Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Radio Casanova eQSL

Great eQSL received from Radio Casanova. Many thanks!

Former Irish pirate to close

Dublin's alternative music station TXFM closes tomorrow  (Wednesday 26th) after only two and a half years on air.

TXFM began as Phantom, a pirate station which went on air in 1996 and was licensed ten years later. The station suffered badly in the Irish economic crash of 2008 and was part-acquired by media giant Communicorp and re-launched as TXFM in 2014.

However in March of this year Communicorp announced that it was pulling the plug. Following the closure there will be no  commercial FM station in Ireland dedicated to alternative music. The last hours of TXFM can be heard on 105.2 FM in Dublin and on www.txfm.ie.

(Source: John Walsh, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sun Oct 23

*4029 1612 Laser Hot Hits. Enya, then Kraftwerk "The Model." SINPO 44333.
5800 1130 Laser Hot Hits. Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good." SINPO 34333.
5890 1056 Radio Batavia. Dutch music, jingles. SINPO 44444.
6070 1258 FRS Holland via Ch292. Reading reception reports. SINPO 55444.
6190 0921 Mike Radio. Animals "We've Got to Get Out of this Place." SINPO 54544.
6205 1031 Coast FM Tenerife via relay. Meat Loaf "I Would Do Anything." SINPO 55544.
6220 0934 Radio Merlin Int. Rod Stewart "Hot Legs." SINPO 44333.
6230 1312 Radio Panda. Jazz music. SINPO 34333.
6240 0926 Radio Waves Int. Country music via Independent Music Network. SINPO 34333.
6240 1350 Unid. Relay of Radio Melodia, Ukraine. SINPO 44444.
6255 1119 Radio Casanova. Dutch music, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6260 1334 Radio Ramona. Stones "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," "Derek & Dominoes "Layla." SINPO 54444.
6267 0945 Radio Black Arrow. Petula Clark "Down Town." SINPO 44433.
6285 0916 NMD Radio. Dutch music, greetings. SINPO 55444.
6285 1003 Radio Relmus. Dutch music, off 1008. SINPO 44433.
6285 1025 Top Radio. Jingles, pop. SINPO 44433.
6285 1344 Telstar Radio. "Telstar," "Urban Spaceman." SINPO 55444.
6285 1642 Radio Akenzo. "Mrs Appleby." SINPO 55555.
6305 1008 Radio Marabu. Soft rock. SINPO 55544.
6320 1041 Radio Quadzilla. Dutch music. SINPO 44433.
6325 0904 Misti Radio. "Hound Dog," SINPO 44333.
6329 1630 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6377 1620 Delta Radio. Jingles, dance music. SINPO 44333.
6380 0911 Radio Mr Cash. Van Halem "Jump," SINPO 34333.
6385 1305 Radio Baken 16. QSO, talk in Dutch. SINPO 54444.
6385 1635 Radio Zodiac. Instrumental music,signing off. SINPO 55444.
6425 1036 Radio Altrex. Move from 7390. SINPO 24332.
6940 0950 Enterprise Radio. Madonna "Get into the Groove." SINPO 34333.
7390 0958 Radio Altrex. Greetings, oldies. SINPO 24332.
7700 1105 FRS Holland. FRS Goes DX with Peter Verbruggen. SINPO 45444.
*9301 1140 FRS Holland. Dave Scott's Radio Waves. Comedy of Errors "Spirit." //7700. SINPO 33333.

(via Barneys SDR, Bedford/ *via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sat Oct 22

*3930 1548 Radio Stove Farmer. "What A Wonderful World," "Funky Town," ID, strong peaks. SINPO 44333.
*4029 1602 Laser Hot Hits. Chris Farlowe "Out of Time," SINPO 34333.
5800 1515 Laser Hot Hits. Pat Benator "Promises in the Dark," female DJ. SINPO 55444.
6205 1700 Coast FM Tenerife v relay. News headlines, James Bay song. SINPO 54444.
6210 1455 Radio Merlin Int. "Let the Sun Shine," then Righteous Brothers. SINPO 34333.
6235 1449 Radio Relmus. Country music, ID. SINPO 34333.
6240 1625 Radio Python. Alternative music, greetings. SINPO 54444.
6285 1444 Radio Batavier (tent). Doors "Riders on the Storm," SINPO 44433.
6295 1435 Mike Radio. "American Woman," ID, strong. SINPO 55444.
6305 1503 Radio Marabu. ID, "I Could be Happy," SINPO 44433.
6317 1630 Rock Radio Network (tent). Non-stop rock, no IDs. SINPO 54444.
6530 1509 Straightline Radio Austria. Oldies, weak. SINPO 24332.

(via Central England SDR/ *Twente SDR)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fri Oct 21

*4029 1720 Laser Hot Hits. Promos for FSN & Offshore Echoes, strong peaks //5800. SINPO 44433.
5800 1645 Laser Hot Hits. Abba "Dancing Queen," Dexys "Geno." Good clear audio.  SINPO 54444.
5890 1652 Radio Batavia. Greetings, IDs, Dutch song. SINPO 55444.
6210 1624 Radio Ronalisa. Coldplay "Rule the World," greetings, said testing new transmitter, sounding good. SINPO 44433.
6294 1640 Long Live Radio. Tuning signal, ID, oldies, poor modulation. SINPO 24332.
6305 1632 Radio Marabu. Osmonds "Crazy Horses," talk in German. SINPO 34333.
6321 1705 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Tom Jones "Sex Bomb," ID. SINPO 55544.
6322 1619 Radio Orion 2000. German song, ID in German. SINPO 34333.
6379 1629 Radio GSV. Stones "Honky Tonk Woman," off 1630. SINPO 44433.

(via Central England SDR/ *via Twente SDR)

FRS Holland this Sunday

Dear FRS Friend,

Next week on Sunday October 23rd, FRS-Holland will be on air on 7700//9300 and at a different time schedule (that same day) on 6070 kHz.
For details (streaming, programme schedule, times etc.) surf to www.frsholland.nl and click on Latest News (on top of the page).
Have a good weekend!

73s, Peter Verbruggen on behalf of the FRS staff

Marconi Radio Int on air today

Please be advised that today (21 October 2016) Marconi Radio International will once again be on air, as follows: 1800-2000 UTC on 5700 kHz  (New frequency) USB mode with an unscheduled test broadcast. Reception reports with audio clips (mp3-file) are welcome and confirmed by a "solid" QSL card! (Please note that reports on reception via remote web sdr receivers will be ackwnoledged ONLY by electronic QSL).

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mon Oct 17

6316 2030 Radio OZNRH. Smooth jazz, ID jingles. SINPO 34333. (via Twente SDR)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

European Music Radio relays on shortwave this weekend

EMR Relay on 15th of October 2016 via WBCQ, Monticello Maine USA - 50 KW:       
21.00 to 22.00 UTC on 7490 KHz - Central & North America

EMR Relays on 16th of October 2016:
07.00 to 08.00 UTC on 11650 KHz - Southern Europe via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 100 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   6045 KHz -  Europe & UK via KBC, Nauen, Germany - 125 KW
08.00 to 09.00 UTC on   9485 KHz - Europe & UK via MV Baltic Radio, via Göhren, Germany - 1 KW
19.00 to 20.00 UTC on   6070 KHz - Europe & UK via Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany - 10 KW

Internet Repeats on 16th October 2016:
EMR will repeat this months transmissions via two streams running at the following Times:15.00, 17.00, 19.00 UTC
http://nednl.net:8000/emr.m3u  will be on 96 kbps /44 KHz stereo for normal listening
http://nednl.net:8000/emr24.m3u will be 24 kbps / 22 KHz mono will be especially for low bandwidth like mobile phones.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

RTE set to close longwave 252 service in 2017

The Irish Post - the newspaper for the Irish in Britain - reports:

"RTÉ Radio will proceed with plans to axe its longwave 252 service next year, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for the national broadcaster confirmed the closure will take place in 2017 but that it would “explore possible ways forward” to maintain links with the Irish community across Britain, many of whom rely on the service.

Today’s announcement comes despite efforts by the Irish community to stop, or at least further delay, the closure."

Full story at:

(Source:Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK Yahoo group)

I noticed in the newsagents today that the Irish Post had also made it their front page story. So that looks like the end for another long wave station. Of course, many will remember the years 252 kHz broadcast Atlantic 252 which put in a great signal across Britain.