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Monday, November 26, 2018


This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on November 25 2018 across the 1800 to 1830 window. Solid signals here in Melbourne from all continents, dominated by short path transmissions from Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe.
7225 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Arabic
7285 CHINA CRI-Xian Chao
7360 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
7375 FRANCE RTI-Issoudin Arabic
7465 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji Pashto
7495 GERMANY VOA (Deewa) Biblis Pashto
7570 N. KOREA VOK English
7585 THAILAND R. Farda, Udon, Persian
9400 BULGARIA TOM English
9410 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English
9425 N. KOREA VOK German
9445 INDIA English
9450 CHINA CRI-Kashi Hausa
9485 ENGLAND VOA-Woofferton Amharic
9515 CHINA CNR1 to 1805*
9555 S. ARABIA Arabic
9585 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya Arabic
9615 CHINA CRI-Urumqi German
9630 S. KOREA KBS-Kimjae E English
9660 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
9675 S. ARABIA Turkish
9685 CHINA CRI-Kunming Hausa
9705 VATICAN VR-SMG Portuguese
9715 GERMANY BVB-Nauen English
9740 S. KOREA KBS-KImjae Spanish
9765 GERMANY NHK-Nauen Japanese
9810 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
9820 ENGLAND VOA (Deewa) Woofferton Pashto
9875 N. KOREA VOK French
9915 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton English,ish’
11685 SPAIN Spanish
11730 TURKEY English
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic (relay N. Yemeni Radio)
11915 S. ARABIA Arabic
11940 SPAIN REE Spanish
12030 SPAIN REE Spanish

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Monitoring Research

As the A18 season has almost ended, this is a final summary of notable frequency occupancies in the 31 mb on October 24 2018, across the 1700 to 1730 window, from pre-sunrise here in Melbourne.
9380 INDIA National
9400 BULGARIA TOM-Kostinbrod English
9460 TURKEY Turkish
9470 CHINA CRI-Baoji Russian
9490 BULGARIA BVB-Kostinbrod Arabic
9500 ROMANIA Romanian
9500 SWAZILAND TWR-Manzini Amharic co-channel Romania
9555 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
9560 USA KNLS Russian
9570 CHINA CRI-B English
9615 PHLS BBC-Tinang Korean
9620 INDIA Persian
9640 VATICAN VR-SMG Belarusian
9710 CHINA CNR1 to 1705*
9720 BULGARIA R. Erena, Kostinbrod Tigrinya
9730 VIETNAM VOV Vietnamese
9750 CHINA CRI-B Esperanto
9820 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
9865 INDIA Hindi
9885 S. ARABIA Tajik
9900 TAJIKISTAN BBC-Dushanbe Korean

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monitoring Study

Good 9 MHz propagation on October 15, 2018, in the Melbourne afternoon period, 0430 to 0500. 
This was at Westerfolds’ Park, in the outer suburb of Templestowe, using the small Eton E5 and a couple of metres of random antenna in a bush.
9525 USA WHRI English
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish
9600 FRANCE R. Dabanga, Issoudin, Sudanese
9620 FRANCE R. Danda Kura International, Issoudin, Arabic
9790 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin  French
9790 CUBA CRI-Havana Cantonese co-channel RFI
9800 IRAN Arabic
9825 USA WHRI English
9915 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
Photo at the receiving station!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Monitoring Report from Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies researched on September 14, 2018, in the Melbourne mid-afternoon period between 0500 and 0530, using the small Eton E5 receiver and two metres of random wire in a prickly bush.
The focus was on the 15 MHz band, which revealed a high level of channel usage, despite very low solar activity.
9680 ZAMBIA V.  Hope (Africa) Lusaka English
9700 ROMANIA RRI French
9800 IRAN Arabic
9825 USA WRMI English
9860 VATICAN NHK-SMG English
15090 KUWAIT R. Azadi Dari
15105 N. KOREA English
15110 CHINA CRI-Kashi Chinese
15120 CHINA CRI-B Chinese
15130 CHINA CRI-B Chinese
15140 KUWAIT VOA Tibetan
15160 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Cantonese
15170 S. ARABIA Arabic
15180 N. KOREA Spanish
15195 INDIA Hindi
15210 INDIA Arabic
15230 CHINA CRI-Xian Cantonese
15285 S. ARABIA Swahili
15350 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
15360 UAE R. Mashaal Dhabbaya Pashto
15380 CHINA CNR1
15445 CHINA CRI-Kunming Russian
15480 CHINA CNR1
15515 KUWAIT R. Kuwait Arabic
15530 KUWAIT R. Kuwait English
15500 CHINA CNR2
15690 THAILAND R. Farda Udon Persian
15710 CHINA CNR6
15755 KUWAIT R. Mashaal Pashto
15785 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinse

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


This is a summary of notable frequency usages acoss the time span 1900 to 1930 on August 2018 in the Melbourne presunrise period, on 11 MHz.
11530 FRANCE V. of Welt, Issoudin Kurdish
11600 CHINA CRI-Urumqi German
11750 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Portuguese
11765 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
11790 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Fulfulde
11800 GERMANY AWR-Wertachtal Arabic
11810 ASCENSION BBC English

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Monitoring Research - Asia and Middle East

Many Asian/ME transmitters audible during the Melbourne period on August 18, 2018, across the window 2300 to 2330. The following summary may be of interest
9450 PHILS FEBC dialects
9460 CHINA CRI-Kunming Cantonese
9535 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
9555 UAE RFA-Dhabbaya Tibetan
9635 VIETNAM domestic
9665 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
9685 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
9740 SINGAPORE BBC English
9765 CHINA CRI-Nanning Cantonese
9795 PHILS FEBC dialects
9800 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9805 S. KOREA KBS Chinese
9835 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang domestic
9840 VIETNAM VOV Indonesian
9875 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Tibetan
9900 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11665 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang domestic
11680 CHINA CRI-Xian Japanese
11680 KOREA N. KCBS Korean
11690 CHINA CRI-B English
11720 VIETNAM VOV domestic