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

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)

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)

Russia

1089 kHz Krasnodar
I can receive  it right now in Krakow, Poland on my apartment balcony with Belka-DX (new version with LW and MW) and its whip antenna. Sounds like typical russia propaganda (but…what else to expect?). Has same signal level as TalkSPORT on same freq so hear both at the same time.

Valerii to mwcircle iog (2023-02-02)

Faroe Islands

531kHz station is off air.

KVF returned at 1352utc on 531kHz as did the noise around 625kHz and 860kHz.
Clearly confirms the noise is coming from or being caused by KVF. The “noise” actually sounds like splatter as it is correlated with the modulation on 531. Oddly when the modulation on 531 is silent the unwanted energy ~625 and 860 is worse. When 531 is heavily modulated then the unwanted noise reduces.
Doesn’t look like the 531 tx has been repaired.

Steve Whitt, mwcircle iog (2023-01-31)

We’ve been advised by KVF that they are investigating this and operating on their standby transmitter today.

Steve Whitt, mwcircle iog (2023-02-01)