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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

VK–> JA and a few trans-Atlantic reports for DK7FC

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

I’ve been QRT waiting out a storm system that continues to rage onward in the south central US.  Hopefully by sometime on Sunday  weather conditions will approve.  In the mean time I will do my best to characterize what is going on with other stations.

Participation was strong during the session in spite of absent transmitting stations.  Conditions were reported by Doug, WH2XZO / K4LY, to be some of the strongest that he has observed this season.  Doug was soliciting CW QSO’s in the ON4KST logger/chat.

24-hour 102315

24-hour WSPR activity

Its very nice to see FR5ZX on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean monitoring.  I wish him all success at reporting stations on 630-meters and hope that he can transmit soon!

 In the east, W1TAG/1 and WD2XSH/17 both reported DK7FC:

DK7FC W1TAG1 102315

DK7FC, as reported by W1TAG/1


DK7FC WD2XSH17 102315

DK7FC, as reported by WD2XSH/17


In the Pacific, WH2XCR reports that a storm coming ashore in Mexico was creating a significant amount of noise for him and activity was low.  He did not have any JA or VK spots to report.

In Alaska, Laurence only reported hearing WH2XGP in Washington state.

In Oceania, VK3ELV was reported by a Japanese SWL, TNUKJPM:

VK3ELV 102315

VK3ELV 24-hour activity



VK3ELV, as reported by TNUKJPM

Solarham reports that a glancing blow from a CME should be arriving sometime on the 24th and will result in a kp index of 5.  Perhaps this will be only a glancing blow and conditions won’t be terribly impacted.