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Current Operating Frequency and Mode

OFF AIR but QRV after dark tonigth

SCHEDULED ACTIVITY: CQ 474.5 kHz CW by 1015z through sunrise most days, WX permitting

Unsettled geomagnetic conditions persist but so do the reports.

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

The geomagnetic field continues to be very active but so has 630-meters.  Below is a 24-hour map showing all of this activity:

100315 24 hour

24-hour activity on 630-meters

Noise levels were generally pretty good in the central US overnight although a few stations on both coasts commented that their noise levels were higher than normal.

W1TAG/1 was the recipient of trans-Atlantic signals from both DF6NM and DH5RAE while VE1VDM only heard DH5RAE.  I had to check the records carefully to ensure that DH5RAE had, in fact, made it across, as he often reports on the wrong band.

DH5RAE TAG1 100315

DH5RAE, as reported by W1TAG/1


DF6NM TAG1 100315

DF6NM, as reported by W1TAG/1


DH5RAE VE1VDM 100315

DH5RAE, as reported by VE1VDM

Eden, ZF1EJ, reported a full compliment of stations across North America.

ZF1EJ 24 hour 100315

ZF1EJ 24-hour report


In the pacific, Merv, WH2XCR, reported ten stations, including a single ping for VK3ELV.  Clearly conditions have been impacted by the recent solar activity, given the single report from VK.

WH2XCR 24 hour 100315

24-hour report WH2XCR


VK3ELV  XCR 100315

VK3ELV, as reported by WH2XCR


This morning yielded a morning CW sked with Steve, KF5RYI / WG2XIQ/1.  Signals were strong and stable as usual.  On Saturdays we try to meet a little later so 1230z is a common meeting time on Saturdays while 1130z is more common on Sundays.