Friday, March 08, 2013

QSO crazy

For the last few evenings I've been tuning in to the MW pirates quite late, but there has still been plenty to hear. In the space of one hour on Thursday evening I heard nine different stations. Seven of them were qsoing and two were busy with programmes. I know some people who are not keen on endless chatting on the band and much prefer to listen to music and talking. I don't mind either type of broadcast - sometimes I like to leave the dial on one station and listen to lots of music, especially if the signal is strong and modulation is good - and at other times it can be fascinating to compare signals of stations qsoing with each other.

Thursday, March 7, 2013
1647       2252       Armada 45444-55444 qsoing
1656       2252       Batavia 24322 music programme




1698       2252       Korenklopper 45333-45444 asking for report
1645       2300       Vuurvogel 54444 qsoing
1647       2307       Casablanca 54444 qsoing
1698       2317       Polkaman 34333 qsoing
1625       2320       Marskramer (Friesland) 24332-34343
1647       2326       Noordzee 44444 qsoing
1651       2329       Jeneverstoker 24322-44444 qsoing
1670       2332       Korenklopper 45444 qsoing
1665       2354       Polkaman 24332-34333 qsoing

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 (using the 1950s Pye receiver)
1647       2358       Monte Carlo 45444-55544 qsoing
1645       0002       Noordzee 44444 qsoing
1655       0004       Jenvestoker 23322 qsoing
1628       0008       Jack Sparrow 44433-44444 qsoing
1660       0010       Amigo 33433 qsoing

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
1636       2304       Arrianne 54444 qsoing
1655       2304       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55544 music programme
1676       2308       Polkaman qsoing
1629       2311       Noordzee 45444 qsoing
1654       2317       Jeneverstoker 24322 qsoing
1645       2318       Monte Carlo qsoing
1636       2321       Pandora 54544 testing
1654       2340       Noordzee 45534 qsoing
1660       2351       Monte Carlo 24422 qsoing
1648       2352       Casablanca 55444 qsoing
1638       2354       Calipso 55544 qsoing
1660       2354       Noordzee 45444 qsoing

Monday, March 4, 2013
1645       1715       Zwarte Boekanier 25442 music programme
1640       1726       Blauwe Reiger weak signal asking for report
1655       1733       Digitaal weak signal qsoing
1656       1749       Blauwe Reiger weak signal qsoing
1671       2213       Armada 34433 qsoing
1656       2218       Vuurvogel 35433 qsoing
1650       2223       Monte Carlo 35443 qsoing
1645       2227       Torpedojager 35433 qsoing
1655       2233       Electron 35443 qsoing
1645       2241       Marianne 34433-55555 qsoing
1647       2245       Armada 35433 qsoing
1655       2249       Monte Carlo 35433-55444 qsoing
1657       2332       Jenverstoker 24332-34433 qsoing
1647       2333       Casablanca 45444 qsoing

Sunday, March 03, 2013
1615       1845       Batavier 35433 music programme
1630       1845       Marskramer 55444 qsoing
1647       1845       Witte Tornado 55444 music programme
1660       1846       Viking 55544 music programme
1629       1855       Pandora 45434 qsoing
1638       2000       Calipso 55544 qsoing
1620       2005       Weduwe 55444 music programme
1641       2114       Witte Raaf 44544 music programme
1675       2122       Polkaman 25332
1647       2139       Bluebird 55544 at 2330
1512       2140       Tempico 22522-43544 music programme
1647       2353       Casablanca 55544
1623       2357       Anatolia 33333-55444 music programme
1654       0008       Jenverstoker 35333 qsoing

Observations

  • It's always good to hear Korenklopper pop up on the band from time to time, especially as he was one of the stations I visited last summer when I was on holiday in the Netherlands. He had a very strong signal on Thursday evening, first of all on the unusual frequency of 1698. Dutch pirates are starting to creep higher and higher in the band, just like many of their Balkan counterparts, so keep an ear out right up to 1700 kHz+
  • Vuurvogel has been busy qsoing over the last few days and it seems that every time I hear him his overall sound is a little better. On Thursday his modulation was the best yet. I really hope this long-standing pirate will be on air soon with some programmes
  • There are two stations from the Netherlands called Marskramer and it was the one from Friesland who was playing music on 1625 on Thursday night. On the peaks the signal was very good with clear modulation
  • There are often plenty of Greek and Serbian stations arriving on our radios in England, and there was a particularly strong signal on 1623 last Sunday night. Trying to identify these stations is incredibly difficult, but with a little help from the Anodos forum it seems Radio Anatolia was the station we could hear with a very good signal

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