Log from David Vitek

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

February 8th 2017

Sunrise 2020z Sunset 0944z

F 72 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 11 A6.3
Solar Wind 507km/s at 2303z

28.265 VK4RC/b 0000 weak Es , 0104 539.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0101 549 Es , 0132 569 , 0235 still 549 , 0301 569 , 0345 still there , 0404 549 ,
0435 539.
50.058 VK4RGG/b 0058 539 Es , QG62 , 1605km.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0104 549 Es , 0250 weak , 0413 549 , 0441 549 , 0854 569 , 1038 still 549 , 1054
still there.

50.140 VK4DO 0124 5x8 Es , QG63 , 1687km.
50.130 VK7RR/4 0143 5x4 Es , QG63 , 1642km.
50.120 VK4YH 0148 5x9 Es , 0305 5x9 , QG53 , 1576km.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0151 535 Es chirpy , 0253 335 , 0919 535 , all Es.

50.150 VK2YO 0301 5x4 es , 0334 4x3 , QG61 , 1603km.
50.130 VK2SB 0327 2x3 Es , 0424 5x4 , QF59 , 1291km.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0339 339 F2 + Es , probably.

50.288 VK2RHV/b 0408 549 Es , 0435 569 , 0533 339 , 0550 549.
50.110.90 VK2BPL 0404 559 Es.

28.310 VK4FJW 0415 5x4 Es , new log.
28.490 VK7AN 0419 5x4 Es , Launceston.
28.490 VK2AHF 0419 5x5 Es , QF56 , 1158km , new log.
28.480 VK2ZMT 0443 5x5 Es , QF57 , 1233km.
28.480 VK2MOR/Mobile 0443 5x3 Es.

50.110 VK2LBG 0457 5x6 Es , QF68 , 1391km , Port Maquarie.
50.110.80 VK2BPL 0458 599+10 CW Es , QF57 , 1230km.
50.110 VK2BHO 0517 5x9 Es , QF55 , 1127km.
50.110 VK2BZE 0522 5x7 Es , to Vertical Dipole on Test , QF55 , 1129km.
50.110.60 VK2BHO 0528 569 CW Es.
50.140 VK1KW 0545 5x8 Es , QF44 , 957km , Canberra.
50.110 VK2FAD 0558 5x4 Es , 0608 5x9 , QF56 , 1216km.
50.110 VK2XQ 0604 5x4 Es , QF56 , 1080km.
50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0748 539 2Es, 0835 549 , 0843 559 , 0900 339 , 1008 still 539.
50.040 ZL3SIX/b 0837 539 2Es , 0850 549 , 0914 almost 559 , 0932 549.

28.490 VK2QR 0855 5x6 Es , QF44, 889km , Talbingo , Snowy Mountains.

50.110 VK3HC 0928 5x4 Es , QF22 , 668km , he seems to whistle before each transmission , heard the
same whistle
a few times today, but gave no call , so it seems that Melbourne was " in " today.

50.057 VK7RAE/b 0948 559 Es , QE38 , 966km.

28.480 VK7WC 1040 5x6 Es Loud , QE37 , 1138km , 42 South.

February 9th 2017

F 73 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A5.8
Solar Wind 441km/s at 0216z

VK5 State Top temperature today 48.2C at Tarcoola , 118.7F

28.264 VK6RWA/b 0045 btw weak to fair Es.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0056 535 Es chirpy , 0412 weak Es , 0700 565 Es.

7.157 EA3BOX 0718 5x5 , longpath , Catalunya , JN11 , last heard 40M LP November 11th 2016.
18.130 VU2RBI 0747 3x3.
7.183 H44MS 0754 5x6 wkg Ecuador , which again i could not hear.
14.164 H44MS 0802 5x7.

February 10th 2017

F 73 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 15 A6.4
Solar Wind 438km/s at 0536z

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0013 549 Es , 0207 439 , 0315 339 , all Es.

50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0014 btw weak to fair 2Es.
50.110 ZL1AKW 0053 5x3 2Es.

28.264 VK6RWA/b 0136 faint Es , 0207 539 , 0240 539 , 0315 539 , all Es.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0137 435 Es chirpy , 0209 545 Es.

50.057 VK7RAE/b 0223 549 Es.
50.110 VK6AKT 0227 5x4 Es , off the back of my yagi , OF78 , 2132km.
50.066 VK6RPH/b 0228 559 Es , 0243 539 , OF88 , 2109km , always check for VK6RBU/b but not hearing it.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0242 549 Es , 0316 549.
28.500 VK2BHO 0305 5x4 Es , QF55 , 1127km.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0525 S4.

7.160 A31MM 0813 5x6 , AG28 , 4751km , wkg station in The Gambia , who i could not hear.

February 11th 2017

F 74 A 8 K 3 No Storm SN 18 A5.9
Solar Wind 451km/s at 0217z

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0016 weak Es , 0146 weak Es , 0240 still 539 , 0323 549 , 0402 549 , and 0430z *
gone , all Es
28.265 VK4RC/b 0018 weak Es.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0020 0045 545 Es chirpy , 0239 535 , 0324 545 , 0402 535 , 0601 435 , 0928 very weak
, all Es.

50.281 VK4RTL/b 0028 539 Es , 0056 569 , 0128 439 , 0251 bit better , 0318 439.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0047 weak Es , 0131 559 , 0921 weak , 1024 still 539 , 1211 329 , all Es.

50.282 VK4RHT/b 0053 329 Es , 0154 549 , 0315 weak , 0410 weak , 0445 569.
50.284 VK4RSC/b 0151 539 Es , 0214 569.
52.342.60 VK4ABP/b 0158 549 Es , QG26 , 1395km , drifted up in frequency , obviously stinking hot up
there.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0245 329 F2+Es probably , 0326 439 F2+Es probably , 0403 539 F2 , 0439 339 F2.
28.490 VK2QV 0328 5x6 Es , 0348 5x7 , 0418 5x9 , 150w to Hex Beam at 30ft, QF56 , 1158km.
28.490 VK2DML 0328 5x5 Es , QF56 , 1159km , new log.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0424 btw weak to fair.

7.154 EA3BOX 0715 5x5 longpath.
7.167 HB9RYZ 0723 5x4 longpath , JN47 , 24376km , 47 North , new log.
7.166 DF2BO 0751 5x7 longpath wkg ZL , JN48 , near Stuttgart
7.151 F5MSE 0759 5x4 longpath , JN48 , 48 North , using Rotatable Dipole , new log.
7.138 G3VOT 0804 4x3 longpath , IO93 , 53 North , Derbyshire , 100w to Dipole , new log.
7.154 MW0VOW 0811 5x5 longpath , IO71 , 51 North , Pembrokeshire , YL Op , last heard on 40m July
4th 2016.

50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0816 549 2Es , 0833 439 , 0908 549 , 1004 still 339.
50.011 ZL1SIX/b 0818 439 2Es.

7.147 DW7FCC 1216 4x4 , new log.
3.794 VK8GM 1220 59+15 phone.

February 12th 2107

F 76 A 5 K 1 No Storm SN 18 A6.2
Solar Wind 355km/s at 2153z

28.265 VK4RC/b 0014 weak Es , 0615 weak Es.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0015 539 Es , 0045 569 , 0126 569 , 0228 still 569 , 0327 still 539 , 0513 569 ,
0615 539 , all Es
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0016 545 Es chirpy , 0047 545 , 0126 weaker , 0358 weak , 0514 weak , 0615 weak ,
all Es.
28.470 VK4FSCC 0045 5x4 Es , QG63 , 1659km , Sunshine Coast.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0053 539 Es , 0115 539 , 0526 439 , 0610 539.
50.282 VK4RTL/b 0110 549 Es , 0532 549 , 0610 549.

28.490 VK7FOLK 0130 4x3 Es , 0254 5x4 Es , QE28 , 932km , Burnie , 41 South , YL Op , new log.
28.490 VK2QV 0130 5x5 Es , 0155 5x9 , QF56 , 1158km. Sydney.
28.490 VK2FVG 0136 5x6 Es , 0157 5x8 , QF54 , 1101km.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0154 549 Es , 0513 weaker , 0614 549 Es.
28.490 VK7AN/Portable East Coast , 0158 5x6 Es.
28.495 VK3FCMC 0201 5x4 Es , QF22 , Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne , 644km , new log.
28.495 VK7NWT 0203 5x4 Es , QE29 , 902km.
28.495 VK7HCK 0205 4x3 Es , QE38 , 972km.

50.288 VK2RHV/b 0213 549 Es , 0309 539.
50.045.70 VK8RAS/b 0220 569 Es , 0257 549.

28.475 VK3FFB 0230 5x7 Es , QF22 , 684km , Melbourne , last heard on 10M December 4th 2015.
28.480 VK7EV 0234 5x9 Es , QE38 , 972km.
28.480 VK7HVK 0234 59+10 Es phone, QE36 , 1181km.

50.289 VK2RSY/b 0242 549 Es.

28.480 VK7JON/Mobile 0251 5x6 Es.
28.460 VK2GJC 0252 5x5 Es , QF54 , 1087km.
28.450 VK4CQ 0255 5x4 Es , QG62 , 1598km.

50.057 VK7RAE/b 0259 549 Es.
50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0304 549 2Es , 0320 539 , RF70 , 3268km.

28.490 VK4CZ 0330 5x6 Es , QG62 , 1608km.
28.490 VK4AS 0402 5x4 Es , QG62 , 1605km , wkg JA's.
28.490 VK3VEF 0404 5x4 Es , QF22 , 690km , Melbourne.
28.490 VK4VIP 0405 5x4 Es , QG55 , 1646km.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0413 weak Es.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0529 549 Es.

28.490 VK2LEE 0618 5x4 Es , QTH Scone , QF57 , 1153km , last heard on 10m December 13th 2013.

February 13th 2017

F 76 A 3 K 2 No Storm SN 18 A6.4
Solar Wind 341km/s at 0149z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 2358 545 Es chirpy , 0222 435 , 0431 325 , 0637 weak , all Es.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0003 439 Es, 0221 439 , 0402 439.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0013 very weak Es , 0041 549 , 0114 439 , 0351 549.
50.045.70 VK8RAS/b 0023 weak Es , 0350 549 , 0424 569 , 0448 faint.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0031 very weak Es , 0429 539.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0114 549 Es , 0359 439 , 0445 weak.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0223439 F2+Es probably.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0403 539 Es , 0429 549.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0407 btw weak to fair.

7.163 T32TV 0900 5x5 , BJ11 , 7800km , best signal report since November 8th 2014 on 15M phone also
with 5x5.
18.122 IK4GRO 0915 btw weak to fair.

February 14th 2017

F 75 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 16 A6.3
Solar wind 323km/s at 0139z

Density 14.0 p/cc > IPS

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0156 weak Es , still chirpy , 0319 weak , 0548 weak , all Es.
28.490 VK4FSCC 0210 4x3 Es.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0225 549 Es , 0304 549 , 0324 569 very loud , 0400 559 , 0447 549 , 0551 339 and
0556z* gone.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0319 549 Es , 0548 539.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0321 549 Es , 0331 569 , 0400 569 , 0456 559.

28.267 Vk7RAE/b 0453 569 Es , 0548 still 549.
28.490 VK7JON 0621 5x5 Es , QE28 , 917km.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0729 very weak Es.

7.159 EA3BOX 0735 5x5 longpath.
7.138 F5BDY 0737 btw weak to fair, phone , wkg VK longpath.

73 de David Vitek

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

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