There was a dual M-Class solar flare yesterday.
It wiped out HF propagation for a while.
Occurred around 1830 utc.
I couldn't hear much during that time in the SARTG RTTY contest.
Thanx for the Q's in SARTG
I felt conditions to JA and Asia were superb on 15M Saturday afternoon and very good Sunday AM to EU. Wonder if these flares can enhance certain paths?
I remember late last spring there was a superb late afternoon on 10m and 12m to asia/oceania, right before a major flare hit us. I was cq'ing and ja's were coming back with "are you Really on East coast?" I wonder if that was a flare enhancement right before the wipeout?
I remember that as well.. Charged atmosphere but not too much - great conditions - not much noise - and then it's static... It's hard to tell at times. It can be K4-5 and still solid with low noise.I'm new to this.. I don't understand what happens during the Summer that shuts down Hawaii for example from 8am until about 3pm? I think the MUF is in the 30 range. What happens that shuts 20M for example during most of the day?
I understand why LP South shuts down (or think I do).
Randy - the conditions for the QSO got better as expected during the afternoon. Out in Hawaii we had about 5 hours to work it. I left for my sons Varsity Football game. They should go 800w of power or 500w of power. Not a big deal.. They can call it the QSO Whisper Party...
I did the SARTG contest. That was fun! I only worked about 4 hours but I had about 80 QSOs. You must be talking about KH6ZM - Massimo on the Big Island. Funny story.. I worked most of the QSOs the first night.. a TON of JAs. A few EU and others. After the football game last night I game back for the last leg which was 10pm till about 6am out here. It looked like most of those on were dupes. I called on 20M and got a few JAs. Nothing in EU or the U.S. Figured I try 40M - there was KH6ZM.. worked him - he was 627 or something.. told him "Nice Job!"... I moved down a little and called.. nothing.. I figured.. let's go to 80M. I go to 3.590 and right before I got my Amp and Tuner set - in comes KH6ZM... I laughed.. Another contact with him.. "That was Funny!"... 80M was dead and I moved back to SSB 20M to look for IOTA's or something interesting but nothing so off I went..