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PCJ’s North American schedule posted

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Many thanks to Keith Perron who shares PCJ’s new North American broadcast schedule via Global 24 on 9,395 kHz:

Program Schedule – North America

Saturday
0000UTC – Media Network Plus
0700UTC – Switzerland In Sound
0730UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
1030UTC – Switzerland In Sound
1300UTC – The Happy Station Show
1730UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2200UTC – The Stuph File Program
2300UTC – Song of India

Sunday
1000UTC – Media Network Plus
1430UTC – Switzerland In Sound
2200UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
2300UTC – The Happy Station Show

Monday
0400UTC – The Stuph File Program
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2100UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
2230UTC – Switzerland In Sound

Tuesday
0500UTC – Jazz For The Asking
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific

Wednesday
0030UTC – Switzerland In Sound
0700UTC – Focus Asia Pacific
1300UTC – Jazz For The Asking
2100UTC – The Stuph File Program

Thursday
0400UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
1100UTC – The Happy Station Show

Friday
1100UTC – The Kelly Alexander Show
2100UTC – Jazz For The Asking
2200UTC – The Happy Station Show

(All times UTC)
Frequency: 9395khz
Reception reports and letters: pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com

Below is when 9395khz propagates best to each of the areas.

North America – 24 Hours a Day Europe
Europe – 1900UTC to 0800UTC
Middle East – 1800UTC to 0500UTC
South America – 2100UTC to 1000UTC
Africa – 2100UTC to 0500UTC
Pacific – 0700UTC to 1100UTC
East Asia – 2100UTC to 0200UTC
Southeast Asia – 1200UTC to 1600UTC

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Song Of India now taking requests

india music(Source: PCJ International)

Coming soon from PCJ Radio International a new music program called Song Of India. This new program will feature classic Bollywood evergreens as well as music from Southeast Asia, Australia, England, United States and more.

To make a music request for our first program our email is song@pcjmedia.com.

Program teaser (click to play or right click to download)

The broadcast dates in October for our Medium Wave broadcasts to India are the following.

  • October 4, 2014 – 1330 to 1530 UTC (7 to 9pm Local India Time)
  • October 11, 2014 – 1330 to 1530 UTC (7 to 9pm Local India Time)
  • October 18, 2014 – 1330 to 1530 UTC (7 to 9pm Local India Time)
  • October 25, 2014 – 1330 to 1530 UTC (7 to 9pm Local India Time)

Frequency: 1125 khz

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Special: PCJ Radio International, March 12, 2014

pcj(Source: PCJ Media)

March 12, 2014 is a very important day for PCJ Radio International. It was on this date that after an absence of 14 years The Happy Station Show returned to the airwaves. A few months after that happened PCJ added other programs to it’s schedule.

For our 5 year anniversary we will present a special program looking back at the past 5 years and revisit some of the fun moments over he last 1825 days.

It should be mentioned that this is not a Happy Station Show. But rather a special anniversary program.

Times & Frequencies:

  • North America – 0130 to 0230 UTC on 7730 khz
  • Asia – 1330 to 1430 UTC on 9335 khz
  • Europe – 1330 to 1430 UTC on 15455 khz

If you would like to send us a recorded message to use in the show please contact us no later than March 7, 2014 with yoru phone number and we can call you back or you can also send us an MP3 file up to 2 minutes. The email address is pcj@pcjmedia.com.

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DRM Test Transmission from PCJ International

drmlogoOn October 13, 2013 PCJ Radio International will conduct a two hour DRM test transmission.

Date: October 13, 2013

Time: 10:30 to 12:30 UTC

Frequency: 15,645 khz

Beam: South East & East Asia

Send your reception reports for this transmission to pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com

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Bucking the trend, Taiwan invests in shortwave infrastructure

(Photo: Ampegon)

(Photo: Ampegon)

While countries like Canada are preparing to tear down their state-of-the-art transmission site, Taiwan appears to be investing in theirs.

Thanks to Andrea Borgnino for sharing a press release from the Swiss manufacturer, Ampegon, who has been contracted by RTI to upgrade two shortwave radio transmission sites in Taiwan.

Ampegon will “manufacture, install and commission a total of ten 300 kW DRM shortwave transmitters and twelve rigid dipole broadcast antennas HR2/2/0.3 securing low and efficient maintenance works.” Ampegon boasts that this is “the world’s biggest SW modernization project.”

Ampegon’s continues in their press release:

The transmitters are manufactured in Turgi, Switzerland while the antennas are designed in and delivered from Schifferstadt, Germany. At the first site near Taipeh four transmitters and two antennas will be installed, at the second site six transmitters and ten antennas. The new infrastructure is partially on air since May 2013 with two most modern transmitters and antennas and planned to be completed in several steps until autumn 2014.

Chi-Ming Wang, Director Engineering at RTI, is extremely satisfied with Ampegon as partner for the project: “Ampegon is very experienced and has delivered shortwave transmitters for us thirty years ago that still work to our full satisfaction. Ampegon offers a complete solution approach including transmitters, antennas, control systems and DRM integration. In addition Ampegon provides the best price/performance ratio”.

Significant benefit for the customer is a reduction in energy consumption by replacing the old equipment which leads to operation at higher efficiency rates. Savings in other operational costs are reached by a fully automated transmitter based on StationMaster Plus control system and because of a decrease in the amount of spare parts due to the market leading technology selected.

The challenges of this project are short delivery periods and the management of local logistics including building and feeder line modifications, while keeping existing old transmitters and antennas on air.

This is the largest contract for Ampegon since execution of the name change in November 2012. It means a significant factory load through 2014 for the locations Turgi and Schifferstadt. The project highlights that AM / DRM radio broadcasting keeps its important role in Asia and other areas of the world.

Tel. +41 58 710 44 00
info@ampegon.com

Radio Taiwan International is obviously not pulling out of shortwave. Neither is neighboring China Radio International.

Note that RTI is not the only Taiwan-based broadcaster investing in shortwave radio; PCJ International has recently completed a series of test broadcasts from their new (still under construction) transmitting station.

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