Coast FM is an English language radio station based in Tenerife. It is probably being relayed on MW from somewhere in Ireland.
Dave Kenny (2020-09-28)
I receive quite well since a week or so Coast FM on 1512 kHz.
From the IRCA list:
“For anyone interested, I will be running a unique 2 hour DX test on WNJC 1360 AM in Washington Twp, NJ USA this Sunday at 04:00 UTC. The DX test will include sweep tones, cw, “off-the-hook” effect and other sounds to get over the other stations on freq.
Now this is where it gets fun for the hams! At 05:00 UTC we will be transmitting FT8 every 15 seconds for 1 hour calling “CQ WNJC FM29”. Audio Freq will vary between 200hz and 4000hz, climbing in 200hz increments. You would use AM mode to receive.
We will be running 1250 watts Omnidirectional during both tests. If you tune your radio to 1.360MHz and can copy, please send your report to kc2dux at duxpond.com.
I plan on repeating this test over the next few weeks.
QSL Cards available as well. Send a letter sized SASE to along with your report to:
PO Box 84
Dennisville, NJ 08214
Thanks, Duke, KC2DUX”
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-09-26)
Piepzender, the shortwave station I was already able to listen to, will
definitely be off the air on medium wave 1467 kHz.
They will still be on air on shortwave 3920 kHz in the 75m band.
They used a Rhode & Schwarz SK010, but in the documentation it is only
for the range of 1.5 MHz up to 24 MHz. I wonder how they managed to
operate it on 1.467 MHz.
More about this transmitter:
The SW-transmitter (this is a link to the website of the operator of the
Kall-Krekel SW station)
Re. the DX Test from WNJC-1360 this Sunday, 9/27 at 0000 EDT (0400 UTC).
Got the timing figured out for FT8. Audio frequency will vary between 200hz and 4000hz in 200hz increments over a 5 minute period then repeat (200, 400, 600, 800, 1000hz, etc). All you would need to do is tune your radio to 1360 in AM mode and receive. Look forward to doing this unique test!
Duke Hamann to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2020-09-26)
After about a month using a 75 Watts stand by transmitter, Radio208 on 1440 kHz is now back with 500 Watts, using the old 1 kW CCA transmitter from 1974. A new cooling system has been installed. Radio208 operates 24 hours a day seven days a week with a rock/alternative music format from a transmitter site in Ishøj, in the South Western outskirts of Copenhagen.
Stig Hartvig Nielsen (2020-09-24)
Autumn equinox bandscan.
A chilly breeze on a moonless night. At least I was well fortified
with tea and custard creams.
If there was any change with the LW band, I couldn’t tell it.
The MW band was neither weak nor strong. I couldn’t tell if I heard
Smooth Radio, but I did hear Absolute Radio relays on 1197 and 1233
kHz, and Manx Radio on 1368 kHz. There was also a good Spanish signal
on 855 kHz. Otherwise, the band was “UK ROOLS, EUROPE DROOLS”.
Reynir Heidberg Stefansson, eastern part of Iceland (2020-09-24)
New DX Test from WNJC-1360 this Sunday, 9/27.
Duke Hamann of WNJC just sent me an email announcing the details of the next DX test in his series of weekly tests, and this one will contain a couple of interesting twists.
Duke will begin the test on Sunday, 9/27 at 0000 EDT (0400 UTC) and initially air the same Morse code IDs and variety of tones that he has previously aired. This time, however, he will use a backup antenna tower that he has never used before, one located on a long-closed trash dump the station has leased for 30 years. The land owners have refused to renew the lease as they want to develop the land, so the station will lose this tower site in 6 months. Power will be 1250 watts and the antenna pattern will be non-directional.
DXers who are also ham radio operators will enjoy a second twist during this test. To quote Duke: “If your [sic] a ham, I am also planning on trying a test using FT8 over the frequency. It will be a one-way transmission every 15 seconds for 1 hour calling “CQ WNJC FM29″. I am going to try to do it Sunday at [0100-0200 EDT] 0500-0600 UTC as long as I can get the timing set with the internet stl delay.”
As before, reception reports and notes of appreciation can be sent to Duke at kc2dux at duxpond.com
Steve Howe, Saint Albans, VT to ODXA via WOR groups.io (2020-09-23)
Radio Beijing International will stop MW 774kHz.
Radio Beijing International (Beijing Foreign Language Broadcasting Station), a division of “Beijing Radio and TV Station” (former Beijing Peoples’ Broadcasting Station), announced on September 15 that they will stop MW 774kHz (10kW) at 16:00UT on September 22. The remaining broadcast will be on FM 92.3MHz, internet http://www.am774.com and Cable FM. They began broadcast in September 2004 with the nickname “Radio 774” on 774kHz for the audiences in Beijing. They also began FM broadcast (92.3MHz) on February 2017. The programs mainly consist of English lessons, broadcast at 23:00-16:00UT. The original item is shown at https://cahcn.github.io/posts/2020-09-16-774kHz-Radio-Beijing-International.html/
Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan to WOR groups.io (2020-09-21)
Indiana AM Station Suspends All-Digital Transmission.
After about four months in all-digital mode, an AM radio station in northeast Indiana has turned off MA3 digital operations for now and returned to analog transmission.
WIOE(AM) in Warsaw, Ind., was the second station in the United States to conduct such an experiment on the AM band. The station serves the Fort Wayne market.
Owner Brian Walsh was enthused about the quality and coverage of the signal. But he told Radio World he ended the experiment on Sept. 11 because of a lack of interest from listeners.
Radio World article.
Svenn Martinsen to DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-09-20)