Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, James Leary, who shares the following news and audio clip from RTÉ:
Hi Thomas, I heard this announcement the other day about RTE 252 and thought it might be of interest for your site. I think it’s also going to shut down permanently in 2019.
Received on a Tecsun PL-390 in NW UK.
Thanks for the news and recording, James!
You’re correct: according to an article from Radio Today, RTÉ has agreed to continue its longwave 252 service until the end of June 2019.
Impressive that RTÉ’s longwave transmission equipment has been in continuous operation for over 27 years! I’m not surprised the antenna needs maintenance.