Thursday, May 04, 2017

Closing in on last year's total

At the end of January I wrote that during the first month of 2017 I had heard 101 Dutch MW pirate stations, which came via 98 different transmitters. That compared favourably with the 167 stations I heard throughout the whole of 2016. 

Now we're a third of the way through the year I thought it would be fun to see how many pirates I've heard in the first four months of the year. And I can reveal that I've logged 148 of them - only 19 behind the figure for the whole of last year, which suggests that even in this day and age of rapidly advancing technology, there is still plenty of interest in analogue broadcasting on AM, at least in the Netherlands anyway.

A few in this hefty list of the pirates heard from the beginning of January to the end of April are the same station using a different name, and the odd one or two is broadcasting from just across the border into Germany, but they act in the traditions of the Dutch pirates and qso in the language with the other stations on the air, so they are included here:

Adje Van Der Steur
Admiraal
Alabama
Alaska
Alice
Alpenjager (Groningen)
Anton
Arizona
Armada
Atlantic
Bandoeng
Barcelona
Barones
Batavia
Batavier
Bizon
Blackstone
Blauwe Daihatsu
Blauwe Koe
Blauwe Panda
Blauwe Piraat



Bluebird
Bootsman
Brandaris



Brugwachter
Capri
Carona
Casablanca (Emmen)
Casablanca (Twente)
Charlie Brown
Columbia
Curacau
Dageraad
Daniel en Soto
Derdeman
Digitaal
Dikke Betta
Dolfijn
Drukstroomjager
Edelkampioen



Eldorado
Electron
Eskimo
Friese Piraat
Golfbreker
Havanna
Horizon
IJsselstein
Jack Sparrow
JB
Jeneverstoker
Johan
Jonge Boer
Johnny Camaro
Kamelen Boer
Keizer en Keizerin
Kooiplas
Kristal
Kruik
Lorely
Lotus



Malibu
Marianne



Marskramer
Meteoor
Mike
Moby Dick
Monaco
Monte Carlo
Monza
Moonbreaker
Morgen Ster
Moscou
Musky
Nachtzwerver
Napoleon
Noorderzon
Noordzee
Odynn
Oldtimer
Omega
Orion
Osaka
OSM
Paradiso
Pecon
Pioneer
Poema
Polidor
Pontiac
Professor Sickbok
Quintus



Rebecca
Relmus
Rode Rover
Rodester
Romax
Ruimzicht
Ruisbreker
Sallandseboer
Sapporo
Santana
Schaduwjager
Schorpioen
Scotland
Snowman
Spakenburg
Spanningzoeker
Skywire
Sterrekijker
Sterrenboog



Technical Man
Telefunken
Torpedojager (North-west Overijjsel)



Torpedojager (Twente)
Toulouse
Transparant
Turfsteker
Turftrekker
Twentana
Uniek
Utopia
Veldwachter
Verona
Veronica
Vonkenboer
Vriendschap
Vrij Drenthe
Vrijevogel
Vrolijke Mijnwerker


Wadloper
Waterman
Weduwe
Wegpiraat
Wilskracht
Witte Raaf
Witte Tornado
Yogi Bear en Einstein
Zonnester
Zwarte Arabier
Zwarte Bizon



Zwarte BMW
Zwarte Boer
Zwarte Bouvier
Zwarte Panter (North Holland)
Zwarte Panter (Oldenzaal)
Zwarte Schaduw

If you've heard any stations not in the list, or have any comments to make please get in touch via one of the usual ways, clicking the buttons at the top of this page, or leaving a message on this post. It's always good to hear from you.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting a great reference list which must have taken a great many hours to hear and identify.

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  2. Thank Dave. Glad you enjoyed the list. Still plenty of activity although I guess with the longer days on the way we'll hear a little less - I'll just have to go to bed later! Cheers

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