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The Australasian Radio World

January 10, 1939; Vol. 3 – No. 9; Price, 1/-

Registered at the G.P.O., Sydney, for transmission by post as a periodical

Cover Photo: Photo of Field Test in Toowoomba of Tasma 1.4-Volt Valve Receiver (See Page 8.)

Highlighted Contents: Special 1.4-Volt Valve Number: Field Tests on New Tasma Release: 5-Valve Portable: Resistance and Capacity Bridge: Further List of World Shortwave Stations.

Inside Front Cover – Brimar Valves AdEdit

P.01 – Queensland Demonstration Of New 1.4-Volt Valve ReceiverEdit

P.03 – 1.4-Volt Valves Ideal For Country And Portable RadiosEdit

P.08 – Rola Reproducers For New 1.4-Volt ValvesEdit

P.09 – Special Ever-Ready Cell F or 1.4-Volt ValvesEdit

P.10 – The "One-Four Portable Five"Edit

P.18 – "1939 Sky-King Dual-Wave Five"Edit

P.21 – Planning Receiver SelectivityEdit

P.23 – World Shortwave StationsEdit

P.30 – Home Recording (2)Edit

P.32 – National Field Day OutingEdit

P.34 – What's New In RadioEdit

P.35 – Radio Book ReviewsEdit

P.37 – Resistance And Capacity CheckerEdit

P.39 – The All-Wave All-World DX NewsEdit

The All-Wave All-World DX News

Official Organ of the All-Wave All-World DX Club.

DX News And Views. I have recently been on a vacation and made it my business to see as many DX fellows and their shacks as I could, and must say that some are excellent. Mv own is very plain. I have a two-valve portable and a six tube super., and the antenna system is a zepp about sixty feet long and about 40 feet high. One of the best I saw was owned by M. W . Egling to n (A W 268D X ), M urw illum bah, N.S.W ., who ta k e s dxing on in a big w ay. A ll “ju n k ” is placed away, and out of it he makes useful parts. For instance, old phono, records are used for making insulating points, washers, sockets and coil formers. If a temporary speaker is needed he will' set to work and make it out of an old earphone and a piece of deal board. Among his home-made equipment he has receivers of one, two and three valves, a six-valve superhet, amplifiers and home records. On the experimental side he has built apparatus to switch lights on and off when one w alks past the ray, and also to switch lights on and off by shortwave radio. The outfit also includes a 90-volt power supply worked from a Ford coil and a six-volt battery, instruments to see and feel music, aerial and m ains filters, hom e recording outfits, and a battery-charging plant in a bottle. Besides this equipment he has a very fine collection of QSL cards from all over the world, totalling 228 and 116 swl cards. He has four ordinary antenna system s and one directional, which is worked on an excellent principle for direction finding. He also h as a homebuilt one-tube set using an RK43 valve, which is the most remarkable set I have seen. Americans come through as good as on a three or four tube set.— R. J. Shorty, Brisbane, Queensland. Is Satisfied With “ R.W .” I have been a co n stan t read er of your magazine since the first issue, and have found it far superior to any main attractions are the A.C. shortwave sets that have been described other radio magazine I have seen. My lately, and also the notes by Mr. A. Graham . Keep up the high standard you have achieved of late, and the club member with whom I correspond and I could not wish for anything b e tte r.— J. E . Shrubb (AW80DX), Byron Bay, N.S.W .

A happy moment during dxer R. J. Shorty's holiday tour, when he visited many club members' shacks.

P.40 – Shortwave ReviewEdit

Shortwave Review Conducted by Alan H. Graham

World Shortwave Stations — Additions And Amendments – Reports From Observers Hourly Tuning Guide

Angola. CR6AA, Lobito, is now using three frequencies in an effort to extend the area in which its transmissions are audible. In addition to its old 7177 k c., 41.75 m . channel, it now tra n s m its on 9660 k.c., 31.06 m., and 13,000 k.c., 23.07 m. It is understood th a t all three frequencies are used simultaneously on T h u rsd ay s and Sundays from 5.45 to 7.30 a.m . R eports to Box 103. Bechuanaland. ZNB, M afeking, 5901 k.c., 50.84 m„ has extended its ho u rs of tra n sm ission. I t is now on th e a ir from 4.30 to 5.30 a.m ., and from 9 to 10 p.m . daily. Pow er is 200 w a tts: QRA--- Box 106. Bolivia. CP-1, Sucre, “R adio C huquiaca,” is a new statio n on 9890 k.c., 30.33 m. On th e a ir from 2 to 3 and 10 to 11 a.m. daily. B razil. PSH , Rio de Jan eiro , 10,220 k.c., 29.35 m., is now bro ad castin g every T uesday from 11 to 11.30 a.m ., as well as daily fro m 9 to 10 a.m. Canada. CHNS is th e call of th e statio n p re viously listed as VE9HX. New fre quency is 6150 k.c., 48.78 m. Location, H alifax . A t p rese n t statio n is on the a ir irre g u la rly around 8.30 a ra. Canary Islands. E A J43, S a n ta C ruz de T enerife, is believed to be usin g a new channel — 7500 k.c., 40.0 m. Schedule is from 10-11 a.m. P resu m ab ly tran sm issio n s on l(t,370 k.c., 28.93 m. w ill be discontinued. Chile. CEC, S antiago, is now on a reg u la r schedule, fro m 10 to 10.30 a.m ., daily except Sundays and M ondays. In fo rm atio n reg a rd in g CEC’s fre quency is conflicting— it is eith er 10,600 k.c., 28.27 m., or 10,670 k.c., 28.12 m . QRA is C asilla 16-D. China. From a Jap an ese source comes m ention of XCA P located a t Peiping, o p eratin g fro m m id n ig h t till 5 a.m . programmes are n ativ e in ch aracter. F requency 9570 k.c., 31.35 m. XCAP is sta te d to be p u ttin g out a very stro n g signal. Several Chinese com m ercials are still operatin g . These include XTR, 9400 k.c., 31.9 m., now a t C hungking. Also XTS, 11,440 k.c., 26.2 m. The statio n on 11,680 k.c., 25.7 m., w as XGJ— not X TJ as first believed. XGOW, S hanghai, 9300 k.c., 32.28 m., is on th e a ir around 10.30 p.m . It som etim es sh ifts to 9190 k.c., 32.6 m. D enm ark. OZH, C openhagen, te sts on 15,175 k.c., 19.77 m., fro m 11 p.m . to 4.30 a.m. T ransm issions open w ith the sounding of a gong, and conclude w ith a selection en titled “T here is a W insome L and.” OZF, 9520 k.c., 31.51 m., uses the sam e identification signals. On the a ir fro m 5-9 a.m. Dutch Borneo. A ra re DX “catch ” is YCP a t Balikpapan, D utch Borneo, w hich m ay be heard on 9120 k.c., 32.9 m., contacting Ja v a around 8 p.m . Send re p o rts to B andoeng. (E ngineer-in-C harge, Ja v a W ireless S tatio n s, B andoeng, is sufficient QRA.) ROUND THE SHACKS. Amateur operators desirous of having their transm itters and activities featured under this heading are requested to forward details to ‘‘Reporter,” C /- “Radio World,” 214 George St., Sydney. Articles should be sim ilar in style to those already appearing in the series, and should, where possible, be accompanied with photographs of operator and transmitter. French Indo-China. "Radio Boy-Landry," Saigon, now tra n sm its on 11,710 and 9760 k.c., 25 63 and 30.72 m. In terv al signal is 10 notes on th e piano. Announcements are usually given in F ren ch by a lady announcer. FZS, Saigon, 18,388 k.c., 16.3 m., m ay be h eard calling FTM . P aris, usu ally around 10 p.m . C alls “ alio P aree, ici Saigon. QRA fo r FZS and FZ R is Box 238. Ecuador. HC2RL, G uayaquil, 6635 k.c., 42.2 m., often b ro ad casts special program m es fo r SW L clubs. A s these a re on th e a ir around noon, it is unlikely th a t th e y w ill be h eard in A ustra lia . H ow ever, should any listen er log HC2RL, send re p o rt to Box 759, enclosing a 5-cent U nited S tates stam p to cover return postage. Guatem ala. TGW B relay s TGW A on 6490 k.c., 46.2 m. TGW B uses a pow er of lkw. It is h eard fro m 3.45 to 4.45 a.m . daily except M onday. N o In tern atio n al Reply Coupon is required for verification of any Guatemalan station. Holland. PDV, Kootwijk, sometimes relays P C J on 12,060 k.c., 24.88 m. Such re lay s usu ally tak e place a t 10 a.m. H ungary. H AT-4, B udapest, 9125 k.c., 32.88 m., m ay be h eard on M ondays fro m 9 to 10 a.m . In te rv al signal is a music box m elody. QRA: R oyal H u n g arian P ost, G yali St. 21, B udapest. India. Schedules of th e new In d ian tra n sm itte rs :— VUM-2, M adras, 4950 k.c., 60.1 m.: D aily, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. VUC-2, Calcutta, 9530 k.c., 31.48 m .: D aily, 5.06 to 7.06 p.m ., and 9.36 p.m. to 3.06 a.m .; 4880 k.c., 61.48 m., as on 31 m. VUB-2, Bom bay, 9550 k.c., 31.4 m.: D aily, 12.30 to 1.30 p.m ., 4 to 6.30 p.m ., and 10 p.m . to 3.30 a.m .. . 4905 k,c., 61.06 m., as on 31 m. VUD-2, D elhi, 9590 k.c., 31.3 m.: D aily, 11.30 a.m . to 1.30 p.m ., 4.30 to 6.30 p.m ., 10.30 p.m. to 3.30 a.m ., and 7.40 to 9.30 a.m .; 4995 k.c., 60.0 m., as on 31 m. VUD-3, D elhi, 15,160 k.c., 19.8 m.: D aily, 7.30 to 9.30 a.m ., 11.30 a.m . to

1.30 p.m., 10.30 p.m. to 3.30 a.m . Iraq. Baghdad is now carry in g out tests on 7110 k.c., 42.2 m. S everal lan g uages are spoken, b u t th e m a jo rity of announcem ents are in E nglish. Italy. 2RO is being relayed extensively by both IQY, 11,670 k.c., 25.7 m., and IR F, 9830 k.c., 30.52 m. All th ree stations carry the American Hour programme at 10.30 a.m . IR F ’s tra n s mission is frequ en tly m a rre d by a bad hum . Jap an . A new Japanese station is reported on 9730 k.c., 30.8 m. It carries the sam e programme as JV N . A nother unusual Ja p is JZO on 10,270 k.c., 29.2 m. R ecently heard around 11.30 p.m. Malaya. Latest in formation from Singapore shows that ZHP, 9760 k.c., 30.91 m., and ZHO, 6012' k.c., 49.89 m., are o p eratin g on th e follow ing schedule:— M onday to S atu rd ay : 7.40 p.m . to 12.40 a.m .; W ednesday, 3.40 to 4.40 p.m .; S atu rd ay , 3.25 to 4.40 p.m .; Sunday, 1.40 to 4.10 p.m. Mexico. XECR, Mexico C ity, is te stin g on an additional frequency— 15,150 k.c., 19.8 m. Tests are u su ally on Sunday or Monday. Mozambique. Schedule of CRT A A (6137 k.c., 48.87 m., and CR7BH (11,718 k.c., 25.6 m .): Daily, 12.30 to 2 a.m., 3 to 7 a.m ., 7.30 to 9.30 a.m ., 3 to 4 p.m .; Sundays, 8 to 10 p.m .; Mondays, 1 to 5 a.m. New Guinea. V HSU a t S alam aua has been re p o rted te stin g on 8070 and 6540 k.c., 37.1 and 45.8 m. Heard around 8 p.m. Papua. VHPM , Port Moresby, on 8080 k.c., 37.1 m., has been on telephony betw een 7 and 9.30 p.m. V1G, also a t Port Moresby, on 7310 k.c. 41 m., occasionally relay s p ro g ram m es fro m a local BCB station. These relay s are usu ally on S atu rd ay s from 6-8 p.m. Peru. “ Radio In te rn a tio n a l,” OAX4J, 9300 k.c., 32.2 m., w ill be pleased to re ceive rep o rts. Identification is th ree chim es of a gong. Schedule is from 2 a.m . to 3 p.m . daily except Sundays, w hen th e y continue till 4 p.m . QRA is*C asilla 1166, Lim a. Philippine Islands. KZGH, Iloilo, o p erates on a num ber of frequencies from 9 a.m . to 1 a.m. daily. M ost used channels are 6755 and 5445 k.c., 44.4 and 55.2 m. R ep o rts to th e S tatio n S upervisor will be verified. Poland. T here are now fo u r tra n sm itte rs c a rry in g th e Polish program m es. These statio n s o p erate simultaneously fro m 9 a.m . to noon daily. The p ro g ram m es open w ith a few b a rs from “The H au n ted C astle,” and conclude w ith th e N atio n al A nthem . S tations a re SP-19, 15,120 k.c., 19.84 m .; SP-25, 11,700 k.c., 25.64 m .; SPW , 13,635 k.c., 22 m .; and SPD, 11,535 k.c,, 26 m. All are located in W arsaw . Russia. R N E , 12,000 k.c., 25 m., now tra n s m its a special Chinese programme a t 2 p.m. daily. Incidentally, it is not n ecessary to include a R eply Coupon w ith re p o rts to this statio n or RAN. Siam. H S 6P J is th e new call of H S 8 P J’s 19,020 k.c., 15.77 m. tra n sm itte r. This statio n broadcasts every M onday from 11 p.m . programmes open w ith th ree chim es, and re g u la r announcements are m ade in E nglish. T urkey. TAO, 15,195 k.c., 19.74 m., is on the a ir fro m 4.20 to 8 a.m . TA P, 9465 k.c., 31.7 m., tra n sm its fro m 9 to 10.30 p.m. B oth statio n s a re located in A n k ara . I t is rep o rted fro m Am erica th a t T A P som etim es relay s th e program m es of 2RO-4, Rome. U nited S tates. A new U H F tra n s m itte r located a t Bolinas, Calif., w ill commence te sts on 31,380 k.c., 9.5 m., in th e n ear fu tu re. Call w ill be W 6XI. Reports From Observers. Mr. J. Ferrier (Victoria): Conditions a re ju s t fa ir on th e U H F bands. The E u ro p ean am ateu rs w ere n o t as good as la s t m onth, only one n ig h t, Decem ber 18, being really good. These E uropeans come in betw een 8 and 11.30 p.m., being b e st betw een 8.30 and 10.30 p.m. I find th a t th e an ten n a now in use fo r th ese freq u en cies is m ost sa tisfac to ry — a 16ft. v e rtical. A s f a r as th e b ro ad cast statio n s are concerned, W 9X U P on 11 m etres is o utstanding. 10-m etre am ateu r lo g g in g s:— V E— 50T , 5AAR, 4ALO, 5AEZ, 5GQ. G— 2PU , 2IS, 5VM, 5BI, 6LC, 8SA, 2ZP, 2QY, 6RH, 8IX, 6TW, 6WU, 6XQ, 5SY, 8DM, 2ZV and 5BM. O N 1E J. PA O FB . H I7G . GM— fiRG, 6RV. SU1MW . Also a fa ir num ber of W ’s, K 6’s, and ZL’s. Mr. C. J. Anderson (West Australia): DX h as been v ery poor this la s t m onth g en erally speaking, although an occasional h o u r h as given quite good resu lts. F o r exam ple, one m orning a t 6 a.m. (P erth tim e) the only two stations audible on 20 metres were VP9L, Bermuda, using 40 w atts.; and CT1ZA, Portugal, using 50 w atts. Both these stations were a t fair speaker strength, and both faded out fairly rapidly. E arlier in December some ZS signals were logged, but none have been audible lately. In the evenings 20 m etres is very mediocre—mainly VU, PK, KA, W, w ith an occasional VS7, XZ or XU. None of these put in a very good signal. Very little tim e has been spent on the broadcast bands. However, it has been noted th at COCQ has shifted to 33 metres. On December 10 unusual conditions were noted on 31 m etres around 11 a.m., when this band is usually quite dead. W2XE, W3XAL and W2XAF were all a t good strength; W3XAL being particularly strong. KZIB is strong on this band in the evenings. Mr. G. O. La Roche (W est A u stralia): DX has not been very interesting of late, nothing but the same old stations on all bands. The am ateurs on 20 m etres have provided the best DX for the month, and even here results have not been startling: 10 m etres seems a total loss over here, even the local am ateurs are complaining. General comments on broadcast bands:— 13 m etres: D aventry still good, but W2XE and W8XK are now missing. 16 m etres: Paris, TPB-3, no longer audible. 19 m etres: All the usual stations, with HVJ, 19.85 m., very good. 20-25 m etres: SPW, good; TFJ, ju st audible, very noisy. 25 m etres: VLR-3 very good; OLR4A and 2RO-3 very strong. Also noted were COGF, W1XAL, W2XE, W9XF and XTJ. 31 m etres: Usual stations still good; KZIB good. 49 m etres: Reception poor, signals weak, noise-level high. 50-100 m etres: Signals from DEI stations good; noise-level very high. Mr. La Roche includes reports from Mesdames Osborn and Nicholls. These indicate th a t conditions are much the same as in previous months. The most interesting stations reported by these listeners are as follow:— 16 m etres: W3XL. 19 m etres: Rome on 19.6 m., relaying 2RO. 20 m etres: H aw aiian station, call unknown. 25 m etres: VLR-3; XGJ, China. 31 m etres: HS8PJ, KZIB, YDB. 40 m etres: JVP. 49 m etres: ZHP, Singapore, R angoon. 60 m etres: Indian stations at Madras, Calcutta and Bombay. 65-100 m etres: D.E.I. stations, mostly carrying native programmes. Mr. H. A. Callander (Tasmania) : (Mr. Callander wishes to advise all those who have sent him SWL cards and have not received replies' as yet that he will QSL early in the New DX Club Requirements. All-Wave All-W ond DX Club members are advised th at the following DX requirem ents ar^ obtainable from Club headquarters, 214 George Street, Sydney. REPORT FORMS. — Save time and make sure of supplying all the inform ation required by using these official forms, which identify you with an established DX organisation. Price . . . 1/6 for 50, post free. NOTEPAPER.—Headed Club notepaper for members’ correspondence is also available. Price, 1/6 for 50 sheets, post free. DX CLUB STICKERS.—E nlarged two-colour replicas of the Club badge, in the form of gummed stickers, designed for a ttaching to envelopes, QSL cards, etc. Price, 5 dozen for 1/6, post free. DX CLUB LOG SHEETS.— Designed by the Shortwave Editor, these headed and ruled log sheets are indispensable to dxers who wish to keep a sim ply-prepared and accurate list of loggings. Price, 3 dozen for 1/6, post free. Year. A most painful accident to his hands has prevented him from keeping up to date w ith his correspondence. This same injury has also prevented him from doing much DX for some time, but he forw ards the following report.) The interesting feature of recent DX has been the logging of a new station on 19 m etres. As yet this station has not been identified, although it is located in South Africa. Frequency is 15,220 k.c., or 19.71 metres. Announcements are given by a man, anci are followed by three short and two long Morse signals. Signals are not strong, and QRM has always prevented a call-sign being obtained. 20-metre am ateurs have rath er fallen away of late, and nothing of unusual interest has been noted on the band. Verifications to hand are from W9TIV, W5APW, W9GIC and KZR.M. Mr. R. S. Coggins (South A ustralia): Generally speaking, reception was very poor a t the beginning of the past month, but has improved g reatly during the last week. This has been particularly the case with regard to the am ateur bands. On 20 m etres reception between m idnight and 7 a.m. is really good; daylight conditions are poor, only a few W ’s. The American broadcast stations W3XL and W3XAL are strong in the mornings—good R6-7. The usual stations, D aventry, Berlin and Huizen, have been very inconsistent in this locality a t present. At times they are a strong R9 (usually with quick fading), whilst a t others they are barely audible. Possibly this is due to the prevalence of thunder and humid weather. Mr. J. K. Sorensen (Queensland) : Intense heat and heavy static have made conditions fo r DX very unpleasant. The outstanding station this month has been HVJ, Vatican City, on 19.84 m. This station has been testing and asking fo r reports. Two different aerials were used on 19 m etres .and then a change was made to 25 m etres at 11.40 p.m. The transm ission on 25 m etres was not audible. Archerfield aerodrome has been heard on a number of occasions on 43 metres—giving weather data to various airliners. On the same wavelength Mascot ’drome was heard calling the ’plane “Canberra.” Mr. H. I. Johns (New Zealand) : Owing to the very bad w eather experienced in New Zealand recently reception has been anything but good. Evening stations have been particularly poor, but perhaps things will pick up when the w eather settles down. On 19 m etres TPA-2 is good around 5.30 p.m.; also DJQ and DJB a t fair .strength, im proving steadily as the night advances. RV96 is also good. DJE, 16.89 m., puts in one of the strongest signals at the present time. On 25 m etres I have found GSE, 25.2 m., better than GSD, 25.5 m., when opening a t t m. TPA-3, 25.2 m., is excellent a t the same time. Also on the same band RNE. By the way, listeners reporting to RNE should give details only when announcements are made in English; program m es entirely in Russian will not be verified. (This also applies to RV15 on 70 m.— S.W. Ed.) EAQ, 30.4 m., “The Voice of Republican Spain,” has been heard w ith a strong signal a t 5.45 p.m. • HCJB, Quito, using one of its new wavelengths, has been heard a t 1 p.m. on 24 metres. A t the same tim e VUD-2, 19.8 m., is fairly strong. Transm its a native program m e till closing at 1.30 p.m. N.B.—All above tim es A ustralian E astern Standard.)

Senor Richard F. Rubio (Yest Indies) : Senor Rubio sends interesting details of DX conditions in Cuba, together w ith a budget of short-wave news. “Well, th’s is our autumn, which means the beginning of our DX season. Conditions have improved a g reat deal lately. All enthusiastic DX-ers are having their sets checked in preparation for a good season. Although conditions have improved generally, the 20-metre am ateur band is still best. Best reception is possible around midnight. “Best am ateur loggings: VK4HN, VK5CX, VK3PE. VK3ZX, VK4BB, VK4JU, VK4TH, VK4VD, VK5TR; J5CC; VU2FU, VU2BT, VU2JL, VU1LL; VS7RF; T I20F R ; AC4YN, XU6TL, PK6XX, PK2WL, PK1VY, KA1JZ, KA1FH, KA1ZL; ON4MZ, ON4BG; CN1AF; PAOMZ; CT1QG; ZS6AJ, ZS6ED, ZS5AW; VS2AL; XZ2DX; G3DO, G5GS; K6FAB, K6KGA; VP3AA; PY1RF; CE1AO; YY1AP, YV5ABY; HC1JW ; LU4PB, LU4FG; andV ElG F.” Short-wave News. COCQ is roaming around apparently looking for a definite channel. A fter testing on 30.98 m., they are now trying 30.92 m. (L atest reports indicate th a t COCQ is now on 33 metres.— S.W. Ed.) COKG, 33.4 m., are very desirous of receiving reports on their tran smissions, and will verify promptly. QRA is Box 137, Santiago, Cuba. Two new Cuban stations are in course of erection. One at Santa Clara; and the other at Holguin, on 48.38 m. (6195 k.c.). LRA, “Radio del Estado,” now uses call LRA-1. Often has special program m es around 7.30 a.m. Radio Sofia, Bulgaria, which used to be on 14,918 k.c., 20.2 m., is now testing on 8445 k.c., 35.5 m. On the air around 8 a.m. TIGPH, San Jose, 5825 k.c., 51.5 m., is on the air from 10 p.m.-midnight in addition to their usual schedule. CR7AB, Lourenco M araues, Mozambique, is a new transm itter on 85.93 m. Transm its same type of program m e as CR7AA and CR7BH. Reports to Box 594. TI2XD, “La Voz del Radio Pilot,” operates on 11,920 k.c., 25.19 m. Scheudle, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. QRA, Box 1729, San Jose. Amateur Review. The am ateur bands continue to be the DX-ers’ stand-by. It is little short of am azing how 20 m etres m maintains its high standard of DX —for there has been very little, if any, falling-off noticeable during recent months. From Observers in all States come reports of fu rth er good reception. On 10 metres, too, conditions are good. Observer F errie r again fo rwards details of some real DX on this band. W atch for W ’s and Kfi’s in the mornings and early afternoons, and Europeans after 8 p.m. From Here And There. VR6AY requests th at SWL’s do not enclose International Reply Coupons with their reports, as these cannot be redeemed. In place of these send either United States or New Zealand stam ps. KA1JM is located on board the yacht “Jen” in, M anila harbour. QRA is Box 817. PK6W F is operated by a geological expedition in the wilds of Dutch New Guinea and Papua. QRA’s :— CN1AF: Sr. Jose M. Sierra, rue des Sources, Tangier, International Zone, N orth Africa. VP7NC: Box 703, Nassau, Bahamas. K7CNJ: Charles B. Michael, Quinhaqak, Alaska. (Incidentally, the QRA’s of all recently licensed W ’s are available to readers. If any Y station is not listed in your call-sign book, ju st drop a line to the Short-wave Editor.)


N.S.W .: V. D. Kemmis (AW301DX), “Brampton Hall,” 49 Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney; A. R. Payten (AW352DX), High Street, Coff’s Harbour.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: J. C. Linehan (AW323DX), 181 South Terrace, Adelaide; A. E. Bruce (AW171DX), C/- 54 Currie Street, Adelaide; R. S. Coggins, 8 Glen Rowan Road, Woodville.

QUEENSLAND: J. K. Sorensen (AW316DX), "Fairholme," Station Road, Gympie; E. Neill (AW64DX), 26 Canning Street, Nth Ipswich.

WEST AUSTRALIA: G. O. La Roche (AW155DX), 62 Gladstone Avenue, South Perth; W. H. Pepin (AW402DX), Seventh Avenue, Maylands; C. J. Anderson (AW417DX), Dumbleyung.

TASMANIA: H. A. Callander (AW304DX), 1 Franklin Street, West Hobart.

VICTORIA: J. Ferrier (AW129DX), "Winninburn," Coleraine.

NEW ZEALAND: H. I. Johns (AW407DX), Mount Pleasant Avenue, Nelson, N.Z.

Amateur Frequencies. 10 Metres. Europeans: G6DT, 28,200; G2KU, 28,590; G6BH, 28,230; G2MI, 28,270; G5BM, 28,348; G5VM, 28,185; G5LJ, 28,180; G5SI, 28,150; G2ZV, 28,190; G2VM, 28,190; G8SA, 28,105; G6BW, 28,268; GM6RG, 28,430; PAOFB, 28,180; EI2L, 28,200; F8UE, 28,390. Americans: TI3AD, 28,290; HI7G, 28,310; K4EZL, 28,210; K4FKC, 28,200; K4EJG, 28,075; K6LB, 28,262; YV1AQ, 28,276. 20 metres. A fricans: ZS1AX, 14,080; ZSXBL, 14,360; ZS1CN, 14,070; ZS1B, 14,060 ZS2AZ, 14,120; ZS2AH, 14,020 ZS2BB, 14,050; ZS2N, 14,030; ZS4H 14.270; ZS5AW, 14,090; ZS5AD 14,100; ZS5BZ, 14,030; ZS5BH, 14,400 ZS5BS, 14,140; ZS5T, 14,050; ZS6AJ 14,130; ZS6BA, 14,350; ZS6DJ, 14,040 ZS6AD, 14,080; ZS6DM, 14,090 ZS6DW, 14,040; and 14,070; ZS6W 14,030 and 14,370; ZS6EF, 14,370 ZS6EY, 14,080; ZS6ED, 14,040 ZS6FB. 14,140; ZE1JX, 14,020 VQ2HC, 14,310; CN1AF, 14,280 FB8AB, 14,375. Europeans: G5ML, 14,090; G2PU, 14,090; F3HM, 14,080; EI7M, 14,015; ZB1R, 14,200; ZBIL, 14,340. Asiatics: VS7GJ, 14,080; VU2LL, 14,100; VU2FZ, 14,270; VU2CA, 14,200; VU2FU, 14,280; VIJ2EU, 14.380; VU2DR. 14,140; VU2FS, 14,330; XU8CM, 14,310; XZ2EX, 14,340; XZ2DY, 14,100; XZ2PB, 14,040; XZ2EZ, 14,200; VS6AG, 14,080; VS3AF, 14,350; FI8AC, 14,070; KA1BH, 14,110; KA7EF, 14,140; KA1HS, 14,280; KA1CS, 14,310; KA1JM, 14,260; KA1FT. 14,100; KA3KK, 14,320; K61LW, 14,210; K 60JI, 14,170; K60QW, 14,230; K6BNR, 14,230; J5AH, 14,330; J5CC, 14,405; J2MI, 14,080; J2CR, 14,035; J2KG, 14,390; PK1GL, 14,270; PK1VY, 14,270; PK2WL, 14,185; PK4JD, 14,090. Americans and CE2BX, TI2FG, HC1JW, LU4BC, VP1AA, HK1EF, K4EJF, YV1 AQ, YV5ABQ. 14,200; 14,050; 14,155; 14,070; 14,040; 14,110; 4,240; 14,000; 14,060; VP7NC, 14,252. West TI1AF, HC1FG. HH2B, PY2AK, VP1BA, TG9BA, K4FAY, YV4AE, YV5ABY, Indians: 14,080; 14,130; 14,100; 14,050; 14,125; 14,010; 14,210; 14,080; 14,160; Calls Heard. Compiled from inform ation supplied by observers in all States. All on 20 metre ’phone. E urope: Holland: PAOMZ. Portugal: CT1RA, CT1ZA. British Isles: GM6MD, G2ML, G2TR,

A frica. Morocco: CN8CA, CN8AV. M adagascar: FB8AH . K enya: VQ4KTB. N o rth ern R hodesia: VQ2HC. S outhern R hodesia: ZE1JX . E g y p t: SU1AM . South A frica: ZS3F, ZS4H, ZS5AW , ZS6ED. ZS6DJ, ZS6H, ZS5BK, ZS2X, ZS6A, ZS2AF, ZS5CO, ZS6CZ, ZS6AJ (L a Roche, A nderson). Asia. H aw aii: K6LGH, K 60D N , K6DTT, K6PLZ, K 6W ID, G6NZQ. K6BNR, K6BAZ, K 6LEJ, K6LKM, K 60Q E , K6GAS, K 6KK P, K 60TH , K6KGA, K 6 0 JI, W 6NYD (p o rtab le ). P itc a irn Is.: VR6AY. Ja p a n : J2M C, J2 N F . M alaya: VS2AS, YS2AR, VS2AB, VS2AJ. India: VU2CA, VU2DG, V U 2FU , VU2AG, YU2CQ, VU2BC, VU2LK, VU2AC, VU2DR, VU2HQ, VU2FQ, VU2BG, V U 2FS, V U 2JK . Philippine Is.: KA1CH, KA1CS, KA1M E, K A1A P, K A 1A F, KA1JM , KA1BH, K A 1FE, K A 7EF, K A 20V , KA4LH, KA7HB, KA1CW. B urm a: XZ2DY, XZ2EZ, XZ2EX, XZ2JB. D .E.I.: PK 3W I, PK 1RL, PK 1M J, PH 4H U , PK4CB, PK 4KL, PK4BD, PK 4KS, PK 1JD , PK1LD, PK 1RE, PK2AY, PK 4K T, PK 1JR , PK 2D F, PK1VY, PK1VX, PK 2W L, PK6XX. C hina: X U8ET, XU8RB. Ceylon: VS7GJ, VS7RA, V S7RF. Indo-C hina: FI8A C . H ong K ong: VS6AQ. South A m erica. A rg en tin e: LU4BC. B razil: PY 2JC , PY 2AK . E cuador: H C1JW , HC1FG. V enezuela: YV4AE, YV1AP. N o rth A m erica : P o rto Rico: K 4RJ. B erm uda: VP9L. C anal Zone: K 5AF. C osta R ica: TI2RW . Cuba: C 07CX , C07A Y , C02CC, C02W M . B ritish H onduras: VP1BA.

SWL Card Exchangers’ Section Once ag a in we publish a list of overseas SW L’s in te re ste d in th e exchange of cards. A ll of th e follow ing g u a ra n te e 100% QSL. F . E . M assey, 58 St. A nnes Road, Cornm eadow , W orcester, E n g la n d ; George M ills, 13 C ritchley St., Ilkeston, D erbyshire, E n g lan d ; M eredith M. S troh, 172 Queen St., N. K itchener, O ntario, C anada; C. H. Johnson, 1539 W est 12th St., C asper, W yom ing, U .S.A .; R aym ond B enton, R oute 4, Plym outh, N ew H am pshire, U .S.A .; Jim H arriso n , 29 B lake St., A sheville, N o rth C arolina, U .S.A .; C larence 0 . Schw engel, 811 O akland Av., P o rt W ashington, W is., U .S.A .; R ussel S hort, Jerom e, Idaho, U .S.A .; J. Shields, 712 W allace, Clovis, New Mexico, U .S.A .; W illiam A. W eiss, 220 N o rth Birchwood, Louisville, K entucky, U .S.A .; W a lte r E. C rane, 247 South C am bridge St., O range, Calif., U .S.A.; R o b ert H am pton, 136 N o rth M adison Av., P asadena, C alif., U .S.A .; J. Doyle, 319 E a s t 2nd St., Florence, Colorado, U .S.A .; M erlin N. Steen, R oute 6, D ecorah, Iow a, U .S.A .; S pencer E. Law ton, 15 H illside Av., W esterly , Rhode Is., U.S.A.

Latest Schedules Below are se t ou t th e la te st av ailable schedules fo r th e “ re g u la r” overseas short-w ave tra n sm itte rs. D aventry : T ransm ission 1.— F ro m 6 to 8.15 p.m.: GSI, GSO, GSF, GSE and GSD. T ransm ission 2.— F ro m 8.45 p.m . to m idnight: G SJ, GSH, GSG, G SF and GSE. T ransm ission 3.— F ro m m id n ig h t to 3 a.m .: G SJ, GSH, GSG, GSO, GSF, GSE and GSD. T ransm ission 4.— F ro m 3.20 to 7.07 a.m .: GSG, G SP, GSA, GSD, GSB. G SI; fro m 7.15 to 9 a.m ., GSO, GSD. T ransm ission 5.— F ro m 9.20 to 11.30 a.m .: GSO, GSD, GSC, G SB and GSL. T ransm ission 6.— F ro m 12.20 to 2.20 p.m .: GSD, GSC, GSB and GSL. T ra n sm itte rs listed above:— GSA, 6050 k.c., 49.59 m. GSB, 9510 k.c., 31.55 m. GSC, 9580 k.c., 31.32 m. GSD, 11,750 k.c., 25.53 m. GSE, 11,860 k.c., 25.29 m. G SF, 15,140 k.c., 19.82 m. GSG, 17,709 k.c., 16.86 m. GSH, 21,470 k.c., 13.97 m. GSI, 15,260 k.c., 19.66 m. GSJ, 21,530 k.c., 13.93 m. GSL, 6110 k.c., 49.1 m. GSO, 15,180 k.c., 19.76 m. G SP, 15,310 k.c., 19.62 m. Berlin. T ransm issions fo r A sia and A ustra lia : F ro m 3.05 p.m . to 2 a.m .: D JA , D JR, D JN and DJQ. F ro m 3.05 p.m . to 8.50 p.m .: D JE . F ro m 3.05 p.m . to 8.30 p.m .: D JS. T ransm issions fo r A frica: F ro m 1.40 to 7.25 a.m .: D JX . F ro m 2.30 to 7.25 a.m .: D JD. F ro m 4 to 7.25 a.m .: D JC . F ro m 3.05 to 5 p.m .: D JL . T ransm issions fo r South A m erica: F ro m 2.10 to 3.25 a.m . (M ondays o n ly ): DJQ. F ro m 7.50 a.m . to 1.50 p.m .: D JN and DJQ. F ro m 9 to 11.50 p.m .: D JJ an d D JE . T ransm issions fo r N o rth A m erica: F ro m 2.10 to 3.25 a.m . (M ondays o n ly ); D JB. F ro m 7.50 a.m . to 1.50 p.m .: DJB. DJD, D JZ and DJM . F rom 11 p.m . to m id n ig h t: DJL. T ransm issions fo r C entral A m erica: F rom 7.50 to 11.50 a.m .: D JA . F ro m 11 p.m . to m id n ig h t: DJB. T ra n sm itters listed above : D JA , 9560 k.c., 31.38 m. DJB, 15,200 k.c., 19.74 m. DJC, 6020 k.c., 49.83. DJD, 11,700 k.c., 25.49 m. D JE , 17,760 k.c., 16.89 m. D JJ, 21,565 k.c., 13.92 rn. DJL, 15,110 k.c., 19.85 m. DJM , 6079 k.c., 49.35 m. D JN , 9540 k.c., 31.45 m. DJQ, 15,280 k.c., 19.63 m. D JR, 15,340 k.c., 19.56 m. D JS, 21,450 k.c., 13.99 m. DJX, 9675 k.c., 31.01 m. DJZ, 11,801 k.c., 25.42 m. Paris : F ro m 12.30' to 2 a.m .: TPB-3. F ro m 2.15 to 9 a.m .: TPA -3. F ro m 10 a m. to 12.15 p.m .: TPA -4. F ro m 12.30 to 3 p.m .: TPB-7. F rom 2.15 to 9 p.m .: TPB-11. F ro m 5 to 8 p.m .: T PB -6 and TPA -3. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m .: TPA -2. T ra n sm itte rs:— TPA-2, 15,243 k.c., 19.68 m. TPA -3, 11,885 k.c., 25.24 m. T P A -4: 11,7.18 k.c., 25.6 m. TPB-3, 17,810 k.c., 16.84 m. TPB-6, 15,130 k.c., 19.83 m. TPB-7, 11,885 k.c., 25.24 m. TPB-11, 9550 k.c., 31.41 m. Tokyo : T ransm ission fo r E urope.— From 5.30 to 7 a.m .: JZ J or JZ I. T ransm ission fo r South A m erica.— F ro m 7.30 to 8.30 a.m .: JZ J or JZ I. T ransm ission fo r N o rth A m erica (E a ste rn d istric ts).— F ro m 11 to 11.30 a .m .: JZ J. F ro m 10 to 10.30 p.m .: JZ J. T ransm ission fo r N o rth A m erica (Pacific co a st), C anada and H aw aii.—• F rom 3.30 to 4.30 p.m .: JZ J. T ransm ission fo r C hina and South Seas.— F ro m 11 p.m . to 12.30 a.m .: JZ J and JV P . T ra n sm itters listed above:— JZ I, 9535 k.c., 31.46 m. JZ J, 11.800 k.c., 25.42 m. JV P , 7510 k.c., 39.95 rn. Rome. F ro m 7.40 p.m. to 3.05 a.m .: 2RO-4, 11,810 k.c., 25.4 m. F ro m 3.05 a.m. to noon: 2RO-3, 9630 k.c., 31.13 m. 2RO is relayed by the follow ing tra n s m itte rs :— IR F , 9840 k.c., 30.52 m., fro m 6 to 6.30 a.m ., fro m 9 to 10.25 a.m., and from 10.30 p.m . to- m idnight. IQY, 11,670 k.c., 25.7 m., fro m 3.10 to 5.35 a.m ., from 6 to 6.30 a.m ., from 9 to 10.25 a.m ., and fro m 10.30 p.m. to m idnight. , ICC, 6350 k.c., 47.2 m ., from 6 to 6.30 a.m.

Prague : Prom 4.55 to 8.10 a.m.: OLR4A and OLR4B. (N.B.—A t 7.40 a.m. a frequency change is announced, the new tran sm itter coming on a t 7.45 a.m. OLR3A is used on Tuesdays, OLR5A on Wednesdays, OLR2A on Thursdays and Fridays, and OK1MPT on Saturdays.) From 8.55 to 11.55 a.m. (Mondays only): OLR4A and OLR4B or OLR5A and OLR5B. From 10.55 to 1.55 p.m. (daily exc M ondays): OLR4A and 0LR4B or OLR5A and OLR5B. From 9 to 11.10 p.m.: OLR5A. 11.25 p.m. to 1.25 a.m 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 15,210 k.c., 19 72 m., daily m idnight to 10! a.m.; 21,540 k.c., 13.93 m., daily 9.45 p.m. to midnight (exc. Sunday). W3XL, 17,780 k.c., 16.87 m., daily midnight to 11 a.m. W2XAF, 9530 k.c., 31.48 m., daily 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. (next day). W3XAL, 9670 k.c., 31.02 m., daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Manila : Through KZRM, 9570 k.c., 31.33 m., and KZIB, 9510 k.c., 31.55 m. From 7.30 to 8 a.m.; from 7 p.m. to m idnight (occasionally till 1 a.m.). Geneva : Through HBJ, 14,535 k.c., 20.64 m.: 6 to 6.30 p.m. (Mondays only). Through HBO, 11,402 k.c., 26.31 m.: 5.30 to 5.45 p.m. (Mondays and F ridays). Fiji. Through VPD-2, 9540 k.c., 31.45 m.: From 8.30 to 10 p.m. (exc. Sundays). Dutch E ast Indies : From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: YDB. 15,300 k.c., 19,61 m. From 7.30 to 1 a.m.: YDB, 9550 k.c., 31.41 m.; YDC, 15,150 k.c., 19.8 m.; PLP, 11,000 k.c., 27.27 m.; PMN, 10,260 k.c., 29.24 m.

P.45 – Hourly Tuning GuideEdit

HOURLY TUNING GUIDE W hen and W here To S earch Compiled by ALAN H. GRAHAM. In order to assist beginners and less experienced dxers, it is intended to publish monthly a special tuning guide, setting out at w hat tim es to listen for the more easily logged stations. It should be noted th a t the guide is not intended to cover all stations audible; for full details as to when and where to look for the best catches are given elsewhere. Moreover, the fact th a t a station is shown as being on the air a t a particular tim e is no guarantee th a t reception must follow as a m atter of course. All times are given in A ustralian E astern Standard Time. Key to abbreviations used: S, Sundays only; M, Mondays only; T, Tuesdays only; W, W ednesdays only; Th, Thursdays only; Sat, Saturdays only. M idnight-1 a.m. 13.93 GSJ 13.97 GSH 16.84 TPB-3 16.86 GSG 16.88 PHI (S) 19.35 W2XAD 19.56 DJR 19.63 DJQ 19.68 TPA-2 19.7 OLR5A (ex. M, S) 19.71 PCJ (Th) 19.74 DJB 19.76 GSO 19.8 YDC 19.82 GSF 25.29 GSE 25.34 OLR4A (ex. M, S) 25.4 2RO-4 25.42 JZJ 25.53 GSD 27.27 PLP 28.48 JIB 29.24 PMN 30.96 ZHP 31.28 31.28 31.38 31.45 31.49 31.55 31.58 31.8 32.59 32.95 33.32 39.95 48.7 49.9 49.98 58.3 60.0? 60.61 61.46 70.2 98.6 VK2ME (M) VUD DJA DJN ZBW-3 HS8PJ (F ) XEWW COCH COBX COCA COBZ JVP VPB COCO Rangoon PMY VUD VUM VUC KV-15 YDA 1-2 a.m. 13.93 GSJ 13.97 GSH 16.84 TPB-3 16.86 GSG 19.35 W2XAD 19.56 DJR 19.63 DJQ 19.68 TPA-2 19.7 OLR5A (ex. S, M) 19.71 PCJ (Th) 19.74 DJB 19.76 GSO 19.8 YDC 19.82 GSF 19.84 HVJ 25.00 RNE 25.24 TPA-3 25.29 GSE 25.34 OLR4A (ex. S. M) 25.4 2RO-4 25.53 GSD 27.27 PLP 28.48 JIB 29.24 PMN 31.28 VUD 31.35 TPB-11 31.38 DJA 31.45 DJN 48.7 VPB 49.9 COCO 58.3 PMY 60.06 VUD 60.61 VUM 61.46 VUC 70.2 RV-15 2-3 a.m. 13.93 GSJ 13.97 GSH 16.86 GSG 19.35 W2XAD 19.63 DJQ (M) 19.74 DJB (M) 19.76 GSO 19.82 GSF 25.24 – TPA-3 25.29 GSE 25.4 2RO-4 25.49 DJD 25.53 GSD 31.01 DJX 31.28 VUD 48.70 VPB 49.31 VQ7LO 60.06 VUD 60.61 VUM 61.46 VUC 3-4 a.m. 16.86 GSG 19.62 GSP 19.63 DJQ (M) 19.66 GSI 19.74 DJB (M) 25.24 TPA-3 25.49 DJD 25.53 GSD 25.71 IQY 31.01 DJX 31.13 2RO-3 31.55 GSB 49.31 VQ7LO 49.59 GSA 60.06 VUD 61.46 VUM 61.16 VUC 4-•5 a.m. 16.86 GSG 19.65 W2XE 19.66 GSI 24.52 TFJ 25.24 TPA-3 25.49 DJD 25.53 GSD 25.57 IQY 31.01 DJX 31.13 2RO-3 31.28 PCJ (M) 31.28 VUD 31.55 GSB 49.31 VQ7LO 49.59 GSA 49.83 DJC 5--6 a.m. 16.86 GSG 19.62 GSP

19.65 W2XE 19.66 GSI 19.72 W8XK 22.0 SPW (T, Th, Sat) 24.52 T FJ 25.24 TPA-3 25.34 OLR4A 25.42 JZJ 25.49 DJD 25.53 GSD 25.57 IQY 27.17 CSW 28.93 EAJ43 31.01 DJX 31.13 2RO-3 31.28 PCJ (M, W) 31.46 JZI 31.55 GSB 39.95 JV P 49.59 GSA 49.83 DJC THE A USTRALASIAN RADIO WORLD January 10, 1939. 6- 16.86 19.62 19.65 19.66 19.72 22.0 25.0 25.24 25.34 25.49 25.53 25.57 27.17 30.4 30.52 31.01 31.13 31.28 31.28 31.35 31.48 31.55 43.1 47.2 49.59 49.83 7 19.65 19.72 19.72 19.76 25.00 25.24 25.34 25.42 25.45 25.49 25.53 27.17’ 30.40 31.01 31.09 31.13 31.28 31.33 31.35 31.41 7 a.m. GSG GSP W2XE GSI W8XK SPW (T, Th, Sat) RNE TPA-3 OLR4A DJD GSD IQY CSW EAQ IRF DJX 2RO-3 PCJ (W ) W3XAU W1XK W2XAF GSB ZL2GB ICC GSA DJC -8 a.m. W2XAD W8XK OLR5A (W ) GSO RNE TPA-3 OLR4A JZJ W1XAL DJD GSD CSW EAQ DJX CS2WA 2RO-3 W3XAU KZRM W1XK OLR3A (T) 31.46 JZI 31.32 GSC 31.48 W2XAF 31.35 W1XK 31.55 KZIB 31.38 DJA 43.1 ZL2GB 31.45 DJN 49.83 DJC 31.48 W2XAF 49.92 OLR2A 31.49 LKJ-1 (Th, F) 31.55 GSB 58.31 OKIMPT 49.1 GSL 49.35 DJM 16.87 19.63 19.65 19.71 19.72 19.74 19.76 25.00 25.24 25.34 25.42 25.42 25.45 25.49 25.53 25.60 28.93 30.04 30.31 30.43 30.51 31.02 31.06 31.09 31.13 31.28 31.33 31.35 31.38 31.45 31.46 31.48 31.49 31.55 31.58 31.8 49.35 9- 16.87 19.56 19.63 19.71 19.72 19.74 19.76 19.8 22.0 25.27 25.34 25.36 25.42 25.42 25.45 25.49 25.51 25.53 25.57 30.31 30.52 31.02 31.06 31.09 31.13 1-9 a.m. W3XL DJQ W2XE OLR5A (S, M) W8XK DJR. GSO RNE TPA-3 OLR4A (S, M) DJZ JZJ W1XAL DJD GSD TPA-4 EAJ43 COBC CSW EAQ COCM W3XAL LRX CS2WA 2RO-3 W3XAU KZRM W1XK DJA DJN JZI W2XAF LKJ-1 KZIB XEWW COCH DJM 10 a.m. W3XL W2XAD DJQ OLR5A W8XK DJB GSO YDC SPW PHI (ex. S, M) OLR4A W2XE JZJ DJZ W1XAL DJD OLR4B GSD IQY CSW IRF W3XAL LRX CS2WA 2RO-3 10- 16.87 19.63 19.71 19.74 19.76 19.8 25.23 23.27 25.34 25.36 25.42 25.49 25.53 25.57 25.61 29.15 30.52 31.02 31.13 31.25 31.28 31.32 31.38 31.41 31.45 31.48 31.49 31.55 49.1 49.35 11 a 16.87 19.63 19.71 19.74 19.76 25.26 25.34 25.42 25.42 25.49 25.53 25.61 31.03 31.13 31.25 31.28 11 a.m. W3XL DJQ OLR5A DJB GSO YDC W8XK PHI (S) OLR4A W2XE DJZ DJD GSD IQY TPA-4 DZC IRF W3XAL 2RO-3 RAN PCJ (M, W, Th) GSC DJA W2XAD DJN W2XAF LKJ-1 GSB GSL DJM .m.-noon. W3XL DJQ OLR5A DJB GSO W8XK OLR4A DJZ JZJ DJD GSD TPA-4 W3XAL 2RO-3 RAN PCJ (M, W, Th S at). GSC DJA W2XAD DJN W2XAF GSB GSL DJM 31.32 31.38 31.41 31.45 31.48 31.55 49.1 49.35 Noon-1 p.m. 16.87 W3XL 19.63 DJQ 19.71 PCJ (W ) 19.74 DJB 25.24 TPB-7 25.42 DJZ F ). 31.38 KZRM 25.49 DJD 31.28 YK2ME 31.38 DJA 25.26 W8XK (S) 31.41 TPB-11 25.53 GSD 31.41 TPB-11 31.45 DJN 31.02 W3XAL 31.38 DJA 31.45 VPD-2 31.28 PCJ (W ) 31.45 DJN 31.49 ZBW-3 31.32 GSC 31.50 VK3ME 31.38 DJA 6-7 p.m. (ex. S). 31.41 W2XAD 13.99 DJS 31.55 KZIB 31.45 DJN 16.89 DJE 43.1 ZL2GB 31.48 W2XAF 19.56 DJR 44.64 PMH 31.55 GSB 19.63 DJQ 70.2 RV-15 49.1 GSL 19.71 PCJ (T) 49.35 DJM 19.76 GSO y-iu p.m. 19.82 GSF 13.92 DJJ 1-2 p.m. 19.83 TPB-6 13.93 GSJ 19.63 DJQ 20.64 HBJ (M) 13.97 GSH 19.74 DJB 25.23 TPA-3 16.86 GSG 25.24 TPB-7 25.29 GSE 16.88 PHI (S) 25.42 DJZ 25.53 GSD 19.56 DJR 25.49 DJD 28.14 JVN 19.58 OLR5B 25.53 31.28 GSD PCJ (W ) 31.28 VK2ME (S). 19.63 19,68 DJQ TPA-2 31.32 GSC 31.38 DJA 19.71 OLR5A 31.38 DJA 31.41 TPB-11 19.76 GSO 31.45 DJN 31.45 DJN 19.8 YDC 31.48 W2XAF 19.82 GSF 31.55 GSB 7-8 p.m. 25.00 RNE 49.1 GSL 13.99 DJS 25.4 2RO-4 49.35 DJM 16.89 DJE 25.29 GSE 2-3 p.m. 25.24 TPB-7 01 oo n c r 19.56 DJR 25.57 Saigon 19.63 19.66 DJQ GSI 27.27 28.14 PLP JVN 31.41 TPB-11 19.76 GSO 29.24 PMN 31.48 W2XAF 19.82 GSF 30.23 JDY 31.55 49.1 GSB GSL 25.24 TPA-3 30.96 ZHP 25.29 GSE 31.28 VK2ME 25.53 GSD (S ). 3-4 p.m. 25.57 Saigon 31.28 VK6ME 13.99 DJS 28.14 JVN (ex. S). 16.88 DJE 31.33 KZRM 31.33 KZRM 19.56 DJR 31.38 DJA 31.38 DJA 19.63 DJQ 31.41 TPB-11 31.45 DJN 19.79 JZK 31.45 DJN 31.45 VPD-2 19.85 DJL 31.49 ZBW-3 31.48 W2XAF 31.28 YK2ME 31.50 VK3ME 31.49 ZBW-3 (S). (ex. S). 31.50 VK3ME 31.38 DJA 31.55 KZIB (ex. S). 31.41 TPB-11 31.55 KZIB 31.45 DJN 8-9 p.m. 43.1 ZL2GB 32.15 OAX4J 13.93 GSJ 44.64 PMH 49.02 W2XE 13.97 GSH 48.7 VPB 49.5 W8XAL 13.99 DJS 49.5 W8XAL 16.86 GSG 58.3 PMY 4-5 p.m. 16.89 DJE 70.2 RV-15 13.99 DJS 19.56 DJR 16.89 DJE 19.63 DJQ 10 -11 p.m. 19.56 DJR 19.8 YDC 13.92 DJJ 19.63 DJQ 19.82 GSF 13.93 GSJ 19.79 JZK 25.29 GSE 13.97 GSH 19.85 DJL 25.4 2RO-4 16.86 GSG 31.28 YK2ME 25.57 Saigon 16.88 PHI (S) 27.27 PLP 16.89 DJE 31.41 TPB-11 28.14 JVN 19.56 DJR 31.38 DJA 29.24 PMN 19.58 OLR5B 31.45 DJN 30.96 ZHP 19.63 DJQ 49.5 W8XAL 31.28 VK2ME 19.68 TPA-2 (S). 19.71 OLR5A 5-fo p.m. 13.99 16.89 DJS DJE 19.56 DJR 19.63 DJQ 19.71 PCJ (T) Radio Aids Explorers. 19.83 TPB-6 25.23 TPA-3 The continuation of this article will 26.31 HBO (M, be found on page 138.

19.76 GSO 19.56 DJR 19.8 YDC 19.63 DJQ 19.82 GSF 19.68 TPA-2 25.29 GSE 19.74 DJB 25.4 2RO-4 19.76 GSO 25.42 JZ J 19.79 JZ K 25.57 Saigon 19.8 YDC 25.65 H P5A 19.82 G SF 27.27 P L P 19.85 D JL 28.14 JV N 25.29 GSE 29.24 PM N 25.4 2RO-4 30.23 JD Y 25.42 JZ J 30.96 ZHP 25.57 IQY 31.28 VK6ME 27.27 PL P (ex. S ). 29.24 PM N 31.28 VK2ME 30.52 IR F (S ). 30.96 ZHP 31.28 VUD 31.28 VK2ME 31.33 KZRM (S ). 31.35 W1XK 31.28 YUD 31.38 D JA 31.33 KZRM 31.45 D JN 31.35 W 1XK 31.48 W 2X AF 31.38 DJA 31.49 ZBW-3 31.45 DJN 31.55 KZIB 31.48 W 2X A F 31.8 COCH 31.49 ZBW-3 32.59 COBX 31.51 H S8PJ 33.32 COBZ (T h ). 44.64 PMH 31.55 KZIB 46.8 TIPG 31.8 COCH 48.7 VPB 32.59 COBX 49.5 W 8XAL 33.32 COBZ 49.96 HP5K 39.95 JV P 49.98 Rangoon 44.64 PM H 58.3 PMY 48.7 VPB 60.06 60.6 VUD VUM 49.5 W 8XAL 61.46 VUC 49.9 COCO 70.2 RV-15 49.96 HP5K .-m idnight. 49.98 R angoon 11 p.m 58.3 PMY 13.93 G SJ 60.06 VUD 13.97 16.86 GSH GSG 60.6 VUM 16.88 P H I 61.46 VUC 19.35 W 2XAD 70.2 RV-15

P.47 – Readers Invited To Join Australian Corps Of SignalsEdit

Readers Invited To Join Australian Corps Of Signals

Alongside is pictured a member of the Australian Corps of Signals, which is part of the Australian military forces and consists of militia men who are interested in wireless and other means of communication. The set shown in the illustration is the "Wireless S et No. 1," and while we m ay not disclose the details, it can be m entioned th a t it is a short-w ave tran sceiv er o p e ra ting on both ’phone and C.W. and is b a tte ry powered. The role of a signal unit in the field is to provide a m eans w hereby a C om m ander m ay be kept in touch w ith his subordinates.

U nits of the A u stra lia n Corps of Signals are raised in every S ta te cap ital city of the Commonw ealth, and enlistm ent in this Corps is recom m ended to all re a d ers who are eligible to join.

P h o to g ra p h by co u rtesy of 1st D iv isio n al S ig n a ls, N o rth Sydney, a n d H a l. W illia m son (p h o to g ra p h e r).

P.48 – Editorial NotesEdit

Editorial Notes . . .


P.48 – Contents BannerEdit

The Australasian Radio World

Incorporating the

All-Wave All-World DX News

Managing Editor – A. Earl Read, B.Sc.

Vol. 3. No. 9. - January, 1938 (sic, 1939) – No. 9

P.48 – ContentsEdit


Queensland Demonstration Of New 1.4-Volt Valve Receiver . . . . 1

1.4-Volt Valves Ideal F or Country And Portable Radios . . . . 3

Rola Reproducers F or New 1.4-Volt Valves . . . . 8

Special Ever-Ready Cell For 1.4-Volt Valves . . . . 9

The "One-Four Portable Five" . . . . 10

"1939 Sky-King Dual-Wave Five" . . . . 18

Planning Receiver Selectivity . . . . 21

World Shortwave Stations . . . . 23

Home Recording (2) . . . . 30

National Field Day Outing . . . . 32

What’s New In Radio . . . . 34

Radio Book Reviews . . . . 35

Resistance And Capacity Checker . . . . 37

The All-Wave All-World DX News . . . . 39

Shortwave Review . . . . 40

Hourly Tuning Guide . . . . 45

Readers Invited To Join Australian Corps Of Signals . . . . 47

P.48 – Publication NotesEdit

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Inside Back Cover – Vealls AdEdit

Back Cover – Radiotrons AdEdit