måndag 20 mars 2017

Voice of Hope now testing on 1287 kHz

ISRAEL Voice of Hope tested Sunday March 19th on 1287 kHz with a power of approx. 10 kW. Bengt Ericson, ARC is the first reporter worldwide. They will be testing from the AM site at She´ar Yashuv in Israel and expect to be on the air with regular programs in 2-3 weeks. The answer from Ray Robinson, Vice President, Global Operations, Strategic Communicatio Group - Voice of Hope: " Hi Bengt. Yes, indeed we were (testing)!. The transmitter near the Israel /Lebanon border were completed this afternoon(Sunday March 19th) and at times they ran it with a test tone mostly running at 10 kW, but they did run it up to 50 kW. Yours is the first report we have received! We expect to be testing this week with audio and ID "Saout al Amal" in Arabic pr in English "From the shores of the Sea of Galilee, this is tyhe Voice of Hope". ( Information from Ray Robinson via Mauno Ritola, ARC 19.10.2017) (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 10 februari 2017

Radio Pakistan switching to DRM+

Radio Pakistan is converting its AM and FM transmitters to DRM+
technology. DRM is more spectrally efficient than both AM and FM. It
allows more stations in a given bandwidth but it does that at a much
higher quality than either AM or FM.
The present AM and FM transmitters of Radio Pakistan can be made
compatible to this technology with little amendment and to make its
broadcasts clearer and cost-effective.
Director General, Radio Pakistan Mr Khurshid Malik visited the project
at Broadcasting House in Islamabad and he was informed that under this
technology, three channels can be aired from a single transmitter, which
will prove cost-effective.
This technology enables listeners to get access to text services as
well. Malik emphasized the need of improving contents of programmes
besides introducing modern technology to cater the need of all segments
of society.
Mike Terry, dxld yg via Jan Edh (10/2-2017)

onsdag 14 december 2016

Christmas greetings from ARC members

Now Christmas is just around the corner and as always, we will publish Seasons Greetings from our members near and far. First here is an e-card from SM7IYM Göran Norstedt:

The next card comes from our friend Odd Påg of Strömstad, Sweden, showing his new receiver:

söndag 4 december 2016

France Inter 162 kHz signing off for good

Confirmation by Radio France, this Friday morning. The LW 162 kHz for France Inter, will be silent on December 31st 2016. Just one month to listen.... (Christian Ghibaudo in the WRTH Facebook group)

tisdag 25 oktober 2016

Pispalan Radio, Finland 729 now with increased power

729 Pispalan Radio is now 100W 24/7 permanent licence. Reception in Sahalahti 40 km East of Tampere is S3, better than FM 99,5. Editor Jari Niemelä abruptuly died in August 2016. Thus new address:

Pispalan Radio
C/o Pasi Komsi
Alasentie 10
39200 Kyröskoski

(JM Jorma Mäntylä, Kangasala, Finland)

onsdag 19 oktober 2016

Pirate station Radio Luxemburg 261 kHz long wave

Dutch free radio station Radio Luxemburg has been broadcasting on longwave 261 in recent weeks. They relayed long running UK free radio station Radio Merlin International last Saturday. Two short videos plus link to RMI's site.




(Mike Barraclough in the Facebook group 'We love the pirate stations'.)

lördag 6 augusti 2016

Libya: Benghazi 677.5 kHz reactivated

The transmitter at Benghazi, Libya on 677,5 kHz has been reactivated. (Mauno Ritola in the WRTH Facebook group)