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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MONITORING RESEARCH

 
Near the monitoring site
 
Tarzan Rope near monitoring site
 
MONITORING RESEARCH
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies observed inn the time span 0330-0430 on March 31 2015.
 
The receiving location was next to the Yarra River, in Wonga Park, in Melbourne's Outer East, at Witton's Reserve.
 
This research was confined to the 11 MHz, 13 MHz and 21 MHz bands, with many new occupancies for A15 represented.
 
0330-0400
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11580 USA WRMI English
11670 CUBA RHC Spanish
11680 GERMANY NHK-Nauen Japanese
11750 VATICAN VOA-SMG Somali
11780 IRAN English
11825 ROMANIA RRI English
11895 OMAN BBC Persian
11960 ARMENIA DW-Yerevan Swahili
11970 IRAN Arabic
12035 KUWAIT VIA (Deewa Radio) Persian
12070 IRAN Dari
 
0400-0430
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11650 CHINA CRI-Kunming Vietnamese
11711 ARGENTINA (usual 1 kHz offset freq!)
11980 TURKEY Turkish
 
13680 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
13760 N. KOREA Spanish
13800 FRANCE R. Tamazuj, Issoudun, Sudanese
13825 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Persian
 
21505 MARIANAS RFA Chinese
21560 PHILS VR-Tinang Chinese
21600 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibetan
21620 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibetan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

A15 OPERATIONS

 
A15 OPERATIONS
 
Even though the A15 season has not yet "officially" started, many broadcasters have already moved their operations to the new schedule! A15 HFCC-authorized frequencies are supposed to start at 0001 UT on Mar 30 UT, but some broadcasters will delay this until 0100 on March 30.
 
Frequency occupancy on some channels is now a mixture of B14 and projected A15 operations, which may sort itself out when March 30 UTC arrives!
 
This is a summary of spectrum usage made on March 29, 2015, in the pre-sunrise window here in Melbourne!
 
1830-1900
 
9310 THAILAND VOA-Udon Korean
9335 PAKISTAN Urdu
9540 ROMANIA RRI German
15260 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton Arabic
 
1900-1930
 
6145 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton French
7485 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
11790 GERMANY$MANY AWR-Nauen African lang
11885 IRAN English
12060 FRANCE R. Algeria Issoudin Arabic
13660 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton English
13810 IRAN Hausa
13820 FRANCE R. Algeria Issoudin Arabic
15460 SPAIN Spanish
15490 SPAIN Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

BROADCASTS TO AUSTRALIA - A15 - effective March 29 2015

 
BROADCASTS TO AUSTRALIA – A15  SEASON – effective March 29 2015
 
Here are details of external service broadcasts specifically targeted for Australia, effective Mar 29 2015, as officially listed by the HFCC (ITU) in its provisional operational schedule.
 
AUSTRALIA HCJB-AUS
0725-0900 15490
 
INDIA – All India Radio
0945-1100 13695 17510 English
2030-2230 9910 11620 11740 English
 
CHINA – CRI
0900-1100 13790 17650 English
0900-1100 17850 Chinese
1000-1100 15440 Cantonese
1100-1200 9540 11750 13580 Cantonese
1200-1300 9760 11760 English
1300-1400 11900 English
 
EGYPT
2000-2200 9855 11610 Arabic
 
GUAM – TWR
1000-1020 11840 English (Mo to Sa only)
 
JAPAN -  NHK
1000-1030 9625 English
2000-2100 9625 Japanese
 
ROMANIA – RRI
0530-0600 17780 21500 English
 
TURKEY – VOT
2020-2130 7205 English
 
THAILAND – Radio Thailand
1230-1300 9390 English
1400-1430 9390 Thai
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MONITORING RESEARCH - 13 AND 15 MHZ BANDS

 
 
 
MONITORING  RESEARCH - 13 AND 15 MHZ BANDS
 
This is a summary of spectrum usage as observed here in Melbourne on March 24 2015 in our pre-sunrise window, 1830-1900.
 
Many of these items will become irrelevant on March 29 when the new A15 Transmission Season begins!
 
13580 BANGLADESH English
13590 SAO TOME VOA English
13640 INDIA English
13650 KUWAIT Arabic
13695 INDIA English
13740 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
13765 VATICAN VR-SMG Portuguese
13860 SAO TOME VOA English
 
15105 ASCENSION BBC English
15140 OMAN R. Oman Arabic
15190 PHILS-Tinang Tagalog
15300  FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
15400 ASCENSION BBC English
15455 SAO VOA English
15560 FRANCE DW-Issoudun Hausa
15570 VATICAN VR-SMG Portuguese
15580  BOTSWANA VOA English
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

MONITORING RESEARCH AT POUND BEND RESERVE, WARRANDYTE

 
MONITORING RESEARCH AT POUND BEND RESERVE, WARRANDYTE
 
11 MHz was very active this afternoon, with strong long path signals from  Europe, ME, and Africa, and short path from the Americas and Asia.
 
This is a summary made in the time span  0330 to 0400 at one of my favourite field sites in Melbourne's outer east!
 
11520 USA WEWN English
11580 USA WRMI English
11620 INDIA Urdu
11625 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata Swahili
11670 CUBA RHC Spanish
11711 ARGENTINA RAE to 0350* (still 1 kHz above China!)
11750 S. AFRICA RFI-Meyerton French
11765 BRAZIL
11780 BRAZIL
11855 B BRAZIL
11905 IRAN Dari
11935 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
12005 SRI LANKA VOA (Deewa Radio) Iranawila Pashto
12025 KUWAIT VOA (Deewa Radio) Pashto
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12005 SRI LAN KA