MONITORING NOTES TO START THE NEW YEAR!
The New Year of 2015 started with an excellent propagation opening into Melbourne in our pre-sunrise window, with splendid signals on 15 MHz, 17 MHz and 21 MHZ in the time span 1700 to 1730.
Most signals had disappeared by 1730, suggesting that the dominant propagation mode was short path (Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe), and long path (Americas) into Melbourne from the west.
This summary of observed spectrum occupancy may be of interest!
15140 INDIA Russian DRM mode, making frequencies between 15130 and 15150 unusable
15205 S. ARABIA Arabic
15225 S. ARABIA Arabic
15235 S. AFRICA Channel Africa Meyerton English
15300 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
15335 FRANCE BVB-Issoudun Tigrinya
15400 ASCENSION BBC English
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic
15455 SAO TOME VOA Shona
15540 KUWAIT R.Kuwait Urdu
15570 VATICAN VR-SMG French
15580 SAO TOME VOA English
15610 USA WEWN English
15825 USA WWCR English
17560 S. ARABIA Arabic
17575 MADAGASCAR AWR-Talata Swahili
17630 FRANCE V. of Oromo Revolution Issoudun Oromo
17655 USA VOA-G Portuguese
17670 INDIA English
17775 USA KVOH Spanish
17850 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
17895 VATICAN VOA via SMG relay English
21600 USA WHRI English