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What a pleasant surprise ! 630m was very active in a low noise band:
2016-12-13 01:56 WG2XXM 0.475712 -25 0 EM15lj 5 F59706 JN07th 7781 46
2016-12-13 02:08 WD2XSH/17 0.475646 -25 0 FN42pb 2 F59706 JN07th 5540 58
2016-12-13 03:00 WG2XIQ 0.475790 -29 0 EM12mp 5 F59706 JN07th 7991 45
2016-12-13 03:56 WG2XJM 0.475770 -28 0 EN91wr 5 F59706 JN07th 6206 54

F1AFJ/1, G0LUJ/1, G3XKR, G8HUH, LA2XPA, G8LCO, PA0RDT, PA7EY heard also Part5 license stations,
73, Patrick

Again, yes again,seems no limit for 160m activity "across the pond": Number of Unique dx spot: 286 (new all time record). The low noise level of the band is a key factor.
In the round 42 EU stns and 24 NA stns.
Best NA rx stns: KK1D(15EU), K4RCG(10EU), N2NOM/L(9EU), K1IR(9EU), WA9WTK(EU), W8AC(8EU)
Best EU rx stns: F59706(15NA), EA1FAQ(13NA), DK6UG(12NA), PA3FYM(12NA), G8DYK(11NA)
Best NA/EU dx spot: 2016-12-10 05:46 SV8CS 1.838122 -18 0 KM07js 5 KD6RF EM22 9763 311

Number of Unique dx spot: 272 (new record). In the round 56 EU stns and 27 NA stns.
Best NA rx stns: KK1D(13EU), WI1R(13EU), K4RCG(9EU), W8AC(9EU), K3RWR(7EU), K9AN(6EU)
Best EU rx stns: EA1FAQ(12NA), F59706(12NA), GM4SFW(11NA), DL3GAK(10NA), MW0PPM(10NA), DK6UG(9NA)
Best NA/EU dx spot: 2016-12-08 05:36 KD6RF 1.838123 -29 0 EM22la 5 SV8CS KM07js 9799 45
To note my new season count of my RX Challenge of NA stations heard: 47(+5)
A very magical propagation..... to be continue....
Good dx all, 73, Patrick

Event of the night; Alejandro heard near SR by Bjorn SM0MDG and Rolf LA2XPA
2016-12-07 06:34 LU8YD 1.838100 -27 0 FF51xb 5 SM0MDG JO99 13497 36
2016-12-07 07:42 LU8YD 1.838100 -23 0 FF51xb 5 LA2XPA JP33wi 13174 30
Congrats to all, 73

It's now trivial to write "new record"; night after night 160m stations generate huge number of NA/EU spots "across the pond"; widely above 1000 dxspots.
A significant figure is the number of UNIQUE dx spot: 221, to compare to previous top Nov23: 122. In the round 53 EU stations and 18 NA stations.
Best NA rx stations: W1IR(12EU), KK1D(10EU), W8AC(8EU), K3RWR(8EU), K9AN(6EU), K4RCG(5EU)
Best EU rx stations: F59706(8NA), MW0PPM(6NA), GM4SLW(6NA), ON4LUC(6NA), PA3FYM(6NA)
To note first NA stations heard by Anthonie NL8992 (K3RWR, W1IR, W8AC).

Great work from FY5KE this night on 160. Hope more to come...
73, Patrick, F59706

It's really nice to see so much activity on 160m.
This night we reached a new record with 796 dx spots "across the pond" just 10 days after previous one (784 dxspots Nov13/2016).
39 stations in the round (27 EU/10 NA)
10 NA stations heard in EU: K3RWR- K9AN- K9ANF- K9PAW- KD6RF- W1IR- W8AC- KK1D
3 EU stations heard in NA: DF2JP- DL3GAK- EA1FBU
To note George K9PAW heard by 14 EU stations, George running 1w, yes 1w !! and spotted by DL3GAK snr -14 (06:12z)

Good activity this night with 328 dx spots "across the pond" with 30 stations in the round (10NA/20EU).
10 NA stations heard in EU: AB4DF- K9AN- K9PAW- KD6RF- N2HMM- N9EMC- VE1SKY- W1IR- W8AC- W8OZZ
Curiously a one way propagation; no EU heard in NA !!
Best Rx stations: F59706(7NA), PA3FYM(6NA), SC0TID(6NA), G0LUJ/1(4NA), G0KTN(3NA), DL1GCD(3NA), DL1AS(3NA)
To note 3 "new one" heard for me (AB4DF, N2HMM, N9EMC) and a new count for my NA rx Challenge: 36 (21 in Nov2015)
We are now entering in the best period... so good luck !
73, Patrick

New record activity with 784 dx spots "across the pond" (previous 760 dxspots nov29-2013).
45 stations in the round.
8 NA stations heard in EU: K3RWR- K4RCG- K9AN- KD6RF- N1DAY- N2HMM- W1CDO- W8AC
4 EU stations heard in NA: G0BLB- G3RCE- G8DYK- M6VPW. Curiously only G station !

Best Rx stations: G8DYK(8NA), PA3FYM(8NA), G8HUH(6NA), KK1D(5EU), SC0TID(5NA), EA1FAQ(4NA).

Surprise to hear John W1TAG as WE3XGR/3 (part5 license)on 630m.
2016-09-22 03:54 WE2XGR/3 0.475675 -28 0 FN43sv 1 F59706 JN07th 5416 59
I plan to spend more time on MF to log part5 calls as probably a new RX Challenge...
I cross my fingers !!!

GL all, 73, Patrick

New active dx night (Sept12) on 160m with 348 dx spots "across the pond", 68% after 04:00z.
38 stations in the session.
10 NA stations heard in EU: AA3GZ K9AN K9PAW KD5DFL K9YWO KK1D W1FRA W8AC W8OZZ WD1S
Best Rx stn: W1FRA(12EU) F59706(9NA) G8DYK(8NA) PA1RZ(8NA) EA1FAQ(7NA) WD1S(7EU) G8LCO(6NA) ON7KO(6NA) G3JKV(5NA)
Current 160m dx level is at least two months in advance…..
GL all, 73, Patrick

Nice surprise 1 hour before my sunrise:
2016-09-11 04:08 ZS4TX 1.838078 -28 0 KG30au 100 F59706 JN07th 8847 343
Last time I heard a ZS stn on 160 wspr was Aug30-2013 with ZS1LS…..

ZS4TX had been heard in EU, today Sept11, by G8DYK, DH5RAE, G8LCO, F59706, yesterday Sept10 by G8DYK
In NA, today, by K9AN, W8AC, WA0JYF and yesterday by WD1S, W8AC.
73, GL all, Patrick, F59706

First active dx night on 160m with around 250 dx spots "across the pond", 29 stations in the round.
Only 2 EU stations heard in NA: 2E0ILY G3JKV
Best Rx stn: G8DYK(13NA), F59706(13NA), 2E0ILY(6NA), G0LUJ(4NA), GM4SFW(4NA), PA1T(4NA).
To note 4 “new one heard” for me and a new count for my NA rx Challenge: 22
GL all, 73, Patrick

What a lucky night!! I heard ten NA stations this night (Sept1st) on 160 and for the most part at sunrise:
WB5WPA(10w), W3PM(1w), K9AN(2w), K9PAW(1w), W9MDO(5w), K9YWO(1w), W8OZZ(10w), W8AC(5w), AA3GZ(100w), KW2Y(1w).
Curiously I was the only one to benefit of ALL the opening….. sorry to “pull the cover to me” hi hi
73, Patrick

the two pass decoder is incredible and magical for weak signals, same freq. !!!:
2016-08-24 14:40 ZR6LU 18.106102 -29 0 KG43av 0.2 F59706 JN07th 8582 342
2016-08-24 14:40 PA3DPN 18.106100 -22 2 JO21pt 1 F59706 JN07th 566 209
73, Patrick