Friday, 31 October 2014

New QSL card of Long Live Radio / Short History of Long Live Radio

LLR is a pretty young broadcaster in the world of
free radio and it's course of life is not so rich in remarkable
events. Our radio station was born as experimental project in 2011.
The first test transmission was realized on beginning of September
2011 on a frequency of 75 meter band and consisted of some looped
music. Then, on September 16th we were on air with the very  first
broadcast under name of Long Live Radio, with IDs between songs and
email address announcements, that was also on 52 meter band. The same
transmitting system was used then as we have now: master oscillator,
power amplifier and modulator, all are home-made, built of old vacuum
tubes, PC and primitive end-feed long wire as an aerial. We are using
such kind of antenna by reason of conspiracy, because this one is the
least noticeable among short wave antenna systems. The first reception
report for our broadcast on 16th of September 2011 has arrived from

Here were not only regular musical broadcasts and relays of Artem's
World Music Show but also "Morse beacon tests", mostly in April 2012.
The aim of this tests was to investigate approximate territory, where
our signal is still audible. Lot of reception reports were received
for these tests as far as from Uzbekistan, etc.

In December 2012 we have moved to more popular 48 meter band and
received the first reception report from North America (Canada). That
was a great event for us, because that place still remains the most
distant RX location for our station. Since then we are broadcasting
occasionally on frequencies between 6200 and 6400 kHz with amplitude
modulation, however some tests on other frequencies are possible too.

In brief, our activity is:

1) The fight against stupid laws, which regulate the use of airwaves.
2) The attempt to support and conserve traditional radio technique.
3) The fight against stupid copyrights. In our opinion, a copyright on
digital data (digital copy of some product) is absolutely NONSENSE.
Any information (non-material object) must be free.
4) The attempt to share interesting and little known music, which
could not be heard on other radio stations.

Since start of our mission we receive many reception reports from 18
countries of Europe, Asia and North America. About 95% of reports were
confirmed by eQSLs. Today LLR mainly focuses on various hard and
alternative music from whole world.

We hope, this scanty historical outline will be widened by new
interesting facts next years.

Best regards! 73!

Radio Merlin International Halloween show

Radio Merlin Halloween show

starts at 18:00 GMT Friday 31/10/2014 with Paul Hamound on 6305khz to Europe and 6925 KHz AM to southern South America (Chile and Central Argentina) also on stream and our web site
Line up for Halloween
17:00 John
18:00 Paul Hamound
20:00 David Lee
21:30 Paul Watt
23:30 Nellie
01:30 Antony
03:00 Neil Crow
04:30 Crystal

(Info: Radio Merlin Int Facebook page)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

FRS October 26th broadcast repeated next Sunday

Dear FRS Friends,

Last Sunday propagation conditions were not the best (lots of static noise). On top of that there was a total fade out on SW just before 12 CET
and it took more than 2 hours before the signal had fully recovered. And if that's not enough...our afternoon stream was affected by a technical break.
Taking all this into consideration, we have decided to give it another try next Sunday November 3rd, same times, same frequencies!
Despite the low power, 9301 kHz was doing fairly well last Sunday. Keep an eye on it as it was sometimes stronger than 7700!

Sunday November 3rd
On Sunday November 3rd FRS-Holland will be on air  with a full broadcast (repeat Oct. 26th) between 08:52- 15:00 UTC. Frequencies will be 7700// 9300 kHz.
Programme line-up includes all FRS presenters and consists of FRS Magazine, the German Service, FRS Goes DX , 80s Show, Radio Waves and
the FRS Golden Show. Ingredients....great music, DX News, letters, the Day Calendar and a number of  radio related items.
'Old fashioned' free radio entertainment on a Sunday. Tune in....

Internet Stream
That same day between 14:52- 21:00 UTC/15:52- 22.00 CEST will see a full repeat on the internet. Check on your computer < >.

New website...we need your input
In the mean time FRS-Holland has become 34 years....that was celebrated with an 'extra' broadcast on Sunday evening August 31st.
FRS strives to have its brand new website on-line sometime in December. The site will emphasize on FRS'  30+ year history in words, pictures & sound.
We invite you as a FRS listener to put your very own personal FRS memories on paper.
- When did you hear us for the first time, what was (is) your favourite show, when did you get your first QSL, how much did you listen to FRS, any special on air moments
you remember? All this info will be part of your personal FRS contribution.  Any serious contribution will be part of the new website. We very much appreciate your input as an FRS listener!
You can send your contribution to []. Alternatively you can use POBox 2702, 6049 ZG Herten, the Netherlands. 

There is a backlog as far as QSL cards is concerned. Next few weeks we will try to anser all mails/ letters which haven't been handled so far. That's a promise!

Remember that winter time started on Sunday October 26th: UTC+1 hour= CET .

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS Team (Jan, Paul, Roger, Dave, Brian, Bobby & Peter)

a Balance between Music & Information joint to one Format....

POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

e-mail: []
future website: []

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Free radio log of October 29, 2014

6747v 1703- Radio Pioneer playing Dutch song, YL singer, fair signal with fades and noise, sometimes ute qrm, sinpo 34333

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Free radio log of October 28, 2014

6300 1813- Radio Black Bandit, OP talk, then music is playing, good signal with fades and noise, sinpo 45444, c/d at 1826

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Free radio log of October 26, 2014 / WE REMEMBER AS ALL BEGUN!!!


Free radio log

6095 1405- KBC via Nauen playing song, OM singer in E., good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444 

6325 1655- Radio Black Bandit playing songs, OP talk at 1700, good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444 

6328v 1754- Radio Gigant playing song, OM singer in E., fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

15450 1147- Laser Hot Hits, YL talk in E., music, fair to poor signal with deep fading and noise, sinpo 3-25222 

15700 1514- Laser Hot Hits playing music, fair to poor signal with high level of noise and fading, sinpo 3-24222 

15700 1623- Radio Magic playing dance, OP talk in E., good to fair signal with noise and fades, sinpo 3-45333

21465 1048- Radio Sluwe Vos playing song, OM singer in E., fair signal with fading and athmospheric noise, sinpo 35232

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Free radio log of October 25, 2014 / Radio Gloria & HLR Relays and Hamburger Lokalradio Winter Schedule

5926v 1440- Time Radio playing instrumental music, good signal with fades and noise, sinpo 45343-4, heard via Twente SDR

6205 1845- Laser Hot Hits via Radio Magic Int'l playing song, OM singer in E., fair signal with fades and noise, sinpo 35333

6286v 1708- Radio Telstar playing song, OM singer in E., good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444

6295 1443- Radio New World playinh alternative music, OM singer in E., good signal with fades and noise, sinpo 45444, heard via Twente SDR

6306v 1543- Radio Tower playing Dutch song, OM singer, fair signal with noise and fades, sinpo 35333, later the signal is clear and strong, sinpo 45444

6325 1733- Long Live Radio playing instrumental music, good signal with some fades and noise, sinpo 45444

6325 1453- UNID playing Jazz, OM singer, fair signal with high level of noise and fades, sinpo 34322, heard via Twente SDR

Radio Gloria & HLR Relays on 26th Oct:
07.00 - 09.00 UTC on 7265
09.00 - 11.00 UTC on 9485
The broadcast via 6005 and 7310  
Internet: 16-18  (17-19) or .

HLR: 12.00 - 16.00 UTC on 9485 KHz

Hamburger Lokalradio Winter Schedule Relays:
Wintersendeplan HLR - Kurzwelle   (ab 26.10.2014)

Sendestelle Göhren bei Schwerin
Sendeleistung 1kW

Hamburger Lokalradio
Kulturzentrum LOLA
21031 Hamburg

Mittwoch / Samstag: (8h)
08:00 - 09:00 CET (07:00 - 08:00 UTC) Englisch (7265 kHz) Ab 08:30 - 09:00 CET (07:30 - 08:00 UTC) DX-Programm - WORLD OF RADIO
09.00 - 10:00 CET (08:00  -09:00 UTC) Deutsch (7265 kHz)
10:00 - 13:00 CET (09:00 - 12:00 UTC) Deutsch (6190 kHz)
13:00 - 15:00 CET (12:00 - 14:00 UTC) Deutsch (7265 kHz) - 4. Sonntag: 14:00 - 15:00 CET (13:00-14:00 UTC - Radio City aus Schweden)
15:00 - 16:00 CET (14:00 - 15:00 UTC) Spanisch (7265 kHz)
16:00 - 17:00 CET (15:00 - 16:00 UTC) Englisch (7265 kHz) Ab 16:30 - 17:00 CET (15:30 - 16:00 UTC) DX-Programm - WORLD OF RADIO

Sonntag: (4h)
13:00 - 14:00 CET (12:00 - 13:00 UTC) Deutsch (9485 kHz)
14:00 - 15:00 CET (13:00 - 14:00 UTC) Deutsch (9475 kHz)
15:00 - 16:00 CET (14:00 - 14:00 UTC) Spansich ( 9485 kHz)
16:00 - 17:00 CET (15:00 - 16:00 UTC) Englisch (9485 kHz)

Good Listening!
73s, Tom