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Saturday, January 26, 2013

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