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Matt79245 posts since 21 Oct 2019
Central (West) Midlands Today
Over the last two and a half years I have been listening to long distance signals, mainly MW, but also FM. I was able to pick up MW stations from Spain, France and Germany with an ordinary Bush stereo unit, but over the last six months I have only been able to receive Spanish signals with the exception of one French station that I have identified as being from Brittany.

I was looking online and I found that there aren't many French or German MW stations listed. Have many of the MW transmitters been turned off? The last signal I received from another French station was last October.
Matt79245 posts since 21 Oct 2019
Central (West) Midlands Today
France has turned off a lot of its MW transmitters. Wiki suggests Germany, France, Russia, Poland, Sweden, the Benelux, Austria, Switzerland, and most of the Balkans.


I thought France had turned many of the transmitters off. From what I saw on Wiki, German signals had been turned off for some time although I couldn't find an exact date. i was still receiving German stations in 2018.
james-20016,373 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
A few years ago, Radio Nottingham turned off their 1584kHz transmitter for a few weeks unannounced (as opposed to announcing it which would have drawn protests from people who likely didn't even listen- like happens every time the idea of turning of Radio 4 on 198kHz is mooted) to see how many people would notice or complain, apparently hardly anyone did. So it went off for good not long after.