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CQ 474.5 kHz CW and alternately tuning 472 kHz - 475 kHz for signals.

Significant improvements over the previous session for many but coastal storms in Oceania make for slow night on Pacific path

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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:

planetary-k-index 063016

 

Kyoto DST 063016

 

Australia DST 063016

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, seems to have stretched his signal a bit compared to the previous session and offers the following comments and statistics:

WG2XSV 063016

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:

NA 063016

North American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

EU 063016

European 24-hour WSPR activity

 

JA 063016

Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

 

VK 063016

Australian 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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:

ZF1EJ 063016

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, had a better night of receive only, reporting WG2XSV, WH2XCR, and WH2XGP:

KL7L 063016

KL7L 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WG2XSV KL7L 063016

WG2XSV, as reported by KL7L

 

WH2XGP KL7L 063016

WH2XGP, as reported by KL7L

 

WH2XCR KL7L 063016

WH2XCR, as reported by KL7L

 

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:

WH2XCR 063016

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR VK2DDI 063016

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI

 

WH2XCR VK4YB 063016

WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB

 

VK4YB WH2XCR 063016

VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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