Category Archives: Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio Recordings: Chairman of the Board Radio

For your listening pleasure: a short 20 minute broadcast from the pirate radio station, Chairman of the Board Radio–recorded Saturday, April 12, 2014 starting around 3:30 UTC. Chairman of the Board Radio was broadcasting on 6,935 kHz in the upper side … Continue reading

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Happy 50th, Radio Caroline!

I wish my schedule and travel funds would have allowed me to attend Offshore Radio Day 2014, held in the Netherlands last week. Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t attend, Jonathan Marks posted an excellent set of photos and commentary … Continue reading

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My Raspberry Pirate is now radio-active

Two weeks ago, Make Magazine published a simple hack that turns your Raspberry Pi into a low-powered and portable FM transmitter/radio station. For those of you not familiar, the Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic

Last night, after returning from nearly two weeks of travel, I recorded pirate station, Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic. It was great to hear their strong USB signal on the air. RGI appeared on 6,930 kHz USB around 2:45 UTC (or so) and started … Continue reading

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Make a Raspberry Pirate Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Paul, for this article on Make Magazine that teaches you how to turn your Raspberry Pi into an FM transmitter. Make Magazine states that this FM transmitter ”has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in … Continue reading

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How To Tune In Pirate Radio Broadcasts on Shortwave

This article originally appeared in the February 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. Even as many legacy international broadcasters are abandoning the shortwave bands, shortwave remains active and vibrant in another quadrant: namely, on shortwave pirate radio. Over the … Continue reading

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NASWA Details its 27th Annual Winter SWL Fest Program

For those of you readers who often feel you’re alone in your enthusiasm for radio, I highly encourage you to attend the NASWA-sponsored Winter SWL Festival in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania this year. This will be my sixth year attending, and I … Continue reading

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