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Usually QRV CW most evenings, tuning between 472.5 kHz and 475 kHz with CQ's on or near 474.5 kHz. Occasionally QRV JT9, 474.2 kHz dial + 1000 - 1350 Hz. QRV some mornings starting around 1100z on CW. Sked requests are welcome. All activity is noise and WX permitting
630 Meter Articles
Extraordinary night for trans-Atlantic openings including G0MRF who was reported deep into the US; Trans-Pacific openings were average; W0YSE and N6PIG/7 effectively use JT9 for free-form on air chat tool
Some paths were very good while others were attenuated - it just depended on where you were located and when you were on the air; Unanticipated G1 storm levels for a single reporting period but no defined onset enhancement was observed; Excellent trans-Atlantic openings prior to 0500z; Path to Japan from VK and KH6 remains open but KL7 was subject to high latitude absorption
Great night in western North America, supporting many North and South openings including CW and JT9 for KL7L -> W0YSE, NC0B, K9FD, VE7CNF; Most evening activity in the East washed out by Atlantic storm noise; Trans-Atlantic openings are down but trans-Pacific paths between JA and KH6, KL7 and VK continue including JA3TVF -> K9FD
Poor domestic propagation leaves many stuck in a rut but numerous decent trans-Atlantic openings in the eastern half of North America are observed; Good trans-Pacific openings including two-way reports between JA1PKG and KL7, KH6; W5EST presents: ''630m QRP on Parade!
Another lean night back East for domestic openings but a few active western stations trying to take advantage of openings using modes like GMSK and JT9; Many strong trans-Atlantic openings reaching into the central US again; Trans-Pacific openings are plentiful for stations in quiet locations including KL7, KH6 and JA; W5EST presents: ''Part 3: At Your 630m Station, When Does Sun First Increase D-Region RF Absorption?''
Lower activity and higher noise in the East but a few QSO's are reported; Western North America fares much better during the later evening; Good trans-Atlantic openings including central US -> EU; W5EST presents: ''Part 2: At Your 630m Station, When Does Sun First Increase D-Region RF Absorption?''
Decent session for western portions of North America but the East remains 'blah' as Gulf noise complicates some weak signal operating; Trans-Atlantic openings favor higher latitudes in Europe likely due to noise in the South; Standard fare for the Pacific
High noise and QSB plagued North American during this session but a few surprises were reported; A surprisingly high amount of activity in spite of relatively poor band conditions; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions ahead - will we see an enhancement at onset?
Poor domestic openings with high QSB in North America during the evening but strong trans-Atlantic openings in the East and improving trans-Pacific openings for the West; Pre-dawn polar openings in Alaska with KL7L -> LA2XPA
Very strong domestic and trans-Atlantic session while trans-Pacific openings remained North of the Equator including KL7L -> JA; Band improved as the evening progressed with many QSO's and new grids reported
Slightly weaker domestic openings compared to previous sessions but good trans-Atlantic openings at lower latitudes including ZF1EJ -> LA2XPA; Strong trans-Pacific openings including two-way reports between KL7L and VK4YB plus strong openings between JA and VK, KL7, and KH6; W5EST presents: ''At Your 630m Station, When Does Sun First Increase D-Region RF Absorption?''
Very noisy night in North America impacting domestic activity on the eastern half of the continent; Better snditions in the West; Trans-Atlantic openings were better than trans-Pacific during this session
Fantastic session with quiet band conditions and strong, consistent transcontinental propagation; Good trans-Pacific openings reported including KL7, KH6, VK -> JA; W5EST presents: ''Does 630m Night End with Sun Ionizing the D-Region?''
Lower activity than previous session but many QSO's reported including 30 mW TPO JT9 QSO's at W0SD with K9KFR and NO3M; Quiet geomagnetic conditions return but extremely high noise in parts of Europe and the Pacific Rim; WSPRnet outage impacted many reports
Very strong late evening openings with more wild QSB; W3GRF completes a record night of CW and JT9 QSO's; K3MF reports JT9 QSO with W7IUV as his best two-way DX to date; Path to JA from VK, KL7 and KH6 continues to be very strong; Lots of QSO's reports in Europe; SKN and the Grid Chase event is almost here
Good transcontinental openings observed with very low power on a weird night of very active and mobile propagation; Strong lower latitude trans-Atlantic openings continue; Excellent trans-Pacific openings from VK, KL7 and KH6 to Japan including two-way 7L1RLL <-> K9FD (/KH6); SKN and the beginning of the 2018 Grid Chase event is near
Decent propagation with quiet terrestrial and geomagnetic conditions although trans-Atlantic openings favor lower latitudes including ZF1EJ -> EA8BFK; Great domestic openings for JT9 and CW; G0MRF reports JT9 and FT8 QSO's in Europe; SKN and the 2018 Grid Chase are upon us!
Strong session with good domestic, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings as well as season-first trans-African reports between PA0A and FR5DH; N6PIG completes first JT9 QSO with W7IUV; JA3TVF first time reports at K9FD (/KH6); G0MRF recommends stations get on the air and make a few QSO's to ring in the new year!
Pretty good domestic propagation reported in the late evening while trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths struggle - noise was a likely culprit at DX locations; W3LPL has added 630-meters to his CW skimmer system
Slow start to session gives way to a number of JT9, FT8 and CW QSO's completed later in the evening as geomagnetic conditions remain at elevated-quiet levels; Trans-Atlantic and polar paths remain very active including KL7L -> LA2XPA; Trans-Pacific paths are improving again; Best night of reporting thus far for YV7MAE
Activity was down a bit in observance of Christmas but transcontinental and trans-Atlantic paths remain strong in spite of QSB; Late polar reports of KL7L at LA2XPA; Hellschreiber message from Santa; Fessenden Christmas transmission by WI2XLQ using Heising modulation
Very strong trans-Atlantic openings reported including Caribbean to Scandinavia and polar openings between Hawaii and Scandinavia; Many QSO's reported using JT9 and CW including a rag chew with JT9 between NC0B and CF7MM; Trans-Pacific paths are down but marginally better than the previous session
Historic JT9 QSO completed between AA1A and G0MRF as trans-Atlantic propagation continues to offer nice surprises; Polar path between KL7L, W7IUV to LA2XPA continues while others in the East also enjoy these high latitude openings to Scandinavia; Many good, late transcontinental openings but probably not as robust as previous session
Very QSB session with periods of very strong propagation allowing trans-Atlantic JT9 QSO attempts with G0MRF to occur; Overnight high latitude transcontinental openings observed as NO3M heard by KL7L on JT9; Good trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific and polar paths including K9FD, KL7L -> LA2XPA
Weird night ahead of Winter solstice with lower latitude one-way trans-Atlantic reports in the East and high latitude polar openings in the West including KL7L, W7IUV -> LA2XPA; G0MRF offers some thoughts on operating from remote location; Trans-Pacific openings to North America severely impacted by absorption but path to Japan seems pretty good; Good night of domestic JT9 and CW QSO's for much of North America
A very slow start with deep QSB ultimately turned into a pretty good session of domestic and transcontinental openings late in the evening; Trans-Atlantic openings are better but trans-Pacific openings are down considerably
Poor session in spite of relatively normal band activity as unsettled to G1 storm conditions continue; Uncharacteristically noisy for a December night in North America; G0MRF portable operation begins on December 19 with a focus on JT9 for North America
Quiet start to the session where band was quick to open in the East and slow in the West as G1 storm conditions return overnight; Good West coast JT9 openings to KL7L; Many CW reports on reverse beacon network but did anyone connect?; G0MRF/p QRV JT9 beginning December 19 looking for North America; W5EST presents: ''KH6-LA2 WSPR2 on 630m at last!''
Very quiet geomagnetic conditions result in a very rare and unlikely first time opening between K9FD (/KH6) and LA2XPA; Big night for JT9 and CW QSO's as quiet terrestrial conditions continue for much of North America including transcontinental QSO's between VE7VV and NO3M and also W3LPL and stations in the Pacific Northwest
Quiet night and calm propagation in North America, particularly in the East, meant high activity including first reported QSO's for W1XP (CW), W7HDL (CW) and W4BCX (JT9); A few more trans-Atlantic reports than previous sessions, including high latitude reports by LA2XPA; VK4YB reports 'Macheral Sky' on many trans-Pacific paths to Oceania; NU6O -> JA on WSPR
Good daytime propagation reported as the evening session turns poor following unsettled geomagnetic levels in the afternoon; KK1W completes first reported JT9 QSO with NO3M; Special JT9 trans-Atlantic QSO opportunity by G0MRF beginning December 19!
Elevated geomagnetic conditions and solar wind result in "just OK" session with a few two-way QSO's reported; Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific openings favored higher latitudes but both paths were down significantly
Very good propagation as DST values push to high positive levels although unsettled conditions are returning; AB5S takes maiden voyage on CW completing a quick QSO; Another good night for stations in New England on path to KH6; Coming portable JT9 operating event by G0MRF; 9Q6BB listening to WSPR from Democratic Republic of Congo
Slow start gave way to a very strong night as quiet geomagnetic conditions continue and DST values spike to highest levels in some time; Many JT9 QSO's completed including one transcontinental QSO between W3LPL and W7IUV; N1BUG's new WSPR setup does well with trans-Atlantic reports from EA8BFK and PA0O; New CW stations in Colorado, W0PXM, worked by NC0B
A number of QSO's were reported through perilous QSB including transcontinental JT9 between W7IUV and WA3ETD; Late reports of VK4YB by KR7O and W7IUV; Quiet geomagnetic conditions but very high noise from storms in southeastern US; Strong storms blanket some population centers in Oceania
Geomagnetic field is beginning to calm allowing a few bursts of activity during the evening with JT9 and CW including first time CW and JT9 QSO's for K3MF; Tougher night out West but some encouraging early morning JT9 activity on trans-Pacific paths; YV7MAE reporting K4SV and ZF1EJ with WSPR; Trans-Atlantic openings mostly limited to the Northeast
Another weak session as unsettled geomagnetic conditions continue and storms in the East increase noise level impacting activity; N0GMT completes first reported JT9 QSO with KC3OL; YV7MAE reported North American stations using WSPR
G1 storm and very high evening noise from terrestrial storms in the central US give way to a few nice trans-Pacific openings by morning; Trans-Atlantic paths open briefly but down significantly from previous session
Lots of JT9 activity and a number of new stations on the air in North America finding success with low power and simple antennas including KA9OKH, W8ARE and NC8W; More QRN ahead of expected G1/G2 storm conditions, will we see enhancements in the coming sessions?
Weird, slow start to domestic session with signals originating from atypical directions but was a very solid night after band settled down; WA1OJN first JT9 QSO with K9MRI; Good CW signals from K9KFR; Good trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific including first time AE5X -> ZL2AFP using WSPR; N1BUG takes maiden voyage using WSPR as he continues to make improvements to his system; K3MF QRV first time and making station improvements
Geomagnetic conditions weren't poor but the band wasn't necessarily in a good way either with just a few enhancements reported and a lot of weaker signals and QSB overall; Whether it was a good session depends on who you ask but at least band was quiet with lots of activity; CQ NA on JT9 de F5WK!
It was another very good session but most think it was not quite as good as the last as unsettled geomagnetic conditions return for one reporting period; New JT9 station W3XY worked by K9MRI; Band activity was high with many late evening transcontinental QSO's completed
Remember what I said about last session being best this season? Scratch that because this one may have replaced it; Great trans-Atlantic openings at JT9 QSO levels (and CW in some cases!) but late night in Europe meant the opportunity was missed; Strong transcontinental JT9 QSO's and reports including 50 mW EIRP K5DOG <-> VE7SL and VE7SL -> KA1R; First 630-meter DX for WB4JWM; Pre-sunset openings means we need to check band earlier; Geomagnetic conditions may be changing again soon
One of the strongest sessions of the season including high latitude transcontinental QSO's very early in session; Solar wind stream not as big as expected but another G1 storm possible in coming days may mean more enhancement; Strong night of trans-Pacific openings including many JA's for VK4YB, K9FD and KL7L; W7IUV, VE3CIQ -> LA2XPA, K5DNL -> F5WK; Jim, W5EST, presents ''630m WSPR: Pre-Sunset QSB Cycles''
WSQCall QSO between W0YSE and VE7CNF - first in North America with this mode on 630 meters?; KA1AL first time JT9 QSO with NO3M; KA1R reports first time trans-Atlantic WSPR reception; W5EST presents ''Visual Detection of Weak 630m WSPR''
Fantastic session with many continental JT9 QSO's and transcontinental openings including first time two-way JT9 contacts for KC3OL; YV7MAE reporting US stations with WSPR; VK4YB / VK4AQJ JT9 QSO reported by many in North America; Interesting moving spotlight propagation observed on a number of signals during the evening; W5EST presents ''Pre-Sunset 630m QSB''
Good late evening JT9 activity as band stabilizes after 0300z including QSO's for new station KA7OEI in Utah; Kp spikes to unsettled levels which may have given spark for decent propagation including a few transcontinental openings; WA3ETD two-way CW QSO with NO3M
Slow session as many ops are tied up with Thanksgiving festivities in US; Northwestern stations report flat band during evening that improved as the night progressed; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings continue including VK4YB -> K5DN; A few JT9 QSO's reported
Great night for mid and lower-latitude stations while high absorption and QSB plagued higher latitudes; Several new stations QRV and making QSO's including WB4JWM, KA1R and W2RBA - will more arrive on air during this holiday weekend? First time 630-meter CW QSO's for AE5X and K5DOG; More decent trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings using WSPR
Summer-like noise in the South and East and high A-index puts a damper on the session but a few QSO's were completed; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific paths open from a favorable parts of North America; Noon JT9 activity reported between K9MRI, K9SLQ and K9KFR; New digital mode released by ZL1BPU
G1 storm conditions return but propagation was a mixed bag with lots of 'wild QSB"; N8CGY and AE5X take their maiden voyage on 630-meter JT9; Good trans-Pacific openings that would have been a lot better if less noise in Oceania
Improving evening propagation including transcontinental JT9 QSO between W7IUV and NO3M; Lots of ops looking for QSO's but timing of activity may be too spread out; Trans-Atlantic and Pacific openings persist but down a bit from previous sessions - noise likely a factor
Solid trans-Atlantic openings during the evening but high QSB for domestic openings around North America with increasing QRN; Geoeffective coronal hole means more solar wind soon - will we see an enhancement?; Trans-Pacific openings hindered by strong storms in Oceania; Weekend begins with high activity
A few bright spots for the session but domestic openings were mostly flat in North America; Trans-Atlantic openings are impressive with several two-way reports using WSPR; Trans-Pacific openings continue to be plagued by strong storms in Oceania; W5EST presents: ''CW Recording of 630m QSB: W0RW Packs a Punch''
Poor domestic openings but higher favorability in some longer-haul paths; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return with elevated solar wind velocities; Noise remains very high across the Pacific; W5EST presents: ''Whadda Ya Know! Serious 630m/2200m Info!''
Great start to the night with strong, stable signals and lots of activity but something changed with the geomagnetic field later in the evening; Strong early trans-Atlantic openings while trans-Pacific openings lagged behind; One month anniversary of being on the air under Part-97 and it was a pretty strong showing; W5EST presents: ''Some 630m TX Loop Antennas and Concepts''
Slow to develop but good evening propagation as the veil of higher latitude absorption lifts a bit while deep QSB continues; Trans-Atlantic openings return along the East coast; Trans-Pacific openings OK but noise remains problem in Oceania; VK4YB's JT9 heard by several in North America
Decent session with many interesting QSO's completed in the Berlin Treaty special event including activity by memorial ship WW2LST and cross band activity at NO3M and VE7CNF; Elevated absorption for some at higher latitudes; More record high band activity reported during the evening and overnight; PE5T seeks northeastern NA station for CW QSO; No clear consensus yet for CW calling frequency
Another weird night of propagation as unsettled conditions continue but a few periods of high activity observed on JT9 and CW; VK4YB's JT9 reported by many North Americans but increasing noise in VK doesn't permit a QSO; Evening crossband CW at W0RW; Anyone have a problem with designating 472.5 kHz as the CW calling frequency?
Weird and unstable propagation punctuates unsettled session but great activity with a few notable benchmarks including K9FD (/KH6) -> K2BLA on JT9 and more than 100 WSPR stations reporting K5DNL; ARRL excludes (for now) 472 kHz and 137 kHz from 2018 Grid Operating Event but there is time to fix this and you can help!
Improved band conditions on North and South paths and at least one transcontinental QSO reported at mid-latitudes; Fewer trans-Atlantic openings observed but they continue in spite of elevated absorption; Trans-Pacific openings extend to the Midwest; NU6O's JT9 reported by JR1IZM
Very poor evening propagation as G1 storm begins, exceeding forecast; Morning propagation moderately better for some but session QSO count remains low; New 630-meter reverse beacon nodes, W3OA and N9XG, active during this session; W5EST presents: ''Codec-2 for 630m Digital Voice?''
Amazing evening openings and activity on CW and JT9 as geomagnetic field and terrestrial weather were extremely quiet in North America; A few difficult high latitude openings observed near the auroral oval; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific both look pretty good ahead of active geomagnetic field
'Horrible QRN' blanketed North America during the evening so no repeat of the previous session but morning conditions were a significant improvement; Geomagnetic storm conditions may be returning - will we see an onset enhancement?; W5EST presents: ''Is There a 630m Voice Mode Distance Barrier?''
Evening CW explosion on the band sounds like a QSO party with big signals, mostly low noise, and wild QSB; K2BLA takes maiden voyage with new CW transmitter; Big night for trans-Atlantic openings but high noise impacts trans-Pacific reports in Oceania
Tough band conditions for North America as storms leave band sounding like Summer; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return but almost feels like storm levels without the enhancement; Good evening and morning on CW for KK7UV; VK4YB and NO3M coordinate JT9 listening in hopes of a favorable opening; W5EST presents: ''Dive Deeper into 630m Voice Modes: Part 2''
Excellent session with very quiet terrestrial conditions and just enough spark with the geomagnetic field to result in big transcontinental, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings on a variety of modes including KL7L <-> W0YSE, VE7VV, W7IUV on JT9 and KB5NJD <-> VE7SL, VE7CNF on CW; KC4SIT -> EA8BFK first time WSPR reports; W5EST presents: ''Dive Deeper into 630m Voice Modes''
'Good CW night' on 630-meters as terrestrial and geomagnetic conditions continue at quiet levels; NO3M makes a push for QSO activity with Europe - who will step up and make it reality?; Noise improving in Oceania but now noisy in KH6 and JA; W5EST presents: ''A Slow Voice Phone Mode: What Emission Type?''
Band was a moving target as openings shifted around rapidly but propagation was definitely good for transcontinental, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic paths; While very quiet in North America, noise remains a major limiting factor in Oceania; W5EST presents: ''Case Study: A 630m/2200m Slow-Voice Phone Mode''
Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue but noisier in East and big storms continue to impact Oceania; Trans-Atlantic paths continue to produce results for several stations and transcontinental openings continue to prevail as QSB remains fast; GMSK activity night in Pacific Northwest; W5EST presents: ''630m Voice, Anyone?''
Historic CW QSO's completed between NO3M and K9FD (/KH6); Good propagation and very quiet band conditions for North America but strong storms in Oceania shut down many common trans-Pacific paths; A few trans-Atlantic openings for the Northeast
Very quiet band conditions for North America and good (but very QSB!) propagation resulted in a very interesting and active evening; Solid propagation this morning as quiet conditions continued; QRN impeded many reports in Oceania but VK4YB was heard as far east as KU4XR; Good night for French stations on trans-Atlantic paths
Quiet to unsettled geomagnetic conditions overnight with missing trans-Atlantic openings and great trans-Pacific openings; Domestic paths were open in very quiet North America but everyone is on a different operating schedule
Excellent propagation and very low noise for North America but bit of a mid-week activity slump - it happens; Very high noise reported in Oceania for a second night; VE7SL returns to MF activity for first time since band opens for US and completes transcontinental JT9 QSO's; Big crystal-controlled CW signal from K4EJQ on 472.3 kHz
Poor propagation from on going geomagnetic storm had a major impact on reports and QSO's; Trans-Atlantic openings take a hit but a few openings persist; High noise in Oceania gives the impression of closed trans-Pacific paths; W5EST presents: ''MF/LF RX Antenna Coupling in the Midst of Local Noise''
Low noise for many, high noise for some and geomagnetic enhancements meant a mixed bag but many QSO's were completed and a few trans-Atlantic and Pacific openings reported; Several new CW operators QRV and completing two-way QSO's including daytime contact between NO3M and K8TV; Big JA opening for KL7L at onset of geomagnetic storm conditions; W5EST presents: ''Toroid Connections for 630m RX Antenna''
Low noise and good propagation result in JT9 QSO between VK4YB and KL7L; KL7L <-> W7IUV on JT9; First CW QSO between North America and Hawaii for VE7CNF and K9FD; Great trans-Atlantic openings including W3LPL -> G8HUH for Frank's first trans-Atlantic report
Good propagation but poor listening conditions due to strong storms in the central US; Good trans-Atlantic openings for the East coast; KL7L testing station for QSO modes - now we need a quieter night
Band openings are moving targets as QSB remains active, but many good openings observed, including JT9 QSO between W7IUV and VK4YB; Trans-Atlantic reports heat up again for AA1A and ZF1EJ; Noise remains unseasonably high as storm system march across North America; More good openings around the Pacific rim including KL7L -> JA1PKG/2''
Another long haul JT9 QSO, this time NU6O and VK4YB, in spite of poor propagation and band conditions as unsettled geomagnetic conditions return; Strong storms in the Gulf of Mexico and Texas making listening tough for many; W5EST presents ''Does 630m Ever Exceed E-Region Maximum Usable Frequency?''
Noisy band conditions and flat propagation dominate this session; QSB is fast and plentiful; Geomagnetic field changes are on the horizon again; KL7L -> TNUKJPM in Japan using WSPR2; WE2X and K1GRO complete first QSO's
Lower noise and quieter geomagnetic conditions overnight allowing many QSO's although QSB was present and very fast again; K9FD (KH6) gives many JT9 QSO's; More trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific WSPR reports; W5EST presents: ''The Curious Case of Missing dB in VK4YB’s Path from KH6 to VE6''
Another historic session as W7IUV completes a two-way JT9 QSO with VK4YB at a distance of 12002 km; Slow start for openings in the evening in spite of relatively quiet band conditions but session finishes strong this morning; ZF1EJ -> G8HUH, AA1A -> EA8BFK on WSPR
Great start to ham activity on 630-meters as the 'official' opening night arrives; Fast QSB and noise were the dominant features impacting QSO's but it made for an interesting night; A few trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific WSPR reports were registered and new stations find their footing on the band.
Stormy terrestrial and space weather conditions impact many stations but some are rewarded for efforts; KHP receive WSPR2 - Maybe K6KPH QRV soon?; Good openings for VK4YB to Japan; K2BLA reports first 630m DX with ZF1EJ JT9 QSO; Opening night in US for everyone else is tonight!
Night one of opening weekend on 630-meters for many lucky operators which just happened to coincide with high QRN and a G2 geomagnetic storm; Many CW and digital QSO's completed under part-97 rules; Relatively good trans-Pacific openings including WH2XXP -> JA1NQI/2, JA1PKG, JE1JDL; W1TAG/1 reports Europeans on WSPR; W5EST presents: ''Trans-Pacific Northeast Path Trios''
In spite of continued G1 storm conditions impacting some high latitude paths, good night for trans-Pacific reports including first time reports of VK4YB at W0JW; Trans-Atlantic paths favored low latitude paths between North America and EA8; Nice sunrise peak results in two-way CW QSO between WH2XZO and WG2XIQ
VK4YB experienced a good night of reports across North America as geomagnetic storm conditions and elevated solar wind velocities continue; QRP CW Skimmer reports for several on RBN; Generally good domestic propagation but a bit noisy in some areas; W5EST presents: ''How Equatorial Path Loss Can Be So Low''
G1 storm levels return this morning after noisy night of decent propagation; WD2XSH/17 had good night of trans-Atlantic openings before the bottom fell out; Great night for G3XBM; WH2XZO and WG2XSV success with Reverse Beacon Network reports; VO1NA QRSS10 -> DK7FC; Great JA opening for WH2XCR; W5EST presents: ''Putting in the Numbers: W/VE-KH6-VK/ZL''
High noise and propagation backslides a bit but WE2XPQ-> JA1NQI, KH3XCU; WH2XGP, WI2XBQ -> JA1NQI; Also reasonable openings for VK, KH6 -> JA; WG2XXM experiences good results at QRP TPO; More FT8 in Europe
Talk of "best night ever" from many stations as trans-Pacific paths result in big openings between North America and Asia / Oceania in spite of reported high noise. Another night of trans-Atlantic openings for two East coast stations; The night G3KEV discovered FT8; More new CW skimmer activity observed
Best domestic openings of the season in North America; Trans-Pacific openings impacted by high noise and storms in Oceania; Trans-Atlantic openings on a roll for WG2XKA and WD2XSH/17; Nice reports of VO1NA QRSS10 in Europe; Epic session of Reverse Beacon Networks reports
Very high noise level reported in North America and Oceania so many trans-Pacific openings were covered up; WD2XSH/17 experienced a good night of trans-Atlantic reports; VO1NA QRSS10 -> F6CNI, PA0RDT; W5EST presents: ''Hidden Assumptions When Subtracting Peak SNRs''
Pretty good trans-Pacific openings but sometimes technology gets in the way; Trans-Atlantic WSPR reports return for WI2XRM and WD2XSH/17 and VO1NA reported on QRSS10 at PA0RDT; Coast to Coast CW Skimmer/ Reverse Beacon reports this morning; Good band activity in spite of relatively high noise
Many reporting a strong session including mid and high latitude transcontinental openings as geomagnetic conditions improve but strong storms across North America continue to impact listening; Trans-Pacific openings are hot including WI2XBQ -> JR1IZM
Many good openings reported but generally average early October session; PJ4VHF KiwiSDR reporting 630m; QRA64 and MF - are they a match?; Wide ranging noise conditions reported along with high band activity; No CW skimmer reports for North American stations
Good trans-Pacific openings but not as good as previous session; Geomagnetic field remains unsettled but is improving; New CW skimmer on the East coast now active; WSPR activity very high for October 1 as many new station prepare for access to band
Another great morning of trans-Pacific openings including several East coast stations reporting VK4YB; CW, JT9 and FT8 in North America and CW in Japan; Fast QSB as geomagnetic conditions remain unsettled
Trans-Pacific paths rebound in a big way as VK4YB receives reports from 43 stations >= 11000 km; Impromptu JT9, JT65, and FT8 QSO's spring up for several during evening continuing with some JT9 DX this morning; W5EST presents: ''VK4YB-XCR-XGP Peak SNRs: Clues to Both Way VK4YB-XGP Paths ?''
Geomagnetic storm conditions return and the band goes flat as long haul enhancements dry up; More CW skimmer activity in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia; W7IUV provides insight into why some PSKReporter data is never displayed
Very strong night for domestic and long hail propagation; Lots of daytime WSPR reports for WG2XSV; VK4YB and VE7SL try for a CW QSO with VE7SL CW heard at WG2XIQ; Trans-Atlantic WSPR reports by WD2XSH/17; Strong night for CW with WG2XIQ reported by a number of stations including VE6WZ CW Skimmer, N0DZQ, K2BLA, N4DB, and VE7SL
Good trans-Pacific propagation retreats for this session leaving a few quality domestic openings while quiet conditions at WD2XSH/17 allow WSPR reports for PA3ABK/2; Washout overnight at WE2XPQ in Alaska; W5EST presents: ''Can Multipath Across Equatorial Anomaly Help Explain Strong 630m Signals between W/VE and VK/ZL?''
Decent night for propagation but high noise reported in the eastern half of North America; EA5DOM -> W1TAG/1; First time report: VK4YB -> WI2XBV in Florida; Geomagnetic conditions are quiet but will change soon...again
Good domestic propagation but noisy for North America, particularly in the East; Trans-Pacific openings down a bit but still present; VK4YB returns to air after yesterday's lightning strike; Good paths to JA from KH6 and VK; VO1NA CW on 477.7 kHz audible at PA0RDT
JT9 reports a-plenty for VK4YB at W7IUV; Trans-Pacific openings extend into the East again; VO1NA ->PA0RDT for only Trans-Atlantic opening reported for session; W5EST presents: ''MF Band Comparison: Trans-Pacific 630m/160m''
Big activity on trans-Pacific paths - CW QSO attempt between VK4YB and VE7SL but no joy on the first attempt of the season; W7IUV reporting VK4YB at audible CW levels; VK4YB -> KA9CFD first time report; W5EST presents: ''36 Day Summary View of Trans-Pacific 630m VK4YB-WH2XGP''
Another ''roller coaster'' night for trans-Pacific paths as openings extend into the East; North American JT9 reports of VK4YB heat up and DX QSO plans for first night are underway; EA5DOM -> WD2XSH/17 for first trans-Atlantic opening in a few days; W5EST presents: ''Distance Breakthroughs: N. America – VK''
Geomagnetic storm conditions persist and great trans-Pacific openings continue, although not as far East as the previous session but no less prolific; W5EST presents: ''Build Your Own Composite WSPR Maps''
Noisy night in the central US as geomagnetic conditions cool *for now* but big night for trans-Pacific openings as KU4XR in TN provides 9 reports for VK4YB; VO1NA -> PA0RDT on 477.7 kHz QRP CW; Several CW reports in last few days may mean good CW activity is ahead
Procedures and links for the UTC amateur registration website are here!; Geomagnetic storm conditions return and many report just an average night with not much enhancement but it doesn't matter because US hams can access the band as early as October 15!
CME arrived bringing G1 storm levels again which helped trans-Pacific openings in parts of the South; Eastern stations didn't receive a similar bump but trans-Atlantic reports originated from W1TAG/1; W5EST presents: ''630m/160m Mysteries in Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse Decodes''
Strong night for trans-Pacific paths to East coast and Caribbean as VK4YB -> N3FL, ZF1EJ; Trans-Atlantic skips over the East Coast allowing WG2XXM -> EA8BFK; Many stations in Southeast impacted by hurricane but several find a way to make reports
A surprise X8.3 flare produces a big CME from a limb that may still find its way to Earth; VK4YB -> central US, including KU4XR in Tennessee; Trans-Atlantic path continues to show life with WH2XXC -> EA8BFK
Strong trans-Pacific sunrise peak for many stations in western portions of North American into the central US; W5EST presents: '' ’Leaning Chimney’ Approach to Make Sense of Early and Late Solar Eclipse Decodes''
Kp goes through the roof but many stations experienced a very good night of long haul openings including VK4YB -> WG2XSV; WE2XPQ somehow managed to report WH2XCR through high absorption in Alaska; W5EST presents: ''Scientists on Eclipse Geometry: 3/20/2015 Solar Eclipsed Ionosphere''
Another great night with high activity and excellent domestic and trans-Pacific openings including two-way WSPR reports between VK4YB and WG2XXM; First CME has arrived but has not had the expected impact but the bigger event arrives on Friday; W5EST presents: ''Scientists Report 3/20/2015 VLF/LF Eclipsed Ionosphere. Let’s Compare 2017 2200m/630m Eclipse''
While HF is blacked out, 630-meters shows a number of enhancements prior to sunrise; X9.3 flare around 1200z; N6GN finally assigned WJ2XBZ, now awaits grant approval; W5EST presents: ''Scientists Report March 20, 2015, Ionosphere Under Solar Eclipse''
First trans-Atlantic reports of the season: WE2XGR -> F59706; Trans-Pacific openings collapse as Pacific region receives the brunt of yesterday's M-class flares; CME and subsequent geomagnetic storm expected in coming days; W5EST presents: ''LF/MF/HF Ionosphere Under Solar Eclipse: Funded Scientists Speak Up''
Good-to-average long-haul propagation and excellent domestic openings overnight; A few trans-Pacific openings were missing, however; Some rain statics reported but much of North America was lightning-free; Western LOWFER net 3927 kHz on Sunday mornings
Good session with high activity but noise was higher than many expected as storms rage in the Southeast; G0MRF returns to air after hiatus; Geomagnetic conditions spiked to storm levels again but it didn't seem to negatively impact trans-Pacific or many high latitude openings;JH3XCU presents July/August DX-> JA statistics
The 2017/2018 season begins with mixed results for domestic and trans-Pacific openings; Trans-Atlantic remains missing; Geomagnetic conditions trying to recover but DST values remain depressed; W7IUV testing small backup transmit antenna
G1 storm conditions return but trans-Pacific openings continue to be pretty good for North America on the last day of 2016/2017 season; Great domestic conditions including transcontinental openings; W5EST presents: ''August 12-16 Day/Night 630m Path Absorption: XXP-N6SKM''
Decent session with good trans-Pacific and domestic openings but maybe not quite a good as previous night as unsettled conditions return; VE7CNF once again shows pioneering spirit with ''mobile ops'' on 630-meters; W5EST presents: ''Model Solar Eclipse QSB to Understand Ordinary 630m QSB''
Maybe the best session since last Winter?; Solid trans-Pacific openings and high activity result in a fun, productive night; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ for first time in months; Solid openings to JA from VK4YB and WH2XCR; Trans-Atlantic openings remain AWOL; W5EST presents: ''630m Mysteries in Solar Eclipse Enhancement Intervals''
Noisy nights continue across parts of North America but quiet geomagnetic conditions return producing what might be the best session since last Spring; W5EST presents: ''16 dB: 460m Solar Eclipse Peaks, TN-IN, WSM-SWL/K9''
Trans-Pacific openings were pretty good for western stations as we transition from storm to quiet conditions and then back to unsettled conditions; Many indicate that it was a quiet night, which is a big change; W5EST presents: ''700 KHz (430m) in Solar Eclipse Probes E-region''
Eclipse day is here and many stations are QRV; Geomagnetic condition may be mounting a recovery as another good night of trans-Pacific openings are observed; Band may turn a corner shortly as trans-Atlantic openings are highly anticipated
Geomagnetic conditions finally yielded a propagation bump for many including great trans-Pacific openings; The CF7MM/MM 630-meter maritime adventure story is now in print on VE7SL's blog; Weirdness with the 'racing stripe' at 475. 630 kHz; W5EST presents: ''Visualizing Tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse Where You Live''
Better propagation reported by some operators while others report extreme storm noise as geomagnetic activity peak at G1 storm levels again; Trans-Pacific opening remain strong; W5EST presents: ''Solar Eclipse MF Simulation at W5EST: Why and What''
Average to above average propagation, including reasonably good trans-Pacific openings in spite of high noise levels in Oceania and parts of North America; W5EST presents: ''Upcoming Solar Eclipse Effects on 630M Propagation''
G1 storm levels didn't provide much of a bump to propagation at event onset; Trans-Pacific reports were the session highlight and they were not that great; W5EST presents: ''Viewpoint: 630M Sunrise Simulation and Relation to 8/21 Solar Eclipse''
Improved trans-Pacific openings result in first reports of VK4YB at WG2XSV since the Spring; Noise remains high for a large number of stations worldwide; Geomagnetic conditions are forecast to change again; W5EST presents: ''The 8/21/17 Solar Eclipse in Pacific Northwest of N. America''
Another average night with high noise in North America; Less prolific trans-Pacific openings continue but VK4YB, WH2XCR -> JA again; W5EST presents ''Next Monday, August 21 Solar Eclipse! Will You Be There?''
Relatively average session with reduced activity due to storms in North America; Trans-Pacific paths reported as OK but not as good as the previous session; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions have yet to materialize but solar wind velocity is up
Incredible night of trans-Pacific openings as WH2XXP reported at VK6LX at a distance of 15447 km; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions may be on the horizon again; VK4YB finds workable compromise as he works to repair damaged antennas; Noise remains a big problem for much of North America but changes are coming
Geomagnetic conditions become unhinged as a strong storm threatens propagation; Encouraging results from Reverse Beacon Network tests in the Pacific Northwest, VE6 and VE7; Great openings for WH2XCR including several two-way reports with VK
Relatively strong trans-Pacific paths and decent domestic openings but trans-Atlantic openings remain closed - when will they return?; VK4YB reports the presence of the ''Mackerel Sky'' during this session; WH2XCR -> JA1NQI/2 but path to Oceania not quite as good as recent sessions
Trans-Pacific openings rebound a bit as the roller coaster ride continues; WH2XCR -> JA1NQI/2 plus a multitude of VK/ZL stations; More eastern stations reporting WH2XCR for the first time in months; Transcontinental opening also show major improvements; VK4YB presents ''SSB on 630-meters down-under''
Very strong night for trans-Pacific openings for a number of stations as geomagnetic conditions remain quiet and relatively stable; WH2XXP reported by VK4YB 31 minutes before sunset in VK; Band activity was improved
Great improvements for trans-Pacific paths but domestic openings may continue to be masked by storm noise; G0MRF reports portable 630-meter activity from a hill in Sussex on Friday night; W5EST presents ''630m D-Region Sunrise: Comparing Some Daily SNRs''
Very noisy and stormy night near many population centers in North America had impact on activity; ZL1BPU's push to add stations in New Zealand is paying off; W5EST presents '' 'Eyeball’ Geometry of 630m D-Region''
Improvements abound as DST values push North of the centerline; VO1NA QRSS10 on 477.7 kHz but reports in Europe are all white noise for this session; Transcontinental and Trans-Pacific paths remain a bit dicey as robust openings fail to develop
CME shockwave arrives bringing a few enhancements, including a return of ZF1EJ -> WH2XCR; Storms continue to keep many stations off air while others struggle to hear as this weird Summer continues; N6LF publishes his results from his recent antenna rebuild that uses elevated radials
New WSJTx mode 'FT8' breaks some of the Summer monotony in North America; WSPR reports from E51WL continue; Tonight is Night of Nights XVIII at KPH; W5EST presents ''Part 7: Astronomical 630m SS/SR, 6-Month Seasonality, N/S Hemispheres''
Geomagnetic condition continue at unsettled to storm levels as an M-class flare threatens; E51WL continues to provide reports for North America and Australia; FSQCALL activity between ZL and VK; 'Night of Nights XVIII' on Wednesday night, July 12; W5EST presents ''Part 5: 630m Sunsets, Hemispheres Compared''
E51WL continues to provide reports for North America and Australia; Geomagnetic storm conditions return with a new coronal hole; VK4YB provides evidence as to why he should be inducted into the ''Hall of Flame''
Similar session to previous with decent domestic openings in spite of noise and somewhat 'flat' long haul propagation; E51WL reporting stations from North Cook Islands; W5EST presents ''VK4YB Operating Schedule with 630m Fixed Directive TX Antennas''
Consistently quiet geomagnetic conditions but only limited trans-Pacific openings; Decent openings between VK4YB and JA3TVF, 7L1RLL4, and TNUKJPM; Strong storms once again peppered across North America
Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue but so do noisy terrestrial storms; VK -> JA path returned and trans-Pacific path between North America and Oceania remains open; Digital mode experimentation in western North America
Another very average Summer night in North America; Quiet geomagnetic conditions but plenty of noise; Very consistent openings between KH6 and VK; W5EST presents ''Part 2: 630m Capacitively Segmented TX Loop Reduces HV RF''
Very noisy evening as terrestrial storms pepper North America but quieter conditions prevail by morning revealing great domestic openings; 'So-so' Trans-Pacific openings and a meager night in Alaska for WE2XPQ
Field day is here and with it, the MF and LF demonstration and outreach opportunity; VK4YB 472 kHz CW QSO with ZL1ZLD memorial station; Trans-Pacific paths are generally unchanged from the previous session although path between JA and VK has improved
Parts of North America reporting strong signals and low noise while others are washed out by storms; DST values push strongly to positive values; WE2XPQ amazingly decoding WSPR stations while transmitting CW; ZL2BCG transmitting again; Trans-Pacific paths generally down from highs earlier in the week
Very quiet geomagnetic conditions and relatively quiet band by morning but trans-Pacific openings favor lower latitudes; Domestic openings were mostly nominal for Summer Solstice; K4SV assigned WI2XZB
G1 geomagnetic storm conditions return and more of the same stormy terrestrial weather in the East but activity and propagation may have been moderately improved; Trans-Pacific and transcontinental paths were once again open; WE2XPQ in Alaska returns to air
Geo-effective coronal hole brings unsettled conditions and terrestrial storms impact activity in the East; A few transcontinental openings observed in spite of band conditions and WH2XXP -> VK4YB -> JA1NQI/2, JA3TVF paths open; Experiment between VK4YB and VE6XH comes to seasonal end and 630-meters fares surprisingly well
Elevated-quiet geomagnetic conditions continue plus big storms in the central region of North America make for a noisy night; Generally flat long-haul and domestic propagation; FCC 17-33 published in Federal Register but that DOES NOT mean you can get on the air in 30 days!; W5EST presents ''PART 2: SMALLER FOOTPRINT, 40’ HIGH TOP-FED INVERTED DELTA TX ANTENNA ON 630M''
Session not quite as robust as the previous for many reports but not a bad night in spite of QRN and decreased geomagnetic conditions; Great openings between Oceania and Asia; Beware of Internet rumors about fake UTC notification procedures!; Field day outreach opportunity station sign up in progress
Mostly quiet evening with lots of activity turns noisy by morning as generally quiet geomagnetic conditions continue on what was probably considered an average Summer night in North America; New MF and LF allocations reported in PY2; Recent post-sunrise openings between VK and KH6
Another night of average domestic propagation as geomagnetic conditions appear to be mounting a recovery; Numerous transcontinental openings reported; Trans-Pacific path opens between North America and Oceania and Oceania and Asia
Geomagnetic conditions reach unsettled levels again as seasonal storms in North America are more wide spread and impact band activity; Trans-Pacific paths to North America are cut off but VK4YB -> JA1NQI/2, JA3TVF, JH3XCU; More SSB in Oceania
Wildly varying and even 'Bizarre conditions' reported over night after a brief daytime geomagnetic disturbance; The North American noise profile continues to look the same; Trans-Pacific openings cut off between Oceania and North America and Oceania and Asia
Quiet geomagnetic conditions but more storm noise in parts of North America as the southern hemisphere turns to Winter and trans-Pacific openings hang on for another night; Some areas reporting best S/N in weeks
Average to below average domestic propagation with relatively high noise in many areas of North America as geomagnetic conditions return to quiet levels, VK4YB presents, 'The VK4YB 630m 'Bottom Hat' Vertical Antenna'
A better session overall with numerous transcontinental openings reported; Openings between North America and Oceania continue to be closed but VK -> JA, KH6 continues; VK4YB presents 'The Mackerel Sky'
Geomagnetic conditions sending mixed messages but terrestrial weather leaves the band with more seasonal noise; A few transcontinental openings in North America; W5EST presents, 'AZ-WA 630m PATH SIMULATION FOR 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE'
Average-to-depressed band conditions continue but some transcontinental openings observed; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ; JH3XCU awarded JARL 475 kHz-10 award; W5EST presents 'PACIFIC NW 630m PATH SIMULATION FOR 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE'
Continued improvements for domestic openings; Trans-Pacific openings were slow to develop and were limited to path between VK and JA; W5EST presents 'VIEWPOINT: HOW WILL 630M RF PATHS BEHAVE IN THE 8/21/17 SOLAR ECLIPSE?'
Better night on the air in spite of high-speed solar wind and more terrestrial storms in the southern and midwestern US; Trans-Pacific path between Oceania and North America returns and VK -> JA path continues to produce results
Wild, roller coaster propagation for North America with a variety of Summer noises reported still resulted in a pretty good session for May; DF2JP returns to MF with Hellschreiber; Solid openings between KH6 and Oceania; MF Solutions transmit converter registration ends tonight, drawing tomorrow - REGISTER NOW
Very active night of storms in North America complicates on air activity for many; Trans-Pacific path slightly better than previous session but not by much; K4SV files Part-5 application in recent days to get a jump on Part-97 implementation
Quiet geomagnetic conditions continue but VK4YB reports 'near collapse' of trans-Pacific propagation while path from VK to JA continues to buzz; Weak signals reported around North America;W5EST presents 'PART 5: 630M ON-TRACK vs. CROSS-TRACK IN AUGUST 21, 2017, SOLAR ECLIPSE'
Propagation maybe a little down from the previous session as DST values move back into the red; Slightly noisier night in North America as western storms organize further; Trans-Pacific paths remain fickle but open
Slightly elevated geomagnetic activity overnight as noise conditions varied significantly; More VK4YB -> ZF1EJ plus good VK openings to JA; Good openings between WH2XCR and Oceania although path to JA remains closed
'Strange conditions' reported overnight as quiet geomagnetic conditions return; VK4YB -> ZF1EJ first time report!; Great openings on VK -> JA path; MF Solutions drawing registration open until May 12 with drawing on May 13!
Geomagnetic spike to unsettled levels during the early evening; Stormy conditions in Pacific Northwest and coastal Southeast; W5EST presents 'PART 2: 630M SNRs DURING THE AUGUST 21, 2017, SOLAR ECLIPSE'
Quiet geomagnetic conditions but high QRN from gulf coast storms; Trans-Pacific openings continue to produce results; Trans-Atlantic paths remain closed; August eclipse favoring North America could be an interesting opportunity
Better domestic propagation for North America and improving trans-Pacific openings as high noise moves to the East coast; W5EST presents 'LATE APRIL: 630M PRE-SUNRISE ENHANCEMENTS WITH XXP TRANSMITTER'; MF solutions transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration in progress – REGISTER NOW!
Stable, quiet geomagnetic conditions but just an average night for domestic openings, no trans-Atlantic openings and generally poor to weak trans-Pacific openings; W5EST presents, '630M PRE-SUNRISE ENHANCEMENTS: HOW SOON MIGHT THEY START PRE-SR?'; MF solutions transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration in progress - REGISTER NOW!
More strong storms in Central and Midwestern US creating problems for operators in the eastern half of North America; Situation only moderately better in the West where trans-Pacific paths struggle to hang on; MF Solution transmit downconverter drawing and giveaway registration period is open!
Another average night dominated by shorter openings that were slow to develop in North America; 475 kHz mystery carrier continues; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to be missing while trans-Pacific openings are depressed
Much improved propagation as geomagnetic storming conditions decrease allowing DH5RAE -> K4RCG, N4DB, K3RWR/3 and VK4YB -> WA3TTS plus others; W5EST presents, 'Does 630m nighttime ionosphere show contour surface variation?'
Geomagnetic storming continues but overall terrestrial storm QRN was down for many and stations in the South fare better than those in the North; Great trans-Pacific openings between North America and Oceania
Consecutive periods of G2 storm levels over night with more to come; WI2XUL maiden voyage was successful in spite of high noise and even netted a CW QSO; Relatively typical session for trans-Pacific openings to Oceania but an absence of trans-Atlantic openings continues
Average session for April as quiet geomagnetic conditions return and terrestrial noise builds; Why I don't report OPERA data; Difficult two-way path between ZF1EJ and WH2XCR returns; W5EST presents 'Billiards in the sky: candidate 630m pre-sunrise reflection concepts'
Decent domestic propagation results in transcontinental openings in spite of high noise; Quiet geomagnetic conditions as we continue to wait for major impact from coronal hole; WG2XPJ finds more trans-Atlantic success; W5EST presents 'SUNRISE AT ALTITUDE EXPLAINS PRE-SUNRISE FREQUENCY DEPARTURE ON 600KHz?'
A few more trans-Atlantic reports for WG2XPJ; Quiet geomagnetic conditions ahead of forecast coronal hole; Terrestrial storms in central US 'thin the herd'; So-so trans-Pacific conditions are nothing like yesterday
Decent domestic propagation but QRN widely distributed around North America; Geomagnetic conditions reach unsettled levels after very quiet levels in previous session; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to be "hit or miss"; A few Trans-Pacific openings but less robust than normal for usual suspects
Relatively strong session of domestic and trans-Pacific openings while trans-Atlantic paths are much weaker; More 'digital mode madness' in British Columbia; CW QSO attempt between VE7SL and VK4YB; High latitude propagation improvements at WE2XPQ
Variable propagation across the globe resulted in isolated long haul openings; Strong Texas storms mean big noise in North America; KP2XX providing reports for North American and Caribbean stations; WI2XUF application granted after long wait
All around a weaker session - even domestic openings around North America were down a bit as strong storms in the Midwest make listening difficult; WH2XXP -> JA3TVF, JH1INM, VK4YB, and VK2XGJ trans-Pacific session highlight
Unsettled geomagnetic conditions progress to storm levels and seems to cut off trans-Atlantic paths but domestic openings shine again; Trans-Pacific paths impacted by storms in Oceania but paths to Asia yield some result; WH2XCR returns to air
Excellent domestic openings that seem to coincide with more unsettled geomagnetic conditions; A few trans-Atlantic reports return while trans-Pacific reports "dry up" a bit; Good night for CW and quite a bit of digital activity in VE7
Another bizarre propagation night where regional openings dominated in many areas of North America; Trans-Pacific openings were great including big JA openings for WH2XXP; Real geomagnetic recovery on the horizon? High noise in the southern and central US - we own it until October!
Transcontinental paths return but QRN is deafening; Trans-Pacific openings outshine trans-Atlantic paths; British Columbia and Pacific Northwest showing lots of activity with JT9, RTTY, and PSK31; Geomagnetic conditions show improvement but some late afternoon flaring increasing attenuation?
A few trans-Atlantic openings develop as solar wind and geomagnetic activity begins to calm; High noise returns with new storm system in the central US; More JT9 activity in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia; It's a tough life on the beach for KL7L/XE; DJ2FP returns to MF after a flash-over event; Hans Summers offers big discount on U3S to commemorate R&O
Weird combination of storm QRN and the return of persistent geomagnetic storm levels resulted in a slightly better session than the previous night for some; Big JA openings for WH2XXP; Trans-Pacific paths from Oceania greatly diminished; K9JWV/WI2XJG SK
High QRN in North America seems to be impacting just about everyone in some way; Geomagnetic conditions were headed in the right direction but storm levels returned during the evening; A few trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings observed but band continues to be poor for long haul paths
It was a tough one - 27 hours with a Kp > 5!; Depressed trans-Atlantic openings but several Trans-Pacific enhancements; More poor terrestrial weather conditions in the East means more noise; 'Cellar Dwellers On the Go' prepares for release in VK
Slightly improved trans-Atlantic openings as European station reported in southeastern US; VK4YB reports best trans-Pacific opening of 2017; Another coronal hole expected to impact Earth in coming days
What a difference a day makes - deteriorating geomagnetic conditions and terrestrial storms add complications to the session and significantly reduce trans-Atlantic reports; Early trans-Pacific openings favor path to Oceania; WI2XTC grant approved
The trans-Atlantic bubble moves around again as geomagnetic activity reaches unsettled levels but more European stations reported in North America; Trans-Pacific openings favor Asia from North America but don't count out Oceania
Maybe more varied band activity than we had during the Winter peaks; Many trans-Atlantic openings, including high latitudes openins between WH2XGP and LA2XPA/2; WE2XPQ in Alaska reported by N1BUG in Maine on a very difficult path; Crossband JT9 QSO, W0YSE/7 <-> VE7CNF; Final night of European MF QSO party focusing on CW; 'Noisy, average night' reported in Oceania; WE2XPQ 'JA bonanza' strikes again/a>
Low noise and quiet geomagnetic conditions result in many trans-Atlantic openings including WH2XXP -> LA2XPA/2; Night two for the European MF QSO party is in the books with night three and CW ahead; JT9 QSO number 3 between VE7SL and ZF1EJ; Solid maiden voyage for WI2XQU
Night one of the MF QSO party in Europe brought good trans-Atlantic openings for many eastern stations plus a large number of reports for G8HUH in North America; Trans-Pacific paths to both Asia and Oceania remain open; WI2XUF assigned to N1DAY; It was nice to rag chew on CW last night and this morning
The widespread trans-Atlantic openings of previous sessions dissolved but didn't disappear completely; Strong storms in Oceania mean poor receiving conditions down under; WI2XSV grant approved while WI2XUD assigned to W6IEE
Very quiet geomagnetic field and increasing DST levels yielded strong trans-Atlantic openings including DL4RAE -> WH2XZO, N1BUG; Trans-Pacific paths rebound as well; MF QSO Party in Europe TONIGHT!; WI2XSX grant approved
Generally quiet geomagnetic conditions result in another night of solid trans-Atlantic openings; Blizzard conditions in the East has impact on activity, particularly in the Northeast; Trans-Pacific openings more depressed than previous sessions
Geomagnetic field receives another jolt of unsettled conditions yet trans-Atlantic openings for New England flourish; Trans-Pacific openings favored lower latitudes; 'Goodbye to Winter ' MF QSO Party coming this week for Europe; Post-sunrise reports between WH2XCR and WE2XPQ
Pretty good session with average to above average domestic openings; Take-two on geomagnetic recovery attempt; One-way Trans-Atlantic openings retreat to New England; Trans-Pacific openings continue for another night
Slight improvement for trans-Atlantic openings as noisy storm system moves into the southeastern US; Domestic openings reasonably good; Trans-Pacific openings to North America at least as good as the previous session; Geomagnetic conditions improve through the session
Trans-Atlantic reports completely cut off; Trans-Pacific paths open but less prolific than recent sessions; More unsettled and geomagnetic storm levels; Terrestrial storms in South Central US and Midwest keep many stations QRT while noise makes listening tough for many in North America
Trans-Atlantic openings struggle although WD2XSH/17 receives a few 100 mW reports; Trans-Pacific openings begin early with much improved path to Oceania; Mystery signal on 477 reported in Europe; DF2JP kite antenna planned for tonight
Profoundly disturbed geomagnetic conditions don't disrupt all trans-Atlantic activity; QRN in the East decreases as storm system moves out to sea; Trans-Pacific openings favor path to JA as high QRN impacts openings to Oceania; Big aurora in Alaska
Just when you thought trans-Atlantic openings couldn't improve; Trans-Pacific openings not too shabby either as North America --> Japan continues to be hot; WH2XGP <-> WG2XIQ JT9 QSO after a bit of a dry spell; Big storms in the coming days in KH6... Enhancements ahead or just QRN?
More big trans-Atlantic openings including first time crossing for WI2XBV; TI3/W7RI and XE2Ej providing reports and hearing well; Trans-Pacific openings favored North America --> JA path over path to Oceania
Solid night on trans-Atlantic paths in spite of weather QRT for some in Northeast; Active trans-Pacific path to JA and more ZL stations QRV in a single session than ever before?; Quiet band conditions for much of North America as geomagnetic activity continues to decrease; WA2XRM QRSS3 activity redux
Geomagnetic conditions settle again and terrestrial noise ramps up again in the Midwest but propagation looked pretty good; Gaps in QRN in Oceania allow a few reports on trans-Pacific paths; DF2JP kite antenna set for launch at sunset!; Softrock RX/TX LF/MF mod report from VE7VV; WA2XRM operational announcement
Geomagnetic storm conditions return but great trans-Atlantic openings ahead of storm; Good domestic propagation including transcontinental opening; Trans-Pacific openings were good but less robust than previous session
Very active night of trans-Atlantic openings including first time reports for EA4GHB; MF from Turkey - TA4/G8SCU WSPR receive QRV; High winds and rain mean no kite antenna at DF2JP; High latitude fast and deep QSB in North America during evening; WA9CGZ assigned WI2XSV - waiting for grant
Good transcontinental openings in North America and decreasing noise in Oceania make for a slightly above average session; Roller coast ride continues as trans-Atlantic numbers are down again; WH2XXP --> JR1IZM; Another kite antenna experiment forthcoming at DF2JP
Average night for many stations around the South as high noise returns to parts of North America and Oceania; Very quiet conditions in Pacific Northwest and New England result in good transcontinental openings; Great trans-Atlantic openings for a few stations in New England
Unsettled conditions return but decent trans-Atlantic and domestic openings and 'fair' trans-Pacific openings; WE2XPQ --> XE2EJ; First time CW QSO between WI2XJQ and WG2XSV; KL7L/M in KH6 brief receive session from the beach yields good results
Noise and bad weather shift to the Southeast as favorable geomagnetic conditions continue; Strong trans-Atlantic openings for many stations; Noise impacting reports in Oceania but path to North America is open; Strong openings to Asia from North America
Trans-Atlantic openings return including high latitude western openings but QRN in Oceania makes trans-Pacific path from North America to Australia tough; Great transcontinental openings in the evening from the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia
Great openings in and around North America during the evening and overnight but why not more trans-Atlantic openings?; Trans-Pacific path yields first ever report including VE7SL --> JA1NQI plus other regulars; XE2EJ listening for the first time and providing reports to North America; Evening JT9 and CW fun for a number of stations taking advantage of long band openings
Mixed reviews on the session but DK7FC --> WI2XFI and VK4YB --> WG2XIQ; QRN high in Oceania and Pacific, making JT9 QSO attempt between VK4YB and JR1IZM difficult; Trans-Pacific path very much open, however; A little evening CW and JT9 during the evening in North America
Generally strong domestic propagation and band conditions but noise remains a player in East; Limited trans-Atlantic openings but trans-Pacific openings continue to provide results even if reports are impacted
Very high noise for the eastern half of North America; Quieter geomagnetic conditions with significant improvement for trans-Pacific paths but fewer trans-Atlantic openings reported; More JT9 QSO attempts between VK4YB and JR1IZM
Good-to-average session as geomagnetic conditions continue to calm; Much of the same for domestic, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings; KL7L/KH6 continues to experience high noise but WE2XPQ experiences another strong night; Nice JA and VK openings for WH2XCR
Trans-Atlantic openings in the East are plentiful for another night; Trans-Pacific openings are depressed once again; Domestic openings continue to be very strong around North America; Tonight is the 2nd Annual Midwinter 630-meter Activity Night!
Big opening between WE2XPQ in Alaska and OH1TSM in Finland; Very confusing propagation as unsettled/storm levels continue to permit many strong trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings; 2nd annual Midwinter 630-meter activity night tomorrow night (Saturday!); VO1NA CW reported at G3XKR
Geomagnetic storm conditions set-in but trans-Atlantic openings continue at high levels along the East coast of North America; Record band activity achieved overnight; WI2XBV JT9 QSO with WG2XIQ; 2nd Annual Midwinter 630-meter Activity Night is this Saturday night!
If you thought the previous session was great, this one may have been better with many reporting record nights in North America; Trans-Pacific openings rebound a bit; Midwinter 630-meter activity night this coming Saturday night!
Remarkable night of trans-Atlantic openings as DST surges; JT9 QSO between VE3CIQ and ZF1EJ; Openings to JA were present but noise may be impeding path to VK and ZL; Midwinter 630-meter Activity Night this Saturday night in North America!
Quieter, improved propagation and band conditions overnight with some trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings; An evening of sub-audible CW with WG2XSV; Good openings to Asia and Oceania in the Pacific
Very strong night for domestic activity and reports in North America; Good trans-Atlantic openings, including high latitude path to LA2XPA but DX not as good from previous session; WI2XRM and WI2XRE granted this morning
Great propagation and band conditions return with massive trans-Atlantic openings!; VE7SL and ZF1EJ complete first JT9 QSO; VO1NA QRV 477.7 kHz CW; JA and VK openings continue for the western US and Pacific
Trans-Atlantic reports continue to roll as geomagnetic conditions calm again but southeastern US storms continue to create lot of problems for the eastern half of the US; Formal announcement of the upcoming Midwinter 630-meter Activity Night
What a difference a day makes! Geomagnetic conditions show some improvement and trans-Atlantic path responds; Pacific openings returns with VK -> JA, WE2XPQ -> JA1NQI, JH3XCU; WH2XXP -> VK4YB; Elevated QRN in parts of North America; WH2XCR returns!
Great night of trans-Atlantic openings including high latitude paths to LA2XPA from western US; Depressed conditions in the Pacific; Reasonably good domestic openings and high activity but its been tough to find a QSO
ZF1EJ, WG2XKA, WG2XPJ -> LA2XPA plus others take advantage of trans-Atlantic openings; High QRN and stations QRT for Winter weather and strong storms but amazingly band activity was at record high levels
Very high level of activity but band not as good as previous session in spite of many indicators suggesting it might be; G8HUH owns trans-Atlantic paths; High noise in Pacific and Oceania and elevated noise in parts of North America
First night transmitting for ZF1EJ and what a great night it was!; More localized trans-Atlantic reports; Tough session on the trans-Pacific path; Daytime enhancements from eruption; Canadian cross band stations set transmit and listening frequencies for February special event
Pretty good night for domestic paths but limited long-haul propagation in North America; G3KEV -> FR5ZX ; WG2XJM <-> WG2XIQ on JT9; Very slow speed CW experiments at WG2XSV; Daytime ground wave testing at WA2XRM
Slow start turns to very good night all around as several periods of unsettled geomagnetic conditions return; Good trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific and trans-African coverage overnight; It was almost like an impromptu JT9 QSO party in North America; WA2XRM CW beacon redux
Great trans-Atlantic openings but the band continued to experience effects of early session unsettled conditions; JT9 QSO between WI2XBQ and WG2XIQ; Better late than never for Pacific openings; Big night for WE2XPQ with reports from JA1NQI and two-way reports with VK4YB
Noisy night in North America masks some signals and makes for difficult listening; Unsettled geomagnetic conditions return overnight; Good trans-Atlantic openings but 'bizarre' trans-Pacific conditions
Much improved propagation overnight as the Bz holds firm; Some areas report record precipitation static; Trans-Atlantic reports return to typical distributions; Good CW signal WA2XRM; TI3/W7RI providing reports from Costa Rica
Much quieter session as lightning abates but Winter storm causes antenna problems for some; DH5RAE, DJ0ABR, EA5DOM, F1AFJ -> N1BUG; Early trans-Pacific opening reported at VK2XGJ; WA2XRM plans CW activity tonight
Noisy session that wasn't particularly good for domestic communications; More trans-Atlantic openings and a return of high latitude reports; No break for trans-Pacific openings; What's a good night in February for the next special event?
Another night of very good domestic openings and a few trans-Pacific openings ahead of the next geomagnetic storm; High precipitation static this morning in Texas and probably other destinations; WA2XRM CW beacon reports from the evening
Band shows some recovery as trans-Atlantic paths open once again; Trans-Atlantic openings continue to improve again; EA5DOM Christmas CW message redux; More WI2XLQ Fessenden Christmas transmission reports
Solstice is here and the band goes wild; More high latitude reports from Norway: WG2XPJ, VE3EFF, WH2XZO, WD2XSH/17, WG2XXM, WG2XKA, WG2XIQ -> LA2XPA; Good trans-Pacific propagation as late evening QRN reduction brings stations from the noise
High latitude / polar paths open again: WH2XGP, WG2XXM, WG2XKA -> LA2XPA; Good night for trans-Atlantic openings as trans-Pacific destinations report high QRN; Strong domestic openings in North America
Trans-Atlantic energy shifts West as WH2XXP reported by DJ0ABR; Better trans-Pacific openings than in previous days; Next geomagnetic event on the doorstep as good transcontinental openings continue to present daily results
Early trans-Atlantic reports suggested good session ahead and path didn't disappoint; PY2GN gets noise relief from his utility; WH2XCR reports decent, early openings to Ukraine on 160m - does that mean a good night ahead on 630m?
Unsettled conditions keep things interesting and operators on their toes while precipitation noise plagues many; EA5DOM and G8HUH reported in North America; SV8CS reported at OY6FRA again; VK4YB returns on the NNW antenna with JA reports; WH2XCR receives only US reports from JA for the session
Valve now tightly closed on Arctic polar openings ahead of impending G1 storm but trans-Atlantic reports get a boost; Trans-Pacific path continues to be strong to Asia and a few reports from Oceania return; ZS6KN and FR5ZX are QRV - operators are standing by!
Night three of big Arctic polar path openings between North America and LA2XPA; Trans-Atlantic path produces results: WG2XKA -> G0LUJ, G0MJI; WG2XXM -> F1AFJ, G3XKR; G8HUH -> WD2XSH/17; Coronal hole approaches, G1 storm levels anticipated
Arctic polar openings from North America continue as LA2XPA shows the value of quiet locations and big receive antennas; More trans-Atlantic / trans-Pacific openings but Oceania path is almost gone for the season
Quiet night for most as path from Europe opens slightly: EA5DOM -> WD2XSH/17; Healthy openings to Asia from North America; Interesting transcontinental openings; MF QSO Party this weekend on CW in Europe
Great domestic propagation and band conditions including early transcontinental between WH2XGP and WA3TTS and WG2XSV and ZF1EJ; Another big night for JA, VK, ZL, and stations in western North America; MF CW QSO party in Europe this weekend!
WH2XXP -> DJ0ABR, WG2XXM -> F1AFJ, G3KEV -> WD2XSH/17; Big night of JA's for VK4YB, WE2XPQ, and WH2XCR; High QRN in North America from southeastern US storm system; Longest daytime reports at WG2XSV; A worthwhile overnight experience with an otherwise doomed U3
G8HUH -> N1BUG, WD2XSH/17; Good trans-Pacific coverage although big storms in central US and Australia impact otherwise good propagation; MF QRSS QSO Party night two redux; High latitude JA path opens again
Another night of different propagation as geomagnetic activity continues to stabilize; Trans-Pacific showing life on E / W paths but N / S less impressive; Night one European MF QRSS QSO party; UR5FFC -> FR5ZX; WH2XZO -> N1BUG 75 minutes after sunrise
Geomagnetic conditions moderate with trans-Atlantic openings giving way to better trans-Pacific conditions; EA5DOM -> FR5ZX; MF QRSS QSO Party tonight in Europe!; First time reports at ZL2BCG for WG2XXM and WG2XIQ and first time reports at WH2XGP for ZL2BCG
G1/G2 storm finally pops and band goes wild with big openings on many long haul paths; MF QSO Party in Europe on QRSS this weekend; KH6L joins the receiving ranks in Hawaii; Huge reports on many domestic North American paths particularly at WB0VAK; JA openings continue in spite of active auroral conditions
Only unsettled geomagnetic conditions so far as transcontinental, trans-Atlantic, and trans-Pacific openings continue to produce; VE3CIQ <-> WH2XCR; VA7BBG maiden voyage of his new transmitter; More WA2XRM QRSS30 captures; WG2XSB audio
Another major outbreak of JA openings in the West but no trans-Atlantic reports; Very good domestic and transcontinental openings in North America in spite of elevated noise; Geomagnetic conditions beginning to percolate ahead of next forecast storm; More reports for WA2XRM QRSS CW
EA5DOM -> FR5ZX first of season; WE2XPQ -> ZF1EJ/1, WG2XIQ and WA3TTS first time ever!; G8HUH -> WD2XSH/17; Another big night of JA's for WH2XCR, WE2XPQ, and VK4YB; QRSS30 captures of WA2XRM at WG2XSV
A very quiet night and high activity led the way to early domestic and trans-Pacific openings and a few trans-Atlantic openings; Big JA opening for WH2XXP, WE2XPQ, WH2XCR; A welcome yet unexpected CW rag chew with WD2XSH/12 in the early evening; WG2XSV captures WA2XRM QRSS
Big trans-Atlantic openings for North America is early evening; PA0A -> UA0SNV-1; KP2XX QRV and reporting southern stations; Good transcontinental coverage; High activity in VK6; WA2XRM planned activity tonight
Quiet terrestrial and geomagnetic conditions return but was there enough spark for strong signals?; DJ0ABR -> UA0SNV; WD2XSH/17 -> G8HUH; WH2XCR -> VK6XT and ZF1EJ/1; WG2XKA completes G0MRF amp build; Server relocation in the coming days
Great propagation with high activity and only slightly higher QRN; WD2XSH/17, WE2XGR/3, WG2XKA take advantage of trans-Atlantic openings; Trans-Pacific openings improve significantly; WG2XSV reports good transcontinental openings
p>Here comes the storm! - another G1 storms arrives just in time for the weekend 630-meter special event; WD2XSH/17 -> G0LUJ_1; WH2XCR -> ZF1EJ/1; Several transcontinental openings reported; VI4SEA redux from VK4YB
More trans-Atlantic reports from DK7FC at WD2XSH/17; Higher latitude eastern path begins to open again; Geomagnetic field starting to show signs of new activity; W5EST zooms in on the T/R and QSK question
Trans-Atlantic returns as DK7FC and PA3ABK/2 are heard at WD2XSH/17 and WG2XKA is reported at PA0RDT; DST shows a peak and begins to drop as protons increase; More T/R switching and QSK talk from W5EST
Early transcontinental reports for WG2XKA and WH2XGP; Eastern half of North America and Australia fighting weather and QRN; VA7BBG testing new transmitter; VE7CA CW 475.5 kHz; WG2XKA reveals his plans for special event; W5EST talks QSK at 472
Propagation and QRN improves in North America; Several early reports and transcontinental openings observed; VI4SEA receiving JT9 and CW reports; Daylight savings time ends during the next session in the US
Poor propagation / band conditions or did WSPRnet gremlins give that appearance?; VI4SEA special event success results in schedule adjustment; JT9 and Hell activity in Europe; HF SWR Bridges at 472 - here is what ops think; ZS6KN continues to transmit WSPR from South Africa
ZS6KN QRV WSPR2 - who is listening in Europe?; A little Halloween Hellschreiber; TI7/W5EXJ's 'laser beam' up the Mississippi River; WG2XSV makes his first JT9 QSO with WH2XCR in Hawaii; VI4SEA special event in progress; Berlin treaty special event publicity on RAC website
TI7/W5EXJ shows up on WSPR - several reports exchanged; Storms in Oceania result in anemic trans-Pacific conditions; European MF QSO party wrap-up; Very high band activity and many new receive stations
Quiet night for most in North America as geomagnetic field at quiet to unsettled levels; Lean session on the trans-Pacific path to Oceania as storms plague eastern VK; Night two of MF QSO party in Europe a success; WH2XGP at WH2XCR two-hours before sunset in KH6; More JT9 in the Pacific Northwest; VE stations tune up for upcoming cross band special event on 630-meters
DK7FC -> WE2XGR/3, WE2XGR, WG2XJM -> G3XKR; VO1NA CW audible at PA0RDT; Enhances and early propagation in the Pacific; Is forecast geomagnetic storm a 'paper tiger' or just late?; WH2XXP -> CE0Y??? What's this? Big night for WE2XPQ
Quiet geomagnetic conditions but elevated noise from most recent storm system; WG2XJM -> G3XKR; Trans-Pacific path open but less robust due to storm in VK; Daylight openings begin to emerge as Autumn progresses; Pre-sunset reports at WH2XCR
Average propagation and band conditions but more QRN than the lightning map represents; Quiet geomagnetic conditions return; DK7FC -> WE2XGR/3; WH2XCR -> ZF1EJ; WG2XSV JT9 at VE6JY; Good trans-Pacific openings to Oceania and Asia
Pretty good night in North America in spite of slightly reduced S/N as the geomagnetic storm continues; QRN from South of the border; Nice two-way CW between WH2XZO and WG2XIQ; WG2XSV reports first ever reports of VK4YB!
VK4YB -> WG2XJM, VE3IQB when K=5??? - Another fantastic night of trans-Pacific opening during a G1 storm; PA0A -> UA0SNV for a second night of multiple reports; WG2XKA and WD2XSH/17 on the trans-Atlantic path; CW activity increasing on 630-meter
Strong, early signals at WH2XCR; Quiet band conditions and strong domestic signals with some trans-Pacific openings; WSPRnet outage in the West / Pacific / Asia this morning?; ZL2BCG makes a big splash. providing reports for a number of stations
Transcontinental JT9 QSO between VE7SL and VE3CIQ; Single trans-Atlantic report and comparatively poor trans-Pacific openings leaves some asking 'Is it over?'; Good domestic openings in North America but poor domestic performance reported in Australia
Another Kp spike in early North American evening but long haul propagation slightly improved; DK7FC -> WD2XSH/17, WE2XGR/3; More QRN from central US storms; Late reports of WD2XSH/15 and sunrise peak at WH2XCR in Texas; High JA WSPR activity
Another spike to the geomagnetic field during the early evening in North America and some openings disappear; Low to moderate QRN in evening but a very noisy morning; DK7FC -> WD2XSH/17; Very active path, KH6 -> JA and VK -> JA
Geomagnetic storm continues but conditions more unsettled overnight; Early reports to the Pacific Northwest from the South; Much improved and stabilized propagation for mid and low latitudes; Maybe some Improvements at higher latitudes?; F4DTL CW beacon QRV; RN4AGC QRV on difficult path; JA action beginning to increase at WH2XCR
Active geomagnetic storm dries up trans-Atlantic openings for the moment and 'largest storms in 50 years' in southern Australia create QRN problems; High activity continues with several new receiving stations; ZL2FT listening and successfully reporting VK
Great domestic propagation plus a few trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic openings including 50 mW ERP IK0VVE -> WD2XSH/17; Probe vs. dipole comparison at WD0AKX; Massive activity on 630-meters and its only September
F5WK, PA3ABK/2 reported in North America by many; VK4YB sharing two-way reports with many in North America, other VK's hearing North America in spite of high noise; VK4YB -> WG2XSV first time!; Geomagnetic storm conditions overnight with more likely on the way
Big night of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific openings as overnight QRN remains relatively low and geomagnetic conditions are quiet; Wow! WH2XGP -> TF3HZ; WH2XCR -> ZF1Ej 15-minutes after sunrise; DK7FC -> KU4XR 1st time reception!
Trans-Atlantic path dries up but trans-Pacific path produces big results including first time reports for WH2XXP at JA1NQI-2; ZP4KFX listening during session; Noise conditions in parts of North America
Trans-Atlantic openings returns for this session complementing the trans-Pacific opening in the West; Noisy start to evening gives way to much quieter morning; WH2XGZ makes transmitting début on 630-meters
Very noisy session sounded like mid-Summer in parts of North America and Australia at times; Another trans-Pacific JT9 attempt by VE7SL and VK4YB; Trans-Pacific path open for higher ERP stations on North American mainland; G4DMA/m listening
Strong geomagnetic storm continues but propagation is good through this session; Elevated storm QRN across North America; Numerous trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic reports; VK4YB reports 'best session ever' ; Data indicates great harmonic suppression for the G0MRF amplifier
Pretty good propagation as band continues to be impacted by recent G1 storm; Wall of noise continues to divide North America from Mexico to the Midwest; WH2XGP path to VK continues; WH2XXP QRV with lots of VK reports; Late night JT9 in Pacific Northwest; WH2XCR -> JA1PKG
Ouch! Geomagnetic 'perfect storm' makes for rough evening in North America but big surprises by morning; VK4YB <-> WH2XGP ->VK2DDI,VK2XGJ, VK3ELV EJTSWL; A first with VK4YB -> VE7CNF, VA7MM; VK4YB <-> WH2XCR ->EJTSWL, JA1NQI-2, VK2DDI, VK2NP, VK2XGJ, VK3ELV; G0MRF amplifier ready for air; W7RNB builds a noise canceller; Upcoming CLE event this weekend; KL7L antenna comparison redux
Another night of great propagation with lots of noise in the South during the evening, improving by morning; VK2XGJ, VK2DDI <- WH2XGP <-> VK4YB -> VE7SL; WG2XXM -> VK4YB; Late evening / early morning JT9 action; First JA of the season - WH2XCR -> JA1NQI-2; 8P9EH listening; More antenna comparisons in Alaska and the Caribbean
Another night of improving and very reasonable band conditions; VE7SL <--> VA7MM/mm first time two-way cross band SSB on 630-meters; Transcontinental path between VE3CIQ and WH2XGP; VK4YB has quantified his transmit antenna directivity
Bizarre, noisy session in North America but I can't claim propagation was poor; WG2XIQ --> VK2DDI; VO1NA QRV QRSS10477.7 kHz; WI2XJQ antenna improvements continue; Loop stick testing in Indiana; WH2XCR --> VK2EIK for first time report
Band recovering from minor storm and was good in the South overnight; ON5TA QRV MF WSPR finds first success; PU3VRW/SWL QSX 503.9 kHz; WH2XZO reports details of recent RX antenna problems; VE3EFF doing well at 1W TPO and inverted L
Much better session with significant decreases in noise level for some; WE2XPQ antennas down for relocation; Sounds of 630-meters at Field Day 2015 and looking forward to MF, LF, and VLF at Field Day 2016
Quiet geomagnetic conditions and noisy terrestrial wx means mixed bag in North America; ZS1JEN QSX 472 WSPR; PY2TI QSX 503.9 kHz; VO1NA reported in previous session at PA0RDT; WH2XIL 470 kHz CW with ground dipole
Trans-Atlantic path opens for DK7FC to WE2XGR/3 as geomagnetic field becomes more active; 3B8IK listening from Mauritius; Quiet morning after a noisy beginning to the night; Big turnout from ops in and around Minnesota!
Propagation continues to improve as noise increases; ZL1AKI first ZL receive station in over a year; More details on VK2FPQ crystal set; Daily reports through the summer; An ARRL Field Day demonstration opportunity for 630-meters
More of the same as the band continues to produce results; VK4YB SSB reported S9+ at 877km on a crystal set; DF2PY CW sessions continue in evenings; Oddly depressed band conditions in the Pacific ocean
Transcontinental band openings continue as stations dodge storms and wait for relief; New part-5 application issued call sign in record time ; DL0IL/p final redux with pictures; Field day 2016 activity?
Geomagnetic conditions improve resulting in a slightly better session with transcontinental openings in North America; Texas --> KH6 --> VK paths restored and improving; Antenna testing continues for several stations
Hopes were high early but stormy terrestrial and space weather spoil some of the fun; VE3EFF QRV for first session; EA5DOM --> WE2XGR/3; 630-meters from a condo!; Experimenting and development for the next season has begun!
Surprisingly good session after noisy start; More solar wind gives way to quieter conditions; WG2XXM --> VK4YB --> WI2XBQ; Early WH2XCR reports at VK2XGJ; KL7L/KH6 extends stay in Maui - life is tough sometimes
Elevated Kp and solar wind led to brief storm conditions and southerly Bz; Strong night with KH6 <--> VK; WG2XXM --> VK4YB; WI2XHK first transmissions and reports on 630-meters; VE3CIQ --> VK4YB??? Is it possible?
Noisy night in North America with persistent unsettled geomagnetic conditions; KL7L/KH6 receiving portably from near a volcano, decodes VK4YB and others; WG2XSV reports CW levels in the morning from the Pacific Northwest
Path between Australia and North America was active for several stations including VK3HP --> WH2XCR and VK4YB --> WE2XPQ; WG2XKA --> DL4RAJ for sole trans-Atlantic report; Daytime reports and evening JT9 at WG2XSV
Improving propagation as storm conditions transition to unsettled conditions; WG2XKA cut off to West but DL reports to East; Daytime WG2XSV; WH2XGP --> VK4YB, VK2XGJ; WG2XXM --> VK2DDI, VK2XGJ; WH2XCR --> VK, JA, and ZF1EJ
Oddly quiet session with strong signals across North America; WH2XGP --> VK2XGJ, VK2DDI, VK4YB continues; WG2XSV continues to impress at 200 mW ERP; Pre-sunset and post-sunrise reports in VK for WH2XCR
Quiet but elevated geomagnetic conditions give way to an average to below (recent) average session; A pair of trans-Atlantic reports for EA5DOM; JA0GBO transmitting and creating some excitement in Japan
Improved geomagnetic conditions result in better band conditions but southern storm QRN makes listening difficult; WG2XXM --> VK4YB, VK2DDI; WH2XGP --> VK2XGJ; New station 'JF1LKS' receives WH2XCR and VK3ELV
Geomagnetic storm yields a challenging session but a few trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific reports are received; WG2XSV persistent daytime reports at VE7SL; ZF1EJ and ZF1RC report WH2XCR; VK3ELV --> VE7SL
Great session for trans-Atlantic reports in both directions; Strong domestic transcontinental openings; WG2XSV 200 mW WSPR success; WH2XGP --> VK4YB; WH2XCR two-way reports with VK and JA path open again
Florida and Gulf storms yielded brutal noise for the southern US but the band was wide open with good reports from more distant stations; Trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific reports continue; Amazing post-sunrise propagation between WH2XZO and the Cayman Islands; WG2XSV show the difference a radial makes; 'VK Bonanza' for WH2XCR
Lower latitudes seem OK while some higher latitude paths continue to experience excessive absorption after more hits to the GMF over night; Two new Part-5 stations - WI2XFO and WI2XFI; JA and ZF1 paths are back for WH2XCR
Geomagnetic storm levels return but more Trans-Atlantic reports including more reports for G0MRF/p; More WSQ2 activity in the Pacific Northwest; High absorption in Alaska; VK path restored to WH2XCR after storm QRN decreases
'JA explosion' as WE2XPQ bags six JA's, WH2XGP --> JA1NQI-2, and WH2XCR --> JA1NQI-2, JH3XCU; UA0SNV decodes DK7FC, DJ0ABR; VE3OT audible on 474.5 kHz; EA8 portable activity and even some trans-Atlantic reports
WH2XGP decodes VK3ELV WSPR's; JH1INM decodes WE2XPQ WSPR's; DK7FC --> WE2XGR, WH2XZO; KP2XX makes another appearance ; WH2XGP QSO's with WG2XIQ on JT9 and JT65A; More CW and Phone with VK4QC and VK4YB
Good band conditions but higher latitudes more impacted than previous sessions; Two active EA8 stations; WH2XZO --> WG2XSV for only second time in 2016; Path between VK and KH6 persists on first day of Autumn down under
Band sounds less like Spring is approaching and more like early Winter in North America; Very early reports of WH2XCR at VK2XGJ; WG2XSV --> WG2XKA in VT for second night in a row; Upcoming portable activity from G0MRF
Very good band conditions for lower latitudes as geomagnetic field begins to stabilize; WG2XKA --> DL4RAJ; Big night in the Pacific For WH2XCR: VK3ELV --> WH2XCR --> JA1NQI-2, JH1INM, JH3XCU, VK2XGJ, ZF1EJ
Big action in Pacific: WE2XPQ --> JH3XCU, JH1INM, JE1JDL; VK3ELV --> WH2XCR --> VK2XGJ, JH3XCU, JA1NQI-2; Trans-Atlantic path yields reports between New England and DK7FC; WG2XSV --> KL7 as JT9 beacon
A band opening that spanned the globe: VK3ELV --> KL7L; WH2XCR --> VK2XGJ, VK3ELV, JH3XCU; Trans-Atlantic activity from Europe to New England that extends even further south: DK7FC --> K4LY; WG2XSV's strong session with JT9 level to Eastern US
Elevated geomagnetic conditions and proton density still allow for a pretty good session; EA9MH listening for the first time; DK7FC --> WE2XGR, WE2XGR/3; WE2XPQ --> VE7BDQ on WSPR15; WH2XCR --> JA2NQI-2, VK2XGJ, VK3ELV
A slow start yields good session in North America; Midwinter 630-meter activity weekend almost here; WE2XPQ --> VE7BDQ, JA1NQI-2 on WSPR15; WH2XCR --> VK2XGJ, JA1NQI-2; VE1HF trans-Atlantic reports; High level of band activity
Interesting pre-sunset propagation yields strong reports across North America and strong domestic conditions overnight; VE3OT CW audible in Texas; WSPR15 activity in Europe and Alaska, VE1HF --> G3XKR
Another night where band conditions depended on your location, high MF participation nevertheless; Early peaks on path from WB0VAK to WH2XGP; 'MP' reports PA failure; FR5ZX returns; VO1NA QRSS3 on 477.7 kHz
Cautiously optimistic start to session resulted in a great night; WH2XGP reported by VK2XGJ; CW levels between WG2XJM in PA and WH2XCR in KH6; Low latitude trans-Atlantic; ZF1EJ reports VE1CNF, WH2XCR; 'MP' QRSS returns
Significantly improved conditions in wake of afternoon shock wave; WE2XPQ --> JH3XCU in spite of elevated proton levels; WH2XCR gets JA trifecta + VK; Early spots throughout North America; WG2XSV --> KL7L @ 200 mW ERP; WSPRnet continues to struggle under load
Fair-to-good conditions in North America overnight in spite of high speed solar wind and unsettled geomagnetic conditions, QRSS30 at 100 mW in the afternoon, Successful QRPPP WSPR in the evening, W5EST profiles recent activity at W0RPK
Strong night for parts of northern US with good to fair conditions in the south, EA8/LA3JJ has a big night while on holiday, VE3OT's nice QRSS3 signal, Nice JT9 activity in Europe as warm up to Friday's MF QSO Party
Band was strong and very similar to previous session, FR5 and EA8 remain active, Another strong showing from WH2XCR with VK2XGJ, JA1NQI, and JH1INM, MF digital mode QSO party planned for January 8 in Europe
G0MRF/p improves his best DX record on QRSS3 with SV8CS and SV3DVO QSO's and some reception of VO1NA, FR5ZX testing transmitter/hearing numerous EU's again, Tests continue at ZF1RC, Another big night in the Pacific for WH2XCR
Good to fair band conditions in North America, Strong trans-African path from Europe to Reunion Island, Antenna comparisons in the Caribbean, VP9GE reports North America, Another strong session in the Pacific
Surprise solar wind stream blows geomagnetic field out of kilter, Low latitude propagation generally ok, WI2XBQ now at 0.5-watts ERP and reported by WH2XCR in KH6, Thoughts on the current state of WSPRnet
A first: WG2XIQ and WH2XCR complete first two-way JT9 QSO between mainland US and KH6, Geomagnetic field cools but so does trans-Atlantic, European reports continue to trickle out of FR5ZX, WA2XRM continues his QRSS30 quest
Special event results in lots of CW action, QTC, and SWL reports, WH2XCR at QRPPP ERP heard by VK2XGJ, WH2XZO WSPR's heard by several at microwatt ERP, Pirates on the high seas - literally, and a lot more...