Tag Archives: Shortwave Pirates

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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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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Pirate Radio Recordings: UNID (percussion)

On New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2013), while band scanning, I tuned to 6,955 kHz around 22:15 UTC, and  heard a relatively strong pirate station. For at least 51 minutes, this unidentified pirate played various percussion music, much of which … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Free Whatever, Pearl Harbor Tribute

For your listening pleasure: one hour, seven minutes of the pirate radio station, Radio Free Whatever. I recorded this broadcast on December 15 2013, starting around 2:40 UTC, on 6,925 kHz AM. This broadcast was a tribute to WWII and Pearl Harbor … Continue reading

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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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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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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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