Pirate Radio Recordings: Wolverine Radio

I decoded this Wolverine Radio SSTV QSL on the SSTV iOS App

I decoded this Wolverine Radio SSTV QSL with the SSTV iOS App–you can also decode this eQSL at the end of the recording

For your listening pleasure: 1 hour and 44 minutes of pirate radio station, Wolverine Radio–recorded Saturday, October 12, 2013 starting around 1:15 UTC.

Wolverine was broadcasting on 6.945 MHz in the upper side band. Typical of Wolverine, lots of music variety which spans the decades–staring in the 30s and 40s, ending with present day tunes–and no commentary other than station ID throughout.

Wolverine Radio typically has a blowtorch signal which makes for great audio fidelity, especially for an upper side band broadcast. This broadcast was no exception.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3 or simply listen via the embedded player below:

4 thoughts on “Pirate Radio Recordings: Wolverine Radio

  1. Tom Stiles

    I did not catch this one last night but I did get X XFM radio loud and clear. Is there any website that gives the approximate location of these pirate stations. Would be nice to know what direction they are from me.

    Thank for your time,

    Tom

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    1. Thomas Post author

      Hi, Tom,

      You’ll certainly find most of the N America pirate loggings on HF Underground:
      http://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/board,3.0.html
      You can only guess where the pirate is located, though, based on signal strength of loggings. You’ll never find a location posted unless there was an FCC bust.

      I heard XFM too, but their signal seemed to drop dramatically at one point early in the broadcast.

      Undercover Radio is on 6940 kHz as I type this (03:15 UTC, 13 Oct 2013).

      Cheers,
      Thomas

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  2. Cliff Fox - KU4GW

    Thanks for posting the audio recording! The music they play was way before my time, age 52 here, but somehow this old music is appealing to me. Maybe because it was such a historically wonderful era in American history. I would have loved to lived back then, pre-World War II and pre-Great Depression era! Definitely think I’ll tune around 6925-6970 tonight and see what I may run across while the pirates run rampant during the government shut down.
    Very 73,
    Cliff – Amateur Radio Station KU4GW

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