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.