Log from David Vitek

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

February 21st 2017

Sunrise 2032z Sunset 0931z

F 81 A 10 K 2 No Storm SN 25 B1.2
Solar Wind 457km/s at 2150z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0040 weak Es , 1051 339 Es.
28.490 VK4KUS 0108 5x5 Es , 0220 5x4 Es , QG64 , 1735km.

21.275 XX9D 0228 weak , OL62 , 6851km.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0332 weak F2.
10M Asian Intruders 0333 weak multi F2 , 0729 between weak to fair , only a few.

33.0Mhz 0508 OTHR Jindalee Longreach , VK4 , QG26 , 1417km , S4 , F2 backscatter , thanks to Tony
Mann in
Perth Western Australia for help in identifying this one, OTHR beaming North , noticed a high MUF
area just North of
Darwin , enabling backscatter.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0508 S3, mixing with Jindalee , 0735 between weak to fair.

21.245 4E1ADW 0701 5x5 , PK04 , 5741km , new call, Philippines.
18.120 XX9D 0706 5x6.
7.142 ZF2MJ 0711 4x4 , EK99 , 15785km , new call, Cayman Islands , last heard the Caymans November
2nd 2016 ,
also on 40M phone.
7.142 ON6DK 0713 3x3 longpath , new call.
7.158 HB9JW 0751 5x4 longpath , JN47, last heard July 6th 2016 on 40M phone.
18.155 A41NN 1127 5x6 loud , LL93 , 10631km.

February 22nd 2017

F 83 A 4 K 4 03z No Storm SN 19 B1.3
Solar Wind 446km/s at 0424z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 31.150GW at 0505z

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0424 between weak to fair.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0431 faint F2.
28.268 VK8VF/b 0709 faint F2.

21.275 XX9D 0717 between weak to fair, phone.
21.280 LZ1KU 0719 5x4 , KN22 , 42 North.
7.165 EA1DLU 0723 5x6 , 0741 5x8 , longpath wkg ZL.
7.154 EA3BOX 0724 5x6 longpath.
21.280 EA5RN 0906 4x4 , IM97.
21.260 R9XM 0912 5x3 , LP51 , 61 North.
7.028 TX5T 0937 579 , Austral Island , Raivavea , BG66 , 7114km , 23 South.
7.182 VP6EU 0939 5x7 , IOTA OC-044 , CG44 , Adamstown , QTH at the old radio station.

February 23rd 2017

F 83 A 10 K 3 No Storm SN 17 B1.1
Solar Wind 383km/s at 2152z

Density 13.5 p/cc > IPS at 0301z

18.140 VP6EU 0021 weak.
18.145 VE7ACN 0025 5x5 finally hearing some North America , K7SS 0030 weak , N7QT 0038 stronger.
24.917 XX9D 0514 RTTY 589
21.233 V84NBD 0715 between weak to fair , Sp Event , Brunei Darussalam 27th National Day , OJ74 ,
5062km.
14.187 9H5BZ 0727 5x4 longpath , new call.
28.026 XX9D 0744 549.
18.120 XX9D 0855 5x7.
14.180 R2017M 1240 5x6 , Sp Event , Moscow , 55 North , 14838km.
3.524 VP6EU 1258 599.
14.200 4L/4X6TT 1307 5x4.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0617 339 Es.

14.182 8P6NW 0647 faint under local TVI, Barbados.
21.250 A41NN 0649 5x6.
21.275 XX9D 0652 5x4.
14.205 4Z5LA 0718 weak longpath.
7.170 EA3UU 0727 5x5 longpath wkg North America, last heard 40M phone August 24th 2016.
7.160 EA3BOX 0729 5x7 LP.
7.150 PA0LEG 0729 5x4 , LP , JO21 , 51 North , last heard on 40M phone March 22nd 2008.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0932 549 Es , 0940 569 , gone 0948* approx.

February 25th 2017

F 82 A 20 K 3 Minor G1 Storm SN 27
A9.0

Solar Wind 568km/s at 0159z

21.205 VI8BOD 0435 5x7 , Sp Event , PH57 , Darwin , Op by VK8NSB

33.0Mhz JA data pager , between weak to fair.

24.940 XX9D 0716 5x6.
14.123 YP0C 0722 5x4 , new band for this call , Romania.
14.200 VI8BOD 0729 5x7
14.005.50 RI1ANC 0731 569 , OB31 , 5065km , 78 South , Vostok Base , Antarctica , at 188 degrees
from my QTH
7.189 EA7RU 0740 5x4 longpath , IM76 , Malaga , 36 North. , new log.
7.122 F5PSG 0745 5x5 longpath , IN87 , 47 North , Saint Nazaire, new log.
7.180 VP6EU 0750 4x4.
7.190 IZ8FQI 0751 between weak to fair , phone , longpath , new log.
7.185 SP4A 0754 between weak to fair ,phone , LP , KO04 , 50 North , near Krakow , rare to hear
Poland LP at my QTH,
also a new log.
7.185 IZ2GAF 0800 5x4 LP , new band.
7.185 EA1EYG 0801 5x4 LP , new log.
7.185 EA1QL 0805 5x4 LP , new log.
7.170 F4FFH 0811 between weak to fair , phone , LP, new band.
7.164 F2CXJ 0813 5x6 LP , new log.
7.190 EA8AZ 0818 5x4 LP , IL18 , 28 North , Tenerife, new log.
7.189 EA3IN 0819 between weak to fair , JN11 , 41 North , new log.
18.120 XX9D 0923 5x6.

February 26th 2017

F 80 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 25 A8.4
Solar Wind 472km/s at 0057z

21.303 FK4RD 0023 5x5.
21.298 BD3CB 0041 5x4.
21.250 RX17WG 0051 weak.
21.262 FK4QX 0339 5x5.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0531 S4.

18.135 ZS5ZT 0606 briefly peaked at 5x6 , KF59 , 9471km , 1kw , wkg VK5 , ZS5ZT said he was having
trouble hearing
VK5 , looked like one-way propagation , remarked on local ZS Ops talking about " strange "
propagation lately.
Last heard ZS5ZT on 17M phone September 10th 2016 , regular VK sched here.

7.154 F6KNB 0642 5x4 , 0721 5x5 , LP , IN94 , 44 North , near Bordeaux , new log.
7.178 EA3AKP 0647 5x6 LP , JN11 , 41 North , Catalonia.
7.144 VK5PAS/portable 0653 5x9 , VKFF-1712 Greenhill Recreation Park.

7.187 LY2BAW 0657 bit better than weak, phone , LP , KO25 , 54 North , very rare for me to hear
Lithuania LP, last
heard LY longpath March 6th 2004, new band for this call.

7.187 EA1ALE 0704 4x3 , IN73 , new band.
7.168 F4FFH 0713 5x4 LP , IN99 , 49 North , near Caen.
7.107 F5UTN 0722 5x4 LP , JN08 , 48 North , new log.

February 27th 2017

F 79 A 2 K 3 No Storm SN 35 A6.7
Solar Wind 383km/s at 2208z

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0215 S4 , 0235 S6 , 0304 between weak to fair.

10M Asian Intruders 0221 a few S4.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0721 weak F2, sign of improving propagation to hear it this late.

February 28th 2017

F 82 A 8 K 3 No Storm SN 40 A7.8
Solar Wind 445km/s at 0757z

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0420 S5.

7.188 TX5T 1218 5x4 , BG66 , 7114km , IOTA OC-114, Austral Islands.

Monitored 10M and 6M nothing heard.

March 1st 2017

F 82 A 8 K 5 12z K 5 15z K 4 18z K 5
21z Minor G1 Storm

SN 39 A6.2 Solar Wind brief spike to 868km/s at 1114z
Density 17.0 p/cc > IPS

Monitored 10M and 6M nothing heard.

March 2nd 2017

F 81 A 36 K 6 0z K 5 03z K 4 06z K
4 09z K 5 12z K 5 15z

K 4 21z Moderate G2 Storm SN 55 A6.5 Solar
Wind 732km/s at 0932z

Auroral Forecast for Southern hemisphere 54.53GW at 0755z

7.194 H44MS 0742 5x7 , QI90 , 3570km.
7.175 GW3YDX 0757 between weak to fair , phone , LP , IO82 , 52 North , new log.
7.175 CT1IUA 0800 5x4 , LP , IM67 , QTH Faro , 37 North , new band.
7.170 VP6EU 0809 5x5.

March 3rd 2017

F 79 A 32 K 4 03z K 4 06z K 5 09z K
4 12z K 4 18z

Minor G1 Storm SN 52 A5.1 Solar Wind 731km/s at 0837z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 57.75GW at 0920z

14.217 UN7QF 1347 5x5.

7.130 E51DWC 0804 5x4 , BG08 , 6152km , South Cook Islands, only third time in the log , all on 40M,
last heard on 40M
phone August 18th 2015.

7.130 CT4NH 0806 5x5 , LP , IM58 , 38 North , new band.

7.130 EA8AXT 0812 5x6 , LP , IL28 , 22630km , IOTA AF-004, Canary Islands, last heard on 40m phone
November 12th
2016

7.165 VK2/WA6EWI 0855 5x9 , fairly novel to hear a USA Op out of VK2.
7.150 9M4IOTA 1129 5x6 , IOTA AS-046 Tioman island , could not find the grid on this one, new band
for AS-046.
7.150 HI8RD 1130 5x5 , FK58 , 18 North , Dominican Republic, 16671km , new call , not heard before.

73 de David Vitek

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

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