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 16th 2017

Sunrise 2155z Sunset 0752z

F 92 A 4 K 4 09z K 5 12z K 6 15z K
5 18z K 6 21z

Minor S1 Radiation Storm

1200z Minor G1 Storm

1500z Moderate G2 Storm

SN 34 B1.9 Solar Wind 487km/s at 1030z Bz -22 1030z
Density 29.0 p/cc 0620z

Density 39.4 p/cc 0815z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 30.30GW at 0845z ,
55.96GW at 1100z ,

104.60GW at 1345z.

CME from Sunspot AR2665 hit Earth approx 0545z July 16th 2017.

Nothing to Report.

July 17th 2017

F 87 A 41 K 5 0z K 4 06z K 4 09z K
4 12z K 4 15z K 6 18z

Moderate G2 Storm

SN 26 B2.1 Solar Wind 573km/s at 0229z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 47.04GW at 0300z , 37.17GW at 1305z.

7.007 8J100EIC/7 1443 569 , SES.
14.285 G3YYD 1638 5x4 , IO92, 52 North , new log.

July 18th 2017

F 86 A 27 K 3 Moderate G2 Storm SN 13
B2.0

Solar Wind 637km/s at 1440z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 49.01GW at 0325z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0534 569 Es , 0611 539.

50.289 VK2RSY 0537 539 Es , 0544 569 , 0607 329 , last heard July 7th 2017.
50.110 VK2BZE 0540 5x4 Es , QF55 , 1129km , last heard February 8th 2017.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0542 549 Es , 0615 539 , last heard July 7th 2017.
50.110 VK2HC 0544 5x8 Es , QF56 , 1157km , last heard February 5th 2017.

VK2BZE 0508z 50.315 VK5RBV/b 539 Es steady , and 0519z 50.320 VK5VF/b 539 Es.

July 19th 2017

F 78 A 7 K 1 No Storm SN 0 B2.4
Solar Wind 647km/s at 0200z.

Adelaide PF95 , UV Index 3 , up from the usual of UV 2 , 28 days since our Winter Solstice.

7.159 UA4LCH 1456 5x6 , LO44 , 54 North , Ulyanovsk.

Hobart VK7 , FoEs 0205z 9.50Mhz.

July 20th 2017

F 73 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 0 B1.5
Solar Wind 380km/s at 0134z.

Getting used to the lack of Es , no DX during these high speed solar wind events, with low flux and
these constant
disturbances , not much around to hear.

July 21st 2017

F 70 A 7 K 4 03z No Storm SN 0 A8.8
Solar Wind 533km/s at 0040z,

617km/s at 0530z , 710km/s at 0945z , 726km/s at 1305z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 33.35GW at 0140z.

7.136 EA2PY/5 0556 5x4 LP , new log , better than nothing ! , upper HF remains dismal.

July 22nd 2017

F 69 A 14 K 4 09z K 5 12z Minor G1 Storm
SN 0 A4.8

Solar Wind 599km/s at 0201z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 28.52GW at
0615z , 39.016GW 1025z.

7.168 9W2JQD 4x4 , OJ11 , 1 North , Johor , 5446km , new call in my log.
7.155 9W2VGR 1341 3x3 , OJ06 , 4 North , new call in my log.

Niue FoEs 0240z 15.15Mhz.

July 23rd 2017

F 70 A 16 K 3 Minor G1 Storm SN 0
A4.2

Solar Wind 615km/s at 0220z , 613km/s at 1411z , Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast >
38.13GW at 0730z ,

31.37GW at 1445z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0219 439 Es , 0242 539 , and gone 0255* approx.

50.289 VK2RSY/b 0238 329 Es.

18.140 T88GA 0517 5x6 with deep qsb , PJ77 , 7 North , 4705km , JA Op , Koror , 4EL Yagi at 36ft ,
new call in my log.
18.078 T88GA 0524 549.
18.071 KH7XS 0537 439.

You know there is a problem when the geophysical forecast is longer than your log , hihi.

July 24th 2017

F 71 A 14 K 4 0z No Storm SN 0 A5.0
Solar Wind 681km/s at 0211z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 29.58GW at 0211z , 30.26GW at 1350z.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0429 539 Es , QH23 , 2109km , caught tail-end of the opening , 0430* gone , last
heard July 10th 2017.

14.215 VI4ALARA 0454 5x4 , QG62 , YL Op , SES.

July 25th 2017

F 70 A 12 K 4 0z No Storm SN 0 A4.8
Solar Wind 651km/s at 2309z.

18.060 0208 Wiluna VK6 Fax Station , S8 , been practically absent for about 9 days , 0406 S9 +10 ,
presume Es.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0226 539 Es , QG62 , 1630km.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0318 549 Es , 0337 229 Es , and no sign of VK4RTL/b on 10M or 6M, yesterday or
today. Had a look
at G7RAU Es calculator , MUF 50.460Mhz , Centre of Path QG14 , Critical Frequency 9.25Mhz.

Sydney FoEs 0155z 9.61Mhz.
Niue FoEs 0210z 12.82Mhz.
Brisbane FoEs 0210z 9.35Mhz.

July 26th 2017

F 70 A 9 K 4 09z No Storm SN 12
A4.5 Solar wind 638km/s at 0157z

Southern hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 30.66GW at 0240z.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0221 439 Es.
28.262 VK2RSY/b 0236 439 Es.

21.252 0515 Unid JA , all i got was JH1E , surprised to hear JA , 15M is dead most of the time.
14.011 RA17CW 1347 569 , KO81 , 54 North , RCWC Telegraph Marathon 2017, 13748km, new call in my log.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 1416 439 Es , peaking 1418 bit stronger then was soon gone , solar wind 588km/s at
1413z.

July 27th 2017

F 69 A 11 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A3.8
Solar Wind 538km/s at 0132z.

7.019 RJ17CW 1434 549 , MO04 , 54 North , Chelyabinsk , RCWC 2017, 12363km , new call in my log.

73 de David Vitek

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

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