Video: 1954 Inauguration of REE/RNE Shortwave Radio Transmitters

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ulis Fleming (K3LU), who shares the following video via Twitter and notes:

Spain: Must see newsreel video of the 1954 inauguration of REE/RNE shortwave radio transmitters:

Click here to watch video at the RTVE archives.

Many thanks for sharing this excellent bit of radio history, Ulis. I was just telling a friend that Radio Exterior de España still has one of the biggest signals out of Europe into North America these days on 9690 kHz.

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3 thoughts on “Video: 1954 Inauguration of REE/RNE Shortwave Radio Transmitters

  1. Bob LaRose W6ACU

    When I first started DXing in 1959 RNE had a strong signal in.ECNA with their nightly English programs on the odd frequency of 9366 KHz. It must have had some historical significance. If I remember correctly also started with La Malaguenia as a lead-in.

  2. Des Walsh

    Not a comment about REE/RNE shortwave but RNE5 Logrono listed as being on LONG WAVE ! Was is ever transmitting on Long Wave (207kHz ?? ). Mentioned in Wikipedia info about Logrono town . Was Spain ever on Longwave , other than perhaps experimental/unauthorised Txs in the early days of Radio ?
    Des Walsh


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