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June 2001

Radio Netherlands picking at BBC
Radio Netherlands has announced in a press release that as from Sunday July 1st it will broadcast to North America on all the frequencies being relinquished on same day by the BBC World Service.
"Short-wave remains the only direct way to share a full range of important issues with a loyal audience in the USA and Canada" says Radio Netherlands' Director General Lodewijk Bouwens.
He adds that Radio Netherlands believes in a multimedia mix, but the current streaming technology is useless at coping with the peak demands of serious live broadcasting. For every 100,000 listeners over the air at any one moment, there are only a few thousand capable of hearing the broadcasts simultaneously on the web.
"Webcasting is expensive, it is often congested during a crisis and there are copyright restrictions. It's simply not ready for prime time" says Bouwens.
hcdx news desk, June 28, 2001

Full RN press release

Oldest DX program signing off
The oldest running DX program, Radio Sweden's "Sweden Calling DXers", now "MediaScan", is closing down.
Under the legendary Arne Skoog, Sweden Calling DXers started as a clearinghouse for news about shortwave radio in 1948.
Soon all this will be history. The last edition of "MediaScan" will be aired on July 17, informs presenter George Wood, adding:
-- T
he good news is that the online and e-mail MediaScan newsletter will continue, covering the entire world of electronic media, with an emphasis on satellites and cyberspace.
Which, however, is not quite the same.
hcdx news desk, with info from MediaScan, June 19, 2001

AIR Jeypore back on shortwave
All India Radio Jeypore, in the state of Orissa, is back on shortwave after about 2 years of absence.
The station uses
50 kW and was off air due to shortage of spare valves.
The station broadcasts on 5040 and 6040 kHz. The schedule is
5040 -- 0025-0430 (Sunday 0445), 1130-1741
6040 -- 0700-0935 (Sundays also 1030-1130)
Adress for reports is All India Radio, Jeypore 764005, Orissa, India.
Jose Jacob, India, hcdx list, June 14, 2001

Radio LTC, Peru, now on 6011.3 kHz
Radio LTC, in Juliaca, Peru, has moved to 6011.3 kHz from 5980 kHz.
Officially the frequency is announced as 6010 kHz, and said to be "audible all over Peru".
The programme consisted of ads, comunicados and sports from Juliaca. Even ads for companies in Arequipa.
ID as "Radio L.T.C. desde Juliaca, Perú" or, during the sport programme, "L.T.C. La Transmisión Correcta, el equípo ganador".
Björn Malm, Ecuador, via HCDX partner SWB, May 24, 2001

This station was heard during 1996-97, occasionally as far away as Europe, but mostly in Latin America. Its frequency then, 5890 kHz, was often blocked by stronger international transmitters.
Its name, Radio LTC, comes from the owner's initials, and stands for Leoncio Torres Coalla.
hcdx news desk, June 4, 2001

More on Radio LTC

Radio Unión, Peru, new on 3179 kHz
Radio Unión, Tocache, provincia Tocache, departamento San Martín, Peru, seems to be a new station broadcasting on 3179 kHz.
The station was heard in the end of May, 2001, with close downs at 0100 UTC.
I presume it is a new station. What I know now is that they ID as "Radio Unión, Tocache" and that two frequencies are announced: shortwave 3180 kHz and FM 96.1 MHz. Often music from Tarapoto.
Keeps it´s frequency exactly and has a very regular schedule: 1030-0100 UTC. Starts every morning with the programme "El madrugador".
Mostly pretty weak signals.
Björn Malm, Ecuador, via HCDX partner SWB, June 1, 2001

Also note: Radio Tocache, 4039

Radio Naylamp back on 4300v kHz
Radio Naylamp, in Lambayeque (provincia Lambayeque, departamento Lambayeque) once more heard on shortwave.
This time heard around 4300 kHz (change from 4346v), varying a lot between 4290-4316 kHz.
Heard in May, 2001, until close down at 0130 UTC.
Sometimes gleam with nice audio, but most of the time buried in humming audio - following the station at all its various frequencies around 4300 kHz.
Björn Malm, Ecuador, via HCDX partner SWB, June 1, 2001

More on Radio Naylamp

La Voz de las Huarinjas on 5851.9 kHz
La Voz de las Huarinjas, Huancabamba, provincia de Huancabamba, departamento de Piura, Peru, has moved from 6816.8 to 5851.9 kHz.
The station was heard on June 1, 2001, until close down at 0000 UTC.
Heard on this new frequency with good signal but rather lousy audio quality. The DJ mentioned something like "la nueva programación de nuestra emisora.....".
Remains to see if it is a temporary move. Very irregular station.
Björn Malm, Ecuador, via HCDX partner SWB, June 1, 2001

Protests to BBC cutback plans
BBC World Service has announced that it is cutting its shortwave broadcasts to North America and Australia from 1 July.
The plans has caused dismay among shortwave listeners, as reported in the June edition of International Listener.
hcdx news desk, June 2, 2001

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