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:…/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.

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 or (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

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 or (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.