Monday, July 17, 2017

Radio Reaches Blocked Countries

International radio remains the most reliable, robust source of information for people in some nations

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WWV 25 MHz Signal Swapped to Circular Polarization, Reception Reports Invited

The resurrected 25-MHz signal of time and frequency standard station WWV is now emanating from a circularly polarized turnstile antenna. WWV had used a vertically polarized antenna on 25 MHz in the 1970s. Silent since 1977, the 25-MHz signal returned to the air on an "experimental basis" in April 2014, and it's been transmitting ever since — initially on a broadband discone until August 2015, when it switched back to a vertical, which it used until the July 7 switch to circular polarization.

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Current 25 MHz Broadcast Specifications

As of 2042 UTC 7 July 2017 the 25 MHz broadcast is now on a turnstile antenna with circular polarization and will remain in this configuration until after the solar eclipse on 21 Aug 2017.  Signal reports are requested.

Schedule: typically continuous. As an experimental broadcast, the 25 MHz signal may be interrupted or suspended without notice.

Radiated Power: 2.0 kW

Antenna: Experimental Turnstile

Listener comments and reception reports may be emailed to: wwv@nist.gov(link sends e-mail), or sent via postal mail to:

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Radio Station WWV
2000 E. County Rd. 58
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ibrahim Eren appointed DG of Turkey's public broadcaster

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday approved the appointment of Ibrahim Eren as the 17th director general (DG) of public broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television (TRT).

Turkey's cabinet appointed Eren, who had been serving as deputy DG of TRT for four years and had established the country's first international English-language news channel, TRT World.

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GOSPELL GR-216, A new generation AM - Digital (DRM) - FM receiver

GOSPELL GR-216 MULTI-BAND RADIO

A new generation AM - Digital (DRM) - FM receiver

Review by DRM enthusiast Terje Isberg

http://www.hobbyradio.se/en/drm/gospell_en.html


(Via http://www.drmna.info/, photo courtesy Gospell)

Digital Radio Mondiale July 2017 Newsletter



Digital Radio Mondiale Newsletter - July 2017 issue

https://tinyurl.com/y7vne6nn

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Survey shows Radio as most trusted media in Australia

Radio leads the way as the most trusted media in Australia and is seen as the most credible source of news, according to a new survey by global research firm GfK.

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BBC Bangla TV and radio content reaches 15m people in Bangladesh

BBC Bangla TV and radio content now reaches 15m people in Bangladesh every week, according to the BBC's 2017 Global Audience Measure. This includes 9m people who watch the BBC Bangla weekly television programme, BBC Probaho, and 7m people who tune in to the BBC Bangla radio programmes.

BBC Bangla editor, Sabir Mustafa, comments: "We are thrilled by the progress of BBC Probaho. We will build on its success by expanding the BBC Bangla presence on television - while continuing to deliver a strong and vibrant radio programming and also working to increase our output across digital platforms including social media."

BBC Probaho is broadcast at 9.35pm local time every Thursday by the BBC's rebroadcasting partner, Channel-i. The programme is also available on the BBC Bangla channel on YouTube. Presented by Sharmin Rauma, it delivers 25 minutes of news, interviews and debate on key issues affecting Bangladesh. It reports from across the country, giving people the opportunity to express views and raise concerns on issues that matter to them and demanding answers from key decision-makers. Following the Eid festival break, the programme resumes broadcasts on Thursday 13 July.

BBC Bangla radio programmes, produced in London and Dhaka, air on the state FM network, Bangladesh Betar, as well as on shortwave and via bbcbangla.com.

Over the past year, BBC Bangla has seen a significant increase in web and social-media reach. BBC Bangla engages around 1.4m people around the world every week via its website bbcbangla.com and on social media. The BBC Bangla Facebook page has over 11.3m followers (July 2017), nearly 80% of them in Bangladesh.

BBC Bangla is part of the BBC World Service.

(Press Release)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

China's bid to squeeze Radio Taiwan International out of AIB fails

An attempt by China to squeeze Radio Taiwan International (RTI, 央廣) out of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has failed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.

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RNZI A17 Revised schedule effective 2nd July


RNZ Pacific (RNZI) broadcasts at the following frequencies and times to different parts of the Pacific Region.

26 Mar 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

UTC           KHZ       TARGET      DAYS
02:59 - 04:58 11725 AM  Pacific Daily from 2 July
04:59 - 06:58 9700  AM  Pacific Daily from 2 July
06:59 - 10:58 7425  AM  Pacific Daily
10:59 - 12:58 7425  AM  NW Pacific, PNG Daily
12:59 - 18:58 6170  AM  Pacific Sat
12:59 - 16:50 6170  AM  Pacific Sun - Fri
16:51 - 18:35 6115  DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
18:36 - 19:50 9760  DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
18:59 - 19:58 9700  AM  Pacific Sat
19:51 - 20:50 11690 DRM Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga Sun - Fri
19:59 - 20:58 11725 AM  Pacific Sat
20:51 - 02:58 13840 AM  Pacific Daily

Bougainville/Papua New Guinea and Timor Transmission 1100 -1300 UTC

From 1100 -1300 UTC our programme is directed to the North Western Pacific and Asia.

Satellite

RNZI is available on Satellite, courtesy of TVNZ Pacific Service.

The coverage area extends from Singapore, and eastward to the Cook Islands, which includes Fiji, Tonga, Niue and Samoa.

IS19/23 C Slot A
DL 4146.5 V
FEC 3/4
SR 5.6320


NB: Every month on the first Wednesday is Maintenance day at our transmitter site from 2230 - 0600 UTC. ( Thursdays 1030 - 1800 NZST) During this period there may be interruptions to our programmes.

Radio Spaceshuttle - 15th years of Action transmission today!

Hi, we are still testing our 15 years celebration-transmitter today Tuesday 11th of July. Our power is very limited 5 watts only on 31 meters Free Broadcast Band on frequencies 9270 and/or 9290 kHz. But so we are even more interested of our propagation and quality. Please drop your notes to our e-mails during transmission, please.

So we have plan to start around 1800 UTC /20 Central European Daylight saving Time and will have few short transmissions until morning  hours of Wednesday.

Our px includes nice Summer selection of mx . If you like us to play music You like please send message to our e-mail spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com

Stay tuned and enjoy! It's time to relax!
RR always welcome!

Best regards,

Dick
Radio Spaceshuttle

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Ampegon under new leadership

Turgi, Switzerland, June 30, 2017. Ampegon continually strives to meet the requirements of new markets and applications through developments to our innovative technology while also improving the company's competitiveness. Recent market conditions and the intense competition from abroad mean that, once again, Ampegon must change with the times to maintain our market-leading position.

Having identified these new pressures, Ampegon is pro-actively changing its organization for the future as follows:

Joachim Markus is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ampegon Group on June 30, 2017. This position will be filled by Josef Troxler, effective July 1, 2017.

Josef Troxler leaves his post as Chief Executive Officer of Ampegon Group, and Managing Director of Ampegon AG, on June 30,2017. Mr. Troxler's commitment and tireless dedication to his function as CEO over the past few years has brought success to Ampegon. In his new function as Chairman of the Board of Directors he will continue to actively support the Ampegon Group and provide greater strategic leadership.

As well as being Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Troxler will continue in his current role as Managing Director of Ampegon Antenna Systems GmbH.

Dieter Schäufler will be appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of the Ampegon Group and Managing Director of Ampegon AG on July 1, 2017. Mr. Schäufler has been with the company for 2 years, successfully managing the day-to-day operation of Ampegon PPT GmbH in Dortmund. In addition to his new function, he will continue to lead the management of Ampegon PPT GmbH.

We wish Mr. Schäufler every success and foresight with a steady hand whilst managing the Ampegon Group.

(Press Release)

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Two new 100KW digital transmitters to broadcast across the border for Afghanistan- Pakistan region


India Blooms News Service

New Delhi, Jul 6 (IBNS): All India Radio expects to commission two new Shortwave Solid State digital transmitters, of 100 kW power each. for dissemination of content across the border for Afghanistan- Pakistan region by the end of August 2017, announced Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Naidu, said that the transmitters will be installed in Delhi.

The I and B minister also said that for the Andaman and Nicobar, a new 100 W FM transmitter would be installed in Car Nicobar by the end of the financial year.

He also mentioned that to enhance the outreach, the 3KW FM transmitter in Daman would be replaced by 6KW transmitter. Similarly, in Karaikal, Puducherry, the present 6 KW FM transmitter would be replaced by 10 KW FM transmitter to enhance the reach.

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Radio Taiwan International Analog & DRM tests on 6th July, 2017

Dear listeners,

Test transmission from Radio Taiwan International on 6th July, 2017 from the Tamsui transmitter:

Analogue :
1730 - 1740 UTC 12030 kHz
1800 - 1810 UTC 9680 kHz

DRM:
1745 - 1755 UTC 12030 kHz
1815 - 1825 UTC 9680 kHz

We would be very pleased to receive your observations on the e-mail address deutsch@rti.org.tw

Radio Taiwan International is also planning this year in August, September and October several direct deliveries of the German-language program of the broadcasting system Tamsui, Taiwan.

As soon as times and frequencies are fixed, RTI will announce this on the homepage http://german.rti.org.tw , by e-mail and in the program "mailbox".