Sunday, December 31, 2017


Please be advised that Marconi Radio International (MRI) will be on the air today Sunday, 31 December 2017 as follows:

10.30-12.30 and 13.15-15.15 UTC. The frequency is 7720 kHz (USB mode). Reception reports to this E-mail address: 
marconiradiointernational (at)
Last but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet. You can also forward this message to a friend.

Via Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain

Saturday, December 30, 2017

AIR special frequencies for new year!

AIR special frequencies noted now from 0525 UTC Sunday 31 Dec 2017 with Mann Ki Baat program by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi on 7520 9380 9865 9940 11730 and on all other AIR stations on MW SW FM till 0600 UTC

Please see:

Most statiions of AIR will have special programs on MW/SW/FM to usher in the new year tonight. Hence they will have extended broadcasts tilll past 1830 UTC (0000 hrs IST).

The following SW channels are of interest

4760 Port Blair
4800 Hyderabad
4835 Gangtok
4870 Shillong
4920 Chennai
4950 Srinagar
5010 Trivandrum
5050 Jeypore


9380 Aligarh (National Channel)

Happy New Year to all DX India members, readers & SWLs!

Via Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta dxindia yg 

International DX Convention

The 69th annual International DX Convention in Visalia, California, takes place April 20-22 at the Visalia Convention Center. The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC) sponsors the 2018 event. Online convention registration opens on January 15 at 1700 UTC. The Saturday banquet program will be on the 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. Convention co-chairs are Cathy Gardenias, K6VC, and Kris Jacob, KC6TOD. E-mail for more information.
Via Mike Terry

Friday, December 29, 2017


TCD EYEBALL MEET is scheduled on 25th March 2018 Sunday.  Venue: Infant Jesus School,Lady's Seat Road, Yercaud.  All are cordially invited to join us. You are requested to register through the link given below.*          

TCD Team
For any query, contact
Subbu          VU2ZUB  Mobile: 7760507999      
Kannan       VU3PCP   Mobile: 9943879349
Kalyan         VU3LLL    Mobile: 9942128326
Chellappan VU2BFO  Mobile:  9443934141

For accommodation please contact 
Mr.Ajith , Yercaud
Mob: 09345262672 
Via Lion Vijayan Sadayappa

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First annual convention of Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club

Dear Hams and SWLs,

I am pleased to invite you to the first annual convention of Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club. Take time to read through this page and the schedule. We have lined up many interesting events to make this your best convention experience. 
Registration fee is kept very low to make it affordable to everyone. LARC neither seeks any funding nor wants it. Instead, we manage with whatever the delegates can contribute. So, please help yourself. 
We will be setting up an amazing flea market that will sell many transceiver kits, PCBs, torroids, Used rigs, antennas, etc. The entire schedule is packed up 12 really great and very interesting talks, half a dozen demonstrations of everything that starts from Using Baofeng for satellites to stand-alone SDRs. 
Food: A simple lunch is provided on both days, tea is available round the clock. If you want the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, you can pre-order it on the registration form. (We won't be able to arrange for it for spot registrations)
Accommodation: We are making few arrangements for stay close to the venue. The details available on our website
Travel: we will have volunteers at the railway stations, airport and the bus station on the morning of 26th to guide you to the venue or to your place of stay.  

Here are the brief highlights:
12 sessions: On the 26th, we have a day packed with the best brains of India talking and showing how to work with Raspberry PI, satellites, design antennas on PCs, etc. 
 Homebrew Contest: Grab away a all band HF transceiver as the first prize and a 40 meter SSB transceiver as the second prize. The contest is open to all delegates, bring your homebrew project and enter into the contest (No matter what it is a TRX or a simple oscillator or a piece of test equipment)
Eyeball Contest:  Take a VHF/UHF handheld transceiver by logging the largest number of signatures on the eyeball day.
Flea MarketBuy project PCBs, toroids, tools, cables, accessories, junk, radios
Club Night:  Talk about your club activities, show off your projects, events and club members' rigs

KiCad workshopBring your laptop and learn to design PCBs with SP Bhatnagar's night workshop

uBITX workshopFor Rs.7000, you can build your own all band HF transceiver in one evening with Farhan. Bring your tools and wire up the board!
EyeballBuy and sell, meet and greet and watch great demonstrations of radio control flying, working satellites, putting up hex-beams and more 
I hope to see you at LARC'18 soon.
Rajan, VU2KNN 

Monday, November 13, 2017

List of Private FM stations

See official list of Private FM stations  / Community Radio stations  in India 
in Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India website (in searchable format)

Private FM stations:

Community Radio stations: 

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS via dx india)

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Book on Ham Radio

The second Tamil book on Ham Radio series will be released on the "Public Service Broadcasting Day (Nov 12)" in the All India Radio, Chennai at 13 Nov 2017, 4.30 pm.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New AIR Stations

The following stations/ channels of All India Radio in North East India were inaugurated on 2 Oct 2017:

Goalpara 102.6 MHz 1 kW
Longtherai 102.5 MHz 5 kW (Dhalai Dist)
Lumding 101.5 MHz 1 kW
Nutan Bazar101.2 MHz 1 kW (Cachar Dist)

Ukhrul-100.5 MHz 1 kW

Cherrapunji 102.0 MHz 1 kW
Tura 101.7 MHz 5 kW

(Via Jose Jacob, VU2JOS)

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B17 Radio schedules

The B17 Radio schedules have been published online by the HFCC today:
Note: Schedules are still subject to change as the season B17 has not started yet
(B17 starts on Sunday 29th October)

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Practical Wireless and RadioUser magazines have been bought by Warners Group Publications

August 17, 2017  

Roger Hall & Steve Hunt have made the following announcement on the PW Publishing website:

We are very pleased to announce that Practical Wireless and RadioUser magazines have been bought by Warners Group Publications, a Lincolnshire-based multi-million-pound turnover publishing company that specialises in producing magazines, websites and events for niche hobbies. 

They believe that both Practical Wireless and RadioUser are an ideal fit with their business and have assured us they plan to use their publishing expertise and size to help develop both titles, giving them an assured long-term future.

Both Steve and I are aware that we were only the most recent custodians of two historic titles, Practical Wireless dating from 1932 and the RadioUser with its roots in Short Wave Magazine from 1937. 

That's why, when we decided to retire after being in publishing for almost 40 years, first with IPC and then with PW Publishing, we felt it was important to find a reputable company with the expertise and resources to make sure they will continue to be published for many years to come. In Warners, we believe we have found just such a company and both PW and RU will continue to be the country's best-selling radio magazines. 
Over the next few weeks we will be handing over all aspect of our business to Warners and they will be publishing both titles from the October issues onwards.

The new Publisher will be Rob McDonnell ( and the new Group Advertising Manager will be Claire Ingram ( 

Our existing Editors, Don Field and Georg Wiessala, will remain with their respective magazines. In addition, I will be staying on in a consultancy role to help with the transition and to assist Warners going forwards.
We'd both like to thank all of you for the support you've given us and the magazines in the past; it's been an interesting few decades.

For the next three months, Webscribe will continue to administer subscriptions, to assure a seamless handover, and new contact details will be forthcoming in due course.

Roger Hall & Steve Hunt
PW Publishing Limited

• Our thanks to Len, GM0ONX for spotting this item

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

அகில இந்திய வானொலி கடந்த நிதி ஆண்டில் ரூ.455 கோடி வருமானம் ஈட்டி சாதனை!

அகில இந்திய வானொலி கடந்த நிதி ஆண்டில் ரூ.455 கோடி வருமானம் ஈட்டி சாதனை!

State-owned broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) recorded a revenue of Rs455 crore in the year ended 31 March, surpassing its annual target of Rs450 crore.

All India Radio, owned by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, had reported a revenue of Rs447 crore in 2015-16.

Via Alokesh Gupta

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AIR likely to launch new Dzongkha service for Bhutan

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) National broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is likely to launch a new language service -- Dzongkha -- for Bhutan, a move seen to strengthen ties with the neighbouring country.

Dzongkha will take the total foreign language offering of AIR's External Services Division (ESD) to 16 which includes French, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, English, Pashto, Nepali, Tibetan, Urdu and Baluchi.

It will also broadcast programmes for Indian diaspora in 12 languages, including Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Bangla, Telugu and Kannada.

"The plan has been approved for Dzongkha service. It will be launched soon. It is part of soft diplomacy," an official source said.

Bhutan, the first foreign country which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited after assuming office in 2014, shares cordial relations with India and is a model for good neighbourly relations, he added.

Initially, the ESD will broadcast cultural programmes in Dzongkha language.

India and Bhutan have joint ventures in various areas, including hydro-electric power generation, education, trade, health and culture.

A one hour daily Dzongkha language service is proposed between 6.00 am and 7.00 am IST.

Either a transmitter in Kurseong, a hill station some 32 kms from Darjeeling in West Bengal, or in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, will be used to broadcast the new service.

The Ministry of External Affairs will help in hiring language professionals from Bhutan to run this service.

Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

OE17M - International Marconi Day Special Event Station

The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archive Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate for 72 hours only, a special event station with the callsign OE17M on Friday, April 21st­Sunday, April 23rd (00:00-24:00 UTC).

OE17M is an official "International Marconi Day" station.

Contacts made on Saturday, April 22nd, are valid for the IMD Award.

QSL info available at:

Via Alokesh Gupta

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Special AIR programmes on 70th Indo-Russia ties anniversary

The All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast special programmes on its domestic and external network to mark the 70th anniversary of Indo-Russia diplomatic relationship.

Details at :

Via Alokesh Gupta

Thursday, March 30, 2017

BBC makes 1920s Radio Times magazines available

The BBC has made the earliest issues of the complete Radio Times magazines 1923-1929 publicly available online for the first time

This release is part of the BBC Genome Project - a digitised searchable database of programme listings - from 1923 to the end of 2009.

More at :

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Airspy unveils Airspy HF+ specs

Airspy has unveiled details of upcoming Airspy HF+ at :

Technical specifications

HF coverage between DC .. 31 MHz
VHF coverage between 60 .. 260 MHz
-138 dBm MDS at 500Hz bandwidth in HF
-142 dBm MDS at 500Hz bandwidth in VHF
+26 dBm IIP3 on HF at maximum gain
+13 dBm IIP3 on VHF at maximum gain
110 dB dynamic range in HF
95 dB dynamic range in VHF
120 dB Image Rejection
Very low phase noise PLL (-110 dBc/Hz @ 1kHz separation @ 100 MHz)
+10 dBm Maximum RF input
No Silicon RF switch to introduce IMD in the HF path
Routable RF inputs
Wide Band RF filter bank
Tracking RF filters
Sharp IF filters
Smart AGC with real time optimization of the gain distribution
All RF inputs are matched to 50 ohms
2 x High Dynamic Range Sigma Delta ADCs @ up to 36 MSPS
600 kHz alias and image free output
18 bit Digital Down Converter (DDC)
0.5 ppm high precision, low phase noise clock
4 x Programmable GPIO's
No drivers required! 100% Plug-and-play on Windows Vista, Seven, 8, 8.1 and 10
Industrial Operating Temperature: -45°C to 85°C