Friday, September 24, 2021

Encore - Classical Music on Shortwave - Times, Frequencies, Information

Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:
10:00 - 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe - Simulcast on 9670 kHz

22:00 - 23:00 UTC Saturday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
01:00 - 02:00 UTC Sunday 7780 & 5850 kHz WRMI to Europe US and Canada
16:00 – 17:00 UTC Sunday 9670 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
21:00 - 22:00 UTC Sunday 3955 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
02:00 - 03:00 UTC Monday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
13:00 - 14:00 UTC Tuesday 15770 kHz WRMI to Europe, east coast of US and Iceland.
22:00 – 23:00 UTC Thursday 5950 kHz WRMI to the US and Canada
19:00 – 20:00 UTC Friday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe
Our email is Informal reception reports as well as those requesting eQSL welcome.

The website is where we show transmission times and frequencies, the playlist for the most recent programmes, more information about Radio Tumbril, and the email link.
This week's Programme - First broadcast this coming Saturday by Channel 292 - begins with some of the suite for the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, part of one of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, and then two interpretations of other people's work by contemporary US composer Caroline Shaw. After that we'll listen to a cello sonata from Claude Debussy and the Octet in E Flat Major by Beethoven.
Channel 292 can be pulled live off the internet if the reception is poor in your location. Easy to find their site with a google search.
A very good site for online SDR receivers all over the world is:  Click the 'Map' button in the top left of the screen.
Brice Avery - Encore - Radio Tumbril - Scotland

WHRI for sale

Family Broadcasting Corporation, owner of WHRI shortwave in Cypress Creek, South Carolina, has informed us that WHRI is for sale. The station has two ABB 500-kilowatt transmitters and one Harris SW-100B 100-kilowatt transmitter, as well as six curtain array antennas.

Here are the technical details:

(2) ABB SK-55 500 kW
(1) Harris SW-100B 100 kW

TCI 4/4/1 High/Low Band Curtains 152 degrees, slews -30/-15/0/+15/+30
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 188 degrees, slews -15/0/+15
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 245 degrees, slews -15/0/+15
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 315 degrees
TCI 2/2/.5 High/Low Band Curtains 25 degrees
Thomcast 4/4/1 High/Low Band Curtains 72 degrees, slews -25/-13/0/+13/+25
Split Feeds (One transmitter feeding two antennas):
Split 1: 25 degree and 188 antenna
Split 2: 315 degree and 245 antenna

The asking price is $1.5 million, which includes the 380 acres of land at the site. For more information, contact:

Tony Agostino
Family Broadcasting Corporation (FBC)
Fax: (574) 299-4050
Office: (574) 291-8200

(National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters on Facebook)

Friday, September 17, 2021

KTWR announces expansion of India DRM block

KTWR will stop its computer-generated Tamil experimental broadcasts on 15200kHz on 26th Sept'21 (last Sunday of September). 

Starting in October '21, the 15200kHz Sunday broadcasts will start at 0957 UTC. KTWR will air programs in Tamil and other Indian languages, they have not nailed down exactly how the other languages will be scheduled, but it is likely that Tamil will start each week. Likely other languages include Malayalam, Kannada, and maybe Hindi. All programs will be human-generated instead of the current AI-generated audio.

The existing English block on 15200kHz will continue as before. Both blocks will be on 13800 kHz in B21.

(Via Mike Sabin)



Friday, September 10, 2021


Deutsche Welle A21
Valid from 13th Sept to 30th Oct'21 
Language Time/UTC Frequency Txer Site Target Area Weekday 
AMHARIC 1600-1700 15275 kHz ISSOUDUN Ethiopia      daily
AMHARIC 1600-1700 17800 kHz ISSOUDUN Ethiopia      daily (Valid upto 24 Oct 21)
DARI    1400-1430 15320 kHz NAUEN    Afghanistan   daily 
DARI    1400-1430 15390 kHz DHABAYYA Afghanistan   daily 
PASHTO  1430-1500 15230 kHz NAUEN    Afghanistan   daily 
PASHTO  1430-1500 15390 kHz DHABAYYA Afghanistan   daily 
HAUSA   0630-0700 09830 kHz SAO TOME Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   0630-0700 11850 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   0630-0700 15215 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1300-1400 09830 kHz SAO TOME Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1300-1400 11850 kHz SAO TOME Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1300-1400 15215 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1800-1900 09830 kHz SAO TOME Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1800-1900 11850 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1800-1900 15215 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) daily 
HAUSA   1325-1530 15195 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 14.08.21-28.08.21 
HAUSA   1325-1530 15350 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 14.08.21-28.08.21 
HAUSA   1325-1530 15195 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 11.09.21-02.10.21 
HAUSA   1325-1530 15350 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 11.09.21-02.10.21 
HAUSA   1325-1530 15195 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 16.10.21-30.10.21 (
HAUSA   1325-1530 15350 kHz ISSOUDUN Africa (west) Saturday 16.10.21-30.10.21 (Football)

Reception reports to :

(Alokesh Gupta)

NBC-PNG installs new AM transmitter

Papua New Guinea's national broadcaster, NBC-PNG, has installed an AM transmitter to improve radio services in the country's highlands provinces.

The transmitter, built by Nautel, a Canadian-based company, was installed in Goroka, capital of the Eastern Highlands Province. It was inaugurated on 15 July.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Amritsar AIR station in the works for 15 years; tower issue grounds progress

The stand-out feature of the facility is a 300-meter (nearly 1,000 feet) high broadcasting tower with a range of 100km. This was completed in 2013, but Prasar Bharati authorities inspected it and found that it was bent in its upper portion, effectively putting a full-stop on the project.

Full report at : 

AIR FM radio station launched in Narkatiaganj, West Champaran Dist., Bihar (102.9 MHz 10 kW)

The people of Bihar settled on the Indo-Nepal border area will now be able to listen to FM radio and through this they will also be acquainted about the country and the world. The people of Nepal including Narkatiaganj located on the Indo-Nepal border will be able to enjoy their FM. 

The FM channel was inaugurated at the headquarters of Narkatiaganj SSB 44th Battalion on 31st August '21. 

People can also enjoy Vividh Bharati & they will be able to listen to news and entertainment programs through this FM station. This FM channel will be available on 102.9 megahertz.

It was inaugurated by Sunil Kumar Dhyani, Deputy Inspector General, Regional Headquarters Sashastra Seema Bal Bettiah and Anil Kumar Singh II Commanding Officer, Acting Commandant 44 Vahini Sashastra Seema Bal. Keshav Mukherjee, Assistant Director, All India Radio Patna said that now people will be able to enjoy FM channel in 25 km radius. After a few days people will enjoy it even in 70 km radius. The main purpose of opening FM channel in Narkatiaganj is to entertain the people of India-Nepal border.

On this occasion, officers and jawans of SSB 44th Battalion including Assistant Director RK Mishra, Keshav Mukherjee, Istiaq Ahmed, Shambhu Rai, Inderjit Bhattacharya were present. The people of both Bihar and Nepal are very excited with the opening of FM radio channel.

(© News 18 Hindi, 01 September 2021 via Jhavendra Kumar Dhruv)