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Radio Emma Toc World Service updated schedule for May 2020

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jim Salmon–with Radio Emma Toc World Service–who shares the following updated shortwave radio schedule for May 2020:

Jim notes:

Happy listening! If you are outside the transmitter coverage areas, why not listen via the broadcasters’ online services. Website details for the above stations are listed on our own website here – www.emmatoc.org/worldserviceschedule

If you don’t have access to receivers & aerials you can try using an online SDR receiver – ve3sun.com/KiwiSDR – experience the enjoyment of tuning around shortwave from worldwide locations online – it’s almost real!

We are happy to issue eQSLs for reception reports sent to – emmatoc1922@gmail.com – & will gladly include for online reports. If using an online SDR, please give us the SDR location.

Finally if any stations wish to relay our programme a download link is available on our website. Please advise us of times & dates for our schedule.

Thank you!

Jim Salmon – Radio Emma Toc

Many thanks for the update, Jim! Brilliant job making the Radio Emma Toc WS broadcasts widely available!

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Radio Emma Toc World Service to start monthly shortwave broadcasts

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jim Salmon, who writes:

With some extra time on my hands at the moment I’ve been able to forward one of my projects & start producing a monthly programme – ‘Radio Emma Toc World Service’. This is tied in with my website – www.emmatoc.com – & is to raise awareness of the UK’s first licenced radio service in 1922 – 2MT – & also to celebrate our hobby of radio listening & transmitting today!

I am pleased to say I have relays coming up on WRMI & Unique Radio Australia, & am looking at further relays in Europe. I will let you know times & frequencies when finalised. In the meantime, the first programme can be heard on the website – just click on the World Service link. Also – if any stations wish to relay this programme I am happy for this – just get in touch with me via the website.

Excellent news, Jim! Readers, check out Radio Emma Toc online and read all about the project and history of 2MT. For your convenience, I’ve embedded the first broadcast below, but also check out the Emma Toc World Service page for more information and links!

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95 Years: A celebration of radio station 2MT

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jim Salmon, who shares the following press release:

95 years ago on Tuesday 14th February 1922, a small group of young, gifted, charismatic – & perhaps slightly irreverent – Marconi employees turned on a medium wave transmitter in a ‘long low hut’ in a waterlogged field in Writtle, Chelmsford, & began a year long experiment which is now regarded as the birth of broadcasting in the UK. Led by the irrepressible Captain Peter Pendleton Eckersley, the 2MT team broadcast regularly every Tuesday evening, & what started as a request for a station for ‘calibration purposes’ for the fast growing number of radio hams, transformed into an entertainment programme like none before.

A small group of us are celebrating the upcoming 95th anniversary of 2MT – ‘Two Emma Toc’ – with a combination of amateur radio transmissions & an internet radio service. On the 12th & 14th February, members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be operating a special event amateur station using the callsign GB95 2MT, & these transmissions will emanate from the very same ‘long low hut’ now preserved at Sandford Mill Museum in Chelmsford, UK.

On the 12th, 13th & 14th February, radio enthusiast Jim Salmon will be running an internet radio service ‘Radio Emma Toc’ with radio related documentaries, vintage comedies, & 5 hours of live programming each day including a visit to the long low hut. We are not attempting to re-create 2MT, more a case of having fun, paying tribute & looking ahead to greater celebrations for the centenary in 2022.

We invite radio hams to join us on the bands & listeners to join us on ‘wired wireless’ (Peter Eckersley’s futuristic 1930’s phrase for what we now call the internet) to remember 2MT & pay tribute by having fun on the radio. Email us at Radio Emma Toc with your radio memories during our live programming & we will say hello to you !

For details of Radio Emma Toc including how to listen & our 3 day schedule – www.emmatoc.com

Email us – emmatoc1922@gmail.com

For details of Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society – www.g0mwt.org.uk

Jim Salmon 2E0RMI / Chelmsford Calling Network

Thank you for sharing, Jim–I’ll certainly make time to listen!

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