Monday, January 29, 2018

Videos, recordings, new names

Conditions have been very favourable in the last couple of weeks for tuning the Dutch pirates and I've managed to hear plenty of stations, including some new names. I've been recording some signals, too, which I will share with you, together with a video I made in the early hours of last Sunday morning while tuning about the band.

And, I am able to share with you a video made in the studio of Radio Batavier recently while the station was on air. Have fun listening and watching - and catching up with my logs:

Freq       Time      Station SINPO

Monday, January 29, 2018
1640       1844       Vader en Zoon Combinatie 33343-44444 music programme
1645       1846       Oldtimer 45434 music programme
1654       1849       Vrije Vogel 23222 music programme
1625       2332       Pandora 55444 music programme


Observations

  • Another new name on the band this evening. 1640 kHz was the frequency and the station was Vader en Zoon Combinatie. Stations will often announced a location, and the city of Coevorden in the north-east of the Netherlands was given. As well as music, comedy clips were being played and the general sound seemed to suggest this station has arrived on MW from the FM scene. Let's hope we hear them again soon.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
1629       0709       Vriendschap 34443-44444 qsoing
1635       0712       Havanna 55555 qsoing
1635       0715       Kwiksilver 45434 qsoing
1629       0718       Edelkampioen 55544 qsoing       
1627       0732       Palingvisser weak signal qsoing 
1620       0734       Blauwe Piraat 23322-34433 qsoing
1622       0738       Kleine Jopie weak signal-24222 qsoing



Observations

  • I set the alarm clock for 0630 this morning and managed to drag myself to the radio for around 0700. Early on a Sunday morning is often a busy time for Dutch pirates. There is usually a station or two on air with a music programme and you can guarantee a qso will follow - this often involves a good number of stations. Today that number hit seven as operators chatted away following a programme from Edelkampioen, who was sending out his usual killer signal to the UK. As ever, Havanna was very strong, hitting the maximum sinpo of 55555. As well as the big signals there was some interest from some low-power operators. It's always nice to catch Blauwe Piraat, and his signal peaked up very nicely. Using less power, said to be 20 watts, was Kleine Jopie, who I have not heard for a long while, and there was a new name in Palingvisser (Eel Fisher). I don't have any more details about this station just yet, but I'll be listening for him again next Sunday morning and hopefully there will be some more information to give soon.

    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    1629       1800       Dolfijjn 34443-44444 music programme
    1635       1800       Keizer en Keizerin 35333 music programme
    1645       1801       Casablanca (Twente) 23422-34433 music programme
    1625       1821       Pandora 44444 testing
    1670       1830       Viking en Tante Foeke 25222 music programme
    1620       1838       Admiraal 33433 report for Pandora
    1655       1855       Relmus 44444 music programme
    1648       2350       Moby Dick 44444 music programme
    1621       0011       Turftrekker 55444 music programme
    1665       0012       Polkaman 24222-35333 music programme
    1633       0027       Jeneverstoker 34333 music programme




    Friday, January 19, 2018
    1629       1801       Mike 45444 testing
    1653       1808       Batavier 35333 music programme
    1620       1809       Musky 34333
    1635       2206       Zwarte Panter from B4 studio 35333 music programme
    1620       2208       Utopia 32432-44444 music programme
    1645       2211       Meteoor 45444 testing
    1629       2216       Noordzee 22322-34333 music programme
    1620       2228       Twentana 34333 music programme

    Observations

    • There was a party in the Batavier studio tonight during a live broadcast on 1635 kHz and, with permission, I can share with you a film that was made during the transmission. So, enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the studio, transmitter and what goes on when a Dutch pirate is on air!

    Sunday, January 14, 2018
    1632       0649       Kwiksilver 44444 qsoing

    Saturday, January 13, 2018
    1637       0659       Dikke Betta 55444 qsoing
    1620       0703       Eldorado 55444 music programme
    1645       0704       Rocking Billy 35333 qsoing
    1634       0707       Barcelona 55444 qsoing
    1620       0825       Utopia 23432-34443 testing
    1620       1554       Poema 35333-45444 music programme
    1655       1601       Columbia 33333 music programme
    1647       1614       Admiraal weak signal report for Columbia
    1610       1616       Texas weak signal qsoing
    1629       1626       Turftrekker 35323 report for Poema
    1626       1632       Poema 35333-45444 qsoing
    1620       1634       Desperado weak signal music programme
    1629       1645       Edelkampioen 45434-55444 qsoing
    1611       1806       Noordzee 35333 music programme
    1647       1815       Nachtzwerver 24322 testing
    1636       0009       Romax 33433-44444 qsoing
    1648       0010       Moby Dick 43433-44444 music programme
    1655       0010       Wiite Raaf 44433-44444 testing
    1626       0012       Twentana 44433-44444 qsoing
    1640       0012       Melkbus 24332 music programme
    1647       0018       Jeneverstoker weak signal music programme





    Friday, January 12, 2018
    1645       1740       Friese Piraat 35333 music programme
    1629       1756       Dolfijn 34333-44444 music programme
    1645       2215       Monte Carlo 35333-45444 asking for report
    1645       2325       Meteoor 44444 qsoing
    1630       0025       Noordzee 34443-44444 qsoing
    1636       0028       Marskramer 35333 music programme



    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    1625       1739       Pandora 45444 music programme
    1629       1833       Spakenburg 35333-45444 qsoing             
    1647       1841       Telefunken weak signal testing
    1629       1846       Blauwe Panda 25222 qsoing
    1620       1851       Moonbreaker 32332 qsoing
    1629       1858       Moonbreaker 35333-454444 music programme
    1624       1901       Batavier 44444 music programme
    1633       1904       Blauwe Panda 24222 qsoing
    1633       1921       Morgenster 25222-35333 music programme
    1655       2040       Digitaal 45444 qsoing
    1665       2042       Meteoor 35333-45444 qsoing
    1655       2052       Meteoor 35333-45444 qsoing
    1638       2205       Bluebird 45444 music programme

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    1645       2000       Oldtimer 35443 music programme
    1616       2006       Malibu 25332 testing with 65 watts
    1690       2012       Digitaal 45444 testing
    1655       2020       Wadloper 45434 testing new modulator
    1636       2227       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55434 music programme
    1645       2227       Ros Am 45433-55544 testing close at 0042
    1620       2231       Utopia 33433-44444 music programme
    1630       2256       Noordzee 33333 testing
    1641       2325       Casablanca 44444

    Monday, January 8, 2018
    1645       1900       Oldtimer 35333-45444 music programme
    1654       1902       Vrijevogel weak signal music programme
    1636       2225       Vrolijke MIjnwerker 55434 music programme
    1620       2227       Mi Amigo 33333-34443 music programme
    1647       2230       Batavia 25222 music programme
    1650       2234       Monte Carlo 23222-34443 music programme (antenna low)
                   
    Sunday, January 7, 2018
    1629       0600       Mike 45434 music programme
    1620       1743       Polka Express 25222-35333 music programme
    1621       1855       Orion 25222-35333 report for Polka Express

    Saturday, January 6, 2018
    1620       1645       Technical Man 34333-44444 music programme
    1629       1645       Edelkampioen 55444-55555 music programme
    1646       1648       Zwarte Bizon 35333 qsoing
    1635       1711       Keizer en Keizerin 24222-34333 music programme
    1655       1711       Columbia 34333 testing amplifier
    1656       1756       Digitaal 35333-45444 report for Paradiso
    1621       1838       Turftrekker 44444 music programme
    1656       1844       Klabautermann weak signal music programme
    1620       1902       Moonbreaker 35333 music programme
    1645       1903       Friese Piraat 35333 report for Edelkampioen
    1611       1952       Twentana 34333-44444 music programme
    1621       2200       Turftrekker 44444 music programme
    1655       2259       Dinkelland 45444 testing
    1615       2300       Bluebird 44444 music programme
    1626       2301       Uniek 33433-44444 music programme
    1630       2303       Zwarte Panter from B4 studio 34333-44444 music show
    1611       2309       Utopia 33433-44444 report for Twentana
    1637       2313       Digitaal 45434 music programme
    1636       0057       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444 music programme    
    1648       0057       Moby Dick 45434 music programme
    1646       0058       Jeneverstoker 33433 music programme
    1611       0058       Technical Man 44434 music programme



    Friday, January 5, 2018
    1625       1632       Verona weak signal music programme
    1636       1648       Kaimaan 25332 music programme
    1646       1741       Zwarte Bizon 34333 report for Kaimaan
    1637       1742       Dikke Betta 35333 report for Kaimaan
    1645       1753       Digitaal 35333 qsoing

    4 comments:

    1. Excellent page David, great videos and audios.
      Greetings from Germany

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      1. Hi Martin. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Im very pleased you like what you see! Spread the word and come back soon! 73s

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    2. This is a little goldmine! I've picked up a few of these Dutch stations above 1600 kHz on my little Tecsun radio in East Central Scotland and wondered what they were. The music seems to mostly be traditional polka stuff, and the "deejays" sound like farmers or bored fishing boat captains!

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      1. Hi there. Great that you stopped by the blog and it sounds like youve found it useful. It's strange when you discover these stations for the first time, but hopefully the info on these pages will answer some of your questions!

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