11790 khz


 year 1974


11780 khz

R A D I O   S A I G O N 

(The Voice of France in Far East)

6380 khz


Caribbean Broadcasting Service was Owner of some
transmitter's with the prefix-call "VP2" at St. Lucia, St. Kitts, etc.
They were located at the British West Indies Islands. TX-power
was mostly 500 Watts. Programs open with "Rule Britannia" and close
 with the British National Anthem. Announcements are usually in 
English, but station identification is sometimes given in French,
 Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. A neighbour station was VP2SA
St. Vincent. 

17670 khz


QSL from Government Radio Service, Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guiana),
West Indie. The Prefix "PZ" were also used from Neighbour-Station PZF.

9500 khz


QSL from 1932

9600 khz


QSL from the 1930-ies (Mexico)

9500 khz


QSL 'PRF5', 9500 khz

9570 khz


KZRM was one of the oldest Stations in the Philippines

9850 khz and 6080 khz


Radio Chuquisaca, Sucre, Bolivia, CP1 and 
Radio Illimani, call CP5, were the strongest
stations in Bolivia during the pre-war time

10600 khz


British Honduras was after independence renamed into
Belize. Transmitter power in the beginning was 200 Watt

11900 khz

QSL Republic of China, year 1939, under 
government of the Kuomintang Party. The
other big shortwave station was located in
Nanking (Nanjing), both under the order of
"Central Broadcasting Administration", ROC

Credits to Ham-Operator VK6YSF

11780 khz

 World Broadcast Station (Weltrundfunksender) Zeesen, near Königs Wusterhausen


11835 khz

 R A D I O   i n   H A I T I

4930 khz, 6100 khz, 9640 khz, 9660 khz, 9770 khz, 9885 khz, 11835 khz, 15390 khz were the frequencies which used over the years by "Radio 4VEH", Cap Haitien. Shortwave transmission was canceled 1991.-- 4VEH broadcasted christian content.

Audio: ID as "Evangelistic Voice of Haiti"

4810 khz & 6255 khz

 L A   V O Z   D E   G A L A P A G O S

Station Call was HCVG8, transmitter power 500 W, closed in 1989

Station does broadcast now on 97.1 Mhz FM

LV Galapagos, QSL for 4810 khz

785 khz

 R A D I O   i n   B A R B A D O S

Shortwave broadcasting began in 1940 (until 1965) on 3950 khz.

1944 was a brandnew radio communication station build from a Marconi setup, in replacement of the former station "VPO" - which was originally an old morse-code station. However five years later (1949), a new callsign was allocated for this Barbados-Station and VPO became ZNX. Then, at the time of independence in 1966, another callsign was allocated for this station and ZNX became 8PO.

The first radio service in Barbados was installed 1935 and it was a cable radio system with main programes of the BBC London and from Canada. This cable radio exists until November 1997, what means longer than 6 decades. 

Mediumwave broadcasting was introduced on December 15, 1963 with the inauguration of the government owned Radio Barbados, with 10 kW on the frequency 785 kHz. The station announcement during this era started: "This is Radio Barbados, the Voice of the Eastern Caribbean, 785 on your radio dial". Later was the frequency changed to 900 khz and into a new ID "CBC Radio" (Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation).

A second mediumwave station began service in Barbados on May 1, 1981 under the slogan "Voice of Barbados". This station -also at 10 kW- took over the government station, and it was operated on 790 kHz.-- The FM-era started 1971 and today are over a dozen of FM-stations active.  

© F. Bruender, Germany: QSL Letter Voice of Barbados

QSL 'CBC Radio' 

88.8 Mhz

 R A D I O    S A R D I N I A    I N T E R N A T I O N A L


1422 khz

 R A D I O   i n   C H R I S T M A S   I S L A N D

(Australia - Indian Ocean)

9530 khz

 R A D I O   i n   G A M B I A

QSL Letter from Banjul for AM reception

Radio in Gambia was long time a thing of british ham operators. Then 1962 was "Radio Gambia" founded. In the beginning all programmes were rebroadcasted from other stations of neighbour countries and the BBC London. Independence was reached in the year 1965, and 1973 comes a partnership with Senegal about producing of programmes. Early Frequencies of Radio Gambia were 9530 khz, 4820 khz & 3316 khz with the ID: 'You have been listening to the Gambia Broadcasting Service'. Mostly monitored 06.30 UTC (s/on) and 22.00 UTC (s/off). Gambia left shortwave finally 1976 forever. Two mediumwave transmitters worked on 648 khz (until 2013) and on 747 khz (until 2016). Gambia moved then  to FM and the Radio was renamed into "GRTS (Gambia Radio & TV Service)".

690 khz

 R A D I O   i n   R A P A   N U I

(Easter Island)

The first local radio station on Easter Island was a project operated by personnel in the Chilean airforce. The existence of this station was revealed to the world in a DX-publication. This original mediumwave station was on the air daily with a 250 watt transmitter operating at reduced power on 690 kHz.-- This station is now dedicated as "Radio Manukena" and it is to hear on 580 khz AM and on FM. The Navy of Chile is in addition on the Air on 98.5 Mhz. 

5965 khz

R A D I O   i n   N I C A R A G U A 

Radio started 1930 in Nicaragua (R. Ruben Dario) and 1933 comes a 2nd station, YNLF. -- September 1943 follows YNWW Radio Sport, and March 1948 Radio Mundial; so the station is one of the oldest Broadcasting Stations in Nicaragua and still exists till today. Until 1982 was the best and popular program: 'World Radio' (mostly Drama & Music). - Other stations are "Radio Nicaragua" and since 1979 Radio Sandino.

building of Radio Mundial in the 1960-ies

4810 khz

R A D I O   i n   V E N E Z U E L A 

First tests were done by "A.Y.R.E." 1926, but not for long. Next radio transmissions in Venezuela were broadcasted by "Broadcasting Caracas" in December 1930. Radio Popular (Ondas Populares) started 1931 in Maracaibo (licensed Febr. 1937), and later was "Radio Nacional" founded (1936). 3 other stations followed within year 1944. Actually does Radio Popular broadcast on 700 khz AM.

9165 khz

 R A D I O   i n   A Z E R B A I J A N   S. S. R.


The first radio-broadcast in Baku starts 1926, at a time as the country was part of the U.S.S.R. -- In August 1990 was independence declared and the broadcast station was renamed into "Voice of Azerbaijan". 
"Voice of Justice" transmitting from Stepanakert on 9677 khz and partially from 9745 & 9480 khz (tx power = 5 kW).
"Voice of Talyshistan" from the same Location with 10 kW or less, on 11755 khz. All have canceled shortwave broadcasting in the meantime due to the age of the TX. The home service "Radio Azerbaijan" is still to Listen on mediumwave (1026 khz, etc.)

7275 khz

 R A D I O   i n   F R E N C H  -  I N D I A


French-India (Établissements français dans l'Inde) was hundreds of year a colony of France. After introduction of Radio, Ham-Operators are licensed under the Prefix "FN". -- But 1954 reached the territory independence and was immediately made to  a part of the "Union of India", which reached an own state years before. The former french-indian capital Pondicherry was renamed into "Puducherry". The territory was integrated into the indian Federal State Tamil-Nadu.

christian church in Pondicherry

© Patrick Rigg

© D.S. Seal

7240 khz

 R A D I O   i n   B R I T I S H   N O R T H   B O R N E O

-  S A B A H -

British North Borneo was a Protectorate that contained the northern part of the island of Borneo, Ham-Radio-Abbreviation "ZC5".  The United Kingdom released the Colony in 1963; the territory joined then to Malaysia as 'Federal State of Sabah'. 

- transmitting of the BBC News -

Sabah (B.N.B.) is located on the northeast of Borneo