin keeps plugging away.

Stations like XTC, Pandora and Underground also come on occasionally.

The UK shortwave free radio scene is not dead yet but this propagation is not helping so them, and all other free radio stations, need to know you're out there listening.

Anonymous said...

Laser not my cup of tea but fair comment, UK Dxer.