The only other activity was K4FI and WA4LDU. Their path is only ten miles with over 50% of the path over water. Both at W4DEX were good SSB copy but weaker than usual.
16:33 WW8II-BRUCE: MY NOISE FLOOR TODAY ON THE SAL ANTENNA N.E. -123db S.E -123db S.W. -123db N.W. -124db INVERTED V -121 db
16:34 WW8II-BRUCE: LIGHTNING SOUTH GEORGIA AND 200 MILES OFF COAST OF S.C. AND N.C. I AM HEARING NO STATIC CRASHES
16:34 KG0VL-JEFF: Pretty quiet here today
16:36 WA4LDU-JOE: I heard the lighting static earlier at 1125 utc but do not hear it now
16:36 WW8II-BRUCE: I CALLED KG0VL SEVERAL TIMES NO RESPONSE
16:37 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL noise to 54 SSB in short test
16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: OK GO WITH WHAT WE HAVE 2 MIN CW WW8II 1640 - K0AWU 1642 - KG0VL 1644 ADD MORE OF THE SHOWUP
16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: I DID NOT COPY KG0VL OR K0AWU SSB
16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: OK CW MODE
16:41 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II 539 at start.
16:42 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II signal level fairly consistent at 539 with slight fading
16:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II nothing seen or heard .... Very unusual .... higher bands today seemed to be very poor
16:43 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU also fairly consistent 539 with slight qsb
16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: no copy WW8II CW
16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: no copy K0AWU cw
16:45 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU NO COPY NO DETECT
16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: no copy KG0VL
16:46 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL start 28db at 30sec 30dbat 1min 33db, slow QSB to26db at 1min 30sec ending at 33db
16:46 K0AWU-BILL: ERROR KG0VL ENDED at 23db NOT 33
16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL START AT 519 -- AT 1 MIN GONE --- 1MIN 30 SEC 519 -- EOT NIL
16:47 WW8II-BRUCE: K4FI YOU DO CW AT 1648 OK
16:48 K4FI-DOUG: Ok Bruce
16:49 WW8II-BRUCE: I WILL REPEAT A 2 MIN CW AT 1650 SO DOUG CAN SEE IF HE HEARS ME
16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: K4FI I HAD NO COPY
16:51 K4FI-DOUG: WW8II No Copy Bruce
16:51 KG0VL-JEFF: Nil from K4FI
16:51 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II much weaker now 519 just above the noise
16:52 WW8II-BRUCE: OK LOOKS LIKE A REALLY BAD DAY BUT GOOD DATA I DO THINK THE MAGNETIC GODS SUCKED UP ALL OUR RF TODAY
16:53 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II .... I think I just missed second CW run ....
16:53 K0AWU-BILL: I was off line for a couple min
16:54 KG0VL-JEFF: My 100 mile distant TIS station is loud today.
16:56 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II only Feb 18th was even close to this bad, then I heard Bruce for last 30sec at 5db ARGH