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.
In the east, W1TAG/1 and WD2XSH/17 continue to have success hearing F5WK and DK7FC.
Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM, was successful in being heard by G3XKR running 10-watts ERP.
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.
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!
VK3ELV continues his march into the central Pacific as well.
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.