Category Archives: Schedules and Frequencies

Radio Piko: A New Shortwave Radio Station in Finland Broadcasting with 10 Legal Watts of Power!

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kris Partidge, who notes that there’s a new shortwave radio station in: Radio Piko! The station is run by a hobbyist and transmits music, old time radio shows, and interviews. The station uses fixed frequencies and announces broadcasts on the website a day before.

Radio Piko even has a few test transmissions this weekend, per their website:

May 25 & 26, 2024 TEST TRANSMISSIONS:
1500-1600 UTC 9770 (Norway, Denmark)
1800-1900 UTC 5980 (Finland)
1900-2000 UTC 3990 (Finland, Sweden, Estonia)

Also, “Random tests on 3990, 5980 or 9770 [kHz]at random times.”

For more info about Radio Piko, including the summer schedule, check out their website: https://radiopiko.fi/ I recommend reading the FAQs.

At 10 watts, this will be seriously weak DX for those living outside of Finland. I, for one, love the format of pre-1950s music and shows. I may have to listen via a nearby KiwiSDR!

Note that this station only plans to be on the air until August 11, 2024.

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Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot: May 18-19 Shows & Test Broadcast

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following announcement:

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot, May 2024

This month, our guests are

1. Clay Ross, leader of the American Patchwork Quartet, an excellent multiethnic fusion project (including Falu, a previous guest on this show) sharing some of their debut album by the same name.

2. Eugene Pao in Hong Kong, China’s foremost jazz guitarist, with some of his most recent release which includes guest trumpeter Randy Brecker.

Times and frequencies for May 18, 2024 are
0900-1000 UTC 9670 kHz with beam D (Eastern Europe and Eurasia)
1900-2000 UTC 3955 and 6070 kHz (omnidirectional)
All on Channel 292 from Rohrbach, Germany.

Additionally, On May 18, 2300-2400 UTC, we are doing a test broadcast of the last From the Isle of Music on 3955 and 9670

On May 19, 2300-2400 UTC, we are doing a test repeat broadcast of the Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot on 3955 and 9670

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June 2024 Schedules: From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Tilford, who shares the following schedule:

From the Isle of Music, 8 June 2024 as follows:

      • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
      • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
      • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music by the winners of the the Fusión Alternativa and Nueva Trova categories of Cubadisco 2024.

Uncle Bill’s Melting Pot 15 June 2024 as follows:

    • 1700-1800 UTC on 9670 kHz with Beam E-F (best for South Asia remote listeners)
    • Repeat: 1900-2000 UTC on 3955 & 6070 kHz
    • Repeat: 2300-2400 UTC on 3955 kHz (best for East Asia remote listeners)

June’s program will feature music from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

All on Radio Channel 292 from Germany.

Both shows honor reception reports using kiwi SDRs PROVIDED that which SDR is specified and the entire hour’s content is reported with details (the entire hour rule will be strictly enforced beginning in June). Reception reports can be sent to [email protected]

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Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel’s new broadcast schedule

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement:

Dear Thomas

LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel has good news to share with shortwave listeners AND DXers around the world.

Starting this week LRA36 will have 4 weekly emissions on 15476 kHz USB according to the following schedule:

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. UTC
Thursday 18:00 to 20:00 UTC
Friday 12:00 to 15:00 UTC
Saturday 18:00 to 21:00 UTC

We would appreciate dissemination of this information.

Good DX and 73

Adrian Korol

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Alan Roe’s A-24 season guide to music on shortwave (version 2.0)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who shares his A-24 (version 2.0) season guide to music on shortwave. Alan provides this amazing resource as a free PDF download:

Click here to download Music on Shortwave A-24 v2.0 (PDF)

As always, thank you for sharing your excellent guide, Alan!

This dedicated page will always have the latest version of Alan’s guide available for download.

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The Voice of Indonesia frequency change

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia, who shares the following announcement from the Voice of Indonesia:

Voice of Indonesia, the Overseas Service of Radio Republik Indonesia (VOI RRI) will carry out an adjustment on our shortwave frequency starting Monday, 13 May 2024 at 00:00 UTC.

We are moving from 4750 KHz into 4755 KHz. Meanwhile our 3325 KHz will continue as usual.

We are asking for your understanding. Please send your feedback to our email address [email protected], websites voinews.id & rri.co.id, and our social media accounts.

Thank you for the tip, David!

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Texas Radio Shortwave returns to Channel 292 monthly

(Source: Texas Radio Shortwave)

TRSW returns to Channel 292 monthly

TRSW returns to Channel 292, Rohrbach, Germany, on each month’s first consecutive Saturday and Sunday. (In September, that’s the 7th and 8th.)

Programs air the first Saturday on 3955 kHz at 1900 UTC and the first Sunday on 9670 kHz at 1200 UTC.

Tentative programs for the next few months:

June – Lead Belly & Lemon Jefferson (Black blues musicians)
July – Texas Music A to Z #1 (Cities)
August – Texas Music A to Z #2 (Artists).

TRSW continues to verify correct, detailed reception reports with a newly designed electronic QSL every month. Reports from listeners — especially from outside Europe — using remote SDRs are welcome. Reports should be sent to [email protected].

73.

trsw

Texas Radio Shortwave
Returning to our roots on Channel 292

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www.channel292.de

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