Tag Archives: What’s On Shortwave

DXer’s Diary on KTWR

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Arun Kumar Narasimhan, who writes:

Dear Friends and fellow Dxers,

I am Arun Kumar Narasimhan, the Producer and Presenter of DXERS DIARY programme in KTWR. An update about the programme, the 5-minute programme is broadcast every Sunday from 10.26 hrs UTC in 15200 khz DRM Mode. I provide QSL cards to all those who send me their reception reports. The reception reports, band scans and listeners logs can be emailed to dxersdiary@gmail.com. This programme has been on air from January 6, 2021.

Many thanks for the announcement, Arun!

Click here to learn more about DXer’s Diary.

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LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel: First broadcast of 2022 on May 7

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adrian Korol, who shares the following announcement from LRA 36:This year the radio team is all female–the host, producer and technicians are all women: Romina Zabalza, Mariela Churquina, Claudia Albarracín, and María Eugenia Rodríguez.

LRA 36 Radio Nacional Arcangel San Gabriel, Base Conjunta Esperanza (Antarctic) Season 2022.

FIRST 2022 TRANSMISSION:

SATURDAY MAY 7, 2022 AT 15:00 UTC ON 15.476 KHZ USB

REPORTS TO: LRA36NACIONAL@GMAIL.COM

Thank you so much for sharing this, Adrian! LRA 36 is one of my favorite stations to DX!

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Free Radio Skybird flies again on Sunday, April 17, 2022 via WRMI

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, DJ Frederick, who shares the following announcement:

I just want to report that a new broadcast from Free Radio Skybird will be heard this Sunday (April 17, 2022) at 2200 UTC via WRMI 9395 kHz – playing mostly “oldies”.

Thank you for the tip!

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Alan Roe’s A22 season guide to music on shortwave (version 1)

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Alan Roe, who shares his A-22 (version 1) season guide to music on shortwave. Alan provides this amazing resource as a free PDF download:

Click here to download Music on Shortwave A-22 v1 (PDF)

Thank you for sharing your excellent guide, Alan!

This dedicated page will always have the latest version of Alan’s guide available for download.

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Tim recommends shortwave pirate “Ballsmacker Radio”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Tim Brockett, who writes:

Good Morning Thomas.

I enjoy receiving your daily posts. They are informative, helpful and sometimes enlightening.

I wanted to alert you to a change in frequency for Ballsmacker Radio.

I tuned into them on Friday, March 26 at 6960 kHz. They came in well at Willow Beach, Arizona which is just south of Las Vegas, Nevada. The broadcast started at 01:00 UTC and ended at 02:25 UTC.

Ballsmacker is a pirate station that airs from “somewhere in the northeast” in the USA. He uses just 200 watts but has a great frequency and time. I have routinely picked him up in Willow Beach.

His website is at https://ballsmacker.net/

He welcomes reception reports and sends out eQSLs that appear to be different for each week. He broadcasts once a week at 01:00 UTC. You can also stream past shows from his website. The theme of last night’s show was “luck”. Each song had something to do with chance or luck. Most of the show is popular music from the 20th century. The music is interspersed with station IDs, email and website addresses.

His email is ballsmacker@protonmail.com

Hope this assists with your fine work.

Sincerely,
Tim Brockett

Thanks so much, Tim! You’re right: Ballsmacker Radio puts out a great signal and certainly offers up proper music variety! Thanks again for sharing your tip!

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New 2022 summer schedule for Radio Exterior de España

Many thanks to to SWLing Post contributor, Mad Radio DXer UK, who writes:

Hello Thomas,

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
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Mon to Fri – 1800 to 0200 hrs UTC:

9690 kHz – for North America
11940 kHz – for South America
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Weekends:

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.

Link to video…

Click here to view on YouTube.

Regards,

Mad Radio DXer UK

Great info! Thank you so much for sharing this info and recording! 

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