This is the official page of International Radio Listeners' Friendship & Fraternity Club (IRLFFC) written and maintained by MITUL KANSAL.

The club will give the chance to become friends with listeners and Dxers in other countries. The club will serve as a platform to take part in discussions, dialogue, and exchange opinions with people in various parts of the world. For a while it was like a dream but now it is a reality. By joining together we can do a lot for our planet. For example, help to ensure peace on Earth and save the environment. The main task of our club is to get acquainted with listeners in other countries. I think in a country where you have friends there is no room for enemy. And lastly very important, the members will established and promote friendship, fraternity and mutual understanding among them and it will be a first step to maintain peace on our Earth i.e. our common home.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shortwave Radio Schedules App

One indispensable tool in radio monitoring is a reference book, or as is the case today, a smartphone app for devices using the Android operating system. One such app is Shortwave Radio Schedules developed by Stephen Cooper.
The app conveniently lists the complete schedules compiled by Eibi and AOKI, including almost every known shortwave station currently on air, their times, frequencies and transmitter sites. Best of all, this data can be recalled without an Internet connection should access be unavailable.

dentifying a station is simple and may be done a number ways. One can search a station by name, frequency or time. Additionally, the app uses Google Maps to show the targeted transmission beam of each station. One may even log and record one's observations with this app.

Android users can acquire the app HERE. For non-Android users the schedule can be found on the Internet HERE.

I have used the app on a Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab for nearly four months now, and I find it remarkably stable and useful. I heartily recommend it!!! Thank you, Stephen.
   Source: Shortwave East Asia Dxing 

AM Radios with CONELRAD Symbol

If you grew up in the United States during the Cold War era, you are probably old enough to remember the US Civil Defense (CD) frequencies marked on AM (medium wave) radios. A "CD symbol" with simple white or red triangle highlighted the frequencies 640 kHz and 1240 kHz. These designated frequencies aided listeners in tuning to CONELRAD stations.

CONELRAD Poster                                            Car radio with CD markers

CONELRAD (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation) was a method of emergency broadcasting to Americans in the event of enemy attack during the Cold War. It was intended to serve two purposes: (1) to prevent Soviet bombers from homing in on American cities by using radio or TV stations as beacons, and (2) to provide essential Civil Defense information.

I recall from the 1950s and 1960s -- especially the early 1960s -- radio stations (TV stations too) would occasionally interrupt regular programming and test the Emergency Broadcasting System (EBS). It would begin with the message, "This is a test. For the next sixty seconds, this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test." It was followed by a shrill sound that combined sine waves of 853 and 960 Hz, an interval signal so unpleasant it attracted the collective attention of the public. Decoders at relay stations would sound an alarm, alerting the station operator to the incoming message. After the test an announcer would state, "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been instructed to tune to one of the broadcast stations in your area."
Portable AM radio with symbols

The purpose of the test was to allow the US Federal Communications Commission and broadcasters to verify that EBS tone transmitters and decoders were functioning properly. In addition to the weekly test, test activations of the entire system were conducted periodically for many years. These tests showed that about 80% of broadcast outlets nationwide would carry emergency programming within a period of five minutes when the system was activated. Over the years the message and procedure changed, but essentially the content remained.

Today, you will find no radios with this symbol. It is the relic to a dreadful past, hopefully gone forever.

Source: South East Asia DXing

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Photos of Radio Voice of Russia Hindi Service

World Radio Day Meeting

On 13th of February 2014, a SWL and Ham meeting was organised in Roots- Cafe in the park, Gurgaon. Here are the some of the photos.

B.R. Chalapathi Rao {Senior Director (Retired), All India Radio operating.

First Prize in Sochi Olympic 2014 Contest of Radio Voice of Russia

Meeting with Anil Janvijay, Announcer in Radio Voice of Russia Hindi Service

On 20th of March 2014, I got the opportunity to meet Anil Janvijay who was in New Delhi to give me the prize which I won in Radio Voice of Russia Sochi Olympic Contest.

Manthan Quiz Prize

Samsung Cromebook Laptop which I won in DW Hindi Manthan Quiz 


I got this SLBC QSL card after almost two years of sending a reception report. Mr. D. Weeratunga (Deputy Director General, SLBC) verified it.

Prize won in Radio Taiwan International Contest

Shoista Kadirova, Radio Tashkent Hindi announcer in the studio preparing the program.

WRTH: World Radio TV Handbook

My father's copy of WRTH 2003 which he won in the contest  ADXC Quiz 2013.

KBC Radio to stay on 7375 for A14

Latest News !!
The Mighty KBC is not moving to 9925 kHz, but staying on 7375 Khz till May. This is only for our broadcasts to the USA, Canada and South America. Please spread the word.

(This show is recorded, so we are mentioning the wrong frequency).

Kind regards,
Eric van Willegen

Friday, April 11, 2014

Winners of the Contest “From the ‘Wine Route’ to the ‘Princes’ Route’”

Winners of the Contest “From the ‘Wine Route’ to the ‘Princes’ Route’”

Dear friends, Dear friends, Radio Romania International invited you to participate, until March 15, 2014, in a prize-wining contest called “From the ‘Wine Route’ to the ‘Princes’ Route”. The contest was devoted to the Prahova Valley, in southern Romania. We were happy to see that so many of you took part in the contest and that 606 RRI listeners sent in correct answers to our questions! Thank you for participating in RRI’s contest devoted to the Prahova Valley and we kindly invite you to participate in other contests RRI will organize in the future.

The Grand Prize is a 9-day (8-night) trip for two, with full board between September 1st and 9th, 2014 in Prahova County. The winners will have the chance to cover the tourist routes that inspired this contest and to visit the cultural, tourist and historical attractions of the area. The contest was sponsored by Hotel Cautis, from Azuga, and by SC Elena Cabana Varful Ciucas SRL. The contest partners were the Prahova County Council and the Prahova Country Center for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture.

By tuning in to RRI and by visiting our website and RRI’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr profiles, you found the answers to our new contest. The contest came to an end on March 15th 2014, mailing date. Before announcing the winners, we remind you the questions:
·        What tourist promotion programs are being run in Prahova County?
·        What is the seat of Prahova County?
·        Which famous winegrowing area in Europe is likened to the Dealu Mare Vineyard?
·        What are the main natural resources of Prahova County?

Now time to announce the winners.

We have 25 honorable mentions for the listeners of RRI’s programs and Internet users, some of which will go to the following listeners: Grant Skinner, from the UK, Henk Poortvliet of the Netherlands, Sunil Dhungana of Nepal, Nasir Aziz from Pakistan, Mogire Machuki from Kenya, Amela Omerspahic from Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Syed Mohib Ali Shah and Syeda Mahnoor Khizar from Pakistan, Yuri Savrilov of Tajikistan, Alexei Gatzura of Belarus, Abdel Karim Ahmad Ali Al-Mabrouk of Libya, Abdelilah Boubchir of Algeria, Mohamad Taher Amri of Tunisia, Adrian Micallef, Luigi Arianiello, Silvia Spacciante, Alessandra Bedendo and Antonella Zappalà of Italy, Shan Jinhai, He Xige, Li Xue and Wu Xuan of China, Alexis Rocas Ramírez, Venezuela, José Luis Corcuera of Spain, Iván Alain Quispe Vargas of Bolivia.

There are 20 3rd prizes, which will go to the following listeners: Keith A. Simmonds, from the UK, Mustapha Oluwatoyin Hassan from Nigeria, Mike Caden and John Rutledge, both from the United States, Rana Dewan Rafiqul Islam of Bangladesh and also Rajendra Kumar and Mitul Kansal, both from India. Naghmouchi Nouari, and Boumechaal Farid of Algeria, Kharifi Abdelhamid of Morocco, Hubert Smykalla, of Germany, Svetlana Shpakovskaya of Belarus, Ben Amer Laid of Algeria, Mohamed Sayyed Abderahim of Egypt, Daniela Verdelli and Mario Chiesa of Italy, Fred Lu and Kang Wenxuan of China, Vicent Marí Mauricio of Spain, Roberto Carlos Álvarez Galloso of the US.

We also have 20 2nd prizes. The lucky winners of them are: Mick Edwards and Roger Tidy, both from the UK, Andrew Naylor and Harold Woering, both from the US, Thein Soe of Malaysia and Hamad Kiani of Pakistan, Ivana Mihailovic of Serbia, Rodica Iancu of Bucharest-Romania, Volodimir Gudzenko of Russia, Bekkai Jamila of Morocco, Bezazel Ferhat of Algeria, Nicolai Prigodici of Belarus, Tarek Laidi of Algeria, Abdel Kader Hasan Abdel Kader of Egypt, Fabio Mazzucchelli and  Raffaele Ponticelli of Italy, Liu Xiaofeng and Cui Shaozheng of China, Miguel Ramón Bauset of Spain, Adervall Lima Gómez of Brasil.

Here is what Mick Edwards wrote: “My family and I visited Romania 4 years ago. On the first part of our holiday, we travelled from Bucharest to Brasov, via Ploiesti, Câmpina and Sinaia, and the memories still resonate. Your country captivated and enthralled me. The scenery and small villages excited me, and the people and welcome we received was second to none. We want to come back to explore more of your customs and culture. I have listened to RRI for many years, and now that I have retired, I can listen to your broadcasts nearly every day, sometimes, more than once a day. Not only are your programmes informative and interesting, they also entertain, and an excellent way to promote tourism.”

Mr Hamad Kiani, from Pakistan, wrote the following: “I have always had a fascination for Eastern European countries and especially Romania. Romania reminds me of rich cultural and social history since I was a child collecting stamps of various countries. I have those stamps still with me with the Romanian Post inscribed on it. I really want to visit this amazing and beautiful country.”

We have 8 1st Prizes for the RRI listeners: Muralidhar M. of India, a faithful listener to the English Section’s programmes, Zoran Vrucinic of Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Romanian Marin Gherman of Cernauti/Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Christian Canoen of France, Klaus Karusseit of Sweden, Anna Mahjar–Barducci of Italy, Zhou Fei of  China, David Iurescia of Argentina.

Mr Muralidhar M. wrote: “In Azuga I would like to get ski lessons from some of the best ski instructors. I would also like to visit the Rhein wine cellar, see the entire process of making sparkling wine, stage by stage, and have the possibility to take part in wine tasting sessions! Another thing I would like to do is go skiing in the best-known ski resorts on the Prahova Valley namely Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga and Predeal. Rejuvenating the body, mind and soul at the spa resort in Breaza and get the benefit of psychotherapy, acupuncture, electrotherapy, treatments with medicinal herbs and plant-based supplements is something I would enjoy very much. On the 'The Fruit Route' I would learn about the tradition of fruit growing in Prahova while in Valenii de Munte I would savour homemade fruit brandy and preserves made from fresh and tasty plums and apples. Taking 'The Princes Route' would help me learn more about the rulers Vlad the Impaler, Michael the Bra ve and Matthew Basarab. “

There are 10 Special Prizes for the following RRI listeners and Internet users: Ivana Janjic and Volodimir Koval from Ukraine, Jean-Michel Lacroix of France, Philippe Sonnet from Belgium, Marcel Goerke from Germany, Aleksandr Abramov of Russia, Idriss Bououdina of Marocco, Li Ming of China, Aylton Jose Cordeiro Gama of Brazil, and Tim Watson from the United Sates.

We thank all those who answered the questions and who took the time to motivate their decision to participate in our contest.

Now it’s time to announce the winner of the Grand Prize. He took part in the contest, gave the correct answers and won a 9-day trip for 2 with full board between September 1st and 9th, 2014 in Prahova County:  Juan Antonio Casillas Ascencio from Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. He will come to Romania accompanied by his sister, Alejandra del Carmen Casillas Ascencio. Congratulations Juan! See you in September!

Here is how Juan Antonio Casillas Ascencio motivated his participation in the contest, we quote: “I love listening to the radio on the SW, it’s something I’ve been doing ever since I was a child. I took this wonderful hobby from my father, as a great way of getting to learn new things. I’m 24 now and I’ve noticed, with a lot of regret, that many radio stations suspended their broadcast on short-wave. This is the reason why I’m such a faithful listener to Radio Romania International. Signal is very strong and your programmes in Spanish are fabulous. Although I could listen to the radio online, I continue to use my short-wave radio. I enjoy listening to the programmes of interesting countries, such as Romania, that address Latin American countries and want to diffuse their culture through the means of the Spanish language. I wanted to participate in this contest in order to fulfil my dream of visiting the country where my favourite radio s tation is located, getting to know it better and express my gratitude for the programmes that RRI broadcasts for us, Mexicans, and which help us learn so much about Romania.”

The prizes will be sent by post in the next few weeks. Please confirm reception of the prize and its content by mail, fax or e-mail. Thank you once again for participating in RRI’s contest devoted to the Prahova County and we kindly invite you to participate in other contests run by RRI in the future.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Icom Inc. Celebrates 50 Years of Two-Way Radio and Wireless Communication Solutions

Icom Incorporated, parent company of Icom America Inc., enters its 50th year in the wireless communications industry in April 2014. The company is a respected manufacturer and industry leader of two-way radio. Icom’s current product line serves amateur (ham radio), avionics, marine and land mobile markets. The company spearheads digital technology such as D-STAR and the Icom Advanced Digital System known as IDAS™.

"In Japan, it is often said that the average company life is 30 years. Both Icom and Icom America have exceeded this average," says Icom Founder and Chairman Tokuzo Inoue. Icom maintains its longevity by adapting to changing markets and developing technology that’s embraced by the industries it serves. "We have done this by working together to bring innovation to the market with hard work, cooperation and creativity," adds Inoue.

Icom was founded in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue and was officially incorporated in 1964. Although the company has an international presence in over 80 countries, the company’s head office and factory facilities are located exclusively in Japan. Icom’s design and manufacturing processes are ISO9001/ISO9002 and ISO14001 certified, and Icom radios meet MIL-STD 810 specifications. Icom is the first Japanese company to supply radios to the United States Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Icom established its U.S. subsidiary, Icom America, in 1979 to serve North American and Latin American markets. Icom America, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, has led the migration of 6.25 kHz digital technology for land mobile radio industry users. The company will help promote Icom Inc.'s newest endeavor, an IP Advanced Radio System. This scalable solution is capable of full duplex communication over a wireless LAN and IP networks. System equipment includes Icom's new IP100H license-free radio, an IP controller and remote communicator. "It will be a new key product category for Icom," says Inoue.

Visit Icom America’s website for a complete product listing –

For information on Icom Inc., visit the company's global site at

(Press Release)

International SW Disaster Test

April 2, 2014 - Members of the shortwave listening community can pencil in their logbooks an extremely exciting upcoming date. On June 4-5, 2014, listeners can attempt to log an international test being organized by the High Frequency Coordination Commission of the International Radio for Disaster Relief project.

During these dates, the IRDR will be tested on the shortwave bands at the Media Summit on Climate Change, Information and Communication Technologies, and Disaster Risk Reduction in Jakarta, Indonesia. The IRDR will simulate a major disaster occurring in Southeast Asia, and multiple international broadcasters will be cooperating to support coordinated humanitarian coverage for the impacted region.

Mr. Oldrich Cip of the HFCC graciously confirmed to that the roster of broadcaster participants is being organized, and there could well be QSL opportunities for this historic occasion via those outlets.

Click here for a new Fact Sheet about the relevancy of shortwave broadcasting and the IRDR from the HFCC.

Click here my thoughts on how shortwave radio can cross the digital divide, literacy divide, and disaster divide. This piece recently ran on the web site of InterAction--a coalition of 300 international NGOs.

I'm going to be closely following this event as it gets closer. I'm very excited about what this test could mean for the evolution of humanitarian applications in the world of shortwave broadcasting.

If you'd like to receive additional updates, feel free to sign up for the Relief Analysis Radio newsletter in the box on the right--I'd be delighted to connect with you.

Mehmet Burk

Source :

Sunday, April 6, 2014

SW Radio Africa reduces shortwave broadcasts

From the SW Radio Africa website...

We have an important announcement for our listeners on shortwave. Starting Tuesday 1st April we will be reducing our shortwave broadcasts to one hour a day. There will also be no shortwave broadcasts at the weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our full two hours of programming will still be available via our website and also on Channel Zim, available through free to air TV decoders.

Our broadcasts via Channel Zim are 5 – 7am and 7 – 9pm.
Our live 2 hours of programming via our website remains 7 – 9pm and podcasts of all our programs are available 24 hours a day. Our shortwave broadcasts, starting Tuesday 1st April, will be one hour 7 – 8pm, available Monday – Friday. All times quoted are Zim times and…………thanks for listening.

Source :

SW Radio Africa A14 schedule 1700-1800 UTC on 4880 kHz (100 kW)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CRI A14 Shortwave frequencies

By clicking the links, you'll find the relevant frequencies for your listening convenicence in 2014.
Africa :
The South Pacific :
Best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
English Service
China Radio International

Why radio is still the best medium

My earliest media memories are of lying in bed in the dark, around age seven, listening to...what else?...the Beatles on my transistor radio. I’m bereft without the radio.

Caitlin Kelly on why Radio is still the best medium ...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Empty Parcel... Radio Stolen??

Today I got this parcel. I was expecting my prize (a Radio) which I won in ADXC QUIZ 2013. But the saddest thing is that when I opened the parcel...It was empty totally. There was no radio, no adopter or anything related to that in the packet. There was no sign of theft as the parcel is very well packed. This is the first time I got an empty parcel. But the most important I lost my prize which I won with lot of efforts.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Voice of Russia to close down shortwave broadcasts by 1st April, 2014

After several online stories & predictions about closure of shortwave services by Voice of Russia received this official response today....


Dear Mr Gupta,

This is just a short message to thank you for your letter and let you know that the Voice of Russia is closing shortwave broadcasts as of April 1st. Our programs will be available online at

We hope you will stay with the Voice of Russia and hope to hear from you soon again.

Sincerely yours,

Elena Osipova
Letters Department
World Service
Voice of Russia

BBC World Service changes satellite frequency in south and south east Asia

The World Service is currently changing the frequency of its satellite distribution to south and south east Asia on the Apstar 7 satellite. The new frequency is 4,088.9Mhz. World Service partners across Asia will notice their receivers being re-tuned over the next couple of weeks. Our audience should not notice any significant break in service. The process is planned to be completed by mid April 2014.

This change is necessary to avoid interference from a new satellite that is shortly entering service in an adjacent orbital position. Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution for BBC Global News, said: "The situation reflects the high demand for spectrum to support satellite operations. It comes at a time when the international regulatory bodies are under pressure to release the same spectrum for future mobile communications applications. We are actively supporting work by the satellite industry and others to protect the use of this part of the spectrum which is of vital importance to the international media industry."

(BBC Press Office)

Radio Caroline (1964-2014) 50th anniversary on IRRS-Shortwave

It's with great pleasure that we announce a special program on IRRS-Shortwave and Medium Wave produced by NEXUS International Public Access (IPAR) member "16 Gwendoline Street" on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Radio Caroline.
This is the schedule of 16 Gwendoline Street and its special sixty minute program on Radio Caroline's on the air on March 28-29, 2014 on IRRS-Shortwave and Medium Wave frequencies:

Fri March 28, 2014:
19:00 UTC / 20:00 UTC on 7120 Shortwave & 1368 kHz Medium Wave
22:00 UTC / 23:00 CET on 1368 kHz Medium Wave

Saturday 29 March, 2014:
00:30 CET (23:30 UTC on previous day) on 1368 kHz Medium Wave
06:30 CET / 05:30 UTC on 1368 kHz Medium Wave
10:00 CET / 09:00 UTC on 9510 kHz Shortwave &1368 kHz Medium Wave
22:30 CET / 21:30 UTC on 1368 kHz Medium Wave

Audio will be also available on streaming at:

or at: (IRRS / EGR audio link)
Happy listening, and stay tuned !

Ron Norton
Ron Norton                       NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association

KBC Radio to stay on 7375 for A14

Latest News !!
The Mighty KBC is not moving to 9925 kHz, but staying on 7375 Khz till May. This is only for our broadcasts to the USA, Canada and South America. Please spread the word.

(This show is recorded, so we are mentioning the wrong frequency).

Kind regards,
Eric van Willegen

Alex & Yeyi A14


Radio Miraya       0300-0600 11560 mtwtfss Arab/Engl Africa
Denge Kurdistan    0300-1900 11510 mtwtfss Kurdish   Middle East
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo   1130-1200 11570 mtwtfss Hmong     Asia
Que Me             1200-1230 9930  ----f-- Vietnamese Asia
The Khmer Post Radio 1200-1300 9960 mtwtfss Khmer    Asia
Radio Xoriyo       1600-1630 17870 m---f-- Somali    Africa
Oromo Voice        1600-1630 17850 m-w--s- Oromo     Africa
Radio Inyabutatu   1600-1700 17870 -----s- Kinyarwanda Africa
Radio Hilaac       1700-1730 15180 mtwt-ss Somali    Africa
ESAT Radio         1700-1800 15370 mtwtfss Amharic   Africa
Radio Assenna      1700-1800 15245 m--t-s- Tigrinya  Africa
Eritrean Forum     1700-1800 15245 -t--f-s Tigrinya  Africa
Eritrean Forum     1700-1800 15245 --w---- Arabic    Africa
Eritrean Forum     1800-1900 15245 -----s- Arabic    Africa
BBN Radio          1900-1930 15150 ----fss Amharic   Africa
Suab Xaa Moo Zoo   2230-2300 7530  mtwtfss Hmong     Asia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Radio Thailand A14



TIME (UTC)          LANGUAGE          FREQUENCY (KHz)
0000‑0030           ENGLISH             15590
0030‑0100           ENGLISH             15590
0100‑0200           THAI                15590
0200‑0230           ENGLISH             15590
0230‑0330           THAI                15590
0530‑0600           ENGLISH             17640
1000-1100           THAI                17770
1100‑1115           VIETNAMESE          5875
1115‑1130           KHMER               5875
1130‑1145           LAO                 5875
1145‑1200           BURMESE             5875
1200‑1215           MALAYSIAN           9390
1230‑1300           ENGLISH             9390
1300‑1315           JAPANESE            9390
1315‑1330           MANDARIN            9390
1330‑1400           THAI                9390
1400‑1430           ENGLISH             9390
1800‑1900           THAI                9390
1900‑2000           ENGLISH             9390
2000‑2015           GERMAN              9390
2030‑2045           ENGLISH             9390
2045‑2115           THAI                9390

TIME (UTC)          LANGUAGE          FREQUENCY (KHz)
1145‑1200           BURMESE             5875
0000‑0030           ENGLISH             15590
0030‑0100           ENGLISH             15590
0200‑0230           ENGLISH             15590
0530‑0600           ENGLISH             17640
1230‑1300           ENGLISH             9390
1400‑1430           ENGLISH             9390
1900‑2000           ENGLISH             9390
2030‑2045           ENGLISH             9390
2000‑2015           GERMAN              9390
1300‑1315           JAPANESE            9390
1115‑1130           KHMER               5875
1130‑1145           LAO                 5875
1200‑1215           MALAYSIAN           9390
1315‑1330           MANDARIN            9390
0100‑0200           THAI                15590
0230‑0330           THAI                15590
1000-1100           THAI                17770
1330‑1400           THAI                9390
1800‑1900           THAI                9390
2045‑2115           THAI                9390
1100‑1115           VIETNAMESE          5875

(Source : Radio Thailand)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Radio Romania resumes english broadcast in DRM mode for India

Radio Romania International has resumed it's DRM transmission in English for India during A14 season (effective 30th March 2014), schedule as following :

0300 – 0400 UTC on 11825 kHz (analog) & 15220 kHz (DRM)

RRI English A14 schedule is available online at :

Radio Romania International had introduced its English language broadcast in DRM mode for India during A12 season, here are couple of video's from RRI English transmission in DRM mode towards India logged during 2012  : 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anil Janvijay will be in New Delhi on 20th of March 2014

Anil Janvijay, Announcer in Radio Voice of Russia Hindi Service will be in Delhi on 20th of March 2014 to give me the prize which I won in a contest. We are planning to meet at Connaught Place at around 3:00 PM. 
Let me know if anybody want to join us.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


I am feeling thrilled and delighted on creating a new national record in India Book of Records for “MOST PRIZES IN INTERNATIONAL RADIO CONTESTS”.

Here is the letter I got from India Book of Records.

Date: February 19, 2014

Mitul Kansal
Kurukshetra, Haryana

Congratulations! You had successfully created a new national record for 'Most Prizes In International
Radio Contests' and it has been accepted in India Book of Records. Your record will be considered for
inclusion in the future India Book of Records publications (matter of the record is subject to change without
any change in fixed entities like name, place, and facts and figures).

The details of your achievement have been entered into our records database as follows:

Being a shortwave listener, Mitul Kansal (born on July 25, 1990) of Kurukshetra, Haryana, won 79 Radio
prizes in the international contests of radio stations like Voice of Russia, KBS, Radio France International
etc., from 2004 till 2013.

Yours Sincerely,
Anupama Sharma
(Records Management Team)
India Book of Records
B-121, 2nd Floor, Green Field Colony,
Ph No. 0129-2510534, 09999436779

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AIR Mangalore gears up for DRM transmissions

Wave of change to hit AIR Mangalore

Ashwani Kumar N K R, Mangalore, Feb 24, 2014, DHNS:

Radio lovers in the nooks and corners of Dakshina Kannada and neighboring districts will no more encounter hisses and buzzes in Akashvani, Mangalore programmes, on Medium Wave. All India Radio, Mangalore, will air its waves in digital mode too, and listeners will be able to receive crystal clear sound even in moving vehicles and remote areas, soon.

More at :

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AIR Kolkata 'A' now on additional frequencies with better coverage

Prasar Bharati ad that apperead in 8th March,2014 edition of The Telegraph, Kolkata

All India Radio, Kolkata 'A' channel on 657 kHz is now available on additional frequencies via newly installed transmitter at AIR Chinsurah.

Schedule :
5.55 am - 3.00 pm (0025 - 0930 UTC) on  594 kHz
5.00 pm - 11.15 pm (1130 - 1745 UTC) on 1134 kHz

Source: Radioactivity blog

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thomson Broadcast reaches agreement with Continental Electronics Corporation

Thomson Broadcast, a worldwide leader in television and radio transmission solutions serving civil and defense broadcast markets announced after a strong 2013 year of growth and a great 2014 beginning, has reached an agreement  with Continental Electronics Corporation to offer Continental’s short-wave transmitters to select Thomson Broadcast customers.

After a successful 2013 year with key deals signed in Israel and Russia and a new 2014 off to a flying start, Thomson Broadcast continues to grow and now expands its reach through an agreement with Continental Electronics Corporation. This teaming of capabilities adds complementary short-wave radio transmitter portfolio to Thomson’s broad transmission solutions.

“Continental Electronics reputation of designing and manufacturing short-wave custom RF solutions builds great synergy with our outstanding expertise in medium- and long-wave turnkey radio transmission solutions.” said Pascal Veillat the President of Thomson Broadcast.

Michael Rosso, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Continental Electronics echoes Veillat’s enthusiasm.  “Thomson will now be able to continue to offer short-wave transmission solutions in markets where they traditionally had a much stronger presence. This will truly provide an added benefit to both our companies.”

Thomson Broadcast will exhibit at NAB 2014 show on booth SU 7111, South hall (upper) on the French Pavillon. Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its high-power Futhura TV Transmitter series for drastic energy savings and long-term reliability benefiting from latest Thomson innovation. Futhura series offers in a single cabinet up to 11.6 kW rms. Its leading edge design is constantly being improved to offer unique advanced features including Peak Average Power Ration – PAPR- for tone reservation and unique Digital Adaptive Pre-correction for automatic real-time linear and non-linear pre-corrections. As a reference in the medium-power TV transmitter market, Elite 100 GreenPower range will be presented and its outstanding benefits demonstrated. Its modular design and easy maintenance procedures allow any network extension under any conditions. For both series, outstanding quality, stability and reliability are guaranteed thanks to in-house manufacturing and unique engineering services.

These innovative solutions will be demonstrated alongside the company’s leading range of medium- and long- wave radio transmitter S7HP. The S7HP is the reference with the largest worldwide installed base. Thomson Broadcast is recognized as the leader offering a unique DRM turnkey system solution.

More information about Thomson Broadcast and its products is available at or by phone at +33 1 34 90 31 00.


Founded in 1946, Dallas-based Continental Electronics is a global leader in broadcast transmitter equipment. It is the foremost supplier of advanced high-power RF transmission technology and the world’s most experienced designer and builder of the highest power RF equipment, providing a full range of products for scientific, military, and broadcast applications. Continental Electronics’ products are used in more than 100 countries around the world.

For more information about Continental Electronics, visit the company’s website at  or call +1-214-381-7161 or USA toll free 1-800-733-5011.


Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and state-of-the-art products for scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, THOMSON Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs. In 2013 Thomson Broadcast was acquired by Arelis Group, a French industrial group mainly involved in military and professional activities. As part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters

Information about products from THOMSON Broadcast is available at


Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiales), Arelis is also actively supported by French Ministry of defense (MOD) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the fields of RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing.

(Press Release)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

ADXC DX Quiz Results 2013

ADXC just announced the results of DX Quiz 2013. Here is the list.

 Indian Winners and Runners
1.     Alagiriswamy, Coimbatore – WRTH 2014 sponsored by World Radio TV Handbook, UK.
2.     Vijay Krishna Bhat.D, Puttur – COBY World Band analogue receiver by Radio Free Asia, USA.
3.     Mitul Kansal, Haryana – Kchibo KK-C37 PLL Receiver by China Radio International, China.
4.     Sabareeshwaran, Tirupur – WRTH 2013 Sponsored by Ohtake Toshi (JSWC), Japan.
5.     Prithwiraj Purkayastha, Assam – WRTH archive CD ROM by ADDX, Germany.
6.     Sakthivel.S, Thasappa Koundan Puthur, Erode - Kchibo PLL Receiver by China Radio International
7.     Ganesan.M, Goa – Kchibo PLL Receiver by China Radio International, China.
8.     Ashok Kumar, Haryana – WRTH collector’s edition by T.Elampooranan, Chennai.
9.     Neelaveni Sivaraj.N, Idappadi, Selam – Let’s Learn Chinese through Tamil, (6 Books+ 1 DVD) China Radio International, China.
10.   Shanmugam.N.T., Thasappa Koundan Puthur, Erode – Radio France International cap + DW Pendrive by RFI, DW, Germany.
11.   Muralidhar.M, Bangalore – ADXL-DL T-shirt, RMRC Aktuel Magazine by ADXL, Germany.
12.   Muhammad Shamim, Tiruvananthapuram – RMRC Collectors QSL calendar + DRM logo Pen by RMRC club, Germany, DRM Consortium, UK.
13.   Vetrivel raj.S, Idappadi, Selam – DW Pen drive by DW radio, Germany.
14.   Shanmugasundaram.S, Madurai – Passport to World Band Radio collector’s edition by Japan Premium, Japan.
15.   Sivaraj.K.C, Idappadi, Selam – DW T-shirt + DW Pennant by DW radio, Germany.
16.   Santhosh Raj.S, Idappadi, Selam – RFA Diary + Stick pad by RFA, USA, DW, Germany.
17.   Sekar.P.S, Thalainayar, TN – DW big Note book + Long wire antenna by DW radio Germany, CRI, China.
18.   Sudarshan.S, Thasappa Koundan Puthur, Erode – DW Note book by DW radio, Germany.
19.   Vedamoorthi.S, Sivakasi – DW Cube game + DW Bag by DW radio, Germany.
20.   Raju.K.M, Andarasan Patti, Dindigul – DW Rummy cards, Stick pad, RMRC Pen.
21.   Bedant Das, Assam – DW Memory game + DW Pen by DW radio, Germany.
22.   Mohanmed Ilyas, Hubli – DW Cube game + DW Bag by DW radio, Germany.
23.   Kathiresan.P, Madurai – DW Cube game by DW radio, Germany.
24.   Breshneve.K, Tirunelveli – DW Cube game by DW radio, Germany.
25.   Boopathi.M.C, Erode – DW Note Book by DW radio, Germany.
26.   Porunai Balu, Tirunelveli – RFA Diary + RMRC Pen + DW Pennant by RFA, RMRC and DW.
27.   Subramanian.A.M, Neyveli – DW writing pads + DW Pen by DW radio, Germany.
28.   Kumaran.V.S, Cuddalore – DW Diary + DW Pen by DW radio, Germany.

International winners

29.   Matthias Martin, Germany – British DX Club B13 Booklet by BDXC, UK + Art of Radiospecial card by Radio Heritage, New Zealand.
30.   Kurt Enders, Germany – Domestic broadcasting Survey by DSWCI, Denmark + Art of Radio special card by Radio Heritage, New Zealand.
31.   Patrick Robic, Austria – British DX Club Communication Magazine by BDXC, UK + Art of Radio special card by Radio Heritage, New Zealand.
32.   Christian Ghibauda, France – EMWC’s Medium Wave Guide by EMS, Germany + Art of Radio special card by Radio Heritage, New Zealand.
33.   Rudolf Sonntag, Germany – EMWC’s Medium Wave Guide by EMS, Germany + DW Radio Pennant by DW Radio.
34.   Stefan Druschke, Germany – Soft copy of One Year Dxers Guide by ADXC, India.
35.    Andreas Muecklich, Germany – Soft copy of One Year Dxers Guide by ADXC, India.
36.   Kalaus Kohler, Germany – Soft copy of One Year Dxers Guide by ADXC, India.
37.   Werner Reimers, Germany – Soft copy of One Year Dxers Guide by ADXC, India.
38.   Arnold Heiles, Luxembourg – ADXC Special QSL card.
39.   Jose Roberto Da Silva Cunha, Brazil – ADXC Special QSL card**.

*All the entries received the Gyanvani Pennant, AIR 75th anniversary pennant, Special QSL, Special First Day cover, Sticker, Calendar, Ardic DX Club sticker.
** Entry fee were not send.

Once again, we acknowledge with appreciation the many entries in this year come from different parts of the world. Thank you for participating, and we trust that you enjoyed participating as much as we did in perusing all of the interesting entries. All entries will be acknowledged through the post, and all reception reports will be verified, though it will take time, to process them all.