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630 Meter Daily Reports

JT9 reports a-plenty for VK4YB at W7IUV; Trans-Pacific openings extend into the East again; VO1NA ->PA0RDT for only Trans-Atlantic opening reported for session; WA2XRM indicates QRV near 480 kHz CW tonight on schedule; W5EST presents: ”MF Band Comparison: Trans-Pacific 630m/160m”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 21, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Big activity on trans-Pacific paths – CW QSO attempt between VK4YB and VE7SL but no joy on the first attempt of the season; W7IUV reporting VK4YB at audible CW levels; VK4YB -> KA9CFD first time report; Solid openings for WH2XCR -> JA; W5EST presents: ”36 Day Summary View of Trans-Pacific 630m VK4YB-WH2XGP”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 20, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Another ”roller coaster” night for trans-Pacific paths as openings extend into the East; North American JT9 reports of VK4YB heat up and DX QSO plans for first night are underway; EA5DOM -> WD2XSH/17 for first trans-Atlantic opening in a few days; W5EST presents: ”Distance Breakthroughs: N. America – VK”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 19, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Geomagnetic storm conditions persist and great trans-Pacific openings continue, although not as far East as the previous session but no less prolific; W5EST presents: ”Build Your Own Composite WSPR Maps”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 18, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Noisy night in the central US as geomagnetic conditions cool *for now* but big night for trans-Pacific openings as KU4XR in TN provides 9 reports for VK4YB and ZF1EJ provided two reports; VO1NA -> PA0RDT on 477.7 kHz QRP CW; Several CW reports in last few days may mean good CW activity is ahead

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 17, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Geomagnetic storm conditions continue and high noise is present in the central US but trans-Pacific openings show late spark with WG2XXM, WH2XGP <-> VK4YB; Trans-Atlantic reports dry up again

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 16, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.  Even if you don't think you will use these bands, REGISTER!  Doing so prevents UTC from future PLC implementation in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Procedures and links for the UTC amateur registration website are here!; Geomagnetic storm conditions return and many report just an average night with not much enhancement but it doesn’t matter because US hams can access the band as early as October 16!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 15, 2016 can be viewed here. Its a big day!  OMB released the process for Part-97 implementation here. eCFR has added the bands to their tables here. UTC Amateur registration database is here.  YOU MUST WAIT 30-DAYS FROM THE REGISTRATION DATE!  Thanks to Hideo, JH3XCU, for posting this information! Even if you [...]

High noise and weird propagation that retreated from the previous session resulted in an average session for many

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 14, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

CME arrived bringing G1 storm levels again which helped trans-Pacific openings in parts of the South; Eastern stations didn’t receive a similar bump but trans-Atlantic reports originated from W1TAG/1; W5EST presents: ”630m/160m Mysteries in Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse Decodes”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 13, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Strong night for trans-Pacific paths to Midwest, East coast and Caribbean as VK4YB -> N3FL, ZF1EJ; Trans-Atlantic skips over the East Coast allowing WG2XXM -> EA8BFK; Many stations in Southeast impacted by hurricane but several find a way to make reports

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 12, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

A surprise X8.3 flare produces a big CME from a limb that may still find its way to Earth; VK4YB -> central US, including KU4XR in Tennessee; Trans-Atlantic path continues to show life with WH2XXC -> EA8BFK

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 11, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

First night of both trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings in a single night for the new season; Geomagnetic conditions settle down but many lower probability openings continue to be observed

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 10, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Strong trans-Pacific sunrise peak for many stations in western portions of North American into the central US; W5EST presents: ” ’Leaning Chimney’ Approach to Make Sense of Early and Late Solar Eclipse Decodes”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 9, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Kp goes through the roof but many stations experienced a very good night of long haul openings including VK4YB -> WG2XSV; WE2XPQ somehow managed to report WH2XCR through high absorption in Alaska; W5EST presents: ”Scientists on Eclipse Geometry: 3/20/2015 Solar Eclipsed Ionosphere”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 8, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Another great night with high activity and excellent domestic and trans-Pacific openings including two-way WSPR reports between VK4YB and WG2XXM; First CME has arrived but has not had the expected impact – the bigger event arrives on Friday; W5EST presents: ”Scientists Report 3/20/2015 VLF/LF Eclipsed Ionosphere. Let’s Compare 2017 2200m/630m Eclipse”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 7, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

While HF is blacked out, 630-meters shows a number of enhancements prior to sunrise; X9.3 flare around 1200z; N6GN finally assigned WJ2XBZ, now awaits grant approval; W5EST presents: ”Scientists Report March 20, 2015, Ionosphere Under Solar Eclipse”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 6, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

First trans-Atlantic reports of the season: WE2XGR -> F59706; Trans-Pacific openings collapse as Pacific region receives the brunt of yesterday’s M-class flares; CME and subsequent geomagnetic storm expected in coming days; W5EST presents: ”LF/MF/HF Ionosphere Under Solar Eclipse: Funded Scientists Speak Up”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 5, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good-to-average long-haul propagation and excellent domestic openings overnight; A few trans-Pacific openings were missing, however; Some rain statics reported but much of North America was lightning-free; Western LOWFER net 3927 kHz on Sunday mornings

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 4, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good propagation that was limited by noise in North America and Oceania that also seemed to deteriorate as the session progressed; Band activity was high, however; First time report of VK4YB at WI2XSV

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 3, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good session with high activity but noise was higher than many expected as storms rage in the Southeast; G0MRF returns to air after hiatus; Geomagnetic conditions spiked to storm levels again but it didn’t seem to negatively impact trans-Pacific or many high latitude openings;JH3XCU presents July/August DX-> JA statistics

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 2, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

The 2017/2018 season begins with mixed results for domestic and trans-Pacific openings; Trans-Atlantic remains missing; Geomagnetic conditions trying to recover but DST values remain depressed; W7IUV testing small backup transmit antenna

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for September 1, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

G1 storm conditions return but trans-Pacific openings continue to be pretty good for North America on the last day of 2016/2017 season; Great domestic conditions including transcontinental openings; W5EST presents: ”August 12-16 Day/Night 630m Path Absorption: XXP-N6SKM”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 31, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Decent session with good trans-Pacific and domestic openings but maybe not quite a good as previous night as unsettled conditions return; VE7CNF once again shows pioneering spirit with ”mobile ops” on 630-meters; W5EST presents: ”Model Solar Eclipse QSB to Understand Ordinary 630m QSB”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 30, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good propagation and quieter band conditions return; Great trans-Pacific openings including WH2XXC -> ZL2BCG, VK4YB -> ZF1EJ; WH2XCR -> JA1NQI-2, JH3XCU

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 29, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Trans-Pacific openings are off recent highs; LU8YD actively seeking MF signals from Argentina; W5EST presents: ”Probing a 630m Mystery in Solar Eclipse Propagation”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 28, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Domestic openings are OK but trans-Pacific openings of previous session take a step back; High noise from the central US and Gulf coast

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 27, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Maybe the best session since last Winter?; Solid trans-Pacific openings and high activity result in a fun, productive night; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ for first time in months; Solid openings to JA from VK4YB and WH2XCR; Trans-Atlantic openings remain AWOL; W5EST presents: ”630m Mysteries in Solar Eclipse Enhancement Intervals”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 26, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Noisy nights continue across parts of North America but quiet geomagnetic conditions return producing what might be the best session since last Spring; Many two-ways between WH2XCR and Oceania; W5EST presents: ”16 dB: 460m Solar Eclipse Peaks, TN-IN, WSM-SWL/K9”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 25, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

More G1 storm levels as trans-Pacific paths retreat a bit for the session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 24, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Trans-Pacific openings were pretty good for western stations as we transition from storm to quiet conditions and then back to unsettled conditions; Many indicate that it was a quiet night, which is a big change; W5EST presents: ”700 KHz (430m) in Solar Eclipse Probes E-region”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 23, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Surprise! Kp reached 6 this morning but trans-Pacific and many domestic openings were OK but QRN was high; W5EST presents: ”Solar Eclipse: 630m WSPR Results”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 22, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Eclipse day is here and many stations are QRV; Geomagnetic condition may be mounting a recovery as another good night of trans-Pacific openings are observed; Band may turn a corner shortly as trans-Atlantic openings are highly anticipated

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 21, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Geomagnetic storm conditions finally yielded a propagation bump for many including great trans-Pacific openings; The CF7MM/MM 630-meter maritime adventure story is now in print on VE7SL’s blog; Weirdness with the ‘racing stripe’ at 475. 630 kHz; W5EST presents: ”Visualizing Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse Where You Live”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 20, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Better propagation reported by some operators while others report extreme storm noise as geomagnetic activity peak at G1 storm levels again; Trans-Pacific opening remain strong; W5EST presents: ”Solar Eclipse MF Simulation at W5EST: Why and What”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 19, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Average propagation, including reasonably good trans-Pacific openings in spite of high noise levels in Oceania and parts of North America; W5EST presents: ”Upcoming Solar Eclipse Effects on 630M Propagation”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 18, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

G1 storm levels didn’t provide much of a bump to propagation at event onset; Trans-Pacific reports were the session highlight and they were not that great; W5EST presents: ”Viewpoint: 630M Sunrise Simulation and Relation to 8/21 Solar Eclipse”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 17, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Improved trans-Pacific openings result in first reports of VK4YB at WG2XSV since the Spring; Noise remains high for a large number of stations worldwide; Geomagnetic conditions are forecast to change again; W5EST presents: ”The 8/21/17 Solar Eclipse in Pacific Northwest of N. America”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 16, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Relatively average session with high noise and a few solid trans-Pacific openings; W5EST presents: ”Solar Eclipse Bulls-Eye ‘Saucer’ and RF Path Ellipsoid”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 15, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Another average night with high noise in North America; Less prolific trans-Pacific openings continue but VK4YB, WH2XCR -> JA again; W5EST presents ”Next Monday, August 21 Solar Eclipse! Will You Be There?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 14, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Relatively average session with reduced activity due to storms in North America; Trans-Pacific paths reported as OK but not as good as the previous session; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions have yet to materialize but solar wind velocity is up

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 13, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Incredible night of trans-Pacific openings as WH2XXP reported at VK6LX at a distance of 15447 km; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions may be on the horizon again; VK4YB finds workable compromise as he works to repair damaged antennas; Noise remains a big problem for much of North America but changes are coming

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 12, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Noisy night in North America with average domestic conditions but VK4YB reports trans-Pacific openings are ”stepped up a notch”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 11, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

OK session but most stations agree that the session was not quite as good as the last; Good night for WH2XCR with many VK and one JA

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 10, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Another great but different kind of night in the Pacific continues to illustrate the seasonal changes in progress; High latitude transcontinental openings also show some spark

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 9, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Strong trans-Pacific and transcontinental openings prevail as many compare this session to those of Fall or early Spring.

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 8, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good night for trans-Pacific openings including VK4YB -> WE2XPQ and various JA stations; Geomagnetic field continues recovery

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 7, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Good trans-Pacific openings in spite of continued high solar wind velocities although higher latitudes were not as good; Pre-sunset reports of WH2XCR at VK2XGJ further illustrate the changing seasons

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 6, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Remarkable 13716 km opening between WH2XXC in Maryland and ZL2AFP; Very high band activity, particularly in Oceania although VK4YB reported that the ”Mackerel Sky” has diminished; Solar wind is high but G1 storm levels have failed to materialize

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 5, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Geomagnetic conditions become unhinged as a strong storm threatens propagation; Encouraging results from Reverse Beacon Network tests in the Pacific Northwest, VE6 and VE7; Great openings for WH2XCR including several two-way reports with VK

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 4, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]

Relatively strong trans-Pacific paths and decent domestic openings but trans-Atlantic openings remain closed – when will they return?; VK4YB reports the presence of the ”Mackerel Sky” during this session; WH2XCR -> JA1NQI/2 but path to Oceania not quite as good as recent sessions

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for August 3, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet. That includes stations using fake or pirated call signs. Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. UPDATED: Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency [...]