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

Overnight conditions were down but WH2XRR and VK3ELV are heard in KH6

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Gulf coast storms created a lot of difficulty  for reception in North America last night resulting in lower than normal S/N numbers.  There were some bright spots, however.

24 hour map

24 hour screen shot of WSPR activity world wide. Note the reports for VK3ELV at WH2XCR are not shown here because they occurred after this screen shot was made. Details of those reports are shown later in this report.

In the east, W1TAG/1 and WD2XSH/17 continue to have success hearing F5WK and DK7FC.

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DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

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F5WK, as reported by WD2XSH/17

 

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F5WK, as reported by W1TAG/1

 

Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM, was successful in being heard by G3XKR running 10-watts ERP.

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WG2XJM, as reported by G3XKR

Eden, ZF1EJ, reported 3 of the usual suspects.  Note that WG2XXM was listening on 2200-meter for WH2XND and neither had signals present on 630-meters overnight.

ZF1EJ 24 hour 092815

Reception reports from ZF1EJ

 

In the pacific, Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR was successful in hearing Bill, N3CXV / WH2XRR in Maryland for the first time.  I need to check the distances but it is possible that Bill is now the most distant US station to be reported in KH6 by Merv.   Its possible that John, WA3ETD / WG2XKA is still further.  Congrats Bill and Merv!

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Reports from WH2XCR on KH6. Notable is the first reception report in KH6 for WH2XRR

 

WH2XRR XCR

WH2XRR, as reported by WH2XCR

 

VK3ELV continues his march into the central Pacific as well.

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VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR

 

Locally, my nightly 0200z CW sked with Steve, KF5RYI / WG2XIQ/1, was fraught with noise from the coastal storms.  Similar conditions existed this morning, perhaps worse, but through the use of the audio peaking filter, I was able to pull him through ok and complete the 30 minute QSO.  The complication this morning was that the storms were in Steve’s direction so the use of directional RX antennas did not offer much relief.  We press forward with good conversation.