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Chechnya's state broadcaster launched on 1287 kHz AM

GTRK VainakhGovernment-run programming from Chechnya in the Russian Caucasus has been reported heard on 1287 kHz AM. GTRK (state broadcasting company) "Vainakh" simulcasts on FM 103.6 MHz with programming both in Russian and in Chechen languages. Regional programming has been observed at 1210-1300 and 1410-1500 UTC on weekdays. At other times the station retransmits Radio Rossii. Broadcasts on the AM band began on November 29, 2013.
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How to Identify Chinese Radio Stations

China National Radio logoChina is one of the few countries increasing its presence on the medium wave (AM) radio dial, as DXers have been able to observe. Identifying Chinese stations can however be tricky if you don't understand the language. With this guide you will learn how to identify Chinese stations based on just a few keywords and phrases. Don't let the language barrier intimidate you, because DXing Chinese stations can be extremely exciting and rewarding.
 To the Article (January 1, 2014)


NOAA photo of CME
Solar-terrestrial indices for 20 April follow. Solar flux 163 and estimated planetary A-index 22. The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 21 April was 4. Space weather for the past 24 hours has been minor. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred. Solar radiation storms reaching the S1 level occurred. Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are likely. Radio blackouts reaching the R1 level are likely.

Source: NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (updated here in real time every three hours)

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The Ultimate AM DXing Base in Lapland Available for Rent

Aihkiniemi cabinImagine spending a week in the middle of nowhere with 13 Beverage antennas — each roughly a kilometer in length and capable of hearing hundreds of rare stations. It's possible because we're making our famous DXpedition base in Aihkiniemi, Finland available for rent to other DXers. Going on a first class DXpedition has never been this easy.
 To the article (updated in November 2013)
 To the latest DXpedition report from Aihkiniemi (November 7, 2013)


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