To the north propagation between KØAWU and KGØVL was very good with KØAWU reporting KGØVL at 40dB above the noise at times. The WW8II / KGØVL path was also very good during most of the test with several SSB exchanges.
The real surprise for the day was the possibility that WY3T's CW was detected at WW8II over the 814 mile path.
17:25 WW8II-BRUCE: COPY AB4AM CW JUST ABOVE THE NOISE
17:26 K0AWU-BILL: Noise floor SSB S5 to S6
17:27 AB4AM-ROB: hearing WW8II I think... in the noise
17:29 AB4AM-ROB: Hearing SSB way in the noise
17:30 WY3T-TIM: No SSB so far
17:30 WW8II-BRUCE: NOT COPY ANYTHING HERE SO FAR
17:30 W4DEX-DEX: Been calling WY3T, AB4AM, and WW8II
17:31 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE up and down, not as good as yesterday
17:31 WY3T-TIM: Idle noise a bit higher than the past few weeks SSB S5 and CW S3
17:31 WY3T-TIM: Heard nothing
17:32 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL 59 SSB ---- a long time since that was the case!
17:32 KG0VL-JEFF: Wow, KØAWU 5X9 on ssb!
17:34 N4BNO-ROD: w4dex is all that I am hearing at present
17:34 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL heard calling WW8II
17:35 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL NICE 56 SSB QSO WITH WW8II
17:35 AB4AM-ROB: No SSB heard.. Called W4DEX and KP2AE
17:35 K0AWU-BILL: Briefly heard Bruce WW8II right at the noise in QSO with KG0VL SSB
17:36 WW8II-BRUCE: DID NOT COPY ANYTHING FROM K0AWU ON SSB
17:36 WY3T-TIM: Still no SSB down south today
17:36 WW8II-BRUCE: I AM RUNNING FULL LEGAL LIMIT TODAY
17:37 W4DEX-DEX: AB4AM heard calling WY3T
17:37 WY3T-TIM: Just copied a couple of words from AB4AM deep in the noise
17:40 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II initially 549 fast fade close to noise then up to 559
17:41 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II 599 booming signal
17:41 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II good 559 peaks, dips into the noise
17:41 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy
17:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II started 12db then up to 20db during first min sig steady at 20db for the balance!
17:42 AB4AM-ROB: WW8II Started 219 the 449 the rest of trans.
17:43 AB4AM-ROB: W4DEX 559 steady
17:44 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX CW 219 initially and then faded out
17:44 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX NIL COPY
17:44 KG0VL-JEFF: W4DEX 419, most of the transmission below the noise, stronger towards the end
17:45 WW8II-BRUCE: AB4AM 519
17:46 WW8II-BRUCE: AB4AM QSB TO NOISE THEN BACK TO 529 AT THE END
17:46 WY3T-TIM: AB4AM CW 419 to 529
17:46 KG0VL-JEFF: AB4AM 529 fairly steady
17:46 W4DEX-DEX: AB4AM 569 peaks, much less QSB than from WW8II
17:47 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 599 on TX and RX antennas
17:47 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU COPY 3 DB ABOVE NOISE FOR FEW SECONDS
17:47 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU cw no copy
17:48 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU SOLID 529 COPY NEAR THE END OF TRANSMISSION
17:48 AB4AM-ROB: K0AWU No Copy
17:48 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL SOLID 599
17:48 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU no copy
17:49 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL SOLID 30 DB ABOVE THE NOISE REAL GOOD COPY
17:49 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL CW no copy
17:49 AB4AM-ROB: KG0VL 219 to the noise @49:30
17:50 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL SOLID NO QSB NOTED
17:50 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL initially 329 faded into noise, just detectable for the remainder of the transmission
17:50 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL started 40db slow QSB to32 DB at 45sec stable for balance of first min, brief QSB to 20db then up to 40db for the balance
17:50 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T I AM DETECTING IN THE NOISE
17:51 AB4AM-ROB: WY3T 219 to the noise and back up to 219
17:52 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T
17:52 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T I COPIED A 3T MOSTLY DEEP IN THE NOISE
17:52 WW8II-BRUCE: LISTENING SSB AGAIN
17:53 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T seen but not heard
17:54 WW8II-BRUCE: I AM NOW HEARING SSB IN THE NOISE UNABLE TO TELL WHO
17:54 K0AWU-BILL: Interesting the Bruce was 12db stronger here today but heard me the same as yesterday.
17:54 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX I could see your CW on the display better than I could copy. A very dead day on 160.
17:54 AB4AM-ROB: Signals are down quite a bit across the board. My noise came up 1 S unit during CW sequence (Frying Bacon)
17:55 AB4AM-ROB: Barely hearing SSB
17:55 WY3T-TIM: Currently hearing no SSB
17:57 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU, COPIED YOUR CALL SEVERAL TIMES YOU WERE ABOVE MY S1 NOISE LEVEL IN CW MODE A FULL S UNIT OR MORE
17:57 W4DEX-DEX: Even the 51mile path between KP2AE and I is going into the noise at times
17:58 WW8II-BRUCE: I AM NOT HEARING ANYONE PRESENTLY
17:58 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL SSB 55
17:58 W4DEX-DEX: Big difference today from the WW8II pipeline we had yesterday
17:59 WW8II-BRUCE: JUST HAD ANOTHER QUICK 55 QSO WITH KG0VL
18:00 KG0VL-JEFF: Bill still quite strong here.
18:01 KG0VL-JEFF: Bruce still 5X5 on ssb here
18:02 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II 5-1 SSB working Jeff