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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 [...]

It was an obnoxious session of early Summer-like QRN; Propagation was good with trans-Atlantic and much improved trans-Pacific openings; Geomagnetic field continues to show signs of instability

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 10, 2016 can be viewed here. From my perspective here in Texas, this session was the noisiest of 2017.  That is not saying much as what we are observing will get a lot worse before it gets better again.  As I've been busy and not paying attention to weather reports much [...]

A few periods of unsettled geomagnetic conditions during the evening; Trans-Atlantic reports move South along coast and into Caribbean; Trans-Pacific openings improve; DF2JP short antenna experiment

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details from March 9, 2016 can be viewed here. QRN was relatively low in Texas in spite of big storms in Mexico during the evening and overnight period.  A few additional storms off of the southeastern coast of US and northeast Texas appeared by morning.  At best these storms provided the odd lightning crash [...]

Slight improvement for trans-Atlantic openings as noisy storm system moves into the southeastern US; Domestic openings reasonably good; Trans-Pacific openings to North America at least as good as the previous session; Geomagnetic conditions improve through the session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 8, 2016 can be viewed here. While storms persist in the South and East, lightning QRN appears to have been less of a player than the previous session for many stations.  That doesn't mean it was quiet for everyone but as far as lightning strikes are concerned, there were fewer during [...]

Trans-Atlantic reports completely cut off; Trans-Pacific paths open but less prolific than recent sessions; More unsettled and geomagnetic storm levels; Terrestrial storms in South Central US and Midwest and ice storm in the Northeast keep many stations QRT while noise makes listening tough for many in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 7, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was another perfect storm situation, so to speak, as geomagnetic storm levels were observed again and terrestrial storms increased QRN and lightning risk for transmitting and receiving stations alike.  Stations in the Northeast were subjected to another ice storm.   It seemed like [...]

Trans-Atlantic openings struggle although WD2XSH/17 receives a few 100 mW reports; Trans-Pacific openings begin early with much improved path to Oceania; Mystery signal on 477 reported in Europe; DF2JP kite antenna planned for tonight

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 6, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was characterized by continued quiet band conditions with propagation that seemed to favor domestic openings for most stations.  The path to Europe was down again on first look but trans-Pacific openings to Oceania have returned in a big way, possibly marking the season [...]

Domestic openings improve significantly but trans-Atlantic paths mostly cutoff; Trans-Pacific opening down from previous session but reports continue to hang on; High absorption reported in Alaska

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 5, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was better or worse depending on what you are looking for.  Domestic openings were definitely much better, perhaps returning to normal after the most recent geomagnetic event while trans-Atlantic and some of the trans-Pacific openings, particularly to Asia, were clearly impacted.  Noise in [...]

Geomagnetic storm conditions finally take a toll on trans-Atlantic openings for all but WD2XSH/17; Big openings to JA for WH2XXP; VK3HP first time reports at JH3XCU

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 4, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was generally quiet as far as lightning and terrestrial weather was concerned but around 0300z my noise floor increased and signals seemed to become erratic while a number of domestic reports increased significantly.  There were a few active storms in Mexico but most [...]

Strong geomagnetic storm conditions push trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings toward lower latitudes

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 3, 2016 can be viewed here. Most of the lightning QRN from the previous session was gone from North America during this session although I found that my normal S0 - S1 noise floor during the late afternoon was now S3 across the MF and LF spectrum.  These levels persisted through [...]

Profoundly disturbed geomagnetic conditions don’t disrupt all trans-Atlantic activity; QRN in the East decreases as storm system moves out to sea; Trans-Pacific openings favor path to JA as high QRN impacts openings to Oceania; Big aurora in Alaska

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 2, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise was improved here in Texas overnight but stations further East report that their noise levels remained at high levels with heavy rain and high winds further complicated their activities.  At least the lightning was less prolific than the previous session  based on lightning statistics. [...]

Aurora ramps up and geomagnetic field tanks as next geomagnetic storm takes hold; Midwestern terrestrial storms bring big QRN that sounded like Summer; PA0A, DJ0ABR -> UA0SNV

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for March 1, 2016 can be viewed here. This may have been the noisiest night of the year so far!   It seems that almost every station in North America was affected by this system in some way.  Given the amount of lightning that was present ( almost 10000 strikes in 12 hours! ) [...]

Just when you thought trans-Atlantic openings couldn’t improve any more; Trans-Pacific openings not too shabby either as North America –> Japan continues to be hot; WH2XGP <-> WG2XIQ JT9 QSO after a bit of a dry spell; Big storms in the coming days in KH6… Enhancements ahead or just QRN?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 28, 2016 can be viewed here.  Since there is no February 29 this year, February 29, 2016 details can be viewed here. It was good to be back on the air after the previous session "cried wolf".  I'm not complaining about the bad weather missing my QTH but I do hate [...]

More big trans-Atlantic openings including first time crossing for WI2XBV; TI3/W7RI and XE2EJ providing reports and hearing well; Trans-Pacific openings favored North America –> JA path over path to Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details from February 27, 2016 can be viewed here. It always works out when the really big openings occur and DST is elevated that there are storms here that keep me and others off the air.  But its good to see other stations finding success and the big DX reports are good for what [...]

Solid night on trans-Atlantic paths in spite of weather QRT for some in Northeast; Active trans-Pacific path to JA and more ZL stations QRV in a single session than ever before?; Quiet band conditions for much of North America as geomagnetic activity continues to decrease; WA2XRM QRSS3 activity redux

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 26, 2016 can be viewed here.  For the bulk of North America this seems to have been a quiet session.  There were storms in the Northeast which contributed to elevated noise for a few stations and even kept some stations off the air.  As last night was the second night of [...]

Geomagnetic conditions settle again and terrestrial noise ramps up again in the Midwest but propagation looked pretty good overnight; Gaps in QRN in Oceania allow a few reports on trans-Pacific paths; DF2JP kite antenna set for launch at sunset!; Softrock RX/TX LF/MF mod report from VE7VV; WA2XRM operational announcement

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 25, 2016, can be viewed here. It turned out to be a noisy night in North America but propagation was quite good nevertheless.  This would not have been a fun session for CW but JT9 and WSPR provided some insight into just how serviceable the band was under the high noise [...]

Geomagnetic storm conditions return but great trans-Atlantic openings ahead of storm; Good domestic propagation including transcontinental opening; Trans-Pacific openings were good but less robust than previous session

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details from February 24, 2016 can be viewed here. In spite of Midwestern storms during the evening and overnight, propagation was very good on domestic and trans-Atlantic paths and pretty good on trans-Pacific paths on the lead up to geomagnetic storm conditions.  Reports were lopsided once again, with the bulk of trans-Atlantic decodes coming [...]

More big openings to Europe in addition to several nice reports for several stations from EA8/LA3JJ; Trans-Pacific paths rebound after several days of depressed conditions; W5EST releases a compendium of contributors’ posts

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 23, 2016 can be viewed here. This was a very good, well rounded session with solid openings on both trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths.  Domestic openings also yielded great evening reports around North America and its too bad more station were not actively seeking contacts with others.  The band seemed to be [...]

Very active night of trans-Atlantic openings including first time reports for EA4GHB; MF from Turkey – TA4/G8SCU WSPR receive QRV; High winds and rain mean no kite antenna overnight at DF2JP; High latitude fast and deep QSB in North America during evening; WA9CGZ assigned WI2XSV – waiting for grant; Great transcontinental openings in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 22, 2016 can be viewed here. It was generally a quiet night on the ground in North America with great domestic band conditions in spite of a reporting period of unsettled geomagnetic conditions.  Paul, N1BUG, reported very fast and deep QSB around the time of this increased geomagnetic activity and noted [...]

Big night for trans-Atlantic reports from Central US and points East; DF2JP QRP kite antenna experiment is a great success; Trans-Pacific path diminishes as the session progresses

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 21, 2016 can be viewed here. The band was alive with many big openings on trans-Atlantic paths, some less common than others.  Several stations probably awoke to a nice surprise when reviewing their overnight data.  The noise level was very quiet here in Texas and the storms that had been here [...]

Lightning crashes and high noise across much of North America results in an average night at best; DF2JP kite antenna project is go tonight!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 20, 2016 can be viewed here. QRN was very bad for a number of stations, some of us were QRT due to the storms at the source while others were only hearing a bit of lightning in the distance.  It was a mixed bag.  It is difficult to assess just how [...]

Good transcontinental openings in North America and decreasing noise in Oceania make for a slightly above average session; Roller coast ride continues as trans-Atlantic numbers are down again; WH2XXP –> JR1IZM; Another kite antenna experiment forthcoming at DF2JP

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 19, 2016 can be viewed here. Much like the previous session I believe that this session was largely on auto-pilot for many stations due to the concurrent running of the ARRL DX CW contest.  While I only had time on Saturday to briefly listen to the QRN level here, the noise [...]

Average night for many stations around the South as high noise returns to parts of North America and Oceania; Very quiet conditions in Pacific Northwest and New England result in good transcontinental openings; Great trans-Atlantic openings for a few stations in New England

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 18, 2016, can be viewed here. It was probably a good session to have noisy, average band conditions and propagation due to this weekend's running of the ARRL DX CW contest.  Activity was relatively high but  many stations are probably spread a bit thin as they dig for DX stations in [...]

Unsettled conditions return but decent trans-Atlantic and domestic openings and ‘fair’ trans-Pacific openings; WE2XPQ –> XE2EJ; First time CW QSO between WI2XJQ and WG2XSV; KL7L/M in KH6 brief receive session from the beach yields good results

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 17, 2017 can be viewed here. QRN levels in North America were much improved during this session although a few "flare-ups" in the Gulf of Mexico appeared by morning.  Propagation was pretty good with nice trans-Atlantic openings and strong domestic coverage as unsettled geomagnetic conditions returned.  High QRN was reported in [...]

Very good propagation in North America but high QRN masked some signals; XE2EJ returns for a strong session, including reports for WH2XCR; WSPR15 activity at WD2XSH/15

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 16, 2016 can be viewed here. The band was very much open during the evening and while I commented to others in the ON4KST chat that the band was slow to open in the late afternoon compared to previous sessions, I think the problem all along was that the noise level [...]

Noise and bad weather shift to the Southeast as favorable geomagnetic conditions continue; Strong trans-Atlantic openings for many stations; Noise impacting reports in Oceania but path to North America is open; Strong openings to Asia from North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 15, 2016 can be viewed here. Noise in Texas was only mildly elevated overnight although reports from WH2XZO in South Carolina indicate storms and high QRN levels in the Southeast. Propagation seemed to be great with relatively early openings in full daylight which were much earlier and at higher signal levels [...]

Another good night for trans-Atlantic openings as geomagnetic field is very quiet and DST moves to positive levels; VK4YB –> WG2XSV first time report

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 14, 2016 can be viewed here. It seems like this session was pretty good in spite of storms in my region overnight, which kept me, WG2XXM and possible others off the air overnight.  Trans-Atlantic openings occurred throughout the eastern US and  Caribbean in addition to several very long haul openings for [...]

Trans-Atlantic openings return including high latitude western openings but QRN in Oceania makes trans-Pacific path from North America to Australia tough; Great transcontinental openings in the evening from the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details from February 13, 2016 can be viewed here. It was a noisier night in North America and it was definitely noisier here in Texas.  Of course I am comparing band conditions to the previous night, which was possibly the quietest night this year and maybe even this season.  Trans-Atlantic openings returned including a [...]

Great openings in and around North America during the evening and overnight but why not more trans-Atlantic openings?; Trans-Pacific path yields first ever report including VE7SL –> JA1NQI plus other regulars; XE2EJ listening for the first time and providing reports to North America; Evening JT9 and CW fun for a number of stations taking advantage of long band openings

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 12, 2016 can be viewed here. The evening brought very strong openings and quiet band conditions to North America, allowing a number of unlikely two-way contacts to be completed with strong signals.  This noise floor was what I expect for 630-meters this time of year but it has largely been absent [...]

Mixed reviews on the session but DK7FC –> WI2XFI and VK4YB –> WG2XIQ; QRN high in Oceania and Pacific, making JT9 QSO attempt between VK4YB and JR1IZM difficult; Trans-Pacific path very much open, however; A little evening CW and JT9 during the evening in North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February, 11, 2016 can be viewed here. I thought that this was a decent session where the noise floor was low and signals were strong through the evening.  A number of transcontinental signals were reported as well as two-way reports with WH2XCR in Hawaii.  The fact that Merv heard anyone last night [...]

QRN decreased significantly for most stations and geomagnetic conditions are stable and quiet but the session was average at best

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for February 10, 2016 can be viewed here. I felt that this session was average at best.  There were some highlights that seem logical for the quiet geomagnetic and terrestrial conditions observed but other openings that should have developed never did.  At least the big storms creating QRN problems for so many have [...]

Generally strong domestic propagation and band conditions but noise remains a player in East; Limited trans-Atlantic openings but trans-Pacific openings continue to provide results even if reports are impacted

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The report from February 9, 2016 can be viewed here. It was another noisy session here in Texas although it was improved over the previous session.  Stations were dealing with lightning-rich storms in the southeastern US while stations in the northeastern US were experiencing antenna icing and precipitation static.  In both cases, there were a [...]

Very high noise for the eastern half of North America; Quieter geomagnetic conditions with significant improvement for trans-Pacific paths but fewer trans-Atlantic openings reported; More JT9 QSO attempts between VK4YB and JR1IZM

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The summary for February 8, 2016 can be viewed here. Unlike the previous session where the noise started to be a problem overnight, it was noisy before it was dark here in Texas during this session as storms in the Midwest  and Southeast progressed and expanded as they moved out to sea.  It's all a [...]

Decent propagation in spite of unsettled geomagnetic conditions plus big terrestrial storms in the Midwest; Trans-Pacific openings shift to lower latitudes; JT9 QSO attempt between VK4YB and JR1IZM; Strong JA activity for WE2XPQ and WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The summary from February 7, 2016 can be viewed here.  It was a very noisy overnight and early morning in North America as a storm system popped up almost out of no where in the Midwest.  I admit that this one caught me be surprised as I had not seen any national weather reports in [...]

Good-to-average session as geomagnetic conditions continue to calm; Much of the same for domestic, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings; KL7L/KH6 continues to experience high noise but WE2XPQ experiences another strong night; Nice JA and VK openings for WH2XCR

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The summary from February 6, 2016 can be viewed here. This session was pretty much middle of the road with good domestic conditions and continued coverage on trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths.  Noise was not a real issue here although there were storms to the East in Mississippi.  There were Atlantic storms during the evening and [...]

Crazy night on 472 – The 2nd annual Midwinter 630-meter activity night redux!; WSPR activity nears all-time high as weird trans-Pacific openings abound

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The summary from February 5, 2016 can be viewed here. How does one begin to describe a session like this one? In past events I've called them a "three-ring circus" and that's probably as good as it's going to get this time as well.  There was a lot to do during the session, ranging from [...]