Trends in tropical bands broadcasting 2013

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July 14, 2013 by OH6001SWL

Since DSWCI published its first Tropical Bands Survey in 1973, I have registered which stations are active, based upon loggings from our members and other DX-ers around the world. Here is an updated status where Clandestine and Pirate stations not are included. (Please click the tables to enlarge them)

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During the past year the previous trend, that Tropical stations slowly disappear, continued throughout the world. The reason is, that other media get higher priority, than keeping elderly Shortwave transmitters alive. There is a big fall in the total number from 200 last year to 175 this year. But to continue this constantly falling trend, maybe already in year 2020, most of the stations will have left the tropical bands!

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Anker Petersen, DX-Window no 483, pp.10-11

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