Tag: Broadcast Radio

88 MHz Trans-Atlantic signals heard in Ireland

On Sunday the 8th of July 2018, there was a remarkable opening on the VHF bands across the North Atlantic. While there were plenty of strong multi-hop Sporadic-E signals on the 28 MHz and 50 MHz bands, the maximum usable frequency did reach as high as 88 MHz at one stage

Hamvention used AM information radio station

WIA News report that whilst most VK hamfests, and usually the WIA AGM host clubs, use 2 meters to provide an information hub for attendees, in an effort to avoid the first-day traffic tangles of Hamvention, they utilized a low-power Information Radio Station on 1620 kHz AM to get out the word on traffic, parking, and event details to visitors as they approached the city

Radio Sawa to scale back regional broadcasts

To save $9.5 million in 2019, the U.S. government’s Arabic language broadcaster Radio Sawa plans to restrict its FM and AM transmissions to Iraq. This will mean the end of Radio Sawa’s radio service, AM and FM, to the rest of the Middle East

Danny Shortwave And Radio DX

Shortwave Radio/BCL ResourcesThis channel is all about radio listening and dxing. I will be covering frequency bands like longwave, AM/MW and shortwave. I’m embarking on my renew interest in this hobby since my childhood….

GatesAir suspends sale of AM transmitters

When a prominent radio engineer passed along word to Radio World that he’d sought a quote from the manufacturer on a new transmitter but was told the company had discontinued the model and was assessing its AM line, they sought to learn more

Sony likely to cease production of shortwave radios

SONY Japan declared in January that they ended the production of ICF-SW35 shortwave receiver. They also declared in February that they end the sales of another shortwave receiver ICF-7600GR at their on-line store. Probably they will declare the end of its production soon [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/sony-likely-to-cease-production-of-shortwave-radios.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Absolute Radio seeks to reduce AM coverage

Ofcom has published a consultation on a proposed variation to Absolute Radio’s national analogue radio licence [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/absolute-radio-seeks-to-reduce-am-coverage.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

No lights for Solomon’s broadcaster this festive season

The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation is reportedly struggling to stay on air after the electricity company cut power to the station because of more a than $US8,000 (£5964.80) unpaid bill [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/no-lights-for-solomon-broadcaster-this-festive-season.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Australian broadcaster celebrating on shortwave

As part of 50th celebrations, radio broadcaster 4KZ in Northern Queensland is now on 5055 kHz and already getting signal reports including from North America and New Zealand [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/australian-broadcaster-celebrating-on-shortwave.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]


‘SELECTIVE FADING’; I am told is essentially, “A Radio propagation anomally caused by partial cancellation of a Radio signal by itself. – the signal arriving at the receiver by two different paths and at least one of the paths is changing(lengthening or shortening)”. A few decades ago, 1960 era, as a child, I remember the…

BBC AM local radio closures

The BBC are closing a number of Local Radio medium wave AM transmitters in January 2018 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/bbc-am-local-radio-closures.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Australian broadcaster 4KZ now on shortwave

4KZ – a regional radio broadcaster based in Innisfail, Australia – started broadcasting on shortwave December 20, 2017 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/australian-broadcaster-4kz-now-on-shortwave.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Commercial radio formats to be scrapped

Radio Today reports on UK Government plans to bring in new rules on commercial radio formats as soon as possible – meaning stations will be free to change their music format without Ofcom approval [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/commercial-radio-formats-to-be-scrapped.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Radio Caroline AM service to open

Weather and technology permitting, our programmes on 648Khz will commence originating from the Ross Revenge at 7.00am on Friday 22nd December For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/radio-caroline-am-service-to-open.htm [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/radio-caroline-am-service-to-open.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Caroline North

Radio Caroline North returns this weekend for our final broadcast of 2017 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/caroline-north.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Technical analysis of coexistence of TV and 700 MHz band

Ofcom has published an update on a technical analysis of coexistence between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band, and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the 470-694 MHz band [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/technical-analysis-of-coexistence-of-tv-and-700-mhz-band.htm”]Original Article [/su_button]

1930s Radio Times now online

The BBC Genome Project has released the next batch of pages from the publication Radio Times, this time covering the 1930s [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/1930s-radio-times-now-online.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

FCC Chair quizzed about AM Radio Revitalization

On Saturday, December 2, 2017 MSNBC TV host Hugh Hewitt had an exclusive interview with the FCC Chair Ajit Pai. It kicked off with the key issue of AM Radio Revitalisation [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/fcc-chair-quizzed-about-am-radio-revitalization.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Radio Caroline – Reception reports round-up

Thank you to everyone who has sent in reception reports. We have literally been inundated with them, and will try to reply to those who asked for replies over the coming weeks, but it will be a slow process [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/caroline-reception-reports-roundup.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

More BBC AM transmitters to close

On the British DX Club (BDXC) Yahoo Group Nick Buxton reports that BBC AM stations in Lincolnshire and Nottingham are to close [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/more-bbc-am-transmitters-to-close.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

BBC World Service – Waveguide

Andy M6VFT‏ notes that episodes of the BBC World Service’s Waveguide programme as far back as 1988 are available to listen on iPlayer [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/bbc-world-service-waveguide.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

80 year-old Telefunken TX

On Sunday the 26th November the Bergen Broadcaster Association – Foreningen Bergen Kringkaster – (FBK) group of amateur radio enthusiasts celebrated the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of this Telefunken LW / MW transmitter station from 1937 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/80-year-old-telefunken-tx.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]