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OFF AIR but will be QRV on CW somewhere between 472.5 kHz and 475 kHz after dark

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1030z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

The daytime surprises on 630-meters continue!

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Maybe it was yesterday’s alert on the 600 meter research group email reflector or just dumb luck but a lot of stations are listening today, Saturday, as many of us are running WSPR at a high transmit percentage and having great success at being heard in full sun.

Mike, WA3TTS, posted this screen shot to dropbox and indicates that he is normally about  10 db lower in receive levels than WG2XJM / NO3M:

IMG_4202

And seeing as how WA3TTS was reporting me at -30 db S/N, it makes sense that WG2XJM would once again be at QSO levels 10 db higher leading to this very clean JT9 QSO:

XJM_XIQ JT9 013115

There are many more stations making daytime reports today and taking advantage of this interesting and awesome propagation.  In the last hour, these include:

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
 2015-01-31 19:40  WG2XIQ  0.475611  -29  0  EM12mp  5  W4DEX  EM95tg  1555  75
 2015-01-31 19:20  WG2XIQ  0.475608  -13  0  EM12mp  5  WA4230SWL  EM55gc  744  66
 2015-01-31 19:04  WG2XIQ  0.475609  -18  0  EM12mp  5  WG2XJM  EN91wr  1796  51
 2015-01-31 19:04  WG2XIQ  0.475727  -19  0  EM12mp  5  WB5WPA  EM13qc  60  31
 2015-01-31 19:04  WG2XIQ  0.475607  -30  0  EM12mp  5  WA3TTS/2  EN90xn  1743  55
 2015-01-31 19:04  WG2XIQ  0.475610  -20  0  EM12mp  5  KU4XR  EM75xr  1235  70
 2015-01-31 19:04  WG2XIQ  0.475611  -17  0  EM12mp  5  KC0BMF  EN31be  988  15

 

Also notable was 2-ways WSPR reports between WG2XGP in WA and WH2XND in AZ at a little more than 1600 km.  Certainly not characteristic of anything we have seen on a recurring basis on 630 meters during full daylight.

Stay tuned!