Propagation to VK continues

By   15 December 2016 22:45

Today, another good opening to Australia was recorded. During the last month, quite a number of openings occurred, showing that propagation from Europe to Australia is not as rare as I initially thought.

In a number of cases, a peak is observed around 19:30 UTC. At that time, in Australia the sun is already above the horizon and the enhanced signals indicate that during that timeframe, something is happening in the ionosphere.

I am currently gathering information for an article, to be published soon.

In the meantime, here is the graph of today’s opening:

JT 62 SNR as received by VK7BO on Dec 16, 2016

JT 65 SNR as received by VK7BO on Dec 16, 2016