Radio Nord 16 Oktober 2011

Hallo lieber Freund, Förderer oder Radiokollege,

an dieser Stelle nochmals ein herzliches Dankeschön für deine Reaktion zu unserer Sendung vom 21. August 2011. NordAM geht am kommenden Wochenende in die dritte Runde – und vielleicht bist du ja wieder auf Kurzwelle 6005 kHz dabei? Wir würden uns freuen, dich und vielleicht auch deine Bekannten wieder unter unseren geschätzten Hörern begrüßen zu dürfen:

Sonntag, 16.10.2011: 1500-1600 UTC sowie die Wiederholung für alle Nachtschwärmer um 2100-2200 UTC auf Kurzwelle 6005 kHz über den Sender von Radio 700 in Kall-Krekel. Diese Angaben sind in UTC-Weltzeit, nach deutscher / mitteleuropäischer Sommerzeit gilt also 17.00 bzw. 23.00 Uhr.

Auch in dieser Ausgabe haben wir wieder einige interessante Songs von Vinyl & CD herausgesucht und sind gespannt, wie sie dir gefallen werden. Darunter sowohl neue und unbekannte Stücke als auch ein paar güldene Klassiker vom Plattenteller oder aus dem CD-Regal und Grüße an unsere Hörer vom letzten Mal. Abgerundet wird alles durch den gewohnten skurril-erfrischen Talk uns zweier Jungspunde, die dem Kurzwellenrundfunk ein Stückchen mehr Glitz, Glanz und Glamour verleihen wollen.

Alternativ zur Kurzwellenausstrahlung auf 6005 kHz sind wir natürlich parallel auch im Livestream unter http://radio700.de/player/player_kw.php?p=1 (Direktlink http://91.143.94.10:80/kurzwelle-6005.m3u) zu hören. Er kann auch unter http://shortwaveservice.com und den PLAY-Knopf rechts aufgerufen werden. Natürlich freuen wir uns wieder sehr über technisches und inhaltliches Feedback. Detaillierte Empfangsberichte belohnen wir selbstverständlich mit einer QSL-Karte in gedruckter oder digitaler Form. Wir freuen uns über deine Post unter radio6005@web.de.

Wir freuen uns über Feedback, Kommentare und Empfangsberichte.

Bis Sonntagnachmittag oder Sonntagnacht, je nach Belieben!

Torben & Daniel

P.S: Übrigens, ohne Radio 700 bzw. http://www.shortwaveservice.com gäb’s uns gar nicht. Wer weitere technische Details zum Sender in Kall-Krekel erfahren möchte, sollte unbedingt diese Seite besuchen. 😉 Und zum Überfluss hier unsere Präsenz auf Facebook, wo wir auch über unsere Sendungstermine informieren: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NordAM/231948116860158

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DX India 10 years contest

10th Anniversary of DX India – Contest

10th Anniversary of DX India

DX India is a email based group of radio hobbyists specializing on broadcasting in India.
It was founded on October 1, 2011. Several activities are scheduled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DX India.

DX India Contest

The details of the contest are as follows:

Contest Period: From 0000 UTC 1 October 2011 to 2359 UTC 10 October 2011.

Monitor as many SW stations of All India Radio (AIR) as possible.
Prepare Reception Reports for each AIR station on separate sheets.
Download the reception report format here : http://tinyurl.com/43o2mwk

Points are calculated depending upon the location of the Dxer as follows:

Asia/Oceania : 1 point per AIR station
Europe & Africa : 2 Points per AIR station
North & South America : 3 points per AIR station

Prizes: Awards for Top scoring Three Entries

– World Radio TV Handbook 2012 for top scoring entry from South Asia
– Danish SW Club Intl’s Domestic Broadcasting Survey-13
– Book “This is All India Radio” by U.L.Baruah
– Joe Carr’s Antenna Handbook
– DX India 10th Anniversary T-Shirts
– Special Postal covers from India on Communication
– Rare special cover on platinum jubilee of All India Radio
– Other prizes to be announced soon

In addition a Participation Certificate will be issued to all those who send entries.
The Reception reports received will be forwarded to All India Radio for possible QSL’ing.

Send the entries by post/email postmarked before 31st October 2011

Email: dxindia10@gmail.com

Address: DX India 10th Anni. Contest, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.

Results will be declared in December 2011.

Note: Out of 29 AIR SW stations, 25 are currently active. The detailed schedules are available at:

http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/loc.htm

http://qsl.net/vu2jos/sw/freq.htm

http://qsl.net/vu2jos/es/time.htm

Sponsors :

– World Radio TV Handbook www.wrth.com
– The Danish Shortwave Club International www.dswci.org
– DX India www.qsl.net/vu2jos
– Radioactivity http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/

DX India special broadcast via AWR Wavescan

In the AWR Wavescan program to be broadcast on 2nd October 2011, there will be a special segment about 10th Anniversary of DX India.

The schedule of AWR Wavescan is:

1200-1230 UTC 17535 Wertachtal
1330-1400 UTC 11880 Guam
1430-1500 UTC 11720 Guam
1500-1530 UTC 11720 Guam
1530-1600 UTC 15255 Wertachtal
1600-1630 UTC 11805 Guam, 12035 Guam
1630-1700 UTC 11740 Guam

Also via WRMI.

Special QSL Cards will be issued for the same. Send your reception report at :

Address: DX India 10th Anni. QSL, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.

Email: dxindia10@gmail.com

DX India special via Amateur Radio

BCDXers who are hams are requested to be on band for a friendly meeting on air on 1st October 2011, Saturday(10th anniversary of Dx India) and contact / monitor VU2JOS as follows.

0130-0200 UTC (7.00 am to 7.30 am IST) : 7073 kHz, LSB
1230-1300 UTC (6.00 pm to 6.30 pm IST) : 14160 kHz USB

Special QSL Cards will be issued for the same. Send your reception report at :

Address: DX India 10th Anni. QSL, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.

Email: dxindia10@gmail.com

Looking forward to your participation !

Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta
DX India YG
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dx_india/

KBC Radio 531 Khz

The Mighty KBC will start testing on Friday the 19th
on 531 kHz

The Show Must Go On..
KBC has received a test license for 531 kHz in Burg Germany.
Testing starts Friday August 19th on AM 531

We are trying to return on SW in November 2011
Minimum power is 100KW
We are also checking if we can beam again to the USA on shortwave

For reception reports please mail to

KBC531@gmail.com

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Radio Heritage Foundation Extends Coverage to Europe

Radio Heritage Foundation
Extends Coverage to Europe
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WELLINGTON [New Zealand]

The addition of major new European radio history content at its website [www.radioheritage.com] marks a move by the Radio Heritage Foundation to extend its coverage of radio heritage connections to Europe.

Chairman David Ricquish says ‘the borderless nature of radio waves has always made it inevitable that our focus would one day expand beyond our initial work in the Asia and Pacific region. In fact, our collections already have many materials relating to broadcasters based in Europe going back to the 1920’s. European broadcasters, their ideas, policies and cultures have had a major influence on Pacific broadcasting for decades.’

The new content covers individual station features, 44 European countries, almost 100 separately researched years of local European broadcasting, over 15 digitized early radio frequency guides and some 250 audio samples and images.

The material has a special focus on local European broadcasting history centered on mediumwave [AM] and longwave stations, events and personalities covering the entire 20th century and the first decade of the current period.

Mr Ricquish adds ‘Belgian based Herman Boel has collected together, with help from other European sources, a wonderful treasure trove of radio heritage material. Herman needed to spend more time on other projects so we are delighted to make sure his efforts and dedication are maintained and continue to be freely accessible to the community.’

There are many connections between European and Asia & Pacific radio heritage issues that can now be explored and showcased at www.radioheritage.com. These include the many European based shortwave broadcasters that are now fading from the airwaves but which have influenced several generations of audiences in the wider Pacific region. Amateur radio heritage connections with Europe are another area of immediate concern.

The Radio Heritage Foundation already has over 200 Asian and Pacific radio heritage features at www.radioheritage.com, hosts detailed radio guides such as the PAL Radio Guide series with thousands of stations covered on AM, Shortwave and FM, has researched and produced some 40 radio documentaries for Radio New Zealand International, and is the official World Radio TV Handbook country contributor for over 25 Pacific countries.

(Via bclnews.it )

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RNW Historical Audio Archive: 50 years of shortwave in Holland

RNW Historical Audio Archive:
50 years of shortwave in Holland

On 30 March 1977 Radio Nederland (as we were then called in English) broadcast a special programme marking our 30th anniversary, and 50 years since the first shortwave broadcast from the Netherlands. The complete programme is now available to listen to/download from the RNW Historical Audio Archive. Here’s a synopsis of the programme:

Hendrik (Henk) van den Broek, Radio Nederland’s first director, recorded in 1955, explains why Radio Nederland was set up.
The origin of Dutch overseas broadcasting goes back to 1927, the pioneering year of shortwave telephony. The Philips Laboratories in Eindhoven experiment with the PCJJ short-wave transmitter. The transmissions reach as far as the East-Indies. Mr. A C de Groot, a technical official of the Netherlands East Indies PTT and a radio amateur, is sitting up all night monitoring the 30 metre band in the hope of hearing amateurs operating in morse code from The Netherlands. Somewhere around 3:00 AM, he hears a voice speaking in Dutch saying “This is an experimental transmission from the Philips Laboratory in Eindhoven, Holland, on a wavelength of 30.2 metres”.
That same year, the NV PHOHI (Philips Omroep Holland-Indië) was set up, a joint commercial operation of Philips and other Dutch Companies with interests in the East-Indies. It used the PCJJ transmitter.
In November 1928, Edward (Eddie) Startz began broadcasting over PCJJ, marking the beginning of his popular “Happy Station” programme. Startz dropped the second J of PCJJ and said that PCJ stood for “Peace, Cheer and Joy: The Happy Station of a friendly nation”.
Engineer Martin Ruis speaks about the closure of the shortwave transmissons because of the invasion of the German Army in May 1940. They tried to destroy the transmitter, but later on the Germans succeeded in reparing the PCJJ-equipment, and used it to broadcast propaganda to India (”The Voice of Free India”).
Paris and London took over when broadcasts from Hilversum ended: The Dutch first used the French shortwave service for a programme called “Vrij Nederland”. That ended after a month with the German invasion of Paris. Over in London the Dutch Government in exile in late 1940 created “Radio Oranje”, the official voice of the Dutch Government.
Fragment of a Radio Oranje transmission: Bob den Doolaard speaks about sabotage (in Dutch).
Unknown Dutch speaker about listening to Radio Oranje and the BBC during the war.
Hendrik van den Broek became head of Radio Oranje and in 1944 he created a station called “Herrijzend Nederland” in the grounds of the Philips Company in Eindhoven. When the whole of The Netherlands was liberated he moved his operation to Hilversum. Radio Nederland was born.
On 15 April 1947 the private non-profit foundation Stichting Radio Nederland Wereldomroep was founded, after many discussions about the future of Dutch broadcasting.
Short quote from Queen Wilhelmina about the end of Dutch rule in Indonesia.
The story of Radio Netherlands in the fifties and beyond.
Eddie Startz with the Happy Station station in Spanish, French and English.
Technical expert Jim Vastenhoud talks about technological developments and the future of shortwave radio.

A11 schedules

The first edition of the Prime Time Shortwave English schedules for the A-11 schedule season are available. Thank you Ernest Riley for your work on the database. The schedules are available in Excel, dBase, ASCII text and tab delimited formats.

Daniel Sampson
Prime Time Shortwave
www.primetimeshortwave.com

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EDXC Conference 2011

From: Tibor Szilagyi

Dear DX Friends all over the World !
EDXC – European DX Council – cordially invites you all to the next EDXC Conference in Bulgaria, coming up on August 18 – 23, 2011. First we begin with our conference in Southern Bulgaria, in Melnik. Melnik is situated 176 Kms South from Sofia on the European Highway E 79. The same Highway leads to the Greek border – 28 Kms.

After our conference in Melnik we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services in Sofia.

You will need 3 / three /nights in Melnik : Arrival August 18 — Departure August 21, 2011. We recommend : Hotel Melnik in Melnik. Phone : + 359 7437 2272. E–Mail reservation : reservation @ hotelmelnik.com.
Homepage : www.hotelmelnik.com
Room prices : From EUR 36,– / Room per night,
Including Bulgarian Breakfast.

You will need 2 / two / nights in Sofia : Arrival August 21 — Departure
August 23, 2011.
In Sofia we recommend : HOTEL DEDEMAN Princess Sofia, 131, Maria Luisa Boulevard, 1202 SOFIA, Bulgaria. Phone : + 359 2 933 88 88.
E — Mail : sofia @ dedeman.com Homepage : www.dedeman.com
Room prices : from EUR 60,– / Room per night, Including Bulgarian
Breakfast.
Please do RESERVE your hotel rooms NOW !

Our programme in Melnik, what we know now :
We will have our Conference at Hotel Melnik.
Lectures, meals and also our Banquet Dinner at this hotel. Beyond that : One excursion to Macedonia, just over the day, just to see a little bit of another country !

Our programme in Sofia :
On Monday, August 22 we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services.
They transmit at least in 10 languages on Shortwaves !

Conference Fee : EUR 85,– to be paid to me when you arrive on August 18 at Hotel Melnik.

EDXC Reception Desk will be open from 12.00 Hours midday ( noon ).
The Conference Fee EUR 85,– includes : Use of the Conference Room with fully equiped Technical Aid : LapTop with Latin Letters and picture projection possibility. Also included : Lunch on Friday, August 19 and Lunch on Saturday, August 20. And our traditional Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening is also included. Furthermore : It will be a bus taking us from Melnik to Sofia on Sunday, August 21. This bus is only reserved for our group. The price for this special bus trip is also included into the
Conference Fee EUR 85,–.

Special participation fee for spouse : EUR 70,– / spouse.

The EDXC is coming back to you with more detailed programme later on. If you wish to hold lectures with interesting subjects related to our DX Hobby, please do not hesitate to tell me.

Please DO NOT forget to reserve your hotel rooms NOW !!

With best wishes and greetings from Sweden,

T i b o r S z i l a g y i
EDXC Secretary General
E — Mail : tiszi2035 @ yahoo.com

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AWR 40th Anniversary DX Contest

Adventist World Radio Annual DX Contest
“Choose a Channel” – AWR 40th Anniversary DX Contest

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Adventist World Radio, our DX program “Wavescan” is conducting a big worldwide DX contest, “Choose a Channel”. It was back on October 1, 1971, that AWR made its first broadcast on shortwave in a service originating out of Portugal and beamed towards various countries in Europe.

Here are the details of our 2011 “Choose a Channel” DX Contest:-

A. Choose a Channel
We invite you to choose any shortwave channel, just one channel, anywhere in the world upon which Adventist World Radio is broadcasting, during the month of June 2011.

B. Prepare Reception Reports
You are invited to listen to the shortwave channel that you have chosen at any time, day and/or night, during the month of June 2011, and see how many different stations, including Adventist World Radio, that you can hear on that one specific channel. You are invited to prepare a standard reception report for each station, one sheet of paper for each station.

C. Photocopies
You are invited to search your QSL collection, and where possible, provide a photocopy of a QSL that you already hold in your collection from each of the shortwave stations that you hear on that one channel. These photocopies should be in color if possible, but black & white is also acceptable. If you do not already have a QSL from any of the stations you select, then you should state so in your contest entry.

D. Three Radio Cards
Where possible, you are invited to include three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection with your contest entry. These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, or picture cards of radio stations, etc. (Not valid for this contest are amateur cards nor CB cards.)

E. Assemble Your Contest Entry
Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis, remembering that the total number of stations you hear on the channel, and neatness and preparation, will all feature in the judging procedure. Remember also, that we will then post your reception reports to the other shortwave stations involved, requesting them to issue QSL cards to you in response.

Other Contest Details
Well, there you have it, the details for our Wavescan 2011 “Choose a Channel DX Contest”. This contest will run through the month of June 2011, and all contest entries should be postmarked at your local post office anywhere in the world on any date up to the end of the month of June, and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of July 2011.
Return postage in the form of currency notes in an international currency, or mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be welcome. Where possible, a self addressed return envelope, business size or half quarto size, would also be welcome.
The awards for this year’s contest will be similar to all previous contests. There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2012 for each continental winner. In addition, there will be other special awards as well as AWR souvenirs and radio curios for many participants.
You can remember that all AWR reception reports will be verified with a specially endorsed AWR QSL card. Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2112, to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be processed.

The only address for the AWR “Choose a Channel” 2011 DX Contest is:-
Choose a Channel DX Contest
Box 29235
Indianapolis
Indiana 46229 USA

(Dr.Adrian Peterson, Adventist World Radio)

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