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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

MIDDAY PROPAGATiON ON 7 AND 9 MHZ TO CELEBRATES OUR MIDWINTER DAY!


This is a summary of significant lower-frequency occupancies on June 19, 2019, as researched here in Melbourne, between 0030 and 0200
 
This was a mix of long and short path propagation modes from all continents. The changeover from long to short path was between 0130 and 0200, and solar noon occurred at 0221 (1221 pm).
 
0000-0200
 
7250 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Spanish to  0030*
7335 USA Marti Spansh
7350 CHINA CRI English to 0030*
7365 USA Marti Spanish
7380 INDIA Bangalore, local service
9550 CHINA CRI-Kunming Hakka
9600 PHILS VOA-Tinang Chinese
9700 VATICAN R. Veritas Asia via SMG relay  *0000 Kachin
 
0100-0130
 
9460 CHINA CRI-Kunming Hakka from 0115
9490 TAIWAN RTI Chinese from 0120
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish to 0200+
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick English
9620 CHINA CNR2
9635 VIETNAM domestic
9655 CHINA CRI-Nanning Chinese
9675 CHINA CNR1
9685 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
9710 CHINA CRI-Kashi Portuguese
9810 SRI LANKA AWR-Trincomalee Thai
9865 INDIA Hindi
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Spotlight on Africa and Middle East - 6 MHz presunrise

 
This report looks at spectrum occupancy researched in the 6 MHz band in our Melbourne pre-dawn window 1930 to 2000 on June 4, 2019.
 
5960 KUWAIT R. Farda, Persian
5875 THAILAND VOA-Udon Korean
5900 BULGARIA RTI-Kostinbrod German
5950 ETHIOPIA V. of Tigray Revolution, Tigrinya
5960 TURKEY Turkish
5985 CHINA CRI-B Portuguese
5995 KOREA REP VOH Korean
6010 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
6030 ETHIOPIA R. Oromiya, Afar
6040 SAO TOME VOA-Kirundi
6090 ETHIOPIA R. Amhara,Amharic
6110 CHINA CRI-Xian Russian
6130 SWAZILAND TWR-Africa, Manzini, African langs
6145 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton French
6170 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
6195 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English
 
 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Unusual pre-sunrise propagation event

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On May 29, 2019, in the Melbourne pre-sunrise period, unusual propagation was noted in the 11 MHz spectrum, across the 1930 to 2000 period.
 
This summary of selected frequency occupancies may be of interest.
 
11615 TURKEY French
11650 CHINA CRI-Urumqi German
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic
11800 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Arabic
11885 MADAGASCAR KNLS Russian
11895 CHINA CRI-Kashi Cantonese
11915 S. ARABIA Arabic
11965 MADAGASCAR KNLS Arabic
11975 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
12030 SPAIN Spanish
12050 USA WEWN Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Monitoring Research

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Solar activity remains very low – the 10.7 radio flux is 75, and the daily equivalent smoothed sunspot number has ranged from 0 to 13.
 
Early-winter propagation into Melbourne now marked by these notable frequency usage in our afternoon and, between 0415 and 0430, on May 10, 2019.
 
11640 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11650 CHINA CRI-Kunming Vietnamese
11670 CHINA CNR2
11745 S,. ARABIA Arabic
11825 MADAGASCAR KNLS-Talata English
11850 CUBA RHC Spanish
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic
11875 OMAN BBC Persian
11895 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
11970 UZBEKISTAN NHK-Tashkent Persian
11980 TURKEY Turkish
11995 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata Somali
12065 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Amharic
12095 ENGLAND BBC English
13600 OMAN R. Oman Arabic
13695 INDIA Hindi to 0415*
13740 IRAN Hebrew from *0420
13750 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
13785 IRAN Turkish from *0425
21505 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Monitoring Research

Image: January 1934
No sunspots currently visible on the earthward-facing side of the sun.
Despite this, good propagation here into Melbourne across our post-sunrise window, 2000 to 2100 in the 5, 7, 9, and 11 MHz spectrum.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancy on May 2 2019,
4450 KOREA REP Voice of People, Korean
5910 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya Arabic
5935 CHINA PBS-Lhasa Chinese
5950 FRANCE KBS-Issoudin French
5960 TURKEY Turkish
6010 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
6055 BULGARIA TOM-Kostinbrod English
7215 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
7225 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Dyula
7360 VATICAN VR-SMG French
7375 GUAM KSDA Russian to 2030*
7390 CHINA CRI-Xian Serbian
7425 IRAN Arabic
7485 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
7505 UZBEKISTAN N. Korea  Reform Radio, Tashkent, Korean
9535 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
9620 TURKEY English
9705 VATICAN VR-SMG French
9785 KOREA REP KBS-Kimjae English
12015 KOREA N VOK Korean KCBS relay
12030 SPAIN Spanish, soccer!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Monitoring Report - strong afternoon signals

Solar activity has been very low and there are currently no sunspots on the solar disk visible from the Earth. Solar activity is expected to remain very low in the days ahead.
This decline in solar activity is causing chaos to international broadcasters who are now being forced to move to lower frequencies for long-haul services on multi-hop transmission paths during darkness hours.
Here in Melbourne, propagation  in our mid-afternoon period has been very good from all continents in the 49, 41, 31 and 25 metre bands,
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancy in the 0400 to 0500 window on April 30, 2019.
6015 ROMANIA RRI French from 0500
6060 CUBA RHC fr om 0500
6125 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin French from 0500
6150 ROMANIA RRI Spanish from 0500
6155 GERMANY AWR-Nauen French from 0500
6165 CUBA RHC English from 0500
6180 ROMANIA RRI Spanish from 0500
7270 BOTSWANA VOA Shona
7325 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
7325 SAO TOME VOA African langs frequency conflict with Romania
7335 USA Marti
7340 FRANCE R.  Eye, Issoudin, Sudanese
7375 BOTSWANA VOA English
7410 IRAN Arabic
7435 USA Marti
7505 USA WRNO Chinese
9370 GERMANY R. Fada, Lampertheim Persian
9490 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish
9590 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
9860 VATICAN NHK via SMG, *0500 English
11560 INDIA Persian
11620 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11640 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11650 MADAGASCAR R. Dabanga, Talata Sudanese
11660 CHINA CNR2
11670 CHINA CNR2
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic