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OFF AIR; QRT Thursday night but back Friday morning by 1100z

Just enough spark for a great trans-Atlantic opening; WH2XCR –> ZF (times 2!) and two-way reports with VK (times 2!); WH2XND –> VK4YB; KL7L/VE6 hearing and reporting many in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Last night’s noise level was significantly lower than the previous session here in Texas.  Most of the storms that plagued North America have moved out to sea and are no longer a real issue for many in North America.  Many stations were commenting about the slow start to the session and how they were not hearing many stations in the early evening.  The geomagnetic field was forecast to be slightly more active and the turbulence may have actually helped what turned out to be a very good session.  I suspect that the fact that we thought the session was starting slow was that it actually was starting slow and good openings will continue to occur later and last for shorter periods of time.  Its Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and will be Summer soon but don’t just off the bandwagon just yet.

planetary-k-index 032716

 

Kyoto DST 032716

 

Australia 032716

 

Mike, WA3TTS, experienced a nice surprise during the session and provided the following report and statistics:

WA3TTS 032716

 

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, also had a good night and reports that the seemingly good performance of the recently added radial may result in further additions at his station in Vancouver, Washington.  Neil decoded five WSPR stations during the session but was heard by 17 unique stations during the session, including WG2XJM in Pennsylvania.

WG2XSV 032716

 

John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, was testing a new “Hans Summers U3S” beacon platform at 250 mW TPO with very good results.  I don’t have detailed statistics for his session because I don’t know if John operated in this configuration for the entire session.  It seems he was heard throughout New England at this TPO and if he did operate at this level overnight, he was heard here in Texas.  I hope to get a clarification.

Ron, NI7J / WH2XND, received WSPR reports from Roger,VK4YB, once again during this session:

WH2XND VK4YB 032716

WH2XND, as reported by VK4YB

 

WSPR activity dominated the session and 87 MF WSPR stations were observed at 0300z on the WSPRnet activtiy page.  WZ9B was observed receiving for the first time during this session.  I met Al for the first time last year at Hamcom here in the Dallas Fort Worth area and had a chance to speak to him one-on-one about 630-meters.  Its nice to see that he provided some WSPR reports last night and I do hope he returns often to the band.

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

NA 032716

North American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

EU 032716

European 24-hour WSPR activity

 

VK 032716

Australian 24-hour WSPR activity

 

JA 032716

Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

 

There were no reports from the trans-African path, however ZS1JEN was present during the session.  UA0SNV was also present but no reports were found in the WSPRnet database.

Trans-Atlantic reports were significant during this session and Josef, DH5RAE, sent a note this morning detailing the activity from his perspective.  Trans-Atlantic session reports will follow his report below.

DH5RAE 032716

EA5DOM WD2XSH17 032716

EA5DOM, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

DK7FC WG2XPJ 032716

DK7FC, as reported by WG2XPJ

 

DK7FC WE2XGR 032716

DK7FC, as reported by WE2XGR

 

DK7FC WD2XSH17 032716

DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

DK7FC WA3TTS2 032716

DK7FC, as reported by WA3TTS/2

 

DK7FC WA3ETD 032716

DK7FC, as reported by WA3ETD

 

DK7FC W1TAG 032716

DK7FC, as reported by W1TAG

 

WG2XPJ DL4RAJ 032716

WG2XPJ, as reported by DL4RAJ

 

WG2XPJ DL4RAJ2 032716

WG2XPJ, as reported by DL4RAJ/2

 

WG2XPJ DJ0ABR 032716

WG2XPJ, as reported by DJ0ABR

 

WG2XPJ DH5RAE 032716

WG2XPJ, as reported by DH5RAE

 

WG2XJM F1AFJ 032716

WG2XJM, as reported by F1AFJ

 

WG2XJM DL4RAJ 032716

WG2XJM, as reported by DL4RAJ

 

WG2XJM DL4RAJ2 032716

WG2XJM, as reported by DL4RAJ/2

 

WG2XJM DJ0ABR 032716

WG2XJM, as reported by DJ0ABR

 

WG2XJM DH5RAE 032716

WG2XJM, as reported by DH5RAE

 

DH5RAE WS2XSH17 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

DH5RAE WG2XPJ 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by WG2XPJ

 

DH5RAE WE2XGR 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by WE2XGR

 

DH5RAE WA3TTS2 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by WA3TTS/2

 

DH5RAE WA3ETD 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by WA3ETD

 

DH5RAE W1TAG 032716

DH5RAE, as reported by W1TAG

 

In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, and Roger, ZF1RC, both experience a good session with reports across North America including reports by both stations of WH2XCR in Hawaii.

ZF1RC 032716

ZF1RC 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR ZF1RC 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by ZF1RC

 

ZF1EJ1 032716

ZF1EJ/1 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR ZF1EJ1 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by ZF1EJ/1

 

ZF1EJ 032716

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, continues to be on assignment in VE6 and reports that he was able to “push the fishing rod a little higher out of the cell window last night.”  It seems to have helped, with reports across North America once again, plus WH2XCR in Hawaii.

KL7L_VE6 032716

KL7L/VE6 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR KL7L_VE6 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by KL7L/VE6

 

From his stations in Alaska, Laurence continues to receive stations in the Pacific Northwest, American Southwest and Hawaii.

WE2XPQ 032716

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR WE2XPQ 032716a

WH2XCR WE2XPQ 032716b

WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ

 

In Hawaii, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, reports that he QRTed early to chase the VK0 on 160-meters but still experienced a very good session with two-way reports with VK3ELV and VK4YB in addition to reports for both stations in the Cayman Islands and into the eastern US.  This included first time reports for Merv by K1UTI in Florida.

WH2XCR 032716

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR VK4YB 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB

 

WH2XCR VK3ELV 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by VK3ELV

 

WH2XCR VK2XGJ 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

WH2XCR VK2DDI 032716

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI

 

In Australia, Phil, VK3ELV, and Roger, VK4YB, had a good session of two-way WSPR reports with WH2XCR.  Phil went on to “corner the market” on JA-stations, receiving reports from four stations.

VK4YB WH2XCR 032716

VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR

 

VK3ELV WH2XCR 032716

VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

 

VK3ELV TNUKJPM 032716

VK3ELV, as reported by TNUKJPM

 

VK3ELV JN1MSO 032716

VK3ELV, as reported by JN1MSO

 

VK3ELV JH1INM 032716

VK3ELV, as reported by JH1INM

 

VK3ELV JH3XCU 032716

VK3ELV, as reported by JH3XCU

 

No content from Jim, W5EST, today in observance of Easter Sunday.  Jim’s content will return with tomorrow’s report.

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