Shortwave Radio Guide IV - Radio Guide IV.pdfShortwave Radio Guide IV (vTB2k.a) Long Distance AM Stations Short Wave Stations (around the world) Short Wave Utility Emergency Freq Short Wave Program

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<ul><li><p>Shortwave Radio Guide IV (vTB2k.a) Long Distance AM Stations Short Wave Stations (around the world) Short Wave Utility &amp; Emergency Freq Short Wave Program Listings </p><p>Links to various web sites with SW frequencies http://www.triwest.net/~dsampson/shortwave/ http://detroit.freenet.org/mare/SWBCSkeds.html http://www.fineware-swl.com/schedules http://www.monintoringtimes.com </p><p>For Radio Equipment: http://www.solareagle.com/radios.html </p><p>SW Reciever recommendations: Basic: Info-Mate AM/FM/SW/Weather, Air, TV, with 5 power sources (solar, wind-up, niCd batteries, AC adapter, DC automotive adapter); $60Medium: Sangean ATS 505P; Digital with memories; $130 Almost any digital radios with multi memories in the $150-$200 range is good. Digital freq entry makes finding a specific station easy. Tend to be battery eaters (may want an Info-Mate for a backup) </p><p>Extra wire attached to antenna boosts received signal Earphones help listening when the SW signal is fading </p><p> This guide is divided into 9 sections: </p><p>..........US Clear Channel AM Stations-night long distance </p><p>..........N. AM Directed SW Stations by Country with times </p><p>..........N. AM Commercial SW and AFRTS Stations </p><p>..........SW Stations by Country Freq List - by C. Crane </p><p>..........SW Schedules by Time worldwide-Prime Time SW </p><p>..........SW Stations by Country - Prime Time SW </p><p>..........SW Utility Services &amp; Emergency Services-freq </p><p>..........Program Listings worldwide (SW) - Mark Fine </p><p>..........Art Bells SW Stations/Programs - Western US </p><p>This guide has been compiled by Curious of the Timebomb2000 forum: http://www.timebomb2000.comwith minor modifications by Solareagle.com</p></li><li><p>US Clear Channel AM Stations (long distance at night) </p><p>These channels used to be used exclusively by just one station (except sharing with Alaska stations in some cases) but now are often shared with one other station in the lower 48. Theoriginal station (listed first) is now at least a super regional and the sec-ondary listing is a small regional or local station running less power. </p><p>These stations even with some shared fre-quencies still provide cross country listen-ing particularly if one uses some sort of AM directional antenna (homemade loop placed near the regular radio AM antenna etc) and the ones that are still totally clear channel may provide coast to coast listening even today. Ks are west of the Mississippi and Ws are east of the Mississippi except for KDKA in Pittsburg (the first licensed US commercial radio station). All of the sta-tions listed first are running 50,000 watts of power though those listed second and third may be running much less power. </p><p>============== </p><p>Station and Location.............Freq </p><p>KFI, Los Angeles, CA.............640 KYUK, Bethel, AK </p><p>WSM, Nashville, TN...............650 KENY, Anchorage, AK </p><p>WFAN, New York, NY...........660 KFAR, Fairbanks, AK </p><p>WMAQ, Chicago, IL................670 KDLG, Dillingham, AK KBOI, Boise, Idaho </p><p>KNBR, San Francisco, CA........680 KBRW, Barrow, AK </p><p>WLW, Cincinatti, OH................700 KBYR, Anchorage, AK </p><p>WOR, New York, NY...............710 KIRO, Seattle, WA </p><p>WGN, Chicago, IL....................720 KOTZ, Kotzebue, AK KDWN, Las Vegas, NV </p><p>KTRH, Houston TX..................740 (not clear channel but 50k) </p><p>WSB, Atlanta, GA.....................750 </p><p>KFQD, Anchorage, AK </p><p>WJR, Detroit, MI.......................760 </p><p>WABC, New York, NY.............770 KKOB, Albuquerque, NM </p><p>WBBM, Chicago, IL..................780 KNOM, Nome, AK KKOH, Reno, NV </p><p>KGO, San Francisco, CA............810 WGY, Schenectady, NY </p><p>WBAP, Fort Worth, TX..............820 KCBF, Fairbanks, AK </p><p>WCCO, Minneapolis, MN............830 </p><p>WHAS, Louisville, KY.................840 KABN, Long Island, AK </p><p>KOA, Denver, CO........................850 KICY, Nome, AK </p><p>WWL, New Orleans, LA..............870 KSKO, McGrath, AK </p><p>WCBS, New York, NY................880 KRVN, Lexington, NE </p><p>WLS, Chicago, IL........................890 KBBI, Homer, AK KDXU, St. George, UT </p><p>WLUP, Chicago, IL....................1000 KOMO, Seattle, WA </p><p>KDKA, Pittsburgh, PA................1020 KCKN, Roswell, NM KAXX, Eagle River, AK </p><p>WBZ, Boston, MA.......................1030 KTWO, Casper, WY </p><p>WHO, Des Moines, IA.................1040 </p><p>KYW, Philadelphia, PA................1060 </p><p>KNX, Los Angeles, CA................1070 </p><p>WTIC, Hartford, CT....................1080 KRLD, Dallas, TX KASH, Anchorage, AK </p><p>KAAY, Little Rock, AR...............1090 WBAL, Baltimore, MD </p><p>WTAM, Cleveland, OH................1100 KNZZ, Grand Junction, CO </p><p>WBT, Charlotte, NC....................1110 KFAB, Omaha, NE </p><p>KMOX, St. Louis, MO.................1120 KPNW, Eugene, OR </p><p>KWKH, Shreveport, LA................1130 WNEW, New York, NY </p><p>WRVA, Richmond, VA................1140 </p><p>KSL, Salt Lake City, UT...............1160 </p></li><li><p>KVOO, Tulsa, OK........................1170 WWVA, Wheeling, WV KJNP, North Pole, AK </p><p>WHAM, Rochester, NY................1180 KOFI, Kalispell, MT </p><p>KEX, Portland, OR.......................1190 </p><p>WOAI, San Antonio, TX...............1200 </p><p>WPHT, Philadelphia, PA................1210 KGYN, Guymon, OK </p><p>WTOP, Washington, DC................1500 KSTP, St. Paul, MN </p><p>WLAC, Nashville, TN....................1510 KGA, Spokane, WA </p><p>WWKB, Buffalo, NY.....................1520 KOMA, Oklahoma City, OK </p><p>KFBK, Sacramento, CA.................1530 WCKY, Cincinatti, OH </p><p>KXEL, Waterloo, IA......................1540 </p><p>KNZR, Bakersfield, CA..................1560 WQEW, New York, NY </p><p>===============</p><p>Shortwave - Shortwave Bands </p><p>Use these frequency ranges when tuning around the shortwave bands to find international broadcasters. Only a very few stations operate outside these ranges. </p><p>49 Meter Band 5730 - 6205 kHz (5.73-6.205 Mhz) 41 Meter Band 7100 - 7595 31 Meter Band 9350 - 10000 25 Meter Band 11550 - 12160 22 Meter Band 13570 - 13870 19 Meter Band 15000 - 15710 16 Meter Band 17500 - 17900 13 Meter Band 21450 - 21850 </p><p>Other Bands (few stations operating): </p><p>11m 25600 - 26100 60m 4750 - 5060 75m 3900 - 4000 90m 3200 - 3400 120m 2300 - 2490 </p><p>Daytime Listening Shortwave Listening is generally at its poorest during the daylight hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time and are overall poorer during the day than at night. </p><p>Band Characteristics </p><p>11m Seldom used band 13m Best in winter: good other seasons 16m EXCELLENT year round (3hours prior to sunset until sunset is best generally) 19m EXCELLENT- BEST DAYTIME band (3 hours prior to sunset until sunset is best) 22m New band; should be good year round 25m Best two hours before/after sunset </p><p>Evening/Night Listening Band Characteristics </p><p>19m Often good at night during the summer 22m Summer months 25m Best two hours before/after Sunset 31m BEST YEAR ROUND band, 2 hours before Sunset into the night 41m After dark. Good all night year round 49m Excellent year round for all night listening </p><p>============== Add on a Wire Antenna to Assist Receiving SW An extra length of wire at least 20 feet in length with a stripped part of the wire wrapped around the receiving antenna, will greatly improve recep-tion. Solareagle sells a roll up antenna which is easy to use inside, though any type of left over wire can be used for this purpose. </p><p>Earphones greatly help in listening when the SW signal is fading </p><p>Sideband Explanation USB = Upper Sideband LSB = Lower Sideband </p><p>An AM signal modulates on both sides of the center frequency while a sideband signals only modulates on one side of the center frequency (above or below). While most shortwave signals are AM some are Sideband and if one does not have a Sideband enabled radio they sound like gibberish. The advantage to a sideband sig-nal is that it is less subject to fading and can carry a much longer distance for the same amount of transmitter output power. High end SW radios will be able to listen to a sideband station via a simple AM/USB/LSB switch. </p><p>N. Am Directed Short Wave Sta-tions by Country and Time </p><p>This list is only a general guide. Times and frequencies do change with the seasons. I was unable tofind a pocket SW radio guide (or even a large guide that was current) so the data in this table was drawn from a number of sources and reformatted into a readable format. Part of the data is several years old for some stations and this list should be utilized only as a general guide. Remember all times are in UTC. I will up-date this listing in the future as some cur-rent guides are published or people post corrections or additions </p><p>=================== </p><p>Argentina English: Time (UT)...Freq (kHz)....Target --------- --------- --------- 1800-1900 Mo-Fr 15345 Europe 0200-0300 Tu-Sa 11710 Americas </p><p>6060 9690 11710 15345 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Australia Radio Australia </p></li><li><p>English Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0000-0800 17580 0200-0700 15515 0700-0900 15240 0800-1200 13605 1100-1400 6020 1100-2130 9580 1200-1700 11650 1400-1800 5995 1700-2100 9815 1700-2200 11880 1800-2000 7240 2000-2200 12080 2100-2200 7240 2100-0000 17715 2100-0100 21740 2200-0200 17795 2300-0900 12080 </p><p>principal freq: 9580, 9860, 15365, 17795 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Austria Radio Osterreich International English SW schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz)....Target --------- --------- --------- 0230-0300 7325 ECNA 1630-1700 17865c WCNA </p><p>principal freq: 6015, 9655 =================== </p><p>Belgium Radio Vlaanderen Internationaal English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0400-0430 15565 2230-2300 15565 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Brazil English Schedule Time(UT)....Freq kHz)....Target --------- --------- --------- 1200-1320 15265 North America 1800-1920 15265 Europe and Middle East </p><p>=================== </p><p>BBC - Great Britain: BBC stopped direct broadcasts to N. America 7/01/01 Following are freqs &amp; times that may work </p><p>The following frequencies are beamed from the Caribbean (times GMT): </p><p>5975 kHz 2300-0500 GMT 9825 kHz 0000-0300 GMT 11835 kHz 0000-0500 GMT 12095 kHz 2100-0300 GMT 15190 kHz 1100-1700 GMT: (Caribbean news 1100-1130 &amp; 1200-1215 GMT Mon-Fri; Sportsworld Saturdays 1405-1700 GMT) </p><p>In western North America, try these East Asia frequencies: 9740 kHz: 1100 to 1500 GMT 15360 kHz: 1100-1300 GMT </p><p>In Hawaii, you may also be able to receive </p><p>other short-wave radio frequencies for East Asia. </p><p>http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/s....namerica.shtml </p><p>=================== </p><p>Great Britain (Merlin One) English Schedule to N. America Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) </p><p>--------- --------- 1900-2200 13690 2200-0100 11985 2400-0200 9600 0100-0300 11875 0200-0500 9795 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Canada RCI (Radio Canada International) English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0000-0059 9535 9755 11865 0200-0259 9535 9560 9755 9785 11865 0300-0359 9755 9785 9805 0400-0459 9560 9755 9785 1300-1559 9640 13655 17710 2100-2159 5995 7235 9770 9805 13650 2300-2329 5960 6040 9535 11865 9755 (MON-FRI) 2330-0059 5960 9755 (MON-FRI) 2300-0059 5960 9755 (SAT&amp;SUN) </p><p>Principal freq: 5960, 6120, 9755 </p><p>=================== </p><p>China - Mainland China Radio International (Peoples Republic) English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0100-0200 9580 9790 0300-0400 9690 0400-0600 9730 9560 1300-1400 9570 11980 11675 11900 15180 1400-1600 7405 13685 15125 17720 2300-0000 5990 13680 </p><p>Principal freq: 9690, 9780, 11680, 11715, 11840 </p><p>=================== </p><p>China - Taipei Radio Taipei English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- -------- 0200-0300 11740 9680 5950 NoAm 0300-0400 5950 9680 0700-0800 5950 WeNAm </p><p>Principal freq: 5950, 9680, 11740, 11855, 15440 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Cuba Radio Habana </p><p>Principal freq: 6060, 6080, 6180, 9510, 9820 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Ecuador </p></li><li><p>HCJB - Voice of the Andes </p><p>Principal freq: 9745, 11925, 12005, 15140 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Egypt Time UTC....Freq....Target --------- --------- --------- 0200-0330 9475 North America 1215-1330 17595 1630-1830 15255 2030-2200 15375 2115-2300 9990 Europe 2300-0100? 9900 </p><p>=================== </p><p>France No English Language to North America (surprised right?) </p><p>=================== </p><p>Germany Deutsche Welle English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- </p><p>BC TIME 0100-0145 6040 6145 9640 9700 9765 0300-0345 6020 6045 9640 9700 11985 0500-0545 5960 6120 9670 11795 </p><p>Principal freq: 5960, 6040, 6045, 6085, 6120, 6145, 6185, 9515, 9565, 9535, 9640, 9650, 9670, 9700, 11705, 11740, 11750, 11865 </p><p>=================== </p><p>India All India Radio </p><p>No North American Service </p><p>=================== </p><p>Iran Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0030-0127 6065 6135 9022 (on 9835 during the summer) 1100-1227 15185 15385 15585 21470 21730 1530-1627 7115 9635 11775 1930-2027 6110 7215 9022 2130-2227 9780 11740 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Iraq Radio Baghdad English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0400-0500 11785 2155-2255 11785 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Ireland RTE Radio English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- </p><p>0130-0200 6155 1830-1900 13640 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Israel (KOL) English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0500-0515 9435 11605 17545 from 15/Dec-28/Feb 6280 1130-1135 15640 17545 1700-1730 11605 17545 2000-2025 9435 11605 15650 from 15/Dec-28/Feb 6280 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Japan Radio Japan - NHK English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz)....Target --------- --------- 0000-0100 6145 0100-0200 17835 SAm 0300-0400 17825 CAm 0500-0600 9835 NAm 6110 W NAm 0600-0700 9835 1100-1200 6120 E NAm 1400-1500 9505 1700-1800 9505 2100-2200 21670 0600-0700 11870 2100-2200 17825 </p><p>Principal freq: 5960, 6025, 9610, 9680, 9725, 11885, 11895 </p><p>=================== </p><p>Korea (North) Voice of Korea English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz)....Target --------- --------- 1000-1100 3560, 9335, 11710 CAm/SAm 1300-1400 9335, 11710 NAm 1500-1600 9335, 11710 NAm </p><p>Power shortages may keep VK off the air from time to time. </p><p>=================== Korea (South) Radio Korea International English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) ....tARGET --------- --------- 0200-0300 9560 15575 1130-1230 9650 E NAm </p><p>=================== </p><p>Mexico Radio Mexico International English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 1500-1530 9705 11770 1600-1630 9705 11770 2200-2230 9705 11770 2300-2330 M-F 9705 11770 0400-0430 T-Su 9705 11770 0500-0530 T-Su 9705 11770 </p><p>=================== </p></li><li><p>Netherlands Radio Netherlands English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz) --------- --------- 0430-0525 6165 9590 1130-1325 5965 6045 9860 1430-1625 12070 12080 15220 15595 2330-0125 6165 9590 </p><p>Principal freq: 6020, 6165, 9590, 9840, 11655 </p><p>=================== </p><p>New Zealand Radio New Zealand International English Schedule Time (UT)....Freq (kHz)....Target --------- --------- 1750-1850 15120 All Pacific 1850-0705 17675 All Pacific 1855-0705 17675 All Pacific 0705-0859 15175 All Pacific 0859-1205 15175 Usual Closedown is 1205 UTC-however for occasional over-night broadcasts to the Pacific for Sports commentaries or Cyclone Warnings our frequencies are: 1205-1650 6095 kHz </p><p>=================== </p><p>Pakistan Radio Pakistan No North American Service </p><p>=================== </p><p>Poland English...</p></li></ul>