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Pretty good domestic propagation as geomagnetic conditions remain quiet; Salt water makes the difference for WG2XSV; Trans-Pacific openings hang on but path between VK and JA is weak; Lots of daylight at WE2XPQ in Alaska

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 6, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Another night of average domestic propagation as geomagnetic conditions appear to be mounting a recovery; Numerous transcontinental openings reported; Trans-Pacific path opens between North America and Oceania and Oceania and Asia

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 5, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Geomagnetic conditions reach unsettled levels again as seasonal storms in North America are more wide spread and impact band activity; Trans-Pacific paths to North America are cut off but VK4YB -> JA1NQI/2, JA3TVF, JH3XCU; More SSB in Oceania

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 4, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Reasonably good band activity for a night that was marred by storm noise; Trans-Pacific openings return with WH2XXP –> VK4YB, VK2XGJ; VK4YB -> JA3TVF, JA1NQI/2, JH3XCU, TNUKJPM; First two-way turned three-way SSB QSO for VK2ABT, VK4YB and VK3HP

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 3, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Wildly varying and even ‘Bizarre conditions’ reported over night after a brief daytime geomagnetic disturbance; The North American noise profile continues to look the same; Trans-Pacific openings cut off between Oceania and North America and Oceania and Asia; Late reports for WH2XCR at VK4YB

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 2, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Quiet geomagnetic conditions and ‘OK’ propagation but more storm noise in parts of North America as the southern hemisphere turns to Winter and trans-Pacific openings hang on for another night; Some areas reporting best S/N in weeks

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for June 1, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Average to below average domestic propagation with relatively high noise in many areas of North America as geomagnetic conditions return to quiet levels; VK4YB presents, ”The VK4YB 630m ‘Bottom Hat’ Vertical Antenna”

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 31, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Average domestic propagation as geomagnetic field relaxes although storms dotted North America; W5EST presents ‘WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN NORTHEAST 630M DURING 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE?’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 30, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Kp drops below storm levels but the damage has already been done; More big storms in North America results in a bumpy session; WH2XGP -> VK4YB

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 29, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Rough night as geomagnetic conditions drop to levels not seen in a long time but VK4YB -> JA, WH2XGP

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 28, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Quiet geomagnetic conditions but only average propagation and a few concentrated areas of storms increased noise in North America; VK4YB -> JA continues

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 27, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Average propagation with a few transcontinental and trans-Pacific openings; W5EST presents ‘REMARKABLE OR-SD 630m PATH TO E-REGION: 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 26, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

A better session overall with numerous transcontinental openings reported; Openings between North America and Oceania continue to be closed but VK -> JA, KH6 continues; VK4YB presents ‘The Mackerel Sky’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 25, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Geomagnetic conditions sending mixed messages but terrestrial weather leaves the band with more seasonal noise; A few transcontinental openings in North America; W5EST presents, ‘AZ-WA 630m PATH SIMULATION FOR 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 24, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Average-to-depressed band conditions continue but some transcontinental openings observed; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ; JH3XCU awarded JARL 475 kHz-10 award; W5EST presents ‘PACIFIC NW 630m PATH SIMULATION FOR 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 23, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Continued improvements for domestic openings; Trans-Pacific openings were slow to develop and were limited to path between VK and JA; W5EST presents ‘VIEWPOINT: HOW WILL 630M RF PATHS BEHAVE IN THE 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE?’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 22, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Better night on the air in spite of high-speed solar wind and more terrestrial storms in the southern and midwestern US; Trans-Pacific path between Oceania and North America returns and VK -> JA path continues to produce results

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 21, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return as more strong storms plague the central US; VK -> JA openings are robust! Meager North and South openings continue to dominate North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 20, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Poor night as noisy storms range from West Texas to New England and points North; Single transcontinental opening reported as eastern two-thirds of North America is largely shut out; West coast was better

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 19, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Domestic openings improve a bit while trans-Pacific openings to North America slide again; VK -> JA, KH6 remains relatively solid; DST values crater and geomagnetic field reaches unsettled levels

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 18, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed “considerate operators” frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

More big noise in North America but some long haul paths improve as domestic openings were mixed

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 17, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.  Click here to view the proposed "considerate operators" frequency usage guide for 630-meters under Part-97 rules that was developed [...]

Worst session in quite some time and the geomagnetic field has not reached storm levels yet!; VK -> JA path minimally open but openings to North America are closed; Solid openings between KH6 and VK

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 16, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. What a difference a year (and a day) makes!  This session was characterized by high noise from a major [...]

Another night of ‘pretty good’ domestic openings; Less prolific trans-Pacific openings but path between VK and JA, KH6 continues to perform reliably

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 15, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. There were fewer storms in and around North America during this session but I noticed during the evening that [...]

Relatively good domestic session with improved activity; A few more trans-Pacific openings and reasonable path between VK and JA

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 14, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. There were three primary weather related noise sources during this session:  one located in the north central region of [...]

Weird night that favored domestic openings; Great openings between VK and JA; We have a winner for the MF Solution drawing!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 13, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. The MF Solutions transmit converter giveaway is over and WE HAVE A WINNER!  John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, provides the [...]

Wild, roller coaster propagation for North America with a variety of Summer noises reported still resulted in a pretty good session for May; DF2JP returns to MF with Hellschreiber; Solid openings between KH6 and Oceania; MF Solutions transmit converter giveaway registration ends tonight, drawing tomorrow – REGISTER NOW

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 12, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO WIN A MF Solutions 630-meter transmit downconverter!  Details and rules for [...]

Very active night of storms in North America complicates on air activity for many; Trans-Pacific path slightly better than previous session but not by much; K4SV files Part-5 application in recent days to get a jump on Part-97 implementation

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 11, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue but VK4YB reports ‘near collapse’ of trans-Pacific propagation while path from VK to JA continues to buzz; Weak signals reported around North America;W5EST presents ‘PART 5: 630M ON-TRACK vs. CROSS-TRACK IN AUGUST 21, 2017, SOLAR ECLIPSE’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 10, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Early JA reports for VK4YB but weaker early path to North America; Interesting daytime openings for WG2XSV; Average night of domestic openings for North America

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 9, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Propagation maybe a little down from the previous session as DST values move back into the red; Slightly noisier night in North America as western storms organize further; Trans-Pacific paths remain fickle but open

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 8, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Slightly elevated geomagnetic activity overnight as noise conditions varied significantly; More VK4YB -> ZF1EJ plus good VK openings to JA; Good openings between WH2XCR and Oceania although path to JA remains closed

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 7, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes.   As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for [...]

‘Strange conditions’ reported overnight as quiet geomagnetic conditions return; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ first time report!; Great openings on VK -> JA path; MF Solutions drawing registration open until May 12 with drawing on May 13!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 6, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Geomagnetic spike to unsettled levels during the early evening; Stormy conditions in Pacific Northwest and coastal Southeast; W5EST presents ‘PART 2: 630M SNRs DURING THE AUGUST 21, 2017, SOLAR ECLIPSE’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

 The details for May 5, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Quiet geomagnetic conditions but high QRN from gulf coast storms; Trans-Pacific openings continue to produce results; Trans-Atlantic paths remain closed; W5EST presents ‘AUGUST 21, 2017, SOLAR ECLIPSE: BIG 630M OPPORTUNITY’

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 4, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

‘Best night in a couple of weeks’ reported in North America as quiet geomagnetic conditions continue

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 3, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Better domestic propagation for North America and improving trans-Pacific openings as high noise moves to the East coast; W5EST presents ‘LATE APRIL: 630M PRE-SUNRISE ENHANCEMENTS WITH XXP TRANSMITTER’; MF solutions transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration in progress – REGISTER NOW!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 2, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

Stable, quiet geomagnetic conditions but just an average night for domestic openings, no trans-Atlantic openings and generally poor to weak trans-Pacific openings; W5EST presents, ‘630M PRE-SUNRISE ENHANCEMENTS: HOW SOON MIGHT THEY START PRE-SR?’; MF solutions transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration in progress – REGISTER NOW!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for May 1, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. As reported yesterday, John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, of MF Solutions will soon hold a drawing and giveaway for one [...]

More strong storms in Central and Midwestern US creating problems for operators in the eastern half of North America; Situation only moderately better in the West where trans-Pacific paths struggle to hang on; MF Solution transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration period is open!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The details for April 30, 2016 can be viewed here. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Neither 630-meters nor 2200-meters are open to amateurs in the US yet.  Please continue to be patient and let the FCC finish their processes. This session was another night with a "skeleton crew" on duty as the eastern half of the US was [...]

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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

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

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

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