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Author Topic: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.  (Read 1485 times)

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Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« on: July 28, 2017, 0356 UTC »
Propagation has not been very kind but did manage to log a few over the past weeks, signals have not been good across the HF band.

Very strange the entire period I did not hear KVM-70 Honolulu Radio on HF at all, not a trace, is it off air or out of propagation range? Had a friend in northern Australia listen and he has heard nothing from Honolulu Volmet either.  USA east coast strong 0n 20m this afternoon but nothing from Honolulu Volmet.  Is there any one hearing it?

Likewise JIA New Tokyo Radio has been very poor signal or not heard at all.  Nothing at all from South America or Europe.  Strange it was the other day I was hearing San Fransisco 5X5 working aircraft on 13MHz but nothing from Honolulu Radio at the appointed time on 13.282MHz.

1845z  2.965MHz  USB  HSD Bangkok Radio, Bangkok, Thailand with regional Volmet plus two Sigmet warnings. Male announcer, 5X5 report.

1034z  5.673MHz  USB  3UW-33 Guangzhou Radio, Guangzhou, China with Volmet reports with female announcer in English, 4x2 to 5X2 report.
1248z  5.673MHz  USB  CHN Beijing Volmet with reports, female announcer in English, very weak copy, 3X1 to 4X1 report at very best.

1034z  6.604MHz  USB  WSY-70 New York Radio, New York, USA with Volmet reports, male announcer, 4X3 report with big fade downs.
1311z  6.693MHz  USB  UNNN Novosibirsk Meteo, Novosibirsk, Russia with Volmet report, male announcer in Russian. 3X1 to 4X1 report.
1018z  6.745MHz  USB  CHR Quinte West, Trenton Military, Canada with Volmet reports plus one Sigmet announcement, male announcer 5X3 report.
1033z  6.676MHz  USB  AXQ-429 Australian Volmet, Brisbane, Australia with Volmet reports for SYD, MEL, HBA, ADL etc, female announcer, 5X8 report.
1043z  6.676MHz  USB  HSD Bangkok Radio, Bangkok, Thailand with Volmet reports for Bangkok and adjacent countries. Male announcer 5X6 report.
1551z  6.676MHz  USB  ARA Karachi Radio, Karachi, Pakistan with Volmet reports, male announcer in English, nice audio too, 5X5 report.
1558z  6.676MHz  USB  AWB Mumbai Radio, Mumbai, India with Volmet reports, male announcer, 5X1 to 5X5 report.
1610z  6.676MHz  USB  AWC Kolkata Radio, Kolakata, India with Volmet reports, male announcer, 5X4 report.
1622z  6.676MHz  USB  9VA-40 Singapore Radio, Singapore with Volmet reports plus one Sigmet warning, male announcer, 5X5 report.
1020z  6.679MHz  USB  ZKAK Auckland Radio, Auckland, New Zealand with Volmet reports for NOU, NAN, PPT etc, male announcer 5X7 report.
1016z  6.679MHz  USB  VRK Hong Kong Radio, Hong Kong, China with Volmet report and two Sigmet warnings, robotic male announcer in English, 5X5 report.

1825z  8.819MHz  USB  Aktubinsk Volmet, Atkubinsk, Kazakhstan with Volmet report, poor audio, male announcer in Russian. 3X7 report.
1646z  8.819MHz  USB  Almaty Volmet, Almaty, Kazakhstan with Volmet report, male announcer in Russian. 5X3 report.
0942z  8.828MHz  USB  VRK Hong Kong Radio, Hong Kong, China with Volmet reports, robotic male announcer in English. 5X2 report.
1012z  8.828MHz  USB  JAI New Tokyo Radio, Tokyo, Japan with Volmet report for Kansai and Naha (Okinawa) etc. 4X2 report.
0052z  8.828MHz  USB  ZKAK Auckland Volmet, Auckland, New Zealand with Pacific Volmet report, NAN, NOU, PPT etc, male announcer. 5X8 report.
1302z  8.888MHz  USB  UBB2 Sivkar Meteo, Syktyvkar, Russia female announcer with Volmet in Russian. 4X1 report.
1813z  8.888MHz  USB  UNNN Novosibirsk Meteo, Novosibirsk, Russia with Volmet report in Russian. 5X3 report.
1817z  8.888MHz  USB  RQCI Samara Meteo, Samara, Russia with echo on audio, Volmet reports in Russian, 5X5 report.

1605z  11.381MHz  USB  UBB-2 Syktyvkar Meteo, Syktyvkar, Russia, with Volmet report in Russian, male announcer 4X1 report.
1053z  11.387MHz  USB  9VA-40 Singapore Radio, Singapore with Volmet for "Singapore Changi" plus other airports, male announcer, 5X6 report.
0230z  11.387MHz  USB  AXQ-429 Australian Volmet, Brisbane, Australia with Volmet reports for SYD, MEL, ADL, PER & DRW. Female announcer, 5x9 plus 10dB over report.

0452z  13.282MHz  USB  ZKAK Auckland Volmet, Auckland, New Zealand with Pacific airport Volmet reports, plus three Sigmet warnings. Male announcer, 5X5 report.
0843z  13.282MHz  USB  JIA New Tokyo Radio, Tokyo, Japan with Volmet report in English with female announcer, 5X2 report.
1052z  13.282MHz  USB  VRK Hong Kong Radio, Hong Kong, China with Volmet report, robotic female announcer in English. 5X7 report.

Will add any additions before 31st July.


« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 1316 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 1327 UTC »
1255z & 1325z 29 Jul 2017 KVM70 Honolulu Radio missing on 6679kHz & 8828kHz

« Last Edit: July 29, 2017, 1342 UTC by sat_dxer »
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 1617 UTC »
1255z & 1325z 29 Jul 2017 KVM70 Honolulu Radio missing on 6679kHz & 8828kHz


Do you usually get Honolulu? I never have, even though I can pick up Auckland on the same frequencies with regularity. Where's your QTH, if I may ask?
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 2238 UTC »
1255z & 1325z 29 Jul 2017 KVM70 Honolulu Radio missing on 6679kHz & 8828kHz


Do you usually get Honolulu? I never have, even though I can pick up Auckland on the same frequencies with regularity. Where's your QTH, if I may ask?

https://www.hfunderground.com/board/index.php/topic,18616.msg65406.html#msg65406
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 0129 UTC »
MDK2: KVM-70 Honolulu Volmet was a regular here on 6.679, 8.828 and 13.282MHz USB up until around eight days ago, not a thing heard since, also friend 2,000km north of me is not hearing it either and he runs a mega station.

sat_dxer not hearing it either.  I had USA and Hawaii quite good on 20m yesterday afternoon, a KH6 checked into a net and he was 5X8 here with basic station.  However, nothing on 13.282MHz from KVM-70 Honolulu.

Appears it is off air, maybe they have rationalised the system and it has been retired or the main transmitter has had a major problem?

MDK2: Location is in information section at the bottom of each posting and also equipment used. :)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2017, 0412 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 1503 UTC »
Since the KVM 70 FAX Schedule is still on as of 1500z 30Jul 2017 on 11090kHz, its likely the lack of any METAR or TAF updates would make repeated  "No report received" messages no help to IFSS users.

Transcribed Wx Broadcasts (TWEB) were once very common to hear on NDB (L/MF) facilities (190 - 535 kHz).
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 1945 UTC by sat_dxer »
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 1103 UTC »
So it looks like KVM-70 has ceased with Volmet reporting on 6.679, 8.828 and 13.282MHz USB, as to the reason why is an optional guess?

Might have a sneak around Google and see if I can find the government agency that runs KVM-70 and see if there is a statement concerning its demise. ;)
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 1417 UTC »
Found this poorly written address in an old 1995 WUN pub:
Honolulu: Honolulu Volmet, Facility Chief, FAA Honolulu IFSS, Honolulu
Int'l Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii  96891 USA
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http://www.speechtech.com/documents/VOLMET_Datasheet.pdf
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 2003 UTC by sat_dxer »
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 1435 UTC »
MDK2: Location is in information section at the bottom of each posting and also equipment used. :)

I was asking sat_dxer, who isn't including that info, but thanks.  ;D
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 0640 UTC »
Had a good 30 minutes on Google looking for details on KVM-70 and closest I got was the NOAA web site but nothing of note there, mainly covers news about their maritime section and not aviation Volmet.

Nothing reported either from other Utility DX web sites either, the mystery goes unsolved.  :D
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Re: Asia/Pacific & NA Volmets for July 2017.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 1557 UTC »
1550z 3 Jan 2019 6679kHz  USB  ZKAK Auckland Volmet

1610z 3 Jan 2019 6679kHz  USB  JIA    Tokyo      Volmet
« Last Edit: January 03, 2019, 1615 UTC by sat_dxer »
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Due to the adulteration of the original E.N.I.G.M.A. "designators" they are best avoided and never used.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking  G. Patton
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