Monday, September 29, 2014

Radio Monique

Radio Monique*, transmitting somewhere from "the North Sea" (the Netherlands), was logged on 29 September 2014. Music by Nena and Simple Minds, Scorpions - "Wind of Change", REM - " End of the World", reggae tune "I Need Your Love", old Dutch tune, Rod Stewart - "Reason to Believe", "Suspicious Minds" and frequent station IDs "Radio Monique... Shortwave...from the North Sea" was heard from 19.10 to 19.50 UTC. Reception on 6.300 kHz was (SINPO)34323 -- fair signal strength with fading and atmospheric noise, but clear and audible at times; reception worsened at 19.43 UTC onward to 23211 - long fades and very noisy between peaks of audio.

Reception report was emailed on 29 September 2014 and followed up on the following day. On 30 September 2014, Radio Monique replied with an eQSL and message, stating: "Thanks for the mail. You did listen to radio Monique, we confirm that! Great you enjoyed the transmission!  Please be a free member as listener or station of  www.piratesforpeace.tk "

Email:
radiomoniqueradio@hotmail.nl

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Tip & Elvis Show

Tip & Elvis Show*, transmitting from the Netherlands, was logged on 27 September 2014. Uninterrupted music, including Sam Cooke - "Bring It on Home", "Hey Ma-Ma" (Africa beat), Ziggy Marley - "Tomorrow People", Golden Earring - "Another 45 Miles to Go", "You Don't Have to Be the Only One", and more Eighties' tunes, was observed from 19.40 to 20.05 UTC. Reception on 6.205 kHz was (SINPO) 55545 - excellent!

Reception report was emailed on 27 and follow-up email on 29 September 2014.

Email:
t.eshow@hotmail.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Radio Klabautermann

Radio Klabautermann*, transmitting somewhere in western Germany, 27 September 2014. Polka music, DJ mentioning station ID "Radio Klabautermann...west side of Germany" and "closing down" was from 19.20 to 19.26 UTC. Reception on 6.285 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 - excellent!

Reception report was emailed on 27 and follow-up email on 29 September 2014.

Email:
radioklabautermann@gmx.net

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Radio Pandora

Radio Pandora*, transmitting from the UK, was logged on 27 September 2014. Station ID and DJ chatting between on over dance music, including Joe Jackson's - "When You're Not Around", was heard from 19.05 to 19.25 UTC. Reception on 6.387 kHz was (SINPO) 23332 - weak but audible signal, at times indeciferable due to utility QRM, fading and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on 27 and follow-up email on 29 September 2014.

Email:
pandoraradio@hotmail.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekend Music Radio (WMR)

Weekend Music Radio (WMR)*, transmitting from Scotland, was logged on 28 September 2014. Between 18.15 to 18.45 UTC, a DJ chatting about WMR frequencies over the past week, WMR email and postal address was announced, followed by Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride", then DJ chatting about Radio GSV, northern lights and introducing next song, Black Sabbath - "Fairies Wear Boots"; DJ continued chatting about the old Westside Radio and promo for WMR, then Uriah Heap - "Easy Livin'"; DJ chatted on about old rockers and weather in Scotland, then Elton John - "Just Like Belgium"; DJ chatted about previous Elton John song in 1981-82 played by MW pirates and Scotland's (recent independence) election, then finally Scottish songs and station ID. Reception on 6.375 kHz was (SINPO) 34433 -- fair signal strength, occasional utility interference (at 18.30 and 18.35 UTC), fading and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on 28 September 2014. 

Email:
info@wmrscotland.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baltic Sea Radio

Baltic Sea Radio*, transmitting from Finland, was logged on 15 September 2014. Content of broadcast from 18.40 to 18.45 UTC included a song, station ID with seagull jingle, then sign-off at 18.45 UTC. Content of programming from 20.40 to 21.00 UTC consisted of station ID, jingles and request for reception reports in English between non-English songs, then sign-off at the end of an accordion / vocal song. Reception on 6.995 kHz in LSB mode (at 18.40 to 18.45 UTC) was (SINPO) 34433; Reception on 6.955 in LSB mode (at 20.40 to 21.00 UTC) was (SINPO) 24332 - weak but audible signal, despite being slightly destorted with atmospheric noise and fading.

Reception report was emailed to Baltic Sea Radio on 16 September 2014. An eQSL was received on 27 September 2014. Thank you, DJ Sailor!

Email:
balticseapirate@gmail.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Radio Ukraine International (via WRMI)

Radio Ukraine International, broadcasting from WRMI transmitter facility in Okeechobee, Florida (USA), was logged on 25 September 2014. English language news/commentary about Ukraine and narrative with female announcer was observed from 23.30 to 00.00 UTC. Reception on 11.580 kHz at 23.30 UTC was (SINPO) 14331 -- poor signal and barely audible. By 23.45 UTC mostly carrier was present with occasional peaks of audio, but still very poor and remained so up till 00.00 UTC. By then, largely carrier and indecipherable speech was detected until the top of the hour when a Chinese language broadcaster blocked reception. Reception was most likely much better in North America and for the targeted area of Europe.

Reception report was emailed to WRMI and submitted on-line at Radio Ukraine International on 25 September 2014. RUI replied later on the same day promising to send their QSL, saying: "It's a great pleasure to hear from you. You were among the first listeners to respond to us after our first day broadcat on shortwaves. We will surely send you a QSL card and if one day you visit Kyiv, please, feel free to come to your friends from RUI in Khreshchatyk Street." Thank you, Radio Ukraine International!

Email (WRMI):
info@wrmi.net

Website (Radio Ukraine International):
www.nrcu.gov.ua/en/163/