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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

JA1PKG –> WH2XCR on KH6, JA activity increases, VK –> KH6 path continues and lots of active stations as band begins to settle down again

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Lots of activity on 630-meters over night even with a few stations that were listening for WG2XXM on 137 kHz WSPR2.  Conditions were very quiet, more than they have been in weeks.

24hour 101015

24-hour WSPR activity

Most of the regular stations that receive on the trans-Atlantic path were on 137 kHz so nothing to report there.  The number of stations on the air and the low noise levels suggest that trans-Atlantic would have likely been possible.

In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ, reported WG2XIQ and WG2XJM:

ZF1EJ 24 hour 101015

ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


In the Pacific Northwest, Larry, WH2XGP was heard by Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ.  This is good news as it shows some improvements for signals near or under the auroral oval.  The recent solar storm has made this a mess.  Perhaps the ring currents are diminishing more quickly than in past events.

WH2XGP WE2XPQ 101015

WH2XGP makes it to WE2XPQ

In the Pacific, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, has had nice conditions to both Oceania and Japan, in addition to hearing the usual stations from the lower-48, including WG2XJM in western PA.

WH2XCR 24 hour 101015

WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


JA1PKG WH2XCR 101015

JA1PKG, as reported by WH2XCR


VK3ELV WH2XCR 101015

VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

It should be pointed out that many of the S/N levels reported for VK and ZL in KH6 are at or near levels that would allow for 2-way QSO’s using modes like JT9.

Also of note are the number of JA stations that are beginning to show up on 630-meters.

JA 24hour 101015

24-hour JA WSPR activity

It is my hope that in the near future we will see many additional stations in JA transmitting and receiving.  As I have chronicled in past articles, 630-meters does not necessarily require a large antenna.  It requires intelligent installation and a determination to get the signal on the air.  Good work JA’s and keep it up!