Monday, April 14, 2014

Domestic Broadcast Survey 16 now available

Calypso steelband in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. Photo by Anker Petersen


NEW  SURVEY  AVAILABLE at reduced price:

edited by DSWCI Chairman, Anker Petersen.
ISSN 1399-8218

The 57 years old DSWCI which counts experienced DX-ers in 32 countries all over the world as members, has just issued the 16th  Edition of its annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey. This survey is divided into three parts:

Part 1: The 42nd  edition of the Tropical Bands Survey covering all ACTIVE broadcasting stations on 2300 - 5700 kHz, including clandestine stations. 

Part 2: Domestic stations on international shortwave bands above 5700 kHz broadcasting to a domestic audience.

Part 3: Deleted frequencies between 2 and 30 MHz which have not been reported heard during the past five years, but may reappear.

This new Survey is based upon monitoring by our members, many official sources and DX-bulletins. A14 schedules are included when available. But about 70 domestic shortwave stations frequencies have left the bands, so this DBS-16 is thinner. Therefore the DSWCI has decided to reduce the prices. In order to make the DBS reliable, our own monitors around the world have checked throughout the period April 2013 – March 2014, if each of the 570 station frequencies is on the air.  ACTIVE stations are marked with an A (”Regular”), B (”Irregular”) or C (”Sporadic”) in the list.   D means ”Likely inactive”.

A unique feature is the right column called ”Last log”. It shows the last month and year before DBS deadline on March 31, 2014   when the particular station was reported logged by a DX-er somewhere in the world. This is another way of indicating the current audibility of the station. To avoid inactive stations in this DBS, most frequencies which have not been heard during the past year, have been deleted and are moved to Part 3. No other frequency list has this feature!

Other useful features for easy identification (ID) are the parallel frequencies and reference to Station ID slogans.

Three sample extracts from the DBS-16 are shown on the next page. Reviews can be found on
All buyers of DBS-16 will get a username and password to the monthly updates on the tropical bands published as "Tropical Bands Monitor" on our website. The similar, historical data from 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available to anybody at .

The 20 pages A-4 size DBS-16 is available by e-mail as pdf-format (about 350 kB). A limited number is also available printed on paper.

It is sold by the treasurer:

c/o Bent Nielsen, Egekrogen 14, DK 3500 Vaerloese, DENMARK

E-Mail edition:     DKK 30,00 or USD 6.00 or EUR 4,00 or GBP 3,50 or SEK 40,00 or IRC 2.

Printed edition: DKK 60,00 or USD 12.00 or EUR 8,00 or GBP 7,00 or SEK 75,00 or IRC 4.

Payment by cash notes are accepted whereas checks and postal money orders are not accepted.
DSWCI’s Bank is Danske Bank, 2-12 Holmens Kanal, DK-1092 Copenhagen K.
BIC/SWIFT : DABADKKK.      IBAN: DK 44 3000 4001 528459.
Danish buyers please use: Reg. 3001- konto 4001528459.

If you have EURO as national currency, you are advised to pay to our representative in Germany, Andreas Schmid.

Andreas Schmid, Lerchenweg 4, D-97717 Euerdorf, Germany. E-mail:
Account 2912472076 at Targobank BLZ: 30020900.  BIC: CMCIDEDD.  IBAN: DE24300209002912472076 .

If you want to pay via PAYPAL, you have to contact Andreas Schmid, before you send your payment.
Payment via PayPal only in US$ currency and only for persons, living outside the European Union (EU).

Best 73's,   
Anker Petersen and Bent Nielsen

 (a sample page of the Domestic Broadcast Survey 16, may be viewed at: