Monday, July 16, 2018

The Parrot On A Branch Of A Coconut Tree



On Our Backward On A Bright Warm Afternoon In July 2018
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)


Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Few Entries To My Radio Log Book For July 7,2018

RX: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

Date:July 7,2018

Radio Japan NHK World  Hindi 0111 to 0115utc 9820kHz Good Signal 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0113utc:
https://app.box.com/s/r4s7x4esxvi0a13ap4bhkh0ehrwystuh

Station KNLS English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) 15515kHz 0352utc to 0356utc Good Signal 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0353utc:
https://app.box.com/s/0kr9ztjh4sps1y2ag1z54hmo8qou8zxp

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 11825kHz 0354utc Good Signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0355utc:
https://app.box.com/s/wk31vlr78lsbpfz0gkan4vhj1ufyu6c8

Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) Nepali 6035kHz 0400utc Good Signal Music,Station Ids announcements plus frequency etc,music,news-news headlines & news in details by male presenter
 Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0400utc:
https://app.box.com/s/tgdihdh77lwzrwbo1k70hzeljnu7zhyo

More radio loggings/monitoring observations etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

All India Radio(AIR) North Eastern Regional Shortwave Update

All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok on 4835kHz:
AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz now-a-days during my monitoring for several days during 0130-0330utc approx. has been received with good signal & audio.The noise (hum ) which was often heard with the audio of AIR-Gangtok is not observed by me.Perhaps the transmitter problem might have been rectified fully.Let me check AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz in coming days.
Here is the link to the audio recorded of AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz around 0304utc on July 7th:
https://app.box.com/s/iocpnyj6xa6l8py9bivkw6lajfp4u6je

Other Observations:
Still no trace of AIR-Kurseong on 4895kHz & AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz.And AIR-Shillong is audible with good to fair signal strength on the observed frequency of 4970kHz but sometimes with low intensity audio(low modulation) & rough audio also.

73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Ghost Watchman!!!



A Few Radio Loggings Plus General Observations On July 6 2018

Here is a few  radio loggings I've done today along  with  a few general  monitoring observations.
RX: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

Date:July 6,2018

BBC Hindi was heard on 9510kHz & 11995kHz during 0115 to 0121utc (approx.) the reception was better on 11995kHz.
Radio Japan Hindi was very weak on 9820kHz as observed around 0115utc.

SLBC Hindi 11905kHz 0209 to 0229utc (several airchecks) Good Signal now-a-days Hindi Film songs on air.

Radio Philipinas English is  heard with variable signal on all three frequencies i.e.17820,15640 & 12010kHz now-a-days right from 0200utc
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0218utc of Radio Philipinas English on 12010kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/toly87d7nmzjkjuxi2wb9p1btolwi849

Station KNLS English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) 9600kHz 0200-0256utc is audible here with variable reception quality.Sometimes its reception suffers from co-channel QRM & its audio slighly becomes distorted.
Here is thelink to audio recorded on July 6th i.e. today around 0226utc:
https://app.box.com/s/9ika38ohj8kg1xb12bb48jooeje9526f

Myanmar Radio is now-a-days received with good signal on 9730kHz from early morning hours.And their English Language transmission starts from 0230utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded of Myanmar Radio English Signning on today with station Id announcement etc plus news by a lady
https://app.box.com/s/qnso2cu7aja8yhngw9aultxjpzmh5068

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 11825kHz 0342 to  0356utc Good Signal slight occasional noise Cultural features plus a feature towards the end  on USA-Romania Relations,end of the transmission announcements by a male voice,music & station Idd announcements
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0344utc Of RRI English:
https://app.box.com/s/65n8lxw6cxp2dggp4rtffyrcfst7zsjh

Radio Taiwan International(RTI)-English 15320kHz 0357-0359utc Fair signal moderate fading was there slight QRM as a form sideband splatter from Japanese station broadcasting on 15325kHz.

Voice Of Mongolia English on 12085kHz during 0900-0930utc is facing heavy interference (QRM) as a form of sideband splatter from a station broadcasting on 12080kHz and as per my aircheck today the signal of Voice Of Mongolia was very difficult to copy.

 A Special Note On AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz:
During my recent monitorings for several days in the morning approx. from 0130-0330utc AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz is received with good signal & audio.The noise(severve hum) which was often heard with the signal of AIR-Gangtok is not observed by me.Perhaps the transmitter problem has been rectified fully.Let me monitor for sometime.

More monitoring observations plus  updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Radio Veritas Asia(RVA) Now Gone Silent On Shortwave

Finally, RVA,(based in Quezon City  Philippines) has ended its shortwave transmissions on June 30th(2018) after several decades of active period on shortwave in different Asian Languages including Indian Sub-continent Languages Bengali,Urdu & Hindi (which was continued several seasons back).RVA will continue its programs on different languages on various online platforms( via internet etc).
Its very painful for  me after several years of listening to RVA  specially in three langauges i.e.Bengali,Hindi & Urdu... listen to their last broadcast on shortwave in Bengali on 11880kHz on June 30th..from 1400utc.I usually listened to RVA-Bengali more than other two langauges mentioned.They used to broadcast features on all religions despite being a Catholic Station and this was unique.And besides this they also used to broadcast many educational & development features(Chetana,Rockomari,Sansoy & Shawbolombon etc) which was really impressed me.And there DX feature- information  about media-development...in technological & cyber world  Aaj Keyer Ganamdhyam was very useful for me.I also used to send my Radio Monitoring Infos..i.e.Dx Tips to the program.
Here is the audio file recorded..around the beginning of the last broadcast around 1400utc:
https://app.box.com/s/o9z9alecwstyrsufmgw4mka52u5u5neo
And here is the last a few moments of RVA Bengali broadcast around 1425utc on 11880kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/olktcty91ery76dr0sszdn5prdi0nhh7

And RVA used to publish a newsletter called UPLINK for several years and I used to receive this newsletter until it was discontinued.
Here is the snap of   front pages of a few  of them.


Wavescan, The DX Program Of Adventist World Radio (AWR) aired two parts series On RVA  to mark this development of RVA leaving shortwave on their June 24th & July 1st edition of the program.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1600utc for a few seconds on 9580kHz Of Wavescan on July Ist..
https://app.box.com/s/zo8i24xis8xgbka2e5f6xh5qs1l1yppx

 73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)