Pirate Radio Recordings: The Crystal Ship

(Source: Sealord on the HF Underground)

(Source: Sealord on the HF Underground)

Looking through some of my archived recordings from the past month, I found this broadcast from The Crystal Ship, on the TCS Relay Network.

Conditions were a little tough at the time and you’ll hear some some SSB interference near the end, but the mix is worth it. I started this recording around 1:15 UTC on February 26th, 2013, on 6.9255 MHz, capturing the last third of the show (based on HF Underground logs).

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below:

Standard Pirate Radio Disclaimer: This is a recording of a real pirate radio broadcast, and as such, may include strong or colorful language or lyrics. In general, if you are easily offended by the words, ideas, music lyrics, or music herein, you should slowly…back… away…

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2 thoughts on “Pirate Radio Recordings: The Crystal Ship

  1. The Crystal Ship - Shortwave

    Magic Bus, Heavy Metal, Running on Empty, Born To Run— ‘The Crystal Ship – Unchained’ show is a subtle ode to pirate radio mobile capability. I happen to know that this particular broadcast was transmitted using an 8-foot modified hamstick-type antenna, independent of mains-electricity, from a motor vehicle.

    Thanks for all your work covering shortwave pirate radio, along with publishing all these recordings. I love this site!

    ~John Poet

    1. Thomas Post author

      You’re mighty welcome, John. When my crazy travel quietens down in a few weeks, I hope to do much more pirate radio listening. Such a great part of the hobby!


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