Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 2014 Pirate, Clandestine, Opposition and Spy Station Loggings

North American Pirate Station Loggings
Note that all days and times are in UTC (GMT) and all frequencies are in kHz.

Blue Ocean Radio on 6935 USB, 0425 Sunday with C&W tune, I failed to copy email address. Weak but clear. (Hassig-IL)
Boom Box Radio on 6930+/- AM, 0040 Saturday. Sounds European but probably isn’t, dance music. (Hassig-IL) Also heard at 0042 until 0131 sign off with male announcer hosting dance music program. Hard to make out ID but bulletin boards indicated this was the name and sure enough managed to catch ID at closedown once I knew the name. Funny how that works. Poor signal. (D’Angelo-PA)
KoolAM on 6935 USB 0155 Sunday. Spacey music, blues rock, got ID from HF Underground. Fair-poor signal. (Hassig-IL)
MAC Shortwave Radio 6850 AM, 2304-0000+ Tuesday. I always seem to get a great signal from MAC these days. It was the Doctor Who show. He played tunes by Mills Brothers, Searchers, Jim Croce, The Monkees, The Breeders, Procol Harum, The Olympians, The Beatles. IDs, time checks and email info between songs. SIO: 454. Saturday. (Lobdell-MA). Also heard on 6924.5 AM 2325 until 2349 sign-off with Ultra Man playing several Beatles tunes (“Revolution,” “Helter Skelter,” “Hey Jude”) in an old program. Interview with President Obama. The Doctor came on “live” at 2338 with IDs and macshortwaveradio@gmail.com email address. The Doctor played several selections (Paul Dunlap and Gerry Goldsmith). Off with “A Pirate Life for Me” and orchestral version of the National Anthem was played. Very good signal. (D’Angelo-PA)
Liquid Radio on 6935 AM, 0216-0232 Thursday with thumping dance tunes, possible ID around 0230. SIO: 121. (Lobdell-MA) Also heard 6925 AM, 0349 until 0431 sign-off. Thursday with ID by male 0402. Then into songs by Cyanotic and Slipknot, male voice said “we will not stop ever!” at 0412. Off at 0431. SIO: 222. (Lobdell-MA)
MAC 6925 AM, 221 until 2350 sign-off, Tuesday — the return of this station after being missing for more than 18 months. Program was hosted by The Doctor who played a show by Paul Starr, followed by an all-Beatles show by Ultra Man from March of 2010. They use two email addresses: the old one macshortwave@yahoo.com and the new one macshortwaveradio@gmail.com. At closedown, The Doctor played some movie theme music. SIO: 454. (Lobdell-MA)
Northwoods Radio on 6925 USB, 2315 Thursday with fair signal and good audio, heavy metal music, northwoodsradio@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)
Radio Casablanca 6940 AM, 2332-2355+ Thursday. Rick Blaine playing tunes from the early 1940s, ID at 2346. Song by Harry Roy and His Bat Club Boys at 2351. SIO: 222. (Lobdell-MA)
Radio Free Whatever on 6925 AM 0120 Sunday. Heavy-metal music, dickweeddj@gmail.com. Fair-poor signal. Sunday. (Hassig-IL) Also heard on 6940 AM, 0145-0247 poor signal. Sign-on with old U.S.S.R. National Anthem, heavy-metal music. (Hassig-IL)
Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic on 6955 USB, 224 until 2256 sign off, Wednesday. Played “Purple Haze” by Hendrix, “I’ve Just Seen A Face” by The Beatles then signed-off. ID from those posting on the HF Underground. (Lobdell-MA)
Red Mercury Labs on 6950 USB, 0255 Sunday with rock song “London calling,” heavy metal, redmercurylabs@yahoo.com. Weak but clear. (Hassig-IL). Also heard 6945 USB, 0226-0310+ Monday “Psycho Killer,” ID and chatting, flute music at 0240 UTC. SIO: 333. (Lobdell-MA). Heard also 6935 USB, 0309-0325+ Saturday, weak but steady with rock, such as “Runnin’ With The Devil” by Van Halen, “Revelations” by Iron Maiden. Full ID 0319. SIO: 232. (Lobdell-MA)
Renegade Radio on 6925 USB, 0006-0108 Friday with fair signal with good audio. Sign-on with Addams Family theme, Twilight Zone theme, I think he said renegadeshortwave@gmail.com. (Hassig-IL)
RJI on 6940 AM, 0120 Sunday. Rap music, sound of preacher shouting(?), got ID from HF Underground.  Poor signal, faded in and out. (Hassig-IL)
The Crystal Ship on 6950.6 AM, 0112 Sunday. Song “Hair” from the musical “Hair.” I tuned in late after seeing email, tcsshortwave@gmail.com. Fair-poor signal. (Hassig-IL)
Twangy Radio on 6925 USB, 0020-0042 Monday. Rock tunes by Buckcherry, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money. IDs by YL “This Is Twangy Radio.” SIO: 333. (Lobdell-MA) Heard also 0029-0052 Thursday. Rock vocals (“Get Down On It”) followed by ID which I initially thought was Plan B Radio but later saw message boards that facilitated between Toynbee Radio and Twangy Radio. Several IDs but no address noted and numerous attacks on Obama. Fair to good signal. (D’Angelo-PA). Also heard 0057 until 0109 sign-off Tuesday. Rock tunes, comedy segment in a Donald Duck voice ID just before close as “Radio with a little Twang in It.” SIO: 333. (Lobdell-MA)
XFM on 6965 AM, 0120 Sunday. Nice program of various music, political talk including saying “Chuck Norris for Prez” — NO! I don't want him for prez. Also tech talk about CQUAM including talk of last run of Motorola CQUAM chips, xfmshortwave@gmail.com. Good-fair signal. (Hassig-IL). Also heard 0235 until 0258 sign off Sunday with male announcer with ID and conversation talking about posting reports on FRN. Gave UTC time checks at 0244 and 0250 (“10 minutes before 3 o’clock”). Said he would check message boards “one last time.” Poor to fair. (D’Angelo-PA)
Undercover Radio on 6925 AM, 0130-0228 Monday. Dr. Benway played old “Joint” show of Grasscutter and Sunshine Radio from late 1990s. ID by Dr. B along with an explanation of the term “Fookin’ Slob” at QRT. SIO: 333. (Lobdell-MA). Also heard on 6930 USB, 0248 Sunday. Preacher talking about evolution, reading by William S. Burroughs about medical operation in operating room undercoverradio@gmail.com (?), undercoverradio@mail.com (?), or Box 293, Merlin, Ontario, Canada, NØP 1WØ. Fair-poor. (Hassig-IL). Also heard 13890 AM, 1901-1930+ Sunday. Talk by Dr. Benway, IDs and email address. Music was played. Very weak here. Faded after 1930. SIO: 121. (Lobdell-MA). Heard also 13890 USB, 1912-1935+ Sunday. Dr. Benway up here playing tunes by Shinedown, Dead Can Dance, Rush. Weak but clear. SIO: 232. (Lobdell-MA)

Euro Pirate Station Loggings
Note that all days and times are in UTC (GMT) and all frequencies are in kHz.

Premier Radio-Ireland 6910 AM, 2019 until 2059 sign off Sunday with talk by male in English with pop tunes, ID 2030. Email address is premierradio@yahoo.ie. SIO: 121. (Lobdell-MA)

Clandestine and Opposition Station Loggings
Note that all days and times are in UTC (GMT) and all frequencies are in kHz.
Denge Kurdistan on 11510 via transmitter in Moldova targeting the Kurdistan region. 1338-1402 in Kurdish mostly by a female presenter to male and females apparently by phone. At 1359 just prior to the top of the hour was “Denge Kurdistana” ID by a female followed by time pips and then at the top of the hour a male presenter speaking. Fair-good signal. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Furusato no Kaze on 9960 via transmitter in Palau targeting DPR (North) Korea. 1441 Sunday. Japanese language program with male presenter followed at 1443 by female presenter. Good signal. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Nippon No Kaze on 9950 via transmitter in Taiwan targeting DPR (North) Korea. 1320 Sunday tuned in to Korean language program in progress, at 1326 ID by female who also gave their website and email address and so on, followed at 1328 by their normal sign off music which ended seconds before 1330 followed by the female presenter sign-on of Furusato no Kaze in Japanese. She spoke until 1332 when she began talking/interviewing a man who sounded like he was connected by telephone. This continued at least until I stopped listening at 1336. Very good signal. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Nippon no Kaze on 9975 via transmitter in Palau targeting DPR (North) Korea. 1506 Sunday with Korean language program with male presenter. Good signal. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Radio Dabanga on 15535 via transmitter in Santa Maria Galleria, Vatican targeting the Darfur Region. 1620 Sunday with Arabic language broadcast ID at 1621. Good signal with slight het. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Radio Inyabutatu 17870 targeting Rwanda 1714 to 1759 sign off Tuesday with long talks in listed Kinyarwanda language by man in the studio and later by a man with a remote hookup. Closedown at 1758 followed by instrumental music until carrier was terminated. Poor with some fair peaks. (D’Angelo-PA)
Radio Tamazuj on 13800 via transmitter in Talata, Madagascar targeting the Darfur region. 1505 Saturday with Arabic with a female presenter. ID heard. Poor signal. Also heard at same time on their parallel frequency of 15535 via SMG Vatican with a good signal. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
Voice of Tibet on 15548 targeting Tibet/China via Tajikistan. 1308-1314 Thursday with male presenter, musical bridges and female presenter. Fair signal but not clear enough to confirm language (presumed Mandarin) due to static. Frequency measured as 15548 kHz. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)

Spy and Numbers Station Loggings Station Loggings
Note that all days and times are in UTC (GMT) and all frequencies are in kHz. Unless otherwise noted the station name uses the Enigma2000 designator set forth in their control list.

HM-01 Cuban numbers station 11435 AM Wednesday tuned in broadcast in progress 1624 RDFT data transmission alternating with a female synthesized voice in Spanish with a five-digit number. Good signal strength but audio under modulated. At 1625 silence until 1628 when the Female synthesized voice in Spanish started the preamble with a series of five-digit numbers. (Anonymous Contributor-USA)
HM-01 Cuban numbers station 11530 AM Wednesday, tuned in broadcast in progress 2316-2330 with a five-digit number in Spanish by a Female synthesized voice alternating with an RDFT data transmission. At 2326 audio silence, followed at 2328 by the preamble consisting of a series of five-digit numbers in Spanish by the female synthesized voice. Wednesday. (Anonymous Contributor-USA) (NOTE: There is often about three minutes of silence about half way into HM-01’s broadcasts followed by a repeat of the first half of the broadcast. – WPC9JXK)
HM-01 Cuban numbers station 17480 AM tuned in broadcast in progress 2239-2241 Spanish with a five-digit number by female mechanical voice alternating with an RDFT data transmission. (Anonymous Contributor-USA) (NOTE: This frequency is used Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for HM-01’s 2200 broadcast –WPC9JXK)

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