The A14 Transmission Season has started, and frequency occupancies, as anticipated, now look vastly different to the now-expired B13 season!
Here in Melbourne, the 11 MHz band was packed out between 1800 and 1830, our local time 5 am to 5.30 am, with short-path (darkness) signals dominating, from Europe, Arica, Middle East, and Asia.
This is a summary of key occupancies across that time-span, on April 2 2014. Most of these entries refer to "New Frequencies", meaning frequencies which were not in use at the indicated time span during B13.
11555 MARIANAS RFA Chinese
11650 CHINA CR I-Urumqi German
11660 CHINA CRI-Shiz'g Chinese
11695 ALBANIA CRI-Cerrick French
11785 ASCENSION BBC French
11795 FRANCE RFI-Issoudin Russian
11835 TURKEY German
11865 IRAN Bosnian to 1817*
11895 CHINA CRI-Xian Chauzhou
11925 FRANCE VOA-Issoudin Amharic
11965 IRAN Swahili to 1917*
11975 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
11985 IRAN Albanian from *1820
12005 FRANCE VOA-Issoudin Amharic
12045 RWANDA DW-Kigali Hausa
12055 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Arabic
12140 SRI LANKA VOA-Iranawila Amharic