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OFF AIR for storms, probably for much of the week if the forecast holds

630 Meters

Decent night for transcontinental openings in North America including some observation of longer JT modes by N1VF and NO3M between software crashes; VO1NA -> F4DTL using QRSS10; WSQ settles on a workable watering hole frequency; Trans-Atlantic openings favored the East coast down into lower latitudes;

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 22, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

A bias-T powered receive antenna preamp – by Tom Mills, WB4JWM

– Posted in: 630 Meter Instructional Topics, 630 Meters

Tom, WB4JWM, submitted these receive antenna preamp details following some recent discussions.  Tom indicates that he has had no problem with the transistor burning out due to the transmitting antenna being only 50 foot away from the receive antenna but he noted that he is using back-to-back diodes on the output of T1 to be [...]

Trans-Atlantic openings were down, favoring lower latitude paths; Domestic openings mostly favored North and South paths but a few transcontinental opening slipped in for some North American stations; KC3OL and K5DN complete their first WSQ QSO; Trans-African paths between Europe and Reunion island return; Trans-Pacific paths continue to struggle

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 21, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

‘Weird propagation’ reported by many with limited transcontinental openings but North and South paths did well, including 1-watt TPO JT9 QSO’s for K1YQP/6 along the West coast; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths reported to be down compared to recent sessions as high noise and unsettled geomagnetic conditions continue; W5EST presents: ”N.America-to-Norway: LA2XPA 630m Reception on 7 Top Winter Days”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 20, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Noisy band conditions across North America and Oceania; Good domestic propagation and strong signals early in session; Geomagnetic field active following G1 storm spike overnight; Storms in KH6 keep K9FD and KL7L/KH6 in dry dock but NC0B reports remote JT9 from KL7L in Alaska; Another great night for reporting in Japan

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 19, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Another strong session with a number of QSO’s completed in North America; KU4XR takes his maiden voyage using WSPR; JT9 from NC0B seen by VK4YB but no QSO on this noisy night in Oceania; K9FD reported WSQ2 from W0YSE; Trans-African path remains open with G3KEV -> FR5DH; W5EST presents: ”Part 2: 630m Sensitive Receivers Pulled in 20mW LA2XPA”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 18, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

High activity as K4SV and K5DN operate JT9, providing many initial QSO’s; Good transcontinental openings reported during the evening; Trans-Pacific openings extend into the Southeastern US; W5EST presents: ”630m Sensitive Receivers Pulled in 20mW LA2XPA”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 17, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Weird night for 630 meters as elevated geomagnetic conditions negatively impact some domestic and trans-Atlantic openings; Western propagation was far better than that in the East although a few transcontinental openings were observed; Decent trans-Pacific openings in spite of elevated noise in Oceania including solid openings to Japan for many

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 16, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Good night for transcontinental openings as W0YSE in Washington works K9KFR in Indiana for a new state; LA2XPA makes his first transmissions using WSPR – we all hope he tries JT9 soon; Geomagnetic conditions are slightly more active as weak shock wave passes Earth; Great trans-Atlantic openings reported but high QSB during the evening; Decent trans-Pacific openings for KL7L and K9FD; Storms challenge VK4YB; Strong openings to JA from several western stations in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 15, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Big night for trans-Atlantic JT9 QSO’s with openings extending into the Midwest; KN1H was QRV using CW, working NO3M for a new state; EA5DOM -> FR5DH; A few WSPRnet access problems this morning limit trans-Atlantic WSPR reporting but there were many tremendous openings; Average night of trans-Pacific openings but many were noise limited

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 14, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Very good propagation including PA0A -> UA0SNV and trans-Atlantic JT9 QSO’s for N1BUG and NO3M; Strong transcontinental openings including W0YSE -> KC3OL using WSQ; K9FD returns to air and average trans-Pacific propagation; G0MRF, G3KEV, IW4DXW -> FR5DH; KR7O testing QRSS3

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 13, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Solid trans-Atlantic openings favored the East to West paths again; Some average to below average trans-Pacific openings but huge night for KL7L to ‘lower 48’; DK7FC, G3KEV -> FR5DH; Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue and DST improves through this session; W0YSE finds success with WSQ, working VE7BDQ and N1VF

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 12, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Very poor session with ‘selective’ propagation as northeastern stations attempt another night of trans-Atlantic JT9 tests; East -> West trans-Atlantic paths dominated the early part of the session; QSB was brutal once again; Trans-Pacific paths were impacted by noise and antenna damage at VK4YB; KL7L -> JA path opens this morning

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 11, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Luck finally runs out with trans-Atlantic JT9 tests as band goes flat and ‘toggle-switch’ QSB prevails; Average trans-Pacific openings while one-way trans-Atlantic openings shift during the session; Flat domestic propagation and fast QSB complicate operating for North America; N2BJW makes first reported QSO’s using JT9

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 10, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Very strong session for JT9 in North America and Europe as N1BUG and NO3M work G3KEV again and a number of North American stations are heard ”across the pond”; Many other’s make attempts for trans-Atlantic QSO’s; ”Toggle-switch” QSB dominated the session and path reciprocity took a lot of patience to find; Great transcontinental openings and a number of stations work new states; EA5DOM -> FR5DH; Trans-Pacific paths remain pretty good but are noise limited.

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 9, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Second night of the coordinated trans-Atlantic JT9 test was a success: N1BUG and NO3M work G3KEV; NO3M works a tough bonus QSO with KL7L for a new state overnight; Early QSB smoothed out with many late trans-Atlantic openings; LA2XPA reports many JT9 signals include W7IUV on a very difficult path; Quiet geomagnetic conditions – will this continue?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 8, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

First JT9 QSO’s from Alabama as N4WLO takes to air; Early evening organized trans-Atlantic tests are underway but did a JT9 QSO occur?; LA8AV -> FR5DH as these long openings across Africa continue; High storm noise in the southern parts of North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 7, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Really strong session in spite of deep QSB through the evening; Trans-Atlantic openings stabilize later in the evening but early evening in North America was hit or miss; Great return for FR5DH on trans-Africa path with nine Europeans reported; ZF1EJ has strongest session yet on trans-Atlantic paths and transcontinental path to KL7L; More WSQCall in the Pacific Northwest; Trans-Pacific paths remain consistent; W5EST presents: ”Can You Re-Use Existing Structures at Your QTH to Get LF/MF Antenna?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 6, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Incomplete report today: Deep QSB but a number of QSO’s reported with JT9 and CW; Great trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings reported; JT9 trans-Atlantic activity night set for 2300-0100z TONIGHT!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 5, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Good trans-Pacific openings allow VK4YB to share first time two-way reports with KR6LA and N1VF; Reasonably good trans-Atlantic propagation continues; KL7L returns to air after beginning antenna repairs following recent wind storm; First time WSQCall QSO for K1UTI with WB4JWM

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 4, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Strong trans-Atlantic openings continue including K5DNL in Oklahoma receiving reports from seven European stations at low power; Comparably strong trans-Pacific session between North America and Oceania; WSQCall reports along the West coast of North America into Alaska; Two-way reports between ZF1EJ and G8HUH; K9KFR completed solid CW QSO with W0RW

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 3, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

N9EGT returns to JT9, providing a new grid for several stations; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings reach into the south central US; CW from VO1NA reported by G0MRF; WSQCall in the British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest reported by W0YSE; W5EST presents: ”Image the Magnetosphere, Yes. What About the 630m Ionosphere?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 2, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Deep QSB early in the evening but quiet conditions resulted in many contacts being completed including first time CW QSO for KW7T with W0RW; Trans-Atlantic openings extend to Caribbean and South America; More ‘FSQCall’ in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest; W5EST presents: ”Figure More Antenna Performances: Interpret Software Models”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 1, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Good activity and plentiful domestic openings during the evening while trans-Atlantic paths regressed a bit; Noise on the increase in North America while conditions improve significantly in Australia

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 31, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Transcontinental openings reported by KR7O in spite of elevated noise; K2BLA reported a number of JT9 QSO’s while K9MRI worked K8TV on CW; W0YSE and VE7VV completed QSOs using CW, GMSK, WSQ and FSQ; Decent trans-Atlantic openings including G0MRF -> YV7MAE, ZF1EJ and ZF1EJ -> LA2XPA; VK4YB reported improved noise conditions while KL7L reported antenna damage from wind

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 30, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Geomagnetic conditions were pretty good but noise had a big impact on domestic operating; Some transcontinental openings yielded one-way results; Trans-Atlantic openings remain plentiful but reports were down; Trans-Pacific paths remain down, likely due, in part, to noise; KE7A completes first reported CW QSO; NC0B analyzes dynamic range of WSJTx and IC7300; N6LF re-releases chapter on tuning inductor design

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 29, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Dynamic Range tests of WSJT X and WSPR on 630m using AGC with IC-7300 – By Rob Sherwood, NC0B

– Posted in: 630 Meter Instructional Topics, 630 Meters

From time to time I host documents that are developed by engineers and amateurs that are intended to improve the MF and LF arts.  What follows is one such document, submitted by Rob Sherwood, NC0B, of Sherwood Engineering. Dynamic Range tests of WSJT X and WSPR on 630m using AGC with IC-7300 Rob Sherwood, NC0B [...]

Another good night of propagation in North America in spite of elevated noise; Trans-Atlantic openings favor higher latitudes but G0MRF -> YV7MAE; Good night for KL7L, receiving numerous reports from JA and VK4 in spite of high noise in Australia; VK -> North America remains open through short nights in Oceania; K2BLA invites WSPR stations to try a JT9 QSO

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 28, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Surprisingly strong domestic session with high activity in North America including QSO’s for new station WB3AVN; Trans-Atlantic openings favored higher latitudes compared to recent sessions; Trans-Pacific openings are typical for the season including continued strong openings between KL7L and Japan

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 27, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Poor band conditions and weak overall propagation reported in the East, improving later in the evening in the West allowing a few transcontinental openings; KJ6KO looking for JT9 QSO’s!; VE3CIQ completes first 630 meter CW QSO with WA3ETD; K0KE and WA1OJN show that patience and tenacity can yield long domestic QSO’s under even poor conditions; Strong trans-Atlantic openings and decent trans-Pacific openings reported including KL7L -> JA and VK -> North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 26, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Decent domestic evening propagation that may have been slightly enhanced from unsettled geomagnetic conditions; Trans-Atlantic openings were plentiful but off recent highs; Trans-Pacific WSPR openings extend into the Midwest

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 25, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Early band openings transform into a late evening slump in the East as the West picks up the slack revealing a few transcontinental openings; Decent trans-Atlantic openings but down a bit from recent sessions; Strong session for KL7L with early openings to the lower-48 and Japan in addition to ZF1EJ

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 24, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

More noise and deep QSB impact North American operating during this session; Robust trans-Atlantic openings continue; Average to slightly above average conditions on trans-Pacific paths; W5EST presents: ”LA2XPA Sunrise”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 23, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Extreme noise made what might have been an otherwise pretty good night poor for domestic activity; Trans-Atlantic openings were down a bit but favored North American stations reported in Europe; Trans-Pacific openings for KL7L, W7IUV and VK4YB; W5EST presents: ”630m QRP on Parade: Part 2”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 22, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Very strong session with transcontinental QSO’s and “toggle switch” QSB; N6LF makes a brief appearance, completing CW QSO’s with NO3M and W0YSE; Early JT9 QSO between NC0B and N1BUG; KJ6KO completes first reported QSO’s; Record trans-Atlantic openings reported for the eastern half of North America; Steady openings between Japan and KL7L; KL7L JT9 QSO’s with W7IUV and NU6O

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 21, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Good session in spite of deep QSB as geomagnetic field flirts with unsettled levels; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to stretch into the Caribbean and South America; W5EST presents: ”Searching for Post-Sunrise 630m SNR Peaks: K5DNL-w5est, 430km”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 20, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Strong late evening domestic activity in North America and many trans-Atlantic openings including EA5DOM -> YV7MAE which is likely the first report of Europe in South America on 630-meter WSPR; Geomagnetic activity is elevated with a geoeffective coronal hole; Significant improvements on Trans-Pacific paths including W7IUV -> VK4YB, JA1PKG and NU6O -> JA1PKG

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 19, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Another average night of decent domestic propagation and relatively quiet band conditions for many; Strong trans-Atlantic openings reported across the eastern half of North America; Be sure to listen for KW7T who has been QRV on CW

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 18, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Better domestic session particularly in the East with slower QSB that lacked the depth of previous sessions; Many indicate good transcontinental openings; W4KZK makes first QSO’s using JT9; Strong trans-Atlantic openings persist while path between JA and KH6, KL7, and VK improves again; W5EST presents: ”Compare Deep Decode WSJT-X vs. Waterfall of WSPR-X”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 17, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

More of the same for North America with strong trans-Atlantic openings and numerous good domestic openings that experienced strong QSB; Trans-Pacific openings remain average; W5EST presents: ”Auto-Decode WSPR from its Decoder Waterfall”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 16, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Extraordinary night for trans-Atlantic openings including those from G0MRF who was reported deep into the US; Trans-Pacific openings were average; W0YSE and N6PIG/7 effectively use JT9 for free-form on air keyboard-to-keyboard chat

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 15, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Some paths were very good while others were attenuated – it just depended on where you were located and when you were on the air; Unanticipated G1 storm levels for a single reporting period but no defined onset enhancement was observed; Excellent trans-Atlantic openings prior to 0500z; Path to Japan from VK and KH6 remains open but KL7 was subject to high latitude absorption

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 14, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Great night in western North America, supporting many North and South openings including CW and JT9 for KL7L -> W0YSE, NC0B, K9FD, VE7CNF, N6PIG, VA7MM; Most evening activity in the East washed out by Atlantic storm noise; Trans-Atlantic openings are down but trans-Pacific paths between JA and KH6, KL7 and VK continue including JA3TVF -> K9FD

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 13, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Poor domestic propagation leaves many stuck in a rut but KL7L -> W1IR on a difficult, high latitude path observed; Numerous decent trans-Atlantic openings in the eastern half of North America are observed; Good trans-Pacific openings including two-way reports between JA1PKG and KL7, KH6; W5EST presents: ”630m QRP on Parade!”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 12, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Another lean night back East for domestic openings but a few active western stations trying to take advantage of openings using modes like GMSK and JT9; Many strong trans-Atlantic openings reaching into the central US again; Trans-Pacific openings are plentiful for stations in quiet locations including KL7, KH6 and JA; W5EST presents: ”Part 3: At Your 630m Station, When Does Sun First Increase D-Region RF Absorption?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 11, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Lower activity and higher noise in the East but a few QSO’s are reported; Western North America fares much better during the later evening; Good trans-Atlantic openings including central US -> EU; W5EST presents: ”Part 2: At Your 630m Station, When Does Sun First Increase D-Region RF Absorption?”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 10, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

Decent session for western portions of North America but the East remains ‘blah’ as Gulf noise complicates some weak signal operating; Trans-Atlantic openings favor higher latitudes in Europe likely due to noise in the South; Standard fare for the Pacific

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 09, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]

High noise and QSB plagued North American during this session but a few surprises were reported; A surprisingly high amount of activity in spite of relatively poor band conditions; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions ahead – will we see an enhancement at onset?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for January 08, 2017 can be viewed here. The UTC amateur registration database is here. Working grids for the first time in 2018? Be sure to upload your logs to LoTW so the 630m operators participating in the 2018 Grid Chase Event can receive credit. Details on LoTW can be viewed here. The [...]