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Friday, April 10, 2009

Good propagation continues on 11 MHz

Still no sunspots and it's been a month since the last "official" spot was recorded by NOAA!

In the meantime, continuing good daytime propagation into Melbourne on 11 MHz in our early to mid afternoon:

Americas shortpath
Middle East longpath
Europe longpath
Asia shortpath
Africa longpath

I was in the Warrandyte State Park, 25 km east of the Melbourne CBD, on Thursday April 9. Here are some selected entries from one of my favourite field sites, Norman's Reserve, opposite Pound Bend at the west of the Park, adjacent to the Yarra River,in the window 0500 to 0530.

11520 USA WEWN English
11530 USA WYFR Portuguese
11685 IRAN VOIRI Turkish
11775 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
11820 CYPRUS BBC Arabic
11875 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim
11890 SPAIN REE Spanish
11980 TURKEY VOT Turkish
12070 RUSSIA VOR Russian

Good shortpath propagation also in our pre-sunrise period on 49, 41 and 31 mbs from Europe, ME, Asia and Africa. These are some of the occupancies between 2000 and 2030 on April 9, with considerable clumping in the extended band area below 5955:

5820 GERMANY RFE-Biblis Belarusian
5830 KUWAIT R. Farda Farsi
5850 SWEDEN R. Sweden Romani (not Romanian!)
5860 THAILAND VOA-Udorn Farsi
5875 FRANCE R. Algeria Issoudin
5905 MADAGASCAR RN English
5910 IRAN VOIRI Italian to 2030*
5920 SLOVAKIA R. Sl. Inter French to 2000*
5930 VATICAN RN via Vatican Arabic *2100
5940 ZAMBIA CVC English
5955 ROMANIA RRI
5990 S. AFRICA VOA-Meyerton English
7465 ALBANIA R. Tirana English
7490 UZBEKISTAN R. Free Chosun Korean to 2100*
9690 SPAIN REE French
9695 SLOVAK REPUBLIC R. Slovakia Inter, Spanish

Regards from Melbourne!

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