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.

More such posts soon.

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)

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

For printed QSL Card, please send your reports to the following postal address:
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

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):

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

Friday, October 5, 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.

 More such posts soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)

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)