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

Session improved by late evening in North America allowing a number of JT9 QSO’s to be completed; Geomagnetic conditions remain quiet but seem to lack spark in spite of nice DST values

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 20, 2016 can be viewed here.

The UTC amateur registration database is here.

HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future

Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here.

Spot stations calling CQ on any mode here on DXSummit and help them find a Q.


TODAY’S REPORT IS ABRIDGED AND ONLY A SUMMARY FOLLOWS DUE TO THE FACT THAT I AM ILL.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I hope to be back up to full speed  in a few days.

Worldwide lightning conditions follow:

12-hour worldwide lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions were quiet. The Bz is pointing to the South this morning, however, and proton concentration is elevated to moderate levels.  Solar wind velocities are averaging near 340 km/s. DST values look great, at positive levels on both of the presented measurements.




Reverse Beacon Network details for the session follow:


PSKReporter partial digital details for the session follows:

courtesy PSKReporter


Roger, VE7VV, reported that “Last evening CF7MM, VE7CA and I had a nice 3-way roundtable CW chat. Easy CW copy with low power over the 100km path. 630 is really a great band for local contacts, much better than any of the HF bands where the close-in signals disappear.”

Neil, W0YSE, reported that he “…had two JT9 Q’s last night: VE7SL (S,R) -10, -01 and VE7BDQ -12, -15. Then, this morning I saw Ken, K5DNL calling CQ on JT9 (~-22). I called him several times as he was fading fast. No QSO this time.”  Using WSPR overnight, Neil indicated that there were several new listeners:  “SWLCN74XP, WINSWL, KA9OKH, and recently new (as of 4 days ago) KC3OL in EM28ix at 2347 km.”  Neil received reports from 42 unique stations, the most distant follow:

courtesy W0YSE


Al, K2BLA, completed JT9 QSO’s with ZF1EJ and N9RU.

Larry, W7IUV, completed a JT9 QSO with NU6O.  He also reported VK4YB using WSPR.

Wayne, K9SLQ, completed a JT9 QSO with NC0B.

Rob, NC0B, reported that he decoded JT9 signals from VK4YB at -26 dB S/N at 1200z.

Joe, NU6O, completed a JT9 QSO with W7IUV and submitted the following  WSPR image of his overnight reports which, on first glance, suggests the presence of  skip zones in the west central and eastern regions of North America.  This behavior assumes that active receiving stations are present in those region while Joe was transmitting, of course.  Compare with the North American 24 hour later in this report:

courtesy NU6O


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.

The trans-Pacific WSPR summary follows:




The trans-Atlantic WSPR summary follows:



Ken, K5DNL, reported that he was “WSPR only” during this session.  He reported twenty stations and he was reported by 91 unique stations including nine Canadian stations and LA2XPA, which was a big surprise to Ken.  He shared two-way WSPR reports with K9FD (/KH6), ZF1EJ,  CF7MM and VE3CIQ.

Mike, WA3TTS, reported that using WSPR, he heard “…15 stns on 630m best dx ZJ1EJ mostly with NE EWE early and e probe late with modified HD-1420, high level converter was on 2200m last night.”

Robert, KR7O, reported “Fair activity and TC in the evening, showing NO3M and K2BLA in with good signals.  All before about 0700Z.”

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

North American 24-hour WSPR summary


South American 24-hour WSPR summary


European 24-hour WSPR summary


Japanese 24-hour WSPR summary


Oceania 24-hour WSPR summary


Eden, ZF1EJ, reported JT9 QSO’s with N3FL and K2BLA.  W5EST also reported that Eden received calls from N9RU but it doesn’t appear that a QSO was completed.  Using WSPR overnight, Eden reported twelve stations and he received reports from 57 unique stations.  He shared two-way reports with K9FD (/KH6).

ZF1EJ session WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L, indicated that he was”receive-only” for this session due to a moose and baby near his antenna feed point last night.  No JT9 decodes were observed on Laurence’s JT9 console this morning.  Using WSPR, Laurence reported five  stations including VK4YB.

KL7L session WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD (/KH6), reported seven WSPR stations overnight. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB and ZF1EJ.  Merv received WSPR reports from forty unique stations including 7L1RLL4, JA1PKG, JH3XCU, KL7L, VK2XGJ and VK3ALZ.

K9FD session WSPR activity


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