Are you a shortwave radio listener (SWL) in need of an up to date set of schedules for international broadcast stations? Shortwave Broadcast Schedules is a handy app that displays broadcast schedules of about 11,000 longwave, mediumwave, and shortwave broadcast stations.
The stations are initially listed in order by frequency. You can tap a button to see which stations are on the air right now, as well as search for stations by name, frequency, time of day that they are on, or select by language, target area, or country of origin.
Stations currently on the air are displayed in bold, making it quick and easy to see which stations are on right now.
The app can keep a log of stations you have heard, with the date, time, frequency, SIO, and other notes you wish to enter. Now your device can be your personal logbook!
You can keep track of favorite stations, as well as set reminders for favorite broadcasts, so you’ll never forget about a transmission again.
Tap on a station to bring up more information about the station, such as the country of origin, target area, and programming language.
When viewing the details for a station, you can tap on the frequency, country, target, or language to get a list of all other stations with that matching value. You can also tap on Schedule to see all of the transmissions throughout the day for this station.
Updated schedules can be downloaded for free.
Visit the support page for step by step instructions on using the app: http://www.blackcatsystems.com/iphone/SWBC_FAQ.html
Get your copy of Shortwave Broadcast Schedules, and never miss listening to another of your favorite stations again.
Note: A shortwave radio is required to listen to the broadcasts.
Added a logging feature, so users can keep logs of stations they hear.
Updates for iOS 10.2.
Ratings and Reviews
I Use It Constantly
Works great using an iPad Air2 with iOS 10.2.1. I love listening to shortwave, and if you're gonna do that, you absolutely have to have a "TV Guide" handy to figure out what's on. This app really fills the bill. I love the "On Now" button... It really helps you to narrow down and figure out what you've found while DXing. Also great is the ability to search using multiple criteria. If you wanted to know what's on now in English (for example), you can! Also keep a log. Since I've gotten the app, database updates seem to happen at least several times a month... Much better than having to rummage through supplements like with printed guides (works offline too). Other DXers wonder how I solve their mystery finds so quickly... This is how. A wonderful app, and well worth the modest cost.
Excellent app for SWL'r
I just started using this app and I really like it. Easy to use and understand, with the on now feature makes shortwave stations identifiable even though their non English speaking stations. Logging is super easy, just a push of a button with the ability to make comments and write signal strength reports. At any price this is a very nice SWL utility.
Improvements or upgrades that I'd dream of would be a receiving station lat/Lon specific sort. As in "what stations maybe available to the east coast of North America ." Otherwise I can flip open my IPAD pro, sit it next to my listening post and enjoy what's left of the SWL bands.
Great SWDX Tool!!
I've been using this app for years now (can't remember the exact date I first downloaded it).
The best feature is its portability! I always have my iPhone with me, so just a few key clicks provides me with a list of SW stations that are currently broadcasting.
I like the display format - easy to read columns, each entry hyperlinked to info about the station of interest.
Easy to update, the station list provides almost instant access to schedules, target areas, broadcast languages, etc. Say goodbye to bulky 3-ring binders, clipboards loaded with station schedules that are most likely out-of-date, and manila file folders filled with hard-to-read scribbled notes!
If only this app would stream the broadcast audio when you click on a station listing!! Well, one can dream, right?
Are you a Kindle Fire user? There's a version of the app for your Kindle Fire, too! Happy, happy, happy!!
Believe me, you will not regret downloading, installing, and using this app!
73 & Good DX!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.