* Opening Announcement - 00:00
Welcome to “Wavescan”, international DX program from Adventist World Radio
Researched and written in Indianapolis, produced on cruise ship, Nassau Bahamas
1. NASB Anniversary
2. Publication Review: WRTVHB 2015
3. Japan DX Report
4. Special QSL of the Week SQOTW26: Low Power on Tropical Shortwave
* Theme Music - 00:27
Bahamas: Local music
* NASB Anniversary - 01:09
* Tourism - 05:03
* Music of the World - 06:17
Bahamas: Instrumental & vocal
* Publication Review: WRTVHB 2015 - 08:54
The new 2015 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook again lives up to its high reputation with excellence in printing, detailed current information about radio broadcasting on every country throughout the world all 240 of them, a series of atlas maps in color, interesting and illustrated feature articles, and of course, advertising that presents the latest in the radio world. This new publication contains the same number of pages as last year, 672, and a list of worldwide contributors shows so many well known names, international radio monitors who stand high in the radio world.
Early in this new edition is a bio and photo of Mauno Ritolo in Finland who is listed as the Schedule and Web Editor. This item is followed by articles describing the latest radio receivers and associated equipment.
David Porter in England gives us the 70 year story of the BBC Woofferton with pictures in color; Max van Arnhem in Holland ponders the future of DXing; and David Foster in Australia visits the radio station on Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific. The 13 pages of maps in high gloss color seem to be the same as in the previous 2014 edition.
However, beginning on age 66 and following on for another more than 400 pages, each country is listed in the same familiar style, with the latest information about all mediumwave, FM and shortwave stations in all countries throughout the world, each listed in alphabetic order. The first country in this listing is Afghanistan, and shown are the current mediumwave and FM stations in this tragic wartorn country.
Surprisingly, Alaska is on the air with nearly 50 mediumwave stations and a host of FM stations. There are a dozen local stations on the air in Antarctica; and it takes 33 pages of print to list all of the mediumwave and FM stations in Brazil. Apparently the low power local FM station on Pitcairn Island in the lonely central Pacific is now inactive. However, the maritime station in Monaco 3AC with its daily weather broadcast on shortwave is indeed shown. This station, with its brief daily broadcast, will verify with a QSL card.
Also listed is 8 pages of detailed information about clandestine shortwave broadcasting stations; and also shown are all of the chronohertz stations with their time pips and callsigns. Another listing presents all of the active DX clubs throughout the world.
All shortwave broadcasting stations throughout the world are listed according to frequency, and this makes for quick identification of an unknown station you are hearing on your radio receiver.
As always, the latest edition of the World Radio TV Handbook is a must for every serious international radio monitor. Those who are casual listeners, and those expatriates who want to hear news and music from home, will also find this 2015 edition of the annual volume to be of inestimable value.
Thus, the 2015 edition of the superb World Radio TV Handbook will find its place besides the shortwave receiver on the monitoring desk of a multitude of international radio monitors throughout the world. Our copies come to us from Universal Radio in Reynoldsburg Ohio, and their full page advertisement in color is found on age 21.
We might add, that all 69 editions of the World Radio TV Handbook, from 1947 to the present time, are neatly arranged in two rows of book shelves in the AWR Office in Indianapolis.
* Bandscan -12:43
Jeff White: Nassau, Bahamas
* Japan DX Report - 18:56
* Special QSL of the Week SQOTW26: Low Power on Tropical Shortwave - 24:27
According to international radio monitor Bruce White, who lives on a farm near Karoonda in South Australia, the signal from the low power chronohertz station CHU near Ottawa in Canada seldom reaches so far “downunder”. However, on September 16, 2010, Bruce heard the 3 kW CHU, with its time ticks and announcements in English and French, on his Tecsun 2000 radio receiver. This receiver is equivalent to the Grundig 350.
In due course, Bruce received their standard QSL card which features Sandford Fleming and the presentation of his concept for new international time zones. An accompanying letter from CHU expressed surprise that this tropical band outlet on 3330 kHz should be heard at such a great distance.
* Music of the World - 25:20
Bahamas: Steel Drum Orchestra
* Closing Announcement - 25:32
Thanks for listening to “Wavescan”, international DX program from Adventist World Radio
Researched and written in Indianapolis
1. Tribute to Shortwave WYFR - 14: The Okeechobee Story
2. Australian Shortwave Callsigns VLB
3. Philippine DX Report
4. Special QSL of the Week SQOTW27: Trial Broadcasts for international Emergencies
Several QSL cards available. Send your AWR & KSDA reception reports for Wavescan to the AWR address in Indianapolis; and also to the station your radio is tuned to: WRMI or WWCR or KVOH, or to the AWR relay stations that carry Wavescan. Remember too, you can send a reception report to each of the DX reporters when their segment is on the air here in Wavescan: Japan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Australia & India. They will verify with their own colorful QSL card. Return postage and an address label are always appreciated.
Indiana 46229 USA
Wavescan @ AWR.org
Jeff White, shortwave WRMI
* Music Outrun - 27:17
* Program Ends - 28:55
1. SQOTW28: Special QSL of the Week
No Call Location Land IRM kHz (k)W Year Date Significance QSL NWS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
001 7LA Launceston Tasmania AMP 1100 .1 1961 Nov 6 Emergency transmitter C 282
002 RA Kabul Afghanistan AMP 96.1 .01 1971 Jul 4 Experimental FM C 284
003 VOA Poro Philippines AMP 15000 LP 1984 Feb 19 Malfunctioning exciter L 286
004 TTY Perth Australia AMP 1130 .2 1966 Jun 24 6NM transmitter to 6ED DIYC 287
005 ICPA Kabul Afghanistan AMP 102.8 ½ 1972 Aug 27 Hotel Intercontinental DIYC 289
006 KSFO Frisco California AMP 560 5 1989 Oct 18 Temporary after earthquake C 290
007 RM Havana Cuba AMP 9600 100 1982 Feb 3 Relay Radio Tashkent C 291 008 NILB Central Pacific PH 10800 LP 1968 Dec 23 Apollo Recovery, 1,000 SW L 292
009 AWR Ekala Sri Lanka CG 11800 100 1981 Feb 21 Test broadcasts Africa & ME C 293
010 PJC Willemstad Curacao PH 8694 1 1969 Jan 9 Morse loop C 294
011 AFRTS Adana Turkey AMP 1590 .01 1980 Mar 24 Plane, WL in ft DIYC 295
012 AWR Sines Portugal TD 9670 250 1977 Aug 26 Self-designed AWR card C 296
013 VoM Honhor Mongolia CL 12085 250 2012 Sep 14 Lived in Ulaan Baatar L&C 297
014 CRI Beijing China UQ 21660 2005 Sep 19 Firedrake jammer C 298
015 RM Russia AMP 11875 1984 May 2 Russian jammer, BBC ARS? C 299
016 NBC Pt Moresby New Guinea VL 4890 35 2006 Mar 18 Reduced power C 300
017 RM Murmansk Russia JB 5930 5 1979 Jan 13 Long wait DIYC & L 301 018 RM P’zavodsk Russia JB 5065 5 1979 Jan 21 Long wait DIYC & L 302
019 VLU2 Christmas Is Indian O. AMP 1420 .5 1977 Aug 23 Tried many locations DIYC & L 303 020 XMX Christmas Is Indian O. AMP 341 .1 1977 Aug 28 Airplane reception DIYC 304 021 AIR Pt Blair Andamans JJ 1440 1 1992 Nov 12 Emergency transmission L 305 022 ABC Shepparton Australia TA 6080 100 2011 Feb 4 Emergency transmission C 306 023 ORTB Benin CO SW 1985 Sep 20 Hard to hear, difficult to QSL C 307 024 WQTC Bryan USA-OH AMP 1520 .5 1986 Jul 17 Two words, Bryan Radio DIYC 308
025 AIR Bangalore India MKP 9690 500 2014 Feb 28 Memory of 1st radio broadcast C 309 026 CHU Ottawa Canada BW 3330 3 2010 Sep 16 Low power TSW C&L 310
027 SW 11 Sites Asia TA 2 SW 2014 Jun 5 IRDR Trial Broadcasts C 311
028 TMR Rogaland Norway TD 6210 1970 Jul 8 Jamming against RNI P 312
029 NBC Pt Moresby New Guinea JJ 3925 10 1976 Oct 25 1st report from India C 313 030 VOA Hawaii AMP 314
2. SQOTW28: Special QSL of the Week
Title Call City Country IRM City Country NWS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
Airplane Monitoring AFRS Adana Turkey AMP Airplane Turkey 295
XMX Christmas Is Indian Ocean AMP Airplane Indian Ocean 304
Apollo Recovery NILB USS Arlington Pacific PH Woodland H USA-CA 292
Demonstration Transmitter TTY Perth W Australia AMP Perth Australia 287
Difficult to hear ORTB Benin CO Norrkoping Sweden 307 Earthquake Emergency KSFO San Francisco USA AMP Eugene USA-OR 290
Emergency Transmitter 7LA Launceston Tasmania AMP Launceston Tasmania 282
AIR Port Blair Andaman Is JJ Hyderabad India 305
ABC Shepparton Australia TA Depok Indonesia 306 Experimental FM RA Kabul Afghanistan AMP Kabul Afghanistan 284
First Report: India NBC Port Moresby New Guinea JJ India 313 Jammer: Firedrake CRI Beijing China UQ-S Norrkoping Sweden 298
Rogaland TMR Rogaland Norway TD Rosrath Germany 312
Russian RM Russia AMP Poona India 299
Listener Designed QSL Card AWR Sines Portugal TD Rosrath Germany 296
Long Wait: 11 Years XMX Christmas Is Indian Ocean AMP Airplane Indian Ocean 304
23 Years RM Murmansk Russia JB Lexington USA-MA 301
23 years RM Petrozavodsk Russia JB Lexington USA-MA 302
Low Power CHU Ottawa Canada BW Karoonda S Australia 310
Malfunctioning Exciter VOA Poro Philippines AMP Lahore Pakistan 286
Many Locations VLU2 Christmas Is Indian Ocean AMP Carnarvon Australia 303
Memories: Letter from Home VOM Honhor Mongolia CL Bloomington USA-IN 297
1st Radio Broadcast AIR Bangalore India MKP Kerala India 309
Morse Code Loop PJC Willemstad Curacao PH Woodland H USA-CA 294
Reduced Power NBC Pt Moresby New Guinea VL Naples USA-FL 300
Short Reception Report WQTC Bryan USA-OH AMP Marion USA-IN 308
Tashkent Relay RM Havana Cuba AMP Berrien S USA-MI 291 Test Broadcasts AWR Ekala Sri Lanka CG Nice France 293
IRDR 11 sites Asia TA Depok Indonesia 311
Translation Transmitter ICPA Kabul Afghanistan AMP Kabul Afghanistan 289