BBC World Service – 11945 kHz

My final logged station for Tuesday 19th October 2021 was the BBC World Service on 11945 kHz in the 25m band.

The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster owned and operated by the BBC. It is the world’s largest of any kind.

The BBC World Service commenced broadcasting on shortwave on the 19th day of December 1932 as the BBC Empire Service. It was aimed principally at English speakers across the British Empire. In his first Christmas message in 1932, King George V characterised the service as intended for “men and women, so cut off by the snow, the desert, or the sea, that only voices out of the air can reach them”

Above:- King George V. Image c/o Wikipedia

The BBC World Service is located in Broadcasting House in London.

Above:- Broadcasting House in London. Image c/o Wikipedia

The reception of the BBC was excellent.


Below is a video showing my reception of BBC.


  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021

Myanmar Radio – 5985 kHz

After Myanmar Radio on 5915 kHz was blocked out by China Radio Internationa I tuned a little further up the band and I found Myanmar Radio on 5985 kHz. They were broadcasting in my Burmese language

This was a much better frequency.


Below is a short video of my reception of Myanmar Radio.


  1. Short Wave Info, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021.

Myanmar Radio – 5915 kHz

First in the log for me on Tuesday 19th October 2021 was Myanmar Radio on 5915 kHz on the 40m band shortwave.

Myanmar officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and formerly known as Burma is a country in South-East Asia. 

Above:- World globe showing the location of Myanmar in South-East Asia. Image c/o Wikipedia.

Myanmar Radio was formerly known as the Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS)), and is the national radio service of Myanmar.

I was receiving Myanmar Radio overall fair. The signal strength was fair with moderate interference from a Chinese language station on.5925 kHz, believed to be CNR. Fading of the signal was slight. However, there were significant static crashes from local storms/lightning activity on the east coast of Australia.


However at 1130 UTC everything changed dramatically. China Radio International (CRI) on 5910 in the Filipino language commenced, and that was the end of the reception of Myanmar Radio. CRI totally wiped it out. CRI was extremely strong.

Below is a short video of my reception of Myanmar Radio.


  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021.
  2. Wikiepdia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021

Radio Alazm – 11745 kHz

My final station logged for Monday 18th October 2021 was Radio Alazam on 11745 kHz on the 25m shortwave band.

Radio Alazm is operated by the Saudi Radio Broadcasting Network. The word Al’Azm means Determination. The station’s broadcasts are aimed at Saudi military personnel fighting the Houthi rebels. Radio Alazm is based in the southern Saudi city of Jizan and has been been on the air since September 2017.

Above:- Map showing the location of Saudi Arabia. Map c/o Google maps

Overall reception of Radio Alazm was good.


Below is a video of my reception of Radio Alazm.


  1. <>, viewed 27th October 2021
  2. <>, viewed 27th October 2021

Trans World Radio India – 13690 kHz

My second to last logging on Monday 18th October 2021 was Trans World Radio India broadcasting on 13690 kHz in the 22m band.

Trans World Radio is a multinational evangelical Christian media distributor and is the largest Christian media organisation in the world. TWR India was established in 1977 and commenced with broadcasting in five Indian languages from a single production centre in Delhi.


Overall reception of TWR India was good. The signal strength was good, with slight interference from NHK World Radio on 13680 kHz.


Below is a video showing my reception of TWR India.


  1. Trans World Radio, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021
  2. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th Octobeer 2021

Radio Azadi – 15090 kHz

Radio Azadi on 15.090 kHz was next in my log. They were broadcasting in the Dari language.

Radio Azadi was formerly known as Radio Free Afghanistan. The station is the Afghan branch of the United State’s Government Radio Free Europe/Radio Libert’s external broadcast services.

Radio Free Afghanistan first aired in Afghanistan from 1985 to 1993 and was re-launched in January 2002 as Radio Azadi. According to Radio Azadi, their mission is “to promote and sustain democratic values and institutions in Afghanistan by disseminating news, factual information and ideas”

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty first launched this service on the 1st day of October 1985 during the period of the SOviet invasion of Afghanistan. The purpose of the broadcasts was “to bring objective and uncensored news and information to the population and resistance forces of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.

The overall reception of Radio Azadi was fair.


Below is a short video of my reception of Azadi Radio.


  1. Wikipedia, 2021, <>, viewed 27th October 2021.