Last night and this morning signalled a significant turning point for seasonal propagation on 630-meters. Multiple persistent transmissions were received in VK from North American stations and even one VK was heard in KH6, which has been confirmed to be a first. Details are below.
I suspect that these trends will continue for a few more weeks as long as band noise, weather and geomagnetic conditions cooperate. My hope is that as common darkness increases, we will begin to see those reports move further east. In fact, David, VK2DDI, reported a trace of my signal on his Berry Mountain Grabber this morning around 1110z around 475.610 kHz. The signal is the very faint increase in noise in the screen grab below:
Lets hope that these conditions will hold out for the duration of August and several stations get a chance to be heard down under.