The Orient Pirate Radio Group was founded in Oostmalle, Belgium, on the 5th August 1981 by Carl, 1 OP 001 and has been active without break since its inception.
Carl's wish was to create a radio group composed of good radio operators from different countries who have a passion for radio and radio friendship throughout the globe regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.
The first Orient Pirate Radio Group countries prefix list was made following the already established DX Clubs present on 11 Meters Band, i.e. the E.C. Club (Earth Club) from Brazil. E.C and other clubs of that period believed that wherever the club was founded then that was to be Division 1, hence Carl's prefix above is 1 OP 001 (not 16 OP 001). However moving with times in June 1996 the O.P Group and others clubs now follow an International Standard, i.e. 1 Italy, 2 USA, 3 Brazil and so on.
The Orient Pirate Radio group is now a collective of radio friends from around the globe and its proud members are now one of the most respected and renowned operators throughout the world fulfilling Carl's original dream:-
Radio and radio friendship.