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EDXC 2019 Andorra short film

This short film (now on Youtube) about the 2019 EDXC conference in Andorra in early September has been produced by Eric Tiffon from Bordeaux in France. Moltes gràcies, Merci beaucoup Eric!   (Alan Pennington via BDXC)

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Temporary suspension of RTÉ Longwave service to ensure its future

THE popular RTÉ Longwave (LW) radio service has been suspended for five weeks so that essential maintenance work can be completed. Members of the Irish community across Britain rely on the channel to stay connected to the news, sports and entertainment they enjoy from back home in Ireland. Its future hung in the balance when RTÉ announced plans to scrap …

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R.I.P. Henrik Klemetz

One of the most famous DXers of our time, Henrik Klemetz (HK), has passed away early this morning in Sweden. Henrik died in a hospital in the town of Borås as a result of a serious illness. Henrik had lived for years in Colombia, and he was known especially for his unparallelled knowledge about the radio scene in Latin America. …

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WW0WWV special event

Until October 1, WWV and WWVH are broadcasting a US Department of Defense message to mark the centennial of WWV and to announce the WW0WWV special event The message will air at 10 minutes past the hour from September 28 until October 2 from the WWV transmitter site near Fort Collins, Colorado. Kevin Utter, N7GES, a member of the …

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NRK to close LW 153 kHz but to upgrade Norway’s last MW station

Norway’s last LW station (Ingøy, 153 kHz) to close in October. The one remaining MW station (Longyearbyen 1485 kHz, Svalbard) proposed upgraded to 3 kW. Full report in Norwegian: (Bjarne Mjelde on Facebook Group, 18 Sept) Google translation from Norwegian: Although not many people are aware of this, NRK still has broadcasts on both long and medium wave. …

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Last chance to hear WMR on 5840 and 15805 kHz

In a completely unexpected move the Danish authorities has withdrawn the permission to use out of band frequencies (on a non interference basis) for World Music Radio (WMR). This means that WMR will be ceasing operations on 5840 and 15805 kHz tomorrow Sunday September 15th 2009 at 2200 UTC. WMR may return to shortwave – using frequencies inside the official …

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All-Ireland final worldwide, also on shortwave

Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra and LW252 at 12:55pm (click here) and starts at 2pm on RTÉ Radio 1. All radio streams will be available worldwide on RTÉ.ie. Join Darren Frehill, Jacqui Hurley and guests for expert analysis. Coverage of the All-Ireland minor decider between Kilkenny and Galway can be heard on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra from 1pm …

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The BBC and World War Two

On 3 September 1939 Britain went to war with Hitler’s Germany. In the fight against fascism, broadcasting played a starring role: as informant, morale-booster, propaganda weapon. Eighty years on, we’re opening-up the archives to shed new light on how the BBC shaped the experience of war – and how war transformed the BBC in return.

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RTE 252 maintenance

Works have begun on september 4 to help ensure the continuance of RTÉ’s longwave radio service for a minimum of two years, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton, Chair of the Oireachtas Communications Committee, said: “I have received confirmation from the national broadcaster that works have begun today on elements of the transmission equipment which will help …

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FRS Holland on air this sunday

Unfortunately we haven’t been very lucky with our evening broadcasts this Summer. Next Sunday there will be a repeat of our 39th Anniversary broadcast from last Sunday on 5810 kHz between 19-23 CEST. Keep on writing and supporting Free Radio on short wave! 73s Peter Verbruggen

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Georgia: la stazione radio segreta

Serviva ad interrompere le trasmissioni delle “emittenti nemiche” e chi vi lavorava agiva nel più completo isolamento. La storia, in Georgia, della “Stazione di trasmissione numero 5” Cinquanta chilometri a nord di Tbilisi si trovano una serie di edifici misteriosi: non hanno nome e non sono indicati sulle mappe ufficiali. La gente del posto si riferisce a questo luogo chiamandolo …

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German transmitter platform plunges leaving three dead

They had been working on a radio mast in the Hoher Meissner hills when the accident happened, 30km (18 miles) south-east of Kassel. The transmitter belongs to regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), which said it was upset by the news. In a tweet, it said its thoughts were with the workers’ families. The Hoher Meissner transmitter has three radio …

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