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)