It was a very busy overnight session.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the east, WD2XSH/17 and W1TAG/1 both reported Stefan, DK7FC and Albert, PA0A. Its nice to have Albert join the party!
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.