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Thursday, 30 December 2010

Best music of 2010 - Zender Postoffice

Starting December 28th 2010, until the end of January 2011, whenever i am in and able to broadcast, Zender Postoffice will be broadcasting, non-stop, the best music made/released in 2010. I have a list of just over 400 songs to be broadcast. So far only about 100 of those are on this computer, but in the next few days all of them will be put on.

Listen at: OR 
Skype: zenderpostoffice

Friday, 24 December 2010

Zender Postoffice schedule changes

Due to winamp crashing, only the first programme (Fire and Ice) was played (as far as I can tell). So the new schedule for today is:

16:00-17:00 It's Only Rock'n'Roll Xmas Special

17:00-18:00 - Ronnie Rodent Xmas Special (recorded for Radio Xanadu)

18:00-20:10 - John Peel Christmas Party 2003

20:10-20:55 - Ronnie Rodent Xmas Special 2 (recorded for Zender Postoffice)

Closedown at 21:00

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Zender Postoffice Christmas Programmes

Family permitting, Zender Postoffice will be streaming on Christmas Eve (this Friday).

Schedule: (all times UTC - same as UK time)

13:00-14:00 - BBC4 Sessions - The Xmas Session - Fire & Ice

14:00-15:00 - It's Only Rock'n'Roll with Alex East (Xmas Special)

15:00-16:00 - Ronnie Rodent Xmas Special (A show I made for Radio Xanadu before I found it had closed down)

16:00-18:10 - John Peel Christmas Party 2003 (First Broadcast BBC R1 23-12-2003)

18:10-18:40 - Ronnie Rodent Xmas Special 2 (recorded for Zender Postoffice)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Zender Postoffice at christmas

Between December 1st and December 25th 2010, whenever I am in, Zender Postoffice will be streaming non-stop Christmas music.

Between 1st and 17th, it will most likely be on from 16:00-21:00 UTC on weekdays, apart from Tuesdays and Thursdays, in which case it will probably be 17:00-21:00. The most likely time for broadcasting is 16:00-18:00 UTC.

At weekends it may be on during the day. There may be thge occasional live, non-christmas programme, especially on Sunday nights.

To find out when on air, go here:

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Ronnie Rodent on Radio Xanadu

My shows on Radio Xanadu will now be only every two weeks. Sunday 02:00 UK time, repeated at some point on Sunday afternoon (the repeat is online only)

Sunday, 14 November 2010

New programme on Zender Postoffice (CORRECTION)

on Sunday 5th December, at 19:00, the syndicated show It's Only Rock'n'Roll with Alex East will be broadcast. After that, the programmes will be played at random times.

listen at:

Monday, 30 August 2010

Radio Xanadu schedule change

From next weekend, the Radio Xanadu schedule is changing, to Saturday and Sunday evenings, instead of all day Sunday.

I'm not sure what the schedule is, but I will try to post here when I find out.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Ronnie Rodent on Cool AM Radio

I will be on Cool AM Radio ( ) this Saturday afternoon, 21st August, with a combination programme between Cool AM, Zender Postoffice and Radio Xanadu.

Time and frequency are not decided yet. To find out when and where I will be on, you can use the chatroom at

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Zender Postoffice on Air 19th August 2010

Zender Postoffice is streaming to commemorate the raid on the Radio Caroline ship on August 19th 1989

NOW: the raid on Radio Caroline, 19-08-1989

12:20 UTC (13:20 UK time): 19-08-1990 - Radio Caroline - Nick Jackson - Remember the Raid
I've reduced the bitrate, so please tell me if there's buffering.
Skype: zenderpostoffice

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Zender Postoffice MOA Special

Zender Postoffice will be streaming on 15th August, with special programming for the 43rd Anniversary of the MOA.

All times UTC (add 1 hour for UK time). This may change, but I hope not. Times are approximate.

14:00 - Caroline Continues - Johnnie Walker & Robbie Dale 14-08-1967 2300-0100 BST

16:00 - Seven More Days that Rocked The World - The End of Pirate Radio 15-09-2009

16:30 - ITV News at 10 Report 14-08-1967

16:35 - BBC R4 Today 09-08-2007 - Peter Moore and Johnnie Walker Interviews

16:40 - Radio 355 Announce Closure 04-08-1967 0812 BST

16:41 - Closedown of Radio City, 299m Wed 02-08-1967 2341-2400 BST

17:00 - Ronnie Rodent - LIVE - not sure what will happen in this programme...

Streaming will be done using my tried and tested programme, so hopefully audio will be fine. I will test new software at a later date.
Skype: zenderpostoffice

Tuesday, 27 July 2010


Bellowhead - Frozen Gin / Vinegar Reel / The Sloe This is amazing, with the bike horn (I think) in the first tune, and the fanfare/calypso type bit i the middle

Bellowhead - Frog's Legs / Dragon's Teeth This is amazing because Benji Kirkpatrick (bouzouki) does a power slide at the end

Bellowhead - Fakenham Fair (1:50) 'Her eyes was blue and her lips were brown'

Bellowhead are so much more fun to watch than to just listen to.

Glastonbury 2010 recordings

Glastonbury 2010 recordings can be found here

These were downloaded using an un-official iPlayer downloader.

SWC Holland Summermeeting 2010

Last weekend was the annual Summermeeting in the Netherlands, a meet-up for SW and MW euro-pirates. The weekend included live polka music, and a radio station, Summermeeting Radio, which broadcast on 6310KHz throughout the weekend. There was also a live webcam stream, and a picture-type webcam which refreshed every 10 seconds or so.

I have uploaded some recordings of Summermeeting radio, and some stream recordings here.

Pictures and Video
DOWNLOAD: More Pictures and Video (362 MB ZIP)
SWC Holland site
Summermeeting site

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Zender Postoffice to launch

After the success of the test transmissions over the last week of Zender Postoffice, it will launch on Sunday 18th July at 18:00 UTC (19:00 UK time - 7pm).

The website is
The email address is:

After the launch, transmissions will be at random times, apart from a few scheduled programmes. Reception reports are very welcome indeed.

Zender Postoffice testing today, 27th June 2010

Zender Postoffice will again (hopefully) have a test transmission today, probably starting between 17:00 and 18:00 UTC (6pm-7pm UK time BST).

Online only.

Also, if my parents go out in the afternoon, i will probably be on air then as well.

Online only, with the overflow stream off. If I am on twice today, and the first test goes well, I will probably turn both streams on for the second test.

I'll be testing out trying to do the whole thing in winamp, to minimise skips, because on the recordings i made there appears to be some skipping, and that has also been said in a couple of RX reports.

Again, reception reports by email are very very welcome, and every correct report will be verified with a QSL card.

Email : ( zenderpost (at) )

The best way to find out exactly when I am on air is by going to Iann's chat:

I will post there when I am on air.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Prize Rebel

My friend is using this and he says he is going to try and buy me a rig. For all of his referralls, he gets 25% of their points (you still get 100%). If you want to help out, try this link.

I have never used Prize Rebel before, and I would suggest you research to make sure it is safe if you are planning to use it. I am NOT responsible for anything that goes wrong if you choose to use it!!!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Zender Postoffice Tonight!

Hi all, just a reminder that the first test of Zender Postoffice is tonight at 18:00 UTC (19:00 UK time). Online only

The website is

Please send a reception report to All correct reports will be verified with a QSL card.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Zender Postoffice to start

I will soon be putting a station on air, called Zender Postoffice. For the moment it is online only, but hopefully soon it will be on SW and MW.

The website is

The first test transmissions will be on the 20th June 2010 at 18:00 UTC (19:00 UK time), online only. The stream will be opened with silence before hand so you can listen to the very beginning. There is a time delay of about 1 minute on the stream, so the audio may not start until 18:01 UTC. Please send us reports by email to to let us know how the stream went, and we will send you a QSL, either by email or post, which is up to you.

After that will be the proper launch online. The date and time for this has not yet been decided, it depends how the tests go, but it will probably be on a Sunday evening.

After the launch, broadcasts will not be at any specific time, but most live broadcasts will be on Sunday evenings. Pre-recorded shows could be played at any time, most likely weeekends and maybe weekday evenings.

If you would like to get involved, please send an email to

Friday, 4 June 2010

Level 48 Recordings updated

I've only just found out that the uploads of my recordings of the return of Level 48 had majorly failed epic-ly. So I've uploaded them again :o)

You can find them in this post:

Reflections Europe

Last night Reflections Europe, a religious pirate station from Ireland were testing on 3905KHz AM

I made a short recording on it. Here it is:

DOWNLOAD: Reflections Europe test 3905KHz 03-06-2010 1916-1917

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Online Stream Ripper

Ever tried to record from an internet radio station, but you don't have enough bandwidth? Or for some reason your computer has to be off when you want to make the recording? Here is a solution :o)

To record:

1) Click 'view schedule'
2) Enter a name that you want to call the file, also enter the streaming address, and the time and date for the recording to start and finish.
3) Click 'Add'

Very simple ;-)

Then, once your recording has finished, it will appear at  for you to download.

The only time your computer need to be on is for you to set the file to record and to download it.

Any problems, email me at or put a post in the instant messaging box on the hompage of the site.


Sunday, 30 May 2010

FRS Holland on air today

FRS Holland have finished their broadcast on 6400 and 9300KHz. There will be a full repeat from 13:52-18:45 UTC (14:52-19:45 UK Time) on 7600KHz.

I have made a couple of recordings of 6400 from a webtuner at which I will upload soon. If I can receive the 7600 signal at my own QTH, I will try and record the entire broadcast. I will also record as much as I can from webtuners. They may be streaming at

This from an email from FRS Holland today:

Next Sunday June 6th FRS will be on the internet (streaming audio) starting at 13.52 UTC lasting 18.50 UTC.
Address is

73s Ronnie

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Radio Caroline on 531KHz

Radio Caroline is on 531KHz this whole weekend. I heard it today with a SINPO of 3-4 5 4 5 4 on Barney's TenTec RX320D

Here are three recordings:

DOWNLOAD: Caroline 531 29-05-2010 0804-0830 (5.89MB MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Caroline 531 29-05-2010 0831-0844 (3.24MB MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Caroline 531 29-05-2010 0957-1009 (2.65MB MP3)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Level 48 Recordings

Here are two recordings of the return of Level 48 from yesterday, both recorded at my own QTH, North Norfolk, East England, using a Freeplay Summit with indoor longwire/passive magnetic (1/10 wave) loop antenna.

These are .exe files, which are self-extracting 7z files. Simply double-click on them and choose the location to extract files to, and they extract.

DOWNLOAD: Level 48 6220KHz_Sun 23-05-2010 1926-1949 UTC

DOWNLOAD: Level 48 6305KHz Sun 23-05-2010 1851-1926 UTC

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Recordings from Barney's TenTec RX320D

These were recorded from Barney's TenTecRX320D. I have uploaded them to this folder.

You can download them all as a zip file here, all in mp3 format

DOWNLOAD: 3930KHz 10-05-2010 1609-1711(MP3 9.86MB) (OGG 4.91MB)
DOWNLOAD:6200KHz 09-04-2010 1630-1630 (MP3 193KB) (OGG 81KB)
DOWNLOAD:6293KHz 16-05-2010 1623-1623 (MP3 87KB) (OGG 48KB)
DOWNLOAD:6300KHz  Golfbreker maybe 10-05-2010 1448-1455 (MP3 5.77MB) (OGG 2.75MB)
DOWNLOAD:Bartje 1630KHz 16-05-2010 1612-1614 (MP3 1.23MB) (OGG 692KB)
DOWNLOAD:Black Bandit 6305KHz 05-05-2010 1800-1818 (MP3 14MB) (OGG 7.21MB)
DOWNLOAD:Free Radio Victoria  6295.1KHz  11-05-2010 1931-1949 (MP3 17MB) (OGG 7.84MB)
DOWNLOAD:MRF Radio 6210KHz 12-05-2010 1506-1540 (MP3 31MB) (OGG 15MB)
DOWNLOAD:Misti Radio 6210.2KHz 20-04-2010 1043-1042 (MP3 8.65MB) (OGG 4.18MB)
DOWNLOAD:Mustang Radio 6210KHz 21-05-2010 1507-1549 (MP3 21MB) (OGG 12MB)
DOWNLOAD:Mystery Radio 6220KHz 16-05-2010 1358-1419 (MP3 18MB) (OGG 8.69MB)
DOWNLOAD:Phoenix Radio 6295KHz 10-04-2010 1125-1157 (MP3 32MB) (OGG 14MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio 700 6005KHz 08-04-2010 1657-1741 (MP3 44MB) (OGG 19MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Altrex 6310KHz  Merlin relay 05-05-2010 1536-1617 (MP3 39MB) (OGG 19MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Barones 1657KHz 10-04-2010 2049-2059 (MP3 9.62MB) (OGG 4.37MB)
DOWNLOAD:Jan Van Gent 6960KHz 10-05-2010 1536-1609 (MP3 29MB) (OGG 14MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Marconi 6450KHz 16-05-2010 1306-1325 (MP3 17MB) (OGG 7.72MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Merlin International 6305KHz 11-04-2010 1504-1552 (MP3 49MB) (OGG 20MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Merlin International 6305KHz 11-04-2010 1730-1858 (MP3 87MB) (OGG 36MB)
DOWNLOAD:Radio Musicmaker 3932KHz 19-05-2010 1805-1853 (MP3 43MB) (OGG 24MB)
DOWNLOAD:Musicmaker & Saturnus 3900 05-05-2010 1817-1824 (MP3 6.28MB) (OGG 3.23MB)
DOWNLOAD:Mustang Radio 6210KHz 22-05-2010 0813-0835 (MP3 19MB) (OGG 11MB)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Radio Xanadu off air this weekend

Apologies for no Radio Xanadu broadcast this Sunday (16th May). we should be back on air next Sunday, so listen out on 107MHz FM in Merseyside or online. My pre-recorded show will just be played a week late. So next week is a music show, and the following week a DX show.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Orion Radio

Orion Radio from the Netherlands was heard on 5815KHz AM on  Sunday 9th May 2010 at 0719 UTC on Southwest German Webtuner with SINPO 4-5 5 3 3-4 4.

Programme information: Survivor, 'Eye of the Tiger', summermeeting Promo, music and talk, then Simon & Garfunkel.

Here are two recordings:

DOWNLOAD: Orion Radio 5815KHz AM Sun 09-05-2010 0718-0744 UTC (ZIP) (11 MB)
DOWNLOAD: Orion Radio 5815KHz AM Sun 09-05-2010 0750-0751 UTC (ZIP) (545 KB)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Files available soon

The files I have promised will be available for download tommorrow hopefully, as I've now found a place to put them ( ). If I get the time tommorrow I will upload them. :-)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

DX Logs Wed 14/04/2010

Lots of activity on 48 metres this evening.

Baken 16 heard via SW Germany webtuner on 6375kHz, AM mode, at 15:59-16:25 UK Time, with SINPO 45242. Nothing at my own QTH.

Bluestar Radio on 6215KHz AM, heard at about 1830 at my own QTH on a Freeplay Summit with an indoor longwire, going round my bedroom a few times and up into the loft, coupled with a coathanger loop, designed for use on analogue TV, with SINPO 1-2 5 2-3 4 1-2 later increased power, and heard with SINPO 34433. Also heard on Barneys FT840  with SINPO 4-5 4 4-5 4 4-5, S8-S9. Later switched to 6210, because they were too close ti Mystery Radio on 6220 (heard very weak at my own QTH). Signal just as good, although slightly weaker on Barney's FT840

Two stations heard on 6325 (Doc on Iann's chat  said either free or Bata 4), one sounded like a legal station, eg. Radio Romania International, other I could not tell. Heard at my own QTH, with the antenna outlined above.

Mystery Radio on 6220KHz, at about 1900 on Barney's FT840, good signal, SINPO 45444 also on S/W Germany Webtuner, SINPO 5 5 3-4 3-4 4-5 at 1932.

Radio Northpole International on 6310KHz at 1925 on S/W Germany webtuner playing dance music

Radio Bartjecoast (Northcoast) on 6301KHz S/W Germany Webtuner SINPO 3 5 2-3 3 3 at 1932

3925KHz, someone playing old Laser 558 recording. weak signal on S/W Germany webtuner. SINPO 2-3 4-5 2-3 2-3 3

Jan Van Gent were also on 6960 and then 171, but nothing heard on SW Germany Webtuner. There was also JVG (Jan Van Gent) on 3932 and pop music on 3926, but I did not try these, I did not have enough time, or free webtuners.

Recordings will be uploaded soon

Friday, 9 April 2010

YouTube down

YouTube was down yesterday afternoon. I just got a blank white screen. Apparently this happened the other week also.

DX Logs from today, Fri 09-04-2010

Sonic Radio on 6375KHz at 1524, closed down later, then cam back 10 minutes later. SINPO 4 5 4 3-4 4 on Barney's TenTec RX 320D, S7. Nothing at my own QTH. Playing dance and pop music.

DOWNLOAD: Sonic Radio 6375KHz AM Fri 09-04-2010 1524-1618.ogg

Jan Van Gent 6960KHz at 1631, SINPO 3 5 3-4 3 3-4 on Barney's TenTec RX320D. First heard carrier, then heard S0-S5. I heard something very very weak at my own QTH, but less listenable than unlistenable. Playing polka.

DOWNLOAD: Jan Van Gent 6960KHz Fri 09-04-2010 1631-1705.ogg

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Doctor Who

I'm not sure what I was more excited about last night at 5 past 9 in the evening - the new Doctor Who episode or writing this blog entry about it.

I was out on Saturday and Sunday night, so I only just watched the latest Doctor Who episode last night on a VHS tape on our chunky Alba TV, (on digital :( )

The beginning of the new theme tune was a little dissapointing, I liked the bit not disimilar to Biffy Clyro's 'The Captain', which has been replaced with something that might be heard in a heavy metal song, or perhaps 'Clubwork' from the black & silver keyboards at school (Yes, that's great in context, like in my GCSE Rondo Composition, but not replacing the bit with the same rhythm as 'Love Gun' by Kiss). But it soon went into a thin, vintage sounding synthesiser, with a lovely grey background and old-style credits like on the latest album from Lostprophets. It also had a kind of dark-feeling background that feels nice and retro, but not the same kind as when the men behind Offshore 98 were setting off on the tender to the ship.

Further on through the episode, a message about 'Prisoner Zero' was coming through an ice cream van's speakers (they use wireless?), mobile phones, TV and radio. They must have had it playing on a loop tape (and it must have actually been really low and they the put pitch shift on using a Zoom G2 to get that shaver-like echo) on the whole electromagnetic spectrum, but missed out the sound wave part of the spectrum. The Doctor did some quick DXing and found some foreign radio stations broadcasting the same message in their native languages. Reception was crystal clear, with no static, so his sonic screwdriver must be bigger on the inside and have the best active loop antenna/longwire combination ever. The radio stations must have also switched to FM mode. Since there was very little (or no) static, the Doctor must have pressed the preset buttons. This means that (If the woman who owned the radio conformed to the government) these foreign stations he heard must have been broadcasting on the same frequencies as Heart, BBC Radio 2, and that area's local BBC station (for travel announcments).

The T.A.R.D.I.S was given a makeover as well. And a nice makeover as well, innit. I think I spotted a valve radio up on the shelf, and an oscilloscope, or maybe it was some audio editor on a specially shaped wooden computer with a tiny screen, zoomed in (they need to make a Linux Penguin shaped computer, but that's a different story altogether).

In the end, the girl with the nice name (Amelia Pond) was asked if she would give up her current life to travel with the Doctor (no, not Doctor Tim). And that made me think, would I? Well, there was a valve radio in there, so it wouldn't be possible. Maybe I could have a mix of the two. I could put a MW transmitter on a satellite, like there has been disscussion about on the Radio Caroline Fan Mailing List, and get the Daleks to kill the ionosphere jsut so I can prove Peter right. I could also use the sonic screwdriver to find Eric Gotts' house and send the Daleks there. So the above says I wouldn't, but maybe I still would, I'm really not sure. It would be a very hard decision, but hardly worth making, since its never gonna happen to me (yes, you didn't need to hide behind the settee from the Daleks, they're fake). I should concentrate my energies (not much, since I've broken my toe) to making another decision - Which MW transmitter circuit diagrams should I use, the one in Radio Is My Bomb or the one that Radio Musicmaker sent to me?

73s Cunham

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Radio Caroline on 531KHz

There is some speculation as to whether or not the current Radio Caroline is the same Radio Caroline that broadcast from the North Sea, but I won't go into that here. Real or fake, Radio Caroline, run by Peter Moore, has been broadcasting an RSL (when they could have got much more coverage for less money by staying pirate, not giving in to Ofcom) over the Easter weekend. Programmes came live from the Radioship Ross Revenge, moored at Tilbury Docks, Essex. This marks the 46th anniversary of Radio Caroline, which started on Easter weekend 1964, with test transmissions stating 27th March and proper transmissions on 28th.

DOWNLOAD: Radio Caroline opening, 28/03/1964 (zip) This file is password protected, and for the password you must join the Radio Caroline Yahoo Group

Happy Birthday Radio Caroline! :-)

I made a few recordings of the RSL from Remote Hams using Barney's TenTec RX320D and Oui's Icom-pcr2500. The audio was quite bassy, others have also said this, that is a problem at the station, not my recordings. Here they are:

DOWNLOAD: Radio Caroline 531KHz AM Sat 03-04-2010
DOWNLOAD: Radio Caroline 531KHz AM Sat 03-04-2010

Monday, 5 April 2010


Hi all, welcome to my blog. My name is Ronnie Rodent, I am 15 years old and I live in North Norfolk, South East UK (East of England). I am a pirate DJ on Radio Xanadu, which transmits on 107MHz FM in Merseyside, and online. I like radio and music. Here I will post mainly music news, radio news, DX logs and recordings from the radio. OK, that's all for first post, hope to see you soon, check out my website on the way ;-)