October 16, Radio Center No. 5 (Kaliningradskaya oblast) – will turn on a medium-wave transmitter to conduct a daily test.
16 October – 17 October 16.00 UTC
549 kHz / 600 kW.
Full operation of the RV-372 transmitter was stopped on November 30, 2014, that is, 9 years ago! Then, he worked at a frequency of 1215 kHz. A year ago, the team of the transmission facility returned to their home workshop to revive the lamp giants. For the test, the frequency of 549 kHz (also Kaliningrad) was chosen, which is due to the peculiarity of the antenna used.
Yes. This transmitter can produce many times more power. But at this stage, the task of “accelerating” kilowatts to the fullest is not worth it.
The purpose of the test activities: checking the transmitter in continuous operation. Study of coverage areas.
This time, the test will begin in the evening. This was done on purpose so that the most impatient people could try to receive the broadcast without waiting for it to get dark.
We urge you to try the test on ordinary household receivers (including those from China). If this does not work, be sure to indicate that the reception was carried out using more advanced amateur equipment with an external antenna. Standard car radios are also welcome. That is, everything that is close to normal conditions. But this does not mean that reports from radio amateurs with serious equipment are not interesting. Everything is taken into account – especially distant points.
I look forward to your feedback in VK, Telegram, and email.
I kindly ask you not to delay with messages about your appointment – on October 19 I’m flying to Kaliningrad with a report. I will convey your information and greetings (if any) personally.
What is needed in the acceptance message:
1. The place where the reception took place. (To the extent of an apartment, this is not necessary. A locality or region is enough)
3. Your rating
4. Video/audio – optional and possible.
5. If you want to add something from yourself.
Your messages are a tribute to the people who have restored the now unique equipment and are not going to stop there.
Cards are not required for the test. It may be possible to send several letters for the most detailed reports.
I’ll be in touch in TG, here in VK. For those who prefer, write to [andrey_hamradio[at]mail.ru].
I will try to answer promptly.
Inform everyone interested!
I wish you success!
From “RUS-DX” # 1259, Sunday / 15 October 2023 via Anatoly Klepov (2023-10-14)
1050 CJNB is announcing it is now back up and running again, after being down for the past week or so due to transmitter issues.
The station was plagued with technical challenges after lightning storms caused the radio transmitter to fail.
Program Director Nic Fransoo said the lightning storm went through the area and resulted in an immense power surge that struck the station’s main transmitter in early June.
Canadian Radio News FB group (2023-06-16)
IIRC both use a unidirectional antenna, but the antennas are different.
On 549, Slovenia disturbed in western Europe, so 1143 was better there.
On the Swedish and Finnish SDR, 549 was excellent and stronger than 1143.
It is the normal programming of Radio Rossi (but it seems they have some regional transmissions that differ).
Mostly it is talk and news, in the evening sometimes music.
1386 kHz – Radio Makedonia.
Yesterday around 1830 was even Radio Baltics temporarily pushed away.
ID: Akute da Radio Makedonia (Greek Music)
On their website there is also a list of private Greek radio station on AM and FM. To what extent it is true and up-tp-date I can’t say.
https://www.radiomakedonia.net/ The list can be found here: xXNOTHTEx AM FM
Contact only possible via Facebook.
Harald Süss to A-DX iog (2023-01-06)
RTL 234 kHz
Finally, the decision is made. The transmitter will be stopped on January 1 at 01:00 CET instead of December 31 at midnight.
Michel FREMY, Facebook Radio Magazine to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-12-31)
“States of emergency declared
The governors of Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Oklahoma have declared states of emergency. The city of Buffalo, New York has declared an emergency as well, and will be closing its schools on Friday.
Other states, like Maryland, have activated emergency response operations ahead of the storm, while others have opened warming shelters.
In Colorado, the Denver Coliseum, an indoor arena, has been converted into a warming centre.
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden said his administration has contacted the governors of 26 affected states and that the federal government is prepared to offer help where needed.
He also encouraged people to avoid travelling as the conditions worsen. “Please take this storm extremely seriously,” Mr Biden said.“
This might means some stations are forced off air (that could be due loss of electricity or by snow drifts burying the bases of antenna masts; heavy snow can stop satellite feeds to transmitter sites due to snow filling dishes) or decide to operate on higher power or extended hours or with special programming.
Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-12-22)
New schedules in Winter 2022/2023
(All time in UTC)
RBWI 1386 AM
13:00-14:00 Radio Poland (in English)
15:00-15:30 NHK World Japan (monday-friday in Russian (15:00-15:10 news bulletin, 15:25-15:30 technical information), every day English language TV-programm NHK Newsline (monday-friday 15:10-15:25, saturday-sunday 15:00-15:30 (the same 10-minutes bulletin three times in a row in weekend))
16:00 Radio Poland (in Russian)
16:30 Radio Poland (in Polish)
17:00 Radio Poland (in German)
17:30 NHK World Japan (monday-friday in Russian, saturady-sunday English language TV-programm NHK Newsline (the same 10-minutes bulletin two times in a row))
17:50 NHK World Japan interval signal
18:00 Deutsche Welle (in Russian)
18:30 RFE/RL Radio Svododa (in Russian)
21:00 UA:PBC Radio Ukraine International
3:30 NHK World Japan (monday-friday in Russian, saturady-sunday English language TV-programm NHK Newsline (the same 10-minutes bulletin two times in a row))
3:50 NHK World Japan interval signal
4:00 Radio Poland (in Belarusian)
5:00-5:30 Radio Poland (in Ukrainian)
18:00-22:00 Radio Lenta (underground radio for Russia)
In summer was scheduled in 17:00-21:00.
Monitored by KiwiSDR app in smartphones.
BBC Radio 4 from Droitwich is off the air again.
I just checked 198Khz (11th October at 0911 UTC) with my Morphy Richards portable radio and the frequency is silent.
Alan Jones (2022-10-11)
Передатчики СВ-ДВ 171, 270 ,576, 1026кГц и старый 675кГц , что в
таблице радиостанций Новосибирска отмечены, в 2021г сданы в утиль,
вместе с фидерными линиями.”
“The transmitters MW-LW 171, 270, 576, 1026 kHz and the old 675 kHz,
which are marked in the table of Novosibirsk radio stations, were
scrapped in 2021, along with feeder lines.”
The pictures are too old to show it.
Now medium wave is on the air again in the Copenhagen area.
Radio208 is back on 1440 kHz (though with a broadcast break of 17-18 DST) from Ishøj – and
World Music Radio on 927 kHz from Hvidovre.
Ydun Ritz (2022-04-29)