Monday, November 06, 2017

Latest logs from England

I hope you all enjoyed bonfire night and had lots of fun. We had a good night and also celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. A big thank-you to the various WhatsApp messages we received from our pirate friends in the Netherlands - it was very kind of you.

I've been doing plenty of evening listening to MW of the past few days, and this is what I've heard:


Freq       Time      Station SINPO

Monday, November 6, 2017
1625       2057       Pandora 55444-55555 music programme
1647       2058       Nachtzwerver 35333 music programme
1635       2102       Vonkenboer 25332 music programme
1636       2113       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55444-55555 music programme
1620       2210       Utopia 45434 testing
1655       2212       De Kat 25322-35333 testing
1649       2222       Monte Carlo 34333-45444 music programme
1636       2230       Napoleon 45444 



Observations

  • Utopia was testing tonight but experiencing some problems with his modulation, and another station also have a little technical difficulty was Napoleon. He was loud and clear on 1636 after Mijnwerker had closed down, but his transmitter cut out on several occasions
  • Friesland pirate De Kat was reportedly using a new antenna - and it was certainly working well. My logs show I've heard this station only once before. He was peaking up pretty well tonight, so let's hope he makes it across the water a little more frequently now

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1620       1900       Atletico 52442 qsoing
1629       1904       Ruimzicht 25442 qsoing
1636       1906       Alpenjager 35343 qsoing
1620       1906       Weduwe 55444 music programme
1654       1910       Wilskracht 35333-45444 music programme
1629       1946       Reintje de Vos 34333 qsoing
1638       2100       Bluebird 55444 music programme
1627       2159       Vonkenboer 25222 music programme 

Observations

  • Some interesting catches tonight, starting off with Atletico. This was a station using a different name to usual, but I couldn't quite put my finger on who it was. I recognised the voice, although it was difficult as the station was doubling up with Weduwe, who was busy with a music programme on the same frequency of 1620 kHz
  • Atletico was in a qso round with various stations, including Alpenjager and Reintje de Vos. Also in the group was a station on 1645 who was playing only minimal music and talking quite extensively. I couldn't quite catch the ID as there was a fair bit of fading on the signal

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1646       1630       Zwarte Bizon 45444
1655       1639       Relmus 45434 at 1709 music programme with Yogi Bear 
1650       1645       Moscou 25442
1629       1705       Edelkampioen 55444-55555 testing
1620       2135       Barones 45444 music programme
1631       2140       Polidor 33333 music programme
1611       2141       Twentana 35333 music programme 
1636       2335       Romax 34343 qsoing
1648       2351       Moby Dick 45333 music programme 

Observations

  • One of the things I enjoy when listening to the Dutch pirates on MW is trying to work out which station I'm listening to before the ID comes. There are lots of ways of doing this . . . some stations have a regular frequency and a certain time of the week they broadcast, sometimes a station might consistently broadcast slightly off channel, there's signal strength to consider, along with modulation quality. And the type of music being played comes right into the mix, too. Tonight there was a killer signal on 1620 kHz with outstanding audio quality. To my ears it had to be Edelkampioen, and so it was. He was trying out his antenna after fixing a fault. Safe to say, it's working pretty well again! I made a short recording using my mobile phone, which you can listen to here:


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1620       1855       Sapporo 45444 qsoing
1655       1933       Batavier 45444 music programme
1660       1940       Digitaal 45444 music programme

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
1630       1949       Marianne 35333-45444 music programme

Monday, October 30, 2017
1640       2155       Veronica 34333 music programme
1625       2205       Pandora 55544 music programme
1640       2242       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 44444 report for Veronica
1660       2319       Monte Carlo 45444 qsoing
1640       2327       Monte Carlo 35333 qsoing
1637       2339       Vonkenboer weak signal qsoing

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1638       2325       Bluebird 55555 music programme
1623       2348       Jeneverstoker 25322 report for Bluebird

Saturday, October 28, 2017
1625       1611       Pandora 45544 testing
1636       1613       Keizer en Keizerin 35443 music programme
1647       1652       Digitaal 45434 qsoing
1655       1734       Akenzo 24322 music programme
1620       1806       Twentana 45433 music programme
1648       2140       Moby Dick 34333-44444 music programme
1628       2207       Santana 44433 music programme
1642       2217       Monte Carlo 35222 qsoing

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1625       1652       Pandora 55444-55555 music programme
1636       1704       Dolfijn 35443-45454 music programme
1627       1726       Reintje de Vos 35443 report for Pandora
1620       2105       Napoleon 45434 music programme
1620       2123       Monte Carlo 25222 qsoing

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