1720 heats up!

Pirate activity has continued to be slow at the top of the AM dial for most of this DX season, especially with the void left by the absence of The Big Q on 1710.  Some new life has been discovered on 1720 kHz though, perhaps the new MW pirate “clear channel”.  There have been a number of shortwave pirate radio shows being relayed on 1720 kHz during the last few weeks including Radio Free Whatever, Pirate Radio Boston and Partial India Radio.  DXers from Montana to Florida and the Midwest have reported hearing these broadcasts.  I’ve caught a few of these shows in West Michigan, including Pirate Radio Boston’s 21st anniversary show on 1720 kHz and Radio Free Whatever.  Here’s a two hour off-air recording of last night’s 1720 kHz MW pirate fest:

1720 kHz RFW-PRB Relay 23DE13 0229-0425 UTC.mp3

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