Observations by POL FM DXer

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Observations by POL FM DXer

Post by Maciek » 30 Aug 2017 00:50

Hi everyone,

My name is Maciek (Emel), I'm a long time FM-DXer and blogger from Poland.
Wanted to share the results of my scans when I was in London in 2015.

But before that - on couple occasions throughout the years I was able to receive some of London pirates via Sporadic-E (ionospheric propagation) here in Poland, close to Warsaw.
I uploaded a complilation with the most interesting picks. Some of which are still up, some are gone - check it out yourself, and I hope you enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsqWNbEe41Q

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 30 Aug 2017 10:03

Fantastic reception! I posted to your blog but I will repeat the info here in case people do not yet know about this site: http://www.transmissionzero.co.uk/radio ... ate-radio/ I often use it for IDing London pirates as there are linked web sites here, many of which have audio streams.

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Post by zach_m » 31 Aug 2017 09:15

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
30 Aug 2017 10:03
Fantastic reception! I posted to your blog but I will repeat the info here in case people do not yet know about this site: http://www.transmissionzero.co.uk/radio ... ate-radio/ I often use it for IDing London pirates as there are linked web sites here, many of which have audio streams.
This is a good base source, but I don't see it beeing updated for long time. Tere are a new pirate stations in the Air that are not on this list. In example, not so long ago I received Love Life on 108.0 and DemRadyo is no longer on 96.5 (but on 91.8). Also, 97.1 is LSR and the list is missing 92.8 Nusoul. Flex FM has been granted licence by Ofcom this summer and 99.7 was taken over by RAW UK (wich used to be on 87.5). The RAW UK has recently been shut by Police. And finally, last week a new station appeard on 87.5. It's Live FM UK.

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The most actual London's pirate list, I'd say, is here: http://www.radionecks.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... =80#p17047 but is still not complete.

Maciek many congrats of your reception. I like your blog as well. Happy DX!

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Re: Observations by POL FM DXer

Post by Maciek » 08 Sep 2017 10:05

Now on to the main dish:)
When going for a trip to London in 2015 I was excited to be able to receive some of the pirates.
I lived in Walthamstow, near the tube/rail station and every evening almost all stations from TransmissionZero list were up! I was amazed :)
Here is the compilation of my recordings (had my laptop).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDhjDysl9o


Tuner: Sony XDR-F1HD, antenna: 1/2wave dipole "rabbit ears" (2-telescopes, balanced).
Including over 60 pirate and 10 local community stations with typical music/format and optionally an ID. Most are London-based, couple of "pirate DXs" from outside of M25.

MHz:
87,5 UK Raw (pirate)
87,7 InHouse R. (pirate)
87,9 islam prayers
88,0 Pulse (pirate)
88,4 Vision (pirate)
89,4 CityLock (pirate)
89,6 Westside
89,8 Station FM (pirate)
90,0 Hot 90 (pirate)
90,2 Point Blank FM (pirate)
90,6 Cyndicut (pirate)
90,8 Lightning Radio (pirate)
91,6 Genesis (pirate)
91,8 Live FM UK (pirate)
92,0 NuSound
92,2 MetroLove R. (pirate)
92,4 USD FM (pirate)
92,6 The Rock (pirate)
92,8 Release FM (pirate)
93,0 Freshsounds (pirate)
93,8 Vibes FM (pirate)
94,0 Voice of Africa R.
94,2 True Flavas (pirate)
94,4 Flames R. (pirate)
94,4 Street FM? (pirate)
94,6 Kool London (pirate)
95,1 OriginUK (pirate)
95,4 Roots FM (pirate)
95,5 OnTop (pirate)
96,1 S-Dance (pirate)
96,4 Surprise R. (pirate)
96,5 Dem Radyo (pirate)
97,7 SLR Radio (pirate) - one of the ads in commercial break
97,9 DivineUK (pirate)
98,1 Mystic (pirate)
98,3 RJR (pirate)
99,3 SelectUK (pirate)
99,5 Venture FM (pirate)
99,7 Flex FM (pirate)
99,8 Supreme (pirate)
100,3 House FM (pirate)
101,1 Naija FM (pirate)
101,2 Unique FM (pirate)
101,3 Spice (pirate)
101,5 Empire LDN (pirate)
101,7 Flight FM (pirate)
101,8 Bizim FM (pirate)
102,0 Concious Radio (pirate)
102,5 Galaxy (pirate)
102,8 Umut (pirate)
103,0 WBLS (pirate)
103,0 London Live (pirate)
103,3 LGR (RIK3)
103,6 Bang R.
103,7 Shake FM? (pirate)
103,8 Buzz FM (pirate)
104,0 unid (pirate) Musik FM?
104,1 Omega (pirate)
104,2 Play (pirate)
104,3 Crystal FM (pirate)
104,4 Resonance
104,7 Pozitif (pirate)
105,2 Heart of Love (pirate)
105,6 Playback UK (pirate)
106,0 unid (pirate)
106,5 Project London Radio (pirate)
106,8 Rinse FM
107,3 Reprezent
107,8 Jackie
108,0 Jam FM (pirate)
108,0 Devotion (pirate)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDhjDysl9o

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Sep 2017 16:56

Nice!
you'll see a few London Bandscans by me on fmlist, I go mainly to London organise memorial Lunches for our few remaining Sybiracy here in London and I always take FM equipment.
the North London reception was normally logged in the lovely public park outside the Anglo-Belarusian Society in Islington before i attended their Kupalle celebrations.
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Post by Maciek » 08 Sep 2017 18:55

Thanks, that's a very noble thing you do, Tim.

One more compilation I recorded in London in 2015: Pirate's IDs
-please note most of them saying they are an online radiostation, totally oblivious or contrary to being pirates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpwKJ_WbkUg

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 07 Oct 2017 07:51

Thanks Maciej
yes this is the latest strategy so pirates can pretend they're just internet stations and have no idea who is relaying them on FM ;-)

i have no idea if this works in a court of law!
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 27 Feb 2018 15:35

can you play SDR I/Q Files Maciek?

here's a local Polish Pirate near me, they sign on over a multi-station pile up of ramadan RSL stations, initially massive signal , advertising ladies night at a club in crewe and no id unless "our mix"/"Nasze mix" counts as an id
the station manages to burn out the amplifier stage of their tx and the signal drops into the pile up
i've never heard them again
i must take a radio next time i visit crewe ;-)

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https://mega.nz/#!ZktDAbjD!QYIvDZp5fT7T ... ganVt3ATT8
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 27 Feb 2018 16:01

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 27 Feb 2018 16:37

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 27 Feb 2018 16:44

Polish pirate going out with a bang!
final part (i/q file not audio)
https://mega.nz/#!sk9ywSRA!jJStb_J1Wd6t ... Ji83fl18BI
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Post by sleeper77 » 21 Mar 2018 17:51

Hello Maciek,

I am Mad Radio DXer on Youtube. You have commented on my videos even helping me make some IDs. I have also seen your videos in the past including the pirate radio catches. The ones you did of receiving them via E Skip were phenomenal. Keep up the good work because I do enjoy those videos. Cheers.

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Post by Sylvestre » 22 Mar 2018 08:57

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I hope that I will be able to tune to some Polish FM stations during next Es season Image !
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