Category Archives: What’s On Shortwave

Radio Guinée 9650 kHz Conakry, Guinea; a strong signal with clear ID received in Oxford, UK

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A strong signal with a clear ID from Conakry, Guinea, heard in Oxford UK on 08/08/16 at 18:04 hrs UTC using my trusty Panasonic RF-B65 and a 50 metre longwire. No SYNC of course, but once again, the vintage Panasonic performs very well for this personal-first reception. I do have another recording of this station using the Sony ICF-2001D, from which a performance comparison can be made at a later date. Great to hear Radio Guinée by the way; I believe they had been off-air for around 5 years, until earlier this year. Click the image below to watch the reception video on Oxford Shortwave log.

panasonic bigRadio Guinée 9650 kHz Conakry, Guinea, heard by Oxford Shortwave Log

Clint Gouveia is the author of this post and a regular contributor to the SWLing Post. Clint actively publishes videos of his shortwave radio excursions on his YouTube channel: Oxford Shortwave Log. Clint is based in Oxfordshire, England.

The Classics Experience with Paul Walker: August 26 and 27

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Walker, who announces his next show:

The next broadcast of The Classics Experience with Paul Walker is going to be the biggest yet. It’ll all take place in late August with 2 hours of rock n roll music with maybe a few country songs thrown in for good measure. The show is ALL about the music and providing something different on the shortwave bands, so all you’ll get from the show is MUSIC. There will be NO rants, raves, personal opinions or political and religious rants. No commercials or sponsors either. I fund the broadcast out of my own pocket so I can pick whatever music I want and not have to answer to anyone but George D. Beagle!

WRMI 7570kHz Saturday August 27th 0400 to 0600UTC. Beaming at 315 degrees towards Vancouver. It should provide a good signal to the West Coast of the US and Canada and probably parts of the midwest and upper midwest along the way.

WRMI 11580kHz Friday August 26th 2100 UTC to 2300UTC., This signal target area is Eastern North America and Western Europe.

WRMI 11530kHz Saturday August 27th, 0200UTC to 0400UTC targetting South America with maybe a little spill over to extreme Western Africa.

WINB 9265kHz Saturday August 27th 0330 to 0530UTC. This should provide good coverage into the Midwest, parts of southern Canada, into Mexico along with parts of Central & Southern Europe it seemed.. It was weakly heard in Australia and New Zealand during my last broadcast.

Channel 292 6070kHz Friday August 26th 2200 to 2400UTC. This should provide good coverage of central and parts of Western Europe.

Shortwave Services 15195khz via Armenia Saturday August 27th 1200 to 1400UTC. Beaming at 65 degrees towards Japan.

I am going to suspend my request for $ to cover postage and QSL costs. I’ve been so lax in sending out QSL cards, I haven’t gotten around to any of them from previous broadcasts and have gotten a few nastygrams about it. I feel bad, so I won’t ask for any money to cover costs this time around.

Contact information for reception reports:
Paul B. Walker, Jr.
PO Box 353
Galena, Alaska 99741-0353 USA

There may be MFSK32 data and pictures during the broadcast. I will announce during the broadcast if and when that happens.

VORW Radio International shortwave special: August 10 and 11

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, John from VORW Radio International, who writes:

[I] wanted to let you know that I will be having a special shortwave broadcast on August 10th and 11th. The broadcast will provide entertainment to listeners in Europe, Asia and North America with a mixture of good music and talk to accompany it.

The schedule for the transmission is as follows:

Wednesday August 10th

WBCQ – 7490 kHz – 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Eastern 0100 – 0200 UTC (Thursday the 11th) – North America

Thursday August 11th

Shortwave Service (Via Armenia 100 kW) — 12075 kHz — 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern 1600 – 1700 UTC – India

Shortwave Service — 6005 kHz — 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern 1800 – 1900 UTC – Central/Western Europe

Any reception reports will be met with an E-QSL card and can be sent to vorwinfo@gmail.com

Great to hear that you’ll be on the air once again, John!

The Mighty KBC: two shows on shortwave tonight

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Sunday, August 7, 00:00 – 02:00 UTC, The Mighty KBC will broadcast on 9925 kHz for two hours:

  • 00:00 – 01:00 UTC It’s Radio, But Not As We Know It – Dave Mason
  • 01:00 – 02:00 UTC The Giant Jukebox – Eric van Willegen

Note that for those of us in North America, the broadcasts will start at 20:00 (EDT) tonight (Saturday).

I’m planning to tune “Scottie”–my Scott Marine Model SLR-M (above)–to the KBC signal and enjoy the shows!

August 21 & 22: From The Radio Netherlands Archives Part 2

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August 21st and 22nd PCJ Radio International will present part 2 of From The Radio Netherlands Archives.

In the first program we played a mix bag of stuff. But in program two the focus will be on news and documentaries. You will hear Ginger Da Silva, Eric Beauchemin, Pete Myers and more.

There will be a special E-QSL issued for this program. PCJ Radio International’s partner stations will receive this program in two parts.

The program will be presented by Paulette MacQuarrie.

Europe: 0600 to 0800UTC – Frequency 7570kHz
August 21, 2016

North America: 0100 to 0300UTC – Frequency 7780kHz
August 22, 2016

For more information contact PCJ at pcj@pcjmedia.com