Radio Morokulien in Scandinavia on 1584 kHz
Arctic Radio Morokulien is a new short-term radio
station on the Swedish-Norwegian border on 1584
kHz AM. Also 1602 kHz may be used for test broadcasts.
Transmitter power will be about 400 watts. The station
is run by the Arctic Radio Club (ARC) of Sweden
from December 28, 2009, to January 10, 2010. The
station plans to broadcast at the following times:
Dec. 28: 0000-0100
Dec. 28: 1400-1500
Dec. 30: 0900-1000
Jan. 6: 0900-1000
Jan. 10: 1400-1530
Jan. 10: 2100-2300
All times are in Swedish local time, which is one
hour ahead of UTC. Most of the broadcasts will be
in Swedish, but there will be some English content.
The broadcast site on the border is called Peace
Kingdom Morokulien. Arctic Radio Club of Sweden
and the Peace Kingdom Morokulien jointly celebrate
their 50th anniversaries by these broadcasts. ARC
will be publishing more details in its blog.
Reception reports can be sent to Arctic Radio, PO
Box 5050, SE-350 05 Växjö, Sweden, or
Two domestic Swedish postage stamps are required
if a printed QSL card is requested. ARC indicated
that there will be more commemorative broadasts
December 24, 2009)
new in Virginia on 920 AM
WURA is a new AM station licensed to Quantico, Virginia,
close to the nation's capital Washington DC. WURA
operates on 920 kiloherz at a power of 7 kW daytime
(directional to Northeast) and 0.97 kW at nights
(directional to Southeast). Quantico is located
on the Potomac River and is known for its large
Marine Corps base. According to Wikipedia, WURA
was launched on December 13, broadcasting Christmas
music. WURA has not yet been reported heard by DXers,
but local listeners have reported the station on
December 16, 2009)
Community Radio broadcasting on 1521 kHz
the United Kingdom, Flame Christian Community Radio
(CCR) has begun broadcasting on 1521 kHz AM. Flame
CCR is licensed to transmit at a power of 30 watts.
The station was first reported by David Thorpe on
BDXC mailing list. The station can be contacted
or by writing to Flame FM Wirral, PO Box 53, UPTON,
CH49 3WB, United Kingdom.
December 16, 2009)
Missionária launched on shortwave in Brazil
in Brazil a new Christian shortwave station has
begun transmissions. Voz Missionária is located
in Camboriú, in the state of Santa Catarina
in Southern Brazil. Voz Missionária, which
has been heard identifying also as Rádio
Paz no Vale, broadcasts on 5940 kHz in the 49 meter
shortwave band. The station is run by Gideões
Missionários da Última Hora (GMUH).
Voz Missionária can be contacted by writing
to Rua Joaquin Nunes, 244, Caixa Postal 2008, Centro,
Camboriú, Santa Catarina 88340-000, Brazil,
or by phone at +55-47-3404-8721. The station has
been reported heard by several DXers in South America
since the beginning of December.
December 12, 2009)
testing for months before regular shortwave broadcasts
A new Christian shortwave
station has begun test transmissions in Milton,
Florida. WJHR started
test broadcasts in mid-November, and will continue
testing daily on 15550 kilohertz on the 19 meter
band. Tests are conducted at different times between
the timeframe of 1500-2300
UTC (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time), says station
owner Scott Mock in an interview with DXing.info.
Mock hopes to be able to begin regular broadcasts
in March or April 2010, when frequency may be changed
to somewhere around 13.8 MHz. Even during regular
operation, WJHR will continue to broadcast only
during local daytime hours.
WJHR is a Christian
radio station and plans to air programming by fundamentalist
Baptist churches. "Right now I am financing
it myself, but eventually churches will be donating
money to keep it on the air," Mock explains.
Unused airtime will be available for others as well.
"If people want to buy airtime, we'll certainly
sell it," Mock says.
A 50-kilowatt transmitter
and an antenna directed north are located in Milton,
close to Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Mock
says he has had some antenna problems, and is currently
in the process of getting the antenna replaced.
Transmitter power is now around 10 kW, but will
increase to the maximum 50 kW by the time regular
broadcasts begin. There is no studio, and all programming
is pre-recorded. "It's not a fancy operation,
but it gets the job done", Mock describes to
Unlike nearly all
other shortwave broadcast stations, WJHR plans to
transmit only on SSB. Current tests can be heard
on the upper side band (USB). SSB is used because
"it is far more economical and almost everyone
can receive SSB", Mock explains.
Mock says he really
wants to hear from DXers how well the signal is
getting out, and he will be printing QSL cards next
year. Reception reports are welcome by email to
email@example.com or by writing to Radio Station WJHR,
5920 Oak Manor Drive, Milton, FL 32570, USA. DXer
Glenn Hauser in the U.S. was the first to report
hearing WJHR on December 8.
December 12, 2009, edited on Dec 16)
radio CJEU 1670 AM on the air from Québec,
is a Canadian radio station broadcasting French-language
children's programming on 1670 kHz AM. CJEU is licensed
to Gatineau, Québec, next to the capital
Ottawa. The first test transmissions were reported
heard in many parts of North America on December
10. The license is held by Fondation Radio-Enfant,
a non-profit educational agency, and the station
identifies as "Radio Enfant". CJEU operates
24/7 at a power of 1 kilowatt both day and night.
The radio not only aims its programs at children
and youth, but the programs are also made by children
to some extent. The station is located at Atelier
Radio Enfant Inc, Studio de la Maison de la culture,
855 boul de la Gappe pièce 310, Gatineau,
Québec J8T 8H9, Canada. CJEU can also be
contacted by email
or by phone at +1-819-243-6226.
December 12, 2009)
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