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Radio Emma Toc World Service: March 2021 Schedule Summary

RADIO EMMA TOC WORLD SERVICE – SCHEDULE SUMMARY – MARCH. 2021  www.emmatoc.com

Programme Contents –  A look at the value of radio, Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Radio Sweden’s ‘The Saturday Show’, & lots of hellos to listeners, – followed by a 30 minute trial vintage music programme ‘The Wireless Years’.

Ways to listen…   Radio Emma Toc World Service – programme no. 11 – March 2021

You can listen online – www.emmatoc.com  – visit the ‘World Service’ page.

You can listen to our shortwave or MW or FM broadcasts via our relay partners as follows:

Happy listening! If you are outside the transmitter coverage areas, why not listen via the broadcasters’ online services. Website details for the above stations are listed on our own website www.emmatoc.org/worldserviceindex

If you don’t have access to receivers & aerials you can try using an online SDR receiver – ve3sun.com/KiwiSDR – experience the enjoyment of tuning around shortwave from worldwide locations online.

We are happy to issue eQSLs for reception reports sent to – emmatoc1922@gmail.com – & will gladly include for online reports. If using an online SDR, please give us the SDR location.

If any stations wish to relay our programme a download link is available on our website. Please advise us of times & dates so we can publicise in our schedule.

Thank you!

Jim Salmon  –  Radio Emma Toc

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WRTH 2021: A look inside the 75th Anniversary Edition!

Last week, I received a long-awaited Christmas gift: the 2021 World Radio TV Handbook. Normally, I’d receive this annual guide in the December time frame, but because of delays in international postal services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I took delivery a few weeks late.  

I always look forward to receiving this excellent staple radio reference guide–and this is their 75th edition! As I say each year, the WRTH has never disappointed, so my expectations are always quite high.

Once again, the WRTH lived up to my expectations.

WRTH’s team of noted DXers from around the world curate frequencies and broadcaster information by region; while I’m not sure how they orchestrate all of this, the end result is truly a symphony of radio information. In addition to broadcaster listings, WRTH’s radio reviews, feature articles, and annual HF report make for excellent reading.

But the WRTH isn’t just a frequency guide: the publication always devotes the first sixty or so pages to articles relating to various aspects of the radio hobby. Following, I offer a quick overview of these.

The first article always features a WRTH contributor:  this year, they feature Stig Hartvig Nielson. His path to becoming a WRTH contributor began in his childhood when he said he was “tall enough to reach the radio tuning knob and tune away from dull Radio Denmark.”  His love of radio lead him down the path of becoming a broadcaster. Many of us know him via his station, Radio208.

WRTH Reviews

The second set of articles is always my favorite: WRTH receiver reviews.

This year, WRTH begins with an in-depth review of the AOR AR5700D wideband communications receiver–a radio I’d likely never touch in real-life, so it’s wonderful to take such a deep dive.  Next up is a review of the Bonito NTi MegaDipol MD300DX antenna which gets high marks for high gain, low noise, and good dynamic range. The following in-depth review is of the benchmark Icom IC-7610 general coverage transceiver. This was the first time I’ve read a review of this SDR transceiver with radio listeners in mind. WRTH then review the Bonito NTi CCMC30 common mode noise filter–a tool that can help radio enthusiasts mitigate RFI.

A review of the SDRplay RSPdx follows and the review speaks to the performance improvements included with the new HDR mode. The next review is actually one I authored of the Tecsun PL-990 portable radio–it’s always an honor to be in the pages of the WRTH!

The final review is of the Valent F(x) KiwiSDR; a little web-connected SDR receiver that has certainly transformed the nature and accessibility of remote listening.

WRTH Features

The first feature article, written by none other than Dave Porter, focuses on the development of HF broadcast transmitters. This article adds to the one he authored last year which focused on broadcast antennas. Dave is amazing because he has such an extensive history in the world of HF broadcasting and his experience and expertise are obvious in all of his writing. This is a must-read for those who want to know more about the “business side” of an international broadcast signal!

Manfred Rippich’s feature, Radio in Bhutan, explores the story of broadcasting in one of the most mountainous countries in the world where communities–including the capitol–are not easily accessible. Radio broadcasting plays an important role in this amazing country.

The following feature, Coastwatchers & the AWA Teleradio 3BZ written by Dr Martin Hadlow, takes a look at the importance of portable radios in the Pacific War. An absolutely fascinating piece for those of us who love radio history.

The final feature was written by Alan Pennington and explores the dynamic Scandinavian Weekend Radio.  It’s hard to believe SWR has celebrated 20 years on the air as of 2020. Pennington’s article explores the grassroots energy of this unique broadcaster!

The final article–a tradition–is the WRTH  HF propagation report/forecast by Ulf-Peter Hoppe. Always an informative read especially as we continue to work our way out of a long-term solar slump.

The 75th is another fantastic edition of the World Radio TV Handbook. As I say every year, I’ve never been disappointed with WRTH. Their publishing standards are such that the quality of their reviews, their writing, and (most importantly) their broadcast listings are simply unparalleled.

For DXers who collect QSL cards, you’ll find that broadcaster contact information in WRTH is often more up-to-date than a broadcaster’s own website. When readers contact me asking for QSL information from an obscure broadcaster, the first place I search is the current WRTH. Remember: their information is based on volunteer contributors who specialize in specific regions of the world–the most knowledgeable regional DXers keep this publication accurate.

Purchase your copy of WRTH 2020 directly from WRTH’s publishers, or from a distributor like Universal Radio (US) , Amazon.com (US),  or the Book Depository (international).

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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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Radio Emma Toc World Service Schedule for September 2020

(Source: Jim Salmon, Radio Emma Toc)

RADIO EMMA TOC WS SCHEDULE SUMMARY – SEPT. 2020 

Programme Contents – a look at – two documentaries about 1920’s radio – ‘Radio Sings’ & ‘Sounds From The Ether’, the BBC Antarctica Midwinter broadcast, Radio Caroline memories, RadioShack’s ‘Sounds of SW’, & hello to listeners.

Ways to listen…   Radio Emma Toc World Service – programme no. 5 – September 2020

Check out Radio Emma Toc online, or visit the World Service page

You can listen to our shortwave or FM broadcasts via our relay partners as follows:

WRMI – Radio Miami International – 9955kHz – covering Latin America (& beyond)

Tuesdays 18:00 EasternTime / 22:00 UTC

WRMI – Radio Miami International – 9455kHz – covering Eastern North America (& far beyond)

Sundays 21:00 EasternTime / 01:00 (Monday) UTC

Unique Radio Australia – online  – covering Australia (& beyond)

Saturdays 17:30 AEST / 07:30 UTC and Sundays 17:30 AEST / 07:30 UTC

World  FM –  88.2MHz / 107.6MHz – covering Tawa, Marahau & Stoke, New Zealand

Sundays 22:00 NZST / 10:00 UTC and Thursdays 16:30 NZST / 04:30 UTC

(every other week – alternating with HRI – Hobart Radio International)

Channel 292 – 6070kHz – covering Europe (& beyond)

Friday 4th September 20:00 UTC  &  Saturday 19th September 19:00 UTC

Scandinavian Weekend Radio – 6170kHz / 11690kHz / 1602kHz / 94.9MHz

covering Finland & Europe – Saturday  3rd October 05:00UTC

Happy listening! If you are outside the transmitter coverage areas, why not listen via the broadcasters’ online services. Website details for the above stations are listed on our own website here –  www.emmatoc.org/worldserviceschedule

If you don’t have access to receivers & aerials you can try using an online SDR receiver – ve3sun.com/KiwiSDR – experience the enjoyment of tuning around shortwave from worldwide locations online.

We are happy to issue eQSLs for reception reports sent to – emmatoc1922@gmail.com – & will gladly include for online reports. If using an online SDR, please give us the SDR location.

If any stations wish to relay our programme a download link is available on our website. Please advise us of times & dates so we can publicise in our schedule.

Finally – please note – we are still able to take requests for our November Global Request Show. Email us with your song choices!

Thank you!

Jim Salmon  –  Radio Emma Toc

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LRA36 German language broadcast: August 29, 2020 starting at 19:00 UTC

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

LRA 36 National Radio Arcángel San Gabriel German language broadcast

This Saturday, August 29, the Argentine Antarctic station will broadcast in German from 16 to 1630 (19 to 1930 UTC) and from 17 to 1730 (20 to 2030 UTC) Two programs of 30 minutes each will be broadcast in German, with Rayen Braun, from RAE Argentina al Mundo. While from 12 local time (15 UTC) it will be broadcast in Spanish including Argentine music.

The closing of the transmission is scheduled for 19 local time (22 UTC) Frequency 15476 khz USB Receipt reports will be verified with eQSL

Email: tranalra36@radionacional.gov.ar

We would appreciate the dissemination of this information among diexists and radio amateurs, social media publications and messaging groups.

Important: the weather conditions at Esperanza Base could cause the activity to be rescheduled.

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