News about free radio stations on shortwave and mediumwave, and free radio logs from Newfoundland, Canada.

Friday, 27 June 2014

A month of late logs and some upcoming listening in Europe

I have been terrible about posting logs this past month.  I have been extremely busy, both with work and planning our upcoming trip to Europe.

As many of you know, I will be travelling to the summermeeting next weekend.  I am really looking forward to meeting some old friends, and making some new ones.

Besides summermeeting, we will be travelling around Europe for a while.  Without even realizing it, I seem to have picked many of  the countries most associated with free radio ... Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Germany.  I could not resist buying a tiny Grundig AM/FM/SW radio to take with me.  Admittedly, it is a pretty crappy radio, but only 200 grams, so perfect for travel. It goes up to 1710 kHz on mw, but only covers every 10 kHz.  The sw band is particularly weak, but at least it covers 5800-6400 and 6800-7600 kHz.  (I will bring a small coil of antenna wire that may help on sw.)

Perhaps my best opportunity for listening in Holland will be next Wednesday and Thursday nights.  I have a hotel room in Amsterdam with a rooftop terrace that should provide a good listening location.  I am not sure how much time I will have for listening (we have dinner plans both nights), but I hope to listen at least an hour or so later in the evening.  It should be a lot of fun to "listen like a local".

Here are my logs for the past month (no time for formatting).

May 23
6280,0 . . 1954 . Mustang Radio, “Child in Time”, c/d 2018, 25442
6210,0 . . 2029 . Sluwe Vos Radio, dance, 24431, up to 35442 at 2157 with greetings, ID
6485,0 . . 2103 . Premier Radio Int., ID, “Me and Mrs. Jones”, 24442, moved to 6960 around 2130, 35443
6290,0 . . 2120 . Radio Ronalisa, weak talk and music, ID via Iann’s chat, c/d 2122, 25431
6290,0 . . 2122 . Radio Zeewolf, ID, greetings, 25432
6940,0 . . 2129 . TRX Radio, old time country with yodelling, ID, 35433
6290,0 . . 2149 . Radio Nora, pop, ID, c/d 2050, 25432
6275,6 . . 2153 . Radio Sallandse Boer, weak music under a very loud ute, c/d 2157, ID via Iann’s chat, 22431
6220,4 . . 2155. Radio Tango Italia, usual tango music, 25442
6255,0 . . 2159 . Radio Telstar South, classic pop and rock, ID, bad ute QRM, 23441
6950,0 . . 2201 . Little Feat Radio, talk and mellow music, ID popped out at 2209, 24431
6305,0 . . 2311 . Mustang Radio, greetings, ID, techno, 45443
6325,0 . . 2322 . Radio Powerliner Int., Depeche Mode, ID, greetings, 35442
6290,0 . . 2338 . Radio Nora, ID, greetings, closing announcements, instrumental music, c/d 2340, 33442, ute QRM

May 24
13910,0L.2052 . Baltic Sea Radio, seagull ID, Stray Cats “Rock This Town”, “Born to Be Wild”, 25432
6285,0 . . 2109 . Radio Powerliner Int., polkas, ID, greetings,  25441
6295,0 . . 2117 . Odyyn  Radio, Dutch song, dance, ID, c/d 2151
6320,0 . . 2140 . Bogusman Radio, “One Last Kiss”, ID, 33442
6210,0 . . 2147 . Radio Flying Dutchman, “Bang a Gong”, greetings, ID, BZN, “Fox on the Run”, 24442, up to 35443 at 2240 with “Daddy Cool”
6238,0 . . 2154 . Radio Underground, “Fever”, old blues, ID, 24442
6294,6 . . 2211 . Delta Radio (WB), weak music and talk, ID via Iann’s chat
6305,0 . . 2258 . UNID, “One Day at aTime”, Beatles medley, 34442 had to leave for supper before ID heard
6930,0 . . 2350 . Premier Radio Int., “King of the Road”, repeat of a Sunday morning show, 35442
6245,0 . . 0008 . Mustang Radio, country, ID, email, 35443

 May 30
6980,7 . . 2116 . UNID,  rock music, 25442
6930,0 . . 2144 . TRX Radio, “Mr. Sandman”, 43442

June 6
6239,9 . . 2050 . UNID, “Black Betty”, more pop, no announcement heard, 25442
6802,8 . . 2058 . Pink Panther Radio, “Let’s Just Kiss and Say Goodbye”, talk a little too weak to copy, usual closing tune, and c/d 21-7, 24442
6283,0 . . 2204 . Radio Powerliner Int., ID, greetings, mellow pop, 24342, up to 35342 at 2303 with polka
6322,0 . . 2220 . Odynn Radio, rock music, 24341, up to 34342 at 2308 with “Suzy Q”, c/d 2333
6295,0 . . 2230 . Little Feat Radio, weak music and talk,  details killed by constant static crashes, 25341
6220,4 . . 2255 . Radio Tango Italia, usual tango music, 24342
6210,0 . . 2301 . Shortwave Gold, ID, U2 “New Year’s Day”, 24342

June 7
6240,0 . . 2135 . Radio Tidalwave, “Born to Be Wild”, summermeeting jingle, dance, 34442
6220,0 . . 2141 . UNID, polka, country, 45443
6802,6 . . 2153 . Pink Panther Radio, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, 24442
6300,0 . . 2203 . Radio Powerliner Int., ID, greetings, 24442
6960,0 . . 2219 . Premier Radio Int., “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”, ID, “At the Hop”, 44443
6936,0 . . 2245 . Little Feat Radio, Spin Doctors “Two Princes”, ID, 25342
3910,4 . . 2311 . Radio Technical Man, “Hold the Line”, dance, 24342
6255,0 . . 2323 . Radio Telstar South, ID, instrumental, “To Know You is to Love You”, 34342
6280,0 . . 2342 . Radio Akai, polka, instrumental, 45444

June 14
6220,0 . . 1945 . Tip and Elvis Show, ”Jeans On”,  ID, Bee Gees “Holiday”, 35443
6265,0 . . 2207 . Cupid  Radio, “Welcome to the Jungle”, ID, 35443
3904,9 . . 2322 . Radio Alice, pop, ID, instrumental, c/d 2327,  25442
6286,0 . . 0030 . Focus Int., pop, ID, weak signal, 25441
6300,0 . . 0035 . Radio Powerliner Int., Dutch music, polka, ID, Paul Anka “Lonely Boy”, 25442

June 20
6202,8 . . 2215 . Pink Panther Radio, pop, ID, 25342
6940,0u . 2313 . Over 60 Degree Radio, African blues-style music just above the noise, ID via Iann’s chat, 25441
6980,2 . . 2330 . Rock Radio Network (presumed), nice classic rock songs, 35443

June 21
6725,0 . . 2138 . Tower Radio, polka, ID, email, closing announcements, 35442
6220,0 . . 2150 . Radio Experience, dance, fifties music, 25442
6383,0 . . 2216 . NMD Radio, “Little Green Bag”, “Long Cool Woman”, 25442
6265,0 . . 2226 . Hitmix Radio, mellow Dutch or German songs, 24441
6255,0 . . 2235 . Bogusman Radio, long talk, ID, bad hum on the audio tonight, 35442
6240,0 . . 2240 . Radio Goudenster, talk and music under ute, ID via Iann’s chat, 22441
6746,9  techno
6915,0 . . 2336 . Premier Radio Int., “The Winner Takes It All”, ID, “Major Tom”, 34442, moved to 6930

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Logs, May 14-19

Some late posts again.  Not much listening this past week due to travel and the first couple days of actual warm weather (finally!)

May 14
6210,0 . . 2200 . Shortwave Gold, pop, jingle ID, 25442
6305,0 . . 2210 . UNID, music (possibly Russian), 23441
13910,0L.2220 . Baltic Sea Radio, ID, email, “Hippy Hippy Shake”, 35443
6735,0u . 2242 . Cool AM Radio, instrumental music, ID, c/d 2255, 25441

May 16
6322,0 . . 2043 . Mustang Radio, dance, ID, 25442, up to 45443 at 2130 with ID, talk in Dutch,
6400,0 . . 2050 . Radio Mazda, blues, “House of the Rising Sun”, 25442
6747,0 . . 2100 . Pioneer AM Radio, “Beds are Burning”, 25442, better at 2241 with “Call Me Al”, ID, 34443
6205,0 . . 2126 . Radio TRX, oldies, ID, country, 25442
6210,0 . . 2130 . Shortwave Gold, ID, email, instrumental, 24442
6220,4 . . 2137 . Radio Tango Italia, ususal tango music, 25442
6282,0 . . 2143 . Radio Verona, instrumental music, ID, greetings, 24432, c/d 0013
6383,0 . . 2231 . NMD Radio, country, jingle ID/email, “Maggie’s Farm”, 35443
6290,0 . . 2247 . Radio Silverback, had traces for the past 1.5 hours, finally faded above the noise with older pop, ID, 25442
13985,0 . 2337 . . Radio Kawa Int., “Run to You”, 25441 switched to usb after a minute, “Video Killed the Radio Star”, 25442, up to 35443 at 0004 (increased power), ID/email in French, c/d 0036
3905,0 . . 2358 . Skyline Int. Radio, Tom Petty “A Face in the Crowd”, 35443
4025,0 . . 0040 . Laser Hot Hits, pop, ID, dance “PumpIt Up”, 32441, bad utility noise tonight

May 18
6305,0 . . 2051 . Radio Mazda, Dutch music, greetings, ID, c/d 2120, 23342
15070,0 . 2057 . Cupid Radio, instrumental, greetings, ID, c/d 2059, 35443

May 19
6290,0 . . .2134 . Odynn Radio (tent), “Year of the Cat”, “Bat Out of Hell”, “Time”, voice a little lower than music, 25342

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Logs, May 9-10 (late post) and QSLs from Blauwe Panter, Zeewolf and RMGP

I have been preoccupied with some trip planning for the summer, and just realized that I hadn't posted by logs for last weekend.

May 9
6280,0 . . 2058 . Mustang Radio, “Legs”, ID, 35433, c/d 2157
6240,0 . . 2102 . Radio Experience, “Piano Man”, “Mandy”, ID, 35433, up to 44433 at 2330 with ID, “Queen of Hearts”
6802,8 . . 2125 . Pink Panther Radio, pop, ID jingle, email, 24442
6210,0 . . 2311 . Radio Flying Dutchman, “Hotel, California”, ID, 43443, switched to lsb mode at 2355
3905,0 . . 2334 . Skyline Int. Radio, “Bad Moon on the Rise”, polka. 24442
6295.0 . . 0013 . Radio Verona, Dutch music, greetings, ID, instrumental, 24332

May 10
6930,0 . . 2007 . Premier Radio Int.,  “Come Together”, relay of old show?, 25441
13980,0L.2027 . Baltic Sea Radio, instrumental, seagull ID, celtic song, 25442
6395,0 . . 2032 . Sluwe Vos Radio, dance, ID, “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, 25441
6245,0 . . 2101 . Radio Flying Dutchman, oldies, ID, 25442
6977,8 . . 2120 . Rock Radio Network (presumed), Moody Blues “Question”, 34442, killed by noise ute within a few minutes
6285,0 . . 2128 . Odynn Radio, Pink Floyd “The Wall”, faded but came back at 2208, greetings, ID, 25442 
6300,0 . . 2134 . Radio Blauwe Panter, talk, polka, “Hotel California”, greetings, ID, email, 25442, up to 34342 at 2315
6265,0 . . 2144 . Radio Flying Dutchman, Eurythmics “Sweet Dreems”, 35442, moved to 6240 by 2330,up to 45343 with reggae, Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun”, c/d 2357
6450,1 . . 2201 . Studio 52, weak music under loud ute and ssb QRM, ID via Iann’s chat
6255,0 . . 2204 . Radio Telstar South, oldies, ID, 23441, ute QRM
6935,0 . . 2302 . Radio Little Feat, rock music and talk, 32441, terrible ssb QRM, moved to 6395,0 at 2320, jingle IDs, greetings, c/d  2329,25342
3905,0 . . 2321 . Radio Alice, Dutch music, 35442, ID, email at 0006, c/d 0103
6930,0 . . 2349 . Premier Radio Int., pop, ID, greetings, Billy Ocean “Love Really Hurts Without You”, Peter Tosh “Gotta Walk and Don’t Look Back”, 44333, c/d 0030
6295,0 . . 2359 . Radio Waves Int. (presumed), had been hearing traces of music for hours, finally got a couple peaks with definite country musica dn ID at 0046, 25331
4025,0 . . 0113 . Laser Hot Hits, dance (Spanish or Italian?), ID, more dance, 24442

I received 3 great QSLs this week.  Thanks to Blauwe Panter, Zeewolf and RMGP!








Monday, 5 May 2014

Logs, May 2-4, and QSLs from Kilohertz, RNW, Over 60 Degree & Alice

May 2
6245,0 . . 2032 . Mustang Radio, ID, said would c/d, “Blinded By the Light”, 33442
6315,0 . . 2040 . Radio Blackbeard, techno, ID, email, dance, 24442
6485,0 . . 2045 . Premier Radio Int., Dire Straits “Sultans of Swing”, ID, Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams”, 25442, on 6935 at 2147 with instrumental, ID, said would c/d,33442, ute QRM
6940,0 . . 2120 . Little Feat Radio, “Mr. Tambourine Man”, 25442
6978,5 . . 2140 . Rock Radio Network (presumed), rock music, low audio, 25442
3930v . . .2210 . Radio Europe, weak music, ID via Iann’s chat, 14441

May 3
6725,0 . . 2000 . Tower Radio, Dutch music, ID, weak at tune in, uo to 33442 by 2206 c/d
6283,0 . . 2013 . Radio Flying Dutchman, Dutch music, cover of “Ring of Fire”, dance, IDs, c/d 2041, 35432
6950,0 . . 2106 . Radio Blackbeard, relaying laser Hot Hits, live show, dance, 25432
6285,0 . . 2110 . Radio Powerliner Int., “Love is a Battlefield”, country, Dutch song, ID, 25432
6925,0 . . 2120 . TRX Radio, oldies, “Goodnight Eileen”, “Bye Bye Love”, ID, 45443
6210,0 . . 2130 . Sluwe Vos Radio, ID, greetings, country, email, 24432
6305.0 . . 2140 . Bogusman Radio, talking about a cd player that died, indie music, 33442, ute QRM
6485,0 . . 2223 . Premier Radio Int., ID, pop, 33432, on 6915 at 2330 with “Eye in the Sky”, 45443
6250,0 . . 2233 .  Radio Flying Dutchman, rock, country, 35442, up to 43442 at 2340 with “Highway to Hell” (live), IDs, “Running With the Devil”
6798,0L . 2343 . Radio Mistero Ghost Planet, instrumental, greetings, 24532, up to 34443 at 0025 with ”I Did It My Way”, multilingual ID by woman over music, c/d 0038

May 4
6280,0 . . 2009 . Mustang Radio, techno, dance, ID, 24441
6288,0 . . 2130 . Odynn Radio, “House of the Rising Sun”, greetings, ID, 24431, up to 24442 at 2210 with “Sound of Silence”, “Thunderstruck”
6215,4 . . 2144 . Radio Tango Italia, usual tango music, 25332
6255,0 . . 2156 . Radio Telstar South, oldies, ID, bad ute QRM, 22441
9985,0L . 2215 . Baltic Sea Radio, seagull ID, folk song, 25442
6280,0 . . 2238 . UNID, a few seconds of rap music, then c/d, 25442
3930,0 . . 2345 . Radio Europe, pop, folk, 34332

Many thanks to Radio Kilohertz for this great QSL that showed up in my snail mail this past week.


Thanks to Sander for this great QSL from RNW.


Another great map/picture compilation from Mike at Over 60 Degree Radio.  Always a treat to get one of his unique cards (and a nice old map of eastern Canada.)


Finally, Herman sent me this great card.  It seems pirate ladies are popular. ;-)



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Logs, April 26 & 27 (late post)

April 26
6725,0 . . 2029 . Tower Radio, Dutch music, ID, Springsteen, 35442/32441, occasional ute QRM
11506,0u.2038 . Over 60 Degree Radio, slow blues, ID, 25441, moved to 9325u at 2042, 24442
6239,9 . . 2047 . Radio Experience, “Bette Davis Eyes”, “Morning Train”, 24442, up to 35443 by 2205 with Spandeau Ballet “True”, c/d 0223
6295,0 . . 2052 . UNID, country, no announcement heard, 24442
6300,0 . . 2147 . Radio Verona, Dutch music, jingle IDs, 33442
6284,7 . . 2221 . Focus Int., Beach Boys, instrumental, ID, Led Zep “Trampled Under Foot”, 35443
6221,0 . . 2238 . Island Radio, Elton John “Benny and the Jets”, ID, ELO “Turn to Stone”, 44443
6295,0 . . 0055 . Radio Borderhunter, ID, greetings, “Popcorn”, “Pump It Up”, email, time check, 45444
6306,6 . . 0104 . Radio New Wave, mellow music, possible greeting,”I Heard It Through the Grapevine”,  improved a little at 0220 with clear email, 14441

April 27
13985,0L.1521 . Baltic Sea Radio, ID, Stray Cats “Rock This Town”, mulilingual seagull ID, “Johnny Be Good”, 35433
6910,0 . . 2041 . Premier Radio Int., ID, Steve Winwood “Roll With It”, 25432
6305,0 . . 2119 . Radio Caroline North (via Merlin),“Please, Please Me”, ID, 24441
6220,4 . . 2202 . Radio Tango Italia, classical/operatic music, cw/multilingual ID, tones and c/d 2204, 35442
6284,8 . . 2206 . Focus Int., ID, female pop from the 80’s, instrumental, 45443

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Logs, April 24 & 25, plus QSLs from Universe and RMPG

April 24
6259,9 . . 2038 . Radio Mazda,  Dutch music, greets to Artem, Tracey Ullman “Breakaway”, 35443
6239,0 . . 2137 . UNID, dance, good signal but very low audio, 45442

April 25
6295,0 . . 1953 . Mustang Radio, Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”, 33442
6205,0 . . 2023 . Sluwe Vos Radio, dance, ID poked through the noise on a peak, “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, moved to 6210 before 2115, “Dreadlock Holiday”, email, 24442
6300,0 . . 2045 . Cupid Radio, dance, ID, “You Got Another Thing Coming”, 34443
6305,0 . . 2053 . TRX Radio, continuous country music, ID finally 2145, then blues, 35443
6324,1 . . 2108 . Radio Underground, dance, ID, greetings, 25441
6450,1 . . 2122 . Studio 52, Dutch music, ID, greetings, 23441, ute QRM
6747,0 . . 2134 . Pioneer AM Radio, “Whiskey in the Jar”, country, 22441, horrible ute noise tonight
6284,7 . . 2151 . Focus Int., Motown-style cover of “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”, ID, 35443
6295,6 . . 2216 . Radio Sallandse Boer, Blondie “The Tide is High”, “Twilight Zone”, 45443
6330,0 . . 2226 . Radio Zodiac, ID, greetings, rock music, “low power and good rock”, 34442
6910,0 . . 2315 . Premier Radio Int., pop, ID, greetings, time check for “21 minutes after the hour”,  “I Got the Music in Me”, 45443, c/d 0007
6215,4 . . 2332 . Radio Tango Italia, usual tango music, 35442
1638,0 . . 2339 . Radio Bluebird, Dutch music, just above the noise, ID via Iann’s chat
4025,0 . . 2350 . Laser Hot Hits, instrumental song used by Radio Monique, jingle ID, great signal, 44443
6735,0u . 2357 . Cool AM Radio, “Baby Love”, jingle ID, 25442

Thanks to Wim for this great QSL from Radio Universe


and to Capt Ghost from Radio Mistero Ghost Planet for this great QSL, as well as a nice personal letter and pics.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Logs, April 21

6324,9 . . 2010 . Paashaas Radio, Pointer Sisters “Fire”, weak at tune in, up to 35443 at 2100 with ID, “Dreadlock Holiday”,
6302,0 . . 2105 . Radio Verona, Dutch music, ID, 23442, ute QRM
6290,8 . . 2111 . Radio Underground, dance, greetings, 23441
6940,0 . . 2117 . Premier Radio Int., “La Bamba”, ID, “Legs”, 35443
6265,4 . . 2135 . Radio Tango Italia, usual tango music, 34442
6280,2 . . 2139 . Radio Merlin Int., very weak music, a little better at 2208, ID via Iann’s chat
6955,0L . 2149 . Over 60 Degree Radio, lots of blues, talk just a bit too weak to copy, ID via Iann’s chat, 25441
6215,0 . . 2156 . Radio Minipower, blues, faded after a few minutes, ID via Iann’s chat, 24331