Log from David Vitek

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

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September 16th 2017

Sunrise 2050z Sunset 0836z

F 73 A 36 K 5 0z K 5 03z K 6 06z K
4 15z K 4 18z

Moderate G2 Storm SN 13 A1.4 Solar Wind 713km/s at
0051z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 55.750GW at 0615z.

14.018 R20SAM 1436 549 , LO53 , Samara , SES , 53 North.
7.126 E20WXA 1447 5x5 , OK04 .
18.069 A31MM 0042 549 , AG28.
18.150 RL5G/0 0048 5x4.
18.150 A31MM 0059 5x6
18.080 VK2BJ 599 Es , QF56 , Sydney

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0109 549 Es , last heard August 9th 2017.
28.268 VK8VF/b 0111 549 F2.

VK6ZKO reported on VK logger that VK6RPH beacons on 6 , 2 , 70 , 23 , all off air/QRT , STW9 site
closed , and
looking for a new site.

18.075 VK3CWB 0218 549 backscatter , QF15 , Mildura , 337km , was wkg station in Arizona, USA.
21.040 JE8KKX/8 0558 549 , IOTA AS147, Yagishiri Island , QN04 , 44 North.
14.235 RL5G/0 0611 4x3.
14.173 R20SAM 1255 5x5.

28.265 VK4RRC/b 1336 549 Es , 1402 539 , 1412* gone , last heard August 26th 2017.

September 17th 2017

F 72 A 30 K 4 0z K 4 06z K 4 15z K
4 18z Moderate G2 Storm

SN 13 A0.0 Solar Wind 688km/s at 0132z , 738km/s at 1431z .

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 44.810GW at 1410z

14.240 VI4ALARA 0354 5x7 , QG62 , SES , YL Op.
7.160 VI4ALARA 0537 5x9.
7.150 EA1DLU 0752 5x8 LP , IN53 , wkg VK5.
14.210 P29LL 0758 5x3.
7.143 RN20CC 1353 5x6, SES.
7.111 RL5G/0 1414 5x4 , trouble tracking down the grids for this operation.

September 18th 2017

F 72 A 17 K 4 03z K 4 06z K 5 09z K
4 12z Minor G1 Storm

SN 13 A0.0 Solar Wind 664km/s at 0112z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 43.980GW at 0900z

14.215 VR2XYL 0819 5x3 , YL Op.

September 19th 2017

F 72 A 22 K 3 Minor G1 Storm SN 12
A0.0

Solar Wind 545km/s at 0148z.

7.183 E6AG 0948 5x6 , IOTA OC040 , Niue , AH51 , 5354km.
3.645 E6AG 0956 4x3.
3.645 FK8IK 1000 5x7.
7.093 T88DT 1040 4x4 , PJ77 , Palau , 4716km.

September 20th 2017

F 71 A 8 K 3 No Storm SN 11 A2.0
Solar Wind 510km/s at 0145z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 32.380GW at 0300z.

Nothing to report.

September 21st 2107

F 74 A 10 K 3 No Storm SN 22 A5.2
Solar Wind 455km/s at 0423z.

Nothing to report.

September 22nd 2017

F 73 A 7 K 2 No Storm SN 22 A1.1
Solar Wind 384km/s at 0349z.

7.151 DV1YAI 1425 5x5 , PK04.

September 23rd 2017

F 78 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 22 A3.7
Solar Wind 379km/s at 0134z.

Vernal Equinox today 2002z , or 5.32am local time PF95 Adelaide.

21.096 ZL3TE 0136 569 Rtty , Test , bit surprised to hear this , because we have been hearing very
little from ZL on 15M lately.
21.083 YC9XYP 0655 559 Rtty , Test , PI93 , 6 South , 3152km , Papua.
7.145 VI4ALARA 0949 5x9 , QG62 , YL Op.

September 24th 2017

F 81 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 12 A7.6
Solar Wind 356km/s at 0137z.

18.096 HP1AVS/b 0401 549 Chirpy , FJ08 , 15138km , almost got to 559 , 3 watts , gone around 0425z ,
did a quick
check of all HF bands , 10/12/15/17/20M empty of SSB signals , HF very flat , so surprised to hear it.

18.060 VMW Wiluna VK6 fax Txer , 0642 59 +10.
7.143 CT1EHI 0808 4x4 LP , CQ Pacific.
7.179 K1JB 1122 5x7 , FN43 , 17371km , Maine QSO Party , only Maine station heard.
7.060 E6AG 1134 579 Rtty , AH51.
7.045 YE1C 1142 589 Rtty , OI33 , Bandung.
7.038 YB1AR 1146 599 Rtty , OI33.
7.036 W7RN 1211 599 , DM09 , NV , Comstock Memorial Station , SES.

September 25th 2017

F 87 A 6 K 3 No Storm SN 22 A9.7
Solar Wind 403km/s at 0124z.

PF95 Adelaide > UV Index 7

28.262 VK2RSY/b 0123 539 Es , did not last very long , soon gone.

18.096 HP1AVS/b 0149 439 F2 chirpy , 0245 peaking between weak to fair , 0339 about the same , 0455
539 , so in
for more than three hours.
14.225 VI4ALARA 0746 5x9.
14.148 R100YP 1201 5x4 , European Russia.
14.205 YB72TEL 1208 5x5 , OI88 , 4360km , SES , Digital Economy Indonesia , Eastern Borneo.
7.135 YB72TEL 1213 5x9 , Balikpapan.

September 26th 2017

F 90 A 5 K 2 No Storm SN 36 B1.1
Solar Wind 332km/s at 0127z.

18.096v HP1AVS/b 0234 539 F2 , 0248 549.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0745 between weak to fair , about one hour before local sunset , 0814 S4.

50.045.80 VK8RAS/b 0749 549 Es , 0845 549 , 0855* gone approx , last heard May 20th 2017 , was not
heard over
our winter season which is unusual , been more than four months.

49.750 R1/C1 0749 S4 bfo.

7.130 YB72TEL 1116 5x5 , SES.

VK5XDX heard 50.046 VK8RAS/b 0700z 559 Es, 0735z 569, 49.750 CCTV1 0701z S5 , 0733z S6.

September 27th 2017

F 91 A 4 K 5 09z K 4 12z K 4 15z
Moderate G2 Storm SN 40

B1.3 Solar Wind 338km/s at 0230z , 554km/s at 0917z , Density > 43.0 p/cc at 0501z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 40.630GW at 0955z.

14.185 FT3YL 0452 5x4 , signal slightly disturbed , Dumont D ' Urville , French Base , Antarctica ,
QC03 , 3523km ,
0817 weak , 0856 improved near our sunset.

7.148 CT1EHI 0713 5x6 LP.
21.008 P29LL 0831 549 , QI30 , 2963km , CQ Asia , Europe.
14.195 4W6RR 0846 5x6 , PI21 , 8 South , 3212km , Timor-Leste.
14.200 YB72TEL 1113 5x4.

September 28th 2017

F 91 A 37 K 6 0z K 6 03z K 7 06z K
7 09z K 5 12z K 4 15z

K 4 18z K 4 21z STRONG G3 Storm SN 35 A8.1

Solar Wind 666km/s at 0149z , 716km/s at 1008z.

Southern Hemisphere Auroral Forecast > 47.70GW at 1530z , 51.82GW at 0240z , increasing all day ,
71.68GW 0825z.

VK1KW reported the K index at Davis Base Antarctica as K 9 at 2158z , tried to track down the source
of this reading
on google , did not get very far , maybe somewhere on the IPS site ?

18.096v HP1AVS/b 0248 439 F2 , 0734 539 , 0750* gone.
7.023 4S7AB 1317 569 , NJ07 , 7692km.
14.185 K1UC 1330 4x3 , FN43 , Maine , wkg VK2.

73 de David Vitek

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

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