Since last Wednesday evening, 21 July, Dutch commercial broadcaster Radio 10 Gold is using a brand new Optimod-AM 9200 audio processor for its mediumwave transmissions on 1008 kHz. This replaces the older Optimod-AM 9100B that had been used at Flevo, and the aim is to make the audio quality as good as the transmissions on 1395 kHz, where an Optimod-AM 9200 has been used with very good results. Adjustments are still being made by Peter van Beusekom of Air Chain Consultancy to achieve the best possible audio quality. See his Web site (link below) for photos of the installation work at Flevo.
The simulcast of the mediumwave service on 1395 kHz has now ended, and is currently replaced by a loop advising listeners to retune to 1008 kHz.
Radio 10 Gold’s Web site now has Windows wallpaper to download (four sizes available), showing the poster that’s being carried on 100 freight wagons which are driving through the Netherlands for the next four weeks promoting the station.