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Medium wave reception in Kazan     

 
Below is a table of medium wave stations that are more or less regularly heard at my location in Kazan, Russia. It's known that distant reception in this band is only possible during the periods of darkness and dusk. All times are UTC.

The table stores my personal observations for the current broadcasting season (spring 2006 autumn 2006). To see similar data collected during previous seasons, follow the links below:
 
B05: Autumn 2005 Spring 2006
A05: Spring 2005 Autumn 2005
B04: Autumn 2004 Spring 2005
A04: Spring 2004 Autumn 2004
B03: Autumn 2003 Spring 2004
A03: Spring 2003 Autumn 2003
B02: Autumn 2002 Spring 2003

Usage of asterisks: *0500 denotes start of transmission, 2200* denotes end of transmission. Transmitter locations (according to WRTH and/or EMWG) are given in parentheses. Double slash (//) refers to a parallel (usually a stronger one) frequency.

Radio Rossii has a different program schedule for Ural/Siberia/Far East (time zones MSK+2h and more).

After inclusion of regional Russian radio companies into VGRTK the current state of regional broadcasting is unclear. Try to listen at 0600-0800 or 1800-1900 (local time of each city).

Starting from 1 April 2006, Radio station Mayak can only be heard on LW/MW at 0600-1500 local time.

Nationwide networks of Russia (Radio Rossii, Mayak, Radiostantsiya Yunost, Radio Orfey) only broadcast in Russian. Regional stations may have minorities' languages broadcasts.

Last update: 21 May 2006.

500...700 kHz       700...900 kHz          900...1100 kHz
1100...1300 kHz    1300...1500 kHz     1500...1700 kHz
 

500...700 kHz

531 kHz
  • Russia (Cheboksary), Mayak and regional broadcasts, *0200-1100*. Regional broadcasts found on week-days at 0210-0300 and 0310-0400, on Saturday at 0800-0900. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Azarshahr and/or Iranshahr), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0000-0200, 1630-2130.

540 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1830-2130.
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 1900-2100.
  • Kuwait (Sulaibiyah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1830-2100.
  • Russia (Orenburg), Mayak, 0000-0100.

549 kHz
  • Ukraine (Brovary and/or Mykolayiv), 2nd domestic program (Promin), in Ukrainian, 0100-0130, 1730-2130.
  • Azerbaijan (Gäncä), 1st domestic program, in Azerbaijani, *0100-0130
  • Saudi Arabia (Qurayyat), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0000-0100.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 0000-0200, 1600-2130.
  • Egypt (Abu Zaabal), Educational Program, in Arabic, 2030-2100.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii, 0100-0230, 1430-2100. Regional broadcasts not found yet.
  • Syria (Adra or Damascus), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0000-0100, 2100-2130.

576 kHz
  • Unidentified station, weak, after 1700.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii and regional broadcasts, 0000-0100, 1430-1630, 1800-1900. Regional broadcast found week-days at 0000-0030.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 0000-0100, 1600-2100.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0100-0300, 1530-2100.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Herastrau and/or Botosani), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0000-0130, 2000-2100.

612 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1700-1800, 1900-2000. Not quite clear whether the same station was on the air with religious reading at 1630-1700.
  • Russia (Moscow), Gospel Readings [Yevangelskiye Chteniya], in Russian, 2000-2100.
  • Jordan (Amman), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1900-2000.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 1430-2000.

630 kHz
  • Romania (Ortisoara and/or Voinesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0230.
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City), Quran program, in Arabic, 0100-0130.

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii, 1730-1900.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkish 1830-1930*.

648 kHz
  • UAE (Sadiyat), Asianet Radio, in Malayalam, 1700-1800, 1930-2000.

657 kHz
  • Iran (Zahedan or Rasht), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0100-0130.

666 kHz

675 kHz

684 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1730-1800.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii, 0100-0300, 1400-1500, 1700-1800.

700...900 kHz

702 kHz
  • Iran (Kiashahr/Rasht), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Azerbaijani 1630-1700, in Georgian 1700-1800, in Swahili 1800-1830, in Turkish 1830-1930.

711 kHz
  • Egypt (Tanta), Youth and Sports Program, in Arabic, 0100-0130, 1700-1800.

720 kHz

729 kHz
  • UAE (Ras al-Khaimah), Emirate Radio Abu Dhabi, in Arabic, 0100-0130.

738 kHz

747 kHz
  • Iran (Gonbad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1430-1630.

756 kHz

765 kHz

774 kHz

783 kHz

792 kHz

801 kHz
  • Azerbaijan (Pirsaat and Quba), 1st domestic program, in Azerbaijani, 1630-1800. There are probably relays of BBC Azerbaijani service during some time slots.

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Mayak, 0200-0400.
  • Macedonia (Ovce Pole), 1st domestic program, in Macedonian, 0100-0130.
  • UAE (Maqtaa), Radio Holy Quran, in Arabic, 1730-1800.

819 kHz
  • Egypt (Batrah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0100-0200.

828 kHz

837 kHz
  • Ukraine (Taranivka, near Kharkiv), 3rd domestic program (R.Kultura), in Ukrainian, 0300-0400, 1700-1800.

846 kHz

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0100-0600, 1630-1700.
  • Romania (Tancabesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0200.

864 kHz

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites, Samara oblast is the nearest), Radio Rossii, 0100-1700.

882 kHz

891 kHz

900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia (Sovetskiy, Mari El), Mayak and regional broadcasts, 0200-1100*. Regional broadcasts found on week-days at 0300-0400, on Saturdays at 0600-0700. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Tehran), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1600-1700.

909 kHz

918 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk), Radio Rossii, 0100-0200.

927 kHz

936 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii and regional broadcasts, 0100-0130. Regional broadcasts found on week-days at 0100.
  • Syria (Homs), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0100-0130.

945 kHz
  • Russia (Rostov na Donu), Radio Rossii, 0100-0200, 1630-1700.

954 kHz
  • Turkey (Trabzon), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1600-1700.

963 kHz

972 kHz
  • Ukraine (Kopani, near Mykolayiv), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 0400-0430.

981 kHz

990 kHz

999 kHz

1008 kHz

1017 kHz

1026 kHz

1035 kHz

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 0100-0130.

1053 kHz

1062 kHz

1071 kHz

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Radio Rossii, 0100-0700. Regional broadcasts not found yet. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) aired Sundays at 0400-0500.

1089 kHz
  • Russia, Russian International Radio [Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio] (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), in Russian, *0200-0300.
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), Radiokanal Sodruzhestvo, in Russian, 0400-0500.

1098 kHz

1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Russia (Samara), Radio Rodnoye, in Russian and some other languages of the region, 0230-0300.

1116 kHz

1125 kHz

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Mayak, 0130-0230.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Mekhzavod, near Samara), Mayak, 0100-0630.

1152 kHz

1161 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Orfey, *0200-0500, 1330-1400.

1170 kHz
  • Belarus (Sasnovy), 1st domestic program, in Belarusian, 0400-0500.

1179 kHz
  • Romania (Bacau and/or Galbeni), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0130, 0400-0430.

1188 kHz

1197 kHz
  • Unknown station (Iran???), in presumed Persian, 0100-0130.

1206 kHz

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz

1251 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0200-0300.

1260 kHz

1269 kHz

1278 kHz
  • Russia (various towns of Volgograd and Saratov oblasts), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0200-0500.

1287 kHz
  • Russia (Yazykovo, near Ufa), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0200-0430.

1296 kHz

1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz

1323 kHz

1332 kHz

1341 kHz

1350 kHz

1359 kHz

1368 kHz

1377 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0400-0430.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz

1404 kHz

1413 kHz

1422 kHz

1431 kHz

1440 kHz

1449 kHz

1458 kHz

1467 kHz

1476 kHz

1485 kHz

1494 kHz

1500...1700 kHz

1503 kHz

1512 kHz
  • Russia (Ibresi, near Cheboksary), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1400-1430.

1521 kHz
  • Russia (Kazan), Mayak, 0300-1100*.

1530 kHz

1539 kHz

1548 kHz
  • Moldova (Grigoriopol), relays: Russian International Radio [Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio] in Russian 0400-0500.

1557 kHz

1566 kHz

1575 kHz

1584 kHz

1593 kHz

1602 kHz

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

     
 
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