A reminder if you want to listen to Czech Republic’s MW transmitters. By the end of 2021, in 4 days, the following transmitters will be closing down for good: CRo Radiozurnal 270 kHz CRo Dvojka 639, 954 and 1332 kHz CRo Plus 1071 kHz.
Radio Crimea Realities. 648 kHz. RCR is already finishing transmissions on 648 kHz at 17.00 UTC, after that Slovenia and? Iran?. Rumen Pankov, Sofia, Bulgaria / “deneb-radio-dx“ – Since the beginning of December, Crimea.Realii has been broadcasting on 648 kHz from about 13 to 17 UTC. Sometimes a little less (from 14 UTC), sometimes it was already at 12:55 UTC. There is a suspicion that this is due to the budget, which at the end of the year is not enough for round-the-clock broadcasting, so they get out as best they can … Alex Miatlikov, Ukraine / “deneb-radio-dx“ – The program “Crimea.Realii” is being broadcast, prepared by Radio Liberty in cooperation with Ukrainian Radio. Broadcasting is in Russian and (partly) Ukrainian. WEB: http://ru.krymr.com Handbook “Radio broadcasting in Russian. Autumn 2021 – spring 2022”. Editor Alexander Berezkin, Russia
Another SAQ antenna tuning test on 27th December. Perhaps it could be important to inform all users that SAQ will tomorrow make another antenna tuning test to reach an adjustment that was already reached in the past (before SAS/40,4kHz takes over again):
“Did you hear us – or not? We want your listener report, no matter what. SAQ is testing on December 27th A unique opportunity to receive SAQ has emerged! Even though the Alexanderson alternator from 1924 did perform well on Christmas Eve morning on Dec 24th, we would like to learn more about how to tune the transmitter optimally. So, on December 27th, SAQ will be on air again, for shorter periods of time, between 10:00 – 12:00 CET (09:00 – 11:00 UTC) performing some tuning tests. Your comments are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Chance of Christmas storms (Updated): Multiple M-class solar flares this week have hurled at least two faint CMEs toward Earth. NOAA forecast models predict glancing blows on Dec. 24th and 25th. The impacts, albeit weak, could combine to produce G1-class geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras during the Christmas holiday. https://spaceweather.com/
1520 kHz: Radio da Cidade, Mogi das Cruzes. Like so many medium wave stations in Brazil, Radio da Cidade, which is distant no more than 50 km from São Bernardo, is also transmitting with a minimal power possible (like a just ‘tiny candle fire’), awaiting the migration to the new FM band (76.1 – 87.7 MHz). The FM frequency planned for Radio da Cidade, is 83.9 MHz.
Medium wave broadcasts from the Gimje City transmitter center on 1170 kHz which had been cut off on December 1 are expected to resume around January 1. The shutdown was caused by extensive maintenance work. Power: 500 kW QTH 35° 49′ 20″N, 126° 52′ 10″E
Michel Fremy to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2021-12-23)
Which transmitters will be shut down after Dec 31 – if any? Or just in Northeast of India.
“The All India Radio’s (AIR) transmitter, the national radio broadcaster of India will completely be shut down after December 31. The centre has provided services to a large geographical area but now the listeners will be deprived from the services as the programmes will now be run under a FM channel and in the mobile application. The AM service in the medium wave is providing services in around 200 kilometer area and the FM services reaches around 40-50 kilometer area which means the FM service will not reach entire listeners. On the other hand, not all people in the rural areas have smart phones to listen to FM or in the mobile application. This means, the thousands of listeners of medium wave which is providing services since 73 years will now be limited. According to reports, the rate of the transmitter to provide AM services has been increased and therefore it has been decided that 6 transmitters will be closed down. All India Radio is the largest radio network in the world, and one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world in terms of the number of languages broadcast and the spectrum of socio-economic and cultural diversity it serves. AIR’s home service comprises 420 stations located across the country, reaching nearly 92% of the country’s area and 99.19% of the total population. AIR originates programming in 23 languages and 179 dialects. People from the rural areas eagerly wait for the ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is aired on All India Radio and with the handing over of the radio station into an FM channel, the rural people will be disconnected as the FM channels doesn’t get network in those areas. That is, the rural people will not be able to listen to ‘Mann Ki Baat’ anymore. The question is hasn’t the government want these people to listen to Mann ki Baat aired in All India Radio or has they thought of any other programmes.” https://newslivetv.com/all-india-radio-transmitter-to-be-shut-down-after-dec-31/
A nice peak from North America at 05:15 local (03:15 UTC). Fortunately South America was below usual strength to allow 5kW USA stations through.eg 1460 WTKT Fox Sports 1470 WSAN Real Oldies (changed on 3rd Dec). 1460 WTKT Fox Sports Radio Harrisburg PA 12810km https://youtu.be/wsox3lq_y8Q 1470 WSAN Real Oldies Allentown PA 12700km https://youtu.be/qpK_IRXVzBw