Argentina & Finland

Radio in Argentina
Argentina was a world pioneer in broadcasting, being the third country in the world to make its first regular broadcasts in 1920, having been the first Spanish-speaking country in Latin America to offer daily radio broadcasts. The main stations were in Buenos Aires and Córdoba.
In 1921, the transmission of classical music became a daily occurrence. The following year, the assumption of President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear was broadcast live.
Also at that time the first advertisements, called “reclames”, were put on the air. At the end of the decade the radio drama was born.
The introduction of the loudspeakers substantially modified the listening conditions. The receiving apparatus was gaining an important place in the home, gathering around the family. Meanwhile, the multiplication of the stations generated the first conflicts over the airwaves, which led to the first regulations on emission frequencies at the end of the 20s.

Finland 1921
Finnish Amateur Radio League is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Finland was founded in 1921 and has today approximately 5,000 members.
Finnish Radio Association, Finlands Radioförening was a private association founded in Helsinki in 1923 to promote only the interests of radio listeners. The association also passed listening permits to its members.
The organization had about ten local member associations of radiohobbyists around the country. Each local association also owned its own small radio station to serve so-called close listening. The first actual broadcasting station of this organization started operating in Finland in 1923 in Tampere.
Incidentally, nearly all tube radio listeners were already familiar with most European radio stations at that time. Ylisradio was later established in 1926 by merging all those small radio stations into the same broadcasting company whose 1st own powerful Lahti longwave station began broadcasting in 1928.
Kari Kallio (2021-03-05)


Radio Turkiyem from Voorburg has received permission for the LPAM frequency 1224 kHz. The 1485 KHz has been published in Steenwijk and in Coevorden.

Schalkhaar Am has received permission for the LPAM frequency 675 KHz and will test March 12 as can be read on their website
Marco (2021-03-04)


24.2. MW Info: “1233 Dechovka about to close, now with info loop..”
After that the  2nd March Mauno Ritola told on the Finnish DX forum  that KBC Marsabit on 1233 kHz has started to be well audible in his Kiwi SDR receiver in Joensuu in Finland and indeed typical African rhythms were really well audible via his fine long wire antennas.
Acc. to the WRTH 2021 KBC Marsabit works with two 50 kW transmitters; on 1233 kHz sc.  Northeastern Sce. and  on 675 kHz with Swahili Sce. Kenya is a big country with a population of 54 million people. Kenya´s time zone is UTC + 3 h which is the same as the summer time in Finland!

Kari Kallio, Lahti Finland (2021-03-03)

United States

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA and NRC are pleased to announce a DX Test for WENR 1090 kHz in Englewood, TN. The test will run on Sunday, March 14, 2021, starting at Midnight EST (05:00 UTC) until 3:00 AM EDT. *This is a two-hour duration test. The change to daylight savings time occurs just as the test is ending. The station will run only legal voice identification, Morse Code identifications, sweep tones, and sound effects. No music, announcements, or other material. This should maximize the chances of DX’ers hearing this rare daytime station.
Reception reports and verifications will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee of the NRC/IRCA. You can send them via e-mail only to:
We are modifying our rules for verifications to reflect the reality of limited time and resources.
Please read carefully: Reports via e-mail only:
Reports must include a recording of the best two minutes or less of your reception in .MP3, or .WAV formats. Short video clips of your reception on an SDR screen, your equipment, and/or antennas are also welcome. E-mail for details on sending very large files if need be. Must include your location, receiver, and antenna used. Other details welcome. Written details of the test welcome, but verifications will not be provided unless a recording is included. No exceptions. All reception reports must be received by April 12th, 2021. No reports accepted via US Mail. Please be patient. Replies and verifications could take 6-8 weeks. Our priority is in scheduling additional tests, not providing QSLs.
This test would not be possible with the generosity of many. First, the station owner Michael Beverly who agreed to this test after a recent upgrade of the station’s automation equipment. Chief Engineer George Hudson encouraged the station to use the testing of new remote and automation controls as the bias for this special event. Phil Bytheway of the International Radio Club of America started all this rolling by reaching out to George Hudson months ago as part of his specialized sub-interest of collection radio station promotional materials. Paul Walker, Joe Miller, KC80, and our newest members, Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, and George Santulli. These folks do all the real work of the CPC and never get enough credit.
73, Les Rayburn, N1LF121 Mayfair ParkMaylene, AL 35114EM63nfNRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman.
Leslie Gammascorch to fb group (2021-03-03)


Album AM will be temporarily unavailable from March 1 on 846 kHz, but this frequency will be retained until further notice.
Testing on 1251 kHz will soon be carried out, the license for this frequency was announced on June 12, 2020.
There was no need to start using the 1251 kHz earlier, but now it is time to test and convert the antenna.
No program will be broadcast during maintenance, but when the antenna is operational, you can listen to Album AM on 846 kHz or 1251 kHz.
Album AM (2021-03-03)

United Kingdom

 Ofcom has approved the transfer of the following local commercial licences:

Area Station name Previous Licensee New Licensee
North London Asian FX A Spokesman Said Limited Panjab Radio Limited
AsianFX Radio (Panjab Radio House, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0TH, ( broadcasts on 1584 to North London. According to the web site, the station promises to be the „home of non-stop Bollywood, Bhangra, Mainstream Western and specialist underground shows such as House and Garage, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, RnB, Dubs and Reggae to name a few. We guarantee to play more great songs than any other radio station in London, make sure AsianFx Radio is one of your pre-set stations on your DAB digital radio.“ Medium wave is still not mentioned.
The 1584 AM licence was originally won by London Turkish Radio, which launched in 1990. It was later taken over by Panjab Radio which swapped it with Love Sport to acquire the wider heard frequency 558 kHz. Love Sport failed. So Panjab Radio could put another programme on their original medium wave frequency. The 1584 licence runs until 16 August 2026. 2 March 2021, additional information  by
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-03-02)

United Kingdom

Ofcom recently extended the licences of numerous community radio stations for five years. The list includes Radio Warrington (28 Edward Gardens, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4QT, broadcasting on 1332 kHz  “from the town, for the town”. The licence now runs until 15 May 2026. The station started in 2007 as an internet station since March 2007. With no FM frequency available in the region, Radio Warrington accepted a community radio licence for medium wave in 2014. However, the start of terrestrial broadcasting was delayed until 2016 because the search for a transmitter location and the construction of the system was more complicated than for VHF
. 2 March 2021, additional information by Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-03-02)

Asian MW Conditions

The last two nights have been improved for Asian MW.
In particular, 909 KHz China, and 1386 KHz NHK Japan. This is a welcome improvement over the poor summer months that was plagued by electrical storm static.
The Gary DeBock design 40 inch square PVC loop excels at bringing up 1386 Japan out of the noise. There is a notable contrast between the Indian Bollywood songs aired on 1386 KHz Auckland, NZ, and no-nonsense NHK Japanese female announcers.
The locally generated QRM on 909 KHz has fortunately gone.
The best compromise here for MW DX on 9 KHz channels is the indoor 40″ PVC loop inductively coupled to a Sangean PR-D3. The PR-D3 is identical to the Crane CC 2E, except the switchable narrow bandwidth feature.
The usual nightly routine is to watch TV (usually in my case, 1950s and 1960s U.S. TV series and films), then try MW DX starting no earlier than 2330 local time. It is a challenge staying awake till 0030. Anything later, e.g. 0130 LT, usually guarantees a hangover the next day. But that is one of the challenges with Asian MW, because the optimal reception window is between circa 2330 to 0200 local Sydney time.
One recent discovery is that my 26 inch (nominal) diameter hula-hoop loop dimensions is actually 21″ height, 23″ width. Karl at PK loops tried to make the tank coil diameter dimension larger, but it would not tune up to 1710 KHz. Hence the version I have is the largest available that tunes 520 to 1710.
Regards, Todd, Sydney, AU to ICDX-AM (2021-03-01)