Saturday, December 8, 2018

Two Radio Monitoring Updates

Here is two radio monitoring infos which I like to share.


Date:December 7,2018

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

1.Radio Japan NHK World Special India Transmission 
0426 to 459utc 13780kHz.
Fair Signal slight to occasional moderate  fading,also slight noise later slight  interference as a form of side band splatter from 13775kHz was heard.Sometimes it was difficult to copy the audio contents.
Thanks for the alert message of a long time DX Friend of mine. I just forgot about this special transmission to India.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0430utc:
https://app.box.com/s/9ud3pnte4q4xiqkynf2h7dgqr40tozh5

2.All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok:
AIR Gangtok was noted with strong noise (hum type)  this morning (December 7th) on 4835kHz around 0331utc & the audio ( A Nepali Song)could be heard in the background.Now-a-days this disturbance of AIR Gangtok on 4835kHz is happening more frequently.I understand this happens due to some technical problem or bad parts in the transmitter.
RX Used:Grundig Yacht Boy 400
ANT:Cu WIRE 78' Length 30' Height With COAX LEADIN  

Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/2zd8qiebq520vqg837w2tu128l8ggnfw

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


A Report On Amateur Radio in Assam & Late Ranjit Chaliha. VU2RCH, that appeared in nearly a decade back In An Assamese Daily published From Guwahati The report was filed by Dhrubajyoti Pathak...Surely Golden Days Of Amateur Radio In Assam will be back soon.....
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

VU2RCH ..One Of The Unsung Heroes Of India




Homegrown Genius ..By Parinta Datta..
A Feature Article on Ranjit Chaliha VU2RCH...Appeared in The Seven Sisters Post(no longer in circulation)..The English Daily (Under section THIRD EYE..) Page 9 Dated August 2,2012..
 Published By Sharada Groups from Guwahati under editorship of Former BBC East India Correspondent Subir Bhowmick...
And by reading the feature on him you also would have the feeling....what a genius he was  in the field of science and technology..electronics..and amateur radio communication..and Ms Dutta rightly termed him as "GADGET GURU"..the article also didn't miss his keen interest on capturing the beauty of   nature by lens ...(photography.)..especially...birds...Ms Dutta did't also miss his simplicity & shy of publicity..and rightly termed HIM   as ".....of unsung heroes of India."
I've kept this article in files..of papercuttings for Radio..Amateur Section..and last night I took this out..& read it again & again...
And my belated thanks to Parnita Dutta for  the feature...and the first and only complete  feature(perhaps) on Ranjit Chaliha,VU2RCH in a newspaper of Assam.
He becoming a silent key..under the most unfortunate circumstances will always be felt..in Amateur Radio Circle of Assam ..

We all miss you VU2RCH!!
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

Radio Monitorings From Abhayapuri On The Morning Of December 1st

Here is a few of my latest radio monitoring observations.

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

Date:December 1,2018

1.BBCWS English
0007utc  5890kHz & on 5970kHz, the parallel frequency

2.All India Radio(AIR) Portblair
 0013utc 4760kHz
Good Signal Initially with slight fading etc 
Music was on air
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/k8smxyoahn5ai203a6nntpogqlj64pat

3.AIR Chennai 
0014-utc 4920kHz 
Good to fair Signal ,slight to Moderate co-channel interference etc
Bande Mataram,station Idd annoucements etc by a male voice,music-flute recital etc @0021utc co-channel intereference increased-difficult to copy signal ,heard Tamil Song in bac ground with explantion by a male voice in Tamil
Here is the audio recorded around 0016utc:
https://app.box.com/s/lrdfj64t2omei20i4pk7rwhjlg1p14dk

4.AIR Jaipur 
0024utc 4910kHz
Fair Signal Slight interference as a form of side band splatter from nearby stations
Signature Tune Of All India Radio(AIR),Bande Mataram etc

5.AIR Thiruvananthapuram(?)
 0026utc 5010kHz
Very Weak Signal,slight hum noise etc

6.AIR Portblair 
0027-0044utc 4760kHz
Fair Signal(signal strength decreased as the day progessed),slight to moderate fading & also noisy,audio sometimes difficult to copy
Language of broadcast mainly in Hindi
Agricultural News presented by male voice,@0028utc a lady reminded about the program just heard ,music etc,@0029utc station reminder announcement by the lady & also announced about news to be relayed from Delhi etc,music,@0030 news in Hindi followed by news in English from approx.@0035utc,@0040utc Station Idd Annc.by lady,music, next program-Ship Movement info
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0039utc:
https://app.box.com/s/yu0ggpmvs5b9ccfmg8x6h6z4izbhfu3z

7.Radio Japan NHK World Hindi 
0112-0114utc 6155kHz (100kW,Tashkent)
Fair Signal,slight fading, interference as a form of slight side band splatter
Infos about Special transmission To India on December 7th,regular program infos
So far the best transmission of Radio Japan Hindi on this frequency as far as my random monitoring of this frequency.
The link to the audio recorded around 0112utc:
https://app.box.com/s/wmq6rbg7w8nrnvy2i9qhqgxil2jz3rb9

8.Station KLNS Alaska English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV)
0218utc 15510kHz (100kW?, Madagascar)
Good Signal
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/lqro5n5eh82xadrq5miua7f7lgfpk97n

9.Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation(SLBC) Hindi 
0221-0228utc 11905kHz (125kW,Trincomalee)
Good Signal,slight interference as a form of side band splatter,slightly noisy
Hindi flim music program-old songs,@0228utc transmission closing announcements by lady host
The link to the audio recorded around 0228utc:
https://app.box.com/s/a8yuic0b0eoqekyrhffffaqfhgiadf16

10.Myanmar Radio English 
0229-0233utc 9730kHz (Yangon,50kW)
Good Signal
Local Language program,music,station Idd annc. & freq. annc.etc in English by a lady,news on air next first the headlines followed by news in detail
The link to the audio recorded :
https://app.box.com/s/jxdz2nhzwrv0ync6tjvj6zmoe5f6frbi

11.Station KLNS Alaska English English Via Madagascar World Voice(MWV)
0307utc 15510kHz  (100kW?, Madagascar)
Good Signal
The link to the audio recorded :
https://app.box.com/s/mcjcbnhvir8x6uzb5sk5aeyy7xzfanmz

12.Myanmar Radio English 
0311-0330utc 9730kHz (Yangon,50kW)
Good Signal
International news items,@0313utc station idd annc. by a lady & next program-Music Program..back to back English Songs aired,0329utc closing annc etc aired by a lady ,music,@0330utc beginning annc. about Myanmar Transmission by male voice
The link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/4lrr691m0ef7kss0m44meuasvw3ljshc

Acknowledgement:
Transmitter Details ...location power etc are taken from various Radio databases  & also in some cases time/freq skd of their respective stations.

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Monitoring FM Radio Stations On Tiger From Guwahati


On November 8th of 2018 when I visited my cousin's residence at Hatigaon, Guwahati ..before taking lunch..  I saw a two band radio in one corner of a room in a table at her residence And I cannot resist listening to Radio Stations for a few minutes ...on her Philips RL191 Tiger Two band ..MW/FM Anaog Rx..nothing audible on MW but on FM band ..Guwahati based FM Stations..All India Radio Vividh Bharati on 100.8MHz..Radio Mirchi on 95.0MHz Red FM on 93.5MHz..coming loud & clear...
......perhaps Radio Gup Shup on 94.3MHz & BIG FM.on 92.7kHz..was heard as I couldn't hear their Station IDD announcements as there was atleast  two stations on air.. on FM band...And I also recorded a few audios of the Radio Stations I heard...

Here is a few links to the audio:
All India Radio(AIR) Vividh Bharati at 0703utc(12:33PM)
https://app.box.com/s/r79ysarwwm9hpzc6y5b3ymxvhrr00adn

Radio Mirchi 95.0MHz at 0703(12:33PM):
https://app.box.com/s/8jaele0n4725vt1fg3qfufgekehylq9y

RED FM 93.5MHz.at  0705utc(12:35PM):
https://app.box.com/s/bga1bl473oxzzlhhv3m15ciyevut3yur

And as lunch is about to be served I stopped my nearly 10 minutes of my monitoring session.
I should have posted the report earlier ..but better late than never..
Will do more monitoring of the FM band during my next visit to Guwahati..& posts my reports on time!!!
HI!HI!HI!
73s
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
(Abhayapuri)(Assam)(India)

A Keyman In Key Position




Keyman occupies a crucial role in railway  track maintenance plus safety mechanism of Indian Railways..
Regular Inspection Of Keys of Track..Walk Of Several kms...Everyday..


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


GK's Radio Log Book A Few Entries On November 29,2018

Here is a few radio monitoring observations for November 29th which I like to share with radio around the world.
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

Date: November 29,2018

1.Bible Voice English
0221-0229utc 11790kHz (125kW ,Madagascar)
Good To Fair Signal,slight fading,slightly noisy
Gospel Talks,Gospel Song,@0227utc announcement about contact details etc of Northern Ireland Ministry Bible Speaks,@0229utc,Music Contact details of Bible Voice 
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0227utc:
https://app.box.com/s/aqzv8vqupbe6iwfovfdizlmr1rgye8zt
and around 0229utc Of Bible Voice English:
https://app.box.com/s/qcshoyaa3vorp9v1j2mtsrpkk9ks0ewm

2.All India Radio(AIR) North Eastern Service (NES) Shillong 
0250-0307utc 4970kHz (50kW,Shillong)
Good Signal ,modulation of the signal has slightly improved as AIR NES Shillong signal often can be heard with low intensity audio (low modulation)
Morning News In English  Relayed From Delhi ,at 0300utc North East News Bulletin & follwed by Western Music Request Program.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0304utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ov7dh5up6mprq46wcfz92cf5mtwwjdfx

3.All India Radio(AIR) Vividh Bharati Hindi
0340-0359utc 9865kHz (500kW,Bengaluru)
Good Signal 
Music based program,@0345utc interview with Bharatendu Bimal noted radio broadcaster who also worked in BBC Hindi & Yunus Khan of Vividh Bharati took the interview-2nd part aired
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 0350utc:
https://app.box.com/s/gt5xtv87l53xi9bv4l8a7xwdki455nud

4.Voice Of Mongolia English
 0913utc 12085kHz (250kW,Ulaanbaatar)
Weak Signal(low modulation?),strong interference from a Chinese Station broadcasting on 12080kHz as a form of sideband splatter
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/p7x4j2t9jk5d0movkw86s6mxs4n06d85

5.Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) English
0916utc 6035kHz (100kW,Thimphu)
Music Request Program via Telephone..a lady talks with a lady
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/huzi329tthxs2rvo2pz7xd5gfryjt5am

6.Radio Thailand World Service
1059utc 17630kHz (250kW,Udorn)
 Strong Signal
Station Idd Announcement In English by Male ..." This is HSK9...." followed by Interval Signal & repeated several times ..signal went off the air
Here is the link to the audio recorded:
https://app.box.com/s/kua9nun44xofy0knh3t34shqg3kxf925

7.BBCWS English
1053-1056utc 9900kHz (Kranji,125kW)
Strong Noise(jamming?),audio couldn't be copied as such but heard sometime
Here is the the link to the audio recorded around 1055utc:
https://app.box.com/s/pxmxkq5fu8bg9ybcrgmr0pcu9awavjhd

8.Radio New Zealand(RNZ) Pacific English 
1102-1115utc 9700kHz (100kW,Rangitaiki)
News by male voice,@1108utc Date Line Pacific 
Good to fair signal,slightly noise & fading
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1107utc:
https://app.box.com/s/q12ki8ho95inxgl58tedwxxykp6l36o8

9.All India Radio(AIR) Gangtok 
1207utc 4835kHz (10kW,Gangtok)
Strong hum type noise again..AIR Gangtok was not heard on 4835kHz in the morning as per my monitoring & also on its day time frequency of 6085kHz( inlcuding today).for two days or so..Today during the aircheck at 1207utc heard again with strong noise however no trace of audio was heard.
Here is the link to the audio recorded around 1208utc:
https://app.box.com/s/ch21vc0ovtst7xicoghhk61w5dzvqlpp

Acknowledgement:
Transmitter Details ...location power etc are taken from various Radio databases  & also in some cases time/freq skd of their respective stations.

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