[A-DX] Fw: [dx_india] AIR Itanagar transmitters gone up in flames

Wolfgang Bueschel
Di Okt 27 17:00:52 CET 2015


ist 4990 kHz davon betroffen ?
Um 1550 UT ein völlig blanker Kanal zu bemerken !

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "'Jose Jacob, VU2JOS' >
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:15 AM
Subject: [dx_india] AIR Itanagar transmitters gone up in flames

Hot news from Gautam Kumar Sharma, Abhayagiri, Assam, India

ITANAGAR,Sept 26:The transmitter of All India Radio (AIR) located at Khating
Hills has been totally damaged in a devastating fire that broke out due to
short circuit Friday morning.The staffs and officials,who left the
transmitter after completion of work at around 11 pm the previous night saw
black smoke coming out of the office premises at 5.30 AM.Two fire tenders
were called on the spot to douse the flames,sources informed.It was reported
that the fire has completely burnt down all the installations of short wave
room, medium wave room,emergency studio and the AC plan room including the
office furniture,equipment and files.It is estimated that property worth
over four crores have been damaged in the inferno while, a total of seven
rooms in the building were badly damaged. The transmission of the radio
would be adversely affected, though the relay was made through 50 kW MW but
from Friday the relay was being transmitted through FM Radio at Ch-103.1.It
is pertinent to mentioned here that the AIR Itanagar 100 kW MW which was
inaugurated on February 5,1996 by Union Minister for Information and
Broadcasting PA Sangma is under up-gradation to 200 kW MW since August 20
this year and the installation to the affect was under progress the sources

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Note: AIR Itanagar frequencies are 4990, 6150 (50 kW) 675 kHz 100 kW