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Not sure what I am listening to.  Sounds like a white man rapping.

Not bad signal (S8-S9)  but noisy here in SE PA

SINPO: 35333


p.s.    Now into much stranger music.....

QSLs Received / Germany Calling EQSL
« on: November 10, 2014, 1518 UTC »
Received this eQSL this morning.  Thanks Germany Calling for the great show.


General Radio Discussion / Free Radio Weekly #948 - April 19, 2014
« on: April 19, 2014, 1644 UTC »
                                            FREE RADIO WEEKLY #948: April 19, 2014
                                      Covering Free Radio activity from April 12 – 18, 2014

Ragnar Danskjold (Piratesweek+FRW@gmail.com)
Harold Frodge (yukon@tm.net)
Dave Turnick (caodwolf@gmail.com)
Larry Will (radio@zappahead.net)

Saturdays at 0000 UTC (Friday night in North America)

Editor Assignments:
FRW 948 (Apr 19) Dave
FRW 949 (Apr 26) Ragnar


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FREE RADIO WEEKLY is an e-mail only newsletter devoted to the hobby of listening to hobby pirates and distributed free to those who contribute.
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#944 Contributors
William Hassig, 102 North Russell Street. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-2443
Edward Kusalik, P.O.Box 253 Daysland, Alberta T0B 1A0  Canada (radiobuff2000@yahoo.com)
Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702  (wghauser@yahoo.com)
Harold Frodge: 5525 Whitehall St., Midland, MI
Chris Lobell, Box 80146 Stoneham, MA 02180 USA
Ron Hunsicker: 1238 Cleveland Avenue, Wyomissing, PA 19610-2102
Larry Will, radio@zappahead.net

>>>Stations Logged  <<<

The Crystal Ship
Channel Z Radio
Pirate Radio Boston
Radio True North
Chairman of the Board
Wolverine Radio
Eclipse Radio
Radio Mushroom
Radio Free Whatever

Time, all times are UTC

*** The Crystal Ship ***

 6850.5am, 4-9-14, 0005-0124utc, fair/poor, narrow audio like thru phone line, "flower power program", songs from late 60's, "if you're going to San Francisco", Small Faces: "Itchycoo Park", "along comes Mary", "8 miles high", "journey to center of your mind", J Airplane: "white rabbit", "I had too much to dream", Strawberry Alarm Clock: "incense & peppermints", "just dropped in to see what condition etc", "pictures of matchstick men", "green tambourine", "happy together", "where have all the flowers gone", off air, tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)

The Crystal Ship, 6876am, 4-14-14, 0209-0228utc, fair/poor with static due to rain, Cher: "Gypsies tramps & thieves", song "take money & run", said "listening to 70's jukebox on TCS", songs "magic man", "go your own way", tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL

The Crystal Ship 6850.65, April 11 at 0101, pirate music here, poor signal, then kid dialog, 0103 e-mail but missed it, Tarzan yell, ``operator of The Crystal Ship`` mentioned, music; 0114 ``the Bubblegum Express``, more such music; 0124 ``Why aren`t you a Democrat?``, ``The-Crystal-Ship`` ID by roboyl. TCS was on 48 hours earlier with advance notice, but none tonight. Looks like we`ll have to bandscan down to here not to miss a pirate below 7 MHz. I was tuning on USB, but then found it just as readable on LSB, so maybe it was AM, but seemed like the carrier was somewhat reduced. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1717, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

Crystal Ship: 6876/AM, 0106-0115+, 14-April; Rock tunes; presume them from e-mail alert from The Poet. SIO=322 w/strong buzz QRM & possible pescadores. Best in LSB. (Frodge-MI)

TCS/The Crystal Ship, 6876 AM, 0206-0228*, 04-14-14. SIO: 343 ID by YL, into "Indian Reservation" by Don Farden, "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher among others. [Lobdell-MA]

The Crystal Ship 6850.5 AM, The Crystal Ship, 0014-0110 Apr 9, tuned in to The Byrd’s with Eight Miles High followed by nice ID at 0020 (“You are tuned to The Crystal Ship”) followed by Jefferson Airplane tune.  Poor to fair with substantial noise marring reception.  (D’Angelo-PA)

The Crystal Ship, 6876am, 4-14-14, 0209-0228utc, fair/poor with static due to rain, Cher: "Gypsies tramps & thieves", song "take money & run", said "listening to 70's jukebox on TCS", songs "magic man", "go your own way", tcsshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)

*** Channel Z Radio ***

 6150.5am, 4-9-14, 0102utc, poor/weak, pop tunes, WB Merry Melodies theme, Big Ben chimes, channelzradio@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)

Channel Z, 6150 AM, 0017-0046*, 04-18-14 SIO: 444 Brit Andy Walker with "Before They Were Famous" part 3. Early tunes by Neil Young, Beatles, David Jones, Queen, Rush, etc. [Lobdell-MA]

Channel Z, 6925 AM, *0047-0133+, 04-18-14 SIO: 343/232 Andy Walker with part 4 of "Before They Were Famous". Sign on with "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Deodato.. Pesce QRM in LSB [Lobdell-MA]

Channel Z Radio 6150.5 AM, Channel Z Radio, 0018-0115 Apr 9, DJ Andy Walker with chatter, IDs and mentioning this was Part 2 of his Before They Were Famous” oldies rock music program. Fair.(D’Angelo-PA)

Channel Z Radio 6925.1 AM Channel Z Radio, 0138-0152 Apr 18, another segment of Before They Were Famous with DJ Andy Walker, many station IDs and usual banter between songs. Fair. (D’Angelo-PA)

Channel Z Radio. Friday, April 18, 2014, 0057, 6925 am. Music, B-52's Channel Z, "Channel Z" ID at 0102, and into Andy Walker's "the music they made before they were famous" show "part 4". Song by the Isley Brothers with Jimi Hendrix on guitar at 0112. s9, good, some occasional deep fades. (Will-MD)

*** Pirate Radio Boston ***

 6948am, 4-9-14, 0120utc, poor, pop tunes, ID, email address, pirateradioboston@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)

*** Radio True North ***

 6950am/6955am, 4-12-14, 0202utc, poor/weak, freq switch at 0300utc, heard ID ok, music, rapid fading, radiotruenorth@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)

Radio True North; 6955/AM, 0347-0356+, 12-Apr; Hotel California &other lite rock;; mentioned Echo 1. SIO=3+53- (Frodge-MI) PIRATE-EURO. TRX-Holland, 6305 AM, 2331-2333* SIO: 232 just caught tail end of show with "My Baby Left Me" by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup. and ID.[Lobdell-MA]

*** Chairman of the Board Radio ***

 6935usb, 4-12-14, 0343utc, fair, Frank Sinatra singing "my kind of town" and others. (Hassig-IL)

*** WPOD ***

6930USB "W P O D ...Punk Radio"  0234-0302*  Noted this station with a program of Punk Rock Music by Groups, caught at partial ID at 0234 by a YL for "W P O D " and then again at 0240 as "North America to the World..this is W P O D .... Punk Radio" by a male speaker (and again the same ID at 0245) had a great signal (and audio) till about 0257 hrs the signal began to deteriorate somewhat. There was occasional interference from a "Bubbles" jamming (but strange only when the ID was being given? Especially at sign-off) At 03:02 the finally iD the announcer thank for the time for listening to this show, and gave the world wide net reference (but e-mail address that I could make out) and the YL gave the finally ID and sign-off...Thank you again W P O D for this Broadcast and your first show out here in Western Canada. (Kusalik-AB)

*** Wolverine Radio ***

6940-USB, UT Sunday April 13 at 0101, pirate music, fair signal, blues to honky-tonk segués. Smax of Wolverine Radio, and that`s exactly the quick two-word ID I hear between songs at 0107.5 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

*** Eclipse Radio ***

 6925-USB, April 15 at 0540, poor signal with pirate saying we are also observing Passover tonight, Pepsi(?) ad, OTR clip of ``American Jewish Hour presents Yiddish melodies in swing``, neat but not much music; 0543 ``this is Eclipse Radio`` and next number, ``Moonlight over Naples``, will be the last, before he ``goes out to get hammered and watch the eclipse``. 0545 talking over that music with another ID, mentioning Chris Smolinski, 0547 ``this has been Eclipse Radio, perhaps again during the next eclipse``, and off. Please QSL. (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1717, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

*** XLR8 ***

 6930-USB, April 16 at 0116, jazz/swing pirate music, 0121 long pause and clear ID as ``X-L-R-8``, another long pause and 0122 more music. Amid, visual non-DX was the firing up of my streetlight at 0117-0118 UT April 16, listening every spring evening, other things being equal such as clear sky at sunset (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

*** Radio Mushroom ***

 6930 USB, 0007-0024*, 04-12-14 Rock tunes by Billy Idol, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple. IDs, OM announcer saying station was "powered by pure nuclear energy". [Lobdell-MA]

Radio Mushroom 6930.02USB    12 April 2014    2330-2334*”Smoke on the Water," and an ID and email address and felicitations from Radio Mushroom.  (10 dB over S9 with S7 noise, Hunsicker, PA)

*** Radio Free Whatever ***

 6949 AM, 2314-0014*, 04-17/18-14. SIO: 343 Dick Weed and Stephen with an RPM show featuring music from the 1930's, including Count Basie. [Lobdell-MA]

*** WBNY ***

 Friday, April 18, 2014, 1429, 6950 am. Rock 'n' roll song, Monkeshines. ID, "Bad monkey Friday, Bad Friday" ID at 1431, into Tweeter and the Monkey Man by The Flying Wilburys at 1431. S7/s9, good. (Will-MD)

WBNY. Friday, April 18, 2014, 2126, 6925 am. Music, Tweeter and the Monkey Man by the Traveling Wilburys. WBNY Bad Friday show again, same as logged earlier today on 6950. At 2127, an ID, "WBNY monkey boys “and off after several seconds of open carrier. s9/s15, very good. (Will-MD)



PIRATE-EURO. Radio Countdown-Holland, 6296 AM, 2157-2316*, 04-12-14 SIO: 343 OM announcer with IDs and talk in Dutch/English. Tunes by Depeche Mode, Snap, Damon Paul, Toto, Ultravox, etc. ID 2314 before closing down at 2316 UTC. [Lobdell-MA]

PIRATE-EURO. Radio Akai-Holland, 6325 AM, 2203-2213*, 04-12-14 SIO: 232OM anncr in Dutch/English with Johnny Cash singing "I Walk the Line" in German. ID/shout outs to those posting on Iann's Chat site. [Lobdell-MA]

None Reported

PIRATE (No. Am.)    6150.5 Channel Z Radio verified an electronic report with a full data “Keep Calm” QSL #266 from Commando indicating 25 watts in 8 days. “My latest experiment was to try broadcasting in the middle of the international 49 meter band, in the hopes of surprising some casual listeners, or DXers just tuning around.  It’s good to know that you could hear me.  You heard one of the special “Before They Were Famous” programs from guest DJ Andy Walker.  I was very lucky to have Andy do these shows for Channel Z Radio, as he has been in semi-retirement the past three years, with only occasional guest appearances on Crazy Wave Radio in Germany, and now for the third time on Channel Z Radio.  “Before They Were Famous-Part 4” has already been recorded, and will air sometime very soon … Channel Z has been on the air since November 2004, and started because of my interest in building homemade shortwave transmitters.  To date, Channel Z has been heard in 30 states, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Newfoundland, Norway, Poland and Venezuela; all on homebrewed transmitters.  This time I was using my favorite transmitter, the Commando, designed by Dave Martin of WNKR.  The Commando does 25 watts carrier on 43 meters with a 14 VDC supply.  The antenna was a horizontal dipole, cut for 6200 kHz, and was approximately 15 meters above ground.”  (D’Angelo-PA)

Electronic Mail Addresses for stations


FYI, starting Tuesday 15 April 2014 thru Monday 21 April 2014 if you go to nostalgiadigest.com then click on "Those Were The Days - Nostalgia Digest" then click on the picture of the Zenith radio dial, you can hear the Saturday 12 April 2014 broadcast of "those were the days" which features the 90th anniversary of WLS. It includes a speed corrected playing of the 6 May 1937 broadcast of the Hindenburg crash at Lakehurst NJ, a half hour of programming from "the new" WLS after going top forty in 1960, an interview of one of the DJ's from the 1960's, etc. William Hassig, williamhassig@yahoo.com

73’s.  Dave


QSLs Received / Channel Z QSL
« on: March 16, 2014, 1918 UTC »
Cool eQSL from Channel Z !  Thanks a bunch.


QSLs Received / Pseudo Radio QSL
« on: March 16, 2014, 1642 UTC »
Received at 2014 NASWA Winter Fest a beautiful tube-plaque QSL.  I got # 5 so there are at least four others out there in the pipeline.

Thanks  Pseudo Radio  !!

QSLs Received / Hit Parade Radio QSL
« on: January 12, 2014, 1440 UTC »
Thanks for the eQSL and for countdown.

QSLs Received / WMMR - Mysterious Mystic Radio QSL
« on: January 11, 2014, 1706 UTC »
Received in yesterdays mail a unique QSL and pennant on cardboard.  Thanks  Farmer John !

QSLs Received / Turkey Breast Radio QSL
« on: November 30, 2013, 2156 UTC »
Received eQSL this morning for last nights broadcast.    So sad for Big Bird...

QSLs Received / X-FM Shortwave
« on: November 20, 2013, 1415 UTC »
Received eQSL this morning from X-FM Shortwave.   

Thanks for the QSL !  Dave

QSLs Received / Cool AM Radio QSL - The Blues
« on: November 19, 2013, 1633 UTC »
Received eQSL for last nights Blues Show in about 30 minutes.  

Thanks  Cool AM Radio !

Shortwave Pirate / Cool AM Radio - 19 Nov 6930 USB 0310
« on: November 19, 2013, 0325 UTC »
Playing the blues.  Good signal with some fading here at French Creek DXepidition ( SE PA)


Rough copy of the 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'  on 6935 USB here in SE PA

Off at 0122


QSLs Received / KAMP QSL
« on: October 19, 2013, 2238 UTC »
Received e-mail verification sent by Alan Masyga.  Apologized for the delay. 

Took me awhile to figure this one out.  Dug into the logbook and found a 4/16/13 broadcast by KAMP.  Have noted several times 'Alan Masyga Project.


QSLs Received / CHKN & WCS Radio QSL's
« on: September 29, 2013, 1312 UTC »
Received QSL's from CHKN and WCS Radio plus a large bounty of goodies via WBNY Pirate Shortwave.  Tons of stickers,  magnets,  mouse pad, cap, T-Shirt, pen and much more.  Very nice surprise.

Thank you WBNY !

Shortwave Pirate / ECHO One 6925 AM, 7/15/2013, 0318 UTC
« on: July 15, 2013, 0325 UTC »
Poor with fading, pescador interference and static bursts here in SE PA  :'(

SINPO   22222

0318-A Broadway tune perhaps

0321-Station ID and rock music


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