Tag Archives: Pirate Radio

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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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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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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