Thursday, August 13, 2015

KTWR Guam DRM Test

KTWR Guam DRM Test

Date : 13th & 14th Aug 2015 (Thu & Fri)
Time : 1445 -1515 UTC (8.15 - 8.45 pm IST)
Power : 90 kW
Language : English
Frequency : 15450 kHz 
Azi : 285 Deg (towards Delhi)

Reception reports appreciated.
Via Alokesh

Posted by: Alokesh Gupta <>

Special broadcasts by AIR for Independence Day

Special broadcasts by All India Radio on Independence Day (15 Aug 2015)
India is celebrating its 69th Independence Day on 15 August 2014.
The details of special programs by AIR for the occasion is as follows:
14 August 2015 (Friday)   1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST)
Honble President Pranab Mukherjee's "Address to the Nation" on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English at 1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST).
All stations of AIR will relay this on MW,SW & FM.
Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies
4760 Leh
4760 Port Blair
4775 Imphal ?
4800 Hyderabad
4810 Bhopal
4820 Kolkata ?
4835 Gangtok
4850 Kohima ?
4860 Shimla ?
4880 Lucknow
4895 Kurseong
4910 Jaipur
4920 Chennai  
4950 Srinagar ?
4970 Shillong
4990 Itanagar ?
5010 Thiruvananthapuram 
5040 Jeypore
5050 Aizawl 
6030 Delhi ?
9425 Delhi
9380 Aligarh
9870 Bangalore 
? = Irregular / Off air lately

15 August 2015 (Saturday) 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST)
All India Radio will broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minster's speech to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2014 on the following SW frequencies.

English:  11985 Delhi 250 kW,
               15050 Bengaluru 500 kW
               15185 Panaji 250 kW

6155 Aligarh 250 kW
7340  Mumbai 100 kW
9595 Delhi 250 kW
11620 Bengaluru 500 kW
(Note : External Services in Urdu on 6155, 730, 9595, 11620 are replaced by running commentary at this time)

The Regional SW Stations will start using their day time frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

The sign on schedule for that day is as follows with normal sign on timings in brackets.

1. Bhopal - 0130 UTC (Ex 0225) 7430
2. Chennai  - 0130 UTC (Ex 0300) 7380
3. Hyderabad - 0130 UTC (Ex 0225) 7420
4. Imphal - 0130 UTC (Ex 0225) 7335
5. Kolkata -  0130 UTC (Ex 0230) 7210
6. Port Blair - 0130 UTC (Ex 0315) 7390
Shimla ? - 0025 UTC (Ex 0215) 6020
8. Thiruvanathapuram - 0130 UTC (Ex 0230) 7290

Note: Srinagar ? will not change to 6110 at 0215 but will continue on 4950

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows:
4760   Leh                                         
4835   Gangtok        
4840   Mumbai         
4850   Kohima ?         
4880   Lucknow        
4895   Kurseong      
4910   Jaipur
4970   Shillong         
4990   Itanagar       
5040   Jeypore         
5050   Aizawl
7270  Chennai
Check also 13695 & 15120 via Bangalore
All stations of AIR will relay the running commentary.

Reception Reports to :


Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India
Via Jose Jacob, VU2JOS National Institute of Amateur Radio  Hyderabad, India  
Mobile: +91 94416 96043     

Posted by: "Jose Jacob, VU2JOS" <>

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Workshop on community broadband

சமுதாய வானொலிக்கான பயிற்சி பட்டறை.

This is to bring to your notice that IT for Change, Society for Knowledge Commons, Ideosync Media Combine and Digital Empowerment Foundation, are together organising a workshop on/*"Taking Internet to rural communities: Last Mile Models for the National Optical Fibre Network"*/, at India International Centre, New Delhi, on 5th September.
For details:
Via CR India

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Radio Brahmaputra creates waves

At a time when differences among communities are on the rise, Radio Brahmaputra, a community radio station, is creating waves and uniting tribal groups in upper Assam's Dibrugarh.

The radio station, which began in 2010, has become the voice of the downtrodden with programmes in five languages, including Bhojpuri and Chadri, a tea tribe dialect.

Radio ham talks to space station from garden shed

An amateur radio enthusiast has described how he made contact with theInternational Space Station from his garden shed.

Adrian Lane, 52, a former lorry driver, spent weeks trying to make contact after being told that astronauts were due to pass over his home.

1st batch of radio channels in phase-III auction earns govt Rs

மூன்றாம் கட்ட தனியார் பண்பலை வானொலி ஏலத்தில் ரூ.900 கோடி அரசுக்கு கிடைக்க வாய்ப்பு

At the close of the ninth day of e-auctions of the first batch of private radio channels for Phase-III expansion, the cumulative provisional winning price of 85 channels in 56 cities touched Rs 900 crore as against their aggregate reserve price of about Rs 407 crore.

SSLC students can learn lessons through radio

மீண்டும் வானொலி மூலமாக பள்ளிப் படங்கள்

Radio is a powerful medium to impart education. It is used for disseminatinginformation as well as providing entertainment. 

It spreads information to greater group of population thereby saving time, energy, money and manpower in an effective way, said B V Padma, station director, All India Radio, Mangaluru.