There isn't a lot to report today due to poor propagation and several regulars participants not being on. However there was enough signal between WW8II and KGØVL to confirm CW reception in both directions at 443 miles. WW8II on CW was detected by K5HFG and W4DEX. K4FI's CW was heard Q5 for about 30 seconds by WY3T. At close range K4FI and KP2AE was good SSB copy at W4DEX but near 1700 UT KP2AE's signal was beginning to be difficult to copy at W4DEX.
16:28 WW8II-BRUCE: noise today on the SAL antenna N.E. -127db S.E. -127db S.W. -127db N.W. -128db and the inverted V -124db
16:30 WW8II-BRUCE: I see a lot of lightning of the east coast from N.Y. to N.C. approx 150 miles offshore
16:32 WY3T-TIM: 86 deg noise S4 SSB/ S2 CW
16:37 WW8II-BRUCE: I AM HEARING SOMEONE SWEEPING THEIR VFO ACROSS THE FREQUENCY
16:37 WW8II-BRUCE: HAS TO BE LOCAL
16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: OK GOING CW MODE
16:41 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II barely detectable for about 10 seconds.
16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy
16:42 K4FI-DOUG: WW8II No copy
16:42 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II started 519, fell to 419 and now right at noise level at 1 min 40 seconds. Loss of signal at 1 minute 45 seconds.
16:42 K5HFG: WW8II Faint bursts of CW on scope, gone at 1641. No copy
16:42 WW8II-BRUCE: 2 min CW WW8II 1640 - W4DEX 1642 - WY3T 1644 - K5HFG 1646 - KG0VL 1648 - K4FI 1650
16:43 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX CW Just detecting in the noise cannot make out characters until the last 30 secs
16:44 K4FI-DOUG: W4DEX 5 x 7 Slight QSB
16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX 319 AT 1 MIN 15 SEC FOR ABOUT 20 SEC THEN GONE
16:44 K5HFG: W4DEX no copy
16:45 K4FI-DOUG: WY3T No Copy
16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T NIL NO COPY NO DETECT
16:46 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T seen but not heard
16:46 K5HFG: WY3T no copy
16:47 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from W4DEX, WY3T or K5HFG
16:47 K4FI-DOUG: K5HFG No Copy
16:47 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG cw no copy
16:48 WW8II-BRUCE: K5HFG NIL
16:48 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG nothing
16:49 K4FI-DOUG: KG0VL No Copy
16:49 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy
16:50 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL Nothing
16:50 K5HFG: KG0VL no copy
16:51 W4DEX-DEX: K4FI 599+ with some fades to 579
16:51 KP2AE-JOE: k4fi 559 w4dex 599
16:52 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from K4FI
16:52 WY3T-TIM: K4FI cw no copy until the last 30 sec 539
16:52 K5HFG: K4FI no copy
16:52 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL START NIL 40 SEC PT 519 1 MIN 419 1MIN 15 SEC 519 1 MIN 22 SEC 529 1 MIN 45 SEC 519 AND AT THE END JUST FADED TO NIL
16:53 WW8II-BRUCE: K4FI NIL
16:53 WW8II-BRUCE: INTERESTING QSB TODAY
16:54 KG0VL-JEFF: Bruce, were you just on SSB?
16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: SO TODAY COPY BOTH WAYS WITH KG0VL AND MARGINAL COPY WITH W4DEX
16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: NO I WAS NOT ON SSB
16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: AND I COPIED NO SSB
16:56 KG0VL-JEFF: It was probably just my imagination.
16:57 WW8II-BRUCE: I JUST CALLED SSB NOW
16:57 WW8II-BRUCE: GOOD DATA AGAIN RECORD AND SAVE
16:58 KG0VL-JEFF: Nothing heard, thanks for the try.
16:58 WY3T-TIM: No SSB heard today....73s