Fri, 24 July 2015
We start the programme with several reports from listeners that Laser Radio is back from the North Sea, this time on a new frequency of 558 kHz. They are advertising for DJ's from a PO Box address in Grand Central Station, New York City. Prof John Campbell has been investigating The Voice of National Resistance of Mozambique which has been closed down as part of an agreement between South Africa and Mozambique. Radio Free Suriname is still on the air on 6850 kHz. There seem to be several unofficial FM pirates operating in German from Belgium near Aachen. Bob Chaundy reports on the Philips D7456 cassette radio and 9 band shortwave receiver. There is African Media News with Richard Ginbey who reports on stations from Southern Africa.
There are problems with a Japanese DBS satellite. Radio Japan's signal to their Gabon relay station has been interrupted for several days. Radio Sweden has changed its interval signal. Iraq has started using 13 MHz. Sky Channel's Patrick Cox explains why it has taken so long to get their signal distributed in the Netherlands.
Direct download: MN.10.05.1984.skychannel.mp3
Category:Media Network Archives -- posted at: 1:55pm CEST
Later on in the 80's Sky Channel dropped it's Oak Orion encryption system and went free-to-air across Europe via ECS-FI;I remember seeing Sky Channel in a few shops selling satellite equipment on 1.2m dishes, and it was rather easy to receive with Wegener Panda 1 stereo available @ 7.02/7.20Mhz, ropey audio quality on non-Wegener equipped stereo satellite receivers but ALWAYS better on Wegener Panda 1 equipped stereo satellite receivers.