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OFF AIR - but back tonight after dark for more CW

Geomagnetic storm conditions return but lower latitude trans-Pacific paths remain open; More storm noise in North America; VK SSB round table on 479 kHz LSB with cross band on 1850 kHz

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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Wide spread storms brought more noise to North America during the evening, diminishing to a few storms and subsequently less noise by morning.  A few trans-Pacific reports were present and receive station activity was higher than it has been, perhaps due to the coming fourth of July holiday here in the US.

12-hour North American lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions reached storm levels during this session.  The Bz is currently pointing to the North and solar wind velocities are averaging near 470 km/s.  DST values experienced decreases although the values presented by the Australian measurement were more pronounced than those presented by the Kyoto measurement.

 

 

 

Phil, VE3CIQ, reported that he was “receive-only” through this session.  He provided reports for WH2XGP, WH2XXC, WH2XXP, WH2XZO, and ZF1EJ.  Phil indicates that his rain has finally stopped so he hopes to return to transmitting tonight.

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports that he is now “WG2XSV + 1.5 dB”.  He explains:

“This session I was heard by 11 western states/provinces, including XCR in HI, and KU7Z in UT.  I was able to decode these 5 stations: WH2XCR, WE2XPQ , WH2XXP , VE7VV , and WH2XGP .  My power is about 1.5 dB better than it has been recently due to a $1 find at a yard sale yesterday. My ERP is now 1.3 watts rather than a bit below 1 watt. When we switch to EIRP (come on, UTC/FCC…) then I will be reporting my power as 2w EIRP with WSPR.  The $1 find was a 15 volt 8 ampere old laptop power supply. I put it in series with my Radio Shack 13.8 volt 15 ampere supply and it seems to be working fine with my IRF540 class D/E amplifier. “

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for four WSPR stations and he received reports from 22 unique stations.  As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for seven WSPR stations.

WH2XGP 24-hour WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)

 

Mike, WA3TTS, reported “7 Stations decoded on 630m overnight, 22 XGP decodes, best -15 @ 0916, 45 XXP decodes, best -11 @ 0942. 5 ZF1EJ decodes, best -23 @ 0538,  3 XSH/15 decodes, best  -23 @ 0622, 53 XZO decodes, best -8 @ 0338, 3 WH2XNG (AA3GZ) decodes, best -9 @ 0134, 36 WH2XXC decodes, best +10 @ 0154.

Also 51 WH2XND decodes from about 0500 to SR,best -23 @ 1012 and 0952, on NW EWE antenna.

Also found WH2XIL near 137.780 kHz QRSS mode and light traces of what could have been VO1NA on 137.777 kHz, but I decided to switch from NE to NW direction at 0500 to pick up XND… if the screen captures are of any significance will post them to kHz/KST…”

 

Trans-Pacific report details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.

Roger, VK4YB, reported, “Low QRN continues with blue skies and cold nights. There was strong domestic activity but not much in the way of long haul DX.  There is a nightly SSB roundtable operating on 479.00 LSB at 20:30z. VK2,3,4 and 7 were there tonight, lead by Mike, VK2ABT, who was 59+15dB in Brisbane…I should add that that the group also listen on 1850kHz for possible cross band contacts.”

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 31 unique stations including VK2XGJ, VK4YB, and ZL2AFP.

WH2XXP 24-hour WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)

 

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

North American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

European 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Oceania 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for three WSPR stations and he received reports from ten unique stations.  Most of Eden’s report were concentrated in the eastern portions of North America.

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, received reports from four unique stations.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for WE2XPQ, VK3HP and VK5FQ.  He shared two-way reports with VK4YB.  He provided reports for  VK2XGJ, ZL2AFP, and ZL2BCG.  Merv’s DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 


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