18 October 2021

Chauvinistic russian propaganda on 1575 and 3940 kHz

Many DXers have already observed regular unlicensed transmissions in russian language started recently on 3940 kHz. The tests were initially heard on other bands, including "radiohooligans'" frequency of 3100 kHz. Content of these broadcasts are mainly sound tracks of anti-European and anti-American propaganda clips mixed with various crap of the Soviet era from nostalgic web-radio stations. The similar content is also being broadcasted on the medium wave frequency of 1575 kHz (1611 kHz in past) for more than 1.5 years at least. MW transmissions on 1575 kHz are even mentioned in MWList frequency base.

There are many speculations in Internet on possible location of the transmitters including Smolensk, Smolensk region, Pskov region and Leningrad region. Some of these wrong versions are probably originated from inaccurate TDoA result obtained by Finnish DXer in March 2020. It is also possible, that other versions were spread deliberately by the persons behind the transmissions.

My numerous TDoA results point on the northern part of Belarus (~50-100 km northward from Minsk) for 1611 kHz used in past and 1575 kHz (with a very good accuracy) and 3940 kHz (not as good accuracy as for MW, but still point on about the same region). Anyone who is able to apply this method correctly can verify my results by himself.

Authorities in russia are very attentive to such regular unlicensed radio operations which go beyond the scope of radio hooligan's routine "allo-allo" QSOs. At present, SW, MW, FM stations of such kind would not broadcast for a long time from the territory of russia not being raided (let's recall collapse of the FM pirate scene in Sankt-Peterburg). The mentioned MW station is regularly active since the beginning of 2020 at least (if not earlier), that's why the above versions about its russian location are nonsence IMHO. Republic of Belarus is more suitable country for such an activity instead, because communication authorities are more careless there. In any case, I guess, this is totally amateur project, supporting general line of the russian chauvinistic politics, however not supervised by officials.

15 October 2021

eQSL from Mix Radio International

 Very nice eQSL from Mix Radio International. Thank you very much!

13 October 2021

Pirate relays of JT Radio in Kyiv

 Some news on FM pirate scene of Kyiv. Unlicensed radio station, which started transmissions on 89.4 MHz in September relaying Ukrainian religious Radio M, has recently changed its frequency to 89.0 MHz and now relaying another religious web-station JT Radio.

Pirate relays of Svitle Radio Emmanuil are still also audible on 88.0 MHz after several months of absence. Broadcasts on 88.0 and 89.0 MHz are starting at evening hours on weekdays and seem to be round-the-clock on Saturdays and Sundays. Location and output power of the both transmitters are unknown.

JT Radio - 89.0 MHz - 11th of October 2021 - 22.54 UTC:

12 October 2021

Cool eQSL from Cupid Radio

 Got this cool eQSL from Cupid Radio for reception of special test transmission directed towards Japan. Eros and Thanatos, both Freud's fundamental drives, are presented on it 😎 Thanks a lot!

11 October 2021

Pirate Radio Logs 27.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

27.09.2021

12.09 - 12265.0 - Radio Spaceshuttle Int'l - 25422 - ABBA - Sitting In The Palmtree, 12.14 - ABBA - Honey, Honey, 12.32 - Hurriganes - Get On
21.49 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 45433 - David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes, 21.51 - ID, 21.53 - Gorillaz - Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head, 21.56 - Genesis - Land Of Confusion
21.58 - 6205.0 - Laser Hot Hits - 33433-43443 - Freak Power - Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out, 22.01 - After The Fire - Laser Love, 22.25 - Tiësto - Red Lights
22.29 - 4875.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 44444-55444 - ATB & Boss & Swan - Walking Awake, 22.33 - Blutengel - Wir Sind Unsterblich, 22.38 - The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia
22.43 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45444 - Fred Astaire - Puttin' On The Ritz, 22.54 - Zarah Leander - Min Karlek Den Blommar Om Natten, 22.58 - Marek Weber Und Sein Orchestra - Sage Es Nur
23.01 - 5880.0 - Radio Rock Revolution (tent.) - 35433 - Racoon - Laugh About It, 23.04 - CD abruptly

29.09.2021

18.36 - 4835.0 - Radio Pacman (via Mike Radio) - 45444 - Labi Siffre - It Must Be Love, 18.40 - Johnny & The Hurricanes - Rocking Goose,18.54 - Queen - Radio Ga Ga, 19.07 - CD
19.39 - 6280.0 - Radio Batavia - 34433 - Eruption - One Way Ticket, 20.05 - Gerard Joling - Ticket To The Tropics, 20.11 - Men At Work - Down Under
19.43 - 6270.0 - Radio KR1 - 25432-35433 - Some music on peaks, 19.52 - Allen Page - She's The One That's Got It, 19.54 - The Playtones & Boppi'n Steve - Bop & Stroll, 20.12 - Hot Boogie Chillun - Desperado Love
20.24 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45433 - Odeon Tanz-Orchester - Herr Lehmann Hat Die Lu Gezwickt
22.19 - 6205.0 - Laser Hot Hits - 35433-45433 - Steve Arrington - Dancin' In The Key Of Life, 22.31 - Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You, 22.33 - short ID, 22.37 - ABBA - The Name Of The Game
22.24 - 5880.0 - Radio Rock Revolution (tent.) - 33443 - Lindemann - Ach So Gern, heavy splatter from  5875 kHz at times
22.38 - 4870.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 55444 - Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian, 22.40 - New Order - Blue Monday, 22.49 - The B-52's - Love Shack
22.41 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 43443 - The Rolling Stones - Waiting On A Friend, 22.42 - Kodaline - Brand New Day, 22.46 - The Christians - Harvest For The World, periodical QRM from OTHR

01.10.2021

19.23 - 6270.0 - UNID - 35443 - Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion, 19.25 - Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man, 19.35 - The Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
20.00 - 6280.0 - Misti Radio - 25432-35433 - Roy Hall - Three Alley Cats, 20.02 - Billy Lee Riley - Rock With Me Baby, 20.05 - Roy Orbison - Ooby Dooby
20.58 - 6954.9 - Zeppelin Radio (tent.) - 35433 - The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me
21.38 - 6985.0 - The Vault (tent.) - 25432-35433 - LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great, 21.40 - Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams, 21.43 - Donovan - Sunshine Superman
22.32 - 5015.0 - Radio Deltracks (tent.) - 35433 - Lisitsyn - Meduza, 22.36 - Dionne Warwick - Walk On By, 23.02 - Fad Gadget - Back To Nature
22.47 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45444 - Swing Republic - Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat, 22.53 - Lajos Barany - Mein Bulli Bellt, 22.56 - Bubber Miley And His Mileage Makers - Black Maria

02.10.2021

15.06 - 15160U - Mix Radio Int'l - 35433-45433 - Adam Hawley - Tokyo Groove, 15.10 - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Tide, 15.38 - Ken Navarro - When We Dance
17.59 - 5825.0 - Radio Continental (tent.) - 34433 - George Baker Selection - Little Paraquayo, 18.05 - Scott McKenzie - San Francisco, 18.22 - Normaal - Ojadasawa
17.32 - 6850.1 - South Coast Radio - 34433 - Instrumental jazz music
17.42 - 6210.0 - King Shortwave (tent.) - 35433 - Some acoustic guitar music
17.51 - 7770L  - Radio Jan Van Gent - 45433-45444 - Ben Cramer - De Clown, 17.55 - The Sunstreams - Hoor Je Het Ruisen Der Golven, 17.57 - The Spotnicks - Amapola
19.05 - 6385.0 - Radio Joey - 45433 - Metta & Glyde & iMi - You're In My Orbit, 19.09 - Sleepthief & Zoë Johnston - Alice's Door
19.12 - 6954.9 - Zeppelin Radio (tent.) - 35433 - Peggy Lee - Golden Earrings
10.05 - 6280.0 - UNID - 45434 - Instrumental guitar music, 20.08 - Nana Mouskouri - Malaguena - Salerosa, 20.14 - Patty Pravo - La Bambola, 20.16 - Kannie Warries Dansorkes - Janenetjie
20.12 - 6390.0 - Radio Joey - 35433 - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
20.22 - 12075U - Mix Radio Int'l - 45444 - Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore, 20.25 - Kool&Klean - Miracles
20.36 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45444 - Daios Bela And His Orchestra - You Are My Greta Gabro
20.53 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 42442-45444 - Freak Power - Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out, 20.56 - Dire Straits - In The Gallery, 21.04 - The Clash - London Calling
21.06 - 6330.0 - Radio Piraña Int'l Beacon - 35433 - looped "RPI RADIOPIRANA" in CW mode
21.18 - 6270.0 - Studio 52 (tent.) - 25432 - Some weak music on peaks at times, 21.21 - CD
21.29 - 5880.0 - Radio Rock Revolution (tent.) - 25432 - The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes

03.10.2021

00.04 - 6930U  - Wolverine Radio - 35333 - Aileen Stanley - I'll Never Ask For More, 00.07 - Billie Holiday - More Than You Know, 00.12 - Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra - No More Love
08.55 - 6265.0 - Radio Scotland Int'l (tent.) - 154x1-25432 - Traces of music on peaks, 09.00 - CD
17.24 - 6295.0 - Reflections Europe - 45444 - Station's ID, chorus song
18.08 - 4905.0 - Mike Radio - 45444 - Koto - Dragons Legend, 18.12 - Popcorn (dance version), 18.15 - ID, 18.16 - Barry Manilow - Mandy
19.01 - 4870.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444 - Golden Boy With Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin, 19.02 - ID, 19.03 - Mantus - Kampf Der Kulturen, 19.08 - The Naked And Famous - Hearts Like Ours
23.23 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 35433-45444 - The Cranberries - Ode To My Family, 23.28 - Kid Rock - All Summer Long

07.10.2021

19.18 - 4840.0 - Mike Radio - 45444 - The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky, 19.24 - ID, greetings to listeners, 19.28 - CD
22.52 - 4870.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 55444-55545 - My Mine - Hypnotic Tango, 22.54 - Pearl - Neverending Story, 23.00 - The Dust Of Basement - Summer

08.10.2021

20.01 - 4865.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 55444 - Play & Win - Slow Motion, 20.06 - Etherwood - Cast Away, 20.08 - Eelke Kleijn - Control
20.09 - 6950U  - Zenith Classic Rock - 45433 - Vendetta Love - Follow Me Down, 20.13 - The Moody Blues - Sitting At The Wheel
20.37 - 6330.0 - Radio Piraña Int'l Beacon - 35433 - looped "RPI RADIOPIRANA" in CW mode
21.12 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 35433-45444 - Vangelis - Pulstar, 21.17 - Lalo Schifrin - The Wave, 21.20 - Art of Noise - Dragnet
21.49 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45444 - Buddy Ebson, Frances Langford & Una Merkel - Hey Babe Hey! 21.50 - The Savoy Orpheans - She Don't Wanna, 21.57 - Isham Jones & His Orchestra - That Certain Party

09.10.2021

15.59 - 6270.0 - Radio Fox 48 - 34433 - Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
16.33 - 6280.0 - Radio Ronalisa (tent.) - 35433 - Hot Pants Polka
16.36 - 6270.0 - Johnny Tobacco (tent.) - 45444 - Eddie Meduza - Reaktorn Läck I Barsebäck, later - QSY to 6272 kHz
18.54 - 6295.0 - Radio Pioneer - 43444 - Time Bandits - Endless Road, 18.59 - Snap! - The Power, 19.15 - Bettina & Patricia - Flower Power Party Polka, 20.30 - CD
19.01 - 6330.0 - Radio Piraña Int'l Beacon - 35433-45433 - looped "RPI RADIOPIRANA" in CW mode
19.08 - 6325.0 - Radio Joey - 34433 - Club dance music, 19.16 - Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto, 19.44 - Derek & The Dominos - Layla, later - QSY to 6320 kHz
19.11 - 6377.0 - Radio 319 (tent.) - 35433 - Shocking Blue - Mighty Joe, 19.11 - Chris Rea - Auberge, 19.23 - Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
19.18 - 5810.0 - Radio Continental - 35443-45444 - Bobby Klein - Cowboy Johnny, 19.20 - Johnny Wakelin - In Zaire, 19.22 - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
19.25 - 6270.0 - Radio Boomerang (tent.) - 45444 - Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind, 19.28 - Mario Mathy - Liberty, 19.36 - Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, 19.42 - CD
19.32 - 6950U  - Zenith Classic Rock - 45444 - Genesis - Behind The Lines
20.31 - 6320.0 - Radio Joey - 43433 - Club dance music, 20.34 - Trance Classics & Elles de Graaf - Can't Sleep 2021
21.14 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 42432-43443-45444 - Roxy Music - Same Old Scene, 21.17 - Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love, initially heavy OTHR QRM
21.51 - 6368.0 - Offshore Music Radio - 55545 - Evie Sands - Picture Me Gone, 21.51 - Gerry & The Pacemakers - It's Gonna Be Alright, 21.54 - The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown, 21.56 - ID, then - QSY to 6378 kHz
22.02 - 6378.0 - Offshore Music Radio - 55545-55555 - Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds, 23.14 - The Orchestral Academy Of Los Angeles - Soul Coaxing, 23.58 - The Byrds - Jesus Is Just Alright, 00.15 - CD
23.40 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45444 - Oldies music, 23.45 - Erwin Hartung - Der Telefunken-Schlager, 23.49 - The Charleston Chasers - Cinderella Brown

10.10.2021

07.52 - 15074.6 - Cupid Radio - 45444 - Trancelucent - Lonely, 07.55 - ID, greetings to listeners, 08.00 - Reflekt - Need To Feel Loved, 08.17 - Gouryella - Walhalla
08.25 - 6130.0 - Radio Casanova (tent.) - 25432 - Some music on peaks
08.35 - 6290.0 - Radio Scotland Int'l - 35433 - David Bowie - The Jean Genie, 08.43 - Earth & Fire - Seasons, 08.47 - Jimi Hendrix - All Alonng The Watchtower, 09.05 - CD
15.45 - 6269.8 - Radio Baken 16 (tent.) - 33422 - Some music on peaks, UTE QRM
16.00 - 9290.0 - Radio Parade Int'l - 35433 - Supertramp - Goodbye Stranger, 16.26 - Chic - Everybody Dance
16.11 - 6950.0 - Enterprise Radio - 45444 - Boston - More Than A Feeling, 16.15 - ID, 16.16 - Status Quo - In The Army Now, 16.59 - Franco Battiato - Gli Uccelli
16.33 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45433 - Barnabas Von Geczy Orchestra - Lady Hamilton: Komm Mit Nach Madeira, 17.41 - Bessie Smith - Alexander's Ragtime Band
16.45 - 6275.0 - Radio Fox 48 - 25432 - Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
17.31 - 6295.0 - Reflections Europe - 42443-43444 - Male voice speech, chorus song, QRM from OTHR
18.20 - 4895.0 - Mike Radio - 45444 - IDs, greetings to listeners, 18.22 - Anita - Jimmy Der Bandit, 18.24 - Kim Wild - Never Trust A Stranger, 18.29 - David Bowie - Heroes, 20.00 - CD
22.02 - 6950.0 - Zenith Classic Rock - 25432-35433-45433 - DIAMANTE - Serves You Right, 22.20 - The Doobie Brothers - The American Dream, 22.29 - Moon Safari - A Kid Called Panic
22.21 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 45444 - R.E.M. - Orange Crush, 22.25 - ID, 22.26 - Scott Walker - Montague Terrace, 22.31 - Phil Lynott - Yellow Pearl
22.32 - 4870.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 55444 - Stive Morgan - Alien Worlds, 22.36 - Tulia - Długość Dźwięku Samotności, 22.47 - The Cranberries - Linger

10 October 2021

Reception of Cupid Radio on 15074.6 kHz

 It was great to to receive Cupid Radio on upper shortwave bands this morning again! The test transmission was targeted primarily to the listeners in Japan participating in DXpedition to the mountains in Niigata prefecture, however Cupid's signal has even been received in such a distant country as New Zealand, according to the post on HFU message board. The signal was quite good and stable here in Kyiv, without interference from other stations. Thanks for the transmission and also thanks to Paul UK DXer for the tip!

Cupid Radio - 15074.6 kHz - 10th of October 2021 - 08.00 UTC:


RX: Airspy Mini SDR + SpyVerter
ANT: 80 mb inverted Vee dipole

01 October 2021

eQSL from Radio Pacman International

 Thanks to operator of Radio Pacman International for the nice eQSL, info sheet and photo! Thanks also to Mike Radio for the relay!

30 September 2021

Birthday eQSL from Radio Spaceshuttle International

 Got this nice eQSL from Radio Spaceshuttle International for transmission on 12265 kHz. Thank you very much, Dick and congratulations on 19 years Birthday of RSI!

29 September 2021

eQSL from Radio Pioneer

 Thanks for the nice eQSL for reception of Radio Pioneer on 6295 kHz!

28 September 2021