Thursday, April 07, 2016


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

The 59 years old DSWCI, which counts experienced DX-ers in 33 countries all over the world as members, will release in April the 18th  Edition of its annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey. This survey is divided into three parts:

Part 1: The 44th  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 new Survey is based upon monitoring by our members, many official sources and DX-bulletins. A16 schedules are included when available. About 65 domestic shortwave stations frequencies have left the bands. In order to make the DBS reliable, our own monitors around the world have checked throughout the period April 2015 – March 2016, if each of the 500 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, 2016   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. No other frequency list has this feature !

Other useful features for easy identification (ID) are the parallel frequencies and reference to Station ID slogans.

Four sample extracts from the DBS-18 are shown on the next page. Reviews can be found on   

All buyers of DBS-18 will get a username and password to the monthly updates on the tropical bands published as "Tropical Bands Monitor" on our website. The similar, historical data from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are available to anybody at .

The 18 pages A-4 size DBS-18 is available by e-mail as pdf-format (about 350 kB).
A limited number is also available printed on paper for the last time, because the DSWCI is dissolved at the end of 2016! 
Both are sold by the treasurer until December 01, 2016:

c/o Bent Nielsen, Egekrogen 14, DK 3500 Vaerloese, DENMARK

E-Mail edition:     DKK 30,00 or USD 5.00 or EUR 4,00 or GBP 3,00 or  IRC 1. 
Printed edition: DKK 60,00 or USD 10.00 or EUR 8,00 or GBP 7,00 or IRC 2.
Payment by cash notes are  accepted  and  welcome, whereas checks and postal money orders are not accepted.

DSWCI's Bank is Danske Bank, 2-12 Holmens Kanal, DK-1092 Copenhagen K.
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If you have EURO as national currency, you are advised to pay to our representative in Germany, Andreas Schmid. 
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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

Samples from Domestic Broadcasting Survey 18: 

B    3900     10     CHN    Hulun Buir PBS,Hailar, Nei         2130-0700 (Tu-0210) 0900-1440 C Menggu MAR16

A   3905     10     INS      RRI Merauke                                Pro 1: 2000-2200 0700-1500v Bahasa Indonesia, ID: "Pro Satu Radio  Republik Indonesia Merauke"     MAR16

A   3912     50     CLA     Voice of the People,via Goyang,  0530-2330 Korean to KRE // 3480(ID) 4450 6518 6600  South Korea MAR16

A   3915     100   SNG    BBC, via Kranji    2200-2300 E    MAR16

A   3925     50     J           R Nikkei, Nagara, Chiba, Tokyo  HS 1: 2155-1500 Japanese // 6055 9595, ID: "Nikkei Radio - sha Tampa-hoso" (Nikkei R Corp. SW Brc.)  MAR16

C    3925     10     J           R Nikkei, Nemuro  HS 1: 2300-0750 Japanese PPPPP

B    3945     10     J           R Nikkei, Nagara, Chiba, Tokyo HS 2: Su-Th 2300-1400(Fr-Sa -0900) Japanese // 6115 9760, ck 3925 (ID)   MAR16

B    3945     6       VUT    R Vanuatu, Emten Lagoon            0400-2200 Bislama/E/F, (= 7260  MAR16

A   3950     100   CHN    Xinjiang PBS, Urumqi,Xinjiang   Nov-May: 2300-0230 1205-1800 C, ID: "Xinjiang renmin kwangpo dientai", E ID: "China Xinjiang People's Radio Station" // 5060 5960;           (=7260) MAER16

D   4755,5  1       FSM    The Cross R, Pacific Missionary  2000-1200v E rlg, ID: "The Cross Radio", relays FM 88.5/99.5/102.5

                                         Aviation (PMA), Pohnpei            Without power after a storm in May 2015                                                MAY15

B    4760     4       IND     AIR Port Blair, Brookshabad,      Southern Sce: 2355-0300 1030-1700(SS -1730) (SE: 2315-0300 1030-                                                            Andaman & Nicobar Islands                     1830) E/Hindi/ Sanskrit/Nicobarese/Telegu/ Bengali/Tamil/Malayalam,

                                                                                               E nx 0035 1230 1530. S/on with Vande Mataram hymn, Hindi ID:

                                                                                               "Yeh Akashvani Port Blair-he" (Akashvani = The voice from the sky),

                                                                                               0125-0130 Sanskrit, 1030-1100 Nicobarese, 1100-1130 Telegu,

                                                                                               1130-1200 Tamil, 1200-1230 Bengali, (= 7390)                                      MAR16

C    4760     7       IND     R Kashmir, Leh (Laddakh),          (Apr-Oct 0130-)0210-0430 1130-1630v, (SE: 2315-0410 1045-1830)

                                         Jammu and Kashmir                     E/Hindi/Urdu/Laddakhi/Kashmiri. ID: "Akashvani Leh", "Radio

                                                                                               Kashmir". E nx 0245-0300, (= 6000). Part of AIR                                  MAR16

D   4760     1       LBR     ELWA, Monrovia                         0530-1000 1700-2400 (SS-2230) E/Vn, ck 6050                                    JUN15

B    4760     50     SWZ    TWR, Mpangela Ranch                FS: Su 1630-1645 P                                                                                 MAR16


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