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Extreme noise made what might have been an otherwise pretty good night poor for domestic activity; Trans-Atlantic openings were down a bit but favored North American stations reported in Europe; Trans-Pacific openings for KL7L, W7IUV and VK4YB; W5EST presents: ”630m QRP on Parade: Part 2”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 22, 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.

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

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North America was a mess due to evening storms in the south central US that spread eastward by morning.  Even stations on the West coast reported high noise levels, presumably from this system.  A few storms were present  in the Pacific Northwest into British Columbia as was the case in the Caribbean.  Not to be outdone, the eastern Mediterranean remains active while lightning conditions in Japan have improved over the previous session.  Storms have returned to southeastern Australia while the northeastern coast remains lightning free.  Listening in Oceania remains compromised and likely will for at least another month.

11-hour worldwide lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions continue at elevated-quiet levels.   The Bz is neutral this morning and solar wind velocities are averaging near 520 km/s.  DST values remain variable after a general downward trend in the previous session.  In spite of the variability, values generally remain near the centerline.

 

 

 

This session was not very good for domestic openings.  Noise was very high and signals were perceived as much weaker than normal.  W7IUV reported very weak and only local propagation during the early evening with even regional signals being received at lower than expected levels.  Trans-Atlantic openings were very good for eastern stations although trans-Atlantic openings may not have been as robust as the previous session.

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

 

David, N1DAY, reported that there would be a live stream discussion for stations interested in getting on the air tomorrow evening at 7pm, presumably EST.  Details for setting up the streaming tool and accessing the stream can be found here.

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!):

Paul, N1BUG, reported that he worked his 15th state after an evening JT9 QSO with WA9CGZ.

Phil, VE3CIQ, reported high noise in Ontario but completed a JT9 QSO with K2BLA this morning.  He also received WSPR reports from YV7MAE and reported G0MRF.

courtesy VE3CIQ

 

Al, K2BLA, reported that he “…Worked WB4JWM and VE3CIQ with CIQ being a new grid for 2018. WSPR: heard by 46 including YV7MAE and heard 18. Extreme lightning noise this AM from a strong front extending along the Mississippi River.

Rob, NC0B, completed JT9 QSO’s with W0YSE and KC3OL (second hand report from KR7O).  The latter QSO was reported to have occurred very near sunrise at KC3OL.

Robert, KR7O, reported “It appears good propagation was there, buried under the noise.  High noise and frequent lightning crashes plagued the evening hours and continue this morning, but a few southeastern stations made it through on WSPR.  Copied KC4SIT (5/-25), K2BLA (2/-24). W4BCX (16/-22), ZF1EJ.  Very few JT9 signals copied.  Had a single decode from KL7L and one surprising CQ from VK4YB @1202Z was logged.  KA7OEI had a decent signal on CW, but had to crank the filter down to 100hz to achieve a 559 signal.  Clint was CQing for some time with no takers.  W0YSE also copied briefly at 419.

ZF1EJ 3 spots, -25

KL7L 65 spots, -7

VK4YB 10 spots, -24

Neil, W0YSE, reported that he missed K5DNL’s CQ on JT9 by 30 minutes.  He received Ken’s CQ’s for about fifteen minutes (1230z – 1245z), best at -21 dB S/N.  Neil reported that he completed JT9 QSO’s with W7IUV and KA7OEI and he was lightly heard on CW by KR7O.  Neil also received KJ6KO’s JT9 on his WSJTx console this morning.  Neil also reported a late JT9 QSO with NC0B, whose best was -12 dB S/N.

Using WSPR overnight, Neil reported that he “…Had 30 spotters of my WSPR which I dropped to 1w EIRP for this session. Here are the DX…

“…and I heard these 8 WSPR stations: K5DNL, KA7OEI, KJ6KO, KL7L, KR6LA, KR7O, NU6O, W7IUV.”

Neil also reported “a missed opportunity” while he was out of the ham shack this morning:

courtesy W0YSE

 

Ken, K5DNL, operated WSPR overnight, reporting 24 stations and receiving reports from 83 unique stations including EA8BFK,  YV7MAE,  ZF1EJ  and nine Canadian stations.  Check out Ken’s web page, K5DNL.COM, for a number of products that he has for sale to help you successfully get on the air.

Trans-Atlantic WSPR summary follows:

DL6TY -> AA1A

K5DNL -> EA8BFK

DC0DX -> AA1A, VE1YY

EA4GHB -> AA1A, VE1YY

DF2JP -> AA1A, VE1YY

W3LPL -> G0LUJ, LA2XPA

DH5RAE -> N1BUG, AA1A, VE1YY

ZF1EJ -> G0LUJ, LA2XPA, LA3EQ

F1AFJ -> AA1A, N1BUG, VE1YY

F5WK -> AA1A, AE2EA, N1BUG, N3FL, NO3M, VE1YY, WA3ETD

W4BCX -> EA1BNF, EA8BFK, G0LUJ, GM3YXM, LA2XPA, LA3EQ, M0NKA

G0MRF -> AA1A, AB1KW, AE2EA, K4RCG, N1BUG, N2HQI, N3FL, NO3M, NO3M/3, VE1YY, VE3CIQ, W3LPL, WA3ETD, WA3TTS, WB3AVN

AA1A -> DH5RAE, DL4RAJ, EA1BNF, F1AFJ, F59706, G0LUJ, GM3YXM, LA2XPA, LA3EQ, M0NKA, PA0LSB, PA0O, PA0PJE, PA0RDT, PA3ABK/2, PA7EY

N1BUG -> DH5RAE, DK2LO, DL4RAJ, DL4RAJ/2, EA1BNF, EA2HB, EA8BFK, F1AFJ, F4DTL, F59706, F5WK, G0LUJ, G3KEV, G4ZFQ, GM3YXM, LA2XPA, LA3EQ, M0NKA, M0TAZ, OR7T, PA0EHG, PA0LSB, PA0O, PA0PJE, PA0RDT, PA3ABK/2, PA7EY

Trans-Pacific WSPR summary follows:

W7IUV -> JA1PKG, VK4YB

KL7L ->JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JA8SCD5, VK4YB

VK4YB -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JA8SCD5, K1YQP, K6SRO, KJ6MKI, KK6EEW, KL7L, KPH, KR6LA, KR7O, NU6O, SWLCN74XP, VA7MM, 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

 

Oceania 24-hour WSPR summary

 

Eden, ZF1EJ, reported nineteen WSPR stations and he received reports from 43 unique stations including YV7MAE, G0LUJ, LA3EQ and LA2XPA.

ZF1EJ session WSPR summary

 

Martin, YV7MAE, reported ten WSPR stations including VE3CIQ and N1BUG far to the North.

YV7MAE session WSPR summary

 

Laurence, KL7L, reported five WSPR stations and he received reports from 25 unique stations including JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL and JA8SCD5. He shared two-way reports with KR6LA, NU6O, VK4YB, W0YSE and W7IUV.  This morning Laurence operated JT9, receiving a reported from KR7O at his sunrise:  “1506  -21   0.1    0.475766    0   KL7L”.  Laurence indicated that some paths were decent this morning.

KL7L session WSPR summary

 

Merv, K9FD (/KH6), was not on the air during this session.

Jim, W5EST, presents, “630M QRP ON PARADE: PART 2”:

“Try 630m with ½ watt or way less!  Today’s post continues highlights of QRP operations on 630m by more stations beyond those listed few days ago: http://njdtechnologies.net/011218/    .

From northern California, K1YQP sent 1 milliwatt  240 km:

2018-01-21 08:12   K1YQP   0.475698   -30   0   CM98op   +0   0.001   KR6LA   CN90ao   240   149

 

K1YQP at both 50 mw and 100 mw has reached 1808km so far:

2018-01-06 10:42   K1YQP   0.475681   -28   0   CM98   +17   0.050   VE6JY   DO33or   1808   1123
2018-01-06 08:48   K1YQP   0.475681   -30   0   CM98   +17   0.050   K0KE   DM79pm   1414   879
 2017-12-23 07:58   K1YQP   0.475683   -26   0   CM98   +17   0.050   VA7JX   CN79kv   1310   814
2018-01-06 11:56   K1YQP   0.475681   -22   0   CM98   +17   0.050   VA7MM   CN89og   1208   751
2018-01-06 08:58   K1YQP   0.475680   -23   0   CM98   +17   0.050   VE7BDQ   CN89la   1183   735
2018-01-06 10:10   K1YQP   0.475681   -22   0   CM98   +17   0.050   W7IUV   DN07dg   984   611
2018-01-08 08:26   K1YQP   0.475681   -29   0   CM98   +17   0.050   KA7OEI   DN40ao   813   505
2018-01-08 10:32   K1YQP   0.475682   -23   0   CM98   +17   0.050   W0YSE   CN85rq   811   504
2017-12-20 13:54   K1YQP   0.475695   -24   0   CM98   +17   0.050   SWLCN74XP   CN74xp   730   454
2017-12-23 07:44   K1YQP   0.475681   -15   0   CM98   +17   0.050   WA7SMZ   CN84ko   703   437
2017-12-23 11:34   K1YQP   0.475688   -26   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VE6XH   DO24tc   1809   1124
2017-12-24 07:46   K1YQP   0.475680   -28   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VE6JY   DO33or   1808   1123
2017-12-24 07:46   K1YQP   0.475680   -24   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VA7JX   CN79kv   1310   814
2017-12-23 13:48   K1YQP   0.475665   -21   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VE7CA   CN89ki   1221   759
2017-12-23 12:26   K1YQP   0.475688   -21   0   CM98   +20   0.100   CF7MM   CN89og   1208   751
2017-12-23 12:26   K1YQP   0.475685   -22   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VE7BDQ   CN89la   1183   735
2017-12-23 14:32   K1YQP   0.475688   -24   0   CM98   +20   0.100   VE7VV   CN88   1123   698
2017-12-23 12:36   K1YQP   0.475688   -20   0   CM98   +20   0.100   W7IUV   DN07dg   984   611
2017-12-23 09:56   K1YQP   0.475688   -27   0   CM98   +20   0.100   KA7OEI   DN40ao   813   505

 

K1YQP 500 mw level delivered WSPR to Molokai’s K9FD:

2017-12-25 08:16   K1YQP   0.475679   -26   0   CM98   +27   0.501   K9FD   BL11je   3947   2453
2018-01-02 04:26   K1YQP   0.475680   -27   0   CM98   +27   0.501   VE6JY   DO33or   1808   1123

 

KJ6KO, likewise northern California, tested at 1 mw and went to 500mw:

2018-01-17 06:20   KJ6KO   0.475786   -20   0   CM98oq   +0   0.001   WA6ZKY   CM98pr   9   6
2018-01-17 03:40   KJ6KO   0.475787   +6   0   CM98oq   +0   0.001   K1YQP   CM98op   5   3
2018-01-21 05:44   KJ6KO   0.475793   -20   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   VE6JY   DO33or   1780   1106
2018-01-21 05:26   KJ6KO   0.475794   -22   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   VA7JX   CN79kv   1293   803
2018-01-21 05:36   KJ6KO   0.475793   -15   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   VA7MM   CN89og   1188   738
2018-01-21 04:30   KJ6KO   0.475794   -22   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   VE7VV   CN88   1104   686
2018-01-21 04:24   KJ6KO   0.475794   -15   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   KE7ADL   DN17dp   1027   638
2018-01-21 05:44   KJ6KO   0.475793   -18   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   W0YSE   CN85rq   792   492
2018-01-21 05:30   KJ6KO   0.475793   -21   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   KA7OEI   DN40ao   785   488
2018-01-21 05:36   KJ6KO   0.475793   -23   0   CM98oq   +27   0.501   K6LG   DM13gw   607   377

 

N2BJW in Vermont experimented at 20 mw out to 521 km:

2018-01-12 09:08   N2BJW   0.475615   -29   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   W3SZ   FN20ag   521   324
2018-01-09 05:56   N2BJW   0.475616   -22   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   AE2EA   FN12fr   396   246
2018-01-10 01:04   N2BJW   0.475615   -26   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   N1BUG   FN55mf   350   217
2018-01-11 00:36   N2BJW   0.475614   -22   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   AA1A   FN42pb   344   214
2018-01-10 00:28   N2BJW   0.475616   -29   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   W1XP2   FN42fo   256   159
 2018-01-11 00:18   N2BJW   0.475614   -22   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   W1XP   FN42fo   256   159
2018-01-09 22:46   N2BJW   0.475615   -24   0   FN34im   +13   0.020   VE3OWV   FN15vk   251   156

 

N2BJW went 10 dB up to 200 mw and reached Alberta from Vermont over 3000km:

2018-01-18 07:50   N2BJW   0.475669   -23   0   FN34im   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   3111   1933
2018-01-19 06:40   N2BJW   0.475669   -21   0   FN34im   +23   0.200   VE6JY   DO33or   3005   1867
2018-01-21 05:00   N2BJW   0.475670   -21   0   FN34im   +23   0.200   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   2904   1804

 

W4KZK at 100 mw was putting 630m WSPR from Virginia into Alberta:

2018-01-13 06:34   W4KZK   0.475728   -20   0   EM97xe   +20   0.100   VE6JY   DO33or   3103   1928
2018-01-13 11:48   W4KZK   0.475729   -21   0   EM97xe   +20   0.100   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   1996   1240
2018-01-13 04:46   W4KZK   0.475728   -23   0   EM97xe   +20   0.100   K1UTI   EL86wx   1152   716
2018-01-13 06:54   W4KZK   0.475729   -28   0   EM97xe   +20   0.100   KC5CQW   EM34tu   1138   707
2018-01-13 04:54   W4KZK   0.475728   -21   0   EM97xe   +20   0.100   N2BJW   FN34im   993   617

 

W4KZK at 200 mw enjoyed “trips” to Hawaii and Norway:

2018-01-15 06:48   W4KZK   0.475762   -28   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   K9FD   BL11je   7500   4660
2018-01-18 08:14   W4KZK   0.475675   -26   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   LA2XPA   JP33wi   6273   3898
2018-01-19 05:10   W4KZK   0.475621   -28   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   VA7JX   CN79kv   3830   2380
2018-01-17 07:04   W4KZK   0.475674   -30   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   KPH   CM88mc   3746   2328
2018-01-17 07:56   W4KZK   0.475675   -28   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   KR7O   DM07ba   3506   2179
2018-01-18 05:28   W4KZK   0.475676   -20   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   W7IUV   DN07dg   3411   2119
2018-01-18 06:30   W4KZK   0.475675   -17   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   VE6XH   DO24tc   3215   1998
2018-01-15 03:42   W4KZK   0.475760   -27   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   N5CEY   EL16gc   2053   1276
2018-01-19 08:40   W4KZK   0.475606   -24   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   VE4TV   EN19cx   2007   1247
2018-01-15 06:30   W4KZK   0.475762   -15   0   EM97xe   +23   0.200   ZF1EJ   EK99ig   1996   1240

 

K3PQ’s 200 mw commenced recently, reaching 1300km: Pennsylvania PA to Mississippi MS:

2018-01-21 06:40   K3PQ   0.705453   -15   0   EN90   +23   0.200   KB5DJX   EM50   1326   824

 

N8AUM’s 500 mw  on 630m is off to a good start reaching over 1200km from Florida:

2018-01-17 11:14   N8AUM   0.475720   -11   0   EM70em   +27   0.501   W3CSW   FM19kd   1232   766
2018-01-17 15:12   N8AUM   0.475746   -4   0   EM70em   +27   0.501   WB0IQK   EN90dw   1211   752
2018-01-17 18:08   N8AUM   0.475722   -18   -1   EM70em   +27   0.501   K4RCG/SDR1   FM08si   1090   677

 

Congratulations to the QRP TX operators and the diligent 630m RX operators remotely! TU & GL on 630m WSPR QRP!”


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