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)