Monday, April 27, 2015

Nepal Earthquake - Emergency Traffic

25th April 2015
Emergency traffic related to Nepal earthquake was noted on 14210 kHz usb at 1840 UTC, 4X6TT shared that Satish 9N1AA from Nepal telecom is safe. Later on 9N1AA was on air with the ground report from Nepal.
Video of Nepal earthquake emergency traffic 14210 USB 1846 UTC 25 Apr 2015

Radio Nepal was heard last night with centralised special live transmission which continued beyond 1 am IST (1930 UTC) to help millions of distressed and homeless peoples. 684 Pokhara was best. 792 Kathmandu , 576 Surkhet, 1143 Bardibas were also received fair/poor. 648 Dhankuta & 810 Dipayal could not be heard here at Agartala. Tecsun PL660 with Telescopic ant. used.

(Pradeep Kundu, Tripura on FB)
Due to disruption of internet service in Singha Durbar area online streaming service of Radio Nepal was not available, you can now listen to Radio Nepal live using this link :

Radio Nepal MW stations at 1945 UTC, 26 April 2015 :
All the 6 stations were noted on air with special programme on earthquake.
576 100 KW Surkhet ...
648 100 KW Dharan, Sunsari
684 100 KW Malepatan, Pokhara
792 100 KW Bhainsepati, Kathmandu
810 10 KW Doti, Dipayal
1143 10 KW Mahottari, Bardibas
Nepal Earthquake - Report from Region 3

Friday, April 24, 2015

Special TEST of Radio Spaceshuttle !

Radio Spaceshuttle will have SPECIAL TEST transmission on 13800 kHz on Sunday 26th of 2015 at 20:00-21:00 UTC-time (21-22 in UK, 22-23 in Central Europe, 23-24 in Eastern Europe)

This transmission will be made to study is this frequency more free to be listened this time. As well we like to gather information of areas where this transmission might be received-  Reception reports with audio files are very welcome!

Please send your reports with fee of 2 euros/ 3 US-$ or IRC's to our Herten Postal Box:
Radio Spaceshuttle International
P.O.Box 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

All India Radio's four regional channels go online

NEW DELHI: Listeners of Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Malayalam channels of All India Radio (AIR) can now also hear the programmes of their choice online as the public broadcaster has begun live streaming the four regional language channels on its website.

These four channels can now be listened on the website in addition to FM Gold, FM Rainbow, and FM Urdu of Delhi station and Vividh Bharati (Mumbai) which were already being live streamed.
Read more at:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

AIR DRM Test Transmission with multiple programmes from SPT Bangalore

All India Radio will be conducting trial transmission in DRM mode with multiple programmes from SPT Bangalore as per below :

Date : 20th April to 30th April, 2015

1745 - 2230 UTC (2315-0400 IST) - 7550 kHz to UK & West Europe

Programme 1 = GOSIV/HINDI/GOS-V
Programme 2 = Vividh Bharati

Consequently GOS V Service from 2045-2230 UTC (0215 -0400 IST) on 11620 kHz to Aus/NZ will be shifted from DRM mode to analog mode.

Please send your reception reports to

A special QSL card is available for this DRM test transmission.

(Alokesh Gupta)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Minister inaugurates AIR Delhi Vividh Bharati Service on FM (100.1 MHz)

Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and I&B, Shri Arun Jaitley has said that the introduction of the Vividh Bharati services from Delhi, on the FM platform had addressed the content and entertainment needs of the audiences residing within the NCR region. The transmission within the minimum radius of 60 kms would enable the people to enjoy high quality rich content programs with utmost clarity transmitted by the given platform. Technological advancement and availability on FM Mode would make Vividh Bharati and other channels of AIR available on mobile phones, car stereos and internet. This initiative would also mainstream the platform with audiences proactively offering them different program segments and keeping pace with contemporary themes on the entertainment segment. Shri Jaitley stated this while inaugurating the Vividh Bharati FM service at the AIR, New Broadcasting House here today. MoS I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Secretary I&B Shri Bimal Julka and CEO, Prasar Bharati Shri Jawhar Sircar, DG, AIR Shri Fayyaz Sheheryar were also present on the occasion.

Reiterating the historical role played by Vividh Bharati channel in the broadcast of entertainment programs, Shri Jaitley said that the different programs had left a deep imprint on the minds of the listeners since it began in 1957. While the programming had witnessed qualitative improvement, the extension of this platform from New Delhi on the FM stream would further enhance the quality of transmission and sound reception. Vividh Bharati as a platform had created landmarks which remain predominant in the minds of the listeners. Shri Jaitley recalled some of the prominent programs that had been successfully broadcast since the last several decades. The Minister mentioned 'Bhule Bisre Geet, Hawa Mahal, Jaimala for the Army personnel, Sangeet Sarita and Youth Express.' All these programs addressed the varied audiences' needs successfully across the country.

The audience of Vividh Bharati Service in Delhi was hithertofore being beamed through MW only. Now the signal shall be available through Frequency Modulation (FM), which has stereophonic sound quality and has the inbuilt feature of becoming available on mobile phones and car stereos. A dedicated 10 KW transmitter has been installed for the VB Service Delhi and it will cover a minimum radius of 60 kms.

Vividh Bharati on FM will be available in Delhi on 100.1 MHz. This is in addition to its availability on MW 1368 kHz. Two other existing FM services of AIR are FM Gold(106.4MHz) and FM Rainbow(102.6 MHz). AIR also has its Local Radio Station Network in Frequency Modulation.Vividh Bharati is considered to be the most popular channel of All India Radio across the nation. While its services were available across most parts of the country on FM mode, in the 4 metros (with the highest population densities) it was being transmitted only on Medium Wave till recently.

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Audio file of inaugural transmission :

(Alokesh Gupta)

Monday, April 13, 2015

AIR Vividh Bharati service at Delhi will be inaugurated on 14th April

Jose Jacob informs All India Radio Delhi Vividh Bharati service at Delhi will be inaugurated on 14th April, 2015 by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. All India Radio will broadcast inauguration ceremony live 11 am onwards.

AIR VBS at adelhi will be available on 100.1 MHz

Related :

AIR VBS testing in Delhi on 100.1 & Mumbai on 102.8 MHz

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Eternal Good News A15

Eternal Good News A15

Friday; 15,525 kHz; 19m; 11:30 UTC
Saturday; 11,635 kHz; 25m; 04:45 UTC
Saturday; 15,215 kHz; 19m; 18:00 UTC
Saturday; 21,600 kHz; 13; 17:30 UTC
Saturday; 6,130 kHz; 49m; 1930 UTC
Sunday; 21,480 kHz; 13m; 11:15 UTC
Sunday; 9,930 kHz; 31m; 12:30 UTC
Sunday; 11,855 kHz; 25m; 18:15 UTC
Sunday; 15,530 kHz; 19m; 21:00 UTC
Sunday; 7,315 kHz; 41m; 23:45 UTC
Monday; 7,385 kHz; 31m; 02:00 UTC

Reception reports to

(Alokesh Gupta)

Free issue of DX Times from NZ Radio DX League

The New Zealand Radio DX League invites you to download the April issue of the DX Times for free from
This is a marketing promotion aimed at making people aware that the New Zealand Radio DX League exists and is still flourishing 66 years on from its inception!
(Paul Ormandy)

Thursday, April 09, 2015

BBC World Service launches one minute of global news updated every 30 minutes

BBC Minute is a new 60-second dynamic news blast aimed at younger audiences worldwide.
BBC Minute, a pacey new one-minute news summary, launches globally on 1 April 2015.
The 60-second broadcast is aimed at digitally connected audiences and promises an alternative news source from the BBC World Service. BBC Minute is available for download on iTunes and will also be distributed via partnerships with radio music stations around the world, particularly those aimed at younger listeners.
BBC Minute will keep audiences updated on what's trending and being shared on social media as well as the latest international news headlines, plus sport, tech, entertainment and science. BBC Minute is updated twice an hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Mary Hockaday, Controller, World Service English says: "BBC Minute shows the World Service doing things differently. We're providing a lively, bite-sized summary of the day's global news for younger audiences. I'm thrilled so many partner stations are keen to work with us to bring our impartial, accurate news – the world's most trusted – to fresh listeners, as we're always looking for new ways to reach new audiences."
Steve Titherington, Senior Commissioning Editor, World Service says: "BBC Minute provides direct news for the young and curious. Half the world is under 35. They are hungry for information and connected to the world in ways they themselves are shaping. BBC Minute shares in this change with new forms of storytelling and new forms of audio. The result is vibrant and quick but it's also ruthlessly accurate and balanced. This is an alternative World Service but still the BBC World Service!"
BBC Minute has been running in Africa since February, with partners including YFM 99.2 in South Africa.
Now more radio stations around the world are signing up to BBC Minute, including RJFM 100.3 and DZRJ 810 AM nationwide on the Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. in the Philippines, and Splash FM in Nigeria.
Bea Jacinto, Assistant to the President of Rajah Broadcasting Network, Inc. says: "We welcome the BBC Minute which will fit perfectly into our listener profile of trendsetters, decision makers, and young professionals. We are very excited to be the only radio network in the Philippines to be launching this radio news programme with our long time media partner, the BBC World Service."
Bisi Asomolowo, Chief Operating Officer at Splash FM, says: "It's amazing how much information can be absorbed in a minute over a whole day without having to sit through the usual formats of traditional news. BBC Minute is very punchy, we love it at our station and I particularly find myself looking forward to the next ‎bite size."
The Beat 99.9 in Lagos, Nigeria, and Fresh FM in Namibia are among other new partner stations.

(BBC Press Release)

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

KTWR Guam DRM Test

KTWR Guam DRM Tests

Date : 8th & 9th April 2015 (Wed and Thurs)
1000 -1030 UTC (3.30 - 4 pm IST)
Frequency : 15300 kHz (Two channels with different content)
Azi : 255 Deg (so may be heard in southern part of India if at all)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) and Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) Conclude Successful DRM Digital Radio Trial and Workshop

The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium and the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), held a most comprehensive DRM30 digital radio trial and workshop in Jakarta, between 24th and 27th of March. This was one of the most comprehensive such events ever organised by the Consortium. The technical presentations on the first day were perfectly illustrated by the medium wave trial organised the next day at the Bogor station, about 60 kilometres south of Jakarta. The practical discussion of the excellent trial results on the 26th and the exploration of all DRM options and benefits completed the picture. On the last day of the workshop a discussion on the best way to introduce DRM countrywide and the possibilities of producing single or multi-standard receivers in the country completed a very successful event.

Mr Sunarya Ruslan, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RRI Indonesia, hailed the DRM, RRI joint endeavour as most significant: "In our country of over 13,000 islands and about a quarter billion people we want to have radio broadcast services that are economical, easy, and mobile. They need to offer the same good quality to Indonesian citizens, whether they are in big or small cities, near or afar. Good sound, good programmes and available and affordable receivers for everyone is the aim now."

Mr Muhammad Rohanudin, Technology and New Media Director of RRI, was enthusiastic about the ease of adapting the existing analogue infrastructure (in Bogor) in record time in order to carry digital programmes in simulcast or pure digital. He declared the DRM sound quality "spectacular" and thought that "DRM can provide an option for RRI to reach every corner of the country, if all stakeholders work together."

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman, was delighted to see that the event involved RRI but also  spectrum specialists, representatives of the government, of private broadcasters and receiver manufacturers. "The DRM trial and workshop", she said, "demonstrated that DRM offers the coverage, multi-platform content, excellent audio quality, extra features and cost savings that really fit with RRI's aspirations. DRM is made for Indonesia and Indonesia is made for DRM."

(Press Release)


Vatican Radio A15 schedule

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Radio New Zealand International A15

Mar 2015 - 24 Oct 2015

02:00 - 02:5515720 AMPacificDaily
02:55 - 04:0015720 AM 17675 DRMPacificDaily
04:00 - 04:5815720 AMPacificDaily
04:59 - 06:5011725 AMPacificDaily
06:51 - 07:5811725 AM 9890 DRMTongaAM Daily DRM Mon - Fri
07:59 - 10:589700 AMPacificDaily
10:59 - 12:589700 AMNW Pacific, PNGDaily
13:00 - 15:506170 AMPacificDaily
15:51 - 17:459700 AM 7330 DRMCook Islands, Samoa, Niue, TongaDaily
17:46 - 18:509700 AM 11690 DRMCook Islands, Samoa, Niue, TongaDaily
18:51 - 19:5011725 AM 11690 DRMCook Islands, Samoa, Niue, TongaDaily
19:51 - 20:5011725 AM 15720 DRMCook Islands, Samoa, Niue, TongaDaily
20:51 - 22:0011725 AM 15720 DRMSolomon IslandsAM Daily DRM Sun - Fri
22:00 - 22:5515720 AMPacificDaily
22:55 - 02:0015720 AM 17675 DRMPacificAM Daily DRM Sun - Fri

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.


RNZI is now 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 1/2 SR 4.0

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) General Assembly hosted by THOMSON BROADCAST in Paris ends with Positive Announcements

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) General Assembly hosted by THOMSON BROADCAST in Paris ends with Positive Announcements  
Under the theme "Clever Radio for Smart Countries" the 2015 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium ended on a high note with a positive commitment to new DRM developments, receivers and markets. The event took place on Thursday19th and Friday 20th of March at the headquarters, in Conflans Sainte Honorine, near Paris.  It was hosted by one of the key Consortium members and founding companies THOMSON BROADCAST.
A the opening of the General Assembly comments Pascal Veillat, CEO of Thomson Broadcast and Chairman of Arelis Group, noted that in many markets radio and in particular digital radio is registering new impetus and offering new business opportunities.  Like other manufacturers Thomson Broadcast is preparing with new products ready to meet demands from new markets. 
During the General Assembly the participants from Europe, Asia and Latin America discussed recent developments in Asia in countries like Turkey, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. The DRM activity in Southern Africa, a new development of the last 12 months was also much appreciated by members.  Updates from Brazil, Germany, Hungary and new planned activities in South Africa, Turkey and the Arab world featured largely on the agenda too.
A presentation of the Indian receiver and the planned launch of a new receiver in Europe were welcomed by all those present. The Consortium welcomed new members and affiliates from Hungary, Belgium, India and France. Ruxandra Obreja, the DRM Consortium Chairman, presented the strategy for the next 12 months with continued emphasis on receiver development and renewed support for markets that are considering radio digitisation in Asia, Africa and Europe.
The next DRM Consortium activity will be the workshop and trial to be held together with the Indonesian public broadcaster RRI between 23rd and 27th March in Indonesia.
To get information on this event and general DRM activity and membership please contact

(Press Release)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DW A15

WEF 29 MAR 2015 - 25 OCT 2015

Language Time/UTC Frequency / Band Transmitter Site Target Area 
AMHARIC 1600 - 1700 15275 kHz / 19 m TRINCOMALEE Ethiopia
AMHARIC 1600 - 1700 15560 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Ethiopia
ENGLISH  0400 - 0457 09800 kHz / 31 m MADAGASCAR Africa (east)
ENGLISH  0400 - 0500 15275 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Africa (east)
ENGLISH  0500 - 0600 07425 kHz / 41 m MEYERTON Africa (south)
ENGLISH  0500 - 0600 15275 kHz / 19 m MADAGASCAR Africa (south)
ENGLISH  0700 - 0800 15275 kHz / 19 m ISSOUDUN Africa (west)
ENGLISH  0700 - 0800 15560 kHz / 19 m ASCENSION Africa (west)
FRENCH  1700 - 1800 15275 kHz / 19 m ISSOUDUN Africa
FRENCH  1700 - 1800 15560 kHz / 19 m ISSOUDUN Africa
FRENCH  1700 - 1800 17800 kHz / 16 m ASCENSION Africa
HAUSA    0630 - 0700 09830 kHz / 31 m SAO TOME Africa (west)
HAUSA    0630 - 0700 13610 kHz / 22 m ISSOUDUN Africa (west)
HAUSA    0630 - 0700 15275 kHz / 19 m ISSOUDUN Africa (west)
HAUSA    0630 - 0700 15560 kHz / 19 m MEYERTON Africa (west)
HAUSA    1300 - 1400 09830 kHz / 31 m SAO TOME Africa (west)
HAUSA    1300 - 1400 17800 kHz / 16 m ISSOUDUN Africa (west)
HAUSA    1300 - 1400 21780 kHz / 13 m DHABAYYA Africa (west)
HAUSA    1800 - 1900 09830 kHz / 31 m SAO TOME Africa (west)
HAUSA    1800 - 1900 15275 kHz / 19 m MADAGASCAR Africa (west)
HAUSA    1800 - 1900 17800 kHz / 16 m ISSOUDUN Africa (west)
SWAHILI  0300 - 0400 06125 kHz / 49 m MEYERTON Africa (east)
SWAHILI  0300 - 0400 11960 kHz / 25 m EREVAN Africa (east)
SWAHILI  1000 - 1100 15275 kHz / 19 m MADAGASCAR Africa (east)
SWAHILI  1000 - 1100 17710 kHz / 16 m MEYERTON Africa (east)
SWAHILI  1500 - 1600 15275 kHz / 19 m TRINCOMALEE Africa (east)
SWAHILI  1500 - 1600 17710 kHz / 16 m DHABAYYA Africa (east)
PASHTO  0800 - 0830 15640 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Afghanistan
PASHTO  0800 - 0830 17800 kHz / 16 m TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan
DARI        0830 - 0900 15640 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Afghanistan
DARI        0830 - 0900 17800 kHz / 16 m TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan
DARI       1330 - 1400 15215 kHz / 19 m TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan
DARI       1330 - 1400 15640 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Afghanistan
PASHTO 1400 - 1430 15215 kHz / 19 m TRINCOMALEE Afghanistan
PASHTO 1400 - 1430 15640 kHz / 19 m DHABAYYA Afghanistan


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