Kamchatka broadcasting on shortwave

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ralf Bender, who writes:

Here a link to a German radio station website, which yesterday released that a Russian broadcaster is back on air. In times when many broadcasters/stations are closed [this is] good news.

Here there original German website:

And here with automatic Google translation:

Kamchatka on shortwave

According to the broadcasting companies of the republics Adygea and Sakha, in the Russian Federation, a third broadcaster is again active on shortwave: the GTRK Kamchatka from Petropavlovsk. Sent for each two hours from 8.00 and 13.00 clock local time on the frequency 5940 kHz.[…]

The transmission to 5940 kHz compensates the omission of the long wave 180 kHz. Like all others, it had been shut down at the beginning of 2014 by long-wave and shortwave recordings that had previously been recorded on the account of the All-Russian State Broadcasting Corporation (WGTRK). Thus, the radio coverage ended outside the areas reached by the FM stations.[…]

The article also includes the following reception video from a DXer in Asia:

Click here to view on YouTube.

Thanks for the tip, Ralf! Perhaps some of our Russian readers can shed some light on this development?  Please comment!

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3 thoughts on “Kamchatka broadcasting on shortwave

  1. DanH

    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is only 1500 miles NNE of Tokyo and 3700 miles from my location in Northern California. I have darkness here at 0200 UTC during their second broadcast. It will be worth a try (longshot) if propagation is good this evening. But, I usually don’t hear R. Nikkei well on 49m until after 0700 UTC when there is darkness on both ends. It would be nice to know the Russian antenna heading.

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