Tuesday, September 15, 2020

All India Radio's special transmission for "Mahalaya 2020"

All India Radio's special transmission for "Mahalaya 2020"
 
Date : 17th September, 2020 (Thursday)

Time : 0350 - 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (16th Sept 2020) to 0015 UTC (17th Sept, 2020)
* some stations have late sign in & may continue past 0100 UTC

All India Radio, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn programme "Mahishasur Mardini" on the ocassion of Mahalaya in following languages  : 

- Hindi/Sanskrit - on its Indraprastha & FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected SW & MW stations. 

- Bengali/Sanskrit - at same time on AIR Delhi Rajdhani & FM Rainbow channels and selected SW & MW stations. 

All India Radio, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya programme in Bengali/Sanskrit at same time which will be relayed by selected SW & MW stations .

This programme may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels,YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7 & DTH.

"Mahishasuramardini" is a special two hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitation & music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930's. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to Radio broadcasts. Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya. 

Frequencies observed during past years :

SW
 
4810 - Bhopal
4835 - Gangtok (*)
4910 - Jaipur

MW

531 - Jodhpur
549 - Ranchi
603 - Ajmer
621 - Patna A
648 - Indore A
657 - Kolkata A
666 - New Delhi B
675 - Chattarpur
684 - Port Blair
711 - Siliguri
729 - Guwahati A
747 - Lucknow A
756 - Jagdalpur
774 - Shimla
792 - Pune (Pure DRM)
801 - Jabalpur
810 - Rajkot A
819 - New Delhi A
828 - Silchar
846 - Ahmedabad A
891 - Rampur
909 - Gorakhpur
918 - Suratgarh
954 - Nazibabad
981 - Raipur
990 - Jammu
1008 - Kolkata B
1026 - Allahabad A
1044 - Mumbai A
1125 - Tezpur
1179 - Rewa
1242 - Varanasi
1260 - Ambikapur
1296 - Darbhanga
1314 - Bhuj
1386 - Gwalior
1395 - Bikaner
1404 - Gangtok
1458 - Bhagalpur
1530 - Agra
1593 - Bhopal A

Please email your observations & receptions reports to :  spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

Or,

Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related :

What is Mahalaya ?



Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation still default choice for All India Radio

DRM Virtual Event ‘Advanced Radio for All’ – Success at IBC 2020

Under the overarching theme "DRM – Advanced Radio for All" the DRM Consortium planned for a virtual showcase to share with participants the practical advances of DRM in various parts of the world and the recent improvements to the DRM performance, equipment and receivers.

The event hosted by the DRM Consortium brought together specialists from India, Indonesia, UK, Germany, Pakistan, China, Brazil and many more places. A record number of companies/organisations and their specialists, like Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, Simon Keens - Ampegon (Switzerland), Lindsay Cornell and Nigel Fry - BBC, Tim Whittaker - Cambridge Consultants (UK), Alexander Zink - Fraunhofer IIS (Germany), Haochun Liu - Gospell (China), Rajith Nair - Inntot (India), Philipp Schmid - Nautel (Canada), Ghulam Mujaddid - PBC (Pakistan), Albert Waal - RFmondial (Germany), William Kim - Rf2Digital (South Korea), Frederik Ndolu - RRI (Indonesia), Johannes von Weyssenhoff - Starwaves (Germany) and Consortium representatives Yogendra Pal, Radu Obreja presented the technical, geographic and technical progress made by DRM since IBC 2019.

Over 100 participants from all continents and countries as far apart as Australia, Romania, Brazil, India, Germany, and Indonesia took part and addressed questions to the organisers. The highlights of the event included details on DRM progress in places like India (more DRM MW transmitters announced), Indonesia (successful use of DRM for FM transmitters also for emergency warning), Pakistan (announced as a DRM country with a comprehensive implementation rollout) South Africa (with a new digitisation policy also mandating DRM) and Brazil.

DRM-compatible receivers were a main topic of the presentation. Gospell and Inntot companies promoted a variety of receivers and solutions for standalone and car. Starwaves highlighted the Tuk-Tuk receiver and launched its new receiver W293BT demonstrating excellent DRM in shortwave reception. RF2digital showcased their multi-standard SDR option. Other information came from Cambridge Consultants regarding new developments on low-cost, low-energy receivers and from Avion.

Presenters from RFmondial, Nautel and Starwaves demonstrated the way in which DRM can be the most efficient standard in broadcasting up to 18 DRM channels within 600
kHz on one frequency, from one single FM digital transmitter and antenna. One presentation that attracted a lot of interest was the use DRM for emergency warning and especially education (both in receivers and for public signage).

Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, says that: "this was a unique and rich event which demonstrated the commitment of our members and of all those convinced of the DRM superiority and efficiency. The recent great improvements and receiver developments of the only all-band digital radio standard, even in these challenging times, demonstrates that DRM is even more attractive now when some its extra features and possibilities like delivering education and emergency warning come to the fore. These are extra benefits while DRM can deliver full country coverage with increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency."

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

After Java, DRM for FM Tested in Jakarta - August 2020 !

DRM and Emergency Warning Tested Successfully on FM in Jakarta – Indonesia

The Indonesian Communications Ministry (Kominfo) and the public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), have continued testing DRM FM - started in July in Pelabuhan Ratu, West Java. The excellent audio results recorded in Jakarta doubled by no interference from DRM to existing FM stations and the good functioning of the Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF).

In Jakarta DRM was transmitted in the frequencies of 92.6 MHz and 93 MHz. To check the potential interference with flight frequencies, DRM was transmitted on 107.9 MHz but no spurious DRM was noted within the flight frequencies (108-137 MHz).

The measurement results conclusively showed that there is no interference between DRM radio and the existing FM radio stations placed at 200 kHz distance, at 92.4 MHz, 92.8 MHz, and 93.2 MHz. The DRM audio quality was excellent.

The results of the emergency warning functionality (EWF) test showed that EWF functioned properly. The delay between the activation of the emergency button and the reception on the receiving device was of about 38 seconds, but this can be still optimised to go down to 10 seconds.

The two sets of trials conducted in West Java and Jakarta proved that the field test results are consistent with ITU-R Recommendation BS.1114 and BS.1660. In this case it is possible to implement DRM digital radio in VHF Band II (FM radio band)  side by side (co-existence) with analog FM radio using a 200 kHz frequency space from the existing FM radio broadcaster. In addition, for full pure DRM implementation the frequency space can be of 100 kHz between DRM radio broadcasters.

The general conclusion of the Indonesian tests is  that DRM on the FM frequency bands can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the spectrum usage, thus improving the quality and coverage of radio broadcast services used for information, emergency warnings or entertainment.

DRM receivers are expected to be available in the form of car head units, portable receivers, USB dongles, and as embedded modules in smartphones. One of the Ministry Officials (the Director General of SDPPI) will further liaise with the local manufacturing industry and automotive industry in order to  get availability of dual-mode analog-digital (AM/FM/DRM) broadcast radio receiver devices.


All India Radio's Vividh Bharati service on shortwave 9380 kHz off air

Vividh Bharati transmission of All India Radio on shortwave 9380 kHz via Aligarh 250 kW transmitter has been taken off air from Friday 4 Sept 2020. The entertainment channel Vividh Bharati (translated roughly as Indian variety) is still available on many AIR stations on FM & MW and also on Live Streaming, DTH, DRM etc. 

It seems it is for the very first time that the Vividh Bharati is not on SW after it began in 1957 to meet the competition offered by Radio Ceylon (Now SLBC). For some time AIR stations in Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai and New Delhi even transmitted on a single SW channel (10330 kHz) with Vividh Bharti Service. From New Delhi also on SW 6100 kHz there used to be Vividh Bharati Service in AM/DRM a few years back. In 2003, the service was transferred to a single 500 kW-transmitter at Bengaluru.



(Via Jose Jacob, VU2JOS)

Friday, September 04, 2020

DRM Virtual Event ‘Advanced Radio for All’ at IBC 2020


DRM Virtual Event 'Advanced Radio for All' at IBC 2020

Under the overarching theme "DRM – Advanced Radio for All" the DRM Consortium has planned for a virtual showcase to share with participants the practical advances of DRM in various parts of the world and the recent improvements to the DRM performance, equipment and receivers.

Planned for September 9th (1000-1200 UTC) this special IBC  event hosted by the DRM Consortium will bring together specialists and practitioners from India, Indonesia, UK, Germany, Pakistan, China, Brazil and many more places to present to you DRM implementation and innovation as well as working and available receivers. The two-hour event will be a mixture of live presentations, videos, questions and answers, both immersive and exciting.

Ruxandra Obreja, the Consortium Chairman, hopes that: "this will be a unique event which will stand out in the sea of current virtual webinars and meetings. The interest and practical roll out of the only all-band digital radio standard, even in these challenging times, demonstrates that DRM is even more attractive now as it digitally future-proofs for all broadcasters large or small. DRM is offering more news and entertainment programme choice to all listeners, as well as the increasingly necessary access to education and emergency warnings, while ensuring full country coverage with increased energy savings and spectrum efficiency."

Some of the companies participating are: Ampegon, BBC, Encompass Digital Media, Fraunhofer IIS, Gospell, Inntot, PBC, RFmondial, RRI, Starwaves.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE DRM SHOWCASE :

KTWR Special DRM Broadcast week September 6-11 for Indian listeners

Listen to DRM tests everyday this week !
This is your chance to try out your DRM reception capabilities.

KTWR will be conducting daily test DRM broadcasts and each day we will be testing different DRM modes of transmission.

This broadcast will be on 15200 kHz in the 19 meter band directed toward listeners in India.
KTWR looks forward to receiving your feedback and hope that you enjoy these programs.
Please contact with your location and SNR and reception details by emailing ktwrdrm@twr.org

KTWR DRM Receiver Test Broadcast Schedule September 6 - 11, 2020

TIME UTC    Sept 6   16 QAM SBR Change  - Data service: Mot web

1027-1041       S1 English TX7 AAC B/16QAM No SBR Mono PL0, - English Metadata S2 MOTweb
1041-1057       S1 English TX7 AAC B/16QAM SBR Mono PL1, - English Metadata S2 MOTweb

TIME UTC    Sept 7   64QAM/ SBR Change,  No SBR PL1 to SBR PL2 - Data service:  Slides

1027-1041       S1 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM No SBR Mono PL1, - English Metadata S2 Slides
1041-1057       S1 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM SBR Mono PL2, - English Metadata S2 Slides

TIME UTC    Sept 8    Param Stereo PL0 – low bit rate, high protection - No Data Service

1027-1057       S1 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM Param Stereo PL0 – English Metadata

TIME UTC    Sept 9   Dual Language & UTF-8 Text, protection High/Low - No Data Service

1027-1057        S1 Tamil TX7 AAC B/64QAM No SBR Mono PL0 - Tamil Metadata
                         S2 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM No SBR Mono PL0 - English Metadata
1041-1057        S1 Tamil TX7 AAC B/64QAM No SBR Mono PL1 - Tamil Metadata
                         S2 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM No SBR Mono PL1 - English Metadata
                      
TIME UTC    Sept 10   QAM change 16 to 64 - Data service: Journaline

1027-1041    S1 English TX7 AAC B/16QAM No SBR Mono PL0, - English Metadata S2 Journaline
1041-1057    S1 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM SBR Mono PL2, - English Metadata S2 Journaline

TIME UTC    Sept 11  Param Stereo PL1 – high bit rate, low protection - No Data Service

1027-1057       S1 English TX7 AAC B/64QAM Param Stereo PL1 – English Metadata


Friday, August 21, 2020

Special VORW Radio International Broadcast To Europe & Asia This Weekend!

There will be a special broadcast of VORW Radio International this Saturday, 22nd Aug'20 with 300 kW of power for listeners in Europe and Asia!

The show will be broadcast live from Moosbrunn, Austria on 6070 kHz and will feature a fun hour of good music and commentary.

Here is the broadcast schedule:

Saturday (22nd Aug, 2020)
1700 UTC (1 PM Eastern / 7 PM CEST) – 6070 kHz – Moosbrunn 300 kW – Europe, Middle East and Africa

A QSL will be given to any and all listeners who submit reception reports. Feedback is most welcome at vorwinfo@gmail.com


Monday, August 17, 2020

Logs - AIR special transmission - Hon'ble President's address to the nation

Hon'ble President's address to the nation was noted on following freq's at 1330-1411 UTC in hindi followed by english on 14th Aug 2020 :

SW

4760 Leh
4800 Hyderabad
4810 Bhopal
4910 Jaipur
4920 Chennai
4950 Srinagar
5010 Thiruvananthapuram
5040 Jeypore
9380 Aligarh
9865 Bengaluru
9950 Delhi
11620 Bengaluru

ICOM R75 +  15 m longwire end fed to 9:1 Balun

FM
100.1 AIR FM GOLD DELHI
100.5 AIR DEHRADUN
101.3 AIR ALIGARH
102.1 AIR MUSSOORIE
102.6 AIR FM RAINBOW DELHI
105.6 GYAN VANI DELHI
106.4 AIR VBS DELHI

And on most of the MW Frequencies.


(Alokesh Gupta)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Special broadcasts by AIR for Independence Day (15 Aug 2020)


India is celebrating its 74th Independence Day on 15 August 2020.

Details of special programs by All India Radio for the occasion is as follows:

14th August 2020 (Friday)  1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST) onwards "Address to the Nation" on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English by  Shri.Ram Nath Kovind, Honble President of India.
All stations of All India Radio will relay this on MW, SW & FM.

Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies :

kHz     kW       Station

4760    7          Leh              
4800    50        Hyderabad              
4810    50        Bhopal        
4835    10        Gangtok                  
4910    50        Jaipur
4920    50        Chennai        
4950    30        Srinagar        
5010    50        Thiruvananthapuram            
5040    50        Jeypore                    
5050    10        Aizawl ?
6030    250      Delhi            
9380    250      Aligarh
9865    500      Bengaluru ?


Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24x7
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15th August 2020 (Saturday) 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST)

All India Radio will live broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minister's address to the nation to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2020 on the following SW frequencies.

English:
15030 Bengaluru 500 kW

Hindi:
9380  Aligarh 250 kW
9950  New Delhi 250 kW
11620 Bengaluru 500 kW

The following External Services stands cancelled for that day:
11560: Pushtu 0215-0300, Dari  0300-0345

The Regional SW Stations will start using their day time frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

The sign on schedule for that day is as follows with normal sign on timings in brackets.

1. Bhopal - 0130 UTC (Ex 0225) 7430
2. Chennai  - 0130 UTC (Ex 0300) 7380
3. Hyderabad - 0130 UTC (Ex 0225) 7420
5. Srinagar  -0130 UTC (ex 0225) 6110
6. Thiruvanathapuram - 0130 UTC (Ex 0230) 7290

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows                     
     
kHz     kW       Station

4760    7          Leh              
4800    50        Hyderabad              
4810    50        Bhopal        
4835    10        Gangtok                  
4910    50        Jaipur
4920    50        Chennai        
4950    30        Srinagar        
5010    50        Thiruvananthapuram            
5040    50        Jeypore                    
5050    10        Aizawl ?
6030    250      Delhi       
7270    50       Chennai      
9380    250      Aligarh
9865    500      Bengaluru ? 

All stations of AIR will relay the running commentary.

Live streaming of the above programs is available in:

Reception Reports to :
Please send your reception reports on line at: http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/

or 

Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204, Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

Watch the events live on Doordarshan TV  on all their channels .Try the following links:


(Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta)

Photo courtesy @AkashvaniAIR on Twitter

Saturday, August 08, 2020

E-Tenders invited for AIR Kurseong 50 kW AM DRM SW Transmitter



Prasar Bharati has invited E-Tenders for Supply,Testing and Commissioning of 50 kW AM DRM SW Transmitter at All India Radio, Kurseong.


Earlier budgetary cost estimation and comments in respect of Draft Technical Specifications were invited from vendors/OEM's during March'2020.

Details here :

Shortwave transmissions by All India Radio, Kursong were terminated on 30th July, 2019 and decommissioned with effect from 7th August , 2019. They are now on FM 103.5 MHz, 10 kW and 102.3 MHz, 5 kW. They used to operate on 3355, 4895, 7230 kHz, with the following SW transmitters:

1st SW transmitter - Temporary 2 kW SW - June 2, 1962.  
Gates Model HF20BX 20 kW SW - January 1963.
BEL Model HHB144 50 kW SW - 1995

However during Aug'2019 local officials and MP had requested to replace the existing shortwave transmitter with a new 300 kW DRM transmitter.

Plea on hill radio station

On 22nd Nov, 2019 the Minister of Information and Broadcasting informed in Parliament that project for replacement of old SW transmitter with a new one has been approved.



Interestingly AIR Kurseong will be using NVIS antenna which is most effective in mountainous areas where line-of-sight propagation is ineffective & has coverage area of 500-800 kms.


Friday, August 07, 2020

LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel special broadcast on 8th Aug'20

LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel special broadcast

LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel will transmit 24 hours uninterrupted from Base Esperanza, Antarctica, this Saturday August 8 from 1700 UTC on 15476 kHz USB.

There is a special eQSL. 
Reception reports to : tranalra36@radionacional.gov.ar

LRA 36 can be heard on the short-wave frequency of 15476 kHz USB, and on the Internet from the site http://www.radionacional.com.ar  - Emisoras - Antártida.
Program produced and carried out entirely at the Esperanza Base.

(Via Adrian Korol)




Thursday, August 06, 2020

DRM FOR FM – MEASURES UP TO EXPECTATIONS IN INDONESIA

Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has just conducted measurements proving the DRM in FM is spectrum, energy efficient delivering audio and text in superior quality without any interference even in very crowded FM environments.

RRI has always been on the forefront in the field of radio broadcasting and on-line radio.
The successful testing and measurements carried out in July came on the back of pioneering DRM deployments in the FM band.

PREPARATION

On 10 June 2020, a digital radio transmitter was installed and commissioned by RRI at Pelubharan Ratu in Sukabumi province, West Java. For this purpose, the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)[1] digital radio system was used: this innovative step meant this is the first ever digital radio broadcasting station in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia.

Currently, the Pelubharan Ratu digital radio station is broadcasting three programmes in digital form, RRI Pro 1, RRI Pro 3 and, through its digital technology, news and current affairs information in textual form (in writing) in Bhasa Indonesia. The data provision is done through a digital system known as Journaline. The possibilities are immense as the system can cater to news and other information spanning 64,000 pages.

The second such digital radio transmitter was installed and commissioned on 11 June 2020 at Pantai Labuan in Banten Regency, West Java. Following this, the third DRM FM digital radio transmitter was installed and commissioned in July 2020 in Cilacap, Java Tengah province. These stations also provide similar programmes and digital services. In addition, by August 10, RRI plans to install and commission two more DRM FM transmitters in Painan, West Sumatra and in Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tengarah Timor province in eastern Indonesia.

In July RRI conducted the evaluation of trials and measurements of the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) technology in Pelabuhan Ratu area, Sukabumi, West Java, an area often struck by natural disasters.

These activities carried out on Wednesday (23/7/2020) and (Thursday (24/7/2020) were conducted in preparation for the implementation of digital radio.

DRM is an open all-band standard digital audio broadcasting radio technology recommended by ITU and ETSI (EN 302 245 and ES 201 980). DRM has several features and benefits including the incorporated feature of Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF).

DRM can be a digitisation solution both in the MF radio frequency band, or VHF Band II (FM). Irrespective of band, since the DRM standard is one, each DRM radio frequency channel can accommodate up to three broadcast programs (audio) along with text data (presented as news media, advertising, public information, and so on).

DRM is both spectrum and energy efficient and delivers local, regional, national and international coverage. Unlike analogue DRM can be used to achieve broader coverage using the Single Frequency Network (SFN) feature.

DRM can be used on the MF radio frequency bands using the same bandwidth as analogue (AM) and this was successfully demonstrated in Indonesia during the Bogor and Bali trials.

If DRM is used in the VHF Band II it only utilises a 96 kHz that can accommodate up to three audio channels and one data channel. This was also demonstrated by RRI in their trial conducted with the DRM Consortium in Batam. So, half the spectrum for up to three audio channels and one data channel, rather than one analogue audio only programme in FM.

In Indonesia FM is widely used in large cities, so there are not many FM radio frequencies available now. To avoid interference between FM radio broadcasts, the FM broadcast radio frequency channel is ideally separated by 400 kHz (adjacent-4). As DRM can fit in these guard spaces DRM can be a solution even in the cities with a very congested FM spectrum.

The DRM for FM RRI measurements in West Java were carried out for two days, namely 23 and 24 July 2020. The first day, they started with six Test Points (TP), namely TP1 on Karang Hawu Beach, TP2 Karang Papak Beach, TP3 Kadaka Beach, TP4 Vihara Nam Hay Kwan Se Im Pu Sa, TP5 Batu Bintang Beach and TP6 Pantai Loji.

The sixth test point location was obtained based on the results of simulated computer predictions of radiation coverage of an analogue 1 kW FM transmitter.

Measurements were aimed at technically evaluating DRM transmissions and features that can be broadcast through DRM transmitters.

CONCLUSIONS

Based on the results of the field measurements obtained in the six test points covered by the 1kW transmitter it was noted that these can be served with only 50 watts of DRM power delivering throughout a good DRM audio quality. In testing a simulcast broadcast using 1 kW and 800 Watt with spacing distance 150 kHz between the middle frequency FM and DRM, the measurement showed no interference between FM and DRM. The DRM quality was at least equally good to FM, but the sound quality of DRM was even better than FM.

The field test results are thus consistent with the ITU-R Recommendations BS. 1114 and BS. 1660. The next measurement is scheduled to be held at RRI Central Jakarta in August 2020.

For the map, click here : https://tinyurl.com/yxgnwo4d

Related :

DRM Trial Begins Digital Radio Implementation

Translated version :   https://tinyurl.com/y3a4yrkf

Video of field tests : https://youtu.be/sc4_4MZ6AvY

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Radio Channel 292 on new frequency 9670 kHz


With effect from August 1st, 2020, Radio Channel 292 will use a new frequency 9670 kHz, this replaces 7440 kHz.  9670 kHz will be good for long distance reception, especially during darkness.

Program information:

(Rainer Ebeling, Radio Channel 292)


New AIR SW DRM test schedule via Bengaluru


New AIR SW DRM test schedule via Bengaluru wef 31st July'20 : 

1000-1010 UTC 15410 kHz to NE Asia
1145-1155 UTC 15030 kHz to NE Asia 
1745-1755 UTC 7550 kHz to Europe

Reception reports to : drmofallindiaradio@gmail.com

(Via Jose Jacob)  

Voice of Hope - Africa Schedule Change

Voice of Hope, Africa is temporarily suspending morning broadcasts and resuming evening broadcasts once again, due to changes in the 'load shedding' schedule by the local power utility, ZESCO.  Effective 1st August, 2020, Saturday, we will be transmitting:
 
1400-1600 UTC daily on 6065 & 9680 kHz
1600-2130 UTC daily on 4965 & 6065 kHz
 
The evening broadcasts on 6065 may afford better listening opportunities for DX-ers in Europe.  Reception reports are always welcome to reports@voiceofhope.com
 
A full program guide is on our website, here:  

We are hopeful we will be able to resume broadcasting in both the mornings and evenings later this year as the local electricity supply improves.
 
Ray Robinson
Strategic Communications Group
Voice of Hope World Radio Network