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Last minute changes to special PCJ broadcast to Europe

pcj(Source: Keith Perron via Richard Langley)

At the last minute we had to make a frequency change for our special broadcasts to Europe.

The time will remain the same: 0900 to 1000UTC

But we will not be using 17825 khz.

The new frequency is 11580 khz.

Nothing else has changed.

As a reminder, here’s the weekly schedule:

Time: 0900 to 1000 UTC

November 14th – Say It With Music
November 21st – Call it Ukraine
November 28th – Rockin’ with Raoul
December 5th – Classics with David Monson
December 12th – Special Jazz For The Asking
December 19th – European radio during WW2 (documentary)
December 26th – Special listeners programs

Richard points out that PCJ has switched their transmitter site from Trinco to WRMI; because of this, listeners in North America might also be able to hear the programs.

Keith’s review of the Sangean ATS-405

Sangean-ATS-405SWLing Post reader, Mike, writes:

Keith Perron’s review of the new Sangean ATS-405 appeared in the last show of Media Network Plus. There is an archive of the show on the PCJ website for you to listen:

http://www.pcjmedia.com/medianetworkplus

The review’s at the beginning of the episode and Keith had multiple complaints about performance, build quality and the radio’s overall engineering. I don’t remember him having anything positive to say about it. Sad because I had hoped this new Sangean would be better.

Thanks for the link, Mike. For what it’s worth Jay Allen was actually mostly impressed with the ATS-405.

I’ll receive an ATS-405 later this week; and I’m very interested to see how it compares to other portables like the Tecsun PL-310ET, CC Skywave, and Tecsun PL-660. I’ll certainly report on what I find.

Here’s the audio from the Media Network Plus review:

Global 24 special broadcast to Asia on December 7

global24-smallMany thanks to Keith Perron at PCJ Media for sharing the following info:

“On December 7, 2014 from 1500 to 1558 UTC [updated – 19 Nov 2014], PCJ Radio International will broadcast a special program produced by Global Radio 24 for listeners in Asia. The frequency will be 13,720 kHz.”

PCJ’s North American schedule posted

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Many thanks to Keith Perron who shares PCJ’s new North American broadcast schedule via Global 24 on 9,395 kHz:

Program Schedule – North America

Saturday
0000UTC – Media Network Plus
0700UTC – Switzerland In Sound
0730UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
1030UTC – Switzerland In Sound
1300UTC – The Happy Station Show
1730UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2200UTC – The Stuph File Program
2300UTC – Song of India

Sunday
1000UTC – Media Network Plus
1430UTC – Switzerland In Sound
2200UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
2300UTC – The Happy Station Show

Monday
0400UTC – The Stuph File Program
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2100UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2230UTC – Switzerland In Sound

Tuesday
0500UTC – Jazz For The Asking
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific

Wednesday
0030UTC – Switzerland In Sound
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
1300UTC – Jazz For The Asking
2100UTC – The Stuph File Program

Thursday
0400UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
1100UTC – The Happy Station Show

Friday
1100UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
2100UTC – Jazz For The Asking
2200UTC – The Happy Station Show

(All times UTC)
Frequency: 9395khz
Reception reports and letters: pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com

Below is when 9395khz propagates best to each of the areas.

North America – 24 Hours a Day Europe
Europe – 1900UTC to 0800UTC
Middle East – 1800UTC to 0500UTC
South America – 2100UTC to 1000UTC
Africa – 2100UTC to 0500UTC
Pacific – 0700UTC to 1100UTC
East Asia – 2100UTC to 0200UTC
Southeast Asia – 1200UTC to 1600UTC