Log from David Vitek

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

March 4th 2017

Sunrise 2042z Sunset 0917z

F 78 A 22 K 5 03z K 5 06z Minor G1 Storm
SN 36 A4.7

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 42.38GW at 0630z Solar Wind 702km/s at 0551z

21.285 N6QQ 0155 weak F2 , phone , California , only North American heard this morning.

28.490 VK4CZ 0208 5x6 Es , QG62 , 1608km.
28.292.20 NH6HI/b 0216 439 F2 + Es , last heard February 4th 2017.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0231 weak Es , 0731 549 , 0801 weaker , 0912 549 , QG62NS , 1632km , QTH Redcliffe ,
5 watts , 6 metres HASL, first reception of this beacon, with the new callsign.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0238 439 Es , 0348 539 , 0424 549 , 0516 539 , 0732 539 , 0937 439 , all Es.
28.490 VK4FSCC 0245 5x4 Es , 0323 weak Es , QG63 , 1659km.
28.490 VK2HJ 0259 5x4 Es , 0436 5x6 , QF45 , 1020km , Goulburn.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0328 weak F2 , 0352 weak F2 , 0747 weak F2 + Es.
28.490 VK2QV 0354 5x7 Es , QF56 , 1158km.
28.490 VK3BY 0405 5x6 Es loud , QF22 , 668km , bit of a surprise opening to Melbourne , last heard
on 10M phone ,
December 17th 2015, in fact the band opening up was a surprise in itself !!
28.485 VK2CZ 0412 5x7 Es , QF56 , 1166km
28.475 0416 Unid VK3 5x4 Es , too fast for me to copy.
28.485 0419 Unid VK3 5x4 Es , too fast for me to copy , and no Phonetics , which always helps.
28.490 VK2SD 0427 5x6 Es , QF57 , 1235km.
28.490 VK2MOR 5x6 Es , QF57 , 1228km.
10M Asian Intruders 0428 a few S4 , 0543 still S4 , multi F2.
28.485 VK1DI 0440 5x7 Es , QF44 , 957km.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0447 S6 , 0748 S4 , been very sporadic lately.

28.490 VK2FVG 0451 5x7 Es , QF54 , 1101km.
28.490 VK2TAZ 0503 5x6 Es , QF56 , 1158km.
28.490 0807 Unid JA , all i got was JF1 , rest wiped out by neighbours TV set , as usual.
28.490 JH1CDR 0809 5x6 TEP , above the TVI , QM06 , 35 North , 7861km.
28.480 JP1DJV 0814 5x6 TEP loud , QM06 , 36 North , 7912km.

7.186 EA8DO 0822 5x7 LP , Canary Islands , EA8DO new on 40M phone.
7.192 EI7M 0825 5x6 LP , IO51 , 51 North , last heard 40M March 5th 2016.
7.144 TM0T 0820 5x6 LP , IN77 , 47 North , last heard 40M March 26th 2016.
7.216 TI5W 0831 5x4 , EK70 , 10 North , 14863km , last heard 40M October 30th 2016.
7.210 NP4DX 0834 5x4 , FK68 , 16911km , new log for this call.

28.490 VK4HMO 0838 5x6 Es , QG52 , 1511km , last heard 10M phone , February 1st 2010.

50.288 VK2RHV/b 0902 549 Es , 0918 still there , QF57 , 1222km.
50.289 VK2RSY/b 0930 weak Es , QF56 , 1159km

7.206 ZL4YL 0953 weak , phone , YL Op , new log.
7.202 8P5A 0954 between weak to fair , phone , GK03 , 13 North , 16990km , IOTA NA021 , Barbados,
last heard on
40M phone October 28th 2001 , only third time in my log.
7.199 PJ2T 1002 5x4 , Curacao , FK52 , 16263km , 12 North , last heard on 40M March 3rd 2007 as
Netherlands Antilles.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 1027 439 Es.

7.148 9M4IOTA 1036 5x4 , IOTA AS-046 Tioman Island.
3.775 C6ANA 1041 5x6 , 1116 5x7 , Bahamas , FL06 , 33 North , 16344km , last heard on 80M phone ,
March 5th 2016.
IOTA NA-080
3.810 NP2P 1046 4x4 , U.S. Virgin Islands , Saint Croix , IOTA NA106 , FK77 , 17 North , 17027km ,
new call and new
country on 80M.
3.784 PJ4G 1053 4x4 , Bonaire , IOTA SA-006 , FK52 , 16314km , 12 North, last heard March 3rd 2007
as Netherlands
Antilles.
3.788 T32AZ 1113 4x4 , East Kiribati , IOTA OC-024 , BJ11 , 7771km.
3.752 6Y4K 1118 5x5 , Jamaica , IOTA NA-097 , FK18 , 16074km , new call in my log.
3.794 RN0CT 1145 5x4 , PN78 , 48 North , Khabarovsk , 9255km , new band for this call.

March 5th 2017

F 75 A 22 K 4 0z K 4 21z Minor G1 Storm
SN 0 A3.0

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 29.17GW at 0040z Solar wind 635km/s at 1208z

28.265 VK4RRC/b 2356 weak Es.

21 259 NH6Y 0041 between weak to fair , phone , at least hearing Hawaii !!
18.130 8Q7LH 0544 4x3 , Dxep to Himandhoo Islands , IOTA AS-013 , MJ63 , 8095km , 3 North.
7.150 OE6Z 0607 3x3 LP , Contest Call , JN77 , 47 North , Styria, new band for this call.
7.146 HG1S 4x3 LP , Hungary , JN87 , 47 North, new band for this call.
7.189 II9P 0621 5x4 LP , Sicily , IOTA EU-025 , JM76 , 36 North , new band for this call.
7.181 IK2TDM 0628 4x3 LP , JN45 , 45 North.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0631 569 Es , 0647 559 and 0656* gone, 1156 549.
28.490 VK7JON 0651 5x6 Es , QE28 , 917km.

7.180 IO5O 0703 5x6 LP , JN52 , 42 North.
7.177 TM7X 0706 5x6 LP , JN14 , 44 North.
7.165 TI5W 0710 5x5 , Alajuela.
7.156 PA7A 0714 5x6 LP , JO21.
7.238 C6ANA 0722 5x6 , new band country.
7.212 6Y1LZ 0724 5x6 , Jamaica , FK18 , 16074km.
7.208 PJ4G 0727 5x5.
7.195 ZM4G 0732 5x5 , New Zealand , RF80 , 40 South , 3390km , new call in my log.
7.181 EI7M 0735 5x8 LP , QTH Cork.
7.168 EA8DO 0739 5x6 LP , La Palma , 28 North.
7.184 EA1AT 0812 4x4 LP , new log.
7.137 A31MM 0817 5x6 , AG28 , 4751km.

7.235 HC0E 0828 5x4 , Ecuador , Quito Radio Club , FI09 , 14547km , 0.2 South , new call , the only
station
heard on the Continent of South America during the ARRL SSB Contest , just had a narrow circuit to
the Carribbean on
40M and 80M , did not hear Mexico at all , or anything else from South America , quite amazing really.

7.203 8P5A 0839 5x4.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0844 439 F2 , tending to be difficult to hear lately.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0847 S5 , 0913 S5.

10M Asian Intruders 0851 a few S4.

21.250 BD9AC 0928 5x4 , on a very empty band.
21.250 VI8BOD 0928 3x3 F2 , PH57 , Darwin, 2618km
3.788 RN0CT 1211 4x4.

March 6th 2017

F 73 A 16 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 4 12z No
Storm SN 11 A1.7

Solar Wind 638km/s at 0217z

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0207 between weak to fair Es , 0212 569 , 0227* gone.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0412 539 Es, be interesting to see whether we have any F2 to Townsville before
Winter Es arrives.
28.492 0437 Unid VK via Es , 3x3.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0632 , bit better than weak.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0637 329 F2 , still not hearing any North American beacons , except NH6HI/b every
now and then ,
notice that Dieter VK3FFB is having better luck in Melbourne hearing North American beacons on 10M.

10M Asian Intruders 0638 , bit better than weak.

18.150 3W1T 0647 4x3 , Hanoi , OL21 , 21 North , 7094km.
18.155 I7DFV 0651 5x4 LP , been a struggle to hear any Europeans longpath on 17M as well.
21.245 VR2XMT 0708 5x3.

March 7th 2017

F 72 A 25 K 4 0z K 4 09z Minor G1 Storm
SN 0 A1.6

Solar Wind 658km/s at 1313z

7.155 EA3BOX 0709 5x4 LP , 0729 5x5 , wkg ZL3.
18.155 3W1T 0711 5x4.
7.158 M0AID 0720 3x3 LP , IO81 , 51 North , Somerset , near Taunton , new band , for this call.

March 8th 2017

F 72 A 16 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A1.1
Solar Wind 551km/s at 2232z

10M Asian Intruders 0452 , a few almost S4.

24.983 0458 Blank AM Carrier S9 , was S4 this morning around 0040z , suspect its been there all day
, noted on a
number of days lately , 0644 S9 with QSB , won't even hazard a guess on this one!!

21.237 BG8TFN 0836 5x4 , Kunming , the only station on 15M phone.
14.189 BG8TFN 0846 5x6 , he gave up on the higher bands !
18.150 3W1T 0852 5x4.

March 9th 2017

F 71 A 12 K 4 0z K 4 03z No Storm SN
0 A1.2

Southern hemisphere Auroral Forecast 28.28GW at 0425z Solar wind 561km/s at 2244z

21.262 FK4QX 0710 5x4 F2 wkg JA.
18.075 JD1BLY 0715 569 , OL17 , 27 North , Ogasawara , 6882km , IOTA AS-031.
7.164 EA1DLU 0744 5x6 LP.
14.007 H40FN 0958 559 , RH29 , 3845km , Nendo Island , IOTA OC-100 , Temotu Province , 11 South.

March 10th 2017

F 71 A 15 K 4 09z K 4 12z No Storm
SN 0 A3.1

Solar Wind 491km/s at 0431z

7.170 HB9RYZ 0754 between weak to fair , phone , LP , JN47 , 47 North , only second time in my log ,
same band.
7.149 MW0VOW 0757 4x3 LP , IO71 , Pembrokeshire , YL Op.
7.142 A31MM 0802 5x5 , JA Op JA6WFM.
7.142 CT1EEQ 0802 5x4 LP , IM58 , 38 North , Sintra , new log.
7.142 F4HEC 0803 4x3 LP , JN07 , 47 North , new band.

73 de David Vitek

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

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