Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Logs of Tuesday 31st March 2015

6210 @ 1652 Shortwave Gold - 24322; "It's Time To Party Now" - Ray Parker Jr. At 2044 SINPO was 35433
6400 @ 1811 Ronalisa - 35434; "Ronalisa" by Tjeerd, greets to me
6295 @ 1845 Blauwe Panter - 45434 / 35434; "Red River Valley Rock", "Maribaja" - the Cats @ 1856
6203U @ 1932 BarraQuda - S9; "Burn" by Deep purple
6910 @ 2030 Premier - 35444; "Hold Me Now" by The Thompson Twins, "Leave A Light On" by Belinda Carlisle
6380 @ 2033 Ronalisa - 35434; "Riders on the Storm" - the Doors, "House of the Rising Sun" - the Animals, "I Put A Spell On You" - CCR
6295 @ 2049 NMD - 45434; QSO with Blauwe Panter, "Hoopla"
6954L @ 2148 Mirabelle - S9 + 10; "Touche a Rien" - Jack' Sauce, "Not On Drugs" - Tove Lo, "Un Roman d'amitie" - Elsa & Glenn Medeiros, "Douce France" - Carte de Sejour, "Ella a les yeux Revolver" - Marc Lavoine (Video on YouTube)
4026 @ 2239 Laser HH - 35434; "Two Old Friends" - Neil Young


Radio Caroline / Rainbow eQSL card


Nice card from Caro / Rainbow. Thanks Mr. Goofy!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Logs of Monday 30th March 2015

6305 @ 1420 Altrex  - 24322; Not strong and noisy frequency, Dutch track
6380 @ 1711 Ronnie AM - 35434; "Maanserenade" - Marty, Changed to 6400 @ 1716 Status Quo - "Roll Over Lay Down", Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
6288 @ 1733 Odynn - 35434; "Silver Machine" by Hawkwind, "I Fought The Law" by Bobby Fuller Four
6305 @ 1745 Python - 35434; Al Stewart - "Song On The Radio", greets to me, "I Can't Stand Still" by Don Henley
6735 @ 1822 Misti - 35434; "Hansi Hinterseer - Marsch" by Originas Tiroler Echo, then CD
6295 @ 1824 Quadzilla - 35433; "Going Back West" by Boney M, "On the Road Again" by Canned Heat (alternate take)
6245 @ 1831 Nemo - 23222; "Ladies Night" - Kool and the Gang, 24333 later for a time with Koto - "Jabdah"
6207 @ 1845 Caroline - 24322; "Moglam Wierzyc Ci" by Iwona Wegrowska, "Cliche (Maan extended version: Hush Hush)" by Alexandra Stan @ 1912 and 24323
1638 @ 1924 Calimero - 34333; Greets to me, Instrumental track, Greets to Renny, Dutch track, "No Particular Place To Go" by Chuck Berry @ 1938
6305 @ 2037 Radio 42 - 34333ID in Dutch and English, instrumental, then CD
4026 @ 2043 Laser HH - 35434; Chatting about cinemas, "One Lasttime (attends-Moi)" by Ariane Grande ft Kendi Girac

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Logs of Sunday 29th March 2015

A day of other activities today, but still managed to hear these:

6305 @ 0851 Merlin - 35434; "Stairway to the Stars" - Blue Oyster Cult
6950 @ 1847 Mirabelle - 24333; "Hijos De Un Mismo Dios" by Macao, "Scatman" - Scatman John
6235 @ 1852 Technische Man - 45534; Dutch track, ID @ 1856, "Waarom Moet Ik Lijden" - Four Tax
6387 @ 1904 Lowland - 35434; Dutch track, greetings to me, another Dutch track, "You're The First, The Last, My Everything" -  Barry White

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Logs of Saturday 28th March 2015

6285 @ 1148 The Gardener - 23222; "Johnny Remember Me" - Johnny leyton, ID, in and out of the noise
9290 @ 1210 Mirabelle - 24322; "Roller Coaster" - Luke Bryan, "Cold Beer With Your Name on It" by Josh Thompson @ 1235
6285 @ 1225 Odynn - 24322; Rock track, CD @ 1226
6910 @ 2025 Premier - 35434; "I'm So Excited" by  Pointer Sisters, the Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be" (500 miles)
6950 @ 2101 Mirabelle - 24322; "Hey Brother" - Avicii
4026 @ 2104 Laser HH - 35434; "Swing Your Daddy" - Jim Gilstrap, "Don't Drop Bombs" - Lisa Minnelli
5897U @ 2107 BarraQuda - S9; Barry White song, "Spacer" - Shelia & B Devotion, "Mr Big Stuff" - Lyn Collins
6325 @ 2211 Norton - 35333; Greetings from the Netherlands - Dutch music
6290 @ 2301 NMD - 35434; "Little Green Bag" - George Baker Selection, "Spicks and Specks" - Bee Gees


The MV Communicator 

The MV Commnuicator was the home to Laser 558.
The photo was taken on the same day as the Ross Revenge (Caroline) ones. (see Friday 27th and Thursday 26th March blog entries)
The photograph is believed to have been taken in Summer 1984, but could have been anytime between May 1984 and late 1986 (from my personal collection)



Confirmation from Radio Nemo

I have been an active SWL for over 50 years, but since listening regularly to hobby or "pirate" radio stations, I am amazed at the persistence and application of the operators of these often simple stations. I am also constantly reminded of how small power can often go a long distance when coupled to a decent antenna.

I heard two new ones for me yesterday: Radio Nemo and The Gardener Radio. Both were courteous enough to reply to me and give me details of their stations. Radio The Gardener informed me that the email address is: radiothegardener@gmail.com

Radio Nemo confirmed I had heard him by email. I reproduce some of the email below:

Thank you very much for this email. Very nice to hear.
Yesterday it was my first time on the KG. 
The transmitter is a little one: el84......... about 6 watt and a long wire antenna about 50 mtr.
The transmitter i have built it Yesterday

Thanks again and regards from Holland.....
Radio Nemo

Wow! Hand built yesterday, 6 watts and on the air in the evening - great stuff! 
Best wishes to Radio Nemo and all stations who who take part in this fascinating hobby of ours!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Logs of Friday 27th March 2015

6285 @ 0912 The Gardener - 24422; Koto - "Dragon's Legend", email:radiothegardener@gmail.com
6905 @ 1842 Misti - 35333; Tina Turner - "Proud Mary"
7539 @ 1844 Latino - 24333; "In The Music" - Deepswing
6300 @ 1855 Montferland - 45534; Good signal this evening, "Brown Girl In The Ring" - Boney M, "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" - Baccara, "Living Next Door To Alice" by Smokie.
6285 @ 1933 Mustang - 55544; Dutch music , Id and yodel music. "Summer" by Calvin Harris
6915 @ 2006 Hobart R (relay by Premier) - 35434; Hobart SWL programme - radio qso - Puerto Rico. Later 6485
6950 @ 2044 Mirabelle - 35333; "Oserais-je" - Aurelie Cabrel,  "Ne Partons Pas Fâché" - Raphael
6288 @ 2053 Odynn - 45434; "Twenty Flight Rock" by Eddie Cochran, greets to me, "The Sun" by The Pretty Things
6265 @ 2056 Delta (WB) - 35434; "Englishman in New York" - Sting
6803 @ 2058 Pioneer - 45434; "As Tears Go By", "Brown Sugar" - the Rolling Stones
6425 @ 2101 Studio 52 - 34333; ID in Dutch, QRM adjacent frequency, notched out, "Never Marry A Railroad Man" by Shocking Blue
6240 @ 2106 Frieloo - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, Dutch songs, greetings to me
6265 @ 2124 Nemo - 34333; email: nemoradio@hotmail.com,  "I'm Specialised In You" by the Time Bandits
6400 @ 2204 Ronnie AM - 35444: "This Land Is Your Land" by Trini Lopez
5897U @ 2229 BarraQuda - S7/8; "So What" by Miles Davis, "Generique" by Miles Davis
4026 @ 2235 Laser HH - 35434; "Doing It" by Charli ft Rita Ora


Radio Caroline - the Ross Revenge

Photo of some of the crew or deejays (from my personal collection)
The photograph is believed to have been taken in Summer 1984, but could have been anytime between May 1984 and late 1986.


Perhaps someone out there will know the names of some of these guys!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Logs of Thursday 26th March 2015

6305 @ 1714 Odynn - 35434; Dutch track, Jingle Ids, "Grunchy Granola Suite" by Percy Faith Orchestra
6290 @ 1724 Hitmix - 24423; Instrumental music & ID in German, signing off
3930 @ 2044 Batavia - 24322; ID, Medley: "In the Mood, Tico Tico" by the Andrews Sisters
4026 @ 2049 Laser HH - 45534; "You Showed Me" by The Turtles
5897U @ 2051 BarraQuda - S9; "Real Girl" by Mutya Buena, "Clouds Across The Moon" by The Rah Band
1638 @ 2230 Calimero - 24222; "Vous Permettez, Monsieur" by Adamo, "If I Only Had  A Chance" by BZN

I have only a half size G5RV for all bands, and it is low efficiency on Medium Wave, so all the stations I hear are strong ones.

The "Ross Revenge"

This photo is of Radio Caroline and its splendid red and white antenna mast (from my personal collection)
The photograph is believed to have been taken in Summer 1984, but could have been anytime between May 1984 and late 1986.


More photos over the next few days of the Ross Revenge (Radio Caroline) and the MV Communicator (home of Laser 558)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Logs of Wednesday 25th March 2015

6305 @ 1351 Merlin - 35333; Music - "John Miles", Blondie - "Heart of Glass"
9290 @ 1404 Mirabelle - 24222; "Sunshower" - Chris Cornell, "Cut You In" - Jerry Cantrell
6803 @ 1704 Pioneer - 35434; "Another One Bites The Dust" - Queen
6295 @ 1820 NMD - 45534; German song, "Save the Last Dance For Me" by Bon Jovi & Mink Deville (Thanks Caro!), "The Bug" by Dire Straits NMD. Returned in QSO with Lowland and 45544, and "Flash" - The Duke of Burlington @ 1855
6319 @ 1831 Caroline / Rainbow - 24322; "Give The Music Back" - The Hooters, "You Make Me Say" - Gromee ft. Tommy Gun & Ali Tennant, "We Found Love" - Rihanna (briefly), "You Make Me Feel" - Cobra Starship
6950 @ 1838 Mirabelle - 34322; "That's My Kind of Night" - Luke Bryan, "Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash
6295 @ 1847 Lowland - 35333; Report for NMD & thanking people in the Chat, "Forever Young" - Alphaville. Returned to QSO @ 1904 with reports for Lowland & Odynn
6295 @ 1900 Odynn - 45434; Koto & "Visitors", Report to Lowland & NMD
6295 @ 1926 Salo - 24333; ID & email, responding to QSO, instrumental music
4026 @ 1950 Laser HH - 35433; "Heatwave" - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
1611 @ 2055 Edelkampionen - 34433; Id and greets to someone in chat, "Mooi Om, Lief Te Hebben" by The Switch Combo. Greets to me, "Christiane Polka" by Al Meixner @ 2107, "Golden Time Polka" by Al Meixner @ 2112
6300 @ 2133 Blauwe Panter - 45434; "Saturday Night" by Herman Brood, "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock. CD 2144
6950L @ 2152 Mirabelle  - S7-9; "Tombe du Ciel" - Jacques Higelin, Daniel Lavoie - "Ils s'aiment"
6319 @ 2223 Radio Goofy 24322 - ID, "Magia" by Mirami, (same station as 6319 earlier), ID again @ 2226

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Logs of Tuesday 24th March 2015

6305 @ 1047 Merlin - 35334; It Girl - "In Da Club"
6295 @ 1241 "Mannus" - 45434; Animals - "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Fun op Terschelling" - Betty Max & Anders, "Löffel - Polka" by Ernst Mosch & Seine Originale Egerländer Musikanten
6305 @ 1727 Mustang - 45534; "Magical Mystery Morning" - The Cats, "Needles & Pins" by the Searchers
6380 @ 1859 Little Feat - 35434; Aswad - "Don't Turn Around", Al Green - "Let's Stay Together" @ 1905 (via Twente SDR) 
6300 @ 2033 Blauwe Panter - 35434; "Hey Jude" - the Beatles, The Hollies - "The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee, "In the Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
4026 @ 2042 Laser HH - 35434; "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon, "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige
5900U @ 2237 BarraQuda - S9; "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige
6263,5 @ 2240 OZRNH (pres) - 24322; Jazz mx - "Squeeze Me" by Cindy Bradley, "Waterfall" by Shakatak, "Take Me Home" by Jonathan Fritzen

Radio 292 returns!

Radio Channel 292 has returned to 6070 KHz

Dear Listeners,
Please check out the Channel 292 schedule: 
http://www.channel292.de

Monday, 23 March 2015

Logs of Monday 23rd March 2015

6290 @ 1903 Misti - 35434; "Stand By Me" - Ben E King, "Amapola" by the Spotnicks, Supertramp - "Breakfast in America"
6296 @ 1932 R Alex W - 25323; "Along Comes Mary" - the Bloodhound Gang, "Daddy Cool" - Boney M
6885 @ 2011 Europe - 35333; "So Flute" - St Germain
4026 @ 2013 Laser HH - 35434; "Paradise City" by Guns & Roses

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Logs of Sunday 22nd March 2015

6240 @ 0930 Casanova - 34333; Announcing, gave  ID and email address, "Caroline" by the Fortunes
6305 @ 0955 Misti - 24322; Peruvian music, in and out of the noise, Dutch track, "Juchuhu" by Münchner Zweitracht and 24433 @ 1021
6285 @ 1009 Quadzilla - 24322; "Zwevend Naar 'T Geluk" by Jannes, "Manuela" by Jacques Herb
6383 @ 1023 Altrex - 24423; "Die Flut" by Joachim Witt & Heppner
6305 @ 1041 Telstar - 35434; "Equinoxe V" by the Shadows
6380 @ 1305 NMD - 35434; "The Safety Dance" - Men Without Hats, instrumental.  In QSO
6255 @ 1643 Pandora UK - 33233; Utility QRM, "Cleaning Windows" by Van Morrison
6210 @ 1657 Shortwave Gold - 24322; "Spank" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
6305 @ 1714 Enterprise - 24333; Jingle and ID
6378 @ 1811 Joey - 45434; "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen
6285 @ 1815 Hitmix - 34333; "15 Miljoen Mensen" by Fluitsma & Van Tijn
6803 @ 1818 Pioneer - 45434; Dutch track, instrumental
9600 @ 1857 Spaceshuttle - 45434; Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"
6267 @ 1904 Odynn - 45434; "Baby Please Don't Go" - Them, "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen @ 1913
6960 @ 2044 Premier - 35434; Some faint Utility QRM. "Me and Mrs Jones" by Billy Paul, "More Than A Feeling" by Boston
4890 @ 2119 Arcadia - 24333; Music I could not identify, fade to 23222 @ 2123 and QSY to 4895
6264 @ 2125 OZRNH (pres) - 24323; Jazz mix
4026 @ 2134 Laser HH 35333; "Let's Start Over" - Miles Jaye

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Logs of Saturday 21st March 2015

6910 @ 1004 Misti - 24333; "Great Balls of Fire"  / "That'll Be the Day" - Buddy Holly.
6380 @ 1020 Zwarte Panter - 24322; Dutch music, then CD. Back at 1030 with 34433 - "Johnny Remember Me" in Dutch, ZZN - "Mandolinen in Nicosia" @ 1042
6325 @ 1024 Misti - 24333; "See You Later Alligator", "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris. Later on 6385 with "Jeepster"
9275 @ 1243 Mirabelle - 24323; "Pull Marine" by Isabelle Adjani, "Ziggy" by Celine Dion, Michel Berger and "Quelques mots d'amour"
6380 @ 1251 Witte Reus - 34423; "Downtown" (Deutsch) by Petula Clark
6252 @ 1258 Readymix - 24322; "I Was Made For Lovin' You" - by the Nasty Boys
6400 @ 1332 Ronnie - 24322; "Argentina" by Conquistador
6950 @ 1334 Mirabelle - 24322; "Chante" by Les Forban, "Douce France" by Carte de Sejour
6295 @ 1338 Odynn - 35434; Dutch track, "Huil Maar Niet, Kleine Eva by Het  Radi Ensemble
6285 @ 1712 The Ghoul  - 45434; "Radio Rap" by Attila the Stockbroker
6305 @ 1720 Telstar - 45534; "The Life I Live" by Q65
6400 @ 1834 Carrierwave - 35434; "Why Do I" by Golden Earring, "A Piece of the Action" by the Babys, "Love Hurts" by Nazareth
6215 @ 1840 Uferlos - 35434; ID in German, "Kartenhaus" by Adel Tawil
6210 @ 1912 Shortwave Gold - 34333; "Personality" by Eugene Wilde
6205 @ 1930 King Shortwave  - 34333; "Call It Love" by Candice Night, "Laughs & Jokes & Drinks & Smokes" / "Broken Bones" by Mark Knopfler
6323 @ 1943 Mustang - 45544; "Don't be Proud" - Cappella, "Eins, Zwei, Polizei" by Mo-Do @ 1948
4026 @ 2006 Laser HH - 35434; "Wishing I Had A Photograph of You" by A Flock of Seagulls
3905 @ 2008 Alice - 35434; "Dadamda" by Hommy & Emmy, Dutch tracks, "Man In Black" by Johnny Cash @ 2015
6290 @ 2017 Borderhunter - 45544; "Hoop-Dee-Doo" by Frankie Yankovic, "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio ft L.V.
5897U @ 2022 BarraQuda - S9; Piano instrumental, Earth Wind & Fire - "Let's Groove" @ 2030
3920 @ 2036 Mirabelle - 24222; Maroon 5 - "Love Somebody"
6305 @ 2153 Enterprise - 24333; "Amanda" by Boston, ID @ 2155, announcing Facebook page, "She's A Woman" by Jeff Beck


Friday, 20 March 2015

Logs of Friday 20th March 2015

6803 @ 1849 Pioneer - 35444; "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol
6960 @ 1945 Premier - 35434; "Perfect Bliss" - Bellefire
4026 @ 2003 Laser HH - 35434; "Roam" - B52s

R City, HLR, Mi Amigo, EMR, R Gloria & Atlantic 2000 Relays

Radio City Relays:
20th March 2015: 19.00 to 20.00 UTC on 7290 kHz via IRRS & 1368 kHz via Challenger Radio
21st March 2015: 09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9510 kHz via IRRS.
28th March 2015: 13.00 to 14.00 UTC on 7265 KHz via Hamburger Lokalradio
Every Saturday: 20.00 to 21.00 UTC on 1485 kHz via Radio Merkurs, Riga, Latvia
The email address remains citymorecars@yahoo.ca 

Radio Mi Amigo Test:
Radio Mi Amigo is testing on 9560 KHz, 10 to 12 CET, Satuarday 21st and Sunday 22nd of March.
Please send reception report to: info@radiomiamigo.es
Everybody will get a brand new QSL Card.

HLR on Saturday 21st:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

RGI on Sunday  22nd:
07.00 to 08.00 UTC, on 9485  
08.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 
09.00 to 10.00 UTC, on 9485 
10.00 to 11.00 UTC, on 7310  via shortwaveservice.com
13.00 to 14.00 UTC, on 6005  via shortwaveservice.com
Good reception ! Reports welcome at:  radiogloria@aol.com

Radio Revival Sweden on Sunday, 22nd: (more info to follow)
08.00 to 09.00 UTC European Music Radio 6035 kHz 5 kW AM, 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H
09.00 to 10.00 UTC Atlantic 2000 International on 9865 KHz 10 KW A3H
14.00 to 15.00 UTC European Music Radio 9865 kHz 10 kW A3H

HLR on Sunday 22nd:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC program in German on 9485 kHz
 E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de  Thank you!

Radio Revival Sweden Transmission schedules:
http://radiorevivalsweden.blogspot.se/p/schedules.html

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:
http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Logs of Thursday 19th March 2015

6380 @ 1716 Little Feat - 34434; Isaac Hayes - "Theme From Shaft", ID Audio Test, "You Might Need Somebody" - Randy Crawford (via Twente SDR)
6290 @ 1921 Odynn - 35434; "God Save The Queen" - the Sex Pistols, "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
3905 @ 2117 Alice - 34333; Close down sequence in Dutch & English. ID
4026 @ 2120 Laser HH - 34323; "Perfumed Garden" by The Rah Band, "Dead Ringer For love" by Meat Loaf

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Logs of Wednesday 18th March 2015

6803 @ 1646 Pioneer - 35434: "Sanctify Yourself" by Simple Minds
6305 @ 1831 Telstar - 45544; Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game"
6930 @ 1902 Mirabelle - 23322; Francis Cabrel - "Encore et Encore", "Nuit d'Ivresse" - Les Rita Mitsouko
4026 @ 2012 Laser HH - 35434; "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Logs of Tuesday 17th March 2015

6305 @ 1715 "Mannus" - 45534; KC & the Sunshine Band - "Give It Up", "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" - Kirby Stone Four
6250 @ 1734 Casanova - 45434; "Yellow Sun of Ecuador" - The Classics
6295 @ 1853 Quadzilla - 24322; "Cambodia" by Kim Wilde, "Bleu, Blanc, Blond" by Marcel Amont, "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" by Modern Talking
4026 @ 1928 Laser HH - 34334; "Refugee" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Monday, 16 March 2015

Logs of Monday 16th March 2015

9260 @ 1827 Mirabelle - 23222; "Part Of The Process" - Morcheeba, "Independent  Love Song" by Scarlet
6325 @ 1835 Norton - 44334; "Theme From Love Story" by James Last, "Amazing Grace" @ 1840
6295 @ 1839 Python - 35434 ; Koto - "Jabdah", Chat about Twente SDR, Greets to me, "Happy Station" by Fun Fun
6263,5 @ 1848 OZRNH (pres) - 23222; Jazz music, severe UTE QRM, 33323 @ 1858
4026 @ 2242 Laser HH - 45434; "Givin' Up Givin' In" by the Three Degrees
1638 @ 2244 Calimero - 35333; Polka style music, Dutch tracks, Kikkerberg - "Froggy Mountain", Greets to me, Obladi, Oblada instrumental music, "Run Away Home" by BZN @ 2310
Staff on Radio Sutch send SOS for water
Cutting from the English Daily Mirror (probably June 1964)
(Click to view large)


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Logs of Sunday 15th of March 2015

6305 @ 0930 Merlin - 34334; "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson
6245 @ 0935 AC DC - 35433; "The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult, "She's In Love With You" by Suzi Quatro
6289 @ 0942 Magic AM - 34333; "Tiere" by Nina Hagen @ 0945, "Hungry Heart" by Bruce Springsteen
6254 @ 0950 Marabu - 45434; "Neuer Tag In Pankow" by Pankow
6452 @ 0959 Readymix - 24322; "Promises" - The Boxer Rebellion, "I was Made For Lovin' You" by Scooter
6320 @ 1013 Northpole - 34333; ID, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by the Communards
6383 @ 1017 Altrex  - 24322; Scooter - "F the Millennium"
9295 @ 1055 Focus - 35434; "The Very First Time" - ABC, ID, "Johnny B Goode" by Chuck Berry
6315 @ 1117 Zwarte Panter - 35434; Dutch track, ID, Dutch track, QSY to 6390 "Himalaya" by Dschinghis Khan
6400 @ 1130 Montferland - 45434; "Fun On The Beach" by VA, "Just An Illusion" by Imagination
6210 @ 1918 SW Gold - 34333; "Act Like You Know" by Fat Larry's Band
6400 @ 1920 Quadzilla - 34333; "Rocking Goose" by Johnny & The Hurricanes, "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk. Noisy frequency
6285 @ 1924 Joey - 45434; "Holding Out For A Hero" by Bonnie Tyler
6940 @ 1928 Premier - 34334; " Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
4026 @ 1944 Laser HH - 45534; "Time Was" by the Flamingos, "Christmas Song" by Gilbert O'Sullivan
6265 @ 1956 Delta - 45434; ID, "Ik Zit Aan De Grond, Marie" by Jan Boezeroen, "Ring van vuur"
6380 @ 2005 Blauwe Panter - 45534; "San Francisco" - Scott Mckenzie, "Rancherfest Polka" by StockMihli Musikanten
11654L @ 2016 Over 60 Degree - S5/8; "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica
7894L @ 2029  Over 60 Degree - S6/7; "Roxanne" by Police, "Too Old To Rock N Roll" by Jethro Tull
3905L @ 2102 Over 60 Degree - S4/7; "Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
Another cutting from the English Daily Mirror in May / June 1964
A similar theme to yesterday's cutting
(Click to view large)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Logs of Saturday 14th March 2015

6298 @ 0854 Misti  - 24222; Just caught CD sequence & ID. After Casanova's report, Misti returned report @ 0900, Haddaway - "What is Love". Heard again @ 0937 with "Don't Take it Personal" by Jermaine Jackson
6298 @ 0857 Casanova - 34333; ID - report for Misti
6254 @ 0923 Marabu - 45434; "Treat Me Like Fire" - Lion Babe
6940 @ 1027 Hobart R (Relay by Premier) - 35434; Radio/SWL  info programme
6305 @ 1101 Python - 24322; "Supremacy" by Muse
6320 @ 1231 Montferland - 35434; Tina Turner - "Nutbush City Limits", BZN - "Like Flying" @ 1245
6310 @ 1248 Zwarte Panter - 34334; Muffled audio on microphone. "Johnny Remember Me " - Dutch version
6725 @ 1621 Baken 16 - 35434; D, "La Vie En Rose" by Grace Jones, later on 6750 with ZZ Top & "Legs" @ 1645
6803 @ 1623 Pink Panther - 35434; "Holiday Rap" by MC Miker G & Deejay Sven
6450 @ 1625 Ronalisa - 34333; "Oma'tje Lief" by Heintje
6209 @ 1627 Studio 52 - 35434; "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Mark Knopfler
6303 @ 1629 Magic NL - 43333; CD sequence, "Love Theme" by Barry White, UTE QRM
6403 @ 1631 Sundown R - 35434; "Ha! Ha! Said the Clown" by Manfred Mann
6285 @ 1633 Hitmix - 23323; "Grunchy Granola Suite" by Percy Faith Orchestra
9295 @ 1637 Focus - 35434; "Work Out" by Desmond Dekker, "Monkey Spanner" by Dave & Ansel Collins
6400 @ 1705 Carrierwave - 35434; Dire Straits - "Money For Nothing", ID
6240 @ 1728 Casanova - 45434; "Time Machine" - The Cats, "Digital World" - by Trans -X
6920 @ 1734 Mirabelle - 24333; "Alors On Danse" by Stromae, "Au Printemps" by patrick Bruel @ 1742
6385 @ 1830 Zeewolf - 45434; Hello To Jean-Marie & SWLs in Sweden
6300 @ 1851 Tango Italia - 24323; Tango style music. ID, "Androgyne" by Quartango @ 1858
6400 @ 1937 Little Feat - 35434; "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield (via Twente SDR)
6290 @ 2011 Blauwe Panter - 35434; "Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley
6950 @ 2016 Premier - 35434; "Love Is Like Oxygen" - Sweet
6323 @ 2018 Zwarte Panter - 45434; Instrumental music, "Riders In The Sky" - Duane Eddy @ 2023
4026 @ 2033 Laser HH - 34434; Scritti Politti - "The Word Girl"
3905 @ 2035 Skyline - 34333; "Comment Ca Va" - The Shorts, "Ca Plane Pour Moi" - Plastic Bertrand
6380 @ 2041 Witte Reus - 35434; Instrumental music, Greetings to me, "Tokyo By Night" - Geisha Groove Mix, "Maria Magdalena" by Sandra
1611 @ 2108 Edelkampioen (Noble Champion) - 35434; ID and greets to people in the Chat. Greetings to me, "57 Chevrolet" by Billie Jo Spears @ 2116

LFR was heard this evening around 2330 UTC in Moscow, Italy, Newfoundland, Chicago and another location on the east coast of the US.
Another cutting from the English Daily Mirror in May / June 1964
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Friday, 13 March 2015

Logs of Friday 13th March 2015

6301 @ 1422 "Mannus" - 45534: Dutch track, testing audio
6383 @ 1435 Altrex  - 24323; "Als 'N Rode Klaproos" by Siska & The Nightbirds
6254 @ 1438 Marabu - 45534; "Ballad Of The Mighty 1" by Noel Gallagher' s High Flying Birds
6735 @ 1502 Misti - 24222; "Runaround Sue" by Dion
6285 @ 1617 Hitmix - 24222; "Die Lerche Singt Ihr Abschiedslied" by Bianca
6205 @ 1648 SW Gold - 33333; ID, "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five" - Paul McCartney & Wings
6295 @ 1743 Tango Italia - 24333; "Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires" by Carlos Di Sarli & Jorge Duran
6305 @ 1745 NMD - 45534; "Judy In Disguise" - John Fred & His Playboy Band, "She's Not There" - The Zombies
6807 @ 1832 Pioneer - 45534; "Like A Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan, later 6803
5900U @ 1858 BarraQuda - S7; "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" by  InDeep, later s9 on 5897U
6850 @ 1900 Arcadia - 24222; "Roxanne" by George Michael
6960L @ 1906 BSR - S8; "Rock This Town" by the Stray Cats
6305 @ 2004 Python - 35434; "Unfinished Sympathy" by Massive Attack
4026 @ 2013 Laser HH - 35434; "Stuck With each Other" - Shontelle ft Akon
1643 @ 2201 Wadloper - 34333; "I'm An Albatraoz" by Aronchupa, "Sounds Good" - Rimini Project
7802L @ 2215 Over 60 Degree - S5-7; Led Zeppelin - "I Can't Quit You Baby", then 4010L - "Brick" by Albert Collins

EMR & HLR Relays

European Music Radio Relay on 15th March 2015
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 7265 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
09.00 to 10.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 9485 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
Please send all E.M.R. reports to: studio@emr.org.uk  Thank you!

EMR Internet repeats on Sunday and Monday:    
Programme repeats are at the following times: 08.00, 13.00, 17.00, 20.00 UTC
Please visit www.emr.org.uk and click on the “EMR internet radio” button
which you will find throughout the website (see the menu on the left).

Every Saturday and Wednesday the programs of HLR:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
Every Sunday:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de  Thank you!

Radio Revival Sweden Transmission schedules:
http://radiorevivalsweden.blogspot.se/p/schedules.html

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:
http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Logs of Thursday 12th March 2015

6807 @ 1658 Pioneer - 35434; "It's A Kind of Magic" by Queen, "Radio Ga Ga" by Queen
9330 @ 1700 Sluwe Vos  - 35434; "Rent" by the Pet Shop Boys, "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals
6920 @ 1707 Mirabelle - 23222; Weak modulation, "Cool" by Kendji Girac, "Chou Wasabi" by Julien Dore


Radio Caroline - Navy boarders?
Cutting from the Daily Mirror (believed to be 7th May 1964)
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The statement that Caroline broadcasts to an estimated 6 million listeners is interesting!
Logs of Wednesday 11th March 2015

6400 @ 1645 Python - 34333; French SSB QRM, ID, "7 Days, 7 Weeks" by Deus, Koto  - "Visitors"
6960L @ 1916  BSR - S7; Unidentified music track
4026 @ 2153 Laser HH - 35434; Deacon Blue - "Fergus Sings The Blues" @ 2159
1643 @ 2202 Wadloper - 34333; ID, "Saturday Night" by Herman Brood

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Commercial Radio?
Cutting of Daily Mirror editorial comment some time in May or June 1964.
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Nine years after this editorial comment, local radio became a reality in the UK when Capital Radio started broadcasting on the 16th October 1973, 6 days after LBC (with a focus on news) started, also in London. The great thing about these stations is that they brought a London "character" to the airwaves. 
Now all we have left in the UK are monopolies. Every "local" station seems to be called "Heart" or "Capital" or "Connect" or similar bland names. 
We do have the restricted licences which have brought some local flavour back into the airwaves, but sadly, many of them are just a rehash of the now defunct "Gold" radio station.

Radio Revival Sweden 

Time to apply for summer frequencies - please let us know which ones you would like!
First of all, we would like to express our thanks to all the broadcasters who have chosen to use our relay facility. Your faith is inspiring and as the time has now come to apply for new frequencies for the period March – October we would appreciate any input from you with regard to what frequencies you would like to use.

A thorough frequency planning is essential for reaching out on SW. If you only have one frequency, you will be very vulnerable to interference from other stations. Therefore, we always apply for several spare frequencies. Sadly, all stations do not follow the registrations they have made and interference may occur even if the channel should be vacant at a specific time. We offer you airtime for €30 per hour on two frequencies (5 kW AM plus 10 kW A3H - carrier plus one sideband) or €20 per hour on one frequency.

As there are today a number of more or less low-powered SW relay stations around in Europe, we feel that we all could benefit from cooperating. Selling airtime on SW is today such a narrow niche that there is actually no big money in it. Apart from government owned stations, most SW relays are operated by radio enthusiasts who believe in the medium.

In the USA we have the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters, which was set up to represent the interests of FCC licensed international broadcasters. What do you think: could we in Europe benefit from creating a similar organization, where we could agree about frequency planning and other practical details?

For some years there have been a number of low-powered stations (1 kW) operating in Germany. Prices for airtime has been around 15 euro per hour which naturally is very affordable to most broadcasters. However, the reception has not been very good in many areas. The Swedish DX Federation used to broadcast over one of these stations but the members requested that another relay station be used in order to provide a better reception. That was the prime reason why the Radio Revival Sweden relay facility was set up. We then decided to offer airtime to other interested parties.

Another German station has appeared, claiming 10 kW of power, also charging 15 euro per hour. It is not clear whether this is peak or average power but either way, this rate can hardly cover more than a fraction of the power costs, let alone all other costs for running such an operation. 

Honestly, we don’t believe that this philosophy is the solution. A broadcaster will want to know that you are a reliable transmitter operator and that you will still be around when needed. We have decided not to step into this cutthroat race and we will not reduce our airtime rate just in order to compete with operators charging extremely low airtime fees. 

We will, however, continue to provide you with a reliable resource for reaching out to Europe on SW. We hope that as independent SW operators we can cooperate with other relay facilities instead of competing with each other. Think positive!

You are all welcome to book airtime. If you want to know how we are reaching out, just go to YouTube and search for “Radio Revival Sweden”. You will find a multitude of sound clips of our transmissions received in various places.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Logs of Tuesday 10th March 2015

6295 @ 1644 Odynn - 33434; SSB QRM, Odynn ID, "Grunchy Granola Suite" by Percy Faith @ 1650
6400 @ 1923 EXP 45434; "Prince Igor" by Warren G
6300 @ 2257 Radio Milano International - 35434; Relay celebrating 40 years RMI, // 6210  I  AM
6210 @ 2301 I AM Radio - 24333; "A Rush On Me" by Stephanie Mills, relaying RMI
We Want Our Money!
Cutting from The Daily Mirror (probably May or June 1964)
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Monday, 9 March 2015

Logs of Monday 9th March 2015

6320 @ 1207 Zwarte Panter - 35434; ID and Greets, Dutch track, "Mandolinen in Nicosia" by Zangeres Zonder Naam
6300 @ 1607 Kennemer - 45434; "La Cumbia" - Pastor Lopez Y Su Combo
6300 @ 1625 Odynn - 35434; "Grunchy Granola Suite" by Percy faith - giving report  to Kennemer radio
6210 @ 1853 I AM - 34333; "At Midnight" by T-Connection, "Feelin' Lucky Lately" by High Fashion, "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" by Gonzales

Visit to Radio Atlanta by Sunday Mirror reporter
Cutting probably from June 1964
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I laugh now at the quote "It sometimes takes three weeks to get a starched collar through customs). I suspect it was tongue-in-cheek even back in 1964.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Logs of Sunday 8th March 2015

6324 @ 1609 Joey - 35434; Instrumental music, Gebroeders Brouwer – "Il Silenzio"
6285 @ 1615 Focus - 45534; "Gypsy" by Uriah Heep
6401 @ 1622 Quasar - 35434; "Hotel Caifornia" (live) by the Eagles, "A Special Kind of Guy" by Bryan Ferry
5800 @ 1735 Pandora UK - 34333; Chat, "Dead End Street" by the Kinks, "Sugar Town" by Nancy Sinatra, "Hush Hush" by Jimmy Reed
5901U @ 1753 BarraQuda - S6/8; Oriental music then "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath @ 1807
6830 @ 1843 Mirabelle - 24333; "Sad" by Amber Carrington, "Why" by Michelle Chamuel
6400 @ 1848 Ronnie AM - 35434; "Radar Love" by Golden Earring, "Grunchy Granola Suite" by Percy Faith Orchestra, "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring @ 1854
3930 @ 1851 Focus - 34333; "Oh Well" by Fleetwood Mac
4026 @ 1853 Laser HH - 35434; "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
6240 @ 1932 Laguna - 34333 ; "Word Up" - Cameo, "Sternenhimmel" by Hubert Kah, Dion - "The Wanderer" @ 1946
6960L @ 1938  BSR - S9; "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats
3940 @ 1958 Cupid - 24333; "Highway to Hell" - AC/DC
6940 @ 2001 Premier - 35433; "Carrie" by Europe, "I've Got the Music In Me" by Kiki Dee
6265 @ 2057 Cupid - 45534; "Just Like Paradise" - David Lee Roth, "Sweet Disposition" - The Temper Trap

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Logs of Saturday 7th March 2015

6285 @ 0849 Focus - 45534; "What Do You Do For Money Honey" - AC/DC
6803 @ 1219 Pink Panther - 35434; "Volare" by Feesteam, "Every Little Thing" by Carlene Carter
6850 @ 1401 Mirabelle - 23222; "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton, "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues" by Charlie Poole @ 1409 with SSB QRM
6300 @ 1425 Top Radio - 35433; "Parachute" by Otto Knows
6325 @ 1638 Hitmix - 24322; Instrumental music, ID and hello to SW Listeners Camp in NL, "Mexico" by Roberto Delgado @ 1644
6300 @ 1653 NMD 45534; "Ich Hab ein Mägdelein" Sexy - Boys & Ralph & Joe, "Whiskey in the Jar" - Thin Lizzy @ 1657
6205 @ 1706 RFD 45534; "Around My Dream" by Silver Pozzoli, 6240 after 1721 when Iran came on 6205
6925L @ 1708  Over 60 Degree R - S5; "Nobody Knows" - Smiley Lewis
6300 @ 1800 Montferland - 45534; "Love Like An Egyptian" - Bangles, "Showing Out (Get  Fresh at the weekend)" by Mel & Kim
6380 @ 1910 Little Feat - 35434; "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" by Marc Almond ft Gene Pitney (via Twente SDR)
4026 @ 1957 Laser HH - 35434; "Heart  & Soul" - Huey Lewis & the News, "Never Tear Us Apart" - Inxs
3930 @ 2000 Focus - 35433; "The Walls Fell Down" - the Marbles, ID, The Jacksons - "Can You Feel It?"
6950 @ 2135 Enterprise 35434; Playing Artem's WOM. Signal improved to 45434. At 2217 playing "Thorn In my Side" by the Eurythmics
1648 @ 2155 Moby Dick - 34333; ID @ 2157, then deep fade, "Hendrik Van Dijk" - Gerard Schoonebeek
5897U @ 2302 BarraQuda - S9; "Put A Little Love On Me" - Delegation, "Let's Go Dancing" - Kool & The Gang
6240 @ 2315 RFD - 24323; "We Will Rock You" - Queen, "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
6380 @ 2319 Abu Dhabi  - 24332; Dutch track, then "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line" by Waylon Jennings
6300 @ 2329 Montferland 34333; "19" - Paul Hardcastle, "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey @ 2339
Britain's Fourth Offshore Radio station ...Radio Invicta
Cutting from the Daily Mirror, probably sometime in June 1964


When we were listening to the offshore stations we were breaking the law!
Cutting from the Daily Mirror, probably in May or June 1964


Friday, 6 March 2015

Logs of Friday 6th March 2015

6285 @ 1548 Focus Int - 45434; "Hey Hey What Can I Do" - Led Zeppelin
6320 @ 1551 Panda - 24322; "Touch Me" - Rui Da Silva ft Cassandra
6807 @ 1554 Pioneer - 35434; "Manches Geht  Niemals Vorüber" - Schürzenjäger, "Postillionpolka" by Zillertaler  Schürzenjäger
6235 @ 1621 RFD (Flying Dutchman) - 45534; "Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Floyd, "Lady Mccorey" - BZN, Later on 6170 @ 1815, then 6205
6325 @ 1814 Zwarte Panter - 45434; Muffled audio on mike, "'N Sneeuwwitte Bruidsjurk" by Henk Wijngaard
4026 @ 2030 Laser HH - 35434; "Revive (Say Something)" by LuvBug
3930 @ 2035 Focus - 35434; ID, "Last Stand" - Jay Hooks
6940 @ 2043 Premier - 35434; Recording of previous show

The 43 and 48m metre band closed suddenly at around 2050 for short and medium skip.
Manx Radio start - 1964
Clipping from the Daily Mirror (around June 1964) 
Opening of the first commercial radio station in Britain

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Logs of Thursday 5th March 2015

6305 @ 1546 Misti - 34333; "Wipeout" - Surfaris, "No Particular Place To Go" - Chuck Berry
6285 @ 1612 Norton - 32233; "M'n Meisje Uit Arcadia" by Jannes, QRM from Utility or deliberate jamming
6305 @ 1631 Hitmix - 24322; Music that I could not ID
6300 @ 1805 Montferland - 45534; "The Eve of the War" by Koto, "Magic Fly" by Space, "Alcatraz" by Cusco
4026 @ 2025 Laser HH - 35434; "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band


eQSL from Baltic Sea Radio



Thanks DJ Sailor for a great card!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Logs of Wednesday 4th March 2015

6385 @ 1519 Altrex  - 34323; Dutch tracks, "Pirate Radio" by the Toasters @ 1536
6295 @ 1640 Misti - 34333; "Juchuhu" by  Münchner  Zwietracht, CD @ 1650
6300 @ 2021 Mirabelle - 23222; "Xo" by John Mayer, "I Bet My Life" by Imagine Dragons @ 2032
4026 @ 2138 Laser HH - 35434; "Early Years" by Barry White
1638 @ 2209 Calimero - 34333; "Als Je Gaat" by Arne Jansen & Reiny, "Ben Ik Te Min" - Armand, "Rock Around The Clock" - Bill Haley, Greets to me @ 2223
1625 @ 2211 Mijnwerker - 34333; "Don't Bring Me Down" - ELO, "Ring Ring I've Got To Sing" - Ferre Grignard

Radio Sutch staff rescued from Shifting Sands sea-fort.
Clipping from the Daily Mirror, probably June 1964


News from Radio Channel 292

Friends of Radio Channel 292,
Perhaps you already read it on our homepage; from March 8th until March 22nd we will be off air, due to preparations for our second power amplifier. 
Exception: On March 22nd from 10 to 11 UTC you can listen to a new program for the DARC (German Amateur Radio Club) on 6070 kHz with 100 kW; perhaps we can start the 10 kW transmitter on the same day in the evening. During the next weeks we hope that we can increase power as planned. Now, when summer comes and the skip zone during the night becomes smaller, a lot of listeners asked us to run the station at nighttime, too. We would like to, but the problem is, that this would duplicate the energy costs, without creating any new income. And because these costs (not to mention all the other costs) are only covered for about 60% by rented airtime, this is not possible. We don't want to ask for donations, but we can make you a proposal: Who wants to support us, can book sponsoring for broadcasts at night. This can be for a whole night with 12 hours, or 2 x 6 hours in the evening. For this we need 36 €; who can't afford this, may book 6 hours for 18 €. The sponsor can choose, if he wants in his time to hear our regular music program, or a re-broadcast of an Offshore Station of his choice. If he wants, his name will be published on our homepage and in our news mail, and in short spots during his program, that we produce without any costs for him (for Offshore re-broadcasts only possible at the beginning, at the end and between blocks of programming). Or, if wanted, completely anonymously. Or you subscribe for maybe every first Saturday night each month, or how you like; can be cancelled at any time.
If you like to support us in this way, please send us a mail!

Radio Channel 292
Shortwave 6070 kHz
Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 1
85296 ROHRBACH

Tel:    +49 8442 - 95 39 01
Fax:   +49 8442 - 95 48 93
www.channel292.de

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Logs of Tuesday 3rd March 2015

6240 @ 1644 Hitmix - 24323; "De Weg naar Geluk" by Silvia Swart & Henk Wijngaard
4026 @ 2306 Laser HH - 35434; "Looking For A New Love" by Jody Watley, Green Party leader interview, "Seasons Change" by Expose

The next instalment in the story of radio Sutch. Clipping from the Daily Mirror, probably early June 1964. The last word which is missing from the below is "Kent". (If you click on the image, it will enlarge for easy reading)