The test today started with a 52 to 53 SSB QSO between KGØVL and KØAWU.
WW8II on CW was 329 copy at W4DEX for the first minute of his two-minute transmission.
WW8II's CW was detected by K5HFG and KGØVL copied WW8II's call twice during the near the end of his transmission.
W4DEX on CW was detectable at WW8II and K5HFG but was Q5 copy at WY3T reporting 539 to 549 copy.
WY3T at W4DEX was fairly stable copy at 549 for the full two minute CW transmission. WA4LDU had a brief period of copy on WY3T.
CW between KGØVL and KØAWU was good with a few deep fades.
WY3T copied K4FI Q4 during part of the two minute transmission.
At the start of the half-hour test session local signals, around or less than one hundred miles, were below normal but good copy. By the end of the session, only one-half hour later, local signals were much weaker while fading comply into the noise at times. Probably the worst local propagation we've experienced since last summer.
16:26 W4DEX-DEX: Small spike in solar x-rays less than an hour ago
16:26 WW8II-BRUCE: 47 degrees F damp
16:28 WW8II-BRUCE: hoise today SAL antenna N.E. -125db S.E. 1-26db S.W. -126db N.W. -128db inverted V -124db
16:29 K5HFG: 69 F 86% H windy with rain 15 mph/W
16:30 K0AWU-BILL: 48deg thin overcast Noise floor S4-5 SSB S2 CW Inverted Vee
16:30 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX S4 with an S3 noise level and 10over lighting crashes
16:31 WY3T-TIM: 86 deg storms on the way by 1600 noise is S4 SSB / S2 CW with static crashes to S8
16:31 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX S9 now - strong
16:32 WA4LDU-JOE: Strong QSB
16:32 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL 52-53 SSB short test
16:33 WW8II-BRUCE: Lightning massive from Brownsvill TX across the Gulf to southern LA and southern MS to Mobile ALto most of S.E. AL through most of central GA I HEAR NO STATIC CRASHES FROM ANY OF IT IN EN82
16:33 WY3T-TIM: Hearing W4DEX in the noise taken out by QSB and static crashes
16:33 WW8II-BRUCE: The noise is a soft sound today
16:34: *** K4FI is now online ***
16:34 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU from S7 to near the noise
16:34 WY3T-TIM: Heard you W4DEX call once and then QSB/Static crashes
16:36 W4DEX-DEX: K4FI S7 to noise
16:36 WA4LDU-JOE: Lightning is starting to move into SC
16:36 WW8II-BRUCE: 2 min CW WW8II 1640 - W4DEX 1642 - WY3T 1644 - K5HFG 1646 - K0AWU 1648 - KG0VL 1650 - K4FI 1652
16:37 WW8II-BRUCE: So far I have heard NO SSB signals today
16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: Switching to CW mode
16:41 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II 329 first 60 sec then noise
16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy
16:42 K4FI-DOUG: WW8II No Copy
16:42 K5HFG: WW8II very light trace on scope, no copy
16:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II Nothing detected or copied
16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no copy
16:43 K4FI-DOUG: W4DEX 5 x 7 some light QSB
16:43 KG0VL-JEFF: WW8II: Signal detected, no copy. Heard two complete calls at 1 min 24 seconds then back to detection only
16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 559 with QSB
16:44 K5HFG: W4DEX very light trace on scope, no copy
16:45 WW8II-BRUCE: w4dex start nil 1 min 35 sec can just detect for about 8 to 10 sec then gone
16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T nil no copy no detect
16:46 K5HFG: WY3T no copy
16:46 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T initially 549, very little if any QSB noticed until last few seconds, still Q5 eot
16:46 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX 539 to 549 at 30 sec then back to 539 at 1 min faded to 429 to EOT
16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T cw detectable in and out of noise but no copy - short burst of letters at 16:45:40
16:46 K4FI-DOUG: WY3T No Copy, hear somewhat deep in noise, just a tone no letters.
16:48 WW8II-BRUCE: K5HFG nil no copy no detect
16:48 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX - WY3T - K5HFG None copied or detected
16:48 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG cw no copy
16:48 WA4LDU-JOE: K5HFG cw no copy
16:49 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG cw no copy
16:49 KG0VL-JEFF: KØAWU 529 at start, weak but Q5. Took a dip into the noise at midpoint and now back up to around 519 at EOT
16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU NIL NO DETECT
16:50 WA4LDU-JOE: K0AWU cw no copy
16:50 K4FI-DOUG: W5HFG No Copy.
16:50 K4FI-DOUG: K0AWU No Copy
16:50 K5HFG: K0AWU no copy
16:50 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU cw no copy
16:51 K4FI-DOUG: KG0VL No Copy
16:52 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU, KG0VL nothing detected
16:52 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL cw no copy
16:52 K0AWU-BILL: KG0VL at start 18db, 15sec 20db, 30dsec 20db, 45sec 13db, 1min 17db 1min 15sec 20db, 1min 30sec 12db 1min 45sec 6db, end 7db
16:52 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy
16:52 K5HFG: KG0VL no copy
16:52 WA4LDU-JOE: K4FI cw 599++
16:53 W4DEX-DEX: K4FI Only 559 peak with fades to 529. much weaker than normal
16:54 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL START 219 IN NOISE 20 SEC AGAIN 219 40 SEC COPIED CALL 50 SEC GONE 1 MIN 32 SEC COPIED CALL AGAIN IN THE NOISE 1 MIN 45 SEC GONE TO EOT
16:54 K5HFG: K4FI no copy
16:54 WW8II-BRUCE: K4FI NO DETECT
16:54 WY3T-TIM: K4FI cw 539 faded to 429 briefly at 1 min for 20 sec then faded out to noise at eot
16:55 WW8II-BRUCE: OK all good data jeff I will send one more time for 2 min at 1656
16:55 KP2AE-JOE: well not good today k4fi 529 then gone then 549 then gone
16:56 WA4LDU-JOE: Dex your SSB is very weak here...S5 wtih an S3 noise level.
16:56 WA4LDU-JOE: KP2AE is detectable but not sure what he is saying
16:56 KG0VL-JEFF: No Southern Stations heard today
16:57 WA4LDU-JOE: Dex you faded to noise
16:58 W4DEX-DEX: Just about lost the short paths!
16:58 WA4LDU-JOE: going QRT as lighting is getting close
16:58 WW8II-BRUCE: ok enough will copy AIM log
16:58 K5HFG: WW8II second Tx- possible trace but not sure, Too much static now
16:59 WY3T-TIM: I have nothing but static crahes here so 73s to all
16:59 KG0VL-JEFF: Could only detect your signal Bruce, no copy and weaker this time around.