Radiomuseum.org has started the project Cohiradia long ago using Videorecorders to conservate historical radio bands on MW, LW or SW. COHIRADIA stands as acronym for COnservation of HIstorical RAdiofrequency bands by DIgital A rchiving. The developement of 14Bit-DSPs in RSP1a or StemLab 25-14 (Red Pitaya) has improved the project a lot, because the dynamic range can reach as much as 80dB. VCR recordings were limited to about 40dB. Using these recordings everybody is able to feed his old radio with a real radio spectrum. If you don´t have the hardware, you can listen to the recordings by free software like SDR#. It is worth to have a look in the future, because the library will grow. https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_cohiradia.cfm
“Alger Chaine 3” on 252 kHz in Tipaza. Not only is the transmitter back on the air after a very long outage, but the RTA will also build up a stock of spare parts! It has just launched a consultation for the acquisition of spare parts for the energy equipment of the TIPAZA 1500 kW Long Wave station.
RTL France on 234 kHz in Beidweiller. More mixed speech of RTL on the stop of the long waves. The station recognizes that “The audience of RTL via the long waves is still important”. To this day, no more stop date exists. We are even talking about 10 years, 5 years or 3 years! The station will, however, continue to suspend its broadcast between 12:30 a.m. or 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m. During this time slot, the station rebroadcasts programs of the day. The station accuses the genes of reception “following the jamming caused by computer screens and any other equipment”! She also claims that the transmitter settings have not been changed, while the power has been reduced by five, compared to the glory days.
A rather weak Spanish speaking station was heard in Sydney, Australia on 1510 kHz, using 20m KAZ pointing to Central America, on 21 May. It was audible only for a short span of time past 20:30 PM Sydney time, and disappeared minutes after 21:00 PM, which makes it more interesting to ID it, as most CA/SA that were heard so far at this location/ on this antenna had their carriers audible for a longer time. I have recorded the ID announcement at the top of the hour at 21:00 PM, after the word “salud” it says “radio” and then (most likely) the name of the station that my untrained ears fail to ID. There are quite a few candidates on the mwlist, unfortunately I was not able to find any correlation. I wonder if anyone on the MediumWave might be able to ID the station? I have attached a short recording file. Many thanks in advance.
MWlist’s database shows wrong time for 657, 1278 and 1404 kHz. All these are used 24 hours a day. There is also an English language slot at around 00:01-00:05 UTC on all four active frequencies (657, 873, 1278, 1404).
Alexander Miatlikov (formerly Diadischev), Dniprorudne, Ukraine to MWlist iog (2022-05-23)
The designated frequency for “Radio Blackbeard” is probably 1494 khz, although this station sounds better to me on 1495 khz. on my car radio. “Radio Blackbeard” seems to only broadcast daily between 14.00 hrs. and 16.00 hrs. B.S.T. (15.00 hrs. and 17.00 hrs. C.E.T.), including to-day (Sunday).