WINB Test Transmissions
Mystery Broadcast of AWR DX Program “Wavescan”
At the present time, the American shortwave station WINB is conducting a lengthy series of test transmissions in the digital DRM mode from its new transmitter at Red Lion in Pennsylvania. According to Hans Johnson, Frequency Manager for WINB, these test transmissions are beamed to Europe and to North Africa.
The AWR international DX program “Wavescan” has been invited to participate in the WINB test transmissions and these special digital broadcasts are scheduled to be on the air during the month of September. Reception reports on the reception of these DRM broadcasts will be most welcome and they can be addressed to both WINB in Pennsylvania and to the AWR DX program “Wavescan” in Indiana.
The schedule for the broadcasts of “Wavescan” over WINB indicates that this half hour DX program will be on the air twice each week, Monday and Friday, at 1630 UTC on 15670 kHz. In addition, there will be another broadcast of “Wavescan” during the week in between the Monday and Friday, a Mystery Broadcast, on a day and at a time not announced in advance.
All reception reports addressed to “Wavescan” will be verified with a specially endorsed QSL card, and reception reports of the unannounced in-between Mystery Broadcasts will be honored additionally with a souvenir from AWR in Indiana. Reception reports indicating reception in the digital DRM mode are preferred, though honest reception reports in the analog mode will also be appreciated. The analog reports will at least give an indication to WINB of the coverage area of these test transmissions.
Multiple reception reports, each on a different day, will be verified individually with the specially endorsed QSL card.
All of the “Wavescan” broadcasts are scheduled for transmission on 15670 kHz and genuine reception reports from anywhere in the world will be most appreciated. These may be sent by email, or by postal mail with an address label and return postage if possible. Remember that IRC Coupons are now no longer valid in the United States. Remember also that the postal address in Indiana has been “borrowed” temporarily and it is valid only in September and October.
Shortwave radio station WINB is owned and operated by World International Broadcasters and it was inaugurated in October 1962 with a 50 kW Continental transmitter Model No 417B. The original transmitter was rebuilt and taken into service again in 1997.
The international DX program “Wavescan” is a co-operative venture on the part of Adventist World Radio and KSDA Guam, Radio Miami International WRMI in Florida, Voice of Hope KVOH in California and Voice of Hope in Zambia Africa, and World Wide Christian Radio WWCR in Tennessee.
Please note the following addresses for reception reports on the WINB test broadcasts:-
* By email to WINB: WINB40th@yahoo.com
* By postal mail to WINB: Box 88, Red Lion, Pennsylvania 17356, USA
* By email to “Wavescan”: adrian.m.peterson @ gmail.com
* By postal mail to “Wavescan”:
Adventist World Radio
WINB Test Broadcasts