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Title: BARTG RTTY -- conditions?
Post by: VA7CPC on March 17, 2013, 11:25:52 AM
I've had reasonable results from this contest in the past.

Yesterday and today -- awful !  Few signals on 20m, and most of those are weak.  Some 15m activity yesterday, but nothing today.  (It's 11:24 local time (PDT) in Vancouver BC, 18:24 GMT).

. . . Is it just me?

I see the K-index is elevated.   If this is "moderate" space weather, I don't want to see anything worse!

Thanks --

.                Charles


Title: RE: BARTG RTTY -- conditions?
Post by: KB3LIX on March 17, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
Yesterday (Saturday) it wasn't all that bad, but today...

It is the PITS !!!!

Signals weak as heck IF they are there at all.
We are experiencing the effects of a CME that hit
the earths magnetic field around 0600z this morning.
A Index is at 10 and K Index is at 6...Major magnetic storm.

Me thinks it is time for a nice Sunday snooze with my terrier.
She LOVES afternoon naps.


Title: RE: BARTG RTTY -- conditions?
Post by: VA7CPC on March 17, 2013, 02:53:01 PM
Thank you --

. . . I'm going for a walk. 

.               Charles