I maybe got some news about MW in Russia (Moscow region).
There are 4 entries, 2 for Moscow and 2 for Noginsk (ногинск).
PLN 105100213 HJ 738 MOSKVA RUS 037E23 55N52 9 16 5 9.9 A 55 3
PLN 105100213 HN 738 MOSKVA RUS 037E23 55N52 9 16 5 9.9 A 55 3
MOD 119124195 HJ 738 NOGINSK MSK RUS 038E20 55N50 9 16 50 19.8 A 217 3 A/181
MOD 119124195 HN 738 NOGINSK MSK RUS 038E20 55N50 9 16 50 19.8 A 217 3 A/181
I don’t know what they exactly mean.
Noginsk is north of Elektrostal where another very old transmitter
was and it fits to the coordinates written in the document.
The transmitter in Noginsk is sometimes also referred as radio center
no. 9 (радиоцентр № 9) (that was Elektrostal), but is located different.
The antenna in Noginsk is almost new (as I know from 2006):
My language skills are too worse to understand what they’re talking, I
may find that out in some years.
As I know Noginsk got a new semiconductor based transmitter and has
been switched off in 2014.
The other location, Kurkino , fits to the other coordinates given.
It was already on air in 738 kHz, but for me it seems that this will be
switched to Noginsk.
I don’t know which location will be used.
Maybe our Russian users know about this topic? (Ed)
A minor G1-class geomagnetc storm is underway on Nov. 22nd as Earth passes through a fast-moving stream of solar wind. The gaseous material is flowing from a northern hole in the sun’s atmosphere. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for auroras especially during the hours around local midnight.
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-11-22)
Since the civil war began at the Tigray region of Ethiopia Voice of Tigray Revolution is off air on 5950 khz, but the transmitter on 1359 khz in Mekelle is on-air. I heard african music during local sunset under the mess of CNR and English stations, at the same time radio Dimtsi Hafash was audible on 840 kHz from Eritrea.
László Tringer (2020-11-19)
Radio208 has been running fine with 500 Watt from Ishøj on 1440 kHz with the new cooling system which was installed in the old CCA transmitter on September 24th.
Sometimes the connection from the studio to the transmitter in Ishøj breaks down. When this happens instrumental guitar is aired (from the DEVA device). We are considering how to overcome this problem.
Radio208 Newsletter (2020-11-18)
RTE Ireland [252 kHz] uses the same transmitter as Atlantic 252 did until it closed on 20 December 2002.
Atlantic 252 broadcast from Ireland with high power daytime authorised up to 500kW but reduced to 100kW overnight.
However, RTE uses lower power 24/7. Often Algeria is stronger than RTE on 252 here in the UK.
Mike Terry – pointing this out in a commentary track of WOR groups.io (2020-11-17)
DXpedition AIH124 in Lapland will be ending soon. On Saturday morning I’ll be heading south with Jim Solatie. I haven’t continued my daily postings here, because I’ve mainly tried to focus on working remotely this week, and so keeping all the recordings running at the same time has been enough of a challenge.
Propagation has been average, no terrific historic openings to any particular direction, but we did enjoy a few short bursts of rare stations for instance from Brazil, the U.S. Midwest and Queensland. Also, our new 214-degree wire turned out to be fabulous in netting stations from Nigeria, Algeria, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, when listening to more far-away targets didn’t keep us occupied.
Anyhow, here’s my five-cent tour of the Aihkiniemi DX cabin, shot in one take, mostly intended for those of you who haven’t yet visited the place.
Mika Mäkeläinen in DXing.info fb group (2020-11-14)
Absolutely worth a look! I would love to go there myself some day…. (Ed)
(CRTC) Canadians invited to share their views on AM and FM radio.
CRTC launches public consultation on its commercial radio policy.
November 12, 2020 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The CRTC is keen to hear from a wide range of Canadians about their radio listening habits, behaviours and views as part of its review of commercial radio.
This information will help the CRTC better understand how the radio industry can meet the needs and interests of Canadians in both official languages. It will also help the CRTC determine how best to update its regulations to ensure Canada’s commercial radio industry remains competitive in a digital environment.
Canadians are encouraged to share their opinions by completing an online survey by November 26, 2020.
Canadians can also submit their comments by February 1, 2021, using one of the following methods:
1. filling out the online form
2. writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON2, or
3. sending a fax to 819-994-0218.
All submissions will form part of this proceeding and will be added to the public record.”
Canadian Radio News fb group (2020-11-12)
As some of you may know Denmark has just one MW radio station, with one or two more planned. Since December 2019 Radio208 has been on air on the legendary frequency of 1440 kHz which Radio Luxembourg used for many years. The station name derives from the wavelength 208 metres (which is equal to 1440 kHz). Power is 500 watt.
Radio208 plays a selection of progressive, classic rock tracks and punk from 1964-1984.
Check this morning of various remote SDR’s indicates that Radio208 is heard quite well in most Europe.
Give it a try. Reception reports are most welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ydun Ritz (2020-11-11)
Recently, the North American DX club, IRCA, has released to the
public more than 900 past articles from their publication, DX Monitor.
Since 1964, the International Radio Club of America has been documenting medium wave DXing and DXers’ efforts to improve their understanding of radio reception and to develop better listening techniques. During that time, over 900 articles have been written, that have furthered the art of DXing.
Many of these continue to be relevant to the more general radio hobbyist, including articles about antennas, radio propagation, receivers and accessories, plus general technical information.
Previously, those articles were available only to club members, but they are now available to all. Go to www.ircaonline.org, and click on the “Free IRCA Reprints” button to download your own copies.
Thanks to Nick Hall-Patch (2020-11-10)
Today, and for the next few days, the largest sunspot of the new solar cycle (AR2781) will be facing Earth. This means any eruptions will be geoeffective, directly targeting our planet. So far, the sunspot has produced only C-class solar flares, but stronger eruptions are possible.
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-11-08)