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Philippine DX News No.40

Philippine DX News No.40
June 13, 2010

Hello everyone! To all our dear shortwave listeners Good evening! Good morning! Wherever you are. Welcome to the June 13th edition of the Philippine DX News. This is report No.40.I’m Henry Umadhay in Antique, Central Philippines. Glad to be back and thank you for listening
In today’s program we’ll continue our radio history series of medium wave stations here in the Philippines, DX News and our regular station logs.

History of FEBC Philippines

Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) Philippines started its humble beginnings in August 1946; John Broger its President at that time goes to Manila to seek a base for FEBC. Two months later the construction of Manila transmitters begun in Los Angeles, and in November final payment was made on 12.5 acres of land in Karuhatan, Bulacan here in the Philippines. In April of 1947 the Veidmarks arrive in the Philippines to begin preparation of the said property.
In May 31, 1948 KZAS AM license was granted and in June 4 KZAS (later redesignated as DZAS) goes on the air. A month later KZAS officially dedicated as FEBC’s first broadcast station on 680 KHZ
A 10,000 Watt transmitter DZH6 was added on July 29, 1949 and goes on the air as FEBC’s first Short Wave station.
Another Short Wave transmitter DZH7 was added in 1950 and FEBC distributed 3000 pretuned radio sets throughout the country.
By January 1951 there are 5 transmitters in operation at the karuhatan.
In January of 1953 there are 7 transmitters in operation DZAS, DZB2, DZH6 for Philippine coverage and DZH7, DZH9 and DZI6 for overseas service.
In July of 1954- DZFE, classical music station of FEBC was inaugurated as an AM station on 1030 Khz and later on switch to FM.
September of 1958 the first 50,000 watt (RCA) Short wave transmitter goes on the air at Bocaue.
In 1964 DXKI-FM was inaugurated in Koronadal, South Cotabato in Mindanao. Followed by DXJO (later DXAS Zamboanga) was inaugurated in 1969 in Jolo,Sulu, South Philippines.
Then another station DXFE was inaugurated in 1972 in Davao City, followed by DWAS in Legaspi City in 1973 and DYFR-FM in Cebu City in 1975.
Transmissions for China from Iba, Zambales started in July 1975via DWRF-AM with the power of 250 KW.

In 1985 DZB2 was officially inaugurated and for reaching the Mangyans in Mindoro Island.

On March 31, the new 100 KW transmitter were commissioned at Bocaue.

Today FEBC Philippines continue sharing the gospel throughout the country and FEBC International for Asia and the World.

DZAS now on 702 khz in Metro Manila.

Our regular contributor TC Patterson sent the following items. On may 4 he did scan the 17 MHz daytime regional reception in his QTH in Pakistan. Between 0600 and 0630 he noted the following:

17510 TAJIKISTAN – Radio Free Asia relay via Dushanbe in Tibetan;
17560 THAILAND – Radio Liberty relay via Udon Thani in Russian;
17670 KUWAIT – Radio Free Afghanistan relay via Sulabiyah in Dari;
17710 CHINA – China Radio Int’l from Beijing in English;
17730 SAUDI ARABIA – BKSSA from Riyadh in Arabic;
17750 AUSTRALIA – Radio Australia from Shepparton in English; **
17780 KUWAIT – Radio Free Asia relay via Sulabiyah in Tibetan;
17790 THAILAND – BBC World Service relay via Nakhon Sawan in English;
17810 THAILAND – Radio Farda relay via Udon Thani in Persian; and
17845 SRI LANKA – Radio Farda relay via Irana Wila in Persian.

Station logs for May 2010
May 4- WYFR Family radio on 9615 in English @ 1435 S-I-O 3-3-3
May 5- Vatican Radio on 15460 in English to South Asia @ 0300 S-I-O 3-2-3
May 8- Radio Japan on 17810 in English from Yamata @ 0505 S-I-O 4-3-3
May 12- Voice of Indonesia on 9526 from Jakarta in English @1303 S-I-O 3-4-3
May 13- RTM Malaysia from Kota Kinabalu on 1475 AM MW in Filipino @ 1317 S-I-O 3-4-3
May 16- BBC World service on 9740 in English from Singapore @ 1143 S-I-O 4-4-4
-WEWN on 13835 from Vandiver Alabama @ 1333 S-I-O 3-2-3
May 17- ABC from Northern territory Alice Spring on 4835 @ 2132 S-I-O 3-3-3
-ABC from Northern territory Tennant Creek on 4910 @ 2132 S-I-O 4-4-4
-ABC from Northern territory Katherine on 5025 @ 2133 S-I-O 4-3-4


May 20- T8WH World harvest Radio on 9930 in English from Palau with religious programming @ 0831 S-I-O 4-3-4

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This has been Henry Umadhay for Wavescan in Antique, Central Philippines saying…
Mabuhay! At Maraming Salamat po!

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