Radio Harmony 5780 Khz closing down

Pirate station Radio Harmony has announced it is closing its shortwave transmitter today. The station which plays easy listening music broadcasts daily on 5780 kHz.

On the HF Underground Forum the station said: "Harmony will be closing down our shortwave transmitter today, Saturday 27 Feb 2021, for the foreseeable future.

"This is due to relocation. We hope to reappear on air sometime within the next few months, but nothing is certain yet.

"Until then, we'd like to thank you all for listening and logging Harmony. We hope the signals have been interesting, and the music nice!

"Best 73 to all on here.

The Harmony team."

(via Paul Watson)

Over 3 years Ofcom took action against 3 illegal broadcasters

Following a Freedom of Information request, Ofcom have revealed they only took enforcement action against three illegal broadcasters between 2018 and 2020
Ofcom acknowledge they received 660 reports of illegal broadcasting over the 3 years 2018-2020 but this only resulted in enforcement activities associated to three illegal broadcast stations which resulted in five convictions.

Click to access unlicensed-stations.pdf

Info via WOR

Radio Nord March 2021

Ronny B Goode wrote on Facebook
22 February 2021
Good news: we have now received a temporary license to broadcast Radio Nord Revival in the 49 metre SW band the days March 7 and 8. As you know March 8 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of Radio Nord. The following frequencies may be used: 6035, 6060, 6130 and 6200 kHz. Transmitter location is Ringvalla, Sala and the power will be 10 kW A3H. We will get back with further details as soon as the new HFCC frequency list has been published. We expect to shift frequencies a number of times to avoid interference from other stations as the 49 metre band is quite crowded. But it is a good band for reception all over Europe.