Sunday, June 30, 2019

No CW signal detected in either direction between KGØVL and W4DEX today.  W4NUS on SSB was weak but readable at W4DEX.  

Friday, June 28, 2019

KP2AE and WA1AC copied AB4AM SSB and CW but, AB4AM had no copy on any stations today.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Overall short range propagation today was not as good as yesterday.  There was some good peaks but also fades into the noise on AB4AM, WW8II/4, KP2AE and WA4PGI.  KP2AE made a brief Q5 SSB exchange with AB4AM at 165 miles.  The 216 mile path to W4DEX seemed much weaker.  WA4PGI at KP2AE ranged from S7 to nothing heard.  QSB on the WA4PGI to W4DEX path seemed to be much more stable.  During the normal 2M CW transmission from KGØVL both KP2AE and W4DEX thought there was a weak signal there although the CW tone was higher pitch than the normal 640 Hz.   

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Very good propagation out to over 200 miles today.  AB4AM was good SSB copy at both W2AZQ (161miles) and W4DEX (216 miles).  WW8II/4 operating from AB4AM's QTH was 599 on CW at W4DEX.  No signal detected in either direction on the 800+ mile path to KGØVL.  

Monday, June 24, 2019

We missed two days but with no change in solar or geomagnetic field conditions it isn't likely we missed any changes in propagation.  Today there was no DX reception to or from KGØVL.  Short range conditions ranged from good to poor over short periods of time.  W2AZQ would peak S7 at W4DEX with quick fades down close to the noise.  KP2AE was much weaker than what has been a recent normal with Q5 copy at W4DEX about half the time.  WA4LDU was about the same.  WA1AC seemed to be more consistent but still with very noticeable QSB.   KW4DE reported the same QSB but at different times.  

Friday, June 21, 2019

Local propagation between KP2AE, W2AZQ and W4DEX was noticeably weaker today.  No DX path signal detected from KGØVL at KP2AE, W2AZQ or W4DEX.  KGØVL did not detect CW from W4DEX

Thursday, June 20, 2019

No significant change in reports again today.  No DX reports from and between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX.   Local propagation out to 100 miles between W2AZQ, KW4DE, KP2AE and W4DEX was very good at times with quick deep fades.  Overall local signals have recently been better than we experienced for the past several months.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Local propagation today was very good but with some deep QSB fades.  WA4PGI was good copy at KP2AE and W4DEX.   He was also heard by WA4LDU during propagation peaks at about 275 miles.  W2AZQ was S5 at W4DEX and KP2AE.  Nothing heard on the DX paths from KGØVL and WW8II.  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Propagation was good out to at least 250 miles today.  WA4PGI was received by WA1AC at 250 miles.  WA4PGI was also good copy at KP2AE and W4DEX.  WA1AC reported better than the normal copy on WA4LDU who was also better on peaks at W4DEX.  There was no DX reception from WW8II and KGØVL nor did they copy transmission by WA4PGI and W4DEX.  A 10 watt carrier from AC8XB was copied strong by WW8II at 13 miles.

Monday, June 17, 2019

The 216 mile path between AB4AM and W4DEX was not as good as yesterday.  Initially, signals were marginal QSO quality but toward the end of the session signals were barely detectable.   The same was observed on the 175 mile path between WA4PGI and W4DEX.  No distant signals were heard between WW8II, KGØVL, AB4AM and W4DEX. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Today AB4AM was very good SSB copy at W4DEX.  WA4LDU was also good copy but not as strong as yesterday.  No signal was detected on the DX paths between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

No signal detected on the DX paths today between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX.  The 103 mile path between WA4LDU and W4DEX had much greater QSB swings than normal.  WA4LDU was as high as S8 at W4DEX with an average of about S5 with quick dips down to S2.  

Friday, June 14, 2019

No receptions again today over 250 miles but fairly good shorter path reports.  AB4AM on both CW and SSB was heard by W4NUS, WA4LDU, KW4DE and W4DEX.  Some quick deep fading was reported.  Nothing heard between WW8II, KGØVL and all others present.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

AB4AM on SSB was heard today by WA4LDU and KW4DE.    WG3FU was good copy at WW8II on SSB and CW.  WW8II comparing a new shared apex loop (SAL) antenna vs his transmit antenna noticed significantly better signal to noise reception on WG3FU's signal.  WG3FU did not copy WW8II due to high noise.  No reception on the most distant paths from KGØVL to all others present.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Present today for the test was WW8II, KGØVL, WA1AC and W4DEX.  The WA1AV - W4DEX short 73 mile path was useable but signals were noticably down form what we have seen as normal.  No signals were detected on the DX paths between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

AB4AM on SSB was S5 and on CW was 579 today at W4DEX and KW4DE.  AB4AM reported good CW copy from W4DEX.  No signal was detected from WW8II at W4DEX, KGØVL, AB4AM, KW4DE or W4DEX.  From KGØVL there was a possible brief signal detected at KW4DE.  No signal was detected from KGØVL at all other stations present.  

Monday, June 10, 2019

160M propagation was found to be noticeably better today during the test.  KGØVL was able to detect CW from WW8II at 443 miles. WG3FU was S5 SSB copy at WW8II.  WA4PGI was 599 on CW and S7 SSB copy at W4DEX.  WA4PGI was also copied at KP2AE and WA1AC.  AB4AM on CW was 579 at W4DEX with very slow QSB down to 529.  AB4AM was also copied by KP2AE and WA1AC.  Over the shortest path of 51 miles KP2AE was difficult to copy at times at W4DEX.  The slow QSB was also noticed on this short path.  

Better propagation on LF has been observed a few days after a period of geomagnetic activity.  The KP index hit 5 on June the 8th.  

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Today WW8II had good SSB copy on WG3FU at 186 miles across Lake Erie.  WG3FU could copy WW8II's CW but not SSB due to local noise.  WA4PGI on CW was peaking 579 with deep fast QSB fades down to 519 over the 175 mile path to W4DEX.  No signal was detected at WA4PGI or W4DEX from WW8II or KGØVL.  Also, no signal detected between WW8II and KGØVL over the 443 mile path.  

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Short range propagation was better today.  Signals were stronger with not as much QSB.  AB4AM on CW was good copy at WA4LDU and W4DEX.  No DX receptions were made from WW8II, KGØVL, AB4AM, and W4DEX

Space Weather Message Code: WARK05
Serial Number: 1521
Issue Time: 2019 Jun 08 1535 UTC
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected
Valid From: 2019 Jun 08 1534 UTC
Valid To: 2019 Jun 08 1800 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset
NOAA Scale: G1 - Minor

Friday, June 7, 2019

Propagation on the shortest paths today between KP2AE, W4NUS and W4DEX was poor with drastic QSB.  Weak fading signals made copy difficult at times.   The 175 mile path between WA4PGI and W4DEX was much better than the shorter paths but there was also quick deep fades.  Both KP2AE and W4NUS copied WA4PGI but also noticed the fades.

Still, no success on the longer paths between KGØVL, WW8II, and all the others noted above.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Good turnout for the test today.  We had reports from WW8II, KGØVL, AD4HG, WA4PGI, WG3FU, W4DEX, KP2AE, KW4DE and WA1AC.  

WW8II had good SSB copy on the 185 mile path from WG3FU running 100 watts.  WG3FU only had a partial copy on WW8II due to noise even though WW8II was running 1400 watts.

WA4PGI was partial copy on SSB at about 225 miles at WA1AC.  WA4PGI was good SSB copy at KP2AE, KW4DE and W4DEX.  

AD4HG was good copy at KW4DE even though his signal was weak at W4DEX, WA4PGI and KP2AE.

No signal was detected on the most distant path to all others from KGØVL. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Still, no distant contacts made today but local propagation remains good.  On the over 400 mile paths, neither WW8II or KGØVL was heard at AB4AM, KP2AE, WA4PGI, WA4LDU and W4DEX.  AB4AM at 216  miles peaked 579 with dips to 529 at W4DEX.  KP2AE and WA4LDU also had good copy on AB4AM.  WA4PGI at 175 miles was very good at W4DEX with a near steady 589.  He was also copied at KP1AE and WA4LDU with WA4LDU reporting very noticeable QSB.   

Monday, June 3, 2019

On today for the test we had WW8II, KGØVL, WG3FU, WA1AC, WA4LDU, W4DEX, KP2AE and KM4PFF.  

The most distant reception was 185 miles, WG3FU copied at WW8II.  WG3FU could detect SSB from WW8II but copy was poor most like due to noise at his location.

Signals out to 100 miles between KP2AE, WA4LDU, WA1AC, KM4PFF and W4DEX were good at times with fairly fast deep QSB.  

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The 216 mile path between AB4AM and W4DEX was to weak today for a SSB contact.  CW was Q5 but much weaker than it was yesterday.  No signal was detected from WW8II at either AB4AM or W4DEX.  And WW8II did not detect CW from W4DEX or AB4AM.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

AB4AM on SSB was S5 copy at W4DEX but noise and 3 dB less power from W4DEX made copy difficult at AB4AM.  However, AB4AM had good copy in CW mode from W4DEX and a 216 mile QSO was made.  No signal was detected from KGØVL at W4DEX but AB4AM heard a brief bit of CW though not enough to confirm its origin.  KGØVL did not detect transmissions from AB4AM and W4DEX.  WW8II was not on due to thunderstorms at his QTH.