See this article from Media Network.
Despite very low solar activity, propagation into Melbourne continues to be
very good during the various "windows", with 9 MHz now open 24 hrs for our
Long-haul multi-hop propagation on darkness or semi-darkness paths on
frequencies above about 12 MHz is now very unreliable, but the lower bands
In fact, our present winter daytime propagation is excellent!
Regards from Melbourne!