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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Propagation and Monitoring at Bunyip State Park

I was out in the Bunyip State Park, 70 km east of Melbourne, on Tuesday
afternoon February 22 2011, for some bushwalking and nature photography.

I checked out propagation in the window 0400 to 0500, using the little Eton
E5 and a 3m random antenna, at one of my favourite monitoring locations at
the start of the Tonimbuk Track.

Excellent longpath signals from Europe, Africa, Middle East, and shortpatrh
from Asia and the Americas, on 9 MHz, 11 MHz, and 13 MHz.

Also good shortpath propagation from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia on
15 MHz and 17 MHz.

This is the summary:

9420 GREECE VOG Greek
9430 GERMANY. R. Farda, Wertachtal
9575 MOROCCO R. Medi, Arabic
9620 SPAIN REE Spanish
9690 SPAIN REE Sefardi *0415
9805 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin English
9820 IRAN VOIRI Hebrew *0430
9965 ARMENIA VOR-Yerevan English
11690 S. AFRICA R. Okapi-Meyerton, French/Lingala
11785 SEYCHELLES BBC Swahili *0400-0430*
11840 INDIA Hindi to 0415*
11860 CYPRUS BBC English
11895 ROMANIA RRI English
11935 IRAN VOIRI Dari
11980 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Chinese
13615 SRI LANKA R. Farda, Iranawela, Farsi
13680 IRAN VOIRI Swahili
13690 AUSTRALIA RA-Shepparton English
13710 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
15230 SRI LANKA RFE-Iranawela, Caucasian langs
15295 MALAYSIA VOM-Kajang, Malay
15445 CHINA CRI-Kashi Russian
15550 CHINA CNR1 Chinese

A new episode of "The Sounds of Shortwave" will be released in a few hours,
as a 20 minute Podcast compilation of off-air reception of all of the above
entries in a single audio file, with my commentary and narrative.

This will be available at:

Regards from Melbourne!

Bob Padula

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