Friday, March 24, 2017

RFA A17

Radio Free Asia A17
Broadcast Frequency Schedule
26 March through 28 October 2017

Burmese
0030-0130 UTC 12115 15700 17785
1230-1330 UTC 7530 11805 13820
1330-1400 UTC 7530 11805 12140
1400-1430 UTC 7530 11805

Cantonese
1400-1500 FNP

Khmer
1230-1330 UTC 12140
2230-2330 UTC 13740

Korean
1500-1700 UTC 1188 5830 7455 11850
1700-1800 UTC 1188 9975 11985
1800-1900 UTC 1188 9975 11830
2100-2200 UTC 7460 9700 11945

Lao
0000-0100 UTC 15690
1100-1200 UTC 15195

Mandarin
0300-0400 UTC 13790 15665 17520 17665
0400-0500 UTC 13790 15615 17520 21505
0500-0600 UTC 13790 15615 17520 21690
0600-0700 UTC 13790 15615 17520 17810
1500-1600 UTC 9455 13675 15430
1600-1700 UTC 9910 11610 13570 13675
1700-1800 UTC 9355 9965
1800-1900 UTC 9355 9965 11560
1900-2000 UTC 1098 9355 9745
2000-2100 UTC 1098 6080 9355 9745
2100-2200 UTC 1098 7435 9685
2300-2400 UTC 9535 11785 15570

Tibetan
0100-0200 UTC 9370 9680 11705 17730 + 1 FNP
0200-0300 UTC 9370 11705 11745 17730 + 1 FNP
0600-0700 UTC 15720 21540 21690 + 1 FNP
1000-1100 UTC 13800 15330 + 1 FNP
1100-1200 UTC 7470 13830 15265 + 1 FNP
1200-1300 UTC 7470 11540 13830 15265 + 1 FNP
1300-1400 UTC 7470 11540 13830 15275 + 1 FNP
1500-1600 UTC 9355 11870 + 1 FNP
2200-2300 UTC 7505 9370 + 1 FNP
2300-2400 UTC 6075 9555 9875

Uyghur
0100-0200 UTC 9350 9780 11640 11945 15580
1600-1700 UTC 9355 9555 15720 17890

Vietnamese
1400-1430 UTC 1503 9950 11850
1430-1500 UTC 9950 11850

Notes:
All times and dates are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Frequencies are in kiloHertz (kHz). 1 MegaHertz (MHz) is equal to 1000 kHz. Conversion to meter bands: Meters=300000/frequency in kHz. e.g.: 17705 kHz --> 16.9 meters

FNP = Frequency Not Promoted

Reception reports accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:

Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW,
Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Serive Hindi transmission back on air

Sri Lanka broadcastng service's hindi transmission was noted back on air wef 21st March' 2017.

Tentative schedule due to maintainance :

21st March to 25th March 2017 - 0645 - 0800 IST (0115 - 0230 UTC) on 11905 kHz
26th March to 15th April 2017 - 0730 - 0800 IST (0200 - 0230 UTC) on 11905 kHz
After 15th April 2017 back at 0645 - 0800 IST (0115 - 0230 UTC) on 11905 kHz

There's no change in internet broadcast.

Impact is at the core of Voice of America's past, present and future

by Jeff Trimble, IBB Deputy Director

Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett stole the show mid-way through the March 16 meeting of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) on Capitol Hill. Bennett, who was on a panel to discuss "The Past, Present, and Future of Voice of America" .

More at :



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Speaking of Radio…

By Paul Thurst, on March 14th, 2017

I was talking to a friend from Russia about history, my job and various other things that are going on in my life. I received this reply, which I thought was interesting on a number of levels:

I find that perspective interesting.  We take for granted our ability to listen to information and listen to different points of view, even those we don't agree with.  There are still trouble spots in the world and some people are not as fortunate.  It is very easy to block internet traffic and there are several countries that currently block access to some or all of the internet, for the safety of their citizens, no doubt.  Ideas are dangerous.

Read more at :




BBC World Service rolls out new Spring schedule

The new schedule will bring our global audience a richer mix of programmes and digital content to keep them up to speed with the key stories of the day and satisfy their interest in a broad array of topics.Mary Hockaday, Controller, BBC World Service English

BBC World Service's new Spring schedule rolls out from the end of March, continuing to reflect the funding boost received last year with strengthened original journalism, a fresh approach to arts programming and the launch of a new season of programmes exploring a varied collection of human stories.

New culture series In the Studio will give unique access to the world's leading creative people in the process of making their art and work a reality. BBC OS will bring together Outside Source and World Have Your Say into a new extended two-hour programme, and The Newsroom will increase its coverage of key stories, with up to six broadcasts a day.

Launching in April is Life Stories - a new season exploring fascinating stories about who we are and how we live. BBC World Service is also rolling out a new product launch with BBC Minute On… - additional 60-second programmes which will explore a single subject in greater detail and be available to partner stations around the world.

Mary Hockaday, Controller of BBC World Service English, says: "This spring we'll be rolling out an enriched schedule with strengthened news programmes, a brand new culture series shedding light on how the world's leading creative people work, think and develop, and a new season of programmes delving into a diverse range of intriguing human stories. Making the most of the funding boost we received last year, the new schedule will bring our global audience a richer mix of programmes and digital content to keep them up to speed with the key stories of the day and satisfy their interest in a broad array of topics."

In the Studio will take listeners into the working lives of leading and emerging artists from across the globe. Each week the series will follow painters, designers, musicians, dancers, directors and creatives of all types as they make their work. The series launches with Chinese artist, activist and architect Ai Weiwei, who will take Tim Marlow (Artistic Director of the Royal Academy) on a tour of his Berlin studio, revealing Ai Weiwei's creative process and the details that continue to inspire and drive his work. Subsequent episodes will go on set with rock-star cinematographer Christopher Doyle as he directs a movie in Hong Kong; and meet Brazilian visual artist Vik Muniz, who creates images photographed from helicopters and microscopes. The series will continue throughout the year, spending time with actors, game designers, artistic directors and many more.

BBC OS will bring together the best of Outside Source and World Have Your Say, building on both programmes' strengths and including new elements that give a vibrant account of the day's events with explanation and reaction from those involved. Showcasing the best of the BBC's global resources, the two hour programme will be broadcast every weekday at the new time of 1500-1700 GMT, opening it up to peak audiences in Europe, Africa and America. Nuala McGovern, who has presented Outside Source since 2015, will anchor the programme across the two hours from the middle of the BBC newsroom in London.

The Newsroom - From 1 May, The Newsroom - where the BBC's worldwide network of correspondents report on the stories of the day - will enhance its coverage with up to six editions across the day, seven days a week. The Newsroom will be able to adapt rapidly to breaking stories and events whenever they happen.

Life Stories - April will see the launch of Life Stories – a new season of content across BBC World Service, BBC World News and digital platforms exploring a diverse range of stories - from celebrating the birthday of one of the oldest women in Africa to uncovering differing attitudes to death, companionship and rites of passage around the world. Celebrating Life at 117 (TV and radio) follows a trainee journalist as she travels to Kenya to celebrate the 117th birthday of her great grandmother who is thought to be the oldest woman in Africa.  #GrannyWisdom will see some of the world's top social media stars find out what their grandmothers think about their online lives and the issues they deal with in the digital world; this content will be shared online and on BBC World Service radio. Living With The Dead (TV and radio) will look at an Indonesian community who live with the bodies of their loved ones, while Dying To Talk (radio) will visit the Death Cafes popping up worldwide encouraging people to talk about grief and fear of death. A Stranger's Ear (radio) will head to Japan where a man has set up a network of temporary friends – people who lend a sympathetic ear to a stranger in need. Four Days (TV and radio) will look at the impact of the practice in Nepal of confining women away from the family during their period. Last year a 15 year-old girl died, suffocated by a fire she lit in the hut where she was staying during menstruation. The season will also see BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection join forces to host a series of events and broadcasts exploring humankind's relationship with animals in The Evidence: Humans And Animals (radio). Over five programmes, presenters Claudia Hammond and Tim Cockerill will be joined by a panel of experts in front of a live audience to discuss topics including human and animal interaction, intelligence and consciousness.

BBC Minute On... - BBC World Service is also launching new BBC Minute products with BBC Minute On… - new 60 second features that will focus on a single subject. From 3 April, in addition to the existing BBC Minute which provides a dynamic roundup of the latest news updated every half hour, there will now also be two additional BBC Minute products each day which elaborate on the key talking point of the day or explore a topic - from tech and money to fitness and science - in more detail. BBC Minute is aimed at younger audiences around the world, and is available to partner stations who broadcast them on their own stations, bringing the BBC's impartial journalism to new listeners across the globe.

(Press Release)

HCJB Radio marks 85th anniversary with a new book

If an anniversary ceremony for Radio Station HCJB in Ecuador failed to squeeze the story into a capsule, it wasn't for lack of trying. The Ecuador radio station's rich history was told on Dec. 1 in Quito with the event's emcees recounting the background of the media outlet, telling about its dedicated staff and explaining the influence of the station's impact on society.

A book titled HCJB 85 Años Pasión por el Servicio (HCJB 85 Years Passion for Service) was also released on the ocassion.

Full story and pictures at :

Digital Radio Mondiale to hold this year’s General Assembly in Switzerland

Under the banner "Digital Radio Mondiale Delivers", the 2017 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of May near Zurich, Switzerland being hosted by Ampegon AG.

As usual, the two-day event will start with the exclusive General Assembly meeting for members only on Wednesday, May 10th in the morning. At lunchtime the Consortium will open its doors widely to all those interested in DRM and digital radio. The Open DRM event will run through until lunchtime on Wednesday 11th. Special VIP guests have been invited to attend the Open sessions of the GA where they will have an opportunity to review and receive updates from country representatives and specialists on an outstanding year of progress for DRM.

For Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, this is a moment to take stock "and review the excellent progress made by DRM in India and other key countries like Pakistan, South Africa, Indonesia and many more as well as the interest shown in some African countries, Brazil, Russia and other countries in Asia-Pacific. The fact that there are already ingenious standalone and car receivers featuring DRM gives confidence in DRM and the ultimate success of digital radio all over the world."

(Press Release)

REE A17

Radio Exterior de Espana A17
Effective from 26 March to 28 October, 2017

1800 - 2200 UTC ( From Monday to Friday)

- 15390 kHz to Africa and South Atlantic
- 17715 kHz to South America
- 17855 kHz to North America
- 15520 kHz to Middle East & India

1400-1800 UTC (Saturdays and Sundays)

- 21620 kHz to Africa and South Atlantic
- 17715 kHz to South America
- 17855 kHz to North America
- 15520 kHz to Middle East, India

1800-2200 UTC (Saturdays and Sundays)

- 15390 kHz to Africa and South Atlantic

KNLS A17

KNLS A17
Starting March 26 - October 29, 2017

KNLS - Transmitter 1
UTC TIME FREQUENCY LANGUAGE
   
0800-0900 11870 ENGLISH
0900-1000 11870 RUSSIAN
1000-1100 9690 ENGLISH
1100-1200 11870 RUSSIAN
1200-1300 11870 ENGLISH
1300-1400 9655 CHINESE
1400-1500 11765 ENGLISH
1500-1600 9655 RUSSIAN
1600-1700 9655 RUSSIAN
1700-1800 9655 RUSSIAN

KNLS - Transmitter 2
UTC TIME FREQUENCY LANGUAGE
   
0800-0900 11885 CHINESE
0900-1000 11885 CHINESE
1000-1100 9655 CHINESE
1100-1200 9655 CHINESE
1200-1300 7355 ENGLISH
1300-1400 9920 CHINESE
1400-1500 7355 CHINESE
1500-1600 9920 CHINESE
1600-1700 9920 CHINESE
1700-1800 9920 CHINESE

DW A17

Deutsche Welle A17
Valid from 26th March to 28th Oct'2017

Language Time/UTC Frequency Txer Site Target Area 
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AMHARIC 1600-1700 13850 kHz DHABAYYA    Ethiopia 
AMHARIC 1600-1700 15275 kHz TRINCOMALEE Ethiopia 
DARI    1330-1400 13725 kHz DHABAYYA    Afghanistan 
DARI    1330-1400 15430 kHz TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan 
ENGLISH 1600-1700 09670 kHz MEYERTON    Africa (east) 
ENGLISH 1600-1700 15290 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa (east) 
ENGLISH 1600-1700 15315 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa (west) 
ENGLISH 1600-1700 17800 kHz DHABAYYA    Africa (east) 
ENGLISH 1600-1700 21780 kHz ASCENSION   Africa daily 
FRENCH  1700-1800 11610 kHz MEYERTON    Africa daily 
FRENCH  1700-1800 13750 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa daily 
FRENCH  1700-1800 15275 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa daily 
HAUSA   0630-0700 09830 kHz SAO TOME    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   0630-0700 13810 kHz NAUEN       Africa (west) 
HAUSA   0630-0700 15200 kHz MEYERTON    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1300-1400 09830 kHz SAO TOME    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1300-1400 17800 kHz ASCENSION   Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1300-1400 21780 kHz DHABAYYA    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1800-1900 09830 kHz SAO TOME    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1800-1900 13810 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa (west) 
HAUSA   1800-1900 15200 kHz ISSOUDUN    Africa (west) 
PASHTO  1400-1430 13725 kHz DHABAYYA    Afghanistan 
PASHTO  1400-1430 15430 kHz TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan 
SWAHILI 0300-0400 06045 kHz MEYERTON    Africa (east) 
SWAHILI 0300-0400 09800 kHz NAUEN       Africa (east) 
SWAHILI 1000-1100 15275 kHz MADAGASCAR  Africa (east) 
SWAHILI 1000-1100 17710 kHz MEYERTON    Africa (east) 
SWAHILI 1500-1559 15275 kHz TRINCOMALEE Africa (east) 
SWAHILI 1500-1600 17710 kHz DHABAYYA    Africa (east) 

Football Special :

HAUSA 1325-1530 15195 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 01.04.17 - 20.05.17
HAUSA 1325-1530 15355 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 01.04.17 - 20.05.17

(Alokesh Gupta)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TWR INDIA A17

TWR INDIA A17

LOC FREQ START/STOP CIRAF PWR AZI SLEW ANT    DAYS  LANGUAGE 
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GRI 9900  0045 0115 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5  23456  HINDI
GRI 9900  0115 0130 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5   3     HINDI
GRI 9900  0115 0130 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5    4    DZONKHA
GRI 9900  0115 0130 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5  2      NEPALI
GRI 9900  0115 0130 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5     56  TIBETAN
TAC 12160 1345 1400 41 100 131 10 2 / 4 / 0.5 1 34567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1345 1400 41 100 131 10 2 / 4 / 0.5  2      AWADI
TAC 12160 1400 1430 41 100 131 10 2 / 4 / 0.5  23456  BHOJPURI
TAC 12160 1400 1430 41 100 131 10 2 / 4 / 0.5 1       PUNJABI
TAC 12160 1400 1430 41 100 131 10 2 / 4 / 0.5       7  HINDI
GRI 12160 1430 1445 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5  23456  HINDI
GRI 12160 1445 1545 41 300 98  0  2 / 4 / 0.5  23456  PUNJABI
ERV 12055 1245 1300 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       SANTHALI
ERV 12055 1245 1300 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1         7 KUI
ERV 12055 1245 1315 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1    23456  MAITHILI
ERV 12055 1300 1315 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       MAITHILI
ERV 12055 1300 1315 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1         7 HO
ERV 12055 1315 1330 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   123     MARWARI
ERV 12055 1315 1330 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1      4    MEWARI
ERV 12055 1315 1330 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1       56  MAGHAI
ERV 12055 1315 1330 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1         7 BENGALI
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       BRAJ BHASHA
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1    2      KHARIA
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1     3     KASHMIRI
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1      4    SADRI
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1       5   BONDO
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1        6  HARYANVI
ERV 12055 1330 1345 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1         7 BUNDELI
ERV 12055 1345 1400 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1   567 KURUKH
ERV 12055 1345 1400 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1    23     MUNDARI
ERV 12055 1345 1400 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1      4    VASAVI
ERV 12055 1400 1415 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       CHODRI
ERV 12055 1400 1415 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1    23     BHILI
ERV 12055 1400 1415 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1      45   VASAVI
ERV 12055 1400 1415 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1        67 MOUCHI
ERV 12055 1415 1430 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       GAMIT
ERV 12055 1415 1445 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1         7 GAMIT
ERV 12055 1430 1445 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1   1       DHODIA
ERV 12055 1415 1445 41 300 100 0  8 / 8 / 1    23456  SINDHI

Recetion reports to : info@twr.asia


Sunday, March 19, 2017

RNZI A17

Radio New Zealand International A17

26 Mar 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

UTC          kHZ TARGET DAYS

0459 - 0658 11725 AM  Pacific Daily
0659 - 1058 7425  AM  Pacific Daily
1059 - 1258 7425  AM  NW Pacific, PNG Daily
1259 - 1758 5995  AM  Pacific Sat
1259 - 1650 5995  AM  Pacific Sun - Fri
1651 - 1745 5975  DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
1746 - 1835 7285  DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
1836 - 1950 9760  DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
1859 - 1958 9700  AM  Pacific Sat
1951 - 2050 11690 DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
1959 - 2058 11725 AM  Pacific Sat
2051 - 2258 13840 AM  Pacific Daily
2259 - 0458 15720 AM  Pacific Daily

Submit reception reports at : http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/qsl/new

MWV A17

MADAGASCAR WORLD VOICE A17
Effective from 26th March to 29th Oct'2017

UTC  FREQUENCY TARGET AREA LANGUAGE
-----------------------------------
0200 0300 9600  INDIA       ENGLISH
0200 0300 6070  S.AMERICA   SPANISH
0300 0400 6170  N.S.AMERICA SPANISH
0300 0400 15515 INDIA       ENGLISH
0400 0500 11825 AFRICA      A.ENGLISH
0400 0500 17530 S.CHINA     CHINESE
1800 1900 9570  W.RUSSIA    RUSSIAN
1800 1900 17640 AFRICA      A.ENGLISH
1900 2000 9820  W.RUSSIA    RUSSIAN
1900 2000 11945 IRAN        ARABIC
2000 2100 13710 IRAN        ARABIC
2000 2100 17640 AFRICA      A.ENGLISH
2100 2200 11610 EUROPE      CHINESE
2200 2300 9490  S.CHINA     CHINESE
2200 2300 11790 N.AFRICA/EGYPT ARABIC

Shutting down shortwave radio services hurts oppressed nations

Most radio signals are easily heard over the Internet and on smartphone apps. There seems little reason to continue broadcasting via shortwave. But shortwave signals aren't for the country from which they broadcast.

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Lower transmission costs and more receivers: Digital Radio Mondiale at #DBS2017

During the DRM session at this week's Digital Broadcasting Symposium, DRM Chair Ruxandra Obreja explained that Digital Radio Mondiale can use existing transmission infrastructure and can broadcast on all broadcast bands, Shortwave, AM and FM.

Read the full story at :