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OFF AIR for storms, probably for much of the week if the forecast holds

Kp drops below storm levels but the damage has already been done; More big storms in North America results in a bumpy session; WH2XGP -> VK4YB

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 29, 2016 can be viewed here.

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It was another tough night with big storm systems spread around North America.  A few stations indicated that their hearing was good enough to provide reports for a few stations but a significant number suggest that even hearing a single station was a challenge.

12-hour North American lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions are now quiet after reaching G3 storm levels.  The Bz continues to point strongly to the South (-13 nT this morning!) although solar wind velocities are quiet,  averaging near 375 km/s.  DST values have improved significantly but the electron reservoirs are full and this may result in many days of poor propagation.  We will know in a few days if that is likely true.




Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, reported that he decoded three WSPR stations and he was decoded by fifteen unique stations.  Doug indicates that he would not consider any of his reports for this session “DX”.

Al, K2BLA / WI2XBV, reported that he spent an hour this morning listening through S9 plus QRN, which dropped a bit at sunrise, suggesting that at least a part of the noise was propagated.  Al only heard WG2XXM and he indicates that he only “barely” heard him.

Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reported that he heard zero WSPR stations and he was heard by 27 unique stations including WH2XCR and four Canadian stations.

Dave, N4DB, reported that he decoded five WSPR stations with WG2XXM as his best DX at a distance of 1638 km.

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, indicated that he was receive-only through this session using his E-probe.  He reported three WSPR stations including WG2XXM, WH2XGP and WI2XBQ.

Mike, WA3TTS, reported, “… Five stations decoded overnight, using my NE EWE antenna early and NW EWE antenna after 0500 or so….no XGP decodes.”  He provided the following statistics for the session:

Mike added that he also had “…33 decodes from WH2XND on 2200m band overnight but I sent them to 630m band in wspr2 DB accidentally under the wa3tts/2 call sign. Apologies for my late night operator error….”

Trans-Pacific reported details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.

Hideo, JH3XCU, provided this link detailing VK -> total JA DX and VK -> JA peak S/N for the session.

Roger, VK4YB, reported that “The storms in the Tasman Sea are petering out. At last a decode of Larry, WG2XGP, in time to save my Rx from the trash bin….”  He received reports from JA3TVF and he shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for five WSPR stations and he received reports for seventeen unique stations including VK4YB.  As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for three WSPR stations.  Larry adds that his receiving conditions have been poor including problems with his western receive system that will have to be addressed once he has time.

WH2XGP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)


Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

North American 24-hour WSPR activity


European 24-hour WSPR activity


Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


Eden, ZF1EJ, continues in a receive-only capacity for the session but he had no reports for the session.

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, indicates that he was transmitting at 20% but he did not expect much with an A-index that was so high.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for VK3HP and VK5FQ and he shared two-way reports with WE2XPQ and VK4YB.  He received reports from VK2XGJ.  Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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