Category Archives: Pirate Radio

Halloween = Pirate Radio

Halloween is typically the most active day of the year for shortwave pirates…so, here are two things you’ll want to do this Halloween (tonight): 1. Check out Andrew Yoder’s pirate radio blog with its deceptively simple title, the Hobby Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Brooklyn pirates “hijacking” the airwaves

Thanks to many of you who sent me a link  to this article in the New York Post. Here’s an excerpt: Brooklyn radio fans are fighting a pirate invasion — demanding a crackdown on illicit Caribbean, Hebrew and shock-jock stations … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Extra: The First Pirate

The First Pirate is the title of a Radio 4 Extra–an interview with Les Woodland who tells the story of Captain Plugge, founder of Radio Normandy, the first station to take on the BBC. (Source: Southgate ARC) Capt Leonard Plugge was … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Generation Wild 100

For your listening pleasure: one hour, eleven minutes of the pirate radio station, Generation Wild 100. Generation Wild 100 started broadcasting around 2:00 UTC this morning on 6,925 kHz in the upper sideband. As you’ll hear in the recording, their signal here … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: The Crystal Ship

For your listening pleasure: one hour, forty two minutes of the pirate radio station, The Crystal Ship. Last night, TCS broadcast on 6,876 kHz (via  the TCS Shortwave Relay Network) starting around 2:05 UTC on July 4th, 2014. TCS played a … Continue reading

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Radio World: Dr. Benway’s Good Deed

Many thanks to Ulis for sharing this article from Radio World about pirate radio broadcaster, Dr. Benway (of Undercover Radio), and his quest to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project Inc. Here is an excerpt from the interview: “Recently Dr. … Continue reading

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Looking for a weekend radio project? Check out MakeRF

This year, at the 2014 Dayton Hamvention, I had the pleasure of meeting a number of SWLing Post readers–truly a highlight for me at the convention. One of the readers I met was Mike Gualtieri (KB3TKG). Mike and I had a … Continue reading

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