Monday, January 31, 2022

Logs 31 Jan 2022

1611 1710 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1620 1812 Radio Zwarte Boekanier. SINPO 33433.
1629 1705 Bluebird Radio. SINPO 44433.
1636 1657 Radio Mustang. SINPO 34433.
1665 1820 Radio Digital. SINPO 44433.
5140 1752 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5780 1745 Radio Harmony. SINPO 3433.
5800 1732 Mike Radio. SINPO 55544.
6931 1801 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332. 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Logs 30 Jan 2022

1611 1835 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
4875 1647 Radio Mystery 21. SINPO 54444.
5140 1620 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34433.
5780 1706 Radio Harmony. SINPO 33433.
5990 1058 Radio Blackstone. SINPO 344333.
6020 1125 Radio Delta. SINPO 54444.
6185 1055 Radio Classic Sunday via Piepzender. SINPO 55444.
6266 1103 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 33433. Splash from 6275
6275 1050 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). SINPO 55444.
6280 1627 Panda Radio. SINPO 44433.
6280 1700 Radio Baken 16. SINPO 54444. Move from 6305
6295 1045 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 54444.
6305 1635 Radio Baken 16. SINPO 43433.
6310 1520 Radio Black Power. SINPO 54444.
6320 1532 Radio Joey. SINPO 54444.
6930 1520 Radio Enterprise. SINPO 34433.
6950 1120 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 23332.
6974 1108 Image Radio. SINPO 23332.
7605 1115 Radio Pamela. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Logs 29 Jan 2022

1611 1716 Radio Augusta. SINPO 44433.
1648 1733 Radio Eigen Risico. SINPO 34433.
1669 1743 Radio Armada. SINPO 43433.
3905 1505 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 34433.
5140 1450 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5780 1834 Radio Harmony. SINPO 24332.
5890 1540 Shepherd Radio. SINPO 44433.
6200 1520 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 33433.
6207 1447 Misti Radio. SINPO 34433.
6210 1610 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 44433.
6280 1602 Panda Radio. SINPO 34433.
6280 1825 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 44433.
6305 1442 Premier Radio Int. SINPO 44433. Signing off
6340 1820 Radio Mi Amigo (NL). SINPO 22432. Utility QRM
6950 1703 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 32442. Utility QRM 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Logs 28 Jan 2022

1611 1736 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1636 1745 Radio Professor Sikbok. SINPO 44433.
1690 1805 Radio Digital. SINPO 54444.
4838 1820 Misti Radio. SINPO 24432.
5140 1729 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5770 1703 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 54444.
5780 1723 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.
5795 1635 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 24332. Heard on 5800 at 1713
6275 1642 Radio Parade Int. SINPO 24332.
6280 1656 Triple L Radio. SINPO 54444.
6325 1650 Misti Radio. SINPO 44433. Strong peaks

Radio Igloo to broadcast via WRMI

On Monday February 7 at 01.00-02.00 UTC on 5950 kHz Radio Igloo will be on air again from WRMI's 100 kW-transmitter in Florida.

Thanks to the Texas Radio Shortwave team, we have the opportunity to reach the whole world with our program.

The program is a mix of music by Swedish artists and DX-information. Also this time it is a co-production with the Westcoast DX-Club in Gothenburg, Sweden. Maybe not the best time of day for listeners in Europe, so set your alarm-clocks. 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Logs 27 Jan 2022

1611 1721 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
3915 1637 Radio Batavia. SINPO 44444.
5140 1708 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5770 1620 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5780 1631 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.
5790 1610 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 24332.
6955 1652 Radio Zeppelin (pres). SINPO 34433.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Logs 26 Jan 2022

1611 1657 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1638 1928 Radio Alabama. SINPO 54444.
1655 2140 Radio Witte Raaf. SINPO 54444.
1660 1710 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. SINPO 54444.
1672 1717 Radio Digital. SINPO 54444.
5140 1645 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5770 1630 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5780 1733 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Logs 25 Jan 2022

1611 1649 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1617 1944 Radio Marianne (pres). SINPO 43433.
1638 1935 Radio Columbia. SINPO 44433.
1648 1901 Radio Perenboom. SINPO 44433.
1655 1850 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433. QSO
1665 1855 Radio Black Power. SINPO 44433. QSO
5135 1640 Charleston Radio Int. Utility on 5140
5770 1630 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5780 1907 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Appeal for more audio clips for new Dr Tim tribute show

Texas Radio Shortwave produced a programme of audio clips featuring some of Doctor Tim's many stations, which was broadcast by Channel 292, Radio Monique and Mike Radio.

Now TRSW wants to produce a second show  using audio from the 24 stations not included in the first effort.

TRSW is appealing for listeners to send in audio clips from any of these stations:

Radio Anonymos
Radio Corona
Radio Dr. Juice
Radio Dummyload
Radio Easterbunny
EM Radio
Radio Heijntje
Radio Illegal
Radio Isabella 
Radio Jodelpiraat
Radio Lesbos
Radio Lockdown
Radio Mousjage
Radio Olympia
Shortwave Pirate
Radio Southsea Melody
Radiostancia Russian Hooligans
Radio 29
Radio Toyota
Radio UNID
Unknown Radio
Radio Watt & Lumen
Radio The White Man
RadioZendpiraat.

A station spokesman said: "While we found audio clips of some of these stations, the quality wasn't good enough for rebroadcasting, or the clip didn't include an ID.  Both are requirements for inclusion in our tribute.

"If you have audio from Dr. Tim stations that aren't listed, we'd like to include it in the program.

"We hope to air the program this spring.

If you think we can use your audio for our program, please contact us at texasradiosw@gmail.com.

Thank you."

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Logs 23 Jan 2022

5770 0936 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 34433.
5840 0930 Texas Radio SW via Mike Radio. SINPO 55444. Dr Tim tribute show
5890 1025 Shepherd Radio. SINPO 43433. Co-channel with Brother Stair
5990 0920 Radio Zeewolf. SINPO 54444.
5990 1110 Radio Zwarte Panter. SINPO 54444
6020 1030 Radio Delta. SINPO 55444.
6130 0925 Radio Casanova. SINPO 55444.
6210 0942 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 44433.
6240 0955 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 34433.
6260 0915 Radio Benelux. SINPO 44433.
6270 0950 Radio Scotland Int. SINPO 55444.
6295 0945 Radio Parade Int. SINPO 24432.
6305 1104 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 54444.
6325 1015 Radio Clash. SINPO 34433.
6380 1155 Radio 319 (tent). SINPO 44433.
6925 1045 Radio Pandora. SINPO 33433.
6975 1035 Flux AM. SINPO 33433.
6980 1040 Radio Image. SINPO 23432. Splash from 6975
7605 1051 Radio Pamela. SINPO 34433.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Logs 22 Jan 2022

1611 1849 Radio Augusta. SINPO 44433.
1652 2159 Radio Moby Dick. SINPO 33433.
1655 1912 Yogi Radio. SINPO 54444.
3901 1755 Radio Fox 48. SINPO 34433.
3940 1828 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5140 1810 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333.
5770 1335 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 34433.
5780 1818 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
5990 1455 Lomp Radio. SINPO 54444. New Dutch LPAM station testing, off 1457
6270 1450 Misti Radio. SINPO 34433.
6290 1330 Panda Radio. SINPO 34433.
6305 1439 Radio Ronalisa. SINPO 34433.
6320 1441 Radio Ronalisa. SINPO 44433. Move from 6305
6925 1444 Radio Pandora. SINPO 23432. Bursts of wide utility QRM
6955 1838 Radio Zeppelin (pres). SINPO 34433. Ex-6960
6960 1804 Radio Zeppelin (pres). SINPO 22332. Utility QRM 

Friday, January 21, 2022

Logs 21 Jan 2022

1611 1801 Radio Augusta. SINPO 32432. Co-channel with another station
1611 1836 Radio Tower. SINPO 43433.
1620 1816 Radio Zeewolf. SINPO 33433.
1633 1808 Radio Professor Sikbok. SINPO 44433.
1665 1755 Radio Digital. SINPO 44433.
3940 1856 Radio Free Waves Bay (pres). SINPO 34433.
5135 1903 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 34333. Moved to avoid utility
5140 1739 Charleston Radio Int. SINPO 24332. Transmitter repaired and back on the air
5780 1750 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.
6290 1823 Radio Pioneer. SINPO 24432.
6931 1730 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Logs 20 Jan 2022

1611 1656 Radio Augusta. SINPO 44433.
1650 1648 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433.
1655 1804 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433. Change of frequency
5770 1620 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 54444.
5780 1635 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.

Melkbus Radio eQSL

 


An eQSL received from Melkbus Radio for a broadcast under the name Santa Claus Radio on 1655 kHz on Dec 17. Many thanks.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Logs 19 Jan 2022

1611 1850 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1620 1821 Radio Zwarte Boekanier. SINPO 44433.
1629 1902 Radio Dolfijn. SINPO 44433.
1671 1810 Radio Wilskracht. SINPO 44433.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Logs 18 Jan 2022

1611 1701 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
1623 1724 Radio Twentana. SINPO 44433.
1665 1740 Radio Digital (tent). SINPO 54444.
3905 1750 Radio Batavia. SINPO 44433. Move from 3943
3943 1650 Radio Batavia. SINPO 44444.
5770 1630 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 43433. Utility QRM
5780 1641 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.

Texas Radio Shortwave eQSL

 


An eQSL received from Texas Radio Shortwave for their tribute programme to free radio champion Dr Tim. The hour long show featured audio clips from many of his stations. Thanks for the eQSL.

*Update 20 Jan:  If you missed the programme it is being repeated on Saturday (Jan 22) at 1100 UTC on 15770 kHz via WRMI and 1500 UTC on 9670 kHz via Channel 292 and via Mike Radio on Sunday (Jan 23) at 0900 UTC on (probably) 5840 kHz

Monday, January 17, 2022

Logs 17 Jan 2022

1611 1655 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1629 1704 Radio Mustang. SINPO 44433. 
1629 1736 Radio Alabama. SINPO 44433.
1638 1809 Radio Baanbreker. SINPO 24432. QSO
1640 1804 Radio Cabalero. SINPO 44433. QSO
1660 1818 Radio Twentana. SINPO 44433.
1665 1802 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433.
5780 1717 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44333.
6931 1640 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.
6985 1630 The Vault. SINPO 54444.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Logs 16 Jan 2022

1611 1825 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1647 1835 Radio Witte Tornado. SINPO 44433.
1655 1850 Yogi Radio. SINPO 44433.
3940 1637 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5015 1626 Radio Deltracks (pres). SINPO 34433.
5770 0941 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5990 0946 Radio Blackstone. SINPO 44433.
6020 1110 Radio Delta. SINPO 54444.
6130 0930 Radio Casanova. SINPO 54444.
6210 0941 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 54444.
6266 0951 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 24332.
6285 1522 Radio Batavia. SINPO 54444. Move from 6290
6290 1136 Radio Batavia. SINPO 54444.
6295 1025 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 54444.
6300 1120 Radio Black Power. SINPO 55444.
6300 1131 Radio Baken 16. SINPO 44433. Report to Black Power
6305 1420 Radio Ronalisa. SINPO 44433.
6320 1315 Radio Joey. SINPO 54444.
6326 1050 Misti Radio. SINPO 34433.
6330 1408 Texas Radio SW via Monique. SINPO 54444. Dr Tim tribute programme
6925 1035 Radio Pandora. SINPO 23432.
6950 1618 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 24332.
6958 1413 Offshore Music Radio. SINPO 54444.
7605 1045 Radio Pamela, SINPO 35433.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Logs 15 Jan 2022

1611 1842 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1620 1832 Radio Pacman Int. SINPO 54444. Via Mike Radio?
1629 1856 Bluebird Radio. SINPO 44433.
1669 1825 Radio Armada. SINPO 44433.
5770 1448 Radio Sovereign (pres). SINPO 34433.
6205 1421 Radio Etherfreak. SINPO 44433.
6210 1550 Radio Caroline North via King SW. SINPO 44433.
6266 1340 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 33433. SSB QRM
6275 1357 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 34433.
6290 1545 Panda Radio. SINPO 34433.
6300 1406 Radio Universe. SINPO 34433.
6320 1540 Radio Ronalisa. SINPO 44433.
6925 1430 Radio Pandora. SINPO 34433.
6931 1820 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.
6940 1347 Radio Nova (UK). SINPO 34433.
6950 1805 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 34333.
6985 1435 The Vault. SINPO 55444.

Radio Five Angles eQSL

 


I've received an eQSL from Radio Five Angles, who was relayed via Radio Free Waves Bay on 3940 kHz. Many thanks!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Logs 14 Jan 2022

1611 1700 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1621 2140 Radio Turftrekker. SINPO 54444.
1622 1705 Radio Professor Sikbok. SINPO 43433.
1629 2134 Radio Bluebird. SINPO 54444.
1630 1815 Radio DB. SINPO 54444.
1638 1833 Radio Meteoor. SINPO 43433.
1655 1716 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433.
1665 1655 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. SINPO 44433.
3935 1800 Radio Parade Int. SINPO 34333.
3940 2127 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5780 2122 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.
6290 1615 Radio Pioneer. SINPO 54444.
6925 1623 Radio Fox 48. SINPO 34433. Good peaks
6931 1723 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.
6950 1633 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 23332.
6955 1642 Zeppelin Radio. SINPO 33333.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Logs 13 Jan 2022

1611 1717 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
5780 1809 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
6931 1708 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Logs 12 Jan 2022

1611 1700 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1670 1651 Radio Digital. SINPO 44433.
5780 1730 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.
6233 1715 Radio Fox 48. SINPO 44433.
6931 1643 Indy Radio (pres). SINPO 24332.
6950U 1630 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 33433.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Logs 11 Jan 2021

1611 1626 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
1638 1723 Radio Alabama. SINPO 44433.
1640 1636 Radio Concorde. SINPO 34433.
1655 1714 Radio Belladonna. SINPO 34433.
1646 1655 Radio Eigen Risico. SINPO 34433.
5780 1617 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.
6285 1600 Radio Parade Int. SINPO 34333.
6931 1707 Indy Radio (pres). SINPO 24332.
6950 1608 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 34333.

Texas Radio Shortwave produces tribute to Dr Tim

On Saturday January 15, Channel 292 will air a special TRSW program, The Many Radio Voices of Dr Tim, commemorating the many pirate stations produced by Germany's Dr. Tim:

Radio Anonymous, Radio Bella Italia, Radio BZN, Radio Carneval, Clinic Radio, Radio Corona, Radio Disco Hell, Radio Dr. Juice, Radio Dr. Tim, Radio Dummyload, Radio Easterbunny, EM Radio, Halloween Radio, Radio Heidi, Radio Heijntje, Radio Illegal, Radio Isabella, Radio Jingle Bells, Radio Jodelpiraat, Radio Lesbos, Radio Lockdown, Love Parade Radio, March Music Radio, Radio Mousjager, Radio Olympia, Radio Polkawelle, Rammstein Radio, Reggae Radio, Radio Republica da Banana, Shortwave Pirate, Radio Sofa King, Radio Southsea Melody, Radiostancia Russian Hooligans, Radio 29, Radio Toyota, Trance AM, Transatlantic Broadcast, Radio UNID, Unknown Radio, Radio Watt & Lumen, Werner's Schlagerwelt, Radio The White Man, Wild West FM, World Cup Radio, Radio Zendpiraat.

There are three opportunities to hear the programme on Saturday:

  • 1000 UTC on 6070 via Channel 292
  • 1100 UTC on 15770 via WRMI
  • 1300 UTC on 9670 via Channel 292

*6070 is expected to provide the best reception for listeners

Werner, who was better known by free radio fans as Dr Tim, died in November.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Logs 10 Jan 2022

1611 1922 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
5780 1913 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
6950U 1905 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 35443.

Radio Intersound eQSL

 


A great eQSL received from Radio Intersound, who was back on the air yesterday for the first time since 2015. 

In his email he writes: "The power today on the 6.285 was only 10 Watt carrier. I designed my antenna in such a way, that this wire can give an excellent SWR from the entire MW to the 48 meter SW-band. It is a simple L-antenna, 9 meters high and about 13 meters long (almost a half wave to 48 meters), which is also adapted to a simple home-built LC tuner with a long range. As earth I use 4 long earth radials over the ground, which one of them is connected to a wide ditch."

His email address is radiointersound@outlook.com 

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Logs 9 Jan 2022

1611 2127 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
3940 1609 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5780 2120 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
5810 0934 Radio Scotland Int. SINPO 54444.
5860 1522 Offshore Music Radio. SINPO 54444.
5890 0953 Schipper Radio (tent). SINPO 34433.
5995 0940 Radio Blackstone. SINPO 34433.
5995 1130 Radio Zwarte Panter. SINPO 44433.
6020 1047 Radio Delta. SINPO 55444.
6130 0943 Radio Casanova. SINPO 45444.
6200 1028 Valley Wave Radio (pres). SINPO 54444.
6210 0949 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 34433.
6240 1035 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 34433.
6266 1542 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 24432.
6275 1005 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 54444.
6285 1135 Free Radio Victoria. SINPO 44433.
6285 1450 Radio Intersound. SINPO 34433. Last heard in 2015
6290 1018 Radio Scotland Int. SINPO 54444. Move from 5810
6290 1022 Radio Johnny Tobacco (pres). SINPO 54444.
6295 1442 Radio Joey. SINPO 54444.
6985 1507 The Vault. SINPO 54444.
7605 1059 Radio Pamela. SINPO 34433.

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Logs 8 Jan 2022

1620 1611 Radio Zeewolf. SINPO 34433. QSO
1620 1615 Radio Professor Sikbok. SINPO 44433. QSO
1630 1619 Radio Schaduwjager. SINPO 54444. QSO
1638 1623 Radio Osaka. SINPO 34433. QSO
1660 1625 Radio Vrolijke Mijnwerker. SINPO 54444.
3940 1530 Radio Pjati Uglov via Free Waves Bay. SINPO 24332. Thanks to Alex in Belarus for ID
5780 1550 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.
5790 1526 Misti Radio. SINPO 34433. Change of frequency
5995 1508 Radio Blackstone. SINPO 43433.
6207 1430 Misti Radio. SINPO 34333.
6210 1559 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 44433.
6240 1519 Radio Jennifer. SINPO 34433.
6270 1441 Studio 52. SINPO 34433.
6285 1450 Laser Hot Hits. SINPO 54444.
6300 1513 Radio Monique. SINPO 54444.
6320 1458 Radio Ronalisa. SINPO 44433.

Friday, January 07, 2022

Logs 7 Jan 2022

1611 1740 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1629 2054 Radio Turftrekker. SINPO 54444. 
1635 1734 Radio Meteoor. SINPO 34433.
1636 2050 Radio Eigen Risico. SINPO 33433. QSO
1638 2045 Radio Professor Sikbok. SINPO 54444. QSO
1647 1830 Radio DB. SINPO 54444.
1690 1722 Radio Digital. SINPO 54444.
3940 1716 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5780 1706 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
6931 1700 Indy Radio (pres). SINPO 24332. 

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Logs 6 Jan 2021

1611 1757 Radio Augusta. SINPO 33433.
1620 1802 Radio Schaduwjager. SINPO 44433.
1629.5 1838 Radio Vrije Vogel. SINPO 34333.
1670 1812 Radio Digital. SINPO 54444.
3920 1720 Mike Radio. SINPO 44433.
5780 1728 Radio Harmony. SINPO 33333. 
6931 1743 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.
6955 1737 Radio Zeppelin. SINPO 24332.

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Logs 5 Jan 2022

1611 1800 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
3920 1819 Mike Radio. SINPO 44433.
5770 1720 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 34433.
5780 1727 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34433.
6931 1752 Indy Radio. SINPO 24432.
6950 1740 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 44433.

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Logs 4 Jan 2022

1611 1729 Radio Augusta. SINPO 44433.
5780 1714 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
6931 1701 Indy Radio. SINPO 24332.
6955 1655 Radio Zeppelin. SINPO 34333.

Monday, January 03, 2022

Logs 3 Jan 2022

1611 1648 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
1620 1816 Radio Digital. SINPO 44433. Heard on 1630 at 1823
1633 1813 Radio Boomerang. SINPO 44433.
1640 1729 Radio Concorde. SINPO 34433.
3940 1856 Radio Free Waves Bay (pres). SINPO 23432. SSB QRM
5770 1125 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 35433. 
5780 1713 Radio Harmony. SINPO 34333.
5955 1135 Sunlite Radio. SINPO 44433.
6266 1340 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 34433.
6320 1800 Radio Joey. SINPO 34433.
6325 1112 Radio Clash. SINPO 34433.
6945 1844 Radio Zeppelin. SINPO 24332.

Shortwave pirates heard in 2021

 As we are into a new year, I've done my annual look at the European shortwave pirates heard during the past 12 months. In 2021 I logged 147 shortwave pirates - down slightly from the 153 heard in 2020.

As usual, the most stations came from The Netherlands, with this figure staying quite steady with 76 logged last year compared with 74 in 2020.

The second most active country was the United Kingdom with 13 stations logged, up one from 2020.

Some of the stations were only on air once or twice while others made regular appearances on the free radio bands throughout the year.

One of the most frequent, Charleston Radio International went off air last month with transmitter problems but hopes to be back in the next few months, while another, Laser Hot Hits, has been missing from shortwave for much of the year, although is still continuing online, while Merlin was raided in September and has been off air since but he is also streaming online.

And in November the free radio world mourned the loss of German free radio operator Werner, known as Dr Tim. He broadcast under many different names, as well as his own. Last year I logged 23 of his stations, plus his broadcasts as Radio Dr Tim. 

Some other stations also like to use different names like Johnny Tobacco (Triple L, Abu Dhabi, Black Bandit) and Ronalisa (Ronnie AM, Radio Tesla). 

In 2021 I heard shortwave pirates scattered across 15 European countries.

For this list I haven't included relays of internet or licensed medium wave stations. Also I haven't counted licensed low power stations, like Piepzender, or their relays. This is not an exhaustive list - some stations might have been on air, but I didn't hear them.

The shortwave free radio scene still seems quite healthy, although many of these stations consist of just music and jingles without anyone behind the mic.

The Shortwave Free Radio Memories blog was unhappy about this situation in a recent post: https://ukshortwavefreeradiomemories.blogspot.com/2021/12/enjoy-silence.html

Country breakdown (2020 figures in brackets)

  • The Netherlands 76 (74)
  • United Kingdom 13 (12)
  • Germany 9 (12)
  • Ireland 8 (9)
  • Italy 5 (9)
  • Unknown 3 
  • Belarus, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden (one each)
  • Dr Tim stations 23 (not including Radio Dr Tim)

***** For my complete A-Z list of shortwave pirates heard in 2021, click HERE ******


The Dutch medium wave pirate scene continues to thrive with two 2021 round-ups done by the MW Free Radio blog in England and the MG Piraten blog, with both DXers logging more than 200 Dutch pirates during the past 12 months.
https://mwfreeradio.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-class-of-2021.html
https://mgpiraten.blogspot.com/2021/12/middengolf-piraten-ontvangen-in-2021-z.html

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Logs 2 Jan 2022

1611 1632 Tower Radio. SINPO 43433. Co-channel with another station
1611 2225 Radio Augusta. SINPO 54444.
1647 1640 Radio Witte Tornado. SINPO 44433.
1665 2231 Radio Concorde. SINPO 33433.
5770 1110 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5780 1701 Radio Harmony. SINPO 44433.
5840 0940 Mike Radio. SINPO 55444.
5840 1005 Pacman Show via Mike Radio. SINPO 55444.
5880 1054 Radio Rock Revolution. SINPO 44433.
5995 1100 Radio Zwarte Panter. SINPO 44433.
6040 1034 Radio Scotland Int. SINPO 55544.
6185 1017 Radio Classic Sunday via Piepzender. SINPO 55444.
6195 1024 Radio Blackstone. SINPO 44433.
6205 1043 Coast FM. SINPO 54444.
6210 0935 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 34333.
6266 1446 Valley Wave Radio. SINPO 34433. Last heard in early 2000s
6275 1010 Radio Cuckoo. SINPO 55544.
6320 1556 Radio Joey. SINPO 54444. Change of frequency
6377 1425 Radio Joey. SINPO 44433.
6390 1437 Radio Witte Reus. SINPO 34433.
6925 1000 Radio Pandora. SINPO 33433. Burst of utility QRM
6931 0950 Indy Radio (pres). SINPO 23432.
6950U 0955 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 23432.
7605 1125 Radio Pamela. SINPO 34333.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Logs 1 Jan 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR πŸŽ‰

1611 1719 Radio Augusta. SINPO 34433.
1620 1640 Radio Alabama. SINPO 44433.
1629 2205 Radio Blauwe  Koe. SINPO 44433.
1635 1855 Radio Boomerang. SINPO 54444.
1640 2223 Radio Frieloo. SINPO 33433.
1655 1914 Radio Yogi. SINPO 44433.
1672 1904 Radio Digital. SINPO 54444.
3940 1548 Radio Free Waves Bay. SINPO 34433.
5770 1339 Radio Sovereign. SINPO 44433.
5790 1617 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 34333. Also on 6950
5880 1345 Radio Rock Revolution. SINPO 54444.
6020 1355 Radio Delta. SINPO 55444.
6210 1604 Radio King Shortwave. SINPO 54444.
6275 1536 Radio Atlantic 2000. SINPO 24432. Relay? 
6280 1330 Radio Fox 48. SINPO 34433.
6285 1627 Radio Fox 48. SINPO 34433. Back on again
6280 1518 Panda Radio. SINPO 44433. Heard on 6290 at 1530
6390 1525 Radio Witte Reus. SINPO 34433.
6925 1400 Radio Pandora. SINPO 23332. ID thanks to Irish Paul (see comments)
6931 2215 Indy Radio (pres). SINPO 24332.
6950U 1622 Zenith Classic Rock. SINPO 34333.