Special VORW Radio International Broadcasts To Europe & North America This Saturday! (10/24)

Hello Readers! This Saturday (10/24) there will be two special broadcasts of VORW Radio International targeting listeners in Europe and North America. They will be broadcast from WWCR in Nashville, Tennessee with a power of 100 kW each.

Each broadcast will be 1 Hour in length and will feature music (1960s – Present) and commentary, overall I hope for it to be an enjoyable show!

Here is the broadcast schedule:

Saturday October 24th at 1100 UTC (7 AM Eastern / 1 PM CEST) – 15825 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – To Europe & Eastern North America

Saturday October 24th at 1900 UTC (3 PM Eastern / 9 PM CEST) – 13845 kHz – WWCR 100 kW – To Europe & North America

Reception reports may be sent to vorwinfo@gmail.com

I hope you can tune in!

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New DRM Transmission and DXer Programme from KTWR Guam

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes:

SWLing Post readers might be interested in learning that KTWR in Guam
has announced new DRM transmission details including a new DXer’s
Program named “Love Asia By Radio” which is scheduled to first air on
October 25, 2020 on their 1026-1057UTC English DRM broadcast to India
on 13800kHz. I just posted a question on their blog asking if the
program audio will be made available online to potential listeners
who can’t receive the broadcast, but haven’t heard back from them
yet. If I do, I’ll share that info.

KTWR New DRM Transmission Details and DXer Programme

Effective from Sunday 25th October, KTWR, Guam will continue its DRM
broadcasts to India, China and Japan. It will include a brand new
programme produced specially for Dxers. Click here for more details.
http://ktwrdrm.blogspot.com/2020/10/new-dx-program.html

Love Asia By Radio

Guam Shortwave Transmitter Station – KTWR

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

New DX Program

People have asked us to air a DX program for many years. KTWR had
done this a few decades ago, but we had no one to produce a new
program. Now, one of our listeners, Arun Kumar Narasimham has begun
production of the “Dxers Diary”. The first airing will be on 25
October 2020 in our 1026-1057UTC English DRM broadcast to India on
13800kHz. We are glad that Arun has stepped in to fill this
longstanding gap in our programming. We hope you enjoy it and
continue to enjoy the DX hobby.

Thank you for the tip, Ed, and we’ll look forward to any updates you might have.

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Free Radio Skybird: Sunday October 25th and November 1, 2020

(Source: Pete Madtone)

DJ Frederick‘s Free Radio Skybird is back on the 49 Metre shortwave band again this Sunday October 25th (and repeated the week after) as part of the station’s tenth anniversary. The broadcast goes out at 1200 UTC on 6070 kHz via Channel 292. Expect the usual mixture of stuff with DJ FrederickThe Radiophonic Laboratory and Weed’s own One Deck Pete. Tune in! #shortwavesnotdead #freeradioskybird

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Pete rediscovers the 1984 Channel 4 Film “C.Q.”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor,  Pete Madtone, who writes:

I was coming home from my tai chi class in the local park yesterday and remembered this play that I watched a long time ago. Please tell me you don’t know it!

[In] the credits at the end it has another radio connection: the UK reggae DJ (BBC) David Rodigan. Great eh?

“Life changes dramatically for radio amateur Norman when he gets in touch with a round-the-world yachtsman who introduces him to a different life – and a taste of fame.”

Thanks, Pete! I was not at all familiar with this TV Movie, but I absolutely love the nostalgia factor!

Post readers: Anyone familiar with “C.Q.”–? Do you remember watching it when it was first broadcast in 1984? Please comment!

 

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Dan spots a shortwave radio in Canadian TV series “Pure”

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

[Found this Tecsun S2000 or Grundig 750] in the Canadian TV series Pure, which lasted 2 seasons, about Mennonites in Ontario involved in drug trafficking from Mexico.

Thanks for the tip, Dan! I was not at all familiar with this series.

We’ll put this in our ever-growing collection of radios in movies.

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FTIOM & UBMP, October 25-31

From the Isle of Music, October 25-31:
Part 1 of 2 parts: Special guest Zenovio Hernández Pavón, a prolific researcher, author, historian and radio producer in Holguín, helps us explore Holguín’s important and distinctive musical culture with several examples.
The broadcasts take place:
1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in most of the Eastern Hemisphere (including parts of East Asia and Oceania) with 100Kw, Sunday 1500-1600 UTC on SpaceLine, 9400 KHz, from Sofia, Bulgaria (1800-1900 MSK)
2. For the Americas and parts of Europe, Tuesday 0000-0100 on WBCQ, 7490 kHz from Monticello, ME, USA (Monday 8-9PM EDT in the US).
3 & 4. For Europe and sometimes beyond, Tuesday 1900-2000 UTC and Saturday 1300-1400  (NEW UTC) on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/fromtheisleofmusic/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, October 25, 27 and 31:
Episode 188 presents a variety of musical styles from Venezuela. If you have never been to Venezuela (maybe even if you have), some of what you will hear will surprise you.
The transmissions take place:
1.Sunday 2200-2300 (6:00PM -7:00PM EDT) on WBCQ The Planet 7490 kHz from the US to the Americas and parts of Europe
2. Tuesday 2000-2100 UTC on Channel 292, 6070 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
3. Saturday 0800-0900 UTC on Channel 292, 9670 kHz from Rohrbach, Germany for Europe.
Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UncleBillsMeltingPot/
Our V-Kontakte page is https://vk.com/fromtheisleofmusic
Our Patreon page is https://www.patreon.com/tilford

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Video: Uncovering a Buried Co-Channel Station with the New AirSpy SDR# Tool

AirSpy’s Youssef Touil shares a video from YouTube author “PY3CRX&PY2PLL” which dramatically demonstrates the extent to which the Co-Channel Canceller tool can uncover a much weaker signal beneath a powerful one:

Youssef commented on the video that It only needs some tweaking to the lock/offset to get a perfect decode. So, presumably the result could be even better than heard here.

For more information on the Co-Channel Canceller, see my original article here, and the follow-up piece.

Guy Atkins is a Sr. Graphic Designer for T-Mobile and lives near Seattle, Washington.  He’s a regular contributor to the SWLing Post.

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