Monday, May 23, 2022

Radio Free Asia Announces Radio Pioneer QSL #6

  

May 1, 2022

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the 6th design in our ‘radio pioneer’ QSL card series. Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, 1866-1932, was a Canadian-born inventor who did a majority of his work in the United States. During his life, he received hundreds of patents in various fields, most notably ones related to radio and sonar. Fessenden is best known for his pioneering work developing radio technology, including the foundations of amplitude modulation (AM) radio. His achievements included the first transmission of speech by radio (1900), and the first two-way radio telegraphic communication across the Atlantic Ocean (1906). This is RFA’s 79th QSL design and is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May-August 2022.

RFA's Radio Pioneer QSL # 86 - Reginald Aubrey Fessenden

Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan (including Uke, Amdo, and Kham dialects), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in our editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of our target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of our broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest.  More information about RFA, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is always available at http://www.rfa.org. 

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports.  Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions.  RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.  RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers but also from our general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to: 

Reception Reports
Radio Free Asia
2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20036
United States of America 
(Aungthu Schlenker/RFA)

BBC Radio 4 adds new programming

 


Radio 4 i
s broadcasting an Archive on 4 program Tuning In this Friday (27 May) at 2100 BST originally broadcast in November 2012:


"The press fulminated, the enthusiasts were frustrated, and the radio manufacturers fumed. Despite the fact that Marconi had invented the radio before Queen Victoria had celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, radio in Britain took another 25 years to begin an official service to listeners. But when, on November 14th 1922 the British Broadcasting Company's station at Marconi House radiated to an awaiting nation "This is 2LO calling" for the first time under the company's name, it marked the start of the first and most distinguished public-service radio station in the world.

In the BBC's centenary year, historian Dominic Sandbrook explores the long and involved pre-BBC history of radio in Britain, how Britain's broadcaster got going and developed into an institution dedicated to entertainment, education, and information, discovers why Australian diva Dame Nellie Melba was involved, and how the improbably-named Captain Plugge made his first commercial broadcast to Britain, sponsored by Selfridges department store, from the Eiffel Tower. From Marconi to Savoy Hill via an old army hut in Essex, the story of the early radio in Britain."

It's been on BBC Sounds for some time and is now linked to on this week's Radio 4 schedules page.

Tim Wander has just published a new limited edition book Writtle 1922-2022, The Centenary of British Radio Broadcasting with many new, previously published and colorized photographs. 

As well as the history of Writtle it covers the early history of radio broadcasting, equipment used by listeners and broadcasters, the careers of those involved with 2MT, and the birth of the BBC. Some text is from his earlier books. Details at: https://2mtwrittle100.co.uk/
M Barraclough/BDXC) 

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 


Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
:Issued: 2022 May 23 0201 UTC
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#                Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 16 - 22 May 2022

Solar activity reached moderate levels on 16,18, and 20 May, and high levels on 19 May, due to M-flare activity. Region 3017 (N14, L=084, class/area=Cro/40 on 22 May) produced an M2/Sf flare at 16/1327 UTC and an M5/1f flare at 19/0719 UTC. Region 3014 (N24, L=105, class/area=Dkc/1190 on 20 May) was the largest and most magnetically complex region on the disk this period, and produced four M-flares; an M1/Sf flare at 18/2202 UTC, an M1/1n flare at 19/1009 UTC, an M1/Sf flare at 19/1516 UTC, and an M3/1b flare at 20/0745 UTC. Solar activity was at low levels over 21-22 May. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected during this period. 

No proton events were observed at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels throughout the summary period. 

Geomagnetic field activity was quiet to unsettled on 16-17 May due to positive polarity CH HSS effects. Quiet to unsettled conditions prevailed over 18-19 May following CH HSS influences. Additional positive polarity CH HSS influences were observed over 20-22 May with quiet to active conditions measured in response on 20 and 22 May. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 21 May. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 23 May - 18 June 2022

Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-flares throughout the forecast period. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to reach moderate levels on 26 May-11 Jun, and high levels on 23-25 May and 12-18 Jun. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach active levels in response to multiple recurrent CH HSSs on 11, 13, 16, and 18 Jun. Quiet and quiet to unsettled levels are expected to prevail throughout the remainder of the period. 

Product: 27-day Space Weather Outlook Table 27DO.txt
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#   UTC      Radio Flux   Planetary   Largest
#  Date       10.7 cm      A Index    Kp Index
2022 May 23     165           8          3
2022 May 24     163           5          2
2022 May 25     162           5          2
2022 May 26     158           5          2
2022 May 27     150          10          3
2022 May 28     142          10          3
2022 May 29     138           8          3
2022 May 30     135           5          2
2022 May 31     130           5          2
2022 Jun 01     125           5          2
2022 Jun 02     120           5          2
2022 Jun 03     120           5          2
2022 Jun 04     120           5          2
2022 Jun 05     115           5          2
2022 Jun 06     115           5          2
2022 Jun 07     130           5          2
2022 Jun 08     140           5          2
2022 Jun 09     150           5          2
2022 Jun 10     155           8          3
2022 Jun 11     155          14          4
2022 Jun 12     160          12          3
2022 Jun 13     165          14          4
2022 Jun 14     175           8          3
2022 Jun 15     175          12          3
2022 Jun 16     165          14          4
2022 Jun 17     165          14          3
2022 Jun 18     165          14          4
(NOAA)

Friday, May 20, 2022

Radio New Zealand announces new shortwave transmitter

 


RNZ Chief Executive and Editor-in-Chief Paul Thompson has welcomed the budget investment in RNZ Pacific shortwave transmitters.

In Budget 2022 the Government announced $4.4 million dollars capital funding for a new transmitter for RNZ Pacific.

RNZ Pacific broadcasts into the wider Pacific on shortwave 24 hours a day, collaborating with 22 broadcasting partners across the region. Its current primary transmitter is nearing end of life, and its other transmitter has in effect already been retired.

“The value of the RNZ Pacific service can’t be underestimated. Our voice reaches all parts of the Pacific, at times with critical information such as cyclone warnings. During the Tonga eruption, when the undersea cable was cut, RNZ Pacific short wave was a lifeline source of information,” said Thompson.
This investment secures a productive future for our unique voice. The attraction of the shortwave service is its robustness, and the ability to have the signal travel great distances, and achieve good audiences,” he said.

RNZ Pacific broadcasts enhance the Government’s Pacific strategy as we share our history, culture, politics and demographics. The strategy is underpinned by the building of deeper, more mature partnerships with Pacific Island countries, and by supporting their independence and sustainable social and economic resilience.

Since the ABC ceased its shortwave broadcasting the only other shortwave broadcaster in the region is Radio China. Thompson says RNZ can now start work on its infrastructure development with a new transmitter likely to take approximately 12 months to get in place depending subject to further project planning.
(A Pennington/BDXC)

New additional shortwave transmitter for Radio New Zealand Pacific! Some feedback from Radio New Zealand Pacific Technical Manager - Adrian Sainsbury: “We are absolutely delighted with the surprise news of funding for a new transmitter after repeated requests over many years. Radio New Zealand Pacific is a lone voice on HF amongst a myriad of China Radio transmissions! It will improve the analog transmissions so it can be maintained 24/7. Currently when in DRM mode there is no AM service. It will be possible to run simultaneously on DRM and on AM frequencies!.” (DX Mix-Bulgaria)

VOA frequency updates for relays

 


All times UTC


Voice of America - to Africa via Selebi-Phikwe & Pinheira
1700-1800 - 6045 BOT 100 kW / 010 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele Mon-Fri, ex 6040 (Botswana)
1800-1900 - 6045 SAO 100 kW / 138 deg to ZWE  English/Shona/Ndebele Mon-Fri, ex 6040 
(Sao Tome)
1930-2000 - 6045 SAO 100 kW / 100 deg to SoAf Kirundi Mon-Fri, ex 6040 (Sao Tome)
2000-2030 - 6045 BOT 100 kW / 350 deg to CeAf French Daily, additional (Botswana)
(DXB 19 May 2022)

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Shortwave radiogram schedules


 This weekend, we in the northeast USA will get our first taste of hot weather. Temperatures will be in the mid-90s F, or about 35C. We will quickly find out if our air conditioning keeps the radios and PCs cool enough for reception and decoding.


A video of last weekend's Shortwave Radiogram (program 256)  is provided by Scott in Ontario (Friday 1300 UTC). (See also tutorials on how to use Fldigi by GueroGram here and here.) The audio archive is maintained by Mark in the UK. The analysis is prepared by Roger in Germany.

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 256, 19-24 May 2022, in MFSK modes as noted:
 
 1:34  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:41  MFSK32: Wireless power transmission at 10 GHz*
 7:47  MFSK64: Cubesat will prepare for Lunar Gateway mission*
13:22  MFSK64: This week's images*
28:31  MFSK32: Closing announcements

* with image(s)
Please send reception reports to radiogram@verizon.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 Gateway Wiki https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Shortwave_Radiogram_Gateway 

Shortwave Radiogram Transmission Schedule
UTC Day UTC Time Frequency  Transmitter
Thursday  2330-2400 9265 kHz WINB Pennsylvania
Friday    1300-1330 15770 kHz WRMI Florida
Friday 1500-1530 15750 kHz DRM WINB Pennsylvania
Saturday  0230-0300 9265 kHz  WINB Pennsylvania
Sunday 2330-2400 7730 kHz  WRMI Florida
Monday 0800-0830 5850 kHz  7780 kHz  WRMI Florida
Tuesday 1430-1500 9955 kHz  WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. A 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/. 

“This is a Music Show” Most of the show is a music show, but the host transmits some MFSK-64 text and image near the end of the broadcast.  It’s transmitted on WRMI, Thursdays at 0200-0300 UTC on 5850 kHz (Wednesday evening in the Americas). Also, look for a waterfall ID at the beginning of the show. thisisamusicshow@gmail.com  www.twitter.com/ThisIsAMusicSho/    @ThisIsAMusicSho  https://thisisamusicshow.com

Pop Shop Radio from British Columbia, Canada, includes "a whole variety of pop music, such as records from the 1960s and 1970s that were played on Top-40 radio stations not only in North America but also on offshore radio and stations like Radio Luxembourg." The programs now include some MFSK text and an image. Website: popshopradio.ca. Twitter: @popshopradio1  Email: radiopopshop@gmail.com.

Thanks for your reception reports!
Kim 

Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Shortwave Radiogram
Reporting on international broadcasting at https://twitter.com/kaedotcom 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Radio Angela, May broadcast schedule


 
Radio Angela (WBCQ 5130 kHz) Effective May 16 2022. Programs in English unless otherwise indicated. All times/dates US EDT – add 4 hours to convert to UTC. (Example: Sundays 10pm-12am EDT = Mondays 0200-0400 UTC)

Sundays: 10pm-12am: WBCQ Concert Hall (2-hr program) Host: Bill Tilford, Sirjack Scratchy and guests (US) Format: Long-form (opera, symphony) classical with short works added as needed. 

Mondays: 10pm-11pm: Marion’s Attic Host(s): Marion Webster and Kristina (US) Format: Late 19th-early 20th Century recordings
11pm-12am: Weeks 1 and 3: Bluegrass State of Mind. (WBCQ Archival Show) Host: Danny Haller (US) Format: Bluegrass. 

Weeks 2 and 4 (and 5 when needed): The Roots of The Country (bluegrass hour) Host: Stu Fleischhaker (Canada) Format: Bluegrass 

NEW: 12am-12:10am (Tues): Radio Angela After Midnight (EarthDate &/or Science & The Sea + comedy bits) Tuesdays: 10pm-11pm: Behavior Night Host: Sirjack Scratchy (US) Format: Early 20th Century US jazz and swing 11pm-12am: Jetzt Geht’s Los! (We’re Off!) (Deutsch) Host: Oliver (Germany) Format: Early 20th Century German jazz and swing

NEW: 12am 12:10am (Wed): Radio Angela After Midnight (EarthDate &/or Science & The Sea + comedy bits) 

Wednesdays: 10pm-11pm: Weeks 1 and 3: Scorched Earth Radio Host John McMullan (US) Format: Brand new recordings, multiple genres 

Week 2: Tom Call Theater Host(s) Tom Call and ensemble players (US) Format: Radio plays Week 4: Radio New Music Host: Randy Lee Holt Format: New releases by original artists

Week 5 (when needed): WBCQ Open Mic & Watch This Space Host: Varies Format: Listener submissions and other varied content 11pm-12am: International night, rotating every week Week 1: Canadian Content Radio Host: Sean Welsh (Canada) Format: Canadian bands and other music with a Canadian connection Week 2: Far Out East Host: David Pakula (Russia) Format: Funk, Fusion, Jazz, Rock etc from Eastern Europe to Japan Week 3: Maria Bonita (en español) Host: Luis Alejandro Vallebueno (Mexico) Format: in Spanish, music from all over Mexico. 

Week 4: FinnFolk Host: Sauli Heikkilá (Finland) Format: Traditional and contemporary folk from Finland with occasional forays other places Week 5 (as needed): WBCQ Polka Party Hosts: Marion & Kristina (US) Format: Polkas, waltzes etc NEW: 12am-12:10am (Thurs): Radio Angela After Midnight (EarthDate &/or Science & The Sea + comedy bits) Thursdays NEW: 10pm-10:30pm: The Pirate Joe Literary Half-hour with J.P. Ferraro Host: J. P. Ferraro (US) Format: Literary reads 

NEW: 10:30pm-10:55pm: Plain Old Doug Show Host: Doug Feldmann (US) Format: Eclectic, prominently but not exclusively featuring early string band music. NEW: 10:55pm-11:00 pm Line Break Host: Tammy Walker (US) Format: Poetry

11pm-12am: Weeks 1 and 3: Scorched Earth Radio Repeats Host John McMullan (US) Format: Brand new recordings, multiple genres NEW: Week 2: Colombian All Music (Bilingual English/Español)) Host: Cesar Rodríguez Charry (Colombia) Format: Various genres of music from Colombia
Weeks 4 & 5 as needed:

 Watch This Space: rotating repeats of other shows & varied content (Week 4 in May 2022 only is an hour by Texas Radio Shortwave, which normally broadcasts on WBCQ’s 6160 frequency.) NEW: 12am - 12:10am (Fri): Radio Angela After Midnight (EarthDate &/or Science & The Sea + comedy bits) Fridays 10pm-11pm: International Night Repeats (See Wednesday Hour 2) 11pm-12am: From the Isle of Music (mixed English / Español) Host: Bill Tilford (US) Format: Music from Cuba and Cubans abroad. 

Saturdays: 10pm-11pm: Ginga Brasil (“Jeengah”) Host: Julio Cesar Pereira (Brazil) Format: Music From Brazil
11pm-12am: Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot Host: Uncle Bill Tilford (US) Format: World music and comedy from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between.
(Bill Tilford/Tilford Productions)

Shiokaze updates broadcast schedule

 

Clandestine station, Shiokaze - without jamming, it was changed on the 12th as soon as I wrote that there was no frequency change. Even today, the radio waves from Yamata are extremely strong, there is no interference, and it sounds clear. The 1300 broadcast on Thursday is Korean in both the first half and the second half.

Broadcasting by the Abduction Issue Headquarters in the 1300s, Tashkent, and transmission to Taiwan are all good. The audio files on the website are updated weekly, but the frequency is still B21. We cannot display strange times such as 27:30. The same program is out for a week at this time.

The frequency of the 1405 "Shiokaze" has also been changed. Along with the broadcast of 1705, "Furusato no Kaze" appears at this time.

JSR Shiokaze, May 12 ~
1300-1400 5935, 6070
1405-1435 6090, 7325
1600-1700 5920,
6165 1705-1800 5980, 7435

The 1430's "Furusato no Kaze" is powerful at 11955, 9705, and 9685kHz. It started with the nostalgic Japanese song "soap bubbles". The explanation of the abduction issue is about Megumi Yokota. Mr. Yokota, who lived in Niigata Prefecture at that time, was abducted by North Korea on the evening of November 15, 1977 when he left school for badminton, a junior high school club activity in Niigata City. She was 13 at the time. It became publicly known in the press that she was abducted 20 years later. The abduction of junior high school girls has attracted attention as a symbol of North Korea's brutal and abduction cases. North Korea has been abducted, but her ex-husband submitted a fake remains in 2004, saying that she had already died, and her death date was changed from March 1993 to April 1994, and there is no credibility at all. In order to camouflage the relationship with the top, it is inconvenient for North Korea unless it is killed.

"Furusato no Koe" is a message to Megumi Yokota, who passed away on June 5, 2020, and was held in April 2017 in Tokyo by her father, Shigeru Yokota. It is a difficult-to-hear message that makes you feel the age from the recording at "Save the Victims! National Grand Rally". Then, the message recorded in February 2015, at this time, the energy itself can be clearly heard. She also states that she met her grandson in Mongolia. And from her mother, Sakie Yokota, a new message from the Niigata Prefectural Assembly in December 2021 has been released. Next, her younger brother, Takuya Yokota, who was four years younger than her, became the representative of her family association from the recording at the international symposium hosted by the Government of Japan in December 2021. Also states. Similarly, Mr. Tetsuya Yokota sent a recording message at the Niigata Prefectural Assembly in November 20210.

"Today's Song" is the song "Furusato" sung by all the participants from the government-sponsored International Symposium Part 3 Mini Concert on December 14, 2019. This program has the same content as April 11th and 18th, 2022.

The 1600 "Shiokaze" came out at 5920 and 6165kHz. Yamata's radio waves were strong during this time as well, completely crushing the 5920kHz VOF. CRI interference at 6165kHz has no effect.

The 1705 came out at 5980 and 7435kHz. At 7435kHz, faxes below 1kHz are strong, and interference is intense depending on the receiver. If you cut the lower side, it sounds clear.
(Radio From Broadcasting Overseas)

Ukrainian radio stations list



  
UKRAINE
The Radio Reporter blog ran a couple of features last month about Ukraine:
On April 9th, Many Radio Stations Active From The Kiev Tower is a list of which stations were transmitting before the war and which ones are still on the air. There are also links to Ukrainian media websites plus radio stations that are streaming

On April 26th, it announced that the medium wave was switched back on to support the FM network.
(via BrDXC-ng May 11)

Ukrainian Radio with news in English has confirmed on 08 May at 00.01-01.09 UT & on 10th May at 00.01-00.06 UT on MW 657, 1278 & 1404 kHz in parallel & with delay of 2-3 minutes on 873 kHz. No  signals of earlier mentioned frequencies of 801, 1377 & or 1449 kHz
(Rumen Pankov-BUL, via wwdxc BC-DX Topnews May 12)
(WWDXC Top Nx 14 May 2022) 





Update on Moldovan transmitter explosions

 

MOLDOVA   PRIDNESTROVIE (TRANSNISTRIUM)

Message from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the PMR:

After the antenna explosions that occurred last week, the television and radio center was under heavy guard. On the night of May 3, while patrolling the territory of the PRTC, border guards found a drone. The drone has been neutralized.

An investigative team, experts, and sappers arrived at the scene of the incident. Experts investigated the location of the drone detection and the attached cargo.

The drone with a diameter of one and a half meters is assembled from various components. The equipment is so powerful that it is able to move loads up to 20 kg up to 30 km from the operator who controls it.

Attached to the aircraft was a five-liter plastic canister containing an unknown brown liquid and a plastic box approximately 60 cm long and 25 cm in diameter, which contained 2 kg of plastid. The explosives were loaded with detonators. The whole structure was closed on a radio device, which was supposed to work remotely.

A drone with such a dangerous cargo, according to experts, was launched from the Ukrainian side.

Probably, the attackers planned sabotage. Their goal was a hangar, where mechanisms were installed for cooling the transformers of the radio and television center. In the event that they managed to realize their plans, important equipment of the PRTC would be disabled.
(Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1184 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

Forwarded from TSV Pridnestrovie

Everything is calm in Mayak, but the employees are nervous, Vitaly Kucherenko, director of the radio and television center, told TSV.

"The night passed calmly. There were no new drones. The situation in the team is nervous, we calm people down. Everyone goes to work. Our team rest live in the Rybnitsa district and other villages of the Grigoriopol district."

A drone with a plastid and an incendiary mixture was neutralized on the territory of the radio and television center yesterday. They wanted to destroy the transformer cooling system with a drone and disable the entire RTC.
(Dmitriy N.P., [May 05, 17:54], Radio reception - Telegram;
via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1184 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)

Why is it important for someone to destroy the Mayak relay in Transnistria?

A veteran of the armed forces, Igor Dudkevich from the PMR, discusses why the Mayak radio and television center is the target for destruction.
Video in Russian - 0:57 m/sec
https://vk.com/radioko?z=video161080476_456239041%2F0aa8f1f0b01eaf58f1%2Fpl_wall_-161080476
https://vk.com/radioko
(via Anatoly Klepov-RUS, RUSdx #1184 via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews May 8)
(WWDXC Top Nx 14 May 2022)

Malaysia's RTM Tagalog station closes after nearly 50 years

 

An international radio station run by Radio Televisyen Malaysia in the Philippine language Tagalog has ceased operations after nearly 50 years.

The station, Suara Malaysia-Tagalog, was launched in October 1973 and operated by Radio Malaysia Sabah as part of the Voice of Malaysia, RTM’s international service.

Originally broadcast from a transmitting station near the state capital, Kota Kinabalu, it became an online-only station in 2011. It went to air for two hours each evening.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the government had made the decision to terminate it for several reasons.

“Initially, the radio station was established to broadcast on the Malaysian government’s policies to bolster ties between Malaysia and the Philippines, particularly for listeners in the southern part of the country.

“However, the decision to terminate the radio station was taken after considering several justifications, especially since it was not an effective platform to communicate information due to poor listenership.

“The station also fell short of achieving its original objective and the Foreign Ministry found that it no longer played an important role in contributing towards diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Philippines.”

Mr Annuar said its closure would save costs for RTM Sabah and resources could be channelled to improve other services in the East Malaysian state.
https://www.abu.org.my/2022/05/05/rtm-tagalog-station-closes-after-nearly-50-years/

This does not represent Malaysia's RTM Sarawak relay on 9835 in Malay; or RTM Wai/Limbang relay on 11665 kHz in Iban/Malay. Website: http://www.rtm.gov.my

South Korea's KBS World, summer schedule

 


KBS World - South Korea

All times UTC

0100-0200  9580 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM Japanese
0100-0200 11880 GB  250 kW 176 deg to SoAM Spanish

0200-0300  9580 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM English
0200-0300 11810 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM Japanese
0200-0300 15575 KIM 250 kW 040 deg to WeNoAM Spanish
0300-0400 11810 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM Korean

0700-0800 11620 WOF 250 kW 102 deg to WeEUR Korean
0800-0900  6155 KIM 100 kW non-dir to EaAS Japanese
0800-0900  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Japanese
0800-0900  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Korean
0800-0900  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English

0900-1000  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Korean
0900-1000  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Korean
0900-1000  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English
0900-1000 15160 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Korean

1000-1100  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Korean
1000-1030  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English
1030-1100  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese

1100-1200  7275 KIM 250 kW non-dir to EaAS Korean
1100-1200 11795 KIM 250 kW 081 deg to SoAM Spanish

1130-1230  6095 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese
1130-1230  9770 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
1200-1300  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian

1300-1400  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS English
1300-1400  9645 KIM 100 kW 304 deg to CeAS Russian
1300-1400 15575 KIM 250 kW 040 deg to WeNoAM English

1400-1500  9570 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
1400-1500  9785 KIM 250 kW 264 deg to SoAS English
1400-1500 15575 KIM 250 kW 040 deg to WeNoAM Korean

1500-1600  9515 KIM 250 kW 304 deg to WeEUR English
1500-1600  9785 KIM 250 kW 264 deg to SoAS English
1530-1600  9640 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese

1600-1700  7275 KIM 250 kW 305 deg to EaEUR Korean
1600-1700  9515 KIM 250 kW 304 deg to WeEUR English
1600-1700  9640 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS English
1600-1700  9740 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to NE/ME Korean
1600-1700  9805 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian

1700-1800  9515 KIM 250 kW 304 deg to WeEUR Korean
1700-1800  9740 KIM 250 kW 290 deg to SoEUR Spanish

1800-1900 11785 WOF 300 kW 066 deg to EaEUR Russian
1900-2000  6145 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR French

2000-2100  3955 WOF 250 kW 114 deg to WeEUR German
2000-2100  5950 ISS 250 kW 175 deg to NoWeAF French
2000-2100  6090 WOF 250 kW 172 deg to NoEaAF Arabic

2200-2300  9805 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
2200-2300 11810 KIM 250 kW 305 deg to WEUR English

2300-2330  7275 KIM 100 kW 225 deg to SoEaAS Vietnamese
2300-2400  7215 KIM 100 kW 290 deg to EaAS Chinese
2300-2400  9805 KIM 100 kW 205 deg to SoEaAS Chinese
(DX MIX-BUL, via Walter Eibl-D, DXM of wwdxc May 15)
(WWDXC Top Nx/14 May 2022)

All India Radio, summer schedule

 

All India Radio External Service

All times UTC

0030-0900   594.0 MW Chinsurah 1000 kW  SoAS Bangla

0100-0230  9874.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS Tibetan
0130-0230 13710.0 BGL 500 kW 120 deg to SoEaAS Indonesian
0145-0315 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS Nepali
0300-0400  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  SoAS Baluchi DRM mode
0300-0430  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to SoAS Baluchi
0315-0415 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to SoEaAS Burmese
0400-0745  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  SoAS Urdu DRM mode
0430-0600  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS Dari
0430-0600 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS Pashto
0500-0600 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic
0800-0830 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Persian
0900-1030 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS Nepali
0930-1130  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  SoAS Urdu DRM mode
1000-1830   594.0 MW Chinsurah 1000 kW  SoAS Bangla
1030-1200 13795.0 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Chinese
1045-1215 11589.8 DEL 100 kW 102 deg to CeAS Tibetan
1130-1200  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  SoAS Saraiki DRM mode
1200-1330  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  SoAS Punjabi DRM mode
1215-1315 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 240 deg to EaAF Swahili
1230-1330  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to SoAS Baluchi
1230-1400 11559.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS Pashto
1330-1500  1071.0 MW Rajkot of 1000 kW  WeAS Dari
1330-1500  9949.8 DEL 100 kW 282 deg to WeAS Dari
1330-1500 15030.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Dari
1615-1730  9620.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WeAS Persian
1730-1930  9620.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to NE/ME Arabic
1930-2030  9620.0 BGL 500 kW 300 deg to WEUR French DRM mode
2345-0115 13795.0 BGL 500 kW 060 deg to EaAS Chinese

BGL=Bengaluru 1x500 kW: 9620.0 - 13710.0 - 13795.0 - 15030.0 kHz all even or some plus 2 to 4 Hertz on upper sideband, wb.
DEL=New Delhi Kingsway 2x100 kW: 9874.8 - 9949.8 - 11559.8 - 11589.8 kHz
(via DX MIX-BUL, via Walter Eibl-D, DXM of wwdxc May 15)
(WWDXC Top Nx 1504/14 May 2022)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletina


 
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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 09 - 15 May 2022

Solar activity ranged from low to high levels. Region 3006 (S30, L=235, class/area=Eai/180 on 10 May) produced the strongest event of the period, an impulsive X1/1b at 10/1355 UTC. Type II and Type IV radio sweeps occurred near the event but wasn't clear if it was associated with activity near the E limb, which also produced an associated CME around the same time. The region only produced C-class activity after that event and slowly decayed over the next several days. Region 3007 (S24, L=184, class/area=Ekc/350 on 12 May) produced an M1/1n flare on 11/1648 UTC. While being the most complex region on the visible disk, it also only produced C-class activity through the end of the reporting period. The remaining spotted regions on the visible disk were relatively simple and produced only low-level X-ray activity. 

Other activities included several M-flare events that were produced from activity from around both the E and W limbs. An M2 flare at 11/1858 UTC from the vicinity of Region 3004 (S16, L=324, class/area=Dkc/500 on 05 May), which had around the W limb two days before, produced a Type II and Type IV radio sweep. Ejecta from the several CMEs observed during the period were determined to be off the Sun-Earth line, with only the periphery of some of the CMEs having the potential to cause minor enhancements near Earth. 

No proton events above S1 (Minor) were observed at geosynchronous orbit. An enhancement below the S1 threshold was observed after the M2 flare from old Region 3004 around the W limb. The maximum >10 MeV proton flux was 5 pfu, observed early on 12 May. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit was at normal to moderate levels throughout the reporting period. 

Geomagnetic field activity ranged from quiet to active conditions. Unsettled conditions that were observed on 09 May and 13 May were likely associated with weak enhancements from transient activity. Unsettled conditions on 14 May into active conditions on 15 May were associated with the onset CIR followed by influence from a positive polarity CH HSS. Solar wind speeds increased from the mid 300's km/s to ~570 km/s on 15 May. The remainder of the reporting period was at quiet levels. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 16 May - 11 June 2022

Solar activity is expected to be low levels throughout most of the outlook period. With the exception of 21-22 May, regions associated with M-flare activity are expected to be present on the visible disk, carrying with them a slight chance for M-class activity. 

No proton events are expected at geosynchronous orbit.

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at moderate levels from 16-25 May and 05-11 Jun. High levels are expected from 26 May - to 04 Jun and are associated with influence from anticipated CH HSS activity. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to be at quiet to G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels. G1 levels are likely on 24 May; active levels are likely on 16 May, 25-17 May, and 11 Jun; unsettled levels are likely on 17 May, 19-20 May, 28 May, and 10 Jun. All elevations in geomagnetic activity are anticipated in response to multiple, recurrent CH HSSs. The remainder of the outlook period is expected to be at mostly quiet levels. 

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2022 May 16     154          14          4
2022 May 17     152           8          3
2022 May 18     152           5          2
2022 May 19     150           8          3
2022 May 20     148           8          3
2022 May 21     140           5          2
2022 May 22     140           5          2
2022 May 23     145           5          2
2022 May 24     142          18          5
2022 May 25     142          15          4
2022 May 26     138          15          4
2022 May 27     136          15          4
2022 May 28     136           8          3
2022 May 29     138           5          2
2022 May 30     140           5          2
2022 May 31     140           5          2
2022 Jun 01     143           5          2
2022 Jun 02     143           5          2
2022 Jun 03     143           5          2
2022 Jun 04     140           5          2
2022 Jun 05     136           5          2
2022 Jun 06     138           5          2
2022 Jun 07     138           5          2
2022 Jun 08     140           5          2
2022 Jun 09     150           5          2
2022 Jun 10     154           8          3
2022 Jun 11     154          14          4
(NOAA)

Thursday, May 05, 2022

18th Edition of the Global Radio Guide (Summer 2022) Now Available

 


For Immediate Release                                                                                 Thursday, May 5, 2022

 

18th Edition of the Global Radio Guide (Summer 2022) Now Available

 

Familiar players and familiar places. 

 Familiar fears pushed by familiar voices.

 The world has held its breath during the Russian invasion of Ukraine as images of the human suffering of war have brought back old memories and old fears from years gone by.

 Just like these events have brought up once buried feelings, it has also brought what many thought to be “old” technology back to the forefront.  While internet access is one of the first targets of invading regimes intent on controlling the narrative, the vast reach of shortwave radio transcends borders and other forms of connectivity.

 It is déjà vu with a front-row view.

 For those who want to be on the front lines of the action, Gayle Van Horn’s (W4GVH) 18th Edition of her Amazon bestselling Global Radio Guide (Summer 2022) has all of the details you need to catch up with the latest from the front lines.

 As one of the only remaining publications available with international broadcast frequencies and schedules, the Global Radio Guide (GRG) puts everything a radio enthusiast needs to navigate the action right in their hands.

 In this completely updated edition, regular GRG contributors Ken Reitz, KS4ZR, and Fred Waterer (both also of The Spectrum Monitor) post features on monitoring the international broadcasters at the very forefront of the events.  Larry Van Horn, N5FPW, adds his detailed information on monitoring of utilities on the shortwave bands, including military communications. 

 With the help of the GRG, you can tune in to shortwave broadcast stations from additional hotspots such as China, Cuba, India, Iran, North/South Korea, Taiwan, and many other counties. If you have a shortwave radio receiver, SDR or Internet connection, pair it with this unique radio resource to know when and where to listen to the world.

 This newest edition of the GRG carries on the tradition of those before it with an in-depth, 24-hour station/frequency guide with schedules for selected AM band, longwave, and shortwave radio stations. This unique resource is the only radio publication that lists by-hour schedules that include all language services, frequencies, and world target areas for over 500 stations worldwide.

 The GRG includes listings of DX radio programs and Internet website addresses for many of the stations in the book. There are also entries for time and frequency stations as well as some of the more “intriguing” transmissions one can find on the shortwave radio bands.

 In addition to the global hotspots, the GRG brings the world to you from other places on the radio dial.

 Gayle Van Horn brings us into the tropics with her regular stroll through the tropical bands – one of the most challenging and rewarding pursuits for the shortwave listener.

 Not only are the bands heating up with world events, but the HF bands themselves are becoming more alive as our sun wakes up from its slumber.  What impact will this renewed solar activity have on listening?  Tad Cook, K7RA, shares his atmospheric expertise with a primer on radio propagation while maintaining an eye on the ever-evolving Solar Cycle 25. 

 A bit lower on your radio dial, DX Central’s Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, breaks down the basics of getting started with mediumwave DX and even gives us a fun summer project by diving into the powerful KAZ antenna that listeners can use to pull in elusive mediumwave signals from far beyond their home.

 Whether you monitor shortwave radio broadcasts, mediumwave, amateur radio operators, or aeronautical, maritime, government, or military communications in the HF radio spectrum, this book has the information you need to help you to hear it all. Teak Publishing’s Global Radio Guide "brings the world to you."

 You can find this edition of the Global Radio Guide, along with all of our titles currently available for purchase, on the Teak Publishing Web site at www.teakpublishing.com.  Details will be available at www.teakpublishing.com.

 The 18th 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/B09ZK1HWFY/

 

The price for this latest edition is US$8.99. 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.

 

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Summer frequency updates, T8WH-Palau

 

Palau   

T8WH Angel 4 and T8WH Angel 5 via Medorn

All times UTC

T8WH Angel 4
0830-1005 on 15680 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Hope Radio Sat
0105-0305 on 15680 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Hope Radio Sun
0800-0920 on 15680 HBN 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English Hope Radio Sun

T8WH Angel 5
0800-0835 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Hope Radio Mon
0800-0850 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Hope Radio Tue-Fri
0830-1005 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Hope Radio Sat
0800-1250 on  9965 HBN 100 kW / 345 deg to NEAs English Hope Radio Sun
Very good signal on 9965 kHz May 4 via SDR Yuseong-gu Daejeon in Korea
(DXB 04 May 2022)

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Summer frequency updates, KNLS stations

 


All times UTC

Updated schedule of WCB KNLS Madagascar World Voice via Mahajanga
1800-1900 on  9885 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#2 KNLS New Life Station
1800-1900 on 13670 MWV 100 kW / 310 deg to WeAf English tx#3 African Pathways Radio
1900-2000 on  9845 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to EaEu Russian tx#2 KNLS New Life Station
1900-2000 on 13670 MWV 100 kW / 340 deg to N/ME Arabic  tx#3 Radio Feda
2000-2100 on 13710 MWV 100 kW / 355 deg to N/ME Arabic  tx#2 Radio Feda
2000-2100 on 11965 MWV 100 kW / 295 deg to CeAf English tx#3 African Pathways Radio
2100-2200 on 11610 MWV 100 kW / 325 deg to WeEu Chinese tx#2 The Light of Life
2100-2200 on  9765 MWV 100 kW / 265 deg to SoAm Portug. tx#3 Palavra Alegre
2200-2300 on  9765 MWV 100 kW / 265 deg to SoAm Portug. tx#3 Palavra Alegre
2200-2300 on 11610 MWV 100 kW / 325 deg to NWAf Arabic  tx#2 Radio Feda
0200-0300 on  6180 MWV 100 kW / 265 deg to SoAm Spanish tx#2 La Voz Alegre
0200-0300 on 11880 MWV 100 kW / 040 deg to SoAs English tx#3 KNLS New Life Station
0300-0400 on  6180 MWV 100 kW / 265 deg to SoAm Spanish tx#2 La Voz Alegre
0300-0400 on 13760 MWV 100 kW / 040 deg to SoAs English tx#3 KNLS New Life Station
0400-0500 on 11825 MWV 100 kW / 295 deg to CeAf English tx#2 African Pathways Radio
0400-0500 on 17530 MWV 100 kW / 055 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#3 The Light of Life




Updated schedule of KNLS The New Life Station only via Anchor Point tx#1
0800-0900 on  9695 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#2, inactive at present
0800-0900 on 11875 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#1, on air as scheduled
0900-1000 on  9695 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#2, inactive at present
0900-1000 on 11875 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#1, on air as scheduled
1000-1100 on  9580 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1, ON AIR, ex via tx#2
1000-1100 on  9685 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#2, NOT ON AIR, ex tx#1
1100-1200 on  9580 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#2, inactive at present
1100-1200 on  9730 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to EaAs Chinese tx#1, on air as scheduled
1200-1300 on  7355 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#2, inactive at present
1200-1300 on  9795 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1, on air as scheduled
1300-1400 on  7395 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, inactive at present
1300-1400 on  9740 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#1, on air as scheduled
1400-1500 on  7355 NLS 100 kW / 285 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, NOT ON AIR, ex tx#1
1400-1500 on  9580 NLS 100 kW / 270 deg to SEAs English tx#1, ON AIR, ex via tx#2
1500-1600 on  9760 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, NOT ON AIR, ex tx#1
1500-1600 on  9800 NLS 100 kW / 300 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1, ON AIR, ex via tx#2
1600-1800 on  9580 NLS 100 kW / 315 deg to NEAs Russian tx#1, ON AIR, ex via tx#2
1600-1800 on 11870 NLS 100 kW / 315 deg to NEAs Chinese tx#2, NOT ON AIR, ex tx#1
(DXB 02 May 2022)

Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins

 

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Highlights of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 25 April - 01 May 2022

Solar activity reached high levels during the period with an X1.1 flare at 30/1347 UTC from Region 2994 (N14, L=105, class/area Eko/670 on 25 Apr). This event was accompanied by a Type II radio emission (est 1071 km/s shock speed). This region produced the bulk of the activity during the period, including several M-class flares. Regions 2993 (N19, L=111, class/area Cao/200 on 25 Apr), 2995 (N13, L-75, class/area Hsx/210 on 25 Apr), and 2996 (N24, L=63, class/area Cro/30 on 25 Apr) each produced an M-class flare. There were numerous CMEs associated with the flare activity during the period but the regions were all either on or beyond the East or West limbs and not Earth-directed. 

The greater than 10 MeV proton flux became elevated with a peak flux 4.2 pfu at 29/2145 UTC, likely associated with an M1.2 flare from Region 2996. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit reached high levels on 29 Apr and 1 May due to influences from a combination of a CH HSS and transient passage. 

Geomagnetic field activity reached G1(Minor) storm levels on 27 Apr due to influences from the transient passage. G1 levels were also observed on 30 Apr due to a combination of CH HSS influences and a possible transient passage. Active levels were observed on 28-29 Apr due to CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels were observed on 25-26 Apr and 1 May. 

Forecast of Solar and Geomagnetic Activity 02 May - 28 May 2022

Solar activity is expected to be at low levels with a chance for moderate levels on 11-25 May due to Regions 2993 and 2994 rotating back on the disk. Very low to low levels are expected on 2-10 May and 26-28 May. 

There is a slight chance for a proton event at geosynchronous orbit on 11-25 May due to the potential from Regions 2993 and 2994 rotating back onto the visible disk. 

The greater than 2 MeV electron flux at geosynchronous orbit is expected to be at moderate to high levels on 2-4 May, 14-17 May, and 26-28 May due to influences from recurrent CH HSS activity. Normal to moderate levels are expected for the remainder of the period. 

Geomagnetic field activity is expected to reach G1 (Minor) storm levels on 24 May due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Unsettled to active levels are expected on 2 May, 20 May, and 25-27 May also due to recurrent CH HSS influences. Quiet to unsettled levels are
expected for the remainder of the period. 

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2022 May 02     105          15          4
2022 May 03     105           8          3
2022 May 04     105           5          2
2022 May 05     102           5          2
2022 May 06     100           5          2
2022 May 07      97           5          2
2022 May 08      97           5          2
2022 May 09      97           5          2
2022 May 10      99           5          2
2022 May 11     102           5          2
2022 May 12     108           5          2
2022 May 13     115           8          3
2022 May 14     120          10          3
2022 May 15     125           8          3
2022 May 16     125           5          2
2022 May 17     125           5          2
2022 May 18     125           5          2
2022 May 19     127           5          2
2022 May 20     127          12          4
2022 May 21     130           8          3
2022 May 22     128           5          2
2022 May 23     125           5          2
2022 May 24     122          18          5
2022 May 25     118          15          4
2022 May 26     118          15          4
2022 May 27     114          15          4
2022 May 28     110           8          3
(NOAA)

Friday, April 29, 2022

Shortwave Central YouTube channel video additions

 

The following videos have been uploaded to the Shortwave Central YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShortwaveCentral Your likes, comments, and subscription are welcomed. 

Eritrea, Voice of the Broad Masses-Prgm 1 https://youtu.be/RFPeNQu8zJM
Ethiopia, Amhara Radio https://youtu.be/C9G6slJ12d8

Radio Japan/NHK World - Madagascar relay (Hindi)https://youtu.be/bnoeKfMcvX0
Radio Japan/NHK World - Madagascar relay (Swahili) https://youtu.be/j2BfBKHU78k 
Radio Japan/NHK World - France relay (Persian)  https://youtu.be/yHQhq9MvBRI
Radio Japan/NHK World - France relay (Japanese)  https://youtu.be/axSx_kiL0UA
Radio Japan/NHK World - United Arab Emirates relay (Urdu) https://youtu.be/vtBLh01pP3Q

Radio Taiwan International - (Thai)  https://youtu.be/LiJ_SQxCREo
Radio Taiwan International - (Chinese)  https://youtu.be/pxXtd_dH9xo
Radio Taiwan International - (Indonesian) https://youtu.be/L1iWHAbh6PQ
Radio Taiwan International - Bulgaria relay (French) https://youtu.be/vCBDFwQmxuU

Tilford Productions schedules, May 1-7

 

WBCQ Concert Hall, May 1 (2) 2022, 10pm-12am EDT
(0200-0400 UTC) 
Radio Angela, WBCQ 4790 kHz
This week: Pagliacci and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concierto # 2 plus some poetry read by Lainie Petersen.  



Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, May 1 & 7, 2022: 
Episode 266 takes a look back at some of our episodes from our first year. 

The broadcast takes place: 

Sunday 2200-2300 UTC (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe. If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream of 7490 kHz from the WBCQ website here: http://splatterbox.us/wbcq1 

The Sunday that follows 0300-0400 UTC (Saturday 11:00pm-12:00am EDT in the Americas) on WBCQ's Radio Angela service to the Americas and Europe on 4790 kHz 



From the Isle of Music, May 3 (2) and 7 (6), 2022 
This week we present a musical tribute to the recently-departed José Luís Cortés "El Tosco", the king of the music we call timba. 

The broadcasts take place: 

For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 UTC on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US). If you don't have a shortwave or are out of range, you can listen to a live stream from the WBCQ website here: http://splatterbox.us/wbcq1 

For the Americas and Europe the following Saturday 0300-0400 UTC (11:00pm-12:00am EDT Friday) on the Radio Angela service of WBCQ, 4790 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA. 

(William "Bill" Tilford, Owner/Producer)
Tilford Productions, LLC

SM Radio Dessau schedules May 1 broadcast

 


SM Radio Dessau  has announced another special broadcast, on Sunday, 1 May from 1100 UTC

on 6095 kHz (Nauen 125 kW), repeated at 1300 UTC on 6070 kHz (Moosbrunn 100 kW).

SM Radio Dessau normally broadcasts on shortwave as follows:
- every 2nd Saturday of the month 1100 UTC: 6070 kHz (Rohrbach 10 kW/Moosbrunn 100 kW)
- every Saturday 1500 UTC: 6070 kHz (Rohrbach 10 kW).
Reception reports will be answered via maxberger@smradio-dessau.de or by post Max Berger,
Naumburger Str. 49, 04229 Leipzig. (Max Berger via Bernd Seiser; Hansjoerg Biener DX Digest)
(BDXC)