Monday, October 15, 2018

A Few Radio Loggings

Here is a few radio logs/monitoring observations  for the evening/night of October 14th of 2018(sunday) .
RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

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

Radio Japan Bengali 1333-1345utc 11685kHz(via Kranji,250kW)  Good Signal slight fading from time to time, Sunday Mailbag Program
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1344utc:
https://app.box.com/s/58hp1oi24r7okvojuxkn69ho8x66i44d

All India Radio(AIR)-Dibrugarh in Assamese 1415utc  567kHz (in MW)(300kW) Good Signal
Expert Speaking about cyber crime-what is cyber crime & people's co-operation on preventing cyber crime
Here is the link to the audio recorded aroound 1416utc:
https://app.box.com/s/8ai70eofsxdxogw6dzjv8d0cr1bgyrx1

All India Radio(AIR) Srinagar 1418utc 4950kHz (50kW) News commentary in Urdu Signal strength Satisfactory Difficult to copy sometimes the audio contents due to fading & the audio was slighly rough
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1418utc:
https://app.box.com/s/la3fm5vz05alzj7u88wrrk61z2e2m550

Radio Japan English 1425-1429utc 11705kHz (via Palau Medorn,100kW) Good Signal  
Music,end of the program & closing announcements by male & lady hosts etc,time/freq skds etc of R.Japan English etc were aired
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1427utc:
https://app.box.com/s/hvw4yvmnauf31zy6x4wqd8yvgjz4a7vf

Laos National Radio(LNR) English 1432utc 6130kHz(50kW,Vientiane)  Not very clear audio & not so strong signal,co-channel QRM & side band splatter  was there with fading
Heard the station Idd annc. in English around 1432utc. & followed by frequency announcements etc & news etc..heard the closing annuc.etc around 1500utc.The audio was difficult to copy most of the time due to fading & quality of the signal.
Here is the link to audio recorded around 1432utc:
https://app.box.com/s/93zfnxtrsejowfegf1kt5hjuxfkeigwr

Radio Japan NHK World Hindi 1435-1450utc(approx.) 15745kHz (Madagascar,250kW)  Good Signal,slight fading
News,sunday Mailbag program-cheri ke desh say
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1439utc:
https://app.box.com/s/w5sjgd9jrnr7z8fae4ex2ena5do3stib

Adventist World Radio(AWR) Wavescan Receptions:
1530-1559utc 15670kHz via Nauen,Germany MBR(250kW) Nothing Audible
1600-1629utc 11950kHz via  SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod, Bulgaria (250kW)    Nothing audible
1600-1629utc 9580kHz via  9580kHz  (via SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka (125kW?) Good Reception,slight QRM as a form of sideband splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 9570kHz
Here is the the audio recorded around 1601utc:
https://app.box.com/s/dn6o6cjsyu2hbw8vcjfg2jjddzik2mvh

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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Radio Monitoring Sunday Special

On Sunday i.e.October 7th of 2018,I did some radio monitoring in the night in my QTH at Abhayapuri.And here is a brief summary what I heard on the band.

RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 (unless mentioned otherwise)
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

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

Adventist World Radio(AWR) Wavescan (Sundays), The DX Program Loggings:
1530-1600utc on  15670kHz(250kW) via Nauen Germany  intially received with fair noisy  signal but later the signal faded away to poor strength to barely audible.
And usually the reception of AWR Wavecan on 11950kHz(250kW) via  SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod, Bulgaria at my place during 1600-1630utc is not so good with noisy reception.But on last sunday i.e.October 7th I found surprisingly good signal on that frequency.
Here is the audio recorded around 1615utc:
https://app.box.com/s/m93bjnsqh04pi6ii8mfc081jcplrm7ay

And the reception of AWR Wavescan on 9580kHz  (125kW?) via SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka during 1600-1630utc usually the most reliable &  consistence.And last sunday was also the same...but I observed its audio with slightly low intensity sometimes..(low modulation).As usual there was slight QRM as a form of sideband splatter from a nearby station broadcasting on 9570kHz.
Here is the recorded audio of AWR Wavescan on 9580kHz via SLBC Trincomalee around 1621utc:
https://app.box.com/s/hh06h6brbh0kaam40d2m6e4gggbhoxof

And the next sunday's i.e. October 14th (2018) Highlights..of Wavescan...
A Royal Bengal Tiger invades an Indian Radio Station..Don't forget to listen...

Voice Of Turkey English was absent on 15520kHz on its normal frequency during several random aircheck for from 1630utc onwards.But around 1632utc while scanning the 25mb I found its signal with good strength on 11765kHz with news read by a male presenter.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/jh26hl891e3owl56t0wiattxj1u7hc0n

And surprisingly later while again airchecking around 1650utc perhaps I couldn't find its signal there.
Special Note:On October 10th also, I did monitor  both 15520kHz & 11765kHz from 1630utc onwards for a miniutes and I couldn't hear any signal of VOT-English any of the two frequencies.

BBC World Service Sunday Sports World:
After A long break of several months finally on October 7th..of 2018 Sunday I heard BBCWS Sunday Sports World ..on 9410kHz from 1630utc....onwards.during an aircheck......The signal was good with slight sideband splatter & noise sometimes.
And here the link to the audio recorded around 1641utc live action of EPL Soccer match..Manchester City..Vs..Liverpool perhaps:
https://app.box.com/s/id7oucf14d6hlvs0aksi6o2wqq6mvzbx

Radio Taiwan International(RTI) English was noted with good reception around 1648utc on 9405kHz with good signal with slight sideband splatter as a form of interference from BBCWS on 9410kHz.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/s79hm7nvhq1qza51whcqe235pswz58w4

All India Radio-Jabalpur on 801kHz  signing on around 2251utc on October 7th of 2018
Announcement of Station Identity,frequency etc by a lady in Hindi,senai recital
Rx:Grundig YB 80 (on battery)  No External Antenna
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/lle0940r3p6l1p17tqw85uw3m9a0c107

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

Monday, October 8, 2018

All India Radio(AIR)'s Mahalaya Special Transmission 2018

On October 7th..around 2240utc onwards I began monitoring All India Radio(AIR) Mahalaya Special Transmission on both shortwave & medium wave via different AIR's regional shortwave & medium wave stations up to  to 0026utc Octber 8th (of 2018).
I used my Grundig YB 400 for shortwave monitoring  via 9V Adapatar connected to Mains Power supply & Grundig YB 80  on battery.
No external antenna was used for medium wave reception with the receiver mentioned
And the external antenna used  for shortwave ..Cu Wire of 78ft long & 30ft height with Coaxial leadin
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

At first not a single AIR regional shortwave stations was audible,but there was plenty of medium wave regional AIR Stations on air and some were with blasting signal sometimes..like AIR Siliguri on 711kHz..the most consistence & the most reliable.
I began the monitoring session with an aircheck on shortwave...2240utc onwards but nothing audible on all possible AIR regional shortwave stations...& the switch on to medium wave..
Here is the link to the  first recorded signal of AIR Mahalaya Special Transmission via AIR Siliguri on 711kHz.. around 2245utc:
https://app.box.com/s/yb2f5vqn4ct1qvq4ozzppzttd7rs04b3

I also heard following AIR Stations on medium wave with Mahalaya Transmission..
(The time mentioned indicates the first time I logged the station..)
AIR Lucknow on 747kHz at 2248utc, AIR Guwahati A on 729kHz at 2304utc ,AIR Kolkata A on 657kHz 2258utc ,AIR Kolkata B on 1008kHz at 2335utc ,AIR Jabalpur on 801kHz,AIR Vanarasi A on 1242kHz at 2332utc  AIR Delhi Indraprastha on 819kHz at 2323utc...And besides these I also heard Mahalaya transmission on some other frequencies on medium wave ...I believe they were these AIR Regional MW Stations..AIR Najibabad on 954kHz at 2330utc ..AIR Rewa on 1179kHz at 2333utc...AIR Ajmer on 603kHz ar 2344utc.

On The Shortwave:
First signal I heard was from AIR-Portblair on 4760kHz  a very faint signal and later the signal strength improved and copied the signal during a random aircheck around 2338utc onwards and I also heard Morse Code signal  on that frequency in the background as source of co-channel interference.
And here is the recording of AIR Portblair with Mahalaya Transmission around 2339utc:
https://app.box.com/s/gaklq66lmnsuoyvbdy9nvvboqpyt3hwv
And the Mahalaya ended around 0006utc on AIR Portblair on 4760kHz and mentioned at the end that this transmission was relayed from AIR Delhi with station identification of AIR Portblair by lady. And still morse code signal could be heard on that frequency that time also.

I heard for the first time AIR Bhopal's Mahalaya transmission on 4810kHz around 0009utc & continued listening upto 0226utc & perhaps Mahalaya transmission ended  just before the start of AIR Delhi Hindi News bulletin from 0030utc.The signal was fair with fading & interference as side band splatters from nearby by Chinese regional stations was there.

Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0025utc approx of AIR Bhopal:
https://app.box.com/s/zzsjxpueh23lqpw6nj1diuaev9o08l29

This is the only two shortwave AIR regional stations heard by me with Mahalaya Special Transmission this year.
However I observed AIR-Jeypore on 5040kHz & AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz was on air as per their normal skd...no special transmission.
Perhaps last year or so I heard a Nepalese version of Mahalaya on AIR-Gangtok in the early morning hours on 4835kHz after a few days of the usual Mahalaya special transmission.Let me check this year.

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Finally Heard Radio Nepal On 5005kHz On September 25

Its my pleasure to inform you all that after random monitoring of  Radio Nepal on 5005kHz for several days during  0830-1115utc, finally I heard the signal on the afternoon of September 25th(2018) from 1037utc to 1111utc.The Signal faded away & also noise level increased after 111utc approx..& nothing audible as such.I used both my Grundig YB 400  with AC Adaptar.9V & GRUNDIG YB 80 Rx on battery with my EXT ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN .The signal strength though was fair to weak and also with low audio intensity (low modulation) but whenever music was played its audio intensity became higher..There was moderate fading sometimes.There was live call-in show with listeners plus music was played as I undestood listening to it.Also hum was also observed. And I like to mention further the language of the broadcast was in Nepali Language.

Here are the link to the audio files recorded:
At 1051utc via GRUNDIG YB 400 Rx:
https://app.box.com/s/uubgz8nqvaei5yzqixn283w5ezhiyp54

At 1102utc via GRUNDIG YB 80 Rx:
https://app.box.com/s/w08z8spd3ajcttwwtoemlis9sknkzqmu

At 1109utc via  GRUNDIG YB 400 Rx:
https://app.box.com/s/kw395w0ckbnelwahh7c9iyy05q9lje35

Thanks for Victor Goonetilleke for sharing the breaking news of Radio Nepal comming back on 5005kHz after a long gap of several years in UNION OF ASIAN DXERS Facebook Group & special thanks to OM Sarath Weerakoon, 4S5SL for his investigation on the issue.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Only BBCWS English Frequency Audible.. The Once All Season Reliable & Consistent 15310kHz

For several weeks here in my QTH Abhayapuri BBCWS is audible with good signal only on 15310kHz during 1200-1300utc and nothing audible due to poor signal and noise ,intereference  on any other frequencies as per my random checking on other frequencies during several time slots.Its just to remind you that  15310kHz  ome of the  long standing all season ,most reliable & consistent   frequency of BBCWS English Programs relayed from different transmitter sites located in Asia.Now only one hour transmission  from Al Seela Oman with 250kW of English Program aired from BBC.
Here is the audio recorded of BBCWS English at 1159utc on 5310kHz on September 10th:
https://app.box.com/s/r46yi80nl7hyrm1tl3zfbge5psg5fp9h

More radio monitoring inputs etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

SARL's Amateur Radio Today On Shortwave Heard At Abhayapuri

Date:September 9,2018
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

South Afrcian Radio Leauge (SARL) 's Program on Amateur Radio  "Amateur Radio Today" in  English 0811-858utc onwards on 17760kHz(250kW) via Meyerton(Sentech) South Africa was audible with overall fair to poor reception with signal strength fair but noisy with fading and its difficult to copy the audio contents due to noise etc.
Here is the audio link recorded around 0816utc.
https://app.box.com/s/0mydanp6d963ram718qyg0odezkn4fp9

And just for your reminder Amateur Radio Today is the weekly radio programme of SARL for "radio amateurs, shortwave listeners and electronic hobbyists" and its skd on shortwave is as follows
Sundays: 08:00-0900utc  all transmissions via  via Meyerton,South Africa in A3E
17760kHz (250kW) &  7205 kHz (100kW)
And you can also listen to the the program in J3E mode on 7082kHz lsb
A Repeat broadcast on Mondays
16:30-1730utc   on 3230kHz (100kW)

The e-mail idd of correspondence 
artoday@sarl.org.za 

Postal Address : 
Amateur Radio Today
P.O. Box 90438, Garsfontein. 
Republic of South Africa.
0042.

I think on sundays from 0800utc on 17760kHz (A3E Mode) is the best option for shortwave listeners/HAMs of my region to listen to the program.

Please try to listen to the program on A3E & J3E Mode.

More loggings etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Radio Monitoring Observations From Abhayapuri

Here is a few general radio monitoring observations made be me in my QTH at Abhayapuri at present over several days.

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Voice Of Mongolia English 0900-0930utc transmission on 12085kHz as usual is not audible at all due to severe side band splatter from a Chinese radio station broadcasting on 12080kHz.It is happening as far as I can recall right from the beginning of A18 season of broadcast.

Radio New Zealand Pacific English  1100-1300utc on 7425kHz reception has been improving day by day as approaching for B18 season of broadcasting.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1139utc on September 10th of RNZI Pacific English on 7425kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/rt1mdc5jjr6pf6z13bqn1qzrp8onhw7u

 Intereference & Distorted Audio(?):
Station KNLS English via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) on 9600kHz during 0200-0256utc is now facing co-channel interference from a Chinese Radio Station.And for first 20 miniutes or so nothing audible as such of KNLS English signal & after that signal is audible with slighly distorted audio & mixing with Chinese station's audio.And the reception condition of KNLS English improves after 0230utc for even better. 
As mentioned earlier in one of my post ine the blog  that Voice of Turkey English  signal on 15520kHz during 1630-1720utc transmission  is also facing same problem.Its audio becomes slightly distorted when its signal mixes with possible co-channel radio station's signal or adjacent frequency sideband splatter.
But now-a-days the signal of Voice of Turkey English is very weak on 15520kHz as per my monitoring also nothing audible of the co-channel station/adjacent channel.I'll monitor again for better assessment of the reception of Voice of Turkey English.

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

All India Radio Transmissions On My Monitoring Radar

Here is a few of my recent monitoring observations of All India Radio(AIR) Stations  at the  morning at my QTH (Abhayapuri) .
The working conditions are...

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

On the morning September 4th of 2018:
AIR Gangtok was not heard during my several aircheck during 0240-0330utc on its frequency on 4835kHz.
AIR Shillong was noted with good to fair signal on its regular morning frequency of 4970kHz during my monitoring period of 0241 to 0307utc.There was Morning News in Hindi & followed by from  0245utc Morning News in English relayed from AIR-Delhi was aired and again from 0300utc North East News Bulletin in English was aired from Shillong itself.And after station Idd announcements etc...Western Music Program was aired from 0305utc.Today the intensity of audio was improved i.e. modulation of the signal of AIR Shillong.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0304utc:
https://app.box.com/s/wclap5inugvp85ckbwg5vv252bg3p30v

AIR Hindi External Service Programs was heard by me on 15185kHz from 0314utc onwards  upto 0333utc.The reception quality was initially was good but later weakening of signal to slight extent with fading was observed sometimes but still signal could be comfortably copied.Signature Tune of AIR followed by station Id & frequnecy etc plus Programs announcements etc aired followed by devotional songs,news in Hindi, 0330utc onwards Ram Charit Manas recital etc aired.
Here is the link to the audio recorded at 0315utc:
https://app.box.com/s/tixtv9ug7qrtr0uf2eye5hc3y5tyuxmt

On the morning September 5th of 2018:
AIR Gangtok was heard on 4835kHz with good signal  during my monitoring period of 0230 to 0306utc. 
AIR Shillong was heard good to  fair signal strength  with low intensity audio level (i.e.low modulation) once again on 4970kHz as observed by during same monitoring period..
Here is the audio recorded at around 0301utc:
https://app.box.com/s/icb5qgm872f06k606wmy9ekw7aywlv53

AIR-Hyderabad on 7420kHz was heard with fair signal with slight QRM Side band splatter,fading etc  from 0257utc onwards relaying Morning News from AIR-Delhi followed by News type feature in Telegu etc & station Id announcement in Telegu by male presenter at 0306utc or so .
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0259utc:
 https://app.box.com/s/j4a8tgvwnhrgh7a8i75iyy79rjdp9yhl

A Few General Observations On AIR Regional Stations On Shortwave:
AIR Thiruvananthapuram on 5010kHz , AIR Portblair on 4760kHz  are not audible/ audible with very poor reception now-a-days.And AIR-Chennai on 4920kHz sometimes audible with weak signal specially in the evening  mix with strong signal of co-channel Chinese regional station.The signal this  summer  of AIR Chennai's another morning frequency on 7380kHz is not very good here often noisy.
And as reported earlier AIR Kurseong on 4895kHz & 7230kHz AIR Aizawl on 5050kHz & 7295kHz   are still not on air as per my monitoring observation. AIR Bhopal is facing severe to moderate  inteference on 4810kHz but on 7430kHz it is audible with good signal with no intereference. AIR Jeypore is audible on 5040kHz more or less satifactory signal specially in the morning.AIR Jaipur is sometimes audible on 4910kHz however not monitored regularly.AIR-Hyderabad is sometimes audible with fair signal on its another morning frequency of 7420kHz with sideband splatter & noise etc.But nothing audible on AIR Hyderabad on 4800kHz due to severe intereference from Chinese Regional Stations.

More Monitoring Updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

A Sunday Evening With Radio

Hi!! Its after a break of of a several weeks that I'm going to post radio related observations.It has been very hot and humid condition here in my place ,Abhayapuri in Western Assam and rainfall is below per normal level this season.Hope weather will improve as the month of September progresses. 
Now back to the radio monitoring..I heard  several radio stations from the evening of September 2nd ...on sunday.Here is a brief summary my loggings.

Here is my working conditions...
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Radio Japan NHK Wold Bengali 1305utc 11685kHz News about a typhoon approaching parts of Japan by a male voice
The reception was good initially though slight QRM plus noise & fading  but became very noisy plus the signal strength also became weak around 1313utc onwards & I discontinued listening to it at 1316utc.
Here is the audio recorded at around 1309utc:
https://app.box.com/s/xxb5dtafqssmmby2o5mr6lkq03ziv1oi

Voice Of Vietnam English 1559utc 7220kHz Good Signal
usual signature tune & station Idd announcements etc,Program Highlights,News
It is after a long break that I'm now listening to Voice Of Vietnam English on its long standing time slot of 1600utc on 7220kHz.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/x3evwzinpw6z1j1q6gk3de94auab7s4x

Adventist World Radio(AWR) Wavescan Reception:
AWR Wavescan 1530-1559utc 15670kHz..via Nauen Germany(MBR) good signal but signal strength reduced gradually towards the end of transmission but could be copied.
The link to the audio recorded at 1530utc:
https://app.box.com/s/aerpv88pdvnihyvvrf60my7trppo6c06

AWR Wavescan 1601utc  11950kHz via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod, Bulgaria Signal Strength fair,noisy ,slight fading,slight QRM sideband splatter
The link to the audio recorded at 1602utc:
https://app.box.com/s/385djgxqelubg388gpkurqg4pb5cw568

AWR Wavescan 1603-1659utc 9580kHz via Trincomalee Sri Lanka( SLBC)
Good Signal,slight fading,slight QRM as side band splatter from a radio station broadcasting from 9570kHz
The link to audio recorded at 1622utc:
https://app.box.com/s/v53hux6up7dco3c9jhjef6ad2tvyvbo9

Voice Of Turkey(VOT) English 1629utc 15520kHz Usual Signature Tune Music with Station Ids announcements Time Signal , opening announcements etc etc ,signal strength was fair,noisy with slightly distorted audio & perhaps signal mixed with co-channel station.I observed there might be another station on the frequency...due to which VOT-English audio got distorted slightly sometimes.The same happens with the audio of KNLS English via MWV on 9600kHz during 0200-0256utc facing strong co-channel QRM from Chinese Radio Station.

More Monitoring Updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

From Radio Log Book Of GK A Few Latest Entries

Here is a few latest radio monitorings infos cum loggings plus observations which I like to share with you.

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:July 31,2018
SLBC(Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) Hindi 0050utc 11905kHz Good Signal Music,Announcement of station Identity etc by a lady plus Reigious Music Program with tribute to Md Rafi, the great singer of India on the occasion of his death anniversary & Bhajan by Md.Rafi & co-artist was aired.
The link to the audio recorded at 0051utc:
https://app.box.com/s/dvdoc20th92epp4lai47pqcym6d9vvsv

Radio Japan NHK World Hindi was noted with good signal on 9820kHz via Tashkent from 0058utc starting with interval signal of NHK plus music station Idd announcements & Japanese Learning Program from 0100utc approx.
Here is the link to the audio recorded from around 0058utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ui2ekwou5endzs2e10doac1k0362z837

Radio Myanmar on 9730kHz 0229utc onwards with good signal.Burmese Langauage Programs-announcements from 0230utc English Program beginning with signature tune, station Idd & frequency of radiation announcements,news headlines..news in detail by lady
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0230utc of Myanmar Radio English signing on..9730kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/7f6psss68sjchiav48djipkr2ssw0rxq

General Observation:
All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok On 4835kHz was noted with good signal in the morning during my several airchecks from 0101 to 0305utc.And AIR-Shillong was noted on 4970kHz as usual with low intensity audio(low modulation).

Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) English 1149utc onwards  6035kHz noted with good signal no interference etc
The quiz program was on air but the transmission ended a few seconds into 1150utc abruptly as the case happens normally with BBS English in the afternoon.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1150utc:
https://app.box.com/s/543xsam8chhzu13i541cwswwgxvwmbqt


SPECIAL OBSERVATION:
AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz was again noted with severve hum during my aircheck on 1151utc & also during my several airchecks later in the evening.
Here is the audio recorded with severe hum type noise of AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz around 1151utc:
https://app.box.com/s/khdtunvijttpotwve3u1ftwdihgy4mlu
However during my another aircheck around 1447utc AIR Gangtok was received with normal audio no hum.
Here is the very short audio clip recorded around  1447utc (Nepali song was on air):
https://app.box.com/s/0698ui6uovq2fjx2v1ibjjyd04m7w7ud

Radio Japan Bengali 1326utc  13685kHz received with good readable signal.
The link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/1zewswn13uccvzk9qhof2jf53q7qsskd

Radio Japan Hindi 1445utc  15745kHz was noted with good signal but certain noise was heard .
The link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/f8m4gcu8ckt6pp1k88sohzvi9i8rda90

Date:July 29,2018
AWR Wavescan on 15670kHz via MBR Nauen,Germany during 1530-1559utc was received with not very good signal & also noisy with moderate to slight fading.The overall reception could be termed as fair to poor.And the reception of the signal from 1600utc onwards on 11950kHz via SPC-NURTS Sofia Kostinbrod  Bulgaria, of Wavescan was very weak here.However the reception was good on the other parallel frequency from 1600utc on 9580kHz via  SLBC Trincomalee, Sri Lanka with slight interference as a form of sideband splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 9570kHz.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1609utc on 9580kHz of AWR Wavescan:
https://app.box.com/s/4lsymvvwra5xrp4gg8308v2ds92h27pm

Voice Of Turkey(VOT) English was heard on 15520kHz with good signal from 1627utc onwards with interval signal & station Idd announcements plus time signal at 1630utc, opening usual announcements of frequency skds etc plus program highlights & then news-headlines & followed by news in detail.
Here is the link to the audio recorded of VOT English around 1629utc onwards:
https://app.box.com/s/oztp4ybyvfmpuzh9qbqfrh6lewyse13t

More Monitoring Updates etc soon.

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Voice Of Vietnam English After A Long Break

After a break of several months rather several years ,on July 27th(2018) I heard Voice Of Vietnam English at 1600utc onwards for a few moments on 7220kHz (the long standing frequency Of the Station) with good signal.

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEAD IN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
LONG: 26º18´20´´North LAT:90º37´50´´East
Programs Details Heard:
Station Idds annoucements by male & lady,music,again station Idds plus program highlights given,news headlines..news in full all by  a lady.

Here is the audio recorded around 1600utc on 7220kHz Voice Of Vietnam English:
 https://app.box.com/s/h74kgmk5kx3yv04blgh19idquev5sa5a

My Only QSL Card From Voice Of Vietnam English....So Far.....From Away Back....In 2006


More Monitoring Updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

All India Radio(AIR) North East Update

Here is a few very latest monitoring observations by me.

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEAD IN 

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

All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok On 4835kHz:
As it was observed previously that All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok on 4835kHz sometime heard with severe hum type noise along with distorted audio due to possible  faulty transmitter parts.But for several weeks as observed my me both during morning hours (i.e.0100-0330utc and also in the evening hours(i.e.1130utc onwards) during my random airchecks on 4835kHz I've found good signal of AIR Gangtok free from any disturbance and have been noted with good audio quality. I was about to post about this latest observation...
But around 1350utc in the evening of July 27th (2018) during an aircheck on AIR Gangtok I found severe hum noise and the signal couldn't be copied at all.
Here is the link to audio recorded...around 1350utc..
https://app.box.com/s/n6tqqa7hsqrn7h3oh2qt353ny6pfsttt
However later during another aircheck at 1453utc , I heard AIR-Gangtok without any hum and with clear audio.And Nepali song was on air that time.
Let me observe  AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz for sometime.

On Other AIR Regional Shortwave Stations :
It is now the only the 2nd shortwave regional station on air of AIR from the North East Region Of India and the most powerful...And the other one is AIR's North Eastern Service from Shillong..(i.e AIR-Shillong on 4970kHz-morning-evening & 7315kHz- day).But AIR-Shillong's signal often suffers from low intensity audio. i.e.perhaps low modulation level plus slighly rough audio..And sometimes remains off the air for several hours.It was not heard  on July 27th (2018) as per my several airchecks on 4970kHz both in the morning & evening.
And still no trace of signal of AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz & 7295kHz. And also AIR-Kurseong is still of the air on both 4895kHz & 7230kHz.

More monitoring observations and updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Parrot On A Branch Of A Coconut Tree



On Our Backward On A Bright Warm Afternoon In July 2018
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)


Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Few Entries To My Radio Log Book For July 7,2018

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:July 7,2018

Radio Japan NHK World  Hindi 0111 to 0115utc 9820kHz Good Signal 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0113utc:
https://app.box.com/s/r4s7x4esxvi0a13ap4bhkh0ehrwystuh

Station KNLS English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) 15515kHz 0352utc to 0356utc Good Signal 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0353utc:
https://app.box.com/s/0kr9ztjh4sps1y2ag1z54hmo8qou8zxp

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 11825kHz 0354utc Good Signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0355utc:
https://app.box.com/s/wk31vlr78lsbpfz0gkan4vhj1ufyu6c8

Bhutan Broadcasting Service(BBS) Nepali 6035kHz 0400utc Good Signal Music,Station Ids announcements plus frequency etc,music,news-news headlines & news in details by male presenter
 Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0400utc:
https://app.box.com/s/tgdihdh77lwzrwbo1k70hzeljnu7zhyo

More radio loggings/monitoring observations etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

All India Radio(AIR) North Eastern Regional Shortwave Update

All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok on 4835kHz:
AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz now-a-days during my monitoring for several days during 0130-0330utc approx. has been received with good signal & audio.The noise (hum ) which was often heard with the audio of AIR-Gangtok is not observed by me.Perhaps the transmitter problem might have been rectified fully.Let me check AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz in coming days.
Here is the link to the audio recorded of AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz around 0304utc on July 7th:
https://app.box.com/s/iocpnyj6xa6l8py9bivkw6lajfp4u6je

Other Observations:
Still no trace of AIR-Kurseong on 4895kHz & AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz.And AIR-Shillong is audible with good to fair signal strength on the observed frequency of 4970kHz but sometimes with low intensity audio(low modulation) & rough audio also.

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

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Ghost Watchman!!!



A Few Radio Loggings Plus General Observations On July 6 2018

Here is a few  radio loggings I've done today along  with  a few general  monitoring observations.
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:July 6,2018

BBC Hindi was heard on 9510kHz & 11995kHz during 0115 to 0121utc (approx.) the reception was better on 11995kHz.
Radio Japan Hindi was very weak on 9820kHz as observed around 0115utc.

SLBC Hindi 11905kHz 0209 to 0229utc (several airchecks) Good Signal now-a-days Hindi Film songs on air.

Radio Philipinas English is  heard with variable signal on all three frequencies i.e.17820,15640 & 12010kHz now-a-days right from 0200utc
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0218utc of Radio Philipinas English on 12010kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/toly87d7nmzjkjuxi2wb9p1btolwi849

Station KNLS English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) 9600kHz 0200-0256utc is audible here with variable reception quality.Sometimes its reception suffers from co-channel QRM & its audio slighly becomes distorted.
Here is thelink to audio recorded on July 6th i.e. today around 0226utc:
https://app.box.com/s/9ika38ohj8kg1xb12bb48jooeje9526f

Myanmar Radio is now-a-days received with good signal on 9730kHz from early morning hours.And their English Language transmission starts from 0230utc.
Here is the link to the audio recorded of Myanmar Radio English Signning on today with station Id announcement etc plus news by a lady
https://app.box.com/s/qnso2cu7aja8yhngw9aultxjpzmh5068

Radio Romania International(RRI) English 11825kHz 0342 to  0356utc Good Signal slight occasional noise Cultural features plus a feature towards the end  on USA-Romania Relations,end of the transmission announcements by a male voice,music & station Idd announcements
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0344utc Of RRI English:
https://app.box.com/s/65n8lxw6cxp2dggp4rtffyrcfst7zsjh

Radio Taiwan International(RTI)-English 15320kHz 0357-0359utc Fair signal moderate fading was there slight QRM as a form sideband splatter from Japanese station broadcasting on 15325kHz.

Voice Of Mongolia English on 12085kHz during 0900-0930utc is facing heavy interference (QRM) as a form of sideband splatter from a station broadcasting on 12080kHz and as per my aircheck today the signal of Voice Of Mongolia was very difficult to copy.

 A Special Note On AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz:
During my recent monitorings for several days in the morning approx. from 0130-0330utc AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz is received with good signal & audio.The noise(severve hum) which was often heard with the signal of AIR-Gangtok is not observed by me.Perhaps the transmitter problem has been rectified fully.Let me monitor for sometime.

More monitoring observations plus  updates etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Radio Veritas Asia(RVA) Now Gone Silent On Shortwave

Finally, RVA,(based in Quezon City  Philippines) has ended its shortwave transmissions on June 30th(2018) after several decades of active period on shortwave in different Asian Languages including Indian Sub-continent Languages Bengali,Urdu & Hindi (which was continued several seasons back).RVA will continue its programs on different languages on various online platforms( via internet etc).
Its very painful for  me after several years of listening to RVA  specially in three langauges i.e.Bengali,Hindi & Urdu... listen to their last broadcast on shortwave in Bengali on 11880kHz on June 30th..from 1400utc.I usually listened to RVA-Bengali more than other two langauges mentioned.They used to broadcast features on all religions despite being a Catholic Station and this was unique.And besides this they also used to broadcast many educational & development features(Chetana,Rockomari,Sansoy & Shawbolombon etc) which was really impressed me.And there DX feature- information  about media-development...in technological & cyber world  Aaj Keyer Ganamdhyam was very useful for me.I also used to send my Radio Monitoring Infos..i.e.Dx Tips to the program.
Here is the audio file recorded..around the beginning of the last broadcast around 1400utc:
https://app.box.com/s/o9z9alecwstyrsufmgw4mka52u5u5neo
And here is the last a few moments of RVA Bengali broadcast around 1425utc on 11880kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/olktcty91ery76dr0sszdn5prdi0nhh7

And RVA used to publish a newsletter called UPLINK for several years and I used to receive this newsletter until it was discontinued.
Here is the snap of   front pages of a few  of them.


Wavescan, The DX Program Of Adventist World Radio (AWR) aired two parts series On RVA  to mark this development of RVA leaving shortwave on their June 24th & July 1st edition of the program.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1600utc for a few seconds on 9580kHz Of Wavescan on July Ist..
https://app.box.com/s/zo8i24xis8xgbka2e5f6xh5qs1l1yppx

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Biological (Botanical) Induction Coil???





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

Two Part Series On Radio Veritas Asia(RVA) In Wavescan

Wavescan, The Global DX Program From Adventist World Radio(AWR) As Per Their Announcement In Last Edition Of The Program On June 17,2018 , Today i.e.June 23rd .. Will Air The First Edition Of A Series Of Two Features On Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) Based In Quezon City, Philippines As It (RVA)Going To End Its Shortwave Broadcast For Good On June 30,2018.As Per My Monitoring For Several Sundays AWR Wavescan Is Well Heard Here As Per following time & frequency
1530-1600utc on 15670kHz Via Nauen MmbH Germany
1600-1630utc on 9580kHz Via Trincomalee SLBC Sri Lanka

More update etc soon.
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

SLBC Hindi Audio Clip

SLBC(Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) Hindi 0035utc 11905kHz June 23,2018 
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

The link to the audio recorded..
https://app.box.com/s/jfl90jdpxe2wqi3fvwe09s63164wr2e6

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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

My First Ever Attempt On BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast

 BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast  for 2018 was heard here in my QTH on three frequencies( as per lastest update posted on mt-shortwave.blogspot.com) 5985kHz & 9890kHz (via Woofferton) and 7360kHz via Ascension Islands on )June 21st (of 2018).

RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

And the signal was audible on 5985kHz & 9890kHz.And the reception (the signal strength )was better on 9890kHz than 5985kHz.The fading was there on both frequencies.
And on 7360kHz there was heavy noise plus perhaps sideband splatter & very very difficult to pick up the audio contents.

Here is the link to the audio recorded on 5985kHz from 2129utc:
https://app.box.com/s/p8qb41rtlo82qh5xhhe8h7f2li5d1ejs

The link to the audio recorded on  9890kHz from 2134utc
https://app.box.com/s/rztcieon8raca9a59egx2dza64efgqut

The link to the audio recorded on  7360kHz from  2138utc
https://app.box.com/s/5xvavfnldgqe2t64hkz85vh8531o4x64

The link to the audio recorded on 9890kHz at 2142utc
https://app.box.com/s/t9zz3jlh9u0aczjf71vl9zdmvun7s4yv

and finally the link to the audio recorded on 9890kHz  from 2159utc:
https://app.box.com/s/19lm40lekylqvtzd5kdwvruz1ks9n6be

And this is my first attempt to listen to BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast & very glad that I could pick up the signals.
My special thanks goes to the two DX News Source  Wolfgang Büschel, Germany's WORLDWIDE DX CLUB
Top News and Shortwave Central Blog (mt-shortwave.blogspot.com) for latest update on BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast  for 2018.
My special mention goes to My DX friend from New Delhi Mr.Alokesh Gupta(VU3BSE), who's previous loggings of BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast is always an inspirtation for me.

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Few Radio Loggings On HF Band For June 19th....

Here is a few radio loggings which I like to share with you all.
RX:Grundig Yacht Boy 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East
(For All Loggings)

Date:June 19,2018

1.Station KNLS English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV) 9600kHz 0200-0256utc:
I did random aircheck of the reception quality of the station several times.And the reception improved as the transmission went on that day and the signal was good in strength with slight to occasional moderate fading.There was however co-channel station QRM on the background with not so strong signal & distorted audio could be heard.And also with weak heterodyne type noise sometimes audible.And audio of KNLS English was also very slightly distorted.
Here is the audio recorded around 0247utc of  KNLS English via MWV on 9600kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/49bc9ldwx5cq3k5ji78nhacv8nkm4oz2

2.All India Radio(AIR) North East Update :
AIR Shillong was noted with good signal but with slightly rough audio on 4970kHz during several airchecks in the morning.And AIR Gangtok was not heard on 4835kHz today morning.As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, AIR-Gangtok on 4835kHz is sometimes observed with strong hum type noise and the audio is not audible for several months now.Then it goes off the air for a day or so and again return with good audio no hum etc.And then after a few days again same problem comes.Perhaps it is due to some transmitter fault.
No trace of signal of AIR-Kurseong on 4895kHz &  AIR-Aizawl on 5050kHz.

Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0305utc on 4970kHz of AIR-Shillong:
https://app.box.com/s/hxhi23d7ztqhs8v4levofe071934u9e1

3.Radio Romania International(RRI) English:
After a long break of several seasons, this was the first time I heard RRI English with good signal on 25m directed to India during 0300-0356utc(A season  broadcast time skd for India).There was very poor reception (often barely audible) during one hour morning transmission directed to India in my location both for summer (0300-0356utc) & winter (0400-0456utc) of RRI-English.And On June 19th I found surprisingly far far better reception of RRI-English on 11825kHz via Galbeni(300kW) right from 0300utc signing on.Thought slight noise plus side band splatter from a radio station broadcasting on 11835kHz could be observed from time to time.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0306utc on 11825kHz On June 19th of RRI English:
https://app.box.com/s/rs2lanj632pbjxi4886r050k3ouu945b
And the link to another audio recorded around 0340utc:
https://app.box.com/s/78qysha2bo5og2bktgw4ksfz20xi1e8p

4.Station KNLS English via MWV 15515kHz 0300-0356utc:
KNLS English via MWV was noted with good signal with slight occasional slight to moderate fading on 15515kHz.There was on QRM observed.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0352utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ettn6x3gt33wzbkkerb6yn60j9d241h0

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