I was out in the Warrandyte State Park on Sep 22, 2013, and hooked up the little Eton to a couple of metres of antenna at the picnic ground on the Yarra, at Wittons Reserve. Reserve Rd, Wonga Park. Good fishing spot over there – Perch and Red Fin. My pic of two gentlemen trying their luck!
I was pleasantly surprised at the good propagation on 6, 7, and 9 MHz in the 0500-0530 period, dominated by long-path sigs from Europe, ME and Africa, and short-path from the Americas.
This summary may be of interest – all in the 0500-0530 time span unless indicated otherwise!!
6030 USA R. Marti
6125 CUBA RHC *0500 English
6155 AUSTRIA ORF Moosbrunn *0500 German
6175 USA VOV via WHRI Vietnamese
7275 TUNISIA *0500 Arabic
7295 FRANCE R. Algeria via Issoudin *0500 Arabic
9330 USA WCBQ
9420 GREECE VOG Greek
9470 RWANDA DW-Kigali *0500 English
9480 GERMANY RFE-Lampertheim Russian
9515 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick Arabic
9535 FRANCE R. Algeria via Issoudin *0500 Arabic
9735 GERMANY Bible Voice via Nauen *0500-0515* Arabic (this service only on Sun!)
9760 GERMANY R.Farda Lampertheim to 0530*
9800 RWANDA DW-Kigali *0500 English