Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday Special From GK

Here is a few monitoring observations which I like to share with you.
All were from February 26th..sunday..

Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400
Antenna Used:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East


Wavescan(English Version) From Adventist World Radio:
The Wavescan,the DX Program of Aventist World Radio (AWR) was audible this sunday also i.e.February 26th with similar reception quality like the previous sunday i.e.February 19th.The reception of noisy & with slightly difficult to copy on 11750kHz(Via Nauen,Germany) during 1530-1600UTC and was audible with good reception overall on 15715kHz(KSDA,Guam) from 1600-1630UTC.
Here is a link to the audio file of the recordings of last moments of the program around 1628utc on 15715kHz. 
https://app.box.com/s/sod8vkjp1a7nwxwht2yuc08ahs7ci6vu

Sunday Sports World On BBC World Service
Heard on February 26th..sunday BBCWS's Sunday Sports World Program on 7465kHz from 1646utc onwards for 10 minutes or so.There was live commentary of English Footbal League Cup final soccer match between Southampton ..Vs Manchester United.. and the 87th minute free kick conversion..by Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United recorded by me...I was right person at the right time 
ReCatch the action.....with this audio file link...1649utc..
https://app.box.com/s/nxwa0uyu4zgnartq385e2ba0npn1eh05

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Atlast Heard Wavescan After A Long Break On Radio

I heard on February 12th ,Wavescan,the DX Program of Adventist World Radio in English after a long break..(since 2nd sunday of November 2016)..on 15715kHz during 1600-1629UTC via KSDA Guam with fair QSA & slightly noisy & QSB &  reception quality overall was fair.The transmission was also audible on 15490kHz during the same time slot.But the reception quality was better on 15715kHz.Due to poor propagation condition,I understand the transmission was not audible here at all as per almost regular monitoring on sundays since 2nd week of November last.Last week in any of the frequencies as per their skd here.I wrote a letter to the program on the issue last week.
Earlier the reception of the program was poor & noisy on 11750kHz(via Nauen) during 1530-1600UTC. Also nothing was audible on another frequency of the program on 11955kHz (via Trincomalee,SLBC) during 1600-1630UTC.
(Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT:Long Copper wire of 30 plus feet length & 20 plus ht..with co-axial lead in)

Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1600UTC on 15715kHz of Wavescan.
 https://app.box.com/s/u6u8gg0uqrs2x2ysv1q1oxy3g0n6y6n7

More updates etc soon
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Few Monitoring Observations

Here is a few monitoring observation which I like to share with you.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

Date:February 6,2017

Korean Broadcasting Service (KBS) World Radio English on 7215kHz during 1400-1500UTC is facing QRM as Side Band Splatter from 7220kHz China Radio International-Nepali Service.
Here is audio file link recorded around 1447UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/zvf7u9scf7aqw4skuh1otltjno30mj2u

Radio Taiwan International-English noted with poor noisy reception quality on its new frequency of 9405kHz(1600-1700UTC) .
Here is audio file link recorded at 1600UTC
https://app.box.com/s/zotzf0eqlpviumksor336sqv4bdvnrc5


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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Update On BBC Hindi On Shortwave

From February 4,2017 (saturday) BBC Hindi Service 's evening transmission(Dinbhar) during 1400-1430UTC on shortwave will be available on the following frequencies
5885kHz(49mb), 7600kHz(41mb) 9740KHz(31mb) & 11995kHz(25mb) as per their latest annoucement.
I understand the  present frequencies of 7565kHz & 9510kHz will be deleted from Februray 4th.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Latest Radio Monitoring Observations

Here is few very lastest radio monitoring observations which I like to share with you all.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

Date:January 27,2017
VL8A on 4835kHz:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC) in English VL8A Alice Springs on 4835kHz was received with fair signal strength & slightly noisy reception during my several spells of monitoring from 1503 to 1628UTC.There was no co-channel interference from All India Radio(AIR)-Gangtok as no signal was heard from it.It might be off the air that time.
I recorded an audio file around 1529utc.There was music,announcement of a lady ,music,ABC News by a male voice.
Here is the link to the audio:
https://app.box.com/s/1sb2eecmt1r2szrkzps0n5ycu1yb9b6h

All India Radio(AIR) Chennai on 4920kHz After A long Break:
AIR Chennai on 4920kHz 1608 to 1611utc Heard with good signal with fading,surprising slight co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station .
Its after a long break that I heard AIR-Chennai with such a good signal.Usually,there is heavy co-channel interference from a regional Chinese Station and the signal of AIR-Chennai is not audioble clearly.There was South Indian Classical vocal music was on air & performed by a lady.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1610UTC.
https://app.box.com/s/8pua3mce4ja9mynh3kkt8nnxoqv9j7yf

Radio Taiwan International(RTI)-English on 6185kHz:
RTI-English was noted with good readibilty from 1616UTC onwards on 6185kHz with no interference with slighly noisy reception.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1621UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/lhlbzp81n32c4trvmw5tmdueepxgxbk6

KBS World Radio Audible on 31mb 1600-1700UTC:
I heard KBS World Radio-English on 9515kHz & 9640kHz from 1625UTC onwards with identical reception of fair signal strength,no interference,slighly noisy & slight to moderate fading.
The program was on air was Seoul Calling.

Date:January 28,2017
All India Radio(AIR) Portblair on 4760kHz:
AIR-Portblair 4760kHz 0037UTC English News Relayed from AIR-Delhi,station Identifcation Announcement etc by a lady in Hindi-next prgram-ship schedule ,music,lady presented ship movements update
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0040UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/tl8hr7a3g4wwuxhkqfgnfpg0wb5emtfu

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuning Into All India Radio(AIR) On The Republic Day

Here is a few monitoring observations of All India Radio(AIR)'s live coverage of Republic Day Flag Hoisting & Parade from New Delhi on January 26th via various regional stations on shortwave & FM.
I monitored from 0353 to 0432UTC .And all audio links are in mp3 format & self-explanatory.
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

 
AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0353UTC Commentary in English SINPO 45445
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0354UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/n9usj3z75ki8vbeifd1vjkerqghowa86


AIR-Jeypore 5040kHz 0355UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 34443 QRM:Slight Side Band Splatter from AIR-Aizawal on 5050kHz,slightly noisy
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0356UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/67qgcame68sv0c8q6vmsz6gujuy85osi

 
AIR-Kurseong 4895kHz 0358UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 44444 QRM:Side Band Splatter from +10kHz
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0358UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/h3k7bczq89qvj1qcknbjj9u11ja8m8qe

AIR-Gangtok 4835kHz 0400UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 45455
The link to the audio recorded at 0400UTC
https://app.box.com/s/oczbd64vp73vqjimc6x269mptzv339jv


AIR-GHY Vividh Bharati Service 100.8MHz Commentary in Hindi SINPO 45455
The link to the audio recorded at 0402UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/p2z3ntpzq01nsk61whv940crl9jxyqo4


AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0403UTC Commentary in English SINPO 35443
The link to the audio recorded at 0405UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/j5n78nan2p70lwgd0vg6wcpjy9tt9pgi


AIR-Bhupal 7430kHz 0406UTC Commenatry in Hindi SINPO 45443 QRN:slightly noisy,slight hum
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0406UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/eiducm9fdlgezuwi8fndburnp4xc2xb2


AIR-Chennai 7380kHz 0408UTC Commentary in English SINPO 35332 Poor QRK  Noisy
AIR-Hyderabad 7420kHz 0410UTC Noisy,weak signal,very difficult to copy
 AIR-Gangtok 4835kHz 0417 to 0426UTC Commentary in Hindi  Good Signal Strength but increase in noise level observed

AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0426 to 0432UTC Commentary in English 0400UTC:National Anthem was played
Good Signal Strength but also observed increase of noise level
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0400UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/bar8ewxfzdopqvjaq4g9134fsvcnhcj5


That's all for the time being
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Few Recent Entries from My Radio Log Book

Here is a few loggings which I like to share with you.
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

Date:January 12,107
After  several days , I heard KNLS English Program via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) on 15670kHz from 0301utc with good signal strength with little noise etc.The overall reception can be termed as excellent.I think the station might be off the air on that frequency for several days.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0301utc of KNLS:
https://app.box.com/s/no1a5jstwjgrpt1973mfgo9ftd27k6lc
The signal on its earlier broadcast of the day to our region..i.e.India..on 9600kHz during 0059 to 0156UTC was audible here in my place but lots of noise is there now-a-days.

All India Radio(AIR)-Portblair 4760kHz 0036UTC News in English Relayed from AIR-Delhi heard with good reception & slight hum was observed
AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz at 0049utc Devotional Music by YL in Malayalam with good signal SINPO 45444
R Romania Itl(RRI)-English to N America 7325kHz 0119utc to 0137utc
Visit Romania Prog,0127utc:end of visit Romania Prog,Sports Club feature,0130utc:Stat Idd annc.,music,music feature- YL intro music etc
SINPO:35434
AIR-Bhopal 0137utc 4810kHz Promo in Hindi,Regional News in Hindi byYL
SINPO 44434 QRM side band splatter slight,slight to moderate fading
AIR-Gangtok 0142-0148utc 4835kHz YL in Nepali introduced Hindi flim music,Hindi flim song duet by Kishore & Lata 0146utc:another song intro by YL-Asha & Rafi from Hindi flim Mamota
SINPO:45444 slight hum QRN observed
AIR-Kuresung 4895kHz 0148utc Good Signal slight QRM as side band splatter from +10kHz station & heavy QRM observed at 0152utc when the station from +10kHz broadcasted music
AIR-Bhopal 7430kHz 0244-0250utc Morning News in Hindi & 0245utc in English Relay from Delhi
SINPO 45544
AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0250utc Morning News Relay via AIR-Delhi SINPO 45445
AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0252utc SINPO 35443 the signal strength was fair,slight hum..
AIR-Hyderabad(?) 7420kHz 0257utc AIR-Delhi Relay Morning News
signal strength fair,QRM co-channel fair..SINPO 33442
KNLS English via MWV 15670kHz 0301-0306utc:YL annc & MV annc about Programs Features,music-English Songs SINPO 45545 & again
0310-0335utc:American HighWays feature,music,True stories from Bible, 0314utc:YL introduced music from Duran Duran
0325utc:English Express by Dick Braket etc etc
SINPO:45545
0336utc Bhutan Broadcasting Serivice(BBS) 6035kHz SINPO 45544

Date:January 09,2017
Australian Broascasting Corporation(ABC) in English was heard on 12065kHz around 1105utc onwards with good but slightly noisy signal.There was current affairs reports on air.
Here is a link of the audio recorded at 1105utc of the station:
https://app.box.com/s/2zhorb7j480wg4v8vnqclwsh9sn5fptn
I've very nostagic memory of tuning into Radio Australia on different frequencies...specially..the early morning-day time frequency of 17750kHz..17775kHz..And the programs...of Radio Australia...news at the hour..Pacific Beat,Weekend sports coverage..Grand Stand-Sports Round Up-Country Music programs. etc etc etc .Radio Australia's live cricket coverages..on special freauencies..etc etc..which I used to tune into from 1989 onwards..almost regulary...

Bangladesh Betar's Domestic Service Relay on shortwave i.e. on 4750kHz was heard my me during my random aircheck at 1108utc with good signal & slight hum was there.
There was economic news in Bangla,station IDD Annc. etc at 1100utc,then next feature program on air.And then the signal was not there at 1117utc when I tuned into 4750kHz again.I think the transmission ended abruptly sometime after 1100utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1110utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1rhigwsnc8r0g1yubhs9fvuot80jiyub

More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)