Also see our page with Short Wave and DX News and our special site with Interval Signals and Identifications from radio-stations from all over the world, both free and "legal", including historical recordings from the 1960's offshore stations.
The Interval Signals/Identifications-site is placed on a very slow server (not unlogical, as they offer unlimited web-space, and I am sure I am not the only one to use their generous service, so it is almost unavoidable that this slows down their service considerably). Anyway, I have been trying to find an alternative site, and have sofar partly succeeded in placing part of this audio site elsewhere (the sections dealing with Europe, Free Radio Stations and Utility Stations), so if you abandoned your efforts at some time in the past, you may now want to give it another try...
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Anyway, in one way it is a good thing business is a bit slow of late, because I am very busy working on a translation, which has made it impossible for me to add news for the past two weeks. Even though I am still far from through this translation, I will try my utmost to at least keep you posted on newly scheduled broadcasts.
RADIO FREE LONDON ON THE AIR ON MAY 16 and 17
RADIO FREE LONDON on 5805kHz this weekend, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.
Make a note of our new London snail mail address below. Rueil is still open for our listeners in Europe.
Check out the RFL web site at: http://184.108.40.206/gh/sw/RFL.htm
(Source: email from Radio Free London)
RADIO FLAMINGO VIA IRRS-MILANO THIS WEEKEND
This is DJ Johnny with a hot message for you. You can hear Radio Flamingo this weekend via IRRS-Milano on 7120, 3985 and also on 3955 kHz.
It would be very nice, if you could send me a Reception Report for my new show.
The address is:
I wish you all the best and hope you have time to listen.
DJ Johnny- station operator
RADIO FLAMINGO INTERNATIONAL (RFI)
(Source: email from Radio Flamingo)
I have copied the above literally and I must point out that I suppose that SA, SO and FR are the abbreviations for Samstag (Saturday), Sonntag (Sunday) and Freitag (Friday), but then the order of the times in this message seems a bit odd. Whatever it will never harm you to try and find them on your radio... Right? Right!
Q 103 ON THE AIR EVERY SATURDAY
Q 103 is transmitting regularly once per month, each saturday afternnon between 14.00 - 15.00 UTC otherwise noted for extended times. The next transmission will follow very soon at Sat.16th May on 7494 khz in LSB or 13963 khz in USB.Regular transmissions on 10355 khz USB/LSB.
(Source: through Evandro Stanger, through the Radioescutas Mailing List)
MARATHON BROADCAST ON MAY 15/16 BY RADIO TORENVALK & RADIO TONAIR
On behalf of the operators of Radio Torenvalk and Radio Tonair, two Dutch Free Radio stations, I would like to tell you that they will make a maraton broadcast for you the coming weekend, starting off at 21:00 UTC Friday, and shutting down Saturday night 23:00 UTC. The frequency is 9240 kHz.
(Source: Printz, P.C., through Evandro Stanger via the Radioescutas Mailing List)
SHORT WAVE RELAY SERVICE ON MAY 10 and 17, 1998
Frequency and mode
Time in UTC
Sunday May 10, 1998
Crazy Wave Radio
Crazy Wave Radio (R)
SWRS Radio (R)
Con Frecuencia (R)
Sunday May 17, 1998
7,480 kHz/AM and 11,515 kHz/USB *)
Play DX Music
Crazy Wave Radio (pt.1)
Radio Silver (R)
Play DX Music (R)
Crazy Wave Radio (pt.2)
11,515 kHz/USB *)
Crazy Wave Radio (R)
*) alternative frequencies: 7,590 kHz/AM and 11,470 kHz/USB respectively
R: The programmes marked with (R) are repeats from earlier the same day
Transmissions on May 10 will be realized from "site b ", those on May 17 from "site a "
(Source: via KIWI Radio Weekly)
* PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FREE RADIO SERVICE HOLLAND *
FRS-H has to switch from Internetprovider. This change will take effect on: ====> saturday the 9th of May. This change will have immediate effect on our site. There *won't* be a link from the old location to the new one !! The new location will be: HTTP://WWW.GIRONET.NL/HOME/FREAK55
We used two E-mailers for the same I-account: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They both will expire. Mail send to these addresses *after* the 9th of May will only be forwarded to the new account until June, 1st. So please change our address on all your mailinglists, private lists etc. from the 9th onwards. The new E-mailer will be: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, the other account from Peter Verbruggen will remain as it is: email@example.com.
Please tell all your (Internet) friends,
FRS-H ** The quality-one on SW **
FRS-H ** The quality-one on SW **
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / or: / Peter.email@example.com
Homepage FRSH: http://www.gironet.nl/home/freak55/home.htm
Post address: FRS-H PO box 2727 6049ZG Herten / The Netherlands /
NEW E-mailer from the 9th of May FREAK55@GIRONET.NL
(Source: Press Release from Free Radio Service Holland; lay-out has been changed, but not the text)
WORLD MUSIC RADIO GONE FOR GOOD...
It was a sad moment when last night I checked World Music Radio's site (http://www.wmr.dk). It still existed, but as far as I could see it had nothing to do with this very unfortunately deceased short wave venture, and there was not a single reference to this fresh breath of air on short wave. I'm afraid I am not being overpessimistic when I fear they have definitively gone for good now. Too bad, Nielsen, as for me I would have wanted you to be on the air 24 hours every day, but sadly enough good programming is not how financing a radio station works.
INFORMATION ON MERLIN NETWORK ONE
A couple of weeks ago I included an item on the above-mentioned Network in this section. What a mistake! I mistook them for the Merlin that have been transmitting in the 6 mHz band for a couple of years. This Merlin Network however is a legal enterprise, that has taken over the transmitters of the BBC, and now apparently is also broadcasting their own shows.
Information on their programs will however from now on, be published on my Short Wave and DX-pages. And yes, they are having plans for the very near future, so just check it out.
TESTS FROM IRRS, Italy
More hours thrown in to keep you all happy! IRRS is now testing every Fri,Sat and Sunday from 20.00 - 22.00 UTC on 3955 Khz with various free radio programmes. This is a clear channel and might make it to your part of the world.Please let me know how the signal is where you live.
Thanks for your help.
(via the KIWI Radio Weekly)
NEW RSL FOR RADIO CAROLINE IN JUNE 1998
Radio Netherlands' program Media Network a few days ago (on April 8, 1998) told that a new RSL (Restricted Service License) is foreseen for June next. Radio Caroline's official web-site mentioned that broadcasts would take place from the Ross Revenge at its current mooring off the Isle of Sheppey. No frequency was mentioned though. As soon as further details become available, I will include them here.
By the way, if anyone should hear from a Radio Caroline project in the Netherlands: this has nothing to do with the one and only Radio Caroline. This is just a project set up by some sly guys who have sort of registered the name of Radio Caroline for the Netherlands, hoping this way they would get a lot of free publicity.
NEW SCHEDULE FOR RADIO 510 INTERNATIONAL (Spring 1998)
The following schedule has recently been published for the transmissions from Radio 510 (broadcast via the 10 KW transmitter of IRRS in Italy):
For some additional information you may visit their site at http://www.radio510.org. For non-European residents there is a mirror site at http://ww2.radio510.org. The only difference with the Winter schedule is the fact that the times have changed one hour in UTC
(Source: Radio 510 International's site)
RADIO MAXWELL BACK IN APRIL
Radio Maxwell will be back in April with a modified equipment. J.C.Maxwell invested in an equalizer to make the audio sound better next time. QRGs in the 76 mB (3945 kHz) and the 5805 kHz area.
(Source: PiPa Pirate Pages)
FREE RADIO FROM RUSSIA!
Radio Samorodinka verified a reception report written in Russian after about 4 weeks time with a full detailed color printed letter! The German reporter heard transmission No.247 (usually about the industrial disease in Russia). Their correct address is:
Their approx. TX location was the Moscow area and power was about only 10 watts. Look for the station on Saturdays at 21.00 UTC on 3923 kHz. It seems that the operator is able to read and write English a little bit!
(Source: PiPa Pirate Pages)
NEWS FOR RADIO CAROLINE FANS
For those of you who liked listening to Radio Caroline -and this will be mostly listeners in England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Northwestern France- it may be interesting to know that as from January 15, 1998 there is a new commercial radio-station in the Netherlands -Arrow- that broadcasts in a format much like Radio Caroline's. There are no DJ's (except for one hour on Friday evenings) and the music is very similar to what made Caroline different.
They broadcast 24 hours a day on 828 kHz. If you live too far to hear them on the radio, you may want to try their site on the Internet (http://www.arrow.nl) where their programs are rebroadcast live in RealAudio.
RADIO NONSENSE TO BROADCAST ON 11-Meter CB-BAND
Joe Mamma of Radio Nonsense advises that he has begun broadcasting on 27500 KHZ USB due to increased solar activity and improved conditions of the 11-meter band. He will also continue to broadcast on 6955 KHZ USB. He is doing this to test the feasibility of broadcasting on this band. The only problems at present that he can foresee are possible QRM from CBers who want to shoot skip, but this is why 27500 was chosen. It keeps him away from the 27.495 & 27505 channels. He'll be anxiously awaiting reception reports for these broadcasts. Radio Nonsense will be issuing QSLs for these broadcasts, but they won't be special QSLs, just the same old crappy ones.
(Source: PiPa Pirate Pages)
NEW PIRATE STATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WATERS SOON?
For some time rumors have been circulating about a new radio venture to from a ship. Recently some more news has appeared in the News Group Rec.radio.shortwave, which I will add hereafter:
In a conversation with Scott Becker last night, I learned that the radio ship, M/V Electra is being readied for it's journey to the Caribbean. The captain will be on board Feb. 25, and the ship will be on it's way by mid-March. I will post more details as they become available.
--ANITA LOUISE MCCORMICK EGLX34A@prodigy.com
(Posted on January 24, 1998)
I'll post more updates as I get the news from Allan Weiner or Scott Becker!
(Also from Anita McCormick and posted on January 26, 1998)
FREE RADIO IN THE AMERICAS?
It is inevitable that also in the USA and Canada and other parts of the Americas there must be lots of free radio stations. Most of the time reception conditions across the Atlantic Ocean leave much to be desired, so I hardly have any knowledge of free radio activities across the Big Pond. Reports (on reception or projects from the Americas) are therefore very welcome at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Especially information about Short Wave projects are welcomed. The informer's name will be included of course, unless preferring to remain anonymous...
And what about the old news that used to be here? In order to waste less of your precious time online, I have made a separate section of Free Radio Olds. All the news that was here before, has been moved to that section, so now you won't have to wait for it to load, whereas you just want to know what is on air this weekend...
From here you may return to my homepage or to the sections on the subjects other than radio.