Thursday, July 31, 2008

[shortwaves] Catch a wave ~ Shortwave Radio Logs From WDX6AA

 MEXICO   Radio Educacion   6185  0343  Spanish  333  July
 27  Qrm via Radio Netherlands Intl on 6185.    MacKenzie-CA.

 RUSSIA, Moldova   Russian Intl Radio   7125  0306  Russian
 333  July 27  Popular rock music.    MacKenzie-CA.
 UKRAINE   Radio Ukaraine Intl-RUI   7440  Hyly 27  OM with
 comments.   MacKenzie-CA.
 UNITED STATES   WHRI   7385  0246  English  333  July 27
 YL with comments on keeeping your eyes looking upwards with
 music in the background. YL with WHR ID at 0252.
 UNITED STATES   WYFR   6985  0312  English  433  July 27
 Minister with Bible quotes. Choir music 0313. More Bible
 quotes at 0321. Organ music at 0324 and more Choir music at
 0326. OM with Family Radio ID at 0330.  //9505
 [544].    MacKenzie-CA.
 UNKNOWN   Station Unknown   6915  0334  Spanish  333  July
 Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
 Huntington Beach, California, USA
 "World Friendship Through Shortwave Radio Where  Culture and Language Come Alive"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

DX Report This Week July 24th, 2008

AUSTRALIA   Radio Australia-Shepparton   17785  2215   English 444 July 20
  Two OMs with comments on the ICLS followed by a YL with comments on he Popes visit to Australia.

//11840 [433]via Darwin, 15230 [444]Via Shepparton and 15515 [444] ia Shepparton.    MacKenzie-CA.
  BONAIRE   Radio Netherlands Intl Relay-RNI   17605  2233
  Dutch  July 20  An OM with comments.    MacKenzie-CA.
  BOTSWANA   VOA Relay   9815  1820  Portiguese  333  July 21
   OM with comments plus some music at 1821. VOA ID at 1829 and into French with an OM with comments.    MacKenzie-CA.
  CHINA   The Music Jammer   9355  1802  433  July 21  The Usual Drum music.  //9385 [333] and 9540 [333].    MacKenzie-CA.
  CHINA   The Music Jammer   9930  1643  323  July 23  The usual Chinese Music. //9455 [333], 9905 [444] and 11540 [444].    MacKenzie-CA.
  GUAM   Trans World Radio-TWR   9920  1648  Chinese  433 July 23  OM with ongoing comments.    MacKenzie-CA.
  NEW ZEALAND   Radio New Zealand Intl-RNZI   15720  2235 English  433  July 20  Local music with drums and an OM
  ancr followed by more vocal music. OM ancr at 2240 and ID'd as Radio National Radio.Then two OMs with comments.    MacKenzie-CA.
  North MARIANAS   Radio Free Asia-RFA   9930  1645  Chinese 333  July 23  YL with comments. Chinese Music Jammer heard in the background.    MacKenzie-CA.
  Stewart MacKenzie, WDX6AA
  Huntington Beach, California, USA


 13993 kHz USB 1405z: USAF Transcon Net Operator "AFA1FF" (NCS) comms with AFA2SO, AFA2UZ, AFA2MK for check-ins.
AL STERN  Satellite Beach  FL

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Radio Romania New contest

We are inviting you to write an essay on the topic "Why are you listening to the radio? Why are you listening to RRI? and send it by snail mail, fax, e-mail or you can fill in the form attached to the contest announcement on our website. Depending on how interesting, complex and though-provoking your essays are, you can win an interesting prize.

There will be many substantial prizes and smaller prizes consisting in arts objects related to Romania and the Romanian culture and also to the public radio. This contest is taking place the very year when, on November 1st, Radio Romania celebrates 80 years of Romanian broadcasting.

Furthermore, the most interesting essays will be quoted in RRI's Sunday's programs aired on November 2nd, more precisely on Listeners' Day.

The contest is sponsored by SC Rombat SA from Bistrita, in northern Romania, and is being supported by the Agency for Government Strategies.

Media partners are SC Publicatiile "Flacara" SA and the Romanian International station -TVRI.

Please also state the reason why you decided to participate in this new contest. Our address is: Radio Romania International, General Berthelot street, 60-64, sector 1, Bucharest, PO Box 111, zip code 010165, fax 00 40 21 319 05 62, e-mail: We'll be waiting for your answers by October 15th 2008, post date. The winners will be announced in late October 2008. Good luck!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Radio Sinagapore International going to produce the special programme on their last day broadcast on 31 July 2008

Radio Sinagapore International going to produce the special programme on their last day broadcast on 31 July 2008.
Want to participate on that programme contact Ms. Yvonne Gomez
Senior Producer-Presenter |
Radio Singapore International,
Mediacorp Singapore Pte Ltd,
Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Andrew Road,
Singapore 299939,
Phone: +65 63597672 |
Fax: +65 62591357 |
Mobile: +65 96206694,

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Radio Prague 2008 competition result

Dear listeners and readers,
This year's Radio Prague Competition asked you to answer the following question:
Which Czech sportsperson or team has particularly impressed you?
The deadline was June 13 and we received a great many entries. Two finalists were selected from the mailbags received by each of our six language sections, along with eight other particularly interesting entries. All ten will receive a special prize.

The overall winner of the 2008 Radio Prague competition is
Jörg Teuschl from Germany,
Congratulations to him!

The first prize, a week-long stay for two in Prague, is sponsored by OREA HOTELS, one of the biggest hotel chains in the Czech Republic.
You can read the entry of Jörg Teuschl here:
Even at an advanced age, the Czech sportsman who has made the biggest impression on me is Emil Zátopek. Why?
When I was a small boy we finally saw footage of the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 several weeks after the amazing games were actually held, at the cinema in our village. The star we most admired was Emil Zátopek, who they called the Prague Locomotive. We were really impressed by the way, his face twisted with pain and with his tongue hanging out, he overcame his adversaries, and how every competitor tried to achieve victory with a frightful grimace, just like Zátopek.
Winning entry (cont'd)

English section finalists:
Yukiko Maki, Japan
MacDonald Greg, Canada
Other winners:
Roy Kitson, Great Britain
Ashraful Islam, Bangladesh
Nobuya Kato, Japan
Avinash Premraj, India
Tom Blaha, USA
Alon K. Raab, USA
Mark Schiefelbein, USA
Li Ming, China

Swopan Chakroborty
Kolkata, India

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Polish Radio External Service begins longwave broadcasting

July 4th, 2008
by Andy Sennitt
Media Network

From July 1, Polish Radio External Service has started broadcasting on 198
kHz longwave. The 198 LW frequency is shared with Polish Radio Parliament,
which will continue to broadcast when parliament is in session. At all other
times Polish Radio External Service transmits on this frequency.

Polish Radio External Service broadcasts in seven different languages:
English, Hebrew, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, and Polish. English
language transmissions on 198 kHz are at 0700 and 1200 UTC, available when
Radio Parliament is not broadcasting.

The 198 LW frequency can be picked up in Poland and is also able reach
Polish diaspora in neighbouring countries, especially Germany, Ukraine,
Belarus and Russia, providing up-to-date information on what's going on in

Shortwave, Internet and satellite transmissions remain unaffected.

(Source: Polskie Radio)

Andy Sennitt comments: Unfortunately, the longwave service won't benefit
listeners in the UK or Western Europe as the frequency is shared with BBC
Radio 4.