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

Comments at alokeshgupta@gmail.com

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

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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