Updated programme for EDXC 2016 in Manchester

August 12, 2016

49th EDXC Conference
Castlefield Hotel, Manchester
9-13 September 2016
Programme at 12 August

Friday 9 September 1600-2200 Monday 12 September (Hotel bar)

Arrival, registration, informal meetings

Saturday 10 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)

1. 1000-1005 Conference opening. Greetings from British DX Club & EDXC Chrissy Brand (BDXC)
2. 1005-1030 EDXC matters Kari Kivekäs (EDXC)
3. 1030-1100 FM DXing, so much larger than life: Hunting the tail of Sporadic E Jukka Kotovirta (FDXA)
1100-1130 Refreshment break
4. 1130-1150 DXpeditions to Sheigra Dave Kenny (BDXC)
5. 1150-1215 The puzzling case of the saucepan special: a shortwave radio receiving set for poor Africans, 1948-1953 Dr David Clayton (University of York)
6. 1215-1230 Connecting the wireless world – writing global radio history project. Dr David Clayton (University of York)

Saturday 10 September 1400-1730 (excursion)

Tour of BBC radio & television at Media City, Salford, tours start at 1500. Tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Media City.

Sunday 11 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)

7. 1000-1030 Radio in Canada and St. Pierre Miquelon Dario Monferini (Play DX)
8. 1030-1100 Algarve DX guesthouse Dr Harald Gabler (RMRC)
1100-1130 Refreshment break
9. 1130-1200 MW transmitter masts project. Dan Goldfarb (BDXC)
10. 1200-1230 Crossing borders: cultural representations of pirate radio. Prof. Jopi Nyman (FDXA)
11. 1230-1300 To be confirmed
12. 1300-1315 EDXC 2017 Conference- 50th anniversary plans Jan-Mikael Nurmela (EDXC) and Risto Vähäkainu (FDXA)

Sunday 11 September 1430-1800

Visits to local FM and community radio stations, stations tbc but they will be in the city centre or a bus or tram ride away. Walking tour of historical and modern Manchester.

Sunday 11 September 1930-2200

Banquet dinner at the hotel.

Monday 12 September 1030-1600 (excursion by coach)

A visit to Moorside Edge mw transmitter site and a tour of the transmitter hall, lunch at The Ford country pub, followed by a stop at Holme Moss FM transmitter site. Please note that there is quite a steep 5 minute walk up an uneven path at Moorside Edge.

Tuesday 13 September 1000-1300

Departure, informal contacts.


Programme for 49th EDXC Conference

August 2, 2016

49th EDXC Conference

Castlefield Hotel, Manchester, UK

9-13 September 2016

Programme at 30 July

 

 

Friday 9 September 1600-2200 Monday 12 September (Hotel bar)

Arrival, registration, informal meetings

Saturday 10 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)

Conference opening. Greetings from British DX Club. Greetings from EDXC.

Presentations

  1. EDXC Matters
  2. tbc
  3. FM DXing, So Much Larger Than Life. Hunting the Tail of Sporadic E – Jukka Kotovirta (FDXA)

    Tea and coffee break

  4. DXpeditions to Sheigra – Dave Kenny (BDXC UK)
  5. The Puzzling Case of the Saucepan Special: a shortwave radio receiving set for poor Africans, 1948-1953 – Dr David Clayton (University of York)
  6. Connecting the Wireless World- Writing Global Radio History project – Dr David Clayton (University of York)

Saturday 10 September 1400-1730 (excursion)
Organised tour of BBC radio & tv at Media City, Salford, tours start at 15.00. Tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Media City.

Sunday 11 September 1000-1300 (Bridgewater Room)

Presentations

1. Radio in Canada & St. Pierre Miquelom – Dario Monferini (Play DX)
2. Algarve DX Guesthouse – Harald Gabler (RMRC)
3. MW masts – Dan Goldfarb (BDXC UK)

Tea and coffee break

4. tbc
5. EDXC 2017 Conference- 50th anniversary plans

Sunday 11 September 1430-1730

Visits to local FM and community radio stations

Walking tour of historical and modern Manchester

Sunday 11 September 1930-2200

Banquet dinner at the hotel

Monday 12 September 1030-1600 (excursion by coach)

A visit to Moorside Edge mw transmitter site and a tour of the transmitter hall, lunch at The Ford country pub, followed by a stop at Holme Moss FM transmitter site. Please note that there is quite a steep 5 minute walk up an uneven path at Moorside Edge.

Tuesday 13 September 1000-1300

Departure, informal contacts


EDXC 2016: visit to Moorside Edge

July 5, 2016

There are a number of exciting excursions and presentations lined up which include a tour of BBC radio and television at Media City UK in Salford on the Saturday afternoon (10 September) and a visit to the Moorside Edge transmitter sites on Monday 12 September. Moorside Edge has a large transmitter hall with three different types of transmitter. It opened in 1931 as a transmitter for BBC North Regional and national radio networks. It is now operated by Arqiva and the following three services are broadcast: BBC Radio 5 Live on 909kHz (200kW), TalkSPORT (100kW) on 1089kHz and Absolute Radio (100kW) on 1215kHz.

Moorside Edge Transmitter Masts Photo by Mark Mercer under Creative Commons Licence
Moorside Edge transmitter masts (photo: Mark Mercer)


When at EDXC2016, do find time to visit MOSI!

July 5, 2016

In the same road as the conference hotel (Liverpool Road) you will find Manchester’s award-winning MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) It is open daily from 1000 to 1700 and has free entrance. Housed in a range of 19th century warehouses and hangars, as well as being the site of the first passenger railway in the world (Manchester to Liverpool in the 1830s) there are planes, machines and even sewers on display here.

However, of most interest to EDXC delegates will be the second floor of the 1830 Warehouse, which has a small “Connecting Manchester” permanent exhibition. It covers communication, including telephones, television, studios and radio in the north west region.


Radiohouse – DX for guests and seniors

June 25, 2016

Most of us DXer are advanced age. I too, but  I don´t want to go into a rest home.

Some times ago a shared flat has been an april fool, now it is reality.

Uima-allas

I am living at Algarve cause of the dirty weather in Germany, living under the palm tree at the ocean – but inside europe and the weather is beautiful.

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We manage this  “DX-Winterquarter” since two years.  (www.rmrc.de) DXing is excellent many DXer say when they where here last year.

I will stay here, enjoing my live with DXing and broadcasting, but I will never go into a rest home. If you are in the same situation, come and stay here for some times, weeks, months or years.

We already have some places at the shared house for DXer, radio amateurs and radio freaks. (att)

I  will definitly not go into a rest home.

Here at Algarve we don´t have a German radiostation, that could be a beautiful target to reach.

However you don´t want to stay here but invest into this project you will get your profit.                 

                       It is the only one inside Europe.

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Harald Gabler,
RMRC CEO
Rhein-Main-Radio-Club, Germany

DrGabler@t-online.de


Provisional Programme for 49th EDXC Conference

June 21, 2016

49th EDXC Conference

Castlefield Hotel, Manchester, UK

9-13 September 2016

Provisional Programme v02 at 21 June


Friday 9 September 1600-2200

Arrival, registration, informal meetings

Saturday 10 September 1000-1300

Conference opening. Greetings from British DX Club. Greetings from EDXC

Presentations and EDXC Matters

Saturday 10 September 1400-1730 (excursion, by coach, tram or boat)
Organised Tour of BBC radio & tv at Media City
, Salford, tours at 15.00

(plus opportunity for self-guided visits of Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry Art Gallery & Theatre, Lowry Shopping Mall, plus Old Trafford, Manchester United FC – the latter requires you to book online in advance and may be best left for another day after the conference)

Sunday 11 September 1000-1300

Presentations

Sunday 11 September 1400-1800 (excursion by coach)

A visit to the outside of two transmitter sites (Moorside Edge and Holme Moss) please note we will probably not have access to get inside either site followed by a late afternoon visit to a country pub

Sunday 11 September 1930-2200

Banquet dinner at the hotel

Monday 12 September 1000-1200

Walking tour of historical and modern Manchester city centre

Monday 12 September 1300-1700

Visits to local FM and community radio stations, possibly Key 103 and ALL FM

Tuesday 13 September 1000-1300

Departure, informal contacts

View from the Castlefield Hotel
View from the Castlefield Hotel (Photo: Chrissy Brand)

Castlefield Basin Manchester 2
Castlefield Basin Manchester (Photo: Chrissy Brand)

Manchester Town Hall
Manchester Town Hall (Photo: Chrissy Brand)

Heaton Park in Manchester
Heaton Park in Manchester (Photo: Chrissy Brand)


Trends in tropical bands broadcasting 2016

June 20, 2016

by Anker Petersen, editor of the Domestic Broadcasting Survey

Since DSWCI published its first Tropical Bands Survey in 1973, I have registered which stations are active, based upon

loggings from our members and other DX-ers around the world. Here is an updated status where Clandestine and Pirate stations not are included.

trends 2016

During the past year the previous trend, that Tropical shortwave stations slowly disappear, continued throughout the world. The reason is, that other media get higher priority, than keeping elderly shortwave transmitters alive. However, there was only a minor fall from 147 last year to 138 frequencies this year.

Here are some domestic broadcasting stations on the Tropical Bands, which have closed down during the past year:

kHz kW Station Country Last log

3205 10 NBC Sandaun, Vanimo Papua New Guinea APR15

3210 1 Vintage FM Relay, Razorback Australia JAN15

3380 1 Centro Radiofonico Imbabura Ecuador SEP14

3905 10 NBC New Ireland, Kavieng Papua New Guinea APR15

4319 3 AFRTS Feeder, Diego Garcia Diego Garcia DEC14

4716,7 1 R Yatun Ayllu Yura, S.Antonio Bolivia APR15

4765 10 R Rural, Santarem Brazil JAN15

4789,9 0,5 R Visión, Chiclayo Peru APR15

4820 50 AIR, Kolkata India JAN15

4860 50 AIR, Shimla India APR15

4885 1 R Maria, Anápolis Brazil SEP14

4975 1 R Iguatemi, Osasco Brazil APR15

4976 10 UBC R, Kampala Uganda APR15

 


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