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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A15 MONITORING RESEARCH

A15 MONITORING RESEARCH
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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