I’m just noticing that the Mongolian transmitters on 164, 209 & 227 are no longer audible on the Novosibirsk and Novokuzhnezk Kiwi-SDRs. They usually come through with a reasonably clear signal.
Have we heard anything to suggest that these transmissions have ceased?

Regards, Conor Burns (2023-06-04)


There is another good news from middle east.
The legendary station “Sawt Al-Arab” which has gone from MW last year, now is back on air.

It can be received as it was in a past on 621 kHz with less power, than it was in a past (it was 1 MWh tx)

Now it seems that the power is not more than 100 KWh. The modulation quality is typical for other many Egyptian stations with characteristic sound distortion.

Alexei Lubich, Israel (2023-06-04)


Imminent closures of NDBs in Canada, where 12 NDBs will close on June 15th.
The Canadian ministry has published these lists from time to time.  NDB operations are of course virtually the only longwave uses in N. America.
So it’s getting to be pretty quiet down there.

Ben Dawson (2023-06-04)

Longwave to go away

James Cridland writes:
4 June 2023

In the UK, BBC Radio 4 is, finally, coming off LW: at least, separate scheduling for LW is to cease in March 2024, so that’s an end to The Daily Service and the longer (and superior) version of Yesterday In Parliament there (they shift to DAB station Radio 4 Extra). It’ll be off completely by Dec 2027.

The BBC says, confusingly, that the changes are “in anticipation of the closure of the LW platform, owned and operated by a third party, which is coming to the end of its life as a technology.” This seems a little disingenuous – LW isn’t “owned and operated by a third party”, though BBC Radio 4’s LW transmitters are owned and operated by Arqiva, just like their FM and DAB transmission network.

RTÉ Radio 1 came off 252 kHz LW in the middle of April. In Denmark, DR Langbølge will cease at the end of this year, and in Iceland, the RÚV will cease next year. That’ll leave just stations from Poland, Mongolia, Romania and Morocco on the waveband (and good luck getting the Mongolian output even now, since they’re on non-standard frequencies).

It looks as if LW is rapidly heading for total closure.

Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2023-06-04)


According to Google the NDB at 52° 24′ 0.82″ N, 13° 37′ 20.9″ E is gone.
It was used for the Berlin-Schönefeld airport.

Marco (2023-06-04)

Scotland / Italy

June 6, 2023: Radio Six 60th anniversary special
(Google translated from German)
On June 6th 1963 four school children started their own radio station in the attic of a house on the seafront in Ardrossan (Ayrshire). Cobbled together with tin cans, clockwork gramophones and lots of wire, the opening day’s broadcasts were fed into a radio receiver two floors below. After many adversities and changes, Radio Six now broadcasts 24/7 on the Internet (*2000) and has around 30 AM, FM and digital stations worldwide as partners. But there is also a shortwave story that was revived in 2020 after a hiatus of several years on Channel 292. Programming comes from a purpose built headquarters (Radio Six International, The Studio, Port Ramsay, Isle of Lismore, Argyll PA34 5UN, Scotland) on the Isle of Lismore, a tiny Inner Hebrides island between Oban on the mainland and the much larger Isle trash in the west.

To mark the station’s 60th anniversary, there will be a specially produced original program on June 6, 2023 with all the current station presenters. It comes 00:00-24:00 UTC on and terrestrially via Channel 202 Rohrbach on 9670 kHz and with partners in New Zealand on VHF 88.2 and 107.6 MHz. There is also a 2 hour live program Sixty Swinging Years with Tony Currie on 1323kHz from the Nexus IBA station in Milan, Italy. It airs 7pm-9pm on 1323kHz.

On this occasion a special e QSL card will be issued and reception reports are welcome. They can be sent to during the broadcast (with probable on-air mentions) and will likely be first confirmed in the broadcast on air. On previous occasions, receipt reports were also confirmed by post but had to be accompanied by return postage.

Dr. Hansjörg Biener to A-DX iog (2023-06-03)