Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Russia Returns to Shortwave - the first step to a revival of high-power broadcasting?

Today, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media conducts regular competition for the right of broadcasting terrestrial broadcasting.

Among the objects of competition for No. 8 and 9, as the only declared challenger state budgetary institutions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) National Broadcasting Company "Sakha" (NBC "Sakha"), intending to obtain the right to exercise of terrestrial analogue broadcasting in short wave.

For this purpose, two transmitters to be used with the installation location in Tulagino about Yakutsk, 250 kW at a frequency of 7295 kHz and 100 kW at a frequency of 7345 kHz for the declared schedule (local time - MSK + 6:00.)

Monday Friday
06.00 - 09.00
12.00 - 14.00
18.00 - 21.00

Saturday Sunday
07.00 - 14.00
18.00 - 21.00

According to the director of the Directorate of radio NBC "Sakha" Maxim Berezin, the broadcast is scheduled to begin in the spring, most likely - in May. For our part, we hope that after receiving the broadcasting license broadcasting can be started earlier.

In conclusion, in these days of January the radio station number 1 branch RTRS "RTPTS the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)" in the village Tulagino where a shortwave signal NBC "Sakha" will spread to the entire territory of the republic and to reach the most remote corners of the globe, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

A small addition to the message and apologized for a certain group editor incorrect title. The fact is that after the closure of a few years ago, Russia's foreign broadcasting (Voice of Russia) and off last shortwave transmitters domestic broadcasting (Radio of Russia, including - in Tulagino) in this range continued its work, a single transmitter broadcasts programs Adygei Radio (STRC "Adygea") in the amount of three hours a week for compatriots abroad in Circassian, Turkish and Arabic. Current schedule of his work: 1800-1900 UTC on Monday and Friday, 1900-2000 GMT on Sunday at a frequency of 6000 kHz exactly (in the range of 49 meters) through a 100 kW transmitter of the Kuban branch of RTRS radio center "Krasnodar KRTPTS" in the Tbilisi district of the region. Link to archive programs on the broadcaster's website:
(Anatoly Klepov/RUS-DX # 857/02 Feb)