Unlimited Availability of Global Frequency Databases

Unlimited Availability of Global Frequency Databases

Shortwave usage is decreasing. However, it is believed that many listeners will continue to use shortwave - either AM or DRM - as their preferred method of receiving international broadcasting, either exclusively or in conjunction with IP based technologies. It is therefore quite important that this group of media consumers should be provided with access to accurate programme and frequency schedules.

The HFCC global public database is now kept constantly updated, showing immediately all schedule changes that members of global co-ordination upload to the server. In addition, there is a system already in place on the website for the upload of programme, time and frequency schedules. This project has also been launched with the aim of completely eliminating inaccuracies and "reserve" frequency requirements from the global schedule database.

The arrangement will allow cross-checking between the frequency requirements in the HFCC database and the frequency information in the programme schedules. Listeners will also be able to discover errors that occur surprisingly often in the programme schedules published by broadcasters.

The schedules are presented in two tables because some frequency management organisations (FMOs) provide co-ordination services to more than one broadcaster, and some broadcasters use services of more than one FMO. After a programme and frequency schedule file is uploaded, it is automatically listed in the table of broadcasters' schedules and it will appear in one or more lines of the FMO schedules - depending on how many FMOs submit requirements for that broadcaster.

It is expected that the elimination of inaccuracies from the co-ordination schedules and the present reductions of shortwave usage will also reduce the time needed for co-ordination during conferences. This will provide space needed for taking up other agenda associated with the content delivery of international broadcasting.

What's New

[27-Oct-2017] - A18 Conference registration opened

[10-Oct-2017] - B17 operational data snapshot

[24-Sep-2017] - SITE.TXT reference table updated

[18-Sep-2017] - B17 plenary minutes, B17 GoE report

[31-Aug-2017] - B17 coordinated data snapshot; Deadline for B17 operational data: 9 October

[1-Aug-2017] - B17 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. More info in the restricted area

[1-Aug-2017] - SITE.TXT reference table updated

[29-Jun-2017] - B17 upload opened

[10-Apr-2017] - A17 snapshot

[16-Mar-2017] - A17 operational data snapshot; A17 public data

[13-Mar-2017] - B17 conference webpage in the restricted area

[2-Mar-2017] - A17 Plenary Minutes; A17 coordinated data snapshot; Deadline for A17 operational data: 15 March

[12-Feb-2017] - 16 February, 12:00 UTC - deadline for "co-ordinated data" (results of the A17 conference)

[13-Jan-2017] - A17 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. More info in the restricted area

[9-Dec-2016] - A17 upload opened

[22-Nov-2016] - Wednesday, 23 November, 11:55-13:00 UTC - planned outage of this website

[16-Nov-2016] - Radio World article on Titus II receiver

[2-Nov-2016] - A17 conference webpage including registration and hotel booking forms

[31-Oct-2016] - B16 snapshot

[14-Oct-2016] - B16 operational data snapshot

[4-Oct-2016] - Results and summary of DRM questionnaire on the DRM page

[19-Sep-2016] - B16 plenary, SB-ITU & GoE minutes

[13-Sep-2016] - Titus II pre-orders open

[13-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 26 September, Operational: 13 October

[7-Sep-2016] - Reference Tables updated: Broadcas, Fmorg, Site

[6-Sep-2016] - Contact List update

[2-Sep-2016] - Presentations and other documents added to the top of the B16 conference page

[1-Sep-2016] - B16 snapshot, Next deadline: 12 September, Operational: 13 October

[17-Aug-2016] - Two new codes in Broadcas.txt reference table (ITU expected to register the update soon)

[3-Aug-2016] - B16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area

[8-Jul-2016] - B16 upload opened. Deadline for B16 initial tentative data: 2 August

[24-Jun-2016] - Global Digital Radio Developments - new e-book from Radio World International magazine editors - contains interesting chapters on DRM. Free, registration required.

[7-Jun-2016] - Most of frequently visited pages on this HFCC website have been modified to meet the Responsive Web Design requirements. Please report pages that still cause troubles on mobile devices.

[15-Apr-2016] - A16 snapshot

[27-Mar-2016] - Public interactive schedule: switching from B15 to A16 season, improved rendering on mobile devices

[15-Mar-2016] - A16 Operational Data

[7-Mar-2016] - Update of reference table Broadcas

[22-Feb-2016] - A16 snapshot

[16-Feb-2016] - HFCC contribution to World Radio Day 2016

[15-Feb-2016] - Update of reference table Site

[13-Feb-2016] - Minutes of the A16 plenary, GoE report

[4-Feb-2016] - A16 and B15 data snapshots. Deadline for A16 operational data: 15 March, 1200 UTC

[2-Feb-2016] - 4 February, 1200 UTC - deadline for data of A16 conference

[22-Jan-2016] - A16 bus schedule on the A16 webpage in the restricted area

[15-Jan-2016] - A16 webpage update in the restricted area

[1-Jan-2016] - A16 tentative data snapshot. Old data uploaded for some FMOs. Read more in the restricted area

[15-Dec-2015] - A16 upload opened

[3-Nov-2015] - Minutes of the October 2015 SB meeting

[24-Oct-2015] - Public interactive schedule: switching from A15 to B15 season

[17-Oct-2015] - A16 and B16 conference webpages

[13-Oct-2015] - B15 Operational Data, B15 Public Data

[29-Sep-2015] - B15 GoE Report on the Technical Reference page

[22-Sep-2015] - B15 and A15 snapshots

[15-Sep-2015] - B15 Plenary Minutes

[11-Sep-2015] - List of IRDR frequencies added to the Members Home page

[4-Sep-2015] - Presentations and other documents added to the top of the B15 conference page

[3-Sep-2015] - B15 coordinated data snapshot. Upcoming deadlines: 22 September, 1200 UTC (update of coordinated data), 12 October (operational data)

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