söndag 25 april 2010

Radio Nord Revival testing on the web

This weekend you can listen to test transmissions on the web which will gived you an idea what it will sound like on 1584 kHz. Just go to http://www.streamerp2p.com/index.php?page=howtoinst.htm , download the file installstreamer.exe and install it. It is freeware and just 350 kb big. Also, it contains no ads or  spy wares. As you start the programme you will see a menu with a list of the available stations.Double-click on 'Radio Nord Revival' and soon you will hear the programme.

As for the preparations for the real life transmissions on medium wave an application has been submitted for test transmission early this summer. We have also  made many new valuable contacts for helping out with the project and we will get back with furher information in the blog as things advances.

söndag 4 april 2010

Radio Nord Revival is under way

On April Fools' Day 2010, April 1 (of all days!) a meeting was held with representatives of the museum ship s/s S:t Erik in Stockholm. Göran Lindemark and myself presented our plans of an event RSL station on medium wave to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the start of Swedish offshore station Radio Nord next year. Our hosts were very interested in the project and as the ship is moored close to the centre of Stockholm, near the Vasa museum and the Gröna Lund amusement park it will be easily accessible. We intend to invite the veteran broadcasters of Radio Nord and naturally we hope to see as many Radio Nord listeners as possible visiting us.

Last year a book by Jan Kotschack, elder son of the Radio Nord manager Jack S. Kotschack, entitled Stick iväg, Jack, was published by Premium Publishing and we hope to have Jan on board signing his book during this event. The book is in Swedish but can be highly recommended also for non-Swedish speaking radio enthusiasts as the extensive picture gallery is well worth the price of the book.

Further updates will be published as the project advances and your suggestions and input will be highly welcome.
The museum ship S:t Erik.

Göran with Benjamin and Magnus from the museum ship's association on deck.

The radio room aboard the S:t Erik.

The engine room
The lightship Finngrundet, another museum ship,  seen from the deck of the S:t Erik.