Onda Imperial and Radio Panorama from Peru reactivated
Two Peruvian stations have
reactivated their shortwave broadcasts; Radio Onda
Imperial from Cusco on 5055 kHz and Radio Panorama
from Recopampa on 5459 kHz. Both stations were heard
by SWBs Björn Malm in Ecuador, Radio
Onda Imperial on September 25 at 0135 UTC, and Radio
Panorama on September 24 at 0000 UTC, the latter
with a program called "Potencia Tropical".
In the World Radio TV Handbook, Radio Onda Imperial
is listed on 5056 kHz, and Radio Panorama on 5907
kHz. Radio Onda Imperial has a domain, which is
currently not in use.
September 28, 2003)
Radio testing from Sweden on 1179 kHz
Pan European Radio from
the Netherlands is planning to conduct two test
transmissions via Sweden on 1179 kHz mediumwave.
As reported by Bernd Trutenau in Lithuania on mw-dx,
the transmitter used is located in Sölvesborg
and is operated by Teracom at either 300 or 600
kilowatts of power. The broadcasts will be aired
from Friday, September 26 at 2230 UTC to Saturday,
September 27 at 0030 UTC, and again at the same
time on Saturday evening, closing down at 0030 UTC
on Sunday September 28. An address for reception
reports will be announced in the broadcasts. In
December 2002, Pan European Radio conducted a similar
test transmission via a transmitter in Koszecin,
Poland on the frequency of 1080 kHz. Back then the
station gave P.O. Box 10386, Beverly Hills, CA 90213,
U.S.A. as its address for reports.
During the test transmissions on September 26-27,
address was given for reception reports. In responses
received from the station, the following postal
address was given: P.O. Box 16913
Beverly Hills, CA 90209.
September 24, 2003, updated September 28)
Avondale Estates GA heard on 1690 kHz
A new X band AM station
has begun broadcasting from Georgia. WSWK from Avondale
Estates near Atlanta signed on on September 9, and
was heard by DXer Kent Winrich in Wisconsin on September
16. WSWK is broadcasting on the frequency of 1690
kHz and is licensed to transmit with a daytime power
of 10 kW and a nighttime power of 1 kW. Currently
the station is broadcasting tourist information
about the Wild Adventures theme park near Valdosta,
Georgia, and simulcasting with WDDQ on 92.1 MHz
FM. The station has been heard identifying as "Tourist
Radio 92.1" and "Wild Adventures Radio."
The original city-of-license for WSWK was Adel,
September 20, 2003)
low-power AM stations in the United Kingdom
Radio Hope, broadcasting
from the Liverpool Hope University College in Liverpool
has been reported testing on 1350 kHz. According
to Tim Foulsham of Radica Broadcast Systems quoted
on BDXC-UK, the station is not yet operational,
although it tested on September 12. Radio Hope is
expected to launch in the next few weeks.
Another new low-power
mediumwave station from the United Kingdom is BFBS
Gurkha Radio from Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, Nuneaton
on 1134 kHz. The station has been operating since
September 16, relaying output from Shorncliffe studio.
Morning and evening programs are in Nepali, rest
of the time carrying BFBS1 English service. According
to Foulsham, hours of Nepali service are expected
to increase in the future.
September 20, 2003)
powerhouse begins a regional service in German
Radio has launched a new regional radio service
for the German state of Nordrhein-Westphalia using
the traditional RTL wavelength of 208 meters. As
reported by Radio Netherlands, the service is broadcast
on mediumwave 1440 kHz as well as in analogue on
the Astra 1A satellite at 19.2 east on 11.391 GHz
H (audio subcarriers 7.74/7.92 kHz) and 11.273 GHz
H (audio subcarriers 7.38/7.56 MHz). The service
is also carried digitally on Astra 1H transponder
97 (12.343 GHz H) and on cable systems in Nordrhein-Westphalia.
The power used on 1440 kHz is 300 kilowatts, except
between 0330 and 0800 UTC when it is increased to
1200 kW. Using the slogan "Best hits with a
feeling" (Die Besten Hits mit Gefühl),
the station can be heard regionally also on 93.3
and 97.0 MHz. Regional weather and traffic information
is promised every half hour.
September 20, 2003)
of WTO broadcasting on shortwave from Mexico
A station calling itself
Radio Free Cascadia International (RFCI) has been
heard on 15045 kHz shortwave. Scheduled to be on
the air on September 10-14 in connection with a
World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in Cancún,
Mexico, the station is airing views of the opponents
of the WTO who have also gathered in Cancún.
The transmission schedule, published by DXLD 3-159,
is as follows: 1700-0500 UTC on 15045 kHz, daytime
alternate 1700-2300 UTC on 17552.5 kHz (variable),
evening alternate 2300-0500 UTC on 9310 kHz (variable).
Depending on propagation and other factors, the
broadcasts may run instead between 1900 and 0700
UTC. On September 11, the clandestine radio operation
was heard by several North American DXers on 15045
kHz, with both English and Spanish-language programming.
According to DXLD, where the station was first reported,
the station has no connection with Radio for Peace
International (RFPI), although it is broadcasting
on a frequency previously used by RFPI. RFCI can
be contacted by email
or by writing to P.O. Box 703, Eugene, OR 97440,
U.S.A. More in the DXing.info Community.
September 11, 2003)
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