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

Another night of average domestic propagation as geomagnetic conditions appear to be mounting a recovery; Numerous transcontinental openings reported; Trans-Pacific path opens between North America and Oceania and Oceania and Asia

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 5, 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.

Storms in the South have begun to shift East as a new system impacts parts of the Northwest and western Canada.  The Texas coast and Mexico took a beating and pockets of active storms created noise in the Midwest.  At least here in North Texas we should see ten dry days starting on Tuesday.    I’m ready to be back on the air.  I know others in the same situation are probably thinking the same.

11-hour North American lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions were quiet as the Bz pointed to the North for much of the session although this morning the Bz has turned around to the South.  Solar wind velocities returned to low levels, averaging near 370 km/s.  DST values are also recovering and trending up.




Al, K2BLA / WI2XBV, reported that he decoded four WSPR stations through moderate noise.  He indicates that activity was low and signals were generally weak.

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reported that “WG2XSV was spotted 15x by WH2XCR with a best of -11, and by WE2XPQ 4x with a best of -21 this session. I was also decoded by 7 other western stations, including VE6XH.  As for receiving, I heard only 4: XCR, XXP, XBQ, and XGP.”  Larry indicates that “Last nite ran two RX, IUV was SDR on “west” RX antenna, XGP was TS-590S on “east” RX antenna.  Don’t hear much from the east, actually nothing at all!  Little long haul, but I was heard down in ZL land for first time in long while.  Still working on RX antennas and SDR setups.”

Phil, VE3CIQ, indicates that he operated in a receive-only capacity overnight, decoding two WSPR stations for approximately twelve reports.

Mike, WA3TTS, indicates a few QSO-quality transcontinental reports and he provided the following statistics and comments for the session:

“Also 41 WH2XND decodes overnight, best -24, min -33.  My netbook logging on 2200m band had a video screen crash just after 0900, so I lost the last twohours of decoding time, assuming my skywave window ending around 1100 utc for WH2XND…Not quite as good as the night before, but I did have a copy on the racing stripe to the NW direction by 0400 or so…”

Trans-Pacific report 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 pattern of low noise and weak DX propagation continues from this QTH. TP and JA are only just hanging in there.”  Roger received reports from JA3TVF and JA1NQI/2.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 28 unique stations including ZL2BCG and VK4YB.

WH2XXP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)


Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for three WSPR stations and he received reports from sixteen unique stations including ZL2BCG.  As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for six WSPR stations.

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


Oceania 24-hour WSPR activity


Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for one WSPR stations and he received reports from five unique stations.

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, provided reports for five WSPR stations and he received reports from three stations.  Laurence shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for VK1DSH, VK3HP, and VK5FQ.  He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and WE2XPQ.  Merv received reports from VK2XGJ and ZL2BCG.  Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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