RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 25 December 2016

| December 23, 2016

This week we have an extended propagation bulletin that takes you through to January 8th. HF propagation will continue to be relatively lacklustre, with the solar flux index staying in the mid to high 70s. Geomagnetic conditions have been unsettled at times, thanks to recurrent coronal hole activity. We will have a fairly quiet week […]

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Propagation News – 18 December 2016

| December 16, 2016

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 OF9X is once again on the air this Christmas from Santa Claus Land in the Arctic Circle. Twelve elves are operating OF9X, which stands for ‘Old-Father-Nine-Christmas’, […]

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Propagation News – 11 December 2016

| December 9, 2016

This past week had been reasonably settled, geomagnetically, with the K-index generally being between zero and three at the beginning of the week. The noon-time critical frequency as measured by the Chilton ionosonde near Harwell on Tuesday was just over 6MHz, which meant 40m often struggled for contacts close in around the UK, but 15 […]

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Propagation News – 4 December 2017

| December 2, 2016

Last week was a mixed bag in terms of HF propagation. The solar flux index hovered around the 80 mark and the K-index was poor at the weekend, although a little more settled later in the week. Last weekend saw the CW leg of CQ Worldwide and the consensus was that conditions weren’t brilliant. We […]

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Propagation News – 27 November 2016

| November 25, 2016

This week NOAA, and us, got the HF propagation prediction wrong. The figures suggested that last weekend would be unsettled geomagnetically, but in fact conditions were actually much better. The K-index did eventually rise, but not until late Tuesday evening. The prediction for this weekend, as you either read or hear this report, remains uncertain […]

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Propagation News – 20 November 2016

| November 18, 2016

Last week, the solar flux index hovered around the 80 mark, with average sunspot counts reaching their lowest level in five years. With sunspot minimum predicted to be some time in 2018 or 2019, this is a taste of what we can expect for the time being. But it wasn’t all bad news, as geomagnetic […]

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