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Post by Albert H » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:45 pm

Caroline is testing from Suffolk with a 1 kW rig on 648 kHz Medium Wave. They're playing continuous music with occasional identification announcements. It's a reasonable daytime signal over most of East Anglia and into parts of the Benelux, but it's trodden on at night by a powerful Slovenian station. They're begging for reception reports. Give it a listen and let them know how it's getting out to your part of the world!
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Post by famefm » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:39 pm

I think I can hear it in Slough now (with interfernce as it 9 30 at night and it is album music and the last tune was a beatles song I'm 95 %sure it's Caroline

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Post by SundayGroover » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:33 pm

Getting it reasonably well in West Suffolk on the Pioneer tuner, I've also tried several WEBSDR's and it's audible in Doncaster, Norway, Edinburgh and Germany. (This was earlier this evening).

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Post by Dennis99 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:29 pm

Been booming in on an old Sony tranny and in my Ford Tranny since Saturday here in east Norfolk, finished at midday today. Waiting for the next phase.

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Post by piratelife » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Next phase will happend when ofcom changes Stonham Aspal to Orfordness on there licence.

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Post by piratelife » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:11 am

Radio Caroline is now testing again on 648 khz

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Post by Mike Volume » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:55 am

Picking this up here in the Midlands.

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Post by Dennis99 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:11 am

Programming proper on 648 starts live from the Ross Revenge at 7am Friday the 22nd December. :tup

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Post by Albert H » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Whoopee! Not.

Their mod sounds like it's been strained through a sock. There's no bass end, and the top disappears above 3kHz. It sounds like a bad dial-a-disc service on the telephone!

It's quite easy to get Medium Wave modulation sounding good. Pete Chicago used to manage it OK from the boat. A cheap processor like an Innovonics 222 would sound better than the crap they're using at the moment.

I wonder if they're deliberately making it sound bad to push potential listeners to their streaming services? They're running a jingle about "old technology" and trying to suggest that MW isn't the way to listen to them!
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