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Very poor domestic session due to big storms and big QRN; Trans-Pacific openings down significantly; MF Solutions transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 29, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. This session was much like the session one year ago today linked above where band activity was significantly down [...]

Another night of average band conditions in North America; Moderate QRN levels in spite of wide spread storm systems

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 28, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. Storms across the eastern half of North America increased QRN levels again but this is not abnormal for April.  [...]

Another average night dominated by shorter openings that were slow to develop in North America; 475 kHz mystery carrier continues; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to be missing while trans-Pacific openings are depressed

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 27, 2016 can be viewed here. Storms persist from the South into the upper Midwest and Canada increasing noise levels significantly as the system continues to progress to the East.  Band openings seemed slow to develop and really never showed a spark.  Openings improved a bit as the night progressed which [...]

Average propagation for April but high noise from central US storms; Good daytime activity in the West; New carrier on 475 kHz heard over broad area

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 26, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a noisy session from storms here in the central US.  Propagation around North America was average at best and seemed to deteriorate as the session progressed but that may have been the result of increasing noise levels by morning.   Geomagnetic conditions have [...]

Much improved propagation as geomagnetic storming conditions decrease allowing DH5RAE -> K4RCG, N4DB, K3RWR/3 and VK4YB -> WA3TTS plus others; W5EST presents, ‘Does 630m nighttime ionosphere show contour surface variation?’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 25, 2016 can be viewed here. Reports suggest that North American QRN was significantly improved over recent sessions.  It was somewhat noisier in Oceania, however, but good propagation supported a number of long haul openings that have been impacted in some capacity over the previous few session.   Geomagnetic conditions continue [...]

Strong geomagnetic storm conditions give way to unsettled conditions; Paths to and from Oceania are looking up including more great openings for WH2XCR and others

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 24, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise conditions varied across North America with the largest area of storms located in the southeastern US and parts of the Caribbean.  Oceania was reported to be quiet with good propagation to North America in spite of continued active geomagnetic conditions.   Geomagnetic conditions have [...]

Geomagnetic storming continues but overall terrestrial storm QRN was down for many and stations in the South fared better than those in the North; Great trans-Pacific openings between North America and Oceania; Strong night for WH2XCR on Molokai

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 23, 2016 can be viewed here. This was the first relatively quiet night in many day here in Texas.  There were storms present in the southeastern US but it was my impression from listening that lightning was not a constant feature, however, Doug K4LY / WH2XZO, located in South Carolina reported [...]

Consecutive periods of G2 storm levels over night with more to come; WI2XUL maiden voyage was successful in spite of high noise and even netted a CW QSO; DF2JP QRSS3 QSO with DC8CE and QRSS10 reports at VO1NA; Relatively typical session for trans-Pacific openings to Oceania but an absence of trans-Atlantic openings continues

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 22, 2016 can be viewed here. Like many recent sessions it was noisy again from storms located in the middle of the US.  This behavior is not abnormal by any stretch of the imagination for this time of year but we all try to keep a little hope for the unexpected [...]

Average session for April as quiet geomagnetic conditions return and terrestrial noise builds; Why I don’t report OPERA data; Difficult two-way path between ZF1EJ and WH2XCR returns; W5EST presents ‘Billiards in the sky: candidate 630m pre-sunrise reflection concepts’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 21, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a quiet evening here in Texas that turned into a low roar as the night progressed, culminating in very high noise this morning.  A storm system is dropping to the South that will impact my area and the southern US, in general, this [...]

Kp reached 6 overnight but domestic openings were reasonably good; Trans-Atlantic openings cut off again; Trans-Pacific openings down but QRN up in Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 20, 2016, can be viewed here. Storms continue to be widely spread around North and Central America during this session but like the previous session I didn't observe a significant impact for domestic reports which may say more about propagation than anything.  Longer haul openings were diminished from the previous session [...]

Active solar and geomagnetic conditions during this session as storm levels finally achieved; WG2XPJ -> G8HUH; Trans-Pacific openings continue but maybe not quite as good as previous session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 19, 2016 can be viewed here. There were a number of storm systems located in and around North America that increased QRN levels overnight but during my evening CW activity I never felt like it was a major problem, certainly not midsummer levels that we have observed recently.  Early evening propagation [...]

Decent domestic propagation results in transcontinental openings in spite of high noise; Quiet geomagnetic conditions as we continue to wait for major impact from coronal hole; WG2XPJ finds more trans-Atlantic success; W5EST presents ‘SUNRISE AT ALTITUDE EXPLAINS PRE-SUNRISE FREQUENCY DEPARTURE ON 600KHz?’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 18, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise was reported to be high during the session from storms in the central and southern US but transcontinental openings were also noted by many of "the faithful" that showed up in spite of noise and storms.  Afternoon storms here in North Texas resulted in [...]

A few more trans-Atlantic reports for WG2XPJ; Quiet geomagnetic conditions ahead of forecast coronal hole; Terrestrial storms in central US ‘thin the herd’; So-so trans-Pacific conditions are nothing like yesterday; WI2XUL granted to K9MRI

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 17, 2016 can be viewed here. VE7SL called my region "lightning alley" this morning and that is not far from the truth.  These south central storms impacted both coasts and areas in between, decreasing activity for a number of transmitting and receiving stations.  It's not abnormal for the season but these [...]

High QRN reported across North America as quiet prevails in Oceania; Geoeffective coronal hole expected today; Another random trans-Atlantic report but consistency in the Pacific is improving; First time reception of VK4YB at WG2XSV

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 16, 2016 can be viewed here. There was probably no escaping QRN during this session for North American stations as storms ranged from Mexico through the central US, across the Midwest and into New England.  WA3TTS reported S8 noise levels during the evening on the northwest, southwest and northeast paths.  A [...]

A few trans-Atlantic openings but trans-Pacific paths down considerably as ‘short band’ reported; Domestic paths OK but a few storms are present around North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 15, 2016 can be viewed here. The band sounded nice during the evening and overnight with only a few low static crashes observed here in North Texas.  This morning was also relatively quiet, although groups of strong lightning crashes were observed around 1045z during a CW session which suggested to me [...]

Decent domestic propagation but QRN widely distributed around North America; Geomagnetic conditions reached unsettled levels after very quiet levels in previous session; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to be “hit or miss”; A few Trans-Pacific openings but less robust than normal for usual suspects

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 14, 2016 can be viewed here. Propagation was strong in Texas prior to sunset which continued into the evening but QRN was the limiting factor as storms were widespread around North America.  Amazingly the storm system in West Texas didn't seem to be the main noise source here and  because those [...]

Relatively strong session of domestic and trans-Pacific openings while trans-Atlantic paths are much weaker; More ‘digital mode madness’ in British Columbia; CW QSO attempt between VE7SL and VK4YB; High latitude propagation improvements for WE2XPQ mark start of slow recovery

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 13, 2016 can be viewed here. In spite of a growing storm system in southwest Texas that was destined to elevate noise levels for many, propagation around North America was pretty good.  It helped that there were numerous new receiving stations on the air.   Geomagnetic conditions were very quiet although [...]

Generally quieter session but average, at best, propagation; Geomagnetic field once again reaches unsettled levels; Limited trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings again; WI2XUF maiden voyage

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 12, 2016 can be viewed here. While no where near perfect, it was a much quieter night here in North Texas.   A few evening storms to the East seemed to fizzle relatively quickly leaving average propagation around North America.  VK4YB reported low QRN in Queensland but little propagation early in the [...]

Variable propagation across the globe resulted in isolated long haul openings; Strong Texas storms mean big noise in North America; KP2XX providing reports for North American and Caribbean stations; WI2XUF application granted after long wait

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 11, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise was once again a dominant feature impacting many stations.  In fact this morning during a CW QSO attempt with VK4YB, Steve, VE7SL, noted that QRN was registering at S9+ 15 dB.  I can't imagine what it was like here since the storms were overhead.  [...]

All around a weaker session – even domestic openings around North America were down a bit as strong storms in the Midwest make listening difficult; WH2XXP -> JA3TVF, JH1INM, VK4YB, and VK2XGJ trans-Pacific session highlight; Great JA and VK openings for WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 10, 2016 can be viewed here. The few lucky nights of quiet band conditions in April are over as a noisy storm system originating in the Midwest not only impacted transmitting stations in the region but also receive stations trying to listen for stations around North America.  I'm happy that I [...]

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions progress to storm levels and seems to cut off most trans-Atlantic paths but domestic openings shine again; Trans-Pacific paths impacted by storms in Oceania but paths to Asia yield some result; WH2XCR returns to air

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 9, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was very quiet for most stations in North America and domestic openings were highlighted again.  A few storms in the west central US have yet to elicit comments of high noise in the region.  It was a different story along the eastern coast [...]

Excellent domestic openings that seem to coincide with more unsettled geomagnetic conditions; A few trans-Atlantic reports return while trans-Pacific reports “dry up” a bit; Good night for CW and quite a bit of digital activity in VE7

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 8, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a rare, very quiet April night for much of North America resulting in a few European stations being reported in New England, a number of armchair copy CW QSO's, and several digital mode QSO's in British Columbia.  Domestic WSPR openings were better than they [...]

Domestic openings outshined long haul DX overnight as QRN levels decrease some by morning; Trans-Atlantic path remain cutoff; A few trans-Pacific openings but comparatively poor night

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 7, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a much better night for QRN in the central US as storms pushed further into the Atlantic.  Noise was high for many stations along the East coast and into New England but it seems propagation was the greater limiting factor to elevated noise [...]

Propagation was relatively poor and it was another night of very high QRN from eastern storms; Trans-Atlantic reports missing for another night but Trans-Pacific openings hang on

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 6, 2016 can be viewed here. It was not a very good session for stations in the East and I'm going to bet that most stations experienced a night of down overall band conditions.  The QRN is really not a surprise.  It's April and this pattern will more than likely continue [...]

Another bizarre propagation night where regional openings dominated in many areas of North America; Trans-Pacific openings were great including big JA openings for WH2XXP; Real geomagnetic recovery on the horizon? High noise in the southern and central US – we own it until October!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Then details for April 5, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was extremely noisy here in Texas as another cold front pushed across Oklahoma, dipping into northeast Texas.  It was also a very active weather night in the South and even southern New England experienced coastal storms that resulted in moderate noise levels for [...]

Oops! Someone left the door open and let geomagnetic storm levels return!; Trans-Atlantic propagation more depressed than previous session but trans-Pacific openings are significantly enhanced

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 4, 2016 can be viewed here. The storm system that made so much noise for the eastern half of the US finally pushed out to sea  but that didn't mean that the noise was going away.  Also strong storms in eastern Canada and New England are creating elevated noise floor conditions [...]

Transcontinental paths return but QRN is deafening; Trans-Pacific openings outshine trans-Atlantic paths; VE7BDQ first time report at ZL2AFP; British Columbia and Pacific Northwest showing lots of activity with JT9, RTTY, and PSK31; Geomagnetic conditions show improvement but some late afternoon flaring increasing attenuation?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 3, 2016, can be viewed here. Domestic propagation in parts of the South was pretty good but much of it was spoiled with very high noise from storms.  Transcontinental paths returned after a few days of mostly North and South propagation.  Some stations continue to experience paths that are dominantly North [...]

A few trans-Atlantic openings develop as solar wind and geomagnetic activity begins to calm; Western and trans-Pacific opening favor North/South paths; High noise returns with new storm system in the central US; More JT9 activity in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia; It’s a tough life on the beach for KL7L/XE; DJ2FP returns to MF after a flash-over event; Hans Summers offers big discount on U3S to commemorate R&O

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 2, 2016 can be viewed here. A noisy storm system arrived in the central US, which was expected, preventing my station and a few others from activity during this session.  Hopefully this system will move through quickly without causing more damage.  Be safe out there.   Geomagnetic conditions are somewhat contradictory [...]

Trans-Atlantic paths completely cut off but trans-Pacific openings to Oceania rebound; KL7L/XE listening from the beach; Only one long haul JA report observed during the session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details from April 1, 2016 can be viewed here. It was much quieter during this session in Texas while points East indicated that noise levels remained high as storms continued off the coast of the mid-Atlantic region.  KC4SIT reported that his noise in North Carolina was S7-9 and stations in the Northeast indicated that [...]

Weird combination of storm QRN and the return of persistent geomagnetic storm levels resulted in a slightly better session than the previous night for some; Big JA openings for WH2XXP; Trans-Pacific paths from Oceania greatly diminished; K9JWV/WI2XJG SK

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 31, 2016 can be viewed here. Lightning activity was widespread across the eastern third of the US during the evening, localizing to the Southeast and Gulf regions by morning.  The next storm system to move across the southern US was becoming organized in the four-corners area of the Southwest.  It was [...]

High QRN in North America seems to be impacting just about everyone in some way; Geomagnetic conditions were headed in the right direction but storm levels returned during the evening; A few trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings observed but band continues to be poor for long haul paths; THE ONLY THING TO MATTER FROM ALL OF THIS IS THAT THE FCC ISSUED THE R & O FOR 137 kHz and 472 kHz TODAY!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

So, the important stuff first:  here is a link to the FCC R&O for 472 and 137 kHz.... IT LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO HAPPEN! The details for March 30, 2016 can be viewed here. Big storms continue in the Midwest, South and Gulf coast regions of the US overnight and a few storms created [...]

It was a tough one – 27 hours with a Kp > 5!; Depressed trans-Atlantic openings but several Trans-Pacific enhancements; More poor terrestrial weather conditions in the East means more noise; ‘Cellar Dwellers On the Go’ prepares for release in VK

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 28, 2016 can be viewed here. Storms continue to move East bringing moderate to high QRN to portions of North America.  The potential for a Winter weather hang over  continues in parts of New England which may increase precipitation static.  Unfortunately QRN was not the biggest problem during this session as [...]

Trans-Atlantic reports are down as geomagnetic conditions reach storm levels again; Large storms appear in central US again resulting in noisy night for many; WI2XQU receives first JT9 report

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 27, 2016 can be viewed here. It was another very noisy night with storms in the central US.  Here in Texas we normally don't see this level of hail and lightning-rich storms until April or May.  Fortunately for me these storms split missed my station with only a little wind and [...]

Slightly improved trans-Atlantic openings as European station reported in southeastern US; VK4YB reports best trans-Pacific opening of 2017; Another coronal hole expected to impact Earth in coming days; Another big night of JA and VK reports for WE2XPQ and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 26, 2016 can be viewed here. The evening session began with elevated noise but I don't think it was as bad as the previous session yet still higher than most operators would care to listen to for very long.  Noise conditions were much improved by morning as the evening storms had [...]

More of the same with another night of calm geomagnetic conditions and high noise in North America; Trans-Pacific openings improve significantly

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 25, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a noisy session in North America due to more storms in the central and Midwest regions of the US.  In fact, the lightning profile and strike count looks similar to the previous session.   Geomagnetic conditions were quiet for a second consecutive night, [...]

Geomagnetic conditions begin to recover as high to moderate QRN create problems for some stations; More JT9 activity in British Columbia; Generally depressed trans-Pacific paths but numerous reports for WE2XPQ and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 24, 2016 can be viewed here. Storms were widespread  in central and parts of the southwestern US into the Midwest, increasing the noise floor significantly for a number of stations.  Fortunately many of those storms diminished before morning.   Geomagnetic conditions recovered significantly over the previous session, generally returning to quiet [...]

Unsettled to geomagnetic storm conditions continue although QRN levels in North America might be a bit better (?); Trans-Pacific openings remain consistent; More JT9 in VE7; Great JA openings for WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 23, 2016 can be viewed here. For most stations it was probably more of the same.  Unsettled conditions persisted through the day and geomagnetic storm levels were renewed as the evening began.  Compared to the previous session, however, I didn't feel like this night was as poor.  Don't get me wrong [...]

What a difference a day makes – deteriorating geomagnetic conditions and terrestrial storms add complications to the session and significantly reduce trans-Atlantic reports; Early trans-Pacific openings favor path to Oceania; WI2XTC grant approved; More MF QSO party redux

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 22, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was rough.  Not only was noise elevated due to many storm systems across North America but geomagnetic conditions ramped-up significantly as the evening began.  The geomagnetic conditions will improve but I believe that the noise is here to stay for many months to [...]

The trans-Atlantic bubble moves around again as geomagnetic activity reaches unsettled levels but more European stations reported in North America; Trans-Pacific openings favor Asia from North America but don’t count out Oceania; K9MRI will be WI2XUL once grant is issued

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 21, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise was on the increase during this session for some stations as a number of weather systems made their way across North America.  In the Northeast another Winter weather event is expected for late this week and precipitation noise is expected to increase.  Severe weather [...]

Great trans-Atlantic propagation with elevated noise in North America as openings move back to the South; Average night of trans-Pacific openings; Below average domestic propagation in Western portions of North America but significantly better further to the East; Another night of very big returns between JA and WE2XPQ

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 20, 2016 can be viewed here. Several stations reported elevated noise overnight due to a lightning-rich storm system in the Midwest.  Even QRN was low here in Texas and this morning QRN was limited to wide spaced lightning strikes but a number of stations reported a significant increase in noise over [...]

Maybe more varied band activity than we had during the Winter peaks; Many trans-Atlantic openings, including high latitudes openins between WH2XGP and LA2XPA/2; WE2XPQ in Alaska reported by N1BUG in Maine on a very difficult path; Crossband JT9 QSO, W0YSE/7 <-> VE7CNF; Final night of European MF QSO party focusing on CW; ‘Noisy, average night’ reported in Oceania; WE2XPQ ‘JA bonanza’ strikes again

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 19, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise conditions generally remain very quiet across North America, which is very odd just days before the start of Spring.  Storms off of the southeastern coast of the US did not seem to bring many reports of high QRN from the overnight period although a [...]

Low noise and quiet geomagnetic conditions result in many trans-Atlantic openings including WH2XXP -> LA2XPA/2; Night two for the European MF QSO party is in the books with night three and CW ahead; JT9 QSO number 3 between VE7SL and ZF1EJ; Solid maiden voyage for WI2XQU; Great JA openings for WE2XPQ and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 18, 2016 can be viewed here. This was another very quiet session for quite a bit of North America in spite of a few storms in the South and a few others in North California.  None of these storms created problems here in Texas but if you were near one you [...]

Night one of the MF QSO party in Europe brought good trans-Atlantic openings for many eastern stations plus a large number of reports for G8HUH in North America; Trans-Pacific paths to both Asia and Oceania remain open; WI2XUF assigned to N1DAY; It was nice to rag chew on CW last night and this morning; WI2XSV maiden voyage goes well at 10 mW ERP

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The detail for March 17, 2016 can be viewed here. This was another very quiet session in North America.  A few storms were observed this morning in the central US but during my morning CW session I did not notice any increase to the noise floor.  For someone in that region it might have been [...]

The widespread trans-Atlantic openings of previous sessions dissolved but didn’t disappear completely; Strong storms in Oceania mean poor receiving conditions down under; WI2XSV grant approved while WI2XUD assigned to W6IEE

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 16, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a super-quiet night across much North America after I declared last week that the last quiet nights of the season were behind us.  Who knew?  There were a few storms reported in the Northwestern US and British Columbia but I have not heard [...]

Very quiet geomagnetic field and increasing DST levels yielded strong trans-Atlantic openings including DL4RAE -> WH2XZO, N1BUG; Trans-Pacific paths rebound as well; MF QSO Party in Europe TONIGHT!; WI2XSX grant approved

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 15, 2016 can be viewed here. QRN was very low here in Texas but as snow continues to fall in many areas,  precipitation static and noise from strained utilities are sure to be causing problems for  many stations in the eastern portions of North America.   Propagation was very nice during [...]

Generally quiet geomagnetic conditions result in another night of solid trans-Atlantic openings; Blizzard conditions in the East have impact on activity, particularly in the Northeast; Trans-Pacific openings more depressed than previous sessions but another big night at WE2XPQ and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 14, 2016 can be viewed here. Propagation and QRN were both very favorable during this session for much of North America.  The largest limiting factor seems to be the time change and the subsequent later start for quality openings.  It won't be long until even mediocre openings begin at bedtime.  Precipitation [...]

Trans-Atlantic openings extend to southeastern and central US; Many storms in Oceania limit ‘down under’ activity overnight; Many JA stations reporting WH2XXP, WE2XPQ, and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 13, 2016 can be viewed here. The band was in fine shape overnight with great trans-Atlantic openings extending down the East coast and into the central US for several reporting periods overnight.  Its been several days since openings have extended out of New England and even longer since the openings extended [...]

Geomagnetic field receives another jolt of unsettled conditions yet trans-Atlantic openings for New England flourish; Trans-Pacific openings favored lower latitudes; ‘Goodbye to Winter ‘ MF QSO Party coming this week for Europe; Post-sunrise reports between WH2XCR and WE2XPQ

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 12, 2016 can be viewed here. Most stations seem to report that QRN was low during this session but anytime a station is near or even under a storm, it can be a completely different situation and that was the case here at my station overnight.  Even so, propagation seemed to [...]

Pretty good session with average to above average domestic openings; Take-two on geomagnetic recovery attempt; One-way Trans-Atlantic openings retreat to New England; Trans-Pacific openings continue for another night; Big JA openings for WH2XCR and WE2XPQ

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 11, 2016 can be viewed here. The band was surprisingly good after several days that were hit or miss due to active geomagnetic conditions and high QRN levels.  It was a noisy evening here in Texas as lightning-rich storms about 60 miles to the South pulsated without moving very far through [...]