Thursday, November 22, 2018

NDR Christmas Special - 24th Dec 2018

NDR Christmas Special special transmissions via Media Broadcast on 24th Dec'17

24th December 2017 (Sunday)

1900-2100 UTC

6030 kHz Erevan (ARM) Europe
6080 kHz Nauen(DE) Western Europe,North Atlantic and Carribean 
9740 kHz Nauen(DE) Indian Ocean West
9570 kHz Moosbrunn(AT) South/South East Asia and Australia
9800 kHz Issoudun(FRA) East/South Africa and Indian Ocean
11650 kHz Issoudun(FRA) Western Africa, Southern Atlantic and South America

2100-2300 UTC

6145 kHz Nauen(DE) Western Europe,North Atlantic and Carribean
6155 kHz Erevan (ARM) Europe 
9830 kHz Issoudun(FRA)  East/South Africa and Indian Ocean 
9650 kHz Moosbrunn(AT) South/South East Asia and Australia
9720 kHz Nauen(DE) Indian Ocean West
9590 kHz Issoudun(FRA)  Western Africa, Southern Atlantic and South America

Please send your reception reports to :

Also to NDR at : &

About program "Gruss an Bord"   :

On Christmas Eve, Norddeutsche Rundfunndr broadcasts messages to sailors all over the world in the radio broadcast "Gruss an Bord" or "Greeting aboard" - greetings to the ship's crew in their home country. The greetings to the sailors are recorded at two "greeting on board" events in December. 

Relatives and friends had the opportunity to wish their loved ones at sea a happy holiday and a good new year. The show "Greeting aboard" was heard for Christmas 1953 for the first time on the radio. It is thus one of the oldest existing radio broadcasts in the world.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CNR DRM Tests wef 19th Nov

DRM shortwave digital broadcasting test broadcast information

According to the DRM short-wave digital broadcasting related work needs, the new DRM short-wave digital broadcasting test will be broadcasted from November 19, 2018. The specific information is as follows:

Frequency (time): 

9655 kHz - 0800-1200 UTC and 2200-0100 UTC (BTC 06:00 to 09:00, 16:00 to 20:00) 
13850 kHz - 0100-0800 UTC (BTC 09:00 to 16:00)

Program: Voice of China
Txer site : Urumqi, Xinjiang
Power: 30 kW
Main service area: North China, East China

At different times, depending on the transmission conditions, the above frequencies may have signals in most parts of central and eastern China.

During the test broadcast, it is necessary to stop from time to time according to equipment debugging or testing. The keyword "downtime" can be sent in the public number to know the shutdown information in real time.

Enthusiasts are welcome to take the test and please record the feedback details.

The feedback information may include, but is not limited to, detailed technical parameters such as time, location, equipment, antenna, software settings, environment, and field strength. The feedback form can be text, pictures, videos, and so on.

Welcome to consult and exchange, and make suggestions on the trial broadcast work.
In order to save and organize related information, please send the test record to the feedback mailbox.

Thank you!

Contact email:

For more information, please pay attention to WeChat public number: drmrtprc

Thursday, November 15, 2018

FTIOM & UBMP, November 18-24

From the Isle of Music, November 18-24 :

This week, we listen to music from the winners of the Academic Music (concert music) categories of Cubadisco 2018 and some related Special Prize winners.

The transmissions take place:

1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 KHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US).

3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1200-1300 UTC (New CETs) on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany.

Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, November 18 and 20:

Episode 88, South Africa and Sudan, features some new music from South Africa and some vintage music from Sudan.

The transmissions take place:

1. Sunday 2300-2330 UTC (NEW UTC) (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Tuesday 2000-2030 UTC (NEW CET) on Channel 292, 6070 KHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.

Also recommended:
Marion's Attic, a unique program produced and hosted by Marion Webster featuring early 20th Century records, Edison cylinders etc played on the original equipment, comes on immediately before UBMP on Sundays from 2200-2300 UTC on WBCQ 7490 Khz.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


AOKI B18 Frequency schedule is avaialble at :

VOA Begins Broadcasting in Lingala Language

Voice of America's Africa division launched newscasts in Lingala on November 12, 2018, bringing to 46 the total number of languages in which the agency broadcasts around the world. Lingala is spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as parts of Central Africa Republic and Angola.

For 64 million people who speak Lingala, VOA will be the first international broadcaster to reach them in their own language. Lingala is understood by 80 percent of the DRC population, twice the number of people who understand French.

The new broadcasts will be added to the French to Africa language service offerings and will include 15 minutes of radio content (Monday through Friday) focusing on news from Africa division reporting and from Lingala reporters on the ground, as well as on public health-related issues like Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

The launch of the Lingala broadcasts is designed to boost efforts to promote democracy, transparency, and the rule of law ahead of December presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About Voice of America
VOA reaches a weekly global audience of 237 million people in more than 40 languages in nearly 100 countries. VOA programs are delivered on multiple platforms, including radio, television, web and mobile via a network of more than 2,200 media outlets worldwide. VOA's seasoned journalists are experts on topics trending in the United States and around the world. The Voice of America is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media, an independent federal agency.

(Press Release)


WINB Fall DRM schedule :
Mon-Fri only:
7315 kHz 062 deg. 0700-0900 UTC
9265 kHz 062 deg. 0900-1100 UTC
13690 kHz 062 deg. 1100-1700 UTC
On weekdays, time between 1700 and first scheduled AM broadcast is occasionally used for transmitter testing on 9265 kHz, often DRM.

(WINB @SWWINB on twitter)