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Another “pretty good” session in North America; VO1NA –> DK7FC on QRSS10 477.7 kHz; WI2XJQ CW audible in British Columbia; WH2XCR –> VK7TW near sunrise

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

This session was relatively stable at my station located in North Texas.  WSPR reports from the skywave path began before sunset with reports from KU4XR and WG2XJM and the noise level was moderate after dark.  Spot totals this morning were three-times what they were yesterday but there were no reports for my station on the path to Australia as there as yesterday so spot count is not necessarily a good descriptor of band conditions.  This morning’s CW sked was scrubbed after the other half of the sked got tied up with early morning Father’s day activities.  My CQ’s yielded no new QSO’s but its not surprising for this time of year when the noise is elevated.

Geomagnetic conditions are quiet and similar to the previous session, however, the  Bz suggests the magnetic field is beginning to show signs of weakening as it begins to point slightly to the South, making way for the solar wind to flow in.  Solar wind velocities persist above 550km/s.

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Phil, VE3CIQ, reports lower noise conditions with improved WSPR spot counts.  Phil decoded WH2XGP five times and WG2XIQ twice:

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VE3CIQ session WSPR activity


Stefan, DK7FC, reported Joe, VO1NA, who was operating QRSS10 on 477.7 kHz:

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VO1NA QRSS10 477.7 kHz at DK7FC


John, VE7BDQ, reported that WI2XJQ’s CW beacon was RST559 at 0415z. John also noted that VA7JX was QRV with WSPR, reporting Jack att -25 dB S/N at 0417z.

Mike, WA3TTS, reported that VE7CNF was decoded at his stations near Pittsburgh at -26 dB S/N at 0920z and he had fifteen WH2XGP decodes overnight with the best at -16  dB S/N at 0518z.

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reports that he decoded six WSPR stations and was decoded by twenty unique station, including a large number of stations in Canada.

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, made an interesting observation yesterday after looking at the spot data for WH2XGP and VE7SL to WE2XPQ.  Note the power differences with respect to location and reported S/N.  Salt water definitely helps.  A lot.

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Neil also had the following session statistics for his station in Vancouver, Washington:

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Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR breakdowns


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European 24-hour WSPR breakdowns


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR breakdowns


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Australian 24-hour WSPR breakdowns


There were no reports from the trans-African or trans-Equitorial paths.

In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported my station during the session.  Storms continue in the southeastern US making reception in the tropics challenging:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported four stations, including WH2XCR, during this session and was also decoded by WH2XCR:

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, had another strong session with reports from the usual array of stations in Australia including two-way reports with VE3ELV and VK4YB.  There was also a late report (near sunrise in KH6) from VK7TW in Tasmania not depicted below.  The path to North America was also pretty good and comparable to recent sessions:

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK7TW


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK3GJZ


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK3ELV


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI


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VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR


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VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR


Jim, W5EST, is taking Sunday off but will return with a new discussion tomorrow.

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