2007-11-10

SWITZERLAND RADIO TRAVEL BY MONFERINI & PAVANELLO

Second day : 01 November 2007 visit to Zurich Radio stations.Hotel Arlette is a very good Hotel, and after the computer I had time to do an FM Bandscan from the 3rd floor, unfortunatly the position of the Hotel, just 500 meters from the central Bahnhof, had lot of RF noise, however here the details:Zurich Bandscan with DEGEN 1103 filters 80+110 kHz by D.Monferini87.60 DRS1 Zurich test channel88.00 Sunshine Radio Zugerberg88.80 Sunshine Radio Wildspitz89.50 SWR 3 BW Germany relay St. Chrischona Swiss 90.40 SWR 2 BW Germany relay Witthoh Germany 90.60 DRS 1 St. Chrischona90.90 DRS 1 Rigi91.30 DRS 3 Olten 92.00 SWR 2 BW relay St Chrischona Swiss 92.40 SWR 1 BW Germany relay Witthoh Germany 93.00 Radio Tropic Zurich93.40 Radio Argovia Schartenfels93.80 SWR 3 BW Germany relay Feldberg Germany 94.00 Radio Argovia Brugg Olten 94.60 DRS 1 Uetliberg Zurich94.90 KANAL K Chesterberg Aarau 95.10 SWR 1 BW Germany relay Wannenberg Germany 95.40 DRS 2 Santis 95.80 Radio Pilatus Buergenstock 96.00 DRS 1 Olten96.30 DRS 1 Wasserfluh Aarau 96.60 DRS 2 Rigi 97.10 SWR 3 BW Germany relay Witthoh Germany 97.50 Radio LORA Zurich 97.90 SWR 2 BW Germany relay Feldberg Germany 98.30 SWR 4 BW Germany relay St Chrischona Swiss 98.50 SWR 3 BW Germany relay Wannenberg Germany98.70 DRS 2 Olten99.00 DRS 2 St Chrischona 99.90 RSR La Première Santis (French language) 100.40 Radio Zurisee St.Gallen Zuriberg 100.60 Deutschlandfunk BW Germany Relay Witthoh Germany 100.90 Radio Energy Zurich Uetliberg Zurich101.50 DRS 1 Santis101.70 Radio Basel 1 St Chrischona 102.30 RSR La Première Le Chasseral (French language) 102.50 RADIO 7 BW Germany Relay Witthoh Germany102.80 RADIO 24 Uetliberg Zurich103.00 DRS 1 Le Chasseral 103.60 DRS 3 St Chrischona 103.80 DRS 3 Rigi 104.00 SWR 4 BW Germany Relay Felderberg Germany104.20 RSR Couleur 3 Le Chasseral (French Language)104.50 Radio TOP Winterthur Zuriberg104.90 Radio Pilatus Sonnenberg 105.30 DRS 3 Le Chasseral105.60 DRS 3 Santis 105.80 DRS 3 Uetliberg Zurich 106.20 RSI RETE UNO Rigi (Italian language)106.40 DRS 1 Relay Eggberg Germany !!!!106.70 DRS 2 Uetliberg Zurich 107.30 RSI RETE UNO Le Chasseral 107.60 Radio Basilisk St Chrischona 107.80 RSI RETE UNO Santis (Italian language) However if you will have more time and the possibility to go to Uster area , just 30 Km east to Zurich on Alpen Uster where is doing Dxing Christian Bruelhart you will get great Dxing results rom distant TROPO reception in summer time http://home.arcor.de/bandscaneuropa3/scanss-z/USTER-DX.htm This bandscan is 2005 year ...so starts to be old....but it is very impressive..... many signals from Italy !!!!At around 0845 we met at the breakfast room of our Hotel Arlette a good old friend living near Zurich , Werner E. Rutsch living in the town of Gerlafingen, so I get a good quantity of old items coming from the golden age of Radio (80's till mid 90's) with "pins" "buttons" "key rings" and many US plastic cards from US radio stations..... Werner is now working and he has own family so the time for hobbies is almost nil. However we had a very warm meeting wishing to him all the best.After having paied the Hotel one night double room, 100 Euro in 2 we let the 3 baggages (one more thanks to Werner materials !!! hi!) to the reception Hotel and we started the visit to the Zurich radio stations..... needs to explain we both sent many many email messages to the radios ....but only 2 replied.... inviting us to visit them ! Radio Energy 100.90 MHz WEB : http://www.energyzueri.ch is a German station which got the license after the closure of Radio Z. located in Kreuzstrasse 26 (postfach 1258) CH-8032 Zurich. email : info@energyzueri.com (they have a strong antispam) May be we arrived too early at 0945 hours..... and we found the Italian recepcionist who told us without an appointment is no possible to visit the studios, she gives us only some Port Pass of NRJ ... no stickers...no post cards Dj...no T-shirts.... a 5 minutes visit !! hi!!!! Taxi in Zurich do not cost so much different as in Milano.... 15-30 Swiss Francs each ride.... the traffic is not so crowled almost in the morning hours....and only in the central area.... around HBF is more crowled !!! due to some street works.....So we got another Taxi to go to the opposite Zurich area, ex industrial area called Techno Park strasse, now full of modern buildings or old ones remodernated, Radio 105, Music First Network AG, Puls 5, Giessereistrasse 18, Shop 12 CH - 8005 Zurich. http://www.105.ch their great WEB !!! offer 5 differents programs on line live stream, guess who is doing so good service ?? Email: mailbox@105.ch (unfortunatly also them have a strong antispam system) All the Radio stations are operating on the Cable system !!! However they welcome visitors, no needs to get an appointments they are an Italian company same owner as the Radio 105 Network based in Milano. We got lot of items: differents stickers, port pass , post cards.By taxi (they stand in front the near Hotel Novotel ) we moved to Radio 24 (main frequency 102.80 MHz) located quite near (700 meters) their WEB: http://www.radio24.ch Studio & Redaktion Radio 24 AG Limmatstrasse 183, CH-8005 Zurich Tel.+41 - 44 448 24 24 Fax +41 - 44 448 24 90 Email : info@radio24.ch At 1115 in the Radio we found only Carmen Saluz the receptionist carmen.saluz@radio24.ch may be his email is a good way to contact them if you want to visit the studios, no possible to see the studios, may be next time ??? hi!!!! After a start a bit COLD ....hi! we break the ice...giving many stickers from Italian radios..... and we got many stickers from Radio 24 & Tele Zuri...and also a book of the Radio 24 first 10 years written by founder Roger Schawinski. In 1979 he was able to start the first signal which broken the monopoly in Swiss Radio, from Pizzo Groppera (Madesimo) in Italy with the help of Angelo Borra of Radio Milano International, erecting at 2990 meters a special array antennas directed towards north to Zurich area on FM band with power of zwei Collins-25-kW-Transmitter vom Typ 831H-2-FM a total of ERP 8 Megawatts !!!!!!!! on 101.60 MHz. They had a studio based in Cernobbio (Como lake) operating on 88.80 MHz for local area. http://members.aon.at/wabweb/radio/r24.htm http://www.jollyroger.ch/hello.html this WEB talk the exact history. Only in 1983 the private stations in Switzerland finally becomed legals .....after a long fighting with authorities...... and many popular demonstrations. So we do a real historical photo of the Radio 24 home, where is also located Tele Zuri the TV private television of Zurich http://www.telezueri.ch After this good moment we got a taxi to go to another historical radio station Radio LoRa(Lokal Radio) (main frequency 97.50 MHz) it is a community radio station with special authorisation and they started in September 1981 in Zurich and they also had lot of problems with Polizei and authorities..... WEB : http://www.radiolora.ch Radio LoRa, Militaarstrasse 85a, CH- 8004 Zurich. The offices are open from monday till friday at 10.00 - 19.00 hours. Address for letters is : Alternatives Lokalradio Zurich, Postfach 1036, CH-8026 Zurich.Email : info@lora.ch Sunday they carry an Italian program: 0800 - 1100 "Radio L´ora italiana" Trasmissione popolare con interviste, notizie, appuntamenti e canzoni su temi e argomenti della vita attuale. Una frequenza che fa la differenza!. http://www.lora.ch/programm.php details of the schedule. From the HBF rail station you may arrive here with bus 31. The door of Radio LoRa after our drinn has been opened by YL receptionist ....you may imagine the walls all covered by posters and advertising...a total free caos !!!! hi!!!! but she spoken only Swiss German..... hi !!!!! so she called a young YL doing praticant free service at Radio LoRa only from a week time !!! but speaking English, so we visited the studios and we do some photos too. We also got many stickers with the logo and we said bye bye ! This is the list of the alternative Radio Stations in Switzerland: Kanal K, Aargau; RaBe, Bern; RaSa, Schaffhausen; Radio Zones, Genève; Toxic.fm, St. Gallen; 3fach, Luzern; Radio X, Basel; The English Show, Radio X, Basel.We got another Taxi....but this time it resulted quite "idiot" we asked to go to DRS (same as RAI in Italy) in Bahnhofstrasse 88.... and he sbuffed " DRS in Bahnhofstrasse ??? in Zurich ??" arrived at the HBF rail station we got a demonstration managed in the main street by construction workers...so we remained stopped and we do a walk in the Bahnhofstrasse (which is only for pedestrians and tram trolley .... but surprise the DRS is no more at that address......they sold the big house at number 88.... So we understood the Taxi.... no DRS in that address !!!! may be it was much more useful to tell to us.... (WRTH 2007 is wrong about this !) Correct address is : Schweizer Radio DRS Studio Zurich Brunnenhofstrasse 22, CH-8057 Zurich. Tel. +41 -44 366 11 11 Fax: +41 -44 366 11 12 . ( Ok Mauno ????) Being only 1115 hours we get another taxi (luckly more clever and polite) so we crossed the "RED LIGHT" area of Zurich !!! in Kanonengasse http://map.search.ch/zuerich/limmatstr.31 to go to the address of Radio Tropic 93.00 MHz a very special radio ! We planned a meeting with Alex Dj at 1200 hours .... http://radio-tropic.ch/kontakt.html the station has live stream web ...so you may listen to good pleasant tropical caribe music sounds !!!! Yes in the whole Switzerland.....the one with Latin sounds. Here the address and other details : Radio Tropic, Limmatstrasse 31, CH-8005 Zurich. Telefon: +41- 44 440 70 70, Fax : +41- 44 440 70 71 email: info@tropic93.com So we walked to the street corner to ...let the time running till 1200 hours..... we found Hotel Montana Pub Lyon with French flag standing outdoor (it is a Best Western Hotel Montana) .... ok...we go inside and we sit at a round table treballing a lot (dancing ???) and I asked for "an expresso and a cup of Gran Marnier liquor ..." The lady camerera ...said "we don't have Grand Marnier" Can you believe a French Pub called Lyon with no Grand Marnier ? http://www.grand-marnier.com I sent an email to them !!!! Well after this bad stop .... also the express coffee a real terrific taste... we went back to Radio Tropic ..... we were naturally well received with lot of humor latino and with the good music latina playing... and we got also FREE coffee cups !!!! after few minutes arrived Alex Dj and started to talks about many topics .... Alex is doing many jobs ....and also often he goes to Brazil .... in Amazonas... he captures Manta giant spiders and also Tropical Serpents ....and he resell them to European costumers ...... here some impressive photos in WEB : http://acapixus.dk/galleri/thumbs/spiders01.htm We also got some very interesting information about the free radio stations in Zurich.... Radio 24 has been in the same building now utilized by Radio Tropic, from 1982 till 1990 !!! and in 1990 Radio Tropic has started the broadcast !!! so Limmatstrasse 31 may be considered a museum for the independent radio stations of Switzerland !!here some of the programs of Radio Tropic :09:00 - 15:00 Multicolor (DJW until 12:00)15:00 - 17:00 Tropichanga Africa (Cevérin)17:00 - 20:00 Tropicdrive20:00 - 22:00 Musiclinic Zoukmania (Céverin)22:00 - 23:00 Fado23:00 - 24:00 Blues on Tropic Neu!The station has good real audio link in their web ... so you may easily listen to them !Mr. Céverin and his wife offered to us old and new stickers ! and also a special souvenir for Roberto T-shirt collection an XXL Tropic T-Shirt .... the last one !!!!May be some ...clouds will soon come in the Radio Tropic life, cause the station may be forced to go on Cable, cause soon it will be on 93.00 MHz another station called Radio Eins Zurich http://www.radioeins.ch which at present is only on cable !!!!Radio Tropic sendet heute auf der UKW-Frequenz 93.0O MHz und ist zudem über viele Kabelnetze in- und ausserhalb der Region Zürich sowie über Internet empfangbar.Email : info@radio1.ch Last detail: both Radio Tropic and Radio Eins are owned by Roger Schawinski !!!!!!!!! We wished all the best luck to Alex Dj and we went to see the last Radio in Zurich the elephant organisation DRS Idee suisse located in a big building in the periferic area of Zurich.Schweizer Radio DRS Studio ZurichBrunnenhofstrasse 22, CH-8057 Zurich. Tel. +41 -44 366 11 11Fax: +41 -44 366 11 12 . Tram troilers 11 & 32.http://tel.search.ch/zuerich/brunnenhofstrasse-22/schweizer-radio-drs http://www.drs.ch/ for more details on the differents programs.However the tentative to find some gadgets of DRS Radio stations did not got results.... just some depliants.......and AUFFIEDERSEN!Back to Hotel Arlette, at 1430 hours.... Roberto had time to do internet for 20 minutes .... 6 Sw.Frs..... same price as two hours...hi !Our train Express Intercity to Bern from HBF started at 1600 hours no problem to get the tickects.... the troiller for baggages cost 2 Sw. Frs in the whole Switzerland. Not so many passangers on train. So in perfect time at 1705 hours we arrived at Bern HBF.The Hotel Ador is just 300 meters from the Bern HBF but we had many baggages so we utilized a Taxi.... very kind driver, explaining the Hotel is near the HBF.... but no problem to take us to the destination.Hotel Ador, Laupenstrasse 15, CH-3001 Bern, Phone +41 31 388 01 1; Fax +41 31 388 01 10 Email : info@hotelador.ch We got 5th floor room and after some relax we had the lunch at the level street Restaurant "Gustave". I took pasta Tortellini alla panna & Penne alla Arrabbiata ( 2 Pasta plates) and Roberto took Penne alla Arrabbiata & Grilled Meat with potatoes frits. Total cost for Hotel and dinner just 300 Sw.Frcs. about 180 € (120 € the double room & 60 € the dinner for two) Guess is quite good price ....compared to a Milano XXX stars Hotel...A modern Television with 50 channels cable TV in our room... but with a very complicated box control with 231 buttons .... hi!!!Unfortunatly the Internet PC (free use)down stairs was without chair and you need to use it....stand up .....not for me ....after a giant "buuuurrrpppp" dinner..........hi !!!!!!!!!Next in the story will be the visit to the Bern radio stations.....Guten nacht !!!!Dario & Roberto
Our good friend Horacio Nigro sent a message related to SUIZA*************************************************"Dario & RobertoAhora que están en Zurich, les voy a reproducir una nota sobre la radio en Suiza en los años veinte que se publicó en la argentina "Revista Telegráfica" de Abril de 1924, y firmada por un corresponsal:---comienzo de la cita---SUIZAEn este hermoso país recién comienza la radio manía y ya se han fundado algunos Clubes que agrupan más o menos a 300 aficionados. Existen dos estaciones broadcastings, una en Ginebra y la otra en Lausana. Ambas con un poder superior a 500 watts pero de resultados menos que mediocres: raramente se escucha bien a una distancia de 150 kilómetros!Hace poco se ha formado un Comité de radio con el propósito de instalar una estación de 2,5 kilowatts en Zurich. Esta potencia es excesiva para cubrir la Suiza Central, pero el Comité escuchó las buenas razones de los que le aconsejaron bien, y parece que se decidieron por un trasmisor Western de 50 watts. Según tengo entendido, la estación ya está instalada en una altura de 450 metros. A 180 kilómetros se encuentran las montañas más altas de 3500 metros que es el punto hasta el cual se quiere hacer llegar las audiciones, lo que me parece una empresa fácil si se tiene en cuenta los alcances obtenidos en Buenos Aires con transmisores similares.Las broadcastings francesas no me agradan, a pesar de su potencia no son ni fuertes ni claras. La de Eiffel no transmite bien y trabaja con 5 kW. Veremos como resultará la Radiola con su nueva estación de 15 kW y 180 metros de onda.En toda Suiza no se consiguen lámparas 200, ni 201, sólo se disponde la 202; tampoco se ve en ningun catálogo transformadores norteamericanos de radio y audiofrecuencia. El audión de dos grillas es bastanteusado aquí; muchos amateurs que lo usan me aseguran que da inmejorables resultados. Lucerna, febrero 1924 E.W.---fin de la cita-- Thanks Horacio !!!!
http://www.angelfire.com/retro/cx8cc/museo.htm I wake up around 0700 hours, so I had time to do a local FM band scan in Bern ..... but again too much near the HBF area with the usual strong RF noise......this naturally is a problem everywhere. However this is what I have heard with DEGEN 1103 with filters 80 + 110 kHz.FM Band scan Bern 2 November 2007 City center by Dario Monferini87.60 Radio Pilatus Rigi Schuepfenheim88.20 DRS 1 Bern Bantiger 88.60 RSR Couleur 3 Gibloux French program89.40 Radio Fribourg Gibloux French program89.70 DRS 1 Solothurn Nesselboden90.20 Radio Fribourg Bas Vully Sugiez French program90.60 RSR Couleur 3 Mont-Pèlerin French program90.80 DRS 1 Bern-Freiburg Schangnau - Fuerstein 91.00 RSR La Première Sorens - Gibloux French program91.50 DRS 1 Bern-Freiburg Boenigen - Unders Ried91.80 DRS 3 Eggiwil - Hinterer Girsgrat 92.20 Radio 32 Solothurn - Oberdorf - Nesselboden92.40 Radio Berner Oberland Erlenbach - Moos 92.50 RSR 2 Sorens - Gibloux French program92.90 Radio Fribourg Granges-Paccot/Petit Torry French93.20 DRS 2 Bern - Bantiger93.60 DRS 1 Bern-Freiburg Wallis Beatenberg/Niederhorn 94.00 DRS 1 Bern-Freiburg Wallis Jaun/Rueggli94.10 DRS 2 Gadmen-Hopflauenen/Hopflauiwald94.40 DRS 1 Ruetschelen Dornegg94.70 RSR La Première Premier/Buclards French program 94.80 RSR Espace 2 Loveresse/Moron Chez Joseph French 94.90 Radio Berner Oberland Hofstetten (Brienz)/Breiten 95.10 RSR La Première Bern - Bantiger French program95.60 Radio RaBe Bern - Bantiger96.00 DRS 1 Bienne96.50 DRS 3 Eriz - Losenegg 96.60 DRS 2 Rigi - Kulm 97.00 DRS 2 Fribourg - Lorette 97.20 DRS 2 Beatenberg - Niederhorn97.40 UNID relay BBC ???? BBC in English Nods Chasseral ??97.50 DRS 2 Eggiwil - Hinterer Girsgrat 97.70 Radio Capital Bern - Bantiger 97.90 SWR 2 Germany ???? Feldberg - Schwarzwald Germany ??98.00 DRS 2 Oberdorf 98.20 RTN Chateaux d'Oex French program98.70 DRS 2 Guggisberg - Schwendelberg 98.90 Radio Fribourg Fribourg Grand Places French program99.30 DRS 3 Bern - Bantiger 99.50 RETE 3 Radio Svizzera Relay Nods Chasseral ?? Italian program 99.70 DRS 2 Biel-Magglingen/Evilard Hohmatt La Comptesse 99.90 RSR La Première Santis French program 100.30 RSR 2 Espace 2 Nods Chasseral French program100.60 Radio Fréquence Jura Chaux-de-Fonds - Loge100.80 RSR 2 Espace 2 Premiers Buclards French program101.10 France Info Gex - Montrond France 20 kW101.50 DRS 1 Santis101.70 Radio BE 1 Bern - Bantiger 102.00 RSR La Première Bienne French program102.30 RSR La Première Nods Chasseral French program102.70 RSR 2 Espace 2 Bienne French program103.00 DRS 1 Nods Chasseral 103.80 DRS 3 Arth Righi Kulm 104.20 RSR Coulour 3 Nods Chasseral French program 104.70 RSR Coulour 3 Premier Buclards French program105.30 DRS 3 Nods Chasseral 105.60 RSR Coulour 3 La Dôle French program105.80 DRS 3 Niederhorn106.20 RSI RETE 1 Righi Italian program 106.90 Radio BE1 Schoenbuehl107.30 RSI RETE 1 Nods Chasseral Italian programIndeed there are some "strange" receptions.... which needs to be verified .... 97.40 UNID relay BBC ???? I heard BBC News relay !97.90 SWR 2 Germany ???? nothing listed in Bern area in German99.50 RETE 3 Radio Svizzera I know RETE 3 is not relay outside the Ticino Canton .....but I haerd " RETE TRE RADIO SVIZZERA".101.10 France Info Tx Gex - Montrond this is the only TX from France heard in Bern city center.....Super power TXs of Righi & Santis arrives also in Bern cause in the area there are many free channels.Thanks to Carl Andreas Stumpf living in Fribourg for his list FM dated october 2006 useful to have an idea about what may arrive in the Bernese area http://www.playdx.com/fm/friburgo.htm At 0945 after a good breakfast we started our visit to the Bern radios a real sunny and not so much cold day helped us in our visit !!!First to be seen Radio BE1 located in Optingenstrasse 56, (Postfach 7624), CH-3001 Bern. kontakt@radiobe1.ch Tel:+41 31 340 50 50 Fax: +41 31 340 50 55 http://www.radiobe1.ch The WEB starts with an unusual Comedy show with some Dj !! We had an appointment at 10 hours with Mrs Florence Boinay Public Relations Office, here you see his WEB http://www.radiobe1.ch/html/index.php?id=110 Email : fboinay@radiobe1.ch The Verlag Group NZZ WEB : http://verlag.nzz.ch/ger has too much radio & televisions, so they want to find a new owner for Radio BE1, but after 3 monthes still not one found, Radio BE 1 is in very good economical conditions, so it is indeed a quite unusual situation.........and the staff naturally is quite anxious to know his future. The very kind Florence shown to us the studios, very modern and we do some good photos and we got MANY stickers, beautiful postcards, and fridge magnets, mini stickers ...... A very good start indeed ! The frequencies: 96,30 MHz for Emmental 101,70 MHz Main frequency and 106.60 MHz more details in http://www.radiobe1.ch/html/index.php?id=158

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