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Friday, December 19, 2014

MONITORING RESEARCH

MONITORING RESEARCH

Solar activity jumped up this morning, with the Solar Flux up to 192, and the SSN high at 144! 

This yielded good propagation into Melbourne during the pre-sunrise window between 1730 and 1800 – long path from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, short path from the Americas and Asia.

This is a summary of notable occupancies, Dec 18 UT.

17560 S. ARABIA Arabic to 1758*
17655 USA VOA-G Portuguese
17670 INDIA English from *1745
17775 USA KVOH Spanish
17780 ASCENSION BBC English to 1758*
17790 USA R. Africa via WRMI English to *1758
17800 RWANDA DW-Kigali French
17830 ASCENSION BBC English to 1758*
17895 VATICAN VOA via SMG relay English to 1758*

21600 USA WHRI English to 1755*

This shows many operations ending transmissions between 1755 and 1800!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MONITORING RESEARCH

MONITORING RESEARCH
 
Good propagation observed on December 16 2014 in the Melbourne afternoon on 11 MHz, 21 MHz and 13 MHz, in the window 0330 to 0400.
 
This summary may be of interest, as noted at one of my favourite minima-noise monitoring sites in the Warrandyte State Park, next to the Yarra River, at the Pound Bend Reserve, using the Eton E5 and a 2 m antenna.
 
Notable signals included many short path transmissions from Asia, including the Voice of Hope (Taiwan).
 
11580 TAIWAN V. of Hope Chinese
11620 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
"          INDIA Urdu
11625 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata Swahili
11670 CUBA RHC Spanish
11710 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
11711 ARGENTINA RAE French. Causing annoying 1 kHz het to China on 11710
11740 INDIA to 0345*
11780 BRAZIL R. Nacional
11800 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
11980 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Chinese
12005 SRI LANKA VOA (Deewa Radio) Iranawila Pashto
 
13620 CHINA CRI-Xian English
13655 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinese
13695 INDIA Hindi
13740 CUBA RHC Spanish
13820 TAIWAN V. of Hope Chinese
13835 SRI LANKA R. Farda Iranawila Persian
 
21600 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibetan
21700 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
 
Photo at the Monitoring Site!
 
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Australian DX Report episode 443 has been released

Episode no. 443 has been released.
 
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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monitoring Research 7 MHz

 
Monitoring Research 7 MHz
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies this morning around sunrise, as observed here in Melbourne in the upper section of the 7 MHz band, between 1800 and 1830.
 
7425 IRAN German to 1820*
7435 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Italian
7445 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
  "      CHINA CRI-Kashi Chinese
7465 S. AFRICA BBC=Meyerton French
7480 MOLDOVA R. Bahai Kishinev Persian
7495 THAUILAND VOA (Deewa Radio) Udon Pashto
7505 THAILAND BBC-Nakon Dari
7520 KUWAIT R. Farda Persian
7550 INDIA English
7570 N. KOREA  English
7585 SRI LANKA R. Farda Iranawila Persian
 
 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SPECTRUM RESEARCH - 6 MHZ BAND

 
The 6 MHz spectrum continues to be very active in the Melbourne post-sunrise window, dominated by short path signals from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
 
This is a summary of observed occupancies in the lower section of the band across the 1900 to 1930 window on December 10 2014 (UT)
 
5865 KUWAIT R. Fardi Persian
5895 FRANCE RFI Russian
5905 BULGARIA KBS-Kostinbrod German
5915 ZIMBABWE domestic
"       ENGLAND IBRA Radio Woofferton Arabic
5925 IRAN Albanian to 1930*
5950 ETHIOPIA V. of Tigray Revolution
5955 AUSTRIA VOV-Moosbrunn Vietnamese
5980 TURKEY Turkish
5985 CHINA CRI-Beijing Portuguese
5990 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
6010 ROMANIA RRI German
6020 CHINA CRI-Shiza. Albanian
6030 ETHIOPIA
6120 TURKEY Turkish
6130 SWAZILAND TWR-Manzini Afican langs
 

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Australian DX Report no. 442 released

Episode no. 442 has been released.
 
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