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Monday, September 26, 2016

MONITORING RESEARCH 11 MHZ BAND

 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on September 25 2016 at a relatively noise-less location in the large Westerfolds Park, in Templestowe, in Melbourne's outer east.
 
These notes were made between 0400 and 0430,  mid-afternoon here, using the little Eton receiver and a collapsable Titanium Monopole Antenna.
 
11640 TAIWAN RTI-Chinese
11645 GREECE Greek
11660 IRAN Arabic
11670 INDIA Arabic
11735 N. KOREA VOK English
11750 ENGLAND VOA-Woofferton Hausa
11775 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
11780 BRAZIL
11790 ROMANIA RRI French
11800 CHINA CNR2
11820 MADAGASCAR DW-Talata English
11860 S. ARABIA R. Sanna via Jeddah relay, Arabic
11925 IRAN Turkish
11935 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11955 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Hausa
11970 FRANCE NHK-Issoudun English
11980 TURKEY Turkish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MONITORING RESEARCH

 
Solar activity remains at a very low level, and the 10.7 cm solar radio flux has dropped to 85. The daily Equivalent Smoothed Sunspot Number has fallen to 27.
 
This means that multi-hop propagation on frequencies above about 12 MHz during darkness or semi-darkness hours over long distance paths will continue to be unreliable.
 
This summary of frequency occupancy in the 9 MHz band may be useful, as noted here in Melbourne across the time span 2030 to 2100 on September 20, 2016.
 
9380 INDIA Nat Net
9390 THAILAND R. Thailand, Udon, English and Thai
9420 GREECE Greek
9425 N. KOREA KCBS Korean
9440 CHINA CRI-Kunming English
9460 TURKEY Turkish
9500 CHINA CNR1
9525 CHINA CRI-Beijing Russian
9565 USA R. Marti, Greenville Spanish
9585 CHINA CRI-Kashi Hungarian
9600 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
9620 TURKEY English
9645 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
9655 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
9720 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Bulgarian
9730 VIETNAM French
9745 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
9790 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
9800 BULGARIA TOM-Sofia English
9810 CHINA CNR1
9830 CHINA CNR1
9845 CHINA CNR1
9865 CHINA CRI-Kunming Chinese
9870 S. ARABIA Arabic
9915 E ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton English
9935 GREECE Greek

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SHORTWAVE RESEARCH - 7, 9, 11 MHz

 
This is a summary of monitoring research made on September 12, 2016,  across the time span 0515 to 0545, in Melbourne's mid-afternoon in the 7, 9, and 11 MHz bands.
 
Reception was at a relatively noise-less site in the Warrandyte State Park, in  Melbourne's outer east, using the Eton E5 with three metres of random antenna, from the historical goldmining precinct of Fifth Hill.
 
7250 VATICAN VR-SMG Mass
7260 VANUATU domestic
7295 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
7305 ASCENSION BBC Hausa from  *0530
 
9420 GREECE Greek
9395 USA WRMI English
9535 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
9545 SOLOMON ISLES domestic
9565 BRAZIL R. Tupi domestic
9590 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
9620 ROMANIA French
9660 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata English
9715 S. ARABIA Arabic
9825 USA WHRI English
9955 USA TOM-WRMI English
 
11600 FRANCE Denge Kurdistane, Issoudun Kurdish
11640 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11680 N. KOREA KCBS
11780 BRAZIL R. Nacional
11790 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Russian *0525
11820 MADAGASCAR DW-Talata English
11860 S. ARABIA R. Sanna via Jeddah, Arabic
11925 IRAN Turkish
11945 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton English
11980 TURKEY Turkish
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

MONITORNG RESEARCH - EARLY SPRING!

 
Good propagation on September 3, 2016, in the Melbourne mid-afternoon, on 7 MHz,  9 MHz and 11 MHz.
 
This summary of notable frequency occupancies in the time span 0430 to 0500 was made "on location" at Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe, in Melbourne's outer east, using the Eton E5 and 3 metres of random antenna. See photo!
 
7330 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
7335 USA R Marti G'ville Spanish
 
9420 GREECE Greek
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish
9545 SOL ISLES Domestic – E-mode propagation
9660 VATICAN VR-SMG French
9790 CUBA CRI-Havana Chinese
9955 USA R. Slovakia International via WRMI Spanish
 
11520 USA WEWN English
11540 USA TOM-WRMI English
11580 USA TOM-WRMI English
11620 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11625 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata French
11640 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11645 GREECE Greek
11660 IRAN Arabic
11670 INDIA Arabic
11780 BRAZIL R. Nac.
11820 MADAGASCAR DW-Talata English
11860 S. ARABIA. Sannaa Arabic
11905 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
11925 IRAN Turkish
11965 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
12085 EGYPT Arabic – bad modulation

Friday, July 15, 2016

MONITORING RESEARCH

 
MONITORING RESEARCH
 
Notable frequency occupancies between 2000 and 2045, from here in Melbourne, presunrise, on July 14, 2016, included the following, on 6 MHz and 9 MHz.
 
2000 to 2030
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11600 MOLDOVA R. Denge Kurdistan, Kishinev Kurdish
11635 N. KOREA English to 2027*
11680 N. KOREA KCBS *2030
11710 INDIA French
11790 FRANCE AWR-Issoudun *2030 Yoruba
11820 S. ARABIA Arabic
11860 S. ARABIA R. Sannaa, Arabic
11915 S. ARABIA Arabic
11940 CHINA CRI-Kunming *2030 Bulgarian
11955 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Dyula to 2030*
11965 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
 
2030 to 2045
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5865 KUWAIT R. Farda Persian
5875 THAILAND VOA-Udon Korean
5915 ZAMBIA domestic
5950 FRANCE KBS-Issoudun French
6080 BOTSWANA VOA English
6090 IRAN Albanian
6100 CHINA CRI-B  Arabic
6110 ETHIOPIA R. Farna Oromo
6125 CHINA CNR1
6170 ROMANIA English
6185 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic