Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas greetings from Station QRP & U Boat 66

Chelmsford Calling World Service on air tomorrow

Quick reminder - our programme number 2 will be broadcast on 7265 kHz tomorrow, Saturday 20th December, at 14:00 UTC, by our friends at Hamburger Lokalradio.

This is our last transmission before Christmas, so - HAPPY CHRISTMAS - from Chelmsford Calling

Jim Salmon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Radio City, HLR & EMR relays

Radio City will be on the air this weekend:
Friday December 19th at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC on 7290 and 1368 kHz,
and repeated on Saturday December 20th at 09.00 to 10.00 UTC on 9510 kHz
Our address remains
We will also be on the air Saturday December 27th at 13.00 - 14.00 UTC via Hamburger Lokalradio on 7265 kHz
There is also a separate weekly programme via Radio Merkurs, Latvia every Saturday at 20.00 - 21.00 UTC on 1485 kHz.

 European Music Radio Relay on 21st of December 2014:
08.00 to 09.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 7265 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
09.00 to 10.00 UTC  (Gohren) on 9485 KHz  Tom & Mike Taylor
Please send all E.M.R. reports to:  Thank you!

EMR Internet repeats on Sunday and Monday:  
Programme repeats are at the following times: 08.00, 13.00, 17.00, 20.00 UTC
Please visit and click on the “EMR internet radio” button which you will find throughout the website (see the menu on the left) or and sign in
If you live outside the listening area please try the Twente/Netherlands Web Receiver at

Every Saturday and Wednesday the programs of HLR:
07.00 to 09.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
09.00 to 12.00 UTC, on 6190 KHz
12.00 to 16.00 UTC, on 7265 KHz
Every Sunday:
12.00 to 16.00 UTC on 9485 kHz
E-mail:  Thank you!

Dear Listeners,
EMR wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!
All the best  
Tom & Mike Taylor from European Music Radio


Sunday, December 14, 2014

No Christmas show from Weekend Music Radio

Jack of WMR has updated his website:
"WMR and RADIO GSV are taking a break for now to try and find a new remote broadcast site. The last transmission for WMR was 23rd November. This was forced upon us due to web trolls that made broadcasting from the Radio GSV fixed location too risky. We had a good run though. It is just a shame that we probably will not make it on the airwaves this Christmas time as planned.

The programme on 23rd November featured a recording from Radio Woodstock from 1980, a Scottish pirate station that ran live from Falkirk for a few months, and took phone calls live on air."

It is a big shame that some idiots have decided to sabotage WMR/GSV's broadcasts. Hopefully they can find a new secure location and return to the airwaves soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hobart Radio Int's Christmas special

 Hobart Radio writes: "I sent an email out to the group about a week or two ago requesting help relaying shows here from downunder in Australia. I'd like to say a big thank you and that is has been extraordinary to see such generosity to get shows on the air by different stations. Thank you! It is very exciting to see the hf band is no way nearing an end unlike many government broadcasters feel. Shortwave is not an ancient technology!

I have produced a shortwave broadcast-ready 2014 Christmas special which I would like to offer to any other pirates who would like a one-off different show to broadcast over the Christmas period.

It's out and ready for anyone to listen to - the 2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

In this year's show we play music by John Lennon and Cascada, we travel back to Australia in 1958 via Doctor Who's spare TARDIS and see what Christmas means then. On our journey home we get a comical cultural dose of a hot summers Christmas in Australia - it's no winter wonderland downunder! And as we do every year we finish it off with Jiminy Cricket's Twas the night before Christmas."

Go to:

(Via SW Pirates Yahoo group)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FRS Holland wants to hear from you

Dear FRS Friends,

We'd like to invite all of you to participate in the upcoming traditional Seasonal December 28th broadcast. Basically we offer the possibility to spread your very own personal New Year (December) Greetings or musical request by way of the ionosphere. We will read them out in our 6 hour broadcast on the final 2014 Sunday. You can dedicate your greetings to anybody or anything . It's up to you!

Greetings can be written or taped (CD, MD or mp3 file) and send to our P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.  Of course the easy & quick way  is by sending an e-mail: .  Remember: you can add something special to our December 28th broadcast. 

As one of our jingles says: Short wave radio is two-way traffic.... Your input is our output! Make sure your contribution reaches us in time. Latest on December 16th. The sooner = the better! We are looking forward hearing from you !!! Up till now a few listeners have contributed....we are trying to have your involvement too.  Let's do it together....December will only take a few minutes to add a little bit extra/ special to that broadcast.

Some news regarding our upcoming December 28th broadcast:
* frequencies will be 7700//9335 kHz.
* we will start at already 08:00 UTC=09:00 CET. First hour is non-stop followed by 6 hours of presented shows.
* we will do a few extra hours very early in the morning hoping to cross the pond. Specially for North American DXers...

Have a good Sunday and a great festive December  month!

73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS staff)