REVIEW: MIDXB #47, June 1996
All the frequencies are in kHz (otherwise noted).
This review I would like to begin with full translation of my item
entitled "Situation". Here it is.
In March this year Konstantin Gusev (one of the editors of MIDXB) send a
letter to the "Voice of Russia" with request of full station schedule to
be able to publish it and send to a great deal of DX-ers in CIS and other
countries who are interested in broadcasting from Russia. The answer
wasn't delayed. In big (A4 format) color envelope there was only one sheet
of paper with the following (this is the original text because in Russian
State organization English is seemed to be an official language):
"Dear Mr. Gusev,
We have received your letter sent by E-mail, in which you
offer us cooperation in distributing our program schedules.
At this point we would like to inform you that we reserve
the monopoly in sending out the Voice of Russia program schedules
to our listeners worldwide, using all means available, including
We regret to say we can offer you cooperation on a
commercial basis only.
The World Service in English"
I think no commentaries needed here. Only several notes. In my practice
and I think in your also such announcement about commercial distributing
of program schedules is the first and unique. Mr. Zhamkin offers us to pay
him for we will distribute on free base and publish his station schedule.
About the monopoly in sending out the Voice of Russia program schedules
we can judge by a lot of requests to help to receive Voice of Russia
schedule which we receive via different ways. This response of functionary
of broadcasting sais us once again how far we went away from our
"beautiful past". Up until now Russian DX-ers have very little
possibilities to help foreign DX-ers in receiving information about
Russian stations. More over we ourselves often receive such information
from our colleges abroad. It's very sad.
Also in this issue:
* Band News: SW includes
- very unusual frequency of Radio Bulgaria;
- new project of NEXUS-IBA and WRMI;
- Lithuanian Radio drops relay time on SW;
- new stations in Peru;
- Russian station "Meditsina dlya Vas" (Medicine for you) picked up on
- frequency changes of Radio Sweden and Radio Yugoslavia Russian
and many other items.
* Day By Day presents program schedule of the English service of Radio
* Catches In The Air cover this time frequencies between 999 and 17865
* In Schedules you can find:
- Radio Austria International English Service;
- Radio Bangladesh;
- KFBS from Saipan;
- list of DX-programs from AWR;
- Radio Romania International;
- Radio Prague.
* In QSL-corner achievements of our colleges.
* In Utility Broadcasting there are aircraft stations and results of
monitoring of Russia's Meteo-stations.
* Technique of receiving presents a couple ideas for Ishim-003 and brief
review of portable Lowe and Sangean.
* In this issue we begin to publish translation of "Digital Signals" by
Stan Scalsky and Mike Chace.
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