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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

QRT but I'll be back tonight, WX permitting

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1000z through sunrise most days, WX permitting


– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Activity overnight was lower than it has been over the past few weeks.  A check at 0300z indicated 61 active stations on MF WSPR.  Neil, W0YSE/7 / WG2XSV, indicates that he was operating FELD-HELL on 474.2 kHz + 900 Hz.  Problems with FLDigi here at WG2XIQ prohibited any attempts at seeing Neil’s transmissions, however.  Weather is still plaguing many of us and noise levels are higher than typical for this time of year.

Geomagnetic activity was quiet but more active than recently reported.  The Bz component, as reported by Space Weather Prediction Center, was slightly southerly through the session.

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The Kyoto DST indicates generally positive conditions through the session.

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Kyoto DST for November 2015


Continental and regional WSPR break-downs follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


Trans-Atlantic activity was limited to a single report of DK7FC by WD2XSH/17:

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DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17


In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reports the usual suspects across North America with WH2XGP representing the furthest-heard station:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


In Alaska, Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, is once again running two different receiver configurations while transmitting and receiving with WE2XPQ.  Laurence’s overnight station performance is consistent with reports recently seen.

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity. Note that the WE2XPQ tag is hidden behind the WE2XPQ/1 receive-only station tag


In the Pacific, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, had a strong session with reports into and out of JA from multiple stations.  It helps when JA activity is high and I suspect this path is open more than often realized.

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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JA1PKG, as reported by WH2XCR


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WH2XCR, as reported by JH3XCU/1


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WH2XCR, as reported by JA1NQI-2

Phil, VK3ELV, in Victoria was also seeing an open path to JA this morning, with reports from TNUKJPM, and JH3XCU/1.

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VK3ELV 24-hour WSPR activity



VK3ELV, as reported by TNUKJPM


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VK3ELV, as reported by JH3XCU/1


John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, was in receive-only mode through this session as he tests his new low-noise receive vertical, as recently discussed on the blog of Steve, VE7SL.  John indicates that his recent tests suggest that some pre-amplification is necessary but these tests are on-going.  The path to the Pacific Northwest was open but signals were significantly lower so I suppose the question will be whether John actually sees a S/N improvement over his other direction receive antenna.

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