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Friday, June 29, 2012

Sad Demise of Sh Ojha, former SD

AIR Shillong / AIR Guwahati will complete 64 years on 01.07.2012.



AIR Shillong / AIR Guwahati have been   vibrant radio stations and have witnessed numerous moments of glory in these years. Akashwani Doordarshan Parivar is proud of hundreds of administrative, engineering, programme and news persons who have worked tirelessly to bring the stations to this stage and those who are still working at the stations and contributing their pie.

It’s time to congratulate all of them who have been directly or indirectly associated with the stations. We invite all our friends to post their comments to appreciate their efforts.

We also request the employees/ex employees of the stations to share their Memoirs, experiences and thoughts by adding them in the comment or mailing them to avsmanch@gmail.com .  

We expect current employees of these stations to send us the details of program and engineering heads of the station since inception, so that we can put the information on blog and give friends an opportunity to salute them.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Info from AIR Indore Akashvani Vividhbharti Listenersclub Indore

आकाशवाणी इंदौर की शुरुआत 1955 से आकाशवाणी से जुड़े बहुआयामी व्यक्तित्व के धनी श्री स्वतंत्र कुमार ओझा का आज दोपहर में रोड एक्सिडेंट हो गया है जिससे वो गंभीर रूप से घायल हो गए है और सी एच एल हॉस्पिटल इंदौर में आई सी यू में भर्ती है ....

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NEW MEMBERS



ANAND SARUP TYAGI
City of Residence  New Delhi-110048
Association with AIR or DD  Former Employee
Designation (Optional)  Retd. Superientending Engineer .
Phone  09868673944
Email (Optional)  anandstyagi@gmail.com
Date of Birth (Optional)  10/1/1937
How can u help Can inform others to join, Can form local AIR/ DD clubs / Listner Forums
Suggestions/Message / Memoir /Story
My posting at Mall Road Transmitters in 1964-1965 along with S/Sri O.P.Kusu,Ashthana Sahib, D.N.Rastogi,A.B.Mathur & R.D.Mishra, Ayodhya parshad, etc.is unforgatable.
I wish to contact my old colleagues on email through your help.

A.S.Tyagi,
S-433,Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi.-110048.
Tel. 011-29232116, 09868673944, anandstyagi@gmail.com

SANJAY KUMAR GOEL
City of Residence  Delhi
Association with AIR or DD  Existing Employee
Designation (Optional)  Assistant Engineer
Phone  09654736606
Email (Optional)  sgoel1861@yahoo.co.in
Date of Birth (Optional)  19/3/1961
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Wish happy retirement life to our elder colleagues



Following are some of our friends who will be superannuating from AIR & DD on 30.06.2012, after giving in their valuable contributions to the organization. 

  • Shri AK Bhatnagar, Engineer in Chief, Doordarshan
  • Shri Anil Kumar, Dy. Director General(E), AIR
  • Shri A. Sangu, Dy. Director General(E), AIR
  • Smt. Swarnalata Sehagal, Dy. Director (E)
  • Shri PK Jha, Dy. Director (E)
  • Sh. A. Surendran, Dy. Director (P)
  • Ms. M. kalaravi, Dy. Director (P)
  • Shri Anil Kumar Srivastav, DD (P)
  • Shri CK Warthey, AD(P)
  • Ms. Kamini Mathur, DD(P)
  • Shri AK Mohanty, DD(P)
  • Shri AK Dubey, AD(P)
  • Shri Hrudaya Raju, ADE
  • Shri Natvarbhai B Patel, ADE
  • Ms. Kalpana De, ADE

These officers have given 30-35 years of their prime life to the organization and their contributions have helped AIR and Doordarshan stand as proud public broadcasters of the country. We thank these officers for their services to the organization and wish them a happy retired life.
This list is incomplete and may have discrepancies as it is due to the effort of a single person.  Information about other retiring officers ( of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to avsmanch@gmail.com
 
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AIR Leh completes 41 years on 25.06.2012.




AIR Leh has been  a vibrant radio station and has witnessed numerous moments of glory in these years. Akashwani Doordarshan Parivar is proud of hundreds of administrative, engineering, programme and news persons who have worked tirelessly to bring the station to this stage and those who are still working at the station and contributing their pie. 

It’s time to congratulate all of them who have been directly or indirectly associated with the station. We invite all our friends to post their comments to appreciate their efforts.

We also request the employees/ex employees of the station to share their Memoirs, experiences and thoughts by adding them in the comment or mailing them to avsmanch@gmail.com .  

We expect current employees of these stations to send us the details of program and engineering heads of the station since inception, so that we can put the information on blog and give friends an opportunity to salute them.

Contact details of AIR Leh -
Engineering Head        01982   252063
Program Head              01982   252062
Control Room                       01982   252054
Duty Room                            01982   252064

Email     seairleh@rediffmail.com

Congratulations AIR kurukshetra - o k sharma

 
Congratulationsto all the members of AIR kurukshetra on the 22nd annuarsery of the station . keep the sprit of BAHUJAN HITAY AND BAHUJAN SUKHAY up.
o k sharma
omajmer@gmail.com 

Friday, June 22, 2012

AIR Kurukshetra will be 21 years on 24.06.2012.



AIR Kurukshetra has been  a vibrant radio station and has witnessed numerous moments of glory in these years. Akashwani Doordarshan Parivar is proud of hundreds of administrative, engineering, programme and news persons who have worked tirelessly to bring the station to this stage and those who are still working at the station and contributing their pie. 

It’s time to congratulate all of them who have been directly or indirectly associated with the station. We invite all our friends to post their comments to appreciate their efforts.

We also request the employees/ex employees of the station to share their Memoirs, experiences and thoughts by adding them in the comment or mailing them to avsmanch@gmail.com .  
We expect current employees of these stations to send us the details of program and engineering heads of the station since inception, so that we can put the information on blog and give friends an opportunity to salute them.

Contact details of AIR Kurukshetra -
Engineering Head        01744  220561
Program Head              01744  221336
Control Room               01744  221321
Email     airkkr@rediffmail.com
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sad Demise of Smt. N. Nakhro, SD, AIR Kohima


Smt. N. Nakharo, Dy. Director (P) AIR Kohima has expired on 20.06.2012. 

Smt. Nakharo was 59 year and was not well for past few years. She was a very nice officer belonging to IB(P)S and was promoted as SD in 2004.  Smt. Nakharo left behind her two sons and one daughter.

We pray God to grant her eternal rest and may perpetual light shine upon her. May God console the family of Smt. Nakharo at this moment of sorrow.

Condolences can be sent on avsmanch@gmail.com

Monday, June 18, 2012

Post from Sh. G Natarajan Retd. Chief Engineer (R&D) Research Department


I am happy to note that AIR Chennai is completing 74 years of service on 16-06-2012. I congratulate the present staff of AIR Chennai!
I was   fortunate to serve in AIR Chennai as Superintending Engineer, albeit for a short time, but feel proud to have been associated during those most eventful days from July 1994 to August 1995. Though replacement, up gradation and induction of new equipments are all part of any old station, this period has been noteworthy in many ways for the impetus and support given to all these changes, some of which I am happy to recollect. Most of the staff of AIR Chennai including programme staff gave me good support and I am thankful to all.
 We had more than 50 % of the Engineering Shift  staff as young women and contrary to my initial fear , they were all very punctual, performed all type of duties and never posed any problem to the administration with any frequent  requests for leave or change of duty. A majority of them were made to enjoy their work and contribute willingly.
1.   My first priority was to shift the Madras B and Madras C MW services from Guindy Transmitters to already installed transmitters in Avadi about two years back but which were not commissioned for various reasons. After writing a series of letters to Engineer in Chief outlining the urgent need and the several advantages it had to offer, we succeeded with in two months.
2.   The replacement of station Transformers, replacement of gears and increase in contract demand was carried out by station staff in a record time as there were several up gradations to follow.
3.    The old manual PABX exchange which was in place with severely restricted service was replaced with a 200 Electronic line exchange.
4.   The shifting of FM Tr from DDK Chennai TR hall to our own exclusive building in DDK premises along with installation of an additional FM TR and replacement of FM antenna took place during this time.  This involved lot of planning and coordination with all the agencies.
5.   The Multi track Recording Studio was in advanced stage of installation and was commissioned  in Chennai.
6.    Digital Audio Tape recording was introduced and program staff were trained and encouraged to use them.
7.   The digital dubbing facility was well coordinated with Zonal office for early completion.
8. Computer usage was promoted and all the staff was encouraged to learn as we had a number of 386 and recently supplied 486 computers. Reports were prepared through computers. (Word star at that time). Duty charts prepared in Studios were sent on line (we had modems purchased at Rs 10, 000 each !) to Transmitter and printed there.
9. AIR Chennai was the first to introduce RDS paging in the country. AIR Chennai staff were fully geared to take this great development of that time. We found out a snag in the RDS paging encoder software and gave a modified scheme for reconfiguring the ports and that fully solved the difficulty faced by and complaints received from the service providers in Chennai and other places during the trial period itself. Later 24 hours non stop transmission was introduced along with paging when civil works around the TR was still going on!     I stoutly made a case for tapping LT supply for the FM Trs ( as there were long frequent supply failure  in the new LT connection for FM Trs ) from HT connection of DDK Chennai ( which was not consuming even contract demand from its  two independent feeders billed separately )  and later as Director (TV maintenance ) I pursued the case, with no success . [But I am happy that now days there is absolute give and take between AIR and DD in sharing of all resources for which I stood for [and had even finalized a few matters with tacit / no  approval from AIR / DD Dtes!]
10.                  While there were severe shortage of Melton CTRS in the station and there was an agreed need to supply us 15 more recorders over a year back, there was little done to help us. I was aware of the fact that some thirty CTRs were kept in Zonal office godown for a decade against future projects but which had no prospect of being commissioned soon. It was a near battle for me to ultimately get approval for the release of ten Meltron CTRs from the godown for use by Chennai on loan!
11.                  We were able to reduce staff requirement per shift ( in what was called then  as  Group I and Group II studios )  by one person, ( EA or SEA) cutting the age old practice, by proper grouping and distribution in switching consoles and allotment of studios for Transmission thus freeing them  for other maintenance and OB works .
12.                  Apart from an individual’s capacity to perform, the potential to impart his / her knowledge to others, when encouraged, helps others. It also increases his own self confidence. I am happy to say that I could spot a few such staff in AIR Chennai (and later too) and I am happy to note that they are now a big asset to the organization, given the right break at the right time.
13.                  The TRACT supplied to AIR Chennai was having a teething technical snag with frequent tripping of PA with no indication at all.  AIR Bombay or ITI Bangalore, the suppliers, could not help us much. After exhaustive study the problem was confirmed to be in the feed, after testing with a microwave dummy load obtained from the Chingleput earth station.  The TRACT was used for the National Coverage of the Thiagaraja Aradhana Festival from Thirivaiyaru in January 1992 with the spare feed airlifted from Bombay just in time 
14.                  I stoutly opposed and did not listen to the recommendation made to me by Zonal office for withdrawal of a memo issued by me to the office bearer of an Association (for the simple fact of his holding that office). I had issued the memo with no other option, after all my efforts to avoid it by repeated consultations and directions to him failed. This only made others to undertake and complete that important OB recording he was unwilling to do more on his own imaginations.
15.                  There were a few such incidents where I kept the interest of staff, equipment and service foremost than my own interest and I am proud of it to live and recollect to this day!
16.                  This is a humble piece extremely limited and hence NOT that interesting,!
17.                  I hope  many Great people from Programme, admin, news ,   artistes and Engineering side  will give a more interesting recollection of their memories and contributions of AIR Chennai at national and international level

G Natarajan nallinattu@yahoo.com
Retd. Chief Engineer (R&D) Research Department

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