Monaco

LW from Roumoules? (https://mediumwave.info/2022/08/13/france-6/)
Is that 2000 Central European summer time? Strange, that I don’t have the faintest carrier here in Finland at 1800 UTC. Maybe not full power.

Mauno Ritola to MWlist iog (2022-08-13)


Yes indeed, CEST, local time here in Belgium (and France) – so just before and after 1800 UTC. Reception certainly wasn’t as strong as I thought it would be, but having never listened to regular RMC broadcasts on this radio, I can’t very accurately compare.

Raphael Cockx (2022-08-14)

Monaco

RMC testing (?) on longwave again.
I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across RMC (216 kHz from Roumoules, France) again tonight on my car radio, just outside of Brussels, Belgium. Reception not as good as RTL or RTÉ further up the band, but still pretty easy to understand.

I tried my best to capture the reception on my cellphone. Here are two videos that I took:
https://youtu.be/40uskmuulWQ
https://youtu.be/rS3nWTLYeRY

Raphael Cockx (2022-08-13)

See https://mediumwave.info/2022/03/23/monaco/ / Ed

United Kingdom

Radio Caroline is looking for £500,000 to refurbish the Ross Revenge “finally and thoroughly”. If that does not work within a reasonable period of time, the ex-pirate threatens to have to give up his historic radio ship.

August 14 remains a very special date in British radio history and Radio Caroline has been using this information for several years to organize a fundraising. This year’s annual four-day fundraiser will run on Radio Caroline and Caroline Flashback until midnight UK time, Monday, August 15, and on Radio Caroline North, live from MV Ross Revenge, until closing on Sunday, August 14.

Anyone who donates £30 or more or becomes a member of the Radio Caroline Support Group will receive a special limited edition retro t-shirt based on Radio Caroline’s famous 60’s car sticker. The income from this year’s fundraiser will be split between two major projects.

The first is to install solar panels at the Orfordness transmitter site to power the AM station on 648 kHz. Not only will Caroline be the first completely ‘green’ radio station in this way, it is also intended to better withstand the unpredictable price increases of electricity. The majority of the electricity supply on the Ross Revenge is now also realized via solar panels.

But the second project, also the biggest challenge in the coming years, will be raising funds to finally get the Ross Revenge into dry dock. “Without urgent, extensive repairs, the future of our historic radio ship is very uncertain,” said Caroline.

“Our volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain the ship for many years, but the work required now is beyond our capabilities. The Ross needs to come out of the water and undergo a thorough overhaul.”

To realize this, the new charity ‘Ross Revenge Home Of Radio Caroline’ was created. The target is to raise £500,000 and then apply for a grant and other funding.

For Radio Caroline, the rescue of the ship is a matter of vital importance. “Without our ship, we also lose vital revenue from our incredibly popular tours and live offshore broadcasts.”
https://radiovisie.eu/radio-caroline-zoekt-500k-voor-restauratie-ross-revenge/

Nico from Gouda HOL (2022-08-13)

United Kingdom

RADIO MI AMIGO [via CWR] 1476khz AM.
Listened today 1150 – 1210UTC tuned to 1476kHz on the car radio in the Nottingham area.
1150 – 1200 Keith Skues interviewing YL (Mary?), talking about the “Knees” club…
1200 Carillon news and ID
1203 – 1210 Keith Skues on board LV 18 from Harwich with music (Procol Harum, Whiter shade of Pale, Duane Eddy.”
Usual good local signal from 1476kHz TX.

Nick Button Nottingham/UK IO92jv AR7030, Airspy HF+ Discovery, 15m end-fed, ALA1530 via mwcircle iog (2022-08-13)

Lithuania

Lithuanian radio station to inform Russian speakers about war in Ukraine.

VILNIUS – A radio station in Lithuania resumed its operation in early August and will use medium-range waves to rebroadcast the Russian-language radio station Radio Pravda for Russian speakers in Europe and Asia, including Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Speaking with BNS on Friday, Valdas Kaminskas, a spokesman for the Lithuanian Radio and Television Center (Telecentras), said the radio station in Sitkunai, Kaunas District, central Lithuania, had largely stopped broadcasting around a decade ago, but now resumed broadcasts in early August at the request of the Netherlands-registered radio station Radio Pravda. Information and educational information is broadcast every day, using medium-range radio waves, from 8 pm to midnight to reach listeners in Europe and even Asia.

“These are broadcasts for Russian-speaking audiences, the waves travel far, the broadcasts are evening broadcasts and the program is broadcast from 8 pm to midnight. As they say now, broadcasts are aimed against disinformation, against war, to compensate for Russian anti-Ukrainian propaganda. These radio broadcasts are mainly intended for this purpose”, Kaminskas said.

In his words, broadcasts reach Ukraine, Belarus, the European part of Russia, but the signal goes even beyond the Urals, reaching Siberia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

In preparation for the broadcasts, Telecentras rebuilt and upgraded part of the infrastructure of the long-disused Sitkunai radio station.

The radio station near Kaunas came online in 1950 and then played a major role during the January, 1991 events when Soviet troops occupied the Lithuanian Radio and Television building and the TV Tower in Vilnius as it was temporarily used to broadcast news and images to the whole world.

The station stopped broadcasting medium-wave program in 2003 and continued to broadcast short-wave programs for some time before suspending operation completely around eight years ago.

https://www.baltictimes.com/lithuanian_radio_station_to_inform_russian_speakers_about_
war_in_ukraine/ BNS/TBT Staff 2022-08-12

Ydun Ritz (2022-08-13)

India

India is celebrating its 76th Independence Day on 15 August 2022.
Details of special programs by All India Radio for the occasion is as follows:

14th August 2022 (Sunday)  1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST) onwards “Address to the Nation” on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English by Smt.Draupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India.

All stations of All India Radio will relay this on MW, SW & FM.
Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies :

kHz     kW       Station
4760    2.5     Leh          

MW Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/mw/freq.htm
FM Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/fm/airfreq.htm

Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24×7
——————————————–

15th August 2022 (Monday) 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST)

All India Radio will live broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minister’s address to the nation to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2022 on the following SW frequencies.

English:
13710 Bengaluru 500 kW

Hindi:
9950   New Delhi 100 kW
11560 Bangalore 500 kW

The Regional SW Stations will start using their day time frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows :

kHz     kW       Station
4760    2.5      Leh          

All stations of AIR on MW, FM & ‘Akashvani AIR’ YouTube Channel will relay the running commentary.
MW Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/mw/freq.htm
FM Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/fm/airfreq.htm

Live streaming of the above programs is available in:
https://t.co/gCNx9P5t9khttps://t.co/yQKsYwKCMV
http://allindiaradio.gov.in/
https://mib.gov.in/media/all-india-radio

Reception Reports to :
Please send your reception reports on line at: http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/
or by email to: spectrum-manager@air.org.in or spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in
or
Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204, Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

Watch the events live on Doordarshan TV  on all their channels .Try the following links:
DD National:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RhpgO2ItQ
DD News: http://webcast.gov.in/

Thanks to Nirmal Kumar.

Alokesh Gupta & Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-08-13))

United States

Townsquare Media will break the simulcast of News/Talk 970 KBUL/103.3 K277DS Billings and 95.5 KCHH Worden/95.1 K236AB Billings MT on Monday, August 15.

The News/Talk brand will only be heard on 970 and 103.3 as KCHH drops its simulcast of KBUK after eleven years. KCHH/K236AB began simulcasting in April 2011. The 103.3 translator, which is permanently tied to 970 KBUL, signed on in December 2021.

Townsquare has not yet announced what will come to KCHH. We did report on domains registered by the company for it and CHR “97.1 Kiss-FM” KKBR Billings in our July 31 Domain Insight report.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/237707/kbul-on-the-move/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-12)

Lithuania

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1759345/lithuania-to-broadcast-into-russia-radio-programme-against-war.
Lithuania will start broadcasting a Russian-language, Netherlands-registered radio station, Radio Pravda, which will be accessible to audiences in Russia, Belarus, and elsewhere.
“These are broadcasts for Russian-speaking audiences, the waves travel far, and the programme is broadcast from 20:00 to midnight,” Valdas Kaminskas, a spokesperson for the Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre (Telecentras), told BNS.
“The broadcasts are aimed against disinformation, against war, to compensate for Russia’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda,” he added. The programme will be picked up as far as Siberia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan, according to Kaminskas.
Radio Pravda will be broadcast from Sitkūnai in central Lithuania.

The Sitkūnai radio station originally came online in 1950 and then played a major role during the January 1991 events. In their attempts to topple the Lithuanian government, which had declared in March 1990, Soviet troops occupied the Lithuanian Radio and Television building and the TV Tower in Vilnius.
Lithuania’s broadcasts then moved temporarily to the Sitkūnai station. It ceased broadcasting medium-wave programmes in 2003 before being shut down entirely eight years ago.

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-08-12)

Australia

I checked last night on 1557 KHz, Kix Country Radio was the dominating signal on this frequency in Sydney at my QTH. There was no ToH ID at midnight (!). Caught the ID later.

Otherwise no signs of the Taiwan powerhouse [1557 kHz / Ed] were observed. 

Tomas, VK2CCC to ICDX-AM iog (2022-08-11)


I’m guessing KIX 1557 didn’t ID at the TOH (AEST) because they’d be on South Australian time (1130 when 1200 here). 

William Renton to ICDX-AM iog (2022-08-12)