torsdag 21 augusti 2014

Radio Nord Revival now testing on 1512 kHz

We are now testing from Kvarnberget, Vallentuna on MW 1512 kHz and tomorrow, Friday 22, we will start testing at 0800 UTC from Ringvalla, Sala on 3950 and 6065 kHz with 5 and 10 kW respectively. Also, tests are expected on 5770 kHz tomorrow. This is the one frequency that will be used from The Castle, as 6220 kHz has been deleted. 3915 kHz has been substituted by 3950 kHz.

Please write a comment and tell us how you are receiving Radio Nord Revival.


Bernt Nyberg operating the 10 kW SW transmitter at Ringvalla, Sala.

onsdag 20 augusti 2014

Radio Nord Revival relayed by Radio Merkurs 1485 from Latvia

Starting tonight, Wednesday August 20, at 1900 UTC, Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia will be broadcasting Radio Nord Revival overnight until 0600 UTC on medium wave 1485 kHz. Power is 2,7 kW.

lördag 16 augusti 2014

Frequencies now cleared for Radio Nord Revival 2014

Our frequency application to the PTS has now been approved and we will be using the following frequencies:

MW 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget, Vallentuna. Licensed power is 2,5 kW but we may only be using 1 kW. Antenna height is 37 metres.

SW 3915 kHz from Ringvalla, Sala. Licensed power is 5 kW and the antenna height is 12 metres.

SW 5810, 6065 and 9295 kHz from Ringvalla, Sala. One of the frequencies will be used at a time. Licensed power is 10 kW and the antenna height is 12 metres.

SW 5770 and 6220 kHz from The Castle, Vaxholm. Licensed power is 0,5 kW and the antenna height is 12 metres. At the moment it is not clear what transmitter that will be used. This is a one-off chance to catch a broadcasting signal from The Castle - the place where the first broadcast ever in Sweden was made on September 1, 1919.

Test transmissions will be made prior to the live broadcasts from The Castle and further information about these transmissions will be made here as soon as we switch on. Please comment in our blog how you are receiving us. As usual, written reception reports can be sent to

Ronny Forslund
Radio Nord Revival
Vita Huset
17995 Svartsjö
Sweden

Return postage in the form of $ or IRC's is much appreciated.

We wish you a good reception. Anybody is welcome to join us at The Castle on Saturday, August 23. If you are in the Stockholm area, you can get to Vaxholm by boat or bus and then there is a boat from Pier 9 in Vaxholm. For travel information please check out www.sl.sewww.strommakanalbolaget.se and www.waxholmsbolaget.se.

Radio Nord Revival is a part of the big field day which is arranged by Täby Sändaramatörer.

onsdag 16 juli 2014

Radio Nord Revival from The Castle, Vaxholm

Radio Nord Revival is coming back live once again! We will be broadcasting from The Castle off Vaxholm, Sweden on Saturday, August 23. This is in connection with the big Radio Day, arranged by Täby Sändareamatörer. Below is a view of our temporary QTH.


We will be broadcasting on MW 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget, Vallentuna, using 1 kW of power. In addition, the programmes will be relayed from Sala over a 10 kW SW transmitter using A3H modulation plus a 5 kW rig which will operate in the 75 m.b. There are also plans for a low-powered SW transmitter broadcasting from the actual Castle.

This location is historically interesting as it was from here that the very first broadcast in Sweden was made on September 1, 1919, using the facilities of coastal radio station Vaxholm Radio. A number of journalists had been invited to listen to speech and music from Vaxholm at the premises of Telegrafverket (the Telegraphy Board), Brunkebergstorg in Stockholm. This day, August 23, marks the 100th anniversary of Vaxholm Radio.

As usual, a number of Radio Nord veterans will be participating in the event. If you happen to be in the Stockholm area, you are welcome to join us. You can go to Vaxholm by boat or bus from Stockholm and there are boats for The Castle from pier 9 (kajplats 9) in Vaxholm, for details check out the time table.

Our SW frequencies have not yet been cleared but we will be back with further details as soon as we have received the license. Welcome to join us  for another dose of pure radio nostalgia. If you are on Facebook you are welcome to join our group Radio Nord Revival.

Detailed programme (in Swedish) for the Radio Day.

lördag 14 december 2013

Current schedule for Radio Nord Revival relays

Wednesday kl 2000-2100 UTC (2100-2200 CET)
Radio Merkurs 1485 kHz. Web radio: http://www.radionord.lv/
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Wednesday 2000-2100 UTC (2100-2200 CET)
Radio Lindingö 97,8 MHz. Web radio: http://www.radiolidingo.se/
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Monday thru Thursd at 2000-2100 UTC (2100-2200 CET) not at the first two weeks of January 2014
Radio Averroes, Costa del Sol, Spain
Web radio: http://www.radioa.es/

If you represent a radio station and would like to carry the Radio Nord Revival programmes free of charge, please contact Göran Lindemark at goran.lindemark (at) comhem.se

måndag 30 september 2013

Radio Nord Revival testing from Latvia on 1485 kHz

No, we're not quite gone yet.... Starting on Wednesday, October 2 at 1900 UTC, Radio Nord Revival will be conducting a series of test transmissions over Radio Merkurs on 1485 kHz, each transmission being one hour. Maximum power is 2,7 kW and the aerial is directed towards Stockholm. Reception reports are welcome to info@rock.x.se and we are especially interested in how the reception is on ordinary household receivers, transistor radios and car radios. If you want a QSL card, reception reports with return postage can be sent to Ronny Forslund Radio Nord Revival Test transmissions Vita Huset SE-17995 Svartsjö Sweden We are aware that some of you may not yet have received your QSL card for previous reception reports but this will be taken care of instantly. Broadcast times may be changed depending on reception conditions. Programmes will contain recordings and spots from 1960s offshore station Radio Nord plus lots of music from the early 60s. Welcome to tune in.

lördag 7 juli 2012

Last transmission from Radio Nord Revival

Our temporary license is valid until midnight, Saturday July 7th, and tonight we will be broadcasting for the very last time 1600-2200 UTC/GMT (1800-2400 CET/SNT). Programme presenters are Ronny B Goode, Biggus Dickus and Ron O'Quinn (formerly Swinging Radio England programme director). We will be broadcasting from Sala, Sweden on 5895 kHz with 10 kW and FM 88,6 MHz with 2 kW of power. Any comments on our programmes will be highly appreciated.