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Monday, February 28, 2022
Polish Radio launches Ukrainian news bulletins
IRRS Milano increases power on mediumwave for Ukraine coverage
Hello There from NEXUS-IBA and IRRS in Milano, Italy!
You have undoubtedly heard the latest news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine today. It has almost continuous coverage on Radio and TV in Europe as of this morning, and it makes everyone worried about the consequences for European stability.
Just in case you hear from someone interested in Russia and Ukraine in these difficult moments, you should know that we have increased our power on 1323 kHz, and we can reach these regions with a fantastic signal also on AM/mediumwave.
We increased our special news coverage, adding repeats of the most informative and inspirational programs in English from 7 PM to 11 PM Central European Time to support displaced people and cover the latest events.
On mediumwave 1323 kHz, we broadcast daily from 19:00-23:00 CET.
Please visit our website at https://nexus.org for more information.
Your reception reports are also very welcome and are helpful to our program producers and us. Please send your report to: firstname.lastname@example.org requesting our latest e-QSL card.
Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins
Friday, February 25, 2022
Following current events from Radio Romania International
Considering Romania's close proximity to Ukraine, and sharing a northern border, it may be advantageous to follow possible events from Ukraine through RRI's news coverage. The following broadcast schedule will be effective through March 26, 2022. Your observations are welcome.
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Revised listings of Ukraine on shortwave and mediumwave
BBC World Service adds broadcast to Europe
British DX Club, is reporting of a new listing in the HFCC database, of two new frequencies, registered from 24 Feb. 2022, for BBC World Service. These are presumably are targeted to Ukraine, via Woofferton, UK transmitters.
From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedule Feb. 28-05 March
From the Isle of Music, February 28-March 5, 2022:
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Weekly Propagation Forecast Bulletins
Product: Weekly Highlights and Forecasts
Frequency changes from World's Last Chance Radio
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) scheduled for annual broadcast, February 21
Thursday, February 17, 2022
The 2021 Milcom Files - TSM Edition - Now Available on Amazon
Recent world events continue to draw many radio listeners into their radio shacks to tune in on the action using their shortwave radios. software-defined radios, and programmable VHF/UHF scanners. In many cases monitoring the HF/VHF/UHF radio spectrum offers the radio hobbyist an opportunity to hear what is really going on behind the scenes without the filters imposed by news media outlets. Most radio listeners quickly learn that when the world has a crisis, disaster or tensions rise between countries, the military will usually be the first organization called upon to intervene. It pays to monitor military frequencies when international events heat up.
There is a big radio frequency spectrum out there to monitor if you know where to listen, you can eavesdrop on some of the most fascinating radio communications you will hear on a scanner or shortwave radio.
In this regard, the Teak Publishing Company is pleased to announce the release of their latest eBook in the TSM Milcom Archive series – The Spectrum Monitor Volume 4 (2021) by Amazon best-selling author Larry Van Horn.
Some of the topics covered in this new book during 2021 include:
• The World of Strange Military Stations
• Military Callsigns
• US Coast Guard 911 Network and Monitoring Coast Guard Cutters
• Monitoring UHF Military Satellites and DoD Defense Satellite Network
• Military Land Mobile Radio Systems Primer
• Monitoring Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) including frequencies and callsigns
• NTIA GMF Release and HF – VHF – UHF frequencies
• Bonus Material: The Spectrum Monitor 2021 Air Show Guide
• Bonus Material – The Teak Action Bands (LW-MW-HF) Military Frequency List – Hundreds of discrete U.S. and some foreign military frequencies.
The latest Milcom Files - TSM Milcom edition 226-page eBook is available now on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09SNY6W8S/ for just US$4.99.
Larry Van Horn N5FPW, has been a radio hobbyist for more than 58 years listening to world events and monitoring military radio communications. He has spent over 40 years documenting activity in the military radio spectrum in his monthly Satellite, Utility World, and Milcom (Military Communications) columns in the pages of Monitoring Times, Satellite Times, and now The Spectrum Monitor magazines.
During this time, he has published a treasure trove of military communication monitoring information. All his early MT columns have been published into two e-Books by Teak Publishing. The first two books in the Milcom Files series cover his columns published in Monitoring Times and have previously been published at Amazon. Book one of The Milcom Files covers the columns published from 1998 to 2006 and Book Two covers the period 2007 to 2013
In 2017 Larry joined the Spectrum Monitor writing staff where he continues to chronicle military monitoring in his monthly TSM Milcom column. Now he is publishing all his monthly TSM Milcom columns (2017-2021) at Amazon in the Kindle eBook format. All the books in The Milcom Series archives are available at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078MNXGND.
If you are interested in monitoring military comms. own a scanner, shortwave radio, or have an Internet connection for web software-defined radio (SDR) monitoring, then the Milcom Files are a must reference for the radio library shelf.
For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books is available on the company website at https://www.teakpublishing.com/. Information on other publications by the Larry is available on his author’s page at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G1QMO4C.
From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot schedules, Feb. 20-26
Shortwave Radiogram, weekend schedule
WBCQ continues frequency testing, Feb 20-26
WBCQ 4790 kHz (Radio Angela) runs its final week of propagation tests February 20-26 US local date (February 21-27 world date) as follows:
0300-0500 UTC February 20-21 world date (10pm-12pm EST US date)
0200-0400 UTC February 22-27 world date (9pm-11pm EST US date)
Programs used in the testing are Behavior Night, Marion's Attic, From the Isle of Music, Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, Bluegrass Frame of Mind, Jetzt Geht's Los!, Tom Call Theater, Rock Wave and a sneak preview of WBCQ Concert Hall.
When the Radio Angela regular schedule begins world date is March 1 (US date February 28), these programs will be joined by several new shows presented by talent from around the world. So far the signal is performing well in most of North America east of the Rockies and several countries in western and central Europe.
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(Bill Tillford/16 Feb 2022)
VOA slated for 80th anniversary amateur radio event
Zambia's Voice of Hope Africa, schedule update
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Radio Emma Toc - celebrating wireless station 2MT at 100!
Dear Listener and Viewers
Friday, February 11, 2022
New video additions at Shortwave Central YouTube channel
The following videos have recently been uploaded to the Shortwave Central YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShortwaveCentral Your likes, comments, and subscription are welcomed
Radio Öömrang (Radio Amrum) (21 Feb. 2016) https://youtu.be/Sd2Tlf2i1Sk