B14 broadcast schedules published

SX-99-DialThe new B14 shortwave broadcast schedule started on Sunday, 26 October 2014. You might have noticed that many online resources are in the process of updating schedules.

If you need up-to-date schedules in the meantime:

Happy listening!

WRTH : A14 updates are now available for download

wrth-2014WRTH has just announced that updates to the A season international radio broadcasting schedules are available to download on WRTH’s website.

This update includes the cuts and changes to VOA/RFA/RFE etc.

WRTH : B12 updates are now available for download

WRTH2013(Source: WRTH Editorial Team)

A few hours later than planned, the B12 broadcast schedules update file is now available from the WRTH Website: http://www.wrth.com (and follow the links) the file is in PDF format and requires Acrobat 6 or greater to open it. The file contains updates to the International and Clandestine/Target broadcast schedules published in WRTH2013. We hope you find this a useful accompaniment to the printed book.

Best wishes / 73 from WRTH Editorial team.

Updates to the WRTH Summer A12 schedules are now available for download

The World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) has updates their A12 International Radio Supplement as of July 13. The file is now available to download, free of charge, from the WRTH website. This is a comprehensive update and supplement to the printed 2012 WRTH.

Updates to the WRTH Summer A12 schedules are now available for download

The World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) A12 schedules updates file is now available to download, free of charge, from the WRTH website. This is a comprehensive update and supplement to the printed 2012 WRTH.

(Source: Sean Gilbert, WRTH)

The WRTH Editorial team is pleased to announce that the Summer/’A’ season broadcasting schedules file is now available to download, free of charge, from the WRTH website – click on http://www.wrth.com/ and follow the link “Latest PDF Updates”.

The file is in PDF format (you will require the free Adobe Acrobat reader to open this file. If you do not have the Acrobat reader, please visit http://www.abobe.com/ to download and install it). The 86 page file is approximately 4500kB in size and contains the following information:

Summer / ‘A’ Season broadcasting schedules for over 200 international and Clandestine/Target stations;

Frequency listing of the above stations to facilitate band scanning;

Broadcasts in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish;

International DRM broadcasts.

Please feel free to pass this information on so that we may reach as many SWL’s, DX-er’s and professionals as possible.

For contact details, transmitter sites and much more, please refer to the printed WRTH, which is available to order from the website.

We hope you find this a useful accompaniment to the printed WRTH.

On behalf of the publisher and editorial team at WRTH, happy listening!

73,
Sean D. Gilbert,
International Editor – WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook)

ShortwaveSchedule.com: An up-to-date online frequency/broadcaster database for shortwave radio

ShortwaveSchedule.com's interface is easy to use and read. (Click to enlarge)

There are a number of online shortwave frequency databases out there, but until recently, I was never satisfied with any one single site. Some of the more user-friendly sites are horribly out-of-date and many of the up-to-date sites are difficult to navigate when you’re in a hurry. After all, it’s one thing to view schedules in a book like WRTH or the Worldwide Listening Guide, where you can touch the page and make notes; it’s a much different experience to scroll down frequency listings on your computer monitor.

I’ve been using a new shortwave schedule database recently called ShortwaveSchedule.com, and I must say, I’m very pleased with it. This site combines several useful features into one shortwave schedule database that have previously not belonged to any one site.

This site makes it easy to search by frequency for quick ID and for a full listing of what is broadcasting at that moment.

This site’s database allows you to search:

  • By broadcaster
  • By frequency
  • By what’s on the air “now”

These are the most common searches I use when I need a quick identification. The site is basically an online version of Aoki’s Bi Newsletter shortwave transmission database.

Best yet, the site’s owner, VAXXi, tries to continuously improve the site and is even open to suggestions from users. I made a suggestion recently and received a quick response.  The site author also created a very helpful online user guide and updates the homepage with version notes.

Anyway, check out the site and feel free to comment, to note your favorite online schedule site, or make suggestions.

Updates to the WRTH B11 schedules are now available for download

The World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH) B11 schedules updates file is now available to download, free of charge, from the WRTH website. This is a comprehensive update and supplement to the printed 2012 WRTH.