On 162 KHZ there is a dead carrier - formerly France info. Now just carrying timing data. Only the French would run a high power TX just to do this Why not just leave the programme feed on as well to make use of it as it costs no more until such times as the timing data is no longer needed? The carrier is not as strong as it was so they have tuned down to power a but since the programme was turned off over a year ago.
On 183 a fairly strong Europe 1 can be heard in French.
On 198 we have of course BBC radio 4. The signal is not a strong as it used to be so it looks like they've turned it down a little in the past few months. It's still by far the strongest signal on Longwave though and is still massive.
On 216 there is a very weak French station RMC Info.
On 234 there is a fairly weak RTL - only a bit stronger than 216.
On 252 if the radio is tuned one way there is a very weak RTE Radio 1 , if the radio is turned half a turn there is a weak Radio Alerienne. As soon as it starts to get dark the Algerian station comes booming in and completely flattens the channel.
That's it as far as reception by day is concerned.
Much has been said about the possibilities for low power hobby experiments in the medium wave band in other threads but nothing about Longwave as yes. So maybe to inspire interest, there are several videos on Youtube by this chap you makes simple homebrew AM micro AM transmitters. This one is for Longwave and looks pretty simple and should cover most of your house. Here's the link to the video
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