This was a very good session. While storms blanketed the eastern third of North America, the noise level was uncharacteristically low in Texas, S5-6 during the evening. Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, experienced similar noise levels in Oklahoma. A review of WG2XKA’s WSPR dataset for the session suggests that the transcontinental path was open with reports at VE7BDQ and WH2XGP in the Pacific Northwest. Trans-Atlantic activity began shortly after sunset on the East coast of the US with reports at WD2XSH/17. Several others followed through the evening. Trans-Pacific activity peaked between 0900z – 1000z with reports at WH2XGP and WG2XXM by multiple stations.
All geomagnetic indicators were calm during the session including solar wind velocities in the low category under 400 km/s.
Roelof, PA0RDT, reports easy aural copy of Joe, VO1NA:
Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reports that he decoded five stations and was decoded by forty unique stations, including VK2DDI and VK4YB, for a total of six DXCC entities during the session and 22 reports from WE2XPQ.
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reports that he decoded eight stations and was decoded by 36 unique stations, with eleven reports from three Australian stations including VK2DDI, VK2XGJ, and VK4YB, for a total of six DXCC entities.
Phil, VE3CIQ, reports that he decoded five stations and was decoded by nine unique stations at what was close to “ground zero” for noise.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports that was decoded by eleven unique stations with WH2XCR and WE2XPQ the most distant stations. He also reported that VE7BDQ, at a distance of 323 miles, continued to decode him at -22 dB S/N one hour after sunrise while using 200 mW ERP.
John, VK2XGJ, provided the following screen capture of his WSPR console showing a number of VK stations, WH2XCR, and WH2XGP.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
There were no reports on the trans-African path. UA0SNV was present from Asiatic Russia but no reports were found in the WSPRnet database.
Trans-Atlantic WSPR reports began early and were plentiful. WG2XPJ was reported by Lee, M0LMH, which may represent his first trans-Atlantic reception on 630-meters.
Eden, ZF1EJ, and Roger, ZF1RC, provided reports for several stations around North America in spite of the noisy conditions from storms in the eastern US.
In Alaska, Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, received and provided reports for stations along the West coast of North America, Hawaii, and the central US, the latter often an indicator of good propagation.
In Hawaii, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, continues his near-sunrise excursions on 160-meters in the pursuit of active DXpeditions. Nevertheless, Merv had a strong session with multiple two-way reports with stations in Australia and North America in addition to multiple one-way report with stations in Japan.
In Australia, Phil, VK3ELV, and Roger, VK4YB, enjoyed two-way WSPR reports with WH2XCR. Phil received additional reports from JH3XCU, TNUKJPM, and 7L1RLL_4.
Jim, W5EST, took a break from serious technical discussions today and provides us another one of his word puzzles. Enjoy!
Clue: Famous amateur radio person and call sign.
_ A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ ϕ _ _
Resource words: “forlorn” “apples”.
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