We have used sensitive LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) observations of PSR B0809+74 at 15–62 MHz to study the anomalously intensive pulses, first reported by Ulyanov et al. (2006) at 18–30 MHz. Similarly to Ulyanov et al., we found that the spectra of strong pulses consist of distinct bright patches. Moreover, these spectral patches were spotted to drift upwards in frequency over the course of several pulse sequences. We established that this drift is not pulsar-intrinsic, but is caused by the broadband ~20 second-long enhancements of recorded signal, which influenced the dispersed tracks of several pulses at once. We speculate on the cause of such enhancements (i.e. propagation or telescope-related) and the ramifications they bring to the single-pulse studies at the very low radio frequencies. Depending on the origin, the phenomenon may also affect the analysis of highly dispersed single pulses at higher radio frequencies, e.g. Fast Radio Bursts.