SWL news from Australia

SWL news from Australia

Post by Richard Buckb » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Hello Folks,

        The following information was recently radiated on the amateur
radio packet network by Gordon, VK2XY, I hope you find it of interest,
even if you are not Australian!

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                      APRIL 1996 S.W.L. UPDATE.

         All  transmissions  are in English and for Australia and New
Zealand except where stated, and in accord with current frequency guides
distributed by  the station, which because of a time delay may not be be
up to date .
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 B.B.C. WORLD SERVICE      ( From April 1996 )

 The World Service has gone " Splitstream " meaning that transmission
 schedules are targeted to areas viz Europe - Africa - South Asia-
 Asia Pacific- Americas so that programmes are broadcast at the most
 appropiate and convenient local times for listeners in each of the
areas .

         In  October  96  it  is  expected that the Beeb will split the
World Service into two very different radio channels. One will
specialise  in  news and  current  affairs  for  an "elite" group of
overseas listeners, while the other will be dominated by educational and
cultural  programmes  for  people wishing to improve their knowledge of
English.

Frequency information on B.B.C. World Service is to be found in  London
Calling which is included in the monthly publication B.B.C.  WORLD WIDE
now available for sale on news stands in Australia . Price $ 7.50.

Call Sign :-  BOW BELLS before transmissions, "LILLIBULERO" before news
bulletins, BIG BEN is used frequently throughout the 24hrs.

TIME G.M.T.         FREQUENCIES- Asia Pacific Stream To Australia & N.Z.
0500 - 0800         15360                             "         "
0500 - 0915         11955                             "         "
0600 - 0815          7145                             "         "
0900 - 1030         15280                             "         "
0900 - 1615          6195                             "         "
1130 - 1615          9740                             "         "
1830 - 2200          9740                             "         "
2000 - 2400         11955                             "         "
2100 - 0200          6195                             "         "

Also try these Frq's :- 9410/9640/11760/15310/15575/17790 .

         B.B.C's Address in Australia is :- B.B.C. World Service, 11th
Floor,
50, Berry St North Sydney 2060

B.B.C. World Service in English frequency information is available from

B.B.C. World Monitoring now publish two publications:-
        "Summary of World Broadcasts- Broadcasting Schedules"  &
        "Summary of World Broadcasts- World Broadcasting Information"
        If you would like a copy write to:-

B.B.C. Monitoring Caversham Park, Reading , RG4 8TZ> U.K.

Remember nothing comes free these days and the cost is NOT cheap.

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RADIO OSTERREICH INTERNATIONAL   ( 31-03-96 to 26-10-96 )

Call Sign :- Blue Danube.

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (Khz).                  TO

0130 - 0200      9655                                North America
0230 - 0300      9655 9870 13730                     North America
0530 - 0600      6015                                Nth America
0730 - 0800      6155 13730 15410 17870              Europe & Near East
0930 - 1000      6155 13730 15450 17870              Europe Asia &
Australia
1030 - 1100      15450 17870                         Asia & Australia
1130 - 1200      13730                               Europe & North
America
1330 - 1400      6155 13730                          Europe
1530 - 1600      11780                               South East Asia
1730 - 1800      6155 9665 11780 13730               Europe Near East &
Asia
1930 - 2000      9665 13730                          Near East & Sth
Africa
2200 - 2300      5945 6155                           Europe

5945 6155 & 13730 are for Europe, but  heard  in  Australia  at  most
hours.
Austrian  Shortwave  Panorama  is  now  available to all target areas.
Sunday
1230, 1330, 1630, Monday 0330 UTC.

International Answerline 010-43-1-87878-3636 outside office hours.
               Fax       010-43-1-878 78 2773

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RADIO DEUTSCHE WELLE. (  From 2/1996 )

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (kHZ).

0100 - 0150      6040 6085 6145 9640 11740                    To Nth Am
0200 - 0250      7285 9615 9640 9690 11945 11965 12045        TO Asia
0300 - 0350      6085 6185 9535 9615 9640                     To Nth Am
0400 - 0450      5990 6015 60185 7150 7225 9565 11765         To Africa
0500 - 0550      5960 6045 6185 9515                          To Nth Am
0600 - 0650      11915 13790 15185 15225 17820 17875 21680    To West
Africa
0900 - 0950      6160 11730 12055 17715 21680                 To Pacific
1100 - 1150      15370 15410 17715 17765 17800 17860 21600    To West
Afr
1600 - 1650      6170 7225 9875 13690                         To South
Asia
2100 - 2150      7115 9670 9765 11785                         To Asia
/Pac
2100 - 2150      9735 11765 13135                             To West
Africa
2300 - 2350      5980 7235 9690 12045                         To East
Asia

Technical tips for DXers- a DX programme which is aired once a month in
the
Mailbag slot.

Another satellite is planned to be launched ASIASAT 2 - in 1995 which
will
increase T.V. and radio braoadcasting in Asia, Australia and New
Zealand.

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SWISS RADIO INTERNATIONAL. ( 31-03-96 to 26-10-96 )

Most broadcasts will be coming from Switzerland, however recently relay
facilities have become available at Beijing, Brasilia, Montsinery and
Gabon .

Call Sign :- 'Luegid vo Barg und Tal'- Folk song played on a music box.

TIME   U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (Khz).

0100 - 0130      6135 9885 9905                      To Central & Nth
America
0400 - 0430      6135 9885 9905                      To Middle America.
0600 - 0630      9885 11860 13635                    To Africa
0900 - 0930      9885 13685 17515                    To Australasia
1100 - 1130      13635 15415 17515                   To Far East
1300 - 1330      7320 13635 15240                    To South East Asia
1500 - 1530      12075 13635 15530                   To South Asia
1700 - 1730      9885 12075 13635                    To Near East
2000 - 2030      9870 9885 9905 11640                To Africa

** NEW RELAY AT MONTSINERY 52.36W & 04.54N

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RADIO NETHERLANDS.   (29-09-95 to 31-03-96)
                 Subject to Revision
TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (Khz).
0030 - 0125      5905 7305                           To South Asia
0130 - 0225      5905 7305                           To South Asia
0230 - 0325      9860 11655                          To South Asia
0730 - 0825      9720 11895                          To Pacific
0830 - 0955      9720 11730                          To Pacific
0930 - 1025      7260 9720 9810                      To Pacific
1030 - 1125      7260 9810                           To Pacific
1930 - 2000      9605 11655 6020 9895 9860 7300 4945 To West Africa
2030 - 2100      9895 9860 7300                      To West Africa

To avoid confusion the times of broadcasts remain the same U.T.C.time to
target areas both summer and winter.

Media Network, Survey of Communications, every Thursday at 0150 0750
0950
                            1150 1350 1550 1750 1950 2150
                            Friday 0050 0250 0450.

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RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL     (From September  1995 )

TIME U.T.C.   FREQUENCIES (Khz).

1650 - 1849   6145               Monday - Friday
1850 - 2050   11910              Sunday - Thursday
2051 - 0500   15115              Sunday - Thursday
0500 - 0717    9570              Monday - Friday
0717 - 1206    6100              Monday - Friday
1850 - 2058   11910              Friday & Saturday
2059 - 0458   15115              Friday & Saturday
0459 - 0758   11910              Saturday & Sunday
0459 - 1206    6100              Saturday & Sunday

Call Sign :- N.Z. Bell Bird.

MAILBOX  especially for shortwave listeners and DXers.is aired on
Mondays at 0430 UTC , and repeated the following Thursday at 0830 UTC. &
Fridays at 1930 UTC .
The Transmitter coordinates are 176.25E  38.50S

Radio New Zealand International ,P.O. Box 2092 Wellington , N.Z.
                                         Fax ( 644 ) 4741 433
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RADIO SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (Khz)

1100 - 1400      6015             From 1st February 1996

Reception Reports always most welcome- Radio Singapore International
          Farrar Road P.O. Box 5300 Singapore 912899 Republic of
Singapore
          Internet:http:/www.rsi.com.sg:8000/rsi/

RADIO 1 SINGAPORE BROADCASTING CORPORATION

2200 - 1800       6155

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P.N.G. NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCIES (Khz)
2000 - 1400      9675 also 6020 at night
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0200 - 0300      7130 11825 15345                    To Asia
0300 - 0400      11745 11825 15345                    "  "
1200 - 1300      7130 9610                            " Pacific

P.O. Box 24-38 , Taipei , Taiwan.
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RADIO SOUTH AFRICA ; CHANNEL AFRICA - ENGLISH SERVICE

TRY THESE FREQUENCIES

   3220-4945-5955-9695-9730-11770-15220-17810

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ISRAELI RADIO   ( 31-03-95 to 02-09-1995 )

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCY (Khz).
0400 - 0415      9435 7465
1000 - 1030      15640 15650 17575
1900 - 1910      7465 9435 11603 11685 15640
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CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL  ( JAN FEB 1996 )

TIME U.T.C.      FREQUENCY (Khz).
0900 - 1100      11755 15440                         To South Pacific
1200 - 1300      11795 15440        
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SWL news from Australia

Post by Dave Kenn » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00


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>Zealand except where stated, and in accord with current frequency guides
>distributed by  the station, which because of a time delay may not be be
>up to date .

Unfortunately several of the schedules in this list are dated September 1995
or older, so they are now completely out of date - those for Radio New
Zealand, Israel Radio, R Norway, R Denmark, R Sweden, R Finland, R Japan and
Radio Australia have all been superseded. Voice of the Mediterranean closed
in January...

The two BBC Monitoring publications mentioned were relaunched in February:
Summary of World Broadcasts-World Broadcasting Information is now called
WORLD MEDIA
Summary of World Broadcasting-Broadcasting Schedules is now called
BROADCASTING SCHEDULES.

Sample copies on request from BBCM's Marketing Department:

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SWL news from Australia

Post by Ray Woodwar » Thu, 18 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:> B.B.C. WORLD SERVICE      ( From April 1996 )

>         In  October  96  it  is  expected that the Beeb will split the
>World Service into two very different radio channels. One will
>specialise  in  news and  current  affairs  for  an "elite" group of
>overseas listeners, while the other will be dominated by educational and
>cultural  programmes  for  people wishing to improve their knowledge of
>English.

I thought this plan was on indefinate hold as a result of the recent cut
back in Foreign Office funding for the BBC W/S ..?

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Ray

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SWL news from Australia

Post by Marie A. La » Sun, 28 Apr 1996 04:00:00



: > B.B.C. WORLD SERVICE      ( From April 1996 )
: >
: >         In  October  96  it  is  expected that the Beeb will split the
: >World Service into two very different radio channels. One will
: >specialise  in  news and  current  affairs  for  an "elite" group of
: >overseas listeners, while the other will be dominated by educational and
: >cultural  programmes  for  people wishing to improve their knowledge of
: >English.

: I thought this plan was on indefinate hold as a result of the recent cut
: back in Foreign Office funding for the BBC W/S ..?

: --
Last I heard, there were NO plans to go through with this split.  This was
mentioned on Media Network a few weeks back, and Jonathan Marks said they're
not doing the split, despite reports to the contrary.

73--
Marie Lamb

 
 
 

SWL news from Australia

Post by Andy Senni » Mon, 29 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:>: >         In  October  96  it  is  expected that the Beeb will split the
>: >World Service into two very different radio channels.
>Last I heard, there were NO plans to go through with this split.  This was
>mentioned on Media Network a few weeks back, and Jonathan Marks said they're
>not doing the split, despite reports to the contrary.

I think I had better clarify this, as an old story seems to have
re-surfaced here. The original story was in the British Daily
Telegraph, written by Maggie Brown who is an experienced and normally
reliable media correspondent. On this occasion, either her sources
misinformed her or she misunderstood something she was told.

The "split" refers to material fed directly to broadcasters by the
BBC, not to any radio service intended for reception by the general
public. I haven't seen any follow-up to this, so I don't know whether
a decision was made or not, but I do know it doesn't involve
mainstream World Service programming.

Print journalists writing about the electronic media often get things
wrong. Our local Hilversum paper the other day quoted a Reuters report
that the BBC had "closed its Arabic service". Of course, this referred
to the Arabic TV news service supplied to Orbit Communications, and
has nothing whatsoever to do with the BBC's Arabic radio service, but
anyone reading the report would not have been able to tell since it
didn't mention TV :-)