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Probably QRT tonight and in the morning due to storms in the area

Good night for trans-Pacific openings including VK4YB -> WE2XPQ and various JA stations; Geomagnetic field continues recovery

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 7, 2016 can be viewed here.

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Many of the noise producing storms in North America shifted South during the session leaving much of the Midwest and New England storm free.  That doesn’t necessarily mean quiet conditions as storms in the south central US were quite active.  Central and western Canada also experienced a number of storms containing lightning that probably contributed to elevated noise in the Pacific Northwest.  Parts of the Southwest also experienced storms during the evening that remained active this morning.

11-hour North American lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions have returned to quiet levels. The Bz is pointing slightly to the South this morning and solar wind velocities are currently averaging near 500 km/s.  Through much of the session solar wind velocities remained at moderate to high levels, peaking in excess of 630 km/s.  DST values have improved, showing stability near the centerline but at slightly negative levels.  There were no major events observed during this session.





Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reported that he was decoded by thirteen unique stations.  He provided reports for six WSPR stations.  He shared two-way reports including WH2XCR and WE2XPQ.

Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ, provided reports for seven WSPR stations and he received reports from fourteen unique stations.

Mike, WA3TTS, reported that he decoded eight WSPR stations overnight, “XGP,XXP, XRM, XSH/15,XGR,XQU,CIQ, and XXC.  Of those spots, 1 spot from xgp was -17 @ 0628. I had a -16 decode of XGP last week the night XCR was decoded here.  Also rather unique were five XQU decodes overnight at -33 SNR @ 0512, 0522, 0544, 0816, 0846 .”

Dave, N4DB, reported that he decoded eight WSPR stations including WH2XXP, WH2XXC, WI2XQU, VE3CIQ, WD2XSH/15, WE2XGR, ZF1EJ, and WI2XRM.

Trans-Pacific report details, excluding E51, KL7, and KH6, can be viewed here.

Hideo, JH3XCU, submitted this link detailing DX -> JA decode totals and DX -> JA S/N peaks for the session, as reported on the Japanese language 472 kHz website.

Roger, VK4YB, received reports from E51WL, JA1NQI/2, JA3TVF, TNUKJPM, N6GN, VE6JY, VE6XH, W7IUV, WE2XPQ, WH2XGP, and WI2XBQ. He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

Joe, NU6O / WI2XBQ, provided reports for seven WSPR stations including VK4YB and he received reports from sixteen unique stations including ZL2AFP and E51WL.

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 43 unique stations including ZL2AFP, ZL4EI, VK4YB, VK2XGJ, and VK3ALZ.

WH2XXP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)


Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, reported that “Condx seem a bit better last night but still not hearing any east coast…XGP RX now using tuned loop rather than the usual east pointed directional RX antenna.  Nothing seems to help hearing east side guys, so will go with “omni” coverage until condx pick up.”  Larry provided reports for nine WSPR stations and he received reports from 25 unique stations including ZL2AFP and E51WL. As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for eight WSPR stations including VK4YB.

WH2XGP 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


Chinese 24-hour WSPR activity


Oceania 24-hour WSPR activity


Eden, ZF1EJ, provided reports for three WSPR stations. He received reports from eighteen unique stations including WH2XCR.

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Warwick, E51WL, provided reports for six WPR stations. Report details received as of 1500z, excluding WH2XCR, can be viewed here.

E51WL 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, provided reports for six WSPR stations including VK4YB and he received reports from eleven unique stations. He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR, WG2XSV, WH2XGP, WI2XBQ, and WI2XJQ.  DX report details can be viewed here.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for ten WSPR stations including VK3HP, VK5FQ and ZF1EJ. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and WE2XPQ. Merv received reports from seventeen unique stations including E51WL, VK2XGJ,  ZL4EI and ZL2AFP.  DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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