Antártida broadcasting from Argentina on
Radio Antártida is
yet another unlicensed station in Argentina, broadcasting
on 1010 kHz mediumwave. Test transmissions were
first heard by Marcelo Cornachioni in mid-June,
and reported on Condig mailing list. Radio Antártida
has announced that regular broadcasting was to begin
on June 21. Before its current frequency, the station
was briefly on the air on 1610 kHz mediumwave, retransmitting
Radio Excelsior (730 kHz) from the city of Monte
Grande. According to Cornachioni, both Radio Excelsior
and Radio Antártida are owned by Raúl
O. Prais, who also runs an FM station on 91.5 MHz.
June 24, 2005)
Radio NART plans to broadcast on 873 kHz
Radio NART in Ukraine is
planning to begin transmissions on 873 kHz mediumwave
in June. DXer Boris Skurativskiy from Kiev reports
in Open DX that Radio NART was granted a license
for 873 kHz AM on June 7. Previously the station
has transmitted only on the FM band with transmitters
in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa, Vinnytsya and Kramatorsk.
Former station manager Kyrylo Bulkin says to DXing.info
that the station was more independent than its owners
wanted it to be, which resulted in management and
format changes. The earlier talk format has been
replaced by locally produced music programming,
although the station continues to relay the BBC
and Radio Liberty. Bulkin also says that two thirds
of the programming used to be in Ukrainian and the
rest in Russian, but currently only Ukrainian programming
is being broadcast. The station also identifies
as Chesna Khvilya (Honest Wave).
June 12, 2005)
DX station from Sweden on 1602 kHz
special event station in Sweden will be on the air
on 1602 kHz briefly this weekend. According to Swedish
DXer Jan Edh, Fiskeboda Radio will transmit on June
10 and 11 at about 1900-0000 UTC with a power of
500 watts. Fiskeboda Radio is run by the Swedish
DX Parliament, the annual summer meeting of Swedish
DXers, which is organized this year by Norrköpings
Distanslyssnare (NDL) in Fiskeboda at Lake Hjälmaren,
between the towns of Norrköping and Örebro.
The event on June 10-12 will be attended by some
30 DXers from Sweden and Finland. Reception reports
can be sent to: Fiskeboda Radio, c/o Claes Olsson,
Trestegsgatan 113, SE-60363 Norrköping, Sweden.
Return postage is required for a QSL. The station
can also be contacted by email.
More information can be found in the Europe
forum of the DXing.info Community.
The station turned out to be a no-show because of
technical problems. NDL has informed that they were
only able to transmit a carrier, but not a modulated
signal. The club hopes to try again within two months.
June 9, 2005, edited on June 12)
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