Tag Archives: Special Broadcasts

Radio Station SAQ special transmission on United Nations Day, October 24

Alexanderson alternator in the SAQ Grimeton VLF transmitter.

(Source: SAQ via Alokesh Gupta)

Transmission on United Nations Day

We have the pleasure to announce that SAQ will be on air on United
Nations Day, Wednesday 24th October. We start the transmitter about
10:10 UTC, and a message will be sent at 10:30 UTC.

The frequency is 17.2 kHz CW.

Reports from the transmission will not be confirmed by QSL card.

The transmission is a part of the celebration of the United Nations Day
in Grimeton, see

The start procedure will be streamed over Internet, appropriate link
will soon be published here.

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Mighty KBC test transmission now scheduled for October 21st

The Mighty KBC just announced a change in frequency and time for their next test transmission.

They are now testing on Sunday, October 21st from 00:00 – 02:00 UTC on 9,500 kHz.

Signal reports can be sent to: [email protected]

KBC Propagation Map (Source: The Mighty KBC)

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Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC test transmission

Last night, I listened to and recorded The Mighty KBC‘s test transmission on 9.4 MHz. The broadcast lasted 2 hours and was quite successful.

They had a little distortion in the signal for the first half-hour or so, but once that issue was resolved, audio was excellent. This was, after all, a test transmission.

Mind you, I was using the WinRadio Excalibur receiver and a rather large horizontal sky loop antenna–not a portable radio. But based on their signal level as compared with the adjacent Voice of Greece transmission (9.42 MHz), I expect they could have been easily heard on a portable radio here in eastern North America.

If you missed the broadcast, click here to download a full recording or listen below.  

Next week: another test broadcast scheduled

Update: Note that The Might KBC will broadcast another test transmission on Sunday 21 September from 00.00 – 02.00 UTC on 9,500 kHz.

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WBCQ special broadcast of The Grateful Dead Aug 25th/26th

WBCQ The Planet is broadcasting a 1974 Grateful Dead concert on August 25th and 26th.


Broadcast schedule:

  • Saturday, August 25th on 7,490 kHz at 10:00 PM MDT (04:00 UTC)
  • Sunday, August 26th on 7,490 kHz  at 06:00 PM MDT (00:00 UTC)
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