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Hams Celebrate Dutch Offshore Pirate Radio

nordseeOn August 31st it will be 40 years that the Dutch offshore radio stations stopped their transmissions due to changes in legislation. Many fans still mourn the loss of their beloved stations in 1974. Arie, PD0ARI, from Giessenburg, The Netherlands, will be operating the Special Event Station PD538RNI from August 28th until September 19th. He will be active on 10m, 20m and 40 meters. All operations will be on Phone.

The “538” in the call sign stands for the last frequency the offshore radio station Veronica used, and RNI stands for Radio Northsea International, the name of the other station that had to stop 40 years ago. QSL via PD0ARI, direct (w/SAE & 2 USDs) or by the Bureau.

EIBI Updated

eibiEike Birwirth has kindly made this updater for his international shortwave broadcaster schedules available on his website.

WRTH 2014 On Sale Now


Amazon are taking pre-orders for the WRTH with a release date of Dec 30th 2013. You can either buy from the website (US$25.39 + shipping), or use a New Zealand-based Amazon reseller like Fishpond (NZ$38-40 delivered!).