Tag Archives: Pirate Radio

Pirate Radio Recordings: Channel Z (chasing pirates in a pickup truck)

On the afternoon of November 29th, while traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday,  I took my wife to an art supply store who was having a “Black Friday” sale. While she was inside shopping,  I sat in my truck and remembered that … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: JFK Shortwave

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President, John F. Kennedy. Last night, I tuned in and recorded the pirate radio station, JFK Shortwave: a tribute broadcast inspired by the late President Kennedy, filled with an array of … Continue reading

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Halloween was a very active night for pirate radio

You might remember my post from last week saying that Halloween is a pirate radio holiday? Chris Smolinski from the HF Underground has crunched some numbers from North American pirate radio loggings on Halloween. The number of pirates (and his chart with times … Continue reading

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Halloween: pirate radio’s holiday

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: 1. Check out Andrew Yoder’s new pirate radio blog with its deceptively simple title, the Hobby Broadcasting … Continue reading

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Radio Paisano QSL

Last week, I listened to and recorded the pirate radio station, Radio Paisano. Three days ago, I received this message along with a QSL card: Radio Paisano is a novelty shortwave pirate station that celebrates Columbus Day, and features the music … Continue reading

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Data shows pirate radio activity nearly doubles during shutdown

SWLing Post reader, Chris Smolinski of the HF Underground, has shared data he has collected from listener-submitted pirate radio logs prior to and following the US government shutdown. The results are intriguing. Chris writes: “I have some concrete data for … Continue reading

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Thanks to US shutdown, pirate radio activity reaches an all-time high

As frustrated as many are over the US government shutdown, it nonetheless offers one unique benefit to the shortwave radio community, and to pirate radio in particular––no FCC enforcement. As we mentioned earlier, the FCC’s enforcement arm was shut down … Continue reading

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