621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

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621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by PFM907 » 08 Oct 2018 05:19

I start to wonder if RTBF has any clue about what to do with their medium wave transmitter operating on 621 kHz.
At least, it is now being switched-off during nighttime, after having been on air with empty carrier several weeks.
This resulted in destroying everything on this frequency and right next to it, does anybody know the reason for it?

Now, it is supposed to sign-on at 4:50 UTC with a carrier and the program start according to MWLIST is 5:00 UTC.
I wanted to try getting hold of Radio 1 Pridnestrowie which is sending out its UA service from 4:00 UTC weekdays.
If I am not totally wrong, this means a time slot of in total 50 minutes when Pridnestrowie is about to hear clearly.

Today, when I woke up at 3:40 UTC (=5:40 CEST), the carrier was already there, programme started at 4:00 UTC.
No way to pick up the forein service from Tiraspol. I wonder if anybody has mixed up UTC with CEST or whatever.
In fact, the announced airtimes for Wavre transmitting site are far away from reality, nothing seems to fit here.

During the DXers corner on KBS German this Saturday, listeners were told Wavre starts up at 5.50 UTC (7.50 CEST).
Also according to this DX website, Pridnestrowie should be audible from 3 UTC, while RTBF is supposed to be not:
https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendu ... rowje.html

I am now really beginning to hope that RFBF will switch off 2019, their past announcements were rather unreliable.
Honestly, I do not see the sense in using a schedule which is changing every few weeks and that noone understands.

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Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by PFM907 » 15 Dec 2018 11:39

Empty carrier for many hours during nighttime since 3 weeks now, again. :roll:
I will be so glad if this useless xmitter is finally going off at the end of 18. :evil:

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Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 15 Dec 2018 11:42

This and 1125 need to go. :twisted:

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Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by PFM907 » 15 Dec 2018 19:24

Again - it is only after 19 UTC and silent carrier is making this frequency go to waste. What a loss of energy and waste of money. If they broadcast an empty carrier anyway, why not send out programme at least until 21 or 23 UTC ?? But silence?!

RTBF must have a quite good financial stand. Why not switch off their medium wave for good RIGHT NOW? Who cares? FM and DAB coverage in Belgium together is 99,5 percent.
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Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by KnobTwiddler » 16 Dec 2018 00:20

Happy New Year. :D

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December 31st it is the very last day of French speaking RTBF International on 621 kHz (300kW) from Wavre. 1125 kHz in Houdeng transmitting the "Vivacité" px will also close on the last day of 2018.
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Re: 621 kHz Wavre - airtimes

Post by PFM907 » 16 Dec 2018 08:49

yesss, yesss...I know!

this has been promised a thousand times before. but you know...SEEING IS BELIEVING :)

I will doubt this until they switch-off the useless blank overnight carrier on 31st and are not coming back until 2nd of JAN.

this tx seems to be indistructable :D

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