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Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Recent Monitoring of AIR Stations from NE India

In past few days I have read many monitoring observation posts from Ron Howard from California, USA and Gautam Kumar Sharma of Abhayapuri, Assam regarding AIR Shillong, AIR Aizawl and other AIR regional stations who are currently broadcasting on shortwave. These postings in yahoo DX lists increased my curiosity for these station's recent status and during past few days I have been regularly monitoring these stations. As far as  AIR Shillong and AIR Aizawl is concerned, I have monitored these two station in past few days and yes, found that AIR Shillong is now can be better heard on 4971 kHz rather than 4970 kHz. Please find below two links for AIR Shillong video as received here in my QTH at Jorhat in Assam, in the morning hours. 



And AIR Aizawl, although not very strong, but can be heard now in morning as well as evening hours on 5050 kHz. During evening hours though I observed some interference from CNR. Here are two videos. 





I have also tried other AIR stations in NE, viz AIR Imphal on 4775 kHz, AIR Gangtok on 4835 kHz, AIR Kohima on 4850 kHz, AIR Kurseong on 4895 kHz, AIR Guwahati on 4940 kHz and AIR Itanagar on 4990 kHz on 9th August morning between 0300-0400 UTC, but could not heard any of them except AIR Kurseong on 4895 kHz. This prove that other AIR stations are off the air these days as already informed by Ron Howard and Gautam Sharma. Here is a video of this AIR station search. 


For all these observations I have used JRC NRD-91 receiver and a 20 mt. long dipole antenna. Hope these will be useful information for all of you as AIR will be broadcasting LIVE commentary of  India's 67th Independence Day celebration from Red Fort, New Delhi on 15th August and these AIR stations are suppose to relay this program on their respective frequencies between 0135-0240 UTC. Please monitor and if received any you can send your Reception Reports to : spectrum-manager@air.org.in

or

Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

So, until next time good bye and 73's.

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