Saturday, July 19, 2014


This is a summary of selected observations of July 17 2014, in our mid-afternoon period, made at a field monitoring site on the banks of the Yarra River, at the base of Mt Lofty, at the edge of the Warrandyte State Park, in Melbourne's outer east.
This was across the time span 0430 to 0500, with good signals, using the little Eton E5 and a 3 m antenna! The focus was on the 459, 41 and 31 mbs.
5810 USA WEWN English
5910 GERMANY NHK-Nauen Japanese, super-signal!
5920 USA WHRI English
6105 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Belarusian
6125 SPAIN Spanish
6155 AUSTRIA ORF-Moosbrunn German
6175 USA VOV-WHRI Vietnamese
7295 FRANCE R. Algeria Issoudin Arabic
7405 USA R. Marti Greenville
7425 RWANDA DW-Kigali English
7435 GERMANY RL-Biblis Russian
7455 USA WRMI English
9550 GERMANY BVB-Nauen Arabic
9610 IRAN Hebrew to 0447*
9760 GERMANY.  R. Farda Biblis Persian
9790 CUBA CRI-Havana Cantonese
9800 RWANDA DW-Kigali English
9955 USA R. Slovakia International via WRMI Spanish

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MONITORING RESEARCH - Warrandyte State Park

Pound Bend Reserve

MONITORING RESEARCH - Warrandyte State Park (in Melbourne's outer east) on July 16 2014, mid afternoon, mid-winter, with excellent signals from all continents.
Yarra River at Pound Bend

The link will take you to the full report, which yielded some relatively rare spectrum occupancies, using the little Eton E5 and a 3 m antenna!
Yarra River at Pound Bend

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Australian DX Report 421 now available

Episode no. 421 is now available.
The ADXR is also available on iTunes.
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
Bob Padula

Monitoring from the Kestrel Creek

Kestrel Creek is in the Melbourne eastern suburb of Templestowe, and bisects the large bushland/recreational Westerfolds Park.
I was in the Park on July 14 2014 for some hiking and as the Eton E5 was on the front seat, I hooked it up to a 3 m random antenna near the Manna Gums car park. In the mid-afternoon I was pleasantly surprised at the high level of spectrum occupancy from all continents, on all bands above 5 MHz!
These are some selected entries which may be of interest, in the window 0500 to 0530, (1500-1530 local time here). Activity prior to 0500 is also indicated:
5975 ENGLAND NHK-Woofferton English
6075 GERMANY RL-Biblis Russian to 0459*
6180 BRAZIL 0455
7230 S. AFRICA Channel Africa Meyerton at *0500 English
11875 GERMANY VOA-Nauen Hausa
11925 IRAN Turkish
13590 IRAN Russian
13740 IRAN Dari
13710 IRAN Turkish
13850 EGYPT Arabic
13860 GERMANY R. Farda Lampertheim Persian
15170 S. ARABIA Arabic
15190 USA TOM-Okeechobee English
15285 S. ARABIA Swahili
15340 ROMANIA RRI French
21520 IRAN Russian
21620 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibetan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Australian DX Report - episode 420 now available

Episode no. 420 is now available.
The ADXR is also available on iTunes.
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
Bob Padula

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monitoring Research at Pelican Lake

This summarizes selected entries made at Pelican Lake, in Melbourne's outer east, on July 8 2014.
The Lake is part of the Chirnside Park Country Club, 35 km km east of the CBD, next to the Yarra River.
Some good signals were tracked in the 49, 31, and 25 metre bands in the mid-afternoon, across the time span 0500 to 0530, unless indicated otherwise
6005 ASCENSION BBC English
6060 CUBA RHC English
6080 SAO TOME VOA English
6125 SPAIN Spanish 0350
6180 BRAZIL early fade-in at 0355
9644.5 BRAZIL (nominally 9645)
9818 BRAZIL (nominally 9820)
11780 BRAZIL
11780 IRAN English (to 0420*)
11815 BRAZIL
11905 CHINA CNR5 Amoy