"Proof of the pudding is in the eating."
Extracts from VKlogger:
This looks like either Evening TEP, or perhaps "extended" Afternoon TEP.
19-Oct-09 07:02 E51CG >> NH6P in BK29 on 50.0450 BCN 419 > BG08CT @ 4560.7km 6°Hearing NH6P Beacon Very Light on 50.045.00
19-Oct-09 07:54 E51CG >> NH6P in BK29 on 50.0450 BCN 599 > BG08CT @ 4560.7km 6°NH6P Beacon In Hawaii 599+10
19-Oct-09 07:55 E51CG Worked Bert KH6HI SSB
19-Oct-09 07:59 E51CG >> KH6HME/B in BK29GO on 50.0610 BCN 559 > BG08CT @ 4540.2km 6°KH6HME Beacon 559 NH6P Beacon 599+10
Estimated International Sunspot Number (ISN) for 19 Oct - 000; Observed 10CM Solar Flux = 71 (Source: SIDC). 10CM Flux 90-day mean = 69. Geomagnetic field activity was at quiet levels. (Source SWPC)
A touch of Afternoon TEP comes to VK.
24-Oct-09 05:05 VK4BKP >> JA1RJU in PM95SQ on 50.1100 SSB 59 > QG48OV @ 6367.7km 351°
24-Oct-09 05:08 VK4BKP Also JM1TWR and JH6SQZ
24-Oct-09 05:11 VK4BKP >> JA2IGY in PM84JK on 50.0100 BCN 519 > QG48OV @ 6394.4km 348°
24-Oct-09 05:25 VK4BKP Also Worked JM1WBB JK1TWQ JA1CUL JA1VZV
24-Oct 06:35 JA1RJU I have had good prop to VK4's at 0443 to 0515z. thanks QSO to VK4BKP.VK4KAY.VK4EK and VK4WM.
Estimated ISN for 24 Oct - 012; Observed 10CM Solar Flux = 73 (Source: SIDC). 10CM Flux 90-day mean = 69. Solar activity was very low. Active Region 1029 (N14W01) grew to a 13-spot bipolar sunspot group from a 9-spot group on the 23rd.
Moral: you have to be there, on the air . . . along with stations at the other end (ditch the belief that "it's Solar Min. and there can't be any DX").
73, Roger Harrison VK2ZRH