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Medium wave reception in Kazan     

 
Below is a table of medium wave stations that are more or less regularly heard at my location in Kazan, Russia. It's known that distant reception in this band is only possible during the periods of darkness and dusk. All times are UTC.

The table stores my personal observations for the season of spring 2005 autumn 2005. See bandscan data of current season here.

Usage of asterisks: *0500 denotes start of transmission, 2200* denotes end of transmission. Transmitter locations are given in parentheses. Double slash (//) refers to a parallel (usually a stronger one) frequency.

500...700 kHz       700...900 kHz          900...1100 kHz
1100...1300 kHz    1300...1500 kHz     1500...1700 kHz
 

500...700 kHz

531 kHz
  • Russia (Cheboksary), Radio Mayak and regional broadcasts, 0200-1100*. Regional broadcast heard on weekdays at 0200-0300 and on Saturday at 0600-0700. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Azarshahr or Iranshahr or Hamadan), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0000-0130, 1600-2400.
  • Unknown station, mainly with Quran reading, 0000-0100. Weaker than 1st program of Iran.

540 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Mayak, 0000-0130, 0330-0500 (fades out then), 1600-1800*.
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0000-0130, 1600-2400.
  • Kuwait (Sulaibiyah), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0100-0130, 1700-2400.
  • Hungary (Solt), Kossuth Radio, in Hungarian, 0300-0400 (fades out then), 1900-2210*.

549 kHz
  • Russia (various sites), Radio Mayak, 0300-0400, 1500-2100.
  • Ukraine (Brovary?), Promin (2nd domestic program) in Ukrainian, 0000-0100, 1900-2400.
  • Saudi Arabia (Qurayyat), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0100-0130, 2100-2300.
  • Azerbaijan (Gäncä), 1st domestic program, in Azerbaijani, 0100-0130.
  • Iran (???), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2200-2230.

558 kHz
  • Iran (Gheslagh), Radio Farhang, in Persian, 0000-0130, 1630-2400.
  • Romania (Târgu Jiu), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0000-0130, 2300-2400.
  • Finlang (Helsinki), YLE, in Finnish, 0000-0100, 2200-2400.

567 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Rossii and regional broadcasts, *0100-0500 (fades out then), 1100-2100.
  • Syria (Adra or Damascus), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 0000-0100, 2000-2300.
  • Romania (Brasov Bod and/or Satu Mare), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0000-0100, 2200-2300.

576 kHz
  • Russia (Astrakhan, and maybe additionally from Oyash), Radio Mayak, 1600-1900.
  • Bulgaria (Vidin), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 1830-2100. // 828 kHz.
  • Oman (???), in Arabic, 0000-0100.

585 kHz
  • Russia (Perm), Radio Rossii and regional broadcasts, 0000-0030, 0400-0600 (fades out then), 1200-1900, *2300-2400. Regional broadcast found week-days at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Quran, in Persian, 0000-0030, 1600-2300.
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), 1st domestic program, in Arabic, 1900-1930, 2030-2100.

594 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radio Rossii, *0100-0200, 0300-2100.
  • Russia (Vladikavkaz and/or Surgut?), Radio Mayak, 1600-2000.
  • Iran (Zahedan and/or Shiraz), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 2100-2300.
  • Unknown station, weak, in presumed Arabic, 0000-0100, 2200-2300. Might be Saudi Arabia.

603 kHz
  • Romania (Bucharest and/or Botosani), Radio Romania Actualitati. In Romanian, 0000-0100, 1600-2200.
  • Middle-Eastern music at 2100-2300, not heard daily.

612 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1700-1900.
  • Russia (Moscow), Russian International Radio [Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio], in Russian, 1900-2000.
  • Russia (Moscow), Gospel Readings [Yevangelskiye Chteniya], in Russian, 2000-2100.
  • Russia (Moscow), Voice of Russia, Sodruzhestvo channel [Radiokanal Sodruzhestvo], in Russian, 2100-2200.
  • Ukraine (Kyiv and/or Kharkiv), relay of BBC, in English 1830-1900, in Ukrainian 1900-1930.
  • Jordan (Amman), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 0000-0100, 2100-2300. // 801 kHz.

621 kHz
  • Russia (Syktyvkar), Radio Rossii, *0100-0130, 1500-2100.
  • Egypt (Batrah), Voice of Arabs [Sawt ul Arab], in Arabic, 0000-0100, 1830-2300.

630 kHz
  • Russia (Saratov), Radio Mayak, 0300-0500 (fades out then), occasionally at about 0700, 1400-2000 (?).
  • Turkey (Cukurova/Adana), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1630-2205*.
  • Romania (Ortisoara), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 0000-0100, 1930-2300.
  • Kuwait (???), Quran program, in Arabic, 0000-0100, 2100-2300.

639 kHz
  • Russia (Omsk), Radio Rossii, 1500-2000*.
  • Iran (Bonab), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkish 1830-1930.
  • Cyprus (???), relay of BBC, in Arabic, 2200-2300.
  • China (???), CNR-1, in Chinese, 2200-2300.

648 kHz
  • Ukraine (Oktyabrske, Crimea), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 0300-0330 (fades out then), 1500-2200.
  • Unknown station, weak, in presumed Arabic, 2130-2200.
  • Iran (???), 1st domestic program, in Persian, 0100-0130, 2200-2300.
  • Bulgaria (???), Christo Botev program, in Bulgarian, 2200-2300.

657 kHz
  • Russia (Alpatovo), Chechenia Free [Chechnya Svobodnaya], 1600-1700.
  • Iran (Zahedan or Rasht), 1st domestic program in Persian, 0000-0130, 1600-1700, 2200-2300.
  • Israel (Tel Aviv), Kol Israel, Reshet Bet, in Hebrew, 2130-2200.

666 kHz
  • Iran (Shushtar), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-2300.
  • Syria (Sabboura or Damascus), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 0000-0100, 1700-1730, 1830-2300.
  • Greece (???), ERA Kosmos, in Greek, 2200-2300.

675 kHz
  • Libya (Benghazi), Radio of Great Jamahiriyah, in Arabic, 2000-2100.
  • Turkmenistan (Ashgabat), Watan domestic program, in Turkmen, 2030-2200.
  • Netherlands (Lopik), Arrow Rock Radio, in Dutch, 2130-2200.

684 kHz
  • Iran (Mashhad), 1st domestic program and regional broadcasts, in Persian, 1900-2100. Regional broadcast for Khorasan province heard till 1930.
  • Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and/or Riyadh), 2nd domestic program, in Arabic, 2100-2200.

693 kHz
  • Russia (Ufa), Radio Rossii, 0100-1900*.
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Deutsche Welle, in Russian 1800-2000, in German 2000-2200.

700...900 kHz

702 kHz
  • Iran (Kiashahr/Rasht), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Azeri 1530-1600, in Georgian 1700-1800, in Turkish 1830-1930, in Russian 1930-2030.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Arabic, 1530-1600, 1700-1930, 2100-2200.
  • Turkey (Catalca), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1800-2200.

711 kHz
  • Ukraine (Dokuchayevsk, near Donetsk), 1st domestic program, in Ukrainian, 1730-2200.
  • Egypt (Tanta), youth and sports program, 1800-2200.
  • Iran (Ahwaz), 1st domestic program in Persian, 2100-2200.

720 kHz
  • Romania (various sites), Radio Romania Actualitati, 1930-2200.
  • Iran (Mahidasht and/or Tayebad), 1st domestic program in Persian, 2000-2200.

729 kHz
  • Russia (Samara), Narodnoye Radio, in Russian, *0300-1500*. Not heard since August.
  • Greece (Athens), 1st domestic program (ERA1) in Greek, 2030-2200.

738 kHz
  • Russia (Chelyabinsk), Radio Mayak, 1400-1500, 1630-1900.
  • Spain (Barcelona), 1st domestic program (RNE1) in Spanish, 2100-2200.
  • Oman (Salalah), in Arabic, 2000-2100.

747 kHz
  • Iran (Gonbad), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1630-2000.
  • Syria (Sarakeb), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1830-2000.

756 kHz
  • Romania (Lugoj), program not identified yet, in Romanian, 1900-2000.

765 kHz
  • Ukraine (Odesa), Radio Mayak, 1900-2000. Has nothing to do with Radio Mayak from Moscow, Russia (just a name coincidence).
  • Iran (Chah Bahar), in Arabic (???), 1930-2000.

774 kHz
  • Iran (Arak), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-2000.

783 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 2nd domestic program in Arabic, 1930-2000.

792 kHz
  • Iran (Zanjan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1730-2000.
  • Unknown station, weak, in presumed Arabic, 1930-2000.

801 kHz
  • Azerbaijan (Pirsaat and Quba), 1st domestic program in Azeri, 1800-1900.
  • Jordan (Ajlun), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1900-2000.

810 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Mayak, 0200-0500 (fades out then), 1700-1900 (?).
  • UAE (Maqtaa), Radio Holy Quran, in Arabic, 1800-2030.

819 kHz
  • Egypt (Batrah), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1800-2000.
  • Iran (Sari), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-2000.

828 kHz
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian 1930-2000.

837 kHz
  • Iran (Isfahan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1830-2000.

846 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Radonezh, in Russian, 1700-1900*.
  • Russia (Perm?), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1830-1900.
  • Russia (Elista?), Radio Rossii, in Russian, 1800-2000.

855 kHz
  • Russia (Kamenka, near Penza), Radio Rossii, 0100-0400 (fades out then), 1700-2000.
  • Romania (Tancabesti), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1900-2000.
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), Radio Quran, in Arabic, 1900-1930.

864 kHz
  • Armenia (Gavar), relay of Trans World Radio in Central Asian languages, 1700-1825*.
  • Egypt (Santah), Radio Holy Quran, in Arabic, 1900-2000.
  • Unknown station, weak, 0100-0200.

873 kHz
  • Russia (various sites, Samara oblast is the nearest of them), Radio Rossii, 0100-0200, 0400-2000.

882 kHz
  • Iran (Mahabad), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1730-2000.

891 kHz
  • Azerbaijan (Baki), 1st domestic program in Azeri, 1800-1900.
  • Turkey (Antalya), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1800-2000.

900...1100 kHz

900 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak and regional broadcasts (Sovetskiy, Mari El), 0300-1100*. Regional broadcast heard on weekdays at 0300-0400. Joint magazine "Mezhdu Volgoy i Uralom" (Between Volga and the Urals, Kazan/Cheboksary/Saransk/Yoshkar Ola/Ufa/Syktyvkar/Izhevsk) aired Sundays at 0400-0500.
  • Iran (Tehran), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-2000.
  • Saudi Arabia (Qurayyat), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1800-2000.

909 kHz
  • Russia (Yekaterinburg), relay of the Voice of America, in Russian 1800-1900.
  • Yemen (Al-Hudaydah), in Arabic, 1900-2000.

918 kHz
  • Syria (Al Hassake), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1800-2000.
  • Russia (Arkhangelsk or Makhachkala), Radio Rossii, 1900-2000.

927 kHz
  • Iran (Dorud), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1830-2000.
  • Saudi Arabia (Aflaj), 2nd domestic program in Arabic, 1900-2000.

936 kHz
  • Iran (Urumiyeh), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1730-1830. After 1830 sounds like VoIRI in Assyrian.
  • Syria (Homs), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1730-2000.
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Radio Quran, in Arabic, 1900-2000. // 855 kHz.
  • Russian pop music (RIR?, via Lviv, Ukraine?), 1930-2000.

945 kHz
  • Russia (Rostov na Donu), Radio Rossii, 1700-2000. Should carry regional broadcasts as well.
  • Iran (Dehgolan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1830-2000.

954 kHz
  • Turkey (Trabzon), TRT-4, in Turkish, 1700-2000.
  • Qatar (Al Arish), QBS, in Arabic, 1800-2000.

963 kHz
  • Russia, presumed Radio Teos (Moscow), in Russian, 1830-1900.
  • Finland (Pori), YLE, in Finnish, 1900-2000.
  • Cyprus (Nicosia), CyBC, in Greek, 1900-2000.
  • Unknown non-stop music at 1900-2000.

972 kHz
  • Tajikistan (Orzu), relay of Aap ki Dunya, in Urdu, 1800-1830.
  • Ukraine (Kopani), relay of Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio, in Russian, 1800-1900*.
  • Unidentified station in Arabic (UAE, Al Fujairah???) at 1900-1930.

981 kHz
  • Iran (Khamadan), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-2000.
  • Unidentified station with Quran at 1900-2000.

990 kHz
  • Cyprus (Cape Greco), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1800-2000.

999 kHz
  • Moldova (Maiac), relays: Deutsche Welle, in Russian, 1800-1900 / TWR, in Ukrainian, 1900-1930.

1008 kHz

1017 kHz
  • Turkey (Mudanya), TRT-1, in Turkish, 1830-1930.

1026 kHz
  • Iran (Tabriz), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1630-1830.

1035 kHz
  • Iran (Yazd?), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1730-1900.

1044 kHz
  • Russia (Moscow), relay of Radio Liberty, in Russian, 1830-1900.

1053 kHz
  • Russia (Orenburg), Radio Rossii, 1500-1630, 1730-1900.

1062 kHz

1071 kHz
  • Iran (Qom), Radio Ma'aref, in Persian, 1700-1900.

1080 kHz
  • Russia (Saransk), Radio Rossii and regional broadcasts, 0300-0500 (fades out then), 1500-1900. Regional broadcast found week-days at 0300-0400.
  • Iran (Abadan), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Arabic, 1730-1900.

1089 kHz
  • Russia, Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0300-0400, 1600-1900.
  • Russia, Golos Rossii / Voice of Russia, Sodruzhestvo channel (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0400-0500 (fades out).

1098 kHz

1100...1300 kHz

1107 kHz
  • Afghanistan, Radio Afghanistan, in Pashto and Dari, 1700-1830.
  • Iran (Sabzevar), weak in Persian, 1830-1900.

1116 kHz
  • Russia (Sochi), Radio Rossii, 1730-1900.

1125 kHz
  • Unidentified station in German, 1800-1830.
  • Russia (St.Petersburg), Radio Orfey, in Russian, 1800-1830.

1134 kHz
  • Russia (Saransk), Radio Mayak, 0300-0430 (fades out then).
  • Russia (Unknown location), Radio Rossii, 1700-1900.
  • Kuwait (Sulaybiyah), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1630-1900.

1143 kHz
  • Russia (Samara oblast), Radio Mayak, 0300-0700 (fades out then).

1152 kHz
  • UAE (Ras al-Khaimah), Emirate Radio, in Arabic and other languages, 1530-1630, 1800-1900.

1161 kHz
  • Russia (Volgograd), Radio Orfey, in Russian, 1630-1900.
  • Iran (Qasr-e-Shirin), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Arabic, 1730-1900.

1170 kHz
  • Russia, Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio / Russian International Radio (Tbilisskaya), in Russian, 0300-0400.
  • Russia, Voice of Russia (Tbilisskaya), in Arabic, 1600-1900.
  • Iran (Abadan), in Persian (in reality frequency is 1169 kHz), 1700-1900.
  • UAE (Al-Dhabaya), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1800-1900.

1179 kHz
  • Romania (Bacau), Radio Romania Actualitati, in Romanian, 1800-1900.

1188 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Payam, in Persian, 1600-1900.

1197 kHz
  • unknown station with Quran reading at 1630-1700. Probably the same station in Arabic at 1830-1900.

1206 kHz
  • Unknown station, weak, 1800-1830.

1215 kHz

1224 kHz

1233 kHz
  • Cyprus (Cape Greco), Radio Monte Carlo Middle East, in Arabic, 1800-1830.

1242 kHz

1251 kHz
  • Russia (Izhevsk), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1530-1800.

1260 kHz

1269 kHz

1278 kHz
  • Russia (Dubovka), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 0300-0400 (fades out), 1530-1800.

1287 kHz
  • Russia (Yazykovo), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1700-1800.

1296 kHz
  • Afghanistan (Kabul), relay of Radio Ashna, in Afghan languages, 1600-1630.
  • Sudan (Reiba), Radio Republic of Sudan, in Arabic, 1600-1630.

1300...1500 kHz

1305 kHz
  • Iran (Bushehr), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1700-1730.

1314 kHz
  • UAE (Al Dabayya), relay of BBC in Persian, 1600-1700.

1323 kHz
  • Cyprus (Zyyi), relay of BBC in English, 1700-1730.

1332 kHz
  • Iran (Tehran), Radio Tehran, in Persian, 1500-1800.

1341 kHz
  • Kazakhstan (Almaty?), Kazakh Radio, in Kazakh and Russian, 1600-1800.
  • Unidentified station in Arabic, 1730-1800.

1350 kHz

1359 kHz
  • Russia, Radio Mayak (Perm), 0300-0400.

1368 kHz

1377 kHz
  • Armenia (Gavar), relays: Radiokanal Sodruzhestvo (Voice of Russia), in Russian, 1530-1715 / TWR, in Caucasian languages, Kurdish and Persian, 1725-1800.

1386 kHz

1395 kHz
  • Russia (Buguruslan), Radio Rossii, in Russian, 1700-1800.
  • Armenia (Yerevan), Armenian Radio, in Armenian, 1700-1800.

1404 kHz

1413 kHz
  • Russia (Stavropol), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1700-1800.
  • Oman (Al Seela), relay of BBC, in Persian 1600-1700.

1422 kHz

1431 kHz
  • Djibouti (Arta), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1700-1800.
  • Iran (Isfahan), 1st domestic program in Persian (in reality frequency is 1430 kHz), 1600-1730.

1440 kHz
  • Saudi Arabia (Dammam), 1st domestic program in Arabic, 1600-1800.

1449 kHz
  • Iran (Bandar-e-Torkemen), Voice of the Isl. Rep. Iran (external service), in Turkmen, 1530-1800.

1458 kHz
  • Russia (Kudymkar), Radio Rossii, in Russian, 1600-1800.
  • Russia (Valuyki), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1500-1800.

1467 kHz

1476 kHz

1485 kHz

1494 kHz

1500...1700 kHz

1503 kHz
  • Iran (Bushehr), 1st domestic program in Persian, 1600-1800.
  • Russia (Moscow), Radio Tsentr, in Russian, 1600-1700.

1512 kHz
  • Russia (Ibresi), Radiostantsiya Yunost, in Russian, 1600-1800.

1521 kHz
  • Russia (Kazan), Radio Mayak, 0300-1800.

1530 kHz

1539 kHz

1548 kHz
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City), relay of Radio Sawa, in Arabic, 1530-1800.
  • Moldova (Grigoriopol), relays: Voice of Russia, in English, 0300-0400 / Voice of Russia, in Serbian, 1600-1700 / China R Int, in Romanian, 1700-1800.

1557 kHz

1566 kHz

1575 kHz
  • UAE (Al Dhabayya), relay of Radio Farda, in Persian, 1530-1800.

1584 kHz

1593 kHz
  • Kuwait (Kuwait City), relay of the Voice of America, in Kurdish 1600-1700, in Persian 1700-1900.

1602 kHz

1611 kHz

above 1611 kHz

     
 
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