Friday, December 30, 2016

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):
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
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:

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:

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

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

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