Sunday, 30 November 2014

GSV and WMR close down - maybe permanently



It has been reported to me by the operator of the Good Ship Venus radio station that he will no longer be on the air, along with sister station WMR. 

It was posted on a forum that Jim's voice was familiar, which led to people digging around.

He has recently received email threats of being reported to OFCOM. 

Unless GSV and WMR can find a remote location, the plug has been pulled, I am afraid.

Logs of Sunday 30th November

6395 @ 0922 Lowland - 34323; "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" by Foreigner
7585 @ 0924 VOTN - 35434, Peter Frampton, "Dancing Queen" by Abba @ 0931
6305 @ 0953 Merlin R Int - 34434,  "On the Beach" by Chris Rea
6220 @ 1030 Qasar Radio - 23333, (English accent) ID and "The Album Station" "Billericay Dicky" by Ian Dury @ 1231 24333 
6239 @ 1032 Marabu - 34434, Rock music
6280 @ 1034 Cosmic Radio - 33434, Utility QRM, "Colour My World" by Petula Clark @ 1039
6375 @ 1040 Ronnie AM - 34433, ID LPAM station and greetings to me 
6295 @ 1224 Telstar - 35434, ID and accordion music
6295 @ 1332 Joey - 24333, ID and music 
6380 @ 1336 Baken 16 - 34333, ID in Dutch, greetings to me
6747 @ 1350 Pioneer AM - 35433, Dance music, then Dutch track
6392 @ 1410 Altrex  - 24333, Dance music, ID 
6285 @ 1415 Ronex - 24333, Dance music, chat in Dutch
6446 @ 1551 Studio 52 - 23333, Pop music Utility qrm on LSB
6210 @ 1626 Underground - 35434, ID & greetings to many stations on chat
6284 @ 2241 (Believed to be) the "Fake" WMR - Interestingly I tuned around and heard this on air with a 24423, fluttery signal. See notes above. "Spacer" by Sheila B Devotion @ 2253 (recording from website of 23/11/14 show)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Logs of Saturday 29th November

6325 @ 0857 LFR - 35434, Steely Dan - "Do It Again"
6325 @ 0940 Zeewolf - 34333, Report to LFR
6205 @ 1015 Sluwe Vos  - 45434, Rammstein music at first
6280 @ 1025 Cosmic - 34433, "Cosmic Radio Station" ID. Paul McCartney @ 1030
6239 @ 1036 Marabu - 35444; R&B track, Over-modulated audio at times Marabu was 45334 @ 1658 German track
6268 @ 1345 Rock Radio Network - 35434; Old rock and pop
6380 @ 1648 Carrierwave - 35433, "When Will I see you again?" 3 Degrees
6940 @ 1652 Mustang - 45544, Dance music and ID
6289 @ 1654 Magic AM - 35434, Robert Palmer - "Every Kinda People" @ 1656
6306 @ 1656 Joey - 35434, Dutch track, "Maggie May" @ 1707
6300 @ 1726 Abu Dhabi (formerly BB) - 45544, Neil Diamond - "Solitary Man"
Logs of Friday 28th November

6803 @ 1457 Pink Panther - 34434, Dutch songs
6239 @ 1548 Marabu - 34334, Pop and rock music
6396 @ 1550 GSV - 34334, "99 Luftballons" - Nena
6266 @ 1554 Odynn - 35434, Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
6300 @ 1635 Montferland - 35434, "Radar Love" @ 1648
6324 @ 1813 Zeewolf - 35434, Id and hello to SWLs in Chat. Still coming through at CD  (1850)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Logs of Wednesday 26th November

6396 @ 0941 GSV - 35444, "I Don't Like Mondays" - Boomtown Rats
6295 @ 1558 Python - 35534, 45534 @ 1635 "What Is Love" by Howard Jones @ 1640. See Video clip (link on right)
6285 @ 1613 Abu Dhabi (Black Bandit) - 45534, strong signal, Shania Twain - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
6380 @ 1624 Carrierwave - 35434, "Mony Mony"
6747 @ 1649 Pioneer - 35534, Sugababes, then instrumental music. BZN @ 1656
6285 @ 1659 Black Arrow - 35434, "Knowing Me Knowing You" by Abba

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Logs of Tuesday 25th November

6290 @ 1600 Hitmix - 23323, German songs

Monday, 24 November 2014

Logs of Monday 24th November

6425 @ 1633 Carrierwave - 34333, "Move Closer", followed by "Lonely Boy" Andrew Gold. See Video clip (link on right)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Logs of Sunday 23rd November

6396 @ 0908 WMR - 35434, Michael Jackson, "2 4 6 8 Motorway" - Tom Robinson @ 0930
6319 @ 0912 Magic AM - 35544, Rolling Stones - "Mixed Emotions"
6235 @ 0914 Technical Man - 45534, Fleetwood Mac
6380 @ 0935 Montferland - 35544, Instrumental music & IDs "Spanish Eyes" instrumental
6265 @ 0947 Bogusman - 45544, Talk and music as ever
6290 @ 1009 Geronimo - 45434, Antipodean sounding DJ and rock music, "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright @ 1130
6245 @ 1020 AC DC - 34334, slight UTE QRM, ID
6423 @ 1024 Altrex  - 34333, Moo ID! Pop music, voice ID, talking about sunny day in Nederland! Disappointingly, raining here ...
6380 @ 1028 Scotland (NL) - 35444, ID and Dutch chat
6280 @ 1032 Cosmic - 23322 , B52s "Love Shack"
6330 @ 1035 Condor - 34433, Instrumental music and ID about 4 times, then carrier, followed by dance music
6220 @ 1110 Telstar Int - 35434, Q '65 – "The Life I Live"
6306 @ 1511 Joey - 35434, Blue Nile - "Tinseltown in the Rain"
6374 @ 1513 Pandora (UK) - 34333, "Mustang Sally"
6396 @ 1515 GSV - 34434, Slight het from 6400, Skeeter Davis - "The End Of The World" @ 1519. 35434 @ 1557
6380 @ 1520 Baken 16 - 35434, then QSO with other stations
6325 @ 1534 Eldorado - 35434, Ids in English, hello to people in the chat and email address
6380 @ 1624 Witte Reus - 35434, Testing new radio
6375 @ 1805 Ronnie AM - 35434, "Losing My Religion" - REM
6325 @ 1816 Quadzilla - 34423, Audio maybe a bit low "Dr Beat" Miami Sound Machine
3905 @ 2015 Blik spuit & Skyline - 24323, Spray can & skyline, ID in Dutch. Dutch music
3055 @ 2133 Sluwe Vos  - 33333, Dutch song; ID and email address @ 2144  Plastic Bertrand "Ca Plane Pour Moi" @ 2149

The 48 metre band closed quickly at 1830 UTC.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Logs of Saturday 22nd November

6380 @ 0920 Universe - 35434, ID and hello to people in chat. German track "Stimmen in wind"
6267 @ 0934 Cosmic - 24322, David Bowie - "Sound and Vision"
6205 @ 0944 King  Shortwave - 34322, The Who
6285 @ 1656 Bogusman  - 45434; Talk and music
3075 @ 2151 Sluwe Vos  - 34323, "We Love The Pirate Stations", "Ca Plane Pour Moi" - Plastic Bertrand

Friday, 21 November 2014

Logs of Friday 21st November

6396 @ 0855 WMR - 35434, Linda Ronstadt "Give One Heart" Jack talking about qsl sent in format he could not decode, then Carly Simon
6747 @ 1515 Pioneer AM  - 35434, Dutch song
6305 @ 1517 Python - 24322, ID and hello to Achim. 10watts
6242 @ 1554 Columbia - 24322, Instrumental music
6290 @ 1556 Odynn - 35444, "Pin Ball Wizard" @ 1619
6267 @ 1633 Black Arrow - 35444, Instrumental music and CD
6280 @ 1649 Cosmic - 34323, ID and @ 1655 "No Regrets" by the Walker Brothers. Still heard @ 1742

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Logs of Thursday 20th November

6747 @ around 1620 Pioneer AM - 35434, playing the Scorpions

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Logs of Tuesday 18th November 2014

7580 @ 1316 VOTN - 45434, Yazoo - "Don't Go", Coldplay
6396 @ 1641 GSV - 35434; ID and jingles, "Eye of the Tiger" Survivor
6380 @ 1644 Paradise - 34334
6295 @ 1646 Hitmix - 34333
6325 @ 1721 LFR - 34434, "Almost Hear You Sigh" by the Rolling Stones

Monday, 17 November 2014

Logs of Monday 17th November

6380 @ 1556 Carrierwave - 35434, "Rosanna"- Toto
6300 @ 1619 Norton - 34434, Instrumental music - Glenn Miller (QRM from big signal on 6295 which then moved to 6290)
6280 @ 1633 Cosmic R - 33322; ID phonetically - test various rock tracks see video link. Announced CD at 1703 and played out with Clocks by Pink Floyd
6240 @ 1645 EXP - 35444, ID and hello to listeners. Dance music @ 1713
6290 @ 1720 Odynn - 35434, Good signal, then CD around 1725 (short skip died in NL)
3060 @ 2043 Sluwe Vos  - 24322, "Fade To Grey" by Visage @ 2058

Radio Caroline North

This is a snippet from http://mediumwave.info/news.html on the 15/11 - 2014 (talking about the link up between Radio Caroline and Manx Radio): Monday 17th November 2014 
18:30-20:00 Clive Derek remembers the legendary journey of the mv Fredericia round the British coast to launch Radio Caroline North in July 1964.

It just brought back memories of the time that I was listening to this happening live 50 years ago. I remember working as a teenager at a holiday camp on the East Coast of Norfolk and on a portable radio sharing in the journey of the Fredericia which eventually become Caroline North.

Manx Radio can be heard live via the stream: http://www.manxradio.com/Player/RadioPlayer/Index_FM.html

Great QSL received from Over 60 Degree Radio


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Logs of Sunday 16th November

6380 @ 0829 Carrierwave - 35434,U2 track, Roxy Music "Over You"
7300 @ 0832 Arcadia R - 24322, Jazz music, much weaker @ 0841
6396 @ 0834 WMR - 35434; Jack talking about radio stations including LFR (see video link)
6305 @ 0837 Merlin - 35433, Genesis "Squonk" @ 0928
6300 @ 0925 Ronalisa - 24333, ID and email (see video link)
6245 @ 0938 AC DC - 34333, ID and talk in English & Dutch
6267 @ 0943 Cosmic - 23222, ID and phonetic spelling, music, very noisy frequency
6300 @ 0954 Monique - 34434, Responding to Ronalisa's report call
6290 @ 0958 Scotland (NL) - 35434, Responding to Ronalisa's call for report, some Creedence CR music
6255 @ 1006 Casanova - 35434, ID and hello to UK DXer - ID in English and Dutch
6285 @ 1010 Bogusman - 45444, talking about EBay
6385 @ 1041 Altrex  - 34333, Moo Moo ID! Dance music
6940 @ 1109 Premier - 34434, "It's My Life" - A Saturday evening broadcast replay
6296 @ 1136 Odynn - 34433, "House of the Rising Sun" Animals
6380 @ 1258 Lowland - 34434, Pan Pipes music, "Guantanamera"
6320 @ 1326 Magic AM (NL) - 35434, "There is only one Magic!" op said. Thin Lizzy - "Whisky In The Jar"
6262 @ 1340 Titanic - 34333, "Man of Action" Les Reed Orchestra. Captain John at the Microphone. 
7580 @ 1347 VOTN - 35434, Right Said Fred - "Don't Talk, Just Kiss"
6400 @ 1507 WNKR - 34323, 1 watt then down in the noise 24322 @ 1520
6240 @ 1515 CWR - 24332, Chris' voice then Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away"
6306 @ 1521 Joey - 35434, "Guitar Man" - Bread
6255 @ 1808 Telstar South - 35434, Recalling when Caroline was boarded by crew of a Dutch law enforcement vessel
6215 @ 1829 Uferlos - 35334, Dire Straits, Id in German then "The Final Countdown" @ 1837 and CD

Many stations today - A busy and entertaining day on the short waves, only darkened somewhat by the news below:

Information from SWCH Holland: http://swcholland.com/?n=259
Kolibrie caught this afternoon. Today we received the message that the ... medium wave pirate Kolibrie is caught. Officers of the Radio communications agency (AT) were around 1440 at the pirate's address.They asked him to cease broadcasting after the last song.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Logs of Saturday 15th November

6380 @ 0932 LFR - 34233, "Easy to Slip" by Little Feat
6380 @ 1015 Zeewolf - 35444, giving LFR a signal report s9+10
6380 @ 1022 Ronnie AM - 34333, Joining QSO
6210 @ 1121 Sluwe Vos - 35434, "Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson
6306 @ 1554 Tower - 35434, UB40 "Here I Am (Come And Take Me)"
6747 @ 1557 Pioneer AM - 45434; Dutch song
6325 @ 1559 NMD - 35434
6280 @ 1624 Merlin - 35434, "Surfin' Safari", "Help Me Rhonda" - Beach Boys
6396 @ 1643 GSV - 45434, Jingles, ID Jim speaking, "Light My Fire"
6925 @ 1649 Mustang - 45434, Dance music - "Don't Bring Me Down" by  ELO @ 1726
6290 @ 1717 Caroline - 34333
6255 @ 1720 Telstar South - 45444, "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals - slight distortion
6215 @ 1722 Uferlos - 32232, Grandmaster Flash - "The Message" Strong splatter from 6205 (R. Iran) (34333 @ 1729, then 35434 @ 1840 when Iran QRT)

Friday, 14 November 2014

Logs of Friday 14th November

6305 @ 1650 Matahari R - 33333, "I want to Know what Love is" Chicago
6295 @ 1728 Twentana - 35434, Dutch music. gave s9+5 report @ 1843 Greetings @ 1855
6380 @ 1731 Montferland - 45444, "Domino Dancing" - Pet Shop Boys
6307 @ 1832 Caroline - 34333, ID and "with Rainbow" jingle, then Caroline ID
6285 @ 1841 Laser HH - 35434, "Like A Tattoo" @ 1908  9 +30
6323L @ 2312 Over 60 Degree R - S7, Blues mx
6305 @ 2320 TRX - 24222, sounds like backscatter? but getting stronger - heard ID - country music @ 2321

Also heard 6295 @ 2326 - presumed Black Bandit, but did not get any ID although recognised the voice - around 24321, backscatter sound again

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Logs of Thursday 13th November

6212 @ 1225 Sluwe Vos - 35434, Brief music and CD jingle
6305 @ 1719 Merlin - 35434, Duran Duran - The Reflex
6290 @ 1721 Silverback - 35333, Dutch songs
6295 @ 1812 Joey - 35444, QSY from 6306
6400 @ 1820 Zomerson - 35343, Suzie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival

The band closed around 1835 UTC again for short skip distance.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Logs of Wednesday 12th November

6290 @ 1608 Hitmix - 34333; Guesch Patti - "Etienne"

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Logs of Tuesday 11th November

6280 @ 1712 Laser HH - 45334, In English; QSY from 6204, pop music
6295 @ 1801 Hitmix - 34333, Just heard CD jingle
6305 @ 1825 Montferland - 45445, Polka & Instrumental music started to fade away after ID @ 1831, Better Than The Rest - Bruce Springsteen, then CD

The band had now closed for short skip at around 1835 UTC

Monday, 10 November 2014

Logs of Monday 10th November

6290 @ 1636 Hitmix - 34333, Abba - The Winner takes All, then Super Trouper. Later 6285

A very quiet Monday otherwise on 48 and 43 metres!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Logs of Sunday 9th November

6320 @ 0954 Bogusman  - 35444, Talking about Coca-Cola bottle tops; Usual mix of long speech and then music
7700 @ 1003 Misti - 35333, "Dead Mans Curve" by Jan & Dean
6205 @ 1006 Scotland (NL) - 45434, Lou Rawls "I'll See You When I Get There"
6290 @ 1023 Ronalisa - 34333, ID and greetings
6390 @ 1456 Laser HH - 35434, Michael Jackson - "Earth Song"
6306 @ 1459 Joey - 35444, Dance music (Aquarius)
6325 @ 1513 Telstar - 45434, "At The Hop" then instrumental music
6380 @ 1517 Baken 16 - 35433
6300 @ 1638 Borderhunter - 45444, "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
6235 1652 Tango Italia - 24333, Usual blend of Italian tango, songs 34333 @ 1749
6255 @ 1654 Telstar South - 45444, Recalling the Mebo 2; Overmodulation and very wide transmission
6285 @ 1746 Focus - 45434, The Hollies - "Here I Go Again"
6380 @ 1758 Paardenkracht - 45434, Dutch music - various vintages
6265 @ 1844 EXP - 34433, R&B style tune
6396 @ 1851 GSV - 35433, The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil" Gone by 1854! Back by 1906 with Stones - "19th Nervous Breakdown" CD @ 1911
6940 @ 1937 Premier - 35434, "Everybody Dance" - Chic
6300 @ 1957 Radio Waves Int - 23322, In French and other languages incl. English. Country Music
6263,5 @ 2141 OZRNH - 24332, Jazz music, ID
6980L @ 2203 BSR S8, Music, then off, back on s9 peak, ID heard

The last two evenings short skip has disappeared early - around 1830 UTC at this QTH, only to return about an hour later! Interesting conditions at the moment. Good to hear stations from Italy and Denmark making appearances on the 48m band. It was also a pleasure to hear the ID on 6300 (RWI) after half an hour of QRM from Reflections Europe on 6295.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Logs of Saturday 8th November

6300 @ 0835 Montferland - 35444, "YMCA" - Village People, "Red Red Wine" UB40 @ 0847
6325 @ 0842 Ronnie AM - 35434, Guitar music - Dutch & English ID, Dutch track
6300 @ 0904 LFR - 34333, Thanking Montferland for transmission and giving comments on the signal. Gregory Abbott - "Shake You Down"
6300 @ 0938 Montferland - 35434, giving LFR signal report and comments, then response by LFR on 6300 after with Bruce Springsteen: "Better Than the Rest" and Calvin Harris ft Ayah Marar "Thinking About You" 
6295 @ 1003 NMD - 35434, Dutch music and ID
6240 @ 1015 Casanova - 34333, ID and greetings. Noisy at times with some UTE QRM. +20 later
7300 @ 1020 Misti - 34333, "What is Love" by Haddaway. 10 watts.
6285 @ 1023 Focus - 35444, Pop and rock music. Van Morisson @ 1105
6380 @ 1527 Zeewolf - 35333, Dutch chat - Road to nowehere - Talking Heads
6390 @ 1535 Altrex  - 24222, Uptempo version of "Baker Street" @ 1539
6803 @ 1541 Pink Panther - 35434, Various Dutch songs
6295 @ 1558 Telstar - 35434, Instrumental music then Dawn Penn - "No, No, No" @ 1609
6305 @ 1638 Witte Reus - 35434, Pop music, instrumental music
6385 @ 1649 Baken 16 - 35434, Pop music, Human League - "The Lebanon" @ 1657
6747 @ 1843 Pioneer - 35434, The Eagles - "Lyin' Eyes"
6220 @ 1904 Mystery Radio - 34333, ID and non-stop music, including Hilary Duff - Wake Up @ 1911
6950 @ 1942 Enterprise R - 24322, ID and music
6803 @ 1947 Pink Panther - 35434, Pop music, instrumental. Short skip returned - inaudible an hour ago!
6235L @ 2006 MiniRadio - S7, "Let Me hear your Body Talk" - Olivia Newton-John
6990L @ 2014 BSR - S5, Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Up Around The Bend "
3905 @ 2023 Alice - 34323, "Knocking on Heaven's Door" - Bob Dylan
6940 @ 2109 Premier - 24323, "Listen To the Music" by the Doobie Brothers (recording)

Early Xmas eQSL card from Over 60 Degree Radio for reception of 6940L on the 7th November - thanks Mick!

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Over 60 Degree Radio eQSL

Friday, 7 November 2014

Logs of Friday 7th November

6285 @ 1458 Focus - 35444, Genesis -  "I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)"
7600 @ 1528 Trans Europe - 35434, "All The Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople
6255 @ 1810 Telstar South, - 35333, Recording of government minister in the 60s re pirate stations. David Bowie - "Suffragette City"
6940 @ 1843 Premier - 35434, "Boogie Fever" by The Sylvers
6300 @ 2042 Enterprise - 35344, fair to Good signal. "Broken Wings" by Mr Mister
6940L @ 2057 Over 60 Degree R - S5-8, Van Morrison / BB King "If You Love Me"

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Logs of Thursday 6th November

6300 @ 1529 RNP (Night Pirate) - 35434, ID, Dutch chat & instrumental music CD @ 1536
6747 @ 1608 Pioneer - 34334, Dutch songs & music
6285 @ 1610 AC DC - 34434, Neil Diamond - Beautiful Noise, then CD
6290 @ 1700 Rode Adelaar - 35434, ID - Dutch music & songs
6305 @ 1811 Norton - 34333, Dutch music
6295 @ 1832 Montferland - 45434, "Tiger Feet" by Mud
6396 @ 1838 GSV - 45434, great to hear GSV again. Neil Young music

Some videos of Radio Montferland and Radio GSV are on the video link to the right:

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Logs of Wednesday 5th November

6305 @ 1320 Merlin Int - 35444, Relay of Chelmsford Calling
6300 @ 1458 Python  - 24333, Music, SSTV, "Turn to Stone" by ELO, 34334 later
6305 @ 1910 Hitmix - 34323, "If I had a Hammer"
4026 @ 1940 Laser HH - 35434, In English; Dee-Lite  "Groove Is In The Heart"

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Logs of Tuesday 4th November

6390 @ 1450 Altrex - 34232, pop music; ID by the moo of the cow "Albatross" - Fleetwood Mac @ 1454
6290 @ 1747 Rode Adelaar - 35434, Dutch instrumental music & chat
6205L @ 1842 Mini Power - S7/8, Pop and rock music - actual frequency: 6204.95L
6295 @ 1854 RNP (Night Pirate) - 35434, Dance music
6940 @ 2036 Premier R Int - 35434, ID and range of pop & oldies. Disappeared suddenly here @ 2043, but still audible on Twente SDR

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Logs of Sunday 2nd November

6396 @ 0951 WMR - 34434, Jack and various pop, rock music. Old recording played later.
6321 @ 1027 Wizard - 35434, Stevie Winwood @ 1030
6285 @ 1055 Bogusman  - 35434, Talking about meal deals on sandwiches
6950 @ 1348 Blackbeard (relaying Laser HH) - 35444, from England; pop and rock music
6255 @ 1620 Telstar South - 35434, Talking about Caroline South, then music
6280 @ 1646 Merlin - 34333, Dusty Springfield - Spooky then "Witch queen Of New Orleans" @ 1650
6385 @ 1657 Bogusman  - 45444, Talking about Glastonbury festival @ 1706 then Teardrop Explodes @1709
6325 @ 1702 Telstar - 35434, "Yakety Yak" The Coasters?
6306 @ 1711 Joey - 35433, REM "What's The Frequency, Kenneth"
6288 @ 1716 Rode Adelaar - 34333, Speech splatter from 6295 and Dutch music
6235 @ 1900 Technical Man - 35434, Dutch songs

The Elad SDR is being put through its paces ...  there are some new videos that I have uploaded to YouTube.
Logs of Saturday 1st November

6295 @ 1924 Joey - 45434, "I Can't Break Away"
6305 @ 1929 Merlin - 34333, The Ran-Dells "Martian Hop"

I did not have much time today; I went to a radio emporium to treat myself to an Elad FDM-S2 SDR. More of that another post!  http://ecom.eladit.com/