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Hello Ydun, yesterday I listen to "Réunion 1ère" on the web to have news from Hurricane Bejisa who hits the tiny french island in the Indian Ocean. They made an announcement for the MW frequencies: 666 kHz (for the south) and 1215 kHz (for the north). Daily 0500-0000 local time UTC+4. From 0000-0500 it's a relay of RFI Monde.
Christan Ghibaudo (3/1-2014)

Radio Timisoara  foreign languages schedule on AM 630 kHz.  (all time UTC for summer).
1000-1100:  German
1100-1200: Hungarian
1200-1300: Serbian
SUNDAYS ONLY:   1300-1330: musical programme presented in German, Hungarian, Serbian.
1330-1400: Czech
1400-1500: Slovak
1500-1600: Ukrainian
1600-1700: Bulgarian
1700-1800: Romani (NOT Romanian, it’s for the Macedonian minority)
There is NO German broadcast in the evening in AM, only on FM.
And note that the first Monday of each month, there is an Italian broadcast on FM 105.9 (No AM)...
Christian Ghibaudo (20/9-2015)

Fotos from the transmitter building in Timisoara 630 kHz. Thanks to Ben Dawson.
Ydun Ritz (19/12-2012)


On my question about broadcasting in LW, MW and SW on Territory Far East of Russia said Irina Tulmenteva - Head of the operational management of the branch network RTRS "Far East RC":
The program "Radio Russia" + local program of GTRK "Dal'nevostochnaya" (STRC "Far East") are broadcast via a transmitter on the frequency 1224 kHz, power 5 kW. Location - s. Krasnoe Nikolaevskogo rajona (village of Red Nikolaev district) of the Khabarovsk Territory.
In Kamchatka broadcasting in LW, MW and SW bands by public broadcasters is missing.
Regards, Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan, Russia (3/10-2015)

During the EDXC Conference in Saint Petersburg 18th - 22nd September we visited "Pravoslavnoye Radio Sankt-Peterburga" (St. Petersburg Christian Orthodox Radio), which transmits on 828 kHz with 10 kW from 1700-2100 local time.

The studio of the station, which is in the same building as an orthodox church, on the second floor.
Ydun Ritz (25/9-2015)

Programs VGTRK: "Mayak", "Radio Russii", "Vesti FM".
Broadcast via medium-wave transmitters in Russia and Pridnestrovie (Transnistria).

Frequency kHz / Power kW / location transmitter / broadcast programs
918 / 50 / Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan / "Mayak" + GTRK "Dagestan"
936 / 5 / n. Matveyevka, Orenburg region / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Orenburg"
1350 / 5 / sec. Ust-Kan and. Ulagan, Altai Republic / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1395 /1 / Buguruslan, Orenburg region / "Radio Russii" + GTRK "Orenburg"
1413 / 500 / pos. Lighthouse, Pridnestrovie / "Vesti FM"
1440 / 5 / sec. Turochak with. Ust-Koksa, Altai Republic / "Radio Russii" + GTRK"Gorny Altai"
DX Kurjer." Author and editor Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan, Russia
Via Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia, editor RussDX (14/9-2015)

Orenburgskaya oblast. 20/07/2015.
Recently, a lot of different "observations" (yes, in quotes) on the hearing program "Radio Rossii" at different frequencies.
When I asked about a broadcast programs in the Orenburg region in the medium range of said Turkin SV Deputy. chief engineer of the Orenburg ORTPTS - (the quote): "In reply to your appeal we inform that at the moment in the Orenburg region in the medium-wave broadcasting is carried out in two localities:
1. Buguruslan - at a frequency of 1395 kHz, the transmitter power of 5 kW but it operates at 1 kW (RICH authorized power of 1 kW), the program "Radio Rossii";
2. n. Matveevka - at a frequency of 936 kHz, the transmitter power of 5 kW to 5 kW is working. The program "Radio Rossii" .
At a frequency of 1053 kHz with the program "Radio Rossii" and at a frequency of 540 kHz with the program "Radio Mayak" broadcast was conducted in Orenburg until 2011 and 2013 respectively. "
http://www.dxcourier.ru/ Editor: Vasily Gulyaev, Astrakhan, Russia

St. Petersburg MW:
684 - Radio Radonezh (20.00 - 24.00) [RP Radonezh Orthodox Brotherhood ROC] (Sosnovka 10 kW, 50 m)
828 - Radio Slovo (9-17, 21-5) / Orthodox Radio St. Petersburg (5-9, 17-21) [Word Ltd.] (Sosnovka 10 kW, 75 m)
1053 - Radio Maria (06.00-01.00) [NF Radio Maryja] (Ol'gino, 10 kW, 75 m)
1089 - Radio Teos (07.00 - 16.00) [BF Radio Teos] (Krasny Bor, 50 kW)
Editor: Ivan Lebedevskiy, St. Petersburg, Russia

Via “RUS-DX”  #  831, 2 August, 2015 Editor : Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia
Web site : http://rusdx.narod.ru  (Russian / English)
Mailing List : http://groups.google.com/group/rusdx.
Anatoly Klepov (2/8-2015)

Monitoring Local Radio Russii Orenburg:
16 July 2015. 1053 kHz. First there was the Russian national anthem, at 5 am news. After them was the inclusion of Local Radio Russii Orenburg.
Reception was in the Samara region, Tolyatti Vega receiver RP-241-1, a magnetic antenna.

The site of the Orenburg STRC there is mention of the frequency of 1053 kHz. But about Orenburg had information that Radio Russii remains only on 1395 kHz, 5 kW, Buguruslan.
“RUS-DX”  #  829
Anatoly Klepov, Moscow, Russia (19/7-2015)

Hello Ydun, I'd like to inform everyone that Vesti FM (this is a russian news radio) did not stop its broadcast on 1413 khz on 1st of February. I can receive Vesti FM on 1413 khz as before.
Tibor Gaal HNG (4/2-2015)

End of powerful MW broadcasting in Russia.
On February 1, disabled
567 Volgograd
567 Kyzyl
576 Khabarovsk
585 Perm
594 Izhevsk
621 Syktyvkar
621 Makhachkala
639 Omsk
657 Murmansk
693 Ufa
739 Chelyabinsk
765 Petrozavodsk
792 Aleksandrovsk
792 Abakan
810 Vladivostok
846 Elista
855 Penza
873 Moscow
873 Petersburg
873 Samara
873 Kaliningrad
918 Arkhangelsk
945 Rostov
963 Zakamensk
1080 Saransk
1116 Sochi
1134 Vyoshenskaya
1278 Severobaykalsk
1287 Terrible
1476 Ongudai
1503 Mining
1584 Keys
Victor Rutkowskiy, Ekaterinburg, Russia "open_dx"

"After February 1, 2015 broadcast on medium wave transmitters will continue 10 RTR. All of them are low-power - from 1 to 15 kW - and enable radio reception in a radius of 50 kilometers, the source says RBC.
But what exactly?"
Mauno Ritola "open_dx"

Here is what remains after 1 February:

kHz - kW - Location of Regional inclusion
711 7 Naryan-Mar, Nenetskiy Autonomny Okrug GTRK "Zapolyarje" / "Pomorje”
738 25 Palana, Kamchatkiy kray GTRK "Kamchatka"
936 5 Matveevka, Orenburgskaya oblast GTRK "Orenburg"
1008 1 Tuapse, Krasnodarskiy kray
1089 5 Tilichiki, Kamchatkiy kray GTRK "Kamchatka"
1098 5 Nikolsk, Vologodskaya oblast GTRK "Vologda"
1152 50 Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovskiy kray GTRK "Dalnevostochnoe"
1251 1 Urup, Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia GTRK "Karachay-Cherkessia"
1251 7 Cherkessk, Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia GTRK "Karachay-Cherkessia"
1278 5 Bagdarin, Republic of Buryatia GTRK "Buryatskaya"
1278 25 Barguzin, Republic of Buryatia GTRK "Buryatakaya"
1350 5 Ust-Kan, Altai Republic GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1350 5 Ust-Ulagan, Altai Republic GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1395 5 Buguruslan, Orenburgskaya oblast GTRK "Orenburg"
1440 5 Kosh-Agach, Altai Republic GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1440 5 Turochak, Altai Republic GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1440 5 Ust-Cox, Altai Republic GTRK "Gorny Altai"
1458 7 Ёgva, Permskiy kray GTRK "Perm"
1485 1 Kamensky, Kamchatkiy kray GTRK "Kamchatka"
1521 5 Boguchani, Krasnoyarskiy kray GTRK "Krasnoyarsk"
1584 1 Taksimo, Republic of Buryatia GTRK "Buryatskaya"
1602 1 Novoiliynskiy, Republic of Buryatia GTRK "Buryatskaya"
1602 1 Ust-Barguzin, Republic of Buryatia GTRK "Buryatskaya"

Alexander Berezkin, St. Petersburg, Russia "open_dx", “RUS-DX”  #804 Sunday via Anatoly Klepov (25/1-2015)

I can find reference to a further 11 transmitters:
612 20 kW Kurkino (Voice of Russia)
684 10 kW Sosnovka (Radio Radonezh)
738  5 kW Kurkino (WRN)
828  10 kW Sosnovka (Radiogazeta)
918  50 kW Makhachkala (Radio Mayak
1053  10 kW Sosnovka (Radio Mariya)
1089  50 kW Krasny Bor (Radio Teos)
1134  20 kW Kurkino (Radio Teos)
1584 0.1 kW Moskva (Radio Ekspromt (temp)
1593 0.01 kW St Petersburg (temp)
1602 0.1 kW Moscow (Radio Zeleny Glazh) (temp)

Where is the 1215 kHz transmitter?  The above list and the previous list make 36 out of 40 transmitters IN RUSSIA - but was this story about Radio Rossii only or all Russian medium wave radio?
Where are the other four transmitters?  I assume the 3 temporary stations will close soon also)?
Thanks for your help.
James Robinson (23/1-2015)

The 1215 transmitter is in the exclave of Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania.
Guillermo Sáez (23/1-2015)

Here is a translation of the story about Radio Rossii

Interesting as I can only find reference to 25 transmitters which relate specifically to RAdio Rossii.  So where are the other 15?  The ones known are:
567 200 kW Volgagrad
585 150 kW Perm
594  40 kW Izhevsk
621  50 kW Makhachkala
657 150 kW Murmansk
693 150 kW Yazykovo
711   7 kW Naryan-Mar
765 150 kW Pedaselga
846  42 kW Elista
855  50 kW Kamenka
873  50 kW Kaliningrad
873  75 kW Olgino
873 150 kW Kurovskaya
873 100 kW Mehzavod
918 150 kW Arkhangelsk
936   5 kW Matveyevka
945  40 kW Rostov-na-Donu
1080 100 kW Kovylkino
1116  30 kW Sochi
1251   7 kW Cherkessk/RTPS
1251  1 kW Urup
1287  50 kW Grozniy
1350  50 kW Sukhumi
1395  50 kW Buguruslan
1458   7 kW Kudymkar
Thanks. James Robinson (22/1-2015)

MW PLAN - RTRS February 1, 2015 will disable 30 of 40 transmitters on medium wave.

Russian state television and radio broadcasting operator RTRS February 1, 2015 will disable broadcasting on medium wave transmitters 30 of 40, told RBC source close to the RTRS. Department of operation RTRS has sent a letter to the regional radio centers. The representative confirmed RTR RBC that the company will continue in 2015 to reduce the broadcasting of radio programs on medium wave, but did not name the specific timing and extent of the reduction of funding for this purpose.

After February 1, 2015 broadcast on medium wave transmitters will continue 10 RTR. All of them are low-power - from 1 to 15 kW - and enable radio reception in a radius of 50 kilometers, the source says RBC. These transmitters are planned to eventually convert to broadcast in FM-band with the same short-range, told the correspondent of RBC deputy director of RTR Sergey Arkhipov.

Broadcasting transmitters disconnected by, inter alia, the Ukraine, which now distributes the signal to only one station RTR in Grigoriopol (Prednestrovie) with a capacity of 500 kilowatts. It transmits radio program "Vesti FM», its broadcast on medium wave will cease from 1 February. Transmitters RTRS Sovetsk (Kaliningrad region) and in Krasnodar stopped
broadcasting in Ukraine already the first of December, told RBC. This information was confirmed by a representative of RBC RTRS.

11th December 2014 "Ukrainian Radio" began broadcasting in Russia in Russian, according to the website of the State Committee of Ukraine on Radio and Television. As follows from the findings of technical experts RTRS (there are at the disposal of RBC), the first Ukrainian radio steadily taken on medium wave in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Broadcasts are in the range of 1431 kHz and 549 kHz from the radio center "Ray" National Radio Company of
Ukraine in Mykolaiv.

In case of refusal by RTR radio broadcasts, technical support operation of the transmitter will RTRS losses, the size of which in 2015 is estimated at 2 billion rubles. This figure is close to the estimate of the amount of damages RTRS stopped broadcasting government programs on the air of a powerful radio, which was previously quoted the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov in the materials on the proposals to
modernize the long-range radio prepared for the government (there is a version of RBC). The minister predicted shortfall RTRS about 1.5 billion in revenue per year and, as a consequence, an increase in its loss from the operation of a network of powerful radio broadcasting to 2.5 billion rubles.

In 2013, the year, according to "SPARK-Interfax", RTRS revenue was 21 billion rubles., The loss from continuing operations amounted to 0.95 billion rubles.

The official representative of RTRS Igor Stepanov confirmed RBC, there is a possibility the termination of funding programs broadcast on medium wave RTR. In this case, the operation of powerful radio transmitters will be for RTRS completely unprofitable, and they will have to disable it. In particular, according to Stepanov, will be turned off most powerful
transmitters operating in the medium range.

Chairman of the consortium "Digital Broadcasting Technology Platform" (CTPD) Andrew Bryksenkov, expressed regret that the government has no plans to provide financial support for further broadcasting. Not been reviewed by the Ministry of Communications and the proposal on the conservation of broadcasting programs RTR on long and medium wave with subsequent transition to broadcasting funding from the state budget, according to Bryksenkov.

RTRS few years consistently turns distant broadcasting in connection with the termination of financing by RTR broadcasting public radio. First, in March 2013, was stopped broadcasting radio station "Mayak" (RTR) on long and medium wave. Since the beginning of the same year, sharply - by almost half - reduced its broadcasting other public radio company - "Voice of Russia", - reducing service fees RTRS 330 million rubles a year. Then, in
2014, RTR put out medium- and long-wave program "Radio of Russia".

(Victor Rutkowsky, Ekaterinburg, Russia / "open_dx" via “RUS-DX” #800)
Anatoly Klepov (29/12-2014)

May 23, 2014
This week deteriorated reception Radio Rossii in the Moscow region on average
waves (frequency 873 kHz). Location is now broadcasting Radio Russii?
On the radio center in the Lesnoy does not.

Currently broadcasting program "Radio Rossii" (frequency 873 kHz) is carried out
from the territory of ORTc # 7 (Moskovskaya oblast, Orekhovo-Zuevsky rajon, settlement Avsyunino)

(Victor Rutkowski, Ekaterninburg, Russia / "open_dx")
(RUS-DX # 770, 01, June 2014)
Anatoly Klepov (2/6-2014)

Comments to Tibor's questions:
1. Radio Rossii
2. Nenetskiy AO = Nenetskiy Avtonomny okrug, Arkhangelskaya oblast.
3. RC "Lesnoy" = Radio Center Lesnoy. Transmitting radio center for broadcasting in the medium and short waves . Works since 1941. Location: 30 km north of Moscow , 10 km from the town of Pushkin . Address: Moscow , Pushkin district , urban village Forest street Michurinskaya , 39 , Yaroslavl highway 42 km .

Radio transmitted radio center number 1:
No transmitted radio range
Radio "Radio Russia" MW

Contact information:
Head of department - Sergievskiy Vyacheslav
Phone: 540-6104 Fax: 540-6108
Surrounding cities Balashikha , Khimki, Vladimir
Coordinates: 56 ° 4'2 "N 37 ° 56'43" E
Anatoly Klepov (24/5-2014)

I'd guess RC means "Radiotsentr", i.e. Radio Centre.
Anatoly, do you know the origin of this list?
I don't think Vesti FM relays via ex-VOR MW transmitters are really internal, but mainly for Ukraine instead.
I think there are aslo some errors; I think these are probably off:
711 Naryan-Mar
1098 (not 1089 as in the list) Nikolsk
1116 Sochi
1458 Kudymkar

And I am also doubtful about these
738 Palana
1008 Tuapse
1089 Tilichiki
1251 Cherkessk
Mauno Ritola (23/5-2014)

About RC: I guess that RC must mean "radio centre". In russian I've read a lot the term "Radiotsentr".
Guillermo Sáez, Valencia Spain (23/5-2014)

I read the Russian Mediumwave list in the news section published on 21/05-2014.
I have some feedbacks and questions:

1. Radio Russii is a mistyping. Properly is Radio Rossii.
2. 711 / 7 / Naryan-Mar , Nenetskiy AO / GTRK "Zapolyarje" AO means Autonomous Okrug
3. 873 / 250 / RC "Lesnoy" , Moscow region. What is RC?
4. I remember that Radio Mayak was a music & entertainment station until around 2007-08, but, it changed its style to talk radio format. After the change it lost its devoted listeners who had to migrate to FM in order to find a similar format station (Radio Dacha or Retro FM) or hear these FM stations on the internet where FM coverage is not provided (like here in Hungary or far away places inside russia). Yes, i also loved the old Radio Mayak and its music. I started to listen it regularly on 549 khz (with great interference from other stations) evenings and at nights in the middle of 1990s when i was a teenager boy.
Tibor Gaal HNG (22/5-2014)

Tibor, I have just written the text, as it was supplied by Anatoly, and don't know the answer to RC "Lesnoy". Maybe he can answer your question.

Public radio broadcasting internal Russian
---------- ---------------------------------------
Radio Russii
Frequency kHz / kW / Location / Regional Transmission
567 / 500 / Volgograd, Russia / GTRK " Volgograd "
567 / 75 / Kyzyl, Tuva Republic / GTRK " Tuva "
576 / 50 / Khabarovsk, Russia / GTRK "Dalniy Vostok "
585 / 150 / Perm, Perm / GTRK "Perm"
594 /40 / Izhevsk, Republic of Udmurtia
621/ 50 / Makhachkala, Dagestan / GTRK "Dagestan"
621 / 50 / Syktyvkar , Komi Republic / GTRK "Komi"
639 / 75 / Omsk, Russia / GTRK "Irtysh"
657 / 150 / Murmansk, Russia / GTRK " Murman "
693 / 150 / Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan
711 / 7 / Naryan-Mar , Nenetskiy AO / GTRK "Zapolyarje"
738 / 25 / Palana, Kamchatka Region / GTRK "Kamchatka"
738 / 40 / Chelyabinsk, Russia / GTRK " Yuzhny Ural "
792 / 25 / Abakan , Republic of Khakassia / GTRK " Khakassia "
792 / 50 / Aleksandrovsk -Sakhalinsk , Russia / GTRK "Sakhalin"
810 / 150 / Vladivostok , Primorsky Krai / GTRK " Primorye"
846 /40 / Elista , Republic of Kalmykia / GTRK "Kalmykia "
855 / 50 / Penza, Russia / GTRK " Penza "
873 / 25 / Kaliningrad, Russia
873 / 250 / RC "Lesnoy" , Moscow region
873 / 100 / Samara, Russia / GTRK "Samara"
873 / 75 / Saint-Petersburg , Russia
918 / 150 / Arkhangelsk, Russia / GTRK " Pomorje "
936 / 5 / Matveyevka , Orenburg region / GTRK "Orenburg"
945 / 40 / Novocherkassk , Rostov region / GTRK " Don-TR "
963 / 20 / Zakamensk , Buryatia / GTRK " Buryatia "
1008 / 1 / Tuapse, Krasnodar region
1080 / 100 / Kovylkino , Mordovia / GTRK " Mordovia "
1089 / 5 / Tilichiki , Kamchatka Region / GTRK "Kamchatka"
1089 / 5 / Nikolsk , Vologda Region / GTRK " Vologda"
1116 / 30 / Sochi, Krasnodar Krai / GTRK "Kuban"
1251 / 7 / Cherkessk, Karachay-Cherkess Republic / GTRK " Karachay-Cherkessia "
1287 / 50 / Grozny, Chechen Republic / GTRK "Vainah "
1350 / 2x5 / Ust- Kan and Ust- Ulagan Altai Republic / GTRK " Gorny Altai "
1395 / 1 / Buguruslan, Orenburg region / GTRK "Orenburg"
1458 / 7 / Kudimkar , Perm / GTRK "Perm"
1476 / 20 / Onguday Altai Republic / GTRK " Gorny Altai "
1485 / 2x1 / Kamenskoe and Keys , Kamchatka Region / GTRK "Kamchatka"
1602 / 1 / Ust -Barguzin , Buryatia / GTRK " Buryatia "
Radio station "Mayak"
828 / 75 / Kyzyl, Tuva Republic
918 / 50 / Makhachkala, Dagestan / GTRK " Dagestan "
Radio station "Vesti FM"
1089 / 1200 / Tbilisskaya, Krasnodar region
1215 / 1200 / Sovetsk, Kaliningrad region
1413 / 500 / poselok Mayak, Prednestrovie
Data as of March 2014 to change.
http://www.dxcourier.ru/rrus.html “RUS-DX” # 768
Anatoly Klepov (21/5-2014)

Hello Idun and all,
In Budapest, Hungary I also received Vesti FM on 1215 and 1413 khz at 00.25-01.00 utc. The quality was good due to the high-power transmitters. I think Vesti fm will stay for a while on mediumwave due to the events surrounding Ukraine and Russia.
the word Vesti means news in english, so the nature of the programme is obvious: news.
Tibor Gaal (4/3-2014)

Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media
BBG press release April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia.

In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), stated that "we are not going to cooperate" with the BBG's request to continue a long-standing contract for broadcasting on Russian soil. Effective at the end of March, this decision removes the last vestige of Voice of America programming - including news in Russian and English-language lessons - from a local frequency in Moscow (810 AM).

"Moscow has chosen to do the wrong thing and restrict free speech," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This is a fundamental value shared by many countries around the world. The BBG will continue to reach audiences in Russia through digital platforms and via satellite transmissions."

Distribution of VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty programming in Russia reached a high point in 2005, when VOA Russian programming was distributed on a nationwide television network and both VOA and RFE/RL had extensive partnerships with domestic Russian radio stations. But starting in that year, the Russian government turned greater attention to these stations and asked them all to re-apply for their licenses. And beginning in 2006, by denying the licenses of the stations that re-applied and intimidating the others, Russian authorities systematically eliminated domestic radio distribution of BBG-supported programs and almost all television distribution. In 2012, Russian authorities forced RFE/RL off its last remaining domestic radio outlet, an AM frequency in Moscow.

"We urge Mr. Kiselev and other Russian authorities to open Russian airwaves to more of our programs and those of other international broadcasters," Shell added. "We're asking for an even playing field: As Moscow's media crackdown deepens, Russian media - including Russia Today television, which is under Mr. Kiselev's authority - enjoy open access to the airwaves in the United States and around the world. The Russian people deserve the same freedom to access information."

Kiselev, known for his strident anti-Western and homophobic views on Russian state television, was appointed in December 2013 to lead Russia Today. At the same time the Voice of Russia and the RIA Novosti news agency were merged into Russia Today. [...]
Dr. Hansjoerg Biener (4/4-2014)

Some of our Scandinavian members might be able to catch this?

"ZS1SDR AM Broadcasting
Hi, all!
We are glad to inform you that for tomorrow [Oct. 9th] we have planned a
test AM transmission. Of course ZS-1 will be used.
1593kHz, power 10W PEP. Just music for the beginning...
We are going to start at 12:00 UTC and finish at 13:00-13:30 UTC.
The frequency belongs to the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (Russian Federation).
Coordinates of the station: 59.902799,30.489243
In future a power amplifier will be added and broadcasting will be more regular.
Best regards,
Gromov Alexandr "

73s Tracey Gardner, mwcircle yg (8/10-2013)

From Ivan Lebedevsky on mwmasts list:
And here another sad news. Radio Teos, which broadcasts on 1089 kHz, in St. Petersburg, has also reduced their broadcasts, and the new transmission times are - 05.00 UTC - 13.00 UTC and only on Mondays to Fridays. No more broadcasts on weekends.
WRTH on Facebook (6/10-2013)

All Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) in 2014 will completely stop broadcasting Radio Russia on long wave and on medium wave in the regions, as said to Digit.ru an industry source .

This will be another step to reduce the broadcasting of public radio on the far broadcasting in the regions of Russia.
As previously reported by Digit.ru, March 14, stopped broadcasting on longwave and medium wave radio station Mayak after which the station can be heard only in a few dozen cities, where works few transmitters on FM.
Deputy General Director Sergei Arkhipov of VGTRK confirmed plans on switching off broadcasting Radio Russia on long wave and to reduce broadcasts on medium wave. He said that Radio Russia in the NE will be turned off where the radio station is broadcasting on shortwave and FM. Reduction of broadcasting will happen, according to Arkhipov, due to the decreased of funding of VGTRK in 2014.

Ivan Lebedevsky, St. Petersburg, Russia via nordx yg (4/10-2013)

Hello Friends,
On 15 march, fellow dxer James Robinson asked if
Radio Mayak's cuts will affects the 198 khz outlet of Radio Mayak.
Yes, it affects. Since the evening of 14th (thursday) of March i hear Radio Mayak neither on 198, nor on 549 and on 1143 khz.
The disappearance of R. Mayak from 198 and 549 khz didn't open dx possibilities on my location since Mayak didn't caused huge interference with BBC radio 4 while 549 khz remains overcrowded with stations.
The 1143 khz is a bit different: I hear Bolshakovo (Kalinyingrad region of Russia) which transmitted R. Mayak and it was shared with Voice of Russia (VOR). VOR's schedule didn't changed. But Mayak's disappearance opened possibilities to hear other stations including AFN (American Forces Network) after VOR switches off at 21.00 UTC.

Tibor Gaal, Hungary (18/3-2013)
Receiver: Sony ICF SW-7600G with its built-in antenna.

The story about the LW and MW frequencies closing in Russia, does that include 198 kHz, which used to be able to be heard in the UK underneath Radio 4 just before the pips lat at night.
Interesting that LW and MW is becoming less popular although it is hardly surprising given other means of broadcasting are of better quality.
James Robinson (15/3-2013)

Yes, it includes 198 kHz.
Source: WRTH on Facebook (15/3-2013)

All R. Mayak LW/MW transmitters except Kyzyl 828 kHz and Makhachkala 918 kHz are expected to close on 14th March. Mayak will continue on lower FM band (66-74 MHz) in Moscow and 51 other centres and on higher FM band (87.5-108 MHz) as previously.
WRTH on Facebook (13/3-2013)

At the present time, 1300 local Finnish time on 26.12, there is no sign of any Russian station on 198 kHz. BBC Radio 4 is heard faintly with a sinpo of 25342. I wonder have the Russians shut down ahead of their earlier publicised 31.12 date?
My location is Tampere, Finland and I'm using a variety of Sony sets and a special LW loop antenna.
David Mawby (26/12-2012)

may be an irregularity (?)
At least now in Kremenchuk,UKR it is audible, at fair level, exactly on 198.000 kHz, Russ pop, program should be RSMayak, Moscow (// 549)
73 - merry Xmas! Vlad Titarev via mwdx yg (26/12-2012)

Two Mayak stations audible here in Romania on 198 kHz at 1347 UTC.
Tudor Vedeanu via mwdx yg (26/12-2012)

Yes, two strong Mayaks with echo heard now at 1520, so both Olgino and Kurovskaya are on at least now.
73, Mauno Ritola FIN via mwdx yg (26/12-2012)

From around 7st of September 2009,
Radio Kavkaz has a 24 hour, 7 days a week schedule according to my observation on 171 khz longwave. I think they doesn't using the name 'Radio Free Chechnia' anymore. My location doesn't make it possible to monitor Radio Kavkaz's mediumwave frequency of 657 kHz. My QTH is Magyarlak, western part of Hungary.
Tibor Gaal (17/12-2009)

Here's my translation of the news that appeared in Russian Open_DX conference today:

The medium wave transmitter of
R.Mayak in Kazan on 1521 kHz has been turned off. I called radio/TV transmitting center and was told it's for good - that's VGTRK's decision.
Now we can enjoy China Radio International on AM, too :-(((
Dmitry Mezin, Kazan (5/11-2009)

Here's the formal announcement in Russian:
Mayak's AM relay in Kazan was closed down on Nov.1. If I'm not mistaken it was a 20-kW transmitter.
Sergei via dxld yg (5/11-2009)

I could still hear "program Kavkaz golos Rossii" April 19th 16:30 UTC. I couldn't understand Russian, the tone of announncer was very low, heavy and slow. Something was different as usual.
171kHz 16:30~17:30 program was going.
Tsunehito Inoue (20/4-2009)