Saturday, November 29, 2014

Weekend Pirate Radio Loggings: 11/29-12/1/14

Weekend Pirate Radio Loggings: 11/29-12/1/14

Old-Time Radio unid: 6770, 11/29, 2000+ I've been listening to hours of Westerns, including Frontier Town (I think from 1949 or 1950), Frontier Gentleman (1958), Gunsmoke, Lone Ranger, Sgt. Preston, and Fort Laramie. Nice to have some entertainment when other stations aren't on the air

Radio Free Whatever: 6945U, 11/30, 0030-0108* Pop/hip-hop with a pro ID for Dick Weed & Stephen. Nice signal with a variety of music, including one by the Foo Fighters

unid: 6950U, 11/30, 0208-0211* Percussive music. Good signal between Wolverine and X-FM. No ID

Wolverine Radio: 6940U, 11/30, 0214+ Mae West "Come Up and See Me Sometime," The Cars "Touch & Go," etc. I'm not detecting a theme. I've heard about three IDs so far.  Excellent signal <later> A-ha, per the final SSTV image, the theme was the senses

X-FM: 6960, 11/30, 0211+ Redhat here with an excellent signal. Too many stations on at once for me to completely follow!

unid: 6924, 11/30, 0256+ Pretty good carrier, but no audio. On for at least 10 min. and still running

Old-Time Radio unids: 6770, 11/30, 1300+ This morning the lineup has included March 13 and Dangerous Assignment "Flying Saucer over Santa" from April 14, 1950


Black Bandit Radio, 6300, 11/29, 2220+ ID per HFU. Fairly weak here & seemed to go off the air after a few min.

Non-pirate logs

6738.75U, 11/29, ca2200 English phonetics & numbers with a lot of multipath echo. Excellent signal

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weekend Pirate Loggings: 11/21-11/24/14

Weekend Pirate Loggings: 11/21-11/24/14

I need to get back to work on the Pirate Radio Annual, but there's been so much activity--and I've been home and able to hear some of it, so I'm posting my loggings:

unid: 6884, 11/22, 1939-1956+ Was looping a small section of a couple of Beatles songs. At 1954, the looping stopped & The Zombies "She's Not There" came on. Now playing CCR "Heard It Thru the Grapevine" I stopped recording this one & moved up to WJFK. After WJFK signed off, I came back down here, but it was gone.

WJFK: 6949.2, 11/23, 1956-2006* Pretty good with strong audio. '60 pop "Sonny," etc., all of which had a connection to the assassination of JFK. Heard it from this point until the sign off, after a few IDs, with an "old radio recording" type of sound. Thanks for the show & the QSLs from years past!

unid: 6880, 11/22, 2029-2046* Huge signal here & excellent audio with Climax Blues Band "Couldn't Get It Right" & more '70s pop & disco.

 WJFK: 6949.2, 11/23, 2112-2114* Just caught part of the last song and the IDs. Strapping signal

Renegade Radio: 6925U, 11/23, 0001- Excellent signal that's being heard all over North America tonight. It seems that the op is going for more '80s rock than heavy metal tonight: Phil Collins, Journey, etc. Talking about the crazy lake effect snowstorm in Buffalo, then "Riding the Storm Out" for the people in Buffalo. Rolling Stones "Angie." Talked about how the conditions seemed good for anyone to follow up with a broadcast, but that he would sign off shortly. Goodbyes to all, then The Police "King of Pain"--frequency started fluctuating a bit near the end of the song.

X-FM: 6955, 11/23, 0042- Another excellent signal. Think I heard the end of the sign on audio, with a lot of free radio-related audio clips, then into music. Playing Led Zeppelin "Kashmir," The Mind Flowers etc., by request

Orbital Mind-Control Satellite: 6925U, 11/23, 0123+ talking about the Crab Nebulae & when you hear the signal "you'll know what to do." Only about 200 Hz from Liquid Radio, so this is a real mess. I have a bad hetrodyne here and during music, I can't tell if I'm hearing audio from Liquid Radio or OMCS. I'm thinking it's audio from Liquid Radio because I just heard an LR ID.

Liquid Radio: 6925, 11/23, 0130+ Messy for a while, between having OMCS 200 Hz lower and also LSB pescadores there, too. Aldo Nova "Fantasy," which is much different than the typical LR techno music

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend pirate loggings 11/7-11/9/14

Weekend pirate loggings 11/7-11/9/14

If I get a chance, I'll put a real blog entry up about how I'm about to start contacting stations with tentative write ups for the 2014 Pirate Radio Annual. . .  way behind schedule. But I edited a bunch of audio files today and I'm hoping to get a lot more finished this weekend.

Unid: 6940, 11/8, 0025+ Weak signal here with occasional fade ups. A lot of adjacent-channel QRM is killing my chances of digging out any program details. Not sure, but there's a decent chance that this is Premiere Radio International from Ireland. PRI was on this frequency earlier in the evening.

Cool AM relay: 6920, 11/8, 0030+ I haven't heard any IDs yet, but I've been hearing lots of Dixieland jazz songs. Nice, strong signal

XLR8: 6935U, 11/8, 0048+ Variety of music, dance, punk, Black Sabbath, etc. Nice signal here, but getting hammered by splatter from a utility on about 6937 or 6938. Still running at 0542 UTC!

Pirate Radio Boston: 6920, 11/8, 0112+ Excellent signal for PRB's 22nd anniversary show. Charlie Loudenboomer reading listener letters, including some from last year on 1720 kHz. Charlie said that Dr. Benway uses "lots of chicken wire" for the ground on those MW antennas. Thanks to RF Whatever, JTA, MAC, etc.

Big Dog Radio: 6925U, 11/8, 2348+ Huge signal & nice audio with Lynyrd Skynyrd "Freebird." Promo "If you can't run with the big dogs, well, it's probably best if stay on the porch" & off

Cupid Radio (Netherlands): 21460, 11/8, 1540+ Very nice signal, almost 100% copyable, with shoutouts to DXpedition, Trans Europe, me, etc. Clear SSTV image of an immodest bear decoded.

Radio Hardanger (presumed Netherlands): 6296, 11/9, 0048+ Heard for about 15 min. with a fair-good signal and many IDs. Played some polka, dance music, and even calypso. Hammered by a spur signing on at 0100 UTC. Does anyone have contact info for this station?

Liquid Radio: 6925.3, 11/9, 0120+ Fair signal with music that's more poppy than techno tonight so far. Clear ID by one of the DJs, announcing the 97.7 frequency. Heavy pescador QRM.

Edmund Fitzgerald Radio: 6925, 11/9, 2257+ Extremely strong here with old two-way communications from people involved in the rescue efforts, the song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," and the names of those who died on the ship. E-mail address announced and tolling bells.

Channel Z: 6925.1, 11/10, 0010+ Excellent signal with 10th anniversary show. CZ talking about all of the help that he received from the transmitter-building group, Fearless Fred, Dave Martin, & Radio Anarchy. Said that he was playing the Sham 69 cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends" for these guys + a Sex Pistols tune for Radio Anarchy.

Germany Calling: 6940, 11/10, 0108+ Another really nice signal, with big band by Charlie and His Orchestra, original Germany Calling IDs by Lord Haw Haw, and at least one computer-voiced e-mail address announcement. BTW, this was originally aired on Halloween to show the horrors of WWII; it's not a tribute.