Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Logs of Wednesday 31st December - New Year's Eve

6324 @ 0923 XTC - 35333; Introduction music and ID Powder - Aphrodisiac @ 0932
6803 @ 0926 Pink Panther - 34233; "We Love the Pirate Stations" 35434 @ 0947
6305 @ 1505 Merlin - 35434; "Devil Gate Drive" - Suzi Quattro, then Jethro Tull
6295 @ 1508 Tower - 35434; U2
6320 @ 1620 Carrierwave - 23222; "Music" by John Miles 34333 @ 1624 Layla @ 1655
6295 @ 1630 Babysitter (Abu Dhabi, ex BB) 45534; ID as babysitter - Dutch music and old music CD 1632
6756 @ 1640 Panda (test) - 23322; Noisy freq - music - Pearjam - Just Breathe
6747 @ 1645 Pioneer - 45434; "Americanos" - Frankie
6295 @ 1648 Black Arrow - 35444; Instrumental music
6284 @ 1653 Underground - 45434 "Love Action" - Human League

The band closed to short skip around 1720 UTC here.

News from Radio 292

Now our new transmitter finally seems to work with an output of more than 10 kW, and we got a lot of good reports for indoor reception with portable radios and telescopic antennas, as well as reception with car radio, from all over Europe.

Radio Mi Amigo will be on air next Saturday; they will be glad for reports.

We plan to be on air from Dec. 31st, later in the afternoon, for a longer period of time, to make some final tests and checking the new security equipment that shuts down the transmitter in cases of emergency. Again we ask for your reports how you can receive us, and how you evaluate quality of our modulation - thank you in advance.


Radio Mi Amigo - details of forthcoming broadcast

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Logs of Tuesday 30th December 

6306 @ 1649 Spitfire - 35433; "Down Under" - Men At Work
6300 @ 1706 Norton - 35434; Dutch track

The band did not close for short and medium skip until around 1730 UTC this evening.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Logs of Monday 29th December

6305 @ 1435 Merlin - 34334; "Nutbush City Limits", Ike & Tina Turner / "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
6324 @ 1443 XTC - 35434; Talking about broadcast on Christmas Day - and reports on Blog sites! email address, rock and pop tracks
6260 @ 1447 Foxfire - 34333; "Johnny Remember Me" - John Leyton
6210 @ 1507 Sluwe Vos - 45434; "Convoy" - C.W. McCall
6750 @ 1522 Testpiraat  (TidalWave) - 35434; "Love Shack" - B52s
6380 @ 1546 Universe - 35433; Kim Wilde - "Cambodia"
6298 @ 1550 Powerliner  - 45434; Roxy Music - "More Than This"
6324 @ 1611 LFR - 35434; Reception Report to XTC - Hollies - "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"
6324 @ 1638 Underground - 45434; giving report to XTC, then LFR took the mike @ 1649, then Underground @ 1651, then LFR until Cd @ 1700. Underground started to reply, but the band died suddenly for short and medium skip.


Seasons Greetings from Zeewolf


Thanks Herman!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Logs of Sunday 28th December

Not much listening today, but I did catch these this morning. I started to listen at 1640 this evening and the band closed suddenly to short skip. That is the nature of 48m at this time of year!

6305 @ 0940 Merlin - 35434; Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street", Elton John - "Your Song", Greetings to me @ 0952
6285 @ 0947 Focus - 45434; Ray Stevens song, ID and stream address
6325 @ 1040 Montferland - 35433; Country & Western and instrumental music
3930 @ 2250 Focus - 24222; Instrumental music, slight heterodyne, Sweet - "Hell Raiser"

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Logs of Saturday 27th December

6215 @ 1005  Zwarte Panter - 24322; "I will be right here waiting for you" - Richard Marx, Later 6300
6285 @ 1014 Focus - 35444; Xmas music - "We'll be rocking this Christmas"
6380 @ 1522 Zeewolf - 35434; Music and QSO with Baken 16 in Dutch
6207 @ 1702 Rainbow - 23222; Madness - "It Must Be Love"
6395 @ 1710 WMR - 35444; "Radar Love" - Golden Earring - recording of previous broadcast. CD 1713
3930 @ 1723 Focus - 35434; "Too Good To Be Forgotten", Tony Hancock Jingle
3905 @ 2048 Skyline - 24422 "Is This The Way to Amarillo" - Tony Christie, REM @ 2051

Friday, 26 December 2014

Logs of Friday 26th December - Boxing Day

6265 @ 0956 DSP (ex EXP) - 35433; Cranberries - "Zombie"
6239 @ 0958 Marabu - 35434; ID & German music
7520 @ 1001 CWR - 24222; Strong fading, music 
6295 @ 1003 Tower - 35434; Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord, Van Halen - "Why Can't This Be Love"
6305 @ 1006 Merlin - 35434; Good signal - "Mary's Boy Child" by Boney M
6395 @ 1009 Laser  - 35433; Talking about ITV programs at Xmas, UB40 "Don't Break My Heart"
6285 @ 1012 Focus - 45434; "Merry Christmas Everyone" - Shakin Stevens
6265 @ 1022 Casanova - 35333 "Living Next Door To Alice" - Smokie, Dutch track
6205 @ 1039 Mistletoe - 45434; Cindi lauper and "Just Like Christmas"
6255 @ 1210 North Pole  - 34333
6203 @ 1212 WNKR - 23333Supertramp, then U2 - "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
6263 @ 1215 Telstar - 34433; Zorba, Van Morrison & "Brown eyed Girl" @ 1219
6320 @ 1528 Rode Adelaar - 35434; "19th Nervous Breakdown" - Stones
6207 @ 1610 Caroline / Rainbow - 23222; Pop music - instrumental
6265 @ 1614 SRG - 24322; ID and pop music

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Logs of Thursday 25th December - Christmas Day

6211 @ 0955 R Mistletoe - 35434; From the North Pole, N. American accent - ID & email. "Taking Care of Christmas" - Randy Bachman and Beverley Mahood
6239 @ 0959 Marabu - 35434; German music
6265 @ 1002 Hobart Radio (unknown relay) - 35434; Jiminy Cricket song, CD 1006
6285 @ 1007 Focus - 35434; Elvis Presley - "Here Comes Santa Claus"
6220 @ 1017 Quasar - 23222; Paul McCartney, Wings - "Band On The Run"
6940 @ 1042 Premier - 23223; Sleigh Bells Ringing / Frosty the Snowman
6325 @ 1046 Montferland - 34434; Instrumental music, greetings to me, Boz Scaggs - Low Down @ 1053
6423 @ 1451 Hitmix - 23322; oldies
6295 @ 1458 Mistletoe - 45544; "Christmas cat", and other Christmas songs, strong signal
6395 @ 1504 WMR - 34333; Recording of November broadcast (16th)
3930 @ 1632 Focus - 34333;  Scritti Politti - "Absolute"
6380 @ 1636 "Abu Dhabi" (formerly BB) - 45544; QSO with Pluto, C&W music


Christmas Greetings to all readers!
Christmas Greetings to all listeners!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Logs of Wednesday 24th December - Christmas Eve

6265 @ 1002 DSP - 24222; Test - En Vogue - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get it)"
6803 @ 1326 Pink Panther - 35433; "Rubber Bullets" - 10CC
6285 @ 1328 Focus - 35434; Coldplay - "A Sky Full of Stars"
6239 @ 1330 Marabu - 35434; Xmas songs  in a jazzy style
6265 @ 1446 EXP - 34333; Dance track, 
6925 @ 1455 Trans Europe - 35434; Xmas music
3930 @ 1506 Focus R Int - 24323; oldies, not same audio as 6285
6307 @ 1511 Skyline - 24333; Test transmission - several Ids, variable signal strength
6300 @ 1546 Witte Reus - 24322; Noisy frequency, low audio
6295 @ 1600 Twentana - 34333; Dutch track
6747 @ 1617 Pioneer - 35434; "Do They know Its Christmas?" - Band Aid
6380 @ 1646 Little Feat - 35433; "Rhythm is a Dancer" - Snap


Xmas Greetings from franjadx


Thanks Silveri!

Xmas Greetings from Rune Håland


Hello TERRY
Keep on the good work in 2015
MERRY X-MAS AND  HAPPY NEW YEAR  FROM NORWAY
Best wishes from Rune 

Thanks Rune!

Seasons Greetings from Ulx2


Thanks Alexander!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Logs of Tuesday 23rd December

6285 @ 1308 Focus - 35434; ID then Kiss "Crazy Crazy Nights"
6240 @ 1344 Marabu - 35434; Female singer and "Blue Christmas"
6260 @ 1735 Odynn - 35434; "Get Back" - The Beatles
6380 @ 1737 Hitmix - 34333; oldies

            Greetings for Xmas from Cool AM Radio


Thanks Andre!

Christmas Greetings from Irish Paul


Thanks Irish Paul!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Logs of Monday 22nd December

6290 @ 1758 Hitmix - 34333; Id, pop music and CD @ 1802
3905 @ 1912 Alice - 34434; Instrumental music, ID @ 1916 and said he is going to CD

THE MARABU SHORTWAVE CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

The 2014 Radio Marabu Xmas schedule is as follows:

23, 24 & 25 December 2014 throughout on the frequency 6240 kHz.
December 25, 2014 from 08.00 to 12.00 clock on the frequency 7310 kHz
December 26, 2014 from 08.00 to 12.00 clock on the frequency 7310 kHz
December 27, 2014 from 10.00 to 14.00 clock on the frequency 6070 kHz
December 28, 2014 from 10.00 to 14.00 clock on the frequency 6070 kHz

The team at Marabou welcome reception reports and comments: info@radiomarabu.de
Website: www.radiomarabu.de

Xmas Greetings from Artur Fernandez Llorella


Thanks Artur for the Christmas Greetings!

Xmas Greetings from Premier Radio


Many thanks, Jimmy!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Logs of Sunday 21st December

A Christmas shopping morning turned into half the day, but I managed some listening on my return.
6380 was the home of a QSO which lasted for some time and stations on 6287 and 6305 had no ID.

6380 @ 1538 Baken 16 - 45444; "The Lebanon" - Human League
6200 @ 1607 Laser HH - 45434; ID, pop music. Off air 1613
6325 @ 1616 NMD - 45434; Hollies - "Long Cool Woman in a  Black Dress"
6380 @ 1629 Akenzo - 34433
6950 @ 1641 Enterprise - 24332; Bryan Adams - "Somebody" @ 1646
6380 @ 1653 Pluto - 35433; Pluto ID, Dutch song
6325 @ 1703 Telstar - 35434; ID, Cliff Richard - "Nine Times Out of Ten"

Caroline / Rainbow was also heard on 6207 (reported from chat), but was very weak at around 1545 - I could not identify ID or music.





A birthday present arrived on Saturday:

The 2015 WRTH. 
Some reading and listening to be done!




Xmas Greetings from U-Boat 66 and Arcadia


Xmas Greetings from Blue Heron & Black Bison


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Logs of Saturday 20th December

I have been away on a walking holiday in North Yorkshire for a week. 
The QTH where I was staying had unbelievable amounts of electrical noise so I was unable to log anything. 
Now I am back at home, I can start detailed logs again. 
Saturday afternoon brought six stations:

6323 @ 1651 Underground - 45434; ID and email, greetings to me @ 1704
6306 @ 1706 Tower R - 45434; "Total Eclipse of the Heart" -Bonnie Tyler, ID jingle @ 1708
6747 @ 1708 Pioneer - 35434; Dutch track
6290 @ 1709 Hitmix - 24333; "Bad Moon Rising" - Instrumental
6280 @ 1711 Akenzo - 35434 ; "Popcorn" - Hot Butter, Later on 6290 @ 1718
6425 @ 1716 Studio 52 - 34333; Greetings to listeners in chat, Dutch track "Mummy Mummy", "Bad Moon Rising" - instrumental again!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Logs of Saturday 13th December

6325 @ 0930 Little Feat Radio - 34333; "Down Below the Borderline" - Little Feat
6325 @ 1035 Montferland - 34433; Instrumental music 

Friday, 12 December 2014

12th December 1949

I think I'm allowed to celebrate my birthday on here. My birthday!!!
So 65 years ago it all happened from my point of view - I appeared into the world. 

I had to wait another 12 years before I got my first radio - a MW and LW only Stella ST415T transistor portable:



Oh, to find one of these on EBay!
Anyway, looking forward to many more years of listening pleasure ...

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Logs of Thursday 11th December 

6280 @ 1621 Merlin - 35434; "Summertime Blues" - Eddie Cochran, "Peggy Sue"  - Buddy holly
6295 @ 1625 Deutsche Schallplatten Zender / Hitmix 24333German song, Then "Y Viva Espana"
6307 @ 1638 Caroline - 34333; Quite a good signal today - ID @ 1640 Rolling Stones then dance music

At 2300 UTC or 0000 CET, I was wished a Happy Birthday on a Dutch pirate station on FM. 
My first birthday greetings in Dutch! Great to have friends in NL. 
Dankjewel, Benno.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Logs of Wednesday 10th December

6300 @ 1606 Norton - 45434; Instrumental accordion style music
6290 @ 1610 Hitmix - 34333; Instrumental music

Christmas Greetings eCard from Radio Coax (NL)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Logs of Tuesday 9th December

6290 @ 0930 Pluto - 34434; Chat in Dutch - giving report to Ronalisa
6290 @ 1002 Ronalisa - 34433; Dutch version of Yesterday Man, in QSO with Pluto
6305 @ 1406 Merlin - 35434; Ronan Keating - Fairytale of New York

Monday, 8 December 2014

Logs of Monday 8th December

6290 @ 1555 Hitmix - 34333; German music
6305 @ 1638 Merlin - 35444; "Hot Love"

Tecsun PL-360 Portable Receiver
MW/LW/SW AM and 76 or 87.0 - 108mhz FM 

Also covers 9/10 khz MW frequency gaps and temperature display in degrees F/C. 
The temperature display is linked to the frequency gap in that the Fahrenheit setting works with the 10khz (USA) MW setting and the Celsius with the 9khz (Europe) MW gap. 
The "High Sensitivity AM Antenna" really does make a difference to the MW reception and can null out an interfering station on the same channel effectively, although LW reception is not all that great. 
FM is good though and sounds especially nice with the enclosed headphones.
There is an antenna cable, a small manual, an attached belt clip and a light carry case to complete the package. 
The radio can be charged (if it has rechargeable batteries) with a standard USB cable (not included).
The reception on the 48m band is roughly same as on the Tecsun PL-600, although much tinnier in sound. It all seems a good value package for £28.50 (on a well known auction site), although it took eleven days to arrive from the dealer (who said two days postage!)

  

ordered this small portable to take walking with me. Not used it portable yet, but I will in the next week or two.  Maybe more to follow .....

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Logs of Sunday 7th December

6285 @ 0946 Northpole - 35434; Dutch music
6300 @ 0948 Norton - 35434; Instrumental music
6200 @ 0957 Orang Utan - 24323; Instrumental music
6239 @ 1005 Marabu - 45544; strong signal at times; German music
6302 @ 1025 RSI (Scotland NL) - 45544; Instrumental music
6380 @ 1112 Montferland - 35544; "I heard It Through the Grapevine" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
6380 @ 1150 LittleFeat R - 34323 "Mississippi" by Pussycat, reception report to Montferland
6380 @ 1200 Northpole - 34323; James Last, QSO with Montferland
6310 @ 1228 Qasar - 35434; Jackson Browne

RADIO QRP has a new website:

Station QRP
Logs of Saturday 6th December

6305 @ 1040 Merlin - 35444; Boris Gardiner - "I Wanna Make Love With You"
6392 @ 1422 Altrex - 34323; Dance music
6306 @ 1425 Joey - 34434; Dutch song
6295 @ 1445 Telstar - 34434; Dutch song
6285 @ 1448 Rode Adelaar - 34434; Dutch music
6239 @ 1844 Marabu - 34334; "I Say A Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
6942 @ 1935 Premier - 34333; Mel & Kim - "That's The Way It Is". Later on with Xmas music
6290 @ 2007 Rode Adelaar - 35434; ID in English and Dutch music

Friday, 5 December 2014

Logs of Friday 5th December

6280 @ 1057 Merlin - 34434; "Satisfaction" - Stones, recording of Radio London
6747 @ 1232 Pioneer - 34333; Instrumental music (accordion etc.)
6392 @ 1348 Altrex  - 24332; David Bowie songs including "Dancing In The Street"
3940 @ 1858 Radio "London" (?) - 35434; Variety pop music, oldies. Radio London jingles

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Logs of Thursday 4th November

6325 @ 1612 Hitmix - 34333; "She's A Hot Girl" Hot Rod
6300 @ 1655 Norton - 34334; Dutch music
6286 @ 1701 Odynn - 45444; ID - later on 6266
6280 @ 1703 Merlin Int - 34334; "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye - s9 + 15 @ 1833
6290 @ 1720 Abu Dhabi (BB)  - 45544; Country & other pop music
6295 @ 1822 Etherfreak - 34434; Dutch Pop music ID & email jingle
6304 @ 1824 Vendor - 34334; "Haha Said the Clown" by Manfred Mann

Logs of Wednesday 3rd November

6305 @ 1621 Hitmix - 33333; German song


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Logs of Tuesday 2nd December

6300 @ 1602 Norton - 35434; Dutch song
6290 @ 1605 Caroline - 24322; ID and email address - pop music

Logs of Monday 1st December

6295 @ 1703 Abu Dhabi (Ex BB) - 45544, playing Country music and old Dutch songs from maybe 30s / 40s

6285 @ 1708 Nachtpiraat - 35434, music and ID