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OFF AIR but returning after dark on Saturday night

Significant improvements in daytime openings in North America; G3KEV -> UA0SNV, WD2XSH/17; More early reports in the Pacific and Oceania; WE2XPQ QRV with the Marconi once again and gets a JA!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

It was a very quiet night for most of us in North America, both terrestrially and geomagnetically and that means many big signals were reported.

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10-hour North American lightning summary

 

The geomagnetic field was very quiet ahead of a coronal stream that should bring more storm conditions in the coming days.  There have been periods of elevated protons and the Bz is currently pointing to the South.  DST values have seen an upward surge.  Is the bottom about the fall out?

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On Friday afternoon  WH2XXP was consistently reported here as we observe rapid improvements on daytime openings:

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Daytime WH2XXP reports at WG2XIQ

 

Mal, G3KEV, was received by Vasily, UA0SNV, on a very difficult overland path between western Europe and remote Central / Asiatic Russia:

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UA0SNV 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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G3KEV, as reported by UA0SNV

 

Mal also had the good fortune to also be decoded on the trans-Atlantic path at WD2XSH/17:

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G3KEV, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

 

John, VK2XGJ, is hoping for better band conditions than the previous session.  He decoded WH2XCR about eight minutes  after local sunset:

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VK2XGJ reports of WH2XCR shortly after sunset

 

Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received decodes from 58 unique stations including three JA’s and six VK’s:

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WH2XXP, as reported by JA1PKG

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by JE1JDL

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by JH1INM

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK2DDI

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK2EIK

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK3ELV

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK4YB

 

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WH2XXP, as reported by VK5ABN

 

Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, believes that receive conditions were down but he indicates that it may have been the result of noise conditions at his QTH.  He decoded nine WSPR stations as WH2XGP on the eastern BOG.  He was decoded by 48 unique stations including JH1INM and five VK’s including two-way reports with VK4YB.  He was also decoded by ZF1EJ.  Larry decoded VK4YB seven times as W7IUV on the western receive antenna:

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VK4YB, as reported by W7IUV

 

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VK4YB, as reported by WH2XGP

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by JH1INM

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK2EIK

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK3ELV

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK4YB

 

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK5ABN

 

Roger, VK4YB, labeled this session a “Code-4” with lower QRN than expected and good propagation.  His statistics and details follow:

“Rx 7*wg2xxm (-25) 29*wh2xgp (-20) 41*wh2xxp (-15) 4* ve7bdq (-21) 40*wh2xcr (-16)

Tx 8*ve6jy (-24) 3*wh2xgp (-27) 7*w7iuv (-23) 6*ve7bdq (-24) 13*ve7sl (-24) 13*we2xpq (-20) 42*wh2xcr (-10) 5*jh1inm (-24) 3*ja3tvf (-25)”

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VK4YB, as reported by VE6JY

 

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VK4YB, as reported by VE7SL

 

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VK4YB, as reported by JA3TVF

 

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VK4YB, as reported by JH1INM

 

Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, and Brian, VA7BBG, both reported a mysterious drifting signal in very congested WSPR passband somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.  The signal obviously did not decode but there was some speculation based on bits of a CW ID that was heard:

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Hang on! We are going for a ride! (courtesy W0YSE/7)

Neil also had a gratifying night of decodes of his signal and reports, “…I am always glad to see an eastern station decode me. That is a more difficult direction for me to cover. Tnx to WA9CGZ for my eastern DX of this session.”

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WG2XSV session WSPR activity

 

Phil, VK3ELV, received late reports from JH3XCU:

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VK3ELV, as reported by JH3XCU

 

Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, received reports from VK4YB:

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WG2XXM, as reported by VK4YB

 

John, VE7BDQ, shared two-way reports with VK4YB and was received by VK2XGJ:

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VK4YB, as reported by VE7BDQ

 

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VE7BDQ, as reported by VK4YB

 

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VE7BDQ, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, was not transmitting overnight due to high winds that ultimately caused some minor antenna damage.  He reports, however, that he decoded six WSPR stations including three decodes of WH2XCR at sunrise.

Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ received reports from four unique station in what looks like an abbreviated session and he provided reports for eight WSPR stations:

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JB, VE3EAR, posted a transcript of his one-hour WSPR reception reports on LOWFER, which can be viewed here.

Nicolas, F4DTL, reported that he was seeking QRSS3 QSO’s during the evening, CQing  on 476.200 kHz.  No word at this time if he completed any QSO’s or received any reports.

WSPR numbers looked very good overnight and it helped that storm QRN in North America was negligible, at least at my QTH.  It was encouraging to see reports from Laurence, WE2XPQ, given his current storm damage and overnight snow.  A significant number of CW-level reports were observed and received overnight and in spite of being on no sleep, I did call CQ this morning on 474.5 kHz CW and received an audible report from Dave,  N4DB, in Virginia.  I am hoping to catch Al, WI2XBV, one of these mornings as his sunrise approaches.  He should have his radials reinstalled shortly.  My WSPR transmission reports can be viewed here and my reception reports can be viewed here.

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WG2XIQ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

While no formal census was taken during this session, there were easily 100 stations associated with MF WSPR overnight.  WB4JWM was a new receiving stations from Georgia and AK4SK is believed to be a returning station from last season.  Welcome aboard!

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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South American 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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European 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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Central / Asiatic Russian 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity

 

There were no reports from stations in Africa.

Eden, ZF1EJ, decoded VE3CIQ in Ontario and WH2XGP in Washington state in addition to stations in the South that are a “chip shot” to the Caribbean:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, showed some teeth last night in spite of  snow and power outages by getting the Marconi vertical repaired and on the again.  His efforts and frozen fingers really really paid off:

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ATU and bottom loop wire in the fresh snow

 

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity

 

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7L1RLL, as reported by WE2XPQ

 

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VK4YB, as reported by WE2XPQ

 

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WE2XPQ, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by WE2XPQ

 

Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, reports very early decodes (time table and comments follow) once again in spite of 10 over S9 static crashes:

“Ok this time today I came out here and fired up at 0200Z to see just what time signals were starting to come through:

XXP   0242Z    1 hour 15 mins before sunset (0400Z)

XXP  0326Z
XIQ   o326Z     35 mins before sunset.

XXM 0232Z

VE7BDQ 0340Z”

 

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity

 

Merv experienced a very similar night to the previous full with a full compliment of reports from North America, Asia and Australia.  Will he add Europe this winter?  Perhaps that path that is currently open to central/ Asiatic Russia will extend a bit further.  We have seen European stations decoded in Japan and the antipode is in the Pacific so I hope we are fortunate enough to witness this awesome propagation phenomenon.

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7L1RLL, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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VK3HP, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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VK4YB, as reported by WH2XCR

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by 7L1RLL4

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by JH3XCU

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2DDI

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2EIK

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK3ELV

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK4YB

 

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WH2XCR, as reported by VK5ABN

 


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