Wednesday, December 12, 2018

KNLS Alaska winter frequency update




ALASKA   Frequency changes of World Christian Broadcast KNLS The New Life Station

All times UTC

0800-0900 NF  9610 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7355
0800-0900 NF  9710 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1, ex  7370
0900-1000 on  7370 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1 unchanged
0900-1000 NF  9610 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7355
1000-1100 NF  9605 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7355
1000-1100 NF  9710 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1, ex  7370
1100-1200 on  7320 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1 unchanged
1100-1200 NF 11610 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7355
1200-1300 on  7320 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1 unchanged
1200-1300 on  7355 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#2 unchanged
1300-1400 NF 11785 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#1, ex  7320
1300-1400 NF 11890 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7560
1400-1500 on  7320 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1 unchanged
1400-1500 NF 11890 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7560
1500-1600 on  7320 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1 unchanged
1500-1600 NF 11890 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7560
1600-1700 on  7370 NLS 100 kW / 315 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1 unchanged
1600-1700 NF 11965 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7340
1700-1800 on  7370 NLS 100 kW / 315 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1 unchanged
1700-1800 NF 11965 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, ex  7340
(DX Bulgaria 12 Dec 2018)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dxers Unlimited, weekend edition 09 December


Radio Havana Cuba
By Arnie Coro CO2KK

Hola amigos radioaficionados now listening to the weekend edition of Dxers Unlimited, I am your host Arnaldo, Arnie, Coro, radio amateur CO2KK wishing you excellent reception of this the week end edition of this program .

QSL on the air to the many listeners that have sent signal reports and comments to inforh@enet.cu We do appreciate the recent reports that have also included mp3 audio files attached to the email messages... That is the most objective form of reporting the quality of reception amigos !

QSL on the air to Paul Brown from Canada who sent an mp3 file and a photo of the screen of his transceiver that show excellent reception of our 6000 kHz - 49 meters band frequency using our 010 degrees azimuth curtain antenna array.

Solar activity update....sixty percent of the days of this year 2018 went by without a single sunspot... A fact that continues to sustain the point of view shared by many heliophysicists that solar cycle 24 minimum is now reaching the lowest expected number of sunspots.

A reminder comes from Belgium... where the  Royal Observatory confirms the Provisional International monthly mean Sunspot Number for November 2018
: 5.9 (five point nine), again 5.9  ie the provisional international monthly mean Sunspot number for the month of November....

This very accurate data about solar activity confirms that cycle 24 is very near  its minimum and I may add that more small reverse polarity sunspots are expected from now on

Yes amigos , there are more than 91 well documented different ways of enjoying the radio hobby, and here I am to tell you about some of them today.

The two meters band FM mode Dxing is becoming popular in some parts of the world where the availability of multi mode transceivers is simply zero... But, FM mobile units and handie talkies are plentiful, something that makes possible to install better antennas and attempt to try to work far away stations that are not normally available using low gain omnidirectional antennas.

Here in Cuba the 2 meters band is the most used, due to the availability of transceivers used by the professional users within the frequency range between 140 and 160 MHz, that can be rather easily reprogrammed using a computer to radio interface and the proper software.

Some handie talkies are also good candidates for the software conversion making it possible to operate on the 144 to 148 MHz frequency range. When connected to a vertically polarized Yagi antenna of at least three elements, the operating range achieved extends well past the typical area that is normally  used for effective communications with  the FM narrowband voice mode. anUsing advanced complex Yagi antenna arrays of between 10 and 40 elements , FM 2 meter band

Dxers participate in many contests, and are able to link up via far away repeaters.....The main use of the 2 meters band here in Cuba is for local and semi-local contacts... with many radio clubs holding weekly round tables on previously announced frequencies, something that are very useful to keep club members informed about relevant activities and also provide excellent practice for emergency communications

Requests about the circuit diagrams and building instructions the ever popular Australian regenerative solid state radio keep coming... The name of that simple receiver is the MOORABIN--- Send your request for any of the circuits diagram in our collection to inforhc@enet.cu. Also receiving  requests and questions relate to or my Super Islander Mark Six  direct conversion short wave receiver keep coming in to my email inforhc@enet.cu - and as soon as they are received, it takes just a few seconds to send the electronic reply via the Internet.

By the way listeners that have built the different versions of this receiver, that forms part as a module of a more complex amateur bands transceiver tell me that the project was an easy going task that could be built using standard available parts

More tips about operating simple home brew receivers like the MOORABIN thee Super Islander Mark Six  Yes amigos, I do insist about the fact that using a battery power supply is essential for optimum performance  of any solid state receiver and there are no exceptions.

Here is now ASK ARNIE , the most popular section of this program with the reply to the question sent by listener Michael from Edimburg , Scotland.....he wants to know more about how to find the sources of radio frequency noise that are making his reception of the AM medium wave band simply impossible .

Well amigo Michael you are just one more of the millions of listeners that are having difficulties picking up stations operating within the frequency range of 530 to 1700 kHz, and that is assigned for the AM medium wave broadcast band... In the Americas stations use 10 kiloHertz channel spacing, while other parts of the world use 9 kHz for separation between stations.

With the advent of many different home electronics and electrical equipment using the switched mode power supplies, the situation regarding the baseline noise level between 100 kHz and 10 MHz  has increased significantly .

So my number one advice for you amigo Michael is to check for the presence of any electronic or electrical device that may be the source of harmful interference....because it may be using a switched mode power supply.
 
This can be done by exploring your house using a portable AM receiver tuned to the low frequency region, listening to an empty channel as you move around each room In actual practice you may also just disconnect the electricity circuit breakers one by one while listening to the AM sniffer radio.... You do not need to be a radio Sherlock Holmes to locate at least a few of the interference makers.... that are within the affected area, including computers, cellphone chargers, automatic furnaces controls, TV sets and even a fish tank pump...

Helping a local radio amateur to find what was making his 40 meters band full of very intense signal, we found that the ADSL modem was the culprit.
In an upcoming program, I will give advice on how to deal with today's most impacting problem affecting our radio hobby .... dealing with devices that generate radio frequency interference.

Send your signal reports, QSL requests and radio hobby related questions to inforhc@enet.cu or via airmail: Arnie Coro CO2KK, Radio Havana Cuba, Havana, Cuba

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Global Radio Guide (Winter 2018-2019) Now Available at Amazon



Press Release:                                                                                                   
Teak Publishing Company 
P.O. Box 297
Brasstown NC 28902



 For Immediate Release   4 December 2018

Global Radio Guide (Winter 2018-2019) Now Available at Amazon

Older ham radio operators and radio listeners might remember a time when shortwave radio stations broadcast a nearly constant drumbeat of political propaganda during the Cold War years. Shortwave radio stations such as Radio Moscow, the Voice of America, and the BBC, to name a few, played an important ideological role during that confrontation between the East and West.

Once again, Global Radio broadcasters have moved to the front lines as the world’s major superpowers enter a new Cold War. As tensions heat up in the world’s hotspots such as eastern Europe, the Ukraine and Baltic States, the Middle East, and East Asia, you can follow international events on the radio, but you need an accurate and comprehensive radio guide to hear it.

Teak Publishing is pleased to announce the release of that important radio reference – the Global Radio Guide (GRG), 11th edition (Winter 2018-2019) ‘electronic’ book, by Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn W4GVH. The book was formerly known as the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

If you want to get in on the action, then this Amazon 'electronic' book is your ticket to travel the Global Radio bands. The heart of this publication is a 24-hour station/frequency guide with Winter 2018-2019 schedules for selected medium wave and all known longwave/shortwave radio stations.

This unique resource is the only radio publication that has by-hour schedules that includes all language services, frequencies and world target areas for over 500 broadcast stations. It has a listing of DX radio programs and Internet websites addresses for many of the stations listed in the book. There are also listings for standard time and frequency stations, and even a few intriguing spy numbers station listings.

New in the 11th edition of the GRG is a feature, The Battle of the Airwaves in Cuba by Gayle (W4GVH) and Larry (N5FPW) Van Horn. This comprehensive feature covers the historic as well as an ongoing war over the airwaves between the U.S. and Cuba. Included are listings of AM/FM/Shortwave broadcast stations in Cuba, US stations beaming to Cuba and an extensive listing of Cuban Internet broadcast audio feeds.

Other authors with feature articles in this edition include The Spectrum Monitors Fred Waterer, from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, with a feature on winter radio programming and shortwave broadcast authority Hans Johnson with an update on DRM broadcasting worldwide.

There is a fascinating feature by former VOA audience research analyst and producer of the Shortwave Radiogram, Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott, PhD. KD9XB, on how to monitor shortwave radiogram broadcasts. Veteran journalist (editor and writer for Popular Communications, WorldRadio Online, and CQ Amateur Radio magazines) Richard Fisher KI6SN, has penned a fascinating feature on hearing the World of Shortwave and Mediumwave Broadcast stations using Amazon Echo Dot devices.

Spectrum Monitor e-zine columnist and feature writer Larry Van Horn has a feature on Who’s Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum that will assist the reader in monitoring Global Radio activity outside the broadcast radio spectrum. This article also includes an updated Teak Publishing HF 1000+ non-broadcast frequency list.

The 11th edition of the Global Radio Guide e-Book (electronic book only, no print edition available) is available worldwide from Amazon and their various international websites at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L3RYTPG.

The price for this latest edition is US$8.49. Since this book is being released internationally, Amazon customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France Spain, Italy, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Australia can order this e-Book from Amazon websites directly servicing these countries. Customers in all other countries can use the regular Amazon.com website to purchase this e-Book.

You can read any Kindle e-Book with Amazon’s ‘free’ reading apps on literally any electronic media platform. You do not have to own a Kindle reader from Amazon to read this e-book. There are Kindle apps available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC platforms. You can find additional details on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website at www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

Additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books can be found on the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Shortwave Central (http://mtshortwave.blogspot.com/),
The Military Monitoring Post (http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), and The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/). You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/GayleVan-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/.

Global Radio listeners are routinely entertained with unique perspectives to events, music, culture, history, and news from other countries that you won’t see or hear on your local or national broadcast channels. Global Radio broadcasts are not restricted by country borders or oceans and can travel thousands of miles, reaching millions of listeners worldwide, now in over 300 different languages and dialects. You do not need to own a shortwave radio to monitor many of these global radio broadcasts.

Listeners can easily hear shortwave broadcast stations from China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, New Zealand, North/South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, and many other counties. If you have a shortwave radio receiver or Internet connection, and this unique radio resource, you will know when and where to listen to your favorite radio broadcast station.

The new Global Radio Guide e-book will have wide appeal to amateur radio operators, shortwave radio hobbyists, news agencies, news buffs, educators, foreign language students, expatriates, or anyone else interested in listening to a global view of world news and major events as they happen.







Friday, December 07, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram weekend schedules



Hello friends,
This weekend, the final four minutes of Shortwave Radiogram will be devoted to an advertising campaign by Tecsun Radios Australia. Revenue from the advertising goes to WRMI to defray the considerable expense of transmitting, and helps keep shortwave alive.

The campaign includes a chance to win a Tecsun PL-880 radio. Preliminary messages will be this weekend and next weekend. The actual campaign, with text and images, begins the weekend of 21 December and continues through 25-27 January.

Last weekend's ASCII art was very successful (see examples below). We'll do it again in furture broadcasts.

Videos of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 76) are provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 2030 UTC) and Ralf in Germany (Saturday 1400 UTC). The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. Analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany,

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 77, 7-9 December 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:31  MFSK32: Program preview
 3:03  Latin America electric buses*
 8:39  MFSK64: Algae harnessed for clean water, power*
13:53  This week's images*
23:45  MFSK32: Closing announcements
24:41  Message (voice and text) from Tecsun Radios Australia*

* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.net
And visit http://swradiogram.net
Twitter: @SWRadiogram or https://twitter.com/swradiogram (visit during the weekend to see listeners' results)
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/567099476753304

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day
UTC Time
Frequency
Transmitter
Friday
2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
Saturday
1400-1430 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line Bulgaria
Sunday
0800-0830 UTC
5850 kHz
7730 kHz
WRMI Florida
Sunday
2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida

Slow Scan Radio transmits SSTV images and text modes Saturdays at 1300-1330 UTC on 6070 kHz (and maybe also 7440 kHz) via Channel 292 in Germany -- according to the latest schedule information I have. The website is http://www.slowscanradio.com. Reception reports to x@xdv.me.

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1300-1400 UTC on 11600 kHz from Bulgaria, with the minute of MFSK at about 1330 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ ). And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 7-9 pm EST) on 5960 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com . See also http://www.kbcradio.eu/ and https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyKbc/.

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  http://ibcradio.webs.com/

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom


From the Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, December 2-8




From the Isle of Music, December 2-8
This week, our special guest is Ricardo Oropesa, Artistic Director of Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro, which was awarded a Premio de Honor at Cubadisco 2018 for its 90 years of existence. This is the group that first took the Son from Cuba around the world. Plenty of great music and some interesting history along the way.
The broadcasts take place:

1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 kHz, from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)

2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0100-0200 UTC (New UTC) on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EST in the US). This has been audible in parts of NW, Central and Southern Europe with an excellent skip to Italy recently.

3-4. Our usual broadcasts on Channel 292 will not be heard this week due to maintenance at the transmitter.



Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, December 2, 2018
Episode 90, Hawaii True & False, presents some genuine music from Hawaii and some parodies.
1.Sunday 2300-2330 UTC (6:00PM -6:30PM Eastern US) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 KHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe

2. Our usual broadcast on Channel 292 will not be heard this week due to maintenance at the transmitter.

Also recommended:
Marion’s Attic, a unique program produced and hosted by Marion Webster featuring early 20th Century records, Edison cylinders etc played on the original equipment, comes on immediately before UBMP on Sundays from 2200-2300 UTC on WBCQ 7490 kHz.
William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer
Tilford Productions, LLC

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Reminisces of Global Wireless Guam

Thank you to Col. USMC (Ret.) Jorgenson, for sharing with our readers, his memories of Global Wireless Guam. 
Gayle Van Horn

I just came upon your Shortwave Central and thought you might be interested in some personal history.


My father Alf A. Jorgenson operated the Globe Wireless facility on Guam in the mid 1930s. I have vivid memories of leaning over the counter at his station and watching him as he listened to Morse code (turned up very loud on his earphones) and typed the message.  ( He couldn’t type as fast as he could receive so he was always a few carriage returned behind). Then he would pull the paper out of the typewriter and turn to his bug and retransmitted the message.


This is the “bug” my father used.  My memory is that the electrical tape was applied in the mid 1930s to make the grip less slippery.


I was very young (born 1931) so details in my memory are scarce. I do remember the first Pan Am flight landing, probably because it was the biggest excitement so far in my life. My mother and her three children left Guam in about 1937 and my father left and rejoined us in California 1939. Very shortly after that he was called to active duty as a navy radioman. He served all of WWII In the Pacific.

I have a couple of pictures of Guam but sadly none of the radio station. I remember we lived in a fairly large white house with a balcony around it and my father's radio shack was a smaller building behind the back of the house.  Behind the radio shack there was  very tall hill that held the transmitter towers.

Sorry this is not much, but I thought you might like to know there is still (at the moment) a living witness to the Globe Wireless period in Guam.

Sincerely,

C. Allan Jorgenson
Colonel USMC retired


Aiwa puts new shortwave portables on Japanese market

 Aiwa Co. Ltd., Japan put new shortwave portable receivers -
"World Band Radio Monaural" AR-MD20  (price  9,690 yen) and
"World Band Radio Stereo"   AR-MDS25 (Price 14,900 yen) -
on Japanese market in November.

It seems AR-MD20 is the OEM of Tecsun PL-310ET,
AR-MDS25 is that of Tecsun PL-398MP.

Aiwa Co. Ltd was once a subsidiary of SONY, but was dissolved in 2002.

Towada Audio Co. Ltd (in Akita prefecture), which was a subcontractor in production works of SONY world band receivers such as ICF-7600GR, acquired the "Aiwa" trademark and set up the new subsidiary company of the same name in Japan in 2015.

(Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo-JAP, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Nov 23)

Airmail Postage & DX Supplies, December Price List


Dear DX Customer,

Below are DX supply Offers and news for DECEMBER 2018.

Check out my discount US postage Deals! Holiday Mailings are Coming!! Stock up on Forever Stamps AND Save BIG!!!

IT'S OFFICIAL!!  Postage Rate Increase COMING!! Jan. 27th!!! 
1st Class Stamp WILL increase to 55c !!!   

Soooooooooo, Stock Up NOW!! with my Cheap Forever Stamps!!!
Stock up a year's supply!! I will raise prices at end of January to reflect new rate....

The Global (International) Rate of $1.15 will not increase.

 +++ CREDIT CARDS NO LONGER ACCEPTED
 
DX Supplies 2018:  The ONLY international envelopes in stock are European sized PLAIN WHITE MAILERS that are inside tinted!  QSL Albums will not be restocked when sold out.
  At this point, it just doesn't make sense to re-stock items that take so long to sell...or not to sell. 

DX Postage: Countries will be deleted when sold out. (Hint: Stock up on countries that have international forever stamps...)

European AIR Mailers are SOLD OUT.
European AIR Returns are SOLD OUT.
European PLAIN Returns are SOLD OUT.
Extra Album Pages are SOLD OUT.

+++++EUROPEAN PLAIN MAILERS are the ONLY envelopes available++++++

About 10 QSL albums in stock. Each comes with 50 pages.

DX Stamp Inventory:
Brazil is sold out.  Croatia is sold out.
They have been deleted from the stamp list.

Items from December's Pen/Pencil List.
Request your copy today.
  Tell Santa You Want one of these GEMS!!

Available sets as:
1929 Sheaffer Black and Pearl pen and pencil set
1929 Sheaffer Black and Pearl pen and pencil set
1929 Parker Duofold Jade Green Pen and Pencil set

1929 Parker Duofold Jade Green pen


December's List has 2 Pen-tastique Deals! 
   Request your Dec. list TODAY!!!!

Having a HARD DAY??? 
So Is This Hard Lead!!   Try It!
Pile Driver Pencil Lead Special (2H, 3H, 4H)
1.1mm size.     Mix & Match - 6 tins: $10.00

Brighten your holiday mailings with Vintage
Christmas Seals! I'm all about vintage these days.
Drop me $5.00 or $10.00 and I'll send you 100s from the 1950s-1980's,
maybe some older and some newer. I use 'em all year long.



U.S. DISCOUNT POSTAGE DEALS!!

Save Big on your domestic mailings when you plaster 
 your envelope with colorful vintage stamps!
HAPPY  MAILING!!
50c units
Forever
2 stamps 
in  3 stamps
4 stamps  
 5 stamps
x 100
$46.00
$44.00 
$43.00
$42.00
$41.00 
x 200
$88.00
$70.00 
$65.00
$64.00 
$63.00 
x 500
$215.00
$165.00 
$160.00 
$159.00 
$158.00 
Forevers: 100 & 200 qty will be sheets/booklets, 500 qty: sheets/booklets or rolls. 
+++ DECEMBER SPECIAL: 1,000 Forever Stamps for $420.00 !!! +++
Specify sheets/booklets  or in rolls

$1.15 International (1 oz.) Rate in 4 stamps
x 100 units =  $95.   -:- -:-   x 200 units = $175.    
Sent to USA addresses only.
+++ NEW! +++
 Discount postage orders in quantities of 500 or more 
Add $3.00 for shipping.

        DECEMBER 2018  DX  SUPPLY  SPECIALS

      MORE Envelopes For the SAME PRICE!!!

300 European PLAIN Mailers - $25.00

500 European PLAIN Mailers - $35.00  !!!!!

1200 European PLAIN Mailers - $75.00 !!!!!!!

Take Advantage of this New Deal !


QSL Albums Still Available!

1 Standard Album - $35.00

SPECIAL!!   2 QSL Albums - $65.00  SPECIAL!!!!


100 #6-3/4 Forever STAMPED Envelopes - $45.00

Shipped via Priority Mail: Payment via check. DX Supply Orders up to $40.00 add $9.00, orders from $41.00 to $100.00 add $15.00. orders from $101.00 to $150.00 add $20.00, orders over $150.00 add 15%. When ordering supplies and stamps, the stamps ride free, just use supply total to figure shipping costs. Shipments to Canada and overseas ship at a greater cost. (07/2015 modified).

Stamps Only Orders: Just add $1.00 P&H for posting to USA, add $2.00 for posting to Canada.

73, bill

William Plum
12 Glenn Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
908 788 1020

Email: plumdx@msn.com




BDXC Audio Circle programs to enjoy


Hello everyone,


It is with great pleasure that I can announce that we have another BDXC Audio Circle for you to listen to.  It's probably the longest programme that we have ever done and for your convenience it is split into three MP3 files.  If you are listening with one of the MP3 player programmes like iTunes they should all import and play as one continuous programme of around 2½ hours.  Please click on the links below to download them:




We hope that you enjoy the show, and the AC Team would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 Andew

Will Australian Labor Party revive ABC Australia ?



I covered the possibility of ABC Australia returning to the airways, in my Bits & Bytes column, Australia...the debate continues, in the just released winter edition of Global Radio Guide, now available at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L3RYTPG    

Australia’s Labor Party wants to turn the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s SW transmitters back on in the country’s remote Northern Territory

James Careless, 03 Dec 2018
OTTAWA — Assuming it wins the next Australian federal election — due to be held by May 19, 2019 — the country’s Labor opposition party has pledged to restore shortwave radio service to Australia’s remote and sparsely-populated Northern Territory.

At the time this was written, the Labor Party was leading the government’s Liberal/National multi-party coalition in voter preference by a margin of 4.5 percent; according to The Australian newspaper’s Nov. 25 Newspoll.

Funding
The shortwave service was killed by the state-owned Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Jan. 1, 2017 as a cost-cutting move. The shutdown, which is reputedly saving the cash-strapped ABC AU$1.9 million annually, turned off international broadcasts of Radio Australia and the ABC’s domestic service. They had been broadcast from ABC transmission facilities at Katherine, Tennant Creek, and Roe Creek (Alice Springs).

Additional story at: https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/opposition-will-restore-shuttered-abc-shortwave-broadcasts

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Top 10 DX of the Year begins December 1st




The TOP DX Radio Club invites you to the annual TOP 10 DX OF THE YEAR broadcast shortwave listener contest.

From 1 December 2018 (Saturday) 00:00 UTC to 31 December 2018 (Monday) 24:00 UTC The contest is open for all shortwave listeners and free of charge.

All the information is available on our website (www.topdx-radioclub.com
by clicking on TOP 10 DX OF THE YEAR. All the pages are bilingual: English on top, Hungarian on bottom. In case of any questions just send us a line and we will be happy to respond.

It is our pleasure to welcome you among the competitors so we are expecting you.
Best of luck and outstanding DXs to everyone.

(HCDX)

Radio Joystick set for Sunday broadcast

7330, Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show will be on air Sunday, December 2, 1100-1200 UTC.