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Author Topic: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021  (Read 224 times)

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Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« on: February 21, 2021, 1602 UTC »
Excellent Reception, German-North Frisian-English service.  Annual North Frisian Holiday Broadcast

1600 Broadcast starts in German,then English: 10th edition of broadcast, frequency, 5-6p broadcast locally, NY has most North Frisians
1603 OM in German?
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1604 Back in English, mentions NY, speaking over a flock of birds squeaking
1606 "..no live interviews..."  Languages switch back and forth freely, review of 2016
1610 OM in German?
1615 English ID, then German/North Frisian ID
1616 OM talking about his radio (internet) in English - Radio Amrum mentioned several times, then German again
1618 Bells tolling, OM's in German speaking over
1620 Woman speaking in German/North Frisian
1622 Mention of Radio Caroline in English, then back to German
1624 OM in English with taped interview of YL who lived and worked in NY, YL and OM in German
1625 ID in English, 10th edition broadcast, then YL continues
1630 OM in German/Frisian asks about "9/11" to NY YL.
1634 German frequency, OM in English talking about date with landlord then on phone in German
1639 OM talking in English about the Peters together for 50 years
1646 OM briefly in English
1654 ID in English, website in English
1655 This was Radio Amrum, frequency in English, location, then German
1656 ID, dedicated to exiles, frequency - English, personnel ID and addresses
1657 Last but not least you can donate
1658 Off
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 2321 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 1619 UTC »
1618 Excellent here, SIO 555
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 1627 UTC »
1626 Excellant  signal . first time hearing this .
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 2136 UTC »
It was rather poor out west this year, a shame because it usually comes in very well (even last year, when it was just two months removed from solar minimum). But I did listen and I will again next year. I saved last year's recording and intend to compare it to the better moments of this year's airing, because a while back I heard Glenn Hauser claim that they've been rerunning the same show for years.
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 2310 UTC »
Interesting about the re-run tale.  I would believe it's possible.  There was mention that it was the 10th edition of the broadcast and the first I believe was in 2006.  However, I seem to recall music on other broadcasts and there was no music in the broadcast.  Three other things that caught my attention as possibly fresh: 1) Frequent mention of NYC and interview with woman from there.  I am a NYC native and would have recalled the numerous outreaches to the diaspora in the Big Apple. 2) There was mention of "no live interviews", I took this to mean because of COVID.  3) There seemed to be more English in the broadcast than I had previously remembered. However, I guess it is possible that this was an old program.

I did request a QSL though  :D.  Blue Moon...🌚  ;)
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 0212 UTC »
It was nice & strong here, as it usually is.





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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 1557 UTC »
Interesting about the re-run tale.  I would believe it's possible.  There was mention that it was the 10th edition of the broadcast and the first I believe was in 2006.  However, I seem to recall music on other broadcasts and there was no music in the broadcast.  Three other things that caught my attention as possibly fresh: 1) Frequent mention of NYC and interview with woman from there.  I am a NYC native and would have recalled the numerous outreaches to the diaspora in the Big Apple. 2) There was mention of "no live interviews", I took this to mean because of COVID.  3) There seemed to be more English in the broadcast than I had previously remembered. However, I guess it is possible that this was an old program.

I did request a QSL though  :D.  Blue Moon...🌚  ;)

Good luck! I requested a QSL a few years back and got bubkes... and others from that year received one. That always bothers me when that happens.
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Re: Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) 15215 am 1600 utc 21 Feb 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 1805 UTC »
Finally got a chance to compare recordings, and although this year's signal was pretty poor, there was enough to be able to tell that this year's broadcast was not the same as last year's. But the audio on last year's was pretty familiar compared to previous years (particularly the introduction of the first couple interviewed) so I think it's possible that they were repeating broadcasts for a while.
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