Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An Evening At Abhayapuri




FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.....
73s
GAUTAM KR. SHARMA(GK)
ABHAYAPURI(ASSAM)(INDIA)

A Few Radio Monitoring Observations Of The Day

Here is a few radio monitoring observations for the day (November 20,2018) for radio monitors around the world.

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:November 20,2018
1.All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok Special Monitoring Observation:
All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok has been noted with severe hum type noise from time to time on 4835kHz specialy on the morning & also sometimes in the evening.This November as per my monitoring & recording , I've observed it more frequently.Somtimes, the hum type noise disappears after a while and the transmission can be heard without any problem..Today i.e.on November 20th...same thing has happened...
Around 0256 to 0304utc during an aircheck on 4835kHz onwards I heard same noise during AIR Gangtok transmission on  4835kHz relaying Morning News from AIR Delhi & then AIR NE News Bulletin in English relaying from AIR NES Shillong from 0300utc.
Here is the audio recorded around 0301utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1zb5b1doxtmiyv5mpglu64aygj5c325y
Later while another aircheck around 0316utc I heard Hindi flim music on air via AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz without any hum noise.
Here is the audio recorded around 0316utc:
https://app.box.com/s/2qr3wklg759q3ne41r09iegd2u861q9w

All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok 
0627utc 6085kHz Good Signal,slighly noisy
Signature Tune Of AIR,@0628utc Station Idd & opening announcements etc,Program Highlights etc by a male voice,Vividh Bharati Program relayed
Here is the link to the  audio recorded around 0629utc:
https://app.box.com/s/hkli7oqf43k8ja6i138umitapulf3513

2.AIR Chennai 
0308utc 7380kHz Good Signal Slight fading,slight co-channel interference
Male voice talkd in Tamil mentioned about Doordarshan etc
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/dfp8u2if1ebpjtk0kswlpofn51dv0dlq
3.AIR Hyderabad
0309utc 7420kHz Good Signal Slight fading,slight noise & slight sideband splatter from AIR-Bhopal on 7430kHz.
Music,Conversation between two ladies all in Telegu.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/2umofg1sm6waj2on0ngk6gu8v43dheu3

4.Radio Romania International(RRI) English 
0405utc 11790kHz (Galbeni,300kW) airchecked..not heard anything only noise.
RRI English 0630utc 17780kHz Good Signal with slight noise 
News Headlines on air 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0630utc:
https://app.box.com/s/bvpqzzdxzgy6yn6evgx4fygwsi6acqb6

RRI English 0634 to 0643utc 15450kHz(Tiganesti???) Good Signal slightly noise,slight fading
News,@0637utc detail weather report/update on Romania-snow fall & rains etc around Romania related news,@0640utc report on international Radio Orchestra Festival organised by Radio Romania,@0643utc Music,Music,station Idd announcement & announcement about next feature-History Shelf 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0640utc:
https://app.box.com/s/wupymznnb1su0syh1q0a0zn2m7fz77li

Special Note On RRI English:
As per atleast two B18 date bases the 0630-0700utc transmission of RRI English on 15450kHz  directed to India & Australia has been shown on digital mode perhaps on DRM (Tiganesti,90kW)..but as per skd uploaded on RRI English website it is not mentioned as digital mode ..more precisely on  DRM.As per the skd posted only DRM transmission directed to India is during 0400-0456utc on 9820kHz.

That's all for today..
More radio monitoring observations etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

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)