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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 propagation leaves many stuck in a rut but KL7L -> W1IR on a difficult, high latitude path observed; Numerous decent trans-Atlantic openings in the eastern half of North America are observed; Good trans-Pacific openings including two-way reports between JA1PKG and KL7, KH6; W5EST presents: ”630m QRP on Parade!”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 12, 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.

Spot stations calling CQ on any mode here on DXSummit and help them find a Q

 

A few evening storms were distributed across North America, into the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  The Mediterranean remains active but much of the European mainland was lightning free.  Japan was dotted by a few isolated storms and the bulk of the population centers in Oceania were subject to strong storms.  Storms are cycling along the Australian coast from one day to the next.

11-hour worldwide lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions are quiet.  The Bz is neutral this morning and solar wind velocities are averaging near 330 km/s. DST values remain near the centerline and are largely stable.  This should mean good propagation but I think in reality its “too quiet” and there isn’t enough energy for stable openings as was observed through much of December.  This has been a recurring theme over the years.

 

 

 

Domestic propagation remains unstable with a significant amount of QSB on signals and lackluster (really, awful) transcontinental openings.  Trans-Atlantic paths were pretty good, reaching into the central US.  Trans-Pacific openings were good, particularly in the northern hemisphere where two-way paths between JA, KL7 and KH6 existed.

 

Reverse beacon network reports follow:

 

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

courtesy W5EST

 

Ike, KW7T, located in Colorado and living on a small lot, reported that he just finished his CW transmitter yesterday and looks forward to making QSO’s.  He indicates that his system “…Runs about 20 to 25 watts output into a weird top loaded long wire, about 170 ft. long with a 160m trap at about 130 ft. along the length. Base loading coil of about 300uh.”  He also noted that he hasn’t had this much fun since he was a Novice and “…this low frequency stuff can separate the men from the boys.”  I agree on both points!   He submitted these comments about his transmitter in addition to this image:

courtesy KW7T

 

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!):

Bob, K9KFR, completed JT9 QSO’s with K3MF and WB4JWM during the early evening.  He was decoded here at KB5NJD.

Roger, VE7VV, completed a late evening JT9 QSO with KL7L. He also indicated that “The VE7AB skimmer has been down for about a week due to station maintenance – unknown time to return to service.

Keith, K0KE, reported JT9 QSO’s with N6PIG/7 and WB0DBQ.  It seems he is back to full power again.  He also noted that activity seemed down.

Al, K2BLA, reported elevated SWR from a wet antenna and surroundings.  He subsequently operated with reduced power last night and this morning.  He indicated that he heard no JT9 so he operated a bit of WSPR, reporting that he “…Heard by 45 and heard 14 including 2 ways with K9FD. A lot of lightning noise from cold front heading here later today with more rain.”

Ken, K5DNL, operated WSPR-only during this session, indicating good band conditions in Oklahoma.  He reported seventeen stations including KL7L, best at -25 dB S/N, and he received reports from 88 unique stations including LA2XPA, G0VQH,  KL7L, G0LUV,  EA8BKF,  YV7MAE, ZF1EJ and  K9FD (/KH6).  Ken continues to have amplifiers and other products available for sale.  Details at K5DNL.com .

Robert, KR7O, reported very poor propagation and offered these details and statistics:

“So how bad can conditions be?  Here is my unique stations received list on WSPR over the last 12 hours under quiet conditions (0513Z capture):

NU6O and KR6LA are usually positive signal strengths on a typical night.  K9FD and K5DNL are the only stations received over 1000km, and surprisingly steady.  Only nine stations decoded over the last 24 hours.  With these poor  conditions, KL7L and VK4YB managed to sneak in.

Pacific DX spots seemed pretty much unaffected however.  KL7L wasn’t copied until around 0700, which is much later than usual.  On JT9, single spots of NO3M and VK4YB were the only stations decoded over about 1400km.  Looking at the maps of some PNW stations conditions looked slightly better.

KL7L – 78 spots, -7
K9FD – 116 spots, -7
VK4YB – 4 spots, -28″

 

Marcel, PA9M reported a number of WSPR reception reports using a “…Kenwood TS590 ant PA0RDT mini whip“:

courtesy PA9M

 

Arliss, W7XU, located in South Dakota, indicated to KL7L via email that he reported Laurence’s WSPR three times during this session at a distance of 2429 miles:

0906 Z at -25 dB
0918 Z at -24 dB
0930 Z at -28 dB

Arliss indicated that he is listening with his 80-meter dipole up about 100 foot in the air and has had good success hearing ZF1EJ and K9FD.  He hope to be able to transmit in the future.

Neil, W0YSE, operated a bit of GMSK at :00 and :30 during the evening hours.  He was reported by KR7O but there was no additional stations reported his signal.  I suspect this mode will work OK once the band recovers from whatever is going on right now.

It was a quiet night at KB5NJD with a JT9 QSO completed with WB4JWM.  I received a single JT9 transmission from WA3ETD around 0052z.  K9KFR was also reported while calling CQ after 0130z.  I looked for Neil who was transmitting GMSK to no avail and made a few calls on CW, struggling to receive a reverse beacon report.  This morning I had a CW sked with KF5RY and received a single reverse beacon report from VE6WZ from the same time frame.

Trans-Atlantic WSPR summary follows:

DH5RAE -> AA1A

EA1FBU -> AA1A

GM3YXM -> AA1A

W1XP -> LA2XPA

G8HUH -> AA1, N1BUG

ZF1EJ -> LA2XPA, EA8BFK

K5DNL -> EA8BFK, G0LUJ, G0VQH, LA2XPA

W4BCX -> EA8BFK, F59706, G0LUJ, LA2XPA

W1IR -> F59706, F6GEX, G0LUJ, G0VQH, GM3YXM, LA2XPA, M0NKA, PA0O, PA0RDT

AA1A -> DH5RAE, DK7FC/P, DL4RAJ, DL4RAJ/2, EA1FAQ, EA8BFK, EB8ARZ/1, F1AFJ, F59706, F5SN, F5WK, F6GEX, G0LUJ, G0VQHOR7T, PA0EHG, PA0O, PA0RDT, PA7EY

Trans-Pacific WSPR summary follows:

JA1PKG -> K9FD, KL7L

K9FD -> JA1PKG, JH1INM, JH3XCU KL7L, VK4YB, ZF1EJ

KL7L -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JH1INM, JH3XCU, K9FD, TNUKJPM

VK4YB -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, K9FD, KK6EEW, KL7L, KR6LA, KR7O, VE6JY, W6SFH, W7IUV

 

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

 

Asiatic Russian 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Japanese 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Australian 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Eden, ZF1EJ, reported twelve WSPR stations and he received reports from 68 unique stations including LA2XPA, EA8BFK and YV7MAE.  He shared two-way reports with K9FD.

ZF1EJ session WSPR summary

 

Martin, YV7MAE, reported four WSPR stations:

YV7MAE session WSPR summary

 

Laurence, KL7L, completed a JT9 QSO with VE7VV at 0644z.  Using WSPR overnight, Laurence reported nine stations and he received reports from thirty unique stations including JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JH1INM, JH3XCU and TNUKJPM.  He shared two-way reports with JA1PKG, K5DNL, K9FD, KR6LA, NU6O, VA7MM, VE7BDQ and W0YSE.  Laurence also received reports from W1IR, located in Vermont, on a difficult path through or near the auroral oval.  Laurence continued to receive reports from JA on the approach to sunrise.  He offered these comments about this session and 630-meters, in general: “…much better – it appears the in-place iono conditions favors AK and more Au closer climes but possibly detracts from longer paths at lesser geo lats – ie ‘whats good for me, may not be necessarily good for others’… obverse rule during geo/mag times.  my ‘I generally know its going to be a better start to the night’ is on the drive home and listening to remoter MW stations such as 730 Vancouver or even Juneau.”  Laurence submitted a late report of JT9 from VK4YB at 1210z, -24 dB S/N.

KL7L session WSPR summary

 

Merv, K9FD (/KH6), reported twelve WSPR stations. He shared two-way reports with JA1PKG, K2BLA, K5DNL, KL7L, KR6LA, NU6O, VA7MM, VE7BDQ, VK4YB, W0YSE, and ZF1EJ. Merv received reports from 33 unique stations including JH1INM and JH3XCU.

K9FD session WSPR summary

 

Jim, W5EST, presents, “630M QRP ON PARADE!”:

“Let’s say 630m QRP is a reported WSPR power 27 dBm or less, that’s a half watt.

Today, I highlight some peak kilometers-per-watt WSPR spots from the database by reported power and station.  630m QRP operators and high-sensitivity 630m RX stations operators, take a bow!

Flea-powered at 1 milliwatt on 630m, take note of NC8W-kph: 3.5 million km/wt!

NC8W:

2017-12-03 04:44   NC8W   0.475684   -25   1   EN90ht   +0   0.001   KPH   CM88mc   3549   2205
2017-12-03 06:12   NC8W   0.475687   -23   2   EN90ht   +0   0.001   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2395   1488
2017-12-03 03:58   NC8W   0.475685   -17   1   EN90ht   +0   0.001   K5DN   EL19aw   1924   1196
2017-12-03 06:38   NC8W   0.475686   -27   2   EN90ht   +0   0.001   W5EMC   EM10cl   1871   1163
2017-12-03 07:14   NC8W   0.475686   -21   3   EN90ht   +0   0.001   KE7A   EM12kx   1645   1022

 

2 milliwatts carried W3XY a very long way to W0JW, 1439 km:

2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475701   -30   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   W0JW   EN31be   1439   894
2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475705   -23   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   K2BLA   EL99hb   1187   738
2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475700   -27   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   KA9CFD   EN40om   1176   731
2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475700   -27   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   K0OD   EM48so   1155   718
2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475700   -28   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   N1BUG   FN55mf   953   592
2017-12-07 23:54   W3XY   0.475700   -16   0   FM19kd   +3   0.002   SWL/K9   EN61   879   546

 

K0KE’s 2 milliwatts pushed out to VE6JY at 1694 km, as did forays at 5, 10, 20 mw.:

2018-01-04 12:40   K0KE   0.475673   -26   0   DM79pm   +3   0.002   VE6JY   DO33or   1694   1053
2018-01-04 04:00   K0KE   0.475662   -26   0   DM79pm   +7   0.005   VE6JY   DO33or   1694   1053
2018-01-04 03:40   K0KE   0.475675   -28   0   DM79pm   +10   0.010   VE6JY   DO33or   1694   1053
2018-01-04 03:40   K0KE   0.475676   -24   0   DM79pm   +10   0.010   VE6JY   DO33or   1694   1053
2018-01-04 02:52   K0KE   0.475676   -23   0   DM79pm   +13   0.020   VE6JY   DO33or   1694   1053

 

Moving up to double-digit 20 milliwatts, see these two stations, N1BUG and N3FL and the RX stations who received them:

N1BUG sent decodes into Tennessee and mid-continent:

2017-12-03 05:52   N1BUG   0.475774   -27   0   FN55mf   +13   0.020   KU4XR   EM75xr   1652   1027
2017-12-02 23:12   N1BUG   0.475774   -25   0   FN55mf   +13   0.020   K4SV   EM85   1608   999
2017-12-03 04:52   N1BUG   0.475775   -25   0   FN55mf   +13   0.020   SWL/K9   EN61   1517   943
2017-12-04 06:32   N1BUG   0.475774   -24   0   FN55mf   +13   0.020   NJ0U   EN71ib   1401   871

 

N3FL reached out to W7IUV at 3590 km:

2017-12-30 07:16   N3FL   0.475776   -29   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   W7IUV   DN07dg   3590   2231
2017-12-31 07:58   N3FL   0.475776   -23   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   VE6XH   DO24tc   3303   2052
2017-12-16 06:34   N3FL   0.475776   -25   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   VE6XH   DO24tc   3303   2052
2017-12-31 06:14   N3FL   0.475776   -23   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   VE6JY   DO33or   3192   1983
2017-12-29 07:06   N3FL   0.475776   -30   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   K0KE   DM79pm   2437   1514
2017-12-30 10:08   N3FL   0.475777   -21   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2248   1397
2017-12-29 11:28   N3FL   0.475777   -21   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2248   1397
2017-12-31 06:36   N3FL   0.475778   -25   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   K5DN   EL19aw   2220   1379
2017-12-28 02:30   N3FL   0.475777   -22   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   W5TTY   EM10uu   2031   1262
2017-12-31 06:30   N3FL   0.475776   -29   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   KE7A   EM12kx   1985   1233
2017-12-30 06:44   N3FL   0.475774   -26   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   AA5AM   EM13sg   1915   1190
2017-12-31 06:36   N3FL   0.475775   -22   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   K5DNL   EM15lj   1877   1166
2017-12-31 07:08   N3FL   0.475776   -28   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   W7XU   EN13lm   1799   1118
2017-12-31 23:56   N3FL   0.475776   -24   0   FM19ua   +13   0.020   KC3OL   EM28ix   1639   1018

 

Further up the ladder with 50 milliwatts come these stations:

N4WLO experimented with both 20 and 50 milliwatts for success:

2017-12-29 12:04   N4WLO   0.475650   -24   -1   EM50uo   +13   0.020   K4SV   EM85   730   454
2018-01-04 11:30   N4WLO   0.475681   -23   0   EM50uo   +17   0.050   KC3OL   EM28ix   1129   702
2018-01-04 06:54   N4WLO   0.475681   -29   0   EM50uo   +17   0.050   KC3OL   EM28ix   1129   702
2018-01-04 05:28   N4WLO   0.475680   -27   0   EM50uo   +17   0.050   K5DNL   EM15lj   974   605
2018-01-04 10:58   N4WLO   0.475682   -25   0   EM50uo   +17   0.050   KC5LT   EM86ci   763   474

 

K5DOG/5 delivered spots 3132 km to VA7JX with 50 mw.:

2017-12-03 07:32   K5DOG/5   0.475692   -28   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   VA7JX   CN79kv   3132   1946
2017-12-02 09:00   K5DOG/5   0.475689   -28   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   VA7JX   CN79kv   3132   1946
2017-12-03 06:34   K5DOG/5   0.475691   -29   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   VE6JY   DO33or   2859   1777
2017-12-02 04:28   K5DOG/5   0.475686   -29   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   WA3ETD   FN33lq   2661   1653
2017-12-03 07:26   K5DOG/5   0.475691   -27   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   N3FL   FM19ua   2211   1374
2017-12-03 08:46   K5DOG/5   0.475690   -22   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   WA3TTS   EN90xn   1989   1236
2017-12-02 06:48   K5DOG/5   0.475690   -25   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   W8RUT   EN80nf   1765   1097
2017-12-03 08:16   K5DOG/5   0.475691   -22   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   W8ARE   EN80nd   1760   1094
2017-12-02 04:28   K5DOG/5   0.475689   -26   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   NJ0U   EN71ib   1661   1032
2017-12-03 06:14   K5DOG/5   0.475690   -23   0   EM00wh   +17   0.050   W0DJK   EN34gh   1610   1000

 

KA7OEI ran 50 milliwatts until 12/16/17 and then 500 milliwatts thereafter.

2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475737   -29   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   K0OD   EM48so   1851   1150
2017-12-15 23:52   KA7OEI   0.475739   -22   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   W0JW   EN31be   1519   944
2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475738   -10   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   VE6JY   DO33or   1461   908
2017-12-15 23:52   KA7OEI   0.475737   -24   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   K5DNL   EM15lj   1427   887
2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475728   -19   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   CF7MM   CN89og   1284   798
2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475739   -19   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   VE7BDQ   CN89la   1278   794
2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475736   -17   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   KPH   CM88mc   985   612
2017-12-15 23:52   KA7OEI   0.475738   -31   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   KK6EEW   CM88on   955   593
2017-12-16 00:06   KA7OEI   0.475739   -26   0   DN40ao   +17   0.050   KR6LA   CN90ao   844   524
2017-12-31 08:58   KA7OEI   0.475740   -6   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   K9FD   BL11je   4760   2958       Hawaii !
2017-12-26 04:12   KA7OEI   0.475738   -17   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   3755   2333   Cayman Is. !
2017-12-16 04:40   KA7OEI   0.475737   -20   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   N1BUG   FN55mf   3497   2173
2018-01-04 06:38   KA7OEI   0.475738   -4   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   KL7L   BP51ip   3419   2124
2017-12-23 07:44   KA7OEI   0.475737   -21   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   AA1A   FN42pb   3414   2121
2017-12-31 09:48   KA7OEI   0.475736   -23   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   KA1R   FN42ne   3398   2111
2017-12-31 03:10   KA7OEI   0.475738   -21   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   W1XP   FN42fo   3336   2073
2017-12-31 05:00   KA7OEI   0.475739   -19   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   AB1KW   FN43fe   3325   2066
2017-12-27 03:28   KA7OEI   0.475738   -26   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   KK1W   FN32vd   3291   2045
2017-12-16 04:08   KA7OEI   0.475739   -28   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   WA1OJN   FN32pi   3246   2017
2017-12-31 09:20   KA7OEI   0.475738   -16   0   DN40ao   +27   0.501   W1VD   FN31ls   3231   2008

 

N8OOU sent middle-position QRP 100 milliwatts into numerous RX call signs:

2017-12-03 08:56   N8OOU   0.475673   -27   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2252   1399
2017-12-03 05:14   N8OOU   0.475672   -23   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   N1BUG   FN55mf   1696   1054
2017-12-03 06:14   N8OOU   0.475672   -24   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   AA1A   FN42pb   1475   917
2017-12-03 05:14   N8OOU   0.475671   -22   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   KA1R   FN42ne   1464   910
2017-12-16 23:32   N8OOU   0.475672   -23   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   AB1KW   FN43fe   1434   891
2017-12-16 23:32   N8OOU   0.475674   -31   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W1XP   FN42fo   1419   882
2017-12-03 02:56   N8OOU   0.475673   -26   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W1TAG   FN42ch   1392   865
2017-12-03 06:56   N8OOU   0.475672   -20   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   K5DN   EL19aw   1364   848
2017-12-17 00:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -27   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   N2BJW/GD   FN34im   1349   838
2017-12-03 10:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -28   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W4BCX   EL98pd   1343   835
2017-12-03 06:28   N8OOU   0.475670   -18   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   WA3ETD   FN33lq   1334   829
2017-12-03 06:42   N8OOU   0.475672   -28   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W5EMC   EM10cl   1308   813
2017-12-16 23:32   N8OOU   0.475666   -21   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   K2BLA   EL99hb   1223   760
2017-12-03 09:14   N8OOU   0.475672   -21   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   VE3CIQ   FN15wc   1182   734
2017-12-03 04:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -26   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   AA2UK   FM29pv   1117   694
2017-12-16 23:32   N8OOU   0.475673   -28   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   KJ4YBS   FM28   1093   679
2017-12-03 11:28   N8OOU   0.475673   -24   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   KE7A   EM12kx   1070   665
2017-12-03 02:28   N8OOU   0.475689   -23   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   N2HQI   FN13sa   1050   652
2017-12-03 03:28   N8OOU   0.475674   -30   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   WA3U   FM29co   1023   636
2017-12-03 09:56   N8OOU   0.475676   -17   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W5OXC   EM13mm   1020   634
2017-12-03 01:42   N8OOU   0.475672   -14   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   N3FL   FM19ua   981   610
2017-12-03 02:00   N8OOU   0.475667   -27   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   WB0DBQ   EN46bw   972   604
2017-12-03 02:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -22   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   WA2ZKD   FN13ed   969   602
2017-12-16 23:32   N8OOU   0.475792   -11   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   K3MF   FM19sr   967   601
2017-12-03 01:28   N8OOU   0.475671   -17   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   K3RWR   FM18qi   957   595
2017-12-16 23:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -15   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W3LPL   FM19lg   915   569
2017-12-03 08:56   N8OOU   0.475672   -17   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   K5DNL   EM15lj   915   569
2017-12-03 07:28   N8OOU   0.475673   -15   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   N4WLO   EM50uo   910   565
2017-12-03 01:00   N8OOU   0.475672   -22   0   EM68es   +20   0.100   W3XY   FM19kd   908   564

 

KR7O reported power 200 mw had best-list spots  at ZF1EJ and K9FD:

2017-12-31 06:52   KR7O   0.475675   -22   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   4227   2627
2017-12-31 06:28   KR7O   0.475675   -4   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   K9FD   BL11je   3997   2484
2017-12-14 04:42   KR7O   0.475661   -11   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   K9FD   BL11je   3997   2484
2017-12-31 06:46   KR7O   0.475673   -21   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   WZ7I   FN20kk   3859   2398
2017-12-31 06:52   KR7O   0.475674   -29   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   N2NOM   FN22bg   3770   2343
2018-01-01 13:16   KR7O   0.475674   -25   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   KL7L   BP51ip   3410   2119
2018-01-01 13:22   KR7O   0.475674   -25   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   KL7L   BP51ip   3410   2119
2018-01-03 05:52   KR7O   0.475674   -24   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   VE3OT   EN92   3345   2078
2017-12-31 06:36   KR7O   0.475673   -24   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   NC8W   EN90ht   3331   2070
2017-12-31 06:30   KR7O   0.475675   -23   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   WB0IQK   EN90dw   3301   2051
2018-01-02 02:44   KR7O   0.475673   -27   -1   DM07ba   +23   0.200   K4SV   EM85   3287   2042
2018-01-03 05:48   KR7O   0.475674   -28   0   DM07ba   +23   0.200   K8RZ   EM84aj   3237   2011

 

N6PIG, like KR7O, with 200 mw reached K9FD on Molokai, and far eastward too:

2018-01-04 05:26   N6PIG   0.475756   -23   0   DN06   +23   0.200   K9FD   BL11je   4440   2759
2018-01-02 05:14   N6PIG   0.475674   -28   0   DN06   +23   0.200   NO3M/3   EN91wr   3119   1938
2018-01-02 05:14   N6PIG   0.475674   -29   0   DN06   +23   0.200   NO3M   EN91wr   3119   1938
2018-01-03 03:40   N6PIG   0.475675   -26   0   DN06   +23   0.200   K5DN   EL19aw   2587   1607
2018-01-04 05:42   N6PIG   0.475777   -26   0   DN06   +23   0.200   KC3OL   EM28ix   2101   1306

 

N1DAY at 200 milliwatts was reported in Canada, New England and US Midwest:

2017-12-19 05:12   N1DAY   0.475702   -27   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   N2BJW   FN34im   1290   802
2017-12-19 05:12   N1DAY   0.475702   -27   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   N2BJW/GD   FN34im   1290   802
2017-12-19 04:06   N1DAY   0.475702   -25   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   AB1KW   FN43fe   1286   799
2017-12-19 04:00   N1DAY   0.475701   -27   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   AA1A   FN42pb   1267   787
2017-12-19 04:18   N1DAY   0.475700   -24   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   WA3ETD   FN33lq   1235   767
2017-12-19 04:12   N1DAY   0.475702   -24   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   VE3CIQ   FN15wd   1222   759
2017-12-19 04:12   N1DAY   0.475718   -28   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   N2HQI   FN13sa   1005   624
2017-12-21 09:12   N1DAY   0.475702   -23   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   N2NOM   FN22bg   964   599
2017-12-19 00:36   N1DAY   0.475702   -25   0   EM85sg   +23   0.200   KA9CFD   EN40om   935   581

 

WB0DBQ further illustrates the popularity of 200 milliwatts:

2017-12-05 13:02   WB0DBQ   0.475624   -27   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE7SL   CN88iu   2335   1451
2018-01-01 08:56   WB0DBQ   0.475627   -30   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   K5DN   EL19aw   1962   1219
2018-01-03 08:32   WB0DBQ   0.475627   -23   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   K5DN   EL19aw   1962   1219
2017-12-06 10:04   WB0DBQ   0.475613   -24   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   K5DOG/5   EM00wh   1925   1196
2018-01-01 08:22   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -15   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2018-01-01 06:02   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -23   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2018-01-01 08:26   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -18   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2018-01-01 08:34   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -18   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2018-01-03 10:44   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -19   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2018-01-03 10:02   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -21   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2017-12-12 13:32   WB0DBQ   0.475599   -23   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   1769   1099
2017-12-06 09:52   WB0DBQ   0.475616   -23   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6WZ   DO21st   1714   1065
2017-12-06 05:38   WB0DBQ   0.475613   -24   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   KJ4YBS   FM28   1661   1032
2018-01-06 13:22   WB0DBQ   0.475599   -16   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   1657   1030
2017-12-02 10:02   WB0DBQ   0.475625   -14   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   1657   1030
2018-01-01 08:44   WB0DBQ   0.475626   -16   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   1657   1030
2017-12-06 09:18   WB0DBQ   0.475611   -20   0   EN46bw   +23   0.200   KE7A   EM12kx   1614   1003

 

W9XA reached West Coast with 200 milliwatts and made it to ZF1EJ to boot:

2017-12-11 03:34   W9XA   0.475789   -21   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   KPH   CM88mc   2963   1841
2017-12-09 11:52   W9XA   0.475789   -29   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   KR7O   DM07ba   2749   1708
2017-12-11 03:36   W9XA   0.475791   -25   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2597   1614
2017-12-30 02:32   W9XA   0.475787   -23   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   2350   1460
2017-12-11 03:34   W9XA   0.475791   -14   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   N4PT   DM42kh   2277   1415
2017-12-09 11:52   W9XA   0.475795   -24   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   VE6WZ   DO21st   2260   1404
2017-12-11 03:36   W9XA   0.475790   -11   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   2238   1391
2017-12-06 02:20   W9XA   0.475790   -19   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   N5CEY   EL16gc   1942   1207
2017-12-30 02:26   W9XA   0.475788   -23   0   EN51uu   +23   0.200   K1UTI   EL86wx   1747   1086
2017-12-06 03:44   W9XA   0.475780   -14   1   EN51uu   +23   0.200   W4BCX   EL98pd   1672   1039

 

VE3CIQ lofted a signal to remarkable distances 3000+ km with 200 milliwatts:

2017-12-12 05:02   VE3CIQ   0.475685   -27   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   N4PT   DM42kh   3347   2080
2017-12-12 08:32   VE3CIQ   0.475687   -21   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   3000   1864
2017-12-12 04:50   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -26   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   2741   1703
2017-12-12 07:34   VE3CIQ   0.475687   -26   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   K5DN   EL19aw   2600   1616
2017-12-12 06:34   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -24   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   W0QL   DM79   2460   1529
2017-12-12 06:18   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -28   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   KE7A   EM12kx   2299   1429
2017-12-12 06:56   VE3CIQ   0.475685   -22   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   K5DNL   EM15lj   2112   1312
2017-12-12 07:04   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -21   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   N4WLO   EM50uo   2004   1245
2017-12-12 10:56   VE3CIQ   0.475689   -14   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   K2BLA   EL99hb   1929   1199
2017-12-12 05:44   VE3CIQ   0.475685   -31   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   W5EST   EM34ts   1850   1150
2017-12-12 06:08   VE3CIQ   0.475685   -17   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   KC3OL   EM28ix   1751   1088
2017-12-12 09:10   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -25   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   NV0O   EM28tt   1694   1053
2017-12-12 08:32   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -20   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   NV0O   EM28tt   1694   1053
2017-12-12 05:44   VE3CIQ   0.475686   -19   0   FN15xv   +23   0.200   N0BQV   EM37   1688   1049

 

PA3ABK/2 ran QRP 500 mw. and spanned the Atlantic over 5000km to AA1A and N1BUG:

2017-12-07 01:12   PA3ABK/2   0.475649   -18   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   AA1A   FN42pb   5565   3458
2017-12-20 02:48   PA3ABK/2   0.475785   -23   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   N1BUG   FN55mf   5240   3256
2018-01-05 22:46   PA3ABK/2   0.475741   -23   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   EB8ARZ/1   IL18uk   3129   1944
2018-01-03 23:48   PA3ABK/2   0.475740   -23   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   EA8BFK   IL38bo   3005   1867
2018-01-05 22:16   PA3ABK/2   0.475741   -19   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   RN3AGC   KO85sv   2179   1354
2018-01-06 00:00   PA3ABK/2   0.475740   -23   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   UT7GH   KN66hq   2090   1299
2017-12-20 01:48   PA3ABK/2   0.475786   -17   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   TF3HZ   HP94ad   2059   1279
2017-12-06 18:42   PA3ABK/2   0.475650   -20   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   SV8CS   KM07js   2003   1245
2017-12-10 19:24   PA3ABK/2   0.475650   -1   0   JO21it   +27   0.501    SM2BYC   KP25ax   1910   1187
2018-01-03 22:16   PA3ABK/2   0.475740   -19   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   EA7HPM   IM67xj   1811   1125
2018-01-04 00:36   PA3ABK/2   0.475650   -21   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   CT1FSC   IM58lv   1787   1110
2018-01-01 21:24   PA3ABK/2   0.475789   -7   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   OH6JKN   KP22xk   1729   1074
2018-01-01 20:36   PA3ABK/2   0.475785   -3   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   OH1KK   KP13un   1714   1065
2018-01-05 20:46   PA3ABK/2   0.475615   -3   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   OH2EAT   KP20xw   1643   1021
2018-01-06 01:00   PA3ABK/2   0.475740   -16   0   JO21it   +27   0.501   EW6/UA9XRQ   KO45hj   1619   1006

 

N6GN likewise at QRP 500 mw. beamed across the Pacific to New Zealand:

2017-12-03 09:26   N6GN   0.475701   -26   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   ZL2AFP   RF91ah   10487   6516
2017-12-05 10:50   N6GN   0.475701   -20   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   4518   2807
2017-12-03 11:18   N6GN   0.475698   -27   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   KA1R   FN42ne   4354   2705
2017-12-03 05:42   N6GN   0.475698   -27   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   WA3ETD   FN33lq   4149   2578
2017-12-04 06:18   N6GN   0.475700   -28   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   N2BJW   FN34im   4115   2557
2017-12-04 05:02   N6GN   0.475700   -23   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   N3FL   FM19ua   3989   2479
2017-12-03 07:26   N6GN   0.475700   -27   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   N3FL   FM19ua   3989   2479
2017-12-04 04:18   N6GN   0.475699   -27   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K3RWR   FM18qi   3980   2473
2017-12-03 10:42   N6GN   0.475705   -24   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K2BLA   EL99hb   3933   2444
2017-12-03 11:26   N6GN   0.475705   -22   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K2BLA   EL99hb   3933   2444
2017-12-04 07:10   N6GN   0.475700   -21   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   W3LPL   FM19lg   3920   2436
2017-12-03 06:34   N6GN   0.475702   +0   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K9FD   BL11je   3802   2362
2017-12-03 08:10   N6GN   0.475699   -16   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   WA3TTS   EN90xn   3640   2262
2017-12-04 07:18   N6GN   0.475700   -19   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   NO3M/3   EN91wr   3611   2244
2017-12-04 06:18   N6GN   0.475700   -17   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   NO3M   EN91wr   3611   2244
2017-12-04 06:58   N6GN   0.475700   -20   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   NO3M/3   EN91wr   3611   2244
2017-12-04 07:18   N6GN   0.475700   -18   -1   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K4SV   EM85   3520   2187
2017-12-03 03:26   N6GN   0.475703   -23   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   K8RZ   EM84aj   3478   2161
2017-12-03 06:18   N6GN   0.475700   -18   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   KU4XR   EM75xr   3425   2128
2017-12-03 05:34   N6GN   0.475702   -24   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   W8RUT   EN80nf   3410   2119
2017-12-03 09:50   N6GN   0.475701   -23   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   N4WLO   EM50uo   3258   2024
2017-12-02 05:42   N6GN   0.475700   -28   0   CM88ok   +27   0.501   W3PM   EM64or   3220   2001

 

The list is surely incomplete.  Apologies to others I missed, please e-mail me at mrsocion@aol.com .  TU & GL on 630m QRP!”


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