Last night offered quite a bit better band conditions than we have seen in maybe a week. Whether it was the fact that there were fewer concentrated lightning-bearing storms or just luck is hard to say. My noise level here in Texas was significantly lower and that seemed to be the case through the night. Activity was significant higher than previous sessions, evidenced by my spot counts which were better than double of what has recently been observed and we even had a new receiving station in Florida, W4BCX. A number of CW-level reports were submitted by K4LY / WH2XZO of my signal, which has not consistently occurred in some time.
Geomagnetic conditions were very quiet once again which can sometimes be problematic if there is not enough “spark” to get the band rolling. The Bz is and was pointing to the North and the solar wind velocity was low, averaging 340 km/s. DST values are looking positive:
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, seems to have stretched his signal a bit compared to the previous session and offers the following comments and statistics:
Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reports that he decoded two WSPR stations and was decoded by ten unique stations during the session. He reports that he received 101 decodes from W4BCX, best at -11 dB S/N, at a distance of 1739 km.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
There were no reports from the trans-African, trans-Atlantic, or trand-Equitorial paths.
In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported WG2XXM and WG2XIQ during the session:
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, had a better night of receive only, reporting WG2XSV, WH2XCR, and WH2XGP:
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, received reports from VK2DDI and shared two-way reports with VK4YB. Coastal storms in Oceania likely created unmanageable noise during this session resulting in fewer reports from typical stations in Australia:
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