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Medium wave reception in Kazan

Last update: 24 October 2009.

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 2009 autumn 2009. 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, *0200-2100*. Regional blocks of Radio Chuvashii (in Chuvash) go out as follows: Mo-Fr 0250-0300, 0350-0400, 0850-0900, 0950-1000, 1450-1500; Sa/Su 0450-0500, 0950-1000, 1350-1400.
  • Unidentified station (possibly Iran), 1900-2200 and 2300-0200.

540 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Mayak, 1530-1900*.
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 1800-2100.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2000-2200 and 2300-2400.
  • Kuwait (Sulaibiyah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 2130-2200 and 2300-2400.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Mayak, *0200-0300 and 1700-2100. The network is non-synchronized; one transmitter is often behind another by 2...3 seconds.
  • Iran (Sirjan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2100-2200 and 2300-2400. Probably also at 0100-0130.
  • Germany (Nordkirchen and Thurnau-Tannfeld), Deutschlandfunk, in German, 2100-2200.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 0100-0200, 1530-2200 and 2300-2400.
  • Romania (Târgu Jiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2000-2130.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii, 0100-0300 and 1500-2100*. Regional broadcasts not found yet.
  • Romania (Brasov Bod and/or Satu Mare), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0130, 1830-2200 and 2300-2400.
  • Syria (Adra or Damascus), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 2100-2200.

576 kHz
  • Iran (Mahshahr and/or Abadan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1900-2000.
  • Bulgaria (Vidin), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 1900-2200.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0100-0130 and 1500-1900*. Regional broadcasts not found yet.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 1700-2200.
  • presumed Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 2330-2400.
  • Tunisia (Gafsa), Radio Tunisia, in Arabic, 2100-2200.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0100-0330 and 1530-2000.
  • Russia (Surgut), Mayak, 1700-1800.
  • Iran (Zahedan and/or Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1930-2200.
  • Unknown station with Quran, not parallel to Iran on 531 kHz, 2300-2400.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Herastrau and/or Botosani), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0100-0130, 1900-2200 and 2300-2400.

612 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow): Radio Radonezh, in Russian at 1700-1900; Voice of Russia (World Russian Service) at 1900-2000 and 2100-2200; Gospel Readings [Yevangelskiye Chteniya] at 2000-2100. There is some activity before 1600 as well, but programs were not identified.
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Mayak, 2000-2100*.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 1900-2100.

630 kHz
  • Romania (Ortisoara and/or Voinesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0000-0100 and 1930-2100.
  • Unidentified station in Arabic, 2030-2100.

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1530-1900*.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkish, 1830-1930.
  • China (near Beijing???), CNR-1, in Chinese, 2000-2030.
  • Czech Republic (Liblice), Czech Radio, 6th program, in Czech, 2000-2100.

648 kHz
  • Iran (Sharr-e-Kord and/or Isfahan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2030-2100.

657 kHz
  • Iran (Zahedan and/or Rasht), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1730-2000.
  • Unknown station with European-style music, 2030-2100.
  • Russia (Murmansk), Radio Rossii, 2000-2030.

666 kHz
  • Unknown station, weak, 2030-2100.

675 kHz
  • Unknown station, weak, Islamic style, 2000-2100.
  • Turkmenistan (Ashgabat), Watan domestic program, in Turkmen, 2000-2100.

684 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and (possibly) regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1530-1930.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0000-0530 and 1400-1900*.
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Deutsche Welle, in Russian at 1900-2000, in German at 2000-2100.

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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*.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Arabic, 1700-2100.
  • Unidentified station, language sounded like Chinese, 2050-2100.

711 kHz
  • Unidentified station in Arabic, 17.00-18.00. Sounds like an Islamic propaganda. Might be Iran appealing to Islamic Revolution in Iraq.
  • Iran (Ahwaz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1830-2000. Probably the same program at 1800-1830.
  • Ukraine (Dokuchayevsk, near Donetsk), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 2000-2100.

720 kHz
  • Iran (Mahidasht and/or Tayebad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1830-1900.
  • Unknown station with music, 0000-0030.
  • Romania (various sites), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2000-2100.

729 kHz
  • Russia (Samara), Radio Zvezda, in Russian, 0200-0330 and 1430-1900. Not heard since July.
  • Greece (Athens), 1st domestic program (ERA1) in Greek, 2000-2100.

738 kHz
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1530-1900*.
  • Russia (Kurkino, near Moscow), World Radio Network, in Russian, relay of R.Polonia at 1800-1830, R.Prague at 1830-1900, R.Romania Int at 1930-2000, Radio Taiwan International at 2000-2100.

747 kHz
  • Iran (Gonbad and/or Bandar-e-Torkaman), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0000-0030 and 1600-2100.
  • Netherlands (Zeewolde), Radio 5, in Dutch, 2000-2100.

756 kHz
  • Romania (Lugoj), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1930-2100.

765 kHz
  • Iran (Chah Bahar), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1700-1900 and 2000-2100. Not external service (Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran), as per WRTH-09.
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Radio Rossii, 1900-2100.
  • Unidentified station, 0300-0400.

774 kHz
  • Russia (Voronezh), Mayak, 1600-2100*.
  • Unidentified station with European-style music, 0000-0030 and 2000-2100.

783 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 2nd domestic program in Arabic, 2000-2100.
  • Syria (Tartus), Radio Damascus, in Arabic, 2000-2100.

792 kHz
  • Iran (Zanjan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1630-1700 and 2000-2100.

801 kHz
  • Unidentified station, posiibly from Middle East, 1830-2030.

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Mayak, 0300-0330 and 1530-2030.
  • Macedonia (Ovce Pole), Radio Skopje, in Macedonian, 2000-2030.

819 kHz
  • Egypt (Batrah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1830-2030.

828 kHz
  • Bulgaria (Shumen), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 0300-0330 and 1830-2030.

837 kHz
  • Iran (Isfahan and/or Habibabad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1600-2030.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), RTV Podmoskovye, in Russian, 1530-1800.
  • Russia (Elista?), Radio Rossii, 1930-2000.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0100-0230 and 1530-2000.

864 kHz
  • tentative Armenia (Gavar), 1630-1830, program not identified. In Azeri or Turkish first, then in presumed Armenian.

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Rossii, 0100-0730 and 1400-2000.

882 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), Radio Holy Quran, in Arabic, 1830-1930.

891 kHz

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900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia (Sovetskiy, near Yoshkar-Ola), Mayak, 0200-2000*. Regional broadcasts not found yet.
  • Iran (Tehran), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1900-2000.

909 kHz
  • United Kingdom (Moorside Edge, Brookmans Park etc.), Radio 5 Live, in English, 1900-2000.
  • Unidentified station at 1930-2000.

918 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk), Radio Rossii, 1900-2000.

927 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1930-2000.

936 kHz
  • Russia (Matveyevka, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1630-1900*.
  • Unidentified station at 1930-2000.

945 kHz
  • Russia (Rostov na Donu), Radio Rossii, 1900-2000.

954 kHz
  • Czech Rep. (Brno etc.), Cesky Rozhlas 2/6, in Czech, 1900-2000.

963 kHz
  • Finland (Pori), relay of China Radio International, in Polish at 1900-2000.

972 kHz
  • Tajikistan (Orzu), relay of Aap ki Dunya, in Urdu, 1600-2000.
  • Unidentified station at 1900-2000.

981 kHz

990 kHz
  • Iran (Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1730-1900.

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Maiac): Deutsche Welle in Russian at 1800-1900.

1008 kHz
  • Iran (Semnan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1800-1900.

1017 kHz

1026 kHz
  • Unidentified station, 1730-1900.

1035 kHz

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 1800-1900.

1053 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4?), 1700-1800.
  • Romania (Iasi), Radio Iasi, in Romanian, 1800-1900.

1062 kHz

1071 kHz
  • Iran (Qom), Radio Ma'aref, in Persian, 1730-1900.

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Radio Rossii, 1700-1900.

1089 kHz
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), Mezhdunarodnoye Russkoye Radio / International Russian Radio, 1700-1900.

1098 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1800-1900.

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1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1800-1900.

1116 kHz

1125 kHz
  • Belarus (Minsk), Radio Kultura, in Belarussian/Russian, 1800-1900.

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Mayak, 1600-1900.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Mekhzavod, near Samara), Mayak, 1330-1900.

1152 kHz
  • Romania (Cluj), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1800-1900.

1161 kHz
  • Iran (Qasr-e-Shirin), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Arabic, 1730-1800.

1170 kHz
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), Mezhdunarodnoye Russkoye Radio / International Russian Radio, 1700-1800.

1179 kHz

1188 kHz

1197 kHz

1206 kHz

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz

1251 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1400-1800.

1260 kHz

1269 kHz

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

1287 kHz
  • Russia (Yazykovo, near Ufa), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1400-1800.

1296 kHz
  • Afghanistan (Kabul), relay of Radio Ashna, in Afghan languages, 1700-1800.

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1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz
  • Russia (Pleshanovo, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1700-1730.

1323 kHz
  • Russia (St. Petersburg), Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1700-1800.

1332 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Tehran, in Persian, 1700-1800.

1341 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1730-1800.

1350 kHz

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

1368 kHz

1377 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1700-1800.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz
  • Russia (Buguruslan, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0300-0330 and 1400-1700.

1404 kHz

1413 kHz

1422 kHz

1431 kHz

1440 kHz

1449 kHz
  • Tentative Iran (Bandar-e-Torkemen), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in presumed Russian at 1500-1700.

1458 kHz

1467 kHz

1476 kHz

1485 kHz

1494 kHz

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1500...1700 kHz

1503 kHz

1512 kHz
  • Russia (Ibresi, near Cheboksary), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0300-0330 and 1630-1700.

1521 kHz
  • Russia (Kazan), Mayak, 0300-1700.

1530 kHz

1539 kHz

1548 kHz

1557 kHz

1566 kHz

1575 kHz

1584 kHz

1593 kHz

1602 kHz

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

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