Free Radio Weekly #1049 04/09/16

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Free Radio Weekly #1049 04/09/16

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Free Radio Weekly #1049, Saturday, April 9, 2016
Covering free radio activity from April, 2-8, 2016

The Free Radio Weekly (FRW) is an internet newsletter devoted to the
hobby of listening to free radio "pirate" broadcasters in the
shortwave radio bands. The FRW is produced by the free radio community
and distributed to those who contribute.

The weekly deadline is Saturdays at 0000 UTC (Friday night in North
America). Please send your logs to all the editors, as our editing
schedule is subject to last minute changes. Thank you for your inputs!

== FRW editors ==

Harold Frodge (
Dave Turnick (
Larry Will (

== Contributors ==

Please QSL and think good thoughts about our contributors, without
who, there is no newsletter!

Joe Filipkowski, JR
Warwick, RI

Harold Frodge, Midland MI, USA
5525 Whitehall St., Midland MI 48642-3156
Drake R8B + 185' & 60' RW + 125' bow-tie

Chris Gay

William Hassig

Edward Kusalik
Daysland, Alberta, Canada

Chris Lobdell
Tewksbury, MA
Receivers: Eton E1, JRC NRD-535
Aerial: G5RV Dipole

John Sedlacek
(Omaha, NE)

Larry Will
Mount Airy, Maryland
Icom IC-R75 and G5RV diaper pole

== Contributor notes ==

BernieS sends us a pointer to this interesting article:

"Some Tuesday morning listeners of KIFT, a Top 40 radio station
located in Breckenridge, Colorado, were treated to a radically
different programming menu than they were used to. Instead of the
normal fare from Taylor Swift, The Chainsmokers, or other pop stars, a
hack by an unknown party caused one of the station's signals to
broadcast a sexually explicit podcast related to the erotic attraction
to furry characters. The unauthorized broadcast lasted for about 90
minutes." ... ramblings/" onclick=";return false;

== North American Logs ==

** Classic Pirate Radio Relay Service

Classic Pirate Radio Relay Service: 4/5/16 0017-0041* UTC 6950 USB.
S7-8 and very good audio with a relay of a One Voice Radio program
from the 1990s,host Joe talking about vitamins,hybrid corn,migraine
headaches,vegetarian diets,causes of bad breath and back pain,off with
some instrumental music and the CPRRS ID and gmail address,thanks for
the memories CPRRS! (Filipkowski,RI)

** The Crystal Ship

The Crystal Ship, 6876am, 3-30-16, 2331utc, poor/static, s-on with
Dave Clark 5 "catch us if you can" then Stones "satisfaction", (Hassig-IL)

TCS-The Crystal Ship, 6850 AM, 0012-0057+, 04-04-16, SIO: 343 Sign on
with “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf, tunes by the Beatles, Tommy
James, Grassroots, 3 Dog Night, Zager & Evans, etc. Frequent Ids by
computerized voice. [Lobdell-MA]

The Crystal Ship: 4/6/16 *0001-0111+ UTC 6876 AM. S5-6 with a few S7
peaks and noisy conditions,TCS with the "Echoes of 1968" program
featuring music by Steppenwolf,Rolling Stones,Aretha Franklin,Otis
Redding and Diana Ross,news clips from events of 1968.

** Moonlight Radio

Moonlight Radio ( 6935 USB / APR 07 /
2050-2108*. "Wipe Out," "I Fought the Law," "I'll be There," and
others. Good signal for time of day. (Sedlacek-NE)

Moonlight Radio: 4/7/16 2336 UTC 6935 USB. Very weak music and ID via
HFU logs. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio: 4/7/16 0010 UTC 6770 AM. Noted S3-4 and noisy
conditions. (Filipkowski,RI)

Old Time Radio: 4/8/16 0213-0220+ UTC 6770 AM. S5-6 and noisy
conditions with old time music YL vocals. (Filipkowski,RI)

** PeeWee Radio

PeeWee Radio 6940 USB / APR 02 / 0104-0155*. Music by Hendrix, Chamber
Brothers, et al. CW ID and SSTV sent. Good signal. (Sedlacek-NE)

** Radio Azteca

Radio Azteca, 6925.35am, 3-26-16, 2045utc, very poor/weak under low
noise floor, loud talking and some music under noise floor.

** Radio Free Whatever

Radio Free Whatever ( 6945 USB / APR 07 /
0103-0118*. Tail-end of broadcast. Mostly alternative music
unfamiliar to me. Good signal hampered by strong local hum.

Radio Free Whatever, 6945 USB, 0015-0118*, 04-07-16 SIO: 454. Nice
signal from Dick Weed and his humble assistant Stavin, playing their
usual assortment of alternative rock. Tunes by The Foals, Girls In
Hawaii, Farmacos, Ex Hex, The Morning Benders, Primal Scream, etc.
Frequent ID’s, shout outs to hfunderground posters. [Lobdell-MA]

Radio Free Whatever: 4/7/16 *0011-0117* UTC 6945 USB. S7-8 with S9
peaks then quickly fading into the noise at 0052 UTC,DJ Dickweend and
Stavin playing tunes by Girls In Hawaii,Farmacos,The Morning Benders
and Primal Scream,talk about high winds taking down the station
antenna and shoutouts to HFU listeners. (Filipkowski,RI)

Radio Free Whatever, 6945 USB, 4-7-16 0030Z. Good, steady signal with
rock music. (Gay-KY)

Radio Free Whatever. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 0014, 6945 usb. Radio
Free Whatever, show just starting up, with talk , heroin mentioned.
Into a modern rock song called "Albatraoss." Very good signal, solid
s20. (Will-MD)

** Radio Illuminati International

Radio Illuminati International. 6150 AM, 1908-1920*, 04-02-16 SIO:
343. Just caught tail end of transmission. Heard tune by Andrew Gold,
then into multiple sign off announcements, mentions of Facebook, etc.

** Radio Zed

Radio Zed: 4/6/16 0306-0320 UTC 6925 USB. Signal just above the noise
level with unid music heard,ID via HFU logs and first time catch for
me. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Red Beacon Radio (see also Unid)

Red Beacon Radio, 7610 AM, 1900-2100*, 4-2-16 SIO: 444 Male station
OP chatting about pirate radio, his equipment, etc. Said was running
20 watts, played tunes by Imagine Dragons, Adele, The Cars, etc.

** Shortwave Ghost

Shortwave Ghost, 6850.3am, 4-3-16, 0011-0038utc, poor/static, rock
music, DJ's voice had echo, national anthem sung by a woman live at a
big event then off. (Hassig-IL)

Shortwave Ghost 6850.3v AM / APR 03 / 0014-0038*. Initially faint
weak signal. Slow improvement over and finally caught US national
sung by Lady Gaga into S/off. New station for me. (Sedlacek-NE)

Shortwave Ghost: 4/7-8/16 2345-0034* UTC 6875.6 AM. S7-8 with show #18
featuring music by Frank Zappa, Old & In The Way and Lady Gaga's
version of the National Anthem,IDs and tolling bells. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Unid

(unid), 6940usb, 4-2-16, 0108utc, fair/static, Chambers Brothers "time
has come today", at 0155utc old early 60's instrumental tune
"Telstar". (Hassig-IL)

UNID: 4/6/16 0357-0408 UTC 6955 USB. Very tough copy on unid music and
OM talk,thought it was still XLR8 but apparently not according to HFU
logs. (Filipkowski,RI)

UNID: 4/6/16 1926-2309 UTC 7610 AM. Under the noise at tune in and
rising to S4-5 by 2217 UTC, noted with some ambient music along with
piano music, guessing Red Beacon Radio due to frequency but no ID
heard. (Filipkowski,RI)

UNID: 4/7/16 1554-2135+ UTC 7610 AM. S3-4 and rising to S5-6 at 1616
UTC,played music by The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin,
Nirvana, Golden Earring and Pink Floyd, recordings of a pirate radio
forum given by Andrew Yoder, another OM talking about pirate radio and
best times and frequencies to listen,recording of various SWBC
interval signals including Radio Andorra and KNLS Alaska, guessing
this was Red Beacon Radio due to frequency.


WAZU: 7519.46/AM, *2056:15-2103+, 5-Apr; Fearless Fred on
w/"W-A-Zed-U: into rock. SIO=353 will about 2102, then dropped way
down. (Frodge-MI)

WAZU [W-A-ZED-U], 6925 AM, 2200-2259*, 04-02-16, SIO: 343 Veteran
pirate OP Fearless Fred with funny show of tunes by Frank Zappa,
Humble Pie, Sammy Hagar, etc., with “the fearless one” making funny
comments. He pronounces Z as zed so maybe from Canada? [Lobdell-MA]

** WJD

WJD, 6930usb, 4-2-16, 0111utc, fair/static, heavy metal music. (Hassig-IL)

** Wolverine Radio

Wolverine Radio, 6950usb, 4-3-16, 0047-0215utc, good/fair easily
overcame static, water themed program with tunes from 30's and 40's
then more recent pop/rock tunes, SSTV/FAX at 0124, more music at 0126
with tree theme, another SSTV/FAX at 0213 then off. (Hassig-IL)

Wolverine Radio 6950 USB / APR 03 / 0039-0213*. Two programs
back-to-back! First show with theme of "water," second part reference
to "trees." Usual quality signal/audio. Thanks for the double-header,
Wolverine. (Sedlacek-NE)

Wolverine Radio, 6950 AM, 0041-0120+, 04-03-16, SIO: 343 Songs about
water, including “Back Water Blues” by Bessie Smith, “Dirty Water” by
The Standells. Signal a bit watery due to propagation. [Lobdell-MA].

** XEROX Radio Duplicado

XEROX Radio Duplicado, 6925.4am, 4-1-16, 2258utc, poor/weak with storm
static. (Hassig-IL)

** XLR8

XLR8: 4/6/16 0104-0317 UTC 6955 USB. S4 then fading below the noise by
0238 UTC,rock music including a tune by Corrosion Of Conformity.

XLR8, 6955 USB, 0116-0133+, 04-06-16, SIO: 232. Tunes by Corrosion of
Conformity, Some Velvet, Chemical Brothers, ID by OM 0122. Signal
better than usual. [Lobdell-MA]

== European Logs ==

** None reported this week.

== QSLs ==

** Classic Pirate Radio Relay Service

CPRRS: Full data "One Voice Radio" eQSL for the 4/5/16 broadcast.

** The Crystal Ship

The Crystal Ship: Full data "Magic Carpet Ride" eQSL for the 4/4/16
broadcast. (Filipkowski,RI)

The Crystal Ship: Full data "Echoes Of 1968" eQSL for the 4/6/16
broadcast. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Radio Zed

Radio Zed: Full data "Bugs Bunny" eQSL for the 4/6/16 broadcast via my
HFU logging. (Filipkowski,RI)


WAZU: Full data "Hillary" eQSL for the 4/2/16 broadcast. (Filipkowski,RI)

WAZU: Date/time/freq(7620)/power(60 W) Hillary e-QSL in 17 hrs. for
Free Radio Net posting. (Frodge-MI)

** XEROX Radio Duplicado

XEROX Radio Duplicado: Full data eQSL for the 4/1/16 broadcast. (Filipkowski,RI)

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