Pirate DX

First memories of pirate stations are from 2001, but the interest towards Pirate DX turned passion during a DXpedition UKI74 in Uusikaupunki in 2004. At that time I had listened mostly legal BC stations for 6 years. With two hobby colleagues we stayed for a weekend in November 2004, in a cottage close to Turku, South Western Finland. Our aim was to hear stations from British Isles, but in some way we ended up to 1600-1700 kHz. On 1636 we heard Radio Zender Bizon from Veenendaal. Tuomas solved the mobile number announced in Dutch and I, after half a year German studies, wanted to contact station. I still remember the feeling when we heard him greeting “Jan Michael, Thomas und Hanu in Finnland”. That was my first contact with a “mysterious” pirate station! First free radio reception report I sent to the legendary Radio Barones 1646 kHz 24 December 2004.

LIST OF MY PIRATE QSL’s 21 COUNTRIES + 225 STATIONS. UPDATED 2.12.2017


AUSTRIA (1)

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Straightline Radio Austria 6510 70 W eQSL 02.01.2016 and 10.01.2016

BAARLE (1)

Radio Borderhunter 3925, 400 W letter 15.04.2006

BELGIUM (1)

SW Radio 00 6210 e-mail 10012016 (=Radio Deprimo)

CZECH REPUBLIC (2)

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Radio Caroline 6291, 25 W, eQSL 12.11.2011
(=Blueman Radio relayed via Caroline 6325 eQSL, 28.12.2013)
(=Radio Grüne Frosch, Calau relay via Caroline eQSL 2016)

Radio Bila Hora 3335, 150 W, eQSL 31.12.2014

DENMARK (1)

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Radio OZNRH 6263.5, 1kW, eQSL 07.12.2014

FINLAND (10)

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Radio Sombrero, 6258,3 QSL card 26.12.2004

Radio Spaceshuttle International, 6295 20 W QSL card 26.12.2004 & 6280 QSL card 03.01.2010

Finn Hits Radio 6300 15 W QSL card, letter, sticker 01.05.2006 & 100 W eQSL 08.04.2007

Radio White Star, 6270 e-mail 25.11.2006

Radio Milliwatti, 6260 QSL card, letter 02.04.2006

Old Time Radio, 1670, 1 kW, eQSL, info sheet, e-mail 18.04.2009 & 6300 700 W eQSL 06.11.2011

Baltic Sea Radio, 6900 LSB eQSL 22.09.2012,
=Baltic Sea Radio 6920 LSB eQSL 14.01.2012
=Baltic Sea Radio 9950 LSB eQSL 07.01.2014
=Baltic Sea Radio, 6980 LSB eQSL 26.12.2015

Radio Sextant, 6300 50 W eQSL 15.01.2012

Over 60 Degrees Radio, 3303 & 3201,5 USB & 3455 LSB eQSL 20.10.2012

Radio 241 3925 USB 50 W promised QSL in chat 27.03.2016

FRANCE (3)

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Radio Face de Blatte, 6327, 120 W, 3 QSL cards, letter, brochure 04.02.2006

Radio Waves International, 6325, 30/40 W, QSL, letter, photo, postcard, CD 07.10.2006 +webstream

Radio Mirabelle 6950 eQSL 03.04.2015

GERMANY (15)

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Radio Doctor Tim, 6295, eQSL, e-mails 01.10.2005 = Radio Jingle Bells, 6211 eQSL 25.12.2013 = Radio Tukan 6260 xx072017 (via Dr. Tim) = Clinic Radio 6225 xx112017

Radio East Side, 6305, 50 W QSL card, info 31.12.2005

On Air AM, 6300, 80 W letter via Radio Bermudadreieck 19.02.2006

Skyline Radio Germany, 6240, letter, photos etc. 26.12.2006

Radio Sonar, 6280, 40 W eQSL 11.02.2007

Crazy Wave Radio, 6300 31.12.2011

Radio Deutschlandwelle 6375, 26.12.2013

Radio Marabu 6305 promised QSL card by e-mail 23.12.2013

Hitmix Radio 6423 eQSLs 25.12.2014 (=Radio Tina/Radio Supersound)

Radio Laguna, 6205, 25 W eQSL 05.04.2015

Radio Orion 2000, 6385 150 W eQSL 09.01.2016

Radio Enterhaken 6290 eQSL 30 W

Blueman Radio 6282 eQSL 1kW. V/s Marco Hommel. To relay or not to relay – that’s the question..

Radio Station Klabautermann 6290 eQSL 14.04.2017

GREECE (7)

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Aeropeiratis 1622 SMS-QSL 27.12.2006

Radio Odyssey 6310, 1 kW, e-mail, QSL card 21.04.2007

Spider Radio 6925 USB eQSL 24.06.2008 & 26.06.2008

Radio North Sound 1620 eQSL 8 kW via Facebook

Sky Radio 1660 via Facebook 700 W

Radio Anatolia 1629 via Facebook xx112017

Fotis Apithanos 1660 via Facebook 26112017


HUNGARY (2)

2nd serias

 

Radio Tropiq 15050, 50 W, e-mail, eQSL 20.11.2011

QBC International 6985 eQSL 05.12.2015 (=Lightning Radio)

 

IRELAND (6)

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Laser Hot Hits 6219, 100 W QSL card, letter, logos, photo etc 30.12.2005

Irish Music Radio 6930, 60 W e-mail, eQSL 12.11.2011

Reflections Europe 6295, eQSL 08.12.2013

Atlantic Radio 6960, 26.02.2012

Premier Radio International 6910, 75 W e QSLs, 21.12.2013 & 05.04.2015

Atlantis FM 6205 eQSL 09.03.2016

 

ITALY (16)

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Radio Malaisy 6310 600 W QSL card, letter, sticker 25.12.2005

Radio Playback International 6882 eQSL 02.03.2008 & 6220 (heard in Turku) 20.03.2010

Radio Amica 7610 1 kW e-mail, eQSL, letter 03.01.2010

Radio Friends Italy 6264 cards 26.12.2011

Radio Delta, Umbertide (PG) 6320 UNID pirate relay not syncronized with webstream. Probably it was relayed by airway directly from Perugia?! Verified by legal station that it was their programme. 26.12.2011

U-Boat Radio 7300 40 W eQSLs 26.12.2014 (=Arcadia Radio)

Radio Latino 7590 500 W eQSL 02.04.2015

Enterprise Radio 6290 400 W eQSL 04.04.2015
=Radio Voyager 6950 05.11.2016

Radio Europe 6870 100 W 3x eQSL 03.04.2015 (=Samurai Radio/Freedom)

Blue Dragon AM 6975 eQSL, logo 29.11.2015

IBC – Italian Broadcasting Corporation 6970 paper QSL 02012016

Key Channel Radio 6268 110 W eQSL, photo 05032016

Radio Bandido 6850 50 W eQSL 15052016

Barraquda Radio 6210 & 5896 USB e-mail 19052016

Rock ‘N Roll Radio 6265 50 W eQSL 20052016

Marconi Radio International 7700 USB eQSL 2016

 

NETHERLANDS (124 – KG: 95 – MG: 32)

DRENTHE (24)

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Alfa Lima International 6265 400 W QSL card, info 11.09.2005

East Coast Holland/VOTN 6275 800 W 2 QSL cards 31.12.2005

Radio Lowland 6301 250/300 W e-mail, photo 25.12.2006 & 6311 09.04.2007
=Uncle Sam Radio/SWCH 6420 26.12.2011

Radio Foxfire 6306 e-mail 26.12.2006

Radio Marconi 6415 e-mails 20.12.2009 & 6324 eQSL 23.10.2011

Radio Powerliner International 6310 250 W eQSL, e-mail 14.08.2011

Skyline International Radio 3905 postcards 28.10.2011

Jampie Westerbeek 6288 80 W eQSL 12.11.2011

Zender Ascona 1640 75 W eQSL 17.11.2011

Misti Radio 6320 18 W eQSL 27.12.2011

Radio Scotland 6300 1 kW eQSL 27.12.2011

Radio Zeewolf 6420 31.12.2011 (=Radio Blackstone 6210 06012016)

Studio 52 6449 20.10.2012

Radio Shadowman 6290 21.10.2012 (=Radio Schaduwjager 1638)

Radio Uniek 1651 23.12.2013

Zender Wegpiraat 6450 20W thanked for report in chat 28.12.2014

NMD Radio 6210 50 W 05.04.2015

Radio Alice 3903 eQSL 15.11.2015

Ronnie AM 6400 20 W 02.04.2015 (=Radio Ronalisa)

Radio Desperado 6265 eQSL 11032016 35 W

SkyWave Radio, 6325 50 W 01.01.2016

Radio Etherfreak 6381 21.05.2016

Time Radio 6375 26.03.2017

Radio Readymix 6450 xx112017

FLEVOLAND (1)

Radio Titanic (Captain John) 6261 kHz xx112017

FRIESLAND (10)

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Extreme Radio 6331,5 25 W e-mail 08.04.2007

Radio Station Relmus 1656 400 W e-mail, photos 08.11.2008 (=Radio Oliebollenbakkers)

Radio Ramona 6524 eQSL, e-mail 06.12.2009

Radio Batavier 1630 ~1 kW eQSL e-mail (with name Northcoast) 06.11.2010

Radio Pluto 6325 20.11.2011, 6300 04.02.2012 5W & 15090 LSB 200mW!!! 25.12.2011

Radio De Witte Raaf, 1635 eQSL 20.10.2012

Studio 69, 1654 21.10.2012

Sluwe Vos Radio 6210 22.10.2012

Black Bandit Radio 6238 25.12.2013 (=Radio Abu Dhabi = Radio Bandar Jaipur = Radio Johnny Tobacco)

De Fryske Piraat 1645 01.12.2017

 

GELDERLAND (25)

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Radio Barones 1646 1.5 kW letter, QSL card, sticker etc. 24.12.2004
=Spaceman Radio 6275 1 kW QSL card, letter, info 22.05.2005 & 3927 e-mail 08.04.2007

Delta Radio 3927 700 W QSL cards, letter, Xmas card 03.09.2005 & 6300 19.02.2006
=Technische Man Radio 1655 1 kW QSL card, letter 28.01.2006

Cupid Radio 6210 150/200 W 19.02.2006 & 15070 500 W 21.03.2010

Orion Radio Nederland 6400, 6395, 5815 400 W QSL, info, business card, photos 12.02.06

Radio Titanic AM 1655 1.5 kW A4 QSL card 18.02.2006

Radio Quintus 3927 25/150 W letter, photos (SMS report!) 18.02.2006 & 6280 19.02.2006

Radio Utopia 1636,5 1 kW QSL, logo, stickers, letter, article 04.03.2006

Antonio Radio 6300 65 W letter 20.10.2006

Radio Boomerang 3922, 800 W letter, eQSL 29.12.2006

Radio Zodiac 6333,3 christmas card, eQSLs, e-mail 08.04.2007

Vrolijke Mijnwerker (Happy Miners) 1646 e-mail 19.11.2010

Zwarte Arabier, 1625 eQSL 05.12.2011

Radio Mexicano (Speedy Gonzales) 1629.7 25.02.2012

Radio Flying Dutchman 6324 26.02.2012

Radio Skywire 6325 25.02.2012

Radio Norton 6291 24.12.2013

Radio Telstar (rel. RWBI) 6325 eQSL, logo 19.04.2014

Radio Frieloo 6240 75 W 05.04.2015

Radio Casanova 6235 eQSL 08.11.2015

Turftrekker 1625 200 W e-mail 25.12.2015

Cobie Radio (=Edelkampioen) 1620 eQSL 26.03.2016

Radio Montferland 6325 07.05.2016

Radio Poema 1620 12052016

Radio Panda 6210 19052016 14 W

EDMR European Music Radio 4970 16042017

 

GRONINGEN (9)

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Radio Alpenroos 6325 20 W letter, 3xQSL 26.12.2005 & 6265 30 W QSL 02.04.2006

Radio Altrex, 6295 35 W eQSL, pictures of studio and antennes 11.11.2011

Radio Rising Sun 6550 20 W eQSL 12.11.2011 = Pink Panther Radio

De Witte Reus 6325 30 W eQSL 12.11.2011 & 18.11.2011

Radio Black Bird 15460 14.01.2012

Radio Goudenster 1629 21.10.2012

Radio Calipso 1629 18.10.2012

Pioneer AM 6735 09012016

Radio 102 6310 2016

 

LIMBURG (2)

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Radio Osaka 6306 eQSL, pictures of transmitter and family 17.11.2011

Radio Omroep Zuid 6300 130 W 18.02.2012

 

NOORD-BRABANT (2)

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Free Radio Victoria 6292 100 W e-mail, qsls 26.12.2010

Radio Shadow 15.235 USB, 80 W eQSL 14.01.2012

 

NOORD-HOLLAND (3)

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Magic AM Radio 6287 eQSL 28.11.2015

Radio Zwarte Panter 6320 eQSL 06.12.2015 & 6260 eQSL 02.01.2016

Radio Batavia 3930 eQSL 10.01.2016 240 W

OVERIJSSEL (25)

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Radio Tower en Veronique 6275 QSL card, postcard 24.04.2005

Radio Mazda 6305 300 W letter 25.12.05 (=Kristal)

Radio Mustang 6301 e-mail 19.12.2009

Overijssel Radio 6305 40 W e-mail, eQSL 25.12.2009
=Bluestarradio 4890 05.02.2012

Albatros Radio 1656 75 W eQSL, e-mail 17.11.2011

Radio Eldorado 1670 350 W 20.10.2012

Radio Groenteboertje 6326 08.12.2013

Radio Elvis 6425 24.02.2012 = Tip & Elvis Show 6280 23.10.2012

Radio Noordzee 1661 23.12.2013

Odynn Radio Twente 6296 24.12.2013

Radio Nova 4 1620 24.12.2013

Radio Armada 1645 23.12.2013

Radio Soerabaya 1622,5 24.12.2013

Witte Tornado 1647 500 W 02.03.2014

Radio Aktief 1640 100 W 08.03.2014 (=Radiozender Moonbreaker)

Radio Joey 6295 eQSL 01.11.2014

Radio King Shortwave eQSL 6205 27.12.2014

Zender Akenzo 6400 04.04.2015

Radio Verona 6295 26.12.2015 (=Zender Dakota)

Carmen Radio 6205 09.01.2016 (=probably shared transmitter with Radio Tidalwave)

Radio Whiskey Tango 6295 25.03.2016 (=Klompenboer)

Radio Astronaut 6290 21052016 10 W

Radio Professor Sickbock 1640 14042017

Radio Twentana (=Parel van Twente) 1611 xx112017

Radio Zwarte Bizon 1646 xx112017

Zender Digital 1633,4 kHz 21112017 200 W

UTRECHT (5)

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Radio Zender Bizon 1636 e-mail (heard in UKI74) 06.11.2004

Radio Tornado Shortwave 6299 40 W e-mail 02.03.2008

Radio Paardenkracht 6260 400 W 26.12.2008 & 6301 480 W 21.10.2011 (= Hooiberg 1636)

Mike Radio 6325 max. 1kW 04.02.2012

Radio Saturnus 6270 eQSL 2005

 

ZEELAND (1)

Earth 2584 II

 

Radio Universe 6450 120 W e-mail, QSL card 12.11.2011 & 70 W 02.03.2014

 

ZUID-HOLLAND (5)

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Radio Westcoast 6305 80 W letter 18.02.2006 & 6375 80 W e-mail, eQSL 08.04.2007
= Radio Polaris, Middle of the Netherlands 12280 100 W 20.11.2011
= Baken 16 6305 15.01.2012 (=Shoreline Radio)

Top Radio 6310 15 W eQSL 12.11.2011

Radio Trans Europe, 15015 65 W eQSL, TX picture 20.11.2011

Hot Radio 6735 LSB 22 W 04.04.2013

Radio Felix 6400 2016

 

ONBEKENDE LOKATIE/PROVINCIE – LOCATION OR PROVINCE NOT KNOWN (13)

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Radio Bonofox 6300 Xmas card 09.12.2006

Short Wave Gold, 6204 QSL promised, not received, by e-mail 27.08.2011

Dutch DX 6930 QSL via Mike Radio 17.11.2011

Free Radio Service Holland, 7600 26.02.2012 “lokatie strikt geheim”

Radio Nora, North East Netherlands 6265, eQSL 08.12.2013

Radio Python, Southern NL eQSL 6325 USB

Maverick Radio, East part of the Netherlands 3900 eQSL 05.04.2015 6 watts!

Radio 42 6213 eQSL 14.11.2015

Radio Monique 6325 eQSL 10.01.2016

Radio AC-DC 6240 eQSL 09.01.2016 80 W

Shortwave Papa 15100 eQSL 13032016 15-80 W

Quadzilla Radio 6320 eQSL 09102016

NORWAY (1)

Radio Fox 48, 6275 250 W QSL, letter 26.02.2006 & 6299 200 W eQSL, foto, e-letter 07.10.2011

 

POLAND (3)

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Radio Galaxy 6553, 20 W e-mail, QSL, letter, 2 postcards, pictures 28.12.2008

Test Radio PL, 6.303 USB, 100 W eQSL, e-mail 12.11.2011

Anthony Radio 6265 eQSL 31.12.2015

 

RUSSIA (1)

 

Radio Komintern 7200, 1kW, eQSL 04.12.2014

 

SERBIA (6)

Radio Daleki 1695, 500 W letter, 2 postcards 16.12.2006

Romeo Radio 1653 600W photo, FB messages 2017

Real Radio 1663 1 kW published mp3 in FB, promised QSL 2017

Radio Rambo 1663 3.5 kW FB message 2017

Radio Kalibar 1663 4 kW FB messages xx022017

Radio Balkan 1684 02112017


SLOVENIA (1)

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David Bowie Radio,  3975 kHz, 15 W 22.01.2017

SOUTH AMERICA (1)

Radio Piraña Internacional, 6930 kHz 10 W e-mails, pictures 02.04.2017 and 04.04.2017

UKRAINE (1)

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Radio Evropa 3930, 750 W


UNITED KINGDOM (14)

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Bogusman 6277 eQSL 26.12.2006 (=The Ghoul)

WNKR (West and North Kent Radio) 5825 10 W e-mail, QSL card, letter 08.04.2007

Weekend Music Radio 6400, 150 W QSL card, letter, info sheet etc. 08.04.2007

Britain Radio 48, 6240 e-mail xx.xx.2006 & 6255 eQSL, word-document 25.12.2008

Radio Merlin International, 6280, eQSL, letter, card, CD, DVD 05.02.2006 (webstream 25.12.2007)

Kool FM 94.6 e-mail and Facebook message 01.06.2010

Central Radio International 5810, 100 W eQSL, e-mail 31.10.2010

Wrekin Radio International, 12257 60W 06.11.2011

Radio Underground 6385 80 W eQSL, e-mail, 20.11.2011

Metrolove Radio 92.2 26.07.2012

Vibes FM 93.8 26.07.2012

Pandora Radio 6210, 40W, 06.12.2015

LittleFeat Radio 6395, 50W, 24.12.2015

XTC – Xenon Transmitting Company 6230 eQSL 35 W 2016

 

LOCATION OR RELAY STATION NOT KNOWN (8)

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Radio Blue House 6305 QSL card, letter (relay from HOL?) 22.07.2006

Radio Mistletoe 6260 eQSL, e-mail 25.12.2006

Radio Saxonia 6255 (relay from HOL) 25.12.2012

Radio Rainbow International, ”North Sea” 3935 eQSL 12.11.2011

Radio MIR, 6285 e-mail 03.03.2014

Europe: Radio Piraña Internacional 5900 05.04.2014

Ex-USSR: Long Live Radio 6288/6290 eQSL 30-50 W

80th Radio, 6040 e-mail, promised QSL 15052016

 

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