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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 01 Jul 2018 18:36

There's more pirate activity in this town than you might expect.

Radio Caroline still has an outlet on 87.9. It's intermittent and only just gets into Skegness. Hours seem to be evenings and weekends. It is on air as I type with a very weak signal.

The main reason for starting this thread is because I heard a second pirate in Boston recently. The underground dance music pirate Mix FM broadcasts on 96.0 at weekends. I heard this a couple of Sundays ago while driving through Boston. The signal is solid in the town, but it dropped out less than half way along my drive back to Skegness, a driving distance of 21 miles.

I may as well add one more station, though I haven't heard it for some time. It's an oldies station on 88.0, and I mean 40s and 50s oldies! This had a seemingly live presenter but didn't identify. Oddly, it was heard on a weekday around the early afternoon, when I heard it sign off. In view of the fact that I heard it on the car radio while parked on the drive, I can only guess that this was located somewhere on this side of Boston.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 12 Aug 2018 22:01

Mix 96 loud and proud yesterday evening (Saturday) on 96.0 while I was in Boston. This was at 8pm local time. Nice audio too, even though it was rather heavily compressed.

Nothing from Caroline 87.9.

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Post by eastangliauk » 17 Aug 2018 12:31

I picked up Mix 96.0 when I was there back in May when scanning around.
did not go very far before going into another BBC station.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Aug 2018 12:48

don't suppose you had a Romanian pirate on 87.5?
it was coming from East of here
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Aug 2018 18:28

I'll keep a check on 87.5.

My plan is to remove the radio from my Astra and put my trusty Blaupunkt Nashville in, as I did with the Focus.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 18 Aug 2018 19:29

Long shot, don't suppose any techno pirates near you would use 96.9?

I was testing a new hilltopping site this afternoon and got a surprise on this channel

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 18 Aug 2018 19:33

96.9 would be just about a usable channel around here, but more towards the southern parts of Lincolnshire because of Viking. It's not very strong in Skegness though, so Boston or Spalding could get away with it.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 18 Aug 2018 23:18

Thanks, I remembered you once had a pirate on 97.0
Did they last long?

If this wasn't from your patch I'm thinking Leeds as I could hear the ground staff at Leeds-bradford airport on 455.55 MHz at the site (teggs nose country park, Macclesfield)
But since I could also hear mullaghanish 99.6 on the car radio so I suppose it could be anywhere!

Accent sounded northern though
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Post by Nick Gilly » 19 Aug 2018 00:15

What time was it Tim? ALL FM have a show on from 5 pm - 7pm 'The Saturday Jam', and according to their website:

"Tune in to DJtwinny every Saturday from 5pm till 7pm here on ALLfm. Playing the best in House, Grime, UKG, Caribbean and Drum and bass music."

Could it have been that?
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 19 Aug 2018 11:50

I can't remember that one Tim.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 19 Aug 2018 16:45

Nick Gilly wrote:
19 Aug 2018 00:15
What time was it Tim? ALL FM have a show on from 5 pm - 7pm 'The Saturday Jam', and according to their website:

"Tune in to DJtwinny every Saturday from 5pm till 7pm here on ALLfm. Playing the best in House, Grime, UKG, Caribbean and Drum and bass music."

Could it have been that?
damn, could have been
i thought ALL FM was the station i was hearing with community type announcements but time fits
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