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OFF AIR; QRT Thursday night but back Friday morning by 1100z

Nice openings for Northwest North America; TWO stations listening in South Africa; VE1HF also listening; ‘Diode effect’ in VE3; Dreams of a hot band at WG2XSV

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

There were several comments from operators about this band performing oddly overnight.  My observation was that the good paths to the East and Northeast were replaced by good paths to the West and Northwest.  Based on spot counts at my station, this session was a little down compared to the previous session, but I did hear VE7SL and Steve points out that I also decoded him during the June 6 session.  There were a number of very good S/N reports, many of which were at CW-levels.  One of the nice things about this time of year is that you cast your net and see what you can drag in.. Never a dull moment.

Geomagnetic activity was quiet through the session although the Bz was pointing to the South through much of the overnight period in North America but the solar wind velocities were calm, below 400 km/s.

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Phil, VE3CIQ, reports that good conditions on the high latitude transcontinental path and offers these details:

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VE3CIQ session WSPR activity


John, W1TAG, reports that VE7SL was decoded in Maine this morning.

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VE7SL, as reported by W1TAG/1


Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports what might have been a hot night was only the smoke alarm in his home.  Neil explains:

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Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, decoded six WSPR stations and was decoded by 21 unique stations.  Larry reports that conditions were good but there were few transmitting stations active to take advantage.

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


There were no reports from the trans-Atlantic, trans-African, or trans-Equitorial paths during this session.  ZS1JEN and ZS6DDR were present during the session but no reports have been filed at this time – QRO stations in Europe that have been heard in FR5, where are you???  VE1HF was also present and would typically hear stations on the path to Europe when open.  Steve, VE7SL, reports that VA7BBG is a new receive station on the central coast of British Columbia,  halfway between VE8 and Steve’s QTH in southern British Columbia.  Steve also reports that this station is a keen LF operator and has sent him emails encouraging him to keep with it.  We know how tough it can be  for Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, in Alaska and this new station is pretty far North.  Lets see how he fares through the Summer.  There have been a lot of Summer surprises in the past.

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WSPR receive activity in Africa


In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported, WG2XXM and WG2XIQ:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, heard many stations from the Pacific Northwest, Southwestern Canada and Hawaii in what appears to be turning into a bonanza for that region during this session.  Laurence sent pictures of the woods where his antennas formerly resided as they were being destroyed by developers yesterday.  Fortunately Laurence salvaged a large amount of radial and ground mat materials to be reused at the new antenna site.

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, had what has recently been a pretty typical session with reports in Alaska, Western North America and Australia.  Its very interesting to watch how much these paths have changed from just a few months or even a few weeks back.

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK3ELV


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VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB


DON’T FORGET!  There will be no report tomorrow, June 10, or Saturday, June 11, because I will be attending Hamcom here in the DFW area.  I expect to resume reports on Sunday, June 12.  If important or interesting observations are made on Friday or Saturday, please let me know so those items can be reported on Sunday or in special reports on Friday or Saturday night.

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