All India Radio (New Year Special): December 31, 2017

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The following recording of the general overseas service of All India Radio was made on 31 December 2017 starting around 2256 UTC. This was received and recorded with a WinRadio Excalibur SDR. The antenna was a horizontal delta loop and location is North Carolina, USA.

Indo-Pakistan War (1971)

Indo-Pakistan War (1971)

Shortwave transmissions from All India Radio during the Indo-Pakistan War (1971)

01 All India Radio (Thursday 16 Dec. 1971) 20-00 GMT

02 All India Radio (Friday 17 Dec. 1971) 20-00 GMT

03 All India Radio (Saturday 18 Dec. 1971) 20-00 GMT

Information on the Indo-Pakistan War (1971)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1971

Off-air recordings by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

Death of Lord Louis Mountbatten (1979)

BBC World Service (August 28, 1979)

All India Radio (August 28, 1979)

Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia

Information on the life and death of Louis Mountbatten-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Mountbatten,_1st_Earl_Mountbatten_of_Burma

Other broadcasts on this topic-

https://archive.org/details/DeathOfLouisMountbatten1979

AIR National Channel: May 1, 2016

All India Radio's National Channel recorded in London, UK on May 1, 2016 at 1802 UTC, on the frequency of 9380 kHz using AirSpy, SpyVerter, SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole antenna. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

All India Radio (GOS): December 4, 2015

All India Radio's General Overseas Service recorded in London, UK on December 4, 2015 at 2053 UTC on the frequency of 9445 kHz using a Lowe HF-150 radio with the Lowe PR-150 preselector and DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. Despite these RFI reduction efforts, the initial recording was badly damaged by the noise from several nearby powerline networking adapters (before the correct phasing settings in the NCC-1 unit could be identified, which ultimately nulled this noise) and by degraded propagation towards the end of the transmission. Fortunately, post-processing the recording in SDR# using its noise reduction plugins made the audio listenable once again.

AIR National Channel: September 15, 2015

All India Radio's National Channel recorded in London, UK on September 15, 2015 at 1652 UTC, on the frequency of 9380 kHz using SDRPlay with SDR# software and a 2 x 6m long wire dipole. The transmitter has a power rating of 250 kW and is located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is an interesting catch in Europe, as the transmission is directed southwards.

All India Radio: November 20, 2008

The following recording of All India Radio was made on November 20, 2008 beginning around 1458 UTC on 9870 kHz.

This off air recording comes from a collection of archived recordings by SWAA contributor, Terry Wilson. 

Terry made this and all of his recordings in the Midwestern US on either the Ten-Tec RX-320D or Eton E1XM receivers. He used the recording facility of the Shortwave Log software.  Terry notes that any "QRM includes city power lines, street lights with bad ballasts, household electronics, and interference from Radio Havana Cuba."

Many thanks for sharing these recordings, Terry! For more recordings from this collection, simply follow this tag: Terry Wilson.

You can listen to the full recording below, or download as an MP3 with the link provided:

All India Radio, English: October 16, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of All India Radio in English. This broadcast was recorded in Europe on October 16, 2014 at 1745 UTC, shortwave frequency of 7,550 kHz.

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All India Radio, English: August 14, 2014

One of my favorite shortwave stations for music, besides ERT Open (former Voice of Greece), is All India Radio (AIR).

Since their broadcasts originate on the other side of the planet (from my North American location), their signal bounces off the ionosphere many times before I ever hear it. I actually like the result of this; the static of space makes their already beautiful music sound even more textured, enhancing the distance of its source, and heightening the music’s sense of mystery and nostalgia.

I recorded this AIR broadcast on August 14th, 2014–around 20:45 UTC–on 9,445 kHz using an Elad FDM-S2. You can download the MP3 by clicking here, or simply listen in the embedded player below. Enjoy!

All India Radio, English: April 21, 2014

Many thanks to SWAA contributor, Frank, for this recording of All India Radio. 

Frank recorded this broadcast from his home in Europe on April 21, 2014, on 7,550 kHz, starting at 17:45 UTC. 

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All India Radio (DRM): April 14, 2014

Shola highlands are found in Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur which is part of the Western Ghats. (Photo source:  Karunakar Rayker )

Shola highlands are found in Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur which is part of the Western Ghats. (Photo source: Karunakar Rayker)

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Fahey, who has shared this Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) recording of All India Radio.

Mark explains:

"Almost every morning at 5:45AM (Sydney time) I have my first cup of coffee and eat breakfast and listen to the All India Radio Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Hindi language evening broadcast to Europe. At this time of year in Australia (April) the broadcast starts in darkness and ends as the sun is rising. The broadcast originates from the Khampur (Delhi) transmission facility. 

I have a deep love for India and have spent a large part of my life working and living there, so I take every opportunity to listen to All India Radio in both DRM and analogue mode.

Digital DRM provides the opportunity for fade and noise free reception. But as you can hear on this recording, AIR introduces plenty of unintended noise into their programs even before the broadcast reaches the transmitting antenna. The 50Hz hum is a feature I notice in all AIR DRM broadcasts. On some occasions (perhaps every few months) they "forget" to patch the audio path correctly to the transmitter and all that is heard is the hum without any programming for the hour!"

This recording was made on April 14, 2014 starting at 19:45 UTC on 9,950 kHz. Mark received this broadcast at Freemans Reach, NSW, Australia (60 km North West of Sydney), on a WinRadio WR-G31DDC Excalibur Receiver and Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop antenna.

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All India Radio: April 12, 2014

Kedarnath range behind the Kedarnath temple early morning. (Photo source:  Kaustabh )

Kedarnath range behind the Kedarnath temple early morning. (Photo source: Kaustabh)

For your listening pleasure: fifty two minutes of All India Radio's English language service

This broadcast was recorded in North America on Saturday, April 12, 2014 starting around 9:40 UTC on 9,445 kHz.

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All India Radio, English Language Service: December 19, 2013

Dakshineswar Kali Temple   (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Dakshineswar Kali Temple (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

For your listening pleasure: one hour, forty five minutes of All India Radio's English Language Service.

This broadcast was recorded on December 19, 2013, starting at 20:45 UTC on 9,445 kHz. Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below: