RSSGB2RS Propagation News

Propagation News – 19 June 2016

| June 17, 2016

This week saw some fantastic six metre propagation, with the band behaving more like 20m. Multi-hop sporadic E contacts were made across the Atlantic, as far west as Arizona and south to Texas. Six metres is a band that can exhibit both VHF and HF qualities, although we’ll leave any further sporadic E discussion to […]

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Propagation News – 12 June 2016

| June 10, 2016

This week saw mixed HF propagation conditions. We were right to predict a geomagnetic disturbance for last weekend, although the plasma hit the Earth right at the end of National Field Day. This led to widespread aurora as the K-index hit five and then six. Propagation during field day was lacklustre due to a lack […]

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Propagation News – 5 June 2016

| June 3, 2016

The solar flux index declined further this week to the mid-80s. A quick look at an image of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory on shows why. On Thursday two sunspot groups were rotating out of sight on the Sun’s limb, leaving a pretty blank disk. As a result NOAA predicts the solar […]

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Propagation News – 29 May 2016

| May 27, 2016

This past week was more settled geomagnetically with the K-index generally staying around zero or one. This was thanks to a lack of solar coronal hole activity and the associated high-speed solar wind streams. The solar flux index declined from the high to mid 90s as large sunspot 2546 rotated out of view. This has […]

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Propagation News – 22 May 2016

| May 20, 2016

This week the solar flux index managed to remain mostly above 100, thanks in part to large sunspot number 2546. The region appears to be quite stable and not a likely threat for any significant solar flares. Geomagnetic conditions remained unsettled with the K-index hitting four at times and often hovering between two and three. […]

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Propagation News – 15 May 2016

| May 13, 2016

The solar flux index hovered teasingly just below 90 this week, trying to make us believe that we are not heading towards the next sunspot minimum. There were no significant solar flares, but we did have geomagnetic disturbances, particularly at the beginning of the week. This was due to an ongoing high-speed solar wind stream […]

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