Become a Follower!

To become a Follower of this Weblog, click on the "Follow" link, underneath the list of current followers. You will be taken to an information panel where you may enter your personal details and other information. When completed, the title of this Weblog will appear in the Reading List on your Blogger Dashboard, and your Profile Picture will be displayed next to other Followers!


Rotating Headlines from this Journal!

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018


This summary lists notable frequency occupancies in the Melbourne pre-sunrise period on August 10, 2018, across the time window 1830 to 1900 on 60, 49, and 41 metres.
4965 ZAMBIA Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka, English
5885 KUWAIT VOA (Deewa) Pashto
5930 IRAN Albanian
5950 ETHIOPIA V. of Tigray Rev, Tigrinya
6030 ETHIOPIA R. Oromiya, Afar
6040 SAO TOME VOA English
6065 ZAMBIA Voice of Hope Africa, Lusaka, English
6090 ETHIOPIA R. Amhara, Afar
6110 ETHIOPIA R. Fana, Afar
6130 SWAZILAND TWR-Africa, Manzini Afro langs
6165 OMAN BBC Pashto
6195 OMAN BBC English
7445 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English