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European Pirate / The Vault 6985 AM 1700 UTC 28 July 2020
« on: July 28, 2020, 1709 UTC »
via Dutch SDR

S I O = 4minus 4 3plus

QRM, morse and buzzing

Another You by The Seekers
Genesis , Turn  It On Again
Bangkok mentioned in track

Logged: via sdr located in Leiden
SI O: 34 3 PLUS
Signal strength meter: mainly S5-S6, peaking S7 at times
Fading: slow and slight
Modulation level: good
Audio quality: good
COMMENT: no announcements aired so far; station is RPI
as the music played corresponds exactly to the tracks that
I had heard during a previous transmission from the station
on the 60 metre tropical band.

Logged: via sdr receiver located in England
Mode: AM (Narrow) 
S I O: 2+ 4 3 
SDR’s signal meter: mainly S5, but peaking S6
Fading: moderate and slow
Modulation levels: good for both music and announcements
Audio quality: good
Comment(s): barely readable
                    rock music       
                    one station ID aired so far

European Pirate / Radio OZ-Viola 5825 AM 0835 UTC 27 Sept 2019
« on: September 27, 2019, 0900 UTC »

SI O=33 3plus at best.

S7 at times.

Light jazz. Continuous music apart from -

Announcement in English - this is a test broadcast from Radio...........

Weaker on a Swiss sdr right now.

European Pirate / Unid 6300 USB 0740 UTC 27 Sept 2019
« on: September 27, 2019, 0800 UTC »
Via UK sdr

Peaking S5

SIO = 343

Male vocalist singing one song.

Then monologue. Foreign lanmguage - but male said hello hello from time to time.

I listened for about 10 minutes.

General Radio Discussion / Limits of SW broadcasting bands 18 Sep 2019
« on: September 19, 2019, 0010 UTC »
I recall that 5800 Khz is the low frequency end of the 49 metre international broadcast band.

In fact, there is a licensed stateside religious broadcaster operating on 5800 Khz AM.

Presumably said station broadcasts with high power - usually it is heard rather well  Europe-wide.   

QSLs Received / Radio Pamela International 5035 AM
« on: September 17, 2019, 1820 UTC »
Radio Pamela International has sent me two E-QSLs in double-quick time following this late afternoon's transmission on 5035 Khz AM.

Many thanks to the team there.

Thanks are also due to Terry Colgan of Austin, Texas for providing me with their e-mail address.

General Radio Discussion / IRCs Maligned
« on: August 18, 2019, 0904 UTC »
There's one free radio station that broadcasts to Europe and beyond that claims to have an  "excellent hard copy QSL' available to listeners who submit reception reports by snail mail to a Dutch postal address.

However, said station claims on air on HF that it does not wish listeners seeking  their 'excellent A5 hard QSLs' to send IRCs as they are 'difficult to exchange'
Said station is asking listeners after its hard copy QSLs to send US dollars instead of IRCs by snail mail as payment.

However, is it not ILLEGAL to send hard cash in the snail mail system? Note that the country in which a listener is resident could discover this 'illegal act'  when the letter is firstly processed by said country's mail security scanners, if any. And then there's the Dutch end who might well do likewise. 

I think that that station's operator is clever enough to identify easily which countries belong to the IPU, as well as those that don't. I also think that those countries that aren't in the IPU will have no IRCs to issue; by contrast, IPU member countries will have IRCs for issuance.

That station needs to get a grip - after all, this ain't rocket science, and actually nowhere near it - not good to steer listeners in the direction of breakung the law. >:(


European Pirate / Focus Int 5805 AM 0930 UTC 17 Aug 2019
« on: August 17, 2019, 0954 UTC »

Steady music noted with minimal fading, but under the noise.

Hence unreadable at present across the UK. :(

Presumed Focus Int.

I expect it is probable that the station will be receivable rather soon
with very good reception across the UK and Eire as the skip shortens.  ;)


European Pirate / Focus Int 0750 UTC 5799 AM 14 Aug 2019
« on: August 14, 2019, 0807 UTC »
Via Swiss SDR

RNLI promo, station ID, Offshore Echos promo, music 'Hands Up? Voice of Terry Phillips, Say you love me, Fleetwood Mac, Don't drink and drive promo

SINPO 33543



Peaking S7

European Pirate / FRS-Holland:Update
« on: August 10, 2019, 1854 UTC »
Tomorrow repeat July 28th broadcast

Dear FRS Friends,

On July 31st we sent out a mail informing about a possible repeat of our July 28th broadcast.
That repeat was planned for last Sunday but: a faulty 5810 transmitter made us decide to
wait another week hoping the rig would be repaired in time.

The current situation is that it's most likely the rig will be repaired for tomorrow. However...most likely is nót 100%!

Anyway, the repeat will take place tomorrow Sunday August 11th.

The time schedule will be the same as it was two weeks ago: 16:52- 20:55 UTC/ 18:52- 22:55 CEST.
Frequencies: either 7700 only or (hopefully!) 7700//5810 kHz.

We are eager to hear from you either via frs@frsholland.nl or of course P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, The Netherlands.

In three weeks time- Sunday September 1st- FRS-Holland hopes to celebrate its 39th anniversary.
That will also be a Sunday evening broadcast. Details will follow in the final August week.

Details are still to be read on our site:

Have a good weekend!

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS crew being Jan, Roger, Mike, Dave, Brian & Bert.

European Pirate / Unid 6525 AM 0330 UTC 10 August 2019
« on: August 10, 2019, 0406 UTC »
'They call me the woman man', part of soul song lyrics.

Soul music tracks, male and female vocalists.

SINPO = 35423

Peaking at S6.

The modulation is good.

Via Lanzenhausern SDR, Schweiz. 

European Pirate / Unid 6525 AM 0915 UTC 9 August 2019
« on: August 09, 2019, 0929 UTC »
SIO 343

Deep fades; fading in and out regularly and rather quickly.

Peaking S6.

Received via UK SDR.

Motown music.

European Pirate / Unid 6530 AM 2000 UTC
« on: August 08, 2019, 2018 UTC »
via Swiss SDR

Motown music :), but no station IDs up to now. :(

Probably 'Unid' formerly on 6525 has changed frequency to avoid QRM. :)

SIO is 243 :)

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