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)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AWR Wavescan in A16

On March 13th edition of Wavescan, the International DX Program of Adventist World Radio(AWR), the upcoming A16 schedule  of the program via AWR Stations  was mentioned.The schedule will be effective from March 27th to October 29th of 2016.

In all cases On Sundays Only
The skd mentioned as  starting Time,Frequency & Prime Target Areas of the transmission.
Via Nauen,Germany
1530UTC 15670kHz Nepal Tibet
Via KSDA In Agat,Guam
1600UTC  15530kHz Southern India
2200UTC 15435kHz  Western Part of Indonesia
1630UTC 15360kHz Northern India
Via Trincomalee,Sri Lanka
1300UTC 15430kHz North Eastern India
1600UTC 11975kHz Central India

There has been more transmissions in A16 season of Wavescan via AWR Stations.
And also after  a break of several  seasons, the transmission to my region i.e. North Eastern India has been resumed with a different time slot i.e.1300UTC.There used to be a broadcast of Wavescan for this  region from 1200UTC.It was discontinued.

 And also along with their new postal address , an e-mail address of sending reception reports to AWR has been mentioned now-a-days in Wavescan. It is
qsl@awr.org

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

REPUBLIC DAY MONITORING OF ALL INDIA RADIO

Here is a summary of All India Radio(AIR) Stations reception duing AIR's Live Coverage of  67th Republic  Day  Parade from Rajpath,New Delhi on January 26th of 2016  on Short Wave,Medium Wave & FM  monitored from my location at Abhayapuri.

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

As you know very well that a few of regional AIR Stations specially from North-eastern part of India were not on air regularly but on special occasions like Republic Day On January 26th & on Independence Day of India on August 15th they were on air from a day or two earlier.

This year there was no coverage from AIR-Kohima and AIR-Itanagar .AIR-Kohima is off the air from a long time.As I reported last year there were extensive damage to shortwave & medium wave facilities of AIR-Itanagar due to fire  late September and the repair work might have not been completed.I also haven't heard AIR-Itanagar on its medium wave frequency on 675kHz and perhaps AIR-Itanagar is on the air only via FM .Also I've not heard for a long time AIR-Aizal on shortwave.

All these monitoring was done by Grundig YB 400 Rx with a long copper wire as external antenna.

1.AIR-Shillong was signning on around 0346UTC on its day frequency of 7315kHz.
The signal strength was good with slight hum noise.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Signatue Tune of AIR,station Idd & frequency etc announcement in Hindi by a lady,same announcement in English by a lady & mentioned of Republic Day ,music
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/0solcz8hf8izms4hfmy1y830l2akm50v

2.AIR Delhi Relay   on 15050kHz was noted on 0350UTC .
The signal strength was good.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Announcement in English by a lady, Male Voice began broadcast Live from Rajpath
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/5rtvpczypbuaze5d5tkl3eh34dvxc1a7

3.AIR-Lucknow on 7440kHz around 0354UTC
The signal strength was fair & slight noisy
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi of the parade
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/szqns5sbeno93bwfysueacj5tlywxszg

4.AIR-Bhopal on 7430kHz around 0355UTC
The signal strength was good & less noisy.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi of the parade
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/oczbd64vp73vqjimc6x269mptzv339jv

5.AIR-Aligarh on 6145kHz around 0426UTC
The signal strength was good & slight noise.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi by male voice & then by a lady
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/mbrgw6bvpc8w1jg0hxxx5n8qn9o349fb

The following monitoring observations was done by Grundig YB 80 Rx on battery with telescopic antenna fully extended.

6.AIR-Guwahati A on 729kHz around 0450UTC
The signal strength was fair.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/yjfsxeuhcgkkh071lnkyztczf6bkiimb

7.AIR-Guwahati B on 1035kHz around 0452UTC
The signal strength was fair & slightly noisy.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi by a male voice
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/tqn0oqshr6fh685u58jubunt5e8ppuzh

8.AIR-Shillong on 864kHz around 0454UTC
The signal strength was fair & noisy
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/xl7fc4zi72mlnp8lhbdhc6y9o5cqjl0y

9.AIR-Guwahati Vivid Bharati on 100.8MHz around 0501UTC
The reception was  good
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/rshzj4t8r74qc36wpfkz3pubv9aaumez

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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Look At Nature

 Sky At Evening At Abhayapuri
 A Surprise Visitor In Summer At Our Backyards At Our Residence At Abhayapuri
 A Tree In Winter
A Butterfly In Our Garden At Abhayapuri
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

SPOTTED AT ABHAYAPURI (AYU)


 WDG3A 14973 As Light Engine

WDG4 12949 SILIGURI Pulling A Oil Tanker
12390 SILGURI Pulling A BCN
WDG3A 13536 KATNI Leading 55611 DBB KYQ Passenger

Monday, January 11, 2016

Assamese in B15

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations (All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese for this current winter season of broadcast i.e.B15 effective October 25,2015 to March 26,2016

Trans World Radio (TWR) via KTWR Agana Guam (100kW) during1315-1345UTC on 15225kHz (Monday to Friday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR) via KSDA Agat Guam(100kW) during1330-1400UTC on 15660kHz (on Sunday & Wednessday )

Gospel For Asia (Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)0015 to 0030UTC on 7240kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

GK'S FASCINATION ANOTHER R...RAILWAYS...GK AS RAILFAN

Besides my interest in Radio...(a R..) another R...fascinates me is Railways.....
And now here is a few snaps of various disel rail engines (locomotives) which I took recently.....










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