mercoledì 1 agosto 2012

Calendar of SW Specials update July 30

CALENDAR OF mostly SW SPECIALS, FAREWELLS compiled by Glenn Hauser

Dates, days and times are strictly UT

Note: expired info has been moved to the bottom of this page on our website for anyone who may need to refer to it. I have not attempted to follow-up everything mentioned, but this has been done in DXLD, the DXLDyg and/or my log reports.

NOTE: this calendar was started in June when there were lots of `special events` and SW stations about to close down. It has not been updated later in July until now. It may not be worth gh`s trouble to keep it going, but if and when updated will be notified on the usual lists. There are also lots of amateur radio special events which we do not intend to cover as they are well-publicized in ham radio circles.

UPDATE SUMMARY since last edition:

Added Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Aug 3-5; updated info about Vatican ceasing Sackville after July 31; and Ramadan.


RAMADAN begins in the evening of Thursday, July 19, 2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2012 [variable depending on local new-moon sightings]. This leads to extended all-night, or at least modified scheduling on many stations, some of them SW, in Islamic-dominated countries. Iran has added some special broadcasts between 1930 and 0330 as reported in DXLD.


Stop-date for Vatican Radio relays via Sackville; will they be replaced by Bonaire for a few more months, or what? English to the Americas has been at 0250-0320 on 7305, 9610; 1200-1214 except Sundays on 13730. Listen at 0249 to 9610, when until now there has been a smooth transition from Bonaire in French to Sackville in English, with a brief overlap of interval signals. The Portuguese at 0030-0100 on 15470, and Spanish at 0100-0230 on 9610 both via Bonaire are to continue. Altho VR was erroneously announcing in June that broadcasts to the Americas would cease July 1, we have not heard any announcements about July 31, altho that date has been registered, and these may end with no acknowledgement on air at all.


Finnish DX Association's 50th Annual Summer Meeting will be held at Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland Aug 3-5, 2012. More info at:

Scandinavian Weekend Radio will have special broadcast during 50th FDXA Summer Meeting on Aug 3-4, 2012. Schedule at:
(Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, India, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This calendar will be updated and reissued as needed
Latest edition:
(Glenn Hauser, 1910 UT July 31, DX LISTENING DIGEST)