Thursday, February 28, 2019

Interesting propagation on 1900 kHz between 1730 and 1800 UT.  The geomagnetic field was unsettled with a Kp index of 5.  Propagation between KP2AE, W2AZQ, WA4LDU, WB4EZ and W4DEX exhibited fast QSB with ocean wave type distortion.   WB4EZ was very weak but Q5 copy most of the time at W4DEX.  

The real surprise was the CW from WW8II being good copy with no noticeable QSB at W4DEX a distance of 510 miles.  Also CW from KGØVL was detectable at W4DEX, 808 miles.

KGØVL and WW8II completed a solid QSO with WW8II at 443 miles

The 1700 kHz carrier from KGBB in Des Moines, Iowa received at W4DEX, was above the noise during the above QSO.  See the plot at the bottom of this page.

Space Weather Message Code: ALTEF3
Serial Number: 2911
Issue Time: 2019 Feb 28 1726 UTC
ALERT: Electron 2MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1000pfu
Threshold Reached: 2019 Feb 28 1710 UTC
Station: GOES15

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