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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

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

Trans-Atlantic and KL7 WSPR spots return to Texas… As we approach Spring. huh?

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

Surprisingly, this past week has seen the persistent appearance of the path to and from KL7 as well as the return of the path to Europe.  Why is that surprising?  The dark, winter path to Europe has been non-existent from North Texas and very limited on the path to KL7.  In fact, the last report from a station on the European path was DF2JP on September 2, 2014.  Furthermore, the path to KL7 has been limited to only a few reports during extended periods of darkness while Summer 2014 brought daily, persistent reports, many of which were in full daylight in Palmer, AK, the site of KL7L / WE2XPQ.  This makes no sense.


wg2xiq 031515 KH6 KL7 G F

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
 2015-03-15 05:54  WG2XIQ  0.475617  -28  0  EM12mp  5  G3XKR  IO70ux  7424  43
 2015-03-15 05:50  WG2XIQ  0.475617  -28  0  EM12mp  5  G3XKR  IO70ux  7424  43
Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
 2015-03-15 05:12  WG2XIQ  0.475618  -28  0  EM12mp  5  F1AFJ  JN06ht  7951  46

Solar activity has persisted for much of the winter and into this transitional period. So why do the more effective high latitude paths seem to occur during shorter periods of darkness?  Email me and let me know what you think at Contact Me