This session was better than we have seen in over a week here in Texas with quiet geomagnetic conditions and low noise levels, but there is nothing exciting to report. Doug, K4LY / WH2XZO, indicates a improved conditions but a higher noise level in South Carolina, while Larry, W7IUV / WH2XZO, indicates improved conditions but depressed long-haul conditions in Washington state. John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, reports generally quiet conditions but the weather that has been impacting much of the central US over the past week has finally arrived in VT.
WSPR activity was high, with 78-reported MF stations on the WSPRnet activity page at 0330z. Because of poor band changes executed by stations coming from other bands, its difficult to know whether we had new stations reporting through the session.
The regional and continental breakdowns follow:
Also notable was the receive activity by HS0KZM. Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reports that this station was active on LF in the past, reporting station in Europe. Perhaps there is a chance for Australia and Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR in the future on 630-meters.
Eden, ZF1EJ, and Roger, ZF1RC, were present in the Caribbean providing reception reports to North American stations.
In Alaska, Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, reported elevated proton levels but still had a nice session with stations along the west coast of North America.
In the Pacific, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, is still fighting a computer problem but progress is being made. Yesterday Merv tried an outboard sound device that exhibited the same behavior. It was suggested by John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, that the boot sector of the drive may have been modified by the spyware so Merv has some decisions to make about how he proceeds. Hopefully a resolution can be found shortly.
I hope to be back to a daily CW routine shortly. With the holidays, different schedules and travelling, time has been short.
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