Monday, June 06, 2016

Observations on All India Radio

Latest changes to All India Radio External Services A-16

Delete the following:
0000-0045 Tamil 11985
0045-0115 Sinhala 11985
0100-0200 Sindhi 9635
1145-1315 Chinese 11845
1215-1315 Burmese 11710
1330-1500 English 11620
1515-1615 Swahili 17670
1615-1730 Hindi 17670
1745-1945 English 17670
(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS-5/25/2016)

5050, AIR Aizawl (presumed). It will be recalled that this briefly reactivated back in April, but not heard again till today (June 4).  At 1143 UTC could tell there where two stations here, the other  being the stronger Beibu Bay Radio (China); AIR very faint  underneath BBR; 1220 seemed to go into their usual segment  in English. Very nice to have them back. Hope they stay on the  air longer than their last reactivation. RonHoward/CA-Top Nx 1255/04 June 2016)

INDIA Short wave frequencies from Delhi-Khampur being dropped. At first sight, the reductions at the external service of All India Radio seemed to suggest a transmitter failure at Delhi Khampur. However, taking into account the reductions at the Home Service reported earlier and the
overlaps in broadcast times, this seems to be deliberate.

0000-0115 11985 AIR External Service Tamil. 0045 Sinhala
0100-0200 9635 ES Sindhi
0200-0230 6030 HS Uttarakhand programme
1145-1315 11845 ES Chinese
1215-1430 6030 HS Uttarakhand programme
1215-1315 11710 ES Burmese
1320-0043 6155 HS National Channel
1330-1500 11620 ES English
1515-1730 17670 ES Swahili. 1615 Hindi
1745-1945 17670 ES English
(Prof. Dr. Hansjoerg Biener-D, 25 May 2016, DXindia yg)

According to information from the station, the SW transmissions from AIR Lucknow was discontinued from 1 Apr 2016 due to non availability of valves for replacement. The 50 kW transmitter which used the frequencies of 4880 during morning & night & 7440 during day time stopped in the evening of 31 Mar 2016.

So far 11 stations of AIR has been discontinued on SW in recent times.
(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS/National Institute of Amateur Radio Hyderabad, India)