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:

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:

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:

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)

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):

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