[NZ4O Spaceweather] Weekend Propagation Conditions
Thomas F. Giella NZ4O
tgill44 at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Oct 27 07:34:31 PDT 2009
My propagation forecast verified pretty good against what I saw and worked.
160 was pretty bad here in Florida as far as lightning QRN. All of my QSO's
on 160 meters were with North American stations only. Propagation conditions
were depressed between mid latitude and high and low latitudes due to
precipitating electrons from the Thursday-Friday geomagnetic storm from the
80 meters was also pretty bad as far as lightning QRN. Evenings were open to
Europe and Africa on short path.
40 meters was also plagued as far as lightning QRN at times. Early Saturday
and Sunday mornings EDT I was able to work into east Asia on short path. I
made my first ever contact with Indonesia. Evenings were open to Europe and
Africa on short path.
20 meters was open around the clock to somewhere. During the late afternoons
I was able to work into east Asia and Australia/New Zealand on short and
15 meters was open at day. During the late afternoons I was able to work
into east Asia and Australia/New Zealand on short and long path. I made most
of my contest contacts on 15 meters.
10 meters saw some Es, TEP and a bit of F2 to Australia/New Zealand on short
path. Overall I heard very few stations.
I made hundreds of QSO's on all bands and all continents. I used 400-600
watts to an 80-10 meters horizontal loop up at 35 feet.
73 & GUD DX,
Thomas F. Giella, NZ4O
Lakeland, FL, USA
nz4o at arrl.net
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