The 9 MHz band band has many vacant channels, as observed from here in Melbourne during our pre-sunrise window on Feb 20 local.
Of concern, however. is the continuing of this spectrum for disruptive obnoxious wideband, MEGAFLOP failed-technology DRM transmissions, causing causing havoc to conventional DSB-AM services, up to 10 kHz either side of nominal centre DRM frequencies. Seems that these transmission providers have never heard of SPECTRAL MASKING! There are ITU Design Specifications for masking and bandwidth limitations
This writer believes that these DRM transmissions should NOT be authorized by the HFCC in the exclusive HF broadcasting bands, and should be shifted to the wide-open spaces outside of these bands, where they can play sandcastles without disturbing legitimate users of this spectrum.
This is a summary of notable occupancies between 1800 and 1830 on Feb 19, 2015.
9400 FRANCE R. Denge Kurdistane, Issoudin, Kurdish
9420 IRAN Albanian *1820
9465 GERMANY R. Farda, Biblis Persian
9515 KOREA REP KBS-Kimjae Korean
9565 SUDAN V. of Africa French
9570 IRAN Hausa *1820
9590 S. AFRICA BBC-Meyerton French
9635 ENGLAND IBRA-Woofferton, #Beja
9655 EGYPT Italian
9715 AUSTRIA BVB-Moosbrun English
9720 SRI LANKA RFA-Iranawila Korean
9740 KOREA REP KBS-Kimjae Spanish
9780 NEW ZEALAND DRM – wideband hash 9770 to 9790
9950 INDIA English, DRM – wideband hash 9940 to 9960
# The Beja language is spoken by about 1.2 million people in parts of Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea. It is also known as Bedawi, Bedauye or To Bedawie, and is generally classified as a North Cushitic language, although some scholars believe it belongs to its own branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family.