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)


2rn – Summerhill, Co. Meath.
Complete outage due to essential engineering work will affect the RTÉ Radio One [252 kHz] Long Wave service between 10:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday 10th January 2023.
(2rn @2rnNMC on Twitter, Jan 7th 2.23pm)

Alan Pennington to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2023-01-08)


I have noted a few loggings of RTL with very weak signal on the old frequency 234 kHz.

I think the transmitter is operated the same way as Kalundborg on 243 kHz. When the transmitter is switched off the exciter is still active. The power of the signal from the exciter is attenuated when it passes through the switched off power stage. But a small amount is still radiated. In 2015 Terecom estimated that 1 – 5 Watts were radiated as an open carrier on 243 kHz. Modern high power transmitters are operated in that way.

Karl-Erik Stridh (2023-01-05)

United States

WSM 650 kHz confirmed for us on Twitter that the maintenance work is complete, so no dice on an open freq this grayline.

Loyd Van Horn to irca iog (2022-12-06)

United States

WSM 650 on Reduced Power Until 6 PM CST–Sunset DX Opportunity.

WSM 650 in Nashville is doing some tower maintenance today, and currently operating at reduced power. This will last until 6 PM Central Time. Great opportunity for some sunset DX today. 

The Courtesy Program Committee has already reached out to thank WSM Radio for alerting listeners to this maintenance period. It would be great if DXers could send a short email to WSM thanking them as well. 

Les Rayburn to irca iog (2022-12-06 20.50 UTC)


RTE R1 scheduled to be off air (again) on Tuesday:
2rn-Summer Hill Co, Meath:

Complete Outage RTÉ Radio 1 Long Wave 252 for 8 hrs between 09:00 to 17:00 on 22nd of November 2022(2rn on Twitter 20 Nov)
(via Alan Pennington – BDXC)

Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-11-20)


Just tweeted:
14 November 2022

2rn-Summerhill, Co Meath. Due to an unforeseen technical fault our RTE Radio One longwave service [252 kHz] is currently off the air and under investigation. 2rn apologies for any inconvenience.

Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-11-14)


RTE R1 252 kHz LW off air again on Tuesday 15 November

2rn – Summerhill, Co. Meath. Complete outage due to essential engineering work will affect the RTÉ Radio One longwave service between 09:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday 15th November 2022.
(2rn @2rnNMC on Twitter 12 Nov)
(252 kHz was also off due to “unforeseen technical fault” back on 29-30 Oct)

73, Alan Pennington, BDXC iog via Longwaveadiolistening iog (2022-11-12)