torsdag 31 december 2015

Last hour of Radio Luxembourg 208 tonight Dec. 31 with the original DJs

I have just been informed that TONIGHT at midnight UK time (1am CET) the Mike Hollis produced closedown from 1991 (which I recently edited) will be played on 1440kHz/208m !!! - on the final final day that 208 will be on air - you will have on last chance to listen to the famous 208 DJs on that famous frequency before they switch it off

Huge thanks to my friends at RTL for arranging this - you know who you are :-)

Wow! - I am so happy that RTL are doing this.

Just in case you can't catch it on 208 - the master is here: http://www.mediafire.com/…/rs9…/208_Last_show_31.12.1991.mp3 (Mike Knight in the Facebook Group "Radio Luxembourg Fans" via Jan Edh, ARC)

tisdag 29 december 2015

Czech MW stations closing down on January 4, 2016

"This news coming from Cesky Rozhlas is a complete surprise. Dr Hansjörg Biener quotes the official website in his article written today on Ydun's MediumWave Info.
On 04 January 2016 the following stations will close:

270kHz Uherské Hrad (iště - Topolná
639kHz Praha - Liblice
954kHz Brno - Dobrochov
954kHz České Budějovice - Hosova Kolonie
954kHz Karlovy Vary - Stará Role
1332kHz Moravské Budějovice - Domamil

The only surviving station will be Ostrava Svinov on 639kHz which will only broadcast from 05 January 2016 between 1500-2300UTC." (MediumWave Info via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

Update from Ydun M. Ritz:

 I think there is a misunderstanding here! As far as I can see, it is just CroPlus, who leaves MW except for 639 kHz. CRo2 will still use the above MW frequencies.
http://www.mediumwave.info/news.html#CRoPLUS

måndag 21 december 2015

Radio Northern Star testing again on 1611 kHz

Tonight Tuesday 21 from @2100z-, Radio Northern Star has a scheduled test transmission over LKB LLE's LLE-4 station on 1611 kHz 186 metres MW with an ex-Marine Skanti TRP-8250 HF 250 Watts remotely controlled transmitter, at 250 watts USB and a Comrod antenna. Monitored so far in AM mode @65 watts in the Shetland Islands, England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. If you're hearing us, we'd also be happy to receive your reception report to report@bergenkringkaster.no or 1000@northernstar.no (Svenn Martinsen, Northern Star via Bengt Ericsson)

fredag 18 december 2015

Christmas greetings from ARC members

The first Christmas message of 2015 comes from our friend Svenn Martinsen in Norway.


Over to Växjö and Beng Ericsson who sends his festive greetings through this man:


Next we have Jorma Mäntylä who sends his greetings from the land of the Northern Light:


Greetings for the New Year from Odd Påg, using a vintage card from Radio Excelsior:

And here is one from Hasse Mattisson:


Greetings from Finland and Mauno Ritola:





måndag 14 december 2015

Reception of Bergen Kringkaster in Växjö

NORWAY
The Norwegian transmitter on 1611 kHz broadcasting tests for Bergen Kringkaster and Radio Northern Light was coming thru on December 13th at 2100 UTC. Signal poor but audiable. I am hoping for more tests, but with more power than 65 watts. The distance between Bergen transmitter and Växjö is 730 km straight line. An audiofile has been sent to Bergen.        (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

söndag 13 december 2015

LLE-4 Northern Star testing on 1611 kHz Dec. 13th

After several encouraging reports from as far away as Austria and Germany we go on the air again with LLE-4 1611.0 kHz tomorrow night @ 2045 UTC, 2145 Norwegian time ( Dec 13th) . Reports to report@bergenkringkaster.no or 1000@northernstar.no (Svenn Martinsen)

lördag 12 december 2015

World Radio TV Handbook soon in a letter box near you!

WRTH 2016 will arrive to Växjö on Dec 15th according to DHL tracking system. Will be mailed to members on the same day. / Bengt Ericson, ARC.

tisdag 17 november 2015

Brazilian radio stations to leave AM for FM

BRAZIL
In a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, the president of Brazil a couple of days ago signed a decree authorizing radio stations to migrate their signals from AM to FM, where frequenies are gaining in audio quality, competitiveness and scope through cell phones.
Read the full story in https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/
(translated by yours truly)
Original text:
"Con un acto solemne en el Palacio Planalto, la presidente de Brasil firmó dias pasados un decreto que autorizará a las emisoras de radio migrar sus señales de AM a FM, una frecuencia donde ganarán en calidad de audio, competividad y alcance, a travésde los teléfonos celulares...... Lea la nota completa en https://gruporadioescuchaargentino.wordpress.com/ "
Arnaldo Slaen, dxld yg (15/11-2015) via Jan Edh, ARC

fredag 13 november 2015

Local transmission from American Forces Network Benelux

GERMANY
American Forces Network Benelux has a 1 kW transmitter in Mönchen Gladbach on 1143 kHz transmitting the progam Eagle. However they have a local SHAPE Benelux-program between 1600-1700 UTC Monday to Friday. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 19 oktober 2015

Hörby Mellanvåg 1179 on the air 24/7

Hörby Mellanvåg 1179 kHz is now on the air 24 h/day. Low power transmitter. The transmitter has been moved to Karlsfält, where the first Radio Sweden MW-transmitter centre at Hörby was located. It is 5 km south of Hörby. Listener´s report of reception is appreciated. For more information: www.veteranljuddagen.se where there is also a form for submitting reception reports. (Bengt Ericson, ARC).

onsdag 7 oktober 2015

Local programmes from Vinnytsia 1377 kHz, Ukraine

1377 kHz The local radiostation in Vinnytsia, western Ukraine, is on the air a few hours a day. Heard in Växjö on October 7th at 1359 with ID" Radio Khvylia" then  the short version of the main newscast from Ukrainske Radio. Local news from the area followed. Local weather at 1413. Just before 1430 the station disappeared (closed ?) and France Info dominated the frequency. Info thanks to Mauno Ritola, WRTH.   (Bengt Ericson, ARC)


måndag 5 oktober 2015

Radio Luxemburg 1440 closing down

On the 31st of December this year the transmitter of Radio Luxemburg 1440 kHz will be closed. Latest April 1st, 2016  all steel constructions shall have been removed. Some works have already been started. All info thru Christian Milling referring to the newspaper  Luxemburger Wort of October 3rd, 2015. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 28 september 2015

Ukranian MW update

UKRAINE

In Crimea, started the Ukrainian radio.

Monday, September 21, 2015 AM 549 kHz Crimeans have the right to know the truth Mon-Fri 5.35 UTC Mon-Fri 15.30 UTC. In annexed the Crimea starts the project "Ukrainian Radio" from Monday to Friday at 5.35 UTC and 15.35 UTC for the inhabitants of the peninsula will be available to Ukrainian radio. This in facebook adviser Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine Serhiy Kostinsky. "At 5.30 am honored to open the broadcast, taking part in the first program - the author of a new transmission Alexander Jankowski," - he wrote. Radio with mainland Ukraine can be heard on medium wave. Ukrainian radio and TV stations have disappeared from the airwaves in the Crimea in March 2014, after the annexation of the peninsula Russia.

(http://www.hromadske.tv/society/v-krimu-zapustili-ukrayinske-radio/)

(www.dxing.ru / Alexander Egorov, Ukraine)

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"Ukrainian Radio" September 24 will resume broadcasting in full

Chairman of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting Yuriy Artemenko announced that on September 24, "Ukrainian Radio" to resume broadcasting in full. It is reported by the press service of the National Council. According to Mr. Artemenko, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine already provides for the needs of the National Radio Company of Ukraine 2 million 735 thousand. Hryvnia, needed to restore the broadcasting in previous volumes. This will restore the broadcasting of all three programs, "Ukrainian Radio". It is planned that on September 24, all transmitters will be included. The press service of the National Radio Company of Ukraine confirmed this information and announced the resumption of the transmitters that have been shut down on September 9. According to NRKU, September 24 to earn the VHF and FM network of UR-1 in the previous volumes, will be canceled the day break on the powerful MW transmitter on the frequency 549 kHz, which covers the south of Ukraine including Crimea. Restores work as a network of VHF channel "Promin" and "Culture".

(http://www.telekritika.ua/rinok/print/111473)

(www.dxing.ru / Alexander Egorov, Ukraine)

Via RUS-DX # 839, Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia

fredag 25 september 2015

Wildmountain Radio 1566, Switzerland heard in Växjö, Sweden

1566 kHz. This morning at 0423 UTC the Wildmountain Radio, Wildberg, Züricher kanton, was heard under Vahon Hindustani quite good for 10 minutes with ID. // streaming several seconds behind. Sunrise at Växjö 0415 UTC. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

torsdag 17 september 2015

Radio Caroline North broadcasting over Manx Radio 1368

According to the Radio Caroline website, Radio Caroline North will be heard again from the morning of Sept 26th on 1368 kHz over Manx Radio. For further information check out their website http://radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html (Radio Caroline website via several reporters)

måndag 14 september 2015

Some MW news from Russia and Ukraine

Some items received from RUS-DX #837 Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia

RUSSIA
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Programs VGTRK: "Mayak", "Radio Russii", "Vesti FM»,
Broadcast via medium-wave transmitters in Russia and Pridnestrovie (Transnistria).
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Frequency / kHz / Power, kW / location transmitter / broadcast programs
918 / 50 / Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan / "Mayak" + GTRK "Dagestan"
936 / 5 / n. Matveyevka, Orenburg region / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Orenburg"
1350 / 5 / Ust-Kan and Ulagan, Altai Republic / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1395 /1 / Buguruslan, Orenburg region / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Orenburg"
1413 / 500 / pos. Mayak, Pridnestrovie / "Vesti FM"
1440/5 / sec. Turochak with. Ust-Koksa, Altai Republic / "Radio Russii" + GTRK"Gorny Altai"
(«DX Kurjer." Author and editor Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan, Russia)

UKRAINE
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National Ukrainian radio limits distribution of its programs: no money
On September 9, 2015
The National Radio Company of Ukraine (Ukrainian Radio) forced significantly limit the distribution of its programs on the territoryUkraine. It is reported by the press service of NRKU.
"This decision was taken due to the lower costs of the general fund State budget and a decrease of 3130.4 thousand. UAH budget funding of broadcasting programs of the Ukrainian radio "- It said in a statement.
Notes in particular that the UR-1 (Channel) - in the MW range on the frequency of 549 kHz to work with a break from 14:00 to 18:00 in the VHF -the lower and upper (FM) band will only work in regional
centers; UR-2 (Promyn) and UR-3 (Culture) in the UHF band will work Only in the capital. In this specifies that a broadcast network and a wired Internet remain in full.
(Edition "Russian Spring" September 10, 2015, http://rusnext.ru/news/1441833995)
(Andrew Chub, Faschevka, Luhansk People's Republic)
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Ukrainian radio limits the propagation of their programs.
Starting today, September 9, 2015, the National Radio Company of Ukraine (Ukrainian Radio) is forced to significantly limit the distribution of its programs on the territory of Ukraine. This decision was taken due to the lower costs of the general fund of the State Budget of Ukraine and a decrease of 3130.4 thousand. Hryvnia budget financing programs of the Ukrainian radio broadcast.
Therefore:
- UR-1 (Channel) - MW in the range at a frequency of 549 kHz to work with a break from 14.00 to 18.00, in the VHF - the lower and upper (FM) band will only work in the regional centers;
- UR-2 (Promyn) and UR-3 (Culture) in the UHF band to work only in the capital.
Broadcast on a wired network and the Internet are full.
Press Service of NRCU - 09/09/2015, at 16:00
(Alexander Egorov, Ukraine /http://dxing.ru/)

onsdag 19 augusti 2015

Wildmountain Radio 1566, Switzerland active on Sept. 24-27

The Swiss frequency 1566 kHz will be activated 24-27 September 2015 when the Wildmountain Radio will broadcast its programs. Times and more info can be found on their webpage: http://wildmountain.ch. (A-DX via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

söndag 2 augusti 2015

CRI ceases broadcasting via Col de la Madone 702 kHz

The transmissions by China Radio International in French and Mandarin from Col de la Madone on 702 kHz have been stopped. In the evening Radio Patria/Devin from Kosice, SVK is dominating. Info via WRTH FB Christian Ghibaudo, Nice.(Bengt Ericson, ARC).

Russian update: medium wave stations in the Orensburgskaya and St. Petersburg oblasts

RUSSIA
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Orenburgskaya oblast.
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20/07/2015. Recently, a lot of different "observations" (yes, in quotes) on the hearing program "Radio Rossii" at different frequencies. When I asked about a broadcast programs in the Orenburg region in the medium range of said Turkin SV Deputy. chief engineer of the Orenburg ORTPTS - (the quote): "In reply to your appeal we inform that at the moment in the Orenburg region in the medium-wave broadcasting is carried out in two localities: 1. Buguruslan - at a frequency of 1395 kHz, the transmitter power of 5 kW but it operates at 1 kW (RICH authorized power of 1 kW), the program "Radio Rossii"; 2. n. Matveevka - at a frequency of 936 kHz, the transmitter power of 5 kW to 5 kW is working. The program "Radio Rossii" . At a frequency of 1053 kHz with the program "Radio Rossii" and at a frequency of 540 kHz with the program "Radio Mayak" broadcast was conducted in Orenburg until 2011 and 2013 respectively. "
(http://www.dxcourier.ru/
Editor: Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan, Russia)

St. Petersburg
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MW:
684 - Radio Radonezh (20.00 - 24.00) [RP Radonezh Orthodox Brotherhood ROC] (Sosnovka 10 kW, 50 m)
828 - Radio Slovo (9-17, 21-5) / Orthodox Radio St. Petersburg (5-9, 17-21) [Word Ltd.] (Sosnovka 10 kW, 75 m)
1053 - Radio Maria (06.00-01.00) [NF Radio Maryja] (Ol'gino, 10 kW, 75 m)
1089 - Radio Teos (07.00 - 16.00) [BF Radio Teos] (Krasny Bor, 50 kW)
(http://worlddx.hol.es/fmspb.htm
Editor: Ivan Lebedevskiy, St. Petersburg, Russia)


Via
"RUS-DX"  #  831, 2 August, 2015  
Editor : Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia
Web site : http://rusdx.narod.ru  (Russian / English)
Mailing List : http://groups.google.com/group/rusdx.

lördag 1 augusti 2015

Radio Free Iraq ceasing broadcasting

Radio Free Iraq has stopped its broadcasting to Iraq from July 31st, 2015. The programming will be merged with Radio Sawa´s normal programming.  RFI has been broadcasting on 1593 kHz from Kuwait and whether this frequency will be used by Radio Sawa is just now unclear. WRTH 2015 indicates Radio Sawa on 1593 kHz. (Ydun 2015.08.01 and Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 31 juli 2015

BRF 729 and 801 kHz closing down on Sept. 30th, 2015

It has been confirmed by Bayerischer Rundfunk that the transmitters on 729 and 801 kHz will be closed on September 30th, 2015 around 1045 UTC. (A-DX via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

lördag 25 juli 2015

Dutch (and possibly French) stations closing down in 2015

NETHERLANDS

Stig Hartvig Nielsen in Denmark reports via Ydun on July 22nd that Radio 5 on 747 kHz (Zeevolde) and 1251 kHz (Emmaberg) will end its transmissions on September 1, 2015.

Radio Maria Nederland on 675 kHz will end its transmissions on September 1st, 2015 reports MWC Facebookgroup.

FRANCE

It is reported that Radio France will cease its operations on MW at the end of 2015. However the political process is not finished yet. We have to wait and see.       (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

söndag 19 juli 2015

Radio Rossii Orenburg 1053 kHz

RUSSIA
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Monitoring
16 July 2015. 1053 kHz. First there was the Russian national anthem, at 5 am news. After them was the inclusion of Local Radio Russii Orenburg.
Reception was in the Samara region, Tolyatti Vega receiver RP-241-1, a magnetic antenna.
The site of the Orenburg STRC there is mention of the frequency of 1053 kHz. But about Orenburg had information that Radio Russii remains only on 1395 kHz, 5 kW, Buguruslan.

“RUS-DX”  #  829
Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia

Ukraine 549 kHz

UKRAINE

Ukraine on medium wave.

July 13 LV1 returned to 549 kHz.

3:30 UTC 549 kHz UKR UR 1 Persha Prog. Mykolaiv to hear the signal strength of + 40dB.

 “RUS-DX”  #  829

(Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia)

fredag 17 juli 2015

Special transmission from the Swedish DX Federation on July 25 and 26

Although this is not MW we have decided to publish this item. The Swedish DX Federation SDXF will be broadcasting on SW 7430 kHz at 1200-1300 UTC on Saturday, July 25 and the programme will be repeated on Sunday, July 26 at 1000-1100 on 9405 kHz. Among other things the programme will include Colombian music plus airchecks from Radio Neiva. Reception reports are very appreciated. You can mail your reports to qsl@sdxf.se and you will get a real QSL card by post - not just an eQSL. The programme is being broadcast over the Sala shortwave transmitter with 10 kW of power. (Christer Brunström, SDXF)


tisdag 14 juli 2015

Lutch 549 kHz, Ukraine back on air

From today, June 14th, Lutch on 549 kHz is back on the air after maintenance. 972 kHz is quiet.  (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 13 juli 2015

Galei Zahal, Israel leaving MW

Günter Lorenz, A-DX reports that Galei Tzahal, the Israeli Defence Forces Radio, will not use mediumwave anymore for their transmissions, only FM. Checking 945, 1224, 1305 and 1368 kHz by Mauno Ritola and me gives no trace of  Galei Tzahal on these frequencies tonight. (Bengt Ericson, ARC.)
Update: Ombudsman Eran Elyakim by Galei-Zahal confirms that the MW-broadcasts ended last month. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

Russian World Service from Ukraine 1431 kHz

UKRAINE
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World Service broadcasting in Russian in Ukraine has changed the time of airing. Now listen to its mono 16.00-20.00 UTC on frequency 1431 kHz.
The station is interested in the technical reports.
Reports send to the address: tsekhanovskyy@nrcu.gov.ua
(Victor Tsekhanovich, Kerch, Russia)
("RUS-DX"  #  828, 12 July, 2015)

Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia
E-mail : rusdx@yandex.ru
Web site : http://rusdx.narod.ru  (Russian / English)

onsdag 8 juli 2015

Asianet Radio Abu Dhabi now on 1539 kHz

Asianet Radio in Abu Dhabi ( 657 kHz )is now using  transmitter on 1539 kHz in UAE with high power. The signal is very good in Växjö around 2000 with Asianet news in Malayam. Harri Teräsranta in Finland discovered the new frequency. Info via Mauno Ritola. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 7 juli 2015

Ukraine 549 kHz temporarily off air

Latest info re UKR is that 549 kHz Lutch was taken out of service on July 3rd for antenna maintenance. 972 kHz is running UR 1 during the meantime. See latest MV-EKO. Info from Vlad Titarev, UKR.                      (7.7.2015 via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 15 juni 2015

Unid station carrying Al Jazeera on 1143 kHz

On June 13th a strong MW-station broadcasting Al Jazeera audio in Arabic on 1143 kHz was heard in Växjö, southeast of Sweden. Heard from 2030 until after 2200 UTC. No ID only Al Jazeera audio. Teat from .......? Not heard on the 14th of June. The program was identified by Tarek Zeidan, Cairo. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)                                                                

torsdag 11 juni 2015

Portugal: RTP Antena 1 666 kHz reactivated

Good news from Portugal. RTP, the public broadcaster, has recently reactivated the transmitter for Antena 1 at Cristelo Covo (Valença) - 666 kHz 10 kW. This frequency, located in Northwest Portugal close to Spain, was closed down some years ago (in 2011) because the transmitter suffered a irretrievable breakdown. As a consequence of this problem, RTP has been postponing this matter.... until now. It appears (my speculation) that the technical dept. found one spare transmitter not regularly used but kept in good condition, which should now replace the old, broken equipment.

According to the user "P. Pinto" at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mundo_da_radio/conversations/topics/2739 , the modulation is somewhat weak; anyway, the transmitter puts good signal between Valença and Caminha; 666 kHz have fair reception within the city of Viana do Castelo.

This MW outlet is particularly useful in highly mountainous areas where the reception via VHF-FM has some gaps. Despite the fact that RTP has been installing new VHF-FM relays in the region, there are few areas (e.g. Vila Nova de Cerveira)  not well served by VHF-FM, so mediumwave should be an alternative to listen to the first channel of public radio.

Best regards, good DX & 73,

Luís Carvalho via Mauno Ritola via Bengt Ericson, ARC

måndag 8 juni 2015

RSL stations on the air at UK race meetings

UNITED KINGDOM – Race meetings
1602 AM - Silverstone, Northampton. Race commentary broadcast On Air From: 21.2.2015 to 2.11.2015. General Enquiries: 01327 320285. General Enquiries (email): paul.goodall@silverstone.co.uk

1602 AM Radio Thruxton, Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire PA relay of race commentary. On Air From: 4.4.2015 to 4.10.2015. General Enquiries: 07971 123356 General Enquiries (email): andrew@andrewtoms.co.

These 2 racing circuits broadcast their race meetings on 1602 kHz.  Most weekends there are meetings. I have listed the dates where broadcasting will (bold)/ may take place.

THRUXTON MEETINGS
13 - 14 June       British Trucks
25-26 July          Motor bikes
31 July - 2 August; Super Bikes

SILVERSTONE MEETINGS
05 - 07 June International GT Championship Grand Prix
02 - 05 July FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX Grand Prix
24 - 26 July Silverstone Classic Grand Prix
02 August         Ford Fair National

08 - 09 August British Racing Trucks National
15 - 16 August British Racing Sports Car Club National
15 - 16 August Vintage Sports Car Club International
22 - 23 August 750 Motor Club International
29 - 30 August World Series by Renault Grand Prix & Stowe
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(John Williams, mwcircle 8.6.2015 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

fredag 5 juni 2015

Radio Mi Amigo starting relays over Radio Merkurs 1485, Riga

Radio Mi Amigo will be starting regular relays on Sunday 20.00 – 24.00 CET via Radio Merkurs 1485 kHz to Scandinavia. There will be four hours shows of DJs and music from the 1960s/70s. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 18 maj 2015

ERT Greece restarting their service

GREECE
According to Wiener Zeitung the ERT transmitters will be on the air from  May 25th, 2015. The name will be ERT. A license fee of 3 Euro per household will be invoiced from the Government.Which of the MW transmitters that will restart is not known.(Herbert Meixner, A-DX via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

Ukrainian MW update

UR1 Odessa 1278 kHz is broadcasting 1700-2100 but start is variable.
837 Chernivtsi has carried regional prgr. 0500-1400 and 873 Dnipropetrovsk 0900-1100, others are without changes. (Mauno Ritola via Bengt Ericson, ARC)
Presumably the times stated are UTC.

lördag 16 maj 2015

AFN Benelux 1143 now only AFN station on the channel

1143 kHz AFN Benelux transmitting "The Eagle"-program from Mönchen-Gladbach is now the only AFN-station on the frequency after the close down of AFN  Power Network transmitter at Spangdahlem. The reception of AFN Benelux is very good after sunset. (15.5.2015 Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 8 maj 2015

France Info 1557 to remain on the air

According to information from Christian Ghibaudo  (organiser of the excellent EDXC 2014 in Nice)  the France Info in Nice will NOT stop the transmissions on MW 1557 kHz in August 2015. The Manager of Monte-Carlo Radiodiffusion answers Christian that there are no plans to stop the transmissions. As you may know the transmitter is located in Monaco at Col de la Madone, the same location as MCR. The participants of the EDXC 2014 passed that location on the way to Nice and  got a view of the excellent location on the top of the mountain. Christian adds that the MW coverage is the only way as there are no FM transmitters in the mountains near Nice. Many thanks to Christian for the information.      (Bengt Ericson ARC)

torsdag 7 maj 2015

Ukraine: Petrivka transmitter 1278 now carrying UR1

1278 kHz transmitter located at Petrivka, (off Odessa) is now broadcasting UR 1. Very good signal in Växjö at 1830 UTC.   (Bengt Ericson ARC)

Radio Caroline Flashback over Radio Merkurs 1485

Radio Caroline Flashback will be relayed on Friday, May 8th by Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia on 1485 kHz with 2 kW of power. Time is 18.00 UTC to Saturday morning 06.00 UTC. (Raimonds Kreicbergs via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

onsdag 29 april 2015

Motala longwave update

Lennart Deimert of the Motala LW radio group informs us that the exciter of the transmitter is working well but the power amplifier is not working properly. Therefore it is not clear whether there wil be any broadcast on LW 189 kHz on the 2nd of May. Stay tuned for further updates.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk closing on MW

Westdeutscher Rundfunk will cease broadcasting from Langenberg 720 kHz and Bonn 774 kHz in the beginning of July 2015. (Info Digital  April 29th, 2015 via A-DX Christian Milling via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

Bayerischer Rundfunk closing down medium wave frequencies

Bayerischer Rundfunk will close down these frequencies from September 30th, 2015. These frequencies  are used for Schlagerwelle Bayern Plus.

München-Ismaning 801 kHz 100 kW
Dillberg 801 kHz 17 kW
Würzburg 729 kHz 1 kW
Hof 729 kHz 0,2 kW
(BR media 29.4.2015 via Bengt Ericson, ARC)  

måndag 27 april 2015

Programinslag om Arctic Radio Club över Salasändaren den 30 maj

PROGRAM OM ARCTIC RADIO CLUB

I specialprogrammet från Sveriges DX Förbund lördagen den 30 maj 2015 kl. 12.00-13.00 UTC kommer det att ingå en presentation av Arctic Radio Club. Frekvens 7440 kHz men det är säkrast att kolla aktuell information på hemsidan www.sdxf.se. Sändningen sker från Radio Revival Sweden i Sala. (Christer Brunström via Tore Larsson, ARC)

torsdag 23 april 2015

France Info Nice 1557 closing down

The transmitter for France Info in Nice will end its long history on 1557 kHz MW on August 31st, 2015.Info from Cuvans Develioglu via A-DX via Bengt Ericson, ARC.

tisdag 21 april 2015

Bretagne 5 1593 awarded official license

Bretagne 5 has been awarded its official license for 1593 kHz today.
Location : Saint-Goueno. Altitude 307 metres
Antenna height: 45 metres
Radiated power: 10 kw daytime (9 am to 5 pm local time / 0700 to 1500 UTC in the summer) / nightime 5 kW (5 pm to 9 am local time / 1500 to 0700 UTC in the summer)
Attenuation pattern: -1 dB from 350° to 90° and from 160 to 220°

(Rémy Friess via Mauno Ritola, ARC)

måndag 20 april 2015

Test transmission from Motala longwave, Sweden 191 kHz

Christian Stödberg writes in the Skywaves DX Facebook group:
"2nd May will there be test transmission from the old longwave transmitter in Motala, Sweden on 189 kHz. I will check power and time and reply later."
It's not the original 150kW transmitter though a new, smaller one with low power.
(Mike Terry, DXLD via Ydun’s Medium Wave Info 18.4.2015 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

söndag 19 april 2015

Bretagne 5 testing on 1593 kHz

Bretagne 5 is testing now with music on 1593 kHz in parallel to their web stream on http://bretagne5.fr (Mauno Ritola in the WRTH Facebook group)
Bretagne 5 heard with tests on 1593 kHz this morning (Sat 18 April) - strong clear signal and excellent audio at 0537 UTC tune-in on Sony 7600GR with just internal ferrite rod antenna. Continuous music (French songs, Jazz) and occasional IDs as "Bretagne Cinq - La Radio Regionale" etc. Time pips at 0600 UTC. Signal weakening as sun rose higher. Re April's 'Communication' (page 30) power is 10 kilowatts. (Alan Pennington, Caversham UK,Sony 7600GR, via Bengt Ericson)

fredag 3 april 2015

Radio Ukraine International Odessa 1278 //1431 kHz

UKRAINE 1278 kHz Radio Ukraine International transmitter in Odessa is in parallel with 1431 kHz transmitter at Petrivka. Yesterday 1278 kHz signed off at 1900 after the interval signal. The signal in Växjö is some weaker than before by tests. Poor conditions? Info received from Mauno Ritola, ARC via Bengt Ericson.

måndag 30 mars 2015

Gold 1593 Radio testing from Italy on 1611 kHz

New Italian station testing on 1611 khz yesterday with announcements between pop songs. Transmitting with 700 w via Challenger Radio which has a different program on 1368 khz, so it must be a new transmitter, I think. (Kai Mauseth in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group)
Update: "The name of the Italian station testing on 1611 kHz is Gold 1593 Radio. The Webstream can be found here: http://gold1593.caster.fm e-mail announced: gold1593radio@gmail.com" (Patrick Robic via Ydun Ritz in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group)

måndag 23 mars 2015

RTE 252 off air for maintenance

The service on Longwave 252 will be unavailable from 10 am on Monday 23rd March until 5.30pm on Wednesday 25th March. This is due to essential maintenance of the transmitter. (RTE website via Bo Nensén, ARC.)

onsdag 18 februari 2015

WFME New York new call on 1560

Word from a source at Radio Disney is that tonight was indeed the end for Disney programming on 1560 NYC. The sale to Family Stations is expected to close Friday. I don't know how quickly they'll have 1560 back up and running with Family Radio, but I expect it will happen pretty quickly. The new calls on 1560 will be WFME once Family takes over. (ABDX group via mwcircle 18.2.2015 via tore Larsson, ARC)

måndag 16 februari 2015

Radio City relays

Radio City will be on the air next weekend:
Friday February 20th at 19 - 20 UTC on 7290 kHz via IRRS and on 1368 kHz via Challenger Radio in Italy, repeated on Saturday February 21st at 09 - 10 UTC on 9510 kHz.
Every Saturday evening at 20 - 21 UTC there is a separate transmission via Radio Merkurs, Latvia on 1485 kHz.
The address citymorecars@yahoo.ca (Tom Taylor, EMR (13/2-2015) via mediumwave.info via Jan Edh, ARC)

tisdag 10 februari 2015

All India Radio broadcasts from the ICC Cricket World Cup

INDIA
All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast ball-by-ball bilingual commentary of 17 One-day International Cricket matches of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup-2015 Tournament that are to be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 15 to March 29.

The commentary of the 17 One-day International matches will be broadcast on the national hook-up and the same will be relayed by 66 identified Medium Wave AIR stations and FM Gold network, it said.
http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/terrestrial/air-bags-exclusive-radio-broadcast-rights-for-commentary-of-cricket-world-cup-2015-150209
IndianTelevision.com 9/2-2015 via Ydun M. Ritz via Bengt Ericson, ARC

torsdag 29 januari 2015

New transmitter of Ukrainian Radio 1 on 1278 kHz

A new transmitter tested 1st day on 1278 kHz. January 29th heard at 1740 UTC with program 1 from Ukrainian Radio. Very powerful and with loop it was only IRIB Kermanshah in the background. Acc. to Mauno Ritola the transmitter is located at Odesa-Petrivka, a small village 64 km north of Odesa. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 26 januari 2015

Greece: ERA transmissions soon to be restarted?

Zacharias Liangas in Greece indicates that the new government will reemploy the ERA-people as soon as possible in order to restart ERA-transmissions. Keep an ear open! (26.1.2015 WRTH Facebook page via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

söndag 25 januari 2015

German MW stations closing down: DLF 1422 and Antenne Saar 1179

The two German mediumwave transmitters, DLF on 1422 and Antenne Saar on 1179 kHz located at Heusweiler, Saarland will end transmissions on December 31st, 2015. (Saarbrücker Zeitung 2015.01.23 via Bengt Ericson, ARC)                                          

tisdag 20 januari 2015

Temporary French station soon testing on MW 1161 KHz

The old French frequency of 1161 kHz (used until 1996 by France Inter) will be used for motorsport arrangements in the French region of Alsace (eastern France) between October 1st and 4th, 2015. The transmitter is located at Sélestat with a power of 200 kW. The transmitter will be tested already in February/March. It is also said that France Bleu will end its transmissions on 1278 kHz in May 2015. Information from Jean-Paul Meyer and Rémy Friess via A-DX via Bengt Ericson, ARC.