Thursday, September 13, 2012

Easy listening

Usually we listen to the pirates down in the radio room or in the bedroom, but we also have a receiver in the living room and tonight we connected up the antenna. The radio is a Lowe HF150 and we used our new MW coil antenna at around 12 metres high to listen to Radio Barones on 1647 and Radio Calipso on 1620. Reception of both stations was super and we enjoyed listening with a nice cup of tea and some Dutch biscuits!




You can watch a video of the reception . . .



Super reception. But who is that voice with the jingle on Baro????!!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Top marks at last!

Thursday was a busy and long day at work for me and I did not arrive home until late. So, after something to eat, it was time to go to bed. 

I keep a Sony 2001d and a small loop antenna in the bedroom, so before going to the land of sleep I thought I would make a quick check at the top of the mediumwave band. And I was very pleased I did . . .

Booming out of the receiver with 55555 was Monte Carlo... a really tremendous signal. And then, when he closed down, Radio Spakenburg came on air, again with the maximum signal. For some time now, the operator of that station has been trying to be heard in England with top marks, and now he has done it!

I made a few short videos of the reception of Spakenburg. 

Firstly, with the radio on the bed (Lisa was already asleep and the radio did not wake her!) . . . 



Then with the radio next to the bed . . . 





And finally, listening to Spakenburg with the lights switched out . . .



As well as Spakenburg and Monte Carlo, plenty of other stations were coming in very well on the portable receiver. I also heard: Santana, Jeneverstoker, Pandora, Utopia and Casablanca

Sunday, September 02, 2012

The stations we have heard recently on MW

It's been a while since I posted any logs on here, so here we go with what has been heard recently here in England. As usual the receiver is the Lowe HF225 with loop antenna and now with an additional coil antenna at around 12 metres high


Saturday, September 1, 2012
1611       2220       Barones 54544-55555 music programme
1620       2232       Calipso 55544 music programme
1629       2232       Relmus 44544 music programme
1665       2232       Polkaman music programme
1650       2235       Moby Dick 45544 music programme
1636       2237       Kezier En Keizeren music programme
1656       2252       Romax 34443 qsoing
1650       2259       Spakenburg 43543 qsoing
1655       2313       Monte Carlo 44444 qsoing
1655       2324       Spakenburg 44444 qsoing
1636       2342       Romax 34443 qsoing
1642       2344       Monte Carlo 34433-45544 qsoing
1639       2350       Marskramer (Friesland) 34433 music programme
1632       2356       Dr Blow 34533-45544 qsoing
1620       0005       Jeneverstoker 24432 qsoing

A busy night with fine conditions. Barones was blasting through the ether on 1611 but there were plenty of other big signals on the band and also a couple of new stations for us. Dr Blow and Marskramer (Friesland) have not been heard before. You can listen to the reception on a recording we made featuring many of the stations heard this evening. Click here to download it

Thursday, August 30, 2012
1653       2225       Barones music programme
1646       2231       Vrolijke Mijnwerker qsoing
1646       2300       Barones music programme
1640       2336       Monte Carlo 55444 qsoing
1633       2344       Barcelona 44444-55555 qsoing
1638       0006       Jeneverstoker 24332-35343 qsoing
1634       0007       Kruik 24332-35333 qsoing
1652       0024       Jeneverstoker 34333

Barones, Mijnwerker and Barcelona were all very strong this evening. You can listen to a recording of Barcelona here mostly with the maximum 55555 sinpo

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
1629       2115       Calipso 55444
1640       2125       Wadloper 43333 music programme
1649       2128       Santana 35343-45344 music programme
1640       2135       Professor Sickbok music programme
1645       2207       Noordzee 55444 asking for report

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
1629       2115       Calipso music programme
1620       2115       Anton music programme
1645       2116       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 44534 music programme
1640       2212       Professor Sickbok 23422 qsoing
1644       2228       Casablanca 34543-45544 qsoing
1645       2231       Turfsteker qsoing
1653       2232       Jeneverstoker 24542-34543 qsoing

Monday, August 27, 2012
1629       2228       Calipso 54434-55444 qsoing
1633       2229       Barcelona 54444 qsoing
1665       2229       Kristal 45433 music programme
1640       2235       Monte Carlo 45444 qsoing
1645       2237       Casablanca qsoing
1640       2240       Professor Sickbok 35333 qsoing
1640       2242       Odynn 35333 qsoing
1645       2246       Monte Carlo 45344 qsoing
1653       2328       Jeneverstoker 25332 qsoing

Friday, August 24, 2012
1670       2042       Matrix 24532-34433 music programme
1659       2043       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 45544 music programme
1637       2044       Mi Amigo
1625       2044       Relmus 45544-55544 music programme
1655       2047       Barones 44534-54554 music programme
1650       2047       Moby Dick 34443-44544 music programme
1610       2049       Anton 34543 music programme
1643       2056       Turftrekker 34443 music programme
1636       2239       Romax 34533 qsoing
1665       2241       Polkaman music programme
1633       2243       Barcelona 43544-54544 qsoing                   
1629       2306       Calipso testing
1635       2318       Bravo Sierra 24522 music programme
1630       2345       Pecon 35533 qsoing

Thursday, August 23, 2012
1620       2100       Relmus 45333-45344 music programme
1629       2130       Calipso 45344-55444 music programme
1650       2212       Zonneschijn 45344 qsoing
1645       2217       Marianne 45344 qsoing
1645       2220       Digitaal 35233-45344 qsoing
1653       2245       VAT69 music programme

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1629       0000       Relmus 45534 music programme
1645       0022       Pandora 45534 qsoing
1653       0026       Jeneverstoker 24522 qsoing

Thursday, August 16, 2012
1623       2202       Montecarlo 35543 with music programme mainly English music!
1646       2203       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55534 music programme
1650       2204       Moby Dick 33533-44544 music programme
1645       2222       Casablanca 54534 report for Mijnwerker

Audio we made in the Netherlands

While we were on holiday in the Netherlands last month, we were lucky enough to be able to stay in the homes of Radio Barones, Zeewolf and Relmus. We all had some fine times, doing all sorts of things including a day trip to the zoo and going inside two windmills, one that was working, much to the delight of my eldest daughter!

There were lots of broadcasts made where I took the microphone a few times . . . and I was also able to make some recordings of other stations. As you all know, I make a lot of recordings in England that feature on my MW Pirate Review, so it was interesting to hear how the stations I listen to at home are received in England.

You can download some of the recordings here and be amazed at how strong some of the signals are. If only we had all these MW pirates in England . . .

Matrix 1670, recorded at 2005 UTC on July 31
Kristal 1636, recorded at 1936 UTC on July 31
Utopia 1620, recorded at 1048 UTC on July 31
Calipso 1629, recorded at 2325 UTC on July 31
Dikke Betta, recorded at 0758 UTC on August 3
Baanbreker, recorded at 0814 UTC on August 3
Scotland, recorded at 0825 UTC on August 3

Saturday, September 01, 2012

That Relmus gets everywhere!

So last night I went to bed a little earlier than usual after a long day at work. But just as the lights went out, I switched on the portable receiver by the side of the bed and heard a big signal on 1635. Me and Mrs Wizard wondered who it could be and soon there was an announcement: "Radio Relmus"!

Mr Relmus was trying a different transmitter - one belonging to Radio Batavier with about 500 watts. The signal was superb and I made a small video when the bedroom light was switched out. Take a look . . . out of the darkness you will hear the booming voice of the Relmus taking to a listener in New Hampshire, USA!


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