Tuesday, March 31, 2015


As predicted, there have been hundreds of frequency changes made by international broadcasters since the start of the A15  season on March 30.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies, made here in the pre-sunrise window here in Melbourne on March 30, examining the 11 MHz, 13 MHz and 15 MHz bands in the time-span 1730 to 1800.
Solar activity remains low. with the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux down to 134, and the Equivalent Smoothed Sunspot at 88.
Of note are :
- The cessation of all transmissions from Kigali, Rwanda
- The rearrangement of DW and AWR relays to alternative sites, due to the closing of the Kigali facility
- Increased usage of the Issoudun facility in France
- Transmissions in the Beja language for Sudan
- CRI use of 15 MHz for night-time broadcasts in  French for Africa
11510 FRANCE R. Denge Kurdistane, Issoudun Kurdish
11650 CHINA CRI-Xian Esperanto
11725 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
11780 GERMANY RFE-Lampertheim Russian
11825 CHINA CRI-Beijing Croatian
11835 TURKEY German
11865 IRAN Bosnian
11875 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
11955 FRANCE RTI-Issoudun Russian
11985 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Korean
12005 THAILAND R. Farda, Udorn Persian
12015 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
12055 VATICAN VOA-SMG Somali
12080 SAO TOME VOA Amharic
13570 CHINA CRI-Xian English
13590 VATICAN VOA-SMG English
13685 IRAN Swahili
13760 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
13870 THAILAND VOA-Udorn Oromo
15155 FRANCE AWR-Issoudun Oromo
15170 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Kabyle
15205 S. ARABIA Arabic
15245 FRANCE V. of Eritrean Forum, Issoudun, Tigrinya
15375 FRANCE DW-Issoudun French
15310 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton Dari
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic
15445 GERMANY NHK-Nauen Japanese
15510 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton Beja
15560 FRANCE DW-Issoudun French
15570 VATICAN VR-SMG English
15630 FRANCE VOA-Issoudun Oromo
15680 CHINA CRI-Kashi French

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