Category Archives: What’s On Shortwave

Free Radio Skybird: Sunday November 22nd and December 6th, 2020

(Source: Pete Madtone)

The final Free Radio Skybird programme of this year (bar the repeat two weeks later) is on Sunday November 22nd at 1200 UTC on 6070 kHz via Channel 292.

It features DJ FrederickJustin Patrick Moore with The Radiophonic Laboratory and Weed’s own One Deck Pete with “Tunes to cheer you up.” Tune in!  #shortwavesnotdead #freeradioskybird

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RAE Special German Language Program on Sunday, October 18, 2020 via Shortwave Service

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement from RAE’s German language service:

I’m sending you the info about the special German program that airs this Sunday. Includes 3 micros related to the 100 years of radio in Argentina (yours on “The radios that live in danger”, Arnaldo’s “Radio and the Malvinas War” and mine, on the 100 years of the radio) and music (tango)

[…]The program will air this Sunday, 10/18/2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UTC on 7500 kHz

Many thanks for the tip, Adrian!

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Radio Northern Europe International Show 9

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Roseanna, with Radio Northern Europe International who shares the following announcement:


Radio Northern Europe International Show 9 announcement

Hei all,

It’s our pleasure to announce RNEI #9 to you!

RNEI 9’s music features:

  • An artist introduction to a brand new group from the Faeroe Islands with their first song announced by Heidrik from the band
  • A candidate for Denmark’s Eurovision from 2020
  • A catchy Swedish song I really like at the moment
  • The return of Evelina and Zupermaria
  • Some traditional Icelandic and Samí music I think a lot of you will like
  • A Norwegian song from the 1970s that I recently discovered with a beep but no boops
  • Our first Estonian song to start of the dance segment
  • Fading into a Danish dance song to end off the show

RNEI 9’s digital experiments on Shortwave:

  • Easypal QAM16 7zip file transfer (of a website!) embedded into our interval signal
  • A few hidden experiments (Running JS8Call nearer the end isn’t a bad idea ? )
  • DominoEX22 embedded in the final song

Please note: On WRMI the broadcasts are 30 seconds shorter necessitating a shorter interval signal and therefore a shorter Easypal segment than the Channel 292 and Onda broadcasts. Expect potential changes e.g. QAM64 or lesser error correction modes. The version sent to World FM, Unique Radio and later On-Demand will be the “HQ” version, meaning it doesn’t have the Easypal (because it sounds nasty) nor does it use the Comb Stereo system.

TIAEMS for this month is really good complete with MFSK data and lots of great music!

As promised the Saturday 6070 kHz broadcast will be the first one on shortwave carrying the new show!

Our schedule is available here: https://rnei.org/listen/

QSLs are running massively behind schedule, we are very sorry, show first, website second and QSLs third at the moment making very little time to reply to them. We have got some ideas to speed up the process soon though!

Sending you all good wishes and hoping you can listen and enjoy the show,
Roseanna

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This weekend: Brane Five broadcast on Channel 292 and WRMI

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Linus Ruckstuhl (HB3XSQ), who writes:

I am a longtime reader of your blog. My brothers band (branefive.com just released their first rock song “Free the Animal in You” today on September 25th 2020. I got the idea to launch the song on shortwave in addition to the streaming services to celebrate it, especially because there are no physical discs and records anymore. The first broadcast at 0900 UTC on Channel 292 on 6070kHz already got us many Reception Reports. The song with the corresponding announcement will be rebroadcast by Channel292 this weekend from 25.-27.09.2020. The schedule is in the attachment.

73 from Lucerne, Switzerland

Channel 292:

WRMI Schedule:

Saturday 09/26/2020
7:00 pm ET (2300 UTC) on 7570 kHz to North America
7:30 pm ET (2330 UTC) on 9395 kHz to North America
9:30 pm ET (0130 UTC Sunday) on 9395 kHz to North America
0300 UTC Sunday (11:00 pm ET Saturday) on 5800 kHz to Caribbean, Latin America

Sunday 09/27/2020
5:00 pm ET (2100 UTC) on 9455 kHz to North America
7:00 pm ET (2300 UTC) on 7570 kHz to North America
7:30 pm ET (2330 UTC) on 9395 kHz to North America
7:45 pm ET (2345 UTC) on 9955 kHz to Caribbean, Latin America (and on Internet www.wrmi.net)
0300 UTC Monday (11:00 pm ET Sunday) on 5800 kHz to Caribbean, Latin America
0430 UTC Monday (10:30 pm Sunday in Costa Rica) on 5985 kHz to Central America

WRMI will repeat the same schedule next weekend. Due to the broadcast through Channel292 on 6070, 3955 and 9760 kHz we already received many reception reports from DXers and SWLs all over Europe as well as Malaysia and Australia. Now we hope to receive some more from the Americas and the Caribbean thanks to the broadcasts of WRMI.

Thank you for sharing this broadcast, Linus, and my apologies for missing your first email before the weekend.

Post readers: Check out the schedule and send in your reception reports! As Linus said, they’re especially looking forward to more reports from the Americas and Caribbean!

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Free Radio Skybird: Septeber 27 & October 4, 2020

(Source: Pete Madtone)

Some news about the next transmission of DJ Frederick’s Free Radio Skybird on Sunday 27th September at 1100 UTC (12 Noon UK time) on 6070 kHz shortwave via Channel 292 (and repeated the week after.) Next week’s show features DJ FrederickJustin Patrick Moore’s Radiophonic Laboratory and Shane Quentin with more of that Radio Reflexology and our very own One Deck Pete with “Tunes to cheer you up” series. 49 metres on a Sunday afternoon is once again where it’s all at! If you haven’t got a suitable radio it can also be heard on the SDR link on their site here.Also on Sunday 27th September 2020 (and repeated the week after) at 1800 UTC (7pm UK time) on 3955 kHz via Channel 292 is the final transmission of Radio Lavalamp for a while. The ultimate programme of the year will feature One Deck Pete with his The Purple Nucleus of Creation 003 mix. Tune in to “Your ethereal shortwave music station” on 3955 kHz or using this link here when the time is right! #Freeradioskybird #Radiolavalamp #shortwavesnotdead #Funwithashortwaveradio

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LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel broadcast on September 19, 2020

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Harald (DL1AX) who shares the following (translated) announcement from the RAE Buenos Aires, German Service:

Dear friend,

On Saturday, September 19th LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel will broadcast from the Antarctic station Esperanza in Spanish, German and English.

The transmission takes place at 15.476 kHz in USB mode.

  • From 15:00 to 19:00 UTC in Spanish
  • From 19:00 to 19:30 UTC in German (1)
  • From 19:30 to 20:00 UTC in Spanish
  • From 20:00 to 2030 UTC in German (2)
  • From 20:30 to 22:00 UTC in English

Reception reports will be confirmed with a special QSL card from LRA 36, please write to: tranalra36@radionacional.gov.ar

Two 30-minute programs will be broadcast in German and will be presented to the world by Rayén Braun from RAE – Argentina.

For the dissemination of this information among DXers and radio amateurs as well as for publication in social networks and the like. we would be grateful to you.

ATTENTION, important note: if the local weather conditions do not allow it, a new schedule will be planned.

Good luck!

73 + 55

Rayén Brown

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Free Radio Skybird and Radio Lavalamp schedules for September 2020

(Source: Pete Madtone)It’s heavy on radio transmissions this month with the return of DJ Frederick’s Free Radio Skybird on Sunday 20th September at 1100 UTC (12 Noon UK time) on 6070 kHz shortwave via Channel 292 (and repeated the week after.) If you haven’t got a suitable radio it can also be heard on the SDR link on their site here. The first programme will feature DJ FrederickJustin Patrick Moore’s Radiophonic Laboratory and our very own One Deck Pete with his “Who’d be a pirate” mix. 49 metres is again where it’s all at!Also Sunday 27th September 2020 (and repeated the week after) at 1800 UTC (7pm UK time) on 3955 kHz via Channel 292 is the final transmission of Radio Lavalamp. The ultimate programme of the year will feature One Deck Pete with his The Purple Nucleus of Creation 003 mix. Tune in to “Your ethereal shortwave music station” on 3955 kHz or this link here when the time is right! #Freeradioskybird #radiolavalamp #shortwavesnotdead

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