29 May 2020
DST +8 nT
The solar X-ray Flux today was spiking near the M class flare level. Propagaion may have been good but we had only one propagation report due to WW8II, AB4AM and W4DEX not beating able to transmit the usual CW sequence due to thunderstorm. Also KØAWU wasn't available so the nearest transmission to KGØVL was by K5HFG at 593 miles.
However, propagation between WY3T and W4DEX appears to have been very good. WY3T's CW would have been very good copy at W4DEX without heavy QRN. Recording of WY3T as received by W4DEX with a 150 foot WOG receiving antenna below:
WY3T at W4DEX
16:25: *** STARTED LOGGING *** 1899 KHz Midday Prop Test
16:25: *** NET OPENED *** 1899 KHz Midday Prop Test
16:25: *** WY3T is now online ***
16:25: *** WW8II is now online ***
16:26: *** KP2AE is now online ***
16:26 WW8II-BRUCE: 64 degrees heavy LIGHTNING
16:26 W4DEX-DEX: Storm just passed and another one getting close. TX antenna grounded. Will be RX only
16:27: *** K5HFG is now online ***
16:26 WW8II-BRUCE: I will not receive or transmit today due to the HEAVY LIGHTNING overhead. I have all equipment disconnected
16:27 WY3T-TIM: 87 deg sunny noise S4 SSB / S2 CW no static lightning crashes here
16:27 K5HFG: All clear down here finally.
16:28: *** AB4AM is now online ***
16:29 AB4AM-ROB: Antennas disconnected due to storms
16:29 KP2AE-JOE: storm just came thur...heavy static...lots of noise
16:29 W4DEX-DEX: Had 1.25 in rain in less than 15 min. More getting close. Vegetation here beginning to look like the tropics
16:31: *** KG0VL is now online ***
16:31 KG0VL-JEFF: 59 F windy and cold
16:31 WW8II-BRUCE: I WILL NOT BE ON TOMORROW I HAVE AN 11 AM APPOINTMENT AND I WILL NOT MAKE IT HOME BEFORE THE NET
16:33 WW8II-BRUCE: LIGHTS ARE FLICKERING HERE SO GOING TO SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER ALSO SEE EVERYONE SUNDAY IF THE STORMS WILL ALLOW
16:33 K5HFG: 73 Bruce
16:33 KG0VL-JEFF: 73 Bruce
16:33 W4DEX-DEX: RR Bruce, CUL
16:34: *** WW8II is now offline ***
16:34: *** WA4LDU is now online ***
16:36 KG0VL-JEFF: 2 min CW: W4DEX 1640, WY3T 1642, K5HFG 1644, KGØVL 1646 Rob, I think you said you were down for storms?
16:36 KP2AE-JOE: noise s9 crashes +20 can't hear a thing just had 1.5" rain last hour
16:37 WA4LDU-JOE: Dex, called you on SSB but no response?
16:38 W4DEX-DEX: Think I heard K4FI, so much QRN. over constant S9 even on RX loop
16:39 W4DEX-DEX: Hearing thunder so TX antenna is grounded
16:39 KG0VL-JEFF: This is what it's all about
16:40 KG0VL-JEFF: Going to CW
16:41 KP2AE-JOE: can hear k4fi and wa4ldu above the crashes...so local prop must be good.
16:42 K5HFG: W4DEX no Tx
16:42 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect if he was sending
16:43 WA4LDU-JOE: lightning and thunder here also. Both Doug and I are disconnected
16:44 K5HFG: WY3T no copy
16:44 W4DEX-DEX: Prop must be good! WY3T CW would have been Q5 without the QRN.
16:46 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG CW no copy/detect
16:48 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL CW no copy/detect
16:48 K5HFG: KG0VL no copy
16:48 KG0VL-JEFF: No signals or static crashes heard today from Iowa
16:49 WY3T-TIM: same here 73s
16:49: *** WY3T is now offline ***
16:50 K5HFG: 73 all, CUTomorrow Hope for better condxs.
16:50: *** K5HFG is now offline ***
16:51 KG0VL-JEFF: Have a good Friday everyone, see you all tomorrow. 73
16:51: *** WA4LDU is now offline ***
16:53: *** KP2AE is now offline ***
16:53: *** KG0VL is now offline ***
16:58: *** STOPPED LOGGING *** 1899 KHz Midday Prop Test
16:58: *** NET CLOSED *** 1899 KHz Midday Prop Test
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