Voice of Vietnam VOV1 on 1071 kHz since 1 September, with a Nautel 400 kW transmitter at Phuoc Dinh
Village, Ninh Thuan Province for coverage of the South China Sea (or Eastern Sea as VTN calls it). It’s
directional towards 135 degrees.
At night it’s a fair to good signal at my location in Indonesia.

Alan Davies via Mauno RitolaWRTH/ARC to WOR iog (2021-09-20)


Phon Nueng Ror Or (Royal Guard radio sta Bangkok) is very well heard these days following moves for two
of its frequencies to new tx sites outside the Bangkok urban sprawl: 999 kHz now from Kamphaeng Phet
Akkharayothin Camp military base in Samut Sakhon Province, 1422 kHz from right by the coast at Bang Pu
Mai in Samut Prakan Province.
Also R Thailand Education Radio in Surat Thani 1242 kHz was reactivated some months ago.

Alan Davies via Mauno RitolaWRTH/ARC to WOR iog (2021-09-20)


A number of RRI MW frequencies that were normally reliable seem to have gone off air in recent months
including: Surabaya 585, Cirebon 864, Surakarta/Solo 972, Palembang 1287 kHz.
Currently on air:
Bandung 540, Makassar 630, Semarang 801, Madiun 1008, Bandar Lampung 1035, Yogyakarta 1107, Bogor
1242, Banda Aceh 1251, Sungai Liat 1413, and RRI Pro-3 999 via Bandung, Cirebon and Malang (and
possibly also on 999 via a couple of other locations).
The following have been heard in the past few months and are probably also still active now: Gorontalo 1008,
Kupang 1107, Manado 1188, Samarinda 1215, Toli-Toli 1377. Denpasar 1206 was heard for a period earlier
this year, but is now off again.
Among freqs apparently off long-term with technical problems are: Bengkulu 756, Mataram 855, Jember
963, Jayapura 1053, Singaraja 1080, Palangkaraya 1197, Pontianak 1233, Tarakan 1350.
Reportedly on reduced power with tx problems: Ende 783.
Off long term, and unlikely ever to be back: Medan 801, Jakarta 999 and 1332, Banjarmasin 1134.

Alan Davies via Mauno Ritola, WRTH/ARC to WOR iog (2021-09-20)


Brisbane’s 4BC to swap frequencies, moving to 882 AM in October.
Nine Radio has announced that 4BC will swap frequencies with sister station 4BH, moving to 882 AM.
This is the first time a radio station in Brisbane has ever swapped frequencies, and 4BC’s new position on the dial is effective from Friday, October 8, at 8.08am.
From Monday, 4BC launches a major awareness campaign, with on-air promos featuring Breakfast host Neil Breen and a print advertising campaign. Then from October 8, the station will also be giving away $882 a day to listeners in a daily Breakfast competition.

Mediaweek (2021-09-20)


ABC stations off air for planned maintenance [AEST = [UTC +10].
576 and 702 Sydney planned for power reduction operation on Thursday Sept 23 between 13:07 pm to 14:59 pm AEST.
No longer any mention of the previously planned Sept 21 maintenance close for 630 Sydney. It may be still worth checking.
729 and 891 KHz ABC Adelaide, South Australia scheduled to completely switch off Thursday Sept 23 between 1:06 to 1:20 AM AEST.
684 KHz Kempsey off air Tuesday Sept 21, 2021 1:06 to 4:50 AM AEST.
The ABC maintenance website previously was easier to use. All planned maintenance radio shutdowns were listed in date order. Now the only option is to slowly search by typing in area codes (e.g. 2000 Sydney).
More information here

ICDX-AM iog (2021-09-19)


Armia FM (army FM) is starting on AM 810 kHz with 10 kW.
National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine has issued a decision to permit for temporary broadcasts of Armiia FM radio station primarily to the regions occupied by russian troops, using a frequency of 810 kHz in Hirnyk (vul. Terykonna 1A, TOV “Telemerezhi Ukrayiny” mast), Donetsk oblast with output power of 10 kW. Central TV and Radio Studio of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine will get this permission. Period of the temporary broadcast is 1 year from the date of adoption of the decision.

They also link a document in Ukrainian:

Marco (2021-09-18)

With North Macedonia 810 kHz off the air since mid-August it might be heard throughout Europe during the dark hours.

Ydun Ritz (2021-09-18)

United States

WBZ-AM 100 years.
On September 19, 1921, one of America’s oldest radio stations will celebrate its 100th anniversary. On Friday (6/11), the 100-day countdown began to a century of serving New England began for a station currently offering an all-News format, owned today by iHeartMedia.
WBZ-AM 1030, a Class-A 50kw directional facility using 2 towers on the opposite of Nantasket Beach, Mass., is the station already saluting itself. This will see on-air and online vignettes recalling the most memorable moments in the station’s history.
While the oldest Radio station WBZ in Boston is celebrating in New England  its 100th anniversary in 2021, The Billerica Amateur Radio Society, along with the Hampden County Radio Association in Springfield, will be commemorating this anniversary by conducting a special operating event starting at 1300z/9:00 AM EDT September 17 and ending at 0359z September 20/11:59 PM EDT September 19 WBZ began operations on September 15, 1921 at the Westinghouse Works building on Page Boulevard in East Springfield, Massachusetts broadcasting with just 100 watts. In 1931, Westinghouse moved the station to Boston; its 15,000-watt transmitter was moved to Millis. By 1933, Westinghouse increased WBZ’s power to 50,000 watts. In 1940, the transmitter was moved to Hull. The station was made famous with its slogan, “The Spirit of New England.” After WWI, wireless radio grew with an increase in ham radio operators. Amateurs greatly contributed to the advance of the radio arts. One of their contributions was the development of voice modulated radio signals, which used Amplitude Modulation (AM).
WBZ first broadcast using AM 100 years ago. For their efforts, amateurs were granted permanent privileges for frequencies in the 80-, 40-, 20-, and 10-meter shortwave bands by the International Treaty in 1927. The partnership of commercial broadcasting and amateur radio hobbyists was very beneficial to all.

Kari Kallio to nordx iog (2021-09-18)


Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch.
A CME is approaching Earth for a close encounter on Sept. 17th. It will either miss or deliver a glancing blow. Both outcomes are equally possible given uncertainties in the CME’s trajectory. A hit could spark minor G1-class geomagnetic storms and high-latitude auroras.

Mike Terry to WOR iog (2021-09-16)