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


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.