söndag 29 maj 2011

Radio Nord Revival shifting to 9940 kHz

As all our 41 metre band frequencies are heavily disturbed by other stations we will be shifting to 9940 kHz at 2200 CET/SST (2000 UTC). Sofar this band has produced a quite modest signal but let us hope this will improve. Your reception comments are welcome as usual. The live transmissions from s/s S:t Erik have stopped so the programme is now running on autopilot.

We would also like to congratulate Herman Content of Gent, Belgium who won the Radio Nord DVD in  our draw. You will be receiving it in the post soon, Herman. Thank you all for submitting reception reports and keeping in touch this weekend.

Win a Radio Nord DVD!

 Now you can win a copy of the recently released documentary DVD about Radio Nord, produced by Johan Sköld. How? Just post a message in this blog and tell us how you are hearing us. We are on 603, 1512 and 7485 kHz. At 1700 CET/SST (1500 UTC)  we willdraw a name among all those who have submitted reception details and the winner will get a copy of this brand new Radio Nord DVD. We will be closing down today at 1800 CET/SST (1600 UTC).

Radio Nord Revival switching to 41 metres on SW

Good morning, dear radio friends. The dawn of a new radio day.... If you happen to be in Stockholm there is also a big vintage car parade at Djurgården close to where we are and there is a lot to see. It's still raining but let us pray for better weather son. Are there any anti-rain dances?

As for our SW transmissions, Bernt will switch over to 7485 kHz at 1000 CET/SNT (0800 UTC) and at the same time the SW antenna will be lowered a  bit. This is the same antenna that was used for 6060 kHz and still on the same altitude. It is possible that this has affected the radiation lobe on SW. Yesterday, listeners in central Sweden had great difficulties hearing us. Please monitor all three frequencies in the 41 mb and let us know whether any of the alternative frequencues are free. And do keep on posting your reception reports.Thanks, the Radio Nord Revival team.

lördag 28 maj 2011

Radio Nord Revival shifting frequency on SW

We have received reports that 7360 kHz  has been barely audible/inaudible in many parts of Sweden but is coming through well over larger distances. At 2000 CET/SST (1800 UTC) we will shift to one of the 31 mb frequencies. Could you please monitor the frequencies 9340, 9930 and 9940 kHz and comment in this blog whether any of these channel is free from interference in your area. We will be closing down for shifting antenna at about 1945 CET/SST (1745 UTC) and we will choose the frequency which looks best. After we have started broadcasting in the 31 mb we would appreciate reports of reception in your area. Please comment in the blog. Is there any difference in signal strength compared to 7360 kHz? Obviously propagation is quite disturbed at the moment.
Thank you for your support and keep listening! 73 from the Radio Nord Revival team.

fredag 27 maj 2011

Frequency schedule for Radio Nord Revival

It's raining in Stockholm today. A lot.... Anyway, today Friday during the morning we will be on the air on 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget and from Sala, the transmissions will start on 603 kHz around 1800 SST (1600 UTC). Preliminary SW schedule 1800-2000 SST on 7485 kHz and 2000-2200 SST on 9940 kHz. Please report in this blog how you are receiving us and if there is any interference from other stations. We will be able to change frequency at short notice if needed. Good listening!

torsdag 26 maj 2011

Update: No test transmissions from Kvarnberget tonight

Unfortunately OM Tore Anderson who was planning to run test transmissions on 1512 kHz tonight has been taken ill and has to see the doctor tomorrow. But another OM, Teemu, will start up the rig on Friday morning and live transmissions from s/s S:t Erik will start at 1100 SST (0900 UTC). The new arial at Kvarnberget was adjusted today and is working well. With an increased power of 2,5 kW we expect a better groundwave signal into Stockholm City. As for details about tests from Sala we expect further information tonight. Do join us tomorrow for our regular transmissions, won't you. 73 from the Radio Nord Revival team

onsdag 25 maj 2011

Basic programme schedule of Radio Nord Revival for the weekend May 27-29

Some specific programmes during the Radio Nord Revival weekend. We will be on the air 24/7 during the weekend of May 27-29 on MW 603 and 1512 kHz plus on SW at times which will be announced before regular transmissions start. Programmes are in Swedish unless otherwise noted and will contain lots of vintage Radio Nord-jingles and commercials, music from bygone years and recorded interviews with former Radio Nord staff. Also up-to-date newscasts will be heard every hour on the hour.

Friday, May 2711.00 - 18.00 Välkommen ombord (Welcome Aboard). Live from S/S Sankt Erik. 19.30 Topp 20 21.00 Favorit i repris. Original programme from Radio Nord.  23.00 Radio Nord story by Ingemar Lindqvist. ( English)

Saturday, May 28
00.00 Recently discovered over-air recording made on June 11, 1962 by OM Tore Larsson, Falköping. 04.00 Ron Baxley - Get together ( English) 07.00. Radion i Sverige när Radio Nord kom (Ingemar Lindkvist). 11.00 - 18.00 Välkommen ombord (Welcome Aboard). Live from S/S Sankt Erik. 12.00 Radio Nord veterans appearing. 19.30 Topp 20 21.00 Favorit i repris. Original programme from Radio Nord.  23.00 Jack Kotschack on WOR, New York (English).

Sunday, May 29

00.00 Radio Nord story by Ingemar Lindqvist. (English). 11.00 - 18.00 Välkommen ombord (Welcome aboard) . Live from S/S Sankt Erik. 19.30 Topp 20 21.00 Favorit i repris. Original programme from Radio Nord. 23.00 Radio Nord's final hour as broadcast on June 30, 1962 at the same time.

Please comment in our blog how you are receiving our signal. Reception reports can be sent to Ronny Forslund, Radio Nord Revival, Vita Huset, SE-17995 Svartsjö, Sweden and if you want a QSL card as verification please include some form of return postage.

You can also listen to us via web radio using one of these streams:





Radio Nord Revival shortwave frequencies approved

We have just received the following frequency allocations from the PTS:

41 metre band
7320 kHz: 08:00-11:00, 13:00-18:00

7360 kHz : 08:00-16:00

7485 kHz: 06:00-22:00

31 metre band
9340 kHz:  06:00-22:00

9930 kHz:  06:00-22:00

9940 kHz:  06:00-22:00

Times are Swedish Summer Time (SST/CET) which is UTC + 2. Power will be 10 kW and QTH is Sala, Sweden. These are frequencies available for use and an exact transmission schedule will be published prior to starting. Our sincere thanks to Ingemar Larsson of TERACOM for helping us with the frequency coordination.

torsdag 19 maj 2011

Former Radio Nord staff gathering at Radio Nord Revival weekend

The Radio Nord Revival weekend of May 27-29 is fast approaching and the following members of the Radio Nord staff have sofar confirmed that they will be attending the event on board the s/s S:t Erik:

Lars Branje, newsman and DJ
Seve Ungermark, newsman
Kjell Bergström, editor-in-chief
Björn F Höijer, editor-in-chief
Christina von Schrenk, Miss Radio Nord.
Nils Stertman, ordinary seaman on board the Bon Jour

Film producer Johan Sköld will also present his brand new documentary about Radio Nord and the film will be available for sale on board.

We are still trying to locate further members of the Radio Nord team and hopefully we will be able to add some names to the list soon. Live broadcasts with our guests from Radio Nord will start at 1200 Swedish local time/CET (1000 UTC/GMT).

Radio Lidingö have confirmed that they will relay Radio Nord Revival on May 27-29 each day at 1200-1500 Swedish time/CET. Their frequency is 97.8 MHz and they can also be heard on the web. We expect other stations to relay parts of our transmissions as well and we will publish details about such relays as soon as we get the information.

We will be on board the S:t Erik from 1000 Swedish time on Friday 27. Welcome to visit us and please help us to spread the message about Radio Nord Revival in any forum you like.

måndag 16 maj 2011

Radio Nord Revival soon on air on 603 kHz - the original Radio Nord channel!

We have now received permission for 2,5 kW on MW 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget (Stockholm) and also on the original Radio Nord channel, 603 kHz, from Sala (the same location as the shortwave transmitter). As for short wave the frequencies have not yet been determined but we will most likely be in the 41 and 31 metre band. SW frequencies will be announced as soon as they are cleared and power will be 10 kW. We will also be running a test towards North America in night time and hope you will be able to hear us over there. As usual you can also hear us on web radio, now with improved webstreams. On May 27 official transmissions will start from the former ice-breaker and museum ship s/s S:t Erik and there will be a lot of live transmissions from the ship. We are also planning a small Radio Nord exhibition on board and the plan is to build a studio with vintage equipment of the same type that was used by Radio Nord. Everybody is welcome to join us the weekend of  May 27-29 on board the S.t Erik!

fredag 8 april 2011

Radio Nord Revival QSL cards are now ready!

Our QSL cards has now arrived from the printers and it is a somewhat modified reproduction of the original QSL used by Radio Nord in 1961-62. If you would like to have one please send your reception report plus some form of return postage to:

Ronny Forslund
Radio Nord Revival
Vita Huset
SE-17995 Svartsjö

Those of you who have already sent your reception reports can expect a QSL in your letterbox real soon. We will be back with further transmissions on May 27-29 and naturally, your reception reports will be most appreciated.

torsdag 24 mars 2011

Håkan Widenstedt of the Radio Nord Revival team has died

We have received the tragic news that one of the key members of the Radio Nord Revival team, Håkan Widenstedt, sadly passed away on Monday, March 21. Below is a message from Bernt Nyberg:

I have today spoken with Bengt Meijer, manager of the Teracom shortwave station in Hörby. He confirms that the man who died while working in one of the transmitter masts is our friend Håkan "Xfielder" Widenstedt. Obviously he was sitting on a platform some 60 metres up in the mast dismantling one of the curtain antennas when he suddenly raised and fell down. The security equipment worked and he remained hanging a few metres below the platform. His colleagues instantly brought him down from the mast but his life could not be saved. It is believed that he may have been struck by sudden illness but that has as of yet not been confirmed.

Håkan was very interested in Radio Nord and offshore radio in general. He has been of great assistance with frequency planning for our project, contacts with the licensing authority and antenna calculations. When we finally got on the air on March 8, he sent me loads of short clips of our SW transmission recorded at the Hörby broadcsating station.

I received his latest email at 1007 on the day he died. He told me that he was very busy working with the dismantling of the Hörby broadcasting station and he asked if I was still interested in further radio experiments. "It would be very interesting to hear what ideas and plans you have for the future". He concluded his mail by "I'll get back to you, don't have time to write anything more right now".
What has happened is indeed tragical and it feels most sad that we have now lost a true enthusiast and friend.
Bernt Nyberg

As Bernt writes, Håkan played a very important part in the success of Radio Nord Revival as he was responsible for the frequency planning and also designed the shortwave antenna used. We will carry through the project as planned with further transmissions coming up on May 27-29 but it is indeed sad that Håkan is no longer with us and can be part of the project. Thank you for everything, Håkan, and rest in peace.

torsdag 17 mars 2011

Radio Nord Revival SW transmitter

Many of you have asked about specific technical details concerning the SW transmitter which was used on 6060 kHz. Bernt Nyberg, owner and operator of this transmitter has now created a special webpage where you can find further information about the SW setup and many pics. Check out Bernt's Radio Nord page. On his website http://www.nybergsala.com/ you will find a lot of special technical solutions and services in the field of telecommunications and computer technology.

Final power amplifier tube 4CX15 000 J which was used in the 10 kW SW transmitter used for broadcasting Radio Nord Revival on 6060 kHz. More pics on Bernt's Radio Nord page.

tisdag 15 mars 2011

Vintage Radio Nord sticker

Thanks to Henrik Klemetz for sending in this pic of a Radio Nord sticker which was used to put on envelopes. Henrik tells us that he sent a letter to editor O. Lund-Johansen of the World Radio TV Handbook/WRTH in Copenhagen back in 1961. The envelope fetched a good price a few years ago on Swedish auction site Tradera because of its Radio Nord connection.

måndag 14 mars 2011

Harmonic from Radio Nord Revival

As some of you have noticed, Radio Nord Revival was putting out a signal on the third harmonic of 1512 kHz, 4536 kHz, this weekend. This was due to technical troubles from a relay of the low pass filter. Therefore, the transmissions were stopped earlier than planned not to interfere with any radio services on this frequency. We take this problem seriously and the next time we will see to it that no harmonics at all are produced by using a very efficient low pass filter. On the positive side, the transmitter on 1512 kHz has had a great frequency stability and was on 1512,0001 kHz all the time which is an accuracy not often achieved by broadcasting stations. So we must have done something right :-)

Thank you all for your reception reports and comments. This is most helpful in planning upcoming broadcasts. Some of you have also sent in a small contribution to the project in addition to the return postage and we are very grateful for that. This is a project run by enthusiasts - for enthusiasts.

We are now looking forward to the transmissions on May 27-29. If you have any suggestions and ideas how we can improve our programmes, please let us know. Creative ideas are welcome! Do leave a comment in this blog. You can also mail us at ronny@ronnybgoode.se

söndag 13 mars 2011

Another night with Radio Nord Revival

As propagation was poor last night we will continue for another night on 1512 kHz, until Monday morning. Details of reception are most welcome. If you want a QSL card as confirmation you are welcome to send your reception report to:

Ronny Forslund
Radio Nord Revival
Vita Huset
SE-17995 Svartsjö

Return postage is appreciated. E-mail reports can be sent to ronny@ronnybgoode.se and they will be verified by plain emails.  Good listening!

lördag 12 mars 2011

Update: Radio Nord Revival continues!

Yes, somewhat contradictory information from here now and then :-) But we have now decided to let the stream run overnight on MW 1512 kHz and into Sunday. This is especially interesting as many of you will be able to experience an increase ín signal strength around sunrise Sunday morning. So keep listening and please tell us how you are receiving us. Thank you for your support - this has been a marvellous occasion for us all.

No Radio Nord Revivals transmissions on Sunday

There will be no transmissions from Radio Nord Revival on Sunday, March 13 and we are closing down at 2100 UTC tonight. But we will be back on May 27-29 on both MW and SW.

At sunset you can expect to hear us over larger distances so keep listening. Due to the present propagation conditions our signal will probably be heavily disturbed in some areas by Iran and Saudi Arabia on 1512 kHz.

Reception reports of Radio Nord Revival on 1512 kHz

Sofar we have received reports of reception from Dalarö, Djursholm, Saltsjö Boo, Solna, Uppsala and Huddinge plus two reports from the island of Gotland. Please leave a comment in the blog how you are receiving our signal on 1512 kHz at your location and what receiver and antenna you are using.

If you want a QSL as verification of your reception please include some details of the programme you have heard when sending your reception report. It seems like some hams are forgetting this little detail.... :-)

Keep listening and have a great day! All the best from a sunny Stockholm.

Webstream temporarily down from Radio Nord Revival

Our webstream is temporarily down so at the moment we are on MW 1512 kHz only. However, the webstream will be back in about an hour (maybe earlier) and will continue all weekend. So you can listen in even after our MW transmitter has closed down.

You can also listen to Radio Nord Revival on the web

If you cannot hear us on 1512 kHz but still want to enjoy some radio nostalgia, you can listen to our webstream by using the Streamer softvare. For instructions check out http://radionordrevival.blogspot.com/2011/02/radio-nord-revival-testing-on-web-this.html

Radio Nord Revival on the air!

We are now on the air with 1 kW of power from Kvarnberget. The programme will end a bit earlier than previously announced, at 2100 UTC tonight. Also, the first hour is a music mix and not the programme scheduled. But the rest of the programmes will be aired as scheduled.

fredag 11 mars 2011

Some changes in the programme schedule from Radio Nord Revival

We have been testing tonight but have had troubles downloading the web stream at Kvarnberget. Therefore we have now shut down the transmitter for  today. Tomorrow we will be back on the air from 0800-2100 UTC and programmes will have to be fed from a laptop directly at the transmitter site. According to reports received the signal has been quite good in various parts of Sweden but with some interference from Iran.

This weekend there will be no transmissions on shortwave.

Radio Nord Revival is testing!

Right now testing with low power (25-30 W) from Kvarnberget on 1512 kHz.

Programme schedule for Radio Nord Revival Saturday, March 12

Preliminary programme schedule for Saturday, March 12:

Radio Nord Revival with music, jingles and commercials from original Radio Nord tapes will be broadcast overnight, starting in the evening on Friday 11 as soon as the transmitter has been adjusted and we have maximum signal. All times are in UTC/GMT- for CET/SNT add one hour.

Special programmes (all programmes in Swedish unless otherwise noted):

08.05 The background of Radio Nord, presented by Ingemar Lindqvist 57:00

09.05 De Tio (original recording from Radio Nord).

10.05 Interviews with Radio Nord veterans made by Ronny Forslund on board the s/s Sankt Erik in May, 2010.

12.05 Radio Nord Story by Ingemar Lindqvist in English.

12.40 Interview with Raya Ravell made by Ingemar Lindqvist

13.02 Mum for men show. Original Radio Nord show presented by Larsan Sörenson.

14.05 More interviews with Radio Nord veterans on board the s/s Sankt Erik, interspersed by music from the days of Radio Nord.

15.02 Låten från båten.

16.05 Alla tiders De Tio presented by Ingemar Lindqvist.

18.05 The true pioneer of commercial radio, Nils-Erik Svensson, interviewed by Ingemar Lindqvist and Kenneth Andersson. He started Skånes Radio Mercur in 1958.

18.30 Topp 20

20.00 Välkommen ombord presented by Ingemar Lindqvist

22.02 Former Head of News at Radio Nord, Björn F Höijer interviewed by Ronny Forslund in 2010

Radio Nord Revival testing on March 11 from a new location

The medium wave transmitter is now being assembled at Kvarnberget and we expect to begin testing in the afternoon today, Friday 11. Power is 1 kW. A detailed programme schedule will be published as soon as we have maximum signal and the station will be on the air overnight until the regular programmes start tomorrow. Happy listening on 1512 kHz!

onsdag 9 mars 2011

Radio Nord on the Ronny B Goode Show

Those of you who are not yet fed up with Radio Nord nostalgia, why not listen in to The Ronny B Goode Show tonight Wednesday, March 9 at 1900 UTC (20.00 CET/SNT)? Radio Österåker 103.7 (Stockholm), web radio http://radio.osteraker.se/  , also relayed by Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia. The programme also contains an interview (in Swedish) with one of the old 'pirates' who worked on board the Bon Jour, Lasse Branje.

Om ni vill höra en av de två "Lassarna" från Radio Nord, Lasse Branje, lyssna alltså klockan 20.00 i kväll onsdag, repris söndag.

Radio Nord Revival QSL

Many of you have asked whether we will verify reception reports and naturally, we will do that! This project is run by radio enthusiasts so we very well understand the importance of a QSL. After all, your observations and reception reports are very valuable for us so it is a courtesy of thanking you for your efforts.

The number of reception reports has been impressive and they still keep on coming in. Keep'em coming - we would very much like to hear how YOU could pick us up at your location. You can mail your reception reports to ronny@ronnybgoode.se There has been a couple of old email addresses which have bounced so  this is the one to use. Also, please write a comment in this blog about how you could hear us, where you are - and, not least: what you thought of the programme.

Reception reports by good, old-fashioned regular mail ('snail mail') can be sent to:

Ronny Forslund
Radio Nord Revival
Vita Huset
SE-17995 Svartsjö

A printed QSL card will soon be available. Return postage in some form will be appreciated, either stamps, International Reply Cupons or $. If you are satisfied with an e-mail confirming your report we will gladly respond as time permits. However, I don't really see the point of sending a scan of a QSL card including personal details and reception information via email. If you want a QSL card, wouldn't it be better to have the real thing delivered to your letterbox? Besides, scanning each and every personal QSL just to mail them to you seems a bit overdone - it just adds extra amount of work. It's so much quicker to just put a real QSL card in the letterbox. But of course we will gladly respond with plain e-mails to each and every e-mail report.

Thank you so much for your interest in our Radio Nord Revival project. Your support have made it all worthwhile. We will be back soon - do check out this blog for updates.

tisdag 8 mars 2011

Radio Nord Revival updates

The transmissions with digital radio DAB+ can be heard on the channel ”Radio Nord” in the Stockholm area on a frequency of 12D (229.072 MHz) and in Uppsala on the frequen cy13C (234.208 MHz). You will need a receiver which can receive DAB+ in order to listen.
Mer om Digitalradion

Seems like the SW rig on 6060 kHz is doing even better today than during the tests yesterday, judging from all your feedback. Thanks a lot all!

Inslag om Radio Nord Revival kommer i Radio Stockholm efter kl 15.00 i dag tisdag 8 mars med Ronny Forslund och Lasse Branje.

måndag 7 mars 2011

Radio Nord Revival is now testing on 1512 kHz

We are now testing on 1512 kHz from Sala, using a low-powered exciter with 60W PEP so this is a real DX if you can catch it. The aerial is an inverted V, height 45 metres.

Programme schedule for Radio Nord Revival Tuesday, March 8

Here are some details from Tuesday's Anniversary transmissions which will also contain lots of vintage music, Radio Nord recordings, old commercials etc. Times are in UTC/GMT.

08.00 Opening speech by Jan Kotschack (son of  Radio Nord manager Jack S. Kotschack),  followed by the Radio Nord Story in English) presented by Ingemar Lindqvist..

08.47 Opening speech by Jan Kotschack .

08.48 The opening programme of Radio Nord as aired on March 8, 1961, starting with twelve minutes of non stop music prior to the actual programme.

11.00 News bulletins every hour on the hour. These are current news, not the ones from 50 years ago :-)

11.05 Radio Nord Story presented by Ingemar Lindqvist..

13.00 Mum for men - recorded promotional show for a well-known deodorant by Radio Nord DJ Larsan Sörenson.

19.00 Radio Nord Story presented by Ingemar Lindqvist.

Frequencies are MW 1512 kHz and SW 6060 kHz plus relays at various times over other stations.

Further Radio Nord Revival relays

Radio Nord Revival will also be relayed by the DAB+ network of Teracom on March 8. In addition, our programme will be carried on March 9 starting at 1500 CET by Hitz FM, Tranås and on Sunday, March 13 starting at 0948 CET by Radio Nostalgi, Kungsbacka.

Modulation tests until 1500 UTC today

Our modulation tests will continue at least until 1500 UTC on 6060 kHz. Sofar we have received around 30 reception reports from most of Europe. Tonight we will be testing on MW 1512 kHz. Keep listening and thanks for your support!

Modulation test now running on 6060 kHz!

Radio Nord Revival is now testing on SW 6060 kHz so do tune in and please let us know how our signal is coming through in your area. We are especially interested in reports about the audio and modulation quality. Good listening!

söndag 6 mars 2011

Test transmissions on SW coming up soon....

Bernt Nyberg of Sala reports that the aerial for the SW transmitter will have to be moved as it was probably the fact that the antenna was located too closely to his workshop that caused the transmitter to shut itself down.

The aerials for both SW and MW will now be moved out into a logging coupe some 150 metres from the house and if everything goes well test transmissions could take place in the evening on Monday, March 7. We should be on the air as planned on March 8 at 0848 UTC/GMT (0948 CET). Below a pic of the SW transmitter. It is a Collins 208U-10-A with exciter TD90 from Swedish SRT.

Ljungbykanalen återutsänder Radio Nord Revival

Ytterligare en station har anmält sitt intresse för att sända ut Radio Nord-premiären: Ljungbykanalen 95.8. Stationen sänder den första timman från kl 10.00 tisdagen den 8 mars och hörs även via webben.

Vill även din station återutsända Radio Nord Revival? Kontakta Göran Lindemark för närmare information.

Test transmissions update

Yesterday, Saturday March 6, the antenna was erected at Kvarnberget, Vallentuna (northeast of Stockholm). Unfortunately, the exciter for the MW transmitter is not yet ready but it will be in time for another test transmission on MW 1512 kHz from this location. On March 8 a test will be made from the SW site at Sala instead, but with lower power.

The aerial at Kvarnberget is a 37 metre vertical and there is also an extensive ground net at the site. On March 6, the ATU was tuned so that an SWR of 1.1 was achieved. Brief tests with a few miliwatts were then made.

The SW rig on 6060 kHz was supposed to be tested on March 6 but there has been some technical troubles with the transmitter. Hopefully this will be solved soon - we will let you know as soon as we are ready to switch on! With a bit of luck it may be already today Sunday.

Tore Andersson, chairman of the Swedish Ham Radio Association, with the ATU (antenna tuning unit). Tore is in charge of the transmissions on 1512 kHz from Kvarnberget.

torsdag 3 mars 2011

Temporary broadcasting license received

We just got the confirmation from The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) that our application for MW 1512 kHz and SW 6060 kHz has been approved. On March 8 at 0848 UTC/GMT (0948 CET) we will start by broadcasting the opening of Radio Nord just as it was aired on this date in 1961. We will also make some short test transmissions on these frequencies before our regular programme starts.

If you catch our signal please comment in this blog and let us know how well you can hear us in your area. QSL cards will be available later.

onsdag 2 mars 2011

Relays of Radio Nord Revival on March 8

The following stations will be relaying our stream on Tuesday, March 8, starting about 12 minutes before 10.00 CET (09.00 GMT/UTC). We will then be broadcasting the start of Radio Nord at the same time as it was done 50 years ago.

All these stations have their own webstreams so you can listen in wherever you are in the world:

Radio Merkurs, Riga 1485 kHz http://www.radiomerkurs.lv/

Cityradion, Gävle 102.7 http://www.cityradion.nu/

Radio Lidingö 97.8 www.radiolidingo.se/

Radio Österåker 103.7 http://radio.osteraker.se/

Further details about the upcoming transmissions on medium wave (MW) and short wave (SW) soon.

torsdag 17 februari 2011

Radio Nord Revival from Riga, Latvia on Saturday, February 19

Radio Nord Revival will be broadcast again this Saturday, February 19,  from 21.00 - 9.00 CET over Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia on 1485 kHz and also on web radio http://www.radiomerkurs.lv/ Do tune in!

lördag 12 februari 2011

Radio Nord Revival on the air from Riga, Latvia

Radio Merkurs of Riga, Latvia will relay our programmes on MW at various times this weekend February 12-13. The frequency is 1485 kHz and the power 1 kW.

fredag 11 februari 2011

Radio Nord Revival testing on the web this weekend

This weekend we are testing again on the web. The music archive now comprises around 1 000 titles. We will also broadcast some Radio Nord-recordings including the official start which will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday (Feb 12-13). We also intend to use our web broadcasts as a feed for the stations wishing to relay our programmes. We use the software Streamerp2p which is freeware. It has a great feature in that the number of listeners is virtually unlimited as each listener share a small part of his bandwith with others. Your comments are highly appreciated!

In order to listen there are now two alternatives:

1. Go to

Download the file installstreamer.exe. and install it. It's freeware and only 350 kb. It has no ads or spyware. When you have activated the software you will under "List" see the stations currently active. Go to Radio Nord Revival and double-click the name. After a while, sometimes up to several minutes, you will hear us.

2. Another alternative for those of you who are using Internet Explorer.

Go to:

Here you will find a list of active stations. Find Radio Nord Revival. To the right you will see a blue and a purple symbol. Klick on the purple symbol and accept that a small software is downloaded. In a while you will hopefully hear the merry sound of Radio Nord streaming out of your computer or web radio.

tisdag 1 februari 2011

The Radio Nord tour

Several activities are being planned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the start of Radio Nord and two dates to focus on are March 8 - the day on which the station was officially launched - plus the weekend of May 27-29. Further information will be published continously.

The "Radio Nord Tour" will tour Sweden and Åland from March 23 - April 8 with female performers Lill-Babs, Ann-Louise Hanson and Siw Malmkvist who all had hit records on Radio Nord. Also participating in this tour is is Jan Kotschack, author of the book 'Stick iväg Jack' (Hit the road, Jack) who will tell the story of the station.

23/3 Västerås konserthus
24/3 Växjö konserthus
26/3 Alandica Åland
27/3 Alandica Åland
29/3 Gävle konserthus
30/3 Konserthusteatern Karlskrona
31/3 Vara konserthus
2/4 Folkets hus Skellefteå
3/4 Idun Umeå
5/4 Konsert & kongress Linköping
6/4 CCC Karlstad
7/4 Lorensbergsteatern Göteborg
8/4 Konsert & kongress Uppsala

This anniversary logotype has been created by Jonas Larsson who did the layout for the book 'Stick iväg, Jack'.

måndag 24 januari 2011

Radio Nords 50-årsjubileum 2011: protokoll från planeringsmöte den 18 januari

Radio Nord-jubileum 2011

Den 8 mars klockan 10.00 fyller Radio Nord 50 år. Vid ett möte hemma hos Göran Lindemark den 18 januari diskuterades olika idéer för att fira jubiléet. Under de kommande dagarna konkretiserades de ytterligare.

Deltagare på mötet: Göran Lindemark, Seve Ungemark, Ingemar Lindqvist, Ronny Forslund, Anders Thyrell, Lars Skoglund och Jan Kotschack.

Status just nu (den 24 januari klockan 10.30)

● Radio Lidingö är intresserade av att återutsända större eller mindre delar av Radio Nords öppningsdag den 8 mars. Ingemar Lindqvist förser dem med material. Kontaktperson på Radio Lidingö: Folke Lehre, vice ordförande i styrelsen för Lidingö närradio.
● Eventuellt finns det även andra stationer som är intresserade av att påminna om 50-årsdagen. Radio Nostalgi i Kungsbacka, t ex. Stationen har gjort två längre intervjuer med Jan när hans bok kom ut. Kontaktperson på Radio Nostalgi: Royne Nilsson.
● Inför jubileumsdagen den 8 mars kommer en pressrelease från Jans förlag Premium Publishing som påminner media om den stora dagen. Förhoppningsvis kan detta leda till ytterligare aktiviteter. Jan står
till förfogande för intervjuer, liksom flera Radio Nord-veteraner.

● Jan försöker också få Expressen att göra någonting inför jubileumsdagen, och kontaktar även SVT.

● Premium Publishing tar fram en särskild jubileums-logotype.

● Den 23 mars-8 april blir det en s k Radio Nord-turné med bl a Lill-Babs och Siw Malmkvist. Jan deltar också.

Det stora firandet av jubileet inträffar dock den i slutet av maj.

● Isbrytaren Sankt Erik är bokad den 27-29 maj. Planen är att sända Radio Nord-revival på mellanvåg i samband med Skärgårdsmässan.
Radio Lidingö är också intresserade av att återutsända programmen på FM – de står för STIM-avgifter etc.
Bernt Nyberg i Sala erbjuder sig att sända ut programmen på kortvåg utan ersättning. Detta under förutsättning att tillstånd för kortvågssändningar kan erhållas.
Uppdatering: Även Radio Nostalgi i Kungsbacka och Hitz FM i Tranås är intresserade av att sända ut programmet den 8 mars.
Eventuellt kan man tänka sig någon form av samarbete med Terracom, men detta är avhängigt det beslut om DAB-radio som riksdagen fattar under våren.

● Kontakt har också tagits med Tekniska Museet för att få dem att göra en mindre utställning i anslutning till aktiviteterna på Sankt Erik. Utställningsintendenten Nils Olander har tidigare hjälpt till sprida Radio Nord-information (bland annat när Johan Skölds film visades i en tidigare version). Tekniska Muséet har dock vikt 2011 åt en rymdutställning men Nils Olander är ändå intresserad av att ha med något om Radio Nord som ett tidstypiskt inslag i NASA-utställningen, dock inte en utställning i den omfattning vi har tänkt oss. Han ska i alla fall fundera på upplägget och återkommer. Vi ska också kolla om vi kan få Stockholms Stadsmuséum och Kungliga Biblioteket att ordna någon utställning.

● Till i maj kommer förhoppningsvis också Johan Skölds dokumentär om Radio Nord att vara definitivt klar.

* Modelbyggare Karl-Axel Axelsson från Åtvidaberg har lovat att komma och visa upp sin modell av sändarfartyget Bon Jour på Sankt Erik i slutet av maj.

Kontaktpersoner för de olika delprojekten:

Göran Lindemark (Sankt Erik, Bernt Nyberg, Radio Lidingö, tillståndsfrågor).
Ronny Forslund (Tekniska museet plus andra muséer, tillståndsfrågor)
Ingemar Lindqvist (originalinspelningar, t ex till Radio Lidingö)
Seve Ungermark (Terracom)
Jan Kotschack (mediekontakter, bokförlaget, Radio Nord-turnén, dokumentärfilmen)

● När det blir klart huruvida Tekniska museet eller andra muséer är intresserade bör också en liten programkommitté bildas för att titta på innehåll till eventuell utställning, samt för Sankt Erik. Till detta bör fogas en sponsoransvarig som kanske kan få in någon krona.

Jan Kotschack
(med mindre tillägg av Göran Lindemark).

torsdag 13 januari 2011

Brainstorming inför Radio Nord-jubiléet

Hej alla!

Det börjar bli dags att hitta på något inför firandet av Radio Nords 50-årsjubiléum. Ronny Forslund och jag har nu kommit fram till att vi ska ha ett första möte om det här tisdagen den 18 januari kl 19.00. Vi tar det hemma hos mig på Södermalm i Stockholm. Adressen är Maria Prästgårdsgata 37.  T-bana Mariatorget. Alla som tror att dom kan bidra är välkomna. Jag bjuder på något att dricka, så meddela gärna om du kommer. ("Piratprinsen" Jan K har redan lovat att komma!)

Här bor jag:


Och du som inte kan komma får gärna komma med förslag till hur vi ska fira att vår favoritradiostation fyller 50 år. Mejla då på goran.lindemark@comhem.se

Göran Lindemark