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.

lördag 30 juni 2012

Radio Nord Revival now broadcasting on 603 kHz

Now we are finally on the air on 603 kHz - the original Radio Nord channel - from Sala. The power is reduced at the moment due to adjustments being made to the aerial and the SWR is not optimal.

Radio Nord Revival programme schedule June 30, 2012

All programmes are in Swedish unless otherwise stated. Time is SNT/CET. For GMT/UTC please deduct two hours.

08.00 Nordmorgon med Sten Hedman

09.00 Bakgrunden till Radio Nord med Ingemar Lindqvist.

10.00 A la Carte a la Chris med Chris

10.30 Den verklige pionjären Nils Erik Svensson med Skånes Radio Mercur intervjuas.

11.00 De Tio med Gert Landin

12.00 Mum for men med Larsan Sörenson

13.00 Melodiposten med Lars Grünberger

15.00 "Välkommen i land". Direksändning från Kammargatan 46. Live broadcasts from the former Radio Nord premises in Stockholm. Basically in Swedish but may contain some English.

17.00 Låten från båten med Larsan Sörenson

18.00 Radio Nord Story in English by Ingemar Lindqvist.

19:00 Ron Baxley Get Together (English) American DJ who was once programme director of Radio Nord.

20:00 Topp 20 Gert Landin

21:15 Välkommen ombord nyinspelat program med Ingemar Lindqvist.
22:55 Sista timmen med slutet. The last hour towards the end at midnight as aired on June 30th, 1962

fredag 29 juni 2012

Radio Nord Revival on the air on 5895 kHz

Now on the air on SW 5895 kHz from Sala. Please write a comment to this post and tell us how you are receiving us. The aerial for MW 603 kHz has blown down - we'll let you know when this tx is also on the air.

Radio Nord Revival reception reports

You are very welcome to send us your reception reports and tell us how you are receiving our transmissions. Email reports are welcome to info (at) rock.x.se but please do not send large files as attachments which can clog up the mail account. Please use a file sharing service instead like http://www.sprend.com/ or http://www.rapidshare.com/ if you want to send large files. Or even better: send them on a CD to:

Ronny Forslund
Vita Huset
SE-17995 Svartsjö

For a QSL card please enclose return postage with your report. Email reports will be verfied with plain emails. But if you want the real thing and not just an email the QSL card below is available.

Radio Nord Revival live from Kammakargatan 46 - the former Radio Nord premises

Tomorrow Saturday, June 30th, we will be broadcasting live from Kammakargatan 46 - the Radio Nord former premises. The live broadcasts will start at 1500 SNT/CET (1300 GMT/UTC). Please note that this is not a public event like last year's Radio Nord Revival when we were broadcasting from the s/s S:t Erik and around 3 000 visitors came on board. Today there is a youth hostel at Kammakargatan 46 and as there are other guests staying there we can't possibly invite everybody to join us. But if you want to book a room or a bed at the Inter-Hostel you can naturally do so. However, the last hours of Radio Nord Revival will not be broadcast from Kammakargatan 46.

torsdag 28 juni 2012

Radio Nord Revival now on the air from Sala on 88,6 MHz

We are now on the air from Sala, Sweden with a power of 2 kW. Please let us know how you are receiving us.

Radio Nord Revival: setting up the FM rig for Stockholm 102,7 MHz

This film was made by Ingemar Lindqvist of the Radio Nord Revival Group. Be sure to visit his website Radiohistoriska Arkivet for lots of info, clips and pics of Radio Nord and other interesting stations.

Radio Nord Revival på Facebook

Ni vet väl att vi även har en Facebook-grupp? Du som finns på FB är välkommen att gå med. Adress https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/144438508950612/ eller sök på Radio Nord Revival. Pernilla B skriver följande:

Åh SNÄLLA kan inte Radio Nord Revival få spela permanent!?!? Underbart! Ryktet sprider sig som en löpeld inom raggarkulturen! SÅ härligt att få lyssna på detta!

Tack för dina vänliga ord, Pernilla. Det värmer! Men tyvärr får vi nog acceptera att det är slut snart, liksom Radio Nord stängde för 50 år sedan. Så passa på att lyssna nu - 102,7 går kanon i Stockholm!

tisdag 26 juni 2012

Radio Nord Revival FM frequency for Sala 88,6 MHz now cleared

We are happy to tell you that we have received a temporary license for a 2 kW FM transmitter from Sala, which will be on the air from the same mast as the MW and SW outlets. Our aim is to cover the cities of Sala, Västerås, Enköping and Uppsala plus a good deal of the valley of the lake Mälaren. The frequency used will be 88,6 MHz and tests can be expected soon.

Our various webstreams can be found on http://web.comhem.se/goran.lindemark2/radionord.htm

Radio Nord Revival on the air in Stockholm on 102,7 MHz

On Sunday, June 24, we installed the FM transmitter which is now putting out a great signal over Stockholm on 102,7 MHz. The transmitter is housed at the home of Göran Lindemark, one of the Radio Nord Revival initiators. Below you see the the transmitter in Göran's living room. On top an Orban Optimod sound processor, in the middle is the exciter and at the bottom the power amplifier. Licensed power is 100 watts and the aerial mast is on top of a 35 m. high building which in itself is located on a hill - one of the highest points of Södermalm in Stockholm.

Göran Lindemark in his home studio where his news service Radions Nyheter is produced. His news broadcasts are heard on many stations all over Sweden.

Radio Nord Revival's technical wizzard Bernt Nyberg, togeher with Ingemar Lindqvist setting up the aerial. Bernt owns the transmitting equipment used and he will broadcast the Radio Nord Revival programmes from Sala on MW, SW and FM. Bernt runs an engineering company offering specialized knowledge in many various fields - do check out his website if you have any special technical needs.

The word "vertigo" is definitely not in Bernt's vocabulary....

Up and running! This is a special antenna designed for circular polarization, manufactured in Italy. It is actually omni-directional albeit with a minor reduction of radiation backwards. In this case this reduction is eastwards, towards the Baltic Sea. However, good reception has still been obtained in for instance Lidingö and the Stockholm archipelago.

torsdag 21 juni 2012

Radio Nord Revival 2012

Hello everybody out there in radioland!

Yes, Radio Nord Revival will be on the air one last time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of Radio Nord on June 30th, 1962. Our license runs for two weeks from June 25 and the following frequencies will be used:

MW 603 kHz (the original Radio Nord channel) with a maximum of 2,5 kW of power from Sala.

SW 5895 and 6065kHz with 10 kW of power from Sala, one frequency at a time.

FM 102.7 MHz with a maximum of 100 W from Södermalm, Stockholm.

We have also applied for a temporary FM frequency from Sala and hopefully it will be cleared soon. We will install the transmitter and aerial for Stockholm on Sunday, June 24 and test transmissions can be expected as soon as our license period starts.

Reception reports can be sent to

Ronny Forslund
Vita Huset
SE-17995 Svartsjö

or by e-mail info (at) rock.x.se. If you want a QSL card, please include some form of return postage. E-mail reports will be verified with plain emails.

On June 30th we will be broadcasting live from Kammakargatan 46 in Stockholm where the Radio Nord studios were located. Today there is a youth hostel in the premises and anybody wanting to join us can book a room or a bed through their website http://www.interhostel.se/ More details will follow soon.

tisdag 6 mars 2012

Update: The official start of Radio Nord start rebroadcast again on March 8

The official start of Radio Nord will be broadcast on Thursday, March 8, starting before 1000 CET (0900 UTC/GMT) as last year, just like it was aired in 1961. However, the stream from Radio Nord Revival will start already on Wednesday evening on March 7. For details about the available webstreams please check out http://web.comhem.se/goran.lindemark2/radionord.htm

Anybody wanting to join us to celebrate Radio Nord at their former office at Kammakargatan 46 in Stockholm on June 30 can do so as the premises are nowadays used by InterHostel so you can stay overnight. You can make a reservation at http://interhostel.se/

lördag 3 mars 2012

Radio Nord Revival testing on the web this weekend

Starting on Saturday, March 3, Radio Nord Revival will be testing on the web. For further details check out http://web.comhem.se/goran.lindemark2/radionord.htm
On March 8, the grand opening of Radio Nord will be streamed as it was broadcast on the same date 51 years ago. Just like we did last year on SW and MW.
We will be back on the air on MW, SW and this time also on a special FM frequency for the Stockholm area on June 30, commemorating the close-down of Radio Nord 50 years ago. Further information will be published in this blog.
There are still a few listeners who have not received QSL cards for the reception reports they have submitted. I regret this but the remaining batch of QSLs will be sent out very soon. The QSL manager recently got back from hospital following a surgery and is gradually recovering. Sadly we have also received a few reports which are obviously faked and they will not be verified. There have also been some reports containing no evidence at all that it really is our station you have heard. However, all correct reception reports will definitely be verified. Thank you all for your interest and your support. We hope you will join us at the end of June 2012.

tisdag 17 januari 2012

Radio Nord Revival 2012

Ronny F och jag tycker att det vore kul att hitta på något även i år för att uppmärksamma vår favoritstation. T ex den 30 juni då det är på dagen 50 år sedan stationen stängde. I år är det dessutom en lördag.

Vi inbjuder nu alla som är intresserade att träffas och spåna vidare. Det blir hemma hos mig på Södermalm. Adressen är Maria Prästgårdsgata 37, 3tr. Tidpunkten lördagen den 21:a januari klockan 14.00. Min e-postadress: goran.lindemark@comhem.se

Är du intressad? Hör av dig så jag vet hur många som kommer när jag ska förbereda kaffet. Dessutom kan du då också få portkoden.


/ Göran Lindemark