Friday, November 30, 2012

DRM Log - BBC 5845 29 Nov 2012

BBC English

2012-11-29 1715 Z 0 h 44 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 22.4 dB avg SNR 99.7 % audio

North Korea to resume anti-South propaganda broadcasts

N. Korea to Resume Airing Anti-South Korean Programs in Dec

The North's anti-South Korea propaganda Web site said it plans to air a program titled "Echoes of Unification" three times a day starting on December first.

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Related :
N. Korea's anti-South propaganda Web site to begin broadcasting this week

Sei-ichi Hasegawa via DXLD list ...

Acc. to Jajuminbo net. web (Korean)
"Echo of Unification" from Dec.1
2200-2400UT 648, 1080, 3970, 6250kHz and 97.8MHz FM
1200-1400 de Hiroshi
Receive on 6250,1080 and 684kHz, but cannot confirm 3970kHz on Nov.30
(S.Hasegawa via DXLD list)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

REE stops analog broadcasting on shortwave to Europe and North America but retains DRM

REE deja de emitir en onda corta para Europa y América del Norte.

Tras dejar de escuchar algunas emisiones de REE, se confirma que desde ayer lunes 26 de noviembre, REE (Radio Exterior de España) ha dejado de emitir en onda corta para Europa y América del norte, desde Noblejas y Cariari, solo quedan las emisiones en DRM. Para el resto de emisiones en onda corta se ha bajado la potencia de transmisión. Ha sido una sorpresa para todos.

José Bueno
Córdoba, España

English Translation

After stop listening some REE emissions confirms that from Monday 26 November, REE (Radio Exterior de Espana) has stopped broadcasting on shortwave to Europe and North America, from Noblejas and Cariari, emissions are only DRM. For other shortwave is lowered transmission power. It was a surprise to everyone.

José Bueno
Cordoba, Spain

(Via dx_india yg, translated by google)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DRM Log - BBC Eng, 5845 kHz, 26 Nov

2012-11-26 1632 Z 1 h 26 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 21.5 dB avg SNR 99.7 % audio #drmlog

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Monday, November 26, 2012


DX RE MIX NEWS # 757 from Georgi Bancov & Ivo Ivanov. Date: Sun Nov.25,2012
Also visit:<>, sections "DXPeditions" and "VIDEO"

GERMANY(non) Some MBR changes:

Frequency changes of Bible Voice Broadcasting Network from Nov.24:
0800-0830 NF 7220 WER 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu English Sun, ex 5945
0800-0845 NF 7220 WER 100 kW / non-dir to WeEu English Sat, ex 5945

Brother Stair/The Overcomer Ministry TOM, new additional transmissions:
1100-1300 on 15565 TRM 250 kW / 060 deg to SEAs English Sat/Sun fron Nov.3

JAPAN Frequency change of Shiokaze Sea Breeze in various languages*:

1330-1430 NF 6135 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE , ex 5910 (altenat.5985)
2000-2100 on 6110 YAM 100 kW / 280 deg to KRE no change (alt.5910/5965)
* Jap Mon/Wed/Thu; Chi/Kor Tue; Eng Fri; Kor/Jap Sat; Jap/Kor Sun

POLAND(non) Frequency change of Polish Radio External Service:

1630-1730 NF 6000*SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Polish
1730-1830 NF 6000*SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Belorussian
1830-1900 NF 6000 SOF 100 kW / 030 deg to EaEu, ex 9755 Russian
* strong QRM in Moscow and Minsk from RRI in Romanian 1700-1757 on 5995!!!

SOUTH KOREA No transmissions of KBS World in Spanish to Europe:

0600-0700 on 6045 WOF or KIM. Checking on Nov.19-25 and no signal

USA(non) Frequency changes of IBB:

Radio Liberty in Tajik:
0100-0300 NF 9955 UDO 250 kW / 316 deg to CeAs, ex 7275 LAM

Deewa Radio in Pashto:
0100-0400 NF 9545 BIB 100 kW / 088 deg to WeAs, ex 9955 UDO
0100-0400 NF 12005 IRA 250 kW / 340 deg to WeAs, ex 11895 IRA

Voice of America in Farsi:
0230-0330 NF 7360 WER 250 kW / 090 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on 7400 WER
0230-0330 on 9445 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on 9445 LAM
0230-0330 on 9495 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 0130-0230 on same BIB

Radio Liberty in Uzbek:
0300-0400 NF 9855 LAM 100 kW / 077 deg to CeAs, ex 13790 PHT

Radio Free Asia in Chinese

0300-0400 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0300-0400 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0400-0500 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21785 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Mon, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21700 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Tue, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21710 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Wed, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21745 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Thu, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21755 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Fri, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21765 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sat, ex 21450
0500-0600 NF 21775 TIN 250 kW / 304 deg to EaAs Sun, ex 21450

Radio Liberty in Russian

1600-1700 NF 9840 BIB 100 kW / 063 deg to EaEu, ex 5930 LAM
1700-1800 NF 9840 BIB 100 kW / 063 deg to EaEu, ex 9405 LAM

Radio Farda in Farsi

1700-1900 NF 12035 BIB 100 kW / 105 deg to WeAs, ex 13615 LAM

USA(and non) Winter B-12 of Radio Taiwan International via Okeechobee:

0000-0100 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Cantonese/Hakka
0100-0200 on 11565 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Spanish
2200-2300 on 6115 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to NoAm English
2200-2300 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm English
2300-2400 on 9690 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to CARB Spanish
2300-2400 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Chinese

USA(non) Full winter B-12 of WYFR Family Radio, sorted by time:

1100-1200 on 6220 HUW 100 kW / 265 deg to SEAs Burmese
1100-1200 on 11520 BAJ 100 kW / 180 deg to SEAs Tagalog
1100-1300 on 6240 BAJ 100 kW / 310 deg to EaAs Chinese
1100-1300 on 9280 PAO 100 kW / 335 deg to EaAs Chinese
1300-1400 on 7540 TAI 100 kW / 250 deg to SEAs Vietnamese
2200-2245 on 17575 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2300-0045 on 13695 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
2300-0100 on 11565 YFR 100 kW / 140 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2300-0400 on 6115 YFR 100 kW / 355 deg to NoAm English
0000-0145 on 5985 YFR 100 kW / 181 deg to SoAm Spanish
0100-0145 on 15440 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Spanish
0100-0200 on 11825 YFR 100 kW / 160 deg to SoAm Spanish
0200-0400 on 6875 YFR 100 kW / 285 deg to CeAm Spanish
0200-0400 on 9930 YFR 100 kW / 222 deg to CARB Spanish

Drastic cuts of transmissions in different languages via overseas relays.


1200-1300 on 13690 TRM 250 kW / 075 deg to SEAs Tagalog
1200-1300 on 17570 DHA 250 kW / 095 deg to EaAs Thai
1300-1400 on 12130 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Nepali
1300-1400 on 15750 KCH 250 kW / 116 deg to SEAs Burmese
1300-1400 on 17735 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Kannada
1300-1400 on 17810 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Telugu
1300-1500 on 17510 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Bengali
1400-1500 on 9440 TAC 200 kW / 131 deg to SoAs Assamese
1400-1500 on 9855 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Marathi
1400-1500 on 13605 TRM 250 kW / 335 deg to CeAs Uzbek
1400-1500 on 15315 ISS 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Malayalam
1400-1500 on 15325 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Oriya
1400-1500 on 15455 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Urdu
1400-1500 on 15520 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Hindi
1400-1500 on 15680 WER 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Sindhi
1400-1500 on 17810 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs Tamil
1400-1600 on 7550 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Punjabi
1400-1600 on 15650 NAU 500 kW / 095 deg to SoAs Hindi
1500-1600 on 9380 KCH 250 kW / 116 deg to WeAs Pashto
1500-1600 on 11610 DHA 250 kW / 090 deg to SoAs English
1500-1600 on 11995 DHA 250 kW / 100 deg to SoAs English
1500-1600 on 13630 WER 500 kW / 105 deg to SoAs Gujarati
1500-1600 on 15370 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Tamil
1500-1600 on 15470 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Marathi
1500-1600 on 15680 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to SoAs Kannada
1600-1700 on 6175 MEY 250 kW / 076 deg to SEAf Malagasy
1600-1700 on 9380 ERV 300 kW / 125 deg to SoAs Urdu
1600-1700 on 9590 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to EaAf Swahili
1600-1700 on 11740 DHA 250 kW / 105 deg to SoAs English
1600-1700 on 11955 WER 500 kW / 105 deg to WeAs Persian
1600-1700 on 11995 NAU 250 kW / 125 deg to N/ME Arabic
1600-1700 on 13660 ISS 500 kW / 125 deg to EaAf Oromo
1600-1700 on 15160 ISS 500 kW / 131 deg to EaAf Amharic
1700-1800 on 6045 DHA 250 kW / 225 deg to EaAf Amharic
1700-1800 on 7385 MDC 050 kW / 310 deg to EaAf English
1700-1800 on 7395 MDC 250 kW / 275 deg to CeAf English
1700-1800 on 9430 SKN 300 kW / 110 deg to SEEu Turkish
1700-1800 on 9800 WER 500 kW / 090 deg to WeAs Persian
1700-1800 on 9810 WER 250 kW / 120 deg to N/ME Arabic
1700-1800 on 11690 WER 100 kW / 180 deg to NoAf Arabic
1700-1800 on 11975 WOF 250 kW / 128 deg to EaAf Somali
1700-1800 on 17545 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf English
1800-1900 on 5885 MEY 100 kW / 015 deg to SoAf English
1800-1900 on 9770 WOF 250 kW / 102 deg to SEEu Turkish
1800-1900 on 9840 WER 250 kW / 150 deg to NEAf Arabic
1800-1900 on 9895 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to CEAf English
1800-1900 on 11665 WER 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf English
1800-1900 on 11875 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf Igbo
1800-2000 on 7395 MDC 250 kW / 320 deg to EaAf English
1830-1930 on 17550 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa
1830-1930 on 17660 ASC 250 kW / 085 deg to CeAf French
1900-2000 on 3955 MEY 100 kW / 076 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1900-2000 on 5935 MEY 100 kW / 335 deg to SoAf Portuguese
1900-2000 on 9500 WER 250 kW / 150 deg to NoAf Arabic
1900-2000 on 9695 NAU 500 kW / 210 deg to WeAf French
1900-2000 on 9805 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to CEAf Swahili
1900-2000 on 9885 DHA 250 kW / 210 deg to SoAf English
1900-2000 on 11665 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf Yoruba
1900-2100 on 6020 MDC 050 kW / 255 deg to SoAf English
2000-2100 on 9490 WER 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf Arabic
2000-2100 on 9500 WER 500 kW / 205 deg to WeAf French
2000-2200 on 15195 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WCAf English
2100-2200 on 6010 WER 250 kW / 210 deg to WeAf Arabic
2100-2200 on 7305 WER 500 kW / 180 deg to WCAf French
2200-2400 on 11615 GUF 500 kW / 170 deg to SoAm Portuguese
2200-2400 on 15280 GUF 500 kW / 215 deg to SoAm Spanish

(Ivo Ivanov)

Thomson Broadcast Radio Business renamed as Ampegon

With the official registration of the new brand "Ampegon" at the registration office in Baden, Switzerland the name change of the former Thomson Broadcast AG and its sister companies has been
completed. Thomson Broadcast AG is now Ampegon AG and Thomson Broadcast GmbH, Germany, became Ampegon Antenna Systems GmbH.

The Australian Sales office will be renamed to Ampegon AG (Australia) and the Beijing operations will be renamed within the coming months to Ampegon Science & Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Ampegon will serve the global Radio Transmission markets including Scientific Applications and Green Technologies with a complete product range tailored to all needs of their customers.

At the occasion of the official registration of Ampegon the new website of the company has been launched at

The first public appearance of the company under the new name and logo will be at Broadcast Exhibitions and Conferences in 2013, starting with BES India at the end of January in Delhi.

DRM Logs - 25th Nov 2012

BBC English

2012-11-24 1633 Z 1 h 25 m 28N/77E 5845 kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 21.1 dB avg SNR 99.5 % audio #drmlog

BBC Hindi

2012-11-25 1403 Z 0 h 28 m 28N/77E 5845kHz #BBCWorldService_DRM #DR111 20.9 dB avg SNR 99.9 % audio #drmlog

All India Radio

2012-11-25 0857 Z 2 h 13 m 28N/77E 6100 kHz #VIVIDHBHARTI_DRM #DR111 14.9 dB avg SNR 95.7 % audio #drmlog #AkashvaniAIR

All India Radio

2012-11-25 1114 Z 1 h 00 m 28N/77E 6100 kHz #VIVIDHBHARTI_DRM #DR111 14.0 dB avg SNR 90.7 % audio #drmlog #AkashvaniAIR

Sunday, November 25, 2012

AIB appoints Amitabh Srivastava as regional head in South Asia

The Association for International Broadcasting has today announced that it has appointed Amitabh Srivastava as its regional head in South Asia. This appointment is the first of a series of expansions of AIB's work in a number of regions of the world.

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DRM Log - The Disco Palace, 12115 kHz, 1541 UTC, 24th Nov

2012-11-24 1541 Z 0 h 47 m 28N/77E 12115 kHz 18.0 dB avg SNR 96.1 % audio

Comments at

Voice of Russia listeners meet at Delhi

Voice of Russia is organising a conference for radio listeners at Russian Science & Cultural Centre, New Delhi. The conference is open to Voice of Russia listeners of Hindi, Bengali, Urdu & English service. The 7th All India Conference of the "Voice of Russia" will be held as following :

Date :
Dec 08, 2012 (Sat) - Inauguration at 12 pm IST
Dec 09, 2012 (Sun) - 4.00 pm IST

Venue :
The Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC)
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

Details at VOR Hindi website :

Saturday, November 24, 2012

AIR Mangalore to go digital, increases broadcast hours

Being amongst the first stations to go DRM, AIR Mangalore will change its transmission to digital within the next year. The shift is already in process to improve the quality of transmission and geographical area of coverage.

Read the RnM story here :
Related :

AIR, Mangalore extends morning broadcast timings

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tony Hall appointed new BBC director general

The chief executive of the Royal Opera House and the BBC's former director of news, Tony Hall, has been appointed the corporation's new director general.
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KTWR Guam DRM test txn for DRM India platform workshop on 22nd Nov

KTWR, Guam will be testing in DRM mode on Thursday 22nd Nov 2012 at 0915-0930 UTC on 15240 kHz, Power = 75 kW directed towards India for DRM India platform workshop at New Delhi.

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Audio recording made by Tudor, Gura Humorului, Romania)

Reception video at Hokkaido, Japan

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jamming TV satellite broadcasts: Who is doing it, and how?

There has been an increase in the number of complaints about the jamming of satellite TV signals around the world. Broadcasters such as the BBC, Voice of America, France 24, Deutsche Welle and Al-Jazeera have all seen transmissions of their international programmes jammed recently.
Have a look at at his video produced by BBC Monitoring ...

Related :

Satellite and internet jamming rises as broadcast industry seek to uphold UN Article 19

Saturday, November 17, 2012

US Military distributes Kaito KA505 for Afghan locals

The U.S. military is still trying to get Afghans to listen to its weather reports, warnings of suspected IED locations, and propaganda – that's why it's buying another 21,000 hand-cranked radios to give away to Afghan locals.

KBC Radio extra's on 22-25 Dec 2012

The Mighty KBC Blasting Out Of Your Tranny!!

The extra frequencies and transmitters for 22, 23, 25 and 26 December are:

EU (German time) UTC +1
9835 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, Non Directional, 125 kW

USA (East Coast time) UTC -5
21600 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, 300°, 250 kW

Asia (Vietnam time) UTC +7 / Australia (Sydney time) UTC +11
15470 kHz, 1500-1600 UTC, 75°, 250 kW

And on 22, 23 December we also have our 6095 transmitter on the air as well with 100 kW 09.00 - 16.00 UTC. During weekdays we also have The Mighty 6095 on the air between 09.00 - 11.00 UTC with 100kW.

FRS-Holland will again take to the air next Sunday November 18th

Dear FRS Friends,


Following our October 28th broadcast three weeks ago, FRS-Holland will again take to the air next Sunday November 18th. Between 09:00- 10:30 UTC / 10:00- 11:30 CET both 30 min. editions of FRS goes DX will be repeated as well as the FRS Golden Show. The latter suffered from heavy interference from a legal station on 7600 kHz during the October broadcast.

Our next full broadcast will be over the Holiday Season. Either on Sunday December 23rd or on Sunday December 30th FRS-Holland will continue a long time tradition. And that means we invite you- the listener– to participate. Forward your very own personal Season's Greetings to the Free Radio Service Holland and we will make sure it'll be read out during our broadcast. You can dedicate your greetings to friends etc. but you can also make a 'general' NY Greeting. It can be written or (preferably!) taped (cassette, CD, MD or MP3 file) and send to P.O.Box 2702, 6049 ZG Herten in the Netherlands.
Of course the easy & quick way is by sending an e-mail to < >. You can add something special to our December broadcast by participating. So….don't hesitate and take part in the FRS Seasonal Party that day. It'll be great fun. Make sure your contribution reaches us in time....before December 9th. We are looking forward hearing from you !!! Tune in'll be worth while!!! Go and tell your friends...

In December FRSH will be on 7600//5800 kHz for at least 5 hours. Pxs will be presented by Jan van Dijk doing the German show. Dave Scott will be playing classic rock and has a few interesting radio related items. we are very happy that Roger Davis (Britain Radio Int.) has joined the FRS ranks. He will be hosting his debut'll be another classic FRS Golden Show with great (and rare!) 60s/ 70s stuff as well as a feature on a landbased pirate radio station from years gone by. Peter Verbruggen will look back to what happened in the past (Day Calendar) en plays a mix of 80s/90s/00s records in FRS Magazine. He will also host FRS Goes DX with the latest news from the wonderful world of wireless .
During the programmes we will read out October mail and Season's Greetings. There also is the Phrase that Pays'. FRS will most likely commence at 07.52 UTC/ 08.52 CET . Most likely that day FRS will likely also be heard via the Internet. Very soon we will inform you about the definitive date: December 23rd or December 30th....

Good listening next Sunday!
73s, Peter V. (on behalf of the FRS staff)

a Balance between Music & Information joined to one Format....
POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

Friday, November 16, 2012

Radio looks to cut through AM’s static

Since a car radio was put in a dashboard in 1930, there's been an AM radio in every automobile rolling off assembly lines. But in the upcoming model year a car will be arriving on dealer lots with an FM-only receiver. It's symbolic of the challenges facing AM broadcasters in 2012.

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Hamfest India 2012

The HAM festival comes back to Chennai after a gap of 10 years !
The event promises to be very exciting and rewarding for Ham community and the public. Activities like Foxhunt, public awareness, field day, amboree on air, Information on Ham radio repeaters, cultural programs, Great food etc.The grand gala event has been planned to be held at AVM Rajeswari Hall, Dr RK Salai, Chennai, on Dec 15 and 16 of 2012.

KBC Radio tests again in digital mode on 18th Nov

At The Mighty KBC, we have been experimenting with digital text modes during our Sunday 0000-0200 UTC broadcast on 9450 kHz. Text via shortwave can be a useful substitute if the Internet is disrupted or blocked.

To decode the digital text transmissions, we suggest that you download FLDIGI from Please also download FLMSG, because we will use it on our 25 November broadcast.

On 18 November, the first text transmission at about 0130 UTC will be in three modes simultaneously. On the "waterfall," PSKR125 will be centered at 1000 Hz, DominoEX 16 at 1500 Hz, and MFSK32 at 2000 Hz. Decode one of the modes from your radio, then decode the others from
your recording.

Just before 0200 UTC, The Mighty KBC program schedule will be sent as a web page. Two modes will be available: PSKR250 on the left, and MFSK64 on the right. Decode one from the radio, and the other from your recording.
(KBC Radio on FB)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eritrea: Judicial Enquiry Launched in Paris Over Jamming of Eritrean Radio Station

Reporters Without Borders filed a complaint with the public prosecutor in Paris on 6 November 2012 accusing persons unknown of acts of piracy against Radio Erena, an Eritrean exile radio station based in Paris which broadcasts by satellite to the Horn of Africa and which is backed by Reporters Without Borders.

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DRM to Celebrate Indian Platform Activity with Workshop in New Delhi

India is one of the leading countries in introducing DRM through an ambitious roll-out plan spearheaded by the public broadcaster, All India Radio (AIR). The progress has been good but the successful take-up of Digital Radio for the millions of radio listening Indians will depend on: affordable receivers, sufficient digital broadcasts, effective marketing and good content.

With the endorsement of AIR, the DRM Consortium launched an "Indian DRM Chapter" (Platform) in February 2011. Its focus is to support the digital roll-out in India.

The Platform, which meets virtually every month in order to exchange information and share in the latest development, is to hold a DRM Workshop at the LaLit Hotel in New Delhi on November 22 offer an opportunity to all interested parties and stakeholders to hear how the DRM transmissions in India have been progressing, to get the latest DRM news from all over the world and receive an update on the All India Radio digital roll-out.

Mr Yogendra Pal, the Honorary Chair of the India Platform is looking forward to this meeting of the India Platform: "The meeting of the Indian Platform members is long overdue. Though we share information virtually all the time there is no better way to get the latest information and contribute to the successful introduction of DRM in India, than meeting face to face."

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chair, is keen that this event should be open and welcoming to anyone interested: "DRM needs to go beyond the transmission sites and excite radio manufacturers, content-makers and listeners now. As you know, the DRM India Platform is open to membership from other broadcasters, digital chip, module and receiver manufacturers, transmission companies, distributors and retailers. On the 22nd we will all meet and take the project forward."

For more information on the event on November 22nd please write to :

About DRM
Dgital Radio Mondiale TM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III. DRM provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services. DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called 'DRM30') provides large coverage areas and low power consumption. The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30 MHz ('DRM+') uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signalling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode optimized for those bands.

(Press Release)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

In 5 minutes from now .....Radio United to mark 90 years of the BBC

Blur frontman Damon Albarn has prepared a special composition to be
broadcast simultaneously on all BBC Radio stations this afternoon to
celebrate 90 years of BBC broadcasting.

AWR now on FM band in India

Historic First Radio Program Aired in India
November 13, 2012 11:30
by Shelley Nolan Freesland
AWR Communication Director
Today [November 12, 2012], a Seventh-day Adventist program was broadcast for the first time on FM radio in India. The program was produced by Adventist World Radio (AWR) in the Telugu language, and was aired on a station in Hyderabad, India. The name of the program is Avennel, which means The Dawn in Telugu.
Adventist World Radio has just signed a contract with a broadcast agency for an initial series of 11 Telugu programs. Additional broadcasts in Hindi and English will follow in other large cities, such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, and others, as resources permit.
Hyderabad – known as India's "cyber capital" – is a city of more than nine million people and has the largest Muslim population in India. After China, India is the second most-populated country in the world.
"This is a very significant step to reach the large cities in India, which comes after two years of intensive work negotiating with related agencies and preparing the programs," says AWR president Dowell Chow. "Thanks to God and our faithful supporters, we are now blessed to be able to witness the opening of a new window of opportunity to reach the people of India with the gospel of salvation."
This first program went on the air at 5:30 p.m. local time in Hyderabad. AWR currently broadcasts programs for Indian listeners in 13 languages, through shortwave radio, on demand, and podcasts.

Jose Jacon via dx_india yg ...

According to info received from AWR office, Pune, India the schedule of the new AWR broadcast via All India Radio, Hyderabad is as follows:

Vividh Bharathi, All India Radio, Hyderabad 102.8 MHz 10 kW
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday : 5.30 pm IST (1200 UTC)
Telugu language.

Prince Edward Island DXpedition 2012

Howe Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada (46°19'N 62°22'W)
October 28 - November 2, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Australia, India ink broadcasting partnership pact

New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and India's Public Broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, will help to build a much stronger people-to-people and media partnership between our two countries', said Australian Minister for the Arts and Regional Development Simon Crean following a meeting today with Jawhar Sircar, the CEO of Prasar Bharati.

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KBC 9450 kHz special test of digital text

The Mighty KBC will test to the USA on Sunday 11 November 2012 at 0000 - 0200 UTC on 9450 kHz !

Please join the Mighty KBC for a test of a digital text sent via a shortwave broadcast transmitter. This will take place during the next transmission to North America, Sunday 0000-0200 UTC, at approximately 0130 and just before the end of the broadcast at 0200.

All you need is a basic shortwave receiver (no SSB mode is necessary), and a basic personal computer. Using a patch cord, you will feed the radio out of the earphone jack (or line out) of your radio into the microphone jack of your PC. If you don't have a patch cord, you can try placing the speaker of your radio close to the built-in microphone of a laptop PC.

You will also need software. There are several freeware or shareware programs used by the amateur radio community that decode digital text modes. One is FLDIGI, available from .

After installing FLDIGI, pull down the Configure menu, then click Sound Card, and select the soundcard your PC is using. You might also have to adjust your audio settings. In Windows 7, left click twice on the speaker icon in the lower right of PC display, then click Options, then click Properties, then click Recording, then click the input that works. Other operating systems will have different procedures. A good way to test your audio settings is to try to decode the radio amateurs using the PSK31 mode on 14070 kHz.

For the test digital text transmissions on Sunday, The Mighty KBC will be using the QPSK125 mode. On your software, your cursor should be centered on 1500 Hertz, where you will see the "waterfall" of the QPSK125 signal. You can decode the transmission while you receive it, or record the transmission and decode from the recording. The latter will give you more opportunities to perfect the technique.

The test to be transmitted will be a formatted html file. Copy it from <html> to (and including) </html>, and paste it to a text editor (such as Notepad in Windows). Save the file, using any file name, with the suffix .htm or .html. Then open the file in any web browser. If all goes well, this might be the first time you receive a shortwave radio broadcast in color !

In the future, an app will be developed to make this process simpler!

(KBC Mailing List)

Internet killed the shortwave star: Radio Canada shuts down Sackville, NB, broadcaster

The high-powered shortwave transmitters used to broadcast CBC's international radio service (RCI) to the world have been permanently shut down due to a "world wide decline in shortwave use."

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Is ITU Really Threatening the Internet?

Food for thought .....

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Radio Free Asia upgrades automated reception report system

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is ready to launch a new automated reception report system ! For years DXers have been able to submit reception reports to RFA at: and receive a QSL card in the mail.

In a few days RFA will relaunch the site with system upgrades including:
- an easier-to-navigate interface
- DXer registration
- option to submit anonymous reception reports

The Q-code was developed and instituted in 1912 in order to facilitate communication between maritime radio operators of different nationalities. It is for this reason that the Q-prefix has been excluded from call-signs. Shortwave radio listeners, or DXers, direct their "QSL" request (Can you verify transmission?) to radio stations around the world they happened to have monitored. "D" in DX is for distance and the "X" refers to the unknown. DXers are hobbyists who enjoy DXing or trying to pick up radio stations from a distance.

These reception reports are valuable to radio stations as they assist in evaluating transmission signal strength and quality. Radio stations usually reply by mailing a "QSL Card". The QSL card acknowledges the receipt of the report and confirms the details of the transmission. 

To make the best of changing propagation conditions, RFA rotates frequencies during the summer and winter seasons to maintain the best possible coverage. As a shortwave broadcaster, Reception Reports are
important to RFA in helping determine the best frequencies to use in order to reach our target audience.

RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where full, accurate, and timely news reports are unavailable. Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA currently broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin, the Wu dialect, Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for
accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a 'surrogate' broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest. More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at

You also have the option of using the Microsoft Tag from your smartphone. The free mobile app for your smartphone is available at

Reception reports are also accepted by email at, and for anyone without Internet access, reception reports can be mailed at:
Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America

(A.J.Janitschek, RFA)

Man creates software to send computer data through the radio

Imagine getting email and data over the radio. A 22-year-old has developed a software that lets one do just that. Radio reaches every corner of India. Small transistors are cheap and easily available. Vinny Lohan has found a way to send computer data over normal radio waves. He believes that the idea could get all India online in a jiffy.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Nepal’s Radio Boom: Too Many Stations?

When it comes to the penetration of FM radio stations, Nepal is one of the most successful countries in the world,” said Santosh Devkota. He is managing director of Cool Tool Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. (DigiMed), an FM radio consultancy/training firm located in Kathmandu.

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Friday, November 02, 2012

BBC Hindi launches Global India on ETV

BBC World Service and ETV Network have announced the launch of the BBC Hindi TV programme, Global India, on five channels of ETV, India's leading regional network across the country's Hindi-speaking states.

From Friday 2 November, the BBC's brand-new TV programme in Hindi will air weekly at prime time on ETV Bihar / Jharkhand, ETV Uttar Pradesh / Uttrakhand, ETV Rajasthan, ETV Madhya Pradesh / Chhattisgarh and ETV Urdu.

With BBC Hindi's Rupa Jha as its lead presenter, Global India is a weekly 30-minute magazine-style show which brings alive the best of the BBC journalism from across the world, focusing on news and
developments that resonate with the Indian audience. Ranging from hard news to human-interest stories, culture and technology, the show aims to connect with millions of Hindi-speaking audiences through the expansive reach of ETV channels.

ETV Network, a leader in India's Hindi regional belt, especially with channels across ETV HSM as well as ETV Urdu, has been reaching out to viewers from urban to semi-urban and rural areas. Being an essential part of the viewer's daily TV experience, the network will form the perfect partner for BBC Hindi to engage with a much larger audience base in India.

Rupa Jha says: "I am thrilled to front our new TV programme. Showcasing the best of BBC journalism, Global India will deliver original BBC stories as they are lived by our journalists across the world. After years of being part of the BBC Hindi radio and online team, I am really looking forward to the excitement of connecting with our audiences on TV."

BBC Hindi has been a household name in India, known and respected for its objective and comprehensive reporting – on radio, online and via mobile phones. Commenting on the service's move to TV broadcasting, BBC World Service Head of Journalism, Nikki Clarke, says: "This is a great development for the BBC in India, showing our commitment to our Hindi-speaking audiences. With this expansion on television, BBC Hindi builds on the strength of the BBC as a news brand in India. The editorial thrust of Global India reflects the strong interest in stories from around the world that are important for India and are brought alive by the BBC's world-renowned newsgathering operation.''

BBC World Service Head of Business Development - Asia Pacific, Indu Shekhar Sinha, adds: "There have been huge changes in the way Hindi-speaking audiences consume our content, and as we work to adjust our distribution footprint to better serve them, the launch of Global India signals the fact that BBC Hindi is expanding in India's media market. We are excited to be partnering with the ETV network to bring this dynamic new programme to millions of viewers."

Commenting on the partnership with BBC Hindi, a spokesperson from ETV Network says: "ETV is an integral part of the regional audiences across the country, providing them with rich infotainment across languages. For years, ETV HSM channels and ETV Urdu have penetrated across the length and breadth of the country to provide a perfect blend of reach and viewers' loyalty. Global India, created by BBC Hindi, will be a unique proposition for viewers of the ETV network across India, as it will share new, fresh and relevant content, further strengthening our commitment as a responsible news brand in the country. The content we offer through our range of channels is extremely attractive and relevant to our audiences. The ETV news bureau provides fast and reliable news to its viewers, and with BBC Hindi bringing in their international expertise through Global India, it will add further variety to the existing content of ETV. This new programme will also give our viewers an opportunity to meet Indians spread across the world."

Global India will be broadcast every Friday on five channels of the ETV network at 8pm on ETV Bihar / Jharkhand and ETV Uttar Pradesh / Uttrakhand; and at 6pm on ETV Rajasthan, ETV Madhya Pradesh / Chhattisgarh and ETV Urdu. It will be repeated on Saturdays at 8.30pm on ETV Urdu, and at 9.30pm on all the other channels. It will be repeated on Sundays at 11.30am in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar at 9.30am in Rajasthan and at 1pm on ETV Urdu.
(BBC Press Release)

Article on AIR Guwahati

Excellent article on AIR Guwahati, thanks to Rupam Sarma for the link .....

Aakashbani Guwahati : Nibha Rani Rai

Follow the links at the bottom of the article for 3 more articles on
AIR in Assamese.