Monday, December 31, 2012

New free directory and database of radio stations on FM and AM in Asia

Radio Asia
 
Free directory and database of radio stations on FM and AM in Asia.
 
Directory of FM radio stations
 
 
Directory of AM radio stations on medium wave, tropical bands and shortwave
 
 
Hello radio listeners and enthusiasts, this free radio station directory shows quick & simple country by country radio station listings for countries in Asia, it enables a detailed look at national networks, regional and local radio stations. It often shows whenever possible detailed transmitter location data including map links to the transmitter sites, radio station website links are included as well. Our radio stations directory can be used as a reference or tool to identify or locate a certain radio station. The AM section shows a countrywide listing of reported or presumably active stations on longwave, mediumwave and shortwave, (closed or inactive, planned stations do not show up on the list, they are visible when logging in to the main FMLIST or MWLIST database). The FM section shows regional listings sorted by provinces or states, city or metro area listings are shown listing FM stations up to 160 km 100 miles around a city or larger town. Especially concerning the FM station section, just in case you happen see a new RDS radio station name on your radio display while tuning through your local FM band, please let us know, we are always interested in finding new RDS data as this is a very convenient way to locate or identify a radio station. Many efforts were undertaken in this database to provide as much detail as possible in our listings, if however any data or any weblinks are missing or any new radio stations are planned or launched, please report them to us.
 
This website is powered by the FMLIST & MWLIST database sites, as a free service for all radio enthusiasts, DXers and amateur radio operators (HAM).
 
Send your messages to fmlist@lorenzsoft.de
 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Summary of Shortwave cuts from 1st Jan 2013

Below is a summary of various SW and MW transmitter closures which are are mostly due to take effect from 1 January. This is summarised from reports which will be in January Communication (DX News and Medium Wave Report):

Croatia
Voice of Croatia is dropping SW, but continuing on MW 1134 kHz

Germany
Voice of Russia is dropping MW relays on 630 (Königslutter/Schepau), 1323 (Wachenbrunn), and 1431 (Dresden Wilsdruff). Only remaining German relay freq is 693 kHz (Berlin Zehlendorf)

Hungary
MR6 Régió Rádió closed on 22 December. A new station Radio Danko is using former MR6 frequencies of 1116, 1251, 1350 kHz with Hungarian and gipsy folk music and rural news (similar to Antena Satelor in Romania).

Norway
NRK Rost 675 kHz is closing - a planned closure announced some time ago.

Russia
-St Petersburg SW/MW site is closing (including MW 1494 kHz)
-Samara SW site is also reported to be closing.
-Mayak is closing on MW/LW throughout Russia
-Voice of Russia is reducing some of its SW/MW output across its
language services following budget cuts.

St Helena
Radio St Helena (MW 1548 kHz) closed on Christmas Day. It will be replaced by St Helena Broadcasting Corp on FM only.

Zambia
CVC 1Africa is dropping SW. (Had been scheduled on 13590 at 0600-2200 but 13590 has not been heard for several days, I suspect it has already been switched off)

The above is fairly grim news for short wave, though on the positive side there have been a couple of stations reactivating on SW recently - Radio Uganda on 4976 kHz and Bangladesh reactivated with a new SW transmitter earlier this year.

(Dave Kenny British DX Club, 29 December 2012, BDXC-UK yg via DX Listening Digest)

Five new DRM compatible 300 kW shortwave transmitters for Asia

Reading all this gloom & doom on the shortwave front here's something to cheer up for 2013...
 
 
 
 
No info on where these txers are headed for but my wild guess is Taiwan....yours ?
 

Friday, December 28, 2012

ABU supports World Radio Day 2013

13 February 2013 is the day proclaimed by UNESCO and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate radio as a strong, vital and necessary medium for society.

The ABU is part of the International Committee for the World Radio Day (WRD), constituted by agreement among the most representative broadcasting organisations that supported the implementation of World Radio Day within the UN and other international bodies.
 
More at :

Thursday, December 27, 2012

"Wavescan" CALLING AFRICA !

"Focus on Africa"

During the entire coming year, 2013, programming in the AWR DX program, "Wavescan", will be concentrated upon the radio broadcasting scene on the continent of Africa, including nearby islands and the Middle East. Tentative planning for the scheduling of radio features includes a historic rundown of an African radio station, large or small, as the the main opening topic every 3rd week. As follow on topics in the weekly half hour program, many additional African features will be presented, including interviews and on-the-spot recordings made by the program producer, Jeff White of Radio Miami International WRMI in Florida.

All of the African information that will be presented on air in "Wavescan" throughout the year 2013 will be under the title, "Focus on Africa", and the purpose for this year long emphasis is to encourage
the development of international radio broadcasting and shortwave listening throughout the African arena. The international DX program, "Wavescan" is researched and written in Indianapolis and produced by Jeff White in the studios of shortwave WRMI in Miami.

We here at "Wavescan" always welcome reception reports from our listeners, and we receive listener mail from some 100 countries throughout the world. All reception reports are verified with our QSL
cards through the postal system, and of course, some form of return postage is always appreciated.

In particular, we would welcome reception reports from listeners living in continental Africa and nearby areas. The international DX program "Wavescan" is the current name for the original DX program, "Radio Monitors International" that was launched from the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in 1975, as part of the shortwave scheduling of Adventist World Radio.

Dr. Adrian M. Peterson
Co-ordinator - International Relations & DX Editor
Adventist World Radio
N9GWY - Ex KA9YPQ

Saturday, December 22, 2012

AIR Medium wave transmissions remain popular despite FM Channels

RnM Team 20 Dec 12 11:32 IST

NEW DELHI: Despite the growing reach and popularity of FM Radio channels, the medium wave band transmissions of All India Radio are being received by 98.41 per cent of the population and 90.63 per cent of the area.
The MW transmissions are being provided through 146 MW transmitters of various capacities, according to AIR sources.

Read the RnM story at : http://tinyurl.com/bs5w7fy

QSL CALENDAR 2013

 
 
Hello DX-friends

The new QSL-Calendar 2013 is ready now ( titel att.) You can order now. This full colour art print calendar offers real treasures from our historical QSL archives, covering QSL cards from the 1930's to present. The calender is in English and costs 15 Euro including shipment world wide. We will give *DXers, DX Clubs, DX-Broadcasters and DX Organisations 20 percent*, ordering 20 copies or more.

We do all this non profit only to support DXing. The calendar is a beautifull X-mas gift, it is rare, unique and a special gift to business partners dealing with radio business.
 
All details at our website www.rmrc.de

Best 73
Harald Gabler

RMRC-CEO

(Rhein-Main-Radio-Club, Germany)

Voice of Indonesia revamps its website



Voice of Indonesia (VOI) has a new look english website at  :  http://en.voi.co.id/

Listeners can now submit reception reports at : http://en.voi.co.id/contact-us/reception-report

The evolution of VOI QSL Card posted on VOI facebook page : http://tinyurl.com/btbxakz

In the meantime VOI moved to new temporary place as VOI's old building will be demolished, pics at : http://tinyurl.com/cw9y6cr

Samara goes off air, TWR India Freq changes

Trans World Radio, India changes effective January 1st, 2013 :

NVS 6115 1500 1530 41 250 1234567 URDU (ex SAM)
NVS 7285 1600 1615 40 250 1234567 PASHTO (ex SAM)
NVS 7285 1615 1630 40 250 23456     PASHTO (ex SAM)
NVS 7285 1615 1630 40 250            7 DARI (ex SAM)
 
Short wave broadcasts from Samara will stop on December 31st, 2012. Broadcasts at 1500-1530 on 6115 kHz and 1600-1630 on 7285 kHz will be broadcast on same frequencies from Novosibirsk from January 1st, 2013.

Reports at : http://www.twr.in/technical_info.htm or info at twr dot in

Joint statement by seven international broadcasters

The following joint statement has been issued by seven international broadcasters, including the BBC.

We, the representatives of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [Australia], British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [United Kingdom], Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) [US], Deutsche Welle (DW) [Germany], Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) [Japan] and Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), have met in Berlin to discuss common concerns.

We find international journalism is facing unprecedented challenges from countries that seek to deny their own citizens access to information from outside their borders in violation of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states:

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

We call upon the world's nations to strengthen their commitment to Article 19 and to support expanded opportunities to share information across borders through digital and mobile technologies.

Yet we note with dismay that certain governments continue to control the flow of information. For example, China routinely blocks the Web and social media sites of our broadcasters and jams our shortwave signals, or Iran and Syria interfere with the satellite signals that carry our programs. Governments in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America also seek to control what their own citizens can see, hear and read.

Many of these actions, including intentional jamming of satellites, violate international regulations. We condemn them without reservation.

We also call attention to troubling new challenges to free expression. Some governments are seeking to enact far-reaching telecommunications regulations to stymie free speech.

At the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT) in Dubai, representatives of the world's nations have considered telecommunications rules that might explicitly apply to the Internet for the first time.

We cast a wary eye on such efforts to control the Internet, and we denounce efforts to identify and track Internet users in order to stifle free expression, inquiry and political activity.

We have agreed to increase, whenever possible, our support for efforts to circumvent Web censorship through the use of new and innovative hardware and software tools. We also agreed to increase our advocacy for Internet freedom.

(BBC Media Release)

Friday, December 21, 2012

SWR Christmas Special

Scandanavian Weekend Radio Christmas Special on 24th & 25th Dec 2012

Schedule & frequencies at : http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm

New info program on IRRS

Dear Listeners and Friends of IRRS-Shortwave,

It's the time of the year when we are usually summing up our activities, and deciding whether and how to follow up in the next. At the end of the year we will be having our annual board meeting, but I
can anticipate that we will continue broadcasting on Shortwave, focusing even more to far away countries, besides our usual targets in Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

Just before Christmas I would like to inform you of a new, exceptional news program that will be broadcasted effective Dec. 22, 2012 weekly each Saturday at 20:45 CET (19:45 UTC) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz Medium Wave. The program is a 15 minute program in French and English specifically created for Shortwave about issues related to Europe and interesting to our European audience. I will not reveal the name just now, just listen and send your reception report directly to the address that you hear on the air. They also QSL directly.
 
Lastly if you have not sent a reception report for our newly started Medium Wave broadcasts, we will sending out a special QSL card for reception reports received ONLY for broadcasts in the following time slots, as heard ONLY until Dec. 31, 2012:

- 20:00-21:00 UTC (21:00-22:00 CET) on 7290 kHz and 1368 kHz MW
- 06:00-07:00 UTC (07:00-08:00 CET) on 1368 kHz MW

Please do write us, tell us about our content, what you like and you do not like, besides technical quality, and send your email or letter to:

- email: reports@nexus.org - or:
- by snail mail to: IRRS, PO Box 10980, I-20110 Milano, Italy

All letters and comments are greatly appreciated, and help demonstrating to our broadcasters that Shortwave is still viable, and really help us to stay on the air.

During the Christmas and New Year break will be working on a new system to send QSL cards almost in real time. All those who sent a reception report recently will be notified by email on how to receive our new QSL card.

In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas time with your families, and a very Happy new year 2013 from all of us here in Milano.

73s,
Ron
--
Ron Norton NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
email: ron at nexus.org

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Radio Habana adds two hours of SW to Africa

As of December 3rd, 2012 Radio Havana Cuba has added 2 hours of   broadcasts directed towards Africa, on the frequency of 11880 kHz :

French 21:00 - 21:30 UTC on 11880 kHz
Portuguese 21:30 - 22:00 UTC on 11880 kHz
English 22:00 - 23:00 UTC on 11880 kHz

(Rosario Lafita Fernбndez, Head of Correspondence Dept., Radio Havana Cuba)

BBC Hindi now on ETV

Friday, December 14, 2012

Australian international broadcasting to remain permanently with the ABC

ABC's Managing Director Mark Scott announced that the country's international broadcasting will be merged into a new single organisation within the ABC.

More at : http://tinyurl.coDearm/at4rlke

Harris Corporation to Sell Broadcast Communications to The Gores Group for $225 Million

MELBOURNE, Florida, December 6, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has reached an agreement to sell Broadcast Communications to an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC for $225 million. The price includes $160 million in cash at closing, a $15 million subordinated promissory
note and an earnout of up to $50 million based on future performance. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory review and closing conditions and is expected to be completed in early calendar year 2013. On May 1, 2012, Harris announced plans to divest Broadcast Communications.

"The sale of Broadcast Communications reflects our strategy to optimize our business portfolio and focus on our core businesses," said William M. Brown, president and chief executive officer of Harris. "As previously communicated, we plan to repurchase up to $200 million of our shares after the deal closes. This is in addition to the $200 million of share repurchases already planned for fiscal 2013 and reflects our ongoing commitment to effectively deploy capital, including returning cash to shareholders."

"In Harris Broadcast Communications, we are investing in a proven technology leader with great products and a great team. We are excited to provide the capital and support to transition this division to a strong and independent company further enabling it to continue developing and delivering market leading technologies to its customers," said Ryan Wald, Managing Director of The Gores Group.

About The Gores Group
The Gores Group, LLC is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and
London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.

(Press Release)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Six DRM-configured Transmitters to be installed in India as part of transition to digital

 
India's public radio and television broadcaster Prasar Bharati has issued orders for six Nautel NX Series 300 kW medium wave transmitters configured for DRM30 transmission. The purchase is part of All India Radio's (AIR) plans to upgrade facilities throughout India to DRM30 digital broadcasting The DRM digitisation implementation will allow AIR to also use alternative platforms such as podcasting, SMS, webcasting and mobile service. AIR also intends to offer a 24-hour news channel along with other programming. Additional services such as Interactive Text Transmission and disaster warning alerts are also planned.

Hal Kneller, Nautel Regional Sales Manager – Europe and Africa. "As a member of the DRM Consortium executive and steering boards, it thrills me that Nautel has been chosen to bring India into the age of digital radio with this technology. Not only will listeners hear high quality sound on AM broadcasts, they will also enjoy many of the multi- media features that DRM has to offer. Millions of DRM receivers will now be in demand!"

"What a tremendous opportunity for the radio industry in India," said Peter Conlon, Nautel President and CEO. "Prasar Bharati and All India Radio have embarked on a project that will bring great flexibility and a world of possibilities to broadcasting in India. We look forward to working with AIR as they proceed with their digital deployment ."

Yogendra Pal, Hon. Chairman of the DRM India National Chapter, was also very pleased with the announcement: "This is excellent news and an important milestone in the prestigious digitisation initiative of the Indian Government and All India Radio. With the commissioning of these transmitters, radio listeners in the country will not only get extra content but also be able to enjoy a high quality service on MW ".

His words were echoed by Ruxandra Obreja, Chair of the DRM Consortium, who welcomed this grand-scale development; "When all these transmitters are on air, with the extra content that will be made available, India will be probably the largest digital radio country in the world. This roll-out should encourage chipset and receiver manufacturers to produce more DRM receivers. The Prasar Bharati announcement re-affirms All India Radio's commitment to digital technologies and proves that DRM has come of age".

(DRM Consortium Press Release)

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Voice of Russia listeners meet opens at New Delhi


Voice of Russia is organising a conference for radio listeners at Russian Science & Cultural Centre, New Delhi for listeners of Hindi, Bengali, Urdu & English service on 8th & 9th Dec, 2012 . The 7th All India Conference of the "Voice of Russia" opened on 8th Dec, 2012 (Sat) at 12 pm.
 
During the inauguration ceremony conference was addressed by Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director of Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Ms.Natalia Benyukh, Special Correspondent of Voice of Russia, H.E. Mr.Alexander Kadakin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India & Mr. Vinay Manik, Project Director of Fever FM. Representative of India's social institutions, University & All India Radio were also present & addressed the conference.
 
The second half of the conference was dedicated to Voice of Russia listeners wherein Voice of Russia delegates patiently listened to their audience, their reaction on programs & also to their criticisms and desires. During the conference prizes were distributed for the VOR competition held earlier this year. Earlier a panel discussion was also held in which Ms. Tatiana Kopylova of VOR Hindi Service, Mr. Vladimir Ivashin, Website in charge of VOR & Ms. Nirmal Bhatnagar, Dean, Dept. of Mass Communications, JIMS participated. A unique feature this year was mesmerising poetry recitation by three young poets, who are also listeners of VOR which left the audience spellbound.
 
This year Voice of Russia is celebrating 70 years of first broadcast in Hindi to India, which started in 1942, even before the independence of India !

 
Related :
India’s Radio Moscow clubs alive and kicking
 
 
VOR has vast Indian audience
 
 
 
Pics from Day 1 :

 
 
Nirmal Bhatnagar of JIMS Community Radio

Jayanta Chakraborty

Tatiana Kopylova of VOR Hindi Service

Krishna Murari Singh Kisan

Deepak Kumar, Delhi

Chunnilal Kaiwart



Gurmeet Singh

Ameer Ahmed










Ravi Srivastava from Allahabad

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Nautel Transmitters to be Used in World’s Largest Digital Radio Deployment

Nautel today announced that the company has been given the honor of participating in the world's largest digital radio deployment to date.India's Prasar Bharati has issued orders for six Nautel NX Series 300 kW medium wave transmitters configured for DRM30 transmission. The purchase is part of All India Radio's plans to upgrade facilities throughoutIndiato DRM30 digital broadcasting.
 
More at :

Special DRM broadcasts for Wavescan



The "Wavescan" DX program which is a joint production of NASB members Adventist World Radio and Radio Miami International, will be included in a new series of four DRM (digital) shortwave transmissions called "DRM Mix" sponsored by Spaceline in Bulgaria which will take place on 22, 23, 25 and 26 December, 2012. Wavescan will air from 17.00 - 17.30 UTC on those days. The frequency will be 9755 kHz from Bulgaria, covering Europe with 100 kW. Wavescan QSL cards are available for reception reports on these broadcasts. The program content will include information on the history of broadcasting in Bulgaria.

(via NASB FB Page)
 
Reception reports to wavescan at awr dot org

Thursday, December 06, 2012

BBC DRM SW transmission on 7th Dec 2012

On 7th December BBC DRM SW transmission from the Ascension Island on 21750 kHz between 1200 and 1500 Brazilian time (1000 and 1300 UTC)

(@drmdigitalradio on twitter)

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Radio listening remains steady

Arbitron announced highlights from its December 2012 RADAR 115 National Radio Listening Report. The report shows radio's audience holding steady year over year, reaching more than 241 million listeners, or more than 92% of the U.S. population, on an average weekly basis.
 

Wooden radio broadcasts sustainable message

An Indonesian designer and woodcrafter has transformed a grass-roots craft shop into a model of green, sustainable business practice. Singgih Susilo Kartono is the brains behind a company called Magno which produces stylish hand-made wooden radios, now in households all over the world. Tara Cleary reports

UN Concerned Over DR Congo Jamming Radio Okapi Transmissions

The United Nations on Monday expressed concerns over a recent decision by the media-monitoring authority in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to jam signals of the U.N.-backed Radio Okapi amid an ongoing armed rebellion in the country's east.

The Congolese government suspended transmissions by Radio Okapi on November 30 after the broadcaster failed to submit its program schedule to the Superior Audiovisual and Communications Council (CSAC), which is mandatory under the country's legal system.

More at :

Related :

Rwanda: UN Protests Suspension of Radio Okapi

Monday, December 03, 2012

SAQ Xmas transmission

From the SAQ homepage:

SAQ Transmissions

Transmission on Christmas Eve 24 December

We plan for a traditional transmission on Christmas Eve Monday 24 December. We plan to start the transmitter at 07:30 UTC and will be on air a few minutes later. A message will be sent at 08:00 UTC. The frequency is 17.2 kHz CW.

QSL-reports are kindly received:
QSL reports can be given via:

- E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
- or fax to: +46-340-674195
- or via SM bureau
- or direct by mail to: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72, S-432 98 Grimeton, SWEDEN

Note: SAQ is a member of the Swedish Amateur Association (SSA) and "QSL via bureau" is OK.
--
vy 73 + gd DX,

Michael


RX: ICOM R75, SDR-IQ, Perseus
Antenna: Wellbrook ALA 1530, Mini-Whip
Location: Roschbach, Germany N 49°15' E 8°07' / Locator JN49bf

ENDBH & NANDBH editor

------------------------------------
NDB LIST INFORMATION PAGE (Members Area/Awards/Listening Events pages):

(Michael Oexner via ndb list)

KBC Goes DRM !



Another Mighty KBC surprise !
 
The Mighty KBC goes DRM again on 22, 23, 25 & 26 of December 2012. KBC Going Globally Show will be repeated in DRM as well.
 
100 kW from Kostinbrod (Sofia) Bulgaria and a curtain antenna, on 9755 kHz DRM Mix 1600 - 1800 UTC.
 

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Radio Okapi transmissions suspended

Congo-Kinshasa: United Nations Protest Suspension of Radio Okapi By CSAC

Kinshasa — The United Nations Organization Mission Stabilization in the Democratic Republic of Congo expresses deep disappointment at a decision taken by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication (CSAC) on 30 November to suspend the transmissions of Radio Okapi.

"This is particularly unfortunate given the current very sensitive and difficult situation in North Kivu province", says Roger Meece, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC, MONUSCO.

More at :

Related :

Where Have All the Towers Gone?

 
Story of shortwave transmitters formerly at the HCJB Global site in Pifo, Ecuador

http://www.hcjb.org/hcjb-global-news/latin-america/where-have-all-the-towers-gone.html

Friday, November 30, 2012

DRM Log - BBC 5845 29 Nov 2012



BBC English

2012-11-29 1715 Z 0 h 44 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 22.4 dB avg SNR 99.7 % audio

North Korea to resume anti-South propaganda broadcasts

N. Korea to Resume Airing Anti-South Korean Programs in Dec

The North's anti-South Korea propaganda Web site uriminzokkiri.com said it plans to air a program titled "Echoes of Unification" three times a day starting on December first.

More at :

Related :
N. Korea's anti-South propaganda Web site to begin broadcasting this week

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2012/11/29/0401000000AEN20121129009500315.HTML

Sei-ichi Hasegawa via DXLD list ...

Acc. to Jajuminbo net. web (Korean)
http://www.jajuminbo.net/sub_read.html?uid=11246
"Echo of Unification" from Dec.1
2200-2400UT 648, 1080, 3970, 6250kHz and 97.8MHz FM
0400-0600
1200-1400
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUsZlscjiI de Hiroshi
Receive on 6250,1080 and 684kHz, but cannot confirm 3970kHz on Nov.30
(S.Hasegawa via DXLD list)
 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

REE stops analog broadcasting on shortwave to Europe and North America but retains DRM

REE deja de emitir en onda corta para Europa y América del Norte.

Tras dejar de escuchar algunas emisiones de REE, se confirma que desde ayer lunes 26 de noviembre, REE (Radio Exterior de España) ha dejado de emitir en onda corta para Europa y América del norte, desde Noblejas y Cariari, solo quedan las emisiones en DRM. Para el resto de emisiones en onda corta se ha bajado la potencia de transmisión. Ha sido una sorpresa para todos.

Saludos
José Bueno
Córdoba, España
-------------------

English Translation

After stop listening some REE emissions confirms that from Monday 26 November, REE (Radio Exterior de Espana) has stopped broadcasting on shortwave to Europe and North America, from Noblejas and Cariari, emissions are only DRM. For other shortwave is lowered transmission power. It was a surprise to everyone.

Regards
José Bueno
Cordoba, Spain

(Via dx_india yg, translated by google)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DRM Log - BBC Eng, 5845 kHz, 26 Nov


2012-11-26 1632 Z 1 h 26 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 21.5 dB avg SNR 99.7 % audio #drmlog



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Monday, November 26, 2012

DX RE MIX NEWS # 757

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 757 from Georgi Bancov & Ivo Ivanov. Date: Sun Nov.25,2012
Also visit:<swldxbulgaria.blogspot.com>, sections "DXPeditions" and "VIDEO"
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GERMANY(non) Some MBR changes:

Frequency changes of Bible Voice Broadcasting Network from Nov.24:
0800-0830 NF 7220 WER 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu English Sun, ex 5945
0800-0845 NF 7220 WER 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu English Sat, ex 5945

Brother Stair/The Overcomer Ministry TOM, new additional transmissions:
1100-1300 on 15565 TRM 250 kW / 060 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun fron Nov.3

JAPAN Frequency change of Shiokaze Sea Breeze in various languages*:

1330-1430 NF 6135 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE , ex 5910 (altenat.5985)
2000-2100 on 6110 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE no change (alt.5910/5965)
* Jap Mon/Wed/Thu; Chi/Kor Tue; Eng Fri; Kor/Jap Sat; Jap/Kor Sun

POLAND(non) Frequency change of Polish Radio External Service:

1630-1730 NF 6000*SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Polish
1730-1830 NF 6000*SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Belorussian
1830-1900 NF 6000 SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Russian
* strong QRM in Moscow and Minsk from RRI in Romanian 1700-1757 on 5995!!!

SOUTH KOREA No transmissions of KBS World in Spanish to Europe:

0600-0700 on 6045 WOF or KIM. Checking on Nov.19-25 and no signal

USA(non) Frequency changes of IBB:

Radio Liberty in Tajik:
0100-0300 NF 9955 UDO 250 kW / 316 deg to CeAs, ex 7275 LAM

Deewa Radio in Pashto:
0100-0400 NF 9545 BIB 100 kW / 088 deg to WeAs, ex 9955 UDO
0100-0400 NF 12005 IRA 250 kW / 340 deg to WeAs, ex 11895 IRA

Voice of America in Farsi:
0230-0330 NF 7360 WER 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on 7400 WER
0230-0330 on 9445 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on 9445 LAM
0230-0330 on 9495 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on same BIB

Radio Liberty in Uzbek:
0300-0400 NF 9855 LAM 100 kW / 077 deg to CeAs, ex 13790 PHT

Radio Free Asia in Chinese

0300-0400 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450

Radio Liberty in Russian

1600-1700 NF 9840 BIB 100 kW / 063 deg to EaEu, ex 5930 LAM
1700-1800 NF 9840 BIB 100 kW / 063 deg to EaEu, ex 9405 LAM

Radio Farda in Farsi

1700-1900 NF 12035 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 13615 LAM

USA(and non) Winter B-12 of Radio Taiwan International via Okeechobee:

0000-0100 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Cantonese/Hakka
0100-0200 on 11565 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Spanish
2200-2300 on 6115 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to NoAm English
2200-2300 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm English
2300-2400 on 9690 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to CARB Spanish
2300-2400 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Chinese

USA(non) Full winter B-12 of WYFR Family Radio, sorted by time:

1100-1200 on 6220 HUW 100 kW / 265 deg to SEAs Burmese
1100-1200 on 11520 BAJ 100 kW / 180 deg to SEAs Tagalog
1100-1300 on 6240 BAJ 100 kW / 310 deg to EaAs Chinese
1100-1300 on 9280 PAO 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Chinese
1300-1400 on 7540 TAI 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Vietnamese
2200-2245 on 17575 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2300-0045 on 13695 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
2300-0100 on 11565 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2300-0400 on 6115 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to NoAm English
0000-0145 on 5985 YFR 100 kW / 181 deg to SoAm Spanish
0100-0145 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Spanish
0100-0200 on 11825 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
0200-0400 on 6875 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Spanish
0200-0400 on 9930 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to CARB Spanish

Drastic cuts of transmissions in different languages via overseas relays.

CANCELLED ALL TRANSMISSIONS VIA MBR,BABCOCK,MADAGASCAR AND CIS COUNTRIES:

1200-1300 on 13690 TRM 250 kW / 075 deg to SEAs Tagalog
1200-1300 on 17570 DHA 250 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Thai
1300-1400 on 12130 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Nepali
1300-1400 on 15750 KCH 250 kW / 116 deg to SEAs Burmese
1300-1400 on 17735 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kannada
1300-1400 on 17810 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Telugu
1300-1500 on 17510 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Bengali
1400-1500 on 9440 TAC 200 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Assamese
1400-1500 on 9855 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Marathi
1400-1500 on 13605 TRM 250 kW / 335 deg to CeAs Uzbek
1400-1500 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Malayalam
1400-1500 on 15325 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Oriya
1400-1500 on 15455 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Urdu
1400-1500 on 15520 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Hindi
1400-1500 on 15680 WER 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Sindhi
1400-1500 on 17810 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Tamil
1400-1600 on 7550 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Punjabi
1400-1600 on 15650 NAU 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Hindi
1500-1600 on 9380 KCH 250 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Pashto
1500-1600 on 11610 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English
1500-1600 on 11995 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English
1500-1600 on 13630 WER 500 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Gujarati
1500-1600 on 15370 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Tamil
1500-1600 on 15470 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Marathi
1500-1600 on 15680 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Kannada
1600-1700 on 6175 MEY 250 kW / 076 deg to SEAf Malagasy
1600-1700 on 9380 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Urdu
1600-1700 on 9590 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to EaAf Swahili
1600-1700 on 11740 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs English
1600-1700 on 11955 WER 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian
1600-1700 on 11995 NAU 250 kW / 125 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-1700 on 13660 ISS 500 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Oromo
1600-1700 on 15160 ISS 500 kW / 131 deg to EaAf Amharic
1700-1800 on 6045 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Amharic
1700-1800 on 7385 MDC 050 kW / 310 deg to EaAf English
1700-1800 on 7395 MDC 250 kW / 275 deg to CeAf English
1700-1800 on 9430 SKN 300 kW / 110 deg to SEEu Turkish
1700-1800 on 9800 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian
1700-1800 on 9810 WER 250 kW / 120 deg to N/ME Arabic
1700-1800 on 11690 WER 100 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic
1700-1800 on 11975 WOF 250 kW / 128 deg to EaAf Somali
1700-1800 on 17545 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English
1800-1900 on 5885 MEY 100 kW / 015 deg to SoAf English
1800-1900 on 9770 WOF 250 kW / 102 deg to SEEu Turkish
1800-1900 on 9840 WER 250 kW / 150 deg to NEAf Arabic
1800-1900 on 9895 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to CEAf English
1800-1900 on 11665 WER 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf English
1800-1900 on 11875 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf Igbo
1800-2000 on 7395 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to EaAf English
1830-1930 on 17550 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa
1830-1930 on 17660 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf French
1900-2000 on 3955 MEY 100 kW / 076 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1900-2000 on 5935 MEY 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1900-2000 on 9500 WER 250 kW / 150 deg to NoAf Arabic
1900-2000 on 9695 NAU 500 kW / 210 deg to WeAf French
1900-2000 on 9805 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Swahili
1900-2000 on 9885 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to SoAf English
1900-2000 on 11665 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf Yoruba
1900-2100 on 6020 MDC 050 kW / 255 deg to SoAf English
2000-2100 on 9490 WER 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf Arabic
2000-2100 on 9500 WER 500 kW / 205 deg to WeAf French
2000-2200 on 15195 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf English
2100-2200 on 6010 WER 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf Arabic
2100-2200 on 7305 WER 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf French
2200-2400 on 11615 GUF 500 kW / 170 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2200-2400 on 15280 GUF 500 kW / 215 deg to SoAm Spanish

(Ivo Ivanov)

Thomson Broadcast Radio Business renamed as Ampegon

With the official registration of the new brand "Ampegon" at the registration office in Baden, Switzerland the name change of the former Thomson Broadcast AG and its sister companies has been
completed. Thomson Broadcast AG is now Ampegon AG and Thomson Broadcast GmbH, Germany, became Ampegon Antenna Systems GmbH.

The Australian Sales office will be renamed to Ampegon AG (Australia) and the Beijing operations will be renamed within the coming months to Ampegon Science & Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Ampegon will serve the global Radio Transmission markets including Scientific Applications and Green Technologies with a complete product range tailored to all needs of their customers.

At the occasion of the official registration of Ampegon the new website of the company has been launched at http://www.ampegon.com.

The first public appearance of the company under the new name and logo will be at Broadcast Exhibitions and Conferences in 2013, starting with BES India at the end of January in Delhi.

DRM Logs - 25th Nov 2012


BBC English

2012-11-24 1633 Z 1 h 25 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 21.1 dB avg SNR 99.5 % audio #drmlog



BBC Hindi

2012-11-25 1403 Z 0 h 28 m 28N/77E 5845kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 20.9 dB avg SNR 99.9 % audio #drmlog


All India Radio

2012-11-25 0857 Z 2 h 13 m 28N/77E 6100 kHz #VIVIDHBHARTI_DRM #DR111 14.9 dB avg SNR 95.7 % audio #drmlog #AkashvaniAIR


All India Radio

2012-11-25 1114 Z 1 h 00 m 28N/77E 6100 kHz #VIVIDHBHARTI_DRM #DR111 14.0 dB avg SNR 90.7 % audio #drmlog #AkashvaniAIR

Sunday, November 25, 2012

AIB appoints Amitabh Srivastava as regional head in South Asia

The Association for International Broadcasting has today announced that it has appointed Amitabh Srivastava as its regional head in South Asia. This appointment is the first of a series of expansions of AIB's work in a number of regions of the world.

More at :
http://www.aib.org.uk/aib-appoints-amitabh-srivastava-as-regional-head-in-south-asia/

DRM Log - The Disco Palace, 12115 kHz, 1541 UTC, 24th Nov


2012-11-24 1541 Z 0 h 47 m 28N/77E 12115 kHz 18.0 dB avg SNR 96.1 % audio


Comments at alokeshgupta@gmail.com

Voice of Russia listeners meet at Delhi


Voice of Russia is organising a conference for radio listeners at Russian Science & Cultural Centre, New Delhi. The conference is open to Voice of Russia listeners of Hindi, Bengali, Urdu & English service. The 7th All India Conference of the "Voice of Russia" will be held as following :

Date :
Dec 08, 2012 (Sat) - Inauguration at 12 pm IST
Dec 09, 2012 (Sun) - 4.00 pm IST

Venue :
The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC)
24, Feroz Shah Road
New Delhi 110001.
Tel. (+95) 011 23329102 (03)
Fax (+95) 011 2373 7786

More info about The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi

Details at VOR Hindi website :

Saturday, November 24, 2012

AIR Mangalore to go digital, increases broadcast hours

Being amongst the first stations to go DRM, AIR Mangalore will change its transmission to digital within the next year. The shift is already in process to improve the quality of transmission and geographical area of coverage.

Read the RnM story here :
Related :

AIR, Mangalore extends morning broadcast timings

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tony Hall appointed new BBC director general

The chief executive of the Royal Opera House and the BBC's former director of news, Tony Hall, has been appointed the corporation's new director general.
 
More at :

KTWR Guam DRM test txn for DRM India platform workshop on 22nd Nov

KTWR, Guam will be testing in DRM mode on Thursday 22nd Nov 2012 at 0915-0930 UTC on 15240 kHz, Power = 75 kW directed towards India for DRM India platform workshop at New Delhi.

Related :

Audio recording made by Tudor, Gura Humorului, Romania)
http://youtu.be/WM70P1o3PyM

Reception video at Hokkaido, Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdutlSzHeRk&feature=youtu.be

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jamming TV satellite broadcasts: Who is doing it, and how?

There has been an increase in the number of complaints about the jamming of satellite TV signals around the world. Broadcasters such as the BBC, Voice of America, France 24, Deutsche Welle and Al-Jazeera have all seen transmissions of their international programmes jammed recently.
 
Have a look at at his video produced by BBC Monitoring ...
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20344823

Related :

Satellite and internet jamming rises as broadcast industry seek to uphold UN Article 19

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/201112wsjammingconference.html

Saturday, November 17, 2012

US Military distributes Kaito KA505 for Afghan locals

The U.S. military is still trying to get Afghans to listen to its weather reports, warnings of suspected IED locations, and propaganda – that's why it's buying another 21,000 hand-cranked radios to give away to Afghan locals.

KBC Radio extra's on 22-25 Dec 2012

The Mighty KBC Blasting Out Of Your Tranny!!

The extra frequencies and transmitters for 22, 23, 25 and 26 December are:

EU (German time) UTC +1
9835 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, Non Directional, 125 kW

USA (East Coast time) UTC -5
21600 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, 300°, 250 kW

Asia (Vietnam time) UTC +7 / Australia (Sydney time) UTC +11
15470 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, 75°, 250 kW

And on 22, 23 December we also have our 6095 transmitter on the air as well with 100 kW 09.00 - 16.00 UTC. During weekdays we also have The Mighty 6095 on the air between 09.00 - 11.00 UTC with 100kW.

FRS-Holland will again take to the air next Sunday November 18th

Dear FRS Friends,

I N V I T A T I O N

Following our October 28th broadcast three weeks ago, FRS-Holland will again take to the air next Sunday November 18th. Between 09:00- 10:30 UTC / 10:00- 11:30 CET both 30 min. editions of FRS goes DX will be repeated as well as the FRS Golden Show. The latter suffered from heavy interference from a legal station on 7600 kHz during the October broadcast.

Our next full broadcast will be over the Holiday Season. Either on Sunday December 23rd or on Sunday December 30th FRS-Holland will continue a long time tradition. And that means we invite you- the listener– to participate. Forward your very own personal Season's Greetings to the Free Radio Service Holland and we will make sure it'll be read out during our broadcast. You can dedicate your greetings to friends etc. but you can also make a 'general' NY Greeting. It can be written or (preferably!) taped (cassette, CD, MD or MP3 file) and send to P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.
Of course the easy & quick way is by sending an e-mail to <frs@frsholland.nl >. You can add something special to our December broadcast by participating. So….don't hesitate and take part in the FRS Seasonal Party that day. It'll be great fun. Make sure your contribution reaches us in time....before December 9th. We are looking forward hearing from you !!! Tune in December...it'll be worth while!!! Go and tell your friends...

In December FRSH will be on 7600//5800 kHz for at least 5 hours. Pxs will be presented by Jan van Dijk doing the German show. Dave Scott will be playing classic rock and has a few interesting radio related items. we are very happy that Roger Davis (Britain Radio Int.) has joined the FRS ranks. He will be hosting his debut show....it'll be another classic FRS Golden Show with great (and rare!) 60s/ 70s stuff as well as a feature on a landbased pirate radio station from years gone by. Peter Verbruggen will look back to what happened in the past (Day Calendar) en plays a mix of 80s/90s/00s records in FRS Magazine. He will also host FRS Goes DX with the latest news from the wonderful world of wireless .
During the programmes we will read out October mail and Season's Greetings. There also is the Phrase that Pays'. FRS will most likely commence at 07.52 UTC/ 08.52 CET . Most likely that day FRS will likely also be heard via the Internet. Very soon we will inform you about the definitive date: December 23rd or December 30th....

Good listening next Sunday!
 
73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS staff)

a Balance between Music & Information joined to one Format....
FRS-Holland
POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

Friday, November 16, 2012

Radio looks to cut through AM’s static

Since a car radio was put in a dashboard in 1930, there's been an AM radio in every automobile rolling off assembly lines. But in the upcoming model year a car will be arriving on dealer lots with an FM-only receiver. It's symbolic of the challenges facing AM broadcasters in 2012.

Read more at :

Hamfest India 2012

The HAM festival comes back to Chennai after a gap of 10 years !
 
The event promises to be very exciting and rewarding for Ham community and the public. Activities like Foxhunt, public awareness, field day, amboree on air, Information on Ham radio repeaters, cultural programs, Great food etc.The grand gala event has been planned to be held at AVM Rajeswari Hall, Dr RK Salai, Chennai, on Dec 15 and 16 of 2012.

KBC Radio tests again in digital mode on 18th Nov

At The Mighty KBC, we have been experimenting with digital text modes during our Sunday 0000-0200 UTC broadcast on 9450 kHz. Text via shortwave can be a useful substitute if the Internet is disrupted or blocked.

To decode the digital text transmissions, we suggest that you download FLDIGI from www.w1hkj.com. Please also download FLMSG, because we will use it on our 25 November broadcast.

On 18 November, the first text transmission at about 0130 UTC will be in three modes simultaneously. On the "waterfall," PSKR125 will be centered at 1000 Hz, DominoEX 16 at 1500 Hz, and MFSK32 at 2000 Hz. Decode one of the modes from your radio, then decode the others from
your recording.

Just before 0200 UTC, The Mighty KBC program schedule will be sent as a web page. Two modes will be available: PSKR250 on the left, and MFSK64 on the right. Decode one from the radio, and the other from your recording.
 
(KBC Radio on FB)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eritrea: Judicial Enquiry Launched in Paris Over Jamming of Eritrean Radio Station

Reporters Without Borders filed a complaint with the public prosecutor in Paris on 6 November 2012 accusing persons unknown of acts of piracy against Radio Erena, an Eritrean exile radio station based in Paris which broadcasts by satellite to the Horn of Africa and which is backed by Reporters Without Borders.

More at :

DRM to Celebrate Indian Platform Activity with Workshop in New Delhi

India is one of the leading countries in introducing DRM through an ambitious roll-out plan spearheaded by the public broadcaster, All India Radio (AIR). The progress has been good but the successful take-up of Digital Radio for the millions of radio listening Indians will depend on: affordable receivers, sufficient digital broadcasts, effective marketing and good content.

With the endorsement of AIR, the DRM Consortium launched an "Indian DRM Chapter" (Platform) in February 2011. Its focus is to support the digital roll-out in India.

The Platform, which meets virtually every month in order to exchange information and share in the latest development, is to hold a DRM Workshop at the LaLit Hotel in New Delhi on November 22 offer an opportunity to all interested parties and stakeholders to hear how the DRM transmissions in India have been progressing, to get the latest DRM news from all over the world and receive an update on the All India Radio digital roll-out.

Mr Yogendra Pal, the Honorary Chair of the India Platform is looking forward to this meeting of the India Platform: "The meeting of the Indian Platform members is long overdue. Though we share information virtually all the time there is no better way to get the latest information and contribute to the successful introduction of DRM in India, than meeting face to face."

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chair, is keen that this event should be open and welcoming to anyone interested: "DRM needs to go beyond the transmission sites and excite radio manufacturers, content-makers and listeners now. As you know, the DRM India Platform is open to membership from other broadcasters, digital chip, module and receiver manufacturers, transmission companies, distributors and retailers. On the 22nd we will all meet and take the project forward."

For more information on the event on November 22nd please write to : projectoffice@drm.org

About DRM
 
Dgital Radio Mondiale TM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III. DRM provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services. DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called 'DRM30') provides large coverage areas and low power consumption. The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30 MHz ('DRM+') uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signalling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode optimized for those bands.

(Press Release)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In 5 minutes from now .....Radio United to mark 90 years of the BBC

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has prepared a special composition to be
broadcast simultaneously on all BBC Radio stations this afternoon to
celebrate 90 years of BBC broadcasting.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9678178/Damon-Albarn-broadcast-to-mark-90-years-of-the-BBC.html

AWR now on FM band in India

Historic First Radio Program Aired in India
 
November 13, 2012 11:30
 
by Shelley Nolan Freesland
AWR Communication Director
 
Today [November 12, 2012], a Seventh-day Adventist program was broadcast for the first time on FM radio in India. The program was produced by Adventist World Radio (AWR) in the Telugu language, and was aired on a station in Hyderabad, India. The name of the program is Avennel, which means The Dawn in Telugu.
 
Adventist World Radio has just signed a contract with a broadcast agency for an initial series of 11 Telugu programs. Additional broadcasts in Hindi and English will follow in other large cities, such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, and others, as resources permit.
 
Hyderabad – known as India's "cyber capital" – is a city of more than nine million people and has the largest Muslim population in India. After China, India is the second most-populated country in the world.
 
"This is a very significant step to reach the large cities in India, which comes after two years of intensive work negotiating with related agencies and preparing the programs," says AWR president Dowell Chow. "Thanks to God and our faithful supporters, we are now blessed to be able to witness the opening of a new window of opportunity to reach the people of India with the gospel of salvation."
 
This first program went on the air at 5:30 p.m. local time in Hyderabad. AWR currently broadcasts programs for Indian listeners in 13 languages, through shortwave radio, on demand, and podcasts.
 
(AWR)

Jose Jacon via dx_india yg ...

According to info received from AWR office, Pune, India the schedule of the new AWR broadcast via All India Radio, Hyderabad is as follows:

Vividh Bharathi, All India Radio, Hyderabad 102.8 MHz 10 kW
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday : 5.30 pm IST (1200 UTC)
Telugu language.
 

Prince Edward Island DXpedition 2012

Howe Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada (46°19'N 62°22'W)
October 28 - November 2, 2012

http://www.bamlog.com/howebaydx.htm

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Australia, India ink broadcasting partnership pact

New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and India's Public Broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, will help to build a much stronger people-to-people and media partnership between our two countries', said Australian Minister for the Arts and Regional Development Simon Crean following a meeting today with Jawhar Sircar, the CEO of Prasar Bharati.

Read more at :

KBC 9450 kHz special test of digital text

The Mighty KBC will test to the USA on Sunday 11 November 2012 at 0000 - 0200 UTC on 9450 kHz !

Please join the Mighty KBC for a test of a digital text sent via a shortwave broadcast transmitter. This will take place during the next transmission to North America, Sunday 0000-0200 UTC, at approximately 0130 and just before the end of the broadcast at 0200.

All you need is a basic shortwave receiver (no SSB mode is necessary), and a basic personal computer. Using a patch cord, you will feed the radio out of the earphone jack (or line out) of your radio into the microphone jack of your PC. If you don't have a patch cord, you can try placing the speaker of your radio close to the built-in microphone of a laptop PC.

You will also need software. There are several freeware or shareware programs used by the amateur radio community that decode digital text modes. One is FLDIGI, available from http://www.w1hkj.com .

After installing FLDIGI, pull down the Configure menu, then click Sound Card, and select the soundcard your PC is using. You might also have to adjust your audio settings. In Windows 7, left click twice on the speaker icon in the lower right of PC display, then click Options, then click Properties, then click Recording, then click the input that works. Other operating systems will have different procedures. A good way to test your audio settings is to try to decode the radio amateurs using the PSK31 mode on 14070 kHz.

For the test digital text transmissions on Sunday, The Mighty KBC will be using the QPSK125 mode. On your software, your cursor should be centered on 1500 Hertz, where you will see the "waterfall" of the QPSK125 signal. You can decode the transmission while you receive it, or record the transmission and decode from the recording. The latter will give you more opportunities to perfect the technique.

The test to be transmitted will be a formatted html file. Copy it from <html> to (and including) </html>, and paste it to a text editor (such as Notepad in Windows). Save the file, using any file name, with the suffix .htm or .html. Then open the file in any web browser. If all goes well, this might be the first time you receive a shortwave radio broadcast in color !

In the future, an app will be developed to make this process simpler!

(KBC Mailing List)