Chelmsford Calling adds shortwave relay in Finland

ChelmsfordWorldService(Source: Southgate ARC)

The Chelmsford Calling World Service produced by Jim Salmon 2E0RMI has added a shortwave relay from Finland

Chelmsford Calling is currently relayed on shortwave by Radio Miami International WRMI on the 2nd Friday of each month at 2300 UT on 9955 kHz. The additional relay will be by Scandinavian Weekend Radio (SWR) which is located in Virrat city, Upper Tampere Region, Liedenpohja village, Finland.

The show will be broadcast on the first Saturday of the month starting on December 6 on a selection of the following frequencies – 1602 kHz, 5980 kHz, 6170 kHz, 11690 kHz, 11720 kHz, & 94.90 MHz.

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Scandinavian Weekend Radio Christmas specials & frequencies

SWR(Source: Scandinavian Weekend Radio via Alokesh Gupta)

Scandinavian Weekend Radio is broadcasting a series of Christmas Specials on 5980, 6170, 11690, 11720 kHz the 24th & 25th of Dec 2012.

The full broadcast schedule can be found here: http://www.swradio.net/schedule.htm

Scandinavian Weekend Radio special broadcast this weekend

Scandinavian Weekend Radio will broadcast for 24 hours during the Finnish DX Association’s 50th Annual Summer Meeting, Friday, August 3 and Saturday August 4, 2012.

Try to catch Scandinavian Weekend Radio’s broadcasts when conditions are favorable for your part of the globe. Their online radio schedule could be a bit confusing for those of you new to SWLing–I’ve produced a simple broadcast schedule with times in UTC below:

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  • 21:00 – 22:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,720 kHz
  • 22:00 – 24:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,690 kHz

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

  • 00:00 – 07:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,690 kHz
  • 07:00 – 08:00 UTC on 5,980 and 11,720 kHz
  • 08:00 – 13:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,720 kHz
  • 13:00 – 14:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,690 kHz
  • 14:00 – 16:00 UTC on 5,980 and 11,690 kHz
  • 16:00 – 18:00 UTC on 5,980 and 11,720 kHz
  • 18:00 – 21:00 UTC on 6,170 and 11,690 kHz

NOTE: As Glenn Hauser mentions in the comments, “Might point out the power is only 100 watts. If anyone ever hears it outside Europe, we`d like to know.”

Scandinavian Weekend Radio–catch it on shortwave

SWR (Scandinavian Weekend Radio) is one hip shortwave broadcaster–they’re grass-roots, people-driven and format-free. SWR has been on the air since 2000 and they were, at the time, Scandinavia’s first and only privately owned shortwave radio station.

SWR is not an easy catch for those of us outside of Europe, but with propagation better than it has been in the past few years, it certainly makes for fun DX.

When can you catch SWR? They typically broadcast on the first Saturday of every month for 24 hours, starting 2:00 UTC.

They are scheduled to operate on the following dates:

January 13th-14th 2012,
February 3rd-4th 2012
March 2nd-3rd 2012

You’ll find SWR on the following shortwave frequencies: 11,720 kHz, 11,690 kHz, 5,980 kHz and 6,170 kHz.

Let us know if you hear them! We’d like to thank Alokesh Gupta for the tip.