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There is another side to the HF broadcasting world - this side risks not only jail time, but also, in some parts of the world, torture and even death to get their message out. Welcome to the world of Pirates and Clandestine Radio.
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There is another side to the HF broadcasting world. There are folks that put up a station for the fun of hobby broadcasting, or on the other side of the spectrum, to get their point of view out, sometimes at great risk. Welcome to the world of pirates and clandestines.
  
==Links and Resources==
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==Introductions (via DXing.com)==
; Clandestines
 
* [http://www.alfalima.net/ Alfa Lima]
 
 
* [http://www.dxing.com/clandest.htm Introduction to Clandestine Radio]
 
* [http://www.dxing.com/clandest.htm Introduction to Clandestine Radio]
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* [http://www.dxing.com/pirate.htm Introduction to Pirate Radio]
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==Where Can I Find Pirates?==
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The answer to this question shifts frequently, but these are good bets. Beware of legitimate broadcasters in some of these ranges. AM, USB and even some LSB is used, along with Slow Scan TV (SSTV). See the SSTV section of the [[HF Software Decoders]] article for applications that can copy this mode.
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*4000-4200 khz
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*5100-5200 khz
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*6200-6300 khz for many Europirates
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*6700-7000 khz
  
  
; Numbers stations
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== DX News and Information ==
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* [http://worldofradio.com/ World of Radio]
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** Here, Glenn Hauser discusses both DX and program information world wide. Both hobby pirates and clandestines are commonly mentioned
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** [https://groups.io/g/WOR World of Radio Reflector at groups.io]
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==Mailing lists and forums==
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* [http://www.alfalima.net/ Alfa Lima]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExtremeShortwaveListening/ Extreme SW Listening (Facebook)]
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* [http://www.frn.net/ Free Radio Network]
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* [https://www.hfunderground.com/board/ HF Underground Forums]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/112273363488408/ HF Underground (Facebook)]
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==Pirates==
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* [http://freeradiocafe.com/ Free Radio Cafe]
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* [https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/index.php/Pirate_radio_stations HF Underground Pirate Radio Stations (wiki)]
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* [http://www.offshore-radio.de/ Offshore Radio Guide]
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* [https://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/index.php/Pirate_Radio_New_Listener_Guide_and_FAQ Pirate Radio New Listener Guide and FAQ]
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==Numbers stations==
 
* [http://www.numbersoddities.nl Numbers and Oddities]
 
* [http://www.numbersoddities.nl Numbers and Oddities]
 
* [http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page30.html Shortwave Espionage]
 
* [http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page30.html Shortwave Espionage]
 
* [http://www.spynumbers.com/index.html SpyNumbers.com]
 
* [http://www.spynumbers.com/index.html SpyNumbers.com]
* [http://www.spynumbers.com/ Spy Numbers stations on Shortwave]
 
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/ird059 The Conet Project]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/ird059 The Conet Project]
  
  
; Other Resources
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExtremeShortwaveListening/ Extreme SW Listening (Facebook)]
 
* [http://www.diymedia.net/fccwatch/ead.htm FCC Enforcement Action database]
 
  
  
; Pirates
 
* [http://www.frn.net/ace/about.htm The Association of Clandestine Enthusiasts]
 
* [http://freeradiocafe.com/ Free Radio Cafe]
 
* [http://www.frn.net/ Free Radio Network]
 
* [http://www.hfunderground.com/wiki/Main_Page HF Underground (wiki)]
 
* [http://www.dxing.com/pirate.htm Introduction to Pirate Radio]
 
* [http://www.offshore-radio.de/ Offshore Radio Guide]
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SWpirates/ SW Pirates (Yahoo group)]
 
* 'Free Radio Weekly' internet via freeradioweekly@gmail.com (free to contributors or USD5)
 
  
  
; Software
 
* See the SSTV (Slow Scan TV) section of the [[HF Software Decoders]] article for applications that can copy this mode.
 
  
  
==Media Watch==
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* [http://www.clandestineradio.com/ Clandestine Radio Watch]
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** [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crwatch/ Clandestine Radio Watch Yahoo group]
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* [http://cubapolidata.com/ CubaPolidata]
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[[Category:HF Topics]]
[[Category:HF Frequencies]]
 

Latest revision as of 20:21, 16 October 2020

There is another side to the HF broadcasting world. There are folks that put up a station for the fun of hobby broadcasting, or on the other side of the spectrum, to get their point of view out, sometimes at great risk. Welcome to the world of pirates and clandestines.

Introductions (via DXing.com)


Where Can I Find Pirates?

The answer to this question shifts frequently, but these are good bets. Beware of legitimate broadcasters in some of these ranges. AM, USB and even some LSB is used, along with Slow Scan TV (SSTV). See the SSTV section of the HF Software Decoders article for applications that can copy this mode.

  • 4000-4200 khz
  • 5100-5200 khz
  • 6200-6300 khz for many Europirates
  • 6700-7000 khz


DX News and Information

Mailing lists and forums

Pirates

Numbers stations