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

G1 storm conditions return but propagation was a mixed bag with lots of ‘wild QSB”; N8CGY and AE5X take their maiden voyage on 630-meter JT9; Good trans-Pacific openings that would have been a lot better if less noise in Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 21, 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.


Australia continues to experience strong storms, increasing noise in the region but successful reception reports of North American stations were accomplished this morning.  North America was mostly in the clear but storms in the Gulf of Mexico increased the noise floor for many stations, particularly in the Southeast.

12-hour worldwide lightning summary


Geomagnetic conditions reached G1 storm levels.  The Bz is pointing to the South although less so than through much of the evening and overnight period.  Solar wind velocities are averaging near 620 km/s.  DST values decreased sharply in-step with the onset of the storm  conditions.




Reverse beacon network reports for the session follow:


PSKReporter partial digital station distributions follow:

courtesy PSKReporter


Jim, W5EST, submitted the following JT9 captures from his WSJTx console (click to enlarge, use the BACK button to return to report):






The following stations provided reports of their two-way QSO’s as well as any additional activity that might have occurred during this session (this is not necessarily a complete list – only what was reported!):

Ken, N8CGY, took his maiden voyage, completing JT9 QSO’s with K5DNL, K9KFR, WA9CGZ and NO3M.

John, AE5X, also took his maiden voyage with JT9, completing QSO’s with NO3M and K9SLQ as he received his Monitor Sensors transverter.  I look forward to a CW QSO very soon.

Mark, VA7MM, reported a JT9 QSO with W0YSE,  best report at -8 dB S/N.

Neil, W0YSE, reported JT9 QSO’s and a trans-Pacific reception.  He explains:

“I made three Q’s last night on JT9. K0KE and I had our first QSO ever at 990 miles. He was -19 and I was -18 on JT9.  Next were CF7MM -08, -09 (s,r) and VE7BDQ -18, -16.

On WSPR I heard only 10, but Roger, VK4YB was a nice surprise.

The number who heard my 1.5w EIRP was down from the previous two sessions by quite a bit. I was heard by only 30 with K9FD (/KH6) being my TX DX.”

Al, WB0DBQ, completed a JT9 QSO with K0KE.

Eric, NO3M, completed JT9 QSO’s with N8CGY, AE5X, and WE4X.

Keith, K0KE, reported a JT9 QSO with K9KFR.  He also decoded JT9 from VK4YB twice around 1200Z  at -25 dB and -27 dB S/N, respectively.

Ken, K5DNL, completed a JT9 QSO with N8CGY.  Using WSPR overnight he reported sixteen stations and he received reports from 81 unique stations including six Canadian stations.  He shared two-way WSPR reports with VK4YB, K9FD (/KH6), ZF1EJ VE7BDQ and CF7MM.  Ken indicated that he had no JT9 reception reports for VK4YB this morning.

Larry, W7IUV, received many JT9 transmissions from VK4YB this morning.  He also reported Roger’s WSPR.

Al, K2BLA, reported “lots of lightning from storm in Gulf. Coming here later today. Sounds more like AUG than NOV. CQed on JT9 Nil WSPR hrd by 49, 12 over 3000km. Hrd 8 K9FD made it thru the noise.

Joe, NU6O, shared two-way WSPR reports with VK4YB.  Joe added the following statistics and comments: “36 / 9 including 2 way with VK4YB. Conditions not as good as last night, but still decent.”

Roger, VK4YB, operated WSPR and JT9 during this session, reporting of the latter that “QRN is still high here, so I doubt I would decode, but just looking for traces at this time.”  Roger’s JT9 was heard by W7IUV and NU6O.  Roger also acknowledges a JT9 waterfall trace that peaked at 1153z but was not decoded.

Trans-Pacific WSPR report details, excluding KL7 and KH6, can be viewed here.  The trans-Pacific WSPR summary follows:

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.




Trans-Atlantic WSPR report details can be viewed here.  The trans-Atlantic WSPR summary follows:




Robert, KR7O, reported that Some JT9 QSO activity, including NO3M last evening.  17 copied on WSPR with decent TC overnight including, W1IR (-23), K4SV (-20), W3LPL (-27), AA1A (-29).”  Robert also reported the following session best DX:

K9FD 97 spots, -2

VK4YB 16 spots, -19

 ZF1EJ – 4 spots, -24

K2BLA -24 on my report.”

Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

North American 24-hour WSPR summary


European 24-hour WSPR summary


Asiatic Russian 24-hour WSPR summary


Japanese 24-hour WSPR summary


Oceania 24-hour WSPR summary


Eden, ZF1EJ, reported ten WSPR stations and he received reports from 51 unique stations.  He shared two-way WSPR reports with K9FD.  PSKReporter suggests that Eden was not active on JT9 during this session.

ZF1EJ session WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L, reported that he was running aU3S overnight using WSPR at 1W TPO after adding addition BS170 FET’s to the RF board.  He indicated that he received many reports from K9FD (/KH6) but indicates that an overnight power outage upset the U3S so the dataset is incomplete.   Laurence also reported NU6O and also received K9FD.  DX report details can be viewed here.  Laurence also reported a few JT9 CQ’s this morning starting at 1707z from the main station but it may be later today before we know if he received any DX reports.

KL7L session WSPR activity


Merv, K9FD (/KH6), reported thirteen WSPR stations. He shared two-way reports with VK4YB, ZF1EJ and KL7L.  Merv received reports from 39 unique stations including JA1PKG, VK2XGJ and ZL4OL.  Select DX report details can be viewed here.

K9FD session WSPR activity


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