Last night, at least at my station, may have been one of the best sessions since February or March. Signals were strong and noise was very low and band activity appears to have increased for a third straight session. Don’t misunderstand me – it wasn’t a perfect session and many of the stations at high latitudes may still be struggling if the DST reports are to be believed. More evidence for this in a bit.
Geomagnetic conditions are quiet, perhaps more active than the previous session. The Bz is currently pointing to the South and solar wind velocities have been as high as 550 km/s but are currently averaging 410 km/s. All of this is apparently the result of a geoeffective coronal hole that brought minor storm conditions a few days ago.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, in Vancouver, Washington, reports that band conditions in the Pacific Northwest were not as good and offers these statistics and comments:
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, also reported down conditions, decoding six WSPR stations and being decoded by twenty unique stations.
Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reports that he decoded Ken, W8RUT / WI2XFI seven times while running 200 mW at a distance of 1354 km.
Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM, reports that he decoded nine WSPR stations including two VE7’s and WH2XGP. WH2XCR was not heard during this session.
Steve, VE7SL, reports as others from the Pacific Northwest / south western Canada that conditions were not as good as the previous session but he decoded six WSPR stations and was decoded by twelve unique stations.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
There were no reports from the trans-Atlantic, trans-African, or trans-equitorial paths. ZS1JEN was present but no reports have been filed at this time.
In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported WG2XXM and WG2XIQ during this session:
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported WH2XCR during the session overnight. AS many others in the north western US have reported, band conditions were not so good at the higher latitudes last night.
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, has a reasonably good session with reports into Australia, the western portions of North America and WG2XXM in Oklahoma.
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