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.

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....

Quote....

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 http://voiceofrussia.com/play/

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:

http://mp3.nexus.org:8000/irn.mp3.m3u

or at:

http://mp3.nexus.org (IRRS / EGR audio link)
Happy listening, and stay tuned !
73s,

Ron Norton
  --
Ron Norton                       NEXUS-Int'l Broadcasting Association
email: reports@nexus.org                         http://www.nexus.org

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

www.kbcradio.eu

Alex & Yeyi A14

PROGRAM           TIME(UTC)FREQUENCY DAYS LANGUAGE TARGET AREA


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

RADIO THAILAND A14 BROADCAST SCHEDULE
EFFECTIVE MARCH 30, 2014 AT 0800 UTC

SORTED BY TIME :

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
SORTED BY LANGUAGE :

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 :


http://rri.ro/en_gb/schedule_valid_from_march_30th_2014-13859



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  :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FgRrl3874U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1UBsQDpK3I 

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

INDIA BOOK OF RECORDS-- MOST PRIZES IN INTERNATIONAL RADIO CONTESTS

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

To,
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,
Faridabad-121003
Ph No. 0129-2510534, 09999436779