Adelaide South Australia
grid Locator PF95
35 South 138 East
ALL TIMES UTC
SWL Call VK5001SWL

October 13th 2016

Sunrise 2012z Sunset 0857z

F 98 A 6 K 5 09z K 4 12z K 5 15z K 6 18z
K 6 21z No Storm

SN40 B1.8 Solar Wind 435km/s at 0124z 21.0 p/cc IPS

10M Asian Intruders 0305 btw weak to fair , 0516 the same.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0450 S6 , 0530 still S6.
33.300Mhz JA SKYiMET 0500 S4.

21.260 AT2SL 0520 5x4 , IOTA AS176, 0853 btw weak to fair.
21.265 ZL2IFB 0524 5x7 , not hearing any F2 higher than this from ZL.
18.130 VI50CC 0703 4x3.
7.149 VI50CC 0859 5x9+10.
3.796 T31T 0913 5x4 IOTA OC043 , Central Kiribati , RJ61 , 5398km .

10M Asian Intruders 0928 S4 , especially 28.195 , first evening Intruders heard this season , 1038
still there.

28.205 DL0IGI/b 0939 549 F2 , 1234 549 F2 , last heard March 28th 2016 , been awhile.

Constantly looked for 33.0Mhz JA and 38.900Mhz BY radar and 49.750 till 1300z , nothing heard.

15M Phone RL4F 0959 , BH4SYG 1003 5x7 , many JA's 5x6 , BD4IJ 1014 5x4 , R8IA 1027 5x6 , YB1HDR
1028 5x6 Loud , BH4IGO 1030 5x5 , VU3JWI 1058 weak , YC2TAN 1100 5x4 , IK4GRO 1106 5x6 , SP7MOC
1109 5x4 , SV1QFF 1110 5x4 .

25.0Mhz 1114 MIKES Time Signal Finland S4.

15M Phone OH6TN 1122 5x4 , F5HB 1123 5x4 , DK8MZ 1123 5x4 , DK1AX 1123 5x4 , RX6B 1124 5x5 ,
VU3JWI is a JA Op JA8ECS New Delhi , IZ1UJM 1127 5x6 , OH6Z 1132 , M0OXO 1135 weak QTH Leeds ,
RW6PA 1153 5x7 , DL6ATM 1154 5x7 , IK0OPS 1156 5x5 , S51CK 1157 5x6 , DJ6NI 1157 5x7 , M0OXO
1159 5x6 400w 7 band hex beam , GM0PLH 1203 5x5 , IW3RQT 1204 5x6 loud , EA3RT 1205 5x4 , IV3OOT
1206 5x4 , UA3ERD 1206 5x6 , PA1LS 12085x6 , G4JCZ 1208 5x6 Birmingham , OM2AGM 1210 5x6 ,
OE1PEW 1214 5x5 , DH1PS 1211 5x4 Rhinegold , YC0PJG 1212 5x6 , HA1BL 1213 5x6 Loud .

28.277.60 DM0AAB/b 1224 549 F2 , last heard November 22nd 2013 , i get used to hearing DL0IGI/b all on
its own , so nice to hear another DL beacon.

24.950 RK4FD 1238 5x4 , LO23 .

15M Phone RT3M 1243 5x6 , SP5MXZ 1243 5x5 , G3LDI 1245 5x4 , GM3UCI 1247 5x4 , OM5XX 1248 weak ,
SM6AEK 1318 btw weak to fair , JO99 59 degrees North , the Band closed shortly after.

Only checked the Solar figures the next morning , classic opening after geo-magnetic storm onset ,
very much
above average opening , especially to get as far West as the United Kingdom , but 10M Phone refused
to open.

October 14th 2016

F 95 A 43 K 5 0z K 6 03z K 4 06z K 5 09z
Moderate G2 Storm

SN 41 B2.2 Solar Wind 383km/s at 0032z Aurora Forecast
Southern Hemisphere

66.41GW at 0235z

7.181 F5GN 0647 4x4 , JN13 , wkg VK7 , last heard 40M LP July 5th 2016

0040z 10M > 40M Phone Bands Silent , nothing heard.
0230z 10M > 40M Phone Bands Silent , nothing heard.
0530z 10M > 40M Phone Bands Silent , nothing heard.
0654z only 20M Phone open , only one station readable.

Bands starting to be plagued by S7 QRN , sunny , windy days , with cold fronts approaching , typical
mixed
Spring weather , monitoring is now very unpleasant , with days up to 31C .

October 15th 2016

F 93 A 24 K 3 Moderate G2 Storm SN 38 B2.2
Solar Wind 473km/s

at 0449z Adelaide PF95 UV Index 9

14.240 VK5WC/4 0041 5x7 CQ JOTA.

S8 QRN all day on HF , 0840z still S8 , but 40M bearable.

7.180 T31T 1049 5x4 , IOTA OC043.

October 16th 2016

F 85 A 11 K 5 21z Minor G1 Storm SN 35
B1.6 Solar Wind 530/kms

at 0157z

21.265 AK0BC 0047 btw weak to fair , CO.
18.140 P29LL 0049 5x4.
18.160 RW0CN 0052 btw weak to fair.

28.280 K5AB/b 0112 329 F2 , 0120 439 , last heard September 25th 2016.
28.244 WA6APQ/b 0115 339 F2 , last heard September 25th 2016.
10M Asian Intruders 0138 btw weak to fair.
28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0133 439 F2 , 0212 339 F2 , in longer than usual, last heard September 25th 2016.

18.125 W6RW 0141 5x4.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0155 S7 , 0334 S4.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0318 439 F2 , last heard September 25th 2016.

21.090 JM3UGA 0346 Rtty 170/45N JARTS CQ 569.

10M Phone JA1DOF 0353 5x6 , JA4MNV 0353 5x6 , JR3JFZ 0355 5x6 , JA9OGE 0356 5x4 , JH2CPC 0356
5x6 , JF2WXS 0357 , JH1CER 0358 5x4 , JG1IGX 0404 5x5 , JH3KCW 0405 5x4 , JG4BLW 0405 5x4 ,
JA2VMU 0407 5x4 , JA1DCO 0408 5x4 , JL2KEQ 0412 weak , JE3BEW 0413 5x4 , JH1XYB 0413 5x4 ,
JH3AIU 0415 5x4 , JA7ZFN 0416 weak , JH4ALY 0416 5x6 , JA5AUC 0421 5x4 , JA0CRI 0427 weak , JA4LKB
0431 , JA3APM 0436 5x4 , JA opening closed at 0455z , most trying to wkg H40GC.

21.260 AT2SL 0455 weak IOTA AS176 wkg JA.
18.130 RW0CN 0639 btw weak to fair.
18.140 AT2SL 0640 weak.
7.140 DP2T 0648 4x4 LP CQ Contest.

October 17th 2016

F 81 A 18 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 4 09z K 4 12z
Minor G1 Storm

SN25 B1.4 Solar Wind 769km/s at 0947z

10M Asian Intruders 0024 weak , 0122 S4.
28.455 JJ1RDX 0057 btw weak to fair , wkg E51.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0133 btw weak to fair , 0143 S5 , 0210 S7, usually do a thorough scan between
29.500Mhz
up to 40Mhz when 33.0Mhz JA is strong , but usually hear very little , not hearing any Broadcast
harmonics , no
BY Radar , or JA weather broadcasts around 39Mhz , and with 43.650Mhz JA QRT , but will keep looking !

18.130 VI50CC 0136 3x3 wkg JA.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0331 btw weak to fair , 0346 S6 Loud , 0517 S7.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0333 549 F2 , 0338 569 , checked 0350 and had gone.

7.170 ON4AYM 0727 5x4 LP , JO21 , new in my log, rare to hear Belgium LP for me, wkg VK2.
7.170 F6AGM 0731 5x6 LP , JN18 , new in my log , Toulouse , excuse my spelling if incorrect , wkg VK2.
7.170 M0HDX 0754 3x3 LP , IO93 , new on 40M LP , Derbyshire.
7.170 OZ8BV 0753 5x4 LP , JO44 .
7.163 T30TM 1000 5x6 , IOTA OC017 Tarawa Island Kiribati , RJ60 , 5324km.
7.163 KG0YL/W4 remote 1011 5x7 , FL , home QTH ND.

October 18th 2016

F 76 A 20 K 4 0z No Storm SN 23 A9.0
Solar Wind 776km/s

28.298 V73TEN/b 0127 539 F2 , 0202 439 , 0231 339.

October 19th 2016

F 77 A 11 K 3 No Storm SN 24 A7.1
Solar Wind at 1530z

7.176 F6AGM 0702 5x4 LP wkg VK2.

October 20th 2016

F 77 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 31 A6.9
Solar Wind 431km/s at 0216z

S7 QRN all day on HF, strong winds all day , clear and sunny.

Weak Es to 16Mhz over Norfolk Island at 1900z today

VK3MEG > VK4LS 5x9 Es on 10M Phone today , our Es in PF95 Adelaide usually lags the Eastern States
VK2/VK3
Es by two or three days , usually appears in the East first , then we just have to have some
patience till it shows
up in VK5 !!

October 21st 2016

F 75 A 3 K 1 No Storm SN 16 A6.7 Solar
Wind 401km/s at 0709z

14.195 V6Z 0658 5x6 IOTA OC011 Chuuk Island , QJ57 , 4897km.

20M phone OH1VR 0710 5x4 , PI4DX 0710 5x6 , PD1DX 0713 5x6 , ON8VK 0714 5x5 , ON4XL 0716 5x4 ,
G3LDI 0721 5x4 , PD9Z 0723 5x5 , VI50CC 0725 btw weak to fair, KH6FX 0739 5x6 DL Op Home Call DJ0FX.

October 22nd 2016

F 78 A 2 K 2 No Storm SN 29 A7.3
Solar Wind 367km/s at 2330z

21.220 V6Z 0044 bit better than weak , QSY 21.285 5x4 , prop has been very variable out to the Pacific.
21.285 ZL3ADT 0057 5x5 , not hearing to many ZL's on 15M Phone.
21.290 N6WS 0106 btw weak to fair , CM95 , CA.
18.135 VI50CC 0110 btw weak to fair.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0153 weak Es , last heard October 12th 2016.

18.150 VP6AH 0521 btw weak to fair, finally heard him , been trying for weeks, CG44 , 8573km , 25
degrees South.
bearing 112 degrees from Adelaide , was wkg JA. Is there anything the JA's can't hear !! Last heard
Pitcairn Island
January 29th 2012 VP6T on 17M Phone , before that VP6YL July 6th 2001 on 40M Phone.

18.074 RD0F 0533 569 CW , QN16.
14.310 VK5PAS/6 0536 weak , VKFF-0250 John Forrest National park.
14.253 E74A 0551 5x4 , JN93 , don't hear Bosnia that often.
14.310 VK4SQ 0557 btw weak to fair , VKFF-1528 Deception Bay Conservation Park , QG62 .

S6 QRN all Day on HF , 0728 S8 QRN.

October 23rd 2016

F 78 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 27 A7.1
Solar Wind 452km/s at 1100z

18.118 K7LW 0033 btw weak to fair , DN05 , OR , wkg ZL, 17M very patchy to the USA
18.135 VI50CC 0107 btw weak to fair.

28.055 JK1GKG 0236 569 CW Test, Loud , Band closed around 0300z.

7.100 VK4AAC/3 0305 5x7 , VKFF-0977 Saint Arnaud Regional Park.
18.135 BA5CJ 5x4.
7.166 ON4AYM 0744 5x6 LP.
7.118 GM3X 0747 5x4 LP , IO88 , bearing of 145 degrees from Adelaide , almost a Polar Path , just
touching the
Auroral Oval on W6EL Prop , QTH Orkney.

0750z could hear a EA pile-up on 40M LP Phone trying to wkg France , don't hear that to often LP.

October 24th 2016

F 77 A 8 K 4 03z No Storm SN 14 A7.8
Solar Wind 423km/s at 0222z

Aurora Forecast Southern Hemisphere 33.88GW at 0255z

21.288 KD4AF 0021 3x3 wkg VK4.
24.895 V6Z 0517 569 CW.
21.220 V6Z 0636 5x6.
7.100 VK4AAC/3 0647 5x9 , VKFF-0629 Kara Kara National Park.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0509 539 F2.
14.008 FK8CE 0707 549 CW.

73 de David Vitek

Adelaide South Australia
Grid Locator PF95
35 South 138 East
SWL Call VK5001SWL