From Jouni (http://www.betajbk.com/ppp-easter-pirate-hunt) Pirate hunt "Pongaa piraatti pääsiäisenä" 2018 will be held during Easter 2018 (March 30th - April 1st). We try to keep rules simple:
Log as many PIRATE stations as possible between March 30th 0000 UTC and April 1st 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. QSL or recording is not necessary.
Post your full logs on forum ( http://bbs.fmdx.tk/index.php?topic=460.0), FMDX.tk Facebook
group or by e-mail staff @ radioaktiiviset.info, during or after the contest, but until April 30th, 2018.
Participating is free for anyone and all participants will receive a diploma later.
Results will be published in May.
Everyone is warmly welcome
Pongaa piraatti pääsiäisenä 2018 is organized by a local radio club: Sisä-Suomen Radioaktiiviset
The last one, which occurred during the first weekend of November 2017, was very successful. A handful of North American stations were reported on Europe and vice versa. South American stations were heard in the North. Other stations were active specifically for the weekend, but just for a local or regional audience.
We'll see how many stations show up during the next GHFW. It seems unlikely that stations will be using 13 meters this time and much more likely that stations will be trying the 6900-kHz range and possibly 31 and 25 meters.
March 30, 31, & April 1, 2018
Maybe 15010-15090 kHz, probably 6200-6400 kHz and 6800-6990 kHz
Of course, these were general frequency ranges used by pirates during prior Global HF Pirate weekends. Some stations will surely operate on frequencies and times outside of these ranges. In fact, the way conditions have been lately, frequencies at or below 15 MHz seem like they will be more effective for intercontinental broadcasting. These will be updated on the Hobby Broadcasting (http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com) blog as it happens and also check the loggings on HF.
friends, the KCR will be back on air this coming weekend with her fourteenth
transmission. We start all 07 ' 00 UTC on Saturday 31/3 and end at 13 ' 00 02/4
long marathon with such beautiful music, interesting broadcasts and much more.
There will be two important events not to be missed, the “PPP Pirate Hunt 2018”
and the “Global HF Weekend”. We couldn't miss.
Best wishes and a Happy Easter!
Hi, We shall have quite active week
on 31 mb- sw-band this week. So we are expected to be testing on 9290 kHz
mostly (alternative fq. 9270 kHz) between 06-14 hours UTC HOX not on air whole
time only short tests during these hours. So put your rx to follow us these
Playing happy oldtimers with
different genres of best music.
Wish to have a longer tx perhaps on
wednesday 7th March starting around 10:30 UTC.
Reports welcome to our e-mail
addresses. Special e-mailed QSL's will be sent already during testweek.
Day of work today due to heavy snow here in the East of Ireland Nice surprise to hear Radio Merlin International on.
6305-11.02 Radio Merlin International. Bryan Adams, The Clash, Prince Buster, Madness, Black Sabbath And Little River Band Sinpo 43333
I have just published some latest information regarding the tribute
for Tom Taylor/ E.M.R.
Please surf to
Have a good Sunday!
Marconi Radio International (MRI)
will once again be on the air tomorrow Tuesday, 13 February 2018 to
celebrate the “World Radio Day” as follows:
14.30-16.30 and 1730-1930 UTC on
7720 kHz (USB mode).
Reception reports to this E-mail
address: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com Last
but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social
networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send
out a tweet. You can also forward this message to a friend. *********************************************************************** Marconi
Radio International (MRI) sarà di nuovo in onda domani, martedì 13 febbraio
2018, per celebrare la Giornata Mondiale della Radio come segue:
14.30-16.30 e 1730-1930 UTC
sulla frequenza di 7720 kHz (USB).
Per i vostri rapporti di ricezione
scrivete a: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com Come
al solito Vi preghiamo, qualora abbiate un vostro blog dedicato al radioascolto
od un profilo su Facebook o altro social network, di pubblicare un annuncio
sulle nostre trasmissioni. In alternativa potreste inoltrare il presente
messaggio ad un amico.
Just for your information:
There will be a Tribute on SW late February. Many radio people who know Tom
from past and present will participate.
Of course you will be informed about time and frequency.
Apart from that (and before I heard about this great initiative from Herbert
Visser) I had already decided there will be
a tribute from us at FRS as well. Hopefully in February.
Soon I hope to publish a number of reactions I have been receiving in recent
days from both radio people as well as listeners.
Feel free to share your personal Tom Taylor/ Barry Stephens/ E.M.R. memories.
We appreciate any contribution!
Following E.M.R.'s Tom Taylor (Barry Stephens) recent death, there will be a
few initiatives this very weekend.
Nexus/ IRRS Today, Friday February 2nd 2018: 19:00- 20:00 UTC on 7290 kHz
(150 kW to EU) and 846 kHz MW.
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 3rd 2018: 09:00- 10:00 UTC on 9510 kHz (150 kW to
Also repeated at various other times on 846 kHz AM during all next week from
19:00- 01:00 CET.
Streaming is available via at http://mp3.nexus.org:8000/irn.mp3.m3u.
Tomorrow, Saturday February 3rd 07:00-10:00 CET E.M.R.
E.M.R. May 1980
Sunday February 4th 2018( E.M.R.'s final six broadcasts)
07:00-09:00 CET October
09:00-10:00 Uhr December
10:00-11:00 CET January
11:00-12:00 CET February
12:00-13:00 CET March
13:00-14:00 CET September
17th 2017 (final broadcast)
Tune in! In Memory of Tom Taylor and E.M.R.
More news will follow via mail/ on the FRS site.
Later this evening I hope to publish my personal memories on Tom and E.M.R. on
the FRS website!
With great sadness we report the death of European Music Radio's founder and
short wave legend Tom Taylor, to many also known as Barry Stephens.
For many dedicated SW free radio enthusiasts, E.M.R. was thé station in the
late 1970s and 1980. As from 1980 onwards E.M.R. and FRS became sister
Within a few days a Memorial with some personal memories will be put on the FRS
site. We will inform you via mail when it will be on-line.
All of us at FRS are shocked by Tom's death. He indeed was a short wave legend.
May he rest in peace.