Thursday, 31 December 2015

1439 kilohertz (from 1978 1440 kHz) or "Two-o-Eight"

If I want to hear a tune, like say "Return To Sender" by Elvis Presley, there are a number of ways I can do that. 
I can go to one of my hard drives and play it through MediaMonkey or QuickTime or whatever. I can go to Spotify or Amazon or iTunes and stream or download it. I can go to my CD collection and play it on my stereo. I can probably hear it on one of many thousands of Internet stations that play 1960s music.

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the only way to hear a tune like this was to buy the 7 inch single after hearing it first on the radio. The only radio station that played popular music was …….. Radio Luxembourg.


The "Station of the Stars" was the mainstay of musical enjoyment for a whole generation of listeners like myself until the offshore stations like Radio Caroline, Radio Atlanta and Radio London started up in 1963.

"Two-o-Eight" had an enormous impact upon the teenagers and young people of that period. DJs like Pete Murray, David Jacobs and Jack Jackson became our knowledgeable disc spinners. We learned how to spell "Keynsham" (Bristol) and that the HQ of Luxembourg was in Hertford Street in London. The gong announced an evening of musical delight; was it to be clear and crisp or fading and distorted, or even virtually non-existent? (The Medium Wave frequency of 1439 kHz being subject to the whims of the ionosphere and its constantly changing moods).

In the early 60s you could receive "Buxom Girl" on 208 metres (1439 kHz) or 49.26 metres on the shortwave (6090 kHz). In the 30s, 40s and 50s it was also broadcast on Long Wave.

QSL card from Radio Luxembourg for reception on 6090 kHz on the 30.7.1965

The transmitter at Marnach in the Principality of Luxembourg could run up to 1,200 kilowatts and was one of the most powerful on medium wave when it was first switched on.

The transmissions of Radio Luxembourg lasted until the 1990s, when it was no longer commercially viable to broadcast to Great Britain.



Marnach transmitter site, Luxembourg

Since then the transmitter at Marnach has been used to broadcast programmes from CRI (China Radio), South Korea and KBS World Radio.

But tonight this comes to an end …… the Marnach transmitter is being switched off for good (along with most MF transmitters in Germany and France) and the antenna will be removed and the land sold at the going rate.

Last evening, a programme about the ending of Radio Luxembourg was aired over 208 (1440 kHz). The end is nigh!

Am I alone in feeling somewhat sad that the end of the Marnach transmitter signifies the end of a broadcasting era?

Thanks Marnach and Radio Luxembourg! 

Gone, but never forgotten..........

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Logs of Wednesday 30th December 2015

6305 @ 0958 Borderhunter  - 3-45444; "Molly" by Cedric Gervais, Python operating
6205 @ 1032 Flashback R - 24222 ; Peaks at 35333, Talk in English & Dutch, referring to Christmas broadcast, ID, 
6305 @ 1053 Merlin - 35433; ID, "Choose Life" by PF Project ft Ewan McGregor, later 24222
4026 @ 1703 Laser  - 35433; "Everglow" by Coldplay

Greetings from Ukraine


Many thanks Alex!

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Logs of Tuesday 29th December 2015

6210 @ 1002 Merlin - 25422; "99 Luftballons" by Nena, 35333 @ 1019
6325 @ 1005 Verona - 35333; Verona ID, Instrumental music, "Bludfire" by Eva Simons ft. Sidney Samson
6290 @ 1119 Delta - 35333; "Dance" by Motorhead
6230 @ 1423 XTC - 35333; "Sweet Lovin'" by Sigala

Monday, 28 December 2015

Logs of Monday 28th December 2015

5030 @ 1626 Sluwe Vos  - 35333; Fleetwood Mac, Greets to people on Chat, ID, "Belfast Child" by Simple Minds
Logs of Sunday 27th December 2015

6170 @ 0905 Mike - 3-45534; ID and greetings to people in Chat, "Carrie" by Europe
6210 @ 0910 Merlin - 35333; "Merry Christmas Everyone" by Slade
6286,6 @ 0912 Focus - 35333; ID, "Still Worried About My Woman" by Chicken Shack



OH6001SWL Greetings card. Thanks!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Logs of Saturday 26th December 2016 - Boxing Day

6396 @ 0918 GSV - 2-34222; Chat & Music
6295 @ 0938 Verona - 35333; Chat in Dutch, ID in Dutch, Jingle in English & ID, Dutch track
6396 @ 0944 WMR  - 35333; "Merry We Will Be" by Angelo Branduardi
6210 @ 0946 Merlin - 2-34322; "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations
6286,6 @ 0949 Focus - 35433; "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors
6267 @ 0954 WNKR - 35433; "Moon River" by Danny Williams, "Lonely This Christmas" by Mud
6255 @ 1008 The Ghoul  - 45434; "Tear In My Heart" by Twenty One Pilots
6200 @ 1030 Borderhunter - 3-45434; "Time Is Tight" by Booker T & The MG's

Friday, 25 December 2015

Logs of Christmas Day - Friday 25th December 2015

6265 @ 0904 Nora - 2-34332; ID, talk in Dutch and English, Christmas greetings, "Laguna Sunrise" by Black Sabbath
6210 @ 0913 Merlin - 35333; "Over The Rainbow" by Eva Cassidy, ID
6287 @ 0916 Focus - 35433; "Christmas Song" by Gilbert O'Sullivan
6305 @ 0932 Marabu - 35434; "One Step At A Time" by ELO
6210 @ 1029 Bogusman  - 45544; "Las Cruces jail" by Two Gallants
6230 @ 1040 Montferland - 35433; "Feliz Navidad" by Jose Feliciano, Boney M & "Jingle Bells"
6325 @ 1215 Zwarte Panter - 35333; "Fire" by The Pointer Sisters
6280 @ 1427 Python - 35333; "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto" by James Brown
6246 @ 1429 Magic - 3-45433; ID in German, "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac
6260 @ 1433 Telstar - 35434; "West End Girls" by Pet Shop Boys


Happy Christmas!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Logs of Thursday 24th December 2015 - Christmas Eve

6210 @ 0950 Merlin - 2-34333; ID, Rhianna & "I Found Love ..", "King of Bass" by One Direction
6286,6 @ 0952 Focus - 35333; "Merry Twist-Mas" by The Marcels
6396 @ 0954 GSV - 35333; "As Time Goes By" by Marianne Faithfull
6305 @ 0956 Marabu - 3-45444; "Sound & Color" by Alabama Shakes
6325 @ 1035 Zwarte Panter - 35333; Dutch songs.
6295 @ 1406 Telstar - 35333; "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
6325 @ 1436 Altrex  - 24222; ID and closing down, Bye to all in Chat
6325 @ 1519 Mebo 2 - 35333; "Simply The Best" by Tina Turner
6230 @ 1523 XTC (Xenon Transmitting Co) - 3-45433; "Not In Love" by Crystal Castles ft Robert Smith. Mentioned Terry's Blog & Irish Paul's Blog @ 1618
6380 @ 1526 Universe - 34322"Save Me" by Clout @ 1534
6735 @ 1530 Pioneer - 35433; "Roller Boogie" by Bisquit
6315 @ 1541 Cosmic - 34333; "Under pressure" by Queen, "Driftwood" by Travis @ 1550, ID @ 1615
6420 @ 1544 RWI (Radio Waves Int) - 24222; "Petit papa Noel" par Les Top des Tout P'tits
6325 @ 1546 Python - 45544; "Uncertain Smile" by The The
6255 @ 1551 Rainbow - 35433; "Happy New Year" by ABBA, ID @ 1554
6265 @ 1620 Mike - 35433; "Last Christmas" by WHAM!
6395 @ 1701 Little Feat - 35333; "Are You Ready To Rock" by Wizzard
3910 @ 1810 Focus - 35333; "London's Calling" by The Clash
4026 @ 1812 Laser  - 35433; Sunday 20th Dec broadcast, "Merry Christmas Everyone" by Shakin' Stevens

48m closed for short and medium skip around 1715 UTC here.

Christmas Greetings



Christmas Card from Scotland DX. Thanks Iain!


Christmas Greetings from Franja DX. Thanks Silveri!

Merry Christmas from EMR
Christmas Greetings card from EMR. Thanks!

R Gloria, HLR and Swedish DX Federation Relays

Saturday HLR:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

Updates from the Sala transmitting site:
Our 5 kW rig is now working well again and we will be on the air this Saturday, Dec. 26 as follows:
1100-1200 UTC Radio Nord Revival
1200-1300 UTC Programme from the Swedish DX Federation SDXF; Reports can be sent to 
1700-1800 UTC Radio Nord Revival
1800-1900 UTC Programme from the Swedish DX Federation SDXF
Frequencies: 3975 kHz AM 5 kW and 5940 kHz A3H 10 kW
Reception reports can be sent to QSL@sdxf.se or by post to Sveriges DX-Förbund, Box 1097, SE-40523 Göteborg, Sweden.
All reports will be verified by real QSL cards - not eQSLs - just the way Granddad used to do it. (That includes Terry!)

RGI on Sunday:
07.00 to 08.00 UTC, on 9485  
08.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 
09.00 to 10.00 UTC, on 9485 
10.00 to 11.00 UTC, on 7310  via shortwaveservice.com
16.00 to 17.00 UTC, on 6005  via shortwaveservice.com

Sunday HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de 

Radio Channel 292  Transmission schedules:
http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/  New Updates!

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave  New Up-dates!

Good Listening and a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Logs of Wednesday 23rd December 2015

6305 @ 1319 Marabu - 3-45333; Talk in German and ID; "Fly Like An Eagle", "Stick By Me" by Willy Busy ft Richie-P & Thunder Bhal
6290 @ 1325 Telstar - 35433; "Pump Up The Volume" by M A R R S, 6285 @ 1339
6325 @ 1454 Zwarte Panter - 35433; "Whiskey In The Jar" by Metallica
6286,6 @ 1638 Focus - 35433; "Mr Lee" by The Bobbettes
3910 @ 1645 Focus - 35433; "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO


Merry Christmas from Artur Fernandez Llorella


Greetings from Artur; many thanks!

Monday, 21 December 2015

Logs of Monday 21st December 2015

6306 @ 1421 Altrex  - 24222; Dutch style music, "Muh" by The Matterhorn Project
6735 @ 1423 Pioneer - 2-35333; Dutch music @ 1427, "Veronica Sorry" by Peter Koelevijn @ 1440
6290 @ 1500 "De Prutser" - 3-45534; Good signal & audio - "Show Me Love" by Robin S. Station name (from Chat) means "The bungler"
6300 @ 1533 R 42 - 34333; "Sylvia" by Focus, "Love of Life" by Earth & Fire
6210 @ 1546 Underground - 3-45434; ID, Xmas  record from maybe the 1910s, "Winter Wonderland" by Tony Bennett
1638 @ 2327 Calimero - 24222; not strong tonight, chat in Dutch & Dutch music, "Und die Sonne Lacht" by Jan Smit @ 2337

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Logs of Sunday 20th December 2015

6220 @ 1004 Casanova - 35433; "Die Lerche Singt Ihr Abschiedslied" by Bianca
6280 @ 1007 Geronimo - 35433; "I Can't Explain" by Yvonne Elliman, "Hello I Love You" by The Doors @ 1018, ID @ 1022
6295 @ 1017 R 42 - 35333; "Man of Action",  The BeeGees & "How Deep Is Your Love"
6260 @ 1022 Quadzilla - 2-35332; "Fire" by The Pointer Sisters
6396 @ 1030 WMR  - 24222; "Fancy Pants" by Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band, 35433 @ 1033
6200 @ 1038 RSI (Scotland Int) - 3-45434; "Krypton" by Alex Oshean & DJ Embargo
6240 @ 1057 CWR - 25222; "Sky High" by British Jigsaw, 35333 @ 1127 - "Animal" by Def Leppard
6803 @ 1105 Pink Panther - 35333; "Young Guns (Go For It") by WHAM!
6325 @ 1112 Zwarte Panter - 35433; ID and talk in Dutch, "Four Letter word" by Kim Wilde
6300 @ 1118 Cosmic - 2-34322 "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" by Leonard Cohen, "Owner of A Lonely Heart" by Yes @ 1221
6211 @ 1129 Pandora - 24222; Talk in English, Music, but weak signal, "Magnificent 7", Fats Domino & "Ain't That A Shame" @ 1215 and 24333
6305 @ 1143 Merlin - 35333; "Take On Me" by A-Ha
6850 @ 1450 Arcadia - 25322; ID on air & on Chat, jazz style music - "Inner City Blues" by Richard Eliot
6210 @ 1500 Radio OZ (Oscar Zulu) - 35333; "Killer" by Adamski, ft. Seal
6241 @ 1506 Magic - 35434; "Jump" by Van Halen
6325 @ 1526 Kilohertz - 35333; Wishing Merry Christmas in English, "Merry Christmas" by The Ramones
6325 @ 1547 Lowland - 35333; "Eine Hütte Auf Hawaii" by Adam & Eve
5800 @ 1602 Akenzo - 45444; Greetings to me, ID, chat in Dutch, "Marina" Dutch song, "Ur Life" by Marusha @ 1617
6875 @ 1607 Europa - 24222 ; "Disco Stomp (Part 1) by Bohannon
4026 @ 1625 Laser  - 35433; Inner Life & "Moment Of My Life" @ 1630
6305 @ 1640 Underground - 35333; "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead
1647 @ 2252 Witte Tornado + Lady - 35433; "Roses of Red" by The Kelly Family

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Logs of Saturday 19th December 2015

4026 @ 0926 Laser  - 35433; "White Christmas" by Otis Redding
6396 @ 0929 GSV - 35333; "Clap Your Hands & Stamp Your Feet" by Bonnie St. Claire
6305 @ 0936 Marabu - 35433; ID in German, "Dancing In The Dark" by Hot Chip
6280 @ 0946 Merlin - 35333; "99 Red Balloons" by Nena, "Heart of Glass" by Blondie
6735 @ 0951 Pioneer - 2-35333; "Tears From My Eyes" by Michael Kenny
6285 @ 1107 Radio London (Focus?) - 35433; Only ID heard - Wonderful Radio London, Elvis Presley & "Slowly But Surely"
6295 @ 1418 Telstar - 3-45434; "This Flight Tonight" by Nazareth
6240 @ 1421 Mike - 3-45434; "Eenzame Kerst" by André Hazes, "Christmas In Hollis" by Run-DMC, "Happy New Year" by ABBA
6395 @ 1444 Blauwe Panter - 35433 "T' Kampvuur Laait (Jambalaya)" by Normaal, ID in Dutch
6268 @ 1502 Radio 42 - 33333; Local QRM, ID in Dutch & English, "Big Fat Spiritual" by André Brasseur, "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison
6211 @ 1529 Studio Renaldo - 34333; "Winterwunderland" by Hansi Hinterseer
6220 @ 1532 Casanova - 3-45433; "The Elephant Song" by Kamahl

The band started to close @ 1530

European Music Radio updates

20th December 2015
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  on 7265 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box
09.00 to 10.00 UTC  on 6045 & 9485 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box - (Christmas Programmes)
20.00 to 21.00 UTC  on 6070 KHz  Tom Taylor & Tony Currie Mail Box - (Christmas Programmes)

Internet Repeats on 20th of December:
EMR will repeat this months Programmes via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

NEW BOOK by Gayle Van Horn W4GVH

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Logs of Friday 18th December 2015

6207 @ 1549 Goofy - 24222; ID, Radio Goofy, music
6285 @ 1551 Focus (tent) - 34333; Wonderful Radio London jingle, "Your Unchanging love" by Marvin Gaye

I also heard stations at the same time on 6295 and 6305, but I heard no IDs. Somebody on the Chat suggested 6305 was R Marabu. We shall see on Saturday!

Radio Zeewolf

It is good to hear that Radio Zeewolf has been able to renew his interest in "Hobby" radio after having received "The Letter" from the AT in the Netherlands. He is experimenting with a miniwhip antenna and will report his logs in the coming weeks. Good Luck! 
Further details (in Dutch) on his website: http://middengolfontvangstrapporten.blogspot.co.uk/ The title is: "Verder met ontvangsten uit 2015"

Computer problems

The good news: SanDisk are replacing my SSD under the 3 year warranty. The bad news: I am still having problems with my PC. Two PCI slots on the motherboard seem to be not working and I have lost my wi-fi card and audio card. I am using an Ethernet link to the Broadband router which is fine, but the sound card is a real loss. I think I need to replace the motherboard, but do I have the nerve to remove the FX-6300 processor and place it in a new motherboard? Watch this space. Anyone know a computer expert?
Seriously though I could do with some advice ....

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Logs of Wednesday 16th December 2015

6290 @ 1510 Hitmix - 24222; Music, then CD. ID via Chat
6735 @ 1538 Pioneer - 35434; "Living Years" by Mike & The Mechanics, "The Logical Song" by Supertramp
4026 @ 1823 Laser  - 3-44333; "I Miss You" by Haddaway

Radio Rainbow was also heard briefly on 3935 @ 1825 but disappeared shortly after.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Logs of Tuesday 15th December 2015

6293 @ 1457 Hitmix - 24222; ID from Hitmix, chat in German & English, "Amsterdam" by Cora
6325 @ 1504 Goofy - 24333; "Ztracena Bloudim" by Verona, (SINPO shows peak signal)
6260 @ 1508 Digital - 35433; Instrumental, talk in Dutch, ID, Dutch track, "Jouw Liefste Wens" by De Paladijns

Monday, 14 December 2015

Logs of Monday 14th December 2015

6300 @ 0958 Merlin - 2-35333; Recording of an evening's broadcast from previously, "Bank Robber" by The Clash

The SSD in my PC decided to give up the ghost this morning, so I have had to revert to a good old mechanical hard drive. Seems the only thing I have lost is my logs from about April this year. Still I do have the Blog copy and a printed copy! Maybe the new devices are not always the best. The SSD is completely dead. I probably will not replace it.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Logs of Sunday 13th December 2015

6180 @ 0857 Mike - 3-45434; Test, audio filtering, ID in English, "Asia Minor" by Kokomo
6305 @ 0940 Merlin - 34333; Advert for Dr Tim, "Stop, Stop, Stop" by The Hollies, Queen & "Don't Stop Me Now" @ 0956. Good to hear Merlin back on the band!
6295 @ 0943 Tower - 3-45433; "Christmas was A Friend Of Mine" by Fay Lovsky", ID @ 0947 in English and Dutch
6201 @ 0945 Sunflower - 35433; "To Whom It Concerns" by Chris Andrews
6325 @ 0954 Zwarte Panter - 35433; Slightly Distorted microphone audio, ID, in English, Mark Almond & Gene Pitney - "Something's Gotten Hold of my Heart"
6260 @ 0957 Quadzilla - 25333; "Ashes & Diamonds" by The Classics, ID in Dutch, Teenager & "Baby Hold On"
6210 @ 1039 VOTN - 35333; "Christmas was A Friend Of Mine" by Fay Lovsky
6265 @ 1042 RSI (Scotland) - 35433; Talking in English about Chat problems, "Time" by Koto
6285 @ 1047 Python - 35434; "Shambhala" by PAUW
6803 @ 1142 Pink Panther - 35333; "Stand By Your Man" ID in Dutch
6325 @ 1146 Montferland - 35433; "The Hits Keep Coming Medley '86" by Shakin' Stevens & Bonnie Tyler, "Esta Cara Me Es Conocida" by Grace Jones
6260 @ 1203 RSI (Scotland) - 35434; "Daddy Cool" by Boney M, "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher
6396 @ 1435 GSV - 34333; "I'm No Angel" by The Gregg Allman Band
6285 @ 1445 Telstar - 3-45434; "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Them
6300 @ 1453 Norton - 34333; "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" by BZN
6320 @ 1541 Little Feat - 34333; "Waiting For A Train" by Flash & The Pan (via Twente SDR)
4026 @ 1612 Laser - 3-45433; "Hotline Bling" by Drake
3930 @ 1622 Batavia - 34333 ; "The Edge of Heaven" by Wham!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Logs of Saturday 12th December 2015

6300 @ 1035 NMD - 35333; "Let There Be Rock" by AC/DC
6321 @ 1038 Ascona - 24222; "Halo of Fires" by Alice Cooper

Friday, 11 December 2015

Logs of Friday 11th December 2015

3905 @ 2205 Skyline - 34232 ; ID, chat in Dutch, polka music

First Christmas Greetings!


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM RUNE IN NORWAY

Christmas Greetings from Rune, a SWL in Norway. Thanks Rune!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Logs of Thursday 10th December 2015

6283 @ 1454 Hitmix - 24222; "Du Bist Ein Wunder" by Wolfgang Petry

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Social Media

For a little fun and to contact some people who read the blog, I decided to go on Facebook. 
However, it seems that to be a member on there now, you must give your personal identity. They asked me to confirm it with personal identity proof.
I only wanted to put Terry's Hobby Radio Blog out there for chats!

Sorry if you joined and find the account deactivated! 
I am really not going to bother. 
If they looked at the account they would realise I am not a terrorist or anything else! However, I understand the need for tight security, as long as it applies to everyone.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Logs of Monday 7th December 2015

6285 @ 1644 Underground - 35444; ID, greetings to me & people in Chat, "Monday Monday" by The Mamas & Papas, "Fallin'" by Connie Francis @ 1656. 

Band closed for short skip @ 1700

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Logs of Sunday 6th December 2015

6285 @ 0943 Lowland - 35433; "Only The Lonely" by Roy Orbison
6330 @ 1040 Quintus - 35433; Polka music, ID and phone number, more polka music
6285 @ 1058 Ronalisa - 24322; "Wake Me Up" by Avicii
6260 @ 1103 Quadzilla - 2-35222; "I Want To Break Free" by Queen
6305 @ 1105 Python - 35433; "Movin' On Up" by Primal Scream
6320,6 @ 1110 Zwarte Panter - 35433 "Jump" by The Pointer Sisters
6295 @ 1210 Montferland - 3-45544; "Sunchyme" by Dario G, ID and greetings, "Forever Man" by Eric Clapton
6305 @ 1228 Underground - 3-45433; "Snowbird" by Anne Murray
6305 @ 1245 Lowland - 2-34333; Response to Underground on 6305
6280 @ 1250 Cosmic - 2-34333; Cosmic ID, "Right Her Right Now" by Jesus Jones

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Logs of Saturday 5th December 2015

6325 @ 0931 Zwarte Panter - 35434; "Mississippi" by Pussycat, "Venus" by Bananarama @ 0939
6305 @ 0959 Montferland - 3-45434; "Chattahoochee" by Alan Jackson, The Bellamy Brothers & "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body ..."
6875 @ 1014 Europa - 24222; Weak but music audible: "Sweet Bird" by Neon Heights
6803 @ 1144 Pioneer - 35433; "Top Of The Hill Polka" by Walter Ostanek, "Toe Blijf Nou Weg" by De Paladijns, "Top Of The World" by The Carpenters @ 1148
6317 @ 1316 Zwarte Panter - 35433; Test on 10w transmitter: "Alleen Jij Magdalena" by Medler Trio
6290 @ 1513 Ronalisa - 35433; "Zeit Macht Nur Vor Dem Teufel Halt" by Barry Ryan
6400 @ 1529 Panda - 35333; "The Flintstones" theme tune, "Star Trek" theme @ 1533, "The Adams Family" @ 1537
3905 @ 1634 Underground - 35333; "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell (extended  mix), Billie Holiday & "The Way You Look Tonight"
4026 @ 1638 Laser  - 35434; "Seventeen" by Let Loose
3905 @ 2117 Skyline - 35333; "Against The Wind" by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1620 @ 2124 Shaduwjager - 35434; ID and greetings in Dutch, "Burning Heart" by Survivor

Friday, 4 December 2015

Logs of Friday 4th December 2015

6285 @ 1423 Python - 3-45433; "Lies" by Fleetwood Mac, "Ashes To Ashes" by Tears For Fears, "Five Minutes" by Her
6285U @ 1857 Mike Radio - S9+20; "Stop Loving You" by Toto, "Lovely Day" (remix) by Bill Withers, still s9 @ 1953, "Airport" by The Motors, "Every Time I Think of You" by The Babys, weaker by 1929
3930 @ 1859 Batavia - 34333 ; "Drive My Car" by The Beatles, "Greetings to me, "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys

Interestingly, note that I heard Mike Radio on 6285 between 1857 and 1925 when the band has been recently closed for short and medium skip. The station had disappeared completely by 1940, so skip had lengthened by then.

Relays this weekend

Saturday HLR:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz

Sunday HLR:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Logs of Thursday 3rd December 2015

A very quiet few days of free radio activity at my receiver. The The band is closing rapidly for short and medium skip around 1600 UTC and some days even earlier than this. Laser on 4026 has been down in the noise, inaudible here. 
The K index this evening went down to 0, so perhaps conditions may change. 

I did hear one station today: 

6401 @ 1514 WMR  - 24222; Weak but good peaks through the noise; "Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons