Saturday, October 30, 2010

pirate radio Blog Logs

Here's a sampling of what pirate radio hobbyists having been chasing in September and October. Maybe some of these will resurface this weekend for special Halloween programming. Let us know what ya hear and good luck
Gayle Van Horn

All times UTC

Calling Marco Radio
6925USB, 0109-0128.* Springsteen's Blinded by the Light song into station ID. Couple songs couldn't immediately ID. Song Tommy Can You Hear Me, but not performed by The Who. At 0128 gave contact info: into sign-off. Strong signal with audio (Sedlacek-NE)

Captain Morgan
6924AM, 2340. David Bowie's Fame tune, and a couple of songs from the Steve Miller Band. Captain Morgan Shortwave ID at 2345. Otis Day and the Nights, Shamalama Ding Dong (Animal House soundtrack) at 2346. Good signal, lots of noise on the band. Signal S9. (Will-MD)

Channel Z
6925AM, 2223. SINPO 45433. Tunes, Popcorn, Sweet Child of Mine, Rebel Rebel and Anarchy (Ragnar)

KBOX Radio
6925USB, 0011-0022.* Male announcer with talk and playing songs. Station ID at 0022 and e-mail address as: . Fair signal. (D’Angelo-PA)

6925USB, 0314-0318.+ "This is KMUD from the depths of the high desert" into CW ID. Unid music, possibly Irish. Difficult copy due to high static levels. Eventually lost in noise at 0318. Poor signal quality. (Sedlacek-NE)

Liquid Radio
6925.5, 0050–0103. Station ID to contemporary instrumental dance music, 0103 ID and off the air. Fair signal. (Taylor-WI)

Mac Shortwave Radio
6850.75AM, 2242-2252:56*. Ultraman with Beatles tune. Interview with Charlie Brown ? After goodbye, ran rock tune, pirate tune and US national anthem. Gave e-mail as macshortwaveradio@ Last drop in the FRW was , so appa- rently a change. SIO=3+53, very fady. (Frodge-MI)

Northwoods Radio
6925USB, 2333. SIO 233. Station ID and email address. Music to station ID at 2338. (Fansome, PA)

Outhouse Radio
6935USB, 0016. SIO 322 Signal pressy noisy of northwest Florida. Great Country songs, as usual, Please Help Me I'm Falling, Dang Me, Floyd Crammer piano tune, and North To Alaska. Several operator station IDs. (Kivell, FL)

Pirate Radio Saint Helena
11.092 MHz USB, 2305-2317. Signed on with pirate speak "Arrrggg....Good old pirate ship XXP..." and into song Radar Love. Solicited reception reports to Faded out(or pulled the plug?) at 2317 during Cream song. Signal just above S5 noise floor here with warbly audio starting out. (Tim Tromp Muskegon, MI.)

Radio GaGa
6925USB, 0000-0115. SINPO 25333. Tunes of Raindrops, Secret Agent Man and Low Rider.GaGa SSTV at sign off (Ragnar)

Radio Mushroom
6925USB, *2350-0006.+ Appeared to open up on top of another station with numerous IDs mentioning power of 175 watts by male announcer. QSLs from . Good signal. (D’Angelo-PA)

Uncle Bob Radio
6925USB, 0052-0108. Uncle Bob hosting Uncle Bob Story Hour with much drunken talk and mentioning guns. Played tune Dueling Banjo’s. Fair reception. (D’Angelo-PA)

Vanishing Hot Dog Radio
6925AM, 2315. Loud metal music to station ID as, "Vanishing Hot Dog Radio" at 2317, followed by Hot Dog song. Excellent signal and sound, S9, low noise. (Will-MD)

6925USB, 2315. SINPO 35343. Many hot dog tunes including Throwing a Hot Dog Down a Hallway, Hot Dog and a Pepsi Cola and Hot Dog. Several station ID's (Ragnar)

WPON 6925USB, 2149. SIO 232. Signal very weak. Lady announcer's ID as, "WPON, the weapon" to headbanger music. "Sound of Freedom" ID and "don't get mad, get WPON" at about 2159. Ranting at Obama to "it's time to get a weapon, WPON, the Weapon" (Fansome, PA)

WEAK Radio
6930AM, 2144-2203.+, Non stop Top-40 pops. Only ID heard was at 2203. SIO353. (Frodge-MI)

6924.9USB, 2205-2238.+. Stream-of-apparent-randomness programming featuring New Philosophies of Fishing. Song by Ruby Starr, and shout-outs to Ragnar and Andy Yoder. ID'd as "WXMN, 89.5 FM, Monticello Community Radio' (now defunct). Reports to JTA at Belfast. (Sedlacek, NE)

Wolverine Radio
6950USB, 0323-0327*. Randy Newman tune, It's Money That Matters into soft-spoken ID. SSTV transmission then sign-off at 0327. Fair. (Sedlacek-NE)

Euro Pirate
Black Bandit Radio
6375AM, 2330-0030.+ Continuous country music. Some oldies US pop music. Many IDs at 0023, 0029, 0030. Poor to fair signal. (Alexander-PA)
(FRW # 762, 763, 765, 766, 767)