Updated programme for EDXC 2016 in Manchester

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August 12, 2016 by OH6001SWL

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.

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