Radio Seagull returns to 1395AM

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Postby alec » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:42 pm

Radio Seagull on SW 6150 khz 49m band : http://www.radioseagull.com/news.html
Tx location is Rohrbach about 45 kms north of Munich/Bavaria - Tx licensed for 6 KWs
(to compare: KBC on 6095 khz. 100 KWs Tx Wertachtal ca. 60 kms west of Munich

- sounds a bit funny - a Dutch Radio-Ship-Station using transmitter facilities in Bavaria in the Holledau the center of Bavarian hops cultivation*/ :lol:
Well, - lets see what the tests will show - today I think there was nothing on air at least I couldn't catch anything

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Postby Coastie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:40 am

Coming through "weak but readable" here on the "Big Radio.

I have e-mailed them to tell them.
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Postby alec » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Steve Gordon from Radio Seagull:
These are test broadcasts, and there is a lot of engineering work going on behind the scenes. We expect the tests to be daily; so keep tuning in. When everything is as it should be, it is hoped that the transmitter will run 6Kw. 24/7. Stevie Gordon
Sounds like as if it is not yet 6 KWs - so lets be patient
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Postby Coastie » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Then they did very well earlier when I picked them up on the "Big Radio".
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Postby BigJohn » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Are they currently on 24/7?
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Postby alec » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:26 pm

BigJohn wrote:Are they currently on 24/7?


I think not - I wonder if they will ever go 24/7 as there is now Radio China (Taiwan) on 6155 khz. - would be too much interference
I think they'll be back tomorrow morning - but still testing on lower power
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Postby DAVE61 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:33 pm

have you all got your big radio's ready for tomorrow
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Postby John Freeman » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:15 pm

DAVE61 wrote:have you all got your big radio's ready for tomorrow


Yes - fully expecting to receive them on the skip here in NW England :shock:
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Postby BigJohn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:17 pm

What time f day will give the best reception, John?
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Postby John Freeman » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:36 am

I'm guessing after 1730/1800 - I've just tried 1395 and heard a very faint signal reading 1/5 on my world receiver.
I don't have the benefit of a loop or external aerial though, where's ebay?
MM on GS reckons it's blasting in in Norfolk.
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Postby tulip » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:55 am

Last night at 23.45 hrs CET Radio Seagull was testing already on 1395 AM.
This morning transmissions started at 7.00 hrs CET. Good reception, hence I'm living in the north of Holland.
Good luck to the station. I like the choice of music which is off the beaten track.
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Postby DAVE61 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 am

not geting it here in kent. so must be using every low power.
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Postby Amara » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:06 am

DAVE61 wrote:not geting it here in kent. so must be using every low power.

Nothing here in North Yorkshire. Maybe its gone off?
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Postby Alfie Noakes » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:19 am

Reasonable signal on a portable in NW Norfolk but I'm only a mile from the coast. Having said that, Seagull is currently nowhere near as strong as it was when testing on 1395 last autumn. Conditions and the move towards longer days could have some effect but my guess is they are using less power and probably still tied up in the harbour.
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Postby paulvos » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:31 pm

I can confirm the findings of my friends from the UK. I'm in Beesd at the moment, approx 10 km south of Utrecht. My trusted Grundig world receiver has great trouble picking up anything at all. In my car with the short amplified rod antenna I get a hissy signal slightly stronger than their 1605 signal. This is not the strengt I got in November by a long shot and must be caused by running at low power. Something like 2-3kW is likely.

It's also nowhere close to the BigL signal from Trintelhaven, so even over here it would be no good for BigL coverage. Maybe there is a perfectly good reason for this low power. I don't think they are not allowed to do more, because they're in Harlingen Harbour. Don't forget Trintelhaven is also a harbour, where BigL could run 20kW and Radio 10 Gold can run 25kW in the middle of a road junction.

Let's see what happens and give them the benefit of the doubt. At least they started on they day they said they would, so it wasn't April fools.
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