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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Monitoring Report from Warrandyte State Park

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies observed on 11 and 13 MHz bands, March 20, 2018, in the period 0315 to 0345, local early afternoon, from the Pound Bend Bushland Reserve in Melbourne's Outer East. Receiver Eton E10, 3 m random antenna. Many outlets of Sound of Hope (Taiwan)
11560 INDIA Dari
11620 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11665 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang domestic
11670 CHINA CNR2
11710 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
11740 INDIA Dari
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic
11750 CHINA CNR1
11760 CHINA CNR1
11790 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
11800 CHINA CNR2
11840 CHINA CNR2
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic (relay of Yemen Radio)
11905 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
11935 CHINA CNR5 Chinese
11980 KUWAIT RFA Chinese (daytime transmission across Asia)
12140 THAILAND R. Azadi, Udon Dari
13570 CHINA CRI-Xian English
13590 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
13620 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13640 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13655 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinese
13680 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13695 INDIA Hindi
13820 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
13860 THAILAND R. Azadi Udon Dari
13890 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
(Photo: at the Monitoring Site)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Monitoring Research - the scary top end of the 7 MHz band!

Mysterious stations inhabit the top end of the 7 MHz band! No, these are not junk illegal "pirate" broadcasters but legitimate HF transmitters, with frequencies coordinated by the ITU's HFCC.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies noted here in Melbourne on March 16, 2018, between 1800 and 1830, in the spectrum from 7285 to 7600. The range from 7200 to 7400 is exclusively allocated worldwide to Broadcasting. The range from 7400 to 7450 is shared between Broadcasting,  Aeronautical Mobile and the Fixed Service. 7450 to 8100 is allocated to the Fixed Service.
7285 NZ RNZI DRM, occupying 7275 to 7295
7340 CHINA CRI-Kashi Italian
7365 GERMANY BVB-Nauen Persian
7425 IRAN German to 1820*
7465 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji Pashto
7480 MOLDOVA R. Bahai, Kishinev, Persian
7485 GERMANY VOA-Biblis Kurdish to 1800*
7495 GERMANY VOA (Deewa) Biblis Pashto
7510 ARMENIA IBRA-Yerevan Silte language to 1802*
7530 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Korean
7550 INDIA English
7570 N. KOREA KCBS Korean
7585 THAILAND R. Farda, Udon, Persian
7600 TAIWAN SOH Chinese to 1802*.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monitoring Research - early afternoon propagation

Solar activity remains very low, with no sunspots visible on the earthward side of the sun.
However, good propagation in the Melbourne early-afternoon period from all continents, various modes, as indicated by the following summary made of March 12, 2018, at the Westerfolds' Park in Templestowe, an outer suburb. Eton E5 and 3 m random antenna. (See Photo)
Of interest:
Large number of transmissions from the Sound of Hope Radio International Network, (SOH) delivering political programming to the Chinese Mainland in Chinese, including relays of Radio Free Asia. Extremely strong signals during our daytime. Transmitter sites believed to be in Taiwan, Mongolia, and Republic of Korea. Note that frequencies always end with "0".
KNLS 15560 English transmission across daytime path into Asia
Part 1 - 0315 to 0330
9740 ROMANIA Spanish
9880 OMAN BBC Pashto
11780 BRAZIL R.  Nacional
11810 KOREA REP. KBS-KImjae Korean
12055 CHINA CNR17 Kazakh
13570 CHINA CRI-Xian  English
13590 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
13650 KOREA NORTH VOK Chinese
13655 CHINA CRI-Xian Chinese
13695 INDIA Hindi
13730 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
13745 S.ARABIA Arabic
13780 CHINA CRI-Kunming Nepali
13800 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
13860 THAILAND R. Azadi Udon Dari
Part 2 – 0330-0400
15105 KOREA N. VOK Chinese
15120 CHINA CRI-Beijing English
15130 CHINA CRI-Beijing Chinese
15160 CHINA CRI-Jinhua Chinese
15170 S. ARABIA Arabic
15180 KOREA N. VOK Spanish
15185 INDIA Hindi
15195 JAPAN NHK-Yamata
15230 CUBA RHC Spanish
15270 CHINA CNR2
15245 TAIWAN S. of Hope Chinese
15320 TAIWAN RTI-English
15340 MARIANAS  RFA-Tinian Chinese
15350 CHINA CRI-Kashi Hindi
15370 CHINA CNR1
15380 CHINA CNR1
15480 CHINA CNR1
15500 CHINA CNR2
15550 CHINA CNR1
15570 CHINA CNR11 Chinese
15590 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
15710 CHINA CNR6 Amoy
15800 TAIWAN SOH relay RFA Chinese
15870 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
15940 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16160 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16300 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16600 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16680 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16770 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
16980 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
17300 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
17400 TAIWAN SOH Chinese

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monitoring Report from Olinda Forest

Good propagation on March 11, 2018, in the early afternoon period, as monitored in the time span 0345 to 0430 from the Olinda Forest, 40 km east of Melbourne, using the Eton E5 receiver with 3 m random antenna. Many long path signals audible, arriving from the east. (Photos show the site!)
9480 ROMANIA  Spanish
9490 FRANCE R. Republica, Issoudin Spanish
9560 MADAGASCAR NHK-Talata Somali
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Chinese
9620 TURKEY Turkish *0350
9665 N. KOREA KCBS Korean from 0400
9700 TURKEY Turkish from 0400
9755 IRAN Hebrew from 0420
9825 GERMANY VOA-Lampertheim Somali
9865 INDIA National network
11710 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic
11750 UAE VOA-Dhabbaya Somali
11780 IRAN Hebrew *0420
11875 TURKEY Turkish from 0400
12095 UAE BBC-Dhabbaya English from 0400
12130 KUWAIT R. Mashall Pashto from 0400
12140 THAILAND R. Azadi Udon Pashto

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Monitoring Research 5 and 7 MHz

This summarizes notable frequency occupancies across the time span 2100 to 2120 on March 9, 2018, as monitored in Melbourne
5905 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
5440 FRANCE RTA-Issoudin Arabic
7255 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick English
7290 CHINA CRI-Xian Korean
7360 IRAN Spanish
7375 ROMANIA French
7495 IRAN Japanese

Monitoring Report - 9 and 11 MHz

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies noted in the early afternoon on March 9, 2018, from a monitoring site in the Westerfolds' Park , Templestowe, in Melbourne's outer east, across the time span 0230 to 0300. Receiver was the Eton E5, with 3 m random wire antenna in a tree! The photo shows the location!
9420 Greece Greek
9490 FRANCE R. Republica Issoudin Spanish
9570 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Chinese
9590 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9650 TURKEY Spanish
9710 CHINA CRI-Kashi Spanish
9740 ROMANIA Spanish ( from 0300)
9865 INDIA national (from 0300)
9935 GREECE Greek
11560 INDIA Pashto
11580 TAIWAN SOH Chinese
11710 CHINA CRI-Urumqi *0300 Russian
11730 CHINA CRI-Kunming Nepali
11740 INDIA Pashto
11745 S. ARABIA Arabic from 0300
11770 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
11780 CHINA CRI-Beijing Chinese
11790 JAPAN NHK-Yamata Japanese
11800 ROMANIA *0300 Spanish
11840 CUBA RHC Spanish
11860 S. ARABIA Arabic from 0300
11870 CHINA CRI-Kashi Tamil
11895 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Tibetan
12140 THAILAND R. Azadi Udon Pashto