Is OIRT broadcasting more expensive than CCIR or you mean the high expense of broadcasting parallel CCIR and OIRT TXs?Ivan_Abilev wrote: ↑20 Feb 2021 05:37I don't know anything about Belarus. But there in each locality already broadcast duplicates of all 4 radio stations on CCIR. OIRT can be turned off at any time because it works at the expense of the state and broadcasting is very expensive.Ben Smith wrote: ↑19 Feb 2021 17:23It is a shame that broadcasting is discontinued in the lower VHF bands that are the most suitable for long-distance DX.
Do you know something about Belarus? It is quite interesting that Belarus has been keeping the OIRT on air unlike Russia,Ukraine or Central Asian states and none of the significant TXs has been closed down.
By the way, this is a list of the channels/TXs broadcasting entirely on OIRT:
+ Minsk 72,89 that is listed with significantly higher power from RTPS Kolodischi than 105,1, which is listed as a low-power relay for Minsk city.
According to this, they can really turn off any time without causing reception issues as all of the TXs broadcasting only on OIRT are low-powered, except for the Stalitsa network that is available entirely on OIRT in the eastern and southern parts of Belarus.