Monthly Archives: October 2013

How The Shortwave Bands Looked in 1929


Thanks to Bill Marsh for this article:


AOKI B13 Schedules Now Out


Solomon Islands Reactivates 31mb

SIBC logo

SIBC logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This from Martin Hadlow:

Dear friends,
I am advised that the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) has re-activated its daytime transmitter operating on 9545 kHz. The transmitter has been off-air for sometime, due to technical and other problems. It now operates 0900-1600 (Solomon Islands time). I’m sure they would welcome e-mails letting them know if the signal is getting out widely.
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Dudley Carter – Tribute


New article thanks to Bill Marsh Jnr:

The Rise and Decline of AM Radio

Westinghouse Electric Company logo

Westinghouse Electric Company logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This interesting article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette chronicles AM radio… which seems to have started with a bet!

Thanks to Bill Smith from Iowa for sending in this link.



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Broadcasting’s Forgotten Father


Thanks to Paul Rawdon for posting the following on the DX Dialog user-group:

This is the 1995 PBS Documentary, “Broadcasting’s Forgotten Father, the Charles Herrold Story.” It was written, produced, directed and narrated by Mike Adams. Mike’s film students at San Jose State University participated in the production. The 1909 Herrold station became KQW and today it is KCBS in San Francisco, now over 100 years old.

“The Story of AFN”

Thanks to Paul Rawdon for posting the following on the DX Dialog user-group:


From 1963: For twenty years one of the United States’ largest radio networks has been broadcasting news – information -music – sports – and dramatic programs to an estimated audience of twenty million – yet has never been heard in the United States. The American Forces Network, Europe (known to its audience as AFN) has served the military community in Europe since it began broadcasting from a basement studio in London, England, on July 4, 1943. This year marks its twentieth anniversary of broadcast operations. THE BIG PICTURE captures on film the sight and sound of this unique radio network as it goes about its daily business. Filmed in Frankfurt – Berlin – Munich and Orleans, France – “The Story of AFN” is informative and entertaining.

ILR Audio Video Montage Online

Logo used by the Independent Broadcasting Auth...

Logo used by the Independent Broadcasting Authority for promoting Independent Local Radio services in the 1980s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanks to Paul, Rawdon for posting the following on the DX Dialog reflector:

Hat-tip to Mike Barraclough for sharing a link to this audio/video montage on the BBC website celebrating the 40th anniversary of Independent Local Radio (ILR) with air check clips from stations across the country.

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Analogue Radio Days Numbered


Thanks to Andy Gardner for posting the following link on the DX Dialog reflector:

Commercial stations and the BBC expected to confirm the switchover to digital services, 40 years after Britain’s first independent station opened.

Here’s the story from the Independent’s website.

New Cuban Shortwave Station


Thanks to Bryan Clark for posting the following to the DX Dialog reflector:

While listening to Arnie Coro on “DXers Unlimited” via Radio Havana Cuba
on 5040kHz at 0520 UTC, he gave details of a new Cuban experimental
shortwave operation starting Tuesday 1 October.
Radio Progreso, Programa Nacional will operate with 50kw on 4765kHz from
0030 till 0400 UTC.
This means 3 shortwave operations from Cuba on 60 metres – the 100kw
sender on 5040 that RHC uses for English to 0600 UTC, the 50kw Radio
Rebelde on 5025 which I think is 24 hours, and the new Radio Progreso on
4765, also with 50kw.
If we’re lucky 4765 might squeak into NZ just before signoff at 0400 but
it may be a bit early I fear – will let you know tomorrow (or maybe
Wednesday if they’re talking local dates).
Arnie mentioned the website and there’s an audio
stream there if you click on the headphones in the header.