Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Propagation today starting at 1630 UT looks a bit more promising than it has been recently.  WW8II on CW was detectable at W4DEX.  KGØVL had good copy on WW8II's CW.  KP2AE was copying AB4AM on SSB Q5S5.  Although AB4AM initially was barely detectable at W4DEX the signal was later Q5 copy.  WA4PGI initially was good copy at both KP2AE and W4DEX.  Then the band conditions seemed to deteriorate.  

The short 51 mile path between KP2AE and W4DEX was very stable with good signal level up until just prior to 1700 UT.  Then signal levels on the path became erratic with fast QSB taking the signals close to the noise level briefly.  This almost sudden change in propagation may have been due to the quick x-ray flux rise shown on the chart below.

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