Saturday, June 18, 2016

Trans World Radio Europe (Central Asia)

Trans World Radio Europe, transmitting from Central Asia (purportedly Yerevan-Gavar), was received on 17 June 2016, here in the Kuala Lumpur area on the medium-wave frequency of 1377 kHz. A Farsi language broadcast was mostly a  talk format and included at least one recognisable song,  "Tala' al-Badru 'Alaynā" (a traditional Arabic song), from 19.40  till 19.55 UTC. Reception was (SINPO) 33422 -- weak to fair signal strength, occasionally mixing with a Thai station and fading for duration of four to five minutes.

Reception report was emailed the following day to TWR Europe. QSL card arrived in the mail on 21 July 2016.

Receiver used was a Sangean ATS-909 with internal ferrite rod antenna rotated to a northwest direction for best reception.


  1. TWR does all of their 1377 kHz transmissions on the Yerevan-Gavar transmitter. They also use Filake transmitter for 999 kHz broadcasts.
    Congrats on a nice catch and 73 from Croatia!

    1. Thank you, Kristian.

      Radio Republik Indonesia Jakarta (Pro-3) operates on the same frequency (999 kHz), but I do notice an unidentified station mixing underneath RRI Jakarta. This could be AWR, or more likely a station in Thailand. In SEA, Thailand and Indonesia are prominent MW operators.