Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ending A Spectacular September

While it is true that conditions in September have been monitored in an unprecedented scale in Kongsfjord this year, I think it is also safe to say that the conditions have been unprecedented in stability and quality. Below is the overnight waterfall from the 340 beverage on Sept 28th:

Both my Perseus/Jaguars were running in continous mode overnight. Logs from this week include CFOS Owen Sound ON 560, WCHU Ithaca NY 870, WIBX Utica NY 950, KTOQ Rapid City SD 1340, KFIV Modesto CA 1360, KJYE Delta CO 1400, WKNW Sault St. Marie MI 1400, KBMW Breckenridge MN 1450, WTKI Huntsville AL 1450 and KKAQ Thief River Falls MN 1460 to name some of the better ones.

While conditions were good and focused on the 28th, they were anything but focused on the 29th, so nothing new was heard. Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, US/Can east coast mixing with mid-west and even the odd west coast station makes it hard to find anything of interest.

However, weaker signals are audible several hours after sunrise now, after we passed equinox.

Very little of interest from Asia and the Pacific this weekend. Less than two weeks until the KONG23 DX-pedition starts.

UPDATE September 30th:
And this is how the Jaguar waterfall looks after a "solar fart", in this case the start of a proton event:

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