Friday, April 15, 2016

Domestic Broadcast Survey now available



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

The 59 years old DSWCI, which counts experienced DX-ers in 33 countries all over the world as members, will in April issue
the 18th  Edition of its annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey. This survey is divided into three parts:

Part 1: The 44th  edition of the Tropical Bands Survey covering all ACTIVE broadcasting stations on 2300 - 5700 kHz, including clandestines.

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. A16 schedules are included when available. About 65 domestic shortwave stations frequencies have left the bands. In order to make the DBS reliable, our own monitors around the world have checked throughout the period April 2015 – March 2016, if each of the 500 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, 2016   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.
All buyers of DBS-18 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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 are available to anybody at .

The 18 pages A-4 size DBS-18 is available by e-mail as pdf-format (about 350 kB).
A limited number is also available printed on paper for the last time, because the DSWCI is dissolved at the end of 2016!

Both are sold by the treasurer until December 01, 2016:

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