Monday, April 30, 2018

New BBC transmission for South Asia & additional frequencies

With effect from 27th April 2018 BBC has introduced an additional World Service transmission to South Asia  :

1200-1300 UTC on 12065, 15310 kHz (both are from A'Seela).

Also from 27th April 2018 additional frequencies are available at following time slots :

0000-0100 UTC on 7290 kHz (Taskkent)
0100-0200 UTC on 9410 kHz (Tashkent)
1300-1400 UTC on 12065 kHz (Singapore)

(Alok Dasgupta)

AM Portables Mega Shootout – 2018 Update

Jay Allen reviews multiple radios and in addition some older models have been re-tested and their ratings adjusted or comments made, read the full story at :

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Radio Free Asia's Rebel Pepper e-Book Wins Major Award

Radio Free Asia's Rebel Pepper e-Book Wins Prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award

WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) was announced as a winner of a Sigma Delta Chi award for "Drawing Fire: The Political Cartoons of Rebel Pepper" by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in the international competition's new category of best e-book. RFA's e-book collects the work of resident political cartoonist and Chinese dissident Wang Liming, who goes by the pen name of "Rebel Pepper." The collection was released last December and includes a selection of Wang's drawings tackling issues from North Korean nuclear provocations to Cambodian political machinations to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, among others.

"Rebel Pepper's political cartoons show the power of humor and satire as tools of free expression," said Bay Fang, RFA's Executive Editor, who edited the e-book. "This collection is especially resonant with RFA's audiences in countries under authoritarian rule that restrict free speech and free press.

"Radio Free Asia is honored to accept this prestigious award for our e-book that shows the amazing breadth of Rebel's work."

In his native China, Wang's success in giving expression to the thoughts of his thousands of followers on both taboo subjects and everyday experiences drew the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party. In 2014, Wang was forced to leave his homeland, finding haven first in Japan before settling in Washington, D.C. Throughout his journey he continued to hone his craft, challenging Chinese state-controlled narratives and expanding his graphic editorials for RFA. "Drawing Fire" includes 50 of Wang's cartoons, in which he shapes nuanced geopolitical complexities into sharp and relatable pieces of visual art. Wang's cartoons have appeared in the Japanese edition of Newsweek, Index of Censorship, and China Digital Times, among other publications.  He began working for RFA in June 2017.

Other notable winners of this year's Sigma Delta Chi Awards include reporters, columnists, and designers with the Associated Press, ProPublica, NPR, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Center for Investigative Reporting, Politico, and the Intercept, among others.

# # #

New VOA English language transmission to Bangladesh

A new Voice Of America broadcast will be added effective 29 April 2018 to Bangladesh. It will be broadcast in English langauge and can be heard at 1130-1200 UTC on 1575 kHz (MW-Thailand), 12020 (Thailand), 15715 and 17790 kHz (from Philippines)

(Alok Dasgupta)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Voice of Vietnam - DRM tests on MW 675 kHz

Voice of Vietnam, the Vietnamese public broadcaster has planned test tranmissions on DRM mode on 24th and 25th April, 1700-1900 UTC on 675 kHz. Measurements are planned for area over 200 kilometres away from transmitter.

Earlier, Voice of Vietnam tested on April 16th and 17th on MW 675 kHZ . On one single frequency three audio channels were broadcast (VOV1, VOV2 and VOV3) as well as some data.

Measurements are planned for area over 200 kilometres away from transmitter.

Related :

Voice of Vietnam DRM test on 675 kHz




Monday, April 23, 2018

RFA releases new QSL in IBB relay site series - IBB Lampertheim

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release of the fifth QSL card in the series highlighting the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) relay sites used for RFA programming. RFA programs also broadcasts from these IBB sites: Biblis, Kuwait, Saipan and Tinian. IBB Lampertheim is one function of the IBB's Germany Station and is also an integral part of IBB's global satellite interconnect system (SIS) carrying RFA programming where needed. This is RFA's 67th QSL overall and will be used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May – August 2018.
RFA's 5th IBB Relay Site QSL – IBB Lampertheim
                                        
Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including 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 www.rfa.org.

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports. Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener. RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX'ers, but also from its general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:
Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America.
# # #

A Streamlined Approach to DRM Receiver Design

Software defined radio turns digital radio reception into an application
ALEXANDER ZINK AND MARTIN SPEITEL

Software Defined Radio (SDR) turns the hardwired, task-specific and very elaborate chip development of the past into a flexible software-based design running on a generic, efficient and mass-produced hardware platform. It is not a new concept, but it is becoming a reality in more and more technical systems. Digital radio receivers are one major example for SDR technology, because modern processor platforms offer enough computing power to build almost the complete radio functionality in software.

Full story at :


New SDR# release r1666

This release contains a few bug fixes, the latest Airspy HF+ library and the latest ADSB Spy. Check the change log for more details.

The package is available on download as usual at: http://airspy.com/download


Saturday, April 21, 2018

New firmware update for the Airspy HF+ Rev 1.7.0

New firmware update for the Airspy HF+ Rev 1.7.0 has been released.
This update mainly adds support for the upcoming pre-selector addon on top of other minor enhancements.

The new firmware package can be downloaded from https://airspy.com/airspy-hf-plus/#firmware-updates

Note also that libairspyhf was updated as well and added to the SDR# r1664 package 




ATHMIK YATHRA RADIO A18

ATHMIK YATHRA RADIO A18

start stop freq lang              days
---------------------------------------------
0000 0015 1548  Kannada         Friday to Sunday
0000 0015 1548  Konkani         Tuesday
0000 0015 1548  Netakani        Wednesday
0000 0015 1548  Tulu            Monday
0000 0015 1548  Yerukala        Thursday
0000 0015 7410  Bodo            Monday and Tuesday
0000 0015 7410  Khurukh         Wednesday and Thursday
0000 0015 7410  Mising          Friday to Sunday
0015 0130 1548  Banjara         Monday
0015 0130 1548  Gondi           Wednesday
0015 0130 1548  Koya            Tuesday
0015 0130 1548  Kupiya          Thursday
0015 0130 1548  Telugu          Friday to Sunday
0015 0030 7410  Assamese        Saturday and Sunday
0015 0030 7410  Chakma          Monday and Tuesday
0015 0030 7410  Ho              Friday
0015 0030 7410  Santhali        Wednesday and Thursday
0030 0045 7410  Bagri           Monday and Tuesday
0030 0045 7410  Bundelkhandi    Friday and Saturday
0030 0045 7410  Garwali         Sunday
0030 0045 7410  Khariya         Wednesday
0030 0045 7410  Vasavi          Thursday
0045 0100 7410  Dogri           Thursday and Friday  
0045 0100 7410  Kangri          Saturday and Sunday
0045 0100 7410  Magahi          Wednesday
0045 0100 7410  Rajasthani      Monday and Tuesday
0100 0115 7410  Kinnauri        Saturday and Sunday
0100 0115 7410  Marwari         Monday and Tuesday
0100 0115 7410  Punjabi         Thursday and Friday
0100 0115 7410  Sindhi          Wednesday
0115 0130 7410  Bhili           Monday
0115 0130 7410  Hindi – BKD     Saturday and Sunday
0115 0130 7410  Khota           Friday
0115 0130 7410  Kotwali         Wednesday
0115 0130 7410  Kukna           Tuesday
0115 0130 7410  Vadari          Thursday
0130 0145 1548  Malayalam       Daily
1230 1245 15350 Gojri           Monday
1230 1245 15350 Kashmiri        Wednesday and Thursday
1230 1245 15350 Ladakhi         Tuesday  
1230 1245 15350 Oriya           Friday to Sunday
1245 1300 15350 Gujarati        Thursday and Friday  
1245 1300 15350 Koya            Saturday and Sunday
1245 1300 15350 Punjabi         Monday to Wednesday
1300 1315 15350 Nepali          Daily
1315 1330 15350 Hindi – BKD     Saturday and Sunday
1315 1330 15350 Khandesi        Wednesday
1315 1330 15350 Marathi         Thursday and Friday  
1315 1330 15350 Santhali        Monday
1315 1330 15350 Vadari          Tuesday
1330 1345 1548  Marathi         Monday to Tuesday
1330 1345 1548  Tamil           Wednesday to Sunday
1330 1345 15350 Malto           Thursday and Friday
1330 1345 15350 Mauchi          Wednesday
1330 1345 15350 Meitei          Monday and Tuesday
1330 1345 15350 Tibetan-Amdo    Saturday
1330 1345 15350 Tibetan-Lhasa   Sunday
1330 1345 15400 Adi             Wednesday and Thursday
1330 1345 15400 Nockte          Monday and Tuesday
1330 1345 15400 Rongmei         Sunday
1330 1345 15400 Tangkhul        Friday and Saturday
1345 1400 1548  Chattisgarhi    Monday and Tuesday
1345 1400 1548  Chowdhari       Sunday
1345 1400 1548  Gujarati        Wednesday and Thursday
1345 1400 1548  Oriya           Friday and Saturday
1345 1400 15350 Bhatri          Tuesday
1345 1400 15350 Deshiya         Wednesday and Thursday
1345 1400 15350 Khota           Monday
1345 1400 15350 Netakani        Sunday
1345 1400 15350 Urdu            Friday and Saturday
1345 1400 15400 Deori           Thursday and Friday  
1345 1400 15400 Kaubru          Wednesday
1345 1400 15400 Kokborok        Monday and Tuesday
1345 1400 15400 Thadou- kuki    Saturday and Sunday
1400 1415 1548  Gamit           Thursday
1400 1415 1548  Kui             Saturday and Sunday
1400 1415 1548  Sambalpuri      Friday
1400 1415 1548  Santhali        Monday and Tuesday
1400 1415 1548  Varli           Wednesday
1400 1415 15350 Bhili           Thursday  
1400 1415 15350 Bondo           Wednesday
1400 1415 15350 Gondi           Friday
1400 1415 15350 Kupiya          Sunday
1400 1415 15350 Soura           Monday and Tuesday
1400 1415 15350 Yerukala        Saturday
1400 1415 15400 Ao              Friday
1400 1415 15400 Halam           Monday and Tuesday
1400 1415 15400 Karbi           Thursday  
1400 1415 15400 Rengma          Wednesday
1400 1415 15400 Sumi            Saturday and Sunday
1415 1430 1548  Bhojpuri        Friday and Saturday
1415 1430 1548  Chakma          Sunday
1415 1430 1548  Khariya         Wednesday
1415 1430 1548  Khota           Monday
1415 1430 1548  Kotwali         Thursday
1415 1430 1548  Malto           Tuesday
1415 1430 15350 Banjara         Saturday and Sunday
1415 1430 15350 Gamit           Wednesday and Thursday
1415 1430 15350 Kui             Monday and Tuesday
1415 1430 15350 Kukna           Friday
1415 1430 15400 Dhimasa         Tuesday
1415 1430 15400 Garo            Saturday and Sunday
1415 1430 15400 Mising          Wednesday to Friday
1415 1430 15400 Santhali        Monday
1430 1445 1548  Halam           Sunday
1430 1445 1548  Khurukh         Monday and Tuesday
1430 1445 1548  Kukna           Thursday
1430 1445 1548  Magahi          Friday and Saturday
1430 1445 1548  Mundari         Wednesday
1430 1445 15350 Chowdhari       Thursday
1430 1445 15350 Harayanvi       Saturday and Sunday
1430 1445 15350 Kotwali         Friday
1430 1445 15350 Sambalpuri      Monday and Tuesday
1430 1445 15350 Varli           Wednesday
1430 1445 15400 Dzonkha         Monday and Tuesday
1430 1445 15400 Khasi           Saturday and Sunday
1430 1445 15400 Konyak          Thursday and Friday  
1430 1445 15400 Nyishi          Wednesday
1445 1500 1548  Hindi – Youth   Saturday and Sunday
1445 1500 1548  Ho              Wednesday
1445 1500 1548  Sadri           Monday and Tuesday
1445 1500 1548  Soura           Friday
1445 1500 1548  Vasavi          Thursday
1445 1500 15350 Bhojpuri        Saturday and Sunday
1445 1500 15350 Hindi           Monday to Friday
1445 1500 15400 Kham- Magar     Saturday and Sunday
1445 1500 15400 Newari          Thursday and Friday  
1445 1500 15400 Sangtan         Wednesday
1445 1500 15400 Sarchopa        Monday and Tuesday
1500 1515 1548  Hindi           Sunday to Saturday
1500 1515 1548  Hindi – BKD     Friday
1500 1515 15400 Lepcha          Tuesday and Wednesday
1500 1515 15400 Magahi          Thursday and Friday  
1500 1515 15400 Sherpa          Monday
1500 1515 15400 Urdu            Saturday and Sunday
1515 1530 1548  Bengali         Monday to Wednesday
1515 1530 1548  Muslimi Bengali Friday
1515 1530 1548  Urdu            Saturday and Sunday
1515 1530 1548  Rajbanshi       Thursday
1515 1530 15400 Mundari         Wednesday and Thursday
1515 1530 15400 Muslimi Bengali Friday
1515 1530 15400 Tamang-West     Monday and Tuesday
1515 1530 15400 Tharu           Saturday and Sunday
1530 1545 15395 Chattisgarhi    Monday and Tuesday
1530 1545 15395 Kulluvi         Saturday
1530 1545 15395 Maithili        Wednesday to Friday
1530 1545 15395 Sindhi          Sunday
1545 1600 15395 Bagheli         Wednesday to Friday
1545 1600 15395 Bundelkhandi    Monday and Tuesday
1545 1600 15395 Dari            Saturday and Sunday
1600 1615 15395 Awadhi          Monday and Tuesday
1600 1615 15395 Kumaoni         Friday and Saturday
1600 1615 15395 Pashto          Sunday
1600 1615 15395 Sadri           Wednesday  and Thursday
1615 1630 15395 Divehi          Thursday and Friday  
1615 1630 15395 Hindi           Saturday to Wednesday
2330 2345 7410  Bantawa         Monday
2330 2345 7410  Gurung          Wednesday and Thursday
2330 2345 7410  Limbu           Saturday and Sunday
2330 2345 7410  Lungeli-Magar   Tuesday
2330 2345 7410  Sherpa          Friday
2345 0000 1548  Burmese         Sunday
2345 0000 1548  Chakma          Wednesday
2345 0000 1548  Chin            Saturday
2345 0000 1548  Kokborok        Thursday and Friday  
2345 0000 1548  Sinhalese       Monday and Tuesday
2345 0000 7410  Burmese         Wednesday to Friday
2345 0000 7410  Chin            Monday and Tuesday
2345 0000 7410  Karbi           Saturday and Sunday

(Alokesh Gupta)



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Digital Radio Mondiale General Assembly 2018 at Spain succesfully concluded


Under the banner "Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward", the 2018 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium took place on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th of April, at the Palma Bellver Bay MeliĆ” Hotel on Mallorca hosted by Bosch and RFmondial.

The General Assembly set the strategy and working plan for the next year for DRM. This year's Assembly also elected the Chair and the main bodies of this not-for-profit organisation.  The only additions to the existing Steering Board are Nautel and RRI (Indonesian public broadcaster).   The other Board members are: Ampegon, BBC, Babcock International, Fraunhofer IIS, NXP, RFmondial and Thomson Broadcast.  Thomson Broadcast also joined the Executive Board and Ruxandra Obreja was re-elected Chair of the Consortium.

The busy and friendly meeting was an excellent opportunity for members and guests from Asia, Africa and Europe to review all the activities of the past year, receive updates from country representatives and specialists from all the corners of the globe on an outstanding year of progress for DRM.   On both days they enjoyed direct live transmissions in DRM shortwave from the UK and Bulgaria on receivers like Avion, Gospell and Titus SDR.  A special receiver session was held before the conclusion of this successful event.

For Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, this was a moment to take stock "and review the excellent progress made by DRM in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as South Africa, other countries in Africa, Middle East and Europe and in the automotive industry. DRM as a flexible and economical provider of audio and extra benefits like emergency warning functionality is now in a unique position to give users a powerful, all-band solution for local, regional, national and international coverage. The General Assembly gave everyone  a reason to be proud but also to step up  the efforts of getting DRM transmissions and receivers in the market."

Listen to the special DRM transmission of BBC World Service content relayed by Babcock International was recorded on the DRM Gospell receiver and the Titus SDR including Journaline



(Press Release)



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Voice of Vietnam DRM test on 675 kHz


Voice of Vietnam was logged by Hiroyuki Okamura in Japan on 16th April, 2018 , testing on MW 675 kHz, signal was weak in Japan however from the video it can be noted that they are transmitting three audio channels :

VOV1- Radio
VOV2- Radio
VOV3- Radio


The signal was strongest at around 1350 UTC, SNR was 11.2 db - 11.3 db
Test was scheduled for two days.


World Amateur Radio Day

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was "in grave danger of being pushed aside," the IARU's history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters.  Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.  From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.

We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!


Change in schedule for BBC special DRM txn for DRM GA in english

Change in schedule for BBC special DRM txn for DRM GA in english Via Babcock International to large areas of south west Europe and part of the north African coast.

April 18th, 2018

1000-1100 UTC will be on 11970 kHz
1100-1200 UTC will be on 13845 kHz

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spaceline DRM transmission for DRM GA on 18th April 2018


Spaceline DRM Transmission - 18th April 2018

Special DRM transmission tomorrow 18th April from Spaceline during DRM GA at 1200-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria with antenna directed at 260 degrees. The content will be from Mighty KBC.

Reception reports to :  reception@spaceline.bg

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Vatican Radio Special today at 0955 UTC

Live from St. Peter's Basilica, Shortwaves on 10 April 2018 Contributed by LC on Apr 08, 2018 - 04:01 PM

A further special broadcast from St. Peter's Basilica is scheduled by Vatican Radio on Tuesday 10 April 2018 airing live the Holy Mass the Pope will celebrate with the Missionaries of Mercy, holding in Rome their annual meeting. Two frequencies involved, both in the 19 meters band. English commentary included, live at 09.55 UTC.

Vatican Radio shortwaves will be both directed to Western Africa on 15580 kHz (commentary in French) and 15570 kHz (commentary in English). The broadcast will start at 11.55 local time in Rome, 09.55 UTC. It should last about one hour.

Missionaries of Mercy are meeting in Rome, 8 to 11 April, for their second international assembly. About 550 priests are expected to take part in the event. Missionaries of Mercy usually operate in their dyoceses as confessors having received this special task from Pope Francis during the Jubilee of
Mercy in 2015. 

(Wolfgang Bueschel via DXLD)

Monday, April 09, 2018

Digital Radio Mondiale to Hold this Year’s General Assembly in Spain

Under the banner "Digital Radio Mondiale Drives Forward", the 2018 General Assembly of the DRM Consortium is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th of April, at the Palma Bellver Bay MeliĆ” Hotel on Mallorca being hosted by Bosch and RFmondial.

The General Assembly is where the strategy and working plan for the next year is set for DRM. This year's Assembly will also serve as an election year for the Chair and all leading bodies of the Consortium. This will be an excellent opportunity for members and guests to review all the activities of the past year receive updates from country representatives and specialists from all the corners of the globe on an outstanding year of progress for DRM. A special receiver session has been also scheduled as part of the event.

For Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, this is a moment to take stock "and review the excellent progress made by DRM in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as South Africa, other countries in Africa, Middle East and Europe. DRM Drives forward with big successes in the automotive industry. Continuous work goes on to provide ingenious standalone and car receivers. DRM as a provider of more than audio and especially emergency warning functionality puts it in a unique position giving users a powerful, all-band solution they can use for their specific needs and coverage at local, regional, national and international level."

(Press Release)

Kerala govt set to launch Kuttanad radio for farmers

Reception Reports wanted by AIR Chennai

All India Radio, Chennai is looking for reception reports for their following broadcasts beamed towards Sri Lanka & SE Asia.

0000-0045  UTC Tamil 1053, 7270, 9835, 11740, 13795 kHz
1115-1215  UTC Tamil 1053, 7270, 13695 kHz

Note: Those understanding Tamil language may please send detailed comments on the programs heard.

Reports on DRM Transmissions from AIR Chennai on 729 kHz & 783 kHz are also appreciated.

Reception Reports may be sent to:

Dy Director General (Engg)
All India Radio, Myalpore, Chennai 600004


QSLs will be issued.

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio , DX_India List)

AWR A18

AWR A18 (SORTED BY LANG)

Site Start Stop kHz kW   Days Language Service Area
------------------------------------------------
MOS 1430 1500 17605 300 1234567 Afar Djibouti, NE-Ethiopia, Somalia
TRM 0400 0430 15410 125 1234567 Amharic Ethiopia
NAU 1630 1700 17720 250 1234567 Amharic Ethiopia
TRM 0500 0600 17790 250 1234567 Arabic Egypt, Iraq, Arab Peninsula
MOS 0600 0700 11880 300 1234567 Arabic Libya
NAU 0700 0800 15225 100 1234567 Arabic Morocco, Algeria
MOS 1800 1900 11955 300 1234567 Arabic Libya
NAU 1900 2000 11800 125 1234567 Arabic Morocco, Algeria
MDC 1900 2000 11680 250 1234567 Arabic Egypt, Iraq, Arab Peninsula
SDA 1400 1430 15150 100 1234567 Asho Chin Myanmar
SDA 2330 2400 15320 100 1234567 Asho Chin Myanmar
TAC 1330 1400 9955  100 1  4    Assamese NE-India
TRM 1230 1300 15430 125  23 5 7 Bangla NE-India, Bangladesh
TRM 1300 1330 15255 125 1234567 Bangla Bangladesh
NAU 0400 0430 5975  100 1234567 Bulgarian Bulgaria
NAU 1600 1630 9830  125 1234567 Bulgarian Bulgaria
TRM 0000 0030 11655 125 1234567 Burmese Myanmar
TRM 1430 1500 15215 125 1234567 Burmese Myanmar
TRM 0130 0200 15630 125 123456  Cantonese NE-China
TRM 0130 0200 11925 125 123456  Cantonese S-China
SDA 1230 1300 15170 100 123457  Cantonese S-China
SDA 1230 1300 12105 100 123457  Cantonese C/N-China
SDA 1230 1300 9585  100 123457  Cantonese NE-China
MOS 2000 2030 11880 300 1234567 Dyula Burk. Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali
NAU 1530 1600 15670 250 12347   English Nepal, Tibet
TRM 1600 1630 9580  250 1234567 English C-India
SOF 1600 1630 11950 250 1234567 English S-India
TRM 1830 1900 15155 250 1234567 English E-Africa
MOS 2100 2130 11880 300 1234567 English W-Africa
SDA 2200 2230 12040 100 1 3 5   English W-Indonesia
MOS 0330 0400 6120  300 1234567 Farsi Iran
MOS 1630 1700 11800 300 1234567 Farsi Iran
NAU 0430 0500 6155  100 1234567 French Morocco, Algeria
ISS 0600 0630 12035 250 1234567 French Cameroon, Ghana, (Senegal)
NAU 0600 0630 15455 250 1234567 French Cameroon, Ghana, (Senegal)
ISS 0700 0730 11880 250 1234567 French Cameroon, Ghana, (Senegal)
MOS 0800 0830 15145 300 1234567 French Morocco, Algeria
MOS 1930 2000 15155 300 1234567 French C-Africa
NAU 2000 2030 9565  250 1234567 French Cameroon, Niger
NAU 2000 2030 9610  100 1234567 French Morocco, Algeria
MOS 2030 2100 11880 300 1234567 French W-Africa
NAU 1930 2000 11790 250 1234567 Fulfulde Cameroon, Ghana, (Senegal)
TAC 1530 1600 12025 100 1234567 Gujarati India-Gujarat
MOS 0500 0530 11955 300 1234567 Hausa Nigeria
MOS 1900 1930 11955 300 1234567 Hausa Nigeria
NAU 1530 1600 15215 250 1234567 Hindi N-India
MDC 1530 1600 17760 250 1234567 Hindi C-India
TAC 1330 1400 9955  100     56  Hmong Thailand
ISS 1930 2000 11885 250 1234567 Ibo E-Nigeria
SDA 1030 1100 17730 100 1    6  Ilocano Philippines
SDA 1100 1130 15500 100 1234567 Indonesian W-Indonesia
TAC 1330 1400 9955  100  23   7 Indonesian Malaysia
SDA 2200 2230 11955 100 1234567 Indonesian W-Indonesia
SDA 2230 2300 11955 100 1234567 Indonesian W-Indonesia
TRM 1330 1400 17770 125 1234 6  Isan Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
NAU 0900 1000 11905 100 1       Italian Italy
SDA 1130 1200 15500 100  2 4 6  Javanese Indonesia, Malaysia
SDA 2230 2300 15320 100 1234567 Javanese W-Indonesia
NAU 0800 0830 15225 250 1234567 Kabyle Morocco, Algeria
NAU 1730 1800 15170 125 1234567 Kabyle Morocco, Algeria
DB  1300 1330 12055 100 1234567 Kachin Myanmar
TAC 1530 1600 9580  100 1234567 Kannada S-India
TRM 0030 0100 11655 125 1234567 Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China
TRM 1430 1500 17720 125 1234567 Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China
TAC 1430 1500 15165 100 1234567 Karen Myanmar, Thailand, China
SDA 1300 1330 11900 100 1   567 Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
SDA 1300 1330 11900 100  234    Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
SDA 2300 2330 15365 100  234    Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
SDA 2300 2330 15365 100 1   567 Khmer Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
MDC 1700 1728 11790 250 1234567 Kiswahili Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
MEY 1700 1730 9600  250 1234567 Kiswahili Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
TRM 1330 1400 15255 125 1234567 Kokborok Bangladesh
TRM 1200 1300 17805 125 1234567 Korean Korea
SDA 1200 1300 7465  100 1234567 Korean Korea
SDA 1530 1630 9795  100 1234567 Korean Korea
SDA 2100 2200 11790 100 1234567 Korean Korea
TRM 1330 1400 17770 125     5 7 Lao Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
SDA 2330 2400 15365 100     5 7 Lao Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
MDC 0300 0400 6065  100 1234567 Malagasy Madagascar
MDC 1400 1500 6055  100 1234567 Malagasy Madagascar
MDC 1530 1600 17605 250 1234567 Malayalam S-India
SDA 0000 0100 17650 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
TRM 0100 0200 11925 125       7 Mandarin S-China
TRM 0100 0130 11925 125      6  Mandarin S-China
TRM 0100 0130 15630 125      67 Mandarin NE-China
TRM 0130 0200 15630 125       7 Mandarin NE-China
SDA 1000 1100 15450 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
SDA 1000 1100 17665 100 1234567 Mandarin S-China
SDA 1100 1200 15435 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
SDA 1100 1200 15210 100 1234567 Mandarin S-China
SDA 1100 1200 9940  100 1234567 Mandarin NE-China
SDA 1200 1230 12105 100      67 Mandarin C/N-China
SDA 1200 1230 15170 100      67 Mandarin S-China
SDA 1200 1230 9585  100      67 Mandarin NE-China
SDA 1230 1300 15170 100      6  Mandarin S-China
SDA 1230 1300 9585  100      6  Mandarin NE-China
SDA 1230 1300 12105 100      6  Mandarin C/N-China
NAU 1300 1330 17810 250  23456  Mandarin W-China
SDA 1300 1400 9475  100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
NAU 1330 1500 15285 250 1234567 Mandarin W-China
TRM 1400 1500 15715 125 1234567 Mandarin S-China
SDA 2100 2200 11750 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
SDA 2200 2300 15685 100 1234567 Mandarin NE-China
SDA 2200 2300 11890 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
SDA 2300 2400 15625 100 1234567 Mandarin NE-China
SDA 2300 2400 17520 100 1234567 Mandarin C/N-China
TRM 1530 1600 11950 125 1234567 Marathi C-India
MEY 1730 1800 9600  250 1234567 Masai Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
TRM 1230 1300 15430 125 1  4 6  Meitei NE-India, Bangladesh
TRM 0100 0130 15630 125 12345   Min Nan Chinese NE-China
TRM 0100 0130 11925 125 12345   Min Nan Chinese S-China
SDA 1200 1230 12105 100 12345   Min Nan Chinese C/N-China
SDA 1200 1230 9585  100 12345   Min Nan Chinese NE-China
SDA 1200 1230 15170 100 12345   Min Nan Chinese S-China
TRM 1500 1530 15215 125 1234567 Mizo NE-India
TRM 1200 1230 15610 125 1234567 Mon Myanmar
SDA 1030 1100 15500 100 1234567 Mongolian N-China, Mongolia
ISS 2000 2030 9770  250 1234567 Moore Burkina Faso
TRM 1300 1330 15430 125 1234567 Nepali NE-India
TRM 1500 1530 9740  125 1234567 Nepali Nepal
TAC 1530 1600 11755 100 1234567 Oriya India-Odisha
TRM 0300 0330 15410 125 1234567 Oromo S-Ethiopia
NAU 1730 1800 17720 250 1234567 Oromo S-Ethiopia
MOS 0230 0300 7385  300 1234567 Panjabi Pakistan
NAU 1500 1530 15605 125 1234567 Panjabi N-India
MOS 1530 1600 15165 300 1234567 Panjabi Pakistan
TRM 1630 1700 15360 125  2 4 6  Pushto N-India
SDA 1100 1130 12090 100 1234567 Russian E-Russia
SDA 2000 2030 7375  100 1234567 Russian E-Russia
TRM 1130 1200 15610 125 1234567 Shan Myanmar
TRM 1630 1700 15360 125 1 3 5 7 Sindhi S-Pakistan
MDC 1400 1430 15170 250 1234567 Sinhalese Sri Lanka
ISS 1630 1700 17570 250 1234567 Somali Somalia
SDA 1130 1200 15500 100 1 3 5 7 Sundanese Indonesia, Malaysia
SDA 2200 2230 12040 100  2 4 67 Sundanese W-Indonesia
NAU 0830 0900 15225 100 1234567 Tachelhit Morocco, Algeria
NAU 1930 2000 11955 100 1234567 Tachelhit Morocco, Algeria
SDA 1030 1100 17730 100  23457  Tagalog Philippines
TRM 1500 1530 9510  125 1234567 Tamil S-India
SOF 1500 1530 15590 250 1234567 Telugu S-India
TRM 0000 0030 9805  125 1234567 Thai Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
DB  1330 1400 11825 100 1234567 Thai Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
SDA 2330 2400 15365 100 1234 6  Thai Cambod, Viet, Thai, Laos
NAU 1530 1600 15670 250     56  Tibetan Nepal, Tibet
NAU 0300 0330 9655  250 1234567 Tigrinya Eritrea
NAU 1630 1700 15490 250 1234567 Tigrinya Eritrea
MOS 0400 0430 6120  300 1234567 Turkish Turkey
MOS 1500 1530 11955 300 1234567 Turkish Turkey
NAU 1300 1330 17810 250 1     7 Uighur W-China
MOS 0200 0230 7385  300 1234567 Urdu Pakistan
MOS 1400 1430 15440 300 1234567 Urdu Pakistan
TRM 1600 1630 11800 125 1234567 Urdu N-India
MOS 1600 1630 15165 300 1234567 Urdu Pakistan
TAI 0100 0200 15445 100       7 Vietnamese Vietnam
MDC 1300 1400 17605 250 1234567 Vietnamese Vietnam
SDA 2200 2300 15630 100 1234567 Vietnamese Vietnam
SDA 2300 2330 15320 100 1234567 Vietnamese Vietnam
NAU 1900 1930 11790 250 1234567 Wolof Senegal, Gambia
ISS 2030 2100 11790 250 1234567 Yoruba Nigeria

(Alokesh Gupta)

RNZI to broadcast cyclone warning

Radio New Zealand will be broadcasting the latest cyclone warnings just before the top of  the hour throughout the weekend. Find out how to listen to shortwave service around the Pacific, including in Fiji, here : 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/listen

RNZI - Extra transmision during current Cyclone affecting Fiji

1651 - 1750 UTC on 7285 kHz  
1751 - 1950 UTC on 9700 kHz
1951 - 2050 UTC on 11725 kHz




Friday, April 06, 2018

In radio we trust: It’s the sensible voice in our ear

The original broadcast medium inspires more confidence than ever in these interesting times


EXHIBITION: 80 Years of ABC Radio Hobart

EXHIBITION: 80 Years of ABC Radio Hobart

Date: April 15–29 2018, 10am-2pm daily
Cost: FREE
Location: Newly-renovated 'Pod' at the Community Food Garden, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Accessibility: Has wheelchair access

More info at :

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/80-years-of-abc-radio-hobart/9623458





Long wave radio technology to be used to disseminate Indian Standard Time

Coming, huge towers to publicise right time

To employ long wave radio technology

Jacob Koshy

The National Physical Laboratory, an organisation charged with ensuring that Indian time stays accurate, has signed an agreement with IFR Information Dissemination Services (IFR) Ltd., which will set up the towers and employ long wave radio (LWR) technology to purvey this time to a range of users.

Full story at :



Thursday, April 05, 2018

Kudumbashree to start community radio service

Malappuram: Stepping into the broadcasting sector, Kudumbashree Mission will start community radio channel in Malappuram soon. The radio channel would be first of its kind under Kudumbashree in the state.

Officials from the ministry of information and broadcasting have conducted inspection at the proposed site for the radio station at Panakkad near Malappuram town. The team has submitted a proposal regarding the construction of studio to the state Kudumbashree Mission.

Source and full story at :




Connect FM leaves DAB due to price increase

Connect FM has disappeared from its local DAB multiplex because of a "very substantial price increase" from Arqiva, the station has told RadioToday.

The station, owned by Adventure Radio, has been on DAB for five years, having been a launch partner when the Northampton multiplex launched in 2013. Connect FM also joined DAB in Peterborough, and Herts, Beds and Bucks. More recently its sister station Radio Essex joined the Southend/Chelmsford mux.

Read the RadioToday story at :




Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Shortwave Special Broadcasts to mark 70th anniversary of the NZ Radio DX League

To mark the 70th anniversary Convention of the NZ Radio DX League being held this coming weekend, the following special transmissions have been scheduled:

WRMI Radio Miami International from Okeechobee Florida USA will broadcast League member David Miller's 'Southern Rock Connection' at 0700-0800 UTC on Sunday 8 April. Frequencies will be 7730 and 5850kHz. f the NZ Radio DX. Numbered QSLs will be issued for reception reports on the broadcast sent to Southern Rock Connection, PO Box 1212, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.  For QSL response please include US$2 to help pay for return postage.

Marconi Radio International from Europe have scheduled two 3-hour long transmissions to celebrate the League's 70th Anniversary:

Saturday 7 April from 1630 to 1930 UTC on 7720 kHz USB mode with 100 watts
Monday 9 April from 1630 to 1930 UTC on 6970 kHz USB mode with 1000 watts

Address for DX reports is marconiradiointernational (a)gmail (dot) com

Several North American Hobby Broadcasters have advised they will transmit broadcasts to coincide with the DX Convention, and at a time that would provide possible reception in New Zealand. Already indicating their intentions to operate are Channel Z (which has been heard regularly in NZ in past years) and Radio Illuminati. Look for them in USB mode on frequencies between 6900 and 7000 kHz between 0500 and 0700 UTC on Saturday 7 April or Sunday 8 April.

Norwegian station Radio Northern Star will activate a 1kw Rockwell Collins 1kW transmitter on 5895 kHz operating USB mode on Saturday 7 April at 1800-1900 UTC specially for the Convention.
Reception reports should go go to 1000 (a) northernstar (dot) no

(Bryan Clark via WOR List)

New firmware update for the Airspy HF+ Rev 1.6.6

After long sessions of debugging and a lot of help from Leif Asbrink SM5BSZ, here's a new firmware update that improves the dynamic range by another 8 dB.
This may not be visible in all situations, but extreme signal cases would benefit from this upgrade. In order to simplify the maintenance, I moved all the firmware updates to the HF+ page:


It is recommended to update SDR# as well, or libairspyhf if using a different SDR application:

Other improvements are in the works. Stay tuned!

(Prog via airspy list)


Anker Petersen's Domestic Broadcasting Survey # 20 available

Anker Petersen has published three excellent Domestic shortwave broadcasting guides on www.dswci.org


1. Tropical Bands Monitor covering March 2018.

    Can be found under Tropical Bands Monitor - Latest Issue.

2. Domestic Broadcasting Survey 20, which I have been worked on the past year.

    Can be found under Domestic Broadcasting Survey - Latest Issue.

3. My annual article "Trends in tropical bands broadcasting 2018" with some statistics.

    Can be found under "Other Publications - Special Article Archive", click Miscellaneous Articles.

Monday, April 02, 2018

External Services Division of All India Radio now available on Radio Garden

External Services Division of All India Radio is now available on Radio Garden, explore live radio by rotating the globe at http://radio.garden

Radio Garden allows listeners to explore rado stations available online across the globe, one can tune in to live radio as it is happening into any place on the globe.

Five live stream of All India Radio External services is available on Radio Garden :

Air World Service 1
Air World Service 2
Air World Service 3
Air World Service 4
Air World Service 5
Geetham Tamil Radio

(Alokesh Gupta)

Marconi Radio Intl. celebrates 70th anniversary of New Zealand DX League

To commemorate 70th Anniversary of New Zealand DX League, Marconi Radio International has planned two special broadcasts, from 1630 to 1930 UTC, as per below :

On 7 April 2018 (Sat) on 7720 kHz (100 Watts, USB Mode)

On 9 April 2018 (Sun) on 6970 kHz (1000 watts, USB mode)

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Radio Sawa to Scale Back Regional Broadcasts

In cost-saving move, BBG network plans to focus its OTA transmissions just on Iraq

JAMES CARELESSMAR 28, 2018

To save $9.5 million in 2019, the U.S. government's Arabic language broadcaster Radio Sawa plans to restrict its FM and AM transmissions to Iraq. This will mean the end of Radio Sawa's radio service, AM and FM, to the rest of the Middle East.

Read the Radioworld story here :

Shortwave Broadcasters and Listeners to Meet in Indiana

Shortwave Broadcasters and Listeners to Meet in Indiana
By Jeff White, Secretary-Treasurer, NASB

The National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) is an organization consisting of privately-owned shortwave stations in the United States, as well as associate members from overseas, shortwave equipment manufacturers and other organizations with an interest in shortwave radio. The 2018 Annual Meeting of the NASB will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, at SonSet Solutions (formerly the HCJB Global Technology Center) in Elkhart, Indiana, USA. That's in northern Indiana a couple of hours east of Chicago, about three hours southwest of Detroit, and about three hours north of Indianapolis.

Everyone with an interest in shortwave radio is welcome to attend -- listeners, broadcasters, consultants, equipment manufacturers, academics, etc. There's no charge to attend the meeting. All you need to pay for is your transportation to Elkhart and your hotel accommodation. All of the details can be found on the NASB webpage, www.shortwave.org
Then click on Annual Meeting Info.

The NASB held its annual meeting at the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart in 2007. HCJB has built many shortwave transmitters at the plant, including units up to 500 kilowatts of power, for HCJB itself and other religious broadcasters. Recently, its name has changed to SonSet Solutions, but it continues to focus on missionary radio technology as well as technology for better health around the world. Charlie Jacobson and his team will be showing everyone around the facility and they'll be explaining about their activities, including shortwave transmitter and receiver manufacturing.

Legendary shortwave broadcaster Adrian Peterson will be the keynote speaker at the NASB meeting on May 17. Adrian, who originally hails from Australia, was the head of Adventist World Radio-Asia for many years, and he produced and hosted the AWR DX program Radio Monitors International, which eventually changed its name to Wavescan. So SWL's who have been listening to Wavescan for years and want to meet the originator and editor-in-chief of the program will have a chance to meet Adrian Peterson in person. Adrian will be giving a presentation about his best "Radio Memories." Adrian has vast experience as a shortwave listener, a shortwave broadcaster and a frequent visitor to shortwave broadcast facilities virtually all over the world for many decades. Incidentally, Dr. Dowell Chow, who recently retired as President of Adventist World Radio, will also be in Elkhart to report on some recent AWR developments around the world.

Other presentations are being planned for the meeting from George Ross of Trans World Radio, John Tayloe and Ray Robinson of the Voice of Hope (which operates KVOH in California, Voice of Hope-Africa in Zambia and Voice of Hope-Israel), Dr. Jerry Plummer of WWCR in Tennessee, and yours truly and my wife Thais White from WRMI in Florida. Also in attendance will be Terry Borders and Glen Tapley from WEWN in Birmingham, Alabama and two representatives from World Christian Broadcasting, which operates KNLS in Alaska and Madagascar World Voice. Charles Caudill, President of World Christian Broadcasting and the current president of the NASB, has recently announced his retirement. He will be in Elkhart to introduce his successor, Andy Baker.

Jerome Hirigoyen of Telediffusion de France and other overseas broadcasters will also be in attendance. And Dr. Kim Elliott, a native of Elkhart and recently retired from the audience research department at the Voice of America and host of the popular Shortwave Radiogram program, will talk about his experiences broadcasting digital programs over analog shortwave transmissions. There will even be a special shortwave broadcast of Radiogram that can be heard on a SonSet Solutions receiver.

The main social activity at the meeting will be a group dinner at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, an Amish restaurant in nearby Middlebury, Indiana, to enjoy typical down-home Amish cooking. The Amish are a group of traditional Christian church fellowships who inhabit that area of northern Indiana.

If you would like to join the attendees at the NASB annual meeting, just go to www.shortwave.org  , and on the Annual Meeting Info page you can register online. Attendance is free, but you need to register to let the organizers know you are planning to attend. You will also find information about the hotel where most of the attendees will be staying near SonSet Solutions and how to make reservations there. And if you're not able to attend the meeting, you'll be able to hear about some of what happens there on the Adventist World Radio DX program Wavescan after the event. Besides AWR, Wavescan can also be heard on WRMI, WWCR, KVOH and Voice of Hope-Africa.

Source : NASB FB Page

Further details, Hotel info, Meeting Agenda and Registration at :


CRI A18

China Radio International A18 Schedule