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

*** DX TEST ALERT ***
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)