Monday, February 23, 2015

High energy

1476 kHz is becoming an increasingly popular frequency with the Dutch pirates as they seek an alternative to the sometimes congested area at the top of the MW band, and lots of stations have been testing on the channel recently.

But there was something a little different to hear late on Friday and Saturday night. With a strong signal here in England and also doing well into the northern part of the Netherlands was Energy FM. This was an internet stream from Tenerife being relayed by the same transmitter that was airing SW pirate Laser Hot Hits some weeks ago on the same frequency. The direction of the loop antenna when gaining best reception suggests the broadcast was emanating from Ireland. 

Very nice to hear activity from a little closer to home on MW . . . let's hope this is a sign of things to come and we get something regular from Britain or Ireland on 1476.

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