On December 12th, AM Italiaís 207 kHz long wave transmitter will be switched on at Villa Estense (PD), the power used will be 1 kW with a 350-metre wire antenna. The commemorative transmission is organized to remember the connection between Poldhu and St. John of Newfoundland with the speech of Marconi and 3 points of the letter S in repetition.
Stefano Valianti, British DX Club email ist this evening
LW 207 have been active on some nights, for instance on December 7th past 2100 gmt, clear signal in Bologna in parallel with 918 MW
Update from Christain Ghibaudo yesterday:
"Some information about IRRS on 207 kHz. The site is the same as 918 kHz. Itís in Italy, in Villa Estense near Padova.
The broadcaster is AM-Italia (ex. Radio Challenger) http://www.am-italia.it/
So future plans on 207 kHz with 300 meters antenna and possibly 1 kW.
IRRS is on 918 kHz from 1700 to 2100 UTC."
Test broadcasts have already taken place a few weeks ago, but without satisfactory results, because the antenna used in the tests was too short.
Christian Ghibaudo (Nice France) reports:
These days the technicians are installing a 300 meter antenna and then may be the results will be better.
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