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Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« on: February 11, 2022, 0236 UTC »

This from a Bulgarian DX blog.  The Voice of Greece did shutter about 9 years ago for a period of time.

https://swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com/2022/02/possible-end-of-voice-of-greece-on-9420.html
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 2123 UTC »
Very disappointing if this ends up happening.  One of my favorites.
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2022, 0214 UTC »


My thoughts exactly, plus where will I get my Greek National Football fix?  To my knowledge, they are the lone live National broadcaster of the Euro Song competition.
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2022, 2054 UTC »
You can voice your opinion on this at

thevoiceofgreece@ert.gr

I sent them this:

Good afternoon. It was with great sadness that I saw that the VOICE OF GREECE is discontinuing their Shortwave broadcasts tentatively scheduled for March 31st, 2022. Please reconsider your decision and continue your broadcasts. I have listened regularly to your broadcasts to North America for many years on 9420f KHZ. You have many listeners here in the U.S.A. and I can confidently state that more Shortwave listeners tune in to the VOICE OF GREECE than do not.  Your 170 KW signal is easily heard in the Western Hemisphere and many would be disappointed if you ceased your Shortwave operation.
Again, please reconsider.
Thank you.

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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2022, 2121 UTC »
You can voice your opinion on this at

thevoiceofgreece@ert.gr

I sent them this:

Good afternoon. It was with great sadness that I saw that the VOICE OF GREECE is discontinuing their Shortwave broadcasts tentatively scheduled for March 31st, 2022. Please reconsider your decision and continue your broadcasts. I have listened regularly to your broadcasts to North America for many years on 9420f KHZ. You have many listeners here in the U.S.A. and I can confidently state that more Shortwave listeners tune in to the VOICE OF GREECE than do not.  Your 170 KW signal is easily heard in the Western Hemisphere and many would be disappointed if you ceased your Shortwave operation.
Again, please reconsider.
Thank you.


I also sent them an email and everyone here who cares need to do so as well. It's definitely better than just letting it happen.
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2022, 2209 UTC »
We also sent a email to them.

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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2022, 2209 UTC »
IIRC, during the last station shutdown, the Voice of Greece has done at least one period of broadcasts even without an active government license. YMMV.
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2022, 2115 UTC »
I noticed that I couldn't find even a carrier yesterday (Saturday the  19th). That's not a good sign.
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2022, 2149 UTC »
I didn't see a carrier yesterday (Monday the 21st) either, but thankfully VOG is there today. (2148 UTC, only a carrier here in Denver but a solid signal on W3HFU kiwi SDR).
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2022, 0007 UTC »
Strong unmodulated carrier on 9420 at 0006z 23 Feb 2022. :-\
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2022, 0021 UTC »
Feb 24, 2022 @ 0019Z: YL talking with some incidental music. Not overly strong, but sounds like its just conditions as its a bit fluttery.





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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2022, 2328 UTC »
Friday 2/25/22: terrific signal at 2326 UTC with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2022, 0021 UTC »
VOG still alive and kickin' 9420 khz @ 00:18   Lima Charlie @ 4-4-4-3-4

Male vocals:   " La Luce Dell-est "
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2022, 2059 UTC »
2058z nice signal at S9.  Music
0433z on Mar 2, still there with music at S9
2052z Mar 2, S9 signal with music
« Last Edit: March 02, 2022, 2052 UTC by autovon »
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Re: Voice of Greece Shut Down March 31?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2022, 0455 UTC »
Very solid signal still copyable in Denver as of 0455 UTC, 04 MAR 2022. I haven't heard it this well this late (it's 9:55pm locally) in a long time, probably last summer sometime.

0610 Still very good relative to the time, SIO 333. The listings report that the azimuth is supposed to be back for Europe but I didn't hear any kind of change (you'd expect it to sign off for a moment if it was changing beam).
« Last Edit: March 04, 2022, 0613 UTC by MDK2 »
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