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

February 1st 2017

Sunrise 2013z Sunset 0950z

F 76 A 24 K 5 0z K 5 03z K 4 06z K
4 15z K 5 18z

Minor G1 Storm SN 42 A7.4 Solar Wind 742km/s at 0247z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere > 59.46GW at 0140z , been awhile since its been that high.

Sun presently 17 Degrees South.

28.265 VK4RC/b 0128 weak Es.

7.157 3D2JS 0659 5x4 , AH03 , 4591km.
7.175 VK5CE/3 1042 5x9 +10 , IOTA OC-196 Gabo Island.

February 2nd 2017

F 76 A 29 K 5 0z K 4 03z K 4 06z K
4 09z K 4 21z

Minor G1 Storm SN 28 A7.9 Solar Wind 742km/s at 0013z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere > 40.99GW at 0200z.

28.265 VK4RC/b 0002 weak Es.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0108 weak Es briefly. , 0451 439 Es.
28.490 VK4GMH 0112 5x6 Es , QG65 , Bundaberg , 1741km , 24 South.

14.188 R870M 1226 5x4 , Special Event , Moscow City 870th Anniversary , KO85 , 55 North , 13788km.

February 3rd 2017

F 75 A 21 K 4 0z K 4 06z K 4 09z No
Storm SN 40 A7.7

Auroral forecast for Southern Hemisphere > 43.24GW at 0445z Solar Wind 631km/s
at 0058z

50.011 ZL1SIX/b 0010 439 2Es , 0025 btw weak to fair , 0034 weak.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0008 btw weak to fair Es , 0410 559 , 0440 559 , all Es.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0008 btw weak to fair Es , 0156 still weak Es.

50.297 VK7RST/b 0017 weak Es , 0025 weak Es.
50.057 VK7RAE/b 0017 weak Es , 0251 549 , 0320 549 , 0336 weaker.
50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0035 btw weak to fair 2Es.
50.110 ZL2WHO 0048 5x4 2Es , CQ.

28.490 VK7JON 0240 5x7 Es , 0321 5x7 , QE28.
28.490 VK2BGL 0411 5x6 Es , QF55 , 1119km.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0429 weak 539 Es, 0516 btw weak to fiar Es , steady.
28.490 VK2FSAV 0434 5x5 Es , QG61 , 1561km.
28.490 VK2ZIW 0434 5x3 Es , QF56 , 1122km , new band.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0442 bit better than weak , 0626 the same.

10M Asian Intruders 0537 S3.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0623 weak F2.

18.132 FK4RD 0643 5x5 wkg JA.
14.215 HS0ZCW 1154 5x9+10, often best on the band.
3.791 BH4YSG 1159 bit better than weak , phone , new log.
14.207 MM0EAX 1220 5x5 , Orkney Islands , IOTA EU009 , IO89 , 58 North , 16149km , last heard on 20M
phone ,
September 2nd 2007.

February 4th 2017

F 75 A 18 K 3 No Storm SN 39 A7.3
Solar wind 647km/s at 0231z

28.265 VK4RC/b 0013 weak Es.
28.505 VK4CL 0015 5x4 Es , QG63 , 1681km.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0045 539 Es , 0106 439.

VK5BC wkg 3D2AG at 0117z 50.110 5x5 , PF95 > RH91 , 4327km , 3Es.

VK3OER 0016z 50.190 Mhz Radar Echo to grid QG80 , very strong Es 750km > 2250km.
VK3OER 0039z 28.310 Mhz Radar Echo to grid AH02 , 2Es out to 4200km.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0106 btw weak to fair Es , till 0131z* approx , 0204 439 Es , 0225 439.
50.280.80 VK4RHT/b 0204 549 Es , 0219 weaker , 0243 weak Es , 0322 549.

28.490 VK8HW 0215 5x4 Es , 0300 5x4 Es , PG66 , 1363km , last heard on 10M phone November 27th 2012.
10M Asian Intruders 0249 btw weak to fair , F2+Es ? , or Multi Es.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0251 339 F2 + Es ? , 0427 439 F2 , becoming almost regular now.
28.470 JJ2CJB 0255 bit better than weak , PM85 , Nagoya , 35 North , 7755km.
28.490 JF1IRW 0300 btw weak to fair , QM05 , 35 North , 7834km , Narita.
28.490 VK4FSCC 2x2 Es.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0312 S6 , 0405 weak.

50.045.70 VK8RAS/b 0318 btw weak to fair Es , 0345 559 , 0418 539.

28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0328 , faint F2 + Es ? , showing up now and again.
28.490 VK4LS 0330 5x4 Es , QG62 , 1639km.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0338 549 Es , QG63 , 1665km.
50.283.50 VK4RTL/b 0349 549 Es , drifted before going QRT while the PSU was changed.

28.485 JA0DCQ 0352 5x4 TEP , PM96 , 7929km.

50.110 VK6AKT 0526 3x3 Es CQ , 0527 quickly rose to 5x4 CQ , OF78 , 2132km.

7.183 H44MS 0741 4x4 , QI90 , 3570km.
3.792 HL2DBP 1013 btw weak to fair , new band.
3.792 K7FX 1015 bit better than weak, phone.
3.792 KK6ZM 1015 btw weak to fair, phone.

February 5th 2017

F 74 A 11 K 4 06z No Storm SN 22
A8.0 Solar Wind 630km at 1219z

Auroral Forecast for the Southern Hemisphere > 38.26GW at 0055z.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0010 weak Es chirpy , 0413 545 , 0532 545 , 0732 weaker , 0953 335 , 1118 435 , 1217
535, all Es.
28.495 VK4KUS 0011 5x4 Es , 0733 5x6 Es , QG64 , 1735km.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0034 weak Es , 0532 btw weak to fair , 0732 the same , 0951 weak Es.

50.155 VK4BG 0053 5x9 Es , QG64 , 1738km.
50.284 VK4RSC/b 0056 339 Es , 0122 559 , and 0228z* gone approx , 0441 539 , 0503 539 , 0535 339 ,
0906 539 ,
0941 569 , 1000 539.
50.110 VK4CL 0105 5x4 Es , 0120 5x6 , 0209 5x5 , QG63 , 1681km.

28.475 VK4GMH 0115 5x6 Es , 0145 5x6.
28.470 VK4LS 0142 5x4 Es.

50.110.70 VK4SC 0156 549 Es , QG62 , 1607km.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0239 569 Es , 0255 579 and 0320z* gone , 0339 569 , 0606 569 , 0634 559 , 0905 549 ,
0920 569.
50.289 VK2RSY/b 0244 559 Es , 0256 569 , and 0320z* gone , 0606 579 , 0634 569 , 0650 439.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0248 539 Es , 0531 569 , 0737 549 , 0951 439.

50.110 VK2BHO 0303 5x6 Es , QF55 , 1127km.
50.110 ZL1SIX/b 0327 539 2Es , 0336 439 , 0342 339 , RF64 , 3198km.
50.281 VK4RHT/b 0425 549 Es , 0915 549 , 1220 549.
50.150 VK4AHW 0500 3x3 Es , 0544 3x3 , 0915 4x3 , QG63 , 1666km.
50.110 VK4ASW 0517 3x3 Es , QG64 , 1744km , last heard on 6M phone December 18th 2003.
50.282 VK4RTL/b 0537 549 Es , 0543 559.
50.110.80 VK2BPL 0607 579 Es , QF57 , 1230km.
50.110 VK2IUW 0608 5x9+10 Es , QF56 , 1124km.
50.110.90 VK2BHO 0609 569 Es.
50.125 VK4YH 0631 5x6 Es , QG53 , 1576km.
50.110 VK2HC 0636 5x6 Es , QF56 , 1157km.
50.110 VK4HJ 0719 5x9+10 Es , QG63 , 1670km.
50.110 VK4WTN 0720 5x6 Es , QG64 , 1747km , VK4WTN beaming North.

28.490 VK1MTS 0734 5x4 Es , QF44 , Canberra , 987km.

50.120 VK2ZHE 0921 5x7 Es , QF68 , 1391km , 100w to 4EL Yagi.

18.157 IK3ABO 1126 3x3 , new log.
7.163 VP9NI 1140 3x3 , IOTA NA005 , FM72 , 32 North , 17846km , last heard 40M phone March 25th 2016.

7.163 HP1CDZ 1141 3x3 , FJ09 , 15203km , few weeks ago was hearing East Coast VK's wkg the
Carribbean , and
i could not hear a thing , had no propagation at all , and South America is very difficult as well ,
Stations in the Pacific
and VK wkg HC2 , not a sound in VK5 , not hearing much out of XE or CE as well , on any Band ,
hearing a few PY ,
but no LU , at least the vacant HF broadcast bands make it easier to hear PY now, on 9Mhz and 11Mhz.

7.163 YN2N 1209 5x4 , always the best signal out of Central America , and NP4A always good.

February 6th 2017

F 73 A 15 K 3 No Storm SN 22 A7.3
Solar Wind 617km/s at 0230z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0112 535 Es chirpy , 0218 stronger , 0304 535Es.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0120 439 Es , 0133 549 and 0152z* gone.
50.281 VK4RHT/b 0133 539 Es , and 0152z* gone , 0239 549.

28.263.90 VK6RWA/b 0205 549 Es , 0214z* soon gone , OF78 , 2126km.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0307 S3 , 0330 btw weak to fair.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0554 539 Es , 0621 539 steady.

7.164 HA8RM 0733 4x4 longpath , JN96 , 25227km , at 124 degrees , last heard 40M LP November 23rd 2016.
7.180 F6CTT 0741 5x4 longpath , IN87 , 23646km , last heard 40M LP September 18th 2016.
7.132 H44MS 0747 5x4.

17M Phone 0757 JA's now back , 4 or 5 stations , 5x4 TEP.
14.164 H44MS 0758 5x5 , CQ LP Europe.

February 7th 2017

F 73 A 13 K 4 0z No Storm SN 15 A6.7
Solar Wind 551km/s at 0027z.

Auroral forecast for the Southern Hemisphere > 33.49GW at 0110z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 2348 535 Es chirpy , 0628 545 Es.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0125 btw weak to fair Es.

50.289 VK2RSY/b 0145 539 Es , 0626 539.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0151 539 Es.

28.490 VK4KUS 0621 5x4 Es.
28.490 VK2QN 0621 5x4 Es , QF56 , 1118km , new log.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0627 539 Es , QG62 , 1630km.
28.490 VK2FSAV 0656 5x4 Es, QG61 , 1561km
28.490 VK4GRZ 5x4 Es , QG56 , 1732km , new log.
28.490 VK2QR 0703 5x6 Es , QF44 , Talbingo , Snowy Mountains , 889km , new band.

ZL2WHO heard VK5WI/b at 0831z 419 Es , 28.259.770 , said it had been awhile !!!

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0843 569 Es , 0912z* check had gone , 1249 549 Es , doubt the many receptions of RAE/b
late at night are Auroral Es , never have that " Tone A " sound , despite all the disturbances that
we are having ,
always found 46.240Mhz ABMN0 to be the better Auroral monitor when it was still on air, a 10M beacon
in Hobart
would do the trick , are you listening Santa !! , often notice the huge K index differences between
Hobart and
Launceston , quite dramatic.

50.011 ZL1SIX/b 0845 549 2Es , 0852 weak.
50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0846 549 2Es.
50.057 VK7RAE/b 0852 559 Es.

73 de David Vitek

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