from Australia relayed on 7875 kHz shortwave
shortwave relay of the ABC domestic service for
Perth originates from an Australian Defence Force
transmitter in Exmouth, North West Cape, Western
Australia. The Department of Defence confirms to
DXing.info that recent transmissions heard worldwide
on 7875 kHz USB did indeed come from Exmouth. "Defence
has been transmitting from this site on an irregular
basis since 1994 and was transmitting on 7875 kHz
at the time that it was detected," says Communications
Adviser Michael Weaver at the Department of Defence
in the capital Canberra. "The purpose of the
shortwave relay is to provide recreational news
for Australian troops overseas. In this case, it
was specifically for the Australian rules football
grand final," Weaver adds.
on 7875 kHz originated from 6WF Perth (720 kHz),
and ABC programming has recently been heard also
around 15060 kHz.
Steve Napier from the ABC technical staff in Perth
says to DXing.info that he is unaware of the shortwave
to the Register of Radiocommunications Licences
of the Australian Communications and Media Authority
(ACMA), 7875 kHz has been allocated to the Department
of Defence since 1993. The transmitter in Exmouth
has a power of 40 kW.
Hodgson in the United States was the first to report
hearing ABC on 7875 kHz on September 18 in DXLD
5-165. Meanwhile, John Schache in Australia reports
on DXing.info that he has heard ABC programming
also on "approximately 15060" kHz shortwave.
More information about the station can be found
in the DXing.info
September 25, 2005, last edited on September 28)
Caledonia gets a new station on 729 kHz
Nouvelle Caledonie has launched a new mediumwave
station on 729 kHz. The transmitter is located in
Touho, 350 kilometers northwest from the capital
Noumea. According to Australian DXer Chris Martin
who contacted TDF in Noumea, the Touho AM station
began broadcasting in the second week of September.
Patrick Martin in the United States was the first
DXer to pick up the station on September 15. Radio
Nouvelle Caledonie also operates an FM station in
Touho on 88.0 MHz.
September 22, 2005)
Polish community radio station launched on 1584
Radio Andrychów on 1584 kHz mediumwave is
the latest AM community radio station in Poland.
Twoje Radio Andrychów is located about 40
kilometers southwest of Krakow. According to Bernd
Trutenau on mwdx mailing list, the station started
on August 31 and has a transmitter power of 0.1
kW. Local programmes are carried at 0600-0700, 1000-1100
and 1500-1600 UTC, while at other times the station
relays Polskie Radio 3 ("Trójka").
Trutenau points out that Twoje Radio Andrychów
is however not affiliated with Polskie Radio. The
station can be reached by writing at ul. Krakowska
74, 34-120 Andrychów, Poland or by email.
September 18, 2005)
Genesis from Argentina on 970 AM
A new station broadcasting
in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 970 kHz mediumwave
has been identified as AM 970 Genesis. This unlicensed
station was first identified by Argentinian DXer
Marcelo A. Cornachioni on September 10. Programming
consists of music and segments of Catholic programming
produced by Obispado de Avellaneda-Lanús.
September 11, 2005)
New Orleans radio stations join
forces to cover Katrina aftermath
response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the
radio groups serving New Orleans have come together
to form the United Radio Broadcasters of New Orleans.
The purpose of pooling resources is to provide the
area with the most complete and reliable information
about the ongoing rescue and relief operations. The
radio pool consists of Clear Channel Radio, Entercom
Communications and independent stations KLCL in Lake
Charles (1470 kHz) and KJEF in Jennings (1290 kHz).
Starting September 1, about 15 stations combined programming
and engineering resources to be able to continue live
24/7 coverage of the situation. Station identifications
are heard for "The Big 8-70", WWL on 870
kHz, which provides much of the pooled resources.
WWL can be heard on the internet,
and is also simulcast on shortwave over World Harvest
Radio, based in South Bend, Indiana. A 250-kW transmitter
(WSHB) located in Cypress Creek, SC, is used for the
transmissions. According to WWL, shortwave relays
are heard as follows (times in UTC):
(may be off at 1500-1800 for maintenance)
Two weeks after Katrina had
hit New Orleans, most AM radio stations in the area
were still off the air. According to research done
by Arthur Rymer is Slidell, and posted on Radio-info.com,
the following stations are currently off: 600 WVOG,
690 WTIX, 750 KKNO, 800 WSHO, 830 WFNO, 940 WYLD,
990 WGSO, 1060 WLNO, 1230 WBOK, 1450 WBYU and 1560
WSLA. Also several stations are off the air in Mississippi,
including 1640 WTNI in Biloxi.
September 6, 2005, last updated on September 12)
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