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Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Excellent signals noted April 19 here in Melbourne during our mid-afternoon across the time span 0415 to 0500.
This event was observed at one of my favourite low –noise  field monitoring sites, in the huge Westerfolds’ Park, in the outer eastern suburb of Templestowe.
Receiver was the pip-squeak Eton E15, with a miniature antenna of two metres, one metre above the ground, near the Yarra River.
Results (excluding numerous transmissions from China) were
0415 to 0430
9535 CUBA RHC Spanih
9545 SOLOMON ISL local
9770 TURKEY Turkish
9790 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin Frnch
9880 BULGARIA BBC-Kostinbrod Persian
11650 CHINA CRI-Kunming Vietnamese
11680 ZAMBIA V. of Hope Africa, Lusaka, English
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic
11825 MADAGASCAR WCR, English
11895 MARIANAS RFA-Agnigan, Chinse
11995 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata Somali
13630 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13760 N. KOREA VOK English
13790 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya Somali
13750 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
15030 INDIA Nepali
15090 KUWAIT R. Azadi, Dari
15920 TAIWAN VOH Chinese, parallel 15940
0435 to 0445:
7325 ROMANIA RRI Rumanian
7335 USA Marti, parallel 7435
12095 OMAN BBC English
12130 KUWAIT R. Mashaal, Pashto

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

HF MONITORING REPORT - 9, 11, 13, 21 MHz


The A21 international HF transmission has started, with hundreds of schedule changes introduced in at attempt to maintain effective long-distance coverage during the present period of very low solar activity.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies (early afternoon) intercepted across the time span 0245 to 0330 on March 30 2021 at my favourite low–noise site in the Westerfolds’ Park (picture), in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Templestowe. Receiver was the small Eton E10, with two metres of random antenna.
0245 to 0300
9440 OMAN BBC WS from *0300
9545 SOLOMON ISL local
9590 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9710 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9815 CHINA CRI-Kashi Chinese
9900 IRAN Arabic
11620  CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11640 CHINA CRI-Kunming  Bengali
11660  CHINA CNR1
11670 CHINA CNR2
11850 CUBA RHC Spanish
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic
11870 CHINA CRI-Kashi Pashto
11905 TAIWAN SOH C Chinese
11935 CHINA CNR5
11950 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Tibetan
0300 to 0330
12000 CRI-Kashi English
12010 PHILS R. Filipinas, English
12055 CHINA CNR17 Kazakh
12070 THAILAND R. Azada, Udon, Dari
13550 TAIWAN SOH Chinee
13580 ARMENIA BBC-Yerevan Persian
13590 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
13600 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
13670 CHINA Xingang PBS Uyghur
13680 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13730 CHINA CRI-Kunming Tamil
13745 THAILAND Deewa  Radio, Udon Pashto
13760 N. KOREA VOK Spanish
13770 CHINA CNR7 Cantonese
13780 CHINA CRI Chinese
21660 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibetan


Thursday, March 11, 2021

HF Monitoring Report - Melbourne - 9, 11, 13 MHz Spectrum


This is  a summary of notable frequency occupancies across the time span 0330-0400 on March 10, 2021. Location was in Westerfolds' Park, in the outer eastern suburb of Templestowe, adjacent to the Yarra River. Receiver was the little Eton E5, using a random wire antenna 1 m high, 3 m long!
9550 IRAN Russian
9700 TURKEY Turkish
11700  CHINA CRI-Kashi Hindi
11800 CHINA CNR2
11850 CUBA RHC Spanish
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic
11875 UAE VOA Dhabbaya Somali
11905 CHINA CNR1
11980 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
13610 CHINA CNR1
13630 CHINA CNR1
13640 TAIWAN  Chinese
13655 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinese
13670 CHINA PBS-Xizang Urumqi Uygur
13730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
13740 CUBA Spanish

Thursday, December 17, 2020

HF Monitoring - excellent 9, 11, 13 and 15 MHz bands

Despite solar activity remaining very low, an interesting opening occurred on December 16, 2020, with good  propagation into Melbourne in our pre-sunrise window across the timespan 1700 to 1730.
This is a summary of notable spectrum occupancies
9370 THAILAND VOA (Deewa Radio) Udon Pashto
9330 USA WBCQ English
9485 ENGLAND VOA–Woofferton Oromo
9495 TURKEY Spanish
9515 KOREA  REP KBS Korean
9525 FRANCE V. of Welt, Issoudin, Kurdish
9540 UAE IBRA-Dhabbaya, African langs
9585 UAE BBC Dhabbaya Arabic
9595 TURKEY Uzbek
9600 OMAN BBC Amharic from *1730
9610 GERMANY V. of Oromo Revolution, Nauen, Oromo
9660 TURKEY from *1730 English
9705 VATICAN VR-SMG French
9720 BULGARIA  Gremne Radio via Kostinbrod,Tigrigna
9740 KOREA REP KBS Korean
9750 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Kurdish
9765 GERMANY NHK-Nauen Japanese
9775 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton Arabic
9790 S ARABIA Arabic
9885 S ARABIA Tajik
11530 TURKEY Asian langs
11550 MARIANAS RFA-Agignan Korean
11590 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
11660 SWAZILAND TWR-Manzini Oromo
11720 MADAGASCAR AWR-Talata Swahili
11745 S ARABIA Arabic
11750 SRI LANKA SLBC Sinhala
11850 KUWAIT VOA English
11860 S ARABIC Arabic
12040 SAO TOME VOA Amharic
12120 PHILS  R Filipinas, Tinang from *1730 Filipino
13645 MALI CRI-Bamako Swahili
13730 MADAGASCAR NHK-Talata Swahili *1730
13860 SAO TOME VOA Shona
15125 MALI CRI-Bamako Swahili
15225 S ARABIA Arabic
15460 SAO TOME VOA Shona

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Frequency Occupancy Report

This is a summary of notable frequency usage monitored in the Melbourne post-sunrise window on December 11 2020 across the time-span 1915 to 1945. Good shortpath darkness transmission from Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa.
5900 BULGARIA BVB-Kostinbrod Arabic
5980 TURKEY Turkish
5985 CHINA CRI-B Portuguese
6020 CHINA CR-Shizuan Albanian
6030 ETHIOPIA R Oromiya Oromo
6130 IRAN French
6170 N. KOREA VOK German
6140 BULGARIA BC-Kostinbrod Persian
6160 CHINA CRI-Xian German
7205 CHINA CRI-Xian Portuguese
7215 CHINA CRI-B Cantonese
7225 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
7245 FRANCE Almeda Bible Fellowship, Issoudin, English
7255 CHINA CRI-Kunming Turkish
7265 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
7315 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7335 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Arabic
7350 CHINA CRI-Kashi French
7360 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
7365 CHINA CRI-B Portuguese
7375 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7425 S. ARABIA Arabic
7435 CHINA CRI-Xian Hungarian
7445 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
7465 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
7475 THAILAND R. Thailand, Udon English
7485  GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Kurdish
7520 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
7570 N. KOREA VOK Spanish
7580  THAILAND R.Farda, Udon Persian
9535 CHINA CRI-Baoji Portuguese
9730 VIETNAM English
9730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Persian (co-channel Vietnam)
9745 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Esperanto
9780 Austria AWR-Moosbrunn French from *1930