Monday, January 11, 2016

MW that sounds like FM

When you listen to Dutch pirates on the MW band you will almost certainly be used to signals that are far from perfect. There will be fading, there will be static crashes, interference from other stations. Of course, that's not a problem to us AM enthusiasts as it all adds to the experience of tuning the bands.

However, that doesn't mean to say it's not a pleasure when a signal is perfect. And signals don't come much better than the one on this recording of Radio Havanna from Christmas Eve. Sure, it was made in his area, but it's quite an eye-opener when you hear how good the quality is. In fact, you could almost be forgiven for thinking you're tuned in to an FM station.

If you've got a spare hour, click on the link and listen to the show in full. It's great to hear a station in near perfect quality - record scratches as well! Last year I paid a visit to the studio of Havanna, so to hear this recording brought back some good memories of what I saw. I can clearly see the voice behind the microphone and imagine his taking another 45 from its sleeve . . .

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