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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Australian DX Report episode 126 available

Propagation into Melbourne recently has exhibited some unusual behaviours,with good shortpath signals from Europe observed on 11 MHz in the period 1700 through until past 2200.

Despite continuing zero or very low sunspot activity, the 15 MHz and 17 MHz bands have also opened up for shortpath signals from the Americas, notedfrom 1700 to past 2100.

The seasonal summer daytime specialized Asian Mode has appeared in the earlyafternoon, with good propagation from Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar on 9 MHz in the period 0400-0500.

For the week Nov 11-16 I was on holidays in the Northern Territory – from alocation in the Kakadu National park, 350 km east of Darwin, at the AuroraKakadu Resort, early evening propagation on 6 and 7 MHz from Asia was excellent, as expected. That was the only location where I was able to makeany propagation studies.
Sunspot numbers from Nov 14-19 have been 12, 11, 11, 11, 0, 0

Detailed monitoring observations from the Northern Territory and Melbourne,schedule changes, and news about international broadcasters are included inthe latest episode, no. 126, of the AUSTRALIAN DX REPORT audio shortwavenews magazine, which is now available.

It's 13 mins 4 secs, and is at

The "AUSTRALIAN DX REPORT", is a free service and contains professionally compiled information about world shortwave broadcasting, with monitoringresearch.

The site allows you to listen to the ADXR and other audio features directly (streaming audio) via your MP3 player, or via the site's embeddedmini-player. Podcasts, iTunes capability, full RSS/XML/Atom feeds, and free subscriptions are supported - full details are at the site, us use the sign-up link on this Journal (see right hand panel!)

Good listening to the Australian DX Report Episode No. 126!

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