Friday, November 19, 2010

New Freq for RVA Sinhala Hindi

Due to cochannel and/or side channel splash Radio Veritas Asia is changing their frequencies effective Sunday 22nd November 2010. These are :
Sinhala 0000-0027 9720 kHz (ex-9865) in parallel to 11730 kHz.
Hindi 0030-0057 11730 kHz (ex-11710 kHz).
Chin 0130-0157 15255 kHz (ex-15520 kHz).

Friday, November 12, 2010

VOA Bengali on a new freq 11850

Due to poor propagation on 6000 kHz VOA is using 11850 kHz via Philippines relay station at 1600-1700 hrs effective 12 November 2010 while 7405 kHz continues in parallel via Thailand relay station.

Monday, November 1, 2010

R.New Zealand on 13660

At the start of B-10 schedule Radio New Zealand International is using 13660 kHz at 1100-1258 hrs and is well heard here in South Asia.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

B-10 schedule

Updating of B-10 schedule w.e.f. 31 October 2010 of the site is in progress. Already updated some files - old entries are marked with 'A10' at the last column of the STATION and LANGUAGE database.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New website of GFA

ATHMEEYAYATHRA Radio(AY Radio) or Gospel for Asia which b'casts in 110 languages for South Asia now has a web presence with detailed language schedule and other informations.

The new URL is here.

Vatican Radio on 9580 kHz

Since 5th September Vatican Radio is using 9580 kHz from Tashkent replacing 11850 kHz at 0040-0200 hrs (Mo,Th from 0025) to South Asia.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Voice of Africa on 15240 kHz

Voice of Africa, Libya heard in English at 1400-1557 hrs with strong signals - causing severe side channel splash to Vatican Radio to S.Asia on 15235 kHz at 1430 hrs onwards. New freq or a replacement of 17725 kHz?

Monday, June 14, 2010

NHK Hindi on 11825 kHz

Starting 14 June 2010 Radio Japan(NHK) is using 11825 kHz in Hindi at 1345-1430 hrs from Tashkent. Reception is very good till 1400 hrs and then slight interference noted from BBC Arabic on 11820 kHz from Cyprus.

Friday, June 4, 2010

News from SLBC

SLBC's Korean Service on 15120 1030-1130 via DW Trinco will cease
temporarily from the 4th of June. SLBC instead starts another hour
of Hindi to India on 11905 kHz via Trinco 355 beam with 200kW
1530-1630 UTC.

Reception reports will be welcome to Engineer AM Services, Sri Lanka
Broadcasting Corporation, P.O.Box 574 Colombo. SLBC in association
with the Union of Asian DXers will QSL all reports on all its SW
broadcasts during June. If the project is successful we will extend

0055-0330(Sun 0430) 6005, 9770, 15745 English to Asia,
0020-0500, 0830-1230, 11905, 7190,
1530-1630 11905,
1615-1830 11750

SLBC is also progressing with the installation of a 50kW MW
transmitter in Puttalam on 1125 kHz to beam to South India where
there are large numbers of Sri Lankans who fled the war over the last
30 years, and also to strengthen the coverage to the North of Sri
[Victor Goonetilleke]

Sunday, May 23, 2010

NHK Bengali on 11965

Starting 23 May 2010 Radio Japan Bengali Service is using 11965 kHz (replacing 6155) at 1300-1345 hrs. Reception is good with faint co-channel noted from Voice of Turkey in Russian at 1300-1355 hrs.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vatican Radio moves on to 11850 kHz

As from 2nd May Vatican Radio moves onto 11850 kHz replacing 9580 kHz via Tashkent at 0040-0200 hrs in Hindi/ Tamil/ Malayalam/ English (with Urdu at 0025-0040 hrs on Mon,Thu). The other frequency at this period is 7335 kHz continues from SantaMaria.

Now both the morning and evening service of Vatican Radio to South Asia can be heard on 11850 kHz - all via Tashkent.

Friday, April 23, 2010

SLBC on the old 15120

During the past 2 days noted SLBC(Sri Lanka) in English on their age old frequency 15120 kHz instead of 15745 kHz in the morning at 0030-0330 hrs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New time for DW Bengali morning Service

Effective 14th April(Bengali New Year's Day) DW is retiming their morning Bengali Service at 0200-0230 hrs (instead of 0100-0130) and can be heard on SW 11970 kHz(Trincomalee) and via FM relay from Radio Bangladesh on 97.6 Dhaka, 105.0 Sylhet and 105.4 Chittagong. The evening service on FM relay can be heard at 1400-1430 hrs while the SW service continues at 1530-1600 hrs as at present.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New time for BBC Evening Urdu

With effect from 1st April BBC Urdu is to merge the 2 half hour b'cast (at 1500-1530 & 1600-1630) into one hour slot at 1500-1600 hrs and can be heard on 1413 7435(till 1545) 9510 11740 15470 KHz. This 2 half hour b'cast was introduced following the introduction of Daylight Saving Time in Bangladesh and to accommodate BBC Bengali at 1530-1600 hrs during DST in Bangladesh.

New freq for RVA Telugu

In Order to avoid interference to AIR GOS in English on 9690 kHz Radio Veritas Asia is to move on to 9515 kHz(replacing 9685 kHz) at 1430-1457 in Telugu with effect from 4th April 2010.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SLBC launches a radio programme for Sri Lankan listeners in South Korea.

[Sunday, 28 March 2010 18:45]

"The programme is broadcast through City FM Service from 4.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. each day of the week. At the launching ceremony held in SLBC premises today Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe said about 16 thousand Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea will be benefited by this programme. They have the opportunity to get information from Sri Lanka and to address their family members and friends via this new channel.

Participating at the ceremony South Korean Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cho Kee Chool said this radio programme will lead to enhance diplomatic, cultural and religious ties between the two countries. " SLBC Web site.

Victor G adds :
The broadcast from 1030-1130 UTC is transmitted from the DW
Trincomalee facility on 15120 kHz(the very popular SLBC freq used for their S.E.Asia service in English a few years back at the same time period) and is heard in Sri Lanka on FM 92.2 MHz. The programme is in Sinhala. SW frequency and FM both confirmed by live monitoring in Colombo with 15120 kHz cochannel by AWR from 1030-1100 then heard with clear reception.

The Service to the Middle East in Sinhala is on the air daily
1630-1830 UTC on 11750 kHz.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A10 schedule updation

Updation of A10 Schedule (Summer: 28-03-2010 to 30-10-2010) is in progress.Already uploaded some station's schedules. Please check out the DXAsia site.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vatican Radio changes morning frequency

Effective 7th March Vatican Radio is to use 9580 kHz (ex-5895 kHz) from Dushanbe with their b'cast to South Asia at 0040-0200 hrs (Mo,Th from 0025) in parallel to 7335 kHz.

[21 MARCH 2010]
Due to poor reception from Dushanbe Vatican Radio moved 9580 kHz to Tashkent and reception is very good here in South Asia.

Monday, March 1, 2010

UADX#149 published

In this edition we have an in-depth study of the broadcasting situation as it unfolds in Myanmar / Burma where the government is on an expanded media coverage. It has been exciting to observe off the air as well as dig related info from the Internet. This brings me to expand a little bit about our approach to DXing. UADX was formed to go beyond the standard SWL club in the hay-day of dxing in South Asia and our goals are the same today, of course with increased vigour. Our brand of dxing is what we call “Investigative DXing” not just looking for a station on a given frequency, to log it and send a report or report it to a dx news magazine, but to find new info, why and how. When you go through our pages you will understand what we mean. We also like some background information so that people find a story behind the arithmetic of a jumble of frequencies.

SPECIAL EDITION # 150. The next issue will carry dx related articles. We invite you to write an article covering any aspect of dx-ing. It could be about your own experiences as a dx-er which always make an interesting story for other dx-ers. You are welcome to send us clear jpg photographs of your shack and other interesting material. Since this material is archived and also is on the DX-Asia info web site, it will have a wide coverage. We are increasing our outreach and as the weeks go by, we will expand it even more. Let us have your thoughts and ideas as well.

The deadline for the next issue will be the last Friday in March, so that we can get the issue out by Sunday night. 73 and good dxing.Victor Goonetilleke

Read the complete edition#149 here.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

BBC Bengali drops extra transmission

From last week BBC has dropped the Sunday only transmission at 1400-1500 hrs on 7550 11915 kHz and also the b'cast on Mon,Tue at 0330-0430 hrs b'cast on 9440 11995 13790 kHz.

WYFR additional b'cast

1500-1600 11985 RMP 500 kW 085 deg in English to WeAs noted with good signals in India.
Thanks to R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov

Gospel For Asia New Frequencies

2330-0030 7240 WER 250 kW 075 deg to SEAs South East Asian langs
0030-0130 7215 WER 250 kW 090 deg to SEAs South East Asian langs
1230-1500 15285 WER 250 kW 090 deg to SEAs South East Asian langs
1330-1530 12005 WER 250 kW 090 deg to SEAs South East Asian langs
1530-1630 11645 WER 250 kW 090 deg to SEAs South East Asian langs
(R BULGARIA DX MIX News, Ivo Ivanov, via wwdxc BC-DX TopNews Feb 22)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Yangon back on 7185 0030-0230 from 7200 today 13/02, maybe a permanent move? Should be an easier catch on this clear band.. Frankly though I am an active Radio Amateur, Idon't mind the odd non International Broadcaster being here like Madagascar f/in 1245-1530 on 7105//6135, and the Ethiopian and Eritian signals!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Monitored sked goes like this:

5915 2315-0430, 0730v-1530*

5985 2300-0130, 0930-1600*

7200 0030-0230v 0300 weekends,

9730 0330-0730 (0300-0730 weekends)

9730.85 0731-0833v , old Yangon txer. .

TXers on 5915, 5985, 7200, 9730 from Nay Pye Taw

Latest sked monitored as of 7th February 2010

Things change so fast that I am very happy that we started UADX again. Victor G.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Romania at 1200 UTC

Radio Romania International in English regularly heard at 1200-1257
hrs on any of the following frequencies depending on the propagation.
The frequencies are 15105 15430 17760 kHz.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

UADX E-Newsletter 31 January 2010

I have in front of me what I believe is the last edition of UADX dated July 1993, before the Internet era and the order of the day was duplicating paper, wax stencils and snail mail. We were often hindered by space problems and postage costs. We surface as we have often done again and this time I hope it will be for some time. Looking at the Editorial I see my good friend and main stay of UADX, Gerrhard asking me the question “Victor have you completely deserted the DX hobby in favour of Ham Radio?....I know it is difficult to devote time to two hobbies and earn your bread. It is not for me to announce the closure of UADX, so I shall patiently wait until you surface again or announce the closure of UADX yourself. I only had hoped that we would make the 150th issue” wrote Gerhard Werdin from Islamabad on 17th June 1993,. And in response Victor G. says “Gerhard I don’t think I will ever announce the closure of UADX. That will be the last thing I will do friends. I think UADX will be laid to rest only with yours truly. Hi! So never ask that question again. Yes we shall falter, go into hibernation but God willing we shall surface again as we have done!! It is amazing that when you sit at the type writer with the stencil in it , how that old romance flows into your veins and the same excitement I felt way back in 1967 comes rushing back” (Late Note January 2010..I got the same thrill as I finished this edition a little while ago!! The bones may creak, memory failing, eyesight not that great but the romance of radio still calls strong! GvG)

Read the complete edition of the Newsletter here .

Eclipse Monitoring 15th January 2010

by G. Victor A. Goonetilleke

From COLOMBO, Sri Lanka. As most people would know there was an Annular Eclipse of the Sun which was observed between South India and the Northern half of Sri Lanka. While many viewed the eclipse through shaded /smoked glass, Xray papers and many other devices, I viewed the eclipse from my home at Piliyandala (18km SE from Colombo) through the dials of my radio receiver, inside my shack with headphones on staring at the S-metre while scanning the Medium Wave and Shortwave frequencies below 7 MHz. My brother Ron 4S7RO and myself (4S7VK) made a similar observation somewhere in 1984 around 2.30 p.m. in the afternoon with tremendous results. Unfortunately, most of the stations that we observed on 2-7 MHz range, have now left short wave and thus there was very little to observe there. The 1984 Eclipse which ran across Central India gave us HF/SW signals from longer distances compared to the January 15th Eclipse which was only about 100 km north of Colombo. The problem with sky wave is that there is a dead zone between the ground wave and the first hop when we are so close to the eclipse.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vatican Radio via Tashkent

Due to poor reception from Dushanbe, Vatican Radio moved the site on 7585 kHz at 1430-1550 UTC to Tashkent from 29th January 2010. Reception is much better than Dushanbe.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

FEBA uses 7485 kHz for Bengali

Due to cochannel interference FEBA Radio via Tashkent w.e.f 17th January uses 7485 kHz replacing 7365 kHz at 1500-1530 for their daily b'cast in Bengali.