Wednesday, December 31, 2014

NY Week loggings: 12/30/14-1/4/15

NY Week loggings: 12/30/14-1/4/15

Old Time Radio unid: 6770, 12/30, throughout the day Red Skelton Show, The Great Gildersleeves, etc.

The Backstabber: 6900-->6913, 12/31, ca1430+ Fair to good signal on fade ups, complaints about a particular DXer

Radio Dr. Tim: 6925, 1/1, ca2220 Some schlager & more. Nice signal

Liquid Radio: 6925.2, 1/1, 0115+ Some dance music, but the sign isn't too strong

Radio Appalachia: 6940, 1/1, 0115+ Country music and an announcement. Weak

Radio Free ADD: 6925U, 1/1, 0200+ ID per HFU. Weak signal in band noise. Can hear some dance music

WDDR: 6945U, 1/1, 0511+ Led Zeppelin "Gallow's Pole"

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Weekend Pirate Logs: 12/27-12/29/14

Weekend Pirate Logs: 12/27-12/29/14

I've been away for most of the past few days, so I don't have many loggings to offer.

Radio Ga-Ga: 6925U, 12/28, ca.0000+ VG signal, but the signal-killing combination of the washer and dishwasher rendered it unusable.

X-FM: 6975, 12/28, 0150+ Very nice signal with The Who "Eminence Front"  & Toto "Africa." Shoutouts to me & others logging on HFU.

Old-Time Radio unid: 6770, 12/28, 1300+ Box 13 show, then Dangerous Assignments show being aired on the Wheaties Big Parade. Nice signal.

XLR8: 6950U, 12/29, 0040+ Heavier song, ID, then an instrumental ska song. Another ID,then a fast-paced song that might be Latin American?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pre Christmas loggings: 12/23-24/2014

Pre Christmas loggings: 12/23-24/2014

Channel Z: 6925, 12/23, 2224+ CZ Christmas special with Run DMC "Christmas in Hollis" & many more Christmas songs. Great stuff to wrap Christmas presents to . . . and I was

OTR unid: 6770, 12/23, 2330+ Red Skelton show, starting monologue with joke about Yankees in the World Series again. Interesting just how similar this is to the monologues on current late-night shows. Avalon cigarettes ad.

Happy Hanukkah: 6875.5, 12/23, 2354-0003* Pretty good signal here, but quickly wavering. "Far from the Home I Love" from Fiddler on the Roof, Interval signal repeated a number of times with cuing information intact

Snowball Radio: 6940U, 12/24, 0039-0040* Off the air mid-"All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"

Radio BZN: 6952.5, 12/24, 0118+ Evidently BZN songs and an SSTV image coming through right now.

Nonpirate logs

NMN: 6501U, 12/23, ca. 2300 Coast Guard station from Chesapeake, VA. Gave a list of frequencies that would no longer be used in 2008 (!). Also gave phone number for inquiries as 1-800-742-8519. Excellent signal

Trenton military: 6754U, 12/23, 2335+ Aviation weather. Strong signal, accurate time checks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Weekend Pirate Loggings: 12/14-12/16/14

I'm getting really close to starting to lay out the 2014 Pirate Radio Annual, but I'll start adding in a few logs:

WHYP: 6880, 12/14, 0034+ James Brownyard belting out his biggest hits, such as "Niel Wolfish Got Runover by George Zeller, etc. Some announcements & bits by Maharishi Hashishi from Radio Free Euphoria. A few other songs from the 2001 WHYP punk Christmas special, such as Fear "F*** Christmas," etc. "Yah, yah" song by the original JB & off with George Zeller saying it's the worst thing hie's heard on shortwave. Excellent signal & audio.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weekend Pirate Radio Loggings: 12/5-12/8/14

Weekend Pirate Radio Loggings: 12/5-12/8/14

I figured that I should start posting some of what I've been hearing. As always, I'll be updating this page through the weekend:

XLR8: 6925U, 12/6, 2310-2311* Just caught part of a song and a kind of whispery X-L-R-8 ID at the end. Fair/good in pescadore QRM

Radio Free Whatever: 6876, 12/6, 2219+ "Time Warp" show, with program from December 7, 1941, for the 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Not many people are still alive who can remember that day. Dick Weed & Stavin on at the end with e-mail address and IDs. Good signal & nice to hear the rebroadcast.

Pesky Party Radio: 6950L, 12/7, 0202+ Tuning in to song that I think might be Santana. Nice signal here. My 1st time to hear this one. Now a Spanish cover of "Hotel California" with flamenco-style guitar.

Old-Time Radio unid: 6770, 12/7, 2350+ Comedy program. Nice signal. I need a better antenna on my backup receiver because I'm listening to Radio Casablanca on the Drake with the inverted V, which works much better than the short random-wire antenna that I have on the R-5000 right now.

Radio Casablanca: 6940, 12/7, 2351-0102* Cut in the middle of '30s or '40s music to original newsflash about the attack on Pearl Harbor. FDR Pearl Harbor speech. Really nice tribut. Some of the later songs have included "Praise the Lord & Pass the Ammunition" and "Remember Pearl Harbor." Some QRM, presumably from pescadores whistling and talking way down underneath the signal."Dancing Cheek to Cheek" Last song before the French national anthem is Vera Lynn "We'll Meet Again," which gives me chills when I think about how powerful it must've been for those listening during WWII

Free Thinker Radio: 6925U, 12/8, 0212-0235* Pink Floyd "Interstellar Overdrive" Pretty good signal. My 1st time for FTR. Hard copy copy a lot of the talk, but I've heard a number of clear IDs. Seems to be off now at 0235 UTC


Radio Black Arrow: 21491, 12/6, 1603+ Quick test here with a song or two and shoutouts to Chris Smolinski & I. Not a great signal, but I could hear that much of the announcements, which is better than I could do earlier with Sluwe Vos Radio and Radio Baltic Sea.

Premier Radio: 6942, 12/6, 2045+ Good carrier with occasional audio peaks. Too much noise and a bit too early, I think. Running a relay of Christmas FM, a station from Dublin that's licensed to broadcast for 30 days

Cupid Radio: 6304.9, 12/6, 2336+ Pretty good signal, song by the Foo Fighters, shoutout to me

Radio Marabu: 6239.3, 12/7, 0050+ Signal's getting much better with new wavish pop. Much less noise with the synch detector on, but there's a het on frequency and the synch detector is having trouble locking. The result is two hets going up & down in frequency, sometimes both coming down, meeting, crossing over, etc. Annoying.

Laser Hot Hits via Magic: 15700, 12/7, 1600+ I've been listening to this and have mostly just had a carrier and no audio, but over the past minute or so, I'm getting audio of pop music with a female singer. ID per HFU, but given the few SW stations playing pop or rock music these days, I'd be surprised if it was anything but a pirate. It'd be interesting if LHH would go 24/7 on 19 meters--it'd be audible in North America at some point every day!