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BANDSCAN THREAD

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    I managed to hear most of this this evening. It was very interesting radio. Dave Evans read out a lot of reports from listeners abroad. He certainly has got a few mentions recently!

    https://www.boards.ie/discussion/2058259051/dave-evans-or-eamonn-roe



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this week is from "Independent Radio Mayo -This is a recording of Independent Radio Mayo from the afternoon of September 11th 1987. Taken from 96MHz FM in Castlebar, Kevin Maque is on air from 4pm. " Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Radiowaves Ireland / This recording is by kind courtesy of Ian Biggar



  • Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭ Oscarziggy


    Interesting reading from page 32 - bottom of - onwards.

    https://www.comreg.ie/media/2022/11/ComReg-2294.pdf



  • Registered Users Posts: 272 ✭✭ TheBMG


    Didn’t realise they had gone after SW operators; thought they had were generally left to their own devices.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 546 ✭✭✭ Oscarziggy


    Seems they chose the wrong HF frequencies and caused some problems with NATO comms. See pages 35 and 37.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    Great Read



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,594 ✭✭✭ Tow


    I love the photo of the SW transmitter, probably only 25-50 watts. The moral of the story is those quiet frequencies are quiet for a reason. Then we have the HSE and their illegal phone boosters! Not forgetting the local PP with is 'phone blocker' switch hidden under the table.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this week is from " Horizon FM July 22nd 1984 - This is a recording of a night-time Reggae music programme as broadcast on the Dublin pirate station Horizon FM " Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With tanks to Chris Ridley / Radiowaves Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ castle2012


    Well that explains what happened FREEDAB in Dublin. What a shame as there is no conflict as no other provides a DAB service.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,625 ✭✭✭ JDxtra


    This would relate to the first run of FreeDAB, and not their more recent broadcasts (which also finished, reason unknown).



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    I heard a bit of this broadcast. It made for fascinating radio. I was not aware of this station before. The only other all-reggae station I was aware of was NLR , which was on the go the last decade until 2016.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this week is from " Radio Snowflake December 28th 1988 - This is the final broadcast from the team behind Radio Snowflake and we join David Baker on 94.1MHz at just after 4pm with just under an hour to go of ‘The Final Show’. " Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Bryan Lambert / Radiowaves Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,288 ✭✭✭ KildareP


    East Coast FM have new processing on air for the last few weeks. Sounding loud but significantly cleaner than previously and very nice to listen to. Must have finally retired possibly the loudest 8200 on the planet!

    FM104 and 98FM, and Classic Hits and Q102, seem to be in processing standoffs, and all sounding the worse for it IMO.

    Interesting that SPIN, who have much less aggressive processing, are now ahead of all other music stations in Dublin in the latest JNLR. Loud isn't always best!



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,729 ✭✭✭✭ end of the road



    spin's audio is for me the best out of the legals both national and local in dublin.

    104's audio does sound absolutely aweful, they need to dial it down.

    julian the journalist asange is innocent, free julian the journalist.



  • Registered Users Posts: 272 ✭✭ TheBMG


    It’s a funny world when the CHR station has the most dynamic range! Some of the others in the market sound truly awful - smashed to pieces.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,784 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005


    Energy FM, Canaries station, is being relayed on 1494 kHz. Somewhere close to the Kiwi receiver in the North West, very strong signal there.

    http://irelandnorthwest.proxy.kiwisdr.com:8073/



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this week is from "Super Q December 25th 1988 - From Christmas Day 1988, this is a recording of the last ever Bop Shop on Super Q (the pirate radio station formerly known as Q102).The show was presented by Tim Kelly and Gareth Scully, with The Boy Wonder also making an appearance. 9am till just before 11.00 am full show on Radiowaves Ireland " Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Radiowaves Ireland / Anoraks Ireland’ 



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    I was listening briefly to ABC 80s earlier this evening and, when I tuned in first, they were playing a song from the 1990s - Killer by Adamski!



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,482 ✭✭✭ Infoanon


    Killer by Adamski was released in '89.

    As an aside late 70s /early 90s appear on '80s ' radio stations.

    Audio processing, for me Nova has the best audio and FM104 by far the worst.

    With every radio station playing Christmas songs it's a good time to compare audio quality , I came across Q102 and Sunshine playing Brenda Lee Rockin round the Christmas tree at the same time, Q loud but not distorted , Sunshine lower audio levels but enhanced stereo separation and wider range.

    East Coast , the 99.9 audio is.as before to my ears , 96.2 is heavily processed in comparison.

    In the past a few pirates would pop up over Christmas but that seems unlikely these days



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    According to my research, Killer was released in March 1990, and recorded in January 1990. I got a PM from ABC 80s saying they were going through their playlist, which appears to acknowledge my point.

    You are right in what you say about the past pirate activity around the Christmas period, with the likes of tribute stations and like-minded stations teaming up for joint broadcasts. What will probably happen is that the few remaining players, who tend to be on weekends, will do some additional broadcasts during that post-Christmas period.

    A few Fridays back, I heard Phever on 91.6 FM - the last remaining dance pirate in Dublin! I wonder will it continue on into the new year.



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this Christmas day is from "Sunshine Radio December 25th 1988 - this is the last ever Bee Bop Gold with Nails Mahoney on Sunshine 101FM, recorded off 531kHz.

    We join the show at 10.40am" Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Radiowaves Ireland / Gary Hogg / DX Archive.. We hope to be on from Thursday 22nd till 27th and 29th till 2nd Jan 2023 ..We also plan a special on the 1st Jan 23 with recordings of various closedowns from 1988 ..Happy Christmas from all at ABC 80's Enjoy and be safe 



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,409 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh


    That is dedication, particularly relaying an old Christmas Day broadcast on Christmas Day! Over the last 10 years or so, there have been a number of tribute stations during this time of the year. It's nice to see someone taking up that mantle, albeit technically in 2023!



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,482 ✭✭✭ Infoanon


    Classic Hits 80s launches next week on a 30 days licence ;multi city.

    Will It be a copy of Absolute 80s or Sun 80s? ?

    Ideal opportunity to bring back Tony Mc Kenzie alas....



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this New Years day is the closed down of some of the stations from around the country in December 1988 starting with " ABC Radio (Tramore) December 29th 1988 final hour till 3pm / Boyneside Radio’s final two hours on the air in Drogheda in 1988 took the form of a programme called ‘Boyneside Radio Saying Goodbye’, with a full history of the station. We join it right at the start at 1pm on December 31st / Breffni Regional Radio December 30th 1988 - This is how Breffni Regional Radio in Cavan closed for the final time on December 30th 1988.- 95.6MHz; . " Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Radiowaves Ireland / Gary Hogg / DX Archive.. Happy 2023 from all at ABC 80's 



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,155 ✭✭✭ Antenna



    Heard it start on FM, switchover from Christmas FM to Classic Hits 80s happened at midnight in the areas its available - Broadcasting to Dublin Cork Limerick and Galway .

    The Christmas FM transmission in those places stayed on until midnight with announcements to switch to listen online between every song before CH 80s took over at midnight. Christmas FM transmitters in other places went off before midnight last night.

    Is there a schedule for CH 80s?



  • Registered Users Posts: 47 DublinsABC


    ABC 80's Radio Memories this Sunday is two interviews with Paul Davidson who sadly passed away this week. I remember Paul when I ran Airwaves Ireland mag and was a budding pirate he will be sadly missed but did leave a legacy of great recordings of pirate radio in this country Paul R.I.P from me and ABC ..."First is Paul on Centre Radio 1988 just before the close downs and then Paul Davidson on Radio Dublin in 1990" Enjoy Tune-in on 93.3 FM / liveradio.ie/Tune-in Radio/Alexa and https://daniel.torontocast.com:3015/stream With thanks to Radiowaves Ireland /Pirate.ie



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ castle2012


    One of our old pirates NRG 88.1FM picked up in Poland back in 2015, amazing how high pressure works .

    https://youtu.be/90PUa7t7ocY

    https://youtu.be/AuIaam0ytPM



  • Registered Users Posts: 416 ✭✭ Max Power 2010


    NRG had a 2kw rig which was occasionally on full power, perhaps that was one of those times.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,012 ✭✭✭ castle2012


    Just spotted it on YouTube last night. Fair play to the guys in Poland recording it. NRG must of had a great site back then.



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