shortwave pirate Radio Merlin International was raided today by Ofcom at 11.48am backed up by five police cars.
Ofcom had a warrant to enter operator Paul Watt's premises while it was unoccupied and proceeded to remove equipment from the studio.
The station, which has been running since 1990, has been one of the most regular operators on 48 metres running daily broadcasts on 6305 kHz.
Recently the station was heard widely across North America thanks to a relay via WRMI but it looks like Merlin will be off the air now for the foreseeable future.
The last UK shortwave pirate to be raided was Bogusman, who had been broadcasting on an international emergency frequency. But we don't know what prompted Ofcom to take action again Merlin.
All the best Paul and the team at Merlin.
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