for Radio Finland
Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE plans to sharply cut back
on the foreign language radio broadcasting of Radio Finland,
the company's international service,
The most drastic alternative would leave Russian as the
only remaining foreign language - in addition to the domestic
languages, Finnish and Swedish.
The most moderate cutbacks would involve shutting down Radio
Finland's French and German language services. Broadcasts
in English might also have to go.
The proposal for cutting back on languages at Radio Finland
will be taken up by YLE's Administrative Council on June
Sanomat, Finland, 29 May 2002
Parinacota, Chile, has been reactivated on 6010 kHz.
Heard with Radio Cooperativa (Santiago) at 0754-0810, when
closing down, on 25 May 2002.
Giving ID at 0802 as "La hora en Cooperativa: 4 de la
mañana 2 minutos".
Iván Barrera, Argentina, via DXLD, 25 May 2002
Parinacota, Chile, heard 0544 with mostly talk, then canned
id preceded by sound-effect of a car revving up, used slogan
like "La Voz del Camino", then rollicking music
bridge and discussion between two men and a women continued.
Radio Mil presumed the station with music underneath.
Ormandy, New Zealand, hcdx list, 29 May 2002
East Timor focusing
is the world's newest nation.
There are now six community radio stations in East Timor;
and bound to be more in the near future.
In a country with a high degree of illiteracy, the medium
is a popular one.
Currently however, there are still many rural districts in
the country that do not have access to a local media source.
In response to this, two of the Dili-based stations: Radio
Lorico Lian, and Radio Rakambiah, undertake regular 'roaming
broadcasts', in which a group of volunteers take a mobile
transmitter to remote villages and allow the population open
access broadcasting, to talk about the issues affecting and
concerning them. They also teach the local people how to use
the radio equipment.
Lessard, via DXLD, 6 May, 2002
on 6215 kHz
Maranatha AM, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, can be heard
with Christian programming in Portuguese, Guaraní and
Spanish on 6215v kHz around 2300-0000 in Scandinavia.
The station mentions both 1610 and 6215 kHz, so the latter
is presumably not a harmonic.
Österholm, Finland, hcdx list, 11 May, 2002
to Radio Maranatha is:
Calle Obispo Angelelli y María del Iguazú B°
Provincia de Misiones
Tel. 543757 - 422713
Propietario -Pastor Hugo Heidenger.
Österholm, Finland, hcdx list, 16 May, 2002
is a great program to get a graphical presentation of the
daylight and night areas of the earth. You can configure it
with your own location to examine greyline DX possibilities.
news desk, 13 May 2002
plan tests on 1386 kHz
Baltic Waves International is going to start test transmissions
on 1386 kHz with 850 kW omnidirectional from 2 June 2002 during
the darkness hours.
Trutenau, Lithuania, April 10 2002
Radio Baltic Waves will broadcast from Sitkunai on
1386 kHz with a non-directional antenna as follows:
0300-2000: 250 kW.
2000-0300: 750 kW.
Future plans are 1000 kW (1600 kW ERP).
Herman Boel, Medium Wave News
via IDXD, 10 May 2002
Radio TV Handbook, WRTH, is trying a frontal assault on Passport
to World Band Radio with its new The Shortwave Guide, which
copies the Passport layout to a great extent.
"It's a simple, colourful and effective way for the DXer
or listener to see what is being broadcast in a particular
language at a particular time", says WRTH Managing Director
Retail price is set at US$ 17.95 and publication is scheduled
for June 2002. --
Read more --
news desk, 6 May, 2002
Naranja, a new Spanish pirate station, plans to start broadcasting
on 26 May 2002.
The station intends to transmit every Sunday between 0800
and 0830 on shortwave 25625 kHz. Format is news, music and
brief items "dedicated to the DX world".
Reception reports, which will be verified with QSL cards,
can be emailed to email@example.com.
Ribas García, Spain, 5 May, 2002
Belgium, will broadcast a special program on 25 May 2002 between
0800 and 0900 to commenorate the club's 20th anniversary.
The program will be aired as follows:
Russia - Krasnodar Tbilisskaya: 17785 kHz (250 kW)
Lithuania - Vilnius Sitkunai: 9945 kHz (100 kW)
Germany - Jülich: 7180 kHz (100 kW)
A specially issued QSL card will be available for correct
During this broadcast five keywords will be given. If you
note at least 4 of these keywords, you can send them, together
with a reception report, to DX-Antwerp, PO Box 16, B-2660
Hoboken, Belgium or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schotmans, Belgium, 4 May, 2002