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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

QRT but I'll be back tonight, WX permitting

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1000z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

Activity down due to Stew Perry contest and Tornadic storms in south central US, but WE2XPQ continues to have an open path to JA1NQI, Kp spike overnight

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Activity and band conditions were down overnight.  The Stew Perry Topband DX Challenge had a lot of operators splitting time.  Here in Texas as well as Oklahoma and Arkansas, severe, tornadic storms impacted population centers.  Many lost everything, including some of our ham brothers and sisters.  I was fortunate, with one of the tornadoes moving about 3 miles to the east at its closest point.  No damage was observed here at WG2XIQ.  Please keep those impacted in your thoughts and prayers.

The geomagnetic field was generally quiet but saw a spike during the session.  Solar wind is currently in excess of 500 km/s.

planetary-k-index 122715

The Kyoto DST indicates a slight dip that corresponds to the spike shown above.

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Kyoto DST fro December 2015


The Australian DST saw a significant excursion before recovering.

Australia DST 122715


The regional and continental WSPR breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, has reports for Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, in spite of high noise and low participation through the session.

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, had another strong session, with reports along the west coast of North America and JA1NQI-1.

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


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WE2XPQ, as reported by JA1NQI-1


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, reports more sound card problems.  Apparently the sound card will work for a cycle and then stop working.  Merv indicates that this started after a spyware attack.  After cleaning the machine, he reloaded drivers to no avail.  If you have an excess of outboard USB sound devices and a desire to help, please contact Merv so we can help him get back on the air.  His limited reports from the session are shown below:

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


Its been a long 24-hours so I will end here.  Hopefully we can return to some normalcy very soon.


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