Ozy Radio 5045khz on the air!

Ozy Radio 5045khz on the air!

Postby matthewn1983 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:57 pm

http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/ozy-radio-returns.html
OZY RADIO RETURNS

The flea-powered Ozy Radio has begun testing on 5045 kHz in the 60-meter band. First noted here in Australia on August 28, the station has been missing for several years from its former 3210 kHz allocation. The location has been reported as Razorback, New South Wales, but I have not been able to confirm this yet. The transmitter power and the type of antenna are also unknown at this time. Observations by myself and other Australian listeners have noted the station operating between 0600 and past 1300 UTC.

The signal into Mount Evelyn, Victoria (at a guess, about 800 km from the reported transmitter site) is very strong – about 10 dB over S9! This is a much better signal than was ever heard on the old 3210 outlet. Whatever has been done at the station appears to be working very well! I believe there is a very good chance that Ozy Radio will be heard internationally!

The current programming consists of test transmission announcements, relays of the Australian Independent News service, and continuous antique pop music from the 50s and 60s. Cheekily, the station is also using the Radio Australia interval signal, while the RA kookaburra also fires off every now and again throughout the broadcasts. I’m not sure how the ABC feels about that!!

http://www.ozyradio.com/
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Re: Ozy Radio 5045khz on the air!

Postby matthewn1983 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:00 pm

Very strong signal obviously into Sydney, did a check across the ditch on a webSDR in the Bay of Islands, NZ. They are receiving the signal S7-9 with very little noise, occasional OTHR interference but you can't help that. webSDR in Newcastle was +10. Reports online also of Victorians and QLD's getting this with very good results also!
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Re: Ozy Radio 5045khz on the air!

Postby matthewn1983 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:37 am

As posted on Hobart Radio International FB Page this morning.

We have received sad news that the operator of Ozy Radio, Craig Allen has passed away. We thank Ozy Radio for relaying our shows and contributing to the hobbyist broadcasting scene the past couple of years. Our thoughts and condolences go out to friends and family of Craig.

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