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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

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

Noisy night didn’t deter many receive stations including a few new stations

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

It wasn’t stormy everywhere but no doubt the noise created by storms in the central and south eastern portions of the US impacted most stations in North America.  I will happily take the rain because we have been very dry.  I don’t like having to be QRT, however.

There were a number of new receive stations, including K5WH near Houston, Texas and WA3DNM in Pennsylvania.  A bit of map pollution was observed by stations along the East coast due to poorly planned and executed band changes in the software.

Geomagnetic activity appears to have been pretty good, certainly better than expected with a geoeffective coronal hole.  The Bz has generally been pointing to the North and the K-indices’s  have been quiet.  Solar wind velocities persist above 425 km/s.

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Kyoto DST 070416


Australia 070416


Phil, VE3CIQ,  reports that many of the usual suspects were in drydock for the session due to weather but he still decoded VE3EFF and WH2XGP using WSPR.  Phil was decoded by SWL/K9, WA3TTS/2, WG2XJM, and WI2XFI.

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reports that his signal appears to make it to the East coast but he has not been hearing many stations in the East.  Part of this may be the result of fewer active transmitting stations in the East at the moment.

The remaining Field Day reports that have been received can be viewed here.

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

NA 070416

North American 24-hour WSPR activity


EU 070416

European 24-hour WSPR activity


JA 070416

Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


VK 070416

Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


There were no reported from the trans-Atlantic, trans-African, or trans-Equitorial paths.  Eden, ZF1EJ, was present from Cayman but no reports were filed for the session.

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, received WH2XC and WH2XGP during this session:

WE2XPQ 070416

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


WH2XGP WE2XPQ 070416

WH2XGP, as reported by WE2XPQ


WH2XCR WE2XPQ 070416

WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, continues to be a model of consistency through this Summer night.  When will the first JA path reopen?

WH2XCR 070416

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


WH2XCR VK2DDI 070416

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI


WH2XCR VK2XGJ 070416

WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ


WH2XCR VK4YB 070416

WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB


WH2XCR VK4YB 070416

VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR


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