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

April 4th 2017

Sunrise 2107z Sunset 0834z

F 108 A 4 K 4 06z K 5 09z K 5 12z
Moderate R2 Flare SN 97

C1.2 Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 28.82GW at 0419z and 49.25GW at 0830z.

Solar Wind 429km/s at 0419z

Flare M5.8 at 1429z > HF fadeout South America , Central America , North Atlantic , South Atlantic.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0041 weak Es , 0104 between weak to fair , 0144 439.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0212 549 Es , 0232 weaker , 0251 539.

50.045.80 VK8RAS/b 0233 569 Es , 0254 579 , 0314 569 , 0401* gone.
50.282 VK4RTL/b 0238 559 Es , 0255 569 Loud , 0317 569, last heard February 14th 2017.
52.342.70 VK4ABP/b 0240 549 Es , last heard February 11th 2017.
50.281 VK4RHT/b 0301 539 Es , 0317 549 , 0323 559 , 0353 549 , last heard February 14th 2017.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0307 549 Es , 0416 539.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0310 S5.

18.076.9 4W/N1YC 0755 569 Timor-Leste , PI21 , 8 South , 3209km.
14.024 4W/N1YC 0845 599 , IOTA OC-148.
14.235 YB3RPS 1142 5x6.
14.019 R1AC 1146 569 , KO59 , Saint Petersburg.
14.227 EY7AD 1226 5x4.

April 5th 2017

F 94 A 20 K 3 Minor G1 Storm SN 75
B5.5

Solar wind 406km/s at 2327z

21.003 KH2BY 0022 549 Guam.
18.079 KH2BY 0035 569.
21.235 JS6SRY 0051 5x4 , Okinawa , 100w to dipole at 45ft , PL24 , 6768km.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0327 439 Es, but mostly 339 , 0342 still 339 , 0835 539 Es.
28.490 VK4VCO/Mobile 0917 5x4 Es , very little information found , only QTH found was Rockhampton ,
but it was
under many metres of water after Tropical Cyclone Debbie , new in my log.

7.163 FO5JV 1122 5x7 , BH52 , 7290km , Papeete.

VK3WE heard 50.282 VK4RTL/b at 0848z 599 Es into grid QF32.

April 6th 2017

F 85 A 10 K 4 0z No Storm SN 37
B2.7 Solar Wind 491km/s at 2340z

33.0Mhz JA data pager between weak to fair.

10M Asian Intruders 0247 , bit better than weak.

14.200 YT1A 1320 5x4.
14.213 RA3DS 1328 5x6.
3.794 YB0KIO 1354 5x7.

April 7th 2017

F 76 A 7 K 3 No Storm SN 38 B 1.6
Solar Wind 452km/s at 0130z

7.166 CU3AC 0831 5x4 , Azores , HM68 , 21390km , 38 North , last heard October 10th 2015 40M LP.
7.178 VI100TRF 0850 5x9 , 100km West of Brisbane , Special Event , Rotarians of Amateur Radio , YL
Op , think it
was VK4SWE.

Another day of poor propagation.

VK7OT heard 50.282 VK4RTL/b at 0238z very faint Es.

April 8th 2017

F 74 A 10 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 4 09z SN
27 A9.4

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 32.79GW at 0755z Solar wind 560km/s at
1250z.

Density 18.0 p/cc > IPS

21.255 P29LL 0048 5x6 , QI30 , 2963km.
21.255 N5MOA 0050 2x2 , barely readable , EM10 , Texas, hardly hearing any North America on 15M phone.
24.891.2 4W/PE7T 0100 569 , PI21 , 3209km.

10M Asian Intruders 0121 , only one heard between weak to fair.
28.015.1 4W/PE7T 0135 549 , felt lucky to have heard this one.

21.280 AH2P 0419 4x3 , QK23 , 13 North , Guam , 5409km , not only are JA's often missing in our
mornings now
on 15M , but even the Central Pacific path can be non-existent now , been having trouble with T88 etc.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0435 between weak to fair.

21.260 DX75BDM 0718 4x3 , Special Event , 75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March , Quezon City ,
PK04 , 14 North.
7.169 LA8QQ/W4 0728 5x4 , South Carolina.
7.169 EA1DLU 0728 5x6 LP.
7.185 EA8DAO 0737 5x5 LP , IL28 , Las Palmas , 28 North , new in my log.
18.145 OM3LK 1202 5x4 , finding 17M mostly closed during our late evenings now.
14.284 OK5T 1230 5x5.
18.133 EY7AD 1235 5x4 , MM58 , 40 North , 10789km.
14.265 OM7LW 1249 5x4.

April 9th 2107

F 73 A 16 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 5 06z K
4 09z No Storm

SN 0 B1.0 Southern Hemisphere Auroral forecast 49.13GW at 0220z and
39.88GW at 1205z.

Solar Wind 563km/s at 2340z

April 10th 2017

F 74 A 18 K 2 Minor G1 Storm SN 13
A7.2

Solar Wind 462km/s at 2328z

10M Asian Intruders 0241 , quite a few S4.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0805 569 Es , 0827549 , and gone 0840z* approx , 0942 339 Es.

April 11th 2017

F 74 A 5 K 4 12z No Storm SN 13
A5.8 Solar Wind 438km/s at 1229z

50.045.80 VK8RAS/b 0421 559 Es , 0453 still 559 , gone 0458z*

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0433 S4.
38.900Mhz BY Radar 0439 S4.

14.220 YJ0YM 0712 5x4 , IOTA OC035 , Efate Island , RH42, 3506km ,17 South.
14.210 T2AT 0717 5x3 , Tuvalu , RI91 , 8 South , 5071km.

10M Asian Intruders 0733 S3.

April 12th 2017

F 75 A 12 K 3 No Storm SN 12 A4.5
Solar Wind 484km/s at 0422z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 27.23GW at 0505z

14.165 R1650M 0741 5x5 , Moscow , Special event.
14.185 R3K 0753 5x4 , Special Event , Energia Mission Control Centre , KO85 , last heard R3K April
12th 2009 ,
30th Anniversary Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous.
7.163 T30TM 1223 4x4.

April 13th 2017

F 71 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 13 A4.7
Solar Wind 418km at 0247z

14.040 R71RRC 0733 559 , IOTA AS071 , AP34 , 11843km , Arakamchechen island , 61 North , excellent
example of
the greyline in action , not been hearing much out of KL7 lately , so to get this far North is good
, KL7 often solid on our
local Sunset.

14.208 YJ0YM 0741 5x6.
7.175 EA1DLU 0746 5x6 LP.
3.793 H44MS 1023 5x7 , QI90 , 3570km.
7.163 VK2FBBB/VK9 1030 5x4 , Norfolk Island , RG30 , 2740km.
3.800 YB9KA 1050 5x5 , OI81 , Mataram , 6 South , near Jakarta , 3713km , noted CQing quite a bit on
80M phone lately.
7.160 R71RRC 1100, bit better than weak , but there !! , IOTA AS071.

73 de David Vitek

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