Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Few Monitoring Observations On AIR

A few monitoring observations of regional shortwave stations of All India Radio as done on June 22nd(2017) morning.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna With
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

All India Radio(AIR)-Chennai was noted on 4920kHz with fair signal and free from co-channel  QRM of Chinese Regional Station this morning here in my location as monitored around 0105utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0105utc:
https://app.box.com/s/u5x5j1lr0hchf90ucm8u4rxwdgqa128f

AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz was also noted with poor & noisy signal around same time.
AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz was not audible here this morning.
AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz was also not heard this morning.
AIR-Aizwal on 5050kHz & AIR-Kursong on 4895kHz is still of the air for several weeks as observed.
AIR-Gangtok was heard this morning with good signal on 4835kHz.

More monitoring updates soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Few DX Tips

Here is a few additional radio monitoring observationswhich I like to share with you.


Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

Reach Beyond Australia In Nagamese:
Reach Beyond Australia in association with Highland Dawn Media Nagaland (HDM) is airing thrice weekly (Saturday,Sunday & wednessday) Nagamese Christian Program on shortwave on 9685kHz from 1215utc to 1245utc via Kununurra beginning May 13th of 2017.
On May 21st..I tried to listen to it..the reception was noisy..signal strength was fair but due to QRM .i.e.Side band splatter & .....QRN..poor readibility
Here is the link the audio recorded around 1215utc approx...
https://app.box.com/s/dn1b90jd1dl8036xgk2mz9oum7h2k8ok

For your more info about what is Nagamese Language..
Please visit..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamese_Creole &
www.omniglot.com/writing/nagamese.php

KNLS English via Madagarcar World Voice(MVW):
KLNS -English via MWV is facing slight co-channel QRM by a radio station broadcasting on Chinese on 9600kHz.(0200-0256UTC)...as per recent monitoring.
Here is a link to the audio file recorded at 0227utc on May 28th...
https://app.box.com/s/4q17q8p1z0ssis9gpctaggptia04d7jj

On two days of monitoring observations ..May 28th & 29th around 0307utc for a few moment..Instead of KNLS English  via MWV on 15515kHz...I found a Chinese Language Station with good signal...Perhaps wrong Chinese  feedof KNLS  was on air...
But from May 30th..KNLS English has been back on air with usual good signal.

Bangladesh Betar On 4750kHz On May 30th:
I heard Bangladesh Betar Home Service Relay on 4750kHz today(On May 30th) morning with good signal from around 0058utc onwards.News in Bengali was heard at 0100utc onwards.Perhaps due to Mora cyclone it was activated from early morning.
Here is a link the audio recorded at 0059utc...
https://app.box.com/s/lh3dx86dd78mdpecpil856g2hmo6r3lq
But On May 31st,I didn't hear any trace of Bangladesh Betar on 4750kHz in the morning.

More monitoring observations/updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Few Monitoring Updates On All India Radio Stations On Shortwave

Here is a few of my latest radio monitoring observations on All India Radio Regional Stations on shortwave.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

First Our Own All India Radio(AIR) Regional Stations On Shortwave In My Region (NE India)...::
AIR-Aizawl is off the air for several weeks..It was received with  the strongest signal here  amongst all the NE Region Regional AIR Stations on shortwave in recent time..specially in the morning.
But ...strange observation..on May 28th sunday..around 1530utc..on 5050kHz..
I heard fair signal of a radio station broadcasting AIR Evening News In English.I think AIR-Aizawl might have tested their transmitter..by relaying evening news from Delhi..But On May 29th..in the morning no trace of signal of AIR-Aizawl could be heard.And on May 29th evening around 1522utc approx. I again heard AIR Evening News in Hindi on 5050kHz.And I didn't heard any morning transmission of AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz as far as my latest morning on May 31st.

And AIR-Kuresong is not air for several days on 4895kHz as per my observations.
Now AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz has been received with the strongest signal in the morning amongst the All India Radio...In the evening also the reception quality of AIR-Gangtok has improved siginificantly.
And the audio quality level has improved to a great extent of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz both in the morning & evening.

A FLASH ON AIR:
AIR-Chennai at the evening on 4920kHz has been received here  without co-channel interference from Chinese Regional Station for several days.

More monitoring observations/updates etc soon.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Assamese in A17

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese Language
for this summer season of broadcast i.e.A17 effective March  26th to October 29th of 2017.
(The skd is posted as..station name 
transmitter site power 
time frequency days of broadcast format)

Trans World Radio(TWR) 
via KTWR Agana,Guam (100kW) 
1245-1315UTC on 11695kHz (Sunday to Friday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR)
 via KSDA Agat,Guam(100kW)
1330-1400UTC on 15185kHz (Sunday & Wednessday )

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) 
Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 9510kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

More inputs/monitoring updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Voice Of America(VOA) 2017 Calendar At Last

I received on March 31st afternoon the calendar of VOA at my residence delivered by the postman of my area.This is after a long break that I received something on post.

Better Late Than Never!!!

Here is a few snaps of the VOA 2017 Calendar



73 & 55

Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Sang Sang Gun Gunanao With BBC Hindi

BBC Hindi now-a-days airs a special series "Sang Sang Gun Gunanao " on every sundays from the new spring-summer broadcasting season effective March 26,2017 on their evening transmission.It gives insights into stories behind famous Hindi songs plus musicians etc of Hindi Flim Industry with music critic Jatin Mishra.In the first episode it featured famous music director Naushad & stories behind his famous songs.
Here is the skd of BBC Hindi evening transmission on shortwave
1400-1430utc 9410kHz 9460kHz 11795kHz
And on another frequency listed as BBC Hindi on 7565kHz as per HFCC website  ,I heard a different language station (Burmese?).

Here is the audio clip of the part of BBC Hindi Promo on the series which I recorded around 0120utc on 7295kHz during their morning transmission.
https://app.box.com/s/glts5162tpgmavcdopl2xpgeq8og43pm

And for your information BBC Hindi morning transmission's skd.
0100-0130utc 7295kHz 6155kHz 11995kHz 9915kHz 

I listed the frequencies in order of preference of usages by me.

More Such Posts etc Soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

A Few Monitoring Observations On The Morning of March 31st

Here is a few radio monitoring observations which I like to share with my blog readers.

Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT: Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In
QTH(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

AIR Gangtok Back On Air On 4835kHz:
I have observed All India Radio(AIR)-Gangtok back on air today morning i.e.on March 31st around 0059utc(signing on with AIR signature tune..Bande Mataram Song..opening announcements in Nepali by a lady, music) onwards on 4835kHz with good strong steady signal.
It was observed that AIR-Gangtok was off the air on 4835kHz for past several days.And another AIR station from my region i.e.North Eastern Part of India...is off the air for several days i.e.AIR-Aizal on 5050kHz.Still on trace of AIR-Aizal on 5050kHz as per latest monitoring this morning.

Here is the link to the audio recorded of AIR-Gangtok around 0101utc on 4835kHz.
https://app.box.com/s/xm8cwphzrppf0kr3muchhs6fat5we2yb

Station KNLS Alaska In English via Madagascar World Voice(MWV):
At first  on 9600kHz at 0253utc SINPO 45334
(Slight to moderate QRN)
Program Contents Heard:
Music,announcements by Male Voice about KNLS Skds etc & introduction to music
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 053utc:
https://app.box.com/s/t4zo9easqol0xqkgtycesqf5jiussksq

And at second place on  on 15515kHz at 0301utc SINPO 55445
Program Contents Heard:
Interval Signal,music,opening announcements by Lucy Grant & joined by Rob Scobi & progam highlights givem
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0301utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1qyq7w1dovzr0d473ie96tdjm28nzuz0

More monitoring reports etc ..soon
73 & 55
Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)