Category Archives: Specials

Arctic Radio Club special mediumwave broadcast May 6 & 7

The Arctic Radio Club Radio Van (Source: Arctic Radio Club)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mick Holland, who shares the following:

This popped up on my Facebook news feed this week. Posted by Giampiero Bernardini in the WRTH – World Radio Tv Handbook Facebook Group:

Arctic Radio Club in Sweden celebrates the 2017 Convention in Jönköping, Sweden May 6 & 7th. Our radiostation ( the radiovan above) will be on the air with many different type of programs, mostly in Swedish. The transmitter will have a power of 250 W (ERP) on 1593 kHz and the antenna is located on a high hill near lake Vättern. In the evening of May 5th we will start tests. There will be station identifications in English, too.

The official start will be May 6th at 1900 UTC and the programs will be running until 1100 UTC on Sunday noon

On the 7th there will be a program dedicated to the local SR P4 Radio Jönköping that celebrates its 40th year of broadcasting. this year. This program starts at 1000 UTC and will be in Swedish. Until the station signs off at 1100 UTC.

Reception reports are appreciated and a special QSL-card is issued, if you enclose return postage in your letter. Reception reports by e-mail will be answered by an e-QSL. Address: Ronny Forslund, Arctic Radio 1593, Vita Huset, SE-17995 Svartsjö, SWEDEN. E-mail: info(AT)rock.x.se”

Readers of the SWLing Blog might be interested.

Indeed we are!  Thank you for sharing, Mick!

April 15: RNW returns for broadcast from original news van

Schagen Auto Museum

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Gerard Koopal, who shares the following:

Below an article about the return of RNW Netherlands out of a 1958 truck on april 15.
Although i suppose you can’t read German, the times and freq’s should be clear.


… zwar nur für einen Tag aber immerhin:

Am 15. April, also diesen Samstag, gibt es eine Sondersendung aus dem
Automuseum Schagen im Norden der Niederlande. Die ehemaligen Mitarbeiter
Dick Klees, Hans Hogendoorn, Pieter Damave und Ruud Poeze werden aus einem
originalen Ü-Wagen des RNW aus dem Jahr 1958 eine 7-stündige Live-Sendung fahren.

Die Sendung wird über Stream, Mittelwelle van Radio Paradijs auf 1584, 1332 und 1224 kHz und im DAB Kanal 8A in Randstad ausgestrahlt.

Ach ja: Kurzwelle gibt’s auch, von diesen bösen Menschen beim
Schortwääävsörvizzz:

… auf 3985 kHz zw. 11-18 CEST
… auf 6005 kHz zw. 11-15 CEST
… auf 7310 kHz zw. 11-12 und 16-17 CEST
… auf 15560 kHz zw. 14-17 CEST

Kontakt zur Crew während der Sendung per e-Mail Wereldomroep70@hotmail.com

Details in dutch:
http://www.spreekbuis.nl/radio-nederland-wereldomroep-komt-terug#sthash.XprqTws2.dpuf

Many thanks, Gerard! I found that Google Translate did a fairly good job translating the Dutch article into English–click here to read.

Keep in mind that CEST is UTC +2 hours. Broadcasts will start at 1300 UTC 9:00 UTC (thanks for the correction, Christian!).

I love the sound of this special event. I’ll certainly be listening and, hopefully, recording!

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

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Harald Kuhl, who notes times and frequencies of NRD’s annual Christmas greetings:

Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) program “Gruss an Bord” on shortwave on 24 December 2016:

19.00 UTC till 21.00 Uhr UTC

6.125 kHz Atlantic – North
11.650 kHz Atlantic – South
9.800 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9.740 kHz Indian Ocean – West
9.790 kHz Indian Ocean – East
6.145 kHz Europe

21.00 UTC till 23.00 Uhr UTC

5.930 kHz Atlantic – North
9.830 kHz Atlantic – South
9.590 kHz Atlantic / Indian Ocean (South Africa)
9.765 kHz Indian Ocean – West
9.650 kHz Indian Ocean – East
6.145 kHz Europe

contact: gruss-an-bord@ndr.de

vy73

Harald

Here’s the press release from NDR (in German):

Presse aktuell
Empfang auf Weltmeeren und in fernen Häfen: “Gruß an Bord” auch über Kurzwelle

Sendungen: Sonnabend, 24. Dezember, 20.05 bis 22.00 Uhr, NDR Info und NDR 90,3 / 23.05 bis 24.00 Uhr, NDR Info

Seit Weihnachten 1953 bildet die NDR Radiosendung “Gruß an Bord” eine Brücke zwischen den Seeleuten auf den Meeren und ihren Angehörigen in Deutschland: Seeleute schicken Grüße in die Heimat, ihre Familien haben die Möglichkeit, ihren Lieben auf hoher See ein frohes Fest und ein gutes, neues Jahr zu wünschen. Damit die Besatzungen die Traditionssendung auch in fernen Häfen auf den Weltmeeren empfangen können, hat der NDR eigens für Heiligabend Kurzwellen-Frequenzen angemietet.

In der Zeit von 19.00 bis 21.00 Uhr UTC (20.00 bis 22.00 Uhr MEZ) sendet die Kurzwelle am 24. Dezember über folgende Frequenzen (UTC ist die Abkürzung für die koordinierte Weltzeit, die Universal Time Coordinated):

FREQUENZ ZIELGEBIET
6.125 kHz Atlantik – Nord
11.650 kHz Atlantik – Süd
9.800 kHz Atlantik/ Indischer Ozean (Südafrika)
9.740 kHz Indischer Ozean – West
9.790 kHz Indischer Ozean – Ost
6.145 kHz Europa

In der Zeit von 21.00 bis 23.00 Uhr UTC (22.00 bis 24.00 Uhr MEZ) am 24. Dezember über folgende Frequenzen:

FREQUENZ ZIELGEBIET
5.930 kHz Atlantik – Nord
9.830 kHz Atlantik – Süd
9.590 kHz Atlantik / Indischer Ozean (Südafrika)
9.765 kHz Indischer Ozean – West
9.650 kHz Indischer Ozean – Ost
6.145 kHz Europa

NDR Info und NDR 90,3 senden “Gruß an Bord” von 20.05 Uhr bis 22.00 Uhr MEZ. Anschließend folgt auf NDR Info von 22.00 Uhr bis 23.00 Uhr MEZ die Übertragung einer evangelischen Christmette aus der St. Johanniskirche in Hamburg-Altona. Von 23.05 bis 24.00 Uhr wird “Gruß an Bord” auf NDR Info, NDR Info Spezial, online und über Kurzwelle fortgesetzt.

Die Grüße werden in der Hamburger Seemannsmission “Duckdalben” von den NDR Info Moderatoren Regina König und Ocke Bandixen übermittelt. Andrea-Christina Furrer und Andreas Kuhnt sind die Gastgeber im Kulturspeicher in Leer. Die Moderatoren erwarten u. a. Vertreter der Reedereien, Seemannspastoren und viele Familien. Außerdem werden sie Schiffe der Marine und deutsche Forschungsschiffe, die auf den Weltmeeren unterwegs sind, rufen. Für die musikalische Unterhaltung sorgen in Hamburg der Gitarrist Roland Cabezas, die Lars-Luis Linek-Band sowie die Sängerin Marion Welch, in Leer der Bingumer Shanty-Chor und das irische Trio Dara Mc Namara, Stephen Kavanagh und Dylan Vaughn.

Bis zum 17. Dezember nimmt die Redaktion Grußwünsche per E-Mail entgegen,
gruss-an-bord@ndr.de, oder per Post: Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR Info, Redaktion “Gruß an Bord”, Rothenbaumchaussee 132 – 134, 20149 Hamburg. Diese Grüße werden am 24. Dezember von 23.05 Uhr bis Mitternacht auf NDR Info und über die extra angemietete Kurzwellenfrequenzen verlesen.

NDR Info und NDR 90,3 sind über UKW, DAB+, DVB-S Radio und per Livestreaming im Internet, z. B. über die NDR Radio-App, zu empfangen.
18. November 2016 / RP

WWII Thru The Radio: A Hobart Radio International special broadcast

documentryww2(Source: Hobart Radio International)

This fortnight we’re airing a special documentary over shortwave radio and FM:

WW2: Thru The Radio

In this special show we’re looking at listener’s perspective of WW2 through the radio; featuring Medium Wave, Long Wave and Short Wave recordings.

We include famous speeches aired by Chamberlain, Churchill and Truman and live reports from the battlefront.

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RAE – Argentina To The World: RAE’s new name and new commitment to shortwave broadcasting

RAE Antenna farm (Source: RAE)

RAE Antenna farm (Source: RAE)

Many thanks to Luis Maria Barassi (RAE Director) and Adrian Korol (RAE Executive Advisor) for sharing the following press release:


RAE- RADIODIFUSION ARGENTINA AL EXTERIOR becomes RAE- ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD

A new stage begins in the history of RAE, that will transform from RAE-RADIODIFUSION ARGENTINA AL EXTERIOR to RAE- ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD, updating the identity of our international signal.

argentina-rae

Among the news to share, there’s the decision to maintain presence on the shortwave frequencies of 15345 and 11710 KHZ, which are broadcast from the transmission plant located in General Pacheco. Currently, we’re facing some technical problems with regard to modulation, but we’ll face the challenge of fixing this and increase our presence on the shortwaves.

We’ll keep on transmitting in eight languages, now with a homogenous programming, that will be coherent with regard to contents, with the specific contribution of each language considering particular characteristics. RAE’s new stage will feature programs Mondays through Mondays.

Each language will have a daily 55-minute broadcast on the shortwaves, with one daily re-run.

In addition, the daily show will be available on the new website of RAE, where the program will be on streaming 24 hours a day.

Specific applications for RAE will be developed for mobile devices and on a second stage, podcasts and RAE content broadcast by local stations in other countries. The most recent shows will also be available to download on demand.

Another innovation are the six channels of Argentine music available on RAE’s website, organized by genre: Tango, Folk, Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classical, that will play music 24 hours, with playlist in constant expansion and a radio sound, that’s to say, with a presentation of songs, that will provide additional data about the tunes.

This way, listeners will be able to enjoy at any time of the day the best works by artists such as Charly Garcia, Yupanqui, Piazzolla, Sandro, Malosetti, La Camerata Bariloche, announced in various languages, with a radio format. This is part of the new design of what we call DIGITAL RAE.

The daily programs of RAE cover various topics developed jointly by the new production team of RAE as well as the language teams. After the news bulletin, with the inclusion of music and bite-sized features about various topics.

In addition, we’ll now have a new interval ID signal.

The schedule for our station in all languages now will be:

MONDAY: Our Football/Argentine Tango

TUESDAY: Argentines Without Borders / La Folklórica

WEDNESDAY: The Conversation/Argentine Roads

THURSDAYS: Welcome/Science and Technology

FRIDAYS: Multi-Sports Center/Histories in Common

On Saturdays, a SUMMARY OF THE WEEK will be broadcast, followed by ACTUALIDAD DX.COM.AR, the new segment dedicated to DXing, radio, media and information technology.

This program will be produced and presented in Spanish by ARNALDO SLAEN and RAE’S director, LUIS MARIA BARASSI, featuring news about radio and technologies applied to communication, plus audio files, interviews, etcetera. The program will have an average duration of 25-30 minutes.

This format will be broadcast also on various languages and will not only be available on RAE’s website, but also in the spaces dedicated to DX-related content on the web.

Finally, Sundays will be the day of program THE BRIDGE, a weekly space focused on the contact with listeners, music and interviews. The show will also pay homage to classics of international broadcasting such as the STATION OF JOY and similar programs that left their mark in the history of international radio.

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The support of all DXing colleagues, radio ham enthusiasts and fans of the Short Waves is paramount, in order to spread their messages, emphasize the importance of the shortwaves as well as the need to increase the presence on various bands, complementing digital content.

A new stage begins for RAE, ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD, with many ideas and challenges ahead, a phase in which the participation of all sectors linked to our field will be key for our growth and for the steps that will follow.

It’s important to underline that after many years of being practically ignored by various administrations, the new stage of Radio Nacional, under director Ana Gerschenson, and Deputy Director Pablo Ciarliero, includes a project for RAE, with the participation of the excellent and historic professionals of RAE, plus the arrival of experts in digital content and with the incorporation of Adrián Korol, who, beyond his renown for his work in Radio and TV, is a passionate DXer and Radio Ham fan.

Over the next few days, we’ll release the definitive schedule, with timetables, frequencies and targeted zones for all languages.

The launch of this new phase will be next October 5 at 7PM, at the Auditorium of Radio Nacional Buenos Aires. We let you know, as well, that next week a definitive timetable will be released. It’s clear that all ideas, proposals and specially the dissemination to this news will be greatly appreciated.

73 & DX

RAE ARGENTINA TO THE WORLD

Luis Maria Barassi – Director

Adrian Korol – Executive Advisor