Saturday, January 31, 2009

LOGS 1/29/2009 (Thu)

LOGS 1/29/2009 (Thu)

6676 SSB Mumbai Volmet Mumbai India 45444 English Weather report by OM 0428 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

7390 Channel Africa Meyerton South Africa 35333 English Report on World Economic Forum at Davos by YL 0332 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

7400 Radio Bulgaria Plovdiv Bulgaria 35333 English Music Program - YL Presenter 0351 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

9690 Radio Romania International Galbeni Romania 45444 English Program "Cultural Events Today" - Talk by YL 0428 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

9800 Deutsche Welle Trincomalee Sri Lanka 55444 English Report by YL on farmers plight in Greece 0323 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

11387 SSB Mumbai Volmet Mumbai India 45444 English Weather report by OM 0429 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

12759 SSB AFRTS Diego Garcia United States 45444 English NPR Programming, Talk by OM 0353 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

15250 CVC International Darwin Australia 35343 Mandarin Song by YL 0426 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

15320 Radio Taipei International (Taiwan) Paochung Taiwan 34333 English Report on Chinese people in Africa by YLSplatter from 15325 Chinese 0328 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

15600 Deutsche Welle Trincomalee Sri Lanka 45444 English Report on home schooling in Germany by YL 0425 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

15610 CVC International Tashkent Uzbekistan 35333 English Pop song by OM singer 0440 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

17820 CVC International Darwin Australia 35433 Indonesian Talk by OM 0427 UTC 1/29/2009 AG

Rx : ICOM R71
Ant : 40' E-W Longwire

This report was generated by Shortwave Log.

Madagascar leader to put radio station back on air

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) - Madagascar's president made a conciliatory gesture Thursday, promising to put a radio station back on air after its closure sparked anti-government rioting that left at least 43 dead.

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Listen to VOA Bangla Programs, Win Quiz Competition

VOA Bangla Service has announced a Quiz Competition. The questions for the quiz will be based on VOA Bangla broadcasts from February 1, 2009 to February 7, 2009 for both our morning and evening air shows. VOA Bangla Service will announce the questions in the second week of February and after that you will get another three weeks to send your answers to VOA Bangla Service. While VOA Bangla Service give you the questions, VOA Bangla Service will also let you know the address where you would be required to send your answers. Listen to VOA Bangla Service air shows during the first week of February every day and win prizes in the Quiz Competition. Best of luck for all.....

Mani Sankar
DX-ers` Association of Medinipur ( Via Bangladx yg)

VOA's Hausa Service celebrated its 30th Anniversary

Washington, D.C., January 29, 2009 - Voice of America's (VOA) Hausa Service celebrated its 30th anniversary today at the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters.Nigeria's Minister of State, Information and Communications, Alhaji Ikra Bilbis, participated in the festivities and represented Nigeria's First Lady Hajia Turai Yar'Adua. On behalf of the First Lady, Minister Bilbis said: "We recognize and appreciate the vital role the VOA's Hausa Service plays as a vehicle of mobilization and development....We are also particularly thankful for the tremendous attention that the VOA Hausa Service gives to issues affecting women and children." Several other Nigerian dignitaries traveled to Washington for the event, joining diplomats from the embassies of Nigeria, the Niger Republic and Zambia. "Since the Hausa Service first went on the air in January of 1979," VOA Director Danforth Austin said, "it has been one of the most popular
international broadcasters in Africa-providing relevant news and information about Nigeria, the United States and the world." The day's activities included a presentation on The Role of International Radio in Promoting Democracy by Howard University's Dr. Bolaji Aluko, followed by a panel discussion. The celebration also featured a special performance by a local Nigerian cultural dance group. The VOA Hausa Service reaches over 20 million people on shortwave, medium wave and affiliate stations in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Ghana. In Nigeria alone, VOA Hausa enjoys a weekly audience of over 47 percent. Its programs are also available on the Internet at The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 134 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

(VOA Press Release)

MV Baltic Radio is on this Sunday

On the 1st of February 2009
At 1300 UTC
On 6140 KHz

MV Baltic Radio is on the air from the transmitting station in Wertachtal Germany. We will be using a non-directional antenna system (Quadrant antenna).

Good Listening
73s Tom Taylor

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sri Lanka bans LTTE's FM radio

After cornering the LTTE to the thick jungles of Sri Lanka's north-east, the Government has banned the official radio of the rebels' -- Voice of Tigers -- two weeks after it proscribed the militant organisation. The Government on Monday banned the Voice of Tigers (VoT), the mouthpiece of LTTE, Director General of the Media Center for the National Security Lakshman Hulugalle said.
Full story at :'s+FM+radio

More VOA broadcasting to Pakistan's north west frontier province

Washington, D.C., January 26, 2009 - Starting today, people in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, as well as the rest of the country, can listen to a six-hour radio program of news and information in Pashto, Urdu and English on FM, AM, shortwave and the Internet. The trilingual program will feature news packages, talk shows and in-depth analysis of events in the United States and Pakistan. It will be broadcast across Pakistan, with a focus on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, from 12 a.m. until 6 a.m. The format replaces an existing program that was exclusively on music. "This new program will give all Pakistanis, particularly those living in the remote region along the Afghan border, more opportunity to hear VOA's objective news coverage of what's happening in the world and in South Asia," said VOA Director Danforth Austin. VOA currently broadcasts six hours of radio news and information in Urdu daily to Pakistan, from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and from 6 a.m.-7 a.m. VOA also broadcasts from 6 p.m.-12 p.m. to Pakistan in Pashto. In addition, VOA's Urdu Service produces a daily television show, Beyond the Headlines. Urdu and English are the official languages of Pakistan, a country with about 172 million people. But an estimated 40 million people in Pakistan speak Pashto, primarily those living near the Afghanistan border. VOA's broadcasting to Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province can be found online at, and

(VOA Press Release)

BBC changes frequency for evening Bengali & English service

Wed, 28 Jan 2009
In order to avoid interferece the following changes made by the BBC recently

1330-1500 hrs Bengali on 7550(now replaces 7580) - SUN only
1600-1800 hrs WS in Engl on 7355 (now replaces 7270) - daily

(AlokDasgupta via )

Veteran broadcaster Ameen Sayani gets Padma Shri

January 26th, 2009 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran broadcaster Ameen Sayani, who has mesmerised old and young alike for decades with his golden voice, has been conferred with the Padma Shri in recognition of his contribution in the field of broadcasting.One of the most popular announcers of All India Radio (AIR), Sayani, 77, became a household name with his signature "behno aur bhaiyo" catchphrase in musical programmes like "Geetmala". Sayani has immensely contributed in the development of commercial broadcasting in India.

Full report at :

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

BBC World Service South Asia staff to ballot on strike action

Oliver Luft, Monday 26 January 2009 16.04 GMT
Staff working in the South Asian section of the BBC World Service are to ballot on possible strike action over redundancies and plans to relocate jobs and programme-making overseas.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tune in to rural radio

Bhubaneswar, Jan. 18: Community radio stations, believed to be an important tool for social empowerment of marginalised people, are finally making inroads into rural Orissa.Bringing useful communication and radio programmes relevant to the community it serves, Koraput is ready with the first community radio station in the state. With a capacity to cover 15km radius on air, the station is being set up with the joint partnership of Unicef and Sova, a leading NGO in Orissa. The station at Chappar village, about 6km from the Koraput district headquarters, will be fully managed by the community and will cover about 51 villages, including Koraput town. The programmes will be designed by the community themselves and will be accessible to a population of about 1.5 lakh, said Sanjit Pattnaik, the secretary of Sova. At least 12 village youths, including five girls, have been trained as reporters, while one station manager has been appointed for it. "Their role will involve collection of news to be broadcast. Besides, we will also play programmes highlighting the culture and tradition of the area," said Pattnaik. "As of now, we will initially run recorded shows for trial base till we get final clearance from the government," he said, adding that the district collector was a part of the advisory committee. Programmes relating to development, government schemes, including NREGA, besides a host of
awareness and advocacy programmes will be its major contents.

VOA : Special extended b'cast on Presidential Inauguration

VOA will b'cast special live coverage of US Presidential Inauguration program on 20th January 2009. VOA is adding extra transmissions in addition to the regular b'cast on SW on 20th January (UTC) time as per the following schedule :

1700-1730 UTC 1575 7435 11500

English for South Asia:
1600-1800 UTC 5780 7590 9310
1630-1800 UTC 9580 11765

(Alok Dasgupta via


By Ras Mubarak

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Anti-Israel hackers attack Web site of Israeli radio station

By Barr Hayoun

Anti-Israeli hackers managed to take over the Web site of Radio 102
FM on Sunday. Clicking on one of the Website's tabs brings up a
message condemning the war in the Gaza Strip and calling for Israel's

Read the story here :

AFRTS planning worldwide TV, radio survey

By Kevin Dougherty, Stars and Stripes
While AFN-Europe continues with its online survey, its parent organization is planning a worldwide review for later this year that will help set the agenda for radio and TV programming well into the next decade.

Read the story here :

Mid-day Manipuri bulletin on AIR Imphal from Jan 21

Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, January 18 2009: STATE CHIEF Minister, O Ibobi will launch a five-minute mid-day Manipuri bulletin of the All India Radio Imphal on January 21 . Deputy Director (News), BB Sharma informed through a press release that this is the first of its kind among the All India Radio Stations in the North Eastern Region. The Chief Minister will also open three FM news headlines at 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm at the same function. Information Minister TN Haokip, Director General (News), All India Radio, Dr PK Bandyopadhyay, Deputy Director General (NER-II), AIR, C Lalrosanga will grace the launching ceremony as guests of honour. BB Sharma further informed that a five minute mid-day Manipuri bulletin has been a long standing demand of the people of Manipur during the last twenty years. It was mainly due to the timely initiative of the Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi that the outstanding demand of the people of Manipur would be fulfilled on the 37th Statehood Day. He further informed that an hour long launching ceremony of the mid-day bulletin from the AIR Imphal premises from 11 am to 12 noon will be broadcast live on the primary channel of the AIR Imphal.

The Roots of Radio Hobbyists

Digitally speaking, radio is just on the verge of an explosion

Digitally speaking, radio is just on the verge of an explosion

Robin Thomas
January 19 2009

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Kurukshetra '09

Kurukshetra '09, the annual international techno-management festival of the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India, is here with a myriad of events to test your skills and showcase your talents in front of some of the brightest brains of the country. Do check out Fox Hunt - A transmitter finding event for the amateur radio enthusiast, this event is aimed at boosting the spirit of the age old radio techniques. One of the best kept secrets in Ham radio, Fox hunt is a fresh start to a new adventure. This SCIENTIFIC GAME helps every enthusiast to gain knowledge about radio direction finding, attenuation techniques and associated
concepts like direct signal and reflected signal detection, orientation etc. Visit the official site for more details.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

ASBU elects new president

The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) elected a new president at the opening of its 28th General Assembly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, today. The new president, who will serve a two-year term, is Riyadh Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister for Engineering Affairs with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information.

Read the full story here :

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Radio channel by students

17 Jan 2009, 0807 hrs IST, TNN
TUMKUR: A Tumkur-based private educational institute, Shri Siddhartha Centre for Media Studies, has launched a community FM radio station on Friday. The trial run of the station will help radio journalism students to acquire skills as well as entertain locals. The station will cover 40 km and the frequency is 90.8 MHz. It will broadcast for a month, two hours daily from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Read the full story here :

Friday, January 16, 2009

Golden Jubilee of All India Radio HPT, Khampur & inauguration of DRM Service

TWR Announces New International Director of Africa

CARY, NC, January 16, 2008–International Christian broadcaster Trans World Radio (TWR) officially announced today the selection of Dr. Emmanuel D. Mbennah as its new International Director for Africa. Hailing from Tanzania, Dr. Mbennah succeeds the Rev. Stephen Boakye-Yiadom, who passed away in June 2007. Mbennah will begin his new role on April 1. "Dr. Mbennah is eminently qualified to lead the ministry of TWR Africa, and we're excited to have him on board" says TWR President/CEO Lauren Libby. "He brings a tremendous blend of spiritual leadership and maturity as well as the strategic ability to develop mission." Prior to accepting his new position, Mbennah served as a Country Director for Compassion International in Tanzania. There he provided strategic leadership and management for program quality and impact. He also helped maintain a vital spiritual environment for the staff and ministry, and he served as a model child advocate for the Church, the nation and the Compassion organization. Mbennah's extensive academic resume includes a postgraduate degree in Biblical Studies. Dr. Mbennah holds a Ph.D. in Communications from Potchefstroom University in South Africa. He also earned a Master's in Communications from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., as well as a B.A. in Communication Arts from Messiah College in Grantham, Penn. With more than 10 years of experience teaching and conducting research at a university level, Mbennah has published numerous articles for various scholarly publications. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Dodoma Christian Medical Center and Action for Children. Mbennah accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior on June 15, 1975, when he was 16 years old. He and his wife, Ruth, have four children.
(TWR Press Release)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shortwave radio still packs an audible thrill

Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:29pm EST
By Robert MacMillan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Somewhere on a lonely mountaintop on a starry night, or maybe in an apartment on a bustling city block, someone is channeling the whole world onto a mobile device. It's not a phone; it's a shortwave radio. A staple form of broadcasting in many parts of the world since the 1920s and 1930s -- shortwave in North America has been mostly a hobby for decades. Now that the Internet is a fixture in many homes in the United States and Canada, there are few practical reasons to buy a shortwave radio. Thousands of stations that once were available only on the shortwave band are online.

Read this interesting story here :

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The RAI Hamradio Team, to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the regular service of TV broadcasting in Italy, made by RAI in January 1954, will activate the special callsign II2RAI, from January 2009 to all June 2009. For the occasion a special QSL card will be printed and sent to any ham station who will connect II2RAI. For the qsl card will be considered valid any qso in any band and mode, except those made via repeater end Echolink.QSL card via IQ2RD.

QSL Info
QSL cards can be sent to us via Bureau or directly at our postal address:
Gruppo ARCAL Radioamatori Rai
c/o stanza 3602 - C.P. RF-TV RAI Milano
Corso Sempione, 27
20145 Milano
Tel. +39-02-3199-3060


(Dario Monferini via playdx)

Radio still rules

14 January, 2009 - What was used five years ago for information is in use today for entertainment. This was one of the most significant changes in media trends, according to the draft media impact study (MIS) 2008, conducted by the centre for media and democracy. The most visible influences of media are in the language, dress, behaviour, thinking and culture. The study found that Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) radio had the widest influence (33.8 percent), followed by BBS TV (29.5 percent) and Indian TV (22.3 percent). The study had 1191 respondents. Though most felt that media promoted Dzongkha after the election debates, the study also states that, "a significant development is the emergence of Dzonglish (a mixture of English and Dzongkha), particularly among the youth." The visual media's influence on dress, appearance, concept of beauty and behaviour (imitation of TV actors) are other impacts of the media. "The concept of beauty, with traditional notion of beauty being related to health and strength, is being replaced by the hour glass figure," says the study. Newspapers influenced decision makers, while Bhutanese broadcast media had the greatest influence on mass thinking. In terms of culture, Hindi music was replaced by rigsar and youth are taken in by the fast talking radio jockeys. One significant social change was that, today, Bhutanese have adjusted their lives around TV viewing for, in 2003, 64.5 percent said that TV viewing affected the time they have for work, while today it's only 16.3 percent. While media now are critical players in the political process of an emerging democracy, overall, it found that there is a lack of content for children. In terms of news preference, BBS radio tops as the main source for news. 49.4 percent respondents choose BBS radio, followed by BBS TV (37.6 percent) and Kuensel with 27.5 percent. Kuzoo FM is the main source of entertainment for 35.8 percent, followed by international TV, 21.7 percent and BBS TV 7.7 percent. Among other findings, the study states that, with foreign radio jockey (RJ) culture, the private radio's popularity has grown among youth and the rate of international radio listeners has dropped from 33.7 percent in 2003 to nine percent in 2008. After the launch of satellite TV in 2006, BBS overtook international channels, with its viewership increasing from 30 percent to 54 percent. The past five years also saw a drastic increase in the use of mobile phones, with more than 250,000 users, compared to 28,000 fixed line users. Yet, while the digital media became more popular, with eight percent of the respondents having access to Internet, 41.2 percent going to cinema, 44.8 percent watching TV for entertainment and 45.8 percent for news, the study found that newspapers were the least popular. Among the respondents, 34.6 percent read Kuensel, 21.7 percent Bhutan Times and 20.9 percent Bhutan Observer. Though Dzongkha was the most popular language for TV and radio, for newspapers, it was English. In terms of news coverage on developmental topics, good governance and culture were seen to be better covered than socio-economic and environmental issues. On content, however, people generally thought that youth were portrayed negatively, along with gender stereotypes, and the media was becoming more tabloidish, political and the nation's critic. They also saw a need to balance rural-urban stories and wanted more coverage on laws (marriage, citizenship, policies, NOC). BBS TV and radio enjoy more credibility than private radios and international TV. 29.5 percent believed in BBS TV as compared to 7.5 percent in international TV. In case of press, Bhutanese newspapers were more believable than the international papers.
14.1 percent said Kuensel was a more credible source of news, while 6.5 percent said Bhutan Observer and 6.2 percent said Bhutan Times. But the competition in the media has made people question accuracy, thus affecting the media's credibility, says the study. "Many note new sensationalism and degradation in content." Five districts representing the east (Trashigang), west (Thimphu), south (Sarpang, Chukha) and central (Bumthang) regions were covered during the survey. The survey sample includes 600 rural and 600 urban households.

By Sonam Pelden

EMR This Sunday with Radio Jackie Part 5

Time : 1300 - 1330 UTC, Channel : 6140 khz , Date : 18th of January 2009

Tom Taylor + The Radio Jackie History Part 5 with Colin King

EMR/ Internet repeat times
All programmes are also repeated via the EMR internet stream at: and click on the "EMR internet radio" button which you will
find throughout the website (see the menu on left). Today's programmes will
be repeated at the following time: 1700 - 2000 utc. The Radio Jackie book
can be bought from The price in the UK is £10 + postage
& packing.

A Happy New Year and Good Listening
73s Tom Taylor

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Waste of Public Money - BBC's Sinhala Service

Rajiv Peris

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DRM meeting in London

The DRM Consortium will hold its upcoming DRM Steering Board meeting in Bush House (BBC World Services) London on January, 30th. The DRM Steering Board chaired by the DRM Consortium Chair, Mrs. Ruxandra Obreja, has a maximum of 18 DRM members representating the main stakeholders' groups in the consortium. The major role of the DRM Steering Board is to define the overall policy direction of the DRM activities. On the agenda of the January 30th meeting an important point will be to discuss the organisation of the General Assembly in March (Germany) as well as the latest technical and receiver developments of the last few months.

TDF - special DRM transmissions to Finland

This week TDF will perform special SW DRM test transmissions to Finland:

Coding parameters:
Mode : DRM
Cr = 0.6, bit rate # 21 kbits /sec
Audio encoding : AAC / SBR
Tx Power = 150 kW RMS

Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 January 2009, from 08.00 to 16.00 UTC

*Frequency = 9725 kHz*
Antenna: 4/4 at 35°
Time: 08:00:30- 08.59 TU
Audio Program: Chinese

*Frequency = 11875 kHz*
Antenna: 4/4 at 35°
Time: 09:00 -14.59 UTC
Audio Program: Chinese.

*Frequency = 9725 kHz*
Antenna: 4/4 at 35°
Time: 15.00-15.57 UTC
Audio Program: Chinese.

Friday 16 January, from 08.00 to 10.00 UTC

*Frequency = 9725 kHz*
Antenna 4/4 at 35°
Time: 08:00:30- 08.59 UTC
Audio Program: Chinese.

*Frequency = 11875 kHz*
Antenna: 4/4 at 35°
Time: 09:00 -10.00 UTC
Audio Program: Chinese.

TDF is interested in reports.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

As AM signal fades, Europe moves hesitantly to digital radio

By Eric Pfanner
Published: January 11, 2009

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AIR 7 Mhz frequencies to be changed

The frequencies of AIR stations operating between 7105 & 7195 are proposed to be shifted to frequencies on the higher side of the 41 meter band (above 7200 kHz) from the A 2009 broadcasting period. More details will be available asap.

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS
National Institute of Amateur Radio

QSL from V51PP, Namibia

Last night there was an excellent opening towards Africa on 40m band, was listening to VU2PAI from Mangalore 1800 UTC onwards way past 1900. Heard around 35 qso's with stations from South Africa, Namibia, France, Poland, Germany, Japan, Oman & Russia.

Mahabalipuram Eyeball Meet 2009

All are invited for the Great Eyeball meet at Mahabalipuram in this year 2009

VENUE : Hotel Veeras near Mahabalipuram Bus Stand
TIME : From 08;59 hrs on 14th February 2009 2nd Saturday)
FREQUENCY: 144.900Mc/s - Simplex Mode.
M.A.HA.M was started by OM Vittal/Vu2VIT in 2003,in a small scale with the support of INAR/VU 2INA,APPAN/VU 2MPK and Anna /VU 2KBX,in order encourage poor HAMS & School Students to meet other HAMs of our Motherland,without spending much money.MAHAM is organized every year on 2nd Sturday & February. Mahabalipuram (also known as Mamallapuram) is a 7th Century Port city of South Indian dynasty of the Plaavas,around 60km south from the city of chennai in Tamilnadu.It is believed to have been named after the pallava King Maamalla. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7TH and the 9th Century, and has been classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.For more info: URL:http;//

1. Admission is FREE to all Amateurs & Shortwave Listeners.

2. Seniors,Prominent & successful HAMs are attending this Meet. Their Invaluable experience,Infectious Enthsiasm and Exemplary Skills will be useful to the participants.

3.At Mahabalipuram there are many Hotels serving delicious cuisines ranging from indian,Orient,Continental dishes.Hence,the organizers are NOT organizing any Food arrangements for the participants.Participants are encouraged to get together with their friends to decide on the food of their choice.

4. Participants are encouraged to bring their HAM materials for SALE or Exchange.A Small fee of Rs 100( one hundred only) will be collected from each seller for organizing appropriate Displays.

5. Those who are going to sell Brand New Products have to contribute Rs 1000 (one thousand only)

6. Om Lalith Diwakar/VU2LB from Bhavnagar is attending this year meet and brings lot of interesting HAM Materials for participants. He is available on Mobile 09427181973 please contact him of your requirement to bring to the meet.

7.Om Appan VU3MPK is intending to sell excellant RF Probes for Rs 100 oonly. These probes shall be useful for any Home Brewer His ll No 044-65254988

8. Om Sunder VU2VSD is selling High Quality (PIC) frequency counters and
Band pass filters to avoid TVI.

9. Vu2ARA om Arasu coming with SMPS Power supply 13.8v / 10A Mobile : 094429 07669

10. VU3STJ om Radha wants to sell Valve Linear consisting EL84, 807 2 Nos, VR150 -3Nos suitable for RM96 XCVR assembled by VU2SV Mobile no. 097910 34652

11. Room accomodation for night stay Please contact OM INAR VU2INA 09440 83804

12. For further information please contact OM Vittal VU2VIT 044-22240820 & Om Radha VU3STJ - 097910 34652 Those who wants to sell /Buy any Material please send to OM Anna vu2KBX by 31 st January 2009

It Is a great oppertunity for Chennai Hams to meet their Ham friends as it is very near to them.
Let us all wish the Great success for this event year after year

(Varadarajan G, VU2ITI via vuhams list)

Special offer from Medium Wave Circle 2009

Calling all Medium Wave listeners, DXers & enthusiasts

For 55 years the Medium Wave Circle has served Medium Wave listeners, DXers & enthusiasts and now we want to make you the best ever membership offer. Right now is the season for receiving long distance Medium Wave broadcast and utility signals. And we are in the sunspot minimum which is making long distance MW reception better than it has been for many, many years. So there is no better time than now to put on your listening ears and turn the dials. And of course join the premier club for radio enthusiasts interested in the medium waves, the Medium Wave Circle.As a member, you will receive Medium Wave News regularly and you will have use of the MWC e-news service. You will also be entitled to discounts each year on the World Radio TV Handbook and Passport to Worldband Radio and you can be among the first to receive these prestigious books. In fact things are even better since right now the Circle has a special membership offer that will save you money.To find out more about the Medium Wave Circle please visit where you can find out more about the club and the benefits of membership.
To see a recent copy of Medium Wave News just click here:
Come join the Circle and make the most of your hobby

Steve Whitt
Editor Medium Wave News

P.S. If you are already a member you can extend your membership at the
special new rates saving money

P.P.S. Europe includes the EU, Scandinavia, all of Eastern Europe, Russia,
Ukraine, Baltic countries, and Turkey.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More listening to the radio in tough economic times

January 09, 2009
Article from: Australian Associated Press
RADIO has once again proved itself to be the most resilient of the traditional media in tough economic times, recording steady advertising revenue in 2008, new figures show. This is despite a 7 per cent fall in ad revenue in radio's key market, Sydney. According to figures released by the industry body, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), metropolitan commercial radio ad revenue fell by only 0.1 per cent in 2008, compared to 2007.

Read the full story here :,25197,24891025-12377,00.html

BlueStar Radio this Sunday 6140 khz

Date 11th of January 2009
Time 1300 to 1400 UTC
Channel 6140 KHz

The transmissions of BlueStar Radio will be broadcast over the transmitting station Wertachtal in Germany. The transmitter power will be 100 000 Watts, and we will be using a non-directional antenna system (Quadrant antenna).

Good listening
Tom Taylor

Zimbabwe call-in show launched by VOA

Radio program serves listeners in English, Shona, and Ndebele

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2009 – The Voice of America's (VOA) Studio 7 today launched LiveTalk, a 30-minute weekly call-in radio show for Zimbabwe, offering people a forum to discuss the political, economic and social challenges facing the nation. "With LiveTalk, Zimbabweans have a chance to say what is on their mind and express themselves openly and freely," said Gwen Dillard, director of VOA's Africa Division. Brenda Moyo and Blessing Zulu, co-hosts, discussed the stalled power-sharing process between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's economic collapse, food shortages, the on-going cholera epidemic and other issues during the inaugural show. Among the callers were Vijana from South Africa, who said, "People are disappointed with the current leadership, including the regional leadership." Callers to LiveTalk, which airs Friday at 8:00 p.m. Zimbabwe time, are able to speak English, Shona or Ndebele, the three languages in which Studio 7 broadcasts. Started in 2003, Studio 7 broadcasts 90 minutes Monday-Thursday, and one hour on Saturday and Sunday, on shortwave, medium-wave and on the Internet at The program provides news and information about the latest developments in Zimbabwe, including details of the humanitarian crisis under way in the country. The World Food Program, for example, is providing assistance to 4.5 million Zimbabweans.

Friday, January 09, 2009

VOA Urdu service restores all SW frequencies

Fri, 09 Jan 2009

VOA Urdu Service has restored all SW frequencies effective 9th January after a gap of 9 days in parallel to 972 and 1539 kHz MW :

0100-0200 UTC on 9520 9820 kHz
1400-1500 UTC on 7440 9390 kHz

(Alok Dasgupta via

BBC World Service and WAMU debate Obama's Washington

In the run-up to the US Presidential Inauguration, BBC World Service and Washington DC's WAMU 88.5 have joined forces for a global debate about the challenges the next US administration will face. Obama's Washington And The World will be broadcast live at 13.00 EST (18.00 GMT) on Saturday 10 January 2009 from the American University's Washington College of Law. The programme will be broadcast to the BBC's audiences across the world. The panel includes Susan Eisenhower, consultant, author and expert on international security; Lawrence Mishel, Director of Economic Policy Institute in Washington DC; lobbyist Grover Norquist; Richard Perle, political advisor and lobbyist; and Democratic Congresswoman Maxine
Waters. The debate will cover issues such as how the current financial crisis, as well as the events in Gaza and the wider Middle East, will affect the next US presidency, and whether Obama will be able to keep his campaign-trail promises to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison and get the US troops out of Iraq. The panel will be fielding questions from a live audience as well as those submitted by BBC listeners around the world via The programmes's co-presenters – WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi and BBC World Service's Owen Bennett-Jones – say they are looking forward to a dynamic discussion about what's in store for the new president at home and on the world stage in the months and years to come. Owen Bennett-Jones says: "It's a very exciting time to be in Washington, and I'm looking forward to hearing the questions our live audience are going to put to such a distinguished panel of guests." Kojo Nnamdi adds: "Every day, our show's mission is to connect issues important to our Washington community to issues throughout the world. I see this joint BBC-WAMU event as a wonderful opportunity to connect the world to Washington – and a truly unique way to celebrate this historic Inaugural."

WAMU 88.5, American University's radio station since 1961, is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area. WAMU broadcasts three HD channels – the flagship frequency at 88.5-1;WAMU's Bluegrass Country, a bluegrass and Americana station, at WAMU 88.5-2; and WAMU-3, a news and information station focused on
international coverage from the BBC and public radio programmes unavailable elsewhere in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Kojo Nnamdi just celebrated his 10th year as host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a two-hour daily current affairs live talk show connecting the Washington community and its concerns to issues worldwide.

(BBC World Service Publicity)

Taiwan to issue new radio licences

Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) is scheduled to hold its first hearing today on the release of new radio licences, Taipei Times reports.They will be the first broadcasting licences to be issued since 2000.
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India Radio Forum 2009

IRF 2009 will be held on Friday, May 29th, 2009. More information on speakers and sessions will be announced in February. Do visit IRF website at for more information and for sponsorship opportunities. Another highlight of the forum is, the Indian Excellence in Radio Awards 2009 (ERA). Submission of awards entries opens on 16th February, 2009. Categories up for grabs will be posted on the website in February.

RTI Minhsiung Streaming Video

Hi folks,

For a brief look at the historical, but current RTI Minhsiung TXer site & more about Radio Taiwan International please go to the following webpage:

Unfortunately the entire video is in Mandarin (and my limited Mandarin isn't enough for translation), but it should be of interest to our group members. Perhaps some of our Mandarin speaking members can translate some of the some interesting & relevant parts of the video.



(Ian Baxter via shortwavesites.....)

AIR Khampur : DRM inauguration

After a series of tests & trials for last 2 years DRM facility at All India Radio, Khampur transmitter site will be officially inaugrated on 16th Jan (Fri) by CEO, Prasar Bharati. As per sources two more SW txers each at Khampur & Aligarh will be converted for DRM Transmission very soon.

AIR looking for reception reports for DRM Test to UK/Europe

All Indian Radio is looking for reception reports for DRM test transmission towards UK & West Europe :

Frequency: 9950 kHz
Time : 1745 - 2230 UTC (2315-0400 IST)
Target/ Coverage Area : UK & WEST EUROPE
Parameters :
POWER: 50 kW (7dB below the original analog power)
QAM: 64

Reception reports to:

Sirius XM rolls out MiRGE satellite radio

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

EDXC Conference 2009 in Ireland

Dear DX-Friends, Shortwave Listeners all over the World !
The EDXC ( European DX Council, the umbrella organisation of shortwave clubs, DX-clubs in Europe ) cordially invites you all to the next EDXC Conference, August 28-30, 2009, in Dublin / Ireland. We kindly ask you to make your hotel reservations already NOW !
Venue of the Conference : Grand Canal Hotel, Grand Canal Street, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Phone : + 353 1 646 1000 . Fax: + 353 1 646 1001.
Please observe: This is a 3 / three / star hotel. Prices: Single-room EUR 115,- / room and night, Double-room EUR 115,-/room and night. If sharing the Double-room you only pay EUR 57,50 per person.This hotel accepts the following credit cards: VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DINERS CARD.PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION NOW !
First you write: The special password for this reservation: EDXC CONFERENCE 2009.
Then you write your family name, your christian name, your arrival date at the hotel, your departure date from the hotel. The hotel needs your credit card number at the time of reservation to be able to confirm your room.The Irish DX Club, Edward Dunne and the EDXC, Tibor Szilagyi are working on the programme of the Conference. What we know now : There will be interesting lectures about our hobby, sightseeing tour in Dublin by bus with English speaking guide and a visit at the Ye Olde Hurdy-Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth, Dublin North. The traditional Banquet Dinner will take place at our Conference Hotel on Saturday evening, August 29. Please do allow me to come back to you with more detailed information about the programme, as soon as we know more about it. THE CONFERENCE FEE YOU WILL PAY DIRECTLY TO ME (Tibor Szilagyi) UPON ARRIVAL. The Conference Fee: EUR 115,- per person includes: Use of the Conference Room, relevant papers like Conference Covers, Name-Tags, Lunch on Saturday, Sightseeing Tour in Dublin, visit at the Museum of Vintage Radio. Furthermore the Conference Fee includes the Banquet Dinner. What you consume as drinks during the Banquet Dinner, you will pay extra to the hotel staff.
For further information you may contact: Tibor Szilagyi, Sweden.
Phone: +46 8 500 264 83 .
E - Mail:
and Edward Dunne, Ireland: E-Mail :

Urdu university educational programmes on AIR

Indo-Asian News Service
Hyderabad, January 08, 2009

The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) will now offer distance education programmes for its students over state owned All India Radio (AIR). The directorate of distance education of the university Tuesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIR in this regard. To start with, a half-an-hour long programme will be broadcast every Sunday at 5 p.m. by 31 AIR stations in seven states - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka , Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. "The programme will go on air Jan 9, which is the foundation day of MANUU," university vice-chancellor A.M. Pathan told a news conference after signing the MoU with P.S. Gopalakrishna, station director, AIR, Hyderabad. The vice-chancellor said the duration of the programme would be increased depending on the response from the students. Last year, the university had launched its educational programmes on Doordarshan Urdu channel. "We started with the telecast of one programme a week but the number of programmes per week has gone up to four following the tremendous response it received from students," he said.
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World's first Internet car radio unveiled

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

2009 edition of the ENDBH & NANDBH handbooks and CDs

Hi all,

The 2009 edition of the ENDBH & NANDBH handbooks and CDs is now available. The new NDBH 2009 contains the data of more than 6300 NDBs on 160+ spiral-bound pages in A4 format and the NANDBH 2009 shows the data of more than 5800 NDBs on 130+ pages. The 2009 version of the CD introduces an additional chapter with NDB data sorted per bearing and direction. The Google Earth compatible NDB waypoint file has been updated with the latest NDB coordinates so that you can "visit" NDB locations around the globe. The multimedia contents of the CD version have been expanded to a total of more than 160 NDB pictures and more than 190 NDB sound clips from around the world. In case you're interested in ordering a handbook or CD for other parts of the world please don't hesitate to ask, I'm able to produce customized versions for your special needs. Delivery of the CDs will be via download. In case you still want a physical copy of the CD please indicate this when ordering. Prices in Euro remained stable once again and foreign currency priceshave been adjusted when necessary. When using PayPal for payment please add €1 / £1 / US-$2 to cover PayPal fees. Please find all relevant details under the 2009 info package URL below. Once again I'd like to take this opportunity to say many thanks to all DXers who have sent me comments and updates, suggested improvements, pointed out errors, or provided NDB pictures and sound clips etc. As always your support is very much appreciated and an invaluable help and encouragement for me!

vy 73 + gd DX,


Hamfest India 2009 - Events through Year 2009

The Organising Committee of Hamfest India 2009 and BARC Golden Jubilee Year, is happy to announce that it has finalised the following events to be conducted through the year 2009. The events will be conducted and coordinated by the Organising Committee Members.

Sunday, 26 April 2009
Day Fox Hunt in Bangalore

Sat - Sun, 23 and 24 May 2009
HF Contest - Phone/CW

Sat - Sun, 27 and 28 June 2009
Field Day at Nandi Hills

Sunday, 18 July 2009
Quiz on the Air - Activity in Schools

Sat - Sun, 15 and 16 August 2009
International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend - Mangalore / Cochin

Sunday, 20 Sep 2009
Family Field Day

Sat - Sun, 3 and 4 Oct 2009
VHF Contest

The entry fee for the events, rules & regulations for the contests, etc, will be announced at least one month prior to each of the events. The Winners and participants in these events will be awarded and recognised respectively during Hamfest India 2009 on 7 - 8 November 2009.

Note: We request all Clubs and Societies to make note of the above dates and avoid scheduling any special event/s of the Club/Society coinciding with the same.

73, Ramesh Kumar - VU2LU
Official Correspondent
Organising Committee - HFI 2009

Winter SWL Fest registration form now available

It's just 66 days until the Winter SWL Festival comes to the Philadelphia region; we've been privileged to have several ODXA members join us for the Fest in years past, and we hope ODXA members will again help the US balance of trade by spending some foreign currency in the USA for a change. The registration form can be downloaded from the Fest website,

Hope you can join us!

Richard Cuff / co-chair
Richard Cuff / Allentown, PA USA

Via ODXA yg

Vatican Radio changes morning frequency

Tue, 06 Jan 2009
Due to unavoidable circumstances Vatican Radio ceases its broadcast from Russia at 0200-0320 hrs on 12070 kHz to South Asia in Hindi,Tamil, Malayalam, English and moved on to 9545 kHz from Santa Maria station at the same time.

( Alok Dasgupta Via

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Art of Radio Hawaii Competition

To celebrate Hawaii's 50 years of statehood in 2009, the Radio Heritage Foundation [] is running a new competition open worldwide. It's on-line exhibition 'Art of Radio Hawaii' features great art work of letterheads and logos from Hawaiian AM radio stations since the 1930's, and is already amongst the most popular content at To enter the competition, simply visit the 'Art of Radio Hawaii' exhibition before February 14 2009, and send an email to headed 'Art of Radio Hawaii Competition' with the answer to this question:

What is the callsign of the Hawaiian AM radio station that began broadcasts in 1957 from the Kaiser Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki?

You'll see the art work for this station logo in the exhibition, along with many others in a nostalgic tour of the island state's radio dial.

The prize is a brand new copy of the 2009 World Radio TV Handbook that also contains a full list of all 32 AM and 57 FM radio stations on air in Hawaii today. It also includes many website details, so you can listen in to your favorite Hawaiian radio stations wherever you live in the world!

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries are only by email and must be received by February 14 2009. As a condition of entry, your email address will be added to a mailing list to receive newsletters and other mailings from the Radio Heritage Foundation. The Radio Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that connects radio heritage and popular culture across the Pacific. It's volunteer based and welcomes donations of time, skills, memorabilia and funds to continue its projects.

Website: Email: To be removed from this list email 'remove me' to However, we hope you'll enjoy hearing from us from time to time, and our special offers and competitions celebrating radio heritage across the Pacific.

International Radio Forum 2009, Iran, 18-20 May 2009

In its inaugural year, the International Radio Forum brought together leading radio media practitioners, media specialists, policy makers and academics from across the Middle East and other parts of the world. Eminent speakers from all radio broadcasting industry shared their experiences and their vision for the future of this medium. Most of them underscored the need for radio to reinvent itself and reposition itself in the evolving multimedia environment. The theme selected for the International Radio Forum 2009 responds exactly to this requirement. The era of diverse multimedia platforms being available for delivery of content is already with us. Several of these new platforms cab gainfully be used for delivery of radio programming. While this multimedia environment creates new competition for radio broadcasters, more importantly, it provides them with exciting possibilities for creating new genres of content and delivering their programming in many new ways. As a medium of communication, radio has immediate access to mass audiences. Being a cost efficient mass medium, it lends itself best to low cost at the production end as well as at the receiving end. Together with the ease with which radio services can be received, it is not surprising that radio has found itself deeply involved in dissemination of developmental communication. Considering that in many developing countries radio may still be the only affordable medium of mass communication with access to target population, the role of radio broadcasting is to provide a powerful tool for flow of modern ideas. Developmental communication is about human development and the quality of human life. Developmental communication is a means of binding individuals into a society by the use of shared language and aspirations, common interests and objectives. Coupled with economic growth, social dimensions like education, health and ecological considerations are important factors for development. In particular, developmental communication focuses on the disadvantaged and deprived groups. Radio is a medium that is aptly used to encourage positive individual attitude to development and constructive social change. Radio can, in a more effective manner, carry interesting, entertaining and valuable information into the homes and lives of millions of listeners, through imaginatively conceived lessons, music, dramas and documentaries that engage listeners' emotions and thought-process towards life improvement. Creation of content (programming) for developmental communication is a major challenge for radio programmers. An innovative approach rooted in the cultural ethos of the target audience and making use of modern metaphor and content creation tools is the key to developmental communication programming. Devising appropriate formats for developmental communication is
of vital importance. What is also important is that these formats and content need to be location specific, language specific, borrowing heavily on local mannerisms, nuances and traditions. Delivering developmental communication to audiences is one of the important roles that radio has been playing over the last one century. Across the region, many families continue to be at disadvantage on social, economic and developmental opportunities. The such medium of radio has been, and continues to be utilised to impart gainful information to such audiences designed to enable them to work towards their empowerment through awareness-generation, confidence-building, employment, economic independence, education, training, health, nutrition, welfare services and legal safeguards. Radio will have to continue to play this role in the society effectively. And for this purpose, the new delivery opportunities can be harnessed.

Public Service Broadcasters continue to play a pivotal role in broadcasting. While the PSBs may not always produce the most popular content, they do try to reach a wide and broad segment of the population. Demands to stay competitive, relevant and current mean that PSBs have to find unique new ways to attract and retain listeners. With technology playing an increasingly important role in reaching audiences, PSBs have embraced technology and used it to advantage. This second edition of the International Radio Forum is an effort to focus on all the aspects of radio in the traditional and emerging markets in West Asia and North Africa. Given the mix of public service and commercial radio broadcasters operating in this region, the conference takes up issues which concern both the public values and the commercial world. The Forum takes place alongside the 10th International Radio Festival of Iran 18-20 May 2009) in Tehran.

P.O.Box : 19395-3778 Tel : (+9821) 22168048
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Japan SW Club is issuing a new QSL card for 2009, the Year of the Ox.
All correct reports to the Asian DX news segment in HCJB DX Partyline (every 4th Saturday) and AWR's Wavescan (the first Sunday of the month) will be verified by this new "Year of the Ox" QSL Card.

Send your reports to JSWC c/o T. Ohake, 5-31-6 Tamanawa, Kamakura 247- 0071,
Japan. Please enclose 1 IRC. (No more US one dollar bill, which does not
cover an airmail stamp.)"

Broadcasting station attacked by armed gang in Sri Lanka

Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 02:36.
Colombo - A private radio and television station on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital has been attacked by an armed gang that inflicted extensive damage to the studio complex and interrupted its broadcasts, a spokesman for the station said Tuesday.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Spanish-language radio stations refocus their missions

Yakima Herald-Republic

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Bangladesh 4750 kHz is off

As I wondered whether Bangladesh 4750 kHz inaudible from Kolkata, India was a propagation hiccup, I got a prompt reply from the station which puts the controversy to rest.

"Senior Engineer, RRC,BB, Dhaka" to Supratik

Dear Dr Supratik Sanatani
At present 4750KHz is in trouble. There is no other SW transmission for HS. Please try to reach 693 KHz MW.

Supratik Sanatani
Kolkata, India

DX Report From GK

Here is some latest radio monitoring observations ...............

R.Japan NHK World in Bengali,Hindi & Urdu:::
After several days rather weeks of poor to barely audible signal , on saturday i.e. January ,2009, I heard loud & clear signal of Radio Japan's Bengali,Hindi & Urdu Transmission on 15215kHz from 1322UTC onwards (my monitoring starting time).But on sunday i.e.January 4th, there was very poor signal signal on 15215kHz from 1300UTC onwards. I checked around 1421UTC during the time of Hindi Transmission, the signal was poor with slight noise.

VO Turkey English on 11735kHz from 1330UTC onwards:
There has been poor spell of reception with poor to barely audible signal for past several days rather weeks. On saturday i.e. Janaury 3rd, there was loud & clear signal during almost entire transmission period. I recorded a moments of audio of that transmission also.But on on sunday i.e.January 4th, there was poor signal again.

SARL's DX Programme for HAM Operators etc on 17860kHz on Janaury 4th:
Now-a-days, on every sunday, I'm getting good signal of this transmission via Sentech Relay from South Africa on 17860kHz during 0800-0900UTC. I recorded a few moments of audio of this programme on January 4th.

Voice of Mongolia English on 12085kHz during 1030-1056UTC:
The reception of this transmission is also improving day by day after a long spell of poor reception here due to very weak signal etc. On January 4th, sunday, I heard initial a few minutes of its transmission with fair signal.

AWR Transmission.....
The spell of poor reception of AWR transmission is still going on here in my place.Nothing to add further as I mentioned you in detail in my earlier e-mail.

KBS World English:::
I heard KBS World English a few days back on 7275kHz during 1800-1900UTC with slight QRM from nearby stations plus with fair to poor signal.I think best option will be to listen to 2200-2230UTC trax on 3955kHz via UK Relay for QSLings etc.This transmission is reliable.

Radio Taiwan International -English:
RTI-English is still not audible properly (poor signal often & sometime initial fair signal fades away later ,also noise is there) on 9785kHz (via France Relay) & not audible at all on 11550kHz now-a-days during 1600-1700UTC.

That's all for this report. Thanks for reading it.
More DX reports etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri)
Receiver:Grundig YB400 (Digital)
Antenna:Long Wire

Hamfair 2009 at Kollam

Ham Fair 2009 will be conducted on a house boat on April 19, 2009 at Kollam, Kerala by Quilon Amateur Radio League. A Fox Hunt Event will also be held at Kannur. For details please contact : VU2KGN -

(Thanks to VU2YNS)

Sunday, January 04, 2009

AIR frozen in time warp

Mahesh Joshi
EVEN THOUGH it has about two months passed for Deepawali festival, it seems that All India Radio (AIR) still has not come out of from the mood of festive season. When new celebrations were going on, AIR relayed a program telling importance of Deepawali and pollution control measures on first day of 2009 across the state. However, after this incident AIR is also shocked and said that they will look into the matter.

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VOA Urdu service dropped SW frequencies

from DXAsia News
Effective 31st December 2008 VOA Urdu service has dropped all SW services to South Asia at 0100-0200 (9520 9820 kHz) and 1400-1500 (7440 9390 kHz) hrs. Only MW 972 and 1539 kHz are available at 1400-0200 hrs. There are many listeners in India and Bangladesh who are listening to this Urdu service on SW and many more especially after the closure of VOA Hindi service.

(Alok Dasgupta via )

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Broadcast Matters: Long, Medium and Short January 2009

SWR-January 2009 transmission

Dear listeners ,
Scandinavian Weekend Radio's January 2009 transmission started 22 hours UTC on 1602, 6170/5980 and 11720/11690 kHz. Check our time and frequency tables from . Lot of more information there as well. +358 400 995559 call or send your SMS's info(at) send your e-mails here. Letters and reports for QSL's (add 2 euros/2 IRC's) write to:

SWR reports
P.O.Box 99

Best regards,
Alpo Heinonen
Scandinavian Weekend Radio

Greeting waves in the air