Friday, October 07, 2011

AM station deleted (eventually)

Droitwich, England, U.K.: 198KHz:
(does the BBC *have* callsigns?)

As part of a large round of budget cuts, the BBC has announced they will not maintain their longwave transmitters on 198KHz. The move "...will lead to the end of Radio 4 on LW in the long term."

BBC Local Radio on AM will also be closed, where it duplicates FM coverage. I believe that would involve the following frequencies:

* BBC Radio Cumbria - 756, 837, 1458
* BBC Newcastle - 1458
* BBC Radio Lancashire - 855, 1557
* BBC Radio Merseyside - 1485
* BBC Radio Leeds - 774
* BBC Radio York - 666, 1260
* BBC Radio Humberside - 1485
* BBC Radio Nottingham - 1584
* BBC Radio Gloucestershire - 1413
* BBC Somerset - 1566

Transmitters in Guernsey (1116) and Jersey (1026) are reportedly exempt and will continue. None of these frequencies are particularly powerful; only the most well-equipped American DXers would stand much chance of logging any of these.

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