Saturday, April 27, 2013

Silicon Labs Introduces the First Single-Chip Digital Radio Receivers for Consumer Electronics

New Si468x FM Receivers Leverage Software-Defined Radio to Support HD Radio™ and DAB/DAB+ for Portable and Home Audio Products
 
Press release at :


The product overview mentions it also supports DRM30 :

AIR Chinsurah testing in simulcast mode


All India Radio, Chinsurah (near Kolkata) is testing its new 1000 kW DRM compatible Thomson transmitter. Test txn is simulcast mode carrying FM Rainbow program noted in 594 kHz AM & 604 kHz DRM around 1030 IST (0500 UTC).

(Sudipta Ghose, Kolkata)

New tests of Radio Spaceshuttle

Good morning--- Radio Spaceshuttle has made lots of calculation (=drinked few beers), more massive investigations (=much more beeeeer, hic)... and has got strange results....

1. We are working to have more radio propagation tests and have learned that our 19mb frequency is quite good in many cases for longer skips... Mosts tests might be realized on SSB mode

2. But wishing we can have few transmissions also a bit higher bands (during May and June)... That means perhaps tests on 15 or 16 mb (17,5 or 19 MHz area) .... So we are building a new antenna somewhere of these areas.

3. Propagation also changes, so results are different in May and in June.

4.Our wish is to reach better results in Oceanian area- main target Australia, but also in all Far-East area. (Japan and New-Zealand seems to be a challenge to us that time, but would like to have listeners also there, please!). So more activity from listeners in whole Far-East area and ALL COUNTRIES there is wanted- Please tell us if you can try to listen R Spaceshuttle.

5.We did see we might have propagation also in different parts of AFRICA in some times. But now I would like to knnow if there is any listeners to try us? (In different parts of The continent) Please tell me if you are interested try to listen us in there? 

6.We have find best times to reach South and Central-American areas as well, but mostly our signal will be quite weak in there. (Best chances might be June than on May). But wishing also know persons who are willing try to listen us also in that area!

7. North-America might be even more challenge during these months to us... We studied that there might be some hours when it might be wotrth of try WESTERN and SOUTHERN parts of USA.... So, if you are that area, please give us info if you could try our signals in there. 

8. All remarks of Europe (especially it's eastern side and south), Meditterranean area are of cource ALWAYS very wanted! Tell your possibilieties to try and report our tests, please! 

9. Our near area service shall return as well soon, perhaps on 48mb, but might be 41 mb as well. (And to 31 mb ocassional transmissions). So, please drop few lines of your interests to our e-mail spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com , please!

Best greetings,
Dick and test-comity of Radio Spaceshuttle

PS. We shall send our test plans for your area after your contacts. Our motto isd "Please tell your friend that Radio Spaceshuttle is back on air again"

27th April 2013 - Hi, a test with our old frequency 15880 kHz USB starting soon: 05:30-07:00 UTC towards NORTH-AFRICA, SOUTHERNN EUROPE AND NEAR-EAST

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ampegon develops photovoltaic power plants at existing transmitter sites

World's first concept to use large antenna fields as ideal places for power plants around the globe

Turgi/Schifferstadt, April 5, 2013. Ampegon, leading supplier of radio broadcast transmitters and antenna systems is opening a new business in Green Technologies: The essential reduction of CO2 emissions is one of the greatest challenges of the future. Ampegon is developing a unique solution to transfer vast areas into photovoltaic (PV) power plants without consuming valuable additional space.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

AIR Barmer testing new 20 KW tx on 1458 kHz

Early this morning from 1910 UTC (mid night 0040 IST), while tuning across the MW band I heard Hindi songs continuously on 1458 kHz without any announcements for many hours.

Two AIR stations are using this freq viz Bhagalpur & Barmer. Today morning when I contacted AIR Bhagalpur they informed it was not their station. However AIR Barmer in Rajasthan confirmed that it was their station testing new 20 kW transmitter !

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad)

TWR INDIA A13 Frequency change

TWR INDIA A13 Frequency Change effective 22nd April 2013

TAC 1315-1515 UTC 12160 (ex 11930)
KCH 1515-1615 UTC 12160 (ex 11930)
LOC FREQ START STOP CIRAF PWR AZI SLEW ANT DAYS LANGUAGE
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TAC 12160 1315 1330 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  23456  DOGRI
TAC 12160 1315 1430 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5 1     7 HINDI
TAC 12160 1330 1400 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  23456  HINDI
TAC 12160 1400 1415 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  2 456  HINDI
TAC 12160 1400 1415 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5   3     AWADHI
TAC 12160 1415 1430 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  23456  GARHWALI
TAC 12160 1430 1445 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5 1234567 HINDI
TAC 12160 1445 1515 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5 1       PUNJABI
TAC 12160 1445 1515 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  234567 HINDI
KCH 12160 1515 1545 41 300 98  0  4/8/0.8 1234567 PUNJABI
KCH 12160 1545 1615 41 300 98  0  4/8/0.8  23456  PUNJABI

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AIR Chennai testing in DRM mode



Arun Kumar Narasimhan, SW listener from Chennai spotted DRM test transmission by AIR Chennai C last week.

Transmission was observed in simulcast mode with analog channel on 783 kHz & DRM channel on 793 kHz (500 watts) using a newly installed DRM transmitter. DRM channel is carrying Vividh Bharati program.

Tentative test schedule for DRM txns (this is not a fixed schedule) :

0730-1030 IST
1630-1930 IST

Transmission to Cuba Continue Despite Fire

Martí Radio, TV and Web Transmissions to Cuba Continue After Newsroom Fire

Miami, FL, April 22, 2013 - U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba continued Monday after a trashcan fire forced the temporary evacuation of the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami Sunday afternoon.
 
The building housing Radio and Television Martí and the Martinoticias.com website, on NW 77th Avenue in Miami, sustained damage due to an accidental fire caused by a lighted cigarette left in a container in a designated smoking area outside the building. Heat from the blaze caused windows to break in the Martí newsroom. Smoke entered the building and automatically set off building sprinklers. No one was injured.
 
"We are grateful to the firefighters and other officials who responded so quickly to the situation," said Carlos García Pérez, Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). "We are also grateful to our dedicated team of federal employees and contractors, who ensured that programming continued and who today are working in cramped conditions on broadcasts for Cuba while the damage is being repaired."
 
In Miami, representatives of the OCB and the General Services Administration are working with the building's landlord to mitigate the fire damage and verify air quality safety. They say it could be a week or more before employees can return to the central newsroom, which sustained most of the damage.

The disruption comes at a busy time for Martí journalists. They are mobilizing for live coverage Tuesday morning from Brussels of the long-delayed presentation of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to "The Ladies in White," an opposition movement in Cuba consisting of wives and other female supporters of jailed dissidents. The Prize was awarded in 2005, but the Cuban government denied the women the right to receive the award. Representatives of the group are traveling to Brussels this week, the first time many have been allowed outside of Cuba.

"In the absence of a free press in Cuba, Radio and TV Martí and martinoticias.com report on stories Cuban media does not cover," García Pérez said. "The Martis' coverage of issues relevant to the daily lives of Cubans, including human rights, will continue."
 
Radio Martí is available throughout much of Cuba on 1080 AM and Radio Caracol on 1260 AM. TV Martí is available in Cuba on Channels 13 and 20 as well as Mega TV through the Direct TV satellite. Aside from the usual Internet access, Martinoticias is available through proxy sites and via file sharing on the island.

(BBG Press Release)

The coming radio wave

When will we hear a different tune on radio? Within the next one year, if Uday Varma, secretary at the ministry of information and broadcasting, is to be believed. He says that the request for proposals for the auctioneer for FM radio's third phase, which will see 839 stations being auctioned, is ready. He reckons that the auction itself should take place in the next couple of months and the new stations should be operational
 

AIR Bengaluru on the road to DRM

MUMBAI: With digital stated to be as the future of radio, most stations of All India Radio are aiming to rope in Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) transmitters to improve its transmission and content quality. After successfully testing the signals as part of a live in-car demo, the DRM signals will now be tested in AIR Bengaluru to monitor the quality of broadcast.

AIR Bengaluru will be testing DRM signals for the entire week commencing Monday, using a 500 kW transmitter for their Vividh Bharati Service on 9870 kHz

Monday, April 22, 2013

Radio is dead – but it’s a golden age for wireless

NEARLY a century after the first voices crackled over the ether, there’s still an audience for radio.
In fact, the oldest mass medium may be about to enter a new golden age.

More at :
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/indoors/gadgets-and-tech/tech-talk-radio-is-dead-but-it-s-a-golden-age-for-wireless-1-5596996

Samsung explains why Galaxy S4 doesn't come with FM radio

Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled by the company on 14 March. While the phone boasts high-end specs like a 5-inch full-HD screen with 441 pixels per inch, a 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others, and 2GB of RAM, it received criticism in some quarters for missing out on a rather basic feature : FM radio.

Read the NDTV report here ......
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/samsung-explains-why-galaxy-s4-doesnt-come-with-fm-radio-355456

Related :

Samsung confirms Galaxy S4 India launch on April 26
http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones/samsung-confirms-galaxy-s4-india-launch-on-april-26/871150

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

TWR Boosting North Korea Programs Amid War Threat

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TWR's powerful transmitter site on the Pacific island of Guam broadcasts "Biblical messages of hope and peace to North Korea every day," the network says.

PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- Global Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) said Thursday, April 11, that it is launching new programs aimed at North Korea to bring "a message of peace and hope" to "counter the swirling rumors of war" in the troubled region.

More at :

New MW frequency of CRI

China Radio International has launched a MW frequency in the South China Sea

The Voice of the South China Sea broadcasts in six languages, including Mandarin, English, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Filipino as well as Indonesian. You can hear the English programs of the voice of the South China Sea at AM 1008, 1400-1500 (Local Time).

The new frequency covers several countries around the South China Sea. CRI President Wang Gengnian says it is designed to promote peace and cooperation on top of offering radio services on local airwaves Your feedbacks on the this frequency are most welcome.


Twitter: CRImobile

 
(YingLian , English Service, China Radio International )

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Digitization of radio to enhance reach

With digitization of radio set to roll out soon, consumers are still unaware of many positive changes the process carries. At a special seminar by the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium, the key growth points and advantages were highlighted and the current status of the roll out was the focus.
More at :

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ampegon Partners with Chinese Transmitter manufacturer RUYI

Cooperation will extend product portfolio of Ampegon and RUYI for the national China Digital Radio deployment (CDR) as well as for Scientific Applications

Sequestration Prompts Attempt to Silence U.S. Radio Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) recently informed its workforce about sequestration cuts to Voice of America's (VOA) shortwave and medium-wave broadcasting. Ironically, the Board is cutting the most cost-effective part of its organization: radio. 

DRM India Chapter Noticeboard April 2013

DRM India Chapter Noticeboard April 2013 edition is available at :
http://tinyurl.com/c4qtl8b

Main stories :
- DRM host Press Seminar in New Delhi
- All India Radio announce new recruitment initiatives and appointments
- Successful Test Drives Digital Radio Mondiale in India
- DRM Consortium members help DR111 Chennai listener
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia prepare for Digital transmission using DRM for their AM transmitters (MW and SW )
- DRM+ ‘dongle’ receiver solutions
- Ampegon Partners with Chinese Transmitter manufacturer RUYI

Back issues of newsletter available at :  http://www.drm.org/?page_id=320

NASB Annual Meeting on May 15-17 at Birmingham, Alabama

Jerome Hirigoyen, Head of Business Development and International Broadcasting at Telediffusion de France (TDF), will be one of the speakers at this year's annual meeting of the U.S. National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17. Hirigoyen will give a presentation about TDF's large shortwave transmission facility in Issoudun, France that is used by many of the major international broadcasters, including Radio France International.

The meeting will take place at the headquarters of EWTN, the global Catholic television network which also operates shortwave station WEWN in the suburbs of Birmingham. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to tour the large shortwave station in a scenic mountain top area, where station personnel will serve a barbecue lunch as well.

Other speakers at the NASB annual meeting will include Dr. Dowell Chow, President of Adventist World Radio; A.J. Janitschek of Radio Free Asia; Mike Rosso and Dave Hultsman of shortwave transmitter manufacturer Continental Electronics; Mark Allen of Rohn Tower Company; and various representatives of EWTN/WEWN itself.

Shortwave listeners, broadcasters and anyone with an interest in shortwave broadcasting is welcome to attend the meeting in Birmingham, which is free of charge, including a welcome reception and lunches on Thursday and Friday. More information, an agenda and other details on nearby hotel accommodations can be found at http://shortwave.org/meeting/meeting.htm. The Holiday Inn Express in Irondale, Alabama will provide free transportation between the hotel and EWTN for the meeting.

Questions about the NASB meeting may be directed to nasbshortwave@gmail.com.

For those who are planning to attend the 2013 NASB Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama May 15-17, we want to inform you that the deadline for making hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Express-Irondale is next Tuesday, April 16. After that date, our room block will be released by the hotel, and any other reservations will be on a space-available basis and subject to regular hotel rates. The special NASB hotel rate is $75.00 per night plus tax. The Holiday Inn Express will provide meeting attendees with free transportation between the hotel and EWTN Television Network, where the meetings will take place. The hotel will also host a welcome reception on the evening of May 15.

Also, we should note that the e-mail address for making hotel reservations has changed. The new address is: 
mcolon@kanahotelgroup.com. Please send the following information to that e-mail address:
Name of Guest(s):
Email/Phone Number:
Check-in/Check-out dates:
Estimated time of arrival:
Preference of room type (King or Two Queen Beds):
Number of People in Room:
Method of Payment: (Do not provide credit card number with e-mail. The
Holiday Inn Express will contact you later for that information.)

You can find the meeting agenda and list of speakers on the NASB website: http://www.shortwave.org/meeting/meeting.htm

Please direct any questions to:
Jeff White
NASB Secretary-Treasurer
c/o WRMI Radio Miami International
175 Fontainebleau Blvd., Suite 1N4
Miami, Florida 33172 USA
Tel +1-305-559-9764
Fax +1-305-559-8186

(NASB)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Indian researchers claim to have developed "world's smallest antenna"

Researchers Sunday claimed to have invented the world's smallest super compact ultra-wideband (UWB) planar antenna that can find application in homes and the military among other domains.

Academician Professor Srikanta Pal, who is with the Birla Institute of Technology in Mesra, and his research scholar Mrinmoy Chakraborty have developed the antenna.

"Our antenna is the world's smallest at 14 mm X 11 mm, with much more than a 10:1 bandwidth," Chakraborty, a PhD student with BIT-Mesra, said.

DBS 15 now available

 
 
NEW SURVEY AVAILABLE:
DOMESTIC BROADCASTING SURVEY 15 (DBS-15), April 2013
edited by DSWCI Chairman, Anker Petersen.
ISSN 1399-8218

The 56 years old DSWCI which counts experienced DX-ers in 29 countries all over the world as members, has just issued the 15 th Edition of its annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey. This survey is divided into three parts:

Part 1 : The 41st edition of the Tropical Bands Survey covering all ACTIVE broadcasting stations on 2300 - 5700 kHz, including clandestines.
Part 2 : Domestic stations on international shortwave bands above 5700 kHz broadcasting to a domestic audience.
Part 3 : Deleted frequencies between 2 and 30 MHz which have not been reported heard during the past five years, but may reappear.

This new Survey is based upon monitoring by our members, many official sources and DX-bulletins. A13 schedules are included when available. In order to make the DBS reliable, our own monitors around the world have checked throughout the period April 2012 – March 2013, if each of the 640 station frequencies is on the air.

ACTIVE stations are marked with an A ("Regular"), B ("Irregular") or C ("Sporadic") in the list. D means "Likely inactive". A unique feature is the right column called "Last log". It shows the last month and year before DBS deadline on March 31, 2013 when the particular station was reported logged by a DX-er somewhere in the world. This is another way of indicating the current audibility of the station.
To avoid inactive stations in this DBS, most frequencies which have not been heard during the past year, have been deleted and are moved to Part 3. No other frequency list has this feature !
 
Other useful features for easy identification (ID) are the parallel frequencies and reference to Station ID slogans.

Reviews can be found on www.dswci.org
All buyers of DBS-15 will get a username and password to the monthly updates on the tropical bands published as " Tropical Bands Monitor " on our website. The similar, historical data from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are available to anybody at www.dswci.org/tbm

The 24 pages A-4 size DBS-15 is available by e-mail as pdf-format (about 400 kB). A limited number is also available printed on paper.

It is sold by the treasurer:
DSWCI,
c/o Bent Nielsen, Egekrogen 14, DK 3500 Vaerloese, DENMARK

E-Mail edition: DKK 35,00 or USD 7.00 or EUR 5,00 or GBP 4,50 or SEK 40,00 or IRC 3.
Printed edition: DKK 70,00 or USD 14.00 or EUR 10,00 or GBP 9,00 or SEK 80,00 or IRC 6.
Payment by cash notes are accepted whereas checks and postal money orders are not accepted.
DSWCI Bank is Danske Bank, 2-12 Holmens Kanal, DK-1092 Copenhagen K.
BIC/SWIFT : DABADKKK. IBAN: DK 44 3000 4001 528459.
Danish buyers please use: Reg. 3001- konto 4001528459.

If you have EURO as national currency, you are advised to pay to our representative in Germany, Andreas Schmid.
Andreas Schmid, Lerchenweg 4, D-97717 Euerdorf, Germany. E-mail: schmidandy@aol.com
Account 2912472076 at Targobank BLZ: 30020900. BIC: CMCIDEDD. IBAN:
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If you want to pay via PAYPAL, you have to contact Andreas Schmid, before you send your payment. Payment via PayPal only in US$ currency and only for persons, living outside the European Union (EU).

Best 73's,

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(Press Release, DSWCI)

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tony Hall's biggest test as BBC director general is to create a digital future

Most of the comment, inevitably perhaps, that has attended new BBC director general Tony Hall's first week in the job has been about the immediate issues that he faces. Rebuilding confidence internally amongst staff, let alone externally amongst the rest of us is no small task in the post-Entwistle, post-Savile crisis world.
 
 

Saturday, April 06, 2013

BBC World Service’s Cyprus shortwave relay station closed


By Peter Stevenson
 
World Service woesTHE BBC World Service’s Cyprus shortwave relay station closed on April 1, meaning listeners are no longer able to listen to the famous World Service broadcasts. Shortwave broadcasts of World Service Arabic will also end by the end of April. The closure of the Cyprus shortwave relay station will see the loss of 26 jobs. These are Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Babcock employees who are funded by the World Service.

Read the Cyprus Mail story here ......

http://tinyurl.com/cmr22ly


DX RE MIX NEWS # 774

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DX RE MIX NEWS # 774 from Georgi Bancov and Ivo Ivanov. Date: April 5, 2013
Also visit:, sections "DXPeditions"&"Schedules"
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AZERBAIJAN   Summer A-13 schedule of Voice of Justice:


0600-0628 on 9677.6 SPK 010 kW / non-dir to CeAs Azeri Wed/Sat, confirmed
1400-1428 on 9677.6 SPK 010 kW / non-dir to CeAs Azeri Tue/Fri, confirmed

AZERBAIJAN   Summer A-13 schedule of Voice of Talyshistan:
0900-0959 on 9677.6 SPK 010 kW / non-dir to CeAs Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPbfKwx56NI - at 0902 UTC March 23 in Troyan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etiIhXXPwLI - at 0918 UTC March 23 in Troyan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrFJOxcpaM0 - at 0955 UTC March 23 in Troyan
1200-1259 on 9677.6 SPK 010 kW / non-dir to CeAs Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azKEs9JfDPQ - at 1230 UTC March 23 in Troyan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klr6oVckhuc - at 1239 UTC March 23 in Troyan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP6l2OxaEbs - at 1253 UTC March 23 in Troyan
1500-1559 on 9677.6 SPK 010 kW / non-dir to CeAs Talysh Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZtVnHPZMHw - at 1538 UTC March 23 in Troyan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suJaNNnsf1c - at 1558 UTC March 23 in Troyan
But surprisingly there was no broadcast on Wed March 27 0900-0959/1500-1559
and on Fri March 29 1200-1259. Also on Fri March 29 1500-1549 not 1500-1559
Voice of Talyshistan was not on air Sun/Mon, confirmed on March 31/April 1.

BULGARIA    Long and medium waves in Bulgaria from April 8, 2013:
Sofia 5-Vakarel 261 kHz / 075 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont
Vidin 2-Gramada 576 kHz / 400 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont
Salmanovo       747 kHz / 010 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont+Turkish*
Samuil          864 kHz / 010 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont+Turkish*
Blagoevgrad 3   864 kHz / 075 kW 0300-2100 R.Blagoevgrad-regional
Kardjali 2      963 kHz / 050 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont+Turkish*
Doulovo        1161 kHz / 010 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont+Turkish*
Targovishte    1161 kHz / 010 kW 0000-2400 HS-1 Horizont+Turkish*
*schedule of Turkish transmissoins: 0500-0600;1200-1300;1730-1830

BULGARIA    Frequency change of Radio Shorouq/Radio Sunrise from April 3:
1600-1657 NF 11610 SOF 050 kW / 195 deg to EaAf Arabic Mon-Fri, ex 11600*
* to avoid Radio Libya also in Arabic on April 1/2, re-ex 11620 for B-12!

EGYPT   Summer A-13 changes of Radio Cairo:
0200-0700 NF 13850 ABS 250 kW / 315 deg to NoAm Arabic, ex  9905
1015-1215 NF 17830 ABZ 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Arabic, ex 17480
1300-1600 NF 15535 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf Arabic, ex 15800
1530-1730 NF 17840 ABZ 250 kW / 170 deg to CEAf Swahili, ex 17810
1600-1800 NF 15735 ABZ 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Urdu, ex 17585
1800-1900 NF  9490 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Italian, ex 9655
1800-2100 NF 15710 ABS 250 kW / 241 deg to WeAf Hausa, ex 9900
1900-2000 NF  9685 ABS 250 kW / 005 deg to EaEu Russian, ex 9885
1900-2000 NF 12050 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu German, ex 11560
2000-2115 NF 12050 ABS 200 kW / 325 deg to WeEu French, ex 11560
2000-2200 NF 15225 ABZ 250 kW / 110 deg to AUS  Arabic+, ex 9855

GERMANY   Again no show of Hamburger Lokalradio on Wed April 3:
0600-0800 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu USB+carrier
0600-0630 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
0630-0700 Wed/Sat GH's World of Radio English
0700-0800 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
0800-1100 on  6190 GOH 001 kW / non-dir to CeEu USB+carrier
0800-1100 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
1100-1500 on  7265 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu USB+carrier
1100-1430 Wed/Sat Hamburger Lokalradio German
1430-1500 Wed/Sat GH's World of Radio English

GERMANY(non)   New unregisterd frequncy of Bible Voice Broadcasting (BVB):
1600-1800 NF  7535 WER 100 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Farsi, ex 13590 registered

MOLDOVA    Zero signal of Radio PMR Pridnestrovye from April 1:
2100-2115 on  9655 KCH 300 kW / 309 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri
2115-2130 on  9655 KCH 300 kW / 309 deg to WeEu German  Mon-Fri
2130-2145 on  9655 KCH 300 kW / 309 deg to WeEu French  Mon-Fri
2145-2200 on  9655 KCH 300 kW / 309 deg to WeEu English Mon-Fri
Also no signal 2000-2100, 2200-2300, 2300-2400. Maybe cancelled

NEW ZEALAND   A-13 of Radio New Zealand International from April 1:
0459-0758 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0459-0758 on 11675 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
0759-1058 on  9700 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
0759-1058 on  9890 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
1059-1159 on  9890 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific
1059-1259 on  9655 RAN 100 kW / 325 deg AM  Timor, NW Pacific
1300-1550 on  6170 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
1551-1650 on  6170 RAN 100 kW / 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa
1551-1650 on  7440 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa
1651-1750 on  9700 RAN 100 kW / 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga
1651-1750 NF  7285 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga(ex 7440)
1751-1850 on  9700 RAN 100 kW / 035 deg AM  Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga
1751-1850 NF  7285 RAN 035 kW / 035 deg DRM Cook Isl, Samoa, Tonga(ex 9890)
1851-2150 on 11725 RAN 050 kW / 035 deg AM  Niue, Fiji, Samoa
1851-2150 on 15720 RAN 025 kW / 035 deg DRM Niue, Fiji, Samoa
2151-0458 on 15720 RAN 050 kW / 000 deg AM  All Pacific
2151-0458 on 17675 RAN 025 kW / 000 deg DRM All Pacific

PAKISTAN     Summer A-13 schedule of Radio Pakistan:
0045-0215 on 11580 ISL 250 kW / 118 deg to SoAs Urdu
0045-0215 on 17710 ISL 250 kW / 118 deg to SoAs Urdu
0500-0700 on 15100 ISL 250 kW / 282 deg to N&ME Urdu
0500-0700 on 17835 ISL 250 kW / 282 deg to N&ME Urdu
0830-1105 on 15100#ISL 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Urdu
0830-1105 on 17720#ISL 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Urdu
1200-1300 on 15700 ISL 250 kW / 070 deg to EaAs Chinese
1200-1300 on 17720 ISL 250 kW / 070 deg to EaAs Chinese
1330-1530 on 15235 ISL 250 kW / 282 deg to N&ME Urdu
1330-1530 on 17520 ISL 250 kW / 282 deg to N&ME Urdu
1700-1900 on 11570*ISL 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Urdu
1700-1900 on 15265*ISL 250 kW / 313 deg to WeEu Urdu
# incl.English news bulletin 0900-0910 and 1100-1105
* incl.English news bulletin 1700-1710

SUDAN    Summer A-13 of Radio Omdurman Sudan:
0230-0400 NF  7205 ALF 100 kW / 210 deg to CeAf Arabic, ex 7200
1430-1600 NF  7205 ALF 100 kW / 210 deg to CeAf Arabic, ex 7200
1900-2100 NF  7205 ALF 100 kW / 210 deg to CeAf Arabic, ex 7200

SUDAN    Summer A-13 of La Voix du Soudan, without frequency changes:
0400-0700 on  9505 ALF 100 kW / 110 deg to EaAf Arabic/French/Swahili
1600-1900 on  9505 ALF 100 kW / 210 deg to CeAf Arabic/French/Swahili

USA    Summer A-13 of Radio Marti:
0000-0300 on  6030 GB  250 kW / 205 deg to Cuba Spanish
0000-0300 on  7365 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish
0300-0400 on  7365 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Tue-Sun
0300-0900 on  6030 GB  250 kW / 205 deg to Cuba Spanish Tue-Sun
0400-0700 on  7405 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish Tue-Sun
0700-0900 on  5980 GB  250 kW / 174 deg to Cuba Spanish Tue-Sun
0900-1000 on  5980 GB  250 kW / 174 deg to Cuba Spanish
0900-1200 on  6030 GB  250 kW / 205 deg to Cuba Spanish
1000-1300 on  9805 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish
1200-1400 on  7405 GB  250 kW / 205 deg to Cuba Spanish
1300-2000 on 13820 GB  250 kW / 174 deg to Cuba Spanish
1400-2400 on 11930 GB  250 kW / 183 deg to Cuba Spanish
2000-2400 on  9565 GB  250 kW / 174 deg to Cuba Spanish
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Also visit: section "VIDEO" for new video clips
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(Ivo Ivanov)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

RTM celebrates 67th anniversary, hints at new product launch

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will focus more on the latest technology and social media applications to ensure it provides the best services to the public. Director-General Dato' Norhyati Ismail said RTM, which celebrated its 67th anniversary on Monday (1 April), needed to keep up with such new media and not just rely on conventional forms.
 
 

SWR's broadcast schedule for 5th & 6th April 2013

Scandinavian Weekend Radio's (SWR) next broadcast is scheduled on 5th & 6th April 2013. Transmitter site is located in the Virrat, Upper Tampere region, broadcasts mainly on the first Saturday of every month for 24 hours of short waves, medium waves and FM starting 00:01 local time. (+3 UTC). Location: (N 62°23' E 23°37')

Schedule for 5th & 6th April 2013 :

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Radio Nepal marks 63rd Anniversary

KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Prasad Poudel honoured individuals making notable contribution to the different sectors of the mass media at a function marking the 63rd anniversary of Radio Nepal here today.

More at :     http://tinyurl.com/d9ubmek
 
Message by Suresh Kumar Karki, Executive Director, Radio Nepal
 

AOKI A13

AOKI A13 Frequency Schedule updated as on 31st March 2013 is now available for download at :



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Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

Monday, April 01, 2013

TWR AFRICA A13


TRANS WORLD RADIO ‑ MANZINI, SWAZILAND BROADCAST SCHEDULE A2013
31th March 2012 to 26th October 2013
 
TIME/UTC   DAY      LANGUAGE      MB   FREQ  PWR  ANT  AZI Target Zone   
           MTWTFSS
0255‑0325  12345    Ndebele       90   3200   50   8     3 Zimbabwe
0255‑0310       6   Ndebele       90   3200   50   8     3 Zimbabwe
0255‑0325        7  English       90   3200   50   8     3 Zimbabwe        
0255‑0325  1234567  Shona         90   3240   50   6     3 Zimbabwe
0325‑0340  1234567  Ndau          90   3240   50   6     3 Zimbabwe
0325‑0340  1234567  Ndau          90   3240   50   6     3 Zimbabwe
0330‑0345    34     Sidamo        31   9530  100  102   13  Ethiopia
0330‑0345  1   5 7  Amharic       31   9530  100  102   13  Ethiopia
0330‑0345   2       Oromo         31   9530  100  102   13  Ethiopia
0342‑0357  1234567  Lomwe         60   4775   50   8     3 Mozambique
0400-0430  12345    German        90   3200   50   9   233 South Africa
0400-0500       67  German        90   3200   50   9   233 South Africa
0400‑0430  12345    German        60   4775   50   4   233 South Africa
0400-0500       67  German        60   4775   50   4   233 South Africa
0400‑0445       67  Chewa         49   5995  100  11     5 Malawi
0430‑0500  12345    English       90   3200   50   9   233 South Africa
0430‑0800  12345    English       60   4775   50   4 233 Southern Africa   
0500‑0600       67  English       90   3200   50   4   233 Southern Africa
0500‑0800       67  English       90   4775   50   4   233 Southern Africa
0501‑0800  1234567  English       49   6120   50   4   233 Southern Africa
0500‑0800  1234567  English       31   9500  100  11     5 Central Africa
1400‑1415  1234567  Urdu          19  15360  100  103   43 Pakistan
1355‑1425       6   Makhuwa       41   7315   50  11     5   Mozambique  
1355‑1425        7  Portuguese    41   7315   50  11     5   Mozambique  
1425‑1455  1234567  Portuguese    41   7315   50  11     5   Mozambique  
1455-1510  1234567  Makua         41   7315   50  11     5 N Mozambique
1510‑1555  1234567  Lomwe         41   7315   50  11     5 N Mozambique
1455-1525  12345    Malagasy      31   9585  100   3    64 Madagascar
1440‑1525       67  French        31   9585  100   3    64 Madagascar
1425-1455  1234567  English       49   6025  100   6     3 Zimbabwe
1455‑1525  1234567  Shona         49   6025  100   6     3 Zimbabwe
1525‑1555  12345    Ndebele       49   6025  100   6     3 Zimbabwe
1525‑1555       67  English       49   6025  100   6     3 Zimbabwe
1555‑1625  1234567  Shona         49   6025  100   6     3 Zimbabwe
1800-1830  1234567  Zulu          MW   1170   50  MW    ND Swaziland
1830-2145  1234567  English       MW   1170   50  MW    ND Southern Africa
1545‑1615        7  Shangaan      60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1600‑1630  12345    Tshwa         60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1600‑1630       6   Shangaan      60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1615‑1645        7  Tshwa         60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1630‑1645  1  4     Portuguese    60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1630‑1645   23 56   Shangaan      60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1645‑1759  1234567  Ndau          60   4760   50   6     3 S Mozambique
1557‑1627  12345    KiRundi       19   15105  100 10B   13  Burundi
1630-1645  1        Amharic       25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1630-1700   234     Oromo         25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1645-1700  12    7  Oromo         25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1630‑1645      56   Kambaata      25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1645‑1700      56   Hadiya        25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1700‑1730  123456   Amharic       25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1700‑1715        7  Amharic       25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1730-1800  12345    Oromo         25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1730-1800       6   Amharic       25  11750   100 10B   13  Ethiopia
1800‑1900  1234567  English       25  11750   100 10B   13  East Africa
1700‑1745  1234567  Swahili       31   9475   100 11     5  East Africa
1745-1815       67  Swahili       31   9475   100 11     5  East Africa
 
 
TIME/UTC   DAY      LANGUAGE      MB   FREQ  PWR  ANT  AZI  ZONE
           MTWTFSS
 
1745‑2000  1234567  English       90   3200   50   9   233 South Africa
1700‑2030       67  English       90   3200   50   9   233 South Africa
            1705‑1735  1234567  Yawo          41   7300   100  6   233 Malawi/North Moz
      1750‑1820  12345   Umbunbu        49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1820‑1835  1234567 Chokwe         49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1835‑1850  1234567 Umbundu        49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1850‑1905  1       Luvale         49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1850‑1905   2345 7 KiKongo        49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1850‑1905       6  Portuguese     49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920  12      Portuguese     49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920    3     Luchazi        49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920     4    Luvale         49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920      5   Fiote          49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920       6  Lunyaneka      49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1905‑1920        7 Kuanyama       49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
            1920‑1950  1234567 Portuguese     49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
           1950‑2005  1234567 Kimbundu       49   6130  100    1  312 Angola
           1905‑1935 1234567 Lingala         31   9940  100  101  343 D R Congo
           1935‑1950 1234567 French          31   9940  100  101  343 D R Congo
           1950‑2020      6  French          31   9940  100  101  343 D R Congo

Explanation:

DAY   is the day of the broadcast = 1 is Monday etc. & 7 is Sunday
            FREQ  is the frequency in kilohertz
            MB    is the metreband                               
            PWR   is the power of the transmitter in kilowatts
            AZI   is the direction of the antenna

Local times are:

Kenya       UTC+3      
Ethiopia    UTC+3      
Somalia     UTC+3
     Tanzania    UTC+3      
     Sudan       UTC+2      
     Mozambique  UTC+2
     Angola      UTC+1      
     Zimbabwe    UTC+2      
     DRC         UTC+1

Notes: Evening English on 3200 start now at 17h45
       1170 MW starts at 18h00 UTC.

Other TWR Africa SW Broadcasts

BROADCAST SCHEDULE A2013 31th March 2012 to 26th October 2013

TIME/UTC   DAY      LANGUAGE     MB  FREQU  AZI Reception Area
              MTWTFSS
1300‑1315     4567  Afar         22  13660  30   Ethiopia
1630-1657  12345    Somali       25  11635   0   Kenya/Somali
1630-1645        7  Somali       25  11635   0   Kenya/Somali
1800‑1830        7  Kunama       49   5965  225  Eritrea
1800‑1830       6   Tigre        49   5965  225  Eritrea
1800‑1815  1234     Tigrinya     49   5965  225  Eritrea
1815‑1845  12345    Tigrinya     49   5965  225  Eritrea
1830‑1845        7  Amharic      49   5965  225  Ethiopia

Local times are:

Kenya       UTC+3       Ethiopia    UTC+3       Eritrea     UTC+3
Chad        UTC+1       Somalia     UTC+3       Tanzania    UTC+3
Nigeria     UTC+1       Sudan       UTC+2       Ghana       UTC+0
Liberia     UTC+0       Cameroon    UTC+1