World Radio TV Handbook 2017 Published 5 December 2016

World Radio TV Handbook 2017
Published 5 December 2016 – Order your copy today!
We are delighted to announce the publication today of the 71st edition of WRTH.
For full details of WRTH 2017 and to order a copy please visit our website at www.wrth.com where you can also order the B16 WRTH Bargraph Frequency Guide on CD and Download.
WRTH 2017 is also available for pre-order, for readers in the USA, from Amazon or Universal Radio in Ohio.
I hope you enjoy using this new edition of WRTH and the new CD.
Best regards,
Nicholas Hardyman Publisher bia Facebook

208 closedown tonight – special programme just announced!

Mike Knight just wrote this evening on the Radio Luxembourg 208 fans Facebook Group:

I have just been informed that TONIGHT at midnight UK time (1am CET) the Mike Hollis produced closedown from 1991 (which I recently edited) will be played on 1440kHz/208m !!! – on the final day that 208 will be on air – you will have on last chance to listen to the famous 208 DJs on that famous frequency before they switch it off.

Huge thanks to my friends at RTL for arranging this – you know who you are.

Wow! – I am so happy that RTL are doing this.

19th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

19th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, published by St. Petersburg DX Club, has been recently released. The handbook features all radio stations transmitting programmes in the Russian language in AM bands (on long, medium and short waves) at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until March 27 2015 (i.e. during B15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is in Russian and distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 64 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests and questions to St. Petersburg DX Club:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 5 EUR or 6 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the handbook contents are always welcome.

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

Info via HCDX

PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?

PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?
Yessiree. There are a few DXers out there who in the pursuit of a QSL have the gall to fabricate a reception report. The phenomenon, if it can be called that, is nothing new. It is as old as radio itself.
Why address the subject? Well, a few days back a fellow DXer and free-radio operator called it to my attention. He informed me of an individual who, apparently after reading my blog entry for his station, decided to pass off a reception report as his own. The station alerted me and promptly asked the guy to submit an audio file of the transmission. Guess what? He couldn’t produce it.
Wait a minute! He could have sourced the Internet for an audio file and produced a sample, right? It does happen. I actually had one young man do just that. He submitted a file of WWV and CHU on frequencies for times normally not received in his quarter, yet he tried to pass it off as genuine. How did I know it was fake, aside from the obvious physics? The audio file — stolen from a fellow radio listener — still had the original Box or Soundcloud name attached to it.
Even with the advent of remote web-receivers some DXers attempt to pass off the remote RX location as their home RX location. A diligent station engineer/operator will immediately recognise this for what it is — a bogus or less than accurate report. Why hide the obvious fact? There is no shame in stating the actual RX location, even if it is remotely observed. Simply keep one’s home and remote QSLs in separate categories. Be honest.
Now, it is possible to submit a reception report to a station, honestly believing it is a particular broadcaster. The time, frequency and language of the broadcaster all seem to be the station. Unfortunately after either submitting a report or further listening, usually days later, one discovers the error. It happens. I have done it more than a few times myself over the decades. Yet, I will fess up and duly note my error.
Folks, honesty is more priceless than any QSL, however prized it may be. No DX contest for X number of stations, X number of countries is worth sacrificing one’s integrity. Be patient and diligent in DXing. It’s like fishing. It takes time, calculation and patience. And the results are far more rewarding when one knows it was a genuine catch.
Happy DXing!!!

18th edition of the “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook

18th edition of the popular “Broadcasting in Russian” Handbook, edited by the St. Petersburg DX Club, has been released. The Handbook features all (or almost all) radio stations that transmit programs in the Russian language on short and medium waves at present, both from Russia and abroad. Station listings include frequency and programme schedules, transmitter location and power, target areas, postal addresses, phone/fax numbers, Web sites, social network pages, e-mail addresses as well as QSL policy info. The schedules are generally valid until October 25, 2015 (i.e. the end of A15 broadcasting season).
The Handbook is written in Russian language and is distributed as a hard copy only. Volume is 56 pages of A5 size. Please address your purchase requests to:
Alexander Beryozkin, P.O.Box 463, St. Petersburg, 190000, Russia
or by e-mail: dxspb[at]nrec.spb.ru.
The price is 7 EUR or 8 USD (including delivery by registered mail).
Your comments and suggestions regarding the Handbook contents are always welcome!

Alexander Beryozkin
St. Petersburg DX Club

Info via HCDX

2015 (25th) edition of Radio Stations in the UK

The new 2015 (25th) edition of Radio Stations in the UK has just arrived back
from the printers – anyone who ordered a copy in advance should be receiving
it very soon. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet here are the details:
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A brand new edition of BDXC’s Radio Stations in the UK is now available.
This comprehensive 76-page directory of UK mediumwave and FM radio
stations covers all BBC, commercial, community and low power AM/FM
services and is a must for anyone interested in UK & Irish radio.
It includes transmitter power and site details, contact information and
a digital radio section.
Stations are listed by both frequency and name with frequencies
cross-referenced to help you find parallels.
It includes a separate guide covering Radio Stations in the Republic of
Ireland – RTE, commercial and community radio.

This new edition is right up to date with the many changes that have
occurred since the last edition was published, including station mergers,
name changes and new community radio services.

PRICE per copy (includes postage):
to UK addresses – 4.00 pounds.
to Europe – 6 GBP, 8 Euros* or 7 IRCs
to Rest of World – 7 GBP, 12 US dollars* or 8 IRCs

**SPECIAL PRICE for 2 copies: UK: 7 pounds / Europe: 12 Euros*

Payment can be sent by Paypal to bdxc@bdxc.org.uk (please add 5% to cover Paypal fees)
or by bank transfer (no fees) – please email for details.

By post please send UK cheque/PO payable to British DX Club to:

British DX Club
19 Park Road
Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6PF
UK

*Dollar/Euro payments by Paypal or cash only*
www.bdxc.org.uk

Info via A-DX