Chase some pirates this weekend!

Start your search for pirate radio stations in the watering hole at 6,925 kHz and tune up to 7,000 kHz.

As I sit here in front of my radios this Friday evening, I notice the news on National Geographic that we have one of the largest sun spots to face us since 2005. This sunspot is the size of Jupiter! It’s all a little too coincidental on 11-11-11.

It can only mean one thing…

Turn on your radio and tune in some pirates!

For those of you new to pirate radio, most–but not all–activity can be found between 6,925 – 7,000 kHz (i.e. just below the 40 meter ham radio band). Pirates are not professional broadcasters, thus work  a day job during the week. That’s why you’re most likely to hear pirates Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Pirate signals are often faint–though perhaps old Sol may help a bit, depending on other conditions. For what it’s worth, I just heard a pirate on my tiny Degen DE321 portable (that review out tomorrow). Very good sign, indeed.  Just in case, consider reading our post on using SSB to help dig pirate signals out of the static.

What are you waiting for? Go chase some pirates!

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