Friday, July 28, 2017


Solar activity is now at a very low level – the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux is hovering around 70, and the daily Equivalent Sunspot Number is only 5.
Very sad!
So long-haul, multi-hop propagation across darkness or semi-darkness areas on frequencies above 11 MHz will continue to be unreliable, or even non –existent.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on 9 MHz here in Melbourne between 1930 and 2000 on July 27, 2017.
9390 THAILAND R. Thailand English
9420 GREECE Greek
9480 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick English.,lkish
9525 INDONESIA English
9545 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton Hausa
9645 CHINA CRI-Kunming French
9710 VATICAN NHK-Santa Maria di Galeria English
9730 VIETNAM French
9745 KUWAIT RFA Chinese
9820 OMAN B BC English
9850 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Kurdish


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Monitoring Research 9 MHz - Overseas Relay Usage

This is a summary of Overseas Relays noted here in Melbourne on July 19 2017 in the time span 2200-2230.
9320 PHILS VOA-Tinang Cambodian
9370 KUWAIT RFA Tibetan
9600 PHILS Vatican R, Tinang Chinese
9845 PHILS VOA-Tinang Chinese

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Solar Activity continues to fluctuate and Dept of Meteorology.(Sydney) reports that the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux is now 95, and the Daily Equivalent  Sunspot Number is 41. This a significant increase as compared with the situation earlier in July.
Here in Melbourne, channel usage in the windows 1930 to 2030 on 6 and 7 MHz remains high. The following summary of notable frequency occupancies was made on July 12, 2017
1930 to 2000
5960 TURKEY Turkish
5985 CHINA CRI-Beijing Portuguese
5995 KOREA REP VOH Korean
6000 BULGARIA TOM-Kostinbrod, English
6010 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
6020 CHINA CRI-Shiz Albanian
6030 ETHIOPIA R. Oromiya, Oromo
6090 ETHIOPIA R. Amhara, Amharic
6090 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Romanian
6110 CHINA CRI-Xian Russian
6145 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton French
6170 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
6185 ENGLAND RTI-Woofferton German
7215 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick  Arabic
7245 CHINA CRI-Baoji Russian
7255 CHINA CRI-Kashi Chinese
7265 CHIBA CRI-Kashi Esperanto
7280 VIETNAM German
7305 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Polish
7315 IRAN Azeri
7325 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Serbian
7335 CHINA CRI-Shiz Chinese
7350 CHINA CRI-Urumqi French
7360 VATICAN VR-SMG English
7365 THAILAND VOA-Udorn, Korean
7390 CHINA CRI-Xian Serbian
7440 CHINA CRI-Beijing Chinese
7485 PHILS VOA-Tinang Korean

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Solar Activity has fallen considerably, with the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux now down to 71 and the Daily Equivalent Sunspot Number has dropped to an extraordinary low of 6, according to the Dept. of Meteorology in Sydney. Dept also advised that these levels are expected to drop even further in the days ahead, as we move through Sunspot Cycle 24.
This means that the frequency window of propagation opportunity has contracted, and will continue to do so, with reliable, long-haul multi-hop transmission over darkness or semi-darkness paths now limited to below approximately 10 MHz.
Here in Melbourne, good propagation continues in the 9 MHz spectrum during our winter daytime period, and this summary of frequency occupancies was made on July 4, 2017, late-morning, between 0100 and 0130, just prior to Solar Noon.
9370 KAZAKHSTAN RFA-Dushanbe Tibetan
9420 GREECE Greek
9450 GERMANY Yatra Radio, Nauen, Indian languages
9460 TURKEY Turkish
9470 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
9490 FRANCE R. Republica, Issoudun Spanish
9500 IRAN Spanish
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick English
9590 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9635 VIETNAM domestic
9655 CHINA CRI-Nanning Chinese
9675 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
9680 KUWAIT RFA Tibetan
9710 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9770 TURKEY Spanish
9790 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
9835 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang domestic
9840 UAE Deewa Radio (VOA) Dhabbaya Pashto
9865 INDIA Hindi
9900 UZBEKISTAN TWR-India, Tashkent, Indian langs
9915 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Hindi
9925 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Good propagation continues in to Melbourne in our pre-sunrise  periods. This summary of notable frequency occupancies made on 26 June 2017 in the 6 MHz band between 1930 and 2000 indicates the extent of this propagation, short path from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
5860 KUWAIT R. Farda. Persian
5875 THAILAND VOA-Udorn Korean
5910 ROMANIA Romanian
5945 KOREA REP. VOH Korean
5950 ETHIOPIA V. of Tigrinyan Revolution, Afar
5960 TURKEY Turkish
5970 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
5985 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
6010 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
6020 CHINA CRI-Shizuan Albanian
6030 ETHIOPIA R. Oromiya, Oromo
6055 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
6080 BOTSWANA VOA English
6090 ETHIOPIA R. Amhara, Amharic
6110 ETHIOPIA R. Fana, Oromo
6145 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton French
6170 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish
6185 ENGLAND KBS-Woofferton German

Monday, June 26, 2017


💬 Recent reception reports of ADXR programs over international broadcasters have been acknowledged with ADXR E-QSLS to the following listeners: 

 Kostian Pravotorov (Ukraine) 15670 1530 UTC AWR-Nauen (Germany) 

Jose Jacob (India) 11580 0200 UTC AWR-Miami (USA)

 Allen Dean (England) 15670 1540 UTC AWR-Nauen (Germany)