Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sat Oct 22

*3930 1548 Radio Stove Farmer. "What A Wonderful World," "Funky Town," ID, strong peaks. SINPO 44333.
*4029 1602 Laser Hot Hits. Chris Farlowe "Out of Time," SINPO 34333.
5800 1515 Laser Hot Hits. Pat Benator "Promises in the Dark," female DJ. SINPO 55444.
6205 1700 Coast FM Tenerife v relay. News headlines, James Bay song. SINPO 54444.
6210 1455 Radio Merlin Int. "Let the Sun Shine," then Righteous Brothers. SINPO 34333.
6235 1449 Radio Relmus. Country music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6240 1625 Radio Python. Alternative music, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6285 1444 Radio Batavier (tent). Doors "Riders on the Storm," SINPO 44433.
6295 1435 Mike Radio. "American Woman," ID, strong. SINPO 55444.
6305 1503 Radio Marabu. ID, "I Could be Happy," SINPO 44433.
6317 1630 Rock Radio Network (tent). Non-stop rock, no IDs. SINPO 54444.
6530 1509 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.

(via Central England SDR/ *Twente SDR)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fri Oct 21

*4029 1720 Laser Hot Hits. Promos for FSN & Offshore Echoes, strong peaks //5800. SINPO 44433.
5800 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Abba "Dancing Queen," Dexys "Geno." Good clear audio.  SINPO 54444.
5890 1652 Radio Batavia. Greetings, IDs, Dutch song. SINPO 55444.
6210 1624 Radio Ronalisa. Coldplay "Rule the World," greetings, said testing new transmitter, sounding good. SINPO 44433.
6294 1640 Long Live Radio. Tuning signal, ID, oldies, poor modulation. SINPO 24332.
6305 1632 Radio Marabu. Osmonds "Crazy Horses," talk in German. SINPO 34333.
6321 1705 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Tom Jones "Sex Bomb," ID. SINPO 55544.
6322 1619 Radio Orion 2000. German song, ID in German. SINPO 34333.
6379 1629 Radio GSV. Stones "Honky Tonk Woman," off 1630. SINPO 44433.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

FRS Holland this Sunday

Dear FRS Friend,

Next week on Sunday October 23rd, FRS-Holland will be on air on 7700//9300 and at a different time schedule (that same day) on 6070 kHz.
For details (streaming, programme schedule, times etc.) surf to and click on Latest News (on top of the page).
Have a good weekend!

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS staff

Marconi Radio Int on air today

Please be advised that today (21 October 2016) Marconi Radio International will once again be on air, as follows: 1800-2000 UTC on 5700 kHz  (New frequency) USB mode with an unscheduled test broadcast. Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by a "solid" QSL card! (Please note that reports on reception via remote web sdr receivers will be ackwnoledged ONLY by electronic QSL).

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mon Oct 17

6316 2030 Radio OZNRH. Smooth jazz, ID jingles. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

European Music Radio relays on shortwave this weekend

EMR Relay on 15th of October 2016 via WBCQ, Monticello Maine USA - 50 KW:       
21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7490 KHz - Central & North America

EMR Relays on 16th of October 2016:
07.00 to 08.00 UTC on 11650 KHz - Southern Europe via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 100 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   6045 KHz -  Europe & UK via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 125 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   9485 KHz - Europe & UK via MV Baltic Radio, via Göhren, Germany - 1 KW
19.00 to 20.00 UTC on   6070 KHz - Europe & UK via Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany - 10 KW

Internet Repeats on 16th October 2016:
EMR will repeat this months transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC  will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

RTE set to close longwave 252 service in 2017

The Irish Post - the newspaper for the Irish in Britain - reports:

"RTÉ Radio will proceed with plans to axe its longwave 252 service next year, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for the national broadcaster confirmed the closure will take place in 2017 but that it would “explore possible ways forward” to maintain links with the Irish community across Britain, many of whom rely on the service.

Today’s announcement comes despite efforts by the Irish community to stop, or at least further delay, the closure."

Full story at:

(Source:Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

I noticed in the newsagents today that the Irish Post had also made it their front page story. So that looks like the end for another long wave station. Of course, many will remember the years 252 kHz broadcast Atlantic 252 which put in a great signal across Britain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wed Oct 12

3921 1832 Radio Dr Tim. Instrumental music, ID jingles. SINPO 34333.
3975 1824 IBC. Italian talk and pop music //6070. SINPO 44333.
4015 1815 Laser Hot Hits. News headlines, Huey Lewis & The News "This Is It," greetings, utility splash. SINPO 53443.
5800 1807 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show with 80s soul & funk. SINPO 33333.
6070 1827 IBC via Ch292. Italian talk, pop. SINPO 55555.
*6305 1800 Radio Mazda. Greetings, country music. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR/ *via Central England SDR)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tues Oct 11

4015 1859 Laser Hot Hits. Talk Talk "Today," SINPO 34333.
5770 1907 Radio Igloo. "Singing the Blues," IDs, good peaks. SINPO 35443.
5800 1850 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 23432.
6295 1830 Little Feat Radio. Country music. SINPO 44433.
7530 1837 Radio Latino. Music, IDs. SINPO 33333.
7700U 1844 Marconi Radio Int. Music just audible. SINPO 25442.

(via Twente SDR)

Irish pirate radio station moved 304 times

The Meath Chronicle in Ireland reports:

"Portrait of a Pirate Radio Pioneer is a half-hour film by Jackie Jarvis and produced by Kevin Allen for IRISH TV that documents the fascinating life of a television engineer in rural Co Monaghan who set up the first land-based pirate radio station in Ireland.

Sean Mac Quillan works locally in Clones as a supplier of televisions, parts and services and in addition to his love for cobbling together old and disused remnants to fix television sets at minimum cost, he also doubles up as an ‘elegant chauffeur’ for debutantes to whom he hires out his vintage 1974 Jaguar.

As Mac Quillan recounts poignant moments while painting an ordinary life punctuated by extraordinary moments in laid-back tones, it is clear to the viewer that this authentic Irish character retains a steely determination to work solidly below the radar at what he loves in life while being an undisputed driven entrepreneurial pioneer and local treasure."

Read  whole article at:

The programme was broadcast on Saturday, but the articles adds at the end "IRISH TV can be viewed on Sky 191; Freesat 400; Free to Air and" so it could be repeated or available on the IrishTV website.

Info: Mike Terry, BDXC-UK Yahoo group 

Alan Pennington, also on the BDXC-UK Yahoo group, adds:
The film is available to watch on Vimeo Mike at:
- his pirate radio exploits starts about 11 minutes in.