Category Archives: What’s On Shortwave

Breaking: Radio Kuwait is back on the air–?

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:

BULLETIN !!! KUWAIT

As heard by Rich Nowak and posted on the Gary J. Cohen SWL Group
on Facebook, then confirmed here in Maryland, it appears that Kuwait
is back on shortwave, heard from 2000 UTC on 15540. While the signal
level does not approach what we all remember from Kuwait, it is definitely
there, with pop music, and seemingly some local ads. I have not heard an
ID, as of 2023 UTC.

Very cool! Thank you for sharing the tip and confirming, Dan! I’ll add 15540 to my listening schedule again–I’ve always loved listening to Radio Kuwait.

Bletchley Park replica Turing Bombe decodes 40M Enigma message

Remember the weekend 40 meter Enigma message transmitted by DL0HNF? At least one recipient decoded this message:

(Source: Southgate ARC)

40m Enigma Message decrypted at Bletchley Park

On Friday, April 7 the amateur radio station DLØHNF transmitted an Enigma encrypted message on 7036 kHz to Bletchley Park

DLØHNF is the club station at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum in Paderborn, Germany. The encrypted telegraphy message they transmitted was received at the home of the World War Two UK Codebreakers in Bletchley Park. There the message was fed into a replica of the Turing Bombe which enabled the encryption to be cracked.

The message read:  “Paderborn greets the Codebreakers at Bletchley Park”

Read the report and pictures of the event down the page at
http://www.hnf.de/en/veranstaltungen/events/cipher-event-wer-knackt-den-enigma-code.html

Bletchley Park
https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

I would have loved to watch the Touring Bombe in action!

Out of curiosity, did anyone record the Enigma transmission?  I’ve had a number of readers inquire about this. Please comment!

Easter weekend: Lithuanian radio history special via Shortwave Service

(Source: ShortwaveService.com on Facebook)

Save the date: Easter weekend will bring a special broadcast about the lithuanian radio history and the shortwave station Sitk?nai which was switched-off recently. Sigitas Žilionis, Rimantas Pleikys and Audrius Matonis will tell interesting facts and stories from their life and work in lithuanian radio.

WBCQ files application for a new transmitter and antenna

Many thanks to an intrepid SWLing Post reader who shares the following FCC application from Allan Weiner at WBCQ:

Click here to download.

I contacted Allan and asked if he could provide any details yet. His reply was almost poetic:

“It’s simple. WBCQ will be constructing one of the biggest, most powerful, most versatile shortwave transmitter and antenna systems in the world. All for free speech radio. Freedom.”

Now that is something I want to see happen! We love WBCQ!

Italian Broadcasting Corporation’s A17 schedule

(Source: Saverio Masetti on Facebook)

IBC – ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION – A17

We are proud to communicate the new schedule effective from 27 March 2017.
Following the requests of many listeners, we introduce a new 30 minutes weekly broadcast in English, to Europe and the Americas; at the end of every English broadcast there will be 5 minutes of “IBC DIGITAL” in MFSK32.

We wait for your reports and feedback to ibc@europe.com; you are also invited to visit our website www.ibcradio.webs.com to be constantly updated on our broadcast.

Good listening,
Saverio Masetti

ENGLISH:

WEDNESDAY 18.30-19 UTC 6070 / 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY 02.30-03 UTC 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY 01-01.30 UTC 9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY 01.30-02 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA 20-20.30 UTC 1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY 00.30-01 UTC 7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA 10.30-11 UTC 6070 KHZ TO EUROPE (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS)

“IBC DIGITAL” – IN MFSK32:
WEDNESDAY 18.55 UTC 6070 / 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
THURSDAY 02.55 UTC 1584 KHZ TO EUROPE
FRIDAY 01.25 UTC 9955 KHZ TO CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA
SATURDAY 01.55 UTC 11580 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA 20.25 UTC 1584 KHZ TO SOUTH EUROPE
SUNDAY 00.55 UTC 7730 KHZ TO NORTH AMERICA 10.55 UTC 6070 KHZ TO EUROPE (VIA RADIO BCL NEWS)

ITALIAN TO EUROPE:
WEDNESDAY 17-18.30 UTC 6070/1584 KHZ
THURSDAY 01-02.30 UTC 1584 KHZ
SATURDAY 13-14.00 UTC 6070 KHZ

IBC – ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
mail: ibc@europe.com
http://www.ibcradio.webs.com
FB: @ITALIANBROADCASTINGCORPORATION
TW: @RADIOIBC