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Medium wave reception in Kazan

Last update: 8 November 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 autumn 2009 spring 2010. 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, 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.

Radiostantsiya Yunost identifies itself as "Yu FM".

Radio Mayak is no longer relayed in Kazan on 1521 kHz since 1 Nov 2009.


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, 0300-2200. Regional blocks of Radio Chuvashii (in Chuvash) must go out as follows: Mo-Fr 0350-0400, 0450-0500, 0950-1000, 1050-1100, 1550-1600; Sa/Su 0550-0600, 1050-1100, 1450-1500.
  • Iran (Azarshahr and/or Iranshahr and/or Hamadan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1500-2200.

540 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Mayak, 1300-2000*.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1330-2200.
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 0300-0400 and 1700-2200.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Mayak, 0300-0600 and 1200-2200. The network is non-synchronized; one transmitter is often behind another by 2...3 seconds.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 1400-2200.
  • Romania (Târgu Jiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 2130-2200.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii, 0300-0530 and 1230-2200.
  • Romania (Brasov Bod and/or Satu Mare), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1530-2200.

576 kHz
  • Russia (Oyash, near Novosibirsk), Mayak, 1300-2000.
  • Bulgaria (Vidin), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 1500-2100.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0400-0430 and 1200-2000.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 1430-2100.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0530, 0630-0700 and 0930-2100.
  • Russia (Surgut), Mayak, 1500-2000.
  • Iran (Zahedan and/or Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1700-2100.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Herastrau and/or Botosani), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1500-2100.

612 kHz
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Mayak, 0400-0430 and 1330-2100.
  • Russia (Moscow): Narodnoye Radio [People's Radio] at 0400-0500 and 1230-1600; Yevangelskiye Chteniya [Gospel Readings] at 1600-1700 (not daily); Radio Stantsiya Radonezh at 1700-2000; Voice of Russia (World Russian Service) at 2000-2100.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 1430-2000.
  • Moldova (Maiac): relay of Mezhdunarodnoye Russkoye Radio [International Russian Radio], 1700-2000.
  • Egypt (Batrah), Voice of Arabs, in Arabic, 1800-2000.

630 kHz
  • Romania (Ortisoara and/or Voinesti), Antena Satelor (or Radio Romania Actualitati?), in Romanian, 0400-0500 and 1800-2000.
  • tentative Kuwait (Kuwait City), Quran program, in Arabic, 1530-1900.
  • Norway (Vigra), NRK More og Romsdal, in Norwegian, 1800-2000.

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1130-2000.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Kurdish at 1500-1630, in Turkish at 1830-1930.

648 kHz
  • Iran (Shahr-e-Kord and/or Isfahan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1500-2000.
  • Unidentified station, 1530-1830.

657 kHz
  • Russia (Murmansk), Radio Rossii, 1730-2000.
  • Unknown station with MiddleEast-style music, 1730-2000.

666 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), relay of BBC, in Russian and English, 1430-1700.

675 kHz

684 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and (possibly) regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1400-1700.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0400-1700.
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Deutsche Welle, in Russian at 0400-0430 and 1500-1700.

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700...900 kHz

702 kHz
  • Iran (Kiashahr), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in presumed Kurdish at 1300-1430, in Azeri at 1430-1700.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Arabic, 1500-1700.

711 kHz
  • Ukraine (Dokuchayevsk, near Donetsk), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 1500-1600.

720 kHz
  • Iran (Mahidasht and/or Tayebad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1500-1600.
  • Unidentified station (China?), 1500-1600.

729 kHz

738 kHz
  • Russia (Kurkino, near Moscow), World Radio Network, in Russian, 0400-0530 and 1500-1600. Relayed stations were not identified yet.
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1230-1600.

747 kHz
  • Iran (Gonbad and/or Bandar-e-Torkaman), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1300-1600.

756 kHz

765 kHz
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0600 and 1230-1500.
  • Unidentified station at 0500-0600.

774 kHz
  • Russia (Voronezh), Mayak, 1230-1500.

783 kHz

792 kHz

801 kHz
  • Tajikistan (Orzu), relay of the Voice of Russia, in Pashto at 1400-1500.

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Mayak, 0400-0430 and 1130-1500.

819 kHz

828 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Pravoslavnoye Radio Sankt-Peterburga [St.Petersburg Orthodox Radio], in Russian, 0500-0600 and 1400-1500.

837 kHz
  • Iran (Isfahan and/or Habibabad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1400-1500.
  • France (Nancy), France Info, in French, 0400-0430.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), RTV Podmoskovye, in Russian, 0400-0530 and 1130-1500.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0400-0530 and 1030-1500.

864 kHz
  • Armenia (Gavar), relay of Radio Liberty, in Uzbek at 1500-1600. Before 1500 (likely because of early connection with the satellite link) Voice of America in Korean was heard.

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Rossii, 0400-0700 and 0900-1500.

882 kHz
  • Sri Lanka (Puttalam), relay of Trans World Radio in Indian languages at 1400-1500.

891 kHz
  • Russia (Pedaselga, near Petrozavodsk), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0500-0530 and 1300-1400.

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900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia (Sovetskiy, near Yoshkar-Ola), Mayak, 0400-1400.

909 kHz
  • Romania (Cluj), Radio Cluj, in Romanian, 0400-0430.

918 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0600, 0900-1000 and 1130-1400.

927 kHz

936 kHz
  • Russia (Matveyevka, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0400-0430 and 1300-1400.

945 kHz
  • Russia (Rostov na Donu), Radio Rossii, 0400-0430.

954 kHz
  • Turkey (Trabzon), TRT-4 or Trabzon Radyo, in Turkish, 1230-1400.
  • Czech Rep. (Brno etc.), Cesky Rozhlas 2/6, in Czech, 0400-0430.

963 kHz
  • Finland (Pori), relay of China Radio International, in Russian at 0400-0500, in Estonian at 0500-0600.

972 kHz
  • Ukraine (Kopani), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 0400-0500 and 1300-1400.
  • Germany (Hamburg), NDR Info Spezial, in German, 0400-0500.

981 kHz

990 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1330-1400.

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Maiac): Relay of Voice of Russia (World Russian Service) at 1300-1400.

1008 kHz
  • Unidentified station with light music at 0400-0430.

1017 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1300-1330.

1026 kHz
  • Unidentified station (in Arabic?) at 0400-0500.
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk oblast), Mayak, 1200-1400.

1035 kHz
  • Estonia (Tartu), Tartu Family Radio, in Russian, 0400-0500, 0700-0730 and 1130-1400. There are relays of Trans World Radio during some hours. Programs in Ukrainian were also heard.

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 0400-0500 and 1230-1400.

1053 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1230-1400.
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Maria, in Russian, 0400-0500.

1062 kHz
  • Most likely Denmark (Kalundborg), Danmarks Radio, in a language sounding like Danish, 0430-0500.

1071 kHz

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Radio Rossii, 1130-1400.

1089 kHz

1098 kHz

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1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Most likely China (Urumqi), Xinjiang PBS, in Kazakh, 1230-1300.

1116 kHz

1125 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Orfey, 1300-1400.

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Mayak, 0600-0900 and 1030-1400.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Mekhzavod, near Samara), Mayak, 0600-1400.

1152 kHz

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

1170 kHz
  • Most likely Belarus (Sasnovy), 1st domestic program, in Belarusian, 0600-0700.

1179 kHz
  • Romania (Bacau and/or Galbeni), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1330-1400.

1188 kHz

1197 kHz

1206 kHz

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz

1251 kHz

1260 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of BBC, in Russian and English, 0800-0900 and 1230-1300.

1269 kHz

1278 kHz

1287 kHz
  • Russia (Yazykovo, near Ufa), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 0700-1300.

1296 kHz

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1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz

1323 kHz

1332 kHz

1341 kHz

1350 kHz

1359 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Mayak, 1030-1300.

1368 kHz

1377 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), Radiostantsiya Yunost, 1200-1300.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz
  • Russia (Buguruslan, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1030-1200.

1404 kHz

1413 kHz

1422 kHz

1431 kHz

1440 kHz

1449 kHz

1458 kHz
  • Unidentified Russian station, 0600-0630 and 1030-1300.

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, 0600-0900 and 1100-1300.

1521 kHz
  • China (Urumqi), China Radio International, in Russian, 1300-1330.

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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