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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Propagation excellent

Solar activity continues to be indicated as "very low" according to the Department of Space Services in Sydney, with the 10.7 cm solar radio flux having dropped to 110, and the daily equivalent SSN down to 60.
So, not much long-haul multi-hop propagation into Melbourne over darkness or semi-darkness paths above about 12 MHz.
Despite that, with winter about to start in one day, good propagation in our mid-afternoons on 6 MHz from the Americas, Middle East, Europe and Africa.
This is a summary of key occupancies observed on May 28 between 030 and 0600 from on of my favourite field monitoring locations in the Warrandyte State Park, in the heritage gold mining precinct at Fidler Gully, 15 km east of central Melbourne.
5890 USA WWCR English
5910 GERMANY TWR-Wertachtal *0545 Polish
5935 USA WWCR English
5950 USA RTI Okeechobee English
5965 CUBA RHC Spanish
6010 CUBA RHC English
6020 CANADA CRI Sackville English
6050 CUBA RHC English
6055 SPAIN REE English
6060 CUBA RHC English
6080 SAO TOME VOA English
6090 ANGUILLA University Network English
6095 SAO TOME VOA French
6125 CUBA RHC English
6155 AUSTRIA ORF Moosbrunn German
6190 S. AFRICA BBC Meyerton English
11 MHz propagation notes
Plenty of shortpath activity from Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia, and longpath from the Americas, in our morning period from 2100-2300, as at May 29 2012.
11730 BELARUS Radio Belarus, with English 2100-2200, Russian 2200-2300
11765 IRAN VOIRI, morning service in Japanese *2100-2200*
11830 F. GUYANA WYFR Montsinery Portuguese 2230
11870 IRAN VOIRI, morning service in Malayalam *2230
11940 ROMANIA RRI English 2245
Regards from Melbourne!
Bob Padula

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