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What a better start with every nights dx spots across the pond !
oct1=16, oct2=27, oct3=112, oct4=51, oct5=109

My 160m season list of NA stations heard is well under way:
KJ4YBS(5w), K9AN(2w), K9PAW(1w), K9YWO(1w), KD6RF(5w), W3PM(1w), VA3MW(5w), N3CO(5w), W4DEX(5w), K4LY(2w), N2NOM(5w), KU4XR(5w), N8OQ(5w).

May be it's a right time to have a look also to 630m...

Thanks to all and GL, 73, Patrick

Event of the night, for the first time Falkland isl. was heard in EU in 160m wspr:
2015-07-16 02:18 VP8ALJ 1.838094 -25 -1 GD18bh 10 G8DYK IO85te 12937 32
2015-07-16 02:18 VP8ALJ 1.838095 -23 0 GD18bh 10 F59706 JN07th 12377 39

I'm really please to see John(G8DYK) in the log too!

Beside that i was lucky to hear K9AN, K9PAW and K9YWO in my sunrise window.
The beginning of my 160m season is very surprising.... we are in summer and NA dx spots are ahead of one month !!.

GL to all, 73, Patrick

Last few days I was listening to 160 m overnight. With great surprise the first spot of my new 160m RX Challenge season came very early compared to 2014 (Aug08) and 2013 (aug24). The goal is to spot (Rx) the greatest number of UNIQUE CALLSIGN of North American station (W and VE). The previous season I had reached the number of 36 unique callsign.
This night, I heard Tom several times:
first,2015-07-13 02:52 KJ4YBS 1.838101 -26 0 FM28bh 5 F59706 JN07th 6137 54
last, 2015-07-13 03:54 KJ4YBS 1.838102 -26 0 FM28bh 5 F59706 JN07th 6137 54

2 spots for a great day:

- first on 630m and later in the season
2015-06-02 03:00 WG2XJM 0.475775 -28 0 EN91wr 5 F59706 JN07th 6206 54
tnx Eric (NO3M- part 5 license)

- then T2RG (Bob-VK2RG)from Tuvalu rare dxcc on wspr
2015-06-02 12:26 T2RG 21.096175 -24 0 RI91 5 F59706 JN07th 15694 357
tnx Bob for the first effective dxped with wspr

73, Patrick, F59706

John K3KQV has achieved a new TransAtlantic low power record on 160m WSPR at the best time when starts the twilight (04:18z) 30mns before SR. Here is the log:

The best nights on 160m are now in our backs, it’s time to summarize my RX Challenge season.
I logged 36 unique NA callsigns (39 in previous season) and I ‘m proud to publish the listing with power indication; 8 stations running QRPp !!

John K3KQV wrote this night a new ligne to the historical datas of the record distance. Well done with 100 mw !!

2015-04-11 02:26 K3KQV 1.838076 -25 0 FN00 0.1 F59706 JN07th 6214 54

2015-02-19 06:14 W3TIM 1.838108 -26 0 FM18cl 0.1 G8DYK IO85te 5719 45
2015-02-17 07:12 W3TIM 1.838107 -25 0 FM18cl 0.2 F59706 JN07th 6260 53
2014-12-08 02:44 W1FVB 1.838014 -27 0 FN44ej 0.2 G8HUH IO81mg 4992 56
2013-10-09 02:34 W1FVB 1.838027 -26 0 FN44ej 0.5 F59706 JN07th 5467 59

2015-04-06 06:30 ZL4OL 3.594167 -24 0 RE54gg 5 F59706 JN07th 19150 286
2015-04-06 06:20 ZL4OL 3.594167 -20 0 RE54gg 5 F59706 JN07th 19150 286
2015-04-06 06:12 ZL4OL 3.594167 -21 0 RE54gg 5 F59706 JN07th 19150 286
I publish these spots of the morning to mark the situation. A real surprise because this is my first ZL on 80m WSPR.
Thanks to Mike.
73, Patrick, F59706

For several days, i have systematic an error msg when loading my spots to wsprnet.org (see jpeg) and that every 10 minutes. Who has the same phenomenon? an idea of why??
73, Patrick, F59706

Sometimes 160m propagation has curious effects. That night I received on 160m the signal of John (K3KQV) from 02:10z to 05:30z with a kind of double peak. The first one at 04:12z (snr-5) is atypical, the second one at 05:20z (snr-9) is the usual peak framed by the beginning the twilight (TS) and the sunrise (SR).
I also wonder about the real power of John. An snr of -5 with 1w is a record. Unfortunately I did not find any email address to contact him :-(
Good luck to all, season soon closed ...
73, Patrick

I was listening 630m all night long with some success:

2015-03-10 04:22 WG2XJM 0.475775 -27 0 EN91wr 5 F59706 JN07th 6206 54
2015-03-10 04:26 WE2XGR 0.475797 -25 0 FN31ls 10 F59706 JN07th 5720 57
2015-03-10 04:06 WE2XGR 0.475797 -26 0 FN31ls 10 F59706 JN07th 5720 57

G3XKR heard same stations but in a wider time range (03:04-05:28z).

73, Patrick

With the ARRL CW contest the 160m is not usable. That night I stayed on 630m. Finally a good choice, I heard with some luck WG2XJM (part 5 license of NO3M) for the first time in 2015 (last time 2014-02-08):
2015-02-22 04:14 WG2XJM 0.475775 -31 0 EN91wr 5 F59706 JN07th 6206 54
A test to retry...
73, Patrick

February continues to provide good news on 160m. That night a new entrant W3TIM (registered for 2 days) created the event; heard by 9 stations in Europe, it has lowered its power to 200mw at EU sunrise with a new record distance:

2015-02-17 07:12 W3TIM 1.838107 -25 0 FM18cl 0.2 F59706 JN07th 6260 **new distance record**
2015-02-17 07:12 W3TIM 1.838112 -29 0 FM18cl 0.2 G4BOO IO91ij 5906
2015-02-17 07:12 W3TIM 1.838108 -23 0 FM18cl 0.2 G3YPQ IO70ss 5715

Active night on 160m between 03:10z and 07:40z with 196 dx spots "across the pond" in the wsprnet database. Thanks to two NA stations: WB5WPA heard by 6 EU stations, K3KQV (new entrant) heard by 11 EU stations. To note also G4BOO heard by K9AN and N2NOM, and ON7KO heard by N2NOM.

We are in the middle of the season and the activity begins to grow.
On January 3, 77 dx spots, 12 active dx stations, 7 NA stations heard in EU, 4 EU stations heard in the USA.
On january 4, 113 dx spots, 10 active dx stations, 5 NA stations heard in EU, 6 EU stations heard in the USA.
These last two nights on 160m were interesting because conditions are good in both ways.
I hope the number of stations continues to grow because I'm late for my annual RX Challenge. My score is up to 22 NA calls heard (27 last year at the same time).

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