Monday, October 22, 2012

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

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