This night was odd. While activity to the West and Southwest was down, probably due to the holiday weekend here in the US, the paths were few and far between to the Pacific Northwest, where a large number of stations were as active as on any other night. Also notable was the lack of reports from WH2XCR on KH6, a one-way path that has returned to relative normal in the last few sessions. A check of my data around 0800z showed a line of demarcation between East and West at my station in Texas. Plentiful decodes were received from stations in the East and activity looked very good but the West was blank until closer to sunrise when a few reports were exchanged with WH2XGP in Washington state.
Propagation continues to generally be pretty good in spite of forecast G1 storms levels for the weekend. The geomagnetic activity was quiet and the Bz was only slightly pointing to the South. Solar wind velocities continue in the low range, around 350 km/s however proton levels are increasing to moderate levels which may signal the upcoming G1 storm levels.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports good distances for his stations but questions the amount of activity during the session:
Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ, reports that he is back on the air at “1/2 ERP” during this session after repairing an antenna problem.
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
There were no reports from the trans-African, trans-Atlantic, or trans-Equitorial paths during this session.
In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported my signal through the session:
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported WG2XSV, WH2XCR, and WH2XGP:
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, also experienced the weird propagation which was limited to the West coast of North America, Alaska, and a few reports from VK2XGJ. VK4YB shared a few two-way reports with Merv as well:
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