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<<<< The VK2QF 50mhz Report cycle 23 >>>>




<<<< The VK2QF 50mhz DX report Archive 2002 >>>>



VK2QF Autumn-Equinox Seasonal Summary 01/01/2002 ~ 30/04/2002

QSO Total: 106

QSO Totals By DXCC:

Japan Australia Hawaii New Caledonia USA Mexico Korea New Zealand Fiji
56    9         4      0             5   3      4     1           0

Guatemala Kwajalein-Atoll Canada Tahiti A-Samoa China Philippines
1         1               0      1      0       0     0

Cayman Atoll East Malaysia Singapore Mongolia Aruba Netherlands Antilles 
2            2             1         1        2     1

Hong Kong Mellish Reef Indonesia Guam
1         2            9         1  

Heard only: 5W.

CW = 74 (69.1%) SSB = 32 (29.9%)

Seasonal Performance:

The season came after a promising level of solar activity in December.
Unfortunately conditions trended down toward the equinox. This pattern has been
the sequence through out this cycle almost appearing to run in opposition to the 
behaviour of cycle 22 where solid peaks tended to occur near the equinox 
[coincidental but providing great six metre propagation].

Excellent TEP conditions were present in early February to Japan. Several days of 
European indicators in the usual 8 to 10z window but low in strength. On the 21st
G0RUZ [Conrad] did recognise some CW from VK2QF using EME computer enhanced
DSP techniques and EI7BMB also heard similar at 1140 to 1209z on that day. 

Early March showed good indicators from Asia by TEP with propagation from Central 
America and the Caribbean Sea in the usual 2030 to 0z window. Little was heard 
in mid March until the 24th with a reasonable North American opening and some
Pacific stations heard [5W, FO3 etc]. Probably the surprise of the season was to 
work Aruba and the Netherland Antilles toward the end of March and to hear them both
on other days also. Spanish stations were able to hear the Mt Mowbullan [Towoomba]
video in the late March and early April period, unfortunately the Mt Ulandra
[Wagga Wagga] video was never reported. This is classic of this region with 
regards to this type of propagation for some anomalous reason [probably due I 
suspect to E layer for example in the target area acting as an ALF to 50mhz 
propagation yet as a vector to the more frequent paths to VK4 and VK3].

Mid April had several promising days. Propagation began with solid backscatter
indicators from the East [ZL video signals on 45mhz]. Brief contacts were made 
into Central and North America. Later Oceania and South East Asian signals were
strong, especially Indonesian, Singapore and East Malaysia. Unfortunately no
propagation was heard from Africa in the expected window of mid to late April.  
This was despite the usual Hawaii to South African propagation so familiar during 
cycle 22. 
 
The next equinox will be an interesting one, it could be the end of productive 
paths for this location on 50mhz.  
  
73 and hear you all next equinox.
©opyright to Neville VK2QF, reproduction without consent is forbidden.

January 2002
50111 CW 2002-01-27 0607 VK2QF         599        VK4JH         599
February 2002
50110 PH 2002-02-02 2351 VK2QF 59 ZF1DC 59 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0239 VK2QF 599 JE8CIC 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0242 VK2QF 599 JF4KQA/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0243 VK2QF 599 JH0BQX/M 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0244 VK2QF 599 JK4USZ/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0244 VK2QF 599 JG1UKW 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0245 VK2QF 599 JN3DWC 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0246 VK2QF 599 JA2EIL 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0246 VK2QF 599 7N4OBV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0247 VK2QF 599 JA1KYM 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0248 VK2QF 599 JA1KAW/M 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0248 VK2QF 599 JH1CJA 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0249 VK2QF 599 JA7KE 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0249 VK2QF 599 JS1KQN 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0250 VK2QF 599 JA0UFZ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0251 VK2QF 599 JE9RRO 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0251 VK2QF 599 JO1LVZ/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0252 VK2QF 599 JH7DEZ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0253 VK2QF 599 JE9WSD 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0254 VK2QF 599 JE8DBM 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0254 VK2QF 599 JF1HPC 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0255 VK2QF 599 JJ1TBQ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0258 VK2QF 599 JA8ALB 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0300 VK2QF 599 JA8GMZ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0301 VK2QF 599 JR2CQS 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0302 VK2QF 599 JQ1AHZ/2 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0302 VK2QF 599 JH1BBT 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0303 VK2QF 599 JG2CAU 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0303 VK2QF 599 JK1GKG 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0305 VK2QF 599 JH8DEH 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0305 VK2QF 599 JA9CHI 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0306 VK2QF 599 JJ1RPJ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0306 VK2QF 599 JA8BAR 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0307 VK2QF 599 JA0GCI 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0308 VK2QF 599 JH8AHO 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0309 VK2QF 599 JA7KHQ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0309 VK2QF 599 JA6EHK 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0310 VK2QF 599 JA1KVT 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0310 VK2QF 599 JA8NKQ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0311 VK2QF 599 JH2DMO 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0311 VK2QF 599 JE2KUC 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0312 VK2QF 599 JR1BYO 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0313 VK2QF 599 JH9OSX 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0313 VK2QF 599 JH1RNI 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0314 VK2QF 599 JA9QWJ/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0317 VK2QF 599 JR7SLC 599 50111 CW 2002-02-09 0327 VK2QF 59 JA1AUD 59 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0347 VK2QF 599 JI0KLM/0 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0349 VK2QF 599 JR2AJS 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0350 VK2QF 599 JH0NVX/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0351 VK2QF 599 JF2IMU 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0351 VK2QF 599 JL1XMN 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0352 VK2QF 599 JH1CBI/M 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0353 VK2QF 599 JQ1HMV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0354 VK2QF 599 JH7XRZ 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0354 VK2QF 599 JS3OYA 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0355 VK2QF 599 JF2IWW 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0356 VK2QF 599 JE3GIW 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0356 VK2QF 599 JG1WCR 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0357 VK2QF 599 JA3AQM 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0358 VK2QF 599 JA1VZV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0358 VK2QF 599 JA8BP 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0359 VK2QF 599 JA0BXO 599 50111 CW 2002-02-09 0442 VK2QF 599 JA4FM 599 50111 CW 2002-02-09 0445 VK2QF 599 JE8LRI 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0654 VK2QF 599 JA8DNV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0734 VK2QF 599 JA4XHF/3 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0737 VK2QF 599 JA2FSM 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0738 VK2QF 599 JK2KVV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0738 VK2QF 599 JP3AZA 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0739 VK2QF 599 JR9XOK 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0740 VK2QF 599 JA9IAX/1 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0740 VK2QF 599 JE2OVG 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0743 VK2QF 599 JR0QKR 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0744 VK2QF 599 JE0BSC 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0748 VK2QF 599 JA1EJD 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0807 VK2QF 599 JE3QZV 599 50107 CW 2002-02-09 0812 VK2QF 599 JA0MVW 599 50111 CW 2002-02-15 0403 VK2QF 599 JR1BLX 599 50107 CW 2002-02-18 1442 VK2QF 599 JL3TEM 599 50111 CW 2002-02-19 1438 VK2QF 599 ZL3TY 599 50111 CW 2002-02-22 0228 VK2QF 599 VK2DN 599 50107 CW 2002-02-22 0820 VK2QF 599 JH7MQU 599 50107 CW 2002-02-22 0910 VK2QF 599 JA1TAA 599 50110 CW 2002-02-22 0925 VK2QF 599 HL1LTC 599 50110 CW 2002-02-22 0930 VK2QF 599 JE4MHL 599 50107 CW 2002-02-22 1215 VK2QF 599 JA7AYW 599 50107 CW 2002-02-22 1217 VK2QF 599 JA7NI 599 50107 CW 2002-02-22 1218 VK2QF 599 JI7NQW 599
March 2002
50111 CW 2002-03-02 0306 VK2QF 599 JH1RYP 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0706 VK2QF 599 JF8DIC 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0711 VK2QF 599 JH9BZY 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0715 VK2QF 599 JA8NKQ 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0716 VK2QF 599 JR7IQH 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0717 VK2QF 599 JF1KFV 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0717 VK2QF 599 JA2HUV 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0814 VK2QF 599 JE1HJV 599 50107 CW 2002-03-02 0815 VK2QF 599 JA0SVO/1 599 50158 PH 2002-03-08 0436 VK2QF 59 V73GT 59 50110 PH 2002-03-08 0453 VK2QF 59 JA7JH 59 50111 CW 2002-03-08 0550 VK2QF 599 JA3RAZ 599 50165 PH 2002-03-08 0551 VK2QF 59 VK2ZXC 59 50165 PH 2002-03-08 0737 VK2QF 59 VK2JDS 59 50107 CW 2002-03-10 0218 VK2QF 599 JI1OCJ 599 50111 CW 2002-03-12 0135 VK2QF 599 JA8GG 599 50140 PH 2002-03-12 0301 VK2QF 59 JA8NAE/M 59 50110 PH 2002-03-12 0321 VK2QF 59 HL1LTC 59 50110 CW 2002-03-12 0433 VK2QF 599 JT1CO 599 50108 CW 2002-03-12 0548 VK2QF 599 9M6AAC 599 50107 CW 2002-03-12 0553 VK2QF 599 JA8EHO 599 50107 CW 2002-03-12 0637 VK2QF 599 JL8AQH 599 50107 CW 2002-03-12 0755 VK2QF 599 JH3FEZ 599 5
0104 CW 2002-03-25 2231 VK2QF 599 P43JB 599 50107 CW 2002-03-25 2235 VK2QF 599 PJ2/DL4WK 599 50110 CW 2002-03-26 2242 VK2QF 599 P49V 599 50110 PH 2002-03-26 2306 VK2QF 59 ZF1DC 59 50111 CW 2002-03-31 0152 VK2QF 599 JE8CIC 599 April 2002
50110 PH 2002-04-04 0009 VK2QF 59 XE1BEF 59 50111 CW 2002-04-13 1048 VK2QF 599 JA1FQA 599 50111 CW 2002-04-14 0149 VK2QF 599 JA8RC 599 50111 CW 2002-04-14 0151 VK2QF 599 JA8DNV 599 50150 PH 2002-04-14 0348 VK2QF 59 JH0HQP 59 50111 CW 2002-04-17 2221 VK2QF 599 JA1VOK 599 50111 CW 2002-04-17 2222 VK2QF 599 JA1VOK 599 50120 PH 2002-04-18 2310 VK2QF 59 TG9NX 59 50146 CW 2002-04-18 2321 VK2QF 599 VK9ML 599 50107 CW 2002-04-18 2332 VK2QF 599 JA4JLT 599 50137 PH 2002-04-18 2335 VK2QF 59 XE1KK 59 50137 PH 2002-04-18 2336 VK2QF 59 XE1UN 59 50111 CW 2002-04-18 2338 VK2QF 599 JA1CHN 599 50107 CW 2002-04-18 2341 VK2QF 599 JA7KE 599 50145 PH 2002-04-19 0004 VK2QF 59 VK9ML 59 50110 PH 2002-04-19 0048 VK2QF 59 9M6CT 59 50150 PH 2002-04-19 0114 VK2QF 59 VK3OT 59 50150 PH 2002-04-19 0118 VK2QF 59 VK3PA 59 50107 CW 2002-04-19 0406 VK2QF 599 JA0UUA 599 50107 CW 2002-04-19 0411 VK2QF 599 JA1FY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-19 0414 VK2QF 599 JA2KOW 599 50111 CW 2002-04-19 2116 VK2QF 599 W5OZI 599 50107 CW 2002-04-19 2125 VK2QF 599 WA5IYX 599 50107 CW 2002-04-19 2135 VK2QF 599 K5CM 599 50107 CW 2002-04-19 2137 VK2QF 599 N5WS 599 50111 CW 2002-04-19 2145 VK2QF 599 KH6SX 599 50110 PH 2002-04-19 2147 VK2QF 59 NH7RO 59 50107 CW 2002-04-19 2151 VK2QF 599 WD5K 599 50135 PH 2002-04-19 2320 VK2QF 59 FO3BM 59 50120 PH 2002-04-19 2343 VK2QF 59 VK8MS 59 50120 PH 2002-04-19 2345 VK2QF 59 VK2ZXC 59 50110 PH 2002-04-19 2356 VK2QF 59 VR2YNX 59 50110 CW 2002-04-20 0022 VK2QF 599 YB5QZ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0028 VK2QF 599 YF1OO 599 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0140 VK2QF 59 KH2TX 59 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0147 VK2QF 59 YB9AY 59 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0219 VK2QF 59 9V1UV 59 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0219 VK2QF 59 YB0CBI 59 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0221 VK2QF 59 YC1MH 59 50110 PH 2002-04-20 0224 VK2QF 59 YF1OO 59 50110 CW 2002-04-20 0252 VK2QF 599 JK1DHT 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0255 VK2QF 599 JA8TMJ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0256 VK2QF 599 JR8BRK 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0256 VK2QF 599 7J7ADB 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0257 VK2QF 599 JK1OXU 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0257 VK2QF 599 JA1NQI 599 50107 CW 2002-04-20 0258 VK2QF 599 JA3AQM 599 50111 CW 2002-04-20 0303 VK2QF 599 JA1PEV 599 50111 CW 2002-04-20 0304 VK2QF 599 JA1PHE 599 50111 CW 2002-04-20 0305 VK2QF 599 JA1WUM 599 50111 CW 2002-04-20 0502 VK2QF 599 JA7GBS 599 50111 CW 2002-04-20 0843 VK2QF 599 VK2FHN 599 50111 CW 2002-04-21 0054 VK2QF 599 JA3VUI 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0058 VK2QF 599 JF6MLU 599 50110 PH 2002-04-21 0145 VK2QF 59 YB9AY 59 50111 CW 2002-04-21 0154 VK2QF 599 YF1OO 599 50108 CW 2002-04-21 0158 VK2QF 599 YB0DPO 599 50110 PH 2002-04-21 0251 VK2QF 59 JJ4IOT 59 50103 CW 2002-04-21 0257 VK2QF 599 JH6RON 599 50108 CW 2002-04-21 0301 VK2QF 599 JA3VUI 599 50126 CW 2002-04-21 0306 VK2QF 599 HL1LV 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0312 VK2QF 599 JA6GGD 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0313 VK2QF 599 JI3CEY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0314 VK2QF 599 JE0EHE 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0315 VK2QF 599 JH2DFJ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0316 VK2QF 599 JF2BKU/2 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0317 VK2QF 599 JA2LMA 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0317 VK2QF 599 JA8DNV 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0318 VK2QF 599 JG3MWC 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0319 VK2QF 599 JH1LLQ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0320 VK2QF 599 JS3CTQ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0320 VK2QF 599 JA1VND 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0321 VK2QF 599 JH1NIY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0322 VK2QF 599 JI1GOW 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0323 VK2QF 599 HL3AMO 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0323 VK2QF 599 JS3COP 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0324 VK2QF 599 JK2KIM 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0325 VK2QF 599 JA6LCJ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0325 VK2QF 599 JF2SKV 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0326 VK2QF 599 7L4AUH 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0326 VK2QF 599 JJ1MIX 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0328 VK2QF 599 JA1AYC 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0329 VK2QF 599 JH1USR 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0330 VK2QF 599 JA1KI 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0331 VK2QF 599 JH1IIY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0332 VK2QF 599 JS1JTX 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0333 VK2QF 599 JR1MTS 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0334 VK2QF 599 JH4KHY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0335 VK2QF 599 JR1XPH 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0336 VK2QF 599 JR0RBY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0337 VK2QF 599 JE4JFP 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0338 VK2QF 599 JA1JXT 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0339 VK2QF 599 7K1NCP 599 50110 PH 2002-04-21 0341 VK2QF 599 JH8PHT/1 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0342 VK2QF 599 JK1FNL 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0343 VK2QF 599 JI1BJB 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0346 VK2QF 599 JN1VXL 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0346 VK2QF 599 JH1KSB 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0347 VK2QF 599 JA1HYF 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0348 VK2QF 599 JH1AEF 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0348 VK2QF 599 JR1AFA 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0349 VK2QF 599 JA0QBY 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0349 VK2QF 599 JA7STQ 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0350 VK2QF 599 JR1GMK 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0351 VK2QF 599 JF1SPT 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0352 VK2QF 599 JR1BLX 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0352 VK2QF 599 JG1GFU 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0354 VK2QF 599 JF1VVR 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0354 VK2QF 599 JA1SXR 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0356 VK2QF 599 JI3KWZ/1 599 50107 CW 2002-04-21 0356 VK2QF 599 JH4JPO 599 50130 PH 2002-04-21 0923 VK2QF 59 NH7RO 59 50120 PH 2002-04-21 0927 VK2QF 59 K6MIO/KH6 59




<<<< The VK2QF 50mhz DX report Archive 2001 >>>>




VK2QF Spring-Equinox Seasonal Summary 01/08/2001 ~ 01/12/2001

QSO Total: 120

QSO Totals By DXCC:

Japan Australia Hawaii New Caledonia USA Mexico Korea New Zealand Fiji
98    1         0      2             9   0      0     2           0

Taiwan Kwajalein-Atoll Canada Tahiti A-Samoa China Philippines
0      0               2      0      0       2     2

Hong Kong
2

Heard only: HL, 9M6, I.

CW = 111 (92.5%) SSB = 9 (7.5%)

Seasonal Performance:

This season emerged with promising levels of indicators in the 40 to 50 Mhz region
during September. Daily TEP from ASIA was regular from change of day onward but 
no two way contacts occurred until late October into Japan.

Several signals were heard from the USA in early November and two way contacts 
on the 2nd, 7th and 8th. Exceptional conditions and strong indicators late on the 
7th looked promising, to my amazement VE7AG was worked for the sole contact with 
Canada for a new entity. The opening lasted 17 minutes in all and no other Stateside 
signals were heard. This is possibly only the fourth qso between VE and VK2
in 5 solar cycles. Other VK operators were alerted but no other contacts were made.

The exceptional conditions continued into the 8th of November with strong TEP
indicators and Asian signals. At 0938 a weak SSB signal was heard, later identified 
as Jeff BD4ABC, persistence gave way to a good contact eventually around 10z. Other 
VK2's also made good contacts into Shanghai to work Jeff on a whip and 50 watts. 
This was possibly the first QSO between BY and VK2. 

European wise this season was a large downturn on the largest opening ever into 
VK2 just 12 months ago on the 31st of October. EU stations either reported or 
were heard here on Nov 1 [9A3FT], 26th [IK0FTA]. On several days EU indicators 
were very promising, but only lasted for a short period. If this trend continues 
and the next equinox is similar or worse then it probably signals the useful end 
of cycle 23 from this location at least. Tell tale signs are the phenomenal Long Path 
contacts made during this season, these are usually frequent in tropical or TEP zones 
and point to a drop in solar activity and geomagnetic conditions. It is these 
geomagnetic conditions that will give intervening propagation so 
badly needed at this latitude [32.5°S].

Despite the large downturn in propagation from this location great results came 
with two new entities with just 10 hours separating the contacts. 

This proves that Six Metres is a magic band 'where anything IS possible' !
 
73 and hear you all next equinox.

©opyright to Neville VK2QF, reproduction without consent is forbidden.


October 2001: -
50107 CW 2001-10-28 0317 VK2QF 599 1 JE8CIC 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0323 VK2QF 599 2 JH8FAJ 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0329 VK2QF 599 3 JJ0HYE 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0333 VK2QF 599 4 7N4OBV/QRP 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0336 VK2QF 599 5 JG8KGT 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0336 VK2QF 599 6 JA1DHY 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0338 VK2QF 599 7 JA8EPO 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0339 VK2QF 599 8 JF1JDG 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0341 VK2QF 599 9 JA0GCI 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0344 VK2QF 599 10 JA1PHE 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0345 VK2QF 599 11 JA1RFF 599 50107 CW 2001-10-28 0346 VK2QF 599 12 JF7JDG 599 50106 CW 2001-10-30 0356 VK2QF 599 13 JA8CDT 599 50107 CW 2001-10-30 0400 VK2QF 599 14 JA8ALB 599 50107 CW 2001-10-30 0401 VK2QF 599 15 JH7JGG 599
November 2001: -
50110 PH 2001-11-02 0045 VK2QF 59 16 K6LIG 59 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0059 VK2QF 599 17 JA7CJO 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0105 VK2QF 599 18 N7KQ 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0107 VK2QF 599 19 W7USA 599 50107 PH 2001-11-02 0121 VK2QF 59 20 K6LIG 59 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0217 VK2QF 599 21 JS1HIR 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0221 VK2QF 599 22 JA0KSO 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0222 VK2QF 599 23 JA6GWX 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0223 VK2QF 599 24 JG2ZZG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0224 VK2QF 599 25 JA9XBW 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0225 VK2QF 599 26 JF2WXS 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0225 VK2QF 599 27 JH7MSB 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0226 VK2QF 599 28 JR2UKF 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0226 VK2QF 599 29 JN3TRK/3 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0227 VK2QF 599 30 JA2YBG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0227 VK2QF 599 31 JE1PNX 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0228 VK2QF 599 32 JA1WLO 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0229 VK2QF 599 33 JA4SZ 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0229 VK2QF 599 34 JE4WOK 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0230 VK2QF 599 35 JM1LPN 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0231 VK2QF 599 36 JH7MQU 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0231 VK2QF 599 37 JA2HO 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0233 VK2QF 599 38 JF1MUI 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0234 VK2QF 599 39 JH1IYD 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0235 VK2QF 599 40 JA5DEU 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0235 VK2QF 599 41 JF7GDN/7 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0236 VK2QF 599 42 JA1DKN 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 0237 VK2QF 599 43 JA2HUV 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1239 VK2QF 599 44 JA8LP/1 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1240 VK2QF 599 45 JA1HYF 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1240 VK2QF 599 46 JH7MSB 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1243 VK2QF 599 47 JF2OZH 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1243 VK2QF 599 48 JR6EZE 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1244 VK2QF 599 49 JA3JTG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1246 VK2QF 599 50 JF1RYU 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1247 VK2QF 599 51 JA4SVS 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1247 VK2QF 599 52 JA6SBW 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1249 VK2QF 599 53 JA7QVK 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1250 VK2QF 599 54 JA2SXS 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1250 VK2QF 599 55 JL0MHE 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1251 VK2QF 599 56 JA2SXS 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1251 VK2QF 599 57 JH4OUH 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1252 VK2QF 599 58 JA3MF 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1252 VK2QF 599 59 JE4TRE 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1253 VK2QF 599 60 JA4FKX 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1255 VK2QF 599 61 JA6VA 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1256 VK2QF 599 62 JE1CUS 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1303 VK2QF 599 63 JA1BRM 599 50111 CW 2001-11-02 1304 VK2QF 599 64 JF3KQA/6 599 50135 CW 2001-11-02 1321 VK2QF 599 65 JR6HI 599 50107 CW 2001-11-02 1323 VK2QF 599 66 JI3KWZ/1 599 50111 CW 2001-11-03 0215 VK2QF 599 67 JA7GBS 599 50111 CW 2001-11-03 0216 VK2QF 599 68 JR3KQJ 599 50111 CW 2001-11-03 0219 VK2QF 599 69 JA8LP/1 599 50091 CW 2001-11-03 0236 VK2QF 599 70 JA4MBM 599 50091 CW 2001-11-03 0238 VK2QF 599 71 JA2MYA 599 50091 CW 2001-11-03 0239 VK2QF 599 72 JA2XYO 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0248 VK2QF 599 73 JH1SBE 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0248 VK2QF 599 74 JA6GT 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0249 VK2QF 599 75 JN1XAB 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0250 VK2QF 599 76 JM1MOM 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0250 VK2QF 599 77 JR6ORC 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0251 VK2QF 599 78 JA6CBW 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0252 VK2QF 599 79 JS3UAB 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0252 VK2QF 599 80 JM1TDG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0253 VK2QF 599 81 JG3MFG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0254 VK2QF 599 82 JE3KXH 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0255 VK2QF 599 83 JI1WCP 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0256 VK2QF 599 84 JA6FD 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0257 VK2QF 599 85 JA7UZ 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0257 VK2QF 599 86 JJ4WNP 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0258 VK2QF 599 87 JF3BFS 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0258 VK2QF 599 88 JA2AKW 599 50107 CW 2001-11-03 0259 VK2QF 599 89 JE2PUC 599
50111 CW 2001-11-05 0205 VK2QF 599 90 JA1PS 599 50117 PH 2001-11-07 2348 VK2QF 59 91 VE7AG 59 50118 CW 2001-11-07 2358 VK2QF 599 92 VE7AG 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 0015 VK2QF 599 93 W7XU 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 0032 VK2QF 599 94 K7KNT 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 0039 VK2QF 599 95 W7XF 599 50110 PH 2001-11-08 0115 VK2QF 59 96 K6LIG 59 50111 CW 2001-11-08 0936 VK2QF 599 97 JQ6CAA 599 50110 PH 2001-11-08 0956 VK2QF 59 98 BD4ABC 59 50110 PH 2001-11-08 1002 VK2QF 59 99 BD4ABC 59 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1009 VK2QF 599 100 JJ3JJL 599 50098 CW 2001-11-08 1052 VK2QF 599 101 JG6LOM 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1055 VK2QF 599 102 JA3TYT 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1108 VK2QF 599 103 JA7MVI/1 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1127 VK2QF 599 104 JR9XOK 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1129 VK2QF 599 105 JR7DXN 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1133 VK2QF 599 106 JH2WIC 599 50107 CW 2001-11-08 1150 VK2QF 599 106 JA2BZY 599 50110 CW 2001-11-09 0308 VK2QF 599 107 KL7IKV 599
50140 PH 2001-11-13 1145 VK2QF 59 109 VK2JDS 59 50111 CW 2001-11-13 1206 VK2QF 599 110 JA5AIE 599 50111 CW 2001-11-13 1209 VK2QF 599 111 N7ET/DU7 599 50110 CW 2001-11-13 1228 VK2QF 599 112 VR2LC 599 50110 CW 2001-11-13 1230 VK2QF 599 113 JA1FQA 599 50110 CW 2001-11-13 1250 VK2QF 599 114 VR2BG 599 50104 CW 2001-11-13 1341 VK2QF 599 115 DU9/N0NM 599 50111 CW 2001-11-27 0240 VK2QF 59 116 JA6VU 59 50110 CW 2001-11-27 2246 VK2QF 599 117 FK8CA 599 50111 CW 2001-11-30 2239 VK2QF 599 118 FK8HA 599
December 2001: -
50098 CW 2001-12-02 0723 VK2QF 599 119 ZL3TY 599 50110 PH 2001-12-02 0750 VK2QF 59 120 ZL2MQ 59
50107 CW 2001-12-24 2220 VK2QF 599 121 VK4SSB 599 50110 CW 2001-12-24 2239 VK2QF 599 122 FK8CA 599 50110 CW 2001-12-25 2226 VK2QF 599 123 K5XX 599 50125 CW 2001-12-25 2252 VK2QF 599 124 K5YT 599 50107 CW 2001-12-25 2256 VK2QF 599 125 KY5N 599 50107 CW 2001-12-25 2257 VK2QF 599 126 WD5K 599 50107 CW 2001-12-25 2258 VK2QF 599 127 W5EU 599 50114 CW 2001-12-25 2310 VK2QF 599 128 WA5JCI 599 50107 CW 2001-12-25 2335 VK2QF 599 129 VK4CY 599 50107 CW 2001-12-25 2353 VK2QF 599 130 FK8BG 599
50111 CW 2001-12-31 1023 VK2QF 599 131 VK6JR 599 50111 CW 2001-12-31 1025 VK2QF 599 132 VK6JJ 599 50110 PH 2001-12-31 1033 VK2QF 59 133 VK6KZ 59


April 2001: - 29th* KH6IAA 0838z, JF1NUV on backscatter 0828z, 60°, KH6HME, KH6HI/b & TX0C heard 0746z, KH6SX, FK8GX, TX0C, KH6IAA, FK8CA, K6MIO/KH6, NH6YK, KH6HME/b at high strength 0000~0254z.

28th**** XE1KK/B, XE1J, XE1ZOI, V31PC, PY5CC weak on SSB on sidescatter working V31PC, all heard 2344~2359z.

22nd
* Japan & Korea, high strength signals heard 0626~0800z.

21st
** Zl video on b/s from 2153, XE1KK/b 2209z, V73AT/b from 2246z, all gone by 2342z!, strong signals from Japan and Korea 0640~0734z, W1VX/KH4 0417z 40°, weak 48mhz video from 0137z.

20th* XE1KK/b heard at good strength and ZL video on b/s from 2158z.

19th
* KH8/N5OLS heard at high strenght only from 2226z, XE1KK/b heard at good strength and ZL video on b/s from 2153z.

18th
* VK3/7 beacons on E's from 0102z.

17th
* Weak indicators with low sky noise only.

16th
* HL5XF 0446z, 43.65M/s, R1 strong and weak 48mhz video 0311~0618z, V73AT 0055z.

15th* ZL video and 42Mhz CHP[California Highway Patrol] from 2243z, DS5ISO 0656z, loud R1 from 0628z, V73UX hrd 0205z, TI4DJ, TI7WAM, XE2UZL/b, V73SIX/b, XE1KK/b, Malay 48Mhz video, 3D2ER, YS1RR, KH8/N5OLS all only heard 0000~0204z, TG9NX worked 0002z.

14th* ZL video b/s from 2139z but no lower DX indicators, ie: only local F² backscatter, R1 & Mid East video 1110~1142z 9++, DU1EV hrd 0620z, JH7IPR/6, HL3IUA & strong JA's heard from 0315z, KH6SX, WH6O, R1 & 43.65 m/s only heard from 00z.

13th
** ZL3TY QSO 'Bob' loud on b/s at 2312z, XE1KK/b, YS1RR, ZL2TPY heard, VK2BA 'David' loud on b/s 2250z, FW5ZL 2248z 599, P29BPL/b, VK4JH, V31PC, KH8/N5OLS, AH8A & ZL video b/s, all only heard 2121~2240z, YV1DIG 'Paul' 559 15,440km, 3D2AG/p qso's 0011z.

12th** VK8MS hrd b/s 2337z, FW5ZL 2333z 5x9, 3D2AG/p 2326z, V73, PJ2MI, ZL2AGI, HP2CWB, YS1RR, TI5KD/ALF& others all only heard from 2245~2326z on a South skew path, PJ2CJ 2233z & PJ2MI qso's 2225Z 599, TI7WAM 2220z, ZL3TY hrd 1743z wow what a hour! I put my pager down and straight back to sleep!, E's to ZL 0817z.

11th* ZL b/s & 43.65 weak from 0053z.

10th* ZL b/s from 2138z, JE1RXJ, JA8CQR, & loud R1 & 48Mhz video from 0615~0737z.

9th***** 4W6UN heard on SSB & beacon mode from 2341z, VK8MS b/s 2323z, 48Mhz video 2251z, V73SIX/b, ZL video b/s and 43.650 m/s from 2154z, YS1RR, YS1AG, W7RV, WA7CJO, WJ7S, N6FM, W6QUV, WA7HCE, N6RA, WA7HCE, W6XI, KB7WW, CE0Y/W7XU, XE2UZL/B V73JK, QSO's 0001~0105z, skew paths about 80deg to 559.

8th
*
N0XX, 3D2AG/P, FO3BM, V31RH worked and YS1AG, HR1BY, KH8/N5OLS, TG9SO heard from abrupt rise in conditions from 2304z, V73AT 0306z, JA8NAE, XE1J[hrd], XE1kk/b from 0003z.

7th** YS1AG, HR1BY, YS1RR, V31PC, V31HR, worked from 2155~2340z, ZF1DC heard also, ZL video on b/s and solid indicators to 42.68mhz from 21z, weak R1 video from 0118z.
6th* Malay video from 2326z, VK8MS on backscatter from 2314z, V73SIX/b 2307z, ZL video b/s from 2103z with 47.749/47.6 FMn r/t's.

5th* V73SIX/b 0039z.

4th** V73GOD 2333z, XE2UZL/b 2304z, N0XX/7 Oregon 2104z [US state # 21 ], loud 40 to 45mhz indicators from 2020z including 44.2 data TX.

Mar 26th until the 4th April 2001 QRV as 4W/VK2QF.

Mar 2001: - 25th:* 0709z Malay 48.240 video, V73SIX/b 0153z.

24th:* Loud ZL video b/s from 2220z, but no other indicators or signals.

22nd:* KH6SX, 0235z, V73SIX & KH6/b loud 0215z, ZK1WL 0054z, YS1AG 0023z & 0013z, XE1KK/b, TI5KD & TG9RB/b 0006z all heard with plenty of QSB.

20th:* KH6SX 22:14z, FK8CA hrd 2207z, V73SIX/b heard 0107z.

18th:*MUF to 40Mhz with ZL video b/s to 2253z, weak 48.250 video 0503z.

17th:* Weak R1 0420z.

14th:* MUF to 41Mhz with weak R1 0748z.

11th:* 20 JA qso's from 0809~1129z, R1 from 08z.

4th:* JA5GJN and weak R1 0529z.

2nd:* JA6VU, JH4EHF, JH0HZO 0240~0631z, loud R1 from 0608z.

Feb 2001: - 28th:* 8 JA qso's 0500~0541z, V73AT 5x9 0452z.

26th:* JA7RJM, HL1LTC, JN1BPM [Hide 'san' ex JN1BPM/JD1], 5x9 0422z.

25th:* Strong Japan [42qso's] and Korean [5qso's] stations, 0255~0516z, weak 48.260 & strong 49mhz video.

24th:* FK1TK hrd 0036z, strong E's from ZL video and local beacons.

22nd:* JA beacons 0234z onwards.

17th:* All JA call areas 0358~0628z, 38 qso's.

5th:
* JA from 0722~0746, 1,2,3,5 call areas.

Jan 2001: - 17th:* XE1KK/B 0025~0217z.

15th:* XE1KK/B 0019z.

1st:* Weak 48.24 video 300 deg 0840z.


VK2QF Autumn-Equinox Seasonal Summary 01/02/2001 ~ 03/05/2001

QSO Total: 239

QSO Totals By DXCC:

Japan Australia Hawaii New Caledonia USA Mexico Korea New Zealand Fiji
166   7         6      2             12  0      10    1           1

Rotuma East Timor Norfolk-Is Taiwan Kwajalein-Atoll Midway El Salvador
3      0          0          0      5               2      5

Costa Rica Netherland-Antilles Wallis & Futuna Venezuela North Cook Is
3          3                   2               1         1

Easter Island Guatemala Belize Honduras Chesterfield Is Tahiti A-Samoa 
1             1         2      1        1               1      2

Heard only: PY, 4W, XE, ZF, HP, DU.

CW = 138 (57%) SSB = 101 (43%)

Seasonal Performance:

It is hard to describe the immediate 'post solar peak' equinox as any thing
but 'lack lustre' with it's shallow indicators, patchy openings and 
relatively short distances made!

The usual February Class 1 TEP openings to Japan were good, strong signals
and likely indicated for a good equinox.

Most morning indicators in March and April had a weak 'grey line' upswing around
1930 to 2000z but then conditions trended down rapidly until some F² developed
mostly from 2200z. April 7 and 9 were the best days, lots of Central America,
Pacific, some South America and West Coast US. Several Oregon stations were
worked on the 9th for state number 21. The QSO with Arliss CE0Y/W7XU on the
9th was one I wouldn't care to repeat, it took 25 minutes to get a slot,
strong sidescatter signals but difficult to break the US pile up!

Probably the most amazing event was hearing traces of Peter PY5CC working
V31PC, no hope of a contact on SSB and even CW would have to be very switched
on to have made it for the few minutes he and one other S.A. station was heard.

Afternoon propagation was also sparse, with only relatively short TEP to Japan
and Korea with the 21st of April being the best and longest, remaining open at
this location until 0800z! This opening had the deliberate 50.110.5 carrier
present. There has been virtually no early morning TEP [14~16z, seen in Cycle 21/22]
so far this cycle.

Even so 25 countries for this season was well worth doing just for the fun
and the single new entity!

73 and hear you all next equinox.
©opyright to Neville VK2QF, reproduction without consent is forbidden.



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Dec 2000: - Reporting closed season ends.

Nov 2000:
- 25th:* XE1KK/b 2308z.

24th:** JA7BEW, JA0GCI, JA8CCL/1, JJ1FIC, DS2KLF, JP2PIB, JA2ZS, JA9OJU/1, JA0CGO, JA2JMD, JA8GMZ, KH6SX, JG1LKO, JA8RCM, JF7GDN/7, K6ZH, N7CW, 7J7ADB, N6XQ, N7CW, FK/JI1JKW, AH8A/b, XE2UZL/b, XE1/G3SVD, XE1KK/b, ZL1VHF/b, 0013~0428z, to 599.

23rd:* XE1KK/b 2147~2250z, 559.

12th:* JA6AJT, JH3CBN, JA7JH, JA7OQ, VK4JH, JO6EDD, P29BPL/b, 45, 48, 49Mhz video, 0728~0853z.

11th:*** C21JH 0014z.

10th:**** C21JH 2223z, 4W6UN [hrd only] 0555z, 4W6UN/b 0538z, VK4JH, 3D2ER, YS1AG [hrd], YJ8UU, YS1AG, TI5BX, 0002~0021z.

9th:* ZL3MHB/b, ZL1VHF/b, 23z.

6th:* 3D2CM, KH7L, KH6SX, KH6HI/HME/b, 0337~0349z.

4th:** S59A reports hearing CQ at 0730z, loud 48/49Mhz video from 0637z.

Nov 2000: - 29th**** K5SW[hrd], K5ZX?[hrd], W7FG[hrd, K5SW[EM25], XE2EED, K0ETC, K0AZ[EM37], W0RT[EM27], W5HUQ[EM35], W7FG[EM26], K5SW, states in this opening that I know of, AR, KS, OK & MO, 0251~0331z.

20th* 7J6CCU [PL36], JH6EYL, JR2GQC, 7M4XEO, 0950~1143z.

19th* VK9NS 0923z, KH6SX 0424z, R1& 48Mhz Asian video 0640 onwards.

17th* 43.2 stateside pagers 2236z.

16th* Loud R1, ZL1 stations 0743z.

15th* Local E's to ZL & 48Mhz Asian video 0940~0950z only.

13th* Local E's with VK beacons in, 48Mhz Asian video, mobile r/ts, 0451~0930z.

11th** UAE video 0959~1320z, JA5GJN/4, JH4JPO, BV2SR, BV2DP, JH4JPO[hrd], JA1VOK, JH7IPR/6, JH1BBT, JH2QMT, JA2BZY, JE6DOI, JH1EHS[hrd], 0917~1308z, JR6SVW/VSP[hrd 0853z], EU video drops out at window time 08z, weak EU&R1 from 6z, JA8CCL/1, JA1OSN/7, JH4ADK, JA1JQY, JI1ALP, JJ1IDJ qso's around 3z, N6XQ/QXY/CA/XE2UZL/B[hrd] 0~0025z.

10th** NN7J[hrd], ZL4WA[hrd], XE2UZL/B XE1KK/B, ZL3TY[hrd by b/s], 2213~2359z, P29BPL/B 0520~0838z, VE7AGG reports possible meteor bursts of CW at 0224z.


8th***** NH6YK hrd, W4WTA, XE2EED, N6XQ 0002~0140z, 60deg, to 599.

7th***** KC8CC, K7JE, K4ZOO [hrd], W7RV, W3ZZ [hrd], N3YDT, W3ZZ[15,832km], WE4N, KA8OHM, W4YV, WZ8D, WB8XX, KC2TX/7, W4TJ, K4ZOO, W4TJ, K4ZOO, W4TJ, N3II[North of Washington] , N4MM, K4ZOO, KB4XK, W4MYA, W4MYA, states in this opening were OH, VA, AR, MD, AZ, HI & CA that I know of, NH6YK, JA2IGY/B[hrd], VK/ZL E's&b/s, 2038~2359z, 60deg, 559 to 599.

5th** JA6GCE 0943z,.

1st** Strong central Japan from 0219z.

Oct 2000: - 31st***** 9A1CMS, I4SJZ, IW0RGN, S59RE, IZ5CMG, I4SJZ, EH3ADW[QF47pf~JN11cq - 16,951km], IK5RLP, IW5BZQ, IK5QLO, IK5OEA, IK5YJY, IZ5EME, I4CIL, S59MA, I0AMU, IK0FTA, 9A3RE, I0WTD, I3LDS, IK4DRY, S52AB, I0JX, JA4MBM[hrd only], IZ2AAJ[hrd "JA only"], OM3LO, OM4FF, SP9CCD, OM3CM, SP9CCD, SQ9HYM, OE3WBA, IK2IQC, S59MA, IW2DMN, SP6OUL, OK1KT, IW2JMC, DL1DSW, S53X, IK2IQC, IV3ZOF, IK2OFO, SP9HWY, SP6GWB, IK2GSO, SP6GWB, DF3CB, VK8RAS/B[hrd], DL6UCW, DL9USA, SP6ASD, SP6GZZ/P, DJ2DA, DL6AMI, DL2HWA, DL1DTD, DL6AMI, DL3DXX, DL7AV, DK2EA, DJ3TF, OM3NY, 0818~1013z, 315 deg to 599+, 60 qso's the largest opening to Europe, average 115 seconds/contact, 62% CW the MAGIC MODE! T=142.

30th* JH4MGU, JR1ERU, JA1RJE, JA7EBT/1, JA6GWX to 599, T=150.

27th* HL5XF, JA8RC 0230z, QSB, T=155.

14th* JF2WXS, JR9DGU, JH1WHS, JH4EHF, JA1AUD, JE3KKC, JH0BQX, JE1RKX, 03z to 599, T=114,

10th* Snotel audible most days on 40.53Mhz from 21z, ZL 45Mhz video on b/s rarely heard.

8th* JN1ZST, JA0GCI, JH8NBJ, JA7YAF, 0330z to 599, T=157,

7th* JO1LVZ, JE2PUC/2, JH2HOL, JR9DGU, JN4MIV, JE7YNT, JF3KQA, JA9FFS, 01z, to 599, T=145.

3rd* JG2BRI SSB 5x9 2331z, VK4 & ZL video b/s from 2300z, T=140,

2nd* JA and strong Asian indicators 03-05z, T=142.


Sept 2000: - 29th* JR2HCB 2333z 599+.

8th* JO1VLZ, JH2UZB, JA7MQM, JI1ANI, JA1BWD, JE2GWO, JA1NGB, JE9WSD, JA5OG, JA1KBA, JA4JLT & V73AT 0028~0051z, 599, T=152.

Aug 2000: 20th* JI7NQW, JA8FRN, JA2TTO, 7J7ADB, JJ1NLR, JF7LBD, JA9CGR, JF7LBD 0826~0907z to S9 an amazing opening for

August at this location.

July - No propagation.

June 2000: 21st***** Ross 4W6UN/b from 04:27z and a qso when Ross kindly goes home to KOMORO South Dili to turn off the beacon and rise to S9+20db over 40 minutes, DXCC #100.

May 2000: - Reporting closed, season ends, exceptional events however maybe added.

6th***** JH1XUP, HL2WA, JA8LP/1, JE2IRC, JA8CFG, VK2EMA, 9V1UV, JI9DHY, JI1TTI, JA1FQA, JA7AB qso's 0500~0619z, R1 building from 0420z, Malay video on all offsets to S9+ 0443~0750z, strong E's enhancement with VK5/VK3SIX/b stations audible, T=133.

5th* T=122.

4th* JA8LP/1 hrd 0813z, R1 from 0246~0916z & some weak Malay video on 48Mhz, T=136,

3rd* T=115,

2nd* T=144,

1st* T=148,


April 2000: - 30th* JA1,2,4,7,8 qso's, 0633~0831z, R1 from 0310z, T=150,

29th* Malay video from 1150~1240z to S9, JA8OW 0904z qso, T=147,

28th* JH1GMP, JG3VEI qso's 0840z, R1 & 43.65 from 0820, E's to ZL from 0640z very strong, T=145,

27th* R1 from 0752z moderate strength, T=146,

26th* T=151,

25th*** VK1RX to 5x9 on b/s 2316z, TG9NX has difficulty hearing me at 2303z despite his signal at 5x9+!, XE1KK/b 2227~2355z, to 1550z ==> 9M2TO hrd 1446z 290deg weak, 9V1JA hrd from 1404~1425z 290deg weak, YB5QZ has difficulty hearing me at 1304z, R1 and Malay video building from 1253z, T=149,

24th* 43.65 from 2352z, ZL video on 45Mhz b/s from 2155z, XE1KK/b from 2235z, T=153,

23rd* Zl video b/s from 2126z, XE1KK/b from 2150z, Malay video from 0053z, 8J3JFX 0737z, T=152,

22nd* XE1AQY, XE1AQX, XE1AVM, XE1UN, from 2254~2307z to S9+, V73AT on TEP 2257z & strong, XE1KK/b 2123z, strong Malay video again 0144~0220z, 9M6SMC/b 0031z, FMw 49.3Mhz Indonesian B/C music/talk 0106z, Malay video from 0008z, T=156,

21st* XE1KK/b 2129~2248z, 9M6SMC/b 0120~0146z to 599, FmW 49.3 0112z, T=162,

20th* W7US, WA7KYZ, XE2HWB, N5JHV, XE1UN, XE1/NP2AQ & YV1DIG qso's from 2153~2349z, KH8/N5OLS & PJ2/WZ8D hrd only, VR2XMT, VR2BG, VR2XAV qso's to 1307z, no BY stations on during this opening a QSP via VR2XMT! HL5FL 1236z, JA1, & 4 also wkd, YB5QZ qso 1013z, R1 & Malay video from 0728~1335z, Malay video to 0140z & E's to VK8RAS 599++ T=160,

19th* 3D2AG qso 2323z, FO5DR/b 2304z, Mexican beacons from 2228z, Malay video 1450~1510z S9+, T=151,

18th* XE1/NP2AQ,
ZK2XO qso's 2245z, XE1KK/b from 2149z, JA1/2 qso's 1029z, T=150,

17th* V73SIX/b 2358 and 48.251.1 video, Mexican beacons from 2135z, PJ2/WZ8D 2133z, Malay video from 0816z to S9+, V73SIX/b, Malay video on 48.24.25.26Mhz to S9+ and weak R1 from 0012z, T=149,

16th* PJ2/WZ8D qso 2228z, V31PC and XE/b hrd from 2158z, T=153,

15th* V73SIX/B 2314z, Malay video on 48Mhz 0650 & 0110z to S9+, T=154,

14th* Spanish FMn & ZL video b/s 2208z, K6MIO/KH6 & KH6IAA qso's from 0849z, KH6/b's from 0840z, T=152,

13th***** EY8MM CW QSO@ 30wpm, Nodir also heard by Ross - 4W6UN visiting the VK2QF shack and audible from 0815~0953z, 330deg strong, R1& 48Mhz Malay video present, T=162,

12th* Strong stateside FMn on 48.26 0100z, weak Malay video from 0z, T=165,

11th* YB0ARA/9 qso on backscatter 2246z, 43.65 from the Philippines 2238z, ZF1DC heard 2237z, ZK2XO hrd, N6XQ/b hrd 2143z, K6DV qso 2142z, XE2UZL/b hrd 2138z, XE1BEF hrd 2137 onwards, AH8LG qso 2136 XE1KK/b 2117z, JA2XW JA5SQH qso's 1430z, T88JU hrd 1414z, YC5/PA2GFL qso 0156z, strong 49.3 FMn repeater keying 0153z to 300deg, YC1EHR hrd 0149z, P29BPL/b hrd 0110z, 9M2TO/b hrd from 0027~0115z, Malay TV audio on 53.74 hrd 0026~0140z, T88JU qso 0007z, YC1EHR at 599 not replying to calls on CW at 0000z, T=166,

10th** Strong 49.748 video 2320z, Malay video building from 2245z at 285deg, many FM services audible from Asia to 50.1Mhz, Wagga video in Spain at 21z, BQ9P heard on meteor extension 1233z, T88JU qso 1148z, YC1EHR hrd 0200z, YC1EHR qso 0131z, YB5QZ qso 0038z, YC5/PA2GFL 599 0030z, JR2HCB 0034z, T88JU 350deg 5x9, P29BPL/b & VK8RAS/b on E's from 0006z, 9M2TO/b 0036~0153z, Strong Malay 48 video to 0210z, T=170,

9th***** Strong Malay video from 2248z, VP5VAC 2333z 100deg not strong, XE1/JA8EFY 2313z 90deg 599, J87AB 2259z 115deg not strong, YB0ARA/9 30deg on scatter 2229z 559, W6XI 2152z 60 deg, 9M2/JI1ETU CW & SSB qso's 0123z, YF1OO 0056z 285deg 5x9, FO0TOH hrd/path North of true heading at 85deg, ZK2XO 0001z 90deg 5x9, T=176,

8th***** FO0TOH hrd/path North of true heading at 85deg, XE2UZL/B 2331Z onwards & XE1KK/B from 2115z, VP6BR 2249z, XE1/JA8EFY hrd 2241z, XE1/SM0OUG hrd to 2311z, AH8LG 2247z 5x9, V31PC 2235z 5x9, TG9NX 2205z 5x9, TG9AJR hrd 2204z, W5UWB wkd 2142z, W6JKV/5 hrd 2150z, Asian 48 & 49mhz video to 1140z, V73AT S9 plus 1103z, JE8CIC 0608z 330deg, 9M2TO/b hrd 0604z, both 9M2 West Malaysian beacons heard to 0223z at S9 plus, YC5/PA2GFL on CW & SSB from 0137z strong!, TI7WA 0033z, T=176,

7th***** K6QXY wkd 2335z, VP6BR 2247& 2303z 30 deg wkd by side scatter only, T=119.
Reporting closed until the 7th of April 2000.

March 2000: - Reportign closed until the 31st of March 2000,

24th** WA6KLK hrd 2353z, K6QXY wkd 2348z 60deg 559, strong TEP to Japan 2319z, XE1KK/b 2256~2308z to 599+, 44.38 Spanish FMn 2136z, weak ZL b/s 2109z, T=164,

23rd** N6XQ wkd 2327z 60deg 559, XE1KK/b 2247~2323z 559, Zl 45Mhz b/s from 2122z, R1 building from 0735z, 9M6BAA/B hrd 0733~0739z 290deg 319, weak 48.239.5 0040z, Strong Hokkaido stations on 6m from 0113z, R1, strong Russian FMn 49.224.5 & various 48mhz Asian video from 0040z, T=167,

22nd* Weak R1/49.224.5 to end of day, Muf to 43.65 2210z, V73SIX/B qsb by 0020z,

21st* V73SIX/B hrd 2344z, Weak ZL video b/s 44.2 & 43.65 2330z, weak 40.53 2105z, Strong R1 & 43.65 0807~1020z, R1 & 43.65 from 0115z, T=151,

20th***** Weak indicators to 45mhz ZL video at 2147z, 9M6BAA worked 0527z 290deg CW@30WPM
, 9M6BAA /B hrd 0510~0611z, very strong R1 & 48.249 video 0316~0715z 315deg, V73SIX/b 0138~0221z, T=153,

19th* V73SIX/b 0138~0221z, Muf to 45mhz ZL b/s at 2233z, 43.65 0120z, T=156,

18th* R1 0119z, Strong muf to 40mhz 0040z, long path incidence at this point is not an overall good sign for the quality of the solar cycle, T=153,

17th* Mass E's & ZL muf to 55mhz by 1912z, T=154,

16th* 43Mhz 2246z, weak 35mhz at 2012z, 49.758.2 0204z 0deg, T=152,

15th* Strong 40Mhz at 2330z, ZL has LP to EH @2100z, Muf to 36Mhz by 1938z, T=148,

14th** Band showing daily improvement with this being the first F2 for the equinoctial season, JA8RC 599 0237z, K6QXY hrd 0104z, V73SIX/B 0052~0217z, Strong R1 on b/s at 45 deg from 0040z, T=154,

13th* 48.240 Malay video from 23:51z, 43.65 Philippines strong at 22:50z, weak 35mhz pager by 1936z, weak 48Mhz video 0740z & Ja's on 6m, 43.65 from 0124z, strong ZL 45Mhz b/s 0044z, T=108,

12th* Daily peak 2230~2300z, weak 43.65 0122z, T=108,

11th* ZL2TPY hrd 2258z, 44.2 [US] 2238z, ZL 45Mhz b/s 2225z, weak 40.53 2028z, Zl 45Mhz b/s& other indicators QSB by 0350z, T=136,
10th* Zl 45Mhz b/s 2310z, 43.65 2230~2345z 5x9, R1 and 44.45Mhz 0305~0420z, T=151,

9th* *
R1 to S9 & 43.65 0035z,T=117,

8th*
ZL video b/s 2355z to S9, strong 43/44Mhz Stateside indicators 2202~2340z, opening peaking 2235z, T=122,

7th* Weak Zl 45Mhz video b/s & 43.65 0120z, T=107,

6th* Weak 40.53Mhz 2108z, IPS T=164,

5th* HL1LTC / DS2SMU & JA1,3, 8 worked, EU 48Mhz video 0634~0827z 345Deg to S9, Strong ZL video B/s 0120z, IPS T=166,

4th* solid MUF to 40.6Mhz 2244z, 40.53 from 2115z IPS T=148,

3rd* IPS T=147,

2nd* Strong R1 & weak SE Asian 48Mhz video 0340~0530z, IPS T=126,

1st* Strong ZL video on E's from 0922z, R1 and JH0HZO heard 0620z, NA indicators to 40Mhz and weak ZL video b/s from 0120z onwards, IPS T=139. Predicted T index for March is 131.

February 2000: - 29th Strong NA indicators to 40Mhz prior to UTC day,

26th** Band improving daily toward the equinox, Strong JA qso's 0400~0449z, 43.65 & R1 building from 0100z, ZL video b/s from 0050z,

23rd* R1 & 43.65 from 0150z, ZL video b/s, 43.850 from 0045z,

22nd* Strong R1, weak 48.239.6 & JA8's 0215z,

21st* 7J7ADB S9+ 0306Z,

20th*** Major TEP to Japan with very strong signals 11 qso's [SSB 5x9] and 107 qso's [CW 599] 0258~0520z, strong 43.649 and R1 also from 0115z,

18th* HL5XF 0310z 5x9 [heard for over 1 hour at this strength! so where oh where is a "BY" station?], JA0, 1,2,7,8,9 wkd, mystery 49.224.5 carrier again which is also audible in Japan and strong R1 video 0150~0420z and weak 48.24,25,26 0240~0310z 340deg,

15th* XE1KK/B 0215z, widespread E's,

11th* 7J7ACV 0233z 340deg, Strong R1 and FMn on 49.224.5 with a periodic [now] male voice ident, 0254~0450z,

10th* HL1LTC 0445z 599, Strong R1 and FMn on 49.224.5 with a periodic female voice ident, 0410~0550z,

7th* HL5XF 0428z [hrd], JA0, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 0332~0345z 18 x 599 qso,

5th*JR2HCB 0009z 599,

4th* JH0INP 0634z 599,

2nd* XE1KK/B 0139~0209z, TI5BX 0146z 90deg 5x9,

1st XE1BEF [hrd "QRZ-CW"] 0031z .

January 2000: - 31st* KH6/Beacons and AH6MIO/KH6 0403z 45deg 5x9,

30th***** XE1BEF [hrd] 2336z, XE1KK/B 2331z, FO5DR/b 0013~0227z, FO5DR 0121 & 0131z 100deg 599, W1LP/MM [EK51] 0116z 90deg 5X9, XE1UN [hrd], HR1RMG 0044z 95deg 5x9,

29th*** XE1KK/B from 2327z, XE1/SM0OUG 2323z 90 deg 559, JA Beacons 0236~0411z, TI5BX 0208z, TI5KD 0203z [hrd only], W1LP/MM 0206&0158z, TI7WA/4 0150z, HP3XUG [hrd only 0042~0105z], FO5DR/b 0054~0307z 96deg to 599,

27th* JA 0,1,2 330deg to 599,

24th* JA2,4,5,6 0815z 330 deg to 599,

20th* P29KFS 0301z 360 Deg 5x9, P29BPL/B 0827z 360 Deg,

10th*** HP3XUG 0030 106deg 559,

8th** 3D2AG/r 0219z 65deg 5x5.

The contact to HR1RMG is probably a HR~VK first, [tnx Rene].


VK2QF Summer-solstice/Autumn-equinox Seasonal Summary 01/12/1999 ~ 06/05/2000
QSO Total: 376 

QSO Totals By DXCC:

Japan Australia Marshall Is Hawaii New Caledonia Costa Rica USA Am-Samoa Grenadines
258   5         2           3      1             13         14  2        1   
 
Mexico Korea New Zealand N-Antilles N-Guinea /MM Honduras Rotuma Fiji Niue
14     6     3           2          2         3  1        1      1    2  

Belize West Malaysia East Malaysia Tajikistan Venezuela Tahiti Singapore
2      2             1             3          2         2      1    

Pitcairn Is Indonesia Nicaragua Turks&Caicos Palau Hong Kong Panama
3           11        2         1            3     3         4  


Heard only: Marqueses

CW = 260 (69%) SSB = 116 (31%) Seasonal Performance:
This is the season "that never ended" so exceptional that many trans Pacific contacts were made during December and January contrary to the usual conditions for the Solstice season. During this period the intense Sporadic E gave Australian stations on Six metres access to the TEP occurring in the mid Pacific. Just whether there was E on the Eastern end of the contacts I am not sure. Rare is the circumstance from this location that a foreign station is heard working another! An example of this was for me to follow ZL2TPY to work HP2CWB, both having been audible for some time!

The early stage of the equinox was poor at this location with only short TEP events to Japan and the occasional appearance of the Kwajelein beacon. Indicators for this period were also low in strength.

Prior to closing down the station on the 26th of March for 12 days two nice scatter qso's were made with East Malaysia and The Chesterfield Islands.

During the period from the 26th of March until the 7th of April activity was continued on 6M from East Timor.

Openings from this location to the Pacific during mid April were short lived mainly and the indicators were weaker than in previous cycles. Several scatter qso's were made into the Pacific with a heading many degrees North of direct heading, really showing that the propagation that existed was confined to the Geomagnetic equator and not much East or West of it for quality propagation.

Carribbean openings to Turks & Caicos, The Grenadines and Cayman Atoll were very very brief and easily overlooked from this location. Central America however was frequent and strong in the openings, especially Mexico. At this point there is no more countries in the mainland of Central America for me to work, with HR1RMG being the last one.

Typically the propagation did provide a standard F2 event each day from 2230z onwards into South East Asia. This saw the West Malaysian beacons in at high strength for 1½ hours and the East Malaysian beacon also for a shorter time. This path became later each day and still existed into May when with Spordic E assistance at as late as 0530z Selva 9V1UV was worked at high strength by myself and others for 40 minutes.

Only three useful evening TEP openings occurred at this latitude. On the 13th with Ross 4W6UN in the shack we heard "MM" in cw, then EY8MM next callsign sequence at 30WPM. Unusually Nodir EY8MM was working into Japan and was audible for 1½ hours. The evening of the 20th saw propagation last until 1550z and nice contacts into Hong Kong.

Postscript:  Sporadic E for June continued! With high solar conditions winter E saw a classic path with the North Queensland and Port Moresby beacons in then the 4W6UN/b from 04:27z and a qso when Ross kindly goes home to KOMORO South Dili to turn off the beacon and rise to S9+20db over 40 minutes, DXCC #100. Ironically the beacons all disappeared around 0425z , fortunately the last one had been turned off by Ross 4W6UN as he sat down at the equipment to call!

A long season with 3,494 qso's in both logs for the period it's time to do something else for a while! But...

73 and hear you all next equinox.

©opyright to Neville VK2QF, reproduction without consent is forbidden.


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Format: Date - Day report, Time Bearing signal strength.

December 1999: - 27th** P29KFS 0903z 360deg 5x3,

27th** P29KFS 0903z 360deg 5x3,

15th* * HL5XF & JA's heard from 0220z, TI2KI 0014z [running 2 watts] 110deg 5x5!,

14th Definetely another ***** day on six, TI2KI, TI5BX 2342~2344z 110deg to S9, XE2EED 0156z, 3F3XUG 0130z, WB6AAG 0126z, HP2CWB 0119z, K6QXY [hrd 0116], WB6AAG 0108z, HP2CWB 0103z, TI2NA/B 0051-0129z, TI5BX 0031z, TI2ALF 0029z, TI2KI 0027z, TI2RPT 0026z, TI5KD 0024z, TI7WA/4 0022z [CW] 110 deg mostly S9, N5JHV [hrd] 0008z,

13th Definetely a ***** day on six, YN1SW [SSB] 2346z, YN1SW 2344 [CW] 100 deg 599, K6MYC [hrd] 2330z, ZL3JT 2313z, ZL4WA 2306z, XE1BEF [hrd] 2211~2337z, XE2UZL/B & XE1KK/B 2203z.

The contact with Nicaragua YN1SW [Tnx Steve] is probably a YN-VK first.

Daily reporting closed unless a significant event ocurrs, 73 to all until February 2000.

November 1999: - Six metre season ENDS.

30th** SNOTEL LONG PATH 1046~1104z 300 deg to S9, VK8VF/B and many Asian/Russian HH phones on 48/49Mhz 1040z, VK6JQ [hrd] 0953z, VK8MS wkd 1017z, ZL3NE wkd 0817z, ZL3TY wkd 0155z,

27th** Central Japan in again 1237z, various R/ts and mobile phones 49/50Mhz 0950~1020z, 46.885 Russian speaking HH phone 0924z, SNOTEL [40.53Mhz] on long path to 0944z, VK6JQ, VK3OT on scatter 0830z, VK8RAS/B 0820z onwards, 58 JA1,2,3,7,8,0, QSO'S 0249~0418z,

14th
* HL5KAS & JF2KOZ worked, R1 & E3 [48.239.6, 249.9, 251.4] 1118~1344z 300 deg to S9,

11th * HL3IUA hrd 0209z,

8th*** No Europeans heard at this QTH from observation and calling every 20 seconds on CW between 0806~1112z, FK8CA wkd 0906z, KH6IAA, N0KE/KH6, K6MIO/KH6 0707z 45deg to S9, JA1,2,3,0 wkd 0350~onwards, KH6EQI/KH6HI beacons 0335z 45deg 559, Strong JA's 03-04z, R1 by 0150z and KH6/Bs & N0KE/KH6, KH6SX around 0321 onwards, Noted an odd FSK "chirper" at 90 deg 0028z this is not a continious tx [bursts of 30 seconds],

7th*** Wkd XE1BEF AT 2257, XE1KK/B - XE2UZL/B @ 2248z, sporadic E in the S Pacific,

5th***** KH4/W4ZYV [Midway IS] worked 0338z 25deg, Intense E's to North VK4 0208z 0deg 5x9+, Weak R1 & 43.65 by 0046z,

4th**** Strong 35mhz pagers at 2124z, First European station HEARD signing F2TA 50.110 CW at exactly 0845z ultra weak 6 seconds 300 deg, Pulser heard on 50.139 & 50.033 at 0810 & 0841z 15 deg & 300 deg, R1 massive in strength by 0758z plus E3's weak on all offsets, R1 building from 0655z, JA2, 7, 9, 0 wkd 0209~0402z 6 Qso, JS6BLS Okinawa 0159z.

October 1999: - 31st * JE2WXS 0245z,

28th* Strong R1& E3 [49.747.6/48.239.6], only signal heard was JA6YBR/B 1018z, 0813~1044z 330 deg,

25th
40.53Mhz Stateside/Central America data in at 2150z, 8 JA qso's 0340z, Zl video on backscatter from 0022z 60deg,

24th** Hokkaido worked at 0110z,  V73SIX/V73AT hrd from 0100z, Zl video on backscatter from 0040z 60deg,

19th ** Strong R1, weak 47.749.6 video & JR6HI and other PL36 stations 0850z,

17th*** 51 JA QSO's 0211~0441z 315 deg all 599, CW on 50.095 heard in Arizona at 0320z, Weak 48.249/47.749 video 285deg, strong R1 from 0144z,

10th** V73SIX/B 0039~0154z, V73AT wkd 0050z, 35 deg, 559,

6th** JE7NYQ, JJ3AZA, JA5XZL, JH0HQP, JA3EA, JJ2GMH, JE3BEA/9, 0315z, 330deg, to 559,

4th** HL5XF, JF2WXF, JH1WHS, JH1BLX 0344~0402z 330deg 559, Weak R1 with QSB 0243z,

1st* 35mhz pagers.

September 1999: - 30th* 43.65 m/s 2239z,

5th* Weak R1 0444z.

August 1999: - 29th* V73SIX/B to 0100z & weak R1 0400z,

28th** V73SIX/B 2354z, V73AT wkd 2257z 559 to 599 plus,

24th*43.649 m/s 0207z.


VK2QF Spring equinox Seasonal Summary 01/08/1999 ~ 30/11/1999
QSO Total: 208 

QSO Totals By DXCC:

Japan Australia Marshall Is Hawaii New Caledonia
185   8         2           5      2
 
Mexico Korea New Zealand Midway Is 
1      2     2           1 

CW = 194 (94%) SSB = 14 (6%)

Seasonal Performance:

The season reflects the late stage of solar cycle ascent to the peak. Unusually the solar rotation for the end of August produced excellent conditions in the Pacific on the 29th. Standard Class 1 T.E.P. followed this into September with openings to Japan and Korea, however the next solar rotation was poor with only brief openings of low grade for the month. The following solar rotation for October saw excellent Class 1 T.E.P. with very strong and active openings to Japan [17th, the 19th to Okinawa].

Early November saw Class 1 & 2 T.E.P. with the openings extending to 14:30z. Unidentified European signals were heard for 2 minutes on the 4th of November. No other European signals were heard in the Six metre band despite extensive suggestion from out of band Video signals, especially 48.239.6 on a bearing of 315 degrees. From 20:00z onwards for the first two weeks of November indicators crossed the Pacific, especially the 35 and 43Mhz pager systems from the America's. The season ended with extensive sporadic E enhanced F2 and T.E.P. propagation, daily the Alice Springs beacon was audible for long periods. This mode saw out of band video signals from S.E. Asia and the Middle East on the 27th & 30th of November with a Long Path indicator [SNOTEL 40.529Mhz] 06:43~09:24z and 10:22z respectively. Maximum distance this season for a confirmed contact was 12,779Km to XE1BEF [DK89]. It is possible that the conditions that saw extensive European contacts in Novemer will be repeated in the early days of December and that the E's linking will provide transcontinental paths to the America's on the first three days of the New Year.

Summary:

Overall the season has had it's difficulties with "higher the latitude the less the opportunity" to access any propagation. It's probable that stations better equipped but further South did not have as much luck with this season as I did. Other than T.E.P, signals were weak and CW proved useful. January and February 2000 will probably see more European contacts and as Solar Cycle 23 peaks March and April may well be a repeat [of the "shock" 50Mhz can deliver to the newcomer] similar to 1989.

73 and hear you all next equinox.

COPY RIGHT NEVILLE MATTICK VK2QF. DUPLICATION PERMITTED PROVIDED ONLY THAT ORIGINAL SOURCE IS ACKNOWLEDGED FROM THIS REPORT.


July 1999: - No monitoring.

June 1999: - No monitoring.

May 1999: - 21st* Strong ZL 45mhz video E's 0300z onwards,

20th* Strong ZL 45mhz video E's 0300z onwards,

5th* Weak R1 0750~0900z 300deg.

April 1999: - 17th* R1 from 0315z and Aurora from Southern signals, especially ZL and local video, Hokkaido and central JA qso's. ZL video in on E's from 0800z and 48Mhz Malaysian video from 0846~1200z,

16th* TEP 0850~1025 to China / Eastern Russia, 24 x R1 carriers identified at the peak, 320 deg no amateur signals,

12th* R1 & 48.260.3 48.248.9 48.239.6 JA6LZG JF4SJT JH6WHN JR3NZC JA4CQS wkd 0930z,

11th** V73AT wkd 2309z, heard TI5KD & XE1KK/B 2230z, Short JA opening 0857~1000z 23 qso's 559,

10th*** Exceptional TEP to Japan from 0459~0613z 71 stations worked and high activity levels on the band from Japan,

8th** Strong R1 and weak 48.239.6 from 0350~0500z HL5XF JA1,3,5,8 and 0427z T88CW ('Mine') HL1LTC, 310deg, strong,

6th** VK2VC (gw 5X9) XE1/SM0KAK XE1/SM0OUG & XE1KK/B around 2319z 45deg strong, 48.239.6 video 0640z 310deg and R1 plus JA7ZMA/B 0350z 350deg,

4th* XE1KK/B 2310~2323z 45deg strong.

March 1999: - 31st***** HL5XF JA0SUQ/JD1 Marcus Id JR6QWW Ryuku Id JD1BIA Ogasawara Id BV2PU Taipei and JR6GV all worked plus Okinawa beacon JR6YAG from 0757~1050z 15~320deg CW signal strength,

26th***** T33 Banaba Island (wkd) break into inter-island qso between T33RD and VK0YQS/9 after 0300z,

22nd*** Tep Japan JA1,1,2,6,7,8,9,0 x 39 qso's HL2DJW (hrd) HL5XF (wkd) all around 599, V73SIX/b on scatter from 0243~0340z,

21st* Northern JA 0256~0315z,

20th*** Solid TEP to Japan 50 qso's to all call areas 0252~0434z 330deg 559~599,

11th* HL5XF 0305z (wkd), strong JA's from 0220z, R1 audible 0130z,

10th*** ZL2TPY 2251z with overnight E's, W1LP/mm grid EK94 en route to Panama on an oil tanker 2153z (wkd), XE1KK/B 2152z, W1LP/mm 2130z (hrd), 49.757.2 49.752.2 49.751.2 49.750.4 49.748.5 49.746.2 48.250.87 Asian video from 1120~1216z, 45 ZL video ZL2TPY 1054z, R1 x many 48.260.0 48.250.0 48.239.5 JE1BMJ JM1IGJ JH1WHS JA6LZG JE6NVJ JH1CHA JA1ANP JH6TYD 0630~0840 330deg fair,

3rd** R1 x many 48.259.8 48.239.4 HL5XF JA8RC unid' SSB qso (Chinese? non amateur 50.150 0245z) JF7WTI JA8CEA JI8PDN JK8FGX JA8KSZ VK2BE VK2FLI JA8QX HLFXF JA5JUG JH0BQX JA8GMZ 0228~0508z 330deg strong,

2nd*** First Stateside r/t's and pagers to 43Mhz this cycle, 2230z~2320z.

February 1999: -18th Indices 190 15 01, JA7AMK JH7ZMN JR7RAZ JR0AZO JA9IPF 0301z 325deg 519, JA3EGE hrd,

16th 49.750.5 49.749.5 49.748.0 Zl video (E's) 43.649 JR2HCB JK1BQS, 0241 330deg weak,

15th 49.758.5 49.750.8 49.749.5 49.746.0 49.743.8 47.743.3 JA8TSG JH8LCV JA8CEA JA3EMV JK7QJK 7J1AEJ/7 JH1WHS JA1YQH JA1CPZ JA1EZP, JE7NQJ/b JR1ZYK/b JA2IGY/b JR0YEE/b HL5XF hrd, 0205z~ 0400+z strong, 44.450 r/t? 43.000 r/t,

14th 49.742.0 49.748.0 49.750.1 49.751.6 49.752.8 43.849 43.649 JA dogpile 50.113 to T88, VK2VC VK4BRG/b hrd 0600~0650z, VK7KXA wkd 50.200/50.225 as per band plan/local contact 0146z,

13th 49.749.2 48.239.5 47.749 45Zl Video 43.649 40.693 0310z~0550z, VK8RAS/b hrd,

6th JH0HQP reports VK/ZL tv, weak R1 45Mhz ZL tv 43.650 0310z,

5th ZL 45Mhz tv 40.693 0215z,

3rd 45Mhz ZL tv, 43.650 m/s 0120z,

1st 40.693 0153z.

January 1999: - 22nd 47.749.3 video 43.85 & 43.65 Asian TEP 0205z,

1st~21st Inactive due to excess NON BAND PLAN local activity on 50.110.


VK2QF Autumn equinox Seasonal Summary 01/02/1999 ~ 30/04/1999
QSO Total: 281  

QSO Totals By DXCC:  

Japan Australia Marshall Is Ogasawara Is Marcus Is
256   4         2           1            1 

Banaba Mexico Belau Taiwan New Zealand
2      2      1     1      2 
Korea Caribbean Sea 
7     2 

CW = 259 (92%) SSB = 22 (8%)

Seasonal Performance:

The season reflects the early pre peak stages of a solar cycle ascent. Classic of this at 32.75 degrees South are brief East-West longitudional aligned pipes. An example of this would be W1LP/MM in the Caribbean Sea off the East Coast of Nicaragua and the regular reports of the Mexican beacons. Best Dx on this mode was hearing traces of unworkable signals from WP4O > 15000km.

Other contacts on the local F2 were infrequent, notably T3 and T8. As yet this mode of straight propagation (non "super F") did not extend much more than 15 degrees West of North so far this cycle.

Only two workable sporadic E events can be recalled, one to New Zealand and the second to North Queensland. The Sporadic E event on the evening (March 31 0800~1100z) unusually linked to Super F mode TEP with second departure from North Queensland. It was this opening that resulted in 5 countries (Japan-JR6 etc) worked in that period all in the difficult region 24 degrees North. Significant inasmuch that contacts from this location are uncommon to 32 degrees South along with a brief combination of modes and high levels of focussing leads to a narrow window of opportunity per contact. Standard TEP modes I and II were quite predictable and especially the openings of 20/3, 21/3, 22/3,10/4 and 11/4/1999. During these openings video signals from West China and Russia were common. In the classic window of 0700~1100z numerous transmitters were heard on many days from Malaysia,The Middle East and Europe(esp 48.239.6 JN39).

Summary:

Simply an outstanding season for an average VK2 station and operator in a poor location, given the current point on the solar graph. Two new countries worked and a good spread of contacts from East to North. Activity levels especially on TEP to Japan were good and general operating decorum was high. A proactive approach to dx was taken by trying to be available in most openings.

73 and hear you all next equinox.

COPY RIGHT NEVILLE MATTICK VK2QF. DUPLICATION PERMITTED PROVIDED ONLY THAT ORIGINAL SOURCE IS ACKNOWLEDGED FROM THIS REPORT.



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December 1998: - 19th 47.220 46.740 46.8 43.650 39.58 Spanish Afrikaan and French r/t's, 41.7, 40.43 & 40.25 m/scatter 0930~1000z 225~270deg,

13th XE 1KK/B 2349z, 35Mhz pagers 2210z, 49.750.1 49.750.4 0511z 315deg 5x5, FK8CA VK9NS hrd 0300z, XE1/SM0KAK XE2UZL/B KH6HME/B KH6HI/B hrd 0039~0250 KH6SX NH6YK wkd,

7th 48.260.0 48.239.6 0342z 310deg 559,

6th 55.250.3 49.753.6 49.750.1 49.748.6 49.745.8 48.250.0 00~0750z,V73AT 0036 30Deg,

5th 55.260 55.249.9 55.240.1 JA2IGY/B JA1ZYK/B VK2QF CW heard in BP51 by KL7SIX 2340Z.

November 1998: - 23rd 49.935 48.415 48.410 48.40 48.325 48.10 Cordless phones SE Asian 48.250.0 Video 47.499 FMn pulse 45.250 45.260 ZL video 42.999, 0935~1010z 285deg 5x5,

21st 49.751.0 49.758.5 48.239.6 48.260.3 47.749.3 46.5 43.849 43.649, 7J1AEJ/7(Alias KG6DX) 7J7ACX(Alias KG6JDX) HL5XF JA1 2 5 7 9 0 FK8CA V73AT HL5XF & HL5TP 0212~0613z 599,

14th 43.649 ZL 45Mhz video Es 49.750.1 0125~0900z, HL5XF 0736z, WWV 0900 numbers ~ 135(SF) 44(A) 5(K),

13th JA1ZYK/B, JH0HZO 0542z, Enhanced muf to 40Mhz & weak R! video 0010~1100z, ZL 45Mhz TV Es.

12th 47.749.3 48.239.5 48.239.8 48.250.0 48.255.1 48.260.0 49.742.7 49.748.2 49.749.6 49.750.0 49.750.1 49.751.2 49.752.8 video's, 48.000-49.000 48.075 48.400 FMnr/ts & repeaters from Asia, 48.075 48.400, 49.460 49.575 49.680 49.877.8 cordless telephones from Asia 0652~1122z 275 to 330deg 5x9 largest event this cycle to the NW with rapidly varying video frequencies as propagation changed by the minute, peaking 0900 to 1000z, VK8AH 0927z, VK2EMA 0110z, VK4DO VK4ABW/B (hrd) 0121z, ZL 45 Mhz video via Es & Asian r/ts to 40Mhz 0040z, VK8RAS/B 0029~1050z,

11th - 35 and 36Mhz ZL 45Mhz all offsets via Es, stateside signals,

9th Enhanced Auroral muf, WWV 0900z NUMBERS ~ 153(SF) 47(A) 06(K), brief bursts of R1 video, all 45Mhz ZL videos, 43.849 (burst tx), 37.1 36.3 36.05 36.0 35.65 French and Arabic speaking r/ts 0712~1040z 135~225deg, no response to calling on 50.11 CW during this entire period.

6th 49.746.3 49.750.1 49.754.0 49.758.5, JA7ZMA/B JR0YEE/B JA1ZYK/B, JA1QXY JH8LCV JS1MPX JE2HOL JA2FGL JR1IOS JA0GLM/0 JA7JVY JA1QND JH1SWD 0323~0358z 559,

3rd 2226z 35Mhz stateside pager,

2nd 42.679 43.649 43.849 49.750.1 49.745.8 0305~0420z 5x5, JH1WHS 50.110 hrd 519,

1st JE3KVT 0510z hrd, 49.750.1 0450z onwards, Asian r/ts to 40Mhz 0305z.

October 1998: - 31st 35Mhz stateside pagers 2240z 5x9,

30th 48.239.6 0722~0743z 270deg 5x9, 43.849 47.749.3 JA8 & JA0 JA7ZMA/B hrd 529 49.750.3 Asian r/ts to 40Mhz 0210~0258z, VK4JH Es 50.110 0134z 5x9 hrd,

29th 49.750.1 0324~0450z 330deg weak,

21st 49.750.1 49.752.0 48.250.0 0325~0415z 300deg 5x5,

20th 49.745.6 49.746.2 49.748.2 49.749.8 49.750.1 49.751.1 0948~1040z 330deg 5x9,

19th 49.745.8 49.750.0 42.999 0130z 330deg 5x5,

18th 35~40Mhz Asian r/ts 2210z 5x9,

17th 35Mhz stateside pagers 2210z,

15th 49.750 43.849 42.999 Asian TEP indicators 0120z,

14th 35Mhz stateside pagers 2105z, ?CW 50.110 0900z & ?CW 50.105 0912z 330deg 319, Es extension VK8RAS/B 0850z 559, FMn r/t 50.060 0846z 300deg 4x1,48.239.5 48.249.7 48.249.8 48.259.8 48.260.3 49.204.9 49.624 49.742.5 49.748.1 49.749.1 49.750.0 49.750.4 49.751.5 49.755.4 0555z~0947z 340deg 599, 42.229, drift nets 43.519 43.649 43.849 0140z 300deg,

13th 35Mhz stateside pagers, 35~40Mhz Asian indicators 2250z,

11th 35Mhz stateside pagers and many 35~40Mhz Asian indicators 0018z,

9th 35 to 40Mhz Central American and American indicators 2145z~2345z, JA2IGY/B JA6YBR/B 559, JA4SVS JH4EHF/4 JA6VA JJ4DQY JF6VRT JA6LPW JF4ETK JA5GJN/4 JA4XPT JE6NVJ 1000~1032z 599, 48.235.9(drifting) 48.238.4 48.239.5 48.260.3 49.741.9 49.745.7 49.748.1 49.749.9 49.751.8 49.753.0 49.755.6 49.760.9 55.250.0 0940~1140z 5x9 330deg, 45Mhz ZL video b/s from 0100z 5x5,

8th
49.749.7 49.750.0 49.755.6 0215z 325deg 5x9, JA4ZA JE0NWC JH0INP JA9CGR JA1RFF JR2HCB JE0NWC JA7OQ JA7ZMA/B 0340~0410Z 529, 48.239.5 48.249.8 0005z 315deg 5x9, 49.750 0032z 330deg 5x5, 45Mhz ZL tv first b/s this equinox 0105~0640z, 35.64 43.040 44.4(Fmn Spanish r/t) 0110z 60deg 5x5, 43.519 43.534 drift nets (L62 & C61) 0142z 559, 43.65 43.85 Asian pulse 0110z 5x5,

7th 35Mhz pagers (California?) 2210z,

6th Muf to 40Mhz asian indicators 0200z

1st 49.746.3 49.750.6 49.751.0Mhz from 0248~0415z 330deg mod strong, 44.450 43.650 43.000Mhz also very strong and excess indicators below 42Mhz.

September 1998: - 28th Quiet from 0000z except solar radio bursts 28/50mhz,

27th Muf to 40Mhz 2230z, 48.239.6 48.250.0 49.745.5 49.748.2 49.748.4 49.750.1 0905~1040z 315 deg strong, 49.750 0140~0520z 320 deg weak,

26th
Muf to 40mhz 2300z 330deg, 49.749.7, 48.250.0 video 0120z around 330deg,

25th JA8NAE JA5JUG HL5XF JA7ZMA/B JR0YEE/B JO1WKO JH7BZR JF8XRM JF2KIV 559 2200~0020z, YB0ARA/9 2350z 559, Muf to 39mhz at 2100z peaking 330deg, 49.747.4 49.749.7 49.758 49.759.6mhz video from 2125z, JA1RJU 0850z 519, 44 45 46 indicators & 49.750mhz tv from 0755z, muf to 39mhz from 0200z,

21st Muf to 43mhz bearing 320 deg 0200z,

20th VOA harmonic and land mobiles 32~39mhz from 2200z, 49.750 video from 0150z to 0344z, JA3EPA JF2HVL JA1RJU JA3EGE 0205z 559,

8th 49mhz video from 0512z, muf to 35 mhz daily around change of utc day.

August 1998: - ZL tv heard on occasions, muf to 35 mhz most days late in month.

July 1998: - Zl tv heard on occasions.

June 1998: - NIL.

May 1998: - NIL.

April 1998: - 29th JK3BLD JN3ONX JK1BQH 0815z 559,

28th JI3KDH JR9RKV JA3EGE JF2RDG JA5SEI JR3EOI 7K4BPT JE1RXJ JF2HEV JA5QJD JA1GTF JA6GT JK1BQS JH9UYZ 7L1VET JA1AUD JR6ORC JA2ZS JR6GV JR6QWW JF2SKV JF3IPR/3 JR6GV JR6VDU 7J6CDP JR6QWW JR6GV 7J6CCU JR6HI JA6VU JM1IGJ JA6VU 0757~0954z 599 5x9,

13th JE0NWC JG2BRI JM3VJH JG2BRI 0435z 5x9 559,

12th V73AT 0027z 559,

10th JA6LZG JA2CXF JG2AJK 7K4BPT JI2EVL JA4KFA JA6GT JA1BWA JA5EXW JF1KKV JR3HED JA6GT JG2TSL JH4UCR JI1FXS JA4EHF/4 JA4GXW JJ7FVN JI1FXS JH0HGA JA6SW JA1KTZ HL5/JA6SWA JA7STQ JH4RCD/1 JH4KYA JA6KXY JA1BWA JE0SKP JA9IPF JA1SJV 7M3UST JL4BSE JA4SVS JG2MLI JA4MBM JA9QJD JG3QYJ JJ1BTQ JA0MGR JJ2IVP JF2WXS JE1PNC JH4MHE JR2SEN JE2LPC JA4RF JA2TBS JA0GLM JA4LKB JI3CLR JA9WKE JA6LPW JF2VNV JH4DIT 0838z~1055z 559.

March 1998: - 29th HL1LTC DS1BJU OL1LSV DS1EXX 0500z 5x9, JA8BZL JH8UQJ JH8LCV 0520z 599,

25th JG2BRI JF2VNV JF2BLV JH0MHE 0821 559,

23rd JH1WHS JA5FFJ JR3DVL JA1RJU 0509z 559,

16th V73AT 0317 559,

8th 48.259.9 48.249.8 48.239.5 mhz tv 1030z 599.

February 1998: - 19th 35mhz pagers 0040z

3rd VK4CEU/qrp 559.

January 1998: - 5th short E's to VK2ZH,

4th E's to VK8GF,

2nd predicted W openings on E's did occur as in 1989.



<<<< The VK2QF 50mhz DX report Archive 1997 >>>>



December 1997: - 31st TEP to JA8GSZ J38CIC JA8GSZ JA8OW JA8UZ JR8DAG 0239z 559 to 5x9,

30th E's to VK6XLR,

28th E's to VK4,

17th E's to VK4, VK3,

16th E's to VK6JJ,

2nd TEP to JA1RJU JA1ANP JI1UHZ JA1AUD JA2FGL JG2TSL 7K4BPT 7K2DOA/1 0326z all 599,

1st E's to VK4.

November 1997: - 28th E's to VK5,

27th scatter to V73AT 0040 519,

26th E's to VK7,

24th TEP to JF2GWS JH4RNY JA5FFJ JA3EGE from 0834z 559,

23rd scatter to V73AT 0206z 559 & V73A 0239z 5x5, E's and aurora to VK2 VK3 VK4,

22nd E's to Zl2AGI & ZL2TPY,

21st E's to VK4,

12th E's to VK5.

October 1997: - 19th JH6VXP 0604Z 559 first contact for cycle 23 and probably the first into VK2 for the cycle 23 on TEP.





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