World Music Radio (WMR) commenced broadcasting on 15805 kHz on December 24th 2018 with a power of 200 W. Transmissions were irregular for the first couple of days, but should hopefully now be regular. The old transmitter and the simple aerial willing. Until January 6th 2019 the approx. hours of daily operation will be 0700-2000 UTC. As from January 7th 15805 kHz will probably be on the air Saturday-Sunday only.
Power is only 200 W, which of course is a very low on the 19 meter band, propagation is quite poor on this band now – and the aerial (a simple dipole) is not very efficient so reception is quite difficult and irregular. So far – poor to fair reception in Southern Europe has been observed in daytime till around 1300 UTC and fair to good reception in Ireland, Scotland, western England and Iceland has been experienced during evenings around 17-20 UTC.
Transmissions on 5840 kHz continues 24/7 with a power of 100 W.
The transmitter site for 5840 as well as 15805 kHz is Randers, Denmark.
Please note that the current QSL-design will be used for reception reports covering reception in 2018 only. A new design will be used in 2019.
An eQSL is available for reports sent to email@example.com – a reply can be expected within a month or so.
A printed QSL is available for reports sent to World Music Radio, PO Box 112, DK-8960 Randers SØ, Denmark. Return postage is kindly required. For a fast reply enclose 5 euro or 5 USD (QSL will be mailed from Denmark, where postage rates are the highest in the world – 29DKK for a post card). If less return postage is enclosed, you will still get a QSL-card, but will have to wait some time till the QSLs can be mailed out from outside of Denmark.
Please note that no QSLs are available for reports made by listening via remote receivers.
No news as for 927 kHz Copenhagen. Still struggling to find a transmitter site there.
Best 73s and happy new year,
Stig Hartvig Nielsen,
World Music Radio – WMR
27 December: WMR has now added another short wave frequency: Besides 5840 kHz WMR is now broadcasting on 15805 kHz. Power is 200 W, the aerial is a very simple dipole and propagation on this frequency is somewhat irregular. Around midday good reception in parts of Southern Europe, and evenings reception is possible in Ireland, parts of England, France, Scotland and Iceland. Enjoy
28 December: I had to make a change to the aerial this morning – so a bit late s/on. But 15805 kHz is on now – and transmitter and aerial willing – I will have 15805 kHz on the air daily around 0700-2000 UTC. Power is very low, propagation is poor and the aerial is not very efficient so I think it will be a very difficult catch outside Europe. But with a very good receiving aerial and a lot of patience it might be possible 🙂