The details for April 28, 2016 can be viewed here.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.
Storms across the eastern half of North America increased QRN levels again but this is not abnormal for April. Propagation was also slow to develop which is also commonplace for these longer days. Propagation was generally average and while domestic path behavior fell into the “typical” category for the session, long haul paths remain depressed aside for a few reports in the West.
Geomagnetic conditions have returned to quiet levels with a Bz that is pointing to the North. Solar wind velocities have returned to low levels, averaging near 390 km/s. DST values are slowly approaching the center line but remain at negative levels.
Dave, N4DB, indicates that he decoded seven WSPR stations, three of which were at a distance greater than 3000 km.
Steve, K8PZ, indicates that he decoded ten WSPR stations using a 43-foot vertical.
Paul, W0RW / WA2XRM, audibly reported WH2XXP’s WSPR signal at 0915z with a signals of RST 559.
Mike, WA3TTS, reported a “reasonable path to Pacific Northwest last night” and he offered these statistics:
Trans-Pacific report details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.
Roger, VK4YB, reported that “QRN from offshore storms persists. I was hoping they would fizzle out, but no such luck. Mediocre propagation, mainly short path.” Roger received reports from JA3TVF, VE7BDQ, W7IUV, WH2XCR, and WI2XBQ. He provided reports for WH2XGP, WH2XCR, and WH2XXP.
John, VK2XGJ, reported that his sunset was 0719z and his first long-haul report came at 0750z for WH2XCR.
Rudy, N6LF / WD2XSH/20, provided reports for nine WSPR stations and he received reports from 35 unique stations including ZL2BCG. John, VK2XGJ, noted that he had a single report for Rudy at -28 dB S/N. This information was not included in the initial report release.
Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 48 unique stations including VK4YB, VK2XGJ, ZL2BCG, and ZL2AFP.
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for seven WSPR stations and he provided reports for 41 unique stations including VK4YB, ZL2AFP, and ZL2BCG. As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for ten unique stations including VK4YB.
Noise was actually lower than the previous session in spite of storms to the North and East of my station here in Texas. WSPR reports were very similar to the previous session as well. My transmission report details can be viewed here and my reception report details can be viewed here. A planned CW sked did not happen due to my involvement in some later evening work that I needed to get finished before bedtime but the other party did show up. My apologies on missing him. Storms are possible tonight and through the weekend so my activity will be determined “on the fly”. With any luck, my Monitor Sensors transverter will arrive via Fedex today!
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for five WSPR stations and he received reports for sixteen unique stations.
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, continues to experience more of the same as daylight periods continue to lengthen and skywave paths continue to deteriorate. Stations heard are beginning to balance with stations hearing his signal. Most stations were located in the western areas of North America in addition to two-way reports shared with WH2XCR.
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for VK5FQ and shared two-way reports with VK4YB and WE2XPQ. He received reports from JH3XCU, VK2XGJ, ZL2AFP, and ZL2BCG. The North American station distribution was largely in the West with my station being the easternmost to receive and be received by Merv. DX report details can be viewed here.
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