Thursday, October 3, 2019

Australian pirate radio examples

Pirate radio broadcasting is rare in Australia. I've only ever heard one. Older people may have heard several. Reasons for its rarity could be our sparse population density and long-standing tradition of commercial broadcasting; something less common in more highly regulated European countries. 

Anyway enjoy these accounts of local pirate activity.

1970s: Radio FU2 transmitted on 27 MHz (before CB was legalised). This is Part 1. It's continued in Parts 2, 3 & 4. Coarse language and controversial themes.

2007: Tim Wong See. Led to a career in commercial and ABC radio. 
2017: Broadcast after the shut down of Radio Australia on shortwave

Have you ever heard pirate broadcast transmissions? If so please leave your comments below.

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1 comment:

  1. Lot of fun Peter. Yeah, I heard a lot of pirate stations on air. Before and after I was a radio pirate myself. Many of the HAMs here in the Netherlands have been transmitting illigally before they became a licensed. 73, Bas


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