ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW URL FOR THE CANADA/US AM STATION INFO SEARCH PAGE

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW URL FOR THE CANADA/US AM STATION INFO SEARCH PAGE
Please update your bookmarks to: http://amdxer.com/ambc/
For nearly 20 years now, Barry McLarnon’s Canada/US AM Station Info Search Page (aka “Topaz”) has helped DXers identify and add Canadian & US AM radio stations to their log books. Contained within the site’s simple layout lies powerful searching capabilities including “fuzzy” searches that allow DXers to search for similar sounding callsigns, partial callsigns, filtering frequencies by “C”, “W” or “K” callsigns, filtering a frequency by station format, station sunrise & sunset times, distance calculations and more. I’ve been a huge fan of Barry’s website for over a decade and I would honestly be lost without it. Recent server outages have proved how much I rely on his site during my own live DXing sessions. Realizing how much I value the site for my own DX, I approached Barry about transferring the website to my server where I could perform more frequent updates to keep the data as reliable as possible. Barry agreed and I’m proud to be the new caretaker for this excellent resource!
Please bookmark the new URL for future reference: http://amdxer.com/ambc/
Barry’s server will remain online for a bit longer and will function as a secondary backup until he decides to pull the plug for good.
I have no plans to change the site in any way as I feel the functionality is simple, to the point, and works well just the way it is. I do welcome all DXers to contact me directly if you have updates to any of the station information presented on the site.
Best DX to all,
Tim Tromp

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BDXC Broadcasts in English

The latest edition of our “Broadcasts in English” booklet (for the B22 November 2022 to March 2023 period) was sent to club members with the December edition of our monthly magazine “Communication”. It lists, in time order (UTC), frequencies of worldwide English language broadcasts on shortwave. If you’re not a club member, you can still get a printed or electronic copy (pdf) – details of how to order are on our website at: http://bdxc.org.uk/bie.html

CIDX Messenger

The 82 page December 2022 edition of the CIDX Messenger was sent out by e-mail to our members this evening. Those of you in this group who are not full members of CIDX can receive a free sample copy of the bulletin by sending an e-mail to sample@cidxclub.ca BUT only if you have never asked for a sample copy before. Membership details can be found on our CIDX webpage at www.cidxclub.ca

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WRMI Begins Relays of the Voice of Indonesia

WRMI Begins Relays of the Voice of Indonesia
WRMI has begun testing relays of the daily English-language program of the Voice of Indonesia. The one-hour program can currently be heard at 0800-0900 UTC on 7780 kHz. While beamed to Central America, this frequency can often be heard well in North America, Hawaii and Oceania at that hour. Reception reports from listeners would be most welcome. It is possible that these relays could be expanded in the future to additional times and frequencies, as well as additional languages including Spanish.

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GARY BAUTELL AFN Europe RIP

Last week, AFN Europe and the DOD lost one if it’s longest ever serving members. Gary Bautell who has been called “the voice of AFN” died after contributing more than 60 years to the organization as a service member and as a civilian.
Gary was our steward in this broadcasting profession and guided and mentored more than 600 military broadcast journalists. But he influenced life outside of the base too. He was considered a legend to German nationals as well – his death made national news. Gary broadcasted During the 60s and 70s where it’s reported that 60 million Europeans listened to AFN radio broadcasts.
During his tenure Gary interviewed U.S. Presidents and German Chancellors and covered more than half a century of world history during his news reports.
GARY BAUTELL, longtime AFNE radio DJ, news announcer, news producer, station manager, former head of network news and trainer died at the age of 80, on November 23, 2022 as a result of injuries from an auto accident.
Today AFN held a Memorial Service at the chapel on Hainerberg in Wiesbaden.
Gary was a living piece of AFN’s history, who attempted to keep the network running in the best of “radio” tradition. He taught several generations at AFN, their “trade”. And he is a big loss to our network.
We want to take a moment to thank Gary for everything he did, he will be missed by everyone who knew him.