There have been no sunspots for over 40 days now, but HF propagation continues to be excellent here in Melbourne during our mid-afternoons, on 6, 7, 9, 11, and 13 MHz.
Longpath signals from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East dominate, with shortpath from the Americas and Asia.
Here are some of my propagation research notes, compiled from a field site in the Warrandyte State Park, about 20 km east of the Melbourne CBD, on April 17, 2009, in the period 0500 to 0600.
5985 USA WYFR, Mandarin
6175 CANADA VOV, Sackville, Vietnamese
9430 ZAMBIA CVC, English
9460 GERMANY VOA Biblis to sign-off 0530, English
9630 JORDAN, Arabic
9635 LITHUANIA RFE, Sitkuani, Tatir/Bashkir
11745 TAIWAN RA, Indonesian
11930 BELARUS Minsk, Belarussian
11970 FRANCE NHK Issoudin, English
13640 IRAN Turkish
13650 CYPRUS BBC, Arabic
13660 OMAN BBC, Arabic
13680 UZBEKISTAN CVC Tashkent, Hindi
13695 FRANCE RFI Issoudin, French
13720 ABU DHABI Sudan R. Service Dhabbaya, Arabic
13740 IRAN Dari
13750 IRAN Bosnian
13765 VATICAN various langs
13790 IRAN Arabic, 0530 sign-on
Regards from Melbourne!