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Author Topic: Really bad band conditions  (Read 9343 times)
WX2S
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« on: May 18, 2013, 02:48:10 AM »

The bands are totally dead, and RBN doesn't spot me past the borders of the United States. I saw a news report that we got sideswiped by a big solar flare. Good thing the Internet still up.  Grin

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W7KKK
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 12:03:56 PM »

I got this note from a friend.
I don't follow all this stuff but he does.

Solar weather is wild right now. We are in the middle of a solar radiation storm (mild S1) and a geomagnetic storm also mild (G1) with intermittent X-ray storms that cause radio blackouts in the HF range.

Nice sunspot numbers but right now they don't mean much.  Undecided
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W3HKK
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 04:10:43 AM »

Yes!  The SSNs got me excited......but when I tuned the bands, only a few sigs were coming through, plus no 10-12m to speak of, and no 6M Es......as of yet. 

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W7KKK
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 01:58:23 PM »

Then there is the solar flux, the A index and the K index to consider too and the later two have been really bad for propagation lately.
Just do like I do and listen for them and hope you can work them.
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