Monthly Archives: November 2013

Solomon Islands New Frequency

From Martin Hadlow:

My Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation contacts advise me that the SIBC has been testing a new (Japanese supplied) transmitter on 6080 kHz. This is part of a plan to provide better national radio coverage in the event of a natural disaster, such as a tsunami. The SIBC has been testing in October and more recently in November. There have already been YouTube stories about the new frequency: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZEKEYzNANY
The SIBC is keen to hear from listeners as to whether the signal is getting out widely so please e-mail them if you hear the new frequency. No doubt there will be problems given that Radio Australia is also on 6080 kHz…not to mention several other stations.
Regards,
Martin
Feedback fron Bryan Clark, Mangawhai: Yes Martin, have been monitoring over recent weeks to establish the sign-on time, given that 9545 usually closes abruptly at 0501 UTC.
One night they appeared on 6080 about 0607 UTC, another night they were there at 0525 check.
Understand they should change to 6080 immediately after 9545 closure but yet to confirm that’s definite.
They usually override the co-channel Brazilian.
Very good signal by 0800 and then at 0900 they are clobbered by RA’s Papua New Guinea Service – though still audible underneath, parallel to 5019.88kHz.
Bryan

Radio Books Make Great Presents

Well-known US DXer Jerry Berg has just authored his fourth and final book in a series about shortwave listening and broadcasting. “The Early Shortwave Stations: A Broadcasting History Through 1945” . Here is an article from Radio World:

Jerry has an excellent website devoted to radio history, On the Shortwaves.

 

BBC Seychelles to close…

Location of the Seychelles

Thanks to Georgi Brancov for this info via the Bulgarian DX Blog.

Monday, November 25, 2013

 

DXing Scandanavian-style…

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Map Swedish Provinces, Lappland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Alokesh Gupta: Hunting for radio signals near the Arctic Ocean. An interesting perspective from the Chinese viewpoint.

And from the DXers themselves : http://www.dxing.info/dxpeditions/aih29rep.dx
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Waianakarua 2013 DXpedition

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http://www.radiodx.com/articles/dxpeditions/waianakarua-2013/

WRMI Purchases WYFR’s Okeechobee Facilities

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Thanks to Paul Rawdon for posting this news to the DX Dialog reflector:

http://swling.com/blog/2013/11/wrmi-purchases-wyfr-transmission-site-and-plans-move-to-okeechobee/

FCC to Revive AM Radio

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Have just read an interesting article in the ‘New York Times’ about concern in the USA over the fall in audiences for AM radio. It’s also worth noting that AM’s historical links are recognised in the article and the medium is described as “a cultural touchstone”. And five of the biggest commercial money-spinners in the US radio market are AM stations.
73.
Martin
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