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Radio Caroline North and Manx Radio

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  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Another great week end thanks to Manx Radio and 1368khz --- next one 11th/12th August .


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    It's on again this coming week end 11th/12th August !
    1368khz ,648khz and online via the Manx Radio and Radio Caroline sites -- but you already knew that so why am I posting !!
    Just in case the memory cells are failing --
    Happy listening
    Schedule
    Saturday 11th August
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 John Ellery
    08:30 Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio
    10:30 Kevin Turner
    13:00 Paul McKenna
    15:00 Peter Philips
    17:00 Johnny Lewis
    19:00 Ray Clark
    21:00 Dave Foster

    Sunday 12th August
    00:00 Nick Jackson
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 Chris Pearson
    09:00 Kevin Turner
    11:00 Johnny Lewis
    13:00 Ray Clark
    15:00 Peter Philips
    17:00 Nick Jackson
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Close


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    It's a pity I can't hear 648 Khs during the day and at night it's a lot clearer but interference from Spanish stations. Not a great frequency to have, pity they can't add a few Kw of RF power !


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Nothing on 648khz for me during the day either -- it kicks in about 8:30 in the evening on the good old Hacker Hunter sometimes with the Tecsun loop sometimes without .
    On the car I've replaced the whip aerial with one about 3 foot long -- big difference on all bands.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBaM8BxV_lI
    Regards


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Nice one, looks the job alright. I thought the AM in cars used the back demister for AM ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Nice one, looks the job alright. I thought the AM in cars used the back demister for AM ?
    Not on my wreck !!
    Easily proved by unscrewing the whip with the radio on -- or even just grabbing the whip on a weak signal.
    Maybe different on newer vehicles if they even have MW/LW on the radio or just DAB and VHF/FM.
    For best performance -- you can't beat a long whip !!
    Regards


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    My SDR would probably be better with a loop antenna on a rotator to help null out interfering stations but I think it wouldn't matter with Caroline because the signal is a bit too weak against the adjacent much stronger Spanish stations.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭Fuzzy Clam


    My SDR would probably be better with a loop antenna on a rotator to help null out interfering stations but I think it wouldn't matter with Caroline because the signal is a bit too weak against the adjacent much stronger Spanish stations.

    I'm a bit further away from Caroline than you and have fairly good reception at night. I am using a very directional aerial though.
    Of course with skywave, even a directional aerial may not work the best as the direction of the signal can change.


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I can pick it up well at night but it comes in and out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Where is this year going !
    Saturday 22nd September 10:30am until 9pm Sunday 23rd Radio Caroline North on 1368khz,648khz and online.
    Happy listening .
    Big thanks Manx Radio for the use of 1368 khz once again -- long may it continue.
    Regards

    Edit: Chris Williams mentioned on Carnaby Street this morning that the link ups with Manx Radio will continue in 2019.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule..

    Saturday 22nd September
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 John Ellery
    08:30 Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio
    10:30 Kevin Turner
    13:00 Nick Jackson
    15:00 Peter Philips
    17:00 Johnny Lewis
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Rob Ashard

    Sunday 23rd September
    00:00 Andrew Austin
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 Ray Clark
    09:00 Kevin Turner
    11:30 Johnny Lewis
    14:00 Peter Philips
    16:30 Nick Jackson
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Close


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    LIVE now from the Ross Revenge on Caroline flashback


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Afternoon all --- another Radio Caroline North /Manx Radio link up this week end 20th /21st October.
    Schedule

    Schedule

    Saturday 20th October
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 Chris Pearson
    08:30 Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio
    10:30 Nick Jackson
    12:30 Paul McKenna
    15:00 Peter Philips
    17:00 Ray Clark
    19:00 Steve Anthony
    21:00 Dave Foster and Andrew Austin

    Sunday 21st October
    00:00 Jerry Wright
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 Chris Pearson
    09:00 Nick Jackson
    11:00 Ray Clark
    13:00 Peter Philips
    15:00 Steve Anthony
    17:00 Andrew Austin
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Close


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    November Radio Caroline North / Manx Radio link up takes place on the week end 24th / 25th November.
    Although 1368 khz MW is on reduced power for mast repair -- 2.5kw at the week ends into one mast only making it omni directional -- the signal is still available in West Wales.
    Hopefully the more settled weather forecast for this week will help in getting the work done and full power restored by the 24th November.
    Have fun
    Regards


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule ---
    Saturday 24th
    0000 Continuous Caroline Music
    0600 Chris Pearson
    0830 Carnaby Street with Chris Williams from Manx Radio
    1030 Johnny Lewis
    1230 Grant Benson
    1430 Peter Philips
    1630 Steve Anthony
    1900 Dave Foster
    2100 Andrew Austin

    Sunday 25th
    0000 Clive Derek
    0300 Bill Rollins
    0600 Ray Clark
    0900 Peter Philips
    1100 Grant Benson
    1300 Steve Anthony
    1700 Andrew Austin
    1900 Dave Foster with Johnny Lewis
    2100 Close

    Have fun


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Slight time changes for Sunday --

    00:00 Clive Derek
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 Ray Clark
    09:00 Peter Philips
    12:00 Grant Benson
    14:00 Steve Anthony
    16:00 Andrew Austin
    18:00 Dave Foster with Johnny Lewis
    21:00 Close


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Schedule
    Saturday 15th December
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 Chris Pearson
    08:30 Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio
    10:30 Johnny Lewis
    12:30 Peter Philips
    14:30 Ray Clark
    16:30 Dave Foster
    19:00 Andrew Austin
    21:00 Barry James

    Sunday 16th December
    00:00 Clive Derek
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 Chris Pearson
    09:00 Ray Clark
    12:00 Peter Philips
    14:00 Barry James
    16:00 Andrew Austin
    18:00 Dave Foster with Johnny Lewis
    21:00 Close


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    LIVE on Caroline Flashback NOW !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    First Radio Caroline North /Manx Radio link up of 2019 this coming week end 19th /20th January .
    1368khz now a very strong signal .
    Schedule to follow .
    Edit: Kevin Turner making a welcome return .

    Saturday
    0000 Continuous Caroline Music
    0600 Clive Derek
    0830 Carnaby Street with Chris Williams from Manx Radio
    1030 Kevin Turner
    1300 Johnny Lewis
    1600 Peter Philips
    1900 Steve Anthony
    2100 Dave Foster

    Sunday
    0000 Chris Pearson
    0300 Bill Rollins
    0600 John Ellery
    0900 Kevin Turner
    1200 Peter Philips
    1400 Johnny Lewis
    1700 Steve Anthony
    1900 Dave Foster
    2100 Close


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Maybe not the place to post this but makes interesting reading -- who knows what the future holds .
    Well done Chris .
    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/chris-sully-appointed-mr-managing-director/

    Regards

    PS Enjoy the week end


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  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    It's another Radio Caroline North /Manx Radio week end !
    1368khz is blasting in after the work carried out at Foxdale .

    Happy listening .

    Schedule ,
    Saturday 16th February
    00:00 Continuous Caroline Music
    06:00 Clive Derek
    08:30 Chris Williams Carnaby Street from Manx Radio
    10:30 Kevin Turner
    13:00 Johnny Lewis
    16:00 Peter Philips
    18:00 Ray Clark
    21:00 Dave Foster

    Sunday 17th February
    00:00 Andrew Austin
    03:00 Bill Rollins
    06:00 John Ellery
    09:00 Kevin Turner
    11:00 Peter Philips
    14:00 Ray Clark
    17:00 Johnny Lewis
    19:00 Dave Foster
    21:00 Close


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Yeah 1368 sounds good, what did they do ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    As far as I know they replaced both masts so it's back to 20kw according to Chris Williams this morning .
    It was omni directional and on reduced power for a while when work was being done so as not to fry the chaps doing it !!
    Now back to directional North /South and full power .
    I stand to be corrected of course -- but it's a darn good signal at my home in Pembrokeshire and when out and about in the car .

    Have a great week end .


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Mad_Lad .
    This from someone who knew the guys doing the work:
    Quote: "very expensive refurb. I think it's to do with ensuring that the Manchester area doesn't get a strong signal, protecting 1377kHz.
    The good news is that, at the flick of a switch, they can just excite one of the masts if they ever wanted to go omni. Not only this, the refurb work established that by, by grounding the western mast, (which they had to do for safe working on it), and just exciting the eastern mast, the signal is actual improved towards the Liverpool/Manchester conurbation, because the western mast acts as a reflector."


    Regards


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Oscarziggy wrote: »
    Mad_Lad .
    This from someone who knew the guys doing the work:
    Quote: "very expensive refurb. I think it's to do with ensuring that the Manchester area doesn't get a strong signal, protecting 1377kHz.
    The good news is that, at the flick of a switch, they can just excite one of the masts if they ever wanted to go omni. Not only this, the refurb work established that by, by grounding the western mast, (which they had to do for safe working on it), and just exciting the eastern mast, the signal is actual improved towards the Liverpool/Manchester conurbation, because the western mast acts as a reflector."


    Regards

    Fascinating, thanks a lot.

    Yeah, I'm reading more about reflectors in ham radio seems to work really well.

    Thanks for that.

    If you get a chance log in to one of my SDR, this one has more bandwidth available at the expense of only allowing 3 connections instead of 4.

    I have it set to 15 Khz , it sounds pretty good, unfortunately due to compression the Kiwi sdr Audio quality wouldn't be as good as on say a SDR Play.

    There's some popping from all the poxy electric fences around me 360 degrees , the NB function should help.

    http://emeraldsdr.ddns.net:8074/


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    I drop by your SDRs every now and then -- the 8073 one is better on 1395 khz - Energy - which I can receive over here on the car radio .
    Anyway -I digress.


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Yeah it's a little better , the 8073 sdr antenna is better for some signals and the MegaDipol better on others, it pulls in DX signals better especially above 7 Mhz and above, then the Loop can be better again above 25 Mhz.

    The Loop can be quieter too which is nice sometimes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 602 ✭✭✭Oscarziggy


    Great weekend of music and presenting --- big thanks to Manx Radio for the use of 1368khz which is now a brilliant signal throughout the day .


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Yeah I heard some good music !


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  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    1368 coming in strong now, good music, the upgrade obviously worked !

    A bit more fading at night than day time.


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