Sunday, March 31, 2019

2017-2018 PRA Now Available

2017-2018 Pirate Radio Annual is done and I've received the copies back from the printer already! This edition is 308 pages and contains an audio CD-R (playable on standard CD players) with clips from 87 different pirate stations from around the world, nearly all from 2016 and 2017. This edition contains 181 illustrations and entries for approximately 307 stations reported in North America in 2016 and 2017 (280 North American shortwave stations and 27 from Europe and South America).

It also contains some "articles" on the Common and Precious Beacon, Radio Pirana International from South America, and upcoming Global HF Pirate Weekends/propagation for reaching different parts of the world.

This edition will cost $20 ($16.50 + $3.50 shipping) in the U.S. I took the packed book to the post office for the international shipping cost and was shocked to discover that it will cost $24 to ship it anywhere in Europe (so, $38.00 = $16.50 + $21.50 to Europe) I'll eat a couple dollars of the cost because the shipping is so high. It's so expensive that it will soon pay for airfare to Europe just to deliver copies!

This price is good for the next month (up through 5/1/2019). I'm not sure if I'll keep the price the same or raise it at that time.

Please send check or money order to:

Hobby Broadcasting
PO Box 109
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214

or send the money via PayPal to info [at symbol]  If you trust that I won't run off with the money to Sealand, please use the "Friends and Family" option so that PayPal won't charge a fee.

4/2 update: One final note about ordering via PayPal: Could you please include your shipping address with the PayPal order? The PayPal messages haven't included addresses and when I sign into PayPal and click on the "more information about this transaction," the address still isn't coming up. So, I've been e-mailing people for addresses, which could delay shipping.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ghosts in the Air Glow

No time to write at the moment, but I heard the Ghosts in the Air Glow experimental broadcast tonight via the HAARP facilities & wanted to mention it for anyone who would want to tune in. The signals on 2 and 3 MHz were nonexistent here, but 4500 kHz was weak with SSTV images, and 6900 kHz was very strong.

For more information, see:

The live feed is worth checking out, even if you can't hear the radio transmission. Only a few more of these broadcasts will be made before the event is finished.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Station Listing for the 2019 Pirate Radio Annual

As I mentioned in my blog post from yesterday, the 2017-2018 Pirate Radio Annual is finished and the files are at the printer. I don't know yet when the books will be available, but I hope it'll be within the month.

I spent a few hours today and assembled the station listing for the 2019 PRA. The stations in this list are those that have been reported in North America on shortwave in 2018. The second list is stations from Europe and South America that were reported across a significant part of North America in 2018.

If you're a DXer or a station operator, please e-mail me to let me know if I missed any stations here. If so, please include links to the missing station.

Amphetamine Radio
Bah Bah Radio. See Bye Bye Radio
Bangalore Poacher
BID Radio. See Burn It Down Radio
Big Johnson Radio
Black Pearl Radio
Black Swamp Radio
Blue Ocean Radio
Brownie Radio
Buddha Radio
Burn It Down Radio
Bye Bye Radio
Canadian National Radio
Captain Morgan
Captain Zee-Key
Carpet Shark
Cat Radio. See WCAT
Celtic Music Radio
Chamberpot Radio
Channel Z
Cinder Claus Radio International
Clever Name Radio
Cool AM
The Crystal Ship
DB Cooper Radio
Deez Nuts Radio
DimBulb Radio
DORM Radio
Dr. Detroit
Drunken Squirrel Radio
Drunken Winky Radio
The Electric Circus
Evil Elvis
Fess Parker Radio
Freedom Radio
The Ghost Shortwave
Goat Herder Radio
Green Monster Radio
Hot Legs Radio
Hot Radio
Howdy Doody Radio
Insane Radio
International Free Radio Service
Ion Radio
Kid from Brooklyn Shortwave
King Kong Radio
KINK Radio
KOOT Radio
Lukewarm Radio
Man Cave Radio
Mat Radio 2000
Misfit Radio
Mix Radio International
Montreal Rose
Moonlight Radio
Mother's Milk Radio
Newport Pirate Radio
Nuttin' on Shortwave
Old Pirate Radio
Outhouse Radio
Partial India Radio
Peace Radio
Pee Wee
Piss Ant Radio
Planet Z Radio
Rabid Rabbit
Radio Appalachia
Radio Boo Boo
Radio Casablanca
Radio Cobain
Radio Comedy Club International
Radio Enterhaken
Radio Free Connecticut
Radio Free Do Whatever
Radio Free Ramones
Radio Free Whatever
Radio Fusion Radio
Radio Ga-Ga
Radio Galifrey Intergalactic
Radio Humperdoo
Radio Illuminati
Radio Olah
Radio Paisano
Radio Stasi
Radio Strange Outpost 7 (RSO7)
Radio Tango America
Rave on Radio
RCCI. See Radio Comedy Club International
Recycle Radio
The Relay Station
Renegade Radio
Rockabilly Radio
Sekio Radio
Seven Trees Radio
Skippy Radio
Sloppy Joe Radio
Solar Centric Radio
Space Radio
Spectres of Shortwave
Squirrel Radio
Stretchy Radio
TCS. See The Crystal Ship
This Is Not WMPR
    Calvin Coolidge
    Fruitcake Station
    Remember Pearl Harbor
    Sousa Station
    Titanic tribute
UNID Radio
Unidentified Radio
Unsuspected Radio
Toynbee Radio
Turkey Breast Radio
The Vinyl Station
Voice of America
Voice of the Angry Cat
Voice of Elvis
Voice of Monotony
Voice of Pancho Villa
Voice of the Report of the Week
Voice of the Yetti
WBPR. See Black Pearl Radio
The Whistler
Wild 100
WNBC relay
Wolverine Radio
Woolvureen Radio
WQXI relay
WQXR relay
X - 1
Yeah Man Radio
Yetti Radio. See Voice of the Yetti
Zodiac Radio

Europe and South America
Coast FM
Crazy Wave Radio
Energy FM
Focus International
Key Channel Radio
Laser Hot Hits
Lupo Radio
Radio Abu Dhabi
Radio Harmony
Radio Powerplay
Radio Zeppelin
Zenith Classic Rock

Friday, March 22, 2019


After spending too long creating and placing running heads, creating the cover, and debugging files over the past two or three weeks, the 2017-2018 Pirate Radio Annual is done and at the printer, as of this afternoon! This edition is 308 pages and will contain an audio CD-R (playable on standard CD players) containing clips from 86 different pirate stations from around the world, nearly all from 2016 and 2017. This edition contains 181 illustrations and entries for approximately 307 stations reported in North America in 2016 and 2017 (280 North American shortwave stations and 27 from Europe and South America).

Now I have my fingers crossed that the files will be OK and the printer won't have any problems.

Then, I'll have to start work on the 2019 Pirate Radio Annual . . .