Log from David Vitek

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

April 14th 2017

Sunrise 2115z Sunset 0821z

F 74 A 5 K 4 06z No Storm SN 12 A 
4.8 Solar Wind 446km/s at 2334z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 35.75GW at 0325z

10M Asian Intruders 0243 weak , 0652 some S4.

18.147 3D2AG/portable, 0318 4x3 , Rotuma Island.
18.145 VK1AD/portable 2, 0325 5x5 , SOTA VK2/ST001 , Mount Cowangerong , 1364 Metres , QF44, 1002km.
18.069.40 KH7XS 0351 569 , BK29 , Big Island Contest Club.
14.014.50 RI1ANC 0359 569 , OB31 , 5065km , Vostok Base , Antarctica.
18.155 ZS6BTY 0509 5x5 , KG44 , Pretoria , 10062km , 25 South , last heard June 3rd 2016 on 17M , ZS 
been very
erratic on 17M.
18.155 ZS6UT 0511 5x6 , KG44 , last heard March 25th 2016 on 17M.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0645 , bit better than weak.

7.188 EA5BRE 0706 5x5 LP.
7.185 EA3PT 0708 5x6 LP.
7.170 HI3K 0710 5x4 , IOTA NA096 , FK49 , 16693km , new call in my log, Dominican republic.
7.170 OZ8BV 0711 5x4 LP.
7.157 CT1ISH 0721 5x4 LP , new call in my log.

April 15th 2017

F 73 A 14 K 3 No Storm SN 11 A 4.6 
Solar Wind 359km/s at 2339z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 31.82GW at 0150z.

10M Asian Intruders 0106 S4 , band very busy.

14.292 VI100TRF 0602 5x6.
7.159 EA3BOX 0605 5x6 LP.
7.150 DF2BO 0607 5x6 LP.
7.175 EB2AM 0621 5x4 LP , IN83 , 43 North, last heard March 26th 2011 on 10M Phone.

20M Phone BI8FZD 0820 WAPC Contest , BY7KTO 0821 , BY3MM 0835 , BI4IV , 20M usually empty at 
this time.

18.150 A41KB 0840 weak.
21.300 1218 Radar S9 , no idea where this is from.

17M Phone A41NN 1221 5x6 , UT7LA 1232 weak , I2VZU 1240 5x4 500w 3EL Yagi, JN45 , OP20MDC 1243 5x4,
IZ6HYR 1251 5x4 CQ Asia, F5LIW 1301 5x4 , R5DC 1310 3x3 25 years of National Amateur Radio.

April 16th 2017

F 73 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 11 A4.5 
Solar wind 376km/s at 1218z

21.270 BD3CB 0129 5x4 WAPC Contest.
21.226 BY1AS 0134 5x4 , LSB mode
21.253 BD7MYM 0304 5x4.
14.241 E51DWC 0321 4x3.
18.140 IK5PWJ 0741 4x4 LP , one of the few Europeans to make it on long path , lately.

April 17th 2017

F 75 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A 7.7 
Solar Wind 291km/s at 0311z

18.150 VI100TRF 0453 5x7 , Special Event , Rotarians, ZL3RJ 0453 5x5 , hearing a few ZL's on 17M and 
15M phone.
18.150 VE7SA 0455 4x4 , Vancouver Island , IOTA NA036 , hardly hearing any Canadians on 17M.

10M Asian Intruders 0508 weak.

18.070 8Q7VB 0719 549 Fulidhoo Island , Vaavu Atoll , IOTA AS013 , MJ63 , 8020km.
14.192 KL7HRN 0735 5x6.
7.026.10 T88UW 1045 569 , PJ77 , Koror , 7 North , 4705km.
7.013.50 RI1ANC 1056 559 , Vostok Base, no sign of any disturbance to the signal.
7.163 VX3100 1113 5x5 , Special event , Vimy Centennial , Ontario , EN93 , 16517km , 43 North.

April 18th 2107

F 75 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 0 B1.1 
Solar Wind 325km/s at 2340z

18.165 ZL3OZ 0116 4x4 , been mainly South Island that i have been hearing on 17M.
18.070 KH7XS 0126 549.
18.150 KB2ZVP 0201 5x4 , the only mainland USA heard.

April 19th 2107

F 80 A 7 K 5 06z Minor G1 Storm SN 12 
A 9.7

Solar Wind 416km/s at 0150z Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 37.48GW at 
0755z

21.026 T88TA 0132 549 , PJ77 , Koror , Palau.
18.145 YB0AJZ 0202 5x5 , YB not exactly prolific in our mornings, ZL Op living in Jakarta.
18.145 AH6FX 0236 5x4.

28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0710 549 F2 , 0750 still 549 , 0813 339 right on our local Sunset , last heard 
March 23rd 2017.
10M Asian Intruders 0725 many S4 , 0806 many S6.

21.250 A41NN 0744 5x7 , the only station heard.
29.705Mhz 0758 Rtty , North-West VK , Oil/Gas Rigs , 29.760 0759 data KH6 , 29.825 0800 S4 Rtty 
Nth-West VK ,
29.925 0800 Rtty S4 Nth-West VK Oil/Gas Rigs.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0802 S7 , 0820 S4/5.

21.210 HZ1SM 0826 5x6 , LL47 , 27 North , Aljubial , Eastern Province , 11594km , 15M only open to 
Gulf Area.
18.070 8Q7VB 0832 549.
14.240 TI3/N8JAJ 0835 5x6 , EJ89 , QTH Cartago , 9 North , 14896km , 600w to Hex Beam.
3.799 H44MS 0849 5x6.

April 20th 2017

F 81 A 15 K 5 03 K 6 06 K 4 09 K 5 
12 Moderate G 2 Storm

SN 14 B1.3 Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 51.90GW at 0650z 
, 42.40GW at 1300z.

Solar Wind 591km/s at 1219z , density 20.0 p/cc at 0200z > IPS

20 TEC Units 35 degrees South > 0100z IPS

10M Asian Intruders 0117 S4 band busy , 0500 weak , 0536 S6 band busy.
28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0454 539 F2 , 0538 539, faded but back in 0641 549.
28.200 KH6RS/b 0507 549 F2 , BL10 , 9232km.
28.200 JA2IGY/b 0507 539 TEP , PM84 , 7686km.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0519 S7 , 0612 S9, as strong as i have ever heard this utility , 0723 S3.
34.425Mhz 0525 Asian FMn 5x6 loud.
35.575Mhz 0544 Asian FMn 5x4.
35.475Mhz 0545 Asian FMn 5x5.

28.026 T88TA 0547 549 , PJ77 , 4705km.
28.027/28 0553 JA pile-up 599 , wkg T88.

38.900Mhz BY Radar 0607 S6 loud , just starting , there for quite awhile , faded but back in 0645 S5.

28.021 0654 JA pile-up 569 wkg 3D2AG/portable on Rotuma Island.

10M Asian Intruders 0834 few between weak to fair.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0837 between weak to fair , 0858 weak.

18.125 RA0LMO 0845 5x4 , not hearing many Asiatic Russians on 17M either.
18.140 RT60RT 0849 5x4 , 60th Anniversary Chelyabinsk radio-tech school , MO05 , 55 North , 12376km.

April 21st 2017

F 81 A 30 K 4 18 K 5 21 Moderate G2 Storm 
SN 26 B1.1

Solar Wind 582km/s at 0210z

18.130 AH6FX 0420 5x5 Hawaii , the only USA heard.
14.195 SX20MDC 0759 5x4 , KN11 , MDXC 20th Anniversary , Greece, 41 North.

April 22nd 2017

F 82 A 18 K 5 0 K 5 03 K 6 06 K 5 
09 K 5 12 K 6 15

K 5 18 K 4 21 Moderate G2 Storm SN 39 B1.1 
Solar wind 671km at 0307z

713km at 0527z 729km/s at 1236z

Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere 45.36GW at 0350z, 48.33GW at 0610z , 66.32GW 
at 0940z

14.195 VU2WJ 0128 5x4 , new call in my log.
14.260 SV9CVY 0134 5x3 , 20M is mostly blank in our mornings , surprised to hear these two, hearing 
SV9 at this time
usually indicates a change to winter propagation.

10M Asian intruders 0211 few between weak to fair , 0544 many S4 busy , 0645 many S6.

18.140 HI8RD 0214 5x5 , 0232 5x6 , FK58 , Santo Domingo , 18 North , 16671km , last heard March 3rd 
2017 on 40M
phone.
18.070 8Q7VB 0229 549.
18.145 E51DWC 0233 4x3 , BG08 , 6152km.
18.135 HI8SMX 0236 5x4 , FK58 , new call in my log.
18.145 K5AW 0241 5x4 , K6MTS 0242 weak CA , then band faded to USA.
18.145 ZL2RO 5x4.
18.095.50 HP1AVS/b 0256 549 F2 , 0344 still 539 , 0400 still there but weak , FJ09 , 15223km , 2.5w 
to Inverted " V "
18.110 YV5B/b 0312 439 F2 , FK60 , Caracas , 10 North , 16267km
18.140 ZL2AJ 0349 5x6.
14.255 HI8RD 0352 5x4 , FK58.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0543 S6 , 0614 S6 loud , 0714 S4.

7.154 EA5CTE 0601 5x4 LP.
7.157 DF2BO 0601 5x5 LP.

34.575Mhz 0620 Asian FMn 5x4.
29.825Mhz 0627 Rtty S4 Oil/Gas Rigs North-West VK , only one audible.
28.490 9W6EZ 0636 4x3 F2 , Borneo , OJ85 , 1 North , 5103km.

7.185 MW0VOW 0708 5x4 LP.
7.173 VK5CE/7 0854 5x9 , IOTA OC233 , Bruny Island , 43 South , 1193km , 1/4 wave vertical.

73 de David Vitek

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

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