Re: France Inter on 162 kHz - carrier only?


Hi Mark
On that particular day reception was remarkably good on longwave, with Radio Luxembourg coming in unusually well, although I have to confess to not listening to it much these days. I was interested to hear what you said about the French FM stations, I may have a saunter through that frequency soon. I can't as yet get excited about DAB but I'm aware of it's popularity. The Sangean DT-800 certainly takes my fancy, but it's high price makes me hesitate, is it's performance what it should be?

on a sunny day in the winter of my discontent 

On 17 Sep 2022, at 18:10, Mark Roberts <markrobt@...> wrote:

Thanks, all. @Drifter - your findings are consistent with what I was getting in the southeastern Netherlands near Eindhoven, though there was electrical interference giving me trouble for Radio Luxembourg.

Radio 4 is at least a good replacement for the former World Service transmitter on 648 kHz MW. Just wanted some English-language radio while visiting the in-laws.

The French FM networks are extensive plus there are more local signals now so it's not surprising they've given up on other analog modes. I should buy a DAB radio for the next time I'm here but I've found that I can order just about anything from Amazon France and it will get to my house in California in about a week.

I may not bring the '925 along the next time I'm in Europe, I'm sorry to say. While its audio quality is good, its medium-wave tuning is difficult and FM performance is outstripped by the other radios I brought along - this time a Tecsun PL310ET and a Sangean DT-800 European version.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 9:31 AM FenDrifter via <> wrote:

Hi Mark
i'm in Cambridgeshire UK and just fired up my 925 Sports (analogue dial version) and on a quick scan all I'm getting are Radio 4, Radio 
Luxembourg and RTE Ireland. I'd be happy to look more closely for anything else if you require. 


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