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)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Few Monitoring Updates

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

Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400
Antenna Used:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In

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

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) In Hindi on 11905kHz:
I also heard SLB Hindi on11905kHz from 0115utc onwards on March 24th.The signal strength was not so strong, but fair ,noise & hum was there.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0115utc signing on.
https://app.box.com/s/yfxo500ts6uijbvyxvju63php5aagtuo
(Music,Time Signal,announcement about local time,Station idd & frequency ,program etc in Hindi by a lady,music aired-devotional song in Hindi by Lata Mangeskar)

Bangladesh Betar on 15105kHz:
Bangladesh Betar External Service In English was heard with poor overall reception on 15105kHz On March 23rd from 1229utc onwards for a few moments.The signal was poor but readable with difficullty ..noisy & also facing QRM as side band splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 15110kHz.(China Radio International In Chinese..)
Here is the lin to  the audio recorded at 1230utc..
https://app.box.com/s/taqs1bg3e86qxyp23go72dedoz5np3wi
(Music,announcement about frequency etc in English by a lady) 

Border Crossings With Larry London On Air On VOA:
Voice of America( VOA) English was heard on 15580kHz with good signal with QSB from 1500utc onwards on March 22nd ..
Audio reccorded at 1504utc ..

https://app.box.com/s/3gs5xjmrninx1a13ozr9ejgy665yejf8
(closing moments of News bulletin,Larry London with Border Crossings)

More Monitoring Updates etc Soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday Special From GK

Here is a few monitoring observations which I like to share with you.
All were from February 26th..sunday..

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


Wavescan(English Version) From Adventist World Radio:
The Wavescan,the DX Program of Aventist World Radio (AWR) was audible this sunday also i.e.February 26th with similar reception quality like the previous sunday i.e.February 19th.The reception of noisy & with slightly difficult to copy on 11750kHz(Via Nauen,Germany) during 1530-1600UTC and was audible with good reception overall on 15715kHz(KSDA,Guam) from 1600-1630UTC.
Here is a link to the audio file of the recordings of last moments of the program around 1628utc on 15715kHz. 
https://app.box.com/s/sod8vkjp1a7nwxwht2yuc08ahs7ci6vu

Sunday Sports World On BBC World Service
Heard on February 26th..sunday BBCWS's Sunday Sports World Program on 7465kHz from 1646utc onwards for 10 minutes or so.There was live commentary of English Footbal League Cup final soccer match between Southampton ..Vs Manchester United.. and the 87th minute free kick conversion..by Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United recorded by me...I was right person at the right time 
ReCatch the action.....with this audio file link...1649utc..
https://app.box.com/s/nxwa0uyu4zgnartq385e2ba0npn1eh05

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Atlast Heard Wavescan After A Long Break On Radio

I heard on February 12th ,Wavescan,the DX Program of Adventist World Radio in English after a long break..(since 2nd sunday of November 2016)..on 15715kHz during 1600-1629UTC via KSDA Guam with fair QSA & slightly noisy & QSB &  reception quality overall was fair.The transmission was also audible on 15490kHz during the same time slot.But the reception quality was better on 15715kHz.Due to poor propagation condition,I understand the transmission was not audible here at all as per almost regular monitoring on sundays since 2nd week of November last.Last week in any of the frequencies as per their skd here.I wrote a letter to the program on the issue last week.
Earlier the reception of the program was poor & noisy on 11750kHz(via Nauen) during 1530-1600UTC. Also nothing was audible on another frequency of the program on 11955kHz (via Trincomalee,SLBC) during 1600-1630UTC.
(Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT:Long Copper wire of 30 plus feet length & 20 plus ht..with co-axial lead in)

Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1600UTC on 15715kHz of Wavescan.
 https://app.box.com/s/u6u8gg0uqrs2x2ysv1q1oxy3g0n6y6n7

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