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Medium Wave Survey for Central Europe

KHz / Status / Country / Programme / Power kW (effective ERP) / next city near transmitter / audio bandwidth / Programme type and remarks 531 Alg Jil FM 600 Ain El Beida, ne 5.3/9.3 NB arab, n: 300 kW Far Kringvarp Foroeya 25 Akraberg 4.5 NB Spa RNE R.Nacional 6 4 tx 7.5- NB, daytime : RNE5 with 2x25 +2x20 kW 540 Hng Kossuth Radio 2000 Solt, c 5.0 NB Spa Onda Cero Catalunia 50 Barcelona Com Mrc Al Idaƒ Al-Watania 300 Sidi Bennour, c NB 549 Ger Deutschlandfunk 200 Bayreuth, s / Essen, w 4.5 NB info/cul Svn Radio Koper 15 Beli Kriz PB Italian Alg Jil FM 300 Sidi Hamadouche, nw NB 558 Rom Radio Craiova 400 Craiova, wc PB Loc, + R.Rom.Cultural (NB) Spa RNE R.Nacional 50 San Sebastian, n 9.5 Svn Muravideki Magyar R. 10 Maribor, e 5.5 PB min Irn IRIB R.Farhan 1000 Gheslag, nw NB, 558.045 KHz &Gbr Spectrum R. Int. 0.8 London, se Com Asian 567 Rom Romania Aktualit. 50 Brasov 9.5 NB Spa RNE R.5 55 Murcia, Marbella NB 576 Bul Horizont 500 Vidin, nw NB Spa RNE R.5 100 Barcelona, e NB, echo by parallel wtx on Canary Isl. 585 Spa RNE R.Nacional 600 Madrid, c 10.0 NB info &Gbr BBC Radio Scotland 2 Dumfries, nwSco PB, also R.Solway (Loc) 594 Sau BSKSA Al-Aam 2000 Duba, nw NB, only morning hours 603 Fra France Info 300 Lyon ,e NB/Loc Rom R.Rom.Actualitati 100 4 tx NB info, echo (not simulcasting), also mn German &Gbr BBC Radio 4 (LW) 2 Newcastle, neEng NB aff &Gbr Smooth Radio 0.1 Maidstone, se Loc Com 612 Bos R.Bosnie i Herceg.1 100 Sarajevo, c NB, nominal 600 kW but probably reduced power Ltu R.Baltic Waves 100 Vilnius, c relays of R.Svoboda(RFE), R.Polonia, R.Racja, European R. for Belarus Spa RNE R.Nacional 20 2 tx NB &Mrc RTM Arabic 300 Rabat, n NB arab &Rus Radio Mayak 50 Petrozadovsk, n NB, closing 31.12.2012 621 Bel RTBF 1 300 Bruxelles, c 5.0 NB for Valony (French language) Mda Voice of Russia 1000 Maiac FS in Greek a.o. Spa RNE R.Nacional 70 Palma + 2 tx NB Egy Voice of the Arabs 500 Alexandria, ne NB arab 630 Tun RTT Arabic 300 Tunis, n NB arab Rom R.Timisoara / mn 400 Timisoara, w NB, also "Maghiar German" Hungarian and German Ger Stimme Russlands(VoR)80? Braunschweig, c FS Voice of Russia 639 Cze Cesky R.2/R.6 100 Praha, c / Ostrava, e 5.7 NB cul, nominally Praha 1500 kW, 2 x 50 kW is a guess Spa RNE R.Nacional 300 La Coruna, nw + 5 tx 9.5 NB info 648 Svn Muravidek Magyar R. 10 Murska Sobota PB in Hungarian, also Slowenja 1, stronger pwr? 657 Ita RAI Radio Uno 55 Pisa 8.0 NB Spa RNE R.5 20 Madrid, c 9.5 PB 666 Spa SER 50 Barcelona, e Com Gbr BBC R.North Yorkshire 0.5 Fulford, e Loc Irn Radio Iran 50 Shusta NB 675 Ned Radio Maria (NL) 120 Utrecht, c 6.3 relig Lby Sawt u.Lib.al-Hurra 100 Benghazi, ne NB 684 Spa RNE R.Nacional 500 Sevilla, s NB info Ser R.Beograd 1 10 Belgrade NB 693 Gbr BBC 5 Live 291 11 tx 6.4 NB talk Ita RAI Radio Uno 20 Potenza, c NB 702 Ger NDR Info/Funkhaus Eu. 7.5 Flensburg, n 4.2 PB info/mn/pop/Sp/Sh/BBC/France Info as on 972 Mco CRI - China R. Int. 400 Monaco FS in Italian, Chinese and French 711 Fra France Info 300 Rennes, nw 4.7 NB + Loc France Bleu Armorique Rum Rom. Actualitati 50 Sighet, ne NB 720 Ger WDR 2 / Vera 85 Essen, w 4.8 PB pop/nonstop traffic announcements (daytime) &Gbr BBC Radio 4 (LW) 11 3 tx NB aff &Rom R.Rom.Actualitati 35 3 tx NB mix 729 Spa RNE R.Nacional 195 6 tx 5.0 NB info &Ger BR Plus 1.2 2 tx, s PB sen 738 Spa RNE R.Nacional 50 Barcelona, ne 9.5 NB info, reduced power estimated, nominal 600 KW Rus World Radio Network 5 Moscow 10.5 various FS 747 Ned Radio 5 300 Flevoland, c 5.3 NB &Bul R.Bulgaria Internat.300 Petric, w FS 756 Ger Deutschlandfunk 300 Braunschweig,c/Ravensbg.s 4.9 NB info/cul Rom R.Rom.Actualitati 400 Sibiu, s NB 765 Rus R.Rossii/R.Karelii 150 Petrozadowsk, nw NB/PB Gbr BBC Essex 0.5 Chelmsford, se Loc 774 Spa RNE R.Nacional 265 7 tx NB info Cro Hrvatski Radio 1 50 Hvar, w NB mix Egy Middle East Comm. 500 Abis NB Ger WDR 2 / Vera 5 Bonn, w 4.5 PB in wGer / traffic &Gbr BBC R.Kent/5live 0.7 Littlebourne, se Loc / NB &Gbr BBC R.Leeds/Asian Net 0.5 Farnley, cEng Loc / PB &Gbr BBC Radio 4 2 2 tx NB 783 Syr As-Suriyyah 1 600 Tartus, w 6.5NB 1st arab, irregular Spa Rock y Gol 50 Barcelona, ne Com 792 Ger NDR Info/Funkhaus Eu. 5 Lingen, nw PB info/mn/pop/Sp/Sh/BBC/France Info as on 972 Spa SER Radio Sevilla 20 Sevilla,s Com info &Gbr BBC R.Ulster / BBCWS 1 Londonderry, NIrl PB/FS, daytime: BBC Radio Foyle 801 Ger BR Plus 100 Munich / Nurnberg, s 6.5 PB Schlager/Oldies 810 Gbr BBC Radio Scotland 205 3 tx 6.5 PB mix Scotland Mac Radio Skopje 300 Skopje, c 4.3 NB, tests, also minority programmes and Deutsche Welle relay 819 Egy "Jumhuriya" (1st) 1000 Alexandria, n NB arab Ita RAI Radio 1 20 Trieste, n NB Spa Radio Euskadi 10 San Sebastian, n Com in Euskera (Basque) and Spanish language 828 Ger NDR Info/Funkhaus Eu.20 Hannover, n PB info/mn/pop/Sp/Sh/BBC/France Info as on 972 Spa Onda Cero Radio 50 Barcelona, ne Com Nat info 837 Spa COPE 23 Burgos / Sevilla + 2 tx Loc, different px 846 Irl Radio North 1 Donegal, n Com, Country music and religious programmes 855 Rom R.Rom.Actualitati 1500 Bucarest 7.2 NB mix Spa RNE R.Nacional 440 Murcia + 9tx NB info "Radio Nacional de Espana" &Gbr BBC R.Norfolk 1.5 Norwich, e Loc #Ger Deutschlandfunk 20 Berlin NB 864 Fra France Bleu 300 Paris 5.0 NB + Loc "City Radio de Paris" &Egy Al-Qahira 500 Santah NB arab Koran program 873 Rus Radio Rossii 475 Moscow/Samara/Kaliningr+3tx 12.5/30(!) NB, echoes Gbr BBC R.Ulster 1 Enniskillen, NIr PB Hng MR4 40 Budapest,c / Pecs,s NB Min Spa SER 25 Zaragoza, ne Com 882 Gbr BBC Radio Wales 100 Cardiff, sWal 6.5 PB mix for Wales Mgo Radio Crne Gore 10 Montenegro, w PB &Spa COM Radio 10 Barcelona, ne Com "Catalunya Ona Municipal" 891 Ned Radio 538 20 Maastricht, s 6.0 Com pop Alg RTA 1 "Djazair" 500 Alger, n NB arab, n: 250 kW, exact freq: 890.96 khz 900 Ita RAI Radio Uno 600 Milano, n 9.0/4.9 NB mix "Radiouno" &Sau Al-Saudiyah 1 1000 Qurayyat NB, also "Call Of Islam" 17-19 h 909 Gbr BBC 5 Live 466 11 tx 4.7 NB talk Rom Radio Cluj 200 Jucu, c 7.0/4.7 PB 918 Svn Radio Slowenija 1 10 Ljubljana, c 9.8/4.6 NB mix, reduced power? nominal 600 kW &Syr As-Suriyyah 1 600 Al Hasakah, ne NB arab 936 Ita RAI Radio 1 40 3 tx 9.5 NB / Loc Venice Spa RNE Radio 5 45 Valladolid, c / Zaragoza,ne NB Irn R.Markaze Azerbaij. 300 Miandoab, nw PB 945 Rom R.Romania Actualid. 14 Miercuria Ciuc, c NB *Gbr Smooth Radio 0.7 Eastbourne, s Com, seems stronger 954 Cze Cesky R.2/R.6 273 Brno + 3 tx 6.5 NB cul, short delays &Qua Qatar Al Doha 1500 Al Arish NB arab main progr. 963 Tun R.Tunis Int. 100 Jedeida, n 7.0 FS Gbr Sunrise Radio 1 2 tx London, se Com 972 Ger NDR Info/Funkh.Eu. 100 Hamburg, n 4.3 PB info(day)/mn Funkhaus Europa / pop (night) +Sp +Sh, relays of BBC (18 CET)/ France Info (1830 CET)/ Funkhaus Europa (16 CET) Ukr R.Promin 40 Mykolayev 4.8 NB &Gbr Sunrise Radio 1 London Com Loc 981 Alg RTA 2 "Thakafiyah" 600 Alger, c 4.8 NB in Berber, n: 300 kW Ita RAI Radio Uno/Trst 10 Trieste, n NB / Loc in Slowenian 990 Spa SER Radio Bilbao 15 Bilbao, n / Radio Cadiz,s Com info Gbr BBC Radio 5 live 1 Tywyn NB talk Gbr BBC R.Devon/5live 1 Exeter,sw Loc / NB Gbr Magic AM 0.2 Doncaster, eEng Com old 999 Mda Voice of Russia 300 Grigoriopol, e 5.5 FS, also BBC and Deutsche Welle and Radio Pridnistroya Ita RAI Radio 1 42 Perugia/Rimini/Cap.Vaticano 9.0 NB Spa COPE R.Pop.Madrid 50 Madrid, c Com info "Radio Popular de Madrid" &Gbr Gem AM 0.2 Nottingham, nEng Com Loc pop &Gbr BBC Solent/5live/WS 1 Southampton, s Loc / NB 1008 Ned Grootnieuws Radio 200 Flevoland, c 6.5 Com rlg 1017 Spa RNE Radio 5 20 Granada / Burgos NB Gbr Free Radio 80s 0.6 Shrewsbury, wEng Com 1026 Irn R.Tabriz 200 Tabriz, nw PB Gbr Downtown Radio 1.7 Belfast 8.0 Com Loc Gbr BBC Loc /BBC5 live 2 Jersey, s / Cambridge, se Loc / NB Spa SER 24 Reus + 5 tx Com Loc 1035 Est Pereraradio 100 Tartu, c 7.5 Com Rel in Russian &Gbr North Sound 2 + other 0.8 Aberdeen, Sco Com, also West Sound Ayr, RTL Country London, BBC R.Sheffield 1044 Spa SER 15 San Sebastian,n / Valladol. Com Loc 1053 Gbr Talk Sport 950 12 tx 7.2 Com talk Rom R.Iasi/Rom.Actual. 1000 Iasi PB, also R.Moldava (20-21) 1062 Ita RAI Radio 1 51 6 tx 9.3/6.8 NB, delays Cze Country Radio 10 Praha 4.7 Com Country, night 1 kW 1071 Gbr Talk Sport 2.5 Newcastle + 2 tx Com talk 1080 Spa SER 20 5 tx Loc: Granada, Palma, La Coruna, Huesca Spa Onda Cero R.Toledo 5 Toledo, c Loc Rus R.Rossii 100 Kovylkino, seEu NB Irn IRIB Arabic R. 750 Abadan, sw FS, //sat 13E 12437H A87 left channel 1089 Gbr Talk Sport 314 7 tx 8.2 NB talk, echoes 1098 Svk R.Devin 10 Bratislava? NB, power guessed *Spa RNE 5 30 5 tx NB/Loc 1107 Ger AFN Power Network 10 Kaiserslt,sw 9.5 (!) Mil American Forces Network, seems like 50 KW Ger AFN The Eagle 10 Amberg, se 9.0 Mil Yug R.Beograd 1 60 Novi Sad, n NB Spa RNE Radio 5 95 5 tx NB / Loc Gbr Moray Firth R. 1.5 Inverness, nSco 6.5 Com Loc 1116 Hng Danko Radio 17 Miskolc, ne / Mosonm.,nw 4.8 NB Ita RAI Radio 1 247 5 tx 9.3 NB amp;Spa SER 5 3 tx Com R.Albacete / R.Pontevedra / R.Tarrasa &Gbr BBC R.Derby / 5live 1.2 Derby, w Loc / NB 1125 Bel VivaCité (RTBF) 20 Charleroi, sc 4.7 NB pop Spa RNE R.5 52 5 tx 7.3 1134 Spa COPE 30 5 tx Com news/loc 1143 Ger AFN Power Netw./Loc 15 Stuttgart, s + 7 tx 4.8 Mil American Forces Network, echoes, Loc from Würzburg Rus Mayak/VoR/RMR 300 Kaliningrad,w / Samara 12.0 NB / FS, Russkoye Meshdunarodnoye R. Ita RAI Radio 1 10 Sassari, w 9.3 NB 1152 Rom R.Rom.Aktualitati 950 Cluj, w / Kupavna 9.3 NB, mix &Gbr LBC 23 London Com Loc &Gbr Smooth Radio 1.1 Norwich, se / Plymouth, s Com Loc &Gbr 3 com sts 8 Manchester/Birmingham/Glasg Com Clyde 2 / Manchester Magic / Free Radio 80s 1161 Bul Horizont 20 Targoviste,c / Dulovo, ne NB + Min (Turkish) &Gbr 5 Loc.stns 3 5 tx Radio Tay AM, Dundee / BBC Southern Counties Radio, Bexhill / Gold, Hull / a.o. &Egy Mid Delta R. 100 Tanta, n Loc 1170 Cro R.Capodistria 100 Rijeka, w 6.0 PB mix in Italian, also R.Slowenija &Gbr 6 Com.Loc.stns 2 6 tx Swansea Sound / GNR, Stockton / Gold a.o. 1179 Rom R.Rom.Aktualitati 207 Bacau, e / Vascau 4.8 NB mix Ger SWRinfo/Ant.Saar/ARD 10 Saarbrücken, sw PB Spa SER 50 Valencia, e Com 1188:Hng MR 4 Nemzetiseg 150 Marcali 4.8 Ethnic, only daytime &Rus Deutsche Welle 10 St.Petersburg FS Rus. 4-5, 15-21 UTC 1197 Gbr Absolute Radio 6 9 tx 6.7 Com rock Rom R.Cluj/R.Neumarkt 14 Brasov PB + German minority service 1206 Fra France Info 300 Bordeaux, sw 4.0 NB 1215 Gbr Absolute Radio 326 13 tx 6.5 Com rock :Rus Voice of Russia 600 Kaliningrad, w FS , Russkoye Meshdunarodnoye R. Alb CRI - China R. Int. 500 Fllake 4.5 FS, also R.Tirana, VoA, carrier about 1214.85 kHz 1224 Spa COPE 40 7 tx 8.0 Com/Loc 1233 Cze Radio Dechkova 10 Prague, c Com Czech oldies Gbr Absolute Radio 1.6 6 tx 6.4 Com rock 1242 Fra France Info 150 Marseille, s 4.7 NB Gbr Absolute Radio 2 4 tx 6.5 Com rock 1251 Hng MR4 25 Nyiregyhaza/Szombathely NB, Loc "Nyiregihazi Regionalis Studio", mn "Nemzetisegi Adasok", echoes, 05-21 UTC Ned Radio 5 10 Maastricht, s 5.5 NB aff Lyb Idha at L. al-Hurra 500 El Beida, n 5.4 FS &Gbr Smooth Radio 0.8 Bury St.Edmunds, eEng Com 1260&Spa SER 10 Murcia / Algeciras, s Com &Gbr Absolute Radio 0.5 Guildford, se Com &Gbr Smooth Radio 2 Bristol, Farndon Com old &Gbr Sabras Radio 0.3 Leicester, nwEng Loc Com Asian &Cva R.Vatican 5 Vatican City 6.3 NB 1269 Ger Deutschlandfunk 300 Neumuenster, n 4.9 info/cul +Sh 1278 Fra France Bleu 300 Strasbourg, e 5.2 NB pop / Loc "France Bleu Alsace" in Alsace dialect 1287 Spa SER 14 R.Lerida / R.Lugo /R.Burgos 7.0 Com news 1296 Spa COPE Valencia 20 Valencia, e 8.0/4.8 Com &Gbr Radio XL 6 Birmingham, wEng Loc Asian 1305 Gbr Premier Radio 1 London Loc Com relg Spa RNE Radio 5 55 5 tx NB 1314 Rom Antena Satelor 21 2 tx 4.7 Com Rom Romania Actualitata - Novaci NB, also mn German Uae Voice of America 2000 Dubai FS 1323 Rom R.Cluj/R.Neumarkt 7 Targu Mures PB + German minority service Gbr Smooth Radio 0.5 Brighton, s Com old 1332 Cze Cesky R.2/R.6 50 Domamil, se 5.2 NB / relays Rom R.Romania Actualitati50 Galati, e NB &Gbr Premier R 0.5 London 6.3 Com relg &Gbr Smooth Radio 0.5 Peterborough Com old 1341 Gbr BBC Radio Ulster 100 Belfast, nIrl 6.3 PB mix for NIrl,BBC World Sce at night, some Gaelic newscasts 1350 Hng MR4 5 Györ, nw NB :Arm TWR/NHK/VoR 1000 Gavar FS 13-2030 UTC Trans World Radio and NHK Japan, other relays possible 1359 Gbr Smooth Radio 0.3 Chelmsfd sEng, Cardiff Wal 6.3 Com old, echo, probably about 2 kW 1368 Gbr Manx Radio 20 Isle of Man PB sen, off at night Gbr BBC R.Lincolnshire 2 Lincoln, eEng + 2 stns Loc sen 1377 Fra France Info 300 Lille, n 4.7 NB 1386:Ltu R.Bozy Glos 500 Sitkunai, c 7.5 and various relays, 1730-20, 0330-0430 1395:Alb R.Tirana 1000 Vlake, w 5.5 FS 1930-2200 1404 Rom Radio Cluj 50 Sighet, n PB 04-19, also mn German Fra France Info 350 5 tx 4.7 NB, Loc "France Bleu Armorique" in Brest Fra France Bleu/R.Corsa 70 Ajacco, Corse Isl. 4.8 NB 1413 Oma BBC WS / Arabic 1000 Masirah Isl., e FS Gbr Premier Radio 1 London (2 tx) Com relg Gbr BBR R.5/Gloucetersh. 5 Glouceter, wWng 6.1 Loc Spa RNE R.5 20 Jaen,s/Girona,ne/Vigo,nw NB/ Loc 1422 Ger Deutschlandfunk 600 Saarbruecken, sw 4.7 NB info/cul 1431 Dji Radio Sawa 600 Djibouti FS arab-pop (USA) Gbr Smooth Radio 0.5 Southend, Reading, sEng Com Loc Ita RAI Radio 1 2 Foggia NB 1440 Lux RTL Radio (German) 300 Luxembourg 11.0/5.3 Com pop (day+evening), DRM tests, also China Radio Int.(French and German) and religious sces. (German) *Yug Novi R.Beograd 10 Jagodinja, c NB *Sau Al-Saudiyah 1 1600 Dammam, e NB arab, also "Call Of Islam" 17-19 h 1449 Lby Sawt u Lib.al-Hurra 100 Misurata, n 4.7 NB Ita RAI Radio 1 9 5 tx NB &Gbr BBC Radio 4 (LW) 2 Aberdeen, eSco NB aff 1458:Alb Radio Tirana 500 Vlake, w 6.0 FS Rom R.Rom.Actualitati 50 Constanza, e NB Gbr Sunrise Radio 50 London 6.7 Com Asian Community &Gbr BBC Local Radio 2 Newcastle, neEng a.o. Loc 1467 Fra TWR 1000 near Monaco, se 4.2/5.2 Rel 20-24 UTC Mda VoRussia/China R.In.100 Grigoriopol, e FS 1430-2100 in var.languages 1485 Spa SER 16 5 tx Com, R:Alcoy, R.Santander, R.Zamora, R.Vilanova, R.Antequera Lva Radio Mercurs 1 Riga, c Com &Gbr BBC R.Humberside/R.5 2 Hull, neEng Loc / NB &Gbr BBC R.Merseyside/R.5 1 Liverpool, nwEng Loc / NB &Gbr BBC Southern Cty.R./5 1 Guildford, seEng Loc / NB &Gbr Smooth Radio 1 Newbury, sEng Com old &Ger AFN Bavaria Big Gun 0.6 2 tx American Forces, pop / Loc &Ned Haagstad R. 1.1 Den Haag, w Com & several low power stations all over Europe 1494 Fra France Info 25 Cle-F/Bayonne/Besancon NB/Loc Fra France Bleu/R.Corsa 20 Bastia 4.8 PB Reg: "Radio Corsa Frequenza Mora" &Mda Radio Luceafarul 60 2 tx NB, Moldova channel 2, one transmitter with drifting frequency 1503 Irn IRIB 100 Bushehr, sw NB arab Ser Beograd 202 10 Beograd, n NB pop &Egy R.Matruh/S.Sainaal 25 Al Arish, ne Loc "Shamaal Sainaal"=North Sinai Radio &Gbr BBC R.Stoke/BBC5live 1 Stoke-on-Trent, wEng 6.5 Loc / NB 1512 Grc ERA 2 100 Chania, Crete, s NB 1521 Sau Al-Saudiyah 1 2000 Duba, nw NB arab Spa SER 2 Castellon Com info Chn China R.Int. 500 Xingjiang, w 10.0 FS in Russian 11-20 / 00-02 UTC 1530 Rom Radio Cluj 14 Mhaileni, c PB mix, 04-19 Rom Radio Actualitati 14 Mahmudia, se 6.0 NB 1539 Spa SER 4 Elche-Elx / Manresa Com info *Irn Radio Golestan 50 Gorgan, n PB 1548:Mol VoRussia/China R.I. 500 Maiac, c 5.5 FS Gbr Gold 100 London 6.5 Com old &Gbr Max AM 2.2 Edinburgh, cSco Com Loc + other local stns 1557 Fra France Info 300 Nice, se 4.8 NB &Gbr Smooth Radio 1.2 North/Southampton Com 1566 Ned Vahon Hindustani 1 Den Haag, w Ethnic Com Gbr Eagle Extra 0.7 Guildford, se pop (training station for media education) Gbr BBC R.Somerset/5live 0.6 Bristol area, sw Loc / NB Irn IRIB Radio 1 100 Bandar Abbas, s NB Ind AIR 1000 Nagpur PB 1575 Ita RAI Radio 1 56 Genova, nw + 2 tx 10.0 NB mix Kuw Radio Farda 800 Kuwait 7.5 FS(USA for Iran) 1584&Gbr BBC R.Nottingham/R5 1 Clipstone, cEng Loc &Ned Radio Paradijs 0.6 Utrecht, c 6.5 Loc Com &Cze Country Radio 1 Brno Com &Gbr BBC R.Hereford&Worces.0.3 Wooferton, wEng Loc &Gbr London Turkish R. 0.2 London Com &Gbr Tay AM 0.2 Perth, eSco Com &Rom R.Micul Samaritean 5 5tx Com rel? &Ita Studio X 10 Momigno, n 9.5 Com several low power stns all over EU 1593 Rom Radio Cluj 9 Sibiu, s + Oradea, nw 04-19 /Antena Siuliu (only Sibiu)/ mn in Hungarian, German and Ukrainian Rom R.Targu Mures/mn 14 Harghita, c 04-19 /mn "Neumarktner Rundfunk" in German Kuw VoA/R.Free Iraq 150 Kuwait 8.0 FS (by USA in Farsi) Rom R.Actualitati 14 Calarasi, se weaker than Cluj/Targu Mures 1602&Spa Radio Vitoria 25 Bilbao, n PB in Basque &Spa SER / Loc 20 Linares/Segovia/Cartagena/Ontinyent Com &Gbr BBC R.Kent 0.2 Rusthall, se Loc / NB &Ned R.Seagull 1 Harlingen, ne 5.5 Com several low power stns all over EU 1610 - 1700 pirate stations from the Netherlands 1610 - 1800 pirate stations from Greece and the Balcan (some also operate in the regular MW range) (powers reach from Milliwatts up to 25 KW. a Greek radio amateur told me that there are at leat 10 stations with more than 5 kW)

Long Wave Radio

153 Ger Deutschlandfunk 500 Heidelberg, sw 4.8 NB info/cul, +Sp, night: 250 kW towards N/S/W, 22 kW towards E/SE Rou Antena Satelor/RA 200 Bod NB rural, 22-05 R.Romania Actualitati 162 Fra France Inter 2000 Allouis, c 4.8 NB mix 171 Mrc Medi 1 2000 Nador, ne 9.0 Com 177 Ger Deutschlandr.Kultur 500 Berlin-Oranienburg, e 5.7 NB mix 183 Ger Europe 1 2000 Saarbruecken,sw 5.0 Com for France, transmitter beaming sw 189*Isl RAS 1 300 Gufuskalar, nw 9.8 NB 198 Gbr BBC Radio 4 (LW) 600 Birmingham, wEng + 2 tx Sco 4.7 NB aff 207 Ger Deutschlandfunk 500 Munich, s 4.3 NB info/cul, night: 250 kW N/S, 2.5 kW E/W Isl RAS 1 120 Eidar, e 9.8 NB 216 Fra RMC Info 1400 Marseille, se 7.3/6.5 Com pop 225 Pol Polskie Radio 1 600 Warszawa, e 6.0 NB mix 234 Lux RTL (French) 2000 Luxembourg 5.3 Com pop 243 Den DR Kalundborg 50 Kalundborg, e shipping wx forecast, only a few 10min-blocks, other times off 252 Alg RTA /3/4 1500 Alger, n 10.5 NB arab, Arabic, French and Int. Sces. Irl RTE 300 County Meath, e 6.3 NB 261 Bul R.Horizont 40 Sofia, w NB 270 Cze R.Zurnal/Ces.Radio1 50 Brno, e 6.1 NB 279 Blr Belaruskaye Radio 1 500 Mahiliou 9.0/3.0 NB very weak modulation (-20 dB max)

Abbreviations and Explanations

* = weak signal / some can only be picked up in the night when the other stations pause & = heavy interference / inferior signal unless you're close to the transmitter : = only a few hours on air # = digital modulation (DRM = Digital Radio Mondiale) - = currently not active / planned tx= transmitter (no of transmitter sites) px= programme //= parallel audio bandwidth: refers to the demodulated AM signal. Some stations reduce treble above an edge frequency. In these cases the first value refers to the full spectrum, the second one refers to the spectrum with full amplitude. All values are based my own spectrum analysis with free SpecLab software and/or the Perseus receiver. Errors and changes are possible. power: in Kilowatts. Powers of single frequency networks were just added together. I know that this is not mathmatically correct (should be about 30-50% less). I'll work it over as soon as I find the time.


Columns:

Types of broadcasters:

Formats:

Countries:

Alb= Albania Alg= Algeria Arm= Armeniad Aus= Austria Bel= Belgium Bih= Bosnia and Hercegovina Blr= Belorussia Bul= Bulgaria Cro= Croatia Cze= Czech Republik Dnk= Denmark Egy= Egypt Est= Estonia Far= Faroe Islands Fin= Finland Fra= France Gbr= Great Britain & Northern Ireland Ger= Germany Grc= Greece Hng= Hungary Ind= India Irl= Ireland Irn= Iran Isl= Iceland Ita= Italy Lib= Libya Ltu= Lithuania Lux= Luxemburg Lva= Latvia Mco= Monaco Mda= Moldavia Mgo= Montenegro Mkd= Macedonia Ned= Netherlands Nor= Norway Oma= Oman Pol= Poland Por= Portugal Qua= Quatar Rom= Romania Rus= Russia Sau= Saudi-Arabia Scg= Yugoslavia (Serbia and Crne Gore=Montenegro) Spa= Spain Svk= Slovakia Svn= Slovenia Swe= Sweden Swi= Switzerland Syr= Syria Tur= Turkey Uae= United Arab. Emirates Ukr= Ukraine Vat= Vaticane
Local stations should be completely included for Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, and the Benelux



Introduction


Surf the Medium Wave ! You can travel the world in front of your speaker. This list originally was for people who want to start exploring the medium wave. Actually it has become more and more comprehensive, also including some weaker stations. The strong ones you'll notice first are bold.

Receivers

Modern hifi tuners usually dissapoint as far as AM is concerned. Walkmen are not bad. Very good are old radios from the 70ies or older ones with valves. Maybe your grandma has got one in the attic.

The best thing you can get are communications receivers. For portable use, I decided for the the Grundig Yacht Boy 400. In a short test it beat the Sony ICF7600 (similar). The Grundig had better results on MW and a better sound quality. They both include SSB, two filters and full shortwave range. In Germany the YB400 was available for about 150 € in the late 90ies. The Sangean PR3L (€ 90 without shortwave) wasn't tested too bad too. In the USA the solid "GE Super Radio" seems to have a good reputation (about 40 $).

The best thing you can get are communications receivers. Good receivers usually cost at least about $ 500 or Euro. Overseas reception on MW will become only possible with the exprensive ones, in combination with an outdoor antenna.

The latest thing on the market is the concept of Software Defined Receivers (SDR) in combination with a PC or notebook. They offer features serious MW listeres must have dreamt about in all these years. My choice is the Perseus receiver with superior audio. You can adjust to any bandwith and play with sidebands to optimize the results. No filter hardware can reach the capability and flexibility of digital signal processing. Sensitivity can be driven to extremes to detect the weakest carriers from the other side of the world. It is even possible to record the whole MW at once (creating a WAV file with 2 MHz bandwidth). Enthusiasts exchange their files via the internet. So you can get an impression what it is like to listen to MW in America or Australia.

Antennas

Walkmen and transistor radios often have built-in antannas. You can focus the reception directions by turning the whole receiver. If your receiver has an AM antenna plug, connect it with a wire (5 m is good, 100 m is better). If possible, lead that wire through a window to the outside. Sometimes radiators are amazingly good antennas. Put the receiver close to it or connect the wire with it.

If you want to go further I recommend magnetic loop antennas. They cope with noisy environments because they de-emphasize signals which are only a few metres away. And they do not require too much space. The Wellbrook ALA1530 is a loop with 1 m diametre. The results are excellent. Pricing is about 300 Euro. If the ALA1530 is too large for your indoor setup, AOR has a tinier magnetic loop out: the LA380. Haven't tested it yet. There are many alternatives.

Avoid electric interference

Switch off the PC, the TV and the cell phone, and plug off external power supplies because they cause heavy interference. The sound quality on MW practically never reaches FM-sound (though this was theoretically possible). When two or more AM-stations (standing for Amplitude Modulation) occupy the same channel, they will be heard simultanously. So listen for the background. This is one major difference to FM where only the superior signal will be heard. Many stations pause with their transmissions in the night. Listening to the clear frequencies can be really exciting then because weaker stations can get through suddenly.

Evening and Nighttime Reception

Darkness leads to strong signals up to 1500 km. So in the night all Europe can be heard. On some channels up to 4 stations appear all at once. Very interesting are the hours around sundown and sunrise.

Daytime reception

In the daytime, only local reception is possible.
Transmitter coverage in accordance to power (kw) during light hours with an average receiver, built-in antenna or 1 m wire in the summer
  kW   Long Wave          700         1500  KHz    
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   0.1        60           30           20      kilometres
   1         100           50           30  
  10         200          100           70 
 100         500          300          150  
1000        1000          500          300  
Over the sea reception is much better.

Very interesting is also short wave. There you can hear all the continents of the world with their foreign services, most of them with English programmes for some hours of the day. On MW you get the national domesic services.

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