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Friday, April 20, 2012

Propagation and Monitoring

I was in the Olinda Forest , 30 km east of central Melbourne, yesterday and did some propagation research in the mid-afternoon period, using the little E5 receiver and  three metres of random wire antenna.
Its autumn now, 'with good longpath signals from Europe, Africa,ME, and shortpath from the Americas, on 6 MHz, and Antarctic-mode Brazilian activity on 9 MHz and 11 MHz.
Solar activity remains very low, with the 10.7 cm flux down to 122, and the equivalent smoothed sunspot number down to 72.
This is a summary of selected entries entries, observed in the span 0500 and 0530:
5890 USA WWCR English
5965 COSTA RICA REE Spanish
6055 SPAIN REE Spanish
6080 BONAIRE NHK Spanish
6110 CANADA NHK Sackville English
6125 CUBA RHC English
6155 AUSTRIA ORF German
6190 S.AFRICA BBC Meyerton English losh
11765 BRAZIL
11780  BRAZIL
21520 IRAN Russian
21580 MARIANAS RFA Tinian Chinese
21710 MARIANAS RFA Tinian Chinese
Regards from Melbourne!
Bob Padula

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