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1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 09:42
by satnipper
There is a UK free radio station on 1611 kHz which has a weak signal at my western coastal scouselands QTH. Last night it was playing non-stop pop/oldies and this morning it is playing old Radio Fax tapes announcing 6205 kHz.

Anyone else getting this?

Thanks

Stuart

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 10:26
by simbeav
Yes. A couple of days ago, Chrisopher Ratzer in Austria (who I believe has posted on here) put a log on mwlist of a Philippines station on 1611.

As nothing much was happening I checked my recordings and could hear something about the right time, but it soon became obvious it wasn't the Philippines. I was beginning to wonder about Norway. I checked before going to bed last night and the noise was too great, but I see it pops up at various times overnight.

Extremely weak here in Cardiff, gone before sunrise and I haven't picked out any speech.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 11:27
by satnipper
It's not Norway's Northern Star - not // to their stream and it's still audible now. I've done some DF readings and the path indicates Northern Ireland or the East Midlands. I'm inclined to say it's from NI as I can see the carrier on the Lytham St Anne's kiwi sdr but not on Midland SDRs.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 11:57
by KPC850
apparently from Dundalk area :

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthr ... 1&page=223

PS: that link may not go to correct page in the thread depending on your device, but see post in the thread of 25-11-2018

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 08 Dec 2018 12:01
by satnipper
Ah ha! Thanks very much for this - makes sense.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 09 Dec 2018 00:04
by KnobTwiddler
We had a pirate on 1611 kHz here in London back in about 1990, the recording that I made is about 90 minutes long.
It was a station called Swinging Radio England and they used some of the same jingles from the 1966 offshore station of the same name - it doesn't quite sound like the music format that I remember on the original SRE in 1966. :D

It was a good signal here in N London and at night they got reports from main land Europe - on the start of the recording, they claimed to be using 2 kW.

If you don't want to download the file, just click the little search icon and the player should pop up. https://we.tl/t-ZP4ASE3lLP

Edit: Sorry but I didn't realise that the player only plays 15 minutes of audio, if you want the full programme you will have to download it.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 09 Dec 2018 13:11
by AMDXHUN
KnobTwiddler wrote:
09 Dec 2018 00:04
We had a pirate on 1611 kHz here in London back in about 1990, the recording that I made is about 90 minutes long.
It was a station called Swinging Radio England and they used some of the same jingles from the 1966 offshore station of the same name - it doesn't quite sound like the music format that I remember on the original SRE in 1966. :D

It was a good signal here in N London and at night they got reports from main land Europe - on the start of the recording, they claimed to be using 2 kW.

If you don't want to download the file, just click the little search icon and the player should pop up. https://we.tl/t-ZP4ASE3lLP

Edit: Sorry but I didn't realise that the player only plays 15 minutes of audio, if you want the full programme you will have to download it.
Very interesting recording with a lot of old British music! MW pirates are still exits in GB? Or they are only on FM?

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 09 Dec 2018 14:10
by satnipper
One or two still exist. Radio Britannia is currently reported on 1476 kHz.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 10:14
by satnipper
Sounds like the Dundalk outlet is back and stronger than before. S4 this morning into western coastal scouselands with pop music and Radio Dublin jingles. How is it north of the border?

Stuart

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 11:36
by tvdxrools
dont listen for it up here , no interest

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 12:45
by PFM907
Oh, I see. I guess that is the one I have tuned into by chance last night:


1611 kHz: UNID / Of Monsters and men - Little talks (LP Version)


It was strong and clear with S=3-4 here in Nothern Germany on a portable.
Unfortunately, the song I heard was in fact the final song played that day.

They stopped broadcasting at 2240 UTC and it was not Radio Northern Star.
I had the web stream of Norway running in parallel and this was different.

I made a nice recording, anyone knowing an email address for QSLling it?

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 29 Dec 2018 21:10
by satnipper
"dont listen for it up here , no interest"

Bad show if you can't even be arsed to give a report...I had no interest in London FM pirates but I always tried to help with IDs when I lived there...

Don't have any contact details - it's playing tapes - may be connected with this online streaming event http://pirate.ie/archive/

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 30 Dec 2018 08:01
by tvdxrools
Bad show if you can't even be arsed to give a report
yup u got it , cant be arsed , on mw if its not coming over the pond i aint interested

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 30 Dec 2018 10:20
by satnipper
Not surprising you say everyone ignores you on R-DX...

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 30 Dec 2018 13:59
by PFM907
Maybe there will be an ID but I heard yesterday and the station was not active or at least I was not receiving a signal of them.

Re: 1611 kHz UK Free Radio Station

Posted: 30 Dec 2018 18:34
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Each to their own. No need to fall out about it. OK, I know I speak my mind at times and can go off on one sometimes. Tis the season of goodwill to all DXers.