Thursday, 15 April 2010

Serbian internet-page for tubes!! 25 000 tubes!!

I just got a message from Serbia of a web-page for tubes:

The owner of this page is ex-pirate called Radio Columbia from Pancevo, near Belgrade. He was active pirate for many years on MW in the beginning of 90's.

He has been collecting vacuum tubes for 25 years and he owns today about 25 000 tubes (!), some of them unused!! In his page there are many photos and also old schemas of tube-transmitters for FM. Very nice page - and collection!
Perhaps he is also selling tubes, if you are interested (There is his e-mail).
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Glowing tubes are very beautiful !! There is no doubt of that! It was fantastic view when I visited Greek pirate station in Larissa-city 3 years ago.

I saw 5 kW transmitter in action. It was Radio Parizionos. (However, I do not know what are the tubes in this transmitter >>> Click for larger version) - More photos

Friday, 9 April 2010

Radio Elektron-video, Kucevo, Serbia

On May 2008 I visited many Serbian pirate radios in the countryside: like Radio Vihor from Pancevo (near Belgrade), Radio Novi Studio from Smederevo and Radio Elektron from Kucevo (in very beautiful mountain countryside, 100 km SE from Belgrade).

Here is video of Radio Elektron having QSO in the afternoon of 23rd May 2008. Transmitter is 2 x EL519, 50 Watts. Home-made equipment.
In this video operator have QSO with Mig Radija (about 50 km West of Belgrade).
I think Elektron has now new transmitter with more power.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Spider Radio, Athens, Greece

Spider Radio from Athens, Greece is active again on 6925 kHz. This station is broadcasting almost daily from 19-21 UTC.
The power is about 70 Watts in USB-modulation. (Sometimes also AM-mod. 30-40 W).

Signal has been very good in Finland around 20utc, even with AM-modulation. Spider closes transmissions always with title "Il silencio" at 20.57 utc.

You can send reports to Spider Radio to