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QRT but I'll be back tonight, WX permitting

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1000z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

Weird propagation with few openings to the West as the holiday weekend in the US begins

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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.

planetary-k-index 070216

 

Kyoto 070216

 

Australia 070216

 

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports good distances for his stations but questions the amount of activity during the session:

WG2XSV 070216

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:

NA 070216

North American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

EU 070216

European 24-hour WSPR activity

 

JA 070216

Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

 

VK 070216

Australian 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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:

ZF1EJ 070216

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported WG2XSV, WH2XCR, and WH2XGP:

KL7L 070216

KL7L 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WG2XSV KL7L 070216

WG2XSV, as reported by KL7L

 

WH2XGP KL7L 070216

WH2XGP, as reported by KL7L

 

WH2XCR KL7L 070216

WH2XCR, as reported by KL7L

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:

WH2XCR 070216

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 

WH2XCR VK2XGJ 070216

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

VK4YB WH2XCR 070216

VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR

 

WH2XCR VK4YB 070216

WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB

 

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