Sunday, November 4, 2018

My Radio Log Book A Few Entries For November 4, 2018

Here is a few radio loggings which I like to share with radio enthusiasts.

Date:November 4,2018

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

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 0404utc to 0416utc 11790kHz (Galbeni,300kW) Good Signal,slight fading,slight noise
News,The Weekend Review,Focus On Romania-Contest Details..World Of Culture..
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0416utc of RRI English:
https://app.box.com/s/kcl9sa2j8hgn060ajs8vrgtezp8olkxo

South African Radio Leauge( SARL) Program 0816utc 17760kHz (Meyerton,250kW) Very Poor Signal,copy not possible

Radio Japan NHK World Bengali 1339-1344utc 11685kHz (Kranji,250kW) Poor Signal,also noisy and signal improved to some extent around 1342utc upto the end
Mailbag Program-Katha O Sur,Bhupen Hazarika's song Manush Manusher Janna was aired,followed by around 1343utc usual closing announcements of contact addresses plus frequency skds..
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1342utc of Radio Japan Bengali:
https://app.box.com/s/usue4cyayxqrn93v5f6a6ci7isswd55p

Voice Of America(VOA) English  1402-1408utc 15580kHz via Moepeng Hill,Botswana 100kW Good Signal
News,Encounter
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1404utc:
https://app.box.com/s/woemqi0p4bu093gxh26bik9zgd3fr59w

Adventist World Radio AWR) Assamese 1340utc-1357utc 11945kHz
(Trincomalee,125kW) Good Signal
Teaching from Bible,music-gospel song,contact address etc at the end..around 1356utc,music
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1556utc:
https://app.box.com/s/igp1du811d38ckri1ritx6dwv1nt6n4a

Adventist World Radio  Wavescan Program Logs
1545-1558utc 11985kHz via Trincomalee(SLBC) 125kW(?) Good Strong Signal Slight occasional hum observed 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1556utc:
https://app.box.com/s/igp1du811d38ckri1ritx6dwv1nt6n4a
1600utc 17730kHz via (Talata-Volonondry 3)Madagascar 250kW Good Signal
In place of Wavescan Gospel Program In English produced perhaps at Adventist Media Center Pune was aired
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1600utc:
https://app.box.com/s/h7fewg0w62qv4pkkaa1zwoztg30e948l
1602utc 9770kHz via  Kostinbrod(Sofia)  250kW Nothing audible only noise etc

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Radio Monitoring On The First Day Of B18

Here is my first complilation of radio loggings/monitoring observations on the very first day of B18 Season(October 28,2018-March 30 2019) of International Broadcasting Season i.e.on October 28,2018.

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

Date:October 28,2018
BBCWS English  0048utc 5875kHz( Woofferton,250kW)   Signal poor & noisy 
 concluding part of a feature program,then 0050utc came Over To You Presented by Rajan Dhakar

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 0102utc 7325kHz (Galbani,300kW..Target Area- North America's East Coast) Good Signal 
News by male presenter
Here is the audio recorded at 0102utc of RRI-English:
https://app.box.com/s/39plt0x8tjn79g531svw0v0xzoyn8jmx

BBCWS English 0103utc 9410kHz(Kranji,Sigapore-250kW) Good Signal Slight fading & noise etc
News & then news room Program
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0105utc:
https://app.box.com/s/48mst5ugl3cf3hizslmxaqbbe4iad0ds

BBC Hindi 0107utc 7430kHz ( Woofferton,300kW) Good Signal
A current affairs report on latest political development in Sri Lanka
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0108utc:
https://app.box.com/s/k8u495q642lnmejspk8sptrmseo9o5tu

Station KNLS Alaska English   0204utc 15510kHz  Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV)  (Madagascar) 100kW(?) Strong Signal
Here is the audio recorded around 0205utc of KNLS English via MWV:
https://app.box.com/s/cj6s7uc7ou9gusrwv1azsaz4fre0v6oe

Station KNLS Alaska MWV  English 0307utc 0337-353utc 15510kHz  Madagascar 100kW(?) Good Signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0349utc :
https://app.box.com/s/cj6s7uc7ou9gusrwv1azsaz4fre0v6oe

RNZI Pacific 1140utc 9700kHz via Rangitaiki(100KW) Fair Signal Overall ,slight splatter nearby station 
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1140utc:
https://app.box.com/s/yjdi25or6ivvmxvj4co7hr23mti594fk

Radio Japan NHK World Hindi 1456utc 15720kHz (Talata-Volonondry) Madagascar 250kW Good Signal
Music,concluding announcements etc-contact address etc..
The link to the audio recorded around 1458utc:
https://app.box.com/s/gge8zy4qy9m9sgnpjwppfhxbqq779yl2

Adventist World Radio(AWR) English  Wavescan Program Logs:
1530utc 11985kHz via Trincomalee(SLBC) 125kW(?) Good Signal
Here is the recorded audio of the transmission at the very beginning of the program at 1530utc:
https://app.box.com/s/mw97wnjanyoi6kr662gdgpl5up6eh12u

1602utc 17730kHz via (Talata-Volonondry 3)Madagascar (250kW) Good Signal
Report On fire on All India Radio-Itanagar way back in 2015
Here is the audio recorded around 1604utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ephzf2i96idwxs2zcabcya6fbd0zfkcu

At 1600utc 9770kHz Kostinbrod(Sofia)  250kW Nothing was audible only noise & splatter of different radio stations broadcasting on near by channel was heard  but later during several aircheck during 1610-1630utc poor signal of AWR Wavescan was heard.An interesting observations was made by Tehatta(West Bengal) based radio monitor Mr.Abhijit Mondal..he observed that the broadcast via Madagascar delayed by several minutes  than the the broadcast via Kostinbrod(Sofia).Thanks to Mr.Mondal for his observation.

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Assamese In B18

Here is the schedule of of three International Radio Stations(All Gospel ) broadcasting  in Assamese Language
for this winter season of broadcast i.e. B18 from  October 28th  of 2018 to March 30th of 2019.
(The skd is posted as..station name 
transmitter site power 
time frequency days of broadcast format)

Trans World Radio(TWR) 
KTWR Agana,Guam (100kW) 
1215-1245UTC on 9910kHz (Monday To Friday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR)
via Trincomalee,(Perkara) SLBC (125kW) 
1330-1400UTC on 11945kHz (Sunday & Wednesday)

You can also listen online via visiting..
http://awr.org/program/asmaz_voh/

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio) 
Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 7380kHz  (Saturday & Sunday)

Besides this another Gospel Station Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB )is  broadcasting in Nagamese.
The skd for this season..
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB) In Nagamese
Kununurra,Australia(100kW)
1200-1230UTC on 11945kHz (Wednesday & Saturday)

More information about Nagamese..
Please visit..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamese_Creole

More inputs/monitoring updates etc on B18 season of broadcasting soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Along The NH17..A New Series. Of Photographic Diary



Thanks to my honorary technical consultant Respected Mr.Bhaskar Patgiri Da's interesting question about NH31 & its new renaming as NH17 & its entry into Google Maps.. ....& my subsequent search (later study) on the net on the subject & obtaining latest informations & details about New Highway Numbers reveals ..its notification was issued by Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways of Government Of India. several years back.I didn't come to my knowledge until the other day....And as per the notification...New National Highway 17  has started from ..."starting .its junction with NH10 near Sivok connecting Bagrakot, Chalsa, Nagarkata,Goyerkata, Bispara, Falakata, Sonarpur, Koch-Bihar, Tufanganj, Golakganj, Bilasipara,  North Salmana,  Goalpara, Boko and terminating at its junction with  NH27 near Guwahati....."
(Source:The Gazette Of India April 4,2011)
To mark this I've decided to start a photographic diary of sort on my blog (www.gkcalling.blogspot.com) &  facebook.."Along The NH17.."..This NH17 touches the places which has my roots....my birthplace..my paternal & maternal family homes...the place...where I spent my golden days...1980s..my school days....Rangjuli...NH17 .. goes through it...My Most Unforgettable Place......
Along The  NH17....!!! And with special thanks to Mr.Bhaskar Patgiri Da....I dedicate this To HIM...& Rangjuli...
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

On The Last Morning Of A18....

Today i.e.October 27th is the last day of this A18 season of International Broascasting and here is a few radio logswhich I have done this morning plus a few general radio monitoring observations of A18  .
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

All India Radio(AIR) Portblair was not heard here on 4760kHz this morning from my aircheck of 0020utc onwards.

AIR Shillong i.e. North Eastern Service Of AIR & AIR Jeypore was heard on 4970kHz & 5040kHz on its usual signing on time schedule with good signal.
AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz was not heard today as per my several airchecks from 0232utc onwards upto 0307utc.Perhaps it was off the air during the entire  morning transmission starting from 0100utc.

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation(SLBC) Hindi...0032utc 11905kHz Music-different music-perhaps National Anthem Of Sri Lanka(not sure),singature tune of SLBC..around a few seconds past 0035utc, announcement by lady about station idd & frequency etc..in Hindi..also announcement about next program "Awabahan"-music.

Here is the the audio recorded around 0035utc of SLBC Hindi:
https://app.box.com/s/9xa9b0emf2arnldibfkx5kt5cwbw4re1

AIR National Service 0040utc 9380kHz(Via Aligarh) Weather forecast & later signing off announcement around 0041utc in Hindi by a lady followed by National Anthem Good Signal 

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 0045utc 7375kHz Signal was fair & noisy  initially..gained strength suddenly around 0047utc, Music,announcement about station idd plus next program..lady host begun the next program..interview with a lady..
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0047utc:
https://app.box.com/s/14roh1dniuv9n97bnjrckzo3rh2ird0z

AIR-Thiruvananthapuram  0048-0053utc 5010kHz Music-song South Indian Style,announcement by male voice in Malayam ,music-song by male singer.The signal was poor & but improved slightly around 0050utc with the music.Its after a long break I heard signal of AIR-Thiruvananthapuram.
Here is a few moments of recordings of AIR-Thiruvananthapuram around 0050utc:
https://app.box.com/s/h6ll49i8cimu97y9j0z2ybtbisr043j8

AIR North Eastern Service(NES) Via Shillong 0053utc 4970kHz Devotional Song by a male voice,announcement station Idd etc by a lady host,music,again announcement of station Idd

Here is a few moments of recordings of AIR NES Shillong around 0053utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ok07ug6cl6kmm505y8wpppydgc6tt9uw

General Observation Of A18 On Some Regional Shortwave Stations Of AIR:
AIR Kurseong on 4895kHz & 7230kHz,AIR Aizawl on 5050kHz & 7295kHz   are still not on air as per my monitoring observation. 
AIR Gangtok is sometimes heard with strong hum noise completely blocking the audio on 4835kHz and followed by a day's or so off the air and again back with normal audio in this A18 season.It might be due to some technical problem on its transmitter.And also a good news that AIR-Gangtok was recently was heard with good signal on its day time frequency of 6085kHz.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

A Few Radio Loggings

Here is a few radio logs/monitoring observations  for the evening/night of October 14th of 2018(sunday) .
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

Radio Japan Bengali 1333-1345utc 11685kHz(via Kranji,250kW)  Good Signal slight fading from time to time, Sunday Mailbag Program
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1344utc:
https://app.box.com/s/58hp1oi24r7okvojuxkn69ho8x66i44d

All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh in Assamese 1415utc  567kHz (in MW)(300kW) Good Signal
Expert Speaking about cyber crime-what is cyber crime & people's co-operation on preventing cyber crime
Here is the link to the audio recorded aroound 1416utc:
https://app.box.com/s/8ai70eofsxdxogw6dzjv8d0cr1bgyrx1

All India Radio(AIR) Srinagar 1418utc 4950kHz (50kW) News commentary in Urdu Signal strength Satisfactory Difficult to copy sometimes the audio contents due to fading & the audio was slighly rough
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1418utc:
https://app.box.com/s/la3fm5vz05alzj7u88wrrk61z2e2m550

Radio Japan English 1425-1429utc 11705kHz (via Palau Medorn,100kW) Good Signal  
Music,end of the program & closing announcements by male & lady hosts etc,time/freq skds etc of R.Japan English etc were aired
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1427utc:
https://app.box.com/s/hvw4yvmnauf31zy6x4wqd8yvgjz4a7vf

Laos National Radio(LNR) English 1432utc 6130kHz(50kW,Vientiane)  Not very clear audio & not so strong signal,co-channel QRM & side band splatter  was there with fading
Heard the station Idd annc. in English around 1432utc. & followed by frequency announcements etc & news etc..heard the closing annuc.etc around 1500utc.The audio was difficult to copy most of the time due to fading & quality of the signal.
Here is the link to audio recorded around 1432utc:
https://app.box.com/s/93zfnxtrsejowfegf1kt5hjuxfkeigwr

Radio Japan NHK World Hindi 1435-1450utc(approx.) 15745kHz (Madagascar,250kW)  Good Signal,slight fading
News,sunday Mailbag program-cheri ke desh say
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1439utc:
https://app.box.com/s/w5sjgd9jrnr7z8fae4ex2ena5do3stib

Adventist World Radio(AWR) Wavescan Receptions:
1530-1559utc 15670kHz via Nauen,Germany MBR(250kW) Nothing Audible
1600-1629utc 11950kHz via  SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (250kW)    Nothing audible
1600-1629utc 9580kHz via  9580kHz  (via SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (125kW?) Good Reception,slight QRM as a form of sideband splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 9570kHz
Here is the the audio recorded around 1601utc:
https://app.box.com/s/dn6o6cjsyu2hbw8vcjfg2jjddzik2mvh

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Radio Monitoring Sunday Special

On Sunday i.e.October 7th of 2018,I did some radio monitoring in the night in my QTH at Abhayapuri.And here is a brief summary what I heard on the band.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 (unless mentioned otherwise)
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

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

Adventist World Radio(AWR) Wavescan (Sundays), The DX Program Loggings:
1530-1600utc on  15670kHz(250kW) via Nauen Germany  intially received with fair noisy  signal but later the signal faded away to poor strength to barely audible.
And usually the reception of AWR Wavecan on 11950kHz(250kW) via  SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod, Bulgaria at my place during 1600-1630utc is not so good with noisy reception.But on last sunday i.e.October 7th I found surprisingly good signal on that frequency.
Here is the audio recorded around 1615utc:
https://app.box.com/s/m93bjnsqh04pi6ii8mfc081jcplrm7ay

And the reception of AWR Wavescan on 9580kHz  (125kW?) via SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka during 1600-1630utc usually the most reliable &  consistence.And last sunday was also the same...but I observed its audio with slightly low intensity sometimes..(low modulation).As usual there was slight QRM as a form of sideband splatter from a nearby station broadcasting on 9570kHz.
Here is the recorded audio of AWR Wavescan on 9580kHz via SLBC Trincomalee around 1621utc:
https://app.box.com/s/hh06h6brbh0kaam40d2m6e4gggbhoxof

And the next sunday's i.e. October 14th (2018) Highlights..of Wavescan...
A Royal Bengal Tiger invades an Indian Radio Station..Don't forget to listen...

Voice Of Turkey English was absent on 15520kHz on its normal frequency during several random aircheck for from 1630utc onwards.But around 1632utc while scanning the 25mb I found its signal with good strength on 11765kHz with news read by a male presenter.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/jh26hl891e3owl56t0wiattxj1u7hc0n

And surprisingly later while again airchecking around 1650utc perhaps I couldn't find its signal there.
Special Note:On October 10th also, I did monitor  both 15520kHz & 11765kHz from 1630utc onwards for a miniutes and I couldn't hear any signal of VOT-English any of the two frequencies.

BBC World Service Sunday Sports World:
After A long break of several months finally on October 7th..of 2018 Sunday I heard BBCWS Sunday Sports World ..on 9410kHz from 1630utc....onwards.during an aircheck......The signal was good with slight sideband splatter & noise sometimes.
And here the link to the audio recorded around 1641utc live action of EPL Soccer match..Manchester City..Vs..Liverpool perhaps:
https://app.box.com/s/id7oucf14d6hlvs0aksi6o2wqq6mvzbx

Radio Taiwan International(RTI) English was noted with good reception around 1648utc on 9405kHz with good signal with slight sideband splatter as a form of interference from BBCWS on 9410kHz.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/s79hm7nvhq1qza51whcqe235pswz58w4

All India Radio-Jabalpur on 801kHz  signing on around 2251utc on October 7th of 2018
Announcement of Station Identity,frequency etc by a lady in Hindi,senai recital
Rx:Grundig YB 80 (on battery)  No External Antenna
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/lle0940r3p6l1p17tqw85uw3m9a0c107

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