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Kuukausi: maaliskuu 2016

Easter Pirate DX

Today, early wake-up with a country song on local radio, and DJ asking if the morning could ever had a bad start with another country song… She was more than right. Turning on my Icom the next station appeared to be CFRX 6070 kHz from Canada. Unfortunately no country, as the format is ”Newstalk”. I have never before heard this station, so the dipole seems to work properly.

The latest BC QSL came from AIR Port Blair after many attempts. The simple e-mail verification brought verified DX country #140 (Andaman and Nicobar Islands). In the meantime it was my BC QSL #1000, based on FDXA’s QSL competion rules. It’s time to celebrate a bit!

Because of Pirate Hunt 2016 competition during Easter, organized by our local club, the personal logs will be published this time on our forum

Need hints for Pirate DX? Have a look on article (only in Finnish, sorry)

Latest free radio reply came from Ronnie AM, whose 4 watt test transmission I was tuning in.

Greetings from Emmen


Transmitter 4 watts
twin four inside 4 watt

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Pirate DX Weekend 19-20 March 2016


6200 1000 HOL: Radio ACDC
6210 0959 G: Radio Merlin, Quite weak but audible signal
6320 1058 HOL: Radio Felix, with low power
9300 0910 HOL: FRS Holland, ”We will turn your Sunday into a Super Sunday”!!



6292 1620 Radio Piraña Int
6320 1629 HOL: Magic AM, magicamradio @
6395 1703 HOL: Studio 52
6543 1648 HOL: Misti Radio, Low Power test
6950 1659 HOL: Mike Radio, USB test



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March 14: 4 watts/1536 km

Sunny day, a new element house came to the neighbourhood by truck. Soon there will be a new smoke (referring the number of houses in a village, which are usually all wood-heated). As the translation is not working in English: ”metropolissa on pian yksi savu lisää”. Hopefully it doesn’t mean more electric noise. Conditions were favorable on shortwave. Last night Gannan PBS came with pretty good reception on 5970 kHz. Just wondering where to send report, as the snail mail address seems to be only option so far. Good conditions continued in the evening:

6215 1755 HOL: UNID. Legal Dutch FM station relay. ID sounded most likely Moor or Door FM?
6290 1520 D: HitMix Radio. Band still not properly open. S9++.
6290 1802 HOL: Ronnie AM, Emmen. Incredibly with a 4 watt tx. ”Bamba, bamba”. Distance is 1536 km, s7-8.
6290 1834 HOL: Blackstone, Emmen. 15 W. QSO Ronnie AM.
6300 1800 HOL: Integratie Radio (tent.). From Abu Dhabi factory. ”De va kukku de” by Anita Hirvonen.
6307 1831 CZE: Radio Goofy (tent.). No ID heard by me.


Pirate QSL #186: Atlantis FM, Tenerife probably relayed from Ireland

qsl tenerife

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Pirate Hunt 2016 – 24 – 28.3.2016





Pirate Hunt 2016 will be held during Easter 2016 (celebrated in Finland on March 24th – 28th). Rules are tried to keep simple:

  • log as many PIRATE station as possible between March 24th 0000 UTC and March 28th 2359 UTC
  • all bands are accepted but only stations without license are counted (no relays by legal stations) Stations with many names shall be counted only once.
  • ID has to be heard or identification should be otherwise confirmed
  • post your full logs on forum, Facebook or by e-mail: during or after the contest (but until March 31st, 2016)
  • participating is free for anyone and all participants will receive a diploma later
  • results will be published in April, the winner will have a small radio-related prize and a random prize (even smaller) will be given to one lucky participant

Pirate Hunt 2016 is organized by local radio club Sisä-Suomen Radioaktiiviset (Radioactives of Middle Finland)

A warm welcome


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Pirate DX Weekend 11-13 March 2016

As I moved all the radios in the attic recently, my Windom (18/9m) feed doesn’t reach the rx now. To get a quick solution I throwed a random dipole from window and tested it for two nights. As the results were good, I decided to hang it today, so it is placed now between a pine and a spruce, total length around 20 metres. Some kind of MW antenna could be the next step, but FM Season 2016 is about to start within two months!

March 11, 2016 @ Uurainen (Jan-Mikael)
1645 2155 HOL: Radio Armada. S7 to a SW-antenna.
6205 1926 G/IRL: Atlantis FM. ”Friday Night – Atlantis FM”
6215 1930 UNID. Nonstop 80’s hits: Police, Irene Cara, France Gall, Nana Mouskouri, Nik Kershaw etc..
6215 2230 HOL: Radio OZ (Omroep Zuid). Techno music. Reports to Maybe not him earlier!
6265 1955 HOL: Radio Desperado, North of the Netherlands. Best signal s9+10dB. New-for-me station.
6285 1935 G: Radio Focus International (presumed).
6305 1905 HOL: Radio Mazda, Nijverdal. s9+20 dB.
6330 1716 UNID, bit before on 6320 and 6325. Abu Dhabi?
6400 2048 HOL: Blauwe Panter. S9+10 dB.

March 12, 2016 @ Uurainen (Jan-Mikael)
4920 0045 IND: AIR Chennai. ID as ”All India Radio” but not clearly local IDs. Next time better..
5860 1405 HOL: Radio Batavia. Eros Ramazzotti and ID. s5.
5952,5 2350 BOL: Radio Pío 12 (presumed). Talk in Spanish, no ID heard.
5970 2359 OMA: BBC A’seela. Covered Chinese that must have been Gannan PBS. Next time ID luck!
6015 2345 ROU: Radio Romania International. Promised QSL card in shortest time possible. Not seen here.
6070 0900 D: Radio Waves Internationale via Channel 292 s9.
6200 1440 UNID. Also China on frequency. Polkawelle logged here and later on 6232, which was also audible.
6210 1744 G: Radio Merlin International. ID.
6260 2337 HOL: Mustang Radio. s7-8
6262 1837 HOL: Zender Akenzo (presumed). Band started to close, lots of deep fading. No ID heard, familiar voice.
6265 1428 UNID.
6265 1444- BRL(?): Borderhunter Radio.
6265 1720 HOL: Ronnie AM, Emmen. ”Heaven is a place on Earth”
6280 1730 HOL: Radio Pioneer. No IDs, only nonstop music. Thanked listeners in chat.
6285 1819 UNID ”Radio Noordzee” programme retransmitted.
6295 1355 HOL: Radio Tidalwave. S9+10dB. E-mail Probably shared tx with Carmen.
6295 1725 HOL: Mustang Radio (presumed). ID by others. S9+40dB.
6295 1758- UNID. Sounds like Abu Dhabi. Again only music without ID’s. Played Suvi Teräsniska.
6305 -1347. UNID. Just closing down when I came to the frequency.
6305 1425 Radio Without Borders International/Artem World Music. Via UNID relay s9+20dB.
6305 1715 HOL: Radio Telstar International.
6316 1350 UNID. Jazz music station. OZNRH?
6325 1511 HOL: Radio Verona. Test. Over s9.
6325 1726 HOL: Delta Radio, West-Brabant. ”Radio GaGa”. Jingles.
6395 1457 HOL: Pioneer AM, Groningen. Usually on 6747. Testing new transmitter here. No ID, only music.
6940 1439 D: Radio Orion 2000.
6970 1427 I: Blue Dragon AM.

March 13, 2016 @ Uurainen (Jan-Mikael)
3903 2110 HOL: Radio Station Alice.
4920 0013 IND: AIR Chennai. Fighting with China, going over it in local sunset. Local ID at least 0103.
5960 0400 F: NHK World, Issoudun.
5970 2245 CHN: Gannan PBS, Hezuo, Gansu. ID @ 2330: ”Gannan Guangbo Dientai”, without Renmin.
6020 0005 ALB: CRI Cerrik reported a mountain climber to be dead in Trentino Alto-Adige.
6160 0158 CAN: CKZN St. John’s. ”CBC News”. No local ID but ”Saturday Night Blues” meanwhile CKZU should have ”The World This Weekend” and other programmes.
6205 0828 UNID. Atlantis FM?
6265 2030 HOL: Radio Desperado. S6 and promised to send QSL soon.
6267 0959 UNID. Only music heard. Radio Sallandse Boer was logged here.
6275 1007 HOL: Zwarte Panter, Noord-Holland.
6275 1620 HOL: Radio Verona.
6290 1605 UNID. ”Popcorn”
6295 1023 UNID. Dutch version of ”Tu vuo fa l’americano”. Logged as Integraatie Radio (Abu Dhabi alias?)
6295 -1251 HOL: NMD Radio, Nieuw Buinen. Closing down. Jingles with echo.
6295 1555 IRL: Reflections Europe. ID during bandscan @ 2112.
6300 0805 HOL: Mike Radio. ID @ 0828.
6305 0954 BRL: Borderhunter Radio. Python Radio visiting.
6320 1011 HOL: Radio Mazda, Nijverdal. ”One Two Three” by Maywood and yodel.
6325 1535 CZE: Radio Goofy.
6335 1525 HOL: Radio Joey. S9.
6910 1250 D: Radio Orion 2000. s5 in noise.
15090 1053 HOL: Black Arrow. Short test gave s7 with 100 W. ”Downtown” by Petula Clark.
15100 1110 HOL: Shortwave Papa. 15 W. E-mail S3-4 max. Audio/power test.
15120 1520 HOL: Free Radio Victoria. S4.
15660 1608 GUM: KSDA Agat. AWR -ID. Program ”Wavescan”. Great reception S9+20dB.
15890 1041 HOL: Sluwe Vos Radio. From s0 to s9 in 20 seconds. Cool fade in and ID with personal greetings.

Pirate QSL #184: Shortwave Papa from the Netherlands

Pirate QSL #185: Radio Desperado from the Netherlands

Desperado qsl

Waiting for more to come (goal 200!)

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Latest Free Radio QSL’s

Received couple of nice QSL’s.

5-3 to Janne Fin

HOL: Radio Alice – 3903 kHz




G: Little Feat Radio, 6320 kHz



qsl 35 felix - Janne Heinikangas

HOL: Radio Felix, 6400 kHz



QSL Janne

I: KCR, 6264 kHz



Janne Heinikangas

D: Radio Orion 2000, 6955 kHz




I: Radio Arcadia, 6850 kHz



Also couple of stations from Netherland send email verification with PDF-document: R Columbia 1621 kHz and Mike Radio 6293 kHz.

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Antenna test 9.-10.3.2016

Testing a new dipole antenna, still on ground level (on the snow). Good signals, hopefully soon placed between the trees.


5860 1720 HOL: Radio Batavia (presumed). Some rhytms in strong splash (5855 and 5865 both s9+30 dB)
6205 1745 Atlantis FM, Tenerife. Must come from IRL or NIR, because it is heard groundwave in Armagh.
6285 1730 POL: Anthony Radio, Warszawa.
6319 1659 CZE: Radio Goofy.
6395 1700 D: Hitmix Radio (presumed). Earlier on 6393. Closing down soon, no ID heard.


6205 1740 G/IRL: Atlantis FM.
6265 1708 POL: Anthony Radio, Warszawa.
6265 1818 HOL: Radio Blackstone report to Radio Station Beluga. Also earlier with a museum tx.
6285 1730 G: Radio Focus International (presumed). ID by JJH.
6295 1710 UNID. Nonstop music and closing down 1729 UTC. S9+20dB. Abu Dhabi?
6295 1736 HOL: Radio Beluga. Alias Radio Lowland.
6295 1805 HOL: Radiozender Blackstone. ”Forever Young”.
6335 1733 UNID. Nonstop music and closing down without ID.

Log by JJH – 9.3.2015

5860 1643 HOL: R Batavia, Nice strong signal. ID and greets for me 😀
6205 1745 Atlantis FM,
6319 1630 CZE: Radio Goofy.


6265 1712 POL: R Antony
6285 1730 G: Radio Focus International
6295 1743 HOL: Radio Beluga.
6335 1733 UNID. Nonstop music

JMN #183 verified pirate: Key Channel Radio, Italy
QSL Jan-Mikael

Key Channel Radio site: Mountain zone near the city of Modena, in north of Italy
(800m L/S)


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Pirate DX Weekend 5.-6.3.2016

Great conditions and big signals!

JMN Logs – Uurainen – Saturday:

4035 2200a D/HOL: TRX Radio (presumed). Only music. Station is black, so no interest to ID it.
6170 0950 FIN: Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Liedenpohja. SINPO 55555 all day long.
6205 2128 IRL/G?: Energy FM, Tenerife (relay).
6210 1620 G: Radio Merlin International (presumed)
6225 1920 HOL: Technische Man Radio, Ruurlo.
6240 1656 HOL: Mustang Radio. s9+30.
6260 1655 UNID s9+20
6264 1742 I: Key Channel Radio. Here still at 2230 UTC.
6268 -1652 +I: Key Channel Radio. New station.
6280 1709 HOL: Radio Zwarte Panter, Noord-Holland.
6285 1620 UNID only music
6295 1620 HOL: NMD Radio (presumed)
6310 1620 G: Central Radio, Liverpool (presumed)
6320 1715 UNID s9+20. Probably 6260 moved here. Based on selection of music, must be Abu Dhabi. Later on 6300.
6747 1730 HOL: Radio Pioneer (presumed)
6850 1639 I: Radio Arcadia, Milano. 40 w. Best signal s9.
6955 1700 D: Radio Orion 2000. 300 w s9. Later in the evening tentatively on 6940 kHz.

The evening and night between Saturday and Sunday was magical. 48 mb was actually open all night long to Europe, but of course not many stations were active that time. Technical Man closed down at 0030 UTC! Many listeners enjoyed USA pirates, in Italy, Ukraine, Northern Ireland and of course in Finland. But for me simply nothing. I don’t know what was blocking them totally. Just 200 km south from me Jari caught some USA pirates even with SINPO 34444!

JMN Logs – Uurainen – Sunday:

6250v 0900 FIN?: Radio Caroline memorial. Not heard in Central Europe. Tx and audio problems. Drift 6248-52.
6265 1053 POL: Anthony Radio, Warszawa. Weak but clear ID.
6265 1830 HOL: Radio Blackstone, Emmen. With fast fading, band closing. Something that didn’t happen yesterday!
6285 0948 HOL: Radio Verona. Daytime reception even s7.
6294 0840 HOL: Mike Radio.
6295 0029 HOL: Johnny Tobacco. ”Very bad station” which was proved by Mikko Alatalo: Ihmisen ikävä toisen luo
6295 1005 HOL: Zwarte Panter, Noord-Holland.
6295 1115- UNID: Probably Radio Abu Dhabi. Familiar nonstop tunes and closing down without ID.
6305 1255 HOL: Radio Joey. Multiple ID’s around 1315 UTC.
6323 1243 EU: Radio Piraña Internacional. ID and commercials(!). 30 minutes test appr. 1230-1300 UTC
6395 1517 UNID. Music and talk.
6803 1325 HOL: Pink Panther Radio. ”Dirlanda”. ID @1337 UTC. Daytime reception max s6.
6835 1708 I: Radio Arcadia, Milano.
6875 1724 I: Radio Europe, Pioltello (Mi)
6905 1458 D: Radio Orion 2000. ID @1530 UTC.
7250 1020 D: Radio Orion 2000. ”Movie star” and ID.
15890 1541 HOL: Sluwe Vos Radio. Strong S8. ”Paris Latino” etc.


JJH Logs – Jyväskylä – Saturday

6850 1647 I: Radio Arcadia, Milano
6955 1701 D: Radio Orion 2000
6280 1705 HOL: Black Panther
6747 1730 HOL: Radio Pioneer
6264 1743 I: Key Channel Radio
6320 1855 G: Little Feat Radio
1638 1945 HOL: Radio Keizer en Keizerin
1621 2003 HOL: Radio Columbia
6205 2103 UNID: Energy FM


6293 0842 HOL: Mike Radio
6240 0859 HOL: Quadzilla Radio
6260 0910 D: CWR
6250v 0915 FIN?: Radio Caroline memorial. Low signal here in Jyväskylä
6285 1003 HOL: Radio Verona
6295 1005 HOL: Zwarte Panter
6420 1038 HOL: Radio Antony, Gelderland
6305 1307 HOL: Radio Joey, Huge signal
6803 1436 HOL: Pink Panther, quite strong here s8
6905 1439 D: Radio Orion 2000
6285 1509 HOL: RonnieAM, low signal s5
6875 1726 I: Radio Europe
6400 1739 HOL: Radio Felix
6985 1756 HNG: QBC, lot of QRM but received nice QBC ID
6265 1809 HOL: Radio Blackstone, very weak but audible


JMN #105 Pirate QSL from the Netherlands (Radio Pioneer, Groningen)
qsl 2015

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