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Irish SW pirates

Post by TechnicalRacoon » Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:43 pm

Is there any Pirate (or legal) SW stations across the island (North or south)?
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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Albert H » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:01 pm

Quite a few....

Laser Hot Hits is generally on 6205 kHz, for example.
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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Persona Non Grata » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:29 pm

When did Ozone International or Jolly Roger Radio close down ?

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:13 pm

I think, all though i am certainly open to correction, both closed in the 2000s.

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Post by intheair » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:13 am

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Clutter Free » Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:19 pm

TechnicalRacoon wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:43 pm
Is there any Pirate (or legal) SW stations across the island (North or south)?
Harmony 5780 kHz
Sovereign last noted on 6970 kHz
Premier Radio 6290 kHz Sunday 18th
Radio Cuckoo 6270 kHz Sunday 18th

And some sporadic broadcasts from the west!

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Clutter Free » Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:23 pm

Persona Non Grata wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:29 pm
When did Ozone International or Jolly Roger Radio close down ?
I recall sending an email to the operator of Jolly Roger many years ago asking if he would return to the air and the response I got was that the roof of the shed that housed the TX collapsed totally destroying it.

Must dig that email out.

EDIT....

Actually the email reads,

My SW rig is out of action.
The radio shed collapsed and the whole thing got wet and rusty.
Might try and get back on air before Xmas,
Joe

That is from Wed, 1 Jul 2009 :shock:

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Clutter Free » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:45 am

Clutter Free wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:19 pm
TechnicalRacoon wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:43 pm
Is there any Pirate (or legal) SW stations across the island (North or south)?
Harmony 5780 kHz
Discussions on other boards mention that it is no longer based in Ireland.

??

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Albert H » Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:02 pm

We provided a 2.5kW (carrier) box for 5780kHz to a guy in northern Germany. 10kW peak into a good aerial really travels! I was to be used for a "relay" service - the owner was going to sell airtime to stations that wanted to get a good signal into central Europe. Last I heard, he'd got the aerials up and had run some tests. I don't know what services will run from that rig.....

Are Comreg active again in the Republic?
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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun Apr 24, 2022 9:04 pm

Comreg would be active here and there. They do seem to leave the AM and SW pirates alone however, last known action against such a station was i think, premier radio international back at the end of the 2000s. They can pop up up at any time though.

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Clutter Free » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:47 am

Albert H wrote:
Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:02 pm
We provided a 2.5kW (carrier) box for 5780kHz to a guy in northern Germany. 10kW peak into a good aerial really travels! I was to be used for a "relay" service - the owner was going to sell airtime to stations that wanted to get a good signal into central Europe. Last I heard, he'd got the aerials up and had run some tests. I don't know what services will run from that rig.....
That's quite a big box Albert, very nice! Wonder if it's the one operating on 5780kHz?
Big signal all over the place and it's operating out of Spain, can be heard pretty solid on this SDR http://sdr.ureelx.com:7500/?f=5780.00amz7 from evening until early morning. During the day another SDR comes to life when 5780 switches off the PA, leaving the oscillator/exciter signal visible on this one http://ei2hh.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/?f=5780amnz7[url][/url]

As for Comreg, they basically will be out doing the nasty deed when a complaint is lodged against a station, no matter if it's MW, SW, FM, or DAB.
Looking at an old log from Sunday, January 11 2009 by Iann Cwiklinski in France mentions the Premier International raid, see it here http://www.easyshopdiscountzone.com/rad ... ive01.html and scroll to the date.

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Albert H » Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:43 am

I've been in touch with the 5780kHz chap, and he says that the box is in "South-Western Europe", so it might be the one you're hearing. He's German, and (mostly) lives in Dusseldorf. He wasn't very forthcoming about the use the rig's going to be put to ... it'll be interesting to listen out for it.
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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by 87to108 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:40 pm

Clutter Free wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:47 am
Looking at an old log from Sunday, January 11 2009 by Iann Cwiklinski in France mentions the Premier International raid, see it here http://www.easyshopdiscountzone.com/rad ... ive01.html and scroll to the date.
It was described elsewhere as being a warning visit rather than a raid ? big difference!

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Re: Irish SW pirates

Post by Clutter Free » Sat Apr 30, 2022 6:16 pm

87to108 wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:40 pm
Clutter Free wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:47 am
Looking at an old log from Sunday, January 11 2009 by Iann Cwiklinski in France mentions the Premier International raid, see it here http://www.easyshopdiscountzone.com/rad ... ive01.html and scroll to the date.
It was described elsewhere as being a warning visit rather than a raid ? big difference!
Do share this information from "elsewhere" 87to108!

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