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Calmer geomagnetic conditions overnight as transcontinental and trans-Pacific paths produce a number of reports; Many stations remain QRT due to ongoing storms in their local areas

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 19, 2016 can be viewed here.

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Lightning conditions were active in the evening with the presence of storms in the eastern and northern US into Canada, shifting to the south central US by morning.  Mexico and the Caribbean were also impacted.  Transcontinental paths were open as well as selected trans-Pacific paths to Oceania from North America.

11-hour North American lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions  are ranging from quiet to elevated-quiet levels although the Bz is pointing solidly to the South this morning and solar wind velocities are averaging near 490 km/s with some excursions above 500 km/s.  DST values continue below the center line at negative levels although the deep, rapid decreases observed  in the previous session are fewer in number.

 

 

 

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reported that he was decoded by thirteen unique stations, all of which were located in western US states or Canadian provinces in addition to Hawaii. Neil indicated that “W6SFH was new previous session.”  He also decoded five WSPR stations including VE7VV, WH2XGP, WH2XXP, WI2XBQ, and WI2XJQ.

Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, indicates that he was decoded by six unique stations but he heard no one as a wall of noise separated him from even the closest active stations (probably west coast!).

Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ, reported a dismal night where he decoded five WSPR stations and he received reports from fourteen unique stations.

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

WH2XGP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)

 

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 this session was “a similar but slightly better night than yesterday. Ward WH2XXP, was a -22 or -23 for most of the evening.  Dan VE6XH managed to dig my signal out of the noise for a welcome change and the JA path opened on time at 12:30z.”  Roger received reports from VE6XH, 7L1RLL4, JA1NQI/2, JH3XCU, JA3TVF and TNUKJPM.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR and he provided reports for WH2XXP.

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 22 unique stations including EJTSWL on Tasmania, VK2XGJ and VK4YB.

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, was off air due to storms in the Caribbean.

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported high noise that was not local to him in Alaska.  He provided reports for three WSPR stations and he received reports from two unique stations.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity

Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for  VK5FQ and he shared two-way reports with WE2XPQ and VK4YB.  He received reports from EJTSWL on Tasmania, VK2XGJ, and VK5ABN.  Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 


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