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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 28 Aug 2015 18:06

John Faulkner wrote:I had no idea the Dutch transmissions on 675 and 747 were closing - and so soon! What about the station of doom (Flevoland) on 1008?
Unfortunately, I have to say that 1008's staying for a couple of years yet.
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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Aug 2015 18:46

Looks like "fart" isn't included in the profanities list. :lol:

Couldn't you get one or more of those one metre long aluminium rods to bodge your FM3 for now? That should do the trick if you can get them to mimic the same length.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 28 Aug 2015 18:58

Thanks John. I could get a one metre long aluminium rod to replace the reflector. :)
Regarding Fart, what would I call Fart if it was in the profanities list? What should Capital be? A lot call it Crapital and someone on the Digital Spy forums called it 'Rihanna FM'. :lol:

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Aug 2015 19:30

I might just add "Capital", "Heart", "Smooth" and "Gem 106" into the profanities list. ;)

Any more? No - please don't suggest any more, the list would be too long :) !

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 28 Aug 2015 20:23

Alex Cator wrote: Regarding Fart, what would I call Fart if it was in the profanities list?

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That's an easy one call it Feart :lol:

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 28 Aug 2015 20:53

John Faulkner wrote:I might just add "Capital", "Heart", "Smooth" and "Gem 106" into the profanities list. ;)

Any more? No - please don't suggest any more, the list would be too long :) !
Thanks John. Maybe Town 102 and all the other Media Aspect stations that follow Town 102's playlist (Dream 100, The Beach, North Norfolk Radio and 99.9 Radio Norwich) should be added too? There are many other radio stations in the UK that don't appeal to the majority of the Skywaves members, too many to list in one thread. It's too much work!
Definitely add 'Adventure Radio', 'Tindle', 'Media Aspect', 'UKRD', 'Global Radio', 'Orion' and 'UTV' to the list too.
Maybe just stick with 'Capital', 'Heart', 'Smooth' and 'Gem 106'? Fantastic list! Gem 106 affected my La Première reception even here in Norfolk a long time ago. Maybe it will do so again now I'm using a folded dipole instead of a Yagi? :twisted:
All of them stations have been PITAs to me even here in Norfolk, but maybe not so much Capital. It just happened to be that Capital (or Crapital, or Rihanna FM, whatever I wanna call it) hasn't shared so many of its frequencies with the continentals. I'm sure I'd be well fed up with them if I was in London or up North! It just happens that East Anglia is not covered by Capital on Band 2. My best transmitter is Croydon (95.8), which faded in and out on my FM3 when pointing the right way, RDSing in the slightest lift. Then there was High Hunsley (105.8), which was much weaker, again only there if I pointed in the right direction.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 28 Aug 2015 21:05

Andrew Webster,Wigan wrote:
Alex Cator wrote: Regarding Fart, what would I call Fart if it was in the profanities list?

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That's an easy one call it Feart :lol:

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Thanks Andy. I've seen many call Heart 'Feart'. That would be a good idea.
John 'a2c39a' used to call it '(P)hart' when referring to how he was lucky to seldom get problems from 103.0 (Cambridge) and 102.7 (Peterborough), unlike me who has to put up with them, plus even more Fart TXers, 24/7. That is fantastic, it would also be fantastic to just spell 'Heart' as it is, with a 'P' in brackets in front of it. That would be '(P)Heart', sounding very similar to 'Fart' but with a 'Ph' sound instead of an 'F' sound at the beginning.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by senderjaeger » 04 Sep 2015 00:44

Alex Cator wrote:Rough is a pain on 1170 too because I would probably easily hear Voice of America from the Philippines on 1170.
You wouldn't hear it, even if you traveled to the Philippines. Simply because VoA closed down that relay station in early 2013. ;)
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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 04 Sep 2015 11:26

senderjaeger wrote:
Alex Cator wrote:Rough is a pain on 1170 too because I would probably easily hear Voice of America from the Philippines on 1170.
You wouldn't hear it for sure even if you traveled to the Philippines. Simply because VoA closed down that relay station in early 2013. ;)
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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by senderjaeger » 04 Sep 2015 13:02

Thanks, Alex! Nice to meet you here as well and I hope you'll get your HF-225 and loop antenna as soon as possible. After the closedown of the German and French MW stations, TA MW DXing will become easier than ever before (provided the propagation conditions are suitable).
73& good DX!
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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 04 Sep 2015 13:04

Indeed, a very warm welcome Matthias.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by senderjaeger » 04 Sep 2015 13:41

Thanks, John! Launching this forum was certainly a great idea. I've been following the Skywaves Yahoo groups for a while and found it quite inconvenient to use (although the information is excellent, of course).

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Alex Cator » 31 Dec 2015 23:16

Has anyone recorded the last DLF news from MW? :)

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by senderjaeger » 01 Jan 2016 00:11

Alex Cator wrote:Has anyone recorded the last DLF news from MW? :)
Yes, I've been recording the entire MW with my SDR as of 2155 UTC. The MW shutdown was a topic in the news. At 2245 the regular programme was replaced with their vintage interval signal (a nice gesture!) until the transmitters went off between 2250 and 2257. My local 756 signed off at 2252 and 1422 went QRT at 2257. Good bye, DLF on MW. :(

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 01 Jan 2016 01:15

I had no idea DLF had left MW now. 1422 too? Wow! Mind you, I wouldn't know this from home anyway as I can't hear anything on MW anymore. I hope to get back into mobile DXing with Beverages now Christmas has passed. Medium wave is certainly emptying now - and it was already very apparent, even before this damn noise started.

So sad to see these long-time broadcasters disappear, but fantastic news for DXing.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Julian Hardstone » 10 Jul 2017 14:27

To add to the discussion of 1008kHz, I see that the Flevoland tx is due to qrt on 1st September this year. The tx site will be dismantled

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Brookman Spark » 11 Jul 2017 09:13

On the other hand the list of licensed low powered MW stations (planned and actual) in the Netherlands has become a lengthy one. See "Laagvermogen vergunningen" here:

http://radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/am.html

The current occupier of 1008kHz - Grootnieuws Radio - might re-appear via a lower power transmitter and site after 31 Aug. Or might not.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by mediterraneandxer » 23 Jul 2017 12:10

We have quite a blowtorch on 981 so unfortunately South Korea is only a dream here in CZ. There's a good 10 KHz of more of splatter below and above...
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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by Brookman Spark » 05 Aug 2017 21:55

Groot Nieuws Radio has been given a stay of execution. It will be continuing until 1 March 2018. And possibly longer if reports on the mast's health are good.

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Re: German MW & LW Transmitters to close

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 05 Aug 2017 22:59

Well I'm sure that's Groot Nieuws for somebody. Can't think who. Certainly not DXers. :( :( :(

Very disappointed.

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