Here are a number of propagation report web sites and tools – courtesy of Steve N9FSE, Space Weather, and Sunspot Cycle Resource Center Hepburn’s tropo forecast very interesting. Very good site, used to allow one to receive email updates on propagation (eAlerts). Weekly propagation bulliten archive from the ARRL. VHF Propagation

The map shows activity that has happened in the past hour. Paths are combined to create color-coded
footprint indicating the distance VHF signals are likely to be traveling. Packet stations typically run
low power into small vertical antennas. Better equipped stations should exceed the the distances these
stations report. The map is updated automatically, typically several times per minute.

Hamfests around the area ARRL Wisconsin section Hamfests and Swapfests