Wednesday, 16 November 2011

TransAtlantic pirate-QSO - year 1991

Radio Borderhunter from Holland had transatlantic-QSO on Sunday 6th of November 2011 with Undercover Radio from USA. That happened around 21.460 MHz!! Listen it here

I thought that this was the first pirate-QSO between Europe and USA. However, Kai from Norway wrote me that the first ever pirate-QSO happend on 1st of April 1991 on 15.050 MHz. It was made by Liwe Wire Radio from UK who was in QSO-connection with pirate named Commandante John of the Revolutionary Voice of Plainsville (quite long station-name) from USA.
Later, in June 1991, also British Weekend Music Radio had QSO with He Man Radio from USA on 15 MHz.

Radio Black Arrow from Holland confirmed me that he was in QSO with Channel Z (USA) several years ago, on the 4th October 2009 on 15.067 MHz.

(Also Dutch Cupid Radio is rumoured to had a QSO with US-pirate Wolverine Radio on 6.11.2011, but this is not confirmed).

But so far we know today, let's announce that the first pirate-transatlantic-QSO was held in 1991 as written above.
Thanks for info to Kai and Borderhunter.


REPORT FROM INDIA
Radio Black Arrow had reception report from India, from New Delhi, from A. Gupta. The first pirate-listener in India?


RECEPTION REPORT FOR 'RADIO BLACK ARROW"
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1. DATE OF RECEIPTION : 6 NOV 2011 (SUNDAY)
2. TIME OF RECEPTION : 0810 - 0830 UTC
3. FREQUENCY : 21490 kHz
4. SINPO : 25222
5. LOCATION : NEW DELHI (NORTH INDIA)
6. LANGUAGE : ENGLISH
7. RECEIVER USED : ICOM R71
8. ANTENNA USED : 60 FT LONGWIRE END FED TO 9:1 BALUN

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WMR also has a report from India in the 80's, but never confirmed if was genuine or a hoax.

Anonymous said...

I remember the QSO quite well between Live Wire Radio and the Revolutionary Voice of Plainsville. Made big publicity in the US DX press at the time. Unfortunately, it was one of our last broadcasts. We moved on to bigger and better pirate stations. :)

Commandante John