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WE2XPQ and WH2XCR get a Christmas present from JA1NQI, Geomagnetic conditions have improved, WG2XJM captures WG2XFQ’s “Fessenden event” audio

– Posted in: 630 Meter Daily Reports, 630 Meters

After eating, drinking and merrymaking on this Christmas day, I am going to stick to the facts on this one. Translation:  not much editorializing by yours truly.

The geomagnetic field looks to be getting better:

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The Kyoto DST, though still in negative territory, has stabilized quite a bit:

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Kyoto DST for December 2015


The Australian DST sees a big boost into positive territory:

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Eric, NO3M / WG2XJM, captured the Heising modulation audio as part of the Fessenden Christmas broadcast put on by Brian, WA1ZMS / WG2XFQ, and posted a report with audio on his website.

WSPR activity was down during the evening, but hey – it was Christmas eve.  When I checked the WSPRnet activity page around 0200z, there were 66 MF WSPR stations reported.

Regional and continental breakdowns follow:

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North American 24-hour WSPR activity


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European 24-hour WSPR activity


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Japanese 24-hour WSPR activity


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Australian 24-hour WSPR activity

There were no trans-Atlantic or trans-African reports through this session.  Ed, VP9GE, was present but had no reports in the database through this session:

Eden, ZF1EJ, and Roger, ZF1RC, were faithfully present and providing reports for stations through this session:

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ZF1RC 24-hour WSPR activity


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ZF1EJ 24-hour WSPR activity


Laurence, KL7L / WE2XPQ, had a very nice session, with a report from JA1NQI-1:

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WE2XPQ 24-hour WSPR activity


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WE2XPQ, as reported by JA1NQI-1


Merv, K9FD/KH6 / WH2XCR, had an equally impressive session, with reports from JA1NQI-1 and John, VK2XGJ:

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WH2XCR 24-hour WSPR activity


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WH2XCR, as reported by VK2XGJ


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WH2XCR, as reported by JA1NQI-1


In Australia, Phil, VK3ELV, had a banner session, receiving the JA report trifecta from JA8SCD-5, JA1NQI-1, and JH3XCU:

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VK3ELV 24-hour WSPR activity


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VK3ELV, as reported by JA1NQI-1


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VK3ELV, as reported by JA8SCD-5


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VK3ELV, as reported by JH3XCU


OK that’s enough for today.  Everyone have a safe and Merry Christmas night.

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