Friday, August 16, 2013

Updating the logs

It's time for some logs from this side, starting off with last night (Thursday), when there was plenty going on at the top of the MW band . . .

Thursday, August 15, 2013
1655       2154       James Bond 55544 music programme
1638       2156       Bluebird 55544 qsoing
1476       2157       Edelkampioen 43533 music programme
1620       2157       King 33433 music programme
1645       2158       Vriendschap 44534 qsoing
1650       2208       Monte Carlo 44544 qsoing
1642       2214       Noordzee 45434 qsoing
1636       2220       Romax 44534 qsoing
1630       2223       Digitaal 55434-55544 qsoing
1650       2227       Jeneverstoker 33433 qsoing
1645       2229       Strandjutter 34433-44444 report for James Bond
1655       2232       Wilksracht 34433-44444 report for James Bond
1636       2235       Digitaal 55444-55555 qsoing
1655       2237       Oldtimer 45534 report for James Bond
1630       2238       Salamander 22422 report for James Bond
1655       2255       Carona 43543, 54444 at 2345 qsoing
1656       2256       Romax 43543 qsoing
1636       2258       Studio Veronica 35443 qsoing
1647       2303       Casablanca (Emmen) 55534 qsoing
1655       2340       Monte Carlo 54444 qsoing

Monday, August 12, 2013
1628       2013       Marianne 34433-44444 music programme
1638       2013       Bluebird 55544 music programme            
1643       2014       Twentana 32442-43443 music programme
1646       2029       Blauwe Reiger 44444-45444 testing
1657       2217       Jan De Roos (Black Bandit) 55444 music programme

Sunday, August 11, 2013
1647       1818       Witte Tornado 34433-44444, 55544 at 2124 music programme
1638       1818       Bluebird 45454-55555 music programme
1621       1824       Orion 24442, 44444 at 2001 music programme
1630       1826       Vulcano 24322-34333 music programme
1512       1828       Tempico 44434 at 2111 music programme
1630       1951       Meteoor 34433-44444 report for Vulcano 
1657       2106       Jan Tabac (Black Bandit) 55444 music programme
1476       2110       Verona 32432 music programme
1629       2112       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444
1655       2138       Mustang 44444-54544 music programme
1646       2222       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55544 qsoing
1650       2228       Relmus 45444 testing
1643       2237       Monte Carlo 55544-55555 qsoing
1636       2300       Jeneverstoker 45444 qsoing


Saturday, August 10, 2013
1611       2038       Armada 33433-44444 music programme
1620       2038       Carolina 55555 music programme
1615       2039       Batavier 44444-54554 music programme with Wadloper and Witte Reus
1638       2039       Bluebird 44444-55544 music programme
1652       2039       Uniek 34443-44444 music programme
1665       2040       Polkaman 33333-44444 music programme
1512       2041       Kameleon 44444 music programme
1657       2107       Jan Tabac (Black Bandit) 55444-55555 testing
1630       2137       Spakenburg 34444-44444 music programme
1611       2209       Turftrekker 43444-44444 report for Armada and music programme
1650       2240       Majorca 33433 qsoing
1620       2246       Spakenburg 43444 qsoing
1656       2257       Romax 35443-45444 music programme
1629       2323       Calipso 55555 music programme
1654       2359       Jeneverstoker 35333 report for Romax
1647       0017       Zeewolf 35333-45444 report for Uniek
1647       0105       Soerabaya 34333 testing

Friday, August 9, 2013
1620       1815       Sterrekijker 35443, 55444 at 2027 music programme
1615       1958       Batavier 35343-55444 music programme with Witte Reus
1627       1959       Japie de Sloper 45344 report for Sterrekijker
1646       1959       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444 music programme
1636       2000       Twentana 35343 music programme
1620       2006       De Zwerver 24332 report for Sterrekijker
1512       2030       Rode Adelaar 42522-44544 music programme
1629       2037       Calipso 55444 music programme
1653       2158       Monte Carlo asking for report
1653       2158       Jeneverstoker 33333
1652       2211       Majorca 34343 report for Monte Carlo
1630       2308       Electron 55444 qsoing
1650       2310       Monte Carlo 55444 qsoing
1630       2350       Tidalwave 55344 qsoing and testing modulation
1623       2358       Zwarte Schaduw 35343 qsoing

Observations

  • Radio James Bond is not often on the air these days, so it was really nice to hear his distinctive sound on Thursday evening. He was in the air for some time playing records before an enjoyable qso that attracted a whole host of stations who came on air to talk to the famous pirate. You can listen to a recording here. One of the stations who came up with a report was Strandjutter, who is also rarely in the air, and was coming in with a good signal. It's been a while since I last heard Carona, and he too was talking to James Bond. When some stations are on air they often attract plenty of other operators to switch on their transmitters - another good example is Zonnester. When he closes down from his music programme on a Sunday morning on 1620 the band becomes full of stations wanting to talk to him
  • On Monday evening old Jan Tabac was entertaining his followers late into the night. He was still going strong when I finally switched off the radio at about 0200 here in the UK. He is always fun to listen to and you never quite know what's coming next on his broadcasts
  • I've mentioned the frequency of 1476 several times before on the blog, and I've heard a few stations using the channel in the last week. Edelkampioen was on air with a good signal on Thursday night, while Verona was trying it out last Sunday night. Like many of the in-band frequencies, there can often be interference, but some good pirate signals are possible on the peaks
  • Late last Saturday night, and just into the early hours of Sunday morning, it was great to hear Zeewolf on air on MW again. He was a regular with Friday night programmes in the past, but he popped up on his usual frequency of 1647 to give a report to Uniek. His signal was pretty good. More please!

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