Wednesday, August 28, 2019

We had very good propagation between KP2AE, WA1AC and W4DEX today.  AB4AM was heard very well on SSB at KP2AE, 165 miles but was weak at W4DEX, 216 miles.  WW8II/4 operating from AB4AM's QTH detected CW from K5HFG at 310 miles.  No signal detected in either direction on the DX path to KGØVL.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Propagation between KP2AE, W2AZQ, WA1AC and W4DEX overall was good today with some deep QSB fades.  WA4PGI on SSB was Q5 and on CW was 529 to 589 at W4DEX.  KP2AE also copied WA4PGI on both SSB and CW.  WA1AC heard WA4PGI but had no copy.  

The only over 200 mile path that was tested today was between the group above to KGØVL.  Three was no signal detected in either direction.  

Monday, August 26, 2019

Local signals between WA1AC, KP2AE, KW4DE, W2AZQ and W4DEX was fair on the 75 to 100 mile paths but poor on the shorter paths.  K5HFG and W4DEX made CW transmissions.  Only local receptions were reported.  KGØVL was in RX mode only while work is in progress on his TX antenna.  

Saturday, August 24, 2019

The AB4AM / K5HFG path was the only one tested today.  No signal either way between the two.  K5HFG did receive AB4AM on a Birmingham, AL SDR receiver at 175 miles.  

Friday, August 23, 2019

KGØVL had QSO quality CW reception from WW8II during prat of the 2-minute transmission.  No other DX receptions made by K5HFG, KP2AE, WA1AC and W4DEX.  Locally propagation between KP2AE, W4DEX and WA1AC was about average with moderate QSB.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

KGØVL again could detect CW from WW8II.  No other DX reports noted.
AB4AM on SSB and CW was copied by KP2AE, W4DEX, WA1AC and W2AZQ.
Local signals noticeably down form the very good levels we saw yesterday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WW8II on CW was weak today at KGØVL.  AB4AM on CW was detected by WW8II.  No other DX receptions reported by or from K5HFG, AB4AM, KP2AE, KW4DE, WA1AC or W4DEX.

AB4AM on SSB was peaking near S9, averaging about S5 at KP2AE, KW4DE, WA1AC and W4DEX.  We had very good SSB copy between all stations at around 100 miles or less.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

We had several receptions over the 100 mile mark today.  WW8II on CW was heard by KGØVL (443 miles) along with considerable QRN.  WW8II on CW was detected by WA4PGI (358 miles) and W4DEX (510 miles).  Also a possible detection by KP2AE.  WW8II copied WA4PGI (358 miles) on CW reporting 559 with QSB.  WA1AC also copied WA4PGI with lots of QSB.  K5HFG was also on for the reporting no receptions.

The shorter paths between KP2AE, W2AZQ, WA1AC and W4DEX was good with moderate QSB.

Monday, August 19, 2019

KGØVL copied WW8II again today at 443 miles.  Also, WW8II received a positive ID from KGØVL.  

No other DX receptions by or from the above plus K5HFG, W4DEX, KP2AE, WA4LDU and W2AZQ.

At the 100 mile range and closer signals initially were fair with QSB occasionally taking the signal into the noise.  At about 1650UT the signals between KP2AE, WA4LDU, W2AZQ and W4DEX increased dramatically reaching near S8 at times.  Some QSB still existed but there was no deep fades.  

WW8II had a brief S9+20 dB QSO with AI8W at 10 miles.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

KGØVL copied CW from WW8II today at 443 miles.  AB4AM was 529 to 569 CW at W4DEX, 216 miles.  K4DBK was also on.  No other receptions reported.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

KGØVL heard WW8II on CW today and WW8II detected KGØVL's signal.  No DX reports on K5HFG and W4DEX.   Locally KP2AE was marginal copy at times with WA1AC and W4DEX.   Some QSB was noticed on the WA1AC / W4DEX path.  

Thursday, August 15, 2019

No signal detected between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX again today.  Propagation on the  KP2AE, W4DEX, W2AZQ, less than 100 mile paths, averaged much weaker than we experienced yesterday.  And the fades were much slower.   

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Locally we experienced signal levels changing fast from near S9 to unreadable between KP2AE, W4DEX and W2AZQ.  We have seen those conditions only a few time before, mainly on the 200+ path to WB4EZ.  No DX signals detected between K5HFG, KGØVL and W4DEX.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We experienced quick deep QSB fades on signals out to 100 miles today between KP2AE, KW4DE, WA4LDU, WA1AC and W4DEX.  QRN from eastern TN storms was moderate. 
No signal detected on the longer paths between K5HFG, KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX  

Monday, August 12, 2019

No signal detected between WW8II, KGØVL and W4DEX.  The short 51 mile path between KP2AE and W4DEX was barely useable with the signal going into the noise at times.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

No signals detected during the test today between KGØVL, WW8II and W4DEX.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Good short-range propagation between KP2AE, KW4DE, W2AZQ, WA4LDU, WA1AC and W4DEX today.  Some slow fades were noticed.  No signals detected on the over 500 mile paths to WW8II and KGØVL

Thursday, August 8, 2019

No signals detected between WW8II, KGØVL and W4DEX today.

There was poor daytime propagation on August 4th through the 7th due to unsettled geomagnetic field activity.

On August 4th paths between WA4LDU, WW8II, K4DBK, AB4AM and KK6TBN were checked.  No signals detected between all.

On August 5th there was no activity.

On August 6th the only path tried was between KGØVL and WW8II.  No signal detected.

On August 7th the AB4AM, WA4PGI, KGØVL and WW8II paths were tried.  No signal detected.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

AB4AM on SSB was 5x5 and on CW between 529 and 579 at W4DEX.  K4DBK dashes copied at 529.  No signal heard at WW8II from W4DEX and AB4AM and no signal heard from WW8II.

Friday, August 2, 2019

KGØVL had Q5 copy of WW8II on CW during at least part of the daily 2 minute transmission.   W4DEX detected CW during WW8II's transmission but had no copy.
The short 51 mile path between KP2AE and W4DEX was way down from the previous two days.  There was deep fades taking the signal down into the noise at W4DEX.  

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Lots of QSB today but good signals on peaks. WW8II copied WA4PGI on CW at 490 miles:

16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: SOLID COPY ON WA4PGI 559 received on the SAL did not copy on the inverted V

KGØVL heard WW8II replying to WA4PGI at 443 miles.

AB4AM on SSB was very good copy at W4DEX, WA4LDU and W2AZQ.  Also AB4AM was good copy at WA1AC at times.

The solar wind speed was around 500 km/sec.