Greek station briefly on shortwave in Australia
Symban, a Greek station in Australia, has briefly
transmitted on shortwave. Radio Symban was reportedly
on the air on the frequency of 2368.5 kHz on May
17-20. According to various sources, the transmitter
is located either in Peats Ridge or Peakhurst in
New South Wales, and has a power of 1 kilowatt.
Radio Symban began
broadcasting on the VHF band already in 1997. Its
first broadcast was aired on 151.675 MHz on Sunday,
April 6, 1997, from its studio in Sydney. Later
on the station has expanded to cover much of New
South Wales, with studios also in Newcastle and
Wollongong. Broadcast frequencies are listed as
151.675, 152.425 and 173.325 MHz. You can reach
the station by email,
by calling at (02) 95546060 or by writing to Radio
Symban, 825 New Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park,
New South Wales, 2193, Australia.
Another private Australian
company is also planning to launch shortwave broadcasts.
Double V Shortwave Australia is based in Fairfield,
New South Wales, and intends to broadcast on 3210
May 26, 2008)
AM 1650 new on the Buenos Aires X-band
A new station has been heard broadcasting on the
X-band in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. A
station identifying as "Antares AM 1650"
is believed to broadcast from somewhere in the western
capital region. The first to report the new station
was presumably Swedish DXer Hasse Mattisson on May
14. The station has been observed to use the slogan
"La Emisora de la Familia".
Also, a new Catholic
station from Partido de la Matanza in the capital
region has been observed by Marcelo Cornachioni
on the frequency of 1510 kHz. The name of the station
is not yet known.
has also picked up Radio La Gauchita on 810 kHz,
a new unofficial station from Morón in the
capital region. Telephone number (011) 4489-2024
was announced. Programming consisted of traditional
folk music. Both stations have been reported in
the Conexión blog Últimas Noticias.
May 26, 2008)
Broadcasting Sheffield in the UK launched on 1431
new hospital radio station in the United Kingdom
has begun broadcasting on 1431 kHz mediumwave. Hospital
Broadcasting Sheffield (HBS) has been on the air
for over 30 years, but aired its first AM broadcast
on May 3, 2008. Programming runs 24/7 and consists
of request shows, specialist music shows, live sports
programs and hourly news reports. The low-power
transmitter is meant to cover the Royal Hallamshire
Hospital, the Northern General Hospital and Weston
Park Hospital, in Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
You can contact the station by writing to:
Hospital Broadcasting Sheffield, Royal Hallamshire
Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, England S10 2JF,
or by calling at (0114) 271-271-9. News about HBS
Radio was first published by Sheffield forum website
and by Alan Pennington on BDXC mailing list on May
May 4, 2008)
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