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Medium wave reception in Kazan

Last update: 15 August 2008.

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 season of spring 2008 autumn 2008. See bandscan data of current season here.

Broadcasting hours are indicated for each station and frequency, but that doesn't mean that station is off the air in other times. Many distant stations simply are not heard in the daytime due to lack of propagation. And don't forget that I fill the list at my own pace; quite possible that I didn't explore some frequencies during some time periods yet.

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

Nationwide networks of Russia (Radio Rossii, Mayak, Radiostantsiya Yunost, Radio Orfey) only broadcast in Russian. Regional stations may have minorities' languages broadcasts. Radio Rossii transmissions are time-shifted in regions where time zone differs from Moscow by 2 hours or more. These versions are called Dubl-1 through Dubl-4. They all are from time to time joined together for the newscasts.


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 (regional broadcasts also possible), *0200-2100*. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) must be aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Azarshahr and/or Iranshahr and/or Hamadan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0100-0200 and 1730-2130.
  • Unidentified station with Middle-Eastern music, 0100-0130 and 2100-2130.

540 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Mayak, 1400-1900*.
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 1800-2100.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1830-2100.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Mayak, *0155-0330 and 1400-2100*. The network is non-synchronized; one transmitter is often behind another by 2...3 seconds.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 0100-0130 and 1600-2100.
  • Romania (Târgu Jiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1830-2100.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii (regional broadcasts also possible), 0100-0330 and 1430-2100*.

576 kHz
  • Russia (Oyash, near Novosibirsk), Mayak, 1730-1800.
  • Iran (Mahshahr and/or Abadan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2000-2030.
  • Unidentified station, 1930-2030.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4) and regional broadcasts, 0100-0300 and 1530-1900*. Regional broadcast found on Monday at 0110-0200.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 1600-2100.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0100-0530 and 1130-2100*.
  • Russia (Surgut), Mayak, 1500-1830.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Herastrau and/or Botosani), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0200 and 1900-2030.

612 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow): Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1700-1900; Voice of Russia, World Russian Service, 1900-2000; Yevangelskiye Chteniya [Gospel Readings], in Russian, 2000-2100. There is some activity before 1700 as well, but programs were not identified.
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Mayak, 1900-2100.
  • tentative Jordan (Amman), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1800-1830.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 1900-2100.
  • Egypt (Batrah), Voice of Arabs, in Arabic, 0100-0200 and 1800-2100.

630 kHz
  • Russia (Saratov), Mayak, 1530-2100.
  • Romania (Ortisoara and/or Voinesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0230 and 1900-2100.
  • tentative Kuwait (Kuwait City), Quran program, in Arabic, 2030-2100.

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1430-1900*.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkish, 1830-1930.
  • Czech Republic (Liblice), Czech Radio, 6th program, in Czech, 1930-2100.

648 kHz
  • Tajikistan (Orzu), relay of Radiokanal Sodruzhestvo from Moscow, in Russian, 1900-2000.
  • tentative Iran (Sharr-e-Kord and/or Isfahan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2000-2100.

657 kHz
  • Iran (Zahedan and/or Rasht), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0100-0130 and 1700-2100.
  • Russia (Murmansk), Radio Rossii, 2030-2100.

666 kHz
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station, 1730-1800. Either Iran or Syria, I presume.
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), relay of BBC, in English, 2000-2100.

675 kHz

684 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1630-1800 and 2000-2100.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0100-0600 and 1000-1900*.
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Deutsche Welle, in Russian at 1930-2000, in German at 2000-2100.
  • Unidentified station with Russian music at 2030-2100.

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700...900 kHz

702 kHz
  • Iran (Kiashahr and/or Rasht), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Azeri at 1500-1700, in Georgian at 1700-1800, in Swahili at 1800-1830, in Turkish at 1830-1930, in Russian at 1930-2030.
  • Turkey (Çatalca), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1500-1600 and 1800-2100.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Arabic, 2030-2100.

711 kHz
  • Ukraine (Dokuchayevsk, near Donetsk), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 1630-2100.
  • Iran (Ahwaz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1700-2100.

720 kHz
  • Iran (Mahidasht and/or Tayebad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1800-2100.

729 kHz
  • Russia (Samara), Radio Zvezda, in Russian, 0100-0200 and 1430-2100.

738 kHz
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Mayak, 1430-1800.
  • Russia (Kurkino, near Moscow), World Radio Network, in Russian, relay of R.Canada Int. at 1830-1900, China R.Int at 2000-2100. It's non-clear yet which relays are on the air at 1730-1830 and 1900-2000.

747 kHz
  • Iran (Gonbad and/or Bandar-e-Torkaman), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1500-2100.

756 kHz
  • Romania (Lugoj), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2000-2100.

765 kHz
  • Iran (Chah Bahar), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Arabic, 1830-2100.
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Radio Rossii, 1930-2100.

774 kHz
  • Russia (Voronezh), Mayak, 0200-0230 and 1430-2100*.
  • Iran (Arak), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2000-2100.
  • tentative Bulgaria (Varna), Radio Varna, in Bulgarian, 2000-2030.

783 kHz
  • Unidentified station, in Arabic, 1630-1700 and 1930-2100.

792 kHz

801 kHz
  • Unidentified station with Quran reading, 1900-2000.

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Mayak, 0200-0330 and 1500-2100*.

819 kHz
  • Iran (Sari), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1930-2100.

828 kHz
  • Unidentified station, in presumed Russian, 1630-2100.

837 kHz
  • Iran (Isfahan and/or Habibabad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1600-2000.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), RTV Podmoskovye, in Russian, 0200-0300 and 1700-2000.
  • Russia (Elista?), Radio Rossii, 1930-2100.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0100-0400 and 1600-2100.
  • Romania (Tancabesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2000-2100.

864 kHz
  • tentative Armenia (Gavar), 1530-1800, program not identified.

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Rossii, 0200-0300 and 1330-1900.
  • Iran (missing in handbooks), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1930-2000.

882 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), Radio Holy Quran, in Arabic, 1930-2100.

891 kHz
  • Russia (Pedaselga), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1930-2100.
  • Turkey (Antalya), TRT-4, in Turkish, 2030-2100.

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900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia (Sovetskiy, near Yoshkar-Ola), Mayak (regional broadcasts also possible), 0500-1700. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) must be aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Tehran), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1800-2100.
  • Unindentified station, 1800-1900.

909 kHz

918 kHz
  • tentative Russia (Arkhangelsk), Radio Rossii, 1600-2100.

927 kHz
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station, 2000-2100.

936 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1730-2000*.

945 kHz
  • Russia (Rostov na Donu), Radio Rossii, 1730-2000.

954 kHz
  • Turkey (Trabzon), TRT-4 or Trabzon Radyo, in Turkish, 1530-2000.
  • Qatar (Al Arish), QBS, in Arabic, 1730-2000.

963 kHz

972 kHz
  • Ukraine (Kopani), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 1730-2000.

981 kHz

990 kHz
  • Iran (Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1830-2000.

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Maiac): at 0300-0330 relayed program not identified; some station in Ukrainian at 1730-1800; Deutsche Welle in Russian at 1800-1900, Trans World Radio in Russian/Ukrainian at 1900-2000.

1008 kHz

1017 kHz

1026 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk oblast), Mayak, 1800-1900.

1035 kHz
  • Estonia (Tartu), Tartu Family Radio, in Russian, 1800-1900.

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 0300-0330 and 1500-1900.

1053 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4?), 1600-1800.
  • Romania (Iasi), Radio Iasi, in Romanian, 1800-1900*.

1062 kHz

1071 kHz

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Radio Rossii, 0200-0330 and 1400-1900. Regional broadcast noted weekdays at 0210. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) must be aired Sundays at 0400-0500.

1089 kHz
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya), some Voice of Russia broadcasts, 1730-1900.

1098 kHz
  • Unidentified station in Arabic, 1700-1900.

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1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station, 1800-1900.

1116 kHz

1125 kHz

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Mayak, 0200-0430 and 1400-1800.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Mekhzavod, near Samara), Mayak, 0200-0530 and 1100-1800.

1152 kHz

1161 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Orfey, 1530-1800.

1170 kHz
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya): at 1430-1600 program not identified; Voice of Russia in Arabic at 1600-1800.
  • Unidentified station at 1500-1700.

1179 kHz

1188 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1730-1800.

1197 kHz

1206 kHz

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station at 1730-1800.

1251 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1500-1800.

1260 kHz
  • Unidentified station in presumed Arabic, 1730-1800.

1269 kHz
  • Unidentified station in presumed Arabic, 1730-1800.

1278 kHz
  • Russia (several sites in Volgograd oblast, Saratov oblast and Udmurtia), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1500-1800.

1287 kHz
  • Russia (Yazykovo, near Ufa), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0300-0430 and 1430-1800.

1296 kHz

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1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz
  • tentative Russia (Pleshanovo, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii, 1430-1800.

1323 kHz
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station, 1730-1800.

1332 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Tehran, in Persian, 1530-1800.

1341 kHz

1350 kHz

1359 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Mayak, 1500-1800.

1368 kHz
  • Iran (Sari and/or Gorgan), in Persian, 1530-1630.

1377 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1500-1800.
  • Unidentified station in presumed Arabic, 1730-1800.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz
  • Russia (Buguruslan, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii, 0300-0330 and 1330-1600.
  • Unidentified station with music, 1600-1630 and 1730-1800.

1404 kHz

1413 kHz
  • Inidentified station in presumed Arabic, 1730-1800.

1422 kHz

1431 kHz

1440 kHz
  • most likely Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1730-1800.

1449 kHz
  • Iran (Bandar-e-Torkemen), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in presumed Russian at 1500-1530, in Turkmen at 1530-1800.

1458 kHz
  • Russia (Kudymkar), Radio Rossii, 1500-1600.

1467 kHz
  • Unidentified station, 1530-1600.

1476 kHz

1485 kHz

1494 kHz

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1500...1700 kHz

1503 kHz
  • Iran (Bushehr), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1730-1800.
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Tsentr, in Russian, 1730-1800.

1512 kHz
  • Russia (Ibresi, near Cheboksary), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0300-0500 and 1330-1800.

1521 kHz
  • Russia (Kazan), Mayak, 0300-1800.

1530 kHz

1539 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1730-1800.

1548 kHz
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1700-1800.

1557 kHz

1566 kHz

1575 kHz
  • UAE (Al Dhabayya), relay of Radio Farda, in Persian, 1700-1800.

1584 kHz

1593 kHz

1602 kHz

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

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