Friday, March 04, 2011

Radio Nord revival

We just got the confirmation from The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) that our application for MW 1512 kHz and SW 6060 kHz has been approved.

On March 8 at 0848 UTC/GMT (0948 CET) we will start by broadcasting the opening of offshore station Radio Nord just as it was aired on this date in 1961. We will also make some short test transmissions on these frequencies before our regular programme starts.

Power will be 1 kW on 1512 kHz and 10 kW on 6060kHz. The MW tx is located at Kvarnberget, Vallentuna some 35 km from Stockholm city and the SW tx outside the town of Sala.

If you catch our signal please comment in our blog  and let us know how well you can hear us in your area. QSL cards will be available later.

(Ronny Forslund, ARC/Radio Nord Revival, March 3, DX LISTENING DIGEST via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A chance to hear Sweden on shortwave again ... 10kW should get out OK.

It is good to see some countries are happy to license private shortwave stations - Sweden, Finland, Germany.

It's a shame the UK doesn't allow private broadcasters on shortwave. Many years ago Radio Fax campaigned hard to get a SW licence and was turned down.

Radio Caroline can't even get a permanent licence to broadcast on medium wave, although its campaign does have backing from some MPs.