The details for April 9, 2016 can be viewed here.
This session was very quiet for most stations in North America and domestic openings were highlighted again. A few storms in the west central US have yet to elicit comments of high noise in the region. It was a different story along the eastern coast of Australia as John, VK2XGJ, reported a strong storm system moving ashore that would likely have a negative impact on reports for stations in North America and possibly impact operator’s ability to put a signal on the air in Australia.
Geomagnetic activity reached storms levels again as the Bz continues to point to the South, slightly further away from the centerline than the previous session. Solar wind velocities are averaging near 450 km/s this morning. DST values have moved away from the centerline, decreasing significantly as storm conditions set-in.
Roelof, PA0RDT, reported on the RSGB-LF reflector that Joe, VO1NA, was heard on 477.7 kHz CW overnight. Roelof indicates that there was a brief lift near sunrise at his QTH providing some enhancement in spite of the diving DST.
There were no trans-Atlantic WSPR reports for the session.
John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, reported that he decoded nine WSPR stations and was decoded by 33 unique stations including VE6XH, who, like WE2XPQ, is on a difficult path from Vermont.
Paul, N1BUG / WI2XTC, reported that he experienced no QRN, allowing him to decode eleven WSPR stations including WH2XGP on the high latitude transcontinental path from Maine.
Al, K2BLA / WI2XBV, reported a decrease in noise that seems to have coincided with a decrease in the stations that he received during this session. Al added that he was not QRV during the evening and that may have impacted some of his decreased numbers. He decoded eight WSPR stations and was decoded by 31 unique stations.
Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reported that he decoded eleven WSPR stations and was decoded by 61 unique stations. Ken indicates that he shared two-way reports with WH2XCR which was also his best DX for the session.
Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ, indicates that propagation was significantly improved with a number of transcontinental reports during the session. He provided reports for nine WSPR stations and was decoded by 33 unique stations. Rick’s unique report details can be viewed here.
Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM, reported that he decoded fifteen WSPR stations with good activity from the West coast including “XGP, XJQ, CNF, XBQ, and XCR in KH6”.
Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 52 unique stations.
Dave, N4DB, reported that he decoded eleven WSPR stations with two stations at a distance exceeding 3000 km. Dave’s best DX for the session was WH2XGP in Washington state.
Ron, NI7J / WH2XND, provided reports for eleven WSPR stations.
Trans-Pacific report details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.
Roger, VK4YB, experienced nearby storms, impacted his reception and activity. He reports, “Very High QRN at the start, decreasing a little as the storms moved out to sea. VE6XH stats: 160m 4 spots, best -13, 630m 19 spots, best -17.” Roger provided reports for WH2XGP and WH2XCR and he received reports from JA1NQI/1, JA3YVF, JH1INM, JH3XCU, JR1IZM, N6SKM, TNUKJPM, VE6XH, VE7BDQ, VE7SL, W7IUV, WH2XGP, and WI2XBQ.
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for fourteen WSPR stations and was decoded by 51 unique stations including JA1NQI/1. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and as W7IUV, Larry provided reports for twelve WSPR stations including VK4YB.
Joe, NU6O / WI2XBQ, reported another good night of domestic paths. Joe reports, “Another good night of W-E prop. Heard by 24, 8 2500 km+, 4 3500 km+. Best DX, K4RCG 3887 km.” Joe also provided reports for VK4YB.
The band sounded great during the evening here in Texas. WSPR reports began relatively early and noise levels were very low. The early evening was highlighted by two-way reports with WG2XKA, which has been absent recently due to noisy sessions. Two-way reports were also noted with WH2XCR who returned during this session. Reception reports were improved again and those details can be viewed here. My transmission numbers were very good as well, perhaps better than seen in several days and this may be attributed to the very high level of activity we are currently experiencing. Those report details can be viewed here.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for four WSPR stations and was reported by 29 unique stations including WH2XCR.
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, continues to provide reports for stations in the southern US while on assignment in Mexico.
Back in Alaska, WE2XPQ, provided reports for VK4YB and shared two-way reports with WH2XCR. Coverage in the western portions of North America was satisfactory compared to recent sessions. Laurence’s, DX report details can be viewed here.
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, returned to air after repairing his amp. He provided reports for ZF1EJ and shared two-way reports with VK4YB. Some of those reports with Roger occurred at sunrise in KH6. Merv received reports from JA1NQI/1, JH3XCU, and VK2XGJ. Coverage of the southeastern US was missing for some reason but the mid-Atlantic and Midwest were well represented with reports. DX report details for Merv’s activity can be viewed here.
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