Monday, October 22, 2012

QSL Received From Voice of Turkey

Here is the scanned copy of both sides of my latest printed QSL Card which I received from Voice of Turkey-English Service.


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73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Special Programmes of Japan Shortwave Club(JSWC) On November 3,2012


Japan Shortwave Club(JSWC) is planning to air special programmes marking their 60th anniversary  to Europe and North America  on saturday ,November 3rd . I heard this information on JSWC's  Monthly DX Report segement presented by Ms Yukio Tsuji on October 7th edition of Wavescan, DX Programme of Adventist World Radio.

The skd announced by Ms Tsuji  is  as follows :
1700-1730 UTC from  France to Europe with 250kW on 6015kHz Antenna Beam at 33 degree
2330-2400UTC from French Guyana to North America with 250kW on  15775kHz Antenna Beam  at 311 degree
In addition to this JSWC is also planning to broadcast programmes from Palau to Japan but most of the broadcast will be in Japanese.And skd is
1030 to 1100UTC with 100kW on 9955kHz Antenna Beam at 345degree
Special 60th anniversary QSL Card will be issued for all correct reception reportson these programmes.

For e-QSL ,listeners are requested to send their reception reports at the e-mail address
jswcqsl@live.jp

For printed QSL Card, please send your reports to the following postal address:
JSWC
P.O.Box 44, Kamakura
248-8691, Japan.
And 1 IRC or 2 US Dollar will be appreicated as return postage for Printed QSL Card.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

A few Radio Notes

Here is a few radio monitoring observations during September plus first week of October of 2012.

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

Receiver:Grundig YB400 (Digital)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire as external antenna

Bangladesh Betar on 15105kHz:
Bangladesh Betar English(External Service) transmission is now off the air as monitored by me for past two days or so on 15105kHz during 1230-1230UTC.I think they are testing this frequency from time to time.And sometimes with distorted audio as noted by me on September 26th.Otherwise,the signal strength was satisfactory but sometimes moderate to slight interference from nearby frequencies as a form of side band splatter could be observed.The frequency announced at the beginning & end was 7250kHz..only.
Voice of Mongolia English on 12085kHz:
From past several weeks,it is observed by me that Voice of Mongolia-English transmission on 12085kHz during 1030-1100UTC has been facing heavy co-channel interference from perhaps a radio station broadcasting in Chinese.

All India Radio(AIR)-Kohima on 4850kHz:
AIR-Kohima  was noted on shortwave on 4850kHz at the evening hours atleast twice in recently by me.Yes, many international radio monitors also reported listening to AIR-Kohima.I think they are broadcasting on shortwave irregularly.

Is it Radio Hargesi on 7120kHz????
Yes,now-a-days,I'm getting fair signal of a radio station often monitored by me after 1630UTC with mostly music.I guess it may be Radio Hargesi on 7120kHz.And during same time another radio station was noted on 7180kHz also with fair signal.

RTE,Dublin  on Shortwave Again With ALL Irish Football Coverage:
I heard ALL Irishish Football final coverage RTE  perhaps Via Sentech,South Africa Relay on 11915kHz onSeptember 23rd around 1628UTC for atleast 5 minutes or so.The reception was poor overall.But this time reception was very bad..nothing audible at most of the frequencies as reported earlier by me here in QTH.
On September 30th,there was another transmission of GAA All-Ireland Hurling repeat final ..This time I heard a few moments of the broadcast around 1617UTC onwards on 17540kHz with poor reception overall.The transmission was also audible on 11915kHz with same poor reception overall.

More such reports soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Latest QSL Received

Here is the scanned copy of both sides of my latest printed QSL Card which I received from KBS World Radio.




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73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Radio Adds From Past

Here is a scanned copy of a Radio  Plus Television advertisement that appeared in a Bengali Magazine which's some parts I found a few days back in our home.


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73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, April 16, 2012

My First Ever!!!!!


On April 16th, I received my first ever printed QSL Card for a reception report for a Single Side Band (SSB) transmission.And it is from American Radio and Television Service(AFRTS).

Here is the scanned version of both sides of the QSL Card.






73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Assamese In A12

Here is time & freqency schedule of a few international radio stations (all are Christian reglious station) broadcasting in Assamese in A12 Season of international broadcasting effective from March 25 ,2012 to October 28,2012.

Adventist World Radio (AWR) on 15660kHz from 1330 to 1400UTC
on sunday & wednesday only via KSDA Agat, Guam (100kW) .

Trans World Radio (TWR) on 15170kHz
1330 to 1400UTC from monday to friday
both via KTWR Agana, Guam (100kW)

Family Radio (WYFR)
1400 to 1500UTC on 15450kHz daily via Tashkent,Uzbekistan (200kW)

Gospel for Asia (GFA) on 6040kHz
2345-2400UTC on monday & tuesday via Dhabayya,UAE(250kW)


73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

From Romania After A long Gap

After a long gap of a few years, a few weeks back, I received a QSL Card from Radio Romania International English Transmission.
Here is the scanned version of the both sides of the card.





73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Voice of America 2012 Calendar




Here is a few snaps of Voice of America 2012 Calender.





73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

First Quarter QSL Card of 2012 from KBS World Radio



Here is the scanned version of my first quarter QSL Card (both front and back sides) of 2012 Series of KBS World Radio.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, February 27, 2012

A few of My Latest QSL Cards Received

Here is the scanned version of a few of my latest printed QSL Cards(both sides) received from different radio stations received.







Please have a look at my complete views of my latest printed QSL Cards ( scanned version of bothsides) at

https://picasaweb.google.com/onlinegks/QSLCollectionOfGautamKumarSharmaPartVI

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Last Remains of a Radio


Here is a snap of what remains of our first radio set bought by my father wayback in 1970s perhaps.And as per my information its a Philips 4 band receiver no brand name observed by me.
Here is a few details note down by me.
Type:15RC 479
Serial No.05962
Voltage:9VDC
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73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Listening to Music Via Radio

This is a scanned copy of an advertisement which found on an old Bengali Magazine recently in our old trunk containing some very old books & other materials.
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73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Assamese In B11

Here is time & freqency schedule of a few international radio stations (all are Christian reglious station) broadcasting in Assamese in B11 Season of international broadcasting effective from October 30,2011 to March 25 ,2012

Adventist World Radio (AWR) on 15660kHz from 1330 to 1400UTC
on sunday & wednesday only via KSDA Agat, Guam (100kW) .

Trans World Radio (TWR) on 15150kHz
1330 to 1400UTC from monday to saturday &
1330 to 1345UTC on sunday
both via KTWR Agana, Guam (100kW)

Family Radio (WYFR)
1400 to 1500UTC on 9440kHz daily

Gospel for Asia (GFA) on 6160kHz
2345-2400UTC on monday & tuesday via Dhabayya,UAE(250kW)


73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)