On this photo's you can see my listening sets and antennas for listening to the Pirate Radio Stations on short- and mediumwave. To the receivers are connected different antennas, at the Yaesu FRG-8800 is an inverted-v special configured for the 48m-band. On the Yaesu FRG-7700 is a 60m lonwire connected with which i'm listening below 6mhz. The Philips D-2999 is very sensitive to medium wave, I use this with a 20m wire.
|Above the official medium wave range are several pirates, mainly from the Netherlands, Serbia|
and Greece. The dutch pirates using mainly the range 1600-1660khz, the serbian 1660-1680khz and
the greek pirate are mainly above the 1680khz.
|First tests are noted in this range from the dutch stations Mike Radio and Kachelboer.
|This band is mainly used in the late afternoon and evening hours. The official 75m-band is also|
in this area, the pirates are more likely to use the 3900-3950khz and 4000-4050khz ranges.
|Due to rather bad conditions in the 48m band, this band is relatively new found by European|
pirates. Even with low power, large distances can be bridged. Some stations use this area,
e.g. Dance Wave, Radio 319 and Charleston Radio.
|Some stations can be found in this range.
|This is the main band of European pirates. Here are usually daily broadcasts to report at|
different times. Due to poor conditions for short distances, tape openings are usually used
immediately to turn on the transmitter.Radio 319 and Charleston Radio.
|Due to poor conditions for short distances, this band is currently rarely used.