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630 Meter Daily Reports

Slow session as many ops are tied up with Thanksgiving festivities in US; Northwestern stations report flat band during evening that improved as the night progressed; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings continue including VK4YB -> K5DN; A few JT9 QSO’s reported

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 24, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Great night for mid and lower-latitude stations while high absorption and QSB plagued higher latitudes; Several new stations QRV and making QSO’s including WB4JWM, KA1R and W2RBA – will more arrive on air during this holiday weekend? First time 630-meter CW QSO’s for AE5X and K5DOG; More decent trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings using WSPR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 23, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Summer-like noise in the South and East and high A-index puts a damper on the session but a few QSO’s were completed; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths open from a favorable parts of North America; Noon JT9 activity reported between K9MRI, K9SLQ and K9KFR; New digital mode released by ZL1BPU

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 22, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

G1 storm conditions return but propagation was a mixed bag with lots of ‘wild QSB”; N8CGY and AE5X take their maiden voyage on 630-meter JT9; Good trans-Pacific openings that would have been a lot better if less noise in Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 21, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Session improved by late evening in North America allowing a number of JT9 QSO’s to be completed; Geomagnetic conditions remain quiet but seem to lack spark in spite of nice DST values

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 20, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Improving evening propagation including transcontinental JT9 QSO between W7IUV and NO3M; Lots of ops looking for QSO’s but timing of activity may be too spread out; Trans-Atlantic and Pacific openings persist but down a bit from previous sessions – noise likely a factor; Big JA openings return for K9FD (/KH6)

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 19, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Solid trans-Atlantic openings during the evening but high QSB for domestic openings around North America with increasing QRN; Geoeffective coronal hole means more solar wind soon – will we see an enhancement?; Trans-Pacific openings hindered by strong storms in Oceania; Weekend begins with high activity

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 18, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

A few bright spots for the session but domestic openings were mostly flat in North America; Trans-Atlantic openings are impressive with several two-way reports using WSPR; Trans-Pacific openings continue to be plagued by strong storms in Oceania; W5EST presents: ”CW Recording of 630m QSB: W0RW Packs a Punch”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 17, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Slow start to session turns into another big night of two-way contacts on JT9 and CW as the band awakens and geomagnetic activity ramps-up

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 16, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Poor domestic openings but higher favorability in some longer-haul paths; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return with elevated solar wind velocities; Noise remains very high across the Pacific; W5EST presents: ”Whadda Ya Know! Serious 630m/2200m Info!”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 15, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Great start to the night with strong, stable signals and lots of activity but something changed with the geomagnetic field later in the evening; Strong early trans-Atlantic openings while trans-Pacific openings lagged behind; One month anniversary of being on the air under Part-97 and it was a pretty strong showing; W5EST presents: ”Some 630m TX Loop Antennas and Concepts”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 14, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Operator lists detailing stations that are two-way QSO-capable can be viewed here. Spot stations calling CQ [...]

Band slow to develop but good evening propagation as the veil of higher latitude absorption lifts a bit while deep QSB remains high – KL7L reports aurora this morning, however; Trans-Atlantic openings return along the East coast; Trans-Pacific openings OK but noise remains problem in Oceania; VK4YB’s JT9 heard by several in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 13, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Decent session with many interesting QSO’s completed in the Berlin Treaty special event including activity by memorial ship WW2LST and cross band activity at NO3M and VE7CNF; Elevated absorption for some at higher latitude; More record high band activity reported during the evening and overnight; PE5T seeks northeastern NA station for CW QSO; No clear consensus yet for CW calling frequency

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 12, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Another weird night of propagation as unsettled conditions continue but a few periods of high activity observed on JT9 and CW; VK4YB’s JT9 reported by many North Americans but increasing noise in VK doesn’t permit a QSO; Evening crossband CW at W0RW; Anyone have a problem with designating 472.5 kHz as the CW calling frequency for NA?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 11, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Weird and unstable propagation punctuates unsettled session but great activity with a few notable benchmarks including K9FD (/KH6) -> K2BLA on JT9 and more than 100 WSPR stations reporting K5DNL; ARRL excludes (for now) 472 kHz and 137 kHz from 2018 Grid Operating Event but there is time to fix this and you can help!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 10, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Improved band conditions on North and South paths and at least one transcontinental QSO reported at mid-latitudes; Fewer trans-Atlantic openings observed but they continue in spite of elevated absorption; Trans-Pacific openings extend to the Midwest; NU6O’s JT9 reported by JR1IZM

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 9, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Very poor evening propagation as G1 (now G2) storm begins, exceeding forecast; Morning propagation moderately better for some but session QSO count remains low; New 630-meter reverse beacon nodes, W3OA and N9XG, active during this session; W5EST presents: ”Codec-2 for 630m Digital Voice?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 8, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Amazing evening openings and activity on CW and JT9 as geomagnetic field and terrestrial weather were extremely quiet in North America; A few difficult high latitude openings observed near the auroral oval; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific both look pretty good ahead of active geomagnetic field; Big night for K9FD (/KH6) on path to JA using WSPR – might a JT9 QSO be likely in the future?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 7, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

‘Horrible QRN’ blanketed North America during the evening so no repeat of the previous session but morning conditions were a significant improvement; Geomagnetic storm conditions may be returning – will we see an onset enhancement?; W5EST presents: ”Is There a 630m Voice Mode Distance Barrier?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 6, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Evening CW explosion in North America sounds like a QSO party with big signals, mostly low noise, and wild QSB; K2BLA takes maiden voyage with new CW transmitter; Big night for trans-Atlantic openings but high noise impacts trans-Pacific reports in Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 5, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Decent propagation in spite of very high noise in North America; VK4YB JT9 QSO with K9FD (/KH6); K0KE QRV CW while testing Friday evening

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 4, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Tough band conditions for North America as storms leave band sounding like Summer; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return but almost feels like storm levels without the onset enhancement; Good evening and morning on CW for KK7UV; VK4YB and NO3M coordinate JT9 listening in hopes of a favorable opening; W5EST presents: ”Dive Deeper into 630m Voice Modes: Part 2”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 3, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Excellent session with very quiet terrestrial conditions and just enough spark with the geomagnetic field to result in big transcontinental, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings on a variety of modes including KL7L <-> W0YSE, VE7VV, W7IUV on JT9 and KB5NJD <-> VE7SL, VE7CNF on CW; KC4SIT -> EA8BFK first time WSPR reports; W5EST presents: ”Dive Deeper into 630m Voice Modes”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 2, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

‘Good CW night’ on 630-meters as terrestrial and geomagnetic conditions continue at quiet levels; NO3M makes a push for QSO activity with Europe – who will step up and make it reality?; Noise improving in Oceania but now noisy in KH6 and JA; W5EST presents: ”A Slow Voice Phone Mode: What Emission Type?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for November 1, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Band was a moving target as openings shifted around rapidly but propagation was definitely good for transcontinental, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic paths; While very quiet in North America, noise remains a major limiting factor in Oceania; W5EST presents: ”Case Study: A 630m/2200m Slow-Voice Phone Mode”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 31, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode-specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this list. [...]

Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue but noisier in East and big storms continue to impact Oceania; Trans-Atlantic paths continue to produce results for several stations and transcontinental openings continue to prevail as QSB remains fast; GMSK activity night in Pacific Northwest; W5EST presents: ”630m Voice, Anyone?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 30, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Historic CW QSO’s completed between NO3M and K9FD (/KH6); Good propagation and very quiet band conditions for North America but strong storms in Oceania shut down many common trans-Pacific paths; A few trans-Atlantic openings centered in the Northeast

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 29, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Very quiet band conditions for North America and good (but very QSB!) propagation resulted in a very interesting and active evening; KL7L completes JT9 QSO’s with VE7SL and K9FD (/KH6); Solid propagation this morning as quiet conditions continued; QRN impeded many reports in Oceania but VK4YB was heard as far east as KU4XR; Good night for French stations on trans-Atlantic paths to and from North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 28, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Quiet to unsettled geomagnetic conditions overnight with missing trans-Atlantic openings and great trans-Pacific openings; Domestic paths were open in very quiet North America but everyone is on a different operating schedule

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 27, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Excellent propagation and very low noise for North America; Very high noise reported in Oceania for a second night; VE7SL returns to MF activity for first time since band opens for US and completes transcontinental JT9 QSO’s; Big crystal-controlled CW signal from K4EJQ on 472.3 kHz

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 26, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Poor propagation from on going geomagnetic storm had a major impact on reports and QSO’s; Trans-Atlantic openings take a hit but a few openings persist; High noise in Oceania gives the impression of closed trans-Pacific paths; W5EST presents: ”MF/LF RX Antenna Coupling in the Midst of Local Noise”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 25, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Low noise for many, high noise for some and geomagnetic enhancements meant a mixed bag but many QSO’s were completed and a few trans-Atlantic and Pacific openings reported; Several new CW operators QRV and completing two-way QSO’s including daytime contact between NO3M and K8TV; Big JA opening for KL7L at onset of geomagnetic storm conditions; W5EST presents: ”Toroid Connections for 630m RX Antenna”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 24, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Low noise and good propagation result in JT9 QSO between VK4YB and KL7L; KL7L <-> W7IUV on JT9; First CW QSO between North America and Hawaii for VE7CNF and K9FD; Great trans-Atlantic openings including W3LPL -> G8HUH for Frank’s first trans-Atlantic report

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 23, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Good propagation but poor listening conditions due to strong storms in the central US; Good trans-Atlantic openings for the East coast; KL7L testing station for QSO modes – now we need a quieter night

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 22, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Band openings are moving targets as QSB remains active but many good openings observed including JT9 QSO between W7IUV and VK4YB; Trans-Atlantic reports heat up again for AA1A and ZF1EJ; Noise remains unseasonably high as storm system marches across North America; More good openings around the Pacific rim including KL7L -> JA1PKG/2; W3LPL reports first time decodes in KH6

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 21, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

More long haul JT9 QSO’s, this time NU6O and K9FD (/KH6) work VK4YB, in spite of poor propagation and band conditions as unsettled geomagnetic conditions return; Strong storms in the Gulf of Mexico and Texas making listening tough for many; ZF1EJ -> EA8BFK; Alternating trans-Pacific openings for Asia, Oceania, Hawaii and Alaska; W5EST presents ”Does 630m Ever Exceed E-Region Maximum Usable Frequency?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 20, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s? Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Noisy band conditions and flat propagation dominate this session; QSB is fast and plentiful; Geomagnetic field changes are on the horizon again; KL7L -> TNUKJPM in Japan using WSPR2; WE2X and K1GRO complete first QSO’s

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 19, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.   HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s?  Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Lower noise and quieter geomagnetic conditions overnight allowing many QSO’s although QSB was present and very fast again; K9FD (KH6) gives many JT9 QSO’s; More trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific WSPR reports; KM3T is the latest addition to growing number of 630-meter Reverse Beacon Network nodes; W5EST presents: ”The Curious Case of Missing dB in VK4YB’s Path from KH6 to VE6”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 18, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.   HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO’s?  Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Another historic session as W7IUV completes a two-way JT9 QSO with VK4YB at a distance of 12002 km; Slow start for openings in the evening in spite of relatively quiet band conditions but session finishes strong this morning; ZF1EJ -> G8HUH, AA1A -> EA8BFK on WSPR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 17, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Curious about who is on the air making two-way QSO's?  Roger, VE7VV, is maintaining this [...]

Great start to ham activity on 630-meters as the ‘official’ opening night arrives; Fast QSB and noise were the dominant features impacting QSO’s but it made for an interesting night; A few trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific WSPR reports were registered as new stations find their footing on the band.

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 16, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.   HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Blog administrative note:  As we transition to amateur activity on 630-meters, more of my focus [...]

Stormy terrestrial and space weather conditions impact many stations but some are rewarded for efforts; KHP receive WSPR2 – Maybe K6KPH QRV soon?; Good openings for VK4YB to Japan; K2BLA reports first 630m DX with ZF1EJ JT9 QSO; Opening night in US for everyone else is tonight! Don’t forget about the JARL’s 630-meter awards program!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 15, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.   HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Blog administrative note:  As we transition to amateur activity on 630-meters, more of my focus [...]

Night one of opening weekend on 630-meters for many lucky operators which just happened to coincide with high QRN and a G2 geomagnetic storm; Many CW and digital QSO’s completed under part-97 rules; Relatively good trans-Pacific openings including WH2XXP -> JA1NQI/2, JA1PKG, JE1JDL; W1TAG/1 reports Europeans on WSPR; W5EST presents: ”Trans-Pacific Northeast Path Trios”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 14, 2016 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here.   HERE are a  few mode specific comments addressing where modes are located now and probably where they are best placed in the future Blog administrative note:  As we transition to amateur activity on 630-meters, more of my focus [...]

In spite of continued G1 storm conditions impacting some high latitude paths, good night for trans-Pacific reports including first time reports of VK4YB at W0JW; Trans-Atlantic paths favored low latitude paths between North America and EA8; Nice sunrise peak results in two-way CW QSO between WH2XZO and WG2XIQ

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 13, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

VK4YB experienced a good night of reports across North America as geomagnetic storm conditions and elevated solar wind velocities continue; QRP CW Skimmer reports for several on RBN; Generally good domestic propagation but a bit noisy in some areas; W5EST presents: ”How Equatorial Path Loss Can Be So Low”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 12, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

G1 storm levels return this morning after noisy night of decent propagation; WD2XSH/17 had good night of trans-Atlantic openings before the bottom fell out; Great night for G3XBM; WH2XZO and WG2XSV success with Reverse Beacon Network reports; VO1NA QRSS10 -> DK7FC, PA0RDT; Great JA opening for WH2XCR; W5EST presents: ”Putting in the Numbers: W/VE-KH6-VK/ZL”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 11, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

High noise and propagation backslides a bit but WE2XPQ-> JA1NQI, JH3XCU, JE1JDL; WH2XGP, WI2XBQ -> JA1NQI; Also reasonable openings for VK, KH6 -> JA; WG2XXM experiences good results at QRP TPO; More FT8 in Europe

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 10, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Talk of “best night ever” from many stations as trans-Pacific paths result in big openings between North America and Asia / Oceania in spite of reported high noise. Another night of trans-Atlantic openings for two East coast stations; The night G3KEV discovered FT8; More new CW skimmer activity observed

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 9, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Best domestic openings of the season in North America; Trans-Pacific openings impacted by high noise and storms in Oceania; Trans-Atlantic openings on a roll for WG2XKA and WD2XSH/17; Nice reports of VO1NA QRSS10 in Europe; Epic session of Reverse Beacon Network reports; Two-way path between 7L1RLL and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 8, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Very high noise level reported in North America and Oceania so many trans-Pacific openings were covered up; WD2XSH/17 experienced a good night of trans-Atlantic reports; VO1NA QRSS10 -> F6CNI, PA0RDT; W5EST presents: ”Hidden Assumptions When Subtracting Peak SNRs”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 7, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]

Best trans-Atlantic openings so far this season while trans-Pacific openings fail to produce many results; Noisy night in North America and parts of Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for October 6, 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 coordination in these bands near your QTH.  While amateur interference to PLC systems is a myth and PLC systems are [...]