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by Julian Hardstone
09 Apr 2020 09:37
Forum: News
Topic: BBC Radios 1&2 combine
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: BBC Radios 1&2 combine

The networks have separated at 9:30 (BST)
by Julian Hardstone
09 Apr 2020 09:26
Forum: News
Topic: BBC Radios 1&2 combine
Replies: 2
Views: 42

BBC Radios 1&2 combine

The BBC pop radio channels 1, 1Xtra*, 2, 6Music*, and Asian Network* have combined for one hour this morning, so you may find a few surprises on FM with 1 & 2 carrying the same px. I think the duration is 9-10 BST
* DAB only
The online stream has a latency of about 1 minute
- Julian
by Julian Hardstone
31 Mar 2020 21:22
Forum: News
Topic: Roumoules 216 qrt
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Roumoules 216 qrt

The Roumoules tx of R Monte Carlo went QRT today following rumours that it would be closing this year.
This now leaves 3 of the allocated 9kHz channels empty (if you include 162), as now shown in MWLIST

- Jules
by Julian Hardstone
25 Mar 2020 23:41
Forum: Antennas
Topic: MLA-30 Active loop antenna
Replies: 1
Views: 70

MLA-30 Active loop antenna

Plenty of these on eBay, seems an attractive unit for non-critical MW use. All the listings simply quote the manufacturer's Chinglish nonsense so you have to look for reviews to learn anything more. All reviews are American and all are using some SDR kit so a) they don't mention LW, and b) they all ...
by Julian Hardstone
11 Feb 2020 01:08
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Peter has re-located to Botswana for three months
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Peter has re-located to Botswana for three months

Looking forward to your logs. What time zone are you? CET?
What sort of static level do you get there, and is 60m still used in the region?
by Julian Hardstone
01 Jan 2020 12:54
Forum: News
Topic: longwave 183 Felsberg off
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: longwave 183 Felsberg off

I wasn't listening but reported to have switched off at 22:28z. There's no carrier now, but 153 continues
by Julian Hardstone
28 Dec 2019 01:20
Forum: News
Topic: longwave 183 Felsberg off
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: longwave 183 Felsberg off

Yes, I have seen it confirmed for midnight on the 21st
by Julian Hardstone
26 Dec 2019 20:33
Forum: News
Topic: longwave 183 Felsberg off
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: longwave 183 Felsberg off

I understand that Europe 1 has announced the cessation of its LW service at the end of the year. There is no mention of 183 on the https://www.europe1.fr/frequences]liste des fréquences and I can't find any other references to the termination. The convention is to turn off your AM tx at midnight at ...
by Julian Hardstone
13 Nov 2019 00:31
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: Edinburgh report 12/11/19
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Edinburgh report 12/11/19

Durris! It's over coastal land and sea path. Fort William is beaming up and down the Caledonian valley and has got the odd Ben in the way :D
by Julian Hardstone
17 Oct 2019 19:32
Forum: News
Topic: RTE 252 going qrt?
Replies: 36
Views: 13588

Re: RTE 252 going qrt?

Now carrying programme RTE1. Carrier level is the same, except it's gone up a bit after dark, so disregard my comment about variable carrier power
by Julian Hardstone
17 Oct 2019 17:45
Forum: News
Topic: RTE 252 going qrt?
Replies: 36
Views: 13588

Re: RTE 252 going qrt?

Clarkestown is back on (or someone is ;) ) It's a massive signal, no mod yet except a bit of Luxembourg, about 3dB below Droitwich 198 here Tim says the qrg is spot on 252000, had been 2Hz low Must be a new tx, I suspect it's one of those types that can do DC modulation and they are testing at 4 x n...
by Julian Hardstone
05 Oct 2019 21:26
Forum: News
Topic: Heritage Radio, Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Heritage Radio, Manchester

The FM service, long promised on their website, has now come on air, on 90.6 with a Community Radio licence. The signal is strong driving around S M'cr and I presume it is co-sited with other CR at Manchester One [Portland Tower] with the usual 25W. The programme is different to the 1602kHz tx in Wh...
by Julian Hardstone
28 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Member's Loggings
Topic: Iceland 207 Khz
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Iceland 207 Khz

I also like the DC-360, but mine was killed by static and is in the 'repair pending' pile so nowadays I use a Yacht-Boy 400 which is very good on LW so maybe yours needs a front-end tweak. Clarkestown 252 is currently off air for maintenance and from late evening and Algeria Chaîne 3 is usually at d...
by Julian Hardstone
28 Sep 2019 14:34
Forum: Announcements
Topic: SkywavesDX Transfer Complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: SkywavesDX Transfer Complete!

All looks good here! The hosting has not changed so I don't think there are any issues about propagation, but I did get a page of error notices when I submitted this post. It nevertheless uploaded correctly. Maybe I wasn't logged in correctly
by Julian Hardstone
05 Jun 2019 17:16
Forum: News
Topic: Radio France latest downsizing
Replies: 0
Views: 634

Radio France latest downsizing

The Radio France state subsidy is to be further cut under the plan "Radio France 2022" according to Le Monde
It sounds as though the first noticeable consequence will be termination of local opt-outs on FIP, not sure when
by Julian Hardstone
28 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Skywavesdx Yahoo group
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Skywavesdx Yahoo group

Some members including myself have been having difficulty seeing the Yahoo group. It's supposed to be viewable by the public but they suddenly stopped you viewing anything Yahoo unless you log in with with a new 'profile'. I tried the various options, one of which was to cancel my subscription. I tr...
by Julian Hardstone
30 Apr 2019 00:09
Forum: News
Topic: RTE 252 going qrt?
Replies: 36
Views: 13588

Re: RTE 252 going qrt?

Closedown now extended for another two years, and the tx antenna is to be upgraded to improve the signal in Ulster and London
http://www.irishnews.com/news/northerni ... s-1606472/
by Julian Hardstone
29 Apr 2019 23:57
Forum: DX Alerts (FM)
Topic: Es OIRT 26/04/2019
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Es OIRT 26/04/2019

Lovely recordings Lucas, this is very encouraging!
- Julian
by Julian Hardstone
22 Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: News
Topic: Scala Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Scala Radio

Seems to be up and running now, no re-scan needed
by Julian Hardstone
18 Feb 2019 22:44
Forum: News
Topic: Scala Radio
Replies: 10
Views: 1713

Re: Scala Radio

RadioToday says Gala test tx have begun, so I did a retune, but nothing there, only HEAT which causes the rx to hang on a non-DAB+ rx, or 'unavailable' on a modern rx

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