A very happy Easter to all readers of the blog, old and new. I hope you are all having a fun weekend with perhaps some pirate radio listening as well.
Following an afternoon of Disney films and Easter eggs, I've popped down to the radio room to see what's happening on the bands. Conditions on SW don't seem too great, although The Bogusman is doing very well on 6285, while Radio Universe from the Netherlands has a fair signal on 6385.
Over at the top of the MW band I'm very pleased to hear some atrocious local interference plaguing me last night has disappeared. It was causing a real problem to my pirate listening, so I'm very happy it's done one for now.
As I write at around 1830 utc, Relmus (1655) and Witte Tornado (1647) are doing best of all, while there is a lower-powered station on 1620 and a few minutes ago there was another on 1611. The band is a bit noisy and there conditions aren't at their peak yet, but that should hopefully improve in the next hour or two. In the meantime, here are the station's I've heard recently:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
1623 2305 Yogi 35443 music programme
1640 2313 Zwarte Schaduw 25322 qsoing
1640 2315 Monte Carlo 35333-45444 qsoing
1615 2318 Barones 55544-55555 music programme
Monday, April 14, 2014
1611 1759 Brugwachter 45454-55555 qsoing
1620 1801 Blue Star weak signal qsoing
1655 1804 Oldtimer 35333-55544 music programme
1638 1923 Bluebird 44444-55555 music programme
1611 2016 Batavia 33433-34443 music programme
1653 2126 Vliegende Schotel 45434-55544 music programme
1670 2140 Noorderzon 24222-34333 music programme with 45 watts
1633 2155 Barcelona 54444 music programme
Sunday, April 13, 2014
1638 2155 Bluebird 55544 music programme
1653 2235 Vligende Schotel 45444 qsoing
1650 2306 Jeneverstoker 34333 report for Bluebird