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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

 MONITORING NOTES - 9 MHZ


This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on 9 MHz, monitored across the time span 0130 to 0230, ten days before the winter solstice on June  11, 2018. This is late-morning here in Melbourne!
0130-0200
9370 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Tibetan
9410 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent English
9480 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
9490 FRANCE R, Republica, Issoudin Spanish
9510 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Hindi to 0130*
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick English
0200-0230
9615 ARMENIA BBC-Yerevan Pashto
9815 CHINA CRI-Kashi  Chinese

Friday, June 8, 2018

SHORTWAVE SCRAPBOOK


Monitoring notes from Melbourne, researched on June 7, 2018.

BOTSWANA
6080 VOA English to 2000*


CHINA
6000 CNR1 2030
9720 CRI Urumqi Bulgarian 2030
9860 CNR1 2030


KOREA SOUTH
5995 VOH Korean

IRAN
9800 English 1930 2015

MALAYSIA
9835 RTM-Kajang relay of domestic service e from Kuching. Operates 24hrs some days, other days opens at 2200

MARIANAS
7485 VOA Tinian Korean 1930
6080 RFA Tinian Chinese *2000

PHILS
6115 RVA *2050 religious music, Chinese 2100

TURKEY
9620 English *2030

Thursday, June 7, 2018

SHEPPARTON - FORMER RADIO AUSTRALIA FACILITY - STATUS

The station is owned by Broadcast Australia, part of the UK-Based BAI. Following the Australian Government's decision to abandon all Government funded HF broadcasting in January 2017, expressions of interest were sought from potential buyers, and a "For Sale: notice was placed near the main entranced on Verney Rd, Shepparton North.

The reserve was set at A$5 million, but the highest bid was for A$3.1 million and the property was withdrawn from sale.

In the meantime, the Shepparton Shire has placed a Heritage Overlay on the site, pending possible sale.

The Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club has established a sub-committee for preparation of a submission to the Shire for conversion of the facility into a Radio Communications Museum, acknowledging that extensive land clearing would be needed. A major irrigation channel, part of the Murray-Darling Scheme, passes across the site, beneath the antennas.

A school is located directly opposite the site.

The Shire's Heritage Advisory Committee is linked with any "future plans" proposals.

Visit this link for the author's History of Radio Australia

Aerial view 2017

Street view 2016

The Continental 418G 100KW AM/DRM transmitter at Shepparton. This transmitter was installed around five years ago.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

MONITORING REPORT - 6 AND 9 MHZ

 
Solar activity continues to be very low, with the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux hovering around 75, and the SSN around 11.
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies researched here in Melbourne on June 4, 2018, in the presunrise window across the time span 1815 to 1845. Important items are highlighted in blue.
 
5885 KUWAIT VOA (Deewa) Pashto
5900 BULGARIA BVB-Kostinbrod Arabic
5960 TURKEY Turkish
5995 KOREA SOUTH VOH Korean
6195 OMAN BBC English
9480 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
9560 CHINA CRI-B Russian
9570 MADAGASCAR WCB Russian
9600 CHINA CRI-English
9645 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
9670 CHINA CRI-Beijing Persian
9695 CHINA CRI-Kunming Bulgarian
9765 CHINA CRI-Shiz. Russian
9940 MOLDOVA TWR-Kishinev Tigrinya
9965 MARIANAS RFA-Agignan Chinese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Monitoring Research - last day of autumn

 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on May 31, 2018, in the 6, 7, and 9 MHz bands, across the time span 2030 to 2100 pressurise here in Melbourne.
 
5925 CHINA CNR5 *2055
5995 S. KOREA VOH Korean
6065 CHINA CNR2 *2055
6090 CHINA CNR2 open carrier from 2045
6115 PHILS RVA *2045 music Chinese 2100
6155 CHINA CNR2 *2055
7315 CHINA CNR2 *2053
7500 UZBEKISTAN North Korea Reform Radio, Tashkent, Korean
9425 N. KOREA KCBS Korean *2045
9445 N. KOREA VOK Chinese *2100
9540 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Korean *2100
9610 CHINA CNR8 Chinese *2100
9705 VATICAN VR-SMG French *2100
9740 VATICAN VOA-SMG French *2100
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MONITORING RESEARCH - SPOTLIGHT ON 6 AND 9 MHZ BANDS

 
Solar Activity has in increased marginally, with the Solar Flux now at 75, and the SSN at 13.
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on May 28, 2018, across the time span 1830 to 1900, from here in Melbourne, presunrise.
 
5885 KUWAIT VOA (Deewa Radio) Pashto
6040 SAO TOME VOA English
9480 ALBANIA  CRI-Cerrick French
9535 CHINA CRI-Baoji Portuguese (from 1900)
9570 MADAGASCAR WCB Russian
9600 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
9645 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
9670 CHINA CRI-Kunming Russian
9695 CHINA CRI-Bulgarian
9730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Portuguese
9755 MADAGASCAR WCB Russian (from 1900)
9765 CHINA CRI-Beijing Portuguese (from 1900)
9775 ROMANIA RRI German
9785 TURKEY English
9820 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Kurdish
9920 THAILAND R. Thailand English (from 1900)