Thank you for the tip, Dan. I was not familiar with this database either. Many of the online databases I’ve used in the past have either been abandoned or haven’t been updated in several seasons. I look forward to exploring this one. Thanks again!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tony Currie, who shares the following announcement:
radio six international
SCOTTISH RADIO STATION CELEBRATES 60th ON SW AND MW
On 6th June 1963, four schoolchildren gathered in the attic of a house on the Ardrossan seafront in Ayrshire to launch their very own radio station. Cobbled together with tins, clockwork gramophones, and lots of wire, the opening day’s programmes were line fed to a radio receiver two floors down. But it was a start and, against the odds, the station survived in a variety of forms and today can be heard 24/7 on the internet. With listeners in 208 countries, and both daily direct FM and regular shortwave rebroadcasts as well as a network of 30 affiliate AM, FM and Digital stations around the world, radio six international is a force to be reckoned with.
Programming is largely unsigned and indie performers worldwide, while at weekends a team of some 30 seasoned professionals provide specialist music programming. The station is now based in a purpose-built headquarters on the Inner Hebridean island of Lismore, a tiny island sandwiched between Oban on the mainland and the much bigger island of Mull to the west.
To celebrate the station’s 60th anniversary on 6th June 2023, a day of original programmes from all the current station presenters will be broadcast, with the entire 24 hours carried on 9,670kHz in the 31 metre band from Röhrbach in Germany, as well as from FM transmitters in New Zealand on 88.2 and 107.6MHz between 00:00 and 23:59 GMT. And as well as the streaming at www.radiosix.com (Alexa, “play radio six international”) the two hour live special programme “Sixty Swinging Years” hosted by Tony Currie will air on 1,323kHz from the Nexus-IBA transmitter in Milan, Italy between 19:00 and 21:00 GMT. A special QSL card will be issued for the occasion and reception reports are encouraged. They can be sent during the broadcast (with probable mentions on air) to: [email protected]
For further details contact: Tony Currie (Director of Programmes) [email protected] Tel: +44 1631 760 100
radio six international The Studio,Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore, Argyll, PA34 5UN, Scotland
Many thanks to Texas Radio Shortwave contributor, Terry Colgan (N5RTC), who shares the following March 2023 schedule for Texas Radio Shortwave:
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
If you use this information, please credit Texas Radio Shortwave as the source. Thank you.
In addition to these scheduled broadcasts, WRMI may air TRSW programs on unannounced dates, times, and frequencies. WRMI is located in Okeechobee, Florida, USA.
Target Areas: 5950 kHz = North America. 15770 kHz = Europe, North Africa, Middle East.
Prime New one-hour program featuring Texas artists and songs about Texas.
Special New one-hour program featuring Texas artists and songs about Texas produced for a special occasion or a program used to enhance the schedule. On Stage New one-hour program featuring performances at Texas music venues, usually by Texas artists.
Retrospective New one-hour program featuring episodes of old-time radio and old programs from Rock-it Radio, BBC, and Oldies Project.
Encore Previously-aired TRSW program.
Texas Radio Shortwave is an independent producer of music and topical shows broadcast by commercial shortwave station WRMI. Texas Radio Shortwave’s studio is in far South Texas, in Port Isabel on the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Radio Shortwave uses a version of The Yellow Rose of Texas as its Interval Signal/Signature Song. Texas Radio Shortwave verifies correct, detailed reception reports by eQSL.
I want to let you & your followers know of the shortwave summer schedule for Radio Exterior de España which they have announced on their recent transmissions.
I have a link below to a recording which I did a translation of, but I have provided a breakdown of their summer schedule…
Mon to Fri – 1500 to 2300 hrs UTC:
11685 kHz – for West Africa & South Atlantic 12030 kHz – for Middle East & Indian Ocean ——————————————————–
Mon to Fri – 1800 to 0200 hrs UTC:
9690 kHz – for North America 11940 kHz – for South America ———————————————————
Same frequencies & target areas as Mon to Fri, instead transmission times are from 1400 to 2200 hrs UTC.
Just something to note of REE on shortwave. Myself & others have noticed that they sometimes transmit on frequencies not listed. I don’t know why this happens. My guess is that they sometimes have transmitter issues. I know that after the bad weather events which have affected the Madrid regions over the past year or so, some of their shortwave transmissions were absent for a while until they were restored. A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to their 12030 kHz & it suddenly went off the air. 9690 kHz was also off. The only frequency I could still receive was 11685 kHz, so maybe they are still having transmitter issues every now & again even though there have not been any recent weather related incidents affecting the Noblejas area. Maybe this might clear some doubt as to any confusion for unlisted transmissions.
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 →
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