MSF 60 Khz maintenance off air

A scheduled maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe working on the masts and antennas will take place from 28 April – 13 May 2020.
The service will be off-air from: 28 April – 13 May 2020 If the weather is unsuitable for work to be carried out, then the service will not be turned off.

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World Music Radio is back on 15805 kHz

World Music Radio is back on 15805 kHz

After having been off the air since September 2019, World Music Radio (WMR) is now back on 15805 kHz using a 3 element yagi beamed south – every Saturday and Sunday at 07-20 UTC.

The transmitter power is 200 Watts and the signal is audible almost worldwide for dedicated short wave enthusiasts, also known as DXers and DX listeners.

However a very good receiver, a good aerial and a listening site without man made interference – as well as patience – and listening at the right time of the day is needed to catch WMR on 15805.

Best reception is in Southern Europe, but it is also possible to receive 15805 kHz in the Middle East, all over Africa, in parts of South America and the Eastern part of North America. Also in Asia “on a good day”.

Sometimes 15805 suffers from some interference from a Chinese station on 15800 kHz.

Sometimes short skip propagation is providing excellent reception in Central Europe. But propagation is changing all the time and catching the low power signals from WMR on 15805 is really a challenge for DXers in most places – unlike catching big international stations which use 100,000 – 500,000 Watts of power.

Please note that the signals of WMR on 15805 kHz are only suitable for AM listening, so don’t use SSB.

15805 kHz is also audible locally in Eastern Jutland, Denmark, as a “ground wave signal”.

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RADIO DARC Sondersendung zu Ostern 2020

RADIO DARC
Sondersendung zu Ostern
In der diesjährigen Ostersendung von RADIO DARC am Sonntag, den 12. April um 11 Uhr MESZ wird live über IRIDIUM Satelliten-Telefon zu Dr. Jörg Hofmann, DJØHO, an Bord des Forschungsschiffes „Polarstern“ geschaltet. Jörg ist Mitglied der MOSAIC-Expedition und befindet sich derzeit in der Nähe des Nordpols. Er berichtet exklusiv für die Hörerinnen und Hörer von RADIO DARC, wie man dort oben in der Arktis das Osterfest verbringt und den Besuch gefährlicher Eisbären abwehrt. Jörg wird auch für die DX-Jäger einen exklusiven Sked anbieten.
RADIO DARC ist das Rundfunkprogramm des DARC, die Aussendung erfolgt jeden Sonntag um 11 Uhr MESZ auf 6070 kHz mit 100 kW aus Wien.

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Aoki EiBi A20

Die A20 Liste von Aoki ist zunächst als zip-txt-Datei verfügbar und
erleichtert das Hören doch enorm:
http://www1.s2.starcat.ne.jp/ndxc/pc/nd/nxa20.zip

EiBi hat seine Listen zu fast fertig:
Nach Zeit: http://eibispace.de/dx/bc-a20.txt
Nach QRG: http://eibispace.de/dx/freq-a20.txt
CSV: http://eibispace.de/dx/sked-a20.csv
txt für Perseus: http://eibispace.de/dx/eibi.txt
zip für Radio Explorer: http://eibispace.de/dx/eibi-radioexplorer-a20.zip

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India external service shutdown corona-crisis

On 22nd March, 2020 Government of India announced complete lockdown in 75 cities all across India upto 31st March, in a bid to contain the further spread of the Covid-19 virus . It’s an unprecedented situation wherein except essential services, all shops, offices , factories are closed & prohibitory orders issued for general public.

In view of this following orders have been being issued with immediate effect across all stations of All India Radio :

1. The national spectrum of broadcast will be limited to Vividh Bharati Service originating from VBS Mumbai and News Services originating from AIR Delhi.
2. Regional services can relay content as related to above ( SL number 1) with local news, subject to feasibility.
3. All National Programmes of Spoken Word, Music, Sports & other categories stand cancelled till further orders.
4. All other services of All India Radio stands in abeyance until further orders.
5.. All ESD (External Service Division) services and all transmitters dedicated to ESD stands suspended with immediate effect.
6. All Pure DRM mode operations suspended, DRM transmitters may be operated on analogue / simulcast mode to relay the National News Service subject to local circumstances and conditions
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Alokesh Gupta New Delhi via A_DX