Sat, 21 February 2015
A listener-powered edition of the programme, with a range of updates from the shortwave bands. What power is being used by Radio Luxembourg on 15 MHz? The answer is 10 kW. Julius Hermans has been listening to Radio Ala, and Radio Dublin is back on 6910 kHz. There is a shortage of books about HF propagation. Dave Rosenthal has been reviewing what's available. Radio Netherlands English broadcasts are expanding to the Pacific. So why isn't QSL and DX in the Oxford English Dictionary. Victor Goonetilleke has been following broadcasts from Kashmir. A Purple Hair story from Hungary. In 1995 experiments with digital radio experiments (DAB) are due to start in the Netherlands. Arthur Cushen has media news updates from Tonga. The shortwave transmitter on 5030 kHz has been moved to a new building. Radio Free Bougainville is verifying reports via Sam Voron.
Direct download: MN.05.03.1992.schedule.mp3
Category:Media Network Archives -- posted at: 10:24am CEST
Radio Luxembourg's 19.34m 15350kHz transmitter in it's final year WAS actually 50kW erp;they DID actually replace the old 10kW erp Telefunken valve tx unit inside the highly directional 15350Khz 19m mast with a more energy efficient solid state 50kW erp Thomson tx unit which gave a much better(and stronger)signal into North America. Your initial guess was right Jonathan. I gave this frequency a try in Luxy's last year here in the North West of the United Kingdom and it was certainly louder and more audible, still with a degree of fade though (which I couldn't do nothing about but it was still fairly listenable if not perfect).