Tuesday, April 3, 2018

AIR Urdu Service Update

All India Radio(AIR)'s Urdu Service was noted again this morning i.e.April 3rd(of 2018) on 6140kHz & 7340kHz as per my several aircheck from 0105utc.The reception was far better on 6140kHz.It was not heard on 9620kHz this morning.
More monitoring observations etc soon.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

From Pages Of Radio Diary ..A Few Latest Entries

Here is a brief summary of a few overseas radio stations I heard on April 1st,2nd & 3rd  of 2018 at my QTH,Abhayapuri.
I also recorded audios & mentioned the links to the audios.Please bear for the poor quality of recordings due to the inferior quality of the recording device.

Rx:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 
ANT:78ft length & 30ft height of Copper wire with coax lead in
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:April 1,2018
Radio New Zealand International(RNZI) English 1140utc onwards 7425kHz fair to poor Noisy Signal  Sideband Splatters etc.
Reach Beyond Australia in Nagamese 1208utc 9685kHz Signal was fair but QRM as a form of sideband splatter was there & difficult to copy the audio contents sometimes.
Radio Japan Bengali 1300utc onwards 11685kHz Good SIGS with slight noise & fading News & Sunday Mailbag Program Katha O Sur was aired.
RVA-Bengali 1400utc  onwards  11880kHz Good Signal Opening announcements.message on the occasion of Easter (as far as I could recall).
Adventist World Radio(AWR)-Assamese  was heard with good signal though slight QRM was there on 9955kHz (Via Tashkent) from 1330utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1357utc.

https://app.box.com/s/anqayxmdafuh3pipnp490oo1af4hqatf
RVA-Bengali 1400utc  onwards  11880kHz Good Signal Opening announcements.message on the occasion of Easter (as far as I could recall)
Radio Japan Hindi 1430utc 15745kHz Poor Signal difficult to copy.
 Adventist Word Radio Wavescan Reception:
AWR Wavescan heard with good SIGS on 9580kHz via TRM SLBC from 1600utc 
There was slight sideband splatter from a station broadcasting on 9570kHz.There was interesting features and informations aired on this edition of Wavescan. And here is such an information...One & Only The Great AMP will be back with Radio Memories...Live
Please listen to the audio recorded around 1616utc approx. to know about it..
https://app.box.com/s/f5knw72aghjnesnn5po65vyb2uyhjo7d
And nothing was  audible here on 11950kHz on the parallel frequency (1600utc) via Bulgaria relay.
Also earlier  very weak signal of AWR Wavescan  was heard  from Nauen on 15670kHz ..1530utc onwards  here in my location.
A special note:
Surprisingly today I didn't find signal of  Bangladesh Betar Domestic Service Relay on shortwave  on 4750kHz during several aircheck in the evening.

Date:April 2,2018:
SLBC Hindi Service on 11905kHz was heard with fair Signal with slightly distorted audio plus noise etc during 0130-0230utc.
KNLS Alaska English via MWV 0259utc onwards  on 15515kHz was heard with good signal.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0300utc
https://app.box.com/s/8cst2nx4hrjm65ha68hlua36xu6gvqi3

Earlier heard good signal with slight fading KNLS Alaska English via MWV on 9600utc during 0200-0256utc during several airchecks.But slight hum type noise plus traces of co-channel station's signal could be heard in the background.

Radio Taiwan International English was heard with  very weak signal on 15320kHz from 0303utc onwards.
Also nothing audible of Radio Romania International English Service on 11825kHz during 0300-0356utc.

Date:April 3,2018
Radio Japan Hindi was heard with good reception on 9820kHz from 0111utc to 0120utc.

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

Monday, April 2, 2018

From The Bank Of Kujia

The River That Never Dries....On April Fool Day Of 2018...






More Such Posts From Time To Time

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


April Fool Sunday Radio Special

Here is a few radio monitoring observations on April 1,2018 at my QTH at Abhayapuri of All India Radio (AIR) Stations on shortwave.
Rx:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:78ft length & 30ft height of Copper wire with coax lead in
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

(Please click the links to the audios & bear with the quality of the audio recorded due to poor recording device)    

AIR Urdu On 9620kHz:
AIR Urdu Service was heard on 9620kHz with good signal in the morning.Jose Jacob(VU2JOS) from Hyderabad  observed (In DX India Yahoo Groups) earlier about this frequency shift of AIR Urdu Service instead of its normal 6140kHz.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0055utc of AIR Urdu on 0620kHz
https://app.box.com/s/fglay532nvpt15bgeb0jhvrr3qywk3uc
(Brief Summary Of Audio Contents:News in Urdu, announcement about a Qawali Song & song aired..all male)

An Observation Of AIR on 7270kHz Via Chennai(?):
As per my observation(though I'm not an expert on the field), its transmission is perhaps slighly distorted as observed this morning from 0130utc onwards.And also on 40mb Amateur band on 7145kHz LSB where a regular Amateur Radio Net takes place in the morning .while listening to the hamnet this morning I also found distorted sideband splatter type audio on & around  7145.And later two Amateur Radio Operators ,were on the net,also discussed about the QRM on the band.And previously also All India Radio Transmitter's spurous transmission was heard out of band and I did again an aircheck on 7270kHz around 0225utc onwards with slightly distorted audio  and I observed this AIR station broadcasting on 7270kHz might be the cause of splatter..QRM...due to spurous transmission from the transmitter. Let me discuss with experts about this and also observe this for a few days.
From A3E Emission From The Scotland Of East:
AIR-Shillong 4970kHz 1344utc Good Signal  Mukesh's Song Mere Juta Hai Japani ..followed by lady presenter talked about Raj Kapoor's relation with Nargis..Raj Kapoor's own voice was aired.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 1345utc
https://app.box.com/s/66t4ni24kesyukg1yf72xflrhg7g96v2

AIR-Gangtok With Severe QRM Again:
AIR-Gangtok was noted with good signal in the morning on 4835kHz.But later in the evening during my aircheck,I heard AIR-Gangtok  with strong hum type noise on 4835kHz.Its from several weeks now sometimes strong hum type noise is noted with AIR-Gangtok signal & then again next day or after sometime noise is not there the audio becomes clear.I wonder whether it is due to technical problem in the transmitter or else.
Here is a recording of the transmission around 1347utc.
https://app.box.com/s/ctclx2h8latlkc00gu1f6tjp1gyw9urj

Some Other Obervations On AIR Stations On Shortwave:
AIR Vividh Bharati was noted with good strong signal throughout the sunday evening on 9865kHz.I heard the Comedy show Hawa Mahal (1430-1444utc)...the drama named Muje Malum Nehi..was aired & it was produced by a regional station of AIR.
AIR Chennai was noted with South Indian Classical song on 4920kHz around 1444utc with good signal but co-channel QRM from Regional Station of China was there but not very strong.
Still no trace of AIR-Kurseong on 4895kHz &  AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz.

Surprisingly today I didn't find signal of  Bangladesh Betar Domestic Service Relay on shortwave  at 4750kHz during aircheck in the evening.


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

Friday, March 30, 2018

Radio Ads

Here is a radio ads which I found in a page of a very popular Bengali Magazine from 1980s from my mother's collection.




More such posts from time to time.
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)


Assamese in A18

Here is the schedule of of three International Radio Stations(All Gospel ) broadcasting  in Assamese Language
for this summer season of broadcast i.e. A18 from March 25th to October 27th  of 2018
(The skd is posted as..station name 
transmitter site power 
time frequency days of broadcast format)

Trans World Radio(TWR) 
KTWR Agana,Guam (100kW) 
1215-1245UTC on 12160kHz (Monday To Friday)
    
Adventist World Radio(AWR)
via Tashkent (100kW)
1330-1400UTC on 9955kHz (Sunday & Wednesday)

Gospel For Asia(Athmeeya Yatra Radio) 
Nauen(MBR),Germany (250kW)
0015 to 0030UTC on 7410kHz  (Saturday & Sunday)

Besides this another Gospel Station Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB )is  broadcasting in Nagamese.The skd for this season..
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB) In Nagamese
Kununurra,Australia(100kW)
1200-1230UTC on 9685kHz (Sunday,Wednesday & Saturday)
More information about Nagamese..
Please visit..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagamese_Creole

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A3E SIGS From The Scotland of the East

All India Radio(AIR)Shillong noted on 4970kHz with good signal (slightly rough audio) today  morning i.e. March 12th of 2018 during an aircheck around 0257utc onwards.
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Rx:GDYB 400 ..ANT:Copper wire 78ft long 30ft ht(Approx.)..Coaxial lead In..

Here is the audio link recorded at 0305utc..
https://app.box.com/s/be2wzxvnv1ms8icy6ja7ec2j1y64yawm
(Please bear poor quality of recording due to poor quality of the recording device.)

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

From Gangtok With Hum Again

All India Radio-Gangtok on 4835kHz was again heard with severe hum this morning i.e.March 12th..(of 2018) around 0217utc onwards during an aircheck.

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Rx:GDYB 400 ..ANT:Copper wire 78ft long 30ft ht(Approx.)..Coaxial lead In..

Here is the  link to the audio recorded .
https://app.box.com/s/4dq7nqszjrhobh6ay9fuy19vm3t36lcp
(Please bear poor quality of recording due to poor quality of the recording device.)

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

RTI English SIGS With Good Reception

Radio Taiwan International(RTI)-English was  heard with one of the best reception on 15320kHz from 0308utc onwards on March 10th (2018).

Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
Rx:GDYB 400 ..ANT:Copper wire 78ft long 30ft ht(Approx.)..Coaxial lead In..

Here is the link to the  audio recorded around 0310utc approx.
https://app.box.com/s/hkttpcgf7zqnp9pzsdqzgim7kk1jbl83
(Please bear poor quality of recording due to poor quality of the recording device.)

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Bird With Red Eye...The Asian Koel... Eudynamys scolopaceus..Coolie Chorai. (In Assamese )




Spotted In our backward on an afternoon...a few days back (On February 27th...0f 2018).My mother spotted it &  asked me to rush ..to capture it on camera from a close distance...Its a rare....& a moment of the life for me...Thanks to my mother for the tip.. Earlier in the day I captured a few moments of video from  distance of perhaps the same brid singing...Coooo.. Cooooo .its indeed a Koel Day ..Coolie Day for me... 
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)

Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)




Friday, February 23, 2018

From FM Rainbows To VIvdh Bharati Plus AIR Guwahati A Relays

All India Radio(AIR) Goalpara on 102.6MHz which previously relayed AIR's FM Rainbow programs which could be heard in my home town Abhayapuri ..(aerial distance of 31.37km Approx.) on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra, , now on air with AIR's Vividh Bharati programs and also relaying AIR Guwahati A's transmission in Assamese ( on 729kHz on Medium Wave) as per monitoring for past several days from evening...The reception from late afternoon & evening has been excellent. But I'm unable to tune into AIR-Goalpara in the morning & day time and not sure whether it is off the air during that period.

73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, February 12, 2018

ON WORLD RADIO DAY


(Drawing Courtesy:Niloy Sarma)

On the occasion of World Radio Day today i.e.February 13th, I wish my heartiest well wishes to all who are associated with Radio & my special acknowledgement and thanks goes to Mr.Tapan Kumar Pathak, who introduced me to active radio listening and the hobby of DXING after a long spell of passive radio listening and also I like to mention and my regards goes to four wonderful persons associated with radio with whom I comes with contact via this radio listening hobby ..MY FOUR RADIO QUARTET (like the famous four West Indices pace quartet...Andy Roberts..Melcom Marshall..Michael Holdings..Joel Garner..)..A Gupta, S Chakraborty...A Roy..TR Rajeesh...
And also my heartiest well wishes to goes to Mr.A Mondal .Mr P S Goswami .Mr.P Purkayastha.....
And on personal front...since 1989 my life & career etc due to various reasons going down & down in terms of so called social status index of society ..and ..most avoiding me...becomes strangers...still my interest for radio has gone up..And radio is ...and now it has been growing for interactive part of the radio...two way radio...Amateur Radio...Not a technical person ..but still trying my best to learn the technical aspects of Radio.....update my knowledge...theoretically and practically...
And also I wish my greetings to all members of Amateur Radio Society Of Assam(ARSA) on the occasion of World Radio Day .And hope many will soon become active on Amateur Radio hobby in Assam..
VIVE LA RADIO
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Rose


Railway Poster Of The Week


VOA Calendar 2018

A Few days back, I received VOA Calendar 2018 Featuring Wildlife Of USA.You can  request for a copy by sending an e-mail to lettersuser@voanews.com with your complete postal address And you can also download PDF version..
https://docs.voanews.eu/en-US-INSIDE/2017/11/29/0a7aa2d4-2135-46ee-94c8-52c31f2960f7.pdf
Here is a few snaps..of the 2018 VOA Wall Calendar ..

For Your Eyes Only...




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

Friday, January 26, 2018

Gangtok Back On Air On 4835kHz

This morning i.e.27/01/18..during aircheck ..around 0253utc I found All India Radio(AIR)-Gangtok was on air on 4835kHz  with Morning News Edition relayed from  AIR-Delhi & followed by at 0300utc AIR NE News in English relayed from AIR-Shillong & then from 0305utc programs from AIR Gangtok...Nepali Songs was on air.The reception was good & no hum was observed.

Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0304utc:
https://app.box.com/s/tgkjixrugmusm1bhrmi9gnxlu42ip9t2

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Update On All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok

As per my latest aircheck, I've not heard AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz  on January 23rd evening & also this morning i.e.January 24th.Perhaps AIR-Gangtok was not air due to transmitter problem.As mentioned earlier, in this blog  AIR-Gangtok was heard on January 22nd with strong hum on 4835kHz in the morning.

More updates etc soon.

73 & 55
Gautam Kr.Sharma(GK)

Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Latest From Our Garden

This Morning...Sunrise In Eastern Sky

View From NN164 AYU...


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

A Few Radio Monitoring Observations

Here is a few recent radio monitoring observations of me at my location.

Rx:Grundig YB 400 ANT:78ft length & 30ft height of Copper wire with coax lead in
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East


All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok Back With Hum on 4835kHz:
AIR-Gangtok noted with hum & with low level audio on 4835kHz this morning (i.e.January 22nd,2018)  during an aircheck from 0312utc onwards.AIR Gangtok was not heard here for past several days as per my monitoring.
And only observed with hum this morning by me.
Here is the recording at around 0314utc..
(Please excuse me for poor quality of audio due to the recording device)
https://app.box.com/s/bz7kj72byn9luog4484dfar3e93c6o8u

More Updates On All India Radio Regional Shortwave Stations:
AIR Chennai is now hum free and can be audible both on 4920kHz & 7380kHz ( in the morning) here in place.In the evening-night when co-channel station from China is weaker , AIR-Chennai is audible with satisfactory reception on 4920kHz But in the morning the AIR-Chennai is completedly blocked by the co-channel Chinese Regional Station on 4920kHz.

AIR-Portblair is also audible sometimes with fair signal on 4760kHz in the evening-night and sometimes in the morning.
But still here no trace of signal of AIR-Kurseong on 4895kHz & AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz.Other regional shortwave stations audible here in my place is AIR-Bhopal on 4810kHz & 7430kHz (Morning,day) and AIR-Jaipur on 4910kHz and another AIR-Jeypore on 5040kHz..now the most  consistence reception giving   shortwave station here in my place.AIR-Shillong is audible here but its audio intensity level is at low level now-a-days( low modulation?) and also the audio is also slightly rough.

Radio New Zealand International English on 9890kHz:
Radio New Zealand International(RNZI) English on 9890kHz during 1100-1300utc (effective from January 13th..2018 .Courtesty Alokesh Gupta for updating me about schedule) is facing severe (rather completedly blocked) by a co-channel station perhaps China based Station in unidentifed language.
However  on January 20th..I heard around 1221utc onwards for for 15 minutes or so satisfactory signal of that RNZI English with slight to moderate fading without any co-channel interference with SINPO 45434.But on January 21st, there was heavy co-channel interference there on 9890kHz. as per my aircheck from 1100utc..with time signal..etc plus news from RNZI by a lady perhaps with fair signal..and then RNZI signal was completedly blocked by the co-channel station.

KNLS Spanish Feed On English Slot on 15560kHz via KNLS Madagascar World Voice(MWV):
On January 19th, KNLS Spanish Programs was on air in place of regular KNLS English Program from 0300utc on 15560kHz.This has happened on a few  occasions last year.But today i.e. January 22nd I heard regular KNLS English Program from 0300utc on 15560kHz.Previously it was also faced slight to moderate interefence as a form side band splatter  from Chinese based station broadcasting on 15570kHz but now-a-days due to weak signal of Chinese station, no interference was observed.
Voice Of Mongolia(VOM) English on 12085kHz:
As per my recent monitoring observation VOM English on 12085kHz  is also facing heavy interference from a  station broadcasting on 12080kHz during its usual transmission from 0900-0930utc.Its very difficult to copy the contents of the broadcast.

AWR Wavescan Not Audible:
And like the previous sundays,this past sunday i.e.on January 21st , Wavescan, the DX Program of Adventist World Radio(AWR) was not audible on its two frequenies 15715kHz (Via KSDA Agat,Guam) & on 17730kHz perhaps via MDC Madagascar  during 1600-1630utc.

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

Most Improved Station In Terms Of Reception Quality in 2018

Wonderful World Of Radio Propagation  Amateur Radio. Reception
Station from distance was audible ..but station from near not audible..
VU2PQS from Bhubaneswar audible but VU2TUO from Guwahati
This morning i.e.January 8(2018) this morning at my QTH Abhayapuri..in Western Assam
Here is the Video ...


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

All India Radio(AIR)-Chennai Without Hum Now On 4920kHz

AIR Chennai was heard this evening i.e.January 8th(2018) on 4920kHz without any hum by me here in my QTH  Abhayapuri(Assam)  around 1335utc.There is slight co-channel interference from the Chinese regional station.

Here is a video recorded..



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

All India Radio(AIR)-Chennai With Hum On Its Shortwave Frequencies

AIR Chennai was heard with hum last evening i.e.January 7th here in my QTH Abhayapuri(Assam) around 1306utc on 4920kHz.Perhaps the co-channel Chinese Local Radio Station's signal was weak.And this morning i.e.on January 7th ,no hum was audible on 4920kHz though Strong Signal  Chinese Regional Station was audible.And later in the morning nothing audible of AIR-Chennai  on  another morning frequency 7380kHz.Instead , weak signal of another station with reciting from perhaps from the Holy Koran was audible.I guess AIR-Chennai was off the air this morning during my monitoring period.Thanks Jose Jacob(VU2JOS) of NIAR,Hyderabad, .a keen observer plus monitor of All India Radio Stations, reporting about the sever hum   on AIR Chennai shortwave frequencies  in DX Circles.(I also observed that..I thought it was due to some fault in our domestic AC Power supply system or receiver or other reasons but no such hum audible on other frequencies adjacent frequencies or meter bands...thanks for the information.Usually AIR-Chennai is facing severe QRM from co-channel Chinese Domestic Station on 4920kHz. here in mt location in Abhayapuri in Western Assam.But now-a-days in the evening-night due to weak signal from China the signal of AIR-Chennai can be heard well.But for last a few days..this hum problem began...However I didn't check AIR-Chennai on 7380kHz in the morning for a few week or so)
Here is the video that I recorded as mentioned last evening..


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

Happy New Year 2018


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