China Huayi Broadcasting Corporation, the external broadcasting station for Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao/South East Asia, located in Fuzhou, has stopped their MW broadcasting on 873kHz (200kW) to upgrade the transmitter since October 13, 2020. The upgrade was completed, and resumed broadcasting on December 26, 2020.
From December 26, 2020 to January 30, 2021, the broadcasting on 873kHz will be limited at 0800-1400UT. After February 11, 2021 (the day before Chinese New Year’s Day) it will be at 2000-1400UT.
They also broadcast on SW 6185kHz(15kW), FM107.1MHz, and internet http://www.chbcnet.com, officially at 2000-1500UT.
They say there has been no influence on their program contents.
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Takahito Akabayashi to WOR groups.io (2020-12-31)
FEBC-Korea completed the new medium wave transmitter site for HLKX 1188KHz at Daebu Island in Yellow Sea off the coast of Ansan City, about 50km south west from Seoul, in October 2020, and began operation on October 12. This is a better location for transmitting to China, Russia, and North Korea. Mr. Harry Binkley Harris, Jr. , the US ambassador to Korea, sent a celebration message admiring FEBC-Korea’s role in promoting the freedom of speech and religion.
The new transmitter site has 48,075 square m area, with 2 antenna masts and new transmitter building. The transmitting power is now 100kW.
Original item from FEBC
It has been said 250kw new transmitter will be installed. It is not clear whether they are using the old 100kw transmitter removed from Bangsan ex-transmitter site or new 250kW transmitter with reduced power.
FEBC Korea is now issuing the new QSL card with the photograph of this new site.
Takahito Akabayashi to WOR groups.io (2020-12-31)
As of Nov 30, KWBY 940 kHz Woodburn, OR is now operating with their new daytime power of 10 kW under Program Test Authority. They are still at 200 watts nighttime. The omnidirectional single tower antenna is pretty short (54 degrees) so considerably more high angle radiation than a taller tower would provide. Perhaps after sunset to the east, when it’s still day in the NW, it might be an interesting logging.
Programming is in Español.
Ben Dawson in WOR groups.io (2020-12-05)
Bergen Kringkaster’s transmitter on 1314 kHz used by Radio Northern Star has this afternoon been upgraded by LA7CFA Øystein and LA2GUA Arne. The antenna tuning has been improved and the power has been increased to 800 watts. We welcome listener reports to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We also run on 5895 kHz (now in AM), TuneIn, Radio Garden, own Northern Star app, Apple Music, and www.northernstar.cc where you will also find our other stations, and one of these, The C, can be heard on 1611 KHz, presently with 400 watts.
Svenn Martinsen to DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-12-03)
Radio Monique is temporarily not available via LPAM 918 kHz, according to a message on their facebook.
крым реалии [Radio Krym Realii 648 kHz] is now listed with 25 Kilowatt. I knew that is was planned to increase the power, but I haven’t got the info when this happened.
I checked because it was very clear on a Russian SDR:
1170kHz 2CH (callsign) broadcasting as 1170 SEN Sydney (NOT as SENTrack as listed incorrectly in Dan’s active sheet) commenced using 7.5kW of power during the day only in July. The station is now trailing 10kW during the day (5kW night).
Also please note Crocmedia name was recently changed to Sports Entertainment Network.
The old ‘2CH’ music programming now only exists on DAB+ and as a Internet streaming radio station, owned by SEN.
Ian to mwmasts groups.io (2020-11-22)
The FEBC medium-wave station [1188 kHz] in Siheung City, Gyeonggi province covering North Korea has been replaced by a new 250 kW transmitter on Daebu Island.
(Original text: FEBC: Mise en service d’un émetteur en ondes moyennes de 250 kW pour couvrir la Corée du Nord. La station émettrice de la FEBC a déménagé sur l’île de Daebu
La station en ondes moyennes de la ville de Siheung, dans la province de Gyeonggi a été remplacée par un nouveau centre émetteur de 250 kW sur l’île de Daebu.)
Radios du Monde fb group (2020-11-05)
Although, as you wrote in the news, 109 LPAM stations have a license of this list https://www.radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/am.html , only about 50% are really on-air on a regular base, e.g. 12/7 or 24/7. Many stations are still under construction, some have their license for YEARS and not one second even online. Some stations are only 2 hours on-air on Saturday (11~13 hrs) like Neverland AM from Venlo on 1035 kHz. At least all stations with a green dot in the right column are NOT on-air since they have a license.
We have also SW LPSW stations, here is the list
https://radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/kg.html . You will hear them because they use 1 kW! Because the licenses are expensive, I think many stations will stop at the end of the year, also some professional parties have a much better DAB+ coverage now.
About my station Album AM at 846 & 1251 kHz. I use only one PWM transmitter and inverted-L antenna, 1251 kHz is ALWAYS off-air because I obtained it as an exclusive for Holland frequency. It is not so good as 846 kHz (lower frequency) so the coverage is less and especially when it is dark it is a bad frequency because of a strong station (25 kW) from Hungary, 846 kHz has interference with Radio North (3 kW) from Ireland. I use it as spare, when somebody occupies my 846 kHz legally (distance 50~60 max. power 50 W pep, 60+ km max. power 100 W pep) and has an exceptional good antenna, I will switch to 1251 kHz when I experience strong interference halfway so I am happy with my exclusive for Holland 1251 kHz!
René, Album AM (2020-10-31)
(CRTC) CKHJ 1260 in Fredericton gets approval for major nighttime power decrease.
Bell got the go ahead today to reduce the night power at CKHJ Fredericton from 10,000 to 32 watts. Day power will remain 10,000 watts. The station currently utilizes a three tower array which will now be reduced to one tower. 1260 is now de-emphasized on the air with a 250 watt rebroadcaster on 103.5 in the nearby community of Oromocto taking on the “unofficial” originating station status.
Canadian Radio News fb group (2020-10-29)