Saturday, December 15, 2018

Radio Monitoring From Abhayapuri

Here is a few recent radio loggings which I like to share with you all.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEAD IN  

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:December 15,2018

1.BBCWS English
0058utc 9410kHz 250kW Kranji
Good Signal 
BBC Interval Signal,BBCWS Promo & Program HLs,time signal..Music, Business Matter HLs by male,BBC news at first read by a lady
Here is the  audio recorded around 0059utc:
https://app.box.com/s/kgo5rcw3o8oz56cw21x0pzcej6eaylhs

The signal is slightly weaker on parallel 5970kHz (300kW,Yerevan-Armenia) and also with slight noise(jamming type)now usually heard in some of BBC frequencies on shortwave.

2.Radio Japan NHK World Hindi 
0116utc 6155kHz 100kW Tashkent 
Fair Signal,slight fading & side band splatters
Program Infos by a lady
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/ws5allz0tccxjsidkqa4rfs43zygsjs0

December 14,2018
Radio Sadye Kashmir Urdu 
1437utc 4870kHz 100kW,Delhi
Good Signal
Male Voice gave info about next feature,music lady presented the short feature,male host then presented a song,music
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/ggvfph93k21ny7l6vzbqtbpxyu8vq4sk

More rad monitoring updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

One Of Rare Evenings ..With Laos National Radio English

From My Radio Log Book Special Entry For December 14,2018......
For the first time in my radio listening hobby I heard ....
Laos National Radio(LNR) English from 1432utc on 6130kHz with good signal with no co-channel interference as such plus less side band splatter for a few minutes with usual promos about Laos,music,station Id & time-freq. skd announcement by a lady..followed by news etc.This is the best reception of Laos National Radio English here in my location at Abhayapuri.But the signal faded away after 10 minutes or so and it was difficult to copy after 1445utc or so.Usually, LNR English on 6130kHz is received here with moderate to heavy interference both co-channel interference and side band splatters from either sides of 5kHz range.Its on rare occasion you can hear it with better reception. Its one of such  rare occasion..

Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1432utc of LNR English on 6130kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/84mfd8tivn6dmvwyaxrai7r9owzk60wg

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEAD IN  

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

More such loggings/monitoring updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Friday, December 14, 2018

From GK With Radio Loggings

Here is a few radio loggings  for this morning i.e.for December 14th of 2018 which I like to share with you all.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
(For all cases)

1.BBC World Service
BBCWS English  was noted with good signal from 0100utc onwards on 9410kHz but on parallel 5970kHz moderate noise was observed.

2.Radio Romania International(RRI) English 
0127utc 7325kHz (300kW,Tiganesti) Directed To North America (East Coast)
 Good Signal with slight fading
Music,station Ids annc.,music program..hosted by a lady,music
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0129utc:
https://app.box.com/s/zlquwf4cegvt72o9p75e4fip88fuvxrl

3.Radio Taiwan International(RTI) English
0310utc 15320kHz (100kW,Paochung)
Good Signal Slight fading 
Promos,Program Highlights,Here in Taiwan
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/nbg1x3v0gvg2kd63cu4wsmq2ehvufxn2

4.Radio Romania International(RRI) English 
0412utc 11790kHz (300kW,Galbeni)
 Fair Signal,slight fading,slightly noisy,audio was not so clear sometimes
Sports News update special emphasis on Romania,annoucements etc-RRI Survey Personality Of The Year..etc
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0413utc:
https://app.box.com/s/3pjrki4daxhb9ah01p5sgtql1czbkyvg

Acknowledgement:
Transmitter Details ...location power etc are taken from NCB B18 database . HFCC database & also in some cases time/freq skd of their respective stations.

More monitoring/updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

An Obervation Of All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok on 4835kHz

As per my observation ,All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok has been often heard  with strong noise (hum type) on its shortwave frequency of 4835kHz(morning & evening) now-a-days.And this morning i.e.On December 14th .(2018) around 0123utc on 4835kHz the transmission was noted with free from any hum type  noise and there was music(Ram Bhajan-devotional song in Hindi by a lady) was on air.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/u7cvrw3tiqwuh9didcohzttuiu0tf99w

But later around 0250utc during my air check on AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz , there was strong noise(hum type) and it was difficult to copy the audio contents.Though noise sometime became slighlty less.I understand this is due to some faulty parts in the transmitter.And AIR Gangtok goes off the air for a few days or so and again back on air  with no noise but after a while again the same problem occurs.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0304utc of AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz :
https://app.box.com/s/h7hgg8f4s7naqbvyrxgrk44exy12wuzf
(Audio Contents:North East News in English relayed from AIR Shillong,station Ids of AIR Gangtok in Nepali & freq. etc,next program-Nepali Modern Song Program-Music).
Special Note:All India Radio(AIR) North Eastern Service(NES) Shillong is not heard here on both 4970kHz (morning & evening) and 7315kHz(day) for several days.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
(For all cases)

More updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Breakfast With Carambola(Kordoi)


A Parrot On A Carambola(Kordoi in Assamese) Tree ... 
On A December Morning In Our Backward
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

The Black Bird With Red Eye


The Asian Koel..Eudynamys scolopaceus(?)..Coolie(কুলি).In Our Backward.On A Karabi Plant..(Cascabela thevetia). Now A Frequent Visitor On Our Campus Around That Tree...
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

AIR Monitoring Report From Abhayapuri

Here is a few monitoring observations plus loggings on Regional All India Radio(AIR) Stations on shortwave which I like to share with radio hobbyists/DXERS around the world.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEAD IN  

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Some Latest Monitoring News:
1.AlI India Radio(AIR) Gangtok on 4835kHz is now frequently heard with severe hum noise.. including this morning(i.e.December 13,2018)..as observed by me from 0240 to 0332utc..4835kHz.

Here is a link to the audio recorded of AIR Gantgtok today around 0330utc:
https://app.box.com/s/g8viywevljoha6zguy9hrc3b24r4oqd8

 And AIR-Gangtok was not heard during their day transmission on 6085kHz(latest on today..i.e.December 13,2018).. as per my aircheck in the afternoon also.

2.AIR North Eastern Service(NES) via Shillong..is not also heard here(including today). for several days .on 4970kHz..& 7315kHz.(perhaps off the air) .as per my monitoring.

3.AIR Aizawl & Kurseong Still Of The Air On Shortwave:
And still no trace of signal of AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz & 7295kHz. And also AIR-Kurseong is still of the air on both 4895kHz & 7230kHz

A Few Loggings Of Some Regional All India Radio(AIR) Stations on December 13,2018:

1.AIR Chennai
0326utc 7380kHz Good to Fair Overall Reception with slight fading
Carnatic Classical Vocal Music by a lady on air
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/soclkxv23vvt6dqxrm7znlg2y9pxbvmr

2.AIR Bhopal
 0332 to 0341utc 7430kHz Good Signal
News in Hindi Relay from AIR Delhi,Letter from district Ujjain in Hindi by a lady,@0340utc Station Id annuc. etc plus sponspored Program in Hindi
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0340utc:
https://app.box.com/s/gmzpwflvimmrdm83rj8xdj5dsvd0h7nl

3.AIR Hyderabad 
0341utc 7420kHz Good To Fair SIgnal Slight fading
Carnatic Classical Instrumental music
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/hdu6abq8ekc7uelizgaut7cuai3hx1w0

More updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam kumar Sharma (GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)