RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

Last week’s HF propagation was spoiled by a K5 geomagnetic event in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This was caused by an enhanced high-speed solar wind stream. This had the effect of knocking the HF bands for six with the VP8SGI DXpedition on South Georgia barely making an appearance for modestly-equipped stations for the […]

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Propagation News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

Solar activity was a little more settled last week. The solar flux index was in the range 104-113 and the K index was mainly around one or two later in the week, after reaching four on Sunday. This week the solar flux index is predicted to remain in the range 100-118, with lower activity on […]

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Propagation News – 24 January 2016

| January 22, 2016

We’ve had yet another week with unsettled geomagnetic conditions. This time the Kp index hit five on Wednesday, and even six on Thursday, caused by a plasma emission from the Sun with a prolonged southward-facing Bz field. This was a shame as the field had been very settled on Monday, with a Kp index of […]

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Propagation News – 17 January 2016

| January 15, 2016

We’ve had another week of disturbed geomagnetic conditions, with the K index hitting four at times. This was due to an ongoing high-speed solar wind stream from a coronal hole on the sun. As we predicted, the solar flux index remained in the range 100-110, bringing lacklustre HF performance at times. Next week looks like […]

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Propagation News – 10 January 2016

| January 8, 2016

As we’ve entered 2016 it would be nice to have some better HF propagation conditions. Unfortunately, life is never that simple or accommodating! This week we have suffered from the effects of a high speed solar wind stream that flowed from a geo-effective coronal hole on the sun. The effect was a K-index of five […]

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Propagation News – 27 December 2015

| December 23, 2015

This week we have a slightly different approach to the HF propagation news. We want to help you and your family contact Santa’s elves in Lapland, Finland. The station Oscar Foxtrot Nine X-ray, OF9X, is once again on the air this Christmas from Santa Claus land in the Arctic Circle. The station, which is near […]

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