Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Latest updates of All India Radio

Latest updates of All India Radio  Home service Stations as noted in their official  B 17 printed schedules, compared to their A 17 printed schedules.

Delete  (MW)

1314 Cuttack B 1 kW
1440 Kurseong 1 kW
1476 Jaipur A  1 kW
1584 Jamshedpur 1 kW

Changes: (MW)

Diphu 1485 1 kW (ex 1584)

Add (FM)

Bhawanipatna 100.3
Dehradun 100.5
Garisen 102.4
Jamshedpur 102.4
Jeypore 103.6
Kota 102.0
Kurseong 103.5
New Tehri 101.2

Changes (FM)

Ambikapur 100.2 (ex 103.7)
Aurangabad 102.4 (ex 101.7)
Bhadravathi 103.5 (ex 103.3)
Haflong 100.2 (ex 102.0)
Mumbai 1001. (ex 100.7)
Pithoragarh 100.1 (ex 102.4)
Purnea 102.3 (ex 103)
Rampur (HP) 100.1 (ex 103.7)

Many stations in North East India all operating  on 100.1 MHz with 100 watts.

Via Jose Jacob

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Fox-1D Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 92

Fox-1D, a 1U CubeSat, is the third of AMSAT's five Fox-1 CubeSats Fox-1D Launched, Designated AMSAT-OSCAR 92
to reach orbit, being preceded by AO-85 (Fox-1A) and AO-91 (RadFxSat / Fox-1B). Fox-1D carries the Fox-1 U/v FM transponder, with an uplink of 435.350 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink of 145.880 MHz. In addition, Fox-1D carries several university experiments, including a MEMS gyro from Pennsylvania State University – Erie, a camera from Virginia Tech, and the University of Iowa's HERCI (High Energy Radiation CubeSat Instrument) radiation mapping experiment. Fox-1D also carries the AMSAT L-Band Downshifter experiment which enables the FM transponder to be switched to utilize an uplink of 1267.350 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS).

 Fox-1D was sent aloft as a secondary payload on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV-XL rocket as part of the PSLV-C40 mission. Fox-1D was one of thirty-one satellites successfully deployed on this launch.

Since Fox-1D has met all of the qualifications necessary to receive an OSCAR number, I, by the authority vested in me by the AMSAT President, do hereby confer on this satellite the designation AMSAT-OSCAR 92 or AO-92. I join amateur radio operators in the U.S. and around the world in wishing AO-92 a long and successful life in both its amateur and scientific missions.

I, along with the rest of the amateur community, congratulate all of the volunteers who worked so diligently to construct, test and prepare for launch the newest amateur radio satellite.

William A. (Bill) Tynan, W3XO
AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator

நன்றி : டி.எஸ்.பிரசாத்

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Sunday, December 31, 2017


Please be advised that Marconi Radio International (MRI) will be on the air today Sunday, 31 December 2017 as follows:

10.30-12.30 and 13.15-15.15 UTC. The frequency is 7720 kHz (USB mode). Reception reports to this E-mail address: 
marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com
Last but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet. You can also forward this message to a friend.

Via Manuel Méndez, Lugo, Spain

Saturday, December 30, 2017

AIR special frequencies for new year!

AIR special frequencies noted now from 0525 UTC Sunday 31 Dec 2017 with Mann Ki Baat program by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi on 7520 9380 9865 9940 11730 and on all other AIR stations on MW SW FM till 0600 UTC

Please see:

Most statiions of AIR will have special programs on MW/SW/FM to usher in the new year tonight. Hence they will have extended broadcasts tilll past 1830 UTC (0000 hrs IST).

The following SW channels are of interest

4760 Port Blair
4800 Hyderabad
4835 Gangtok
4870 Shillong
4920 Chennai
4950 Srinagar
5010 Trivandrum
5050 Jeypore


9380 Aligarh (National Channel)

Happy New Year to all DX India members, readers & SWLs!

Via Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta dxindia yg 

International DX Convention

The 69th annual International DX Convention in Visalia, California, takes place April 20-22 at the Visalia Convention Center. The Southern California DX Club (SCDXC) sponsors the 2018 event. Online convention registration opens on January 15 at 1700 UTC. The Saturday banquet program will be on the 3Y0Z DXpedition to Bouvet Island. Convention co-chairs are Cathy Gardenias, K6VC, and Kris Jacob, KC6TOD. E-mail for more information.
Via Mike Terry

Friday, December 29, 2017


TCD EYEBALL MEET is scheduled on 25th March 2018 Sunday.  Venue: Infant Jesus School,Lady's Seat Road, Yercaud.  All are cordially invited to join us. You are requested to register through the link given below.*                  


TCD Team
For any query, contact
Subbu          VU2ZUB  Mobile: 7760507999      
Kannan       VU3PCP   Mobile: 9943879349
Kalyan         VU3LLL    Mobile: 9942128326
Chellappan VU2BFO  Mobile:  9443934141

For accommodation please contact 
Mr.Ajith , Yercaud
Mob: 09345262672 
Via Lion Vijayan Sadayappa

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First annual convention of Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club

Dear Hams and SWLs,

I am pleased to invite you to the first annual convention of Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club. Take time to read through this page and the schedule. We have lined up many interesting events to make this your best convention experience. 
Registration fee is kept very low to make it affordable to everyone. LARC neither seeks any funding nor wants it. Instead, we manage with whatever the delegates can contribute. So, please help yourself. 
We will be setting up an amazing flea market that will sell many transceiver kits, PCBs, torroids, Used rigs, antennas, etc. The entire schedule is packed up 12 really great and very interesting talks, half a dozen demonstrations of everything that starts from Using Baofeng for satellites to stand-alone SDRs. 
Food: A simple lunch is provided on both days, tea is available round the clock. If you want the famous Hyderabadi Biryani, you can pre-order it on the registration form. (We won't be able to arrange for it for spot registrations)
Accommodation: We are making few arrangements for stay close to the venue. The details available on our website
Travel: we will have volunteers at the railway stations, airport and the bus station on the morning of 26th to guide you to the venue or to your place of stay.  

Here are the brief highlights:
12 sessions: On the 26th, we have a day packed with the best brains of India talking and showing how to work with Raspberry PI, satellites, design antennas on PCs, etc. 
 Homebrew Contest: Grab away a all band HF transceiver as the first prize and a 40 meter SSB transceiver as the second prize. The contest is open to all delegates, bring your homebrew project and enter into the contest (No matter what it is a TRX or a simple oscillator or a piece of test equipment)
Eyeball Contest:  Take a VHF/UHF handheld transceiver by logging the largest number of signatures on the eyeball day.
Flea MarketBuy project PCBs, toroids, tools, cables, accessories, junk, radios
Club Night:  Talk about your club activities, show off your projects, events and club members' rigs

KiCad workshopBring your laptop and learn to design PCBs with SP Bhatnagar's night workshop

uBITX workshopFor Rs.7000, you can build your own all band HF transceiver in one evening with Farhan. Bring your tools and wire up the board!
EyeballBuy and sell, meet and greet and watch great demonstrations of radio control flying, working satellites, putting up hex-beams and more 
I hope to see you at LARC'18 soon.
Rajan, VU2KNN 

Monday, November 13, 2017

List of Private FM stations

See official list of Private FM stations  / Community Radio stations  in India 
in Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India website (in searchable format)

Private FM stations:

Community Radio stations: 

(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS via dx india)

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Book on Ham Radio

The second Tamil book on Ham Radio series will be released on the "Public Service Broadcasting Day (Nov 12)" in the All India Radio, Chennai at 13 Nov 2017, 4.30 pm.