Monday, August 27, 2018

One station left in Russia to monitor on shortwave

Once a powerhouse on shortwave, Russia has one station left to hear. 

Adygey Radio (GTRK Adygeya) is currently the only Russian regional station still broadcasting on shortwave. They hire the nearby Krasnodar (Armavir) transmitter site as follows:

All times UTC

1800-1900 Mon 6000-arm 100 kW to ME in Adyghe/Arabic/Turkish
1800-1900 Fri 6000-arm 100 kW to ME in Adyghe
1900-2000 Sun 6000-arm 100 kW to ME in Adyghe

The Adygey Republic is a small autonomous republic in the North Caucasus, within the Russian Federation. It has a population of around 440,000. It has its own language, Adgyghe, and you can also hear some very distinctive music from here during these broadcasts.
(Dave Kenny-UK, BrDXC-UK ng "Communication" monthly magazine Aug 2018,
Edition 525; direct, and via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #991/Top News 1353)

Radio Sakha remains silent on shortwave, from 27 April, 2018, broadcasting on HF has been terminated due to the stoppage of funding.