Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Few Recent Entries from My Radio Log Book

Here is a few loggings which 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)

Date:January 12,107
After  several days , I heard KNLS English Program via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) on 15670kHz from 0301utc with good signal strength with little noise etc.The overall reception can be termed as excellent.I think the station might be off the air on that frequency for several days.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0301utc of KNLS:
https://app.box.com/s/no1a5jstwjgrpt1973mfgo9ftd27k6lc
The signal on its earlier broadcast of the day to our region..i.e.India..on 9600kHz during 0059 to 0156UTC was audible here in my place but lots of noise is there now-a-days.

All India Radio(AIR)-Portblair 4760kHz 0036UTC News in English Relayed from AIR-Delhi heard with good reception & slight hum was observed
AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz at 0049utc Devotional Music by YL in Malayalam with good signal SINPO 45444
R Romania Itl(RRI)-English to N America 7325kHz 0119utc to 0137utc
Visit Romania Prog,0127utc:end of visit Romania Prog,Sports Club feature,0130utc:Stat Idd annc.,music,music feature- YL intro music etc
SINPO:35434
AIR-Bhopal 0137utc 4810kHz Promo in Hindi,Regional News in Hindi byYL
SINPO 44434 QRM side band splatter slight,slight to moderate fading
AIR-Gangtok 0142-0148utc 4835kHz YL in Nepali introduced Hindi flim music,Hindi flim song duet by Kishore & Lata 0146utc:another song intro by YL-Asha & Rafi from Hindi flim Mamota
SINPO:45444 slight hum QRN observed
AIR-Kuresung 4895kHz 0148utc Good Signal slight QRM as side band splatter from +10kHz station & heavy QRM observed at 0152utc when the station from +10kHz broadcasted music
AIR-Bhopal 7430kHz 0244-0250utc Morning News in Hindi & 0245utc in English Relay from Delhi
SINPO 45544
AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0250utc Morning News Relay via AIR-Delhi SINPO 45445
AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0252utc SINPO 35443 the signal strength was fair,slight hum..
AIR-Hyderabad(?) 7420kHz 0257utc AIR-Delhi Relay Morning News
signal strength fair,QRM co-channel fair..SINPO 33442
KNLS English via MWV 15670kHz 0301-0306utc:YL annc & MV annc about Programs Features,music-English Songs SINPO 45545 & again
0310-0335utc:American HighWays feature,music,True stories from Bible, 0314utc:YL introduced music from Duran Duran
0325utc:English Express by Dick Braket etc etc
SINPO:45545
0336utc Bhutan Broadcasting Serivice(BBS) 6035kHz SINPO 45544

Date:January 09,2017
Australian Broascasting Corporation(ABC) in English was heard on 12065kHz around 1105utc onwards with good but slightly noisy signal.There was current affairs reports on air.
Here is a link of the audio recorded at 1105utc of the station:
https://app.box.com/s/2zhorb7j480wg4v8vnqclwsh9sn5fptn
I've very nostagic memory of tuning into Radio Australia on different frequencies...specially..the early morning-day time frequency of 17750kHz..17775kHz..And the programs...of Radio Australia...news at the hour..Pacific Beat,Weekend sports coverage..Grand Stand-Sports Round Up-Country Music programs. etc etc etc .Radio Australia's live cricket coverages..on special freauencies..etc etc..which I used to tune into from 1989 onwards..almost regulary...

Bangladesh Betar's Domestic Service Relay on shortwave i.e. on 4750kHz was heard my me during my random aircheck at 1108utc with good signal & slight hum was there.
There was economic news in Bangla,station IDD Annc. etc at 1100utc,then next feature program on air.And then the signal was not there at 1117utc when I tuned into 4750kHz again.I think the transmission ended abruptly sometime after 1100utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1110utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1rhigwsnc8r0g1yubhs9fvuot80jiyub

More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Reception Updates on All India Radio(AIR) Stations From The North East


I like to share the following monitoring observations.
AIR-Aziwal & AIR-Shillong(North Eastern Service)  was both back on air on their respective frequencies this morning i.e.January 7th.

Brief Reception Summary:
 A brief Summary of reception:
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

AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz:
Though at the very beginning AIR-Aziwal was facing co-channel interference from Chinese Radio Station as I noted during 0036UTC my first aircheck this morning & later in the morning I heard good & clear signal of AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz at 0058UTC with Mizo Song.
Here is the brief summary of what I heard of AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz ...
0155UTC:Talk in English by a lady on role of NGO in rural developement etc,Program Reminder plus station Reminder announcement by a lady in Mizo Language ,Promos
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0157UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/x94rta4rbkwv5cd7dipexacykho8pcf8
 
0158UTC:Promos,Promo in Hindi By Amitav Bachaan on TB,
0200UTC:Station Idd announcement etc by Lady in Mizo,music,Station Idd Announcement etc &AIR News in Mizo by a male-news headlines & followed by News in detail
The signal was good,slight to no fading,no interference & overall reception was good.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0159UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/zihn038r5csann5vukc6vndau553dkxx

AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz:
AIR-Shiilong on 4970kHz was received with fair signal strength from 0037UTC during my first aircheck.
Here is brief summary of what I heard
0037 to 0042UTC:News in English read by lady relayed from AIR-Delhi
0040UTC:Station Idd etc announcement in Hindi by lady,Thought of the day(?),music-devotional song aired
SINPO:35443
 Again from 0131UTC:Male presenter with lots of updates on current affairs from North Eastern States- Meghalaya,Manipur,Tripura,Nagaland,Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim & a review of sort of 2016 under Focus on North East
0141UTC:Male talked about next program..Learning Hindi,Learning Hindi followed.
The signal gained strength during this monitoring period
SINPO:45434 (with slight Hum)(slight to occasional moderate fading)
Here is the audio recorded at 0140UTC
https://app.box.com/s/n3qldgsw8qczi32zd5qee2xrtekb6bo0

That's all for today..
More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Few Latest Loggings


This winter season,I'm getting  satisfactory signal from All India Radio Stations on shortwave from South Zone ..atleast from two stations on shortwave..AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz & 7290KHz  & AIR-Chennai on 7380kHz in the morning.

Here is a brief summary for it.
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(20 to 30 m length)..height 20m Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In

ON January 4,2017:
AIR-Chennai:0301UTC at 7390kHz Tamil Song on air
Good signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/f9j7tnzbl3ajtxraa1o7atrpcyhdree1

AIR-Thiruvananthapuram at 0308UTC on 7290kHz Malayalam Song on air
Good signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/eehp3jd173vwakigujdtrzclnmcbcf6z

More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Friday, December 30, 2016

WITH CALENDAR FROM SOUTH KOREA


 Here is a few snaps of KBS World Radio Desktop Calendar for 2017 for your eyes only...



More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

DX News On Last Day of 2016

Here is a few DX Infos which I like to share with you

All India Radio(AIR) Port Blair is On Air on 4760kHz:
On December 31st,I heard good signal of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz during my air check on the station from 0032UTC onwards.It was after a several weeks that I heard the signal of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz.As reported earlier in the group by Jose Jacob(VU2JOS) that it was off the air due to some problem in its transmitter.
A brief Summary of reception:
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
Progran Details Heard:Hindi News By YL,0035UTC:English News by YL(both relayed from AIR-Delhi)
0040UTC:Station Idd Announcement Time etc by YL In Hindi etc,Music, YL talk in Hindi
SINPO:45434
The signal was good,no interference,slight noise,slight to moderate fading,overall reception good
I recorded an audio file at 0040UTC of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz.
Here is the link:
https://app.box.com/s/rg88yuiwdp6mp26oy9p75mxx8exl6bvb


A few Additional Monitoring Infos on AIR Shortwave Stations:
Also I couldn't hear the signal of  AIR-Shillong several days on 4970kHz.But on December 29th, I heard fair signal of AIR-Shillong around 0057UTC onwards.Later at the evening & night nothing audible of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz.And On December 31st also no signal of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz during morning during my several air check.Again AIR-Aizawl wasnot heard for past several days on 5050kHz. And now-a-days AIR-Thiruvananthapuram can be heard during morning hour with fair to good  signal.The reception quality deteriorates as the day progresses.
I recorded an  audio filearound 0046UTC of  AIR-Thiruvananthapuram in Malayalam Language.
Brief Program Contents:Promo,Station Idd & Freq. in kHz etc Announcement by YL,music program
Here is the link:
 https://app.box.com/s/c89dp65hstj2ka411urtzvlo91e4n3yt


That's all for today..i.e.last day of 2016..
Wish You All For A Happy,Peaceful,Prosperous,Healthy & Above All A Safe
2017

More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Assamese In B16

Here is the schedule of of three International Radio Stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese
for this winter season of broadcast i.e. B16 Season effective from October 29,2016 to March 25,2017.

(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)
1315-1345UTC on 11730kHz (Excluding Saturday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR) via KSDA Agat,Guam(100kW)
1330-1400UTC on 15670kHz (Sunday & Wednesday)

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 9520kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

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

Friday, April 8, 2016

Assamese in A16

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese
for this summer season of broadcast i.e.A16 effective March  27th to October 29th of 2016.
(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)
1315-1345UTC on 11935kHz (Monday 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)