Shortwave Broadcast Schedules

Shortwave Broadcast Schedules

By Black Cat Systems

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2011-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.41 MB
  • Developer: Black Cat Systems
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 136 Ratings


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: 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.



  • No longer works with iOS 11.3

    By aJ alaska
    Awkward navigation when it still worked. Much easier to use other online resources with browser. Disappointing, as I really wanted something that works without a network connection. iOS 11.3 on iPad Pro 9.7
  • SWL Awesome APP

    By Jpechie
    Perfect for swl listening. Great for urban dxexpeditions.
  • Lazy implementation

    By Mooshx
    I don’t think the developer really tested this app before shipping. As a developer myself I feel this is one of the laziest implementations I’ve seen in the App store. If a large unsortable list of data is what you are looking for this may be your app. Beware of bringing up the keyboard — the only way to dismiss (on iPhone at least) is to SHUTDOWN the app.
  • SW frequency in a flash

    By Beanpole 12
    Very handy app. Took a little while to understand how the tables were laid out. Now good.
  • Update for Foreign Station Tuning

    By Zeckiel_n6Sur
    What’s on the air and participate it has also a log-in for reception report for DXers SWL’ers.
  • Terribly inaccurate

    By bbvc2000
    This app is way outdated and terribly inaccurate. I would be very cautious trusting information this app provides.
  • Excellent performer

    By AGM USA
    I’ve come to love this app. I I haven’t found any errors or omissions, and no real bugs. For casual shortwave listening from a metro-urban location it’s a perfect companion to a portable receiver. The update-on-demand is particularly appreciated. My one-item wish list would be to export the logs in some simple way, but that doesn’t stop me from giving five stars today.
  • Great aid and love the logging feature

    By rdj999
    Do not confuse the following with a criticism of the app. It's great for finding broadcasts on the increasingly sparse airwaves. "On the air" listings are surprisingly accurate. Is this data crowd-sourced or does it come only from published schedules? You can edit some fields in log entries. If you could change the frequency, you could synthesize logs for new stations. That one field reverts when the entry is saved, though. It would be nice to export logged entries e.g. via email if nothing else. This app is fine the way it is, though – "feature creep" could turn it into a monster, so maybe simple is best!
  • Shortwave Listening Must Have

    By Let's go flying
    Easy, simple to use app. Updates itself for the most current stations, times and frequencies. If you listen to shortwave, this is the perfect companion to your radio.
  • Excellent program

    By Gusfactor
    Very useful and flexible.