Friday, August 05, 2022

Radio Andorra in August and September 2022

The next 2 programs "from the archives of Radio Andorra" are ready to be broadcasted. In August und September on the first saturday per month it's time to roll again some 43 year old cassettes.

The program on August, 6th the French chansonnier Ricet Barrier will do the programming for one hour. It is a program from the "Carte Blanche"-series which was recorded in summer 1979, where stars at that time were invited to select their music on a sunday afternoon program. Barrier was born in August 1932, died in 2011, so it would be his 90th birthday this year. Unfortunately the second hour of his program got lost, only the first cassette survived. Times and frequencies:

August, 6th 2022
1700-1800 UTC 6180 kHz LPH 270° towards Europe
2200-2300 UTC 13730 kHz HRS 295° towards North America

On September, 3rd the French singer and actor Mirelle Hartuch is in charge. She was born in September 1906 and was at the time the program was recorded already 73 years old. So we will hear music from the 1930s and 1940s as well as contemporary songs from the 70s. This program survived completly and will be broadcasted:

September, 3rd 2022
1700-1900 UTC 6180 kHz LPH 270° towards Europe
2200-2400 UTC 13730 kHz HRS 295° towards Northamerica

All transmission, as usual are broadcasted via Moosbrunn, Austria rated at 100kW carrier power.

As you can see on the attached photo from 2008, the storage condition of the tapes was not ideal. The transmitter building of Radio Andorra in Encamp was left empty after 1981, the roof got leaky, water went into the building. In 2009 the inheritance disputes between Spain and Andorra could be settled and the remaining apparatus and some tapes could be safed.

Since last year I'm trying to restore some of the old cassettes and bring them back to HiFi quality for the enjoyment of radiofans. The whole thing is a matter of the heart, no commercial activity. The national archive suppots this ideally, but the whole financial part is done privately by myself. If anyone likes to contribute, here is my GoFundMe-campaign: https://gofund.me/cc66ad4a

All raised funds go straight to the reconstruction of the programs (buying neccessary records, softwarelicenses for the DSP Tools, maintenence of the cassette players) as well as the transmission feed on shortwave.

All transmission being already broadcasted are also avaiable online:

(Christian Milling via WOR List)

DRM Digital Radio – at the Forefront of FM Broadcasting

A live event was organised by Indian and international hosts in New Delhi on 21st July 2022. Among the participants were the Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI), five leading private broadcasters in India, representatives of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), Micromax – the Cellphone manufacturer, NXP,  Technomedia Solutions Private Ltd and Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL) – the broadcast system integrators, Inntot Technologies Pvt Ltd – the Indian DRM receiver manufacturer, OptM Media Solutions Pvt Ltd – the broadcast solution provider, and the DRM Consortium.

The participants were reminded that the global, open, and all-band DRM standard, offers full broadcaster independence allowing broadcasters the freedom to broadcast any content without any fees.There is also no revenue cut, as all technical details are openly standardised. And no technology license is needed to implement products and solutions of DRM.

DRM is most efficient in terms of spectrum usage as one DRM block requires about 100 kHz (half the bandwidth of analogue FM) for 4 services (up to 3 audio and 1 multimedia). DRM FM allows for simulcasting DRM FM and FM analogue from the same transmitter without the need of replacing an existing FM transmitter. Each block can represent one single broadcaster who has full control of the spectrum and content. The participants explored together the three ways of possible DRM FM introduction in India: broadcast of up to 18 audio services in DRM digital from a single FM transmitter, broadcast up to 12 audio services in DRM digital along with a service in analogue and broadcast of up to 15 audio services in DRM digital in the white space between the two analogue FM transmitters.

Broadcast of multimedia content along with the digital audio services was demonstrated, including DRM's Journaline advanced text application with support for all Indian scripts through Unicode. DRM standalone receivers as well as car radios already available in the Indian market for the reception in the DRM in the MW band, have been proven to be software-upgradable (without any hardware changes) to receive DRM in FM band, too. DRM's efficient digital transmission results in huge savings in transmission power and thus distribution costs. Only about one-tenth power of DRM transmitter is sufficient in digital to deliver same coverage as existing analogue transmissions.

India is the world's largest digital radio deployment by All India Radio (AIR) with 39 transmitters (35 MW and 4 SW). AIR is also providing some exclusive radio broadcast content (24-hour News), multilingual Journaline information and has tested DRM for Emergency Warning Functionality (EWF) signals. DRM digital signals in India today can reach over 900 million people when all the installed transmitters work in full digital operation. Over 5 million cars on the Indian roads or 30% of new cars (from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, Toyota, MG Hector and Mercedes Benz) have already DRM radio reception facility – at no extra cost to buyers. The Starwaves DRM SoftRadio app is now available in various Android app stores to upgrade existing phones for DRM reception, and that Gospell, Starwaves, Inntot and many other DRM desktop receiver manufacturers are coming up with various standalone DRM receivers.
During the New Delhi event participants enjoyed a live transmission on many standalone receivers, a car radio, Android mobile phones and tablets.

Reception of DRM FM in a car parked outside the venue was also demonstrated. The participants took a keen interest in the presentations,  demonstrations, and the discussions. They got a very good opportunity to debate not only how the DRM system can maintain the established
FM environment but also how it defines and advances the future of FM broadcasting by creating whole new revenue sources besides audio-ads while enabling targeted broadcasting with an overall audience increase, as well as cutting distribution costs significantly.

Involving commercial broadcasters in practical demonstrations of sharing same infrastructure and introducing DRM at reduced spectrum and energy use, while giving receiver manufacturers a chance to develop new solutions, will be the next step in digitising the FM broadcast and firmly establishing it as a core medium of India in the 21st century. 

About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital radio system for all broadcasting frequencies and coverage needs.

DRM on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz provides for the efficient coverage in large areas with at least FM quality, while significantly reducing power consumption. DRM in the FM & VHF bands above 30 MHz enables flexible local and regional broadcaster-controlled services, with up to 3 stereo audio programmes plus multimedia compon

ents in half the bandwidth of a single analogue FM signal. 

Advanced radio functionality thanks to DRM comprises: More services based on the highly efficient audio codec MPEG xHE-AAC and free-to-air Journaline multi-lingual text information, detailed  service signalling, service linking (including to analogue AM/FM services) and DRM EWF – Emergency Warning Functionality. Enhanced DRM features include native Unicode support, station logos via SPI, Slideshow images and traffic and travel information. 

(Press Release)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

AWR A22 Frequency Changes

AWR A22 Frequency Changes

NAU 1330 1400 UTC Assamese NE-India 17810 kHz 250 kW Sun, Wed  (Ex 15550 TAC)
NAU 1330 1400 UTC Hmong to  Thailand 17810 kHz 250 kW Thurs, Fri (Ex 15550 TAC)
NAU 1330 1400 UTC Indonesian Malaysia 17810 kHz 250 kW  Mon, Tues & Sat (Ex 15550 TAC)

RED FM launched in the Mighty Himalayas of Leh Ladakh today

Red FM launched in Leh, Ladakh from 14th July, 2022. Send in your song requests on our exclusive whatsapp number: 8527200935.

Full story at :

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

BBC releases annual report for the year 2021-22

BBC Group Annual Report and Accounts 2021/22 is now available at :



Year of exceptional delivery as BBC marks centenary

Delivery for audiences has been our biggest achievement. In a world of rapidly increasing choice the BBC continues to reach 90% of UK adults on average each week, rising to 97% over a month.

This annual report highlights a year of delivery. The BBC is the nation's number one media brand. We have increased value for money and become leaner, while at the same time BBC Studios has smashed all previous commercial records.

Delivery for audiences has been our biggest achievement. In a world of rapidly increasing choice the BBC continues to reach 90% of UK adults on average each week, rising to 97% over a month.

Highlights include:

High impact video content including The Tourist, The Green Planet and The Euros has drawn millions of viewers. In audio, millions are coming to our services, with 62% of adults listening to BBC Radio on average per week, ahead of any other audio provider.

BBC iPlayer attracted record audiences with 6.6 billion streams, up 8%, and BBC Sounds saw 1.54 billion UK plays of radio, music and podcasts, up 23%.

BBC News is the most trusted news source and is the first place the UK public turns to for impartial news coverage of major events. This year saw record numbers globally tune into BBC coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The BBC continues to drive change and improvements in this area, including the publication of our 10-point plan on impartiality and editorial standards.

The publication of this year's Annual Report and Accounts comes against a backdrop that includes the most challenging media market in the BBC's 100-year history; super-inflation in TV production; and tough choices brought about by the Licence Fee settlement for the remainder of the Charter.

The BBC's Across the UK plans are being realised. We are now making 54% of our content outside London and reflecting more of the nation back to itself. Some of our biggest programmes were made in the nations, from Vigil in Scotland, Hidden in Wales and Conversations with Friends in Northern Ireland. MasterChef will soon be moving to Birmingham.

Our investment in the creative sector is supporting economic growth and 53,000 jobs across the UK. Every £1 of the BBC's economic activity now generates a total of £2.63 for the wider economy.

BBC Studios had a record performance in 21/22, with sales up 30% year-on-year, at £1.6 billion, and a 50% increase in profit (EBITDA) at £226 million, the first time it has recorded profit above £200 million.

We continue to work towards our 50:20:12 staffing targets. Our staff make-up is now 49.5% women, 16.4% black and minority ethnic and 9.3% disabled - all up on last year.  We also introduced a new socio-economic diversity target of 25% this year. We will now redouble our efforts to reach all our workforce diversity targets including at leadership level, which we know we need to go further and faster on.

In this record-breaking year we also continued our journey to be a simpler and leaner BBC, reducing the public service headcount further by 409 to 17,781 and reducing Senior Manager numbers by 3%. We delivered £274 million of annual savings, bringing total savings delivered since 2016/17 to over £1 billion.

We also set out our path to reach Net Zero by 2030.

Richard Sharp, BBC Chairman says: "In our centenary year, the BBC is reaching almost half a billion people around the world, it is the UK's best-known cultural export and the world's most trusted news organisation.

"I'm proud of what we have achieved, grateful for the hard work that has delivered it and confident in the BBC's future.

"We must now accelerate the ongoing transformation of the BBC, into a modern, audience-focused, digital-first organisation."

Tim Davie, BBC Director-General says: "This annual report highlights a year of delivery for audiences - both in content and in creating a better, more agile and leaner BBC. There is no room for complacency. We have much work to do to ensure the BBC is fit for a bright future.

"We must continue to deliver world class UK content in an increasingly competitive media market, support our vibrant creative economy and reflect the modern, diverse United Kingdom, in everything we do.

"The future is not without challenges, but we have exciting plans in place and much to look forward to as we build a successful BBC for the years ahead."

Content highlights this year have included:

TV and iPlayer: Time, Bloodlands, Shetland, Guilt, The Pact, The Responder, Sherwood, Gentleman Jack, House of Maxwell.

BBC Three: returned as a broadcast channel backing ideas and new talent, like Kayleigh Llewellyn's BAFTA winning In My Skin.

Radio and Sounds: Forgotten Composers on Radio 3 and Things Fell Apart on Radio 4, podcasts including Ukrainecast and The Coming Storm.

Music: The BBC Proms celebrated the return of live music on a scale not seen since before the pandemic with 61 concerts over 44 days, featuring more than 2,000 musicians.

Sport: 25 million watched Euro 2020 as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions were beaten on penalties.
News: England news bulletins at 6:30pm on BBC One continue to be collectively the most watched news programme on TV and the BBC's Ukrainian language digital platforms have reached a record 6 million people.

Nations: We put BBC Scotland at the heart of our COP26 coverage, launched an official partnership between the BBC and Creative Wales, and reflected the centenary of Partition with a mix of landmark programmes from Northern Ireland.

Further achievements in the report include:

Weekly signed in iPlayer accounts for under 35s have increased to 3.8m from 3.2m.

The BBC is the only UK provider used by the majority of under-16s per week, ahead of both Netflix and Disney.

BBC Bitesize was used by 75% of secondary school pupils in the past year.

BBC income increased to £3.8bn and £3bn of this was spent on content and the expansion of our digital services – up 17% on last year.

BBC Studios has made record sales and profits of £200 million for the first time – an increase of 50% year-on-year, recorded income of £1,630 million - an increase of 30% year-on-year; and topped £400 million in content sales for the third consecutive year.
The BBC is the UK's best-known cultural export, with 60% awareness across the world – higher than other UK cultural exports such as British sports, universities and technology.

Last month we set out plans to become a digital first organisation. The first phase represents £500m of efficiencies, cuts and reinvestment to drive changes to content and output.

We've also published our latest update on our ongoing work on impartiality.

We continue to deliver for audiences through brilliant content and events that bring the nation together like the Queen's Jubilee and sporting events including Wimbledon, the Commonwealth Games, the Women's Euros and the World Cup.

(BBC Press Office)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Indian startup offers software-based digital radio broadcast receiver

Indian startup offers software-based digital radio broadcast receiver

Speaking to Digitimes Asia recently, Rajith Nair, CEO and MD of Inntot Technologies, explains that the company provides a digital radio broadcast receiver solution that is software-defined, patented, highly cost-effective, universal, and platform agnostic. This will enable a flourishing digital radio receiver market and subsequent transition from analog to digital broadcast radio receiver solutions.


India’s Public Service Broadcaster Prasar Bharati Launches New Logo

Prasar Bharati India's public broadcaster, unveiled its new logo on 11th July 2022 & with that added a new chapter in its glorious history.

The new logo was released by the Secretary I&B Shri Apurva Chandra, in the presence of CEO Prasar Bharati Shri Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Prasar Bharati, Member (Finance) Shri DPS Negi, and senior officers of Ministry of I&B and Prasar Bharati.

The new logo of Prasar Bharti is replete with rich meaning. In the new logo symbol for Prasar Bharati, an autonomous statutory body under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the elements in the central circle and map of India signify the service of trust, security, and perfection for the common man. The organization started as All India Radio (AIR) in the past and Doordarshan (DD) was born to cater television services later and finally came Prasar Bharati (PB) by enactment of an act by the parliament, which is visualized in the logo identity as emerging and evolving from the centre.

While the elements in the central circle and map of India signify the service of trust, security and perfection to the Nation, its colour, 'Dark Moderate Blue' represents both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence. The colour blue also pays tribute to the Indian ethos and traditions associated with religious figures, mythological characters found in the Indian miniature paintings.


On the occasion of unveiling of the new logo, Prasar Bharti's Member (Personnel) Shri DPS Negi opined that in the earlier format, the corporate office of Prasar Bharati used both AIR and Doordarshan logos on both the sides of the written text 'PRASAR BHARATI' along with the Indian emblem in the middle. Inspired from the identities of both AIR and Doordarshan, the new logo of Prasar Bharati is defined as a blend of both AIR and Doordarshan. It not only encloses the elements from their visual identities, but it also leverages their colour combinations, to complement the identity of PB as a public service broadcaster.

Headquartered in New Delhi, Prasar Bharati  is a statutory autonomous body set up by an Act of Parliament. It comprises of the Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio (AIR), which were earlier media units of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

(Press Information Bureau, Government of India, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting)

Saturday, July 02, 2022

DW resumes its Russian program

Deutsche Welle resumes radio broadcasting in Russian

With effect from 1st July'22 on 1386 kHz via Lithuania, daily 1800-1830 UTC

"radio versions of the TV shows DW News and To the Very Point. Broadcasting on medium waves is a joint project with Radio Liberty."


(Kim Andrew Elliott on Twitter)

Friday, July 01, 2022

BBC News Ukraine marks 30th anniversary amid Russian invasion

BBC News Ukraine marks 30th anniversary amid Russian invasion

As Russia's war on Ukraine continues to hold the global centre stage, the BBC is marking 30 years of serving its Ukrainian-speaking audience.

On 1 June 1992, the BBC started short- and medium-wave radio broadcasts for then newly independent Ukraine.  Today, BBC News Ukraine – BBC News Україна – is serving its audience via the website bbc.ua, its YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, TikTok and Viber.  The BBC News Ukraine Monday to Friday TV news programme is rebroadcast by Ukraine's national TV channels Espreso, Priamyj and 5 Kanal.

The Ukrainian service was the BBC's first non-Russian language service for the post-Soviet states.  First based in London, with correspondents in Ukraine, the service then moved to digital platforms, primarily delivered from Kyiv.  Its TV news programme is produced in and presented from London.

Senior Controller of BBC News International Services and Director of BBC World Service, Liliane Landor, says: "The excellent work of the BBC's Ukrainian service has gone from strength to strength over the decades.  Their coverage of the war really showcases their outstanding and often selfless professionalism, as demonstrated by each and everyone in the team.  Their journalism has been crucial, both for their direct audience and for the BBC's UK and global audiences."

As Russia launched its assault on Ukraine in the early hours of 24 February 2022, the BBC News Ukraine website bbc.ua started its live coverage, Russia's war against Ukraine. Published as the first explosions shook Kyiv, the live page, maintained by contributions from every member of the team, hasn't stopped its flow of comprehensive reporting and analysis.

Since 24 February, the BBC News Ukraine TV news bulletin has been extended from 15 to 30 minutes.  During the first two weeks of the war, to keep the viewers abreast of the fast-moving developments, the TV team produced a second daily 30-minute edition while also contributing to the BBC's English-language news coverage.  Weekly channel viewing on YouTube grew tenfold compared to the pre-war period.  Since 11 May, two more national TV channels, Priamyj and 5 Kanal, have been rebroadcasting the BBC News Ukraine TV programme.  

BBC News Ukraine Editor, Marta Shokalo, comments: "While each of us, be it in Kyiv or London, has been personally affected by the life-shattering developments, our work as journalists has continued. From the very first day we were fully aware – also on a personal level – how crucial trusted information was when life-and-death decisions had to be made.  Those of us in Ukraine learned that we can work anywhere, even in a bomb-shelter.  I'll always remember the relief after morning and evening rollcalls confirming every member of the team was accounted for and safe.  And the unwavering support of the BBC colleagues in London and around the world."    

On the first week of the Russia invasion, BBC News Ukraine reached a record 5.6 million people across the website bbc.ua and social platforms. Over the following two months, the service has maintained a weekly digital audience that is more than double its average for previous years.  Among the service's popular content, Albiy Shudrya's piece from the trenches in the Donetsk region about the contents of the Ukrainian army fighter's dry ration has clocked 1.4 million views on YouTube and 2.8 million views on the service's newly launched TikTok channel.

Alongside bringing the BBC's global news coverage to Ukrainian audiences, BBC News Ukraine continues to be a crucial part of bringing Ukraine to international audiences.  And even as the service's resources are dedicated to the all-consuming war coverage, Viktoriia Zhuhan's documentary about the Eurovision winners, Kalush Orchestra, provided the BBC's UK and international audiences with exclusive access to the group, following them from the war-torn outskirts of Kyiv to their triumph in Turin.

As it delivers the BBC's global news coverage to Ukrainian audiences, BBC News Ukraine continues to be a crucial part of bringing Ukraine to international audiences, with correspondents appearing across the BBC, helping shape the BBC storytelling with expert voices and analysis.

BBC News Ukraine is part of BBC World Service.

(BBC Press Release)

VOA Launches Programming in Sindhi

VOA Launches Programming in Sindhi

voasindhi.com

Voice of America today launched a new webpage in the Sindhi language (voasindhi.com), under VOA's Urdu broadcasting service. Sindhi is spoken mostly in the southeastern region of Pakistan and by more than 35 million speakers throughout South Asia.  

The new language webpage will include content on world news, current affairs, science, technology, women's issues, education, as well as bilateral relations between the U.S. and the South Asian region and its population.

"This new service will provide Sindhi speakers the critical news and information they need, as well as contribute to telling America's story in that region," explained Acting VOA Director Yolanda López. "I look forward to seeing more people being served by VOA and our programming through this new language."

Broadcasting to Pakistan since 1952, VOA's Urdu service reaches more than 6 million people weekly. The addition of the Sindhi language to VOA's global offerings will broaden VOA's audience in Pakistan over time.

With the addition of Sindhi, Voice of America now broadcasts in 48 languages, nine of which are languages spoken in South and Central Asia.

(Voice of America Press Release)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Claudius Obrecht Shortwave Radio transmission on 10th July'22

Claudius Obrecht Shortwave Radio transmission on 10th July'22

Tune in to  Claudius Obrecht Shortwave Radio show in Africa / Madagascar and Israel on Date / Time: In Antananarivo: 10.7.2022, 00.05 In Jerusalem: 10.7.2022 00.05 on shortwave 15700 KHz.

Reception reports to : c.obrecht at swissonline.ch

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

BBC World Service now offers new eQSL service

BBC World Service now offers new eQSL service at :


Thanks to Chris Greenway via WOR for this info.

Submitted a reception report for BBC English 12025 kHz, received an automated response instantly with no data e-qsl, cool !


However feel that basic data like Date, Frequency & time should be added to the e-qsl to be more authentic other just with the picture of transmitter site it doesnt have any value for dxers !

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Microtelecom announces new Perseus22 receiver !

Perseus22 is a 4 channels, direct sampling receiver with a continuous frequency coverage from 10 KHz to 225 MHz and a typical image rejection larger than 70 dB.

All channels are synchronously sampled by an high SNR, 14 bits A/D converter and processed by a software defined digital down converter, implemented on an FPGA, which outputs are routed to the host PC by a USB 3.0 controller, allowing wide-bandwidth IF applications.

The frequency coverage is split-up in 2 groups of channels (two for VLF-HF frequency range, the others for VHF), each one capable of diversity, which can reduce noise in order of tens dB. All channels includes an analog RF frontend equipped with attenuators, preselection filters and amplifiers.

The receiver enclosure is machined from solid aluminium and finished with a fine, non reflecting, black surface treatment.

Microtelecom estimates that new Perseus22 will be available in October'22, price is not confirmed yet, will be communicated by end of July' 22.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

BBC Antartic Mid Winter Broadcasts for 2022 today

Every year BBC World Service has a special programme 'The Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast'. This special programme for just 32 listeners, the team of scientists and support staff isolated at British research stations in the Antarctic midwinter.

Presented by Cerys Matthews, the programme features messages from family and friends at home as well as music requests from Antarctica. For decades it has been part of the traditional midwinter celebrations.

Date : Tuesday 21st June, 2022 at 2130-2200 UTC

Frequencies :

2130-2200 UTC on 7305 kHz ASC 250 kW / 207 deg to Antarctica English
2130-2200 UTC on 9505 kHz WOF 300 kW / 182 deg to Antarctica English
2130-2200 UTC on 12065 kHz WOF 300 kW / 182 deg to Antarctica English

More at :  https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/proginfo/2022/25/antarctic-midwinter-broadcast

Monday, June 20, 2022

Updated schedules for All India Radio External Services on shortwave

Updated schedules for All India Radio External Services on shortwave as on 18th June , 2022.

a)    Time Wise: https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm

c)    Frequency Wise: https://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad)

RTI German language special transmissions from Tamsui transmitter site, Taiwan

This year too, RTI is broadcasting its German-language program directly from the Tamsui broadcasting station in northern Taiwan on several days:
RTI will be broadcasting 10-minute test broadcasts on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at the following times and frequencies.

Broadcast dates and frequencies:
Test broadcasts on June 25, 2022 (Saturday)

1700-1710 UTC on 11995 kHz
1730-1740 UTC on 11995 kHz
1900-1910 UTC on 9545 kHz
1920-1930 UTC on 7240 kHz
1940-1950 UTC on 7250 kHz

At the same times and on the same frequencies, test broadcasts of the French program will be broadcast by the Tamsui transmitter on the following Saturday, August 2nd, 2022.
Two frequencies for the direct transmissions will be selected from the test frequencies.

The official broadcast dates for the German-language program are:
(One hour on a frequency of 17:00-18:00 UTC, one hour on the second frequency of 19:00-20:00 UTC):

1) 8 July, 2022 Friday
2) 9 July 2022 Saturday
3) 10 July 2022 Sunday
4) 15 July 2022 Friday
5) 16 July 2022 Saturday
6) 17 July 2022 Sunday
7) 22 July 2022 Friday
8) 23 July 2022 Saturday
9) 24 July 2022 Sunday
10) 29 July 2022 Friday
11) 30 July 2022 Saturday
12) 31 July 2022 Sunday

Note :The French-language programs will be broadcast directly from the Tamsui transmitter in August.

Reports will be confirmed with a special QSL card.
Submit reports using RTI web form : https://de.rti.org.tw/index/content/id/2
 
Or, by email to :  deutsch@rti.org.tw

Or, by post to : Radio Taiwan International, German Service, PO Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, Taiwan.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Special Canada Day Programming from Pop Shop Radio

Celebrate Canada Day with Pop Shop Radio!

On Canada Day, Friday 1 July 2022, we will be airing a special edition of our monthly show Pop Shop Radio Soul Time. This show will feature Canadian soul music and musicians .

It will be a 100 kilowatt transmission on 9550 khz at 2105 UTC beamed to North America from Channel 292's relay with ORS Austria.
Note that the time is 2105 UTC & the frequency 9550 khz which is not a regular Channel 292 frequency. A special QSL card will be issued
Oh and there will be 2  Radiogram images -- one in MFSK 64 and one in MFSK 128

Tony
(from Tony Pavick in the CIDX iog mail list, Alan Roe, Teddington, UK via WOR list)


All India Radio, Chennai celebrates 85th anniversary

Picture courtesy @airchennai on twitter

All India Radio, Chennai, is entering into its 85th year today. The public broadcaster began airing programmes this same day in 1938. It was one of the six radio stations that was operational at the time of Indian Independence, the others being Delhi, Lucknow, Tiruchirapalli and the erstwhile Bombay and Calcutta.

All India Radio is known for programmes that stick to the ethical broadcasting norms with "Bahujana Hitaya, Bahujana Sukhaya" as its guiding principle. Independent assessments like the one by the leading news agency Reuters and listeners' feedback from across the country testify to the credibility of AIR News.

AIR correspondent reports, The erstwhile Madras, which is now Chennai, is one of the few Indian cities where the experiment with radio broadcast thrived during the formative years of the popular medium.

After several evolutionary stages under different names and ownerships, it got its name and structure as All India Radio, Madras on this day in 1938.

It continues to air programmes on varied subjects including news, current affairs, education and entertainment.

AIR stations including Chennai broadcast seamlessly the programmes and news on all the times, be it rains or sunshine, storms or lockdowns, normal days or tough times, in serving its crores of listeners in every nook and corners which has the footprint in the whole country.

Another feather in its cap is that the FM radio broadcast in India originated in Chennai on 23rd July, 1977.



Thursday, June 09, 2022

Mayank Kumar Agrawal is new CEO, Prasar Bharati

Mr. Mayank Kumar Agrawal (IIS-1989 batch), Director General, Doordarshan and Doordarshan News, has been given additional charge of Prasar Bharati CEO.

Earlier Mr Shashi Shekhar Vempati concluded his five-year term as the chief executive officer of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati that manages Doordarshan and All India Radio, on 8th June, 2022.

Mr Vempati was appointed as head of the public broadcaster in 2017 by a three-member committee headed by the Vice-President, as mandated under the Prasar Bharati Act


AIR External Services - A22 schedule changes

All India Radio External Services A22 changes with effect from 9th June 2022

0100-0230  Tibetan 9910 (D)   Ex 9875
0130-0200  Sindhi 7380(B)
0145-0315 Nepali 11560(B)  (Ex D)
0315-0415 Burmese 11560(B)  (Ex D)
0400-0530 Farsi  17675 (B)   (Ex 0800-0830 UTC 15030)
0430-0600  Pashtu  Add 15185(B)
0530-0630  Arabic 15030(B) (Ex 0500-0600 UTC)
0900-1030  Nepali Add 9910(D), 15030(B)
1030-1200  Chinese  17560(B)  (EX 13795)
1045-1215  Tibetan Add 9910(D)
1230-1400 Pashtu 11560(B)    (Ex D)
1330-1500 Dari 9950(B)   (Ex 15030)
1600-1730 Farsi 9620(B)  (Ex 1615-1730)
2345-0115 Chinese 15050 (B)   (Ex 13795)              

All Timings in UTC and Frequencies in  kHz
B = Bengaluru 500 kW ,  D = Delhi 100 kW

The updated schedule is available at   https://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS)

IITI SUMMER RACE 2022

Light summer wood: IITI SUMMER RACE 2022

The host of Iitti is organizing an easy but still small business summer competition to activate LW-MW-SW listening during the quiet summer holiday season. All participants have access to identical radios, antennas and locations!

The competition period is from midsummer to the end of July, 22.6. - 31.7. 2022 UTC.

Objective: To hear and identify stations from as many continents as possible, at as many different megahertz (0-27) and using as many different remote receivers as possible.

1) Collect as many continents as possible. The participating Continents are: Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, South America and North America. Antarctica decided to skip. The location of the transmitter is decisive. Example: NHK / Woofferton is Europe.

2) Collect as many different megahertz as possible. Example: You have heard frequencies 225, 648, 1215, 1358, 5995, 6005 and 6120kHz => So you have heard stations in megahertz 0, 1, 5 and 6 => Four different megahertz. Frequencies are not tricky: If a station has a listed frequency of 1000kHz but has an -15Hz offset, it is considered to be 1000kHz. Any harmonic multiples, mixing results, etc. - are invalid.

3) Use as many different remote receivers as possible. However, this does not mean that the same stations should be heard on more than one receiver. Eligible remote receivers are listed in the list "Official Finnish listening stations of the Finnish DX Association and members or member associations" maintained by Peksu PSO, which is available at https://bit.ly/Kesäkisa_2022

If the selection changes during the competition, all those who have been mentioned in the list at the time of listening will be eligible. Iitti is not in a special position but one among the others.

4) Only radio stations - no weather services, utilities, etc. Pirates are valid but you shouldn't be fooled by cooperating with them.

5) If there are any deficiencies in the rules or logs, the jury or the host of the competition will resolve them in the way they deem best. The jury doesn't do a plethora of investigations - so the shots should be sure, clear and undisputed.

Score: Number of different continents [times] Number of different megahertz [times] Number of different remote receivers.

Example: You have heard stations from Europe, Asia and South America. You have heard stations with megahertz 0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 9 and 15. You have heard stations using Lohja, Kotka EC1, Raisio and Virtain remote listening stations. Calculation: 3 X 7 X 4 = 84 points.

In possible draw points, the number of more reported goes ahead.
Participants must send a list by e-mail of the identifications they wish to consider by Thursday 4.8. By 2022 to the summer race @ ... - remember the necessity of this, only then have you participated.

In addition to the log lines, the e-mail must also include the participant's calculation of the number of continents, megahertz, and remote receivers he hears. All you have to do is report the lots that are relevant to the scoring. Shocks should include the station name, continent, frequency, date, time, and remote receiver used for listening. Excel spreadsheets are also valid, preferably.

The prizes are the most special:

1: Genuine B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-29 Superfortress used in secret radio destruction switch: "Danger. To Destroy special radio press both buttons simultaneously."

2: Japanese crystal machine Germaphone MG-304 from about 1960. Unused!

3: A framed, glazed photograph depicting Alexandr Popov next to his antenna on Suursaari in 1900. The image has been the property of YLE and hung at least on the wall of the Fabianinkatu radio house.

The results will be announced and prizes will be mailed to the winners after the competition. If the count goes well, the matter will be glowed at the Association's summer meeting.

The contest is also open for Non-Finnish participants resided anywhere, although the rules above are published in Finnish only.

Translated from Finnish

(Kari Kallio via WOR list)

AIR increases duration of its Persian language service

The External Services Division of the All India Radio is expanding its transmission of Persian (Farsi) language service from existing 1 hour 45 minutes per day to 3 hours per day with effect from June 8, 2022.

Programmes in Persian language will now be available to the listeners daily in the morning and evening.

Time & frequencies :

Persian -1 Service 0400-0530 UTC (0930-1100 IST) on 17675 kHz (Via Bengaluru, 500 kW)
Persian -2 Service 1600-1730 UTC (2130-2300 IST) on 9620 kHz  (Via Bengaluru, 500 kW)

AIR Persian Service will also be livestreamed on AIR World Service, YouTube channel, NewsOnAIR App and DD Free Dish.

AIR's External Services Division currently broadcasts in 17 languages every day.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

IRRS A22

IRRS A22
(Effective 27th March to 30th Oct'22)

The following frequency schedule is for all broadcasts originated by NEXUS-IBA on IRRS-Shortwave, European Gospel Radio (EGR) and International Public Access Radio (IPAR) on Shortwave to Europe and to the world.
Most programs also in parallel with Internet Radio NEXUS (IRN) (24/7).

kHz    UTC     Days ITU Zones Power / Modulation Antenna Beam Language
------------------------------------------------------------------------
7290  1800-1900 Daily               18-20,27-30,37-39 150 kW Europe,MidEast,N.Africa English [1][2]
9510  0800-0900 Sat                 18-20,27-30,37-40 150 kW Europe,MidEast,N.Africa English [2]
9510  0930-1200 Sun                 18-20,27-30,37-40 150 kW Europe,MidEast,N.Africa English [1][2]
15400 1500-1530 Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri,Sat 38-41,47,48       300 kW East Africa             Oromo[2]

[1] Include programs from EGR (European Gospel Radio)
[2] Include programs from IPAR (International Public Access Radio)

For more information contact: NEXUS-IBA or email: info@nexus.org
Reception reports to reports@nexus.org

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)

MBR A22

MEDIA BROADCAST A22

khz start stop ciraf zones   azi ITU ant type day (1=Su) loc pow(kW) broad- caster language
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15550 1330 1400 41NE             121 418     56  TAC 100 AWR Hmn
15550 1330 1400 41NE             121 418 1  4    TAC 100 AWR Asm
15550 1330 1400 54N              121 418  23   7 TAC 100 AWR Ind
15670 1530 1600 41N,42S          80  218 1234  7 NAU 250 AWR Eng
15670 1530 1600 41N,42S          80  218     56  NAU 250 AWR Bod
15670 1300 1400 44NE,45NW        76  904 1234567 TAC 100 AWR Kor
17720 1730 1800 48               145 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Orm
17725 1630 1700 48               140 218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Amh
17770 1300 1330 42,43W           75  218 1     7 NAU 250 AWR Uig
17770 1300 1330 42,43W           75  218  23456  NAU 250 AWR Cmn
17850 1330 1400 42,43W           75  218 1234567 NAU 250 AWR Cmn
9490  1710 1730 38E,39,40W       141 616  2 4    SOF 100 BVB Mul
9610  1800 1900 39,40            105 216     5   NAU 100 BVB Mul
9610  1800 1830 39,40            105 216      6  NAU 100 BVB Mul
9610  1830 1900 39,40            105 216 1 3     NAU 100 BVB Mul
9635  1815 1830 39,40            130 216 1       NAU 250 BVB Mul
9635  1830 1915 39               130 216 1       NAU 125 BVB Mul
9735  0500 0515 39,40            120 216      6  NAU 250 BVB Mul
9810  1730 1900 39               115 218 1       MOS 100 BVB Mul
9810  1730 1830 39               115 218       7 MOS 100 BVB Mul
9810  1700 1715 39               115 218      6  MOS 100 BVB Mul
9810  1700 1730 39               115 218     5   MOS 100 BVB Mul
11655 0600 0615 46N,47NW,38W,37S 180 146 1234567 NAU 125 BVB Mul
15265 1400 1430 41               102 216 1st Sa P.M./7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
15265 1430 1500 41               102 216       7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
15300 1430 1500 47,48            236 418 1234567 TAC 100 BVB Mul
15310 1600 1700 38S,39S,47,48    150 218 1       NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1700 1800 38S,39S,47,48    150 218 1       NAU 250 BVB Mul
15310 1600 1630 38S,39S,47,48    150 218  2      NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1600 1800 38S,39S,47,48    150 218   3     NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1630 1700 38S,39S,47,48    150 218       7 NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1730 1800 38S,39S,47,48    150 218       7 NAU 250 BVB Mul
15310 1700 1800 38S,39S,47,48    150 218    4    NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1700 1730 38S,39S,47,48    150 218     5   NAU 100 BVB Mul
15310 1600 1630 38S,39S,47,48    150 218     56  NAU 100 BVB Mul
21480 1200 1230 43S,44S,          45 157       7 MDC 125 BVB Mul
21480 1230 1245 54                85 157 1       MDC 125 BVB Mul
11830 0500 0530 46,47            185 216 1234567 NAU 125 DAK Mul
11830 1800 1830 46,47            185 216 1234567 NAU 100 DAK Mul
6100  1400 1430 40E,41NW         150 912 1234567 TAC 100 DWL Prs
6100  1430 1500 40E,41NW         150 912 1234567 TAC 100 DWL Pus
9830  0630 0700 46,47W             0 105 1234567 SAO 100 DWL Hau
9830  1300 1400 46,47W             0 105 1234567 SAO 100 DWL Hau
9830  1800 1900 46,47W             0 105 1234567 SAO 100 DWL Hau
11850 0630 0700 46,47W           170 211 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
11850 1300 1400 46,47W            20 105 1234567 SAO 100 DWL Hau
11850 1800 1900 46,47W           167 216 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15195 1325 1530 46,47W           165 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15195 1325 1530 46,47W           165 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15195 1325 1530 46,47W           165 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15215 0630 0700 46,47W           160 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15215 1800 1900 46,47W           175 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15230 1400 1430 40E,41NW          45 146 1234567 DHA 250 DWL Prs
15230 1430 1500 40E,41NW          45 146 1234567 DHA 250 DWL Pus
15275 1600 1700 48               130 211 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Amh
15350 1325 1530 46,47W           175 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15350 1325 1530 46,47W           175 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
15350 1325 1530 46,47W           175 217       7 ISS 500 DWL Hau
17800 1300 1400 46,47W           172 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Hau
17800 1600 1700 48               130 217 1234567 ISS 500 DWL Amh
6055  1030 1100 27, 28           222 146 1     7 NAU 125 EMG Mul
13800 1530 1630 29S              100 146       7 NAU 100 HCJ Mul
7330  1000 1100 27,28            270 805 1st Su P.M./1 MOS 100 JOY Mul
5960  0000 0200 2-4,6-10         300 216 1       NAU 125 KBC NldEng
9925  0000 0200 
2-4,6-10         300 216 1       NAU 125 KBC NldEng
5960  0000 0200 2-4,6-10         300 216 1       NAU 125 KBC NldEng
6095  0800 1600 18SW,27,28W,37N  240 156 1234567 NAU 100 KBC Nld Eng (on-demand)
6095  0800 1500 18SW,27,28W,37N  240 146 1       NAU 125 KBC Nld Eng 
6165  0430 0450 27,28             85 146  23456  NAU 125 NHK Rus
6165  0430 0451 27,28             85 146 1     7 NAU 125 NHK Eng
6155  1630 1730 41               163 911 1       TAC 100 PAB Mul
7425  1630 1730 42,43,44          90 911 1       TAC 100 PAB Mul
11830 1600 1700 39               128 216 1       NAU 125 PAB Mul
13580 1300 1400 45                66 418       7 TAC 100 PAB Mul
15205 1430 1445 41                94 218 1       NAU 250 PAB Mul
6045  1100 1400 27E,28           233 156 1234567 NAU 100 RSZ Mul 
(on-demand)
15205 1200 1400 27E,28           305 238 1234567 ERV 100 RSZ Mul 
(on-demand)
15420 1700 1800 38E,39S,48       144 216    4    NAU 100 SBO Mul
15420 1700 1730 38E,39S,48       144 216 1    6  NAU 100 SBO Mul
5990  1000 1600 27E,28           233 146 1234567 NAU 125 SFZ Mul 
(on-demand)
5935  1300 1400 27E,28 NW        233 146 1234567 NAU 125 SKW Mul 
(on-demand)
5960  1300 1400 27E,28 NW        299 805 1234567 (on-demand) MOS 100 SKW Mul 
(on-demand)
6140  0800 0900 27E,28 NW        310 805 1st Su P.M./1 MOS 100 SKW Mul
6095  1000 1100 27E,28           233 156 1st Sa P.Q./7 NAU 100 ST2 Deu
6045  1000 1400 27E,28           233 156 1234567       NAU 100 TSR Mul 
(on-demand)

List of Broadcasters which are using MEDIA BROADCAST (MBR) broadcasting facilities

AWR                         Adventist World Radio
BVB                         High Adventure Gospel - Bible Voice Broadcasting
DAK                         Dandal Kura Radio International
DWL                         Deutsche Welle
EMG                         Evangelische Missionsgemeinden in Deutschland
HCJ                         Reach Beyond (former HCJ)
JOY                         Radio Joystick
KBC                         The Mighty KBC
NHK                         NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
PAB                         Pan American Broadcasting
RSZ                         Radio60!
SBO                         Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo
SFZ                         Studio 52
SKW                         Förderverein "Sender Königs Wusterhausen" e.V.
ST2                         SE-TA 2
TSR                         Telstar Radio

Source : MBR
Reception reports to :  QSL-Shortwave@media-broadcast.com

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)

KTWR mid-season schedule changes

Due to requests for later broadcasts, improved propagation, and the addition of a program, KTWR is changing its DRM broadcast schedule effective 3rd July, 2022.

KTWR Digital Broadcasts
DRM broadcasts (Effective 3rd July 2022):

Day     Time(UTC) Frequency Coverage Area Language
---------------------------------------------------
Saturday 1100-1127 12000 kHz China English
Saturday 1128-1230  9910 kHz Japan Japanese, English 
Mon-Fri  1215-1245  9910 kHz China Mandarin
Sunday   1500-1545 15205 kHz India English
Sunday   1600-1630 15390 kHz India South Indian languages

(Mike Sabin, KTWR)

Monday, May 02, 2022

Radio Free Asia announces Radio Pioneer QSL # 6

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the 6th design in our 'radio pioneer' QSL card series. Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, 1866-1932, was a Canadian-born inventor who did a majority of his work in the United States. During his life he received hundreds of patents in various fields, most notably ones related to radio and sonar. Fessenden is best known for his pioneering work developing radio technology, including the foundations of amplitude modulation (AM) radio. His achievements included the first transmission of speech by radio (1900), and the first two-way radiotelegraphic communication across the Atlantic Ocean (1906). This is RFA's 79th QSL design and is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May – August 2022.


                                  RFA's Radio Pioneer QSL #6 – Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan (including Uke, Amdo, and Kham dialects), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in our editorial content. As a 'surrogate' broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of our target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of our broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest.  More information about RFA, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is always 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 our 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
 

VOICE OF TURKEY A22

VOICE OF TURKEY A22
(Effective 27th March to 30th Oct'22)

Language     Freq(kHz) Hours(UTC)                    Broadcast  Regions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ARABIC       9540  1400 1500 Iraq,Syria,Iran,Arab peninsula                     38E,39
ARABIC       11750 0900 1000 Iraq,Syria,Jordan,Arab peninsula,North East Africa 38E,39
ARABIC       17770 1400 1500 Morocco,Algeria,Tunusia,Libya,Mauritania           37,38W,46
AZERBAIJANI  9505  1530 1630 Azerbaijan,Iran,Iraq,Turkmenistan      29SE, 39NE,40,41N
AZERBAIJANI  11730 0700 0800 Azerbaijan,Iran, Iraq,Turkmenistan     29SE, 39NE, 40NW
BULGARIAN    7210  1100 1130 Bulgaria                                           28SE
CHINESE      17620 1100 1200 China                                              42-44
DARI/PASHT/UZBEK 11765 1500 1630 AFG,Pakistan,Tajikistan,Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan  40,41
ENGLISH      7275  0300 0400 Europe,  United States, East Canada  Cuba          6E,7-11,27,28W
ENGLISH      6165  0300 0400 Iraq, Syria,  Jordan, Arab peninsula          38E,39,40W
ENGLISH      9875  2030 2130 South Asia, Australia                          39-41,49,54,55,58-60
ENGLISH      9830  2200 2300 Europe, Eastern United States, Canada          5,8,9,11N,17,18,27, 28W
ENGLISH      5945  1830 1930 Europe                                             27,28
ENGLISH      11660 1630 1730 AFG,Pakistan,India,Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan         30S,40E,41N
ENGLISH      15450 1230 1330 Europe                                             18S,27,28
FRENCH       7360  1730 1830 Libya, Chad, Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya 38,47,48,52,53
FRENCH       9880  1930 2030 Morocco,Algeria,Tunisia,Libya,Egypt                37, 38W,46
FRENCH       9635  1930 2030 France, Western Europe                         27S,28W,37N
GEORGIAN     9655  1000 1100 Georgia                                            29SE,39NE
GERMAN       9840  1730 1830 Germany, Europe                                    27E,28W
GERMAN       15350 1130 1230 Germany, Europe                                    27SE,28
HAUSSA/SWAHİLI 15320 0500 0700 Chad, Benin, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan,Togo     38,46E,47
ITALIAN          11710 1400 1430 Italy, Switzerland, Spain                          27S,37N
KAZAKH       11825 1330 1400 Kazakhstan                                         30,31
MALAIAN      17720 0400 0500 Malaysia, Singapore                                49,54N
PERSIAN          9765  1500 1600 Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan                      39NE,40
PERSIAN      11795 0830 1000 Iran                                          40
RUSSIAN      11965 1300 1400 Russia                                        19-22,29,30N
SPANISH      7260  0100 0200 Spain, France, Central America                8S, 10S,11,12, 27S, 37N
SPANISH      9870  0100 0200 Spain, Portugal, S. America,                   12S,13-15,16N, 37
SPANISH      11930 1630 1730 Spain, Europe                                      27S,28,37N
TATAR        15240 1000 1030 Tatarstan, Western Russia                          29E,30W
TURKISH      5960  1600 2100 Iraq, Syria, Iran,Arab peninsula, Egypt            38E,39,40W
TURKISH      6040  0400 0600 Iraq, Syria, Jordan                                39N
TURKISH      7360  0000 0200 Xinjiang Region, China                             42,43
TURKISH      11750 0600 0900 Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, South East Russia       29S,30S,40
TURKISH      11675 0600 1200 Iraq, Syria, Jordan,Arab peninsula                 38E,39,40W
TURKISH      9770  0400 0600 Europe                                             18S,27,28
TURKISH      9460  1600 2100 Europe                                             27,28
TURKISH      15375 1300 1600 Europe                                             27,28
TURKISH      13635 0600 1300 Europe                                             27,28
TURKMEN      15285 1200 1230 Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan,AFG,Azerbaijan,Iran        29SE,30S,40N
URDU         15380 1200 1300 Pakistan                                           40,41N
UYGHUR       9465  0200 0300 Xinjiang Region, China                             42,43 
UYGHUR       15410 1230 1330 Xinjiang Region, China                             42,43
UZBEK        15235 1030 1100 Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan,AFG, Tajikistan            30S, 40N

Source : VOT
(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)

Thursday, April 28, 2022

New High Power Broadcast of VORW Radio International to Europe !

Beginning Friday the 29th of April, 2022 and continuing every Friday – VORW will aire a new radio program which will be heard across Europe & Beyond from a high power transmitter in Moosbrunn, Austria.

The broadcast is 1 hour in length and it will be light entertainment program. The aim of this radio show is to provide good music and occasional discussion to listeners worldwide. Oftentimes, listener music requests are taken and played and all are invited to participate.

Here is the broadcast schedule for this additional airing:

Fridays 1600 -1700 UTC (7 PM EEST/MSK) – 9670 kHz – Moosbrunn 100 kW – Europe, Russia, Central & East Asia

For this airing VORW will resume QSL verification of reception reports, which was stopped since 2020. Reception reports and feedback are most welcome at vorwinfo@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

KBS A22

KBS WORLD RADIO A22
Effective 27th March to 29th Oct,2022

Lang   Time (UTC) Freq(kHz)
---------------------------
Europe
Korean 1   1600 1700 7275
Korean 1   1700 1800 9515
Korean 1   0700 0800 11620
Russian    1300 1400 9645
Russian    1800 1900 11785
English 2  1500 1700 9515
English 3  2200 2300 11810
English 4  2200 2230 WRN
English 4  1330 1400 WRN
French     1900 2000 6145
German     2000 2100 3955
Spanish    1700 1800 9740

North America
Korean 1   1400 1500 15575
English 3  1300 1400 15575
Spanish    0200 0300 15575

South America
Korean 2   0300 0400 11810
English 3  0200 0300 9580
Spanish    0100 0200 11880
Spanish    1100 1200 11795

Southeast Asia
Korean 1   0900 1100 9570
Korean 1   0800 0900 9570
Chinese    1130 1230 9770
Chinese    2300 2400 9805
English 1  0800 1030 9770
English 3  1300 1400 9570
English 3  1600 1700 9640
Indonesian 1200 1300 9570
Indonesian 1400 1500 9570
Indonesian 1600 1700 9805
Indonesian 2200 2300 9805
Vietnamese 2300 2330 7275
Vietnamese 1030 1100 9770
Vietnamese 1530 1600 9640

Middle East/Africa
Korean 1   1600 1700 9740
Korean 1   0900 1000 15160
Arabic     2000 2100 6090
Arabic     1700 1800 WRN
French     2000 2100 5950(Issoudun)

China
Chinese    1130 1230 6095
Chinese    2300 2400 7215
Chinese    1100 1200 1557 (AM)

India
English 2  1400 1600 9785

Japan
Japanese   0100 0200 9580
Japanese   0200 0300 11810

Jakarta
Indonesian 1200 1300 102.6 (FM)

Non Direction
Korean 1   0900 1100 7275
Korean 1   1000 1100 1170 (AM)
Korean 1   1100 1200 7275
Japanese   0800 0900 7275
Japanese   0800 0900 6155
Japanese   1100 1200 1170 (AM)
Russian    1200 1300 1170 (AM)
Chinese    1300 1400 1170 (AM)

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(Alokesh Gupta)

Monday, March 21, 2022

RFA A22

RADIO FREE ASIA A22
(Effective 27th March to 29th Oct'22)

All times and dates are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Burmese

0030-0130 UTC               7280 12140 15110 15250 15700
0200-0300 UTC               15250
0700-0800 UTC               15110 17690
1230-1330 UTC               7530 9370 15230
1330-1400 UTC               7530 12140
1400-1430 UTC               7530
 
Cantonese

1400-1500 UTC   FNP*

Khmer

1230-1330 UTC               9960 12140
1430-1500 UTC               9355 12140
2230-2330 UTC               12140 13715
 
Korean

1000-1100 UTC               1566
1200-1300 UTC               9700
1300-1400 UTC               9900
1500-1700 UTC               1188 9910 9990 11985
1700-1900 UTC               1188 9990 11985
2100-2200 UTC               9540 11945 11985
 
Lao

0000-0100 UTC               15210
1100-1200 UTC               15195

Mandarin

0300-0400 UTC               11570 11895 11985 17690
0400-0500 UTC               11895 13750 17690 21505
0500-0600 UTC               11895 17690 21690
0600-0700 UTC               11895 13790 17690 17810
1500-1600 UTC               9940 11675 13810
1600-1700 UTC               7540 11610 13570 13810
1700-1800 UTC               9360 9970
1800-1900 UTC               9360 9970 11760
1900-2000 UTC               1557 9360 9720
2000-2100 UTC               1557 6080 9360 9535
2100-2200 UTC               1557 7435 9685
2300-2400 UTC               9535 9720 15555

Tibetan

0100-0200 UTC               9370 9510 9705 11705 17670
0200-0300 UTC               9370 11705 11745 17670FNP*
0600-0700 UTC               15720 21690FNP*
1000-1100 UTC               13800 15330FNP*
1100-1200 UTC               13580 15265 15470 17640
1200-1300 UTC               11570 13580 15470 17690 17860
1300-1400 UTC               11570 13835 15275 15470 17860
1500-1600 UTC               9355 11975FNP*
2200-2300 UTC               7505 9380FNP*
2300-2400 UTC               5965 9555 11700

Uyghur

0100-0200 UTC               9350 9780 9800 11640 11790
1600-1700 UTC               9355 9480 11675 15625

Notes: FNP* = frequency not promoted
All frequencies are in kiloHertz (kHz). 1 MegaHertz (MHz) is equal to 1000 kHz. Conversion to meter bands: Meters=300000/frequency in kHz. e.g.: 17705 kHz --> 16.9 meters

Source : RFA, 14th March'22

(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India)