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

September 8th 2017

Sunrise 2101z Sunset 0830z

F 129 A 38 K 8 0z K 8 03z K 5 06z K
4 09z K 5 12z K 8 15z

K 7 18z K 6 21z SEVERE G4 Storm S2 Radiation
Storm R3 Flare

SN 94 C1.2 Solar Wind 835km/s at 0753z

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 125.49GW at 0225z , 113.16GW at 1410z.

FLARE X1.4 > 1436z HF Fadeout Central Africa , North Africa , South America , Central America ,
North Atlantic ,
South Atlantic.
FLARE M3.9 > 0000z HF Fadeout Hawaii , Micronesia , Polynesia.

Strong shock to Discover Satellite September 7th at 2230z.
DST Index VK -240.
20 TEC Units 70 Degrees South > IPS at 0300z.

FLARE M1.3 > 0224z HF Fadeout Micronesia
FLARE M1.2 > 0343z.
FLARE M8.1 > 0749z HF fadeout South East Asia , China , India , Indian Ocean , Southern Africa ,
South Africa RSA ,
Central Africa , Western Europe.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0119 539 F2 , 0352 549 , 0444 539.
10M Asian Intruders 0115 , S4 , band full of them.
28.480 FK4QX 0150 5x6 F2 , 0220 5x3 , RG37 , 3056km , last heard 10M SSB May 28th 2017.
28.244 WA6APQ/b 0209 539 F2 , 0257 back in almost 549 , 0402 539 , last heard September 7th 2017 ,
13161km.
28.197 VE7MTY/b 0221 549 F2 , CN87 , 13360km , last heard March 26th 2016
28.480 N6HC 0233 5x4 F2 , DM13 , 13187km , Santa Ana , last heard 10M SSB October 26th 2014
28.490 NH6I 0236 5x6 F2 loud , BK29 , 9248km wkg VK3 , VK5 , last heard 10M SSB March 11th 2016.
28.300 K6FRC/b 0239 549 , CM97 , last heard May 28th 2017.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0247 S7 , 0411 S7 , 0438 S9.

28.490 ZL4DH 0304 5x6 F2 loud , 0325 5x9 , RE34 , 2719km , Te Anau , last heard 10M SSB May 28th
2017 , said
that he had the Aurora Australia right on top of his QTH.
28.465 JA1RFF 0321 5x5 TEP , PM94 , 200w 5EL Yagi at 63ft , new log on 10M , last heard 6M SSB March
29th 2001.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0332 579 F2 has been hard to hear lately on F2 , had a solid peak today , lasted
about 20 minutes.
28.470 7M4UDC 0342 5x6 TEP , QM05 , wkg VK7 , last heard 10M SSB July 6th 2015.
28.465 K6SCA 0345 5x5 F2 , CM98 , 13161km , last heard 10M SSB January 1st 2016.
28.209.80 KV6Q/b 0359 539 , DM12 , last heard May 28th 2017.
28.445 ZL1RQ 0404 5x6 F2 , RF64 , 3177km , new log on 10M.
28.480 JN1FRL/3 0410 5x4 TEP , new log on 10M.

38.900Mhz BY Radar 0424 S7 , gone approx 0453*
36.590Mhz Asian FMn 0435 5x4 , some higher on 37.075 but not quite strong enough for audio.
36.350Mhz Asian FMN 0436 5x5.

28.464 JR7FFN 0447 5x3.

14.230 RT0F 1319 weak F2.
14.215 A61FK 1326 weak F2 , along with some late night JA's thru 20M SSB.

September 9th 2107

F 117 A 96 K 5 0z SEVERE G4 Storm
S2 Radiation Storm R2 Flare

SN 89 B8.6 Solar Wind 691km/s at 0231z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 117.67GW at 1500z , 32.83GW at 0315z.

FLARE M3.0 > 1547z HF fadeout South America , Central America , North Atlantic.
FLARE M2.1 > 2345z HF fadeout Hawaii , Micronesia , Polynesia.
FLARE M1.1 > 0428z HF fadeout South East Asia.
FLARE M3.8 > 1104z HF fadeout Southern Africa , South Africa RSA , Central Africa , North Africa ,
South Atlantic

14.265 DL0IL/portable 1450 4x4 Kump Fieldcamp.

10M Asian Intruders 0008 S4 band full of them.
28.268 VK8VF/b 0013 439 F2 , 0120 439.
28.480 JA0DCQ 0051 5x5 TEP , PM96 , 200w 5EL Yagi, last heard 10M SSB February 4th 2017.
28.480 VK2NSS 0051 3x3 backscatter ? or weak Es ? , QF45 , 958km , last heard 10M SSB May 28th 2017.
28.475 JA6IDJ 0103 5x6 TEP , PM42 , 700w 5EL yagi , last heard 10M SSB April 29th 2014.
28.470 JF1EHM 0111 5x6 , PM95 , last heard 10M SSB September 10th 2016.
28.480 KH6RC 0114 5x3 F2 , BK29 , 9156km , last heard 10M SSB March 29th 2016.
28.450 JA1RFF 0128 5x5 TEP , PM94.
28.500 VK8HW 0552 4x3 F2 , PG66 , Alice Springs , 1330km , last heard 10M SSB February 4th 2017.

14.227 E51DLD 0615 5x9.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0644 S4.

14.202 HG7T 1422 5x5.
14.287 E2A 1428 5x4 , OK03, Siam DX Group , Bangkok, Contest call.

September 10th 2017

F 107 A 6 K 3 STRONG S3 Radiation Storm
R3 Flare SN 49

B6.7 Solar Wind 634km/s at 0256z

FLARE M1.0 > 2321z.
FLARE M1.2 > 2355z.

14.287 DP4M 1431 5x6.
14.198 E2X 1442 5x6 , HSDXA , Thailand DX Association , OK06.
14.230 DF2F 1446 5x4.
14.247 DK0V 1447 5x6.
14.242 DF0HQ 1455 5x7.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0109 539 F2 , 0143 539 , 0252 439.
10M Asian Intruders 0113 weak , moderate amount on the band.
28.030 VK8NSB 0140 569 F2, CQ , PH57, Darwin , 2622km, new mode/band.
28.480 VK8NSB 0145 5x4 F2 , last heard 10M SSB May 28th 2017.

18.060 VMW Wiluna VK6 Fax , 0156 59+10.

28.485 VK8MS 0214 5x6 F2 , PH57 , 2622km , last heard 10M SSB May 28th 2017.
28.485 VK4CZ 5x3 F2 , QG62 , 1608km , last heard 10M SSB March 4th 2017.
28.440 VK8MS 0222 5x9, checked for Darwin Radar on 33.200Mhz , nothing heard , not given up hope
that it may still
be there though, will keep checking.
28.480 VK8ZCU 0231 5x6 F2 , PH70 , Tenant Creek , 1751km , 19 South , started weak improved to S6
and soon gone ,
he made a comment that he had not been hearing much on 10M lately , last heard 10M SSB April 23rd 2014.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0421 S4.

September 11th 2017

F 100 A 7 K 4 0z STRONG S3 Radiation Storm
R3 Flare SN 38

B4.9 Solar Wind 662km/s at 0140z but figure unreliable because of strong proton
event , possible data
degradation.

FLARE X8.2 HF fadeout North Africa , South America , Central America , USA , Canada , North
Atlantic , South Atlantic,
South East Pacific.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0313 faint F2.

18.060 VMW Wiluna VK6 Fax 0324 59+10, very little to be heard today !!

September 12th 2017

F 80 A 11 K 4 21z STRONG S3 Radiation Storm
SN 23 B2.6

Solar Wind 537km/s at 0200z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 38.66GW at 1220z.

18.150 A31MM 0154 5x6 , AG28 , 4751km.

17M Phone W6RS 0156 , ZL3CHE 0200 5x4 not hearing many ZL's on 17M lately , KJ6TOA 0201 , K5EW 0201
weak , N6MB 0203 5x4 , NL7K 0204 weak , KC0OW 0204 weak , KC8VPQ 0210 5x4 , WE0J 0213 weak , WV7S
0218 very
weak , the only reason i list these is because it hasn't been opening to the USA very often on 17M ,
nice to see it open.

September 13th 2017

F 76 A 18 K 5 0z K 5 03z K 4 09z
Moderate G1 Storm

S2 Radiation Storm SN 11 A8.3 Solar wind 642km/s at 2044z.

25.0Mhz WWV 0214 S4 , been awhile since i heard this , keep a paper record , really should have it
on the PC.
18.140 HI8RD 0223 5x4 Dominican Republic , FK68 , 16671km , IOTA NA096, last heard 20M SSB May 3rd 2017.

28.280 K5AB/b 0231 439 , 0253 still there but 339 , EM10 , 14862km , last heard May 28th 2017.

18.135 WA6GUN 0247 5x5 , CM98 , Sacramento.

10M Asian intruders 0308 S4 , and just starting.
28.268 VK8VF/b 0311 539 F2 , 0339 339.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0403 S6.

September 14th 2017

F 75 A 15 K 4 15z K 6 18z K 5 21z
Minor S1 Radiation Storm

SN 11 A1.6 Solar Wind 379km/s at 0120z , Density 38.0 p/cc 1306z > IPS.

7.159 UA4LCH 1434 5x9 , often strong here , but is often on his own , and finding 80M SSB late at
night here , very quiet,
not sure if lack of propagation , lack of activity , or combination of both, greyline is equally
empty , early to mid evening
seems best.

7.159 BG9NJY 1442 4x3 , OM38 , new log.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0115 429 F2 , RJ39 , 5779km , last heard April 29th 2017 , been waiting and waiting
for this one !!

September 15th 2017

F 74 A 25 K 4 0z K 6 03z K 4 06z K
5 09z K 4 15z K 5 21z

Moderate G2 Storm S1 Radiation Storm SN 11 A0.0

Solar Wind 710km/s at 0227z Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 31.57GW at
1540 , 37.18GW at 0310z.

28.268 VK8VF/b 0230 549 F2 , 0300 539.
28.298 V73TEN/b 0244 549 F2 , 0350 539.
29.825Mhz 0306 Oil/Gas Rigs North West VK 549 Rtty , 29.760 0307 Hawaii 0307 549 Rtty , 29.870 North
West VK
0308 549 Rtty.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0309 TEP, between weak to fair and just starting , 0340 S4 , 0401 S6 , 0457 S6.

10M Asian Intruders 0342 S4 F2 , only a few.

38.900Mhz BY Radar 0357 S4 F2, just starting , peaking S5 , 0421 S3.

50.281 VK4RHT/b 0436 559 Es , 0513 549 , 0525 569 , QH23 , 2109km , last heard August 9th 2017.
5.282 VK4RTL/b 0440 549 Es , 0503 549 , and 0515* gone , QH30 , 1913km , last heard August 9th 2017.
50.120 VK4FP 0451 5x4 Es , QH30 , 1910km , last heard January 12th 2017

21.265 JG2MQM 0609 5x6 TEP , CQ on his own , only SSB on 15M.

14.228 WP4OFO 0614 5x4 , FK68 , 16969km , Puerto Rico , only 2 or 3 stations on an empty band.
18.145 A31MM 0621 5x6.
3.790 VK8HW 1141 5x7 , PG66 , Alice Springs , new band.
7.147 VI4ALARA 1147 59+30 , SES , QG62.

73 de David Vitek

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

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