Tag Archives: Shortwave Pirates

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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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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