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Friday, May 29, 2015

Australian DX Report episode 466 released

 
 
Episode no. 465 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 1145 UTC on 15795, over WWCR Nashville – special ADXR QSLs are available.
 
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
 
Bob Padula
Host/Producer
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Solar Activity

 
Solar activity has fallen to a very low level, the lowest for many months - 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux is 90, and the daily Equivalent Sunspot Number is 41.
 
It seems that the peak of Sunspot Cycle 24 has now passed, with Cycle 25 imminent.
 
Here in Melbourne, this low level of activity has  manifested itself in unreliable propagation on long haul. multi-hop darkness or semi-darkness routes on frequencies above about 14 MHz, due to considerably depressed Optimum Working Frequencies (OWFs) and Maximum Usable Frequencies (MUFs) on those circuits.
 
Items of note this morning (May 26 UT) between 1930 and 2000, 5.30 am here, revealed these occupancies in the 9 MHz band:
 
9515 GERMANY NY Pan American Broadcasting, Nauen English
9635 TURKEY French
9715 IRAN English from  *1930
9850 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Kurdish
9940 SWAZILAND TWR-Manzini French
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Australian DX Report episode 465 released - Podcast/MP3

Episode no. 465 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 1145 UTC on 15795, over WWCR Nashville – special ADXR QSLs are available.
 
Regards from Melbourne, Australia!
 
Bob Padula
Host/Producer
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

MONITORING RESEARCH - 11 MHZ SPECTRUM

 
Solar Activity has dropped significantly – 10 cm Solar Radio Flux down  to 100, and Daily Equivalent Smoothed Sunspot Number at 48. It's possible that the peak of Sunspot Cycle 24 has now passed, as the Earth slides down into  Cycle 25.
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies observed here in Melbourne on May 23, 2015, pre-sunrise, across the time span 1900 to 1930, dominated by short path (darkness) propagation from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
 
11625 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
11635 N. KOREA VOK English
11650 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick German
11690 NEW ZEALAND English DRM (completely blocking 11675 to 11705 with wideband digital hash)
11710 INDIA Arabic
11750 CHINA CRI-JInhua Portuguese
11775 CHINA CRI-Kashi German
11790 GERMANY AWR-Nauen Wolof
11840 S. AFRICA AWR-Meyerton French
11875 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton Fulfulde
11885 IRAN French/English
11910 N. KOREA VOK English
11955 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Hausa
11965 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
11975 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
11985 IRAN Albanian/English
12015 N. KOREA English
12040 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Tigrinya
12080 UAE VOA-Dhabbaya Tigrinya
12120 PHILS PBS-Tinang Tagalog
 
 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CHINA

 
CHINA
 
The number of frequencies currently in use by China Radio International in the 6 and 7 MHz spectrum remains high, as  compared with other broadcasters.
 
This summary shows observed occupancies, for CRI  in those bands on May 19, 2015, in the time spans 1900 to 1930, and 2000 to 2030, as noted here in Melbourne.
 
1900-1930 [9 MHz]
 
9440 English, Kunming
9480 French, Cerrick (Albania)
9525 Russian, Beijing
9535 Portuguese, Baojing
9560 Hungarian, Urumqi
9645 French, Kunming
9655 Turkish, Kunming
9765 Portuguese, Beijing
 
2000-2030 [7 MHz]
 
7215 Albanian, Cerrick
7245 Chinese, Kashi
7255 Russian, Baoji
7285 English, Cerrick
7295 English, Cerrick
7365 Polish, Urumqi
7325 Serbian, Urumqi
7350 French, Urumqi
7390 Serbian, Xian
7405 Chinese, Xian
7415 English, Kashi
7490 Chinese, Beijing
 
2000-2030 Non CRI:
 
Xizang Peoples Broadcasting Station (Lhasa) 7450 and 7290, Chinese
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Monday, May 18, 2015

HIGH FREQUENCY SPECTRUM USAGE - 9 MHZ BAND

 
This is a summary of External Service frequency usage in the 9 MHz band, as monitored here in Melbourne between 2000 and 2030 on May 17 2015.
 
CRI
9440 9480 9525 9585 9600 9865
 
SAUDI ARABIA
9555 9675 9870
 
VOICE OF VIETNAM
9430 9635 9730
 
ADVENTIST WORLD RADIO
9610 9760
 
RADIO FREE ASIA
9455 9875
 
IRAN
9400 9715
 
VOICE OF KOREA
9425 9665
 
VOICE OF TURKEY
9460
 
VOICE OF AMERICA
9490
 
RADIO AUSTRALIA
9580
 
NHK
9625
 
RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL
9790
 
RADIO ALGERIA
9375
 
RADIO THAILAND
9390
 
RADIO ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL
9540 9800
 
MOROCCO - RADIO MEDI
9575
 
RADIO TV MALAYSIA
9835
 
BBC
9915
 
 
 
 
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