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Saturday, April 18, 2015

MONITORING NOTES - 60, 31 and 40 metre bands

 
Solar Activity continues to remain low as we move through the peak of Sunspot Cycle 24.
 
10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux down to 150, and Equivalent Sunspot Number decreased to 105.
 
This is a summary of notable  occupancies observed here in Melbourne this morning across the time span 1900 to 1930, April 17 2015.
 
4810  ARMENIA V. of Armenia, Yerevan Arabic
5900 B BULGARIA European News Network, Kostinbrod, multi-languages
5910 ROMANIA RRI Serbian
5915 ZIMBABWE domestic
5970 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
5995 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Russian
6035 IRAN Russian at *1920
6055 ALBAN IA CRI-Cerrick French
6065 BOTSWANA VOA English to 1900*
6080 BELARUS domestic
6100 SERBIA Spanish
6110 ETHIOPIA R. Farda Oromo
 
9525 CHINA CRI-Shiz'ang Russian
9535 CHINA CRI-Baoji Portuguese
9765 CHINA CRI-Beijing Portuguese
9775 VATICAN Hello Darfur via SMG Sudanese
9890 ENGLAND VOV-Woofferton Russian
 
NOTES:
 
6260 No sign of CVC –Tashkent, may have closed SW services
9525 No sign of VOI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MONITORING RESEARCH - 5, 6 and 9 MHz

 
Inspection of the HF spectrum this morning here in Melbourne between 1900 and 1930 revealed these items of note, on April 15 2015:
 
4755 POHNPEI Cross Radio, English
5900 BULGARIA European News Radio Service, Kostinbrod English
5910 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
6050 KUWAIT R. Kuwait English
6080 BELARUS R.Belarus domestic
9310 SRI LANKA VOA (Deewa Radio) Iranawila Pashto
9335 SRI LANKA VOA (Deewa Radio) Iranawila Pashto
9775 VATICAN Darfur Radio via SMG Sudanese
9890 ENGLAND VOV-Woofferton Russian

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MONITORING NOTES

 
 
Good signals here in Melbourne this morning on 6, 7, and 11 MHz.
 
These occupancies were of note, in the time span 1900 to 1930, on April 14 2015.
 
5995 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Russian
6055 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
6185 ENGLAND RTI-Woofferton German
7425 EN GLAND IBRA-Woofferton Arabic
11625 ROMANIA RRI Spanish
11945 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji English, recently introduced morning service to Pacific
11975 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
12080 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Russian
 
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST - 15 AND 17 MHZ

 
 
Selected pre-sunrise monitoring observations this morning, 1830-1900, April 13 2015.
 
The dominant propagation modes were long path from Europe, Middle East and Africa and short path from Asia.
 
15460 THAILAND VOA-Udorn English
15510 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton, African language (Fur)
15560 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton African language
15595 VATICAN VR-SMG Mass
15630 FRANCE VOA-Issoudun Amharic
 
17715 SPAIN Spanish
 

NOTES OF INTEREST - MONITORING AT WESTERFOLDS' PARK - TEMPLESTOWE

Analysis of the 15 MHz spectrum in the Melbourne mid-afternoon window between 0440 and 0500 on April 13 2015 revealed some good signals, including several new channels recently activated for the A15 season.
 
This research was done at a field location in Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe in Melbourne's outer east, adjacent to the Yarra River, with the Eton E5 and two metres of antenna.
 
15120 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
15170 S. ARABIA Arabic
15210 INDIA Persian
15230 CUBA RHC Spanish
15310 GERMANY Mashaal Radio,  Nauen Persian
15420 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English
15445 CHINA CRI-Kashi Russian
15580 BOTSWANA VOA English
15615 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
 
 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

MONITORING NOTES - good propagation pre-dawn in Melbourne

 
MONITORING NOTES
 
Good propagation this morning pre-down here in Melbourne.
 
This is a summary  of Items of Interest across the time-span 1800-1830 on April 12 2015,
 
9610 IRAN Bosnian to 1820*
9625 AUSTRIA VOV-Moosbrunn Vietnamese
9720 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton Somali
9815 SRI LANKA R. Farda, Iranawila Persian
9890 CHINA CNR13 Minorities Network Uyghur to 1805*
9895 UAE RTI-Dhabbaya German
9900 IRAN German to 1820*
 
11855 GERMANY BVB-Nauen English from *1815