Sunday, 5 February 2012
Radio Netherlands in English
As an exponent of the slogan “reduce reuse and recycle”, as well as a radio lover, I am delighted to hear that the old Horby transmitter used by Radio Sweden is in use again. Radio Netherlands have been successfully testing it in Madagascar on 214790kHz as a replacement for one of the station’s old Phillips transmitters.
I heard it well in the local afternoons here in north-west England and it has been picked up from Colombia to Israel, Ukraine to New Zealand, which bodes well. A special QSL card is being sent for correct reception reports.
Test transmissions aside, the full schedule for Radio Netherlands in English is from 1000 to 1100 UTC to Asia on 12065kHz; from 1400 to 1500 to Asia on 12080; from 1800 to 1900 UTC to Africa on 11655kHz; 1900 to 2000 to Africa on 7425, 11615 and 11655kHz; and from 2000 to 2100 UTC to Africa on 7425 and 11615kHz.