So lets not kid ourselves – it was a tough session. Elevated Kp through the day did not help matters and the huge storm system moving across the south western US into the south central US had the effect of challenging anyone’s sensibilities as they attempted to listen to the band. It wasn’t just a tough night in North America though, as we will see later in this report. WSPRnet disappeared shortly after I completed the data gathering for yesterday’s report and apparently came back online sometime during the overnight. Fortunately Winston, KJ6ICA, came to the rescue and ensured that HAMWSPR was up and running and spent a good portion of his evening helping stations redirect their WSPR data to the alternative site. As of this morning, WSPRnet appears to be online again.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports that many of his decodes for the session were local to the Pacific Northwest:
Neil also sent a tip about a report posted on the 600-meter research group email reflector from Alan, W7ALN. Apparently Alan was hearing the CW ID’s from a few WSPR stations in the Pacific Northwest. A transcript of the report is posted here. Thanks to Neil for pointing out this report to me. As it turns out, only about 25% of postings to the email reflector actually find their way into my inbox or spam folder.
Roger, VK4YB, provided a detailed report of conditions and statistics from Australia which were very poor during this session:
Incomplete regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
There were no reports on the trans-Atlantic or transAfrican path although FR5ZX was present during the session from Reunion Island. UA0SNV was also present during the session but no reports were found in the WSPRnet database.
Eden, ZF1EJ, reports a problem with the upload process to HAMWSPR from his station which is being investigated. He reports that he copied WH2XZO from 0100z t0 1100z, however.
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, was decoded by VE7SL and WH2XCR and decodes WH2XCR thought a session that was probably extremely poor at the high latitudes.
Fewer QRV stations, poor propagation, noise and stormy weather impacted the session for Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR. Even with the challenges reports were plentiful through sunrise in Hawaii.
In Australia, Roger, VK4YB, previously reported poor conditions during this session but successfully achieved two-way reports with WH2XCR. Phil, VK3ELV, was reported by WH2XCR and had numerous late Japanese reports from the previous session in addition to a few from this session.
Jim, W5EST, is taking Sunday off but will return with his discussions again tomorrow.
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