Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who shares his annual Holiday Programmes on Shortwave schedule. This guide is chock-full of numerous shortwave holiday programs Alan has curated for us all to enjoy on the air!
There are many lists on the internet of various radio databases. If the database can be downloaded as either a CVS file or a spreadsheet, then it is possible to load it into the PortoDB app on the phone tablet. I’ll show how this can be done with two popular databases that I reference all the time.
EIBI Data Base
Most of you are probably familiar with the EIBI database of shortwave schedules. Many of the Shortwave Schedule apps on the Phones reference this database. For example, I use the Skywave Schedules on my phone. While it does allow for me to search by many parameters, I thought it might be fun to have it in a PortoDB database. Plus it would be interesting to see how PortoDB performs with a large data set. Continue reading →
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Bill Hemphill, who shares the following guest post:
Radio Schedules in a Simple Android Database
by Bill Hemphill
I am a program listener. I really enjoy listening to various radio stations direct and by internet streaming. Over time, I have come up with a couple of spread sheets that lists the program, station, time, date, etc. For example, following is the spreadsheet for the shortwave radio programs/stations that I enjoy:
As the program schedules change, I update the spreadsheet. This has worked quite well for me. I usually sort on the weekday and then print out the spreadsheet as a list by time and frequency for each day.
While this method works, it does mean that I have these multiple page printouts that I have to refer to. This got me thinking that it would be great to have this on my Android phone/tablet. Then I could refer to it no matter where I was located.
At first, I tried to use Google Sheets, but found that using a spreadsheet on the phone or even a tablet to be a pain. I then tried entering it into a calendar program, but also found that very cumbersome. Continue reading →
On Tuesday May 18th, 2021 there will be a special test transmission of VORW Radio International via radio station WWCR. The test broadcast will be 1 hour in length and will feature mixed music, the purpose of this broadcast is to determine propagation and gauge if there is any interference from neighboring stations.
Here is the time and frequency:
9350 kHz – 2300 UTC (7 PM Eastern) Tuesday May 18th, 2021 – 100 kW WWCR Nashville, TN
Listeners in North America, Europe and West Africa should be able to receive the broadcast.
WRTH is pleased to announce that the A21 (Summer) season broadcasting schedules for International and Clandestine/Target broadcasters are now available for download, free of charge.
This file is in PDF format so you will need software capable of reading the Adobe PDF format (such as the free Adobe Acrobat reader, amongst others).
Not only do you get the full schedules, extras included with the file are: Broadcasts in Selected Languages (English. French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish); International DRM broadcasts (yes, there are still some around); International Broadcasting Frequency list; International Transmitter Sites, with lat/long; WRTH Target Areas and religious stations cross-reference table (You can find out which country each station is based in and where to find their schedule as that is not always as obvious as it may seem).
Please visit www.wrth.com and follow the links to the download page.
We hope you find this a useful file, both as a stand-alone product and as an accompaniment to the printed WRTH volume.
Feel free to pass this information on to all your radio friends and your social media groups, etc.
73 and happy listening from the WRTH Editorial Staff.