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CQ 474.5 kHz CW and alternately tuning 472 kHz - 475 kHz for signals.

Nice propagation for WE2XPQ in Alaska, Overnight conditions in lower-48 “OK” but storm noise prevents really good night

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

This session yielded pretty good reports, most of which were at JT9 levels, with a few excursions into CW levels.  John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA, in Vermont reports a one-way path to the Pacific Northwest and improved S/N reports over the previous session.   The geomagnetic field was quiet through the session although solar wind was generally in excess of 500 km/s.

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The Kyoto DST has mostly recovered and was stable through the session.

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Kyoto DST for December 2015

The Australian DST was mostly positive.

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WSPR activity was down through the session but it was Christmas night so this is not surprising.  The regional and continental breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity

There were no trans-Atlantic or trans-African reports through the session.  Michel, FR5ZX, and Ed, VP9GE, were present but did not have reports through the session.

Eden, ZF1EJ, had reports as far away as Arizona and Vermont:

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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, had a nice night with more reports from JA1NQI and strong reports from the west coast of North America:

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


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WE2XPQ, as reported by JA1NQI-1


In the Pacific, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, was not present due to PC problems.  Merv indicates that the problem has been resolved and he should be back tonight.

In Australia, Phil, VK3ELV, had a nice session with reports from TNUKJPM and JH3XCU.

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VK3ELV 24-hour WSPR activity


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VK3ELV, as reported by JH3XCU



VK3ELV, as reported by TNUKJPM

Many of us in the central US will likely be QRT tonight due to impending severe weather.

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