Depending on where you are located and what mode you were operating, noise may or may not have been a factor overnight. Nevertheless it was present due to a system off of the Atlantic coast of North America. Domestic propagation was very good with a significant number of strong, phone-quality reports for many stations. Trans-Atlantic openings have disappeared again but trans-Pacific openings are as robust as ever, including reports between North America and Asia.
Geomagnetic conditions are generally quiet once again with a Bz that continues to point slightly to the South and solar wind velocities that are now averaging near 435 km/s in the moderate category. DST values were mixed, as Kyoto values have generally returned to normal and approaching unity while the Australian DST denoted periods of turbulence.
Toby, VE7CNF, reported at 1925z that he was operating daytime BPSK on 476.3 kHz at .2-watts EIRP. There are no details on whether he received any reports.
Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, indicated that “QRN continued and high latitudes paths continued to suffer, but the SC -> southern west coast was good and activity seemed to have improved- 11 unique spots and 48 who spotted XZO.”
Phil, VE3CIQ, reported that after the most recent solar storms, he is now experiencing freezing rain and high winds. He adds that conditions seem to be “getting on track now” and he decoded seven WSPR stations and was decoded by 31 unique stations.
Ken, K5DNL / WG2XXM, reports that he received decodes from sixty unique stations. He adds that North American report numbers were good. His best DX was WH2XCR and he received many positive S/N reports from KD0S, who is new in recent sessions.
Rick, W7RNB / WI2XJQ, reports, “Conditions at XJQ were down this last evening with station missing from the Holiday, XJQ started late, and propagation appears to be limited as well.” Rick decoded nine WSPR stations and was decoded by 21 unique stations. His unique report details can be viewed here.
Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reports a less-than-stellar night in Vancouver, Washington and provided these comments and statistics:
“Not a great night here John, but one new listener, N6MZ up near Seattle.
Hearing: WG2XIQ, WG2XXM, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WH2XXP, WI2XBQ
Heard by: N6MZ KD0S, N3IZN/RX, N6RY, NO1D, VA7MM, VE7BDQ, W0AY, W6LVP/WB, W7IUV, WB6HYD, WG2XIQ, WH2XAR, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WI2XBQ, WI2XJQ, WW6D”
Trans-Pacific report details for this session (excluding KL7 and KH6) are aggregated here.
Roger, VK4YB, reported that “Good TP propagation persists. Early low QRN increased through the session, preventing quite strong visible traces from decoding. The storms responsible were in VK5, off the back of the NE beam.” Roger received reports from JA1NQI, JA1PKG, JA3TVF, TNUKJPM, VA7MM, VE7BDQ, W7IUV, and WI2XBQ. Roger provided reports for WH2XXP and WH2XGP.
Ward, K7PO / WH2XXP, received reports from 67 unique stations including JA1NQI, VK4YB, and VK2XGJ.
Larry, W7IUV / WH2XGP, received reports from 44 unique stations including VK4YB. He decoded eleven WSPR stations. As W7IUV Larry reported ten WSPR stations including VK4YB.
Joe, NU6O / WI2XBQ, reported early in the session, “My map looks like an overnight run already. Spotted by XCR an hour till SS there. A good sign for TP later tonight.” At 0750z he noted “+5 @XCR with .5W ERP”. Joe provided reports to VK4YB.
I had evening obligations which prevented me from running evening CW and was forced to start WSPR in the early evening and just let it run. This morning I woke up with a massive sinus headache due to the cedar that is in full-bloom here in North Texas so I skipped morning CW. I should be QRV with CW this evening starting at 2300z or thereabouts. WSPR reports were good and I received a large number of reports as well as heard relatively well in spite of the QRN. CW level reports were common, particularly on the path due North which always seems to provide very good results from this location. My WSPR transmission report details can be viewed here and my WSPR reception report details can be viewed here.
There was a significant amount of activity on the band overnight but unfortunately I did not take a census due to activities here. I did notice that KC9KUH was providing reports, possible for the first time. Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, reported N6MZ near Seattle. Welcome aboard!
Regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:
Eden, ZF1EJ, provided report for VE3CIQ, VE3EFF, WD2XSH/15, WD2XSH/17, WG2XIQ, WG2XKA, WG2XXM, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WH2XXP, WH2XZO, and WI2XBV. Report details for those stations can be viewed here. As ZF1EJ/1 and utilizing the transmit antenna, Eden provided reports for VE3CIQ, VE3EFF, WD2XSH/15, WD2XSH/17, WG2XIQ, WG2XKA, WG2XXM, WH2XCR, WH2XGP, WH2XXP, WH2XZO, and WI2XBV. Report details for those stations can be viewed here.
Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, received reports from JA1NQI during this session as this path open again for the first time in many day. He also shared two-way reports with WH2XCR. DX Report details can be viewed here.
Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, did not receive JA reports during this session interestingly enough in spite of reports for WH2XXP and WE2XPQ. It doesn’t seem to make sense. Even so, Merv received reports from VK2XGJ and shared two-way reports with VK4YB. In the East, Merv received reports from ZF1EJ and WA3TTS and was hearing WH2XZO. DX report details for Merv can be viewed here.
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