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Hello shortwave listeners! I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be doing a special broadcast of VORW Radio International on Saturday the 18th of July and Sunday the 19th of July. This is purely being done for the fun of it and no other reason.

The show will feature music from the 1960s to Present, listener music requests, comments and responses to listener emails. Really I just hope for it to be something enjoyable to listen to!

There will be a 1 Hour show on Saturday and a 2 Hour show on Sunday. The broadcasts will be transmitted live for listeners in Europe from Moosbrunn, Austria and repeated for listeners in North America from WRMI in Florida.

Here is the broadcast schedule in UTC Time:

(LIVE) Saturday 1700 UTC – 6070 kHz – Moosbrunn 300 kW – Europe, The Middle East & Africa

Saturday 2200 UTC – 9395 kHz – WRMI 100 kW – North America

(LIVE) Sunday 1300 UTC – 1500 UTC – 6070 kHz – Moosbrunn 100 kW – Europe

Sunday 2100 UTC – 7780 kHz – WRMI 100 kW – Eastern North America

Monday 0200 UTC – 5850 kHz – WRMI 100 kW – North America

A QSL will be given to any and all listeners who submit reception reports. Feedback is most welcome at vorwinfo@gmail.com

I hope you can tune in!

Hello shortwave listeners! I never like doing any self-promotion but nobody would know about this otherwise. Coming up this Tuesday the 25th of December (Christmas) I will have a special 1 hour program broadcast to North America on 9350 kHz via WWCR (100 kW) at the time of 2100 UTC, 3 PM Central or 4 PM Eastern. The show will feature some lively talk and mixed music - some Christmas tunes and some alternative/indie/classic rock music as well. I just hope for it to be a fun show on Christmas afternoon for whoever listens. Spread the word to any DX groups that might be interested. Feedback is most welcome at vorwinfo@gmail.com and I've even designed a special QSL just for this program.

Hope you can listen in,

John J. (VORW Radio Int.)

Shortwave Pirate / Relay Station 5010 AM 1630 UTC 01 Feb 2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 1633 UTC »
Picking up the Relay Station on the NE Pennsylvania WebSDR, 5010 kHz signal S7 - S9 with fading, mixed music comprised mostly of oldies.

I can't pick the signal up on my Tecsun PL-660 here in Florida but I'm enjoying the show on the WebSDR!

Edit at 1848 UTC - Thank you so much for relaying my radio show "VORW Radio Int." I appreciate it very much!

Fair to good signal on the K3FEF WebSDR in northeast Pennsylvania.

S7 signal, peaking at S9 on 5200 kHz.

Mix of 80s music.

Good to hear The Relay Station again!

Shortwave Broadcast / VORW Radio Int 7490 kHz 0023 UTC April 21st
« on: April 21, 2017, 0024 UTC »
S9 signal with fading, music and commentary by male announcer.

Listening with a Tecsun PL-660 receiver, telescopic antenna.

Great signal with fading in Central Florida, using the 20 ft long wire antenna tonight.

Mixed music with commentary.

My radio program, VORW Radio International heard at S9 level with fading here in Central Florida, listening on a Tecsun PL-660 receiver with a 20 ft long wire antenna.

Listening in Central Florida with a Tecsun PL-660 and a 40 ft. long wire antenna.

Signal is S7 with fading, peaks at S9.

Good music with commentary by OM.

Shortwave Broadcast / BBC World Service 17640 kHz 1629 UTC
« on: January 15, 2017, 1631 UTC »
Heard at S9 +20 strength on my Tecsun PL-660 receiver, 30 ft wire antenna, live sports coverage in English - always exciting to listen to!

Shortwave Broadcast / BBC World Service on 7445 kHz 0500 UTC
« on: November 22, 2016, 0503 UTC »
Excellent signal of the BBC World Service in English on 7445 kHz, political news about Trump, S9 +10 signal.

Listening with a Tecsun PL-660 receiver sitting on my table with just the telescopic antenna, closest BBC transmission to a North American service.

Too bad they don't use this frequency more, perhaps with they're budget increase they can stay on 7445 kHz for 3 hours or so instead of 1. Doubtful though.

Shortwave Broadcast / Voice of America English 17895 kHz 1742 UTC
« on: November 02, 2016, 1749 UTC »
Great signal of the VOA's English Service on seasonal frequency of 17895 kHz via The Vatican. I've been listening every day between 1600 - 1800 UTC and signals are consistently good at that time.

1600 - 1630 Africa News Tonight, news pertinent to the African Continent.
1630 - 1700 The Sonny Side of Sports, miscellaneous sports news.
1700 - 1730 VOA International Edition, world news as well as science & political updates.
1730 - 1800 Up Front, Pop Culture program with many interviews.

Great signal, great programs, great to have the VOA to listen to every afternoon.

Central Florida, Tecsun PL-660.

The Voice of Greece with standard musical programming and talk in the Greek Language.

9420 kHz - 55555 very strong signal!!
9935 kHz - 55545 signal of near equal strength, more fading is observed in this transmission however.

Great signals and programming all around, audible in North America. Great to have the Voice of Greece here to keep me company this evening.

Very strong signal, SINPO of 55555 with news in Creole by a male announcer. VOA Interval Signal heard at 1958 UTC followed by immediate news about Hurricane Matthew at 2000 UTC.

Listening in Florida on my Tecsun PL-660 receiver, 30 ft long wire antenna.


The VOA now has several special transmissions in English and Creole for Haiti during and after Hurricane Matthew. These transmissions should provide some of the best VOA reception in North America in a long time. The schedule is below.

VOA emergency shortwave coverage for Haiti in Creole & English has started as follows via Greenville [North Carolina]:

2200-0200 7305 kHz
0200-1200 7405 kHz
1200-1630 9565 kHz

I've been listening to the 9565 kHz transmission for the last hour, armchair quality reception on my Tecsun PL-660 with the telescopic antenna only half extended. Signal is S9 +40 here in Florida, VOA English Service with news and music from 1400 - 1430 UTC, Creole News Broadcast from 1430 - 1440, now back with music at 1441.

Shortwave Broadcast / BBC World Service on 17830 kHz 17:40 UTC
« on: June 22, 2016, 1743 UTC »
Excellent signal in New York when listening with a 15 ft long wire antenna, SINPO of all 5's, Focus on Africa with a program regarding job growth in Tunesia.

Great to hear such a good signal on 17830 kHz.

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