Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Great time of the year

The clocks have changed since we last posted, which means it is now possible to hear the Dutch pirates at our location in England at least an hour earlier than previously. And with the days becoming shorter, the window for hearing the stations from across the North Sea will gradually become greater. It is now possible to hear signals arriving from around 1500 UTC (1600 Dutch time).

I remember a few years ago hearing Schaduwjager at around 1300, and during the winter I can regularly hear stations until around 0900, which means near round-the-clock reception during the weeks ahead.

As I type, on Tuesday evening, the band is very quiet. It was nice to catch low-power Skywire a little earlier, and on Monday night, too, when Malibu was also doing very well with just 60 watts.



One of the reasons for the low activity could be because of further intervention from Agentschap Telecom, who continue to keep a close eye on pirate activity, visiting studios and sending warning letters to stations they can locate. Among those pirates recently believed to have been contacted by the Dutch government body responsible for policing the airwaves are Turfsteker, Batavier, Concordia, Zwarte Panter and Twentana.

It's been a while since I updated the list of stations heard, so let's sort that out now:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
1640       1823       Skywire 25232 music programme
1611       1827       Blauwe Panda 25222-35443 music programme
1630       2008       Marianne 45444 music programme

Monday, November 7, 2016
1636       1459       Zwarte Boekanier 35343, 45444 at 1519 music programme
1645       1500       Casablanca 25232 music programme
1627       1520       Noordzee 35333 report for Casablanca
1638       1730       Admiraal 35333 qsoing
1635       1738       Digitaal 45444 qsoing
1647       1757       Skywire 24332 qsoing
1640       1852       Veronica 35333-45444 music programme
1620       1930       Malibu 25222-35333 testing antenna
1635       1942       Bluebird 55444 music programme
1665       2011       Digitaal 45444 testing
1670       2051       Noorderzon 25322

Sunday, November 6, 2016
1620       0600       Zonnester 45444 music programme
1620       0717       Johan 35333-45444 report for Zonnester
1620       0730       Edelkampioen 45444 qsoing 

Saturday, November 5, 2016
1665       1840       Noorderzon 25222 music programme
1630       1845       Yogi Bear en Eninstein 35343 music programme
1636       1850       Keizer en Keizerin 25222-35333 music programme
1648       2000       Moby Dick 45333-45444 music programme
1625       2317       Spotvogel 35333 music programme
1633       2322       Barcelona 45333-45444 qsoing
1629       2325       Noordzee 35333 qsoing
1636       2328       Romax 45333 qsoing


Monday, October 31, 2016
1620       1624       Zwarte Boekanier 35443 qsoing
1620       1635       Zwarte Schaduw 25232 qsoing
1620       1645       Zwarte BMW 34443 qsoing
1620       1647       Soerabaya 25332 qsoing
1645       1709       Zwarte Boekanier 35443 qsoing
1630       1725       Zwarte Boekanier 35443, 55555 at 1854 music programme
1620       1755       Mike Radio 25222-35333 testing
1638       1811       Admiraal 35333
1640       1852       Veronica 35333 music programme
1655       1908       Oldtimer 45333-45444 music programme
1611       1955       Atlantic 44444 testing
1625       2009       Pandora 55444 report for Zwarte Boekanier
1611       2013       Atlantis (NWO) 24322 music programme
1625       2022       Sapporo 25222-35333 report for Zwarte Boekanier

Sunday, October 30, 2016
1620       0600       Bootsman 35343 music programme
1620       0721       Johan 25342 report for Bootsman
1647       1800       Witte Tornado 45444 music programme
1611       1817       Sapporo 34443 music programme
1638       1841       Bluebird 55555 music programme
1665       2248       Polkaman 25222 music programme
1655       2252       Snowman 25332-35333 music programme

Saturday, October 29, 2016
1648       2310       Moby Dick 45444 music programme
1620       2312       Santana 45444 music programme
1615       2318       Uniek 44444 music programme
1655       2320       Snowman 25232-35333 music programme
1629       2324       Sono? Weak signal music programme

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1638       1700       Bluebird 55444-55555 music programme
1629       1732       Zwarte Panter 24222-35333 music programme
1620       1734       Sapporo 24342-35333 music programme
1620       1813       Jonge Boer 25222 report for Sapporo
1620       1936       Blauwe Koe 35343-45444 music programme
1655       2115       Wilskracht 35333 music programme
1665       2120       Noorderzon 25222 music programme
1655       2149       Snowman 25222-35333 music programme

Saturday, October 22, 2016
1621       0545       Monaco 32432-34443 music programme
1615       1750       Batavier 25222-35333 music programme
1620       1800       Torino 34343 music programme
1636       1801       Keizer en Keizerin 35343 music programme
1655       1802       Relmus 25222 music programme in parallel with 6295
1648       2314       Moby Dick 35333-45444 music programme
1625       2318       Pandora 55444 music programme
1631       2326       Jeneverstoker weak signal report for Pandora

Friday, October 21, 2016
1620       1750       Sterrekijker 25222-35443 music programme
1632       1756       Dageraad 35333 qsoing
1629       1800       Alaska 25222-35333 qsoing
1620       2138       Santana 35333-45444 music programme
1640       2139       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444 music programme
1660       2142       Noorderzon 25222 music programme
1615       2241       Akai 44444 testing
1665       2247       Polkaman 25332 music programme

Sunday, October 16, 2016
1620       0545       Zonnester 45444 music programme

Saturday, October 15, 2016
1620       1823       Torino 35333 music programme
1629       1824       Duranza 35333-45444 music programme
1636       1825       Keizer en Keizerin 35443 music programme
1670       1828       Matrix 25322-45444 music programme
1656       1834       Relmus 25222 music programme 
1615       2117       Uniek 35333-45444 music programme
1650       2131       Noordzee 35333-55444 music programme
1635       2208       Monte Carlo 45444 music programme
1636       2249       Noordzee 45434 qsoing
1622       2251       Jeneverstoker 24222 qsoing
1643       2252       Nachtzwerver 35433 qsoing
1620       2305       Rebel 25332 music programme

Friday, October 14, 2016
1655       1702       Dikke Betta 35443 music programme
1630       1713       Quintus 35433 music programme
1620       1801       Sterrekijker 25322 music programme
1640       1915       Batavier 35333 music programme
1625       1916       Wadloper 35333-45444 music programme with Relmus
1635       1940       Yogi Bear en Einstein 25222-35333 music programme

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
1625       1645       Pandora 35343 music programme
1636       1650       Bison 45444 music programme
1625       1654       Johnny Camaro weak signal report for Pandora 
1640       2146       Bluebird 55444-55555 music programme
1655       2156       OSM 25242 music programme with 0.5 watts!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
1665       2215       Snowman 25222-35333 music programme
1625       2219       Pandora 44444 music programme
1632       2227       Barones 44444-55555 testing

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