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BBC World Service
English Service


compiled directly from data the BBC provides on line

The BBC World Service is often hard to hear well in Michigan since they've cut back on shortwave, but there are channels that do make it so search around and see what is available, and feel free to let them know that a return to SW would be appreciated!

Their programme schedule is here, their frequency schedule is here and their main web page is here.

Here's a sad comment. I used to make charts like this for the AMERICAS service (only) of the BBC "World Service" in ye olden dayes (that would be the 1970s) for the ASWLC schedules column, and it worked out to be about this length.

The BBC still aren't on 24/7 any more -- but the 'gaps' when you CAN'T hear the BBC on SW any more are shorter than they have been. Interestingly, they have INCREASED use of UK transmitters again — go figure.

The bottom line is that they have done a good job of turning themselves into a DX catch rather than the 'primary source' of international news on SW it once was. Sigh. At any rate -- here is a chart of The BBC World Service (English) broadcasts for A-16 compiled from the direct information from the BBC, with DRM schedule supplimented from other sources.


BBC WS complete SW transmission schedule by frequency. 

  BBC WS SW transmissions by frequency.  
  For A-2016  29/Mar/2016 - 29/Oct/2016  (Created from the charts published by the BBC and supplemented with data
                                          from Short-wave.info which supposedly is updated, (but may not be!)
                                          BUT it does have DRM info, and also supplemented by monitoring in Michigan)

       00  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24       
  3255 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  3255  S Afr         
  3915 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSS¬   ¬  3915  SE Asia       
  5875 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ / ¬   ¬   TTTTTTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTTTTTT¬  5875  W&C Afr / E & SE Asia       
  5890 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬  5890  SE Asia       
  5905 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬  5905  E Asia        
  5945 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  5945  Cen Asia, MidE & Gulf
  5960 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬  5960  E Asia        
  5970 OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  5970  S Asia        
  6005 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  6005  W&C Afr       
  6190 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMMMMMMMMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  6190  S Afr         
  6195 ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS¬   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO¬   ¬   ¬   SSSSSSSS¬  6195  Asia, MidE & Gulf   
  7445 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   VVVVVVVVVVVV¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  7445  Africa         
  7465 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSSSSSSSSSS¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬       ¬   ¬  7465  S & Cen Asia    
  7490 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTTTTTT¬  7490  E Asia
  9410}¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMMMMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   UUUUUUUU¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  9410} S & E Afr         
  9410}TTTT¬   ¬   OOOOOOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  9410} S & Cen Asia, ME & Gulf   
  9460 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMM¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  9460  Africa
  9505 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOOOOOOOOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  9505  ME & Gulf & Cent Asia
  9740 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   §§§§§§§§SSSSSSSS¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSS¬  9740  E & SE Asia       
  9915 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   GGGGGGGGGGGGaaaa¬   ¬   ¬  9915  W&C Afr       
       00  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24       
 11770 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11770  W&C Afr       
 11810 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAAAAAAaaaa¬   ¬   ¬ 11810  W&C Afr       
 11895 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTTTTTTTTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11895  E Asia
 11955 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSS¬ 11955  SE Asia
 12035 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 12035  ME & Cen Asia        
 12095 SSSSSSSSOOOO¬ / UUUUMMMMMMMMAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   VVVVVVVV¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAaaaa¬   ¬   ¬ 12095  S Asia / Africa
 15285 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSSSSSS¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 15285  E Asia        
 15310 ¬   TTTTTTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 15310  S Asia        
 15400 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAAAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 15400  W Afr       
 15420 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   UUUUUUUUUUUU¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMMMMMMMMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 15420  E Afr         
 17640 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   VVVVVVVV¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 17640  S & E Afr         
 17760 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 17760  E Asia        
 17780 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 17780  W&C Afr       
 17830 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAAAAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 17830  W&C Afr       
       00  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24       

Channels listed in Aoki/EiBi and HFCC that are NOT listed in the BBC grids (other than DRM may be outdated!):
       00  01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24       
  3955 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   GGGG¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  3955  DRM to Eur 
  5845 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ TTTTTTTTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  5845  DRM Asia
 17790 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 17790  DRM Asia        

  5840 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTTTTTT¬  5840  E & SE Asia
  7360 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  7360  E Afr         
  7375 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOOOOOOOOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  7375  Cen Asia, MidE & Gulf   
  7465 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   HHHHHHHH¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬       ¬   ¬  7465  S & Cen Asia    
  9440 ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬  9440  Cen Asia, MidE & Gulf   
  9890 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOOTTTT¬  9890  E Asia        
 11675 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11675  Cen Asia, MidE & Gulf   
 11750 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11750  E Asia        
 11835 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11835  S&Cen Asia
 11850 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSS¬ 11850  SE Asia       
 11890 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   SSSSSSSSSSSS¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11890  S&Cen Asia    
 11945 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   MMMM¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 11945  E Afr         
 12010 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬ 12010  E Asia        
 13580 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   VVVVVVVV¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 13580  E Afr         
 13660}¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   OOOO¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 13660} Cen Asia, MidE & Gulf   
 13660}¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   AAAA¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   GGGGGGGG¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 13660} W&C Afr       
 15105 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   GGGG¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 15105  W&C Afr       
 21660 ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   TTTT¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬   ¬ 21660  E Asia        


site key:
A=Ascension Island   
G=UK based xmtr   (are they using anything other than Woofferton these days?)
H=Tashkent
M=Meyerton (S Africa)   
O=Oman   
S=Singapore   
T=Thailand   
U=UAE  
V=Madagascar
§= Singapore and Thailand (daily)


Y=Seychelles     no longer in use     
R=Kigali Rwanda  no longer in use 
C=Cyprus         no longer used on SW

lower case is monday-friday only, UPPER CASE IS DAILY, italics are in DRM





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