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.

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:

Song Of India via WRMI: October 5, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Richard Langley, for this recording of PCJ International's Song of India. Richard notes:

Off-air recording of the initial broadcast of the program "Song of India," produced by PCJ Radio International and transmitted by WRMI, Radio Miami International, from its transmitter facilities at Okeechobee, Florida, on 5 October 2014 from 00:00 to 02:00 UTC on a shortwave frequency of 7570 kHz.

Richard also notes that reception quality is only fair as Hanwell, New Brunswick, Canada, is considerably off to the side of the transmitter beam direction.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below. Please subscribe to our podcast to receive future recordings automatically.

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: 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.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3 or simply listen via the embedded player below:

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:

All India Radio: a welcome voice

Also published on The SWLing Post:

Many afternoons, I'm drawn to All India Radio on 9,445 kHz. I love what the ether does to their Bengaluru transmitting station's signal as it travels at the speed of light over 8,700 miles to my home here in the southeastern US.

Pressing hands together with a smile to greet Namaste/Namaskar – a common cultural practice in India. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Pressing hands together with a smile to greet Namaste/Namaskar – a common cultural practice in India. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I enjoy, too, the way All India Radio announcers speak the news, in slow cadence, honoring the fine tradition of radio: "This is the general overseas service of All India Radio. It's time now for the news.  Please stand by..." I also delight in their English language news bulletins, which begin with "Namaskar."  I appreciate this--it makes it much easier for me to identify the station when listening on an analog radio like my BC-348-Q. I'm sure this makes a difference for many other listeners seeking their station, too.

I also love All India Radio--like I do the Voice of Greece--for their superb music. Where else on the shortwave dial will I hear the sitar sing, as on AIR?

But don't take my word for it. If you live in North America and Europe, when conditions are favorable, All India Radio is a favorite listening experience for many--myself obviously included.

For your listening enjoyment, here is a 30 minute recording I made of All India Radio only an hour ago on 9,445 kHz, starting at 22:00 UTC. Click here to download the recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below: