The details for July 1, 2016 can be viewed here.
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Noise was similar to the previous few sessions, only shifting a bit further to the South. Parts of Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Southeast and Midwest were all impacted. The West appears mostly clear, however. I guess I should not complain about heavy rain in North Texas on July 1. That doesn’t happen much during the Summer here.
Geomagnetic conditions were quiet but the Kp was more elevated than the previous session. Bz values are at unity and the solar wind velocities are averaging near 380 km/s. DST values are generally at positive levels with one excursion to negative levels that was relatively short in duration.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, noticed a lot of trans-Pacific activity and experienced his own pretty good session in the western regions of North America. Neil explains:
“As I was looking at the wspr map this morning (~5AM, 1200z) for the previous hour I am seeing a lot of lines connecting VK and ZL to NA. Looks impressive for 630m and for July 1 in NA. Must be a combination of some great TX antennas as well as great RX systems by several ops. Congrats to all of you who are literally putting 630m on the MAP !!!
…and then there is my system….a bit meager by comparison and yet able to heard by Merv/XCR almost daily. Thanks Merv !!
WG2XSV Hearing only 4 but heard by 11, all up and down the west coast of NA.
Hearing: VE7BDQ, VE7VV, WH2XGP, WH2XXP
Heard by: N6RY, N6SKM, VE6JY, VE6XH, VE7BDQ, VE7KPB, VE7VV, W7IUV, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WI2XJQ”
Neil also reported that daytime openings were alive and well in the Pacific Northwest around 3pm local time:
Phil, VE3CIQ, reported quite a bit of rain in his area but he was able to be QRV at 40-watts TPO in spite of higher than normal SWR. He provided reports for four WSPR stations and he was reported by five.
Trans-Pacific report details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.
Hideo, JH3XCU, provided a chart detailing these per day spots totals between DX and JA stations. If I am not mistaken, DX for JA was limited to VK4YB for this period. Hideo also submitted these tables showing peak S/N and number of reports for DX -> JA for the session.
Roger, VK4YB, reported “Low noise and another bumper night for VK/ZL. Ward, WH2XXP, peaked at -13dB and reached well into the continent. Larry, WH2XGP was decoded in ZL but not at my QTH. I might start hearing Larry again when that noisy transformer is replaced on 4th July. Dan, VE6XH, had 2 spots on my signal, which is encouraging. The path to Hawaii was down to a more normal -3dB, and only one early spot from TNUKJPM showed a glimmer on the path to Japan.”
Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 33 unique stations including VK2XGJ, VK4YB, VK3HP, VK5FQ, VK5ZVS, ZL2AFP, and ZL2BCG.
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reported a better night but receiving remains distressed. He provided reports for five WSPR stations and he received reports from 21 unique stations including ZL2AFP. As W7IUV, Larry provided reports from five unique stations.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
Eden, ZF1EJ, was off-air due to storms on and around the island.
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, provided reports for four WSPR stations and he received reports from two unique stations. He shared two-way reports with VE7BDQ and WH2XCR.
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for VK3HP, and VK5FQ. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and WE2XPQ. He received reports from VK2XGJ, ZL2AFP and ZL2BCG. Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.
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