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/
Wednesday 2000-2100 UTC (2100-2200 CET)
Radio Lindingö 97,8 MHz. Web radio: http://www.radiolidingo.se/
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 

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.

torsdag 5 juli 2012

Radio Northern Star relay over the Sala SW transmitter

Starting on Friday July 6th 0330 UTC/GMT (0530 Norwegian Time/CET) we will be relaying the programmes of Radio Northern Star in a long test transmission on Shortwave 5895 kHz (reserve frequency 6065 kHz) in the 49 meter band with a power of 10 kW. This test will last until Saturday morning July 7th at @0600. Reception reports are welcome to

Radio Northern Star
Box 100
NO-5331 RONG

Email may also be used: 1000@northernstar.no .

For listeners outside Scandinavia we would also like mp3 recordings of the transmission, but please do not send large files as attachments to emails. If you want to send large files, send them on a CD to the address above. Be sure to include return postage if you'd like regular mail replies. Correct reports will be answered by QSL-letter. Please send them to the address above, not to Radio Nord Revival.

Radio Northern Star is also available via the company website http://www.northernstar.no/  as well as iPhone/iPad/iPod touch,- and Android apps. In addition, listeners may access the good sounds of the station format "Favorites, Flips, Flops and Rarities" in iTunes, Windows Media Player as well as on many other platforms.

Good listening on-The Northern Star -The Worldwide Norwegian!

måndag 2 juli 2012

Radio Nord Revival has left the building

We closed down our operation on SW and MW at 0400 UTC/GMT (0600 SNT/CET) this morning and the Stockholm FM relay on 102,7 MHz a few hours later. Thank you very much for your support and positive comments about Radio Nord Revival. It was nice to have you with us as we reminisced old times and recalled a very special night on June 30th, 1962. This night also became very special 50 years later, mainly due to the input from you listeners. Thank you all!

söndag 1 juli 2012

Radio Nord revival soon live from Södermalm, Stockholm

The time is 15 minutes after midnight in Stockholm and we will soon start broadcasting live from the location at Södermalm where we have installed the FM rig on 102,7 MHz. Give us a ring and tell us about the reception in your area. You might even have some memories of Radio Nord that you want to share. The number to call is +46 8 658 55 09. Within Sweden just dial 08 - 658 55 09.