The TWR Asia Center in Kyrgyzstan.
For the Trans World Radio, medium waves are the best investment and they remain viable to reach target audiences in the remote parts of the world. In addition, medium waves have the ability to travel great
distances at night and also to cover rough terrain.
That’s why the Red River Tx site near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, became a home to two sections of TWR:
1. PANI on 1467 kHz and
2. CAMENA on 1287 kHz.
PANI stands for Pakistan, Afghanistan and North India and
CAMENA for Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
In addition to TWR broadcasts, Kyrgyz Radio broadcast on 612 kHz from this transmitter center. The TWR CAMENA started broadcasting their programs in March of 2003 with a power of 150 kW. The station was closed at the end of 2016, because the transmitter, which dated from the time of the USSR, was out of order.
CAMENA’s Central Asian Broadcasts had been reduced and moved to the PANI transmitter on 1467 kHz. For the frequency 1467 kHz a directional antenna from 4 masts went into operation in 2014 with an output of 500 kW.
Then in 2019 the TWR had bought 2 transmitters from Germany at a very good price and reinstalled them on the Red River site. The diplexer made it possible to couple two transmitters to reach 200 kW. With a new directional antenna it became possible to cover some 60 million people dispersed in the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, in the valley of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and in Afghanistan, North West of China, North of India and Africa – to 10 countries.
In the last period of time – in 2020-2021 – the TWR was on the air on 612 kHz, 200 kW for the TWR Europe and CAMENA and also on 1467 kHz, 500 kW for the TWR PANI.
In 2022 the TWR CAMENA is just on 1467 kHz in different languages.
The TWR Asia Center in Kyrgyzstan
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 20:15:19 UTC
Glenn Hauser, WOR iog (2022-08-24)