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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monitoring Report

Hey there!

There was an interesting band opening this morning on Dec 27 2010 between
1700 and 1800 on 15 and 17 MHz, dominated by longpath signals from Europe,
Africa, Middle East and the Americas. This is just priot to the Melbourne
sunrise.

These are selected observed occupancies:

15190 EQ. GUINEA R. Africa, Bata, English
15235 S. AFRICA Channel Africa English
15345 MAURITANIA Arabic/French
15400 ASCENSION BBC English
15420 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton English
15580 USA VOA-Greenville English
15620 SAO TOME VOA Somali
15670 SAO TOME VOA Portuguese
15775 SAO TOME VOA Shona
17800 PORTUGAL DW-Sines French

Other monitoring research on Dec 27 2010:

6 MHz Extended band
1700 to 1800 - shortpath Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East

6205 IRAN VOIRI German from *1730
6225 S. AFRICA WYFR-Meyerton French
6240 MOLDOVA R. PMR, Kishinev, *1800 Russian
6250 N. KOREA Pyongyang BS Korean
6260 UZBEKISTAN CVC-Tashkent Hindi
6270 EGYPT R. Cairo Urdu
6280 INDIA English *1745
6285 N. KOREA VOK German

13 MHz
1700-1800 - Shortpath Africa

13590 ZAMBIA CVC English
13645 MALI CRI-Bamako Swahili

13 MHz
0530 to 0600 - longpath Africa, Middle East, Europe, and shortpath Asia

(Researched from a field monitoring location in the Olinda Forest, 40 km
east of central Melhourne, using the Eton E5 and 3 m antenna)

13580 THAILAND R. Mashaal, Udorn, Pashto
13590 ABU DHABI R. Dabanga, Dhabbaya, Sudanese
13660 CYPRUS BBC Arabic
13680 IRAN VOIRI Swahili
13720 ABU DHABI Sudan BS, Dhabbaya, Arabic/English
13735 RUSSIA VOA-Vladivostok English
13780 ABU DHABI DW-Dhabbaya German
13800 IRAN VOIRI Arabic
13810 RWANDA DW-Kigali Russian

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula

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