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OFF AIR but QRV after dark tonigth

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

Long haul report for WG2XKA in KH6; Trans Atlantic and Pacific paths are very active; XIQ –> XPQ path returns

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

It was a very busy overnight session.

100115 24 hour

24-hour WSPR map – there are numerous phantom decodes, many of which show up in the oceans – its getting kinda sloppy out there!

Lets start with the big one.   John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, in VT was reported via WSPR by Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR.  Its a long haul when WG2XJM does it so its quite remarkable that John is being heard by Merv across so much land.  Congrats to both.

WH2XCR 24 hour 100115

WH2XCR reports – quite the long haul!

WG2XKA XCR 100115

WG2XKA, as reported by WH2XCR

Additionally, VK5ABN and VK3ELV were reported on the approach to sunrise in KH6.  This is a remarkable job for all involved because both VK stations have quite a bit of land to traverse to the north east to reach salt water.


VK5ABN, as reported by WH2XCR


VK3ELV XCR 100115

VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

I was pleased, along with many others, to be reported by Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ.  Laurence reports the first snow of the season and sent a few pictures, shown below.

WG2XIQ XPQ 100115

WG2XIQ, as reported by WE2XPQ


WE2XPQ 24 hour 100115

Its nice to be able to crack the auroral oval and make it to KL7 again!


Laurence’s E-probes that were repaired after a branch broke in the ice and snow


Laurence’s RX loop near dusk at 730pm local time. What a view!

In the Caribbean, Eden, ZF1EJ,  showed a nice line of stations heard to the north west.  I believe he is using a loop for receive and expect it is oriented to the Pacific Northwest which would explain the lack of decodes in the east and north east.

ZF1EJ 24 hour

ZF1EJ’s overnight reports. Note the purple trace on the lower right corner was for a phantom decode

In the east, WD2XSH/17 and W1TAG/1 both reported Stefan, DK7FC and Albert, PA0A.  Its nice to have Albert join the party!

PA0A XSH17 100115

PA0A, as reported by WD2XSH/17


PA0A TAG1 100115

PA0A, as reported by W1TAG/1


DK7FC XSH17 100115

DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17


DK7FC TAG1 100115

DK7FC, as reported by W1TAG/1

Finally, my usual morning CW sked occurred but instead of being Steve, KF5RYI / WG2XIQ/1, who overslept, it was Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM who filled the void.  Its always nice to chat with Eric and conditions were pretty good.  Eric did turn on the amplifier, running about 400-watts because there was a little more QSB in addition to some storms in Oklahoma compared to what we had experienced in the previous morning when we worked briefly before Steve made it to the operating position.    We look forward to continued improvement in the stability of the band.  I don’t mind dealing with weak signals as long as the band stays reasonably steady.  We are getting there.