Log from David Vitek

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

July 5th 2017

Sunrise 2159z Sunset 0746z

F 72 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A9.3
Solar Wind 492km/s at 1014z

14.245 VI4ALARA 0454 5x8 , YL Op , QG62 , SES, Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association , wkg USA.
14.260 V6J 0602 3x3 , IOTA OC226 , new call in my log.

July 6th 2017

F 73 A 3 K 2 No Storm SN 11 A9.0
Solar Wind 310km/s at 0215z.

14.203 VU2RAK 1232 5x4 , UA9SDP 1238 5x4 .
14.195 UT5UGR 1301 5x4 , EU1WW 1302 5x5 , ER4DX 1318 5x4.

July 7th 2017

F 76 A 7 K 3 No Storm SN 16 A8.4
Solar Wind 446km/s at 0224z.

18.140 K2M 0245 5x4 , SES , 20 miles south of Pittsburgh , PA , FN00 , usual call N3TIR.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0523 549 Es , 0555 back in but weak , 0621 539 , 0706 still 549 , 0832 539 , all Es.
28.265 VK4RRC/b 0529 549 Es , 0552 weaker , 0707 539.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0542 weak Es.

Sydney FoEs 0525z 8.39 Mhz , 0625z 8.43 Mhz.
Brisbane FoEs 0525z 5.65Mhz.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0602 weak Es , QG63 , 1665km , gone 0608* , last heard June 17th 2017.
50.130 VK2FAD 0628 59 + 10 Es , QF56 , 1216km , 0640 50.140 5x6 Es.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0620 549 Es , 0648 549, last heard June 26th 2017.
50.289 VK2RSY/b 0633 549 Es , 0645 549 , last heard June 25th 2017.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0815 549 Es , 0835 weak.

Canberra FoEs 0825z 7.14 Mhz

July 8th 2017

F 80 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 25 B1.4
Solar wind 324km/s at 0218z.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0316 539 Es , gone 0340* approx.

14.215 YJ0GA 0342 5x3 , IOTA OC035 , RH42 , Efate Island , 3505km , Op by ZL3GA.
14.187 RY6M 0359 5x5 LP , Rostov on Don , KN97 , 47 North wkg USA , these LP openings often favour
the Caucauses,
from my QTH.

Niue FoEs 0410z 9.10Mhz.
Brisbane 0410z FoEs 0410z 6.67Mhz

The better readings from the Australasian Region.

18.073 YE1AR 0737 549.

July 9th 2017

F 87 A 3 K 5 03z K 4 06z K 5 12z K
4 21z Minor G1 Storm

R1 Flare SN 24 B1.7 Solar Wind 462km/s at 0803z

Density 37.0 p/cc at 0257z , 41.50 p/cc at 0343z > IPS

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 40.20GW at 0335z , 35.80GW at 1020z , 43.27GW at 1305z.

Flare M1.3 at 0319z.

Sunspot AR2665 Largest Sunspot of 2017.

21.026 YJ0GA 0141 549 , IOTA OC035.
14.214 OL7HQ 0157 5x4 LP , JO70 , Praha , 50 North , Czech Radio Club.
14.226 CR6K 0200 5x4 LP , IN50 , 40 North , Portugal.
14.207 EF8R 0212 4x4 Lp , IL28 , Las Palmas , Gran Canaria , AF004 , 28 North , last heard March 6th
2011.
14.161 ED8H 0217 4x3 LP , IL18 , La Palma , new call in my log.
21.042 R0HQ 0224 549 SP , 0405 549 SP , OP21 , 61 North , last heard July 12th 2009 15M Phone.
18.077 TX5EG 0229 569 , BH43 , 7201km.
14.190 ZL3JAS 0242 5x9 , unusually strong.
21.025 BG7BDB 0250 549 , OL69 , Hunan Prov , 35 North , 7602km.
14.250.80 ZF1A 0303 4x4 , IOTA NA016 , EK99 , 19 North , 15745km , new call in my log.
14.024 ZL6HQ 0322 569 , RF70 , New Plymouth , 39 South.
14.281 DA0HQ 0412 5x5 LP , JO50 , 51 North.
14.281 VK9PH 0415 3x3 under DA0HQ , Norfolk Isl , RG30 , 29 South , 2846km, new call in my log.
21.248 R0HQ 0428 4x3 SP.
21.279 DA0HQ 0430 5x5 SP , last heard on 15M phone July 13th 2014.
14.204 TG0AA 0453 5x4, EK44 , Guatemala City , 14 North , 14619km , new call in my log.
7.195 ZL6HQ 0456 4x4.
7.160 OL7HQ 5x4 LP , new band.
21.265 YR0HQ 0511 5x4 SP , KN34 , 44 North , last heard 15M phone July 12th 2015.
7.199 IR4X 0520 5x6 LP , JN54 , 44 North , last heard October 25th 2009 15M phone.
7.132 DA0HQ 0524 4x3 LP , last heard 40M phone July 13th 2003.
14.218 9A0HQ 0529 5x6 LP , JN75 , 45 North.
14.228 EM5HQ 0532 5x4 LP , KO50 , 50 North.
14.270 LY0HQ 0530 5x4 Lp , KO15 , 55 North.
21.215 YT0HQ 0542 3x3 SP , KN04 , 44 North , Beograd.
21.050 HA9A 0552 549 SP , KN08 , 48 North.
21.235 OE0HQ 0559 4x3 SP , JN67 , 48 North , Neudorf , new band.
7.163 EF4HQ 0613 5x4 LP , IN80 , Madrid , 40 North , new band.
7.145 TM0HQ 0616 5x4 LP , JN07 , 47 North.
21.218 VR20C 0620 5x4 , OL62 , 22 North , new call in my log.
21.275 8N4HQ 0647 4x4 , PM64 , 34 North , last heard 15M phone July 1oth 2011.
21.254 R0HQ 0654 5x4.
21.281 DU1EV 0700 5x4 , PK04 , YL Op.
21.263 UT1HQ 0710 4x3 SP , KN99 , 49 North , new log.
21.300 UN1HQ 0713 3x3 SP , MN38 , 48 North.
21.238 R2AA 0720 5x3 , KO85 , 51 North , new band.
21.266 VK2HZM 0725 4x3 , QF56 , 33 South , CQ Europe , but they were having terrible trouble hearing
him , new in my
log.
21.266 YR0HQ 0727 5x4.
21.272 HG0HQ 0729 5x4 SP , JN97 , 47 North , Budapest.

21.262 EF3T 0736 5x3 SP , JN11 , 41 North , 16161km, Spain, new call in my log , as soon as we get
this far West it usually
means the opening is about to finish , also no North Africa heard which is usual/normal , was too
slow on getting to 40M LP
to hear the North Africans , reported 59 into VK3.

21.199 YE0HQ 0743 4x3 , OI33 , 6 South , Jakarta, 4555km.
21.030 SN0HQ 0754 549 , KO02 , 51 North , new mode.
7.177 ZL6HQ 0804 5x6.
7.188 W1AW/2 0808 5x4 , trouble finding a grid for this one.

14.218 R7ET 1305 5x4 , LN04 , 44 North , new call in my log, only other stations were other Russian
QSO's further
down the band , there almost nightly, just chatting don't seem to be Nets.

July 10th 2017

F 91 A 28 K 4 0z K 4 06z Minor G1 Storm
R1 Flare SN 31

B2.1 Solar Wind 588km/s at 0221z , 617km/s at 0436z , 709km/s at 0813z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 33.73GW at 0315z.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0315 539 Es , 0339 339 , 0407 539 , 0435 339 , 0501 539.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0320 549 Es ,QG63 , 0336 weak , 0343* gone, approx.
50.110 VK4HJ 0358 5x4 Es , QG63 , 1670km , last heard February 5th 2017.

14.260 VK5CE/portable 0453 4x3 , IOTA OC228 , Granite Island , PF94 , 71km , won't tell you how
often i've walked
around it !!

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0500 439 Es , 0541 faint Es , 0730 539.

50.110 VK4EK 0518 5x4 Es , 0548 5x6 Es 50.110 , QG36 , 1553km , last heard May 16th 2017.
50.282 VK4RTL/b 0523 549 Es , 0531 559 , 0605 439 , 0729 569 , 0823 539, last heard June 22nd 2017.
50.281 VK4RHT/b 0531 549 , 0557* gone , 0758 weak , 0820 549 , 0830* gone , last heard June 22nd 2017.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0622 549 Es , was not in for long.

52.342.70 VK4ABP/b 0733 439 Es , QG26 , 1395km , last heard June 22nd 2017.

Canberra FoEs 0810z 9.57Mhz.

July 11th 2017

F 95 A 9 K 3 No Storm SN 32 B1.3
Solar Wind 566km/s at 0148z ,

665km/s at 0403z , 621km/s at 1148z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0142 539 Es , 0314 faint Es , 0337 weak , 0403 weak , all Es.

Sydney FoEs 0155z 9.44Mhz.
Hobart FoEs 0150z 8.66Mhz , 0305z 13.30Mhz.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0246 549 Es , 0314 549 , 0412 faint Es.

Brisbane FoEs 0310z 8.90Mhz.

28.264 VK6RWA/b 0358 439 Es ? , F2 ? , last heard February 10th 2017 , checked the Perth ionogram at
0350z FoEs
6.29Mhz , so something over-head at Perth , so most probably Es , but RWA/b was not there for long ,
maybe a brief
F2 peak , interesting anyway. OF78 2126km.

July 12th 2107

F 91 A 8 K 2 No Storm SN 27 B1.3
Solar Wind 539km/s at 0150z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0259 439 Es , did not last.

18.070 KH7XS 0549 569.

14.183 RI1ANC 0552 3x3 Tone A , choppy and distorted , OB31 , 5065km , improved to 4x3 occasionally
, wkg VK7,
was receiving 59+20 in VK7 , last heard on 20M phone may 19th 2014, solar wind still at 516km/s at
0550z. Vostok Base.

7.010 YJ0GA 0948 559 , IOTA OC035 , new band/mode , RH42 , 3505km.

July 13th 2017

F 90 A 4 K 1 Minor R1 Flare SN 43
B1.6

Solar Wind 441km/s at 0213z

Nothing to report.

July 14th 2017

F 92 A 4 K 2 Minor S1 Radiation Storm R1 Flare
SN 55 B1.4

Solar Wind 377km/s at 0244z

Long Duration Flare M2.4 at 0132z > 0358z , peaking at 0209z , HF Fadeout > Micronesia.

14.165 ZS3V 0602 4x3 , wkg VK3.
7.154 HL5FUA 1254 4x4 , IOTA AS045 , PM57 , 37 North , 8061km.

July 15th 2017

F 94 A 4 K 1 Minor S1 Radiation Storm SN 58
B5.6

Solar Wind 350km/s at 0320z.

14.270 W3R 0526 4x3 , EN90 , PA , SES , " Wacom", 40 North, new call in my log.
18.088 BU2AQ 0656 549.

Darwin FoEs 0655z 8.10Mhz.

73 de David Vitek

Adelaide South Australia
GridLlocator PF95
35 South 138 East
SWL Call VK5001SWL

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