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Friday, December 21, 2012

HF Spectrum at 1730-1830

Life of Pi Poster
 
There is good activity on the 15 MHz, 17 MHz and 21 MHz bands in our sunrise period, dominated by strong long path signals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and short path propagation from he Americas.
 
Even though solar activity is very low (115 10.7 cm radio flux, 66 SSN) I am surprised that the above bands are being used by many broadcasters for darkness transmission paths!
 
This is what  those bands looked like on December 20 (Dec 21 here!) between 1730 and 1830.
 
15105 ASCENSION BBC French 1815
15190 PHILS VOP Tagalog
15205 S. ARABIA Arabic to 1800*
15225 S. ARABIC Arabic to 1800*
15235 S. AFRICA Channel Af, Meyerton, English 1755*
15275 RWANDA DW-Kigali French
15300 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
15330 USA R. Marti Greenville
15420 USA WBCQ English
15400 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton English
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic to 1800*
15540 KUWAIT R. Kuwait mega-signal, beginning English 1800
15570 VATICAN BC=SMG English 1745
15580 BOTSWANA VOA English 1810
15595 OMAN R.Oman Arabic
15610 USA WEWN English
15620 VATICAN VOA via SMG Somali *1800
15630 GREECE VOG Greek 1800
15670 SAO TOME VOA Portuguese to 1800*
15670 BOTSWANA VOA Portuguese *1800
15710 EGYPT House 1800.
15720 MADAGASCAR NHK-Talata English 1800
15775 SAO TOME VOA English 1730
15825 USA WWCR English
 
17640 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton English 1805
17655 USA VOA-Greenville English 1810
17670 INDIA English 1805 (may be short path!)
17735 TUNISIA Arabic 18i5
17885 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton French 1800
 
21630 USA WHRI English 1815
 
India – don't forget to see the upcoming 3D movie "The Life of Pi", which starts on Jan 1 in Australia, runs for 127 mins, aspect ratio 1.33:1
 
Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.
 
Regards!
Bob
Mont Albert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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