Vietnam

New 200 kW transmitters for 693 kHz (VoV1) and 819 kHz (VoV2) officially on the air since 15 January 2023.

Google translated from German:
VOV – Voice of Vietnam – increases broadcasting capacity in the Tay Nguyen highlands
(VOVWORLD) – The management of the VOV channel took part in the launch of a project to increase broadcasting capacity in the region on Sunday in the highland town of Buon Ma Thuot. The project has now been completed after five months. VOV’s coverage area has been increased fourfold there, and the station can serve nine million residents in a radius of almost 40,000 square kilometers. Residents in Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan and some Cambodian provinces are benefiting greatly.
Two transmitters with a capacity of 200 kW in the Tay Nguyen highlands. Radio programs of the news channel VOV1 on the frequency 693 kHz and the cultural and social channel VOV2 on the frequency 819 kHz. According to VOV deputy director Vu Hai Quang, Tay Nguyen highland is a particularly important place for the country’s social economy and security. Therefore, the role of communication and the media should be strengthened there.
https://vovworld.vn/de-DE/nachrichten/vov-erhohet-die-sendekapazitat-im-hochland-tay-nguyen-1168541.vov January 15, 2023

VOV erhöht die Sendekapazität im Hochland Tay Nguyen
(VOVWORLD) – Die Leitung des Senders VOV hat am Sonntag in der Hochlandstadt Buon Ma Thuot, an der Inbetriebnahme eines Projekts zur Erhöhung der Sendekapazität in dieser Region teilgenommen. Das Projekt ist nach fünf Monaten nun abgeschlossen. Das Empfangsgebiet von VOV wurde dort ums vierfache vergrößert und der Sender kann neun Millionen Einwohnern in einem Radius von fast 40.000 Quadratkilometern dienen. Einwohner in den Provinzen Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc, Phu Yen, Ninh Thuan und einigen kambodschanischen Provinzen, profitieren stark davon. Zwei Sender mit einer Kapazität von 200 kW im Hochland  Tay Nguyen.  Radioprogramme des Nachrichtenkanals VOV1 auf der Frequenz 693 kHz und des Kultur- und Sozialkanals VOV2 auf der Frequenz 819 kHz. Laut dem Vizeintendanten von VOV, Vu Hai Quang sei das Hochland Tay Nguyen ein besonders wichtiger Ort für die Sozialwirtschaft sowie die Sicherheit des Landes. Deshalb solle die Rolle der Kommunikation und der Medien dort verstärkt werden.
https://vovworld.vn/de-DE/nachrichten/vov-erhoht-die-sendekapazitat-im-hochland-tay-nguyen-1168541.vov 15. Januar 2023

Dr. Hansjoerg Biener (2023-01-26)

Czech Republic

DRM is now on air in the Czech Republic on a medium-wave channel that used to carry a powerful AM signal. It broadcasts on 954 kHz, with a reported power of 3 kW, from the České Budějovice transmitter site, in the country’s South Bohemian region, re-using the old AM antenna with a modulator connected to the existing 30 kW AM transmitter.
Radiožurnal, a news and journalism station that broadcasts 24 hours a day covering events at home and abroad, supplies the content. The station also carries music in between the news segments. According to the DRM Consortium, one Czech listener reported, “From my listening on the remote receivers, it seems to me that a few low-powered AM transmitters could cover the whole country.” A KiwiSDR in the country also reportedly received the DRM transmission. The DRM trial is scheduled to end in the second half of 2023.
https://www.redtech.pro/drm-tests-broadcasts-in-czech-republic/?fbclid=IwAR2G0Hbs3PAu-VHzBAKraEqI14P7Mbr-dH6plWN1eoEeTRi02t7I38WXico

Mike Terry to mwcricle FB group (2023-01-26)

United Kingdom

Absolute Radio
1197Nottingham/Trowell Moor is off-air this morning.

Nick Button to mwcircle iog (2023-01-26)


1215kHz from Lisnagarvey in N Ireland is still on & probably the last. Someone probably has to fly there or catch a ferry!
Several listeners are hanging out on this frequency via the Malin Head Kiwi-SDR.

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2023-01-26)

Perhaps Lisnagarvey but still very strong in the W of Scotland – Westerglen?

Paul Crankshaw to mwcircle iog (2023-01-26)


Weak in Central Scotland:
http://websdr.scotlandchat.co.uk/?f=1215.00amz10

Mauno Ritola mwcircle iog (2023-01-26)

United Kingdom

A survey here in East Yorkshire shows as follows:

Absolute Radio

1197 – loop heard to the south-east
1215 – loop heard to the north-west
1233 – not heard
1242 – not heard
1260 – loop heard to the south-east

GHR

990 – normal – Doncaster
1152 – normal – Newcastle
1170 – not heard – neither Stoke nor Stockton
1278 – not heard
1305 – normal – Barnsley
1530 – not heard, presumed off
1548 – normal – Sheffield

73 Andrew Brade to mwcircle iog (2023-01-25)

United Kingdom

Today’s medium wave closures +25 Jan 2023 – all Absolute Radio

Fareham 1215 kHz
Brookmans Park 1215 kHz
Wrekerton 1215 kHz
Moorside Edge 1215 kHz
Sideway 1242 kHz

Only 3 now remain on air. These are

Trowell 1197 kHz
Lusnagarvey 1215 kHz
Lydd 1260 kHz

James Robinson (2023-01-25)

Italy

Re.: https://mediumwave.info/2023/01/25/italy-71/
It is true, “Radio Z100 Milano” is inexplicably one channel higher on 1215 kHz. Even if “Absolut Radio” from the United Kingdom is gradually leaving this frequency, this is not really understandable because the 1206 kHz is actually largely free.
By the way, the live stream of “Radio Z100 Milano” on the Internet can be used for identification, which confirms the compliant broadcast over medium wave. Because “Radio Z100 Milano” plays soul and dance music non-stop without any announcements, such as naming the program name.
But “Radio Z100 Milano” cannot be received/listened to via the platform used by most Internet radio stations, but only via a link in the live stream on the regular Internet.
[translated from German / Ed]

Steffen Mehnert (2023-01-25)

United Kingdom

Apart from the Lydd transmitter on 1260, I’m still picking up Absolute Radio on 1197 KHz from somewhere in the northeast of England, as well as on 1215 KHz from somewhere in the north or centre of England, via various SDRs, as of 1500 UTC.

Liron (2023-01-25)

United Kingdom

Listening to various internet KiwiSDR sites around the UK, it seems that Absolute 1215 KHz transmitters was switched off this morning.

Also, Greatest Hits from Vicars Lots on 1530 KHz has been switched off. The MF band it getting very quiet now.

Mark to tx-list iog (2023-01-25)


Further to the post from Mark. He is incorrect. I cannot tell re the Nottingham or Lisnagarvey sites. I can monitor Lydd. The tape is still running at 1452UTC. The chat room on Digital spy refers to the above being the only ones left to turn off.

Dan Goldfarb (2023-01-25)

Russia

1089 kHz: At the 1st Februar 10:00 Moscow time, the transmission will be on air again. 1,2 MW.
Two days are tests, to listen to the propagation of the day/night signal and check the operation of the equipment. 
The decision was made by the authorities.  There is no information about the start of regular work yet. 

https://vk.com/wall-158109176_2822
[translated from Russian / Ed]
“On February 1, from 10.00 Moscow time, the Kuban Radio Center goes on the air at a frequency of 1089 kHz for a run that will take place TWO days until 10.00 Moscow time on February 3.
As before, I am waiting for your messages about the reception in VK, as well as by e-mail  andrey_hamradio@mail.ru
I draw your attention, dear radio amateurs! For the objectivity of the test, it is necessary to try to receive the broadcast on household portable receivers. This is of the greatest interest and effectiveness. Modern Chinese, Climbers, VEFs, Speedos…
Power – 1200 kW
In your review of the reception, please (if possible) indicate :
*Reception conditions (urban development, countryside…)
*Receiver
*Your assessment (excellent – good – satisfactory)
If possible, make a small audio or video clip.
If you wish to receive a QSL card, be sure to include your exact postal address with zip code. Cards for this test broadcast are ready (in Russia – paper, Abroad: e-qsl
All your comments, reports will be analyzed and transferred to the Radio Center.
Thank you in advance to everyone who will respond.73!”

Marco (2023-01-25)

India

Her Excellency Droupadi Murmu, Hon’ble  President of India will address the nation on the eve of Republic Day 2023 via All India Radio & Doordarshan on 25 January 2023 at 1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST). This will be relayed by all stations of AIR & Doordarshan.
AIR Live streaming  https://prasarbharati.gov.in/get-apps/

All stations of All India Radio will broadcast the Live Commentary of the Republic Day Parade  from New Delhi on  26 January, 2023 from 0410 UTC (9.40 am IST).
It will also be available on live streaming in https://prasarbharati.gov.in/get-apps/

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS to dxindia iog (2023-01-25)