Saturday, December 12, 2015

Weekend Pirate Radio Loggings: 12/11-12/13/15

I've put in more than 10 hours of research about pirate stations over the past few days, but I haven't done much listening. But I'm catching a few stations tonight:

X-FM: 6975, 12/12, 0245-0410* Led Zep, Black Sabbath, The Teddy Bears, 60 Channels, Washed Out, etc. Lots of shoutouts from Redhat to HFU listeners and to those who e-mailed (a lot of people were tuned in). Said he'd rather upgrade the transmitter than change bands. Excellent signal and audio. email address: xfmshortwave /a/ "X-FM . . . Somewhere under the stars."

THX 1138: 7540, 12/12, 2105+ Excellent signal & audio. Metallica, Bob Seger, Jim Croce, etc. Sounded like the op was adjusting the audio levels at times. "coming to you live . . . at 25 watts." Said using a commercial transceiver with the audio modified. Mentioned 7540 and that there isn't a frequency you can go to without hitting some interference. Thanked listeners on HF Underground: "I like broadcasting as much as you like listening"

Radio Fusion Radio: 6955U, 12/12, 2206+ Christmas program with blues songs & also one by Alvin & the Chipmunks. Fantastic signal. Same deep-voiced IDs as were on back in '97 or '98. Announced reception reports to radiofusionradiopirate /a/

Liquid Radio: 6925.2, 12/12, 2250+ Clash "Rock the Casbah" Nice signal, pushing S9. A bunch of pescadors hit the freq around 2300 & really messed it up. I think I heard a shoutout to me around 2300 between the interference.

Pee Wee: 6925U, 12/13, 0116-0127* Excellent signal with blues rock & 2 SSTV images

Wolverine R: 6950U, 12/13, 0153+ Sounds like old blues with harmonica. Weak & a "distant" sound to the signal. ID per HFU.


  1. unfortunately, i like to broadcast for a long time and hogging up 6.925Mhz is not fair to the rest of the free radio pirates - this is why i cut my dipole for 7.540Mhz - even alternate frequencies within the 6.9Mhz band are already crowded with other transmissions besides pirates - unfortunately for me, some SWBC station i am assuming from China started their broadcast on 7.54Mhz and wiped my rinky-dink 25 watts off the air (i observed this through remote SDR) - at least during the daytime, 7.54Mhz is clear and quiet - thats when NVIS is good anyway - i can choose any frequency from MW to 30Mhz and its not difficult to take down the dipole and cut/add to it for whatever frequency i choose - kudos and respect to all the free radio pirates and to those die hard listeners and loggers at - respect to veterans John Poet, Allan Weiner, Joseph Paul Ferraro, Ivan Rothstein, Radio Caroline, and John Lightning - rock on !

  2. Thanks for the comment! I've enjoyed listening to your station a few times already & your signal & audio has always sounded great at my location