Camp radio Austria on shortwave
For more than 30 years DX-ers and radio amateurs have been
meeting in Döbriach, in southern Austria, to listen radio.
the whole world is invited to join on the air. On September
6, from 1700 to 1800 on 5965 kHz, the best parts from a local
camp radio will be aired to the world via Deutsche Telekom's
transmitter in Jülich.
The program will be in German, but a special QSL might enduce
non-German speaking listerners to join.
Reception report, and inquiries about the camp, should be
sent to Franz Ladner, Leipzigerstr. 21/28, A-1200 Wien, Austria.
(Harald Kuhl, hcdx list, August 31, 2000)
TV tower in flames
two days firefighters have control of the fire that destroyed
most of Moscow's famous Ostankino TV tower.
The fire broke out at 1120 UTC on Sunday, August 27, and at
one point spread down to about 100 metres (330ft) above the
The blaze is thought to have been caused by an electrical
Fears remain that the building could collapse, or might have
to be pulled down.
TV stations went off air one by one after the fire broke out,
leaving homes without cable TV with blank screens. State broadcasters
RTR and ORT and the main independent station, NTV, resumed
broadcasting to most regions by satellite soon afterwards,
but Moscow screens remained blank, apart from cable subscribers.
The Ostankino tower was completed in 1967 and was the world's
highest tower until Toronto's CN Tower was constructed. (hcdx
news desk, August 28, 2000)
Blackfoot, new X-bander
1620 kHz - KBLI - ID, Blackfoot, now on the air with talk,
IDs for 690-KECN-Blackfoot/Pacatello & 1260-KICN-Idaho Falls/Rexburg.
(Patrick Martin, hcdx list, August 24, 2000)
from Radio Costena Ebenezer
surprisingly, I today got an email QSL from the notorius”all
black” Radio Costena Ebenezer on a report of reception dating
back to May 1999.
I´d say that the qsl-text is a little uncommon, but
still, Ivan Franco states, in a way, that I´ve listened
to their program.
Here is the email in whole:
Ivan Franco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sr. Jan Edh
sido muy agradable para nosotros escuchar noticias suyas,
agradecemos al Señor TODOPODEROSO por permitirnos tener
una radio y que esas ondas viejen a la distancia y lleguen
hasta su pais Suecia.
su amabilidad de enviarnos su e-mail reportandonos la sintonia
de la Radio, nosotros somos una radio Cristiana, llamados
a cumplir lo que la palabra de Dios dice "ID POR TODO
EL MUNDO LLEVANDO Y PREDICANDO EL EVANGELIO A TODA CRIATURA"
rogamos al Señor Jesucristo que bendiga su vida y la
de su familia y que su hermosa paz que sobrepasa todo entendimiento
repose sobre usted.
Radio La Costeña
Iglesia de Cristo Ebenezer
(Jan Edh, hcdx list, August 23, 2000)
AFRTS back on shortwave
years of silence The US Armed Forces Radio & Television
Service, AFRTS, is back on shortwave.
And most DXers are thrilled, because AFRTS has started broadcasting
from locations such as Diego Garcia, on 4319 kHz.
More on AFRTS
Comas, Peru, new on 4881v kHz
Argentinian DXer Nicolas Eramo reports that the Peruvian
station on 4881.2 kHz is Radio Comas, transmitting from
Eramo reports a clear ID in a reception on August 21 in
his HCDX message:
Radio Comas, Comas, 0329 -0455#, Aug 21, Spanish, musical
program with cumbias and salsa.
ID "Radio Comas" "Radio Comas 1300 kiloherz Amplitud
Modula 4880 nueva senal en Onda Corta a todos los oyentes
del interior que nos escriban informandonos comos nos reciben
escribanos a Av. Estados Unidos 327 Urbanizacion........recibiran
un recuerdo de la emisora ..."
The s/off of Radio Comas Television was at 0455 with announce
of address and then National Anthem. (Nicolas Eramo,
to HCDX, August 21, 2000)
Peruvian on 4880.8 kHz
A still unidentified LA station has been heard on 4880.83;
first observed at 1121-1150 poor signal on August 19, thanks
to a phone tip from Sr. Sejimo, a member of RNM.
The early morning px was composed of several typical Peruvian
folklore, and OM talk.
At 1127 a canned ID was given, however, I could copy a couple
of words due to weak signal: "Estación ... mil
trescientos ... amplitud modulada y cuatro mil ochocientos
ochenta en onda corta banda de 60 metros .... desde la Provincia
de ... Peru"
On August 20, the station began the morning transmission
at 0959 with folklore, but no ID was given at s/on.
As far as I know, Radio Nuevo Mundo de Pucallpa was
formerly heard several years ago around this channel.
Radio Nuevo Mundo, which had been authorized to operate
on the nominal frequency of 4880 kHz with callsign OAZ8H,
was heard in the frequency range between 4881.5 kHz and
4881.7 kHz. So, this unidentified outlet is out of the Radio
Nuevo Mundo's frequency range.
According to an official frequency list of OA stations,
issued in 1999, no shortwave outlet is assigned on 4880
kHz, and Radio Nuevo Mundo already cancelled its shortwave
More work needed on this outlet. (Takayuki Inoue Nozaki,
Relámpago DX via hcx list, August 20, 2000)
AWR expanding in Italy
On August 17, Adventist World Radio held the ground breaking
ceremony at its new short wave site near Argenta.
Together with its Pacific counterpart KSDA Guam the station
is planned to mainly serve the "10/40-window"
between 10 and 40° north where Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism
are the dominant religions.
Adventist World Radio wants to add 15 new languages to be
broadcast from Argenta: Azeri, Bhojpuri, Bundeli, Berber,
Chattisgarhi, Dar, Fulani, Gujarati, Ibo, Kurdish, Kashmiri,
Pashtu, Sindhi and Tibetan.
It is also thought that maintaining an AWR owned station
will give Adventist World Radio more flexibility in scheduling.
Since 1971, AWR has mainly used leased facilities in Europe
for broadcasting to Europe, Africa and Asia.
(Hansjörg Biener on hcdx list, August 19, 2000)
More on AWR Argenta web site
medium wave bonanza
Poland will soon become a new DX target for medium wave
DXers. A major project aims to use medium wave transmitters
for local radio programming to many communities.
The organization Polskie Fale Srednie ("Polish Medium
Wave") is to install 100 watt medium wave transmitters
around the country. So far 50 sites have been targeted,
with 8 to start in September.
Frequencies will be, among others, 531, 963, 1062, 1485
och 1602 kHz.
Every transmitter is to have a local studio, from which
two hours of local programming is to be broadcast under
the name "Twoje Radio" ("Your Radio").
Daily local transmissions is scheduled for 0630-0730 and
1630-1730 UTC. The stations will at other times relay regional
programming from Polskie Radio. (Bernd
Trutenau, Lithuania, August 2, 2000, via SweDX list)
New Europeans on medium wave
Finnish DXer Per-Ole Stenman has observed these new European
radio stations on medium wave:
1269 Yugoslavia, August 11, in parallell with 684 Beograd
1. Signal quite good with normally bad "YU-modulation".
Could not here them the next evening.
1395 Radio Vacantsa, Romania, August 11, seems to be on
a new frequency. In parallell with Radio Cluj (noted the
same px on 909 kHz), Radio Craiova and Radio Antena Bucuresti.
1584 Radio Popular Iasi, August 11, with very good signal
covering completely all the other Popular stations here,
clearly overmodulated and tendencies to the same bad sound
as Hungary-1602. Local ID at 1757 and ending their local
program for the day at 1800 UTC. (Per-Ole Stenman, Finland,
hcdx list, August 17, 2000)
to test more night power
Alaska station KNOM will test increased nighttime power
on its clear channel 780 AM, after the FCC okays the experiment,
after the station received permission from an Alaskan station
on an adajcent frequency, 650 miles away. Consulting engineer
Jack Mullaney and broadcaster Augie Hiebert, are helping
to coordinate the experiment.
KNOM is authorized with 25,000 watts daytime and 14,000
watts night. During the spring and summer, the station experiences
up to 20 hours of daylight at its high latitude, but in
winter as much as 20 hours of darkness.
With the increase of static, electrical noise, and interference,
the station does not get out as much as previously did.
Tom Busch is general manager (email@example.com). Data: KNOM,
P.O. Box 988, Nome, AK 99762. Phone: (907) 443-5221.
(Catholic Radio Update 74, July 29, 2000)
Perú on 5637v kHz
Perú, 5637.21, heard 0100-0156 on August 6 with lively OA
campo music. Announcements by familiar sounding man with
many many mentions of Peru, and Ancash, Pasco, internacional,
Santa Rosa, and Cusco. TCs. Mention of kilohertz at 0124.
What sounded very much like an ID at 0133. Presumed canned
program feature at 0144 with many mentions of San Ignacio,
possibly called "?? Informa Perú". Gave a phone number too.
Went off sometime around 0200 in mid-song. Fair. On later
than usual or reactivated? (Dave Valko, August 6, hcdx