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Radio Northern Europe International #6 & TIAEMS July 2020 annoucement!

Hello everyone,

This is just a little announcement post for the next instalment of RNEI!

Our show for July 2020 will have a few pop, traditional and dance songs for you to enjoy!
We are also trialling a digital text system using MFSK16 that could potentially run throughout next show. It’s a little above 5K audio so to decode it you will need to adjust your equipment to receive it!

A reminder to go to https://rnei.org/stereo/ to learn how to decode the stereo in our broadcasts.

Just in time we managed to get the TIAEMS segment into the final show file and I’ve literally just finished listening to it and I can confirm it is good so hopefully you stick around for that!

DateTimeFrequencyTarget Zone
Sunday the 5th of July 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Saturday the 11th of July 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Friday the 17th of July 202010:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1
Saturday the 25th of July 202000:00 UTC6070KHzZone 2+
Sunday the 26th of July 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2

Some guides:
https://rnei.org/how-to-best-receive-rnei/ – Some tips for de-emphasis
https://rnei.org/sdr-guide/ – Tips for SDR users.

Wishing all of you all the best and I really hope you enjoy this show,
Roseanna,
Radio Northern Europe International

Radio Northern Europe International #4 & TIAEMS May 2020 annoucement!

Hello everyone,

Last broadcast was pretty successful with many wonderful reception reports and some people sending in decodes of the stereo which is amazing to hear!

A reminder to go to https://rnei.org/stereo/ to learn how to decode the stereo, it is real stereo over a mono shortwave transmitter!

RNEI show 4 is half dedicated to Eurovision entries so the first half of the show is an entery from each Nordic country and after that we take a trip to some Faroese and Irish traditional musics before ending with our favourite Eurovision entry from this year and the final song containing the MFSK 32!

TIAMS has made another 30 minute express music show for after our broadcast for you to enjoy!

DateTimeFrequencyTarget Zone
Sunday the 3rd of May 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Saturday the 9th of May 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Friday the 15th of May 202010:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1
Saturday the 23rd of May 202000:00 UTC6070KHzZone 2+
Sunday the 31st of May 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2

Some guides:
https://rnei.org/rnei-digital-guide/ – RNEI Digital modes on Android
https://rnei.org/how-to-best-receive-rnei/ – Some tips for de-emphasis
https://rnei.org/sdr-guide/ – Tips for SDR users.

Wishing you all to stay safe during these times and I hope you enjoy the show,
All the best, Roseanna,
Radio Northern Europe International

Radio Northern Europe International #3 & TIAEMS April 2020 annoucement!

Hello everyone,
The show is finished, transmitter time booked and pre-processing done so it’s time to announce RNEI #3 & TIAEMS April 2020 to all of you!

Before we continue, we need to announce something pretty special and unique about this and future RNEI broadcasts:
RNEI is now broadcasting in Comb Stereo. It’s a standard we made and it’s a really nice addition to having a mono only broadcast. It’s easy to decode and it doesn’t degrade the mono signal!
For more information about the system and how it is decoded please see https://rnei.org/stereo/

RNEI #3 features 30 minutes of our favourite music from all over Northern Europe; Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland this show. I’ve really enjoyed choosing the music and putting it all together, I really hope you enjoy listening to it 😄
We will also have the playlist sent in MFSK32 embedded into the final song, very similar to show #1 (we’ve worked extra hard to make it as hidden as possible which was a massive challenge this time, it’s in 2 parts during the final song with an RxID at the start of the final song).

Just like last month, TIAMS has been kind enough to join forces and make us a 30 minute express version of his show which I have loved listening to and I’m sure you will love it too!

Here is our schedule for April: (We have made a rough guide on where we are targeting with our times, if you aren’t covered but are still in Europe it’s always worth a try!)

DateTimeFrequencyTarget Zone
Sunday the 5th of April 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Saturday the 11th of April 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2
Friday the 17th of April 202010:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1
Saturday the 25th of April 202000:00 UTC6070KHzZone 2+
Sunday the 26th of April 202018:00 UTC6070KHzZone 1+2

We have had some questions on how to decode the text so we have written a guide for anyone who owns an Android device! You can read it here: https://rnei.org/rnei-digital-guide/
We have also made our processor much brighter so you might want to read our recommendations about listening without it being too harsh on your ears here: https://rnei.org/how-to-best-receive-rnei/
And, lastly, we have written a short guide for SDR users with some tips for those new to shortwave on optimising the sound quality of RNEI here: https://rnei.org/sdr-guide/

Hopefully you manage to hear our show for April!
Wishing you all the best health during this pandemic and hoping you all stay happy,
– Roseanna

Radio Northern Europe Show #1 summary and Show #2 announcement!

Hello everybody!

We want to start this post off by thanking all of you heavily! We expected maybe 1 or 2 people would listen and send in a report and maybe they’ll also send feedback … we didn’t expect the amazing response we received! To all of you who wrote in with suggestions, nice comments and feedback, we can’t thank you enough, it brightens our day when we read them!

We’ll start with a final summary of RNEI #1 and then a very exciting announcement for RNEI #2 (hint, it involves TIAMS!)

We received over 40 emailed reception reports which was unexpected and loads of them had wonderful and encouraging comments. We had people in Japan staying up until the early hours of the morning to hear RNEI, a Canadian catching us on their receiver in Newfoundland and so many more listeners than we could have ever predicted. Thank you for all of your support!!

Map of all reception reports in shapes and colours!
We had listeners email in from Asia, North and South America, Australia and all over Europe!

The MFSK 64 was a half-success, most people got some of it which isn’t bad!
Here are some of the decodes people managed to get and send in:

A listener of ours has put together this look at our MFSK section:
http://www.rhci-online.net/radiogram/SW_Radiogram_2020-02-15.htm#RNEI

The song list for show #1 was:
Track 1: SeeB & Julie Bergan with Kiss Somebody 🇳🇴
Track 2: Anna of the North with My Love 🇳🇴
Track 3: Evelina with Hitaasti 🇫🇮
Track 4: Aron Can + Friðrik Dór with Hingað þangað 🇮🇸
Track 5: Eviør with Í tokuni 🇫🇴 (Territory of 🇩🇰 )
Track 6: Thomas Stenström with Nån Annan 🇸🇪
Track 7: Jonathan Floyd with Ække Meg 🇳🇴
Track 8: Smith & Thell with Goliath 🇸🇪
Track 9: The Prodigy with Omen 🇬🇧

Now for the exciting news!

Radio Northern Europe International has worked with This is a Music Show to make a broadcast consisting of 30 minutes of RNEI and 30 minutes of TIAMS, that’s 1 hour of great music!
We really love what TIAMS has made for us and we can’t wait to share it with you!!

Radio Northern Europe International show #2 will have music from Iceland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland this month, I really love the music we are playing and we hope to introduce you to some new music this month!
Songs 4,5 and 6 are my favourites this show!

Broadcast Times:
We have good news to those of you not in Europe and those of you nearer the transmitter, multiple times throughout the month! RNEI #2 will broadcast 5 times on 6070KHz at the following times:

Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 10-11UTC
Saturday the 7th of March 2020, 19-20UTC
Friday the 13th of March 2020, 11-12UTC
Sunday the 22nd of March 2020, 19-20UTC *UPDATE*
Sunday the 29th of March 2020, 01-02UTC (this time is very experimental!)


Digital modes:
In RNEI Show #2 the final song will have the MFSK32 embedded into it. This time: text, Emoji and some Icelandic art! (Note, an app like TIVAR shows the emoji!)
TIAMS’ contribution will contain some MFSK64 text and an MFSK64 image!
Many thanks to one of our listeners for suggesting our final MFSK song!

Audio Processing:
This show Daz has been working hard making an audio processor to try and expand the audio range of RNEI! We have decided on trying to broadcast a flat signal to combat the noise floor. This means that the highs might come across a bit too bright and the bass might feel bit lacking.
Don’t worry, a little bit of EQ on the receiver should reverse it ending up with a better frequency range than before! Most standalone radios should already apply a high frequency reduction however SDRs can omit this!

You can send your reception reports, feedback and suggestions for RNEI to [email protected]!
Wishing you good reception conditions and all the best,
-Roseanna