Saturday, August 21, 2021

Exile Govt in Myanmar launches 'Radio NUG'

The  National League for Democracy in Myanmar,  ousted by the military junta earlier this year,  launched 'Radio NUG' to stay connected with the people. 

Test transmission began on Friday, 20 Aug 2021  on 17710 kHz and  initially  will air twice daily for 30 minutes at 8 am (0130 UTC) and 8 pm (1330 UTC), Myanmar local time in Burmese. Radio NUG  provides updates on junta abuses, Covid -19 news and self-defense updates.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the civilian administration of Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed in a February coup, sparking huge pro-democracy protests and a bloody military crackdown.  Dissident lawmakers from her party, the National Unity Government (NUG), in hiding or in exile, are behind this radio broadcast.

(Sarath Weerakoon)

World Music Radio 15790 back on the air

As of 21st August'21 World Music Radio (WMR) is back on 15790 kHz (Saturday-Sunday 07-20 UTC) but with 10 Watts only.

The 927 outlet in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, went off the air on August 16th and is expected back on the air on September 2nd.

The two other frequencies of WMR - 5930 kHz (200W) and 25800 kHz (100W) continuous transmitting round the clock. Also Radio208 is on the air continuously on 1440 kHz (currently half power: 250W) and 5970 kHz (100W)

Something`s always wrong at WMR/Radio208 - but still keeping SW and MW alive.

Reception reports to :

WMR - PO Box 112 - DK-8960 Randers SØ - Denmark
Web :

(Stig Hartvig Nielsen)

* WMR logo courtesy

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Pacific Asian Log (PAL) MW Guide updated

The August 2021 edition of  the Pacific Asian Log (PAL) is now available.  It can be downloaded from the Radioheritage websites:  (Go to the "Radio Guides" drop down menu)  (The link for the PDF version is at the top center of the site's main page.)

As usual, many changes and updates have been incorporated into this latest edition.The biggest change was the addition of the SENZ network in New Zealand.
Comments and updates from users are welcome and encouraged.  They can be sent to

First issued in 2001, The PAL lists medium wave and domestic shortwave broadcasting stations in southern and eastern Asia and the Pacific.   It lists nearly 5000 stations in over 50 countries, with frequencies, call signs, locations, power, networks, schedules, languages, formats, networks and other information.

(Bruce Portzer)

KTWR DRM test broadcasts in Tamil language

KTWR (Trans World Radio) from Guam is going to air some short test DRM broadcasts in the Tamil language each Sunday for the next six weeks. This will be just before KTWR's regular DRM block for India. It will be on 15200 kHz at 1014-1026 UTC at 90 kW. The beam heading will be at 285 degrees from Guam, so Sri Lanka and the southern half of India will get the strongest signals in South Asia.

1014-1026 UTC on 15200 kHz DRM 90 kW to South India (Sundays only for next 6 weeks)

Dates of transmission :
22 Aug '21
29 Aug '21
5 Sept '21
12 Sept '21
19 Sept '21
26 Sept '21

(Via Mike Sabin, NH2MS, KTWR) 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Special broadcasts by AIR for Independence Day (15 Aug 2021)

India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day on 15 August 2021.

Details of special programs by All India Radio for the occasion is as follows:

14th August 2021 (Saturday)  1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST) onwards "Address to the Nation" on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English by  Shri.Ram Nath Kovind, Hon'ble President of India.

All stations of All India Radio will relay this on MW, SW & FM.

Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies :

kHz     kW       Station

4760    2.5     Leh          
4835    10      Gangtok?            
4950    30      Srinagar    
5040    30      Jeypore                
5050    4.5     Aizawl ?
6030    250    Delhi        

Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24x7

15th August 2021 (Sunday) 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST)

All India Radio will live broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minister's address to the nation to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2021 on the following SW frequencies.

13710 Bengaluru 500 kW

9950   New Delhi 100 kW
11560 New Delhi 100 kW

The Regional SW Stations will start using their day time frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows :

kHz     kW       Station
4760    2.5      Leh          
4835    10       Gangtok ?          
4950    30       Srinagar    
5040    30       Jeypore                
5050    4.5      Aizawl ?

All stations of AIR on MW, FM & 'Akashvani AIR' YouTube Channel will relay the running commentary.

Live streaming of the above programs is available in:

Reception Reports to :
Please send your reception reports on line at:


Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204, Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

Watch the events live on Doordarshan TV  on all their channels .Try the following links:

Thanks to Nirmal Kumar.

(Alokesh Gupta & Jose Jacob)