Gramox has begun transmissions on 25760 kHz in the
11-meter shortwave band. The Finnish station broadcasts
music from the 1920's to 1960's. Transmissions began
today Sunday at 1000 UTC, and are set to continue
24/7. Radio Gramox operates on a license that limits
transmitter power to a maximum of 50 watts, although
currently only 20 watts is being used, says station
owner and founder Pasi Komsi to DXing.info. The
transmitter and a 7-meter-long whip antenna are
located at his home in Hämeenkyrö in Western
Finland. Next week Radio Gramox aims to launch a
second shortwave transmitter in Tampere on 26090
kHz. Once the Tampere transmitter is operational,
it will broadcast in the AM mode, and Hämeenkyrö
will switch from current AM mode to SSB. Eventually
we plan to use DRM, Komsi says. Right now programming
is in Finnish, but Komsi tells that English-language
programming will be needed for an international
audience. Earlier this year the station launched
a 50-watt transmitter in Tampere on 106.8 MHz FM.
Radio Gramox can also be heard on the Internet.
You can contact the station by email.
New information in Monday evening:
kHz cancelled, 25760kHz continue on AM-mode.