Friday, 29 August 2014

Logs of Friday 29th August

6320 @ 1000 Mustang - 24222, from Nederland; at best s8, long fades, then down to below noise. Dutch music. ID via chat

6950 @ 2053 Laser HH -34333, relay by Blackbeard, from England; telling tale of vist to London by train, Nelly Furtado "Maneater"
6238 @ 2101 CWR - 34323, from Germany; Steve Miller Band "Jet Airliner"
6255 @ 2105 Telstar South - 44333, from UK; "Yellow River" by Christie
6850 @ 2109 Arcadia - 34333; "Weather report" by Birdland
4026 @ 2111 Laser HH - 45444, from UK; Paula Abdul - "Vibeology". Dave Norris DJ
6290 @ 2117 RNW - 33333, from Nederland; noisy frequency
6170 @ 2120 Mustang - 45444, from Nederland; "Blinded by the Light" Manfred Mann
6320 @ 2124 Montferland - 34434, from Nederland; Instrumental music - testing antenna systems.  Id via chat
6070 Radio Channel 292 on air this Saturday 30th August


Radio GSV from Scotland

Radios GSV and WMR from Scotland are off air for a wee while for maintenance; they will be be back as soon as possible.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Logs of Thursday 28th August

6295 @ 0832 Rode Adelaar - 34333, from Nederland; playing Dutch music

Some short hop propagation has returned but signal reports generally seem to be down across Northern Europe.


6825 @ 1715 Pluto - 35434, from Nederland; "That's When I See The Blues (In Your Pretty Brown Eyes)" by Jim Reeves @ 1725 20w

6320 @ 1720 Rode Adelaar - 45434, from Nederland; playing Dutch music
6305 @ 1722 Merlin - 35434, from England; The Animals "Crying", ID, email address, "Metal Guru" by T Rex
6300 @ 1815 Vendor - 35444, from Nederland; "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
6295 @ 2115 VAT69 - 35434, from Nederland; "Blinded By the Light" by Manfred Mann
6205 @ 2125 - Sunrise - 35434, from Nederland; Simple Minds - "Belfast Child"
6210 @ 2158 Goudenster - 34333, from Nederland
Band conditions

Solar activity: NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of M-class flares and a 5% chance of X-flares on Aug. 28th. This can result in R1 blackouts (Weak or minor degradation of HF radio communication on sunlit side, occasional loss of radio contact).


Carrying on from yesterday, conditions are down or very low here. GSV on 6860 which has been a consistent s9 and s9+ for the last few weeks of being on the air is S0 at 0807 UTC, and no carrier audible either. It is audible via the Twente SDR in Enschede. This would indicate no short skip conditions at the moment.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Logs of Wednesday 27th August

6747 @ 1637 Pioneer AM, from Nederland; "Wake Up Little Susie", "Hound "Dog", Rock n roll compilation track

6380 @ 1740 Jamaica - 34434, from Nederland; playing a German track
6860 @ 1831 GSV - 35444, from Scotland; "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Buggles
6485 @ 1921 Intersound R - 34333, from NL; "Pirates for Peace" track, much fading
6740 @ 2133 Tidalwave - 33322, from Nederland; "Funky Town" Lipps Inc.

Many stations heard later today were fluttery and barely readable. Conditions were very generally poor here in England on 43/48m this afternoon and evening, yet I was seeing excellent reports further south, in Italy and Ukraine. Stations in Finland were hearing little, or nothing.
Logs of Tuesday 26th August

6860 @ 2035 GSV - 34334, from Scotland
4026 @ 2045 Laser HH - 45434, from UK; "I Get Around" by the Beach Boys
6305 @ 2057 VAT69 - 34333, from Nederland; "Ghostbusters"

Monday, 25 August 2014

Logs of Monday 25th August

6397 @ 0801 GSV - 35434, from Scotland; Bowie "Ashes to Ashes"
6397 @ 2002  GSV - 45434, from Scotland; "Riders on the Storm" by Doors
6305 @ 2010 Paardenkracht - 45334, from Nederland; "Mighty Quinn" by Manfred Mann
6243 @ 2012 XTC - 34333, from UK; ID / email: xtcshortwave@googlemail.com - The Dead 60s - "We Get Low"


eQSL from Radio Montferland on 6265 for report on 9th August

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Logs of Sunday 24th August

6397 @ 0841 GSV - 34323, from Scotland; "Angel of the Morning"
6260 @ 0854 Casanova - 34333, from Nederland; Greetings & then QSY 6250
6295 @ 0856 Condor - 34333, ID via chat; House type music
6200 @ 1336 RFD (Flying Dutchman) - 34333; "The Whole of the Moon" by the Waterboys
6290 @ 1340 Odynn - 33233, from Nederland; Odynn speaking, thanking listeners
6803 @ 1616 Pink Panther - 35444, from Nederland; Track from Tears for Fears then Wimoweh  /The Lion Sleeps tonight
6280 @ 1714 Merlin - 34333, from England; "War of the Worlds" by Jeff Wayne
6950 @ 1723 Elvis & Pony Show - 45444, from Nederland; "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" by Tears for Fears
6976 @ 1748 RRN - 45444, from England; Rock music - Supertramp track then Yes @ 1815 ID @ 1820 then CD
6305 @ 1821 Bogusman - 45444, from UK; The Bogusman Experience - Story about records in Borough of Sandwell apartment
6397 @ 1844 GSV - 34444, from Scotland; "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer / "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
6930 @ 2022 LFR relaying WWTF from USA - 34434, from England; Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me"
5825 @ 2141 Sluwe Vos - 45444, from Nederland; "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC
6325 @ 2146 Pirana - 34333, from Nederland; relaying Artem WOM
6387 @ 2155 Pandora - 32332, from UK; Lily Allen / ID and email x3. Underneath UTE
6305 @ 2206 Paardenkracht - 35444, from Nederland; "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Logs of Saturday 23rd August

6255 @ 1757 RNW - 34334, from Nederland; German songs heard
6300 @ 1819 Tower - 44333, from Nederland; "I Got You Babe" by Cher  - Noisy frequency
6397 @ 1821 GSV - 35443, from Scotland; ID and rock tracks
6950 @ 1902 Mustang - 45544, from Nederland; Dutch style music and Ids / mention to people in chat
6925U @ 1929 Over 60 Degree R - s8, from Finland; Blues music
6210 @ 1946 Underground - 45444; from England; "Super Trooper" by Abba
6950 @ 2154 Trans Europe - 34333, in English
6319 @ 2201 Rainbow - 33232, in English; ID and rap music, then MOR style music
6420 @ 2212 Universe - 33343, from Nederland; signal good, but UTE QRM; "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Buggles
Roberts R303 Radio

The Roberts R303 radio was made in England and covered the Medium and Long wavebands.
It packed a large loudspeaker, and was powered by a PP9 battery. It was designed to be especially sensitive on LW.

The R303 was released in 1967 and I bought my one in 1968. The price was around £16. The one photographed I purchased on EBay. 


I have adjusted MW so I can listen above 1620 khz for pirates. It now receives to around 1680 Khz.


Logs of Friday 22nd August

6397 @ 0838 GSV relaying WMR - 34333, from Scotland; Toto "Hold The Line"

6747 @ 1530 Pioneer - 35433, from Nederland; Sudden CD @ 1534
6930 @ 1730 LFR -35434, from England; "Meet The Man" by Dayton. CD around 2105
6205 @ 2123 Sluwe Vos - 45444, from Nederland; "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. Strong signal.
6320 @ 2142 Montferland - 45444, from Nederland; Bruce Springsteen - "Tougher than the Rest". Strong signal.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Logs of Thursday 21st August

6425 @ 1844 Studio 52 - 34433, from Nederland; "In the Name of Love" by U2
6305 @ 1926 Paardenkracht - 45434, from Nederland; Dutch music and Dutch comedian clip
6470U @ 1941 Over 60 Degree R - s8, from Finland; Blues music
6280 @ 1941 R Rainbow - 34434, in English, Russian & Ukranian
6295 @ 2020 Vat69 - 35444, from Nederland; ID & email
6318 @ 2013 Zara R - 45434, from Nederland; "Hold On Tight to Your Dream" by ELO
6397 @ 2032 GSV - 35434, from Scotland; "Pretty Vacant" - The Sex Pistols

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Logs of Wednesday 20th August

6220 @ 1825 Columbia - 23222, from Nederland; "Sweet Caroline" - Neil Diamond
6397 @ 1837 GSV - 45434, from Scotland; Dion - "The Wanderer", "Runaround Sue" - Del Shannon
6290 @ 1918 Rode Adelaar - 45434, from Nederland; C& W music
6525 @ 2113 Carmen - 45434, from Nederland; Peter gabriel - "Slegehammer",  "Nothing compares to U" - Sinead O'Connor

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Logs of Tuesday 19th August

6280 @ 2013 Witte Reus - 35433, from Nederland; "Clocks" by Coldplay
6295 @ 2018 VAT 69 - 45434, from Nederland; "Blue Hotel"
6305 @ 2023 Pluto - 35433, from Nederland; ID @ 2023
6397 @ 2029 GSV - 44434; relaying WMR - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison
6320 @ 2045 Poema - 34433, from Nederland; Greets to people in chat / "Gimme All Your Lovin'" ZZ Top
6240 @ 2048 EXPerience - 45444, from Nederland; "House" type music
6305 @ 2122 Paardenkracht - 35434, from Nederland

Monday, 18 August 2014

Logs of Monday 18th August

6266 @ 2137 GSV - 35434, from Scotland; Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing" @ 2139
6305 @ 2144 Paardenkracht - 35444, from Nederland; "Man of Action" to CD @ 2151
6380 @ 2153 Jamaica - 34333, from Nederland; Dutch music

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Logs of Sunday 17th August

6305 @ 0903 Merlin - 33323, from England; "House of the Rising Sun" - Animals / Caroline in 1964 recording
6295 @ 0907 Condor R - 34323; ID, email address, house type music
6915 @ 1823 Premier - 34323, from Ireland; "Last Train to Clarksville" 6910 later, but UTE on LSB
6404 @ 1857 GSV - 35434, from Scotland; "Bad Case of Loving You" by Robert Palmer
6255 @ 1902 Telstar South - 34433, from UK; Radio London jingles
6242 @ 2125 Bogusman - 34434, from UK; "Vapour Trail" by Ride. ID @ 2244
6325 @ 2133 Brabantia - 35444, from Nederland; "Ladies Night" by Atomic Kitten
3905 @ 2208 Polaris - 35434, from Nederland; "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley / Big in Japan by Alphaville. ID @ 2213
4026 @ 2216 Laser HH - 34333, from UK; Abba
Logs of Saturday 16th August

6803 @ 1723 Pink Panther - 34434, from Nederland; "I shot the Sheriff" by Eric Clapton
6725 @ 1725 R Tower - 45434, from Nederland; Dutch music
6319 @ 1728 Magic AM - 35434, from Nederland; Alicia Bridges - "I Love The Night Life"
6404 @ 1829 GSV - 35434, from Scotland; "Fire" by Arthur Brown
6305 @ 1831 Merlin - 34433, from England
6320 @ 2137 Carrierwave - 34433, from Nederland; "Autobahn" (live) by Kraftwerk
6320 @ 2137 Montferland - 45544, from Nederland; "Disco Inferno" by Boney M @ 2211, Phil Collins @ 2213. Good audio quality and big signal
6262,5 @ 2158 Wizard - 34434, from England; calling for QSO
6256 @ 2214 Odynn - 44434, from Nederland; audio compressed, good signal
6300 @ 2239 Akai, from Nederland; Dutch music /ID @ 2240 testing
6150 @ 2242 RFD - 34434, from Nederland
6290 @ 2245 Over the Horizon R - 45544; ID and "Wizard of OZ". Big signal

Conditions were good to the US yesterday evening; some listeners were reporting hearing European stations 2 hours before sunset. Autumn conditions are clearly approaching!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Logs of Friday 14th August

6280 @ 2031 R Nordzee - 34434, from Nederland
6404 @ 2034 GSV - 34434 from Scotland; "No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley
6290 @ 2038 Rode Adelaar - 44434, from Nederland; "Down on the Corner" @ 2051 by CCR
6200 @ 2046 RFD - 35444, from Nederland; Id @ 2046 Staus Quo @ 2051 - Down, Down Deeper & Down

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967

The Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act came into effect at midnight at the end of the 14th August 1967, attempting to close down all the "illegal" stations operating from ships and forts in the Thames Estuary. A copy of the original legislation as a PDF can be found here: 

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/41/pdfs/ukpga_19670041_en.pdf

Logs of Thursday 14th August

6290 @ 0815 Rode Adelaar - 35444, from Nederland; Id @ 0820
6860 @ 1833 GSV - 35444, from Scotland; "You Make Lovin' Fun" - Fleetwood Mac. Playing Little Feat - "Fat Man in the Bathtub" @ 1914
6305 @ 1842 Merlin - 34434, from England; Announcing the RSL at Harwich - "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen
6807 @ 1845 Sundown Radio - 34434; "Have You Seen Her" by the Chi-Lites
6265 @ 1920 Nora - 35444, from Nederland; Mamas & Papas - "Creeque Alley"
6290 @ 1926 Radio Alex - 24332, from Nederland; ID  The Cranberries - "Just My Imagination"
6320 @ 1931 Poema - 34334, from Nederland; Greetings, ID
6975 @ 1934 Rock Radio Network (tent) - 45444, from UK; Familiar background hum, rock music - "Winter Wine" by Caravan
4026 @ 1936 Laser HH - 34343; "What A Waste" by Ian Dury @ 1944
6425 @ 1939 Ronalisa - 23322, from Nederland; Heard greetings - music unknown!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Logs of Wednesday 13th August

6266 @ 1907 GSV - 34344, from Scotland; "Road to Nowhere" by Talking Heads
6255 @ 1910 Merlin - 33433, from England; QRM and noise, "More Than A Feeling" by Boston
6285 @ 1913 Rode Adelaar - 45444, from Nederland; "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" by Baccara
6803 @ 1918 Pink Panther - 34344, from Nederland; "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge
6940 @ 1949 Premier - 33433, from Ireland; "More Than A Woman" UTE QRM on LSB, then 6930 - "Shake your body Down" CD @ 2015
3920 @ 2057 Voice of the Netherlands - 35434, from Nederland; "The Power of Love"
6210 @ 2057 Shortwave Gold - 33322, from UK; Abba @ 2115 - Voulez - Vous
6322 @ 2117 Etherfreak - 34433, from Nederland; Eric Clapton - "Forever Man"
6298 @ 2132 R Montferland - 45544, from Nederland; Greetings, Johnny Hallyday and "Pour Moi La Vie Va Commencer"

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Logs of Tuesday 12th August

6945 @ 2014 Pluto - 34222; Id clear @ 2014, but weak signal. Fair @ 2115 and change of frequency to 6950 - 34433 
6210 @ 2027 Shortwave Gold - 33322, from UK; ID @ 2127 Funky music SSB QRM @ 2030
6205L MiniPower - s8, from Italy; Italian music The Showmen - Sto Cercando
6266 @ 2043 GSV - 35444, from Scotland; Bagpipe music - ID @ 2056 / "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Buggles. Good level of modulation tonight
6383 @ 2051 Baken 16 - 35434, from Nederland; Iron Maiden
6295 @ 2100 Wittereus - 34434, from Nederland; Stones
3905 @ 2130 Baken 16 - 24423, from Nederland; Doors "Light My Fire" @ 2142

Monday, 11 August 2014

Logs of Monday 11th August

6965 @ 2039 LFR - 34333, from England; playing Men Without Hats & "Safety Dance"
6240 @ 2131 Sluwe Vos - 44434, from Nederland; "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson
6266 @ 2133 WMR (relayed by GSV) - 44444, from Scotland
6210 @ 2148 Shortwave Gold - 33322, from UK; "The Medicine Song" by Stephanie Mills
6305 @ 2204 Paardenkracht - 44444, from Nederland; playing "Come On" by the New Adventures (?)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Logs of Saturday 9th August

6266 @ 0759 GSV - 34232, from Scotland; Nena "99 Luftballon"
6240 @ 0831 Marabu - 35434, from Germany
6925L @ 2131 Over 60 Degree R - s7/8, from Finland
6285 @ 2137 Montferland - 45434, from Nederland; "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen / CCR @ 2150 +25 / I Feel Love - Donna Summer @ 2204
6296 @ 2210 Cupid R - 45434, from Nederland; "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow. CD @ 2212
6305 @ 2213 Zara - 35434, from Nederland; "Whatever You Want" by Status Quo, "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
6200 @ 2217 RFD - 35434, from Nederland
6266 @ 2224 WMR (relayed by GSV) - 34433, from Scotland; "Substitute" by Clout - Weekend Music Radio
6290 @ 2230 CWR (Crazy Wave Radio) - 34333, from Germany; KLF "last Train to Trancentral
6210 @ 2235 Shortwave Gold - 33323, from UK; playing "Easy" by the Commodores
6747 @ 2237 Pioneer - 24323, from Nederland; "Lost in Music" by Sister Sledge
6215 @ 2239 Foxfire - 34333, from Nederland; "Baby Please Don't Go" by Them

The band closed to England around 2200 UTC and was closing to Nederland around 2240

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Logs of Thursday 7th August

6290 @ 1706 R Zeewolf - 35434, from Nederland; ID @ 1707 CD @ 1709
6266 @ 2043 GSV - 45434, from Scotland; "My Generation" by The Who
6305 @ 2055 Powerliner - 45444, from Nederland; ID, from N. Nederland "Hot Hot Hot" song then German song
6205 @ 2109 Radio OZ - 33433, from Nederland; "In the Army Now" by Status Quo
6383 @ 2154 Polaris - 35434, from Nederland; David Bowie "Ashes to Ashes"

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Logs of Wednesday 6th August

6240 @ 1745 Rode Adelaar - 34434, from Nederland; ID @ 1746 Charlie Rich - "The Most Beautiful Girl"
6306 @ 1750 Joey - 34333, from Nederland
6220 @ 1756 EXPerience - 34434, from Nederland; ID. "I'm A Train" - Albert Hammond
6266 @ 1944 GSV - 34434, from Scotland; The Who. ID & email
6950 @ 2117 Little Feat - 34434, from England; "Delta Lady" by Joe Cocker. ID @ 2121
6300 @ 2217 Black Bandit - 45545, from Nederland; greets to Mick and RR "Yap Yap Yap" song

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Logs of Tuesday 5th August

6953 @ 2012 GSV - 34433, from Scotland; IDs and rock music SSTV signal earlier

6305 @ 2014 Merlin Int - 35444, from England; Caroline recordings - "Go Now" Moodyblues
6210 @ 2016 Shortwave Gold - 34333, from UK; fair signal tonight. "Uptown Girl" @ 2115 by the 4 Seasons
6930 @ 2114 Premier R - 34434, from Ireland; Disco Compilation track - Best Disco In Town / Rock Your Baby George McCrae
6265 @ 2126 Montferland - 45434, from Nederland; "Come Up & See Me" ID 2132 from the east part of Holland - Dutch music 2133 announcing CD

Monday, 4 August 2014

Logs of Monday 4th August

6240 @ 2024 Hitmix -34232 , from Germany; German song, later on 6295 @ 2033 and 34433

6285 @ 2026 Rode Adelaar -35434 , from Nederland; Duthc music and ID @ 2027
6210 @ 2058 Short Wave Gold - 34333, from UK; "Can You Handle It" by Sharon Redd
6305 @ 2102 Radio Merlin Int - 34433, from England; ID

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Logs of Sunday 3rd August

6255 @ 1831 Casanova - 35433, from Nederland; playing German song

6965 @ 1837 Radio GSV - 34232, from Scotland; playing Good Ship Venus song, ID - This is Radio GSV @ 1841
6286 @ 1842 Focus R Int - 45434, from England; compressed audio this evening
6950 @ 2153 Trans Europe R - 35534, from Nederland; playing "Golden Brown"
6925U @ 2157 Over 60 Degree R - s8, from Finland; "This Is Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Mamas & Papas
6220 @ 2211 Tango Italia - 34333, from Italy; usual tango music, ID in Italian & English @ 2212

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Logs of Saturday 2nd August

6286 @ 1955 Focus Int - 44434, from England; "Tempted" by Squeeze

6295 @ 2004 Bogusman - 45444, from UK; usual mix of long chat and music
6950 @ 2015 Blackbeard - 45433, from England; much QSB and noisy frequency at this time, better later. Laser HH relayed later in the evening
6965 @ 2020 Radio GSV - 33322, from Scotland; Boomtown rats. ID - this is Radio GSV from Scotland
6210 @ 2026 Shortwave Gold - 34322; from UK, not easy to copy
6320 @ 2028 Zara Radio - 44434, from Nederland; "Radio GaGa" by Queen
6200 @ 2034 Crazy Wave Radio - 34333, from Germany; ID, greets to me. Later on 6245 @ 2056 - 34434
6306 @ 2040 Joey - 44433, from Nederland; ID & email address in Dutch @ 2041 "Wat Zullen We Drinken" 
6425 @ 2129 Polaris - 45444; "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
6940 @ 2139 Trans Europe - 35444, from Nederland; techno style music - Robert Miles, test transmission, greets to me
6260 @ 2151 Powerliner - 45434, from Nederland; "Genie" German song
6295 @ 2224 NMD - 34333, from Nederland; Candy Dulfer - Lily Was Here,  Stop Stop Stop - Hollies @ 2235
6247 @ 2242 Underground - 34333, from England; ID greeting to me, completely gone @ 2251, heralding the start of autumn longer skip conditions!
Logs of Friday 2nd August

6964,5 @ 2033 GSV - 34433, from Scotland; Ska music after IDs and SSTV burst
6200 @ 2040 Technical Man - 45434, from Nederland; ID and latin style song
6210 @ 2048 Short Wave Gold - 33322, from UK
6286 @ 2050 Focus Int - 45534, from England; Angelfish "Suffocate Me"
6305 @ 2054 Secret Sound - 45544, from Nederland; "Speed King" - Deep Purple 
3905 @ 2058 Skyline - 33322, from Nederland; Dutch track, noisy signal
6322 @ 2102 Mustang - 45534, from Nederland; Hi to Crombi and me
6240 @ 2234 Hitmix - 34434, from Germany; Young Girl - Gary Puckett & Union Gap. UTE @ 2235 Later 6245
6216U @ 2240 MiniPower - s8/9, from Italy; "Let The Music Play" Barry White
6269 @ 2307 Crazy Wave Radio - 34322, from Germany; Dire Straits - "Walk of Life"