News about free radio stations on shortwave and mediumwave, and free radio logs from Newfoundland, Canada.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Logs, October 1 and QSL from Enterhaken

I haven't had much hobby time lately, but yesterday was my birthday, so I set aside a few hours for the radio.  It wasn't a busy night, and there was lot of noise from static crashes, but I did manage to hear a few stations.

6320,0 . . 1803 . UNID, folk music, “Hot Legs”, Tina Turner, no announcements heard, 25432
6295,2 . . 1950 . Radio Klabauterman, weak music and talk, ID popped out of noise at 2001, c/d 2004, 25441
6304,8 . . 2056 . Radio Merlin Int., Aerosmith “Crazy”, ID, 25341
3905,0 . . 2135 . Skyline Int. Radio, “Honky Tonk Women”, “Little Green Bag”,, 23442
6974,9 . . 2145 . Orion 2000, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet”, “Sugar, Sugar”, ID, 24442, sporadic OTHR QRM
6315,8 . . 2154 . OZNRH,, jazz music, ID, c/d 2203, 24442

I have received a few QSLs in the last few months, which I will post when I get a chance.

But there is one that I would like to share now.  This card from Radio Enterhaken is probably one of the nicest, most imaginative pirate QSLs I have ever received.


And they also sent a copy through the mail with all the data listed on the back!  Thanks!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Back at the radio - Logs, Sept. 10

It has been a while since I have had a chance to listen.  I took down my antenna feed in May while I was finishing my new deck.  I was thinking it would just take a month or so, but things kept coming up, and then it was summer and I was out of town quite a bit.  Finally got everything connected again yesterday.

Here are my logs from last night:

6210,0 . . 2047 . Radio Blackbeard, ID/email, dance, 25442
6315,8 . . 2105 . Radio OZNRH, jazz, IDs, 24442
6284,8 . . 2123 . Focus Int., Hall and Oates “Out of Touch”, ID, 35443
6385,2 . . 2129 . Studio 52, Bon Jovi “Bed of Roses”, 33442, occasional over the horizon radar
6305,2 . . 2131 . Radio Marabu, talk in German, jingle ID, 34442
6235,0 . . 2136 . Ronnie AM, rock music, talk, greeting, just at noise level, 15441
6265,0 . . 2144 . Radio Mr. Cash, “Ring of Fire”, 25442
6320,0 . . 2212 .  Mustang Radio, country, guitar instrumentals, “Shakin All Over”, 45443
6265,0 . . 2350 . Johnny Tobacco, polka, ID, greetings, polka version of “You Are My Sunshine”, 45443, c/d 2359

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Logs, May 3-7 and QSLs from Quadzilla, Countdown, Felix, Latino & XTC.

May 3
6970,0u . 1925 . IBC, Italian? reggae song, mutilingual ID, 25441
6290,0 . . 1945 . UNID, polkas, no ID heard, c/d 2032, , 25432
6255,3 . . 2040 . Radio Desperado, pop music, talk, U2 “Where the Streets Have No Name”, moved to 6282 at 2145, ID and greetings at 2225
6205,0 . . 2158 . Energy FM, jingle ID, news, dance, 35443
6964,8 . . 2215 . QBC Int.?, very weak music fading in and out, first time anything heard here for several weeks

May 4
6214,0 . . 2200 . Radio Barraquda, car ad, Beatles, “Eleanor Rigby”, 25442

May 6
6295,0 . . 2002 . Radio Jan Rommel?, old country, long breaks between songs, 25442
6303,9 . . 2020 . Radio Batavier, “Love Potion No. 9”, guitar instrumental, Beatles “Help”, 25442
6400,0L . 2034 . Radio Felix?, reggae, pop, 23441
6265.0 . . 2308 . Radio Rock ‘n Roll, just caught the last song, 25442, c/d

May 7 
6279,8 . . 2000 . UNID, pop music, talk by woman in unid anguage, relay?, 24442, upto 35443 at 2115 with talk by man and woman
6259,8 . . 2020 . Radio Mazda, Spin Doctors “Two Princes”, greetings, ID, 25442
6297,0 . . 2043 . Radio Jan Rommel?, continuous country, 24442
6325,0 . . 2050 . Radio Montferland, “Arms of Mary”, Feargal Sharkey “A Good Heart”, ID, greetings, 25442
6304,8 . . 2135 . Radio Merlin Int, Bowie "Ashes to Ashes",  25542
6290,6 . . 2145 . Radio Sallandse Boer, 80’s pop, CCR “Someday Never Comes”, ID, 25442
6214,0u . 2152 . Radio Barraquda?, old standards, 25442
6300.0 . . 2200 . Radio Wilskracht, “Forever Angel”, “Sound of Silence”, ID, 24442
6935,0 . . 2220 . TRX Radio, country show, 35443
6295,0 . . 2225 . Radio Desperado, “Wake Up Little Suzie”, ID, greetings, 24442
6955,0 . . 2322 . Radio Orion 2000, Billy Idol “White Wedding”, ID, 25342
6290,0 . . 0005 . Radio Johnny Tobacco, polkas, country, 45444, c/d 0010

I have received some nice new QSLs this week.  It is always appreciated when a station makes that extra effort to reply to my reports, and to send a QSL.  Thank you very much guys.






Friday, 6 May 2016

Test tonight from Radio Rock 'n Roll

Radio Rock 'n Roll will test tonight at 2200 UTC on 6260 kHz (or nearby if 6260 is not free).

Good luck.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Logs, April 30 - May 2 and QSL from new station Radio Rock 'n Roll

Saturday night was incredibly busy on the shortwaves, and signals were decent.

Saturday, April 30
6267,0 . . 1850 . Radio Jan Rommel, faded in with mellow music, 25441
6320,0 . . 1855 . Radio Joey, dance, reggae, 25441
6293,0 . . 1935 . Radio Jan Rommel, country, 24442
6300,0 . . 1945 . Radio TRX, 50’s music, finally ID at 2034, 25442
6261,8 . . 1950 . Radio Mazda, CCR “Hey Tonight”, “Venus”, ID, 25442
6280,0 . . 2035 . Free Radio Victoria, ID/email, “Down in the Boondocks”, “The Tide is High”, 24442
6400,0L . 2045 . Radio Felix, ID, greetings, “Pop Muzik”, 24442
6935,0 . . 2058 . TRX Radio, 50’s music, 35443
6267,9 . . 2100 . Radio White Giant, “Pump Up the Volume”, jingle ID, c/d 2107, 34442
6210,2 . . 2110 . Radio Merlin Int., ID, pop, 24442
6310,0 . . 2128 . Batavier Radio, pop, ID, country, 35442
6300,0 . . 2135 . Radio Nightrider, ID, “Those Were the Days”, greetings, 24432
6226,0 . . 2145 . Radio Bubblegum, ID, Iron Maiden “Aces High” live, 25442
6238,6 . . 2150 . UNID, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin Yet”, announced a test transmission,but no ID, 45443
6060,0 . . 2156 . Radio Revival, “Crocodile Rock”, IDs by woman, 33442, QRM from China
6325,3 . . 2205 . Radio Caroline (tent), mellow pop, IDs too weak to copy,
4035,0 . . 2210 . TRX Radio, blues music, ID, 35443
6280,0 . . 2300 . Rock 'n Roll Radio, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, ID, 35442
1625,0 . . 2332 . Radio Vrolijke Minjwerker, talk in Dutch, Dutch music, ID via Iann’s chat, 24342
1642v . .  0020 . Radio Casablanca, greetings, dance, c/d 0029, 24341
4026,0 . . 0040 . Laser Hot Hits, ID, pop, 35442
4015,0 . . 0045 . Laser Hot Hits, “Good Times”, ID, 45443
6205,0 . . 0050 . Energy FM, dance, ID, 35443

Sunday, May 1
6285,0 . . 1907 . Radio Jan Rommel (station of a thousand names), lots of talk, greeting listeners, instrumentals, polka, 25442
6399,9 . . 1915 . Radio Blauwe Panter, greetings listeners, music weaker than voice, fading, 24431
6306,0 . . 1945 . Radio Joey, Happy Xmas (War is Over)”, “Under Pressure”, greetings, 25442
6230,0 . . 2030 . Radio XTC, weak music and talk, ute QRM made details impossible, ID via Iann’s chat, c/d 2037, 23441
6320,0 . . 2040 . Little Feat Radio, jingle ID, British pop, ID, “Son of a Preacher Man”, greetings, “Rhythm of the Rain”, c/d 2104, 25442
6970,0L . 2059 . Baltic Sea Radio, very weak music, seagull ID, 15441
6260,0 . . 2110 . Rock 'n Roll Radio, rock music, ID “This is Radio Rock and Roll on the shortwave”, c/d 2131, 25442
6265,3 . . 2123 . Radio Desperado, “Cocaine”, “One Night in Bangkok”, 25442
6205,0u . 2200 . Radio Barraquda, Italian pop, ad for Barracuda car, c/d 2206, 35442 (just an empty carrier from Energy FM relay tonight)
5835,0 . . 2214 . Laser Hot Hits, pop, jingle ID, 35442
1629,0 . . 2303 . UNID (Greece), Greek style music and talk with echo, 24432

Monday, May 2
6300,4 . . 2010 . Radio Batavier, “Pussycat, Pussycat”, Stones “Angie”, 25442
6324,8 . . 2020 . Radio Rainbow Int., greetings, ID, pop, 25442

I also received QSL No. 1 from new Italian station Rock 'n Roll Radio, heard with a test broadcast on Saturday and again on Sunday night.  Thanks Alex!


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Logs, April 29

6740,0 . . 2015 . Pioneer AM Radio, pop, 25442
6315,0 . . 2035 . TRX Radio, 50’s music, moved to 6305 at 2041, 35442
6265,3 . . 2057 . Radio Desperado, Turtles “So Happy Together”, 24442, up to 35443 by 2210, ID, greetings, Bangles “Manic Monday”
6284,9 . . 2125 . Radio 42, mellow music, polka, ID said would c/d, 25441
6290,3 . . 2130 . Crazy Radio Berlin, weak music and talk, c/d 2141,  ID via Iann’s chat, 24441
6300,4 . . 2149 . Radio Sallandse Boer, Bon Jovi, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, 34443

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Logs, April 20, 22 & 28 and QSLs from MRI and Dr. Tim

It has been an interesting week here on "the rock".  We had a "snow day" last Wednesday (49 cm), but it was almost all gone by Sunday.  Yesterday saw another 20 cm, which is almost gone today.  In Newfoundland, spring is often just a date on the calender.

Here are some logs from the last week:

April 20
5810,0 . . 1915 . UNID, Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”, continuous pop, Scorpions “Wind of Change”, no announcements heard, 25442
5802,0 . . 1920 . Radio Boomerang, dance, polka, ID, 25442
5855,0 . . 1950 . Energy FM, dance, ID, 25442
5835,0 . . 2000 . Laser Hot Hits, pop, ID, 25441
6299,8 . . 2017 . Radio Verona Int., Dutch music and talk, moved to 6305 at 2018, then 6325 a minute later, ID, greetings, 25442
6265,2 . . 2028 . Radio Desperado, Abba “Fernando”, 25441
6305,0 . . 2120 . TRX Radio, blues show, jingle ID, c/d 2200, 35443
6735,0u . 2134 . Cool AM Radio, old song with female singer, just at noise level on peaks,

April 22
6282,0 . . 2035 . UNID, heavy metal, country, laugh track, c/d 2040, 45443
6300,0 . . 2040 . Radio Tidalwave, ID, greetings, “What is Love”, “Dreadlock Holiday”, 45444
6280,0 . . 2055 . Radio Enterhaken, long jingle ID/email by woman with British accent, short talk in Dutch or German, could not understand, SSTV, c/d, 24442, ID via Iann’s chat
6265,0 . . 2100 . Radio Desperado, mellow music, 25442
6210,0u . 2109 . UNID, “Le Freake”, 35442
6260,0 . . 2113 . UNID, talk by man with British accent, Motown style song, 24431
6305,0 . . 2155 . TRX Radio, blues show, ID, 35443
6295,0 . . 2200 . Odynn Radio, rock song, ID, 35442

April 28
6970,0u . 1956 . IBC, email, pop, 25442
6300,0 . . 2005 . UNID, “Rock Around the Clock”, 25432
6265,3 . . 2022 . Radio Desperado, “Dream, Dream, Dream”, ID, 25441, up to 35442 by 2230 with “Luka”
6280,7 . . 2027 . Radio Batavier, country music, ID, 25442
6305,0? . 2040 . UNID, dance music, audible in lsb and usb, not am, 14441
6965,0L . 2158 . Baltic Sea Radio, “Chicken Dance”, ID/email, 24442
5835,0 . . 2215 . Laser Hot Hits, dance, jingle ID, 35443
4029,0 . . 2220 . Laser Hot Hits,  repeat of Sunday show, ID, 25442
6205,1 . . 2225 . Energy FM. Dance, ID, 45444

I also received a few QSLs this week.  First is Marconi Radio International, who sent me 3 QSLs.  Since they are all the same design, here is the first:


Nice that I was able to be their first report from outside Europe (SDRs not included).  Thanks MRI.

As well, MRI sent the following info:
"As from 3 May 2016 MRI will start a regular service  on Wednesdays, from 1800 to 1900 UTC, from 2000 to 2100 UTC, from 2200 to 2300 UTC on 7690 kHz USB mode  (alternative frequencies: 7700 and 7790 kHz) with a power of 100 watts. Additional broadcasts may also be aired during week-end."

I also received this great QSL from Dr. Tim:


Thanks Doc.