K5HFG was very good CW copy at KGØVL. Link to the audio file below:
K5HFG received by KG0VL
During K5HFG's two-minute transmission one stong instantaneous ping signal was heard at W4DEX. KP2AE also heard this signal. This type of very quick signal enhancement has been heard multiple times by several operators. There were thunderstorms about 50 miles SE of K5HFG at the time. The storms were not very strong with cloud tops around 35k feet.
K5HFG CW Blip at W4DEX
17:33 KG0VL-JEFF: Can just barely hear W4DEX now on SSB
17:36 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE and K4FI good stable 57
17:41 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL 559 with on quick 579 peak
17:42 K5HFG: copy KG0VL 539 solid
17:43 KP2AE-JOE: KG0VL 419
17:44 KG0VL-JEFF: K5HFG 529 and therefor the duration.
17:44 K5HFG: Copied KG0VL CW the whole 2 minutes solid
17:45 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG nothing copied but had on quick strong blip at 17:42:32....recorded
17:45 K4FI-DOUG: Copied KG0VL up and down in the noise, weak today.
17:47 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX Q5 but weak on CW now
17:47 K5HFG: W4DEX is 519 and faded. Still, hear his CW but now no copy
17:53 K5HFG: KG0VL good copy for a report. Fade to noise on at last. Was a good exchange
18:01 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX right at the noise level on SSB now, much unlike the past few weeks.