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Author Topic: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021  (Read 1649 times)

Offline Ray Lalleu

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Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« on: September 16, 2021, 1012 UTC »
on 6305.05
1009 '...all Europe radio, shortwave ! ', music, 1013 Beatles "Back to the USSR",
1015 DJ with ID+@, "Louie Louie", 1019
1035 music

(1234 no signal)

edit : Merlin was raided this morning, while Paul Watt was not even at home,
and a lot of equipment has disappeared, even his personal computer.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 1236 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 0948 UTC »
Just seen on FB that Merlin were raided yesterday.

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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 1757 UTC »
 :( To be honest, it surprised me that Merlin was not raided sooner by Ofcom.  Since the Covid pandemic, from March 2020, Merlin has been broadcasting almost 24/7 on the same frequency, and to be honest, from a site presumed to already be known by Ofcom and the police. Those factors do make an eventual raid more likely and much less expensive to organise successfully by Ofcom.
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2021, 1818 UTC »

edit : Merlin was raided this morning, while Paul Watt was not even at home,
and a lot of equipment has disappeared, even his personal computer.

I am so sad to read this.

For what it is worth, I don't see any information on this on the official RMI Twitter and Facebook pages, but that doesn't mean much:
https://twitter.com/radiomerlin?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/rmi.shortwave


EDIT: Sorry. Here's a comment from yesterday:
https://twitter.com/G4HTZ/status/1438566638664785921


:( To be honest, it surprised me that Merlin was not raided sooner by Ofcom.

Predictability is a liability. If they know when you will be on, it makes their job a lot easier.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 1826 UTC by KaySeeks »
Just somebody with a radio, a computer and a pair of headphones...

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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 1952 UTC »
That's a bummer, I liked their choice of music and they could be heard here almost every day.  :(
« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 1954 UTC by Grey Fox »
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 2347 UTC »
    An unpleasant event, pity them! :'( :'(
Do you know something The Vault has been silent for many days? :-[

edit by Ray :

The Vault :
heard on Tuesday 7th of September, more than 3 hours in the afternoon.
No night transmission heard recently
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 2306 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2021, 2355 UTC »
Do you know something The Vault has been silent for many days? :-[

Yes, I noticed that too but I thought that their TX is in the Irish Republic.
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2021, 0023 UTC »
   Thanks Friends for the reassuring information, also to you Mystery 21 Keeper for the direct confirmation of the situation :)
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Re: Radio Merlin Int. (raided) 6305 AM 1009 UTC 16 Sep 2021
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 2104 UTC »
all charges against radio merlin have been dropped. Merlin will return next summer having a rest

 


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