Pirate radio stations

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Laidbackelevenmeters
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Pirate radio stations

Post by Laidbackelevenmeters » 19 Nov 2016, 16:33

Anyone know of good frequencies for pirate broadcasters on shortwave bands
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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by 2E1IIP » 19 Nov 2016, 17:16

27.555MHz

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by rogerbeep » 19 Nov 2016, 20:15

2E1IIP wrote:27.555MHz
...not a broadcaster...


In weekends there are some hobby broadcasters in Europe.
Dutch and Belgian pirates operates just above the legal 49m band - from approx 6200-6300 kHz.
A lot of music, some (drunk) talk, listener reports and greetings. Pretty amusing and sometimes very interesting.
I don't understand how they can work so regularly and with strong signals without getting caught! :)

More info here:
https://la2to.wordpress.com/pirates-on-shortwave/
TRX:
Icom 706 mk II / Icom 735 - Alinco DR-135DX - President Grant mk II / Jackson mk I - CRT SS9900 / One - Anytone AT300M
QYT KT-8900 - Icom F4SR / 28H - Baofeng UV-5R / 888S

RX:
Uniden UBC 780 XLT - Icom R5 / PCR-100 - RTL2832U/R820T + Ham It Up v1.2 - NESDR SMArt

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by 2E1IIP » 19 Nov 2016, 20:17

rogerbeep wrote:
2E1IIP wrote:27.555MHz
...not a broadcaster...


In weekends there are some hobby broadcasters in Europe.
Dutch and Belgian pirates operates just above the legal 49m band - from approx 6200-6300 kHz.
A lot of music, some (drunk) talk, listener reports and greetings. Pretty amusing and sometimes very interesting.
I don't understand how they can work so regularly and with strong signals without getting caught! :)

More info here:
https://la2to.wordpress.com/pirates-on-shortwave/
Wikipedia wrote: Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by rogerbeep » 19 Nov 2016, 20:51

OK, I assumed that the OP would like to listen to a bit more organised program content than the stupid people playing music at T5 SSB.
They just bother people at a pirate calling frequency - they don't send any programme content worth listening to.

HF/MF/LF broadcasters send their programmes in high quality AM.
Both legal and illegal broadcasting stations do care about their sound quality, program content and listening reports.
Simple CB pirates does not...
TRX:
Icom 706 mk II / Icom 735 - Alinco DR-135DX - President Grant mk II / Jackson mk I - CRT SS9900 / One - Anytone AT300M
QYT KT-8900 - Icom F4SR / 28H - Baofeng UV-5R / 888S

RX:
Uniden UBC 780 XLT - Icom R5 / PCR-100 - RTL2832U/R820T + Ham It Up v1.2 - NESDR SMArt

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by 2E1IIP » 19 Nov 2016, 21:04

rogerbeep wrote:OK, I assumed that the OP would like to listen to a bit more organised program content than the stupid people playing music at T5 SSB.
They just bother people at a pirate calling frequency - they don't send any programme content worth listening to.

HF/MF/LF broadcasters send their programmes in high quality AM.
Both legal and illegal broadcasting stations do care about their sound quality, program content and listening reports.
Simple CB pirates does not...
I used to enjoy listening to the FM pirates in the mid to late 90's, my kind of music - the rushed statement of "We will be right back" followed by radio silence and loss of carrier was amusing :)

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by rogerbeep » 19 Nov 2016, 21:14

Exactly! :)
...some of those guys kept their hobby and they are now bringing their shows to a bigger crowd at the short wave bands.
Listen out for them: Saturday nights is a good time to listen for them, the later the better is my experience.
Use the information found in the link provided further up to explore the bands for pirate broadcasters.

Since the propagations vary a lot I listen for them both on my own receiver and via online receivers.

I don't know if you are aware of the online receivers, but you will find many here:
http://www.websdr.org/
The station on top of the list is the very best for European stations.
You can also use it to monitor yourself or your friends when operating at lower frequencies.
TRX:
Icom 706 mk II / Icom 735 - Alinco DR-135DX - President Grant mk II / Jackson mk I - CRT SS9900 / One - Anytone AT300M
QYT KT-8900 - Icom F4SR / 28H - Baofeng UV-5R / 888S

RX:
Uniden UBC 780 XLT - Icom R5 / PCR-100 - RTL2832U/R820T + Ham It Up v1.2 - NESDR SMArt

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by Laidbackelevenmeters » 19 Nov 2016, 21:41

Thanks for the info

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Re: Pirate radio stations

Post by rogerbeep » 20 Nov 2016, 01:41

Johnny Tobacco is right now on the air again at 6285, playing his ompa music and other stuff :)
TRX:
Icom 706 mk II / Icom 735 - Alinco DR-135DX - President Grant mk II / Jackson mk I - CRT SS9900 / One - Anytone AT300M
QYT KT-8900 - Icom F4SR / 28H - Baofeng UV-5R / 888S

RX:
Uniden UBC 780 XLT - Icom R5 / PCR-100 - RTL2832U/R820T + Ham It Up v1.2 - NESDR SMArt

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