New Zealand

New Zealand AM New Update.
Here is an update regarding various AM stations in New Zealand, which may be of interest.
 918kHz RNZ National New Plymouth NZL – Moved to 101.2MHz FM.
 981kHz Star Timaru NZL – No longer on air. (Still operating on 594kHz).
1053kHz Newstalk ZB New Plymouth NZL – Moved to 96.4MHz FM.

Incidentally, has anybody else experienced a gradual static build up on the AM band over recent months? Here at my location, the static on AM appears to have doubled all through the house. So far, I have not been able to positively detect the exact cause, as the static seems to be the same level all over. When the weather clears up, I hope to test my portable radios further up the back yard to see if anything improves.

Static on AM and even SW bands seems to be a more common worldwide problem these days. My thoughts are that it is all the new technology being used that seems to be adding to the problem.

Regards, Robert Copeman to ICDX-AM iog (2022-10-28)