Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Radio VOP Charts Way Forward

Bulawayo, November 30, 2011-Radio VOP Executive Director John Masuku has said ,the company’s board is discussing what action to take after it was denied a licence to operate a commercial radio station by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).

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Capital FM 88.9 - Malaysia's first women's radio station to go on air Thursday

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's first women's radio station Capital FM 88.9 is all set to sizzle the airwaves as it begins its broadcast from 6am Thursday.

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Russian radio drama for Indian audiences

Vladimir Radyuhin
Russian classical literature is now brought to Indian audiences across air waves in a revival of a Soviet-era project of building cultural bridges between the two nations.

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Voice of Russia Hindi Service is organising a conference for radio listeners at Russian Science & Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

Voice of Russia Hindi Service is organising a conference for radio listeners at Russian Science & Cultural Centre, New Delhi. The 6th All India Conference of the Listener's Club of the "Voice of Russia" will be held as following :

Date :
Dec 01, 2011 (Thurs) - Inaugural ceremony: 11am IST
Dec 02, 2011 (Fri)

Venue :

The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi
24, Feroz Shah Road
New Delhi 110001.
Tel. (+95) 011 23329102 (03)
Fax (+95) 011 2373 7786

More info about The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi

Radio effective means of distance education: IGNOU

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IBNS) Radio can be an effective means of distance education due to its low cost, opined the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Deutsche Welle (DW) experts. Germany’s international broadcaster DW visited the University campus aiming to expand its existing collaboration in new areas. The Director General of DW, Erik Bettermann visited IGNOU and had detailed discussion with the IGNOU’s Vice Chancellor, M. Aslam.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cricket commentary on AIR

29 June 2011 - At 1600 UTC following All India radio stations were carrying running commentary of 1st One Day International cricket match between India vs West Indies at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, Orissa :

4810 - Bhopal
4880 - Lucknow
4910 - Jaipur
5010 - T'puram
5040 - Jeypore

Here's the schedule for rest of the cricket matches :

Fri 2 Dec (D/N) 0900 UTC onwards 2nd ODI - India v West Indies, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Mon 5 Dec (D/N) 0900 UTC onwards 3rd ODI - India v West Indies Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Thu 8 Dec (D/N) 0900 UTC onwards 4th ODI - India v West Indies Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Sun 11 Dec (D/N) 1430 UTC onwards 5th ODI - India v West Indies MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

New radio station gives larger voice to Ghazni

By U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. J. Lavoie

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan-In an effort to increase Coalition and Afghan forces' ability to communicate with the local populace, a new, larger radio stationed opened Nov.15, here, on the Polish military compound south of Kabul.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

10m QSL's

Was listening to 10m (28 MHz) amateur band on 27th Nov 2011 between 0715-1056 UTC, here are some of the instant qsl's received ......

23rd Anniversary of BC DX Net


The weekly BCDX Net operating on the 40 Meter Amateur Band in South India celebrated its 23rd anniversary yesterday 27 Nov 2011.
As it is the practice on Sundays, the BCDX net was controlled yesterday by Mr.Sanil Deep, VU3SIO on 7085 kHz LSB at 0300-0330 UTC (8.30 to 9.00 am IST.) Several hams checked into the net and conveyed their greetings on the occasion.
This Net was started on Sunday November 27, 1988 by a small group of Amateurs viz. ShanmughasundaramVU2FOT, Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK, Jose Jacob VU2JOS and some SWL's.
The whole concept of this Net started when these Hams used to meet regularly on the band and exchanged DX news at various times. This later transformed into a regular Net which benefited many people. This Net is conducted on Sunday mornings for the advantage of those who are keenly interested in Broadcast Band Dxing.The unique thing about this Net is that is helped Hams to become SWL Dxers and SWL's to become Hams!
On a typical Sunday morning,the Net control starts the Net by calling in for regular check-ins. After about 10 minutes he gives the latest DX tips that he has gathered and later other stations also takes turn in exchanging their DX information. It has all the ingredients of a live two way DX program and continues for about 30 minutes depending on the traffic. For some time it was known as SWL DX Net.
he Net grew up with VU2KAK Anil, VU3SIO Sanil,VU2ISR Harsha, VU3ITI Varadhan, VU3DJQ Raman, VU2NGB Binu,VU2BNP Prahalad, VU3BGK Neel, VU2ICI Mohan, VU2MUD Madhu etc.joining in.
In 1989 a monthly newsletter was published on behalf of the Net by VU2FOT which was unfortunately discontinued after some issues. In May 1991 a BCDX Net Convention was held at Kozhikode which was a big success & attended by over 85 people including Victor Goonetilleke 4S7VK from Sri Lanka. A Ham station with the special call sign VU2F was also operational at the convention venue. A DX contest sponsored by Radio Netherlands was organized on 29 & 30th January 1994 in collaboration with Union of Asian DXERS, Sri Lanka. Special QSL cards were issued by Radio Netherlands for the occasion. In 1995 a special QSL card was also issued to mark the 7th anniversary of the Net by VU2BNP. In 1989 Adventist World Radio Wavescan broadcasted a special program on the occasion of 10th anniversary of the BCDX Net. Articles on BCDX Net has also appeared in "NIAR Ham News" July 1998 issue, "Hamfest India" 1998 souvenir and other DX publications and was also mentioned in various DX programs several times. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of BCDX NET, Mr.Sanil Deep broadcast a special program in Wavescan program of Adventist World Radio on Sunday 23 Nov 2008. Special QSLs were also issued by BCDX Net for the occasion.
The BCDX Net has been very regular all these long 23 years, thanks to the dedicated Net Controllers. Now a days it is conducted on Sunday mornings at 0830 IST (0300 UTC ) on 7085 kHz USB on 40 meter Amateur Band which covers South India & Sri Lanka. Occasionally it was also conducted on the 20 Meter Band 14150 kHz at 2130 IST ( 1600 UTC). Currently the regular net controller is Sanil Deep VU3SIO and assisted from time to time by VU2JOS etc.

The postal address of BCDX Net is : Box 211, Kozhikode 673001, Kerala , India.
Special thanks to Sanil Deep, VU3SIO for regularily controlling the BCDX Net.

Long Live BC DXing - Long Live Amateur Radio!
Congratulations to BCDX Net on its important anniversary !

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio via dx_india list)

BCDXNET via AWR - Special QSL issued in 2008

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Water-powered radio hits the market

For energy-conscious music fans who like to keep clean, it could be the answer to their prayers.

The man who helped turn the Wind-Up Radio into a global success in the 1990s has invented a radio that is powered by the motion of water flowing into a shower.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Ham Radio Classes at Bangalore

Next batch of weekend training programme for grant of Ham Radio Operating Licence will commence from Saturday 26th November 2011 Time: 1800 Hrs at Indian Institute of Hams, 2nd Floor, Gate No:2, Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium, Kasturba Road, Bangalore. Exam will be held during last week of Jan. 2012. Details please visit :

73 de VU2FI

VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Washington, D.C. — November 23, 2011
Voice of America's Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia's emergence as a democratic member of the European community.
VOA Director David Ensor called the service "a model of journalistic integrity that provided the people of Croatia with fair and impartial news during the dark days of civil war in the Balkans." Ensor commended the service, which he said, "served as a vital source of independent reporting
and insight into American policy."
Voice of America established its Croatian Language Service on February 20, 1992, a time when the most brutal war since World War II was raging in the Balkans.
Spun off from the former Yugoslav Service which had been broadcasting to the area since 1943, VOA Croatian broadcasts began on radio, but were quickly expanded into television. The service was one of VOA's first to establish an online presence.
VOA Croatian's five-minute TV NewsFlash was broadcast daily on eight affiliate stations and focused on American news of relevance to Croatian audiences, including business, science, American culture, and politics.
The popular Breakfast Show, a roundup of US, Croatian and world news, aired on radio for 19 years, without a single day of interruption. An evening radio show aired on shortwave and ten affiliate FM stations in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In addition to news coverage, VOA Croatian served as a source of entertainment and cultural programming for more than a decade. Nearly 700 episodes of Saturday's American Cultural Magazine were aired, with stories on leading entertainers, from blues guitar legend B.B. King, to Los Lobos, the Grammy-winning Los Angeles band that performed in Zagreb in 2010.
VOA Croatian Service Chief Zorz Crmaric called going off the air a "bittersweet moment" that comes as the country begins a new chapter in European integration. He noted Croatia is now a NATO member and is scheduled to join the European Union in 2013.

(VOA Press release)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Media Network Plus on 7590 in DRM mode

This weeks edition of Media Network Plus will be broadcast to Europe on 7590khz at 1830 UTC in DRM. Incase you don't know what DRM here check this out

(Keith Perron via PCJ Media and PCJ Radio fb group)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Radio Maria DRM+ tests noted on 107.9 in Turin, Italy

Details at AIR Radiorama blog....

RNZI - Election coverage

Radio Newzealand Election 2011 Coverage

RNZI will be relaying Radio NZ National on the evening of the election and on the Sunday morning for a special Morning Report.

Election 2011
7:04 pm (0604 UTC) on Saturday, 26 November 2011
Kathryn Ryan and Simon Mercep are joined by commentators and analysts as the results flow in, for Election 2011

Morning Report Election Special
8:10 am (1910 UTC) on Sunday, 27 November 2011
Mary Wilson and Geoff Robinson host a Morning Report Election Special with an analysis of the results and the implications for the incoming government

AIR B11 now available on website

B11 schedule of All India Radio has been posted in their website, here's the link :

Vatican Radio introduces new DRM broadcast towards India

Starting with the new winter season effective 30th Oct, 2011 Vatican Radio has introduced new DRM broadcast beamed to India on 15190 kHz at 15:30-15:50 UTC, Sunday-Friday, in English; the same broadcast on Saturdays is 15:30-16:00 UTC and it carries the Mass in English.Vatican Radio started this DRM service to promote this standard in India considering the plan undertaken by the Indian Government to switch to digital.

Here's a dream screenshot from 23rd Nov 2011 txn to India ......

Monday, November 21, 2011


Come and meet representatives of key DRM companies and see DRM receivers at NATExpo Russia (23-25 Nov)

DRM+ in Russian will feature in VOR digital workshop on 25th Nov during Natexpo.

(DRM Consortium via Tweeter)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club New QSL-Calendar 2012

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club, Frankfurt, Germany, and ADDX proudly present the 7. edition of the unique QSL-Calendar 2012. The new calendar is available now. The full colour art print calendar (DIN A4) offers real treasures from our historical QSL archives, covering QSL cards from the 1930's to present. The calender is in English and costs 15 Euro including shipment world wide. This year there is a QSL-card inside from 1935 - a real treasure. We do all this non profit only to support DXing. The calendar is a beautifull marketing instrument, it is rare, unique and a special X-mas gift for DXer and radiofreaks. All details at our website . You can order now direct me or from our website.

(Harald Gabler, RMRC CEO, , Rhein-Main-Radio-Club, Frankfurt, )

Special event callsign AU2JCB on air now

From India VU2DSI is operating with special call-sign AU2JCB during 19 Nov to 04 Dec 2011. This operation is to pay homage to the great Indian scientist Acharya JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE, who is recognised as"Father of Wireless Communication in the world.This activity is planned around the birth-date 30 Nov of Sir J.C.BOSE.

Call-sign---- AU2JCB( Single operator)
Period of operation----19 Nov to 04 Dec 2011.

Frequency---- 28550, 28470, 24950, 21350, 21280, 14310, 14210, 14220, 7135, 7035 kHz. Operation will be on higher bands if the propagation permits.

QSL info : Direct to VU2DSI.(2 IRC's will be appreciated)
The information about Shri J.C. BOSE is available on the internet

VU2JAU will be operating as AU3JCB from 20th Nov 2011 to 30th Nov 2011 to celebrate birth anniversary of Sir J.C.Bose.

(via vuhams list)

DRM Newsletter Nov 2011

DRM Newsletter 11/2011

Main stories :

- DRM at the ABU GA in New Delhi
- DRM India Platform meeting discusses roll-out strategy
- All India Radio's (AIR) DRM transmission time increases
- DRM at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair
- DRM suggested as possible companion to DAB+ in Australia
- Guam prepares to test DRM

Radio entertains, educates

By Anil Gulati/IBNS

Bhopal, Nov 17 (IBNS) Listening to Bollywood tune, or bhule bisre geet, is not only the reason which one tunes into radio; at least not in Madhya Pradesh. Indeed music does dominate radio but it's more than that. It informs and educates.

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The Personality of the Year 2011 on RRI

Dear friends, RRI continues its traditional opinion survey among its listeners, Internet, Facebook and Twitter users. As usual we challenge you with an interesting question.
Please tell us which personality of the contemporary world has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the world in 2011. Our radio station is ready to designate, based on your written answers, the "Personality of the Year 2011 on RRI".
Who will you designate and why? Will you choose a politician, an opinion leader, a businessperson, an athlete, an artist, a scientist or an ordinary person who has got an extraordinary story to tell? It's up to you to decide.

We are looking forward to receiving your answers. Please also tell us what motivated your choice. We kindly ask you to send your answers by e-mail at, by fax at 00 4021 319 05 62, by filling in the form on RRI's website, on our Facebook page or by snail mail at the following address: Bucharest, sector 1, PO Box 111, General Berthelot Street 60-64, Romania.

We remind you that back in 2010, RRI's listeners designated as personalities of the year the 33 Chilean miners who survived after being trapped underground for almost 77 days, when the mine they were working in collapsed. We will announce the "Personality of the Year 2011 on RRI" on January 1st 2012.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Eutelsat statement on deliberate jamming of satellite signal

Paris, 17 November 2011
Eutelsat categorically refutes recent reports that claim it is generating interference to its own satellites in order to prevent reception in Iran of international Farsi satellite channels. These allegations are in total contradiction with reality. They are also totally inconsistent with the statement issued in September by the BBC which associates Eutelsat with their renewed appeal for action by regulatory authorities to combat this violation of international rights.

Over more than two years Eutelsat has publicly condemned intentional jamming of its satellites by third parties, organised to prevent reception of international Farsi channels including BBC Persian, Voice of America and Deutsche Welle. We have identified the location of the jamming from within Iran, and since May 2009, have filed multiple complaints with the relevant French and international regulatory authorities to denounce hostile jamming operations and to prompt the International Telecommunication Union (a United Nations Agency) to address this illegal practice as a priority issue.

Eutelsat maintains a constant dialogue with international Farsi channels and service providers affected by deliberate jamming. The company has repeatedly organised transmissions of these channels through other satellites in its fleet in order to provide the continuity of service that we constantly endeavour to deliver. These efforts are recognised by the BBC, including in their statement of September 7.

Deliberate jamming prevents satellite reception, creates collateral damage for other broadcasters and is contrary to international conventions for the use of satellites. Efforts to combat it are a priority issue for Eutelsat. Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, says: “In our capacity as a satellite operator we remain committed to defeating this abuse. We call on those of influence to do all they can to impress upon Iran the illegal nature of intentional jamming and the need to cease this activity immediately."

(Eutelsat Press Release)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ESAT Radio jammed

While tuning in to ESAT Radio on 14th Nov (Monday) at 1659 UTC on 15370 kHz found that the channel was empty, scanning the adjacant channels found a weak station on 15390, searching this frequency on web, came accross this announcement on ESAT Radio website that they are now operating on two different frequencies 15370 & 15390 kHz........

At 1715 UTC when I re-checked 15390 kHz only white noise was audible. This noise sounds similar to the DRM hash.
TDP schedule still listes them on 15370 daily ....

On wednesday, 15th Nov 2011, jammer was noted on 15370 at 1700 UTC sign on & 1801 sign off. On 16th Nov ESAT Radio signed on at 1659 UTC & jammer again came up at 1700 UTC on 15390 kHz.
Here's how the jammer sounds ...

This audio file was recorded on 16th Nov 2011, at 1659 ESAT Radio signs on, a minute later at 1700 UTC jammer came on the frequency ( at 00.23 secs in the audio file)

Realted links :
The White-noise Jamming Hash on 40m is Getting Worse

Live Dedication of Guam Transmitters

Two of the newly installed 250 kW txers at KTWR Guam will be officially inaugurated on 18th Nov 2011 at 1330 UTC, read the full story here :

Sunday, November 13, 2011

KBC Radio DRM test re-scheduled for 13th Nov 2011

There was a problem with the DRM encoder, they are doing their best for tonight 13-11-2011... same time 18.00 UTC on 7590 kHz.

From ....

12-11-2011, 23:15 #7

Posts: 42 ... due to the bad luck, the DRM exciter has stuck and the transmitter remained on carrier only, that's the worse start of a new proejcet i could imagine. But thanks for monitoring, we hope we will get it fixed for the next transmission.

Many thanks for monitoring folks, every time the beggining is difficult, but let's hope it will lead to positive results in the future.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

NASB Participates in New DRM Broadcast

by National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 6:03am

Spaceline, a new HFCC member headquartered in Bulgaria, will begin a three-month series of DRM broadcasts on November 12. The three-hour program block will be called "DRM Mix" and will be aired each Saturday from 1800-2100 UTC on 7590 kHz using a 100-kilowatt transmitter in Armenia beamed to Europe. The AWR Wavescan DX program will be part of the DRM program lineup, as well programs from NASB member Trans World Radio and HCJB Global.
Wavescan is broadcast in analogue mode via the AWR worldwide network, as well as on NASB member stations WRMI in Miami and WWCR in Tennessee. DRM Mix will be broadcast at least through January, 2012.

(Source : NASB)

Friday, November 11, 2011

UNESCO Turns On the Radio

PARIS, Nov 11 , 2011 (IPS) - The demise of radio has been predicted for many years, but the medium is adapting, transforming and proving to be a cost-effective tool in development, experts say.

Read the complete article here :

Thursday, November 10, 2011

TWR Extends Outreach to Asia

Guam Transmitter Upgrade Features Live On-Air Dedication on Nov. 18

CARY, NC, November 10, 2011-Striving to extend its strategic outreach in Asia, international Christian media organization TWR has upgraded its powerful shortwave transmission station on the island of Guam. The advancement gives TWR the ability to cover much of the spiritually needy region, including China and southeast Asia, with a robust, quality signal.
To celebrate this significant initiative, TWR President Lauren Libby and other ministry staff members will present an on-air dedication during a live broadcast Friday, November 18 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The 30-minute broadcast will begin at 1330 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 15.4 megahertz in the 19 meter band.
"This upgrade gives TWR the opportunity to touch even more lives with the good news of Jesus Christ," says TWR President Lauren Libby. "We thank God for the privilege of increasing our spiritual footprint in Asia."
Two 250,000-watt, digital-capable Thomson transmitters have been installed to provide increased coverage to the Asia region. These revitalized transmitters join three existing 100,000-watt units. Digital shortwave capability will enable TWR to reach both rural areas and large cities with a strong, FM-like quality signal. TWR is now well-positioned to reach listeners across Asia into the future, and reception is excellent anywhere - from cities to dense forests.
Special guests for the dedication broadcast include Dr. Alan Cureton, president of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn.; Collin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio in Chicago, Ill.; and Mike Tirone, general manager and senior vice president of KCBI-FM in Dallas, Texas. These three organizations, plus thousands of individuals around the globe, helped with the purchase and installation of the transmitters.
"As Moody Radio continues to expand its global focus, TWR is one of the leading organizations that we are pleased to partner with," says Lambert.
"Our joint efforts tied to the [upgraded] transmitter in Guam have not only broadened our participation in spreading the gospel throughout the world, but also allowed us to inform and mobilize our listeners in the process.
In addition to a live stream over, the dedication broadcast will be carried on KTIS-AM, Moody Radio and KCBI and its sister stations.

(TWR News Release)


KTWR DRM Test (During the official dedication ceremony)

18 Nov 2011 (Friday)
0900 - 0915 UTC
17640 kHz
75 kW in DRM mode

Ham and the art of communicating

Enthusiasts from the Coimbatore Amateur Radio Club say why they love Hamming

Monrovia based 'ELWA' burned

The Monrovia-based Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) burnt to the ground Tuesday night. Lee Sonius with HCJB Global says, "They lost everything. I've already seen some pictures of the building, and the destruction was quite widespread. They lost all of their equipment, programs, and music."

Full story at :

Video didn't kill the radio star

B.L. Manohar (VU2UR) , a retired Indian Railway Steel Bridge Engineer has been on the air since 1967. He was the honorary regional monitoring systems coordinator for International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3, the first ever Indian to hold the post. He is a member of the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI).

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(Jaycee, VU3BWB via vuhams list)

Video didn't kill the radio star

B.L. Manohar (VU2UR) , a retired Indian Railway Steel Bridge Engineer has been on the air since 1967. He was the honorary regional monitoring systems coordinator for International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3, the first ever Indian to hold the post. He is a member of the Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI).

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(Jaycee, VU3BWB via vuhams list)

KBC DRM Test on 12th Nov

KBC Radio DRM Test on : Saturday November 12th at 1800 UTC on 7550 kHz

More at :

Also in analog mode at 0900-1600 UTC on 6095 kHz (Sat & Sun)
Weekend schedule at :

Reception reports to :
For a QSL card you have to send 2 USD or 2 IRC’s.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

ABU gets new President, Vice-President

The ABU's 48th General Assembly and associated meetings ended in New Delhi today with the announcement of the election of its new President.


RTI 2012 QSL Cards

Preview of Radio Taiwan International's QSL cards for 2012 :

India invites ABU to set up broadcast research centre

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Ministry Secretary Uday K Varma exhorted the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) to set up a world class Broadcasting Research Centre in India since it is a major contributor to the broadcasting business in Asia.

Full story at :

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Podcasting, satellite, internet and broadcast: it's all RADIO to us

It's vitally important to recognize that every time a new audio distribution technology comes along, the word "radio" comes along for the ride. When the first live audio streams went online in the mid-90s, did everyone call this "streaming internet audio?" No, they called it "internet radio."

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BBC Bush House equipment to be auctioned online

The BBC World Service is moving out of Bush House and into Broadcasting House early next year. An online auction of general audio and radio equipment is being held....

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Japan and China top winners of ABU Prizes

Japan and China were the top winners of the 2011 ABU Prizes.

More info & complete list of winners :

Monday, November 07, 2011

Campus radio to debut at JWC

JAMSHEDPUR: Campus radio will soon make its debut at Jamshedpur Women's College (JWC), an autonomous institute of Kolhan University.

A first-of-its-kind initiative in a state-run college, the proposed campus radio will aim for effective spread of educational programmes in the limited area, around 20 km radius, on All India Radio.

Read the full story here :

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Bootable DRM Receiver? Bootable DRM Receiver?: What about a very simple "Bootable Linux" version of DReaM on a USB drive hidden inside a radio. It would be a great way to jump-start some ...

BBC Hindi adds news txn from 1st Dec 2011

BBC Hindi plans to add new txn at 0100 UTC from 1st Dec 2011 :

5980 from Cyprus 97 degrees 250kW
6165 from Oman 60 degrees 250kW
11995 from Singapore 320 degrees 250kW
13675 from Thailand 280 degrees 250kW
15510 from Thailand 305 degrees 250kW

Venezuelan agency seizes radio station equipment

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's broadcast regulatory agency announced more confiscations of equipment from radio stations suspected of operating without licenses Friday, a day after seizures at three other stations.

Read more at :

New DXpedition reports from Lapland on

Want to know how hungry bears can destroy Beverage antennas? More at :

Or how hungry DXers can focus on eating, drinking and being merry, instead of DXing? More at

Two DXpedition reports from the Arctic, another one spanning two countries!

Mika Makelainen

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Radio Pollikontho 99.2 has started its test transmission

Radio Pollikontho a community radio initiative by BRAC has started its test transmission in the area of Chandnighat union of Moulovibajar district.

Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, District Commissioner of Moulovibazar, Md. Ashraful Alam Khan, UNO Upazila Moulovibazar, Anna Minj, Director, BRAC Community Empowerment Programme, AHM. Bazlur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGO's Network for Radio and Communication were present to attend the inauguration of test transmission.

District print and electronic media representative, BRAC officials and members of the executive committee of "Radio Pollikontho" were also present at the ceremony.

"Radio Pollikontho" will be broadcasting to promote socio-economic development as well as access to information of the local people as a sustainable and accessible instrument focusing on women and children from the grassroots level, ensuring people's participation in the rural development, promoting life and livelihood of the local people and their heritage and culture.

Development news will be broadcasted along with education, local tainment and development motivation, specially using local dialect.

"Radio Pollikontho" will be available in the radius of a 17 k.m around the station at Moulovibazar Sadar. With the assistance of BRAC Community Empowerment Programme and community people "Radio Pollikontho" is expected to become a popular and effective tool to develop community awareness, ensuring people's rights and contribute in building digital Bangladesh.

Radio Pollikontho will be starting its full fledge transmission soon.

Mehedin Hasan
Station Manager
"Redio Pollikontho"
Cell: 01711985510

(Via AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR)

Veteran broadcasters win ABU technical awards

Senior broadcast engineers from India and China have won ABU Excellence Awards. Ashok Kumar Bhatnagar of Doordarshan, India, and Wang Jianqiang of Shanghai Media Group, China (nominated by RTPRC-China), won the ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award and the ABU Engineering Industry Excellence Award respectively.

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CBC 75th anniversary

Special website for CBC 75th anniversary

Related Links :

Canada's voice on the airwaves

Retro revival: CBC's changing logo through the years

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

75 years of BBC TV

75 years on from BBC television's technology battleBy John Trenouth

75 years ago on 2 November 1936 the world's first high definition TV service was created.

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Hamburger Local Radio Test Transmissions on 7265 KHz

Dear Listeners,
This Saturday the 5th of November Test Transmissions from Hamburger Local Radio are running via the Shortwave transmitting station Göhren Germany (MV Baltic Radio ). These tests will be starting at 06.00 utc on 7265 KHz with a power of 1 KW.

Good Listening
73s Tom Taylor

A New BBC Radio Homepage

BBC blog talks about the new BBC Radio homepage :

ABU annual meetings open in New Delhi

The ABU's annual meetings open today in New Delhi, hosted by India's national broadcasting corporation, Prasar Bharati.

More at :

Tuesday, November 01, 2011