Friday, August 29, 2014

Monitoring Research

Research of the 7 MHz spectrum during the Melbourne pre-sunrise window has revealed a large number of unoccupied channels in the period 1830 to 1900.
This has been due to the closure of many IBB services in this time period, including VOA, RFE/RL and RFA, which had used frequencies in this band.
There are more vacant channels than active ones!
This is a summary of what the band looked like on August 28 2014 in the time span 1830 to 1900.
7205 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
7210 N. KOREA French
7265 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Bulgarian
7275 S. KOREA KBS-Kimjae English
7280 VIETNAM French
7300 ROMANIA RRI German
7340 CHINA CRI-Kashi Italian
7350 CHINA CRI-Urumqi French
7350 IRAN Russian to 1850* co-channel China
7375 OMAN BBC Arabic
7395 CHINA CRI-Kashi German
7415 CHINA CRI-Beijing Russian
7425 THAILAND BBC-Nakhon Dari
7480  MOLDOVA   R. Bahia, Kishinev Persian

Monday, August 25, 2014

Australian DX Report weekly Podcast

Episode no. 427 is now available.
The ADXR is also available on iTunes.
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
Bob Padula

Friday, August 22, 2014


Good propagation around the Melbourne sunrise window on August 21 2014.
Signals of note included IBRA Radio from Woofferton , VOIRI, AWR from Nauen and RRI.
Dominated by short path from Europe, Africa, ME, and Asia.
This is a summary of selected observations in the 1930 to 2000 period:
11605 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Arabic
11615 SPAIN English
11625 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
11635 N. KOREA English
11730 BELARUS German
11840 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Arabic
11875 ENGLAND IBRA RADIO Woofferton Fulfulde
11885 IRAN English
11975 ROMANIA Russian
12015 N. KOREA German
12025 RWANDA DW-Kigali Portuguese
12070 ENGLAND IBRA Radio Woofferton African langs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Australian DX Report episode 426 available

Episode no. 426 is now available.
The ADXR is also available on iTunes.
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
Bob Padula

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


The 7 MHz spectrum in the Melbourne post-dawn window between 2030 and 2100 is currently heavily congested, mainly from the huge number of channels in use by China Radio International and China National Radio.
This is a summary of selected items observed on August 18 2014 in that time period.
7205 TURKEY VOT English
7205 SUDAN Sudan Radio Arabic
7235 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
7250 VATICAN VR-SMR Arabic *2040
7295 MALAYSIA Eng,lish
7295 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
7390 CHINA CRI-Xian Serbian
7425 IRAN Spanish
7450 GREECE R. Makedonias Greek

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monitoring Research - 9 MHz

Here in Melbourne, it is only two weeks until the end of winter, and propagation patterns have changed, with earlier sunrise and later sunset.
Solar Activity continues to remain low, meaning that long-haul, multi-hop propagation on frequencies above about 14 MHz on darkness or partial-darkness paths will continue to be unreliable.
The 9 MHz area continues to show strong activity in our pre-sunrise window, in the time span 1900 to 1930, corresponding to 0500 to 0530 here. This band is dominated by transmissions from  Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, arriving in Melbourne via the darkness zone from the west.
Notable occupancies included:
IBRA Radio via Kigali 9550
Radio Cairo 9685
CRI via Cerrick 9480
RRI 9500 and 9540
VOIRI 9715
This is the full summary:
9390 THAILAND R. Thailand English
9410 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English,lish
9420 GREECE Greek
9425 N. KOREA German
9440 CHINA CRI English
9460 TURKEY Turkish
9480 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
9500 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
9515 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Czech
9525 CHINA CRI-Beijing  Russian
9535 CHINA CRI-Baoji Portuguese
9540 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
9550 RWANDA IBRA-Kigali Arabic
9555 S. ARABIA Arabic
9560 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Hungarian
9620 INDIA Arabic
9620 CHINA CRI-Kashi Portuguese
9645 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
9655 CHINA CRI-Kunming Turkish
9665 SPAIN English
9675 S. ARABIA Arabic
9685 EGYPT Russian
9715 IRAN English from *1920
9730 VIETNAM English
9755 IRAN Italian from *1920
9765 CHINA CRI-B Portugese
9775 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
9810 BOTSWANA VOA Portuguese
9835 MALAYSIA domestic Malay
9840 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Russian
9870 S. ARABIA Arabic
9875 N. KOREA German
9925 PHILS PBS Tinang English