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[Swprograms] Calendar of mostly SW specials, farewells, update-2 June 21
- Subject: [Swprograms] Calendar of mostly SW specials, farewells, update-2 June 21
- From: Glenn Hauser <wghauser@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:08:51 -0700 (PDT)
CALENDAR OF mostly SW SPECIALS, FAREWELLS
Dates, days and times are strictly UT
Note: this thing is getting bigger and bigger, and I apologize for the repetition, but changes and new info keep coming in. The idea is to read and refer to the latest version and discard the previous ones. Perhaps I should just announce each update to all the groups with a link to the more user-friendly copy on my website?
UPDATE SUMMARY since last edition:
Sackville relays may continue for certain stations beyond June 24; still confused. Radio Nord Revival, Sweden, June 30, but maybe other dates in a 2-week period. More on Antarctic special June 21. Plans for pirate radio night July 6-7. Specific last broadcast from Bush House July 12.
MONDAY JUNE 18 +
This is the final week for Radio Canada International, probably also for CBC NQ 9625, and relays via Sackville. You may want to make an effort to listen more than usual before the Last Days scheduled below.
THURSDAY JUNE 21
2130-2200 British Antarctic Survey special, 9850 & 5950 Skelton UK, 7360 Ascension; or possibly on WED JUNE 20 instead [since this year the solstice occurs at 2309 UT June 20!]
UPDATE: Wolfgang Bueschel asked Martin Goulding of BaBcoCk Woofferton which date is correct, and he replied June 22 = Friday! We can only suggest trying June 20, 21 and if still not heard, 22. BTW, HFCC shows that KBS in French via France is on 5950 at 20-22, but EiBi and Aoki say only 20-21.
UPDATE: Christian Ghibaudo and Harry Brooks each asked BBCWS Audience Relations for the correct info, and they confirmed it would be as above on JUNE 21.
UPDATE: details on the broadcast on 21 June 2012:
About the BAS: link on the right
(via Alan Pennington, BDXC-UK)
FRIDAY JUNE 22
CBC Radio One starts its summer schedule today:
with a number of new programs for the next couple of months; all webcast five times, once for each zone. Tnx Daniel Say via Mike Cooper.
1800-1900 on 7290: Radio City make-good broadcast via IRRS via Romania; see also Saturday
2100 until 2100 SATURDAY JUNE 23 "MidsummerRadio", special from Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Finland, low power on 25 and 49m; hard to hear beyond Europe
UPDATE: Alan Pennington refers to this page
which says the 25m frequencies will not be used for this (since they are in white), but shows which hours for 6170 and 5980
SATURDAY JUNE 23
0900-1000 on 9510: Radio City make-good broadcast via IRRS via Romania; see also Friday
1200-1214, final Vatican Radio English via Sackville: 13730
SUNDAY JUNE 24
0000-0059 Maple Leaf Mailbag, finale from RCI: 11700 via Kunming
1500-1559 Maple Leaf Mailbag, finale from RCI: 11675 via Kunming; 15125 via Urumqi, East Turkistan
1800-1859 Maple Leaf Mailbag, finale from RCI: 17810 Skelton UK (should be audible in NAm), 11765 Skelton, 9530 Kashi, East Turkistan
2000-2059 Maple Leaf Mailbag, finale2 from RCI Sackville: 17735, 15330, 15235
RCI Chinese, French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese final broadcasts should also be June 24, ending at 2330* UT on 11990, 13760, 15455:
June 24 also appears to be the final day on air for Sackville relays of other stations. It is unclear whether all of these will be gone once the UT day June 25 starts, but assuming they are, listen UT June 24:
NHK World Radio Japan: English 0500-0530 on 6110, 1200-1230 on 6120; Japanese 0200-0500 5960; 1300-1500 11655
Vatican Radio: English 0250-0315, Spanish 0320-0400 both on 7305, 9610; Spanish 1130-1214 13730
Voice of Vietnam: English 0100-0130, 0230-0300, 0330-0400 on 6175; Vietnamese 0130-0230 6175; Spanish 0300-0330 & 0400-0430 6175; Vietnamese 0430-0530 9555
KBS World Radio, English: 0230-0300 9560, 1200-1300 9650; Spanish 0200-0230 9560, 0600-0700 6045; Korean 1400-1500 9650
China Radio International: who cares? Too many and plenty will be left from elsewhere
Radio República, 2300-0200 on 9490 [or only until 0000?]
UPDATE: There's an updated HFCC file at http://www.hfcc.org/data/a12/index.phtml today. Running a comparison shows RCI entries now have an ending date of 6/24, with the exception of the entry on 9625 for the Northern Quebec Service and the entries for KBS. I now understand KBS, Babcock and NHK will stay until Oct 31, Vatican relays will end July 31, China R. International relays end 6/24, República relay will end 6/25 at 0200 (Dan Ferguson, June 21)
Our inspexion of HFCC-all data as of June 21 disagrees: Everything from RCI via Sackville or elsewhere ending 6/24 (except via S Korea still showing until 10/28); República 9490 ends 6/25, but all the others are shown continuing the rest of A-12 to the end of October. But some of this info may not have been updated yet in this reference. See also http://www.hfcc.org/data/schedbyfmo.php?seas=A12&fmor=RCI
1100-1127 Cartas @ RN, finale of mailbag show on RN Spanish 9895 & 6165-Bonaire
1130-1157 Cartas @ RN, finale of mailbag show on RN Spanish 6165- Bonaire
1200-1227 Cartas @ RN, finale of mailbag show on RN Spanish 9715 & 6165-Bonaire
MONDAY JUNE 25
0000-0057 Cartas @ RN, finale of mailbag show on RN Spanish 6165- Bonaire
0100-0157 Cartas @ RN, finale of mailbag show on RN Spanish 6165- Bonaire
0830-0900 Fiji Democracy & Freedom Movement, 11565 via WHRI, weekly
This is the final week for Radio Netherlands. You may want to make an effort to listen more than usual before the Last Show special scheduled below
Just a timely reminder that the original schedule for the AWR relay from Trincomalee in Sri Lanka showed that these broadcasts would end on June 30. A special QSL card is available, and also a rare (these days) QSL stamp. Available only from the AWR address in Indianapolis.
Scheduling from the Trincomalee Relay Station, 125 kW
0000 - 0100 11955, 1100 - 1200 15540, 1200 - 1300 15490, 1300 - 1400 17635, 1400 - 1500 12105, 1500 - 1530 15715, 1530 - 1600 7410, 1600 - 1630 11835, 1630 - 1700 11740 ENGLISH, 2100 - 2200 11750, 2200 - 2230 9455 9545, 2230 - 2400 9730 ENGLISH (Dr. Adrian M. Peterson, Co-ordinator - International Relations & DX Editor, Adventist World Radio)
He didn`t include the languages, but only two are in English which I have added, per WRTH Update (gh)
MONDAY JUNE 25-SUNDAY JULY 8
Licence period for Radio Nord Revival; see JUNE 30
FRIDAY JUNE 29
0200-0400 PCJ Radio Special farewell to RNW, on WRMI 9955
For more details visit http://www.pcjmedia.com
Keith Perron on Facebook: Some of the voices you will hear include Jerry Cowan, Nevil Grey and John van den Steen plus many others. We will take a listen to some moments from RNW from the late 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. This includes a visit to the original Radio Netherlands building and more.
A bit cheeky to schedule this at the same time as RN`s own Last Show!
0159-0257 RNW`s Last Show special to ENAm, 6165-Bonaire [not 11640]
0259-0357 RNW`s Last Show special to CNAm, 6165-Bonaire
0459-0557 RNW`s Last Show special to WNAm, 6165-Bonaire; NZ/SEAu 12015-Bonaire
In case there are any further changes from the `final` schedule:
Will Tom Meyer appear on this one? He does in Spanish:
1000-1057, RNW farewell broadcast in Indonesian: 17840 & 21485 Madagascar, 15300 & 15565 Sri Lanka; maybe also at 1100, 2100 [or June 28]
1330-1430 RNW Spanish farewell program with live video stream, including interview with Tom Meyer; repeated on SW the following evening on usual frequencies; see SAT
1400-1457 RNW`s Last Show special to Asia, 9800-Sri Lanka
1800-1957 RNW`s Last Show special to Africa, 17605-Vatican [audible in NAm]
1859-2057 RNW`s Last Show Special to Eu 6065
1900-2057 RNW`s Last Show Special to Af 7425-Madagascar
1900-2057 RNW`s Last Show Special to Af 11615-France
1900-2057 RNW`s Last Show Special to Af 15495-Vatican [maybe audible in NAm]. 2057 UT is really The End, for English
SATURDAY JUNE 30
0000-0057 & 0100-0157, RNW Spanish Farewell program [that`s what they say, unlike English which will end the previous night. Also check UT Friday June 29 in case that is correct date for Spanish too], 6165- Bonaire. See
RADIO NORD REVIVAL
will be on the air one last time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of offshore station Radio Nord on June 30th, 1962. Our license runs for two weeks from June 25 and the following frequencies will be used:
SW 5895 and 6065 kHz with 10 kW of power from Sala, SWEDEN, one frequency at a time.
MW 603 kHz (the original Radio Nord channel) with a maximum of 2.5 kW of power from Sala. FM 102.7 MHz with a maximum of 100 W from Södermalm, Stockholm. We have also applied for a temporary FM frequency from Sala and hopefully it will be cleared soon. We will install the transmitter and aerial for Stockholm on Sunday, June 24 and test transmissions can be expected as soon as our license period starts.
Further information including QSL address on
(Ronny Forslund, June 21, DXLD)
VATICAN RADIO is also canceling most of its SW and MW broadcasts to Europe, and SW to Americas as of July 1. Presumably many of them will last be aired on June 30, altho the Sackville relays may have ended a week earlier. See
Many of the SMG transmissions to elsewhere are audible in NAm; also via Madagascar; and especially BONAIRE: 0030-0200 15470 in Portuguese, Spanish; 0230-0250 6040, 9610 in French. Since these are after 0000 UT, will their last day be UT June 30 or July 1?
UPDATE: VR will continue to the Americas via Bonaire according to its website, including 0030 Portuguese 15470 (says Jorge Freitas) and 0230 French 9610 (says Jean-Michel Aubier). After 0250, 9610 has been switching to Sackville for English, Spanish to 0400.
UPDATE: see info above under June 24, more uncertainty.
2359-2400, LEAP SECOND, the 61-second minute on WWV, WWVH and all the world`s timesignal stations. It might be interesting to check whether some of the more obscure ones miss it, e.g. in the next few minutes are they one second out of step?
SUNDAY JULY 1
Lars Kalland, SM6NM, has been circulating this info:
SAQ 2012-07-01 Alexanderson Day REMINDER!
We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmissions on 17.2 kHz, CW, with the Alexanderson alternator on Sunday July 1, 2012 ,"Alexanderson Day", at 0900 and 1200 UT. We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before message. The radio station is open to visitors.
There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies with the call "SK6SAQ" from 0915 to 1130 and 1215 to 1300 UT.
Any of following frequencies: - 14035 kHz CW, - 14215 kHz SSB; From 0700 UT also on: 3755 kHz SSB
QSL-reports are kindly received:
- E-mail to: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- or fax to: +46-340-674195
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by mail to:
Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
SE-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN (NB: new address)
Also read our web site: http://www.alexander.n.se/
FRIDAY JULY 6
2100 until 2100 UT July 7, Scandinavian Weekend Radio monthly broadcast expected, not confirmed; see June 22
FRIDAY JULY 6-SATURDAY JULY 7
PIRATE RADIO NIGHT
I'm planning to organize such event on 6th and 7th of July. I would like to invite every pirate broadcaster to take part. It would be great if many stations are on air. Here I will publish the list of the stations, I hope at least 20 stations from Western and Central Europe will take part (Georgi Bancov, Bulgaria blog, via Gary Drew, dxldyg)
THURSDAY JULY 12
The last broadcast from Bush House will be 12 July. Many BBCWS language services are already originating their programs from New Broadcasting House (Kim Andrew Elliott) I suppose without inside info it will not be possible to tell which are which (gh)
UPDATE: The last BBC broadcast from Bush House will be the 1100 GMT WS news in English on Thursday 12 July (Chris Greenway)
SW frequencies at 1100: 6190, 6195, 9740, 11760, 12095, 15285, 15310, 15400, 15575, 17640, 17760, 17790, 17830, 21470 (BDXC Broadcasts in English)
THURSDAY JULY 12-SUNDAY JULY 15
R. Hami, Finland, low-power special on 6170, 1584, 94.7. Details:
FRIDAY JULY 13
BBC Radio 3 Prom Concert season starts, until September 8
This calendar will be updated and reissued as needed
Latest edition: http://www.w4uvh.net/calendar.html
WORLD OF RADIO: http://www.worldofradio.com
DX LISTENING DIGEST: http://www.worldofradio.com/dxldmid.html
(Glenn Hauser, 1906 UT June 21, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
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