Log from David Vitek

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

August 19th 2017

Sunrise 2127z Sunset 0816z

F 80 A 21 K 5 03z K 4 06z K 5 09z K
4 12z K 4 15z K 5 18z

Minor G1 Storm SN 41 B1.3 Solar Wind 581km/s at 0139z ,
636km/s at 0604z , 695km/s at 1025z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 48.150GW at 0220z , > 48.570GW at 0915z.

14.170 VK8RR/portable 0147 5x6 , Tanami Desert , Central Australia.
14.150 VK4CQR 0404 5x6 , Sea Hill Lighthouse , AU0059.
14.197 E51GHS 0405 5x4 , new call in my log.
7.155 OZ8BV 0651 5x4 LP , JO55.
7.128 VK3OLS 0657 5x6 , Cape Otway Lightstation , AU0011. , QF11 , 657km.
7.182 E51AND 0706 5x4 , BG08 , 6152km.

7.089 VK5/EA2DCA/portable 0711 5x8, SOTA , Mount Lofty , VK5/SE005 , 727 metres , PF95 , 15km , a
rarity to hear a
EA station from our local peak , wkg EA land LP , but i could not hear the stations that they were wkg.

7.089 VK5/EA2DNO/portable 0721 5x9 , YL Op , Mount Lofty.
7.165 ZL2SEA 0736 5x5 ,Katiki Point Lighthouse , NZ0024 , RE54 , 2961km , 45 South.
7.170 ZL2AB 0752 5x4 , Cape Egmont LH , NZ0003 , RF60 , 3148km.
7.162 VK2HBG/portable 0831 5x7 , Warden Head LH , AU0035 , QF54 , 1134km.
14.218 4E1ADW 0931 5x6 , PK04 , Philippines, home call 9V1HG.
14.160 RW0A 0943 4x3 , NO65 , Krasnoyarsk , Central Siberia DX Club.
3.620 VK2HBG/portable 1001 5x4 Warden Head LH , AU0035.
3.620 ZL2AB 1001 5x6 , Cape Egmont LH , NZ0003.
3.620 VK5CJ 1003 5x6 , Cape Jaffa LH , AU0007 , PF93 , 241km.
3.610 VK2EP 1025 5x6 , Smoky Cape LH , AU0031 , QF69 , 1433km, 30 South.
14.164 8S0C 1353 5x4 , JO99 , 59 North , new call in my log, and 20M well open to European Russia.

14.190 9M4LHB 1421 4x3 , Altinsburg Lighthouse , MY0005 , OJ03 , 5762km , thought i might have had a
chance of
some European Lighthouses , but nothing heard on 20m , also tried for North American LH SP on 40
Metres , but again ,
nothing heard , usually only hear anything from the USA from the North Western States , ie Oregon ,
as for the rest of
the world , mostly hear very little year in year out , even the Australian totals were down by at
least half this year ,
propagation was very ordinary , and nothing from VK6 this year which is unusual, but totals down
from every VK State.

VK5XDX 0605z reports VK4/b on 10m , weak Es , but didn't say which one !

August 20th 2017

F 87 A 31 K 4 0z K 5 03z K 5 06z
Minor G1 Storm R1 Flare SN 33

B3.3 Solar Wind 745km/s at 1445z , 743km/s at 0217z , 777km/s at 0602z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 56.09GW at 0300z.

Flare M1.2 0152z , HF fadeout > Micronesia.

Last M Flare July 14th 2017.

14.190 ES6RW 1450 5x4 , KO37 , Tartu , 53 North.
14.195 VK4BW 0218 5x4 , Burnett Heads LH , Bundaberg , AU0004 , QG65 , 1747km.
7.105 VK3WND 0249 5x9 , Cape Shanck LH , AU0012 , QF21 , 685km.
14.224 YJ0ST 0454 5x4 , RH34 , 15 South , 3570km , new call in my log.
7.170 VK2/GW0VML 0635 4x4 , Cape Nelson LH , AU0055 , QF67 , 1280km.
14.000.40 NL6/AA7CH 0704 549 , IOTA NA157 , BO79 , 12618km, Alaska, 59 North.

VK8AW heard 50.066 VK6RPH/b 0336z 529 Es , PH57 > OF88 , 2649km

August 21st 2017

F 86 A 22 K 3 Minor G1 Storm R1 Flare
SN 44 B3.3

Solar Wind 680km/s at 0247z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 31.90GW at
0905z.

Flare C9.4 at 1939z.

14.269 W7O 0500 5x4 , 0522 5x6 , 0716 5x6 , SES , Solar Eclipse , Salem , OR , CN84 , 13241km ,
despite a
thorough search for other Solar eclipse stations , this was the only one heard , concentrated on 40M
evening SP but
nothing heard , 20M also proved fruitless, won't blame it on the Eclipse !!

14.005.90 A35JP/portable 0753 549 , IOTA OC191 , AH34 , 21 South , 5037km.
7.003.50 V73NS 0804 569 , RJ39 , 5778km.
7.147 9M2RS 1238 3x3 , OJ03 , Kuala Lumpur , new band.

August 22nd 2017

F 87 A 10 K 6 03z K 5 06z Moderate G2 Storm
SN 43 B2.6

Solar Wind 616km/s at 0638z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 61.51GW at
0355z

14.257 ES5G 1445 5x6 , KO38 , 58 North , club call.
7.113 UA6JCM 1453 5x6 , LN23 , Northern Caucauses.
14.195 FT3YL 0318 4x4 , QC03 , 3523km , Antarctica , Dumont D'urville, Tone A , choppy disturbed
audio , 0344 weak.
7.165 VK3/GW0VML 0710 5x6 , Cape Otway Lightstation , AU0011, QF11, 619km.
7.160 KL7KK 0714 3x3 , AP90 , 60 north , new band.
14.0011 TX5EG 0728 549 , IOTA OC049 , Morea Island , BH43 , 7204km.
14.195 LA2FKA 1344 5x6

August 23rd 2017

F 90 A 22 K 4 06z K 4 09z K 5 15z K
4 18z K 5 21z

Moderate G2 Storm SN 48 B1.7 Solar Wind 480km/s at 0144z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 41.910GW at 0230z , 56.060GW at 1310z.

14.283 DL7BC 1630 5x4.
14.218 EI4IT 1633 5x4.
14.198 EA3EW 4x3.

14.041.40 NL6/AA7CH 0530 549 , IOTA NA157.

August 24th 2017

F 85 A 25 K 3 Minor G1 Storm SN 40
B1.1

Solar Wind 441km/s at 0250z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 39.150GW at 0755z.

14.200 E51GHS 0527 5x4.

August 25th 2017

F 79 A 11 K 2 No Storm SN 43 Solar
Wind 349km/s at 0146z.

Nothing to Report , Background flux not found at NOAA site , daily solar data.

August 26th 2017

F 81 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 39 B1.2
Solar Wind 345km/s at 0249z

Local UV Index 5 > PF95 Adelaide , first reading of UV5 coming out of winter.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 0244 weak Es , 0306 weak Es.

14.244 NH6Y 0620 4x4 Hawaii QSO party.
14.266 NH7NJ 0630 4x4 , only phone DX on 20M.
7.130 YB348P 1031 4x3 , SES , 348th Anniversary of Padang City , OI09 , 0.94 South , 5463km.
7.136 9M6KMB 1325 4x4 , new call , nothing found on QRZ.

August 27th 2017

F 78 A 5 K 3 No Storm SN 35 B1.1
Solar Wind 353km/s at 0256z.

14.195 VI4ALARA 0318 5x6, QG62.
14.280 NH6JC 0332 4x2 Hawaii QSO Party.

Darwin FoEs 0220z > 12.0Mhz.

August 28th 2017

F 78 A 10 K 3 No Storm SN 22 B1.1
Solar Wind 493km/s at 0244z,

752km/s at 0719z , 837km/s at 1150z , Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 33.80GW at 0335z ,

35.25GW at 0755z , 72.74GW at 1210z.

7.035 V63KS 1214 Rtty 569 , QJ57 , Chuuk , 7 North , 4897km.
7.003 9M60MK 1222 549 , SES , 60th Malaysia Independence day , OJ06 , 6 north , 6065km.
7.011 P29LL 1240 559.
14.210 SM0MPV/0 1424 5x4.

VK5XDX heard 28.264 VK6RPH/b , no time or signal report, Es prop.

Townsville FoEs 0245z > 11.0Mhz

August 29th 2017

F 82 A 4 K 4 21z No Storm SN 17
B2.0 Solar wind 327km/s at 2234km

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 36.94GW at 0040z.

7.155 9M60MB 1726 5x4 , SES , 60th anniversary Malaysia Independence Day, OJ03 , 3 North.
7.155 ON6SM 1728 4x4.
14.260 VI4SC50 0445 5x4 , SES , 50th anniversary Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club.
20.469 VMC Charleville , 0453 , S4 , VK4 Fax Station , QG33 , 1201km , 26 South same as VMW Wiluna VK6.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0712 weak Es , 0725 549 Es , 0912 weak Es.

7.014 YJ0AT 0931 559 , RH42 , 3583km , 17 South , Efate , new call in my log.
14.187 RJ9U 1252 5x6 , NO34 , near Novosibirsk.
14.195 VR20XNL 1329 5x3 , OL72 , SES , 20th anniversary HKSAR , 22 North , 200w to dipole, 6848km .

VK5XDX heard 50.057 VK7RAE/b 569 Es 0558z , and wkg VK7DX 50.110 5x9 Es 0616z , PF95 > QE37 1091km.

August 30th 2017

F 84 A 10 K 3 No Storm SN 35 B2.2
Solar Wind 392km/s at 0149z

14.210 BV0FISU 1412 5x4 , SES , YL Op , 29th Summer Universaide , Taipei , PL05 , 25 North , 6878km.
14.240 OH1NX 1421 5x4.

Learmouth FoEs 0510z > 10.80Mhz.

73 de David Vitek

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

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