Monday, September 30, 2019

Mon Sept 30

1629 1925 Radio Turftrekker. Greeting Johnny Camaro, Dutch music, whistle from station on 1628. SINPO 33433.
1655 1933 Radio Armada. The Fortunes "Caroline," The Shadows "Atlantis," Les Reed Orchestra "Man of Action." SINPO 24432.
1664 1704 Radio Digital. Queen "Seven Seas of Rye," sudden off. SINPO 34433.
3935 1857 Radio Rainbow Int. OMD "Enola Gay," Melanie "Ruby Tuesday." SINPO 34333.
7725 1906 Radio Zeppelin (pres). Meat Loaf "You Took the Words," David Bowie "All the Young Dudes." SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sun Sept 29

5035 1143 Radio Pamela.  Blues rock. Fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
5140 1728 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44444.
5840 0850 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 44433.
6095 0916 Radio Scotland Int. Editors "Papillon," ID, The Flirts "Passion." SINPO 55444.
6205 0834 Laser Hot Hits. Chris Rea "On the Beach." SINPO 34433.
6210 0828 Radio King Shortwave. Majestica "Above the Sky." SINPO 34433.
6270 1139 Radio 319. 3-1-9 jingle, Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34433.
6290 1134 Radio Cuckoo. Tony Christie "Amarillo," Lulu "Shout," Cuckoo jingle. SINPO 24332.
6290 1714 Radio Zeewolf. Dutch songs, said only using 0.5W. SINPO 24332. At 1721 increased power to 30W. ID, greeting listeners, "Movie Star." Signal rose to SINPO 54444.
6390 0840 Radio Deltracks. Anita Meyer "Rock Me Up the Mountain," The Fixx "Red Skies At Night." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fri Sept 27

3905 1904 Mustang Radio. Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me," Kim Wilde "Never Trust A Stranger," ID, greetings. SINPO 55444.
5035 1706 Radio Pamela. Blur "Parklife," Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs "Seaside Shuffle," Undertones "Teenage Kicks." SINPO 34333.
5140 1935 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44333.
6205 1647 Laser Hot Hits. Isley Brothers "Harvest for the World," Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away." SINPO 54444.
6275 1612 Radio Parade Int. Nik Kershaw "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down On Me," Kool & The Gang "Joanna." SINPO 34433.
6285 1620 Radio KR1. Abba "Chiquitita," AC DC "You Shook Me All Night Long." SINPO 54444.
6285 1940 Unid. Traditional Dutch music, talking by woman but could catch ID. SINPO 34333.
6290 1635 Radio Ronalisa. Dutch pop, said using 4W, splash from KR1. SINPO 33433.
6305 1638 Radio Ronalisa. Move from 6290. SINPO 44433.
6305 1722 Radio Zeewolf. Dutch songs, QSO Ronalisa. SINPO 44433.
6747 1629 Radio Pioneer. Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thurs Sept 26

*1638 2157 Radio Bluebird. Dutch songs, polka, chat in Dutch. SINPO 35433.
5140 1710 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44433.
6205 1701 Laser Hot Hits. ELO "Wild West Hero," Prince "Little Red Corvette." SINPO 54444.
6260 1656 Radio Dr Tim. Jingles, British National Anthem, a short burst of the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" and off. SINPO 34333.
6270 1646 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34433.
6285 1640 Radio Test Pirate. Donna Summer "I Feel Love." SINPO 34333. Switched to 6290 at 1706 before returning to 6285 at 1717.
6306 1630 Radio Zeelandia. The Walkers "Story of a Social Enemy" & "Jack of Diamonds," ID and email address at 1722. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *via Degen DE1103 portable)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wed Sept 25

1640 1907 Radio Columbia. ID, greetings, Ferrari "Sailor Boy," Fine Young Cannibals "Suspicious Minds." SINPO 34333.
3920 1842 Mike Radio. AC DC "Whole Lotta Rosie," electro music, closing down. SINPO 55444.
5140 1705 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44333.
6205 1657 Laser Hot Hits. Gabrielle "Rise," Ronnie Milsap "Any Day Now." SINPO 54444.
6270 1649 Unid. Relaying internet station A State of Trance with trance music. SINPO 44433.
6288 1730 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Country music. SINPO 54444.
6305 1719 Radio Zeewolf. The Seekers "Hey There Georgy Girl," The Merrymen "Mary Ann." SINPO 44433.
6390 1605 Radio Deltracks. Stevie Wonder "Superstition," REM "This One Goes Out to the One I Love." SINPO 34433.
6900U 2200 Clever Name Radio (USA). John Lee Hooker "Catfish." SINPO 24332.
7725 1852 Zeppelin Radio (pres). Renato Carasone "Johnny Guitar." SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tues Sept 24

4840 1920 Radio Dolfijn. The Police "Roxanne," Chubby Checker "The Twist," co-channel utility. SINPO 32432.
5140 1707 Charleston Radio Int. Back after a few weeks off. Music from the early 20th century. SINPO 34333.
6205 1644 Laser Hot Hits. Isley Brothers "Harvest for the World," Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away." SINPO 54444.
6210 1600 Radio Discovery. Toto "Rosanna," 10CC "Dreadlock Holiday." SINPO 44433.
6270 1658 Radio 319. J Bastos "Loop Di Love," ID jingle. SINPO 44433.
6276 1902 Radio Stanciya Russian Hooligans. Rock (probably Russian), ID jingle, splash from utility. SINPO 33433.
6290 1613 Radio Cuckoo. Lighthouse Family "High," Primal Scream "Rocks," some SSB QRM. SINPO 43433.
6305 1630 Ronnie AM (tent). John Fogerty "Old Man Down the Road." Studio Dennakker jingles heard. SINPO 33433.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mon Sept 23

1633 1858 Radio Drukstroomjager. ID, QSO with Concorde. SINPO 44433.
1645 1900 Radio Digitaal. Rock n roll. SINPO 44433.
4840 1644 Radio Dolfijn. Koto "Visitors," Boney M "Going Back West." SINPO 34333.
6205 1632 Laser Hot Hits. Dance music. SINPO 34433.
6255 1918 Cool AM Radio. Led Zeppelin "Kashmir",  jingle IDs, Deep Purple "Speed Kings." SINPO 34333.
6260 1850 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 54444. At 1911 moved to 6270 - still SINPO 54444.
6305 1700 Radio Zeewolf. Belinda Carlisle "Heaven is a Place on Earth,"Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays." SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR in SW England)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sun Sept 22

5035 1245 Radio Pamela. The Fortunes "Here It Comes Again," Prince Buster "Al Capone." SINPO 24332.
5060 1730 Panda Radio. Recordings of early 20th century music from WFUV, New York. SINPO 34333. Heard on 5140 at 1752. SINPO 34333 (Charleston Radio still on holiday)
5800 0945 Radio Scotland Int. Change of frequency. Klea "Tic Toc," Marianne Faithful "Summer Nights." SINPO 45444.
6205 0912 Laser Hot Hits. The Smiths "What Difference Does It Make," Ronnie Lane "The Poacher." SINPO 44444.
6210 0908 Radio King Shortwave. Weak this morning, just audible under LHH. SINPO 22432.
6250 0850 Radio Casanova. George Baker Selection "Una Paloma Blanca," greetings, giving out contact number. SINPO 44444.
6260 1230 Radio 319.  Change of frequency. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34433.
6272 0902 Radio 319. Recordings of Radio Monique. SINPO 45444.
6275 1150 Radio Batavia. Instrumental version of "Watching the Girls Go By," Elvis Presley "Always on my Mind." SINPO 44433.
6285 1114 Radio KR1. Cyndi Lauper "Girls Wanna Have Fun," Gary Puckett "Young Girl," greeting Jock Wilson. SINPO 45444.
6285 1735 Radio Kortjakje. Polka, dance, many IDs. SINPO 33433.
6290 0926 Radio Scotland Int. Editors "Papillon," Fat Boy Slim "Right Here Right Now." SINPO 44433.
6290 1258 Panda Radio. Blondie "Atomic." SINPO 34433.
6390 1307 Radio Deltracks. The Marbles "Only One Woman," Adamski "Killer." SINPO 34333.
6850 0855 Radio Matrix. Joe Bonamassa "Mountain Climbing," ID. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sat Sept 21

5035 1426 Radio Pamela. Rock music. SINPO 24332.
5825 1124 Radio Focus Int. Recordings of Big L Radio London. SINPO 34333.
6205 1134 Laser Hot Hits. Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger," Starlight Vocal Band "Afternoon Delight," SINPO 45444.
6230 1622 Radio Casanova. Marty Robbins "El Paso," Elvis Presley "Green Green Grass of Home," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6270 1820 Radio 319. Santana "Samba Pa Ti," The Fortunes "Caroline." SINPO 54444.
6272 1418 Radio 319. Peter Schilling "Major Tom," Johnny Howard Band "Rinky Dink," off 1445. SINPO 45444.
6285 1848 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Shania Twain "That Don't Impress Me Much," greeting HF Underground listeners, Little Eva "Do the Locomotion." SINPO 55444.
6320 1834 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 54444.
6390 1641 Radio Deltracks. Katrina & The Waves "Walking on Sunshine," Fun Boy Three "The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum," ID at 1702. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fri Sept 20

3905 1835 Radio Wilskracht. Rock n roll. SINPO 54444.
3920 1820 Mike Radio. Dutch pop. SINPO 44433.
6205 1630 Laser Hot Hits. Nigel James show. Madness "Yesterdays Men," The Seekers "Many Miles Away," SINPO 54444,
6260 1825 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 44333.
6955U 2154 Free Radio Billy (USA). Music from Billy Joel, plus frequent IDs & greeting listeners. Fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thurs Sept 19

1611 1857 Radio Interpol. Polka, then "Mouldy Old Dough." SINPO 44433.
1616 2017 Radio Meteoor. Polka, ID, chat in Dutch. SINPO 34433.
1637 1838 Radio Uniek. Dutch songs. Splash from 1640. SINPO 43433. Move to 1635 at 1848. SINPO 44433.
1640 1852 Radio Nachtegaal. Berlin "Takes My Breath Away." SINPO 33433.
1645 2012 Radio Bluebird. Dutch songs, ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
1650 1932 Radio Digital. Marillion "Kayleigh," REO Speedwagon "Keep On Loving You," ID at 1948. SINPO 44444.
5035 1644 Radio Pamela. Steam "Na Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," John Lennon "Instant Karma." SINPO 24332.
6205 1654 Laser Hot Hits. Liquid Gold "Dance Yourself Dizzy," ELO "Wild West Hero." SINPO 54444.
6390 1637 Radio Deltracks. Eddy Grant "Do You Feel My Love," Kinks "Death of a Clown," ID jingle. SINPO 44333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wed Sept 18

5035 1631 Radio Pamela. The Who "Join Together," Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me." SINPO 24332.
5770 1705 Radio Igloo. Music, barely audible, ID through the pirate chat. SINPO 14331.
5780 1640 Radio Harmony. Bing Crosby "Moonlight Becomes You." SINPO 44433.
6205 1652 Laser Hot Hits. Frankie Valli "You're Ready Now," Weird Al Yankovic "Yoda." SINPO 44433.
6270 1658 Radio 319. Vintage Caroline recordings. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR in SW England)

Photos from Radio Tornado

I have received a friendly email from Dutch pirate Radio Tornado who sent me some photos of his studio and equipment. He says he has been active on medium wave for some time but recently started on shortwave. I reported on one of his shortwave tests. His email is Many thanks!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tues Sept 17

1617 1940 Radio Marianne. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1629 1930 Radio Turftrekker. Dutch music. SINPO 43433.
3903 1715 Misti Radio. Rolling Stones "It's Only Rock n Roll," & "Fool to Cry," SSB QRM. SINPO 33333.
5035 1623 Radio Pamela. Billy Idol "Rebel Yell," Steve Earle "Copperhead Road." SINPO 24332.
6205 1638 Laser Hot Hits. Rod Stewart "Rhythm of My Heart," Jim Reeves "When Two Worlds Collided," some utility QRM. SINPO 33433.
6385 1658 Radio Tornado. Utility QRM. SINPO 32332. Moved to 6390 at 1703 playing Marianne Faithfull "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan." SINPO 44333.
9290 1709 Radio Spaceshuttle. Bob Dylan song, just about audible. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mon Sept 16

1648 2030 Old Timer Radio. Dutch songs & polka, greeting Snowman, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
5035 1701 Radio Pamela. Macoys "Hang on Sloopy," Jim Gilstrap "Swing your Daddy," ID. SINPO 24332.
5780 1652 Radio Harmony. Alfred Butt "Crazy Feet," Spiral Starecase "Broken Hearted Man." SINPO 35433.
6205 1644 Laser Hot Hits. Adele "Set Fire to the Rain," recording of Captain Kremmen (Kenny Everett). SINPO 34333.
6272 1735 Misti Radio. Troggs "Wild Thing," greetings, "Save the Last Dance for Me." SINPO 44433.
6285 1707 Radio Ronalisa. John Fogerty "Big Train from Memphis," ELO "Mr Blue Sky." SINPO 34333.
6285 1722 Radio Zeewolf. QSO with Ronalisa, chatting in Dutch, electro music. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR in SW England)

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sun Sept 15

5780 0932 Radio Harmony. Rosemary Clooney "Hey There," The Mills Brothers "I Guess I'll Get the Papers." SINPO 44433.
6205 0917 Laser Hot Hits. Ronnie Lane "The Poacher." SINPO 43433.
6210 0912 Radio King Shortwave. Ironhorse "My Sweet Lui-Louise." SINPO 33433.
6230 0957 Radio Casanova. Dutch music, IDs. SINPO 44433.
6254 0902 Radio Benelux. Creedence Clearwater Revival, talk in German, also on 7480, audio slightly distorted (over modulated?). SINPO 24332.
6270 0922 Love Parade Radio. Eric Clapton "Lay Down Sally," Supertramp "Crime of the Century." SINPO 24332.
6275 1707 Ronnie AM. Dutch version of "Big in Japan," Fischer Z "Marliese." SINPO 44333. Moved to 6270 at 1719 to avoid station on 6280.
6304 1746 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Strong signal, many different genres of music from opera to rock n roll. SINPO 54444.
6850 0942 Blue Moon Radio (pres). Sophie B Hawkins "As I Lay Down," Christine Aguilera "The Voice Within." SINPO 34433.
6940 1720 Premier Radio Int. Irish jig music from East of Eden, then Real Thing "You To Me Are Everything." SINPO 44433.
7480 0952 Radio Benelux. A version of "Shaking All Over," talk in German. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sat Sept 14

3975 2107 Shortwave Radio. Live show with Chris Ise of CWR. U2 "Angel of Harlem," Simple Minds "On the Waterfront." SINPO 54444.
5780 1732 Radio Harmony. Shirley Bassey "I Am What I Am," Gene Kelly "Singing in the Rain." SINPO 34333.
6205 1723 Laser Hot Hits. Prince "Little Red Corvette," Peters & Lee "Welcome Home." SINPO 34333.
6850 2042 Blue Moon Radio (pres). Men At Work "Down Under," Leona Lewis "Run." If this is Blue Moon it would good if they could insert some ID jingles into their programmes. SINPO 34333.
7725 2035 Radio Zeppelin (pres). Flying Pickets "Only You," Simply Red "If You Don't Know Me By Now." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

World Music Radio forced to suspend shortwave service

In an announcement on their Facebook page, WMR has said: "In a completely unexpected move the Danish authorities (Energistyrelsen) has withdrawn the permission to use out of band short wave frequencies (on a non interference basis) for World Music Radio (WMR).

"This means that WMR will be ceasing operations on 5840 and 15805 kHz tomorrow (Sunday September 15th 2019) at 2200 UTC. WMR may return to shortwave – using frequencies inside the official SW bands – but this may take several months.

"Meanwhile WMR continues working on getting on the air on medium wave 927 kHz in Copenhagen.

"Thanks for listening to WMR on short wave for the past almost two years. Please keep listening via internet streaming at "

This will no doubt also hit another low powered Danish station, Radio OZ-Viola which uses 5825 kHz, but no announcement from them yet.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fri Sept 13

5870 1709 Radio Harmony. Nat King Cole "Unforgettable," Frankie Avalon "Venus." SINPO 55444.
6205 1720 Laser Hot Hits. ELO "I Wish I Was A Wild West Hero," Prince "Little Red Corvette." SINPO 44433.
6270 1715 Radio 319. Justin Bieber " If I Was Your Boyfriend." SINPO 44433.
6280 2159 Channel 92. Glenn Miller "In the Mood," SINPO 24332.
6290 1735 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is," greeting Ray, Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round." SINPO 55444.
6390 1653 Radio Deltracks. Zombies "Time of the Season," Lucefora & Boggan "Yage." SINPO 44433.
6747 1644 Radio Pioneer. Donna Summer "I Feel Love." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thurs Sept 12

1640 2012 Radio Columbia. ID, greetings to Alf in English, QSO with Alabama. SINPO 34433.
5780 2000 Radio Harmony. Fifth Dimension "Aquarius," jazz tune. SINPO 54444.
6105 1632 Radio Fox 48. Mike Oldfield "Moonlight Shadow," SINPO 24332.
6205 1950 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Marmalade "Rainbow." SINPO 34333.
6260 1958 Radio Zendpiraat. ID/email and off. SINPO 24332.
6286 1942 Radio Abu Dhabi. Polka and country music. SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wed Sept 11

3905 1655 Mike Radio. Instrumental music. SINPO 34333.
4980 1727 Unid. State of Trance ID, DJ mentioning club nights in Ibiza and Sydney, trance music. SINPO 44433.
5073 1720 Mike Radio. Move from 3905, ute QRM. SINPO 43433. Heard on 4920 at 1735 (43433) and 4960 at 1746. SINPO 54444.
5780 1703 Radio Harmony. Louis Armstrong "Where the Blues Were Born," Julie London "I'm in the Mood for love." SINPO 44433.
6205 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Police "So Lonely," The Beatles "Another Girl." SINPO 54444.
6275 1934 Radio Batavia. Toto "Africa," ID, greetings, splash from strong station on 6282. SINPO 43433.
6290 1903 Radio KR1. Anneka "Japanese Boy," Abba "Rock n Roll Band," Bart greeting Terry in Texas, talking about America. SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tues Sept 10

5870 1925 Radio Harmony. Safaris "Image of a Girl," Julie London "Laura," utility on lower side band. SINPO 53443.
5825 1909 Continental Radio (pres). Relay of Dutch FM or internet station with traditional Dutch music. SINPO 44333.
6205 1901 Laser Hot Hits. Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plane Pour Moi," Ian Dury "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick." SINPO 54444.
6280 1659 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, September 09, 2019

Mon Sept 9

5780 1906 Radio Harmony. Nelson Eddie "Rose Marie," Carpenters "Close to You." SINPO 54444.
6205 1844 Laser Hot Hits. Aztec Camera "Somewhere in My Heart," Paul Hardcastle "The Wizard" (Top of the Pops theme in late 80s). SINPO 34333.
6284 1852 Radio Joey. Delerium "Silence," Guru Josh Project "Infinity." SINPO 54444.
6955U 2157 WREC (USA). Deep Purple "Highway Star," weak but clear. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Sun Sept 8

3905 2016 Radio Elvis. Kiss "I Was Made for Loving You," Pearl Jam "Black." SINPO 54444.
5780 0915 Radio Harmony. Ethel Merman "I Get A Kick Out of You." SINPO 34433.
5810 1655 FRS Holland. Repeat of 39th anniversary broadcast. Intro music before programmes started at 1700. Utility QRM. SINPO 23332. Better on Twente SDR - SINPO 33333. The signal was much improved at 2010, SINPO 54444.
6205 0909 Laser Hot Hits. Johnny Rivers "Summer Rain," The Smiths "What Difference Does It Make." SINPO 44433.
6230 1125 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs & polka, some SSB QRM. SINPO 33433.
6255 1133 Radio Southsea Melody (tent). Sarah Brightman "Time to Say Goodbye," Goombay Dance Band "Guantanamera." SINPO 24332.
6270 1120 Radio 319. Radio Caroline recordings. SINPO 34333.
6276 2029 Rammstein Radio. Rammstein music. SINPO 34333.
6285 0945 Radio Klaverboer. Polka, IDs in Dutch. SINPO 34433.
6305 1447 Panda Radio. Early 20th Century music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Sat Sept 7

3930 1929 The Ghoul. The Kinks "Dedicated Follower of Fashion." SINPO 54444.
3930 1936 Bogusman. Microdisney song, talking about his heating system, Invalid Litter Dept "At the Drive In," The Cure "Cold." SINPO 54444.
3945 1955 Radio Pandora. music, only just audible. SINPO 24332.
5140 1700 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music and vintage radio clips from the era. SINPO 34333.
5780 1634 Radio Harmony. Emile Ford "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For," Tony Bennett "Shadow of Your Smile." SINPO 44433.
6200 1618 Radio Discovery. Michael Jackson "Girlfriend," splash from Laser. SINPO 33433.
6205 1623 Laser Hot Hits. Travelling Wilburys "Handle With Care," Madness "Yesterdays Men." SINPO 44433.
6255 1916 Radio Southsea Melody. Hawaiian music. SINPO 34333.
6275 2204 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Tony Joe White "Going Down This Time," moved from 6264 then 6271 & 6272. SINPO 54444.
6284 1910 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6290 1611 Radio Fox 48. Wet Wet Wet "Angel Eyes," then "Everybody Dance Now." SINPO 24332.
6305 2144 Panda Radio. Music from early part of 20th Century. SINPO 33333.
6305 2153 Channel 92. Disco music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

New address for the Ukrainian DX Blog

Alex's excellent Ukrainian DX Blog has a new web address which is

The site is dedicated to reporting all aspects of long and short distance radio reception from Kyiv.

If you haven't visited it before, why not take a look?

Friday, September 06, 2019

Fri Sept 6

5140 1706 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1655 Radio Harmony. Glenn Miller "Little Brown Jug," Roger Whittaker "River Lady." SINPO 44433.
6205 1643 Laser Hot Hits. Isley Brothers "Harvest for the World," Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away." SINPO 44433.
6270 1637 Radio 319 (pres). Radio Caroline recordings. SINPO 34333.
6290 2149 Channel 92. Jazz version on "Blue Moon." SINPO 24332.
6881U 2233 Mix Radio Int (USA). Prince "1999." SINPO 24332.
6900U 2200 Hi Fi Radio (USA). Thrash metal music, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
6900U 2239 Hot Radio relay. NOFX "Creeping Out Sara," jingles. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

FRS Holland to repeat 39th anniversary broadcast this Sunday

Dear FRS Friends,

On Sunday (September 8th) FRS will repeat last Sunday's broadcast which suffered from very poor/ unstable propagation conditions. That means once again a start at 16:52 UTC/ 18:52 CEST.

Frequency: only 5810 kHz. It looks like higher freqs like 7700 suffer from very long skip nulling out reception in large parts of out target area. We hope for better/stronger reception but realize that the current conditions simply are (very) poor!

Sunday Sept. 8th  16:52- 21:00 UTC 5810 kHz ...FRS' 39th Anniversary featuring Jan, Bert, Dave, Peter & Mike. Tune in!

Have a good weekend,
73s  Peter V. (on behalf of the entire FRS Family).

Pirate radio recordings

Radio Zeewolf

Radio Pandora (UK) - v good signal

TRX Radio 

Radio Yogi Bear & Dr Einstein

Radio Batavia

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Thurs Sept 5

5140 1725 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1715 Radio Harmony. Paul Robeson "Mood Indigo," Eileen Barton "Baked A Cake." SINPO 44333.
6205 1706 Laser Hot Hits. Elton John "I'm Still Standing," Queen "We Will Rock You." SINPO 34333.
6224 1845 Skyline Radio Germany (tent). Rock music. SINPO 23332.
6265 1834 Radio Bella Italia. East Side Beat "Ride Like the Wind." SINPO 34333.
6270 1700 Radio 319. Radio Monique recordings. SINPO 34333.
6298 1824 Radio Fox 48. Shakin' Stevens "Oh Julie." SINPO 23332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Wed Sept 4

5140 1726 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
6270 1642 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Vintage pirate radio magazines online

Cool AM has provided a link to pirate radio fanzines which have been digitally scanned and turned into PDFs. These can be accessed via a Google Drive link.

Among titles featured are the Anoraks UK Weekly Report, Radio Argus News, Free Radio Waves, Pirate Connection, Wavelength and many more.

Back in the 1970s & 1980s, there was no internet so getting access to information about your favourite pirate radio stations was not easy.

Some pirate stations had DX shows, while there were free radio columns in DX clubs' monthly magazines. But enthusaists also published their own A4 typewritten fanzines with all the latest information that listeners could subscribe to.

These had all the latest news from shortwave, medium wave, Ireland and offshore. So if you want to wallow in some nostalgia why not take a look?

The link is

FRS Holland's email problem fixed

Dear FRS Friend,

A third mail from us within a week, quite unusual. Yesterday I reported about mailbox problems. In the mean time this issue has been solved! Happy...

On the contrary: we  at FRS feel totally unhappy and disappointed about last Sunday's broadcast. In the past years almost all Summer Sunday evenings broadcasts produced a good response from all over Europe, partly due to good signals.

Things in 2019 are different! Already on July 28th we were confronted with unusual poor propagation in the evening hours. For that reason we repeated the broadcast two weeks later on Sunday August 11th. That one was slightly better, still not good.

Last Sunday we had good hopes for a satisfactory broadcast, our 39th anniversary. There was an interesting line up of programmes with interesting topics and all of our team was motivated to produce a great show.

But unfortunately things were even worse than in July. What never happened: 7700  was almost inaudible in areas where usually a good signal is produced. In several areas 5810 did better than 7700. But that was only during part of the broadcast. In some areas both signals couldn't be received at all. Signals were unstable and faded in and out. After 21 CEST we 'scored 'S9 in Slovenia and Poland. But: in areas we usually provide fair/good signals (almost) nothing was to be heard. And thus in our target areas there was little to enjoy.

For all of us very frustrating... With such unpredictable, unreliable conditions a repeat doesn't seem to be a solution. Finally it's possible that next weekend conditions are the same as they were last Sunday. We have to praise our engineer for doing the utmost to put out decent signals. But you cannot win from nature...

This evening and in the upcoming week there will be a number of streams on the Internet. See below!

Choosing for ‘the best of both worlds’ FRSH goes for broadcasting on short wave in good old AM and digital high quality web streaming. That means that listeners can make their choice out of two separate streams: [] & [].
Please refer to our website ( full details. At this moment I have already contacted the responsible ‘streaming persons’.
[ Sept. 4th 17:00- 21.00 UTC/ 19:00- 23:00 CEST.
[ Sept. 8th 15:00- 19.00 UTC/ 17:00- 21:00 CEST.
[] Saturday Sept. 7th 15:00- 19:00 UTC/ 17:00- 21:00 CEST
[ Sept. 8th 08:00- 12:00 UTC/ 10:00- 14:00 CEST
[ Sept. 12th 16:00- 20:00 UTC/ 18:00- 22:00 CEST

Any reports for last Sunday's 39th anniversary are welcome.

73s  Peter V.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Tues Sept 3

1617 2039 Radio Marianne. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1628 2027 Radio Speedy Gonzales. Frida "Something Going On," Patrick Hernandez "Born to be Alive." SINPO 33333.
1638 2021 Radio Concorde. ID, greetings, Patti Smith "Because the Night." SINPO 24332.
3905 1838 Radio Fox 48. IDs and off. SINPO 24332.
5055 1840 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 44444.
5140 2005 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 44433.
6205 1639 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Rolling Stones "Tumbling Dice," Culture Club "Church of the Poisoned Mind." SINPO 44433.
6291 1849 Radio Pirana. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Proud Mary," Fairground Attraction "Find My Love." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Premier Radio Int eQSL

Thanks for the eQSL.

FRS Holland email address problem

Dear FRS Friend,

This evening I discovered there is a problem with our mailbox -->
That means that mails which were sent to us because of our Sept 1st broadcast, have been returned to sender.

I have contacted the company who takes care of our our hosting and hope to hear what's going on (and going wrong). Messages are returned telling the mailbox is full which is - as far as I can see - not the case.

If you have sent a message/report, and it was returned, please await a further message from us and do NOT resend anything until you have heard from us it is ok to do so!

In the worst scenario messages are lost which is a very bad thing! I hope to have more (and better) news by tomorrow!

73s  Peter Verbruggen

Monday, September 02, 2019

Mon Sept 2

5140 1846 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1646 Radio Harmony. Shirley Bassey "For All We Know," Anne Shelton "My Silent Love," strong utility splash. SINPO 53443.
6205 1900 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Fleetwood Mac "Oh Well"  & "Little Lies," interference from spitting utility. SINPO 43433.
6220 1929 Transatlantic Broadcast. African music, goods peaks. SINPO 33333.
6270 1834 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Sun Sept 1

3900 1756 Blue Valley Radio. Country music. SINPO 24332.
3920 1717 Test Radio.  Operator said testing new antenna. The Animals "We've Got to Get Out of this Place," Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man." SINPO 44433.
5140 2025 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1352 Radio Harmony. Dusty Springfield "Nothing Has Been Proved," Dinah Washington "Mad About the Boy." SINPO 34333.
5810 2015 FRS Holland. No reception on this frequency or parallel 7700.
6205 0828 Laser Hot Hits. James Brown "Sex Machine," Goldbug "Whole Lotta Love." SINPO 34433.
6210 0813 Radio King Shortwave. Mangudai "Promenade Nocturne," Bob Dylan "What Can I Do For You," splash from 6205. SINPO 33433,
6270 0831 Premier Radio Int. Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime," 10cc "I'm Not In Love," ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6285 1704 Abu Dhabi Radio. IDs, world music. SINPO 34333.
6392 0806 Radio 319. Recording of Radio Caroline from 1967. SINPO 44433.
6850 1404 Blue Moon Radio (pres). REO Speedwagon "Take It on the Run," Ella Henderson "Ghost." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)