Friday, December 30, 2016

WITH CALENDAR FROM SOUTH KOREA


 Here is a few snaps of KBS World Radio Desktop Calendar for 2017 for your eyes only...



More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

DX News On Last Day of 2016

Here is a few DX Infos which I like to share with you

All India Radio(AIR) Port Blair is On Air on 4760kHz:
On December 31st,I heard good signal of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz during my air check on the station from 0032UTC onwards.It was after a several weeks that I heard the signal of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz.As reported earlier in the group by Jose Jacob(VU2JOS) that it was off the air due to some problem in its transmitter.
A brief Summary of reception:
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital Read OUT)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In
Progran Details Heard:Hindi News By YL,0035UTC:English News by YL(both relayed from AIR-Delhi)
0040UTC:Station Idd Announcement Time etc by YL In Hindi etc,Music, YL talk in Hindi
SINPO:45434
The signal was good,no interference,slight noise,slight to moderate fading,overall reception good
I recorded an audio file at 0040UTC of AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz.
Here is the link:
https://app.box.com/s/rg88yuiwdp6mp26oy9p75mxx8exl6bvb


A few Additional Monitoring Infos on AIR Shortwave Stations:
Also I couldn't hear the signal of  AIR-Shillong several days on 4970kHz.But on December 29th, I heard fair signal of AIR-Shillong around 0057UTC onwards.Later at the evening & night nothing audible of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz.And On December 31st also no signal of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz during morning during my several air check.Again AIR-Aizawl wasnot heard for past several days on 5050kHz. And now-a-days AIR-Thiruvananthapuram can be heard during morning hour with fair to good  signal.The reception quality deteriorates as the day progresses.
I recorded an  audio filearound 0046UTC of  AIR-Thiruvananthapuram in Malayalam Language.
Brief Program Contents:Promo,Station Idd & Freq. in kHz etc Announcement by YL,music program
Here is the link:
 https://app.box.com/s/c89dp65hstj2ka411urtzvlo91e4n3yt


That's all for today..i.e.last day of 2016..
Wish You All For A Happy,Peaceful,Prosperous,Healthy & Above All A Safe
2017

More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Assamese In B16

Here is the schedule of of three International Radio Stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese
for this winter season of broadcast i.e. B16 Season effective from October 29,2016 to March 25,2017.

(The skd is posted as..station name transmitter site power
time frequency days of broadcast format)

Trans World Radio(TWR) via KTWR Agana,Guam (100kW)
1315-1345UTC on 11730kHz (Excluding Saturday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR) via KSDA Agat,Guam(100kW)
1330-1400UTC on 15670kHz (Sunday & Wednesday)

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 9520kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

More monitoring infos/updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Assamese in A16

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese
for this summer season of broadcast i.e.A16 effective March  27th to October 29th of 2016.
(The skd is posted as..station name transmitter site power time frequency days of broadcast format)

Trans World Radio(TWR) via KTWR Agana,Guam (100kW)
1315-1345UTC on 11935kHz (Monday to Friday)
Adventist World Radio(AWR) via KSDA Agat,Guam(100kW)
1330-1400UTC on 15185kHz Sunday & Wednessday )
Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 9510kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

More inputs/monitoring updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AWR Wavescan in A16

On March 13th edition of Wavescan, the International DX Program of Adventist World Radio(AWR), the upcoming A16 schedule  of the program via AWR Stations  was mentioned.The schedule will be effective from March 27th to October 29th of 2016.

In all cases On Sundays Only
The skd mentioned as  starting Time,Frequency & Prime Target Areas of the transmission.
Via Nauen,Germany
1530UTC 15670kHz Nepal Tibet
Via KSDA In Agat,Guam
1600UTC  15530kHz Southern India
2200UTC 15435kHz  Western Part of Indonesia
1630UTC 15360kHz Northern India
Via Trincomalee,Sri Lanka
1300UTC 15430kHz North Eastern India
1600UTC 11975kHz Central India

There has been more transmissions in A16 season of Wavescan via AWR Stations.
And also after  a break of several  seasons, the transmission to my region i.e. North Eastern India has been resumed with a different time slot i.e.1300UTC.There used to be a broadcast of Wavescan for this  region from 1200UTC.It was discontinued.

 And also along with their new postal address , an e-mail address of sending reception reports to AWR has been mentioned now-a-days in Wavescan. It is
qsl@awr.org

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

REPUBLIC DAY MONITORING OF ALL INDIA RADIO

Here is a summary of All India Radio(AIR) Stations reception duing AIR's Live Coverage of  67th Republic  Day  Parade from Rajpath,New Delhi on January 26th of 2016  on Short Wave,Medium Wave & FM  monitored from my location at Abhayapuri.

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

As you know very well that a few of regional AIR Stations specially from North-eastern part of India were not on air regularly but on special occasions like Republic Day On January 26th & on Independence Day of India on August 15th they were on air from a day or two earlier.

This year there was no coverage from AIR-Kohima and AIR-Itanagar .AIR-Kohima is off the air from a long time.As I reported last year there were extensive damage to shortwave & medium wave facilities of AIR-Itanagar due to fire  late September and the repair work might have not been completed.I also haven't heard AIR-Itanagar on its medium wave frequency on 675kHz and perhaps AIR-Itanagar is on the air only via FM .Also I've not heard for a long time AIR-Aizal on shortwave.

All these monitoring was done by Grundig YB 400 Rx with a long copper wire as external antenna.

1.AIR-Shillong was signning on around 0346UTC on its day frequency of 7315kHz.
The signal strength was good with slight hum noise.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Signatue Tune of AIR,station Idd & frequency etc announcement in Hindi by a lady,same announcement in English by a lady & mentioned of Republic Day ,music
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/0solcz8hf8izms4hfmy1y830l2akm50v

2.AIR Delhi Relay   on 15050kHz was noted on 0350UTC .
The signal strength was good.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Announcement in English by a lady, Male Voice began broadcast Live from Rajpath
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/5rtvpczypbuaze5d5tkl3eh34dvxc1a7

3.AIR-Lucknow on 7440kHz around 0354UTC
The signal strength was fair & slight noisy
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi of the parade
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/szqns5sbeno93bwfysueacj5tlywxszg

4.AIR-Bhopal on 7430kHz around 0355UTC
The signal strength was good & less noisy.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi of the parade
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/oczbd64vp73vqjimc6x269mptzv339jv

5.AIR-Aligarh on 6145kHz around 0426UTC
The signal strength was good & slight noise.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi by male voice & then by a lady
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/mbrgw6bvpc8w1jg0hxxx5n8qn9o349fb

The following monitoring observations was done by Grundig YB 80 Rx on battery with telescopic antenna fully extended.

6.AIR-Guwahati A on 729kHz around 0450UTC
The signal strength was fair.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/yjfsxeuhcgkkh071lnkyztczf6bkiimb

7.AIR-Guwahati B on 1035kHz around 0452UTC
The signal strength was fair & slightly noisy.
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in Hindi by a male voice
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/tqn0oqshr6fh685u58jubunt5e8ppuzh

8.AIR-Shillong on 864kHz around 0454UTC
The signal strength was fair & noisy
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/xl7fc4zi72mlnp8lhbdhc6y9o5cqjl0y

9.AIR-Guwahati Vivid Bharati on 100.8MHz around 0501UTC
The reception was  good
Brief Program Summary Heard:
Commentary in English by a male voice,
 Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/rshzj4t8r74qc36wpfkz3pubv9aaumez

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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Look At Nature

 Sky At Evening At Abhayapuri
 A Surprise Visitor In Summer At Our Backyards At Our Residence At Abhayapuri
 A Tree In Winter
A Butterfly In Our Garden At Abhayapuri
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

SPOTTED AT ABHAYAPURI (AYU)


 WDG3A 14973 As Light Engine

WDG4 12949 SILIGURI Pulling A Oil Tanker
12390 SILGURI Pulling A BCN
WDG3A 13536 KATNI Leading 55611 DBB KYQ Passenger

Monday, January 11, 2016

Assamese in B15

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations (All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese for this current winter season of broadcast i.e.B15 effective October 25,2015 to March 26,2016

Trans World Radio (TWR) via KTWR Agana Guam (100kW) during1315-1345UTC on 15225kHz (Monday to Friday)

Adventist World Radio(AWR) via KSDA Agat Guam(100kW) during1330-1400UTC on 15660kHz (on Sunday & Wednessday )

Gospel For Asia (Athmeeya Yatra Radio ) Via Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)0015 to 0030UTC on 7240kHz   (Saturday & Sunday)

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

GK'S FASCINATION ANOTHER R...RAILWAYS...GK AS RAILFAN

Besides my interest in Radio...(a R..) another R...fascinates me is Railways.....
And now here is a few snaps of various disel rail engines (locomotives) which I took recently.....










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

ROCKING DXING


We Are Rocked around 4.35AM IST(2305UTC on January 3rd) On January 4th of 2016 by an earthquake. We rushed outside...and the electric power supply was cut off by power company as the jolts became stronger ...It was restored after the tremors was no longer felt...within a few mintues..
As later in the morning , it was known to me from BBC Bangla,BBC Hindi on Radio .....that the earthqauke's epicentre was nearly 35km away from Imphal,the capital city of Manipur State & inside 15 to 17km of earth's surface ..it was 6.7 on Richtar Scale & it was felt also in its neighbouring states i.e. my home state Assam(all parts),Meghalaya,Nagaland & Mizoram ....and even in Bangladesh & Myanmar & Bhutan & also in other states in eastern India... Bihar,West Bengal & Jharkand...

And there were reports of a collapse of a old  buliding in Imphal & damaged to several buildings etc etc.Also reported of several damage to buildings plus house collapse & deaths & Injuries in Manipur...And in Guwahati & in other parts of Assam there were reports of  several cracks appeared in many apartments & buildings & also deaths in Guwahati...as seen later in various cable news TV channels...

Now I like to share .........................
A Few Monitoring Observations ....On January 4th Morning Via my Grundig YB 400 Rx:
..................................................................................................
I found All India Radio(AIR)-Shillong was off the air on shortwave on 4970kHz this morning.But found its medium wave service on 864kHz relaying Morning News in Hindi from AIR-Delhi around 0237UTC.
I couldn't hear AIR-Imphal on 882kHz this morning around that time.As I heard later in Imphal,the power supply was disrupted after the earthquake.
And later in the afternoon, I heard All India Radio(AIR)-Shillong on air on its day frequency i.e. on 7315kHz  around 0830UTC(approx..) onwards.
And later in the evening I heard AIR-Imphal in the evening on 882kHz from 1306UTC onwards via my Philips DL334 Rx on battery without any external antenna.
There was Live Calling Show on air in Manipuri Langauge with experts talking about the earthquake & with calls coming from many persons.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1306UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/k8fb8p2w9jajlqwiqrh713suwcj7sft9
And the link to the audio recorded at 1312UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/aheu2pmasaw31qi1bdosfx27govpffy8
I also found good signal of AIR-Shillong on 864kHz around 1314UTC.There was news in perhaps Khashi Language presented by a lady.
Here is the link to the audio:
https://app.box.com/s/j5olm48k612mzj3mz6bjopqbis4r5ydo
................

 WITH BELATED  HEARTIEST GREETINGS & WELL WISHES FOR
   A HAPPY,PROSPEROUS ,HEALTHY & SAFE
   NEW YEAR 2016
   TO ALL MY BLOG VISITORS
   BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!!

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