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.

73 & 55
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...





73 & 55
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





73 & 55
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.
73 & 55
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...






73 & 55
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







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

A Radio Relected Ad

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

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