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Monday, October 16, 2017

Monitoring Research - 9 MHz band

 
Monitoring Research - 9 MHz band
 
Solar activity is fluctuating wildly – the 10.7 cm solar radio flux is now down to 70, and the equivalent daily sunspot number has dropped to 5
Despite this, 9 MHz spectrum usage, as noted here in Melbourne on October 15, 2017, revealed high occupancy, across the time span 2100 to 2130, dominated by short path (darkness) transmissions from Europe, Africa,  the Middle East, North America and Asia.
 
This summary may be of interest
 
9350 USA WWCR English
9380  INDIA national net
9430 CHINA CRI-Urumqi French
9475 USA WTWW English
9490 KUWAIT VOA French
9500 CHINA CNR1
9515 CHINA CNR2
9555 S. ARABIA Arabic
9640 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9655 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
9665 CHINA CNR5
9685 CHINA CNR5
9790 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
9860 CHINA CNR1
9870 S. ARABIA Arabic
9905 INDIA English
9955 USA WRMI English
9980 USA WWCR English
 

 
 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Propagation Research - 9 MHz and 11 MHz

 
PROPAGATION RESEARCH - 9 MHz and 11 MHz
 
Good signals on 9 MHz and 22 MHz between 1800 and 1830 on October 2, 2017, from here in Melbourne.
 
This summary of notable frequency occupancies is dominated by short (darkness) path propagation from Europe,  Middle East, Africa and Asia:
 
9310 THAILAND VOA (Deewa Radio) Udon Pashto
9450 CHINA CRI-Kashi Hausa
9680 S. ARABIA Turkish
9740 S, KOREA KBS-KImjae Korean
9775 ROMANIA RRI German
9830 SAO TOME DW Hausa
9950 IRAN German to 1820*
9940 SWAZILAND TWR-Africa Manzini Kunama
 
11615 ENGLAND Hello Darfur Woofferton Sudanese
11695 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
11875 ENGLAND BBC-Woofferton French
11945 FRANCE NHK-Issoudin Spanish\
11955 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Arabic
11975 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
12005 ENGLAND R. Farda Woofferton Parisian (to 1800*)
12025 INDIA Malayalam
12150 GERMANY VOA (Deewa Radio) Nauen Pashto
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MONITORING RESEARCH – 3, 4, 5, and 6 MHZ

 
MONITORING RESEARCH – 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 MHZ
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies across the time-span 1830 to 1900, here in Melbourne, on September 5, 2017.
 
3250 N. KOREA Pyongyang BS Korean
3255 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton English
3320 S. AFRICA R. Sonder Grense, Meyerton Afrikaans
3930 S. KOREA Voice of People, Korean
3985 S. KOREA Voice of Hope, Korean
4450 S. KOREA Voice of People, Korean
4810 ARMENIA V. of Armenia, Persian
4885 S. KOREA Voice of Hope, Korean
5910 ROMANIA RRI Macedonian
6080 BOTSWANA VOA English
6090 NIGERIA R. Amara, Amharic
6135 S. KOREA V. of Freedom, Korean
6165 OMAN BBC Dari
6170 BANGLADESH Urdu
6195 OMAN BBC English
6250 S. KOREA Echo of  Hope, Korean
7290 ROMANIA IRRS-Saftica English
7480 MOLDOVA R. Bahai, Kishinev Persian
 
 
 

Good afternoon propagation

 

As if by magic, solar activity has suddenly increased – the 10.7 cm Solar Radio Flux is now 188, and the Daily Equivalent Sunspot Number is now 136!

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies in the 9 MHz, 11 Hz, 13 MHz and 21 MHz regions on September 4, 2017, across the time span 0400 to 0430, mid-afternoon here, as monitored at the Westerfolds' Park, Templestowe, in Melbourne's outer east. 

Receiver was the Eton E5, two  metre antenna. 
9410 AUSTRIA BBC-Moosbrunn English
9535 CUBA RHC Spanish
9545 SOLOMON ISL domestic
9550 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Turkish
9600 VATICAN R. Tamazuj via SMG
9660 MADAGASCAR R-Talata Tigrinya
9790 CUBA CRI-Havana Chinese
9955 USA WRMI English
11520 USA WEWN English
11580 USA TOM-WRMI English
11650 CHINA CRI-Kunming Vietnamese
11670 INDIA Persian
11700 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin French
11725 NZ RNZI
11730 FRANCE Eye Radio – Issoudin Arabic
11825 MADAGASCAR KNLS English
11860 S. ARABIA R. Sanaa – Jeddah Arabic
11865 IRAN Arabic
11875 OMAN BBC Persian
11885 CHINA PBS-Xinjiang Urumqi Uyghur
11905 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
11945 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English
11980 TURKEY Turkish
11995 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata Somali
12015 USA NHK-WRMI Spanish
12030 IRAN Hebrew *0420
12095 OMAN BBC English
12130 KUWAIT R. Mashaal, Pashto
13600 OMAN Arabic
13610 CHINA CNR1
13695 INDIA Hindi
13710 IRAN Turkish *0415
13720 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Korean
13770 IRAN Hebrew *0420
13790 MARIANAS RFA-Agignan Chinese

21505 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian  Chinese
21610 PHILS RFA-Tinang Tibetan
21755 TAIWAN SOH Chinese