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Usually QRV CW most evenings, tuning between 472.5 kHz and 475 kHz with CQ's on or near 474.5 kHz. Occasionally QRV JT9, 474.2 kHz dial + 1000 - 1350 Hz. QRV some mornings starting around 1100z on CW. Sked requests are welcome. All activity is noise and WX permitting

Poor domestic openings with high QSB in North America during the evening but strong trans-Atlantic openings in the East and improving trans-Pacific openings for the West; Pre-dawn polar openings in Alaska with KL7L -> LA2XPA

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 07, 2017 can be viewed here.

The UTC amateur registration database is here.

Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here.

The current band plan used on 630 meters can be viewed HERE

WAS operator list detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here.

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It was mostly quiet in North America in spite of a few storms in the Caribbean and Desert Southwest.  Southwestern Europe and the western Mediterranean continue to experience strong storms but much of the European mainland is lightning free.  Oceania remains active with a number of storms in the southeastern portion of Australia and in the Sea of Tasman approaching the south island of New Zealand.

11-hour worldwide lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions were very quiet. The Bz is pointing slightly to the North this morning and solar wind velocities are averaging near 285 km/s.  DST values remain at positive levels, exhibiting good stability.

 

 

 

Domestic propagation was surprisingly very poor during the evening and subject to strong QSB across North America.  Openings were more hopeful in the West, however.   KL7L reported spotlight-style openings during the late evening as he completed a couple of JT9 QSO’s.  Laurence also received late polar openings to Europe in the pre-dawn hours.  There were a number of reports of strong trans-Atlantic openings in the East and Southeast and improvements on  trans-Pacific paths were also evident.

Reverse beacon network reports follow:

 

Jim, W5EST, submitted the following screen captures of his WSJTx console showing JT9 activity observed at his station in Little Rock, Arkansas:

courtesy W5EST

 

Roelof, PA0RDT, noted a better night than the previous, reporting VO1NA CW on 477.7 kHz:

courtesy PA0RDT

 

The following stations provided reports of their two-way QSO’s and/or any additional activity that might have occurred during this session (this is not necessarily a complete list – only what was reported!):

Ken, K5DNL, completed a JT9 QSO with WB4JWM.  Using WSPR overnight, he reported 26 stations including KL7L and K9FD (/KH6).  He received reports from 89 unique stations including K9FD (/KH6),  YV7MAE,   ZF1EJ and  ten Canadian stations.

Al, K2BLA, reported that he “…Worked WA3ETD on JT9 for a new 2018 Chase grid. Also worked K9MRI (not new).  WSPR: Heard 19 including K9FD. Other than Merv, no DX over 2000 km. Heard by 60 including G8HUH. AA1A and I share the honor of being G8HUH’s strongest TA report at -18. Low noise.

Roger, VE7VV, reported that “630m sigs were down at least 10 dB in the early evening, but picked up later to average (or better) levels, NO3M decoded one of my JT9 CQ’s and I had JT9 QSO’s with VA7MM and NU6O.

Joe, K9MRI, completed JT9 QSO’s with WB4JWM, K2BLA and WA3ETD.

Tom, WB4JWM, completed JT9 QSO’s with K5DNL and WB4JWM.

John, WA3ETD, completed JT9 QSO’s with K9MRI, K2BLA and VE3CIQ.

Joe, NU6O, completed JT9 QSO’s with KR7O, N6PIG/7, VE7VV and KL7L.

Larry, W7IUV, completed a JT9 QSO with KL7L.

Jim, W4BCX, located in Florida took advantage of good trans-Atlantic openings, reporting that it was a”…Very good session and finally with a two way with K9FD/KH6 plus report from G8HUH,  F59706 and 80 other stations. My location sure helps…

Robert, KR7O, reported “Quiet conditions and very low activity early on Except for a few west coast stations, KB5NJD (CW 539) and KC3OL (JT9) were the only stations received.  Conditions/activity improved after about -330Z.  Worked NU6O.  Copied 11 stations on JT9, best KL7L, NO3M and N9RU (first reception).  Made a few WSPR tests and was copied by 19 with 18 copied, including K4SV (70/-17), K2BLA (2/-22), W4BCX (22/-23), W1IR (14/-23), AA1A (5/-26) and ZF1EJ.

ZF1EJ 3 spots, -26

K9FD 106 spots, -4

KL7L 74 spots, -4

VK4YB 3 spots, -27

It was a very poor session at KB5NJD with high QSB and weak signals.  I received early JT9 calls from N9RU, located in a needed grid, but his signal faded into the noise and no QSO was completed.  He appears to hear well, providing a large number of JT9 reports to the Hamspots site.  I called CQ on JT9 and CW for a bit to no avail at different times during the evening but the band deteriorated with time here in North Texas.  Perhaps it was better much later as others in the West observed.  I heard K8RYU early, just before full dark, but never heard him after that initial CQ.  KR7O reported my CW at 0330z at RST 539 with no filters in place suggesting a very decent path but he indicated that my signal faded quickly.  I expect to be QRT tonight due to strong evening storms.

Trans-Atlantic WSPR summary follows:

ZF1EJ -> LA2XPA

KL7L -> LA2XPA

K2BLA -> G8HUH

W3LPL -> LA2XPA

GM3YXM -> N1BUG

G3KEV -> AA1A, N1BUG

G8HUH -> AA1A, N1BUG

W4BCX -> G8HUH,  F59706

G0MRF -> N3FL, G0MRF, N1BUG

W1IR -> DL4RAJ, DL4RAJ/2, G0LUJ, G8HUH, A2XPA, SM4GOJ

AA1A -> EA1FBU, EA2HB, EB8ARZ/1, F4DTL, F59706, F5WK, G0LUJ, G0VQH, G3KEV, G4KPX, G4ZFQ, G8HUH, GM3YXM, LA2XPA, LA3EQ, M0NKA, M0TAZ, OR7T, PA0O, PA0RDT, PA3ABK/2, PA7EY

Trans-Pacific WSPR summary follows:

7L1RLL -> K9FD

KL7L -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JH1INM, JH3XCU, TNUKJPM, VK4YB

K9FD -> 7L1RLL4, JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JH3XCU, KL7L, VK4YB, ZF1EJ

VK4YB -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JH3XCU, K9FD, KL7L, KPH, KR6LA, KR7O, NU6O, VE6JY, VE6XH

 

Hideo, JH3XCU, submitted this link detailing DX -> JA WSPR decode totals and DX -> JA WSPR S/N peaks for the session, as reported on the Japanese language 472 kHz website.

 

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

North American 24-hour WSPR summary

 

South American 24-hour WSPR summary

 

European 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Japanese 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Oceania 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Eden, ZF1EJ, reported fifteen WSPR stations and he received reports from 61 unique stations including LA2XPA and YV7MAE.  Eden shared two-way WSPR reports with K9FD.

ZF1EJ session WSPR summary

 

Martin, YV7MAE, reported five WSPR stations:

YV7MAE session WSPR summary

 

Laurence, KL7L, reported seven WSPR stations and he received reports from 27 unique stations including LA2XPA, JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JH1INM, JH3XCU and TNUKJPM. He shared two-way reports with AH6EZ, K9FD, KR6LA, NU6O, VA7MM, VK4YB and W0YSE.

KL7L session WSPR summary

 

Vaughn, AC7N (/KH6), reported WSPR for K9FD and NU6O:

AC7N session WSPR summary

 

Merv, K9FD (/KH6), reported seventeen WSPR stations. He shared two-way reports with 7L1RLL, AH6EZ, K4SV, K5DNL, KL7L, KR6LA, KR7O, NU6O, VA7MM, VK4YB, W0YSE,  W4BCX and ZF1EJ. Merv received reports from 46 unique stations including JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL and JH3XCU.

K9FD session WSPR summary

 


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