Re. 1089 and 1143 kHz:
It seems that they do not test on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now already for two weekends in a row. Last weekend 1143kHz was silent (1089 not testing yet), this weekend 1143 and 1089kHz seem to be silent. But it is irregular, so I could miss something… I do not sit at my radio all the time  🙂  But I check it usually around noon in Central Europe when it is usually on during working days with a test tone or Radio Rossii. Off in the late afternoon.

Karel Honzik to mwcircle iog (2022-10-30)


2rn-Summerhill, Co Meath. Due to an unforeseen technical fault our RTE Radio One longwave service is currently off the air and under investigation. 2rn apologies for any inconvenience
(2rn on Twitter 3pm BST 29 Oct.)

And still off air at midnight BST? Only Algeria audible here on 252.
73, Alan Pennington, bdxc-news via Mike Terry to Longwaveradilistening iog (2022-10-30)


The Mekele mediumwave facility:

It had in August 2021 been reactivated on 1359 kHz. Informations about the current state of this frequency would of course be of use.

That Radio Wegahta, broadcast on 918 kHz until 2017 or 2018, was an anti-Eritrea clandestine station. It would be a question for insiders if the specified charity was more than a puppet. I would, honestly, be surprised if this “product” was not commissioned by Ethiopia’s federal government of the time.

Of course this clandestine station disappeared at the latest when Abiy came into power and struck the big reconciliation with Afewerki. I do not remember reports about a reuse of the frequency – until now. Have not checked out or noticed so far the “similar audio” recording from 2019.

Remember the ongoing war that is of no interest to the first world, since there is so far no influx of refugees. I would thus start with the question whether the new transmissions come again from Tigray or perhaps this time from a transmitter under Abiy control.

Kai Ludwig to WOR iog (2022-10-30)

United States

Relevant Radio is selling in St. Louis and buying in Tucson.

Relevant Radio sells 1380 KXFN/105.3 K287BY St. Louis to The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for $570,000. The buyer owns 850 KFUO Clayton MO and holds a CP for 89.7 KFUO-FM Troy MO. KFUO applied earlier this month to move to the tower site owned by KXFN for its nighttime array.

Augusta Radio Fellowship will purchase Hot AC “Variety Hits 92.1” WBHC-FM and 1270 WHGS/96.1 W241DA Hampton SC from Bocock Communications for $350,000.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-10-28)


Radio Mongolia: I can confirm all three frequencies on air, heard with varying strength during the previous 5 nights (around 1400 and 2230 UT).
227 comes better than 164 and 209.

C K Raman, New Delhi to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-10-28)


Oct 28 – Was extremely happy today to actually catch the choral National Anthem from Radio Kiribati
on 846 kHz.; listening from tune in at 0717 till xmtr off at 0741 UT. Finally able to confirm for myself
that I have been listening to Radio Kiribati! Thanks again to Bruce Portzer for his helpful info!
0717-0723 UT: Non-stop songs in English.
0723-0728: open carrier/dead air.
0728-0730: Another pop song; never heard any announcements today, as is normally the case near closing down time.
0731-0733: Choral National Anthem (brief audio attached of a portion of NA); identical to the one as recorded by Bruce Portzer for the sign off on 1440 kHz., on Oct 12.
0733-0741: Open carrier/dead air till xmtr turned off.

Ron Howard to WOR iog (2022-10-28)


NOAA forecasters say there is a chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Oct. 29th when a stream of solar wind is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field. The gaseous material is flowing from a cheerful hole in the sun’s atmosphere.

Ydun Ritz (2022-10-28)