It’s been a while since I posted any Radio Fax DX action. It’s not because I haven’t been busy roaming the airwaves, it’s that I’ve been too busy with everything else to be able to post something up. There’s been a large backlog of images which have been received automatically, awaiting categorization and labelling and eventual posting to the blog.
So today, we’re looking at the faxes from BMF, a Taiwan radio fax station. BMF broadcasts on centre frequencies:
All broadcasts are at 10kW. The best frequencies to receive in Australia seem to be 13900khz and 8140khz.
Here are all the different kind of faxes observed from my rig in Sydney:
20130210 1920UTC GMS Satellite Image
20130208 1530UTC Surface Analysis with Plotted Data
20130211 1505UTC Fishery Weather Forecast in Chinese
20130211 1525UTC Unscheduled in Chinese
20130209 1620UTC 500hPa Height Analysis with Plotted Data
20130209 1630UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Analysis
20130209 1640UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Prog 12h
20130209 1650UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Prog 24h
20130209 1700UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Prog 36h
20130209 1710UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Prog 48h
20130209 1720UTC Surface Pressure RFS 500hPa Height Prog 72h
Previously, I had made contact with them and requested QSL. I was fortunate to receive a QSL card from them
Having received one already, I didn’t feel the need to request any others or make further reports to them. Partly this is because I feel it is best to be responsible when requesting QSLs as it can be a significant financial and time burden upon the organization to handle them, and so as to allow someone else who may not have collected one to have a chance to do so.
Observation of fax stations continue when time is available – in the interim, I am also monitoring certain AM broadcast services just out of interest. More to come in the future.