December 24: Tune in NDR’s annual Christmas greetings program on shortwave


Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Harald Kuhl, who writes:

As in past years, German broadcaster NDR will transmit its domestic Xmas greetings program for sailors, Gruß an Bord (Greetings Aboard), on shortwave, December 24th.

Here are the frequencies from the official NDR press release [reception reports are encouraged]:

From 19.00 until 21.00 UTC (20.00 until 22.00 clock CET) on December 24, 2015:

6185 Atlantic – North
11650 Atlantic – South
9830 Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9885 Indian Ocean – West
9810 Indian Ocean – East

From 21.00 to 23.00 UTC (22.00 to 24.00 clock CET) on December 24, 2015:

6040 Atlantic – North
9655 Atlantic – South
9830 Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9515 Indian Ocean – West
9765 Indian Ocean – East

Reception reports are welcomed at

Here are direct links just in case NRD changes a frequency:,grussanbord326.html,grussanbord306.html

WRTH 2016: now in publication

WRTH-2016I’m very happy to see this notice from Nicholas Hardyman, Publisher of the World Radio TV Handbook:

We are delighted to announce the publication today of the 70th edition of WRTH.

For full details of WRTH 2016 and to order a copy please visit our website at where you can also order the B15 WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide on CD and as a download.

WRTH 2016 is also available for pre-order, for readers in the USA, from Amazon or Universal  Radio in Ohio.

I hope you enjoy using this new edition of WRTH and the new CD.

Best regards

Nicholas Hardyman

BBC World Service: “Click” Broadcast Times (Oct 2015 – Mar 2016)

BBC_ClickMany thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, for providing this simple updated broadcast schedule for one of our favorite technology programs, Click:

Click here to download as a PDF.

Special EDXC Broadcast: December 5 – 7, 2015


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Robert AK3Q, who shares the following information:

(Schedule Published on the Cumbre_DX group by Alokesh Gupta)

Special EDXC Broadcast 5-7 December

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club will be broadcasting on shortwave about EDXC – Conference at St.Petersburg.

Special QSL-Card for reception reports to RMRC or by post Rhein-Main-Radio- Club e.V. , Postfach 700849, 60558 Frankfurt, Germany.

Via Lithuania:
5 December 0800-0900 on 11690 to Asia (Japan) in English
5 December 0900-1000 on 11690 to Russia in Russian.

5 December at 2200-2300 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 0100-0200 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 2300-0000 on 5850 to North America
6 December at 0500-0600 on 9955 to Caribbean and Latin America
7 December at 2100-2200 on 7570 to North America. This may also be audible in Europe.
7 December at 2100-2200 on 15770 to Europe and North America. (DX-clusive via Lehtinen)
*(DX-Window No. 542, Danish Shortwave Club International) *

More information here:

RTI test broadcasts to Central/South America


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who notes that Radio Taiwan International will be testing a new broadcast schedule to Latin America October 27-29.

Frequencies and times are as follows:

  • To Central America: 03:00 – 04:00 UTC in 5985 Khz
  • To South America : 00:00 – 01:00 UTC in 11920 Khz

Send your reception reports to:


ITU Monitoring Programme: 2.85 to 28 MHz

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I’m having difficulty remembering who sent me a link to the ITU Monitoring Programme, but I am most grateful.

What is the monitoring programme? Here’s the description from the ITU website:

“The objective of this monitoring programme is to identify stations whose emissions in bands between 2 850 kHz and 28 000 kHz are not in conformity with the RR and to provide administrations that do not have monitoring facilities with information for frequency management purposes.

?The Bureau prepares a publication containing spectrum monitoring information in the frequency bands between 2 850 kHz and 28 000 kHz submitted by administrations in accordance with BR Circular-letter CR/159 of 9 May 2001.”

The data can be downloaded in spreadsheet format, organized by monitoring date. It’s an amazing amount of information–a decent survey of what can be found on the bands.

Click here to view the list of spreadsheets.

Radio Romania International: New frequencies as of October 25

RomaniaMapMany thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), for sharing the following additional update from Radio Romania International:

Dear friends,

As of October 25th 2015 RRI broadcasts on new SW frequencies. Please check them out: