Monday, October 10, 2016

A raid, a comeback and plenty of activity

First, some bad news from across the water in that the AT paid a visit to the Blonde Zwerver on September 30 after reports the station had been causing interference over the PA system at a local church. Other pirates have received warning letters and even a knock at the door from the authorities but continue to broadcast one way or another, so there is always a chance this might not be the end of another station.

Some of you might have seen my recent post about Radio Delta, who used to operate on SW with the P.O. Box 41 Elburg address, and were on MW way back in the 1970s. They have been testing again on 1.6 MHz, trying out different audio processors and the like, and the plans are still there to hit the band with some international programmes.





Dutch pirates in general have long fascinated me. There are some who really capture my imagination for one reason or another though, and one such station is O Superman, also known as OSM Radio. He can be silent for months, then all of a sudden will appear in the air. I've heard him a few times recently, with a simply stunning signal on October 5, even more so when you consider his transmitter power at the time was 100 watts courtesy of two of the famous 807 valves. He was reportedly using 8x807s in his modulator, which explains why the signal meter here was swinging around every time he spoke or played any music. You can see a video and recording below.

Early Sunday morning continues to be a good time to catch Dutch pirates on air, and reception is getting better and better at this time over here in England as the sun rises later and later. The Bootsman was doing good work last Sunday before a nice qso including several other pirates.




Time now to bring the logs up to date:

Monday, October 10, 2016
1632          2105         Bluebird 55444-55555 music programme
1650          2020         Vrijevogel 25222 music programme
1640          2024         Veronica 35333 music programme
1625          2026         Witte Raaf 35333 music programme
1624          2308         Soerabaya 25222-35333 music programme



Sunday, October 9, 2016
1620          0556         Bootsman 35333-45444 music programme
1620          0615         Zwarte Bouvier 25222 report for Bootsman
1620          0637         Noordzee 35333 qsoing
1629          2106         Zwarte Panter (Oldenzaal) 34333-45444 music show
1647          2110         Witte Tornado 45444 music programme
1629          2217         Monte Carlo 35333 report for Zwarte Panter



Friday, October 7, 2016
1645          1709         JB 35333
1620          1715         Sterrekijker 25222 at 1758 music programme
1650          1755         Relmus 25222-35333 music programme

Thursday, October 6, 2016
1636          0603         Torpedojager 25222-35333 music programme
1638          1815         Bluebird 35333-45444 music programme
1630          2108         Alpenjager 35333 testing
1640          2108         Professor Sickbok 45444 qsoing
1645          2110         Turfsteker 25232-35333 qsoing
1645          2113         Noordzee 45444 qsoing
1620          2117         Meteoor 45444 qsoing
1635          2120         Monte Carlo 25332 qsoing
1620          2122         Bonte Specht 25232 qsoing
1640          2127         Monte Carlo 35333 qsoing
1642          2137         Noordzee 45444 qsoing
1625          2218         Pandora 55444 report for Alpenjager
1627          2225         Jeneverstoker 25332-35333 report for Alpenjager



Wednesday, October 5, 2016
1620          1940         Turftrekker 44444 qsoing
1624          1940         Wadloper 44444 music programme
1613          1942         Batavier 23222-34333 music programme
1636          1948         Blauwe Koe 44444 qsoing
1620          1955         Sapporro 32432 qsoing
1629          2014         Barones 54444 testing
1655          2057         OSM 35443-55454 qsoing
1634          2100         Vrolijke Mijnwerker 45444 music programme
1620          2106         Noordzee 33433-44444 music programme
1640          2110         Anton 44444 asking for report
1640          2130         Professor Sickbok 44444 report for Anton
1636          2130         Toulouse 34433 report for Anton 
1620          2138         Anton 44444 qsoing
1655          2200         Monte Carlo 45333-45444 qsoing
1645          2220         Noordzee 45444 qsoing
1645          2224         Monte Carlo 45444 qsoing
1650          2252         Delta 35443 testing     
     






Tuesday, October 4, 2016
1620          1629         Digitaal 35333 music programme
1638          1630         Sylvania weak signal, 25343 at 1823 music programme
1650          1632         Vendor 25232 
1647          1747         Nachtzwerver weak signal qsoing
1629          1822         Admiraal 25432 qsoing
1633          2153         Barcelona 45433 music programme
1625          2243         Pandora 55434 

Monday, October 3, 2016
1611          1805         Atlantic 54444 music programme
1645          1810         Zwarte Boekannier 44444 music programme
1640          1811         Veronica 34433-44444 music programme
1650          1813         Vrijevogel 34443 music programme
1629          2007         Blauwe Koe 45444 music programme
1665          2030         Zwarte Panter 25222 testing
1634          2112         Bluebird 55555 music programme
1645          2137         Monte Carlo 35443-45444 report for Veronica
1629          2142         Noordzee 44444 report for Veronica
1621          2143         Pioneer 35222-35333 asking for report
1640          2218         Casablanca 55444 qsoing
1629          2232         Monte Carlo 44444 qsoing
1650          2246         Monte Carlo 45444 qsoing 

Sunday, October 2, 2016
1636          1524         Bizon 34433 at 1745 music programme
1647          1542         Witte Tornado much stronger later music programme
1620          1658         Turftrekker 35443 report for Bizon
1625          1732         Turftrekker 25322 qsoing
1625          1736         Sapporro weak signal qsoing
1638          1747         Admiraal 23432 qsoing
1629          1754         Speedygonzales 35333-45444 at 1803 qsoing
1630          1801         Admiraal 35433 qsoing
1629          1810         Barones 45444-55555 qsoing
1635          1826         Havanna 45434 qsoing
1620          2100         Noordzee 34433-44444 qsoing
1615          2113         Monte Carlo 35333 qsoing
1649          2139         Kaimaan 25222 report for Witte Tornado 
1644          2205         Monte Carlo 35333 report for Kaimaan
1611          2212         Pioneer 33333 report for Monte Carlo
1645          2250         Pioneer 35333 qsoing

Friday, September 30, 2016
1629          1640         De Friese Piraat 25322-35333 music programme 
1620          1640         Sterrekijker 25342 music programme
1655          1736         Relmus 25222-35333 music programme
1640          1759         Studio Friesland 25222 report for Friese Piraat
1620          1802         Brandaris 33433 asking for report
1629          1813         Studio Friesland 34333 qsoing
1615          1820         Batavier 34333-44444 music programme
1611          1850         Kooiplas 34333 music programme
1643          1847         Digitaal 55444 music programme
1621          2109         Uniek 35333-45444 music programme
1655          2110         Wilskracht 35333-45444 music programme
1640          2128         Professor Sickbok 55444 music programme
1645          2128         Relmus 33433 testing

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1629          1752         Blauwe Koe 35333 music programme
1611          1758         Eldorado 44444 music programme
1633          2130         Barcelona 44444 qsoing
1630          2145         OSM 23212, 35433 at 2245 qsoing
1625          2227         Pandora 45434-55444 qsoing
1621          2257         Monaco 35333 qsoing

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
1611          1930         Turftrekker 45444 music programme
1645          1933         Twentana 45444 music programme
1630          1935         Marrianne 35333-55444 music programme
1613          1936         Digitaal 43433 testing
1646          1946         Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444 music programme
1646          2110         Turfsteker 25322-35333 music programme
1635          2113         Ruisbreker 35333 music programme
1629          2114         Noordzee 45444 report for Marrianne
1655          2115         Snowman 25322 music programme
1633          2116         Barcelona 54444 qsoing
1665          2122         Polkaman 25322
1629          2145         Snowman 24422 music programme

Monday, September 26, 2016
1640          1543         Professor Sickbok weak signal qsoing
1638          1620         Bluebird 25222 music programme until 2230!
1620          1659         Schaduwjager 35333-45444 qsoing
1633          2152         Barcelona 54444 qsoing
1625          2231         Pandora 55444-55555 report for Bluebird
1650          2249         Delta 35333 testing with non-stop music

Sunday, September 25, 2016
1647          2156         Nachtrijder weak signal qsoing
1630          2156         Driland 44444 qsoing
1645          2202         Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444
1641          2205         Casablanca 55544 qsoing
1655          2220         Driland 45444 qsoing
1611          2243         Technical Man 44444 testing new T antenna

Friday, September 23, 2016
1643          1650         Pecon 25332
1630          1704         Alaska weak signal
1626          1707         Musky weak signal, 25332 at 1803 music programme
1620          1726         Sterrekijker 25232-35333 music programme
1655          1737         Relmus 35333 testing
1611          1838         Turftrekker 54444 music programme
1646          2113         Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444 music programme               
1665          2206         Polkaman 25222-35333 music programme
1641          2234         Casablanca 55444 report for Mijnwerker
1650          2257         Delta 35222-35333 testing for first time on MW since 1970s

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
1620          1633         Schaduwjager 35343 qsoing
1625          1649         Akai 25242 qsoing
1620          1652         Skywire weak signal qsoing
1622          1653         Monaco 24332 qsoing
1611          1654         Mike Radio 35443 testing in USB, then AM
1629          1738         Edelkampioen 54444-55555 music programme

Monday, September 19, 2016
1630          1634         Digitaal 25222 testing
1645          1635         Zwarte Boekanier 25222 music programme

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