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)

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.

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)

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

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 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.

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:

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:

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

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):

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.
(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..
(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 ..
(closing moments of News bulletin,Larry London with Border Crossings)

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