Log from David Vitek

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

June 21st 2017

Sunrise 2158z Sunset 0741z

Winter Solstice Today , Local Sunrise for Adelaide > 7.23am , Midday 12.17pm , Sunset 5.11pm
, local time for Adelaide.

Solstice at 1.54pm local time in Adelaide , or 0424z.

F 74 A 3 K 2 No Storm SN 34 A6.4
Solar Wind 574km/s at 0135z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0455 549 Es peak , 0516* gone.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0640 539 Es.

June 22nd 2017

F 74 A 4 K 3 No Storm SN 35 A5.9
Solar Wind 330km/s at 0225z

Not sure if there was an anomaly in the Solar Wind readings , noted at 796km/s at 0708z and dropped
to 329km/s at
0909z , not sure if the higher readings were just a mistake on the websites that i check , bit unusual.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 31.390GW 0300z , 44.490 GW 0940z.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0353 549 Es , 0525 559 Es.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0444 549 Es , 0502 569 , 0544* gone , QH23 , 2109km, last heard April 4th 2017.
50.282 VK4RTL/b 0447 539 Es , 0501 559 , 05544* gone approx , QH30 , 1913km , last heard May 28th 2017.
52.342.70 VK4ABP/b 0507 439 Es , 0519 559 , QG26 , 1395km , last heard April 4th 2017.

3.799 NP4A 0936 5x6 , 1500w to 4EL Curtain Array, FK68 , 16905km.
7.165 RA0FO 1233 5x6 , QN17 , 47 North, 9088km.
14.012 RG50RW 1248 549 , Rostov , Great Golden Ring of Russia , KO97 , 57 North.
14.210 M1CMR 1309 5x4 , IO93 , Halifax , 53 North , noted because not hearing many out of the UK in
our late evenings.
14.183 PD9Z 1313 5x4 , 1340 5x6 , JO 32 , 52 North.
14.014 R17RUS 1319 569 , KO85 , Sp Event FIFA 2017.
14.016 R17CHL 1325 569 loud , LN04 , 44 North , FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Russia.
14.024 R17MEX 1331 569 , KO59 , 54 North , Confederation Cup 2017 Russia.

VK5XDX 0536z > 50.276 JA9CHI JT65 -25.

June 23rd 2017

F 74 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 23 A5.2
Solar Wind 537km/s at 0146z

Density 17.0 p/cc 0146z > IPS.

IPS > Hobart FoEs 8.240Mhz 0150z.

14.190 OH0Z 1254 5x6 , IOTA EU002 , Aland Island , JP90 , 60 North.
14.168 R17DEU 1303 5x6 , KP50 , 60 North , Saint Petersburg , Confederation Cup 2017.

VK5XDX 1039z > 3.576 LU5VV JT65 -16 , 11071km.

June 24th 2017

F 74 A 5 K 3 No Storm SN 22 A5.1
Solar Wind 393km/s at 0147z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 29.510GW at 0715z.

IPS > Sydney FoEs 0355z 10.0Mhz.
IPS Canberra FoEs 0310z 10.470Mhz , 0410z 9.440Mhz , despite this , nothing heard on 10M , might
have expected the
Sydney 10M beacon , or maybe VK7RAE/b a bit later , but didn't happen.

14.200 A31MM 0425 5x4.

June 25th 2017

F 74 A 9 K 4 09z No Storm SN 28
A4.5 Solar Wind 414km/s at 0235z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 32.410GW at 0625z.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0202 539 Es , 0241 559 , 0335 539 , 0541 539 , 0852 539 , 0926 549 , all Es.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0222 549 Es , 0233* gone approx , 0513 549 , 0552 549 , 0617 539 , all Es.

18.080 R17RUS 0450 569 , LP , 0816 569 18.079 , KO85 , FIFA 2017 " Team Russia"

28.490 0514 , two stations , 5x4 Es , Unid , strongly suspect VK2 !!

50.289 VK2RSY/b 0520 549 Es , 0526* gone , back 0634 539 for 8-10 minutes.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0525 549 , 0526* gone , 0634 back for 8-10 minutes.

18.135 ZS5ZT 0610 5x4, KF59 , 9471km , wkg VK5.
14.165 ZS3V 0614 4x4.
7.135 EE5T 0620 5x5 LP , IM99 , Valencia , 39 North , last heard 20M phone March 1st 2014.
7.075 EA4TD 0627 4x4 LP , IN80 , Madrid , 40 North , new call in my log.
20.469 VMC 0845 Fax Station , Charleville , located in VK4 , S4 , thanks to Tony Mann in Perth VK6
for suggesting
this as a marker station to check propagation.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0907 339 Es.

VK2IUW heard 50.315 VK5RBV/b 0643z 529 Es.

June 26th 2017

F 74 A 11 K 3 No Storm SN 20 A4.6
Solar Wind 610km/s at 1310z.

18.073 B7CRA 0158 549 , IOTA AS143 , Yongxing Island , Paracels , OK66 , 16 North , 6368km.
18.120 W5TG 0216 5x4 , Abilene , TX , EM22 , 32 North , new call in my log , most regular signal
from the USA these
days on 17M is from ARRL code bulletin , in our mornings, a few on SSB , 15M dead as a doornail.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0524 539 Es , 0558 539 , 0636 still in but faint , all Es.
28.490 VK2QV 0601 5x5 Es , 0610 5x6 , QF56 , 1158km , wkg VK7.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0608 539 Es , 0642 439 , and 0646* gone.

50.288 VK2RHV/b 0614 439 Es , in briefly.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0637 339 Es , 0658 439.
28.490 VK2ZMT/Mobile 0640 5x4 Es.
28.490 VK2FSAV 0640 5x3 Es , QG61 , 1561km.

14.215 VK2GZZ/QRP 0655 5x6 Es , 5w, new call as well.

28.490 VK4ARN 0703 5x3 Es , QG62 , 1609km , CQ and QRZ, last heard on 10M phone December 14th 2014.

14.277 RN4HN 1328 5x4.
14.244 R9LI 1333 5x6.

VK5XDX 0550z 50.110 VK2BHO 5x2 Es > QF55 , 1121km.

June 27th 2017

F 74 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 19 A5.2
Solar Wind 530km/s at 0148z.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0226 439 Es.
28.265 VK4RRC/b 0240 439 Es.

18.073 KH0/KW2X 0646 549 , Marianas Islands , QK26 , 5738km , not always open to this part of the
world lately, often
can be weak.
14.249 OH6NVC 1235 5x6 , 6EL mono at 120ft , 1500w.
14.260 UA9FBC 1237 5x5.

June 28th 2017

F 74 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 17 A5.3
Solar Wind 475km/s at 0104z.

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0316 539 Es , 0337 549 , 0407 check, had gone, all Es.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0319 549 Es , 0337 549 , 0507 339 , all Es.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0355 549 Es , 0410 weaker.
28.265 VK4RRC/b 0408 539 Es , 0508 439 Es.

50.024 ZL2WHO/b 0423 559 2Es, on peaks , 0432 569 , RF70 , 3268km , last heard February 12th 2017.
50.110 ZL1AKW 0425 5x5 2Es , 0435 5x6 , 0441 4x4 on 50.130 , RF82 , 3369km , last heard February
10th 2017.

50.110 ZL2WHO 0429 5x5 2Es , RE79 , 3301km , good to hear you Mark , been awhile , last heard
February 3rd 2017,
was getting " Concerned " and " Worried " that ZL wasn't going to be heard this Winter Es Season !!
if not for your
beacon we would be in the dark , about the only clue was the IPS Hobart FoEs at 9.0Mhz before the ZL
6M opening,
also checking that 40.430Mhz Gippsland indicator , but its fairly tough to hear from this QTH ,
thought i might hear it
a bit more often then i do.

50.011 ZL1SIX/b 0445 0445 539 2Es , RF64 , 3198km , last heard February 11th 2017.

ZL1AKW heard 50.315 VK5RBV/b 0309z 519 2Es , 3341km, and VK5XDX 0338z 50.110 519 2Es , 3372km.

June 29th 2017

F 72 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 13 A5.2
Solar Wind 464km/s at 0149z.

Nothing to Report.

June 30th 2017

F 72 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 12 A4.3
Solar Wind 357km/s at 0049z

3.796 ZL4DZ 1434 5x6 , new call in my log.
7.162 EA3BOX 0448 4x3 LP , earliest i have heard him on 40M phone LP, was wkg ZL.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0506 429 Es , 0524 549 , 0540* gone approx , 0705 549 , 0736 weak and 0745* gone ,
all Es.

18.070 KH7XS 0620 549 , only signal on the band , which is not unusual now.
20.469 VMC Fax Station , Charleville , 0629 S7 , with pre-amp two on the R75.

Adelaide PF95 , received the lowest June rainfall in 59 years, 8.6mm , since 1958 when we had 6mm ,
so we just had the
second driest June on record.

July 1st 2017

F 72 A 4 K 3 No Storm SN 11 A3.7
Solar Wind 354km/s at 0142z

Density 16.0 p/cc 0645z > IPS.

14.259 VE5RI 0411 4x3 , DO53 , 53 North , Sask Alta Radio Club , Canada Day , 14416km , thought it
was a fairly rare
prefix for me , so checked , only have six other VE5's in the log , really don't hear that many
Canadian stations these
days, mostly 20M and 40M , mainly in BC , good to hear SK, very much missing VE7MTY/b on 10M ,
please come back!

7.135 T32AZ 0635 4x4 , BJ11 , 7771km.

July 2nd 2017

F 71 A 11 K 5 09z K 4 12z Minor G1 Storm
SN 11 A3.4

Solar Wind 474km/s at 0237z , 511km/s at 1329z, Density 18.0 p/cc at 1033z > IPS.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 50.960GW at 0945z.

CME hit Earth 1700z July 1st.

14.215 ZL3GLB 0336 5x4 , 20M quite empty , nothing heard on 17/15/12/10M SSB/CW.
14.260 K9MWM 0341 5x4 , DM69 , CO , 39 North , HASL 6000ft , only other station noted.
18.073 YE1AR 0458 549 , often on his own on the band.
7.001.50 V6J 1007 569 , IOTA OC226 , DXEP Mokil Island , QJ96 , 6 North , 5064km.
7.005 TX5EG 1015 569 , BH43 , Moorea , 16 South , 7201km.
7.025 3D2AG 1024 549 , RH91 , 4357km.
7.180 K2A 1029 5x6 , FN22 , NY , 13 Colonies , 42 North , 17091km.
7.029 K2M 1051 559 , FN00 , 13 Colonies, 20 miles South of Pittsburgh, PA , 16624km , several others
on the band
at the same time from the Mid-Atlantic States and Rhode Island , but only weak CW from RI noted ,
nothing from SC.

July 3rd 2017

F 71 A 18 K 4 0z Minor G1 Storm SN 11
A3.5

Solar Wind 438km/s at 0131z Density 20.0 p/cc at 0304z > IPS

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0216 549 Es , 0235* gone approx.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0222 549 Es , 0230* gone approx.
28.265 VK4RRC/b 0303 539 Es , 0325* gone.

14.040 V6J 0746 569 , IOTA OC226.
7.160 TX5EG 0809 5x6 , BH43 , IOTA OC067.
7.150 DS3EXX 1307 5x4 , not hearing many HL stations on 40M in our evenings either.
7.145 RA0FO 1345 5x6 wkg USA.

July 4th 2017

F 72 A 5 K 1 Minor R1 Flare SN 0
A6.5 Solar Wind 410km/s 0204z

Flare M1.3 at 1615z , last M Class Flare was April 3rd 2017.

Nothing to report.

73 de David Vitek

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

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