Radio Exterior de España to end shortwave broadcasts on October 15, 2014 | The SWLing Post


Radio Exterior de España to end shortwave broadcasts on October 15, 2014

Posted on October 4, 2014 by Thomas

SWLing Post reader, David, writes:

“I just wanted to let you know that REE has published a communication in its webpage, regarding the end of their SW broadcasts. The definitive cutoff will happen on October 15, 2014 at 0000 LT here in Spain, which is 2200 UTC.

REE will continue, though, and will be accessible through the Internet and also via satellite. Here in Spain they will also be available locally via the TDT/DVB-T system for regular TV broadcast (multiplexes, into which digital TV signals are combined, are also used to carry digital audio data for “radio” stations that therefore can broadcast using this system as well).

Here’s the link to the original REE article (in Spanish): http://www.rtve.es/radio/20141003/radio-exterior-espana-suprime-emision-onda-corta/1021661.shtml

And the [machine] English translation by Google: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=ca&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rtve.es%2Fradio%2F20141003%2Fradio-exterior-espana-suprime-emision-onda-corta%2F1021661.shtml&edit-text=&act=url

Many thanks, David, for the update!

David reports that he will attempt to record the last days of REE broadcasts. I will also make recordings and we will post all of them on the Shortwave Radio Audio Archive.  Indeed, I would ask anyone who can capture the last broadcast to please do so and share your recordings with us.

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A sad note from the folks at the “SWLing Post” website.  Radio Exterior de Espana will their AM International Shortwave Broadcasts on 15 October 2014.  Programming will switch to various digital modes and internet platforms.  “Radio Spain” is the latest in a long string of International Broadcasters who are casting aside expensive, analog radio systems in favor of less expensive, more versatile digital formats.  Who knows? If enough International Broadcast outlets drop out of HF transmissions, Amateur Radio operators could try to claim these unused frequencies.

For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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