RTL 1440 kHz Final Sign-off: December 31, 2015

Live off-air recording of the last one and one-half hours of programming from legendary broadcaster RTL (formerly Radio Luxembourg) on 31 December 2015 beginning at about 21:28 UTC on the medium-wave frequency of 1440 kHz from Marnach, Luxembourg. The transmitter was switched off at 23:59:10 UTC, coincident with many other medium-wave transmitters in France and Germany on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

The recording begins with the China Radio International program Kultur Kollage (in German) in progress. This is followed by CRI - Panorama beginning at 22:00 UTC and Chinesische Literatur. The program is interrupted in mid-sentence at about the 57-minute mark by the national anthem of Luxembourg ("Ons Heemecht"). The transmitter is switched off five seconds later.

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in AM mode with 8.09 kHz RF filtering.

(Image of Marnach transmitter site courtesy of Google Maps)


China Radio International, English: August 14, 2014

The   Li River   in Guangxi (Source: Public Domain via WikiPedia)

The Li River in Guangxi (Source: Public Domain via WikiPedia)

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this six hour recording of China Radio International's English language service. 

Recorded in Europe on August 14, 2014 starting at 07:00 UTC on 17,490 kHz. Frank used a Kenwood R-5000 receiver and Wellbrook ALA 1530+ antenna.

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China Radio International, English: April 19, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of China Radio International's English language service. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on April 19, 2014, on 17,490 kHz, starting at 07:00 UTC. 

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China Radio International, English language service: March 28, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this 5+ hour recording of China Radio International. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on March 28, 2014, on 17,490 kHz, starting at 07:00 UTC.

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China Radio International, English: February 5, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: over 6 hours of China Radio International's English language service. This broadcast was recorded on February 5, 2014 by SRAA contributor, Frank, in Europe around 7:00 UTC on 17,490 kHz. This broadcast originates from the Kashi-Saibagh transmitter in China (500 kW).

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China Radio International, English: January 31, 2014

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For your listening pleasure: over 6 hours of China Radio International's English language service. This broadcast was recorded on January 31, 2014 by SRAA contributor, Frank, in Europe around 7:00 UTC on 17490 kHz.

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China Radio International English Service

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Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of China Radio International's (CRI) English Service.

Recorded on 17,490 kHz on September 13, 2013, starting at 07:00 UTC. This CRI broadcast originated from a 500 kW transmitter located at the Kashi transmitter site in China.

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