Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Russian Buzzer disappears

The IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Russian buzzer on 6998.0 kHz has disappeared. For a long time the system has interfered with the lower edge of the amateur radio 7 MHz band

The Russian F1B transmission on 7193 kHz believed to be from Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg) has ended its transmissions.

The IARUMS thanks the German BNetzA Konstanz for submitting the complaints and also thanks the Russian Military.




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 in Baden near Zurich, Switzerland being hosted by Ampegon.

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 include updates from all the key DRM countries and will run through until lunchtime on Thursday 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.

"As a founding member of DRM, Ampegon is delighted to once again host this event. We support and enhance the DRM standard which is fully integrated in our broadcast transmitters.", says CEO Josef Troxler.

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)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Radio DARC to Cover IARU Region 1 General Conference on Shortwave this Fall

Radio DARC — the shortwave broadcast program of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club in Germany (DARC) — has announced plans to broadcast six programs during the 24th International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Conference, September 16-22 in Landshut, Germany. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Rainer Englert, DF2NU, of Radio DARC said the broadcasts from the conference, in English, will keep the IARU Region 1 ham radio audience up to date with news and background reports.

"Although targeted to IARU Region 1, the transmissions are likely to be heard in North America, too, as 2,000 kW EIRP from a log periodic antenna will be used for the Western European beam in the 31-meter broadcast band," Englert said.

Radio DARC is the weekly magazine of the German Amateur Radio Club for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners, with three broadcasts on 6,070 kHz for Europe. Typical programs contain DX news, technical features, and reports from the DARC, as well as commentary, propagation forecasts and music from the 1970s and 1980s. After the discontinuation of Deutsche Welle and other shortwave broadcasters, the weekly DARC program is one of the few remaining from Germany.

"Several transmitters of up to 300 kW and three shortwave bands will be used to allow reception in different target regions of the world," Englert said.

In 2015, a group of radio amateurs in Germany obtained a license to broadcast on the 49-meter band after German national broadcaster Deutsche Welle closed down a 500 kW shortwave broadcast transmitter near Munich. Using parts scavenged from the Deutsche Welle site, the ham group built up its own 10 kW transmitter and launched Channel 292. The Austrian Broadcasting Transmitters Corporation (ORS) near Vienna is a broadcast partner for the IARU R1 General Conference, and broadcasts covering that event will air via ORS and Channel 292 transmitters.

Preliminary Schedule: Sunday, September 17 through Friday, September 22, 2017

1730-1800 UTC: 13,775 kHz @ 300 kW for Africa
1730-1800 UTC: 9,790 kHz @ 100 kW for eastern Europe/Russia/ Middle East
1800-1830 UTC: 6,070 kHz @ 100 kW for central, northern, and southern Europe
1800-1830 UTC: 9,540 kHz @ 100 kW for western Europe

The venue for the 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference is the Sparkassenakademie Bayern in Landshut. On the last day of the event, delegates will visit BMW Welt and Museum and then attend Oktoberfest.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Special AIR programmes on 70th Indo-Russia ties anniversary


New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) The All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast special programmes on its domestic and external network to mark the 70th anniversary of Indo-Russia diplomatic relationship.

Details at :
http://www.india.com/news/agencies/special-air-programmes-on-70th-indo-russia-ties-anniversary-2022689/


Friday, April 07, 2017

OE17M - International Marconi Day Special Event Station


The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archive Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate for 72 hours only, a special event station with the callsign OE17M on Friday, April 21st­Sunday, April 23rd (00:00-24:00 UTC).

OE17M is an official "International Marconi Day" station.

Contacts made on Saturday, April 22nd, are valid for the IMD Award.

QSL info available at: http://www.qrz.com/db/oe17m


Mighty KBC frequency change

With effect from 7th May, 2017 Mighty KBC will change its frequency from 6145 kHz to 9925 kHz at 0000-0200 UTC, Sunday 9925 kHz.


Thursday, April 06, 2017

Government announces discontinuation of digital audio broadcasting services in Hong Kong

The Chief Executive in Council, after considering the report of the Review of the Development of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Hong Kong (the Review), decided on March 28, 2017 that DAB services should be discontinued in Hong Kong, and DAB services provided by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) be terminated within six months, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

A spokesman for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said, "In accordance with the market-led approach, DAB services were introduced in Hong Kong in 2010 to address the then local market interest in the development of the services and to cope with the trend of broadcasting technology development in the world.

"We have all along been maintaining this approach. The same approach is used in reaching the decision for discontinuance of the DAB services in Hong Kong."

The spokesman said that in response to local market interest and taking into account the development of DAB services overseas at the time, the Government granted licences in 2011 to three commercial operators. However, the retreat of the three commercial DAB operators in a short period of time due to difficulties in their operation and the lack of a critical mass of audience demonstrated the exhaustion of interest in the services. Currently, RTHK is the only operator providing DAB services as the public service broadcaster in Hong Kong, running a total of five DAB channels.

On the future of the DAB services provided by RTHK, the Review pointed out that in the absence of participation of commercial operators, it would not be realistic from a policy perspective to rely solely on RTHK to operate alone on the DAB platform, or to task RTHK to develop a critical mass of audience on its own.

The Review also mentioned that the fast development of the Internet and mobile applications have replaced traditional sound broadcasting services to a certain extent. The wider environment is not conducive to a revival of the DAB market. In fact, since the 1990s, there have been mixed results in the development of DAB services overseas. There has been stable development in some overseas countries, but there are also examples of termination of DAB services after launch.
     
The spokesman noted that upon the decision of the termination of DAB services provided by RTHK, the Director of Broadcasting will consult the relevant stakeholders to formulate detailed plans for programming changes so as to accommodate programmes currently broadcast on RTHK's DAB channels on its AM/FM analogue platform, and to ensure that RTHK continues to adhere to the programming objectives as stipulated in the Charter of RTHK, and that RTHK's public purposes and mission as a public service broadcaster are properly fulfilled.

The spokesman said it is estimated that RTHK will be able to complete its programming change and terminate its DAB services in about six months' time.

(Press Release)

International Marconi Day event set for April 22

Dozens of official 'award stations' have registered to take part in the 2017 International Marconi Day (IMD) event, this year being held on April 22, 0000-2359 UTC (starting on April 21 in US time zones).

Full story at :


Unexplained radio signals are coming from space, not Earth, scientists confirm

Scientists have confirmed that the most mysterious signal in the universe is coming from space. Fast Radio Bursts - the strange signals that are occasionally sent down to Earth - have been pinned down to everything from aliens to a measuring mistake. But researchers have now ruled out the most down-to-Earth explanation, that the signals aren't actually coming from space but from interference on Earth.

Read the TOI story at :


MEDIA BROADCAST A17

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Additional Broadcasts of VORW Radio International

Dear VORW Radio Listeners, 

This is the third edition of the VORW Radio International Newsletter, it will be sent out when there is a significant change to the broadcast schedule or if there is a significant update regarding programming or other matters. 

I am pleased to announce that there will be a new transmission of VORW to Japan and East Asia via the Tashkent, Uzbekistan transmitting station. The transmission will be heard on a weekly basis each Thursday at 1200 UTC on 9875 kHz. 

I am also adding additional frequencies to North America, 9395 and 6855 kHz, these frequencies will help maximize signal coverage in the North American Continent so all listeners may be served. 

VORW Radio International is a light entertainment program, serving listeners in Europe, North America, Asia and the World. Programs consist of a mixture of commentary and listener-requested music of all genres. 

Comments, questions, reception reports and music requests may be sent to vorwinfo@gmail.com E-QSL's are provided for reception reports. 

Here is the Transmission Schedule:

Thursdays:

1200 UTC - 1 PM BST - 8 AM Eastern - 9875 kHz to Japan / East Asia
2000 UTC - 9 PM BST - 4 PM Eastern - 11580 kHz to Europe / Eastern North America
0000 UTC - 1 AM BST - 8 PM Eastern - 7490 kHz to North America
0000 UTC - 1 AM BST - 8 PM Eastern - 6855 kHz to Southwestern North America 
0000 UTC - 1 AM BST - 8 PM Eastern - 9395 kHz to North America

If you are not in the target area of these transmissions or if you do not own a shortwave receiver, please view this document which includes links to online shortwave receivers, which you can listen on. 


If you are unable to hear the broadcasts, archived programs are available on Soundcloud at:




Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BBC makes 1920s Radio Times magazines available

The BBC has made the earliest issues of the complete Radio Times magazines 1923-1929 publicly available online for the first time

This release is part of the BBC Genome Project - a digitised searchable database of programme listings - from 1923 to the end of 2009.





Airspy unveils Airspy HF+ specs

Airspy has unveiled details of upcoming Airspy HF+ at : http://airspy.com/airspy-hf-plus/

Technical specifications

HF coverage between DC .. 31 MHz
VHF coverage between 60 .. 260 MHz
-138 dBm MDS at 500Hz bandwidth in HF
-142 dBm MDS at 500Hz bandwidth in VHF
+26 dBm IIP3 on HF at maximum gain
+13 dBm IIP3 on VHF at maximum gain
110 dB dynamic range in HF
95 dB dynamic range in VHF
120 dB Image Rejection
Very low phase noise PLL (-110 dBc/Hz @ 1kHz separation @ 100 MHz)
+10 dBm Maximum RF input
No Silicon RF switch to introduce IMD in the HF path
Routable RF inputs
Wide Band RF filter bank
Tracking RF filters
Sharp IF filters
Smart AGC with real time optimization of the gain distribution
All RF inputs are matched to 50 ohms
2 x High Dynamic Range Sigma Delta ADCs @ up to 36 MSPS
600 kHz alias and image free output
18 bit Digital Down Converter (DDC)
0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
4 x Programmable GPIO's
No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10
Industrial Operating Temperature: -45°C to 85°C

TWR India upgrades its website

Trans World Radio, India has redesigned its website at www.twr.in , the new website gives a refreshing look , contains new articles, background information, features, audio  and interactive content .

The updated broadcasting schedule for MW and SW for the new season starting 26th March'2017 is available at :





Monday, April 03, 2017

Radio Nepal gears up for provincial broadcast

In a press conference organised by the RN here today on the eve of its 67th anniversary, RN Executive Director Suresh Kumar Karki shared that well-equipped broadcasting centres would be established in all seven provinces and the provincial broadcast would be launched from the next fiscal year.

New transmitters are being procured for technical upgrading for widening listenership of the RN that currently spans across 83 per cent of the total population.

Read the full report at :
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/radio-nepal-gears-provincial-broadcast/



I &B Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu lays foundation stone for a 10kw AIR, FM Station at Nellore


Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today laid the foundation stone of a 10kw FM Station of All India Radio in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.

More at :
http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20170401/3084115.html

(Photo courtesy All India Radio)

AOKI A17

AOKI A17 schedules are available for download at :







Friday, March 31, 2017

Riyadh Radio testing in DRM mode


BSKSA Riyadh Radio was noted transmitting in DRM mode by Hiroshi Inoue from Japan who has posted two video's of DRM transmission.

Logged on March 30, 2017, 0850 UTC
15435 kHz DRM Arabic

ch1 Somali
ch2 Quran

Links to youtube videos :

https://youtu.be/fH-Ze8R5Pqo

Related :

Saudi Arabia to acquire DRM-Ready High Power 250 kW HF Transmitters

http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.in/2010/06/saudi-arabia-to-acquire-drm-ready-high.html?m=0


Algeria going for DRM


During a seminar on digital TV and radio on 26th March'17, a DRM trial also took place in order to promote the standard. The Minister of Communication and the Minister of Industry attended this event together with all local manufacturers. As explained by Dr Sahnine Chawki, General Director of TDA, the Algerian public broadcaster, the aim was to promote local manufacturing in order to switch to DRM. The trial was on 891 kHz

Algerian National Radio's DRM tests on 891 kHz was observed by several listeners, two stereo channels plus journaline.



Here are few video's :

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu Chairs Consultative Committee Meeting of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, today chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of I&B Ministry to discuss the roadmap for developing Community Radio in the country. Minister of State for I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present in the meeting.

In his opening remarks, Shri Naidu apprised the Members of the Committee about the various steps and initiatives being taken by the Ministry to promote community radio movement in the country. He mentioned that Ministry has recently enhanced the subsidy amount for setting up of Community Radio Stations from 50 % to 90% in the North Eastern States & 75% in other States, subject to a maximum limit of Rs. 7.5 lakhs with a view to promote community radio tool as an effective medium of communication.

Explaining the significance of Community Radio as a communication medium, Shri Naidu said that it was a useful tool to cater to the information needs of the people in local language/dialect. CR Stations broadcast programmes on various issues which were of immediate relevance to the community and facilitate development by disseminating information regarding education, rural development, agriculture, health, nutrition environmental, social welfare, Panchayati Raj issues and cultural needs. Community Radios (CR) have potential to bring a very significant positive social change at the community level. It also works as a powerful means for rural empowerment, upliftment of dalits and women.

Members of the Committee while appreciating the efforts of the Ministry in developing community radio provided valuable suggestions in enhancing the reach and generating awareness about this medium of communication. They also mentioned the need to fast track and streamline the the clearances process for setting up of CRS in the country.

A presentation was made by Additional Secretary on behalf of the Ministry giving an overview of the Community Radio sector in the country. Members of the committee were apprised about the achievements and initiatives of Ministry in facilitating the growth of Community Radio in the country.

Parliamentarians Shri Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Shri Vivek Gupta, Smt. Dev (Moon Moon Sen) Varma, Shri Harivansh, Shri Madhusudan Mistry, Shri Prabhat Jha and Shri Neeraj Shekhar attended the meeting. Secretary I&B, Shri Ajay Mittal and senior officers of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.

CP/GV

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
29-March-2017 13:29 IST

AIR Launching DRM Conversion, Phase II

AIR completed phase I of the national DRM digital radio roll-out in India

AIR is now in the process of launching phase-II of the DRM project by offering full features and services from these DRM transmitters and further improving service quality.

Full story at :

http://www.radiomagonline.com/around-the-world/0020/air-launching-drm-conversion-phase-ii/38740

Digital: Buzz Word or Empty Slogan?

By Ruxandra Obreja

Nowadays though, we are told that "digital" is not just technology, or even a medium or platform but the very marketplace dominating our lives. If you happen to still be in analog or traditional media and not in the digital bazaar, you are doomed and you must abandon "the increasingly compromised," tried and tested FM or AM —just take a look at the shortwave switch off announced by ABC in Australia, which may raise at least some eyebrows.



AIR A17

All India Radio A17

A17 Changes to All India Radio External Services

5990(A) 0100-0200 Sindhi (Add)

6145(Kh) 0015-0430 Urdu (Add)

9810(A) 1215-1245 Telugu (ex B)

9950(Kh) 1215-1315 Burmese (ex B)

11620(B) 1515-1600 Gujarati (Delete)

11620(Kh) 1615-1715 Russian ( ex 9595 B)

11670(A) 1115-1200 Thai (Delete)

13720(B) 1330-1500 English (ex 13710)

15770(P) 1000-1100 English (Add)

17715(B) 0315-0415 Hindi, 0415-0430 Gujarati, 0430-0530 Hindi (Delete)

There are no DRM transmissions temporarily on SW.

For latest updated schedules please check in the links given below:

External Service Time Wise: http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm

External Service Language Wise: http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/Language.htm

Complete A-17 SW service in Frequency order : http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm

(Jose Jacob, NIAR, Hyderabad, India)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

REACH BEYOND AUSTRALIA A17

REACH BEYOND AUSTRALIA A17

Time UTC Language       Days   Freq(kHz)
----------------------------------------            
1115-1145 Bahasa        123456  11905
1145-1200 Bahasa        12 4 67 11905
1315-1330 Bangla              7 15340
1345–1400 Bangla           45   15320
1400-1415 Bangla         2      15340
1415-1445 Bangla         2      15340
1415-1430 Bangla         2      15320
1315-1330 Bhojpuri        3     15340
1415-1430 Bhojpuri        3     15340
1115-1145 Burmese        2      9685
1130-1145 Burmese         3 5   9685
1215-1245 Burmese            6  9685
1115-1145 Chin Falam       4  7 9685
1215-1245 Chin Falam      3     9685
1130-1145 Chin Hakha         6  9685
1230-1245 Chin Hakha     2      9685
1400-1415 Chhattisgarhi 1     7 15320
1300-1315 Dzongkha        6     15340
1115-1130 English       1 3 56  9685
1130-1145 English       1       9685
1145-1200 English         3 5   11905
1200-1215 English        2      9685
1300-1430 English       1234567 9720
1430-1445 English       1 3 5   15340
1445-1500 English        23456  15320
1400-1415 Gujarati           6  15340
1415-1430 Gujarati           6  15320
1415-1445 Gujarati           6  15340
1415  1445 Gujarati     1       15320
1300-1330 Hindi         1234567 15320
1330-1400 Hindi         1       15320
1330-1400 Hindi         1234567 15340
1400-1415 Hindi         1  45   15340
1415-1430 Hindi            4  7 15320
1415-1445 Hindi             4 7 15340
2230-2300 Japanese      1     7 17760
1100-1130 Japanese      1     7 15400
1115-1145 Javanese            7 11905
1430-1445 Kannada        23456  15320
1315-1330 Kurux            4    15340
1400-1415 Kurux            4    15320
1400-1415 Malayalam      2      15320
1315-1330 Marathi            6  15340
1400–1415 Marathi            6  15320
1415-1430 Marathi           5   15340
1400-1415 Marwari         3     15340
1415-1430 Marwari         3     15320
1145-1215 Matu             4    9685
1215-1245 Matu              5   9685
1400-1415 Meitei            5   15320
1215-1245 Nagamese      1  4  7 9685
1300-1315 Nepali        1 3 5   15340
1300–1330 Nepali         2      15340
1230-1300 Oriya               7 15340
1300-1315 Oriya               7 15340
1300-1315 Punjabi          4    15340
1315-1330 Punjabi       1   5   15340
1415-1430 Punjabi       1       15340
1145–1215 Rawang        123 56  9685
1330-1345 Tamil          23456  15320
1330-1400 Tamil               7 15320
1345-1400 Tamil          23  6  15320
1445-1500 Tamil         1       15320
1400-1415 Telegu          3     15320
1415-1430 Telegu            5   15320
1445-1500 Telegu              7 15320
1100-1115 Tibetan        2      15575
1230-1300 Urdu          123456  15340
1400-1415 Urdu                7 15340
1430-1445 Urdu                7 15320
1100-1115 Vietnamese      3  6  15575
1100-1130 Vietnamese        5   15575

Reception reports to a17@reachbeyond.org.au

KTWR A17

KTWR Spring/Summer Schedule Effective March 26 2017 

Language    UTC       Days     Freq/MB  Program
------------------------------------------------------
China

Cantonese   1400-1430 Mon-Fri  9975/31  Thru the Bible 
Mandarin    1015-1100 Mon-Fri  13710/22 Popcorn, Thru the Bible
Mandarin    1015-1100 Saturday 13710/22 Popcorn, Hope for Today,Macedonian Call
Mandarin    1030-1100 Mon-Fri  12120/25 Thru the Bible
Mandarin    1145-1200 Saturday 11695/25 The Word Today
Mandarin    1130-1200 Sunday   9910/31  The Lord's Challenge,Macedonian Call
Mandarin    1100-1230 Mon-Fri  9910/31  Self Confrontation, DTA
Mongolian   1100-1115 Mon-Sun  12120/25 Son-Lift
Cantonese   1115-1130 Mon-Sun  12120/25 Son-Lift
Hakka       1130-1145 Mon-Sun  12120/25 Son-Lift
Mandarin    1145-1200 Mon-Fri  12120/25 Son-Lift
Mandarin    1145-1200 Mon-Fri  11695/25 Son-Lift
Mandarin    1130-1145 Mon-Fri  11695/25 God Remembers Them
Mandarin    1315-1430 Sunday   9975/31  Women of Hope, A Walk with Angels
Mandarin    1330-1430 Saturday 9975/31  Shepard the Lamb, A Walk with Angels
Mandarin    1345-1430 Mon-Fri  9975/31  Our Time
Cantonese   1315-1345 Mon-Fri  9975/31  Thru the Bible
Mandarin    1415-1430 Mon-Fri  9975/31  A Walk with Angels, A Word with You
Nosu Yi     1200-1215 Mon-Sun  11580/25 Good News for the Yi
English     1345-1415 Sunday   9975/31  Unlimited Grace 

Korea 
Korean      1345-1500 Mon-Fri  7510/41  Your Quest for God,Bible reading,TWR Seminary(LTS-Thu,WOH-Friday)
Korean      1345-1515 Saturday 7510/41  Teachers Institute, Bible School Basics,Truth in a Test Tube & Pray school
Korean      1345-1515 Sunday   7510/41  Sunday Service, The Gospel Train, Bible School Basics
English     1315-1345 Saturday 7510/41  Unlimited Grace 

Japan
Japanese    1215-1245 Sunday   9900/41B Japan - Friendship Radio

South East Asia 
English     1100-1105 Monday   11965/25 Reachng Your World
English     1115-1125 Tues-Fri 11965/25 Reachng Your World
English     1215-1240 Mon-Fri  9900/31 Running to Win
English     1100-1115 Tues-Fri 11965/25 Grace Notes-Tue,SFT-Wed,BFL-Thur,HFT-Fri, RYW,Running to Win
English     1030-1100 Sunday   11965/25 Heart of Harvest
English     1100-1130 Sunday   11965/25 Unlimited Grace

South Pacific 
English     1000-1015 Saturday 11995/25 Bread of Life
English     1000-1025 Mon-Fri  11995/25 Running to Win, Reaching Your World
English     1015-1045 Saturday 11995/25 Unlimited Grace

Indonesia 
Madurese    1000-1030 Mon-Fri  11965/25 Thru the Bible
Sundanese   1030-1100 Mon-Fri  11965/25 Thru the Bible 
English     1000-1030 Sunday   11965/25 Unlimited Grace
Indonesian  1030-1100 Sunday   11965/25 Women of Hope

Myanmar 
Burmese     1200-1230 Mon-Fri  12040/25 Thru the Bible 
Burmese     1200-1230 Saturday 12040/25 Macedonian Call, The Word Today
Burmese     1200-1245 Sunday   12040/25 Woman of Hope, Lifeword 
S'gaw Karen 1230-1300 Mon-Fri  12040/25 Thru the Bible
S'gaw Karen 1245-1300 Sunday   12040/25 The Word Today
S'gaw Karen 1230-1300 Saturday 12040/25 Women of Hope

Vietnam 
Vietnamese  1245-1315 Mon-Fri  11580/25 Thru the Bible
Vietnamese  1245-1315 Saturday 11580/25 Women of Hope
Vietnamese  1245-1315 Sunday   11580/25 The Word Today, Truth in a Test Tube

South Asia
Kok Borok   1230-1300 Mon-Fri  11695/25 Thru the Bible
Kok Borok   1245-1300 Sunday   11695/25 Discipleship Hour
Dzongkha    1230-1245 Sat-Sun  11580/25 Words of Hope
Santhali    1215-1230 Sat-Sun  11580/25 Voice of Salvation, SED
Hindi       1400-1415 Saturday 11695/25 Women of Hope
Hindi       1315-1330 Sunday   11585/25 Hindi Worship Music
Hindi       1315-1345 Mon-Fri  11585/25 Turning Point
Assamese    1200-1230 Mon-Fri  11695/25 Thru the Bible
Manapuri    1315-1330 Saturday 11585/25 The Word Today
Telugu      1315-1330 Sunday   11695/25 Gospel Tide
Hindi       1330-1345 Sunday   11585/25 SGM
Nepali      1330-1345 Saturday 11585/25 Jiwan Ko Roti
Kashmiri    1345-1400 Sat-Sun  11585/25 Words of Hope
Dogri       1345-1400 Mon-Fri  11585/25 Words of Hope
Garhwali    1400-1415 Mon-Fri  11585/25 Words of Hope
Hindi       1400-1430 Sat-Sun  11585/25 Words of Hope
Hindi       1414-1435 Mon-Fri  11585/25 Words of Hope, A Walk With You
English     1430-1500 Mon-Sat  9975/31  Your Story,RYW- Mon-Fri,TLC-Mon,SFT-Tue,BFL-Wed,Grace Notes-Thur,SFT-Fri,WWL,Inside Out-Sat
English     1230-1300 Saturday 11695/25 Heart of Harvest

DTA = Discipleship Training on the Air
TLC = The Lords Challenge
RYW = Reaching Your World
SFT = Search for Truth
BFL = Bread of Life
HFT = Hope for Tomorrow
WWL = Wonderful Words of Life
LTS = Lets talk about something
WOH = Women of Hope


Reception reports to :rphilyaw@twr.org

CRI A17

China Radio International A17 schedule effective 26th March,2017

http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/cn/cria17.htm


ALYX & YEYI A17

Alyx & Yeyi A17 (Summer 2017)

PROGRAM                      TIME (UTC)FREQ(kHz)DAYS (mtwtfss)LANG TARGET AREA

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Denge Kurdistan              0230-2030 11600 mtwtfss Kurdish Middle East
Eye Radio                    0400-0500 11730 mtwtfss Arabic     Africa
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo             1130-1200 11570 mtwtfss Hmong      Asia
Que Me                       1200-1230 9930  ----f-- Vietnamese Asia
Living Water Ministry Broad. 1500-1600 9650  -twt--- Korean     Asia
Eye Radio                    1600-1900 17730 mtwtfss Arabic     Africa
Radio Xoriyo                 1600-1630 17870 m---f-- Somali     Africa
Radio Voice of Ind Oromia    1600-1630 17850 ------s Oromo      Africa
Sagalee Qeerroo Bilisummaa   1630-1700 17840 -t-tf-- Oromo      Africa
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo             2230-2300 7530  mtwtfss Hmong      Asia

Reception reports to :

info@alyx-yeyi.com

Alyx & Yeyi,
LLC - 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, 8th Floor
Miami, FL 33126 - U.S.A.

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 
-------------------------------------------------
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 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
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.

Read the full story at :



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 :



Next Global HF Weekend: March 30 - April 2, 2017

Next Global HF Weekend: March 30 - April 2, 2017

Andrew Yoder reports:
"It's still for a few weeks, so be sure to check the following Global HF Pirate Weekend on your calendar. The last one, which took place on the first weekend in November, was a sort of test run. Cupid Radio and Mike Radio from the Netherlands Both were widely represented in North America, and the first even got to Japan. In North America, Sluwe Vos Radio radio was not registered so much, but this Dutch station was registered in Brazil during the last weekend in GHF.

March 30-April 2, 2017

Common frequency ranges:
15010-15100 kHz
21455-21550 kHz

Main schedule:
European morning, 0800-1200 UTC from Europe to Asia / Japan / Oceania.
European Day, 1200-1600 UTC from Europe to North America and vice versa.
European night, 2200-2400 UTC from North America to Asia / Oceania.

Of course, these are common frequency ranges, where pirates were broadcast during previous weekends of Global HF Pirate. Some stations will work with frequencies and time outside these ranges. They will be updated on HF Underground (https://www.hfunderground.com/) and on the Hobby Broadcasting blog (http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.com/), as it happens. "

(Information via the Broadcasting Hobby blog)

(Vasily Lazarev, Samara Region, Russia / "deneb-radio-dx")

RUS-DX # 916

Friday, March 17, 2017

Frequency Changes for VORW Radio International

Dear VORW Radio Listeners, 

Happy March! 

This is the second edition of the VORW Radio International Newsletter, it will be sent out when there is a significant change to the broadcast schedule or if there is a significant update regarding programming or other matters. 

The timing of all shortwave transmissions has changed due to Daylight Saving Time in the United States, please consult the schedule below in order to plan your listening schedule accordingly. 

Likewise, the transmission to Europe has now changed frequencies. Broadcasts to Europe will now be heard on 11580 kHz at 2000 UTC, that converts to 8 PM GMT / 4 PM Eastern. 

VORW Radio International is a light entertainment program, serving listeners in Europe, North America and the world. Programs consist of a mixture of commentary and listener-requested music. 

Comments, questions, reception reports and music requests may be sent to vorwinfo@gmail.com E-QSL's are provided for legitimate reception reports. 

Here is the Transmission Schedule:

Thursdays:

1000 UTC - 10 AM GMT - 6 AM Eastern - 5850 kHz to Western North America / East Asia & The Pacific
2000 UTC - 8 PM GMT - 4 PM Eastern - 11580 kHz to Europe
0000 UTC - 12 AM GMT - 8 PM Eastern - 7490 kHz to North America

VORW Radio International is a listener funded initiative, you can support this broadcast via Paypal or Patreon, inquire for more information by replying to this email or by sending an email to vorwinfo@gmail.com

If you are not in the target area of these transmissions or if you do not own a shortwave receiver, please view this document which includes links to online shortwave receivers, which you can listen on. 


If you are unable to hear the broadcasts, archived programs are available on Soundcloud at: