All the significant VK and ZL TV video carriers (6m propagation indicators) have closed down.
The big 46MHz VK TV transmitters closed down in 2012. The 45MHz ZL TV transmitters closed as follows: (actual switch off times) the South Island closed at 14:03 utc on 27 April 2013; the lower North Island & East Cape closed at 14:00 utc on 28 September; and the upper North Island closed at 13:00:29 utc on 30 November 2013.
Here is an mp3 audio clip made while monitoring ZL2WHO/b when Hikurangi (45.2603) closed down ...
Download the 1.3MB MP3 audio file
Here is how it looked on SpecLab while monitoring ZL2WHO/b ...
6m Beacons from ZL
ZL2WHO/b ... 50.024, 800W ERP from RF70om
ZL3SIX/b ... 50.040, 100W ERP from RE66
Others are under construction, including ZL1RS/b planned on 50.028
ZL4AAA's "Six on Six" - a 6 meter band primer. Download the 2.6MB PDF file
Written by Bob Cooper in 1991, but contains some prophetic reading pertinent to Solar Cycle 24!
(Reproduced here with the kind permission of the author).