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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Myanmar Radio Transmission Schedule A11

 Myanmar Radio Transmission Schedule A11

English:

UTC 0230-0330  -- 576/7200 kHz
UTC 0700-0730  -- 594/576/9730 kHz
UTC 1530-1630  -- 576/594/5985 kHz



Via Win Aung, Director (Broadcasting)
   Myanmar Radio & Television


73's

Prithwiraj

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Radio Exterior de Espana Schedule


REE Latest frequency schedule for foreign language transmissions.


http://www.rtve.es/contenidos/documentos/frecuenciasextranjeras032011.pdf

73's,

Prithwiraj

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday Night DX


Saturday Night DX

Last Saturday night (9th April, 2011) I had a wonderful romance with my Degen DE1103 digital receiver accompanied by my Kestral W31MS loop antenna. I was attempting such solo DXpedition for last few nights, but my attraction to the bed prevented me to do so. But Saturday night I pre-planned my targets and started playing with my receiver from around 1600 UTC. I continued this DX romance till 2200 hr. UTC and found some very interesting station observations. I started from my favorite Mailbag show, that’s DW Inbox, then heard Worldwide Friendship on KBS World Radio, had a nice time listening the DX Corner on Voice of Turkey, found some interesting reception conditions of stations like Voice of Turkey, IRIB, Polish Radio, Bible Voice BC, Radio Tirana, Radio Damascus, Radio Romania International, Voice of Indonesia and many more. But for me the most significant one was my first experience with English language service of Radio Exterior De Espana (REE) from 2110 UTC on 9650 kHz. I had logged REE in French and Arabic languages, but totally unknown about their English transmissions. So, it was nice to hear them in English. Apart from this tried some frequencies and stations recently logged or observed by some of my senior DXers  like Radio Tajikistan, Radio Djibouti, RAE, RTE (via Sentech) and found that Radio Tajikistan was weakly heard on 4765 kHz from 1930 UTC in local language, while Radio Djibouti was almost inaudible. Tried to heard RTE via Sentech from 1945 UTC on 5840 kHz, but found the RTE reception was so much weak. Though some voices heard but it was unclear. RAE- Argentina was also noted very weak and unclear on 15345 kHz from 2110 kHz. Radio Damascus, broadcasting from disturbed Syria was heard very much clear (although the signal strength was between average to fair) on 9330 kHz from 2100-2130 UTC. Heard the Syrian Government’s point of view as well as updates on ongoing reform movement in Syria.


Please find below the links to the recorded voice files of Radio Damascus and Radio Exterior de Espana during my Saturday night activity. 

http://www.box.net/shared/l78dedtohq

http://www.box.net/shared/u6z5t2ob3v

                           Here is a quick summary of my Saturday night loggings.

 Time (UTC)
Frequency (kHz)
Station Name
Language
Program
SIO Rating
1600-1630
6170
Deutsche Welle
English
News, Inbox
433
1630-1650
9515
KBS World Radio
English
Worldwide Friendship
444
1651-1705
15520
Voice of Turkey
English
DX Corner
211 (Severe Noise, Weak Signal)
1716
9770
Polish Radio
English
News and Reports
222 (Noise, strong interference)
1800
6260
The Voice Asia
Hindi/Punjabi
Music/Talk show
433
1812
11855
Bible Voice BC
English
Bible Reading
444
1815
9770
WYFR
English
Bible Reading
323
1825
7275
KBS World R
English
Worldwide Friendship
323
1845
7520
R. Tirana
English
News
222
1855
7290
IRRS- European Gospel Radio
English
Talk on Bible
111
1900
9730
Vo Vietnam
English
News & Reports
544
1915
7205
R. Thailand
English
News
533
1920
9525
Vo Indonesia
English
News/Reports
423
1933
4765
R. Tajikistan
Tajik
Call-in Show, music
222
1938
9780
IRIB R. Tehran
English
News
433
1945
5840
RTE (Via Sentech)
English
Male talk, music
111
2000
9755
Vatican Radio
English
Bible Talk
333
2010
9820
RDP Int. (Portugal)
Portuguese
Live commentary of a sports event (may be football match)
444
2030
11940
Radio Romania Int.
English
News, Reports, features.
333
2140
7205
Voice of Turkey
English
The DX Corner
434 (VOT overtaken by CRI completely from 2100 UTC)
2100
9330
R. Damascus
English
News and current affairs
333
2115
15345
RAE- Argentina
English
Male talk (may be news read)
111
2125
9650
REE- Spain
English
Various (news, interviews, music, etc.)
433








Your comments and feedbacks are always welcome.

73's,

Prithwiraj 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some More A11 Observations


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

I did monitored RRI reception quality here from my QTH in Jorhat located at Coordinates: 26.75°N 94.22°E. I noted that the reception of RRI English service transmission during B10 schedule were not so much satisfactory on 9690 kHz and 11895 kHz. While monitoring these frequencies I found that on 9690 kHz RRI was almost inaudible and on 11895 kHz though RRI was received, but not satisfactory. 
From the beginning of A11 schedule this poor reception condition of RRI has improved dramatically on new frequency 15340 kHz with strong signal strength and almost clear voice quality. Over the past few days enjoying Radio Romania programs between 0300-0400 UTC on 15340 kHz with lots of clarity and good reception condition. But the frequency 11895 kHz is not doing well right now. 

RRI Voice File: http://www.box.net/shared/qojxeh62pu

SLBC Hindi and All Asia Service

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.

IRIB English

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. 

Voice File of NHK Hindi: http://www.box.net/shared/9tbontm751
Voice File of NHK Bengali: http://www.box.net/shared/31bo56hnz5




TRT- Voice of Turkey


I found that the Voice of Turkey English transmission these days has been coming loud and clear on 15520 kHz between 1630-1730 UTC,  although some noise and propagation noted during the first half of the transmission, but almost clear during the second half. But noted that the one hour transmissions is ending up before 10 minutes of schedule time. This is quite surprising for me.


Voice file of TRT: http://www.box.net/shared/9265v3clsr



Also observed that KBS and RTI English transmissions from 1600 UTC on 9515 kHz and  9435 kHz respectively  for several days now and found that KBS  is being heard with nice reception having strong singal quality and clarity in voice. But RTI reception is not that much improved till now as I noted strong interference (though lesser than B10 season) and severe noise. Hopefully RTI will improved in very near future. 


Voice of Korea broadcasting from Pyongyang is also as usually blasting on 15100 kHz between 0200-0300 UTC these days. Although Radyo Pilipinas cancelled its frequency 17770 kHz, but their transmission on 15285 is very much clear between 0200-0300 kHz. Also checked 11880 kHz, and found that this frequency is much weaker than that of 15285 kHz at the same time.

Wish you all the best for nice DXing experiences in A11 season.


73's,

Prithwiraj Purkayastha

Pub Bongalpukhuri ( Pothar)

Ward No. 17
Jorhat 785001-23
Assam ( India)