Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Review of Domestic Broadcast Survey 10

With DX season upon is, time for a refocus on one of the best reference aids for radio hobbyists. Let me know how you do on your DXing!

The Danish Shortwave Listener's Club International, an active club of worldwide radio listeners from 33 countries, have released their 10th edition of Domestic Broadcast Survey.

The 10th edition, edited by DSWCI Chairman, Anker Petersen, is divided into four parts. Part 1 covers all active shortwave stations broadcasting on 2300-5700 kHz. Part 2 includes Domestic stations on international shortwave bands above 5700 kHz broadcasting to a domestic listening audience. Part 3, is all Active Clandestine shortwave stations including schedules and identification information. Part 4 list all the frequencies deleted between 2 and 30 MHz which have not been reported during the past five years, but may possibly reappear.

The new Survey as with past editions, is based on sources that include DX bulletins, current schedules and actual monitoring from radio hobbyists. Listings are in an easy to follow by-frequency format sorted by frequency, kW, country, station operating schedules, parallel frequencies and operating program format. Active stations are noted as A (Regular), B (Irregular), C (Sporadic) or D (Likely Inactive).

The Last Log column is listed on the right side, and indicates when the last month and year the station was reported prior to the publication's deadline this year.

The 35 page edition is available by email as a PDF format (about 175 kB). A limited number are available in printed format. All buyers of the DBS-10 will be given a username and password to the monthly updates on the tropical bands published as Tropical Bands Monitor on the clubs website at The similar data from 2005-2007 is available from to anyone.

Funds should be addressed to: Bent Nielsen-Treasurer, Egekrogen 14, DK 3500 Vaerloese, Denmark. Email edition: DKK 40.00 or USD 9.00; Euro 5.00 or GBP 4.00 or SEK 50.00 or 5 IRCs. Printed edition: DK 80.00 or USD 17.00 or EUR 11.00 or GBP 8.00 or SEK 105.00 or 9 IRCs. Additional payment information for cash notes may be obtained at

The Domestic Broadcast Survey 10th edition remains an excellent source for hobbyist that follow closely the changing world of shortwave radio. This fine publication has been a part of my reference library in printed and PDF format for many years and I highly recommend it to all. It is accurate, timely and valuable as a reference aid.
Review ed by Gayle Van Horn/Monitoring Times