Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tues Dec 12

1629 1820 Radio Zwarte Arabier. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
1655 1812 Radio Digital. "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep," SINPO 34333.
3975 1733 Shortwaveradio.de. Test transmissions continuing, announcement then extended mix of Banarama "Venus." SINPO 44433.
6321 1720 Radio Bella Italia. Folk music. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mon Dec 11

1629 1710 Mike Radio. Instrumental music, strong peaks. SINPO 44444.
1629 1740 Polka Express. Polkas, ID and talk in Dutch. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Ghoul eQSL and Christmas greetings

eQSL received from The Ghoul, although reception was pretty bad yesterday. Thanks for the eQSL plus the Bogusman/Ghoul festive greetings!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sun Dec 10

4000 1000 Coast FM via relay. News headlines, also on 6245. SINPO 33333.
4000 1420 Laser Hot Hits. Using Coast FM's frequencies. Cliff Richard's "St Saviour's Day," SINPO 44433.
4895 1425 D-Wave SW. Dance music. SINPO 23332.
5830 0937 Radio 319 (pres). Radio Caroline programme. SINPO 44433.
6210 0927 Radio King Shortwave. "She's Always A Woman To Me," SINPO 34333.
6235 1355 Radio Waves Int. Country music. SINPO 33333.
6245 1002 Coast FM via relay. Culture Club "Karma Chameleon," SINPO 54444.
6245 1400 Laser Hot Hits. Wham "Last Christmas," Steps "Heartbeat." SINPO 55544.
6285 0932 Radio Enterprise. Johnny Hallyday tribute programme. SINPO 34333.
6290 1337 Radio Caroline Int (a different one). European rap, jingles. SINPO 34333.
6292 1056 Radio Scotland Int. Osmonds "Crazy Horses," ID, greetings. SINPO 55544.
6320 1550 Radio Joey. Donna Summer "I Feel Love," SINPO 44433.
6321 1027 Radio Bella Italia. Dutch, Greek & German folk music. SINPO 34333.
6381 1345 Radio 319 (pres). Radio Caroline programme with Ray Clark. SINPO 34333.
6450 1035 Radio Readymix. Rock music. SINPO 33333.
*6450 1440 The Ghoul. Chat & music, no signal locally, weak on Twente. SINPO 23332.
6850 1006 Radio Arcadia. John Legend music. SINPO 34333.
6875 1012 Radio Europe. Mellow music. SINPO 34333.
*7328 0955 Radio Mistero Ghost Planet. Signing off. SINPO 34333.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *Twente SDR)

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Sat Dec 9

1625 2137 Radio Akenzo. Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas," greetings. SINPO 33333.
1636 2111 Keizer & Keizerin. "Simple Simon Says," SINPO 33333.
1648 2050 Radio Moby Dick. Instrumental music, ID. SINPO 43433.
1655 2013 Radio Wilskracht. Talk in Dutch, ID, oldieds, polka. SINPO 343333.
*3975 1620 Shortwaveradio.de. Test transmission announcement, "Choose Life" song. SINPO 24332.
4000 2055 Coast FM via relay. Gina G "Give A Little Bit," ads. SINPO 43433.
*6205 1246 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Roxy Music "Jealous Guy," Patti Labelle "Stir It Up," SINPO 44433.
*6235 1242 Radio Piet Piraat. Polka. SINPO 23432.
*6245 1235 Coast FM via relay. Cameo "Word Up," then Tenerife ads. SINPO 54444.
6285 1548 Radio Bella Italia. Schlager, SSTV. SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England/ *Barneys web SDR)

Friday, December 08, 2017

Fri Dec 8

6205 1605 Laser Hot Hits. Queen "Breakthrough," Imagination "Music and Lights," SINPO 34333.
6245 1600 Coast FM via relay. News headlines. SINPO 33333.
6895 1550 Radio Nova. OMD "Enola Gay," Bob Marley "Is This Love," SINPO 24332. (see comments)

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Wed Dec 6

6205 1640 Laser Hot Hits. Joan Armatrading "Love and Affection," John Miles "Sky High." The signal was at its peak but began to fade out during John Miles. SINPO 54444.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Tues Dec 5

1616 2046 Rebel AM. Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water," SINPO 24332.
1630 2017 Radio Marianne. Dutch & country music, ID. SINPO 44433.
1635 2012 Radio B4. Country rock. SINPO 23432.
1640 2025 Radio Nachtzwerver. "The Day Chicago Died," ID and off. SINPO 23332.
1647 2035 Radio Vrije Vogel. "Let's All Do the Hop," then Del Shannon "Runaway." SINPO 24332.

(via Kiwi SDR, SW England)

Shortwave pirates of the 1980s remembered

Some of you will have seen my Pirate Memories blog featuring audio clips and QSLs from many of
the shortwave pirates from the 1980s.

I have given it a bit of a revamp with a new template and also now embedded the audio clips into each post making it easier to click on and listen to the recordings.

Going through it, what struck me is just how many British and Irish shortwave stations there were in the 1980s, with names like Radio Gemini, Radio Apollo, Weekend Music Radio and West European Free Radio from the UK.

Of the 100 plus station recordings, the majority are from the UK and Ireland, plus clips from stations around Europe, including the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.

In addition to the shortwave stations, there's also clips of some 1980s medium wave and FM stations from the London area, like Thameside Radio, Radio Floss and a clip of Radio Jackie broadcasting during a raid!

So sit back and enjoy the memories!

The link is: https://piratememories.blogspot.co.uk