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Medium wave reception in Kazan

Last update: 11 December 2010.

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 2010 spring 2011. 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, also known as Yu FM, completely left MW in May 2010.


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, 0500-1300. Regional blocks of Radio Chuvashii (in Chuvash) must go out as follows: Mo-Fr 0350-0400, 0450-0500, 0950-1000 (confirmed by monitoring), 1050-1100, 1550-1600; Sa/Su 0550-0600, 1050-1100, 1450-1500.

540 kHz
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 0500-0600.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Mayak, 0500-0630 and 1130-1300. The network is non-synchronized; one transmitter is often behind another by 2...3 seconds.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 1230-1300.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii, 0500-0600 and 1200-1300.

576 kHz

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1230-1300.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, 0500-0530 and 1130-1300.

603 kHz

612 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow): Narodnoye Radio [People's Radio] at 0500-0600; there are also relays of other stations.
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Mayak, 0400-0430 and 1200-1300.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, 0500-0600.

630 kHz

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1200-1300.
  • Unidentified station (maybe Czech Republic) at 0500-0530.

648 kHz

657 kHz
  • Russia (Alpatovo or Grozny?), Radio Kavkaz radiokompanii Golos Rossii [Radio Caucasus, Voice of Russia radio company], 0500-0530.

666 kHz

675 kHz

684 kHz

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0500-0900 and 1130-1300.

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700...900 kHz

702 kHz

711 kHz

720 kHz

729 kHz

738 kHz
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 1230-1300.
  • Russia (Kurkino, near Moscow), World Radio Network, in Russian: Polish Radio at 1230-1300.

747 kHz

756 kHz

765 kHz
  • Russia (Petrozavodsk), Radio Rossii, 0500-0530 and 1200-1300.

774 kHz

783 kHz

792 kHz

801 kHz

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Mayak, 0500-0600.

819 kHz

828 kHz

837 kHz
  • Ukraine (Taranivka, near Kharkiv), UR1, in Ukrainian, 0500-0600.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Elektrostal, near Moscow), RTV Podmoskovye, in Russian, 0500-0600 and 1200-1300.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0500-0530 and 1230-1300.

864 kHz
  • Most likely Armenia (Gavar), 0500-0530. Signal is weak, so it's not clear what program is broadcast here.

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Rossii, 0500-0600 and 1200-1300.

882 kHz

891 kHz

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900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia (Sovetskiy, near Yoshkar-Ola), Mayak, 0500-1300. Local broadcasts not found yet.

909 kHz
  • Unidentified station, 0500-0530.

918 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk), Radio Rossii, 0500-0600 and 1200-1300.

927 kHz

936 kHz

945 kHz

954 kHz

963 kHz
  • Finland (Pori), relay of China Radio International: in Estonian (Raadio 86) at 0500-0600.

972 kHz
  • Ukraine (Kopani, near Mykolayiv), UR1, in Ukrainian, 1300-1400.

981 kHz

990 kHz

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Maiac), relays: Voice of Russia in Russian at 1300-1400.

1008 kHz

1017 kHz

1026 kHz
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk oblast), Mayak, 1300-1400.

1035 kHz
  • Estonia (Tartu), Tartu Family Radio / Radio Eli, in Russian, 0500-0600 and 1300-1400. There are relays of Trans World Radio during some hours. Station also transmits news bulletins from Radio 4 and Radio Ingria.

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 0500-0600 and 1230-1400.

1053 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Maria, in Russian, 0500-0530 and 1330-1400.

1062 kHz
  • Unidentified station (possibly Turkey) at 1330-1400.

1071 kHz

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Radio Rossii, 0400-0500 and 1330-1400.

1089 kHz
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), Voice of Russia, in Azerbaijani at 0400-0500, in Russian at 0500-0530
  • Unidentified station in Russian at 1330-1400.
  • United Kingdom (Brookmans Park, Moorside Edge and several other transmitters), Talksport, in English, 0400-0530.

1098 kHz

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1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Afghanistan (Kabul), Radio Afghanistan, in Pashto and Dari, 1330-1400.

1116 kHz

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

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Kovylkino, near Saransk), Mayak, 0400-0500 and 1300-1400.
  • Russia (Kurkino, near Moscow), Radio Teos, 0400-0500.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Mekhzavod, near Samara), Mayak, 0400-0800 and 1200-1400.
  • Russia (Bolshakovo, near Kaliningrad), Mayak, 0400-0500.

1152 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1400-1500.
  • Romania (Cluj), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0400-0430.

1161 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Orfey, 1300-1500.

1170 kHz
  • Belarus (Sasnovy), 1st domestic program, in Belarusian, *0500-0630.
  • Philippines (Poro Point), relay of the Voice of America, in Cantonese at 1300-1400.
  • UAE (Al-Dhabaya), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1400-1500.
  • Russia (Tbilisskaya, near Krasnodar), Mezhdunarodnoye Russkoye Radio [International Russian Radio], in Russian, 0500-0530.

1179 kHz
  • Romania (Bacau and/or Galbeni), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0400-0500 and 1330-1500.

1188 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Payam, in Persian, 1400-1500.
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), relay of RFI, in French, 0400-0500.

1197 kHz

1206 kHz

1215 kHz
  • Russia (Bolshakovo, near Kaliningrad), Voice of Russia, in Russian, 1300-1400.
  • United Kingdom (Brookmans Park, Moorside Edge and several other transmitters), Absolute Radio, in English, 0400-0530.

1224 kHz

1233 kHz

1242 kHz
  • Unidentified station, 1330-1400.

1251 kHz
  • Unidentified station (possibly Iran), 1400-1500.

1260 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of BBC, in English, 0400-0500 and 1300-1500.

1269 kHz
  • UAE (Ras ul Khaimah), Radio Asia, in Malayalam, 1400-1500.
  • Germany (Neumünster), DLF, in German, 0400-0530.

1278 kHz
  • Iran (Kermanshah), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1430-1500.
  • France (Strasbourg), France Bleu, in French, 0400-0500.

1287 kHz
  • Unidentified station, 1300-1430.

1296 kHz
  • Afghanistan (Kabul), relays: Radio Azadi in one of the Afghan languages at 1400-1430; Radio Ashna in Pashto at 1430-1530.
  • United Kingdom (Orfordness)?, relay of Radio Netherlands, in Dutch, 1600-1630.

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1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz

1314 kHz
  • Russia (Pleshanovo, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0400-0530 and 1300-1600.
  • Romania (Constanta and/or Craiova and/or Timisoara), Antena Satelor or Radio Oltenia Craiova, in Romanian, 0400-0430.

1323 kHz
  • China (Urumqi), China Radio International, in Russian, 1300-1400.
  • Unidentified Middle-Eastern station, (in Persian?), 1430-1700.

1332 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Tehran, in Persian, 1400-1630.
  • Unidentified station at 0400-0430.

1341 kHz
  • Hungary (Balatonszabadi and Szolnok), Magyar Katolikus Radio, in Hungarian, 0400-0530 and 1600-1630.

1350 kHz

1359 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Mayak, 0400-0500 and 1230-1630.

1368 kHz
  • Iran (Gorgan), in Persian, 1400-1700. Not parallel to 1st program on 747 kHz. Local ID of Gorgan noted at 1630.

1377 kHz
  • Armenia (Gavar), relays: Voice of Russia in Russian, 1300-1700.
  • France (Lille), France Info, in French, 0400-0500.

1386 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1600-1700.

1395 kHz
  • Russia (Buguruslan, near Orenburg), Radio Rossii (Dubl-4), 0400-0530 and 1330-1600.

1404 kHz

1413 kHz
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC: in Hindi at 1400-1500, in Urdu at 1500-1600, in Persian at 1600-1700, in Hindi at 1700-1730, in English at 1730-1800.

1422 kHz
  • Germany (Heusweiler), DLF, in German, 0400-0500 and 1500-1800.

1431 kHz
  • Two unidentified stations at 1700-1800.

1440 kHz
  • Luxembourg (Marnach), RTL or some relay, in German, 0400-0500 and 1600-1800.
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1500-1800.
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Zvezda, in Russian, 0400-0530.

1449 kHz
  • Iran (Bandar-e-Torkemen), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service): in Turkmen at 1330-1430, in Russian at 1430-1530, in Turkmen at 1530-1800.
  • Russia (Monchegorsk and some other cities in Murmansk oblast), Mayak, 0400-0530.

1458 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 1600-1730.
  • Most likely Romania (Constanta), but not parallel to 1179 kHz 04.00-05.30.

1467 kHz
  • Iran (Alborz), 1st domestic program or local broadcasting, in Persian, 1400-1800.
  • Unidentified station at 1600-1700.

1476 kHz

1485 kHz
  • Unidentified station (possibly Iran) at 1730-1800.

1494 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Voice of Russia, in Russian, 1600-1800 and 1900-2000.
  • Greece (Rhodes), ERA with unidentified program, in Greek, 0300-0430.

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1500...1700 kHz

1503 kHz
  • Iran (Bushehr), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1500-1800 and 1900-2000.
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Tsentr, 0400-0500 and *1600-1800 (at 1600 intro in Russian, then into relay of Family Radio in English).

1512 kHz
  • Iran (Ardabil), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0300-0430 and 1400-2100.

1521 kHz
  • China (Urumqi), China Radio International, in Russian, 1230-2000*.
  • Saudi Arabia (Duba), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 2030-2100.

1530 kHz
  • Romania (Oradea/Nufarul and/or Radauti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0300-0430, 1800-1900 and 2230-2300.

1539 kHz
  • UAE (Al Dhabbaya), relay of Radio Aap ki Dunyaa for Pakistan, in Urdu, 1530-2100.
  • Germany (Mainflingen), ERF, in German, 0300-0430.

1548 kHz
  • Moldova (Grigoriopol), relays: Voice of Russia, in Russian at *0400-0500 and 1400-1600, in Serbian at 1600-1800 and 2100-2200.
  • Moldova (Grigoriopol), relays: TWR, in Bulgarian at 1800-1830, in Romani/Balkan at 1830-1845, in Romanian at 1845-1915 (Sa/Su until 1945), in Romani/Vlax at 1915-1945 (Mo-Fr), in Serbian at 1945-2000.
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 0300-0400 and 1500-2200.

1557 kHz
  • Iran (Zabol), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 1530-1600 and 1900-2200.
  • Taiwan (Kouhu), relay of Family Radio, in English, 2000-2200.

1566 kHz
  • South Korea (Jeju), HLAZ, in Korean, 1900-2200.

1575 kHz
  • UAE (Al Dhabbaya), relay of Radio Farda, in Persian, 0300-0330 and 1430-2200.

1584 kHz
  • Iran (Urumiyeh/Maku), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0300-0330 and 1900-2300.

1593 kHz
  • Unidentified station (maybe IBB transmitter in Kuwait), 1600-2300.
  • Romania (Mercurea-Ciuc and/or Oradea and/or Sibiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0300-0400 and 2100-2200.

1602 kHz
  • Unidentified station at 0300-0330.

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

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