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)


Anonymous said...

Radio Moonraker heard putting in a good signal to the University of Twente SDR receiver at 2015 UTC on 1614 kHz. Another Dutch pirate was putting out a carrier on 1611, so you had to tune to the "side" of 1614 to get a whistle free signal. Moonraker announcing a Gmail address for reception reports. A weaker Dutch station was on 1638 kHz: both stations were playing old time Dutch pop music.

The 1638 signal was actually much stronger on the South West SDR Receiver. Coast FM relayed from the large Tenerife "superpirate" could be heard on 1494 kHz, with some splatter from BBC Radio Merseyside. Great programme of 80's music (my era - Laser 558 and Caroline 576, Sunshine 531 from Ireland!).

By 2047 UTC, the 1611 kHz signal seemed to have resolved itself as Radio Digitaal. Schlager type music, very upbeat, with a presenter who seemed in a jolly mood. On 1670 kHz, a station was signing off and cut carrier: There was a Greek pirate coming in on 1660 kHz and referencing Radio Nicos, but that might have been a QSO reference rather than the Nicos station itself. Good signals from other Greek pirates on 1720 kHz (playing Bazouki) and 1730 kHz (playing 70s progressive rock). Down on 1645 kHz, Radio Kristaal had started and was playing Dutch traditional songs.

uk dxer said...

Thank you for your observations .... it sounds like it was quite a busy night on medium wave.

The band between 1611 & 1700 tends to be a mix of Dutch, Greek & Balkan pirates, with many putting in quite strong signals in the UK.

Coast FM seems to be settled on 1494, via its relay in the Republic of Ireland.

Although not a pirate, it is worth trying to catch Radio 208, a low power station from Denmark, using the famous 1440 kHz (208 metres) frequency.