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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

PRE NET TEST 11-29-2022

Start 1600ut - End 1635ut

WW8II transmits a 5-7 second 1KW CW carrier with ID every 1 minute

W4DEX receives and records the signal using Spectrum Lab a 510-mile path

WW8II NOTES:

There was a C 4.28 flare in (3147) that started @ 1311ut and ended @1511UT, with the peak @1358ut. Solar wind @1630ut was 645 km/s and the Density was 1.52p/cm3.


1600ut D layer 5.0db, Solar event C1.100
1605 ut D layer 4.9db, Solar event C1.04
1610ut D layer 4.5db, Solar event C1.00
1615ut D layer 4.5db, Solar event B9.56
1620ut D layer 4.5db, Solar event B9.35
1625ut D layer 4.0db, Solar event B9.12
1630ut D layer 4.0db, Solar event B9.39
1635ut D layer 4.0db, Solar event B9.00










29 November 2022
*1.5*

116:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 107, A-index 24, K-index 4

16:53 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity just coming down off a C4.25 that peaked @1358ut in spot 3147 currently 1641ut B8.81 with a D layer absorption of 4.0db but remember this is peaking @approx. 19deg South

17:05 WW8II-BRUCE: HEAVY lightning in northern Mississippi


17:18 WW8II-BRUCE: 1710 Magnetometers GOES 16, 91.9nt, GOES 17 93.3nt

17:19 WW8II-BRUCE: D layer was 3db

17:20 WW8II-BRUCE: solar wind @ 1712ut was 645km/s, PHI 153, Density 1.00p/cm3

17:21 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity @1712ut B7.35


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1710, KGØVL 1712, WY3T 1714, W4DEX 1716

17:12 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

17:12 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW 429 peak at eot, good visual

17:12 KW4DE-DARRELL: WW8II cw faint at noise, no usable copy

17:13 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no copy - faint trace in spec lab

17:14 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW not heard, visual peaks only about 10 dB over noise

17:14 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

17:14 KW4DE-DARRELL: KG0VL cw no usable copy today

17:14 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL start det, 6db, det, 2-4db, 1 min 9db, 3db, 4-5db 5db, EOT 0-5db best copy 319

17:14 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL cw no copy - very faint trace in spec lab

17:15 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II: copied around 75% of two minute transmission, 319-419 average with qsb

17:15 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW heard but no copy

17:16 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

17:16 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

17:16 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T cw 329 at best mostly in and out of noise - strong trace in spec lab

17:17 KW4DE-DARRELL: WY3T cw no usable copy today

17:18 KW4DE-DARRELL: W4DEX cw 599, moderate qsb no problem

17:18 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw 339, 4, 4, 5, 2, 3, 4, 4, 2 db > nf at eot

17:18 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start det??, 0, 0, det 2db??, 0, 1min 5db, 4-0db, 0, 0-3db,EOT 7db long dash

17:18 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 579

17:19 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX: 419 first 1.5 minutes, up to 519 final 15 seconds, heard full transmission.
 
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SSB Reports:
17:01 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB S6

17:02 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE S7

17:02 WY3T-TIM: Very faint SSB in the noise

17:03 W4DEX-DEX: KW4DE SSB S9+

17:08 WW8II-BRUCE: So far have not heard or seen any SSB signals today

17:25 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE, WA4LDU and KW4DE SSB still good copy




Monday, November 28, 2022

PRE NET TEST 11-28-2022


Start 1607ut - End 1642ut

WW8II transmits a 5-7 second 1KW CW Carrier with ID every 1 minute

W4DEX Receives and records the signal using Spectrum Lab a 510 mile path


WW8II NOTES:

1607ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.74
1610ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.31
1615ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.09
1620ut D layer .10db, Solar event B3.97
1625ut D layer .10db, Solar event B4.17
1630ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.46
1635ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.14
1640ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.22
1642ut D layer .50db, Solar event B4.45








28 November 2022
*2*

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar Flux 107, A-index 15, K-index 1

16:53 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity still low, mostly low level B events. There is a massive Coronal hole in the center of the sun and another one at the South Pole of the sun, It appears that the ionosphere has come back closer to the earth and there is less radiation effecting it today the 510-mile path seemed to be fairly good in the pre net test

17:22 WW8II-BRUCE: The solar event @1710 was B3.87 and the D layer was less than .2 just a trace and all that is 19 deg below the equator

17:24 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers today @1710ut 97.8nt and 96 NT

17:25 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @1719ut 621 km/s, PHI 172, Density 12.13p/cm3


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1710, KGØVL 1712, KØAWU 1714, WY3T 1716, W4DEX 1718

17:11 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW 589 peak, deep fast QSB

17:12 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II --- START 5db, 6db, 3db, 4db, at 1 min 4db, 5-6db, 3-5db, 2db, at END only detected

17:12 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

17:14 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW 429 peaks, barely heard during fast fades

17:14 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

17:14 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL start 1-3db, 03db, 12, 1-2, 1Min 0-4, 0, 2, 0-4db, EOT 8db

17:14 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL START 12db, 14db, 0-10db, 2-12db, at 1 min 12db, 5-10db, 2-10db, 2-12db, at END 2-15db FAST and DEEP QSB

17:14 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II 529-539 with qsb and several trips to the noise and back.

17:16 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU CW no signal detected

17:16 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU cw no copy/detect

17:16 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU: 519-529 with qsb dips

17:16 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min det??, 0, 0, 4db, EOT 3db

17:17 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no detect

17:17 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL cw no detect

17:18 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

17:18 K0AWU-BILL: WY3T -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

17:18 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

17:18 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T cw in and out of noise 219 - good trace in spec lab

17:21 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW 559 peaks, 439 fades, solid copy

17:20 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 569 with QSB

17:20 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

17:20 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX: 319 first 45 seconds, slow climb and peaked 529 at EOT

17:20 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw 569, 16, 20, 20, 19, 20, 22, 20, 20 db > nf at eot

17:20 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 12db, 7db, 12db, 9db, 1min 12db 11db, 15db long dash, 7db, EOT 13db copy last min 419 to 519 quick QSB

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SSB Reports:
17:01 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II SSB 53

17:02 W4DEX-DEX: WA1AC SSB 55

17:02 WY3T-TIM: Copying W4DEX 43 SSB

17:03 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II at or near noise level on SSB

17:03 WW8II-BRUCE: No SSB heard here

17:03 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX SSB went into the noise on the last TX

17:04 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX SSB in the noise

17:05 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB 53

17:06 WY3T-TIM: SSB signals in the noise now

17:08 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX SSB was 32 SSB

17:22 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX 55 QSO SSB

17:22 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T 55 SSB QSO

17:24 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB now peaking 57




Sunday, November 27, 2022

PRE NET TEST 11-27-2022


Start 1600ut   End 1630ut

WW8II transmits a 5-7 second 1KW CW carrier with ID every 1 minute

W4DEX receives and records the signal using Spectrum Lab a 510 mile path

WW8II NOTES:

1600ut D layer 1.5db, Solar event B5.66
1605ut D layer 1.5db, Solar event B5.66
1610ut D layer 1.0db, Solar event B5.61
1615ut D layer 1.0db, Solar event B5.58
1620ut D layer 1.5db, Solar event B5.68
1625ut D layer 1.5db, Solar event B5.78
1630ut D layer 1.5db, Solar event B5.66

Observation from regular net data today, the ionosphere layers were possibly higher above the earth surface than normal. Allowing a 808 mile path on SSB and CW and the 510 mile path was not being heard. Another observation is that the QSB could also be a result of the Ionosphere oscillating in height.

Solar wind @1600ut was 465 km/s and the Density was 9.13p/cm3
Solar wind @1630ut was 465 km/s, and the Density was 9.03p/cm3

also noted 3 Coronal holes that may be dumping lots of energy










27 November 2022
*3*

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar Flux 107, A-index 16, K-index 3

16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity is low mostly low to mid-level B events BUT there are 3 good size CORONAL HOLES dumping energy


17:27 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers @1710 were 1134 and 107nt

17:27 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @1720 was 465km/s, Density 9.44p/cm3

17:28 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity @1718ut was B4.25 with a D layer absorption way south @less than 1db

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16:58 W4DEX-DEX: WOW! KG0VL tune-up near 589

16:59 K0AWU-BILL: 15db- 22db carrier

16:59 WW8II-BRUCE: I did not hear or see KG0VL tune up

17:00 WW8II-BRUCE: I did not see or detect K0AWU CW carrier

17:00 WW8II-BRUCE: I did not see or hear W4DEX

17:05 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II 569 CW ID

17:05 K0AWU-BILL: Bruce det-1db was about it

17:05 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II carrier heard but weak
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CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1710, KGØVL 1712, KØAWU 1714, W4DEX 1716

17:12 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW 549 peaks, fast QSB

17:14 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL start 0-7db, 12db, 17db, now 529 copy, 17db 1min solid 539copy20db, 16db, 22db, EOT 23db

17:15 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II: peaked 559 first thirty seconds, strong qsb and slow fade final minute, 519 at EOT.

17:14 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL START 20db, 23db, 20db (QSB), 21db, 12-20db at 1min, 8-16db,10db, 20db, at END 25db

17:15 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW 549 peaks, fast QSB....way down from near 599 during 1659 UT tune up

17:15 KB0VLR-CHRIS: Nothing heard here

17:16 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU start 0, 0, ??det, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

17:18 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU: 529-539 average with strong qsb, briefly peaked 549 near midpoint and quickly back into the noise, signals up and down.

17:19 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU CW no signal detected, the spike is nearby lighting

17:18 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 3-5db, 5-7db, 0-4, 2, 1 min 0, 08db, 7db copy call, 15db, 9db 519copy, EOT 13db

17:19 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 549 stable, not much qsb noted.

17:19 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab UNTIL 1min 30sec then 10sec of det, LOS and then another 5sec of det at END

Received at W4DEX:

SSB Reports:
17:01 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL 53 SSB QSO

17:01 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 53 SSB!

17:02 WW8II-BRUCE: I hear nor see any signals

17:03 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 569 CW ID

17:04 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL SSB still holding 53 copy

17:04 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX still doing well, 53 SSB

17:08 KG0VL-JEFF: Hearing W4DEX on SSB but nothing from WW8II, odd

17:08 WW8II-BRUCE: I just heard SSB, not sure who

17:09 WW8II-BRUCE: Hearing SSB again at the noise

17:10 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL SSB last heard at 5x4

17:20 WW8II-BRUCE: I now hear SSB at the noise

17:21 KG0VL-JEFF: Heard WW8II briefly on SSB and then gone. W4DEX 52 SSB

17:21 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL SSB now weak but still Q4 copy

17:23 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II up to 54 SSB and then gone

17:23 W4DEX-DEX: Still hearing KG0VL SSB at 808 miles

17:24 WW8II-BRUCE:  KG0VL was 44 to 51 on SSB

17:24 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL to WW8II 444 mile path





Saturday, November 26, 2022

PRE NET TESTING 11-26-2022

WW8II transmits a 5-7 second 1KW CW carrier with ID every 1 minute

W4DEX receives and records the signal using Spectrum Lab a 510 mile path

WW8II notes::

1540ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.39
1545ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.47
1550ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.39
1555ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.33
1600ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.30
1605ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.29
1610ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.24
1615ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.17
1620ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.16
1625ut D layer 9db, Solar event B3.16
1630ut D layer 0db, Solar event B3.22


Solar wind @1545ut was 539Km/s, Density 9.46p/cm3
Solar wind @ 1603ut was 604Km/s, Density 14.05p/cm3
Solar wind @ 1630ut was 581Km/s, Density 9.98p/cm3








26 November 2022
*2*

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 109, A-index 20, K-index 3

16:51 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity low running low B level events D layer absorption 0

17:05 WW8II-BRUCE: The solar activity still in the B3.2 level events and D absorption still 0

17:07 WW8II-BRUCE: The Solar wind @1700ut was 563 km/s, PHI 150, Density 12.74p/cm3

17:08 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers @1700ut GOES 16 107nt and GOES 17 101nt




CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1710, KGØVL 1712, W4DEX 1714

17:12 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW 539 peak with deep QSB

17:13 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW 319 peak, deep QSB

17:14 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL start det, 0, det-6db, 3-6db, 1min 5db, 0, 3-7db, 8-10db copy call, EOT 0

17:15 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II: 419-519 with several trips into the noise in deep qsb

17:15 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 0, 0, 0, det, 1min det-3db, 1-4db, det, 1min 35 sec 14db then 0.   Fast QSB

17:16 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 419 was able to copy most of two minute transmission, some qsb

Received at W4DEX:



SSB Reports:
17:01 WW8II-BRUCE: I will call SSB now

17:02 KG0VL-JEFF: Hearing very weak SSB, cannot hear a call, I think it's Bruce. Too weak for copy.

17:02 W4DEX-DEX: Heard very weak SSB








Tuesday, November 22, 2022

22 November 2022
*2*

Solar wind speed: 323.1 km/sec
density: 7.45 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C1 2118 UT Nov22
24-hr: C7 0727 UT Nov22

Sunspot number: 83
10.7 cm flux: 117 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 0.00 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 1.33 quiet



CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: KGØVL 1710, KØAWU 1712, W4DEX 1714

17:12 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW 569 minor QSB, solid 2 min copy

17:12 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL START 8-14db, 20db, 18-22db, 22db, at 1 Min 23db, 16db, 23db, END 5-20db

17:15 KP2AE-JOE: kg0vl just above noise, no real copy

17:15 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 529-539 with fast dips to the noise level and back

17:16 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX -- START det, noise - det, 0,0,noise - det, noise - det, at END noise - det !!

17:16 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 589-559 some qsb fair day for locals

17:17 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU CW not heard, possible weak visual detection

17:17 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX: stable signal, but never got much higher than 529. Must have caught you in a qsb trough. (oddly, hearing W4DEX now on SSB!)

Received at W4DEX:


SSB Reports:
17:03 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB S1 to S5 peaks

17:06 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL -- QSB 52 SSB down to the noise level in SHORT test

17:06 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 52 SSB and then gone.

17:07 KG0VL-JEFF: Hearing W4DEX very weak now on SSB

17:20 KG0VL-JEFF: I hear W4DEX SSB calling

17:20 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL on SSB in the noise to S1

17:23 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX still 41 SSB, I hear W4DEX calling me

17:24 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL SSB possibly heard, just not enough to be sure




Monday, November 21, 2022

21 November 2022
*1.5*

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar Flux 119, A-index 6, K-index 2

17:21 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity was B5.88 with a 1 db D layer absorption level centered approx 19deg S lat, 70 deg W long

17:23 WW8II-BRUCE: magnetometers @1710ut GOES 16 114nt, GOES 17 109nt

17:23 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @1712ut 395 km/s, PHI 320, Density 6.89p/cm3




CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1710, KGØVL 1712, KØAWU 1714, WY3T 1716, W4DEX 1718, KN4NVU 1720

17:12 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II --- START 0, 0, 0-5db, 2-5db, 2db at 1 min, det, 2-4db, det only, -2db, at END det-2db

17:12 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW peak 569, deep 30+ dB fade into the noise

17:12 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

17:13 KP2AE-JOE: ww8ii some cpy 2nd min 419 at best

17:15 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II: about 50% copy of two minute transmission, peaked 529 with deep qsb and loss of signal

17:14 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

17:14 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW 319 most of the transmission

17:14 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL START 11db, 17db, 22db, 25db, at 1 min 22db, 9-20db, 5-10db, 10-12db, at END 15-21db

17:14 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL START 0, 4-6DB, 15DB LONG DASH NOW 519 COPY, 10-14DB, 1MIN 6DB, 8DB, 7-9DB, 0-3DB, EOT 25db

17:16 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU CW no signal detected

17:16 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

17:16 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU cw no copy/detect

17:16 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect

17:17 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU: 539 average first minute with qsb, increase in signal second minute, peaking 559 near EOT with fast qsb.

17:18 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

17:18 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

17:18 K0AWU-BILL: WY3T -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

17:20 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW 429 copy on a peak near eot, fast QSB into the noise

17:20 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 599+10 some qsb 589 good day for locals

17:20 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 12db 519 copy down to 419 copy , long dash 20db, 15db, 1min 15db, long dash 20db, 2-5db, 5-8db, 2-4db, EOT 0 to det

17:20 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

17:20 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw 559 statrt 10, 10, 11, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8 db > nf at eot

17:20 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 529 steady signal, very little qsb. (strange)

17:21 K0AWU-BILL: KN4NVU -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

17:22 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from KN4NVU

17:22 WY3T-TIM: KN4NVU cw no copy/detect

17:22 W4DEX-DEX: KN4NVU CW not heard, good visual detection last min

17:22 KN4NVU-PAUL: W4DEX, same on your xmission. Could see in spec an

17:25 WW8II-BRUCE: I did not hear or see any signal from KN4NVU today

Received at W4DEX:





SSB Reports:
17:03 WY3T-TIM: Hearing faint SSB in the noise

17:03 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB S6 with fast fades into the noise

17:04 WW8II-BRUCE: NO SSB heard here 

17:07 KG0VL-JEFF: Hearing very weak SSB, unknown origin

17:07 W4DEX-DEX: N4GID SSB S5 peaks, QSB into the noise