Thursday, April 4, 2019

Assamese In A19

Here is the schedule of of three International Radio Stations(All Gospel ) broadcasting  in Assamese Language
for this summer season of broadcast i.e. A19 from   March 31st to October 26th 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 15550kHz (Sunday & Wednesday)

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio) in Assamese
Please note for a long I have not heard this service or any other language service of this station so I'm not sure whether the station is active on shortwave at all now. I did ask for information about it for a few sources but yet to get response about it.
This station used to broadcast Gospel Program in Assamese on saturday and sunday during 0015 to 0030utc via Media Brodcast (MBR) transmitter site of Nauen Germany.If any updates on this issue is received ,it will be posted on this blog.

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 11905kHz (Monday & Friday)
More information about Nagamese..
Please visit..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamese_Creole

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

A19 First Week Monitoring Special

Here is my first monitoring report on A19 season beginning March 31,2019.
Due to very bad weather condition i.e.thunders,lightning,storms etc and  electric power disruption plus regular power cuts due to regular maintenance works of power company & road construction projects I could not monitor  the A19 frequencies of different radio stations as such and also post my monitoring observations etc. 

Here is a few radio  monitoring observations I made on April 3rd.
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:78 Feet Length  30 Feet Height Cu Wire coax lead in

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North

Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:April 03,2019

BBC World Service English 
I got encouraging signals of BBCWS English in the afternoon to early evening on various frequencies.
Here is a brief summary.
1030utc 11945kHz (via Kranji,Singapore)
Good Signal
News etc
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/vhnvq4epfu4z08329k2qqy5p7nsvlf13
The reception on the parallel frequencies(1000-1200utc) during  of 9900kHz was fair and 6195kHz was poor.
1158utc 15310kHz (Via Al Seela,Oman,250kW)
Good Signal,slight fading
Signature tune,station idds etc promos..BBC News etc
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1159utc:
https://app.box.com/s/9b943o1ot7t6btqvd2v27sr6poo35t42

BBCWS English On Its Unusal 15145kHz (1200-1300utc)
The reception on this unusal frequency of 15145kHz (via Kranji,Singapore) was good.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1204utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ug99gfpfitjkr9tqly61u034g7n18u2s

I also noted more or less good signal  BBCWS English with slight noise  on 12065kHz from 1300utc onwards .

Radio Japan NHK World English: 
1102-1110utc 11695kHz (via Kranji,Singapore 250kW)
Good Signal,slight side band splatter from 11685kHz
News etc
It was after a long break that I could receive NHK World English with such a good signal..though slight side band splatter could be heard from 11685kHz..
Here is the link to audio recorded at 1106utc:
https://app.box.com/s/q3jj6mh5n3vdrma43mru3do8hyzqvxrf

Some general obervations On A19 Frequencies..so far
KLNS Alaska via Madagascar World Voice  English is on 15510kHz from 0300 to 0356utc only to India.And the reception has been good as in B18 season.
Radio New Zealand(RNZI) Pacific on English on 5945kHz during 1100 to 1258utc is not audible at all.Sometimes very weak signal can be heard but not sure it is the signal of RNZ Pacific.
Radio Philipinas in English is on 17820kHz,15640kHz & 12010kHz during 0200-0330utc.

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

GK Again As Railfan

55804 GHY NBQ PASS Along With Its Usual Loco..Onlink ..WDM3A 16433 Malda..Just 18km Aways From Its Final Destination.. On A Recently Late In The Morning..



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

A Tejpia

In Our Campus....




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


My Latest Radio Logs

Here is a brief summary of my latest radio logs


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:March 8,2019

Radio Romania International(RRI) English
0638-0656utc 15450kHz Good Signal
Current Affairs Reports,other features etc
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0639utc:
https://app.box.com/s/g7z1qke0sx0e026m5e5neo55ofabdtso

BBC World Service English 
0703 -0710utc 17640kHz (250kW,Al-Dhabbiya-UAE) Fair signal
News,Hardtalk
Please listen to the audio recorded around 0704utc:
https://app.box.com/s/c41kqhu78em3dy8vkqsfzxi9k4iv8aof

Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) English 
1044-1145utc 6035kHz (100kW?,Thimphu) Good Signal ,signal suddenly vanished around 1144utc approx. as per my memory goes.
Feature Program,music,news around 1100utc,Public Service Announcements etc etc,Women Empowerment features etc

BBC World Service English 
1043utc 12065kHz (250kW,Kranji-Singapore) Good Signal
Feature Current Affairs Program
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1045utc:
https://app.box.com/s/jficw3mf0oulk8gfh1rehhryf58h28s7

Radio New Zealand (RNZI) Pacific English 
1100-1205utc 7330kHz (100kW,Rangitaiki)
Signal fair to good  but slight to moderate sideband splatter from either side of 5kHz range and sometimes its difficult to copy its signal.
Please listen to this audio recorded around 1159utc:
https://app.box.com/s/04580bcp5n9btde2z4xo9sk9utmt68ek

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Voice Of America(VOA) 2019 Wall Calendar




This year Voice Of America(VOA) has featured  scenic byways of U.S. in their Wall Calendar.You can send your request for a copy audiencemail@voanews.com..
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)