Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frequency change for Radio Japan, Bengali Service, & new Post Box address in Kolkata, India

Radio Japan, NHK World, Bengali Service, shall change their frequency from Sunday, 30.03.2014, (A14 summer season) to 11685 kHz (ex 13615 kHz). Broadcasting time shall remain same i.e. 1300-1345 UTC. Relay transmitter site was shifted from Singapore to Uzbekistan in B13 winter season. Listeners reported almost inaudibility in the target area of India east and Bangladesh during the whole B13 season. Even replacing the frequency in B13 season, could not bring any improvement in reception. In A14 summer season, Radio Japan shall again use Singapore transmitter site which provides excellent reception in South Asia.

Radio Japan has also changed their Post Box address in Kolkata, India. New PO Box address is PO Box-9477, Kolkata 700016, India. It was requested not to mention any host/presenters name in the listeners letters towards safe delivery.  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bangladesh Betar : Change of frequency for external service

Bangladesh Betar external service has changed their frequencies for Nepali and English broadcast:

1315-1345 UTC, Nepali, 9455 kHz (ex 7250 kHz)
1745-1900 UTC, English to Europe, 13580 kHz (ex 7250 kHz)

However, there is no change in schedule as appearing in their official website so far: http://www.betar.org.bd/frequency.html

Bangladesh Betar issues paper QSL card without any reply postage. Send your reception report by email to rrc@dhaka.net in attn. of Mr. Zia Hassan, Dy. Station Engineer.

Postal address for reception reports:

Bangladesh Betar
Research and Receiving Centre
121, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Dhaka 1000

Friday, March 7, 2014

All India Radio Kolkata A programme via 1000 kW Chinsurah transmitter

May be due to a report in Bengali daily 'Bartaman' on 1.2.2014, Prasar Bharati has published an advertisement in today's Bengali daily 'Ananda Bazar Patrika' regarding regular transmission of Kolkata A programme via its new 1000 kW Chinsurah transmitter. Kolkata A programme shall now be relayed from Chinsurah transmitter site in parallel to Amtala site.

Schedule:    0025-0930 UTC on 594 kHz
                   1130-1745 UTC on 1134 kHz.

Earlier, Chinsurah transmitter (actually at Mogra) site was testing with feed from various other Bengali programme like Kolkata A, AIR FM Gold, DTH etc. 

Here is the advertisement published in Bengali daily 'Anandabazar Patrika' on 7th March 2014. 

Here is the report which was published in Bengali daily 'Bartaman' on 1 February 2014.

Here is the editorial which came on the next day i.e.2 February 2014

Here is my feedback which was published in Bengali daily 'Bartaman' on 17.2.2014

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bangladesh Betar, Barishal, testing new 20 kW Mediumwave transmitter

Bangladesh Betar, Barishal, is testing their new 20 kW Medium Wave transmitter on 1287 kHz. The station is playing continuous Bengali songs. 

Station will shortly start DRM test transmission. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Change in frequency of Radio Japan Bengali w.e.f. 1.12.2013

Radio Japan Bengali service is changing their frequency from 12035 kHz to 13615 kHz. (1300-1345 UTC) from 1.12.2013 to avoid poor reception and co-channel interference from VO Turkey.

Verification letter from All India Radio, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

All India Radio, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, is now issuing verification letter. Following verification letter was received by Speed Post within 18 days from the date of posting.