Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

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Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by Alan137 » 20 Dec 2017, 23:58

Radio Caroline AM service to open

Weather and technology permitting, our programmes on 648 kHz will commence originating from the Ross Revenge at 7.00 AM on Friday 22nd December.

The changed schedule for the day will be :

7am Johnny Lewis
9am Top Fifteen
10am Ray Clark – with the official launch at midday.
2pm Kevin Turner
5pm Resume normal programmes

No doubt Bob Lawrence, Martin Fisher and Jerry Wright will personalise their evening shows to mark the day.

Of course we are delighted to have found and secured what must be the best possible AM transmission site for our service. We thank Cobra Mist Ltd for this facility whilst noting that this is a private site which cannot at this time be visited.

So, another date for the Radio Caroline calendar of events and the inevitable question. Where do we go from here?

https://swling.com/blog/2017/12/radio-c ... cember-22/

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by stratocaster » 22 Dec 2017, 12:27

Not receiving anything up here in Edinburgh.
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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by Andy » 23 Dec 2017, 10:23

It was a very good signal on my Wellbrook + SDRPlay all day yesterday here in Cheshire. Perfectly good enough to listen to without wearing my anorak. Only just detectable on my Sony portable though. It's not so good today.
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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by Twocky61 » 23 Dec 2017, 11:45

Thanks for posting Alan :)

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by scan125 » 23 Dec 2017, 12:28

Yesterday and today (at time of this post) nothing receivable here on the Hampshire South Coast (Hedge End, Southampton)

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by kilimax » 28 Dec 2017, 21:59

Listening to it from the Kelvin Valley in Lanarkshire.
It's a decent enough signal with some QSB at times and is competing with some European signals.

Good to hear it though! :thumbup:
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Post by stratocaster » 29 Dec 2017, 08:51

Going to try over the weekend from my homebase! might try it on both the Sony ICF 2010 and Kaito KA1102 and see what happens!
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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by Alan137 » 29 Dec 2017, 10:06

Nothing heard here either, heard best reception is around Suffolk and Essex.

Good to see some activity coming onto to MW, there doesn't seem to be much interest for it now, Talksport just got their agreement renewed by Ofcom at £10K a year when they use to pay £100k.Most are heading for Internet Radio which is a pity, even the Overcoming Ministrys are packing in SW transmissions on Jan 2018, be unusual not to hear when the world is going to end when there gone.

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by scan125 » 29 Dec 2017, 11:55

Conditions must have lifted a little.

Now receiving a noisy Radio Caroline signal at signal strength 2 to 2.5 variable.

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by VintageTin » 29 Dec 2017, 14:07

scan125 wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 11:55
Conditions must have lifted a little.

Now receiving a noisy Radio Caroline signal at signal strength 2 to 2.5 variable.
Might be useful to know whereabouts you are. Not a great report if you are based in Clacton, but good if in Blackpool :)
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Post by Admiral » 29 Dec 2017, 18:17

So that's what it was. A great trip down memory lane, but 50 years too late, i-pods are the new MW tranny for teenagers.
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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by scan125 » 29 Dec 2017, 18:28

Sorry Malcom , see my earlier post: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=54762#p496718

Based Southampton using HF Communications Reciever Alinco DX-R8

And listening now all I get is a foreign Spanish? station swamping Radio Caroline. For all I know a South American station on a good "skip".

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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by nordhavn » 01 Jan 2018, 22:08

I've tried to receive it at various times but nothing heard here in wales .

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Post by MrWeetabix » 02 Jan 2018, 12:56

Whats the estimated footprint of their signal?
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Re: Radio Caroline AM 648Khz

Post by grafter » 02 Jan 2018, 14:34

That depends on what signal level you mean but so far Ofcom haven't released the coverage map. Officially they are covering North Essex and Suffolk although as a community interest station I'm not sure the TSA is actually defined in the licence but with Orfordness being omni I would imagine north Kent is receiving similar strength to places within the intended service area. Suffolk, Kent, Essex and parts of adjoining counties all seem to be within anorak reception level, the limiting factor for most is the noise floor being way above natural levels due to so much EMI.
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