Storms plagued Kansas and Oklahoma overnight creating a real listening and reporting nightmare for North American stations. Receive sites that normally report single digit S/N, both + and -, were reporting in the -20’s plus. To make matters worse, ops in VK/ZL were reporting storms so the night was looking like a washout.
A data review this morning indicated one bright spot:
The above map suggests signals strongest to the NE so the great circle path to DL is presumed.
So the night was not a total waste. This spot represents the earliest trans-Atlantic spot I have had. It begs the questions, “what is next?” and “how far east will I make it?” Like everything else in this discipline, it is rapidly evolving. Stay tuned.
Addendum 09/02/14 1610z:
I received a nice note from Joe, DF2JP, along with a screen shot of his property posted below. With that antenna and the ability to hear me, I look forward to many more reports and maybe a 2-way QSO along the way.
oups I didn´t notice this spot.
I think this is my first WSPR transatlantc spot ever.
I have moved to a new qth abt. 2 month ago. Yesterday I have placed my Wellbrook-RX-Loop 100m away from any electical installation, this is the reason why ;o)
The new TX antenna is in work, have allready fixed the ground system and will place the antenna (Inv.-L 100ft vertical with 600ft topload) end of September. I hope I will get a similar spot from TX…hi.hi
Hope to see you again in the next nights.
Thanks Joe for your nice reply and for allowing me to post that reply here.