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)

Another new Dutch MW station: Radio 0511

Radio 0511 is now testing on MW 1494 kHz and will be on the air with regular transmissions from September. Fixed schedule each Sunday:
11:00 - 13:00: Mark de Haan
13:00 - 14:00: Peter Nijdam 1
14:00 - 16:00: Mark Nicolai
16:00 - 17:00 Erik Bolhuis
17:00 - 19:00: Marco Cate
Times are probably CET.

tisdag 2 augusti 2016

New Dutch MW station; Q AM 1395

New low power mediumwave station is now on air in the Netherlands. Q AM (is NOT the same as Q Music) with oldies on 1395 kHz from Waardenburg, between Den Bosch and Utrecht. It's the second low power station on this frequency, Atlantis from the province of Friesland started about a month ago on 1395 kHz. (René van Hoof in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group)

måndag 18 juli 2016

Pispalan Radio, Finland 729 kHz

Jorma Mäntylä reports that Pispalan Radio in Tampere is now being heard with a great signal on 729 kHz some 40 km from the transmitter site. The station was earlier using a temporary license, broadcasting under the name Radio Gramox. This time the station has a permanent license. (Jorma Mäntylä via Tore Larsson, ARC)

söndag 19 juni 2016

Hörby MW 1179 kHz on the air again

Hörby Mellanvåg on 1179 kHz will be on the air from August 28 to September 10 2016. Den 3 september går Veteranljuddagen av stapeln i Hörby. Mera info på http://veteranljuddagen.se/veteranljuddagen%202016.html

torsdag 9 juni 2016

Heritage Radio 1602 testing

Heritage Radio 1602 kHz. Test broadcasts have commenced from Heritage Radio, Manchester on 1602kHz. Heard this afternoon (29 May at 1515UTC) on a portable with ferrite aerial alone in Buxton.  Presume new CR for Manchester. Asian music and OM announcing test transmissions. (Nick Rank) Launches 7 June, based at the British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Rd, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8BP. More at http://www.bmhc.org.uk/heritage-radio-coming-soon/
(Dave Kenny BDXC-UK via John Williams via Tore Larsson, ARC)

måndag 23 maj 2016

DX-test from Mongolia 1431 kHz

I want to spread the info about a MW DX test this week that I am helping with (especially those with Asian contacts, please re-post). The engineers need any help they can get, primarily recordings to see how the station is getting out. The guidelines for the test are below:
* Date/Time: May 25-28 1300-1700 UTC
* Frequency: 1431 (power will likely be between 100-500kw)
* Location: Mongolia with a target audience of South Korea
* Send recordings to C0000112@aol.com or upload to https://www.dropbox.com/request/gXQDEsPBCtGiuXn4UcIb
* Recording preferences: MP3 format, mono, no less than 32kbps, and no longer than 30 minutes
* File name should be the sender's initials (example: mine would be "CK") - day - time.mp3 (for May 24 at 1am: "ck-24-0100.mp3). If uploading to the Dropbox, please send an e-mail to the above address stating your listening location as well.
* If possible, do not set the receiver bandwidth to be narrow, but wide AM (at least 6kHz for example).
I hope we can get some help for these engineers who made the journey halfway around the world to set up this test.
(Chris Kadlec in the WRTH Facebook Group)

måndag 25 april 2016

Russian MW update

RUS-DX”  #  869

Broadcasting of Russia,

countries of CIS and Baltiya (ex. USSR).

Sunday / 24 April , 2016    



Radio station closed Teos broadcasting on a frequency of 1134 kHz and receive transmissions only on the Internet, on their page - http://s.teos.fm/

Now in Moscow there are only two working broadcast on medium wave frequencies:

612 kHz – Narodnoe radio and Radio Radonezh

738 kHz - World Radio Network.

(Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia)

St. Petersburg


RTRS Branch "St. Petersburg Regional Center" turned off the medium wave transmitter radio center №11 (Krasny Bor). The transmitter "SRV-50" broadcast station "Radio Teos" at a frequency of 1089 kHz. Power equipment is 30 kW.

One of the unique antenna towers located in the Red Bor - a highly directional antenna system "Dawn" medium wave range. The antenna system consists of 26 metal towers height of 41 meters each. The length of the chain towers - 2.1 km. Antenna complex supplement the four-mast antenna height of 271, 257, 106, 93 and 80 meters of antenna systems of short-range. The total output power of transmitters DV-, SV- and HF bands reached 10.6 mV.

A quarter-century radio center worked with almost 100% load. 23 hours a day, eighteen short-wave transmitters "Snow" broadcast "International Radio Moscow", "the first program of the All-Union Radio", "Radio Mayak", "Leningrad Radio", "Radio Station Atlantic", "radio station Motherland" and other programs of the Soviet domestic and foreign broadcasting .

Loading powerful transmitters broadcasting radio center in the Red Bor began to decline in the late 90s. For 15 years, we were off "Buran" transmitters and transmission hardware broadcasted SV- and HF bands. The transmitter "Radio Teos" was the last powerful transmitter radio center. Transmitting equipment mothballed.

(Russian radio and television via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow)

fredag 22 april 2016

Radio Caroline North on the air April 23-24

Radio Caroline North returns from 23rd - 24th April, broadcasting live from the Ross Revenge online and on 1368 AM courtesy of Manx Radio.
This time the Caroline story moves forward to the station's return in 1983 and we'll hear from many of those involved, including Peter Chicago and Tom Anderson.
So join us from 6am on Saturday!
Please send suitable music choices and memories to memories@radiocaroline.co.uk
http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk (Mike Terry in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook group)

måndag 18 april 2016

Venezuela turning the clock forward

On May 1 Venezuela will turn the clock 30 minutes forward to get more daylight in the evenings. (Tore Larsson, ARC)

tisdag 5 april 2016

Chernivtsy, Ukraine 657 kHz reactivated

The transmitter in Chernivtsy on 657 kHz has been reactivated and broadcast program 1 in parallell to Mykolaiv 549 kHz and Kharkiv 837 kHz between 0300-2000 UTC (Jaroslav Derevyagin via Mauno Ritola ARC). All three stations are received very well in Växjö. Radio Ukraine International are broadcast on 1278 and 1431 kHz (Bengt Ericson ARC)

fredag 4 mars 2016

New version of DXtreme Reception Log software just released

Maybe this can be of some interest to some of you DX-ers out there:

DXtreme Software™ has released a new version of its popular logging program for radio
monitoring enthusiasts: DXtreme Reception Log X™ (Version 10.0).

For further information go to http://www.dxtreme.com/ Any questions you may have can be directed to bobraymond@dxtreme.com

tisdag 16 februari 2016

Bergen Kringkaster back after power outage

Our radio stations LLE-4 and LLE-3 have been off the air on 1611 and 5895 kHz due to a power outage. Everything has been restored and the next transmissions will be on February 17 0500 UTC on 1611 and 0700 on 5895 kHz. 2100- on 1611 and 1600- on 5895. Reports to reports@bergenkringkaster.no or 1000@northernstar.no (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)

tisdag 9 februari 2016

New digital station on 810 kHz from Abu Dhabi

The world’s first Malayalam-language digital radio station is now broadcasting from Abu Dhabi.

Pravasi Bharathi 810 AM was launched with a live broadcast from popular playback singer, G Venugopal.

The official switch-on was performed by Abdul Rahman Awadh Al Harthi, executive director of radio for Abu Dhabi Media, and Noushad Abdul Rahuman, chairman of Pravasi Bharathi Broadcasting Corporation. Also present at the inauguration ceremony were K C Joseph, Kerala’s minister for rural development, planning, culture and Norka.

Pravasi Bharathi 810 AM is also the first digital-radio station in the Middle East and North Africa region. The channel is broadcast under the licence of Abu Dhabi Media and Media Zone Authority, Abu Dhabi.

The station hosts analogue transmission from 5am to 12.10am each day, with digital transmission between 12.10am and 5am every day, broadcast from its headquarters in Al Maqta.


(The National via the WRTH Facebook group)

måndag 1 februari 2016

Active MW stations in Ukraine



Ukraine on medium wave.


549 kHz / UR 1 / Luch (Mykolaiv region.) / 0400 – 2100 / 720 kW

765 kHz / R. "Mayak" (disabled / test) / Petrovka (Odessa region.) / 40 kW

837 kHz / UR 1 / Taranovka (Kharkiv region.) / 0400 – 2200 / 150 kW

837 kHz / R. "Bukovina" / Chernivtsi / 0600 – 1100 / 30 kW

990 kHz / Oblastnoe Radio 2 Dnepropetrovsk / Dnipropetrovsk / 1000 - 1200 / 2.5 kW

1044 kHz / Oblastnoe Radio Ivano-Frankivsk / UR 1 / Verkhovyna (Ivano-Frankivsk region.) / 0400 – 2100 / 1 kW

1278 kHz / UR 1 / tests VSRU / Petrovka (Odessa region.) / 1700 – 2200 / 100 kW

1377 kHz / R. "Khvylya" / Vinnytsia / 1100 – 1515 / 7 kW

1377 kHz / channel "Nikolaev" / Mykolayiv / 0800 - 0900 / 3.5 kW

1404 kHz / UR 1 / Ishmael (Odessa region.) / 0400 – 2100 / 10 kW

1431 kHz / VSRU / Luch (Mykolaiv region.) / 1700 – 2100 / 800 kW

(www.dxing.ru, forum)

("RUS-DX"  #  857)

 Anatoly Klepov,

Moscow, Russia

onsdag 20 januari 2016

Radio Northern Star, Bergen now on regular schedule

Radio Northern Star in Bergen, Norway now has a regular broadcasting schedule. Under a test and development license we are using LKB LLE's LLE-4 station on 1611 kHz 186 metres MW and a Skanti TRP-8250 HF 250 Watts remotely controlled transmitter, in USB mode and a refurbished Comrod antenna.

Time is CET = UTC+1
Sunday 05:00-05:30 and 22:00-23:30
Monday 07:00-09:00 and 17:30-18:30
Tuesday 00:02-01:30 and 18:30-19:30
Wednesday 06:00-06:30 and 22:00-22:30
Thursday 00:30-02:00 and 19:30-20:30
Friday 08:00-10:00 and 20:30-21:30
Saturday 07:00-07:30 and 21:30-22:00
At all 16½ hours of transmission.

Monitored so far in AM mode @65 watts in the Shetland Islands, England, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. The current distance record belongs to Bjarne Mjelde i Finnmark, 1574 kms! 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 via Tore Larsson, ARC (19/1-2016)

söndag 10 januari 2016

Active MW stations from S:t Petersburg

Currently active MW stations from St. Petersburg:

 684 kHz / 1700-2100 UTC / Radio Radonezh
 828 kHz / 2200-0200 UTC / Radiogazeta "Slovo" (Radio newspaper "Slovo")
 828 kHz / 0200-0600 UTC / Pravoslavnoe Radio St.Petersburg (Orthodox Radio St. Petersburg)
 828 kHz / 0600-1400 UTC / Radiogazeta "Slovo"
 828 kHz / 1400-1800 UTC / Pravoslavnoe Radio St.Petersburg 
 828 kHz / 1800-2200 UTC / Radiogazeta "Slovo"
1053 kHz / 0500-2100 UTC / Radio Maryja
1089 kHz / 0515-1400 Monday - Friday, excluding holidays / Radio Teos
 "RUS-DX" # 854 (http://www.spb.rtrn.ru/) (Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia)

torsdag 7 januari 2016

Czech MW update

Cesky Rozhlas is broadcasting CRo2 Dvoyka on 639, 954 and 1332 kHz 03-23 UTC. However the smaller transmitter on 639 Ostrava-Svinov 30 kW joins CRo Plus at 1500.It is strange that on 639 kHz there will be one strong (Liblice) and one weak (Ostrava-Svinov) broadcasting different programs. Acc. to Cesky Rozhlas it is difficult to find a suitable FM-frequency for Ostrava, a big town now covered by Svinov on MW. The distance between the 750 kW and 30 kW transmitters is 250 km. Strange planning! Information from Karel Honzik and Mauno Ritola. (Bengt Ericson, ARC

tisdag 5 januari 2016

New UK station: Dales Radio, Yorkshire 936 kHz

An Update from Dales Radio.........The NEW radio station for the Yorkshire Dales will be launching on 11th January. On AM, FM and on line. We've also decided as a result of it being on AM and FM and Online we should call it Dales Radio. Does what it says on the tin, as we say in Yorkshire!

We hope you'll like the new station. Dales Radio has a new website at www.dalesradio.co and we are now streaming live.

Dales Radio will be funded through grants, donations and local advertising - a chance for local businesses to promote their products and services across the Dales at very reasonable rates. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

email info@dalesradio.co or message us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/DalesFM/

Tune in now - Settle and Grassington on 104.9FM and Hawes/Central Dales on 936AM. We will be bringing Dales Radio on FM to Ingleton, Leyburn, Kirkby Stephen and Sedburgh very soon too! In the meantime listen live via our stream or on 936AM.

Thanks for reading and keep listening! (Dales FM Facebook Group via Mike Terry via Tore Larsson, ARC)