Category Archives: Pirate Radio

CW pirates promote separatist movement in Ukraine ?

(Source: Southgate Amateur Radio News) “Two CW [Morse Code] stations have appeared on the higher HF bands, claiming to operate from Donetsk, as promoting a separatist ‘Peoples’ Republic of Donetsk’, or ‘NovoRossiya New Russia’. The callsigns, D0A and 1C4M are … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Hot Legs Radio (corrected)

For your listening pleasure: about 20 minutes of pirate radio station, Hot Legs Radio–recorded May 25, 2014 starting around 1:55 UTC. Hot Legs Radio was broadcasting around 6,925 kHz in AM. Hot Legs was rather weak and somewhat over-modulated during this broadcast. Indeed, in regular AM mode, … Continue reading

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Boston pirate radio: a “vital resource” in minority neighborhoods

Many assume that pirate radio operators only exist to interfere with commercial broadcasters–this couldn’t be further from the truth. Indeed, there are few “jammers” on the air; most pirates broadcast on unoccupied frequencies and play content that isn’t widely available on … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Wolverine Radio

For your listening pleasure: 1 hour and 7 minutes of pirate radio station, Wolverine Radio–recorded April 27, 2014 starting around 1:10 UTC. Wolverine was broadcasting on 6,945 kHz in the upper side band. Typical of Wolverine, lots of music variety … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: MAC Shortwave

For your listening pleasure: over one hour of the pirate radio station, MAC Shortwave. I recorded this broadcast on April 27, 2014 starting around 00:05 UTC, on 6,950 kHz AM. MAC Shortwave features host “Jimmy Stewart” and some excellent big band music. … Continue reading

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AirChat: Long-distance digital communications via radio

Last month, I was interviewed by NK News regarding the possibility of using inexpensive SDR dongles as a means for citizen journalists to receive and potentially send information across the North Korean border. Of course this is possible: digital communications over radio is becoming easier and … Continue reading

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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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