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

Strong trans-Pacific and transcontinental openings prevail as many compare this session to those of Fall or early Spring.

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 8, 2016 can be viewed here.

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The bulk of the storm activity in North America occurred during the evening and late evening.  By morning, the map was mostly clear except from pockets of storms in central Canada, northern New Mexico, and coastal regions of the South.  A few stations reported storms that started in the early morning resulting in an early end to the operating session for them.

11-hour North American lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions were quiet. The Bz continues to point slightly to the South but solar wind velocities continue to trend downward and are averaging near 450 km/s this morning. DST values are trending to positive values with some variability on either side of the center line.




Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reported that this session was similar to the previous.  He was decoded by seventeen unique stations and he provided reports for eight WSPR stations including VE7BDQ, WD2XSH/26, WE2XPQ, WG2XXM, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WH2XXP and WI2XJQ.  He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR and WE2XPQ.

John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, indicates that he provided reports for nine WSPR stations and he received reports from nineteen unique stations.  John added that he shut down at 0900z due to storms.

Ernie, KC4SIT / WI2XQU, indicated that “WI2XQU spotted 9 stations and had 23 stations spot my signal; 3 of which were over 3000 km. Fall is returning.”  He added that it was great to be reported in the Northwest again after a long hiatus.

WI2XQU session WSPR activity (courtesy KC4SIT)


Mike, WA3TTS, reported that he decoded ten WSPR stations overnight.  He added that  the session offered “Spring/fall like 630m signal levels at times, although no XCR decodes, WH2XGP made -7 SNR best overnight from PNW. Dual band receive with hybrid splitter on IF converter Started on NE EWE around SS then SW aboout 0200 and then NW about 0400 past SR….”

WH2XGP 27 decodes, best -7, min -25
WH2XXP 85 decodes, best +1, min -28
ZF1EJ   4 decodses, best -21, min -26
WG2XXM 110 decodes, best +11, min -20
WD2XSH/15  20 decodes, best -13, min 20
WG2XKA 18 decodes, best +3, min -14
WI2XSV  67 decodes, best -7, min -29
WI2XQU  77 decodes, best -10, min -27
WH2XXC  78 decodes, best +3 min, -23
WH2XNG  3  decodes, best -1  min -9

Dave, N4DB, reported his best session in a while as he decoded nine WSPR stations including WH2XGP at 3489 km.

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, reports that his latest round of antenna work has yielded a score of “9-nil to the tree”.  Hang in there Roger!  He received reports from E51WL, N6SKM, VE6XH, VE7BDQ, W7IUV, WH2XGP and JA1NQI/2. He shared two-way reports with WH2XCR.

Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, provided reports for eight WSPR stations and he received reports from 43 unique stations including VK4YB, ZL2AFP, WE2XPQ, WH2XCR, E51WL, ZF1EJ, and five Canadian stations.

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 52 unique stations including ZL2AFP, ZL2BCG, ZL4EI, VK4YB, VK2XGJ, EJTSWL, VK3ALZ, and VK5AKK.

WH2XXP session WSPR activity (courtesy NI7J)


Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, provided reports for fourteen WSPR stations and he received reports from 36 unique stations including E51WL, ZL2AFP, VK4YB, and VK2XGJ. As W7IUV, Larry provided reports for ten WSPR stations including VK4YB.

WH2XGP session 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. He received reports from 22 unique stations including WH2XCR.  Eden also operated FT8 starting at 0330z on 474.2 kHz + 1205 Hz until 0400z.  No reports have been submitted.

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Warwick, E51WL, provided reports for six WSPR stations as of 1500z. Those report details, excluding WH2XCR reports, can be viewed here.

E51WL 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, provided reports for six WSPR stations and he received reports from eleven unique stations. He shared two-way reports with VE7BDQ, WH2XCR, WG2XSV, WH2XGP, and WI2XJQ.  Laurence is on assignment in VE6 at the moment and has a receiver and antenna with him but noted that thunderstorms were in the area last night.

WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, provided reports for nine WSPR stations including ZF1EJ. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and WE2XPQ. Merv received reports from 24 unique stations including EJTSWL, JA1NQI/2, VK3ALZ, VK2XGJ, VK7TW, ZL2BCG, ZL4EI and ZL2AFP.  DX report details can be viewed here.

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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