Monday, 30 November 2015

Logs of Monday 30th November 2015

6325 @ 1203 Monique - 34333; "Caroline" by The Fortunes, DJ talking about The Ross Revenge

I put my resolution (see below) into practice today and stayed listening to Radio Monique throughout his broadcast. Mind you, there were no other stations at that time

Listening

It may seem a strange title for a heading, but isn't that what we short wave listeners are supposed to do? 
It occurred to me as I was tuning around the bands yesterday that I certainly am guilty of collecting as many different stations as I can as quickly as possible. 

Now that may be a side issue of running a blog such as this, but I resolved to spend a little more time pushing the MEMORY button on a frequency and actually listening to the station. 
Most free radio stations put a considerable amount of money, time and effort into their equipment and produce a really good show and deserve a little more respect than being listened to for 30 seconds!

So yesterday I listened to Radio Montferland on 6290 until the signal faded away almost completely and stayed put for a good time on 6330 with Zender Zodiac. Both stations played good entertaining music and produced an enjoyable show.
I did quickly flit around the bands to see what was going on, but returned to the station I had in memory.

I will try and carry on listening!!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Logs of Sunday 29th November 2015

6200 @ 1017 Technische Man - 35433; ID, "Keine Sterne In Athen" by Stephan Remmler
6210 @ 1019 Sluwe Vos - 35323; ID, Thanks to people in Chat, email address, music
6390 @ 1023 Ascona - 35433 ; ID, instrumental music, "Rivers of Babylon" by Boney M
6290 @ 1029 Montferland - 35433; "Africa" by Toto, "Airwolf" by Toto
6325 @ 1102 Rainbow Int - 2-34333; "Demons" by Imagine Dragons
6264 @ 1104 Telstar - 35333' "Black Night" by Deep Purple
6210 @ 1454 R 42 - 35333; "Walk Right Back" by The Everly Brothers, 6400 @ 1536
6320 @ 1456 Odynn - 35433; "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash, The Furious Five
6382 @ 1503 Baken 16 - 35434; "Get Down Tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band (instrumental)
6330 @ 1512 Zodiac - 35433; Instrumental music, ID, "Iron Sky" by paolo Nutini @ 1517
6286 @ 1519 Telstar - 45534; "Ik Zoek Naar 'N Dorp" by Bobby Prins
6240 @ 1527 FRV - 35434; "Josie" by Peter Maffay
6975 @ 1540 Blue Dragon - 35433 ; "Celebration Rap" MC Miller G & Deejay Sven, email: bluedragonam@hotmail.com (ID in German)
6385 @ 1546 Delta R - 35433 ; In QSO with Baken 16 and Witte Reus, "The Show" by Dizzy Man's Band, later on 6400 playing music - Pink Floyd & Comfortably Numb
4026 @ 1637 Laser  - 3-45433; "Tell Me How It Feels" by 52nd Street

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Logs of Saturday 28th November 2015

6401 @ 0852 GSV - 24222; "Dominique" and then "Good Ship Venus" song. Weak signal
6290 @ 0902 Montferland - 3-45433; "Taste of Honey" by The Ventures @ 0904
6305 @ 0912 Marabu - 3-45433; "What's In A Word" by The Christians
6280 @ 0914 Zomerzon - 24222; "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC, then CD @ 0915
6394 @ 0937 Zwarte Panter - 34433; "Ik Zie De Zon (Dans Le Soleil Et Dans Le Vent) by Corry en De Rekels, later 6325 and 35433
6402 @ 1310 Ascona - 45534; Brief instrumental music, test
6315 @ 1349 Zodiac - 34333; ID, instrumental music, "Comin' Home Baby" by Casey & His Pressure Group, test
6325 @ 1437 Delta - 34333; "War Of The Worlds", test, ID on Chat after CD
6280 @ 1515 R 42 - 34333; "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman later @ 1559 on 6400 with 34333
6287 @ 1517 Magic AM - 3-45433; "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me" by Slade, 6288 later. Magic still audible at 1718 at CD
6205 @ 1640 King SW - 34222; Weak modulation, difficult to ID music

Relays this weekend

Sunday
Atlantic 2000 will be on the air this Sunday 29th of November.
08:00 to 09:00 UTC on 7265 kHz
09:00 to 10:00 UTC on 6070 and 9485 kHz

HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
Logs of Friday 27th November 2015

5860 @ 1600 Batavia - 34433; "Incommunicado" by Marillion
6390 @ 1602 Pioneer - 35433; "It's A Miracle" by Culture Club
6305 @ 1604 Marabu - 35433; Instrumental music
6401 @ 1606 GSV - 24222; "Willow's Song" by Magnet ft Paul Giovanni, "Easy To Cry" by The Little Darlings, GSV ID. CD 1618
6285 @ 1612 Hitmix - 24222; "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson
3905 @ 2034 Skyline - 3-45433; "Afscheid" by De Four Tak
3935 @ 2055 Rainbow - 24222; ID, music unidentified

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Logs of Thursday 26th November 2015

6300 @ 1310 Shoreline - 35433; Heavy Rock music & "White Death" by Sabaton @ 1433
6325 @ 1549 Goofy - 24222; Music I could not identify, ID

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Logs of Wednesday 25th November 2015

6325 @ 1451 Python - 3-45433; "Oxygene" by Jean-Michel Jarre
6290 @ 1454 Nachtrijder - 24222; "99 Luftballons" by Nena, "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel @ 1512
6325 @ 1456 Delta R - 35433 ; Report to Python, "Visitors" by Koto
6230 @ 1507 Casanova - 35433; "Je Kunt Je Hart Maar Eenmaal Geven" by Anita
6391 @ 1540 Pioneer - 35433; "Avalon" by Roxy Music
4026 @ 2302 Laser - 35433; "Fernando" by ABBA

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Logs of Tuesday 24th November 2015

6325 @ 1444 Goofy - 24222; "Laska A Smrt" by Pavol Habera @ 1456
6305,5 @ 1518 Bandit - 34333; Song called "Harmony" or the like, ID via Chat, CD not long after

I checked with last year's logs and it seems that generally the band is closing earlier (for short & medium skip) than at this time last year. Maybe it is because of lower Sunspot numbers, but I do not know for certain.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Logs of Monday 23rd November 2015

6380 @ 1557 Baken 16 - 3-44433; "Mother of Mercy" by Iron Maiden, 45534 @ 1602
6401 @ 1609 GSV - 24222; ID, "Man Of Action" @ 1615
6290 @ 1616 Goofy - 24222; Weak, but ID through Chat
6305 @ 1618 Etherfreak - 24222; ID through Chat, modulation seemed  low
1611 @ 2224 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 45433; Said was Closing down, ID in English

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Logs of Sunday 22nd November 2015

6282 @ 1220 Telstar - 35433; Various Dutch tunes and ID, greetings to people in Chat
6211 @ 1230 Pandora - 34333; Said Hello to "Terry's Radio Blog"! "The River Of Dreams" by Billy Joel
6295 @ 1239 Ronalisa - 2-34333; "Lana" by Roy Orbison
6298 @ 1535 Magic AM - 43322; "Love Theme" by Barry White, QRM from 6295
6240 @ 1539 Ost Deutschland - 45433; "Moskau" by Rammstein
6323 @ 1541 Underground - 35433; "Das Modell" by Kraftwerk, deep QSB at times
5800 @ 1544 Akenzo - 3-45433; ID, chat in Dutch, instrumental music, "The Hustle" by Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony @ 1548
6395 @ 1622 Little Feat - 35433; "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant (via Twente SDR)
3905 @ 1651 Underground - 35433; "Fernando" by ABBA

The Inverted V antenna has been re-erected outside. Depending on direction and conditions, it can improve some signals by 20db or more on the receiver. Good to hear some strong signals on the band for a change!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Logs of Saturday 21st November 2015

6325 @ 0955 Zwarte Panter - 34333; "Unne Spijker In Munne Kop" by De Stipkes
6305 @ 1559 Underground - 34333; ID, hello to people in Chat, "Seven Months" by Portishead, greetings to me @ 1627
6285 @ 1602 Telstar - 35433; "So Long, Marianne" by Ron Brandsteder ft Jose, Greetings to me @ 1619, CD
6235 @ 1605 Casanova - 35433; ID @ 1610, "La Ronda Polka" by Walter Ostanek, "No Me Hables" by Nina & Mike @ 1611
6295 @ 1609 Python - 35433; "There Will Come A Time" by Noah & The Whale
6240 @ 1616 Mike - 3-45433; "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
4026 @ 1638 Laser  - 34333; "Around The World" by Natalie La Rose ft Fetty Wap

R Gloria & HLR Relays

RGI on Sunday:
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
16.00 to 17.00 UTC, on 6005  via shortwaveservice.com

Good reception ! Reports welcome at:  radiogloria@aol.com
Radio Gloria International has a NEW Website: http://rgi.fmkompakt.de

Sunday HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
email: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Logs of Thursday 19th November

6265 @ 1520 R 42 - 35433; "Howzat" by Sherbet
6285 @ 1533 Hitmix - 24222; "Televisie Polka" by Yanko's

Some weak signals were heard on 6300 and a signal on 6380, but no IDs. The lack of an antenna outside is not helping, but other Blogs are not reporting many stations either.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Weather Forecast

The weather forecast predicts strong, maybe damaging winds over the next two days, so I have taken down the outdoors antenna; I suspect many stations in NL and the UK will do likewise.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Logs of Sunday 15th November 2015

6290 @ 1208 Telstar - 3-45433; "November Rain" by Guns & Roses
6229 @ 1211 Skyline - 2-34322; SRG from Germany ID, "Let There Be Drums" by Sandy Nelson, 34333 at times
6305 @ 1213 Focus - 3-45434; "Send Her My Love" by Jeff Scott Solo
6265 @ 1250 Cosmic - 24222 ; "Rock Lobster" by The B-52s, ID as Cosmic Radio
6298 @ 1322 Misti - 34333; The Rolling Stones & "It's Only Rock N Roll"
6290 @ 1327 Top R - 34333; "Policeman" by Eva Simons ft Konshens
5800 @ 1347 Akenzo - 35433 ; Dutch tracks
4026 @ 1902 Laser  - 35433; "I Got U" by Duke Demont ft Jax Jones
3903 @ 1928 Alice - 35433; "Zombie" by The Cranberries

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Logs of Saturday 14th November 2015

6330 @ 0942 Zwarte Panter - 34333; "De Lafaard Van De Stad" by Gerard Schoonebeek
6305 @ 0951 Focus - 45434; "Hotel California" by The Eagles
4026 @ 0953 Laser  - 34333; "Strange Kind of Woman" by Deep Purple
6265 @ 1007 R 42 - 2-34333; "In Zaire" by Johnny Wakelin
3910 @ 1135 Focus - 24222; David Bowie & "Rock 'N' Roll Suicide" @ 1139
6290 @ 1141 Top R - 34333; "Everything I Do" by Bryan Adams
6213 @ 1606 R 42 - 34333; "Music" by John Miles

Déclaration des chefs d'état ou de gouvernement de l'Union Européenne et des dirigeants de ses institutions au sujet des attaques terroristes de Paris

L'Union Européenne est profondément choquée et en deuil après les attaques terroristes de Paris. Il s'agit d'une attaque contre nous tous. Nous ferons face à cette menace ensemble, avec tous les moyens nécessaires et une détermination sans faille.

La France est une grande et forte nation. Ses valeurs de liberté, d'égalité et de fraternité ont inspiré et continuent d'inspirer l'Union Européenne. Aujourd'hui nous sommes unis avec le peuple français et le gouvernement de la France. Cet acte terroriste méprisable atteindra l'objectif inverse de celui qui était recherché et qui était de diviser, de faire peur et de semer la haine. 

Le bien est plus fort que le mal. Tout ce qui peut être fait au niveau européen pour assurer la sécurité de la France sera fait. Nous ferons ce qui est nécessaire pour vaincre l'extrémisme, le terrorisme et la haine.

Nous, les Européens, nous nous souviendrons tous du 13 novembre 2015 comme d'un jour de deuil européen. Tous les Européens sont invités à se joindre à une minute de silence en mémoire des victimes à midi le lundi 16 novembre.

Relays this weekend

Sunday HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
email: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de

EMR scheduled Short Wave Transmissions

November 15th and December 20th 2015:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 7265 KHz via MV Baltic Radio
09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 6045 KHz via Mighty KBC    New
09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9485 KHz via MV Baltic Radio
20.00 to 21.00 UTC on 6070 KHz via Channel 292  New

January 17th, February 21st and March 20th 2016:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 7265 KHz via MV Baltic Radio
09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 6045 KHz via Mighty KBC    New
09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9485 KHz via MV Balic Radio
20.00 to 21.00 UTC on 6070 KHz via Channel 292  New 

European Music Radio:
website: www.europeanmusicradio.com
email:    emrshortwave@gmail.com

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Logs of Wednesday 11th November 2015

6300 @ 1636 Anthony - 24222; Dance music, stronger at first, then signal got weaker, ID via Chat, signal then disappeared but was still on Twente SDR!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Pirate Chat

I have had quite a few emails from readers of the Blog asking about the current service status of "iann's pirate radio chat" as they were unable to log in.

The advice from Iann is to go to: xat.com/pirateradio2011 and then onto iann's website.

I can get in using Windows 10 and the Opera browser.

Good Luck .....!

Marconi Radio International

MRI will be on the air testing on 11390 kHz:

Wednesday 11th November 1600 - 1900
Saturday 14th November 1300 - 1430
Sunday 15th November 0900 - 1300

Radio Zeewolf

You get to know some operators very well on the Pirate Chat through chatting regularly. Zeewolf has been helpful and offered good, informative advice over the last few years. 

It was not good news to read this from Wizard's MW Blog: mwfreeradio.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/the-end-of-zeewolf.html

All the best Herman and I hope we can still have a chat from time to time .....

Monday, 9 November 2015

Logs of Monday 9th November

6265 @ 1708 R 42 - 34333; "Berg Ohne Wiederkehr" by Kastelruther Spatzen
6319 @ 1716 Goofy - 24222 ID, "Riotka" by Doda
1655 @ 2332 Witte Raaf  - 35333; "Atlantis" by Donovan, "Afterglow" by The Small Faces

48 metres closed for short skip a little later this evening, around 1725 UTC.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Logs of Sunday 8th November 2015

6245 @ 1056 Quadzilla - 34333; "Down Under" by Men At Work
6300 @ 1110 Rainbow - 34333; "She's A Rainbow" by The Rolling Stones, "Baggy Trousers" by Madness, 35433 @ 1117
6250 @ 1132 Northpole - 24222; Polka style music, ID in English
6180 @ 1149 Python - 35433; Strong QSB, ID in Dutch, greetings to me, Al Stewart & "Year Of The Cat"
5859 @ 1200 Batavia - 34333; "Gaia" by Valensia
6200 @ 1212 "Rammstein" Radio - 35333; Low modulation, "Bestrafe Mich" by Rammstein
6260 @ 1355 Telstar - 3-45434; "She Likes Weeds" by Tee Set, "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys @ 1359
5800 @ 1401 Joey - 35433; "Let Me Be Free" by 2 Brothers On The Dance Floor
6325 @ 1404 Maverick - 35333; "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley
6385 @ 1421 Saturnus - 35433; "Color My Love" by Fun Fun
6320 @ 1426 Cosmic - 24222 "; Ladykillers" by Lush, 24333 @ 1432 with B52s
6245 @ 1437 AC DC - 35433; "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi, "She Caught The Katy" by The Blues Brothers
6385 @ 1513 Baken 16 - 35333; In QSO with other NL stations, "The Touch" by Kim Wilde
6210 @ 1614 Telstar South - 35444; "Beach Baby" by First Class
1620 @ 1811 Akai - 34333; "Alpenpolka" by Leni & Ludwig
1647 @ 1829 Witte Tornado & Lady - 34333; "Annemarie" by Die Sexy Boys

The K index was lower today giving some good conditions for a while on 48 metres. The band closed here at 1657 UTC for short skip.
The A index was at minor storm level. We shall see what happens next!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Logs of Friday 6th November 2015

6285 @ 1603 Focus - 3-45433; "Julie Do You Love Me" by White Plains
1653 @ 1628 Rodester - 34333; "Dakota" by The Jumping Jewels. Test then CD@ 1631
6207 @ 1633 Caroline - 24222; Music I could not identify, ID
1647 @ 2218 Mustang - 45433; "What Is Love" by Haddaway
1629 @ 2220 Relmus - 43333; "I Love It" by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX, heterodyne from adjacent station

Medium Wave QSO (Tuesday 3rd November)

I have just been reading the blog "MW Free Radio" where MW Pirate Fan relates that he heard the Vrolijke Mijnwerker QSOing with a Greek station on Tuesday evening (3rd November). 

At that time I was driving (around 2140 UTC) and I had tuned the car radio to 1620 and I also heard all the details mentioned! In particular, the QSO in German and both the radio signals from the Happy Miner and the Greek pirate. Both stations were clear, but VM was stronger. 

Thanks for clearing up exactly what was going on; I really enjoyed listening and previously I did not realise how good the car radio was at receiving free radio on MW.

Link to original article here: mwfreeradio.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/greece-calling.html

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Logs of Thursday 5th November 2015

I arrived home too late to listen to any stations on 48 metres, so a single station on 76 metres:

4026 @ 2206 Laser - 34333; "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by Dollar


Log of Wednesday 4th November 2015

6240 @ 1458 Casanova - 34333; "I'll Never Find Another You" by the Seekers (on Tecsun PL-600)

I was in a hotel room at Blackpool (NW England) at the time.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Logs of Monday 3rd November 2015

6295 @ 1522 Odynn - 35433 "Shakin' All Over" by Johnny Kidd
6306 @ 1524 Radio "Bandit" - 35333; "2 x 4" by Metallica 
6390 1541 Hitmix - 24222ID in German
6425 @ 1629 Baken 16 - 35433; "Roots Bloody Roots" by Sepultura
6295 @ 1648 Montferland - 45433; "Sunchyme" by Dario G
4026 @ 2228 Laser  - 35433; "Pearl's A Singer" by Elkie Brooks

Monday, 2 November 2015

Logs of Monday 2nd November 2015

6380 @ 0956 Top Radio  - 34333; "Formidable" by Cheyenne Toney
4026 @ 2327 Laser  - 35433; "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies

Terry, a dx-er from Newfoundland, is back listening after a few months layoff. Welcome back! He heard Little Feat on the air on Sunday evening and logged a 25442 SINPO: freeradioreport.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/back-at-radio-logs-november-1.html

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Logs of Sunday 1st November 2015

6401 @ 1022 GSV - 24222; ID and music, "Don't Let It Bring You Down" by Neil Young
6254 @ 1026 Pandora - 24333; The Move, "Wade In The Water" by Ramsey Lewis Trio, Jingle for Terry's Radio Blog @ 1031
6285 @ 1048 Montferland; 3-45433 "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Dionne Warwick
6290 @ 1215 Telstar - 3-45433; "Born On The Bayou" by Creedence Clearwater Revival @ 1218
6230 @ 1447 Casanova - 3-45433; "I'm Your Little Boy" by Heintje Simons
6400 @ 1451 Laser HH (relay by Blackbeard) - 454333; "That Ole Devil Called love" by Alison Moyet
6285 @ 1519 R Northern Ireland (relay by Python) - 3-45433; "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring
5860 @ 1522 Batavia - 35433 ; Euro Song Festival "tune", Batavia ID, "Waterloo" by ABBA
5800 @ 1527 Joey - 35433; "Believe In Your Eyes" by Critical Mass
6210 @ 1538 Ronnie - 35433; "Where Do You Go To My Lovely", Ronnie ID and greetings
6385 @ 1542 AC DC - 35433 Country song ("I'd Be Better Off Alone With You) ?", Talk in Dutch (QSO)
6385 @ 1556 Powerliner  - 3-45444; Talk in Dutch (QSO), Instrumental music
6205 @ 1704 Face De Blatte - 34333; "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads
6803 @ 1817 Pink Panther - 3-45433; "I'm Alive" by The Hollies
6320 @ 1900 Little Feat - 34333; "Big In Japan" by Alphaville
4026 @ 1953 Laser  - 35433; "Stay With Me tonight" by Jeffrey Osborne

The 48m band closed around 1905 UTC here for short skip.

QSL Award

Pirate listeners like to receive QSL cards!

Have you received a great QSL lately? A nice personal letter from the station operator or a fully detailed QSL with a nice design? Do you want to say thank you to a station that has been replying to dx-ers for decades? Or do you want to show your appreciation for a station that always replies quickly?


The purpose of the annual QSL award is to encourage stations to issue verifications for listener reports, whether by email or post.


Send an email to qslaward@gmail.com with your nomination before March 15th 2016. Tell us why your chosen station is a worthy QSL award winner. A jury of dx-ers will adjudicate the nominations and choose a winner.


The first QSL Award will be presented at the Summer Meeting 2016 in the Netherlands. The prize, a handcrafted Swedish made crystal vase is guaranteed to be a welcome addition to any radio shack or studio!


If the winning station cannot attend the Summer Meeting, the prize will be sent in the post.


The goal of the organisers is to make the Award an annual competition. They see it as a good way to say thank you to stations for communicating with their listeners.


For more details, click here: swcholland.com/index.php?page=152

Video promo: youtube.com/watch?v=NZ65C1DmTuM&feature=youtu.be