Monday, December 1, 2014

All India Radio(AIR) Kohima is back on 4850kHz

On December 1,2014 from 0129UTC onwards I noted AIR-Kohima on 4850kHz with overall fair to good reception quality.This is after a long break I heard the signal of AIR-Kohima on shortwave.There was slight hum noise observed and also other noise was there.However, there was no signal observed during my several aircheck from around 0202 UTC onwards and however I noted AIR-Kohima  back on air with Relay of National Morning News from Delhi from around 0230UTC onwards.And from 0300UTC there was North East News Bulletin in English from AIR-Shillong North East Service.
This is coinciding with the beginning of Annual Hornbil Festival & the visit of Prime Minister of India to Nagaland State and to the Horbil Festival.There was also live coverage of Horbil Festival noted in Hindi & English alternatively as noted by me during my aircheck on AIR-Kohima on 4850kHz from 0458UTC onwards.
 Here is a few audio files links recorded with brief info about the contents etc of the audio files.

1.AIR Kohima 4850kHz around 0129UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/ancgnha7bhpvv9tzt0g5
Audio Content :
Announcements in Male Voice In Naga Language
Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400 Rx with Long Copper Wire as external antenna
2.AIR Kohima 4850kHz around 0149UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/t8ktnw0gxj5v7npwru6l
Audio Content :
Music ,News in Nagamese(in Broken Assamese English Mix) by a lady announcement,news related to arrival of Prime Minister of India to Nagaland etc
Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400 Rx with Long Copper Wire as external antenna

3.AIR Kohima 4850kHz around 0503UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/haw1monifubrxezft1j5
Audio Content :
Live Coverage of Hornbill Festival in English & Hindi alternatively
Receiver Used:Philips DL334 Analog & Portable Receiver without any external Antenna

More monitoring infos etc soon.

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

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

More On Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) on 6035kHz

As posted earlier, BBS is back again on shortwave on 6035kHz and continuing broadcasting thoughtout the day now-a-days.Its morning transmission beginning time is not regular as sometimes I noted back on air as early as 0100UTC and sometimes half an hour or hour later.And on September 9th i.e.today I heard good signal of BBS on 6035kHz in local Bhutanese language from 0047UTC onwards.

And on September 6th, I heard loud & clear signal of BBS English Service with news in English,public service announcements,English Songs etc from 1103UTC onwards.
On September 7th, also I heard BBS English with excellent reception overall from 1040 to 1112UTC onwards(my monitoring period).There was English Songs(sometimes back to back),Health Promos,News in English,public service announcements etc etc was on air.

Here is the link of a few moments audio recorded around 1100UTC.
https://app.box.com/s/ixlrjbfrq2rwynn2xnc5

And another link to the  audio of BBS recorded around 1110UTC..
https://app.box.com/s/w16lrfrj0fs5jfh41qye

The audio files were recorded while I was listening BBS on my Philips DL334  portable Analog Receiver without any external antenna.

However in the evening & night,I'm yet to hear the signal of BBS on 6035kHz.

As per informed by Alokesh Gupta from New Delhi, BBS is using only one transmitter at a time and that's why there is no parallel frequency.

That's all for today.
More monitoring infos etc soon.

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) Is Back On Shortwave

On August 30,2014, after receiving information from Alokesh Gupta from New Delhi, here in my location in Abhayapuri in Western Assam( a few hundred miles away from Bhutan Border) about possible reactivation of Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) on Shotwave , I found BBS is indeed  back on shortwave on 6035kHz around 0414UTC(the time of my first aircheck) onwards.That time Nepali Service was on air.The signal quality was satisfactory as I found both via my Grundig YB 80 Rx on battery just with the telescopic antenna of Rx fully extended and later monitored with my Philips Analog DL334 Portable Rx without any antenna.

Here is the link to an audio file which I recorded around 0417UTC that morning & Nepali song was on air:
 https://app.box.com/s/xejcuz4dzmm9fctly7rz

And the  English Service of BBS was noted from 0800UTC onwards on that day.
Here is the the link to an audio file which I recorded around 0800UTC of BBS English Signing on:
https://app.box.com/s/v90vzkiniiuisrm6fin4

And another audio file was recorded on August 31st.
BBS in Nepali around 0412UTC & Station Idd announcement & program skds for the transmission by a male voice and the link:
https://app.box.com/s/jonfximgqbxhecidkw6u

And  per my latest monitoring,now-a-days, I can listen to BBS in the morning to afternoon with satisfactory signal & first in local Bhutanese langauge from around 0100UTC onwards (may be earlier also as I airchecked from 0100UTC onwards only),then Nepali(0400 to 0800UTC) & later in English from 0800UTC onwards on 6035kHz.
However I couldn't trace BBS  signal during late in the afternoon,evening & night. And on August 30th, around 0316UTC during my aircheck on 6035kHz, I heard signal of   another Radio Station on air.
As posted by Alokesh Gupta in DX Asia," the BBS txers (50 & 100 kW) are back on air....",   so there may be another frequency for 50kW Transmitter .. Or  theythey may be this Transmitter i.e.50kW for same frequency i.e.6035kHz for  late afternoon/evening/night....Not Sure..!!! And so far I  am not being able to find BBS signal on any other frequency other than 6035kHz during my several air check on 41/49/60mb.

That's all for today.


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

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