Monday, November 12, 2018

Mon Nov 12

5780 1608 Zenith Classic Rock. Donald Fagen "Walk Between Raindrops," Wishbone Ash "The Pilgrim." SINPO 55544.
6205 1600 Laser Hot Hits. News headlines, then dance music. SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Green Monster Radio eQSL

North American pirate Green Monster Radio sent this eQSL after I managed to hear him on Friday night. Many thanks for the QSL.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Sun Nov 11

3923 1757 Unid. Long chat in Dutch, Friesland mentioned couldn't pick out ID. SINPO 34333. Beta logged Continental Radio on 3924 at 1900.
5780 1026 Zenith Classic Rock. Rock music. SINPO 34333.
6185 1018 Mike Radio. ID, greetings, The Shadows, then Kiss "I Was Made for Loving You." SINPO 55444.
6205 0956 Laser Hot Hits. Dina Carroll "One Two Three," talking about fireworks. SINPO 54444.
6210 0940 Radio King Shortwave. Oldies. SINPO 33333.
6230 1015 Coast FM. Mr Hudson feat Kayne West "Supernova." SINPO 44433.
*6240 1426 Radio Casanova. Polka, some utility interference. SINPO 43433.
6264 0945 Radio Cuckoo. The Who "Substitute." SINPO 34333.
6270 0935 Radio Quadzilla. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
*6276 1335 Radio Dr Tim. Country music, IDs, thanking listeners for reports. SINPO 34333.
*6285 1439 Radio KR1. "Land of Hope and Glory." SINPO 44444.
*6305 1348 Radio Merlin Int. Music from 1940s to mark Armistice Day. Good signal. SINPO 44433.
6312 1035 The Ghoul. Comedy sketch, Fester "Dutch Uncles,"  Style Council "Walls Come Tumbling Down." SINPO 34333.
6318 0951 Radio Sovereign. Helen Reddy "Lady of the Night." SINPO 34333.
*6324 1343 Radio OZNRH. Smooth jazz, splash from Sovereign. SINPO 33433.
*6375 1445 Radio Baken 16. "Fanfare for the Common Man," IDs, greetings, Lordi "Hard Rock Hallelujah." SINPO 44433.
*6393 1354 Radio Pandora. Rosemary Clooney "This Ole House," Steve St John chatting, signal peaked at S9+10dB then faded out. Heard again at 1419. SINPO 34333.
*6449.5 1421 Radio Readymix. Heavy rock. SINPO 44433.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sat Nov 10

5140 1757 Charleston Radio Int. Non-stop IDs before start of programme at 1802. Strong  bursts of SSB QRM from 5142. SINPO 32332.
*5780 1510 Zenith Classic Rock. Rolling Stones "Undercover of the Night." SINPO 34333.
*6205 1451 Laser Hot Hits. ELO "Turn to Stone," SINPO 44433.
6210 1351 Radio AC DC. ID, "Ring of Fire."SINPO 43433.
*6220 1522 Radio Fox 48. AC DC "Whole Lotta Rosie." SINPO 34333.
6230 1456 Coast FM. Oldies. SINPO 33433.
*6240 1503 Radio Casanova. "Welcome to My World," ID, greetings, "Do The Locomotion." SINPO 54444.
6270 1418 Telstar Radio. Greetings, BZN, OMD, Koto. SINPO 54444.
6285 1411 Radio KR1. Ike & Tina Turner "Rollin Down the River," Serge Gainsbourg "Je T'Aime." SINPO 54444.
6290 1515 Quality AM Radio. "A Little Less Conversation," then Jean Michel Jarre "Oxygene." SINPO 3333.
6305 1428 Radio Merlin Int. The Doors "Spanish Caravan." SINPO 34433.
6312 1405 Bogusman. Sugar "Hoover Dam," The Cure "Out of This World." SINPO 43433.
6318 1358 Radio Sovereign. "Blueberry Hill," SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *Barneys web SDR)

Friday, November 09, 2018

Fri Nov 9

*5140 1820 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.
5780 1525 Zenith Classic Rock. Pat McManus "Give Me Love." SINPO 55444.
6205 1810 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34333.
6235 1510 Misti Radio. Dutch music, ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6270 1457 Radio Altrex. Rock, ID, greetings, signing off. SINPO 33333.
6290 1505 Radio KR1. Dutch instrumental music, promo KR1 t-shirts. SINPO 44433.
6305 1515 Radio Merlin Int. Hazel O'Connor "Will You." SINPO 44433.
6318 1520 Radio Sovereign. Suzi Quatro "48 Crash," Fortunes "You've Got Your Troubles." SINPO 34333.
6955U 2300 Green Monster Radio (USA). Bruce Springsteen "Glory Days," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *Barneys web SDR)

Hungarian pirate Chaos Radio raided

Message from Chaos Radio: 

"Thanks everyone, who wrote me reports here! It was a fun one month, but it is over.
"Unfortunatelly, today, while I was testing some, the Hungarian telecommunication authorities showed up, so looks like no more transmissions from Hungary.
"We had problems for like a year now with more and more frequent pirate radio raids on 3 meter band, so I tried to move to shortwave, and hoped the best.
"Sadly, they told me, they are monitoring these frequencies too, and no mercy to unlicensed activities even on sw, so they killed my sw station too, pretty quickly."


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Radio Emmeloord eQSL

Dutch medium wave station Radio Emmeloord sent me an eQSL for a special broadcast they did last month on 6095 kHz via the high-powered Nauen transmitter.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Tues Nov 6

1625 2118 Radio Marianne. Dutch version of "Coward of the County." SINPO 44433.
5140 2134 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Monday, November 05, 2018

Mon Nov 5

6205 1806 Laser Hot Hits. Duran Duran, then Erasure. SINPO 34333.
6335 1813 Chaos Radio Int. Dance music. SINPO 24332.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Sun Nov 4

3915 1714 Radio Underground. The Smiths "Bigmouth Strikes Again,"  Grandmaster Flash "White Lines." SINPO 44433.
5140 1701 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 0950 Zenith Classic Rock. Queen "March of the Black Queen," SINPO 23332.
5900 1000 Radio 319 (tent). Dutch talk and pop music. Radio Mi Amigo programme? SINPO 24332
6205 0955 Laser Hot Hits. Damned "Grimly Fiendish," Talking Heads "Psycho Killer." SINPO 44433.
6230 1125 Radio Fox 48. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
6235 1007 Voice of the Netherlands. Abba "Knowing Me Knowing You," "I Have A Dream," short test. SINPO 44433.
*6238 1518 Radio Underground. Ultravox "Vienna," ID, greetings, chat, Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
6240 1412 Panda Radio. Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile." SINPO 24332.
6270 1115 Radio Focus Int. Signal faded in now. Searchers "Sweets for My Sweet," Martha & The Muffins "Echo Beach." Strong peak. SINPO 44433.
*6285 1542 Radio Underground. Freeze "Southern Freeze." SINPO 44433.
6287 1408 Radio Abu Dhabi. Three Degrees "When Will I See You Again." SINPO 55444.
6288 1113 Your Radio of Sea. ID heard repeated several times before going off. SINPO 34333.
6305 1109 Radio Merlin Int. Dexys Midnight Runners "Come On Eileen," ID. SINPO 34333.
*6312 1530 Bogusman. Alternative sounds, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6318 1015 Radio Sovereign. Elton John "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," Eddie Holman "Hey There Lonely Girl." SINPO 34333.
6335 1648 Chaos Radio Int. Drum & bass. SINPO 24332.
6375 1435 Radio Discovery. Kenny Loggins "She's A Maniac," The Police "Every Breath You Take." SINPO 34333.
6385 1423 Shortwave Combination Holland. Starland Vocal Band "Afternoon Delight." ID & greetings. SINPO 33333.
*6393 1518 Radio Pandora. Bad Manners song. SINPO 23332.
6940 1121 Radio Orion 2000. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
7440 1655 Radio Universe via Channel 292. Signing off, thanking everyone for their reports. SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Sat Nov 3

3900 2245 Radio Technical Man. Rolling Stones "Angie,"  Joe Cocker "When the Night Comes," ID. SINPO 44433.
3905 1607 Radio Alice. Instrumental music. SINPO 44433.
3915 1651 Radio Underground. Bangles "Manic Monday." SINPO 34333.
3935 2305 Radio Underground. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow," then Bjork song, giving out email address, asking for reports. SINPO 24332.
4775 1502 Radio 319 (pres). Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34333.
5780 1540 Zenith Classic Rock. Rock music. SINPO 24332.
6205 1441 Laser Hot Hits. Bobby Pickett "Monster Mash." SINPO 44433.
6270 1436 Radio Focus Int. Steve Most show. Japanese rock song. Strong but then disappeared back into the noise. SINPO 54444 (briefly).
6280 1452 Radio Klabautermann. Schlager. SINPO 44433.
6290 1548 Radio Ronalisa. Robert Miles "Children," ID, signing off. SINPO 34333.
6318 1553 Radio Sovereign. "Tell Laura I Love Her," SINPO 34333.
6321 1446 Radio Mousjager. Polka & schlager. SINPO 33333.
6335 1613 Chaos Radio Int. Dance music, SINPO 34333.

(via Barneys web SDR)

Friday, November 02, 2018

Fri Nov 2

5780 1648 Zenith Classic Rock. Rock music. SINPO 24332.
*6070 2229 Sonnet Radio Europe via Channel 292. Thin Lizzy "Dancing in the Moonlight," Blondie "Union City Blues." SINPO 33433.
6205 1626 Laser Hot Hits. Bobby Pickett "Monster Mash," Michael Jackson "Ghost." SINPO 34333.
6335 1642 Chaos Radio Int. Red Hot Chill Peppers "By the Way," ID. SINPO 24332.

(via Barneys web SDR/ *Kiwi SDR, Devon)

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Thurs Nov 1

3901 2031 Halloween Radio. Rock n roll. SINPO 33333.
3924 2025 Continental Radio. IDs, talk in Dutch, Pink Floyd "Arnold Layne," off. SINPO 34333.
3935 2042 Radio Rainbow. Greetings, Queen "Heaven for Everyone." SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Global HF weekend starts tomorrow

The Global HF Weekend is coming up November 2-4, 2018.

The GHFW occurs the 1st weekend in April and the first weekend in November every year. The idea is that it's a set time for listeners and stations to try testing to different parts of the world.

Over the past few years, the high frequencies have not been great for propagation between Europe and North America, but stations have still been able to reach other continents by operating at other times, etc.

For more information visit:

Tuning into the Dutch medium wave pirates

As the nights draw in, now is the time to tune to the top end of medium wave to try and hear some
of those Dutch pirates. Many use a fair amount of power and can be heard easily across the UK.

A good source of information is the MW Free Radio blog - which gives an English perspective of the Dutch free radio scene.

This week he has updated his blog after a break of more than three months. Here you can find loggings, recordings and other observations.

The address is: