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Broadcast Schedule

Valid to 31 October 2021

 

For best reception please use a long wire antenna (app. 20m wire located in 3 to 5 m above ground) or an active receiving antenna.

Also visit the DRM Reception Project – for schedules and reception reports at www.drmrx.org.

To use the map, simply click on circles to see details of shortwave broadcasts to that region highlighted in green in the list below.
To get transmission information, click on relevant circle to see list of shortwave broadcasts highlighted in green.

Local Time
UTC Time

Listeners with a radio set capable of receiving DRM transmissions can tune in to the broadcasts below.
The nature of shortwave signals means that reception is often possible far outside the intended target areas.

TO ASIA

TIME IN UTC/GMT BROADCASTER FREQ in kHz DAYS LANGUAGE TARGET TRANSMITTING SITE Power kW Antenna beam degrees
TO EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA
0000-2400 B.U.T.E 26060 Irregular Music Europe Budapest, Hungary 0.1 Non Directional
0100-0057 Funklust bitXpress (BIX) 15785 Irregular German Europe Germany, Erlangen 0.1 Non Directional
0100-0057 Radio France International 3965 Daily French France France, Issoudun 1 Non Directional
0559-0700 BBC World Service 3955 Daily English NW Europe UK, Woofferton 100 114
0500-0530 Radio Romania International 7325 Daily French W. Europe Romania, Galbeni 90 285
0530-0600 Radio Romania International 7325 Daily English W.Europe Romania, Galbeni 90 300
0600-0630 Radio Romania International 7325 Daily German W.Europe Romania, Galbeni 90 307
0700-0730 Radio Romania International 6175 Daily German W.Europe Romania, Tiganesti 90 307
0900-1500 Radio France International 6175 occasional tests Daily French Europe + N.Africa France, Issoudun 100 + 100 153 + 267
0945-1325 Radio Kuwait 15110 Daily Arabic Europe Kuwait, Sulaibiyah 200 310
0700-1000 WINB 7315 Mon-Fri English and Spanish Europe USA, Red Lion, PA 15 62
1000-1200 WINB 9265 Sat-Sun English and Spanish Europe USA, Red Lion, PA 15 62
1200-1700 WINB 13655 Mon-Fri English and Spanish Europe USA, Red Lion, PA 15 62
1700-1800 Radio Romania International 9760 Daily English W.Europe Romania, Tiganesti 90 307
0900-1100 irregular Voice of Nigeria 15120 Daily English W.Europe Nigeria, Abuja Lugbe 250 7
1600-1900 Voice of Nigeria 15120 Daily Arabic, Igbo, English W.Europe Nigeria, Abuja Lugbe 250 7
1130-1200 Radio France International 15530 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
1330-1400 Radio France International 15530 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
1530-1600 Radio France International 15530 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
1730-1800 Radio France International 11800 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
2130-2200 Radio France International 6120, 9400 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
2330-2400 Radio France International 6190, 7285 Daily French Middle East, N Africa France, Issoudun 150 115
1800-2100 Radio Kuwait 15540 Daily English W.Europe Kuwait, Sulaibiyah 200 310
1930-12030 All India Radio 9620 Daily French W Europe India, Bengaluru 200 300
1800-1830 Radio Romania International 5910 Daily Italian Italy Romania, Tiganesti 90 270
1800-1900 Radio Romania International 7245 Daily German Germany Romania, Tiganesti 90 307
2000-2030 Radio Romania International 7315 Daily French W Europe Romania, Galbeni 90 285
2030-2100 Radio Romania International 7315 Daily English W.Europe Romania, Galbeni 90 300
0430-0500 Radio Romania International 7305 Daily Russian Russia Romania, Tiganesti 90 37
1500-1530 Radio Romania International 9580 Daily Russian Russia Romania, Tiganesti 90 37
0945-1045 All India Radio 17830 Daily Russian Russia India, Bengalaru 200 325
1700-2000 Radio Kuwait 13650 Daily Arabic Middle East Kuwait, Sulaibiyah 200 350
2100-2200 Radio Romania International 13750 Daily Spanish Spain, S Americat Romania, Tiganesti 90 247
TO AMERICAS
1700-0200 Radio Marti 7345 Daily Spanish Cuba USA, Greenville, NC 50 174
TO PACIFIC ISLANDS
1651-1835 times vary Radio New Zealand International 6115 Sun-Fri English Pacific New Zealand, Rangitaiki 50 35
1836-1958 Radio New Zealand International 9760 Sun-Fri English Pacific New Zealand, Rangitaiki 50 35
0900-1100 All India Radio 9950 Daily various tests NE Asia India, Bengalaru 100 102
0845-1200 All India Radio 6100 Daily various tests NE Asia India, Bengalaru 100 312
0957-1026 TransWorld (KTWR) 15200 Sunday (1st and 3rd in month) Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada India KTWR, Guam 90 285
0957-1026 TransWorld (KTWR) 15200 Sunday (5th in month) Tamil, India KTWR, Guam 90 285
0957-1026 TransWorld (KTWR) 15200 Sunday (1st and 3rd in month) Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada India KTWR, Guam 90 285
1058-1128 TransWorld (KTWR) 9910 Saturday Chinese China KTWR, Guam 90 305
1128-1230 TransWorld (KTWR) 9910 Saturday Japanese Japan KTWR, Guam 90 350
0400-0430 Radio Romania International 17760 Daily Chinese China Romania, Tiganesti 90 67
0300-0400 Radio Romania International 15330 Daily English India Romania, Galbeni 90 100
0759-0900 BBC World Service 15620 Daily English India Singapore, Kranji 100 315
0500-0815 Radio Kuwait 11970 Daily English India Kuwait, Sulaibiyah 200 100
1600-1800 Radio Kuwait 15540 Daily Urdu India Kuwait, Sulaibiyah 200 100
0000-0400 China National Radio 1 9420 Daily Chinese North China China, Qiqhar 30 203
0050-0900 China National Radio 1 11695 Daily Chinese E & S China China, Urumqi 30 41
0053-0900 China National Radio 13825 Daily Chinese S China China, Beijing 30 175
0053-0400 China National Radio 15180 Daily Chinese N China China, Kunming 30 32
0053-0900 China National Radio 17770 Daily Chinese N China China, Hainan 30 16
0100-0800 China National Radio 17830 Daily Chinese N & E China China, Urunqi 30 98
0400-1000 China National Radio 7360 Daily Chinese N China China, Qigihar 30 203
0400-1100 China National Radio 13810 Daily Chinese N China China, Kunming 30 32
0800-1200 China National Radio 9655 Daily Chinese China China, Qiqihar 30 135
0700-0900 China National Radio 12030 Daily Chinese N China China, Kunming 30 32
1000-1200 China National Radio 9870 Daily Chinese S China China, Qiaihar 30 203
0600-1805 China National Radio 6030 Daily Chinese N China China, Beijing 30 Non Dir
2030-0600 China National Radio 6030 Daily Chinese N China China, Beijing 30 Non Dir
2200-0100 Radio Purga 15325 Daily Russian Chukotka, Russia Russia, Komsomolsk, Amur 20 34
2200-0100 China National Radio 9655 Daily Chinese N & E China China, Urumqi 30 98
0300-0500 China National Radio 13655 Daily Chinese China China, Kunming 30 135
0500-0700 China National Radio 15615/13715 Daily Chinese China China, Kunming 30 135
0700-0900 China National Radio 13775 Daily Chinese China China, Kunming 30 135
0100-0300 China National Radio 9730 Daily Chinese China China, Kunming 30 135
0100-0500 China National Radio 12090 Daily Chinese China China, Kunming 30 135
0100-0600 Radio Purga 15325 Daily Russian Chukotka, Russia Russia, Komsomolsk, Amur 20 34
0600-1000 Radio Purga 6025 Daily Russian Chukotka, Russia Russia, Komsomolsk, Amur 20 34
2200-0100 Radio Purga 11860 Daily Russian Chukotka, Russia Russia, Komsomolsk, Amur 20 34
2000-1800 Pyongyang Broadcasting Station 3205 (occ on 3560) Irregular Korean N E Asia DPR Korea unknown unknown

MEDIUM WAVE BROADCASTS IN INDIA BY All India Radio
Indicative locations of MW DRM transmitters in India

LOCATION FREQENCY POWER MODE CONTENT NOTE
Chennai 783 kHz 20 kW Pure DRM (2 channel) Vividh Bharati Chennai + FM Rainbow Chennai
Delhi 1368 kHz 20 kW Pure DRM (2 channel) Vividh Bharati Delhi + FM Rainbow Delhi
Rajkot 1071 kHz 870 kW Pure DRM (1 channel) AIR Urdu service
Ahmedabad 855 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Ajmer 612 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Bengaluru 621 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold 1
Barmer 1467 kHz 20 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai 1
Bikaner 1404 kHz 20 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai 1
Chennai A 729 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Raagam (Classical music station) 1
Chinsurah 603 kHz 870 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India
Delhi A 828 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold 1
Dharwad 774 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Dibrugarh 576 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai
Guwahati-B 1044 kHz 10 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Hyderabad 747 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM AIR Hyderabad
Itanagar 684 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Jabalpur 810 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Jalandhar 882 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold
Jammu 999 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 2
Kolkata A 666 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold (Kolkata) 1
Kolkata B 1017 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Rainbow (Kolkata) 1
Luknow 756 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold 1
Mumbai A 1053 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM DTH Hindi 1
Mumbai B 567 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM DTH Marathi 1
Panaji 1296 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold 1
Passighat 1071 kHz 10 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai
Patna 630 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Pune 801 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Rajkot 819 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Rajkot 1080 kHz 870 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati /Urdu
Ranchi 558 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India
Siliguri 720 kHz 200 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Rainbow India 1
Suratgarh 927 kHz 300 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai
Tawang 1530 kHz 10 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai
Trichirapalli 945 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Chennai 1
Varanasi 1251 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM Vividh Bharati Mumbai 1
Vijayawada 846 kHz 100 kW Simulcast AM+DRM FM Gold 1

Simulcast stations, above, list the DRM frequency and the AM carrier is 9 kHz lower. Programme content of AM and DRM is the same.
Vividh Bharati Service is also known as VBS. Regional programme variants are indicated by city name after the network title.
Note 1: Operates in Pure DRM mode 1530-1630 hrs. (India Standard Time) every day except Sunday carrying two channels
Note 2: Operates on 990 kHz (i.e. 999 minus 9 kHz) in pure DRM Mode at 1030-1130 hrs (India Standard Time) every day except Sunday carrying two channels
Broadcasts will have local coverage during daylight hours but generally cover long distances during darkness
Updates 17th April 2018