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OFF AIR; QRT Thursday night but back Friday morning by 1100z

Relatively average band conditions and propagation overnight; WH2XNG makes an appearance on WSPR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

This session was relatively normal for July.  QRN was moderate to high but no worse than previous sessions and activity seemed to be pretty good.  Much of the activity may have been due to SAQ’s Summer transmission on 17.2 kHz and stations were perhaps more active than they had been in the proceeding month or more in preparation.  This morning’s CW sked experienced generally quiet conditions with easy, enjoyable copy.  A few sky wave CW levels were noted at my station during this session and Jack, AA3GZ / WH2XNG has made an appearance on WSPR.  For a first time “check out” of his station using WSPR, he did pretty well for July.  Its unclear if he has upgraded his system from the last time he was active on CW.  It was reported that his CW signal was much weaker than it should have been for the distance that he was from receiving stations.  A quick look at his session data suggests he is probably using the same system but at least now we have a better idea where his signal stands, including a few CW level reports from WG2XKA in Vermont, which appears to be the closest reporting station to him:

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WH2XNG session WSPR activity


The forecast G1 storm has not materialized yet, at least not at the levels anticipated by Solarham.  In spite of a geoeffective coronal hole that has elevated the solar wind velocity to near 450 km/s, the Bz is holding to the North, providing a little cover so we may not see a wide ranging event.  The geomagnetic conditions are unsettled as a spike in the Kp occurred during one reporting period.

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John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, didn’t hear SAQ but had a pretty good night on 472:WG2XKA 070316


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WG2XKA session WSPR activity


Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, provided the following session statistics and comments:

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Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


There were no reports from the trans-African, trans-Atlantic, or trans-Equitorial paths.

In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported only my signal during this session:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, was QRT during this session as his station was configured to hear SAQ.

Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, experienced a night like many other nights recently including reports from VK2DDI, VK2XGJ, and two-way reports from VK4YB:

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI


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VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB


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