Dear DXer Friends,
Here is some of my observations during current A11 transmission season. For all the monitoring I have used my beloved Degen DE 1103 and Grundig YB 80 digital receivers with Kestral W31MS loop antenna.
Radio Romania International
For last few days I have been very much satisfied with the reception condition of SLBC, both Hindi Language service as well as All Asia service in English. I have noted that the reception of Hindi language service at 11905 kHz is doing very good compared to reception of few weeks back with lesser noise and propagation. Although some interference also noted during my two days observation of this frequency on 5th and 6th of April, but still I believe that I am able to listen this Hindi language service with good reception condition after a long time. Enjoyed those golden Hindi film songs on SLBC. While on 15745 kHz, the reception of All Asia service is quite good with good signal strength, but here also some noise and propagation disturbance noted.
Tuned to IRIB English language service on 31/03/11 at 11945 kHz around 1545 UTC and found the reception as loud and clear. But from 1600 UTC the noise level suddenly increased a lot. Again on 4th of April heard IRIB English language transmission from 1110 UTC on 21630 kHz and at this frequency found the reception condition very good and loud. No interference noted as well as very low noise level observed.
IRIB Voice File: http://www.box.net/shared/6f8x9oxgu1
NHK World Radio Japan
NHK World Radio Japan Bengali service has change its frequency of transmission from old 9720 kHz to 11685 kHz transmitter at Singapore. This change has been noted as remarkable as this Singapore relay station is blasting now a days with clear and loud reception quality here in Assam. After a long long time listening Radio Japan Bengali service with very satisfactory reception condition. On the other hand the Hindi service of NHK now broadcasting two time a day, in morning as well as evening. The morning transmission which starts at 0130 UTC received here on 11740 kHz with not so much clear reception. The signal strength during this morning transmission noted as fair to weak and lots of propagation and noise observed. The evening transmission which starts at 1430 UTC on 15745 kHz is received here with quite strong signal and lesser noise and no interference.
Pub Bongalpukhuri ( Pothar)
Ward No. 17
Assam ( India)