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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AIR Special Transmission of President's Address to the Nation



Warm 65th Independence Day greetings from Assam to all. 

Here is my monitoring observation for AIR special transmission of eve of Independence Day address to the nation by the Honourable President of India His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee for the first time after he is being elected as President last month. My QTH location is JORHAT, ASSAM (Latitude: 26° 45' 0 N, Longitude: 94° 13' 0 E.) and for this observation I have used Sangean ATS 909 and Kestral W31MS active loop antenna.


On Shortwave: Between 1330-1345 UTC

4760 Leh - Not Heard
4760 Port Blair- Heard with SINPO- 22222
4775 Imphal- Heard with SINPO- 55444
4800 Hyderabad : Strong Chinese signal, station was almost inaudible.
4810 Bhopal: Heard with SINPO- 33333
4820 Kolkata: Not heard. Strong Chinese signal.
4835 Gangtok: Heard with SINPO- 34333
4840 Mumbai: Heard with SINPO- 35333
4850 Kohima : Heard with SINPO- 55455 (Very strong and clear reception)
4880 Lucknow: Heard with SINPO- 45444
4895 Kurseong : Heard with SINPO- 44334
4910 Jaipur: Heard with SINPO- 32233
4920 Chennai : Not Heard, Strong Chinese signal.
4940 Guwahati : Heard with SINPO- 44444
4950 Srinagar: Heard with SINPO- 24222
4965 Shimla: Heard with SINPO- 45343
4970 Shillong: Heard with SINPO- 55444 (Here is a voice file recorded:https://www.box.com/s/5eac4df9115c09fd0546)
4990 Itanagar : Heard with SINPO- 45434
5010 Thiruvananthapuram: Heard but with strong noise and almost unreadable.
5015 Delhi : Not Heard.
5040 Jeypore: Heard with SINPO- 35333
5050 Aizawl : Not Heard. Strong Chinese station instead of AIR Aizawl.
6030 Delhi : Heard with SINPO- 22222

9425 Delhi: Heard with SINPO- 54444 (Here is a recording of the first few minutes of President's speech recorded on this frequency- https://www.box.com/s/8be21a26898739da6815
9470 Aligarh : Not Heard.
9870 Bangalore: Heard with SINPO- 22222 (CRI English was strong)

On Mediumwave: Between 1345-1410 UTC


567 Dibrugarh: Heard with SINPO 54555. Interestingly while checking this station at 1400 UTC I heard Lao National Radio with its English language transmission interfering with AIR Dibrugarh. Here is a recording of this interesting log: https://www.box.com/s/d3ecb73c6633caed218b.
639 Kohima: Heard with SINPO- 33333
657 Kolkata A: Heard with SINPO- 45444
675 Itanagar: Heard with SINPO- 44444
828 Silchar: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 43444
864 Shillong: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 54555
882 Imphal: : Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 54444
954 Najibabad: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 34333
972 Cuttack A: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 35333
1062 Pasighat: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 24222
1125 Tezpur: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 44344
1179 Rewa: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 23232
1233 Tura: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 33333
1512 Kokrajhar: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 24222
1584 Diphu: Heard Hindi translation of President's Speech with SINPO 25333


By clicking the below link you can listen to that eve of Independence Day address to the nation by Honourable President of India His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee transmitted via most of the national and regional channels of All India Radio today between 7:00 - 7:30 PM (IST) on 14th August 2012.  


73,

Prithwiraj 


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