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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

OFF AIR but QRV after dark tonigth

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1015z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

Dicey space weather didn’t totally spoil the fun!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The overnight session was very active in spite of a series of solar flares, solar wind, and at least one CME that might be earth directed.  The previous week has spoiled us with very quiet solar weather conditions that resulted in a lot of very impressive S/N numbers, including trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths but now we are seeing G1 and R2 storm levels so the next few days could be hit of miss with forecast K-index levels of 5.

100115 24 hour

24-hour plot. There are a number of phantom stations reported which is probably indicative of the amount of activity we are seeing. Additionally, we have some bogus spots from a German station that did not remember to change his band again, polluting the map.

In the east, W1TAG/1 and WD2XSH/17 continue to have good luck hearing Europeans, both reporting DF6NM and DK7FC.

DK7FC XSH17 100215

DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17


DK7FC TAG1 100215

DK7FC, as reported by W1TAG/1


DF6NM XSH17 100215

DF6NM, as reported by WD2XSH/17


DF6NM TAG1 100215

DF6NM, as reported by W1TAG/1


ZF1EJ produced many of the usual suspects, with the return or WG2XJM and the loss of WH2XGP.  Perhaps Eden moved the antenna?

ZF1EJ 100215

ZF1EJ reception reports

In the Pacific, WH2XCR continues to produce very nice result, with continued reports to the lower-48, KL7, and a few reports of VK3ELV.

WH2XCR 24 hour 100215

WH2XCR reports from KH6


VK3ELV XCR 100215

VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

There was no CW sked last night or this morning due to a scheduling conflict with me and Steve, KF5RYI / WG2XIQ/1.  We hope to get back on schedule tonight.