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Saturday, July 2, 2022

02 July 2022
*0*

16:21 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 98 A index 7 K index 2

16:22 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity last 24 hr. LOW to NONE Large CORONAL HOLE in the center North of the facing sun, currently B1.68

16:27 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @ 1603ut was 314 km/s, PHI 238, Density 8.50p/cm3

16:32 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers 1620ut GOES 16 95.4nt GOES 17 81.3nt

WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @ 1641ut 311km/s, PHI 303, Density 9.59p/cm3

CW Reports:
WW8II-BRUCE: 2 min CW WW8II 1640, K0AWU 1642, W4DEX 1644

16:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II START 0, 0, 0, 0, at 1 min 0, 0, 0, 0, at END 0

16:43 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW not heard, questionable very weak visual detection

16:43 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no detect

16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU start , 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: K0AWU cw no detect

16:46 K0AWU-BILL: W4DEX -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 0,0, 0, 0, 1min ??det visual, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 439

16:47 W4DEX-DEX: K0AWU CW not heard, only several dots lined up slightly below WW8II's dots. Both not likely valid signal

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SSB Reports:
16:34 WA4LDU-JOE:W4DEX SSB peaked at S8 and then faded in and out of noise, Clint SSB S7 then faded in and out

16:34 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB S6 with QSB to S1

16:35 W4DEX-DEX: WA4AC SSB S5 QSB to S1, Clint was in and out

16:39 WA4LDU-JOE: QSB is too strong and too frequent to have an SSB QSO




Friday, July 1, 2022

01 July 2022
*1*


16:21 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 96, A index 5, K index 1

16:31 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers @ 1600 was GOES 16 128nt and GOES 17 112nt

16:32 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @ 1600ut was 351 km/s, PHI 255, Density 12.82p/cm3

CW Reports:
WW8II-BRUCE: 2minute CW WW8II 1640ut, K0AWU 1642, WY3T 1644

16:42 K0AWU-BILL: WW8II START-- 0, 0, 0, 0, at 1 min 0, 0, 0, 0, at END 0

16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: K0AWU start 0,0,0,0,1min 0, 0,0,0, EOT 045

16:44 WY3T-TIM: K0AWU cw no copy/detect

16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: Wy3T start 0,0,0,0,1min 0, 0, 0,0, EOT 0

16:46 K0AWU-BILL: WY3T -- Nothing heard or detected with SpecLab

W4DEX-Dex:  WW8II CW no signal detected
                          K0AWU CW no signal detected
                          WY3T CW could hear but no copy, good visual detection

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SSB Reports:
None






Thursday, June 30, 2022

30 June 2022
*1*

16:21 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 92 A-index 6 K-index 1

16:24 WW8II-BRUCE: lots of lightning in the Gulf and central FL from Orlando to Miami

16:25 WW8II-BRUCE: solar activity not much currently a B 1.4 NO D layer absorption noted

Unusually good signals on the short paths today.



CW Reports:
WW8II-BRUCE: 2 Min CW WW8II 1640, WY3T 1642, W4DEX 1644

16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

16:42 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW no signal detected

16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no detect

16:43 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW not heard, weak but positive visual detection

16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T no copy, fair trace in spec lab

16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0,0,0,0,1min 0,0,0,0, EOT 0

16:45 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0 EOT 0

16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 569 with slight QSB

16:46 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 599+10 at best some qsb good day for locals bout time

16:46 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect

16:48 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T no signal seen

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX NO signal seen

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SSB Reports:
16:32 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB nice S7 peaks, very little QSB noticed

16:33 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB S3 peak

16:34 WY3T-TIM: Hearing no SSB here

16:36 W4DEX-DEX: K4CSO SSB peaking S7

16:36 WA4LDU-JOE: KP2AE was s5 briefly, then faded. W4DEX was s7 but now faded to noise

16:40 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB peaking S9....been a long time since I've seen that

16:53 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB peaking S9+10 on peaks, QSB to S3. All local signals way above average.





Wednesday, June 29, 2022

29 June 2022
*?*

Solar wind
speed: 468.4 km/sec
density: 5.75 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B2 1227 UT Jun29
24-hr: B6 0219 UT Jun29

Sunspot number: 71

10.7 cm flux: 96 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 2 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quite



CW Reports:
W4DEX-DEX: W4DEX 2min CW at 1640

16:42 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 589-529 some deep qsb 

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 SSB Reports:
16:33 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB good signal peaking S6 with typical QSB

16:50 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB, Still good copy except for some close QRN





Tuesday, June 28, 2022

28 June 2022
*1*

Solar wind
speed: 543.7 km/sec
density: 5.18 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B2 1511 UT Jun28
24-hr: C1 1843 UT Jun27

Sunspot number: 32

10.7 cm flux: 98 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 1 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet


CW Reports:
W4DEX-DEX: CW 2 min.....WY3T 1640, W4DEX 1642

16:41 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW 329 copy at mid-point, best heard in a while

16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T cw 329 first minute then faded to noise... good trace in spec lab first minute then faded away

16:43 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 589-549 some qsb not much qrn

16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 569 with slight QSB... strong trace in spec lab

16:45 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect - still getting too much noise from corona arcing from somewhere that increases the noise floor by 10-12 db. It usually goes away with a heavy rain, which we have not had lately.

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SSB Reports:
16:36 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB Nice S5 peaks with typical fades but so far Q5 copy

16:37 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB S3 peaks with QSB into the noise

16:37 WY3T-TIM: No SSB heard here





Monday, June 27, 2022

27 June 2022
*1*

Solar windspeed: 543.2 km/sec
density: 1.11 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B4 1616 UT Jun27
24-hr: B6 2227 UT Jun26

Sunspot number: 33

10.7 cm flux: 102 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 1 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 4 unsettled





CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: KGØVL 1640, WY3T 1642, W4DEX 1644

16:42 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

16:42 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW no signal detected

16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL cw no detect

16:43 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW not heard, weak visual detection

16:44 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3T cw WY3T cw 219 first minute then faded into noise, good trace in spec lab

16:45 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 579-529 much qrn local thunderstorms today

16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 559 strong QSB 2nd minute

16:46 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect

16:46 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from W4DEX

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SSB Reports:
16:30 KP2AE-JOE: wa4ldu SSB 54 here

16:31 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX SSB is very weak here, in and out of noise

16:31 WY3T-TIM: Hearing no SSB here

16:35 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB S5 peaks with QSB into noise

16:36 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB S5 peaks with QSB into the noise




Sunday, June 26, 2022

26 June 2022
*1*

Solar wind
speed: 669.9 km/sec
density: 3.05 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: B6 2227 UT Jun26
24-hr: C2 0812 UT Jun26

Sunspot number: 31

10.7 cm flux: 108 sfu

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 4 unsettled
24-hr max: Kp= 5 storm

Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 6.51 nT
Bz: -4.45 nT south


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: KGØVL 1640, WY3T 1642

16:42 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

16:44 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

25 June 2022
*0*

Solar wind speed: 410.8 km/sec
density: 4.16 protons/cm3


X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C1 1402 UT Jun25
24-hr: C1 1402 UT Jun25

Sunspot number: 60

10.7 cm flux: 115 sfu

Planetary K-index Now: Kp= 2 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet


Interplanetary Mag. Field
Btotal: 12.97 nT
Bz: -8.40 nT south


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: KGØVL 1640, K5HFG 1642

16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: KG0VL cw no detect

16:42 K5HFG-DON: KG0VL NO signal detect

16:44 WA4LDU-JOE: K5HFG cw no detect

16:44 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from Don K5HFG

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Friday, June 24, 2022

24 June 2022
*0*

16:20 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 121, A-index 10, K-index 1

16:26 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar activity Not much Max C3.7 yesterday in (303 currently B 5.1 MINOR 1-2db D layer absorption

16:51 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @1627 UT 407 km/s, PHI 353, Density 3.25p/cm3

16:51 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers 109.3 nt and 98.2nt


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: WW8II 1640, KGØVL 1642, K5HFG 1644, WY3T 1646, W4DEX 1648

16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

16:42 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW no signal detected, that's rare
          WW8II-BRUCE: I have an AMP issue power went to less than 1/2 power,                Will trouble shoot later

16:43 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WW8II

16:44 WY3T-TIM: KG0VL cw no copy/detect

16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: KG0VL 4, 5, 7, 7, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, The first min may have been the BCB interference  ????

16:45 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW not heard, a few questionable visual bits at the right freq

16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: K5HFG 0, 0, 0, 0, 1minb 0, 0, 0, 0,. EOT 0

16:46 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from K5HFG

16:46 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG cw no copy/detect

16:48 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0-, EOT 0

16:48 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from WY3T

16:50 K5HFG-DON: NO signals detected here today

16:50 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect

16:50 KG0VL-JEFF: Nothing heard from W4DEX

16:50 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG CW no signal detected

16:50 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW not heard, questionable visual detection

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SSB Reports:
16:29 WW8II-BRUCE: I just called QRZ for 1 min no response heard

16:36 W4DEX-DEX: No SSB heard

16:37 WW8II-BRUCE: Same here NO SSB just noise

16:38 WY3T-TIM: No SSB heard here




Thursday, June 23, 2022

23 June 2022
*0*


Solar wind
speed: 461.3 km/sec
density: 7.70 protons/cm3


X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: C4 1120 UT Jun23
24-hr: C4 1120 UT Jun23

Sunspot number: 80

Solar 10.7 cm flux: 139 sfu


Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 2 quiet
24-hr max: Kp= 3 quiet


CW Reports:
KG0VL-JEFF: 2 minute CW schedule: KGØVL 1640, K5HFG 1642, W4DEX 1644

16:42 W4DEX-DEX: KG0VL CW no signal detected

16:43 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG no signal detected

16:44 KG0VL-JEFF: No copy from K5HFG

16:46 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 579-419 deep qsb not a good day for locals

16:46 K5HFG-DON: NO signals detected here today.

16:46 KG0VL-JEFF: Nothing heard from W4DEX

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SSB Reports:
16:32 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB Q4 copy about half the time

16:37 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB briefly peaked S5 but most of the time poor copy






Wednesday, June 22, 2022

22 June 2022
*1*

16:20 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar flux 139, A-index 8, K-index 3

16:22 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar acti9vity Max yesterday @ 1621ut C5.6 and today @ 1543ut C1.74 current a 5db D layer absorption in progress

16:25 WW8II-BRUCE: 'Lightning seen today NOT MUCH East Central Kansas and light scattering in the Gulf

16:33 WW8II-BRUCE: D layer absorption now 6db

16:39 WW8II-BRUCE: There was a quick C3.34 @ 1623ut


16:49 WW8II-BRUCE: Magnetometers @1640ut GOES 16 99.4nt, GOES17, 89.9nt

16:50 WW8II-BRUCE: Solar wind @1642ut 485km/s, PHI 314, density 9.16p/cm3

16:52 WW8II-BRUCE: current solar activity is a B9.76 but some big coronal holes

Possible explanation about the rolling type solar noise that we have been experiencing the past three days:
"SOLAR TYPE I CONTINUUM NOISE STORM"
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/382582/pdf


CW Reports:
WW8II-BRUCE: 2 min CW WW8II 1640, K5HFG 1642, WY3T 1644, W4DEX 1646

16:42 WY3T-TIM: WW8II cw no copy/detect

16:42 W4DEX-DEX: WW8II CW not heard, weak visual detection

16:42 WA4LDU-JOE: WW8II cw no copy

16:43 W4DEX-DEX: K5HFG CW not signal heard

16:44 WY3T-TIM: K5HFG cw no copy/detect

16:44 WW8II-BRUCE: K5HFG start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

16:45 W4DEX-DEX: WY3T CW heard, no copy, fair visual detection

16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: K5HFG cw no copy

16:46 WW8II-BRUCE: WY3T start 0, 0,0,0, 1minm 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

16:46 WA4LDU-JOE: WY3t CW 329 steady

16:48 KP2AE-JOE: w4dex 579-519 some qsb poor day for locals

16:48 WA4LDU-JOE: W4DEX cw 579 steady

16:48 WW8II-BRUCE: W4DEX start 0, 0, 0, 0, 1min 0, 0, 0, 0, EOT 0

16:48 WY3T-TIM: W4DEX cw no copy/detect

16:51 K5HFG-DON: NO signals detected here today.

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SSB Reports:
16:32 WA4LDU-JOE: I heard W4DEX SSB weak in the noise

16:34 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB from marginal to poor copy, Q3 at best so far

16:34 WY3T-TIM: Hearing no SSB here

16:36 WW8II-BRUCE: No SSB heard

16:36 W4DEX-DEX: KP2AE SSB short S5 peak, just like the past few days

16:36 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB not heard

16:50 W4DEX-DEX: WA4LDU SSB nice S5 long peak




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Today's pre net testing again yielded NO correlation to the solar wind, Density or D layer absorption, as the cause of QSB 
The Solar wind remained fairly constant for the entire 1 hour test
The Density remained fairly constant for the entire test 
The GOES 16 magnetometer reading reminded constant  from 100nt to 101nt the entire test period

WW8II 

today's Alpena, Michigan  IONOGRAMS for the test period:
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