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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Unusual Trans-equatorial propagation event

The early afternoon of February 16, 2019, revealed an interesting trans-equatorial (TE) propagation event, with enhanced transmission into Melbourne across the time span 0300 and 0330 from Asia on 9, 11, 15 and 17 MHz, and the midsummer Asian specialized propagation mode was also apparent for 9 and 11 MHz.
This summary may be of interest, researched at the Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe, in Melbourne's outer east. The little Eton E5 was used, with two metres of random antenna tossed into a gum tree.
9560 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Uyghur
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Chinese
9635 VIETNAM Domestic network
9740 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
11670 CHINA CNR2
11685 CHINA CNR11 Tibetan
11700 CHINA CRI Kashi
11720 CHINA CNR1
11730 CRI-Kunming Nepali
11740 INDIA Dari
11745 S. ARABIA Al-Azm Arabic
11770 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Lhasa Chinese
11790 JAPAN NHK Yamata Japanese
11800 CHINA CNR2
11835 CHINA CNR2
11840 CUBA RHC Spanish
11845 CHINA CNR2
11860 S. ARABIA Republic of Yemen domestic network relay
11905 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
11935 CHINA CNR2
11970 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
11990 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
12045 CHINA CNR1
12080 CHINA CNR2
12140 THAILAND R. Azadi, Udon, Dari
12150 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
15105 N. KOREA VOK Chinese
15120 CHINA CRI-B English
15130 CHINA CRI-B English
15160 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Chinese
15180 N. KOREA VOK Spanish
15185 INDIA Hindi from *0315
15195 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
15270 CHINA CNR2
15340 GERMANY RFA-Lampertheim Chinese
15380 CHINA CNR1
15435 CHINA CRI-Xian Russian
15500 CHINA CNR2
15570 CHINA CNR1 Tibetan
15590 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
15640 PHLS PBS-Tinang Filipino
15710 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
17540 CHINA CRI-B Chinese
17560 CHINA CNR1
17565 CHINA CNR1
17580 CHINA CNR1
17595 CHINA CNR1
17605 CHINA CNR1
17625 CHINA CNR2
17710 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Russian
17810 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
17865 PHLS VOA-Tinang Tibetan

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Asian HF transmitters dominate in Melbourne early afternoon

Here in Melbourne, monitoring research on February 12 2019 revealed very high usage of frequencies by Asian transmitters in the early afternoon period in the 9, 11 and 13 MHz spectrum.
Thus is a summary of notable frequency usage across the time span 0330 to 0400, with short path (daylight) Asian propagation mode dominating.
Propagation from Europe and the Middle East also good, via darkness (long path) mode
This research was made at one of my favourite low-noise field locations in Westerfolds' Park, in the outer eastern suburb of Templestowe, using the small Eton E5 radio with two metres of random antenna.
9490 FRANCE R. Republica Issoudin Spanish
9510 VATICAN VOA via SMG relay, Somali
9635 VIETNAM Domestic
9700 TURKEY Turkish from *0350
9740 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
11500 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
11620 CHINA CNR5
11640 CHINA CRI-Kashi Hindi
11650 CHINA CRI-Kunming rom *0400 Vietnamese
11660 CHINA CNR2
11665 MALAYSIA RTM relay domestic FM network Malay
11670 CHINA CNR2
11685 CHINA CNR11 Tibetan
11710 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
11740 INDIA Dari
11745 S. ARABIA Al-Azm, Arabic
11760 CHINA CNR1
11770 CHINA CRI-English Kashi
11790 JAPAN NHK –Yamata Japanese
11800 CHINA CNR2
11835 CHINA CNR2
11840 CUBA RHC Spanish
11845 CHINA CNR2
11860 S. ARABIA Rep. of Yemen Radio relay, Arabic
11905 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
11915 CHINA CNR2
11935 CHINA CNR5
11950 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese
11980 CHINA CNR1
12045 CHINA CNR1
12080 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
12140 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
12150 THAILAND R. Azadi, Udon, Pashto
13570 CHINA CRI-Xian English
13580 THAILAND R. Mashaal, Udon Pashto from 0400
13590 CHINA CRI-B English
13610 CHINA CNR1
13650 N. KOREA VOK Chinese
13655 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinese
13695 INDIA Hindi
13730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
13730 NZ From *0400
13760 N. KOREA VOK Spanish
13765 THAILAND R. Farda, Udon Persian
13870 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13890 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
21600 PHLS VOA-Tinang Tibetan
21795 PHLS VOA-Tinang Tibetan

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

HF Monitoring Research

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies  researched on February 1 2019, in the Melbourne post-sunrise window in the 49, 41 and 31 metre bands, across the time span 1900 to 2030.
1900 to 1930
6000 BULGARIA TOM-Kostinbrod English
6080  AUSTRIA BVB-Moosbrunn English
7365 VATICAN VR-SMG Liturgy
7315 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7365 CHINA CRI-B Portuguese
7375 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7465 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
7475 THAILAND  R. Thailand English
9535 CHINA CR I-Baoji Portuguese
9580 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
9645 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
9655 CHINA CRI-Kunming  Amoy
9670 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
9730 VIETNAM English
9750 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
9770 CHINA CRI-Kashi Cantonese
9975 THAILAND VOA-Udon Korean
2000 to 2030
5930 ROMANIA RRI Ukrainian
5950 FRANCE KBS-Issoudin French
6050 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese
6155 CHINA CRI-B Russian
7205 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
7235 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
7240 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese
7310 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Dyula
7380 GUAM KSDA Russian
7450 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese

Sunday, February 10, 2019

HF Monitoring Research - Melbourne post sunrise window

Good propagation on February 9 2019 in the 49, 41 and 31 metre bands, from Europe, Middle East and Asia. This summary of notable frequency occupancies may be of interest, across the time span 1830 to 1900, post sunrise here in Melbourne.
5845 SINGAPORE BBC Korean to 1830*
5875 ARMENIA BBC-Yerevan Pashto
5895 MOLDOVA BBC-Kishinev Korean to 1830*
5925 IRAN Albanian
5935 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
5950 ETHIOPIA V of Tighray Revolution Afar
6010 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Chaozhou
6040 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton Russian
6070 CHINA CRI-B Russian
6180 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya Somali to 1830*
6195 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English
7210 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
7225 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Arabic
7285 CHINA CRI-Xian Chaozhou
7375 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7475 THAILAND R. Thailand Thai
7495 GERMANY VOA (Deewa) Biblis Pashto
7585 THAILAND R. Farda Udon Persian
9485 ENGLAND VOA-Woofferton Amharic
9615 CHINA CRI-Urumqi German
9620 INDIA Arabic
9715 GERMANY BVB-Nauen English
9820 ENGLAND VOA (Deewa) Woofferton Pashto
11820 S. ARABIA Arabic

Saturday, February 9, 2019

High Frequency Report from Melbourne

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This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies of February 7 2019, across the Melbourne post sunrise time span 1930 to  2015 .
Note that the USAGM (US AGENCY FOR GLOBAL MEDIA) transmitters from Marianas Islands (Saipan and Tinian)
are off the air indefinitely, having been severely damaged by typhoons in late 2018. These facilities had been used for USAGM broadcasts, including Radio Free Asia Asia, which have now been moved to other relays.
1930 to 2000
9400 BULGARIA RTM-Kostinbrod English
9420 GREECE Greek
9445 INDIA Hindi
9505 SUDAN Arabic
9525 FRANCE V, of Welt Issoudin Kurdish
9555 S. ARABIA Arabic
9615 CHINA CRI-Urumqi German
9645 CHINA CR I-Kunming French
9665 N. KOREA KCBS Korean
9690 SPAIN Spanish
9745 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Esperanto
9870 S. ARABIA Arabic
2000 to 2015
5890 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
5940 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
5950 FRANCE KBS-Issoudin French
5995 KOREA REP. VOH Korean
6010 VATICAN VR-SMG English
6090 ETHIOPIA R. Amhara Amharic
6120 TURKEY Turkish
6155 CHINA CRI-Beijing Russian
6170 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin French/Arabic
7215 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
7365 VATICAN VR-SMG English
7375 GUAM KSDA Russian
7375 ROMANIA RRI Romanian channel Guam
7380 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin Hausa
7425 IRAN Arabic
7520 GERMANY RFA-Lampertheim Chinese

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monitoring Notes on 41 metres, post-sunrise window

The 41 metre band is offering many chances for detailed propagation research in the post-sunrise window here in Melbourne, spanning the time period 1930 to 2000. The following summary shows notable frequency occupancies on January 27, 2019, inclusive of newly introduced frequencies for Vatican Radio, AWR's transmissions in the Tachelhit language, and IRRS's weekend broadcasts from Tiganesti.
7205 *GERMANY AWR-Nauen, Tachelhit dialect.
7225 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
7230 *VATICAN VR-SMG Latin Mass
7280 VIETNAM Vietnamese
7290 *ROMANIA IRRS-Tiganesti English religious service
7295 CHINA CRI-B English
7315 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7375 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
7375 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7350 CHINA CRI-Urumqi French
7360 CHINA CRI-Urumqi French
7365 *VATICAN VR-SMG various langs
7425 IRAN Arabic