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Saturday, January 26, 2013


Dear Friends,

I'de like to share a great news with all of you. After completing six successful episodes of my DX report on Wavescan, the weekly DX Program on Adventist World Radio and WRMI in USA I shall now start presenting a monthly DX Report for KBS World Radio, South Korea! It'll be a part of "Weekly DX Tips" presently hosted by Kevin O'donovan in program Worldwide Friendship and I shall join the KBS team with my DX report from India every last Saturday in a month. DX tips titled "Indian DX Report" will be first aired on 26th January, Saturday. So please stay tuned, listen and send me your comments and reception reports. 

Schedule of KBS World Radio English transmissions on Shortwave:

English 1

Time (UTC) Target Area Frequency (kHz)
0200-0300 SAm 9580
0800-0900 seAs 9570
1300-1400 Nam 15575
1300-1400 seAs 9570
1600-1700 seAs 9640
1600-1700 Eu 9515
1800-1900 Eu 7275

English 2
1100-1130 Eu (Sat only) 9760 (DRM)
2200-2230 Eu 3955 (Skelton)

English 3
0200-0300 seAs 9640
1230-1330 China 6095
1400-1500 seAs 9640

Podcast (RSS Feed of Worldwide Friendship):
Podcast Page:

AIR Republic Day Transmission Observation 2013

Hi Friends,

Wish you a Happy 64th Republic Day! 

Republic Day of India evokes the feelings of patriotism in the heart of every Indian, reminiscing India's glorious history, rich culture and precious heritage. Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognised as the Republic Day of India.

On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies and parades by armed forces and school children are held in different parts of the country. The grandest and most important of these parades is held at Rajpath in New Delhi, which showcases a multi-hued image of the country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess. This parade is presided over by the President of India. 

All India Radio every year doing a special coverage of Republic Day celebration of the nation started with address by the Hon’ble President to the Nation on the Eve of the Republic Day on 25th January and Live broadcast of Republic Day Parade on 26th January from Rajpath, New Delhi.

Here is a quick summery of reception of All India Radio's special live commentary of Republic Day parade at New Delhi through its national and regional stations . My QTH location is Jorhat in Assam, India (Latitude: 26° 45' 0 N, Longitude: 94° 13' 0 E) and for this monitoring of AIR signals I have used a JRC NRD-91 receiver with 20 mt. long wire outdoor antenna.
Observation Time from 0430 to 0530 UTC.


6155 kHz AIR National (Bengaluru): Not Heard
9595 kHz AIR National (Delhi) : Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 45354
11620 kHz AIR National (Bengaluru): Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 23222
5990 kHz AIR National (Delhi): Not Heard
15050 kHz AIR National (Bengaluru): Commentary in English. SINPO 45333
7230 kHz AIR Kurseong : Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 35333
7440 kHz AIR Lucknow : Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 25222
7380 kHz AIR Chennai: Commentary in English. Very fainted reception.
7390 kHz AIR Portblair: Commentary in Hindi. Very Fainted.
7430 kHz AIR Bhopal: Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 34323
4940 kHz AIR Guwahati: Commentary in English. SINPO 25222
4910 kHz AIR Jaipur: Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 25122
7295 kHz AIR Aizawl: Commentary in Hindi. SINPO 35353
7420 kHz AIR Hydrabad: Commentary in English. Very Fainted reception.

567 kHz AIR Dibrugarh: Commentary in English. Excellent Reception. 
640 kHz AIR Kohima: Commentary in English. Excellent Reception except little noise.
675 kHz AIR Itanagar: Commentary in Hindi. Excellent Reception.
828 kHz AIR Silchar: Commentary in Hindi. Weak Reception.
882 kHz AIR Imphal: Commentary in English. Good Reception. Slight noise, fading.

Read more about Republic Day of India here:

Prithwiraj Purkayastha

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Date of Broadcast: 30th September 2012

Written and Edited by: Prithwiraj Purkayastha
Presented by: Prithwiraj Purkayastha
Program: Wavescan 
Station: Adventist World Radio & WRMI

Namaskar radio friends around the world. I am your host Prithwiraj with the 5th edition of Indian DX Report. Thank you very much for your overwhelming response with reception reports, letters and email after that last edition of IDXR. Hope to get similar responses from you again and again which is always a great inspiration for Indian DX Report.  So lets start with some news from India.

=> Durga Puja is the most important and sacred festival for Hindus residing specially in Eastern part of India and this is the most hapenning festival for Bengalies around the world. Countdown of this great Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya, that is seven days before the start of five day long religious festival. All India Radio will be doing a special transmission for "Mahalaya" on 15th October, 2012 (Monday) from 2225 to 0015 hour UTC. This will be a special two hour tranmission of “Mahisasura Mardini”consisting of Sanskrit recitation & music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930s. This is a great opportunity to catch AIR regional stations on Shortwave as well as Medium Wave. The following AIR stations usually broadcast this special transmission on Shortwave apart from many on Medium wave: 4760 kHz - Port Blair, 4810 kHz – Bhopal, 4820 kHz– Kolkata, 4835 kHz – Gangtok, 4880 kHz – Lucknow, 4895 kHz – Kurseong, 4940 kHz – Guwahati, 4965 kHz – Shimla, 9425 kHz - Delhi (Khampur) and 9470 kHz- Aligarh.

=>India’s first 1000 Kilo Watt DRM Super Power Transmitter of All India Radio has been dedicated to the Nation at Liyare village in Jamnagar district in Gujarat on 10th September. This Super Power Transmittre with DRM technology is capable of broadcasting in DRM, AM and simulcast modes which is the  first of its kind in the country. The entire project was completed at the  total cost of 42 crore rupees. This Relay Station used by Urdu, Sindhi and Baluchi programs of AIR External Services beamed to nearby Pakistan,Afghanistan, Iran and some other Gulf countries in North West  direction. The frequency is 1071 kHz for AM mode and 1080 kHz for DRM mode. 

The External Service sked on MW 1071 kHz is  0015-0100 UTC in Urdu, 0100-0200 UTC in Sindhi, 0200-0430 UTC in Urdu, 0830-1130 UTC in Urdu, 1230-1500 UTC in Sindhi, 1500-1600 UTC in Baluchi, 1600-1930 UTC in Urdu. If you hear any of these transmission then you can send your reception reports to:

Super Power Transmitter, All India Radio
Radio Colony
Jamnagar Road,
Rajkot 360006
Gujarat, India

=>All India Radio, Lucknow station recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary. This prestigious station  is one of the oldest stations started during 1938 alongwith Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Tiruchi. AIR Lucknow can be heard on 4880 kHz on Shortwave and on 747 kHz and 1278 kHz on Medium Wave. 

In a recent news published in some Pakistani media it has been said that Radio Pakistan management has decided to shut down 5 shortwave (SW) transmitters installed at HTP Rawat with immediate effect. These transmitters installed over a vast area of about 370 acres of land to transmit Radio Pakistan signals to the outside world including South East Asia, Gulf, Middle East, Europe and some other parts. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) — management is doing so to shift external services on internet and subsequently on satellite. More updates are awaited on this. 

The current Sked of SLBC in Indian Vernaculars is  0113-0330 UTC  on 11905 kHz (200kW), 7190 kHz (10kW) and from  0830 to 1215 UTC on  6005 kHz (10kW) and 11905 kHz.  In weekends this transmission can go up to 0500 UTC depending on sponsored programs.  The  All Asia Service in English is from 0125 to 0300 UTC on 15745 kHz of 35 kW power which was previously used by Voice of America and  on 9770  & 6005 kHz of 10kW power which are slightly off frequency. On Saturday and Sunday this transmission can go  upto 0500 UTC depending on sponsored programmes, usually Gospel programs.  The Sinhala service of SLBC to the Middle East 11750 kHz can be heard from 1630 to 1834 UTC.  SLBC has also introduced a short English News broadcast in their main Hindi Program of 0115 to 0330 UTC on 11905 kHz and 7190 kHz.

Now here are some recent station logging details: 

Recently Radio Hargeisha from Somalia is heard here in Indian Subcontinent testing with  new 100kW tramnsmitter on 7120 kHz from around 1400-1830 UTC and also started Morning tests from 0300 till about 0500. 

Radio Kuwait in Urdu is recently being heard with excellent reception condition on 15540 kHz between 1700-1800 UTC. 

Voice of Broad Masses from African nation Eritrea was heard in Tigrinya language on 6th September from 1600 UTC on 7205 kHz with SINPO 33333.  

KNLS in Russian was heard on 6th September from 1615 UTC on 9655 kHz with SINPO 33333. 

Radio Santec in English was heard on 16th September via IRRS Shortwave, Milano, Italy on 15190 kHz between 1500 to 1530 UTC with SINPO 43333.

CBC North Quebec Radio was heard in English on 16th September with English news and reports on 9625 kHz between 2200 to 2230 UTC. SINPO was 32332.

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting in English was heard on 12th September on 13780 kHz between 1530 to 1630 UTC with SINPO 55444

KTWR- Agat, Guam in English was received with fair signal on 12th September on 15200 kHz between 1500-1530 UTC. SINPO 55444

FEBC transmitting from Manila, Philippines was heard in Combodian language on 9th of this month on 7410 kHz between 1230 to 1245 UTC. SINPO was 33333.

And with this we came to the end of this edition of Indian DX Report. For this edition I would like thank our friend Jose Jacob, Partha Sarathi Goswami and Swopan Chakraborty of India,  Victor Goonetilleke of Sri Lanka and Abid Hussain Sajid of Pakistan and news sources of DX-India Yahoo Group. 

Two beautifully designed QSLs are ready to be distributed among our listeners who send us a correct reception report for this edition of IDXR. For sending a printed paper QSL by post we request our listeners in India to send 1 IRC or Mint Indian stamps worth Rs. 25/- (for each QSL) as return postage and all listeners in abroad are requested to send 2 IRCs or mint Indian Stamps of same value as return postage with the reception report for a paper QSL by post. Reception reports without return postage will be awarded eQSLs. Please send your comments and reception reports to:

C/o. Prithwiraj Purkayastha
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