United Kingdom

Radio Caroline North this weekend.
Benson is back! Grant Benson has popped over from Italy to join the presenters on this weekend’s RADIO CAROLINE NORTH broadcast – live from Ross Revenge. We’ve got all the hits from the 60s to early 90s – plus a chance to win a superb Valentine’s Gift Hamper in this month’s competition

Join us Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February on 648 AM across England, The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond, on 1368 AM in the North/North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, worldwide online at radiocaroline.co.uk, on smart speakers and on the Radio Caroline app.

Our broadcast sponsor is Turton Tower Woodland Cafe and our competition is sponsored by Felixstowe & Offshore Radio.
Few spaces available on trips over the weekend. Email boattrips@radiocaroline.co.uk for call 07564 228546 to book
(Radio Caroline on Facebook)

Mike Terry to WOR iog (2023-02-06)

Norway

Radio Northern Star is back on the AM band, and on its old frequency until 2019, so now on LLE-4, 1611 kHz, 400 watts. Ex The Sea. Only evening transmissions at the moment. Will not exclude later extensions of schedule.
5895 kHz LLE-3 came back last Monday still carrying a mix of RNS and The Sea.
Schedule 0659-1931 CET, technically engineering tests. Reports 1000 at northernstar.no.

Svenn Martinsen to DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB FB group (2023-02-05)

Denmark

The Danish DX Listeners’ Club DDXLK celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 3rd, and the “birthday party” was held in Kalundborg with a visit to the transmitter site of DR Kalundborg 243 kHz (in use since August 1927).
Below a photo of the two antenna masts and the Nautel transmitter which was installed in 2011 and active since June 16th the same year. The transmitter went on air, when we were standing in front of it. Fascinating.

The antenna mast seen from the city of Kalundborg.

The Nautel transmitter from 2011. Below specifications when on air.

Ydun Ritz (2023-02-04)

United Kingdom

Radio Caroline, Have applied to Ofcom for a substantial power increase, in relation to there 25Kw Transmitter.
Solar panels are being fitted between now and Easter, so it could happen in time for then.

Mike Simmonds (2023-02-04)

United States

Civic Media continues its expansion in Wisconsin with the purchase of Baraboo Broadcasting’s 740 WRPQ/99.7 W259BC/103.7 W279EG Baraboo WI for $400,000 plus a $13,000 brokerage fee. Civic Media will also license the seller’s Classic Hits “Max-FM” formatics, mascot, logo and service marks currently heard on the station. The Kory Hartman owned Baraboo Broadcasting retains its three LPTV’s in Baraboo.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/248267/station-sales-week-of-2-3/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-02-03)

Italy

Hello to all friends of the group!
I point out the change in frequency of RDE from 1584 to 1503 kHz.

RDERadio Diffusione Europea, for the past three years, has been the radio that carries Trieste’s voice on medium waves via the 1503 kHz frequency.
Message reserved for all Radio Amateurs who pick up the Medium Wave signal of European Radio Diffusion … Send us your listening reports to the mail address qsl (at) radiodiffusioneeuropea.net
Source: http://www.radiodiffusioneeuropea.net

73 by Nino Marabello via G.A.Marabello to WOR iog (2023-02-04)

United Kingdom

Radio Caroline Service Message:
“Friday 3rd Feb : 648 AM back on full power just after 14:00 hours. Thanks for your patience while we resolved this fault.”

Nico from Gouda HOL (2023-02-04)

Russia

Radio Sputnik 1089 kHz Krasnodar

Reports indicate this test transmission completed and ended earlier today.

Here is a summary from the station operator.

“Dear friends! Thanks to everyone who took part in the test. More than 150 emails have come in, and more are coming. I’ll try to answer everyone.

In the evening or night, I will finally study your messages, videos and photographs, and compile tables with data on admission. Ready-made results will be considered in Moscow and, of course, at the very center.

It is worth noting that the sports radio station TalkSport operates at a frequency of 1089 kHz. Her broadcast influenced the reception of the Sputnik from the Kuban Center. Using a different frequency is not possible, so we proceed from what we have today.

The signal was broadcast using an antenna 197 meters high. Circular Directional Diagram.

On February 1, there was a technical downtime caused by the failure of one of the lamps (tubes/valves) in the output stage. The staff on duty replaced the GU88A lamp and the transmitter returned to the air. More emergency situations for two days did not happen. The last time the RV-681transmitter went on the air was almost 9 years ago. Today’s test is the result of several months of restoration of the lamp giant, launched in 1989.

Since the equipment had been dismantled at the center for several years, only one working transmitter remained – the medium-wave RV-681. The dismantling of currently unclaimed transmitters (including shortwave ones) continues now. But the one that sounded on the air for two days now has immunity.

There are no further broadcast decisions yet. We wait.

By cards. Dear friends, there were a lot of applicants. The cards will be reprinted and gradually sent to their listeners. I prepare them for you from my salary. Therefore, patience. Everyone will get everything.”

Steve Whitt, mwcircle iog (2023-02-03)