How long before Spain on MW close ?

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How long before Spain on MW close ?

Post by dxradiofan » 17 Nov 2018 23:25

Rather bugs me just how many relays there are on MW, hoping eventually all will be switched off, in what time scale does anyone think ?

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Re: How long before Spain on MW close ?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Nov 2018 23:33

The last time I heard anything about this was roughly a year ago. I cannot remember the source, but it was said that Spain had two years left before switching off MW. I haven't heard anything since. Maybe some our Spanish members know more.

We will still be left with the Romanians and I don't think they have a switch-off plan at the moment. Plus the UK. All three countries are a pest here. In fact, Spain is probably the lesser of the three evils. I can imagine Spain must be pretty bad along the south coast.

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Post by PascalD » 18 Nov 2018 00:13

John, Spain is a pest? in the Ile de France also along in Brittany. I have just finished tuning the MW for 1 hour but only found Spain and English stations also a couple from Holland. I will take on Stuart's advice and try build a 2m x 1x flag antenne so i emailed an e***y seller he recommended for a balun because the ALA1530 loop is okay but Stuart says it is prone for much noise?
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Re: How long before Spain on MW close ?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 18 Nov 2018 00:43

Not really. Loops are generally very good at rejecting local noise, but each situation will be different.

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Re: How long before Spain on MW close ?

Post by PFM907 » 19 Nov 2018 22:19

Agreed. Really looking out to that. Those spanish co-channels which run never in sync are quite annoying. However, Romanias high power tx are even worse.
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