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)

Monday, June 18, 2018

10 minutes Of Sports News On BBCWS etc

Good Morning!!!
After a long break of several seasons I managed to listen to BBCWS's 10 miniute sports news ...world sport..formerly Sports Roundup ..this early morning....in terms of IST 3.50AM on June 19th...& in its UTC ...& date...at 2220utc on June 18th...on 7305kHz..

Now-a-days BBCWS has reduced its sports news bulletin and I understand discontinued it to South Asia on shortwave several seaons back.And now-a-days its difficult to pick up on shortwave BBCWS's weekend round up of World.of Sports. .SportsWorld..3 hours of sports coverage...due to poor recepttion.
And during 2205 to 2232utc I heard BBCWS on 7305kHz,7205kHz,5955kHz & 3915kHz this early morning.And programs heard was Newsroom,worldsport,promos & news 
Here is the recording link to BBCWS at 2220utc on 7305kHz on June 18th..
https://app.box.com/s/st60x0ps54sp4mcic7wroqtp969fxxh6

BBCWS 5955kHz:
Here is another link to the audio file of  BBCWS at 2230utc on 5955kHz On June 18,2018
https://app.box.com/s/do2jh2wvi8wcofttv2a54g0szjn1n20d

More monitoring observations etc soon.
Have A Nice Day!!

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

Tribute...To 15310kHz

Once...All Seasons Long Time BBCWS's(English..I mean ) The Most Reliable...The Most Consistence Reception Giving..Frequency With Coverage From Morning ..Day To Late In The Evening On Air Frequency 15310kHz....as per my own assessment...from various transmitter sites of BBC...Its on rare occasions I found on reception on that frequency weak...or bad..

Now 15310kHz Only On Air With BBCWS (In English) ..from 1200-1300utc via Al Seela Oman 250kW(?). I heard BBCWS on 15310kHz  via my Grundig Yacht Boy 400 Rx with exernal copper wire of 78ft long 30 ft height with coaxial leadin on June 13th.

Here is the link to the audio clip recorded of BBCWS on 15310kHz at 1206utc on June 13th...
https://app.box.com/s/amiv14u7wquepe9refze6lxwqkf21oo4

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

Reflection



Sunday Catch.....

A Goods Train....At The Door Of AYU With Loco WDG4  12183 Siliguri




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

Radio Monitoring On Sunday Night

On Sunday i.e.June 17 of 2018, I monitored  a few radio stations in the night.

RX:GDYB 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' L 30' H COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Here is a brief summary.
Adventist World Radio(AWR) English Wavescan,the DX Program 1530-1558utc  15670kHz Good Signal slight noise,overall reception was good
AWR Wavescan 1600-1629utc 9580kHz via Trincomale Sri Lanka(SLBC) Intially the signal strength was not so strong with slight to moderate fading, after 1607utc or so the signal strength improved & became steady.However, very slight QRM as a form of side band splatter from China Radio International- English on 9570kHz was there.
Here is the link to an  audio recording of AWR WS at 1626utc approx. on 9580kHz:
https://app.box.com/s/8uuzoj7km11bwqfxuvdxkvy2ioskndfw

AWR Wavescan on 11950kHz via  during 1601-1630utc, the reception was poor ,the signal was very weak and noisy.

Voice Of Turkey English 1633utc 15520kHz Good Signal News In English by male presenter.Slight Heterodyne was heard in the background.
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/m2tuoh1f23u58vig0wgkvvsh10v43mro

Just For Reminder:
Radio Veritas Asia(RVA) is ending its transmission on shortwave on June 30th this year ,the Wavescan, AWR's DX Program will air in coming sunday i.e.June 24th  and the following sunday i.e.July Ist.. a feature on RVA.

More monitoring observations etc soon.

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

On Unlucky 13th..A Couple Of Radio Log Entries

Here is a two loggings which I like to share with my readers (if any..) which I monitored on June 13th of 2018 in my QTH at Abhayapuri.
RX:GDYB 400 ANT:Cu WIRE 78' L 30' H COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Radio Myanmar English  0230utc 9730kHz signing on with Music..station Ids announcements etc .News all by lady presenter..Good reception overall but weak co-channel QRM could be heard sometime
Here is the link to the audio clip recorded at 0230utc..
https://app.box.com/s/fqkwanw3jhtu1rk708mprj5x1x5ps962

Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB)Nagamese 1200utc 9670kHz.Signing on with Music Station Ids annoucements etc Signal strength was good but slight to occasional moderate fading...also noted QRM slighly as a form of sideband splatter.
Here is the link to the audio clip recorded at 1200utc:
https://app.box.com/s/s9nueo7wa68delll3d5lkzkldd96yxe8
(Music,Male presenter's station Ids announcement .in Nagamese ..mentioned about its target areas..entire North East India & Myanmar..name of its production unit High Land Dawn Media Group via Reach Beyond Australia Radio)
There has been improvement of reception of Reach Beyond Australia in Nagamese after frequency change of the transmission from  9685kHz to 9670kHz a few weeks back.
Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB) In Nagamese is broadcasting from Kununurra,Australia(100kW) on Sunday,Wednesday & Saturday from 1200 to 1230utc on 9670kHz.

More monitoring observations etc soon.

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

Clouds,Me, My Camera & AYU

Views Of Clouds On The Western Southern Sky...From Abhayapuri Railway Station's  Platform No.1....Remembering The Evergreen Song Of One & Only Bhupen Hazarika ...Ektura AloSuwa Megh Bhahi Jaye...





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

My Picture Train Log On Sunday 10th Of June 2018 Entry No.3

12503 BNC AGTL Humsafar Express With Its Usual WDG4D 70637 Siliguri Loco...& About To Stop At AYU For Crossings With 55804 GHY NBQ Pass Via GLPT....




My Picture Train Log On Sunday 10th Of June 2018 Entry No.2

A LHB Train At A Turning On Sunday....Somewhere In NBQ GLPT Section


My Picture Train Log On Sunday 10th Of June 2018 Entry No.1

Goods Train...Somewhere In NBQ GLPT Section...Of NFR





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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

From GK's Radio Log Book A Few Latest Entries

Here is a few latest brief entries from my Radio Log Book.

RX:GDYB 400 (Unless Mentioned Otherwise)  ANT:Cu WIRE 78' L 30' H COAX LEADIN  
Geographical Location of Reception Place(Abhayapuri):
Longitude:26º18´20´´North
Latitude:90º37´50´´East

Date:June 12,2018
MYANMAR RADIO HEARD TODAY MORNING FROM 0237UTC ONWARDS ON 9730kHz IN ENGLISH WITH GOOD SIGS.NEWS,REPORTS PLUS FEATURES,MUSIC(ENGLISH SONGS) AIRED. LATER PROGRAM IN LOCAL LANGUAGE AIRED. VERY WEAK CO-CHANNEL QRM WAS HEARD SOMETIME 
THE AUDIO FILE RECORDED AROUND 0243UTC....
https://app.box.com/s/tmetlpqun3449l1kepyizxhnonfelhim

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Service(SLBC) Hindi's 2nd Transmission was heard today with good Signal  on 11905kHz from 0200 to 0230utc.I monitored it with my GDYB 80 Rx with same antenna mentioned earlier.Here the link to the audio recorded around 0229utc..
https://app.box.com/s/3f8jfdt0zriur7yfbkmawv7t9dg34ndn

(Closing announcement with station Ids etc by lady host)

Date:June 11,2018
Voice Of America(VOA) Special English  to Bangladesh noted with good signal on its new frequency 12030kHz replacing 12020kHz (from June 10th).
Here is the link to audio recorded around 1130utc on June 11th
https://app.box.com/s/giwgq7x3x6zra3fmz0mmnq45j2k1ickn

Radio New Zealand International(RNZI) English  on 7425kHz.. starting Weather news as their first News item...on June 11th...1200utc News Bulletin..
Here is the link to audio recorded around 1159utc..
https://app.box.com/s/wcx2suuzqhjjqs1mwhc3nspticg9sfls

Radio Veritas Asia(RVA) Bengali noted with good signal on 11880kHz from 1400utc on my GDYB 80 Rx & the antenna mentioned.Here is the recordings of initial moments of their Program Aaj Keyer Ganamadhyam presented by Alok Dasgupta last time on shortwave as RVA will end its all transmissions on shortwave from June 30,2018 and will move to online platforms & the audio at 1402utc...Alok Dasgupta On Microphone...

https://app.box.com/s/jnjgxxsjmtibghjdb8gofclnz01cp0hq

More monitoring reports etc soon.
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Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Pale Rainbow ....

First Time This Summer Rainbow Spotted In The Late Afternoon Today(June 12th of 2018) From Our Campus On The Eastern Sky By My Nephew Niloy(Niku/Lablue)..AKeen Observer What Is Happening Around Him......It Was Rather Pale...And Here Is A Few Clicks By My Camera...My Long Wire Antenna's One Pole Is Also Seen..Over My Home..





More Such Posts Soon..
73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)India)




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sunset On The Horizon...






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

A Rare Capture...


Inauguration Special

02504 AGTL BNC Humsafar Express On Its biweekly Inauguration Trip Early In The Morning Of May 23rd ..stopped for crossings with 75723 NBQ GHY DEMU PASS via GLPT AT AYU....Loco:WDG4D 70637 SILIGURI







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

A Radio Relected Ad

The following  ad appeared in a very Popular  Bengali Magazine wayback from 1980s..

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Never Seen Before!!!

This morning i.e.on 03/05/18 while on a train watching session I came across this butterfly which I've never seen before.Here is a few snaps ....




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

WDG4 12730 New Guwahati With A BCN

Late In The Afternoon...On 05/02/18  Spotted A WDG4 Loco(WDG4 12730) New Guwahati Shed Painted (At Abhayapuri)...With A Down BCN This Is For the First Time I Spotted A WD..4 Type Loco With New Guwahati Shed ...



More Such Posts From Time To Time
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Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In April 1988 Edition Of A Very Popular Bengali Magazine there were many articles on Bihu & Assamese Culture written by well known Assamese persons from various fields & several reports....and ads from Govt Of Assam's various departments in Assamese plus ads from various private business organisations..One such is from Philips...in Assamese. Yesterday I found the magazine from my mother's collection...And as we are still in Bohag Month ...and celebrating Rongali Bihu...formally in functions..around Assam...and its right time to share the ad.


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Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)

Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

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)