Log from David Vitek

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

July 28th 2017

Sunrise 2148z Sunset 0800z

F 68 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A3.9
Solar Wind 476km/s at 0714z.

14.218 VI4ALARA 0401 5x4 , SES , QG62 , 1555km , YL Op , usual call VK4SWE.

July 29th 2017

F 70 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A3.7
Solar Wind 434km/s at 0311z.

Norfolk Island FoEs 0325z 14.740Mhz.

18.078 T88GA 0457 549 , PJ77 , 4718km.
3.522 T88GA 1100 579 Rtty , new band/mode.
7.136 9M6IH 1400 5x4 , OJ85 , 5041km , 5 North , IOTA OC088 , Sabah , new call in my log.
7.135 9M6SDX 1419 4x3 , OJ85 , 5103km, 5 North , Borneo , Amateur Radio Club Kota Kinabalu , last
heard on 10m SSB
March 27th 2011.

July 30th 2017

F 70 A 4 K 2 No Storm SN 12 A4.0
Solar Wind 414km/s at 0227z

14.240 A31MM 0347 5x4 , AG28 , 4751km , IOTA OC049.
14.024 TX5EG 0400 549 , CI00 , 8700km , Marquesas Island , IOTA OC027.
21.024 RT0F 0409 559 , IOTA AS018 , 9074km, new band/mode.
21.034 JA6GCE 0414 549 , IOTA AS077.
21.042.60 JA6LCJ 0422 549 IOTA AS012.
14.215 5B4AIF 0428 5x4 LP , IOTA AS004.
14.215 VI4SC50 0429 5x4 , QG63 , SES , Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club, new call in my log.
14.032 KH6Y 0443 549 , BL01 , 9155km , IOTA OC019.
14.232 BD7YK 0455 4x4 , IOTA AS094 , Hainan island , OK59 , 6776km , new band/mode, and new call in
my log.
7.148 EA3CCN 0622 5x4 LP , JN11 , 41 North , new band.
7.184 P40X 0628 4x4 , IOTA SA036 , FK42 , Aruba , 12 North , 16217km, new call in my log.
14.260 G2L 0637 4x3 , JO01 , 51 North , IOTA EU005, SES , new call in my log
14.217 EI7M 0647 5x3 , IOTA EU115 , IO51 , Cork , 51 North.
14.010 YB8RW 0702 569 , PJ21 , 1 North , 4264km , IOTA OC146.
7.168 EI9E 0712 4x4 , IO51, IOTA EU115 , Cork.
14.018.10 BY4JN 0721 549 , IOTA AS150 Lingshan Island , PM05 , 8012km , new band/mode, new call in
my log.
14.027 JR6AG 0733 559 , PL36 , IOTA AS024 , Okinawa , 26 North, new call in my log.
7.144 AA4V 0740 5x4 , IOTA NA110 , Isle of Palms , FM02 , 16501km , new band/mode , near Charleston SC.
14.266 JA8COE 0752 5x4 , IOTA AS078.
14.279 JA3AOP 0918 5x5 , IOTA AS117.
7.002.80 JA6GCE 0928 559 , IOTA AS077 , new band/mode.
7.166 JA3AOP 0936 5x5 , IOTA AS117 , new band/mode.
7.190 YG7SPN 0939 5x6 IOTA OC088 , Kalimantan.
7.160 YD8CPZ 0945 5x5 IOTA OC146, Sulawesi.
7.170 RT0F 1015 5x7 , IOTA AS018.
7.160 YB9YBB 1201 5x4 , IOTA OC034 , Nabire.

Well that was my IOTA effort , the lack of European LP on 20M and 40M , and barely any North
Americans on 20M
and 40m just about put an end to it , not hearing very much IOTA activity/propagation to
Nth/Central/Sth America is
fairly normal for this QTH !! , have to be one of the poorer contests that i have heard propagation
wise for some time.
Enjoyed it anyway , thats the main thing, before i forget 15M was open for CW , but not a hint of
SSB , despite continual
checks , not one station heard on phone, 17M very empty as well , just lousy propagation, always
next year.

July 31st 2017

F 70 A 4 K 1 No Storm SN 11 A4.6
Solar Wind 788km/s at 0351z.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0318 549 Es , 0328 569 , 0336 569 Es Loud, which has not been the case lately , 0402
still 569 , gone
0420* approx.

August 1st 2017

F 72 A 3 K 3 No Storm SN 0 A7.4
Solar Wind 0127z.

Density 26.0 p/cc at 0649z > IPS.

21.029 YB72RI/9 0256 569 Rtty , SES , 72nd Anniversary Republic of Indonesia.
14.012.50 YB72RI/8 0311 549, Multiple Txer sites for each call area , could not find any grids ,
could but didnt.
18.070 KH7XS 0620 549 , semi regular here.
18.090 YB72RI/1 0623 569.
14.017 YB72RI/1 0654 543 , rough sounding.
14.217 YB72RI/7 0858 5x3.

August 2nd 2017

F 74 A 6 K 2 No Storm SN 0 A7.4
Solar Wind 425km/s at 0145z

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0329 439 Es , 0348 439 , 0424 faint , 0451 weak , 0500* gone.

14.242 VI4ALARA 0418 5x4.
14.242 TI3 , suffix not heard , Costa Rica , 2x2 , Op Roberto.
14.005 YB72RI/1 0649 559, SES , been so many on air , that i stopped logging them, after awhile !!

August 3rd 2017

F 74 A 5 K 4 18z K 4 21z No Storm SN 12
A6.5

Solar Wind 374km/s at 0133z.

7.014 CT8/DL8MLD 0636 549 LP , Azores , Flores island , HM49 , IOTA EU089.
18.107.60 YB72RI/1 0824 549 Rtty.
18.110.90 YB72RI/0 0830 549 Rtty.
7.005 TX5EG 0849 559 , CI00 , 8729km , IOTA OC027 , new band/mode , Marquesas.
3.507 TX5EG 0857 549 , Marquesas , new band/mode.

August 4th 2017

F 75 A 12 K 4 0z K 4 06z K 4 09z K
4 12z K 4 15z K 4 18z

No Storm SN 13 A6.1 Solar Wind 699km/s at 1308z, 0949z
Bz -14

Southern Hemisphere Auroral forecast > 66.22 at 1205z.

Density 47.1 p/cc > IPS

18.087 YB72RI/8 0242 559.
14.007 YB72RI/1 0255 549.
18.125 YB72RI/8 0623 very weak.
14.183 9M6LS 0626 5x5 , Kota Kinabalu, ANZA Net.
14.005 TX5EG 0646 549 , Marquesas.
14.210 YB72RI/3 1019 5x5, UA0ADX 1017 4x3 , RW9HSB 1026 5x4 , R2DA 1028 5x5.
14.165 YB72RI/4 1036 3x3.
7.165 9W2SAF 1039 5x5 , OJ05 , 5 North , 5930km , new call in my log.
14.222 XV2A 1043 4x3 , OK30 , 10 North , 6074km , Ho Chi Minh City.
14.222 UB9USB 1043 5x4 , 1123 5x5 on 14.250.
7.125 YB72RI/6 1058 5x9.
3.796 HP3AK 1115 5x4 , EJ88 , 14938km.
14.220 GB5RC 1412 5x4 , SES , Radio Caroline , JO01 , 51 North , MV Ross Revenge , 16185km , North Sea.

August 5th 2017

F 74 A 23 K 4 06z No Storm SN 13
A5.2 Solar Wind 751km/s at 0906z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast 38.19GW at 0810z.

7.171 P40X 0847 5x6 , Aruba.
7.159 P29LL 1110 5x5.
14.182 OR7R 1358 4x3 , JO20 , European HF Contest, new call in my log.
14.222 S500R 1404 5x4 , JN86 , new call in my log, Slovenia.

August 6th 2017

F 74 A 16 K 4 12z No Storm SN 13
A5.4 Solar Wind 686km/s at 0656z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 36.79GW at 0935z.

14.200 YB72RI/7 0328 5x4.
14.250 FK8GU 0331 5x4 , new call in my log.
14.011 YB72RI/4 0404 549.
7.131 G4AIR 0616 5x3 LP , IO70 , wkg VK , last heard 40M phone May 20th 2008.
7.160 EA2KV 0622 4x3 LP , new band.
14.245 YB72RI/3 0710 4x3.

August 7th 2017

F 74 A 13 K 2 No Storm SN 13 A5.3
Solar Wind 555km/s at 0137z.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0142 weak Es , 0601 539 Es.
28.267 VK7RAE/b 0240 faint Es , 0254 549.

18.060 VMW Wiluna , VK6 Fax Txer , 0306 , 59+10 Es , PG03CJ , 26 South , 1981km.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0339 weak Es , 0411 549.

50.289 VK2RSY/b 0343 weak Es , 0358 559 , 0409 569 , 0429* gone, last heard July 23rd 2017.
50.110 VK2HC 0353 5x7 Es , QF56 , 1157km , last heard July 18th 2017.
50.288 VK2RHV/b 0358 549 Es , 0419 559 , 0442 very weak , last heard July 18th 2017.

Canberra FoEs 0355z 13.290Mhz.

VK2ZQ heard 50.304 VK6RSX/b 0430z 539 2Es , QF55>OG89 , 3684km.

50.284 VK4RSC/b 0604 539 Es , 0624 439 , QG63 , 1665km , last heard July 10th 2017.
50.110 VK4WTN 0609 5x4 Es , QG64 , 1747km , last heard May 31st 2017.
50.110 VK4HJ 0644 5x4 Es , QG63 , 1670km, last heard July 10th 2017.
52.100 VK4MIL 0705 very weak Es , QG62 , 1595km , last heard January 31 2016, only the second log on 6M.

73 de David Vitek

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

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