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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 season of autumn 2004 spring 2005. See bandscan data of current season here.

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

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), Radio Mayak and regional broadcasts, 0400-2100*. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar) aired Sundays at 0500-0600.
  • Iran (Hamadan or Iranshahr), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1400-2300 and later.
  • Romania (Petrosani), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2100-2200 and later, very weak. // 855 kHz.

540 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Mayak, 0400-0500, 1130-1500, 1700-1900 (presumably signs off at 1900).
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 1330-1500, 1900-2310*.
  • Kuwait (Sulaibiyah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1800-2300 and later.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1630-2300 and later.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Mayak, 0400-0530 (fades out), 1100-1500 and later, 1730-2100*.
  • Ukraine (Brovary?), 3rd domestic program called Radio Kultura (?), in Ukrainian, 1800-2200*. Relay of the Voice of America in Ukrainian noted after 2100. Promin (2nd domestic program) in Ukrainian, *2300 and later.
  • Azerbaijan (Gäncä), 1st domestic program, in Azeri, 1630-2000, with deep and long fade-outs.
  • Saudi Arabia (Qurayyat), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 2200-2300 and later. // 1440 kHz.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslah), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 1300-2300 and later.
  • Turkey (Denizli), TRT-1, in Turkish, 2100-2305*. // 1017 kHz.
  • Romania (Târgu Jiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2100-2300 and later. // 855 kHz.
  • Finlang (Helsinki), YLE, in Finnish, 2100-2300 and later.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii and regional, 0400-1000, 1200-2200.
  • Syria (Adra or Damascus), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1700-2200. // 747 kHz.
  • Romania (Brasov and Satu Mare), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2200 and later. // 855 kHz.

576 kHz
  • Russia (Astrakhan, and maybe additionally from Oyash), Radio Mayak, 0400-0500, around 1200, 1300-2100 and later.
  • Bulgaria (Vidin), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 1900-2200. // 828 kHz.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and later, 1130-1500, 1730-1900 and later.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 1400-2200.
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1800-2200. // 1440 kHz.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0830 (fades out), 1030-1530, around 1800, 2000-2200.
  • Russia (Vladikavkaz and/or Surgut?), Radio Mayak, 1130-1600 and later, 1800-1900.
  • Turkey (Malatya), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1730-2200. // 1062 kHz.
  • Iran (Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1730-2100.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Bucharest and/or Botosani); sounds like combination of Radio Romania Actualitati and Antena Satelor. In Romanian, 1300-1500, 1800-2200.
  • Cyprus (Nycosia), CyBC in Greek, 2030-2200.
  • Unknown station with news in Arabic right after 1900. Iraq?

612 kHz
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Radio Mayak, in Russian, 0400-0500, 1930-2100*.
  • Russia (Moscow), Narodnoye Radio, in Russian, 0400-0500 (fades out), 1200-1500.
  • Russia (Moscow), Golos Rossii / Voice of Russia, in Russian, 2000-2100.
  • Russia (Moscow), Yevangelskiye Chteniya / Gospel Readings, in Russian, 2100-2200.
  • Ukraine (Kyiv and/or Kharkiv), relay of BBC, in Russian at 1600 and 1900-2000, in English after 2000.
  • Jordan (Amman), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1930-2200.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and later, 1130-1500, 1700-2200.
  • Egypt (Batrah), Sawt ul Arab / Voice of Arabs, in Arabic, 1730-2200.

630 kHz
  • Russia (Saratov), Radio Mayak, 0400-0600 (fades out), 1100 and later, 1300-1500, 1700-2100*.
  • Turkey (Cukurova/Adana), TRT-4, 0400-0500, 1900-2200.
  • Romania (Ortisoara), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1900-2100.

639 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Rossii (Omsk), 1200-1500, 1600-2000.
  • Iran, domestic broadcast (presumed), 1400-1600 and later.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkish 1830-1930.

648 kHz
  • Ukraine (Oktyabrske, Crimea), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 0400-0600 (fades out), 1300-2200.

657 kHz
  • Russia (Alpatovo), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and later.
  • Russia (Alpatovo), Chechnya Svobodnaya / Chechenia Free, 1400-2100.
  • Iran (Zahedan), 1st domestic program in Farsi, 1500-2100.
  • Israel (Yavne), Kol Israel Reshet Bet, in Hebrew, 2100-2200.

666 kHz
  • Lithuania (Sitkunai), 1st domestic program, in Lithuanian, 0400-0500 and later, around 1700. There is a Russian broadcast at 1430-1500.
  • Lithuania (Sitkunai), Radio Vilnius (External service), in English 1900-1930, in Lithuanian 1930-2000.
  • Iran (Shushtar), 1st domestic program in Farsi, 1630-2200.
  • Syria (Sabboura or Damascus), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1900-2200.

675 kHz
  • Iran (Hamadan), didn't identify the program yet, in Persian, 1800-2200.
  • Libya (Benghazi), Radio of Great Jamahiriyah, in Arabic, 1800-2100.
  • Turkmenistan (Asgabat), Watan program, in Turkmen, 2100-2200.

684 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Jeddah), 2nd domestic program in Arabic, 1800-2200.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1700-2200. ID "Injoh Mashhad-ast" (This is Mashhad) heard at 2030.
  • Unidentified station with a Christian broadcast in Russian at 1800-1900. Most likely it was Radio Radonezh, relayed via St.Petersburg tx.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii, 0400-0830 (fades out), 1100-2000.
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Deutsche Welle, in German 1300-1400, in Russian 1800-2100, in German 2100-2200.
  • Iran (Bandar-e-Lengeh), in Persian, 1900-2100.

700...900 kHz

702 kHz
  • Turkey (Catalca), TRT-4, in Turkish, 0400-0500 and later, 1400-2200.
  • Iran, unknown program, in Persian, 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Kiashahr/Rasht), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Azeri 1400-1700, in Georgian 1700-1800*, in Turkish *1830-1930, in Russian 1930-2030*.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Arabic 1800-2200.

711 kHz
  • Ukraine (Dokuchayevsk, near Donetsk), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 0400-0500 and later, 1130-1200, 1400-2100 and later.
  • Iran (Ahwaz), in Persian, 1900-2100 and later.
  • Egypt (Tanta), youth and sports program, 1700-2100 and later.

720 kHz
  • Romania (various sites), Radio Romania Actualitati, 0400-0500, 1900-2000.
  • Iran (Mahidasht and/or Tayebad), in Persian, 1900-2100.
  • Unknown station in Arabic (BBC relay via Cyprus presumed), 1800-2100.

729 kHz
  • Russia (Samara), Narodnoye Radio, in Russian, 0400-1600*.
  • UAE (Sadiyat), Radio Abu Dhabi, in Arabic, 1630-2100 and later.
  • Greece (Athens), 1st domestic program in Greek, 1700-2000, 2100 and later.

738 kHz
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500, 1130-1400.
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk?), Radio Mayak, 1400-1900.
  • Unknown station in Arabic (Oman?), 2000-2100, weak but quite clear.
  • Spain (Barcelona), RNE-1, in Spanish, 2000-2100 and later. Football reports on Sats!

747 kHz
  • Unidentified music around 0500. Inter-song announcements sound like Dutch ones.
  • Iran (Gonbad), in Persian, around 1230, 1330-1730, 1900-2100. Sounded like a regional broadcast at 1620.
  • Syria (Sarakeb), in Arabic, 1430-1500, 1900-2100

756 kHz
  • Romania; didn't identify the program yet. In Romanian, 1600-1700, 1900-2100.

760 kHz out of channel
  • Yemen (Alshahr/Mukalla), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 2000-2100

765 kHz
  • Ukraine, Radio Mayak (Odesa), 0400-0500 (with Radio Liberty Ukrainian Service relay); 1600-1700 and later, 1900-2000. Has nothing to do with Radio Mayak from Moscow, Russia (just a name coincidence).
  • Weak station in Russian at 0430-0500. Might be regional broadcast from Petrozavodsk, Russia.
  • Russia, Radio Rossii (Petrozavodsk), 0400 and later, 1400-1700, 1900-2100.
  • Saudi Arabia (Khamasin), Radio Quran, in Arabic, 2000-2100
  • Turkey (Gaziantep), TRT4, in Turkish, 1430-1500, 1900-2100

774 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Voronezh), 0400-0500, 1400-1530, 1630-1730, 1900-2100.
  • Iran (Arak), 1430-1730, 1900-2100

783 kHz
  • Syria (Tartus), in Hebrew at 1600-1700 and later, 1st domestic program in Arabic at 1900-2100
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 2nd domestic program in Arabic, 1630-1700, 1900-2100

792 kHz
  • Russia (Astrakhan), regional broadcast, 0410-0500 and 1510-1600 (weekdays). Also noted on Saturday at 0510-0600.
  • Iran (Zanjan), in Persian, 2000-2100, not parallel to Sarasari program.
  • Greece (Kavala), external broadcasters' relay: Voice of Greece in Greek 1600-1700, Voice of America in Turkish 1900-2000, Voice of America in Serbian 2030-2100.
  • Unknown station in Arabic, 1900-2100

801 kHz
  • Jordan (Ajlun), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1600-1700, 1900-2100
  • Azerbaijan (Pirsaat and Quba), 1st domestic program in Azeri, 1500-1700, 1900-2000
  • Germany (Ismaning), Bayerischer Rundfunk, in German, 1900-2000

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Mayak, 0400-0800 (fades out), 1030-1300, 1400-1700, 1900-2000 and later.
  • Russia (Moscow), Voice of America relay, English 0400-0500, Rusian 1900-2000.
  • Macedonia (Skopje), in Macedonian, 1900-2100.

819 kHz
  • Egypt (Batrah), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1500-1700, 1900-2100
  • Iran (Sari), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1600 and later, 1900-2100.

828 kHz
  • Bulgaria (Shumen), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 0400 and later, 1500-1600, 1900-2100.
  • Iran (Tabas), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1900-2100.
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), relay of Radio Liberty in Russian, 0400-0500, 1900-2100.

837 kHz
  • Iran (Isfahan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1500-1700, 1900-2100.
  • France (Nancy), France Info, in French, 2000-2100, heard irregularly.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Elista?), Radio Rossii, weak at 0400-0500, once also heard at 0700, regular at 1330-1700 and 1900-2100.
  • Russia (Moscow), RTV Podmoskovye (domestic program for Moscow oblast), 1100-1200 and later, 1400-1700.
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1900-2000*
  • Unidentified Quran at 2000-2100.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and later, 1100-1300, 1500-1700, 1900-2100.
  • Romania (Bucuresti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0400-0500, 1500-1600, 1900-2100
  • Unidentified Quran at 1900-2100.

864 kHz
  • Armenia (Gavar), Voice of Armenia, in Armenian at 0400-0430, in Persian at 0430-0500*, in Armenian at 1600-1630.
  • Armenia (Gavar), relay of Radio Liberty in Turkmen, 1500-1600.
  • Armenia (Gavar), relay of Trans World Radio in Central Asian languages, 1900-1925*.
  • Egypt (Santah), Radio Quran, in Arabic, 1630-1700, 1900-2100

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites, Samara oblast is the nearest of them), Radio Rossii, 0400-1300, 1500-1700, 1900-2100.

882 kHz
  • Weak broadcast in Russian at 0420-0500. Might be local broadcast of Stavropolskoye Radio. Radio Mayak, likely from Stavropol tx, heard at 1600-1700, 1900-2100.

891 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Yunost (Petrozavodsk), 0400-0430 (fades out), 1900-2100
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Tyumen), 1230-1300, 1500-1600.
  • Turkey (Antalya), TRT4, in Turkish, 2000-2100

900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak and regional broadcasts (Sovetskiy, Mari El), 0400-1300, 1900-2100. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar) aired Sundays at 0500-0600.
  • Iran (Tehran), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1500-1600, 1900-2100
  • Saudi Arabia (Quarayyat), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 2000-2100, // 1440 kHz.

909 kHz
  • Romania (Timisoara?), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0400-0500, 1900-2100
  • Yemen (Al Hudaydah), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 2000-2100.
  • Unknown station in Arabic, 2000-2100.
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), relay of Radio Liberty in Russian, 1500-1600, 1900 and later.

918 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and later, 0700-0730 (fades out), 1030-1200, 2000-2100.
  • Russia, Radio Mayak, 0400-0530 (fades out), 1200-1300, 1500-1600, 1900-2100.

927 kHz

936 kHz
  • Syria (Homs), 1st program in Arabic, 1500-1600
  • Iran (Urumiyeh), in Persian, 1500-1600

945 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Rossii (Rostov na Donu), 0400-0600 and later, 1130-1300, 1500-1600.

954 kHz
  • Turkey (Trabzon), Trabzon Radyo, in Turkish, 0400-0730 (fades out), 1130-1300, 1500-1600.
  • Qatar (Al Arish), QBS, in Arabic, 1500-1600.

963 kHz
  • Finland (Pori), YLE Radio Finland, in Finnish, 0400-0600.

972 kHz
  • Ukraine (Kopani), relay of Radiokanal Sodruzhestvo (a branch of the Voice of Russia), in Russian, 1200-1300, 1500-1600.

981 kHz
  • Iran (Khamadan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1500-1600

990 kHz
  • Cyprus (Cape Greco), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1530-1600.

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Pridnestrovye), relay of Deutsche Welle, in Ukrainian 0530-0600, in Russian 0600-0630.

1008 kHz

1017 kHz
  • Turkey (Mudanya), TRT-1, in Turkish, 0400-0500.

1026 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (presumably via Arkhangelsk oblast), 0500 and later.
  • unidentified signal at 1200 and later.

1035 kHz
  • Estonia, Tartu Family Radio, in Russian, 0400-0500 and later, 1130-1300.

1044 kHz
  • presumed Radio Liberty relay via Moscow, Russia, at 1200.

1053 kHz

1062 kHz

1071 kHz

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Saransk), Radio Rossii and regional program, 0400-0500 and later, 1130-1200 and later.

1089 kHz
  • Russia, Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0400-0500.
  • Russia, Golos Rossii / Voice of Russia, Sodruzhestvo channel (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0500-0700.

1098 kHz

1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz

1116 kHz

1125 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg). Radio Orfey, 0500 and later, 1130-1200

1134 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Saransk), 0500 and later, 1130-1200.

1143 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Samara oblast?), 0500-0830 (fades out), 1130-1200.

1152 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Orfey (Kupavna, Moscow oblast), 0500 and later, 1100-1200.

1161 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Orfey (Volgograd), 0500-0600 and later, 1100-1200.

1170 kHz
  • Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0500-0600 (fades out).
  • Belarus, 1st domestic program in Belarussian and Russian, 0500-0700.

1179 kHz
  • Sweden (Selvesborg), Radio Sweden, in Swedish, 0500 and later.
  • Romania (Bacau), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0500 and later.

1188 kHz
  • Russia, Radio 21 Vek (Samara), 1130-1200.
  • Russia, Deutsche Welle (via St.Petersburg), in German at 0500 and later.

1197 kHz

1206 kHz

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz

1251 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radiostantsia Yunost, 0500 and later.

1260 kHz
  • BBC (via Moscow, Russia?), in English, 0510.

1269 kHz

1278 kHz
  • Radio Yunost (Dubovka/Balashov and others), 0500-0700.

1287 kHz
  • Radio Yunost (Yazykovo), 0500 and later.

1296 kHz

1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz

1323 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Grad Petrov, in Russian, *0500 and later

1332 kHz

1341 kHz

1350 kHz

1359 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Mayak, 0500 and later.

1368 kHz

1377 kHz
  • Radio Yunost (Yekaterinburg), 0500 and later, 1130-1200.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz

1404 kHz

1413 kHz
  • Radio Yunost (Stavropol), 0500-0600 and later.

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

1521 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Kazan), till 2100*.

1530 kHz

1539 kHz

1548 kHz
  • Moldova (Grigoriopol), relay of Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio, in Russian, 0500-0600 and later.

1557 kHz

1566 kHz

1575 kHz

1584 kHz

1593 kHz

1602 kHz

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

     
 
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