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)

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