Thursday, April 19, 2012


edited by DSWCI Chairman, Anker Petersen.
ISSN 1399-8218

The 55 years old DSWCI which counts experienced DX-ers in 33 countries all over the world as members, has just issued the 14th Edition of its annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey. This survey is divided into three parts:

Part 1: The 40th edition of the Tropical Bands Survey covering all ACTIVE broadcasting stations on 2300 - 5700 kHz, including clandestines.

Part 2: Domestic stations on international shortwave bands above 5700 kHz broadcasting to a domestic audience.

Part 3: Deleted frequencies between 2 and 30 MHz which have not been reported heard during the past five years, but may reappear. (This Part 3 is only published in the E-mail version, but buyers of the printed version can get a copy from the Editor upon request.)

This new Survey is based upon many official sources and DX-bulletins. A12 schedules are included when available.

In order to make the DBS reliable, our own monitors around the world have checked throughout the period April 2011 – March 2012, if each of the 690 station frequencies is on the air. ACTIVE stations are marked with an A ("Regular"), B ("Irregular") or C ("Sporadic") in the list.
D means "Likely inactive". A unique feature is the right column called "Last log". It shows the last month and year before DBS deadline on March 31, 2012 when the particular station was reported logged by a DX-er somewhere in the world. This is another way of indicating the current audibility of the station. To avoid inactive stations in this DBS, most frequencies which have not been heard during the past year, have been deleted and are moved to Part 3.

Other useful features for easy identification (ID) are the parallel frequencies and reference to Station ID slogans. Three sample extracts from the DBS-14 are shown below. Reviews can be found on All buyers of DBS-14 will get a username and password to the monthly updates on the tropical bands published as "Tropical Bands Monitor" on our website. The similar data from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 are available at to anybody.

The 23 pages A-4 size DBS-14 is available by e-mail as pdf-format (about 505 kB). A limited number is also available printed on paper. It has 20 pages without Part 3.

It is sold by the treasurer: DSWCI, c/o Bent Nielsen, Egekrogen 14, DK 3500 Vaerloese, DENMARK

E-Mail edition: DKK 35,00 or USD 7.00 or EUR 5,00 or GBP 4,00 or SEK 45,00 or IRC 3.
Printed edition: DKK 70,00 or USD 13.00 or EUR 10,00 or GBP 8,00 or SEK 90,00 or IRC 5.
Payment by cash notes are accepted whereas checks and postal money orders are not accepted.

DSWCI Bank is Danske Bank, 2-12 Holmens Kanal, DK-1092 Copenhagen K.
BIC/SWIFT : DABADKKK. IBAN: DK 44 3000 4001 528459.
Danish buyers please use: Reg. 3001- konto 4001528459.

If you have EURO as national currency, you are advised to pay to our representative in Germany, Andreas Schmid.
Andreas Schmid, Lerchenweg 4, D-97717 Euerdorf, Germany. E-mail:
Account 2912472076 at Targobank BLZ: 30020900. BIC: CMCIDEDD. IBAN: DE24300209002912472076 .
If you want to pay via PAYPAL, you have to contact Andreas Schmid, before you send your payment.

Payment via PayPal only in US$ currency and only for persons, living outside the European Union (EU).

Best 73's,
Anker Petersen and Bent Nielsen

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