Pirate Radio 107.3 FM North Seattle

Picked up a pirate radio station operating on 107.3 FM.  It was strongest near 145th St. and Aurora Ave N.  Barely receivable at 175th and Aurora and all but gone by 185th.  They would have gone farther if they had picked a vacant frequency but 107.3 is already occupied by two distant commercial stations.

The first clue that it wasn’t a commercial station was the ultra horrid audio, just slightly better than telephone quality but not much below 300Hz or above about 5Khz.  Modulation pretty random, obviously no compressor or limiter, and about every third word was an F-bomb.

I really hate to see pirate radio done this way, poor quality and just pretty much there to offend with absolutely no sense of responsibility.

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  1. Hi! As for me, I heard pirate station on FM in 2001 (!) for the last time, and it’s behaviour was just the same. It was called “Lastochka” (“Swallow”), and different russian rock groups were broadcasted there. The sound quality was quite poor too.

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