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

Reasonably good band activity for a night that was marred by storm noise; Trans-Pacific openings return with WH2XXP –> VK4YB, VK2XGJ; VK4YB -> JA3TVF, JA1NQI/2, JH3XCU, TNUKJPM; First two-way turned three-way SSB QSO for VK2ABT, VK4YB and VK3HP

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 3, 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.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed with the input of active band users.

More of the same band conditions for many as strong storms ranged from Mexico, through the US and into Canada.  Reports and high levels of activity in the eastern and western US suggest that noise was not a problem for everyone.

12-hour North American lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions have generally been quiet but the Bz has been active and is currently pointing to the South.  Solar wind velocities have now increased above 400 km/s.  DST values have been increasing but with the changes in Bz and solar wind velocity a sudden decrease in DST may signal the next propagation-impacting event.




Al, K2BLA / WI2XBV, reported that he has repaired his loop’s FET amp but suspects it is only a matter of time before it fails again due to lightning. He provided reports for six WSPR stations  and indicates that he experienced low noise at his station in Florida.

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports a better night with better activity and submitted these comments and statistics:

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reported continued overall “down” band conditions.  He provided reports for six WSPR stations and he received reports from twenty unique stations.  As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for one WSPR stations.

WH2XGP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)


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

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

Roger, VK4YB, reported “Low noise and DX conditions slightly better. Mike, VK2ABT responded to my CQ for his first ever 2xSSB QSO on 630m. At 1200 km, it was 59 both ways.  He was using 100 watts to a 86m circumference, vertically polarized, Mag Loop. We talked for 1 hour and were joined by Grant, VK3HP.  More SSB activity is planned. Earlier my CW CQs went unanswered, but someone was tuning up.”  Roger received reports from JA3TVF, JA1NQI/2, JH3XCU, TNUKJPM and he provided reports for WH2XXP.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 37 unique stations including VK4YB and VK2XGJ.

WH2XXP 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


Oceania 24-hour WSPR activity


Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for three WSPR stations and he received reports from seven unique stations.

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, provided reports for three WSPR stations and 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 VK4YB and WE2XPQ.  He received reports from VK2XGJ.  Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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