Radio in Ireland and the UK.

Kevin Vahey
Mon Nov 10 20:25:28 EST 2008

I think the main factor is simply how crowded medium wave is in the US
while in Europe many stations are closing down as we are also seeing
in Canada.

I also doubt you have many stations in Europe that are highly
directional into the ocean like for example WWZN. Another clear signal
in Ireland was out of Newfoundland on 930.

I recall the Soviet Union has a monster signal up around 1400 that
could be heard clearly in Ireland. I was told it transmitted using 2.5
million watts. (eek)

On 11/10/08, A. Joseph Ross <> wrote:
> On 10 Nov 2008 Scott Fybush wrote:
>> That was probably the critical factor - at the time, 809 kHz would
>> have been one of the frequencies in Europe's 9 kHz spacing, later
>> changed to spot-on 810 kHz. BBC Scottish Home Service ran two 100 kWs
>> on 809 back then, per my 1967 World Radio TV Handbook - those are the
>> transmitters at Burghead and Westerglen that are now BBC Radio
>> Scotland on 810. There was also a 135 kW signal from Skopje,
>> Yugoslavia on 809 back then.
> So howcome the European stations weren't audible in the US?
> --
> A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                   617.367.0468
> 92 State Street, Suite 700            Fax: 617.507.7856
> Boston, MA 02109-2004 

More information about the Boston-Radio-Interest mailing list