Log from David Vitek

Adelaide South Australia
Grid locator PF95
35 South 138 East
ALL TIMES UTC
SWL Call VK5001SWL
SP Shortpath
LP Longpath

May 5th 2017

Sunrise 2132z Sunset 0758z

F 74 A 7 K 4 0z No Storm SN 29 A5.8
Solar Wind 372km/s at 2343z

Density 17.2 cm3 > IPS

18.124 XV9OK 0130 4x3 , OK30 , 10 North , Ho Chi Minh City.
18.124 XE1/N4DMH 0133 5x4 , EK08 , 18 North , 14103km , been awhile since i have heard XE on 17M.
18.080 VK4FW/portable 0215 549 , VKFF-0103 Coalstoun Lakes National Park.
24.950 JA7BXS 0516 5x4 TEP.
18.070 KH7XS 0523 569.
18.150 A25UK 0800 5x4 , SP.

May 6th 2017

F 74 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 31 A6.2
Solar Wind 373km/s at 0204z

14.275 HK4L 0138 5x4 , first time heard on 20M phone.
14.275 E51DLD 0138 5x4.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0145 almost 559 Es , 0205 569 , 0230 549 , 0300 339 , all Es.

14.210 TI2CC 0233 5x5 , CQ Pacific , EJ79 , 14881km, last heard on 20M phone June 13th 2015.
18.080 WH7W 0622 569.
14.235 OT4A 0633 5x4 LP , Belgium.
3.797 NP4A 1010 5x7, Puerto Rico , CQ South Pacific , IOTA NA-099 , last heard 80M phone December
2nd 2016.

May 7th 2017

F 73 A 4 K 3 No Storm SN 26 A4.4
Solar Wind 359km/s at 0100z.

7.187 EA3AKP 0606 5x5 LP.
18.075 LZ1QI 0757 549.

May 8th 2107

F 72 A 8 K 2 No Storm SN 23 A3.6
Solar Wind 382km/s at 1148z

28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0535 439.

14.205 DL1YAF/VK9L 0617 5x6 , Lord Howe Island , IOTA OC-004.

May 9th 2017

F 71 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 11 A3.6
Solar Wind 389km/s at 0017z

Density 27.0 p/cc at 1405z > IPS

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0304 549 Es , 0322 check had gone.

14.183 E51MAS 0550 5x4 YL Op , Holiday Op , Rarotonga.
14.228 RM2D 1328 4x3.

May 10th 2017

F 69 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A3.5
Solar Wind 381km/s at 0118z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0522 339 Es.

14.003 UA3KW 1232 549 , KO91 , 51 North.
14.203 VU2RAK 1239 5x4.
14.258 SO8FH 1249 5x4 , Visitor to Poland.
14.258 UA9LL 1250 5x4.

May 11th 2017

F 69 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A3.4
Solar Wind 413 km/s at 0613z

Density 16.0 p/cc at 0202z > IPS

14.248 UR4MSF 1341 5x4.
14.220 OE1SF 1347 5x4 , near Vienna.

May 12th 2017

F 69 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A 3.5
Solar Wind 426 km/s at 0439z.

14.260 E51DLD 0104 5x4.
14.253 RG4F 0408 5x4 LP.
18.125 T8VE 0146 5x4 , Palau.
14.010 EM90UDK 0613 549 , Ukraine , KN58 , 48 North.
14.014 P29LL 0618 559 , QI30 , 2963km.
14.200 P29VTT 0620 5x6 , 100w to Dipole , near Goroka i think , not sure , new call in the log , VK3 Op.
14.200 VK8GT 0622 5x4 , PH65 , Katherine , 14 South , another new call in the log , 2362km.
18.083 JA1BPA 0804 569 , WWFF , JAFF-0209 , KujuKuri, rare for me to hear a JA National park.
7.170 VI100TRF 1158 5x9.

May 14th 2017

F 70 A 4 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A 4 .2
Solar wind 299km/s at 2340z

Density 21.0 p/cc at 2325z , 40.0 p/cc at 0708z > IPS

14.222 RJ4P 0254 5x5 LP , LO65 , 55 North , 27130km , often only European Russia heard LP.
14.010 RA7A 0309 559 LP.
14.012 RK4FF 0312 559 LP.
14.198 RA7A 0522 5x5 LP.

May 15th 2017

F 71 A 10 K 4 12z K 4 21z No Storm
SN 0 A4.1

Solar Wind 480km/s at 1418z Density 20.0 p/cc at 0222z , 36.0 p/cc at 0658z > IPS.

18.069 V73NS 0307 559 , RJ39 , 5778km.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0505 549 Es , 0530 weak Es , 0600 539 Es, 0708 539 Es , 0730 still there , 0837
between weak
to fair Es.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0508 539 Es , 0527 weak Es , 0550z* gone approx, last heard May 2nd 2017.

May 16th 2017

F 71 A 14 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A3.9
Solar Wind 642km/s at 0248z

18.145 N3ZV 0210 5x4 , VA , uncommon lately to get as far East as VA lately.
18.145 E51DWC 0213 3x3.
18.150 VK2ZF 0256 5x5 , QF55 , 35 South , proved to be a good indicator for Es later in the day ,
1109km.
18.150 W7YO 4x3 , WY , DN52 , 43 North.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0316 549 Es , 0329 559 , 0340 569 , 0429 559 , all Es , QF56 , 1159km.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0320 539 Es , 0452 439 Es , 0540 still there 539 , 0642 549 , 0731 weak Es, QH30 ,
1913km.
28.490 VK2FSAV 0352 5x5 Es , QG61 , 1544km, last heard 10M phone March 31st 2017.

50.288 VK2RHV/b 0358 569 Es , 0424 549 , QF57 , 1222km , last heard March 4th 2017
50.289 VK2RSY/b 0403 579 Es , 0418 569 , QF56 , 1159km , last heard March 4th 2017.
50.110 VK2FAD 0410 5x6 Es , QF56 , 1216km , last heard February 8th 2017.
50.110 VK2VL 0420 5x4 Es , QG60 , 1470km , last heard December 9th 2016.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0430 539 es , 0451 539 Es , QG62 , 1630km , last heard April 5th 2017.

50.120 VK4EK 0436 5x9 Es , QG36 , 1553km , 6EL Yagi at 40ft , last heard January 12th 2017
50.045.80 VK8RAS/b 0618 579 Es , 0726 569 , 0750z* gone, PG66 , 1329km, last heard April 11th 2017.

33.0Mhz JA pager 0624 S5.
38.900Mhz BY Radar 0625 S4 , 0652 S7 solid , bit surprised by the strength of this , no sign of 49.750.

50.282 VK4RTL/b 0638 439 Es.

May 17th 2017

F 72 A 8 K 3 No Storm SN 11 A4.2
Solar Wind 543km/s at 0444z

Density 16.0 p/cc at 0439z > IPS

14.220 ZR6GR 0639 5x3 , KG44 , Pretoria , 25 South , 10059km , new call in the log.
18.130 T8KA 0652 4x3 , Palua , YL Op , 0721 almost 5x4 , new call in the log , along with other T8
heard earlier.
18.073 YE1AR 0705 559 , Java island.
14.210 E51AND 0715 5x5.

May 18th 2017

F 71 A 8 K 4 03z SN 13 A4.8 Solar
wind 445km/s at 2342z

14.165 ZS3V 0607 3x3 , KG01 , 28 South , 10351km , YL Op , new call in the log.

May 19th 2017

F 72 A 11 K 3 No Storm SN 24 A5.4
Solar Wind 424km/s at 0116z.

Density 25.0 p/cc at 0236z

18.145 E51DWC 0217 4x3.
7.157 E51DWC 0845 5x4, BG08 , 6152km.
7.178 HK4L 1149 5x6.

May 20th 2017

F 72 A 11 K 4 03z K 4 06z K 4 09z
No Storm SN 24 A5.0

Solar Wind 656km/s at 0628z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 48.45GW at
0250z , 58.46GW at 0705z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0227 539 Es , 0424 339 Es , back in.
28.490 Unid VK station 0300 5x3 Es.
28.265 VK4RRC/b 0306 539 Es , 0344 339 Es, QG62 , 1630km.
28.490 VK2FSAV 0327 5x3 Es , QG61 , 1544km.
10M Asian Intruders 0351 weak , and just starting , 0518 still weak.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0358 539 Es , 0438 339 Es , 0611 339 Es.
28.490 VK2BY 0408 5x3 Es , 0411 5x4 Es , QF56 , 1126km , new in the log.

18.140 E31A 0443 5x4 SP , Eritrea, KK95 , 15 North , 11752km, last heard Eritrea October 25th 2001
E30NA 17M
phone , and only other log , 9E1C March 22nd 2000 on 15M phone.

50.045.80 VK8RAS/b 0455 439 Es.

28.292.30 NH6HI/b 0519 339.
28.490 BI4VIP 0618 5x5 F2 , OM92 , 31 North , Nanjing , 7703km.
28.490 JA3AMI 0620 5x4 TEP , PM74 , 34 North , 7749km , band closed shortly after.

14.206 BI4VIP 0746 5x4.

73 de David Vitek

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

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