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Tools for FM DX
provides listeners with every conceivable FM frequency for your
location. Sister site FM List allows you to create free graphical
reception paths of your loggings & bandscans. Registration is
required for FM List functionality.
Flight Radar 24
Radar 24 shows
a large proportion of live airplane traffic. Useful for experimentation
with FM signals reflected off jumbo jets. Provides a guide to the
altitudes flown by commercial jets.
Air Services Webtrak
Australia’s Noise and Flight Path Monitoring System collects noise
& flight path data at Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast,
Sydney, Melbourne, Essendon, Adelaide & Perth airports. Ascertain
the identity, flight path and altitude of each aircraft operating to
and from the airport.
East Queensland are the
Moloolabah and Mount Tambourine marine tracking stations. According to
VK2KRR, these 162 MHz signals provide an exciting indicator of
conditions across the water.
Alan Davies of Darwin has created an up-to-date electronic resource for
radio listeners. Asia Waves lists the FM stations on air in Indonesia
& the Philippines which might be receivable on rare
Recordings Network features audio of over 6,000 languages. Potentially
useful for aiding identification of country of origin or dialect for
unidentified South Pacific stations which may be receivable on rare
occasions. Includes audio of Papua New Guinean dialects such as Hiri
Moto & Malay. Fijian Hindi, Nuclear Western Fijian (Nadrogaa),
Samoan & Indonesian Bajau languages are
provides free access to remotely controlled radio receivers all over
the world. Registration required.
Domestic distance calculator
calculator provided by Geoscience Australia will calculate the distance
between two places within Australia.
Map Connect free topographic maps
MapConnect interactive interface to custom make your own topographic
and geological maps. Download your maps in Adobe Reader format.
Geoscience Australia. Registration required.
Hey, what's that
whether you have line of sight to a particular FM broadcasting site?
Wonder which mountains are closest to your receiving location? What is
obstructing your reception? Hey, what's that is 'all that' & more!
are the highest & lowest parts of your suburb? What are the highest
mountains in your state? How high is your favourite lookout? Precisely
identify the characteristics of any piece of land in Australia. This
portal offers comprehensive geographical information for Australians.
Map my run
short run from your dwelling to another point using Map My Run. You
will see the elevation at your property. Comparisons can be made with
surrounding suburbs by plotting longer runs. Map My Run is a lot of fun
to use, even if you don't run or cycle through your suburb!
your street location into Latitude & Longitude coordinates.
Alternatively, use the coordinates of a point to display a street map.
Time & Date
local time into Universal time. Make fancy graphical plots of your
reception paths, including approximate distances. An invaluable tool.
who tell you what the weather will bring.
interactive site is the most popular commercial weather website in
Australia. Comprehensive and clearly laid out weather information for
quick and easy perusal. Free membership for casual users.
Hepburn's easy-to-follow tropo forecasts are a highly reliable, free
service, updated daily. The easiest way for a beginner to get started
with tropo long distance reception is to look here every day.
MesoLAPS computer model
Dew Point & Wind computer model available from Weather Zone is
useful as a tropo forecast.
who tell you what the weather is like in space. Invaluable for
determining Es conditions.
arguably the most convenient way to determine where intense Sporadic E
ionization is currently located? Answer: scan the ionograms here every
day during summer! Utilize the IPS' extensive Australasian ionosonde
where Amateur radio operators list their contacts or loggings. Amateurs
use good weather conditions to make low powered transmissions to fellow
operators. The easiest way to determine Es, meteor shower and tropo
duct activity is to log-in and observe. Free membership. Please
consider donating what you can, it will help keep this feature-packed
logger on the bleeding edge.
DX Sherlock Oceania
place where you can visualize, in real time, Es activity in Australia.
Instant personalized warnings of the propagation openings occurring on
the 6 metre and 2 metre bands can be setup via email for your
propagation is a subject that is one of the most basic ingredients of
radio & something everyone in radio should know about in order to
maximize communications in the most effective way'. Marcel H. de
Canck's "Propagation" series is highly recommended. A fascinating
primer on long distance Sporadic E propagation, the ionosphere,
ionogram fundamentals & more. Free membership.