söndag 21 december 2014

Christmas greetings to and from Arctic Radio Club members

As usual at this time of the year some Christmas greetings are coming in from near and far. First we have one from our Norvegian friend Svenn Martinsen of the Northern Star radio project and Bergen Kringkaster. Don't forget to check out the 1314 spot now and then!

The next card comes all the way from Colombia and the enthusiasts behind the stations Marfil Estereo / La Voz de tu Conciencia and Alcaravan Radio. Do listen in to their programmes when you are scanning the bands over the holiday season.

Here is one from Artur Fernandez Llorealla in Spain:

DE CEPRA: ¡Felices Fiestas!  Dolores Arce, Directora Ejecutiva CEPRA sent this card to ARC-member Thomas Nilsson,

Coming up next are greetings from our friend Torgeir Woxen of Norway:

Over to Finland and Jorma Mäntylä in Kangasala for the next season's greetings:

From the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, here is one from our friend BEFF Björn Fransson:

Och här kommer baksidan:

A nice picture from the winter wonderland of Northern Sweden and our friend Lars Bygdén:

fredag 19 december 2014

RTE 252 kHz remaining on the air until 2017

The RTÉ longwave service is to be extended until at least 2017.

RTÉ Radio 1 LW will operate a full service in 2015, with reduced hours in 2016 before working towards a full shutdown in 2017.

The service was due to end early next year after RTÉ postponed a decision to close the transmitter until 19 January. Read more. (RTE website)

måndag 15 december 2014

NDR Germany closing down MW transmitters

NDR is to close its four mediumwave transmitters on 13 January 2015, original report in German: http://www.radioszene.de/75141/letztes-weihnachten-fuer-ndr-mittelwellen.html

and in English but not well translated - sorry:: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.radioszene.de%2F75141%2Fletztes-weihnachten-fuer-ndr-mittelwellen.html&edit-text=&act=url

The frequencies affected are:
Hamburg-Moorfleet (972 kHz)
Flensburg (702 kHz)
Lingen (792 kHz)
Hanover (828 kHz)
James Robinson (15/12-2014)

Acc. to the above news from radioszene.de WDR, SR and BR also have plans about closing down their MW transmitters. Ydun Ritz (15/12-2014) via Jan Edh, ARC

måndag 8 december 2014

Radio Ukraine International 1431 starting service in Russian on December 10

The transmitter on 1431 kHz Radio Ukraine International plans to start its service in Russian on December 10th between 1500 and 1700 UTC. The transmissions are beamed to North-Northeast.  (Info from Mauno Ritola via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

torsdag 4 december 2014

Radio Ukraina International new on 1431 kHz

UKRAINA 1431 Radio Ukraina International (RUI) has started transmissions on December 1st with 800 kW from probably Mykolayiv in the southwestern part of the country. The transmissions are beamed to the northeast, but for the moment  only in Ukrainian.between 1500-1900. Excellent signal in Växjö. Information from Ukrainian sources via Mauno Ritola WRTH via Bengt Ericson, ARC.

torsdag 27 november 2014

Un saludo desde Caribeña 1000 AM

Un Saludo a " Arctic Radio Club" en especial a Jan Edh, Gert Nilsson y Fredrik Douren. que nos Sintonizan desde Suecia. (received from Caribeña 1000 AM by Jan Edh, ARC)

onsdag 26 november 2014

Energy Power AM 1395 back on the air

Energy Power AM in Dublin is back on their original frequency of 1395 kHz broadcasting over the weekends. Probably they will make tests on 1476 kHz during one of the coming weekends as some station is causing problems. In Dublin 1476 kHz seems very clear. I will be informed by the station CE.
Email from CE John Power via Bengt Ericson, ARC

lördag 15 november 2014

WVBF Taunton, MA 1530 now testing with 5 kW


tisdag 28 oktober 2014

WQEW New York 1560 sold to Family Radio

WQEW-1560 sold to Family Radio http://tinyurl.com/n8lrojw (Mike Bugaj, Enfield, CT, USA Oct 17, WTFDA mwdxgg via DXLD via Tore Larsson, ARC.) Heard carrying Radio Disney as late as 14.10 according to the latest ARC log.

CHRF Montreal 980 now on the air

980 CHRF Montreal "Radio Fierté" "AM le 80" noted at 2300. Wiki states proposed launch is November 2014. Good signal. (Paul Cranckshaw, Troon, Scotland via mwcircle 28.10.2014 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

torsdag 25 september 2014

RTE closing down LW 252 kHz

The longwave station of Radio Telefis Eireann on 252 kHz will be closed down on October 27, 2014. More information on the RTE Website  (Brock Whaley in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group.) This transmitter  was previously operated by commercial station Atlantic 252.

KTFI 1340 moving to 1270 over new transmitter

From Brian R. Howell Operations Manager Salt & Light Catholic Radio - KTFI - 1340 from Wendell ID: "Please make a note that next month you can pick up KTFI on the AM dial at 1270 - may be a stronger signal and better quality. I would be curious if you can hear it once we make that switch in October. We have purchased KXQZ in Twin Falls and will most likely (pending government approval) change the call letters to KTFI-AM 1270. As to what we will eventually do with the transmitter in Wendell (about 20 miles west of Twin Falls) remains to be seen - we trust the Lord will guide our actions to do His perfect will." (Tore B. Vik in Arctic Radio Club Facebook group) If you are on Facebook, please feel free to join our group Arctis Radio Club.

onsdag 10 september 2014

Cesky Impuls 981 kHz now on the air

The long awaited Cesky Impuls on 981 kHz is now on the air. Heard for the first time at 1700 UTC in Växjö, Sweden. Local sunset here at 17:30. It is dominating the frequency with a very good signal. Playing local Czech and Slovak music. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 5 september 2014

AFN Kaiserslautern 1107 closed down

The "old" AFN-frequency 1107 kHz has closed down acc. to Jürgen Bartel in Germany. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 1 september 2014

New Italian station relaying Radio Caroline on 1350 kHz

1350 kHz. The testing Italian (private/pirate?) station on the frequency is now relaying the stream from Radio Caroline, London. Listening at 20:45 UTC Sept 1st. (Bengt Ericson, Arctic Radio Club)

fredag 22 augusti 2014

Veronica Day by 192 Radio on the air on MW from Holland August 28-29

On Thursday 28 and Friday 29 August 192 Radio will broadcast live from Museum RockArt in Hoek van Holland. There will use the 3 restored Radio Veronica studios there. Broadcasts will be on the internet and on 1224 1332 and 1584 medium wave. More details and preliminary programme http://www.norderney192.nl/EE/index.php/site/norderney_nieuws/http://www.rockart.nl/rockart/ (Mike Barraclough on Facebook via Ronny Forslund, ARC)

torsdag 21 augusti 2014

Radio Seagull 1602 now on the air from the high seas

For those of you who liked listening to offshore radio in the 60s, 70s, and 80s a reminder that Radio Seagull has begun its live broadcasts from its radio ship, the LV Jenni Baynton, daily at 1700-0500 UTC on 1602 kHz and online worldwide at radioseagull.com and iTunes. These will continue through 31st August. For the live broadcasts, the web feed is using the mediumwave signal, thus giving you the feel of listening on mediumwave wherever you are. Coming up tonight at 2300 UTC is Bob Noakes, formerly of RNI and Radio Caroline. The schedule changes each day, so everyone is on the air but at different times. I'll be on board for the whole of next week, and really looking forward to it. Joining us next week is Carl Kingston, who some of you will remember from the Voice of Peace. For updated schedules and photos visit our special Facebook page - Radio Seagull Offshore 2014. (Andy Sennitt writes on Facebook via Mike Terry, MWDX via Tore Larsson, ARC)

onsdag 20 augusti 2014

Radio Nord Revival relayed by Radio Merkurs 1485 from Latvia

Starting tonight, Wednesday August 20, at 1900 UTC, Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia will be broadcasting Radio Nord Revival overnight until 0600 UTC on medium wave 1485 kHz. Power is 2,7 kW.

måndag 18 augusti 2014

New offshore broadcasts from Jenni Baynton by Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull

Paul Newman writes on Facebook:

The LV Jenni Baynton is now installed 3 miles off the Dutch coast and waiting our arrival for the commencement of live broadcasts from Wednesday 20th - Sunday 31st August.

Programmes will be in Dutch during the day from Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull's English service broadcasting each evening/night from 7pm - 7am CET (6pm - 6am UK).

(The Frequency is 1602 AM and online at http://www.radioseagull.com/ - Mike Terry, MWDX via Tore Larsson, ARC)

söndag 17 augusti 2014

Radio Nord Revival 2014 on the air live from The Castle, Vaxholm on August 23

On Saturday, August 23, Radio Nord Revival will be broadcasting again. This time from the Castle, off Vaxholm, Sweden, in connection with a big field radio day. The station will be broadcasting on MW 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget, Vallentuna. Licensed power is 2,5 kW but we may only be using 1 kW. Antenna height is 37 metres. There are also a number of SW frequencies, including a station from the actual castle. For forther info please check out www.radionordrevival.blogspot.com Test transmissions will be made prior to the official broadcasts.

The Castle is a very historic place radio-wise as it was from here that the very first broadcast on Sweden was made on September 1, 1919. (Ronny Forslund, ARC)

lördag 16 augusti 2014

Radio Disney switching off AM

Radio Disney is selling off 23 of its 24 stations, leaving just station KDIS 1110 in Pasadena, California on the air. KDIS used to be known as top-rated music station KRLA - the Big 11-10 from 1959-1982. Read more in this article:

Radio Disney is getting out of terrestrial radio, and concentrating on digital

tisdag 22 juli 2014

Cesky Impuls 981 kHz, formerly Radio Impuls AM

Now it was announced that the new station will be called “Cesky Impuls” (Czech Impuls). Last time I mentioned Radio Impuls AM, but it was a “working version”. The exact starting day of the new station it not known yet, now they mention September or October at the latest. Not mentioning tests in August anymore. Format: Czech+Slovak (pop) music with news. (Karel Honzik via Bengt Ericsson, ARC)

söndag 20 juli 2014

Radio Impuls AM 981 kHz with new format

From Karel Honzik in Czechia I have got the following information:

Radio Impuls AM will have a separate format for older listeners not // with the stream for Radio Impuls FM. They should start testing in August on 981 kHz. (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö)

fredag 27 juni 2014

Test transmission from Radio Impuls-AM 981 kHz

A test broadcast is now (June 27, 1100 UTC) on the air on 981 kHz from Libeznice (north edge of Prague, CZE) using Radio Impuls-FM modulation. A new station Radio Impuls-AM is planned for this frequency. The signal is aired from the same antenna as Radio Dechovka on 1233kHz. (Karel Honzik, mwcircle 27.6.2014 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

torsdag 26 juni 2014

Radio Waddenzee/Radio Seagull going offshore again

Petris Knapas has posted on Facebook:
21. June 2014

Hi folks,
I received a nice message from PanEuropean Radio, the organisation behind Radio Waddenzee and Radio Seagull.They are planning to go offshore again from the 2nd half of August;)... The Jenny (Baynton) shall be anchored 8 miles from the Dutch coast in open sea. THis means a much better reception in The Benelux, UK and Scandinavia. The ship can be visited during the offshore event, ticketprice for boattrip plus visit shall be announced later. The event is a special one in memory of the end of the Dutch offshoreradio period and the start of the in Spanish/USA/Mauritian based Radio Caroline, Mi AMigo, Monique, Laser and Delmare.

More information at the Facebookprofile of Radio Waddenzee and, in a short time. also at the site of both at 1602 KHZ operating stations http://www.radiowaddenzee.nl/ and https://www.facebook.com/Waddenzee1602AM/photos/a.259819454096954.64599.121958351216399/652277981517764/?type=1
Peter, Formal RNI2020 CEO
Mike Terry, via mwdx yg (21/6-2014) via Jan Edh, ARC

tisdag 24 juni 2014

New British RSL: SummerFest Radio heard on MW 1386 kHz

SummerFest Radio, Haddenham has been awarded a license from June 22 - July 6 on FM 87.9 MHz. However, the station is also being heard on MW 1386 kHz. This frequency is not announced by the station so it may be an unofficial relay, maybe by a pirate station. The MW signal is being heard with a good signal some 17 miles from Haddenham, so the transmitter should be located within the area. The SummerFest is a local beer festival and the station's website can be found at http://www.summerfestradio.co.uk/ No confirmation about the MW transmissions has so far been made by the station. (Bernt-Ivan Holmberg, ARC)

torsdag 22 maj 2014

WVBF increasing power to 5 kW

According to Tony Lopez, GM of WVBF Taunton MA 1530 kHz, the projected date of the power raise is now July 15-20. (Hasse Mattisson, ARC)

onsdag 7 maj 2014

Interview with Tony Lopez on the Ronny B Goode Show on May 7

You can listen to an interview with Tony Lopez, GM of WVBF 1530, on May 7 at 1800 UTC, repeated at the same time on Sunday, May 11. Link for listening: http://radio.osteraker.se The same show can be heard on Radio Merkurs 1485 on May 14 at 1800 UTC.

måndag 5 maj 2014

Special programme from the ARC convention from WVBF 1530

We were very pleased to have Tony Lopez, general manager of station WVBF 1530, Taunton MA, as our guest at the recent ARC Convention in Lessebo, Småland, Sweden. Tony will be broadcasting a special programme from Sweden on May 8 at 1300 UTC (1500 SST) and on May 10 at 1800 UTC (2000 SST). You can listen online by going to the WVBF webpage - just click the dog image to listen.

torsdag 1 maj 2014

Bretagne 5 soon on 1593 kHz?

The first step towards a new AM station? After six months, the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel has just published the result of a public survey which was established on March 19, 2013 as a foundation for an application of MW radio in Ile-de-France, Aquitaine and Bretagne. At the moment, although no definite date has been set for the application, it is a step forward for the MW transmissions of Bretagne 5. The board of the station will now be asking the CSA to set a date for further discussions about establishing a MW station in our region. (Bretagne 5 via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 25 mars 2014

Radio Waddenzee 1602 soon back on the air

The Netherlands From the 21st of April Radio Waddenzee will return to the air at 0600 UTC on 1602 kHz according to their webpage. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

måndag 24 mars 2014

DX test from WWXL Manchester KY 1450

For the second time, the DX test from WWXL Manchester KY 1450 has been postponed. The latest information is that the test will be broadcast on Sunday, March 30 at 0300-0400 UTC (via mwcircle via Tore Larsson, ARC)

måndag 10 mars 2014

AFN Stuttgart 1143 signing off

 AFN Power Network at Hirschlanden near Stuttgart will end its broadcasting on 1143 kHz with 10 kW. AFN has not renewed their contract with Media Broadcast according to A-DX. (10.3.2014 via BE)    

tisdag 4 mars 2014

Bandscan from Bolivia

Band scan La Paz/El Alto - late January 2014

Reception downtown La Paz, Bolivia. Daytime only; DX-stations not included.
All stations ID'ed unless otherwise stated. Some stations with limited
schedule (i.e. Sundays only, weekdays only etc.) - and many stations close
down quite early evenings local time. A few stations with more or less
distorted modulation.    RDS is generally not used on FM.

580 Radio Panamericana, La Paz
620 Radio San Gabriel, El Alto
650 Radiodiff. Integración, El Alto
680 Andina, La Paz
700 Radio Pacha Kamasa, El Alto
720 Radio La Cruz del Sur.   "Las buenas nuevas de salvación - somos
Radio La Cruz del Sur"
739.85 NEW:  Radio Pueblo de Dios
760 Radio Fides, La Paz
800 NEW: Radio Play, La Paz. "107.5 - Radio Play"
820 Radio Altiplano Advenir, La Paz. "Radio Altiplano Advenir 820 AM.
Sintonía de esperanza"
840 Radio Atipiri, El Alto. Quite rare - seldom heard.
880.1 NEW: Nueva Radio Jacha, La Paz. S/off noted at 0200 UTC.
900 La Popular, La Paz. "La programación mas estelar del 2014 - la de La
Gente 88.9 y La Popular 900 de amplitud modulada"
920 Radio Bartolina Sisa, El Alto. Probably weekdays only.
940 Radio Metropolitana, La Paz
961.4 NEW: Unid.  Noted with s/on 0930 UTC. Mostly religious screaming.
Sometimes relay of Radio Taypi  (1000 kHz).
980 Radio Mar, La Paz. "Más música, más diverción, más notícias,
sintoniza Radio Mar - más radio"
1000 Radio Taypi, La Paz. "Radio Taypi - Radio Taypi - La Mil AM"
1020 Red Patria Nueva, La Paz.  (Please note correct name: RED Patria
Nueva - and not "Radio")
1059.9 NEW:   Radio Presencia de Dios - Ministerio de Evangelismo.
1100 NEW: Universal Radio Continia.   "Transmite Universal Radio Continia
en 1100 amplitud modulada" (Not 100% sure of "Continia")
1120.05 Radio Celestial, El Alto
1160 Radio Continental, La Paz. Announces 2160 kHz (sic!): "Estan
escuchando Continental. La radio que nos informa, que nos alegra, y mobiliza
.. es tu radio syndical,  trabaja en onda media en 2160 kHz Radio
Continental. Tu companía permanente, transmite desde La Paz, Republica de
Bolivia, Corazon de Suramerica"
1180 NEW: Radio La Voz de Dios. Religious screaming and crying.  (ID's
very rare)
1200 NEW: Radio Carlos Palenque, La Paz. "La voz de los sindos. La voz de
los que gallan por miedo.  Radio red - transmitiende 1200 de amplitud
modulada. Palenque de communicaciones. La radio que sintoniza el pensamiento
- la voz y sentimiento del pueblo".
1220 NEW NAME: Radio Nueva Splendid, La Paz.  "Nueva Splendid - una
emisora informativa, cultural, educative y musical"
1260.1 NEW: Emisora Sonido do Carrodetupeca (rather uncertain about this
ID, but I don't  think the ID was Radioemisoras Unidas))
1300 Radio Sol - Poder de Dios, El Alto.
1360 NEW: Radio Cordiale, La Paz. "Desde la capital revolucionaria del
mundo, cada syndical de communicaciones. La voz de trabajadores Radio
Cordiale 13-60 amplitud modulada"
1400 Radio Nacional de Bolivia. Probably weekdays only.
1420.3 NEW: Unidentified  religious. (Several recordings but no ID)
1440 Radio Batallón Colorados, La Paz. (ID's are rare)
1480.05 Radio Amor de Diós, El Alto
1520.3 Radio La Luz del Tiempo, El Alto. (ID's are rare)
1540.25 Radio Bendita Trinidad y Espirito Santo, El Alto
1559.55 NEW. Radio Luz de Mundo. "..de la señala en camino de la salvación
1560 en amplitud modulada". (Continuous preaching; ID's are rare)
1580 Radio El Fuego del Espíritu Santo, El Alto
1600.1 La Voz del Espíritu Santo, El Alto

Best 73's
Stig Hartvig Nielsen,
La Paz - Bolivia
RX: Perseus SDR
AERIAL: Wellbrook loop and FM dipole