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 31st 2017

Sunrise 2112z Sunset 0824z

F 87 A 5 K 5 09z K 5 12z K 5 15z K 4
18z K 4 21z

Minor G1 Storm SN 42 B1.9 Solar Wind 373km/s at 0320z
, 706km/s at 1231z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 71.40GW at 1255z , Density 19.0 p/cc at 0416z > IPS.

20M Phone RM2D 1432 5x4 , R6DR 1436 weaker , RZ3OC 1439 , SP5APW 1442 , usual opening to
European Russia.

7.145 F5BDY 0653 4x4 LP , wkg VK7.

Niue F0Es 0130z trace out to 21Mhz !!

September 1st 2017

F 92 A 31 K 4 03z K 4 12z K 4 15z Minor G1
Storm SN 59

B1.8 Solar Wind 569km/s at 0627z , 654km/s at 1241z .

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 33.47GW at 0145z , 48.21GW at 1325z.

14.200 DF2BO 1538 5x9 , 7EL Mono on 18 metre boom.
14.190 IU4HMP 1545 5x4.
18.099 V63KS 0645 549 Rtty , QJ57 , 4897km , wkg JA.
7.170 RL5G/0 1125 5x4 , PN53 , Vladivostock .
7.130 HK4L 1152 5x5 , FJ26 , 15258km , Medellin.

5.045 Ozy Radio 1210 5x9 , Nx pgrm , Feature story Nx Network promo Washington DC , Mx 1213z , 500w ,
QTH Razorback NSW , near Camden 45km South West of Sydney , testing since August 28th 2017 ,
reported using
an Inverted V.

7.050 BG9DIW 1227 5x4 , ON80 , Xian City , 8634km.

September 2nd 2017

F 93 A 19 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 5 06z K
5 09z Minor G1 Storm

SN 62 B2.4 Solar Wind 640km/s at 1537z , 625km/s at 0156z .

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 44.89GW at 0545z , Density 16.0 p/cc at 0501z > IPS.

7.158 A92AA 1544 5x4 , LL56 , 11458km , Bahrain , 26 North, new call in my log.
7.158 SV0GU 1544 5x4 , JN48 , 39 North , don't often hear Greece on 40M, new call.
7.158 9A7Z 1549 5x4, last in the log November 4th 1999.
7.158 A61M 1554 5x7 , LL75 , UAE , 25 North , 10993km, new call.
7.158 9K2KH 1555 5x6 , 1200w , LL39 , 11859km, new call.
7.111 IQ3TS 1606 5x5 , SES , ARI 90 years Award , Trieste , JN65.
21.234 KH2E 0527 4x3 , Guam , QK23 , 5403km , wasn't there for long, then gone , 15M prop very ordinary.
14.242 RU9I 1301 5x4.
14.205 RJ4P 1313 5x6 , LO45.
14.160 OH0Z 1324 5x4 , JP90 , IOTA EU002 , Aland Island.
7.167 9W6DLD 1338 5x4.
14.214 RL4A 1348 5x5

Most heard in the All Asia Contest.

September 3rd 2017

F 100 A 26 K 3 Minor G 1 Storm SN 71 B2.3

Solar Wind 543km/s at 0200z , Density 16.0 p/cc 0620z > IPS.

21.200 RJ4P 0628 5x4 , LO45 , 13143km , AA Contest.
21.245 R4SAD 0635 5x4.
21.273 YT6T 0639 5x4 , KN05 , 45 North , North Senta Radio Club , Serbia.
21.205 YC7JCS 0649 4x4 , OI76 , South Borneo , 3 South , 4248km.
21.208 DS3EXX 0658 5x6 , PM36 , also open to JA 5x6.
21.283 UA4LCH 0700 5x4 , LO44 , 13085km , new band for this call.
21.240 E28AD 0707 4x4 , NK98 , Club Station , Changmai , 18 North , 7266km.

Radar active on 15M 0713 S9 , not heard in awhile.

7.150 EA8LS 0719 5x4 LP , IL18 , Tenerife Island , 28 North, 22539km, last heard 40M August 22nd 2010.
21.221 BI4WXD 0731 3x3.
18.060 VMW Fax Txer , Wiluna , VK6 , 0737 S9.
21.252 BH1MCB 0748 5x4 , OM89 , Beijing, 39 North , 8603km.
21.210 RV3FF 0752 4x3 , KO85 , Moscow.
7.113 9W6MUL 1124 5x4 , new call.
7.110 V63KS 1125 5x6 , Truk islands.
3.799 RL5G/0 1131 4x4.
3.791.40 V63KS 1136 5x6 , IOTA OC011.
7.169 E28AD 1151 5x7 , NK98.
7.135 9W2SAF 1158 5x6.
7.171 RD0L 1203 5x7 , PN53 , Vladivostock , new band.
7.182 8N1NIT 1214 5x6 , PM96 , Nippon Institute Technology radio Club 50th anniversary, new call.
7.165 UI0L 1351 5x7 , PN53 , Vladivostock Contest Club, new call.
7.136 RJ4P 1400 5x7.
7.138 9W2JMW 1405 4x3 , new call.
14.187 OH2BV 1423 5x4 , 20M SSB just opened.
14.237 BG8TFN 1427 4x4.

September 4th 2017

F 120 A 9 K 4 03z K 4 21z Moderate R2 Flare
SN 96 B3.3

Solar Wind 484km/s at 0211z density 16.0 p/cc at 0211z > IPS.

Flare M1.3 0549z.

10M Asian intruders 0208z , band quite busy , between weak to fair.
28.268 VK8VF/b 0214 , in for about 10-15 minutes , F2 , between weak to fair , last heard May 28th
2017, PH57 , 2614km.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0310 439 F2 , QH30 , 1913km, last heard July 7th 2017.

33.0Mhz JA pager 0823 S4/5 TEP. , 0855 S3 , last heard end of our Autumn 2017 , don't log it , but
should, only in my
paper log , not my electronic one , WINLOG32.
30.0Mhz OTHR 0842 between weak to fair.

September 5th 2017

F 140 A 18 K 5 0z K 4 03z Moderate G1 Storm
S2 Radiation Storm R2 Flare

SN 122 C1.6 Solar Wind 616km/s at 0140z.

Seems the earlier SFI was downgraded from 183 to 140.

Flare M1.5 1531z
Flare M1.0 1822z
Flare M5.5 2033z , HF Fadeout > USA , Hawaii , South east Pacific , Polynesia.
Flare C9.8 0035z
Flare M4.2 0108z , HF Fadeout > Eastern Australia , Northern Australia , Hawaii , Micronesia.
Flare M1.0 0351z , HF Fadeout > South East Asia.
Flare M3.2 0453z , HF Fadeout > Western Australia , Northern Australia , South East Asia ,
China , India , Indian Ocean.
Flare M3.8 0640z , HF Fadeout > South East Asia , China , India , Indian Ocean.

14.195 A61FK 1440 5x3.

10M Asian Intruders 0310 between weak to fair.
33.0Mhz JA pager 0324 S5.

18.060 VMW Fax Txer , VK6 , 0404 S9.
14.211 YJ0ST 0425 faint F2.
14.225 9A7RA 0546 5x6 loud LP , at least European LP survived !!
14.260 SM7EHU 0551 very weak LP.
21.245 JH2UZR 0710 5x4 CQ , often on his own on 15M.
7.145 VK8VWA 1219 4x4 , PH57 Darwin , new call in my log.

September 6th 2017

F 121 A 12 K 3 STRONG S2 Radiation Storm
R3 Flare SN 122

C1.2 Solar Wind 475km/s at 0142z.

Flare M2.3 1744z , HF Fadeout > Central America , USA.
Flare X2.2 0910z , HF Fadeout > India , Indian Ocean , Southern Africa , South Africa ( RSA ) ,
Central Africa ,
North Africa , Europe , Western Russia.
Flare X9.3 1202z , HF Fadeout , for some reason not in my notebook , think i got distracted by
the Magnitude of it !!

14.205 P29LL 1505 5x4 wkg Europe.
14.240 ON5JY 1508 5x4.
14.195 SP2Y 1511 5x4 CQ Asia.
14.240 R9CC 1516 5x4.
14.240 RN5A 5x4 , Moscow.
7.156 FK4RD 1017 5x7.
14.215 A41NN 1352 5x4.

14.295 1356 Radio Taiwan Intruder ? YL talk , seems low modulation , much better than usual , no
sign of PRC jammer,
other possibility is Tajik Radio , had the carrier most nights for months , nearly always there ,
when i check, don't think
this one is a harmonic , could not find much recent news on this either.

14.194 RU3GF 1425 5x6 loud.
14.195 OH6JJ 1429 5x4, KP12 , 62 North , 300km North of Helsinki.

September 7th 2017

F 133 A 11 K 4 0z K 4 06z K 4 09z K
4 12z STRONG

S2 Radiation Storm R3 Flare SN 79 C1.9 Solar
wind peaked at 666km/s at 1156z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 37.50GW at 0605z , Density 25.0 p/cc at 0042z > IPS

Flare M1.0 1731z
Flare M1.4 1930z
Flare M1.2 2339z
Flare M2.5 0502z , HF Fadeout > Northern Australia , South East Asia , China , India , Indian Ocean.
Flare M1.5 0954z
Flare M7.4 1015z , HF Fadeout > Indian Ocean , Southern Africa , South Africa ( RSA ) , Central
Africa , North Africa ,
Europe , Western Russia.

The X9.3 Flare September 6th 2017 was the 14th biggest Flare since 1976 , and the largest since an
X10 October 10th
2003 , this was the strongest Flare of Cycle 24.

14.190 RN3QN 1433 5x5.
14.227 VK3TJK 1442 5x3 , unusual to hear a VK3 at 00.12am my time ( PF95 )
14.227 G3YYD 1444 5x3 , IO92 , 52 North.
14.235 DL8BFV 1446 5x5.
14.263 OV1RR 1653 5x3 , SES , Ringsted Radiomuseum , JO55 , 55 North.
14.242 F4AVX 1659 5x4.

28.244 WA6APQ/b 0052 229 F2 , last heard May 28th 2017.
10M Asian intruders 0058 weak to fair , many of them.
29.870 0020 S4 Oil/Gas Rigs North West VK , 28.825 0020 weaker , 29.925 0123 weak to fair.

18.060 VMW Wiluna Fax Txer VK6 0212 59+10.
14.227 E51DLD 0401 weak to fair.
14.203 HG2DX 0549 5x6 loud CQ VK/ZL , best on the band.
14.218 VK8BN 0837 4x4 , Darwin , infrequently heard.
14.210 VU2RBI 1217 5x5 , popular freq for VU stations.
3.796 VK8GM 1227 59+10 , Alice Springs.
14.240 N8II 1235 5x4 , FM19, Western VA , one of the better nights to USA , often poor.

73 de David Vitek

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

Tags