Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sat Feb 22

1617 1755 Radio Professor Sikbok. Counting Crows "Mr Jones," Roxy Music "Avalon." SINPO 44433.
1635 2143 Radio Blauwe Koe. Leo Sayer "How Much Love," Big Mouth & Little Eve "Uncle," ID "this is the Blue Cow", greeting listeners. SINPO 44433.
1640 2158 Radio Mi Amigo. Dutch pop, ID. SINPO 43433.
1655 1750 Radio Digital. Percy Sledge "My Special Prayer," ID, off, before returning for QSO. SINPO 34433.
5090 1511 Radio Mystery 21. Gloria Estefan "Doctor Beat." SINPO 34333.
5780 1520 Radio Harmony. Dean Martin "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Maro Lanza "O Sole Mio." SINPO 55444.
6205 1505 Laser Hot Hits. Foo Fighters "These Days," Hall & Oates "Kiss Is On My List." SINPO 54444.
6285 1533 Radio Fox 48. Shocking Blue "Venus," Les Reed Orchestra "Man of Action," Shakin' Stevens "Oh Julie." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Fri Feb 21

1629 1746 Radio Napoleon. CCR "Born on the Bayou," ID, off. SINPO 33433.
1638 1733 Radio Alabama. Connie Francis "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," Big Bopper "Chantilly Lace," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
1644 2158 Radio Klinknagal (tent). The Sweet "Blockbuster," ID, greeting other pirates. SINPO 34433.
1656 1742 Radio Admiraal. Polka, ID, said was doing audio test. SINPO 34433.
5090 1717 Radio Mystery 21. Dance music. SINPO 33433.
5140 1804 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5805 1659 Radio 319. The Carpenters "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," Dolly Dots "Give A Girl A Break." SINPO 44433.
6276 1708 Radio Carneval. IDs, 60s music, QRM from strong utility until it went off at 1711. SINPO 23432.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thurs Feb 20

1615 1741 Radio Meteoor. Polka, ID, off. SINPO 34333.
1636 1753 Radio Wilskracht. Polka, greeting listeners. SINPO 34333.
1647 1800 Radio Digital. QSO with Eigen Risico, polka. SINPO 54444.
1650 1758 Radio Eigen Risico. Polka, report to Digital. SINPO 34433.
5090 1655 Mystery 21 Radio. ID, dance music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1639 Radio Harmony. Gene Kelly "Singing in the Rain," Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays." SINPO 55444.
5805 1707 Radio 319. French song, ID jingle, Rolling Stones "Little Queenie." SINPO 44433.
5836 1725 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Beach Boys "Good Vibrations," Chuck Berry "Johnny B Goode," The Beatles "Hey Jude." SINPO 44433.
6922 1648 Radio Jan Gent. Dutch music. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wed Feb 19

1645 1736 Radio Digital. Instrumental version of "Goldfinger," Diesel "Going Back to China," ID and greetings to Tamara at 1805. SINPO 44433.
4830 1659 Radio Dolfijn. The Eagles "Hotel California," The Kinks "Come Dancing." SINPO 44433.
5140 1802 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.
5780 1649 Radio Harmony. Louis Armstrong "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," Sarah Vaughan "Tenderly." SINPO 54444.
5836v 1711 Radio Europe (Ukraine). IDs, Bryan Ferry "Don't Stop the Dance." SINPO 23332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tues Feb 18

1617 2053 Radio Marianne. Dutch music, ID. SINPO 54444.
1633 1733 Radio Schadwjager. Fischer Z "So Long," QSO. SINPO 54444.
1638 1750 Radio Bizon. Cliff Richard "Power to All our Friends," QSO. SINPO 44433.
1650 1728 Radio Anton. Polka, ID, Travelling Wilburys "End of the Line." SINPO 44433.
1655 2030 Radio Kristal. Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden," ID, "Son of Mexico." SINPO 44433.
1665 2040 Buzz FM. Dance music & jingles, pirate station from UK. SINPO 34433.
3902 1805 Misti Radio. Wild Cherry "Play That Funky Music," Dan Hartman "Relight My Fire." SINPO 34333.
5135 1800 Charleston Radio Int. Start of programmes. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1657 Radio Harmony. Tex Beneke "Give Me Five Minutes More," Perrty Como "Temptation." SINPO 54444.
5835v 1652 Radio Europe (Ukraine). IDs, Russian rock, utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6205 1613 Laser Hot Hits. USURA "Open Your Mind," Planet Perfecto "Bullet in the Gun." SINPO 54444.
6320 1617 Radio 102. Boston "More Than A Feeling," Moody Blues "Question," ID, testing new transmitter, using only 8 Watts. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mon Feb 17

1638 1945 Radio Bluebird. Electro music, greetings, Dutch song. SINPO 54444.
1656 2050 Oldtimer Radio. Dutch music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1642 Radio Harmony. Judy Garland "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Perry Como "Prisoner of love." SINPO 54444.
5835v 1650 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Smokie "Think of Me" & "I'll Meet You at Midnight," frequency drifting. SINPO 34333.
6276 1930 Radio Carneval. Latin American music. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio 208 & The Ghoul eQSLs



The Ghoul was heard via Channel 292 yesterday afternoon and I received this eQSL from the station.

Radio 208 is a Danish medium wave station running 500 Watts on 1440 kHz. Station owner Stig says he hopes to be on shortwave in a few weeks time. He has already received more than 200 reception reports from 17 European countries - the majority from Germany (31%), Sweden (18%), Finland (14%) and the Netherlands (9%).

Thanks for the eQSLs.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sun Feb 16

1494 2152 Coast FM via relay. Local ads, Bobby Byrd "I Know You Got Soul." SINPO 34333.
3940 1532 Radio Batavia. Men At Work "Down Under," De Gigantjes "Yaki Taki Oowah." SINPO 44433.
5090 1432 Mystery Radio. Pop & dance, regular IDs. SINPO 24332.
5140 0942 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 0947 Radio Harmony. Freddy Fender "Wasted Days & Wasted Nights," Doris Day "Windy City." SINPO 54444.
5825 1703 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Rolling Stones "Satisfaction," John Lennon "Imagine." SINPO 24332.
5835 1616 Radio 319. Change of frequency. Mi Amigo programme. Dolly Parton "Jolene." SINPO 44433.
5840 0920 Radio 319. Mi Amigo jingles, Adam Faith "A Message to Martha." SINPO 54444.
5885 1322 Panda Radio. Carly Simon "Coming Around Again," Fischer Z "So long." SINPO 24332.
6070 1625 The Ghoul via Channel 292. Jessie Ware "Wildest Moments," Shonen Knife "I Am A Cat," Massive Attack "Teardrop," splash from station on 6075. SINPO 43443.
6205 0912 Laser Hot Hits. Christine Aguilera "Aint No Other Man," Sister Sledge "He's the Greatest Dancer." SINPO 54444.
6210 0928 Radio King Shortwave. Richard Marx "Heaven's Waiting," Rick Wakeman "Guinevere." SINPO 33433.
6240 1715 Disco Hell Radio. A version of "Play That Funky Music," ID jingle, Amii Stewart "Knock on Wood." SINPO 34433.
6262 1540 Cupid Radio. Dance music, ID, greetings, talk about good propagation, strong peaks. SINPO 44444.
6265 1330 Radio Lowland. The Jam "A Town Called Malice," ABC "King Without a Crown," ID & contact details. SINPO 34433.
6275 1050 Radio Altrex. Dance music, ID, greetings. SINPO 34433.
6280.5 1010 Radio Sofa King. George Harrison "My Sweet Lord," Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden." SINPO 23332.
6285 1316 Radio Batavia. Jingles, Hazell Dean "Who's Leaving Who." SINPO 44433.
6290 1526 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Country music. SINPO 44433.
6305 0958 Radio Merlin Int. Live show. Foreigner "I Want to Know What Love Is," Hall & Oates "Maneater." SINPO 34433. (via SDR in Ireland)
6320 1555 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
6875 1600 Radio Europe (Italy). Dance music, talk in Italian. SINPO 34333.
6922 1100 Radio Jan Van Gent. Relay of Dutch LPAM station. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sat Feb 15

1615 1717 Radio Mustang. Poco "Call It Love," Roxette "Joyride," ID 1727. SINPO 34433.
1634 2045 Radio Bluebird. Electro music, ID greetings, Dutch music. SINPO 54444.
1656 1730 Radio Digital. Fleetwood Mac "Tusk," OMD "Joan of Arc," ID and greetings at 1738. SINPO 44433.
1665 2058 Radio Kristal. Dutch songs, John Denver "Country Roads." ID and greeting listeners at 2121. SINPO 54444.
5090 1352 Mystery Radio 21. ID, dance music. SINPO 24332.
5140 2128 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.
5780 1334 Radio Harmony. Teresa Brewer "Let Me Go Lover," Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae "Peace in the Valley." SINPO 55444.
5840 1320 Radio 319. Radio Delmare recordings, The Police "So Lonely," Harry Chapin "WOLD." SINPO 34433.
6205 1257 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Climax Blues Band "Couldn't Get It Right," remix of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence." SINPO 54444.
6262 1655 Studio 52. Move from 6275. The Cult "She Sells Sanctuary." SINPO 34333.
6275 1537 Studio 52. Dutch song, ID, greeting listeners, Bruce Springsteen "Glory Days." SINPO 34333.
6280 1642 Radio Batavia. Petula Clark "Downtown," The Byrds "Turn Turn Turn." SINPO 44433.
6290 1410 Radio Odynn. Meat Loaf "Paradise By the Dashboard Light," The Animals "House of the Rising Sun," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio Northern Europe Int to launch on shortwave

Roseanna writes on her blog:

"Dear readers,

I would like to share something very exciting that I’ve been working on since May 2019: Radio Northern Europe International

RNEI will be the station for pop and dance music from Northern Europe on shortwave playing music from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, the UK and Ireland!

I aim to play music you haven’t heard before and the first show features a very exciting experiment: Embedded MFSK64! This means, hidden in the final song, there will be the song list sent in MFSK64 in such a way it won’t be off-putting for those of you not decoding!

My shows will mainly consist of lesser known music with a small amount of speaking and jingles. Without spoiling too much of the show I can hint that you’ll hear some Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, English and Icelandic language music if you tune in!

The first pilot show will go out on 6070 kHz Channel 292 from Germany (decent reception all over Europe) at the following times: February Saturdays 19:00-19:30 UTC (Starting Saturday 15th).

I’m also in talks with shortwaveradio.de so there is a possibility of using 3975kHz & 6160kHz as well (increased reception in the Benelux/UK/Ireland regions!). After the broadcast, shows will be published on Mixcloud and my reception on YouTube in case you’ve missed the show!

I will respond to all reception reports sent in and, if I get enough, I’ll try and get postcards made to send out (I’ve designed one I want to get printed!)

I would like to take this space to thank RPC Audio (Jono) for the cheap jingles and Daz from HFZone for helping me with making my mic sound good!

I really hope you all get a chance to listen in and that you get decent reception!
until next time."

Information from The Girl With the Radio blog https://tgwtr.xyz/2020/02/12/radio-northern-europe-international-has-arrived/

There's a repeat on RNEI at the same time tomorrow on Channel 292. Email: tgwtr@protonmail.com

Friday, February 14, 2020

Fri Feb 14

1494 2120 Coast FM Tenerife via relay. Earth Wind & Fire "Let's Groove," local ads, MJ Cole "Crazy Love." SINPO 33433.
1665 2058 Radio Romeo (Serbia). Balkan music, QSO. SINPO 44433.
5140 2103 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
6285 2254 WKOS (tent). Q Lazzarus "Goodbye Horses," Spokman "Scatman," QRM from utility centred on 6282. SINPO 33433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thurs Feb 13

1615 1754 Radio Twentana. Teach In "Upside Down," chat in Dutch. SINPO 44433.
1634 1806 Radio Interpol. "Bossanova," QSO. SINPO 44433.
1635 1802 Radio Concorde. QSO with Alabama & Interpol. SINPO 34433.
1636 1707 Radio Alabama. Polka, ID & greetings to Alf at 1712. SINPO 44433.
1647 1746 Radio Turfsteker. The Classics "Ashes & Diamonds," greeting Tamara. SINPO 34433.
1650 1700 Odynn Radio. Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights," ID, Herman Brood "Saturday Night," co-channel with French weather station from 1703. SINPO 34433 to 32432.
1663 1717 Radio Digital. Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want," The Who "Baba O'Riley," ID 1745. SINPO 44433.
5090 1649 Mystery Radio 21. Groove Coverage "Holy Virgin," Junkie XL "Yesterdays." SINPO 23432.
6260 1634 Radio Toyota. German rock & pop, jingle IDs. SINPO 33333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wed Feb 12

1656 1802 Radio Josje Power. The Troggs "Wild Thing," Sam the Sham "Wolly Bully," ID at 1819. SINPO 34433.
5140 1755 Charleston Radio Int. Non-stop IDs. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tues Feb 11

1617 2022 Radio Marianne. Dutch music, ID 2028. SINPO 44433.
3920 1631 Radio Fox 48. The Sweet "Fox on the Run," Andre van Duin "Bananaboat," signal improving. SINPO 24332.
5140 2037 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1624 Radio Harmony. Freddy Fender "A Man Can Cry," Andrews Sisters "How Lucky You are." SINPO 34333.
6285 1646 Radio Twentana. Dutch & German traditional music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mon Feb 10

1640 1749 Radio Casablanca. Dance music, ID, greeting listeners, off. SINPO 44433.
1663 1753 Radio Digital. Mamas & the Papas "California Dreaming," Queen "We Are the Champions." SINPO 44433.
5780 1620 Radio Harmony. Sandpipers "Guantanamera," Peggy Lee "As Time Goes By." SINPO 44433.
5835 1615 Radio 319. Recording of Radio Caroline from 1979. SINPO 34333.
6275 1603 Radio Altrex. Mud's version of "Living Doll," Bonnie Raitt & Delbert McClinton "Good Man Good Woman," Rolling Stones "Harlem Shuffle," ID, greetings. SINPO 33333.
6575 1649 Radio Jan Van Gent. Dutch music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio 48 & Premier Radio Int eQSLs




Two eQSLs received from Radio 48, relayed by fellow American pirate Mix Radio International (one of the most regular of the US pirates heard in Europe). A new eQSL was also received from Premier Radio Int. Many thanks! 

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Sun Feb 9

Fairly quiet today due to Storm Ciara which headed for the Netherlands after battering the UK & Ireland

1647 1750 Radio Witte Tornado en Lady. Dutch music, ID at 1803. SINPO 34433.
5035 1315 Radio Pamela. Santana "Black Magic Woman," Suzi Quatro "Can the Can." SINPO 24332.
5090 1013 Radio Mystery 21. ID, The Original "I love You Baby." SINPO 24432.
5780 1118 Radio Harmony. Judy Garland "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Ella Fitzgerald "Let's Face the Music and Dance." SINPO 44433.
5835 1308. Radio 319. Now on this frequency with Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 34433.
5850 0951 Radio 319. Radio Veronica recordings. Heard on 5840 at 1027. Both SINPO 44433.
6205 1020 Laser Hot Hits. Thomson Twins "Into the Gap," MK "17." SINPO 34333.
6210 0945 Radio King Shortwave. Barclay James Harvest "The Poet," The Beatles "I'm Down." SINPO 34433.
6270 1106 Radio Doctor Tim. "Silent Night" in German, ID. SINPO 24332.
6285 1323 Radio Monique. The Doors "Riders on the Storm," live version of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday." SINPO 44433.
6575 1112 Radio Jan Van Gent. Bill Withers "Just the Two of Us." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Sat Feb 8

1614 2149 Radio Utopia. U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday," The Who "Pinball Wizard," frequent IDs, splash from station on 1611. SINPO 33433.
1615 1739 Radio Derde Man. Dutch music, ID 1758. SINPO 34333.
1634 2134 Radio Blauwe Koe. Dutch music, ID. SINPO 44433.
1642 1711 Radio Barones. Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way," greeting listeners, Q65 "The Life I Live." SINPO 44444. Moved to 1637 at 1737. SINPO 54444.
5035 1454 Radio Pamela. Modettes "Paint It Black," Kraftwerk "Autobahn," Jona Lewie "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties." SINPO 34333.
5085 1403 Mystery Radio 21. Dance music, jingle ID, moved to avoid utility on 5092. SINPO 34333. Heard back on 5090 at 1438. SINPO 34333.
5780 1350 Radio Harmony. Al Jolson "April Showers," Matt Monro "Unchained Meoldy." SINPO 45444.
6276 1239 Wild West FM. Country music. SINPO 24332.
6280 1225 Radio Altrex. Donovan "Mellow Yellow," Nancy Sinatra "Bang Bang," moo-sounds, heard on 6281 at 1230. SINPO 34433.
6320 1215 Radio 102. Fleetwood Mac "Need Your Love So Bad," Roy Orbison "Only the Lonely," Johnny Cash "Big John," jingle IDs. SINPO 34333.
6575 1245 Radio Jan Van Gent. Dutch music. SINPO 34433.
6875 1722 Radio Europe (Italy). Talk in Italian, Ghali "I Love You," Robert Miles "One & One." SINPO 34333.
6940 1400 Premier Radio Int. "Man of Action" and off. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, February 07, 2020

Fri Feb 7

1615 1735 Radio Omega. Fun Fun "Colour My Love," then "I Fought the Law," ID jingle and off. SINPO 44433.
1615 1755 Radio Moonbreaker. Dutch songs, ID. SINPO 44433.
1640 1802 Radio Casablanca. French song, ID jingle. SINPO 54444.
1642 2047 Radio Twentana. Dutch music, splash from station on 1638. SINPO 43433.
1647 1726 Radio Vendor. Marching band music, ID. SINPO 44433.
1650 2115 Radio Wadloper Studio. Country music, co-channel with Greek pirate. SINPO 43433.
1655 2041 Radio Digital. Coldplay "Clocks," AC DC "Whole lotta Rosie." SINPO 54444.
1672 2054 Radio Kristal. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
3920 1708 Radio Melkbus. The Shadows "Riders in the Sky," Abba "Mamma Mia." SINPO 24332.
4830 1638 Radio Dolfijn. The Police "Message in a Bottle" & "Roxanne," SSB QRM. SINPO 43433.
5090 1648 Mystery Radio 21. German rock song, ID jingles, Marina & The Diamonds "Savages." SINPO 34333.
5125U 2250 Radio 48 via Mix Radio Int (USA). Metallica "Enter Sandman." SINPO 24332.
5835 1632 Radio 319. Billy Joel "Big Shot," Flash & The Pan song," fade out 1637. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio Barracuda to return to shortwave

Hello shortwave listeners,

Sorry for my absence that lasts from 2016 is about to end. Soon I will be ON-AIR, always on the frequency of 6240kHz. I will transmit with a magnetic loop antenna and a power of 10 Watt with an innovative class E transmitter with class D PWM modulator.

It will be a new challenge for you to listen to me, and for me it will always be a pleasure to send me my new e-QSL.

My locator will be JN45 but the new possibilities of the new antenna will allow me to make transmissions around northern Italy.

Email:  radiobarracuda49metri@hotmail.com

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Thurs Feb 6

1645 1752 Radio Digital. Polka, QSO with Interpol, Admiral. SINPO 54444.
3915 1755 Misti Radio. Beach Boys "Good Vibrations," ID, greeting listeners, The Hollies "Bus Stop." SINPO 44333.
3920 1952 Melkbus Radio. Dutch music, ID, greetings. SINPO 24332.
4510 1942 Radio Jan Van Gent. Testing on this frequency. Polka then Harry Chapin "Cat in the Cradle." SINPO 34433.
5090 1717 Unid. Pop music, possible IDs but poor audio. SINPO 24332.
5140 1806 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Wed Feb 5

1611 1749 Radio Twentana. Greetings, Dutch songs. SINPO 33433.
1633 1744 Radio Dolfijn. Polka and Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1645 2120 Radio Turfsteker. ID, instrumental music. SINPO 34433.
1655 1737 Radio Digital. Don McLean "American Pie," Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water." SINPO 44433.
1666 2138 Radio Eigen Risico. Polka, ID & off. SINPO 34433.
1673 2143 Radio Armada. Report for Eigen Risico, instrumental music, IDs. SINPO 34433.
3920 1714 Radio Fox 48. Waylon Jennings "Luckenbach Texas," Charlie Rich "Most Beautiful Girl in the World." SINPO 44433.
5140 1803 Charleston Radio Int. Old radio recordings from 1920s. SINPO 34333.
5780 1808 Radio Harmony. Tony Christie "Vienna Sunday." SINPO 34333.
5800 1707 All 80s Radio via relay. Fleetwood Mac "Hold Me," ID jingle, Heart "If Looks Could Kill." SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Tues Feb 4

1617 2125 Radio Marianne. Dutch songs, ID. SINPO 54444.
1640 1749 Radio Barones. Greeting other pirates, Dutch music. SINPO 44444.
1645 2118 Radio Witte Raaf. Guitar tune, ID, greetings, Johnny Thunder "Horror Show." SINPO 44433.
1673 2147 Radio Armada. Instrumental music, splash from Greek pirate on 1675. SINPO 43433.
3902 1740 Radio Parade Int. Madonna "True Love," Spitting Image "The Chicken Song," frequent IDs. SINPO 34333.
3903 2130 Radio Parade Int. Slight frequency change. "Whiter Shade of Pale," "Puppet on a String." SINPO 34333.
3921 1623 Radio Melkbus. Simply Red "Something's Got Me Started," ID, The Cars "Drive." SINPO 24332.
5140 2138 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5825 1618 Radio 319. Racey "Lay your Love on Me," jingle ID, Prefab Sprout "Looking for Atlantis." SINPO 34433.
5835v 1633 Radio Europe (UKR) (pres). Kenny Rogers "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town," David Bowie "All the Young Dudes," frequency moving around between 5834-5836, some audio problems. SINPO 34433.
6205 1610 Laser Hot Hits. Rob Walker show. Wham "I'm Your Man" & "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go." SINPO 44433.
6276 1605 Radio Altrex. The Animals "House of the Rising Sun," ID jingles, off 1609. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, February 03, 2020

Time Radio eQSL


Dutch pirate Time Radio sent me this eQSL after I heard him on Jan 18 on 6275. In his email he said he was running 200W into an inverted V antenna at six metres high. Many thanks for the eQSL.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Sat Feb 1

1640 1734 Sundown Radio. Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street," splash from station on 1647. SINPO 33433.
3915 1659 Radio Parade Int. "Ode to Joy," strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
3938U 1713 Baltic Sea Radio. Rolling Stones "Satisfaction," Procul Harum "Whiter Shade of Pale," IDs with seagull sounds. SINPO 34433.
5780 1615 Radio Harmony. Billy Fury "Wondrous Place," Richard M Sherman "Hushabye Mountain." SINPO 33433.
5800 1620 All 80s Radio via relay. Bryan Adams "Run To You," Duran Duran "View to a Kill." SINPO 44433.
6205 1610 Laser Hot Hits. Emmie "More Than This," Sad Cafe "My Oh My." SINPO 43443.
6230 1557 Radio Casanova. T Spoon "Sex on the Beach," ID, greeting listeners, Buddy Holly "Oh Boy." SINPO 54444.
6275 1550 Key Channel Radio. South American music. SINPO 34433.
6285 1605 Radio Fox 48. Danne Winner song. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, January 31, 2020

Fri Jan 31

3900 1645 Radio Fox 48. "Disco Inferno," then a song called "Foxy Foxtrot." SINPO 34333.
6205 1630 Laser Hot Hits. Sting "If You Love Someone Set Them Free." SINPO 34333.
6225 1638 Rammstein Radio. Rammstein music, co-channel interference. SINPO 43433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wed Jan 29

1635 1808 Radio Barones. Koto "Visitors," QSO. SINPO 44433.
1637 1803 Radio Weg Piraat. QSO, ID, chat in Dutch. SINPO 34433.
1640 1806 Radio Casablanca. September "Cry for You," QSO. SINPO 54444.
3918 2142 Radio Parade Int. Quincy Jones "Soul Bossa Nova," Sounds Orchestral "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," off 2155. SINPO 34333.
5140 1824 Charleston Radio Int. Jingle, usual nostalgic sounds. SINPO 24332.
5835 1629 Radio Europe (Ukraine). ID/email announcements, Russian rock. SINPO 34333.
5780 1619 Radio Harmony. Herb Alpert "Casino Royale," Freddy Fender "Donna." SINPO 55544.
6205 1610 Laser Hot Hits. Mandy's show. Madonna "American Pie," T Rex "Twentieth Century Boy." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tues Jan 28

1617 2136 Radio Marianne. Dutch music, ID 2150. SINPO 54444.
1633 2118 Radio Toulouse. Polka, Dutch songs, ID, greetings, off. SINPO 54444.
1650 2127 Radio De Kat. Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky," Zager & Evans "In the Year 2525," ID heard at 2155. SINPO 34333.
3915 1713 Radio Parade Int. Bucks Fizz "The Camera Never Lies," ID, off. SINPO 24332.
5140 1801 Charleston Radio Int. Non-stop IDs, Roaring 20s programme started 1803. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, January 27, 2020

Mon Jan 27

1632 1714 Radio Nimmerzog (tent). Polka, ID at 1734. SINPO 44433.
1638 2140 Radio Alabama. Travelling Wilburys "End of the Line," Fleetwood Mac "Go Your Own Way," SINPO 54444.
1648 2133 Old Timer Radio. Polka & Dutch song, het from nearby carrier. SINPO 43433.
1660 1804 Radio Eigen Risico. Country music, co-channel QRM. SINPO 33433.
5140 2155 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.
5835v 1640 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Russian music, off  1643. Was on 5835.7, returned a few minutes later on 5834.7 with numerous IDs/email address but drifting back towards 5835. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwim SDRs, SW England)

Key Channel Radio Winter Marathon this weekend

Dear friends, 2020 will be our fifth year of broadcasting, for this occasion we have created a new
program, the "Winter Marathon" with lots of beautiful music and interesting sections.

We will start with a memory, the ABC Radio FM 105 Hit Parade recorded in April 1978. A nice selection of Sokous music from the equatorial region of Africa will follow, a genre that gives a lot of joy. Made by people who have nothing but are happy anyway.

The third and fourth hour will keep us company Massi with its "Mistik Show" now fixed program in our schedule. The unsurpassed "Artem's World Music" will follow with lots of beautiful Cuban music and news from the world of broadcasting on that splendid island.

Finally, we thought of "Old Italian Style", a roundup of immortal successes that have made Italy great in the world.

So many reasons to listen to us once again, we are waiting for you on the wave of KCR, the Italian multi-ethnic radio in short waves.

Jasmine

thekcrteam.simplesite.com

The broadcast is from 1400 UTC on Sat Feb 1 to 1400 UTC Sun Feb 2  on 6265 kHz (+/- 10kHz)

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sun Jan 26

3900 1643 Radio Parade Int. Move from 5800. ID with seagull sounds, Beach Boys "Sea Cruise," Rah Band "Stars Across the Moon." SINPO 34333.
3902 1055 Misti Radio. Instrumental music, ID, greetings. SINPO 24332.
4840 1557 Radio Dolfijn. Queen "I Want to Break Free," Pretenders "Like A Virgin." SINPO 34433.
4965 1628 Radio 319. Radio Mi Amigo recordings. SINPO 44433.
5780 1113 Radio Harmony. Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter "Aba Daba Honeymoon," then the theme to "The Great Escape." some RTTY QRM. SINPO 54444.
5800 1543 Radio Parade Int. Scritti Polliti "Word Girl," Madonna "Like A Virgin." SINPO 34433.
5830 1043 Radio Jan Van Gent. Ray Charles "What I'd Say." SINPO 33433.
5845 1035 Radio 319. Recording of Radio Mi Amigo 6085. SINPO 44433.
6205 1048 Laser Hot Hits. Jackson 5 "Never Can Say Goodbye," Madonna "Music." SINPO 44433.
6240 1024 Radio Casanova. The Manhattans "Kiss & Say Goodbye," ID, greeting listeners. SINPO 44433.
6260 1018 Radio Deltracks. Odyssey "Going Back to My Roots," 80s Child "Baby Love," jingle ID. SINPO 34333.
6260 1618 Unid. Relay of Arrow Classic Rock. Chumbawamba "Tub Thumbing." SINPO 44433.
6286 1527 Radio Joey. Spagna "Easy Lady," splash from Reflections Europe (6295). SINPO 33433.
6290 1059 Radio Zeewolf. Greeting listeners, Haddaway "What Is Love." SINPO 34433.
6940 1105 Radio Jan Van Gent. Move from 5830. Relay of Radio Emmeloord. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sat Jan 25

1615 2149 Radio Quintus. ID, greeting other pirates, Dutch music. SINPO 33333.
1640 2159 Radio Yogi Bear & Dr Einstein. Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plas Pour Moi," Byrds "Turn Turn Turn." SINPO 54444.
1665 2154 Radio Eigen Risico. Greeting other pirates, instrumental music. SINPO 44433.
3920 1633 Radio Continental. Simple Minds "Alive & Kicking," War "Low Rider." SINPO 44333.
3935 1644 Mustang Radio. Lobo "I'd Love You to Want Me," ID, greetings, The Sweet "Teenager Rampage." SINPO 54444.
4840 1625 Radio Dolfijn. Koto "Visitors" and off. SINPO 24332.
5140 2145 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1412 Radio Harmony. Mario Lanza "Be My Love," Andrews Sisters "How Lucky You Are." SINPO 55544.
5800 1620 All 80s Radio via relay. Men At Work "Dr Heckyl & Mr Jive," Beautiful South "You Kept It All In." SINPO 54444.
5835 1628 Radio Europe (Ukraine). ID/email address repeated several times, Johnny Cash "Ring of fire." SINPO 34333.
6205 1400 Laser Hot Hits. The Weekend "Blinding Lights," Maroon 5 "Don't Want to Know." SINPO 54444.
6285 1420 Radio KR1. Sailor "Glass of Champaigne," Steve Miller Band "Abracadabra." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fri Jan 24

1494 2255 Energy FM Tenerife via relay. Dance music, local ads, fair peaks. SINPO 23432.
1640 2145 Radio Mi Amigo. Polka, greetings to listeners, Dutch song. SINPO 33433.
1665 2141 Radio Kristal. "Mississippi," ID, greeting listeners in UK, "Down in the Boondocks." SINPO 54444.
1673 2137 Radio Armada. Instrumental music. SINPO 33433.
3901 1710 Radio Parade Int. Jazz music, IDs. SINPO 34333.
3940 1630 Radio 319. Radio Nordzee Int recording, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
5140 2133 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1556 Radio Harmony. Manuel & The Music of the Mountains "Theme from Dr Zhivago," Harry Connick Jnr "On the Street Where You Live." SINPO 55544.
6205 1550 Laser Hot Hits. Take That "A Million Love Songs," Rhianna "Hate That I Love You." SINPO 54444.
6276 1606 Texas Radio Shortwave via relay. ID/email, Tumbledown "Arrested in El Paso Blues," Buddy Milk & Jim Lauderdale "I Lost My Job of Loving You." SINPO 34333.
6290 1702 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Bob Seger "Shame on the Moon." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Radio Wilskracht eQSL




Dutch pirate Radio Wilskracht sent me a eQSL and some photos after I heard him on Jan 11 on 1645 kHz. He said he has been broadcasting on AM for 19 years after first starting on FM. Thanks for the QSL.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thurs Jan 23

5015 1626 Radio 319. Madonna "Papa Don't Preach," Olivia Newton John "Xanadu," strong peaks. SINPO 44433.
5740 1608 Panda Radio. Tower "See You Tonight," Abba "Lay All Your Love on Me," ID, greeting listeners. SINPO 34433.
5780 1617 Radio Harmony. Louis Armstrong "Pennies from Heaven," signal fading. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wed Jan 22

1494 2257 Coast FM Tenerife. Westlife "I Let You Go," news at 2300, JP Cooper & Astrid S "Sing With Me." Not sure if being relayed from transmitter in UK or Ireland. SINPO 34433.
1640 1745 Radio Twentana. The Classics "Yellow Sun of Ecuador," greetings in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
3935 1623 Radio Parade Int. The Beatles "The End" & "The Long and Winding Road," frequent IDs. SINPO 44333.
5140 2013 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1636 Radio Harmony. Easy listening music. SINPO 24332.
6290 1616 Radio Cuckoo. Irish folk music, cuckoo sounds & IDs. SINPO 45444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Shortwave pirate recordings



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Radio Focus Int
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Radio Perfekt

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tues Jan 21

1617 2055 Radio Marianne. "Only Crying," Dutch songs, ID at 2107. SINPO 44433.
1618 1706 Radio Eigen Risico (tent). Dutch music, chat in Dutch, greeting other stations. SINPO 33433.
1640 2048 Radio Yogi Bear & Dr Einstein. Dutch song, ID, Bryan Adams "Summer of 69." SINPO 44433.
1647 1806 Radio Armada. ID in English, electro music, off. SINPO 34333.
3902 2026 Radio Parade Int. Focus "Sylvia," ID, "Moon River." SINPO 34333.
3940 1630 Radio 319. Chic "Good Times," Talk Talk "Such A Shame." SINPO 34333.
5145 1759 Charleston Radio Int. IDs on loop, programme started at 1800, utility QRM. SINPO 33433. Switched to 5140 at 1802. SINPO 34433.
5780 1621 Radio Harmony. Dean Martin "All I Do Is Dream of You," Duke Ellington "Embraceable You." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio Isabella QSL


I've received an eQSL from German station Radio Isabella who was heard on December 30 on 6317 kHz. Contact is via Dr Tim at doctortim@t-online.de. Many thanks.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Mon Jan 20

1631 2116 Radio Blauwe Koe. ZZ Top "Don't Tease Me," LaBelle "Lady Marmalade." SINPO 33433.
1635 1724 Radio Barones. The Who "I'm Free" & "Substitute," jingle ID. SINPO 54444.
1638 2134 Radio Bluebird. Polka, ID in English, greetings. SINPO 54444.
1640 1743 Radio Casablanca. Dua Lipa "Be The One," Lily Allen "It's Not Fair," greeting listeners, QSO with Drukstroomjager, splash from Baro. SINPO 53443.
1644 1733 Radio Drukstroomjager. Polka, ID, off before returning for QSO. SINPO 54444.
1646 1813 Radio Boomerang. OMD "Joan of Arc," UB40 & Chrissie Hyde "I've Got You Babe." SINPO 54444.
1657 1652 Radio Digital. Van Halen "Jump," Rolling Stones "Satisfaction." SINPO 54444.
3905 2107 Radio Parade Int. The Animals "It's My Life," Rolling Stones "Satisfaction." SINPO 34333.
3918 1943 Melkbus Radio. Elvis Presley "Tutti Fruitti," The Flirts "Passion," ID, greeting Achim. SINPO 34333.
5140 1938 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1622 Radio Harmony. Dion & The Belmonts "Teenager in Love," Sarah Vaughan "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," fade out 1630. SINPO 45444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sun Jan 19

1616 2021 Radio Spakenburg. ID, Dutch music. SINPO 34433.
1620 1952 Radio Weduwe. Dutch music, signal also making harmonic on 3240. SINPO 44433.
1637 2005 Radio Uniek. Dutch music. SINPO 34433.
3905 2240 Radio Parade Int. Bagpipe music, IDs, strong peaks. SINPO 44333.
3975 2259 Shortwave Radio. Andy Walker show. Linx "You're Lying," ID at 2300, Shakatak "Down on the Street." strong signal. SINPO 54444.
4840 1344 Radio Dolfijn. Dutch music, co-channel interference. SINPO 33433.
5140 1937 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 0948 Radio Harmony. Carpenters "Rainy Days & Mondays," Tony Christie "Don't Go Down to Remo." SINPO 45444.
5825 2236 Radio 102. Mai Tai "Our Love is History," repeated IDs, "that's all folks" jingle and off. SINPO 35333.
5835 0915 Radio 319. Recording of Radio 192. SINPO 44433.
5880 1347 Panda Radio. The Pirates "Shaking All Over," Donna Summer "On the Radio." SINPO 34333.
6205 1011 Laser Hot Hits. Porcupine Tree "Stranger By the Minute." SINPO 44433. Getting music from Laser at 2250. Loose Ends "Choose Me." SINPO 34333.
6210 0937 Radio King Shortwave. Rock n roll, splash from LHH. SINPO 33433.
6235 0959 Radio Deltracks. Rolling Stones "Get Off Of My Cloud," bursts of utility. SINPO 23432.
6240 0909 Radio Casanova. Daniel Boone "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast," Mouth & MacNeal "How Do You Do," ID, greetings. SINPO 44433.
6280 0923 Radio Quintus. Polka. SINPO 34433.
6280 1503 Radio Fox 48. Dance music. SINPO 33333.
6285 1525 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Moved from 6325 to 6289 then 6285 after Fox 48 closed on 6280. SINPO 55444.
6288 1622 Radio Zeewolf. Stacy Lattishaw "Jump to the Beat," Chic "Good Times," talking about broadcasting in the greyzone. SINPO 44433.
6290 1040 Radio Scotland Int. Steely Dan "Reeling in the Years," Soulful Dynamics "Mademoiselle Ninette."  SINPO 45444.
6290 1426 Radio Johnny Tobacco. The Platters "Only You," David Bowie "Heroes," splash from the strong Chinese station on 6280. SINPO 43433. Moved to 6291 at 1435 - SINPO 43443.
6305 1017 Radio Merlin Int. Live show. Visage "Fade to Grey," Sharpe & Numan "Change Your Mind." SINPO 34433.
6320 1510 Radio Joey. Madonna "Borderline" & "Burning Up." SINPO 45444.
6325 0929 Premier Radio Int. Billy Joel "Uptown Girl," "Man of Action," then off. SINPO 34433.
6325 1457 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Move from 6291. Roxette "They Will Never Be the Same," ID, greetings. SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sat Jan 18

1611 1937 Radio Twentana. Dutch music, greetings in Dutch. SINPO 43433.
1615 2010 Radio Turftrekker. Dutch music, greeting listeners. SINPO 44433.
1660 2038 Radio Eigen Risico. Polka, greeting Alf in Sweden. SINPO
1670 1944 Radio Matrix. Amii Stewart "Knock on Wood," Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich "The Legend of Xanadu." SINPO 34433.
3906 1521 Radio Mustang. Reggae, ID. SINPO 34333.
5140 1932 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1326 Radio Harmony. Bing Crosby "My Heart Takes Lessons," Shirley Bassey "My Life." SINPO 45444.
5795 1327 Radio Parade Int. Specials "Ghost Town," Soft Cell "Tainted Love," Shaking Stevens "This Ole House." SINPO 33333.
5810 1334 Sunshine Radio (tent). Laser 558 recording with Charlie Wolf commenting on the North Sea Eurosiege 1985. SINPO 55444.
6205 1404 Laser Hot Hits. BA Robertson "Bang Bang," Heart "Barracuda." SINPO 44433.
6275 1254 Time Radio. Non-stop 60s music, Connie Francis "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" & "My Heart Has A Mind of Its Own," Johnny Tillotson "Poetry In Motion," ID at 1500, he said was testing his new transmitter. SINPO 45444.
6291 1349 Radio Zeewolf. Steve Miller Band "Fly Like An Eagle," Go West "We Close Our Eyes." SINPO 34333.
6320 1546 Radio Joey. Prince "Baby I'm A Star," Level 42 "Running in the Family." SINPO 44433.
6330 1555 Radio Lowland. QSO with Zeewolf. SINPO 34333.
6645 1306 Radio Jan Van Gent. George Jones & Tammy Wynette "My Elusive Dreams." SINPO 34433.
6875 1535 Radio Europe (Italy). Bee Gees "Tragedy," CW QRM. SINPO 33333.
6925 1420 Radio Parade Int. Move from 5795. Human League "Don't You Want Me," Blondie "Rapture." SINPO 24432.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Fri Jan 17

1631 1718 Radio Concorde. Flock of Seagulls "I Ran," QSO with Digital. SINPO 34433.
1632 1753 Radio Belladonna. Q65 "You're the Victor," Los Lobos "Let's Go." SINPO 34433.
1638 1738 Radio Alabama. Chris Spedding "Motorbiking," Kim Wilde "Kids in America." SINPO 44433.
1655 1722 Radio Digital. Toto "Africa," QSO Concorde. SINPO 34433.
5780 1635 Radio Harmony. Jimmy Young "Young Lives." SINPO 24332.
5810 1645 Sunshine Radio (tent). Paul McCartney "With A Little Luck," 10CC"I'm Mandy Fly Me," jingle at 1714. SINPO 34333.
6284 1620 Radio Fox 48. Iron Maiden "Can I Play With Madness," 3 Doors Down "Going Down in Flames." SINPO 33433.
6482U 2142 Radio Eldorado (Portugal). Creedence Clearwater Revival "Proud Mary," The Kinks "You Really Got Me." SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thurs Jan 16

1638 2124 Radio Marskramer. Dutch music, ID 2136 greeting Alf. SINPO 44433.
1655 2135 Radio Professor Sikbok. Steve Miller Band "Keep On Rocking Me," a version of "Crocketts Theme," ID. SINPO 44433.
3902 1757 Misti Radio. Cliff Richard "In the Country" & "Power to all our Friends," ID, greeting listeners, good peaks. SINPO 34333.
3921 1749 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Bellamy Brothers "Let Your Love Flow," Wang Chung "Dance Hall Days." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wed Jan 15

1633 1745 Radio Telefunken. The Country Dance Kings "Achy Breaky Heart," ID, then a version of the "Green Green Grass of Home." SINPO 34333.
5780 1623 Radio Harmony. Oscar Peterson Trio "Night Train." SINPO 24332.
5835 1630 Radio 319. The Doors "Riders on the Storm," Veronica jingles, off 1639. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Radio Witte Tornado eQSL





Dutch medium wave pirate Radio Witte Tornado sent me this eQSL and some photos of his equipment. Many thanks.

gerald@onthanet.nl

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tues Jan 14

1617 1952 Radio Marianne. Sabrina "Boys Boys Boys," then Dutch song. SINPO 44433.
1635 1933 Radio Belladonna. "Rawhide," Ike & Tina Turner "Proud Mary." SINPO 34333.
5140 1945 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
5780 1608 Radio Harmony. David Benoit "Rejoice," Louis Armstrong "Back O Town Blues." SINPO 23432.
6205 1557 Laser Hot Hits. Squeeze "Up the Junction," Bad Boys Blue "Come Back and Stay." SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Radio WDR eQSL


I've received an eQSL from new Dutch SW pirate Radio WDR, who I logged on Sunday evening on 3920 kHz. Thanks for the quick reply.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Mon Jan 13

1630 1830 Radio Weg Piraat. QSO, Diesel "Sausalito Summernight." SINPO 44433.
1633 1823 Radio Telefunken. Joining in the QSO. SINPO 34333.
1633 1829 Radio Schaduwjager. Bolero "Fancy", QSO. SINPO 54444.
1638 2157 Radio Bluebird. Dutch version of "Silence is Golden." SINPO 54444.
1658 1819 Radio Digitaal. Polka, QSO. SINPO 34333.
5140 2152 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24332.


(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sun Jan 12

3905 1542 Radio Alice. Vicky Leandros "Come What May," Billy Swann "Let Me Help." SINPO 34333.
3920 1648 Radio WDR. The Cure "A Forest," Queen "Innuendo," ID, greetings. SINPO 34333.
5035 1341 Radio Pamela. Rose Tattoo "One of the Boys," Metallica "Whisky in the Jar." SINPO 24332.
5780 1100 Radio Harmony. Mario Lanza "You'll Never Walk Alone," Andrea Bocelli "Vivo Per Lei." SINPO 54444.
5840 1010 Radio 319. Radio Veronica recording. SINPO 44433.
6205 1040 Laser Hot Hits. Kraftwerk "Autobahn," Chante Moore "Straight Up." SINPO 44433.
6210 1017 Radio King SW. Roger Chapman "Leader of Men," QRM from French SSB & Laser. SINPO 32432.
6260 1025 Radio Baken 16. Kraftwerk "Trans Europe Express" & "Radioactivity," Diesel "Sausalito Summerlight," ID, greetings. SINPO 34433.
6275 1454 Radio Parade Int. Folk music. SINPO 24332. Signal up to SINPO 44433 at 1526.
6285 1459 Radio Tesla. Polka, QSO Zeewolf. SINPO 23432.
6285 1510 Radio Zeewolf. QSO with Tesla. SINPO 33433.
6287 1115 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). European ballads. SINPO 44433.
6290 1327 Radio KR1. Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up," Scott McKenzie "Are You Going to San Francisco." SINPO 44433.
6305 1505 Cupid Radio. Capella "U Got to Let the Music," Nakatomi "Free." SINPO 44444.
6325 1523 Radio Monique. Talking Heads "Road to Nowhere," Thomas Dolby "Radio Silence." SINPO 44444.
6389 1047 Radio Lesbos. Greek music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Sat Jan 11

1611 1851 Radio Technical Man. ID, Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
1614 1821 Radio Mustang. Dutch version of "Sweet Little Lies", greeting listeners. SINPO 54444.
1636 1835 Radio Barones. Koto "Dragon's Legend." SINPO 54444.
1638 1802 Radio Mi Amigo. Polka. SINPO 44433.
1645 1809 Radio Wilskracht. Greeting Alf in Sweden, polka. SINPO 44433.
1656 1850 Radio Eigen Risico. Dutch songs, ID. SINPO 43433.
5780 1356 Radio Harmony. Ennio Morricone "A Fistful of Dollars," Tom Jones "You Can Leave Your Hat On." SINPO 44433.
5850 1444 Panda Radio. Abba "Ring Ring," ID, greetings, off a few minutes later. SINPO 24332.
6205 1332 Laser Hot Hits. Captain Kremmen (Kenny Everett) clip, Take That "Said It All." SINPO 33433.
6210 1653 Radio King Shortwave. Cockney Rebel "Psychomondo," Roger Chapman "Leader of Men." SINPO 33433.
6275 1305 Radio Berlin. Shadows "Slaughter on 10th Avenue," Coldplay "Lovers in Japan." SINPO 44433.
6275 1349 Radio Monique. Bee Gees "You Win Again," German song for SunnyPirate. SINPO 44433.
6280 1257 Radio King Creole. Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing," Dave Edmunds "I Hear You Knocking," splash from 6275. SINPO 33433. At 1313, moved to 6285 - SINPO 34433.
6285 1449 Melkbus Radio. Polka, ID, greeting listeners. SINPO 34433.
6290 1340 Radio Odynn. Testing, polka, audio problems. SINPO 23432.
6320 1427 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Fri Jan 10

1640 1715 Radio Professor Sikbok. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1645 2147 Radio Vonkenboer. Dutch music, ID, talk in Dutch. SINPO 34333.
3921 1643 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Bob Marley "So Much Trouble in the World" & "Could You Be Loved." SINPO 34333.
5780 1635 Radio Harmony. Easy listening music, fading out. SINPO 24332.
6205 1625 Laser Hot Hits. Desireless "Voyage Voyage." SINPO 24332.
6290 1702 Radio Fox 48. Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough," Slade "Get Down & Get With It." SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Also noted at 2145 several Greek pirates putting in strong signals on 1629, 1650 and 1700 kHz ... stronger than any of the Dutch signals at this time

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Thurs Jan 9

1615 2135 Radio Meteoor. Dutch songs, polka. SINPO 44433.
1675 2140 Radio Kristal. Dutch songs, strong signal. SINPO 54444.
3920 1800 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Jive Bunny 60s music mix, ID/email address repeated several times. SINPO 34333.
5135 1743 Charleston Radio Int. IDs on a loop. SINPO 24332.
6305 1812 Radio 319. Offshore recordings, 3-1-9 ID heard at 1821, fair peaks. SINPO 24332.
7725 1750 Radio Zeppelin (pres). Jazz music. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Wed Jan 8

1635 1731 Radio Concorde. Joining in the QSO, strong signal on 1640. SINPO 33433.
1636 1706 Radio Weg Piraat. ID, QSO, polka. SINPO 34333.
1636 1710 Radio Torpedojager. Reporting to Weg Piraat, polka. SINPO 34333.
1640 1735 Radio Casablanca. Starbuck "Moonlight Feels Right," QSO. SINPO 45444.
1645 1725 Radio Bos Piraat. Calling Concorde, Weg Piraat. SINPO 34433.
3920 1651 Radio Europe (Ukraine). Johnny Cash "I Walked tyhe Line" & "A Thing Called Love," fair peaks. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Tues Jan 7

1611 2015 Radio Turftrekker. Dutch music, IDs, Travelling Wilburys "End of the Line." SINPO 43433.
1617 2005 Radio Marianne. Polka, greeting other pirates in Dutch. SINPO 43433.
1655 2034 Radio Speedy Gonzales. Nena "Neuchttum," "IDs, Modern Talking "You Can Win." SINPO 44433.
5780 1623 Radio Harmony. Matt Monroe "Unchained Melody," The Pied Pipers "My Happiness," Tony Christie "Amarillo." SINPO 34333.
7725 1801 Radio Zeppelin (pres). Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack "I Celebrate My Love for You," Stephanie Mills "Two Hearts." SINPO 24432.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map fundraising appeal

Do you want to be part of pirate radio history? David Goren, creator of New York's Brooklyn Pirate Radio map.pirateradiomap.com is headed for an upgrade/expansion in 2020 with many exciting new features...  To that end there's a fundraiser afoot!

The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map is the first phase of a multimedia documentary project which launched in 2017 with the help of funding from the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). An interactive online sound map containing archival recordings of the pirate stations is paired with a four part historical essay tracing the development of Brooklyn pirate radio through interviews, and sound recordings.

The map was initially funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council. David is seeking additional funding to continue his research, add new features to the map, and expand the map to the other pirate radio neighborhoods of Queens, the Bronx and suburban New Jersey.

Pls support David via GoGetFunding https://gogetfunding.com/the-brooklyn-pirate-radio-sound-map/

Thanks!
73's
Jack
www.twitter.com/stationqrp

(Info via Jack Jones, Station QRP, www.stationqrp.com )

More information about the Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map on its website  https://www.pirateradiomap.com/

Monday, January 06, 2020

Mon Jan 6

1633 1700 Radio Vrije Vogel. Polka. SINPO 34433.
1640 1738 Radio Concorde. Lynyrd Skynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama," Coldplay "Clocks," greeting listeners. SINPO 34433.
1667 1706 Radio Digitaal. Dutch songs, then version of "You'll Never Walk Alone." SINPO 33433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Shortwave pirates heard in 2019

I have been through my logs to see how many European shortwave pirates I heard during the past 12 months. The grand total was 183 - which is almost the same as in 2018, when the total number was 179.

So it looks like the SW pirate scene is pretty stable with hardly any difference in the numbers heard in 2019 & 2018. A few disappeared while a few new names took to the airwaves, plus the regulars who keep the free radio flag flying year after year.

The top country (no surprise) was the Netherlands with 95 shortwave pirates - again almost the same as in 2018 when its total was 99. Second was Germany with 15, Italy and the UK had nine each while Ireland had six.

Some stations were regulars, heard practically daily during the year, like Laser Hot Hits and Charleston Radio, while others made just one or two broadcasts.

Some operators may have used more than one name so the final figure is only a rough guide. There are quite a few unknowns, which are mainly stations playing music and jingles. It is not always easy to tell where they are broadcasting from.

The list doesn't include relays of internet and FM stations, such as Coast FM.

Some stations may not be on the list although they did broadcast last year, but I didn't hear them.

Country breakdown (2018 number in brackets)
The Netherlands 95 (99)
Unknown 40 (31)
Germany 15 (13)
Italy 9 (8)
United Kingdom 9 (10)
Ireland 6 (9)
Belgium 2 (1)
Finland 2 (1)
Greece, Hungary, Ukraine, Norway, Sweden - all 1 each

The UK stations I logged in 2019 were: Bogusman/The Ghoul, Radio Focus Int, Laser Hot Hits, Radio Merlin Int, Radio Pamela, Radio Pandora, Radio Parade Int, Rock Radio Network, XTC.

Not heard in 2019 were Central Radio Int, Empire Radio, Little Feat Radio and Radio Underground.

For my list of shortwave pirates heard in 2019, click here

The MW Free Radio blog has done his annual survey of the Dutch medium wave pirates heard last year. You can see his list on his blog which he updated a few days ago:
https://mwfreeradio.blogspot.com/2020/01/welcome-to-new-decade.html

Europe Music Radio eQSL


An eQSL received from Europe Music Radio which was heard on December 29 on 6275 kHz. Many thanks.

europemusicradio@gmail.com 

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Sun Jan 5

1611 1742 Radio Veluwe Star. Dance music. SINPO 43433.
1615 2005 Radio Turftrekker. The Walkers "Lonesome Me," then a version of "Nothing Compares To you," ID, closing down. SINPO 54444.
1635 1922 Radio Belladonna. Creedence Clearwater Revival "Fortunate Song," greeting listeners. SINPO 34333.
1638 1751 Radio Schaduwjager. Shadows "Apache," Joan Osborne "One of Us," Dire Straits "Sultans of Swing," very strong. SINPO 54444.
3937U 1942 Baltic Sea Radio. Beach Boys "Sea Cruise," Queen "We Will Rock You," frequent electronic IDs, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
3940 1512 Radio Batavia. Move from 6290. Men At Work "Down Under," then off. SINPO 34333.
5035 1311 Radio Pamela. Edgar Winter Group "Frankenstein," Green Day "Espionage." SINPO 24332.
5140 1102 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34433.
5780 1107 Radio Harmony. Dinah Shore "It Had to be You," then jazz tune. SINPO 54444.
5795 1303 Radio 102. Fine Young Cannibals "She Drives Me Crazy," Dionne Warwick "All the Love in the World," ID, said using low power. SINPO 24332.
5840 1010 Radio 319. Lynsey de Paul "Ooh I Do," jingle ID and off. SINPO 45444.
6205 1012 Laser Hot Hits. Martin Scott with dance music. SINPO 33433.
6210 0954 Radio King Shortwave. Mephisto "March of Kamelot," Karel Fialko "Hey Matthew." SINPO 33433.
6240 0946 Radio Casanova. Daniel Boone "Beautiful Sunday," ID, greeting listeners, French song. SINPO 44433.
6260 1458 Radio Quadzilla. La Bionda "One For You." SINPO 34433.
6270 1020 Radio Dummyload. Soft rock, jingle IDs. SINPO 33433.
6275 1026 Radio Quadzilla. Polka. SINPO 33433. Moved to 6278 at 1030. SINPO 34333.
6284 1435 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44433. Heard on 6286 at 511. SINPO 33433.
6285 1343 Radio Monique. REM "The End of the World," Zombies "It's the Time of the Season." SINPO 44433.
6290 1448 Radio Batavia. Arcade fire "The Suburbs," splash from Joey. SINPO 33433.
6306 1442 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). Usual mix of musical styles, including Spanish music, polka and country. SINPO 54444.
6390 1352 Radio Witte Reus. Dance music. SINPO 24332.
6740 1046 Radio Jan Van Gent. George Baker Selection "Alone," The Seekers "Blowing in the Wind," relaying Eldorado. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Sat Jan 4

1634 2032 Radio Barones. John Lee Hooker "That's Alright," Boney M "Daddy Cool," greeting listeners, talking about Dry January. SINPO 54444.
1647 2109 Radio Keizer & Keizerin (tent). "Going Back to Arizona," Coldplay "Yellow." SINPO 44433.
1670 2050 Radio Eigen Risico. Polka, co-channel station underneath. SINPO 43433.
5780 1414 Radio Harmony. Ennio Morricone "For A Few Dollars More," Ella Fitzgerald "S Wonderful." SINPO 44433.
6205 1354 Laser Hot Hits. Mandy's show. Michelle Shocked "Anchorage," Abba "Visitors." SINPO 45444.
6230 1346 Coast FM. Tom Jones "She's A Lady," Bryan Adams "Cut Like A Knife." SINPO 54444.
6240 1402 Radio Casanova. Roy Orbison "Only the Lonely," ID, greetings, Chicory Tip "Son of My Father," splash from Coast and utility. SINPO 43433.
6665 1339 Radio Jan Van Gent. The Classics "Yellow Sun of Ecuador." SINPO 34433. Moved to 6740 at 1439 to avoid strong French SSB. SINPO 34433.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)

Flashback Music Radio & Radio 102 eQSLs



Two new eQSLs arrived in my inbox from Flashback Music Radio and Radio 102. Both were heard on New Year's Day. Many thanks.

flashbackmusicradio@ gmail.com
radio102@ziggo.nl

Friday, January 03, 2020

Fri Jan 3

6205 1502 Laser Hot Hits. Documentary about closure of the offshore stations, fading out at 1508. SINPO 34433.
6262 1452 Misti Radio. Dutch music, greeting Ray in France. SINPO 34433.
6284 1512 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 44433.
*6305 1538 Radio Merlin Int. Gillan "South Africa," Eddy Grant "Gimme Hope Joanna." SINPO 34333. 
(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *via Kiwi SDR, Iceland)

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Thurs Jan 2

1620 2224 Radio Ruisbreker. Dutch instrumental music, ID. SINPO 33433.
1630 2207 Radio Meteoor. ID, report to Morgenster, polka. SINPO 44433.
1636 1703 Radio Concorde. Instrumental music, greeting listeners & pirates before signing off. SINPO 33433.
1638 2127 Radio Morgenster. Petula Clark "Downtown," Tracy Ullman "Breakaway." SINPO 33333.
1641 1724 Ros AM. Roxette "Joyride," Rod Stewart "Stay With Me," jingles. SINPO 54444.
1645 2217 Radio Curacao. Polka, ID. SINPO 34433.
1646 1708 Radio Professor Sikbok. Tina Turner "When the Heartbreak is Over," Kane "Where Do I Go Now," splash from 1641. SINPO 53443.
5140 2120 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 34333.
6922 2212 Radio Jan Van Gent. Abba "Name of the Game," QRM from SSB station on 6925. SINPO 33333. Switched to 6905 at 2220. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Premier Radio Int eQSL


First eQSL of 2020 - for a log of Premier Radio Int on 6270 on New Year's Day. Thanks Jimmy.

premierradio@yahoo.ie

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Wed Jan 1

Happy New Year!

1631 1714 Radio Zwarte Panter. Dutch music. SINPO 34433.
1642 1634 Radio Twentana. Dutch music, IDs, greetings, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
3898 1651 Radio Fox 48. Dance music. Moved to 3920 at 1654. SINPO 24332 for both frequencies.
5140 1115 Charleston Radio Int. Old-time music. SINPO 24432.
5780 1110 Radio Harmony. John McCormack "Keep the Home Fires Burning," Fred Astaire "Cheek to Cheek." SINPO 55444.
5830 1131 Radio Aristona. Booker T "Time is Tight", closing down. SINPO 34333.
5835 1012 Radio 102. Polka, instrumental music, closing down, giving out new email address (radio102@ziggo.nl). SINPO 34433.
5884 1017 Radio 319. Recording of RTL New Year's Eve Party in French. SINPO 45444.
5990 1122 Studio 52 via Nauen. Matchbox "Rockabilly Rebel," ID jingle, George Baker "Wasted Love." SINPO 55544.
6205 1054 Laser Hot Hits. Barbara Dickson "Coming Around Again," Genesis "Entangled." SINPO 45444.
6210 1605 Flashback Music Radio. Visage "Fade to Grey," Boney M "Ma Baker," jingle IDs, good peaks. SINPO 34433.
6225 1040 Radio Dr Tim. Pop/rock, splash from Coast FM. SINPO 32432.
6230 1045 Coast FM. Midnight Oil "Beds Are Burning." SINPO 54444.
6260 1050 Radio Dr Tim. Move from 6225. SINPO 34333.
6270 1100 Premier Radio Int. 10CC "I'm Not In Love," ID jingle, Boz Scaggs "We're All Alone," talking about the New Year, Bill Withers "Lovely Day." SINPO 34433.
6290 1008 Sunrise Radio. Dana "Fairytale," Alessi "O Lori." SINPO 34433.
6290 1600 Radio Fox 48. Dance music. SINPO 24332.
6875 1034 Radio Europe (Italy). Phil Fearon & Galaxy "Dancing Tight," bursts of utility. SINPO 33433.
6922 1023 Radio Jan Van Gent. Gloria Estefan "Anything for You," Chris Farlowe "Out of Time." SINPO 33433.

(via Kiwi SDRs, SW England)