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

G1 storm and very high evening noise from terrestrial storms in the central US give way to a few nice trans-Pacific and transcontinental openings by morning; Trans-Atlantic paths open briefly but down significantly from previous session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for December 5, 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 QSO

 

It was a tough night for North America and the eastern half of the continent in particular.  I think many of us had already forgotten what a really noisy night was like before this session.  The Mediterranean remains active and Japan continues to experience storms in the population centers in the central region of the island.  Coastal  and Eastern Australia also remains very active.

11-hour worldwide lightning summary

 

Geomagnetic conditions reached G1 storm levels as predicted. The Bz is pointing to the South and solar wind velocities are averaging near 560 km/s. DST values decreased significantly at the onset of storm conditions.

 

 

 

Band conditions and propagation were both poor due to high noise and elevated absorption and its difficult  to know whether there were any geomagnetic storm related enhancements although the West coast reported late openings to Japan and many typical openings to Australia.

Reverse beacon network reports for the session follow:

 

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!):

Al, K2BLA, reported a JT9 QSO with ZF1EJ this morning but noise was very high in Florida as it was across much of the eastern US, limiting his activity.  Regarding his overnight WSPR activity, Al reported that he “…HRD 10 HRD by 37 I guess that’s not bad under the conditions.

Ken, K5DNL, reported extremely noisy conditions from storms in southeast Oklahoma.  He had no JT9 QSO’s as a result but using WSPR overnight, he reported  sixteen stations and he received reports from 83 unique stations including eight Canadian stations.  Ken shared two-way WSPR reports with K9FD (/KH6) and ZF1EJ.

Neil, W0YSE, reported “Not much going on overnight from here. Tried JT9 last night and a bit this morning along with some CW, but no luck (and nothing from RBN either).  As for WSPR, there were 37 stations who decoded me. Here are those over 2000 km:

WX: morning fog. Dry skies for next week or more. Highs in low 50’s, lows in low 30’s.

Ken, SWL-EN61, located in Indiana, had the following comments for his WSPR activity: “…noisy session! Hrd 14… ZF1EJ (29), W0YSE (1), N6GN (20), K9FD (15) best -22db.

Mike, WA3TTS, reported that while listening to WSPR overnight, he heard “…19 on 630m best (4) K9FD (5) N6GN noisy also…

Robert, KR7O, reported “Low activity and depressed conditions, but my ~10mW ERP was still copied by K9FD and a couple of VE7s on WSPR.  15 copied overnight including K4SV (40/-16) and ZF1EJ for the only TC. 

ZF1EJ 7 spots, -24 (best decodes of the last couple of weeks).

KL7L 4 spots, -22

K9FD 84 spots, -7

VK4YB 1 spot, -28

Trans-Atlantic report summary follows:

DH5RAE -> AA1A

G8HUH -> AA1A

W3LPL -> DJ0ABR

VO1NA -> G0LUJ (OPERA)

EA5DOM -> N1BUG, KA1R, AA1A

Trans-Pacific report summary follows:

NU6O -> VK4YB, JA1PKG

K9FD -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JH1INM, JH3XCU,  KL7L, VK2XGJ, VK4YB, ZF1EJ

VK4YB -> JA1PKG, JA3TVF, K9FD, KL7L, KPH, KR6LA, KR7O, N1VF, NU6O, VE6JY, VE6XH, VE7BDQ, VE7CA, VE7CNF, VE7SL, W6SFH

 

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

 

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, completed a JT9 QSO this morning with K2BLA.  Overnight using WSPR, Eden reported eleven stations and he received reports from 45 unique stations.  He shared two-way WSPR reports with K9FD.

ZF1EJ session WSPR summary

 

Laurence, KL7L, is splitting time in Alaska and Hawaii at the moment.  He is operating in a receive-only capacity  using WSPR from a resort on the islands and has setup a very minimalist receiver, so far reporting K9FD.  Back in Alaska, Laurence reported seven WSPR stations including VK4YB and he received reports from eleven unique stations. He shared two-way reports with K9FD, KR6LA, N6GN, NU6O and W0YSE.

KL7L session WSPR summary

 

KL7L/KH6 minimalist receive system (courtesy KL7L)

 

Merv, K9FD (/KH6), reported  fourteen WSPR stations and he received reports from 48 unique stations including JA1PKG, JA3TVF, JE1JDL, JH1INM, JH3XCU and VK2XGJ.  Merv shared two-way reports with VK4YB and ZF1EJ.

K9FD session WSPR summary

 


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