ILG Radio Compatible Database
- Since the demise of the free version of the ILGRadio database, many
DXers have missed this useful tool for stations and frequencies.
A few weeks ago I learned of a collaborative effort to provide an
ILGRadio-compatible database. Please see:
Although listed as the "IOC ham radio frequency database," it is a
thorough listing of shortwave broadcast stations, both tropical band
(typically low power) stations and the major foreign services. I
believe the IOC database has started off using the HFCC frequencies
and other sources, but it is open to user input and editing through a
After reviewing the content, it appears to me to be the best bet yet
for a replacement for the ILGRadio database. Also see this link for
You can browse the database online, but full access is through a free
registration at www.docuchannel.net. The ioc.com site provides
details on how this all works; you will need make to sure you have
the latest version of Sun Microsystems Java Plugin to take advantage
of downloading. You should have at least version 6 rev 1.
In future versions of the Perseus software, hopefully Nico will
consider adding ILGradio compatible database/frequency loading such
as found in the ERGO receiver control program (www.swldx.com).
Although ILGRadio is no longer available to hobbyists, it was such a
widely used format that I would like to see Perseus configured to
take advantage of it, and hence this new ioc.com database source.
Puyallup, WA USA