The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union said it is pushing for more of its members to join the Asian Monitoring Network.
The goal is “to monitor collisions in frequency usage among shortwave broadcasters in a move which could save millions of dollars in wastage.”
The ABUC hopes to establish the network through its High Frequency Coordination Committee.
DW-Germany, IRIB-Iran and TRT-Turkey have installed the software. PBC-Pakistan, AIR-India and RTPRC-China have expressed interest in becoming a part of the network, according to ABU.
Broadcasters involved would need a radio receiver, a schedule recording software and Internet access. The SIOFT software can be downloaded free at www.Nschall.de.
A five-day ABU High Frequency Coordination Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur to help shortwave broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region and other regions coordinate frequency channels on a seasonal basis. The group’s members include 40 shortwave broadcasters who broadcast 5,000 shortwave services every day.