Thursday, December 31, 2015

Radio Free Asia releases Year of the Monkey QSL


                                                   RFA's Year of the Monkey QSL

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced about the release of Year of the Monkey QSL. The Year of the Monkey begins February 8, 2016 and ends January 27, 2017. The design is used with permission from the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA). The sheet is made of ten $ 1.20 USD stamps with the UN emblem as a standard international first class postage stamp. Those born in a monkey year are said to be optimistic, adventurous, humorous, forthright and to-the-point, and intelligent. Monkeys have strong personalities and are witty, but also mischievous, clever and curious about the world around them. The Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries around the world. This is RFA's 60th QSL and is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from January-April 2016.
 
Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a 'surrogate' broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org
 
RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener. RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX'ers, but also from its general listening audience

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:
 
Reception Reports 
Radio Free Asia 
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300 
Washington DC 20036 
United States of America

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fazilka gets FM transmitter

Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Hindustan Times, Ferozepur
Updated: Dec 25, 2015 21:51 IST

Fazilka district got a 20 kW FM radio transmitter on Friday, a much-awaited facility that will not only cater to the region but also 36 lakh Pakistanis across the border.

The transmitter, equipped with a 16-panel FM antenna, was inaugurated by Union minister for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla. The broadcast will be available on 100.8 MHz.

The transmitter, mounted on a 300m-high Doordarshan tower, believed to be the country's highest and Asia's second-highest tower, was commissioned on the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Full story at :

Monday, December 21, 2015

NDR Christmas Transmission on Dec 24,2015

On Dec 24, 2015 Media Broadcast will transmit a 4 hour long program on behalf of NDR (Norddeutsche Rundfunk) in Hamburg. The transmission is intended for sailors and Marine personel on the high seas, who cannot celebrate Christmas with their family and Relatives. Transmission times will be 19.00-21.00 hours UTC.

Below you'll find the complete frequency schedule for the transmissions.
Happy Tuning !!

1900-2100 UTC on 6185 kHz  towards CIRAF 27,80,36,81,11 NAU 125 kW
1900-2100 UTC on 9810 kHz towards CIRAF 41,49,54,79,58 MOS 100 kW
1900-2100 UTC on 9830 kHz towards CIRAF 57,53,48,79 ISS 250 kW
1900-2110 UTC on 9885 kHz towards CIRAF 48,53,41,79 NAU 125 kW
1900-2100 UTC on 11650 kHz towards CIRAF zones 13,46,15,66,52,57 ISS 250 kW

2100-2300 UTC on 6040 kHz towards CIRAF 27,80,36,81,11 NAU 125 kW
2100-2300 UTC on 9515 kHz towards CIRAF 48,53,41,79 NAU 125 kW
2100-2300 UTC on 9655 kHz towards CIRAF 13,46,15,66,52,57 ISS 250 kW
2100-2300 UTC on 9765 kHz towards CIRAF 41,49,54,79,58 MOS 100 kW

(Jan Oosterveen via shortwavesites list)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

New time & frequency for RTI English transmission to South Asia

New frequency for listeners in South Asia
 
Starting December 15th, 2015 Radio Taiwan International's transmission to South Asia in English language on 6180 kHz from 16:00 to 17:00 UTC will be switched to 9465 kHz from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC.

(RTI)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Amazing story of "Voice of Freedom" from Goa

Amazing story of "Voice of Freedom" from Goa
 
The Underground Voice That Fought for Goa, Meet Unsung Libia Lobo
Rishika Baruah
 
During Goa's liberation movement, Lobo used to run an underground radio service called "Voz de Liberdade" in Portuguese, 'Goenche Sadvonecho Awaz' in Konkani and the "Voice of Freedom" in English. The broadcasts started in 1955 from the jungles of Amboli bordering Goa.

Full story at :
 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winter SWL Fest 2016

We invite one and all to be a part of the 2016 Winter SWL Fest on February 19 and 20 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in fashionable Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. 

As you know, one of the centerpieces of the Fest weekend is our line-up of informative and entertaining forums. How do we get them? These excellent sessions are put together and presented by you and people just like you--people with a deep and abiding interest in radio and a willingness to share what they've experienced, learned and know.

So, how about it? Have you a topic that you think Fest participants will find interesting and would be willing to present? Tell us about it.

Your role will be to lead a one hour session forum. That means preparing about a half-hour presentation that leaves plenty of time for audience questions and interaction. It can be anything from a straight (or comic) lecture (or both) to a multimedia extravaganza. Your choice!

And as a gesture of appreciation (and perhaps some measure of small compensation for your efforts), the Fest will comp your registration fee if your proposal is accepted by the Organizing Committee (which consists of Rich Cuff, yours truly and a pineapple that serves as committee chair and expert consultant) for inclusion in the 2016 program.

If you have any questions, we'll be happy to discuss them with you. And even if you've never led a forum before, don't hesitate. We've learned that people tend to unfairly and inaccurately minimize their own abilities.
We know you'll be great...but you have to let us in on what you're thinking!
We promise a quick turnaround on your proposal.

Be a part of the 2016 Winter SWL Fest program!

73 and 88 to the Ladies
John Figliozzi
Richard Cuff
2016 Winter SWL Fest Co-Chairs

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

World Radio TV Handbook 2016


 
World Radio TV Handbook 2016
Published 10 December 2015 - Order your copy today!
 
We are delighted to announce the publication today of the 70th edition of WRTH.
 
For full details of WRTH 2016 and to order a copy please visit our website at www.wrth.com where you can also order the B15 WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide on CD and as a download.
 
WRTH 2016 is also available for pre-order, for readers in the USA, from Amazon or Universal Radio in Ohio.
 
I hope you enjoy using this new edition of WRTH and the new CD.
 
Best regards
 
Nicholas Hardyman
Publisher
 
Our mailing address is:
WRTH Publications Ltd 8 King Edward Street Oxford, OXON OX1 4HL United Kingdom
 
Our telephone : +44 (0)1865 339355
 
 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

All India Radio launches new website for its external service



All India Radio has launched a multimedia website for its external service. The website airworldservice.org  is presently available in English, Hindi and Urdu languages. The content consists of rich bouquet of news, current affairs, programmes on culture, heritage, music, art, tourism, health-care, issues relating to economy, investment, development, education etc. The website which has a blend of text, pictures, video and audio components, also features live streaming of radio programmes. It also has a segment of "Radio On Demand".

The External Services of All India Radio have been broadcasting their programmes in 27 languages (15 foreign and 12 Indian). They are reaching out to more than 140 countries through medium and short wave. Broadcasts are aimed at Indians living abroad as well as others worldwide. The programmes of AIR have wide following as is evident from large number of letters, e-mails received by the different language services. It is mainly for Indian Diaspora and to give the listeners a feel of Home away from home. AIR also broadcast in Bangla, Baluchi, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Pashtu, Punjabi, Nepali, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Tamil and Tibetan for the neighbouring countries. Their objective is to project the progress and policies of India, along with its arts and culture. All Indian nationals living abroad who are interested to see the external service of All India Radio may log to its website www.airworldservice.org




Tuesday, December 08, 2015

International Respect for Broadcasting Spectrum

Last week in Geneva, Switzerland, representatives of nation-states from around the world tipped their hat to the significance of over-the-air television broadcasting.  While members of the International Telecommunication Union's World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) looked at higher spectrum frequencies for mobile broadband use, they resolved to protect UHF for television in a wide region including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Simon Fell, Director of Technology & Innovation for the European Broadcasting Union, welcomed the announcement and said, "Now that we have certainty on access to spectrum, the broadcasting industry can complete the transition to fully digital television broadcasting. We can also continue to innovate, and ensure that everyone has access to the benefits that new digital services bring."   Similarly, Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman for Digital Radio Mondiale, was pleased that the WRC-15 decision "implicitly reaffirms the importance of terrestrial broadcasting and ensures the protection of spectrum necessary for digital TV as well as digital multi-standard radio."

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations


Amateur radio turns vital link when gadgets fail in flood-hit Chennai

A steady stream of messages and news relayed from a home in suburban Kolkata kept many anxious people posted about relatives stuck in flood-ravaged Chennai, not with 21st-century technology but through its humble forefather — the radio.

Amateur radio, popular as HAM, crackled to life after smart phones and laptops gave up in the face of power outages and a clogged grid.

Full story at :




AIR Rajkot SPT Revised schedule wef 10th Dec 2015

With effect from 10th Dec, 2015 transmissions from All India Radio SPT, Rajkot using 1000 kW MW DRM transmitter has been re-scheduled as following :

0545-0630 IST -  Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Urdu + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

0630-0730 IST -  Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Sindhi  + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

0730-1000 IST -  Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Urdu  + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

1200-1345 IST - Pure DRM Mode - 1071 kHz ((Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

1400-1800 IST - Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Urdu + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

1800-2030 IST - Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Sindhi + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

2030-2130 IST - Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Baluchi + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

2130-0100 IST - Simulcast Mode - AM 1071 kHz Urdu + DRM 1080 kHz (Prog 1 : Vividh Bharati, Prog 2 : Urdu)

Transmitter will now carry 3 channels simultaneously, one in AM mode & two in DRM mode.

Reception reports to : spectrum-manager@air.org.in

Saturday, December 05, 2015

DRM Holds Live Demo in Tanzania



Digital Radio Mondiale was on hand for the 10th Southern African Development Community Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum, which took place Dec 2–3 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Radu Obreja, DRM marketing director, and Lucky Mbiko, representing Radio Pulpit and the DRM Southern Africa Platform, provided information and presented a live DRM broadcast to more than 60 participants.


Also via drm.org...

Today at the SADC (12 Southern African Development Community) Digital Broadcasting Migration Forum over 60 participants could get the latest DRM information from representatives of the Consortium and DRM Southern Africa Platform. They also had a chance to listen to a live shortwave DRM BBC transmission relayed by Babcock International via transmitters on Ascension Island  (on 17830kHz ) across the continent  to the other coast of Africa in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania. The new receiver AV-DR-114 was used for the test.


Related : 

DRM successfully demoed in SADC's forum in Tanzania


(Image courtesy John via drmrx forum)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Norway to Consider Other Technologies Including DRM for Migration to Digital Radio Broadcasting

In a white paper published by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture at the end of last week, the government department in Oslo announced they are ready to offer economic support to stations investing in other technologies than DAB before 2017 when the national FM stations start shutting down their FRM transmitters and start migrating to digital radio. The proposal is out there for comment and will be put the vote to the Norwegian parliament most likely in the first quarter of 2016.

The white paper states that : "Some bodies commenting on our proposal have pointed out that Any financial aid should be technology neutral and not just go to the development of DAB networks. The Ministry agrees with this. It should therefore be open to offering support to local radio wishing to establish themselves as Internet radio or wishing to benefit from other digital technologies."

Norway is the first West European country to take a wide digital view supporting not only DAB+ but also other technologies like DRM. Many localities and areas of Norway have 1-2 local stations only and they could also benefit from adoption of DRM especially after FM vacates some of the frequencies in band II. The challenge is to support those wishing to adopt other technologies like DRM with multi-standard receivers, a task Norwegian specialists are already addressing."





Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Swans, pigs and the CIA : An unlikely radio story

Shortwave radio is boring, right? Maybe not. You never know what intrigue and excitement you might intercept. We recently covered secret number stations, and while no one knows for sure exactly what their purpose is, it is almost surely involving cloaks and daggers. However, there's been some more obvious espionage radio, like Radio Swan.

Read the full story here...





Statement on newly announced Government funding of the World Service

Tony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, said:

"I warmly welcome today's announcement. It's fantastic news.

"This new funding is the single biggest increase in the World Service budget ever committed by any government.

"The millions announced today will help the BBC deliver on our commitment to uphold global democracy through accurate, impartial and independent news reporting.

"The World Service is one of the UK's most important cultural exports and one of our best sources of global influence. We can now further build on that. The funding will also help speed us on to our target of reaching half a billion people globally."

- Enhanced TV services for Africa
- New radio services for audiences in North Korea; radio and digital services for Ethiopia and Eritrea
- Additional language offers via digital and TV in India and Nigeria
- More regionalised content to better serve audiences to the BBC Arabic Service
- Dedicated TV output for Somalia and a fully digital service for Thailand
- Enhanced digital and TV services for Russian speakers, both in Russia and surrounding communities
- A video-led digital transformation of Languages services
- To expand the impact and future-proof World Service English

(BBC Press Office)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

NOVEMBER 16, 2015                                                                                                    
WASHINGTON - The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million. The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States.

Digital audiences increased from 25 million to 32 million, driven in part by social media and circumvention tools used by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America to evade the Chinese firewall and engage audiences in China, as well as a new multi-platform campaign launched by the Middle East Broadcasting Networks aimed at engaging Iraqi audiences and providing them an opportunity to voice their opinions.

Thanks in part to a successful customized affiliate strategy, especially in Latin America, Africa and the Russian periphery, television audiences saw a substantial increase, growing 18 million in the last year.

"This audience increase - while it is just one of many impact measurements -- shows the hunger for accurate and reliable information around the world," said BBG CEO and Director John Lansing. "As propaganda and misinformation continue to saturate media markets globally, more and more people are turning to the networks of the BBG for trusted, fact-based reporting.  But even as we reach more people, we will hold ourselves accountable to ensuring that our content has measurable impact in the parts of the world where free speech and expression are inhibited or denied altogether."

In addition to weekly audience size, the BBG measures its impact using quantitative, qualitative, digital and anecdotal data on a wide range of factors including program quality and credibility, engagement with the news process, and audience understanding of current events. Examples of impact include:

Ramped up coverage of Russia and the periphery by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America with a daily co-produced television program carried by 25 affiliates throughout the region that is watched by nearly two million people weekly online in Russia.
Continued and expanded reporting by Voice of America during the upheaval in Burundi - the only international source of news and information in Kirundi after the government shutdown private radio and social media
The successful launch of a news program by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting dedicated to informing the people of Cuba on the process of normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

To learn more about the BBG's performance measures, the 2015 Performance and Accountability Report, along with the BBG's 2015 audience overview and explanation of research methodology are available on the BBG website.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. government-supported, civilian international media, whose mission is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. BBG networks include the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Radio Free Asia, and the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti). BBG programming has a measured audience of 226 million in more than 100 countries and in 61 languages.
       
(BBG Press Release)

Schedule of next test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International

Greetings from Italy !

Here is the schedule for the next test broadcasts of Marconi Radio International:

21st November 2015, from 1300 to 1430 UTC
22nd November 2015, from 0900 to 1300 UTC
25th November 2015, from 1800 to 1930 UTC

Our frequency is 11390 kHz and power in the region of 30 watts. Test broadcasts consist of non stop music, station identification announcements in Italian, English, Spanish as well as DX shows in English and Italian.

MRI encourages reception reports from listeners. Audio clips (mp3-file) of our broadcasts  are welcome !
until now reception reports, found to be correct, have been received from 13 countries:  Austria,  Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine. We are anxious to receive feedbacks from more countries!

We QSL 100%. Our E-mail address is: marconiradiointernational@gmail.com
We hope that you will share this information with your members.
Thank you very much for your cooperation

---
Marconi Radio International (MRI)
Short wave test broadcasts from Italy
on 11390 kHz

Friday, November 13, 2015

TWR Russian Frequency Change

Starting Nov 11, 2015 "Trans World Radio" for their broadcasts in Belarusian and Russian languages are broadcast from 15.00 to 15.29 UTC, began to use the new frequency 7375 kHz instead of the declared schedule 7300 kHz.

Replacement made due to strong interference from on 7300 kHz RTI in Chinese and "jammers" as a program CNR1 in Chinese. Unfortunately, the selection of frequencies in this band is limited in several aspects.

(Vasily Walk,Trans World Radio)

Via open_dx list

BBC Burmese Radio extended by 90 minutes

Burmese broadcast of the BBC which was scheduled at 1430-1515 UTC on weekdays, has been extended to daily transmissions from November 7, 2015

It is an extension of the broadcasting time aimed at the general election in Myanmar.

BBC Burmese, Nivember 7

0000-0030 UTC 5875, 9510, 12025 kHz
0200-0230 UTC 9510, 11995, 12070 kHz
1345-1430 UTC 7485, 9900, 11945 kHz
1430-1515 UTC 7485, 11945 kHz (ex. M.-F.)

http://hiroshi.mediacat-blog.jp

Manara Radio on 15440 kHz

Manara Radio in Hausa noted at 0730-0830 UTC on 15440kHz, 1600 UTC broadcast not heard. Manara Radio website under construction. The Manara in Hausa, it will be the same meaning as the Russian Mayak. 


RTI Frequency change

Radio Taiwan International frequency change, November 9  : 

1200-1230 UTC Cantonese 9735 kHz (ex.11915)
1230-1300 UTC Hakka 9735 kHz (ex.11915)
1200-1300 UTC Indonesian 11915 kHz (ex.9735)
2200-2300 UTC Japanese 9735 kHz (ex.11605)
2300-2400 UTC Thai 7445 kHz (ex. 9625)



Special EDXC Broadcast 5-7 December

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club will be broadcasting on shortwave about EDXC - Conference at St.Petersburg. Special QSL-Card for reception reports to RMRC mail@rmrc.de or by post Rhein-Main-Radio-Club e.V. , Postfach 700849, 60558 Frankfurt, Germany.
Via Lithuania:
5 December 0800-0900 on 11690 to Asia (Japan) in English
5 December 0900-1000 on 11690 to Russia in Russian.

Via WRMI, USA:
5 December at 2200-2300 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 0100-0200 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 2300-0000 on 5850 to North America
6 December at 0500-0600 on 9955 to Caribbean and Latin America
7 December at 2100-2200 on 7570 to North America. This may also be audible in Europe.
7 December at 2100-2200 on 15770 to Europe and North America. 
(DX-clusive via Lehtinen)
.
(DX-Window No. 542, Danish  Shortwave  Club  International)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

All India radio, Jammu starts DRM transmission on 1000 kHz

 
 
 
 
With effect from 5th Nov'15 Radio Kashmir, Jammu has started simulcast transmission of it's primary service programmes with AM on 990 kHz and DRM on 1000 kHz
 

Radio Kashmir, Jammu also broadcasted a discussion programme "Radio Kashmir, Jammu broadcasts on DRM, what does this means to a Radio Listener? " on Thursday, the 12th of Nov at 7:25 A.M in which DDG(E) Radio Kashmir, Jammu K.K.Singh alongwith Shailesh Raina explained it bit by bit to the listeners in conversation with Nitish Arora.
 
(Photos courtesy Radio Kashmir, Jammu FB page) 
 

AIR Mumbai DRM tests in simulcast mode

AIR Mumbai 'A' - 100 kW
 
- Name of Channel - SAMVADITA
- Analogue Frequency -  1044 kHz
- DRM Frequency  -        1054 kHz
- Transmission Timings :
Morning -  0555 - 1010 IST
General -  1200 - 1430 IST
Evening - 1700 - 2310 IST
 
AIR Mumbai 'B' - 100 kW
 
- Name of Channel - ASMITA
- Analogue Frequency - 558 kHz
- DRM Frequency       -  568 kHz
- Transmission Timings :
Morning -  0525 - 1500 IST
General  -  1700 - 2330 IST
 
---
Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

KTWR DRM TEST ON 9975 kHz

KTWR DRM Test on 9975 kHz till end of Nov'15
 
1215-1245 UTC
 
MON,FRI,SAT - ENGLISH - DRM NEW
SUN - Japanese (Analog)
TUES, WED, THURS - Chinese (Analog)
 
Reception reports to : ktwrfreq@guam.twr.org
OR, submit online at : http://www.twr.asia/online-qsl-form
 

 
 

Monday, November 02, 2015

All India Radio Jabalpur (M.P) all set for digital Radio transmission


Newsreport published in local newspaper courtesy Ajaya Gupta, ADGE (WZ Project) on twitter.

VOICE OF TURKEY B15

TURKEY    Winter B-15 schedule for Voice of Turkey
Shortwave Broadcasting Schedule of VOT, language sorted, between 25 October 2015 - 27 March 2016 dates

11955 1000-1100 37N,38N,39,40  500 210 216 Ara       TUR TRT
 9665 1500-1600 38E,39,40W      250 150 205 Ara      TUR TRT
15200 1500-1600 37,38W,46       500 252 211 Ara      TUR TRT
11835 0800-0900 29SE,40NW      250  72 211 Aze       TUR TRT
 5965 1630-1730 29,39,40,41    500  90 205 Aze       TUR TRT
 7245 1200-1230 28S            250 290 210 Bul       TUR TRT
17755 1230-1330 28             500 310 215 Deu       TUR TRT
 7205 1830-1930 28             250 310 205 Deu       TUR TRT
 7240 0400-0500 38E,39,40W     500 138 215 Eng       TUR TRT
 9655 0400-0500 3-9,17 18 2728 500 335 215 Eng       TUR TRT
12035 1330-1430 18S,27,28W     500 310 205 Eng       TUR TRT
11730 1730-1830 30S,40E,41,49  500 105 215 Eng       TUR TRT
 6050 1930-2030 27,28W         250 290 210 Eng       TUR TRT
 9610 2130-2230 39-41,49545558 500 105 219 Eng       TUR TRT
 5960 2300-2400 5,8,9,11,17,18 500 310 215 Eng       TUR TRT
11795 0930-1100 39N,40NW       500 105 205 Persian   TUR TRT
 9530 1600-1700 30S,40         500 105 205 Persian   TUR TRT
 9620 1830-1930 38,47,48       500 180 216 French    TUR TRT
 5970 2030-2130 27,28W         500 290 210 French    TUR TRT
 6050 2030-2130 37,38,46       500 247 205 French    TUR TRT
 6185 1500-1530 28S            500 290 210 Ita       TUR TRT
 9840 1100-1200 29S            250  72 211 Georgian  TUR TRT
 9785 1430-1500 29E,30,31,42NW 500  62 211 Kaz       TUR TRT
11680 1600-1730 30S,40N        250  92 211 DariPashtoTUR TRT
 9410 1400-1500 19-22,29,30N   250  20 205 Rus       TUR TRT
 9410 0200-0300 12,13-15,16,37 500 252 219 Spa       TUR TRT
 9650 0200-0300 8,10-12,27,37  500 290 219 Spa       TUR TRT
 9495 1730-1830 27S,28,37      250 270 210 Spa       TUR TRT
15360 1100-1130 19,20,29,30    500  32 215 Tatar     TUR TRT
11965 1300-1330 30S,40N        250  72 211 Turkmen   TUR TRT
 6000 0100-0300 30,40,42       500  72 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 9700 0500-0700 18S,27,28      500 310 215 Tur       TUR TRT
 9820 0500-0700 39             250 138 215 Tur       TUR TRT
11925 0700-1000 29SE,39NE,40NW 500  97 205 Tur       TUR TRT
15480 0700-1300 38E,39,40W     500 120 205 Tur       TUR TRT
15350 0700-1400 27,28          500 310 205 Tur       TUR TRT
11815 1400-1700 27,28          250 300 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 5980 1700-2200 27,28          250 310 215 Tur       TUR TRT
 6120 1700-2200 38E,39,40W     500 150 205 Tur       TUR TRT
 9460 0300-0400 42             500  72 211 Uig       TUR TRT
13685 1330-1430 42,43          500  72 205 Uig       TUR TRT
11985 1300-1400 40,41N         500  92 211 Urd       TUR TRT
13655 1130-1200 30             500  72 211 Uzb       TUR TRT
12045 1200-1300 42-44          500  72 217 Chn       TUR TRT

(HFCC database, language short calls updated by wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 28)

India's first Digital Radio DRM receiver AV-DR-1401 is now available on amazon.in

India's first Digital Radio DRM receiver AV-DR-1401 is now available on amazon.in
Supprts xHE-AAC code, DRM text messages, Scrolling messages, Service mode , AFS (Alternate Frequency Switching), 10 hour power back on single charge, 3.7V @6000mAh Li-Pol battery (Lead Free), 3.5" TFT LCD capable of rendering more than 1,000,000 colors, DRM Emergency Warning alerts ( even if the radio is OFF) ,Digital Audio output, Journaline data, Program recording , EPG (Electronic Program Guide),MOT Slide show.

Amazon.in links :

Granite Color : http://tinyurl.com/qj4zgqs


If you are ordering our of India please contact : ankit@avionelectronics.in

Official website of Avion Electronics : http://www.avionelectronics.in/

Specifications

3.5" TFT LCD
320 x 480 Resolution
Stereo Speakers and Headphones
FM : 87.5-108 MHz
DRM/AM : SW 2.3-27 MHz
DRM/AM : MW 522-1720 MHz
Adjustable Tuning Speed
Adjustable MW Step 9/10 kHz
DRM AFS
MPEG Audio Signal
Digital Audio Output
10 Hours Battery Backup
DC in 5V 1000mA
Built in Li-Pol Rechargable Battery
3.7 @ 6000 Mah Battery
3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Micro SD Card Slot
DRM Audio Input AAC+
CELP/HVXC/SBR
External Antenna Jack 3.5 mm
Speaker 3.5" 4 Ohms 3W
Detachable Remote Control

Key Features

DRM/AM/FM Stereo Reception
MW/SW/FM Bands
DRM Journaline Data
DRM Scrolling Text
DRM Program Recording
Auto Scan and Manual Tuning
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Unicode Character Support
100 Station Memory
Music/Photos playback from Micro SD Card
Multiple Language Support
Realtime Clock
MOT Slideshow
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Battery Indicator

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, 9818449395)

Radio Mirchi launches India's first airport radio in Delhi

MUMBAI: Radio broadcaster, Radio Mirchi, has joined hands with the Delhi International Airport (P) Limited ( DIAL) to set up a custom-produced 24x7 airport radio station - the first in India. Mirchi T3 has gone live at Delhi's T3 terminal at IGI Airport.

Read more at:

AIR Mumbai testing in DRM mode on 1044 kHz


All India Radio, Mumbai is testing in DRM mode on 1044 kHz, screen shot from a listener posted on RTL-SDR group

Sunday, November 01, 2015

MBR B15

GERMANY  [AUSTRIA/BULGARIA/FRANCE/MADAGASCAR/USA]
MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH (formerly T-SYSTEMS - DTK FMO)
B-15 period (25 Oct 2015 - 27 March 2016)
B-15 operational MBR schedule, planned of Oct 25, 2015.
Times are in UTC.

 FREQ STARTSTOP CIRAF    TX/Ant#  AZI TYPE  DAYS  LOC POW ADM BRC
 5975 0400-0430 28SE        340101 140 146 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
 7220 0600-0630 46S            235 200 216 1234567 ISS 250 F   AWR
 7315 0300-0330 48          310100 140 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
 9515 2000-2030 37,38W      310100 210 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
 9535 1900-2000 37,38W      320100 215 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
 9610 1000-1100 28W         330100 180 216 1...... NAU 100 D   AWR
 9830 1600-1630 28SE        350300 145 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
 9850 1930-2000 37,38W      310100 210 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
11680 1900-1930 46W         310100 218 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
11750 1530-1600 41N         310100  75 218 1234..7 NAU 250 D   AWR
11750 1530-1600 41N         310100  75 218 ....56. NAU 250 D   AWR
11860 1730-1800 37,38W      350300 210 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
11880 0700-0730 46S            223 176 196 1234567 ISS 250 F   AWR
15145 0800-0830 37,38W      340200 210 218 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
15145 0830-0900 37,38W      340200 210 218 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
15150 1500-1530 41N         340200  90 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15155 1730-1800 48          340200 145 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15160 0800-0830 37,38W      330200 210 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15230 0700-0800 37,38W      340200 210 218 1234567 NAU 100 D   AWR
15250 1530-1600 41N         340200  90 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15480 1300-1330 42,43W      330200  70 218 1.....7 NAU 250 D   AWR
15480 1300-1330 42,43W      330200  70 218 .23456. NAU 250 D   AWR
15480 1330-1500 42,43W      330200  70 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15490 1630-1700 48          330200 139 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
15700 0600-0630 46S         340200 181 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
17510 1630-1700 48          340200 140 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR
17510 1700-1730 48          340200 141 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   AWR

 5940 2000-2015 39N         330100 120 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   BVB
 5980 0430-0445 39N         340100 120 216 1.....7 NAU 125 D   BVB
 5980 0430-0450 39N         340100 120 216 .23456. NAU 125 D   BVB
 6030 1830-2000 28,29       350100  90 156 1...... NAU 100 D   BVB
 6030 1900-1915 28,29       350100  90 156 ....56. NAU 100 D   BVB
 6030 1900-1930 28,29       350100  90 156 ..3.... NAU 100 D   BVB
 6030 1930-1945 28,29       350100  90 156 ......7 NAU 100 D   BVB
 7220 0800-0830 27,28N      310101 270 146 1...... NAU 100 D   BVB
 7220 0800-0830 27,28N      310101 270 146 ......7 NAU 100 D   BVB
 7325 0300-0315 39S         340100 128 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   BVB
 7365 1800-1830 39,40       320100 105 216 .....6. NAU 100 D   BVB
 7365 1800-1900 39,40       320100 105 216 ....5.. NAU 100 D   BVB
 7365 1815-1900 39,40       320100 105 216 1...... NAU 100 D   BVB
 7365 1830-1900 39,40       320100 105 216 ..3.... NAU 100 D   BVB
 9440 0600-0615 46N,47NW,38W 37S 340101 180 146 1234567 NAU 125 D   BVB
 9450 0500-0515 39,40            340100 120 216 .....6. NAU 250 D   BVB
 9470 1915-1930 39,40            330100 125 216 1...... NAU 250 D   BVB
 9515 2030-2045 46N,47NW,38W,37S 330100 180 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   BVB
 9715 1800-2000 39               340100 133 216 1.....7 NAU 100 D   BVB
 9715 1800-1845 39               340100 133 216 .....6. NAU 100 D   BVB
 9715 1800-1830 39               340100 133 216 ....5.. NAU 100 D   BVB
 9925 1930-2015 39           EHR(S) 4/4 126 616 1...... SOF 100 BUL BVB
11700 1700-1715 38E,39,40W      1100602 141 616 1234567 SOF 150 BUL BVB
11700 1715-1800 38E,39,40W      1100602 141 616 .2.4.6. SOF 100 BUL BVB
11700 1715-1745 38E,39,40W      1100602 141 616 ..3.... SOF 100 BUL BVB
11790 0200-0300 41                  TK1  50 156 1...... MDC 125 MDG BVB
11790 0200-0215 41                  TK1  50 156 ..3.... MDC 125 MDG BVB
11790 0200-0230 41                  TK1  50 156 ....5.7 MDC 125 MDG BVB
11875 1630-1730 47,48            350300 145 216 1234567 NAU 100 D   BVB
11915 1700-1715 39,40            320100 125 218 .....6. NAU 250 D   BVB
11915 1700-1745 39,40            320100 125 218 ......7 NAU 250 D   BVB
13630 1515-1545 40,41            350300  95 216 ......7 NAU 100 D   BVB
13630 1515-1600 40,41            350300  95 216 .....6. NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 1...... NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1600-1830 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 ..3.... NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1600-1800 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 .2..... NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1630-1700 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 .....6. NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 ...4... NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1630-1800 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 ....5.. NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1630-1730 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 ......7 NAU 100 D   BVB
15525 1730-1800 38S,39S,47,48    310200 148 218 ......7 NAU 250 D   BVB
17510 1400-1430 41 1st at month RI01002  83 216 ......7 ISS 250 F   BVB
17510 1430-1500 41              RI01002  83 216 ......7 ISS 250 F   BVB
17540 0830-0915 38,39            330200 145 218 .....6. NAU 125 D   BVB
17540 0900-0915 38,39            340200 145 218 ......7 NAU 125 D   BVB
21480 1200-1300 43S,44S              TM  45 157 ......7 MDC 125 MDG BVB
21480 1215-1230 43S,44S              TM  45 157 1...... MDC 125 MDG BVB
21480 1130-1145 45N                  TM  45 157 1...... MDC 125 MDG BVB

 9800 0300-0400 48SW,52E,53NW  RII01002 140 211 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
 9800 0630-0700 46,47W         RII01002 170 211 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
12005 1800-1900 46,47W         RII01001 165 211 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
13610 1800-1900 46,47W         RII01002 172 216 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
15275 0700-0800 37-39,46-57    RII01011 175 157 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
15275 1700-1800 37-38,46-53    RII01008 170 217 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
15560 1700-1800 37-38,46-53         221 185 196 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL
17800 1300-1400 46,47W         RII01008 170 217 1234567 ISS 500 F   DWL

 6055 1130-1200 27,28            310101 222 146 1.....7 NAU 125 D   EMG
 7215 0030-0130 40E,41NW         330100 100 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   GFA
 7240 2330-0030 41NE,43S,49N     330100  85 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   GFA
15150 1530-1630 40E,41NW         320200  99 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   GFA
15235 1330-1530 41NE,43S,49N     320200  85 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   GFA
15285 1230-1500 41               340200  89 218 1234567 NAU 250 D   GFA
11900 1530-1630 29S              330100 100 216 ......7 NAU 100 D   HCJ
 7330 1100-1200 27,28  1st at month   6 283 805 1...... MOS 100 AUT JOY
 6095 0900-1600 18SW,27,28W,37N  350100 240 156 1...... NAU 100 D   KBC&)
 7395 2300-0200 2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10 320100 300 216 ......7 NAU 125 D   KBC&)
 9800 1830-1900 46S,47SE     HR 4/4/0.5 180 216 1234567 ISS 500 F   LWF
 6140 0900-1000 27,28E                6 270 805 1......#MOS 100 AUT MVB
 9465 1600-1630 29,30            340101  60 146 ......7 NAU 250 D   MWF
13710 1200-1230 19-26            310200  60 218 ......7 NAU 250 D   MWF
 5985 0400-0430 11,12               LPH 222 805 1234567 YFR 100 USA NHK
 9620 0300-0500 38-40            330100 140 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   NHK
 9765 1700-1900 38-40            330100 140 216 1234567 NAU 250 D   NHK
17630 1600-1630 47E,48       HR 4/4/0.8 130 217 ..3...7 ISS 500 F   OGM
 9685 1930-2000 37,38            330100 155 216 1...... NAU 250 D   PAB
15205 1400-1430 41               310200  95 218 1...... NAU 100 D   PAB
15205 1415-1430 41               310200  95 218 .234567 NAU 100 D   PAB
15205 1430-1445 41               310200  95 218 1...... NAU 250 D   PAB

17605 1700-1800 48SW,58NW    HR 4/2/0.8 144 207 ......7 ISS 100 F   RIY
17630 1700-1800 38E,39S,48       320200 135 218 1..4... NAU 100 D   SBO
 6095 0900-1100 18SW,27,28W,37N  350100 230 156 .2..56. NAU 100 D   TRS
 7215 0930-1000 28               310101 135 146 1234567 NAU 100 D   TWR
 7300 1500-1528 28,29,30         310101  65 146 1234567 NAU 100 D   TWR

17580 1700-1730 48E          HR 4/4/0.5 120 216 .23456. ISS 150 F   VOK
Day 1 = Sunday ... Day 7 = Saturday
List of Broadcasters which are using MEDIA BROADCAST technical equipment:
AWR Adventist World Radio
BVB High Adventure Gospel - Bible Voice Broadcasting
DWL Deutsche Welle Bonn / Berlin, Germany
EMG Evangelische Missionsgemeinden in Deutschland
GFA Gospel for Asia
HCJ Reach Beyond (former HCJ Voice of the Andes),
    Sats only, 1530 UT Russian, 1600 UT Chechen language.
JOY Joystick, 1st Sun
KBC Mighty KBC Radio, Sat/Sun. Sun to North Americas.
LWF Lutheran World Federation
MVB Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Baltic Radio.  # = only via order
MWF Missionswerk Friedensstimme, Gummersbach - Germany
NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Radio Japan World, Tokyo, Japan.
OGM NGO [RHU Radio Huriyo Xoriyo Ogaden]
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization>
    <http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_non_gouvernementale>
PAB Pan Am Broadcasting
RIY RPRK Radio Inyabutatu, in Kinyarwanda to Ce/EaAfrica.
SBO Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo, Voice of Oromo Liberation.
TRS Transport Radio on Mon/Thu/Fri only.
TWR Trans World Radio
VOK Target Region Khaatumo in central Somaliland.

&) For reception reports please mail to: <KBC531 -at- gmail.com>
or write to:
The Mighty KBC
Argonstraat 6
6718 WT Ede
The Netherlands, Europe
Website: <http://www.kbcradio.eu>

MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Order Management & Backoffice
Erna-Scheffler-Strasse 1
D-51103 Cologne, Germany

Please send your inquiries and reception reports to:
E-Mail:   <QSL-Shortwave -at- media-broadcast.com>
E-Mail:   <info -at- media-broadcast.com>
Internet: <http://www.media-
broadcast.com/en/startpage/services/radio/short-wave-networks>

WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Postfach 1214
D-61282 Bad Homburg
GERMANY

E-Mail:   <mail -at- wwdxc.de>
Internet: <http://www.wwdxc.de>
(MBR Cologne Germany, Oct 25, 2015, .PDF format,extracted & reformatted by wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Oct 25, 2015)

Friday, October 30, 2015

DRM Consortium welcomes Radio Republik Indonesia and signs co-operation agreement to Introduce DRM Digital Radio technology in Indonesia


The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium is delighted to welcome the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) as a member of the Consortium. DRM and RRI have also signed a cooperation agreement to introduce the DRM technology in Indonesia starting in 2016.
The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of RRI by Mrs R. Niken Widiastuti (President) and Mr M. Rohanudin (Technology and New Media Director), during the Asia Broadcasting Union's General Assembly meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.  The DRM Consortium was represented by the DRM Chairman, Mrs Ruxandra Obreja and Vice Chair, Mr Alexander Zink.
Mr Sunarya Ruslan, Head of Supervisory Board of Radio Republik Indonesia, said: "This is the first step for RRI to implement digital radio to serve the people of Indonesia."
Mr Rohanudin, added: "Digitisation of broadcasting is the first point of entry of new technologies into a country that consists of islands like Indonesia. Its presence must have the support of all parties to convince the Indonesian society of using this technology."
Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman, is delighted to have the Consortium working so closely with RRI: " The DRM trial and workshop earlier in the year opened up possibilities and interest in a key Asian market like Indonesia, whose needs can be excellently met by DRM". 
(DRM Consortium Press Release)

Test Transmissions from FEBA on Saturday 31 Oct'15 from Sri Lanka

Time : 1330 to 1400 UTC (7.00 -7.30 PM India time)
Frequency : 9775 kHz  (31 Meter Band)
Power: 125 kW
Transmitting Site : Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Reception reports are appreciated from all listeners especially  in India and particular within South India-North East India. Reception Reports may please be sent by email to kenneth@febaindia.org preferably by Sunday morning ie 1 Nov 2015. Special e-qsls will be issued.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Report on EDXC conference, St.Petersburg

Report on European DX Council conference at Saint Petersburg
By Alan Pennington, BDXC





Report on BDXC - Sheigra DXpedition

Report on British DX Club - Sheigra DXpedition, 7th to 20th March 2015
By Dave Kenny and Alan Pennington



KBS B15

KBS B15
Effective 25th October 2015

Lang   Time (UTC) Freq(kHz)
---------------------------

Europe
Korean 1   1600 1800 7275
Korean 1   1700 1900 9515
Korean 2   0700 0800 6045
Russian    1300 1400 9645
Russian    1800 1900 7235
English 1  1600 1700 9515
English 1  
1800 1900 7275
English 1  2200 2300 11810
English 2  1100 1130 9760 (DRM) Sat
English 2  2300 2330 WRN
English 2  0930 1000 WRN
French2    0100 2200 3955
German2    0000 2100 3955
German2    1900 2000 5885 (DRM)
German2    1900 2000 5900
Spanish    1800 1900 9740

North America
Korean 2   1400 1500 15575
English 1  1300 1400 15575
Spanish    0200 0300 15575

South America
Korean 2   0300 0400 11810
English 1  0200 0300 9580
Spanish    0100 0200 11810
Spanish    0100 0200 9605
Spanish    1100 1200 11795

Southeast Asia
Korean 1   0900 1100 9570
Chinese    1130 1230 9770
Chinese    2300 2400 9805
English 1  0800 0900 9570
English 1  1300 1400 9570
English 1  1600 1700 9640
English 3  0200 0300 9690
English 1  0400 1500 9640
Indonesian 1200 1300 9570
Indonesian 1400 1500 9570
Indonesian 1600 1700 9805
Indonesian 2200 2300 9805
Vietnamese 0100 0200 9690
Vietnamese 1030 1130 9770
Vietnamese 1500 1600 9640

Middle East/Africa
Korean 1   1600 1800 9740
Korean 2   0900 1000 15160
Arabic     2000 2100 9840
Arabic     1800 1900 WRN
French     2000 2100 5950(Issoudun)
China
Chinese    1130 1230 6095
Chinese    2300 2400 7215
English 3  1230 1330 6095
Japan
Japanese   0100 0200 9580
Japanese   0200 0300 11810

Moscow
Russian    1730 1800 738 (AM)

Jakarta
Indonesian 1200 1300 102.6 (FM)

Buenos Aires
Spanish    1800 1855(FM)(Mon-Fri)

Non Direction
Korean 1   0900 1100 7275
Korean 2   1000 1100 1170 (AM)
Korean 2   1200 1300 7275
Japanese   0800 0900 7275
Japanese   0800 0900 6155
Japanese   0900 1000 6155
Japanese   1000 1100 6095
Japanese   1100 1300 1170 (AM)
Chinese    1300 1400 1170 (AM)
Chinese    1300 1400 7275

KBS World Radio airs 63 hours and 13 minutes of programming a day on shortwave, mediumwave, and FM. In addition, English, Arabic and Russian programs reach listeners via satellites, with Russian, Indonesian and Spanish programming available on local FM and AM.

---
Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi


DRM newsletters for October '2015



Digital Radio Mondiale Newsletter - October 2015 issue

http://eepurl.com/bDjI_9

DRM India chapter newsletter - October 2015 issue

http://eepurl.com/bDlH0z

World Christian Broadcasting Update

Our team in Madagascar is on schedule in connecting everything to be able to reach the other half of the world. Connecting the transmitters with the three antennas and with all the equipment on the campus is a huge undertaking, as this photo shows. Continue in prayer for "all green buttons" which would mean everything is connected correctly. Once connected and checked by the company that built the transmitters, testing will begin and then early in 2016 eleven new hours of programming will begin. Be prayerful about the new programs in Arabic, English for Africa along with broadcasts in Russian, Chinese, Spanish and International English to new areas of the world.

(World Christian Broadcasting on FB)

Radio Republik Indonesia signs cooperation agreement with DRM

RRI and the DRM Consortium signed a co-operation agreement that will see Indonesia test DRM transmissions across its vast archipeligo. Radio Republik Indonesia has been considering digital radio options for some time, and this latest announcement indicates that the country may add Digital Radio Mondiale transmission systems onto one or more of the national broadcaster's existing transmission installations.
 
Read more at :
 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Babcock Shortwave and DRM Roadshow

Babcock showcased DRM at a joint BBC/Babcock event being held at the BBC's Broadcasting House headquarters. Babcock organises a bi-annual internal 'Roadshow' at the BBC to highlight the seasonal changes to broadcast schedules and SW frequencies every March and October, and is using this autumn's event to demonstrate DRM technology to BBC World Service managers, production and editorial staff.



Monday, October 26, 2015

TWR INDIA B15

TWR INDIA B15
EFFECTIVE FROM 25.10.15 TO 26.03.16

LOC FREQ START STOP CIRAF PWR AZI SLEW ANT DAYS LANGUAGE
--------------------------------------------------------
GRI 7280  0030 0045 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5  23456  BENGALI
GRI 7280  0045 0115 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5  23456  BHOJPURI
GRI 7280  0100 0115 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5 1       HINDI
GRI 7280  0115 0130 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5 1234    DZONKHA
GRI 7280  0115 0130 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5     5   NEPALI
GRI 15755 1315 1330 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8  23456  DOGRI
GRI 15755 1315 1430 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8 1     7 HINDI
GRI 15755 1330 1400 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8  23456  HINDI
GRI 15755 1400 1415 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8  23 56  HINDI
GRI 15755 1400 1415 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8    4    AWADHI
GRI 15755 1415 1430 41 300 98  0 4/8/0.8  23456  GARHWALI
GRI 7505  1515 1545 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5 1234567 PUNJABI
GRI 7505  1545 1615 41 300 98  0 2/4/0.5  23456  PUNJABI
ERV 11625 1245 1300 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       SANTHALI
ERV 11625 1245 1300 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 KUI INDIA
ERV 11625 1300 1315 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       KUMAONI
ERV 11625 1300 1315 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 HO INDIA
ERV 11625 1315 1330 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   123     MARWARI
ERV 11625 1315 1330 41 300 100 0 8/8/1      45   MEWADI
ERV 11625 1315 1330 41 300 100 0 8/8/1        6  BRAJ BHASHA
ERV 11625 1315 1330 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 BENGALI
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       BONDO
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    23     MAITHILI
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1      4    KASHMIRI
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1       5   TIBETAN
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1        6  HARYANVI
ERV 11625 1330 1345 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 GARHWALI
ERV 11625 1345 1400 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       KURUKH
ERV 11625 1345 1415 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    23456  MAITHILI
ERV 11625 1345 1415 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 BUNDELI
ERV 11625 1400 1415 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       KHARIA
ERV 11625 1415 1430 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   12      MAGHAI
ERV 11625 1415 1430 41 300 100 0 8/8/1     34    MUNDARI
ERV 11625 1415 1430 41 300 100 0 8/8/1       567 KURUKH
ERV 11625 1430 1445 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1       SADARI
ERV 11625 1430 1445 41 300 100 0 8/8/1         7 DAHAYIA
ERV 11625 1430 1500 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    23456  SINDHI
ERV 11625 1445 1500 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1     7 CHODRI
ERV 11625 1500 1530 41 300 100 0 8/8/1   1     7 GAMIT
ERV 11625 1500 1515 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    2      GAMIT
ERV 11625 1500 1515 41 300 100 0 8/8/1     34    BHILI
ERV 11625 1500 1515 41 300 100 0 8/8/1       56  VASAVI
ERV 11625 1515 1530 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    23     MOUCHI
ERV 11625 1515 1530 41 300 100 0 8/8/1      45   DHODIA
ERV 11625 1515 1530 41 300 100 0 8/8/1        6  GAMIT
ERV 11625 1530 1600 41 300 100 0 8/8/1    1    7 URDU PAK
TAC 7505 1430 1445 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  1       HINDI
TAC 7505 1430 1515 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5   234567 HINDI
TAC 7505 1445 1515 41 100 131 10 2/4/0.5  1       PUNJABI
Submit reports at : http://www.twr.in/technical_info.htm

--
Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi, India

Sunday, October 25, 2015

KTWR B15

Effective: 25 October 2015 - 26 March 2016
All times in UTC, frequencies in kHz
 
Language    UTC      Days  Frequency/mb
---------------------------------------
 
To China 
Cantonese  1400-1430  Mon-Fri  9975  /31
Mandarin   1000-1015  Sun      15235 /19
Mandarin   1000-1100  Mon-Sat  15235 /19
Various    1100-1200  Mon-Fri  12120 /25
Mandarin   1100-1230  Sun-Fri  9910  /31
Mandarin   1115-1230  Sat      9910  /31  
Various    1230-1300  Mon-Fri  9910  /31
Mandarin   1215-1245  Mon-Fri  9975  /31
Mandarin   1330-1400  Sun-Fri  9975  /31
Mandarin   1400-1430  Sat-Sun  9975  /31
Mandarin   1430-1445  Daily    9975  /31
Nosu Yi    1200-1215  Daily    11580 /25
 
Korea  
Korean     1345-1500  Daily    9910 /31
Korean     1500-1510  Fri-Sun  9910 /31

Japan
Japanese   1215-1245  Sun      9975 /31

South Asia
English    1230-1300  Sat      15240 /19
English    1530-1545  Mon-Sat  12120 /25

South Pacific
English    1000-1025  Mon-Fri  11840 /25
English    1000-1015  Sat      11840 /25

SE Asia
English    1030-1100  Sun-Mon  11965/25
English    1030-1110  Tue-Fri  11965/25

Indonesia
Madurese   0930-1000  Mon-Fri  11965/25
Sundanese  1000-1030  Mon-Fri  11965/25  
Indonesian 0930-1000  Sun      11965/25

Myanmar
Burmese    1200-1230  Mon-Fri  15390 /19
Burmese    1200-1245  Sat      15390 /19
Burmese    1200-1245  Sun      15390 /19
Sgaw Karen 1300-1330  Sun-Fri  15390 /19
Sgaw Karen 1300-1315  Sat      15390 /19

Vietnam
Vietnamese 1245-1330  Sun-Fri  11580 /25
Vietnamese 1245-1345  Sat      11580 /25

South Asia
Kokborok   1230-1300  Mon-Fri  15240 /19
Kokborok   1245-1300  Sun      15240 /19
Santhali   1300-1315  Daily    15240 /19
Santhali   1315-1330  Sun      15225 /19
Assamese   1315-1345  Sun-Fri  15225 /19
Manipuri   1330-1345  Sun      15225 /19

Trans World Radio - Guam
P.O. Box 6095, Merizo, Guam 96916 USA
Updated: October 12, 2015

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