Tag Archives: Pirate Radio

Radio Casablanca QSL card

I’m very pleased to have just received a QSL card for the Radio Casablanca broadcast I heard last week. If you missed the show, click here to listen to my off air recording. This recording was also uploaded to the Shortwave … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Rado Casablanca

Thursday night at 00:00 UTC, I was pleased to hear the interval signal of one of my favorite pirate radio stations: Radio Casablanca. “Rick Blaine” fired up his AM transmitter and pumped out some amazing WWII era music on 6,940 … Continue reading

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O’Rielly proposes a new way to fight pirate radio

Many thanks to an SWLing Post reader who shares this blog post by FCC Commissioner, Michael O’Rielly. In his post, Commissioner O’Rielly expresses his hatred of pirate radio stations and how he believes action should be taken against pirate stations. … Continue reading

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Hobart Radio International announcement

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John H, for sharing this announcement from Hobart Radio International: Ahoy fellow DXers, Like me you would have fond memories of hearing pirates from yesteryear. This is an absolutely wonderful special that we hope will … Continue reading

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Chris reviews HF pirate radio activity in 2014

Chris Smolinski has just posted an amazing overview of 2014 pirate radio activity. His post includes statistics based on loggings from the HF Underground discussion forum. This is the most comprehensive analysis of pirate radio activity I’ve ever seen. I can … Continue reading

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Echo Charlie (EC) Pirate Radio

Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, “The Captain,” who recently sent a message regarding “EC Pirates”–an aspect of the pirate radio/free-bander scene I’ve never covered here on the Post. I asked him to explain a bit more about EC Pirates: … Continue reading

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Does Shortwave Radio Have a Future?

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor Magazine. There’s a topic I’d like to put on table. One that, in my radio-centric world, stirs up a fair amount of discussion…and, truth be told, apprehension. The question, … Continue reading

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