Wednesday, June 4, 2014


The Trial of International Radio for Disaster Relief (IRDR) during the Media Summit on Climate Change, ICTs and Disaster Risk Reduction 5-6 June 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

This is for the first time ever that international radio stations have volunteered to demonstrate that shortwave broadcasting is capable of communicating relevant information to the affected populations immediately after a disaster strikes. Receivers are light- weight and cheap and the technology is unique in being completely disaster resistant: the transmitting facilities can be hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away from the disaster zone suffering from a total communication and information blackout, in case something unexpected might happen.

Special transmissions in English or Mandarin targeting Indonesia (in UTC) on June 5-6, 2014:

0200-0230 ABC Radio Australia, Shepparton - 21840 kHz
0230-0530 BBC, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand - 15650 kHz
0500-0530 R Vatican, Santa Maria di Galeria - 21840 kHz
0530-0600 Sri Lanka BC, Trincomalee - 15650 kHz
0600-0700 First Response Radio via FEBC, Philippines - 15650 kHz
0730-0800 MGLOB Madagascar - 21840 kHz (alternative time: 0930-1000)
0800-0830 IBB, Udon Thani - 15650 kHz
0830-0900 NHK World Radio Japan, Palau - 15650 kHz
0900-0930 IBB, Tinang  - 15650 kHz
1000-1030 All India Radio, Bangalore - 15650 kHz**
1030-1100 RTC China (in Standard Chinese), Beijing - 21840 kHz
1100-1130 KTWR Guam - 15650 kHz

Reception reports are very much wanted and special QSL verifications will be available from the HFCC at  
**All India Radio is also offering a special QSL/verification for  all  reports at : 

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