AUSTRALIAN SHORTWAVE JOURNAL



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Propagation and Monitoring Report

Evening propagation into Mont Albert has been quite good, of late, on those
bands which have been open.

Continuing low solar activity has mitigated against long-haul propagation in
this time period on frequencies above about 15 MHz!

This is a summary of May 15 , in the window 0900 to 0930, on 49 and 41
metres.

5890 USA WWCR English
5930 RUSSIA R. Rossi, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka
5940 RUSSIA R. R Rossi, Magadan, Russian
5950 JAPAN NHK-Yamata, Korean *0915
5980 USA R. Marti, Greenville
6030 USA R . Marti, Greenville
6055 JAPAN . Nikkei 1, Japanese ese
6070 JAPAN NHK-Yamata, Japanese
6090 JAPAN NHK Chinese
6150 AUSTRALIA RA-Shepparton, Pidgin
6180 BRAZIL R. National
6195 USA NHK-WHRI Portugese

IPS says: High solar flare activity. An X1.2 magnitude solar flare occurred
at 0148 on May 15, producing a short-wave fadeout centred on the Western
Pacific, and including the Australian continent. Minor coronal mass ejection
effects possible later in the day. Solar wind light. Geomagnetic conditions
quiet initially, becoming unsettled to active. Further short-wave radio
fadeouts likely. High-frequency radio communications otherwise normal.

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