The following recording of All India Radio was made on January 8, 2018 starting around 22:10 UTC on 7,550 kHz. This short recording was made with a WinRadio Excalibur hooked to a large skyloop antenna in North Carolina, USA.
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.
Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi resigns 22 March 1977.
Shortwave broadcast from All India Radio
Recorded off-air by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia
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)
Off-air recordings by Ian Holder, Brisbane, Australia
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-
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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'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.
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 broadcasting in English to Oceania on 13695 kHz at 1000 UTC. Transmitted at 500 kw from Bangalore. Received in Sydney, Australia, with a Degen DE1103 and a Kestrel W31MS active loop antenna.
All India Radio programming in Telugu. Broadcast at 500 kw from Bangalore to SEA. Received in Sydney, Australia, using a Nooelec RTL-SDR (an early one with the R820T tuner), a newly homebrewed planar disk antenna, and SDR-Radio Console.
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:
This broadcast of All India Radio was recorded in eastern North America on January 26, 2015 beginning at 2145 UTC, shortwave frequency of 9,445 kHz.
This recording was made in eastern North America using a WinRadio Excalibur SDR connected to a large horizontal delta loop antenna.
This broadcast of All India Radio was recorded in eastern North America on January 25, 2015 beginning at 2145 UTC, shortwave frequency of 9,445 kHz.
All India Radio in English to Oceania on 11740 kHz at 2045 UTC. Transmitted at 250 kw from Panaji. Received and recorded with a Degen DE1121 and an indoor homebrew broomstick antenna in Sydney, Australia.
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.
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!
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.
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Mark Fahey, who has shared this Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) recording of All India Radio.
"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.
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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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: