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WRTHmonitor

WRTHmonitor contains news items for the National Radio section of WRTH and other reference items. The updates are posted up to August each year. They consist of selected items supplied to us by our contributors, some other items of interest, and corrections to the previous edition of WRTH. These entries relate to the 2015 edition. For entries relating to the 2014, 2013 and 2012 editions see here.

 

Uploaded 28 August 2015:

FRANCE
R. France MW transmitters are planned to close by the end of 2015 and LW by 2016.

INDIA
AIR Shimla is reported off the air on shortwave 4860 and 6020 kHz.
AIR Delhi 1368 kHz 20 kW is reported transmitting in DRM mode between 0025-1740.

ISRAEL
Galei Tzahal has closed its mediumwave transmitters in June including 756 kHz, which carried their programming lately.

MYANMAR
Thazin R. has moved from 7345 kHz to 9590 kHz between 0930-1330.

NETHERLANDS
R. Maria 675 kHz and NPO R. 5 Nostalgie 747 & 1251 kHz are planned to close in the end of August.

NORTH KOREA
North Korea has changed their time zone from UTC +9h to UTC +8½h, so all sign-ons and sign–offs are half an hour later in UTC.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
NBC seeks funding in 2016 budget for purchasing SW transmission equipment for 4890 and 9675 kHz possibly with 100 kW. In the meantime funding is sought to restart the relay via Broadcast Australia Brandon site used in July during Pacific Games.

Uploaded 25 June 2015:

BRAZIL

R. Integração, Cruzeiro do Sul has reactivated 4765 kHz, but operating irregularly.

R. Marumby is testing on 11725 kHz.

 

CHINA

Xizang PBS Tibetan Service is heard now as follows: 4905 2050-1805, 6130 2050-1805, 7255 2050-0200, 1000-1805, 7385 2052-0200, 1100-1805, 9490 0200-1000, 9500 2050-0200, 1300-1805, 9590 2050-0100, 1100-1805, 11935 0200-1300, 13710 0100-1100. Chinese Service is reported inactive on 5935 kHz.

CNR8 has added Mongolian 2100-0300 13730 kHz, Kazakh 0300-0900 15420 kHz and Korean 0900-1500 17660 kHz.

CNR10 Vo Elderly is carried on 13720 kHz between 1700-1805.

 

DJIBOUTI

All MW & SW transmitters are currently inactive, but expected to return after transmitter site relocation.

 

FIJI ISLANDS

FBC plans to start new transmitters on 558 and 990 kHz.

 

GERMANY

Westdeutscher Rundfunk plans to close both its MW transmitters Langenberg 720 kHz and Bonn 774 kHz in the beginning ofJuly.

Bayerischer Rundfunk plans to close all its remaining 4 MW transmitters on 729 and 801 kHz in the end of September.

 

KOSOVO

549 kHz is reported inactive.

 

SOMALIA

Puntland R. (cf. p. 358) is back on shortwave, testing irregularly with 10 kW AM/U on 13800 kHz 0600-1800 and 6160 kHz 0300-0600, times variable. Email contact address: puntlandradio1@gmail.com .

 

UKRAINE

After carrying R. Ukraine International the 100 kW on 1278 kHz from Petrivka (Odesa) has been carrying lately UR 1st domestic programme between 1700v-2100.

 

YEMEN

All MW & SW transmitters are reported inactive except San’a 711 kHz 0900-1700 and 837 kHz 1700-0900.

 

Uploaded 10 April 2015:

CANARY ISLANDS
COPE Las Palmas is back on 837 kHz, but with lower power.

FINLAND
Westsound Finland, the operator providing relay of R. Gramox (WRTH 2015 p. 194) on 3960 kHz has stopped on that frequency, but plans a new operation on 7230 kHz.

FRANCE
Bretagne 5, Saint-Gouéno plans to start regular transmission on 1593 kHz in June.
France Bleu transmitter on 1278 kHz is planned to close on 1st June.

HAWAII
KEWE, “The Spirit of Maui”, Kahului has started on 1240 kHz with 5 kW.

ISRAEL
756 kHz carries now Galei Tzahal instead of R. Mashreq.

MACAU
R. Vila Verde has closed MW 738 kHz and moved to FM 99.5 MHz.

MARSHALL ISLANDS
Eagle Christian Radio is a new station on 1170 kHz with 5 kW and 99.9 between 1800-1200. MW is operating irregularly.
AFN Kwajalein 1224 kHz has been closed.

MICRONESIA
Joy Family Radio operates also on 1260 kHz with 1 kW in parallel with FM.

MONGOLIA
Mongolian R. is reported inactive on 4830 and 4895 kHz.

PERU
R. Norandina has started in Jaén on 810 kHz.

PHILIPPINES
Life R. has started DWET in Santiago on 1179 kHz with 10 kW.

RWANDA
R. Rwanda has closed 6055 kHz.

SPAIN
COPE Lorca transmitter on 1215 kHz has been closed.

TAIWAN
Voice of Kuanghua is inactive on 9745 kHz, but expected to return after antenna maintenance.

TAJIKISTAN
1143 kHz is reported carrying Tajik R. 1st prgr between 2200-0200.

VENEZUELA
R. Nacional de Venezuela is reported on the following new frequencies and networks: El Informativo: Barinas 580 kHz, Güigüe 650 kHz & Mérida 1560 kHz and Musical: Güigüe 1510 kHz.
The following R. Venezuela network stations are reported off the air: Puerto Ordaz 880 kHz, Acarigua 960 kHz and Barquisimeto 990 kHz.

VIRGIN ISLANDS (USA)
WGIT Charlotte Amalie is reported active on 1690 kHz. Relaying WGOD-FM 97.9 MHz.

Uploaded 6 February 2015:

AUSTRALIA
Rythmos AM, Melbourne Vic operates on 1656 kHz.
Station X, Southport Qld operates on 1692 kHz.
Vintage FM relay via Ozy Radio on 3210 kHz is off the air. Ozy Radio plans to start operation on 5045 kHz.

BRAZIL
R. RB2 has restarted operation on 3 shortwave frequencies: 6040, 9725 and 11935 kHz.

BULGARIA
BNR has closed 261, 747, 864, 963 and 1161 kHz, only 576 kHz remains on the air.

CANADA
CBC French Radio has closed its transmitter CBGA-1 New Carlisle PQ on 540 kHz.
CJSL Estevan SK has completed its move to 1150 kHz from 1280 kHz.

CHINA
CNR Kazakh, Korean and Mongolian services have now extended transmission time, but fewer frequencies:
Kazakh Sce: now as follows: 2355-1200 on 11630 and 12055 kHz, 1200-1805 on 6180 & 9630 kHz.
Korean Sce: 0600-1500 on 5975 and 9785 kHz.
Mongolian Sce: 2055-0600 9610 and 11810 kHz.
Qinghai PBS: has made some SW schedule changes: Chinese 2200-1600 on 6145 and 9780 kHz and Tibetan Sce 2250-1600 on 5990 kHz and 9850 kHz. 4220 and 4750 kHz are off.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Global 760 AM (ex-R. Cordillera), Santo Domingo has restarted on 760 kHz in August 2014; reported on 762.75 kHz.

GERMANY
NDR has closed its 4 MW transmitters on 702, 792, 828 and 972 kHz.

GUYANA
NCN Voice of Guyana has reactivated 3290 kHz with 1 kW.

INDONESIA
RRI Denpasar, Bali has reactivated its 10 kW Pro 4 transmitter on 1206kHz.
RRI Palembang, South Sumatera is inactive on 1287kHz.

IRAN
IRIB provincial stations produce a common programme called “Shabhaye Iran” (Iran nights). It is produced by each studio in turn and broadcast between 2100-2230 via most provincial stations.

IRELAND
RTÉ’s operation on longwave 252 kHz has been extended until 2017.

ITALY
Media Veneta Broadcast has added a transmitter for north Padova province on 1035 kHz.

KAZAKHSTAN
BBC relays on medium wave have stopped.

LIBERIA
ELWA R. reactivated second SW transmitter on 6050 kHz in parallel with 4760 kHz, both 1 kW. But acc. to most recent reports 4760 kHz is off the air.

NEPAL
Radio Nepal’s current web site is radionepal.gov.np .

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
R. Maria 4960 kHz is off the air.
Wantok R. Light is back on 7325 kHz shortwave.

RUSSIA
R. Rossii has closed most of its medium wave transmitters. Only the following transmitters have been reported on the air after 31 January : Matveyevka 936 kHz, Ust-Kan/Ulagan 1350/1353 kHz, Buguruslan 1395 kHz and Turochak/Ust-Koksa 1440 kHz.
R. MTUCI (Zelyoniy glaz) is currently inactive on both 1584 and 25900 kHz, but is looking for a permanent licence and restart is planned during the 2nd half of 2015.
R. Mayak transmitter in Kyzyl on 828 kHz has been closed and FM 103.4 MHz has replaced it.

SOLOMON ISLANDS
SIBC current SW schedule is as follows: 1900-2200 & 0500-1200 on 5020 kHz and 2200-0500 on 9545 kHz.

SPAIN
The following COPE stations have been closed: Cáceres 900 kHz, Astorga & Ciutadella 1134 kHz, Oviedo 1143 kHz, Albacete 1224 kHz and Ciudad Real 1269 kHz.

SUDAN
Sudan Radio has returned to 7200 from 7205 kHz. Also the evening transmission at 1400-1630 & 1930-2100 carries General Sce, not R. Peace any more.

UKRAINE
UR1 is testing with 100 kW on 1278 kHz from Petrivka (Odesa).

VANUATU
R. Vanuatu is operating on 3945 kHz 0000-2400 and 7260 kHz is inactive. Both MW transmitters are reported off the air.



   
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