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Last updated:
page content on June 2, 2012,
page source code on June 2, 2012.

Input Data — Stations, Frequencies, Schedules

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When to use each schedule

ScheduleWhen to useLanguages
EiBi In most cases. All
HFCC
  • At the start of a new broadcasting season (late March and early April, or late October and early November), when EiBi schedule for the new season may not be available yet.
  • When it is more up‑to‑date than other schedules.
  • When it is necessary to get information that is not present in EiBi and Prime Time Shortwave schedules (transmission power and beam direction azimuth).
All
Prime Time Shortwave
  • At the start of a new broadcasting season, when EiBi and HFCC schedules may not be available yet.
  • When it is more up‑to‑date than other schedules.
English
FCC HF Seasonal
  • When it is more up‑to‑date than other schedules.
  • When it is necessary to get information that is not present in EiBi and Prime Time Shortwave schedules (transmission power and beam direction azimuth).
All

Schedule details

EiBi broadcast schedules

Eike Bierwirth’s Comprehensive Schedules include information about regular broadcast radio stations, as well as information about utility radio stations, such as the marine and air weather/meteorological stations.

The schedules are available free at EiBi home page at www.eibispace.de (the original and formerly more widely known alias address is www.eibi.de.vu).

Provided below is the download link to the schedule for the current broadcasting season (A12, summer 2012, from March 25, 2012 through October 27, 2012).

Link
http://www.eibispace.de/dx/eibi-radioexplorer-a12.zip

Please don’t unzip/unpack the zip archive file. Please open the zip archive file in Radio Explorer directly. Radio Explorer reads EiBi schedules directly in the zip archive form. It is not necessary to extract text files from the zip archive.

Note that schedule files in other formats, available from EiBi home page, may contain additional information.

FCC HF Seasonal broadcast schedules

High‐Frequency Seasonal schedules of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) include information about broadcasting on the short waves by private stations in the U.S., and are available free at the Seasonal Schedules page of the FCC Web site.

LinkDateSize
http://www.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/A12FCC01.TXT March 27, 2012 30 KB

HFCC broadcast schedules

High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC) coordinates transmission schedules of stations broadcasting on the short waves. HFCC schedules are available free at the HFCC Public Data page.

LinkDateSize
http://www.hfcc.org/data/a12/a12allx2.zip June 1, 2012 219 KB

Please don’t unzip/unpack the zip archive file. Please open the zip archive file in Radio Explorer directly. Radio Explorer reads HFCC schedules directly in the zip archive form. It is not necessary to extract text files from the zip archive.

Prime Time Shortwave English‐language broadcast schedules

Photo of Daniel Sampson. ©2003 Daniel Sampson.

Daniel Sampson

Prime Time Shortwave schedules include information about shortwave broadcasts in English. Initially the schedules were compiled by Daniel Sampson. Currently they are maintained by Ernest Riley in cooperation with Daniel.

The schedules are available free at the Prime Time Shortwave home page at www.primetimeshortwave.com. On the home page, you can also subscribe to the e‑mail newsletter and receive notice of schedule updates.

Radio Explorer reads Prime Time Shortwave schedules in the time‐ordered text format (time.txt files).

LinkDateSize
http://www.primetimeshortwave.com/time.txt May 23, 2012 60 KB

SWBC English‐language broadcast and program schedules

SWBC schedules used to include information about shortwave, mediumwave, and longwave broadcasts in English, as well as information about the programs being broadcast. The schedules were compiled by Mark J. Fine. Previously you could get free copies of SWBC schedules at the English Language Schedules Download page. Regrettably, SWBC schedules are no longer maintained.

If you have SWBC schedules for previous seasons, here is how you can view them in Radio Explorer. The schedules were published as two zip archives, SW_DATA.ZIP and DX_ALT.ZIP. Extract files from the archives. You will get two files: SW_UPD.DBF, which is the broadcast schedule, and DX_UPD.DBF, which is the program schedule. To view the schedules, first open the broadcast schedule, and then open the program schedule. The program schedule data will be displayed along with the broadcast schedule data, as shown on this large screenshot.