Tag Archives: Shortwave Pirates

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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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic

While recording Radio Casablanca Thursday night, I was also fortunate to capture Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic. Gallifrey started the broadcast with their customary audio sweeps and Dr. Who theme, then straight into the Beatles, “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Brilliant! [I know my buddy, … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Casablanca

Thursday night, I received word from Richard Blaine at Radio Casablanca: “We plan to be on the air tonight on 6940 kHz AM, starting sometime around 2300 UTC, and running until the plane to Lisbon has departed.” So at 23:00 … Continue reading

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With the FCC in shutdown, pirates hit the air

I noted at least seven pirate radio loggings here in North America on Wednesday, October 1–the first day of the US government shutdown. This is a remarkable number of pirate loggings for a weekday night. I then saw a message … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Borderhunter

You’ll typically find North American radio pirates here on the SWLing Post, but on occasion, I do manage to pull in a station or two from Europe.  Last night was one of those rare occasions, and I have Ragnar at … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic

Last night, I recorded pirate station, Radio Gallifrey Intergalactic. RGI appeared on 6,935 kHz USB and started their broadcast with a set of audio sweeps (which looked rather distinctive on my SDR’s waterfall), followed by tones and then straight into the … Continue reading

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Pirate Radio Recordings: Radio Casablanca

Confession time: one of my favorite pirate radio stations is Radio Casablanca. Why? For one thing the format is WWII-era music. When I hear Radio Casablanca, I close my eyes and imagine what it must have been like to hear the … Continue reading

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