Monday, August 14, 2017

All India Radio(AIR)'s Shortwave Coverage Live From Red Fort On Independence Day

Here is my monitoring observations of All India Radio(AIR)'s Live coverage on shortwave of Independence Day of India on August 15th(of 2017) & address to the Nation by Prime Minister of India from Red Fort , Delhi.

Receiver:Grundig YB 400 
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna With Co-axial Lead In
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
(for all cases)

AIR-Bhopal 7430kHz 0135utc Opening announcement etc..Live Comentry in Hindi from Red Fort,Good Reception Overall
Usually AIR-Bhupal is on air on 4810kHz during hour.only changes to 7430kHz around 0215-0225utc perhaps...but to give break free coverage of the PM's speech ,perhaps it AIR-Bhupal  was on 7430kHz from the start of the transmission.After getting nothing at 4810kHz around 0115utc aprrox., I retuned my Rx to 7430kHz..& heard regional news in Hindi on air.

AIR-Bengaluru (?)...... 15040kHz 0137utc Commentary in English Fair To Good Signal
AIR-Mumbai(?) 7340kHz 0138utc Commentary in Hindi,Fair Overall reception

AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0140utc Commentary in English ,fair signal

AIR-Bengaluru 9865kHz 0141utc Commentary in Hindi,Good Signal

AIR--Aligarh(?) 9380kHz 0142utc Commentary in Hindi,Poor Signal,QRM Side Band Splatter
AIR-Chennai 7380kHz 0143utc Commentary in English,Fair signal,slightly noisy..audio slighlty distorted perhaps due to co-channel interference 

AIR-Gangtok 4835kHz 0145utc Commentary in Hindi,fair signal with slight fading,slightly noisy

AIR-Jeypore 5040kHz 0150utc Poor Noisy

AIR-Bengaluru (?)...... 15040kHz 0150-0209utc Commetary in English,National Anthem..Speech of  Prime Minister of India From Red Fort in Hindi ,Good
AIR-Bengaluru (?)...... 15040kHz 0211 to02 0220utc  ,Speech of  Prime Minister of India From Red Fort in Hindi  , Good Reception

Nothing of AIR-Kurseong  on 4895kHz & AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz,along with AIR-Hyderabad on 7420kHz (like AIR-Bhopal on 7430kHz) was heard. 

There has been no radio audio recorded this time..more precisely for past several   days now.....as I my recording device went out of order & will have to purchase another one...via online shopping. until then no radio recordings from me...

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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

With Regards To My DXING Mentor ...Part II


From Philipines With QSL..
Good Morning To All ..
From very wet Abhayapuri..monsoon has been very active for several days..
My DX Mentor Tapan Kumar Pathak received another QSL Card from Philippines ...apart from the ones I posted in Part of the series.This one...was from Radyo Philipinas English Service way back in 1998.As I understand no return postage in the form of IRCs was given.
This QSL Card depicts Philippines's Historical Cross.
Here is the scanned version of the both front & back sides of the QSL Card ...





More such posts soon.

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

With Regards To My DXING Mentor ...Part I

Tapan Kumar Pathak,a class-mate of mine.. the person who brought me to active radio listening habit ..i.e. to correspond with radio stations about their program contents plus sending reception reports etc...for their QSL response after a long period of passive radio listening of me perhaps to March 1997..He used to inform me from time to time whenever we met about DXING..his latest QSL Cards etc...also about frequencies of broadcasts of Radio Australia's cricket commentary....etc...I always regard him a DXER in the true sense of the term...with a old Philips Receiver of his father with a long copper wire as external antenna he logged many exotic & rare radio stations...despite many personal problems..he managed to carry on his DXING ...but after getting his job & resultant workload with it   & family burden prevented him to carry on DXING....I requested him several times to be come active in DXING & Radio Listening...but I couldn't bring back him to DXING...And he never cared for any prizes and publicity as such and rarely participated in various quiz contests...
All he wanted to log new radio stations from overseas...and many sad story...many of his QSL Cards packets went missing in the post..that's another chapter....many DXERs/radio listeners in India including me had many such experiences....very very sad ...disappointing ..depressing.....
Now whenever you meet ..DXING is a topic of discussion ...what happening in the world of international broadcasting....latest developments...and its very sad to report him about closing down of radio stations on shortwave ........but surely this is happening..for whatever the season.....
A few years back, I scanned all his QSL Cards & his radio cards plus blank QSLs received by him.And a few of his QSL Cards were rare and exotic to me...I will share pixs of his QSL Cards in my page from time to time.....Here is the one he received from then Radio Veritas Asia..for their Urdu & Bengali Transmissions ...(both front side & back side)

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY....






More such posts soon.

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Story Of The Child Of A Flying Duck(Sarali হাঁহ)...& A Railway Gateman


It was separated from mother while crossing  railway line ...while a goods train was passing...& it was rescused by  the Gateman posted near the Level Crossing...on that day it was raining & he was very busy ..he couldn't find his mother & others ..he took it to his home..& he & his family took care of it. .& next morning he found its mother & others moving near the same spot where they crossed the railway line looking for the missing..and he released it there...& finally it united with his mother....& family...
I gave him a BIG  THUMBS UP for that.  ....He believes in working silently  & ..doesn't  want publicity so I'll not name him...

73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

AIR Dibrugrah & AIR Guwahati On Medium Wave Again

Here is few loggings of All India Radio Dibrugrah & Guwahati A on 567kHz & 729kHz respectively as heard on my location.
Rx:Phlilips DL334 Analog (On Battery)
ANT:Nil

On The Evening Of July 7th of 2017 ,I found good signal of All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz around 1435utc onwards...the was slight co-channel QRM Is  it NHK..or Radio Myanmar or Laos National Radio rebroadcasting of NHK...or other station???
Here is the audio recorded at around 1438utc of AIR-Dibrugarh
https://app.box.com/s/zaz0q0ugslzp15b6lj1cqj409k41qje4

An interview of DXER from Jorhat, Prithwiraj purkayastha aired on All India Radio Guwahati A on 729kHz On July 7th from 1530utc.Here is the link to the 
last moment of The Interview Around 1526utc 
https://app.box.com/s/r1focgr1bkwleqyghfq5u0yii8mv5z8w

All India Radio(AIR)-Guwahati On 729kHz medium wave was noted with good & slightly noisy signal on July 4th from 0315utc onwards.There was Geeti Malika.. the Assamese Modern   music  program composed by AIR-Guwahati's own staff & recognised artists on air...,the end of the program announcements etc,promos,regional news (all in Assamese)
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0320utc:
https://app.box.com/s/s9fojde0ws8g36pdslh897cido0ubm62

73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

Radio Station Nearest To Me..All India Radio-Kokrajhar

Around 60 km By Road ..Not Far Yet ...Remains To Far For Me

Yes,wayback in 2010 after several attempts I heard relatively readable signal of All India Radio-Kokrajhar on 1512kHz via my Philips DL334 Analog Rx & my Grundig YB 400 Rx signing on with usual AIR Station signature tune plus station identification announcement in Bodo Language.I still remember , my Senior DX Friend Alokesh Gupta of New Delhi called the station official at the landline telephone number  and enquried  about its going off the air for sometime during that time.He informed me about it.And I was very amazed  by his interest and commitment to DXING hobby.And after a few weeks, I heard AIR-Kokrajhar back on air on 1512kHz around 1030utc..the regular signing on time.It mainly broadcasts in Bodo Language,the language of Bodo Community Of Assam. .But I still regret that I failed to send reception report on their transmission both to their Kokrajhar address & also via e-mail to Spectrum Manager,AIR New Delhi..Recently, I tried to listen it several times but couldn't  get its signal.My another DX Friend,Swopan Chakrovorty of Kolkata who was a frequent visitor to the area because of  his job ,asked me to visit AIR-Kokrajhar Station and also expressed his desire to visit AIR-Kokrajhar with me but due to his hectic tour program, the visit couldn't take place.My friend, Sanjeev Sakar,who now stays in Kokrajhar informed me about the location of the AIR-Kokrajhar and he also promised me to accompany me .But still......
I'm not sure now the present skd of AIR-Kokrajhar and whether it is now on air on regular basis on medium wave on 1512kHz.I'll try to monitor it on 1512kHz around 1030utc utc and let me see what I find.
Wayback in 2010,I recorded a few moments of audio of AIR-Kokrajhar on 1512kHz around 1032utc ...On October 
Program Contents In The Audio File:
Bande Matharom Song,Station Idd Annc etc by a lady in Bodo
Here is the link to the audio file:
https://app.box.com/s/iey5uoqfb72uud6uuybhjtcukcksx43w

More such such reports plus monitoring observations etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Listening Report Of AIl India Radio-Dibrugarh From A Long Time Silent Listener Of Western Front Of Assam

While tuning the Medium Wave Band via my Philips DL334 Rx on battery without any external antenna, I heard on July 3rd (2017).. evening in my QTH Abhayapuri rare songs of Assamese Music Legend late Jayanta Hazarika around 1423utc aprrox. onwards  on All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz.The signal strength was good though slightly noisy with slight to moderate fading sometimes as usually the case of medium wave signal.There was very weak co-channel interference was heard sometime.In this recording attached here...this song of Late Jayanta Hazarika was never heard by me before perhaps one of the rare song....perhaps recorded in AIR-Dibrugarh studio.
Here is the link:
https://app.box.com/s/zr2xa9q6fs4u1mshme4cic6u47bbr1mg

Here is another recording of All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh on 567kHz  on same July 3rd of 2017  ..lilttle bit later at 1426utc...
The AIR-Studio version of Nibir Bane Je Matile...the evergreen Assamese Modern Song Number of Assamese Music Legend late Jayanta Hazarika & announcements in Assamese by a lady presenter..frequency & meter band etc of station & time
Here is the link to the audio:
https://app.box.com/s/ac1alob1n7a49abu1xkeu0qy7u4mwlae

More updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kr. Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(india)

A Few Of My Latest Observations On AIR Regional Stations On Shortwave


Here is a few of my Monitoring Observations on All India Radio(AIR) Regional Stations...on shortwave.
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
(for all cases)

First From our North Eastern Region...
AIR-Aizawl  is still off the air as I haven't found any signal on 5050kHz ..AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz is now the strongest shortwave station heard in my QTH from our region.AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz is also audible with improved signal quality.
I observed AIR-Gangtok & AIR-Shilllong going off the air for a day & two or a few hours sometimes.

From Eastern Zone..& North Zone etc..
AIR-Kurseong is still off the air on 4895kHz & ...
AIR-Jeypore on 5040kHz is audible with strong signal in the morning.But sometimes its audio gets distorted. 
AIR-Bhopal is also audible on both 4810kHz & 7430kHz with variable reception.AIR-Joypur on 4910kHz is audible with poor reception.

Another interesting development..From South Zone....
AIR-Chennai is now audible with fair signal sometimes good without any co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station on 4920kHz for several weeks.
But AIR-Hyderabad on 4800kHs is still facing co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station and is still not copiable.But on 7420kHz in the morning AIR-Hyderbad is audible to some extent.
 The reception of AIR-Porblair on 4760kHz & AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz is not very good as the case usually happens in summer. 

But from a few days AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz is noted here in the morning with fair to poor reception quality.with noise & moderate fading  on 5010kHz.
I observed strong peiodic morse code signal on this frequency from time to time in the morning.
Here is the audio recording link with periodic morse code signal which I recorded around 055utc on July 10th.
https://app.box.com/s/sczsabyr04v0c2u3718nr4ipaam435bh

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Few Monitoring Observations On AIR

A few monitoring observations of regional shortwave stations of All India Radio as done on June 22nd(2017) morning.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna With
Co-axial Lead In
(for all cases)

All India Radio(AIR)-Chennai was noted on 4920kHz with fair signal and free from co-channel  QRM of Chinese Regional Station this morning here in my location as monitored around 0105utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0105utc:
https://app.box.com/s/u5x5j1lr0hchf90ucm8u4rxwdgqa128f

AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz was also noted with poor & noisy signal around same time.
AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz was not audible here this morning.
AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz was also not heard this morning.
AIR-Aizwal on 5050kHz & AIR-Kursong on 4895kHz is still of the air for several weeks as observed.
AIR-Gangtok was heard this morning with good signal on 4835kHz.

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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Few DX Tips

Here is a few additional radio monitoring observationswhich I like to share with you.


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
(for all cases)

Reach Beyond Australia In Nagamese:
Reach Beyond Australia in association with Highland Dawn Media Nagaland (HDM) is airing thrice weekly (Saturday,Sunday & wednessday) Nagamese Christian Program on shortwave on 9685kHz from 1215utc to 1245utc via Kununurra beginning May 13th of 2017.
On May 21st..I tried to listen to it..the reception was noisy..signal strength was fair but due to QRM .i.e.Side band splatter & .....QRN..poor readibility
Here is the link the audio recorded around 1215utc approx...
https://app.box.com/s/dn1b90jd1dl8036xgk2mz9oum7h2k8ok

For your more info about what is Nagamese Language..
Please visit..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamese_Creole &
www.omniglot.com/writing/nagamese.php

KNLS English via Madagarcar World Voice(MVW):
KLNS -English via MWV is facing slight co-channel QRM by a radio station broadcasting on Chinese on 9600kHz.(0200-0256UTC)...as per recent monitoring.
Here is a link to the audio file recorded at 0227utc on May 28th...
https://app.box.com/s/4q17q8p1z0ssis9gpctaggptia04d7jj

On two days of monitoring observations ..May 28th & 29th around 0307utc for a few moment..Instead of KNLS English  via MWV on 15515kHz...I found a Chinese Language Station with good signal...Perhaps wrong Chinese  feedof KNLS  was on air...
But from May 30th..KNLS English has been back on air with usual good signal.

Bangladesh Betar On 4750kHz On May 30th:
I heard Bangladesh Betar Home Service Relay on 4750kHz today(On May 30th) morning with good signal from around 0058utc onwards.News in Bengali was heard at 0100utc onwards.Perhaps due to Mora cyclone it was activated from early morning.
Here is a link the audio recorded at 0059utc...
https://app.box.com/s/lh3dx86dd78mdpecpil856g2hmo6r3lq
But On May 31st,I didn't hear any trace of Bangladesh Betar on 4750kHz in the morning.

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Few Monitoring Updates On All India Radio Stations On Shortwave

Here is a few of my latest radio monitoring observations on All India Radio Regional Stations on shortwave.

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
(for all cases)

First Our Own All India Radio(AIR) Regional Stations On Shortwave In My Region (NE India)...::
AIR-Aizawl is off the air for several weeks..It was received with  the strongest signal here  amongst all the NE Region Regional AIR Stations on shortwave in recent time..specially in the morning.
But ...strange observation..on May 28th sunday..around 1530utc..on 5050kHz..
I heard fair signal of a radio station broadcasting AIR Evening News In English.I think AIR-Aizawl might have tested their transmitter..by relaying evening news from Delhi..But On May 29th..in the morning no trace of signal of AIR-Aizawl could be heard.And on May 29th evening around 1522utc approx. I again heard AIR Evening News in Hindi on 5050kHz.And I didn't heard any morning transmission of AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz as far as my latest morning on May 31st.

And AIR-Kuresong is not air for several days on 4895kHz as per my observations.
Now AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz has been received with the strongest signal in the morning amongst the All India Radio...In the evening also the reception quality of AIR-Gangtok has improved siginificantly.
And the audio quality level has improved to a great extent of AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz both in the morning & evening.

A FLASH ON AIR:
AIR-Chennai at the evening on 4920kHz has been received here  without co-channel interference from Chinese Regional Station for several days.

More monitoring observations/updates etc soon.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

Assamese in A17

Here is the schedule of of three international radio stations(All Gospel Stations) broadcasting  in Assamese Language
for this summer season of broadcast i.e.A17 effective March  26th to October 29th of 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) 
1245-1315UTC on 11695kHz (Sunday 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)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Voice Of America(VOA) 2017 Calendar At Last

I received on March 31st afternoon the calendar of VOA at my residence delivered by the postman of my area.This is after a long break that I received something on post.

Better Late Than Never!!!

Here is a few snaps of the VOA 2017 Calendar



73 & 55

Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Sang Sang Gun Gunanao With BBC Hindi

BBC Hindi now-a-days airs a special series "Sang Sang Gun Gunanao " on every sundays from the new spring-summer broadcasting season effective March 26,2017 on their evening transmission.It gives insights into stories behind famous Hindi songs plus musicians etc of Hindi Flim Industry with music critic Jatin Mishra.In the first episode it featured famous music director Naushad & stories behind his famous songs.
Here is the skd of BBC Hindi evening transmission on shortwave
1400-1430utc 9410kHz 9460kHz 11795kHz
And on another frequency listed as BBC Hindi on 7565kHz as per HFCC website  ,I heard a different language station (Burmese?).

Here is the audio clip of the part of BBC Hindi Promo on the series which I recorded around 0120utc on 7295kHz during their morning transmission.
https://app.box.com/s/glts5162tpgmavcdopl2xpgeq8og43pm

And for your information BBC Hindi morning transmission's skd.
0100-0130utc 7295kHz 6155kHz 11995kHz 9915kHz 

I listed the frequencies in order of preference of usages by me.

More Such Posts etc Soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

A Few Monitoring Observations On The Morning of March 31st

Here is a few radio monitoring observations which I like to share with my blog readers.

Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT: Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In
QTH(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

AIR Gangtok Back On Air On 4835kHz:
I have observed All India Radio(AIR)-Gangtok back on air today morning i.e.on March 31st around 0059utc(signing on with AIR signature tune..Bande Mataram Song..opening announcements in Nepali by a lady, music) onwards on 4835kHz with good strong steady signal.
It was observed that AIR-Gangtok was off the air on 4835kHz for past several days.And another AIR station from my region i.e.North Eastern Part of India...is off the air for several days i.e.AIR-Aizal on 5050kHz.Still on trace of AIR-Aizal on 5050kHz as per latest monitoring this morning.

Here is the link to the audio recorded of AIR-Gangtok around 0101utc on 4835kHz.
https://app.box.com/s/xm8cwphzrppf0kr3muchhs6fat5we2yb

Station KNLS Alaska In English via Madagascar World Voice(MWV):
At first  on 9600kHz at 0253utc SINPO 45334
(Slight to moderate QRN)
Program Contents Heard:
Music,announcements by Male Voice about KNLS Skds etc & introduction to music
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 053utc:
https://app.box.com/s/t4zo9easqol0xqkgtycesqf5jiussksq

And at second place on  on 15515kHz at 0301utc SINPO 55445
Program Contents Heard:
Interval Signal,music,opening announcements by Lucy Grant & joined by Rob Scobi & progam highlights givem
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0301utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1qyq7w1dovzr0d473ie96tdjm28nzuz0

More monitoring reports etc ..soon
73 & 55
Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Few Monitoring Updates

Here is a few radio monitoring observations which I like to share with my blog readers.

Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400
Antenna Used:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In

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

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) In Hindi on 11905kHz:
I also heard SLB Hindi on11905kHz from 0115utc onwards on March 24th.The signal strength was not so strong, but fair ,noise & hum was there.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0115utc signing on.
https://app.box.com/s/yfxo500ts6uijbvyxvju63php5aagtuo
(Music,Time Signal,announcement about local time,Station idd & frequency ,program etc in Hindi by a lady,music aired-devotional song in Hindi by Lata Mangeskar)

Bangladesh Betar on 15105kHz:
Bangladesh Betar External Service In English was heard with poor overall reception on 15105kHz On March 23rd from 1229utc onwards for a few moments.The signal was poor but readable with difficullty ..noisy & also facing QRM as side band splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 15110kHz.(China Radio International In Chinese..)
Here is the lin to  the audio recorded at 1230utc..
https://app.box.com/s/taqs1bg3e86qxyp23go72dedoz5np3wi
(Music,announcement about frequency etc in English by a lady) 

Border Crossings With Larry London On Air On VOA:
Voice of America( VOA) English was heard on 15580kHz with good signal with QSB from 1500utc onwards on March 22nd ..
Audio reccorded at 1504utc ..

https://app.box.com/s/3gs5xjmrninx1a13ozr9ejgy665yejf8
(closing moments of News bulletin,Larry London with Border Crossings)

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday Special From GK

Here is a few monitoring observations which I like to share with you.
All were from February 26th..sunday..

Receiver Used:Grundig YB 400
Antenna Used:Long Copper  Wire(30 ft plus length)..height 20ft Plus  as External  Antenna with Co-axial Lead In
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East


Wavescan(English Version) From Adventist World Radio:
The Wavescan,the DX Program of Aventist World Radio (AWR) was audible this sunday also i.e.February 26th with similar reception quality like the previous sunday i.e.February 19th.The reception of noisy & with slightly difficult to copy on 11750kHz(Via Nauen,Germany) during 1530-1600UTC and was audible with good reception overall on 15715kHz(KSDA,Guam) from 1600-1630UTC.
Here is a link to the audio file of the recordings of last moments of the program around 1628utc on 15715kHz. 
https://app.box.com/s/sod8vkjp1a7nwxwht2yuc08ahs7ci6vu

Sunday Sports World On BBC World Service
Heard on February 26th..sunday BBCWS's Sunday Sports World Program on 7465kHz from 1646utc onwards for 10 minutes or so.There was live commentary of English Footbal League Cup final soccer match between Southampton ..Vs Manchester United.. and the 87th minute free kick conversion..by Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United recorded by me...I was right person at the right time 
ReCatch the action.....with this audio file link...1649utc..
https://app.box.com/s/nxwa0uyu4zgnartq385e2ba0npn1eh05

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Atlast Heard Wavescan After A Long Break On Radio

I heard on February 12th ,Wavescan,the DX Program of Adventist World Radio in English after a long break..(since 2nd sunday of November 2016)..on 15715kHz during 1600-1629UTC via KSDA Guam with fair QSA & slightly noisy & QSB &  reception quality overall was fair.The transmission was also audible on 15490kHz during the same time slot.But the reception quality was better on 15715kHz.Due to poor propagation condition,I understand the transmission was not audible here at all as per almost regular monitoring on sundays since 2nd week of November last.Last week in any of the frequencies as per their skd here.I wrote a letter to the program on the issue last week.
Earlier the reception of the program was poor & noisy on 11750kHz(via Nauen) during 1530-1600UTC. Also nothing was audible on another frequency of the program on 11955kHz (via Trincomalee,SLBC) during 1600-1630UTC.
(Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT:Long Copper wire of 30 plus feet length & 20 plus ht..with co-axial lead in)

Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1600UTC on 15715kHz of Wavescan.
 https://app.box.com/s/u6u8gg0uqrs2x2ysv1q1oxy3g0n6y6n7

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Few Monitoring Observations

Here is a few monitoring observation which I like to share with you.

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
(for all cases)

Date:February 6,2017

Korean Broadcasting Service (KBS) World Radio English on 7215kHz during 1400-1500UTC is facing QRM as Side Band Splatter from 7220kHz China Radio International-Nepali Service.
Here is audio file link recorded around 1447UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/zvf7u9scf7aqw4skuh1otltjno30mj2u

Radio Taiwan International-English noted with poor noisy reception quality on its new frequency of 9405kHz(1600-1700UTC) .
Here is audio file link recorded at 1600UTC
https://app.box.com/s/zotzf0eqlpviumksor336sqv4bdvnrc5


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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Update On BBC Hindi On Shortwave

From February 4,2017 (saturday) BBC Hindi Service 's evening transmission(Dinbhar) during 1400-1430UTC on shortwave will be available on the following frequencies
5885kHz(49mb), 7600kHz(41mb) 9740KHz(31mb) & 11995kHz(25mb) as per their latest annoucement.
I understand the  present frequencies of 7565kHz & 9510kHz will be deleted from Februray 4th.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Latest Radio Monitoring Observations

Here is few very lastest radio monitoring observations which I like to share with you all.

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
(for all cases)

Date:January 27,2017
VL8A on 4835kHz:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation(ABC) in English VL8A Alice Springs on 4835kHz was received with fair signal strength & slightly noisy reception during my several spells of monitoring from 1503 to 1628UTC.There was no co-channel interference from All India Radio(AIR)-Gangtok as no signal was heard from it.It might be off the air that time.
I recorded an audio file around 1529utc.There was music,announcement of a lady ,music,ABC News by a male voice.
Here is the link to the audio:
https://app.box.com/s/1sb2eecmt1r2szrkzps0n5ycu1yb9b6h

All India Radio(AIR) Chennai on 4920kHz After A long Break:
AIR Chennai on 4920kHz 1608 to 1611utc Heard with good signal with fading,surprising slight co-channel QRM from Chinese Regional Station .
Its after a long break that I heard AIR-Chennai with such a good signal.Usually,there is heavy co-channel interference from a regional Chinese Station and the signal of AIR-Chennai is not audioble clearly.There was South Indian Classical vocal music was on air & performed by a lady.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1610UTC.
https://app.box.com/s/8pua3mce4ja9mynh3kkt8nnxoqv9j7yf

Radio Taiwan International(RTI)-English on 6185kHz:
RTI-English was noted with good readibilty from 1616UTC onwards on 6185kHz with no interference with slighly noisy reception.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1621UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/lhlbzp81n32c4trvmw5tmdueepxgxbk6

KBS World Radio Audible on 31mb 1600-1700UTC:
I heard KBS World Radio-English on 9515kHz & 9640kHz from 1625UTC onwards with identical reception of fair signal strength,no interference,slighly noisy & slight to moderate fading.
The program was on air was Seoul Calling.

Date:January 28,2017
All India Radio(AIR) Portblair on 4760kHz:
AIR-Portblair 4760kHz 0037UTC English News Relayed from AIR-Delhi,station Identifcation Announcement etc by a lady in Hindi-next prgram-ship schedule ,music,lady presented ship movements update
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0040UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/tl8hr7a3g4wwuxhkqfgnfpg0wb5emtfu

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tuning Into All India Radio(AIR) On The Republic Day

Here is a few monitoring observations of All India Radio(AIR)'s live coverage of Republic Day Flag Hoisting & Parade from New Delhi on January 26th via various regional stations on shortwave & FM.
I monitored from 0353 to 0432UTC .And all audio links are in mp3 format & self-explanatory.
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
(for all cases)

 
AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0353UTC Commentary in English SINPO 45445
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0354UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/n9usj3z75ki8vbeifd1vjkerqghowa86


AIR-Jeypore 5040kHz 0355UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 34443 QRM:Slight Side Band Splatter from AIR-Aizawal on 5050kHz,slightly noisy
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0356UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/67qgcame68sv0c8q6vmsz6gujuy85osi

 
AIR-Kurseong 4895kHz 0358UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 44444 QRM:Side Band Splatter from +10kHz
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0358UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/h3k7bczq89qvj1qcknbjj9u11ja8m8qe

AIR-Gangtok 4835kHz 0400UTC Commentary in Hindi SINPO 45455
The link to the audio recorded at 0400UTC
https://app.box.com/s/oczbd64vp73vqjimc6x269mptzv339jv


AIR-GHY Vividh Bharati Service 100.8MHz Commentary in Hindi SINPO 45455
The link to the audio recorded at 0402UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/p2z3ntpzq01nsk61whv940crl9jxyqo4


AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0403UTC Commentary in English SINPO 35443
The link to the audio recorded at 0405UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/j5n78nan2p70lwgd0vg6wcpjy9tt9pgi


AIR-Bhupal 7430kHz 0406UTC Commenatry in Hindi SINPO 45443 QRN:slightly noisy,slight hum
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0406UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/eiducm9fdlgezuwi8fndburnp4xc2xb2


AIR-Chennai 7380kHz 0408UTC Commentary in English SINPO 35332 Poor QRK  Noisy
AIR-Hyderabad 7420kHz 0410UTC Noisy,weak signal,very difficult to copy
 AIR-Gangtok 4835kHz 0417 to 0426UTC Commentary in Hindi  Good Signal Strength but increase in noise level observed

AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0426 to 0432UTC Commentary in English 0400UTC:National Anthem was played
Good Signal Strength but also observed increase of noise level
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0400UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/bar8ewxfzdopqvjaq4g9134fsvcnhcj5


That's all for the time being
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Few Recent Entries from My Radio Log Book

Here is a few loggings which I like to share with you.
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
(for all cases)

Date:January 12,107
After  several days , I heard KNLS English Program via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) on 15670kHz from 0301utc with good signal strength with little noise etc.The overall reception can be termed as excellent.I think the station might be off the air on that frequency for several days.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0301utc of KNLS:
https://app.box.com/s/no1a5jstwjgrpt1973mfgo9ftd27k6lc
The signal on its earlier broadcast of the day to our region..i.e.India..on 9600kHz during 0059 to 0156UTC was audible here in my place but lots of noise is there now-a-days.

All India Radio(AIR)-Portblair 4760kHz 0036UTC News in English Relayed from AIR-Delhi heard with good reception & slight hum was observed
AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz at 0049utc Devotional Music by YL in Malayalam with good signal SINPO 45444
R Romania Itl(RRI)-English to N America 7325kHz 0119utc to 0137utc
Visit Romania Prog,0127utc:end of visit Romania Prog,Sports Club feature,0130utc:Stat Idd annc.,music,music feature- YL intro music etc
SINPO:35434
AIR-Bhopal 0137utc 4810kHz Promo in Hindi,Regional News in Hindi byYL
SINPO 44434 QRM side band splatter slight,slight to moderate fading
AIR-Gangtok 0142-0148utc 4835kHz YL in Nepali introduced Hindi flim music,Hindi flim song duet by Kishore & Lata 0146utc:another song intro by YL-Asha & Rafi from Hindi flim Mamota
SINPO:45444 slight hum QRN observed
AIR-Kuresung 4895kHz 0148utc Good Signal slight QRM as side band splatter from +10kHz station & heavy QRM observed at 0152utc when the station from +10kHz broadcasted music
AIR-Bhopal 7430kHz 0244-0250utc Morning News in Hindi & 0245utc in English Relay from Delhi
SINPO 45544
AIR-Aizwal 5050kHz 0250utc Morning News Relay via AIR-Delhi SINPO 45445
AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 0252utc SINPO 35443 the signal strength was fair,slight hum..
AIR-Hyderabad(?) 7420kHz 0257utc AIR-Delhi Relay Morning News
signal strength fair,QRM co-channel fair..SINPO 33442
KNLS English via MWV 15670kHz 0301-0306utc:YL annc & MV annc about Programs Features,music-English Songs SINPO 45545 & again
0310-0335utc:American HighWays feature,music,True stories from Bible, 0314utc:YL introduced music from Duran Duran
0325utc:English Express by Dick Braket etc etc
SINPO:45545
0336utc Bhutan Broadcasting Serivice(BBS) 6035kHz SINPO 45544

Date:January 09,2017
Australian Broascasting Corporation(ABC) in English was heard on 12065kHz around 1105utc onwards with good but slightly noisy signal.There was current affairs reports on air.
Here is a link of the audio recorded at 1105utc of the station:
https://app.box.com/s/2zhorb7j480wg4v8vnqclwsh9sn5fptn
I've very nostagic memory of tuning into Radio Australia on different frequencies...specially..the early morning-day time frequency of 17750kHz..17775kHz..And the programs...of Radio Australia...news at the hour..Pacific Beat,Weekend sports coverage..Grand Stand-Sports Round Up-Country Music programs. etc etc etc .Radio Australia's live cricket coverages..on special freauencies..etc etc..which I used to tune into from 1989 onwards..almost regulary...

Bangladesh Betar's Domestic Service Relay on shortwave i.e. on 4750kHz was heard my me during my random aircheck at 1108utc with good signal & slight hum was there.
There was economic news in Bangla,station IDD Annc. etc at 1100utc,then next feature program on air.And then the signal was not there at 1117utc when I tuned into 4750kHz again.I think the transmission ended abruptly sometime after 1100utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1110utc:
https://app.box.com/s/1rhigwsnc8r0g1yubhs9fvuot80jiyub

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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Reception Updates on All India Radio(AIR) Stations From The North East


I like to share the following monitoring observations.
AIR-Aziwal & AIR-Shillong(North Eastern Service)  was both back on air on their respective frequencies this morning i.e.January 7th.

Brief Reception Summary:
 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

AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz:
Though at the very beginning AIR-Aziwal was facing co-channel interference from Chinese Radio Station as I noted during 0036UTC my first aircheck this morning & later in the morning I heard good & clear signal of AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz at 0058UTC with Mizo Song.
Here is the brief summary of what I heard of AIR-Aziwal on 5050kHz ...
0155UTC:Talk in English by a lady on role of NGO in rural developement etc,Program Reminder plus station Reminder announcement by a lady in Mizo Language ,Promos
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0157UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/x94rta4rbkwv5cd7dipexacykho8pcf8
 
0158UTC:Promos,Promo in Hindi By Amitav Bachaan on TB,
0200UTC:Station Idd announcement etc by Lady in Mizo,music,Station Idd Announcement etc &AIR News in Mizo by a male-news headlines & followed by News in detail
The signal was good,slight to no fading,no interference & overall reception was good.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0159UTC:
https://app.box.com/s/zihn038r5csann5vukc6vndau553dkxx

AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz:
AIR-Shiilong on 4970kHz was received with fair signal strength from 0037UTC during my first aircheck.
Here is brief summary of what I heard
0037 to 0042UTC:News in English read by lady relayed from AIR-Delhi
0040UTC:Station Idd etc announcement in Hindi by lady,Thought of the day(?),music-devotional song aired
SINPO:35443
 Again from 0131UTC:Male presenter with lots of updates on current affairs from North Eastern States- Meghalaya,Manipur,Tripura,Nagaland,Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim & a review of sort of 2016 under Focus on North East
0141UTC:Male talked about next program..Learning Hindi,Learning Hindi followed.
The signal gained strength during this monitoring period
SINPO:45434 (with slight Hum)(slight to occasional moderate fading)
Here is the audio recorded at 0140UTC
https://app.box.com/s/n3qldgsw8qczi32zd5qee2xrtekb6bo0

That's all for today..
More e-mails/radio updates etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Few Latest Loggings


This winter season,I'm getting  satisfactory signal from All India Radio Stations on shortwave from South Zone ..atleast from two stations on shortwave..AIR-Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz & 7290KHz  & AIR-Chennai on 7380kHz in the morning.

Here is a brief summary for it.
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Receiver:Grundig YB 400 (Digital)
Antenna:Long Copper  Wire(20 to 30 m length)..height 20m Plus  as External  Antenna
Co-axial Lead In

ON January 4,2017:
AIR-Chennai:0301UTC at 7390kHz Tamil Song on air
Good signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/f9j7tnzbl3ajtxraa1o7atrpcyhdree1

AIR-Thiruvananthapuram at 0308UTC on 7290kHz Malayalam Song on air
Good signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/eehp3jd173vwakigujdtrzclnmcbcf6z

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