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Voice of Russia Radio Stops Shortwave Service

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  • Jack Amelar
    Voice of Russia will end shortwave service January 1, 2014 Those of us who tune outside the HF ham bands. should know what I m referring to. Definitely a long
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 23 4:42 PM
      Voice of Russia will end shortwave service January 1, 2014
      Those of us who tune outside the HF ham bands. should know what I'm
      referring to.
      Definitely a long ways from the Radio Moscow (VO Russia's predecessor)
      in the cold war days when turning on a shortwave radio all you had to
      do is spin the tuning dial about half a turn to find them. Anyone on 40
      meter phone in the evening couldn't avoid them. Today's Voice of Russia
      can be a challenge to find / receive, unless, of course, you audio
      stream from their website http://www.voiceofrussia.ru/
      There will still be domestic shortwave stations in Russia in Russian language.

      To get an idea of how many frequencies Radio Moscow would simulcast on,
      listen to this sign on from 1981
      http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/rus-z-radio_moscow_000181.m3u
      or this sign on from the first day of attempted coup in 1991
      http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/rus-z-rmws_coup_190891.m3u

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      Report:
      http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130821/182889844/Voice-of-Russia-Radio-Stops-Shortwave-Service.html

      MOSCOW, August 21 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian government’s
      international radio broadcasting service Golos Rossii (Voice of Russia)
      will stop its shortwave broadcasts from January 1 next year, the
      Digit.ru online journal reported Wednesday.

      The shortwave service is closing “due to funding cuts,” Voice of Russia
      deputy director Natalya Zhmai said in a letter dated August 15 to
      Andrei Romanchenko, head of the Russian Television and Radio
      Broadcasting Network (RTRBN), the journal said.

      Voice of Russia, established in 1929, currently uses RTRBN transmitters
      to broadcast to foreign countries using short and medium waves. After
      the shortwave service goes off the air, only three low-power medium
      wave transmitters will be used to broadcast to other countries, an
      industry source told Digit.ru.

      The radio will mostly use FM band transmitters based abroad, the source said.

      At the beginning of the year, Voice of Russia cut the total volume of
      shortwave broadcasts to 26 hours a day from more than 50 hours in 2012.

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      73 Jack NY8D
    • Richards
      Great clips.
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 23 5:48 PM
        Great clips.
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        On 8/23/2013 7:42 PM, Jack Amelar wrote:

        > or this sign on from the first day of attempted coup in 1991
        > http://www.intervalsignals.net/files/rus-z-rmws_coup_190891.m3u
        >
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