Category Archives: Broadcasters

60th Anniversary of RAE Argentina To The World

Many thanks to Adrian Korol, Director of RAE Argentina, who shares the following :

2018 is the 60th Anniversary of RAE Argentina to the World

We are celebrating all along the year.

This week RAE moves to a new and functional desk office with access from the main hall to the entrance of Radio Nacional building in the historic address of Maipu 555, Buenos Aires.

Next, we are going to inaugurate a modern radio studio.

We are optimistic in being able to celebrate these 60 years with a new short wave transmitter from the General Pacheco plant in Buenos Aires.

Also, in March, new shows and content will be over the air from Buenos Aires, on shortwaves and digital environments.

Obviously, there will be contests, a new website, SPECIAL QSL and much more.

Thank you, Adrian! Sounds like RAE will have many positive developments this year. Excellent!

Note that RAE have also recently announced their new shortwave schedule via WRMI.

RAE: Announcement and Updated schedule from WRMI

Many thanks to Adrian Korol, Director of RAE Argentina, who shares the following broadcast schedule update via WRMI as of January 8, 2018:

Ampegon to install its first rotatable array antenna at WBCQ

(Source: Radio World via Andrea Borgnino)

Ampegon says it is about to deliver and install its first rotatable shortwave high-power array antenna on the North American continent.

The system, which will be installed WBCQ in the United States, is designed for the transmission of shortwave signals of up to 500 kW, the high-power antenna offers different radiation patterns, an antenna gain of up to 23 dB and uses a technology characterized by a single-shaft structural design.

Continue reading at Radio World…

4KZ update: Transmitting low power for now

The 4KZ transmitter is located in Innisfail, Australia

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jerome van der Linden, who writes:

Have been communicating with Al Kirton (4KZ, Innisfail, Queensland Manager), and by virtue of my membership of a couple of Facebook groups for caravan (trailer to you) owners in Australia, have publicized the fact that Al is keen for reception reports from people in the target area.

Al also advised that they’re not even on 500 watts at the moment:

“We are only on 300 watts due to the fact that we only have one of the two 600 watt RF modules working.(Half of the 600 watts in the good module is lost into the combiner). It should be much better on ~ 1 Kw when the part arrives from the USA and the module is repaired.”

Thank you for the update, Jerome!

Overcomer Ministry to halt radio broadcasting in 2018

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Larry W, who points out the following announcement on the Overcomer Ministry website:
Since Overcomer Ministry leader, “Brother Stair” was arrested on multiple charges including sexual assault, I think many of us assumed his on air programming would soon come to an end.

A number of private broadcasters had already pulled his programming after his arrest last Monday. Now that Overcomer has announced the halt of all radio broadcasting–and the voice of Overcomer, Brother Stair, is in jail–their satellite and online feeds will likely replay old content.

While I’ll certainly not miss Overcomer programming on shortwave, the numerous private broadcasters who had Overcomer as a primary client will feel the loss of revenue in no insignificant way. Indeed, I believe this could even lead to the closure of some private broadcasters this year.