Free Radio Weekly #1132, November 18, 2017

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Free Radio Weekly #1132, November 18, 2017

Post by JohnPoet » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:54 pm

Free Radio Weekly #1132, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Covering free radio activity from November 11-17, 2017

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 (

FRW 1132 - November 18 - Larry

== Contributors ==

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

Harold Frodge, Midland MI, USA
5525 Whitehall St., Midland MI 48642-3156
Drake R8B + 185' RW
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, PL-880, random wires

Larry Will
28723 Ridge Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
Icom IC-R75 with G5RV, Tecsun PL-600, PL-660, random wires

== News ==

** First Casting Call for the 2018 Winter SWL Fest

Yes, it’s (already!) that time of the year again.

We invite one and all to be a part of the 2018 Winter SWL Fest on March 1, 2 and 3 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in fashionable Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. That's just 105 days away as I type this.

This will be the 31st such annual gathering and due to popular demand we have added an extra half day, opening the event on Thursday afternoon and continuing through all of Friday and Saturday. Details and background info from <>.

One of the centerpieces of the Fest weekend is our line-up of informative and entertaining forums. How do we get them? These excellent sessions are put together and presented by you and people just like you—people with a deep and abiding interest in radio and a willingness to share what they've experienced, learned and know.

So, how about it? Have you a topic that you think Fest participants will find interesting and would be willing to present? Tell us about it. If you’ve already contacted us, chances are we have your e-mail on file. However, chances are also that we don’t. So, please re-contact us at this time just to make sure.

Your role will be to lead a one hour session forum. That means preparing about a half-hour presentation that leaves plenty of time for audience questions and interaction. It can be anything from a serious (or comic) lecture (or both) to a multimedia extravaganza. Your choice!

And as a gesture of appreciation (and perhaps some measure of small compensation for your efforts), the Fest will comp your registration fee if your proposal is accepted by the Organizing Committee (which consists of Rich Cuff, yours truly and a Magic 8 Ball we found in Rich’s attic when looking for old Fest printed programs and giveaways. We are seeking your help in fashioning a balanced and diverse line-up of topics and speakers.

Make your suggestion/proposal to John Figliozzi at <> If you have any questions, we'll be happy to discuss them with you. And even if you've never led a forum before, don't hesitate. We've learned that people tend to unfairly and inaccurately minimize their own abilities. We know you'll be great...but you have to let us in on what you're thinking! We promise a quick turnaround on your proposal once we are able to survey the field.

Be a part of the 2018 Winter SWL Fest program!

73 and 88 to the Ladies (with due apologies to Ian McFarland)

John Figliozzi
Richard Cuff
2018 Winter SWL Fest (and apparently for life) Co-Chairs

For more information on the Fest, visit:

(via John Figliozzi)

== North American Logs ==

** Captain Morgan Shortwave
Captain Morgan SW: 6950.14/AM, 0256-0302+, 11/12; Jazzy blues tunes; ID @0259. SIO=252+, fady (Frodge-DXP)

Captain Morgan SW: 6950.14/AM, 1345-1413+, 11/12; Jazzy blues tunes, including one with the lyrics; “I was chewin’ on your bubblegum”, “Another man was eatin’ my chocolate cake” & “You’ll be lookin’ for your candy man” (What could it possibly mean?!) ID @1354+. SIO=343, fady w/near complete dropouts; brief pulse burst QRM (Frodge-DXP)

** Clever Name Radio

Clever Name Radio: 6945/U, 2245-2303:55*, 11/11; Pop music; WBCN? DJ took phone call into Funk Soul Brother (a very repetitive lyriced tune), then Bad to the BBBBBBBBBone. Off w/roboW ID. (Frodge-DXP)

6945-USB, Nov 10 at 2158, Unidentified, JBA talk for a bit; I`m not even positive it`s USB only, but no carrier detectable. No logs of this today on HF Underground, altho plenty of pirate 6945s previous days, primarily Clever Name Radio (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

6945-USB, Nov 11 at 2243, pirate music at S9+20; 2247 mentions WBCN, faux-caller on the air with request played twice, for the Funk Soul Brother, ``Right about Now``, beeps, and very repetitive song. 2304 synthyl with quick announcement I miss, but reminds me of Clever Name Radio; and apparently off. Many logs here agree it was C.N.R., including refs to WBCN and off at same time: ... 653.0.html


Nov 12 at 2324, S9 pirate music. Yes, it`s Clever Name Radio yet again, per these: ... 689.0.html

** Old time radio

Old Radio Program Station: 6770.05/AM, 2212, 11/10; Occ’l peak; can just tell it’s a comedy pgm w/woman lead (Frodge-DXP)

Old time radio. Thursday, November 17, 2017, 0047, 6770 am. Unidentified radio comedy show, variably fair to very good signal. Rinso presents Amos and Andy at 0100. s7 at best. (Will-MD)

** Unid

Unid. 6955/U, 0105-0131:08*, 11/12; Rock tunes & many SSTVs; off w/o vox ID. SIO=1+43- fady; Pee Wee per KZ (Frodge-DXP)

Unid. 6950/U, 0132-0140:48*, 11/12; Headbanger music & off abruptly. SIO=253-, fady (Frodge-DXP)

Unid. Thursday, November 16, 2017, 0032, 6945 usb. Pop/dance/hiphop music with frequent cuts and snippets, maybe a mashup? Off at 0048. Solid s9 and steady. (Will-MD)

Unid. 6945/U, 2223-2225:59*, 11/14; Hard rock tune & off abruptly. SIO=353 (Frodge-MI)

Unid. 6945/U, 2233-2244:54*, 11/15; Pop/rock tunes & off abruptly. SIO=354- (Frodge-MI)

** "W" Beacon

4102.842-CW, Nov 16 at 0723, the `W` weather beacon from the SE California desert, very weak but strong enough to pin down the frequency. Between the W`s, sends various other letters and numbers, such as 2, 6, E E E. Again audible at 1340 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)


WFUQ. Friday, November 17, 2017, 0114, 6925 LSB. Music, "September" by Earth Wind and Fire, WFUQ ID, dedication to all the listeners, a creepy song, and off at 0116. Very good, s7 steady. (Will-MD)

** Wolverine Radio
Wolverine Radio: 6945/U, 0141-0152+, 11/12; Songs w/“Goodbye” lyric/title. ID w/reverb & SSTV @0152 (my signal to tune out). SIO=454 (Frodge-MI)

Wolverine Radio, 6945usb, 11-12-17, 0118-0231utc, fair sig good audio, s-on with "testing 1 2 3 can anybody hear me?", variety of tunes with the words bye bye or good bye in them, SSTV/FAX at 0152, then at 1054 variety of tunes with the word hello in them, SSTV/FAX at 0229utc, off at 0231utc. (Hassig-IL)

== Internet Resources ==

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