RNZ Pacific has resumed its shortwave analogue service to the Pacific region between the hours of 5 and 9am New Zealand time from today.
Shortwave radio is radio transmission using shortwave (SW) radio frequencies.
RNZ Pacific broadcasts in digital and analogue shortwave to radio stations and individual listeners in the Pacific — the digital service is available via satellite and the analogue shortwave can be accessed by anyone with shortwave radio.
The AM service during the breakfast period was stopped in 2016.
The resumption of the analogue service will allow listeners in remote locations with a domestic shortwave radio to hear RNZ Pacific 24 hours a day, made possible with extra funding from the New Zealand government.
RNZ Pacific will run three different frequencies at various times, at 5am NZT tune in on 7425 kilohertz, at 6am NZT listen on 9700 kilohertz, and at 8am NZT change the dial to 11725.
For the full schedule of shortwave frequencies check out the RNZ Pacific website.
The DRM digital service during breakfast hours will continue on transmitter two for partner stations around the Pacific region.
RNZ Pacific’s flagship daily current affairs programme Pacific Waves is widely listened to across the region and is also broadcast by the BBC Pacific Service.
This article is republished under a community partnership agreement with RNZ.