07 April 2020
DST +2 nT
We are still getting daytime receptions over 500 miles. The WW8II / W4DEX path produced weak but still Q5 CW copy on peaks at 510 miles. The 443 miles between KGØVL and WW8II was slightly better with KGØVL reporting "WW8II start 549, qsb down to 529 with loud burst at 1 minute 10 seconds. EOT 529. Signal level jolt corresponded with static crashes in the background." Over the past few years, we have seen multiple occurrences of these instantaneous peaks. Most have been during transmission when no signal from the transmitting station is heard leaving some doubt of the signal source. Having peaks like this during weak receptions leaves little doubt about the source.
WW8II and KØAWU reported weak CW detection in both directions. The KGØVL / KØAWU path was good copy in both directions.
On the most southern path, WY3T was not heard by W4DEX but was Q5 copy some of the time at WA4LDU. K4DBK was good SSB copy on peaks at KW4DE and W4DEX. K4DBK reported CW heard from WW8II and W4DEX.
16:30 WW8II-BRUCE: I just heard SSB
16:31 WY3T-TIM: No SSB here so far
16:31 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL 52-54 SSB in short test, we have QSB today
16:34 K4DBK-DENNIS: Just tx ssb
16:34 W4DEX-DEX: We hear you Dennis, very weak
16:35 K4DBK-DENNIS: Tnx Dex... no copy on any sta yet
16:35 WY3T-TIM: Still no SSB detected here
16:36 WW8II-BRUCE: JUST NOISE HERE NOW
16:37 W4DEX-DEX: Local group good copy with fades
16:38 K0AWU-BILL: Bird has drifted ... noise floor S5 SSB and S2 CW all should be good for test
16:38 WW8II-BRUCE: I HEAR NO LIGHTNING CRASHES TODAY ALTHOUGH THERE IS LIGHTNING IN LA AND MN
16:39 KG0VL-JEFF: Updated: 2 MIN CW WW8II 1640 - W4DEX 1642 - K4FI 1644 - WY3T 1646 - K0AWU 1648 - KG0VL 1650
16:39 WY3T-TIM: I don't hear the lightning off of the SC coast or anywhere else
16:41 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II initially not heard....came up to 539 at 20 seconds......holding 539 at 60 sec.....fast fade at 90 sec into the noise....back up peaking 559 eot
16:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II 3db for first 20sec then into the noise"just" detectable to the end
16:43 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II start 549, qsb down to 529 with loud burst at 1 minute 10 seconds. EOT 529. Signal level jolt corresponded with static crashes in background.
16:43 K4DBK-DENNIS: WW8II 223 then QSB to no copy then to 334
16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 599 on peaks with slight QSB
16:44 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw hearing deep in the noise but no copy characters
16:44 K4DBK-DENNIS: W4DEX 455 no QSB
16:45 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX START 419 1MIN 519 1M 30 SEC 529 1MIN 45 SEC 539 EOT 419
16:49 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T good copy 519 starting at 16:47:40 - detectable in scope the entire time
16:49 KG0VL-JEFF: Good copy from KØAWU. Started 549, faded down to 529 at 1 min 25 seconds. Now back up at EOT 539
16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU CAN JUST DETECT AT 1MIN 30 SEC FOR JUST A FEW SECONDS
16:51 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL START 519 , 45 SEC 529, SOLID 539 AT 1 MIN 30 SEC, 539 TILL EOT
16:52 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL23db at start 24db at 30sec, 23db at 1min and 1min 30sec, 25db at end after a brief period of 28db.
16:53 W4DEX-DEX: K4DBK now 54 SSB
16:53 KG0VL-JEFF: Can detect weak ssb now, but too weak to copy
16:53 WY3T-TIM: Only heard cw tones deep in the noise for about 20 sec today. Nothing else was heard. A very dead day down here.
16:54 WW8II-BRUCE: OK SO TODAY I HAD CW COPY ON W4DEX AND KGOVL
16:56 K4DBK-DENNIS: Today I copied WW8II & W4DEX on CW
16:56 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU now very weak on SSB, only 5X1
16:57 WY3T-TIM: Only heard W4DEX cw for a few sec deep in the noise but no copy characters. Nothing else heard today
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