Solar activity jumped up this morning, with the Solar Flux up to 192, and the SSN high at 144!
This yielded good propagation into Melbourne during the pre-sunrise window between 1730 and 1800 – long path from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, short path from the Americas and Asia.
This is a summary of notable occupancies, Dec 18 UT.
17655 USA VOA-G Portuguese
17670 INDIA English from *1745
17775 USA KVOH Spanish
17780 ASCENSION BBC English to 1758*
17790 USA R. Africa via WRMI English to *1758
17800 RWANDA DW-Kigali French
17830 ASCENSION BBC English to 1758*
17895 VATICAN VOA via SMG relay English to 1758*
21600 USA WHRI English to 1755*
This shows many operations ending transmissions between 1755 and 1800!