Speedx World of Shortwave Broadcast Radio, July 1994

Speedx World of Shortwave Broadcast Radio, July 1994

Post by Richard Bak » Sun, 14 Aug 1994 23:49:27

 =====      SPEEDX's World of Shortwave Electronic Edition     =====
   =====          Specializing in Broadcast Stations         =====
      ==========    Vol. 1, No. 2   August, 1994      ==========
                        Edited by Richard Baker

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SHORTWAVE TO GO!: News and information on shortwave broadcast radio.
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Benin - SAM International, the evangelical organization that controls ELWA in
Liberia, has filed for a license to broadcast in French and local languages
on shortwave from Benin. SAM International, concerned with what happened to
ELWA during the Liberian Civil War, would like to decentralize its broad-
casting efforts.  SAM International is also seeking a license to broadcast
from the Bolivian Government.  (SAM "Now" via ODXA "DX Ontario" - 4/94 and
via NASWA "Journal" - 4/94)

Chad - Radio Moundou has been heard broadcasting on 5,028.6 kHz (Schulze,
Fine Tuning #725 - 2/10 via NASWA Journal - 3/94)  Try listening at about
0500 UTC.  (Hans Johnson, NASWA "Journal" 3/94)

Egypt - Radio Cairo is carrying United Nations Radio from 1645 to 1700 UTC on
9,700 and 11,665 kHz; from 1650 to 1705 UTC on 11,975 kHz and from 2200 to
2215 UTC on 15,355 kHz.  (Spanish National Radio DX Spot - 3/26)

Eritrea - Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea  broadcasts at 0400 UTC on
7,020 kHz in Tigre and Afar and from 1500 to 1700 UTC.  (Spanish National
Radio DX Spot - 3/26)  According to WRTH, Voice of the Broad Masses of
Eritrea actually has three broadcasts in Tigre and Afar; one starting at 0330
UTC, one at 1200 and one at 1430. (ed)

Ethiopia - Clandestine, Voice of Tigray Revolution is heard signing on at
0358 UTC on 6,770.1 kHz with music and many mentions of Tigray.  (Dave Valko,
PA, and Tony Orr, VA, via Fine Tuning via Monitoring Times - 4/94)

Kenya - Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is heard in English at 2055 UTC until
sign off at 2108 UTC on 4,935 kHz.  (Urbelis, NY, via Monitoring Times -

Mozambique - Maupo e Gaza is heard on 6,676 kHz, the second harmonic of 3338
kHz, (where it is not heard) from 0247 UTC sign on  until about 0430.  (John
Cobb, GA, via World of Radio via Monitoring Times - 4/94)

South Africa - South Africa Broadcasting Corporation's domestic shortwave
schedule effective March 27, 1994 through September 24, 1994:  Afrikaans
Stereo - 0300-0600 UTC on 4,810; 0530-0800 UTC on 6,045; 0745-1430 UTC on
7,285 and 1435-2300 UTC on 4,810.
   Radio 2000 - 2300-0300 UTC on 4,810 kHz.  Radio Oranje - 0300-0555 UTC
on 3230 kHz; 0600-0750 UTC on 5,965 kHz; 0755-1425 UTC on 7,270 kHz and
1430-2200 UTC on 3,230 kHz.  (direct via Bill Westenhaver, Quebec)

Zambia - Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation's Radio 1 and Radio 2 hare
heard in Japan from 2000 to 2022 UTC.  Radio 1 is on 4,910 kHz with English
and vernaculars while Radio 2 is on 7,234 kHz with English.  (Radio Japan
Media Roundup - 4/7)

Zaire - Contrary to earlier reports, HCJB is not planning to set up a
shortwave relay in Zaire.  According to HCJB sources, the recent stories
turning up in club publications are incorrect.  HCJB has assisted a local
broadcaster in Zaire, Richard MacDonald, in setting up a local FM station,
Cherith Radio as a part of its ongoing program of assisting broadcasters
world-wide.  Mr. MacDonald has recently announced a plan to add shortwave.
HCJB will provide technical assistance with the set up of the shortwa
ve facility, if asked, but is not involved beyond providing assistance in the
operation of the station.  (Roger Stubbe and Ken McCard, HCJB, via HCJB DX
Party Line - 3/17)

Asia & The Pacific
China - China Radio International is experiencing difficulty in retaining its
staff. The problem is particularly threatening to several of the minority
language services. Staff members are being lured away from the broadcaster by
better paying opportunities in China's developing private sector. The loss of
staff and in particular announcers may result in the discontinuance of
certain language services in the future. (Reuters News Agency via HCJB DX
Party Line - 4/9)

Hawaii - KWHR is broadcasting in Japanese on Saturdays from 1230 to 1300 UTC
on 9,930 kHz.  KWHR now broadcasts in seven languages - English, Chinese,
Cantonese, Nepali, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese.  (KWHR via Koji Yamada,
Japan - 3/26)

India - AIR Port Blair (Andaman Islands) is heard in English on 4,760 kHz
with news at 1530 UTC.  Broadcast ends at 1630 kHz. (Arthur Cushen via HCJB
DX Party Line - 3/17)  Port Blair has been heard in North America at the very
unorthodox time of 0000 UTC with sign on announcements.  Transmission faded
out after about ten minutes. Also heard from 1210 to 1230 UTC. Parallel 4,860
kHz also heard.  (David Clark, Ontario, via Fine Tuning via World of Radio
#739 - 3/31)

AIR Shillong is on a new frequency - 4,970 kHz - at 1515 UTC with
identifications of the northeastern regional service and music.  (Ron Howard
via Fine Tuning #731 via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Broadcasts of Vivdh Bharati from Dehli, Madras, Bombay and Guwahati will soon
be synchronized on one frequency - 10,330 kHz - thus blanketing the target
areas with a single, uninterrupted broadcast.  (Manosij Guha, DX Grapevine
via OZDX via Monitoring Times - 4/94)  That's great news for local listeners,
but it certainly isn't much fun for the DXer trying to pinpoint the
broadcast.  Or perhaps it is.  Your can verify four regionals with one
report.  Hi! (ed)

Indonesia - RRI Samarinda has upgraded to a new transmitter with a maximum
output of 10 kW.  This station has been heard on 3,295.4 kHz at about 1400
UTC with time signal followed by local news.  This frequency apparently
replaces 9,614 kHz.  (David Foster, OZDX, via Monitoring Times - 4/94)

RRI Jambi (Sumatra) has been logged in the northeastern United States on
4,926 kHz at 1200 UTC with regional music.  (Washburn, ME, via Monitoring
Times - 4/94)

The mystery Indonesian on 3,578.3 has been identified as RSPKDT2 Maluku
Tengah from Masohi (Seram Island).  (David Martin and David Foster,
Australia)  Heard at 1140 UTC with a poor signal (David Clark, Ontario)
Heard from 1135 to 1205 UTC and from 1430 to 1500 UTC (Guy Atkins, WA) and at
1242 UTC (John Bryant, OK)  (All reports via World of Radio #739 - 3/31)

RRI Pontianak is now broadcasting on 3,915 kHz down from 3,995 kHz.  (David
Martin via David Clark - 3/12 via ODXA "DX Ontario" - 4/94)

Iran - Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran has dropped its 17 MHz frequency
to North America and is now using 7,100 kHz for its 0030 UTC transmission.
(Tom Sundstrom via Radio Netherlands Media Network - 3/17)  VOIRI has dropped
15,260 and 11,790 kHz from its broadcast schedule at 0030 UTC.  Now using
6,175 kHz in addition to old frequency, 9,022 kHz.  (Bob Thomas, CT, via
World of Radio #738 - 3/24)

Japan - Nihon Shortwave Broadcasting Company (Radio Tampa) is discontinuing
the "Sony World Network," its domestic DX program.  This was the only
domestic DX program aired in Japan. "Sony World Network"  had been aired from
1200 to 1230 UTC on Saturdays on 3,925, 6,055 and 7,290 kHz.  (Radio Japan
Media Roundup - 3/19)

Korea (ROK) - Radio Korea has announced it plans to discontinue service in
Portuguese due to current budgeting constraints. (World of Radio #737 - 3/17)

New Zealand - Print Disabled Radio has changed its name.  The new name is
Radio Reading Service, Levin.   (Arthur Cushen via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/17)

Pakistan - Radio Pakistan broadcasts in English from 0800 to 0855 UTC and
from 1100-1120 UTC on 17,900 and 21,520 kHz; from 1600 to 1630 UTC on 17,660,
15,605, 15,555, 15,590, 11,570 and 11,470 kHz;  from 1700-1750 UTC on 9,855
and 7,485 kHz and from 0230-0245 UTC on 21,730, 17,525, 17,705, 15,190 and
7,290 kHz.  (World of Radio #737 - 3/17)

Papua New Guinea - Radio United Bouganville is heard on 3,880 kHz until sign
off at 1205 UTC. The station is jointly operated by NBC and the Papua New
Guinea military. (Dave Clark, Ontario, via Fine Tuning #731 via HCJB DX Party
Line - 3/26)

The new, highly publicized 100 kW transmitter on 9,675 kHz is apparently only
putting out about 50 kW.  (Steve Lowe, PNG, via Radio Netherlands Media
Network via Monitoring Times - 4/94)

Singapore - Radio Singapore International is being heard with a good signal
in Quito, Ecuador on 9,530 kHz in English at 1115 UTC.  (Ralph Kurtenbach,
Ecuador, via HCJB DX Party Line -  3/26)  Reports from North America are, so
far, not as encouraging.  (ed)

Taiwan - Voice of Free China has begun a daily Russian language broadcast
targeted at Moscow.  Broadcasts are from 1705 to 1805 UTC on 9,955 kHz.
(Koji Yamada, Japan - 3/26)

Thailand - Bangkok Meteorological Station has been heard on 6,764.9 (USB) kHz
at 1219 UTC with weather announcements in English and with an identification
as Thai Radio.  Sign off was at 1226 UTC.  The station was back on the air at
1249 UTC.  (David Clark, Ontario, via Shortwave Listeners Interest Net,
Internet, via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/17)

Vietnam - Radio TV Bac Thai is on 6,470 kHz from 1155 to 1355 UTC.  Minority
languages are broadcast until 1300 when Vietnamese is aired.  6,470 kHz
appears to have replaced 6,625.  The "TV" is new, too - quite a few of
Vietnam's domestic shortwave broadcaster are adding it to their names.
(Radio Japan Media Roundup - 4/7)

CIS (and the former Soviet Union)

Lithuania - Radio Vilnius is now using 11,770 kHz for its broadcasts at 2300
UTC.  (Julius Hermans, Holland, via Radio Netherlands Media Network - 3/31)

Russia - Radio Lena (Yakutsk) currently broadcasts from 0300 to 1000 UTC on
5,920 and 6,155 kHz.  (A. Klepov, Russia, via World of Radio #737 - 3/17)

Radio Republic of Sakha broadcasts on 7,215 kHz from 0810 to 2000 UTC.  (A.
Klepov, Russia, via World of Radio #737 - 3/17)

Tadzhikistan - Radio Netherlands relay is making it to North America.  This
may be the easiest way to log this new country.  Try listening to 9,860 or
12,025 kHz between 0030 and 0325 UTC.  (Ben Krepp - 3/9 via NASWA "Journal"
- 4/94)  Making it to eastern North America, maybe, but I have been looking
for this one for some time had have yet to hear it.  (ed)

Turkmenistan - Voice of Turkmen on 5,015 kHz from 1900 to 2000 UTC on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, now has a few minutes of English aired
varyingly between 1908 and 1920 UTC.  (Eugine, RVI Radio World via Diane
Mauer and Steven Cline via Monitoring Times - 4/94)

Bosnia-Hercegovina - Radio Bosnia-Hercegovina is now broadcasting on 6,890
kHz in the AM mode. (Radio B-H was on 7,059 kHz using upper side band.)
(Andy Sennitt & Julius Hermans via Radio Netherlands Media Network via ODXA
"DX Ontario" - 4/94)

Bulgaria - Radio Bulgaria has announced schedule changes to be effective
March, 1994.  English will be aired six times a day with each broadcast being
one hour in duration.  This represents a significant reduction in the
broadcasters English language service.  Here is the schedule of broadcasts in
English directed to North America: 0300-0430 UTC on 9,700 and 11,720 kHz.
2100-2200 UTC on 11,720 kHz. 2245-2345 UTC on 9,700 and 11,720 kHz. (direct-

England - The BBC anticipates that there may be cut backs in service to North
America soon because of cuts in the broadcasters budget.  No details are
available at this time.  Coincidental changes include the airing of
"Newsdesk" at 2300 UTC (instead of at 0000) and at 0400 UTC (instead of at
0700).  "Waveguide" is also moving and will be heard on Saturdays at 0715 and
1030 UTC and on Thursdays at 0130 UTC.  (World of Radio #738 - 3/24)

France - Radio France International has been using new frequencies for its
English broadcast to North America at 1200 UTC.  17,575 has recently replaced
21,645 kHz.  (Joe Hanlon via World of Radio #739 - 3/31)  RFI has been using
15,530 kHz at this time for some weeks now.  (Glenn Hauser, World of Radio
#739 - 3/31)

Italy - RAI's English broadcast to North America at 0100 UTC has moved back
ten minutes to avoid co-channel interference.  The broadcast now starts at
0050 UTC and can be heard on 6,005, 9,725 and 11,800 kHz.  (Tom Sundstrom via
Radio Netherlands Media Ne
twork - 3/17)

Radio Europe has been heard in North America on 7,295 (USB) kHz from 0736 to
0740 UTC with programming in Italian.  (Brian Alexander, PA, via Fine Tuning
#731  via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Portugal - Radio Portugal has moved the time of its English transmissions to
North America - now broadcasting at 0130 UTC on 9,555, 9,570, 9600, 9,705 and
11,840 kHz.  (John Norfolk, and Glenn Hauser, OK, via World of Radio #739 -

Sweden - Radio Sweden's English schedule effective March 27, 1994:  To Europe
at 1615 UTC on 6,065 kHz; at 1730 UTC on 6,065, 9,655 and 15,390 kHz; at 2030
UTC on 6,065 and 9,655 kHz; at 2130 UTC on 6,065 kHz and at 2230 UTC on 6,065
kHz. To North America at 1230 UTC on 17,870 and 15,240 kHz; at 1330 UTC on
17,870 and 15,240 kHz; at 0230 UTC on 9,850 and 6,040 kHz and at 0330 UTC on
9,850 and 6,040 kHz. To Latin America at 0030 UTC on 9,850 and 6,065 kHz.  To
Asia and Australia at 1130 UTC on 13,775, 15,120 and 15,240 kHz; at 2330 UTC
on 11,910 kHz and at 0130 UTC on 9,695 and 11,695 kHz. To Africa at 1730 UTC
on 13,775, 15,120 and 15,240 kHz and at 2030 UTC on 6,050 and 9,655 kHz.  To
the Middle East at 1730 UTC on 15,390, 6,065 and 9,655 kHz and at 2030 UTC on
6,050 and 9,655 kHz.  (direct via Bill Westenhaver, Quebec)

Yugoslavia - Radio Yugoslavia has changed two of its frequencies used for its
English broadcasts.  11,835 kHz is being replaced by 11,865 for the broadcast
to the Pacific at 1330 UTC, and 6,95 kHz appears to have replaced 6,190 kHz
for the broadcast to North America at 0100 UTC.  (Monitoring Times - 4/94)
Radio Yugoslavia is now broadcasting to western North America from 0430 to
0500 UTC on 11,870 and 9,580 kHz.  (John Norfolk via World of Radio #739 -

Western Hemisphere
Anguilla - Dr. Gene Scott's plans to construct a broadcast facility on this
Caribbean island have been dealt a major blow.  The British government has
turned down his request for a permit to build the station because of the
environmental impact of the project.  (George Thurman, IL, via World of Radio
via Monitoring Times - 4/94)  Dr. Gene Scott has apparently overcome the
problems encountered earlier and plans to be operational from this Caribbean
island; perhaps as early as July.  (University Network via
 George Thurman, IL, via World of Radio #738 - 3/24)

Bolivia - Radio San Juaquin is heard on 4,508.7 kHz from 2300 UTC.  (Henrik
Klemetz, Colombia, via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Radio 9 de Abril is now inactive.  Radio 9 de Abril was operating on 3,200.4
kHz.  (Jones, Numero Uno #1263 - 3/18 via NASWA "Journal" - 4/94)

Radio Grigota has reactivated and is heard daily except or Sunday on 4,830
kHz until sign off at 0000 UTC.  (Jones, Numero Uno #1263 - 3/18 via NASWA
"Journal" - 4/94)

Canada - Radio Canada has given up on its plans to establish a relay with
Radio Ukraine International - at least for now.  Key in the decision not to
pursue the matter further were the inability of Radio Ukraine International
to send and receive programmi
ng via satellite and the poor quality of transmissions rebroadcast directly
from shortwave transmissions, and the Ukraine's current cash-poor situation.
(Bill Westenhaver, Quebec)

Costa Rica - Radio *** is on 5,054 kHz at 1044 UTC with time checks and
identification in Spanish.   (Fernando Veloria, Venezuela, via HCJB DX Party
Line - 3/26)

By the time you read this AWR - Costa Rica's Alajuela transmitter site will
be shortwave history.  AWR has been transferring its programming to more
modern facilities on the Atlantic coast.  As of April 1st the Alajuela site
had only one transmitter operating, and that was to be shut down on the 15th
and moved to another AWR broadcaster, Union Radio of Guatemala.  (Adrian
Peterson, AWR, via Radio Netherlands Media Network - 4/94)

Ecuador - HCJB will begin a ten-minute DX program on Wednesdays beginning in
April.  Broadcasts will be at 0700 and 2130 UTC (to Europe), 0705 UTC (to the
South Pacific), and 0400 UTC, Thursdays (to North America).  (HCJB DX Party
Line - 3/17)

Peru - Radio Universal, a new religious broadcaster will be testing soon on
6,090 kHz.  No other details are available.  (HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Radio Sol Naciente is planning to begin testing on shortwave on the 49 meter
band.   (HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Radio Tarma is heard broadcasting on 4,775 kHz at 1105 UTC with Spanish
programming, identifications and time checks.  (Fernando Veloria, Venezuela,
via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

Radio Santa Rosa is on 6,045 kHz at 1022 UTC with regional programming in
Spanish and music.  (Fernando Veloria, Venezuela, via HCJB DX Party Line -

United States - Voice of America has announced it will cease all shortwave
transmissions to Latin America following the World Cup soccer broadcasts this
summer.  At present little is known about the plan except that all language
services are affected. It appears that shortwave will be replaced by
satellite broadcasts - VOA will equip local broadcasters with antennas
designed to receive satellite transmissions for rebroadcasting locally.
Satellite broadcasts will also be audible directly by those listeners who
have the appropriate equipment.  This appears to be the beginning of the end
for all Voice of America shortwave broadcasts. (HCJB DX Party Line - 3/17)
Voice of America has a new Director.  He is author/playwrite, Jeffrey Cowen.
(Radio Netherlands Media Network - 4/7)

Radio Miami International has been testing recently.  Despite many delays,
the religious broadcaster now expects to be operational some time in April
with its 50,000 watt transmitter. Broadcasts will be on 9,955 kHz.  (Jeff
White, RMI, via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)  The exact schedule has not yet
been finalized, however, it looks like broadcasts in English, Spanish and
other languages will be aired from 2100 to 0500 UTC and from 0900 to 1300
UTC.  Primary target is Latin America.  (Jeff White, RMI, via Rich D'Angelo,

WEWN has announced that it will be broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, effective March 27, 1994.  Formerly, this religious broadcaster was
signing off for three hours at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  (direct - ed)

Uruguay - I noticed in Sam Barto's QSL column in NASWA "Journal" that Jim
Clar in Rochester, NY, has verified both Radio El Espectador and Radio
Oriental via the Uruguayan Embassy in Washington, D.C.  Jim used a prepared
QSL card, a Spanish report and a SASE.  v/s was Eduardo MacGillycuddy,
Ambassador.  Well I am certainly confused. When I wrote to the embassy, a
staff member wrote to me to say that he had forwarded my report to Radio El
Espectador's North American correspondent. To date I have not received a
response. Those wishing to try the embassy route should write to Embassy of
Uruguay, 1918 F Street, Washington, D.C. 20006.  (ed)

Radio Integracion America has English between 0100 and 0200 UTC.  Broadcasts
are on 6,045.1 kHz.  Unfortunately, Radio Integracion America is an irregular
broadcaster so it may be hard to find even when conditions are good.
(Takayuki Inoue Nazaki, Relampago DX via Radio Neuvo Mundo via Monitoring
Times - 4/94)

Radio El Espectador, formerly on 11,835.7 kHz, now appears to be inactive.
(TIN Relampago DX - 1/15 via Radio Nuevo Mundo #189 - 2/4 via NASWA "Journal"
- 4/94)

Venezuela - Radio Frontera has reactivated on 4,760 kHz.  The station has
been heard at 2230 UTC in Spanish until sign off at 0005 UTC.  (Santiago San
Gil-Gonzales, Venezuela,  via HCJB DX Party Line - 3/26)

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