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Old 24th Jun 2021, 10:15 am   #21
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Default Re: 657 kHz MW seems to be dead!

Just found some recordings announcing it's closure yesterday on YouTube.
Forget the tissues, this calls for a pantry TX!
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Old 30th Jun 2021, 11:32 am   #22
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Default Re: 657MW seems to be dead!

Originally Posted by Hybrid tellies View Post
I have not noticed any difference in the reception of BBC R Wales on 882 AM, both by day or night, since Washford reduced its power from 100kw to 50Kw. On my radio which does have a signal strength meter on AM instead of showing all 5 bars its now flitting between 4-5 bars. Its now only BBC R5L from the 50Kw transmitter at Clevedon on 909 which shows all 5 bars.
I have noticed (+ others have reported elsewhere) significant power reduction on 882 more recent since you posted the above on 16th June. What is it like now for signal strength ?

BBC R Devon continues on MW for now (albeit due to close later this summer), but the 801kHz (375m) in north Devon has been afflicted with low modulation for some time, making it a difficult listen.

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