Sunday, April 17, 2016

Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) , Guinea reactivated on shortwave

Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG), the state broadcasting service of Guinea has been re-activated on shortwave, as per BDXC Africa Guide station was last reported on shortwave on 7125 kHz in September 2012.  Earlier a 50 kW transmitter was situated at Conakry.
Reactivated station on 9650 kHz was first noted by Paul Walker on 14th April 2016, Sakae Obara from New Jersey, USA identified the station as 'Radio Guinea' during a discussion in DXLD list. 
Logged on 16th April, 2016 0103 UTC onwards with surprisingly fair to good reception on 9650 kHz , heard till 0230 UTC onwards until it started fading, Content was mostly Afro music with occasional French talk.

And here's an audio file logged at 0107 UTC on 16th April 2016 on 9650 kHz

Per Wikipedia, Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (French: République de Guinée), is a country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (French: Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other parts of the wider region of the same name, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea.[5] Guinea has a population of 10.5 million.

Related :

On 29 issuers of the Guinean Radio Television, currently operate only 6
Paul B. Walker  who was one of the first DXer to notice and post about 9650 kHz on April 14th as an UNID station has shared this audio link  :
(Alokesh Gupta)


  1. Hi -- not Guinea Bissau, as on the label on the Sound Cloud file, but Guinea.

    1. Thanks, someone else also pointed out earlier & the same has been corrected.

  2. I believe I was one of the first DXers to notice and post about 9650khz, as I logged them back on April 14th as an UNID station. Here’s the audio link with my original information posted: (original information is posted in the YouTube description field)

    1. They were logged as an UN'ID as at the time, nothing on the schedule fit what I was hearing, not by a long shot

    2. Hi Paul, thanks for your comments, yes I have mentioned your name as the first person to have logged this station.