CW on the pirate bands

SantaWireless-187x300Last night, I captured the pirate radio station Dit Dah Radio on 6,935 kHz (+/-) USB. I published the audio on my shortwave radio blog, The SWLing Post, where I post quite a lot of shortwave radio recordings.

I’m well aware that no law-abiding ham radio operator would ever broadcast as a pirate radio station. So this must be a non-ham, right? (OK, fess up!!!  Who was it???)

You’ll especially like their CW preamble (or, interval signal, I suppose) which they follow with The Capris’ 1960’s hit, Morse Code of LoveClick here to download, or listen in the embedded player below:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!


2 thoughts on “CW on the pirate bands”

  1. Thats great. Love listening to these stations on my old Hallicrafters S40 shortwave receiver. Great audio after it was recapped.
    Enjoy your posts, so thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Thanks for the comments, Don. The S40 is a classic–I bet she sounds fine after being re-capped! I do a lot of SWLing with my SX-24, SP-600 and (my favorite) BC-348-Q. Cheers & 72, Thomas

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