Good propagation in the afternoon of May 16 2016, with strong signals on 6 MHz, 7 MHz, 9 MHz and 11 MHz from as early 0330 (1330 local here in Melbourne).
Long path transmissions from Europe, Africa, Middle East and short path from the Americas.
Monitoring was from one of my favourite field sites (see photo!), at the Pound Bend Reserve, Warrandyte State Park, in Melbourne's outer east.
This is a summary of notable frequency occupancies, using the little Eton E5 and three metres of random antenna.
0400 to 0430
5910 FRANCE NHK-Issoudun Japanese
6030 USA R. Marti G'ville
6175 USA VOV-WHRI
7295 FRANCE RTA-Issoudun Arabic
7330 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
7335 USA R. Marti G'ville
9455 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn Turkish
9545 SOLOMON ISL domestic
9480 MADAGASCAR KNLS English (new transmitter)
9800 S. AFRICA DW-Meyerton English
9620 ROMANIA RRI Romanian
9635 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Russian
9660 VATICAN VR-SMG Tigrinya
0430 to 0500
5810 USA WEWN Spanish
6155 AUSTRIA AWR-Moosbrunn French
6165 LITHUANIA NHK-Situkani Russian
7370 GERMANY RL-Lampertheim Kabardian
9695 IRAN Kurdish
9965 EGYPT Arabic
11730 R. Eye unknown site Arabic
11780 BRAZIL R. Nacional
11820 MADAGASCAR DW-Talata English
11895 OMAN BBC Persian
11970 IRAN Arabic
11980 TURKEY Turkish
11995 MADAGASCAR BBC-Talata Somali
12015 USA NHK-WHRI Spanish