Free Radio Weekly #1055 05/21/16

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Free Radio Weekly #1055 05/21/16

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Free Radio Weekly #1055, Saturday, May 21, 2016
Covering free radio activity from May 14-20, 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
GMC Car Radio for FMBC logs

William Hassig

Glenn Hauser
P O Box 1684
Enid OK 73702
P- or E-QSLs welcomed
NRD-545 with ALA-330S, IC-R75, FRG-7, PL-880, random wires

Ron Hunsicker
1238 Cleveland Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610-2102
ronhunsi at ptd dot net

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

== North American Logs ==

** Burn It Down Radio

Burn It Down Radio, 6970usb, 5-15-16, 0051-0135utc, good, songs "dead
or alive", "American pie", "hotel California", "night moves".

Burn It Down Radio: 5/15/16 0035-0133* UTC 6970 USB. S9 and great
audio playing songs by CCR, Three Doors Down, Adam and The Ants, Def
Leppard, Chevelle and Coldplay, OM "hope you're having a good evening"
and mentioned HFU. (Filipkowski,RI)

6970.0-USB, May 15 at 0034, rock music at S9+25; 0040 announcer says
there is a rumor that people like good old music; hope that`s true
---. 0047 another announcement, says a friend lost his house in the
wind; and this is Burn It Down Radio, refers to HF Underground posts,
BID Radio, will be on for an hour and then disappear; 0055 ``American
Pie``. I QRT after 0100. Many more logs of this: ... 149.0.html" onclick=";return false;

** The Crystal Ship

Crystal Ship, 6876am, 5-15-16, 0025utc, poor/static, barely heard Roy
Orbison sing "pretty woman" under tons of static, (Hassig-IL)

The Crystal Ship: 5/14/16 0037-0045+ UTC 6876 AM. S7-8 then dropping
to S5 amid heavy QRN, TCS ID and songs "Cry Like A Baby" and "I Love
You More Today Than Yesterday". (Filipkowski,RI)

The Crystal Ship: 5/19/16 0047-0141+ UTC 6876 AM. S5-6 and noisy
conditions with the TCS Bubblegum Express show, songs by The Turtles,
The Archies, The Monkees and White Plains, OM and YL IDs.

The Crystal Ship 6876AM 14 May 2016 0052-0135 "Good Vibrations" show.
Good Vibrations theme to IDs. Older pop and rock music. (35332,
Hunsicker, PA)

6876.02-AM, May 14 at 0111, music at S8, on the The Crystal Ship relay
frequency, confirmed as such in this thread: ... ic=28120.0" onclick=";return false;
including some lengthy playlists (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

TCS/The Crystal Ship, 6875 AM, 0147-0213, 05-19-16 SIO: 333 Announced
as “The Bubblegum Express” show, playing tunes by Tommy Roe, Partridge
Family, Tommy James, Cowsills, The Foundations, Bobby Sherman, 1910
Fruitgum Company, Monkees, etc. The usual IDs by computerized YL
voice. [Lobdell-MA]

** CWCW Radio

CWCW Radio: 5/20/16 0008-0054* UTC 6876.2 AM. S8 and moderate noise,
host Leonard Rogers playing country music including George Strait and
George Jones, plugs for HFU and Free Radio Café, OM and YL voice IDs
and thanked listeners who sent in reception reports for the Merle
Haggard Tribute program. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Old Time Classic Radio Plays

OTCR, 6976am, 5-14-16, 0035utc, poor/static, barely heard talk and
music under tons of static, (Hassig-IL)

Old Time Classic Radio Plays: 5/13-14/16 2359-0031 UTC 6976.1 AM. S9
and storm crashes with a classic vehicle themed music program, songs
included "Little Red Corvette", "Magic Bus", "Mercedes Benz","57
Chevrolet", "Buick 55" and "Convoy", OM and YL voice IDs and said to
report to HFU if you want a QSL. (Filipkowski,RI)

Old Time Classic Radio Plays: 5/14/16 2124-2138* UTC 6976 AM. S7-8 and
noisy with a replay of the car themed show, suddenly off at 2138 UTC.


KIPM relay, 6955usb, 5-15-16, 0136-0201utc, fair, Alan Maxwell story
"pirate jesus(?)". (Hassig-IL)

KIPM Relay: 5/15/16 0135-0201* 6955 USB. S5-6 with a show entitled
"Voyage Of The Illuminati" with host Alan Maxwell, spacey music and
dialogue. (Filipkowski,RI)

KIPM Illuminati Prima Materia; 6955/U, 0126-0201:02*, 15-May; Typical
wandering Allen Maxwell tale. Segments included story about SWLs and
the world’s largest receiver, a date with Jesus Woman, and the search
for the Sacred. ID with brief CW at pgm end into a rock tune before
s/off. SIO=3+53+ (Frodge-MI)

** Radio Illuminati

Radio Illuminati: 5/13/16 2327-2354 UTC 6150 AM. S5-6 and storm
crashes playing songs by St. Lucia and Foster The People, RI theme
music and ID. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Insane Radio

Insane Radio, 6924.7usb, 5-16-16, 0051utc, weak at low noise floor,
song "I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in" and
other late 60's psychedelic rock, program had drop outs. (Hassig-IL)

Insane Radio: 5/16/16 0046-0125* UTC 6924.5 USB. S3-4 playing rock
music, ID via HFU logs. (Filipkowski,RI)

** Moonlight Radio

Moonlight Radio: 5/14/16 2326-2334 UTC 6935 USB. Very weak signal
under static crashes, "Purple Rain" by Prince, ID via HFU loggings.

** Northwoods Radio

Northwoods Radio, 6935usb, 5-15-16, 0007-0026utc, fair, choral
versions of "knocking on heavens door", "these boots are made for
walking", "sweet home Alabama", "rocking in the free world", ID with
various bird calls, said "broadcasting from the great lakes".

Northwoods Radio: 5/14-15/16 2340-0025* UTC 6935 USB. S7-9 and great
audio with a show of music by Leningrad Cowboys, loon calls and IDs
and slogan of "broadcasting freedom from the Great Lakes".

Northwoods Radio: 5/15/16 1147-1208* UTC 6935 USB. S5-6 at tune in
then gradually faded into the noise, Jackpine Savage playing rock and
country music, clear loon call and YL voice ID at sign off.

6935-USB, May 15 at 0008, S9+5 with hard rock version of ``Boots Made
for Walking``. At 0025 finally an announcement with birdcalls,
evidently sign-off ID I missed copying, 73 in CW and off. These logs
say it was Northwoods Radio: ... 147.0.html" onclick=";return false;

** Old time radio

OLD RADIO PROGRAM PIRATE: 6770.04/AM, 0129-0134+, 16-May; Ad for
Spam—“good for breakfast”, then into the George Burns & Gracie Allen
Show. Fair at best, but best hrd in quite a while. (Frodge-MI)

** Peewee Radio

Peewee Radio, 6925am, 5-16-16, 0146utc, weak at low noise floor, slow
spacey music, talking but I cant understand a word, Jimi Hendrix "all
along the watchtower". (Hassig-IL)

Pee Wee: 5/16/16 0154-0219* 6925 AM/USB. Signal under the noise then
rising to S6-7 by 0202 UTC, first in AM mode playing bluesy rock music
and CW ID, switched to USB at 0210 UTC with rock instrumental music
and "All Along The Watchtower" Jimi Hendrix, OM mentioned "magic box"
then off. (Filipkowski,RI)

Pee Wee: 5/15/16 0028-0033 UTC 6930 USB. S6-7 and noisy, rock covers
of "Keep On Rocking In The Free World" and "Those Were The Days".

6929.97-USB, May 15 at 0026, as soon as the 6935 station is off, I
find one is now on here, much stronger at S9+20, dense music, 0032
cuts off in music, resumes with ``Those Were the Days``. At 0040 check
this is off. These logs say it was Pee Wee: ... 148.0.html" onclick=";return false;


PPKD: 6815, 2156, 14-May; Usual slow code beacon; checked a few times
earlier & not heard. (Frodge-MI)

** Radio Free Whatever

Radio Free Whatever, 6965usb, 5-16-16, 0047-0146utc, good, various
pop/rock tunes, at 0113utc Earth Kitt singing "I want to be evil",

Radio Free Whatever: 5/16/16 0047-0141 UTC 6965 USB. S9-9+10 at start
then quickly faded into the noise at 0118 UTC, signal rose back up to
S6-7 around 0135 UTC and back into the noise at 0141 UTC, DJ Dickweed
playing tunes by Daft Punk, Garbage, Lily Allen, Eartha Kitt, and Rage
Against The Machine, shout outs to listeners and mentioned the weird
propagation tonight. (Filipkowski,RI)

RADIO FREE WHATEVER: 6965/U, 0115-0128+, 16-May; DJ Dick Weed w/Eartha
Kitt, Evil Girl & some other non-top-40 tunes. SIO=454 (Frodge-MI)

PIRATE-NA. Radio Free Whatever, 6965 USB, 0055-0146, 05-16-16 SIO:
555/232. Started off strong and clear with Dick Weed playing tunes by
Daft Punk, Elliot Smith, Lily Allen, Garbage, Eartha Kitt, etc.
Signal took a dive around 0125 and remained weak till close down at
0146*. [Lobdell-MA]

RADIO FREE WHATEVER: 6965/U, 0102-0107+, 20-May; DJ Dick Weed & asst.
Stavin playing obscure pop tunes. SIO=454 (Frodge-MI)

** Unid

(unid), 6955usb, 5-14-16, 0056utc, fair/static, eerie music like from
a scary movie, SSTV/FAX at 0103utc. (Hassig-IL)

(unid), 6930usb, 5-15-16, 0030-0041utc, weak but fair, distorted
audio, classical/pop hybrid music, then "those were the days".

UNID: 5/16/16 0017-0035 UTC 6925 USB. On and off with very weak tones
and CW. (Filipkowski,RI)

6955.0-USB, 0056 UT May 14, S7 with dense rock music, then vaguely a
TV show theme; gone at next check 0110. It`s also unID in this thread ... ic=28121.0" onclick=";return false;
despite sending some SSTV images, unless the name of the station was
per visible labels ``FOR THAT SHIT``. It had been playing spooky
Hallowe`en music and SSTV until 0107 or so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX

== FM Logs ==

** 87.9 UNID Midland MI, NE Midland Music Pirate; 2:30-2:45+ PM,
19-May; MOYL tunes mostly instr’ls. They must have bumped power; good
sig 2+ miles out from the usual apparent QTH area; previously by 1 mi.
out, it was spotty. (Frodge-MI)

== European Logs ==

None reported this week.

== QSLs ==

** Old Time Classic Radio Plays

OTCR Plays: Full data eQSL for the 5/14/16 broadcast via my HFU
logging. (Filipkowski,RI)
FRW 1055 QSL - OTCR Plays - (Classic-) Cars Show Theme02 - Joe.jpg

PRB Relays: Full data QSL certificate via snail mail for a relay of
OTCR Plays on 4/23/16. (Filipkowski,RI)
FRW 1055 QSL - PRB Relays.jpg
== Internet Resources

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Regards, Lw
The Radical

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