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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

Geomagnetic storm conditions return; JA, VK –> KH6 path is open; WH2XGP reported by VK3ELV

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

As conditions were beginning to improve, the geomagnetic field sustained another hit and the K-index sky-rocketed.

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Planetary k-index

Conditions should begin to improve again within the next 24-hours and its possible we might see some enhancements if we are not too overwhelmed with absorption.

Over the past 24-hours, activity was very high.  Unfortunately due to some large-scale pollution of the map from operator making erroneous band selections in the software,  the 24-hour activity map does not reflect a accurate, clear picture.

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24-hour WSPR activity

There was no Trans-Atlantic activity to report for the period.  Eden, ZF1EJ, was hearing well overnight with some very nice CW QSO level reports.

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ZF1EJ 24-hour activity

In the Pacific Northwest, Larry, WH2XGP, has a very late season report with VK3ELV.

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WH2XGP, as reported by VK3ELV


In the Pacific, Merv, WH2XCR, reports that the path toward mainland US was somewhat muted compared to previous sessions while the path to VK and JA was quite active, in many cases the best seen yet.

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WH2XCR 24-hour activity


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JA1PKG, as reported by WH2XCR


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VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR


JA activity continues to be high.  With any luck, more stations will be transmitting from JA soon!

JA 24 hour 101215