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Friday, January 30, 2015

11 MHZ SPECTRUM - the top end!

 
(Image from 1936)
 
The 10 cm Solar Flux has increased to 159, which will improve the reliability of muilti-hop, long-haul propropagation on  darkness or sem-darkness paths above 14 MHz.
 
This is a summary of occupancies in the upper end of the 11 MHz band between 1915 and 1930 on Jan 29 2015,  as noted here in  Melbourne at 0615.
 
11900 UAE VOA-Dhabbaya Tigrinya to 1930*
11915 S. ARABIA Arabic
11930 S. ARABIA Arabic
11935 INDIA English
11940 SPAIN Spanish
11965 SRI LANKA VOA-Iranawila Tigrinya to 1930*
11975 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Hausa
11985 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
11995 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
12030 SPAIN Spanish
12040 IRAN Hausa to 1920*
12050 USA WEWN Spanish
12095 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya Arabic
12120 PHILS PBS-Tinang Tagalog
12140 KUWAIT VOA Tigrinya to 1930*
 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

9 MHZ - the top end

 
A high level of occupancy at the top end of the 9 MHz band this morning, dominated by short path (darkness) transmissions from Europe, ME, Africa and Asia, long path (darkness) transmissions from the Americas also present.
 
This summary may be of interest, from here in Melbourne, in our sunrise period on Jan 27 2015 UT, across the time-span 1900 to 1930.
 
9380 INDIA National net
9745 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Esperanto
9780 VATICAN Hello Darfur, via SMG, Sudanese
9790 FRANCE RFI-Issoudun French
9800 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
9815 Hello Darfur Sudanese
9830 S. AFRICA RFI-Meyerton French
9835 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang domestic
9840 USA WHRI English
9850 IRAN French to 1930*
9850 GERMANY AWR-Nauen *1930
9870 S. ARABIA Arabic
9875 N. KOREA English
9895 UAE RFI-Dhabbaya French
9905 PHILS PBS-Tinang Tagalog to 1930*
9915 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton English
9935 GREECE Greek
9980 USA WWCR English
 
 
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Australian DX Report Podcast, episode no. 449

Episode no. 449 has been released, commemorating Australia Day!.
 
It features a Solar Activity report, news about International SW Stations, Schedule Changes, and a Spectrum Monitoring Report.
 
 
The ADXR is also available on iTunes.
 
The on-air version may be heard every Monday at 1245 UTC on 15795, over WWCR Nashville – special ADXR QSLs are available.
 
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
 
Bob Padula
Host/Producer

6 MHz and 9 MHZ spectrum monitoring

 
 
6 MHz and 9 MHZ spectrum monitoring
 
Sunrise here in Melbourne is now later, as we move closer to autumn. This means that the night-time propagation window has lengthened, for darkness paths from the west and north on frequencies below about 12 MHz.
 
Here i s a summary of notable occupancies in the 1900 to 1930 period, Jan 25 2015, on 6 MHz and 9 MHz.
 
5905 BULGARIA KBS-Kostinbrod German
6030 GERMANY BVB-Nauen, English
6040 IRAN English at *1920
6180 IRAN Russian at *1920
 
9400 FRANCE R. Denge Kurdistane, Issoudin Kurdish
9470 AUSTRIA BVB-Moosbrunn Sundays only English *1915-1930*
9700 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
9800 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean
9850 IRAN French to 1920*
9895 UAE RTI-Dhabbaya French
9940 SWAZILAND TWR-Manzini LIngala
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

7 MHZ SPECTRUM -THE TOP END

 
7 MHZ SPECTRUM -THE TOP END
 
This is a summary of what the upper reaches of the 7 MHz spectrum looked like between 1900 and 1915 on Jan 24 2015. That's 0600 here min Melbourne, Jan 25.
 
7405 CHINA CRI-Xian Portuguese
7415 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Czech
7430 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
7440 CHINA CRI-Xian Hungarian
7445 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
7465 ALBANIA R. Tirana Italian
7475 SRI LANKA RL-Iranawila Russian at *1900
7520 KUWAIT R. Farda
7550 INDIA English
7570 N. KOREA Spanish at *1900
7585 KUWAIT R. Farda
 
7585 KUWAIT R. Farda

Saturday, January 24, 2015

AFTERNOON SIGNALS on 9 MHz and 11 MHz

 
 
AFTERNOON SIGNALS on  9 MHz and 11 MHz
 
Good propagation into Melbourne on Jan 23 2015, as observed in Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe, next to the Yarra River.
 
All continents represented in the time span 0345 to 0400.
 
Notable was Radio Exterior Argentina with its Chinese service from 0400. This station is actually operating on 11711, causing that annoying 1 KHz het to China Radio International on 11710. RAE in the clear after 0400 when CRI vacates the channel.
 
Here is the summary:
 
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Chinese
9545 SOL ISLES
9500 IRAN Arabic
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish
9695 OMAN BBC Persian
9710 CUBA RHC Spanish
9845 VATICAN VOA via the SMG relay Somali
9895 IRAN Arabic
 
11640 TAIWAN RTI Chinese
11711 ARGENTINA Chinese from 0400
11770 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Chinese
11780 BRAZIL
11905 IRAN Dari
11935 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
12035 OMAN BBC English
 
Pix "on-location" in the Park!