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August 6, 2015

Number Stations & Oddities



Spy Station Special Part 1
In this special show we’re unraveling the cold spooky truth of a shortwave number station. We will cover undercover agents, past and present number stations and the rise of Asian number stations. 

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Hear this special Spy Station show this weekend on Channel 292 6070kHz Saturday 15/08 and Sunday 16/08 at 16h00UTC. Also on WRMI 9955kHz and WBCQ 5110khz Sundays at 3h30UTC.

Spy Station Special Part 2 & 3
The "Koph" of Germany Jochen Schafer is our special producer for these two parts of the Spy Station Special. In his two shows he features rare recordings of number stations, specialising in German number stations. He also is a talented piano player. Impressive audio from a cassette recorder. These are from April 2005 and whilst accurate at the time some websites mentioned may no longer exist.  

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If you were lucky enough to intercept our transmission over shortwave via your own or web SDR radio we have a special spy edition eQSL just for you! 

Shortwave Reception:
We've been featured in the Bulgarian DX Blog and they've also added our schedule.


We've already had an overwhelmingly positive response from listeners; 
"I really look forward to the next 2 parts online! I must admit I really enjoyed listening to it from start to finish it was very interesting and I learnt a lot about Asian number stations in particular." Jordan, Northern Ireland.

"Superb documentary on this mysterious subject. For those who don't know anything about this topic, it should be an eye opener, indeed. Anyway, I really enjoyed this part and will listen to the others on your site. Top notch work that I would say was of the quality that would have been presented on the all time greatest DX program, the old Radio Nederlands' Media Network with Jonathan Marks. Slap yourself on the back!" Al, New York, USA

"Good program about this subject. Was very interesting, especially the stations from China that you show at last." Claudio, Chile.


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July 30, 2015

The Buzz Music Talk Show featuring DX News & Pirate Logs No.13

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Show No.13
On today’s show we play a Little Britain sketch, learn cooking tips from the master Swedish Chef, relive the 80s, comedy from Monty Python, DX News: the latest HAARP News and shortwave pirate logs and we finish with Enya.

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July 23, 2015

The Buzz Music Show with Shortwave Pirate Logs No.12

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Show No.12
We start the show with Bugs and Daffy, The Muppets’ version of She Drives Me Crazy, learn that the Simpsons predicted the future, comedy from Monty Python, cross over to the land of a pirate and see the shortwave pirate logs and play the latest from Taylor Swift.

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July 16, 2015

The Buzz Music Talk Show with Shortwave Pirate Logs No.11

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Show No.11
We start the show with Dead Ringers comedy, The Muppet's version of Bohemian Rhapsody, an unusual Techno Yodeling song about chickens, comedy from Abbott and Costello, cross over to the land of a pirate and see the shortwave pirate logs and play the latest from Jason Derulo.

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Thanks to Frank Colella for this recording (via Twente SDR)




July 9, 2015

The Buzz Music Talk Show with Shortwave Pirate Logs No.10

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Show No.10
We start the show with Techno Tuvan Throat singing, The newest Star Trek Song All About The Borg, The One Ronnie has a blackberry problem, comedy from A Bit of Fry and Laurie and also cross over to the land of a pirate and see the shortwave pirate logs.

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July 2, 2015

The Buzz Music Talk Show with Shortwave Pirate Logs No.9

 
Show No.9
We start the show with Cuban jazz, look at the mailbag of our latest letters, enjoy the delights of Weird Al, comedy from Dead Ringers, a song about the meaning of life and also cross over to the land of a pirate and see the shortwave pirate logs.
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June 24, 2015

We're on Interval signals!

Interval signals online archives thousands of radio stations interval signals. I'm glad to report that Hobart Radio International is now on the Australian page.

The Buzz No.8 Music Talk Show

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Show No.8
On today’s show we have a great line up. We have Doctor Who doing a Time Warp, comedy from A Little Bit of Fry & Laurie, the real meaning of Avengers Age of Ultron and we will also cross over to the land of a pirate and bring you the latest shortwave pirate logs!
                                                
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Reception: (Frank C. in New York sent us this clip)


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June 18, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave & Radio News Show No.30 Released!

Welcome to the DX Extra! It’s a show about the shortwave hobby featuring news, reviews, pirate radio and anything in-between. We are the extra thing you need to digest your shortwave news.

DX Extra No.30
In show 30 this fortnight we cover news on the HFCC Conference in Brisbane, the exciting news of ERT reinstated on shortwave, the history of Swissinfo uncovered, the 2015 BBC Midwinter Antarctica Broadcast, check out our usual pirate logs and from the audio archives: Channel Africa.

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Minor change to the Antarctic broadcast featured in our show:
Image: Henry Jones & Co at Hobart wharf. 
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June 13, 2015

Shortwave Logs

Afternoon Logs 06h08UTC:

  • 5935 WWCR SIO 444
  • 6000 RHC SIO 343 //6060 SIO 242
  • 7455 WRMI RMI TRU NEWS SIO 444
  • 9955 WRMI SIO 454
  • 11520 EWTN SIO 454
  • 11725 RNZI SIO 444 slight echo
  • 13580 BBC SIO 242
  • 13725 RFI SIO 343
  • 15580 VOA SIO 554
  • 17840 RA SIO 332


At 4pm local time this winter's afternoon the bands opened just below 6MHz, poor reception of RA on 15240, 15415 & 15515 was non-existent. VOA's signal was very strong and clear. 

A QSL from Radio Australia in the mid 2000's:


June 11, 2015

We're now on Twitter!

It's time to tweet! We've joined Twitter @hobartradiointl

June 10, 2015

The Buzz No.7 Music Show Released!

Show No.7
On today’s show we open a cold one to the truth into artificial sweeteners, check out some weird and wacky shortwave American pirates, crack open the truth of a free range egg, delve into a Star Trek parody “Star Drek”and play some of the best music on the planet… as normal!

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June 4, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave & Radio News Show No.29 Released!

Welcome to the DX Extra! It’s a show about the shortwave hobby featuring news, reviews, pirate radio and anything in-between. We are the extra thing you need to digest your shortwave news.

News ~ Number Station ~ Pirate Logs ~ Audio Archive
In show 29 this fortnight we cover some very sad news in regards to Alfalima International, look at new changes to Radio Mi Amigo, news on a new station called Euro Radio 6205, we visit the Cuban HM01 station, check out our usual pirate logs and in honour of AlfaLima we’ll play a recording of their station later on in the show! 

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After the latest HM01 (Cuban Spanish lady hybrid) schedule? Click HERE.

Image: Hobart at night from Mt. Nelson

Your legacy continues over the airwaves. Goodbye Alfa Lima.

May 29, 2015

Programming Changes

We have some interesting news. The DX Extra show will go to episode 30 and will then have a break whilst we endeavour some extremely exciting podcast specials. Our music show, The Buzz will carry over our pirate logs segment for the interim. We had enormous gratitude for the Pirate Station Special this year. Expect something EVEN better than that.

  

The Buzz No.6 Music Show!

The Buzz No.6 Music Show
On today's show we feature the last David Attombomb sketch in our 4-part series, delve into old time radio with another Abbott and Costello. Give a crack at advertising, how hard can it be? We have a go at making a radio ad and we cover the top 5 songs that make you want to cringe - they were tacky and terrible! Another fantastic show with a tad more dubstep.

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May 21, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave News Show No.28 Released!

Welcome to the DX Extra! It’s a show about the shortwave hobby featuring news, reviews, pirate radio and anything in-between. We are the extra thing you need to digest your shortwave news.

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In show 28 this fortnight:

  • Nepali Amateur net suspended again
  • The QSL card...At what cost?
  • VOA additional transmissions to Burundi
  • IBB frequency updates
  • Pirate News (Borderhunter Meeting), logs and recordings
  • Audio Archive: Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran


TRANSCRIPT:
You can now find our transcript via google docs.

Image: Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur,Tasmania.

May 14, 2015

The Buzz No.5 Music show Dubstep & Remix Special

The Buzz No.5 Music Show
Wooooah, a remix and dubstep special over shortwave radio? Yeah you heard right. Does dubstep sound any good over shortwave radio? 

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We're very keen to know and would love you to record a segment of the show. We'll even share it on the web. On this show we are playing remixes of Enya, The Bee Gees, The Bangles, hear some dubstep and remixed versions of the Doctor Who theme, Adele get's a dubstep version too. So does Coldplay. Didn't even think you could dubstep Coldplay! 







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May 7, 2015

DX Extra Shortwave News Show No.27

Welcome to the DX Extra! It’s a show about the shortwave hobby featuring news, reviews, pirate radio and anything in-between. We are the extra thing you need to digest your shortwave news.

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In show 27 this fortnight:

  • Greece's ERT state broadcaster to reopen
  • Norway FM domestic radio update
  • Additional BBC transmissions to Nepal
  • Nepalese Amateur radio gear stuck in customs
  • Latest clandestine shortwave frequencies
  • Pirate News, logs and recordings
  • Audio Archive: Radio For Peace International


TRANSCRIPT:
You can now find our transcript via google docs.

After the latest Clandestine frequencies? Click Here.

Image: Howrah beach,Tasmania  - where many residents take their dogs on walks.