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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monitoring Research

 
This is a summary of notable spectrum occupancies noted here in Melbourne on January 10, 2018, across the time span 1600 to 1630 in the 7 and 11 MHz bands.
 
7255 CHINA CRI-Kashi English
7275 KOREA REP. KBS Korean
7285 JAPAN R. Sea Breeze, Yamata, Japanese
7315 CHINA CRI-Kunming Vietnamese
7325 CHINA CRI-Kunming Turkish
7360 PHILS VR-Tinang Russian
7375 IRAN Bengali at *1620
7390 NZ English
7445 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
7465 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji Dari
7475 THAILAND RL-Udon Tajik
7495 GERMANY VOA (Deewa) Biblis Pashto
7530 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Korean
7545 TAJIKISTAN RFA-Dushanbe Uyghur
7565 KUWAIT RFA-Uyghur
7580 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibet
11560 INDIA Persian from *1615
11625 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata Swahili
11665 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang Malay
11670 PHILS VOA-Tinang Tibet
11695 GERMANY R. Farda, Lampertheim Persian
11725 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
11735 ZANZIBAR national
11790 GERMANY BVB-Nauen Somali
11815 TURKEY Turkish
11830 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Tajik
11850 VATICAN VR-SMG Kirundi
11970 FRANCE # R. Xoriyo Ogaden, Issoudin, Somali
12005 GERMANY R. Farna, Biblis Persian
12050 USA WEWN Spanish
13590 GERMANY VOA (Deewa) Lampertheim Pashto
13640 INDIA Persian from *1615
13765 VATICAN VR-SMG Swahili
 
# Note: Ogaden (pronounced and often spelled Ogadēn; Somali: Ogaadeen) is the unofficial name of the Somali Region, the territory comprising the eastern portion of Ethiopia. The inhabitants are predominantly ethnic Somali Muslims. The title "Ogaden" is often preferred by the international communities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 8, 2018

MONITORING RESEARCH - 9 MHZ SPECTRUM

 
 
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies monitored from Melbourne between 1700 and 1730 on January 7, 2017.
 
9400 BULGARIA BVB-Kostinbrod Persian
9480 GERMANY R. Ashna Lampertheim Pashto
9540 UAE IBRA-Dhabbaya Oromo
9595 TURKEY Uzbek
9620 INDIA Persian
9655 IRAN Arabic
9720 BULGARIA R. Erena Kostinbrod Tigrinya
9765 GERMANY NHK-Nauen English
9790 ROMANIA Romanian
9820 ENGLAND VOA (Deewa) – Woofferton Pashto
9865 INDIA National
9885 S. ARABIA Tajik
9950 INDIA Hindi
 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

MONITORING RESEARCH


Despite very low levels of Solar Activity, good propagation into Melbourne pre-sunrise January 6, 2018, in the period 1730 to 1800.

This summary may be of interest -

3910 S. KOREA V. of People, Korean
3930 S. KOREA V. of People, Korean
3950 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Chinese
3985 S. KOREA V. of Hope, Korean
3990 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Uyghur
6120 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Uighur
6120 TURKEY Turkish, co-channel China
7390 NZ RNZI Eng.English
7400 CHINA CRI-Xian Swahili
7415 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
7420 CHINA CRI-Kunming English
7435 CHINA CRI-Jinhua English,lish
7445 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Chinese
7465 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji Dari
7495 GERMANY VOA (Deewah R.) Biblis Pashto
7510 ARMENIA IBRA-Yerevan Silte
7530 UZBEKISTAN BBC-Tashkent Korean
7570 N. KOREA KCBS Korean
13580 BOTSWANA VOA Somali
13730 MADAGASCAR NHK-Talata Swahili
13860 SAO TOME VOA Ndebele
15225 S. ARABIA Arabic
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic
15460 SAO TOME VOA English
15490 MADAGASCAR AWR-Talata Masai
15580 BOTSWANA VOA English
15610 USA WEWN English

Friday, January 5, 2018

Monitoring Report from Melbourne

This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies on selected bands as monitored on December 4, 2018, between 1545 and 1630 (0245 local!)
 
PART ONE 1545-1600
 
11615 VATICAN VR-SMG Amharic
11630 KUWAIT R. Kuwait Arabic
11660 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Tibetan
11665 MALAYSIA RTM-Kajang Malay
11685 TAIWAN RTI English
11745 S. ARABIA Al-Azm, Arabic
11805 MARIANAS  RFA-Tinian Tibetan
11815 TURKEY Turkish
11830 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Tajik
11860 S. ARABIA R. Sanaa Arabic
11890 GERMANY RL-Biblis Turkmen
11930 USA R. Marti, Greenville Spanish (long path)
11975 ROMANIA Romanian
12050 USA WEWN Spanish
12075 KUWAIT R. Ashna Pashto
12095 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata English
12140 KUWAIT R. Ashna Pashto
13605 INDIA Swahili
13655 ENGLAND R. Ashna, Woofferton Pashto
13695 INDIA Guajarati
13710 S. ARABIA Arabic
13765 VATICAN VR-SMG Amharic
13800 MADAGASCAR R. Dabanga, Talata Sudanese
15140 OMAN R. Oman Arabic
15175 INDIA Guajarati
15225 S. ARABIA Arabic
15620 ENGLAND VOA-Woofferton Somali
15680 MADAGASCAR AWR-Talata Malayalam
17615 S. ARABIA Arabic
 
PART TWO 1600-1630
 
3950 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Chinese
4750 CHINA CNR1
4800 CHINA CNR1
4810 INDIA Mumbai domestic
4820 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese
4850 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Urumqi Kazakh
4885 KOREA REP VOH Korean
4920 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa English
4930 BOTSWANA VOA English
11625 MADAGASCAR VR-Talata Somali
11670 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Tibetan
11720 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Uyghur
11850 VATICAN VOA-SMG Kirundi
12005 GERMANY R. Farda,  Biblis Persian
13580 BOTSWANA VOA Somali
13820 USA R. Marti (long path)
13845 USA WWCR English (long path)
15235 S. AFRICA Channel Africa, Meyerton French
15275 FRANCE DW-Issoudin Amharic
15435 S. ARABIA Arabic
15540 KUWAIT R. Kuwait Urdu
15610 USA WEWN English
 
 
Short path propagation mode Madagascar to Melbourne
 
 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

9 MHz band 1800 to 1830

 
Solar activity remains very low – 10.v cm flux down to 70, SSSN down to 5
 
Here in Melbourne on Dec 3 2017, no signals above 10 MHz at 1800 – this summary may be of interest.
 
9650 ENGLAND Hello Darfur, Woofferton Afar
9660 VATICAN VR-SMG Portuguese
9675 S. ARABIA Turkish
9750 NEW ZEALAND DRM, blocking 9740 to 9760 with wideband digital interference
9820 ENGLAND VOA (Deewa) Woofferton Pashto
9925 PHILS PBS-Tinang Tagalog
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Monitoring Research 6 MHz - presunrise

This is a summary of notable 6 MHz frequency occupancies researched in the presunrise period from 1630 to 1700 on December 31, 2017, which of course is 3.30 to 4.00 am on Jan 1, 2018 here in Melbourne!
No propagation on frequencies above 10 MHz!
5845 SINGAPORE BBC-Kranji Bengali
5915 CHINA CRI-Hohhot Russian
5935 CHINA Xizang PBS Lhasa Chinese
5955 ROMANIA Serbian
5960 CHINA Xinjiang PBS Chinese
5965 TURKEY Azeri
5970 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick  German
5985 CHINA CRI-Beijing Swahili
6010 CHINA CRI-Beijing Vietnamese
6030 ETHIOPIA R. Oromiya Afar
6040 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Russian
6060 CHINA CRI-Kunming English
6070 TURKEY Persian
6120 MARIANAS RFA-Tinian Chinese
6165 CHINA CRI-Urumqi Turkish