Monday, October 23, 2017

Mon Oct 23

6205 1600 Laser Hot Hits. Paloma Faith "Cry Baby," talking about stations on 48m, Real McCoy "Runaway," some SSB QRM. SINPO 43443.
6235 1645 Unid. Instrumental music, fadey signal. SINPO 34333.
6265 1615 Radio Black Bandit (tent). Rod Stewart "Hot Legs," ZZ Top "Give Me All Your Loving," no ID heard. SINPO 55544.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jack of Radio Morning Star dies at 71


I have just come back from a few days away to read of the sad news of the death of Jack Donio, the operator of Radio Morning Star. He was an enthusiastic radio operator, who transmitted low power broadcasts on shortwave and medium wave. His first transmission was way back in 1958! He also broadcast his programmes online.

May you rest in peace, Jack.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wed Oct 18

6205 1636 Laser Hot Hits. Cars "Drive," then Supertramp "Goodbye Stranger" and "It's Raining Again." SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tues Oct 17

6205 1612 Laser Hot Hits. Move from 6220.  De La Soul track, off mid-song. Back on few minutes later. SINPO 55544.
6220 1605 Laser Hot Hits. "King of Wishful Thinking," co-channel utility. SINPO 43433.
6295U 1555 Radio Panda. The Cure "A Forest," Styx "Babe," using 5W max. SINPO 24432.
6307 1545 Radio Goofy. European r&b, "coming from the heart of Europe" announcement. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Next Global HF Pirate Weekend: November 3-5

Andrew Yoder writes:

"It's still a couple weeks away, so be sure to mark the next Global HF Pirate Weekend on your calendar.

The idea behind the Global HF Weekends are to promote friendship through radio around the world. The hope is that listeners will be able to hear different stations and for broadcasters to reach distant locations. Anyone may participate. I've already heard from a few stations who plan to broadcast and I've been in contact with a number of listeners.

The last one, which occurred during the first weekend of April, resulted in some success with intercontinental broadcasting.

Four North American pirates all operated around 0600 UTC between 6920 and 6950 kHz and were heard in New Zealand.
A South American station ran 24/7 tests on 6930 kHz across Global HF Weekend and was reported in Germany, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and South America with only 10 watts.
One Dutch station was logged in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, Maryland, and Virginia.
Other stations were active specifically for the weekend, but just for a local or regional audience.

We'll see how many stations show up during the next weekend. It seems unlikely that stations will be using 13 meters this time and much more likely that stations will be trying the 6900-kHz range and possibly 31 and 25 meters.

November 3-5, 2017
Maybe 15010-15090 kHz, probably 6200-6400 kHz and 6800-6990 kHz

Of course, these were general frequency ranges used by pirates during prior Global HF Pirate weekends. Some stations will surely operate on frequencies and times outside of these ranges. In fact, the way conditions have been lately, frequencies at or below 15 MHz seem like they will be more effective for intercontinental broadcasting.

These will be updated on the Hobby Broadcasting (http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com) blog as it happens and also check the loggings on HF Underground (https://www.hfunderground.com)."

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mon Oct 16

6300 1710 Radio Black Bandit (pres). BZN, German music, country music, strong signal, no ID but typical of BB's playlist. SINPO 55444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sun Oct 15

1636 1654 Mike Radio. Motors "Airport," ID. SINPO 35443.
5820 0910 Radio Saturnus. Iggy Pop "Lust for Life," SINPO 34333.
6205 0855 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies, signal poor at moment. SINPO 23332. Update: by 1415 signal recovered, with T Rex "Telegram Sam." SINPO 44433.
6255 0830 Radio Casanova. Oldies, jingles, greetings. SINPO 34333.
6280.5 0923 Radio Lesbos. Greek music. SINPO 33333.
6289 0847 Unid. Dutch song then "Da Doo Ron Ron." SINPO 24332.
6325 1625 Radio 102. "Abracadabra," "Money Money Money," SINPO 24332.
6920 0837 Key Channel Radio. World music. SINPO 24332.
7300 0823 Radio Arcadia. Greetings, easy listening mx. SINPO 35333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Shortwave free radio recordings

Radio Universe 
 
Radio Quadzilla

FRS Holland

Radio Oscar Zulu

EDXC Radio


Friday, October 13, 2017

Fri Oct 13

6205 1626 Laser Hot Hits. Odyssey "Going Back to My Roots," Instant Funk "I've Got My Mind Made Up," strong signal but within 15 minutes disappeared! SINPO 54444.

(via Barney's web SDR, England)

Key Channel Radio this weekend

Dear friends,
KCR will be on air from Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th October with beautiful music from all over the world and a special collaboration with Artem's World Music from Russia with a beautiful programme in Spanish on Cuba's music and an overview of the radios that you can hear on the island.

We look forward to numerous with your email reports and more.

Happy listening!
KCR