Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Story Of The Child Of A Flying Duck(Sarali হাঁহ)...& A Railway Gateman


It was separated from mother while crossing  railway line ...while a goods train was passing...& it was rescused by  the Gateman posted near the Level Crossing...on that day it was raining & he was very busy ..he couldn't find his mother & others ..he took it to his home..& he & his family took care of it. .& next morning he found its mother & others moving near the same spot where they crossed the railway line looking for the missing..and he released it there...& finally it united with his mother....& family...
I gave him a BIG  THUMBS UP for that.  ....He believes in working silently  & ..doesn't  want publicity so I'll not name him...

73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

AIR Dibrugrah & AIR Guwahati On Medium Wave Again

Here is few loggings of All India Radio Dibrugrah & Guwahati A on 567kHz & 729kHz respectively as heard on my location.
Rx:Phlilips DL334 Analog (On Battery)
ANT:Nil

On The Evening Of July 7th of 2017 ,I found good signal of All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz around 1435utc onwards...the was slight co-channel QRM Is  it NHK..or Radio Myanmar or Laos National Radio rebroadcasting of NHK...or other station???
Here is the audio recorded at around 1438utc of AIR-Dibrugarh
https://app.box.com/s/zaz0q0ugslzp15b6lj1cqj409k41qje4

An interview of DXER from Jorhat, Prithwiraj purkayastha aired on All India Radio Guwahati A on 729kHz On July 7th from 1530utc.Here is the link to the 
last moment of The Interview Around 1526utc 
https://app.box.com/s/r1focgr1bkwleqyghfq5u0yii8mv5z8w

All India Radio(AIR)-Guwahati On 729kHz medium wave was noted with good & slightly noisy signal on July 4th from 0315utc onwards.There was Geeti Malika.. the Assamese Modern   music  program composed by AIR-Guwahati's own staff & recognised artists on air...,the end of the program announcements etc,promos,regional news (all in Assamese)
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0320utc:
https://app.box.com/s/s9fojde0ws8g36pdslh897cido0ubm62

73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

Radio Station Nearest To Me..All India Radio-Kokrajhar

Around 60 km By Road ..Not Far Yet ...Remains To Far For Me

Yes,wayback in 2010 after several attempts I heard relatively readable signal of All India Radio-Kokrajhar on 1512kHz via my Philips DL334 Analog Rx & my Grundig YB 400 Rx signing on with usual AIR Station signature tune plus station identification announcement in Bodo Language.I still remember , my Senior DX Friend Alokesh Gupta of New Delhi called the station official at the landline telephone number  and enquried  about its going off the air for sometime during that time.He informed me about it.And I was very amazed  by his interest and commitment to DXING hobby.And after a few weeks, I heard AIR-Kokrajhar back on air on 1512kHz around 1030utc..the regular signing on time.It mainly broadcasts in Bodo Language,the language of Bodo Community Of Assam. .But I still regret that I failed to send reception report on their transmission both to their Kokrajhar address & also via e-mail to Spectrum Manager,AIR New Delhi..Recently, I tried to listen it several times but couldn't  get its signal.My another DX Friend,Swopan Chakrovorty of Kolkata who was a frequent visitor to the area because of  his job ,asked me to visit AIR-Kokrajhar Station and also expressed his desire to visit AIR-Kokrajhar with me but due to his hectic tour program, the visit couldn't take place.My friend, Sanjeev Sakar,who now stays in Kokrajhar informed me about the location of the AIR-Kokrajhar and he also promised me to accompany me .But still......
I'm not sure now the present skd of AIR-Kokrajhar and whether it is now on air on regular basis on medium wave on 1512kHz.I'll try to monitor it on 1512kHz around 1030utc utc and let me see what I find.
Wayback in 2010,I recorded a few moments of audio of AIR-Kokrajhar on 1512kHz around 1032utc ...On October 
Program Contents In The Audio File:
Bande Matharom Song,Station Idd Annc etc by a lady in Bodo
Here is the link to the audio file:
https://app.box.com/s/iey5uoqfb72uud6uuybhjtcukcksx43w

More such such reports plus monitoring observations etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Listening Report Of AIl India Radio-Dibrugarh From A Long Time Silent Listener Of Western Front Of Assam

While tuning the Medium Wave Band via my Philips DL334 Rx on battery without any external antenna, I heard on July 3rd (2017).. evening in my QTH Abhayapuri rare songs of Assamese Music Legend late Jayanta Hazarika around 1423utc aprrox. onwards  on All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz.The signal strength was good though slightly noisy with slight to moderate fading sometimes as usually the case of medium wave signal.There was very weak co-channel interference was heard sometime.In this recording attached here...this song of Late Jayanta Hazarika was never heard by me before perhaps one of the rare song....perhaps recorded in AIR-Dibrugarh studio.
Here is the link:
https://app.box.com/s/zr2xa9q6fs4u1mshme4cic6u47bbr1mg

Here is another recording of All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz  on same July 3rd of 2017  ..lilttle bit later at 1426utc...
The AIR-Studio version of Nibir Bane Je Matile...the evergreen Assamese Modern Song Number of Assamese Music Legend late Jayanta Hazarika & announcements in Assamese by a lady presenter..frequency & meter band etc of station & time
Here is the link to the audio:
https://app.box.com/s/ac1alob1n7a49abu1xkeu0qy7u4mwlae

More updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

A Few Of My Latest Observations On AIR Regional Stations On Shortwave


Here is a few of my Monitoring Observations on All India Radio(AIR) 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 From our North Eastern Region...
AIR-Aizawl  is still off the air as I haven't found any signal on 5050kHz ..AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz is now the strongest shortwave station heard in my QTH from our region.AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz is also audible with improved signal quality.
I observed AIR-Gangtok & AIR-Shilllong going off the air for a day & two or a few hours sometimes.

From Eastern Zone..& North Zone etc..
AIR-Kurseong is still off the air on 4895kHz & ...
AIR-Jeypore on 5040kHz is audible with strong signal in the morning.But sometimes its audio gets distorted. 
AIR-Bhopal is also audible on both 4810kHz & 7430kHz with variable reception.AIR-Joypur on 4910kHz is audible with poor reception.

Another interesting development..From South Zone....
AIR-Chennai is now audible with fair signal sometimes good without any co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station on 4920kHz for several weeks.
But AIR-Hyderabad on 4800kHs is still facing co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station and is still not copiable.But on 7420kHz in the morning AIR-Hyderbad is audible to some extent.
 The reception of AIR-Porblair on 4760kHz & AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz is not very good as the case usually happens in summer. 

But from a few days AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz is noted here in the morning with fair to poor reception quality.with noise & moderate fading  on 5010kHz.
I observed strong peiodic morse code signal on this frequency from time to time in the morning.
Here is the audio recording link with periodic morse code signal which I recorded around 055utc on July 10th.
https://app.box.com/s/sczsabyr04v0c2u3718nr4ipaam435bh

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

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)